My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Deep Ocean DT

Hi guys, did you see my title, yes that's right I am now part of the Deep Ocean Design team,!!
our challenge this time is Love and Lace
so plenty of fun to be had with this one lol,
Well it had to be Tilda didn't it! again coloured with my distress re-inkers, I've been colouring a bit with my copics lately which is totally different so need to use my DI'S again to get back to using them lol, the background is also done with them too though its not showing up too well!
the gorgeous lace heart was a gift with some other gorgeous crafty goodies for Christmas from Kay, she knows her mum too well lol,
the heart die cut was a gift from a lovely friend too,
the papers are by Tim Holtz, have loved this pad!
again I've glittered her heart,

we are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe crafts, with a fabby

 thanks hun,

 Lonely Tilda with her heart
pink pearl string @ The Ribbon Girl
 Marianne - Eiffel Tower die cut 
Doo Hickey heart lace die
Memory Box - Tiffany frame die
 Spellbinders oval Heart die
flowers/butterfly/feather/ pearl string/ stash
Picket fence paint, ( edges of the flowers)
Tim Holtz /Idea-ology - Game spinners

Magnolia down under ~ wings

Catch up with you all soon,
Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 27 January 2013

Yum Yum!

Hi guys, were back today with another fab challenge over at Totally Tilda,
this time we have an inspirational photo for you, which I will put on further down my post, because if you see it you will get not further lol,
I made this card for a lovely friend, who was very lovely to all us Tilda girls over Christmas, thanks again hun,
Tilda with dot bow is masked together with the Chocolate stamp then coloured using my distress re-inkers,the papers are by Magnolia too,
I've used a white gel pen for the dots in her hair bow and added glamour dust to the heart,
the heart die is a Doo Hickey, I added small pearl dots to keep in with the dots around the image lol,

now for the inspirational photo!

See what I mean lol, it makes you want to rush out and get some lol!!!!

we are being kindly sponsored by the ribbon girls again, with a 
£10.00 voucher, thanks girls xx

The ribbon girl ~ Ribbon or lace
Bunny Zoes's crafts ~ anything goes
Midweek magnolias ~ anything goes
Crafts and me ~ vintage
Live and love crafts ~ something old/ keys, lace/ DI's/ pearl string

Hope you'll be inpired by our lovely piccie and look forward to seeing what you come up with,
happy crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 24 January 2013


Hi everyone, I'm here today to show you a card I've made using another Saturated Canary stamp Teresa has got in at My Crafty Heart called Cherry Blossom, she's gorgeous and i so love oriental so it's right up my street lol,
Again I've used my copics, but a couple of my colours were running out which I didn't know when I started! grr,
I've used the gorgeous paper pad Serenity by Bo Bunny which has all these fab colours and design in which are perfect for this stamp,
the text stamp is a stamp I've had in my stash years, as is the picture scene on the right hand side, see I told you I liked this type of thing lol,

Saturated Canary ~ Blossom stamp @ MCH
Bo- Bunny /Serenity paper pad @ MCH
Prima Serenade Flowers /Blue @MCH
Memory box die - Party Lanterns @ MCH
Butterflies, skeleton leaf/feather/pearls/ fan- stash
Star dust stickles @ MCH

Edited to add Teresa has a fab sale on atthe moment too, go grab yourself a bargain
click here for details

will check for any challenges later,
thanks for looking, happy crafting guys,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 20 January 2013

Third post today, last but not least lol

Hi guys, well hopefully you will have noticed I've already done two posts today before, scroll down if you would like to see them,
this time I'm here with the lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia challenge and it's
Ribbon and/or lace
we are being sponsored by the ribbon girl,
 thanks so much girls

This is also on The Totally Tilda challenge Midweek post too which is for Tilda wearing trousers,
here's my take on it,

You could say she's in the pink he he,
I think I must have been having a pink moment when I made this lol,
Tilda is aptly called pink ribbon Tilda and is coloured with my distress re-inkers, and I've added hints of glamour dust on the bow and pant suit, The papers are from the Tea Thyme paper pad by Prima available from Teresa at my Crafty heart,
the adorable Guipure lace is from the pretty little ribbon shop and the gorgeous pink silky crush ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl.
Closer view of Tilda,
 Prima ~Tea Thyme paper pad @ MCH
Guipure lace @ TPLRS
Pink silky crush ribbon @ TRG
Pink beaded twirl stem @ TRG
Pink rolled paper roses @ TRG
Viva decor pearl pen /Ice white @ MCH
Trellis rose pale pink @ TRG

Midweek Magnolias ~ Pink/ pearls/ ribbon

 Phew, Well that's it for me today,
see you soon,
happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

The Ribbon Girl GDT

Hi guys, back today with my second post this time with my second and last post as a guest DT for the lovely Mary and Andrea at the ribbon Girls,
the challenge this time is a combining the card and colour challenges and the challenge is
Ivory/ pinks
you may enter any project for this as long as it fits the colour theme,
I've made a card and decorated a candle too
My card is made using a Go Kreate die with Inkido papers, I coloured Magnolia Tilda with my distress
 re-inkers , to finish off the card I've used some gorgeous goodies all from the Ribbon Girl, they were all lovely to use and the hardest part is choosing what to pick from their fabulous list of products,
I will put the list at the end of my post,
Closer view of Magnolia Tilda on my card, you can see I added stickles on her hem and flower centre for a little added sparkle,
This is the first time I've done a candle using an image and tissue paper, but thankfully it turned out ok lol,
the colours always look a little paler when finished and of course they were coloured with my copics as distress ink would have been to wet for the tissue paper,
again I added a little stickles to tie in the images,

Pink crystal heart stems @ TRG
Heart engraved style charm @ MCH
4mm pink pearl bead trim @ TRG
Lily flowers Pale pink and white @ TRG
Rose buds large deep pink/two tone @ TRG
38mm Ivory silky crush ribbon @ TRG
Ivory pearl rose organza @ TRG
Rolled paper roses Ivory @ TRG

Crafts and me ~ new, all embellishments, technique,
7 kids collage fund ~ something new and old from stash ~ new/ all embellishments, old/ candle, papers
My mums craft shop ~ anything goes
Stamping for the weekend ~ something girly 

I just wish to thank Mary and Andrea for having me as a Guest Designer, I've enjoyed working with your beautiful products very much,

I'll be back later today at 2 with my third post of the day lol,
happy crafting, hugs Liz xx

Addicted to stamps DT card

Hi guys, I'm posting the first of three posts today, can you believe three challenges are all on the same day that I have been on the DT for,
our challenge over at Addicted to stamps today is too use material/ Texture
I've used this gorgeous Saturated Canary digi stamp called Princess Rose red,and I've coloured her with my copics,
this is the card I made for my sisters Birthday yesterday,
for the texture I added some raffia ribbon, a doily, flowers and distressed the edges of my papers,
the papers are a mixture of Magnolia and Tim Holtz, the text I wrote on my computer,
happy Birthday stamp is from the pretty little ribbon shop
flowers stash,
charm from My Crafty Heart,
the scroll die is a Doo Hickey
Closer view of  Princess Rose Red, wow isn't she gorgeous,
I coloured this up a bit ago so my hair still needs practise! lol

sorry I've mislaid my copics colours list,
Crafts and me ~ new/ new digi, flowers,
Copic marker europe ~ aything goes

Will be back at 9 0'clock with my second post for today,
Happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Friday 18 January 2013

I just couldn't resist lol

Hi Guys,
Just popping on with another couple of pictures of Tegan walking
See Nanna no hands

Have you noticed Tilly and Bom Bom behind too, they sit like book ends, it's a dogs life isn't it! lol

 well it's snowing outside, so I thought right craft! lol
I just couldn't resist using this little darlings  Zoe stamp  again from Saturated Canary available from
 My Crafty Heart, this time though I've coloured her with my copics, I've tried a two tone technique on her dress what do you think?,he he
The  lemon on her dress is looking slightly stronger on my picture than in RL, the outer stamp detail is made using a couple of Magnolia stamps,
the fabby papers are from MCH and are by Prima, have you seen the gorgeous new Memory Box Blooming vine die Teresa has got in, wow love it! check out this and some of the others some of which will be on my creations soon, I added a few pearls on it which I coloured with my copic grey pen to match in with the colours of the swirl stamped edge,
I've been practising doing her hair, still a way to go but loved doing it lol,
copics listed below,

Little Darlings stamp ~ Zoe @ MCH
Stardust Stickles @ MCH
Melissa Frances Attic Treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Prima Firefly paper pad @ MCH
Memory Box ~ Blooming Vine @ MCH
Prima Lucerne/ Fairy Belle @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH
Hero Arts Pearls @ MCH
Viva Decor pearl pen/ Ice white @ MCH
Other flowers, lace, charm, feather and doily stash
Make it crafty ~ Floral corner ( I added picket fence crackle paint on top then embossed it with heat it up Holographic embossing powder) it shines lovely in RL

Copics Used
 Dress/shoes ~Y00, G000
Skin/ cheeks/ lips E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E93, E04
Hair ~ E29, E25,  E15, E21
Eyes Y26, E33
Ground/ background ~  W5, W3, W1, W0
Grey ~ C3

Will check for challenges later,

Saturated Canary ( The devil wears Prada) lol
Mad for markers ~ green and gold
Copic marker europe ~ anything goes
It's my sisters Birthday tomoz so Happy Birthday sis for Tomoz in case you see this today,
the card I've made for her Birthday will be on my blog on Sunday, three posts on Sunday!! It's like buses three at once or none lol,
catch up with you later,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Walk the walk! My Crafty Heart DT card

Hi guys, just popping by with a card using a gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp that is called Zoe from
My Crafty Heart,
wow she is stunning !! I love her
For a change I've coloured her with my distress re-inkers and had a change of card size too, in the New Year I always seem to change  my style a little, will the old one return? that is the question lol.
anyway here she is
I finished up taking these piccies in natural daylight as I've still not got my lighting right in my light tent grrr!
I've added a little foliage stamp for added interest, and edged the shape with a little distress ink though you can't see it very well lol,

Closer view of Zoe, I've added a little glamour dust for her necklace, shoe trim, and her dress ties! dangly thingies lol,

Little Darings stamp/ Zoe @ MCH
Prima Serenade flowers/ blue @ MCH
  Glitz Papers/ Vintage blue @ MCH ( in sale)
Clock charm @ MCH
Memory Box / Vintage Birdcage @ MCH
other flowers ~ WOC and stash
Glamour dust

The sketchy challenge ~ Sandy's  fab sketch 

catch you guys later!
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 13 January 2013

You are Beautiful

Hi guys, well were back today with our first challenge this year at Totally Tilda
Tilda wearing trousers

Tilda is coloured with my copics and I've given the hearts a little stickles treatment,
the gorgeous papers are all from the same Prima Romance Novel from My Crafty Heart and are gorgeous, I used one of the designs to make holes in and added a button twine top then threaded a punched  heart using one of the papers through it,you can just see it on the right of Tilda,
I dosed my flowers with pearl glimmer mist then sprinkled a little glamour dust over them for added sparkle, 
I layered Tilda blowing hearts from the last Magnolia stamp club collection onto a scalloped oval, again using some of the paper, then onto a larger scalloped oval die using card stock and finished it off with pearls,
 Magnolia Tilda blowing hearts 
copics ~ stash
Prima Romance Novel ~ MCH
Prima serenade flowers in pink ~ MCH
Other flowers woc and stash
 Hero Arts small Pearls ~ MCH
Stickles star dust ~ MCH
Button twine ~ the pretty little ribbon shop
Prima button / En Francais ~ MCH (on sale)
charms/ ribbon/lace and pearl stem ~ stash

we are being sponsored again by the lovely Nicky from Bunny Zoes,

Thanks hun xx

Inky chicks ~ anything goes
By the cute and girly ~ cute and girly
CLP ~ gorgeous sketch

happy crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 10 January 2013

No card but just had to tell!

I bet your thinking oh what's the excitement, well it's proud nanna speaking as Tegan took her first steps last night!!!!
Kay put it on FB and so me and her Grandpops got to see it too,
have a lovely day!
I've got her today so will catch up with you later,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Wow I'm on a roll lol

Hi guys, back today gosh that's a first for me a card every day from Sunday!
It is strange but most of my DT stuff has worked out to be on a Sunday! then the rest of the week it's quiet! lol
Anyway onto my card which I have done for my DT for My Crafty Heart, although I have used a SC digi called  Nevaeh, again coloured with my copics this time on my favourite card as I had enough for this,

The gorgeous papers are from Glitz Hello Friend and prima Firefly which went together perfectly,
I've not distressed my paper edges again but think it's not me so I will probably go back to doing so soon,
the gorgeous flower at the bottom right is from the Prima Cabaletta range in the spring collection, love the pearl centres in these,
The sentiment is again by WOJ from the magical wishes collection, so love these stamps
the  Vintage birdcage is a Memory Box die and I've added a mesh butterfly on top,
the gorgeous  Enchanted lace is again from MCH,
the jute mesh ribbon was from the ribbon girl,
closer view of Nevaeh,
her underskirt has Star Dust stickles on it,
other flowers stash,
hope you have a lovely day,
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Happy Birthday Son

Hi guys, It's my sons  31st Birthday today and he loves Fishing!!!!!!!!
now what card do you make for a man who's been into fish since has was five!!!
yep fishing!!!!
but I do run out of ideas, anyway the other day I went on my lovely blogging friend Vicky's blog ( who's cards are awesome) and she had another awesome card on with this fabby SC digi image called Fishy and I just knew I had to have one for his card lol,

I'd run out of my favourite copic card stock so the darn things have bled slightly and wouldn't go back so don't look to closely he he, the shop was shut and his Birthday was in a few days time so it had to be!!

