Saturday, 23 July 2016

Rodent Problem!

Hello, Crafters.

Oh, dear! My car had to go in for repair yesterday because I noticed my engine management light was on, when I drove to work on Tuesday. 

It would appear a rodent has chewed through one of my electrical cables!!

I have to wait until the electrician has had a look at my car on Monday - and hopefully repaired it - to find out how much the rodent's meal is going to cost me! 

This is a real risk for my car because it lives in the garage and I only use it three or four times a month! 

Hubby is now on a mission to find out how we can reduce the rodent risk! 

If anyone has any suggestions, short of not leaving the car in the garage (it saves on my insurance LOL!), I'd love to hear from you. ☺

On a happier note, I had another successful day in my studio yesterday. 

Sunday's video has been recorded and uploaded and is now waiting to be edited. 

For today's card, I started with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock, with a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of Crumb Cake. 

I stamped the top layer using Sahara Sand Ink and the Hardwood Stamp. 

I chose two sentiments for my card, both of which I stamped directly onto the top layer using Soft Suede Ink. 

The top sentiment is from the Sitting Here Stamp Set and the bottom sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set. 

I adhered the two layers to the card base using Tombow. 

The fox has been made from punch art with the exception of the face which is from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set. 

I stamped the face using our Basic Black Archival Ink. 

The tree trunk the fox is sitting on is also from the Foxy Friends Stamp set and I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock using Soft Suede Ink and then fussy cut it out.

The two colours of cardstock I used for the fox are Calypso Coral and Whisper White.

I used the Layering Ovals Framelits Die to die cut a straight-cut oval in Crumb Cake Cardstock and a scallop-cut oval in Whisper White. 

I adhered the two together using Tombow and then adhered the tree trunk also using Tombow. 

The final step was adhering the fox to the oval using Dimensionals and then adhering the completed oval to the card front using Tombow.

As we started doing Christmas Craft Shows last year, I made a framed picture of various Christmas owls I'd made using the Owl Builder Punch, to use as a decoration for my stall. 

People were fancinated by it and I made up my mind to make another one during the year but non-Christmas. 

It's still on my to do list! 

When Stampin' Up! brought out the new Fox Builder Punch, I thought I'd like to make a framed picture of foxes, and other animals, made with the new punch, too. 

Rather than having that sitting on my to do list with the owls, I decided that, whenever I make a fox or a different animal using the Fox Builder Punch, I'll make a spare one until I've made enough for my framed picture. 

So I now have my first fox ready for my new framed picture!

That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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