My Lovely Friends,

Friday 31 August 2012

Hi guys

No card today but just thought I'd let you know I'm still around lol,
I've some exciting news to tell you soon, just not yet!!!!! lol
also I'm going on hols soon so I'm busy getting DT work done all this around Tegan who can get from A to B as soon as you turn round and needs 14 pairs of eyes on her at all times he he,

hope your all ok, back on Sunday with a card if not before lol,
hugs Liz xx 

Friday 24 August 2012

A tag for the Birthday girl

Hi guys,

It's been one of those weeks, we're I can't get for going!!!!! you know the one where you start off with all good intentions and end up doing none of them lol,

It was supposed to be a week off from looking after Tegan this week, then Kay had to work the first two days, so right free time from Wednesday! wrong, they came to visit with a few things needed to do then asked if we could help sort out some stuff at their end on Thursday too lol, so here we are Friday, and I finally can craft!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

It's Tegans 1st Birthday on Monday and I've made her a tag to go with her pressies, lol

I've deliberately kept the colours soft again on the copics as her hair is a very light brown/ dark blond so this is very close!!! lol
I've used a Doo Hickey tag die for the shape and enlarged it using my printer, then for added detail used a gorgeous Cheery Lynn Sophia's Heart doily and some pink lacey ribbon too,

 Magnolia Tilda
Skin ~ E000, E00, E2, E11, R11
Hair ~ E41, 42, 43, 44
Pinks ~ R81, 83, 85
Background ~ W0, W1, W3
Flowers ~ WOC and other
Teddy Charm/ metal butterfly,lace, twine, stash
Doo Hickey swirly heart die
Kaiser craft ~ mini alpha stickers
Tim  Holtz, Idea-ology ~  kraft glassine
vintage photo ~ distress ink

And here she is  Chocolate chops lol!

Midweek Magnolias ~ brown//pink/white
Cheery Lynn ~ use a doily
Just Magnolia ~ show me your heart
Tilda's Town ~ Anything goes

catch up with you soon,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 20 August 2012

Hey cutie

Hi guys, I've been in a copics colouring mood again and love Saturated Canary images to use them with so I bought this new one called Hayley and Harley, isn't it so cute, love it!
I love the hair and the gorgeous eyes on these images too,

I saw this gorgeous sketch on the sketchy challenges and thought I'd use that, love that too lol,
the papers are from the Bo Bunny pad Alora and Basic Grey Oxford pads,
flowers are WOC and other,

I was in the middle of colouring her skirt when I ran out of R81 and had to go out and buy another, thankfully It doesn't show lol, though the piggy's skirt blended better with a new pen!

Saturated Canary ~ photo inspiration
The sketchy challenges ~ Chantal's gorgeous sketch
the ribbon girl ~ colour inspiration photo
simon says stamp ~ animal antics
Bunny Zoes ~ summer

Oh well got Tegan again today so will catch up later,
happy crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 19 August 2012

ATSC Recycle

Hi guys,
hope your weekend is lovely where you are,
for my project today for Addicted to Stamps I've recycled a Zovirax box

My mind always goes blank when I have a recycling challenge to do so I keep all sorts of things to hopefully inspire me and this time this was it lol

My mind works in mysterious ways and when looking at it I thought!oh that would make a lovely seat for a wedding couple lol,
first I covered it with paper and inked all the edges with walnut stain distress inks after distressing the upper edges,

I then covered another layer on the front in Pion paper that had hints of muted colours, over that I added some gorgeous lace, lace flower trim for mock cushions, pearl string, two Marianne heart dies that I joined together in the middle and a Doo Hickey heart swirl die for the back,

I made some arms for the sofa using another Marianne die which I edged with the distress ink too,
to finish the ends off I added flowers to the sides,

a couple of lace flowers edged sideways finish it off too on the sitting part, the gorgeous Magnolia couple from an older collection we're coloured with my distress re-inkers and then cut out, I fixed them using a strip of card behind the figures and stuck on the settee as shown, I  hid these strips with the lace flowers after by bringing the lace flowers forward,
to finish off my sofa/settee I placed it on my latest Marianne die cut, see previous post and added a Sissix lamp post finished off with a few pearls at the back, these we're edged with walnut stain distress ink too,

Hope your not fed up with my numerous pictures again lol
do check out my lovely teamies creations,

Crafts and Me ~ Add some lace
Midweek Magnolias ~ Weddings
Bunny Zoes ~ Summer
Tildas town ~ late summer fun
That craft place ~ vintage

have a lovely Sunday
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 18 August 2012

Swan lake

Hi guys, I've done another something different for me lol
no stamping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I always used to be doing parchment craft years ago, had most of the tools and everything, well the other day I thought I'll do a swan again and of course I  had got rid of my tools hadn't I,
so I improvised!!!!!!
the swan is traced and I used white crayon instead of the white ink, then I just embossed it with a ball tool which should have been larger but made do with a medium one,
coloured the back with the same white pencil for shadow then cut the swan and separate wings out,
these I then embossed again on the edges and on the swan in the middle,

After cutting all the edges of the leaves I used my ball tool to add shape again and layered the wings on using pinflair glue,

sideways views

I have plans to do another shortly a little different so may do a little tutorial if you'd be interested lol,
I made an easel card using a gorgeous new Marianne die that I'd seen and just couldn't resist he he,
and too finish it off used the sprig effect from the same  set of dies and used a Marianne flower die for the flowers in two sizes,
the butterflies are Marianne too,
I must admit I've had a lot of these Marianne dies a long time and not really used them as I find  some of them hard to leave the dies, but I've since found out if I put a layer of greaseproof  baking paper in front of the card and run my dies through the machine a couple of times it helps lol, also embossing the die really works too,

sorry for the overload on pictures again, the gorgeous pearls I used we're from
 The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Marianne Design Divas ~ anything with a summery feel
Bunny Zoes ~ Summer
Simon says stamp ~ Animal antics
A gem of a challenge ~ animals or teddies

will check later for any more and help welcome lol,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 15 August 2012


Hi guys, I've done a card that I'm showing you today that's a little different for me, it's not Magnolia and it's not distress re-inkers! I know I've shocked myself lol,
I was lucky enough to get this gorgeous saturated canary image from Copic Marker Europe and finally have had chance to colour with her,

I've not coloured with my copics for such a long time I'd forgotten how to use them but I've enjoyed it anyway lol
the gorgeous papers are from a  new pad by Bo Bunny Alora collection and as soon as I saw it I wanted to use this image for them,
Not happy with her dress but I had to leave while I was colouring it and it wouldn't blend  as good after,
Flowers are WOC and stash, 
Memory Box ~ Bird cage die
lace, raffia ribbon ~ stash
Quickcutz ~ corner die
Doo Hickey ~ Heart tag
I distressed some of the papers with my distress tool and distress ink others just with the  distress ink,
skin ~ E000 ~ E00 ~ E21 ~ E11 ~E93 ~R30
Hair ~ E21 ~ E25 ~ E29
Eyes ~ B0000 ~ B00 ~ B01
Dress/ Reds ~ R17 ~ R37 ~ R59
Greens ~YG11 ~ YG13 ~ YG23
Pants ~ Y21 ~ YR21 ~ YR23
Sack ~ E40 ~ E41 ~ E43
Floor and copics W0 ~ W1 ~ W3 ~ W5

Whimsy ~ Lots of layers
Stampavie and more ~ Button and bow
The ribbon girl ~ Bingo Flower/ bow? button
Copic Marker Europe ~ A summer card
Mad for Markers ~ Anything goes

have you got over the shock yet? not sure I have lol,
hugs Liz xx

Saturday 11 August 2012

Tilly with presents

Hi guys, I'm back today with my card for The Stamp Basket
I've used another cutie this time called 
Tilly with presents, my Tilly would love to play with those lol,
again I've used my distress re-inkers and a hint of stickles,

the beautiful papers are Letters from Paris by WRS and I've used some gorgeous lush burgundy ribbon too,

Items from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork cards ~ Scalloped edge
WRS ~ Tilly with presents
WRS ~ Letters from Paris
Berisfords ~ Burgundy satin ribbon
 Memory Box ~Honey blossom sprig
Hobby house ~ Ivory pearls
Stickles ~ Star dust

white acrylic paint
Doo Hickey so wrapped tag
lace, flowers stash
Doo Hickey ~ Heart flower lace border die