It's been one of those times as when I was doing the sky with some  fairly dry copics which would have been better wetter the phone rang TWICE!!! I mean what!!! you do  know they set fast and you need at least a little ink in the pen to re ink them lol, so hence the reason why his sky is a little weird,well that's my excuse and I'm sticking too it lol,
so so so! want my favourite card stock again, where I can blend and add colour with out it bleeding and not going back!

I used to go fishing when I was pregnant with him so I've only myself to blame for him having the bug, well that and his dad loves it too, I didn't look like this gorgeous image though he he, though I did once go fishing on a local pond with hubby, again pregnant and there was a group of teenage lads there when we arrived, I got fishing and caught and caught and caught, the lads packed up after saying 
hell she's only just got here, caught loads,  she's pregnant and we have caught "nowt" , that's nothing in our part of the world, lol

Don't fish now though, would much rather craft !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

right after all my rambling back to the card,
I used some gorgeous papers by Glitz  Vintage blue from My Crafty Heart, (currently on sale) wow they are gorgeous! I kept her top and fishing rod handle in those colours too tie in with them,
the sentiment was cut out of Tim Holtz idea-ology  kraft glassine using a spellbinders ribbon banners die then layered onto card stock for added strength as I wanted it too stand up from the card a little,
I added some hemp fabric I got in a sale at a local shop a few weeks back, knew it would come in for something lol,
the charm is from stash as are the letter cubes,
 Divine Bakers twine is  from the pretty little ribbon shop 
well think that's it, got Tegan today so will catch up with you guys later,
have fun! Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 7 January 2013

Flowers and ribbons at The pretty little ribbon shop challenge

Hi guys, back today with my DT card for The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop which this time has been chosen by our lovely Sasha and as my title it's
Flowers and ribbons,

I couldn't resist using this gorgeous Hanna Lynn digi again from Crafts and me, she's so lovely to colour, again I've used my copics to colour her, and added hints of glitter too,
So would love hair like that lol.


Oloroso seam binding @ TPLRS
Charms @ TPLRS
25mm Pink silk crush ribbon @ TPLRS
 Wild Orchid Crafts/ Pink cherry blossoms @ TPLRS
WOC/ pink and white tulips @ TPLRS
WOC/ Salmon pink Carnations @ TPLRS
WOC /Ivory Hip Rosebud @ TPLRS
4.5" Doily @ TPLRS ( on sale)
Button Twine @ TPLRS
White Guipure lace 22mm @ TPLRS

Mesh butterfly @ MCH
MME lost and found papers @ MCH
So wrapped lovely tag ~ Doo Hickey
Stickles ~ star dust @ MCH
Craftworks card blank

Totally Gorjuss ~ ribbon
Stamping for the weekend ~ anything goes
Wild Orchid challenge ~ anything goes

well guys hope you'll join us with your ribbons and flowers,
happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 6 January 2013

Sketch for ATSC

Hi guys, 
I'm here with our first challenge for Addicted to stamps this year  which  is a fabby sketch
Here's my take on it
I've been in a copic colouring mood lately and so this is coloured with them lol,
the gorgeous image is a Saturated Canary digi by Krista, so love these images!!
the papers are a mixture of Tim Holtz, Magnolia and Pion,
The text stamp is by WOJ

 Here is the sketch

closer view of  Whispy,
Yeah!! you can see her sparkle which I have done using  star dust stickles and glamour dust,

Saturated Canary digi ~ Whispy
Silver stems ~ Hobby house
Papers ~ Magnolia/Pion/ Tim Holtz
Text ~ Majical wishes ~ WOJ @ MCH
Flowers ~ Stash and WOC
Doo Hickey swirl die
Buckle ~ card craft inspirations
Saxe blue  satin ribbon 15mm ~@ The Pretty little ribbon shop
Stickles/ star dust @ MCH
Glamour dust ~ stash
Make it colour blending card,

I've still not managed to get any more of my favourite card stock for my copics, so I was so glad I had enough for this,
Saturated Canary ~ song inspiration / Chantilly lace or blue eyes by Elton John
Bunny Zoe's ~ Celebration
Stamping for the weekend ~ anything goes
Milkcoffee challenge ~ new beginings/ new stash/ digi/ buckle with gems
By the cute and girly ~ cute and girly

Happy Crafting,
catch up with you soon,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 3 January 2013

How cute!!!

Hi guys, I'm posting today, because I just thought I'd share a couple of piccies of Tegan taken yesterday!

This was first thing in the morning with a little bed head going on lol, she's laughing with her uncle Simon who is still off this week for the hols,
she loves having her picture taken but wants to press the buttons and see herself lol,

second piccie is at tea time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes she's at that stage where she feeds herself! and the high chair and the floor and the dog , you get my drift !!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
still she does so make us laugh,
Just thought I'd pop these on too show you while she's having a nap as she's starting with a cold and hasn't slept well last night,
probably why she looks pale on the first piccie,
Happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx