Friday, July 12, 2013

Paperbabe Stamps Winner & Friday's News

Hi folks...OK first things first...time to announce the winner of the Ribbed Background Stamp from The Paperbabe Stamps Co-Hop Launch Party...

and the winner chosen from all the lovely comments you left is...woohoo...
Congratulations Karen...if you e-mail Kim at
kimpaperbabe@yahoo.com
with your address and "Ribbed Background Stamp" in the subject line
she will get your prize in the mail

well the car's loaded up all ready for my road trip today...I'll be chugging down the motorway to the metropolis that is Glasgow for an overnight stay and then Mr Fuse (or to give him his Sunday name)...The Fiskars Fuse Creativity System and this crafty old girl will be strutting our stuff at Hobbycraft Glasgow tomorrow...if you're in the area why don't you pop along and say hello...we would love to meet you and show you what this boy can do.
I've loved working with the new dies that arrived last week but there was one and there's always one isn't there that had me completely stumped because the flowers are a tad on the large side...
let's just say you wouldn't get many of them to the pound...way too big for my style of cardmaking and it wasn't until I was searching for something to pack the piles of die cutting materials into that I had one of my "of course you Numptie...why didn't you think of that before" lightbult moments. The perfect solution had been staring me in the face all the time...a cheap as chips but great quality and value for money at £2.99 hessian tote I bought at Hobbycraft was calling out to be decorated...
but this is a chemically etched die...one of the range only suitable for cardstock or paper unlike the steel rule dies which will cut almost anything...that's fabric out of the equation then so I set to work with thickish cardstock, diecutting embossing and letterpressing different designs...sticking the flowers down with strong Fabric PVA adhesive...decorating with buttons and ribbons and voila I rather like it...

I realise that cardstock flowers are going to have a limited life...not entirely practical and certainly not suitable for taking out in a torrential downpour but neither would hessian be...this is going to be my Fuse Materials Demo Bag not an everday workhorse of a bag so I'm sure it will be fine for the purpose I'll be using it for. But I'll love you and leave you for today and I'll be checking in with you all tomorrow just so you know this intrepid traveller/adventurer has arrived in one piece and fingers crossed without incident.
Hugs Kath xxx

22 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

Toot toot! Thank you Kath. Have a good trip and drive carefully, your box of goodies looks fabulous! hugs Karen

Rita said...

Congratulations to Karen. Love your bag Kath, and as you said Hessian is not suitable for a wet day anyway and so your pretty flowers are safe. The flowers would also look good on a cushion and could be stitched on. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Jane said...

Have fun Kath and the bag is really great. No worries re rain today ;0) x

trish said...

Hi Kath, well done Karen. You've done a wonderful job decorating your bag, I'm sure there will be lots of lovely comments about it down in Glasgow tomorrow. It's a super big die, pity it doesn't cut material. Have a good journey and a busy enjoyable day...Trish

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous transformation Kath! I wonder if it would cut through two layers of card to make a flower shaped card? Have fun in Glasgow! Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Love how you decorated your bag!!! Have fun.

michele said...

Wow fabulous bag make over Kath! Hope you have a great weekend in Glasgow xx

SueF said...

What a brilliant idea Kath. I've got some 'blinds' samples which would be perfect for a project like this.

Off to find some cheap hessian bags!

Sue

ginny c said...

The bag is lovely you are so clever enjoy your day at hobbycraft, couldn't you make a mistake with the sat nav and come to Chelmsford. Best wishes ginny

Julie Brooks said...

I love the make-over to the tote, Kath - you turned it from something dreary into something beautiful. Have fun with your demos. Hugs, Julie xx

Redanne said...

Congratulations to Karen! I love your bag Kath, what a wonderful set of flower dies. Great idea to put them on the hessian bag. Have a safe journey and a good visit, your demos are bound to be a great hit. Hugs, Anne x

loftylass said...

See Kath - you always manage to come up with something.... the bag is stunning - the flowers look gorgeous and would look good decorating a box or file.
Enjoy your Glasgow trip.
Hugs
Heather W
x

rachel said...

your bag looks amazing kath! Fantastic idea! Well done to Karen too and enjoy Glasgow - I lived there for a while and do love to pop back and see the city! xx

Christine B. said...

Congratulations Karen. Love the bag. Have a good day tomorrow. Hugs x ChrisB

hotpotato said...

love what you've done with the bag.

hazel said...

Hi Kath
Love that Bag it's amazing you clever lady. Have a great time at Glasgow .Hope it's not to hot there
Take care
Hazel G

Lorraine said...

A beautifully decorated bag - It looks fab.
Have a safe journey
Lorraine x

Barbara said...

Awesome idea. Great looking bag.

Kat said...

Great idea Kath.

Hope your demo goes well in Glasgow. I'm sure you'll have a lovely time.

I was tempted to say how could you get into trouble just driving down to Glasgow. Then I thought better of it....!

Kat said...

Great idea Kath.

Hope your demo goes well in Glasgow. I'm sure you'll have a lovely time.

I was tempted to say how could you get into trouble just driving down to Glasgow. Then I thought better of it....!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Have a good trip. Love this bag x

magical said...

wowee i love that bag x

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