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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Nadell's fabby sketch for ATSC

Hi guys, thanks for all your lovely comments about my previous post, you make me so happy! also for the get well wishes for Tegan, I hope she's better this week too lol,
for our challenge this time at Addicted to stamps we have a fab sketch by our lovely Nadell


Here's my take on it, oops just realized I've missed the sentiment!!!
what am I like lol!
this card also fits in with the midweek challenge over at Totally Tilda which is Bingo, I used the bottom line,

the main card shape is made using a Go Kreate die XXL Frame  Frilly #7
love it too, then I coloured this older Magnolia image, Tilda singing carols from the So Jolly Collection, in my distress re-inkers using those fab colours again he he, the papers are by Magnolia and has some music on so I thought this image fit in perfectly,

I've done my cheesecloth surround again too,
the fabby tress are a Magnolia Doo Hickey spruce tree die that I loved last year and thought I'm having one of them this year! lol
these are coloured slightly with distress ink, the same goes for the Doo Hickey lamp post too,
Other items used

Pearls ~ Melissa Frances Attic Treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Deco Art ~ Glamour dust
flowers ~ WOC and other
Charm/  twine/stash
Martha Stewart fence punch

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ Pearls and die cuts/punches
Midweek Magnolias ~ distressed
Tildas Town ~ Fussy and fancy
Deep ocean ~ more than two colours
Bunny Zoe's ~ Distressing

Well guys hope to be able to catch up with you this week!!! but don't hold your breath lol,
thanks for still visiting me to let me know your there, I do appreciate it!
 if only I had more time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
see you soon,
Hugs Liz xx

ps did you catch sight of this yesterday I posted it by mistake grrr!
ppps: do you like my blog with a plain background or this one? please let me know as I never can decide lol
Hugs again Liz xx lol

Friday, 28 September 2012

Hi guys better late then never lol

It's been one of those weeks yet again! Tegan has been full of a cold bless her so instead of sleeping in her cot she's woke up and slept on me instead, lovely but so time consuming lol,
this card is for My Crafty Heart and has been on the go all week! yep it's taken me that long he he,
good job it wasn't a need it now card!!!!!
to top it off I got Lumbago from carrying her around, 
right onto my card lol!
I've painted this adorable Wee stamp image called Mountain Lily from Whimsy in my distress re-inkers in my favourite colour combo at the moment, just love these colours together, the background has been done too ,
the gorgeous papers are from the new Prima Firefly pad and wow they are scrummy!!!
My papers edges are distressed with my tool and then I've edged them with walnut stain from the ink pad, Teresa has these on sale at the moment so if your looking for some pop on over,
recipe
Wee Stamp Mountain Lily ~ Whimsy @ MCH
MB Frosty ville border ( I cut into mine) @ MCH
  Antique pins ~ Jenni Bowlin @ MCH
Melissa Frances ~ Resin vintage ornate corners @ MCH
Melissa Frances ~ Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Prima Lucerne flowers ~ Fairy Belle @ MCH
Prima Miss Godivas ~ Pebble @ MCH
Enchanted cotton lace ( currently out of stock) @ MCH
Prima Firefly paper pad @ MCH
Stickles star dust @ MCH

Challenges
Crafts and me ~  Favourite colours
Whimsy stamps ~ Anything goes
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
will look for more later lol
hope to catch up with you soon,
hugs Liz xx



Monday, 24 September 2012

Fab sale at My Crafty Heart

Hi guys,
Just letting you know that Teresa has a fabby sale on at My Crafty Heart
  Distress ink pads only £2.99 each
 till 30th September
wow a bargin!
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Bingo at Totally Tilda

Hi guys, I'm back off my hols and yes the weather was brill !!!!!!!! it did a couple of showers that lasted two minutes but we were inside both times and when we came out the sun was shining and we had gorgeous blue sky! more than I've seen all summer here, lol
Our challenge today over at Totally Tilda is a bingo grid from our lovely Dawn


