Monday 23 December 2019

January Sweet Treat Box 'Do What You Love'

Hello, my January Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan popped through the letter box early this month - one of the perks of being on the design team! My usual unboxing video is here.

So, a fresh new year and a journal (or ten) with many blank pages to fill. I will be continuing my nature, coffee and 111 places journals and I will be starting a couple of new ones but more about that later.

I am also continuing my long term project of documenting older holidays and family photographs as well as keeping new holidays and days out up to date! For this I am using Simple Stories Sn@p albums with pocket pages.

And, of course, there will be cards made along the way!

This will be my last blog post in 2019 and I would like to wish my readers and followers a very Happy Christmas and all the best in 2020. Thank you for all your lovely comments and continued support of my little blog.

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Warm Wishes

Hello, it's Tuesday so time for me to share my Seven Hills Crafts project and I have a card to share that would be perfect for a winter birthday. I used my Winter Sparrow stamp set by Wplus9 to stamp the sparrow and foliage (matching dies are here).

I love that the stamps are all individual parts of the image meaning you can totally change things up. I decided on a sparrow this time but you could do a robin, a bluetit, a chaffinch or a brightly coloured bird from your imagination!

I made a circle frame using two dies from the Stitched Circle Stax set by My Favourite Things to mount the stamped images on to. Everything was attached to the base card using foam squares.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Trio of Thank You Cards

Hello, it's Tuesday so time for me to share my Seven Hills Crafts project. Call me old fashioned but I still send 'thank you' cards. I know that these days a text or an email is more likely but what could be nicer than a handmade card popping through the letter box to say thank you for a lovely present or dinner or just for being there when you needed them.

The background papers are from the 6x6 pad 'Home Again' by Carta Bella, I love all the shades of teal in this pad. The flowers, sentiments and the double outlines round the sentiments are all from the 'Annuals' stamp set by Concord & 9th.

The double outline and sentiment was stamped directly onto the white cardstock panel. I then stamped the flowers onto watercolour card using Versafine Onyx Black, coloured with my Altenew watercolour paints and trimmed around (the matching dies are available here). I drew a freehand line around the edge of the white panel to match the style of the stamped lines. As a finishing touch I added enamel shapes, there's a huge choice in the store here.

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!

Friday 6 December 2019

Coffee Journal - part 4

Hello. I've not made an entry in my coffee journal in a while. That's not to say we've not been out for coffee (and cake) I'm just a little bit behind with my journalling!

So, this is a little gem of a place. Tucked away down a side street off Great Western Rd in the west end of Glasgow. It's called the Broken Clock, and yes, they do have a broken clock! They also have, as hubby says in his review, 'the best cakes ever'.

You may wonder why toilets get a mention. Some of these little coffee shops have no facilities, apparently you only need to have them if there are more than six tables, so now you know!

Coffee Journal - part 1 is here.
Coffee Journal - part 2 is here.
Coffee Journal - part 3 is here.

Thursday 5 December 2019

December Sweet Treat Box 'Love Your Selfie'

Hello, how did this happen? The December Sweet Treat Box already! This one is all geared up for memory keeping and I love the colour scheme of soft yellow, grey and pops of black.

Each month I put all the items from the box in a tray from some old packaging. I like to keep it out on the side of my desk and challenge myself to use it all up by the time the next months box pops through the letter box! As usual I have filmed an unboxing. And you can find out all about getting your own box here.

And while I'm here ....the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop is having a sale, loads of gorgeous stash at 30% off!