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!

Monday 15 August 2011

Another winner!

I seem to be saying sorry such a lot these days - life is very complicated at the moment and I seem to be playing catchup daily with my list of to do's getting longer!  Hence, I'm very late announcing a winner of the board kindly donated by Diamond Card Crafts.

From the random number generator......the winner of the board is..,....

No.5 with this comment "Two great projects here - wouldn't have thought the boat could be mnade using a score board - you live and learn!! "

from Aquarius.  Congratulations, will you contact me please  and I will arrange with Phyllis to delivery your board.

My  thanks to Diamond Card Crafts for their generous gift of such a clever piece of equipment.  I'm sure Aquarius with make good use of it.

Since posting free download projects, Phyllis now has another download for you which shows how to change the colour of your printer ink on your computor.   Another free gift from DCC, so why not pop over and get your copy.

Chat soon.

Thursday 11 August 2011

A winner!

I was really pleased to find this morning that one of my followers,  who left the first comment on my card "Home Sweet Home" has been drawn as the lucky crafter to receive a set of these lovely useful stamps as a gift from Glenda Waterworth  owner of Chocolate Baroque. 
Well done Julie W - I'm sure you will enjoy using these stamps. 

Saturday 6 August 2011

How could you make this?????

and this.....
the answer is......
with a Diamond Card Easi-score shape board!

If you are interested in learning more......on this link you will find free project sheets to download to help you make these fab designs and more!

Phyllis the owner of Diamond Crafts has also offer to supply one lucky crafter with a Easi-score shape board - to win all you have to do is comment on this post. 
 The deadline is midnight on Wednesday 10th August. 

Thanks Phyllis for your generous offer.
                                 Remember you have to be in it to win it - so please left a comment.
If you are a follower of my blog, please leave a second comment stating this.
If you would like to tell your friends of this candy on your own blog, please leave a third comment.

One lucky crafter will be very happy!

Thursday 4 August 2011

Tippy ~Thursday

I have received a message about the Cuttlebug all in one folders.  I have no knowledge of these folders but assume that because they are Cuttlebug they will go through the Bug!  However, as far as the JT machine is concerned - I would not on use them. 

My JT machine broke a few months ago for the second time.  My supplier, Liz of Make a Lasting Impression could not have done more to put the matter right at considerable cost to herself!  When the second set of cogs arrived, I would not have been able to fit them, but fortunately I know a man who could.  (Bless him).  The machine now cuts, and will emboss masks but I have only tried embossing a folder once, and I had to hold my breathe - it took the folder okay, but then  tightened and it was a real effort to get it through.  The machine just does not like the double thickness of folders, this was the same with the GC and they produced a new plate which you had to buy! So, Jilly and answer is No where the JT is concerned.  When you get to using your new folders, perhaps you would like to let us all know of your experience.

Just a word if you are thinking of buying new dies and folders - my suppler Liz has reductions on some of her dies and also a good selection of embossing folders and masks.  You can view by using the link on my sidebar.

Have you entered my blog candy?  The prize - a board from Diamond Crafts. 

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Home Sweet Home

This month Chocolate Baroque has launched a set of stamps called Home Sweet Home - the DT have created some amazing designs and you can now view them over on the CBDT blog. 

This is one from me.....

you will see I have used my scoreboard to create a sunray  -  but do please check out how my teamsters have used other ways to create this effect.  I have listed all the materials used and instructions over on the DT blog. 

Also over on the DT blog, Glenda is offering a set of these delightful stamps to one lucky crafter.  To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment here, and ( if you want more than one go) on any of the other DT members blogs (including the DT blog) and Glenda will do a random draw from all the comments posted (hope it's from mine!)  Good luck!