Scoring and folding......
A WORD OF WARNING
so many folks at the SECC told me that they love their Fiskars Trimmer...have dispensed with their scoring board and are now using the cutting groove in the trimmer to score their cards....that's fine if you are using the scoring blade designed for the trimmer. It's just as well I was seated for the real MAMMA MIA moments that followed...crikey it was enough to give me the fatal heebeegeebies when they told me what they were using to score...ranging from the blades of scissors...a stylus or a dried up biro. This is a real NO...NO......because over time you will deepen and widen the cutting groove and the chances of cutting a nice clean straight edge will be gone so either get yourselves a Fiskars Scoring blade or just use a scoring board.....PLEASE
it's a bit of a mind numbing job but hey ho someone has to do it so it's on with my favourite CD...coffee cup topped up and before you know it's onto the next stage.....chopping with my trusty X-Cut guillotine....a true work horse coming up for his tenth birthday and still cutting as sharp as the day he took up residence in the cubbyhole.
Then the crafty conveyor belt moved on to the snowflake fest department....die cut glittered and set out to dry
before you know that's another task done and dusted and because we are doing scrapling make and takes....I now have 140 odd card blanks all ready for slipping into their cello bags ready for the next crafting frenzy.The crafty clock is on countdown...in less than a week I will be setting off for NYC...the crafty list of things to do doesn't seem to be getting any shorter but hey that's life in the cubbyhole....deadline seems to be my middle name and don't tell anyone but I work better under pressure and the ideas just seem to flow when I have my back against the wall and am skidding in by the seat of my pants....thank goodness us girls are great at multi-tasking.
Next to be ticked off the list is the gorgeous DT bundle of Craftwork Card goodies Julie gave me at the SECC....loving the envelope templates and have lots of ideas running around my head for those....more DT stuff to finish off and posts to schedule. The making of the cards is the easy part...it's the photography..editing and blog post writing that takes the time...anyone fancy being my new media assistant....free bed and board...unlimited access to my cubbyhole stash and lots of snuggles from The Furry Boy...applications in writing please to the cubbyhole.
Just one more make and take kit to finish off....so instead of sitting here blethering I'd better get my skates on.
And the good news is Mr Dyson is back to full health and eating his way greedily through all the rubbish left over from kitting and the trillion and one hairs that The Furry Boy releases into the atmosphere in one day.
Surprise surprise the media frenzy is in full swing.....nothing in the news for the next few weeks but the Royal Wedding.....don't get me wrong I am absolutely delighted for William and Kate....but can't the media learn lessons from the past and give them some breathing space.
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx