My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 30 June 2013

Tomboy Tilda!

Hi guys, I'm back today with my DT post for Totally Tilda, I got asked by the lovely Susie to be on her DT again, and of course I said yes whoop whoop!!!!! thank you so much hun!
Do check out the talented girls at Totally Tilda as we have a few faces from the past DT and some lovely new ones as well, all so mega talented I feel so lucky to be among them,

So  the theme this time is Tomboy Tilda ( no pink)
so please use a Tilda that is wearing or doing something boyish,
remember it has to be a Tilda !

Here's my card using Tilda with Anchor
I've coloured her with my copics for a change, so love this colour combo!
the papers are Pion so love these as well, he he 
I've distressed all my edges with my scissors again as I defo love this style and at the bottom I added a La La Lands die and a Marianne clock die too,
Closer view of Tilda, copic colours listed below,

Pion papers
La La Lands edge die
La La lands hearts banner
Bakers twine
Flowers - Kort and Gort and from the  LOTV shop
Sewing pins
Doo Hickey cloud die
Cheesecloth/doily/charm - stash
Marianne clock die
distress re-inkers and pads
Magnolia stamp -
Lily of the valley sentiment
Memento ink - london fog

skin - E000- E00 - E21 - E11 - R20 - R11
Hair - W0 - W1 - W3 - W5
Trousers/ shoes - C0 - C1 - C3 - C5 - C7
Top - W0 - W1 - W3
Rope - E70 - E71 - E74
Ground - W0 - W1 - W3 - W5

Marvelous Magnolia - shabby chic
stamp and create with magnolia - summer fun
Magnolia down under - flower power
Tilda's Town - Happy Birthday
The ribbon girl magnolia challenge - use two backing papers

We are being sponsored by the fabby Nikki at Bunny Zoes
with a
Thanks so much hun xx

I went to the docs and I've got a flippin chest infection so I'm on antibiotics, still hopefully they will make me feel better, he he
looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!
catch ya later!
hugs Liz xx

Thursday 27 June 2013

Secret Garden

Hi guys, I've just got this gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp from My Crafty Heart and couldn't resist making a card with her, I've made this for MCH DT, I thinks she's sowing  seeds for a majical Garden,

I've coloured her with my  copics to make her nice and bright to match the papers,

skin E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair E21, E25, E29
Green Yg03, YG13, YG23
Orange YR04, YR07, YR16, YR68
Shoes R17, R27, R37
Creams E30, E31
wings YR000, YR00, YR20

there is a hint of frantage on there too lol,
links below

Saturated Canary - Summer fruits
my mums craft shop - Dies, dies, dies
Crafts and me - anything goes
Stampavie and more - ribbon or lace
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Copic marker Europe - shaped card
Bunny Zoes- wings

It's pouring down with rain here today, lets hope summer comes back soon
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 23 June 2013


Hi guys, sorry I've not been round to you yet, I've felt really tired these last few days and had Tegan too, but thanks so much for your visits and I will be round to you soon,
 we're back today at Addicted to stamps with a fabby challenge for you
Gorgeous Lace,
I love using lace and beautiful embellies so this was  right up my street,

I just couldn't resist using this gorgeous Aliah digi stamp again by Hanna Lynn from crafts and me, I so love her expression and that hair is to die for, she again coloured with my distress re-inkers, I've discovered my old love of distressing my edges again ( why I gave this up I don't know) lol and so have also distressed the edge of the image, love the shabby chic/vintage look this gives,
The pretty lace was from a gift voucher I was sent by the TT girls when I was recovering from my op, it was so lovely to go shopping on line and really gave me something to enjoy, thanks again girls so much,

The fabby papers are from the Prima  Divine paper pad from the lovely Teresa at My Crafty Heart, again I've distressed these with my scissors, the doily die is by Noor and wow I love it, this I cut using Kraft card stock but they look fab cut in white with distress inks added, one of which is coming on my blog soon lol,

I painted the beautiful butterfly with picket fence crackle paint and added a hint of glitter over the top too, the Prima pearl trim for it's tail is again available from MCH,

One of the papers had this gorgeous little butterfly on, which I cut to be on the edge and used another smaller bit of the same trim to finish this one off too,
I've also used another Noor product which is the for you bingo stamp, which I have again stamped onto kraft card stock, cut out then roughed the edges slightly,

 Will check for challenges later,
Bunny Zoes - wings
Live and Love crafts ~ Birthstones / March
The hobby house - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes

If any of you guys have any ideas for my photos all help appreciated, I've used a light box and two lamps but my cards always seem dull and boring, when in RL they don't seem to look the same, lol
Edited to add
if you have sent me any e-mails and I haven't replied I think my e-mail thingy is playing up again,
it does sometimes then usually corrects itself, so if you want to send me another please try again or leave me a note on my comments to say you want to goet in touch,
thanks xx

Catch you soon,
hugs Liz xx

Friday 21 June 2013

My sister's anniversary card

Hi guys, I made this card before my hols for my sis and her hubby, I've used the gorgeous Noor old letter rose stamp again as I love it lol,
this time I've coloured it with my copics and used them for the edges too, my sis isn't into as frilly or fussy as me so I had to sit on my hands with the embellies, lol
still she loved it so that was what matters,

for a little added detail I put diamond glaze on a few of the petals,

Old letter  rose two - Noor clear stamp

red twine - the pretty little ribbon shop
Charms @ MCH
white and aged ivory frantage
spellbinders labels die
metal butterfly- with added frantage
crinkle edge ribbon - the pretty little ribbon shop

reds - R17- R37- R46- R59
Greens - G05- G17- G28
browns - E25 - E27- E29
background - E30- E31- E33
shadow - W0- W1

I will check for any challenges later,
back on Sunday with my ATSC card,
catch up soon,
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Welcome Summer

Hi guys, the challenge we have for you this time at Deep Ocean  is "Summer Time" well as I'm writing this it's raining and cold so lets hope it comes back quick!!!!
My made my card for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding anniversary last month and used a LOTV love grows stamp for the image,

Kay's not into overly fussy so this was as far as I dared go lol,
the image is coloured with my distress re-inkers and layered onto a spellbinders circle and scalloped circle die, I sanded the edges of the scalloped card stock to soften the pink as it was rather bright,

we are being sponsored by the awesome
 The Ribbon Girls
thanks so much Mary

MME - lost and found paper pad @ MCH
LOTV - love grows stamp
Distress re-inkers
Beaded stem and paper rose, rose trim ribbon @ TRG
spellbinders - labels tag
Metal corner - live and love crafts
doily - stash
wooden heart - live and love crafts
computer generated sentiment
scissors for distressed edges

The ribbon girl - colour challenge
The hobby house - anything goes

catch up soon,
happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 16 June 2013

Inspired by a song for Totally Tilda

Hi guys, well we're back from our hols with loads of washing to do and it's pouring down with rain!!!
 So I will get round to you as soon as I can,
Over at Totally Tilda we have a fabby challenge for you this time and it's
inspired by a song
 (but not happy birthday)
well it was our 33rd wedding anniversary last month and so my card is based on two hearts by Phil Collins,

I couldn't put loads of fancy frills on this one could I seeing as it was for my hubby but used my  Spellbinders D-lites die vines of passion die, which I cut four of and the top intricate layers I embossed with aged ivory frantage powder, the background design was also done with a spellbinders elegant labels 4 die,

Tilda and Edwin were coloured with my distress inks and fussy cut out then layered on with pin flair glue,

The bottom of the easel card is decorated like the top with some gorgeous ribbon from
 the pretty little ribbon shop which is now sadly closing down and who  is kindly sponsoring this challenge for us, go check out the mega bargains to be had in the closing down sale
the key die is a quickcutz one I've had for years which again I lightly frantaged,
the butterflies  are by Cheery Lynn and the pearls are by Melissa Frances, Collection and are available from
 my crafty heart
paper is by Prima Life Time @ MCH ( so love this pad)

Bunny Zoes - wings
Tildas town - use your stash
Aphabet challenge- I for image (image as the focal point)
Magnolia down under- anything goes

Looking forward to seeing your song themed creations,
bye for now,
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Totally Tilda DT call

Hi guys, I'm on my hols so I hope this has scheduled on time lol,
over at  Totally Tilda they are having a DT call and so I am putting this on to hopefully still be part of their design team, the challenge is

  Your interpretation of summer time,

I love this Sweet Pea tilda and just couldn't resist using her, well who can resist sweet peas swaying gently in the breeze and the smell of them is to die for lol, 
anyway enough of my rambling, Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and markers, I've used a Go Kreate die for the base card shape,

closer view of sweet pea Tilda, and Butterflies, the antenna I made using sewing pins which I cut down and slightly bent then fastened behind the body,

Go Kreate die
Magnolia papers
 Magnolia - Sweet Pea Tilda
Distress re-inkers
Distress markers
Spell binders die - floral ovals and ovals die
Doo Hickey- loud die
Doo Hickey - Bloomy tag
Doo Hickey _ fence die
acrylic paint
Melissa Frances Attic treasures ivory pearls @MCH
Sewing pins
Natural button twine
Doily/ flowers - stash
Stampavie sentiment

Well guys, I hope you like it, I'm back off my hols on Saturday so I'll catch up with you all as soon as I can,
Hugs liz xx

Sunday 9 June 2013

Second post today, Enjoy the little things

I'm back with my second post of today for Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia only challenge,
this time the challenge is
 lace and pearls,
and we are kindly being sponsored by the fabby,The Ribbon Girl,
I've coloured Tilda with Tulip pot  in copics and I've used frantage on the edges too, the background I did using copics then used a piece of towelling with a little blender ink on to put a pattern on,

closer view ,

Magnolia - Tilda with Tulip Pot
Melissa Frances Attic Treasures ivory pearls @ MCH
Aged Ivory frantage
Prima lifetime paper pad @ MCH
Pale pink lily flowers @ the ribbon girl
Butterfly - cheery lynn die,
Dried flowers - Anna Marie designs
doily / stash

skin -E000, E00, E11, R20, R11
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E13
Top - E51, E53, E55,
Dungarees/ shoes - W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Pot - E35, E33, E31, E50
Leaves - YG63, G94, G21, YG03
Pink - R81, R83, R85


Hugs Liz xx

Addicted to stamps DT card

Hi guys, the challenge we have for you today is Pennant, use a pennant on your cards/ projects,

I've used a fab la la Lands digi  called Dress up Marci,(love her in her dress up shoes) lol,
and coloured her with my distress re-inkers, for a change I fussy cut her out and layered her onto a circle of Pion paper cut out with a spellbinders die, I've distressed all my paper edges with scissors including the la La Lands heart banner too,

After I cut her out I shaped her slightly and layered her on with pin flair glue,

La Lands Marci digi
La La Lands heart banner
Distress re-inkers
Mellisa Frances attic Treasures Ivory pearls 
Pion Papers
Enchanted Lace 
Prima lifetime pad 
Prima Serenade blue flowers
Tim Holtz chit chat stickers
Memory Box vintage birdcage die 
wooden spool / stash
doily / stash

Live and love crafts - Birthstones / December/Topaz

Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 6 June 2013

MCH DT card

Hi guys I'm off tomorrow on my hols and we have Tegan today so this is on scheduled post, so hope it turns up lol,
This card is for My Crafty Hearty DT
I made this card while I was still having my treatment where a card took a lot longer for me to make he he,
the gorgeous image is Gardener Gayle, isn't she adorable, I love her cute basket!
She's coloured with my copics for a change and the background is done with distress inks and a texture stamp I have in my stash,

The fabby papers are by Bo Bunny from the Prairie chic collection, and I've used the Memory Box flower basket die too,

Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle,
Picket fence crackle paint
Natural twine
Crafty individuals - crackle stamp
spellbinders opulant ovals die @ MCH
spun sugar distress ink
metal corner - live and love crafts
stampavie sentiment

The ribbon girl - here comes summer
Saturated Canary - hair that is different

All  other My Crafty Heart products are in the links below,
well best be off and think what I need to pack, let me see the hols is in Britain that would be warm stuff then and wet rain gear lol, flippin heck I do hope not!!!!!!!

Back with another scheduled post next week!

Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 4 June 2013

For a girl, Deep ocean DT card

Hi guys, I'm back today with my card for Deep Ocean using a gorgeous Lily of the Valley stamp New Hat,
I made this for my next door neighbour and I coloured it using my distress re-inkers,

I used Go Kreate dies for the base and added hints of shabby pink frantage too,

Closer view of New Hat,
The cameo on the right I made using air dry clay and a mould,

we are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's,
thank you

Prima sunrise/sunset paper pad @ MCH
Prima Pink serenade flowers @ MCH
Enchanted lace @ MCH
Distress re-inkers
Olorosso seam binding - the pretty little ribbon shop
twine - the pretty little ribbon shop
Lily of the valley stamp - New Hat
Shabby pink frantage
Doo Hickey tag die
cheesecloth /stash
Cheery Lynn Die
Perfect pearls mist- heirloom gold
Flat back embellishments - The ribbon girl
Ice stickles
charms / stash

The ribbon girl - add a die cut
ABC- Open anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes with flowers
The sketchy challenges - fab sketch

I'm off on my hols on Friday, my sons still at home so guess who will be cleaning up the next week lol,
I will be back on Sunday though with a scheduled post,

Sunday 2 June 2013

I'm back with my first DT card

Hi guys, well it feels good to be back to blogging again, my treatment is finished and I feel good! yeah!!
the challenge over at Totally Tilda this time is going postal, 
I just couldn't resist using my fab new Noor Old Letter Rose 2 stamp again, I love this stamp,

I've again coloured it with distress re-inkers and coloured Tilda sending love letter with them too, this I have fussy cut round, shaped slightly and layered on with pin flair glue,
To give a vintage/ shabby chic  feel I distressed the edges of the postcard stamp and again layered a couple up, this time I tied them with twine from the pretty little ribbon shop and finished it off with a Tim Holtz pen nib,
The leaves behind the charm are done with a Marianne die, and the doily is a Cheery Lynn one,
Closer view, can you make out the shadow I added, it really helps make it pop!
To take the shine off the pen nib I coloured both this and the charm with my distress inks to give a more mat finish,

Closer view of Tilda sending love letter,
we are again being sposored by the fabby Bunny Zoe's

thanks hun,

It's a Magnolia challenge - anything goes
crafts and me - shabby chic
7 kids collage fund - embellishments
Tildas town - Let's celebrate
Fussy and fancy - Bling it on
Magnolia down under - Bling it baby

Well guys, hope to catch up with you soon,
I'm going on my jollies on Friday for a week but I will see you before then and after I'm back, more on that later lol,
I'm back on Tuesday with another DT card too he he,
Hugs Liz xx