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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Embellish it!

Hi guys, I'm here today with my card for We do Dobadoo challenge UK, this time it's to embellish, we all like that don't we and remember you can enter even if you have no DD products,
My embellies this time are the cardboard stars,  paper art swirl corners and buttons, all these are fab, you can of course paint, distress, etc the card board shapes  and other embellies but I've kept the card quite plain  because my daughter wanted a card and as you know she doesn't do fussy lol,
the image is by Magnolia and is coloured with distress re-inkers, the star tag is a Doo Hickey die and the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley,
I hope you will join us as there is chance of winning some Dutch Doobadoo goodies and we also pick a top three too,
do join us we would love to see you!!!
Card/Paper laser Art A5 - SwirlsCardboard/Kraft Art A5 - Stars

If you would like any of the fabulous products  DD look at Polka Doodles
happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Sale at Bunny Zoes

Nikki has a fabby sale on, check it out!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Distress challenge at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, we're back today with our challenge over at Bunny Zoe's and this time it was my turn to choose the  distressing theme, this can be distress inks or distressing paper or both of course,
As you can I've really distressed my papers lol, the background paper has been distressed with a Tim Holtz distress tool and the top layer I have scrunched down by adding a little water to make the paper softer to shape,
The bottom papers are again slightly wet with water and shaped by hand to form pleats, these too were slightly distressed on the edges,
I got my inspiration for doing this with my papers from the fabulously talented Gabrielle, so love her work
The Image is coloured with my copics, 
I made the flowers out of some of the paper from the same pad and added a pearl in the middle, too finish off the card I added a few pearl hearts and a Doo Hickey die, all links below,
I also added a little texture with home made 3D paste and a DD stencil,

Dutch Doobadoo stencil - 470.713.110

Looking forward to seeing your creations, have fun!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hi guys, back today with a card I created for Bunny Zoe's using the gorgeous Magnolia stamp which is called Magnolia Tilda, she is one of my faves!!!!
I have coloured her with my distress re-inkers and added a hint of stickles on the hem of her dress,
I added hints well quite a few hints of gesso for a grunged look which I thought went well with the fabulous papers from the MME Heirloom paper pad, so love this pad,
The sentiment by Whimsy is added onto a spellbinders Ribbon die,
Closer view of Tilda and the gorgeous flowers which are also available from Nikki, behind the flower display is a Doo Hickey swirl from the leaf and swirl die set and I added a Kaisercraft sparklet in Fern
Nikki has a fantastic sale on at the moment so get grab yourself a bargain or two, I have lol!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo April blog hop

Hi guys, the girls at Dutch Doobadoo are doing another blog hop  15th - 18th April
this time showing the shape art stencil

Here is what I have created with it,
I have cut round the stencil with a piece of card then added a piece of designer paper on the top and cut round the card stock, this way you get the exact cut out shape, I distressed my edges with a distress tool and inked with vintage photo, just because this is something I like to do,
I added a hint of a perfect pearls mist too on the paper for a little added detail,
the gorgeous DD  card board bird houses  472.309.005 I covered with some paper and cut round the shapes with a knife, the one on the ground I added a lolly stick which I trimmed down to size, covered with gesso and added a script stamp too,

The bird is from the same set and this time I have painted it with chalk effect acrylic paint and added a pearl dot for it's eye,
In the left hand side corner I added some of my favourite  honeycomb soft board and then layered a few flowers and cheesecloth,

To finish off the project I added a brick effect using home made 3d paste coloured when dry with chalks and I added a butterfly made a  Martha Stewart mould and delight air dry clay from Crafts and Me,
The beautiful tree branch die my lovely sister lent me and I have cut it out using grunge board and coloured it using chalk again and added some cut out flowers from the same die, a little cheesecloth finishes it off too,
You should have come from Monique, if so your on the right track if not go back to Dutch Doobadoo for the list, when you have done all the hop and left your comments go back to DD and leave a comment on there to let us know you've finished,
hope we've given you some inspiration on using DD products,


Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sweetie Bean

Hi guys, I'm here today with a card I've done for Bunny Zoe's using this adorable stamp called Swettie Bean from The Greeting Farm,
I coloured her with copics and layered her onto a spellbinders lacey circle die, the fabulous LOVE die is by Marianne Designs and I've added a couple of hearts which where cut out with the Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart flower lace die,
I've also used a Doo Hickey so wrapped lovely tag, Kaisercraft lace in Natural and Marianne Design white paper flowers,
To finish off the card I added some Marianne Design Romantic hearts and a red paper flower too,
A hint of gesso finishes off the look,
Nikki is having a fab sale at the moment so do check it out and grab yourself a bargain or two,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo UK Challenge

Hi guys, Just popping by to remind you Dutch Doobadoo now has a UK challenge here 
there is chance of winning some of the fabulous DD products and the team pick a top three too,
You don't have to use DD products if you don't have any but if you do we would love to see what you have made,
the 2nd challenge is up and running now till the 19th of April till 12 noon GMT, and is
Buttons and Bows
we would love to see your creations so come and join us,

here are a few projects I've made using some DD products,

As you can see a variety of projects can be made using the fab products,
so come and join us in the fun at 

Check out DD products at Polka Doodles
happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 7 April 2014

Happy Easter

Are you checking the date or thinking she's gone mad it's not Easter yet, well i know but i have made an Easter card and yep that's the title lol,

I have made my card using a gorgeous older Magnolia stamp coloured with my copics , masked with a tulip scene stamp and  then i've used a little liquid applique for her tail,
the papers are by Pion ( A day in May) which I was lucky enough to win from live and love crafts and these fit the spring Easter theme really well, I have used a honeycomb stencil by Dutch Doobadoo and home made texture paste to add some detail too,
This is the first Magnolia card I've made for ages, so must get my head back into gear, 
the fabulous eggs are also by DD and I have coloured them and added a few dots of liquid pearl,
The gorgeous paper art butterflies are also by DD, so love these as they are so delicate,

The ribbon girl - spring
Lovely Haenglar or stanglar - Girls only
7 kids - anything goes
Tildas town - CAS or fussy and fancy
Midweek Magnolias - Easter - optional bunnies
Live and love crafts - Chocolate- the eggs are chocolate inside, he he xx

I seem to have little time at the moment for much crafting,but hope to see you soon,
happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Chance of a prize

Hi guys have you seen this awesome prize, wow talk about gorgeous or what!!!! for the chance of maybe winning, check it out here

good luck 
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 4 April 2014

Stamp sale at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, Nikki is having a fab sale, grab yourself a treat or two,
hugs Liz xx

A gorgeous sketch challenge at Crafts and Me

Hi guys, were back today with our latest challenge from Crafts and Me which is a gorgeous sketch by the lovely Karina
This would look gorgeous interpreted all vintage and shabby chic but I have made mine a little more contemporary in style and as you can see tweaked a little !!
This is for my daughter and hubby so hope she doesn't look on here lol,
Kay doesn't really do overly fussy or fancy so hope this fits the bill,
the gorgeous image is by Zindy S.D. Nielsen and is called Love Life
It is coloured with my copics and layered onto Maja designs Vintage Autumn basics papers,
I used some of the fabby delight air dry clay to make the heart, this clay is so easy to use and so light,
to finish it off I used a few flowers from stash, ribbon and a Believe charm again from crafts and me,

Happy crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Hi guys, popping by today with a card I've made for Bunny Zoe's using this adorable new image from Rachelle Anne Miller called Butterfly Kisses,
I've coloured her with my copics to keep in with the colours of the paper from the Introspection paper pad, the butterfly on the edge die i have added embossing powder too and used a lace stamp for the pattern, all links below,
Closer view,
I've also used some of the beautiful Marianne design paper roses and lace and some Doo Hickey Knick Knackery's,

List of items used
Kaisercaft stamp - delicate lace
Memento ink pad
cheery Lynn butterfly dies

Stamping for the weekend - spring colours
ABC - in a line - flowers/lace/pearls
Cheery lynn designs - back to nature
deep ocean - For a friend
Alphabet - D for dies

Go check out all the fabulous new products Nikki has in store, they are all yummy!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Time for tea

Hi guys, first off thanks so much for your lovely visits and a big hello to my new followers too, so happy to see you,
I came on my computer to upload a tea pot I have made using a fab stencil from Dutch Doobadoo 470.713.500 and my internet wasn't connecting so after a lot of faffing I'm finally here so hope this posts ok lol,
This stencil is brilliant as it fit's onto an A4 piece of card and has a little section in the middle you could add a few fancy T bags too as an added present,

The gorgeous sentiment is also from DD and is from the Kraft label art 474.007.001 on the corner I added a little frantage and added a DD paper art butterfly 472.948.007,
I placed some flowers from my stash on top of some of the DD honeycomb soft board 478.007.001 and added some DD paper art leaves 472.948.002 to finish it off,
For the back I used another of the gorgeous butterflies and another kraft label  to tie it all in,
I edged the tea pot with distress inks,
Closer view of front sentiment, love this one!!
do check out the fab DD products, they are great!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hi guys, Nikki has a fab sale going on Magnolia Doo Hickey dies, go grab yourself a bargain,

Happy Crafting!!!
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Longing

Hi guys, phew it's been a busy Marsden house this last few days so I'm sorry I've not had time to visit yet again, we've all had a touch of a cold again and Kay and Tegan had it pretty bad so I've looked after both of them and not had much time for crafting!!!!
Having said that I managed to make this card using this gorgeous stamp from crafts and Me by 
I've coloured her using my distress re-inkers and loved trying to get depth to the folds on her dress, I also used one of those gorgeous diamante pins, these are beautiful in real life and I added a few pearl dots using a pearl pen from Crafts and Me too,
The background is made using the gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo rose stencil 470.715.023 too which I have dabbed the same distress ink colours through,
the birdcage is by Joy crafts and I have also used a clock from one of the Maja design paper sheets,
flowers are from my stash,

Hoping to visit you all soon and thanks so much for your visit,
happy crafting!!!
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Hi guys, just popping by today with a hanger I've made using this gorgeous new stamp by Zindy S D Nielsen called One,
I've coloured her with my copics using the C colour ways for her dress, it took a little while to do but I was pleased with the results,
I also used one of those fabulous key charms again, these are so delicate I love them and on the top I added a butterfly made out of delight air dry clay,
Closer view,
Key and butterfly,
To finish off the hanger I used some of the lovely  Magnolia Doo hickey orchids, these  I edged with distress inks and stamped the middle with a Stempleglede flower stamp then added a little white frantage too to finish them off I added a pearl,


TH film strip
Go Kreate die
Distress inks
white frantage
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, 13, BV00,
Hair - E21, 25, 27
Greys - C0, 1, 3, 5
Ground - W0, 1, 3, 5
Shadow - W0, 1

Thanks for your visit,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 15 March 2014


Hi guys, popping by with an MDF album I've created using some of the Dutch Doobadoo products and Tegan's photo's too,
I covered the MDT panels with the medium coloured  denim fabric for a little texture on the background and to tie in with Tegan's clothing,
The left hand side panel has Tegan with a pig tail in her hair! these stop in for about 30 seconds so I just had to take a picture of her lol, she also loves to do this thinking look too,
the DD products used are paper art gears, Cardboard hearts and  paper art swirls, the metal heart is from live and love crafts and I added a little crackle paint here and there too,
Middle section has DD paper heart hearts, Gears and Kraft label art, thought this text went fab with this picture lol,
Right hand side section has paper art gears, cardboard heart, paper art swirl and paper art buttons, to finish this section off I again added a hint of crackle paint, twine, flowers and a bull dog clip, This is such a cheeky grin who can resist it!! 
I tied them all together with ribbon from my stash,
MDF Panels - 460.440.010
Paper art gears - 479.002.001
Denim -/Jeans - 400.903.008
Kraft Label art - 474.007.003
Cardboard hearts - 472.309.004
Paper art hearts - 472.948.001
paper art buttons - 472.948.010
Paper art swirls - 472.948.006

Some of these awesome DD products can be bought at Polka doodles here in the UK,

I'm going to give this to my daughter, Tegan's mum, hope she likes it!!!!
I will look for any challenges later,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Fab sale 30% off all paper pads at at Bunny Zoe,s

pop on over here  for a bargain or three!!!!
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Bottle Tag Tutorial

Hi guys, popping on today with a bottle tag I've made using a fabulous mask from Dutch Doobadoo and a rose stencil for the Background too, the image is a gorgeous stamp from Crafts and Me by Zindy S D Neilsen called A Broken Promise
Isn't she gorgeous!!! I've coloured her with my copics and used a lovely detailed Key Charm from
 crafts and me too, these will be great for New Home cards and 21st cards too,

You will need
Zindy SD Neilsen - A Broken Promise
Dutch Doobadoo -Bottle Tag Mask - 470.713.005
DD - Rose stencil - 470.715.023
DD - Kraft Label art - 474.007.001
DD - Paper art Hearts - 472.948.001
Paper art swirls - 472.948.006
paper Buttons - 472.948.010

Distress inks
Cardstock for mediums
Embellishments ( optional)
Ink Daubers and pads
Spellbinders circle die
Skin -  E000, 00, 11, 21, 13, 04, R11, 30, BV00,
Hair - E21, 25, 27
Blues - B0000, 000, 91, 93, 95
Background - W0, 1, 3,

Draw around the bottle tag mask and cut out for the  base layer, I then made a smaller layer for the main background, 
I taped the rose stencil over my tag and using Tumbled glass distress ink dabbed over the mask lightly on the roses only, next I added a little Broken China just on the edges of the petals or as close to the edges as I could lol, I finished off the centre of the flowers with Faded Jeans,
The leaves I added Pumice stone and for certain leaves made them a little darker to give a little depth and variety,  I did this to the top section too, then used a spellbinders circle die to make the hole for the bottle, you could of course use the stencil mark and cut with a knife,
If using a die place your removable tape in the centre part to hold your die cut as this will then not take away any of your inking on the remaining section,
I finished my tag off using a hint of  white Frantage, pearl string and lots of Dutch Doobadoo products, some of these are available in the UK at Cuddly Buddly

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 10 March 2014

Monochrome at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, over at Bunny Zoe's the challenge this time set by the lovely Vicky is
this isn't something I usually do, but then that's the challenge and I really enjoyed colouring this fabulous Make it Crafty stamp called Tress Winking,
She's coloured with my copics, and kept to the same colour ways throughout, I also did her skin a little darker then normal to keep in the effect lol,
Closer view,
I used a Magnolia Doo Hickey bloomy tag die for the sentiment, which is a sentiment stamp by Whimsy, all items linked below,
To finish off the card i used these gorgeous sprawling fern dies from Magnolia, I've just got these and love them already!!!!, these I have edged with vintage photo distress ink and used one of the beautiful Marianne white rose paper flowers on the top,
I've used the same Spellbinders lacey circles die for the verse inside too,

Make it crafty - Tress Winking stamp
Doo Hickey - Sprawling ferns die
Doo Hickey - Bloomy Tag die
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Lacey circles die
Whimsy sentiments stamps - Everyday moments
Memento ink pad - Tuxedo Black

Copics - skin,  E000, 11, 21, 27
 Other - E40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49

Simons wednesday challenge - Tag it
Fussy and fancy - Happy Birthday
Totally papercrafts - Female Birthday
Copic marker europe - Ground
ABC challenge - G is for girls

Looking forward to seeing your fabulous Monochrome creations, 
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx