Tuesday, 22 January 2019

111 places - part 3

Hello, I've been updating my '111 Places' travellers notebook. 
If you haven't a clue what I'm on about part 1 is here and part 2 is here

This is number 81 in the book - Rottenrow Gardens. A huge nappy pin marks the spot where the Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital once stood (1860-2001). The hospital was where ultrasound was developed in the 1950s.

 And this is number 58 - The Kelbourne Saint. Although it has had a name change and a bit of a makeover since the book was published the sheds are still there, and still being used! 
It has had a moment of cinematic fame standing in for an Edinburgh pub fight scene in the film Trainspotting!

Monday, 21 January 2019

going places!

Hello. The other week I shared three Penny Black cards all with a sewing theme. Today I have two more Penny Black cards to share, this time with a car theme!

The card above features 'flower powered' and the one below is 'london cabby'. I coloured both images with my Inktense pencils. Both background papers are from the 'go now go' pad by Shimelle.

Friday, 18 January 2019

You add colour to my world

Hello. Today's card features two stamp sets by Neat & Tangled. The cute little people are from 'Complementary Colours' and the sentiment is from 'Paint Night'. I cut the sentiment up after I stamped it as I wanted to substitute 'color' (Neat & Tangled are from the US) for colour!

I used Copic marker pens to colour and the background piece has been die cut using Wonky Stitches by Avery Elle.

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