Thursday, 23 June 2016

celebrate


Hello. I got a new Penny Black stamp set. It's called 'Man's Best Friend' and I love it! All the stamps are sooooo cute and make me smile every time. For the background I stencilled a heart and added some twine. I stamped the image onto watercolour paper, used watercolour pencils to colour and carefully trimmed around. The sentiment is by My Favourite Things from the 'brushstroke birthday' set.

Rightyho, I'm off out to cast my vote!

Friday, 17 June 2016

pocket letter swap



Hello. I have been trying my hand at Pocket Letters again. I joined the Make It Mail It Craft
Swap UK facebook group and organised a swap with a fellow crafter. We agreed to swap three letters. The themes were pink, summer and pets. For the pink PL I used my Clearly Besotted stamps. I stamped using pink and green chalk ink - quick and easy, no colouring!


For the summer PL I used a mix of stamps, stickers and die cuts. I did find this one a wee bit more of a challenge. But I think I managed to pull it off!


And here is the 'pets' theme. I'm sure some people keep hedgies as pets - don't you think? I really enjoyed this one. Watercolouring all those little hedgies was right up my street - and so relaxing.


And here are the three gorgeous PLs I received from my swap partner. Complete with extra crafty goodies and some delicious tea!


Thursday, 16 June 2016

straight to the point

Hello. I did a wee bit paper piecing! The stamp is 'straight to the point' by My Favourite Things. The 'paint strokes' are die cut using a Paper Smooches die called, yep, you guessed - paint strokes!

Do you think that's summer over? My woolly cardi is back on and I have my thermal vest on stand by!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

hello

Hello indeed, long time no see! Life has been getting in the way these past couple of months. But, fingers crossed, I will have a little more time now to share my creations with you. I have been managing an hour here and there to be a little creative - it's keeping me sane! So I do have some makes stored up you haven't seen. Just didn't have the extra time to take pics', edit, watermark, blog etc - you guys know!

Anyhoo, here is a super quick wee card. A pre-printed spotty base card, a Craft Asylum 'hello sunshine' piece of patterned paper cleverly cut to include a sentiment and a stamp from the MFT set 'lucky dog'.

Do you know, while I'm typing this blog post, I'm listening to The Beatles on Spotify. Haven't heard them for ages, you sort of forget how great they were! She's Leaving Home, In My Life, Nowhere Man, Here There and Everywhere - best songs ever (well, maybe apart from Gilbert O'Sullivan).


giveaway winners


 Hello.
 The winners of my paper pad giveaway are....
and
Dotty Jo from Just a Dotty Pudding
Please email me (elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com) your addy and I will get hubby to hot foot it to the Post Office tomorrow!
Thanks to everyone who entered, followed and left lovely comments about my blog - 
there will be another giveaway soon!

Paper Pad Giveaway!

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 Hello. It's giveaway time again! 
I have four brand new 6x6 paper pads to send to two lucky followers.
On Sunday 12th June at 6pm I will randomly pick two names from the comments on this post. 
You will each get two paper pads!
Spread the word. I would like as many folk as possible to be in with a chance to win 
some very pretty paper.