I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and hope Santa gave you everything you wanted, or wished for, and hope your wish wasn't too big to be accommodated. There's always Birthday's, Easter, Mothers day etc to look forward to if they were just a tad too expensive.
I did get my Platinum machine, but unfortunately it has to back. I have to be the unluckiest person when it comes to die cutting machines. When I couldn't even use the handle to get it out of the box and onto my desk I thought " this doesn't look good!" The handle wouldn't move unless you used a spoon to force it up. Once up, the handle was lopsided. I then got one of my dies that I use regularly, Les Papillions Two, 5 passes in the middle later and it still didn't cut totally, so I tried some of Sue's leaves that I use often, 2 passes in the middle and they didn't cut either, so I gave up, packed it up and I will call the shop when they open again on the 4th. So no fun playtime for me with my new machine for a while. It does put me off of getting another one, what do you think?
Anyway onto a lighter note we went to a Panto on Monday afternoon. It was Alladin, at the Mayflower Theatre and Joe Pasquale played Wishee Washee. Well!, I can't remember a time I have laughed so much at slapstick humor, good job I took tissues. There were 9 of us, but only one child of twelve, Oh and one very pregnant daughter that totally threw herself into joining in.
I hope you don't think I have cheated for this weeks blog, but like everyone over the festive time It's been so hectic here , so I looked for some items I had made previous and had stored in my stash box, and I incorporated them with a die of Sue's I had been sent, and this is what I came up with, There's a festive one and 2 summery ones . I hope you are not too disappointed that it's not a card. When I sent my project to Creative Expressions they said they would like to see me to make more of this, and that it doesn't always have to be cards, again what do you think?
I think you have all been wonderful visiting my blog this year and leaving such lovely and encouraging comments, and I hope you will visit in 2016 too. So I would like this opportunity to say a big heartfelt Thank you to you all, and I know I have lots to share with you all next year!
A BIG HAPPY & HEALTHY 2016 EVERYONE. I WILL RAISE A GLASS TO EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU AT MIDNIGHT THURS/FRIDAY. THANK YOU AGAIN!
Creative Expressions- Foundation card- Coconut White & Sand
Cosmic Shimmer- Embossing Folder- Detail Silver Shine
Spellbinders- Cinch & go Flowers
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Wild honey
Sue Wilson- Classic Rose
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Scalloped Lattice Buckle Bar
Sue Wilson- festive Collection- Pine Bough
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Classic Poinsettia