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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Daddy's taking me to the Quirky Zoo - 2nd installment.

 The zoo story book is growing, I have printed off some words to add to the cover and first page. What do you think? Chameleon image from Bugaboo, coloured with Promarkers, die cuts are Sizzix for the album and branch, and Spellbinders for the words.

Should I add more words, like - "there he is", and/or add a small arrow?
This image is Lion Topper from Bugaboo, with Chameleon.

I have entered these pages in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug blogspot - July anything goes.

We are also sponsored by Doodle Dragon, and I will make something with those images for the reminder.

Edited to say: I have an eBosser as you may know, but I am really glad I still have the Big Shot. Why? Well first of all I tried to cut the album pages using my Bigz XL die and chipboard on the eBosser, no way would it take this, needs a thinner platform underneath. So I cut the chipboard with the Big Shot. I thought I would cut the paper to cover the chipboard with the eBosser, shouldn't have a problem with that - should it? I have used Bigz XL dies in the eBosser before with paper (it would not take funky foam last week though) and although the dies are longer than the platform the actual cutting blades are usually just within it, not this time! So I ended up with one page not cut at one end. Big Shot out again, solved the issue. I am also not happy at all about a new Crafts Too A4 embossing folder that I bought, the eBosser will not take it, kept turning off, eventually reversed the sandwich, so a few centimetres of card were embossed perfectly the rest rejected. I cannot use the folder in anything except the eBosser. I have messaged Craftwell about the failure to be able to cut chipboard, funky foam, use Sizzlets and my new embossing folder but as yet I have had no reply. (One lady was so frustrated by her die sandwich jamming in the machine she broke it up and put it in the bin and posted that she had done that on the Craftwell facebook page), a bit drastic when all you need is a rubber mallet, or hammer and piece of wood to carefully hammer the sandwich back out again). Any helpful suggestions, like buy extra platforms, would be welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Had to come and say what a great idea this is, as soon as I have paper, (oh...and colored ink!) I might go with the same idea, but different!
    It's real mean no one's sorted out your comment link yet! At last I got through, I clicked on the link in Bloglovin that came through via an email and still no comment link! Even if you click the bloglovin' link the page stays white, for over an hour!! til I remembered and stopped it and went through Google. Have a great day!


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