Friday, 17 August 2018

you are so nice

Hello. I have a little Penny Black card to share today. This one is called 'garden visit'. We have a lot of this type of garden visit, especially since normal service has resumed and it's raining! But, I'm very careful, I certainly don't want to feel or hear a crunch underfoot!!

The sentiment is from the 'I Like You' set by Technique Tuesday, I stamped the image using my Versafine ink pad and coloured using watercolours (my new Altenew ones - they're delicious!). And that's some more paper used up!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

happy birthday

Hello. My staging is a little bit random here! A flamingo and dear knows what that is with a striped beak, but, I guess if a bear can drive a bus, I can do random staging!!

The stamp is 'birthday bus' by Avery Elle and I coloured using my watercolour pencils. And, that's another 6x6 bit of patterned paper used up!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Winner - magazine giveaway

Hello. The draw has been done and the lucky name out the hat is - 
 Please email me your address (
and I will get your magazine off to you.
There will be another giveaway soon, so stay tuned.

Magazine Giveaway

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 Hello. I have a brand new copy of Papercraft Essentials (issue 163) complete with the free gift -
Embossing Folder, Die and 11 piece stamp set to giveaway to one lucky blog follower. 
This is hot off the press and is packed full of inspiration, including my article!
 Simply leave a comment here and I will randomly pick the winner on 
Sunday 12th August 2018! 
Good luck - and spread the word!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

be awesome

Hello. Well as promised here is my next card in my run of quick and easy! This time I have used my 'Warrior' stamp set from Alpaca Pals. Stamp and coloured using watercolour pencils. And another 6x6 sheet of patterned paper used up!

My magazine giveaway end tomorrow, have you entered here?

Friday, 10 August 2018

happy birthday

Hello. I have another quick and easy card to share today. This one features stamps from the 'Windmill' set by Avery Elle. Once again I stamped on watercolour card and fussy cut all the images. I am determined to use up my 6x6 patterned paper so I am using nearly full sheets for the backgrounds. The next few cards to be posted will all look very similar!!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

blogger's journal

Hello. The notebook above has served me well for the last few months but when I got this gorgeous Carpe Diem travellers notebook cover I knew that my blogging notes were getting an upgrade! The charm, a super cute mini silver ruler, from this months Sweet Treat box, is the perfect touch.

Inside I covered the notebooks and added page tabs using the papers and washi tape from this months Sweet Treat box. I added some seam binding to the back covers.

The little bull dog clips are the perfect size to hold my little pads securely to the back cover.

At the back I have a plastic planner wallet holding some useful bits and bobs for planning on the go! The plastic wallets are available here in the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop. Quote LIZ10 for 10% off.

I really have no excuse for missing any deadlines!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

hugs & kisses

Hello. Last month I told you about some new stamps I had just discovered (this blog post here) by Tracey Hey at Alpaca Pals. Well today I've had fun watercolouring stamps from the 'with love' set. I stamped the flowers onto my square piece of watercolour card and the bird onto a scrap piece. I then fussy cut the bird and popped it on using 3D foam pads. A really quick and easy card, but, I think, very effective.

Have you entered my magazine giveaway here?

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the 
My card features the following digital printables - 

I coloured Windy Day Winnie using my Copic Marker Pens. I curled the sentiment banner and popped the centre up with 3D foam pads. I wanted it to look like  it was blowing in the wind along with Winnie!

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Plan with me!

Hello. I'm switching it up for August! I've moved my planning back into my KikkiK Pause planner. And, I am using some free printables from Cocoa Daisy. How gorgeous are these daisies? 

Loving my new planner clips from Doodle and Dot (planner girl and cute cat). I also got an adorable elephant but I'm saving him for another project! So many gorgeous clips, so hard to choose!  

 But, of course, I've got to stamp somewhere! 
All the headings are from the 'Traveler's Journal' stamp set by Prima. 
They are available here in the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop.

Friday, 3 August 2018

My Hobonichi Techo - July 2018

Hello. Today I am sharing my monthly update on my Hobonichi Techo. You may remember in my May update I bought a 'How to Draw Book'. Well, I have been doing the occasional drawing on my pages, they're not brilliant, but practice makes perfect! You may be able to catch a glimpse of them in the July flip through which you can see here.

Here are links to blog posts for April, May and June. From those blog posts there are links to that months flip through!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

August Sweet Treat Box

Hello. It's that time of the month again! It's Sweet Treat unboxing time! This month's box is called 'Stationery Addict', love it! My unboxing video giving a full reveal of what you get in the box is here.

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! You can subscribe and get all the info' you need over at the Paper, Pen and Plan shop here.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

let the good times roll!

Hello. This month's challenge at Creative Inspirations is...Holidays!
There's a £20 gift voucher from Craftie Charlie up for grabs.

I've made a very quick and easy card featuring a cute Penny Black pup all set for a road trip! I'm almost having as much fun looking for items to stage beside my card as making the card itself. Who knew there was a little toy car in the kitchen 'messy' drawer! And, it was found after I had painted the stamp blue - spooky!!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

just for you

Hello. Today I have a card to share featuring a new stamp set by Clare Brown. The stamp set is only  available over at Paper, Pen and Plan. Along with the sweet Penelope image you get six sentiments and a variety of flowers and scrolls. I coloured the sweet image and diecut leaves and fence using watercolour pencils.

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

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Ibiza 2018

Hello. Following on from this blog post I have been adding a few more pages to my Simple Stories Sn@p album documenting this years holiday in Ibiza. 

The page above features snaps of the hotel and two beer mats! The background papers and embellishments are from the Santorini Collection by Prima.

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.

 The pool from the upstairs chillout lounge.

And here is hubby taking full advantage of the comfy seats in the chill lounge!

I'm steadily doing a few pages every week so I'll be back with more soon. When it's finished I'll film a flip through of the whole holiday! Great memories!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018


Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the 
My card features the following digital printables -

I coloured Holly Sparkles using my Prismacolour Pencils.
The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here. 

Friday, 20 July 2018

Magazine Article

Hello. I'm just popping on to show you my latest magazine article. This time it's in the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection box set. I made a set of cards for kids using the free gifts that come with the magazine. There's loads in the box - dies, embossing folder, stamps, papers and toppers. And, of course, the magazine that's chock full of ways to use the free gifts

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!