My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Altered Christmas Lantern with Christmas Rose Tutorial

Hi guys, it's my turn today for some inspiration for
14 Craft Bar
So  I thought I'd show you a Lantern I altered, 
I bought this metal lantern from a local store just crying out to be altered with some Foamiran flowers and foliage, all links below

So I started out by adding some gesso in white painted here and there, then onto the top section I added some cheesecloth and some sisal, on the lower sides I added some tiny foam balls from my stash,

I created all the flowers for the top section using various Foamiran, stamens, leaves and stencils,

I made the Poinsettias out of the fabulous  Red Foamiran using the awesome Stencil 06, I also cut the Holly Leaves out with this stencil too,

As you can see I also made a few Christmas Roses too, these I made using he stencil 01 with white Foamiran,
Christmas Rose Tutorial:
You will need:
Foamiran of your choice, stamens, mold, stamens, copics or other colouring medium, skewer and an Iron not shown

Place your stencil on to the Foamiran and draw around the flower with a skewer or similar, I used the smallest size on the stencil,

After you've drawn round the flower shape, cut it out with some scissors,

At this stage I coloured the centre with a copic pen, you can of course use the medium of  your choice,

On the reverse of the flower, take one petal at a time an hold it against your iron ( which is set on silk) for a couple of seconds,
Take this directly to your mold, mine's from my stash but I know 14 craft Bar has similar in store,

Repeat this process for every petal till all petals have a pattern on them,

I then added three of the stamens glued together at the base and adhered them in the centre of the flower, you can of course use any stamens of your choice,

I also made some Mistletoe with some Air Dry clay from my stash and some Brown Foamiran on the ends, I then hand cut the leaves, Agnes has some Air Dry for sale in her store now too,

As you can see here I also added some chunky glitter to the ends of the stamens on the Christmas Roses to finish them off,

Inbetween the flowers I used some of the fabulous leaves available at 14 Craft bar too,

I then finished off my Lantern with a bird embellishment from my stash,

Full view again,

Products used:

Hope I've given you some inspiration,
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 15 December 2017


Hi guys, I'm here today with my card for our latest challenge over at
I couldn't resist using this gorgeous adorable Christmas Deer image,

I coloured it with my copics,  adding a little liquid pearl in the middle of the flowers,

I used some of the fabulous sequin metal stars from Swedish house Crafts and some handmade Foamiran flowers from 14 Craft Bar, the text was a stamp from my stash,

Come and join us in the fun on our blog challenge, remember we also have a challenge over on Facebook too,
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Another Christmas Card

Hi guys, I'm here today with another card I've made for Christmas, this time using the fabulous dies from the Vol 17 Kit Christmas and Winter by Magnolia which I got from Suha at
The dies in this kit are fabulous, I love them!!!

I cut out the fireplace in water colour paper to add a little texture to it, the die cut the stockings and leaves from Maja Design papers, I then added a few tiny s/a pearl dots for the berries,
I die cut two candles out for on  the Mantle,

I coloured the back of the Fireplace with distress ink, then taking the middle sections of the ladder from the Vol 17 kit in Kraft card I fixed them randomly for a brick effect,
In from I added the Fire which again is coloured with distress inks, stippled on with a piece of foam,
I did the same with the logs too,

My card needed a little something near the base, I made this card for my daughter and family and as you know she doesn't do overly fussy!!! so hard I have to sit on my hands, lol  so I stamped this adorable tiny Gingerbread man from the Christmas Party Snowman and Gingerbread Kit, coloured him with my distress inks and fussy cut him out, then adhered him in place with a foam pad,

I finished off my card with some Sisal and a couple of my handmade Foamiran Poinsettia flowers and some holly leaves which I cut out of the same paper,

I used the Poinsettia die, stamens and Foamiran from 14 Craft bar

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

I'ts Beginning to look alot like Christmas

Hi guys, over at 
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia when have a new challenge starting which this time is 
Anything goes,

I've made a Christmas scene using some 3D houses, Snowman stamp from the Fall collection and an older Santa by Magnolia then some of the dies from Vol 17,

Hubby cut me a thick piece of hardboard for the base, then I glued together the 3D houses, painted them with white Gesso  and fixed them onto the base,

I used a ladder die from the Magnolia vol 17 club from Swedish House Crafts out of Kraft card stock for the bricks on the houses,
along with some structure paste for the snow effect,
I then added some chipboard brick pieces as the path effect in front of the houses adding some more structure paste and some Art Stones by Prima,

I die cut a baby deer and placed it next to a Snowman stamp from the latest  Fall collection by Magnolia, which I coloured with my distress inks and fussy cut it out, I then made a carrot for his hand out of card stock and a little leaf embellishment from 14 Craft Bar,
I finished the front of here off with another die from the Vol 17 kit,

The middle house was given similar treatment but I added a ladder die from Vol 17 ( this is where the brick detail came from for the houses)

To the taller house I added the same brick effect, structure paste and a charm on the eaves,
in the front of this some more Art stones were added, I made a 3D Christmas tree out of cardstock and added structure paste on the edges as settled snow,

And of course we have to have Santa, he again is coloured with my distress inks then fussy cut out and I sat him onto a cinnamon stick from my stash,
I then made some handmade flowers out of Foamiran from 14 Craft Bar for the other side,

I then finished off the roofs with some cheesecloth and more of my various hand made Foamiran flowers and berries
I then added a couple more Deer dies, and at the back I used a couple of  Christmas Trees with a Gummiapan stamp and die again from Swedish House Crafts,

Now you may have noticed the wire around the tree, well I added some miniature lights to the tree and the back of the houses so it lights up at night,

Closer view of the night time scene,

Well I hope you like my Christmas scene, and  I hope you join us in the fun too over at

All About Magnolia - Christmas Time
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes option of Winter
Midweek Magnolia - Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything goes
Simply Magnolia - Winter
Craft Heaven - WinterWonderland

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx,

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Just For You

Hi guys, I've made a Christmas Card without it being for a DT, lol
so I thought I'd show you,

I used some 7 Dots Studio papers I've had in my stash forever but really love, I added some distress ink to the edges and then distressed them with my distress tool,
after layering a few different papers up I added some lace, half a doily, straws, a chipboard piece and a Tim Holtz die cut cut, using Kraft card stock and  also I used some sisal,

I then made a handmade Poinsettia flower in 001- white  Foamiran then I a stamen bunch for the centre, with Olive green Foamiran for the back these are from 14 Craft Bar

Underneath I also added a few smaller flowers in 012 Light grey Foamiran, stamens   and Rosy Dot AC3 Dies

Happy Crafting!!