My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 29 July 2012

Summer Fun

Hi guys the latest challenge over at Totally Tilda is 
Summer Fun Tilda,
well I've made three having fun but who's counting lol

I've made a stepper card then made one side to look like the house while Tildas having her fun in the garden,
all my images are coloured with my distress re-inkers then cut out and layered into place using pin flair glue, the Magnolia tree has been done the same way as have the birds too, actually I've just counted and there are seven magnolia  images on this lol, yes there are two birdies! lol

Can you make out the little bit of blue behind Burger Tilda below the tree, well he's peeking out  there but he's  camera shy lol !

I've made the roof using a Tilda Lace Doo hickey and have layered up the tiers with foam strip underneath for depth,
the grass is another magnolia Doo Hickey and to finish off my Doo Hickeys I've used a heart swirl behind Scooter Tilda,
The sentiment is also by Magnolia,

Items used
Tilda with a gift for you
Scooter Tilda
Burger Tilda
Romantic Window
Tree with carved heart
Distress re-inkers
vintage photo distress ink for distressing edges of card and die cuts
Doo Hickey ~ Tilda lace
Doo Heart swirl
Doo Hickey grass
Flowers ~  WOC and other
Pearls/ stash

Just Magnolia ~ In the country
Whimsy ~ Summer fun
Tildas Town ~ Technique ~ distress re-inkers colouring, cutting out of images. creating a scene, using dies to make different things,: ie roofs etc,
Daring Cardmakers ~ The house that Jack Built
Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites ~ not square
Crafts and me ~ Anything goes

Hope you'll join in with us,
happy Crafting, hugs Liz xx

Saturday 28 July 2012

First Kiss

Hi guys, did you catch a peek of this yesterday? silly me pressed publish instead of save and the darn thing posted grr ( hubby came in talking to me and I got distracted)  it had taken me ages to do too! 
Anyway my card today is for The Stamp Basket
and is a gorgeous Stampavie image called a little bit of country,
it's again been coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background, the beautiful Memory Box cupid heart die has been coloured with my distress inks to tone in with the colours,

I've used a basic craftworks card and cut it down to make a tag card shape, the gorgeous papers are letters from Paris love these, thanks Janet!

Items from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork cards ~ straight edge
Stampavie/Sarah Kay ~ A little bit of country
WRS ~ Letters from Paris
Hobby House ~ Ivory Pearls
Memory Box ~ Cupid heart
Memory Box ~ Honey Blossom sprig
Distress inks

Cute card Thursday ~ So Distressing
Anything goes Challenge ~ lets not be square
Bearly mine ~ Shaped cards
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy ~ vintage with distressing and lace
Stamping for the weekend ~ Photo inspiration

Alterations ~ Butterflight and doily
White acrylic paint
Flowers/lacebutterfly/pearl hearts/ doily stash
Tim holtz ~ Film strip

OOps forgot to say Janet's still having a GDT call if your interested detail here

Hope the weather is lovely where you are,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 27 July 2012

New challenge

Hi guys have you seen there is a new challenge starting on the 9th of August called in the pink 

pop on over for full details, 
back tomorrow with my DT card for The Stamp Basket

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Tilda with Mushrooms

Hi guys, well I've finally had chance to ink up one of the latest Tildas from the Turning leaves collection, and wow she's gorgeous,

She's again coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background, the gorgeous paper is from Magnolia too,

I've also used lots of dies on here, mostly Doo Hickeys again by Magnolia lol, still you know I like my Doo Hickeys!

Yes including the bloomy tag lol, the text stamp is from the latest Magnolia collection too,
stamped and distressed with Walnut stain distress ink,
again I've used the gorgeous ribbon from live and love crafts

Magnolia Down Under ~ Fun with aper doilies
Allsorts ~ Distressing
Totally Gorjuss ~ Leaves
Stamptacular Sunday ~ To die for
Stamp with fun ~ Lace Doily
Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes
The crafty bloggers ~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 22 July 2012

DT Call

Hi guys,

A new challenge blog is starting and
Natalie and Amy are looking for some new DT, details here
They have a fabby shop too,
check it out,
hugs Liz xx

Christmas in July

Hi guys, 
Well summer is finally here, let's hope it lasts, and here's me putting a Christmas card on my blog!! lol 
Over at Addicted To Stamps challenge our theme this time is 
Christmas in July
Did you guess? lol

This card is also for my DT  Mid week card at Totally Tilda where the challenge is to use a Magnolia sentiment, remember it must be by Magnolia
This adorable Magnolia stamp is from an older collection but I love her, she is a dream to colour,talking of which she's been coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background too,
For the edges I've used some fabby Snow Tex, think I'm finally getting the hang of this stuff!

All my paper edges are distressed with my distress tool and edged with vintage photo distress ink,
I've used small and larger stars on the background too,
I've made my own blue colour for the cream seam binding using DI's, great fun!

Items used
Magnolia Text  stamp ~ Sweet Christmas Dreams 
Magnolia Stamp ~ Silent night Tilda
Doo Hickey ~ so wrapped lovely tag
Papers ~ Inkido forever collection ( love these)
Spellbinders 2010  snowflake pendant die
Inkido ~ Carte Postale stamp
Tim Holtz Alterations ~ Snow Flurries die
Snow Tex
Cream seam binding
Flowers ~ WOC
Ribbons  Live and love crafts (Love these too)
Craftwork cards blank

Bizzy Becs ~ Flowers
TOMIC ~ want to see red, green and white plus stars
Stampavie and more ~ Christmas in summer
Hooked on crafts ~ Christmas in July

Thanks for looking,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 21 July 2012

Christmas Wishes

Hi guys,
hope your all well, been a feeling a little off myself these last few days but ok now lol,
I'm blaming it on the weather!
My turn again for The Stamp Basket
and this week we're still in the Christmas Fortnight so here's my card

Hokey Pokey ( isn't she adorable) is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background and I've used snow white pearls on her dress and hat,
The image can be coloured with a head band across her hair but thought I'd do it as a hat lol,

The gorgeous Memory Box  flowering Christmas Tree I cut using white card then coloured it with a few different colours to get a different effect, 
I distressed  the paper edges too, I used to do this all the time then stopped but recently I have started doing it again, my fingers aren't too happy but hey! lol

Items from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork Cards ~ On the edge white
Nellie Snellen ~ Hokey Pokey stamp ( In the sale )
Molly Blooms ~ Christmas Linear stamp ( In the sale )
GCD Studios ~ Joyful Peace, Papers
 The Hobby House ~Snow White Pearls
Memory Box ~ Flowering Christmas Tree

Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ So wrapped lovely tag
Nesties ~ Circle and scalloped circle
Doily, Distress tool,twine, bell charm ~ stash

Hopefully it's nice weather today!
I'm sick to death of rain!!!!!!!!!!!!
happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Ps Janet is having a GDT call on, see here for details

Monday 16 July 2012

GDT spot at the stamp Basket

Hi Guys, 
Janet from The Stamp Basket is having a GDT call here
pop on over for details,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 15 July 2012

Just sitting here thinking of you

Hi guys, happy Sunday,
over at Totally Tilda we have a fab challenge for you it's to make a project/card using a Magnolia sentiment and of course Tilda too,

I've used Tilda with daffodil and she's coloured with distress re-inkers, the main card shape is a Craftworks card,

The sentiment is one I've had ages but use it quite a bit as the size and letters are lovely I think,
the so wrapped lovely  tag has some alphabet letters on which I stamped onto some paper I'd coloured with distress ink then roughly cut out,

