My Lovely Friends,

Monday 30 September 2013

Liz's mini candy

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Hi guys,
I have a mini  candy of the calorie free kind!

so love this delicate Noor snowflake die,
for a chance to win please
Be or become a follower of my blog
put this picture with a link to my blog in your sidebar,

the candy is open till the end of September and I will announce the winner as soon as possible after,
it's open to all but not for candy only blogs and I will check,
please enter Mr Linky below and leave me a comment to be in the draw,

I'm so sorry if you have already seen a similar post this morning,
it wouldn't  let me change the Mr Linky thing that came up and it was the wrong one
if you entered with that one, please  leave me a comment here!
computers don't you just love em!

I love to see you when you visit my blog and hope you enjoyed your stay, the kettle is always on lol, 
 thank you for spreading the word about my candy,
huggles Liz xx

Sunday 29 September 2013

your so charming

Hi guys, I'm just back off my hols so this is on scheduled post,
Our challenge over at Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia this time is to use a charm,
well I've used a few on here lol,

I love this latest tripping flower Tilda and i have coloured her with my distress re-inkers, i've done the background too,
the fab die cut behind the main image is by Noor and I added oriental coins charms on the edges, after embossing the detail and adding a hint of gesso,
I have also used hints of  shabby white frantage too,

we are being sponsored by the fabulous The Ribbon Girl
Thank you Mary,

Items used
Magnolia - tripping flower Tilda
Prima fairy rhymes paper pad @ MCH
Shabby white frantage @ MCH
flower picture - Artsy collage image
Flowers - The Ribbon Girl
Coins/ fan/ stash
Butterflies/ dragonflies / Hobby House
Joy crafts/ square die 6002/0173
Joy Crafts butterfly die - 6002/0251
Joy crafts Floral flourishes - 6003/0002
Joy crafts Floral Flourishes - 60030003
distress inks

Friday 27 September 2013

Fairytale at la-La-Land crafts

Hi guys, back today with  what was to be my last post as GDT for La-La-Land crafts, but then the lovely Sandie asked me if I wanted to GDT for the next couple of months too and of course I said yes lol
so thanks very much Sandie and of course Irina xx

so on to my card which this Inspiration Friday is Fairytale,
I've used the gorgeous Fairie Marci and I've coloured her with my distress re-inkers,
I still need to play about with my lighting as it's not showing the cards to how they look in real life yet, hopefully I will get there eventually lol,
I wanted this to look a little like she is in a mystical garden so I've kept the colours soft and added a little frantage for her fairy dust lol,

Her wings have glamour dust added too, and her diamond necklace has Diamond glaze for depth,

To the heart tree die I've added a hint of frantage and some beautiful  Blossom sequins from My Crafty Heart, to keep the mystical look going,  I edged the scallop border die with vintage photo distress ink, Papers are by Pion,
again I've used the fabby grass die by Noor and the Doobadoo leaves too, to finish off the card I used gesso here and there,

Items used
Fairie Marci @ LA-LA-Land Crafts
Heart tree die @ LA- LA- Land Crafts
Scallop border die @ LA-LA-Land crafts
shabby white frantage  @ MCH
aged ivory frantage @ MCH
Mei flowers Blossom Sequins - Lilac @ MCH
Charm @ MCH
Melissa Frances - pearls @ MCH
Joy crafts grass die - 6002/0137
Doohickey - bloomy tag die
Lace - stash
Doobadoo laser cut paper leaves - link of retailers in my sidebar
flowers - stash

Do pop on over to see the gorgeous inspiration the Team Friday and Team Monday girls have to show you, you won't be disappointed,
I'm so happy to be here with you girls xx

I'm on hols next week so hopefully the weather will be nice!!! lol
and blogger may just load up a card for me too he he xx
see you when I get back,
Hugs Liz xx

ps my candy will be a little late being picked and sent out as I didn't know about this hols when I put my candy on, so you have another week to enter lol, I will choose  a winner as soon as I get back!
good Luck!!! xx

Tuesday 24 September 2013

For a baby

Hi guys, back today for Deep Ocean where the challenge this fortnight is for a baby,
I decided to do a keepsake box,

I'm also combining this for My Crafty Heart DT too, 

The gorgeous image from Lily of the Valley called snuggle time is coloured with my copics the decoupaged and then layered,

I've added hints of glitter and diamond glaze to the rattle and bottle, though you can't really see it too clearly here duh!

The papers are distressed on the edges with distress ink and ink and I then added a gorgeous ribbon over the top of the paper and a Doobadoo laser cut button which i threaded with twine, the gorgeous bauble is  by Tim Holtz and is available from My Crafty Heart all links below,

Closer view of the top showing the fabby Memory Box night sky border at the top and the labels die at the bottom from Noor,

Paper - Graphic 45 - Secret Garden pad @ MCH
Tim Holtz - Ideaology baubles @ MCH
Doobadoo -laser cut button shop links in my sidebar
Mellisa Frances - Organza pouf ribbon pink  @ MCH
Memory Box - Night sky border die @ MCH
LOTV - snuggle time stamp
Stickles glue - icicle @ MCH
Diamond glaze
Teddy/ flowers / pearl string - stash distress ink - Tea dye and vintage photo

Hope you'll join us in the fun,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 22 September 2013

Food glorious food

Hi guys, I'm back today with my card for our new challenge over at Totally Tilda,
have you guessed the challenge yet?
yep it's food glorious food with Tilda of course too,

I love this Tilda and have used the old oak tree stamp too, it's turning that sort of weather now isn't it?
oh well roll on summer lol, talking of which I was going to use ice cream Tilda which I ordered nearly two months ago for this challenge, but she was out of stock and I'm still waiting for her to come!! me thinks she will be used next year now lol,
right back to my card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used some of the lovely Magnolia paper that came out with her last year, I love it but only had a little bit of it left,

 the colouring is done with my distress re-inkers and markers, 
the toadstools came for Hobby Craft, the fence is of course a Doo Hickey and these and the charms have been given a little gesso treatment,

we are being sponsored by the fabby Bunny Zoes' again

Thanks Nikki xx

Midweek Magnolia -  autumn colours
7 kids collage challenge - anything goes with vintage
stamp and create with magnolia - fall, feathers or leaves

hope to see you joining us with your food creations,
happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Friday 20 September 2013

Cauldron witch Marci

Hi guys back today with my second project to show you using on of the latest release for La-La-Land crafts Halloween,
This time It's Cauldron Witch Marci
sorry lots of pictures again lol,

She is too adorable and so easy to colour too, again I've used my copics and fussy cut her out then used acetate to stand her up,
the fence at the front and the bat frame at the back are from the LLLC chipboard frames and shapes, I coloured the background of these with gesso mixed with distress ink and the bats were coloured then with my black copic pen,

I also used the spider web corner die too, 

Closer view of Witch Cauldron Marci,

The fab pumpkins are also from the latest release and come with the die cuts for the faces too,

Here is the finished side view complete with the chip board ghost again fixed onto a piece of acetate so it can move and the spiderweb border die along the bottom, the toadstools came from Hobby Craft,

This is what it looks like at night with a battery T light added behind the Tim Holtz alterations Rickety House  die cut, I used vellum for  the windows so the light would show through,
Items used
Bat/ Ghost/ fence /frame - chipboard frames and shapes -
Pumpkins and Jack-o- Lantern set -
copics used
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, R30, R11,
Purples - V15, V17, BV08
Greens - YG11, YR04,YG23
Greys - C000, C0, C1, C3
Ladel - E70, E71, E74
Frames - distress inks and copics
paper used on the house - 7 dots Studio - 9th wave @ MCH
other part of my DT kit from the lovely Irina, thank you so much hun 

Do check out the fabby creations the girls have made for  inspiration, they are fantastic,
hugs Liz xx

Thursday 19 September 2013

Halloween at La-La-Land crafts

Hi guys, I'm here today with one of  the latest release from La-La-Land crafts for
Bat Girl Marci
sorry I've got  a few pictures,

Wow i love her she is so adorable to colour, I have of course coloured her with my copics then fussy cut her out and used some acetate to make a stand for her,
the coffin I made using a Martha Stewart Template and I have added the gorgeous new die cuts from la-la-land crafts too,

As you can see i also used the text that comes with this stamp and used the corner cobweb die which i have angled to fix it from the heart tree die and the coffin so the spider has a home lol,

Closer view of Bat Girl Marci,
The scene at the back I made using a magnolia  moon stamp and then used  distress ink and ink dusters to make the sky effect,
To finish it off I have used a  chipboard bat from the  La- La- Land Crafts chipboard frames and shapes kit,
Front view again,

