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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Just for you!

Hi guys, well it's time for another challenge over at 
and our challenge this time is
Mothers day or a card for a woman

I've made my mums mothers day card as I'm  going to be a little busy later on with one thing or another
but more about that some time soon lol,

Thought I'd have a change from a square card and make a circle styled easel one instead, using a Marianne die I have,
the gorgeous Magnolia image was a lovely Birthday present from a lovely friend, thank hunny I love her,
papers are by magnolia and are machine sewn,

I thought I'd make it look as if she's sat on a pocket, as mums have pockets of love don't they, the heart die cut is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die and I've used a magnolia stamp on for the words, seam binding and a heart charm to finish it off,
the heart swirl flourish is again by Magnolia and the flowers are WOC and other,
Tilda is coloured with my copics, though I'm forgetting how to use them as I don't use them as much now,
the hearts have star dust stickles on for a hint of glitter lol

For the base I've used the same papers and also used a Doo Hickey tag die, the print is by computer, the butterfly is from some fabric I have,

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Midweek magnolias ~ open theme
Truly scrumptious ~ Distressing and die cuts
Stamps and fun ~ just a magnolia challenge
Bunny Zoes ~ ribbon or twine
Little red wagon ~ Flowers

Have a lovely day,
Happy Crafting
hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Susie Ponders

Hi guys, I'm back with another card for 
this time my image is coloured with my distress re-inkers, I decided to use  her on  a more vintage style card as the papers and image just seemed right to me,



Items from The Stamp Basket
 Stampavie ~ Susie Ponders
Hobby house ~  Ivory silk pearls
Memory Box ~ Willow Dragonfly die


the flowers are from WOC,
 heart swirl ~ Magnolia Doo Hickey
Spell binders ~ nestie die
Lace ~ stash
Memory Box ~ Bird cage die

Challenges
 Simon Says Stamp ~ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/Anything goes
Little darlings ~ Flowers

Don't forget Janet has a sweet crazy weekend special sale on too this weekend
25% of all Magnolia stamps and dies plus a special offer on selected papers,

wishing you all a lovely weekend,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx



Addicted to stamps blog hop reminder

This is a sticky post, please scroll down for other posts,

Hi peeps, just a little reminder that over at Addicted to stamps we have a blog hop going on for this week too, there are loads of gorgeous prizes, so why not have a go and join in the fun,
the challenge is 
Cakes and or stitching,
hope to see you there
check out my link here for details
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Sweet crazy weekend special

Hi guys, just letting you know Janet has a fabby   sale going on at The Stamp Basket

25% 0ff ALL  Magnolia stamps and  Doo Hickey Dies
and special offers on selected magnolia papers

have a lovely day!
happy crafting!
Hugs Liz xx


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Take time to relax

Wish we had the weather to paddle lol,
here's my card for Totally Tilda where the challenge is 
In Stitches
Stitching real or faux can be used and of course Tilda, Edwins only allowed with Tilda for TT,

I've used another of the new Tildas from the latest stamp club, isn't she adorable, for a change she's coloured with copics and layered onto a circle nestie,
my stitching is done by machine, it used to sew clothes but now it only stitches cards lol,

postcard ~ Lily of the valley
Papers~ Pion
Flowers ~ WOC
Heart tag ~ Magnolia Doo Hickey
Butterfly Border ~ Tim Holtz/ Sissix
pearls/seam binding/twine/metal corners stash
card base ~ Craftwork cards

challenges
Stamp with fun ~ Favourite colours
Papertake weekly ~ A stitch in time
Just Magnolia ~ Pastels
Lovely hAnlar only ~ spring

will check for more later, hopefully this is going on scheduled post so hopefully your seeing it lol,
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Fun in the sun

Hi peeps, well what do you think of the new Blogger? takes a bit of getting used too but managed to post already so should be ok,!!! lol
this is my second post today, scroll down if you want to see my cards for The Stamp Basket GDT
I've made a card just for for fun, it was too late for some challenges as I've had one of those weeks this week and even now just had to take the dog to the vet as she appears to have hurt her back, just what we need and her too!