We are being sponsored by the lovely Zoe with a £10 gift voucher
Thank you hun,

Items used

 Magnolia ~Tilda with daffodil
 Magnolia ~ sentiment
Papers ~ Magnolia and Prima Nature Garden
Doo Hickey ~ so wrapped lovely tag
Doo Hickey ~ Tilda lace border
Doo Hickey ~ Dream Tag
flowers ~ WOC and other
white acrylic paint
Distress  ~ Re-inkers
Tim Holtz Alterations ~ Distressed Doily
Stardust ~ Stickles
Cart-us Die
 Lace flowers, Lace butterfly lace and charm  ~ stash

Lovely hAnglar or sweet Tilda ~ Anything goes
Hanna and Friends ~ Favourite colours
Stampin for the weekend ~ Tags
Totally papercrafts ~ Lots of layers
Frosted designs ~ Stamping
Emerald Fairies ~ Lace
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ Tilda only

looking forward to seeing your creations,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 14 July 2012

Christmas in July lol

Hi guys, just reminding you about our Christmas in July fortnight going on at The Stamp Basket Janet has a sale on at the moment and also has a fantastic candy running

 pop over here for details,

For today's card I've used  this gorgeous Bilmalarna image Mimosa Snowflake,

She's coloured with my distress re-inkers, and she is very easy to colour, the papers are from Papermania and are really  traditional Christmas colours, red gold and green,

Items used from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork cards ~ Elegant square size 6
Bildmalarna stamp ~ Mimosa Snowflake ( in the sale)
Papermania ~ At Christmas time papers
Molly Blooms ~ Text stamp ~ Happy Christmas stacked ( in the sale )
Molly Blooms ~ Festive Postcard ( in the sale )
 The Hobby House ~ Clear Rhinestones
Berisfords Ribbon ~ Satin Red
Vintage ribbon ~ Cream
Stardust Stickles
Whimsy Corner die from a set( these are fab)
Distress re-inkers
distress ink pads

Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ So wrapped lovely
Doo Hickey ~ snowflake
Tim Holtz ~ Alterations  snow flurries
Snow tex
White acrylic paint

Remember Janet has a sale on and  candy if your interested, she would also love to join our blog and tell us your favourite stamps too, 

Look forward to seeing you there,
Happy Crafting hugs Liz xx

The Stamp Basket web shop is now up and running, go check it out xx

Friday 13 July 2012

My awesome Magnolia win

Hi guys,

just popping on here quick to show you my Gorgeous Magnolia win that I got for my win from Midweek Magnolias, Thanks girls!

Thanks too Magnolia I love them!!!
got Tegan this morning as her mum was asked to work as they are busy, she's asleep at the moment, she has  learnt to move so there's never a dull moment lol,
see you tomorrow with my card for The Stamp Basket,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 9 July 2012

The stamp basket candy

Hi guys, 
over at The Stamp Basket  blog,  Janet has some fabby candy, we're doing Christmas in July this next fortnight and Janet has some fantastic products,
 pop on over for details of the candy and

While your there have a look at what my lovely teamies have been making,

Good Luck to all,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 8 July 2012

Addicted to stamps and Totally Tilda cards

Hi guys, can you believe it we had summer yesterday! well till half four then it rained lol, but it was lovely while it lasted,

Today at Addicted to stamps our lovely challenge is
For someone or some thing special,
I've made my nephew a Birthday card,

He has a cat and I found this stamped image and thought purrfect lol
My image is coloured with copics,

Items used
 papers ~ MME Mabel,
Twine ~ candy win from Maria , thank you hun
Sentiment ~ Magnolia
Rusty hinge distress ink
Martha Stewart border punch
Cat ~ YR20 ~ YR21 ~ YR23 ~ Y21
Glasses ~ Y26 ~ Y28
Mouse ~ E70 ~ E71 ~ 74
Present ~ R37 ~ R46 ~ R59
Tag ~ E40 ~ E41 ~ E42
Background ~ W0 ~ W1 ~ W3 ~ W5
 Image ~ Lili of  the valley

Just a reminder you still have a week left for the Totally Tilda challenge
which is a Seaside theme

I've again used the gel technique so love this, lol
this time I've made it into a card and my images are coloured with my distress re-inkers, the gel changes the colours a bit though,
wish I'd put hints of glitter and a few more flowers on too, but too late now lol,

Well hope you'll join in our challenges
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 7 July 2012

Poppies and Tulips

Hi guys, back today with my creations for 
For a change I've just used die cuts
( what no Stamping) !!!!! phew!

Janet has a 10% sale on most Memory Box dies at the moment too,

the flowers are made up of Prim Poppy die and dancing Tulips, Janet has sold out of dancing Tulips but has the Tulip petals die which I've used on top in stock, These dies are fab!

I cut out the dies using two colours of card and layered them up with pinflair glue, when dry I edged them with star dust stickles,
I thought it would be lovely for a thank you card or get well,

second creation

This time I've layered up the prim poppy die, this time I used some paper behind my tag,(could do the same with a card) to show off the dramatic flower heads, I slightly curled back the top edges of the top layer for a little dimension,

I added pearls and the gorgeous white sheer lace ( ties Beautifully) and the May Arts lace, love adding smaller lace to my tags too adds texture and dimension, and finished off with a bit of distressing

Items from the Stamp Basket

Memory Box ~ Prim Poppy die
Memory Box ~ Tulip Petal dies
Hobby House ~ Ivory pearls
Prima Paper (Tag  Background) ~ Fairy Belle Pad
Stickles ~ stardust

well hope you likey and it has given you a couple of ideas,
happy crafting 
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 6 July 2012

Memory Box Sale

Hi guys, Janet has a 10% sale on at 
with most Memory Box dies and Poppy dies included in the offer

I'll be back tomorrow using some Memory Box dies on my projects
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 4 July 2012

With much love

Well I'm on a roll this week posted a few cards already  and it's still only Wednesday lol 
this time I'm showing you a card I made with a digi provided by Copic marker Europe for a Birthday challenge they are doing, 
I was very lucky and got sent the digi's before the date was up, the challenge is still going though so here is my finished card,

The beautiful image is by Slyvia Zet and is of course a gorgeous wee stamp, love her too, I've made it for Tegans Birthday in August, yes early I know, but I so loved the digi I wanted to use it lol,

Of course it's coloured with my copics, mainly sketch and I'll list the colours below,

I've used papers by Magnolia and made this tag and added her name with a small stamp set then cut the letters out, I didn't want them all the same size so just cut out what I liked, the charm says, thank heaven for little girls, and boy do I thank heaven for her I love her to bits!!

Items Used
skin ~ E000,E00, E11, E21, R30
Hair ~ E40, E41, E42, E43
Suit and flowers ~ RV000, RV10, RV21
Bears on suit ~ E50, E51
Bib and plate ~ E50, E51, E53
Candle ~ RV000, RV10
Flame ~ YR21, Y28
Balloon ~ V0000, V000, V12, V15
Cake ~ E40, E41, E42
Background ~ W0, W1, W3

The circle is made up of the smallest sized grand nesties and scalloped grand nesties,
Doo Hickey dies
Stardust stickles
vintage photo ~ To edge the tags
Distress ink ~ dusty concord for edge of border die
Stickles ~ Stardust 

Copic Marker Europe
Bunny Zoes ~ Girls, girls, girls,

will check for more later,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Baby girl

Hi guys, my cousins daughter has just had a little girl, so of course I just had to make a card lol,
sorry there are a few pictures so grab a cuppa!

I've deliberately kept the colours soft for the new born and they loved it so that was good,
again I've used my distress re-inkers for my colouring and added a hint of glitter too,
as you can see there are a few Magnolia products on too lol,

The tag is a Bloomy Doo Hickey tag die and I've added a love script from a Magnolia stamp this is edged with Archival coffee ink, dabbed off once so it wasn't as strong, there is a name for this technique though I can't for the life of me think what it's called,

The banner is made with a  Magnolia Doo Hickey flag die and I've gone over the edges with liquid  Applique, I'm so running out of this stuff if any one knows who sells it please let me know,
her name is on too I think you can just see it,
The heart stamp is again by Magnolia and I wrote the text with a small stamp set I have in the same Archival ink,

To finish off lots of cheesecloth, a feather, distressing, pearls, lace, ribbon, charm, and flowers, phew!
Oh and white crackle paint too lol,

Magnolia Down Under ~ Shabby chic
Just Magnolia ~ Banner
Tildas town ~ Celebration
Bunny Zoes ~ Girls, girls, girls
Midweek Magnolias ~  lovely Lace

Monday 2 July 2012

Tag it

Hi guys, we've got a fabby challenge for you over at 
The Pretty little ribbon shop
This time it's our lovely Peets choice
Tags ~ Make a tag or use a tag on your card/project,

For my card I've used Tilda with Ballet shoes and she's coloured with my distress re-inkers, for the tag I made my own tag envelope using the same paper as the  main one and added hints of stickles around the edges,
the tag itself is made up of a Magnolia Doo Hickey Bloomy tag die and I've distressed the edges with Archival ink coffee,

The gorgeous charm and seam binding came from the pretty little ribbon shop,
closer look of the flower arrangement,

Tilda with her sparkly skirt and hair band lol,

Items from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop
White hat pins
(Vanilla dew drops)
( Janet has these in the sale along with some other lovely items at the moment too)
Ballet shoe charm
Pink 25mm satin ribbon
Oloroso seam binding

Magnolia stamp ~ Tilda with ballet shoes
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Bloomy tag
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Heart swirl die
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Heart flower lace die
Inkido papers ~ Forever collection
Distress re-inkers
Sentiment ~ Lily of the Valley ( I think)
Envelope (made using a scalloped Go Kreate die)
Flowers ~ WOC and other
Stardust stickles
Twirly stems made  out of the flower stems

Hope you'll join us with your tag creations at

Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Punch it out
The ribbon girl ~ girlie card

Before I go you may have seen my Facebook badge on my blog,
haven't a clue what I'm doing but I'd love it if you popped on by, thanks

look forward to seeing your creations,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 1 July 2012

Summer time fun!

Well we would love to have summer time fun, on the beach or even outsider but it's pouring down with rain and freezing cold here, and it's supposed to be July!!!!
yesterday it was a little warmer though we had a horrid thunder storm and showers all day,
will some one please tell Mr Sun we would a visit from him any time soon lol,
Our challenge today over at 
Seaside theme
I wish! he he

I've altered a plain basics photo frame and used the  gel effect design in the centre, love this so squishy lol
I coloured my frame first with white acrylic paint then when that had dried added another layer with a hint of distress ink in antique linen for the sand and  tumbled glass for the sky,
my gel bag is made by using washing gel, you can use other stuff too, if you would be interested in a tutorial just let me know and I'll try to do one later,

my images are coloured with distress re-inkers  and I've sat Tilda on what I found out later is the sun!
so she's tanning her bum beautifully lol,
To finish off I've used shell stamps by Magnolia, real shells, flowers and cheescloth, the banner is a Magnolia sentiment and I've made the banner using my scissors,
hints of stardust stickles finish it off,
check out my awesome teamies creations too, they are fab!

We are sponsored this time by the lovely

 who is giving some fabby Magnolia stamps as the prize,

Deep Ocean ~ Welcome summer
Just Magnolia ~ Banner
Magnolia Haaste ~ Summer vacation
Simply Magnolia ~ Tilda with an animal
Live and love crafts ~ Nautic

Well Kays gone home, so it's house work for me today boo hoo,
looking forward to seeing your creations,
happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx