Saturday, 18 February 2017


Hello. this little card features the other Stampingbella stamp I bought - 'happy everything wobbles'. Once again I used my ZIG real brush pens to colour.

I am entering the challenge over at Allsorts - anything goes.

Friday, 17 February 2017

catch up!

Hello. I have often been tempted by Stampingbella stamps but have never taken the plunge! Well, that ended a few weeks ago when this little cutie somehow fell into my basket (along with another, but more of that some other day). She's called 'Chatty Squidgy' and I coloured using my ZIG pens - still lovin' them!
A little bit of a re-organisation in the crafty room meant my punches found their way from the back of the cupboard to the front so I used my heart border punch - a blast from the past. This is also the first time I have used ribbon on a card for at least a year. How can you forget how to tie a nice bow??

I am entering my card into the Creative Inspirations challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

February Sweet Treat Box from paperpenandplan

Hello. Well I'm back as promised with something to share that's a total change from my cardmaking. I don't know about you but as well as all the paraphernalia that comes with making cards I also love stationery, notebooks, pens etc, etc. And, maybe just less than a year or so ago, I discovered the world of planners and planning. Up to then I thought filofaxes and the like were just boring diaries! How wrong could I be? You can use stamps, stickers, washi tape and all sorts of lovelies to decorate.
And it's not just about being organised. You can stray into memory keeping using your planner. Print out those pictures that live in your phone and stick them in your planner so a quick and easy way to scrap book too.

I have a few planners and I switch about from time to time. As this months Sweet Treat Box from paperpenandplan had a theme of Unicorns and Rainbows I decided to use my Filofax Geometric as the colours matched perfectly.

Here are the diary pages in action. The clips, pen and washi tape were all in the box too. And, as the title suggests, you also get a 'sweet treat' in your box. This month a packet of skittles (not in the pics - they are long gone).

As well as all the goodies in the box subscribers from the March box onwards will have access to printables for your planner -  inserts, notepaper and pattern paper - so an endless supply! But there will also be paper copies in your box of the notepaper, inserts, colouring in dashboard, and cut and stick graphics. How cool is that?

If you want to see the contents of the entire February box I made a little unboxing video here. I also did an 'after' video and that one is here. There is a great facebook group for fans of paperpenandplan (or if you just love to lurk and look at all the pretties that's fine too) and you can join that here.

Here is a not so subtle hint at the theme of the March box - cant wait! If you want to find out more about how the boxes work, order a one off box or subscribe to a monthly box then you want to click over to the shop here.

The girls at paperpenandplan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over at their Etsy store here. And guess what? I have a code for 10% off your order. Simply enter LIZ10 - happy shopping!

Monday, 13 February 2017

happy birthday

Hello, just popping on quickly to share this little cutie! A Penny Black hedgie coloured using my ZIG real brush pens. I'll be back tomorrow to share something a little bit different (for all you planner girls out there!)

Monday, 30 January 2017

sending smiles

Hello. I'm back as promised with another Penny Black card to share. This time the stamp is from a Transparent Set called 'eat cake'. Again, I coloured with my ZIG pens - loving those pens!

The little envelopes and sentiments are from a Reverse Confetti stamp set called 'mouse mail'. I think they match the Penny Black stamp perfectly!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

happy birthday

Hello. I am, hopefully, back to my cardmaking and blogging a bit more often than of late. I had a little false start early on in January but I feel fairly confident that old Mr Mojo is back! So what better way to test his powers than have a go at a bit of watercolouring.

The stamp is 'scented garden' a woodmounted Penny Black stamp. I coloured using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens. The paper is from a 6x6 pad 'spring fling' by Pebbles.

I am entering three challenges....
Creative Inspirations - cute critters
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - anything goes

I'll be back tomorrow to share another Penny Black card, see you then!