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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cute as a Cupcake

Hi guys, it's my mums 85th Birthday today so i will be out celebrating  with her later, 
In the celebration mood I have made a cake box cut with my  Silhouette and added this adorable Tiddlyinks image 

This time I've coloured my image using my copics, fussy cut her out, gosh that took a little time round the table leg!!! hands shaking!!!! well maybe not, lol


The top of the box has a doily I trimmed down then folded to give a bit of depth, then added a magnolia die on top to give that some lift too, the flowers and leaves are from Sweet Lilac the fabby little heart button is from The Ribbon Girl, papers Kaisercraft


copics used
skin - E000, 00, 11, 13, R22, 11
Hair - E44, 43, 42, 41
Dress / shoes - Y00, 21, 38, YR 21
Table Linen - R59, 46, 27, 17
Table leg - E35, 33, 31, 30, 25
Green cupcake cases - G000, 82, 94
White - C3, 1, 0

Challenges
 Tiddly Inks - So Sweet
Fussy and fancy - Springtime flowers

I will check for others later, got to fly now, lol
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Take your pick

Hi guys, it's take your pick time again at Paper Take Weekly, so love these!!
Our fabby sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

Sketch 100 or free for all,
Colour - white plus 1, excluding skin and hair,
Technique - Pleating using paper or ribbon,
Product - use a quote stamp

I've picked colour and the sketch, ( rotated)

Ribbon dance Tilda has been coloured with my distress re-inkers, then machine sewn, 

I followed the sketch but used a Go Kreate die for the background pieces, the gorgeous lace is from The Ribbon Girl and is Jessica white Guipure and is 45mm wide, love this lace!!!! I also used some Pink Tulip Seam Binding from there too, I added a hint of water and scrunched this up to get this effect, the tags are by magnolia and are from the vol 3 club,

Papers are from the New Maja Design Vintage Baby set, these are fab as they can be used for so many different cards too,
The flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
skin - vintage photo, tattered rose, 
hair - Antique linen, Vintage photo,
ropes - pumice stone ( shadow for the white ropes) lol
outfit - Victorian Velvet

Challenges
Simply magnolia - Anything goes
Deep ocean - Shaped card
Marvelous Magnolia - Girly
Tilda's Town - Anything goes

Come and join us in the fun!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Bird song

Hi guys, the weather here has been so beautiful it's been so summery and so i just had to do a card using this gorgeous chip board scene from Scrap and craft, I think we have some birds nesting in a bird box in the garden this year which is lovely as it's been there years and they have never looked at it!!!! lol

I used the beautiful Heart Painted paper by Lemon craft which i bought from Scrap and craft too,
I tore some corrugated card and painted it lightly with gesso, when dry I added the chip board on top which i had first coloured with my distress inks,
The large flower is also from Scrap and Craft as is the clock style button,and ruffled ribbon, the other flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
The lace is from Live and Love crafts,
On top of the ruffled ribbon I added some pearl string and some hemp twine for the bow both from 
I finished off the center section with liquid pearl dots in white opal again from The Ribbon Girl,
The large butterfly is by Maya Road and I have added some more of the pearl string,
hints of gesso here and there finish it off,


Challenges
Scrap and Craft - Tie it up - use Ribbon or Twine
The shabby Tea Room - Welcome Spring
Fussy and fancy - Springtime flowers

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Fairy wishes just for you

Hi all, no DT work for me today but I've been colouring up a  gorgeous Tiddly inks Digi,
 Christy is  doing a Dt call
at the minute so thought I'd have a go, it's on till the 28th April so check it out,

I've used Fairy Fae, coloured up with my distress re-inkers this time as I can a more dreamy look with them then my copics, i added  a hint of glitter on her wings too,
The papers are by Maja design and i used a Go Kreate die for the shape,
Tags are from the Magnolia Doo Hickey 3 club, behind the image is a Noor Die,
I also used the following products from

Cheese cloth
Rolled paper rose - dusky blue
Eloise dusty pink guipure Lace
Pink Tulip - Seam binding
50mm -  Ophelia ivory lace
Liquid pearl - white opal
3 mm red sticky tape
Beaded berries - Pink/ pale pink

Closer view, isn't she adorable!!!

