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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Glad to be back

Hi Peeps,
 Yes I made it back and in the same day too, I think the Migraine is finally going thank goodness it's been doing my head in literally lol,

I started this project before I got this horrible Migraine so I just had to tweak it here and there today, and actually I've found it fits into some of my favourite  Magnolia challenges,
I decided to try some thing different as I got fed up of making cards all the time so I made a drawer box or should that be a box drawer lol,
I really enjoyed doing this for a change,

I'm entering this into the following challenges
Totally Tilda~ Glitter and Sparkle
Just Magnolia~ Dawny's fab sketch
Magnolia Down Under~ Flowers and Lace
WOC~ Ribbon and Bows

Hope your all having a lovely day, see you soon, got to get some DT cards done now lol,












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Hi Peeps,
 Hopefully I'm feeling a little better today, so may even get a card on here later, just letting you know I've put my screen to black for the glare as it doesn't help with Migraine at all, let me know what you think good or bad as you never know I may even keep it lol,

Monday, 27 September 2010

Teddy Bears Birthday

Hi Peeps,
You will have to bear with me lol, as my head still isn't a hundred percent right and I'm having all sorts of problems loading this lol,
I've just written it all out, finally managed to sort out the problem of the new picture system that Mr Blogger's messed with again and went to link a site and now I can't find the original any where so this is my second attempt and isn't helping my head at all, GRRRR, I keep hitting the wrong keys and all sorts lol,

I don't get a thing any more to change the size of the image and it looks darn small to me, so I may be back on Live writer at this rate, I do wish they would leave what works alone!!
Listen to me, talk about a bear with a sore head lol,
This card is for Die Cut Dreams challenge this time and our lovely Susie is giving the winner 30 mixed Die Cut Teddy Bears as the prize, wow awesome or what?
My lovely shaped card is a Die Cut from our lovely Susie available here and my image is from the lovely talented DI available here and I've coloured her with Copics, cut her out mounted her on foam pads added some flowers from Hobbycraft and a market stall, glass beads Magnolia,
I've not had chance to find any challenges with my Migraine but hope you like it,






Friday, 24 September 2010

Hi peeps,
 Just letting you know that I've had and still have a migraine, sore head and eye too so not really blogging much, I didn't want you thinking I don't appreciate your lovely comments and will get back to you as soon as I can, hopefully sooner than later, but the glare from the computer screen really doesn't help it at all lol,
I hope your all ok, miss you all, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Colour Create and Paperplay Dt Cards

Hi Peeps,
Colour creates challenge this week is set by our talented Sharon and it's to use all white except for the image, but all papers and embellishments must be white, the optional extra is embossing,
We were provided with some gorgeous  digital images by Sassy Studio Design thank you,
I'm entering this into the following challenges,
Allsorts~ Punches at least three,   Incy Wincy Design~ All white except image,   The Secret Crafter~ Any thing goes,   Sketch Saturday~ Love this sketch,    Paper Cutz~ Halloween~ NO black or orange,  
Digital Tuesday~ it's all about the girls,   Corrosive challenge~ Clean off the dust~ mine's the embossing folders,
I've coloured my witch with Copics, cut her out mounted her on foam pads to give dimension, the stars are a Sissix Die and the moon is a circle die that I cut out then I moved it about to half way and re cut and hey presto a moon lol, the swirl is the new Doo Hickey swirl die I love this, the cat stamp was a freebie from a magazine, sentiment computer generated,

Paperplay DT card,
Over at paperplay we were provided with some of Phindys gorgeous images, I chose Let's play,
Papers are Pink Petticoat and Magnolia, leaves are two punches,
This time my image is coloured with Distress inks, I love the various colours you can get using just a couple of the same inks diluted down, I've kept this fairly simple to show the image and because I think it would be great for a lad who probably wouldn't thank you for flowers etc,
I'm entering this into the following challenges,
Tuesday Taggers~ Allsorts, who are in turn being sponsored by http://www.ribbonoasis.co.uk/
Papertake weekly~ Animals,    Everybody Art~ Autumn,   One stop Craft~ Autumn with a sketch,
Diekreativenstempelfreunde~ Autumn,

I hope you all have a lovely day and have fun,





Monday, 20 September 2010

DCD Challenge,

Hi Peeps,
Well what fun I had with the challenge this week lol,
The challenge is to use vellum any way you want,


I must confess I made some thing completely different and didn't like it so dismantled it and made some thing else lol,
the image is stamped with a  white stamp pad, then I embossed the design on the back to raise the image on the front using a ball tool, I added hints of glitter which made the vellum bubble hence my disaster that finished up being dismantled so a word of warning here don't use glitter on vellum lol,
I stuck the vellum to a piece of pink card then added that to a Spellbinders Nestabiliies frame, the gorgeous fairy is a Lily of the Valley stamp which has been coloured with copics, the butterflies were a frebbie from ages ago, pearls from stash,
the frame has a peg behind to make it stand up

This is the original complete with bubbles and all lol, just to show you what not to do he he,

Well hope your having a lovely day where ever you are, it's very dull and damp here, Autumn is certainly calling lol,
Have fun,


http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/

Friday, 17 September 2010

Isn't he cute!

Hi peeps,
 My lovely friend Elaine sent me this gorgeous hAnglar image and I've been dying to ink it up,
I'm entering this into the following challenge, lovely hAnglar only challenge which is layers,

I've coloured him with Tim Holtz Di's in the colours Broken China,Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Tattered rose, and a hint of vintage photo for his hair, the edge of the image has Antique linen too,
The Doo Hickey swirl I got from the craft show at Manchester two weeks ago and I love it, I also got the Nellie Snellen punches for the flowers,
The cute little tag is a Magnolia stamp and the word stamps are from a woodware clear stamp set,
Papers are Tim Holtz and unknown  pearlized card,
My colourings not perfect but I love using DI's as I find it very relaxing,

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and don't forget I have candy,



Thursday, 16 September 2010

Another Christmas card!



Hi peeps,
I've still got a cold so I've made another Christmas card this time using one of Di's gorgeous Digi's called Going Home For Christmas, he's so cute and dead easy to colour and print,



The image went perfectly with  some latest Basic Grey paper I bought called Eskimo kisses, strange name for it don't you think? lol,
I've sewn the edges with my sewing machine and also distressed them, apart from he's coloured with copics he has Glamour dust on his fur trim, sentiment is a freebie and I hand cut a tag then edged it with blue distress inks,
Hope your all ok in blog land and having fun, speak soon,

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Christmas is coming !!!!!





Hi Peeps,
 I've got two cards for you today, haven't I been good lol, especially seeing as they are Christmas cards and I don't do Christmas till November the 29th  at the earliest lol,

My first card is for The Sugar Bowl using the lovely sketch provided,and of course a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp called Santa with Lantern, wow I loved colouring this,
Challenges~ The Sugar Bowl
I coloured him with copics and added a little glamour Dust for his trim, with a hint of gold stickles in the lamp he also has Diamond Glaze on his boots, well we can't have Santa with wet feet now can we lol,

Papers are Dovecraft  Let it Snow, Small tags are a sissix die,

My second card is using a Magnolia Tilda stamp, this time she's coloured in Distress inks, need more practise with these lol, but I enjoy using them, again there's a lot of glamour dust, stickles and sparkle, well it is Christmas lol,
Challenges, Just Magnolia, ~ Fab Sketch,   Totally Tilda ~ Handmade Flowers,


The same papers were used for this too and to fit with the sketch and colour scheme I just added the tag, the flower is made up of a Marianne die which has all three flowers on it, the stamens is a L-EM punch, Snow flakes are a cuttle bug die and I've cut them out of Glittered card,
I'm trying to catch up on my commenting after Mr Bloggers tantrums, hope he's all better today, I think I'm getting a cold, oh the joys of shopping in town with people coughing and spluttering near you lol,
Have a nice day!





Monday, 13 September 2010

Just to let you know,

Hi peeps,
 Just letting you know if this will post that is, that I can't comment tonight because Mr Bloggers playing up I keep getting error and not a lot else, so I will try to get to you in the morning and hope he's finished his tantrum lol,






Sweet little girls

Hi peeps,
 I was at the Christening yesterday and it all went lovely, Jack looked gorgeous in a little outfit of pants and waistcoat and tie so adorable , sorry no piccies to show, you forgot my camera duh, how thick am I? no don't answer that lol,

The challenge today  over at DCD  is to use a Digital image on your work, no stamping etc I had a change and used a clipboard, we were provided with some gorgeous digital images by Digital delights and I thought this cute image just went with it lol,

Challenges:  Crafty cardmakers~ Clean and simple,   Timbroscrapmania~ Free Theme,  Everybody Art~ Handmade flowers,  

She's coloured in copics, and the papers are BoBunny, pearls from stash, Star dust stickles,

Go check out my teamies gorgeous creations and join in too,

PS;  I've Got Candy On my Blog!



Thursday, 9 September 2010

Summer and Autumn lol,

Hi Peeps,
 Yesterday was the most beautiful day, glorious sunshine, fluffy white clouds and so warm,  today it's dull raining, and yuk lol, and to make it worse my sons at the wedding today, the bride must be going nuts!

For my first card it's for my colour create DT card, this weeks challenge is my choice and its to use, 
Red, White or cream and Gold and the extra is Oriental or Christmas,
We are kindly being sponsored by Michelle's scrapbooking,


Please excuse my awful photo, I did it the same way I always do but for some reason I couldn't get a good one, to be honest I had quite a hard time with this project but it's way to long to explain, lets just say more than one went in the bin lol,
I love this latest Magnolia girl,

My second card is for Paperplay, which is our lovely  Julies choice and it's the called Autumn is a comin, it certainly feels more like that today he he, and we're sponsored by the lovely  Simon says Stamp, thankyou,
Challenges~  Creative Belli ~ use old stamps,   Crafts and me~ Gems and sparkle,
  Penny paper-crafty challenge ~ Happy Birthday,    Stamptacular Sunday~ Distress it,   Sketch Saturday~ Jeanettes fabulous sketch,

As you will have guessed the challenge is to use Autumn colours on your projects, I thought I'd have a change form my usual style and do some heat embossing and colour distressing too, so the flower has been stamped in Rusty hinge Distress ink then I added clear embossing powder over the top then added hints of glitter here and there, 
I distressed  the edges of my papers and main image with Brushed corduroy and Rusty hinge, The gems are papermania Mosaics  and were just the perfect colour,
Punches~ Martha Stewart, button and ribbon ~stash
I have made this card for my Brother in Laws Birthday, which is at the end of September, hope he likes it,

The girls have done some stunning creations so pop on over to the challenges for any inspiration and to give them some love,

Hope you all have a lovely day,

Just a quick note I've candy on my blog if any one's interested, 

Monday, 6 September 2010

Time To Tie The Knot

Hi Peeps,
No not me in case your wondering, been there still wearing the T-shirt lol,
My card today is for the DCD challenge and it's for you to use Pearls and Pins on your creation,

My son is going to a Wedding this week so it came in real handy this challenge, I made the pins my self using a two large pins and adding some of my own beads on to them,

Challenges~ Daring Cardmakers~ Sapphire, Stamptacular Sunday~ Distress it,

I've used a gorgeous Lily of the Valley stamp, just love this, and  coloured in Copics,
The swirl is a Magnolia Wedding Swirl which I stamped in Antique Linen Distress ink, I did the same on the Doo Hickey Tag, love this too lol, the text is computer generated,

Papers are Magnolia,
Beads, ribbon~ stash,
Flowers ~ WOC ?
Sewing Machine,


Sorry this pictures not much better of the pins is it lol, oh well I tried, shows my stitching though he he,

I said I'd tell you about the craft show didn't I, well it was fab, spent to much money, but I managed to get a few stamps, you'll be seeing these soon, and a Doo Hickey swirl and Leaf die that I've seen on the blogs and have been drooling over lol,

Only trouble was I didn't have enough to drink on Saturday and had a headache all day yesterday so that wasn't fun especially seeing as I'd six of us for tea and a toddler, still I'm ok now just!!!!

Got some DT cards to do so I'm off, speak soon,




Sunday, 5 September 2010

Jack's Christening Card,

Hi  Peeps,
 I've used the most adorable Sugar Nellie image for Jacks christening card,it's called vintage baby,
 Jacks  being christened next Sunday and he looks just like this image all cuddly and such a good head of hair, his mum keeps having to have it cut lol,

I'm entering this over at The Sugar Bowl where they are after some New Sweeties, they have provided a lovely sketch to follow too, I have tweaked mine a little to fit into the look I needed for a Christening card, 


I have distressed the edges of my papers, added distress inks on the edge and on the back paper and the main image added Stickles Glitter glue too,

The gorgeous baby is coloured with copics and the I've added used a clear star  gelly roll pen for the rest,which in RL really sparkles,
 The prayer book I've attached to vellum and cut it out, the window I attached to a sheet of foil and again cut it out to hopefully give the illusion of a stained glass window, the cross is a peel off and |I've added Gem stones, which again in RL look better than they do on here, typical isn't it?

The tag is a Spellbinder fancy Tag and I've placed the edges over the ribbon, I like that effect and will use it again,
I can't believe how the shine doesn't show, when I'm sat here looking at it, in the place where I took the picture and it's shining away merrily lol,

I've got the family coming for tea tonight, so havoc will reign again lol,
Oh I forgot I went to a craft show yesterday but more about that tomorrow, bet you can't wait lol,
 Have a lovely day, speak soon,

Thursday, 2 September 2010

HELP

Hi Peeps,

PLEASE IGNORE THIS MESSAGE I'D PUT THE WRONG DATE LOL,

 Can any body help me please, my candy post didn't stay at the top when it should have any body know what I should do, please let me know, hugs computer who'd have em!!!!!




All Change,

Hi Peeps,
   No card today as we girls at paperplay are having a change, we are now in two teams with one team doing one week and the other team the next, so please pop across to paperplay and see what the challenge is and to see all the lovely creations the girls have made for inspiration,

The weather is gorgeous here the last few days, so I've been out in the sun while it's here, I have made a card but it will be on my blog next week, I'm off to the craft show in Manchester on Saturday so I'm looking forward to that, hope to blog hop later, had visitors last night, speak soon,