Tuesday, 8 August 2017

John Next Door 2nd Launch. . . . . .Slate Heart


Good morning everyone. Hope all is ok with you and yours.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my cards made with John's 1st launch John Next Door products. Today, at 7am on Hochanda, John is launching his second release of products, including stamps and masks.

Now, you know I like to be different and when I saw this slate heart in Poundland, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. It is heat embossed in white.
For anyone who hasn't stamped or heat embossed slate before, I will give you a couple of tips.
Choose the flattest slate you can get for even stamping. 
You will still need to anti static it before stamping too.
Slate obviously behaves differently to paper. You heat from the top but it takes quite some time for the powder to do its thing, as that patch of slate needs to get quite hot for it to melt so be very careful where you hold it. As it also then takes a good while to set as the slate stays hot for a while, I find it easier to do it in stages, rather than all in one go. Let the slate cool in between.


Ingredients
Hanging slate from Poundland
John Next Door Summer Flowers stamps
John Next Door Spring Flowers stamps
John Next Door Butterfly Frames 
John Next Door Flower Circle stamp (sentiment)
Versamark
Stampendous white embossing powder


Hope you manage to catch some of John's shows today. I promised him that I would surface from my warm nest to watch the 7am show (if ever there was a time I needed caffeine lol!!!).
He did ask if I wanted to go with him to help set up again but with the prospect of a 4am start, I graciously declined.

Back again tomorrow with another show sample.

TTFN
Ang x

Ps.......Haemoglobin now back in the normal range, hurrah! Finally, a good test result lol!!!




22 comments:

  1. Morning Ang, what a fabulous project, I think I need to get to Poundland quickly before they start selling out of slate hearts. So pleased to hear that you had positive test results, and I don't blame you for not wanting such an early start. Take care and have a great day all. Bx

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  2. Morning Ang I seemed to have missed your last two posts..but they are great cards. This slate heart is wonderful and it looks so expensive. I really must visit poundland. Thanks for the heat embossing tips.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your samples on John's shows today. Xx

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  3. Good morning Ang like you I was up too early. Having z shower at 6.30 is not my usual start to the day but I was glad I did as the show was so interesting. Your slate sample is wonderful. I am going to a town on Saturday which has a Poundland so I will see if they have the slate. So pleased you have some good news health wise love from Jackie xx

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  4. This is fabulous, Ang. Watching the show now and you have just emailed in! I don't blame you for not going in with John.
    Can't wait until the workshop.

    All the best

    Anne (Northampton)

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  5. Love , love, love this idea Ang ,thanks for the tips you are one talented lady.
    Nice to know your test result was good .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

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  6. Morning Ang,
    What a gorgeous heart, love it. Pleased to hear your results are okay.
    Lydia
    X

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  7. Hi Ang, firstly so glad that you have finally had a good test result, lets hope its the first of many.
    Your Slate Heart is amazing - you are one very talented lady. Would never have thought of heat embossing onto slate, so thank you for the tips.
    Take care and keep well
    Wendy.

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  8. Hi Mrs D, This slate heart is just beautiful.I am glad to hear your results are good and hopefully you will continue to improve.John has done himself proud with the shows I am avidly watching all of them.Stay well Love Barbara D xx

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  9. This is just fabulous, thanks for sharing the hot slate tips, you can guarantee I'd be the one to burn myself on it! Great news about the test results, glad to know part of you is normal at least!

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  10. Finally getting around to commenting, have settled in beside Milo and Rowan. This is stunning Ang, what a wonderful gift it would make too.
    Brilliant stamping and thanks for the tips, really good to know.
    Super chat, Kate x

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  11. Hi Ang

    Like everyone else I think this is so gorgeous! I must try the Stampendous White Embossing Powder as yours look so very white

    Thank you for the tips too and great news about your haemoglobin

    Your cards on John's show are, as always, fantastic

    June x

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  12. Hi Ang,
    well pundland must be doing fab with your wonderful items that you recreate from there, and people buying them also to have a go.
    I think you need to ask them for shares. LOL.
    Love this wonderful slate heart and your stamping is gorgeous.
    A very clever idea, andwonderful stamped design.
    Good about the blood thing as I can't spell the H thing. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love white stamping on black and it is so pretty. These hearts would sell like hot cakes at a craft fair ;)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  14. Hello Ang,
    Love today's project, it's gorgeous. Wish I'd called in sooner, I've been to town today and could have paid a visit to the £ shop!
    You're one wise lady declining a 4 a.m. start ha ha.
    Brilliant news about the latest test, long may it continue.
    Maureen x

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  15. Hi Ang. As Maureen says Brilliant news about the latest test. Brilliant idea with the slate heart. Really like it. Also liked the cards you had done on John's show. Didn't he do well. Really pleased for him. When I next go into town I shall have a long shopping list for the Poundshop. John suggested several things to get in Poundshop and Wilko at the demo and workshops at the weekend so think I had better write it all down. We are lucky to have two different Pound
    shops. Think the other one is Poundworld.

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  16. WOW Ang, this is unusual and amazing. L love it.
    Glad you had good test result, hope it continues.
    Love Nancy xx

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  17. Love this Ang! and I'm often found having a good rummage in pound stores lol xx So glad you got a good test result I know what having a good one is like!!!! lots of huggles Sue xx

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  18. Just watching John's first show as I've been with my girls today and so pleased that you got a mention and card shown early on. Fabulous idea today. You ingenious girl!
    Glad tests okay.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  19. Hello Ang,
    I'm very late but I just had to say that your hear is gorgeous! Would never have thought of doing that! What a lovely gift for someone!
    Glad your test result was good!
    Can't really understand why you turned down a 3am Wake up Call!! Lol!
    Your cards shown today on Hochanda are beautiful.
    Many thanks for sharing! I laughed about Mr Duck not being allowed to touch your scissors!!
    Love Myra xx

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  21. Hallelujah! So glad you had a good hemoglobin report. God is good. Your design today is brilliant. A slate heart. REALLY! Heat embossed slate heart. Seriously! This actually can be done? You are an amazing designer. So glad you are sharing your ideas with us paddlers. Thank you Mrs. Duck!

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