Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cloudy Cow Bundle

I decided on a whim to purchase a Cloudy Cow Bundle.  
These are not subscription boxes.  They are a surprise stationery bundle worth at least £10.  

They cost £10 plus postage and packaging, which in my case was £2.50 (UK); so £12.50 in total. Please note I have purchased this with my own money, and all views are 100% my own. 

It came in a box which fits through the letterbox, ideal so you don't have to be in or go and fetch it from a post office.  The goodies are wrapped in yellow tissue paper, which I will recycle into a mixed media project at some point in the future.  

Inside the bundle is a nice welcome note:

Inside I have two washi tapes.  There is one with feathers on which I love! The other is flowers but I'm not quite so keen on but feel I will still use it.  

Sticky notes, which to be honest I don't like.  However I'll pass these on to someone else who will use them.

A watermelon pencil case.  This I love the bright yellow colour, and have put some pens in it straight away! It is now in my bag and used daily.    

Four stickers which to be honest I do not like at all! These really are not my kind of thing.  So again these will go to a new home with someone who will love them and want to use them.  

A mustache pen, it reads 'Mr Flower Mustache is vintage'. 
This pen and writes really nicely and is black ink.  

These stickers I absolutely LOVE! These will be perfect for my planning, and I would like to know where to get them as I would definitely buy more of them! I'm usually a fan of colourful stickers, but these black and white ones really appeal to me! Very happy with these.  

Next we have some flower stickers.  Again these will be useful for my planning, but also card making.  

Here is everything together, there were also some die cut clouds from white paper and a Cloudy Cow card.  

Overall a good mixture of stationery items in this bundle.
As I've said some are not to my personal taste, but will be to other people.  So I will happily pass these on to someone who will like them, so they are likely to go into my giveaway which I'm in the process of putting together at the moment. 
I like the majority of the items in this bundle and have already started using several of them.  I think it is highly likely I will buy another bundle in the future.  I personally feel it is worth the money spent (£12.50) even with the items I am passing on to another home. 

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Aliciabel DT Favourites

Now to showcase some of my favourite DT creations from my time on the Aliciabel DT.  
I am hoping to return to this DT very soon!

Using Cinderella

These are just my favourite Aliciabel cards I've made, but I have lots of the images printed, some are even partly coloured up! So hopefully I'll be able to make some cards and be back on the DT asap!!

Friday, 27 May 2016

April's Happy Paper Club Unboxing

So here I am again with the next unboxing of the Happy Paper Club!
This is April's box.

So here are some close ups of the items:

 This is the full contents to start with:

This is the quote this month.
"If you don't like how things are, change it.  You're not a tree"
This is a very good quote for me this month actually.  I'm toying with various things in my life and there are definitely areas which I would like to change, so this quote is very fitting right now for me!  

The greeting card this month
I have to be honest I don't like this one.  I make cards so don't really have a need for cards like this.  But to be honest I just don't like the glass.  But it will still more than likely find it's way to a new home as I don't make many male cards.  

All of the packaging comes with a sticker like this.  So they are good for the environment.  I've popped them into our compost bin, but we shall see how well they biodegrade.  

 Cool pencil!  
I love writing in pencil so this will definitely get used plenty.  
Lovely little quote on it too,
"Live Happy Your Way"

Lastly is the menu planner pad. 
This I absolutely LOVE! 
I regularly plan meals and have tried doing this in many different ways.  This will be handy to jot down ideas for meals and do a shopping list which I can rip off the bottom and take with me (if I'm not doing online shopping).  

 So I'm happy with this month's box!
It will all go to good use, in fact I used the menu planner pad and pencil this morning to sort out our weekly meals and shopping!

I have been considering joining the travelling postcard phase, so I can use the postcards for that.  Or alternatively in my creative work either mixed media or card making. 

Disclaimer: I have purchased this with my own money, all opinions are 100% my own. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Oddball Art Co. DT

I'm really hoping to get back to my DT commitments asap.
I have started to colour images again which is an achievement for me given it's been about 8 months!
So I wanted to repost several of my favourite DT cards to date, starting with Oddball Art.

Here are several of my favourite cards since being on their DT in October 2014.
I've taken them from my original blog and watermarked them to this new site. 

Using retired Whimsy Stamps Jenny Has A Cure Image

 The last two are using different aspects of the same image Anne and Droid (No. 236)

I hope you like these and there will be several more coming soon!

You can get 10% off your purchase from Oddball Art when you use coupon code DTANG10