My Lovely Friends,

Saturday 30 June 2012

Tilly with Flowers

Hi guys, I'm back again with a card for 
I've chosen to use Tilly with Flowers this time as I was telling you last time how adorable they all are lol,

Tilly's coloured with my copics for a change, keep changing my colouring mood at the moment I'm in a copic mood one day and distress inks the next lol,
of course I have to have a hint of stickles on his flowers too,
the gorgeous papers are from WRS and are called Letters from Paris , I loved them! the post card script and stamp effects are very in at the moment and I love this look,

Items from The Stamp Basket
Craftwork cards ~ on the edge scallop
Pink and Ivory ~ Vintage ribbon
Wild Rose Studio ~  letters from Paris paper pad
Wild Rose Studio ~ Tilly with Flowers
Hobby House ~ Ivory pearls
Burlap Twine ~ Natural


Tilly's Fur W0 ~ W1 ~ W3~ W5~
Tilly's paws / Ears ~ E71 ~ E73
Roses ~ R81 ~ R83 ~ R85
Leaves ~ BG 93 ~ BG96
Background ~ E50 ~ E51
Sentiments Lily of the valley/ Whimsy
sewing thread

Well guys I think my flu is finally going, it's been a long time and my families has too,
good job too as Kay and Tegan are staying with us this weekend!
do I need say more lol,

Before I go just reminding you of the Stamp Basket blog where you can get the latest info and see my lovely teamies creations with lots of inspiration!
hope to see you there soon,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 29 June 2012

Butterfly dreams

Hi guys, just a quick post as my daughter and grand daughter are staying with us for a couple of days while her hubbys on a stag do! in a nice hot country too while we're here in the cold! lol

I've made another of my tag cards, using some gorgeous new lace and butterfly charm I've just got from
  live and love crafts talk about drooling they are gorgeous! lol

My Magnolia image is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background then the edges of the spellbinders die is coloured with distress ink too,

Items used
Magnolia stamp ~ Tilda with winter flowers
Tim Holtz alterations ~ Distressed doily die
Tim Holtz ~ Butterflight die
distress re-inkers
Flowers ~ WOC /other
Pearls/ pearl strip/ pearl hearts ~ stash
Seam binding ~ Oloroso
Butterfly charm
Doo Hickey ~ Heart tag
Crackle paint ~ Picket fence
Silver ~ liquid pearl
Stickles ~ Stardust

TOMIC ~ Make a tag and Magnolia stamp with flowers
Midweek Magnolias ~ Lovely lace

Well best be off, Tegan's calling lol
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Last GDT card for Simon Says Stamp

Hi guys,

Wow these weeks have flown, as I've said it's my last week as GDT for 
Simon Says Stamp,
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

I wish to thank Lols and the team for making me feel so welcome,

The challenge this week is
Sporty/ Patriotic and they are featuring cuttle bug products if you have them, as usual  if not you can still join in,

I've coloured Gymnastics Tilda with copics for a change and used my Cuttle bug to cut the spellbinders die for the shape,
I've kept the colours to red, white and blue for the patriotic theme lol,

Items from Simon Says Stamp
Cuttle bug
 Magnolia ~ Gymnastics Tilda
Spellbinders shapeabilities ~ Fleur De Lis accent dies
Memory Box papers ~ Yuletide
Doo Hickey ~ Flag die
Star dust Stickles

Heidy is giving away another fabby prize

Still looking lol,

Well thanks again for inviting me to be a Guest designer,
Good luck to all the team and the new teamies too,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 24 June 2012

Addicted to stamps card

Hi guys, Oh no I'm sneezing again it had better be hay fever and not this darn bug coming back!I need a long hols some where warm,
have you seen the flooding our little part of the world has had, the next village to ours has been awful and the river at the bottom of our village has not been a happy bunny either! all roaring around like it has tooth ache!

oh I'd best get on with the challenge hadn't I lol
Addicted to stamps challenge
it's a gorgeous sketch by Nadell

thanks hun it's fab,

Tilda with summer flower is coloured with my distress re-inkers and layered onto  circle and scalloped circle spellbinders dies,
I've machine sewn all the edges but just made the holes on the image for a change,
not much in the way of embellies, blame the flu again!
Does it look squiffy? it does on here and yet I'm sure it doesn't in RL? and no I hadn't had a drink just the flu lol,

Vanilla dew drop Sarah has these in her sale, check them out!other fabby things on sale too,
Magnolia ~ Tilda with summer flower
Distress re-inkers
Prima ~ Botanical paper pad
Flowers ~ WOC and other
Tim Holtz ~ Film stripMagnolia small tag stamp
Lace/ pearls  ~ stash

Allsorts ~ Any die will do
Wild orchid challenge  ~ Anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ Summer colours

Oh well it gives rain again tonight! hopefully not the months rain in 24 hours like yesterday!
Happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Saturday 23 June 2012

Hi guys,
Back again with my DT card for 
The Stamp Basket,
I'm still getting over my flu so it's not overly embellished again,
 but the postcard effect is in the pad so that was handy,

This week I've used this gorgeous Stampavie image called 
Sophie wishes
she's coloured in with my copics for a change,

Items used from
The Stamp Basket
Sophie wishes ~ Stampavie stamp
Fairy Belle ~ Prima paper pad
Ivory Silk pearls ~The  Hobby House
May Arts ~ 3/8 off white/ivory Lace
Crafwork cards ~ On the edge scalloped pack
Memento ink pad

Flowers ~ WOC and other
Tim Holtz ~ Alterations distressed doily die
Doo Hickey ~ Tilda lace die,

Hope the weather is lovely we're you are it's pouring down here, blowing a gale and freezing cold,
roll on summer lol
Ps before I go remember Janet has a fabby sale on till Tuesday
check it out here
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 22 June 2012

Sale at The Stamp Basket

Hi guys,
Is it bucketing down with rain where you are it's awful here!
very wet, very windy and cold more like winter than summer! yuk
still it's a good excuse to craft and Janet has a fabby sale on at 
on now till Tuesday 26th June
10% off all new Tilly stamps and strawberry picnic papers,
Bella stamps and papers
Wedding butterfly stamp set and wedding and butterfly garden butterfly papers,
15% off the Annabelle's meadow collection stamp and papers and vintage rose papers,
25% off any design text stamps
and up to 25% off all Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps and papers,

Right off to see if we're flooding it's raining enough, lol
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Anything but a card!

Hi guys,
Back again as GDT for

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

 Simon Says Stamp our challenge this time is Anything but a card,
the girls are showcasing 7Gypsies/Maya Road products this week, 
as usual if you have any you can use them or if like me you haven't you can still join in,
I've altered a brown paper bag using Magnolia papers, cheesecloth, dies and flowers,

Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and is layered onto a spellbinders die which I've edged with Platinum Stickles,
again I've used another of the beautiful white  Prima flowers at the bottom,

I've used a Tim Holtz alterations butterflight border die which I've coloured with distress inks to match the colours,
Closer look of the gorgeous Prima flower,

Items used from Simon Says Stamp

Magnolia ~ Tilda sending love letter
Magnolia Paper ~Summer memories ~ Forget me not
Magnoli Doo Hickey ~ Leaf and swirl
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Lovely fence
Tim Hotz Alterations ~ Butterflight
Prima ~Petunia Overture white flowers
Ranger distress inks
Ranger distress re-inkers
Crackle paint ~ Picket fence
Stickles ~ Platinum
Spellbinders ~ Labels 18

As usual the fabby prize is a whopping

Lovely hAnglar only ~ Fave colours / pink/blue/white
Crafty calendar ~flowers / optional swirls flourishes
Magnolia Down Under ~ Bingo ~ Die cuts/cheesecloth/Tilda
Bunny Zoe's challenge ~ girls girls girls
Midweek Magnolias ~ anything but a card

Happy Crafting,
I've still got this darn bug, it's doing my head in,
 a lot of my family have got it too,
 hope your all ok
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 17 June 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi guys, still feeling the effects of this darn flu, it's all in my head now and my brain feels muzzy, nothing new there then lol,
my card today is for Totally Tilda and the challenge is
Pennant/ bunting

It was my lovely sister's wedding Anniversary earlier this week so I made the card for her,  
she honeymooned at Blackpool years ago,
my images are coloured with distress re-inkers then cut out and layered with pin flair glue,
the waves are made from a Alterations  Scrollwork die and I high lighted the edges of the waves with white acylic paint,

Craftwork cards base card
Distress re-inkers
Heart tag
Bunting ~ flag and cloud
Edwin in Miami
Water lily Tilda
postcard ~ lily of the valley stamp
Tim Holtz alterations scrollwork die
Oloroso seam binding ~ The pretty little ribbon shop
star fish ~ Hobbycraft

