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, 15 April 2010

Tippy Thursday

Ribbon is on my mind this morning because Brenda made a comment on her WOYWW post about ironing out creases and fold marks.  I have done this myself in the past, but these days (since my new hairstyle) I use my straighteners.  You don't burn your fingers, you just pull the ribbon through, and they get hot much quicker than an iron.   Another bonus (for me) is it doesn't remind me there is a pile of other things that need ironing so no guilt pangs!

Sorry I caused such intrigue yesterday with my covered up project - it's now nearly finished and I will let you see it in time - promise - no matter what the outcome!  BUT, for now it has to remain a secret....but I think the Cuttlers amongst you will like it.....and see other possibilities in your dies.  NB: Eileen - enough said, get on with sorting your papers and things. 

Back soon, anyone interested in going into the Friday Followers Gallery?  I'd love to hear from you.


Unknown said...

Ikki - You've put exactly what I was thinking when Brenda mentioned she ironed ribbon - I really need to have a word with the her about that LOL!!!

Straighteners are Rock 'n' Roll!!!!

Paula x x x

Annie said...

What a good idea Ikki. Only prob is I don't have hair straighteners :-)
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Excuse my ignorance - what is the Friday Followers Gallery?
I can see Brenda investing...creased ribbon would fill her with horror!

Victoria said...

ikki... I know exactly what to do with my old straightners now I have some GHD's!!

I thought about sending you a card for your gallery but (apologies for ignorance) how do I do that??, am fairly new to all this!

Mole said...

I have a pair of straighteners I got from a charity shop aghes ago - was about to throw them out but think they may now get a new lease of life! Grwat tip, girl!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh what a great idea to use hair straighteners for ribbon - thanks for sharing this tip.
P.S. Ikki, I am a follower of your Blog and started my own a few weeks ago. I would LOVE to have a card in the FF Gallery - that would make my day :-) Here is a link to a Sympathy card I made about 2 weeks ago: http://instead-of-ironing.blogspot.com/2010/03/sympathy-card-1.html