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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wish upon a star

Hi guys, I'm here today with our latest challenge for we do doobadoo, this time it's
My card is for Tegan my Grand daughter who will be three next month, we are still up to our ears in decorating and trying to get their house sorted so I've made her card when I've had chance,

The gorgeous image is by Lili of the valley and is called Wish Upon A Star and I've coloured it with distress markers, this is the first image using them that I've managed to colour up that I'm pleased with, I also used a postage stamp from the Stempelglede follow your heart set on the edges and a text stamp from the Postcard from Paris set,
The DD paper art stars 472.948.005 finish off the theme and I've added hints of glitter to them to add a little sparkle, after all a little girl should have some sparkle!!!!
The beautiful papers are by Pion and are from the My Precious Daughter collection, so love these and just couldn't wait to make this card as soon as I saw them,

Have you spotted the pink Tulle? 
Think you should be able to see it here, I machine stitched folds in a length of Tulle, then added it behind the image between the spellbinders scalloped circle which I added behind, for a little  added detail where you can see the scallops I added some tiny pearls,
The letters were from a piece of paper I had in my stash so i cut them down and edged them with vintage photo,

I also used a  Lovely view die from Little Darlings, edged with vintage photo and a Metal III and bow knot shoes charm which i added a hint of snowtex here and there too,

The awesome flowers are from Sweet lilac and they are gorgeous, so love the choices you have, go check them out here, I added one of the DD swirls underneath for a little interest too,

DD paper art stars - 472. 948. 005 - Polka doodles
Paper art swirls - 472.948.006 - Polka Doodles
Papers - Pion - My precious Daughter - Pansy 6 x 6 -  Live and Love crafts
Prima mini Roman Numerals - Live and Love crafts
Shabby White -  frantage 
Bow knot shoes - Live and Love crafts
Stempelglede stamp sets - Live and Love crafts
Shabby white seam binding - Live and Love crafts
Flowers - Sweet Lilac
Stickles - star dust & Platinum - Bunny Zoe's
Distress markers - Bunny Zoe's
Pink Tulle - LOTV
Wish upon a star stamp - LOTV

Join us in our Celebrations challenge at 

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

So tweet

Hi guys, yes we're still in the thick of doing Kay's house up, it's taking longer than we thought but hopefully were getting nearer!!!!
This card I made for my lovely sister and hubby for their Anniversary,

This adorable Wee stamps digi is called Bird Swing and i coloured it with my distress re-inkers,
the gorgeous papers are from my all time favourite Maja design - summer and spring time Basics,
Closer view! I added a pearl heart by Marianne design for the romance effect too,
The cardboard heart is by Dutch Doobadoo 472.309.004 and i finished it off with a little crackle paint, the papers, seam binding and gorgeous lace all came from Live and Love crafts,
The die cut word is a Die-Versions die, pearl string from stash,
Magnolia-licious - Animals/accessories ( I hope birds count)

The weather here is gorgeous, but so hot at night you can hardly sleep!!! still not complaining, it's so lovely to see the sun in summer!! lol,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Bear hug

Hi guys, well were still in the middle of helping kay with the new house, finally getting to the decorating bit so need to do a little more wallpapering and helping with Tegan and then hopefully they will be able to move in!! lol
I'm here today with a card I've made for Bunny Zoe's using the adorable Candibean stamp called

Isn't it so cute!!! I've coloured it using my distress re-inkers and I added a postage stamp on the edges from the Stempelglede follow your heart collection,
The awesome paper are from the Kaisercraft - Kaleidoscope paper pad as are the tags and Butterflies, I simply cut them out and edged them with some vintage photo distress ink,
some pearls from my stash finished them off,  I also lightly distressed the edgesof the tags,

The beautiful lace edge my sis made for me, thank you again Ann, I love them!!!
 cheesecloth and doily from my stash,

Well it's the start of the school hols so hope you all have a fabby time,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 14 July 2014

Bingo at bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, here today with the latest fabby challenge over at bunny Zoe's which is a Bingo challenge for you,
I have made a card using some of the gorgeous Stempelglede stamp sets

I managed to use all the lines,

For the front Sentiment I used a stamp from the follow your heart set, stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and I added a couple of magnolia Knick Knackeys too,
The beautiful butterfly was off the Stempelglede - Vintage baby set and I coloured it with distress re-inkers and fussy cut it out, then I heat set a little frantage onto it,
The Filigree  corner die is by La La Land crafts and i layered this onto the gorgeous Vintage Romance paper by
 Cart -us, the lace is by KaiserKraft in natural,
Flowers - Sweet lilac
for the inside i used a Magnolia stamp called Gemini Tilda

coloured with my distress re-inkers and fussy cut out, I've also used another doily

The label tag is a Doo Hickey dream tag  die and i've added yet another butterfly done the same way as the front one,
Sorry i'm still not around much, so much needs to be done to Kays house or I'm needed for Tegan being looked after, still once they have moved in I can have my craft room back,with space to work lol,

Nikki is out of stock of a couple of the items, but if you would like any just e-mail her to let her know,

Aurora wings - colour challenge - White/brown/pink
Marvelous magnolia - over the top or CAS

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Time to Celebrate

Hi guys, we are right in the middle of doing Kays new home up, there was a few things which needed sorting we weren't expecting like dodgy electrics etc, but thankfully my hubby is an electrician so that saved the day lol,
I made this card for a new baby for a girl who works with Kay who is due soon, and i made it to fit in with the latest we do doobadoo challenge which is spotty and dotty,
The adorable image is by Lili of the valley called Just Arrived and I have coloured it with my copics and made it 3D ,
Hopefully you can see the layers!

The dots on the top right were made using grunge paste using a DD faded dots stencil  - 470715004and i heat set the dots using my heat gun on hot and held it quite close so i got a little added detail too,
The papers are by Maja design from the vintage spring basics which is my favourite set ever!!! which reminds me I need to order some more lol,
I added a computer generated verse on the Magnolia Doo Hickey tag and a charm from my stash,
the Fabby DD paper art leaves have been used again too 472948002,

For the inside I added another LOTV stamp set, again coloured with my copics then fussy cut out and layered on a piece of twine,

Again the verse was computer generated,
Do hope you will join us with your spotty and dotty cards/ creations
happy Crafting!!

Sorry i have forgotten to write down the colours I used, so must get in the habit of writing them down lol,

Lili of the Valley - Take two
A Gem of a challenge - animals (hope the bear in his hand counts)

Hugs Liz xx

New Magnolia collection on Pre-order at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, just letting you know you can order the latest stamps on Pre-order from Nikki here

And they are on sale with 10% off too, so go grab one before they are gone!!!!
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer time fun

Hi guys, just popping by with a card i've been making here and there, as you know were helping Kay to get her house sorted, it needed a few more jobs doing than we thought so I've been helping with that or looking after Tegan instead, however i just couldn't resist making this display just for fun!

I've used the fab new house template 470 713 510 made by Dutch Doobadoo as a beach hut this time, if you wish to see the house one i made please scroll down,
I used some wood effect paper to make the hut adding 3D foam pads on the door panels to add depth and on the top of the roof too,
Tilda and Edwin are coloured with my distress re-inkers and have been fussy cut out then layered onto the display with foam pads (Tilda) and acetate Edwin,
The kraft sprocket from DD I used as a nautical type embellishment on the top,
to give the sea effect I added some shells, and seaweed type dies on top of some cheesecloth, the waves were made using a on the edge die,
Closer view of Tilda and beach effect, the fence is a Doo hickey lovely fence die and I have added vintage photo to give an a weathered look,
the waves have a hint of crackle paint on them,

Edwin has dots of liquid pearl on the star fish and the flag die is by La La Land crafts,

Live and love crafts - By the sea
Crafty little fairies - Summer fun

Well guys, I'm back tomorrow with my We Do Doobadoo DT card,
have a lovely weekend,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Time for a break

Hi guys, I thought I'd pop by today with a creation I've made using one of the latest products from Dutch Doobadoo,

This is ome of a pack of four apron shapes made out of MDF code Mini Album 460440060 that you get in the pack,
I have so loved making this and have used some of the new Maja design coffee in the Arbour design papers, I made a pocket shape using one of them and added the gorgeous paper art border on top again from DD,
code 472948020

The adorable flowers are a mixture from Sweet Lilac and ones from my stash and I have used some of  the gorgeous pearl string available at Live and Love crafts, i cut down a hint of a doily to peek behind too,

The clock is again from another Maja design paper Vintage Autumn Basics XVI and is again from Live and Love crafts as is the seam binding I've used for the ties,
 I've also used the  fabby paper art kraft kitchenware again from DD 479002004 of course to give the kitchen feel to the project this time!!! some I raised up with 3D glue to give depth to the project,

To finish it off I added a tag from the paper pad and some of the delicate paper art butterflies 472948007 so love these and use them nearly all the time,

I have a few ideas running through my head for the three other aprons too, I just need the time!!!! lol
talking of which, Kay is nearly getting her house hopefully!! she should have got the keys today but it looks like she may not now, when she does get them we are helping out with a bit of decorating etc so I may be here and there a while, but i should soon have my craft room back!!!!
trying to craft on a smallish table in your bedroom for eight months and having to move everything to do one thing then move it again to do another has driven me mad!!!! lol

so anyway enough of my rambling!!, hope you like what I've created, thanks so much for your continued visits I so try to get back to you but with Tegan here 24/7 and she shouts Nanna where are you and looks so adorable I just can't resist her!!!!!
Happy Crafting1
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Welcome to your new home

Hi guys, I'm back today with our latest challenge for we do doobadoo which is 
pins and pearls,
I've made this display for my Daughter and her hubby who are moving into their new home soon, we will be helping them with a few jobs which need doing first like painting and decorating etc so I made their card now lol,

As you know Kay's not into overly fussy or fancy so I've tried to keep it fussy free well for me at least!!!
Some of the DD products were in my latest DT package and were fab timing for what i needed to make,
I cut the house shape out of card stock and Maja Design paper from Live and love crafts then using another of the DD templates adapted the window and the door, I used the window template but left a border round, I didn't want a perfect look to the border so it kept in with the shabby chic theme, I stained the frame with distress ink here and there and add acetate behind with a small piece of another Maja design paper behind that,
the brick effect is made with a new soft board as is the roof design, all links below,

Closer view of soft board and window, to finish off the roof and to add some pearl detail I added a couple of paper art butterfly and a pearl flourish for their tails,

At the bottom of the display is one of the new paper art fences  and in front are a couple of the paper art flowers, as you can see there are a couple of pearls on here too,  the tree is a la la la crafts die and i added pearls on this also for blossom, 
the DD paper art keys I slightly edged with distress ink in vintage photo,
For the front garden of the house I used a  DD brick stencil with grunge paste for texture and detail, I should have heat dried this as it made my card  base wobble lol,
here too you can see the pins  I got from Live and Love crafts,used with my flowers from Sweet Lilac, Tilda with Ice and on the road Tilda are coloured with my copics then fussy cut out,  too these I have then added a strip or two of acetate behind to make them stand up,
Closer view of brick stencil,
Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art A5 BricksDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 ButterfliesDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 KeysEnglish Doobadoo - A5 Paper Art - Borders
English Doobadoo - Card Art - PillowSoftboard Art - HoneycombDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 Flower PotsDutch Doobadoo Dutch Softboard Art Bricks

All above items are available at Polka Doodles or here

Hope you will join us in the fun, remember you don't need to use DD products to enter but if you have any we do love to see what you have made with them,

Crafty Calendar challenge - pearls and petals
Magnolia Forever - 2 or more characters
Deep ocean - favourite colour combo/ blues, browns/ pinks
Tilda's Town - The great outdoors
Marvelous magnolia - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime
Sweet lilac - Summer holiday
Dutch Magnolia challenge - anything but a card

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summer Henry

Hi guys, I'm here today with a boys  card for Bunny Zoe's using a fab CC Designs stamp called Summer Henry,

Isn't it fab!!! I coloured the images with my copics and layered it on some of the brill papers from Echo Park All about a Boy,
I also used a magnolia Doo Hickey Lovely fence die and the funky flower die in front is by La La Land crafts, so love this!!!
To be a little different I wrapped a circle of hemp and a tiny peg, the main shape is made using a Go Kreate die,

 Goodies from Bunny Zoe's :

Distress inks

Edited to add
Have you seen my new badge in my side bar!!!
Yeah the lovely Nikki asked me if I wished to be on her DT permanently
of course I said yes please!!!!
so happy!!!!

Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
Simon says - anything goes

Happy Crafting!!!
back on Saturday with  our new we do doobadoo challenge
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 20 June 2014


Hi guys, I'm back off my hols and thought I'd show you a card I've made using this gorgeous Wee stamp from Whimsy called Maya,

I coloured her with my distress re-inkers and used a hint of stickles for her wings, the papers are again from the prima paper pad Fairy Rhymes,
the long stemmed flowers are by magnolia ans are called Gladiolus light pink,
Closer view of Maya,
 I also used a hint of Snow Tex too and layered the image onto a spellbinders opulent ovals die,
the other flowers are from Sweet Lilac, cheesecloth and doily die from stash,


Deep Ocean - favourite colours - pink, green, white, cream
Aurora wings - white/ brown/ pink
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Fussy and fancy - things with wings

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Ribbons at we do doobadoo

Hi guys, I'm still on my jollies at the moment, so hope this has scheduled posted ok!!
the challenge this fortnight at do doobadoo is too use ribbon,
I used an older Magnolia coloured with my copics and kept it really CAS for me!!! still I think the image and sentiment says it all,lol
I also used DD soft board - honeycomb - 478.007.001
paper art swirls -472.948.006
 Kraft Label art - 474.007.001

Remember you don't have to use DD products to join us but we love to see them if you do,
happy Crafting!!
hugs Liz xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

Layers at Bunny Zoe's challenge

Hi guys, hopefully this has schedule posted as I'm on my hols!!!, my son is still at home so hope the house is still here when I get back lol,
The challenge over at Bunny Zoe's this time is Layers

I've used the gorgeous Sneaky Tilda and napoleon from Magnolia for my images and matted and layered them onto the Prima paper pad Fairy Rhymes,
Both are coloured with my distress re-inkers, 

Prima - Fairy Rhymes paper pad

Cheesecloth,  Lace, stash
Doily - Cheery Lynn

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Back again with another mans card!!!!

Hi guys, yep I'm here with another of the dreaded mans cards, I have a few to do for my family and so many are around now lol,

This is for my Son-In-Law Birthday, which is  today and they are also  about to get a new home so I thought this may be appropriate!!! 
the image is of course a fabby stamp from Lili Of the Valley called Mr Fixit,
coloured with my copics and layered onto Maja Design 6x6 papers Vintage spring basics this is one of my most used pads,
the clock is a die by Marianne, flowers stash and the kraft label is by Dutch Doobadoo 474.007.001
Closer View, so love the cute dog peeking out!!!

 LOTV - Ideas to inspire - Male or sporty
Simon says wednesday challenge - Fathers day/Masculine

See you soon
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Take care your special to me

Hi guys, I'm full of a cold and about to go on hols soon  but I just so had to make a card using this gorgeous digi by Sylvia Zet called Daphne,
Isn't she adorable!!!!
I have used distress re-inkers to colour her, and added a hint of snowtex around the image too,
The gorgeous papers A Day In May are by Pion and were a lovely gift to me from the lovely Sandy at Live and love crafts, yes I got the whole set how lucky am I!!!!
I also couldn't resist another of the Maja design clocks peeking out from behind the seam binding also from LLC,
the awesome crochet doily was made by my lovely sis again thanks Ann I love it, I can't crochet for the life of me but Ann does it beautifully lol xx

Closer view, the sentiment strip came off one of the Pion  papers too

The sentiment at the bottom is a Stempelglede stamp from the Just a Note set, again Sandy has these in store now, I was so made up to see Stempelglede back in this country again so love these stamps,
The flowers are by sweet lilac and last week my hubby was good enough to run me to their shop, wow do they have some lovely flowers!!!!!!
I used the stems to make twirly twist effects too,
lace is from my stash as is the pearl string,
Pion papers a Day in May - Lady
" " - Borders
" " White Blossom
Maja Design Clocks -Vintage Autumn Basics - No XVI 
Stempelglede - Just a Note stamp set
 shabby white seam binding 

Magnolia-licious - Birthday
The ribbon Girl - Numbers
Sweet lilac paper flowers challenge  - Anything goes
Live and Love crafts - Summer Garden
Aurora Wings challenge - Butterflies

 I should be back before my hols with one or two projects!!!!
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Art from the heart

Hi guys, just popping on with a creation I have done using the fabulous  MDF pallet by Dutch Doobadoo,
I'm going to have this in my craft room when I get it back lol, I used gesso on the pallet first then added distress paint in different colours here and there, when this was dry I used grunge paste to make paint like blobs, again when dry i then coloured these with more of the distress paint, to add a little interest I stamped a couple of butterflies and the word free too,
A new canvas digi by Saturated Canary seemed perfect for my pallet and I coloured her with my copics and then fussy cut her out, I shaped her sllightly and layered her onto my pallet with pinflair glue,

I added some old paint brushes, a little ribbon and twine plus some flowers from stash and finished off the look with a little picket fence distress paint,
the words are from  Tim Holtz  Idea-ology chit chat stickers,
Is this what they call mixed media???? lol
Skin E000, E00, e11, E21, E13, R11, R30, E04
Eyes - YR21, E35
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Pants - E40, E41, E43, E44
Top - B91, B93, B95, B97
Canvas - E50, E51, E53,
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Yellows - YR23, Y15

will look for challenges later to see if it fits any, if you know  of any please let me know,
hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Kay and Ant's Wedding Anniversary card

Hi guys, It's my daughter and Son-in laws wedding anniversary today and  over at we do doobadoo the challenge this time is different shapes, so I have made this card in a modern style as as I've said before kay doesn't really do foofiness!!!

The DD products used are:
Label art sentiment - 474.007.001
The stamp is called Love birds by Jofy, so love this quirky stamp!!!!
The papers are by Maja Design Vintage summer Basics from Live and Love Crafts,
I used homemade 3D paste for the brick stencil, and finished the card off with flowers, gesso, lace and a Tim Holtz film strip,

Blues B000, B00, B01
Orange/yellows - Y17, Y38, YR16, YR07, YR04,
Greens - YG11, YG03, YG13, YG17
Reds - R17, R37, R59

Fussy and fancy - Outdoors
Simon Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
Deep ocean - Wings
That's Crafty - it's all about texture, use texture paste

see you soon,
happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx