Hello. Welcome. Yesterday disaster struck. One minute my heat tool was working. The next it wasn't. I ran to my man with mournful countenance and, after major surgery, news came. Dead :-( But fixable :-) I am relieved, but must be patient. All you gals who are going, hey no biggy just go buy a new one, obviously don't live in a crafty desert, what like I do. The nearest shop is a good distance away. The chance is they might have one. Possibly. Definitely at a price that would make your toes curl!! Due to the weight, and the time, getting one shipped from the UK is probably not a goer. So I shall have to be patient.
But of course, today I really wanted to emboss. So, let's think back to old fashioned methods. I considered using a light bulb. I've done that in the past! Then I realised that although low energy bulbs may be a technological advance, and may possibly even be helping us to save the planet, they give out very little heat, and are of limited use to a crafter in distress. So, with no other alternative, I got out the iron!! Actually, 99% of the time I use an iron is crafty time. I am not a domestic goddess and have never understood the idea of spending hours flattening out clothes, when the minute you put them on they get creased anyway. But today Mr Iron saved the day. Hurrah
I saw some lovely cards yesterday by Leslie at Dies R Us that got me thinking. I have used the number 4 sketch from this months Die-namites challenge and Die-namites Deer Birch Background die. The base card is MME paper and the sentiment is from Rubber Dance Winter Wonderland stamp set. I used pastel blue embossing powder and my iron. It worked, slowly, whilst I worried that my card would start to burn. But it seems my fears were unfounded. Will be glad to have my trusty heat tool back though.
Joining the fun at
Die-Namites August Sketch Challenge
Dies R Us Challenge 31 - The Great Outdoors
August Rudolph Days Challenge
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas Carols/Songs Walking in a Winter Wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quantum Leap A for Antlers
Thanks for dropping by. Off to do some more ironing LOL. Hugz