Wednesday, 18 October 2017

reach for the stars to the moon and back!


Hello. A little while back I won the monthly challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts. It was a voucher to spend in the shop and this was one of the stamps sets I chose. It's called 'little dreamers' byWplus9.
I have kept the cards fairly plain to show off the sweet images. Just a piece of patterned paper behind the image panel and a water colour wash on the diecut panel itself.

The landscape painting programme is back on the telly tonight. One hour of telly bliss!




Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hi


Hello. This is a bit bold don't you think? At first I wasn't sure, but it's growing on me! The stamp and butterfly die is by Waffle Flower ' enveloper little birdie'. I coloured using my ZIg Real Brush markers.

I am entering my card into the challenge over at Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween.


Saturday, 14 October 2017

beaded snowflakes


Hello. At my monthly Craftaholics meeting I made these! Three new snowflake decorations for my tree. Surprisingly quick and easy once you know how, my demonstrator did a wonderful job of teaching me!

Next month it's felted angels, can't wait. Will let you know how I get on!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

magazine article


Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper boxed kit packed with inspiration for Christmas. As well as the magazine, which includes my article on shaker cards, you get loads of crafty goodies. An A4 stamp set, 7 dies, an embossing folder and loads of papers. 


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Did I Miss the Cake?


Hello. By the look on the little bears face he certainly did miss the cake! The stamp set is 'Friends for All Seasons - Fall' by Wplus9. I bought it (and another, but more of that later) with the voucher I won over at the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge.

So, it seems only right and proper that I should enter this card into their new challenge which is a fabby sketch....

Monday, 2 October 2017

October 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 unboxing video 
which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to planner printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!


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.

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!


Sunday, 1 October 2017

More Memories - part three



Hello. I've been busy adding a few more pages to my Simple Stories Sn@p Album. 
This time featuring a cottage break in Alston and a two night break in Alnmouth.


A day trip to Hexham, and yes, that's me in the stocks! 
Punishment for spending too much time in the craft shop!!


A blackboard sign outside a cheese shop - 

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to diss a Brie
I Cheddar the world and the Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton


Our lucky greyhound Boyd was left treats by the house dog when we spent a very relaxing two days at the St Valery. A boutique B&B in Alnmouth. 
I can totally recommend a stay here, very luxurious.


You can read parts one and two of my memory keeping blog posts here and here.


Monday, 25 September 2017

magazine article



Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper 130 pages packed with inspiration for Christmas. I have some cards featured made using honeycomb paper. A first for me, but great fun!


So treat yourself to a great crafty read, pour yourself your favourite cuppa (or if it's after 5pm your favourite tipple) and while away the hours on your most comfy chair planning all your Christmas makes!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Hedgehogs!


Hello. When my crafty mojo does a runner I turn to my Penny Black hedgehogs. Colour these cute little hedgies and then the card almost makes itself! The one above is 'game on' and below is 'born wild'. I coloured with my Inktense pencils.


Thursday, 14 September 2017

eat, drink and be scary!


Hello. I think little Mrs Witchie and Mr Frankenstein's Monster are more cute than scary, don't you agree? The spooky papers, stickers and that stamp are from this months Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. I know, how many makes can that girl make from one box of stash?


Monday, 11 September 2017

art journal pages


Hello. The girls over at Paper, Pen and Plan run a 'just for fun' challenge called Messy Monday. Each week is a different theme. I've been using the challenge to add pages to my art journal. The page above is 'paint' and the page below is 'song lyrics'.


Fancy giving it a go? Find out more in the friendly facebook group here (this link may not work as it is a Facebook group which you will need to join - just search for Paper, Pen and Plan in facebook, thank you Craftypam!)


Friday, 8 September 2017

Halloween!


Hello. I have something a little different today. Using papers from my September Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan I made new decorations for my tree. This tree lives in the corner of the crafty room and it's had hearts and flowers on it all summer. It's now decked out for spooky season.  


I also made two cards using the papers and some of the co-ordinating stickers. And I still have loads left to do a few pages in my Simple Stories album - a project for next month I think!


If you fancy a little spend, and I know some brand new stock has just been added, 
here is a code for 10% off!
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/paperpenandplan


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

new home


Hello. I'm still really taken with my Stamping Bella stamps. This one is 'fairy garden house'. I watercoloured the stamped image and stencilled the background.

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts...new beginnings.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Hi!


Hello. Woohoo, I won the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge with this card. I'm so happy that my card was chosen by the lovely team over there but I'm even happier about the £20 I get to spend in my favourite shop!

And here is my entry for this month's challenge which is 'spotlight it'. The stamp is from the 'photo bomb' set by Mama Elephant. And the (perfectly matched) paper is from 'sketchbook' by Amy Tangerine.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

you're gnome spring chicken


Hello. I bought this stamp set - 'gnome spring chicken' by Creative Expressions in the sale at my local crafty shop. A few of the stamps in the set are clearly Spring-like but I thought there was enough for me to use throughout the year. And, you know me, I can't resist a punny sentiment!

I am entering the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - too cute.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

September 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 planner printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!


Using stash from the box I made a little double page spread in my Travellers Notebook. The gorgeous felt A6 Travelers Notebook Cover is available here from my friend Jaine's Etsy store.


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 sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They also stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies.  Oh, and I know some super cute Washi tape has just been added - and it's selling fast!

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!


Monday, 28 August 2017

happy birthday


Hello. When lacking in inspiration and ideas who you gonna' call? No, not ghostbusters! A Penny Black stamp and Blueprints dies, it never fails.

Pick out some papers, this time they are all from Doodlebug 'stars and stripes'. Die cut the background pieces using My Favourite Things Blueprints 14. Stamp 'London Calling' by Penny Black, colour and cut out. A button, twine and sentiment - job done.

I am entering these challenges -

Penny Black and More - all creatures great and small
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - bright colours

I wonder who the little hedgie is calling?