Magnolia-licious highlites ~ Water water everywhere
Timbroscrapmania ~ More than one fold
Tildas Town ~ Lazy days of summer
Magnolia Down Under ~ Bingo~ Charms/Edwin/Sentiment

Hope you have fun with our challenge,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 16 June 2012


Hi guys, I'm still suffering with the flu, I feel shattered and my ears are ringing, so hopefully this makes sense to you, lol
Today's my day to show my card for The Stamp Basket
the beautiful image is of course a Bildmalrna stamp called my little cat, I've coloured her with copics and edged the edges with my white acrylic paint,
again a fairly CAS style card, must be because I'm not well lol as it's so not my usual style,
The gorgeous flowers are cut out with white card and I coloured them with my copics to match the colours perfectly,

Items from The Stamp Basket
Bildmalarna ~ My little cat stamp
Hobby house ~ Ivory silk 5mm Pearls
Memory Box dies ~ Cherry Blossom
Memory Box ~ Lorelai Leaf
Glamour dust ~ Crystal
Craftwork cards ~ on the edge Scalloped edge

Well off for a lemsip!
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 14 June 2012

How Old! lol

Hi guys, I've had the flu so if I've not been round much you  know why, talk about going from boiling hot to freezing cold! yuk!

Todays challenge over at Paper Play is
Card for a man with twine can be fathers day or other so long as it's male themed,
our fabby  sponsor is The ribbon Girl

my card is for my nephew who will be 40 years young this year,

He's a typical bloke who doesn't do fussy or fancy so the twine worked out really well,
my Fizzy Moon image is coloured with my copics and I've just used layered up papers for a bit of added interest,
I've edged the letters and numbers with a hint of glitter and it's on the glasses too but for some reason that's not showing clearly here!

items used
Fizzy Moon ~ Let's celebrate
Tim Holtz ~ Alterations Carnivale letters and numbers die
Papers ~ Basic Grey ~ Curio and Oxford pads
Twine ~ stash
Star gems ~ Stash
Bottle ~ G21, BG93, BG96
Cork ~ E35, E31
Label ~ YR21, Y28, 
Glasses ~ Y26, YR21
Foil ~ W0, W1
Bear Nose and Hearts ~ E09, E19,
Face and button  ~ E41, E42, 
Fur ~ E50, E51, E53
Background ~ W0, W1, W3, W5
Machine sewing finished off the edges too,
Basic Grey ~ clean and simple

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Simon Says Stamp Second GDT creation

Hi guys,
so happy to be here with my second creation as GDT for this month at Simon Says Stamp,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog 

wow what a gorgeous challenge we have got for you too,
this time it's a Summer Theme with optional Hero Arts, 
(use Hero Arts only if you have them if not it doesn't matter)  you can join in the fun anyway,
we have a gorgeous photo inspiration board for you too which Joy has provided us with
take any elements from it you like as long as it fits in with the Summer theme,

As you can see I took my inspiration from the colours and flowers
My gorgeous Magnolia image is coloured with my distress re-inkers again and this time I've coloured in the background of the stamp with them too, the butterfly border is by Hero Arts
for a hint of glitter I used Star dust Stickles on her wings and flower head,

As you can see I've used hints of Picket fence crackle paint again too, and distressed my paper edges,

The gorgeous white flower at the bottom is by Prima from a set, they are beautiful!

Heidy is again giving this fabby gorgeous prize to the winner

Items from Simon Says Stamp
Hero Arts Border ~ Calico 
Prima flowers ~ Petunia overture white
papers ~ Bo Bunny ~ Country Garden Collection
Memory Box ~ Lorelai leaf
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Tilda lace die
Martha Stewart ~ Medium Monarch butterfly punch
Distress Crackle paint ~ Picket fence
Star Dust Stickles

Other Woc~ Red flowers

Deep Ocean ~ Sewing
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Anything goes
Bunny Zoes ~ Girls girls girls

Hope we get the summer weather soon!
I'm full of flu, all sneezing, freezing, and still a loss of taste so I'm not too happy lol,
so will catch up with you as soon as possible,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 10 June 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi guys, I'm sitting here fighting a bug! my taste is off and I feel like I'm getting a cold, nothing to do with the winter weather outside I suppose! lol
My DT card is for Addicted to Stamps
and this time the challenge is

