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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Blogging 3 years!

Hi guys,
This is a sticky post!
see below for my latest posts!!

I realised the other day that I've had my blog now just over three years! as yes I totally forgot I started in July lol,
so to celebrate I'm having a little candy!

My candy is open to all, but I am not liable for any custom duties some countries impose,
And
 not candy only blogs! these will  not be considered as I will check lol,


I've been on  and still are on some fantastic challenges, and have made some lovely blogging friends along the way too, 
COLLECTION CLOSED

The candy consists of
unmounted ~ Tilda with Ballet shoes
Go Kreate ~ large frame frilly 10

usual rules apply,
Please be a follower or become a follower of my blog,
 and show the candy picture on your blog/sidebar

The candy will end on October the 31st
and I will announce the winner as soon as Possible after,

Please your details in Mr Linky below



Good Luck!
hugs Liz xx



Gorgeous Heidi again for MCH DT

Hi guys, I'm back with my DT card for MY Crafty Heart,
Teresa has some awesome goodies in store pop across and have a peep!
and check out whats due in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be still my beating heart lol!
Christmas is fast coming upon us and so thought I'd do another card for it, this time I've coloured Heidi in my copics and used these gorgeous papers from MME the tag effect was on one of the paper sheets along with some other bits and bobs which I will use later he he,
I've used my favourite colour tones again too for Heidi, so loving these blue/grey and brown tones together!
if you want to know the colours used just ask!


recipe used
Wee Heidi stamp from Whimsy @ MCH
MME ~ Winter Wonderland pad @ MCH
Memory Box Crystal snowflake die ~ MCH
Prima Button / En Francais @ MCH
Memory Box ~ Antique Lamp post @ MCH

other
 Red snowflakes grosgrain Ribbon @ the pretty little ribbon shop
Text stamp and flower ~ stash
snowtex

oh well, back tomorrow with a GDT
happy crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

wow look at this

Check out this awesome candy from here
isn't it gorgeous!!!

good luck to all but I'm wishing some for myself as well lol,
on till 30th November
hugs Liz xx

Girls only

Hi guys, how excited am I!
a couple of weeks ago I was asked to be GDT for the  Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia challenge,
well the lovely Sara asked if I wanted to be on their DT full time and of course I said yes,
so the challenge this time is Girls only,
Jingle Jangle Tilda with  is coloured with my distress re-inkers as again is the background, just love this effect this gives,
again I've used loads of Snowtex,

recipe used
 Magnolia ~ Jingle Jangle  Tilda
Magnolia ~ snowflake stamp
Doo Hickey ~ Spruce tree
Doo Hickey ~ Lamp post/ Paris night
WOC ~ Flowers
Doo Hickey ~ Tag
Distress re-inkers
clear gems
MME ~ Winter Wonderland papers @ MCH
Memory Box ~ FrostyVille Border @ MCH
Snowflake charm @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH (currently out of stock)
Stardust stickles @ MCH
Snowflakes Satin cut out trim @ the pretty little ribbon shop
Oloroso /seam binding @ the pretty little ribbon shop

Challenges
Magnolia Mania ~ 3 dies
Stampin for the weekend ~ anything goes
Tilda's Town ~ Merry Christmas


we are kindly being sponsored by


Wow! thanks so much!

Well guys, hope you'll join us in the fun!
catch you all later,
Hugs Liz xx


Things with wings

Hi guys, gosh hasn't it gone cold? brrr bring back summer! lol

our challenge this time at 
Addicted to stamps is things with wings and I've also used this card for My Crafty Heart DT

the gorgeous image is called Flower by Nellie Snellen and I stamped around the edges with a stamp from Magnolia,
I've had a change and coloured it with my copics with a hint of Glamour dust on the flowers,
sorry for the blurry piccie he he,

recipe
MME Lost and found papers @ MCH
Melissa Frances Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Mesh butterfly @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH ( currently out of stock)
Nellie Snellen ~ Flower stamp @ MCH
Prima Genie stones/gold wrap @ MCH
Prima Serenade Pink flower @ MCH
Miss Godivas/ blush  flowers @ MCH
Pink silky crush ribbon @ the pretty little ribbon shop
Natural twine @ the pretty little ribbon shop

