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 ( 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!

Wednesday 12 July 2017

from all of us

Hello. I fear for the little mouse but he's doing a grand job of covering a little smudge of black ink!! The stamps are 'The Cat's Meow' by Mama Elephant and I coloured with my ZIG pens (no surprise there). 

Monday 10 July 2017

more memories!

Hello. I have made a start in documenting the road trip we took in May. I'm working one holiday behind - but I'll get there! This trip was to a gorgeous little cottage in a wee village called Spittalfield in lovely Perthshire. Two pages so far, more to come! Nearly everything on these pages came from my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan.

And, of course, you can't forget the hound!!