 Bat - Chipboard frames and shapes -
Heart tree die -

skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R30, R11
Greens - YG11, YG03, YG23
Greys - C0, C1, C3, C5
Purples - V15, V17, BV08
Hair - W0, W1, W3, W5

Go check out the inspiration the girls have done they are awesome,
back tomorrow with another project for La-La-Land crafts too,
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Christmas is coming

Hi guys, Today i am showing you a card I've made for My Crafty Heart,
I've coloured this gorgeous Magnolia Tilda  with snow heart with my copics and the heart is done with liquid applique, love this stuff for snow, the ground snow is made using snow tex too,
the tag was from one of the papers as was the 25 too,
closer view of Tilda 

Items used
Magnolia Tilda with snow heart
MME -  All is bright paper pad @ MCH
Memory box - Frostyville wreath 
Memory Box - Tiny Village @ MCH
Wooden cute Christmas stickers 
snowtex/ liquid applique/ lace - stash

pop on over to see the fab new products Teresa has in,
hugs Liz xx

ps back on Thursday for la-La-Land crafts inspiration

Sunday 15 September 2013

Gardening Tilda

Hi guys, back today for Totally Tilda which is Gardening and you must use seed packets or gardening tools, I'm also combining this with my DT card for Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia which is
favourite embellishment
mine are Lace and Flowers

I've used a Go Kreate die and the papers are from Graphic 45 Secret Garden from My crafty Heart
I've coloured the images with  distress re-inkers, the seed packets are from the paper pad too,

The gorgeous tools at the bottom are a Memory Box die again from my crafty heart, the flowers have hints of stickles on them,

Items used
Magnolia stamp - Garden Tilda
Romantic window- you are so special collection

Graphic 45 - Secret Garden @ MCH
Memory box - Garden Tools @ MCH
Noor/ Joy crafts grass die 6002/0137
distress re-inkers
Magnolia - Bloomy tag
charms - stash

happy crafting
hugs Liz xx

Friday 13 September 2013

Bright Birthday

Hi guys back today for inspiration Friday over  at
this time the theme is Bold Birthday,I must admit to losing my mojo a little over this one as this was my second attempt at a card for it! and I'm still not overly pleased with it lol

Heart balloon Marci is coloured with my copics as I think the colours are more bright than distress inks, she is adorable and I enjoyed colouring her even with the bright colours, colours given below, the papers were from an old Bo Bunny collection and I don't think this helped my mojo as I hadn't a lot of papers to fit the theme either,
The butterflies came from the same paper pad too, and to tone down the colour a little I added a little Gesso, as I really don't do too bright he he,

items used
La-La-Land Crafts - Heart Balloon Marci
Bo bunny country Garden collection papers
Dutch Doobadoo paper cut leaves
flowers/ lace - stash
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, R!!, R30
Hair - E21, E25, E59, E49
Dress Hairband / YR04, YR07, YR16, YR68
Balloon - YG00, YG03, YG11, YG23
Ground _ E40, E41, E50, E51

do pop on over to see what the girls have to inspire you they are gorgeous,
happy crafting
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Goodbye summer at deep Ocean

Hi guys, back today with my card for our fabby challenge at Deep Ocean, Goodbye summer, I nearly forgot this one was due naughty me!!!!! lol
It was my nephews birthday last month and so I made him this card and thought it would go great for this challenge too, as it's an open topped car seen in summer but he defo needs his hat and gloves now lol,
The image is of course a fabby Lily of the Valley one called Toot Toot and I have coloured it with my copics then decoupaged it, took some time too lol,
Closer view,

Hopefully you can see the layers in these shots, lol
Front view again,

Items used
Prima lyric pad @ MCH
Melissa Frances -C'est La Vie paper pad @ MCH
Whiff of Joy - Cute banner trio die @ MCH
Lily of the valley - Toot Toot
Doo Hickey - fence die
Memory Box - Arboscello tree die
Memory Box - Resting birds die
Wooden Button @ MCH sorry out of stock
Twine/ charm/ stash
Melissa Frances attic treasures cream pearls - coloured with my copics @ MCH

we are kindly being sponsored by the fabby
Live and love crafts,
thanks hun xx

Catch you later, toot toot!! lol
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 8 September 2013

In the Garden

Hi guys, the weather is turning yucky lol but  at Totally Tilda the theme is gardening and you must include seed packets or gardening tools,
 my Tilda is in a lovely summer garden and in her world that's how it stays, lucky thing lol,

