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Friday, 30 September 2011

Silly Me!

Sorry girls if your looking for the missing post which is no doubt showing up on some of your lists, I was supposed to be scheduling a post for tomorrow only it posted tonight instead so it's back tomorrow lol,

hope the weathers nice where you are it's been baking hot here today,
see you tomorrow,


Sunday, 25 September 2011

A Christmas gift

Hi guys, whats the weather like where you are? nice hey!
here it's raining again!!! roll on summer lol,
the challenge we have for you over at 
is to decorate a chipboard beer mat or make an album,
 now me being me didn't take the easy route and did an album!!!

My images are all coloured with copics, I have used lots of glitter on this one too. the frame is a made using one of the spellbinders dies and I have used white acrylic paint to distress the edges,

This one is using a cuttlebug snowflake die which I have coated with lots of glitter too, then I have cut out a mini Tilda with latern and layered her on with pinflair glue, after shaping her using my shaping tool,
the dots are pearl liquid pearl,
paper by Magnolia 

Hope you can make out the Magnolia circle stamp which I stamped in versamark then added glittery embossing powder over the top,
I stamped mini Tilda in the middle, I have kept this one flat on purpose so the album didn't get too bulky and squashed!!!! 
 I rounded the corners using a corner punch,

This again is fairly flat again for the same reason, I made a pocket for the tag onto which your own words can be added, the background is white acrylic paint painted on,


Here I've masked Tilda onto the candy cane then coloured using my copics, her fur trim is glamour dust glitter and her wings where done using a glitter pen,
the snow dots were again made using liquid pearl


This is another back view, to really finish of the last page, !!!!


Well you can't have Christmas without Santa can you????
sorry, I mean I know you can but not in here!
I have a list of all the copics used if anyone is interested, just ask!
this time I stamped the parcels then cut out the stamped image of santa as I wanted some depth to his legs so I again shaped them with my shaping tool, they do sit  off the image a little but I don't think you can make it out so well on the picture, typical!!!

Challenges
Hanna and friends ~ anything goes
Sparkles forum Christmas ~ Santa
by the cute and girly ~ All things bright and beautiful
Creative stamp friends ~ anything goes but not a card
Magnolia-lictious highlites ~ mini mag blog hop
Simon says stamp ~ dies to die for
stampin for the weekend ~ anything goes
sparkles forum ~ sparkle


will have to check later for any others,

yesterday we went to the Deepdale shopping centre, Tegan was again a little star, so good,
any way back to the shopping, I needed some shoes and a new coat!! OMG do you need a mortgage now just to put clothes on your back, think it will be a bin liner in future lol,
still it doesn't help when I spend most of my money on crafting stuff he he,

well I hope I haven't bored you too much, thanks so much for looking,
catch you later,
remember I still have candy for a few days!!!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Another fall card, lol

Hi guys, over at Paper play we have a great challenge for you
Autumn leaves,
my teamies have done some fab creations do go over and give them some love,
we are being sponsored by Meljen designs with 4 digi images, thank you!

As you can see I've used a Magnolia image,( what me never!) lol she is coloured with copics too,
I used various leaf stamps for the design around her using distress inks and used a small oak leaf ? punch for the others,


recipe
Magnolia stamp
Papers ~ prima / botanical collection
Cardio ~ Majestix / festive bouquet stamps
Memento inks ~ Tuxedo black/ rich cocoa
DI ~ Antique linen/ old paper/ Pumice stone
sentiment ~ Stampavie
Pearls pins ~ local market
Ribbon ~ Anita's
Spellbinders ~  Petite ovals large and scalloped nestie's 

challenges
Just Magnolia ~ sketch
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ fall colours
Anything goes ~ anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ use dies or punches
Crafty ribbons challenge ~ anything goes

Tegan was weighed yesterday and she is a whopping 8 pounds 6 ounces, isn't she doing well lol,

you may have noticed I have given up my colour create DT, I haven't as much time at the moment for crafting when Tegan's around , but do go and check out the challenge site as they are looking for new some new  DT members so check it out,

phew what's up with blogger today, thought I'd just lost all this as it went off the screen as I was writing it but thankfully it was in draft!!! good job too lol,

have a lovely day peeps, see you soon,
thanks to all  my new and old followers,

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tilda in the Fall

Hi peeps, 
had a few minutes today to craft so have made a card using  Magnolia stamps, for a change lol,
over at TOMIC the challenge is
a sketch and the fall,
I have coloured some ivory seam binding with three distress inks to get the look I wanted,
I masked Tilda with the mushroom and also did two separate ones for the extra ones on the bottom, all are coloured with my copic sketch pens,
All my papers are machine sewn and distressed with my distressing tool, the image is made using a spellbinders die,
I have cut out two spellbinders tag dies, layered them on top of each other then using the same edge stamp as on the main image edged the sentiment too,

Recipe
Magnolia stamps 
Seam Binding ~ ivory
Distress inks ~ wild honey/ scattered straw/ dried marigold
Flowers ~ Prima/ stash
Pumpkin ~ Hobby craft
Papers My minds eye ~ Mabel papers
Spellbinders ~ petite ovals large/ and scalloped/ tags
sentiment / Stampavie
memento/ Tuxedo black/ rich cocoa
stempelglede / grunge stamp
Small and large leaf punches /stash
copics;
skin E000 ~ 11 ~ 21 ~ 01 ~ 13
top E40 ~ 41 ~ 42  ~ 43
pants ~ E44 ~ 43 ~ 42 ~ 41 ~ 40
hair ~ E57 ~ 47 ~ 37 ~25
Toadstools
oranges ~ YR16 ~ 07 ~ 04 ~ 02
 browns ~E53 ~ 51 ~ 50 43 ~ 42 ~ 41

challenges 
TOMIC
edited
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ fall colours
Simply magnolia ~ shabby chic
Simon says stamp ~ use dies or punches
Magnolia mania ~ dots
Magnolia-licious highlites ~ fall
Its a magnolia challenge ~ use two magnolia images
I will check up later for more when I get the chance lol

will catch you all later, back tomorrow with my 
paper play card, have fun



Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hanging around!!

Wow I'm back again, been seeing Tegan as well lol,
we went to the Trafford centre yesterday, and she was as good as gold, had her bottle then slept most of the time, I said to Kay three weeks old and she's already shopping! we won't be laughing when she wants to spend loads will we?  
I've coloured this with my copics again so                                                                                                                                              
love colouring using these colours at the moment, so going to need some new ones soon, hehe

Loved making this but it was a nightmare to photograph!
thought I'd do a wall hanger for a change, I am going to put it in my craft room as I love oriental and she will cheer me up lol,
the image is of course by Magnolia and after colouring her I cut her out, shaped her with a shaping tool and fixed her using pin flair glue,
the shapes are all spell binders dies and Martha Stewart punches,
I stamped pink blossom, on to the main Nestie die behind her as the photo inspiration on MDU had a similair effect, well to me anyway lol,
the flowers and image are sprayed with perfect pearl mist for lovely shimmer,

Magnolia down under~ Photo inspiration
DCD ~ flower power
Ohh-la-la ~ punches dies
Creative stamp friends ~ anything but a card


recipe
Magnolia
Flowers ~ WOC, the craft range,
Tulle ~ hobbycraft
Pin~ homemade
leaves/butterflies/PATP ~ pansy ~ Martha Stewart
Paper ~ S.E.I
charms ~ stash
cheesecloth ~ local shop
small doily ~ Windmill craft centre
blossom stamp ~ Papermania Henbury Lane ~  candy win off Susie
Perfect pearl Mist ~ perfect pearl~ Simon says stamp
Copics sketch~ card craft plus

hope your all ok guys, will be back on Thursday with my
Paper play card,

I have candy if your interested!


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Step away from the Chocolate!!!!

Hi guys back again,( yes I got over my loss of mojo moment!) with our
we have a lovely one for you this time Stitching, as usual real or faux or both lol,
I have machine sewn all my paper edges and also the card layer near the image for a little added interest,

as you can see my mojo did come back he he,

All my images are coloured with the same colours using copics, and of course all are Magnolia, which you may not know are my favourite stamps, bet  you didn't know that did you lol,
I stamped a fancy edge to my main image using a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad,

 all my images were cut out so that I could put them in their right places to be able to be seen above the Chocolate box  and chocolate chip muffin !!
I made the label using a Spellbinders die cut and used the same edge stamp for the bottom and added the text using a small stamp set from Hero Arts, just remembered I should have edged the edges with the same memento ink, Duh
the text says Chocolate Kisses, I thought mmm wouldn't mind some of those myself lol,
the paper is by Magnolia too,
I added acetate to the back of my cupcake to make it stand up and is great as it's hardly visible from behind as well,
I so love these Magnolia stamps, 

