I had to get the shopping out of the way before I could devote any time to crafting. I also debated whether to pop along to the first day of the craft fair at Aintree, but decided against it. Thought I might pick up a few bargains on Saturday, the last day. Then I mulled over whether to get a cuttlebug, they were promoting it on CnC, with the usual flexi pay, which does help. My local craft shop is not cheeky with their prices, in fact they are cheaper than CnC on most things.
I want the cuttlebug for the embossing option, feels like I am missing out when it comes to the tags and cards these days as everyone is going embossing mad. I didn't care for any of the folders they were selling on CnC, I think the all over designs are better value for money.
I've had lovely comments about the candles. They are easy to do, I used some clear A4 acetate adhesive sheets, I printed the design on to the acetate and then stuck them to the candles. They could be removed before burning, or left in situ. I did experiment with some waterslide decals, which also worked but which were very fiddly, plus you had to apply some varnish to them. I did the printing in Desk Top Publishing, it was easier to use that than Word for resizing. I got two big patterns per sheet, and 6 of the small patterns, so it was also economical. You can print anything onto the acetate, so it would also be perfect for Christenings, First Communion.
Friday is my day for being a therapist, it will be nice to get back to my clients.