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.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

birthday wishes


Hello. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. I did the usual - far, far too much chocolate! 

So I treated myself to three new Stamping Bella stamps from the new release, as you do! This one is Daisy Squidgy. I coloured the image, sentiment and diecut daisies with my ZIG pens. 
I like doing that - it means everything matches perfectly colourwise.


Monday, 10 April 2017

April Sweet Treat Box from paper, pen and plan (the bunny one)



Hello. I'm back again with my monthly planner post. The theme of the April Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan is Easter! Super cute bunnies are hopping all over my planner pages! I used the grid printable to make a monthly calendar, I'm pretty chuffed with it!


This month the box also included a daisy stamp. 
I stamped the daisy on some of the corners and coloured with pencils. 

 If you want to see the contents of the entire April 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!

And here is a hint at the theme of the May box - can't wait! 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
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs (in fact I know a batch of gorgeous washi tape has just been added) over in the Etsy store here
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!


Sunday, 2 April 2017

hello stampurr


Hello. I'm back with another make using my Waffle Flower set 'hello stampurr'. I think my crafty online friend Debra will quite like this card. It ticks all the boxes - cat, books and coffee!

It's a glorious spring day here and we're just back from a long walk around Kelvingrove park with the hound. Took some pics that will end up in my Simple Stories binder. I'm determined to keep it up to date!

Friday, 31 March 2017

a good day



Hello. I was desperate to get my crafty fingers on these new Waffle Flower stamps when they were released a couple of weeks ago. And now I have finally had time to break them open and have a play. I opened the 'happy day' set first and came up with this clean and simple card. I coloured all the images using ZIG real brush markers.

I am entering the challenge over on Creative Inspirations - anything goes.



Saturday, 18 March 2017

A little bit of memory keeping!


The other week my haul from Paper, Pen and Plan arrived. I got some papers, stickers, washi and a stamp from the Domestic Bliss collection by Simple Stories. And here's what I did with some of it....


I had already made a start on some pages in this folder but hadn't yet decorated the cover. So, after a quick nosy on Pinterest for some inspiration, this is what I came up with. I'm pretty pleased with it!


On the inside cover I made a 'pocket' to keep the pictures that have still to go in the book. I print the pictures on my little Polaroid Zip printer. It prints on peel off sticky-backed photo paper. Ideal for this type of album.
 

I cut some of the patterned paper to fit the plastic pockets, stuck down the pictures and then decorated with stickers. The paper is double sided. Here is the other side of the page above.....



I have a huge amount of pictures to catch up on, but I'll get there. Especially when you can use fun Simple Stories products like these!

If I've put you in the notion to get your pictures organised I've got a discount code for Paper, Pen and Plan. Just enter LIZ10 at the checkout for 10% off. They've got binders, pockets pages and loads of gorgeousness to put in them!


Thursday, 16 March 2017

spring is here



Hello. It's not quite here, but I hope it's not far away! Yep, I'm still using my ZIG real brush pens to colour. This time a wood mounted older Penny Black called 'what a spring'. The background is a die by L'il Inker.

So I was at Ikea the other day. They have a small kiddies craft section and I picked up this set of brushes for £2. I know you can find sets cheaper than that in all sorts of pound shops etc but these ones are really good!


Sunday, 12 March 2017

bee happy - coffee (or in my case tea) and cards with Deb and Celeste


Hello. I'm so excited about my blog post today. Let me explain! 
A while back I met a lovely lady called Debra through a snail mail facebook group called Love Notes (folks swap postcards - but that's a whole other story). 
Debs and I started to exchange happy mail every few months and have become firm online friends. Debs and her friend Celeste do a monthly blog collaboration called Coffee and Cards and I'm thrilled to be joining them this month. 

We used this mood board as inspiration for our cards - 


For my card I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my 'bee costume' Penny Black stamp. I used ZIG real brush pens to colour. I die cut the daisies, sun and clouds. The sentiment is stamped and then cut unevenly ( I used to do that a lot with sentiments so it's a bit of a blast from the past).


Now, as part of the blog post,  Debs and Celeste always share which fancy coffee they are drinking. I do like coffee but I'm really just a plain latte girl! I thought that might be a little bit boring so I'm having a 'Mojitea' in my favourite 'button' mug. It says it's a refreshing blend of green tea, peppermint and lime. To be honest the jury is still out - where's my Scottish Blend?


I'd love it if you popped on over and said hi to Debs and Celeste
They will have gorgeous cards to share and, I'm sure, some yummy sounding coffee!


Friday, 10 March 2017

a happy hello


Hello. I've had this Mama Elephant stamp set for quite a wee while and this is the first time I've inked them up. Although I knew I loved these cute critters I really couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them! The set is called 'page huggers' and I think you are supposed to make bookmarks or paperclips etc. Anyway, today I seemed to be a little inspired and coloured them up.

I used my ZIG real brush pens to colour and some pattern paper snippets for the background. 


Monday, 6 March 2017

hoot


Hello. A quick and easy card to share today. The owls and sentiment are from 'I'm Owl Yours' and the branch is from 'Tweet on You' both by My Favourite Things. I did a loose bit of watercolouring with my ZIG pens. I fussycut the owls and popped them up on some foam pads - job done!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

sending hugs


Hello. It's been ages since I coloured up a Teddy Bo. But when I noticed there were some new ones I couldn't resist. Especially since Bo has a little pup!

I used my Prismacolour pencils and fussycut Bo. The leaves and fence are die cut and the flowers and butterfiles are punches.

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

Saturday, 4 March 2017

March Sweet Treat Box from paper, pen and plan (the owl one)



Hello. I'm back again with my monthly planner post. The theme of the March Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan is Owls. I'm still using my Filofax Geometric but I think for April I will switch to my pink KikkiK (but that will be for next months post).


Here are the insert pages in action. The owl clips and pen were all included in the box. And, as the title suggests, you also get a 'sweet treat' in the box. This time a couple of Dime bars - yum!
  

I coloured the dashboard with my Copic pens and layered it onto some pink cardstock (this hides the bleed through from the Copic pens). As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to planner printables - inserts, notepaper and patterned paper. If you want to see the contents of the entire box I did a little unboxing video which you can see here.


Want to win some Paper, Pen and Plan goodies? Well you can! Enter the challenge over on the Facebook page. All the information is here.

And here is a hint at the theme of the April box - can't wait! 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

The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs (in fact I know a batch of gorgeous washi tape has just been added) over in the Etsy store here
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!