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Monday, 30 August 2010

Soft Shades of Vintage,


Hi peeps,
 Well what a lovely challenge we have for you this week over at DCD, the theme is to use soft shades of vintage on your projects, check on the blog to see what lovely creations my teamies have made,

I chose to use a soft pink colour for my card and added pearls and a Doily to hopefully give the effect,
Challenges~ Stamptacular Sunday~ Shades of pink,   Dutch Dare Card ~ Summer Vintage,               Stampin for the weekend~ Any thing goes,
I've used two hAnglar images both given to me as a RAK thank you, I coloured them with Copics and added a pearl string on the chest and just a hint of glitter,
The papers are from the Mariposa pad again, I love these papers and I got it from the Range,
Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart,
Quickcutz corner Die,
Pearl string and single pearls from stash,
Doily a RAK from Mandy, thank you hun,
Rose from WOC,
Glamour Dust and Stickles glue,

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Just for you

Hi peeps, sorry I'm behind visiting you all again, Jim's still off and the weather's been gorgeous so I've not been on here much, lol, but I should get to you today,
I made a card though following the lovely sketch by Lilian  over at The Sugar Bowl, where the extra is to use pearls, my image was a RAK from the lovely Elaine, Thank you hun, I loved using it she was such a dream to colour too, talking of which I used Distress Inks,
Challenges~ The Sugar Bowl, ABC~ Blue,

I've left the top right plain for the option of a sentiment later on as I think it could be used for Birthday, Thank you, thinking of you etc,
Recipe,
Nestie Die Cut,
Distress Inks,
Pearls~ stash,
Sissix swirl, 
Martha Stewart Punch,
Papermania Card,
BG Wisteria paper,
I hope your all enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend, have fun,




Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lilac any one!

Hi Peeps,
Well it's time for two new challenges for you today Colour Create and Paperplay,
Over on Colour Create our challenge for you is to use, Pastel Lilac, Pastewl Yellow, Pastel Mint with the optional extra of a doily, the gorgeous colour inspiration this week is by our lovely Dena,

Sorry my picture isn't very clear here, don't know why lol,
Challenges~ Sketch Saturday,   Kreative Stempelfreunde~ Thankyou,   Stamp with fun~ Card for a girl,   Papertake weekly~ recipe,   Crafts and me~ Petals and Pearls,
I've used a gorgeous Lili of the Valley image for this card, coloured with  Copics, I've layered her body by doing an stamping her bodice twice and layering the top one with Pin flair glue, getting a  habit this lol, I coloured my white pearls with lemon Copics,
Recipe,
Paper~ BG Kioshi pack,
Doily~ A lovely RAK from Mandy,
Flowers~ WOC,
Pearls, Ribbon from stash,
Tag~ sm punch


Our lovely sketch for you to follow is from our lovely Sandie, with the extra of using some new stash, we were also given some gorgeous images to use by Wink Wink Wink, thankyou,

I chose puppy in boots and my new stash is the paper, I cut the whole image out after colouring, then decoupaged just the dog and tulips again and you guessed it layered it using Pin Flair glue lol, I left the puppy white as it's more like a Westie that way lol, the wellies were given a glossy accent treatment but I don't think you can see it that well, and then I added a hint of Glitter her and there, I think I've heard a hint of Glitter somewhere before lol,
Recipe~
Papers~ BoBunny,
Nestie Oval Die,
Doily~ Rak from Mandy,
Copics,
Gamour Dust,
Glosy Accents,
Cuttlebug dots embossing folder,
Ribbon~ Stash,

I hope you join us with these great challenges, hope to see you soon,

















Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Shop till you drop Tilda

Hi Peeps,
 Thanks for your lovely replies to my question last night, I'm no wiser of course I don't know why you see the box on one server and not on another, bizarre lol,

Today's card I've done with the latest shopping Tilda, she's so cute and I think very usable unlike some of the latest ones, oh maybe I shouldn't say that lol,

Challenges Just Magnolia~ Sentimental,   Magnolia stamp Lovers~ Turquise and brown,

I've coloured her in Copics, then cut her out and layered her using Pin flair glue for a little height but not to much, the background papers are all Pink Petticoat downloads and were great because I could print off the colours I wanted, I've kept this card fairly simple as I thought it would post nice and easy that way,

Recipe~ Martha Stewart Fern Punch,
L-EM Stamens punch,
Stripes, Little dots and hearts downloads from Pink Petticoat,
Blue pearl Gems~ stash
Sentiment~ HOTP Cardmakers Quotes book, had this for years lol,

Well it's another week Jim's had off and it's doing nothing but rain, just typical this year though isn't it lol,
Oh well speak soon, thanks again, 


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A question lol,



I  would like to know if  on your blog when you  see this you  can see a box around my signature which is usually  under my post, my signature is white, with hopefully a transparent surround, the reason I'm asking is because I use Google Chrome and I can see a box but on my hubby's laptop which is on  Explorer 8 I can't see one, this is only for information as I don't think I can get rid of it on Google Chrome but I just thought I'd ask lol,

If you do reply either way would you tell me which browser you use too,

I'll look forward to your reply's lol, hugs Liz xx









Monday, 23 August 2010

Tilda in Lemon

Hi peeps,
 As you can see I'm running a little late today lol, Jim's off and we needed to go somewhere any way I'm here now with my DCD card which is to use Tilda in Lemon colours, you can of course use skin and hair colours besides,
I've used a new Tilda from the latest Bon Voyage collection, coloured with Distress inks and sat her on a Magnolia stamp Bow again coloured with DI's,
The gorgeous paper is from Pink Petticoat and is called Grannies wallpaper the colour I've used is Daffodil and it goes lovely with the image and Magnolia paper,
Tilda is sat on a nestie die cut edged in Distress ink with a hint of Glamour dust on the bow and her leg frill, her socks and  top are the same colours but watered down more to create a paler tone,
Martha Stewart Butterfly again in the Pink Petticoat paper with a few added pearls,
I've not had chance to see if theirs any challenges this fits into so I'll look later or if you know any please let me know,
                                                          Hugs Liz xx






Saturday, 21 August 2010

Hi Peeps,

Hi peeps,
Just letting you know that I do appreciate all your comments that you  leave me and I'm sorry I've not got back to you soon I am hopeful to get to you today or tomorrow, I've not felt to well this last few days, hot and cold and a headache, not really flu as such but just off if you know what I mean,

I am really pleased as my followers count has gone over a hundred, and I wish to thank each and every one of you very much, I've also realised I've been bloging just a little over a year now and so I am trying to get some candy together, but  more on that later,

I hope your all having a lovely weekend, with good weather,

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Pink, Pink, Pink

Hi peeps,
The challenge we've got for you this week over at Paperplay is Pink,pink,pink, as you can guess it to use let me see could it be pink on your card lol,
We're being sponsored by the lovely Bunny Zoe Crafts so I wish I could join in too,

Challenges~ Sketch Saturday~ gorgeous sketch,   The crazy challenge~ Hearts and love,   Timbroscrapmania~ 1 Swirl, 2 flowers and embellishments,   Totally Tilda~ Stitching,

I've used one of the latest Tilda's, sorry don't know what she's called and I've coloured her with Copics and she's a hint of Star dust Stickles on her, I think I went overboard on the pink this time lol,

I've machine stitched the papers, made me realize I'd not used a sewing machine for a while, when I worked I used one every week lol,

Supplies~
Magnolia stamps,
 GDC~Rose coloured glasses papers from the Range,
Wooden sentiment stamp, pearls and ribbon from stash,
Quickcutz corner die,
Martha Stewart heart and frond punch,

I hope your all having a lovely day, we managed three gorgeous days of lovely weather then you guessed it we're back to rain, oh but it was so nice while it lasted lol,


Monday, 16 August 2010

Tag it

Hi peeps, gosh we are having some gorgeous beautiful warm weather here with  NO RAIN lol, so I've been out and about enjoying it I can tell you, I can't believe how much better you can feel with a bit of sun and warmth,
Anyway I'd better get on hadn't I lol, the theme over at DCD is to tag it, which means to use a tag on your work but with NO stamping at all, well it was a struggle for me because I didn't really have much in the way of tags and I kept wanting to stamp lol, so I finally came up with this,
Challenges A Clearly Delightful Challenge~ Tag it
Now some of my teamies have done some awesome tags you should go over to take a look and you will see also that some have just made tags which is also ok,
I put my tag on a card, I used Papermania paper from the Summer Bloom collection and as you can see it looked to have gold mesh in the paper so I used gold Magic  mesh on my tag to bring it all in, I coloured the tag background with Distress inks and the other elements were from a Papermania die cut sheet,
I hope you will join us in this lovely challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with,
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 14 August 2010

New Challenge

HI peeps, Just discovered there is going to be a new challenge starting on the 28th August called Crafty.Emma's. Store, aka CES, http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/

They are giving candy away too, so pop on over and see for your self, hugs Liz xx

Friday, 13 August 2010

A Lovely Surprise,

Hi Peeps, my lovely friend Mandy e-mailed me and asked if I would love to do a GDT card  for Craftalicious, this is an new thing they are doing and Mandy is the first person to ask someone, and of course I said yes,  so how honoured am I, so a big thanks to you hun, love ya loads,
The theme is pearls and swirls, so didn't I just enjoy myself creating this lol,
Challenges, A pocket full of posies~ All that glitters,   A spoon full of sugar~ Sketch,   Basic Grey~ Pearls,My pearls are BG,   Craft your days away~ Favourite things, Mine's Magnolia stamps,
I've coloured Tilda in Distress inks, and added glamour Dust and Silver Stickles, my papers are Tim Holtz which I have distressed with myX-cut distress tool and edged with ditress ink also, I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Silver on the BP but I don't know if you can see it,
The swirls are made using Silver Mirri Board cut with two Mariane Creatables Dies,
Ingrediants,
Labels Nestability,
Distress Inks,
Silver Mirri Board,
Magnolia stamp and Die cut border,
Tim Holtz papers,
Basic Grey Opaline Pearls,
Quickcutz corner die,
Roses, Hobbycraft and local craft shop,
Glamour Dust and Silver Sickles,
Well as my lovely followers will know I've had a busy week lol, I hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of fun, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Colour create and Paperplay DT cards,

Hi Peeps, Over at colour create this week we have A lovely choice of colours for you, they are Ivory, Duck Egg blue and one other colour from the picture, optional extra is shabby chic and a bow, our lovely Julie has set this fantastic challenge and here is the picture for inspiration,
Challenges: Creative Inspirations~ Recycle elements~ my paper flower is made from an old Dictionary,   Simon says stamp~ Summertime blues,   Flutter by Wednesday~ Open,   Crafty creations~ Winged things,  Alota rubber stamps ~ Distress,   Charisma cardz~ Easel card
I chose a hint of brown for my other colour, we are being sponsored this time by Michelle's Scrapbooking,
I've made an easel card, using paper from the Mariposa stack made by DCWV, there is some gorgeous papers in her I can tell you, I die cut a heart out of colour core cardstock and distressed the edges with frayed burlap distress ink, the gorgeous butterfly is a Funstahps stamp? didn't know that till I just looked and it's like who are they lol, it's one I've had in my stash for years, anyway it's stamped on white vellum in using  a  colour box pigment ink pad in Robins egg, near enough to duck egg me thinks,lol, and added loads of Glamour dust,
I layered a piece of Aida fabric behind the heart, glittered some of the images on the dp, made a flower using three sizes  of my scalloped nestie shapes, added a tulle bow, some butterflies and a spellbinders fancy tag, three gems and a peel off sentiment, I've used more peeloffs in the last few days than in the last three years lol,

My next card is for Paperplay and the theme is called Bon Voyage, it can be vacation, Moving etc, and we are sponsored this week by the fantastic Simon Says Stamp,
Challenges, ABC Challenge, A is for August,   Penny's papercrafty challenge~ Anything Goes,
As you can see I used a Magnolia Tilda image for this card kindly sent to me as a RAK, she fit in perfect for this card with her little suitcase like she's all packed for her hols, wish I was going too lol,
I used a Magnolia Ticket and a Tim Holtz Filmstrip Frames Alterations Die with beige vellum behind to hopefully look like the negatives for photos, no digital photography taking for this girl he he,
She's coloured in copics, mounted on an oval and oval scalloped Nestie, papers are Tim Holtz too, my photo's not so good this time may be I need to charge up my camera,
I've used lots of Glamour dust again and distressed the edges of my papers, it's getting a habit this distressing lark lol,
I hope to see you in soon, look forward to your creations, Have fun, hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Thinking of you!

Hi peeps, I've had a busy few days so if I've not managed to visit you yet I hopefully on my way lol, I couldn't resist doing this card for the Totally Tilda challenge where it's to use a shaped card, I've used one of Susie's gorgeous book dies from here I got a few different colours in the pack but I'd just ordered some lilac roses off WOC and they went perfectly with this colour way,
Challenges~ Totally Tilda~ Shaped cards,   WOC~ One for the girls,   Creative Card Crew~ Cute and Girly,
Tilda is coloured with Distress inks and I've distressed the edges of the book die too and the holder, the sentiment stamp is Magnolia too and again I used Distress ink for the text, The pearls on the left were white and |I coloured them with my Copics,
Items used,
Roses~ Wild Orchid Crafts,
Magnolia Stamps,
 Susie's Die cut,
Peeloffs, 
Pearl branch ~ craft shop
Thanks for your lovely comments yesterday, my mum is  ok,
                                        See you later, hugs Liz x

Monday, 9 August 2010

To A Wonderful Friend

Hi peeps, have we got a good challenge for you this week over at DCD are you ready lol, it's to use FABRIC on your projects but not just ribbon or trim, I must admit it got me thinking this one but I finally came up with this and I quite like it, check out the other girls work too  they are awesome,
I cut out the image on the fabric carefully, not easy I can tell you lol, and then used my Xyron create.a.sticker to add flat adhesive to the back then put it in place, edged with the usual stickles well I couldn't be different this time could I, the papers are machine sewed and edged with Distress inks too,
I also edged my flowers with a Adirondak acrylic paint dauber in cranberry, that went perfectly with the colours,
 Magnolia glass beads string, Martha Stewart frond  punch, spellbinders fancy tag die, Stampavie sentiment stamp and that's it lol,
Colouring, Copics'
I've been quite busy this weekend so I'll have to check back later for any challenges, and I'm at the hospital with my mum this afternoon, phew it's all go here lol,
Hope to see you there soon, can't wait to see what you come up with, hugs Liz xx

Friday, 6 August 2010

Just because

Hi peeps, it's my nephews birthday on Sunday, so I've made this card for him, he likes his hand made ones, I once sent him a bought one and he moaned so I had to make him one as well lol,
I got the image off PCP the stampin boutique, it's a freebie at the moment and when I saw it I couldn't resist lol,
 I've not used many embellies as men don't really go for them do they, but I couldn't resist the tag it says,
AGE one size fits all, 60% Mental,20% Joy, 15% Nonsense 5% Physical, wash and wear as normal,

I hope he's not insulted but I think it's cute, the die cut is a quickcutz had a while and never used before, don't know why because it's brill, and I've used peel offs for the first time in forever lol,
He's coloured in Copics. papers are a boys papers book I've had for years, wax on the candle is liquid pearl, right I'm off going for my dinner, have a lovely weekend hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Paperplay card and news of my win lol,

I got the news off my lovely friend Miria that I'd won on LOTV, I'm so excited as I love those stamps and it was such a fantastic start to the day,
the challenge over on Paperplay this week is a Recipe for you,
Two Designer papers, 1 Ribbon,3 Flowers and a charm,
We are being sponsored this week by the lovely Stitchy Bear images and she has kindly allowed us to use some of them too, mine is baby bear,
I'm entering this into the following challenges, Totally Gorjuss~ Baby,   The Corrosive Challenge~ Babies,   Charisma cardz~ Bears,
I've coloured the image with Copics, matted him onto a circle nestie layered on a scalloped one, I've doodled around the edge woth a glue pen and added glamour dust, I've also done the same on the papers, the banner I hand cut and it has a freebie sentiment on from a craft mag, the flowers are X-cut, and the charm was from my trip the other day lol,
Loking forward to seeing your creations, see you soon, hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Animal Antics

Hi peeps, today over at Creative craft the challenge is Animal Antics, we would love to see your cards using animals, we are being sponsored by little Claires,
I have used another of Di's Digi's called chasing butterflies and I thought this fit in perfectly with the challenge,

Challenges, Digi doodle shop~ Punches,   By the cute and girly~ Animal Antics,   Incy wincy designs~ Summer,  Flutterby Wednesdays~ open
Coloured with Copics, 
Papers~ DCWV Nana's Nursery, Baby girl,
Nestie die cut,
I've left it fairly simple to show off the design and also because I think it could be used for different occasions,
so come and join in the fun, see you soon, 

Monday, 2 August 2010

1st Dt post for DCD blog,

Hi peeps, over at Die Cut Dreams we have a new challenge for you and it's to use gingham on your creations, I first thought of baby things but then couldn't get strawberry jam out of my head lol so this is what I've done,
Challenges, WOC~ Lace,   One stop craft~ Patterns,   Creative Inspirations~ Anything goes,   Cute card Thursdat~ Text,   The Pink Elephant~ Something Yummy,

I've used a Magnolia Tilda, cut her out, cut out another pinny added lace underneath and stuck the pinny on top, the rather pale strawberries under the lace on the left were made using shrinkles but as you can see my colour needed to be stronger lol, the recipe is printed on my computer and edged with Distress ink, cut out with a nestie and layered onto a piece of red cardstock, the other paper is Magnolia,

I also decided to use a jar of jam for my project too, and the same lace  has been used, I made a wrap out of the Magnolia strawberry paper, layered a smaller nestie on top and added another Tilda image,

 Jim's back at work today so after a lot of catching up to do I will hopefully be back on here to see if there are any more challenges I can enter,

It actually hasn't rained today so we went out and just happened to end up at a craft shop, well a girls got to do what a girls got to do hasn't she lol,

I'm off now to bring my washing in haven't been able to that for over three weeks, how small things make me happy lol,

See you soon,