My Lovely Friends,

Friday 29 November 2013

Pink Christmas

Hi guys, back again with my project for inspiration Friday over at La-la-land crafts, which this time is pink Christmas, this is my last creation as GDT,
thank you girls so much,
I've made this for Tegan and I just couldn't resist using Santa Marci for it, 
I made the bed frame from an old tablets packet which I covered with plain copy paper which I had inked with spun sugar distress ink, the cover and pillow where made using the ornate snowflake die which i cut out a few times again in copy paper, fixed on randomly using a removable glue then stippled over the top of the snowflakes first in spun sugar then Victorian Velvet ink, the Headboard is made using the gorgeous Heart doily border which I fixed to the top and made a couple of bed side units out of card stock,
The lamp on top I made using a bear charm which I glued onto an altered Tim Holtz Gem clip,
the other side is using a clock charm from my crafty heart,
The walls of the bedroom have a LLLC flag banner die on with a fab Noor alphabet die on to say her name all links below, below that is a petite resin fram again from My Crafty heart, the paper picture was from the Winter wonderland pad,
the window was made using a  die which I added a little bronze wax too to give an aged look and behind it added a pice of vellum onto which i stamped a Father Christmas sleigh stamp I've had for years,

The tree is made sing a LLLC Christmas tree die cut lots of times in copy paper then I added distress inks to the edges, stuck them together to form a £D tree and faffed with a few of the branches to look more shabby chic,
to fish it off I added a doily for a mat and a fab LLLC filigree corner die too,
I hope she likes it lol,
Santa Marci - @ LLLC
Heart doily border die @  LLLC
Ornate snowflakes die  @ LLLC
Filigree corner die @ LLLC
Christmas tree die @ LLLC
Flag banner die @ LLLC
MF- Petite Resin frame @ MCH
MME - Winter wonderland pad @ MCH
Tim Holtz - Gem clips @ MCH
Clock charm @ MCH
Joy crafts/ alphabet and numbers die - 6002/0141
Spellbinders D-lites window die
(Magnolia paper - sorry not sure which it is-it has
  (Pink stripes, though it looks peach on my photo's) lol
Doobadoo paper art star - links on my sidebar
lace/doily - stash
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, 04 R30,11
Hair - E40, 41, 43
Outfit - RV000, 00, C000, 00
Bear - W0, 1,  3
Candy cane - R81, 83, C000, 1
Holly - G21, 24, YG63


thanks for looking,
happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 27 November 2013

A stitch in time

Hi guys, I'm here today with a card I've done using some gorgeous Joy crafts producta and some fabulous Doobadoo products too,
I've tried something a little different in style to the ones I've been making lately, to be honest more me as I love to embellish but I've been so busy moving my craft stuff I just had to make do lol,

I coloured my Tilda with distress re-inkers and fussy cut her out, after shaping her with my shaping tool I fixed her inside the gorgeous Joy crafts oval die 6002/0258,

The gorgeous birdcage die is another new joy crafts die and I love it 6003/0034 this is on top of the fabulous Dutch Doobadoo Honeycomb soft board which I left in it's original colour but I just used vintage photo distress ink on the edges, this is great as you just trim to what ever size you want, as seen on  bottom right edge too,

The flowers are from stash and I've layered them with some of the gorgeous Doobadoo leaves which I have again edged with vintage photo distress ink,


Joy crafts
Vintage border die - 6002/0163
Vintage flourishes Birdcage die - 6003/0034
Back in time clock - 6002/0218
Oval die - 6002/0258
Maja design - summer recidence paper

Dutch Doobadoo products
Pop art stencil 470.715.009 ( used on the corners of my paper)
Paper art leaves
Honeycomb soft board - 470.007.001

Cheesecloth / stash
stamps - free from a craft magazine
Heart lace doily - gift
Bark heart - live and love crafts
Tim holtz distress tool
Magnolia - honeycomb stamp

I had lots of fun putting this card together with all these gorgeous products that  I'm so lucky to be able to play with, lol
check out the retailers on my sidebar so you can have some fun too, he he
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 24 November 2013

