I was back with a bang yesterday. Yes, everything fell off my desk during my Facebook live, I pulled out cables and it meant I had to restart. Thankfully nothing was broken. Several people had problems with the Facebook live, the video and the sound buffering or juddering. You will see I talk about it for the first 5-6 minutes in the video below and I pull lots of funny faces as I tried to work out what to do…. I was so excited to be back with you all and it’s not fun when it isn’t working for everyone.

I’m so sorry if this has affected you.

I have done lots of investigation over the past 24 hours and it seems this is a problem for many people who do Facebook lives. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution.

The replay doesn’t have any of the buffering problems, which I now understand means its not my computer or internet. It’s uploading to Facebook okay, its then sending it from Facebook to everyone that is causing the issues. I have some tips, some will work, others may not, but please give them a go.

  • Log out and log back into Facebook.
  • Make sure you have the latest operating system for your device.
  • Make sure you have the most up to date Facebook App or log into the web browser and don’t use the app at all.
  • Close down all other open apps, tabs and windows on your device, or swipe up to close them.
  • Try a different device if you can.
  • Ban the family, kids, hubby from using the internet when I’m live ( I am smiling now because I know that isn’t so easy, but it might help, especially if they are watching movies or gaming.)
  • Check your internet speed, that you are actually getting the speed you pay for. Sometimes the hubs are faulty or slow.
  • Make sure if you are on Wi-Fi you have a strong signal at least 2, but for preference 3 or more bars.
  • It may also help if you pause the live video, I know that sounds strange, but I understand you can do that, leave it for 45 seconds a minute or so then press play. I will be a minute or so ahead of you but potentially that is enough time for the video to settle down.

Finally if none of that works, know I miss you and I’m giving you a big hug and please watch on the replay.

So lets get to the crafting, I made 2 Christmas cards using the lovely Happy Holly Days stamp set. It has a perfect Robin stamp.

Christmas Cards Stampin' Up! UK Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

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The first card I made used Crumb Cake as the base layer. I love colouring in on a crumb cake layer, it gives a really lovely vintage feel. It’s also a flat Christmas Card which is great for posting.

Christmas Cards Stampin' Up! UK Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

Here are all the Stampin’ Up! items I used on the Happy Holly Days Christmas Cards.
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Blender Pens
Linen Thread

I will share lots about our fabulous holiday in a blog post soon. It was so wonderful to have a break, we saw lots of things and had several adventures. I’ll be back soon.


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