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 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

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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Faves of 2014








Here's my favourite projects this year,
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year's Eve,
I'm Back Tomorrow with some exciting news!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Really is the last Christmas card for this year

Hi guys, well here we are so near to Christmas, hopefully your all ready for the Big Day!!!
Were back today with out paper take Weekly challenge  which is 
Choose any challenge from the last 12 months,
I chose anything goes with optional torn paper

I have a few mens cards to do for my family and i always get stuck what to make so this year I came up with this for one of them,
I used some water colour paper and a Clarity stamps stencil called Birch tree, love it too, I used three colours of distress ink blending from light to dark the darker being near the base as the light doesn't get there so much because of the forest, I then added a black line on one side for shade and depth and on the other a hint of glitter for a frosty morning,
I tore copy paper by free hand and added snow tex on the top too look like snow,
the reindeer were cut from a few dies out of kraft card stock and I added a hint of snow Tex on their hooves to look like their walking in the snow,
I used a spellbinders banner for the sentiment and used the same distress ink colours on that too,

Distress ink colours used;
Broken China
Faded Jeans
Chipped Sapphire

Challenges
Clarity challenges - Trees ( if the stencil is not allowed, just bin my post lol)
Deep ocean - Christmas is all around

well I'm wishing you all a Very merry Christmas
And a Wonderful New Year,

Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Yet another Christmas card

Hi guys, I'm back today for 
and our challenge this time is 
Last Christmas card of the year,
 don't think it's the last for me but hey!!! lol

I couldn't resist using this adorable Tiddly inks Caroling Wryn digi again, so love her, this time I've not decoupaged her though, she is coloured with my copics and layered onto Michele Roo digi papers again from the Vintage Teal Frost collection,
I've also used a La la land bird box die, Little Darlings lovely view die, Magnolia Doo hickey poinsettia die and the slender firs dies too,
The winter die is by Noor love this die and the softboard bricks another fave of mine are by Dutch Doobadoo all available from Tracy's Noor web shop UK.
the flowers and Lace are from Sweet Lilac,
I finished off the card with machine stitching and a hint of glamour dust glitter here and there,

Challenges 
Tiddly inks - Winter Blues

Are you all nearly ready for the big day!!!
I have Tegan home from Playgroup as it's shut for the hols, so not much crafting will be done by me at the moment lol,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx


Monday, 15 December 2014

Anything goes at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, hope your all ready for Christmas, not long off now, I'm going to see Tegan in her first Nativity play this week so a few tears will be shed I'm sure lol,
right our last challenge of this year for Sweet lilac is anything goes, I've made an easel style calendar card for next year,

Again I've used some of the Maja Design papers, just love the designs and feel of these papers, edged them with vintage photo distress ink, the  main design is cut using a Go Kreate die,,
I've used a Dutch Doobadoo wooden window and behind it added some cheesecloth as a curtain effect, the bricks are also DD and are available from Tracy's Noor design shop UK, these are as they come with just a little distress ink added on the edges,

The gorgeous flowers and leaves are of course from Sweet Lilac and I love them!!!
The bird is a Dusty Attic chippie,
Bird box die is by la la land crafts and above it is a lovely view die by Spellbinders little darlings,

Closer view of window display,

For the base i used a strip off the bottom of the  papers and behind it added some of the gorgeous Lace from Crafts4U2DO, which is Sweet lilacs bricks and mortor shop in ST Helen's, Lancashire,
I added a clock from another of the  Maja design papers and yet some more of the beautiful flowers,

Challenges
Duymelot - Make a Christmas or New Year card

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Whoop Whoop, how excited again am I, lol

Hi guys, the lovely Sally, Editor of making cards asked me if I would like to be published in the Handpicked feature in the January edition of the  magazine, whoop whoop!!
of course I jumped at the chance,
 How excited am I!!!!




  Thank you very much Sally for asking me,
Doing a happy dance lol
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A different Christmas card

Hi guys,  first of all I'd like to say thank you to all my blogging friends and new followers, I'm always so happy to see you, I'm back today with our challenge over at Paper Take Weekly and as you may have guessed it it's too make your own  paper flowers and punched die cut borders,
you can use ribbon too if you want,
sponsor is WOJ,


I made my flowers using a free flower die on a Tattered lace magazine and also a spellbinders die,
the lace effect border was made using a Noor border die, 6002/0260 available at Tracy's noor shop uk
the base paper is by Magnolia and I distressed the edges with a distress tool and inked them,


The rolled up flowers on the end are made using the tattered lace die and all have been made using 7 dots studio papers - Cold Country collection,
the next two along are made form the spellbinders flower set using different petals dies to get the different sizes, the ivy leaf die is a Marianne die I think,
I added a little stenciling too with a Dutch Doobadoo Geometric tiles stencil and some DD texture paste 870.000.000 The snowflake is another of the xmas Decorations from a local store,


The top flower and the right hand side large flower were made using the TL dies just used differently,

full view again

Challenges
Cardabilities -112 sketch ( I rotated mine)
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

How exciting!!!!! I'm featured in The paper crafting E magazine

Hi guys, last month I got a  message from the very lovely Marit,
 editor of 

asking me if I would like to be featured, of course I said yes please!!! whoop whoop
I sent a few pictures of my projects and a bit about myself too,


Thank you so much Marit for asking me, I feel so happy and  honoured you asked me!!

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

Another Christmas stocking

Hi guys, I've made another stocking and thought I'd pop it on here to show you, so love doing these!!! they take some time though,!!!!!!!!! lol

The papers are by Maja design again wow so love these papers, have i told you that already!!! 

I again used a template off the internet, added some lace round the outside, distressed  and sewed my papers, the die cut snowflake is by Noor  with a little glamour dust added and the large one is a xmas decoration from a store, the rustic star is from Live and Love crafts and I added a little snow Tex on the top,
The tags are A Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda tag,

I couldn't resist using some of the Dusty Attic Marrakesh chip board again, and I added some pearls from my stash for on the  top,
Cozy coat Tilda is coloured with my copics, cut out then layered onto a Noor design die cut, I used strips off the bottom of the Maja papers to add a little interest behind,
Again another rustic star and Noor snowflake and the wooden snowflake has a couple of rustic jingle bells hanging , these bells are from live and love crafts too,
Too finish off the toe section I added fir cones again from Live and love crafts, these have snow Tex on them too and the La la Land crafts birdhouse die has some on the top with a little glitter added when wet on the top too,
the holly die has hints of the snow Tex treatment too,

Challenges
Magnolia- licious - Anything goes
Magnolia Down Under - Tic tac toe / Snowflakes-glitter- Doo hickey dies
Simply Magnolia - Vintage
The ribbon girl - Magnolia only - Christmas
SSS - Christmas/ holidays

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A Christmas stocking

Hi guys, I'm here today with my creation for Paper Take weekly  as the lovely Dawny asked me if I would love to join her team and of course I said yes, Thank you for asking me hun xx
The challenge is 
Anything goes with an optional extra to make a gift or decoration for Christmas
and we are being sponsored by the fabulous Lily of the Valley

I've made a Christmas stocking, I've seen some gorgeous stockings in blog land and just had to have a go lol, I have made this for my mum lol,
I got the template off the internet and used Maja Design papers for it,
after cutting out the shapes and adding my paper I added lace around the stocking, I also added it on the stocking top which was a separate piece,

I machine sewed the pieces too and added a Noor crystal snowflake border die ( Tracy has a first challenge on her Noor Design blog too) on the top then added a row of pearls on the top of that, the die cut has glamour dust on too,
The Stocking has a hanging hook to be able to hang it up if  wanted, I made two separate tags for in the top too, using some of the papers,

I took this photo at this angle to get the detail in lol,
The poinsettia die is a Magnolia Doo hickey and it is shaped and glittered on the folds,
underneath the Poinsettia is a Marrakesh chippie by Dusty Attic, I have lightly added gesso and some pearls,
The Tiddlyinks image has been coloured with my copics then layered onto a Noor Oval die, under this is a couple of strips of the Maja papers for a little added interest peeking out,
The wooden snowflakes have been painted then stained with distress ink, and a pearl added in the centre, the left one has some jingle bells and a snowman charm dangling on some twine, but typical their hiding in my picture!!!
The heel and toe are made of yet more Maja papers and I added one of the Noor snowflakes off the border die to peek out, this has been glittered too,
Too finish it off I added some flowers from Sweet Lilac,

Closer view of Wryn goes Caroling

Full view again,

Recipe
Maja design papers - Live and love crafts
Noor crystal border edge - 2021, snowflake die - 0258 - Noor webshop uk
Charms - Live and love crafts

Challenges
Noor Design UK - Merry Christmas
Fussy or fancy - happy Holidays
 Tiddly inks - Gratitude or thankfullness
Live and love crafts - with love
ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Kit and Clowder November challenge - Christmas

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