Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Touchy feely baby card

This card is for sketchy Thursday 60 on Eat sleep stamp:



It's also for:

Dutch dare: 'felt like it' - use felt on your card - the duck on this new baby card is felt, the ribbon is touchy feely as well.

Little red wagon 3: 'distress it up' - sanded/inked edges - the 'boy' panel has been sanded and inked with chalk tangerine ink and the embossed 'boy' was chalked with Pebbles' orange.

Another one for three clovers 39: 'birds or bugs' - this time a bird.

The striped paper is K & Co, the background paper was free with a magazine.



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Piling on the ribbons

This card is for Pile it on 24: '3 flowers and 5 pearls' - I used a blue flower and two brown ones and 5 prima brown pearls.

It's also for the sketch for Truly Scrumptious 20, with the additional challenge of adding texture - there are plenty of different textures on the ribbons, on the floral sentiment and on the flowers.



These other challenges are included as well (the idea with 'Pile it on' is to combine with as many others as possible):

365 cards day 242
: 'ribbon frenzy' - use several different ribbons (I was stumped with this one till I got inspiration from the TS sketch.
The play date cafe 4: 'blue, chocolate brown, tan and cream
Squigglefly 28: 'thank you'
All that scraps: 'thanksgiving project'
Flutter by Wednesday 83: 'thankful' and use a butterfly (yes), fairy or angel
La la land 13: 'thankful' - La la land says: 'To show our appreciation for you, in addition to this week's THANKFUL challenge we also have a Blog Candy to give away.'
Nutty nutshells 4: 'thank you/thankful'
Paper Blooms: 'thank you' (sadly their last challenge)
Three clovers 39: 'birds or bugs' (a butterfly is a bug!)
Frosted designs: 'bling it on' (brown pearls)



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

ATG700 tape gun review

Some of you have asked about the ATG gun.

I use silicone glue for decoupage or for things that need a stronger bond, sometimes use glue dots or sticky dots, but the main form of adhesive I used to use was double sided tape. However, I started to buy some of the little sticky tape pens - the ones that you use and throw away - some you can get a refill for, but the refill costs nearly as much - and none of them last very long. I found that I was either resorting back to DS tape or paying out more for the tape pens.

So, having heard good reports from a few fellow crafters, I bought an ATG gun and can honestly say that I love it. I've used it since the day that I got it (so much so that, with the amount of cards I've made recently, I've been getting through the tape rolls!)

It seems strange to use at first, mainly because of its size, but I found that I got used to it very quickly and actually now like the solid feel of the size of it. It does take a bit of practice to get the sticky where you want it - at first I tended to be too far away from the edge of the paper, but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it.

If you get some sticky where you don't want it, you can gently rub it away.

It's easy to change the reels of tape - only takes a few seconds.

I hope this review helps. If anyone has any questions, please ask.

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

WOYWW today?

It's Wednesday again - WOYWW day at Stamping Ground - a day of nosing at other people's workspace! (I forgot about it last Wednesday). I haven't actually done any crafting today, but I'm sorting out my Christmas stuff. I've already made (and sold) quite a lot of Christmas cards, but need to make more and got to the point where everything was getting stashed in together - so I'm in the middle of sorting it all.

I hope to be back later on with some actual crafting (when my workspace will get a lot more untidy than it is atm).

You can see that I've had freeview Create & Craft on in the background, but tbh I couldn't tell you what they were selling, 'cause I didn't really take much notice.


Why not follow the link above and have a nose at people's workspace - and take a photo of yours and share with us.

If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!