Monday, 28 February 2011

Cute Gift Idea :: Die Cut Flower Fridge / Notice Board Magnets

I am quite pleased with how these have turned out, they are die cut from various card stock and embellished with some distress stickles!

But I can not really claim this idea as my own!! Last week i received this fantastic book called rediscovered treasures, it left me looking round the house for things to play with, it even inspired me to get up early and go to the car boot to find some treasure to "rediscover" But the weather was pants so thats been put off until next weekend!!

The book is about making beautiful new things for around the home from found or unused objects and i love a bit of upcycling!!

So back to the flowers.... they were inspired by this idea of using rosebuds as magnets, i looked at my stsh of flowers and nothing really took my fancy so i had a lightbulb moment and dug out my dies!!

I love the way the ideas in this book are laid out, i very much love pictures and get very bored with lots of text so was pleased when i delved into this, most of the book is lovely vintage inspired pictures and then towards the back is all of the how to information with lots of different techniques outlined

and another great thing about the book is that my blog readers can have it for a very special price!!

Rediscovered Treasures is published by New Holland Publishers, price £9.99.
Enter the discount code CFairies at the checkout to receive 20% discount and free P&P.
(Free P&P only for UK residents!)
Offer ends 1st September 2011.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Ebay has eaten my weekend!!!

Where has the weekend gone?
I have been listing the items that i seemed to spend the whole week sorting out on ebay
It seems like i have done nothing else but tape pictures, weigh stuff and growl at having to enter my ebay password for the 20th time!
Ahh well it is done now! It is mainly dies that i have listed, oh and some saught after paperchse cupcake stickers too!!
If you fancy a peek there is a link to your right, normal service will resume tomorrow!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Did You Know??? Plus Freebie!!

Just a short post today as I am playing catch up, listing some things on ebay and doing some admin!

Did you know that as well as this blog I have another Blog? Oh yes, I am a Stampin up Demo as well you see and have a little blog, not as big as this one, just for all things Stampin up!
If you have never been there and fancy a nosey it is

Why am i telling you this i hear you ask?
Well...... I am doing a little offer-roonie for my blog readers
The first of April sees an addidion to the Stampin up Catalogue and Idea book, the mini catalogue, it is mega exciting and sees loads of new products being released. Normally the mini would cost 80p plus postage, but I am giving away 50 to my lovely readers!!
All you have to do if you would like one of these little beauties is send me your name and address via email (no comments /pms please) they will not ship until later in march and I will drop you a little email when they are on the way too - There will also be a special offer with every catalogue sent out too!!!

So just to clarify to get one of these totally free just email me with your name and address -

Please feel free to link this offer on your blog, if I get a lot of responses I may extend the offer to the first 75 people


Lisa xXx

Friday, 25 February 2011

Dies Dies Everywhere!!!!

This shelf here was the next subject of my de-clutter!!
I love dies but they do take up lots of room, i try not to let mine spread further than this shelf and after seeeing the new releases from sizzix this week (see sundays post) i know room needs to be made!!!
To i have put my ruthless hat on and had a sort out
The pic is an "after" pic it was a state before!

it is a hard shelf to photograph so i have done it in 3 snippets!
below is the pile i was left with

not everything in this pic is destined for ebay, but most of it is!!

Its been a while since i took a pic of molly in her flower bed, she has been helping with the declutter along with a rather grubby moo cow and sausage dog too!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Easter Crafting :: Whats in the Shops??

I have been having a mooch over half term for things to make eater gifts from and thought I would share my findings!!

These little lindt bunnies are 3 for £1 in tesco right now and i think will be cute in a little decorated box

These easter choc bars are also £1 in tesco, they could be decorated or used in an easter grab bag!

These are my favourit-ist - so cute, 16 in a net, again £1 from tesco

Haribo jelly bunnies, in a multipack for £1.00 from home bargains, great for little gift bags and boxes!

And these nets of eggs and bunnies are also from home bargains at just 59p per net

I will be cracking on (geddit?!?) with easter soon so will show you my makes too!!

Lisa xXx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Craft Clearout - Things Added

Just a little note to say i have added a lot of Accucut dies to my for sale page!!

WOYWW :: Wooooo Hoooooo!! You can see it!

This is how my workdesk looked at the start of the week!!
this is not general build up, more half term sort out! It really needed doing!!

At the end of yesterday my shelves were looking good, I have sorted out quite a lot of stuff and am slowly getting listed on my pre loved and for sale page (along the top) there is more to come but have made a dent!

