Sunday, January 27, 2008
I bought a Cuttlebug yesterday as I had some birthday money to sepnd! I ordered it from Craftability at Poplars Nursery near Toddington. Paul, Owen and I went to the garden centre for a light lunch, then the boys went home and I spent 2 hours playing with my new machine - using all the dies and embossing folders that Vanessa has. It was a great way to see what I did and didn't like.
I chose 3 embossing folders (2 are on order and will be in next week) and 2 sets of dies. We played with foam, chipboard, paper, card, vellum and acetate. You get some great results. Two little girls came in the shop and were absolutely fascinated in watching what we were doing...they ended up leaving the shop with punches and glitter paper bought by their Gran!
So this morning I have made some cards playing with my new toy, the bright rainbow one is for the latest challenge on the forum which is the colours of the rainbow, why don't you join in? Possibly a bit too bright, I used a variety of Cats eyes chalk pads. The stamps have been painted using my new pencils that I bought on Thursday
The baby card at the top is using some embossed card that I bought from Milton Keynes market, the little pram is embossed using the cuttlebug, and my new dew drops add the fnishing touch! These dew drops are fabby.
Finally one for the men, using good old QK dies cuts.
I did put some cards on the Ampthill Farmers Market yesterday - but only 5 went, it wasn't a really busy market this time - but January is the worst. The Town Council have some plans a foot I have been told - so watch this space.
A new Italian restaurant has opened in Ampthill this week - so I hope that maybe we can make visit soon. We also have a new gift shop - but I have not ventured in yet, so not sure what it is all about.