Challenges
Bunny Zoe's ~ Pink, pearls and lace
Stampavie and more ~ stitches
Totally Gorjuss ~ things with wings
Crafts and me ~ fantasy creatures

Well guys hope you will join us in the fun,
pop on over to My Crafty Heart to see all the latest gorgeous goodies Teresa has to tempt you with too


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Oh for hair like this

Hi guys, I've used my gorgeous Aliah digital image again by Hanna Lynn from crafts and me, I so love this hair, it's so gorgeous to colour, wish mine looked like  it lol,
I felt like a change and used my copics, the card shape is a Go Kreate die and I made my tag effect for the large  bow on the right, the gorgeous trinket is from Teresa at my crafty heart and they are stunning!
I made my background mat for the image using my trimmer,
the light is dull today so hope the pictures ok lol,

recipe used
Aliah digi image @ crafts and me
Flowers ~WOC
 Jenni Bowlin Pins @ MCH
Genie stones / gold wrap @ MCH
Melissa Frances ~ Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Prima Button/ En Francais @ MCH
MME Lost and Found Papers @ MCH
Prima / Alla Prima Papers @ MCH
Bo Bunny / Serenity papers @ MCH
Antique Gold silky crush ribbon @ the pretty little ribbon shop
 rose ribbon and pearl string~  market
Copics
Skin ~  E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Eyes ~ YR21, Y26, E31
Lips ~ E70, E04
Hair ~ E21, E25, E29
Flower ~ E07, E08, E09, E19
Leaf ~ YR21, Y26, Y28, E31
Dress ~ E51, E53,

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl ~ October colour challenge/ autumn colours plus GDT
Wild Orchid challenge ~ silver and or gold (the pin tops are silver and the gem has a gold wrap on the top)

Happy crafting!
You've still a few days left to enter my candy,
see top of my blog,

Ps: if any of you guys have Face Book Totally Tilda now has a group,
check it out! just type in Totally Tilda in the search bar
Hugs Liz xx


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Strawberry Delight

Hi guys, back today with my card for the Totally Tilda challenge which this time is 
  Tilda with fruit
you can use any fruit Tilda, paper and or embellishments,
I've used an older Tilda, I  just love strawberries! so could eat some now lol,
I made my card using my tag shape again for a change, and then added a distressed doily die from Tim Holtz at the sides,
the image is coloured again with my Distress re-inkers as is the strawberry at the bottom right, this I cut out and layered as an embellishment,
the background shape is a Sissix die too, the papers are by Magnolia,

 Other Items used
Magnolia ~  Strawberry yummy tilda
Prima/ Cabaletta/ spring flower @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH  (currently out of stock)
Red pearls string @ the pretty little ribbon shop
Cheery Lynn / Exotic butterfly small
Cheery Lynn / Mini fanciful flourish
Flowers @ WOC and other
Charm ~ stash

we are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot with two gorgeous Magnolia Tildas



Thank you!

Challenges

Magnolia Down Under ~ inspired by a song / Strawberry fields forever ~ The Beatles
Magnolia-licious highlites ~ pink lots of pink
Bunny Zoes ~ pink pearls and lace
well hope you will join in the fun with us, looking forward to seeing your creations,
hugs Liz xx


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Apologies!

Hi guys, Just a quick post to apologize for not being a good bloger this week,
I've been really busy with family and finished up looking after Tegan yesterday too, she's on the move now and gets everywhere fast!!!! so no rest for the wicked,
I'm back tomorrow with a card and hopefully I'll get chance to visit you later!!!!!!
have you heard that before?????????????????????? lol
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A Hug for you

Hi guys,
My card today is a birthday card for a change, using this  gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp called Free hug,
I've made this card for my sons girlfriend who's birthday is next week,
my image is coloured with my re-inkers as is the background, I wanted a change of Christmas colours and did a semi vintage style which she loves,
have you checked out the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance flourish die at the top of my card, wow I love it and of course you can easily cut it down for stem effects too,
the Prima  flower is gorgeous, love these!

Items used
Prima flower ~ Cabaletta /spring @ MCH my camera has made this appear darker than in RL lol
Cheery Lynn ~ Victorian Romance flourish @ MCH
Hero Arts ~ Pearls @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH (currently out of stock)

Whimsy notables die
Doo Hickey ~ so lovely wrapped
Inkido ~ forever collection papers
Oloroso seam binding @ the pretty little ribbon shop
distress re-inkers
Sissix die ~ oval ornate edges
Cheery Lynn ~ lace corner deco 1

Challenges
Cheery Lynn ~ Corner adorners
CLP ~ beautiful sketch


Happy crafting,
Remember my candy see top of my blog
Hugs Liz xx



Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Honey Bee

Hi guys,
here again with my DT card for my crafty heart,
I couldn't resist this adorable Little Cottage Cuties image by Elisabeth Bell called Honey Bee from Whimsy, she is so easy to colour, which I have done with my distress re-inkers again, in yes my favourite colours lol,
Isn't she gorgeous! I love her!!
I wanted her to be the main focal point and have left it quite plain for me!!!!!!!! 
the gorgeous embellies Teresa sells went so well with it though I had to use a few lol,


Items used
Honey Bee ~ Little Cottage Cuties @ MCH
Lace ~ Enchanted @ MCH (Currently out of stock)
WOJ ~ Heart Banner @ MCH
Prima papers ~ Alla ~ Prima @ MCH
Prima Lucerne flowers~ Fairy Belle @ MCH

Challenges
Whimsy ~ all things sparkly my main shape edge and flower heads have glitter on them

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Shaken not stirred, lol

Hi guys, no James Bonds not around, but I've made a shaker card and it came to into my mind lol,
Hubby's a big fan of Bond so maybe that's why!!!
Anyway onto my project
I started off by masking a few larger images together, Pixie Tilda with Snowy roof and a Magnolia moon stamp I have with a old Christmas sleigh stamp I have had for years,
because of this I decided to make it more into a display for  over Christmas,
All my images are coloured with my distress re-inkers and then I made it into a shaker style finish,
the light has caught on the acetate so sorry for any glare,
the trees are again by Tim Hotz and Magnolia,
I used a TH Snow flurries die for one edge then used a Doo Hickey  Tilda lace die for the frame,
the snowflake is by Marianne,
the background paper is from the Winter Wonderland pad by MME from My Crafty Heart

Other Items Used
Doo Hickey ~ heart swirl branch
Flowers ~ Woc
Snow Tex
Acetate
Flower soft in white ~ the snow in the shaker

challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ Shaker style


happy crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

My GDT card

Hi guys, I was asked by the lovely Sara to be a GDT for the challenge
lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia

of course I jumped at the chance, the theme this time is
 ribbon or trim,
I used both lol,
As you can see I've made yet another Christmas scene card, I just can't get these out of my head at the moment lol,
I used a middle stepper card for my main design and made the Welcome Home stamp for the middle with the adorable new Edwin with sack in front,
all my images are coloured with my distress re-inkers and are cut out,
I changed my colours slightly and used  hints of red on Tilda with two presents, as well as the others, and the trees have again been snow tex treatment and can you just see my lace trim peeking out at the bottom, available from my crafty heart although it's out of stock at the moment
the flowers are dosed with a touch of a Viva pearl pen in ice white to look like frosted ice, from my crafty heart
I also used it on top of  the door frame,
Tilda with lovikka mittens looks like she's  peeking above something so I carefully cut around the inside of the mittens and fixed her on top of the Doo Hickey lovely fence die,
I also used a Doo Hickey lamp post again giving this the snow tex treatment,
Finished view again, with the gorgeous gold silky crush ribbon  available from the pretty little ribbon shop

Challenges
The dutch magnolia chickies ~ bingo ~ swirls/ lace/ flowers
Deep Ocean ~ Anything goes
Crafts and me ~ anything goes
Simon says stamp ~ dies and or punches
Tildas town ~ walking in a winter wonderland

well hope you like my scene card,
catch up later
hugs Liz xx

Walkies

Hi guys,
the challenge we have for you this time over at 
 use an animal on your work,

My brother-in-laws birthday was last month and he loves walking, and takes his Labradoodle with him, she's gorgeous and beautifully friendly but quite huge lol,
anyway this is my take on the theme he he,
For a change I coloured my images with copics and then made my scene with my Doo Hickey spruce tree die and Tim Hotz pine tree die to try to create a  woodland, forest effect!

