Following on from the birthday upstand, this is my Christmas one, I have cut this in Centura Pearl 300gsm and it cut well (I used a double cut with the blade set on 5 and thickness 33) - my blade is probably not as sharp as it was as I have been using it a long time. I've decorated the mat with beads, and also the upstand. It will be quite flat for posting and you can get two base cards out of one sheet of A4 so it is quite economical!
I retired from my job as a legal secretary just over 10 years ago and was then able to devote a lot more time to my passion for cardmaking and scrapbooking, although I have to say that I do far more cardmaking than scrapping.
About 8 years ago I bought a craft robo and entered a whole new dimension of crafting. I started to design my own templates and have now developed my own style. When the Cameo was released with its larger capacity and deeper cutting I was in 7th heaven, apart from initial problems with the new ratchet blade (which have now been sorted).
I derive enormous pleasure from designing, cutting and assembling my designs and sharing them freely with others on the UKS site (for personal use).
I have four grandchildren, ranging in age from 23 years down to 8 years. I am enormously proud of my children and of my grandchildren. I love being a grandma - such a special relationship, quite different to a mother/child relationship. Crafting has brought me solace during difficult times and so much pleasure.