Friday, October 17, 2014

Fingers Crossed...

Hi folks...I'm doing a little woohoo this a quiet whispery "not tempting fate" voice...I think I may have managed to head the dreaded sniffles off at the pass...a couple of early nights...loads of hot lemon/honey drinks and 4 hourly pill popping sessions seem to have done the trick...I suspect the stuffed up sneezy fuzzy feeling may well have been the old body's reaction to the central heating being turned on again but you never know...such an optimistic statement has turned round and bitten me on the bum in the past so here's hoping with all fingers crossed.
And back to the crafty stuff...a quick make with my new best friend...the gorgeous Layered Snowflake...
and it seems we're back to challenging photography dark dreich days again...despite my best efforts...the camera refuses to show the sparkly twinkly Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy glittery finish on the snowflake and that's easier to type than it is to say...

I have so many ideas running around in my head for this boy but I won't be putting them into practice today...instead I'll be heading back to The Papeterie...yes twice in one week...what a meet up with the lovely folks who come along to join in the fun at Kath's Klub.
But before I go...I've had a couple of  "can you help" e-mails from crafty folks who have purchased the Holiday Words Script Thinlits Set and have been unable to either get a clean cut on these beautiful intricate words or struggled to eject them from the die...
I'm casting no aspersions here because I am the world's worst at diving in head first and only consulting the instructions when it goes horribly fact I'm an honorary member of the "people who live in glass houses should not throw stones" club but if you flip over the packaging leaflet...Sizzix share some "help is at hand" hints and tips...
"because of their intricacy...Thinlits dies may require up to three passes to cut" and "place wax paper between material and die for improved ejection"...'s as simple as that folks...despaireth no more...problem solved and there's no need to purchase those mega expensive rolls of "die-cutting" wax paper cheap as chips at £1.99 for a 10 metre roll of non stick baking paper from my local Aldi works a treat. And if you're thinking they may just be a tad fiddly to stick down...head on over to Craft Obsessions and stock up on the fabulous STICK IT...the easy peasy perfect adhesive solution for all your intricate die cuts.
Enjoy whatever you're doing this weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow over at The Ribbon Girls for a brand new Colour Challenge
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. I have been using waxed paper for some time on any of my intricate dies....sometimes a double layer and a cardstock shim.
    Is what you are showing in the photo, what we here in Canada call parchment paper?

    Brenda in BC

  2. Hi Kath love the snow flake, the card is lovely.x

  3. Wow what a beauty that die is Kath....another on the wish list for me. Your card is magical and obviously so sparkly too. Enjoy your weekend xx

  4. Beautiful card Kath! Thanks for the tip re die cutting intricate shapez! Sue C x

  5. Hi Kath, that snowflake die is gorgeous, the big dies are great to use. Love the card, the words are nice and big. Miserable day of rain, makes the sore bits worse I think... Trish

  6. Looking great, love the combo with the Kraft! Glad the cold has gone and have fun today!

  7. I like those word dies Kath - they might just have to go on my wish list LOL!

  8. I got my snowflake die yesterday, looking forward to using it - your card is stunning and the glitter does show up very nicely! Have a great day. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Morning Kath. To late with this tip!!!

    My More expensive waxed paper has just arrived in the post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lesson learnt, wrote a note to self. Thank you for the tip. A hug for The Golden Bundle. Love today's card. Jan.x

  10. What a fab card and a great idea! great tip that too...simply gorgeous as always and l hope your feeling much better x

  11. Bought the die from the lovely Sue at Country View Crafts. Next day delivery free. Brilliant Should have tried greaseproof first ordered wax paper now from Sue and some stick it.That will teach me to jump the gun!! x