My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 31 January 2010

Just for you

Hi every one, It’s snowed here in the night not as much as last time thank goodness but enough to stick and make snowmen in lol, can’t do that this morning though as I’ve got a headache, I’m entering this card for three challenges,

Just Magnolia~ Hearts and Flowers,

Cute Card Thursday~ Blooming Gorgeous,

Quixotic Paperie~ Flutter By,


Items Used,

Magnolia Image,

BP~ Papermania capsule collection,

MS~ Hearts Border Punch, Butterfly punch, L-Em leaves Punch,

Distress Inks,

Stickles,Flowers, ribbon, and wire from stash,


I’ve added stickles glue to the flowers and her dress,if you look very very closely with a magnifying glass you may be able to see it,lol, coloured her with Distress inks and done the same on the bp at the edges to bring in the colours, curled the wire around my pokey tool to create small circles, and fixed in place with pinflair glue,

Got to go now as I’ve been asked for a baby card and I’d better get on and do it, could do without the headache though lol,

Hope your all having a good day, thanks for looking, hugs Liz xx

Monday 25 January 2010

Miss Anya Card,

I’ve made this card for my son’s girlfriend, who loves her boots and handbags like the rest of us, she doesn’t really do too fussy so I’ve kept it fairly simple, and it just so happens to fit into the Anya Ink challenge which is for No printed paper, how good was that lol,P1010714

Coloured in Copics, BossKut~Krazy Daisy Die,spellbinders frame Die,sentiment and flower stickers, Textured Card,

I’m uploading a second card today, that’s a first for me, I’ve used another of Stitchy’s Digi’s  as some one asked for some sympathy cards and I was quite pleased with this how this turned out, I find these hard as you can’t really go over the top or anything can you?P1010711

I used a daisy punch for the flowers and just curled the petals in, not done this before but I think it looks quite effective, leaves are done in pearlised paper using a L-EM punch, if you haven’t checked out Stitchy’s images go to her site on my sidebar and don’t forget the new challenge blog One stitch at a time, starting 14th February, again see my sidebar,

Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Hi All.

My lovely friend Mandy has sent me these lovely blog awards, I’d love to send them back to you as you fit both awards but seeing as you’ve got them already you won’t want them again lol, so just take the thanks and appreciation instead,Happy_101[1]

This award you have to write 10 things to make you happy so here goes:

Family, Tilly, friends new and old,crafting,handbags(got quite a fetish for those),copics,craft shopping,reading,e-mailing friends,laughing,

Are you still with me, not lost you have I lol,

The second award isLemonade_Stand_Award_22_thumb

This is for great attitude and Gratitude, well she got that one right I’m alway’s asking Mandy for HELP and bombard her with questions, as Sam  has also found out he, he thanks hun,

You are supposed to give this award to 10 people, but I think everyone I’ve met through blogging deserves these awards, so if your here, add these to your blog and enjoy, as I’ve done ,

Love and Hugs Liz xx

Friday 22 January 2010

Baby Card

Well it’s a bit dreary outside today so what better excuse to craft is there, I’ve made this card using one of Stitchy’s Digi images,available to download from her shop and when I saw this image I just couldn’t resist it !!

I’m entering this card into seven challenges, gosh a record for me!!

Corrosive challenge~ Let’s go Digi,

One stop challenge~ lots of layering,

Papertake weekly~ pretty pink,

Creative Card Crew~Punch it,

Simon Say’s~ Punch it,

Ctaftycatz~ Love,(Hearts on)P1010706Items Used,

Nap Time~ Digi Image,

Distress Inks,

MS~ Heart Punch,


computer generated sentiment,

So pop on over to stitchy’s shop and see for yourself what a lovely talented lady she is and buy yourself some lovely images to have fun with, ps her blog is


Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 21 January 2010


Just for fun I’m showing this on my blog, I made this box for my sister’s crafty pressies that I got her for her birthday, she bought me the gorgeous Tilda image for Christmas and I wanted to use it to show I love it,

