Saturday 30 April 2011

Mini Tutorial :: Getting Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves to look like they do on the box!

I love how the Tattered Leaves look on the die box so thought i would have a go at re-creating them!

First of all i have torn out a page from an old book and shaded it with a mid - green pro marker - I have used lime green

I then die cut the leaves using the tattered leaves die, from the coloured in book page

I then just tickled the edges with my darkets green pro marker - I used Forest Green

I then went over the dark green dragging it inwards about the width of the chisel pen nib with a green lighter than the one i used to colour the book page in originally - I used Leaf Green

Lastly I coloured the whole leaft in with my lightest green - Meadow Green

I am quite pleased with the outcomes and plan to experiment with some oranges and yellows if i have enough shades!

To give them a little more texture i folded the leaves in half down the center then folded them up to give the look of veins and to give them some shape too!

Friday 29 April 2011

Crocheting :: Crochet Granny Square Number 3

Still plodding along with my crochet!! This is Square number 3!

Thursday 28 April 2011

Birthday Card Idea :: Grandma Floral Card with Roses and Ribbon Bow

The colours have come out a bit wishy washy in the photo but it looked a lot more bright and zingy in real life!

Products Used:
DCWV PP - Stash
Paper and Foam Roses - Hobbycraft
Ribbon - Stash
Quickutz Alphabet Dies - Mind your P's and Q's

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Goodie Bags FOR SALE!

I have had a few posts about my goodie bags, they are ready for sale already and you can find a pic and what is in there HERE there are pleanty left and I am making them up each time they are ordered so each one is different, a few bloggers have emailed me to say how pleased they were with them too!
Lisa xXx

WOYWW :: Goody Bags in the Making!

Not very exciting this week as i have had to tidy up due to going back to work today :o(
As you may have seen from the pic on the right, I am selling off some of my stash in goodie bag form so that is mainly what my desk is filled with, you can see a small selection here....

And here....

and lastly on my die cutting desk is my Vagabond having a much needed rest, you can see how hard he has worked from all of the dust on him... this time last week he was new!!!

Mooching through everyone elses desks will have to wait until i am home from work and gym.... boooo!

Monday 25 April 2011

Card Idea :: Mum with Roses and Butterfly

I have been scheduling some blog posts today for when I go back to work, I try to have a post scheduled each day when I am working as I just do not have time to blog!! I usually leave the house at 7:30am and get back in at about 5:30pm unless I go to the gym Then I am home around 7pm and once house work and dinner have been done, I do not have enough energy to craft of blog much!

I found these photos of some mothers day cards that I didn't blog as my mums was in there and I was not going to see her until after mothers day, but I thought I would blog them as they would also make a nice birthday card too!

Sunday 24 April 2011

Happy Easter Choccy Sweetie Bags

Happy Easter Bloggers

 Hope you have had some choccy, mine was a white choc egg from my mummy and i have scoffed about 1/4 of it... Oh and there may have been some mini eggs (the best choc in the world!!) thrown in!!!

These are some little Easter Goodie Bags i made!!

Wednesday 20 April 2011

WOYWW :: RIP Mr Big Shot..... Hello Mr Vagabond!!!

After much deliberation I bit the bullet and ordered a Vagabond, Susan the owner of (the only place i buy my die cutting stash!) has had one for a little while, and I had always said that if my express died I think I would get one too, but once the express had died I felt sad and a little let down. Sizzix told me that is was 2 years old so in thier opinion had lasted well and that was that!! So I was a little wary, but Susan loves hers and takes it to crops and things so I decided late Thursday to go for it!!

It was ordered Friday, and arrived Monday (thank you Susan), but my car breaking down on Monday kinda took the shine out of its arrival!! have mega fast and free delivery, what more could you ask for?? I hate waiting for stuff, there is one online shop out there that take over a week for delivery, I am sorry but a girl should not have to wait that long!!!

It was tuesday before Mr Vagabond had been shown his new home and introduced to his big brother Mr Big Shot Pro

So late last night i have a little play, I really like it, it is miles apart from the big shot express and sooo quiet!!

The only thing that frustrates me is that it will not take the MP platform, which is a shame as its such a great little thing! :: ETA: the mp platform does work.... I was being too gentle, if you slot it into the runners rather then trying to drop it onto the platform it does fit!!

I got up early this morning to tackle my scraps drawers, they are over flowing so I am cutting out some mats with my fave nesties (again the whole range of nesties plus free postage at )

I will use the mats for some quick cards to fill up my cards box as it is looking a bit empty!

And the tiny scraps that i may have been tempted to keep in the past are winging their way to the bin!! I am going to be a tidy, non-hoarding Craft Fairy!!

Thursday 14 April 2011

Craft Clearout - More Items Added

I have updated my craft clearout page with a few new things and loads of reduced prices!!
If you fancy a look just click on the Fro Sale - Pre Loved heading along the top of my blog
I have some more items to add to this so please check back in a day or two xxx

R.I.P My Big Shot Express :o(

Today is a very sad day in the Craft Fairy Studio
My poor big shot express has died, earlier today i was cutting some letters to finish off a card for my Grandad and it just stopped, nothing happened when i pressed the buttons and my dies were stuck in the machine. I remembered that when i got it it came with a screwdriver and some instructions for if your die got stuck so i dug those out and had to turn it about a million times but got my dies free.
My next thought (a hopeful thought) was that it could be the fuse, so i went out and got a replacemnt fuse, fitted it and held my breath while i tried it again.... nothing he is totally dead

I feel like a lost child, all my projects involve die cutting in some shape or form. He is going to have to be replaced with something but i am not sure what right now - why did it have to happen in the school holidays when i have loads of time to craft!!!

RIP Mr Big Shot you will be dearly missed xxx

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Wedding Card Idea :: Coffee and Cream with Nestabilities and Roses

This card was a special order, I was given the date, the date, name of the couple and the colours coffee and cream!

I am really loving roses at the moment so it came together quite naturally!!

I had a message yesterday to say that the bride has framed the card as a memory from the day! Aww how nice!

Products used:
Foam and paper Roses - Hobbycraft
Ribbon, Pearls and card from stash
Computer printed greeting
Paper leaves - Prima
Nestabilities (eyelet circles and circles) -


Monday 11 April 2011


I have not blogged in ages, I am so sorry I have had a lot going on and life just took over for a little while!!!
I am back on track and have been having a clear out today!! I have way too much stuff and way too many scraps too!!
Soooooooooooooooo..... I have come to a little solution, I am going to make up all the things i have sorted out in to goodie bags, it is way too many bits and bobs to list on ebay and I don't have the time! So I am going to offer them to followers of my blog (if you are not a follower you can follow me using the link in the sidebar)
I have added a photo of a sample bag, it really overspilled and you can not see all of the 6x6 papers and other bits that are underneath the ribbons and flowers! this is one of the bags but each one will be different and if you need a certain colour scheme like spring or valentines i will do my best just include a note with your address email!!
Each bag will include: Prima flowers (2 bagged sets, plus loose flowers too), Buttons, Ribbon (at least 6 lengths), 6x6 papers (20 sheets), Tickets (12), Slide Mounts (8), Tags (5), a selection of felt flower die cuts, trims, and card die cuts, that is as a basic, I will then add extra items from my clear out stash too which i only have a couple of so each bag will be unique! And each bag will be worth much more than the £4.00 I am charging (free postage too)
Fancy a Bag (or 2?!?)
If you would like a bag please send £4.00 (per bag) by Paypal GIFT and then email me with your address and stating you have made payment simples!!

Saturday 2 April 2011

Mothers Day Card Idea :: A collection of floral yet modern cards!!

I had a few to make this year, I had a couple of orders, plus one for my Mum and Rob's Mom!!
So i kept them all a bit similar!!

Products used were::
Sizzix Shadow Box Alpha (discontinued)
Foam and paper flowers from Hobbycraft
Felt from Hobbycraft
Butterfly die from Stampin up