Thursday 30 June 2011

A simple and sparkly wedding invitation / card

this is a very simple card using a word i have cut on my sizzix eclips machine

it was cut in a thick, matt silver card

and embellished with lots of diamantes!

Wednesday 29 June 2011

WOYWW :: cleaning my scissors.....

I have been meaning to do this for ages!!!

and then i found this............ fab!!!

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Layered Butterfly Card Using Stampin' Up! Sizzix Die

A little different to my normal style

The butterfly die cuts are embossed and tied with seam binding ribbon

I love the beautiful butterflies die from Stampin up and it is probably the thing i sell most of apart from the punches and you can see why it is so pretty and cuts felt which helps my current phase!!

Sunday 26 June 2011

Tutorial & Review :: Sizzix Ink-its Letterpress Plates for Bigshot, Vagabond and Cuttlebug

WOW! I have only had a quick play with these little babies but can safely say that i am already in LOVE!!!
I have been mega excited about these since i saw them at the Stitches show in Feb this year and was really excitied to get my hands on them this week!!!
For those that have not seen these this is what they look like, they are made of thick strong plastic and are the thickness of a B plate (cuttlebug) or cutting mat (sizzix) with the raised embossed part on top, I have taken some pics of these so you know what i mean!!

For my little review I have used the organic flourish plate, but you can view them all HERE Considering how much you can do with them (as i am about to show you) they are a really good price!!

I love the embossed AND inked effect
for all of these samples i have used VERSAmagic and Brilliance ink pads, you apply the ink to the plate and then layer up your "sandwich"
the sample above was done using just normal cardstock

the sample above was done on a heavy cardstock with a slight grain to it which i think shown in the inking

I then wanted to have a go without ink, for the embossing folder look - it makes a great impression!

The next thing to try had to be mirror card!! Hard to photo but looks stunning!

But this is my best "find" of the day and it was by accident!!
The package tells you to use a thin layer of foam in your sandwich but as i didn't have any i used a sheet of felt, and as i was experimenting i had a piece of card that was too short and it embossed and printed a tiny bit onto the felt, so naturally i had to have a go!!! and i love the results!!

Felt close up

Lastly i tried funky foam, again really stunning i can see me using these a lot!!!

So how do you use them?
Well they run through your die cutter a bit like an embossing folder, but you ink these up first!!
I will do a photo tutorial, but sandwiches are as follows:

(from the bottom up)
A plate
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
B Plate

(from the bottom up)
MP platform open on tab 1
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
Cutting mat

(from the bottom up)
Solo Platform and Solo Shim
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
Cutting mat

I hope you like what you see, I am loving these and would love to see or hear from anyone who has a play with them!
Lisa xXx

Sunday :: And the winner is.......


Just a quick post as i am about to start a long one!!
Check back in 20 min or so to see what its about!!

Thursday 23 June 2011

Wedding Invite Idea :: Hearts using Sizzix Eclips

Just a quick post today to show you a quick wedding card i made

all shapes were cut on the Sizzix Eclips machine

Wednesday 22 June 2011

WOYWW :: Another one bites the dust!

Last week my Vagbond went to die cutting heven, what with die cutters and cars I really am queen of destruction lately!!!
So my vagabond has been replaced with a familiar favourite!
If i could only have one die cutter it would be my trusty big shot!!

Something else new to my work desk is a little sneak of a tutorial i am working on for the weekend involving the NEW sizzix letterpress plates - I think I am in love!!!

Last but not least on my work desk are some FAB goodies that came with my new big shot, this little addition from sizzix makes this in my opinion just fantastic for someone looking for a die cutting machine esp for the first time as it comes with everything (including a pack of papaers and DVD!!) you need to play with it right away!!
I have not watched the DVD yet but am really impressed with this little kit!!
Susan at does have this set in stock HERE if anyone is thinking about getting a die cutter then i really think this is a great deal!!

So that is the new additions to my workdesk this week, off to look at yours xxx

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Umbrella Get Well Soon Card

This cute little card was made for a dear family friend and I was really happy with the way it came out!!

The umbrella and rain are a QK die cut and mounted up on a nestabilities die cut with a melissa frances rub on - simples!

Monday 20 June 2011

Car Booty Looty!!!

Yesterday Helen (it's all fiddle fart) and I went to a massive car boot just up the road from me, I left to pick her up at 7:30 and we came out of the car boot at about 11:30 - boy we did some waling it was huge!!
But i haggled my way to a few bargains and have taken some piccies!
Above some coasters that i want to alter - 20p

Keyring blanks 10 for £1

Childrens summer dresses that i wanted for the gingham fabric!

Some other garments that i wanted for the fabric

I have already chopped up some of the fabric, then it is winging its way to the washing machine

next up a huge tub of snowflake sequins - 50p!!
2 more coaster sets - £1
and helens crafty find, 2 massive rolls of vintagey coloured gingham ribbon for the pricely sum of 50p!

and lastly another crafty find from helen, we had one each so there was no fighting!! only 75p think it will be a summer holiday project!
I got a couple of other things but was too tired to take pics!!

Sunday 19 June 2011

Last Chance to Enter!!

There is less than 2 hours left to enter my week of giveaways!! Wow! It has gone so fast!
I will be drawing Mondays entries tomorrow, Tuesdays entries Tuesday and so on, to give myself a chance to get it all sorted!
I will blog winners in the evenings as i draw them but there will be a normal post on my blog each day too!

Good Luck lovely bloggers xxx

Birthday Card Idea :: All one colour embossed with die cut flower embellishment

I had this idea in my head for a whil, and although it didn't turn out exacly as pictured i am really pleased with it!!

and I am even more please with the amazing results from the new spellbinders shapeabilities rose creations die set
The packaging on these dies does not do any justice to what you can create, I guess that is like all spellbinders dies really but these make an amazing bloom!!

not much to say really so will leave you with some pictures!!!

Saturday 18 June 2011

Cute Cup Cake Shaped Card :: Big Shot Pro Die Project

This is the first card I have made using my new Big Shot Pro Die

The embossing folder is a papermania / do crafts one i think that came in a set with a couple of greetings but it fitted perfectly!

I love the way the little cupcake slips out of its case for you to write your greeting!