Thursday, 14 September 2017

eat, drink and be scary!


Hello. I think little Mrs Witchie and Mr Frankenstein's Monster are more cute than scary, don't you agree? The spooky papers, stickers and that stamp are from this months Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. I know, how many makes can that girl make from one box of stash?


Monday, 11 September 2017

art journal pages


Hello. The girls over at Paper, Pen and Plan run a 'just for fun' challenge called Messy Monday. Each week is a different theme. I've been using the challenge to add pages to my art journal. The page above is 'paint' and the page below is 'song lyrics'.


Fancy giving it a go? Find out more in the friendly facebook group here (this link may not work as it is a Facebook group which you will need to join - just search for Paper, Pen and Plan in facebook, thank you Craftypam!)


Friday, 8 September 2017

Halloween!


Hello. I have something a little different today. Using papers from my September Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan I made new decorations for my tree. This tree lives in the corner of the crafty room and it's had hearts and flowers on it all summer. It's now decked out for spooky season.  


I also made two cards using the papers and some of the co-ordinating stickers. And I still have loads left to do a few pages in my Simple Stories album - a project for next month I think!


If you fancy a little spend, and I know some brand new stock has just been added, 
here is a code for 10% off!
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/paperpenandplan


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

new home


Hello. I'm still really taken with my Stamping Bella stamps. This one is 'fairy garden house'. I watercoloured the stamped image and stencilled the background.

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts...new beginnings.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Hi!


Hello. Woohoo, I won the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge with this card. I'm so happy that my card was chosen by the lovely team over there but I'm even happier about the £20 I get to spend in my favourite shop!

And here is my entry for this month's challenge which is 'spotlight it'. The stamp is from the 'photo bomb' set by Mama Elephant. And the (perfectly matched) paper is from 'sketchbook' by Amy Tangerine.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

you're gnome spring chicken


Hello. I bought this stamp set - 'gnome spring chicken' by Creative Expressions in the sale at my local crafty shop. A few of the stamps in the set are clearly Spring-like but I thought there was enough for me to use throughout the year. And, you know me, I can't resist a punny sentiment!

I am entering the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - too cute.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

September 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 planner printables.
You will get a secret code in your box!


Using stash from the box I made a little double page spread in my Travellers Notebook. The gorgeous felt A6 Travelers Notebook Cover is available here from my friend Jaine's Etsy store.


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 sell loads of cute planner bits and bobs over in the Etsy store here.  They also stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies.  Oh, and I know some super cute Washi tape has just been added - and it's selling fast!

Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!


Monday, 28 August 2017

happy birthday


Hello. When lacking in inspiration and ideas who you gonna' call? No, not ghostbusters! A Penny Black stamp and Blueprints dies, it never fails.

Pick out some papers, this time they are all from Doodlebug 'stars and stripes'. Die cut the background pieces using My Favourite Things Blueprints 14. Stamp 'London Calling' by Penny Black, colour and cut out. A button, twine and sentiment - job done.

I am entering these challenges -

Penny Black and More - all creatures great and small
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - bright colours

I wonder who the little hedgie is calling?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

a fairy


Hello. There's that doily stamp again! This time I've used it along with 'garden fairy' from Stamping Bella. Not sure about stamping the sentiment over the doily stamp but hey ho it's done now. Lesson learned for future!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

you are beary special


Hello. Have you ever bought a stamp, put it away unused and then about two years later use it and now wonder why you have never used it 'cos you're really quite pleased with how it turned out? Well, that very thing happened to me with the doily stamp I used on this card. In fact, it's still on my desk to be used again! The bear and all the flowery images are the 'bear & bird' stamp set by Waffle Flower.

I stamped the doily using a Versa Magic chalk ink 'mango madness'. The bear and all his trimmings are stamped using Versafine 'onyx black' and coloured with ZIG real brush pens.

I am entering my card into the Seven Hills Craft Challenge. It's a colour challenge and I chose the first option. The product I bought at Seven Hills is the Waffle Flower stamp set.
 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

new home


Hello. And another in much the same style as my last card. This stamp is 'Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House'. Coloured with Zig pens and popped on a piece of patterned paper. Righty ho, short and sweet (again) as I'm busy, busy. Christmas has arrived in magazine world and I have two commissions to complete this week. Time to get the glitter out!


Monday, 7 August 2017

happy birthday


Hello. I treated myself to some of the new Stamping Bella stamps. I think these are my new addiction! This one is 'Tiny Townie Mermaid Set'. I coloured with my Zig pens, added a couple of wooden charms and a few sequins, job done!

I am entering the Cute Card Thursday challenge....charms.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Some art journaling


Hello. I don't art journal all that often but I was at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meeting yesterday and decided to do a couple of pages. I haven't actually 'journalled' on any of the pages. I guess, for me, art journaling is more about 'messy' stamping! 

The pages above feature 'Bird Crazy' and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. 
The background is patterned paper simply stuck on to my journal. 



The envelope on the inside cover has 'Enjoy Life' by Indigo Blue and 'JM34 Jofy' by Paperartsy stamped and coloured using Distress pens. The girlie on the front cover is a doll stamp by Prima. I also added some stamped butterflies and washi.


The outside cover has been stamped using 'Typewriter Text' and 'Jumbo Abstract' both by My Favourite Things and 'Word Chain' by Clarity.  


The left page features 'Words for Thought' by Stampers Anonymous and Dylusions 'Further Around the Edge' stamps. The page on the right is a napkin! I added some washi and inked around the edges.

I thoroughly enjoyed my inky crafternoon with the other ladies. Now, does anyone have any tips on how to get my fingers back to something that resembles a normal colour!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

August 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!


Using stash from the box I made a little mini scrapbook featuring our rescued greyhound, Boyd. I'm going to give this little book to Boyd's auntie. She loves to tell everyone his story so now she will have a little 'brag' book to show off too!


'It's my sofa'


Paw?


 Paws for thought!


A long tale.


Let sleeping dogs lie.

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 just started to stock some gorgeous Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn goodies. 
Quote code LIZ10 for 10% off - happy shopping!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hot off the Press!


Papercraft Essentials 149 is now on the shelves! It's jam packed with gorgeous inspiration, tutorials and loads of hints and tips. Oh, and the free gift is a Cottage Garden die and stamp set. 

I have a set of seven cards in the pull out and keep section. All using stunning stained glass window dies from Pretty Quick.


So if you love a great crafty read this one is for you.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Little Bluebirds



Hello. After all the recent blogging about Christmas lets get back to something a little more summery.
All these images are from a Stampin' Up set called 'For the Birds'.


I added a little diecut corner and 'wooden pearl' to each card.


I gave them a quick colour with my Zig pens and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.


 And here are all four together as a little set.