Recipe:
Images ~ Magnolia ~ Tilda with ponytail, Tilda with Balloon, Secret Tilda,
Dot Muffin, Unwrapped Tilda,
Memento Inks ~ Black / Rich Cocoa
Flowers/ ribbon ~ stash,
Leaves ~ Martha Stewart punch
Hero Arts small alphabet
Stempelglede ~ grunge stamp
Papers ~ Magnolia and S.E.I  Claire pad
copics:

skin ~ E000~ E11~ E21~ E13
Clothes  and Hair ~ E40  E41 ~ E42 ~ E43 ~ E44 ~ E49

Challenges:
TOMIC ~ Brown/ Cream and Chocolate,
Creatalicious ~ Anything goes
Everybody Art ~ Flowers
Scrap-creations ~ Unique fold (Easel card)
Simon Says Stamp ~ Song Title, Happy Birthday / The Beatles
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything goes
Craft Ribbons challenge ~ anything goes
Magnolia-licious challenge ~ Fall colours (Tildas birthday
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ Fall colours          is in the fall lol)
The pretty little ribbon shop challenge ~ monochrome
Sentimental sunday ~ monochrome

well guys, hope you likey!!
see you soon,

remember I have candy,





Saturday, 17 September 2011

Just because again

Wow I have just checked and it's nearly a week since I put something on my blog!! where has time gone!
I have been busy crafting but it was DT stuff which was a little time consuming and they will be on here  soon, bet you can't wait lol,
It's Basic Greys challenge time and this week it's a colour combo for you,
Brown/pink
you must of course use Basic Grey products and if you also tell us which you've used it does help us too,
I had a mojo moment when doing this, nothing seemed right, so hope it's ok,
I'm so enjoying using my copics at the moment so of course that is what I used he he,
the papers are BG from the Sweet threads and Bitter sweet collections,

I distressed my main paper edges and all papers are machine sewn, I didn't follow a sketch as such just mucked about with the papers till it resembled a card he he,


Challenges:
Creatalicious ~ anything goes
Fabnfunky ~ Bingo ~ stamped image/3papers or layers/ die cuts

Recipe
Magnolia image
Magnolia Doo Hickey~ swirls/ leaves/ flowers/ butterfly,
doily ~ a lovely gift
Star dust stickles
Just because sentiment ~ stampavie
Pearls ~ stash 
Martha Stewart ~ swirling lace punch around the page,
papermania cardstock,
 Cream sewing thread ~ The Range

Thankfully my mojo came back, so will be back tomorrow with my ATSC
creation,
thanks for looking, I do have candy if your interested,
see you soon,




Sunday, 11 September 2011

For Your Special Day

Hi guys,
I've been busy again the last few days visiting Kay and helping out so I've not been on here again!!!

The challenge over at Totally Tilda is 
Wedding
we were given some gorgeous digi sentiments to use by the lovely lynne who is kindly sponsoring us too, thanks hun,
so this time Edwin is allowed as long as Tilda is on there too lol,
my teamies have made some gorgeous creations do pop over and give them some love,
My image is of course Magnolia and it's again coloured with copics, but sorry I've forgotten to put down which ones I've used DUH!!!
the confetti is made up of platinum stickles and liquid pearl,

because I've been helping Kay out I've only found one challenge up to now for it, so will look later for any more he he,

Deep Ocean Challenge ~ hearts


recipe
Papers ~ Jack n Jill collection
Flowers ~ The craft range
Stickles ~ star dust ~ platinum 
Marianne die
Doo Hickey ~ swirl die
Glass stem beads ~ hobbycraft
Martha Stewart ~ heart punch
Heart Doily ~ craft fair
Sewing Machine ~ beige thread
Well guys can't wait to see your creations, so love wedding cards etc 
remember I have candy, 


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Celebration

Hi guys, it's Thursday again doesn't time fly!!
of course it's colour create and paper plays challenge time again,

Our challenge this time is by our lovely Sylvia and it's
pink, brown, and white/cream
optional extra lace


I've been trying some new copic style colouring that I saw in the Magnolia magazine done by the amazing  Zoe, god that girl can colour, anyway my attempt is no way as good as hers but I'm quite pleased with it, lol

The frame on the outside is a Martha Stewart PATP , the image is of course a Magnolia which I think was a Christmas one but I think she's useful all year too,
the middle frame is Spell binders scalloped edge nestie for the inner I measured the size then cut the corners using a corner punch  I also used a larger corner punch on the main papers too,
my paper edges are machine sewn,


recipe~
Martha Stewart ~ swirling lace ~ punch around the page,
papers ~ SEI ~ Claire collection
Flowers ~ WOC and the craft range
Marianne design ~ stems
lace and pearls  ~ stash
copics~
Skin ~ E000 ~ E21 ~ E11~ E27
Pants ~ E44 ~ E 47 ~ E49 ~ E40 ~ E41 ~ E49
Top ~ E40~ E41~ E43 ~ E42
Hair ~ E25 ~ E37 ~ E57 ~ E 47 ~ E49


Challenges
Simply Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Stampavie and more ~ Pearls and lace
Just Magnolia ~ anything goes

the challenge is chosen by our Mandy and it is for
Two or more stamped images
I can't believe it I did Christmas again!!!!!
I must be ill lol.

I'm keeping my Christmas cards fairly flat, as it costs a bom to post them out if they are all bulky,
the images are by Fizzy Moon Festive Fun called snow ,(remember I have another fizzy moon stamp set in my candy on my blog,) again the images are coloured with copics, loving using these at the moment!
the fur has lots of glamour dust and I tried stamping the main sleigh stamp at an angle to look like their doing a wheelie, ooopppss can you do a wheelie on a sleigh !!!! lol


challenges~
creative card crew ~ anything goes
Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes

Recipe ~
Papers Dovecraft ~ Let it snow
Star dust Stickles
Glamour Dust
Fizzy Moon Stamp Set ~ Snow
Fizzy Moon Brad
Quickcutz large snowflake die
Red ~ paper mania card stock
Martha Stewart ~ snowflake punch
Copics,
Fur ~ E30 ~ 31 ~ 33 ~ 40 ~ 41 ~ 43
reds ~ R05 ~ 27 ~ 17 ~ 37 ~ 
Browns / Nose ~ E17 ~37 ~ 59

well guys hope you'll join us in the fun
thanks for looking
remember my candy!







Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I can't believe it!!!!

Hi guys,
I've made a card and it's Christmas based!!!!!! am I ill? lol
now those that know me know I don't do Christmas till December or the earliest November so what's going on!!!!
must be Tegan's effect on me!!!!! he he

I thought I'd put on a card today as I have been busy doing stuff but for my DT'S so I couldn't show them yet,
I saw that TOMIC wanted make your own background, and I thought Christmas!!
still can't believe it you know!!

I made the background using three colours of Distress ink which I added in various depths to the watercolour paper as this blends so easily and takes liquid too,
I then stamped my various stamps and heat embossed over them with white embossing powder, to finish off I  sprayed a mist of Blackberry Autumn ink and perfect pearls mist perfect pearl too, highlights of stickles star dust are on there too, the whole thing shimmers beautifully in real life!
Tilda and the houses are coloured using my copics, and are layered on with pinflair glue, I also slightly shaped Tilda with a shaping tool so she didn't lie flat,
her laces are done with stickles too,
the fence is edged with DI vintage photo and coloured very lightly with Antique linen,
the text stamp is of course by Magnolia and has been stamped in memento rich cocoa,
the shape is a Go Kreate die,

recipe
Distress inks ~ antique linen~ tumbled glass ~ faded jeans ~ vintage photo
stampendous ~white embossing powder  
Emboss ~ tinted embossing stamp pad
Sticky fingers ~ Autumn Ink ~ Blackberry
Perfect Pearls mist ~ perfect pearl
Magnolia stamps and other
Doo Hickey fence die
ribbon ~  a gift
Silver snowflake ~ The stamp man
copics

Challenges
TOMIC ~ make your own background
All that scraps ~ stretch your imagination
Magnolia mania ~ sparkle
well guys, should get to visit you soon, hope your all ok and having fun,
Tegan has put on a few pounds she now weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces, isn't she doing well!



Monday, 5 September 2011

Celebration candy

Hi guys, I'm back, loads to catch up with so will catch up with you as soon as I can,
Baby Tegan is doing really well and so to celebrate our beautiful grand daughters birth I've got a little candy,

COLLECTION CLOSED
It consists of 

Cheesecloth
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Christmas stamp
and Festive Fun Brads 

usual rules apply, 
become a follower if you want to and will visit again, please don't only come for the candy as I love to see you all and not just when it's candy time,
of course it's open to my regular followers too,

it's open till
end of September and I will reveal the winner beginning of October,
hopefully that should still give you time to use them lol,




catch you later,
ps please leave a comment, thank you!!

PPS : I've widened my blog page which I can see on my monitor, can you see all of it on yours? thanks for your input, xx



Thursday, 1 September 2011

Baby Tegan

Hi guys,
wow I'd forgotten how time flies when there is a baby around lol, the days have just flown,
got a little time to put a quick picture of her on  my blog for you to see,

Isn't she gorgeous!!!!!

I love her to bits!!!!

hope your all ok, will catch up soon, 
love and hugs Liz xx