Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Tippy Thursday

Following my tip on gummed up scissors, I received the following from fellow crafters.

Chrissie - A wipe with Sansodor works well - and would you believe it I have a bottle of this sitting looking at me on my desk!

Sylvie - Betterware sticky stuff remover also works, and thanks for the invite to catch the sun, unfortunately you forgot to leave your address for me to visit (lol).

Samantha and Louise from DC tell me that if you're a clean up after use crafter, (obviously I'm not or there would be no gummed up scissors in my pot) alcohol free baby wipes do this and also many more things. Probably ungum my fingers too!

Thanks ladies for your tips - that's what my tippy Thursday is all about.

Now the for inside of my "Wibbly Wobby" Card.

I have used:
Red and Black pieces of card
Fiskar punch - Treading Water
Nestabilitie - Large Classic Circle
Embossing Pen
The small stamps are from See-D's - Boys Toys set
Cut out the large circle, emboss edges with pen and stamp

Punch border on the Red and Black card - (saving the red circles bits from the red card), and stamp

Attach red border

Position double sided tape on the back of the black card across the holes.
Don't remove the backing.
Turn over and press the red circle bits into the holes.
Now remove the tape and attach to the corner and trim.
Hey Presto - your corner.

The finished inside of my card - the football theme continued!

I love using up bits and pieces of scrap and when using plain card borders, adding these small throw aways creates a great effect.

Hope you like this and thank you all your comments and visits - My Wibbly Wobby creation was an undoubted favourite with you. Back on Monday with ????? I have my thinking cap on ?????? think I have an idea coming....


www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com said...

Eileen, I am in a chemical free zone, so here's my tip: Use the magic Eraser! Just get it wet and scrub your scissors. It is also how I clean my Cricut spatula and I feel safer. You can check out my cut files to share at my blog: www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com

kay said...

hi ikki,am enjoying your tutorials,keep up the good work

Barb said...

Baby oil works really well to ungum my scissors & a pleasant aroma as well.