My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 30 January 2011

Tilda with hearts

Hi peeps,
Today is the day when I can put my first Totally Tilda DT card on my blog Yeah!!!!
I'm still so excited about this, as you know I love my Tildas and to be on  a team with such very talented Teamies is fab and nerve wrecking at the same time lol,
enough of my waffle he he,
The challenge this week as my title is Tilda with Hearts, now I've made this for hubby as a Valentine card so it's not all flowery, didn't think he'd appreciate that somehow lol,

Tildas coloured with Distress inks, and so is the background, Tilda is an older stamp which I've only just got because I think she's gorgeous, the arrow is a Tim Holtz game spinner, just loving his stuff at the moment, hearts are  spellbinders die's, sentiment and heart border are Magnolia stamps from the latest collection, papers are BG curio pad, loving these too lol,

I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations,
All that scraps ~ Queen of hearts,
Bunny Zoe's crafts ~ Love is in the air,
Just Magnolia ~ Going dotty
Stempeltraume ~ dots
Right I'm off to see what I can do with his old room! lol,
see you soon, have fun!

Thursday 27 January 2011

It's Thursday again

Hi peeps,
Thanks for all your messages of get well, I'm feeling much better thanks but I must admit I feel like I need more energy,especially for this weekend but I'll tell you about that at the bottom of this post lol,
Being Thursday it's time for the lovely colour create and paper play challenges again,
over at Colour create the challenge this time is 
Lemon,Green and white with the optional extra of a charm
 and it's our lovely Sharon's choice
City Crafters ~ Sew Fun

As you can see I've used a gorgeous hAnglar image, sent to me as a Rak ages ago thankyou,
I've again coloured her with Distress inks, bet you can't remember when it all used to be copics lol,
the papers are from BG Marjolaine pad and Magnolia,
The script is a stamp which I inked in Walnut stain Distress ink,
all the edges of the papers are machine sewn and distressed,
the flowers are Prima and the stamens are Kars,
all the rest from stash,

Our Paperplay challenge this week is called
Layer it up 
so we'd love to see lots of layers on your card,  and were sponsored this week by the lovely
 Bunny Zoe crafts

This gorgeous image called  Topiary Ted is of course by the lovely talented DI's Digi's here  again I've coloured him with distress inks,
the papers are from the same BG Marjoline pad which because it's for a man I've just distressed the edges with my distressing tool,
the ladybird peg I've had forever and thought it went great with the image,
LOTV sentiment stamp, raffia ~  The Range

Crafty creations ~ lets heat it up
Fab n funky ~ Delight in your Digi
Simon Says Stamp ~ Animal Antics

Hope to see you soon joining in the fun,
talking of fun my lovely son's leaving home this weekend he's setting up home with his Fiancée and so it will be all go, so again if I'm not around to much you'll know why, now all I need is that energy boost he he!
Have fun! 

Monday 24 January 2011

Hi Peeps

Just letting you know why my blogs been quiet for a few days, my lovely son brought home a stomach bug, which believe me hasn't been nice,
it's left me very tired too, and my appetites not back yet either so I don't suppose that helps, not a nice way to lose weight though he he,
Anyway just wanted to let you know I've not been visiting, hope to see you later,

Tuesday 18 January 2011

What a Fantastic New Year

Hi peeps,
Well I'm so loving 2011 already, so many lovely things are happening this year, will tell you more about that much later on he he,
This calendar was going to be a tent card, then I found out Magnolia down under wanted a calendar and I thought oh that's a good idea so I changed it into that instead lol,
I was in a masking mood so I've masked Tilda onto the swing and  Tilda onto the fence,
Tilda on the swing swings too, when she's not up on the wall lol,

Cutting out Tilda on the swing was fun! and adding tiny rings and not breaking the card was too, but it worked he he,
the branch I stamped and coloured twice then stamped again for some of the flowers to be 3D, the branch is layered on foam pads and the flowers are with Pin Flair Gel,

Here's a close up of the branch,
All images are coloured in Distress Inks, including the background,

The grass is a small wooden stamp I've had for ages which I just stamped direct from the ink pad to give deeper colour,

The calendar I bought ages ago from the Range and forgot I'd bought, oh Err, wouldn't have waited till next year would it lol,