LACE

DISTRESSING

GEMS

DRY
EMBOSSING

PUNCHES

RIBBON

FLOWERS

CHARMS

TWINE
as usual you can use any off the items from the grid in a line or as I have a full house, lol

I decided to make a wall hanging for over xmas,
the main shape is made by using a Go Kreate die then using the smaller sizes for the image, I masked Winter Tilda with the welcome to a sweet Christmas stamp  and coloured both with my distress re-inkers, for the snow effect I used snow tex,
the Doo Hickey lovely  fence die has the snow tex treatment too, as has the Doo Hickey spruce  trees I added tiny star shaped gems on the front tree for the gems in the grid,

I used a bloomy tag die and again used a little of the snow tex as well as a magnolia sentiment with a  snowflake charm fixed on with bakers twine,
I distressed my edges with a distress tool and uses walnut stain ink on the edges too,
the lush red ribbon is from the pretty little ribbon shop

our fabby sponsor this time is
Contents may vary

Challenges
Just Magnolia ~ What's new/ spruce tree die and snow flake charm
Mid week Magnolias ~ sketch
Tilda's Town ~ fussy and fancy
Simon Says Stamp ~ Emboss it heat or dry/ mine's dry
Bunny Zoe's ~ Distressing
Live and love crafts ~ Lovely lace or terrific trim
It's a Magnolia challenge ~ add an envelope
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia ~ Anything goes


got loads to catch up with so will visit as soon as I can,
think I've remembered everything if you've any questions just ask! got to get my brain back in gear he he!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for all your lovely comments while I've been away and to all my new followers too,
my candy is still going till the 30th October
(see post at top of my blog)

have a lovely day!
Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Crafty Heart DT card

Hi guys,
Well, all being well I'm on hols enjoying some dry weather lol, so this is another scheduled post,
this is another DT card for My Crafty Heart
for today I've used this gorgeous digi Image from crafts and me called  Aliah, I love her hair and loved colouring it with my copics too,

the beautiful papers are from the  Melissa Frances / 5th Avenue paper pad and are gorgeous, so love the colours in this pad, and also from the  prima Romance Novel which are equally gorgeous and they mix together so well,
As I've said before I love the watch charms Teresa sells in her Vintage charm collection,  I so need some more lol, and couldn't resist using one as a focal point on one of the paper designs in the Romance Novel papers, 

The gorgeous flowers are by Prima and I love the antique pins also from MCH

close up of the image
copics
Skin ~ E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair ~ E21, E25, E29
Lips ~ RV34
Eye Shadow ~ BG0000, BG10
Eyes ~ YR20, YR21, YR23
Flower ~ R81, R83, RV34
Leaf ~ G21, G28, G29
Dress ~ BG 0000, B00, BG10

Recipe 
 Melissa Frances/5th Avenue papers @ MCH
Prima/Romance Novel @ MCH
Vintage Charm @ MCH
Memory Box/ Chloe stem @ MCH
Prima Flowers/ Lucerne Belle @ MCH
Jenni Bowlin/ Antique stick pins @ MCH
Melissa Frances/ Attic Treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Mesh cream Butterflies @ MCH

 Aliah ~ Crafts and me digi 
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology stickers ~ chitchat

will check for any challenges when I get back,
crafts and me ~ roses ~ on my paper
do pop over to my crafty heart and check out all the latest awesome goodies Teresa has in store!
wow!
have fun!
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx




Sunday, 16 September 2012

Autumn glory

Yes got that here now, the trees are losing their leaves and the wind is swirling round, it feels nippy in the house too, but I refuse to put my heating on yet!!! lol
this is a scheduled post as I'm on hols for a week in Centre Parcs at Sherwood Forest and I  bet it's not warm there either lol,

for my card today I've made a scene using Autumn colours for the Addicted to stamps challenge
and it fit's in perfectly with the midweek Totally Tilda challenge too which is Autumn Tilda,

All images are of course by Magnolia and are coloured with my copics,
I've used two different GO Kreate Dies which are the same shape but one is circular and the other is more oblong I used this for my base card folded in half length wise as it was longer and I used it for the centre piece and background for my trees on the left and  right,
the trees are made using a Tim Holtz Aterations Pine Tree die and I distressed them slightly with sand paper for a weathered look,

