Well I decided to join in Saturday's Workout .
I prepared what I thought I needed and set to sooting my card....... well it seemed to be taking an age I tried blowing the flame, using a flame in a container all I did was scorch the card and not have too much soot... not one to give in I persevered and caught a corner of card alight!!
I wrote on a forum - seeking advice and they all giggled and thought - or rather, for some it confirmed that I really am a nutter...
I returned to the instructions on SCS mmmm..... should have spent more time reading them before......... it really is a quick thing to do and the results are great now I have no Matte spay so am trying several things to protect ny soot stamped images... will photo and explain tomoz in daylight :))