My Lovely Friends,

Thursday 30 June 2011

Lazy hazy days of summer

Hi guys I'm back lol,
We went out this week and on our trip I saw this florists window with a birdcage in, it looked so lovely I thought mmm great idea for a card lol,
so when we got back I put this together,
The base, angle iron and birdcage are all sprayed with perfect pearls copper mist for a lovely gorgeous shimmer which in the right light looks lovely,

the butterflies are from a fabric type material I once got from a craft show, so I cut out the butterflies and they have such a lovely glittery effect on them too,
which of course on here isn't showing to much, typical lol,
My papers are from Basic Grey and are from  the porcelain pad which they have stopped doing and I so love these papers too,
the vellum has writing on it that shimmers too,
Tilda lying down, is coloured with copics and has glamour dust on her top, laces, and hair bands,

The  flowers were again from a craft show and catch the light beautifully,

Magnolia ~ Tilda, Doo Hickey Swirl, leaves, heart swirl
Sissix die
Marrianne birdcage die,
copics, Perfect pearls mist
sewing machine
Martha Stewart punch around the page 

TOMIC ~ shimmer and pearls
MDU ~ stitching and swirls,
All that scraps ~ In the good 'ole summer time

well jim's still off so we are still out and about, so will catch up with you soon,
if Mr Blogger is playing nicely that is lol,
remember I have candy
Love and hugs Liz xx

another attempt!

Hi guys, I tried to upload on my blog this morning and the darn thing said error and wouldn't bring up any pictures, so I went out!! lol,
have you all been on tender hooks waiting for my master piece lol, well hard cheese because it's rubbish!!! I had hardly any time with one thing and another so this is it!
Oh gosh it's worked! uploaded and everything!!! lol
this is for the paper play challenge which as you probably already know is anything but a card, 
this fabby little chap is coloured with copics, and the stars are a magnolia stamp,

I made a boo boo and had a creation made for colour create , only I did the wrong challenge and with Jim being off hadn't time to do another so you will just have to imagine a gorgeous creation here too lol!!!

do you think I'll be sacked!!
hope not and I have written to Sharon and told her and she was lovely about it so I think I'm ok lol,

if I have time I will be back with another creation soon, 
well that's if Mr Blogger is playing nicely lol

love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday 26 June 2011

2nd post of today lol

Hi guys,  the sun is shining here and it's lovely and warm but there is cloud, so no sitting out as they are quite dark looking clouds and they do cover the sun too, oh well, good excuse to sit in the craft room,

As I said Jims off this week, and my mojo had gone walk about but today I found it again and have made this card lol,
I've followed the sketch from Simon says stamp and Magnolia down under want stitching and swirls, well I usually machine stitch my cards and I love my swirls so no problem lol,
I've masked Tilda and the window,
my images are coloured with copics, and the front one has been cut out and fixed on with sticky dots,
Isn't she cute!
The backing paper is from the latest Jack n Jill collection and has bits of red on so I've picked that out with Tildas dress,
the little plant pot is from my stash that I've had for years!


Simon Says Stamp ~ gorgeous sketch
 MDU~ stitching and swirls
Timbroscrapmania ~ in the garden
see you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx

Tilda and Edwins wedding party

Hi guys, 
the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps is
well I was still in my cutting out mode then to be honest my mojo has vanished these last few days, dreaming of sitting out in the gorgeous weather, which is supposed to be here today but doesn't look like it up to now!

the sun peeked out for about two minutes before Yeah !!!! where's my shorts!!! no doubt collecting dust till next year lol,
sorry back to the challenge lol,
Were do I start lol,
the main base is two side easel cards joined together, and both the backs have been cut away again for the frames, I did have the bride and groom under the rose arch in my head but in practise they looked wrong, do you ever do that?
all the images are coloured with copics then cut out and stood up with tags,
This frame is machine sewn then I added a lattice frame on top with my Martha Stewart punch, I used some gorgeous rose ribbon for the flowers,

you will have to excuse my cutting on some of these as my knife started going blunt ( over worked ) lol and so I couldn't get them as finished off as I liked,
all the images have glossy accents on their shoes,
I've tried to make the flower girls like twins or at least sisters lol,

