Would You Like To Hear My News?

Hi everyone! It's good to be back.

Who'd have thought a simple change of Internet connection could be so drawn-out and complicated? I thought it was as simple as someone flicking a switch somewhere and everything magically falls into place.

Well, unfortunately, the change of service I'd had planned recently didn't quite work out that way and took a little longer to install than I had hoped. But ... after several attempts, and a visit from a BT engineer, I am finally back online with my superfast BT Infinity Broadband connection. It might have taken longer than I'd hoped to get here, but it was definitely worth the effort! It is very fast.

It has been a little frustrating though. Not only because I have new things to add to the Boutique {which I'll show you next week} and some exciting news to share {more of that later} but I have new creations I wanted to add to the blog too. Like these ... my little Pillow Box and matching Gift Tags.

They're simple in style and simple to make too, using just the free Pillow Box Template, my 'Thank You Sentiments' and a Tag die.

I love this Tag Die. I think it's my all-time favourite. I love it's classic shape and it's lovely detail. It's only draw-back for me is it's solid design. And solid dies can make precision cutting quite difficult with digitals. They cover exactly the area we want to cut!

But I have a simple solution for them : )

I create a template which I place over the area I want to cut ...

... align my die by placing it into the template and then I put all three - the image (or sentiment in this case), the template and the die - through my cutting machine. It works a treat. And I get an accurately placed cut every time!

And my news ...?
... I'm going to be joining The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge Design Team : )

Mary & Andrea at The Ribbon Girl organise two lovely challenges for us every month - a Card Challenge & a Colour Challenge. And it's the Colour Challenge Design Team that I'll be joining.

This is the first time in all my card-making years that I've been part of another Design Team. So it's a totally new, and very exciting direction for me. It's going to be nice to take my Pink Petticoat hat off every once in a while.

And I'll be back on Sunday to show you my first creation : )

Card Credits
Kraft Card
Sentiments: 'Thank You' Sentiments
Tag Die: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 Die
Linen Twine, Button Twine & pretty Pearly Buttons

21 comments on Would You Like To Hear My News?

  1. Ah Liz, welcome back! Missed you!
    Congrats on the design team spot, I'll look forward to your creations :D


  2. Hi Liz...it's soooooo good to have you on the team at The Ribbon Girl!!

    I love your tags and pillow box.....they're perfect !


  3. These are gorgeous! I love the die and the sentiments are beautiful and congratulations on joining the Ribbon Girl DT, I've not been there long either and I love it :-)

  4. Congrats on your joining the Ribbon Girl Colour team - can't wait to see your creations. Love this set - that tag die is gorgeous and thanks for the tip on creating a template.
    Denise xx

  5. congrats i love the ribbon girl....welcome back to

  6. Fab news well done, can't wait to see the first card :-)

  7. Fabulous and its nice to know all is sorted with your broadband it can be a bit of a pain at times:)x

  8. Congratulations on your DT gig! You'll have lots of fun. Love your little pillow boxes and those gorgeous little tags too!

  9. Ooh good for you! I can't wait to see what you make! Thanks for the tags & tips too - great idea!

    Love Beth xx

  10. Very exciting and most deserved. Congratulations Liz. x

  11. Beautiful tags, thank you for the tip - its a great idea!
    And congratulations on your DT news ... can't wait to see what you make x

  12. Thank you so much ladies : )

  13. They have chosen wisely Liz! You will be a great asset to the THe Ribbon Girl! (I LOVE that tag die and the way you used it)! xxx

  14. Wow great news Liz! Can't wait to see what you've made! I have to admit that too is one of my favourite dies :)


  15. Yay Liz!!!!! I'm sooooo excited for you :) I LOVE your tags and your great tip. Thank you!!! I had to buy that die... and of course I already have your sentiments ♥

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Congratulations on your new DT post for The Ribbon Girl Liz, very well deserved!

  17. Good stuff - I am a Ribbon Girl follower - even get twine etc sent out here to NZ. You will be a great asset to the team. Now..... to get to making some die tags......

  18. Hi Liz

    Many congratulation on your Ribbon Girl DT post .. .. have fun!!

    Loving the tag die you have used here very much!

    Love Jules xx

  19. Massive congrats Liz on your new DT post with the Ribbon Girl team...you will be a great asset to the team because your cards are stunning!!

    Gorgeous pillow box & tags...Thanks for sharing a great tip with us too :o)

    hugs and xxx

  20. Totally genius!!! What a simple but foolproof solution. Thanks for sharing Liz :)

  21. oh Liz, you are an absolute star! Since starting to use digi stamps, yours in particular, I've wondered how to use solid dies with them and now you have made it all seem so simple! Thank you for the tips and I love your blog and your digital stamps (I've bought quite a few recently)! Kx