I can tell you there was much gnashing of teeth, many swear words ( some not even repeatable in mixed company) when I realised that I'd broken my Cuttlebug. I've had it for 6 months now and love it to pieces. I had cut out a nestibility label and decided I wanted to emboss it. Well of course I thought I knew what to do.... A plate, B plate, nestie, tan mat and C plate. Bit of a tight squeeze but I'd get it through..... about half way it stopped.... so a good turn on the handle and it went through ok....with an almighty bang..... Oops.... I thought - there goes the B plate.. ( its inclined to curve a bit)... but no all well there. But the next time I went to use the CB - nothing happended.... no pressure on the plates.... So quick call to my LSS (local stamping store) - no more in stock but if I bring it in Judi will take it back to the manufacturor and they'll see if it can be fixed..... Whew!!! I really don't want to buy another one... but might have to. So took it in this afternoon and will have to wait and see...... I'm supposed to take it to a Techniques class on Saturday, but will have to share someone elses. Luckily I had a piece of paint chip cut into a scalloped square already.... not actually a colour I was going to use on a card for Mother's Day... but managed to find some co-ordinating colours. This card was inspired by one I saw in a video by Kristina Warner in her MACM series from May last year.
I used my grid stamp by Rubadubadoo with gold ink along the top of a 10.5Cm X 10.5cm base card ( Curlew Cream by Kaskad) The yellow spotted paper was in my scrap folder so can't remember where it came from and same with the ribbon. Flowers by Hero Arts - black gem in centre.
I stamped the MUM letters onto white card. These are from the Basic Font by Fiskars ( got them yesterday 1/2 price from a stationary shop) and then cut them out and stuck them on. Love you is from the HA CL129 Anytime Messages. This is an entry into the HA Blog challenge this week.
I will try and get some more done... I want to sell some mothers day cards at work so need a variety to take in. I seem to spend so much time blog hopping and viewing videos ( and I wonder why I reach my 10G limit each month) that I don't get much actual creating time!!!!
Anyway I'm doing this as my dinner is simmering away, so thanks for visiting and have a great day.