Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A bygone era


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I had a lovely box of  Pink Orchid toiletries for my birthday. As I opened the box I was surprise to see that there was a lovely pink and gold foiled piece of card at the back which was too good to waste. The square at the bottom of the card was cut from the soap box. The 'Pictorial review fashion book' paper is from some ephemera that I bought in a pack some time ago. I decided to finish the card with some gold foil strips and a Best Wishes sticker.


This is for:

Just inspirational: vintage
Hobbybook: girly
Penny's 193: anything goes
613 avenue create 87: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 26: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 107: anything goes/memories
Crafting from the heart 34: anything goes
Clear it out: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network September: anything goes
Cards galore 9: make a card
Just us girls 256: anything but a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card (this is A5)
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Papertake: anything goes + option to recycle/upcycle
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 336: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 72
Crafting by design September: anything goes

First card using shapes from Scan n Cut


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Yesterday I plugged in my new Scan n Cut that had just been delivered and tried out a few basic shapes that are in the memory. This is my first card using something that was cut on the machine. I have to giggle to myself really because the shapes I chose to make are ones that I could have done anyway with nestie labels dies that I've got - lol! But I had to make a start somewhere and this seemed an easy option.

I stamped on to the smallest shape with part of the Penny Black 'letters and flowers' inked with fired brick distress ink and then used the ink to brush the edges of the shapes.

The background of the card is a piece of pearlised embossed paper that was left from a previous card - a large snippet, but a snippet nevertheless, so an opportunity to join playmates at Pixie's snippets playground again. This was also brushed with fired brick distress ink.

I found up a snippet of some gloss card that had been coloured with alcohol inks ages ago - about time it was used! - wrapped around with some lovely organza ribbon (bought a whole big roll of this some time ago when I needed to match up with a wedding card I was making - I think the roll will last forever!) The birthday sentiment was lightly brushed with the distress ink.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets week 140
Whimsy 75: monochromatic
A little bit crafty September: distress it
Simon says Monday challenge: boldly go into stamptember
Penny Black August: floral fantasy
My mums craft shop 21: dies or punches (die cuts created with Scan n Cut)
Scrappers delights 30: anything goes - new beginnings (first card made using die cuts from Scan n Cut)
Crafty ribbons: birthdays
The house that stamps built DCC827: celebrate birthdays
Eclectic ellapu September: lady's birthday
Timbro scrap mania 99: special occasions
Scrappy hands 19: red
Quirky 18: red, red wine
Crafting at the weekend 5: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cards galore 9: make a card
Just us girls 256: anything but a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Papertake: anything goes
Sisters of craft September: anything goes
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 336: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 72
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 274


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It is ages and ages since I've linked to WOYWW and I've missed having a nose at everyone else's workdesks, although, admittedly I do 'see' quite a few WOYWWer in my wanders through blogland. If you don't know what I'm talking about have a click on WOYWW 274, have a nose around ... and more importantly, share a photo or two of your workspace for others to visit.

I've often thought of 'returning to the fold', so to speak ... and at last, here I am!!

I'm excited to show you my workspace, because a big parcel arrived yesterday - I wonder if you can spot what was in it?


Well, I've had to move my cricut to the back of the left where I sit, my eBosser and some other things have been dumped there for the time being:


Because I needed to make room for my new toy - the Brother Scan n Cut. I powered it up today and cut a few shapes - that's as far as I've got.


Here's the new toy in all its glory!


Now I have a dilemma. I have lots of cards to make (I'm now on lots of Design Teams, which is wonderful, but does mean that I need to keep up with getting things done. Do I get ahead with all those commitments, so that I can then play with the new toy ... or do I play with the new toy and then get everything done in a hurry after that. And, the big thing that I've needed to do for ages and need to do even more now is have a sort out!! Having bought a new unit a few months ago housing quite a number of Really Useful Boxes, I promised myself that I would have a good sort out ... it hasn't happened yet. Those who know me well, know that I like to be organised, so I do need this sort out. Watch this space ... you never know, I might be able to come back next week and show that the sort out is in progress.

Update: If anyone's interested I've just made a card using some cuts from the Scan n Cut - it's here if you'd like a look.