My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo

Hi guys, just letting you know Nikki will be showing some of the fabulous Dutch Doobadoo products today on Create and Craft at 1pm today,
you may want to watch it,
hugs Liz xx

Monday 21 April 2014

Beautiful Memories

Hi guys I'm here today hopefully as my internet keeps crashing!!!!! waiting for yet another modem so hope this solves it grrr!!!!
I have been saying for a few weeks I fancied attempting to do a scrap book page, well here is my first attempt ever!!!!!!! EEEKKKK

I have used a gorgeous photo Kay took of Tegan a few hours after she was born, I printed it onto matt photo paper but think I need so better quality stuff lol,
The gorgeous papers are of course Maja design  Sofiero collection and the clocks are from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection number XVI, sooooo love these papers I can't get enough of them he he,
the edges are distressed as usual and I tore the top left and curled the paper edges back, added some flowers and one of the fabby Prima Junkyard findings from Live and love crafts,
I added a little stitch effect stamping using a Lily of the Valley stamp too,
The clock design is made using some home made 3D texture paste and a crafters workshop stencil Mini travel time,
The beautiful Cheery Lynn flourishes I cut in two sizes and added a  butterfly made from Delight air dry clay from Crafts and Me,  which I made using a Martha Stewart mould,
The background is made by  adding a little Versa Magic chalk ink in Pink Petunia here and there, then layering some corrugated card board, strips of the papers, Tim Holtz film strip, Prima flowers, a charm and cheesecloth from my stash, pearl string from The Ribbon girl, Lace from Live and Love crafts and to soften off the strong colours on the flowers a little Picket Fence crackle paint,
At the bottom of the main focal point and lower left is another crafters workshop stencil called Art is,
I have made this for Kay, hope she will like it!!!

The Ribbon Girl - Yellow/Lemon projects
Cheery Lynn - Mothers day 
Fussy and Fancy - Pearls and Lace

Let me know what you think!!!
but please be kind lol!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 19 April 2014

Embellish it!

Hi guys, I'm here today with my card for We do Dobadoo challenge UK, this time it's to embellish, we all like that don't we and remember you can enter even if you have no DD products,
My embellies this time are the cardboard stars,  paper art swirl corners and buttons, all these are fab, you can of course paint, distress, etc the card board shapes  and other embellies but I've kept the card quite plain  because my daughter wanted a card and as you know she doesn't do fussy lol,
the image is by Magnolia and is coloured with distress re-inkers, the star tag is a Doo Hickey die and the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley,
I hope you will join us as there is chance of winning some Dutch Doobadoo goodies and we also pick a top three too,
do join us we would love to see you!!!
Card/Paper laser Art A5 - SwirlsCardboard/Kraft Art A5 - Stars

If you would like any of the fabulous products  DD look at Polka Doodles
happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 18 April 2014

Sale at Bunny Zoes

Nikki has a fabby sale on, check it out!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Distress challenge at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, we're back today with our challenge over at Bunny Zoe's and this time it was my turn to choose the  distressing theme, this can be distress inks or distressing paper or both of course,
As you can I've really distressed my papers lol, the background paper has been distressed with a Tim Holtz distress tool and the top layer I have scrunched down by adding a little water to make the paper softer to shape,
The bottom papers are again slightly wet with water and shaped by hand to form pleats, these too were slightly distressed on the edges,
I got my inspiration for doing this with my papers from the fabulously talented Gabrielle, so love her work
The Image is coloured with my copics, 
I made the flowers out of some of the paper from the same pad and added a pearl in the middle, too finish off the card I added a few pearl hearts and a Doo Hickey die, all links below,
I also added a little texture with home made 3D paste and a DD stencil,

Dutch Doobadoo stencil - 470.713.110

Looking forward to seeing your creations, have fun!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Hi guys, back today with a card I created for Bunny Zoe's using the gorgeous Magnolia stamp which is called Magnolia Tilda, she is one of my faves!!!!
I have coloured her with my distress re-inkers and added a hint of stickles on the hem of her dress,
I added hints well quite a few hints of gesso for a grunged look which I thought went well with the fabulous papers from the MME Heirloom paper pad, so love this pad,
The sentiment by Whimsy is added onto a spellbinders Ribbon die,
Closer view of Tilda and the gorgeous flowers which are also available from Nikki, behind the flower display is a Doo Hickey swirl from the leaf and swirl die set and I added a Kaisercraft sparklet in Fern
Nikki has a fantastic sale on at the moment so get grab yourself a bargain or two, I have lol!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo April blog hop

Hi guys, the girls at Dutch Doobadoo are doing another blog hop  15th - 18th April
this time showing the shape art stencil

Here is what I have created with it,
I have cut round the stencil with a piece of card then added a piece of designer paper on the top and cut round the card stock, this way you get the exact cut out shape, I distressed my edges with a distress tool and inked with vintage photo, just because this is something I like to do,
I added a hint of a perfect pearls mist too on the paper for a little added detail,
the gorgeous DD  card board bird houses  472.309.005 I covered with some paper and cut round the shapes with a knife, the one on the ground I added a lolly stick which I trimmed down to size, covered with gesso and added a script stamp too,

The bird is from the same set and this time I have painted it with chalk effect acrylic paint and added a pearl dot for it's eye,
In the left hand side corner I added some of my favourite  honeycomb soft board and then layered a few flowers and cheesecloth,

To finish off the project I added a brick effect using home made 3d paste coloured when dry with chalks and I added a butterfly made a  Martha Stewart mould and delight air dry clay from Crafts and Me,
The beautiful tree branch die my lovely sister lent me and I have cut it out using grunge board and coloured it using chalk again and added some cut out flowers from the same die, a little cheesecloth finishes it off too,
You should have come from Monique, if so your on the right track if not go back to Dutch Doobadoo for the list, when you have done all the hop and left your comments go back to DD and leave a comment on there to let us know you've finished,
hope we've given you some inspiration on using DD products,


Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 14 April 2014

Sweetie Bean

Hi guys, I'm here today with a card I've done for Bunny Zoe's using this adorable stamp called Swettie Bean from The Greeting Farm,
I coloured her with copics and layered her onto a spellbinders lacey circle die, the fabulous LOVE die is by Marianne Designs and I've added a couple of hearts which where cut out with the Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart flower lace die,
I've also used a Doo Hickey so wrapped lovely tag, Kaisercraft lace in Natural and Marianne Design white paper flowers,
To finish off the card I added some Marianne Design Romantic hearts and a red paper flower too,
A hint of gesso finishes off the look,
Nikki is having a fab sale at the moment so do check it out and grab yourself a bargain or two,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday 13 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo UK Challenge

Hi guys, Just popping by to remind you Dutch Doobadoo now has a UK challenge here 
there is chance of winning some of the fabulous DD products and the team pick a top three too,
You don't have to use DD products if you don't have any but if you do we would love to see what you have made,
the 2nd challenge is up and running now till the 19th of April till 12 noon GMT, and is
Buttons and Bows
we would love to see your creations so come and join us,

here are a few projects I've made using some DD products,

As you can see a variety of projects can be made using the fab products,
so come and join us in the fun at 

Check out DD products at Polka Doodles
happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 7 April 2014

Happy Easter

Are you checking the date or thinking she's gone mad it's not Easter yet, well i know but i have made an Easter card and yep that's the title lol,

I have made my card using a gorgeous older Magnolia stamp coloured with my copics , masked with a tulip scene stamp and  then i've used a little liquid applique for her tail,
the papers are by Pion ( A day in May) which I was lucky enough to win from live and love crafts and these fit the spring Easter theme really well, I have used a honeycomb stencil by Dutch Doobadoo and home made texture paste to add some detail too,
This is the first Magnolia card I've made for ages, so must get my head back into gear, 
the fabulous eggs are also by DD and I have coloured them and added a few dots of liquid pearl,
The gorgeous paper art butterflies are also by DD, so love these as they are so delicate,

The ribbon girl - spring
Lovely Haenglar or stanglar - Girls only
7 kids - anything goes
Tildas town - CAS or fussy and fancy
Midweek Magnolias - Easter - optional bunnies
Live and love crafts - Chocolate- the eggs are chocolate inside, he he xx

I seem to have little time at the moment for much crafting,but hope to see you soon,
happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Chance of a prize

Hi guys have you seen this awesome prize, wow talk about gorgeous or what!!!! for the chance of maybe winning, check it out here

good luck 
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 4 April 2014

Stamp sale at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, Nikki is having a fab sale, grab yourself a treat or two,
hugs Liz xx

A gorgeous sketch challenge at Crafts and Me

Hi guys, were back today with our latest challenge from Crafts and Me which is a gorgeous sketch by the lovely Karina
This would look gorgeous interpreted all vintage and shabby chic but I have made mine a little more contemporary in style and as you can see tweaked a little !!
This is for my daughter and hubby so hope she doesn't look on here lol,
Kay doesn't really do overly fussy or fancy so hope this fits the bill,
the gorgeous image is by Zindy S.D. Nielsen and is called Love Life
It is coloured with my copics and layered onto Maja designs Vintage Autumn basics papers,
I used some of the fabby delight air dry clay to make the heart, this clay is so easy to use and so light,
to finish it off I used a few flowers from stash, ribbon and a Believe charm again from crafts and me,

Happy crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Hi guys, popping by today with a card I've made for Bunny Zoe's using this adorable new image from Rachelle Anne Miller called Butterfly Kisses,
I've coloured her with my copics to keep in with the colours of the paper from the Introspection paper pad, the butterfly on the edge die i have added embossing powder too and used a lace stamp for the pattern, all links below,
Closer view,
I've also used some of the beautiful Marianne design paper roses and lace and some Doo Hickey Knick Knackery's,

List of items used
Kaisercaft stamp - delicate lace
Memento ink pad
cheery Lynn butterfly dies

Stamping for the weekend - spring colours
ABC - in a line - flowers/lace/pearls
Cheery lynn designs - back to nature
deep ocean - For a friend
Alphabet - D for dies

Go check out all the fabulous new products Nikki has in store, they are all yummy!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx