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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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Dad... Clearly Whimsy Stamps April Release BLOG HOP!



Morning... Welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps April Release BLOG HOP!   All 9 new clear stamp sets AND 8 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store

 Today we are excited to introduce you to the final stamps sets and die of this month's release - two FAMILY WORDS stamp sets and a coordinating WONDERFUL WORD die! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products. 

The DT are holding a blog hop to celebrate this month's release.  The hop starts today (Wednesday April 23rd at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday April 27th at 12.00PM EDT.

PRIZE ALERT ... One lucky hopper will win 2 new release stamps sets and 1 coordinating die! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!



For my card today I used the males word from the set to create a fathers day card.  I simply stamped each word in different colours of shadow inks.  It's finished off with a star charm, some twine and a little stitching!


Hope you have a great Wednesday...


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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New Direction?

Morning... Back to work today after more than a week off .. it was so hard to get out of bed lol! It's day 2 of the....


This week clearly whimsy are releasing 9 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store Tomorrow. 

Yesterday we introduced COFFEE BREAK and HAPPY HELLO, and today we are excited to introduce you to HAPPY TRAVELS and IN THE GARDEN stamp sets and dies! 

Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products. For my card, I used the Happy Travels set and stamped the sign image before cutting it out and adding it to the card.  Perfect for someone off on their travels or another journey!





We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.




Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!






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Monday, 21 April 2014

Hello!!

Morning.. Today I have a sneak peak for you of the ...


Over the next 3 days the design team will reveal the new April 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. Whimsy is releasing 9 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store from Wednesday 23rd  April 2014. 
Today we are revealing the COFFEE BREAK 4x6 and 3x4 stamp sets together with their coordinating die set, PLUS the HAPPY HELLO 4x6 stamp set and coordinating Hello large word die. 
Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products. 

 For my card, I used the fabulous Hello Die and sneaked in the Star die from the Coffee Cup die set :-)


 We also have a fabulous Guest Designer.... welcome Pop’s Morfitt and Pop's will be joining us for the entire 3 day release event and sharing her wonderful creations featuring our April release. Welcome Pop’s! 


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks! 

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday!!



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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Feel Better Soon...

Morning... Happy Easter everyone... I've spent some of the last week crafting although not much to be honest and trying to fill the gaps in my card box as I have a Farmers Market coming up in a couple of weeks. This is one of the get well soon cards I have made.  Kept it really bright and cheery!!


Card Recipe:
Image: Kidoodles from Stampin Up
ProMarkers (yes I know.. not used these for a while lol)
DSP: Stampin Up

I had a lovely couple of days with my visit to Wales ... the weather was gorgeous and wish I could have stayed a little longer.. Although I have to go back next Saturday to pick Grandma back up... just hope the weather is as nice :-)

Have a great day..



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Saturday, 19 April 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons

Morning LIMettes... It's theme week over at Less Is More and this week we want to see cards that "Make Your Smile" .... I wanted to change the sentiment on this to "Add Tequila and Salt" but the printer was playing up lol...


Card Recipe:
Stamps & Dies:Feeling Fruity from Clearly Whimsy Stamps
Linen texture plate from Papertrey Ink

I'm hoping to get loads done today... fingers crossed :-)


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Friday, 18 April 2014

Hoppy Easter

Morning... Happy Friday .... Can't quite believe that I've been off for a few days.. it has gone to fast.  I'm on my way to sunny Wales today to drop my Grandma off at my Uncles caravan for a week so early start for me!
Today card uses this super cute Hoppy Easter stamp from LOTV...


Card Recipe:
Image: Hoppy Easter
Scallop Die from Clearly Besotted
Card Stock & Re-inkers from Stampin Up

Fingers crossed the weather will be ok for me today... camera is packed and looking forward to a walk along the beach later!

Have a great day....


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