Thursday, 16 May 2019

Memory Keeping 2019 - part 1



Hello. Today I'm sharing my first entry in my 2019 Sn@p album. 
This is where I document our holidays (I am still working my way through my 'old holidays', see the blog post here all about that!). This is just a couple of pages to record an overnight stay we had in the Dunkeld House Hotel back in March.


In this month's Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan I got some cool transparent acetate cards. I popped one on top of the hotel feedback card (top pic') and the other is in a pocket on it's own with a couple of stickers.


I have being using the Sn@p albums since 2016. My 2019 teal album has not yet been decorated but I have my eye on the new Simple Stories 'Heart' collection which will match perfectly.



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Wedding Day


Hello. Today I'm sharing my first card for Colourific Stamps.

My card features stamps from the 'Vintage Car' set. I stamped the car, flowers and leaves onto watercolour card using my Versafine ink pad. I then coloured with Inktense pencils blending with a paintbrush and a little water. I then fussy cut all the images and popped them onto the card blank using foam pads.

Included in the set is a 'registration number' to change up the card to Happy Birthday!

See the full range of Colourific stamps here.


Sunday, 12 May 2019

nature journal


Hello. We have been enjoying the sunshine today and decided to go for a drive round Loch Lomondside. It's only about forty five minutes from our house so we go quite a lot. Our favourite spot is the Coach House for coffee and cake!

I've done another couple of pages in my nature journal. A watercolour of some flowers and while I was at the park the other week I picked up a few leaves. I tried pressing them between two books, it's many years since I did that! I'm not sure if it worked but I have stuck them in my journal anyway!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

pocket travellers notebook



Hello. Today I want to share what I did with some of the stash from this month's Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. Some of the journal cards in the box had inspirational sayings on them so I made a little folder using the patterned paper so I could attach the journal cards and always know I was awesome!!

I made a shaker pocket with the tiny sequins for the inside pocket and added ephemera and acrylic dots, all were in the box.


This is the inside, everything here was in the box including the lace and pompom trim. I love the felt bow and bead bookmark.


This is the back, where I added some washi.  How gorgeous is that pen? It was in the box too!



Monday, 6 May 2019

morty bottoms



Hello. I hope everyone is enjoying their Bank Holiday Monday. I know I am, nearly a whole day in the crafty room, just popping out in the morning for some supplies.

And, I have a new stamp set to play with, meet Morty Bottoms from the super talented Tracy Easson.
The stamp set arrived beautifully packaged with all these little extra treats.
 

There are two more sets in the Star Gazers collection - Matilda and Betsy. I don't think it'll be long until I buy the full set!


Sunday, 5 May 2019

111 Places - part 5


Hello. And number 72 - The Necropolis has now been ticked off my 111 places project.

This is the final resting place of the many merchants, industrialists, scientists and artists who made Glasgow great. One monument stood out for me, that of William Miller, as that was my Dad's name. The William Miller of the monument wrote the nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie!

My previous blog posts about this project are here - 

 

Friday, 3 May 2019

sending happy thoughts


Hello. A quick and easy card to share today. Well, I say quick and easy but the fussy cutting round the leaves was a bit tricker than usual 'cos I decided to cut round the inside of the image as well as the outside! I think it was worth it though.

The stamp is from the Weekend Doodles set by Altenew. I coloured the leaves with a Zig Real Brush pen and the patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad by Amy Tangerine called Oh Happy Life.


Thursday, 2 May 2019

May Sweet Treat Box


Hello, the May Sweet Treat Box is called 'My Happy Place' and it's filled to the brim with happy! 
The colour scheme this month is lemon, pink and soft green, gorgeous. Along with the usual co-ordinating papers, washi, trim, pen etc there's this super cute bow paper clip, I love it! And, this month, something really different, acetate journaling cards, can't wait to have a play with them.

As usual I have filmed an unboxing, you will see a proper close up of everything in the box. You can find it here on my You Tube channel.

