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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Good morning and another bright start to the day.  Yesterday we had a few hours out, visiting sis, another meal out and Christiana had her hair cut.  Todays plans are to go to Morrisons for lunch and then a day in the craft room really.

The kitchen works are coming on well, with the exception of wood worm.  We have wood worm throughout the floor so we have to change that.  The builders are very tidy and clean up all the time and so very polite.  Once they left last night I went to wash the pots but no hot water???  Christiana said that she was feeling rather cold so I put the heating on but nothing happened. oh oh.  We didnt have hot water nor heating so I had to call the builders back.  Within half an hour they were here, checking everything putting the pressure back up on the boiler, checked every radiator in the house and within the hour of calling them it was all up and running again, phew.

 We had an embossing day earlier this week, trying our hands at different types of embossing and a lovely day was had by all.  Not everything worked but you dont know until you try.

This was using a glue pen, adding embossing powder and heating up.  
The embossing buddy was used on one of the pieces but not the other, we dont think it made much difference
 Here we tried using the old technique of using a tumble dry anti static wipe rather than the embossing buddy and as you can see, the anti static wipes no longer work.
 This was a trial and failure.  We did a bit of resist embossing, by using a stamp and versamark onto a card and heat setting it with clear embossing powder.  which worked.  We covered it with ink, which worked and then splashed water on it followed by embossing powder, this bit didnt heat up, but we tried

 Lots of different embossing powders and glue pens here, where they all worked.
 We got all the colours wrong on this try.  We used 4 different colours with this techique and I think it worked apart from the fact that the colours were not correct.
 A very thick embossing powder which worked perfectly
 A bit of resist heat embossing here, and coloured with the sponge brayer, worked perfectly

We also played with embossing folders but I will share those results in a couple of days.

The next Monday Play Day will be in April and we shall make boxes and bags. 

Well thanks for having a read today, I shall do a few chores before nipping off to Morrisons.  Washing of the pots is a bit of a chore but I am thankfull that we have the bathroom to do it in, even if it does take well over an hour.  It is all worth it, I am sure.  Tracey x
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