Tuesday, 24 April 2018

mold photos - part 2

Hi everyone  -  just got back in from visit to hospital so thought before I get involved in anything else, or fall asleep, I would write this blog post & show you the second set of photos from the Mold club meeting last Thursday.

The project was a really sweet pop up card - for which I cannot find a proper name. Different people give it sightly different names & of course to search the Internet for pop up cards you get loads!

The evening was taken by Joan - it was supposed to be Rachel & Joan but Rachel was poorly & couldn't attend & I don't think Joan was feeling too bright either.  So I  hope you both are feeling better now.

Here are the samples that Joan & Rachel made ;

They are beautiful

and here are the cards made by the ladies;

3 views of Clare's card
This is such a cute design

Janet's card
Those colours are really lovely - delicate & bold all in one.

Ooh! - looks like Joanna's sister is getting this one.
Love the backgrounds & the belly band is a good idea to keep it closed

There is something very striking about black & white & you can see the belly band laying down on the side in the top photo.

Rhiannon - a lovely clean & fresh card with a musical theme.
I really like that sentiment - it's true isn't it!

Sheelagh has chosen some lovely bright colours for her card
I like the mixed media style piece on the bottom of the card in the middle photo. & what a great use of buttons.

Yvonne's card is another lovely black & white one.
Oh yes, we all need to believe in the magic.

A big thank you to Joan for taking this project & for Rachel preparing the notes & samples - it was a lovely project & I am going to be trying that one.

Thank you also, once again to Joanna for the photos,

Tonight is the Mold II club night & I will be popping in briefly to say hello.  I was thinking of staying for a while but after the long visit to the hospital I am left very tired.  But, still I can manage a short visit.

That is me for today ladies - 'Bye for now.

Monday, 23 April 2018

mold photos - part 1 - missed items

Good afternoon everyone.

Just popping in with a couple of photos from the Mold Show & Tell last Thursday.  They got missed from the other post due to the fact that when I went to put the here - the file was blank.  No idea why - just one of those computer mysteries.  Anyway I got in touch with Joanna & she sent them again - this  time OK.

So, apologies to Sheelagh whose photos they were - but then you get a post to yourself!!

As a reminder the Show & tell was to make a card with Black, White & Silver or grey colours;

That is absolutely stunning

but wait - look below

.... It's an easel card.

Well done Sheelagh  & apologies again for being missed in the last post.

That's me ladies.  'Bye again.

mold photos - part 1

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a good weekend, in that lovely weather.

I did say I was going to show these photos over the weekend but it look me a little longer to make my special card that I was making. Mainly through really frustrating things - like not being able to stamp clearly - don't know what I did wrong but 2 images did not come out complete so the card layer had to be cut again,.  Really frustrating but it turned out great in the end.  Can't show it to you yet.

So, Mold's Show & Tell for their meeting last Thursday was to make a card in white, black & silver / grey.

Here we go;

What an amazing card - it's simply beautiful

A really lovely design
There really is something nice about the black/grey tones isn't there

Made 2 cards for the Show & Tell & both of them a lovely clean & fresh design

This is a really pretty & clever design - but - Joanna said she got a bit of stick about it due to colouring those 2 petals - which was not part of the brief.
tsk tsk Joanna   


Wow! Mair really went to town.
I love the one with the pansies - its that shaded black grey tones again.

Well done ladies - lovely cards.

Tomorrow I will have the project photos for you - I will try not to forget to do it, as I have a visit to my Oncologist tomorrow.

Take care.  'Bye

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Play day

Good evening everyone.

This afternoon I have had a play day - well half day actually.

I went into my craft room to make a particular card, then thought I would make one of the "easy" cards I had seen on the Internet recently - to get warmed up.

I used designer paper for the main decorative part - something I do when first trying a project, but did manage to stamp on them as well.

When I had made the card I had a reasonable amount of card & paper left over - so went to put it in my "bits" box, then thought - if I do that it will possibly stay there for some time.  After all, that is how we get a bits box.  So for a change, I decided to see what sort of card I could make instead.

Here are the 2 cards & the first one was the one I went into my craft room to make;-

In this photo the card doesn't look anything particularly special
but the difference shows in the next photo.

This the  card stood up & open.

I have to say I was a little disappointed in the way that it seems to lean forwards a little. Perhaps if the back was shorter than the front it might sit better.  I might try another one without decoration to see if that is so.

Here is a side on view

The front of the card has a panel on each side cut from the bottom edge to the centre fold.  These are then decorated & glued flat leaving the central panel to create the open card.

I rather like it & it makes a change.

Here is the card I made from the left overs;

There was a big enough piece of the base card left over to make a landscape card.