I coloured out the dog and cut her out then layered her in front of the card to make it even more 3D,
I also used my Doo Hickey grass die to finish the front off too,
finished card again, showing the main shape made with a Go Kreate die and Magnolia paper,
I also used a Tim Holtz distressed doily die and a Doo Hickey tag die, the banner stamp is also by Magnolia,

Challenges
Papertake weekly ~ all creatures great and small
The ribbon girl ~ card for a boy or man
Deep Ocean ~ Anything goes
Anything goes ~ Animals
Simon says stamp ~ dies and or punches
Sarah Hurley ~ Autumn

that's it for now guys, but back later with a GDT card,
happy crafting, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Another Christmas scene card

Hi guys, I can't believe I'm so in the mood for Christmas cards, so here is another one lol,
At Magnolia down under they want to see your favourite colours, well mine at the moment are certainly these, based on Taupe/browns, grey/ blue and cream/ beige, varying the strength of the re-inkers gets you the different depths of colours too,
I had a change this time and stamped out the house and the roof images, coloured them up, layered the roof onto the house again like before but this time then mounted the finished house onto some card stock leaving a small edge visible, again I've used a Doo Hickey swirl die for the smoke,
Edwin is from an older collection and when I saw this gorgeous Walter the moose stamp from the last  autumn collection my mind worked it's own mysterious way and saw this effect where Edwin had mistaken Walter the moose for a Christmas tree, hence the cat saying " should have gone to spec savers"
excuse my hand drawn talk bubble lol

I used a small clear stamp I've had years for the light bulb string and stamped this onto Walter and then cut them  and Walter out, shaping his antlers forward a little,

Edwin is again cut out and layered with pin flair glue too, again slightly shaping him before hand to make him less flat and look  more tangled up lol,
The trees, fence and snow bits have again been done with snow Tex, so love this stuff!
finished view again,

Recipe
Paper ~ Tea Thyme @ MCH
distress re-inkers
Magnolia ~Welcome to a sweet Christmas ( sweet Christmas dreams collection)
Snowy Roof ~ ( A Christmas Story Collection)
Jasper ~ A Christmas Story Collection)
Walter the Moose ( Turning leaves collection)
 Lighting Edwin ( Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection)

Doo hickeys
Spruce tree
Lovely fence
 leaf and swirl
Tim Hotz ~ Pine tree
Snow Tex

Challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~  Favourite colours
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts ~ Lets see those shapes
ABC ~ Y Chromosome ~ A Male themed card
Deep Ocean ~ Anything goes

well that's all for now back soon,
hugs Liz xx
Remember my candy, see top of my blog!



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A change for you or should that be me? lol

Hi guys, I felt like a change from stamping the other day and I'd just received this adorable bird cage die from Teresa at my crafty heart and wanted to use it as a main focal point,
I usually use some of my dies as accents behind things and will probably use it this way too later,
I've used some gorgeous papers from the Prima Tea Thyme pad OMG they are gorgeous!! I love them!!!
the little tag effect on the top left was made by cutting into one of the designs in the pad,
to finish off the distress look I machine sewed my papers and distressed the edges with my distress tool,

I tried to achieve a soft vintage look, has it worked? or maybe I shouldn't have asked lol

Recipe
Bird cage die ~ Cheery Lynn @ MCH
Prima Flowers ~ Serenade/pink @ MCH
Mesh Butterflies~ white/ cream @ MCH
Melissa Frances ~ Attic Treasures cream Pearls @ MCH
Tea Thyme papers ~ Prima @ MCH
Vintage sewing machine charm @ MCH
Art Tiles / Songbird  @ MCH ( currently out of stock )

other
Bird from a Mariaane die
Doily/ stash
flower ribbon/ pearl string ~ local market


Challenges
Totally Gorjuss ~ Anything goes

hope you like my card, and you get a little inspiration from it lol,
back tomorrow
happy crafting
Hugs Liz xx


Monday, 8 October 2012

Gorjuss girl sale

Hi guys, no card today, I'm on with one but Tegans doing her gremlin act again today, so not had much time  lol
I'm here to tell you that Teresa has a fab sale on at My Crafty Heart with 20% off Gorjuss Girl stamps as Personal Impressions are no longer making them so once they've gone they've gone,
if you love these stamps pop on over or they'd be great as a present too,
see you soon,
Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Spooky goings on at Totally Tilda

Hi guys, yep that's right over at Totally Tilda or challenge this time is 
Halloween Tilda,
I've made my card in an easel style,
Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers, the background is done with my distress pads after first painting my moon with re-inkers in pumice stone, I let this dry then went over the whole piece of card with weathered wood, going over some areas to make them shaded,
after colouring I cut Tilda out and gently shaped her so she was sitting down, the gorgeous large letters where a gift from Janny years ago, thank you hunny,
the papers are from Bo Bunny which I had last year and just had enough for this time too,
the pumpkin was from Hobby craft again last year!
The cat die is a Doo Hickey from Paris night and I added some fluffy ribbon I had in my stash for a bit of colour,
the large spider and bat were a gift from my lovely friend Christine, thank you mummy xx

we are sponsored this time by the lovely Bunny Zoe's

thank you hun

recipe
Magnolia ~ OOps a daisy Tilda
Martha Stewart ~ fence punch
Tim Holtz ~ Autumn gatherings die (Twigs)
small spider and web / rub ons ~stash
lace ribbon ~ Hobbycraft  (Discontinued)
Tim Holtz ~ Haunted house die
Go Kreate Die

Challenges
Midweek Magnolias ~ its halloween
7 kids College fund ~ Fall is in the air

we don't do Halloween here as much as some countries, but we hope you'll join in the fun with us,
happy crafting!
remember I have candy, see top of my blog
hugs Liz xx 


Friday, 5 October 2012

Awesome candy at Bearly Mine

Hi guys, just letting you know if you don't already that there is some awesome mega candy from Donna  here and I do mean awesome!!!!
go check it out!!! wow 
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Another wallhanging

Hi guys, I'm in Christmas mode! yikes!  me!! who doesn't normally do Christmas till the 24th of December and even then it's debatable!!! lol,
anyhow, I decided to make another wall hanging as I so loved doing the first one, this time I've kept my colours to my faves at the moment, you will be sick of seeing these colours soon lol,

warning picture heavy again lol,
I've again used a large Go Kreate die for the main shape the used a square for the main design, I've tweaked a gorgeous sketch from MDU for the inspiration,
the gorgeous papers are MME Winter Wonderland from Teresa at my crafty heart and Riddersholm / Huntington garden ~ songbird from Live and love crafts, the main shape is larger, so needs 8 by 8 or 12 by 12 papers 
All my images are coloured with my distress re-inkers, then this adorable new Tilda from the latest collection, has been cut out and layered onto a Doo Hickey lovely fence, which has been dabbed with snow tex as has the Doo Hickey spruce tree, and all the Pine tree dies,

I masked the Welcome to a sweet Christmas stamp  with the new snowy roof  stamp again from the new Christmas Story collection then I stamped the roof out again coloured both sections and after cutting the second one out layered it over the top of the main image with pin flair glue for depth,
Hope you can see the depth of this picture, the snow effect was again done with snow Tex, love this stuff lol,
I used a Doo Hickey tag die which I stamped the new Merry Christmas stamp onto then edged the edges again with snow Tex, the bow is made using oloroso seam binding from the pretty little ribbon shop,
I made the poinsettia flower using the same papers as my background and added a little snow Tex again,
the holly leaves are a Marianne die,
The smoke was made using a Doo Hickey swirl die, I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology hitch fasteners for the  gorgeous twine which was in a lovely candy I won from Maria Therese and the beautiful doily was a gift from Teresa, thank you girls,
to finish off I machine stitched my square paper then added Snow Tex here and there, lol
Completed view again


Challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ Sketch
Magnolia Mania ~ Bow

will have to check up later for any more,

Tegan's teething at the moment and boy do I know it, the sweet little girl has been replaced by a gremlin!!!
so I'm shattered lol,
will try to catch up later,

Ps I've just looked and I have 804 followers, thank you very much, I really appreciate the time you take to visit me, my candy is still running to the end of the month, see post at top of my blog,
happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx