Friday 26 February 2021

Happy Birthday

Hello. Today I have a super girly card to share. The stamp set is 'flower girl' by Waffle Flower and the background paper is 'refreshed' by Authentique. I'm afraid I don't know the name of the background die panel - I really should have used a sticker on the back before I threw away the packaging. 

Once again I filmed a step by step showing how I coloured using Copic markers and how I put the card together. You can watch here....

I am entering the challenge at Cute Card Thursday....feminine.

Thursday 25 February 2021

find your balance

Hello. Today I have a super easy mixed media/collage page to share. Brown paper bags, ABStudios Crafters Bundle, some paint and stamping - job done! And.....I had the sewing machine out, I think the random stitching looks cool, what do you think? 

There's another video.....

ABStudios goodies are available over at Paper, Pen and Plan (quote LIZ10 for 10% off).

Monday 22 February 2021

Altered Golden Book - new nature journal

Hello. Have you heard of Golden Books? Up to a few weeks ago I hadn't either! Then I watched a video and some clever person altered one and I knew it was something I wanted to try. Off I went online and found some Golden Books in a second hand bookshop. 

So far I have taken the original book pages out, made a new spine, sewn in three signatures that include the original book pages, in fact - why not take a look at my short flip through video, it explains it better!

 I will film a 'how to alter a Golden Book' with another one of my books soon.

This will be my new nature journal, as you can see from this blog post my old one has become a chunky monkey and deserves to be retired!

I am super pleased with how this has turned out and can't wait to decorate it more and add loads of entries. I will be stamping, collaging, journalling and anything else that takes my fancy!

Sunday 21 February 2021

Best Wishes From All Of Us

Hello, today I have a card to share. Aren't these woodland creatures super cute? I'm loving these Anita Jeram stamps by Colorado Craft Company, the set I used here is called 'better together'. I coloured the stamped image using watercolour markers, watch how - I filmed a step by step -

The diecut daisy is by Sizzix 'wildflower stems #1' and the sentiment is by Mama Elephant 'everyday greetings'. The background paper is from a 6x6 pad called 'spring fling' by Pebbles. 

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts....anything goes.

Saturday 20 February 2021

Alice Postcard Project - part 4

Hello. Today I have number 4 in my altered Alice in Wonderland postcards project to share. This one is a wee bit simpler than the others. A bit of patterned paper for the background and various bits and bobs collaged on top. Have a look at my process video to see how I pulled it all together....

Here are links to previous blog posts on this project - 

Thursday 18 February 2021

Nothing Rhymed

Hello. I made another little journal. 

This one was really quick and easy and pays tribute to my favourite singer/songwriter. 

Want to find out more and follow my step by step? Click here - 

The ABStudios paper pads are available here at Paper, Pen and Plan (quote LIZ10 for 10% off).

Sunday 14 February 2021


Hello, today I have a card to share. A modern, clean and simple take on flowers. The stamp set is 'doodle buds' by Wplus9 and the papers are 'black&white' by Glitz.

I have filmed a step by step video on how I put this card together and would love if you took a look!

I am entering the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday....clean and simple.

Saturday 13 February 2021

Alice Postcard Project - part 3

Hello. I'm back today to share another Alice postcard project. This is postcard number 3 'Curiouser and Curiouser'. This time I added texture using a stencil and some texture paste. Once again I filmed a process video and you can watch that here on my channel.

If you missed part 1 and 2 you can find the blog post here.

Thursday 11 February 2021

A Strange and Wonderful Place

Hello. I've been having more fun in my Prima Mixed Media Book, and this time I filmed it
The video is a little long but you can either grab some stash and play along with me or use the fast forward button! I don't mind either way!! 

I used ABStudios stamps and paper, grab them over at Paper, Pen and Plan (quote LIZ10 for 10% off ).

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Micro Art Journal

Hello. For a couple of years now I have been joining in 'Tiny TN Tuesday' (TN-travellers notebook). Clare, the owner of Paper, Pen and Plan hosts this every Tuesday over in the Facebook group! 

I love this little micro so much, I am on volume 2 and will soon need a volume 3! I have never really shared on my blog as it's a facebook thing but I thought the time had come. It's amazing what you can do on tiny pages, sometimes it's just a sticker or two, but sometimes I go all out mixed media. 

The pages above are today's efforts, it's definately a snow day here! The page below is a collage, and is one of my favourite pages.

I have filmed a three minute flip through and you can see that here on my channel or click below. If you want to join in you can grab a micro journal here. Don't forget to join the PP&P facebook group to share your tiny pages! 

Sunday 7 February 2021

You Are Pretty Much The Best Ever

Hello, I have a card to share today, I have also filmed a step by step on how to make it! You can pop over to my channel here or click on the video below. 

The stamp is 'sweet surrender' by Penny Black and the sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set called 'I Like You'. Loads more info' in the video, have a nosey, and if you subscribe you won't miss any future videos! 

I am entering my card into the following challenges - 

Saturday 6 February 2021

Alice Postcard Project - parts 1 and 2

Hello, I have started a new ongoing project. I am altering a box of Alice in Wonderland postcards! 
I also have plans to share my process with you and you can watch my first video here - 
I will be collaging, stamping, inking, adding texture and learning as I go along. I bought an inexpensive Alice book and I am clipping the words from that. For these first two postcards I have stuck with the Alice theme but as time goes on it may just be general messiness!

So that's the first two 'in the bag'. I am trying to grow my You Tube subscribers and I would love if you joined me and subbed to my channel, and let me know in the comments if you like this sort of 'longer, talkie' sort of video. Anyway, shameless plug over, stay safe, stay home, happy crafting!

Thursday 4 February 2021

February Sweet Treat Box

Hello. It's Thursday so that means it's time to share my project for Paper, Pen and Plan. Well, my February box popped through the letter box yesterday. Wow! Before I tell you about my project, let me share what is in my box.

Gorgeous pompom trim, ribbon, twine, length of fabric, wooden frame, ink pad, doily and gems!

A transfer foil set and a handy bullet journal stencil.

Patterned papers, sticker sheets and diecut shapes and tags. Like I said, wow!

So, I decided to make something for my planner. It's a triple folder with pockets. The front (top pic') has a handy calendar that pulls out from a pocket.

Open it up and it has my 'to do' lists. Open it further and it has pull out planner pages.

I decorated using the trim, ribbon and stickers from the box. You can grab yourself a box here.

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Arteza Art Journal - part 3

Hello. Another mixed media scene in my Arteza Journal. This time the background is patterned tissue paper, texture paste through a brick wall stencil and watercolour paints. 

The main focal point images are from the Lady Vagabond paper pad by Stamperia. I have only fairly recently discovered Stamperia, where have I been? 


Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nature Journal - part 15

Hello. I have another entry in my nature journal to share. This one records a snowy walk in the park next to where we live. I have kept the colours very pale and muted to hopefully reflect the white of the snow! 

The pictures were printed from my phone using my PeriPage mini printer. This little printer needs no ink, it prints on a roll of receipt paper. Not perfect pics but good enough to record in a journal. And, of course, I still have the originals in my phone! 

The background is patterned paper and the 'January bear' is a snippet from a magazine. I stamped the words and date. I also stamped the green branches using my ABStudio Twig rubber stamp, it's available here (quote LIZ10 for 10% off).

Parts 1-14 of my nature journal are here -