The tag is a Magnolia Doo Hickey, distress with DI's , the Discover stamp is from a travel clear stamp set I've had for years, yes another forgotten stamp lol,
flowers are from WOC, and the craft range, these I have added Glamour Dust to,
Papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby, Still with me phew!
Just Magnolia ~ Favourite things, Magnolia's DI's. Flowers, doing something a little different he he,
Raise the Bar ~ Oh to be a kid again
2 Sisters ~ Flowers
Pile it on ~ Anything goes
Ellephantastic ~ New Beginings
Paper Cutz ~ Use a tag or tags
OOh- -La-La ~ Bling it on
Pear tree designs  ~ free for all

Phew all done, if your still here thankyou! lol,
See you soon, Have fun,

I'm so EXCITED!!!!!

Hi Peeps,
I can't contain my excitement an longer lol, the lovely Susie has asked me to be part of the
Wow, what an honour!
The girls on there do some stunning work, so I'm a little nervous make that a lot nervous lol,

I am so chuffed I couldn't write properly on my key board yesterday, not much better this morning neither,
 he he!
See you soon, have fun!

Monday 17 January 2011

Stamp and a Digi

Hi Peeps,
Well what a treat we have for you over at DCD this time, using one or more of your favourite stamps and using it with a Digi stamp, we've had a lot of fun doing that,
We are being sponsored by the lovely Robin's Fetish and they have given us girls some images to play with, 

I've coloured my images in Distress Inks again, I do think this is my favourite colouring medium now, as I love the changes of colour you can get lol,
I have of course combined my Digi image with a Magnolia Tilda, from the Christmas collection but seeing as she has hearts in her basket I think it's an all year round one!
Do go and check out my lovely teamies designs too, they are gorgeous!

The circle and scalloped circle  are spellbinders, the border die is a Magnolia Doo Hickey, papers are Tim Holtz , Prima flowers, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and frond punch, Glamour dust,
Crafty Anns Challenge ~ Ring in the new but don't ring out the old,
The  new is my  images and and the old is Distress ink colouring but very different to how I used to use them lol,
Stamp Something ~ Anything goes,

Simply Create ~ Use your punches

Well peeps, have fun, see you soon with some very exciting News!! 

Tuesday 11 January 2011

For my sis

Hi peeps,
You know how I'm loving my distress inks at the moment, well here's another one done with them lol,
It's my sisters Birthday next week and she loves oriental as do I funnily enough, so what better image than this gorgeous Magnolia,

When I saw this gorgeous paper from the Basic Grey Curio pad it just said oriental to me, maybe I'm strange, no Mandy don't answer that lol,
I've followed the sketch over at Magnolia Down under so of course I'll put it in their challenge lol,
Just Magnolia ~ anything goes optional buttons,
I've coloured the flower with the same colour ways to hopefully coordinate with  the look of the papers or as near as I could any way, the raffia I wove twice round the card and attached the coins using pin flair gel, and the fans are fixed that way too, the borders are of course a Doo Hickey die which I've added a little lace for character and to lighten the effect, 

Colours used:
Antique linen, tattered rose, vintage photo,
Walnut stain, pumice stone, 
Aged Mahogany, brushed corduroy,
Black soot,
I've again painted my background I'm loving this look and it's such fun to do he he,
Hope your all having a lovely day with lots of fun!
see you soon,
Ps Back tomorrow with some Candy for my up coming Birthday!

Monday 10 January 2011

Another One lol

Hi peeps,
It's a dull rainy day here today so I thought I'd put another of those new Magnolia girls on my blog lol, honestly I just can't get enough of this image I think I've used her more than any other I've ever had,
I've gone for a change of colour scheme though and used pinks and browns, very different for me but I think I like it,
I've changed my colouring style a little from here but thought I'd show you any way,

The shape is a Go Kreate die I'm loving these too lol, 
tag is of course a Magnolia Doo Hickey die again with Distress inks on, a Doo Hickey swirl, glitter and roses finish it off, thanks for looking, hugs Liz xx

