Saturday, September 28, 2013

For Maddie ................

Hi everyone, do you remember a few posts ago I showed you the start of a memory book I was making for a special little girl called Maddie?  

I'm sure you do, if not you can find the link to the post here ............  Maddie's Book

Anyway, I finished the book not long after that, but didn't show you the whole thing as I wanted to surprise Maddie's parents with the book, and I know that Kayleigh sometimes looked at my blog.

To finish the book, I used lots more stamp sets - all from Stampin Up! and a little bit of ribbon from my stash. 

The inside front cover was made using our fantastic MDS programme.  What's that you ask?  It's our brand new digital design programme.  This programme is so versatile, you can make just about anything with it.  Anyway I made this page and inserted it into the front of the book, turning this project into a Hybrid project.

So I wanted to share the finished book with you guys.  Here it is.

The Front
The back

Inside the front - made on MDS
The first page etc

Photo tags, on which to write you memories
The back cover
All the pages were either stamped in Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals or Blushing Bride.  You can see all the different stamp sets used in the pictures above.  (If you would like to know what any are leave me a comment and I will answer you, or contact me on my email:  craftybirdlisa@gmail_

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this gorgeous book, as much as I did making it.

I also wish Maddie and her Mum and Dad, and whole family lots of love.

Have a brilliant crafty day.


Lisa xx

PS  Don't forget the 15% discount on the Papillon Potpourri and Bitty Butterfly punch ends Monday.  So if you haven't already got yours, add it to your basket on at my online store.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fantastic Banners - Decorate your home, your way

Hi guys,  How are you all this morning?

Today I wanted to show you an amazing new product from the Autumn and Winter Ideas Book.

It's simply awesome.  I love it and so do my kids ..............  I'll explain why in a minute .......

The product is the new banner kits

This is how they are pictured in the new mini ideas book.  Aren't they cute.

They have been inked and embellished with gorgeous kits also available in the ideas book.

There are kits for both Christmas and Halloween.

Just perfect for decorating your home, school, shop, your craft stall,  well anywhere you want really.

Whats more you can create wonderful personalised banners, that just can't be bought in the shops....(especially if your name is not spelt normally or is unusual) You can make it truly your own.

But do you want to know the really cool thing about these kits ..............

I know you do ............

You don't have to do them as pictured above.  You don't have to copy whats in the ideas book, you can make these truly your own using the products available.  Support a particular sporting club, make your banner in their colours.  Just decorated a room and want a unique piece of art, go for it, the possibilities are endless.

Here's what I came up with,

I wanted something that was going to be truly unique to me.  So got out my gorgeous ink pads and the daubers and set to work.

I used the Banners Kit, and combined this with the Christmas Simply Created Accessory Kit.


But I didn't want Christmas, so I took elements of each and combined them with ribbons, buttons, bows, stamps and punches and cutting dies from my stash and created this gorgeous banner.

The first half of the banner close up
The second half of the banner close up

 And the really great thing about this kit, is the stencils are all wipe clean, so they can be used for years and years to come, giving you no end of possibilities to continually reinvent your home decor. There's four fantastic backing stencils, and then all 26 letters of the alphabet.  How cool is that!

Whats that?  Worried about running out of the Pennants on which to stamp.  Don't panic, we've got that covered to.  This Banner simply Created Kit includes 18 more pennants.  So if you were to buy both the Build a Banner Kit, and the Banner Simply Created Kit, you would have 36 pennants.  They are all ready to be hung, and the twine is supplied as well.

Anyway, why are my kids excited, well, because they have both got to make their own gorgeous banners for their bedrooms, in colour schemes they wanted.  

So how do you get your hands on these products and personalise that blank space?

Well thats easy too

Simply go to my online shop by either clicking below or on the link in my sidebar.
Go to products, then shop, put these gorgeous items in your basket and check out, and in no time at all your will have your perfect piece of home decor.

I hope that you have as much fun with this product as I have already, and as I know I will in the future.

Have a brilliant Crafty day.


Lisa x

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Saturday's card class

Hi guys.  Aren't these just the cutest.  At the workshop on Saturday, these little bits of happiness are what we'll be making, along with a gorgeous matching card holder and envelopes.

I've made these in the scrumptious in-colours for 2013/2015. Love these colours. They remind me of hot summer days, cool breezes and the perfect cocktail ....... The bushwhacker, mmmm baileys and chocolate!   Wouldn't you just love to receive these in the post.  I know I would.

So how do you get to make these?  Well come along to the workshop on Saturday.  It's being held at the Village Hall, Ruishton, Taunton.  10am to 3pm. There will be refreshments, but please bring a packed lunch.

The cost of the class is FREE provided you place an order through me for £20 minimum on the day.  If you don't want to order the class is £15.  Although with so many gorgeous bits of loveliness in the two current catalogues I'm sure you'll all be getting your class for free.

Please contact me on to let me know if you want to attend.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Have a crafty day

Lisa x

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DO YOU WANT UP TO 80 % OFF Stampin Up Goodies

Wow,what news to wake up to this morning.  You can now get 80% off retired Stampin UP products.

HOW ...........  I did just hear you say how?

Well, that's easy my friends.  Simply by visiting my online store and going to the


This is only available through the online store and there are some real bargains to be had.

12 x 12 paper stacks for as little as £3.50.  Bigz dies for you Big Shot for a fraction of the price.  Perhaps you love ribbon, boy are you in for a treat ........... there is loads of stunning ribbons at a fraction of the normal price.  And if you need a button or two, heres the place to go.  So cute.

So where is this online shop ............

A word of caution tho, this stock will not be around forever, it's a surplus shop and once it's gone, it's gone.  So don't delay buy your favourite retired products today and boost your crafting stash for a fraction of the price.

It's amazing.  I know I for one will be putting my order in today.  

I look forward to seeing you there. 

Have a lovely crafty day.