Good morning one and all. I hope this finds you well. I have been doing a very convincing Norman Collier impression for the last few days.
I haven't got a cold but had a sore throat, that developed into an equally impressive Frank Ifield impression, then Marcel Marceau and now the current Norman, with a silly cough.
Mr D has been walking around with a smile. . . . . . .can't think why ;-)
First things first, a big welcome to Carole who has kindly become paddler No 80. Very kind of you and much appreciated.
Nothing really, as of typing, to report about any of the neighbours. We used to call Flash, Sooty as the vehicle he used to have was similar to the Sooty Mobile (for those who remember. . . . . . I still have my Sooty glove puppet, that sits on my bed post, ahhhhhh).
He was out scraping Mrs Flash's car at the weekend in his own dressing gown, hairy legged, with Crocs on his feet and one of those trapper hats on his head but to be honest, thats reasonably normal for him.
Now today, I'm showing a few of the fridge magnets I have made by die cutting some magnetic sheets.
|Coloured black and topped with stamped red funky foam, offset and stuck to the magnet|
I bought a load of Polaroid magnetic sheets from one of the pound shops to store my dies on (2 A4 sheets in each pack for £1 rather than expensive ones I had seen on C & C). The good thing with these ones is that they are white on one side (you can run them through a printer as well) so I usually write the name of the die on that side.
This also means, they are thin enough to die cut and you can use inks or what ever you fancy to decorate them.
|One of the SB Medallions coloured in silver metallic Promarker|
|One of the SB Les Paps coloured in gold Krylon pen|
My current favourite is. . . . . . . . . . . .
Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight cut from the magnetic sheet and also from a sheet of one of my favourite First Edition Pads (Neroli) and yes, I was finiky enough to position the die on the paper so that the pattern lined up lol!!! I then simply glued the paper to the metallic sheet.
Mr D wanted to remain anonymous so I've swapped his picture for a Tesco voucher lol!!!
Just wanted to show something different you can do with dies. . . . . . . think of all the flourishes and frames you can use.
Hope that these may be of interest to you all but if not, here's a card to make up for all the magnet shots. . . . . . . . . .
Its a Christmas card I made for Mr D to send his bosses (the car was requested because of his job). I am trying to use some of my Hunkydory stash and this decoupage and sentiment were part of it. Mind you, I do think it looks nice set on some snowflake embossed soft gold card and teamed with some gold and copper ribbon.
Well, that's me. Hope you can join me for my next offering which will be my second DT card for MAWTT.
Til then, be good!
Ps. . . . . . the puddy tat is our dear departed Sam. She's been gone 8 years but we still miss her terribly.