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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Clay Ballerina

Hi guys, just popping by with a project I've been making this week, Tegans Birthday was on Wednesday and she had a little party, it was such fun to see her enjoying her new pressies etc and her cake, I took some piccies which i will make into a layout later,
anyway this I made for her bedroom door while I had some free time lol,

It's the first model I've made using Fimo clay so don't look to close lol, I used Fimo soft and it was a little too soft at times but other wise I was quite pleased with it,
the MDF frame I painted with Gesso then added cheesecloth and used a crafters workshop stencil with grunge paste for a little added texture and interest,
the wooden flower is by kaisercraft and I painted it with gesso then added a script stamp from Stempelglede on the top when dry,
the air dry clay butterfly is from a Martha Stewart mould, to finish off I used some of the beautiful paper flowers from Sweet Lilac and a couple of brk hearts from Live and Love crafts,

Tegan is always dancing either ballet style or street dancing style, so funny to see her do a combo of both at times, not bad for a three year old who's never been to dancing lessons he he,

hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Open day at sweet lilacs shop,

Hi guys check this out, hope you can visit and join in the fun,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Use texture at We Do Doobadoo

Hi guys, when i saw the challenge we have for you this time at We Do Doobadoo I thought I would try a canvas, it's my first one so it was a little learning curve lol,
I started by adding a couple of strips of masking tape, the type used for covering things you don't want to get paint on when decorating and ruched it up a little to try to look a little like water effect, thanks Gabrielle for your inspiration hun xx
Next I used two DD stencils with grunge paste for texture and interest, the Burlap stencil 470.715.006 and the faded dots stencil 470.715.004, I also used a crafters workshop stencil too called - Mini art is, for the word effect,
For more background texture I used some cheesecloth here and there painted on with gesso,
I then sprayed my Prima Bloom sprays onto the canvas soft teal and Iris then added 
the large wooden wheat piece I got from Bunny Zoe's, I used a couple of coatings of gesso on first then when dry added a script stamp from Stempelglede, I also did the same to a wooden fence I got from The Range which was two colours of pink when i bought it lol,

The gorgeous flowers are  from Sweet Lilac, the back ones were white and I sprayed them with some watered down chalk ink then added the other flowers on top and then a pearl in the center of those,

The waterlily flower I made using Fimo, you know the stuff you kneed, and shape then bake in the oven, for the stamens detail I used some Stickles glitter glue when they had cooled down, I stuck this onto my canvas with a glue gun, my daughter says it looks like china in real life he he,
The branches were made using a spellbinders  Cherry Blossoms die and I cut into a cardboard box into which my new Prima colour bloom sprays had just been delivered in, (so love these they are gorgeous colours and have a little sheen in real life), this gave a fab depth to the branches and something I will do  again, the nest I made using some burlap cloth then curled twine on top and added some air dry clay eggs into it, these I sprayed with one of the bloom sprays soft teal and added dots on with a pen when dry, again thanks Gabrielle, 
the flowers on here are from Sweet Lilac too,
The paper art butterflies are by Dutch Doobadoo too and I added a few pearl drops made with liquid pearl onto the body and added a few gems for the tail,

well hope you can join us in the fun, remember you don't have to use DD products but if you have them we love to see them,
Challenges
Crafty Calender - Anything goes
Alphabet challenge - N is for natural
Craft for the craic - Item you've never used before
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Another Xmas Card yikes!!!!

Hi guys, I'm here again with yet another xmas card this time for Bunny Zoe DT with a gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Girl with xmas present,

She is coloured with my distress re-inkers and i added a hint of glitter to her fur trim and on the parcel too,
around the image I added a grunge style stamp from Stempelglede from the Postcard from Paris collection and then on top of that added a hint of snowtex,
I used a few die cuts on here too including a Doo Hickey Spruce tree die and a Tilda Tag die too, these also got the glitter and grunge treatment,
I also used a Doo Hickey lovely fence die and a Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurries die too,

The papers are from the Crafters Companion Bebunni xmas collection, go check out the fabby products Nikki has in store and there is a sale on too at the moment,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Bling it up at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, here today sharing my awesome fabby news that I am on the Sweet Lilac design team whoop whoop, we all love our flowers don't we and believe me Sweet Lilac have some gorgeous ones!!!! 
The challenge this time is Bling it up, well who doesn't love a hint of bling too, ??? lol