The sketchy challenges ~ fab sketch by Kylie

check out the latest stamps and dies Janet's got in stock,
Happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Friday 10 August 2012

Tilda's Farm

Hi guys, 
 for today's post I've made a stepper card using some of the latest gorgeous Magnolias again from the Turning Leaves collection and made them  a thatch cottage for their farm house, well that's the idea anyway lol,

For my main card shape I've used a Go Kreate die then used a Marianne design English cottage die cut for their home, to do the roof I cut out the roof part again in watercolour paper and coloured it with with distress inks after embossing it for the edges to stand out, I then trimmed under the eaves and layered it with pinfalir glue so the windows look recessed, it looks more recessed in RL than it does on here lol,
the main house is also coloured with my distress inks but I cut it out onto linen effect card,
I've added a hint of lace behind the windows for a romantic softer look,

The sign  is made using a Marianne Sign Board die too and I cut it out of Kraft card stock the butterfly is a Marianne die too,
Tilda with carrots is coloured with my distress ink re-inkers and a hint of distress markers too and then cut out,
the fence is made out of a Doo Hickey die using Kraft card to fit in with the sign, I attempted to make a gate using a spellbinders die and added brads for the post

again I've added another Marianne butterfly too the fence too,
Goose bump Tilda  is also coloured with my distress re-inkers and markers too and cut out and added the same way with the pinflair,
to look more like a farm the orchard has long grass and the tree has had it's fruit picked lol,

the butterfly on the top right is by Cheery Lynn and on all of them I've added some pearls,
the tag is using another Marianne butterfly die and the tag die ( Envelope die) is also one too,

the tag holder was a lovely gift from a friend, thank you hun,
As you know I love my dies and love to use them as often as I can,

Marianne's design Diva's are holding a DT call at the moment so thought I'd have a go,
Cheery Lynn ~ shaped card

hope your enjoying the lovely weather while it lasts,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 8 August 2012

It feels like Autumn

Hi guys, well it's not been a brill summer that's for sure, still waiting for it to come don't hold out much luck though!
I just love these latest Magnolias from the turning leaves collection and when I saw the inspirational photo on Magnolia-licious highlites I couldn't resist making a card,

Yep! back to my distress re-inkers lol, for the background, Tilda with corn, acorns and tree! phew
I've used a Go Kreate die to make my base card then used a Tim Holtz distressed doily die, some raffia and cheesecloth and a paper doily for detail and texture,
the flowers are froma a local craft shop and the leaves are a Tim Holtz Alterations die called Autumn Gatherings, apt hey?
 I cut my tree out,( flippin hard it was too lol )then layered it with pin Flair glue,
I distressed the fence with some sand paper to get a grunge aged look,
the cute bird meant to look like a Robin yes we get those in Britain in  Autumn /winter here, was from Hobby Craft,
the paper is from Magnolia too and is gorgeous, though I've managed to hide it quite well he he,

Magnolia-licious Highlites ~ Photo inspiration
Live and love crafts ~ fabby  Sketch
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia ~ Flowers
Deep Ocean ~ Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias ~ use two or more dies/punches ~ go kreate die and tim holtz distressed doily die

hope you likey
happy crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 6 August 2012

Beautiful you

Hi guys,
I've made a card using my copics! lol,
I saw this gorgeous inspirational photo over at Magnolia-Licious and just had to have a go

Items used

Tilda with Ballet shoes
Cheery Lynn ~ Sophia's heart doily die
Tim Holtz ~ butterflight die
Inkido ~ Forever collection papers
Quick cutz ~ corner die
ribbon ~ The stamp Basket
flowers WOC and other
pearls stash
distress tool, walnut stain distress ink,
craftwork cards ~ card shape
Skin ~ E000 ~E00 ~E11~E13 ~E21 ~E93 ~ R30
B0000 ~ B000 ~ B00 ~B01
BG0000 ~ G000 ~ G00 ~ BG10 ~  BG11 ~ YG 41
Hair ~ E31 ~ E25 ~ E29
Background ~ W0 ~  W1 ~ W3

Magnolia-Licious ~ Photo inspiration
Mad for Markers ~ Anything goes

back tomorrow lol
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 5 August 2012

Wow I'm in shock

this is my third post today! am I ill, do I need to lie down lol
over at Totally Tilda they have a DT call going, well I thought I'd re-apply too lol
I've used the beautiful photo inspiration from TT for my colours

 and the  gorgeous sketch from
 Magnolia Down Under 

this gorgeous Tilda is from the latest collection turning leaves and is called Autumn Tilda with pencils, wow she's so cute and very easy to colour, talking of which I've coloured her with my distress re-inkers, just loving these at the moment lol
the doily is be Cheery lynn and is called Sophia's heart, the butterfly is by Cheery Lynn too and is from the exotic butterfly small set,
I've coloured these with distress ink as is the doo Hickey heart tag,
flowers WOC,

to finish off the card I've machine stitched all the edges and distressed them with my distress tool too,

Totally Tilda, ~ DT call and photo inspiration
Magnolia Down Under ~ gorgeous sketch

hope your having a lovely day where ever you are, it's rained, thundered and the sun has shone here, typical summers day then lol
happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Card for the pretty little ribbon shop DT

Hi guys, hope your having a lovely weekend,I'm trying to catch up with all sorts and getting nowhere fast! lol
today at The Pretty Little Ribbon shop challenge Sarah has picked 
with bling,

I got some beautiful products in my DT kit, thank you Sarah they are all gorgeous,
I've made another tag card using Tailor Tilda coloured with my distress re-inkers again and used Tim Holtz dies for the dress form and reel/silk shank,
to make the dress I first cut out a shape using the form as a template then put it through my ribbing machine to make the skirt part I added some gorgeous lilac Tulle from my DT kit then folded the beautiful lavendar wrinkle silk as a wide belt effect over the top, hints of glitter and some bling finish it off,

Lavender wrinkle silk ribbon (this is so easy to work with )
Small Diamante pin

Tailor Tilda
Distress re-inkers
Doo Hickey ~ so wrapped tag
Doo Hickey ~ hearts lace die
Tim Holtz ~ Distressed doily die
white acrylic paint
flowers/ feather/ charm stash
Carte Postale stamp ~ live and love crafts
stickles glitter glue

Our creative corner ~ Bling
The ribbon girl ~ bingo / ribbon /flower/ charm
looking forward to seeing what you create,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Addicted to stamps challenge and Totally Tilda mid week

Hi guys, over at Addicted to stamps our challenge for you is
Lace and Pearls and Totally Tilda mid week is summer fun
so I made a flip flop and combined the two lol

I got the template off the internet, cut it out and cut the shape again using Tim Holtz ideo-ology grunge paper for the base, this was more substantial than card for the slits for the ribbon,
I've used Flip flop Tilda and coloured her with Distress re-inkers then cut her out too,
the paper is by Magnolia and I also added pearls to the edge and her flip flops too,

I've put this in my conservatory to hopefully help the sun to come out lol.
the beautiful lace butterfly is from stash,
ribbon and flowers local craft shops

Tilda's Town ~ Vintage
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
The ribbon girls ~ bingo /ribbon, pearls, image

will check later for any more challenges lol
happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx

will be back later with a post for
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge

Saturday 4 August 2012

Birthday wishes

Hi guys, well I'm here again with a post for The Stamp Basket,
you may remember a couple of weeks back I used Hokey Pokey for a Christmas card, well i looked at her again and thought she'd make a lovely Birthday card too,

Again I've coloured her using my distress re-inkers and used pearls and bling too,

I love how easy to colour she is!

Items from The Stamp Basket
Craftwork cards ~ scalloped edge card size 6
Nellie Snellen ~ Hokey Pokey stamp ( in the sale)
Prima ~ Sun kissed papers ( in the sale)
Memory Box ~ Honey Blossom Sprig
Whimsy corner dies ( currently out of stock)
Berisfords ~ Aqua Satin Ribbon

Other Doo Hickey ~ hearts swirl
Butterfly ~ Prima
Flowers ~ metal flowers stash
Go Kreate die
Lge scalloped oval and plain oval nesties
Distress tool

Secret crafter Saturday challenge ~ presents

Jims been off this week as has Simon so it's been a week of fishing talk YUK! lol
so hopefully will find more time to get on my computer this next week as they are both back at work!!
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx