I bought 3 pots of gilding wax a couple of years ago at a Papercraft fair, but apart from decorating some wooden shapes, have never used then and they languished at the back of the shelf
I then spotted someone demonstrating using them on a piece of embossed black card, whilst flicking through the crafting channels on TV, and was impressed with the effect they had! I dug mine out and had a play.
The 3 colours I have are lavender, teal and spring green - but now I am very temped to get silver and gold in time for the Christmas makes.
I get carried away and make so many cards, that I often donate some to charity. Recently they have gone to the local hospice and animal rescue charities, but at the moment I am making some for Vasculitus UK, as a friend at work suffers from this nasty illness and often has to send weeks in hospital when it flares up.
Its one of those diseases that is difficult to diagnose because it has so many different symptoms and can change peoples lives forever.
We are holding a fund raising event next week and while everybody else will be baking cakes and scones, I will be selling my cards!
Someone has kindly given me their old card making stash and there was lots of male themed papers and images in it!
These are a few quick birthday cards I have made - looking to put together some Fathers Day cards, as well
Finally, here's a picture of Freddie lying in my craft room. He has settled in during his first week with us - he is a very vocal cat, who is always meowing or chirping to remind us he is here! One cat. Millie, has accepted him, the other cat, Jinny, still gives the odd growl as she wanders past.
I love to feature cats on my cards and have many feline stamps, images and dies as a result!
This is the latest cat to join our household - Freddie!
He had been left behind to fend for himself, when his previous owners moved and has been in the care of the RSPCA for the last 6 weeks. He has to take a daily tablet for thyroid problems, but is such an affectionate and loving cat. We don't know how old he is, the vets guess possibly 7 or 8. He has met our other 2 cats and I think they will get on well together.
I may have less time for crafting, as he loves being picked up and cuddled!