My Lovely Friends,

Saturday 31 October 2009


If you’ve left me a comment lately and I haven’t got back to you I appologize, my computer has been playing me up no end and I’ve had to get a new one, hopefully now I will be able to visit you in return,

                                Hugs Liz xx

Wendy’s Digital Doodling Dt Member

        I’m so excited to say I’ve been chosen by Wendy over at Digital Doodling to be on her brand new design team, I truly love Wendy’s doodles and am so honoured to have been asked, my fellow team mate is Mandy who also loves Wendy’s designs and is also excited and honoured to have been asked,

We look forward to Wendy’s doodles and the chance to use such gorgeous designs and be on her team ,so go on over to her blog to see for yourself what exciting things Wendy’s showing and what wonderful projects  etc you’ll be able to create,

Wendy’s still looking for one more DT member so go on over and check it out,

Hope your all having a good weekend,

                                         Hugs Liz xx

Friday 30 October 2009

Just Magnolia

Over on Just Magnolia the theme this week is monochrome, which is to use one colour way using various shades of it, they are allowing you to use white as well, well I’ve taken a little artistic licence and used cream lol,P1010557-1  Items Used:

Tilda with rose,

Roses  from stash,

L-em leaf punch,

X cut butterfly punch,

Distress Inks~Antique Linen~Scattered Straw~Tattered Rose,

Sentiment stamp~ personal Impressions

I’ve coloured Tilda with Distress inks and also edged my BP to blend it all in, I also used it on the cream roses, but kept the leaves and butterflies cream so they stood out a bit more, I really need to get some better card for doing my Distress inking, anybody got some good cardstock they can recommend?as my colours don’t flow to well,

I’m waiting in for a delivery today, it’s got till three and it’s two now it had better turn up, Tilly needs a walk lol,

Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments and also thanks to any one who answer’s my question xx

Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 29 October 2009

Miss Anya,

I’m entering this card for 4 Challenges:

Stampavie and More: Blue and Silver,

La La Land Crafts: Ribbon,

Simon Say’s Stamp; All that sparkles,

Charisma Cards; No backing papers, P1010549-3 Items used:


snowflakes, ribbons, Do Crafts gems,

Glamour Dust, Stickles, Glitter,

Do Crafts Silver Mirri Board,

Cuttlebug snowflake embossing Die,

Miss Anya ,Rain, Snow , shine, Stamp Set,

P1010553-1Hopefully you can see the glittery look on the smaller picture, as the camera doesn’t pick sparkle up very well,I added foam pads behind the image and the sentiment to give them a little interest ,

Hope every ones  having a good day, thanks for looking,

                                     Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Wendy’s Digital Doodling

Have you been to visit  Wendy’s  site yet ? If  not you could be  missing out  so pop over to see what is going on !!

                                 Hugs Liz xx

Monday 26 October 2009

Seasons Greetings card

I decided to make a Christmas card for a male today and to enter it into two challenges Mojo Monday which is a fantastic sketch and CraftyCatz which is to use buttons or brads,P1010545-1             Items Used:

Magnolia Stamps,


Sentiment banner~ from stash,

BP~My Minds Eye, Wonderful Winter Glitter papers & Basic Grey,

Brads and Ribbon from stash,P1010547-1

Hope you all enjoy your evening, have fun xx

                           Hugs Liz xx

Sketch and Stash DT Card


This is  my second DT card for the sketch and stash challenge and I really enjoyed doing it,P1010499   Items Used:


Magnolia Stamp,


Basic Grey Paper,

Core’dinations Card


Flower Punch, Flowers

L-em LeafPunch,



So pop on over to see the other DT gorgeous cards and let them know you’ve been, thanks for looking,

                                                Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 25 October 2009

Wendy’s Fairy Cake Digital Doodle

The lovely and very talented Wendy has set a challenge where you use her freebie doodle from her web site here,

You can enter up to two projects and you have until Fri 6th November to enter(she’s now got Mr Linky) so it’s even easier, thanks Wendy, and she will post the winner on her site on the 7th November,  some other easy rules apply so go to her blog to find out more details,P1010535-1  Items Used:

Wendy’s Digital Doodle (tilly’s Range)


Ribbon and Charm from Stash,

BP~DCWV The sweet stack,

Pearly Doodles, Glamour Dust, Flower soft,

White inkssentials  penP1010539-1I’ve loved doing this design as she’s so easy to colour and so cute, and Wendy’s images are so gorgeous, so go over there  now and join in the fun!!