Scotter Tilda has been coloured then cut out and layered in front of a Magnolia Doo Hickey fence die, this has again been distressed with the sand paper too,

Tilda with daisy and mushrooms has been coloured and cut out the same way too and layered using pinflair glue,

Copics
Houses ~  E40, E41, E42, E43
skin ~  E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair ~ E21, E25, E29
Mushrooms ~ E40, E41, E43, YR04, YR07, YR16
Basket ~ E21, E33, E55, E27
Shoes ~ E71, E74, E77
Dungarees ~ G21, G94, BG96,
Top ~ E50, E51, E53
Flower Petals ~ E50, E51
 Flower Centres ~ YR04, YR16, YR07
Stems ~ Y26, Y28

Bike
Lamp ~ YR000, YG91
Tyres ~ C0, C1, C3, C5
Body ~ G21, G94, BG96
Trim ~ E50, E51, E53
Hat ~ YR04, YR16, YR07
Trousers
E40, E41, E42, E43
Shoes ~ YR04, YR07, YR16, E50, E51, E53
Jacket ~ E50, E51, E53

Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ cloud die
Memory Box ~ Puffy Clouds die
Charm ~ Woodland Charms @ MCH
flowers / seam binding ~ Stash
Bird ~ Hobby Craft
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker / chit chat
Doo Hickey ~ Grass die
Go Kreate / XXL square frame frilly # 10
 Go Kreate / XXL Frame frilly #10

challenges
Deep Ocean ~ Goodbye summer

right guys, that's it for today,
hope you all have a lovely week,
will be scheduling another post for Wednesday
happy crafting
hugs Liz xx
ps don't forget I have candy! see top of my blog lol

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Spring Bringer for MCH DT

I wish she was bringing spring, I'm still waiting for spring and summer lol,
I'm back again today with  my DT card for My Craft Heart
the gorgeous stamp from Whimsy is coloured again with my copics

the gorgeous papers are MME / Lost and Found Blush
I've again used my Memory Box Chloe stem die as I find this a handy die,
closer look of Spring Bringer

Recipe
Whimsy /Spring Bringer/ Wee stamp/ MCH
MME / Lost and found / Blush ~ MCH
Lace / Enchanted ~ MCH
Cream mesh Butterfly ~ MCH
Prima flowers/ Miss Godivas/ Blush ~ MCH
WOJ / cute banners trio ~ MCH
MB / Chloe Stem die ~ MCH
twine/other flowers ~ stash
Doo Hickey/ heart tag
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology / Kraft glassine

challenges
Bunny Zoes ~ Distressing
Dies to die for ~ Anything goes
Whimsy ~ Anything goes
Crafts and me ~ pink

catch up with you later!
hugs liz xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Beauty is timeless

Hi guys, I'm back today with a creation just for fun,
this time next week I'm on hols for a week! yeah!! 
I love birdcages, don't think I've told you that before have I? anyway I do so I thought I'd use a Tim Holt die that I've had for ages and never got round to using!

I first cut it out on some card stock then used some gorgeous  MME papers from the lost and found ~ blush pad, from My Crafty Heart so love these! the butterfly is made using another one of the papers from the same pad and I went all over the cut out butterfly with a gelly roll pen in clear star, in Real Life it shines beautifully,
the gorgeous clock charm, so love these as well are from the vintage charms collection at My Crafty Heart too,
The beautiful seam binding came from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop and I must get some more as I use it quite a lot, 

Recipe
Tim Holtz/ Caged Bird Die
Memory Box / Vivienne butterfly ~ MCH
Prima art tiles/ songbird ~ MCH
Melissa Frances Attic Treasures  cream pearls ~ MCH
Vintage charms ~ MCH
Papers MME / Lost and found /Blush ~ MCH
Oloroso / seam binding ~ The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
Flowers/ pearl string/ stash
gelly roll pen / clear star
Walnut stain distress ink for birdcage edges

challenges
the ribbon girls ~ just add pearls

hope you may get some inspiration!
back on Wednesday
Hugs Liz xx


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Totally Tilda Autumn challenge

