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Tilly56

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  1. Hello Goose, I had just switched on my computer to post a message when yours came through.. I tried right clicking, left clicking, hitting the computer - nothing worked! However, I have found a way to get rid of the rubber - by clicking on the text symbol. I don't know if it's the only way to do it, but it works. ooof! thank you again for your help - I'm sure I'll have other questions! Hilary :-)
  2. Hello Goose and Maggie, thank you very much for your replies. As far as I know, the silhouette portrait is a more compact version of the Silhouette cameo - so maybe it works in the same way. I click on the rubber, a little dark circle appears on the screen, I do my rubbing out, but I can't get rid of the circle, which means that I am stuck!! I think I will write to the company, good idea. Hilary
  3. Help please - it is driving me mad!! I have treated myself to a Silhouette Portrait.... It's really very good and I was finding it very easy to use - until I decided to play with the rubber ;-P I know how to turn the fubber function on - but I can't turn it off! I've tried to find the answer in the manual, but can't (or maybe haven't looked properly!). I have the same problem with the knife, which means that I now have a headless hedgehog, with his body cut in half down the middle :bug: I'd be very grateful for any help. Many thanks Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Thank you again to all for all the nice comments..... I'm very glad you like them, too!! Hilary :-)
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Good morning! Thank you to all for the tips, comments and compliments!! I am planning to make a few more, less "Christmassy", I'll post the photos.... if they turn out alright ;-P !!!! Happy New Year Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Hello Nancy and Kate, thank you for your nice comments! I have started making one using a cardboard base - I cut a circle out of an old desk-top calendar..... well, when I say circle, I mean more or less round!! I need to find some thinner cardboard that I can cut more easily..... old shoe boxes maybe. I thought I could use the idea for making cards for Mothering Sunday..... I like the idea of picture frames, too. Amazing what you can do, just using two punches!! Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Thank you!!! :-) Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Here we go!! Took quite a long time to make..... as the paper kept sticking to my fingers!! Really annoying..... so I had to go and get a wet flannel to keep wiping off the glue ;-P I hope you like it - and I'd be grateful for any ideas for improving it. Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Hello Barbara, thank you! I'm in the middle of making another one, which is round and I had exactly the same thought as you!I have friends coming round for dinner on New Year's Eve, so I thought I might make a red and white one, with a candle in the middle, to go on the table.. hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Ah, I see - you would have to make mini ones though, with mini flowers, as these are 18 cms across at their widest point.... I'm off to make another couple now! Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    hi Nancy, Thank you!! Interesting ideas - how would you use them as paper corsages? At the moment, all I can think of is hanging them on the wall as a decoration..... maybe the idea could be used to decorate a photo frame? Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Thank you GH! I started off by gluing the big flower, which has a brad in the centre - I left the brad "closed", made a small hole in the polystyrene and put some craft glue (mine was a Bostik stick pen) into the hole and onto the "legs" of the brad. This seems to have done the trick!! For the other flowers, I either used double sided sticky tape when sticking to the polystyrene, or just glued them to the backs of each other. I thought of using pins with different coloured heads to hold the flowers as I thought that could be quite pretty, but the pins were too long and stuck out of the other side!! What a good idea to keep pizza bases...... it is getting to be quite a ritual in our house that nothing is thrown away before I am asked whether I can use it to make something!! Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Many, many thanks for all the nice comments!! I am going to ask my husband to cut me out some circles from old thick cardboard calendars, so that I can make some more - and it will be easier to stick the flowers onto cardboard, rather than onto the polystyrene. Hilary :cheese:
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Thank you very much Carolyn!! :-) I think I might make a few more if the weather stays like this..... !! Hilary
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    Flower wall hangings....

    Awful weather here in Brittany - non-stop rain and wind for the last few weeks..... feels like years!! :coolmad: So I have been playing with the punches husband and son gave me for Christmas!! I made these using polystyrene rings , cut them in half, and decorated with flowers and butterflies from the punches. Not sure what to call them, though!! I hope you like them..... Oh well, off to poke the fire!! Happy New Year to everyone Hilary
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