Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Fabulous Fiskars

Last week I won a little card competition on the Fiskarettes website which I was so thrilled about as I never usually win anything. The prize was a Fiskars Drill (which I have been hankering after for months), a couple of squeeze hand punches, a scissor sharpener and a multi tool. Well today my prize arrived and I have to say that Fiskars have outdone themselves with these products. The drill is fabulous. Anyone who knows me will know that I am cack handed and accident prone so am lethal with an electric drill. I have tried drilling a domino before with an electric drill but the results left a lot to be desired. I broke a drill bit, the drill made an awful whinny noise and I nearly drilled through the kitchen worktop (sshhh.... don't tell my husband). The Fiskars drill however is fool proof - heck if I can use it anyone can! I drilled a nice neat hole in a triangle domino and a bottle cap with no effort at all (and more importantly the worktop escaped harm and so did my fingers!) The squeeze punches are great too - really easy to use and the medium circle is a perfect size for the centre of the flattened bottle cap.

This was the card I entered. The stamps are Marvels of Nature II. The brad that is holding the ribbon onto the card was the wrong colour so I rubbed stazon all over it then dipped it immediately into some embossing powder.


Linda said...

That is such a beautiful card Karen - you certainly deserved to win. Love the charms you've made (we have Tri-onimos and no-one ever plays it - I may find a use for it at last!!)
Linda xx

Linda said...

PS Love the quote - thanks. x

Chris said...

Karen you so deserved to win with that stunning card and oh boy I just adore what you made using the drill... never thought of using mine to drill through dominoes... now where are Ok maybe not today.. got none of those lush alcohol inks but they are on my need to buy list so hopefully I will get some soon :D
Chris xx

Chriss Rollins said...

there was no stopping you when your drill arrived...I can see it everything is going to be drilled and having thingy us more.
once again well done.

chriss x

Jaqi said...

Congratulations, very well deserved. I love the bottle top , fab, and wow the dominoe......mmmm delicious colours , looks stunning. The card is great that ribbon looks very touchy feely......very nice, well done Karen, they are all great , Jaqi x