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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thinking of you

Hi guys, just popping by with a card I have done just again to show you that Sarah from
 the pretty little ribbon shop now sells Wild Orchid Craft flowers,
These are a few samples to show you but of course there are more so pop on over and have a look,
check out the gorgeous ribbon and beautiful charms too,

Recipe


magnolia paper
D-Lites window die
cheery lynn butterflies dies

got Tegan again today so catch up with you later,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Less is more

Hi guys, just a quick post to show you my card I made for my nephew for Christmas, he being not into fancy or frilly I've kept it quite manly looking I hope!

The fabby papers are from the lost and found Christmas pad by MME, the flourish trim die cut is a D-Lites die by Spellbinders,
I added a little extra  by stamping using vintage photo a holly border using a stamp from Magnolia,
the deer is a Marianne die and it's cut out with white card then gone over with the same vintage photo distress ink to tone in,
the fab button is a Prima one from the En-Francais collection,

Well I said it was a quick post as I've got my mum and sis visiting soon, so catch up with you later,
happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Winter Wonderland

Hi guys, back with my second post of the day, this time it's for 
and the theme is 
Winter Wonderland
Yes, it's another scene card but my last one he he, made in a stepper style, all images are coloured with my distress re-inkers and then cut out,
sorry this was really hard to photograph and the sun was casting a shadow too, lol
the welcome to a sweet Christmas stamp is fixed at the back with Tilda with two gifts and Jingle Jangel Tilda  layered in front,
the middle layer has Tilda with snow heart and Tilda with Christmas Fir, the heart and fur effect have been made with liquid applique, a Marianne Christmas tree finishes off that layer,

The layer in front of that has Tilda with Lovikka mittens again layered onto a Doo Hickey lovely fence die as I do love her peeking over,with Jasper the cat and another Marianne tree with another Doo Hickey, a Grass die in front again,
these have been given the  snow Tex treatment,

To finish off the trees at the back right are Tim Holtz pine trees dies and a Doo Hickey lamp post is on the front,
we are being sponsored this time by the lovely
Thank you,

Challenges
Magnolia Mania ~ Tilda with an animal
Bunny Zoes ~ Winter
Dies to die for ~ Christmas cards/creations
Sir stampalot ~ traditional Christmas
Totally Gorjuss ~ not square
Tilda's Town ~ anything goes

Hope you'll join us with your creations,
happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Christmas is just around the corner

Hi guys, well it's time for our new challenge at Addicted to stamps
and this time it's Christmas time,
this card is also for my mid week card at Totally Tilda  which is a recipe of use at least two designer papers, ribbon and pearls, remember you have to use all the recipe to be in a chance to win,
I was asked to do a few commissioned Christmas cards and this was one of them, thankfully he loved them lol,
The stamp is of course by Magnolia called Tilda with a big Bouquet and has been coloured with my distress re-inkers, the papers are also by Magnolia from last year I think,
the beautiful lace is from live and love crafts, the gorgeous self adhesive rhinestones are from
the pretty little ribbon shop
text done on my computer,

When a work mate of my son saw this one he asked for one just like it too! I don't really do two of the same of anything so it's going to be a challenge lol!

Challenges
7 kids challenge ~ Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolias ~ Non traditional colours
Bunny Zoe's ~ Winter

Hope you'll join us in the fun,
will be back later today with a second post,
have a lovely day,
happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dancing queen

Hi guys, just popping by with my MCH dt card,
this time I've used a gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp called Isabella, isn't she gorgeous!

I've again used my distress re-inkers too colour her and added a pearl for her earring, 
the gorgeous papers are from the Tea Thyme pad and are so lovely,
Closer view of flowers and pins,

The dots are made using a Viva decor pearl pen,

recipe
Prima papers / Tea Thyme @ MCH
Saturated Canary stamp / Isabella @ MCH
Melissa Frances / Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Memory Box /  Elegant scrollwork die @ MCH
Prima Serenade / pink flowers @ MCH
Jenni Bowlin / Antique pins @ MCH
Prima tiles / Romantique @ MCH
viva decor pearl pen/ ice white @ MCH
Miss Godivas /blush @ MCH

lace / live and love crafts
distress re-inkers
pearl string / stash

Challenges
CLP ~ gorgeous sketch

Just a quick reminder Teresa has some more gorgeous new design Saturated Canary stamps to pre-order pop on over  here to take a peek!
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

For Me!

Hi guys, just popping by to let you know that the pretty little ribbon shop now sells gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts,
I've made a card using a few to show you too,
The green twirly things I made from the cut off stems, twirling them round my pokey tool,
Tilda was a freebie on the last Magnolia ink magazine and I have coloured her with my distress re-inkers, the papers are from the Fairy Belle collection,
I used the fabby sketch over at the sketchy challenges,
All my papers are machine sewn and the kraft card stock distressed with my distress tool,


Recipe
Ivory and purple Rosehip Rosebuds
Pink cherry blossom
White cosmos daisies
two tone purple and white carnations
15mm lavender organza ribbon
4.5" doilie
Pearl heart self adhesive
all the above from the pretty little ribbon shop

other
Melissa Frances/ attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Prima / Fairy Belle papers @ MCH
star dust stickles @ MCH

Challenges
The ribbon girl ~ Lavender Hues
Crafts and me ~ circles- pearls/ daisy/doilie/ dogs basket! lol
The sketchy challenges ~ fab sketch

well guys, will look later for any more,
Hugs Liz xx


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Saturated Canary on Pre-order

Hi guys, wow just letting you know about some gorgeous Saturated Canary stamps that are on pre-order at
wow love them!!
pop on over and grab yours before they go lol,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Totally Tilda Christmas Recipe

Hi guys, at Totally Tilda this time the challenge for the next two weeks is a recipe
Use at least two designer papers
Ribbon
and Pearls
You must use all of the above for a chance to win, and of course have a Tilda or two on there too, remember Edwin can guest appear but only with Tilda for our challenges lol,
Here's my take on it,
sorry picture heavy again!! 
Yep! I've done another Christmas scene, this time it is a card though, made in a stepper style,
the papers are by Magnolia and are Christmas letter from xmas 2011 and holly script, I must admit I have hid them quite a bit but if you look closely they are there lol,
all my images are coloured with my copics then cut out  to create the scene,
the gorgeous 25mm forest green  lush ribbon is from the pretty little ribbon shop,
Tilda with two gifts is in front of the welcome to Christmas image, then on the next layer down I've added lovikka mittens Tilda on the top of the fence again peeking over!
Edwin with sack just had to guest appear didn't he you can't have xmas with out Santa! the fabby Marianne tree on the right of him was a gift from my sister, thanks Ann, who's probably looking, Hi sis!
She gave me the sleigh too MWAH! and I layered these up too with foam pads for depth and did the same for the quickcutz reindeer I've had for years,I linked these together with red button  twine from the pretty little ribbon shop the pearls are of course his red nose and the pearl string on the tree!
the grass die and fence  are Doo Hickey's and all have been coated with snow tex, to finish off I added a strip of enchanted lace from MCH and some Tim Holtz Pine trees too,


we are being sponsored this time by the mega fabulous
The Ribbon Girl,
thanks so Mary and Andrea


Challenges
Bunny Zoe's ~ winter
Magnolia-licious ~ Colour challenge and stickles or glitter( there is some on the sleigh and tree but the camera's not picking it up grr)
Mid week Magnolias ~ Xmas tree
Whimsy ~ use traditional  Christmas colours
Tilda's Town ~ anything goes
Marvellous Magnolia ~ Traditional Christmas colours

well looking forward to seeing what you make using the recipe, remember to use it all,
happy crafting
Hugs Liz xx



Friday, 16 November 2012

Hi guys

Well I've finally managed to get a post on here, been another of those weeks where the hours have flown by with out a minute to myself he he,
well apart from making a card all week, yes it's taken all week! a bit here and a bit there you know how it is!
this card is my MCH DT creation this week,
This gorgeous image is a Saturated Canary stamp that Teresa from My Crafty Heart has got in, along with some other gorgeous ones too, oh stamping heaven!!!!!!!
I've coloured my stamped image with my copics and the corners are made using a spellbinders D-lites frame one die that Teresa has now also got in stock too,
Isn't she fabulous!!!

I sprayed my flowers with perfect pearls mist then coated them with glamour dust and used the gorgeous clock charm again, so love these,

recipe
Saturated Canary/ Windy Day @ MCH
Sentiment/ Whiff of Joy Magical wishes text @ MCH
Spellbinders D-lites /frame one @ MCH
Resin flowers @ MCH
Hero Arts ~ pearls @ MCH
Prima seranade/ pink flowers @ MCH
Clock charm @ MCH
Papers/ Romance Novel @ MCH
Glitz/ Hello Friend @ MCH
Memory Box / Rounded fence die @ MCH ( currently out of stock)
Memory Box /Elegance scroll @ MCH

other flowers ~ WOC and stash

Just a quick reminder the Teresa has a fabby candy every Saturday on her blog, check out the details here,

I will look far any challenges later,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bis for Butterflies

Hi guys, phew what a week I'm having, hardly got a minute to myself, long story to do with Tegan, her mum working, hair dresser, and job interview, (Kay not me) but that's another story and one I won't bother you with lol,
It's my second GDT at the ABC challenge, and it's
B for Butterflies
thanks so much for asking me to be your GDT girls, 
Here's my take on it, I love butterflies so I have quite a few styles lol,

The main card shape is made using a Go Kreate die #  square frame frilly7, it seemed a bit butterfly shaped to me! or is that my mind working in mysterious ways again? lol
my papers are by Magnolia and are distressed on the edges,
the inner shape is using a Go Kreate die # frilly 10,
Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and then I've used a couple of Memory Box dies for the frame, love it but it's a little fiddly!

Recipe
 Memory Box/Vivienne butterfly die @ MCH
Melissa Frances/ Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Small butterflies ~ hobby craft
flowers ~ stash

Hope you'll join in the fun!
happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx

ps: just a quick reminder that Teresa has some new D-lites dies in and the gorgeous Saturated Canary stamps are now in too, heaven!!!!!! lol
xxx



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Midweek at Totally Tilda,

Hi girls,
Just a reminder that we have a sketch challenge going on at Totally Tilda
we are using the gorgeous sketch off Dawn
here's my second take on it,

This gorgeous special Magnolia Tilda is my favourite stamp at the moment, well apart from the cutie one with the reindeer but that's another story lol,
the papers are by Pion, so love these papers!!!!! gorgeous colours and designs,
the beautiful corners are from  Teresa at My Craft Heart, love these too,
closer view of Magnolia Tilda done with my distress re-inkers, the border is made using a grunge stamp from Stempelglede, wish these stamps were available over here again,
The gorgeous lush ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, as are the lovely  the gems,
For a little different corner detail I tied a strip of lilac tulle in a knot then layered a gorgeous flower by Prima on top,
the circle stamp is by cats life press and the bottom one is by Stampavie, doily from TPLRS too, ( in a sale at the moment )

My son came home the other day and said oh mum I meant to ask you yesterday if you can make a card for a work mates girlfriend, and he needed it asp! so I altered this one  as he wanted mummy written on the front, so where the To is on the cats life press stamp I added mummy did an insert with a lovely verse and hey presto instant card lol,
he was very pleased with it too, thank fully!
I don't know about you but when asked to make a card for some I always think I hope it's ok and good enough!

challenges I will check for later as I need to visit my mum today and typical it's just started pouring down! me and Tilly will be a little wet me thinks lol,

edited!!!! and thankfully we didn't get wet he he!
the ribbon girl ~ add sparkle
7 kids challenge ~ bling
Stampin for the weekend ~ all stitched up


 If I've forgotten anything or anything else you may need to know just ask!
catch up later,
hugs Liz xx

tag your it!

Hi guys, I bet your thinking what is she on about! tag your it,
 just my mind working it's mysterious ways again I'm afraid, lol

over at Addicted to stamps we have a fab challenge for you, which is.........
have you guessed yet!.........
Tags!
so make a tag or add a tag to your project,
here's mine

the tag on the left was made for my sons girlfriend for her Birthday, who loves boots,

so I used a quickcutz die I've had for years and did them in grey card stock as my son had bought her some in this colour way lol,
the gorgeous clock charm (so love these) are available from Teresa at my crafty heart,
the beautiful flowers are from WOC and other,
the text stamp is by Stampavie and I used vintage photo distress ink to stamp it in and the Magnolia  flourish stamp too,
This stamp is using Tilda with two presents from Magnolia, coloured with my distress re-inkers and I also used a Doo Hickey fence die and spruce tree dies too,
the snow effect is made with  snowtex, I also used a tim holtz Alterations snow flurries die for the edge,
the single snowflakes are using a quick cutz die too,
twine from the pretty little ribbon shop,
( remember Sarah's having a DT call, look  here for details)

challenges
Magnolia mania ~ 3D
Alphabet ~ T for tags

hope you'll join us in the fun,
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

MCH DT card

Hi guys, well Christmas is coming so again I've made a card, my sons asked for three commissions for his work mate so I thought I'll need to get on with them soon, lol,

Most of my products are from my crafty heart apart from the stamps and cheesecloth,
Jingle jangel Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers to match the colours on the fab paper by MME, so funky!!!
the memory box snowflake die I cut out of white cardstock twice and layered them up off centre, then added a Prima crystal in the middle,
the flower heads and ground at Tildas feet have sparkle on them but it's typically not showing!!

recipe
MME ~ winter wonderland pad @MCH
Memory Box ~ Chloe stem @ MCH
Memory Box ~ Crystal snowflade die @ MCH
Melissa Frances attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Prima say it in crystals/ gold/ saffron @ MCH

other
 cheesecloth
grunge collection stamp ~ Stempelglede
clear star gelly roll pen
craft work cards cardbase

well guys Tegan's about to wake up so will look for any challenges later,
challenges
The ribbon girl ~ add sparkle
happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Monday, 5 November 2012

The pretty little ribbon shop challenge

Hi guys, it's time for the pretty little ribbon shop challenge and for the first  this time it's set by me!!!
so hope you will join us eek!
I've chosen diecuts/punches, ribbon and charms
 so not to hard I hope lol,
I've made yet another Christmas scene, so into these this year, will finish up with loads of displays and no cards, lol,
Santa with sack is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the welcome home stamp behind, the gorgeous doo hickey spruce tree has a lovely red pearl string on from TPLRS and I wove it around the tree for a garland,
   For the gorgeous red 25mm sheer elegance ribbon bow  at the top I layered two pieces of ribbon, each smaller than the one before then used another in the middle going the other way to finish it off, I added a flower on top for added decoration too,

The chipboard sleigh was a bargain in a sale at a local shop, so I just added snowtex on the bottom and used red twine from TPLRS to add the bell charms also from TPLRS and made Tilda with Lovikka mittens holding them waiting for Rudolf !!! lol
again I cut the around the inner arms to sit her on top of the doo hickey lovely fence like she's peeking over,
the Tim holtz spruce trees, doo hickey grass and doo hickey lamp post were all given the snow tex treatment too,
 The paper is by Magnolia,

The lovely Sarah is also holding a DT call for 2 new members at the moment, the closing date is 26th November  details here,
the girls are lovely and you get to work with some of Sarah's gorgeous goodies in her shop too, so I do hope you apply,

Challenges

Tilda's Town ~ Winter weather
Magnolia down under ~ Christmas ornament
you, me and Magnolia ~ anything goes

well guys, catch up with you later,
remember the DT call if your interested,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Dawn's fab sketch for Totally Tilda

Hi guys, unfortunately Dawn's had to leave Totally Tilda for family reasons, but before she went she made us this fantastic sketch for this fortnights challenge, which we loved, thank you hun,

here is my take on it
need to put a pearl or gem on the top right, grrr why didn't I notice before lol,
imagine it's on as it will be he he,
I've used this gorgeous Magnolia Tilda again which is a special stamp available from Doe@ding, again I've coloured her with my distress re-inkers,
papers are Pion and the fab sentiment is from LOTV,
Isn't she just adorable, my favourite of all favourites at the moment,

recipe
Doo Hickey ~ So wrapped lovely tag
Clock charm @ MCH
Flower / Prima serenade/ pink @ MCH
Bird cage charm @ THE PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON SHOP
Twine @ TPLRS
Pearl string @ TPLRS
Pink silky crush ribbon @ TPLRS
we are being sponsored by the lovely Zoe from Bunny Zoe's


thank you hun,

Challenges
you, me and Magnolia ~ anything goes
will look later

Before I go just a little note about a DT call going on at THE PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON SHOP
Sarah is looking for 2 new DT members to join us, see here for details,
the call is on till the 26th November, so pop on over to have a look,

happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx


Friday, 2 November 2012

My candy winner

Hi guys, My winner was chosen by Random Org but for the life of me I can't get it to show so the lucky winner is
number 123
Tessa and Anke,
congratulations, e-mail me with your details, my e-mail addy is on my sidebar,

thanks to all my new followers and for your lovely visits to my blog,
I really do appreciate you all,
will be back with some more candy soon
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The ABC challenge GDT

Hi Guys, the lovely Julie asked me to be GDT for the ABC challenge, and of course I said yes!  the theme this time is 
A for APPRECIATION
A thank you card or gift for someone special,
I've made a couple of coasters with a presentation box,
Sorry this post is picture heavy again lol!
I made the box to fit the coasters and cut out the aperture using a round spell binders die and then a larger scalloped one for the trim,
the gorgeous papers are from the lost and found pad,
the coasters were sold at The Range in a plain state to be altered any way you fancied,
I layered Pion paper onto the base then added a Cheery Lynn doily die for texture and detail, this made it not too thick but looked nice lol,
I then layered a circle scalloped nestie with a plain one with the image on and then coated the whole thing with heat embossing powder, this sealed the coaster for when in use,
My images are coloured with my distress re-inkers and the edges are stamped with a flourish stamp by Magnolia in vintage photo,

Recipe
Magnolia Tilda is a special Tilda available from Doe@ding
Joyful Tilda 
Distress re-inkers
Cheery Lynn ~ French pastry doily die
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle
Clear embossing powder
Acetate
MME Lost and found paper pad @ MCH
Mesh Butterfly @ MCH
Prima Serenade/pink flowers @ MCH
White sheer ruffle edge ribbon @ the pretty little ribbon shop
Pion paper
LOTV ~ Label

Challenges
It's a Magnolia challenge ~ alter a home decoration
Anything goes ~anything goes
Midweek Magnolias ~ anything goes
7 Kids challenge ~ Thankful
Marvellous Magnolia ~ anything goes

well guys, hope you'll join in the fun!
happy crafting,
back  soon with my candy winner
hugs Liz xx