And by this morning you could see my desk!!! wooohoooo! there is just a little box of unfinished and "i must do somthing with these" bits at the side, but i can live with that!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Craft Clearout - Part One!

Just a little note to say that i have updated my pre loved and for sale page (link along the top) with some things i have cleared out today - there is more to come over the coming days but i will try to put up a little note when i add things!
Lisa xXx

Cricut Card Idea :: Birthday Name Card

One of my die cut name cards again, I seem to show these a lot but each one is different I promise!!

I am loveing this paper too from the DCWV Rockstar stack, it was a nightmare to photograph but looked very rock chick in the flesh!!

You could do this is any font really and on any number of die cutters for this one i have used my cricut expression and the Don Jaun Cart

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Back from Stitches :: Loads of Sizzix New Die News :: Jewellery Dies and Fab New Summer Ranges

Phew!! I have had a great day mooching around the Craft, Hobby and Stitch Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham!
As you may be able to predict I spent a lot of time mooching round the Sizzix stand and have got loads of pics and info for you!!
First up in the first few pics is the new line of Jewellery Dies, these look fab and I think they will go down well so dust off your shrink plastic ladies in time for their release in August this year!

Not only can these dies be used for jewellery making but they would be fab for little charms for mini albums, phone charms and keyrings. Some of them will also be great for paper accents on cards too

The display was stunning....

But the lighting not so good so I have some pics which are not my best but I am sure you will still like a nosey at them!

I am going to have a rummage through my findings box over the summer in expectation of these dies!!

Flowers are still looking HUGE for 2011 too

This display is fab, they are all cut on the eClips machine (which i love!) and are sooooo cute - they are from the new release Woodland Creatures and Deer Me alpha cart

Some more yummy eClips goodies cut from the Sweetalicious and Sweet Tooth Alpha cart

In this pic there are some fab new XL dies (these can go in Bigshots, Vagabonds, Cuttlebugs etc)

The little blue bag, caddy shape in this pic looks great and i can think of so many uses for it, it is a scoreboards die which i must post some information on as they are not so good with standard cards stock but i will do a post detailing which boards i think work best with them shortly

You may want to click on these to make them a little bigger (mum if your reading just click the pic and then click the back arrow at the top and it will bring you back to here xxx)
The top four are flower dies, I have seen quite a bit done with tissue paper lately so if you are popping to the Pound shop stock up i think its going to be a biggie for 2011!!!
The bird and the butterfly are scoreboards dies again and ave some pop out bits to them

Here is my fave little caddy bag again the album looks fab too!! this little lot are due out in July - i really don't know if i can wait that long!!

Another amazing display and look at those 3D cupcakes too cute!! The colours used here are great there were quite a few bright displays this year!

See those straws......

They are embellished with what i would say is my fave butterfly ever!! I am loving this die and can not wait until June to play with it!!

It is a Sizzlits set and will be released with these dies above

Next is my fave selection the Pro Dies, these will only work in the Huge Big Shot Pro Manual Machine but it is worth the extra cash trust me!

There are some massive roses, the cutest cracker which i MUST have for Christmas! and look at that little strawberry box, ohhhhhhhh i think i will have to start saving as all of these dies are released in May there are 10 in total - sizzix why could you not bring out 2 a month or something!!!

There are also some lovely TH dies due out, some in March/April and some in May/June but i didn't get pics of these as it had a bit of a gathering around it - surprise surprise!!

All of the above dies will be stocked by Susan at and i will let you know as they come into stock as i will be eagerly awaiting to order them too!!

Next up are some dies i have not seen before, they are from paper artsy and every die has a stamp set to go with them!!!

I am loving the birdcage and the flowers!

I will keep my eye out for these and give you a little update when i get my hands on some!

Phew that was possibly the longest post EVER!! So I am going to leave you with this little dude, i think we will be seeing I'm quite a lot in the near future!!

Lisa xXx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A pretty little greetings card...

Firstly I must apologise for going AWOL for the week!! I just do not know where time goes lately!!
It is officially half term and its a good job cos there is so much i want to get done, both around the house and in the craft room possibly with a bit of ebaying thrown in for good measure!!

This card looked much cuter in real life and is so me, the colours, the sparkle everything really!!

The butterflies are a new line in hobbycrafts spring embellishments and the papers I have had a while and i think were crate papers or MME with a bit of bling added where needed!!

i don't often work on cream but this looks nice on a muted colour and not a bright white

I am very excited as i am off to the Stitches trade show tomorrow at the NEC, hoping to come back with lots of photos ideas and news!

Lisa xXx