My Lovely Friends,

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Exploding Winter Themed Box

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you an exploding box I made using the fabulous Lady E Poinsettia die flowers I showed you a couple of days ago,

As you can see I used the one I heat set and coloured all the petals with the Versa Colour ink pad, I then used the Poinsettia middle that came with the die set too, In the middle I fixed a pearl embellishment from 14 Craft Bar, Underneath the flower I used another of Emilia's new dies Leaves 004, these I cut out of Kraft Card stock, simply cutting down along the leaf stem so I could use them in the places I wanted, they look fab with the stem left whole too, I love that you can a die more then one way!!
Underneath that I also used another of Emilia's latest dies Tiny Leaves, these I kept whole and cut the die twice out of some Maja Design paper then edged the leaf edges here and there with a little distress ink and shaped an odd one with my fingers too,

I added some hints of glitter glue here and there too, I love making exploding boxes but forget how hard it is to photograph them, lol

Inside I made a smaller Poinsettia using the smallest die from the set and just using two layers of the 0.6 Foamiran in white, I only coloured the middle of the flower too, as you can see I used the same flower middle and used a similar pearl middle again from 14 Craft Bar, this time I only used the Leaves 004 die again in Kraft card, these dies cut like a dream even in the kraft card stock,
I used these to finish off my winter scene, hope you like it!!

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 21 September 2018

Foamiran poinsettias

Hi guys, I've been having a play with the latest Poinsettia die by Lady E Designs, I've made them a couple of different ways just to show you and depending on the look you want too,

I made all three out of 0.6 Foamiran in white, from 14 Craft Bar, which I coloured with a  Versa Colour ink pad in 64 Khaki,

I coloured all the petals on this one with the ink pad keeping the petals fairly flat only slightly cupping the middle a little in the middle of each petal, for both of these Poinsettias I only used two layers of the largest  flower die,

I made this one the same way but I only coloured the centres with the same ink pad, I then used some Kraft coloured cardstock for the flower centres, this I sprayed lightly with a little water and slightly shaped the outer upwards and  towards the middle,

This one I did with three layers again using the largest Poinsettia die and the flower centre, after colouring all the petals I then heated each petal at a time on the iron for a second or two then immediately placed it on a foam pad and pressed down in the middle of the petal with a ball tool, this makes a more cupped shape and it tends to stay raised as you've used the heat, again I used the flower middle then I simply added a pearl centre in all the flower which again came form 14 Craft Bar, 

Hope you can see the difference, Lol
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Merry Christmas

Hi guys, I've another Christmas card to show you today made for the
My Besties Shabby Chic design team,

I used this adorable Img from the latest Sept Release

She's coloured with my copics and distress with some distress ink on the edges, I also distressed the edges of the papers with my distress tool,

I added a little Glamour Dust onto the image too for a little sparkle, I finished my card off with a handmade foamiran flower made with one of the new Flower dies  004 by lady E and her new Tiny leaves Die too,
Check this out and all the other gorgeous images by Sherri,
Happy Crafting!!!!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Autumn Birthday

Hi guys, it's my Brother in Laws Birthday soon and I was at a loss what to make, then I saw the Dusty Attic Mood Board for September which was perfect!!! lol
He loves the outdoors and nature and the mood board along with the colours was fab for what I had in my stash and what he loves, 

I started off with some corrugated card which I used on the base of my card, simply adding some paper by Lemoncraft over the top which I had distressed on the edges and tore back in a couple of places,
I've had this stamp for a while and it fit in perfectly for the theme and the colours of the mood board too,

Over the top of the image I coloured some Dusty Attic Lavender in some crackle paste then when dry I went over with some acrylic paint, I then highlighted this here and there with a little distress ink,

To keep in with the natural theme again I used some burlap fabric and cut out a couple of simple flower shapes, then added a few of the fibres from the burlap too, I finished it off with a metal embellishment,

On the mood board was some twigs and a bird so I die cut some twigs and used one of the fab D/A chip board birds which I again added some crackle paste too then coloured with some acrylic paint,

Some more twigs and leaves which I glued in front of a mini fence by Dusty Attic which all were on the mood board as well,

Then for another bit of added interest I used some Dusty Atic mini chicken wire coloured the same way with acrylic paint then I added some bronze micro beads here and there too,

September 2018 Mood Board
Here is the fabulous Mood Board, so I used:
Colours, twigs, leaves, outdoors, bird, cloth/fibres, Fence,

Check it out here at
 Dusty Attic - September Mood board 
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Joyous Winterdays

Hi all, today I thought I'd show you a tag I've made for the Winter/ Christmas season because "yes folks it's coming", for Swedish House Crafts, there's still a sale on in the online shop so check it out if you've not already done so, more details below

 we've had a few cool days already and I am so not ready for Winter clothes etc!!! Lol

I made the base for my tag/card out of the fabulous large Gummiapan tag die, I love it, it cuts a dream even through thick card or as here one thick card folded in two to make the shape of a card, you could of course use it for a tag, I love it when you can use a die for more then one thing, he he
I used some of my favourite papers by Maja Design from the Joyous Winterdays collection, (list below) after cutting out both papers with the tag die I then cut the shape I wanted with my scissors then distressed the edges with a distress tool, as you know I love the shabby Chic look,
I added a Gummiapan Stockholm stamp on the top corner a couple of times to add a little added interest,

I took the Gummiapan snowflake die and cut it out a three times in the same card stock as my base then added some frantage over the top and heat set it, when dry I glued these behind my top layer of paper,

I wanted my top layer to be raised up more so I added some foam pads behind before fixing on to the top of the base layer, at this stage I went over the tag edges with some vintage photo distress ink,
 I then used some Twine from my stash, I fixed some of the beaded berries on one side of the twine too, 

I just adore this adorable snowman die again by Gummiapan I cut out him out twice again out of the same card as the base, then coloured and fussy cut the hat before I glued it on top of the other one,
I added some ric rac from my stash for a tiny scarf, isn't he cute!!!! 

On the right hand side I added another die ( From farm to market - market fence)  this time made by Magnolia, it's a perfect size to go with the tag and the Snowman, in front of the fence I used the same snowflake die but this time out of some Maja Design paper which looks more like foliage, I then added some liquid applique here and there for a snowy effect,

Products used:

Now as I mentioned Suha has a fantastic 50% sale, it's still on for a few days so pop on over to her shop and maybe catch yourself a few bargains, or maybe Christmas presents for another crafter, 

Happy Crafting!!!