                            Thanks for looking, hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend, Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 24 October 2009

Just Magnolia

The weather outside is dreary, full of rain so it’s a good excuse to sit and craft lol ,the lovely sketch this week is by Martine, and I really enjoyed using it, I am also putting this as my card for the DT spot on Paper Play challengesP1010520-1  Items Used:


Tilda Stamp,

Sentiment Stamp~Hero Arts,

Glamour Dust,

Forever Flowers& Other,

BP~DCWV the glitter sweet stack,

Ribbon from stash,

I’ve had this funky ribbon ages and it never really looked right on anything before, but it seemed to go with this, I added hints of glittter to the flowers to match the glitter effect of the paper,which the camera hasn’t picked up very well, but it’s there !!

P1010522-1I do love magnolia stamps, they are just so easy to colour and are so adorable I’ve only just got this one but I really like her in fact she’s my fav ( I wonder how long that will last lol) hope your all enjoying your weekend thanks for looking xx

                                               Hugs Liz xx

Friday 23 October 2009

Just for fun,

I have had a brayer for more years than I like to think and have always said I’d get round to having a go, and yesterday was that day, so for a first attempt I’m quite pleased with it, actually it was a lot of fun and will definitely do something else,P1010515-1 Items Used,

Speedball Brayer,

Various dye ink’s

Magnolia stamp,

Tree stamp, Do crafts Duo,

With Love stamp~Freebie with magazine

White Inkssentials pen

Stardust Gel Pen

I began by doing the top of the card with a multi ink pad as it was the only one I had it’s left slight marks as they where in individual strips of colour, having said that it makes it a little interesting( well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) then I did the bottom colour by turning the paper and rolled across,I then stamped on the tree and highlighted with the pen, used a small star stamp and inked with a silver pad randomly over the top half and added a small moon from a set of polar bear stamps I’ve a while,

I coloured my Magnolia image with copics and then cut them out (very hard near their skates) and glued it down, then coloured in the hearts on the sentiment stamp to match her trims,

I’ve got a horrible tooth ache today from a partially erupted wisdom tooth, so I’m on antibiotics Hope they start to work soon,

                                              Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 22 October 2009

Wendy’s Digital Doodle

The lovely Wendy had this lovely sketch on her blog for you to download, so I decided to make a step card with it,P1010513-1

Items Used:


Martha Stewart Punch,

Die cut trees( from last year)

adhesive stars,

Flower stamp,

BP ~My Mind’s Eye

I added Glamour Dust to some white flower soft to give her trims  a bit of sparkle, the flower is a stamp which I stamped on the back of some red light weight paper then cut out and scored a few lines on for the veins,

I think I’ll have a change next and do something other than Christmas, hope your all ok and having a good day,

                                               Hugs Liz xx

Monday 19 October 2009

Black, White and Red, plus A Number

The weather this morning was cold wet and dull, but this afternoon it’s bright, dry and fairly warm so I decided to take my picture outside, only at the weekend my hubbies taken the table inside for the winter so I’ve had to take them inside instead,

I’m entering this card for two challenges both of which I’ve not entered before,CraftyCatz which is to use Black, White and another colour, as you can see I’ve used red,and my second challenge is Creative Inspirations Challenge which is to use numbers on your cards etc,P1010512-1

                         Items Used,

The Greetings Farm~  Miss Anya Collection

Dotted background papers~Santa’s on his way by Forever Friends

Handbag Brad~had forever from the Range

Heart Punch~Martha Stewart


I’ve also used my nestie’s oval punch and the numbers are sizzlets Dies,the sentiment I computer generated, hope your all having a good day, thanks for letting me know what you thought to my question last time, thanks for looking

                                        Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 17 October 2009

Still In The Mood

As I’m still in the mood for doing Christmas cards,which for me is unbelievable as I usually do them at the last minute! I thought I’d do Nat’s lovely sketch over on Penny Black,P1010504-1

The Image is a transparent PB of course, which I’ve coloured in Distress Inks, the baubles have had Glossy Accents put on to give them shine and depth,don’t know if that really shows or not, the background papers are a mixture of free papers from a craft magazine and some downloaded paper from Shabby Princess which was free,I think the ribbon is Dovecraft and the sentiment is another freebie,P1010503-1

Hope your all having a good weekend, thanks for looking, by the way do you prefer the “Items Used” list like I usually do, or like this, your Ideas would be welcome xx

                                                 Hugs Liz xx

Friday 16 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under Guest Dt Call

I’m rather late putting this on my blog, as you only have until tomorrow to be in for the chance to be a guest designer for 3 months, they will supply you with various Magnolia images to keep the creativity flowing, and want you to advertise their shop  with their lovely goodies and access to their blog on your sidebar and to do 2/4 cards or projects a month, Put your chosen cards or projects on your blog for them to be able to come and look and let them know your interested on their blog , P1010283


Wishing everybody luck, Hugs Liz xx

Monday 12 October 2009

Sketch and Stash GD Card

The lovely Chrissie asked me if I would be their next guest Designer for the next two challenges, I am so excited to have been asked and wish to thank  Chrissie ver y much for asking me and  Becky for all her help and advise on the techie stuff,P1010359-1

I really enjoyed doing this challenge and used a Tilda  girl which I then masked a fence behind,

Items used:

Magnolia girl   and fence stamp~ New

Copics~ New

Basic Grey Wisteria paper ~ Old

X cut Butterfly punch,~Neglected

Fiskers border punch~ Old

Flowers~ Old

Inverse corner Punch~  New


Hope you have a go at this challenge, take a look at the gorgeous  Design Team’s cards and visit their lovely blogs, I’m going out this morning but I’ll be back later looking at all the gorgeous cards you do out there,

                                          Hugs Liz xx 


Sunday 11 October 2009

Buttons and Bows

Today has been one of those days, when if something could go wrong it did, I tried to load this earlier on but my picture editor was having a hissy fit so I left it alone to sulk and it seems to be all better now, hopefully!!P1010476 

Items Used

Penny Black Stamp,

Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, and Bauble Die,

Martha Stewart Punch,

Distress Inks,

Jingle Bells,

Buttons and red ribbon

I’ve tried to make the mouse look like he’s rolling off the bauble, don’t know if that’s what it does look like, not sure I like it now, but to late it’s made and it’s another christmas card made at least

Thanks for looking, it looks more together for matching in real life than it does on here, promise lol,

                                       Hugs Liz xx


Friday 9 October 2009

Magnolia Xmas Card

Oh no another  Christmas  card!

I’ve just got some adorable Bo Bunny fancy papers and i just had to play with them,P1010470

Items used,

Bo Bunny papers,


Cuttlebug snowflakes( I think)

holly leaves from stash Iv’e had years,

Adhesive red gem,


Glamour Dust,

The dotted red paper is on the back of the snowflake paper so it’s a perfect match for the colour, in the main BP,I’ve coloured the image with my copics I just love these copics,I raised the image on foam to give her a bit of interest and added glamour dust to make her sparkle,


The rain is pouring down again, so I’m off now for a cup of tea, hope you all having a good weekend, thanks for looking,

