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#394126 - Fri Oct 03 2008 07:49 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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I mentioned it in the photo thread but know I should have said it here but today, Saturday the fourth is world card making day I've already made some this morning. If I find a design I like I usually make four of them. Actually don't ahve many original ideas I usually pinch them off others.

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#394127 - Sat Oct 04 2008 04:41 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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World card making day? Isn't every day a card making day?

I will need to investigate then get busy.

How did your mum's shopping trip in the US go? Did you get lots of craft goodies?
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#394128 - Sat Oct 04 2008 06:33 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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sigh - I'm sure her shopping trip went well - it just didn't include much for me! I dont' think she really understands how hard it is to get some of the stuff here and how much more expensive it can be :shock:

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#394129 - Sun Oct 05 2008 07:29 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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Poor Jillian, did you get your watercolour pencils?
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#394130 - Sun Oct 05 2008 02:30 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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Nah, got nothing like that. Bought some myself from a stamping company. I'd never used them before but really like the effect of them and I coudln't paint normally to save my life so it's a good way to get the wishywashy effect of them.

You see some such amazing things that people do with crafts and have to wonder how much time they have on their hands or that they got more of one of the creative gene

I was going to suggest to you, Sue, to look into Stampin Up! cause I know they started in the UK last year but it doesn't seem that they service Jersey though. Doesn't seem fair really - are you considered UK only when it's convienient?

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#394131 - Sun Oct 05 2008 04:46 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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Some of the companies accept me as UK but not all. They get upset when they normally use a courier delivery service instead of post. Our sales taxes are different too, strictly speaking they ought to not charge me VAT when sending goods but unless it is a significant amount I don't normally argue. I just bought loads of metallic card and 500 envelopes (bargain price) and got a message from the supplier saying the £3.50 P&P would now be £11 as they couldn't use the courier but as a bonus they removed the sales tax. Imported goods don't attract the local tax unless they are worth more than £300 as it costs too much to collect the tax.

I don't know if you have looked at Joanna Sheen, she sends worldwide postage free, but not for paper and card as that is too heavy. Rubber stamps would be P&P free to Australia.
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#394132 - Mon Nov 24 2008 08:49 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: lothruin]
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I came across this crafting site for children for Thanksgiving and the stuff does not seem too gross.
http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanksgiving/
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#394133 - Thu Sep 17 2009 06:46 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: ren33]
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Well ladies, I was in the UK last week to attend a funeral and since the airfare is an arm and a leg when you book close to the date of travel, like next day, I decided to spend a week there. I arranged to meet a woman from a craft forum site that I use and we hit two craft shops.

I spent too much in the first shop, I bought a couple of sheets of stamps which ate a chuck of plastic, then a few new Cuttlebug folders ate some more.

When we went to the second shop I was very restrained, just bought a few sheets of peeloffs and some cheap metallic card, it was about 5p per sheet for silver mirriboard and silver matt metallic board. Then on the way out we spotted some paper trimmers with changeable cutters. The woman demonstrated it to us and we both resisted temptation.

A couple of days later I was looking on the internet and Googled the trimmer and found one so ordered it, I couldn't resist it. Oooer, it is lovely, about eight different cuts.
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#394134 - Thu Sep 17 2009 07:27 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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Don't tell me you're having purple cows now?
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#394135 - Fri Sep 18 2009 03:03 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: denni19]
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Oh such fun, new stash. Your paper trimmer sounds interesting ... (can you pm me a link so I can be curious and see what it does?)
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#394136 - Fri Sep 18 2009 03:30 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: denni19]
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Don't tell me you're having purple cows now?




No purple cows, it is the Woodware one

Toni, I will send a PM with the link.
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#394137 - Fri Sep 18 2009 03:48 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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cool, new toys!

I went to a four day retreat over last weekend which was just great. It's the third year I've gone now and it's something I really look forward to. It's on another sheep station that does B&B farmstays and we craft in the shearing shed and we get catered for and all. It's just great. I did 18 layouts and 20 cards.

But out of all the stuff that I took, want to have a guess and what I forgot? Yup, my trimmer. d'oh! Luckily someone had a spare.

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#394138 - Fri Sep 18 2009 03:49 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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oh, can you send me the link, too, please Sue? Ta.

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#394139 - Fri Sep 18 2009 03:59 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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oh, can you send me the link, too, please Sue? Ta.




Done.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, I am booked to go on a parching week in October, I booked it almost a year ago and yesterday I got a message on my answerphone to call the person arranging it as it might be cancelled. Apparently the credit crunch has kicked in and only eight people have indicated they are still going, the rest have pulled out and lost their £25 deposits. Last year it was fully subscribed and wait-listed only for ages. If it is cancelled I lose my airfare as it is non-refundable.
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#394140 - Fri Sep 18 2009 04:05 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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Sue, the Woodware looks even better than other ones. As far as I know, you can have 12 different cuts with that one if you wish .

