Thursday, 2 July 2020

At last

It is now 6 months since we had chiropractic treatment and are knotty to say the least. Had to take two bath towels to cover the bench plus wear masks and clean our hands. Finally back home and we both feel so much better.

I have a dental checkup this afternoon but missed their phone call yesterday so am not sure what I need to do when I arrive.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Birthday card for a friend

She doesn't do much web related stuff so doesn't read this blog, therefore I am safe to show it to you! It measures 4" x 4" and has a lovely sheet of ready printed paper on the base. On top of that is scored vellum, the 'with love' top (created by me) and a cut out butterfly:
The advantage of putting things on top of vellum is that it covers where you stick it to the base card. The stamp below and butterfly are from another set. It looks blurred here but is lovely and crisp on the card:
I enjoyed making it. Also each day, I am doing a little of my chosen postal Christmas gifts, which I won't be able to show here as several of the recipients read this. They will take me quite a bit of time as there are many elements to what I have chosen to do and lots to make.

I know it is early but last year, I was almost too late to make anything so am starting early this year!

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Stamping

I am going to work through all my stamps to see if there are any I really don't like or like using (rubber ones for instance, just hate them).

For the first time in quite a while, I bought myself some new stamps as part of a magazine - a jungle wild animal theme. Here they are just stamped onto a sheet of white paper:
I like them a lot. They came from this magazine - shush - advertising!
It also had some paper blanks in them which I don't tend to use much but some of them are okay.

You should clean silicone stamps before using, there is a bit of mould release residue still on them. However, I tend to stamp them as above, putting them straight into soapy water after each stamp. Once rinsed and dried, they are put back on the acetate backing and are ready to go (and stamp properly) next time.