Sunday, 14 May 2017

so thoughtful

Hello. It was monsoon weather here yesterday so I had a whole afternoon in the crafty room. Finished off two magazine commissions and had a bit of a play 'for me'.This stamp is pretty old. It's an original TeddyBo. Most TeddyBo's are digi images but there were some stamps (and I think some more are on the way). I coloured with my ZIG real brush pens, the sentiment is from a Hampton Art set and the die is 'butterfly oval' by Tutti Designs. I added a little bit of stickles to her wings and a few sequins for a tiny bit of shine!

I am entering two challenges -

Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches
In The Pink - razzle dazzle

Monday, 8 May 2017

i've joined craftaholics anonymous!

Hello. Sometimes cards are like buses. You wait for ages and then three come along at once! But let me explain why I'm sharing three cards that are all quite similar. The other month I was at a Clarity workshop and one of the ladies there told me about a craft meet-up she goes to every month. Well, why didn't I know about this before now? The hall that it's held in is only ten minutes drive away and they have been going strong for a number of years! So, I packed some limited supplies and off I went on Saturday afternoon to join Craftaholics Anonymous!

A great group of ladies made me really welcome and I made some new crafty friends. You can either join in the demos (you put your name down in advance - I hadn't, but will know for next time) or do your own thing. As you may have guessed I took along my new obsession - Zig Clear Colour Pens, some stamps and a few diecut backgrounds.

Quite a productive afternoon even tho' there was copious amounts of chatting, tea and biscuits! The stamps I used from top down  - Doodle Bugs by Wplus9, Man's Best Friend by Penny Black and Chatty Squidgy by Stamping Bella.

I am entering the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - anything goes.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Spring Card Swap

Hello. Every few months Nat organises a card swap over on her Facebook page. This is the card I sent to my partner this time, Sue. The stamp is 'wooly dames' by Penny Black and I coloured using my ZIG pens. The papers are from a 6x6 pad by Simple Stories called 'I Heart Summer'. The sun and clouds were cut using a Lawn Fawn die set.

If you fancy swapping a card every few months with a fellow cardmaker then you can join the group here.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

hello friend

Hello. Brrrr! Someone tell the weather that we're nearly in May and it really shouldn't be so cold! Anyway, these two little guys look happy enough exchanging gifts and letters. I wonder what a hedgehog would write in a letter to a mouse? Answers on a postcard please!!

The stamp is 'best friends' by Penny Black and I coloured using my ZIG pens. The frame has been die cut using paper from the 'go now go' 6x6 pad by Shimelle.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

May Sweet Treat Box from paper, pen and plan (the emoji one)

Hello. I'm back with my monthly planner post. I'm super early with it this month (the creative team get an advance box).  The theme of the May Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan is Emoji! 
I switched to my KikkiK Pause planner for May - I fancied a change.

If you want to see the contents of the entire May box I did a quick three minute unboxing video which you can see here. As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to planner printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!
This month I've also filmed a quick one minute flip through of my May planner pages using the stash from my box. You can see that here.

So, if you want to know more about how the boxes work, order a one off box or subscribe to a monthly box simply click here. There's also a friendly Facebook group here.
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They have also started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories goodies.
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Friday, 21 April 2017

trust your journey

Hello. I've had a play with another of my new Stamping Bella stamps. This one is called 'The Squidgy on a Journey'. She certainly looks like she is going places! I coloured using my ZIG pens and please don't ask what make the paper is as it was a random piece of 12x12 that I've had for yonks!

I am entering the challenge at Creative Inspirations - one for the girls.