Saw these stamps on my blog rounds, at first I thought I'd not use them but when I saw them I loved them lol, they are of course by Magnolia and are from the latest stamp club so don't know their names yet,
they are coloured with my distress re-inkers though i don't know what's happened to Tildas face! a bit too much sun I think lol,
See what I mean!

Now Edwin's  used his sun cream, isn't he clever he he, don't know it's wise holding a star fish though! don't they sting! or is it me that's got it wrong!

challenges
Midweek Magnolia's ~ use two images
Timbroscrapmania ~ Anything goes
Bunny Zoes ~ ribbon or twine? I've used both
Simon Says Stamp ~ fabby sketch

Just found out it's hard to view your blog when linking, anybody sorted that out yet? any help appreciated! thanks!!

I'll look for more later as Tilly needs a bit of TLC,
catch you soon, 
Happy Crafting

Two for the price of one!

I'm back again with my Creations for 
I've made two cards today using the same gorgeous Mimosa Hat stamp from Blidmalarna,
wow love her too,
for my first one  it's  more a modern shabby chic style, I think!

I've stamped her out twice and decoupaged her hat brim,top,right pig tail ribbon, flower and right shoe, these have been stuck on with pinflair glue for a little depth and height,
the main card shape is made using a grand nestie from spellbinders and the paper is 
the finishing touches are a gorgeous Memory Box Arboscello tree, I use this quite a bit, and also a Magnolia Doo Hickey Peony Petal Die, to these I have added star dust stickles for a hint of glimmer,
the gorgeous ribbon is by Berisfords and is white satin  edge sheer, the pearls are ivory silk pearls from the hobby house,
close up of the decoupage!

Number two is a  more vintage style,I think lol,

I've used a craftworks card scalloped base card for this one but I've made a mock criss cross effect top, the lovely papers are by Prima from the Meadowlark pad,

the beautiful white satin edge ribbon has a few Hobby House Pearls on too,
the gorgeous  Memory Box Willow dragon fly die has clear gems for the tail and has star dust stickles on too,
Bildmalarna with mimosa hat is coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've added another pearl for the flower centre,


Challenges
Bildmalarna Challenge ~ Bingo Pearls/ layers/ ribbon
Charisma cardz ~ Shabby chic

Janet has a fabby weekend sale on too,
10% off all MME paper pads
and 10% off selected Prima ones too,
so pop on over and get yourself a treat!

happy crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Animal Antics

Hi peeps, been so busy this weekend looking for an outfit to wear for a wedding, were we live a lot of clothes are based on casual so it's been a night mare trying to find something, still went to the Trafford centre and got some thing in the end, plus maybe a cold but that's another story ! lol

over at Paper Play the challenge is 
Animal Antics
and we are kindly being sponsored by 
Whiff of Joy

I dug through my stash and found this long time neglected stamp poor thing!

He's coloured with copics for a change and I've used my tag template for the main card shape,

Recipe
papers ~ MME Stella and Rose
Circle and scalloped Nesties
distress ink pads for the colour around the image
Tim Holtz weathered clock die
Magnolia Doo Hickey heart tag die
Small stamp set /studio G from the The Range
Twine~ part of a candy win from Maria, Thanks hun
Seam Binding ~ stash
Charms ~ stash
Happy Birthday stamp ~ Stampavie
Deco ~ Glamour dust
Distress tool

Challenges
Bunny Zoes ~ Ribbon or twine
Timbroscrapmania ~ Anything goes
Pollycraft ~ Cute critters
Anything goes ~ Tick tock goes the clock
Everybody Art ~ Card for a man

hope you'll join us,
Happy Crafting!
See  you soon,



Sunday, 15 April 2012

Addicted to Stamps Birthday Blog Hop

Hi guys,
over at Addicted To Stamps Challenge we are celebrating our First Birthday
with a Blog Hop! YEAH!!!!!


You should have arrived to me from Kjerstis blog,
 if you've got lost go here for the blog hop list,



the challenge is 
Cakes and or stitching

I've used a large spellbinders Grand Nestie die for the card base, 
I've masked Tilda with cupcakes  and coloured her with my distress re-inkers,
the doily behind her is a Magnolia Doo Hickey and the sentiment is by Cats Life Press,

I've added faux stitching for a change this time,
the papers are also by Magnolia and the flowers are WOC,
hints of Star Dust stickles are added here and there too,

challenges 
Die-ing for a challenge ~ Blue and Brown
Just Magnolia ~ Lace
Inspire me Fridays ~ Anything goes
Bunny Zoes ~ ribbon or twine

Please leave me a comment so I  know you've visited and hopefully follow me if you'd like to too,

To continue on the Blog Hop your next stop is 

Remember any time you get lost the Blog Hop list is on the ATSC blog,
Good Luck!
looking forward to seeing your creations,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

ps this card is also on the Totally Tilda blog where the challenge is to show the words Happy Birthday

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Juliet in the Fields

Hi guys, I'm back today with another card for 
this time I've used a gorgeous Stampavie image called
she's coloured with my Distress re-inkers

The fabby papers are by Prima and called Song Bird
the beautiful ribbon is by Berisfords and is cream vintage, it's lovely to use too,
the large 5m Ivory silk pearls finish off the corners, and I've added hints of Star dust stickles to her flowers



I machine sewed my edges and distressed them too, the flower die and fence are Magnolia Doo Hickeys,sentiment and doily from stash,

challenges

Crafty creations ~ Flower Power
Elphine house ~ Rain or shine
Little darlings ~ Pastels
Simon says stamp ~ April showers bring flowers

pop on over  here to see all the gorgeous creations the girls have used with the beautiful products and keep up with the latest news too that  Janet has to offer you,
Happy Crafting!

Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Bee Happy!

Hi guys, well the weather is still awful so I've done a sunny card to cheer myself up lol,
I've made my card following the fabby sketch over at Magnolia Down Under,

I've used a craft works card base for my main shape, added my paper then used Snow tex on the edges, I've had it a while and never used it so thought I'd try it but it was very dry and I don't know how wet /dry it was supposed to be lol,
my images are both from the  latest stamp club, gorgeous they are too and I've masked them together, they are coloured with my re-inkers again,
I've used the snow Tex for her wings too,
the text is made using small text stamps I have and I've stamped them on a Doo Hickey cloud die, then distressed this with my  distress ink pads, this too has the Snow Tex on,

I've used a hint of cheesecloth, a spell binders  labels tag and a  Doo Hickey Tag die in a pocket at the top, the gorgeous ribbon down the side was from a local market again,
the Prima flower has been distressed with my ink in the centre to keep in with the colour way,
I've used stickles glue in Stardust for the flower centre and the stamped flower too,

Challenges 
Magnolia Down Under ~ Gorgeous sketch
Simon says stamp ~ April showers bring spring flowers
Deep Ocean ~ inspired by a song ~ Dean Martin,/ The birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees

Wish the rain would stop and the sun would shine lol,
oh well catch you later!
happy crafting!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Wedding set!

Hi guys, well it's pouring down with rain for a change!!!,
we will need an ark at this rate! lol,

make a brew I've a few pictures! lol

I made these  for a wedding we're going to in May, where the bride loves Purple hence my colour scheme,

As you can see I've made a Wedding hat and matching card set,

the hat!

The papers are by Pion from Tracy at Dies to die for,and my images are all by Magnolia and coloured with distress re-inkers, I must admit I've changed my colouring style with these since I coloured them but hope the're ok,

I machine stitched the brim of the hat and made my own circle as I hadn't got a large enough die cut then! the flowers are from WOC and stash,

Kay's being her bridesmaid so I know she's having purple for her their dresses, 

This one is at the back and I've covered the join up with the same gorgeous heart lace, I got this from a market and I love it!
I wrapped a piece of cream tulle round the hat centre and tied it in a knot so the ends flowed slightly, hard work to get tulle to flow lol,

This is the other side of the hat, and you can see the pearl trim at the bottom of the hat that I also got from the same market,
the  Doo Hickey swirl is also by Magnolia and  I cut some of the butterflies off a scrap piece of the pion paper to match in and add some detail,

Top view of the hat, made using a circle nestie, again machine stitched, a couple of heart swirl magnolia dies on with pearls and flowers again, the scroll label is also by Magnolia and I added the text with some small alphabet stamps I have,

The card,
you still here!
thank you lol,

I wanted to bring as much of the elements into the card which is on the hat as I could, so I used acetate to show the papers off, the bride is wearing an ivory coloured dress, so this is why she's not in a white one lol,
again I've used the pearl trim for the bottom edge and  the same flowers and pearls etc,

It's hard work taking a picture through acetate as you always get a reflection from the glare,

I made a pocket style card for the back and again used a scroll to add their names, the same pearl trim is on here too,
the labels are made using a Doo Hickey tag die cut  three times and I've edged them in vintage photo,
This is the order I've put them in left to right,


This is left  blank for the hand written  sentiment 


And this just because cupid is about love after all, lol
Last picture

A matching box for the hat to go in!

well hope you like it and they do too, lol

challenges 
Just magnolia ~ Anything goes
Bunny Zoes ~ ribbon or twine,/ hope tulle counts
Simon Says Stamp ~ Favourite tools/ Spellbinders Nesties/ sissix Big Kick
The pretty little ribbon shop ~ Use dies


I will check for more later but if you know any please let me know, thanks
Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Birthday to you!

Hi guys, Hope your all having a lovely Easter weekend,
the weather is still dull, cool and yuk here but at least it's good for crafting lol,
Our challenge today at

Happy Birthday 
you must have the words Happy Birthday visible on your project and
 please remember to also use a Tilda on your creation,
we are being kindly sponsored by
Crimson cloud


I've used Princess Party Tilda for my card and she's coloured with my re-inkers again, I've die cut her using a couple of oval and scalloped oval nestability dies,
the papers are by Magnolia too and I've machine stitched them,

The flowers are from stash as is the lace, 
the sentiment stamp is a cats life press on which I got from
the swirl is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die too,
my card is finished off with hints of white acrylic paint,

challenges
Anything goes ~ Anything goes
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Totally Paper crafts ~ Bingo ~ Flowers/Die cuts/Blue

Just to say too sorry if I don't seem to be getting round to you.
 blogger keeps jamming me from  leaving comments on some of your blogs,

also I had lost my quick edit  widgets but I decided to change my blog look and when I did they came back, maybe a thought to try if anybody else is still having difficulty!

Happy Crafting!



Friday, 6 April 2012

Tilda's kitchen

Hi guys,
Well it's the Bank Holiday and it's freezing cold and dull, hubby's gone fishing with our son so it's a lovely craft day for me lol,
talking of which I've made a card with the Mid Week magnolia's theme in mind, which is
Homespun style

The images are coloured with my distress ink re-inkers,
the Molly Bloom stamp has a basket of Christmas baubles on the shelf so I masked this off and then masked the whole stamp with my Tilda stamp,

the papers are by Pion, love these!

The heart Tag is a Doo Hickey die by Magnolia, have I told you I love Magnolia stuff! lol and I've tied a bow in seam binding and attached a charm too,

The flowers are all from stash,

The Molly Bloom stamp had a frill at the bottom too so I cut around the hem line of Tilda's dress and put some tiny lace on to give a real lace trim, hope it's worked! lol

Challenges
Mid week Magnolia's ~ Homespun style
Deep Ocean ~ Masking or use more than one stamp
Simon says stamp ~ Favourite tools/ sissix  sidekick

I will look for more later, as I need to do some of my DT projects and yesterday I received my Magnolia stamp club stamps! oh the joys!!!!!

 Have a lovely Bank Holiday,
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Well saved!

Hi guys, well winter is well and truly back with us, roll on summer lol,

today is the new challenge for
and this time it's for 
A Shaped Card

our fabulous sponsor is




My card shape is made using a couple of the Grand Nestie circle dies, which I folded in half to make the card base,
the paper is by Magnolia as is the Footballer,
for a change he's coloured with my copics!
I made the Goal keepers net out of cheesecloth and the posts are a cut down  wooden skewer,
this is for a boy who's not into fussy or fancy so no more embellies thank you very much!!!


challenges
CES ~ No girls allowed
Stamp with fun ~ No Easter card
Paper take weekly ~ Anything goes
Scrap creations ~ Birthday
Simon Says Stamp ~ Favourite tools/ Nestabilities/ grand calibur

Hope you'll join in the fun!
happy Crafting!