Monday, 24 July 2017

Look, no layers!


Hello. I've been having loads of fun with quick and easy stamping! No papers, no colouring, no embellishments. Just me, some stamps and my little chalk ink pads.


I love that these quirky dogs look like greyhounds, well, apart from the one in the middle!



And the final set includes my favourite - the succulents in the middle. Very on trend!! These three little sets are available to buy over in my Etsy shop here.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Latest magazine cards


Hello. Have you seen the latest boxed magazine on the shelves?
 It's Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection. Along with the mag' you get -
 
Three die set.
Ten co-ordinating stamps.
Embossing Folder.
Honeycomb Stencil.
Patterned Paper Pack.

The theme is floral, bees and dragonflies, totally gorgeous! Although I may be a bit biased as I have a set of cards in the mag'. So, if you love loads of free gifts and a great crafty read this one is for you.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

More Memories - part two!



Hello. Following on from this blog post I'm sharing a few more pages in my Simple Stories Sn@p album. I love memory keeping in these sort of albums. You get a mix of patterned thick card pages, some plain kraft pages and a mix of clear plastic pockets that you simply slide your pics into. 
Just add a few stickers and job done. 
 

I also love to decorate the cover. 
This is my yellow album so the paper from the Emoji set matches perfectly.


And the front page inside.....let's do this!


This is my second album and I was looking through my first one the other day and it's amazing how these are a great reminder of where you've been and in our case, what we ate!!

If I have put you in the notion to release some pics from your phone and get them in an album then you can buy gorgeous Simple Stories goodies over at Paper, Pen and Plan
Quote Liz10 at checkout for 10% off!


Monday, 17 July 2017

Giveaway winner!




Hello. The winner of the giveaway is.....


Well done! Email me (elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com) your snail mail and I'll hot foot it to the Post Office as soon as possible with your package of goodies! 

Thank you everyone for joining in. There will be another wee giveaway soon!


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Back from holiday giveaway!


Hello. I've been away but now I'm back. Rested and raring to get back into the crafty room! 
So as I like to share the crafty love I have put together a little bundle of brand new stamps and papers.

Summer Lovin' paper pad by Carta Bella
Urban Market  paper pad by Teresa Collins
Special Friend Stamp Set from Hero Arts
Don & Daisy Stamp by Marianne Design
Santoro Stamp Set

To win leave a comment on this post, follow the blog and spread the word!

The giveaway will close at mid day (UK time) on Saturday 15th July 2017.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

July 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 two minute unboxing video which you can see here.
As well as everything in the box subscribers get access to printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!
 

As you can see this month's box included a tube of watercolour and a paintbrush. So of course I had to add a little colour to this weeks planner pages. There's another quick video (in the hope that I'm not boring you) of the process I used to create my planner pages and you can see that one here!

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. There's also a friendly Facebook group here.
 
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They have also started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies. 

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

from all of us


Hello. I fear for the little mouse but he's doing a grand job of covering a little smudge of black ink!! The stamps are 'The Cat's Meow' by Mama Elephant and I coloured with my ZIG pens (no surprise there). 


Monday, 10 July 2017

more memories!


Hello. I have made a start in documenting the road trip we took in May. I'm working one holiday behind - but I'll get there! This trip was to a gorgeous little cottage in a wee village called Spittalfield in lovely Perthshire. Two pages so far, more to come! Nearly everything on these pages came from my monthly Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan.


And, of course, you can't forget the hound!!


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

happy birthday


Hello. A super quick and easy card to share today. The cute pup is from 'happy days' a T for transparent set by Penny Black. I coloured with my ZIG pens - I'm amazed these haven't started to run out of ink! The sentiment is from 'birthday wishes' by My Favourite Things.
 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A little bit crochet


Hello. I'm pretty pleased with myself! I've been wanting to learn crochet for ages and look what I've made! Baskets made from T-Shirt yarn. I now have baskets to hold my yarn, scissors, pens, you name it! The grey one above has handles built in and the pink one below has ribbon threaded through near the top. And, of course, they both have a big button!!


I'll be back with a card tomorrow, see you then!

Monday, 19 June 2017

a lake full of fish


Hello. Or, in these parts, a loch full of fish! This guy comes from a Stampin' Up set called 'bear hugs'. The set was sent to me a couple of years ago for a magazine commission. I made the cards for the mag' and then kind of forgot about the stamps. But the other day they popped into my head and I had to find them. And find them I did, and here is the result!

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts - birthday boy.

PS, I have a new obsession - crochet! Will share more later in the week!

Friday, 16 June 2017

wish big


Hello. A cat wearing sunglasses on a skateboard! Doesn't he look cool? 
He's from a Penny Black set called 'happy times'. 
The sentiment is from 'brushstroke birthday' by My Favourite Things.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

life is unfair



Hello. Another couple of Stamping Bella stamps dropped through the letter box the other week. This one is 'grumpy squidgy'. I did some doodling, it's been a long time since I doodled on my cards, but this little one looks like she could just have a good old scribble everywhere!

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts - use at least two dies.

Friday, 9 June 2017

June Sweet Treat Box from paper, pen and plan (summer road trip one)



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

This month's box included a handmade notebook. I 'junked' it up a little using some paint and ink. The 'let's go' and 'arrow' stencil and the stamp set are from the box too. 
The little notebook fits perfectly into my gorgeous felt A6 Travelers Notebook Cover. These are available here from my friend Jaine's Etsy store.


My little travelling watercolour set fits perfectly into the pocket on the cover!



And here it is all packed up and good to go!

I have huge plans for the rest of the box. Some of the stickers and paper will be used to document my recent holiday in my Simple Stories album and the rest of the stickers and the creative kit will be finding their way into my new Prima Jet Setter!

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. There's also a friendly Facebook group here.
 
The girls at Paper, Pen and Plan also sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They have also started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories goodies.
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!


Monday, 5 June 2017

wish upon a star


Hello. In card world there is a heart shaped constellation! The stamps are 'upon a star' by Lawn Fawn. I coloured the background and the little creatures using my ZIG real brush pens. The stars were stamped using a white ink pad but I did go over them with my white Signo pen.

I am entering the Creative Inspirations challenge - your favourite things (my ZIG pens).


Friday, 2 June 2017

Have you ever tried......


Hello. Have you ever tried to make your own stamps? Yes? Well please, please let me know the secret. No? Well, let me tell you, it's not as easy as I imagined in my head. It's all the fault of this lovely book I picked up in Paperchase. 


And, of course, you buy the bits and bobs that you need. Which very cleverly the shop have on display beside the book. I didn't know which would be best - the Lino or the Soft Cut (now there's a name that should be reported to trading standards, nothing soft about it!) so I bought both.


Mmmmm, what do you think? I'm not impressed! And, this took me a whole afternoon.
And, I'm very lucky not to have ended up in A&E!!


Now, a rubber is listed in the book as something you need. I thought it was just to rub out any mistakes you might make while tracing your chosen image. Noooo, that's not what the rubber is for. 
It took a while for the penny to drop - you carve the rubber! 
Much easier, but still not entirely successful. 
So, here is the end result. Lines cut to make a background and a little flower carved from the rubber.
I guess it's one of those things that takes practice. Anyone want to buy ten Lino Cutters, Lino, Soft Cut and a bag of cheap rubbers? Go on, you know you want to!!

I am not entering my card into any challenges - making it was challenge enough!


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

howdy


Hello. This little card was really quick and easy. No colouring and no fussy cutting. I stamped using various colours of Versamagic chalk ink Dew Drops and I have the dies that match the stamps! The stamps are 'stuck on you' by Lawn Fawn and the patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad by Jillibean Soup called 'saffron yellow pepper soup' (don't you just love the names of some of these pads).


Monday, 29 May 2017

sending you smiles


Hello. I'm back from my holiday. We spent some chill time, just me hubby and the lazy greyhound, at a gorgeous little cottage in Perthshire. I took loads of pics for the next few pages in my Simple Stories album. I'll do a little video to share soon!

My card features a stamp from a Penny Black set 'happy times' and I coloured with my ZIG pens. The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad 'nine & co' by Teresa Collins. The die is 'tree of life' by Tutti Designs.

I am entering my card into the challenge at Penny Black & More - photo/colour inspiration.