Totally Tilda midweek buttons and bows

Hi guys, I'm back today with my card for buttons and bows at Totally Tilda, I'm really short on ribbon at the moment so I used some I had and it wasn't really good for bows, as it is a little stiff but I tried, lol,

Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and has lots of glamour dust for her mittens and hat trim, the fabby papers are from MME Winter Wonderland paper pad from Teresa at My Crafty Heart,
The gorgeous paper art Christmas trees are by Dutch Doobadoo , I so love these, retailers in my sidebar,
a few MF  pearls and a button from my stash finish off the card,

Nikki from Bunny Zoe's is sponsoring us again this challenge thanks so much hun,

Do join us in the fun,
happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Friday 22 November 2013

Banners at La-La-Land Crafts

Hi guys, phew these weeks go so fast don't they, it's time again for inspiration Friday at
La-La-Land crafts and this time it's to use banners, now Irina has some fabby banner dies but this time I've used the  flag banner die,
Christmas lantern Marci is coloured with my copics,then fussy cut out and layered  onto my card after shaping with pinflair glue,
The gorgeous snowflake die is a LLLC Hearts snowflakes die and i used a button from  MME buttons at my crafty heart, the papers are also from my crafty heart and are from the MME Vintage Christmas paper pad, remember teresa has a fab sale on now, check it out!!
I used some fab Joy crafts Alphabet dies on the flags 6002/0141 too,
Copics used
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, R30, 11, E04
Hair - E41, 42, 43, 44
Reds - R17, 27, 46, 59
Golds - Y21, YR21, Y26
Lantern - W0, 1, 3, 5, Y21, 26,28

pop on over and see the girls amazing creations,
You can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on ourFacebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations and get all the latest news. You can also find us on Twitter!

hugs liz xx

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Present from Santa

Hi guys back today with a gift bag to show you made using the fabby Noor / Joy crafts my wish list stamp again, 

I love how this stamp will do for guys or girls lol,
this time I've stamped it out on Kraft card stock and added Edwin this time, again fussy cut out but this time coloured with copics,
My wish list stamp - 6410/0105
Happy Holidays paper pad - 6011/0026
snowflake border die -6002/2021
labels die - 6002/0149

Happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 19 November 2013

My Wish list

Hi guys, back today to show you a card I've made using the fabby My Wish list stamp from Noor,
I've used Show the way Tilda from the latest Winter Wonderland collection, she is coloured with my distress re-inkers and then fussy cut out,
the awesome paper art trees at the side are from Doobadoo and I so love these,
To finish the card off I used a couple of die cut snowflakes from Noor and a fab tag die from there too,
Show the way Tilda - Winter Wonderland collection
Joy crafts/ Winter wishes snowflake die - 6002/2018
Joy crafts/ Happy Holidays tag die - 6002/2017
Joy crafts / Winter paper pad - 6011/0019
Doobadoo paper art  trees -  472.948.012
for all Noor/joy crafts and Doobadoo products retailers, the  list is  in my sidebar
Melissa Frances pearls @ MCH
hugs Liz
ps back tomorrow with another creation showing the same my wish list stamp,

Monday 18 November 2013

Winter village scene

Hi guys, just popping on with a Christmas decoration I managed to make before my craft stash move lol,
I have made this for a table decoration and the base is a Go Kreate die,
the houses are made using a fab Dees Distinctively winter cottage die which i have cut out of a couple of times withdifferent coloured card stock so the roofs and windows etc show up, these have then been covered with lots of snow tex for texture,
Tilda with tree is coloured with my copics then fussy cut out and layered onto acetate to make her stand up then stuck down with pin flair glue,
the Magnolia  fence stamp, (sorry i can't find what it's called) I stamped out, coloured it then fussy cut out the shapes with my craft knife, bent the bottom section forward with the cobble stones to make a path for her then layered the back with acetate to again make it stand up, to finish if off I added some glitter glue,
the snow at her feet is large chunky glitter flakes which i bought last year but it has no name on!

