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!
This time last week I was delving into a box of reduced priced stamps - okay I admit I like a bargain! But, at 5 for £10 would'nt you have been in there with me?
This is one of the stamps I found .....
My first thought was "this is a stamp for a man card!" BUT, how many men do I send thank you cards too????
Answer, in case you are wondering, is perhaps one, and yet I do like this type of collage card. So into my basket it went.....
Can you spot what I've done to make the stamp more useable????? And this is what I used to do it.....
A clear acrylic stamp position from Crafts Too You. I know that you can improvise with various things like lego blocks, but I don't have any of these and at £2.95 plus postage, this little tool was much cheaper than buying a building set. After first blocking out the sentiment, it allowed me to position a new sentiment in the same place and more importantly level!
I was mega pleased with my two buys and thought it a good tip to pass on. Sometimes it pays to see beyond the face of a stamp!
Thanks for your good wishes yesterday, I'm feeling a lot better today although the retching has really pulled on my chest muscles. If being sick causing this soreness, my thoughts and feelings are with Paula for the pain she must be going though. Paula, I can only say "you are a remarkable lady" and we all hope you are soon feeling much better and out of pain.
Have a good day whatever you are doing.
NB: If you need details of the stamp positioner click on the link in my post.