My first card using some of my new stash from the Hobbycraft Show at the SECC. I love this Memory Box tree die and I wish I could get my camera to show you how glittery the glitter is! The stamp is Polar Mimi by Penny Black and I used watercolour pencils to colour. Have you put your name in the hat for my magazine giveaway? It's just in the post below and ends tomorrow evening.
Hello, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. It's rotten old Monday tomorrow and back to work. Never mind, it's only until Wednesday and then it's craft time again!
This months edition of Papercraft Essentials has just hit the shelves. My article this month is called 'Seasonal Sentiments' and is all about making the sentiment the focal point of your card. If you look closely you will see a couple of my cards on the front cover.
Anyways, I have a copy of the magazine,unopened and complete with free gifts, to give away. Just leave a comment here and on Wednesday 31st October I will pick a name out the hat.
So here is my crafty haul from Hobbycrafts at the SECC Glasgow. A couple of shaped card packs from Craftwork Cards (thanks Emma for the 10% off voucher), papers and stamps from Lili of the Valley, a Memory Box die and the glitteriest glitter in the whole wide world!
Check back tomorrow, I have the brand new edition of Papercraft Essentials magazine to give away.
.....but very happy, and very skint! The big craft show is on at the SECC in Glasgow and I was there for the doors opening. Tried my best to get round a few stalls before I took my first hit in the ribs from an overly keen crafters elbow! I will share a pic' of my purchases tomorrow. In the meantime here is a little card using a couple of new items that dropped thru' my letterbox the other day. The wreath and bow is from the 'Signature Christmas' set by Clearly Besotted Stamps. And the banners are from a combined die and stamp set by Sizzix.
Something a little different tonight. I have had this set of stamps by Woodware 'Indian Dreams' for ages and only used them once (shame on me). So I thought, right, before I buy more stamps at the SECC on Thursday I had better start using some of my uninked ones! OK, so now that's done, I have total freedom to buy new stamps at will!!
...and a Happy Monday too! As soon as I saw this weeks challenge over on Cupcake was 'Pieced Off' I knew which stamp I was going to use.This little robin by Woodware immediately sprung to mind. It is the perfect stamp to paper piece! Nice and easy.
OK then, needs to be short and sweet from me today. I am working on a magazine commission that is taking me as far out my comfort zone as it is possible to be!
Just bought this little fella from Jellypark a couple of hours ago, the glue is barely dry, but I couldn't wait to share! Isn't he cute? And soooo easy to colour! The papers are Winter Wonderland by My Minds Eye and I coloured with Zig Kurecolor pens.
Very quick and easy card today. It's for the 'In The Pink' challenge which this week is buttons and bows. And you know me, can never resist a challenge that involves buttons!
The stamp is 'Ballerina Kiddo' by Stampendous and the papers are from my ever growing snippets box.
So who's on Twitter? I joined ages ago and then abandoned the idea. But the other week I resurrected my account and am determined to give it a go. I'm still finding my way around but the link is just over there on my sidebar if you fancy joining me!
This is Winston, all geared up for Christmas! He is on special offer this month over in The DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with Zig Kurecolor pens and the papers are 'Back to Basics Christmas' by Dovecraft.
Remember there's a £15 voucher up for grabs if you make something using any of the Boutique's images and enter the customer competition. All the details are here. You can also share your creations here on the Boutique's Facebook page. I am entering Sunday Sketch & Stamp, thanks for the cool sketch!
Happy Saturday everyone. I won the challenge over at Jellypark and got to choose an image. There are so many to choose from but I finally settled on this little chap. Trying to build up my collection for the difficult boy/men cards! I coloured with Zig Kurecolor pens and the papers are 'what's up' by basic grey. I am entering this week's ABC challenge...Y for Y chromosome (male card).
As soon as I saw this Lindsay Mason stamp set on the shelf at my local crafty shop I knew I had to have it. It made me smile. He is going into two challenges... Simon Says Stamp...dies/punches Creative Inspirations...anything goes Short and sweet today. Two magazine commissions and a special birthday card for my SIL to do. So better crack on. I will hopefully be around for a nosey later, my visits to all your lovely blogs are not as frequent as they should be!
I got my Hero Arts background stamps out for this one, a bit of a change from my beloved papers! And more Frantage Embossing Enamel - loving that stuff. Of course the image is Teddy Bo and I coloured with Copics. I am entering this weeks Papertake challenge...all creatures great and small.
For those of you who love digi's this little cutie is a freebie over on Jellypark. I coloured with my new Kuretake Kurcolour pens and the papers are 'Avalon' by Bazzill Basics. I am entering the Stampalot challenge...punch away (my flowers and butterflies).
Just popping this on quickly. I'm about to spruce myself up to meet my friend for coffee and I'm running a bit late! Lot's of 'pink' challenges on the go just now so the obvious pink card to do is pink for a girl. The papers are leftovers from a 12x12 sheet by Little Yellow Bicycle and the little hedgie is, of course, a Penny Black stamp. I am entering this weeks In The Pink challenge...pink plus one (my one being white) I'll be back later tonight to announce the winner of my little giveaway.
Well, as promised, here is my first card using some of my new Kuretake pens. The image is Percy from the DigiStampBoutique. Part of a set and on offer for October. I used the Kurecolor alcohol based pens and I am really pleased with the result they have given me. I am entering three challenges... Digital Tuesday...text me Delightful...winter holiday Cute Card Thursday...lotsa ribbon
There's a new pen in my life...name...Kuretake. I have used all the top makes but I really do think these are number 1. You can expect to hear a lot about these pens in future posts. In fact, card to follow later!
I normally don't like the when the season changes to Autumn. Dark mornings, dark evenings, wind and rain. But today is lovely. The sun is shining and the trees we look out onto are a mix of stunning shades of oranges and rusty reds. This has really lifted my mood and inspired me to make a nice colourful card.
For this card I have used a little stamp from the Strawberry Kisses range by Crafter's Companion. The papers are 'bubblegum hills' by Kaisercraft.
I have a fairly clean and simple card to share today. I have used three new crafty items (I had a bit of a splurge). The Penny Black stamp 'Polar Mimi' which I have coloured with distress pens. The Memory Box border die, I resisted that for far too long! And some Frantage embossing enamel.
I am entering my creation into this weeks Papertake Challenge...anything goes.
This month my article in Papercraft Essentials is all about money saving tips and tricks. The magazine is on the shelves now and is a must read for all crafty folk.
I have a copy of the magazine (complete with free gift) to giveaway. I will also include a little surprise candy bundle.
So, just leave a comment on this post. And if you want to spread the word that would be cool. And it would be even cooler if you are a follower. But none of that is a 'must do' to win! The giveaway will close next Sunday 7th October at 8pm(UK time).
Hello, I'm Liz McGuire. I have been designing and making cards for over 10 years, serving on numerous design teams and completing assignments for various papercraft magazines.
Along with my cardmaking I like to try my hand at art journaling, memory keeping, smash books etc. And there is also my new obsession - planners and stationery! So there may be the occasional blog post on these topics.
I do have a real job but that's just to earn enough money to buy paper, stamps, pens and, of course, buttons!
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