You can buy a one off box or subscribe monthly, all the info' you need is here over at 


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

hip hip hooray


Hello. My gorgeous hubby came home with that little lama for me, all pleased with himself, and told me it would make a good prop! So, of course, I had to make a lama card.

I used the following stamp sets -

Alpaca Wishes by Sticker Kitten
So Kind by Avery Elle
Sentimental Type by Clearly Besotted

I am entering The Cutie Pie Challenge....Fresh Beginnings


Magazine Giveaway - winner

Hello. The draw has been done and the lucky name out the hat is - 
 Please email me your address (elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com)
and I will get your magazine off to you.
There will be another giveaway soon, so stay tuned.

Magazine Box Set Giveaway

 This post will stay on top until Wednesday 1st May 2019.
Please scroll for newer posts.


I have a brand new copy of the latest Stamps By Chloe Box Set to give away to one lucky blog follower.  This is hot off the press and is packed full of inspiration, including my article!
It includes all these free gifts - 
Floral Panel Die
  6x6 Stencil
  23 Stamps
Embossing Folder
162 Papers and Toppers
 Simply leave a comment here and I will randomly pick the winner on 
  Wednesday 1st May 2019!
Good luck - and spread the word!



Saturday, 27 April 2019

For you


Hello. A little bit of a change from my usual bright colours today. I bought the little black vase as a prop and then had to make a monochrome card to match it! The flowers are from the 
'Moderne Flowers' stamp set by Colourific and I also stamped the envelope. The feather pen was in one of my Sweet Treat boxes, I knew it would be a prop one day!

And, I have news. I have been asked to join the Colourific design team. There's exciting times ahead for this new stamp company and I am excited to be part of it.  

Have you entered my magazine box set giveaway? All the details are here.


Friday, 26 April 2019

Pocket Journal Page


Hello. I had a few bits and bobs left over from my April Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan that I wanted to use up. Plus, I wanted to have a play with the swirly stencil (a stencil is in the box every month). 

So I got out my pocket sized journal, some inks and some texture paste. I cut out the words from the journalling cards and I cut the doily and stickers in half to make them go further! I had enough bits to make a tag too!

While you are here don't forget to enter my magazine box set giveaway. Details are here.


Thursday, 18 April 2019

111 Places - part 4


Hello. I've been out and about again, ticking off another place in my '111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn't Miss' project.  If you haven't a clue what I'm on about part 1 is here and part 2 is here and part 3 is here!

This time I was at number 106 in the book. The University Cafe in Byres Road. It's an old style cafe that has changed little since 1918. Hot Peas are still on the menu!


 The other insert in this travellers notebook is my Nature Journal. 
Love how they are both getting a little chunky!



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

smile



Hello. Do we really know what our pets get up to when they are alone? I like to think that as well as a very long snooze they have fun, maybe even taking selfies like the dogs and cats on these cards! 


The stamps are from the Picture Perfect set by My Favourite Things and the die cuts are by Mama Elephant. I coloured using my Inktense watercolour pencils.



Saturday, 13 April 2019

Hobonichi - April Update



Hello. It's time for the monthly update on my Hobonichi Techo. If you are new to my Hobo' updates my March update is hereFebruary update is here and the January update is here (January includes a bit of background info').

I have filmed a quick flip through of January to March, have a peek here.

The page above is all about what turned out to be D-day! We had lunch at the Dandelion Cafe, and saw Dippy, Dali and Da Vinci at Kelvingrove. If you get a chance to see any of the drawings you should go, they are amazing. 


We treated ourselves to an overnight stay in Dunkeld and spent the next day in Aberfeldy. If you are in the area I can highly recommend the Watermill for lunch/coffee/cake!


Sometimes I just do a bit of stamping, washi and stickers. 
Some days there's just not much happening!


Nearly half way through April already, I have kept my start page clean and simple.
And here is where she lives, alongside her mate from last year!