Thursday, 30 June 2011

Three Post Thursday …….!!! Plus Last Call for Winners of Crease Mouse/Mice

I have 2 Coppernob Crease Mice still unclaimed ..... BonJen and Jules can you e-mail me and I'll see you get yours xxxx

Post 1 - A Card From Exotic Climes

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How exciting …..I had to send one of the Crease Mouses/Mice Josie from Coppernob sent me for my first ever blog candy all the way to Minneapolis, which was thrilling for me to think that I have followers in the US, and then I was even more thrilled when I received a Thank You card from the winner Cheryl.
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Cheryl had not only used the Crease Mouse to score her card, but had also used it for to make the star pattern on the front of it ….. now that’s something I hadn’t thought of!  Thank you Cheryl x

Post 2 – A Gift of A Very Tiny And Exquisite Type Nature …

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…. as if that wasn’t enough excitement, another lovely follower, Kathryn, sent me a very mysterious e-mail saying that she had seen and bought something that had made her think of me ….. (I thought, perhaps, a family packet of Maltesers or a bag of scratchings!).
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….. and then a couple of days later this beautiful card with a lovely note followed……
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along with …………..
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…. this exquisite handmade, felted and spun inchie, I just adore it! 
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….. and how very spooky …. I had just the right shadowbox picture frame just waiting for it, it’s so perfect and is now on my treasure shelf in my craft room.  Thank you SO much Kathryn …it’s so beautiful and it has found a home where it will be appreciated and loved every single day xxx.

Post 3 – My Decopatch Disaster

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With all this news of a lovely type nature  I thought that I would be able to bury my big disaster amongst it all so that no one would notice ….. but I’ve decided to come clean and show you that I have cocked up good and proper!
I found this tin at a carboot sale … the cards inside were no use, but it was the tin box I really had my beady eye on … I paid my 50p and was well chuffed.
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….. and so over the past two nights I have lovingly covered it with Decopatch papers and several coats of varnish all of which was very relaxing and therapeutic …. until I came to photograph it and closed it ….….. only to find that all those layers of paper and varnish around the rim of the box had rendered it impossible to open again!!! Serves me sooooo right, I was so pleased with myself yesterday with my evening bag, I was heading for a fall!  DOH!

I have just read Marc's comment .... what am I like? .... I have rescued the case from the bin ....(with funny looks from my neighbour) and it is now soaking in the sink, paper and varnish peeling off as we speak, so that I am ready too start again.  This time I am going to give it a quick spray of paint first, especially round the top so I won't need to cover the tin right up to the edge.  Thank you Marc!

Also in answer Anj's question yesterday ... I have used both PVA and Decoptach glue on a couple of projects now and the Decopatch is definitely superior, with a far better finish (but, I have used ordinary clear varnish to complete my projects).  I have just bough a 160g bottle of Decopatch glue from e-bay as it was the cheapest place I could find it, including postage.