Sunday, 26 October 2014

taadaaa!!!!

You may notice a few changes around here - my "used-to-be-in-the-top-five-of-uk-craft-blogs" blog has been very much neglected lately
Lots of things have taken over, good things like lots of demoing and being with the ones you love, coupled with sad things like redundancy, tough times and depression - 2014 has been a pretty tough year in our household but I think we are slowly getting through the other side and I know there is over 2 months of the year left but i think it is safe to say that Rob and I will be glad to see the back of 2014!!!
So today I did the job that I have been putting off for weeks - the blog tidy up and face lift!!
I started my blog in Feb 2009 and over the last 5 years the labels have gone a bit hay-wire! So today I have removed all labels form 500 odd posts and also given it a bit of a tidy up on the home page and in the side bars - I still have the pages to tidy up but i am feeling much happier with it now!!
I have some projects to share over the next couple of days too to get me back in to the swing of things not to mention a freebie or 2!!
so I will see you in the week xx

Monday, 10 February 2014

Aged Gold Bird Mini Book - Using Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine

This cute but oh-so-hard-to-photo mini book was made from die cuts, the cover is a die cut scalloped square - die cut and letter pressed on the fuse machine using some gold card i found in my paper drawers, I have no idea where it was from there were just 2 lone sheets of it! I wish i had more as it had a worn / crackled look to it!
the bird is cut and letter-pressed from the same gold card and some black ink rubbed over it to bring out the gold crackle look!
the pages were just some kraft paper folded into zigzags and stuck to the covers
definitely not the easiest to photo but if you are at the NEC in Mark or Ali Pali in April i will have it on my samples tree!
Lisa xXx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

All wrapped up felt bow Fiskars Fuse card!

 
I love a bit of felt, really love it!! And I also like a non-traditional-coloured Christmas card too!!
So here is the perfect combo! Using some scrummy first edition papers again (I love these so much every set is so nice!!) and a stampin' up die to cut the whopper of a bow, I finished the card off with a letterpressed die cut greeting made on the Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine


Monday, 9 December 2013

Traditional Christmas Card using Fiskars Fuse Machine

 
A simple yet effective Christmas card from me today, as we get closer to the festive season I still have some Christmas cards to make and this will probably be the design I go with, it's quite a quick card to produce but a decent size (6x6)

 
I use the fiskars fuse to letterpress onto some canvas type paper that I found in my stash and inked the plate up in 2 colours to tie in with my background paper which was from a first edition Christmas stack from last year!

 
A few paper roses inked in the same inks and Bob's your uncle! (actually Bob is my Grandad!!)
 
I think is will be mostly Christmas on the blog from now on as I do have a few things to show you!
 
Lisa xxx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Too much stash and always something to tidy!!

 
Now all of my demos for the year are over I feel I can relax a little and give my studio a much needed tidy, it has been trashed over the past month where I have dumped one load of things and boxed up another for the next demo!
Today I have been sorting, putting away and tidying, I am not finished yet and still have lots to do but I am getting there!
 
I am updating my FOR SALE PAGE tonight and will add things to it over this week too, I have lots of patterned papers that I have sorted through and think I may put together some little kits with them with some other embellies etc in and pop them on here too!
 
I still have a way to go with my tidying efforts but am finding the de-cluttering quite therapeutic! And as always I have a little helper!! Molly loves nothing more that to wander around shedding fur on a clean desk!
 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Anyone near Stockport?

I have been so busy this week I forgot to mention that I am off to hobbycraft in Stockport this morning for a day of fiskars fuse demonstrating! If you would like to pop and say hi I am there 10-6 xxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Little Batch of Fiskars Fuse Thank You Cards

 
A little spot of batch card making for you today, my Mum needed some thank you cards making and these are what I came up with!

 
I have a HUGE obsession with First Edition Patterned papers and have used them on these cards

 
To be honest the fuse machine and dies do most of the work here as they die cut and letterpress in one pass so I have just had to put the card together really!

 
So there was a batch of pink ones......

 
....and a batch of green ones!!
 
Enjoy xxx