Monday, 21 May 2018

Magazine Article

Hello. Just popping on to show you my latest magazine article. This time it's in the Joanna Sheen box set. I made a set of aperture and shaker cards using the free kit you get with the mag. As well as the magazine you get -

A two piece fan die.
A 6x6 embossing folder.
A cake box template.
A set of 16 stamps.
And 194 papers and toppers.

Whew! Enough stash to keep you going all month (and probably longer)!  It's on the shelves now in all good newsagents and supermarkets!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

plan with me!

This weeks planner pages have been stamped and coloured using ZIG Real Brush markers. 
The stamps  - daisies, butterflies and grasses are all from the Daisy Friends Stamp Set available here in the Polkadoodles shop.

The column headings have been stamped using my Prima Bullet Journal stamp set available here
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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Minty Dreams

Hello. Today I'm sharing a couple of pages in my Prima Minty Dreams Travelers Journal. The inserts are watercolour paper so perfect for a bit of stamping and colouring with my Inktense pencils.
The stamp on the right is from a Waffle Flower set called 'Always'. The stamps on the left are 'Up in the Air' by My Favourite Things. The cloud background is chalk ink using the stencil that came in my May Sweet Treat box.

The Prima Minty Dreams Journal is in stock here and the watercolour inserts here. Both in the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy store. Quote LIZ10 for 10% off! But best be quick, I know stocks are low.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

paint the town

Hello. Today I'm sharing a card using one of my favourite stamp companys - Penny Black. These cuties are from a T for Transparent set called 'paint the town'. I coloured with my Inktense pencils and carefully trimmed around the images so that I could attach them to the card using 3D foam pads, making them 'pop'!

I am entering the challenge at Penny Black and More...anything goes.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Plan with me!

Hello. This weeks planner pages have been stamped and coloured using Penny Black Stamps. The little guy in the bottom left is from 'teddy and company', the one on the right is from 'eat cake' and the bears along the top are 'birthday bears'. I coloured using my Zig Real Brush markers.

The days of the week have been stamped using Prima Bullet Journal stamp set available here
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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Memories 2018

Hello. I've just completed the first pages in my Simple Stories Sn@p album for 2018. You can read all about my 2016 and 2017 albums in blog posts here, here and here
I have decorated the cover using items from past Sweet Treat boxes.

So the other day, when the sun was shining, we decided to take a picnic to the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow. I also took along my little travel sketch book and paint set. We have been to this favourite park many times but this is the first I have tried to sketch one of the glass houses - it's a tricky business but I really enjoyed having a go!

The journal cards are from the digital bundle you get free with this months Sweet Treat Box. They set off my snaps perfectly!

Friday, 11 May 2018

hello friend

Hello. Today's card features 'Lily Bug Love'. A digital stamp from Polkadoodles. I coloured using Copic marker pens. The background die is 'Butterfly Oval' by Tutti Designs. The little ladybirds are dies too but I don't know the maker. The sentiment is from a set by Technique Tuesday called 'I Like You'.

I've started 'staging' my cards a little bit. What do you think? Does it work?

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

I am right where i want to be.....

Hello. Today I'm sharing a page in my art journal. The background got a wash of grey watercolour, I then stamped 'Traveller' by Sentimentally Yours using Versamagic chalk ink 'Persimmon'. The daisies from the 'Daisy Friends' set by Polkadoodles were then stamped around the edges using Versafine and coloured with my Zig marker pens.

The girl and butterflies from 'Special Times' also by Polkadoodles were stamped onto watercolour paper, coloured, fussy cut and stuck in place. The border and dots stamps are also from the 'Special Times' set. I finished off by adding the words which are stickers from Simple Stories.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

happy birthday

Hello. Today I'm sharing my second card as a guest over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge.
My card features the following digital elements from the Polkadoodles online store - 

Surprise Gifts Digi Stamp
Winnie Celebrations Papers 1
Winnie Celebrations Sentiments 1

I coloured using my Copic marker pens and added some glitter to the flowers, I wish you could see how it sparkles in real life! 

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here.

I am also entering the following challenges - 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

My Hobonichi Techo - April 2018

Hello. Let me introduce you to my Hobonichi Techo. She arrived all the way from Japan in March and I have been making a daily entry since. Although technically a 'planner' I have been using it as a diary/doodle/memory keeping/stamping and colouring place. My techo is in a cover called 'Eastern European Needlework' and to protect that cover it's in a clear cover on cover! Ain't nothing gonna damage this little beauty!

Here are three of my favourite pages. The one above is recording our drive round Loch Lomond. I drew the map and lightly watercoloured. The pages are 'Tomoe River Paper' which is very lightweight but can take colouring with no bleed through.

If nothing much has happened during the day or it's just a routine work day I stamp and colour or add a sticker and some washi tape. The sayings at the bottom of each page have been translated from Japanese, sometimes funny and sometimes thoughtful.

So, that's a few of my pages but there's a full flip through here over on my You Tube channel.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

May Sweet Treat Box

         Hello. Today I'm sharing what's in my May Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan.

The theme for this month's box is 'Summer Dreaming'. Shades of blues and soft yellows, clouds and stars, glitter and gold - very dreamy! There's a sparkly bow clip and a flipflop paper clip, washi tape and sequins and a cool cloud and stars stencil. But the first thing I'm going to do is try out the pen and do some on trend lettering, although I'm very much a beginner!  

You can see the full contents of the box in my unboxing video here.

  You can subscribe here or you can buy a one off box from the Etsy store here
Best be quick though 'cos I know they are selling fast!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Sweet Pea

Hello. This month's challenge at Creative Inspirations is.....Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy.
I have gone for the clean and simple option. 
The sweet image I used is Freshly Harvested from our sponsor this month...The Paper Shelter. 
The lucky winner will get to choose three digi stamps! 

I hope you can join in the fun this month!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Plan with me!

Hello. I'm back to share next weeks planner spread in my Carpe Diem. Apart from the washi tape down the centre everything has been stamped and coloured using Zig Real Brush markers.

I used these stamps.....   

Paper, Pen and Plan for the Clare Brown planner stamps and the little Penelope.
MamaMakes for the sentiment.
Polkadoodles 'special times set' for everything else. 

Winner! Magazine Giveaway

Hello. The draw has been done and the lucky name out the hat is - 
Please email me your address (
and I will get your magazine box set off to you.
There will be another giveaway soon, so stay tuned!

Magazine box set giveaway

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Hello. I have a brand new magazine box set to giveaway to one lucky blog follower.
The Tonic Studios collection includes- 
  7 in 1 Die Set
A6 Embossing Folder
  10 Stamps
122 Papers and Toppers
And, of course, the magazine which is full of inspiration, including my article!  
Simply leave a comment here and I will randomly pick the winner on 
Sunday 29th April 2018!

Friday, 27 April 2018

wonderful world

Hello. I've been having a play with my new Polkadoodles clear stamps. I decided on a black and white colour scheme to fit with the 'chalkboard' stamp. The butterflies are from the 'special times' stamp set. The background paper is 'zip-a-dee-doodle' by BoBunny. A nice easy make - no colouring just stamping and cutting!

merry little christmas

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
The challenge running for the next two weeks is ...Snow Much Fun!

The sponsor for the challenge is SheepSki Designs who are giving one lucky winner three digi stamps. I used Snowman Selfie which is available here.

The paper is from 'Winter Joy' paper pack by Pretty Little Studio and I coloured the image using Copic marker pens.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

the old owl

Hello. Following on from my March Hare post I have had another play in my Prima passport size  TN. My watercolour insert is full so I have moved onto the mixed media insert. I still used my Daniel Smith watercolours though! And a sprinkle of Brushos. The stamp is Midnight Owl by Woodware.

The Daniel Smith watercolours and the passport notebooks are all in stock at Paper, Pen and Plan. Quote LIZ10 for 10% off!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello. Today I'm delighted to be sharing a card as a guest designer for the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge. I can't believe how up to a few weeks ago (thanks to Yvonne at the Copic Colouring day) I hadn't heard of Polkadoodles and now my collection is growing fast!

I have used the following digital elements from the Polkadoodle online store -
Winnie Wonderland Tweedledum
Winnie Celebrations 1 Sentiments
Winnie Celebrations 1  Papers 2

I coloured using my Copic marker pens but paper pieced Tweedledums t-shirt and shorts to co-ordinate with the background papers.

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here.