Thursday, 18 July 2019

Nature Journal - part 6


 Hello. I've made another entry in my nature journal. This time a photograph of a beautiful butterfly and just as I clicked the camera a bumble bee flew into shot! So I got a two for one!

The paper, emphemera, washi tape and stickers are all from the Vintage Botanicals range available over at Paper, Pen and Plan. I stencilled the July using my Alpha Stencil and Sponge Tip Daubers.


My previous blog posts about this journal are here -

Nature Journal - part 1
Nature Journal - part 2
Nature Journal - part 3
Nature Journal - part 4
Nature Journal - part 5


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

magical day


Hello. Today I am sharing my regular make for Seven Hills Crafts. I love to mix and match my stamp sets and that's exactly what I did here. I used my Plentiful Petals set by My Favorite Things with matching dies and Magical Day by Neat and Tangled (matching dies available here).

The background piece has been cut using my new Circle Texture die by Waffle Flower, I love this die, it hasn't left my desk since I got it! I then stamped and coloured the unicorn giving him a touch of rainbow colours. To balance the card I stamped and cut a cluster of flowers. I overlapped them and curled the leaves. The sentiment comes with the Magical Day set and I love that the words are separate stamps meaning I can stamp in different colours.

Thanks for stopping by today, there's loads more inspiration over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Peonies


Hello, today I'm sharing my regular make for Colourific. How gorgeous are these Peonies? I stamped and watercoloured with my Distress Markers, Aged Mahogany and Frayed Burlap. The background paper is from Vintage Botanicals by Simple Stories.

I would love if you popped over to the Colourific blog and followed, there's loads of great inspiration from all the team over there (and we're stuck at nine followers, how about getting us into double figures!)


Thursday, 11 July 2019

watercolour notebook


Hello. Following on from this post where I shared how I covered a notebook to use for snippets and clippings from magazines I have covered another notebook, this one is filled with watercolour paper, to use for some watercolour practice and notes. To cover the book I used paper that came in my Sweet Treat Box and stamps from the Waffle Flower set 'little painters'.

Here's a peek inside....


July is world watercolour month and over in the Paper, Pen and Plan facebook group everyone is sharing tips and techniques. Why not come and join in, we are not experts but we want to learn!

My art journal notebook and my snippets notebook are sharing space in this travellers notebook cover. Black and white covers are definately my thing just now!


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

so nice


Hello. I can't tell you how much it tickles me that my new wooden snail, a present from my lovely friend, matches the snail on my card perfectly! The stamp is 'garden visit' by Penny Black and I coloured with my Inktense pencils. The sentiment is from the 'I Like You' set by Technique Tuesday and the papers are 'Spring Fling' by Pebbles.

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

X's and O's



Hello. Today I am sharing my regular make for Seven Hills Crafts.This week I have made two lovey, dovey cards. Perfect for anniversaries, valentines or just to tell someone you love them! They were quick and easy to make and have a really modern look.

The stamp set is called X's and O's by My Favourite Things (and I know that it is on sale at a reduced price just now). The frame on the card above and the background piece on the one below have been diecut using the Stitched Squares die set by Reverse Confetti.

Thanks for stopping by today, there's loads more inspiration over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog.
 


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Baby Frame


Hello. Today I'm sharing my regular make for Colourific. Something a little bit different - I used the Mirror Mirror stamp set to make a frame. You could also use this stamp on a scrapbook page or on a memory box as a baby gift.

I would love if you popped over to the Colourific blog and followed, there's loads of great inspiration from all the team over there.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Memory Keeping - part 3


Hello. I've been busy again documenting my 'older' photographs of holidays past. In 2005 we had a short break in Barcelona, a beautiful city and long overdue another visit.


Another long weekend was spent in Prague, but once again, we cannot remember which year!


In 2010 we went with friends to the Italian town of Bergamo. 
If you ever get the chance it's well worth a visit.


My album is filling up nicely. 




Friday, 5 July 2019

111 places - part 7


Hello, I've been out and about again visiting places listed in my 
'111 Places In Glasgow You Shouldn't Miss' book. 

Number 20 Byres Road Lanes, love this place! And the art shop in the Arcade has the coolest collection of Japanese pens, pencils and notebooks, I could spend a fortune! 

Number 97 The Subway, an easy one to snag. No-one ever gets lost on the Glasgow subway it's only one circle with two sets of tracks running side by side but in opposite directions! 


My previous blog posts all about this project are here - 


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gnomes with a secret



Hello. Today I am sharing my regular make for Seven Hills Crafts. How cute are these two? I wonder what secrets they are telling! They are 'gnomes with a secret' from Stamping Bella. The 'fairy garden sign' is also Stamping Bella. I coloured with my favourite watercolours from AlteNew. The background paper is from my 'simple vintage botanicals' pad by Simple Stories and was die cut using the Wonky Stitches die.

Thanks for stopping by today, there's loads more inspiration over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog.
 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

It's Official....




Hello. Today I'm sharing my regular make for Colourific. I have used the Moderne Flowers stamp set and stamped the flowers onto gingham paper. This is a good trick if you don't have time to colour! Just remember you need to choose paper with a small pattern. 

 I would love if you popped over to the Colourific blog and followed, there's loads of great inspiration from all the team over there.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

July Sweet Treat Box


 Hello. The July Sweet Treat Box is called 'Vintage Traveler' and I love it! Vintage but modern, pinks with touches of black and travel themes running throughout. And look at the teeny tiny travellers notebook, the mini stamps fit perfectly on those small pages. As usual I have filmed an unboxing, you will see a proper close up of everything in the box. You can find it here.

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

I have used some of the stash already. I decorated the front of a notebook, I'm planning on using this book for magazine clippings that catch my eye!


Love my collection of black and white travellers notebooks.....


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Best Wishes


Hello. Today I am sharing my regular make for Seven Hills Crafts. This week I have cracked open a new stamp set 'Floral Notes' by Avery Elle. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I needed it, the unusual shape is going to be perfect for lots of different layouts.

I used my AlteNew watercolour paints to colour and the background paper is from Simple Vintage Botanicals by Simple Stories. I love that the sheet of paper has just a touch of pattern round the edges leaving the centre free for my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today, there's loads more inspiration over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog.


Sunday, 23 June 2019

Best Wishes


Hello. Today I'm sharing my regular make for Colourific. I have used the Moderne Flowers stamp set and stamped the image slightly off the die cut squares. As I used my Copic markers to colour I stamped with a Memento ink pad. The die cut squares have rounded corners so obviously I had to use my corner rounder punch on the card base to make it match!

I would love if you popped over to the Colourific blog and followed, there's loads of great inspiration from all the team over there.


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

be the reason...


Hello. Today I am sharing my regular post for Seven Hills Crafts. I decided to make two cards where the sentiment takes centre stage. The sentiment on the card above is by Lil' Inker Designs. I decided to set it back in an aperture by using Lawn Fawns Outside In Stitched Square Dies.

The sentiment on the card below is from the So Kind set by Avery Elle. The square was die cut using a Stitched Square Die by Reverse Confetti.


The cute mice are from the Garden Mice set by Newton's Nook
They are the perfect size to complement a larger sentiment.


Monday, 17 June 2019

memory keeping - part 2


Hello. Remember this blog post? I told you of my long term project of documenting my older holiday photographs well, I have completed a few more pages. They cover a trip to New York in 1999....


...and our first trip to Florida. But try as we might we cannot remember what year that was!



Sunday, 16 June 2019

happy birthday friend


Hello. Today I'm sharing my regular make for Colourific. This week I made a little milk carton gift box to match my card. The background stamps are 'Block Prints' by Hero Arts and the flower and butterfly are from 'Sun Will Rise' by Colourific

I would love if you popped over to the Colourific blog and followed, there's loads of great inspiration from all the team over there.