Fingers Crossed...

Hi folks...I'm doing a little woohoo this morning...in a quiet whispery "not tempting fate" voice...I think I may have managed to head the dreaded sniffles off at the pass...a couple of early nights...loads of hot lemon/honey drinks and 4 hourly pill popping sessions seem to have done the trick...I suspect the stuffed up sneezy fuzzy feeling may well have been the old body's reaction to the central heating being turned on again but you never know...such an optimistic statement has turned round and bitten me on the bum in the past so here's hoping with all fingers crossed.
And back to the crafty stuff...a quick make with my new best friend...the gorgeous Layered Snowflake...
and it seems we're back to challenging photography dark dreich days again...despite my best efforts...the camera refuses to show the sparkly twinkly Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy glittery finish on the snowflake and that's easier to type than it is to say...

I have so many ideas running around in my head for this boy but I won't be putting them into practice today...instead I'll be heading back to The Papeterie...yes twice in one week...what a treat...to meet up with the lovely folks who come along to join in the fun at Kath's Klub.But before I go...I've had a couple of  "can you help" e-mails from crafty folks who have purchased the Holiday Words Script Thinlits Set and have been unable to either get a clean cut on these beautiful intricate words or struggled to eject them from the die...
I'm casting no aspersions here because I am the world's worst at diving in head first and only consulting the instructions when it goes horribly wrong...in fact I'm an honorary member of the "people who live in glass houses should not throw stones" club but if you flip over the packaging leaflet...Sizzix share some "help is at hand" hints and tips...
"because of their intricacy...Thinlits dies may require up to three passes to cut" and "place wax paper between material and die for improved ejection"...yeah...it's as simple as that folks...despaireth no more...problem solved and there's no need to purchase those mega expensive rolls of "die-cutting" wax paper either...my cheap as chips at £1.99 for a 10 metre roll of non stick baking paper from my local Aldi works a treat. And if you're thinking they may just be a tad fiddly to stick down...head on over to Craft Obsessions and stock up on the fabulous STICK IT...the easy peasy perfect adhesive solution for all your intricate die cuts.
Enjoy whatever you're doing this weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow over at The Ribbon Girls for a brand new Colour ChallengeHugs Kath xxx