Thursday, 17 January 2019

New planner for 2019!

Hello. My new planner for 2019 is this super cute KikkiK. I got the matching dog charm, magnetic page markers, pen and some stickers. Santa was very good to me! A planner this cute deserves fancy dividers and here is my January divider. I used paper, stickers and washi tape from the Freezin' Season set by Simple Stories. Paper, Pen and Plan has this in stock at the mo'.

 Here's a closer look....

I enjoyed making my divider so much I decided to get ahead and make one for February. This time I used my July Nutting Joy Doll stamp and did some paper piecing and water colouring. The stamp is also available from Paper, Pen and Plan here.

Here's a closer look....

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I wet my plants!!

Hello. I have a super quick fun card to share today. The stamps are from the 'Twiggy Florets' set by Paper Smooches and I did a little bit of colouring with my Copic marker pens. The white panel has been die cut using 'Wonky Stitches' by Avery Elle.

We're forecast to get a little bit snow tomorrow and it's the one day of the year I'm on a bus as the car is booked in for it's service! I'll be looking out my thermals!!

Sunday, 13 January 2019

spreadin' a little (alpaca) love

Hello. Today's card features stamps from the Alpaca Wishes stamp set from Sticker Kitten. I stamped, watercoloured using my Inktense pencils then carefully fussy cut the two alpacas and three plant pots. The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings set by Mama Elephant. The have all been popped onto a die cut piece cut using Stitched Squares by Reverse Confetti.

I am going to try really hard this year to name the products I have used, not that I mind replying to the messages/emails, but it will save you asking me! Although sometimes I have thrown away the packaging and haven't a clue what the name is - oops!!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Penny Black Trio

Hello. Penny Black stamps were among the first stamps I ever bought. Over the years my collection has grown and I don't care that, as they are wood mounted, they take up quite a lot of space. I still love them and every wee while I have a very relaxing afternoon with my 'old' Penny Blacks!

This time there's a bit of a theme going on - the cute critters are all sewing. So I teamed up my PBs with a stamp set by Neat &Tangled called 'handstitched' and a hoop die also by Neat&Tangled.

I stamped using my Versafine ink pad and coloured with Inktense pencils. I am entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Penny Black Saturday.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

January Sweet Treat Box

It's time to Dream Big! The January Sweet Treat Box has landed! Packed full of bright colours, unicorns and delightful sayings. Can't wait to dress up my planner with all these goodies. And I think I may even make a card or two with those gorgeous papers! 

As usual I have filmed a quick unboxing video where you will see a proper close up of everything in the box. You can find it here over on my YouTube Channel.

You can buy a one off box or subscribe monthly, all the info' you need is here.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

It's out with the old.....

.....and in with the new! It's been a while since I shared any pics of my Hobonichi Techo so I thought what better entry to share than 1st January. A journal card, stickers and some washi got me off to an easy start!

It was my first Craftaholics Anonymous meeting of the year last Saturday and the demo' I chose was 'Handmade Washi Tape'. I'm pretty pleased with the result I got (thanks June). Doesn't it look cool on my page?

Thursday, 3 January 2019

magic happens

Hello. I'm back in the crafty room after a wee break. I didn't really plan it, it just sort of happened! To ease myself back I've had a quick play in my passport size art journal. I love the size of these pages, just big enough to stamp, colour and do a quick background.

The stamp is 'magic happens' from Unity. The background stamp is 'watch gears' by Hero Arts. I used my Distress Pens and water to colour and then stencilled some clouds and stars.

Love how chunky my journal is.....

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

December Sweet Treat Box

Hello. It's that time of the month again! It's Sweet Treat time!! 

This month's box is 'Frosty Fun'. Shades of blue mixed with natural wood colours - love it! So many gorgeous bits in this box but if I had to pick my favourite it would be that reindeer pen, it's cuter than the cutest thing ever! 

As well as the box subscribers get a free digital bundle.The designs vary from month to month but can include journal cards, planner pages, papers and loads more! The subsciptions have now opened for the January box 'Dream Big' you can subscribe to a monthly box or buy a one off box. All the info' is here.

As usual I have filmed a three minute unboxing video, a close up of everything in the box! You can find it here over on my You Tube channel.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

cookies, cocoa, carols and cheer

Hello. Over a week since I blogged, don't know what happened there! Anyway, I'm back with a super quick and easy card using a new stamp set - Cookies & Cocoa by Wplus9. No colouring involved, just simply stamped using coloured ink pads!

I am entering the challenge over at 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie...cookie challenge #107

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

alpaca kisses

Hello. I recently discovered Sticker Kitten. An online shop that has some gorgeous, modern and quirky stamps and crafty bits and bobs. I bought the Alpaca Wishes complete collection. Two stamp sets, paper pad, die-cuts, sequins and wooden alpacas! You can buy all the things separately but, in for a penny and all that!!

And here is my first card. I water coloured the stamped images, carefully cut them out and popped them up on foam pads. You get lots of little stamps in the set so I added a scarf to one and a pile of presents to the other.

I am entering the following challenges...
Cute Card Thursday....snowflakes
Cutie Pie Challenge....winter layers

And if you tick 'reduce my packaging' at checkout they let you know what's been saved. I saved one plastic packet and two card headers. How cool is that?

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Christmas Planning!

Hello. I'm always pretty organised in the lead up to Christmas. I keep lists of things to do and things that need to be bought. Over the years this has been done on random bits of paper, post it notes or sometimes, if I've been super organised, a notebook. But since I discovered planners and travellers notebook covers my plans are not only super organised but totally gorgeous!

For this years plans I am using a black and white travellers notebook by Websters Pages. There are four elastics inside and your notebooks just slide in and are securely held in place. I have added a red snowflake and silver heart shaped bell (they came in this month's Sweet Treat Box) to the elastic that holds the notebook closed.

I have added a snowflake acetate 'dashboard' just as a bit of frippery as my first page. I simply folder the acetate in half and slid it through the first elastic. Some stickers and my reindeer paperclip (also in this months box) add to the prettiness.

On the inside of the acetate is 'Merry' a Julie Nutting stamp. I stamped her on watercolour paper, coloured and carefully cut her out. I stuck her on the acetate and added dots to her dress with a white gel pen.

I covered the notebook using papers and stickers from the Merry and Bright collection by Simple Stories. I added a little seam binding down the edge. The notebook has been divided up into sections and I made tabs for each one - calendar, cleaning, shopping etc. I have also added some washi tape to the edges of some of the pages.

I hope you have enjoyed this peek into my Christmas plans! If you fancy having a go yourself the Paper, Pen and Plan facebook group is running 'Penelope Plans December'. We are sharing ideas and planning our Christmas step by step. I'd love to see you there!

The Merry and Bright collection I used is available here and the 'Merry' stamp is here. Quote LIZ10 for 10% off!

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