Hi guys, wow it's fabulous to be back with a DT creation for the Totally Tilda challenge,
as you know I love my Tildas and the TT girls too lol,
our challenge this time is 
Autumn Tilda
and round here it's starting to feel like autumns here too,

I've used my distress re-inkers this time and used this gorgeous Tilda called Tilda with corn,
the main card shape is made using a Go Kreate die and I've used some gorgeous papers by Magnolia, so love these,
to look like autumn I grunged the Doo Hickey  fence and Chloe stem flower die with a little sand paper, my Old Oak tree from Magnolia is cut out and layered onto my card with pin flair glue so I could have the leaves slightly overlapping the main image,

Closer look of image and tree lol,

Our fabby sponsor this time is the lovely Zoe

with a 

Thank you hun,
items used
Magnolia /Tilda with corn
Magnolia/ Old oak tree
Doo Hickey / fence
 Memory Box/Chloe stem die ~ MCH
Prima art tiles / songbird~ MCH
bird / raffia ribbon ~ Hobby craft
doily / flowers / distress inks/ stash

challenges
Tildas town ~ create an autumn scene
7 Kids collage ~ Anything goes
My mums craft shop ~ anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ stamptember~ put a stamp on it and blog hop
Lovely hAnglar or sweet magnolia ~Flutter

look forward to seeing your lovely creations,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Easter Lily

Hi guys, I'm back today with another card coloured with my copics, this time using a gorgeous dig by Hanna Lynn called Easter Lily fairy from crafts and me, now I changed her a little and made her wings some leaves for the plants but with her wings she'd be so beautiful too, but  that's for next time lol,
the gorgeous papers are by first Edition and are Noir et chic, the image has a buttertfly on it so I added a mesh one and a gorgeous Prima Papillon one too all from my crafty heart,


copics
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11, E21, R11
Hair ~ C1, C3, C5, C7, N5, N8
Eyes ~ B0000, B00, B01, B95
Lips ~ E04
Eye shadow ~ R000, R00, R11
Flowers ~R0000, R11, R30, R32, E93
Leaves ~ G21, G28, G29
Butterfly ~ E50, E51, E53

After colouring her I cut her out and fixed her onto a labels cut oval circle using pin flair glue for added depth,
recipe
Digi ~ Hanna Lynn / Easter Lily fairy/ crafts and me
First Edition /Noir at chic papers ~ MCH
Papillon butterfly / Tea Thyme ~ MCH
Primas/ Miss Godivas / Blush flowers ~ MCH
Prima flowers / Lucerne Belle ~ MCH
Mesh Butterfly ~ MCH
Pink/ 15mm Sheer Elegance ribbon ~ THE PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON SHOP 
Marianne die / Birdcage
Other flowers/ WOC
 Pearl string / stash

CHALLENGES
Crafts and me ~ Add a flower

will look for more later, busy moving stones this afternoon!
oh the joys!!!
hugs Liz xx


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My exciting news!

Hi guys, Now for the exciting news!!!!!
The very lovely Teresa from my crafty heart asked me to be on her DT, of course I said yes!!!!!
it's such an honour to work for such a lovely lady and to be able to show you the gorgeous, wonderful fabby stuff from her shop too,

I'm joining her fantastic group of DT girls along with Lisa ( wishcraft) who's just joined too, 
so I'm a very lucky girl! 
Thanks Teresa for asking me and making me feel so welcome! 
right I'd best get on with my card lol,
got a few piccies to show you so you may want a brew lol,


This gorgeous Wee stamp from Whimsy called Mountain Lily is coloured with my copics, told you I was in a copic mood lol, she is adorable and so easy to colour,
The middle border I made using a paper off the pad and added some ribbon on the top, then used a gorgeous button from prima, love these lol,

I've used liquid applique for her fur trim and bobbles, and the flowers I stamped twice, coloured both, cut out parts of  the second ones and laid them on top with pin flair glue

hopefully you can see off  this picture above lol
close up of the flowers, charm and gorgeous mesh butterfly too,

recipe
whimsy wee stamp ~ mountain Lily ~ MCH
Melissa Frances papers ~ 5th Avenue ~ MCH
Prima Flowers / Lucerene Belle~MCH ( these are out of stock at the moment but Teresa will get them in again soon)
Prima Buttons ~ En Francais ~ MCH
 Chloe stem~  Memory Box die ~ MCH
Woodland charm ~ MCH
 White Mesh  butterfly ~ MCH
15mm saxe blue satin ribbon ~ the pretty little ribbon shop
quickcutz corner die, twine, other flowers ~ stash

challenges
Craft your passion ~ flowers in your images
Stempeltraeume ~ anything goes
Sparkles forum ~ Nature
Whimsy Stamps challenge ~ Lots of layers

I still can't believe my luck!!
pop on over to My Crafty Heart and see what gorgeous products Teresa has in her online shop,
you'll not know where to start lol,

catch up with you soon,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx


Monday, 3 September 2012

A little birdie told me

Hi guys, wow on a roll this week as back again so soon lol,
over at
we have a fab new challenge for you chosen by Teresa
Pearls and lace,
I love using both of these as you probably already know,lol

this gorgeous  digi image called pearls in my hair, from a day for daisies is coloured with my copics, told you I was in a copic colouring mood lol,
I saw this ages ago and bought it as I couldn't resist her, but this is the first time I've coloured her,
the beautiful 5mm pearls on the bird cage and the  pearl hearts are from tplrs as is the beautiful flat lace,

I've forgotten to list my papers but think they are Pion and Inkido!


Catslife press ~ happy Birthday seal rubber stamp

other
Whimsy corner die ~ The stamp basket
copics
vintage photo distress ink
Woc and other ~ Flowers
Stickles ~ star dust
Memory Box ~ Vintage birdcage die
 Doo Hickey ~ heart swirl die
Marianne leaf die
Magnolia ~ swirl stamp

Challenges
Bunny Zoes ~ Summer
Natalie and Amy ~ anything goes
Crafts and me ~ Birthday
Stampin for the weekend ~ Pearls and swirls
The ribbon girl ~ just add pearls
Songbird challenges ~ Pearls
Deep Ocean ~ things with wings




Happy crafting!
back on Wednesday!
see told you I was on a roll lol
hugs Liz xx





Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lots of Bling

Hi guys, wow I'm finally here posting a card!!
I honestly don't know where last week went, it was another of those weeks where I got no where fast lol,
still I have been making a few DT cards that I can't show you yet lol,
right enough waffling Liz, get on with it!
over at Addicted to stamps our challenge is
Lots of bling!
a nice easy one for you,

Skating Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background, I'm having to do a bit of DI colouring but I'm in the mood for my copics at the moment too, but it's finding a little bit of arthritis in my thumb so I'm doing bits of both so it doesn't annoy it as much lol, 
papers are Inkido and other and are distressed on the edges,

I love the colours together! if you want to know which they are just ask!

recipe
  Magnolia ~ Skating Tilda
Magnolia ~ A merry Christmas ticket stamp
T H ~ alterations ~ snow flurries die
Cart-us Die
McGill ~ pine leaf punch
Papers ~ Inkido ( forever collection) and other
Post card ~ LOTV
 Doo Hickey ~ So wrapped heart tag
 Doo Hickey ~ Snowflake
Quickcutz ~ Snowflakes
spellbinders ~ snowflake
flowers ~ WOC and other
Cream seam binding ( died with my DI'S)
bling ~ papermania
picket fence ~ crackle paint
stickles ~ star dust
cheesecloth

challenges

Natalie and Amy ~ Anything goes
No matter which ~ die cuts or punches
7 Kids challenge ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Stampartic ~ tag
Magnolia down under ~ bingo ( blue/ free/ flowers )

Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

ps I have candy if your interested see post at top of my blog