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    • savvy
    • By savvy 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
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    savvy
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4)
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    • 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4) 24th Feb 10 at 1:25 PM
    Welcome to the Card Craft thread where there are many members who are new to card making as well as the more experienced members who love helping others out on their path to making cards. If you are new to this craft please do post and somebody will be along with some advice for you

    Please note this thread is now a continuation of an original thread on making cards - Part 1, the second thread - Part 2 , and the third thread - Part 3 it may be a good idea to look these first for advice
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  • elysia2003
    Sorry about that Soulie - I just thought I needed to copy and paste the link you posted.

    Irlip - I have the one from Hobbycraft that is permanently Half price. It's £12.49 and has a straight blade, a wavy one and a perforating blade. The replacements cost about £6 but I've had mine three years and only replaced it last week.

    I have posted the winner of my Bl*g Candy on my you know where!

    Very well done to the winner (could you please pm me your address) and thankyou for entering everyone else. I wish you all could have won.
    I M.S.E.

    Mortgage Free 18/01/10 13 years and 8 months early on a 20 year mortgage!
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 15th Aug 10, 9:34 PM
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    TomsMom
    Well done to the winner , what a super prize to have won.

    Hope you've all had a great weekend. We've had a lovely day weather-wise, not done too bad this week, makes a nice change from the awful rain we've had.

    We've got our DD and two grandchildren coming on Thursday-Saturday. I've had to clear up the mess in the loft bedroom where I craft. I've never seen it look so tidy . Must catch up with h/work and ironing and try and get a curry and some spag sauce made over the next couple of days so I can spend some time with them. If I make them in advance they'll be nice easy meals with little prep time on the day. The children wont eat them, they only seem to like fish fingers or pizza so DD can sort that out. Bad Nanny!!!
  • Soulie
    Thanks Soulie, got it onto my photobucket but can't get it to my blog
    Originally posted by lizalloareds
    Here are the complete instructions again:


    1. In your 'you know what' click on 'Design'.

    2. Where your sidebar is, whether it is on the left or right click on 'Add a Gadget'.

    3. From the options given select 'HTML/JavaScript'.

    4. When the new box bops up, type in a title, I chose 'I am a Member Of:'

    5. In the content section I put the following code:


    Code:
    <center><a href="http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2297333"><img src="http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/SoulessTigress/craft/mseani.gif" /></a></center>


    Yours will look like that also, but you will replace the last part with the location of where you have uploaded the image to. ***


    6. Move the Gadget box to wherever you want to display it on your sidebar by dragging and dropping the box.

    7. Hit save, and you are done!


    *** to find the code/link on your photobucket account see the sample below:



    You need to hover over the actual image to bring up the code options, select the one I have highlighted above, hit control and c to copy the code, then replace the url in the latter part of the code that I have posted above in the code box
    13 Projects in 2013 Finished: 5 of 13
    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member #70

  • Gemm85
    well done to the winner
  • OAP1945
    Soulie, thankyou for the logo button. I chose the static as I try not to flash at any one !!!!... no I find that the quieter I keep my blog the longer I can look at it
    Baby freckles, I agree their is no such thing and a stupid question and the only way you find out is by asking, I think it was Rusty who posted a tip about leaving the first paper you use in the die and then running through with the paper you intend to use. I have tried this and found it to help, although you do need to run it through the 'bug a few times back and forth to cut.
    I am still having bother with dizzyness so cant always read all the posts but I am trying to and send Hugs to all who need them and Hurray to all the winners.
  • Soulie
    Sorry about that Soulie - I just thought I needed to copy and paste the link you posted.

    I have posted the winner of my Bl*g Candy on my you know where!

    Very well done to the winner (could you please pm me your address) and thankyou for entering everyone else. I wish you all could have won.
    Originally posted by elysia2003
    No problem. I just thought I would point it out to any others who may have done the same and didn't know that linking graphics from photobucket took up some of your monthly bandwidth!

    WTG to the winner!!!
    13 Projects in 2013 Finished: 5 of 13
    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member #70

  • pointofnoreturn
    Congrats to the winner.

    I've done nothing today or yesterday for that matter. I'm feeling really out of sorts this weekend and my foot has been very painful. I'm beginning to think that it is more than a corn and some problem with the bone in my foot which the chiropodist suggested. I have got a burning stinging sensation nearly all of the time and it seems to be where the small toe joins to the foot. Looks like I will be going to the US with a bad foot this time.

    Was nice and hot today and I did spend alittle time in the garden pruning!

    Hope everyone has had a good weekend.
  • Gemm85
    Congrats to the winner.

    I've done nothing today or yesterday for that matter. I'm feeling really out of sorts this weekend and my foot has been very painful. I'm beginning to think that it is more than a corn and some problem with the bone in my foot which the chiropodist suggested. I have got a burning stinging sensation nearly all of the time and it seems to be where the small toe joins to the foot. Looks like I will be going to the US with a bad foot this time.

    Was nice and hot today and I did spend alittle time in the garden pruning!

    Hope everyone has had a good weekend.
    Originally posted by pointofnoreturn
    ouch that sounds soooo painful! will you be able to hire a car while you're over there? wouldnt fancy walking far with that sort of problem! (not that you can really walk anywhere in the US lol)
  • pointofnoreturn
    ouch that sounds soooo painful! will you be able to hire a car while you're over there? wouldnt fancy walking far with that sort of problem! (not that you can really walk anywhere in the US lol)
    Originally posted by Gemm85
    Gemm - I don't drive and usually bus it everywhere even in the US but my guy over there has a car and I am hoping he will drive abit more as he recently bought a sat nav!!
  • Soulie
    Hey Gemm, I just accepted your F/R on facebook And I've added your B*** to the MSE section I have on my sidebar.

    I will get around to adding you all but I am super lazy and can only manage 1 or 2 at a time
    13 Projects in 2013 Finished: 5 of 13
    May
    Misson: Complete 20 Stock Cards - 23 of 20
    - DONE!
    Read all Unread Books: 20 / 47 - oops bought 8 more books, 25p each though!
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member #70

  • Emzy81
    Hi all
    Sorry Ive not been on for ages, I joined for a few weeks and then disappeared!
    Ive been ill but am feeling lots better now and happy to be home
    Hope everyone is ok, I'll catch up with the thread in a bit I just wanted to pop on and say hello
    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 15th Aug 10, 10:14 PM
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    jazabelle
    Off to bed now. Please let me know about the stash swap, if it's okay for me to join!

    I will be distracted tomorrow as have my Disability Living Allowance tribunal. I meet both of the criterias, but they have ignored everything I and my consultants have said. My representative has also gone into hospital, but they wouldn't allow me to postpone the tribunal until she was out, so I have to do it all alone. I'm completely terrified and stressed.
    "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 15th Aug 10, 10:16 PM
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    flourgirl
    Sorry about that Soulie - I just thought I needed to copy and paste the link you posted.

    Irlip - I have the one from Hobbycraft that is permanently Half price. It's £12.49 and has a straight blade, a wavy one and a perforating blade. The replacements cost about £6 but I've had mine three years and only replaced it last week.

    I have posted the winner of my Bl*g Candy on my you know where!

    Very well done to the winner (could you please pm me your address) and thankyou for entering everyone else. I wish you all could have won.
    Originally posted by elysia2003




    YIPEE!!!!! It's me

    Thankyou sooo much, its such a gorgeous stamp, she is soo pretty.
    Right better pm you my address.... ooooh can't wait to re-home her
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 15th Aug 10, 10:20 PM
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    flourgirl
    Jazabelle I'm sending you loads of hugs for tomorrow and hope everything goes your way, try not to get too stressed and take a list of things you need to ask about, it often helps when you're nervous. Good Luck. I will be thinking about you xxx
    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 15th Aug 10, 10:24 PM
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    jazabelle
    Jazabelle I'm sending you loads of hugs for tomorrow and hope everything goes your way, try not to get too stressed and take a list of things you need to ask about, it often helps when you're nervous. Good Luck. I will be thinking about you xxx
    Originally posted by flourgirl
    Thank you very much! I have put together a large submission, arguing against every wrong point, although I was meant to submit it a week before - but couldn't as I didn't know until Thursday they weren't allowing me to postpone it because of my representative being in hospital. And I have made notes for myself, so I hope I remember to cover everything!
    "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden
    • lrlrip
    • By lrlrip 15th Aug 10, 10:30 PM
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    lrlrip
    Would you recommend buying pre stamped images from Ebay? 1.75 for 8 of about 10 pounds to have the stamp delivered? Just not too sure of they would be ok? Has anyone done this before?
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 15th Aug 10, 10:34 PM
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    rainmac
    Sorry not caught up with the thread over the weekend , hope everyone's ok x

    I've just posted the card swap partners on Crafty Place.

    Here's a fab Christmas freebie digi x
    If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 15th Aug 10, 10:36 PM
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    rainmac
    Thank you very much! I have put together a large submission, arguing against every wrong point, although I was meant to submit it a week before - but couldn't as I didn't know until Thursday they weren't allowing me to postpone it because of my representative being in hospital. And I have made notes for myself, so I hope I remember to cover everything!
    Originally posted by jazabelle
    Huge good luck wishes winging their way to you xxx
    If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 15th Aug 10, 10:39 PM
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    TomsMom
    Would you recommend buying pre stamped images from Ebay? 1.75 for 8 of about 10 pounds to have the stamp delivered? Just not too sure of they would be ok? Has anyone done this before?
    Originally posted by lrlrip
    I've bought stamped images off ebay, some better than others.

    What are you colouring them with? If Promarkers make sure they're stamped with Memento ink not Stazon. Also try to find a seller who says they stamp onto coated card as the PMs don't bleed out. I've had some where it didn't mention coated card, you can tell the difference. On those when I coloured with PMs the colour bled over the outline of the image and it was ruined. I had to learn to colour not quite up to the edge with those and go very slowly!

    Also, check the feedback of the seller. I've had some images beautifully stamped and others where they could have been better, one particular seller included a lot of freebies in with my parcel which initially I thought was very generous, but on close inspection of the images I ordered there were quite a few which weren't brilliant.

    I've bought stamped images because I know I wont use an expensive stamp (say a Tilda or House Mouse one) enough times to justify the cost. I work out the total cost, including postage. If it works out no more than 25p - 30p per image on good quality coated card then I'm willing to pay that.
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 15th Aug 10, 10:41 PM
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    TomsMom
    Off to bed now. Please let me know about the stash swap, if it's okay for me to join!

    I will be distracted tomorrow as have my Disability Living Allowance tribunal. I meet both of the criterias, but they have ignored everything I and my consultants have said. My representative has also gone into hospital, but they wouldn't allow me to postpone the tribunal until she was out, so I have to do it all alone. I'm completely terrified and stressed.
    Originally posted by jazabelle
    Hope all goes well for you Jazabelle. How awful that they wont postpone until your representative is available again.
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