Thursday 31 March 2011

Batch Cards :: Handbags, Dragonflies and Butterflies

some simple general cards made to top up my box in the staffroom!

When making these i tend to cut my matts first then rummage through my embellishment box for something to match!!

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Batch Card Making :: Bags and Flowers!

I really love love love K&Co Embellies but these handbag Grand Adhesions are my fave!

Sunday 27 March 2011

just testing

helens pics are not working in blogger so just testin mine!!

Saturday 26 March 2011

HobbyCrafts Exhibition 2011 at The NEC in Birmingham

I thought the amount of bags i had looked bad but in pictures it looks even more!
This blog post is just to show you how naughty I was at the NEC - at least 70% of my spending is Helens fault!
above we have gems, and stamps from LOTV I am not a stamper but have had my eyes on these!! They will fit nicely in my nesties!

next up is my finds from the crafts for £1.00 Stall, clock mechinisms (sp?) christmas papers, tape etc
One lot of tape and the stamps are for my mum and we will also share the chrimbo papers too!

Uh oh more stamps i dunno what came over me!! and some really pretty papers

These little bits fell in my back pack in the sewing hall, scrummy ric rak and some pom pom makers, i have a pattern for a pompom scarf and these will make it super easy!

Various papers....mum i have put some of these in your bag too x

this wooden house was a fab find on the decopatch stall

along with the wooden tray, destined to be my new work in progress tray.... but at the mo it is a work in progress lol!!
i got a selection of papers and this little wooden lizard that i am going to decorate for my mum for her bedroom!

More wooden things from Paper artsy along with dies and matching stamps and some fab card backed metal which i can see me getting through rather fast!

I also got a snazzy bag free with my decopatch stuff that fold up into.....


Some beads, they are kinda furry, i always make some quick bracelets for the school summer fair so these will be great!

And lastly a few patterned papers!!!
I think after a few stressful weeks i needed a little shopping spree!!! and i well and truely had one!

Friday 25 March 2011

Crocheting :: Crochet Granny Square Number 2

I have completed my second Granny Square!! Thanks for all of the lovely comments about my first square last week, i am trying to do one a week, may have a blanket for next winter!!!
Although i have taken this up for something to pick up and put down in the evenings i can see it being something i can sit outside in the sunshine and do too!!!

A lot of people said to me that they have tried and struggled, so i just wanted to share with you this book it is the book i have been using and i love it as i find worded instructions impossible to follow but this has drawn out stitch patterns so if you are somone that works better from photos than words it may well just get you hooked!!

Hopefully i will have another to show you next week!!

Lisa xXx

Thursday 24 March 2011

Batch Cardmaking :: Butterflies, Handbags and Bikes

Some quick cards here to go in my box, i tend to make half a dozen or so at a time when i am making cards like this

the matts are made using nesties and nellies dies and the embellies are from K&Co (butterflies and bags) and Joliees (bikes) great for thank yous and little notes!

Wednesday 23 March 2011

WOYWW :: Ohhh I am in a Paper Heaven

Today I have aminly been stroking paper!!
My work desk is consumed this week by the most fantastic papers!!

I am new to this range of papers so forgive me if you are already a fan but if you are not then you need to get on over to
If this pearl effect lace printed card dosen't send you there right away then scroll down to see some more of my faves!!!

I love textured papers and cards and inspire me really has so much to see

this is a pearl card that has holes punched in it, really fabby for die cutting and collage!!

this is my ultimate fave and it was seeing this at a craft show that mde me go home and go stright on the website to mooch through their range!!
This is not just card (marks and sparks styleee!!) this is card with a wood venieer feel and texture oh its fabby!

last up some lovely polka dots large and small!! oh so pretty and more than just a printed paper!!

right i guess i need to take a deep breath and get chopping can't stroke it forever!!!!!

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Card Idea :: Rock Chick 18th Birthday

I was pleased with how this turned out as it started with me sitting in my craft room puzzled clutching my guitar die, "Hannah, 18, Rock Guitar" was my brief!!

The background is embossed with a cuttlebug folder and in replaced patterned paper for sheet music!!

some distress inking and layering....

and quite a bit of die cutting!!

...and I think it turned out ok!
Products used:
QK numbers dies
MS butterfly punch
Ellison thin cuts guitar die - think this has been discontinued now but some stores may have one or two left!