The image is by Magnolia called special Delivery and is coloured with my distress markers this time, I added a Stempelglede post script on the edge as well as a flourish one too, then for a hint of bling a little white frantage,
Closer view, you can also see the gorgeous flowers and the paper leaves Sweet Lilac do too, they have lots of different flowers in a fab range of colours so do check them out!!!
The adorable pink lace and pearl trim was in my DT kit too, just love these!!!
For a little extra Bling I used a Doo Hickey Castle die and added some glitter on the roof for sparkle, all papers are by Maja Design from the Vintage spring collection,
I used a Go Kreate die and finished it off with machine stitching,
The Tilda tag is also by Magnolia and I used the same Stempelglede stamp set Vintage Garden from live and Love crafts and a hint of frantage again too and  shabby seam binding,

Full view again,

For the inside I stamped the image again on the edge and left space for the verse etc,
If you have any Sweet Lilac flowers, join us in our challenge and you could win a hamper of the gorgeous flowers too,
looking forward to seeing your creations,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes
Timbroscrapmania - Special occasions
lovely Haenglar or sweet Magnolia - Celebrate
7 Kids - Anything goes
Simply magnolia - Fur or feathers
Magnolia down under - Shabby Chic


Ps: Sweet lilac go to many craft events and also have a shop which you can visit based in St Helens Lancashire called Crafts 4 U To Do if you live near enough to visit as I did the other month!!! lol
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Back to School/ Playgroup

Hi guys, back today with a creation for Bunny Zoe's challenge which this time is 
Summer Colours,
I have made a back to playgroup display for Tegans Bedroom, her mum has done a gorgeous bedroom for her using pinks and purples so I've kept to mainly to those colours,
The fabby image is by CC Designs and called Backpack Nancy, she's coloured with distress markers then fussy cut out and layered onto the DD  MDF Chalkboard - 460.440.050with 3D glue,
The Alphabet was made using a DD stencil  Alphabet 2- 470.455.002 with some grunge paste, the black for the blackboard came in the set,
I added a Magnolia Doo Hickey View Master die behind the Maja design clock and added a Magnolia Knick Knacery in the center and a few more for the tail of the Butterfly which i made using air dry clay and a MS mold,

The Beautiful flowers are by Sweet lilac and i used some of the gorgeous Wild pansy flowers from Magnolia too, the  Savannah grass is by magnolia too,
I also used a corner die from la La Land crafts for the bottom corners and a cat from a Doo Hickey set too,
The Jigsaw puzzle  pieces are by Dutch Doobadoo - 478.007.013 and I simply stamped a hint of a design from a Stempelglede stamp set and added some numbers from a Noor die,
The top Border die 6002/0357 is also by Noor design,

Check out Nikki's other fabby products too at Bunny Zoe's crafts,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

We do doobadoo challenge

Hi guys, we are starting a new challenge today which the theme is shabby chic, one of my favourite but I have no project to show you!!!!
the reason being, kay finally moved into her new house last Sunday, on the run up to that I helped to decorate, clean up, paint and in between look after Tegan, then I have looked after Tegan for four days while her mum worked, so in a word I'm shattered!!!!!.....

but do join us  in the shabby chic fun here, remember you don't have to use DD products to enter but if you have any we love to see them,
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

GDT for Live and Love crafts

Hi guys, I'm so excited to be here today with a card I've made as GDT for live and love crafts challenge which this time is sewing- real or faux,
I love to sew on my cards so it wasn't  too hard of a challenge for me, lol

I've coloured my Saturated canary image  called gardener Gayle with distress re-inkers and machine stitched around the edges,
I also machine stitched the edges on the Maja design Sofiero collection papers- Summer Recidence too,

I used some of the fabulous flowers,and also some from Sweet lilac too, the  gorgeous pearl string and a water can charm, these i added a hint of Snowtex too, the beautiful  "Che'rie" lace  is also from Live and Love crafts,

I added a little more Snowtex to the  Vintage wood Birdcage and some more flowers then used some more on the clay heart,
All edges have vintage photo distress ink on them.
A doily from stash finishes it off,

Thank you sandy so much for asking me to GDT, as you know i love using these products so much!!!!!!!
 and your GDT Thank you package was gorgeous hun xx

Honestly do check the awesome goodies you can find in Sandy's store, but don't blame me when you can't stop shopping, lol !!!!

On another note I think kays house is nearly ready for them moving in, so it shouldn't be long before I get my craft room Back,
YEAH!!!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx