Monday, 3 August 2015

New Rubber! And other things ....

Christmas Boots by me! for Stampotique Originals

Ooh I just love new rubber! This week my latest designs for Stampotique originals arrived all the way from USA and I'm so exciiiiited!! You can see all of the designs *here*

I decided to start with Christmas Boots ... which is a little unusual in August but you know it's only 144 days till Christmas. Just saying. I coloured her with Copics and then a bit of Polychromos pencils on top.

Christmas Boots by me! 
Design Cube 2 and barcode by France Papillon
Journey Collage by Amy Wilson Wellenstein

In fact I have had a very pleasant afternoon just colouring in - one of my all-time favourite pastimes ;-)

(A little while ago I did a quick step-by-step guide to colouring images which you can find *here*)

Frock, Christmas Boots, Foxy, Curlz

In the UK Stampotique Originals are available from:

I don't know about you, but once I have images stamped, coloured and cut out I am usually fairly eager to stick them somewhere. Today my planner was open on my desk, and so the images just had to be stuck in there. I think they look quite at home on my busy planner pages.

Now, this isn't just any old planner. No. This is my new Foxydori planner given to me by my lovely friend Mell for my birthday, with handmade inserts. I just LOVE it and it has already kept me quite occupied over the last couple of weeks. This is my place for art, stamping, doodles, shopping lists, meal planners, etc etc you get the idea. It is also a place for me to stick tickets, receipts, notes etc which I am obsessive about collecting (at least I am honest).

Something else I am fairly obsessive about is cutting out cute pictures from magazines. All the magazines in my house have bits missing. Oh Comely magazine is my all-time favourite mag - full of quirky articles and lovely illustrations, and the pictures on this page came from there:

And these pages are full of bits I have collected. Oh, and a meal planner. Now, I am not proud of this meal planner, even I can see that it looks unhealthy and unappetising. But hey, sometimes when the fridge starts to look a bit empty you just eat what you've got left, right?!

After seeing a lovely tutorial on-line to make a card holder, I made one to fit inside my journal, to hold all of those annoying-but-essential cards that just clog up your purse. If you want to see the tutorial it's *here*

I plan to carry this planner around with me all summer, and every time I can snatch just 5 minutes I shall add a little. And it will make me happy :-)))

Byee for now!


  1. Some great journalling artwork there Kate !

  2. Just loving the new collection of stamps from you Kate. Fabulous inspiration pieces too !! Looking forward to seeing them on the shelves!!
    x catherine

  3. oooh... gorgeous... will even forgive you the Christmas stamps...

  4. That is the best planner i have seen anywhere

  5. Oh Kate, your new collection of stamps are simply GORGEOUS and I love how you have included them in this bright & cheerful journal.

  6. Fab stamps again Kate; love Christmas Boots and Jester particularly.
    Super Planner too.
    Happy journaling, happy holidays.


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