Wednesday, 1 April 2015

La-De-Dah Book Cover



Hello. I don't know if many of you know this but Trimcraft do a version of the Smash book called La-De-Dah. 

I prefer the La-De-Dah book 'cos the rings open and you can add (or take out) pages. I took the La-De-Dah book to my Trimcraft demo' on Sunday and it was a huge hit. I guess folk don't really know what to do with them until they see one in action. But, the secret is, you can do anything you want with it! I have used up loads of little Trimcraft bits and bobs on my cover, and, of course, some Washi tape.
I am planning on making a little video flick through of my 'scrappy do dahs' book soon. So watch out for that.

 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. It's Papertake challenge time and this week it's....

Take Your Pick!

Choose one, any or all of these themes...
 
  Use any pastel colours. 
Make a treat holder for Easter. 
 Use an oval shape. 
Follow a Papertake sketch.

 We have a fabby prize from our sponsors - 
Simon Says Stamp 
a $25 gift voucher.

For my card I chose the use any pastel colours option. The stamps are 'make my tail wag' by My Favourite Things. The background die is by Lil' Inker. 

More gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter can be found here -  
See you there! 

 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Yappy Birthday!


Hello. I'm here today to share my regular Sunday DigiStamp Boutique card. It features an adorable pup from one of this months brand new sets (all on special offer at the mo'). 
 
I coloured using Copic marker pens and the papers are 'bundle of joy' by Echo Park.

Oh, and remember, there's the Boutique monthly competition. Just use one of the Boutiques images and enter here. There's a £15 voucher up for grabs! 

 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Simple Stories - Snap album


Hello. I have something totally different to share today. I'm not a scrapbooker but when I saw this way of scrapbooking (a good while ago now - it's taken me a bit to get started) I thought 'that looks easier'! 

 It's a Simple Stories ring binder and you just either slot stuff into the openings in the clear plastic pages or there's patterned paper pages that you just stick pics etc onto. 

I have decided to use my album for 'days out'. 
The first day in the album is from way back in April 2013 - a visit to Pollock House.


Then I have jumped to May 2014 - a visit to The Kelpies, near Falkirk.



I'm sure there were days out between these but the great thing about these albums is that when I find the pics I can slot them in and it will be in the right order!

And now that I am thinking about it the next pages I do will not be back to back. A two page day out should really be on opposing pages. Oh well - I'm just a beginner!
 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Thinking of You


Hello. Well not long now until the first of  my Spring Trimcraft demos. I'll be at The Range in Kilmarnock this coming Sunday (29th) from 11am to 4pm. 

This little card was made using products from the 'Back to Basics' range by Trimcraft. I just love that little birdcage stamp.

So, will anyone be popping by to say hi on Sunday?

 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


 Hello. It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

A Cut Above
(include die cutting, fussy cutting or punches)

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor who this week is our very own Dawny P - 
 
£10 to spend over at Lili of the Valley
 
My card features MFT stamps and  matching dies from the 'Somebunny' set. The papers are 'nine & co' by Teresa Collins.
 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 
 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Art Therapy


Hello. As I don't have enough projects on the go I bought this new mag to try! It's just 99p and you get 6 full patterned pages and a few smaller extra projects to colour. I have made a wee start. Didn't use the pencils that came with it - not when I could use my beloved Prismacolours. Has anyone else treated themselves?
 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Happy purrr-day


Hello. I'm here today to share my regular Sunday DigiStamp Boutique card. It features an adorable kitty from one of the brand new sets (all on special offer at the mo'). 

The little kitty is from the Cute Kitty Set..

http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/-c-15.html
 And don't worry if you are not a kitty person there's a cute pup set too..

http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/-c-15.html

Oh, and remember, there's the Boutique monthly competition. Just use one of the Boutiques images and enter here. There's a £15 voucher up for grabs!
 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

In The Pink Challenge - guest designer


Hello. The other week an email popped into my box inviting me to spend a couple of weeks with Christine and the ladies at the Pink Palace. Well, I didn't have to think about that one for long and so here is my first card as guest designer for the fabby 'In The Pink' challenge.

The challenge, which runs for two weeks, is...
Lots of Layers
(and, of course, lots of pink!)

There is a brilliant prize up for grabs... 

http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/

 £10 to spend in the gorgeous Ribbon Girl shop!

For my card I used stamps from the 'I Knead You' set by My Favourite Things and coloured with Copic pens.

For more pink fabulousness pop over to the In The Pink challenge. See you there!


 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

 Hello. It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Happy......anything!

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used the 'Laugh Out Loud' stamp set by Clearly Besotted. Added a few enamel dots and job done - quick and very easy!
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 

 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Bunny Love

Hello. I'm running a day late - blame Mother's Day! 

So here I am on Monday with Sunday's DigiStamp Boutique card. I have used the super cute image 'basket bunny'. The image comes complete with the perfect sentiment and is on special offer at the mo'.
 

Magazine Winner!


 Hello, I have randomly drawn the winner of the magazine and it's you Ali! Woohoo!

 Email me your snail mail and hubby will hot foot it straight to the post office in the morning.

my email - elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com

Congrats, enjoy! 

There will be another magazine giveaway in a couple of weeks! 
 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Magazine Giveaway

This post will be at the top until Sunday 15th March.
Please scroll down for new posts.
 Hello. I have one copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine to give away. It's the current issue (number 134) unopened and complete with free gift - a dragonfly die and stamp set.
On Sunday 15th March 2015 at 6pm (UK time) I will randomly choose a winner. 

Please simply leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning. It would be cool if you could share, spread the word and become a follower too!
 

Friday, 13 March 2015

On tour for Trimcraft


Hello. The dates for the Spring Trimcraft demo's have been confirmed. I will be at The Range stores in Scotland on the following dates -

Kilmarnock
Sunday 29th March 2015
11am-4pm

Wishaw
Sunday 12th April 2015
11am-4pm

Wishaw
Sunday 19th April 2015
11am-4pm

Dundee
Sunday 26th April 2015
11am-4pm

 Dumfries
Sunday 3rd May 2015
11am-4pm


Edinburgh
Sunday 10th May
11am-4pm

 I will be using products from the Santoro range, Back to Basics and the brand new Belle & Boo range. 
The cards I am sharing today are all from the Belle & Boo range. The top one features a watercolour stamped image, for the second I used dies and a topper and for the third some decoupage.

 So note your diaries and I'll see you soon!

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Boyd's new blanket!


Hello. Aren't fellow crafters and bloggers the kindest most generous people? Look what arrived in the post for Boyd. An exceptionally smart and cosy crocheted blanket from my blogging buddy Lee. Read all about Lee's crafty adventures in Cornwall here.

For me, I suppose like most of us, this little hobby started off with a shoe box of bits and bobs at the dining room table. I made a few cards, bought a Crafts Beautiful magazine and discovered they ran an online forum. Well, I plucked up courage and started sharing pictures of my cards. Then I noticed that some of the ladies had 'blogs'. Hadn't a clue, but after a few happy hours browsing these wonderful blogs I knew I needed one of my own and buttons for brains was born (the name is my hubby's fault).
   Now here I am many years later with a huge circle of online friends who encourage and support me and each other. It really lifts this cardmaking hobby to a whole other level.

And receiving gifts like this from someone you have never met but someone you call a dear online friend - amazing!


 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 
 
Mum's the Word
(or any sort of girlie card!)
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 


 For my card I used stamps and matching dies from the 'so tweet' set by Clearly Besotted. I am entering my little card into the 'In The Pink' challenge - for a special lady.

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
See you there!
 

Monday, 9 March 2015

Smile....

Hello. I have a fun card to share today, I hope it makes you smile! I used stamps from three different sets to create my card. The bunny is from a set called 'a little lovin' by Paper Smooches, the balloons are from a Lil'inker set and the sentiment is from the 'laugh out loud' set by Clearly Besotted. 

I coloured the bunny using Copic marker pens and the balloons were stamped using Adirondack inks.

I am entering the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - dies/punches (the stamped images were diecut using their matching dies).

 

Sunday, 8 March 2015

have a fun Easter


Hello. I'm just back from a lovely couple of days at The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha on Loch Lomond side. The weather wasn't great, well, it is still only March, but good food, good wine and a proper relaxing read of some crafty magazines.

My card today features a brand new image from The DigiStamp Boutique. It's from the Chubby Easter Set and will be available later tonight. I coloured with copics and added some little wooden eggs that I picked up in Paperchase.

 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Ahoy!



 Hello, just quickly popping on this card today. The stamp set is 'Ahoy Matey' from Clearly Besotted. A quick and easy card - no colouring involved!

 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 
 
Anything Goes
(optional extra - handmade flowers)
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
(a £10 gift voucher)
 
For my card I used a Penny Black stamp and sentiment set called 'a friend is'. I coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
See you there!