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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

I said I'd be back,

And here I am I am lol,

had a lovely Christmas with the family, loads of fun and laughter,
Tegan got loads of stuff, she's one popular little girl!

I made a card for Simon's girlfriend using the colours over at MDU,
I had done all my Christmas ones but loved the colours so did a Birthday one instead,
the colours are red, cream and gold,

Shock horror not a hint of cheesecloth or grunge in sight lol,
I felt like a change and they do say it's as good as a rest don't they! and who am I to argue lol,
the bottom edge is made with a Tim Holtz alterations Border die ( ornate),

my papers are machine sewn and slightly distressed with my distress tool, the postcard stamp is by Lily of the valley,
 I've used the gorgeous Valerian flourish border on the right and is by Memory box,
Tilda is coloured with copics and cut out with nestabilities,
Closer view of the postcard, I inked this in memento rich cocoa,
the cream ribbon, yes it is there is from Sarah at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

My gorgeous tiny labels are from Tracy at dies to die for and are whimsy love mini tickets and I got the matching die cut that cuts them too,
I ran out of my favourite colouring card for copics, so the blending didn't work as good as it normally does, thankfully I got some for Christmas he he,
Flowers are WOC,
the gorgeous red flourish was sent by Tracy in my order and I love it and it went perfect with this card, I must find out what it's made with!

Because the card is shaped at the bottom I have used some more of the paper and decorated the inside too


Gold gems and heart ribbon  from stash,

challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ Red, Cream and Gold

will check later for any more,
I've got the lovely house work this morning, hubby's back at work, 
I'd much rather be shopping lol,

will catch you later,

Monday, 26 December 2011

Just a quick thank you

Hi guys,
just thanking you now for your lovely Christmas wishes and cards, they are gorgeous,
sorry I'm still busy today, with  you know who! lol
but I will be on here tomorrow and I will visit you too, oh I bet you can't wait lol,

hopefully you have not had the malware warning coming up too, I got a reply off Google telling me about the link to the site responsible and telling me to lose the link so I have and it seems fine now,
let me know if you find otherwise he he,

wishing you a lovely Boxing day,
Have fun!
love and hugs to all,
Liz xx

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

to you!

we have a challenge for you today over at 
which is for
Something new
New home, new baby, year, etc

my daughter has a friend who's just bought their first house together with her fella, so I thought I'd make a card for that,



as you can see I've used this gorgeous Tilda again, I love her as she was in the Christmas collection but can be used for other things as well,
I used a square card shape and have added a stepper style folded section at the front,
all my images are coloured with copics, no change there then lol,

the Sold sign is a Marianne die that I have added a small hero arts text stamp too, the flowers are WOC and other,
Magnolia fence die lightly painted with white acrylic paint,
my outer  paper is distressed with my distress tool and sewn the inner one is torn and edged with vintage photo distress  ink,
Close up of her Magnolia stamped car, the glass bits are done with diamond glaze,
Closer view of Tilda,

Side view

challenges
Everybody art ~ anything goes
Simon says stamp ~  bingo/ Multi fold / flowers / brads/ 
Bunny Zoes ~ fancy folds/shaped card

well guys, wishing you a beautiful Christmas
have fun and lots of happiness for today and next year too,
catch you later, lol

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Wishes For A

Beautiful Christmas Every One!

sorry I've not been round much lately, don't know where the days have gone!! well Tegan has a lot to do with it lol,

so this little post is to wish all my lovely blogging family a 
very happy Christmas and a 
wonderful New year!

 I will be back tomorrow with my ATSC
creation,

Have a happy holiday!
love and hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A little Christmas cutie!

I said I'd be back today with a picture of Tegan and here she is,
she was about eight weeks old when Kay took this photo she's a bit bigger now but it's just so cute I thought I'd put it on here to show you lol,

That gorgeous smile, she does makes my heart melt!
soppy nanna! lol,

I will be back on Christmas day, yes you heard that right Christmas day as we are having a challenge for Addicted to stamps lol,
don't think we'll see many of you on the day though lol,
 nor me for that matter he he,
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Malware warning!

Hi guys, I suppose if you got a warning before coming on my site then you aren't reading this lol
but if you are here I have checked on my computer and there is no danger and I have also checked on google and my site is not listed as dangerous either!
computers eh who'd have em! back tomorrow with a picture of Tegan!!
hugs Liz xx

Monday, 19 December 2011

A wish for you!

For a nice warm day lol,
I've made a card for my sis using this gorgeous Tilda, again from the Christmas collection, love her she is so cute, one of my all time favourites I think,
her Birthday is in January so I thought well we could have snow It has been known, and it will certainly be cold lol,
She's coloured with copics and has the usual white acrylic grunge effect on too,
layered onto an oval nestie then onto a scalloped one, 
do you like my new border die? I treated myself! well it is nearly Christmas and I love it, it's a memory box one called Valerian flourish, it cuts perfect first time and is so delicate,
other dies used are Marianne heart die and a Magnolia Doo Hickey fence one,
the Wish label is by Tim Holtz and has been given the grunge treatment too,
Flowers are WOC and the roses have been edged with white acrylic, loving this look,
My paper edges are machine sewn and are by Magnolia and Tim Holtz, one  has  been distressed with my distress tool and the other torn,

thought I'd show you a different view, lol
the gorgeous bow was in a candy I won from the lovely Kate, thanks hun,
the label is from stash and I've added a heart charm for a little interest too,
Aw so cute!!!!!

lots of cheesecloth have been used too, another of my faves he he,
I have followed the lovely sketch from Domi again over at Simon Says Stamp, because I loved it, so thanks hun,

Challenges 
Simon Says Stamp ~ gorgeous sketch
Totally Gorjuss ~ for someone special
 Allsorts ~ Blue and brown
Penny Black and more ~ Happy Birthday

Well best be off, Kay and Tegan are coming again today,
oh I can't wait lol,
I have candy!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Thank you

Is the theme of our challenge this time at Totally Tilda,
this is running for 4 weeks to the 15th January,
we are being sponsored by the lovely Zoe with a Magnolia ink magazine and a tag die!
oh wish I could join in!

I also wish to thank you girls for all your lovely 
get well wishes, I am still in a little pain but it is getting better,
I have a infection of the soft tissue of my gum so I'm on antibiotics,
still my teeth are ok so that's good he he,


as you can see I've used this gorgeous Tilda from the Christmas collection, she's great as she can be used for so many other things too,
coloured with copics again and  layered onto a oval nestie and lacy oval nesties, the edge has been distressed with vintage photo,
my papers are  by Magnolia and I've machine sewn the edges, the usual cheesecloth is on their too,
closer view of Tilda with her hints of stickles centred flowers lol,
I've also used some Marianne butterflies dies, these I have layered twice to give a little depth,
The gorgeous flowers are from WOC I think and I have edged these with glamour dust, I made some twirly sticks out of the stems,
pearls and ribbon from stash,
Tag, fence and card border edge are all Magnolia Doo Hickey dies, so love my Doo Hickeys! lol,
heart die is a marianne die,

challenges

Dutch Dare ~ Pearls~ stamped image~ Ribbon/twine
Sarah Hurley ~ Colouring

wishing you a lovely day,
have fun,
catch you soon,

I have candy!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Everybody needs a hug

Hi guys, I'm back twice in one day lol,
I think I've got an abscess under a tooth so I'm off to the dentist tonight YUK! still I don't want pain any longer especially over Christmas lol,

my card is using one of the latest Tilda's Christmas collections sitting Tilda with Teddy
isn't she cute,

again it's been coloured with copics, and the usual white acrylic paint and picket fence crackle paint has been used, reminder to myself I need more of this fast!
papers are a mixture of Magnolia and Tim Holtz shabby chic,
I've followed Domi's fab sketch over at Simon Says Stamp and also made my card for Magnolia down under which is to use items lost and found, well my hubby found an old stamp collection he used to keep, ( the date does say 1966) the other night and I've used one of his stamps, hope it wasn't valuable he he,
and you could say it's been lost a while lol,

I've also used cheesecloth which is used for baking and the pink string which was from on  a gift,
the charm is from stash and the gorgeous flower ribbon is UIT - hobby and crafting fun,
the lovely grass border is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die,

challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ sketch
Magnolia Down Under ~ lost and found,

catch you soon, send me some  luck for at  the dentist's! lol
Remember I have candy
xx

My last Christmas project

well till next year any way lol,
our challenge at Paper play is 
Christmas theme
so a nice easy one for you,
this runs till next year when were back with our next challenge on 
the 4th January,

I've had a change and done a half circle  scalloped edge card, which is a GO KREATE die,
I have then used a plain circle ones  for the inner card stock and paper, these have been distressed with white acylic paint,
Tilda is coloured with my copics and has lots of Glamour Dust for the fur trim, the Magnolia Christmas tree stamp has the same on too,
My gorgeous WOC flowers which I won the other day are edged with the white acrylic paint too,
on the top edge I have used my Tim Holtz snow flurries die again, this has been edged with vintage photo distress ink,
close up of Tilda,

challenges
The ribbon reel ~ photo inspiration
Bizzy Becs ~ Christmas theme 
Crafty Calendar ~ Cold and frosty
Let's ink it up ~ Christmas projects
Mad for Markers ~ it's Christmas time
Allsorts ~ It takes two
Drunken stampers ~ Glittery holiday
Timbroscrapmania ~ Bow card
Totally Gorjuss ~ Let it snow
Dream valley ~ Christmas
Paper Sundaes ~ Anything Christmas
Pile it on ~ Bling it up
Simply Magnolia ~ Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Christmas glitz
Creative stamp friends ~ Christmas crafts
Deep ocean ~ Let it snow
Paper take weekly ~ I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
4 crafty chicks ~ christmas
i copic weekly ~ Christmas

Phew the most I've ever found for one challenge I think lol,

so hope you join us, 
have fun!

 I have candy
catch you soon,



Monday, 12 December 2011

Tegans Christening day

Hi guys, no card today, just a few pictures of Tegans big day!
she was so good, smiled and gurgled at the vicar then fell asleep, not a cry from her, 
Bless her!

So proud parents,


At Nans house later, oh no not another picture! lol,

Don't you know a girl needs her sleep!


Oh well! if I really must a gorgeous smile for you, lol


Her gorgeous cake!

hope I've not bored you with my piccies,
it was a beautiful day from beginning to end,
and I am one very happy Nanna!!!!!!!

catch you later, as yes the star of the day is coming to visit again today
Oh I can't wait!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Oh Chrismas tree!

Oh Christmas tree
You seem to weigh,
 a ton to me!

Sorry couldn't resist! lol

Our challenge over at 
Snowflakes
a nice easy one for you,

Tilda is coloured with copics, as is the tree at the side, both trees have liquid applique added for the snow effect too,
my papers are Memory box  Yuletide are were in a gorgeous candy from Kate, thanks hun
the red ribbon is from stash and I haven't a clue where it came from lol,
sentiment stamp is Lily of the valley, though the lines are a separate stamp and I've masked them together, sorry don't know whose make  this is,

my snowflakes are a quickcutz die and I have coated them with lots of glamour dust,
distressed card stock, acylic paint and cheese cloth finish off the card,
challenges

Top Tip Tuesday ~ Let it snow
Magnolia Mania ~ Oh Christmas tree
Simon Says Stamp ~ Photo inspiration

Got Tegans Christening today so will catch you as soon as I can,
remember I have candy,


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Wishing you!

A stress free Christmas! do you need it now!! stress free that is lol,
I do I've made my cards, need to make loads of boxes, they may get their cards in January! lol
Our challenge at Basic Grey this time is

Anything goes 
and it runs till the 7th January

I've made another tag card, as I'm so loving these at the moment and they are so easy to do to,

My papers are Basic Grey Jovial and my Magnolia image Lightening Edwin ( Merry Christmas 2010) collection is coloured with copics,


again I have used my scroll from a craft CD and then layered a sentiment I got free from the net on top,
the usual distressed card edges and white acrylic paint has been used,
The border is a Tim Holtz snow flurries die, love this! will miss it when I have to do none Xmas cards lol,

The other items are a Magnolia fir tree stamp which has liquid applique on and a Tim Holtz weathered clock die,

challenges
ABC Christmas challenge ~ Y is for Yipee ~ Christmas is nearly here
Paper-crafting journey ~ Christmas creations
will check back later for more,

back tomorrow with my ATSC card, also got Tegans Christening tomorrow so were hoping for better weather as it's a good walk to the church from the car park!

catch you soon, 
remember my candy


Friday, 9 December 2011

It's in the bag!

Well it will be when I've bought it lol,
I've made this bag for Kay's Christmas present to go in, she adores purple colours
and loves Christmas so hope she likes it, lol


As you can see I've made it in a shaker style, I have scored my acetate again to make mock diamonds on the acetate  for a little added interest, don't think they are showing to clearly on my piccies though lol,
the snow is pin flair Ice Diamond and I've put lots in so you can see it he he, it makes a gorgeous sound when it's moving too,
the Image is of course by  Magnolia and is Tilda with snow heart, love this one too, she's coloured with copics,
my papers are again by Magnolia and my card stock edges have been distressed with my distress tool and then painted with white acrylic paint,
Tim Holtz snow flurries border is down one side of the bag and has been distressed with vintage photo distress ink, has as my inner paper,
I've distressed a quick cutz key die with more white paint and used a charm for decoration too,

My  spellbinders nestie scalloped edge die cut shape has been done the same way, her snow dots and heart are made using liquid applique, the roses are edged with the white acrlic paint too,
if you look closely you can just make out the diamond pattern on the acetate which I did with my scor-pal,
the back of the bag has a large sentiment stamp I've had for years, stamped onto a larger scalloped edge nestie which has again been distressed with the white paint,
the same type of  roses and a Tim Holtz Alterations Pine Tree die cut have been distressed the same way too,
the little stars add a hint of shine on the tree,
the card stock and papers are again done the same way and I've attached the Tim Holtz snow flake flurries die on the opposite side too,
Another viewing of the front lol,

challenges
Charisma cardz ~ No cards
Deep Ocean ~ Let it snow
 Tomic ~ Shaker card/ project with Christmas theme,
Cute card Thursday ~ Anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Simon says stamp ~ photo inspiration
cards and scrap ~ Christmas inspiration
Mad for markers ~ it's Christmas time

Just to say thanks to all my lovely new and older followers who make my day with your lovely comments, it means so much,

remember I have candy

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

How excited am I

Wow I'm so excited! I still can't believe it!!

The lovely Bron wrote to me recently and asked if I would like to make a card for her Christmas Advent Calendar
From the worlds Best
Koala hugs Tilda,
on her challenge blog Maggie lovers

Each day she is showcasing cards made from around the world with the theme

 an Aussie Xmas card
 using of course her exclusive Koala Tilda,
check it out here
Believe me there is some awesome cards on display, every day and is well worth looking,


I still can't believe she asked me! 
Now as you know I love this Koala  stamp,

Tilda with Koala is masked with the Magnolia fir trees stamp,  and being as our Christmas is a bit different from in Australia I have left off the snow and snow flakes lol, then I have cut out her foot and bottom tree branch so that they weren't cut off when I used the Nestie, as you can see these both sit outside the oval,

I've coloured my images with copics, my main card stock is distressed and grunged with white acylic paint, the outer paper is machine sewn as is the the main oval shape,
my inner paper is torn and distressed with vintage photo distress ink,
Close up of  my masked images,  I have a masking tutorial on my sidebar if your interested,

to keep in with the Australian theme I got some postage stamps off the net, printed them out and added them to the card,

Koala Tilda is available exclusively  from Brons shop
ShopBron 

Bron is also doing a challenge #3 here
 Make An Aussie Xmas Card
where you can win the exclusive ShopBron
Koala stamp
entries to be in by the 10th of December
and you must use at least one Magnolia stamp

Thanks so much  Bron  for asking me to be part of the Christmas Advent Calendar,
I've loved being part of it,

Bron also sent me a Koala stamp to give away as candy, link on my sidebar, it's open till the 7th of January,
good luck everyone who enters!

will check back later for any challenges,
catch you soon,

challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ photo inspirations

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