                                Hugs Liz x

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Magnolia Xmas Card

Copic Colour Challenge~Truly Scrumptious Challenge17

The weather outside is really cold today, we had frost on the shed, cars and windows for the first time this year, still it’s better than the rain we had yesterday,P1010401

The colours of this weeks copic challenge are YG95,R39,C4, I hadn’t got these so instead I used YG63,R37,C5, I also used colours next to them so I could blend them for highlights etc,


Items Used,


Forever Friends paper,

Bo bunny tree paper( love this)

Glamour Dust, and Stickles

Card from stash,

Trim Craft Sticky Ribbon,

Gelly Roll Stardust Pen,

Sm Sentiment stamp, not sure who’s

I used Glamour  Dust  for her fur,stickles for the snow and also added dots of it to the trees on the BP, and  a stardust  gel pen for her wings,

Well I think that’s it for now off to make tea, I’d much rather craft!!

                                     Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Celebration Card

It’s raining cats and dogs outside today, slight exaggeration but you get my drift, so I’m in the mood for some Iris Folding which tied in nicely with the challenge from Creative Card Crew for a celebration CardP1010396

The  colours haven’t  come out very well, they look a lot darker than in real life but the lights so miserable today  I can’t seem to get a better one,



                                          Items Used,

Various papers from stash,

Mirri Board

Adhesive stones(top ones Hearts)

Peel off stickers,

Pearlised Card,

All for now off to check we’ve not got a flood somewhere lol,

                                              Hugs Liz xx

Monday 5 October 2009

Xmas card

Good morning or I should say afternoon, gosh were is today going to, what with cleaning up and in between crafting I've not had my dinner yet and believe me it’s late for me!

For the Winter Wonderland Challenge the theme for this week is any thing sleigh-y, so as you can see I had just the stamp…


Doing a step card wasn’t the cleverest thing I’ve done seeing as I’m still mending my broken elbow, but it must be getting a bit better because there’s no way I could have held the ruler before, anyway enough of my twittering…

                            Items Used

Penny Black Stamp,


Stickles and Glamour Dust,

Snowflake brad,

Various Background Papers from stash,

Anita’s Ribbon from stash,

The snowflake should really be a brad that I’ve had in my stash for ages, so instead I put some polofilament  through it and hung it from behind the ribbon as a mock charm,

Anyway going for my lunch now as I’m starving,

Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 4 October 2009

Little One

Morning girls, hope your all ok today after all  your marathon card making day yesterday, i bet you had fun!P1010380

Penny Black Challenge~ Autumn Breezes,

Basic Grey~A Sketch by Martine,

One stop Craft Challenge 49~ Autumn Inspiration

Crafty Calendar Challenge1~ Autumn

For my card I followed the sketch by Martine at Basic Grey using the colours of Autumn which fitted in with the other challenges and of course a Penny Black stamp!!P1010376

                                          Items Used

Distress Inks,Antique linen,Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered rose,Dried Marigold,

Penny Black Stamp,

Basic Grey~sugared pad,

Small and Large  Leaf Punches ( sorry no ideas who’s)

Cardstock from stash,

wishing you a good Sunday, and hope your  all having fun!!

                                           Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 3 October 2009

Just Magnolia with Flowers

For this card you had to do hand done flowers so to keep in with my stamp I kept them fairly simple,P1010372

This is the first time I’ve coloured a girl  image  using Distress Inks and though I’m certainly not the best at it they were great fun to use and  i  will be using them again,

                      Items Used:                        ,

Magnolia Stamps,

Background Papers~ BG,Freebie Download,

Distress Inks~ Faded Jeans,Scattered Straw,

Black Soot,Frayed Burlap,

Old Paper,

Papermania Adhesive Stones,

Hope you all have a good weekend,

                     Hugs Liz xx





Thursday 1 October 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge,

Chrissie from sketch and Stash has asked me to be their next guest designer, I'm so excited !!!
Hope to be back soon with a card xx
Hugs Liz xx