Copago - "18 layouts and 20 cards"... in 4 days?
WOW! You're a machine not a human .
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#394141 - Fri Sep 18 2009 04:21 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: denni19]
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oh they were pretty long days - we didn't waste too much time of petty things like sleep!

My latest toy is the scor-pal. have you guys hear of it? Makes scoring so easy. I like to make boxes and things like that and it makes them easy too. I'll put a photo in the craft gallery of a card box I made.

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#394142 - Fri Sep 18 2009 04:24 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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Oh no, Sue! I hope goes ahead! I remember last year you had a great time and came back with new techniques.

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#394143 - Fri Sep 18 2009 04:31 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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I have a scoring board, mine has card folds on one side and box folds on the other side, not that brand though.
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#394144 - Fri Sep 18 2009 05:40 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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'18 LOs and 20 cards' Hmmphh!!! Some people have all the luck *nyah*

If I could do 18 layouts in a whole year I think I'd be over the moon, just the idea of getting inspiration for that in 4 days is giving me an attack of the vapours!!! Can't wait to see yours, though, Jill (I might even be able to scraplift some of your hard-earned ideas )

Thanks for the PM Sue, have tossed that one into the 'wish list' basket and we'll see what the 40th birthday fairy brings me

I have a scoring board too, sounds like yours, Sue - a purple-y coloured board. Honestly? I have never used it! I can't get the hang of it, particularly not for the embossing element. Then again, I'm just not a card-maker. I can't seem to get the knack of simplifying things. My cards always end up looking a mess that I'd be ashamed to offer anybody!

Keeping my fingers crossed that your parching weekend doesn't get cancelled! I too remember how much you enjoyed it last year.
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#394145 - Sun Oct 04 2009 04:08 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Santana2002]
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Ladies you have finally sort of persuaded me - this evening I have actually stamped no less than four images and painted them!

I was watching some water colour painting on telly this evening so thought perhaps I would stamp a couple of bits and colour them in with paints and it was fun.

Last week I bought some new stamps, I couldn't afford them but they were cute - they are owls. I am waiting for some EZ Mount Foam to arrive so that I can use them, they didn't have any when I bought the stamps and they are rubber rather than acrylic.

A couple of my efforts are sprays of flowers but the others are little fat robins so presumably I cut those out and stick them on cards rather than just leaving them on the scraps of card which I stamped on.
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#394146 - Tue Oct 20 2009 05:10 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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Don't laugh but this evening I am going to a group which makes cards. Apparently we make three cards with the materials provided and tonight it involves the Glitter girls' embossing boards.

I have been told to 'bring your crafting kit', I really don't think they mean this, I would need a removal van!
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#394147 - Tue Oct 20 2009 05:48 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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LOL 'bring your crafting kit' ... sounds a bit vague to me too!

I don't think I'd be able to craft away from home simply because I don't think I'd know which pieces of my 'kit' I'd need. At the very least I'd need my cutting mat, huge ruler and roller cutter, then there's the various glues and sellotapes, then what paper am I going to need, how much, in which colours? Embellishments for finishing: usually I choose these when the main body of work is done, and I try out lots of different things before deciding what to keep ...

Sounds like an impossible task to me to 'bring my crafting kit'!

Do let us know how you get on, though!
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#394148 - Tue Oct 20 2009 12:53 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Santana2002]
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You're probably alrdady there by now but I hope you have fun. How big a crafting kit did you take??
That retreat that I go to involves taking four large boxes AND a set of drawers

I like the stamping and card making mostly because it is a small area and becuase if you are stuck for ideas there are so many forums, blogs, galleries that you can get ideas or even just copy straight from.

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#394149 - Tue Oct 20 2009 02:59 PM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: Copago]
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Needless to say I took lots of the wrong stuff and not enough of the right stuff! I took a glue-gel instead of foam tape and the wretched stuff had solidified in the syringe. Then I didn't take my creasing board nor mini guillitine nor my bowmaker. I really didn't need any of the various markers and fibre tips and only used one pencil from my box of 120 - that raised a few comments though, drool time.

I am going to a workshop in November so that will be fun. I did enjoy this evening, a bit of a challenge making cards to their design.

They have a 'shop' and most things are cheap, like Nesties for £12. I ended up buying a 2nd hand Big Shot for £28, I have ordered a few dies.
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#394150 - Wed Oct 21 2009 01:02 AM Re: Craft Circle - General chat [Re: sue943]
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I ended up buying a ..., I have ordered a few ....




You, lady, are totally incorrigible!

(Though I have to admit you got a good price for the big shot, even if you don't need it )
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