Saturday 8 January 2011

Happy Birthday Son

Hi peeps,
Well as promised here is the card I made for Simon, who as you will probably guess is a fishing fan lol, you should see the trophies in his bedroom, lovely but the dusting!!!!!,
I've used one of Di's gorgeous digi images here and I've printed it off on water colour paper with my Kodak printer which is fab as the ink didn't run at all, it works for copics too,
Had a change with the colours on  this one, been doing a lot of pinks lately, didn't think he'd appreciate that though !
papers~ BG Marjolaine pad,
fancy shape ~ older nestie, think they've re vamped this lately but this was from before they were famous, he he,
Fiskers border punch,
fish charm ~ the works,
string ~ The craft range,
Eyelets ~ stash
I've distressed the edges of my papers but missed out the sewing didn't think he'd do that either lol,

Oh well that's it for now,
All my Dt's are fortnightly now so It's taking some getting used too lol, but should see you soon, he he

Friday 7 January 2011

New Beginings

Hi peeps,
made this card because at the moment I just love colouring with Distress inks, can't seem to get enough lol, so as well as doing some for my DT's I thought I'd do this as well,

The image is of course a gorgeous Magnolia, sent as a RAK to me by Mandy, thanks hunny,
the papers are Magnolia and Tim Holtz shabby chic, the template for the shape is a GO Kreate die which is distressed with a distress tool, then Star Dust stickles has been added, the edges of the paper have had the same treatment but with the addition of some Distress ink,
as you can see papers were sewn on my machine, charm, ribbon, pearls stash,
in addition they have all been sprayed with Ranger perfect pearls glimmer mist which I won from Simon Says Stamp, looks fab in RL,as it adds a soft  sheen,
The colours are better on this picture, it's so dull here at the moment, 
her wings are done with  glamour dust and her trims are again Star Dust,
Bunny Zoes crafts ~ Sparkle and shine
Stamping scrapping ~ Flower Power
The shabby tea room ~ 11 elements
Simon says stamp ~ New beginnings
Dutch dare ~ New beginnings
One stop craft ~ New beginnings
Rainbow Ladys ~ it's all new to me - template, perfect pearls, image
Sarah Hurley ~ New beginnings

Will be back tomoz with my sons Birthday card, yikes 29 years old, were has time gone lol

Tuesday 4 January 2011

My top Five,

Hi Peeps,
Well after clearing out the junk from my computer hopefully I've left enough in to show my favourite five cards from last year, a little late I know, but who's counting lol,

Good start this as it's a box not a card he he,

I loved the colours in this,

I really had fun making this luminare and must make some more,
I love this image and the papers were a favourite too lol,

Well there you are all done lol,
 Mr Bloggers on go slow again, must be because people are back at work, I'm off now to link these back to the lovely Debbie, I hope I'm not to late he he,

Monday 3 January 2011


Hi peeps,
Well Monday already, yeah one more day of the men at home then no, can you do this! can you do that! lol,
I made this card when to be honest my mojo wasn't at it's best, and I hadn't got quite back into the swing of things he he,
so for the challenge today and remember were now fortnightly it's to use a quote or definition on your card,
Do check out my teamies creations they are gorgeous!

The circles are all made using GO Kreate dies, yes I finally got the scalloped one yeah! the quote is from a book of quotes by Hot off the Press which  I've had for years, which I've distresssed with Inks, added a little grunge with a stamp, then used stickers for the wellies, pots, tags and spade, the colours are stronger in RL, but I just couldn't get them to show he he,
Challenge ~ Frosted Designs

Have you noticed our gorgeous new signatures which our lovely boss Susie has had made for us, thanks hun,
Looking forward to seeing what your quotes are, see you soon,

Sunday 2 January 2011

New Year Wishes!

Hi peeps,
I just want to wish everyone a year filled with love, fun and crafting goodies lol,
I've been creating a few cards while it's been the holiday season between being called by my hubby and son who just needed this and that, lol,
you may also notice I've tweaked my blog look, what no, not me I never do that do I !
think I might leave it like this a while though lol,
This card is using my Distress Inks, and I've really enjoyed using them, the image is of course a Magnolia one, from the latest collection and I think she's so cute I love her and have used her loads already he he,
I've also been playing at doing my backgrounds with the Di's and I'm quite pleased with this look too,

I'm entering this into Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Time to party/ Celebrate 

Other bits and bobs used are Tulle, roses, Prima flowers, sewing machine, distressing tool, pearl strings, pearl gems, stickles glitter glue,
Here's a closer look at the tulle lol,
thanks for looking, have a lovely day,