Saturday 28 May 2011

Birthday Card Idea :: Dad using Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die

Products used:
Gadget Gears Die -
Greeting - Craft Work Cards
Nestabilities Dies -
Polka dot embossing folder
cardstock from stash

Friday 27 May 2011

Crochet :: Another Granny Square!!

another granny square, I think i am getting better..... slowly!

Thursday 26 May 2011

Birthday Card Idea :: 40th in pretty pinks with MME Quite Contrary

This paper collection is my most favourite collection ever!! MME quite contrary, i just love it, i have looked for it in a pad but have not been able to find it :o(

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Birthday Card Idea :: Special Sister - Pretty in Pink!!

Another card, that looks rubbish in the photos!! I think it is because it is an A5 card and i struggle to get them straight!

Products Used:
Melissa Francis Rub On
Bakers Twine in pink from The Ribbon Girl
Tiny Clear buttons from Stampin' Up!
Die Cut Alphabet - Chipblock
Papers from Stash

Card Size: A5

Monday 23 May 2011

Birthday Card Idea :: Grandad Polka Dots!

A Quick little word card today.....

Products Used:
Quickutz Alpha Dies - Mind your P's and Q's
Papers including the polka dots from

Sunday 22 May 2011

Are you Sue???

Earlier in the week a lovely lady called Sue Emailed me offering to swap some fabric with me, but I accidentally deleted her email when my finger slipped on my iPhone and could not get it back! arghhh!!
So Sue if you are out there I would love to do a swap i am just a little clumsy!

Saturday 14 May 2011

Internet Holiday!

Hello Bloggers!!
I just wanted to say hello, and I am back! I was feeling a little creatively blocked and struggling with what felt like the pressures of blogging! So I took an unplanned holiday from the Internet!! No surfing, No blogging, No hopping! And only the smallest of internetty-ness on my iPhone too!!

I feel much happier and much more creative ready to share some more of my makes with you again, I am not sure what they will be, I have some pics that i have taken over the past few weeks that still need to be blogged but I want to get creating some fresh things too!!

I am being more and more drawn to fabric at the moment and want to start playing with this  and using my dies in there too, I am also enjoying crocheting too so can see this popping up on my blog from time to time too, I seem to have concentrated on cards, cards and more cards lately and I would like to have a go at some different things so watch this space!!

While I am on the subject of Fabric, does anyone have any scraps or of cuts they would like to swap for some card making or scrapping stuff or even one of my goodie bags, I have lots of felt but would like to play with some pretty and vintagey patterns too!! If you know of any nice little places that will sell me just a few bits and bobs to play with too just drop me an email (

Who knows what tomorrow will bring, I am hoping, some fresh new blog postys!!

Thursday 5 May 2011

Altered Art Project :: Floral Decopatched MUM Cardboard Letters

These are a little gift I made for my mum!

The letters were from Hobbycraft and started life quite plain!

Products Used :
Decopatch Papers
Decopatch Glue
Hobbycraft Letters

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Just a little bump...

Just a little bump!!!

I have had a sort out in my craft room which makes me happy!! I still have some goodie bags left (link on the right) if anyone was deliberating over one!! And do also have a few more things that i want to put up for sale too... mainly little things that I will add to my for sale page, but I also have a brand new sewing machine for sale.....
It has never been used as it just looks too complicated for me! I have a mega basic one and was brought the one I am selling but i just find it had too many options and daunts me!!
It is a Toyota SA53 RS2000 Model, it comes with a cover and pedal and with all the tools / feet/ needles etc in the compatment on the machine. The pedal and power lead are still in the platic bag they were packaged in and as i said the machine has never been used!
I have seen well used RS2000 Series machines selling for £60 - £120 So am asking £90 (including postage) for this machine as it is new - It is quite heavey so think it will cost a fiar bit to post!!
•Electric with Foot Control
•Built in Carry Handle
•Converts to Free Arm
•Front Loading Bobbin
•Easy Threading
•Straight Stitch
•Adjustable Stitch Length
•Zig Zag Stitch
•Push Lever Reverse
•18 Automatic Stitches
•Automatic Buttonholes
•Blind Hem
•Elastic Stitch
•Overlocking Stitch
•Sews in Zips
•Automatic Bobbin Winder
•Built in Light
I can not find the instructions, but you could probably download these if needed
If you are interested please email me -

Tuesday 3 May 2011

To Blog or not to Blog... Continued

Sorry to excite some with todays post, It was a scheduled one that I must have done over the holidays!
But today I have had time to think, I have had a terrible upset tummy today as has Mr Fairy so we are putting it down to last nights Bank Holiday takeaway! I am still feeling really week and rough but have tried something to eat and am just waiting now... to see what happens!
Anyway! Back to the blog! I think time is the biggest thing that gets to me, so I am going to make my posts less wordy, a bit like the post today... I don't want to cut down on photos as i hate it when I look at other peoples blogs and there are only one or two photos and i just want more, I want my blog to be visual!

I had some lovely comments from blog readers (*waves* Thank You x) and many suggested challenges, which is something I am going to have a go at, but will need to be a weekend job! If you know of any good challenges you think would fit my style and that i can enter of a weekend please do let me know!

So normal service should resume shortly, once i feel better ergghh think i need my bed!

Card Idea :: Dad 75th Birthday with Pint Glasses

I have dusted off some old dies and used some new for this card, I think it was a good combo!!

Products Used:
Sizzix Shadow Box Alpha
Quickutz Pint Glass Die
K&Co PP from Stash
Grand Nestabilities Dies

Card Size: A5

Monday 2 May 2011

To Blog.... or Not to Blog....

I am struggling right now with blogging.... I seem to have lost my blogging mojo and am finding no enjoyment in it right now! I am still taking photos of my makes but that is as far as I get!!
Does anyone else ever feel like this? If you do what can I do to pick myself back up again? I love my blog and have worked hard to get it readers and mould it into what I wanted it to be... I think! Maybe it needs a facelift... Maybe my crafting needs a facelift...oh bloggers I need some advice!
L xxx