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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Take your pick

Hi guys, yes it's Tuesday so it's time again for our challenge over at 
this time it's take your pick,

sketch 97 or free for all
use warm colours.
use a fancy fold - diamond fold, stepper or any other you can think of!! 
use buttons,
check out the blog for more details

Here's my take on it,

 I did Warm colours and a side stepper, I tried to find my button tin but after looking in my craft room on and off all day gave it up lol,

You are my Valentine Tilda is coloured with my copics and layered onto the base shape with two oval dies from Tattered Lace and a hint of cheesecloth too,
The gorgeous papers are by Maja Design as is the banner,
the hearts are made with spellbinders dies and a d-lites shoot die for the arrow,
Natural button twine from The Ribbon Girl



I also added tiny liquid pearl dots around the image too,
Flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
hope you'll join us in the fun!!
Challenges
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - spots or stripes
Totally Tilda - Easel, stepper or Joy fold card
Tilda's Town - Be my Valentine
Marvelous Magnolia - Love

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

GDT for Simon Says Stamp blog

Hi all,
the other month the lovely Stephanie ( marketing Director) of Simon Says Stamp, asked me if I would like to be a Guest designer on their blog
I of course said yes and felt very honoured to have been asked, 



here are a couple of sneak peeks, if you wish to see more of the cards pop to the blog,

Thank you very much for asking me Stephanie,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ballgown Ella

Hi guys, just a quick post while Tegans having a nap lol, 
The other day the lovely Christine from Paper Nest Dolls sent me  some  Digi images and asked if I would like to use them, I couldn't wait and coloured up Ballgown Ella with my distress re-inkers,

I used some of my favourite Maja design papers again, cheesecloth, gorgeous flowers from 
Sweet Lilac and the beautiful Clementine embroidered tulle in ivory from The Ribbon girl, so love this stuff plus the Diamante embellishment from there too,
As you can see I added a few liquid pearl dots around her too,

Challenges
Paper nest dolls - anything goes

well best be off lol,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Get in shape at PTW

Hi everyone,
it's that time again for our paper Take Weekly challenge and this time is to

use 3 or more different shapes, your base card counts as one,
we are kindly being sponsored by the fabby The Ribbon Girl, thanks girls,

It was my sisters Birthday yesterday and this is what I made for her,

The base card shape is made with a Go Kreate die, then I've added a square piece on top with a layer of cheesecloth in between to soften the look, 
The doily shaped die in front of that is by Noor from Tracy's shop and I embossed it and added a little distress ink to it too,
The fabulous Saturated Canary stamp called Tilly is coloured with my copics then cut out using an oval die from Tattered Lace, the edges have a light hint of distress ink on too,
The Tilda tag die adds another shape, I think that makes 4 shapes lol,
I've also used some gorgeous white ruffle edge ribbon from The Ribbon Girl,
Flowers from Sweet Lilac, pearls stash,

closer view
The sparkle is made with stickles glue,
copics used:
skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R22, R11, 
Eyes - B91, 93, 95
Purples - BV0000, BV00, BV11, V11, V15
Blues - B000, B000, B01
Shade - W0, W1, W3, W5,  0

Challenges
Fantasy stampers - fairy nice
Copic marker norge - anything goes

hope you'll join us in the fun,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Whoop Whoop!!!!

Hi all, how excited am I,
I'm on the The Ribbon Girls Design Team!!!!
so doing a happy dance here lol,
Thank you Mary and Andrea,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Criss cross card for a change

Hi everyone,
the other day I bought some gorgeous papers from Scrap and Craft  and some gorgeous chip board pieces too and  I love them all, the papers have a little vintage feel to them and I have found their main site here too, but you know me I don't know if I do vintage so what do you think? 
vintage or shabby chic!!!! 

I decided to make a Criss Cross style card to show off the gorgeous  Lemon craft - House of Roses papers and because I've not made one for a while, the front has a label cut out from a labels 2 sheet, onto which I have stamped a sentiment stamp by Stempelglede, I also  added flowers from 
Sweet Lilac and some liquid pearl dots,
The beautiful lace is from The Ribbon Girl and is Clementine ivory embroidered tulle lace,
and on the top left I added a chipboard butterfly from scrap and Craft which i have coloured with distress ink,

Closer view of front section,

The inside section is made using another of the beautiful papers from the pack,
I used another  Stempleglede stamp and some more liquid pearl dots, a butterfly from the label 2 sheet which I fussy cut out then used some spellbinders fancy tags dies at the top,

Challenges
Scrap and Craft - anything goes
Lemoncraft 

See you soon,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Someone special

Hi guys, it's time for Sweet lilacs challenge today which is New Beginnings, one lucky winner will win a hamper of beautiful flowers from Sweet Lilac
 and
  Magnolia Forever which is to use the colour Blue, we are kindly being sponsored at MF by scrappy flower
I have combined these two challenges in a Baby card for a boy using the adorable  Magnolia sleeping baby Tilda stamp again only this time she's a boy lol,

Again it's coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've also added stamps by Stempleglede on the edges and a few pearl dots here and there too,
The utterly gorgeous flowers are of course from Sweet Lilac, so love these flowers, such gorgeous colours and such good quality too,
The cute die cut on the right is made using a die from the Magnolia dieclub vol 2, 
Twine is from The Ribbon Girl, charm from stash,
again I've used doilies and a layer of corrugated card board covered with gesso,
Papers are by Maja Design and a border strip is wrapped around a wooden spool again from my stash,
Looking forward to seeing your creations,

Challenges
ScrapyLand - anything goes ( spellbinders and Magnolia Doo Hickey dies)
 Midweek Magnolias - New Stash ( Magnolia  Doo hickey die from die club)
Simon says stamp - it's a Guy thing
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sweet dreams little one

Hi guys, I'm back today with our latest Paper take Weekly challenge which this time is
It's all new,
so New home, new Baby, New Year, New technique or just use something new,
 easy peasy right lol !!!!

As you can see I've gone for New Baby, as a friend of mine has just had a little girl, I've used this adorable baby image from Magnolia, called sleeping baby Tilda an oldie but I love it, coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've used hints of glamour dust too,
I also found some heart stamps from magnolia too and second stamped them above the image then added  little pearl dots and a postage style stamp by Stempleglede,
Papers are by Maja Design and I used a strip off one of them to wrap around the wooden spool as a banner,
I used gesso on the corrugated card board and made layers using doilies and cheesecloth too,
The gorgeous flowers are from Sweet Lilac, so love these!!!!
The removable tag has another sentiment stamp on by Stempleglede and i kept in the theme with the pearl dots,
Closer view of image,

Hope you will join us in the fun!!
Challenges
Lovely Haenglar or sweet Magnolia only - Anything goes
Tilda's Town - Anything goes
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Walking on Sunshine

Hi all, I'm here today because I've seen that the gorgeous stamps and Digi's of Tiddly Inks are having a DT call, well i do love the quirkiness and awesome cuteness of these stamps so thought I'd have a go,
I've used this time a clear stamp, though I love their digi's too, it's called Fairy Sunny Day clear stamp set and I have coloured her with my distress inks, they look fab coloured with crayons and copics too,

My papers are by maja design from a few different paper sets and I have distressed the edges with my distress tool and also edged them with distress ink,

I added a little glamour dust on  the flowers,
Decorative Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and  the beautiful lace is from The Ribbon Girl,
I  also used a border from one of the papers and rolled it onto a wooden spool I had in my stash,
The fab verse is one of two that comes with the stamp too,
full view again,

The Dt call is on till the 15th of January, check it out!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!!
Hugs Liz xx 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

It was this big!!!

Hi all, I'm here today with my DT card for Paper Take weekly, our challenge this time is 

Anything goes with optional thank you card or gift, we are kindly being sponsored by LOTV,

well, as you can see mine's a Birthday card lol,
It's Simon's ( sons) Birthday on Thursday and he's fishing mad, he is never happier than up to his elbows in smelly fish, and all the stuff that goes with them !!! yuk!!!

The image is of course by Lili of the Valley called gone fishing and he's coloured in using my copics, the little cloud die is one of three by Memory Box so cute!!!
I've again used papers by Maja Design as is the clocks, the two types of twine are from The ribbon Girl, charm from stash,

On top of the Doo Hickey lovely fence die is a seagull chippie from Dusty Attic and two reeds also from them, these have been painted with gesso and silks, then the reeds have micro beads added to them too,
Closer view of image and chippies,



Challenges

Dusty Attic - mood board

Hope you will join us in the fun,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a fab New Years eve and are beginning a brill New Year too,

I had a lovely message the other day from the lovely Valou, asking me if I'd like to be on the Magnolia Forever DT, of course I jumped at the chance, as you know I love my maggies lol,
So our first challenge of 2015 is

It's the Holiday! Happy New Year
and we are kindly being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons


I couldn't resist doing a party scene, where they are celebrating the New Year in,
Tilda with love potion and Edwin wants a hug are both coloured with my copics, then fussy cut out, a piece of acetate was fixed behind them for them to stand up too, Edwin's excited and jumping for joy, he he,
The clock is by Tando and i've coloured it with gesso, then when dry added a script stamp here and there, the streamers on the clock are the stems of some metal type flowers which have been twisted loosely round my pokey tool, I  quite like the effect,
The cog is a Dusty Attic chippie again painted with gesso, the clock hands were from a local shop,
The balloons have a print detail on them only it's not showing here and I added a little glamour dust for texture too, these I fixed onto some craft wire and stood them up with 3D glue,

The base card is a fancy fold so the clock would be at the back but in the right place, I just made a square folded  in half, then the top half I scored diagonally across from the top end to the crease, folded it down and it's done, the papers are one of  my favourites again by  Maja design, the clock face one is another fave by Magnolia,
The metal looking stars were in my stash from years ago,
Challenges
Magnolia Mania - Happy New Year
Totally Tilda - Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias - anything goes
Tildas Town - Something new ( Tando clock)
Tando Creative - mood board

Well I'm wishing you all a Very Happy New Year,
with lots of  Happy crafting too,

I'm full of a cold again at the minute, grr so hope this has made sense!!!!! lol

Hugs Liz xx