What I'm Lovin' November / December

Hey All!

I'm here to share a lil (well large) post with you all about the products in the craft world i'm currently lovin' this month! This time of year is so hetic for me all i feel like i'm doing is sleeping and working!
I'll be glad when christmas eve gets here least then things at work will calm down and some normallity will resume! Anyhooo...
I have so many e-mails asking me about what kinda products i like to buy and use i thought this kinda post would give you all an insight into what crafty things i'm currently using and lovin'! I'm here this morning with Novembers (extremley late) and decembers post (as i will probably forget haha).

First up! Has to be my new found love of....
Simple Stories Snap Life 6"x6" Paper Pad 36 Sheets

Simple Stories Snap! I've been waiting ages to snag these as they all sold out when they arrived a few months back and i'm glad to say i've finally got hold of them to use in my project life and smash* books for next year!
Washi Tapes!!! OMG!!! Well if ya know me well you know i have a slight addiction to these! I use em in alsorts of projects from cards to scrapbooking to smash* to even my project life you should check out www.washi-tapes.co.uk  they have so funky tapes in stock for very great prices! Keep an eye out on my blog over the coming weeks and into next year as i've lots of projects i need to photo and show off using these fab tapes inc the one's pictured above!

Crystal Stickers Self Adhesive AB

Gems gems and more gems! I can't seem to get enough of these at the moment, i brought sooooo many packs at MEIFLOWER at the NEC! it's untrue and i've used half of them already and it's only been a couple of weeks eeeeek!! i feel a spending spree coming on... did someone tell me it's payday today???
*NEW* The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - Take Off
The Cat's Pajamas Stamps seriously how cute is that bunny??? i'm obsessed with another batch on there way to me through the good ole postal system i can't wait to colour this cutey in!!!

Well on to digi's companys that don't need a write up there images are as cute as ever....

Mo Manning's Digital Pencil - I love mo's drawings she's one talented lady! 
The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More! 
The paper shelter's digis are so adorable! i had to highlight them this month!
The world of rubber....
A La Modes - An Apple For Teacher
MFT A LA MODES are ace! i've fell in love with these and soooo cant wait for my postman!!!

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Penny black stamps need no introduction there cute fun and super nice on cards for all occasions! i've now bagged a 32 collection of the transparent sets i'm obsessed don'tcha think?
And what did i get from last months wishlist???....
Ink Dusters - Click to enlarge

3 out of 5 aint bad i suppose! tho i blame the NEC that was such a fun filled TWO days!!! i honestly don't think i'll go twice again i was shattered but it was fun!!!! 

So here's my current wishlist.....
Which I've only carried over One thing from last month (oh how good am i!) 
I decided i really didn't need the other product!

American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic 6"x6" Paper Pad 35827 36 Sheets

DEAR SANTA i've been good hehe!!!!! See if next month i can review the new wish list products! i'll have to be good till santa comes!!!! Hope you enjoyed my post! 
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Sweet Fairys...

Gosh it's mighty cold this morning!

Thank you for popping by my blog today! I'm here with another Creation for a brand new challenge at Charisma this week! Team Carly have a fab challenge for you this week! which i must admit i'm quite excited to see everyone's entrys too... why???


Now that's a challenge! it's also really nice to see the non traditional christmas cards that everyone is fabby making at this time of year! so i'm looking forward to getting round the entrants!!!

I've gone for blues and silvers today! Using this gorjuss image from LOTV! So cute! I've added lots of stickles to her and dug out my EK Success punches my favourite swirl one added some ribbons from my stash and pearls and a lovely long sentiment! The snowflake is made from normal blue cardstock i say normal from stampin' in up! lol and mirri card it's a beautiful snowflake one of my favourite dies i use every year for christmas cards! And a brad to finish!

Hope all's well with all!
I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - #112 ribbon or trim
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Card Crew #24 Anything Goes (Week 2)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Merry Christmas
Sweet Stamps - #93 Cold & Snowy
Tuesday Alchemy - #42 Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
*Stamps - LOTV 
DSP - Papermania
*Brads -  American Crafts
*Ribbon - From Stash
*Punch - EK Success Notepage
*C/Stock - Stampin' Up
*Dies - Spellbinders - Circles, Scalloped Circles & Cuttlebug Snowflake

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Snow..... Flakes that is...

Morning all!

A quick post from me this morning with another christmassy card! It's certainly starting to feel alot like winter! very cold!!! icy and i'm sure snow is on the way?!?!?

I'm chuffed to bits how it turned out today I love these wood snowflakes!! I love the new star die i brought a few weeks back too it's fab! and it embosses too! which i didn't know (really should read packaging) haha

I've used the gorjuss lotv james bear cute square today for my super whipped up quick card along with basic greys jovieal christmas papers and matching ribbons! 

I heat embossed some mixed gold and sparkly embossing powder onto my wood snowflakes again something i brought last year that i've only just got around to using this Christmas opps! 

Here's my card!
I'd like to enter it to the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's - Week 1, Birds & or Animals (no people or insects)
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes Stars & Sentiement (include all 3) 
Emergency Crafters – Week 1, Anything Goes
Wags 'n WhiskersWeek 1, Christmas
Creative Moments -  Anything Goes (1st week)
Crafty Creations - #197 Christmas Is Coming

*Stamps - LOTV 
DSP - Basic Grey 
*Ribbon -  American Crafts
*Punch - EK Success
*C/Stock - Kraft

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Use Ebay??? Read this! Warning! UPDATED

Hey Bloggy friends!

You may remember the following post from end of october... well... im sorry to say i'm back again if you've already read this just skip to the bit in BLUE! :-)

As a hard working person and a crafter our pennys are very dear to us! So i've decieded to come forward and Name and Shame an ebayer! Please feel free to share this post around with anyone you know who sells on ebay! This person buys internationally too so please be aware it's not just us in the UK.

The person in question is called VICKY HALL, She uses the ebay account STEVEH2743 Under the name of Steve Hall.

21/11/2012 - We now are aware that she is also using the name - beaveringawayatcraft 

Her following suit goes as so...

Bids on items (usually rubber stamps), doesn't pay straight away when you email / ebay message her to ask when to expect payment she'll email you back saying she's had paypal issues and was trying to sort them out LIE NUMBER ONE
Around 3-4 weeks later she'll ebay message you again asking when you sent the stamps (all nicey nicey as if shes your best friend and known you for years) as they've not turned up
You'll obviously respond with details then she'll message back saying she's checked with neighbours BLAH BLAH BLAH do you see where i'm going??? anyway... she then says that i have to claim through royal mail to get money back! then opens a paypal dispute to get money back leaving me in a negative balance! BUT.... She opens the dispute between 40-43 days after purchased (you only get 45 days on paypal to claim) funny that! AND WHY WAIT OVER A MONTH TO MESSAGE ME TO SAY THEY NOT ARRIVED??? HMM ANOTHER LIE!

Now why am i naming and shaming??

I Can prove she has done this to a number of crafters in last 4-6 months including myself my blog buddys Deb Jennet and Debs Mitchell as well as others, i'm not just talking one or two people... i can also prove she's been doing this since 2007! The only reason i found out because it was dodgy time frames of messages and i googled her ebay user name, ok her feedback is private but whats NOT private is the negatives she leaves on others accounts! two and two together! FRAUD!!! 
As you know from my pizza fraud i'm the wrong kinda gal to con!!! i'm not letting it go! I am seeking legal advice! and will be reporting to the police for investigation.

I have reported her to ebay, paypal and made hundreds aware of her, for fraud that's what it is at the end of the day!!! If you have been affected by her please REPORT her to ebay and paypal (feel free to mention my name too as it'll back your case up!) Otherwise BLOCK HER from bidding on your items (google block buyer ebay and follow steps) to stop it happening to you! She is stealing and frauding innocent people and crafters like us!!!

Please please share! 
Sorry for the negative post but i'd hate it to happen to you!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Do you believe in mermaids?

Morning all!

Gosh these week's are just flying by half way through november already!! eeeek!!! is everyone excited about christmas yet? me? sort of i'm looking forward to days off more than anything work is mad! haha!!!

I'm here with a new challenge from the lovely girls over at Charisma and todays challenge is all about cool colours!

I've dug out my stamps today and gone for the gorjuss wee mermaid! kinda reminds me of that film is it the one with tom hanks? i can't remember what it's called a fish called wanda? maybe but it escapes me this morning! I've coloured her with promarkers and use lots of glitter for the bubbles dug out my spellbinders (get me using my dies!!) haha! unlike me!!! 

I've even wacked a doily in there too shocking! what's going on? i chalked the water behind her and made up a pretty flower with prima flowers and a heidi grace jelly flower (if youve never used them omg! where have you been there so cool!) dug out my brads and charms and found a tiny brad to finish! Added ribbon lace and pearls and walla!!! 

*Stamps - Wee
*Brads - Stampin' Up
*Ribbon - American Crafts
*Punch - EK Success Notepage
*Medium - Promarkers
*Stickles - Diamond Ice & Turquiose
*Chalk - Stampin' Up
*C/Stock - Stampin' Up
*Flowers - Prima & Heidi Grace

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Winter Wonderland

Morning all!

Another fortnight has flown by here at MMCS Challenges! It'll not be long till the big red man climbs down the chimney with this years good girls and boys pressies! Work is a nightmare at the moment every year i write on my blog about the amount of cranberry sauce and this year is no different i actually stood and worked out (i know how sad) how many jars where on the end of the isle's stack last night 657! seriously why do people eat it? am i missing something great about it?? I like cranberry juice that's yummy but not sauce or jelly with turkey... urgh! gross!!

Anyway! i'm sure your sick of me moaning about sauce every year haha!!
This week's challenge at MMCS is 'Winter Wonderland' and i dug out all my christmassy things once again this week! 
I reused the tree die! yippie to be honest the more i use it the more i ♥ it! hehe!
The gingerbread tree and star punch i picked up in last years christmas sale at the glitterpot for only £3!!! ek success border punch too!!! what a bargain! (had to wait till this year to use it of course) lol!!!

I'll be back later to add my card to any challenges it may fit but for now here it is! 

*Stamps - LOTV
*Gems - From stash
*Ribbon - Local Hab shop
*Punch - EK Success
*Die - Marianne Designs
*C/Stock - CC Mirri Card

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Looking alot like Christmas....

Everywhere i go!!!
Hehe! Morning all!

I'm here to share a new project this week! I thought i'd play along with Team Gem at Charisma this week for some added inspiration to there fab challenge - feeling blue!
Normally that to me would be get well or something similar but i thought i'd make a bluuuuue christmas card! hehe!

I've used these gorjuss Lotv toppers which you'll be seeing alot of on my blog over the coming week's there fab and fantastic for when you've not got alot of time to colour (like me over christmas im so busy with work) I'm loving these dies from marianne's at the moment so i had to throw those in there too! and lots of glitz!! 

I can't remember where the snowflake ribbon is from sorry it escapes my mind the gorjuss trim is a piece my friend emma gave to me months ago! the gorjuss shiny ribbons and spotty glitter ribbon is from QVC which is what ive had for yonks! haha! im sure im not alone in that boat!

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Shiny Christmas..

Morning all!

It's that time again for Team Carly over at Charisma for a brand new challenge!
This week we have a yummy recipe for you to follow....

3 Flowers or Embellishments (I chose Ribbon, Pearls & Sequins), 2 Designer Papers and 1 Image!

I've used the gorjuss LOTV for this week's project! LOTV are fast becoming a favourite of mine since selling my maggies! hehe (I have a few left but i'm taming down my stamp collection have far too much unused!) This week i've used the gorjuss swirly christmas tree die from memory box! I've been dying to get my hands on this since last year and finally found one in stock! I do have to admit those intricate dies are quite tricky to get out once cut but i love it! 

My first EVER Double bow! Which i'm totally in love with! and to be honest not as difficult to tie as i first thought! I'll have to share an easy video on how to very soon!

I'd like to enter it to the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas - Vibrant Colors
Crafts and Me - #108 Bling
Divas by Design - #59 Festive (Christmas)
Fab 'n' Funky - #145 diecuts/punches
Inky Impressions - Lots of Layers
Paper Shelter Challenge - #88 anything goes

*Stamps - LOTV
DSP - MME & Me2You
*Pearls - Maiflower
*Ribbon - American Crafts
*Die - Spellbinders labels 10 & Memory Box Christmas Tree
*C/Stock - Mirri Card

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