Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Shopping My Stash Challenge!!

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I mentioned the other day that during March and April myself and Rachel would be challenging ourselves to shop from our own unused crafty stash and not buy new goodies for the next 60 days.... I didn't really spend anything in January as my mojo had completely disappeared but I think I made up for it in Feb with orders from SU, Simon Says Stamp, Re-stocks and Dies from Clearly Besotted, small Oyster stamps, Papertrey Ink and Winnie & Walter orders and buying the basics for Metal Stamping so when my CC bill arrived I nearly fell on the floor....

I knew I had a bit of unused stash but what I didn't realise was how bad it really was (this is only Stamps & Dies btw and excludes the SSS order as it's not yet arrived!!) I was actually fairly disgusted and embarrassed with myself when I saw how much stuff there was.. So here I am declaring my obsession.... this is the proof......

I know, I could nearly open a shop.... And this does not include the stack of Sizzix dies I am going to list for sale (on Facebook Page -  Die Cutters UK - For Sale Or Swap initially) as most of them are new alphabets!

So for the next 60 days with an exception of my budget for Clearly Besotted Orders ( neither of us can go without those!!) I need to shop from my own stash and not buy any Stamps, Dies etc etc.....

Furthermore, if I decide I really don't love any of these items.. I will be listing them for sale so make sure you check out my Items For Sale page!

I'll have a tally of how I am getting on once I have sorted them all out... Is anyone else wanting to try this challenge??? Yeah, I didn't think so!!!!

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bon Voyage

Morning.... wow it has been a busy week... so much for doing nothing! I still haven't had a full day of crafting and I'll do some today but I am going watching James Blunt tonight with a couple of friends at the Manchester Apollo.

I have a Bon Voyage card for you today ... I don't really get to make many of these but someone is leaving at work to go travelling so I thought it was perfect!

Card Recipe:
Planes: Simon Says Stamp
Cloud Die: Memory Box
Typewriter Font from Memory Box
Map Stamp from Stampin Up

I have some Expedit units being delivered from Ikea today as they stop selling them very very soon and I have planned to move my studio up into the attic bedroom in the next few weeks so want them all to be the same height. Not sure where they will get put before then though! Better get moving .... Lots to do starting with hanging the washing out :-)

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Good Friends Make You Beautiful....

Morning... It's time for another blog hop over at Lili Of The Valley and today we are all using the same stamp as we re-visit some of the older fairy images.   You all know the score, just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, we’ll have a couple of winners and you will each be able to choose 2 of the small fairy stamps as your prize

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part....

Here is my creation using the super cute Fairy Friends...

I also used one of the fab Quotes ... Perfect for this little stamp...

Hope you have a great Wednesday...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Morning... I'm so tired today.. had 3 late nights in a row and I'm getting far to old for it....  Last night was worth it though.... Went to see the fabulous Gary Barlow with couple of friends from Cambridge at the MEN arena.. We were lucky enough to get our seat moved to 7 rows from the front due to some lighting being in our original seats...  Here is a little photo we took last night....

Anyhow, enough of the swooning.. I have a little card for you too.... A really quick baby card for a friend going on Mat leave this week from work...

Card Recipe:
Baby Die from Clearly Besotted
Footprint stamps are really old... 10 years so not sure where they are from
Dotty paper from Anna Marie Designs

I've got Keiran today whilst Lizy is at work and the sun is currently shining so I think we will go for a walk. Vicky is round tonight for some much needed crafting too...

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Butterflies For Grandma

Morning.... Today is my Grandmas 87th Birthday and of course I had to make her a little card... I seem to always use shades of purple for her cards.. even when I try not too!! Soft Purple Shadow Ink has to be my favourite!

Card Recipe:
Happy Birthday Die from Simon Says Stamp
Butterflies from Best Of Butterflies from Stampin Up
Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Purple
Papertrey Ink Linen Texture Plate Plate
Pool Party Card Stock from Stampin Up

I'm off to see Gary Barlow tonight with my Friend Hels.. looking forward too it.. especially as they moved our seats from right at the back in the high heavens of the MEN to 7 rows from the front due to the placement of a "Lighting Rig".

That's it for me today.. I've got orders of wine charms to post off and general bits to catch up on before tonight..

Have a great Monday...

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

To A Great Pear!

Morning....  I have a really quick card for you this morning using the fabulous Feeling Fruity clear stamps from Whimsy.  I love how simple these are for a quick fun card!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Feeling Fruity from Clearly Whimsy Stamps
Pear Pizazz Card stock and ink from Stampin Up

I spent about 5 hours in the hair dressers yesterday having a bit of a change in hair style and colour after having the same hair for near enough 10 years... I'll try and get a pic up later when I'm more awake as yesterday was a really long day in the end!

Have a great Sunday

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

In The Shadow

Morning LIMettes... What a week this has been... I'm really glad its over and now I'm off until after Easter so hopefully I can catch up on crafting and everything else... Possible give the house a good spring clean and cleanse.. My weekend is starting off with a trip to the hairdressers and then round to Rachel's later for a good chin wag and crafty session..

Anyhow, that's enough waffling, this weeks challenge at Less Is More is One Layer Card Week and the theme we have for you is
Shadow Stamping
Now this was a completely new technique to me and there were about 20 failed attempts at a card on my desk last night :-( In the end I went for using a white ink then over stamping with another colour or two!

Card Recipe:
Image: Pretty Petals Plus from Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Hero Arts Inks: Unicorn White ( this is fab), Pool, Soft Pool and Soft Purple Shadow Inks

I have been taking out my stress sorting out everyones orders for the wine charms this week too...If you have ordered they will be in the post early next week.... Here are some of the ones I have made this week...

If you would like to order then check out my page here!

Hope you have a great Saturday...

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