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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ouch!

Hi there.

I have not posted this week as I had a wee crafting accident... and let's just say that the four letter word I used was not ouch! Warning: long story ahead, you may skip to the cards without offending me :)

I was having a go at the 'cracked glass' technique, but did not have any Utee so was using clear embossing powder instead. For those of you who may not know this technique you basically cover your piece (in this case a flower) in embossing powder, heat, which makes the powder sticky, dip it into your powder again and repeat the process several times. When the piece is cool you have a nice thick layer of gloss, you bend the piece and cracks appear. Anyway, I was on about my 5th layer and was heating the flower with my heat gun... I must have tipped the gun at the wrong angle and my flower flew off the table! Now if this has every happened to you before, you can probably guess what happened next. My lovely flower landed on my thigh... HOT, STICKY SIDE DOWN ON MY BARE THIGH!! Well, of course I jumped up trying to pull the stupid thing off (damn it was hot!) only to find it was stuck to the hairs of my leg. I finally managed to get it off, but was left with a sticky residue which I had to peel off (did you ever cover you hand with PVA glue as a kid, wait for it to set and then peel if off - it looked liked skin?) So, crafting abandoned, I retreated to the couch with an ice pack for the rest of the evening. LOL, it must have looked so funny!

Enough of my saga... let's see some cards.

Ange's card this week is so lovely. She has used the Hero Arts/Basic Grey set 'Sweet Threads Labels', and the little flower on the side is from Hero Arts/Basic Grey 'Luscious Patterned Flowers'. Great design and perfect bling placement - love it!



Joy sure does know how to create a cute card and her colouring is always so wonderful. The delightful image is from My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence. Love this little scene :)



I had fun making my card using Hero Arts/Basic Grey's set 'Life of the Party Birthday'. I actually used the cone from the smaller ice cream and coloured with copics. The chocolate sauce is covered in glossy accents - it does not show up in the photo. The background is another Hero Arts stamp, 'Music Background', which I stamped with Pumice Stone distress ink.


Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

Jay Gee

22 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

OUCH indeed! I'm so sorry about your accident, it must have burned like hell! I hope you're feeling much better, by the time I'm writing this... thank you for the inspirational post!

Dawn said...

Oh my... that must have hurt. can't say I've done that before.... but have stabbed myself.
Thanks for your comment on my blog... talk about a small world...we've lived here in Murrays Bay for 18 years...before that in Browns Bay for 5.

Susan said...

OOOH! Hope you are feeling better. Prabably not the best method for waxing your legs! LOL!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Trexxann said...

Oh Judith, I hope you're feeling better! When you are feeling brave enough to try again, I'd love to see the results! :) Great cards as always girls.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

OUCH - Your story HURTS. Poor, poor you.
Love your card though - even if it hasn't got the cracked glass! Just hope you'll dare to give it a new try soon!
Have a great Sunday and hope your're feeling better today, hugs Karin

Ange Kelly said...

OUCH! is definitely not the four letter word I would have used either! Hope you and your leg are feeling better soon. Love the card this week BTW! Cheers Ange

Jenny said...

OUCH indeed Judith, I have had hot glue on my finger before and that was painful enough but I bet that did make you hop being on your thigh!
Love the DT inspiration and the double scoop on your card :)
Jenny x

justsomestuffimade said...

Eeeek! Sounds painful Judith!
DIY waxing is not a recommended technique for embossing powder, you know ;)
Hope you're feeling better - your card is gorgeous! TFS, Rx

Karen B. said...

Oh my that does sound painful! Hope you are doing better today! I always love your design team showcases, everybody has their unique style and wonderful designs.

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear you survived your battle with the embossing powder! Fabulous DT cards, I especially love your striped icecream cone, looks awesome on the music background.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oooo, ouchy-ouchy - I cringed as I read your little story. And of course, the flower would land hot-side down wouldn't it?!! Cardmaking can be such a dangerous occupation LOL! Just ask me about the time I used a paper piercer that slipped and went up underneath my fingernail a l-o-n-g way because I was pushing with some force through 3 layers of cardstock - I nearly passed out with the pain!

LOVE all these cards and really love your icecream card - the icecream looks good enough to eat - if only it was warm enough here in Melbourne to eat icecream...sigh... Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments - I really appreciate them :-)

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Julie said...

now that's an ouch alright. love the cards.

Lynn said...

Oh...I would have had some not so nice words coming out of my mouth if that had happened. Hope you are okay! The DT cards are gorgeous! Love them all!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Ouch is right! Lovely card and sorry about the burn incident.

Brandi said...

Ouch, indeed! Wow that sounds like it hurts. Hope it won't keep you from trying it again.

Your cards are always so bright and fun and this one is no exception. I love the music background and the ice cream cone. CUTE!

Jen W. said...

Next time you want to wax your legs there are easier ways to go about it... :) Hope your leg has recovered and that this little incident doesn't put you off the cracked glass technique forever!

Isha said...

OUCH!!! I hope you are feeling better now Judith.
Love your card...love the colors:)

~amy~ said...

YOUCH!!!! I gasped as I read about your crafting incident...cringing....

Love all the cards..

Simone said...

Definitely ouch! I hope you are feeling better now? Love your card - so cute!

kasia c. said...

Yowsa!!! Ouch wouldn't have been my four letter word either!! Feel better soon. :)

I love your card, that ice cream looks so yummy, the collies are wonderful. And that background is fabulous too!
Take care, and thanks so much for the well wishes!
{hugs}

Sue Kohler said...

Judith, crafting is such a dangerous past time-lol!! Hope your leg is healing and not interferring with your crafting Mojo!!
You and the girls have again created a wonderful collection of gorgeous cards!! I love your yummy icecream, definately music to the taste buds!! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Ouch, does that ever sound painful! I'm glad your leg was not too badly burned, Judith. Sweet cards by all. That is one giant ice cream cone. LOL