I got the inspiration for it from my lovely friend Mandy, although it’s not a patch on what she did, P1010693

I coloured  the sides with Distress inks, and used that so gorgeous paper again, then I matted her on to a nestie shape which i hand cut around the larger one so it wouldn’t have a wide border then added my embellies,

Items Used,

Copics, Distress inks,

Lge flower and pearl stem~ Hobbycraft,

Sm flowers and ribbon ~ stash,

Leaves punch L-EM

Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz

Sunday 17 January 2010

Oooh I just have to tell

I have been asked to be on the design team for a new challenge blog called one stitch at a time   and  I am so excited,

The first challenge starts on  Sunday the 14th February,Valentines day, so for all your romantics and non romantics alike put it in your diary!! and pop on over to the blog listed above, to become a follower so you don’t miss out any of the exciting news,

There will be a top three, with a badge to display on your blog, and the overall winner of the challenge get’s a Digi image of their choice from Stitch’s shop see my  side bar for link, and the winner gets to be a Guest Designer as well!!

So hope you will join in the fun on our new adventure, look forward to seeing you there,

                  Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 14 January 2010

Distressed Tilda

Hi to all in blog land, It’s been one of those day’s today you know the one were you set out to do something and if it can go wrong it does,lol I’m entering this into three challenges,

Simon Says~ Shabby chic,

Charisma Cards~ Anything New,

Quixotic Paperie~ great Sketch,

I started out with good intentions of it being so easy to do, well that’s what I thought any way, first I masked the flower and Tilda wasn’t on the flower right, then I decided to do the flower in grey ink, big mistake you couldn’t see the lines when I coloured it, not to be deterred I drew over the lines with a black liner, seems to have worked ok, I hope it looks ok !!P1010684

Items Used,

Magnolia Images ~ new

Copics, Glamour Dust, Memento Ink, Distress Inks,

BG~Wisteria Pad,

Textured Card,

Swirl stamp freebie~ Craft Mag,


I’ve put Glamour dust on the edge of the petals and also tiny bits floating down, hard to see I know, my practising hasn’t made any difference lol, oh well off now to make tea, thanks for looking,

                                 Hugs Liz xx

Monday 11 January 2010

Happy Birthday

I’ve made this card and I’m entering it into two challenges,

Crafting Life’s Pieces~ great Sketch

Anyone For Anya~That’s charming

Chelsea has this fab challenge going on on, over  on her blog, so go and check it out and Anyone for Anya is to use charms on your card, I wanted to do a fairly modern,card and this fitted the bill nicely, I am back at work tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be kind,P1010683

I hope you are all ok, and are enjoying your crafting where ever you are, thanks for looking,

                           Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 10 January 2010

Jodi’s Fantastic Candy,

Go on over to my sidebar for Jodi’s generous, gorgeous, fantastic candy for all us Magnolia lovers out there,What a candy!! Gosh I’d be crafting all day and night lol,click on her picture and drool !!Valentine_Blog_Candy_copy_jpg-W

Thanks for the chance Jodi, and good luck to everyone xx

                                Hugs Liz xx

Just Magnolia,

I’ve made this card using the pleating technique that just Magnolia would like us to use, you wouldn’t believe the fun I’ve had doing this as I do this sometimes at work though with fabric not card, lol

I think this stamp was supposed to be for Christmas but I thought it would do for any one who loves baking, cooking etc,and so it fit’s in with the challenge on Magnolia down under too,P1010676 Items used;

Magnolia Tilda, from Mandy


Papers~Papermania,Blueberry Hill,

Doilies, Tesco

Dovecraft~ Bow Punch,

Ribbon and Pearls~ stash,


I don’t think we are supposed to be getting the snow now that they said we should be getting today, but the sky sure is dark, makes you think of nice home baked things,but I’d rather craft lol,

Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Friday 8 January 2010

Simon’s card

At last I can upload this card, I made it earlier but there was a chance my son could see it so it had to wait till today, yes he is 28 years old today, god that makes me feel old , it was snowing  when I had him too and my hubby never let’s me forget how he had to dig his way into the garage so he could come to me,P1010665

I’ve loosely followed the Kaboodle Doodle challenge sketch, but had to turn it and tweak it a bit, hope that’s ok girls, as you can guess he’s fishing mad and I’ve done so many fishing cards in the past it’s getting harder to know what to do lol,

Items Used:


Raffia~the Range,

Paper~freebie off the free CD~ Docrafts latest magazine,

Epoxy Tag~ freebie from somewhere years ago!!

