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AnninGlos Report 23 Oct 2013 08:58

Jean's tip for anyone using the e bosser machine

Sallie, I put the magnetic shim on top of the card with the dies face up underneath, if your dies move about, put them on the card face down stick them down then turn the card over and put the shim on then your A plate,there is a tutorial on you tube showing how to do it..... with thicker dies you just need the A plate, but do use the waxed paper


JustJean Report 30 Oct 2013 11:27

Thought I would tell you about the new Anna Griffith dies , they are metal ones and I have just recieved my first one to try , they look good , but unable to do any at the moment vertigo has decided to have another go. so hopefully wont last long ....

where are all the cardmakers got to?, I have done all mine and and hope to take a bagful to our local hospice soon... sill have loads left so no need to make any more ,

so will keep watching this site and hope we have more Ideas coming ...

love Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 30 Oct 2013 12:39

Sorry about the vertigo Jean, I wonder if like migraine it can be associated with particular foods. It must be sooo frustrating for you.

I was only wondering yesterday where are all the enthusuastic paper crafters we used to have on here. I am sure there are more people who could share their ideas with us.

I have just put some Stephanie Weightman dies on my wanted for Christmas list, ever hopeful.

I am still making some Christmas cards, just trying to use up some of last years stock bought in sales in January probably for the residential home to sell. Apparently it all sells as soon as they get them. I am hoping to get to a coffee morning there in a couple of weeks so I can get some idea of clientele.

Better make some birthday and other cards as well I suppose. Keeps me occupied anyway. :-D

Hope you feel better soon Jean. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 30 Oct 2013 12:41

Last posting dates for Christmas

Surface mail
Monday 30 September Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central & South America,
New Zealand
Tuesday 1 October Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Tuesday 15 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA
Tuesday 5 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Tuesday 19 November Western Europe

International Airmail including
Airsure® and International Signed For™
Wednesday 4 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 December Australia
Friday 6 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 December USA
Saturday 14 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)

HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office
Friday 29 November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Friday 13 December Airmail to Static BFPOs

UK Services
Inland Services
Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Friday 20 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Monday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™


Winifred Report 30 Oct 2013 12:44

'card magazines such as Quick cards made easy etc? they usually have free samples attached.'

Sadly they don't send the freebies to Cyprus or anywhere overseas in fact.
I have a blog and also I am a member of a few design teams. So if you're interested in my style click on the link.
http://sunshinecardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ :-)


AnninGlos Report 30 Oct 2013 13:33

Thank you Winifred, I will certainly have a look later.

I had not realised that you wouldn't get the freebies, although some of the magazines have papers inserted inside the magazine so I assume that you would get those.

Nice to speak to you again, do come back on here and chat sometimes.

Ann :-)


AnninGlos Report 1 Nov 2013 17:23

Card makers. do you find that after making a lot of Christmas cards you find it hard to get back into making birthday cards?


JustJean Report 1 Nov 2013 20:20

No Ann :-D :-D :-D.......... just had a senior moment today,I have some how managed while cutting dies on the new machine to do it upside down and cut out the magnetic shim, so have just ordered some more , what a dork, cant understand how or why I did it ;-)
but did manage to use the cuttlebug shim to cut out a new die the one by A/G a spray of flowers very nice .... also did some new embossing on the front of cards...
but I am going to do some stamping tomorrow now the head is clearer, I promised some cards for an old lady who cant get out these days so we will take them to her next week... also a baby card for her grt grandaughter. so will take some pics when they are done, and pass them on....

hope you are all busy crafting...

love Jeanxx <3


Winifred Report 2 Nov 2013 10:46

Hopefully going to do a few more Christmas cards this weekend. I find you've got to be in the mood for Xmas cards. Birthday cards are no problem. Have a good weekend folks. xx


DottyAnn Report 2 Nov 2013 11:24

Hi Winifred

Re your remark about having no craft shops in Cyprus. About 5 years ago I was visiting my daughter there and went to a lovely craft shop near Limassol to get some cross stitch stuff to start off a friend of hers doing cross stitch. They also sold a lot of card making stuff and I spent a small fortune there. They did workshops and even had a room where husbands could go and have a cuppa and read the newspapers whilst their wives crafted! I think it was called 'Stitches' and was run by an English lady who was very helpful.



AnninGlos Report 2 Nov 2013 12:30

Winifred I checked out your blog, loved the card with the girl and balloons. :-)


Winifred Report 2 Nov 2013 14:56

Thank you Ann.
Thank you for the info re craft shop in Limassol yes it is good but the only one and a long way from where I live. Once a year we sometimes hire a coach and spend a day there. I have heard that the workshops are not very good but I haven't been so only going by what I heard.We did have two small ones inPaphos but one has stopped selling card stuff. Mainly knitting now and the other now does mainly patchwork and sewing stuff. We do have a weekly market stall that sells card stuff and we go to the wedding shops for flowers and there's a button and ribbon shop but there again in Limassol. So a long way.


AnninGlos Report 2 Nov 2013 15:28

Winifred you do well with limited supplies. Maybe if any of us are going to Cyprus we could bring something out. We did go to Paphos two years ago and loved it, it was October and we had wonderful weather. No plans to revisit at the moment though. :-)


JustJean Report 13 Nov 2013 17:32

Lot of the christmas cards and some general ones went to the special needs centre were D works, so now I have a good excuse to make a few more , still have some christmas cards left although I wont be sending as many this year, the postage is too high , I have some stamps over from last year , like you Ann, I buy some during the year , but its terrible to pay more for the stamp than the card....just sent one to Australia second class it cost £1.20 goodness knows what a parcel will cos !!! I had a look at Annx lovely jewellry on your blog they are fantastic.....wonder how Von is doing I loved her work, hope we hear from her....

love Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 13 Nov 2013 17:52

I'll ask Von on the Welsh thread Jean. People seem to have eased off posting on here which is sad.

glad your cards found a good home, hope they make some money for them. We took a load of cards to the residential home where they are sold yesterday so hopefully they will do some good as well.


Winifred Report 14 Nov 2013 07:53

Not posted for a while sorry health problems. I will post as and when I can. Good luck with the Xmas card making.
W x


AnninGlos Report 14 Nov 2013 17:23

Hope you feel better soon winifred.


Von Report 18 Nov 2013 18:35

Jean- thank you for asking. I'm busy at the moment making art work as we have an open studios event.

I'm also working on some more jewellery so when it's done I'll send Ann some photos.
Take care


Winifred Report 20 Nov 2013 11:40

Thinking of asking Santa for an eBosser but not sure if this is the best die cutter and embosser to get. I have a cuttlebug but want to get something better. What do you guys think? Should I go for it or something else?


AnninGlos Report 20 Nov 2013 14:40

Hopefully either Sallie or Jean will come on, they both have one. I like my Big shot better than my Cuttlebug but let's see what they say Winifred.