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Friday 22 January 2010

Hot Foil Print Wizard - my FAB Xmas pressie!

Mark, my OH bought me this fab tool for Xmas, and after a few goes I think I have pretty much mastered it!
It really makes your cards look professional, you can buy it from these people:

What you do (from top left to right):

  1. Start with Wording printed on Vellum from computer, Special Silver Foil, Item you plan to print on which for me was velvet style card and of course the Wizard itself which is heating up!  
  2. Stick with tape,the layered vellum word, foil then card.  
  3. Start writing with the Hot Foil Print Wizard fairly slowly on top of the vellum.
  4. Once you have finished that you get an indent in the vellum so you can see where you have been..or not!
  5. Silver foil has been melted onto card.
  6. Lift vellum and foil up to see what writing has come out like and if you have missed any bits! (I had'nt fortunately, but if I had you can stick it back down and go over the bits you have missed - fairly easy!)

Hope that makes sense! It does take some practice and shakey hands are not good! lol


Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge & Anyone for Anya Challenge entry!

Hi everyone,

Susie and Vikki have a new blog called DCD Christmas Club where they have their first challenge 'Snow'.

The whole point of this challenge blog is to help everyone build up a good collection of Xmas cards for the following year and I for one am all for that, as it was a mad rush last year!!

Also, after recommendation from another follower (thanks Lauren) I have entered the card below into Anyone For Anya challenge this week too!  A new challenge is set every Sunday - i'll be joining in that then!!

This is my entry, and I'm so looking forward to the next one on both challenge blogs!!


  • Snow stamp from the Rain Snow Shine The Greeting Farm Stamp Set

  • Promarkers (best pens ever!)

  • Silver Glitter pen

  • Black card

  • Red snow card recycled from an old Christmas card

  • Silver handmade paper

  • White Ribbon stitching

  • Martha Stewart scalloped edge and embossed punch

  • Xcut snowflake punch

  • Craftwork Cards scalloped edged card

Thanks for looking and dont forget to enter my blog candy to win the image on my card and lots more!

Sunday 17 January 2010

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Purple with Carry Case and Brand New Big Bite ll for sale!

Hi everyone,
Just to let you all know that I have a Crop-A-Dile Purple with Carry Case and a NEW Big Bite ll for sale on Ebay.  Listings end on the 27th January.  Please take a look if you're interested.

Big Bite:

Crop-a-dile in case:

Friday 8 January 2010

New Year, New Craft stash!

Hi everyone,

Well as i'm practically snowed in at the moment here in Bedfordshire, I got some proper crafting done today for the first time since before Xmas! Woo hoo!

I usually get the family to collect the Xmas cracker packaging over Xmas and New years so I can 'recycle' them in my cardmaking the following year.  It doesn't always go to plan as I forget about them, but this year I did actually make my Thankyou cards out of them!  What do you think?  I don't think you would know at all!! hehe

I think it's a nice thing to do, sending thankyou cards.  I know we all say it to our family and friends when we receive our gifts from them, but what's an extra token of appreciation?  Plus, you get to show off what your best at - creating!

I also made myself and a few friends some 2010 diaries this afternoon using my new The Greeting Farm Miss Anya stamps.  I am building up quite a collection now, I just love them, almost as much as Magnolia Tilda and Edwins!

Well, bedtime for me I think!!  Don't forget to enter my blog candy below if you pop by.....!

Take care,

Lou x

Thursday 7 January 2010

**CLOSED** Happy New Year Blog Candy!

Hi everyone,

I have some more lovely candy to give away for the New Year!!

What you will get:

- Miss Anya Love - The Greeting Farm Stamped Images

- Rain Snow Shine - The Greeting Farm Stamped Images

- Magnolia's StampClub™ WINTER & CHRISTMAS 2009 Stamped Images


- Magnolia NOEL Stamped Image

- Magnolia Tilda Santas Little Helper Stamped Image

- Magnolia Edwin Santas Little Helper Stamped Image

This blog candy will close at 6:30pm on Monday 1st February, and I will announce the winner sometime that very evening!!

All you have to do to win is:

1. If you're not already a follower, please become one.

2. Display this photo on your blog for all to see with a link back to my blog.

3. Leave me a message so I know you have entered.

If you don't have a blog of your own, please become a follower anyway, and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! ALSO, dont forget to email me your e-mail address so I can get it touch with you if you are lucky enough to win!

I will post worldwide, so everyone is welcome to enter.

Good luck, and thankyou as always for visiting my blog!

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