Monday, 22 June 2009


Did you know???

1. When mounting your stamps onto Kling-on or Eazi Mount - after sticking your stamp to the mount but before cutting, sprinkle talcum powder or flour on to the edges of the sheet alongside the stamp so that the scissors do not stick to the sheet quite so much when cutting.

2. If you do get sticky scissors from double sided tape or glues, use Nail varnish remover or White Spirit on your scissors to clean.

3. To sharpen your punches - punch through baking foil or very fine sand paper.

4. To change the colour of buttons try using some embossing powder - this can give a sparkly effect on metal or plastic.

Hyperlinking your Challenge entry

When you post your challenge entries in the comments section would you please try to add a direct link to your entry to make it easier for people to go to it direct and leave a comment. If you do struggle please do a copy and paste - but it does sometimes deter people from visiting if they have to deviate away from the blog page to do this.

1. First open up your blog page with the Challenge entry on the page and then right at very top of the page you will see the address of the blog page starting with http:// etc etc.

2 .Highlight your address bar by right clicking and select copy from the drop down menu. Now open up a Word document and just copy the address bar to the blank page.

3. Unfortunately you cannot type the link line into these instructions for you to copy and paste, as they will only appear on this page as Here's my Card - so the link line details below are actually a photograph, that you can right click upon and save the image to your desktop to refer to. Carefully type out the line into your Word document, omitting the blue letters and pasting in your blog address which you have already saved in your document. Be careful not to delete the inverted commas at each end.
4. Now right click and copy the whole new line with your blog address in it, and go along to the Comments page - add your comments and then right click and paste your entry line.

5. It is always worth previewing your entry on the comments page before you publish it just to make sure that it appears as a hyperlink so you know it will run properly - it should just show the words Here's my entry with no other detail.


Please do not be shy - take the time to post your hints below - every one will have a value to someone.


  1. Wonderful tutorials this week!! All of them are very well done with explicit directions. If requests are appropriate here, I would love to see your particular take on Envelo-boxes. I have seen them done many ways and some are much more attractively finished than others and some provide more specifics on sizing. Thank you sincerely!! Hugs..Jacque

  2. Jacque, keep holding your breath, we have some great stuff in the pipeline on this very subject. Ann xx

  3. Thanks for this sharing this tutorial with us non-techi crafters. Next time I need to add a link for a project I will refer back to your instructions. Trix