Challenges:
Tiddlyinks - Springs in
As you like it - favourite alcohol markers or D-inks
Dream valley - Use kraft card
Deep ocean - hings with wings

The sun's shining now and it's getting quite warm so I'm off to check it out lol,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

It's Butterflies at Magnolia Forever,

Hi guys, over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you
To use Butterflies,
well me being me, I was in the mood for something a little different, so I made this,

All in all there are five butterflies on this project lol,
I stamped Tilda with Daffodil and masked her with a fence stamp, when coloured I fussy cut them out and added a small die cut butterfly onto the fence,

The bird boxes had no stands so i made my own making a long box shape by cutting two pieces of card,
1x8cm long
 and 
1x6cm, both 9 cm wide. 
 score with your scoreboard, (I used my cm Scor-Pal) every 2cm along the length leaving,1cm from the end length ways for a flap to add the glue too,  at the same time score in 2 cm from both ends width ways for the top and bottom, 
snip the score lines down to the 2 cm score line for the top and bottom so the edges fold flat and make a box shape as shown,



Before making up the boxes and bases I added some DP from the House of Roses collection from Lemon craft from Scrap and craft to the bird box templates and the bases I made,

I made the roof section by cutting a Magnolia border die and layered them as shown on the above picture, then I added a couple of flowers and a Butterfly on the outer sides, this is a Magnolia stamp which i coloured and fussy cut out,
Again I used a die cut for the smaller butterfly on the front,

Tilda with summer pants is again coloured with my distress re-inkers and fussy cut out, I added some Spanish moss and some more flowers plus a holly leaf die and grass die from my stash,
the birds are two different dies too, I used a piece of  a skewer for the birds to perch on at the front of their boxes,
Here is the other side of the second bird box which again has a butterfly on and i also coloured a Magnolia tree stamp, fussy cut out out and added a Noor Butterfly  die on the tree stump too,
Flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
I made the base by cutting a piece of chipboard, covering it with chalk paint, when dry i added some texture sand over the top, let that dry then went over again with the chalk paint,

Full view again,
Hope you'll join us with your butterfly creations,

Challenges
Stamp and create with magnolia - use a fence
Magnolia-licious - spring into April
Scor-Pal - More than 1 score / spring and or flowers
All about Magnolia - Anything goes
Tilda's Town - Flowers
Have fun!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Words, Words, Words

Hi guys, it's time again for The Paper take Weekly challenge and this time it's to 

 Use words
Please have these as your main focal point,
we are being sponsored by the Hobby House


I made my card using some designer paper from Kaisercraft called Sandy Toes paper, i love the pattern on it,
I then took a stencil from The Crafters Workshop called mini, Live, Love Laugh I began by stenciling the flower head with grunge paste, then took Studio 490 embossing paste in metallic silver to do parts of the flower and the rest of the stencil,
To finish it off I added a Noor design butterfly die from Icon,

Very "simples" for me, but I love the way it's come out,

Come and join us,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

First Picnic of the year

Hi, the weather here has been gorgeous lately and so i couldn't resist colouring up this adorable Magnolia Stamp using my distress re-inkers in spring colours,

The shape is made with a Go Kreate die and I've distressed the edges with ink and machine sewed some of them too,
I've also used a couple of Noor dies, lovely view die, spellbinders doily die, and large flourish die too, 
White seam binding, Guipure lace and Blue rolled paper flower is from The Ribbon Girl,


Challenges
All about Magnolia - Anything goes
Time for Magnolia - anything goes
Crafts galore encore - Make a card for April
Simply Magnolia - Shabby Chic
7 Kids - Anything goes / A twist of spring colours
Tilda's Town - Spring
Totally Tilda - spring flowers
Live and love crafts - signs of spring
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs liz xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Anything goes

 Hi all, well spring is here and it's done nothing but rain!!!! lol
The flowers in my garden are just starting to come out though so something loves it, right??
Our challenge this time is Anything goes at Paper Take Weekly with optional add a bunny,


I've used a fabby chipboard full of  Easter cuteness from Scrap and craft, layered onto some adorable paper flowers and paper from there too,
The gorgeous pleated ribbon trim is also from there, as I was lucky enough to win some of the awesome goodies Emilia sells on one of her challenges too,


I layered my chippie up with 3D foam and added glitter glue here and there for a little sparkle, it looks fab in the light, to finish off my card I added pearls from stash, feathers and a few cute bunnies,

Green paper - Heart Painted - Scrap and craft
Lemon - Prima
Paper flowers - Scrap and craft
Chipboard - S&C
Stickles glitter glue - Diamond
Pleated Ribbon - S&C 
Vintage photo distress ink

Lemoncraft - Fan friday (supplier of these gorgeous papers etc)
Scrap and Craft - Frame it
Crafty Boots - Easter
Crafts Galore Encore - Make a card for April
Deep ocean - Easter/ spring
Southern chipboard - anything goes

Join us in the fun!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 6 April 2015

