Wednesday, 9 August 2017

new home


Hello. And another in much the same style as my last card. This stamp is 'Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House'. Coloured with Zig pens and popped on a piece of patterned paper. Righty ho, short and sweet (again) as I'm busy, busy. Christmas has arrived in magazine world and I have two commissions to complete this week. Time to get the glitter out!


Monday, 7 August 2017

happy birthday


Hello. I treated myself to some of the new Stamping Bella stamps. I think these are my new addiction! This one is 'Tiny Townie Mermaid Set'. I coloured with my Zig pens, added a couple of wooden charms and a few sequins, job done!

I am entering the Cute Card Thursday challenge....charms.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Some art journaling


Hello. I don't art journal all that often but I was at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meeting yesterday and decided to do a couple of pages. I haven't actually 'journalled' on any of the pages. I guess, for me, art journaling is more about 'messy' stamping! 

The pages above feature 'Bird Crazy' and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. 
The background is patterned paper simply stuck on to my journal. 



The envelope on the inside cover has 'Enjoy Life' by Indigo Blue and 'JM34 Jofy' by Paperartsy stamped and coloured using Distress pens. The girlie on the front cover is a doll stamp by Prima. I also added some stamped butterflies and washi.


The outside cover has been stamped using 'Typewriter Text' and 'Jumbo Abstract' both by My Favourite Things and 'Word Chain' by Clarity.  


The left page features 'Words for Thought' by Stampers Anonymous and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. The page on the right is a napkin! I added some washi and inked around the edges.

I thoroughly enjoyed my inky crafternoon with the other ladies. Now, does anyone have any tips on how to get my fingers back to something that resembles a normal colour!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

August Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan


Hello. I'm here to share what's in my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan
If you want to see the contents of the box in more detail I did a quick two minute unboxing video which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!


Using stash from the box I made a little mini scrapbook featuring our rescued greyhound, Boyd. I'm going to give this little book to Boyd's auntie. She loves to tell everyone his story so now she will have a little 'brag' book to show off too!


'It's my sofa'


Paw?


 Paws for thought!


A long tale.


Let sleeping dogs lie.

So, if you want to know more about how the boxes work, order a one off box or subscribe to a monthly box simply click here. There's also a friendly Facebook group here.
 
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They have just started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies. 
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hot off the Press!


Papercraft Essentials 149 is now on the shelves! It's jam packed with gorgeous inspiration, tutorials and loads of hints and tips. Oh, and the free gift is a Cottage Garden die and stamp set. 

I have a set of seven cards in the pull out and keep section. All using stunning stained glass window dies from Pretty Quick.


So if you love a great crafty read this one is for you.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Little Bluebirds



Hello. After all the recent blogging about Christmas lets get back to something a little more summery.
All these images are from a Stampin' Up set called 'For the Birds'.


I added a little diecut corner and 'wooden pearl' to each card.


I gave them a quick colour with my Zig pens and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.


 And here are all four together as a little set.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Christmas in July!


Hello. The girls over at Paper, Pen and Plan decided to do a one off special Christmas in July Sweet Treat Box (it won't be long y'know!). Included in the box is some felt. Now I'm not much of a sewer so I was a little perplexed at what I might do with my felt - straight on to Pinterest!

I found the very thing. A bookmark. Genius idea! Now, it's not perfect but someone told me that 'naive' and 'slightly off' is very on trend.


I die cut two hearts. One white and one red. Sewed them together until about half way round. And it slips onto the corner of the page easily. Job done.


The box will be available to order from 29th July but stock is limited 
so if you fancy one don't dilly- dally!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

happy birthday - gift sets



Hello. I've been having another play with my Stamping Bella stamps. I love that you get a miniature version of the stamp in the set. This means you can make a matching tag. And that's exactly what I've done!! I also used the mini version to stamp the envelope. All completely co-ordinated!


The stamp set is 'Daisy Squidgy' and I coloured with my ZIG Real Brush pens.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Look, no layers!


Hello. I've been having loads of fun with quick and easy stamping! No papers, no colouring, no embellishments. Just me, some stamps and my little chalk ink pads.


I love that these quirky dogs look like greyhounds, well, apart from the one in the middle!



And the final set includes my favourite - the succulents in the middle. Very on trend!! These three little sets are available to buy over in my Etsy shop here.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Latest magazine cards


Hello. Have you seen the latest boxed magazine on the shelves?
 It's Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection. Along with the mag' you get -
 
Three die set.
Ten co-ordinating stamps.
Embossing Folder.
Honeycomb Stencil.
Patterned Paper Pack.

The theme is floral, bees and dragonflies, totally gorgeous! Although I may be a bit biased as I have a set of cards in the mag'. So, if you love loads of free gifts and a great crafty read this one is for you.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

More Memories - part two!



Hello. Following on from this blog post I'm sharing a few more pages in my Simple Stories Sn@p album. I love memory keeping in these sort of albums. You get a mix of patterned thick card pages, some plain kraft pages and a mix of clear plastic pockets that you simply slide your pics into. 
Just add a few stickers and job done. 
 

I also love to decorate the cover. 
This is my yellow album so the paper from the Emoji set matches perfectly.


And the front page inside.....let's do this!


This is my second album and I was looking through my first one the other day and it's amazing how these are a great reminder of where you've been and in our case, what we ate!!

If I have put you in the notion to release some pics from your phone and get them in an album then you can buy gorgeous Simple Stories goodies over at Paper, Pen and Plan
Quote Liz10 at checkout for 10% off!


Monday, 17 July 2017

Giveaway winner!




Hello. The winner of the giveaway is.....


Well done! Email me (elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com) your snail mail and I'll hot foot it to the Post Office as soon as possible with your package of goodies! 

Thank you everyone for joining in. There will be another wee giveaway soon!


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Back from holiday giveaway!


Hello. I've been away but now I'm back. Rested and raring to get back into the crafty room! 
So as I like to share the crafty love I have put together a little bundle of brand new stamps and papers.

Summer Lovin' paper pad by Carta Bella
Urban Market  paper pad by Teresa Collins
Special Friend Stamp Set from Hero Arts
Don & Daisy Stamp by Marianne Design
Santoro Stamp Set

To win leave a comment on this post, follow the blog and spread the word!

The giveaway will close at mid day (UK time) on Saturday 15th July 2017.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

July Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan


Hello. I'm here to share what's in my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan. If you want to see the contents of the box in more detail I did a quick two minute unboxing video which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!
 

As you can see this month's box included a tube of watercolour and a paintbrush. So of course I had to add a little colour to this weeks planner pages. There's another quick video (in the hope that I'm not boring you) of the process I used to create my planner pages and you can see that one here!

So, if you want to know more about how the boxes work, order a one off box or subscribe to a monthly box simply click here. There's also a friendly Facebook group here.
 
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They have also started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies. 

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!