Friday, 30 December 2011

Paper suggestions anyone?

As most of you will know, I'm coming to the end of my paper ban (yippee!) on Sunday.  I've not bought any papers since May and I've been trying really hard to ignore all the lovely papers everyone's been using, so that I wasn't tempted to run off and buy them lol.

So as I've not got much idea of what 'must have' papers are out there at the moment, I wondered if any of you could suggest your current favourites so I can have a look?  It's a bit scary being let loose again though, I must try not to buy too many!


Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, wow that flew past didn't it. No papers to suggest as only really buy digi papers, hope you find lots of lovely ones though.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I thought you might feel the need to buy some. I lovebthe First Edition dreamcatcher I just bought, all lovely purples. Have fun buying.

Tracey T said...

Oh my darling, I don't know how you've done it, but I do admire your determination! I come out in a rash and get twitchy if I can't stroke a bit of new paper on a regular basis!! There are good sales on at the Glitter Pot (the cheapest for 6x6 paper packs as far as I'm aware) and the Craftz Boutique has an excellent selection. Recommendations? It depends on your stle. For a more vintage look, my personal favourites include most of the My Minds Eye papers but particularly the Lost and Found 2 ones; I also love Prima and some of the Magnolia papers released this year. The MME and Prima ones are fabulous quality, quite heavy weight and are normally double sided too. I've been a bit disappointed with this year's Basic Grey ranges but have a look at the Glitter Pot, as they have packs a good £1 cheaper than most of the other online stores. Maja Designs is another gorgeous one (try Dies to Die for or Crafts u Love) and I adore K&Co - they did a fabulous floral pack called Watercolour Bouquet (again, Tracy at Dies to Die for might have this). If you want a more modern style, I'd probably say Fancy Pants or Jillibean Soup. And don't forget Bo Bunny. I'm drooling now - did I tell you I was a paper addict?!!! Enjoy!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie well done you....I dont know how you have done it shug I can barely go 2 weeks lol. I personally prefer good quality papers like websters & Prima....oh I lurve Prima lol, Bo Bunny & My Minds Eye are also really good tho as well.
If you are after digi papers then Raspberry Road Designs have a 50% off sale til the 3rd Jan.
Hope I've helped a little hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

PSST....Websters papers smell the best.....oh they are nose sniffing goooooooood.........

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Well done Lisa! I didnt last the distance and did succumb to some My Mind's Eye last month. I would go absolutely mad if I were you, get a little bit of everything lol! Looking forward to seeing what you buy. Have a wonderful new year, looking forward to blogging more with you, hugs Heidi x

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, I can't believe you managed to go 6 months without buying paper you have done so well! I should really try it but my paper addiction is just too strong! First Edition have some gorgeous new paper pads out at the moment. Happy paper shopping!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lorraine said...

Wow, congrats on following through with your paper ban! What an awesome accomplishment (one that I couldn't do - LOL). I'm a total sucker for My Minds Eye "Lost and Found" and "Lost and Found 2" collections. Also loving some of the bright and fun echo park papers. Have fun shopping!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, sorry for the absence - not been on the computer much over Christmas. You must be very pleased to have the paper ban over and done with (I'm thinking about starting a year long one, still got too much paper!).

My personal fav at the mo are the First Edition pads - they are just gorgeous!


PS - I got a Kindle for Christmas last year and love it! I read a lot before I got it, but that has tripled - I read alll the time!! Great gadget.

Anonymous said...

Well done you!! I bought digi ones but that's all. I haven't a clue what's popular now!

Claire said...

Can't believe you had done it LOL - their are some lovely papers out atm, MME, Dovecraft and Papermania - The Glitterpot currently have a sale on, worth taking a look. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa said...

Lisa you've done brilliantly! I know I couldn't have done it. My fav papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby and Maja design which you can get from Dies to die for, enjoy your spend you've truly earned it!
Happy New Year, hugs Teresa xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooooh how exciting Lisa! It'll be like Christmas again! :D Some of my faves are the First Edition collections, K&Co 'Julianna' and I also love all the Wild Rose Studio ones too!
Have fun buying all that paper!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Wow you are really strong! I am working with the new BoBunny Snowfall 6x6 papers at the moment and really love them.

Hugs and a happy New Year,
Jay Jay

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa,

My faves at the moment are First Edition pads which have lovely glittery effects to them. The new spring drop pad is just lovely with bright and fresh colours. I also am really into any MME pads especailly the bright and funky ones. My mums craft shop have a fabulous selection.
Lyndsey xx

heidy said...

Wow Lisa well done hun!
My fav papers are the First edition paperpads
Enjoy shopping lol
Big hugs Heidy

coops said...

wow well done hun on sticking with your paper ban.
i love the first edition papers, great value and really good quality. also love the my minds eye lost and found and GCD papers, oh and prima and melissa francis :D
enjoy paper shopping.

xx coops xx