As you can see I used some of the designer paper to create a panel on the front & inside the fron right hand edge. Then trimmed a little off the front open edge away to reveal some designer paper on the inside.
From another couple of strips I stamped out some small "Dreamees" floral stamps & cut them out mounting 2 sizes together.  I used pearl drops for the centre of the flowers & also 3 little pearl shapes top & bottom of the card.

On both cards I used the sentiment "Just because" so that they could be used for any occasion.  In the photos the base card looks blue but in fact was green.

You may like to make that top card at one of your evenings - let me know.

That's me for today I have photos from the Mold club meeting on Thursday to show you which I will do tomorrow.

'Bye for now.

Oh... by the way ... I didn't get around to starting the card I actually went in to make.  So that is the task tomorrow after showing the club photos.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy Birthday Greetings

Today is 21st April


a Very Special Person has a birthday

Wishing you a very happy 92nd birthday
Your Majesty.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sad news

Today I learnt the sad news that Brian - husband of Elizabeth of Mold II club - passed away on Monday.  He had been poorly for some time but through Christmas & Easter his health deteriorated

I am sure you will all join me in sending Elizabeth our deepest sympathy & that we are thinking of her at this sad time.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sharing a bad experience ..........

............ & it's outcome

Good morning ladies I am currently waiting the arrival of my brother for a brief visit - but have just learnt that the Isle of Man is fog bound & all flights delayed.  He was supposed to arrive at 11:30 am but hasn't left the IOM yet.  Very frustrating.

Anyway back to the reason for this post.  Just recently I had an email from Dot, of  Mold II club, about some trouble she was having with a purchase that had not arrived.  Rather than repeat Dot's words & perhaps miss something - I am copying her email here.

I just thought I would let you know that I ordered a stamp platform with carrying case from Once Upon a Stamp 21 days ago and paid £31.49 via PayPal. Well the parcel hasn't shown up and I've phoned this Gordon Fraser 3 times and all I get is the impression that he's not interested.  He told me that I had to contact the sorting office and the local post office to check with them and said I had to fill in a form to chase it up myself. Well I took myself off to Flint to the sorting office and they checked their records and said it hadn't been received by them and then I went into my local post office and they said I couldn't start a delivery dispute as it had to be done by this Gordon Fraser.  I phoned him today and he was quite rude to me when I asked for my money back.  He said it wasn't his fault that I'd not received it and I had to sort it out myself with the post office.  Then Keith tried to speak to him and Gordon put the phone down on him. Keith then phoned him back 15 mins later and he told us that he couldn't speak then as he had a big delivery at his door to sort out....we are still waiting for his call.
I got in touch with PayPal and they are opening up a dispute on my behalf. I just thought I would let you know so you can be wary of him and let others know how he treats his customers. I will keep you posted of what transpires but I will not be visiting his stall at Hulme Hall in future."

Then a couple of days ago I received another email from Dot --

"I thought I'd let you know what has been happening with my hassle with Gordon Fraser. I have phoned him 3 times as you know and got nowhere with him so I contacted PayPal and they opened up a case against him.  I wrote to the lady who runs the Hulme Hall festival and informed her of his after sales service and then I wrote to Gordon (as advised by the Consumer Act 2015) outlining that I wanted a complete refund and that he was the one who had to chase the Royal Mail up and not myself, and then I went and enclosed a copy of the letter I had sent to the lady who runs Hulme Hall. I bet that will have spoilt his day somewhat!!  I posted these two letters off on Sunday afternoon and today I have had an email from PayPal to say that Gordon has refunded my payment !!!  And I should think so too.  
I still won't buy anything from him ever again and I will let all and sundry know about his complete lack of interest in clearing the matter up quickly - I had ordered this for my daughter's birthday which is on the 21st so now I will have to give her the cash and she will have to buy it herself - not what I really wanted. She will choose a different model from his I'm sure. I understand that the one that Crafts Too do is better than his. I've got the Tim Holtz one but Ceri wanted a smaller version than that hence I ordered this one from Gordon."

What a to-do, poor Dot.  Before replying to her last email I checked suppliers of the platform on the Internet & found that the Range do have it on-line, but not sure about in store.  So I sent this info to Dot & she is going to look into it, as she would much prefer to give her daughter the present rather than the cash.

I seem to remember quite a while back there someone else who had a problem with this Company & one of their products & had to resort to the same sort of attack.

The main reason I put this all here is because it shows the correct way to go about dealing with a problem like this & that the Vendor is the party that has to follow these instances up not the Buyer.  So just remember - should you ever find yourself in the same situation.

OK that is me for today.  Going to talk to Bob to see what the situation with my brothers flight is now.