Use one or more pins

I made this card for Kay and her hubby who's wedding anniversary was last week, I used this gorgeous Sarah Kay image available from The Stamp Basket and coloured it using my copics,
as you know Kay  loves her purples so I based it on that colour scheme,
the gorgeous ribbon is available from Sarah at  The Pretty Little Ribbon shop and is a dream to tie, I've also used some diamanté pins from there too,
I've machine stitched my edges and added hints of white acrylic paint too,

Items used:
Sarah Kay stamp ~ First Kiss
Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart tag and love sentiment stamp
Card base ~ Craftwork cards
papers ~ Magnolia
Flowers ~ Local Market
 Mail Stamp ~ in a candy from Elaine, thank you hun I love it all,
copics ~ skin E000, E00, E11
Hat/Top ~ V12, V15, V17, V9
Trousers ~ E50, E51, E53
Hair ~ E31, E35
White acrylic paint

Deep Ocean ~ Stitching
Hanna and friends ~ Sketch

Well guys off for a drink to warm me up!!!
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 9 June 2012

Tilly with present

Hi guys, wait till you see this gorgeous stamp called Tilly with gift, I have of course a westie named Tilly so how could I resist it! lol
check out the other adorable Tilly stamps too
My card is  the latest DT one for
The Stamp Basket and so of course Tilly as well as many other gorgeous stamps are available from there too

Best show you my card lol,

I've kept it CAS, well for me! because I think the image is so darn cute it doesn't need much else,
I've coloured it with my copics and used some gorgeous lush white sheer 25mm sheer ribbon that Janet sells too, this is so beautiful to work with, I love it!!

I also love the new Memory box die at the top which is called Honey blossom sprig, I've kept it white to keep in with my colours but it would gorgeous in other colours too,

the papers are some of my faves and are of course by Magnolia so love there stuff too, he he, 
you didn't know I love magnolia stuff did you lol!

Items from The Stamp Basket
Memory Box die ~ Honeyblossom Sprig
Magnolia papers ~ pink cloudy hearts/ vintage pink/ Eau De Cologne
Sentiment ~ Tilly with flowers stamp set
Memento Dye ~ Tuxedo black
Craftworks card base ~ scalloped edge
spellbinders Nestie ~  Lacy square

Copics used

Tilly ~  C0, C1, C3
present ~ RV000, R81, R83
Background ~ W0, W1, W3, W5

Crafty Anns challenge ~ it's a girl thing
Hanna and friends ~ Sketch
Stampavie and more ~ For a girl
Deep Ocean ~ Stitching

I've still not got my glasses back, think they've lost them lol,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 6 June 2012

GDT for Simon Says Stamp

Hi guys, how excited am I, first I won some gorgeous goodies from Simon Says Stamp then I was asked if I would like to be a GDT for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, of course it took me all of two seconds to say, yes please lol
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

the challenge this week is 
Diamond Jubilee theme , crowns and gems

The awesome prize is again a

Here's my creation,

Princess party Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and is layered onto a spellbinders oval and scalloped oval nestability , I've used Tim Holtz crackle paint on the edges and embellishments too,

Items available  from Simon Says Stamp

Magnolia ~ Princess party Tilda
Magnolia paper ~ prince crown/ Fairytale collection
Doo Hickey ~ Heart  flower lace border die
Doo Hickey ~Vintage tag 
Tim Holtz crackle paint / Picket fence


Magnolia down under ~ two of something, two pins
The ribbon girl blog ~ use ribbon or lace
Paper take weekly ~ Anything goes
Die~ ing for a challenge ~ anything goes with a die cut
Midweek magnolias ~ anything goes
Tomic ~ Anything goes

Hope you'll  join us in the fun!,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 5 June 2012

My candy Winner for the Totally Tilda blog hop

Hi guys, 
congratulations on winning my candy 
write me an e-mail hun with your details and I'll send your prize to you,
hugs Liz xx

Monday 4 June 2012

First DT card for The Pretty Little ribbon Shop

Hi guys, so excited to be here with my card to show you, as a Design Team member for the pretty little ribbon shop blog
Sarah has some gorgeous goodies in her shop do check them out!!
Today it's Sasha's choice and she chosen 
Lots of Layers

I've used a craftworks card shaped base then layered up from there, the papers I've used are by Magnolia and are gorgeous,
In my DT kit was this gorgeous red mesh ribbon, It's  so gorgeous and lush so I went from there for my card,

the image is again by Magnolia, and is coloured with distress re-inkers, this I've layered onto a  Nestie oval then a scalloped one too, to fisish off I've used these fabby dew drops on the edges and in the centre of the flower too and kept in the theme with the diamanté pins,

