Sunday, 19 November 2017

Three Little Tags

Hello. I made some tags! 
I used My Favourite Things Blueprint Tag die set to cut out the pieces. 
The cute little skater is 'Little Bits Winter Collection' by Stamping Bella.
 I coloured with ZIG real brush markers.
 Sparkly sequins - job done!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Felt Fairies

Hello. Guess what I made at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meeting? Three gorgeous felt fairies. I have displayed them on my twiggy tree. Hubby thinks there has been a fairy massacre and they have been impaled. I simply ignore everything hubby says!! So that's another new obsession to add to last months beading - needle felting!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

RubberMoon happy mail!

Hello. Look what my friend Debra sent me! Debs and I 'met' a couple of years ago through a happy mail Facebook group and we have been exchanging letters, postcards and small gifts all the way over the pond ever since. But this time, wow, look what she sent!! All because I admired these gorgeously quirky stamps from RubberMoon that she had used on some makes over on her blog here.

There's four moon type stamps, two quirky birds, two sentiments some stickers and a badge! And I couldn't wait to have a play.....

First up a fairly clean and simple style. The little birdie has been watercoloured, fussy cut then added to the card over a doily and some diecut papers. Sequins and the sentiment are the perfect finishing touch.

Next a page in my art journal. Inky, painty background using circle stencils. A touch of gold paste, some washi and word stickers.I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

And finally, a bigger card. For the background here I used my infusions 'golden sands' and then stencilled over the top with brown ink. I drew around the leaves with my white Signo pen. The birds are watercoloured, fussy cut and then adhered to the background. Enameled dots and sentiment complete it nicely.

I know I'm going to have loads of fun with these stamps so a big thank you to Debs and RubberMoon!

Monday, 6 November 2017

magazine article

Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper boxed kit Die-cutting Essentials (Special Edition). As well as the magazine, which includes my article on new baby cards, you get loads of crafty goodies. A stamp set of 28 stamps, a shop front die, 3 embossing folders and a 98 item paper and topper pack! 

A great crafty read, loads of inspiration and all those free gifts, go on treat yourself!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

November Sweet Treat Box

Hello, as promised I'm back to share what's in the November Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. Well, as you can see it's packed full of Christmas goodies. Journaling cards, sequins, a gorgeous pen, 12x12 sticker sheet with co-ordinating paper, in fact, why not watch my unboxing video here
for the full reveal.

I also have a 10% off code for the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

It's Christmas!

Hello. So here we are at 1st November - how did that happen? I was going to tell you that these are the first Christmas cards to be made this year but that would be a fib! I made Christmas cards for magazine commissions back in August!! But, these are the first for my own use.

Couldn't resist treating myself to some of the new Stamping Bella stamps. The one above is 'Polar Bear and Mousie' and the one below is 'The Walrus, The Polar Bear and The Penguin. I used my Zig Real Brush Markers to colour and the paper is 'Woodland Winter' by BoBunny.

I've been thinking for a while that I miss being part of a cardmaking challenge team. I used to be on many teams. Penny Black Saturday and Papertake Challenge to name just a couple. Now I am just a 'no pals' lonely cardmaker. So, if anyone's on a team and they are looking for an extra pair of crafty hands please give me a shout.

Be back tomorrow to share what's in this month's Sweet Treat box, see you then!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

More Memories - part four

Hello. I am so pleased with myself! My memory keeping in my Sn@p album is pretty much up to date. I have decided that the secret is printing the pictures as soon as possible. Then they are good to go whenever you have a few spare minutes.

The first page are views of the trees and the path in the park that backs on to our house. This is where the dog gets walked everyday. The pages below are the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow and then yours truly fooling around. I can never resist popping my head into these cardboard cutouts (do they have a real name?) and this one matches my haunted home image perfectly.

You can see more of my album in this blog post here.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

reach for the stars to the moon and back!

Hello. A little while back I won the monthly challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts. It was a voucher to spend in the shop and this was one of the stamps sets I chose. It's called 'little dreamers' byWplus9.
I have kept the cards fairly plain to show off the sweet images. Just a piece of patterned paper behind the image panel and a water colour wash on the diecut panel itself.

The landscape painting programme is back on the telly tonight. One hour of telly bliss!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hello. This is a bit bold don't you think? At first I wasn't sure, but it's growing on me! The stamp and butterfly die is by Waffle Flower ' enveloper little birdie'. I coloured using my ZIg Real Brush markers.

I am entering my card into the challenge over at Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

beaded snowflakes

Hello. At my monthly Craftaholics meeting I made these! Three new snowflake decorations for my tree. Surprisingly quick and easy once you know how, my demonstrator did a wonderful job of teaching me!

Next month it's felted angels, can't wait. Will let you know how I get on!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

magazine article

Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper boxed kit packed with inspiration for Christmas. As well as the magazine, which includes my article on shaker cards, you get loads of crafty goodies. An A4 stamp set, 7 dies, an embossing folder and loads of papers. 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Did I Miss the Cake?

Hello. By the look on the little bears face he certainly did miss the cake! The stamp set is 'Friends for All Seasons - Fall' by Wplus9. I bought it (and another, but more of that later) with the voucher I won over at the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge.

So, it seems only right and proper that I should enter this card into their new challenge which is a fabby sketch....

Monday, 2 October 2017

October Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan

Hello. I'm here to share what's in my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan.  
 If you want to see the contents of the box in more detail I did a quick unboxing video 
which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to planner printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!

So, if you want to know more about how the boxes work, order a one off box or subscribe to a monthly box simply click here.

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

More Memories - part three

Hello. I've been busy adding a few more pages to my Simple Stories Sn@p Album. 
This time featuring a cottage break in Alston and a two night break in Alnmouth.

A day trip to Hexham, and yes, that's me in the stocks! 
Punishment for spending too much time in the craft shop!!

A blackboard sign outside a cheese shop - 

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to diss a Brie
I Cheddar the world and the Feta cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton

Our lucky greyhound Boyd was left treats by the house dog when we spent a very relaxing two days at the St Valery. A boutique B&B in Alnmouth. 
I can totally recommend a stay here, very luxurious.

You can read parts one and two of my memory keeping blog posts here and here.

Monday, 25 September 2017

magazine article

Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper 130 pages packed with inspiration for Christmas. I have some cards featured made using honeycomb paper. A first for me, but great fun!

So treat yourself to a great crafty read, pour yourself your favourite cuppa (or if it's after 5pm your favourite tipple) and while away the hours on your most comfy chair planning all your Christmas makes!

Sunday, 24 September 2017


Hello. When my crafty mojo does a runner I turn to my Penny Black hedgehogs. Colour these cute little hedgies and then the card almost makes itself! The one above is 'game on' and below is 'born wild'. I coloured with my Inktense pencils.