Tilda and Edwins guests are having a good day enjoying the fun and can you spot the going away car at the back, which has a Just married banner behind it, but was very difficult to photograph so I haven't got any clearer shots lol, you may just be able to see the glossy accents on the windscreen though  too,
the frame has  4 flower effects across which again have been coloured with copics as has the lamp stand, I pre fare to cut my images out close so I'm not keen on these to be honest! and of course the frame has been machine sewn too,
Tilda and Edwin hope you have loved looking at their wedding photo, lol
and you can just see peeking at the back the maid of honour which you can see a little more on the main image along with the dog lol,


Deep ocean ~ flowers
Daring cardmakers ~something old something new( some of my stamps are old, as is my lace, the car is new, sorry nothing borrowed but I have got blue) lol

well guys hope you like my creation,
remember my candy!
Jims off next week so I may not be on here so much lol,
love and Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 25 June 2011


Hi peeps, as I'm writing this it's just started raining,!
wish we had his lovely summer day!
it's challenge time over at Basic Grey and this week we want to see your stitching, I think real or faux will do as I know you don't all like to sew with a machine or by hand lol,
I used to sew fabric for a living now my machine would faint if it saw cloth he he,
as you can see I've used a side stepper card to create a scene with, my papers are Basic Grey Marjoline I think as I've lost the front cover, so if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will tell me lol,
I cut out the middle of the stepper card and used my images for the scene,
all are from Magnolia and all are coloured with copics,

Have you noticed Edwin has no line? go on look closer
His line is caught round a tree, 
this happens quite a few times but the fishermen would never admit it!!! lol
I showed it my hubby and he just laughed and said yes you wouldn't believe how many you see dangling like, so of course that must mean he never does it lol,

Crafts and me ~ stitching,
TOMIC ~ summer
All that scraps ~ summer
up to now I've not seen any other this will fit into, so if you know of any please let me know,
the text is generated on my computer, 
Magnolia Doohickey grass, fence dies have been used too,

well I'm back tomorrow with my ATSC creation,
have fun,
I have candy!!!
love and hugs Liz xx

Monday 20 June 2011

Sitting here thinking of you!

Hi peeps, sorry I've been very busy this weekend so I will try hard to get to visit you soon, I've got the dentist and the hairdressers tonight, I know which I prefare lol,

I made this card last week but as I say I was to busy to upload it sooner so here it is now,
As you can see I've used another gorgeous image from Teddy Bo, this of course is Teddy Bea, isn't she cute!!!

she does look to me as though she's thinking of someone or something,lol
The mushroom is covered with Glamour dust as is the outer circle of the ring,
the backing papers are from the Summer Breeze collection and are gorgeous! some are glittered and I've used some of this as well for the bling effect,
Bea is coloured with my copics, just loving these at the moment, do you have spells where you pick one medium over another? you don't have to answer just being nosey lol!!!

Yeah, you can see my glitter!!!!!!!!!!!

Teddy Bo ~ Bling
Simon Says Stamp ~ Bingo ~ pearls-lace-brads
Crafts and me ~ Bling it on,

the flowers are WOC, pearl-string Hobby craft, lace - local market,
craftwork cards- candy dots,
all my papers are machine sewn too,
thanks for visiting, I will try really hard to visit you back,
remember my candy,
love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday 19 June 2011

Tilda's treasure box

Hi peeps, hope your ok, we had a lovely bit of good  weather yesterday for a change,as we  actually saw the sun lol,

the challenge today on Totally Tilda is for 
Tilda on anything but a card,

Do check out the gorgeous creations my teamies have made they are awesome!!!!

make sure you use a Tilda or two, Edwin is allowed as long as there is Tilda too,
I've decorated a box I bought from the Range for £1.99 bargain, with white acrylic paint, edged with Distress ink on the edges of all sides, then I  added my papers and embellies, images and flowers with a hot glue gun,

As you can see I have used a couple of Tilda's and some butterflies for my box, which have been coloured with copics, then cut out, I seem to be cutting my images out alot at the moment lol,
Magnolia Tilda's, copics,
white spot and pink spot ribbon,
rose charm and lock charm
Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirl, ( love this )
Magnolia butterflies,
Magnolia papers 6x6
white acrylic paint
papermania cardstock
Lace~ craft fair
Flowers ~ WOC


Cute card Thursday ~ Birthstones ~ Turquoise,
Delightful sketches ~ anything goes,
Crafts for eternity ~ R for roses, rose charm, ribbons,
Just add ink ~ just some colouring in,

well peeps, hope you have fun with this challenge,
see you soon,
remember I have candy!!
love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday 16 June 2011

Challenges time!

hi peeps, well can you believe it's Thursday again, doesn't time fly! so of course it's Colour Create and Paperplay's challenge day,

Colour Create is  our lovely Mina's choice today and she has chosen
blue, grey and white, optional extra Vellum
we are being sponsored by 
Michelle's scrapbooking,

Now I've made my card using some gorgeous small Hanglar images, they are so cute!!!! love them, lol
have you got that I love cute yet!!
I've used a card blank from craftwork cards, which i have distressed with Distress inks, I have also distressed my main image layer too,the flower is a Molly Blooms flower which I have stamped in grey onto vellum then highlighted with a spica pen, the flower head I stamped again, cut round freehand to get a flower shape then layered this onto two die cut large flower shape die by Sizzix, I highlighted these with the pen too, in RL this shimmers beautifully, all has been joined together with a brad,
The images have been coloured with Copics,

Scrap creations ~ anything goes

Our challenge today is chosen by my lovely friend Mandy is 
at the beach,
well I've done a easel style cut out creation  again, must stop doing these they take ages lol,
As you can see all images are by Magnolia and are coloured with copics again,
This is the left hand side of the card which includes my new  fishing Tilda, for the line I have used real fishing line which I nabbed off my hubby lol, I then stuck her bait hook  onto it, see main picture, the oyster shell I made by folding some card, stamping the shell,cutting them out, colouring in the middle and adding a pearl then I edged the shell with glitter and the shell effect on the top too,
This side has one  of the latest collections too which is Tilda with Kite, I backed the string with a piece of  thick line which gave it strength to stand up, all the front images are on tabs to keep them upright apart from the shells of course lol,
the pier is made from  corrugated card, stripped from a cardboard box, painted with acrylic paint and I've then  added tilda to sit on top,
the mock fishing net is made by using cheesecloth roughly cropped and stuck to the card with a hot glue gun, the starfish have been stuck the same way too, the sea is a clip art image which I cut round freehand and highlighted with a white pen and some glitter, oh look you can see fishing Tilda's bait hook lol,
The flag poles are made from fishing pole tips which again I robbed off Jim, to be fair he did say I could lol, anyway I cut them to the right size, they were black so I coloured them with acrylic paint, then I wrapped fluffy string down the pole,  the tops are a brad which I glued on with a hot glue gun, then I attached them on to the card with a hot glue gun too,
my papers are machine sewn,

Magnolia Down Under ~ Altered art ~ my flag poles from fishing pole tops, pier from cardboard
A spoonfull of sugar ~ splish, splash
My time to craft ~ extra images
Anything goes ~ here comes summer
Creative Belli ~ branch ( 2nd Card) sorry not sure if this is allowed,
For Fun ~ Summer
well I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for both these challenges,
have fun!
remember I have candy!
love and hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Scary! I don't think so

Hi peeps, well we got the beautiful day didn't we, and was it exciting oh yes as not only did I do the washing but my kettle stopped working so I had to go and buy a new one, oh the excitement is just toooo much lol,
still I did get a bargain a £50 pound kettle for £24.99,

