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Sunday, 26 February 2012

You may notice I'm missing lol

Hi guys, I'm afraid I won't be blogging this week and maybe next, as my computer has gone squiffy and won't let me connect to the internet etc, so it will have to go to a pc repair place to be looked at, so I'm writing this on a borrowed one,
I haven't got access to Picassa though so I can't edit my photos etc, 
as if that's not enough our boiler has broken down too, hope this isn't going to turn into three things lol,
 soI will be back as soon as I can
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

For you

Hi guys, this may be short as I forgot to  write my post for our paper play challenge and I'm looking after Tegan lol,
our challenge today is 
for a mother/aunt/sister

I coloured this image  a little while ago using my distress re-inkers, the background is made using the same and it's got white acylic paint mixed with Victorian velvet on the edges, 

The dots are made using liquid pearl,
Challenges
Stamping scrapping ~ Say it with flowers
Deep ocean ~ Pink and brown

sorry will fill in with more detail later lol

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Roll on Spring

Hi guys, it's raining here again today, I hear down south is having a drought, I wish lol!

for my card today I thought spring, summer weather, trees, flowers, butterflies, and no COAT lol,


This is again done with my re-inkers, I think I'm getting the knack more now lol, well hopefully!
the main shape is cut using a Grand nestie circle die, the I've used a smaller one to which I've added a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch too,
my image is cut using a nestie labels die,
the papers are all machine sewn, I gave my machine some lubricant the other day and I think it liked it, it seems to have stopped making all the weird noises it was doing, so much for a non oil machine lol!
I've followed Kylie's gorgeous sketch over at Magnolia Down Under and used Doo Hickey fence and grass dies for the middle strip,

The gorgeous butterfly is from some Pion paper, love these papers so want more!

The stamps at the top were from the paper pad Botanical by Prima,
Flowers WOC, I made the twirls using the stems,


The tree is by Memory Box and is a  Arboscello tree die, love it too,

Challenges
MDU ~ Kylie's gorgeous sketch
Magnolia-licious highlites ~ spring is right around the corner

I'm back tomorrow with my Paper Play creation,
catch you later
 I have candy if your interested!



Monday, 20 February 2012

Something for a change!

Hi guys, I felt like a change this weekend and had a go with my copics, I have also used a gorgeous Saturated Canary image too, I know I mean what no Tilda! lol

I also felt like doing something really CAS for me, am I ill? he he,


This gorgeous Canary love image  is a freebie from her lovely blog and when I saw her I just loved her, I'm on a no spend budget at the moment so being free worked perfectly, I so loved her, I wanted not a lot of fuss so I have kept it all pastel  and soft,
the main tag is made using a Go Kreate die then I've cut the image out using a Grand Labels four die,
the gorgeous ribbon is from the Pretty Little ribbon shop,

Flowers are WOC, the film strip is by Tim Holtz ideology, the little pink hearts were from a craft fair and the heart swirl is a Doo Hickey die,
It's the first time I've used my copics in weeks so hope it looks ok,

challenges
Saturated Canary ~ Anything but square or rectangle/ oh err is my tag nearly  a rectangle!
Simon says stamp ~Tag it
The pretty little ribbon shop ~ Anything goes
Whimsy stamps ~ Anything but a square card

well got Tegan today so will catch up soon,
ps remember I have candy


Sunday, 19 February 2012

I'm dotty over you!

Hi guys, the challenge this week at
Birthday card with dots,

for my card I've used a gorgeous Tilda, and used liquid pearl for some dots in her flowers, tiny pearls for her hair bunches and dots on both my papers, lol

I've coloured her with my re-inkers again and used a nestie die for the shape,
the papers are Magnolia and other Prima I think though not too sure and these have been machine stitched,
the tag is a Magnolia  Bloomy Doo Hickey die and is coloured with distress ink,
the gorgeous butterflies border is by Tim Holtz and this has been coloured with Distress inks too,

The film strip is again by Tim Holtz , the flowers are from WOC,
cheesecloth and flower ribbon from stash,

Challenges

Scrap creations ~ 3 Layer cards
Cute card Thursday ~ Flower power
Sarah Hurley ~ Die cuts

I've been busy doing some projects that have taken a while, which you will see soon, so if you've noticed me missing a bit that's why lol,
looking forward to seeing your creations,

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I'm on a roll lol,

Hi guys I'm back second post today lol,
I've got the family coming later but till then I've been playing,
my neighbour has a Birthday this week and it just so happened to be Edwins at TOMIC too so how good was that he he,

There is a fab sketch on the TOMIC challenge blog too so I've followed that with a little tweaking as I do lol,
again my image is coloured with distress re-inkers, still practising you see,
the papers are by Magnolia and Basic Grey,

I've used the fab Doo Hickey flags again to make my banner and used a small Hero Arts alphabet stamp set I have for the letters,

These letters are made by using a Tim Hotz alterations die called Carnivale, I have distressed them with white acrylic paint like the card then edged them with platinum stickles too,

I've tried colouring his face a different way what do you think? lol

Challenges
TOMIC ~ sketch and use an  Edwin stamp

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my previous posts
I will catch up with you as soon as I can,
remember I have candy,


Koala Tilda again

Hi guys, yes I've used this gorgeous stamp again, don't you just love her! she's so adorable and easy to colour and she's the prize again this time at Totally Tilda, wow awesome or what!
we are of course being sponsored by the lovely Bron

the challenge is to use a Tilda with hat on,


I've again coloured my image with distress inks and I've even tried doing some grass lol, I layered my image using a labels 18 nestie I think, then it's on a Tim Holtz clock die,
the papers are all by Magnolia,
the trailing flowers are a memory box Catalina die, the fence is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die,
pearls are from stash,

the cloud die is also by Magnolia and the gorgeous ribbon is from the pretty little ribbon shop, the sentiment is by stampavie,
Lace ~  local market,

challenges
Sir Stampalot ~ In the garden

catch you soon,
ps I have candy

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Guest DT card for Magnolia Down Under

Oh how excited am I!
The challenge today is for 
ONE WORD SENTIMENT  ONLY
so like hello, love, friend etc,
and it doesn't have to be the main focus of your card,
for mine I've used the Doo Hickey flag die by Magnolia and added HI using a small hero arts alphabet set I have, a little twine holds it together,

I'm still practising with my re-inkers, need more practise, but I'm loving colouring with them at the moment lol,
my card started off as a basic square then I've added my own steps again,
I masked cutie pie Tilda onto the window stamp and added hints of glitter and liquid pearl too,

for my steps the front one has a Magnolia Doo Hickey lovely fence die on it which I have edged with vintage photo distress ink then I've embellished this with white rose ribbon which I've added some small pearls too,  some butterflies and  the swirl is a Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirl die, also on this step is Tilda with lovely lace shoes,

the inner step has two layers of the  Doo Hickey grass border die, on to this I've added a bit of lace, and some more flowers and the heart swirl again too, I've highlighted the heart swirl with a little white acrylic paint, Tilda with wrapped heart is on this layer,

She's my latest to be be coloured with my DI'S and I'm more pleased with her lol,

to finish off the card, all edges are machine sewn, talking of which my machine is making strange noises so I think it may be about to give up the ghost! lol
a lovely strip of lace, lace butterfly and  a  Doo Hickey Bloomy Tag die with pink tulle finish it off,

challenges
Magnolia-lictious highlites  ~ Vintage and shabby chic
Bunny Zoes ~ photo inspiration
Anything goes ~ Bingo - 2 or more stamped images/distress inks/die cuts/punches
Crafts and me ~ use a new image- I've used 3 lol
Paper take weekly ~ anything goes
Magnolia Mania ~ anything goes
Daring cardmakers ~ hearts and doilies
Totally Papercrafts ~ It's a rainbow
Just Magnolia ~ pink, pearls and lace
whimsy stamps challenge ~ love themed

I wish to thank the girls for their inspiration each week and for asking me to be their guest,


catch up soon,
ps: I have candy!
Love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

From me to you

with love!
hi guys, well it's Thursday again wow time flies these days, lol
of course being Thursday is time for our new challenge over at Paper Play and this time it's
Love letters,
it doesn't have to be valentines unless you want it too!

the image is by Stamp fairy who are kindly sponsoring us this time,
this little cutie  is called Toby love 2 and I have coloured him with distress re-inkers,
I've also machine sewn round the edges and round the heart nestie shape too,
flowers are by WOC and stash
ribbon from craft shop while on hols lol,
the little bag came from card craft inspirations,

Challenges
The pretty Little ribbon shop ~ Anything goes
Fab n funky ~ love is in the air
Little red wagon ~ Valentines day
My mums craft shop ~ Love is in the air
Simon says stamp ~ love is in the air
Crafty boots ~ Valentines
The cutie pie challenge ~ anything but a card
Whimsy challenge ~ love themed

I hope you'll join in with  us with your lovely  creations,
have fun!


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Love is!

The greatest thing, don't you agree? if you don't, don't all shout at once lol,
our challenge today over at 
Valentines love

I've done a criss cross card for my project and coloured my images with distress inks,
the images are by  Magnolia and are
cuddly siblings and cupid,

the papers are again by Magnolia from the latest sweet crazy love collection,
I have also used a  love heart border stamp from an older collection too,
the heart border is the cherish border from memory box, I have  one for my candy wins this time, see right hand side bar at the top of my blog,

the other border is a Doo Hickey die

Flowers are from a local market,

This is the tag for inside made using a heart and scalloped nestie too, the tag at the top is made with aa spellbinders shapeabilities fancy  tag die,
I used my hero arts small stamp set to stamp the letters onto the same papers and cut them out,
A pearl at the top brings in the pearls used on the front,
again fairly plain for me !

challenges
Tomic ~ Valentine
Just Magnolia ~ optional valentines
Deep ocean ~ love you
Truly scrumptious ~ Love and hearts
Magnolia Mania ~ anything goes
Sweet stampin ~ the one I love

hope you'll join us with your valentines creations,
 catch up with you soon,



Friday, 3 February 2012

It's candy time

Thanks to all who wished me a lovely Birthday and all the  beautiful cards and gifts I received as well
to celebrate my Birthday, yes I know a little late lol I have some candy
usual rules apply

It's open to my followers
I would love you to become a follower if you don't already do so,

I would also love it if you came back to visit me too and not just for the candy,

my candy is not open to candy only blogs and I will delete any that enter,

please put my candy on your sidebar with a link back to my blog candy, blog etc
well I'd best show the candy hadn't I lol
COLLECTION CLOSED


A Memory box Cherish Border
Fizzy Moon wedding bells stamp

I will draw the winner on 
Saturday 3rd March
good luck to all,
please link your name below




Please leave a comment too
good luck to all




Thursday, 2 February 2012

Just a quick post

Hi guys no card today as I'm child minding my grand daughter and I'm still not well, on top of that it's my Birthday today too lol,

I will be back soon with a candy to celebrate even though it will be a little late he he,
hope your all ok,
love and hugs Liz xx