Wednesday, 9 August 2017

new home

Hello. And another in much the same style as my last card. This stamp is 'Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House'. Coloured with Zig pens and popped on a piece of patterned paper. Righty ho, short and sweet (again) as I'm busy, busy. Christmas has arrived in magazine world and I have two commissions to complete this week. Time to get the glitter out!

Monday, 7 August 2017

happy birthday

Hello. I treated myself to some of the new Stamping Bella stamps. I think these are my new addiction! This one is 'Tiny Townie Mermaid Set'. I coloured with my Zig pens, added a couple of wooden charms and a few sequins, job done!

I am entering the Cute Card Thursday challenge....charms.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Some art journaling

Hello. I don't art journal all that often but I was at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meeting yesterday and decided to do a couple of pages. I haven't actually 'journalled' on any of the pages. I guess, for me, art journaling is more about 'messy' stamping! 

The pages above feature 'Bird Crazy' and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. 
The background is patterned paper simply stuck on to my journal. 

The envelope on the inside cover has 'Enjoy Life' by Indigo Blue and 'JM34 Jofy' by Paperartsy stamped and coloured using Distress pens. The girlie on the front cover is a doll stamp by Prima. I also added some stamped butterflies and washi.

The outside cover has been stamped using 'Typewriter Text' and 'Jumbo Abstract' both by My Favourite Things and 'Word Chain' by Clarity.  

The left page features 'Words for Thought' by Stampers Anonymous and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. The page on the right is a napkin! I added some washi and inked around the edges.

I thoroughly enjoyed my inky crafternoon with the other ladies. Now, does anyone have any tips on how to get my fingers back to something that resembles a normal colour!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

August Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan

Hello. I'm here to share what's in my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan
If you want to see the contents of the box in more detail I did a quick two minute unboxing video which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!

Using stash from the box I made a little mini scrapbook featuring our rescued greyhound, Boyd. I'm going to give this little book to Boyd's auntie. She loves to tell everyone his story so now she will have a little 'brag' book to show off too!

'It's my sofa'


 Paws for thought!

A long tale.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

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 just started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies. 
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hot off the Press!

Papercraft Essentials 149 is now on the shelves! It's jam packed with gorgeous inspiration, tutorials and loads of hints and tips. Oh, and the free gift is a Cottage Garden die and stamp set. 

I have a set of seven cards in the pull out and keep section. All using stunning stained glass window dies from Pretty Quick.

So if you love a great crafty read this one is for you.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Little Bluebirds

Hello. After all the recent blogging about Christmas lets get back to something a little more summery.
All these images are from a Stampin' Up set called 'For the Birds'.

I added a little diecut corner and 'wooden pearl' to each card.

I gave them a quick colour with my Zig pens and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.

 And here are all four together as a little set.