Monday, 27 September 2010

Post it note holder and pen

Made this post it note holder and pen at 4am this morning!!! I have had a bad cough and couldn't get to sleep for it. My husband went to the lounge to sleep so at 4am I went down and said he could have the bed as I was going to get up.
I used my Stampin'Up 'Bird on a Branch' stamp set to decorate it. I got the gel pens from Asda which were 8 for £2.oo. I'm sure I will get them cheaper somewhere else. I saw an advert for Poundland saying a whole tub of mini gel pens for £1. If anyone finds these and can send me some I would be very grateful. (Will reimburse of course.) The layout and design was from a You Tube video by Dawn. She does some fab video tutorials. I used my nestabilities to give a nice seal for the pack.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Cricut Imagine mmmmmmmm............!!

I have been looking at You Tube videos of this new print and cut machine from Cricut. The ink cartridges are quite expensive and unless you were to source compatibles ( which would void your warranty on the Imagine) it would put me off buying it. It does seem quite good that you can use all your original carts with it and choose patterned of plain colours to print the image. I think for the money they will be asking I will continue to use the papers I have or print my own. They say it saves on paper but it doesn't really as if you are using white paper with the Imagine or your own patterned paper then there is always waste around the design.
My friend Sheila is considering getting the Imagine but for now I think I will pass.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Some more Decorated Paperclips

Really like this simple idea to decorate a paperclip so it's not so boring. These are 77mm paperclips. Images from Digitalstampboutique and Popcorn the bear men's cd. I used papers from Crafters Companion cds for the backing cut with Stampin' Up scallop circle.
I will be making some of these with the kids at school at the next craft class. I am hoping they will be able to make several cards and things too for a school sale evening which is coming up in November.

Another Beatrix Potter Competition Entry

I thought I would make another entry for the Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale' collection. I would really like to win this set to add to my other BP sets.
These are paperclip bookmarks or just decorative paperclips for your documents. Hope you like!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Do you like Shoes?

This was a black and white digi stamp design from Sketching Stamper. I used my paint shop pro programme to change the colours. I copied and pasted one shoe onto a clean page and reduced the opacity. I then copied and pasted the paler shoe all over the page, then printed it for my backing paper. Hope you like them.

Crafter's Companion new Beatrix Potter A Winter's Tale

I was looking at Crafter's Companion Blog and they have a competition to win the new 'Winter's Tale' range by Beatrix Potter. They also had a link to a free download sample from the new CD. I downloaded the samples and made this mini milk carton with some of the elements instead of a card. You can fill it with Christmas sweets or a wee present. Close it with the ribbon or glue it closed to make it more secure.

Friday, 17 September 2010

First sample with new Adorables cd...

Here I am again in the wee small hours..... Once again I can't sleep so came down to watch tv on my computer and have a look through my new cd. I used a few of the backing papers and one element from one of the decoupage designs. I cropped and printed the bottom layer twice and decoupaged the image. Even though this is a Christmas cd this image can be used all year round. So sweet.............. After printing the decoupage I noticed a very small black mark near the cat's head hence the impromptu flower.... I used my graphics programme to print an exact colour match for my mats....
Hope you like it....

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Christmas Card Challenge Entry

Saw on Just Inspirational Challenge a challenge to make a Christmas card. This is a card I made as a sample for a Papercraft World Create and Craft tv show. Hope you like it. Papers were from Papercraft World 'Winter Wonderland 2' cd. I used my Cricut to cut the tree and the sentiment is a piece of ribbon I bought at the SECC at a Hobbycrafts show.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Giordano Christmas Cd

Bought this cd the other day and am awaiting delivery of it. I missed the show on C&C and am hoping there will be another. I found this video of some samples on Joanna's site:!


I am so sorry I haven't posted for a while but I have been in bed since Sunday with a bug!! I had a runny nose and sneezed from Thursday 'til Saturday until I got a decongestant from the chemist. Then I got a sore head and sore sinuses and an upset stomach. Last night I was up until 4am as my skin decided to itch and I couldn't get to sleep. There are several bugs going around school at the moment so it's hard to avoid them. I am feeling a bit better today and am planning on returning to work tomorrow.
Hopefully I will get some crafting done and post something for you all.

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Watched the new POTW from Create and Craft. Jayne Nestorenko has done it again. Stamps look great and the cd is even better as it has some of the stamp images to print on it. I decided not to buy the stamps and just to get the cd. This way I can print the images any size I want. Maybe in the future she will put digistamp images on the cd for us to colour ourselves too.
I do like the stamp sheet with the bannister on it so my get that one at a later date.


Gave in and bought the foiling machine I have been looking at for the past 18 months. Create and Craft were selling it today at a much more attractive price than at the SECC because of my 10% discount. Also I have flexipay so 3 months to pay it and the postage was only £2.99 compared to £12.50 with the company direct. Can't wait to try it out. Have tried foiling using my own laminator but it leaves it speckled.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Stamps for sale

These two stamp sets were bought several years ago from and are still uncut in the packet they arrived in. If you are interested in purchasing these sets please contact me using my email address in my profile. The cost of these stamp sets is £10 each plus P&P. They are currently for sale at the above site for £14.99 each.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Great Day!!

I had a lovely birthday yesterday. I got another charm for my Pandora bracelet from my husband and son - it was a swan this time. (Had already received 2 new lite cricut carts earlier in the year too). My trip to the theatre to see Calendar girls was fab. Even better second time around. Colleagues at work appreciated the white chocolate fudge and cheesecakes I made and took in for them to enjoy.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Winner of Birthday Give Away...............

There were only 2 entries for my birthday give away. I put the 2 numbers in a pot for the draw.....and the winner is .....................

Lilian Lindsay

Please get in touch to claim your prize. Well done!