Items used from
The Pretty Little Ribbon shop

Red mesh ribbon
Small Diamante Pins
Vanilla dew drops
Catslife press stamp

Dying for a challenge ~ Anything goes with a die cut
Just Magnolia ~ Add a doily
Zoe bunnys ~ anything goes
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
Magnolia down under ~ use two of anything,/ bows

hope the weathers lovely where you are, it's pouring down here,
Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 3 June 2012

Summers here

Well it was, think it's gone again lol,

I'm writing this struggling a bit as my glasses broke last night and I'm having to use some others, they make my eyes ache after a short while so this  may be short! 

Over at Totally Tilda the challenge this time is to
use a cloud or clouds on your creations,
check out my teamies creations they are gorgeous!

Tilda with Magnolia branch is coloured with distress re-inkers and she's layered on to oval spellbinder dies,
the papers are all my Magnolia and I've machine stitched some of the edges,
the border is a Doo Hickey die and I've used a doily too,,y cloud is another Doo Hickey, as you know I love these die cuts!lol,
the beautiful ribbon is from the Pretty Little ribbon shop and is 25mm cream organza, it's gorgeous to use too,

The text is a stampavie stamp and the flowers are WOC,

Bunny Zoes ~ Anything goes
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ Add a doily
Tomic ~ sketch and summer holidays

well girls,
hope you join us in the fun! but hope the real clouds stay away,
Happy Crafting,
off now as my eyes are smarting!
hugs Liz xx

Saturday 2 June 2012

Gardening Fun!

Hi guys, I'm back today with a project for 
I've made a seed packet holder but it was difficult to photograph lol,

I thought this would make a lovely gift for anybody who loves their  gardening, which I must admit ain't me lol,
any way the fabby image is coloured with my copics,

The inside has a pocket for the seed packets to go in,

A closer view of the fabby Prima flowers I used for the front top opening,

Items from the Stamp Basket
 Stampavie ~ Gardening fun stamp
Prima ~  Fairy Belle paper pad
Prima ~ Fairy Belle essential petals
Memory Box ~ Willow Dragonfly die
Memento ~  Tuxedo black ink pad
With love text ~ Tina Wenke stamps

Janet has some gorgeous new Memory Box dies in, so love these dies! check them out here and here

Simon Says Stamp ~ anything goes optional  use twine

Happy Crafting!
Back tomorrow!!

Totally Tilda Blog Hop

Hi guys, over at Totally Tilda we've been live now for nearly two years so we're having a blog hop to thank all our followers for your continued support!
The challenge is to make a baby themed card or project using any Magnolia baby image even Edwin is allowed for this blog hop challenge!

Now as you may know I'm on hols at the moment, don't worry I will be back before the end of the hop to make sure your counted! lol
so I made my pram project a while ago,
I thought I'd have a change and do a pram with a more antique look to it and put the hood inside the pram base this time,
Baby Tilda is coloured with my copics,
Hopefully this view shows the hood a little more,
the Pram is made up of Spellbinders dies, Tim Holtz shabby chic papers, pearls  a few flowers and a couple of butterflies to finish it off ,

The Blog Hop!
Make a baby themed card or project, remember any Magnolia baby will do, enter it on the  Totally Tilda  challenge blog, were we are being sponsored by three fabby sponsors for the blog hop

Bunny Zoe Crafts

Crafty Emma's store
£10 gift certificate

Sir Stampalot
2 surprise Magnolia stamps

and some hidden prices along the way too,

When you have submitted your card or project  we'd like you to hop round the design teams blogs leaving each a comment along the way, The order of the hop is the order of the Design Teams 's projects on the Totally Tilda blog,

If you've arrived from 
Your on the right track, if not go back to Totally Tilda challenge blog and find
who's blog to go too from the Design teams projects on the TT blog.

Make sure you leave a comment on every blog because there are some surprise candies along the way too, details of those later!!

From me you go to
Remember if you do get lost just go back to the  Totally Tilda Challenge blog,

The blog Hop runs for the next two weeks alongside the current challenge,
When you've visited all the design teams blogs go back to Totally Tilda to let them know you've completed both the challenge and the Hop!
good luck,

As I've said I'm away on hols at the start of the blog hop but will be back way before the end so your comments will be counted!

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx