Monday, 17 October 2016

just chatting

Hi everyone
Just taking a rest from preparing things for the workshop on Saturday so thought I would pop back in for a chat.

After the previous post I did pop outside & photograph my rowan tree;

Here it is


and



a couple of close ups of the masses of berries.
Pretty isn't it.

At the weekend when Rita sent me the photograph of her card that was featured in a recent magazine she commented that I should send in a photo of the new home card I made for our daughter.  I haven't sent things to magazines in years.  After a little thought I decided I would give it a try - so we will see what happens.

Yesterday I had rather a frustrating craft session - I wanted to use a die I had bought from Crafters Companion.  It is one of their Edge'ables dies & is called Bethlehem.  Three times I tried to cut it & three times it really stuck in the die & therefore did not come out clean.  Also the embossing was non existent.  So this morning I shot off an angry email to them - so again - I wait to see what they say;


The bottom image is the die cut.  Laid like that on a piece of card it looks ok in the photo - but the 2 end palm trees are torn & other parts are distorted.  The top image is the die with all the residue in it & you can see where part of the image is still in there as well.  Those pieces are so difficult to get out I have just left it on the side thoroughly fed up & annoyed.

Right, that's me for today.
'Bye!


2 comments:

  1. Have you tried waxed paper on top of die under your paper.It seems to work on tricky ones.
    Sheelagh

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    1. Hi Sheelagh. Thank you for mentioning the waxed paper. No, I haven't tried it yet. I will give it one more chance & if it doesn't work with the waxed paper I think it will have to go back. Gloria.

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