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Monday, 31 October 2011

Another cutie!



Ah isn't she another gorgeous Tilda, love these latest stamps wish I had every one lol,
I have coloured Tilda with copics and used liquid appliqué for the snow again, as you know loving this at the moment,
I have used a large nestie oval and scallop for the image and I have distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink then distressed on the top with crackle paint, 
my trees are coloured too with copics, cut out and layered with the liquid applique, the Doo Hickey fence die, keys and snowflake are all distressed with the vintage photo DI and the fence has the liquid applique too,

my paper edges and flowers have been distressed with crackle paint,
close up of the snow,
Magnolia Down Under want Shhh it's a secret for their challenge so I have hidden a tag behind my image and used the large snowflake to hide the top,

I have used a Doo Hickey tag die, then layered it on the same coloured card stock as the card, and edged the edges with crackle paint too,
the sentiment is from a fizzy moon set,
Pearl pins, cheese cloth and a doily finish it off,

challenges
Just Magnolia ~ Christmas is coming
Magnolia Down Under ~ Shhh it's a secret
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Magnolia Mania ~ Vintage

well best be off to make tea, catch you later


Sunday, 30 October 2011

At least she's calm lol

You know how we've been moving furniture, well guess who didn't check their computer and which didn't want to start this morning, hubby's tinkered about but whether it will work properly next time is another thing!

so if I'm missing you will know why lol,
our challenge over at 
Make it shabby/vintage

as you know I love this look so it wasn't too hard for me lol,
Tilda is again coloured with copics, which on here look a little lighter then in RL lol, and the usual white acrylic paint has been used to distress the edges, I have again used two Spellbinders dies for the main image and these have been distressed too,
the gorgeous doily was a gift and I love it, but sadly am running out fast boo hoo,
the paper edges are again torn and edged with walnut stain distress ink,
I've glittered the flowers and added white crackle paint to the keys, which is a quickutz die I found while having to move stuff, and which I totally forgot I had
Papers are Magnolia and Tim Holtz 
my card stock is from Samuel Taylor's, love to have a ride to their shop when it's a lovely day as I go to the one near Skipton so it's a bit of a journey, but well worth it when you get there and of course they are on the web too,
talking of which they have a challenge over on their blog site link below to make a Christmas  card and the prize is a gorgeous Martha Stewart Icelandic snow double craft punch,

Challenges
Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes
Samuel Taylor crafts  ~ Christmas cards
 Magnolia-lictious ~ Photo inspiration
Magnolia Mania ~ vintage
Maggie lovers challenge ~ Red and Brown

well look forward to seeing your creations,
see you soon,



Saturday, 29 October 2011

Sent with love,

Can you believe another Christmas card from me! I mean you know I don't do Christmas till the middle of November lol,
our challenge today over at Basic Grey is
Anything goes
a lovely one for you, just remember to use a Basic Grey product and tell us which you have used,
I've used Basic grey papers from the Curio and Jovial pads,
my image is coloured with copics and her heart snow ball and snow flakes/drops are made using liquid applique again,
I have made a shaker card using the ovals and this other spellbinders  die which I must find out which one it is and also on the outside painted the edges with white crackle paint so loving this grunge look, yes I know I've told you before lol,
for a change I have torn my paper a little narrower to allow for the snowflake die to be used,
I have also used the doo Hickey dies of tag, and fence and used a quick cutz key die plus a Marianne heart die all these have been given the crackle treatment too,
The acetate front has some added lines on it which I did with my scor pal but you can't pick these up clearly on here, I will upload another later this week which I have done the same thing too and you will be able to see it on  that one hopefully lol,

I've made it so the tag can be removed for the verse to be read and then can be replaced is needed,
I left this fairly simple just edged the tag with vintage photo distress ink to match the paper edges and main frame,
the flowers I added a little white crackle paint too on the edges, quite like it too,

challenges

Totally paper crafts ~ Glitter it
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
Charisma Cardz ~ anything goes
Bah! Humbug ~ Die cuts
Magnolia-Licious ~ photo inspiration
Just Magnolia ~ Christmas

well, i hope you can join us, remember have fun,
hope your all ok,
catch you later

Friday, 28 October 2011

Hi girls,Just a little update,

Still been moving the furniture, then of course you have to refill the darn things, so I'm very tired as it's been hard work, no honest!!!!!!! lol
anyway just thought I'd apologize again for not getting round to visiting you, hopefully every things  back to normal very very soon,
will be back tomorrow with my Basic Grey card,
hope your all well and having fun,
thanks so much for all your lovely comments, they make me so happy!!
miss you!
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

It's snowing here,

No not here, only on my card lol, well you knew that right ! still with the chilly wind wouldn't be surprised,

I've made another Christmas card, using the latest papers from Magnolia, 
gosh they are gorgeous so love them,
Yes I've used her again, I love her she is just too cute, again I have masked her on the bench which was in the last range and is the football bench I think, anyway it works perfect for this,
I've coloured her using my copics, see told you they'd be back lol and have followed the colours on the paper which  has hints of the brown in the flower centres, not that you can see those much oh err lol,


Ripped and torn paper edges again, distressed with distress ink, white crackle paint, liquid appliqué for the snow, managed to find some more of this as my last lot ran out, still as I said  I had had it years, come to look at it  it looks more lighter too,
must have aged like me!
the trees are coloured, cut out and then layered with the liquid appliqué , and fixed with pin flair glue again,
the doo hickey fence die has been edged with Distress ink then the snow effect added too,
Challenges
TOMIC ~ Bingo~ bottom line, 
Magnolia papers/ purple colour /Doo hickey die

I finished  off the card with more crackle paint round the cardstock edges and on the flowers too,
I'm helping hubby move some furniture that was fitted downstairs to upstairs this week, so sorry I've not got round to you as much, will do so as soon as poss,
have a lovely night,


Monday, 24 October 2011

Aint' she an angel

This is another stamp from the latest Magnolia set, only this time she is coloured with distress inks, I know shock horror, what no copics, don't worry back to them next time lol,

I've used my tearing effects again, think is is so me from now on, papers are a mixture of Tim Holtz and Magnolia,
I've also used Nestabilities large oval, scallop and  Doo Hickey fence die, these I have edged with vintage photo distress ink as well as my torn paper edges,

wow how sparkly,
her wings and star are made  by using cosmic shimmer mica powder on then I have added a layer of star dust stickles over the top,
my camera is picking a little on her hair and yet when viewed normally it's not to be seen lol,
camera's and photography don't you just love them!!!!!!!!!

challenges

Magnolia Down under ~ get punchy

other bits!
seam binding/ ribbon/ pearls ~ stash
Flowers ~ Wild orchid crafts

Catch you later,
have a lovely day,

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Autumn's here

oh yes it certainly is, the leaves are everywhere lol,
for our challenge today at 
it's  Autumn Leaves
I've masked another favourite Tilda of mine onto a Magnolia log stamp, love this too as it's a perfect size and also masked these with the toadstool stamps,
Tilda is coloured with copics again then I have edged my image with white crackle paint for a  little texture too,
as usual my paper edges are torn then inked with distress ink, the main layer is painted with white acrylic paint to again give a distressed grunge look which I'm loving,
I used  small toadstool stamp which I cut out and layered with pin flair for my toadstools on the left, again these where coloured with copics,
the Leaves are a Tim Holtz sissix leaf die which has loads of different leaves and twigs on and is fab, these I also highlighted with the white acrylic paint,

Challenges
Deep ocean ~ fall colours
Everybody Art ~ mushrooms
Oldie but a goodie ~ Forever Autumn
Little Red Wagon ~ Fall Theme
Cutie Sunday ~ Autumn colours
Gingerloft ~ Halloween or Fall

hope you'll join us, remeber Tilda must be used  as your main image as for this challenge site as  Edwin doesn't win any prizes if he's on his own, poor Edwin!!!

sorry I've not got round to you been so busy this week, will get to you as soon as poss,
hope your all ok,

Saturday, 22 October 2011

whispering words of love,

that's what I think he's doing anyway lol,
could be he's just saying for pete's sake stand up!!!!!he he
for any one who doesn't know that's a saying round here, the for Pete's sake bit that is, am I waffling again lol,

right seriously, who me are you kidding!!  I've made another Christmas card
using the fabby sketch from TOMIC

Usual stuff on it,
coloured with copics and distressed  etc,
challenges
TOMIC ~ fab sketch plus let's get sporty theme
Magnolia-lictious ~ colour challenge ~ green/blue and clear or white
 Creative Belli challenge ~ chunky glitter

I'm in a rush so sorry for the short post lol
love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Edwin, for a change!!

I thought it was about time I did an Edwin card, again he is from the latest Magnolia set and he is so cute too, I'm a little puzzled by apples in his basket but hey what ever  floats his boat!!! lol,
This card is for our latest challenge over at 
and it's to use black in your card project,
check out the gorgeous creations the girls have made,
as you can see I've been tearing my paper edges again, think I like this, so you may be seeing a few more in the near future lol,
papers are a mixture of Magnolia and Tim Holtz,
I have distressed the edges of my torn paper and the snowflakes with Vintage photo distress ink,
the snowflakes centres are again Prima flower centres that I got from Simon Says Stamp,
My snowflakes are liquid pearl, but I haven't flattened these, still think they look more like snow when flattened though lol,
image is again coloured with copics,
the sentiment is another latest stamp from Magnolia,

I haven't had time to check for challenges yet, so will do so later, had a busy week this week!

Edited to add,
Simply create ~ shades of black
Christmas card Challenge 
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Free n easy,
OLLCB ~Let it snow
My time to craft ~ punches and dies
Fab n funky ~ beat up/torn or distressed
penny's paper-craft challenge ~ apples


hope your all having a lovely day, 
will catch up as soon as!!!!!!!


Monday, 17 October 2011

It's coming that time of the year!

Can you believe it's  so close, frightening lol,

I am in the mood for doing Christmas cards as these new Magnolia stamps are so yummy, this one is my favourite, I can't stop using her,
I've found out I like tearing my paper edges, so much fun to do then I ink them with my distress inks, also saves having to use lots of cardstock so the cards not so bulky,
my papers are a mix of Magnolia and Tim Holtz and my image is coloured with copics,
I've used some liquid applique for the snow, can't belive it still works as I've had it years!! and I do mean years lol,
The trees are from a large Magnolia stamp which has three trees on, I just stamped off two of the single small tree, coloured them cut them out and layered them on with pin flair glue,
A closer look of Tilda, isn't she so cute!!
my snow flakes! are done with my ice white Viva pearl pen I have deliberately squashed them to look more like snow falling, well hopefully they do anyway lol,
the large snowflake is a quickcutz die, again I've had for years, the centres are for flower centres really but they went with my colour scheme and thought they went ok as the centre for my snowflake!
my cardstock edges have been distressed with my distress tool too,

challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ Eulanda's fab sketch
Creatalicious ~ Distress your edges
The Pretty little ribbon ~ Anything goes

I will look for more later,

 Other items used,
Spellbinders ~ petite  ovals nestie 
Doily
Sewing machine
cheesecloth
Ribbon ~ gift
Vintage photo ~ Distress ink
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Fence die

hope you likey,
got the hairdresser tonight so will catch up with you as soon as possible,
have fun!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Oh another one!

But this is defo my last ,
 Halloween project that is lol,
it's time for our 
and yes you've guessed it it's 
Halloween
now I'm fast running out of ideas, so here it is lol

I've used the Sissix rickety house die again only this time it's a stand alone with out the basic card structure behind, the tree is a Magnolia stamp which I stamped in black on black card and cut it out, you can see the design of the  tree from the stamp up close too,
I've again used on of Lynne's fab digi  stamps do check out her site here,
the spiders, bats, and cat were again cuttle bug die cuts a gift from the lovely Christine, thanks hun,

Tilda and the owl are again coloured with copics and cut out, the bats are again on strips of acetate and I've used the white acrylic paint for detail,
Here's my semi dark picture, I had a brain wave and thought I'd take it in the morning as I needed to upload it, and got my camera and moved stuff for the picture, only I hadn't got the SD card chip in, so by the time I got that and put it in the camera, saw to the dog who needed to go out and got back the light was a few minutes lighter, hence the part dark picture, you didn't really need to know that bit did you lol,

challenges
Creative card crew ~ spooky fun
Scrap creations ~ Halloween
 Simon says stamp ~ Halloween or Goth
The pixie cottage ~ Dark and spooky
Cute card Thursday ~ Tree-mendous
Craft your days away ~ Halloween

Recipe
Spellbinders Rickety house die ~ card craft plus
pumpkins ~ Hobbycraft
Cheesecloth ~ stash
Copics ~ Card craft plus
Magnolia Tilda ~ Windmill craft centre
White acrylic paint ~ The Range
Martha Stewart ~ Swirling Lace PATP /Embsey crafts
MS Fence Die ~ Card craft plus

Just a reminder over at Totally Tilda we still have a Halloween challenge for this week too,

Thanks for all your visits, Kay didn't leave till quite late on yesterday, but the shock is I have a fairly quiet day today so will catch you later, I know shock horror!!!!!!!!! lol

Thanks too to all my new followers, lovely to see you and of course my dear old ones too,


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Don't go out after dark!

hi peeps, the challenge we have for you this time over at 
chosen by our Lou and it's for
Halloween/ Autumn / Fall
A nice easy one for you as I know you don't all do Halloween, as you know I have already done some Halloween projects but just couldn't resist doing another lol, I know gluten for punishment he he,
I made my coffin out of black card stock and added Basic Grey Opaline half pearls to it, I made the coffin plot out of the same cardstock and sweet Threads paper, the fence is painted with my white acrylic paint,, I'm so loving using this at the moment ,

Edwin is coloured with my copics, cut out and adhered using pinflair glue, as you can see I used cheesecloth for my webs again and those pound land spiders,
The bats were a lovely gift from Christine, thanks so much hun, and I stuck them onto some acetate to make it appear they are flying, has it worked lol,
Tilda is also coloured with my copics and I have tweaked  her legs so that she could sit on the coffin lid, again after I had cut her out this time I stuck her on with a piece of acetate behind, the flowers I have kept to the same colour scheme to match in with the ribbon, note to self must get me some more ribbons lol, love the way it softens, anything really,

The coffin will also close but thought it looked better like this on the picture,

challenges
Simon says stamp ~ Halloween or Goth,
Creative card crew ~ spooky fun,
Scrap creations ~ Halloween,
7 Kids challenge ~ Halloween,
The pixie cottage ~ Dark and spooky,
The pretty little Ribbon ~ Anything goes
Copic Oz ~ complimentary colours
Hanna and friends ~ Autumn/ Halloween

Got Kay and Tegan coming today, so will catch up with you later,
have a lovely day,
back tomorrow with my ATSC project,
have fun,



Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Christmas is coming!

Can you believe it's so near to Christmas, thought I'd better get cracking and do a card, lol
I've used another of my new Christmas stamps, love this set they are all  brill,
As you can see I've used my copics to colour her and I've used white acrylic paint on the edges after distressing with my distress tool,
papers are by Magnolia,
TOMIC want a sitting Tilda or Edwin and to use at least one magnolia Doo Hickey. I have used four lol,
Wild Orchid Crafts  want Christmas fun and Just Magnolia want anything goes with the option of coffee and cream,


My flower and doily are all edged with distress ink, and the doily has a little acylic paint on too,
I layered the flower up with a large and small flower then added a layer of tulle in between, only you can't see that very well lol,

recipe,
 Doo Hickey's
 ~ Tilda doily 
Doily flowers
Leaf and swirl

Tilda with cross stitch heart stamp
Sweet Christmas text
cheesecloth
Tilda lace
stickles ~ star dust 
Vintage photo distress ink
White tulle

Challenges
Tomic ~ Use a Tilda or Edwin plus at least one Doo Hickey
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes with the option of coffee and cream

Have you noticed I've changed my blog look yet again, wonder how long this will last lol,
have a lovely day, the weather is awful here it's pouring down with rain and did all day yesterday too,
see you later,


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Spooky Trail

Hi, got another halloween project for you lol,
our fab challenge this week at Totally Tilda is
Halloween
now I know you love doing these as seen across blog land so were really looking forward to seeing some of your gorgeous creations,
my house is a Sissiz die that I then put plain vellum behind for the windows,
my background is done by using distress inks which I blended using cut n dry foam,
Tilda's are coloured using copics,

we are being sponsored by our lovely Lynne who has kindly let us girls use her fab digi dies here, check out her stuff they are brill, thanks Lynne,

 I cut out two Spellbinders tag dies laid one on top of the other to create a border and then added Lynne's ticket on top at an angle, a few punched leaves and your done lol,
to create a more spooky atmosphere I used white acrylic paint here and there lol,
my pound land spiders are on here too,
Here it is lit up, hopefully you can see the effect, the tea light flickers and adds to the spook but of course I can't show that lol,



I made this to go with my luminaire that I put on  my blog the other day but I'll put on her just to show the two together, more pictures of this down my blog,






challenges,
Fussy n fancy ~ Fall or Halloween
Magnolia-lictious ~ Halloween
Creatalictious ~ Anything goes
 Copic creations ~ Saturated colours
The paper Shelter ~ Halloween party
Sarah Hurley ~ Halloween horrors
Magnolia Down Under  ~ Halloween
Just Magnolia ~ anything goes with an option

other items used,
Pumpkins ~ hobbycraft,
cat stamp free with a magazine
kars sm toadstool stamp
 cheesecloth
Tim Holtz sprocket gears
Raffia ribbon ~ hobbycraft ~ now discontinued
Marianne die
Prima flowers and other
tea light
bo bunny papers,
Black paper mania card stock
Martha Stewart ~ Fence punch

well guys another busy weekend but will catch up as soon as I can.
who says weekends are supposed to be for rest, mine seem busier than in the week lol
have fun!




Thursday, 6 October 2011

Apples anyone!

Hi peeps, well it's Thursday again, wow time flies at the moment so of course it's 
Paper plays challenge,
and it's for Autumn colours,
a nice one for you that and it's certainly autumnal outside today, the leaves are going every where lol,
Tilda's picking apples, we got a load from our neighbours tree the other day the apple crumble was gorgeous Jim  made with it,
Tilda is again coloured with copics, I first masked her with the pail of apples, the border is my favourite PATP and is called swirling lace,
my flowers were from a  gorgeous candy win, thanks hun I love them, the leaves were from a Sissiz die,


challenges
creative stamp friends ~ Autumn colours
Simply Magnolia ~ Autumn colours
7 Kids collage fund ~ Happy fall y'all
Anything goes ~ die cuts/ punches
Fab n Funky ~ die cut or punches

catch you later,
enjoy your day!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sweet Christmas Dreams,

Hi peeps, wow got my new Magnolia's, so cute!!
of course I couldn't wait to make a card with them and I needed to get going with some Christmas cards lol,
Image is coloured with my copics, don't think of all the colours their pinks are up to much but hey it's done lol,

I decided plain is defiantly not me! so you should see a bit more on the cards from now on,
I have distressed all the edges with white acrylic paint which I love to use and of course a hint of cheesecloth, again love this stuff but it's a nightmare to control he he,
I have also machine sewn my papers which again I love to do,


Challenges
WOC ~ sparkle with stars
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ cindy does distressed
Magnolia down under ~ Pink/white and gold

recipe,
Papers Magnolia / Bo bunny
flowers WOC/ other
McGill branch punch
snowklake charms and stars ~ stash
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ tag die
Glitter pen,
Gold leaf
dental floss
ribbon ~ stash
basil cardstock 

before I go here is the latest picture  of Tegan

 well guys, see you soon,
back tomorrow with my paper play card