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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Anything Goes At Paper Take Weekly

Hi guys, wow it's December already, were has this year gone!!!
anyway it's time for another challenge over at 
Paper Take Weekly and this time it's
Anything Goes with optional extra - Make a gift for Christmas, we are kindly being sponsored by LOTV

I got a plain wreath from The Range and decorated it with silver ribbon and Burlap cloth cut down into strips and tied into bows, 
I made some flowers using Doo Hickeys and glittered them up with some glitter by Pin Flair which is quite chunky, i took some Styrofoam balls and painted them with white gesso then added some glitter and embossing powder on to them,

The deer are a  Tim Holtz  deer die and i cut them out of kraft card stock and then some Maja design paper, I edged them with walnut stain distress ink too,

To finish it off i used some pine cones, feathers, cinnamon sticks, hemp twine, vax cord, A Metal rusty star and a couple of different leaf die cuts,

Anything but cute - ornamental

Have Fun and happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 27 November 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi guys, I'm here today with my last projects as guest for 
I couldn't decide which to use so thought I'd show you two cards I've made using the fabulous products from Tracy's online shop,

I've had this window mask in my stash for ages but when i saw this adorable picture sent in my GDT package I knew exactly how I wanted to use it,
I also used a  tree mask, pointed die, Winter die, papers, Bingo text and some of the beautiful flowers too, I also used my favourite softboard bricks, 

Card two,

Having seen some fabby cards on the internet etc, using some of these 3D stars by folding paper, I wondered if I could use the star mask I also had in my stash and it worked perfectly, the good thing about this is also you have a few sizes to go at, after drawing around one of them I cut it out, then scored from the points to the center, I then creased these with the outer points folded upwards and the inner points downwards, to get the 3D star shape, I then edged the higher ones with walnut stain to highlight the design further,
In my GDT pack I also got this adorable picture, so cute!! I just added a little snowtex to his fur trim, again I used the point die, structure paste and some more of those gorgeous flowers too,

I wish to thank Tracy again, for asking me to be guest for

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Winter's Morning

Hi guys, over at Tando Creative this week we have a tree's theme going on, so still being in a Christmas decoration mood I made this as a center piece for my table,

I took one of the Fir trees set, which is a set of three and stippled some of the Deco art texture sand onto them, this gives a lovely shadowy and textured effect, as it was drying I sprinkled glamour dust (glitter) over them, these sparkle beautifully in real life but as usual it isn't showing on here!!

The firt trees come with their own little stands but i decided to add them onto a mixed media board instead, which i covered unevenly, thicker in some places with Deco Art Modeling paste,
I took some of the adorable mini's Reindeer and painted them with Silver fluid ink and gave the Antlers a coat of stickles, these again sparkle lovely,
I fixed the deer onto the base when dry with some acetate, then added some Finland moss to my scene, I think the deer look like there having a lovely morning run through the woods,
If you fancy joining us with this or any of the themes just click on the link at the top of the page to enter,

Anything but cute - it's ornamental
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Take your pick at paper Take Weekly

Hi guys, we have another fabulous challenge for you again over at

sketch 107 or free for all,
colour Red and Green,
Technique - Glitter it up
Product - Anything bauble shaped, ie die, MDF, image or stamp
or alter a bauble as I have, lol

We are kindly being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp,

I took a plastic bauble and coated it with strips of tissue paper, then i took some snowflake die cuts and glued them on to the bauble shape,when dry I painted it with white Gesso going over the dies too,
I then added some silver wax here and there which shows the tissue design and added a hint on the die cuts too, these were then given the glamour dust treatment too (glitter), though it isn't showing on here typically!!!!
the gorgeous center button came from Live and Love crafts, the silver metallic twine holding my bauble is from The Ribbon Girl, the holly die at the top is a Doo Hickey that came with the die club magazine,

This is the back view which i have kept plain' ish as I hope the front stays in place showing  on my tree!!! he he,
Do join us in the fun and let us see what you come up with,
Altered Electics - Anything goes
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 20 November 2015

A change from Christmas

Hi guys, I'm back today with another project as guest for Noor Design UK,
I've done a lot of xmas stuff lately and so to have a change I used one of the fabulous card art masks from Tracy's shop to make a Wedding card,

I used some of the gorgeous Happy Holidays paper pad for my car as I loved that it isn't only Christmas it can be used for,
I added some circles to the back with some stickles added for a sparkle glass look and added some of the beautiful flowers and one of the leaves dies too,
Above my flower display is a heart from the hearts paper art collection, with some of the smaller ones around the window,
This I cut out of the car design and added some clear acetate behind then a bride and groom by LOTV which I had in my stash,
For the wheel effect I used some black corrugated card with a hint of structure paste here and there too,
Stickles, Jingle Bells and pearl bead string all from The Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Let it snow

Hi guys, over at Paper take Weekly our theme this week is
Add a little snow to your makes,

there are so many fab ways you can do this, i use SnowTex, liquid pearl, or Texture sand but there are others too,

I used some of my Go Kreate dies again to make the shape and added some white Gesso here and there too,
My falling snow is made with white opal liquid pearl with the Snow Tex below her feet, Papers are a mixture of Maja Design and other, Die cuts are Doo Hickeys and Noor Design, I coloured the embossed edge on the Noor one with my distress ink pad,
Tilda with little Snowy has been coloured  with distress markers and has liquid applique for her fur trim,

Craft heaven shop challenge - layers
Paradise of stamps - snow
Simply magnolia - Shabby Chic
Midweek Magnolia's - Anything goes
Marvelous magnolia - Anything goes Christmas

Embellishments from Live and love crafts and 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi guys, over at Sweet Lilac our challenge this month is
Seasons Greetings,
I have made a card where the main focus is the greeting ( what no image) lol, with some of the gorgeous flowers and leaves  available at Sweet Lilac surrounding it,

The dies are Go Kreate and I have added some SnowTex to the Maja Design papers and a little on the flowers too,
the verse is heat embossed though of course it isn't showing on here, lol

Jingle, bells, natural hemp twine, red pearls and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl

Sweet Lilac Flowers used
Red tattered Roses
Statice 001 white
shades of red 008 CHRY