right enough of my waffle!
I've made another easel style cut out card, can't seem to get these out my head at the moment lol,
anyway here it is,
grab a brew first, I've a few shots lol,
I've used a few Magnolia images again, eight in all lol,
right hand side view with the Magnolia tree which was flippin hard to cut out , Tildas gorgeous dog and of course Scarecrow Tilda who isn't scary at all, but adorable, the straw was hard to cut out too lol,
the left hand side has another tree this is from the latest collection I think, I must check which collection and the name of the images, ( note to self) he he; mushrooms  and butterflies, all are coloured with my copics,
I've also used the Tag Doo hickey and added flowers from WOC, pearl stem from Hobby craft and Kars,
Here's a closer look of the background which I've used a Magnolia Doo Hickey fence die and stamped one of their flower stamps onto then again coloured with copics,
The other side, are you bored now? nearly there lol,
Close up of Scarecrow Tilda, 
TOMIC ~ pink, white and brown colour combo,
Mad for markers ~ brown hair
Totally Gorjuss ~ flower power
Paper sundaes ~ girly girl
stamp with fun ~ pearls and flowers
Stampavie and more ~ butterflies

right off to do the ironing, can I contain the excitment lol,
see you tomorrow with my Colour create and Paper play DT creations,
see you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx
ps I have candy!!!!!!

Candy time

Hi peeps,
well I said I have candy and here it is,

A packet of heart charms
LOTV baby  girl with pram

I know some of you peeps are finding it hard to find cheesecloth so thought the chance to win some might be nice,
the LOTV stamp is from an older collection but she's so cute and I mean who doesn't like charms,

I would love it if you became a follower and like my creations and want to come back, as I love your visits and meeting new peeps to see your gorgeous creations too,

please put my picture on your sidebar with a link back to here,
 and add your name to Mr Linky
of course it's open to peeps who are already my followers too,

This is open to the end of July,
Have fun!
love and hugs Liz xx

Collection closed

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Gone Fishing

Hi peeps, we have lovely weather today, I mean we can actually see the sun YEAH!!!!!
my mum came yesterday and said make the most of it as it gives heavy rain again tomorrow, YUK!
oh well onto my card, which I made for my hubby's birthday last month and forgot to put on lol,

I've used another Teddy Bo image and this time it had to be fishing didn't it , haven't I already told you Jims a fishing nut, or his he just nuts!  oooppppsss sorry Jim love ya!!
he won't mind he knows my sense of humour, he he
he's coloured with copics , the embellies I put on every year which has now got a joke, as I recycle them and my point is, I say well you recycle the fish don't you?

Saturday challenge ~ A male card
Cupcake craft ~ boy, oh boy, oh boy
OLLCB ~ special man

well off to do some washing, I lknow what a very interesting, full life I lead lol,
love and hugs Liz xx

ooopppsss forgot to say back tomorrow with some candy!!!

Sunday 12 June 2011

Lazy Days of Summer

Hi guys,
I wish!! it's more like winter hey! lol
we have a lovely challenge for you today at 
it's called Summertime,
May be it will put the weather in a better mood and we may see some sun lol,
Now I enjoyed doing my swing type card so much the other day I couldn't resist doing it for this time too, I have of course used a gorgeous Teddy Bea image from Teddy Bo which I have coloured with distress inks then cut out,
I made my easel style card again and cut out the middle for Teddy Bea to be able to swing,
I thought she'd look cute in a trellis effect frame so I used a Martha Stewart punch, 
I was given some lovely ribbon which looks like leaves so I trailed this around the frame and added roses from WOC for the flowers,
This is a closer look of Teddy Bea, isn't she gorgeous, I love teddies,
the rest of my card has again flowers from WOC but this time I've used larger flowers and a charm,
I kept the look as soft as I could to compliment the detailed background, or at least I hope I have lol,
the tag has been left plain to fill in with an apt sentiment etc,
Teddy Bo Challenge ~ shaped cards, (hope this counts)
A spoon full of sugar ~ here comes summer,
Creative card crew ~ things with wings,
Stampavie and more ~ more than one fold,
Timbroscrapmania ~ pink, love and fantasy,
Sarah Hurley ~ summer,
Digital Tuesday ~ In the Garden,

well guys, I hope you will join in the fun, we love to see your creations, 
don't forget we now do a top three,
see you soon,
Love and hugs Liz xx

Saturday 11 June 2011

In the pink

Hi guys,
well it's time for another Basic Grey challenge and the theme this time is a colour challenge,
Hot pink, Lime Green, brown/craft
I've done a stepper card and cut out my images, seem to be doing this a lot lately lol,
Tilda and all my other images are again coloured with copics,
the fab car is from the latest collection, I couldn't resist it as I think it's so useful,
my paper is of course Basic Grey and is from the Olivia pad, the hot pink ribbon is from my stash,
Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes
Crafts and me ~ Stamp something
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ anything goes
Crafty Anns challenge ~ use more than one image

hope to see you soon at Basic Grey with your lovely creations,
have fun,
will be back tomorrrow with my ATSC creation,
love and hugs Liz xx 

Thursday 9 June 2011

Tilda's Birthday party

Hi peeps,
Tildas having a party with her friends and of course her dog too, so much excitement lol,
the card is an easel type which I have cut the centre part away from so that Tilda can swing on her swing,
I masked Tilda first then cut them out, then when I had got my main piece the right size I stamped  the tree branch on the top again to position it where I wanted it, then I added my cut out one on top,

all my images have been coloured with copics and then cut out,
I attached part of the Magnolia Doo Hickey fence to the bottom of my easel card and added cut out leaves in front of that with a Martha Stewart punch, the swirl on the left hand side is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die too,
sorry but it's hard to photo to see the detail at the back lol,
My front images all have tabs on to allow them to keep upright,
as you can see I've used a mixture of Magnolia sets, some of them from the latest collection too,  ie the mushrooms and Tilda with her basket of strawberries,
all the papers are the new Magnolia 6x6 papers which you can get now and I love these too and are machine sewn,

Tomic ~ Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp ~ Fruity inspiration
By the cute and girly ~ in the garden
Dream valley ~ Stamp something
OLLCB ~ Happy Birthday
Creative Belli  ~ Branches
The corrosive challenge ~ summer colours

I hope you likey as it took me ages to do as there is eleven images in all, Mr snail is there but he's hiding behind an image so he can't be seen on my photo's duh!! lol

have fun,
love and hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Butterfly kisses two

Hi guys,
I'm fed up with this awful weather so I cheered myself up by making a card, the challenge over at MDU is a colour challenge for peach, purple and cream,
now these are not colours I use so it's been fun doing this lol,
My papers are from a paper pad called sweet fairy and also Papermania Exquisite,
Tilda is coloured with my copics  and has added Stickles glitter glue added too,
the flowers are Wild orchid craft and the butterfly is by  Prima
I  loved colouring my image in this distress look  style the other day with my copics, so I think this is my look from now on lol,
I've coloured my pearls with copics too to match the colour scheme,
the fancy corner has been crackle painted again, love this look too,
challenges ~
 Magnolia down under ~ peach, purple and cream
Magnolia Mania ~ floret

love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday 5 June 2011

Sailing Tilda

Hi guys,
I made this card before going on hols, so hence the theme, not that I was going sailing! lol,
must just have been the idea running round in their of fresh air, piers and fun he he,

the challenge this time over at Totally Tilda is 
Tilda in red white and blue
please remember that this is a challenge blog where Tilda rules 
so we love to see her on all your creations,
Now you know as I've said before I love my flowers but some how they just didn't fit again, lol
my porthole has acetate behind to look like a window and all the images are coloured with copics, I distressed the cardboard with crackle paint to look like a pier, has it worked?
all images are of course by Magnolia ,
well looking forward to seeing your creations,
have fun,
 Love and hugs liz xx

Saturday 4 June 2011

Sun tan Tilda

Hi guys,
just explaining why I'm awol at the moment lol,
the sun is finally shining it's little head off in our part of the world ans so I have been outside soaking a little rays,
seeing as it says it will go soon I didn't want to miss it,

anyway I've made a card, using copics in a different way to my usual way, 
I've tried to get the copic distressed look, it's the first time I've tried it and I quite like it, may be because I also love to use distress inks too,
I also love this Magnolia image, isn't she soooo cute!
The distress look is for darker edges and quite pale centres, to the bits your colouring,

The gorgeous flowers are from hobbycraft and wild orcid crafts,
my hearts are made out of cardboard which I have distressed with crackle paint and I have done the same with the fancy corner too,

Colour creations ~ Distress with copics
Just Magnolia ~ anything goes plus  optional lace,

well I hope you likey, I'm off now to look at this gorgeous blue sky again lol,
I will visit you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx