Hello Blog friends, can you believe that`s the weekend over once again.
Hope you have all enjoyed the good weather. Ours deteriorated rapidly at approx 5pm this afternoon. Turning very cool to say the least. Looked like it could have turned to rain, so far so good it is still dry.
We had the boys for a sleepover last night. This morning they were up and out to clear the burn that runs down the side of our garden. The burn belongs to the farm next to us, the boys just love playing along it. Over the past few months there have been fallen branches that have blocked the flow of water also creating a "stop" for all kinds of bits and pieces. Bits of pipe from the farm yard, bits of wood from their potato boxes and of course leaves. Now all cleared and running free. Grandpa managed to get his wellies filled with water plus his jeans soaking and covered in mud. Out of the three of them he was the dirtiest. Boys showered and bathed for a second time today. Their dirty washing done, dried ironed and all put away.
No card today but I thought I would show you tools I have discovered and I find rather useful.
The purple one I have had for quite a while. I bought it as a "thread cutter" just to have in my box along with my little scissors when I was doing Cross Stitch. I now use it to distress the edges of paper, after seeing it advertised as a "Distressing Tool"
The grey and blue one is a "Score - Bug". At the left hand side sticking out of the blue bit there are little "teeth" they are not in any way sharp.
If you engage them in a channel on your score board and run it down your piece of card it scores little indentations. This looks like paper piercing without actual holes. Much quicker and much easier in my opinion. I find doing the piercing using the Tim Holtz Ruler and a pokey tool very hard on the hands.
These tools are both available from Hougie Crafts
The Score-Bug is £6.95 and the Distress Tool is £3.20
That`s it for today
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Till next time