Sunday 31 October 2010

Shopping Bag Sunday - Last one for a while!

I think this will be my last shopping post for a while as i need to get cracking with my christmas makes!!
And i need to save my money too as i am off to the NEC on Saturday and that is never a cheap outing! Thinking about it that means there will be a shopping post (or more of a confessional) next weekend after the NEC!

First up, glittery snow and cute wooden snowman pegs from B&M Bargains both 99p

The wooden snowmen are on pegs and have a gold thread running through to be used as a card holder but i think they will be cute fasteners to gift bags and things!

Some funky bubble stickers 89p from B&M really cute and will make nice toppers for gifts etc, 2 sheets in a pack

Lastly some mints, 2.99 a box, but the circles will go great with my scalloped and flower stampin up punches and the squares are just begging to be re-covered in some festive manner!! 2.99 from B&M

Lisa xXx

Saturday 30 October 2010

Stand Alone Dinosaur Shaped Card - Cut on My Cricut

So pleased with how this card turned out!!
He was cut on my cricut and made into a card

I embellished hime with distress inks, black pen and glossy accents on his teeth and spine

This sort of shows how he was made into a card, i cut the base shape out twice in card and once in patterned paper and layered it up

I measured this time and he fitted perfectly into his envelope!!

I couldn't bring myself to put happy birthday or anything else on the front... i liked it as it was!


Lisa xXx

Thursday 28 October 2010

Dinosaur Name Die Cut Birthday Card

This is the first "name" card i have done for a boy, but i think it worked!

i am very selective about peeloffs but i like these glittery white ones when there is not enough space for a die cut sentiment

The edge punch is from EK i got it last year but must think of a few more uses for it really to get me moneys worth!

The paper is from a MME stack called STOMP - perfect for little boys!!


Lisa xXx

Wednesday 27 October 2010

WOYWW - Messy Desk, Accessorize Stickers and More Hobbycraft Sale!

A messy desk today, i don't feel like i am getting very far with my christmas makes this half term... Monday i was at my mums and yesterday was spent doing house work :o( today i will spend a while wrapping up all of the punches on the desk for my Stampin' Up Customers and then its off to the post office!

I have taken some desk close ups too!

Bags of sweeties waiting for toppers.....

Pretty candy canes waiting to be decorated....

Socks waiting to be made into cupcakes!

While i was at mums we did some shopping!!! and i found these little cuties in Accessorize!

Next up we went to Hobbycraft, i had mentioned that ours had a sale so we went to mums local (watford) which had more goodies!!

These were not in the sale but the stickers were 74p which i thought was rather cheap!

Love this acetate and can't wait to have a play with it!

Some buttons and a die that were also going cheap!!

Need to get all of my jobs done then its time to start chrsitmas!!!

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Mum 65th Birthday Card with Butterflies

Bit of a traditional card here, i always think of lilac and purple when i think of mums cos my mum looks lovely in those colours!!

Butterflies are cut using my martha stewart punch and bazzil bling card layered in 2 shades

gems gems gems...

I have used my new nesties - lables 11 and a QK alpha, the patterened paper is from K&Co

Lisa xXx

Monday 25 October 2010

Email Nightmare!

If anyone has sent me an email since Saturday could they please re-send it!
I have been away at my mums and while i was away there was a problem with my email and everything has been lost!!
I should be able to receive again now - sorry x

2 Scalloped Monogram Cards Using My Scrapbox!!!

I had 2 of my friends birthdays this week and as i was feeling rather rough i needed a quick and cute card, they both have names that start with "L" so it was an easy task to make 2 similar cards!

Everything used on the cards (apart fron the gems - obv) was out of my scraps box so i am really pleased with myself!!

The scalloped card was a limited edition QK die, but you could use 2 scalloped nesties and score them like i did for the penguin card a few posts down.

Martha butterfly punch along with SU scalloped circle and 1 3/8" circle punches

Quickutz die cut letter all mounted on foam pads for some dimension!

I love to use the butterfly die with a row of gems or pearls down the middle and do a few butterfly layers too

Hugs Lisa xXx

Sunday 24 October 2010

Another Die Cut Penguin Card - Using Cricut and Quickutz

more penguins!!!

These were cut on the cricut and layered up in the usual penguin colours

I punched a little background for them to dance along and die cut some letters using a QK alpha

Lisa xXx

Saturday 23 October 2010

Shopping Bag Saturday - Hobbycraft Sale and Crafts For Christmas!

Bit of a mixed bag from shopping today, things with the red stickers are from the hobby craft sale, ours had a little section at the very back where you had to have a rummage and then there was a dump bin full of stamps - the little happy Christmas stamp above was 29p!

The velvet tree brads were a total steal at 29p - i actually got the bits in this pic last week but didn't blog them and when i popped in today there had been a few bits added so i photographed these to go with my shopping post!

This looks way better in real life, its chunky glass and i think was prob in the flower arranging section but i got a couple to store my pens and tools in on my window sill

These stickers was from home bargains, 29p for 2 sheets, i will use some as tags for pressies but the penguin, snowman and Santa are really lovely and will be great layered as toppers!

Shopping lists were 59p, i only want the list but will re use the little pen and the thick magnetic strips on the back!

Wouldn't be my shopping bag without sweets!!
Twilights were 79p in home bargains, they were also 99p on offer in Sainsburys, they have changed the packets into little plastic ones and not the paper and foil, but you can still tart these up!!
The dairy milks are the little bars - were they called wild life bars when i was little? Anywho they are great for altering too and at 95p for 6 (home bargains again!!) are cheap too if you accidentally scoff one!!

I am quite excited about this.... it was £1.49 and is about the side of a small lunch box, but only the top is decorated (and its just printed not embossed so you can's see it on the inside) so it will be really easy to do a design on the top and just a little border round the top, i got 3 and plan to do a grown ups selection box, a pamper kit and some retro sweets in mine!!

There has been some talk of these chocs so i went on the hunt today as they sounded like they would be great used with my scalloped stampin up punch to make the decorated chocs that i normally use Elizabeth Shaw chocs for. They were £1.99 for 22 chocs so not really cheaper than the ES chocs if you get them on offer!!

The only thing i can see being a problem is the fact that they are kinda bowl shaped and the foil is stretched over them, meaning they may be a) hard to stick to the scalloped circle or b) if you are heavy handed like me you may break the foil handling them (i will assure you now any breakages will not go to waste!!)

They are a bit bigger than the ES chocs and only just fit in the circle, with no room for error!!

Next find..... Choc snowballs and reindeer noses 2 for £1 from Morrison's!!

another little hobby craft bargain for some quick cards, £1.99 for 5 sheets and i will get at least 2 cards a sheet

last up, when rummaging in hobby craft i found these glass beads they are quite chunky and teamed with some beads i already have will make some nice Christmas gifts

Phew i gotta put all of this away now!!

There may be another shopping post to come this week as i am off to St Albans tomorrow to visit my mum and we have some retail therapy planned
Rob is staying here all on his own as Molly is coming with me, i have brought lots of biscuits and crisps for him just in case he can't figure the oven or microwave out!!

Lisa xXx