Tuesday 30 August 2016

Paper pad giveaway winners!

 The winners of my paper pad giveaway are....
 Please email me (elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com) your addy and I will hot foot it to the 
Post Office tomorrow!
Thanks to everyone else who entered, followed and left lovely comments about my blog. There will be another giveaway soon!

Thursday 25 August 2016

paper pad giveaway

Hello. It's giveaway time again! 
I have four brand new 6x6 paper pads to send to two lucky followers.
On Monday 29th August at 6pm I will randomly pick two names from the comments on this post. 
You will get two of the paper pads each!
Spread the word, I would like as many folk as possible to be in with a chance to win 
some very pretty paper.

Friday 19 August 2016

two of a kind

Hello. I've had a play with my Crazy Dogs! Just shoogled some colour on using my black Inktense watercolour pencil and job done. I think the little guy is alarmed by the number of flamingos ( I googled 'plural of flamingo' and it can be flamingos or flamingoes - so there you go) that are behind him.
I was going to go all mixed media on you for the backgrounds but decided my traditional style was best for now. I will keep the experiments for another day!


Thursday 18 August 2016


Hello. I mentioned in my last post that I've been joining in swaps. Well, these bookmarks are safely tucked into their new owners books so I can now share!!

Some double sided paper, letter dies and punched daisies and butterflies - job done. The corner bookmark looks a wee bit more complicated but it's not. It's just a cleverly folded 6x6 paper. There are loads of tutorials on YouTube, have a go!

Monday 15 August 2016

sending a happy hello

Hello. Just popping on to share the card I made for my partner in the Summer Card Swap. Joining in various swaps is a fairly new thing for me, I love it! Not only do you have a reason to make something you get some gorgeous happy mail popping through your door  - not just bills!!

The stamp is from a Unity set and the papers are 'little moments' by Elles Studio.

Well, I can nearly get the car into the garage. Three trips to the recycle centre and two trips to the local charity shop. All that remains to do is re-organise what is left into plastic tubs with lids  - I'm so pleased this job is done!

Next job - tackle the cupboard where the 6x6 paper pads are stored. Thanks for all the ideas you gave me on my last post. I now think I know what to do, we'll see!

Friday 12 August 2016

This weeks haul

Hello. Last week, stamps and dies. This week, two paper pads, stickers and die cuts. The stickers and die cuts will be used in my planner/smash books/journals. I am determined to get back into them and this new haul will go a long way to helping!

On the subject of paper pads. I have quite a collection of 6x6 pads. Some have only a few sheets left. Some are practically antiques! However, I cannot bring myself to have a clear out - you never know when you might need that exact paper! But, what I was thinking of doing, is taking the sheets out and making one big pile. But then I wouldn't be able to tell people what the paper is called - does that matter? You probably can't get some of it anymore anyway. What do you do?

Wednesday 10 August 2016

life is good

Hello. I'm so enjoying having a good old play with my Penny Black stamps. They really are just the best to watercolour. This one is 'garden treats' and the papers are Home Sweet Home by Craft Asylum.

Well, it has been thoroughly miserable here, heavy rain all day. But every cloud and all that 'cos I managed to get five cards in the bag for my latest magazine commission. Tonight I will type up the step by steps, that's if the wee glass of red I have with my dinner doesn't make me feel a bit squiffy!

Monday 8 August 2016


Hello. A pre-embossed card base, a quick to watercolour set of stamps and a die cut. Super quick and super easy! I am entering my card into the Penny Black and More challenge - anything goes with a stamp.

Thursday 4 August 2016

Small haul.....

Hello. The Crazy Dogs set! I already have the Crazy Birds and use them a lot so seeing as we have a crazy dog it's only right that I should have these too. Two Lil'inker dies, a background die and a set of words - enjoy, hello and thanks. And finally a Visible Image stamp, don't quite know yet what I'll do with it but I couldn't resist it's sentiment.

I don't often post my hauls but I love to have a nosey at what other peeps buy so I thought you might like to see mine!

Wednesday 3 August 2016

On this day.....

 ......eight years ago I blogged this card! Pre Sony digital camera, pre editing/cropping with Picasa, pre watermark, pre lightbox (outside on the old picnic table) - simpler times!!  I still have my Snowy stamp and it's still one of my favourites. Not too sure about that thin random ribbon - what was I thinking!!

Tuesday 2 August 2016

happy hello

Hello. A happy hello! It's good to be back, and all I'm saying is 'new windows'!! Yay, big job done. That just leaves one more major job. The garage clearout. It's been done before and I can do it again - but I need to work up to that one.

Anyway, onto tonights wee card. The background is a script stencil and the stamps are Persian Motifs by Altenew. I used Inktense pencils to colour.