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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Fruity Tilda

Hi peeps,
Wow have we a great challenge today over at Totally Tilda,
use a Tilda and fruit,
Easy peasy right!

we have been sponsored by 
with some gorgeous papers which we have all used, go and check out the rest of my teamies cards they are scrumptious! 
These download designs are gorgeous, here I've used three of the papers, dot's peaches and stripes,
I did something a little different but I don't know if you can tell, my circle is just a narrow band made with my spellbinders using a circle and a scalloped nestie so that when I fixed my band of striped paper on, it showed through and still showed the peaches paper too, he he
Tilda is coloured with Distress inks as is the basket of peaches too,
Punch is Martha Stewart, twine and pearls stash, sewing machine stitching,
sentiment Magnolia,


Don't forget the challenge is too use fruit of some sort, so charms, papers and of Course Tilda must be used

Challenges
Paper Romance ~ Anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ Sketch

I've kept my card free off too  many embellies as I wanted to show the papers,

look forward to seeing your projects,
Have fun

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Candy winner!

Hi peeps
Here's the winner of my LOTV gift voucher candy,
Drum roll please!!! lol



Yes Sarah hun, it's your name that my hubby picked out of the hat!
Not got Kay's lovely fair hands has he, lol
 but she's at home full of a cold bless her,

Thanks to all who entered my candy,
Hope to see you all soon,
Hugs Liz xx

Birthday Candy, ( sticky post~ please scroll down for latest posts)

Hi peeps,
On the second of next month it's my 50th Birthday!
Yikes!  half a century lol, so to celebrate the fact I'm doing a little candy,
this candy will run until Saturday the 26th February, 

£10 pound gift voucher to spend at Lily of the Valley

I thought this way you could treat yourself to something you like,

All you need to do is  is be a follower of my blog,
 and leave a comment here, so I know you've visited,
And put a link back to my candy in your sidebar,

 It is of course  open to new followers and those who follow already,

Good Luck to all,









Thursday, 24 February 2011

It's Dt Time again

Hi peeps,
It's time again for the challenges over at colour create and paperplay,

Colour Create have a fab challenge this time 
here is the picture for inspiration,
Melon, Apple, Banana, Kiwi,
Pineapple,
Papaya,cherry, orange, Strawberry, coconut
Gorgeous colours yeah!
choose three fruit colours and the optional extra of including fruit on your project,
were being sponsored by high hope stamps and they are giving these as the prize
pop on over to Colour create to see some gorgeous samples from their DT too,
I've had my copics out again lol, Tilda is masked onto the Strawberry then I've chosen the colours of Strawberry, apple and banana for my colour choices, the papers are mostly Magnolia the green was a frebbie from a craft mag,
The gorgeous charm was from a lovely crafting buddy for my Birthday, thank you hun so appreciated!

Challenges
Copic creations ~ Warm colours
Simply Create ~ Bright
Make it colourful ~ Smooth gradients
Anything goes ~ Distressing

This week were featuring the sentiments from TLC,
they do gorgeous ones and have a good range of freebies too, check it out here 

I've used a gorgeous digi image from Di, called  Purrfect Love

I've coloured this time with Distress inks, I've done an twisted easel card design for a change too,
papers are Jack n Jill by Prima  and I've stamped a text stamp on the plain paper  to look like a letter is being posted too,
the gorgeous sentiment I printed out then cut using one of my spellbinders shapes,
a bit of Stickles, lace flowers and pearls and job done lol,
the main shape is made using a Go Greate die which I've distressed the edges with my scissors,

this was a bit hard to photograph lol,
Challenges 
Drunken stampers ~ Die cuts
One stop craft ~ Birthday card
Cutie Sunday ~ Pink and brown
A Spoonfull of sugar ~ Birthday wishes
Digi stamps 4 joy ~ Going sentimental


well peeps hope your having a lovely day,
see you soon, hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wow 2nd post today and it's not even two o'clock lol

Hi peeps,
Yes I'm still awaiting the phone call lol, probably wont get it today either!!!

I've seen the challenge over at Simon Says stamp with a gorgeous colour scheme and they are also doing a DT call might be brave and apply!!!!!
I mean who wouldn't die to be on this DT

I've dug out my copics for a change you know how it is sometimes your in the mood for one thing rather than another, well it's typical because as I started using my E50 I noticed it's running out, but thankfully it kept going just long enough,
They are also using WOJ stamps so I've brought one of mine out of hiding lol,
I've not followed a sketch, I sort of made it up as I went along lol,
the bling squares I've had years but thought they went great with this, the lace is a favourite of mine as it seems to go with so much,
the swirl is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, the punch is of course Martha Stewart,
I've outlined the image with  a W1 copic pen for a little depth just on one side to give shadow
I love copics but need yet more colours lol,
Challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ coffee and cream
Challenge up your life ~  monocrome
Have you noticed not a hint of distressing lol, what do you think me or not !!!

My Magnolia stamp club has come and they are gorgeous, so I'm off to cut out the little beauties so I can play lol!!
Have a lovely day, and don't forget I'll be back tomorrow with my DT cards lol!

Just because it's raining lol

Hi peeps,
What do you think of my title?
I'ts raining and dull here again today and I've to wait in for a phone call that was supposed to be coming yesterday that didn't, so guess who just had to create while she waited!! lol


My card is painted with Distress inks and I've painted the background too, for some reason known only to itself, my cards always look more colourful in the background than what my camera picks up! any way
the papers are a mixture of mainly Tim Holtz vintage shabby and BG Wisteria, as the TH paper has a hint of t lilac and blends with it,
I've distressed and sewn the edges of my papers and the main card shape too which is a GO Kreate die
Over at Magnolia Down Under they want distressing well as you know it's what I do on most of my cards so it wasn't to hard to do lol, and they are being sponsored by the lovely Kellie with a gorgeous Magnolia stamp,
Over at Just Magnolia they want to show love well my little heart charm says made with love as it is too lol,
and I've followed the sketch over at WOC, so the challenges

Just magnolia ~ Love
Magnolia Down Under ~ Distressing
WOC ~ Sketch

As you can see I've sat Tilda on the Happy Birthday sentiment which I've also distressed,
the flowers are WOC and are gorgeous, pearls and ribbon  stash, lace from a local market, star dust stickles,
corner die quickcutz which has been distressed too lol!
hope your all having a lovely day!
will be back tomorrow with my DT cards,
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

My First card for Basic Grey DT

Hi peeps,
Over at Basic Grey we have a lovely sketch for you this time, it's by our lovely Heather and it's fab,



I decided to use my new punch around  the page as well, which was fun as my trimmer cut the size slightly larger so of course it didn't match up correctly, after a lot of cursing I tried an old trimmer I had and it worked perfectly! what's the point of a trimmer that measures wrong!!! so needless to say I'm not a happy bunny lol!
right not what you wanted to hear! so I'll be good now,
My image is of course a Magnolia from the latest collection not sure what's she's called maybe Tilda with cake!!! do you think? lol
she's coloured with distress inks and I've added diamond glaze on her shoes, but I think you'll have to take my word for that he he,
the gorgeous paper are of course Basic Grey and are from the porcelain  collection 6 by 6 pad, just found out you can't get it in this size any more and I'm gutted!

As you can see my papers are stitched and distressed something I love to do, oh and I think if you look closely you may be able to see the glaze on her shoes after all lol,
The ribbon is seam binding that was part of a lovely birthday pressie from my lovely blogging friend Mandy, thanks hun I love them all,
Pearl gems, lace and roses from stash,


I think my shadows a little to dark on this image must remember for next time lol,
challenges
Fussy and Fancy ~ use something edible on your project
If the shoe fits ~ Birthday
All that scraps  Magnolia ~ Let's celebrate Birthdays

will check up later to see if there's any more,
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, hope to catch up with you soon,


Friday, 18 February 2011

Some exciting news and a card

Hi peeps,
I'm over the moon to tell you my daughter is pregnant,
She's had her first scan yesterday and I was told strictly I wasn't to say any thing  till she'd had it lol, she's due in August and it will be our first grandchild, Were  so excited,

Now for my card,
I've used a lovely hAnglar stamp that was sent as a Birthday present from my lovely friend Elaine, thank you so much hun, I love it,
I've coloured her using Copics, which was hard because I'd forgotten how to use them you may still think I've forgotten when you see it lol!



Over at Simon Says Stamp they want make your own embellishment, well I've threaded some thread through some  lace with a lot of holes which was hard to do lol, pulled it up tight to form a circle joined the ends and made a flower effect, added a button on top which has a little raffia tied on,
I've then used the same raffia to make a bow,
I've made a muffin using shrink plastic which started out as a large muffin cake from Magnolia,
the Doo Hickey trim I cut out then put it through my crimper to add detail, but you can't see that very clearly, typical !!!

Challenges,
Simon Says Stamp ~ Make your own embellishment,
Top tip Tuesday ~ All stitched up

Well hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Liz xx






Thursday, 17 February 2011

A Celebration

Hi peeps,
Thought I'd show yo a card I've been commissioned for,
The lady wanted a larger card then the square ones and wanted it for her mum and dad's Golden Wedding,
I didn't want it to be too much Gold though so let me know what you think, 
oh err should I have said that lol,









 The glasses are of course a Magnolia stamp which I've stamped once then masked and printed another, the images I have coloured with Distress inks, then added Glamour dust for the sparkly pop!
Flowers are a mixture from all over and I thought the Tim Holtz film strip looked good for the memories involved, to highlight the Golden Anniversary the  leaves, bubbles at the top of the champagne glasses and the trims are gold,
Challenges
2 sisters ~ Hearts
Crazy4 ~ Hearts
Let's ink it up ~ Romance
Cupcake ~ I love you ~ Hearts 
Oldie but a goodie ~ Add a Heart
Paper take weekly ~ Putting on the glitz
The background paper is all sparkly too but I don't think my camera has picked it up again, as it really sparkles as do my flowers and glasses, GGRRR
The inside has a lovely verse which I have added a Martha Stewart hearts border down but I've forgotten to take a picture duh!

Well peeps, hope your having fun,
see you later 
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A Bit of news!


Hi peeps,
Just thought I'd let you know I have been asked to join the Basic Grey DT, and of course I said yes!!
They are a very talented group of lovely girls and I'm  looking  forward to working/playing with them lol,
 Oh! I just had to tell he he,







Monday, 14 February 2011

Mid Week Easter special

Hi peeps,
 This is a treat bag I've done for the Totally Tilda Easter challenge, you still have another week,

I made this using a bag that's supposed to take cards when you've finished them but it worked perfectly for this when I cut the length down a bit he he,


Just look at those yummy mini Easter eggs!
Tilda is coloured with copics, the sentiment stamp is another gorgeous one from Lynne at 
border punch is  Martha Stewart ,
I made the tiny eggs at the bottom using one of the smallest oval nesties which I then coloured again with copics,

As you can see there is a feather on there too,
My papers are distressed and a strip of ribbon has been added,

Challenges 
Fussy and fancy ~ Sweet treats
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Lovin from the oven

Hope you'll join in the fun,
See you soon,






Sunday, 13 February 2011

How does your garden grow

Hi peeps,
It's pouring down with rain here but on my card in the garden it's a gorgeous sunny summer's day, role on summer! yeah
this card is of course for the Totally Tilda and the challenge is to see projects using Tilda of course and garden themed as well, check out my awesome teamies stunning cards for inspiration,

We are being sponsored by Bunny zoe crafts
who is giving the prize of a Magnolia Doo Hickey Bery lace die, wow
and also today she is giving us Tilda lovers 10% off the goodies in her shop so pop on over now! lol


As you can see I've used a Fiskars rose border punch to create the  frames, had this yonks and never used it before,
Tildas are both holding flowers and of course it's finished with flower arrangements too, the sentiment is a Magnolia stamp too,

My images are coloured with Distress inks then cut out and mounted with pin flair glue, the gorgeous lace was a gift from a lovely blogging buddy thank you hun,
the pearl string has been stuck using crafters pick incredibly tacky glue which I've added a butterfly charm too,
pearls and glitter finish it off lol,

Here's a closer look




Challenges
Allsorts ~ It's all about the sentiment
Our creative corner ~ cut it out ~ sorry if this doesn't apply
Saturday challenge ~ A Stamped flower
Timbroscrapmania ~ Anything you want, but use a stamp
Crafty creations ~ three little words
Top tip Tuesday ~ Frame it
Magnolia Down Under ~ sketch ~ Tweaked a bit I know lol

Don't forget to check out Bunny Zoes gorgeous sale,
think gardens, see you soon, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

MMM Strawberries, cream and chocolate, with hearts and flowers too,

Hi peeps,
Wow don't these weeks fly lol,
As I said yesterday it's time for my DT cards and the theme this time for colour create is very yummy it's chosen by our lovely talented Mina and it's
Chocolate, Strawberry and cream, optional extra is ribbon

I keep drooling over this! yum yum
we are being sponsored by the lovely Michelles scrapbooking again too and this is the prize, thankyou

For my card I chose this sweet hAnglar image which I've coloured with Distress inks, only I must admit her dress isn't as dark as I'd like as it just wouldn't go any darker for some reason lol, I cut her out and used Pin flair glue to attach her on, I embossed the circle with a cuttle bug embossing folder then highlighted one or two spots with glitter,


Papers are Basic Grey, roses are papermania, ribbon and lace from stash
Challenges.
 Totally Gorjuss ~ Sketch
Cupcake craft ~ seeing red
Sarah Hurley ~ Die cuts
Crafts and me ~ Red
Fab n funky ~ Tempting texture

Our Paper play challenge this week is
Hearts and flowers but not valentine
and our sponsor is waltzing mouse and they are giving a stamp set, thank you

As you can see I've used another gorgeous hAnglar for this card too lol,
I had a change and coloured this time with copics, wow you've not seen that in a while have you he he, my image was sent from a lovely blogging friend, so thank you hunny, much appreciated,
The papers are of course Tim Holtz vintage Shabby, which I've sewn and distressed, the border punch is Martha Stewart, the tags are spellbinders,
Hearts dies are sissix, butterflies are of course Martha Stewart too, the rest from stash,
Challenges
My time to craft ~ Hearts and flowers
Papertake weekly ~ Have a Heart
Penny's Papercraft ~ hearts a flutter
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Hearts gone wild
Ellephantastic ~ Distressing with a love theme
Fun with shapes ~ at heart with heart

Hope too see you soon,
Have fun!


Hugs Liz xx






Wednesday, 9 February 2011

It's a box

Hi peeps,
It's raining cats and dogs here today so I thought why not do some crafting, I've had some fabby news which I will share as soon as poss but for now watch this space lol,

On a couple of challenges they are asking for anything but a card, well I was in the mood to do something else so I've made a box then done a larger top with my image and embellies on lol,

I've just had to use the same image of Tilda through the heart which I got the other week because I love her and she's fab to colour too,

As you can see I made my box using grey Cardstock to bring in the hints of grey on the image, the top is made using a Go Kreate die,
Simon Says Stamp's challenge is for anything goes and to use Tim Holtz products if you them, well you know how I love his stuff so here is my list lol,

Tim Holtz Distress tool ~ my paper edges,
Distress inks ~ Antique linen, tattered rose, spun sugar,Victorian Velvet,
Frayed burlap,Walnut stain, vintage photo, brushed corduroy, weathered wood, black soot,
Tim Holtz ~ Game spinner,
Tim Holtz ~ Film strip,
Tim Holtz ~ Foliage,
Vintage Shabby Pad,
Tim Holtz on the edge die,
I've used the die as another layer to the left of my image and this is also distressed,

Flowers are from a mixture of places,
Clear glass beads are Magnolia, Pearl heart is from the works, stamens are Kars, I've made the green twirls from the stems I cut off the roses and twirled them round my pokey tool,
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, pearls stash,
Glamour dust,














Challenges ;
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes plus Tim Holtz if wanted,
Timbroscrapmania ~ everything but a card,
WOC ~ Love is
All that scraps ~ Queen of Hearts
I'll be back tomorrow with my DT cards, see you soon,









Monday, 7 February 2011

Totally Tilda Egg'stra special

Hi Peeps,
Have we got a  treat for you at Totally Tilda
our lovely boss lady Susie is moving soon and she wanted to do an early Easter challenge yeah!
the challenge is of course Easter and to use eggs on your project using at least one or more if you want,
this challenge will run as well as our other challenges,
my teamies have made some stunning examples go and take a peek they are gorgeous!!!!

We are being sponsored this challenge by one of our lovely TT teamies Lynne from
Sentiments 4 you
with a £10 gift certificate,
Lynne gave us some of her sentiments to use on our cards and they are fab thank you hun, do go and check out her awesome stuff, you'll find loads of goodies on there!


For my card I've used this gorgeous Tilda which I coloured using Distress inks and for the egg I drew around the inside of an oval Nestie with a Micron Archival ink pen which was great as it didn't bleed when I used the Distress inks,
the little chick is a quick cutz die I've had years, the flowers are prima, 
Fence is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die which I've edged in vintage photo,
feather and pearls from stash,
 Lacy ribbon from Hobby craft, but they've stopped doing it now GRRR,
Papers are Basic Grey Porcelain 
and sentiment is of course from Lynne,
My papers are machine stitched too,
Challenge
Rainbow lady's ~ Chinese new year use Rabbits, hope Tilda dressed as a rabbit will do lol,

Well all for now,
can't wait to see what you come up with



Sunday, 6 February 2011

Love you

Hi peeps,
If any one saw my post yesterday about losing my mojo, it's great to let you know it came back lol,
I wrote my post and went in my craft room, thought I'd get some ideas together and my son walked in, well I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!
any how after he'd left and we'd had a lovely chat and a good cup of tea my mojo was their in all it's wonder though you may not think so when you see my card he he!
I've made this card for my daughters Birthday, the trouble is she does occasionally look on here so if she see's it well I'll just have to do her another won't I lol,

I added some diamond sparkles glitter to her hearts but it's changed the colour slightly, they weren't that colour to start off with and the photo makes it more pronounced but I think it's still ok and isn't your heart that colourish anyway lol!!!! ( use your imagination here) lol,
the border die is a Martha Stewart punch that I got from the show, it's lovely to use and I just punched two layers of card sandwiched them together added my lace and hey presto!
the papers are of course Basic Grey and are from the sugared pad,

The bottom of my card is done using prima flowers, and roses and do you see a Tim Holtz film strip peeking through there?

I just love this gorgeous spotted ribbon which is here and at the top of my card too,

My image is coloured with Distress inks as is the background, the shape is of course a Spellbinders  nestabilty die,

Think I've gone a bit overboard on my piccies, are you agreeing with me here????

Challenges,
Basic Grey ~ Hearts
Simply Create ~ Give your heart away 
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes optional Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp ~ Love is in the Air ~ hearts and flowers
Alphabet challenge ~ N is for Nesties

Right I need to do some DT work now so see you all later lol