Woodware inverted corner punch,

We are still full of icy snow on the paths and side roads here and more snow is forecast so who knows, but at least I’m not in labour lol,

Thanks for looking, Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 7 January 2010

Thank you snow,

Hi, it’s me again, because of the snow and having a cold as well, I’m able to craft a little bit more yipee, I’ve decided to have a change today from copics and Distress inks, your probably fed up of seeing them any way lol, so for today’s card I’ve chosen to play in three challenges,

Delightful sketch~ great Sketch,

Paperplay Challenges~ Precious metals,

ABC Challenge~ L is for Layers,P1010670

This sketch is lovely, I’ve turned it around as my image was too large and fancy edged the main image instead of doing a border,I’ve layered it on to some dots card and added some gorgeous paper as a border then layered a piece of ribbon with the sentiment on top of that,which of course you can see for yourself so why I explained all that I don’t know lol,…

…the flowers are done in gold leaf “how posh” and a nightmare to use I can tell you as it just wants to float about everywhere , I then added bits of spica glitter pen as well,I’m off now to tidy up the mess lol, thanks for looking,

                                   Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Multi Challenge Card

Hi all, I’m sat here being able to do this because of the snow, it’s done loads of the stuff and lot’s of people can’t get to work me being one of them, still it’s a lovely excuse to craft lol,I’m entering my card for the following Challenges:

Sketch And Stash~ Great Sketch,

A Spoonful of Sugar~Hearts,

My Time to Craft~Blue and Brown,

Creative Card Crew~ Distressing,

The Corrosive Challenge ~2 Favourite Embellishments,P1010662

I’ve followed the great sketch by Sketch and Stash, using my old paper flowers, brads,and hearts,and new Martha Stewart Punch,the pearl hearts were a freebie in a craft magazine years ago, and the brown glittery one is a button with the shank cut off,

Two of my favourite embellishments are brads and flowers, so this fits both,and I’ve distressed around the edges of the paper with Vintage Photo distress ink,

Does anyone know where to get some smooth, good quality  watercolour card from? I can’t get the Inks to flow  as good as I’d like so if anybody has any good ones to tell me about and where I can get it please let me know,as I’m really not happy with how this has coloured,

I think it’s just stopped snowing for the first time today, so hopefully the people at work will have chance to get home, thanks for looking and I hope where you are your all ok, and having fun xx

                            Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 3 January 2010

First card in the New Year

Hi all, hope you’ve all having a Fantastic New Year,and the snow is not being too much of a problem,we had to turn round yesterday because of it, as it was so thick and yet 20 minutes down the road there was none,

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

One stop Craft ~Something beginning with B,

Allsorts challenge~ New Crafting Goodies,

Stamp challenges~ Something New,

Crafty Anns Challenge~New Inspirations,P1010658

This lovely stamp was a Christmas present from my sister, who knows I love Magnolia Tilda stamps and I’ve also used some new paper which is gorgeous and the picture doesn’t do it justice, this covers  three of the challenges  I hope lol ,and for the one stop challenge my paper has butterflies on it and it is also a shade of blue, it’s just a shame I had no copics near enough to the colours of it,

Items Used;

Magnolia Tilda Stamp,

Copics, Memento ink pad,

BoBunny ~Flutter Butter paper,

Letraset~ safmat,

MS butterfly punch,and x cut,

I did the sentiment on the computer using  safmat ,as it’s great for such as this,

All for now, thanks for looking,

                                     Hugs Liz xx