Avery with Puppy

Hi, have you eaten your eggs yet? be honest who got some?? lol
 I'm back today with a card for Paper Nest Dolls with this adorable image called Avery with puppy, I love this as it so reminds me of Kay when she used to walk her Westie,

I coloured the image with my distress re-inkers and tried to make the dog look like her dog Sally, which was usually white!!!!  hhmmm!!!!
I also used a Go kreate die for the base card, cheesecloth, doily and chipboard brick effects from Dusty Attic, given a light gesso treatment,
The beautiful papers are by Maja Design as is the sentiment strip on the bobbin spool,
Flowers are from Sweet Lilac as are the leaves,

I wish to thank the lovely Christine for asking me to GDT for her beautiful images, I've had a ball, they are so awesome  to colour, do  go check out some of the latest ones too,

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

It's Pastel Colours At The Ribbon Girl

Hi lovely blogging friends, how are you? hope your having a lovely Easter, hubby took me out yesterday to a craft shop or two so I'm one happy bunny lol,

As my Title it's to use pastel colours over at The ribbon Girl 
 with a £10.00 voucher from TRG and a £10.00 voucher from Lili of the Valley too,

 Seeing as it's Easter I've made this,


I couldn't resist using Some bunny loves you again by Magnolia, coloured with my copics and yes again I've used a cotton wool ball for her tail- so cute!!!!
Items used from The Ribbon Girl
................
 beautiful dew drops on the Easter egg from 
 mixed coloured Tulips, 
13mm -white droplet Venise lace ( I did mean to put the lace in front of the trellis effect and didn't notice i hadn't till I'd finished the card) duh!!!!!!
 and liquid pearl  white opal on the chipboard egg too, 
]Mauve mist - seam binding, ( this i have scrunched up with a little mist of water to get a shabby effect,)
.....................
Pop on over to their fabulous shop to see the beautiful goodies, but don't blame me when you spend, lol
The papers are from the -  You were never lovelier  paper pack from Scrap and Craft, feather stash,

Come and join us in the fun!!

Southern chipboard - anything goes
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Some bunny loves you, with tutorial

Hi, over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you
Anything but a card / Easter,
I made my cart and used Some Bunny Loves you Tilda, coloured with my copics and fussy cut out,
I've made a  flower cart  for Tilda's garden and it's been invaded by chicks too, lol

Here is the tutorial for how I made the cart,
I used this die by Spellbinders which I've had in my stash a while but i can't find it's name, you can of course use anything suitable too,

cut 1 out of card stock
and 1 out of designer paper ( mine was house of roses from scrap and craft)

glue the designer paper one to the card stock one, then cut it in half as shown, i distressed the edges with distress ink,

Cut a strip of your chosen card stock I used Kraft card, 
16.1 cm long by 8 cm wide,
score 1 cm in along the long length and at 3.4 cm in from the ends,
leaving 9.3 in the middle, I used my scor-pal for this, I have both the cm one and the inch one, and love them both and use them all the time for everything,
cut on the 3.4 crease lines up too the  inner score line as shown above,

Fold up the outer sections towards the middle section and add glue along the edge, fix onto your die shape so it doesn't show from the outside, as shown, 

Here is one side finished , finish off the other side exactly the same,

Shown here with both sides glued and ready to decorate with  some panels of designer paper on the outer sides, 6 cm wide by 3.4 cm high,

I added  chipboard wagon wheels by Dusty Attic at the back which i had painted lightly with gesso as I wanted a rustic look, so I  also made the  front wheels smaller by using some chipboard gears, again from Dusty Attic and again painted with gesso, you can of course use circle dies to achieve your wheels too,

 I finished my cart off with some handles made with a flourish die I cut down,


I added some pearls to the middle of the wheels, then decorated the rest of my cart with natural fibers for a straw effect, glittered eggs from Scrap and Craft, and gorgeous flowers from Sweet Lilac, white flower stash,

The chicks were in my stash,

Closer view showing the outer sides of the finished cart too, 

And the other side,

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and may have a go yourself, if you do please show me,

Copics used
Skin - E000, 00, 13, 11, R 22, 11
Hair - E53, 51, 50
Pants -  BG 0000, 00, B12
Top -  Y02, Y11, YG00
Hat -  E50, 51, 53
Green - YG11, 13. 17
Shoes - E35, 33, 31,

Challenges
Deep Ocean - spring/ Easter
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Rainbow Bright
Paradise of Magnolia - Spring
Totally Tilda - spring flowers
Midweek Magnolia's - In the Garden
Scorpal - More than one score with  spring flowers
Southern Ridge - anything goes



Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx