I eventually settled at my own desk around lunchtime, after the SBB (Sunday Bacon Butty). This is how the desk looked as I started, all nice and neat, well almost. Don't worry there is an 'after' shot. Had a mooch round the blogs to see the challenges, I fancied the Sunday Stampers
So got cracking.
ABAC also have a new challenge, Stitch in Time, thought it would involve sewing, and it does but it is not compulsory.
This pic shows close up of the pva embossing, plus the inky embossing. The PVA glue dispenser was bunged up, so after unbunging it I cut the nozzle at an angle, seemed to spread better. Teeny tiny stamp is from a set that I've hardly used.
Of course today is Armistice Day, I was a bit too late to make it to our local parade, so watched the ceremony in London, it is always moving, sadly there are far too many young faces there now. Of course the Royals were all dressed up, so Phil, Andrew and Will are all entitled to their uniforms, but Anne and Eddie? Didn't the latter bail out of the Marines? Yet he has the gall to sport a very bright uniform, bet he didn't have to pay for his Diamond service medal!
This photo is showing a close up of the fran-tage powder. I tried this yesterday but put too much on, so today I mixed some up and then dabbed the area with a versamark, then just lightly sprinkled it on and got a better result. I think also the cosmic shimmer powder, because is is finer, gives a better result for the heat embossing as it is easier to melt and to keep to a gloopy consistency. Notice the use of technical words - gloopy!
And here is the 'after' picture, daren't show you what was to the right! Even with my new craft desk I still manage to spread out all over the room! The desk has made a huge difference, I can get crafting a lot quicker, and there isn't any need to pack stuff away. Of course I still need to sort out my stash, something I've been threatening to do for weeks! I may bite the bullet this week, need to unearth the Christmas stash, no avoiding it I suppose. Not making many Christmas cards, just a few for the family.
Right, one challenge done, ABAC is next on list.