Thursday, 24 June 2010

Hougie scoring board

Good morning, another lovely sunny day and I am  back in the garden crafting and listening to the afternoon play (from yesterday) on the BBC iPlayer.......deep deep joy!

I have made a quick card using my Hougie Board, a great bit of kit that I use all the time.

I stamped the image on to a square 5in x 5in card blank with archival black ink and a Hero Arts stamp called Thinking of You!


 
The score lines are easy to do on the Hougie board and only take a minute or two.

The butterflies are Shapeabilities from Spellbinders and  after cutting, I stencilled them in the die with the same ink, plonked them in the corner and put the kettle on for morning coffee and a rich tea biscuit!



I have also posted a picture of my craft bag showing how I carry my Hougie board around.

It's too big to go in the bag but luckily has a handle and I 'nicked' a carabina from my husband (we go to the Scottish Highlands every year and he is a 'Munro bagger' ...you know, he wheezes up the mountains and coughs a lot when he gets to the top!)  I clip it through the handle then attach it to my bag ...it hits my legs when I carry it but ....hey.... we all need to suffer for our art !!



I also use another 'nicked' carabina to attach my roll of double sided tape where I can always find it and just pull from the roll however much I need ... small things that make my crafting more fun!

 Coffee's ready ...thanks for looking today.
Happy crafting.
Eileen x

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! Black and white is so elegant, and the scoring adds a perfect finishing touch. I've been thinking whether to get a hougie board, but wondering how much I'd use it. Having seen your post, it's now definitely on my wish list.

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  2. Eileen What an elegant card. I love it. I hadn't heard of the Hougie board until I saw it on your blog. I have a Crafters Companion Score board that I bought when I first started card making but it doesn't seem as versatile as the Hougie.

    Anne

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  3. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies..x
    I just love the board....it is, as you say Anne, so versatile... x

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  4. Wow. So simple to do and very classy. x x x

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