To make this a village scene I also used  a Doo Hickey spruce tree die a few times and a sissix tree die too and again these have been given the snow tex treatment,
I've also used some fabby Doobadoo  paper art lamp posts which i have added a little frantage too, this helps to support them too, I have also used a Noor Joy crafts grass die in front and behind my fence,
For my village scene at night I've used the fab memory box night sky border which again I have used acetate to hold up on either end and added a tea light behind one of the houses for a winter warm glow and to look like some one is home, ( cooking the turkey maybe lol )
Magnolia berries and other flowers finish it off,
Noor /Joy crafts - grass die - 6002/0137
Doo Hickey spruce trees
Doobadoo paper art  lamp posts -472.948.011
Memory box -night sky border @ MCH In the sale now

Bunny Zoe's - shabby chic or vintage
Magnolia-licious - winter themed
Time for magnolia challenge - Christmas in non traditional colours
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Winter not a card

Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 17 November 2013

Buttons and bows with Tilda

Hi guys, wow is there a lot of stuff going on at my end, Kay has managed to sell her house and while she looks for another they are moving in with us!!!!!!!!!!!!! so guess who's craft room is being used as Tegans bedroom??
so my stuff has been moved into a couple of places so bear with me if I'm not blogging as much at the moment while they move in etc!!!!!
right ramble over, on to the card!
This time at Totally Tilda the challenge is to use buttons and bows with Tilda of course!
I haven't a lot of ribbon at the moment so I have used twine and seam binding for the bows,
Merry Christmas Tilda has been coloured with my distress re-inkers and marker for the white, the gorgeous die cut border is a new one from Noor 6002/0260, the poinsettias are a Doo hickey die and the leaves are from la-la land crafts,
The beautiful papers are from Teresa at my crafty heart and are from the MME vintage Christmas pad as is the all is bright button, Teresa's got a pre Christmas sale on now go check it out!!!
Open leaf flourish @ LA-LA LAND CRAFTS
MME all is bright buttons @ MCH
MME Vintage Christmas paper pad @ MCH
Noor border die - 6002/0260 (retailers in my sidebar)
Doo Hickey - bloomy tag die
Doo Hickey poinsettia die
we are kindly being sponsored today by the fabby

thanks Nikki,
Bunny Zoe's - shabby chic/ vintage
Tilda's Town - Favorite stamp
we hope you will join us with your button and bows creations,
happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Friday 15 November 2013

About a Boy at la-La-Land crafts

Hi guys, I'm back today for inspiration Friday again at La-La Land crafts and this time it's about boys, do check out the awesome creations the girls have come up with this week they are well worth a look,
This is Letter to Santa Luka and wo I love his hat!, he's coloured with my copics and I've used snow tex for the snow,
After colouring him I fussy cut him out and layered him onto the card with pin flair glue for a little added depth,
the postbox is a Marianne die which I thought went great with this stamp too,
Letter to Santa Luka @ LLLC
Paper - MME Vintage Christmas @ MCH
Copics - skin E000, E00, E21, E11, R30, R11
Hair - E50, 51, 53, 55, 57
Hat - E30, 31, 33, 35, 34
trousers/ scarf - YG91, YG63, G94
Jumper - E41, 42, $3
Shoes - E41, 43, 42, 44, E70, 71, 74
Letter - W0, W1, W3, R17, R27, R46

Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 9 November 2013

something old something new

Hi guys, the lovely Chantal over at Time for Magnolia challenge asked me if I wanted to GDT for challenge #35, of course I said yes!! anyway the challenge is to use a Magnolia stamp that is at least 12 months old and a new one too,
As you can see I used a few more lol, the house is a birdhouse that I have painted with white acrylic paint first,

I then used a Magnolia Doo Hickey lace die for the roof edges at the front, the circle window at the top I filled round with a McGill pine branch punch and I layered them and added a mini Holding Tilda from an older collection,
All my images where coloured with my distress re-inkers,
at the front of the house below the following images were used,
The day before Christmas Edwin - Winter Wonderland collection (new)
In the snow ski Tilda - Winter Wonderland collection (new)
Show the way Rudolf - Winter Wonderland collection ( new)
Older collections
Joyful Tilda
I also used some of the Doobadoo paper art trees 472.948.012and the Joy crafts grass die 6002/0137 to finish the scene off,
The snowballs are made using liquid applique again!!!! lol
the poinsettia is a Magnolia  Doo Hickey die,
At one side of the house I used Pixie Tilda from an older collection too, I cut out A Doo Hickey spruce tree three times and layered them onto each other to give the tree depth,
The roof I made using another Doo Hickey die and paper from the MME vintage Christmas paper pad, you can just see the last strip in the picture,
This is the other side where I used a die cut sleigh, added some twine threaded with a couple of jingle bells and two more Doo Hickey trees leaving these flat to look more like they are in the background!
Front view again lol,
I wish to thanks Chantal and the girls for asking me to be a GDT, pop on over and see the other girls awesome creations too,

Tilda's Town - Christmas
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes
7 kids collage - anything goes
Boutique Magnolia - sweets - hopefully the  sweets/biscuits on the tray will do if not just delete my entry
hugs Liz xx

Friday 8 November 2013

Edge it at La-La-Land crafts

Hi guys back again for Inspiration Friday at La-La-land crafts, this week the challenge was fancy edges so I used the brilliant brackets dies from LLLC these are fab as you can get layers of paper card with fab precision,

I've kept it rather CAS for me lol,
This is Christmas Elf Marci and she's so cute! I coloured her this time with copics but if you scroll back to last weeks LLLC gift bag post you will see her coloured in distress re-inkers, 

For the base I also used a die from the Booktab and labels  die set as this has awesome edges too lol, and too finish off the flowers the open leaf flourish die,

items used:
Christmas Elf Marci - @ LLLC
Fancy brackets die set @ LLLC
Book tab and labels die @  LLLC
Filigree corner die @  LLLC
Open leaf flourish die @ LLLC
papers - MME - Vintage Christmas @ MCH ( on sale now)
Melissa Frances pearls @ MCH ( coloured with copic)
skin E000, E00, E11, E21, R30, R11, E04
hair - W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Reds - R17, R27, R46, R59
Golds - Y21, YR21, Y26
Greens outfit - YG11, YG03, YG13, YG17
Holly - Go5, G17, G28
white - C0, C000

go check out the girls fab creations too,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday 3 November 2013

Going postal at Totally Tilda

Hi guys, it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Tilda this time it's going postal so use a postmark, postcard / postage stamp or all three if you wish on your project,
as you can see I've used postage stamps,
in the snow Tilda is coloured with distress re-inkers and I've used liquid appliqué for her snow balls again, so love this stuff for snow!
the snow at her feet is made by using snow Tex, love this too lol
the gorgeous mini village is made using a memory box die and some of the fab Doobadoo paper art  trees (472.948.012) I layered torn paper to make a scene too, the gorgeous papers are from the winter wonderland pad,
to finish my village scene off i used the gorgeous memory box night sky border from my crafty heart, the fab button and pearls are from there too, remember Teresa is having a sale at my crafty heart now too,
closer view of postage stamps, the carte postale one is from live and love crafts and the small date stamp ones are Lily of the valley,
Full view again lol
we are kindly being sponsored by the fabby
thank you Mary,

Bunny Zoes - use ribbon
Tildas Town - anything goes
Midweek Magnolias - lots of layers
Live and love crafts - Christmas inspiration photo

hope you will join us in the fun!!!
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 1 November 2013

A gift bag for you

Now I just need to fill it lol,
Hi guys, I'm here again today with my latest creation for La-La Land Crafts inspiration Friday,
the challenge is gift bags and tags
 So here's mine,
I've coloured this adorable Christmas Elf Marci with my distress re-inkers, her candy cane has glamour dust over too,
I used a LLLC labels die for the Magnolia sentiment too,
Closer view of Marci,

Christmas Elf Marci - LLLC
Booktabs and labels die - LLLC
Open leaf flourish die - LLLC
Glamour dust
 Noor/ Joy Crafts - On the edge snowflake die - 6002/0251
shabby white frantage
My Minds Eye - All is bright paper pad @ MCH ( in the sale)
Distress re-inkers
Lily of the Valley - date stamp
Skin - Tattered rose, vintage photo, Tea Dye
Outfit - Pumice stone, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint,
Cane, berries - Worn Lipstick, Barn Door,
Leaves - Peeled paint, Forest Moss

go check out the girls  fabulous creations too,
hugs Liz xx