My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 28 June 2015

It's Magnolia Only at The Ribbon Girl

Hi guys, I've gone onto the magnolia only challenge over at 
whoo hoo, now you know i love my maggies so here is my first make for the challenges,
the theme is 
Things that hang, so that can be anything that hangs, ie: a tag for a gift, or bottle or something that hangs off a card or other,
we are being sponsored by Magnolia with a stamp all the way from Sweden and a £10.00 gift voucher from The Ribbon Girl
here's mine

I've used lots of delicious yummy goodies from The Ribbon Girl,

The image is Sakura collection - Golden week tilda and she is coloured with my copics, I used a Noor leaf die onto which I added a hint of crackle paint,

 The tag shape is made using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil, with a Noor design border die on one side,and I also used a hint of  D/A chipboard too,

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Timeless Art

Hi guys, I felt in the mood for using stamps, paints, gesso, and stenciling, though to be fair you can't see much of that, but anyway if made me happy, lol

Again I've used lots of The Ribbon Girl lushness on it too,
I cut out a tag shape with watercolour paper, stamped a script with versamark then added white embossing powder over the top, coloured it with distress inks the added crackle paint in white here and there, I then rubbed the excess paint off the script, I used a stencil with grunge paste to add interest and texture, it is there honest!!!!
I cut some ribbon type stuff  down I've had in my stash ages and glued it on the tag lenghways trimming off the edges, when dry I added some strips of torn corrugated card stock,
I added some DD soft board bricks to add another bit of texture and interst, then sprayed them with some colour bloom sprays,

I then added a mini bookplate from  Tando Creative, wow love these, I painted it with gesso first then when dry added two colours of bloom sprays and an acetate word from my stash behind, I used TRG pearl brads to finish it off,
The leaf die is by Noor and I added crackle paint here and there too,

Items from The Ribbon Girl

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Follow Me,

Hi guys, over at Paper Take Weekly this time the theme is
we are being sponsored by the fabby The paper nest dolls,
so use 3 different things, ie shapes, papers flowers etc,
this can include or exclude the image,
I have 3 papers, 3 different types of flowers, and 3 trims, lace, seam binding, and pearl string,

The gorgeous image is By Magnolia and is follow Me Tilda, she's coloured with my d- re inkers, fussy cut out and layered back onto the shaped die, and I have shaded the background using D I'S too,then added some dots using liquid pearl,
The papers are from Maja Design and scrap and craft - Heart painted too, I used a spellbinders die for the image, I added a hint of Gesso here and there too,

Items used from The Ribbon Girl

Friday 19 June 2015

GDT at Country View Crafts

Hi guys, I'm so honoured to have been asked by the lovely Chris  to be GDT for Country View crafts this month, the theme chosen by the lovely Astrid  is
"Shabby Chic"
As you may know it's one of my favourite things to do!!
I made it with my Sister and Brother - in - laws wedding Anniversary in mind and thankfully she loved it,

I made my card base  17.9 x 12.7, then cut my designer papers 17.5 x 12.3 then 16.5 x 11.9 all distessed on the edges using my distress tool and edged with vintage photo distress ink, I used the wet paper technique to make the pleat effect at the top of the designer paper to show the lace edge behind, the rest of the DP has top stitching on,
I took some torn card board and added white gesso here and there and layered this on top of a doily and bits of cheese cloth for depth, texture and interest,
I then made my layers with a metal Birdcage, twine, flowers, Prima Junkyard zipper, bark heart, acetate butterflies with Tim Holtz alterations pen nibs on top of them covered with Gesso for their bodies,

I also used a organza rose lace, Bark Heart and pearl trim to add the final detail too,

The flowers are from Sweet Lilac and have been given the Gesso treatment too,

Closer view showing the hints of white Gesso,

Full view again, 

Items used from The Ribbon Girl
Rose organza lace
Bark heart
Bethany Guipure  lace
Daisy Venise Lace
Top stitch thread

I wish to thank Chris and the team again at Country View Crafts for the honour of having me as a GDT,

ABC - L is for Lace
Card Mania - Use a metal embellishment
The Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Summer
Deep Ocean - Monochrome
In the pink - Summer
Frilly and Funky - Summer

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Anything goes at PTW

Hi guys, yes it's time for our weekly challenge at 
Paper Take Weekly
and the theme this time is
Anything goes as long as it's pretty,

hmmm not sure I do pretty! so here is my attempt!!

I used these fabulous suitcases from Fernli designs, the bottom two have hinges on the back so they can open, but I fixed the top one together so it would stand up on the top of the other one, I have used some of their gorgeous flourishes too,
I cut the papers to size then distressed the edges with my distress tool, 
The gorgeous papers are from Scrap and Craft from the Heart painted pack, I wanted a little more colour so I added a little blue to the papers with Prima colour bloom sprays,

Of course it's hard to photograph again lol, but this is the top view, I coloured the flourishes with some Inka Gold waxes and then added a very light coating of gesso over the top here and there too,

The cases are finished off with flowers from Sweet Lilac, cheesecloth and a pearl string,

Fussy and Fancy - Distressed or use Aurora Wings image

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 15 June 2015

Enchanted World

Hi guys, this is my second post today, scroll down for my Sweet Lilac one if interested,
Over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you Enchanted World,
use Fairies, sprites etc,
Here is mine,

I started off with a MDF door from That Craft Place and coloured it with my Inka Gold waxes, the mushroom I built up to add depth and used some frantage on the small one too,
I cut a mushroom shape out of card board using a DD mushroom shape as a guide, tore some of the outer edge off to give a little texture and interest then again coloured it with my inka Gold waxes, I added a touch of Frantage on here too,
The paper flowers are by Dutch Doobadoo and again have been frantaged,

I don't know the name of this Tilda but she's coloured with my copics then fussy cut out, I added a large pearl for the door handle,

That craft Place - Mixed Media - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes in June

Come and join us with your enchanted world creations too,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Summer Holidays at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, it's time for our new challenge over at Sweet Lilac
and this time the theme is 
Summer Holidays

I couldn't resist using this fabulous wall hanging from Tando Creative, I have altered it a bit as I made it into a Beach hut scene instead of houses, there are three houses to the set and another scroll plus home sweet home words so i have these for another time, yeah!!
I painted the chipboard houses with chalk paints and the base behind too, I took a cloud stencil and dabbed  white Gesso through the stencil to make a texture effect,

I used these gorgeous flowers from Sweet Lilac
Heather - HT002
Deep Blue Lilies - LLL-003
Shades of red mix Chrysanthemums - CHKY -08
Statice White - 001

Tando Creative - Colour theme / anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes in June
Noor design uk challenge - Here comes Summer

Come and join us and you may win some  lovely Sweet Lilac flowers,

Sunday 7 June 2015


Hi guys, over at The Ribbon Girl our card challenge this month is
Use an Animal,
here's what I made for 35th Wedding  Anniversary a couple of weeks ago,

This adorable digi  Twiggy and Toots Caketime by Nikky from Polka Doodles is coloured with my copics, Papers are from Scrap and Craft - Studio 75,
I used some fabulous products from The Ribbon Girl and just goes to show you can use them for fella's cards too,

Dark brown -  Tiny Ric Rac
Resin frames - Heart assortment
Dusky blue - Rolled paper roses
Stickles - star dust

Come and join us in the fun!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Summer time fun!!

Hi guys over at 
Paper Take Weekly we have a anything goes challenge for you with the optional extra of
anything that reminds you of summer or has a summery theme,

I used the gorgeous Tiddly Inks digi image, Thanks a Latte, coloured with my distress re-inkers, the maja Design papers had some leaves on and so I have tried to keep these visible, then  I added some die cut birds on top,
I also used a Noor grass die cut, 

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday 1 June 2015

Anything but square at Magnolia Forever

Hi Guys,

 we have an anything goes but square challenge going on over at 
I have made a Vintage / shabby chic style suitcase for it,

Again I've made a project that is hard to photograph, lol
The design is cut with my Cameo and I used papers from Maja Design too, Edged with vintage photo and then distressed,
I used a mini Tilda coloured with my copics then cut out using a tiny label die from my stash,

The top view,

I used some of the gorgeous flowers from Sweet Lilac  ( we still have a vintage challenge going on  at Sweet Lilac challenge too) and layered them on top of some beautiful Lace from Brenda, then wove a pearl string through them too,
The butterfly I cut from a piece of fabric I have in my stash, I added some pearls to make the body and tail effect,
The suitcase does open, but I've forgotten to take a piccie of it, duh!!!
And to be honest it looks a lot better in Real Life!!! lol

Simply Magnolia - CAS or fully loaded
Tilda's Town - Use your stash
Magnolia-licious - pretty in Pink
All about Magnolia - Lace and pearls

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx