Thursday, 17 April 2014

Giving Trees

Thursday, 17 April 2014

I've added a new set of Image Stamps to the Boutique this morning : )

They are called 'Giving Trees' and they are a set of 4 images, of a single tree with different things growing on them … apples, lemons, cupcakes and little acorns. And they each have their own inspirational sentiment.

Here they are in a little more detail …

'Giving Trees' Image Stamps

The set includes
- 4 black & white outline image stamps.
- The designs print as individual A4 sheets,
- as 4 images on a single sheet of A4,
- on a white background, ready for you to cut or punch out.
- The download includes each image with an inspirational sentiment. And without a sentiment too.
- Their retail price will be £2.99

These are the images ...

The sentiments I've included are …
Apple Tree - 'Patience can be bitter … but it's fruit is sweet!'
Lemon Tree - 'When life gives you lemons … make lemonade!'
Cupcake Tree - 'It's the little things … that make life big!'
Little Acorns Tree - 'Every oak tree started out … as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground!'

And this is how they look in print ...

If you'd like to take a closer look, you can find the 'Giving Trees' *here* in the Boutique.

And as little Easter treat, they are priced at just £1.99, that's 30% off, just 'til Easter Sunday : )

I hope you like them!

Enjoy the Easter holidays everyone! And a lovely long weekend : )

Love Liz xx

  • Card Bases: A6 Card hand cut from a sheet of A4 White Card, printed with 'Natural Calico' and 'Cashmere Mist' from 'Natural Neutrals'
  • Patterned Papers: 'Little Polka Dots' in 'Pure Crimson' and 'Wild Willow'. From The Colour Collection.
  • Images with Sentiments: 'Giving Tree' Image Stamps, coloured with chalks.
  • Glitter: Glamour Dust Glitter in 'Crystal' by DecoArt.
  • Pinking Shears, Small Crystals, Natural Button Twine.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I Made Paper Carrots!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

This weekend I had an idea to make some little carrots from card.

I wanted some larger-sized carrots to decorate some Easter-themed treats. And some identical, but tinier-sized carrots for a matching card.

The carrots went great. Exactly to plan. They turned out just as I had hoped. And they were super-simple too. I've put a tutorial to show you how I made them at the end of this post : )

My gift-wrapped Easter Treats did too. You can see those later as well.

But my card, didn't turn out at all as I expected. As soon as I laid my tiny little carrots on my card base, which was one of my favourite Chalk Square Recycled Card Bases from Paperchase, I knew immediately it was a card for a gardening Grandad.

Isn't it? Not at all what I had expected to make. But I love it all the same.

This is how I made the carrots ...

To make a basic carrot, you will need ...
Orange card, cut or punched into triangles
Strong adhesive tape
Green Raffia

1. Cut some strips of raffia, and, grouping them together in the centre, tape them to the reverse side of one of your carrot shapes.

2. Trim them to neaten them.

3. And you're done. You have paper carrots!

I used mine to decorate these ...

… little Easter treat bags made from Kraft Paper a la this.


Love Liz xx

  • Card Base: Chalk Square Recycled Card Base. From Paperchase
  • Sentiments: 'Tiny Easter Sentiments'
  • Adhesive: 'Stick-It Permanent Adhesive Roller. By DoCrafts.
  • Triangle Punch: Woodware Super Duper Triangle Punch(Lilac))
  • Orange Card, Kraft Button Twine, Adhesive Tape, Green Raffia

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Pretty Printemps Offer Ends Today

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Just a little note to remind you that the Introductory Price Offer on the new 'Pretty Printemps' Pattern Pack, ends today.

If you haven't got yours yet, you can find them *here* in the Boutique : )

Love Liz xx

  • Card Base: White A6.
  • Layer: cut from a Chalk Square Recycled Card Base by Paperchase.
  • Patterned Papers: 'Pretty Printemps' Pattern Paper Pack
  • Sentiment: Dovecraft Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set DCVW0050
  • Hexagon Dies: My Favorite Things
  • Small Crystals and Sequins, Pinking Scissors, Kraft Twine

Friday, 11 April 2014

Weekend Craft Project: Little Gift Pouches

Friday, 11 April 2014

These little Sour Cream Container-type gift bags are the ones I made last week to show you my new 'Pretty Printemps' papers. I've had a few requests for a tutorial to show you how I made them.

So here you go : )


To make a basic gift pouch, you will need ...
Patterned paper or card, cut into rectangles approx 6" x 4"(A6) in size.
Strong Adhesive.

1. Apply your adhesive to three edges of your piece of paper - the 2 longest and 1 of the shorter edges.

2. Stick the two shortest sides firmly together, taking care not to create a crease or a fold in your paper.

3. Firmly press the shorter edges together to seal your gift pouch at one end. Pop your goodies inside.

4. Then press the edges together at the opposite end, in the opposite direction to seal your goodies inside.

Congratulations! You now have a basic, finished sour cream container gift pouch.
You can now decorate it any way you like it to finish : )

Lovely, aren't they?
Thank you all for visiting this week. Have a happy crafty weekend everyone!

Love Liz xx

  • Patterned Papers: 'Pretty Printemps' Pattern Paper Pack
  • Adhesive: 'Stick-It Permanent Adhesive Roller. By DoCrafts.
  • Heart Punch: Woodware Regular Heart Punch(Orange))
  • Kraft Button Twine and tiny wooden pegs

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pretty Printemps And A Fluffy Little Chick

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Love Liz xx