Hello. I have a sweet little thank you card to share today. I used stamps and dies from Lil'inker Designs called 'sweet celebration'. The flowers were stamped using Versamagic chalk inks and cut out using the co-ordinating dies.
The sentiment is from the 'label maker sentiments' set by My Favourite Things.
Hello. I broke open my new stamp set! It's 'purr-fect friends' by My Favourite Things. The die is new as well, 'circle vine' by Kaisercraft. This is the first Kaisercraft die in my collection - didn't even know they produced dies! I came across it in my local crafty shop and it was the last one so I had to have it!
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??
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!
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!)
Hello, I'm Liz McGuire. I have been designing and making cards for over 10 years, serving on numerous design teams and completing assignments for various papercraft magazines.
Along with my cardmaking I like to try my hand at art journaling, memory keeping, smash books etc. And there is also my new obsession - planners and stationery! So there may be the occasional blog post on these topics.
I do have a real job but that's just to earn enough money to buy paper, stamps, pens and, of course, buttons!
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