Thursday 30 September 2010

New Baby Card for a Baby Boy - Made using Cricut

I was really pleased with this card when it was made as a request for a neighbour, they had stopped me in the street to ask if i still made cards, it must have been because of the handmade christmas cards I sent out last year!
I said yes, she told me what she wanted and i advised that large cards made to order were £2.50 she said "is that all?" and i said i would drop it round to her.

So I made this card for her and dropped it round, and left it with someone else in the house hold explaining to them what it was for. i have left it for several months and even not blogged the card as i was a little miffed and she has never paid for it. I know its only £2.50 but i just feel its a little rude!
I saw her afterwards and she avoided me several times so i don't feel comfortable to approach her!!
Anyway i felt i had to tell the little story about this card as i had held off blogging it for so long!

The font i have used is Don Jaun on my cricut and i think the papers are K&Co
The little die cuts in the collage at the side are also cricut and finished with some ribbon and some bling

Hope you like the card, sorry its an older card.... I have spent all my free time and energy putting my massive lot of dies on ebay!! There is a link on the right if you fancy a look!

Lisa xXx

Wednesday 29 September 2010


....All of my dies are listed, its taken forever as there were 137 in total but they are on!! Just dreading next week when i will spend all my free time wrapping them!

WOYWW - Getting back to normal!!!

You may remember my desk looking like this at the start of the week - arrghhh it was die chaos and no room for any crafting

now most of my dies are on ebay (link on the right if you want a nosey), apart from a little pile on the floor by my computer which will wing their way onto the world wide web tonight! which gives me my desk back!!!

now i have my desk back i have little piles of all of the things i want to work on!!

Those are cut up beer cans... Carling is not my crafting beverage of choice!!

Lisa xXx

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Dies Now on Ebay...

Just to let all of the ladies that have sent me messages that i have started listing my dies on ebay, there is about 70 on there and about 60 more to be listed so it may be worth checking back!!
Just click the link to the Right --------->

Flower Birthday Card using Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Rosette Die

Today's offering is a card made with my Tim Holtz Rosette Die

As with most of his dies i think it is a little hard to come by at the moment, but if you contact Susan at Country view crafts she will pop you on her waiting list (still with free PnP too!)

The Centre of the flower is actually a discontinues Stampin up stamp set called circle of friendship just stamped in colours to match the card stock - i am loving red and turquoise right now and think i may well use this combo on some Christmas designs too!!!

The "rosettes" are quite east to put together once you have had a practise - don't use your best card on your first attempt!

The stems were made by chopping up some adhesive border strips, i wanted to keep them simple to leave the focus on the flowers!


Lisa xXx

Monday 27 September 2010

Sooooo Many Dies....

I have managed to draw myself out of bed and upload some pictures of the sorting out i did on saturday, i am finding that i have no more space for any more new dies, so i have had to be ruthless i was in a good mood for a sort out on saturday so i set to it!

Pics below are of my sizzix shelf before

Bottom section of the shelf

Middle section

Top section

And below are all of the dies that i sorted out and piled onto my desk to photograph and list on ebay, i did get some photos done sunday morning but have not been up to much so as soon as i am better these will be winging their way to ebay!!

I will post a link once they have listed as there are some discontinued and hard to find dies in those piles!!

hopefully i will be feeling well enough to blog properly tomorrow!

Lisa xXx

Little Batch of Cards from a Sicky Fairy...

Not much from me today, i have not been very well over the weekend so have not got a special blog post ready so i am showing you a little batch of cards i have made, I keep all of my card batches blog posts for emergencies and today is one as i can hardly lift my head off the pillow

as soon as i am better i will get my glass etching tutorials uploaded!

L xXx

Sunday 26 September 2010

New Baby Card.... what's going on not a die cut in sight!

This is a large new baby card, baby boy all in blue!

Lots of photos! And a few flat backed gems!!

The cute little stickers are from paperchase and the ribbon was from stash, i made the card back in july, but never seem to have blogged it!!!

The pin is from my stash and the little metal clip is from making memories


L xXx

Saturday 25 September 2010

Spooky Halloween Magnets Made using Sizzix Dies and Magnetic Foam

Theese have turned out beeter than I thought they would!!!

I find lately that i am too quick to buy ready made embellishments which are not so cost effective so i have put myself on a ready made embellishment ban!!
I think it works out much better to buy a die and then you can get so many uses from it!!

This month I treated myself to 3 new hlloween dies, i say halloween but the spider will be great all year round, it is my fave of the 3 dies i got (pumpkin, bats and spider)
I have also used a ghost die that i have had for years too to complete the set of magnets!
They have been embellished with glitter glue and stickles just to give them a little bit of depth!

This is them stuck to my drawers while i work on a packet for them!

dies used were all sizzix medium originals dies:
Bats #3
Spider #2
Pumpkins #3

If you are looking for some new dies, please do checkout the link to country view crafts in my sidebar

Lisa xXx

P.S i am working on the etched glass tutorial so watch this space!