My Lovely Friends,

Saturday 28 June 2014

Welcome to your new home

Hi guys, I'm back today with our latest challenge for we do doobadoo which is 
pins and pearls,
I've made this display for my Daughter and her hubby who are moving into their new home soon, we will be helping them with a few jobs which need doing first like painting and decorating etc so I made their card now lol,

As you know Kay's not into overly fussy or fancy so I've tried to keep it fussy free well for me at least!!!
Some of the DD products were in my latest DT package and were fab timing for what i needed to make,
I cut the house shape out of card stock and Maja Design paper from Live and love crafts then using another of the DD templates adapted the window and the door, I used the window template but left a border round, I didn't want a perfect look to the border so it kept in with the shabby chic theme, I stained the frame with distress ink here and there and add acetate behind with a small piece of another Maja design paper behind that,
the brick effect is made with a new soft board as is the roof design, all links below,

Closer view of soft board and window, to finish off the roof and to add some pearl detail I added a couple of paper art butterfly and a pearl flourish for their tails,

At the bottom of the display is one of the new paper art fences  and in front are a couple of the paper art flowers, as you can see there are a couple of pearls on here too,  the tree is a la la la crafts die and i added pearls on this also for blossom, 
the DD paper art keys I slightly edged with distress ink in vintage photo,
For the front garden of the house I used a  DD brick stencil with grunge paste for texture and detail, I should have heat dried this as it made my card  base wobble lol,
here too you can see the pins  I got from Live and Love crafts,used with my flowers from Sweet Lilac, Tilda with Ice and on the road Tilda are coloured with my copics then fussy cut out,  too these I have then added a strip or two of acetate behind to make them stand up,
Closer view of brick stencil,
Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art A5 BricksDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 ButterfliesDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 KeysEnglish Doobadoo - A5 Paper Art - Borders
English Doobadoo - Card Art - PillowSoftboard Art - HoneycombDutch Doobadoo Dutch Paper Art A5 Flower PotsDutch Doobadoo Dutch Softboard Art Bricks

All above items are available at Polka Doodles or here

Hope you will join us in the fun, remember you don't need to use DD products to enter but if you have any we do love to see what you have made with them,

Crafty Calendar challenge - pearls and petals
Magnolia Forever - 2 or more characters
Deep ocean - favourite colour combo/ blues, browns/ pinks
Tilda's Town - The great outdoors
Marvelous magnolia - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime
Sweet lilac - Summer holiday
Dutch Magnolia challenge - anything but a card

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 26 June 2014

Summer Henry

Hi guys, I'm here today with a boys  card for Bunny Zoe's using a fab CC Designs stamp called Summer Henry,

Isn't it fab!!! I coloured the images with my copics and layered it on some of the brill papers from Echo Park All about a Boy,
I also used a magnolia Doo Hickey Lovely fence die and the funky flower die in front is by La La Land crafts, so love this!!!
To be a little different I wrapped a circle of hemp and a tiny peg, the main shape is made using a Go Kreate die,

 Goodies from Bunny Zoe's :

Distress inks

Edited to add
Have you seen my new badge in my side bar!!!
Yeah the lovely Nikki asked me if I wished to be on her DT permanently
of course I said yes please!!!!
so happy!!!!

Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
Simon says - anything goes

Happy Crafting!!!
back on Saturday with  our new we do doobadoo challenge
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 20 June 2014


Hi guys, I'm back off my hols and thought I'd show you a card I've made using this gorgeous Wee stamp from Whimsy called Maya,

I coloured her with my distress re-inkers and used a hint of stickles for her wings, the papers are again from the prima paper pad Fairy Rhymes,
the long stemmed flowers are by magnolia ans are called Gladiolus light pink,
Closer view of Maya,
 I also used a hint of Snow Tex too and layered the image onto a spellbinders opulent ovals die,
the other flowers are from Sweet Lilac, cheesecloth and doily die from stash,


Deep Ocean - favourite colours - pink, green, white, cream
Aurora wings - white/ brown/ pink
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Fussy and fancy - things with wings

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday 14 June 2014

Ribbons at we do doobadoo

Hi guys, I'm still on my jollies at the moment, so hope this has scheduled posted ok!!
the challenge this fortnight at do doobadoo is too use ribbon,
I used an older Magnolia coloured with my copics and kept it really CAS for me!!! still I think the image and sentiment says it all,lol
I also used DD soft board - honeycomb - 478.007.001
paper art swirls -472.948.006
 Kraft Label art - 474.007.001

Remember you don't have to use DD products to join us but we love to see them if you do,
happy Crafting!!
hugs Liz xx

Monday 9 June 2014

Layers at Bunny Zoe's challenge

Hi guys, hopefully this has schedule posted as I'm on my hols!!!, my son is still at home so hope the house is still here when I get back lol,
The challenge over at Bunny Zoe's this time is Layers

I've used the gorgeous Sneaky Tilda and napoleon from Magnolia for my images and matted and layered them onto the Prima paper pad Fairy Rhymes,
Both are coloured with my distress re-inkers, 

Prima - Fairy Rhymes paper pad

Cheesecloth,  Lace, stash
Doily - Cheery Lynn

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday 5 June 2014

Back again with another mans card!!!!

Hi guys, yep I'm here with another of the dreaded mans cards, I have a few to do for my family and so many are around now lol,

This is for my Son-In-Law Birthday, which is  today and they are also  about to get a new home so I thought this may be appropriate!!! 
the image is of course a fabby stamp from Lili Of the Valley called Mr Fixit,
coloured with my copics and layered onto Maja Design 6x6 papers Vintage spring basics this is one of my most used pads,
the clock is a die by Marianne, flowers stash and the kraft label is by Dutch Doobadoo 474.007.001
Closer View, so love the cute dog peeking out!!!

 LOTV - Ideas to inspire - Male or sporty
Simon says wednesday challenge - Fathers day/Masculine

See you soon
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Take care your special to me

Hi guys, I'm full of a cold and about to go on hols soon  but I just so had to make a card using this gorgeous digi by Sylvia Zet called Daphne,
Isn't she adorable!!!!
I have used distress re-inkers to colour her, and added a hint of snowtex around the image too,
The gorgeous papers A Day In May are by Pion and were a lovely gift to me from the lovely Sandy at Live and love crafts, yes I got the whole set how lucky am I!!!!
I also couldn't resist another of the Maja design clocks peeking out from behind the seam binding also from LLC,
the awesome crochet doily was made by my lovely sis again thanks Ann I love it, I can't crochet for the life of me but Ann does it beautifully lol xx

Closer view, the sentiment strip came off one of the Pion  papers too

The sentiment at the bottom is a Stempelglede stamp from the Just a Note set, again Sandy has these in store now, I was so made up to see Stempelglede back in this country again so love these stamps,
The flowers are by sweet lilac and last week my hubby was good enough to run me to their shop, wow do they have some lovely flowers!!!!!!
I used the stems to make twirly twist effects too,
lace is from my stash as is the pearl string,
Pion papers a Day in May - Lady
" " - Borders
" " White Blossom
Maja Design Clocks -Vintage Autumn Basics - No XVI 
Stempelglede - Just a Note stamp set
 shabby white seam binding 

Magnolia-licious - Birthday
The ribbon Girl - Numbers
Sweet lilac paper flowers challenge  - Anything goes
Live and Love crafts - Summer Garden
Aurora Wings challenge - Butterflies

 I should be back before my hols with one or two projects!!!!
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Art from the heart

Hi guys, just popping on with a creation I have done using the fabulous  MDF pallet by Dutch Doobadoo,
I'm going to have this in my craft room when I get it back lol, I used gesso on the pallet first then added distress paint in different colours here and there, when this was dry I used grunge paste to make paint like blobs, again when dry i then coloured these with more of the distress paint, to add a little interest I stamped a couple of butterflies and the word free too,
A new canvas digi by Saturated Canary seemed perfect for my pallet and I coloured her with my copics and then fussy cut her out, I shaped her sllightly and layered her onto my pallet with pinflair glue,

I added some old paint brushes, a little ribbon and twine plus some flowers from stash and finished off the look with a little picket fence distress paint,
the words are from  Tim Holtz  Idea-ology chit chat stickers,
Is this what they call mixed media???? lol
Skin E000, E00, e11, E21, E13, R11, R30, E04
Eyes - YR21, E35
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Pants - E40, E41, E43, E44
Top - B91, B93, B95, B97
Canvas - E50, E51, E53,
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Yellows - YR23, Y15

will look for challenges later to see if it fits any, if you know  of any please let me know,
hugs Liz xx