Thursday 28 June 2018

July Sweet Treat Box

Hello. It's that time of the month again! It's unboxing time! This month's box is called 'Adore' and it's the perfect name - black, white and touches of pink, love it! My unboxing video giving a full reveal of what you get in the box is here.

Subscriptions are open till 30th June and as well as the box you get a free digital bundle. You can subscribe and get all the info' you need over at the Paper, Pen and Plan shop here.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

you rock-et my world

Hello. Today I'm sharing my first card as a permanent design team member over at  

My card features Rocket Car Little Dude from the Polkadoodles online store. I have also used the free papers you get with the digi stamp.

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here.
I am also entering the following challenges -

Sunday 24 June 2018

Plan with me!

 This weeks planner pages have been stamped and coloured using ZIG Real Brush markers. 
The girl and dragonfly stamps are from the Special Times stamp set available here in the Polkadoodles shop.
The column headings have been stamped using my Prima Bullet Journal stamp set available here at Paper, Pen and Plan. Quote Liz10 for 10% off

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 box set off to you.
There will be another giveaway soon, so stay tuned.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Magazine Box Set Giveaway

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Hello. I have a brand new magazine box set to giveaway to one lucky blog follower.
The Apple Blossom collection includes- 
  5 Die Set
All Occasion Embossing Folder
  10 Stamps
156 Papers and Toppers
And, of course, the magazine which is full of inspiration, including my article!  
Simply leave a comment here and I will randomly pick the winner on 
Saturday 23rd June 2018!

Friday 22 June 2018

From our home to yours

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
The challenge running for the next two weeks is...Square Cards Only.
The super cute snow family is a digi image from Twinkle Lane Designs.
 I coloured the image using Copic markers. The gorgeous snowflake background papers are also from Twinkle Lane and you can find them here and the Snow Family is here.

So, get out your Christmas stash and get ahead, we're more than half way there!!

Thursday 21 June 2018

Alice Quote Book

Hello. One of my favourite books is Alice in Wonderland, I have this gorgeous illustrated version my hubby bought me a number of years ago. So I thought it might be a nice idea to make a little mini book to keep some of my favourite quotes in.

I used my 'passport mini book' Sizzix die to cut the pieces of the book. I then strung them together using twine. The papers ,stickers and ephemera are 'Alice in Wonderland' by Echo Park from Paper, Pen and Plan.

 'Begin at the beginning and go on 'till you come to the end, then stop'.
Lewis Carroll

Mad Hatter 'Why is a raven like a writing desk?' 
'Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
'No I give it up' Alice replied 'What's the answer?'
'I haven't the slightest idea' said the Hatter.
Lewis Carroll

I plan on adding more quotes and it will be a little keepsake beside my gorgeous Alice book.

Monday 18 June 2018

My Hobonichi Techo - May 2018

Hello. Following on from this blog post where I shared a few of my April pages I'm back to share my May pages. I am still loving this little planner and am faithfully making an entry every day. When nothing much has happened, say on a routine work day, I will maybe just stamp and colour or stick a journal card with an inspirational saying. If you want to see more of my May pages there is a one minute flip through of May 2018 here.

If you watch the flip throughs you will see that I mainly use stickers, although there are a couple of my doodles in there! So, because I would love to do more of my own drawings I got this.....

...I haven't had a go yet but it's a gorgeous book and I'll let you know how I get on!

Sunday 17 June 2018

Just Bee-Cause

Hello. I have a happy announcement to make! After being a guest over at the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge for the last four weeks I have been asked to be a permanent team member. My first 'official' post is on Tuesday 26th June but I couldn't wait that long to have a play! So I printed  Buzzy Bee Honey and coloured using my Copic markers.

The Digi Choosday Challenge is every Tuesday and it's always 'anything goes'. And, if you pop over to the challenge blog on a Tuesday, you will get a special discount code to use that day!

Thursday 14 June 2018

I'm different...

Hello. Today I'm sharing a couple of pages in my Prima Minty Dreams Travelers Journal. The inserts are watercolour paper so perfect for a bit of stamping and colouring with my Inktense pencils. The stamps are Crazy Dogs by Stampers Anonymous.

The Prima Minty Dreams Journal is in stock here and the watercolour inserts here. Both in the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy store. Quote LIZ10 for 10% off! But best be quick, I know stocks are low.

Saturday 9 June 2018

you make my heart smile

Hello. All that needs to be said is 'dancing sheep'!!

Thursday 7 June 2018

Calligraphy Class and new notebooks!

Hello. A while back I fancied having a go at learning brush pen calligraphy. I bought some pens, a book (a cheap one from The Works), watched some YouTube videos and printed off some free practice sheets. Immediately I knew this was harder than they make it look, I failed miserably and gave up.

Then Toasty Type popped up on my Facebook feed (how does it know these things, oh never mind). A beginners class, three hours long, everything provided (brush pen, pencil, rubber and a practice booklet) and fairly local to me (Braw Wee Emporium). I signed up straight away! Well, my class was last week. It was sooooo good! Jen knows her stuff, and knows how to make the scrummiest chocolate brownies! With a great mix of music in the background we were set to work. Jen showed us all the basics - upstroke, underturn, p-loop, swish and many more. Then after some practice drills it was onto abc and then some words. Before we knew it the three hours were up and we left with the words 'practice, practice, practice' ringing in our ears!

I can't recommend Jen's class highly enough and I will definately be signing up for the intermediate class.  

So, learning a new skill needs a new notebook, right? The pages in this one are covered in little dots and is lovely and smooth. Perfect for my calligraphy drills. The cover was plain Kraft so I had to pretty it up a little. I used paper from this months Sweet Treat box and some stickers from my stash. I even decorated the large pink paperclip again from this months box.

A wee peek inside!

My new lettering notebook now matches my planner and doodle notebooks perfectly. And they all fit nicely into my Lyradori.......

Wednesday 6 June 2018

may all your dream come true

Hello. This month's challenge at Creative Inspirations is....Here Comes The Sun.
The sweet image is from All Dressed Up Stamps. The lucky winner will get to choose two digi stamps from their Etsy store! I coloured using Copic marker pens and the paper is 'imagine that' by Echo Park
I hope you can join in the fun this month!

Tuesday 5 June 2018

hip, hip, hooray!

Hello. Today I'm sharing my fourth and final card as a guest designer over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge.

My card features the following digital elements from the Polkadoodles online store -
Scruff Gardening
Winnie Celebrations Sentiments
Winnie Celebrations Papers

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here.
I am also entering the following challenges - 

Monday 4 June 2018

have a wonderful day

Hello. The heat gun has been brought out of retirement! I've had this Rose Gold embossing powder sitting on my desk staring back at me for ages. So when I bought this gorgeous stamp set 'Hummingbird' by Avery Elle (super fast service once again from Seven Hills Crafts) I thought it was the perfect time to crack it open!

The background is a doily stamp by Papermania and I used chalk ink to stamp. I heat embossed the images and coloured using my Gansai Tambi watercolours then carefully trimmed around. The sentiment was stamped and embossed directly onto the card base. I added some sequins as a finishing touch.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Plan With Me and June Unboxing!

Hello. I'm back from my holidays and here to share my regular Sunday plan with me blog post. This week I have a rainbow of elephants, some fancy frames and Planner Penelope envelopes! I stamped everything using my Versafine  ink pad and coloured with ZIG Real Brush Markers. The envelope stamp is in the June Sweet Treat Box (see below for pics and unboxing video). I stamped the envelope and then masked it off with a piece of scrap and stamped Penelope from a previous Sweet Treat box. Works well I think!

The envelope paper clip and pink clip at the top of the page are both from this months box (which, I think, is the best ever). Here are all the stamp sets I used....

Elephant stamps from a Mama Makes set.
Planner Penelope stamps from Paper, Pen and Plan.

And here is what is in the June Sweet Treat Box. Gorgeous papers, clips, pen, stamps, stencils, embellies, washi tape.......

If you want to see a full reveal in more detail then you can see my unboxing video here. Oh, and here's a sneak peek of the July box, looks gorgeous, can't wait!!