Tilda binding flowers is coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've had a go at the sky and this time her garden too, I've tried to make the horizon look like there are trees/ bushes in the distance has it worked? lol
The seed packets were on the gorgeous  Secret Garden paper pad by Graphic 45 and I added some card stock behind and made the flaps using a scalloped nestie die then added a Dutch Doobadoo paper button on each one too,
closer view of Tilda binding flowers, the beautiful larger butterfly is a Noor Joy crafts die which I have covered in frantage and of course my Impression Obsession butterflies are on there too, so love these, all items used listed below,

We are being sponsored by the fabby 
Thank you Mary,

Items used
Magnolia - Tilda binding flowers
Graphic 45 -secret Garden paper pad @ MCH
Impression Obsession - Butterfly dies @ MCH
Frantage - Shabby Pink @ MCH
Frantage - shabby green @ MCH
Noor/ Joy Vintage flourishes  grass die - 6002/0137
Noor/ Joy Floral flourishes Butterfly die - 6003/0006
Noor/Joy Vintage flower  flourishes die - 6003/0032
Distress re-inkers
Go Kreate die Twine, lace from stash

Hope you'll join in the fun with us,
Happy Crafting,

ps remember I have candy see top of my blog
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 6 September 2013

Tags at la-La-Land Crafts

Hi guys, phew Friday already and I'm back again with my card for Inspiration Friday
the challenge this time is Tags,

I've used the adorable Quill pen marci stamp, she's so cute and I've coloured her with my distress re-inkers,
after colouring her I fussy cut her out then layered her onto my own template tag shaped card with pin flair glue,
I used a Marianne book die to keep the book theme in, I cut two extra pages of the book die, shortened them a little then bent them slightly with my shaping too to give the book effect, I coloured the pages lightly too to match Marci's lol,
closer view of Quill pen marci
This is the inside, as you can see I have made a pocket for some extra tabs and I have used the gorgeous La-La-Land crafts scalloped border on there too,
This is the message that's inside the tag card,
Front view again, the ribbon is how the card is  tied shut and the tag section comes on outside over the right hand edge,( seen from the front) lol

la-La-Land Crafts - quill pen Marci
La-La-La-Land Crafts - scallop border die
distress re-inkers
paper - Magnolia
Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology pen nib
Tim Holtz - Gem clips ( used on book as a book mark) @ MCH
Ranger crackle paint
Marianne book die
Doo Hickey - bloomy tag die (inside ones)
Flowers - WOC/ The Ribbon Girl
Impression Obsession - butterflies die @ MCH
LOTV - sentiment stamps
Button twine
Ribbon/ rose lace - stash
Distress re-inkers
Skin - Antique linen, vintage photo, tattered rose
Hair - Antique linen, vintage photo
hair band - Victorian velvet
Pants - pumice stone
Shoes - Shabby shutters
Book pages - old paper

Bunny Zoes - Bingo - ribbon or lace, die cuts/ tags
country views challenge - layers
Crafty calender challenges - anything goes

Take a look at all the gorgeous inspiration from the la-la-land craft DT, they are awesome!!!
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 3 September 2013

vintage tag for My Crafty heart

Hi guys just popping by with a tag I've made using some of my new stuff from My Crafty Heart, I am so lucky as this was part of my DT kit, more loveliness to show later lol

The papers are from a Prima paper pad called Delight and they are gorgeous, the image was on one of them too,
the gorgeous dress form is one of two dies and Teresa has this and others on a fab sale at the moment too and I've used some of the beautiful pouf ribbon for the skirt, all items listed below,
I've just distressed the edges with my scissors and added a little vintage photo distress ink,
closer view of dress form
Full tag again,

Items used
Prima paper pad - Delight - @ MCH
Impression Obsession - Butterflies @ MCH
Die versions - Dress form duo @ MCH
Die Versions - Sewing machine @ MCH (Sorry out of stock)
Memory box - Vintage birdcage @ MCH
sewing machine charm @ MCH
Vintage hanger charm @ MCH
Melissa Frances - Pink organza pouf ribbon @ MCH
Glass  vintage reproduction buttons @ MCH
Hero Arts small pearl - @ MCH
lace/ doily/ cotton reel/twine stash
pearl string - The ribbon girl

Pop on over to see the fabby goodies Teresa at my crafty heart  has to tempt you, lol

Live and love crafts - Inspiration photo

Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx