Thursday, 19 July 2018

Junk Journal

Hello. I bet if you are like me you don't throw anything remotely crafty or papery out! So, meet my junk journal basket. This is where I throw all sorts of bits and bobs. Pages from magazines, snippets of beautiful paper, business cards, pretty envelopes (some happy mail envelopes have been decorated, not brown bills - although they can be useful too!!). Anything really. I also keep a stapler and a glue stick in there so that it's all good to go when I take a notion.

Each insert in a junk journal is called a 'signature'. Don't ask me why! The signature above has 12 pages from 6 folded pieces of 'junk'. They are held together by sewing white thread through three holes spaced evenly down the centre. I covered the front of this signature using leftover items from my monthly Sweet Treet box.

On the first page I stuck an envelope, maybe I'll keep some of my secrets in there!!

A couple of the pages are from a Daphnes Diary magazine, a magazine that is perfect for this! I'm looking forward to sticking, doodling and journaling on the rest of the pages. It will then join the rest of my 'signatures' in one of my felt Travellers Notebooks. If I have given you any ideas on using up your bits and bobs, I'd love to see what you do!

Monday, 16 July 2018

Minty Dreams

Hello. Today I'm sharing a couple of pages in my passport size Prima Minty Dreams Travelers Journal. The inserts are watercolour paper so perfect for a bit of stamping and colouring with my Daniel Smith Palette.

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.

I do love how my Journal is getting very chunky!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

plan with me!

  This weeks planner pages have been stamped and coloured using ZIG Real Brush markers. 
 The column headings have been stamped using my Prima Bullet Journal stamp set available here at Paper, Pen and Plan. Quote Liz10 for 10% off. 
The feather stencil was in this month's Sweet Treat Box, isn't it gorgeous?

The quirky bird stamp is from the 'with love' set by Tracey Hey and you can get that set here.

Friday, 13 July 2018

be brave

Hello. When I saw these stamp sets by Tracey Hey at Alpaca Pals I new I had to treat myself. The difficulty I had was which ones to pick! In the end I chose 'warrior' and 'with love', but I know I'll be back for more on pay day. The card above features warrior. I paper pieced the whole image with polka dot papers (and I know it's been a success when Mr Buttonsforbrains says 'that's cool').

Super quick delivery and look.....

....a sweet set of alpaca stickers in with my order! 
Guess how next weeks planner pages will be decorated!!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

anything and everything is possible

Hello. I have put some gorgeous stash from my July Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan to good use and made this card. I heat embossed the pretty feather stencil onto watercolour card using white embossing powder. Then I coloured using my grey Brusho, I coloured the butterfly and bow the same way. The dots on the vellum are silver but that doesn't show so well on the pic'. I added the sentiment and tiny buttons as a finishing touch.

The stencil, butterfly, paper ribbon, buttons and the beautiful vellum were all in the box, you can see a full unboxing here.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

My Little World....sweet as candy

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card and matching gift carton  for the 

My makes feature the following digital printables -
I coloured sweet Lily Bug using my Copic markers (but there's a bit of a clue in my pic'!)

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 - my garden
A Bit More Time to Craft...anything goes
Stamping my garden

Monday, 9 July 2018

dog-gone I missed your birthday

Hello. Today I'm sharing a quick card using a stamp from the 'Man's Best Friend' set by Penny Black. I coloured the image with my Inktense Watercolour pencils.

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

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Plan with me!

  This weeks planner pages have been stamped and coloured using ZIG Real Brush markers. 
 The column headings have been stamped using my Prima Bullet Journal stamp set available here at Paper, Pen and Plan. Quote Liz10 for 10% off. 
All the 'bee' related stamps are by Craft Sensations.

 I do love my pages this week, even if I say so myself! 
The bright yellow is matching our sunny weather!

And remember, we've got to save the bees!
 If you see one struggling give it some water with a little sugar mixed in.

Friday, 6 July 2018

too stinkin' cute

Hello. Today's card features Maddie a Polkadoodles digital stamp. Normally I would colour digi stamps using my Copic markers or my Prismacolour pencils but Maddie got something different - a touch of watercolour. Yes, you can watercolour digi images and here are my top tips -

Print the digi image onto watercolour card.
Give it a blast with a heat gun (or leave it aside for a while) to set the ink.
Don't use a lot of water, just enough to spread the colour.

The background papers are also Polkadoodles and you can find them here. The daisies have been diecut from watercolour card and coloured the same way as Maddie, this means you have a perfect match!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ibiza 2018

Hello. If you have been following my blog for a while then you'll know I do all my holiday memory keeping in Simple Stories Sn@p Albums. It works for me as it's quick and easy, just treat yourself to a beautiful matching collection of papers, stckers and journal cards. For my recent Ibiza trip I chose the Santorini Collection by Prima - perfect!

This is the inside cover, covered with a piece of the foiled paper, a little grouping of stickers and some glittered dot accents. 

The other side of the hardboard divider has been covered with the patterned paper that could either be cut down to individual journal cards or kept as a bigger piece.

And here is the start of the holiday, cases packed! 

The Sn@p system is really easy. You just decide which journal card to use, stick on your pic', maybe add a wee sticker and slide it into the plastic pocket! 

The Santorini Collection is perfect for any holiday and given the weather we are having this year it certainly doesn't need to be anywhere very far! The collection is available over at 
Paper, Pen and Plan quote LIZ10 for 10% off.

I have all my pic's printed and plan to do a couple of pages each week till it's done. So why not free those pic's from your phone and get memory keeping!

And, of course, I have kept all my ticket stubs, beer mats, leaflets, restaurant cards etc. They will find their  way onto a journal card and popped into the album on the appropriate page.

You can read a little about last years album here and here!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Creative Inspirations Challenge

Hello. This month's challenge at Creative Inspirations is...add a bow.
I have gone a bit unconventional and added a die cut bow! The stamp is from the 'always' set by Waffle flower. I coloured using my ZIG Real Brush Markers. 
The papers are from the 'family fun' pack by Elle's Studio.

Monday, 2 July 2018

My Hobonichi Techo - June 2018

Hello. Today I'm sharing my monthly update on my Hobonichi Techo. I'm still mainly using stickers to decorate but I am trying to doodle more often. I doodled the signpost on the page above. I know it's not much, but I'm quite pleased with myself!

There is a full flip through of June here. And if you missed the April and May blog posts they are here and here!