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Friday, 29 May 2015

Gorgeous products at Lemoncraft

Hi guys, have you seen the most beautiful latest papers and embellishments by Lemon craft, called dreamy mornings, you can also see them here,
They are totally gorgeous,


Happy Crafting!!
hugs Liz xx

Yet another for the guys!!!!

Hi all, this month is a busy time for fellas cards in my family, I have my hubby's Anniversary card, his Birthday four days later, then I have my son - in- laws Birthday card the week after!!!!
phew!!! and they are hard work aren't they?
I've made my creation for my S-I-L this time because he's turning 30 and he's a plumber!!!
Actually I had some fun doing this mixed media project,

Sorry there's a few piccies, so grab a brew!!!!



I started off with paper Mache numbers, which I coloured with brushed pewter distress paint, when dry I took a semi damp baby wipe and lightly swiped colour bloom spray mist, precious stone over the top here and there, I attached these to a base and finished off with the same effect too,

The front of the numbers has a crumpled tissue layer on the base, coloured with black Gesso, when dry I added some torn embossed paper here and there too, the paper was a little too thick but it's my first attempt!! and next time i would also paint them with the gesso first too, but  hopefully I'll live and learn, lol

On top of these and in between I have added some Viva Gold waxes in Jade Green, Turquoise and Silver, these give an awesome sheen!!!!
When these were dry I then stencilled with grunge paste through a couple of different stencils in my stash, leaving some of the stenciling, the colour of the paste and some coloured with the waxes,

I also used some corrugated card, chipboard and bolts, cogs, washers and chain to keep the plumbing theme in!!! hubby came in handy with the chain, washers etc after getting a strange look from him when i asked if he had any going spare, especially since he's an Electrician not a plumber!!! he he


Talking of Plumbers, have you spotted him ??
Don't laugh, I hand drew him, coloured the parts, layering him up after fussy cutting  into separate bits, I  hope it will make him laugh!!!
NOT THAT HE HAS A BUILDERS BUM !!!! but i couldn't resist!!!!!!!


Let me know what you think!!
oh err maybe I shouldn't have said that, lol

Challenges
Tando Creative - Home Decor
Simon says Wednesday - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Numbers chalenge


Happy Crafting!!
Ps : I'm going to a craft show at Bolton Arena tomorrow, yeah!!!
might just see you there, lol

Hugs Liz xx


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Gone Fishing!!

Hi guys, it's time for our challenge over at 
and this time it's another take your pick,
Sketch 101
Colour - Blue and Green
Technique - Make an easel card
Product - Use glitter

I chose colour blue and green as it's  hubby's Birthday on Thursday and the colours were perfect for it,


I used this awesome Twiggy and Toots digi image from PolkaDoodles called Gone Fishing, coloured with my copics,
the papers are from Scrap and Craft and are from the Till the End of Night paper pack, I used a chipboard clock, coloured with gesso then a tiny script stamp was added on the top, I also added some liquid pearl dots on and on the image from The Ribbon Girl, the Owl charm, Memo pin and white Orchid flower came from The Ribbon Girl too,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

With A Heart

Hi guys, we're back today for our challenge over at Paper Take Weekly
which is 
Use something heart shaped in your work,
We are sponsored by the fabby
The Ribbon Girls again, thanks girls,


Insta Tilda is coloured with my distress re- inkers and i couldn't resist using her for this challenge because of the cute heart on the camera!!!

I've used some gorgeous products from 
The Ribbon Girl on here too,

Gutermann -  Cream Top stitch thread

Tildas Town - Happy Everything
In the pink - stitching real or faux
Simon says Wednesday challenge - colour inspiration picture

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Chocolate Anyone !!!!

Hi guys, over at Sweet lilac we have a vintage challenge for you

and at Magnolia Forever we have Delicacies, and sweet pleasures,
we also have a DT call going on, so check it out on the blog,

 I've made a vintage chocolate box for Tilda to sit on,
Sorry for the pictures it's hard to photograph,

Now i don't really do vintage a lot as I really struggle with it, so here's my take!!!!!
I kept the flower  colours cream and brown for an aged vintage look!!! and added some pearls and lace too,
Sitting Windy Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've attempted to give her a vintage look too, she has pearl dots in her hair but of course they are not showing!! 

Top view
I added yet more pearl embellishments on the box and a hint of frantage too,, oh i think you can see the pearl dots in her hair on this photo! yeah!!!

Challenges
Magnolia - licious - Blog hop - Happy Birthday
All about magnolia - flowers
Lovely hanglar or sweet Magnolia - flowers
Card and scrap - flowers
Avenue Create - Anything goes

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

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In The Garden

In The Garden
Is the theme for this weeks paper Take Weekly, so  flowers ,any image garden based, ie somebody relaxing in the garden or other,


I've used a gorgeous digi image from My Beasties called Garden fancy pants dreaming 
wow I love her!!! she looks so happy!! and carefree, she's coloured with my copics and a  white  Sharpie pen for the dots,
I also used some chipboard from Dusty Attic and a couple of Noor butterfly dies,
the papers are by Maja Design, I distressed the edges of the papers and image,
Jessica white Lace from The Ribbon Girl, soooo love this stuff!!!!
pearls from stash, oooppps just seen they've gone for a walk on the butterfly, off to put them back!!! lol
closer view,
copics used:
skin - E000, 00, 11, R22, 11
Hair - E31, 33, 35,
Hat - E50, 51, 53, 55,
Pot - E30, 31, 33, 35
Leaves - G000, 00, 05, 07
Flowers - R0000, 81, 83, 85, Y21, 23, 17
Outfit- B000, 00, 01,02,05
Boots - E44, 43, 42, 41
Socks - C0, 1
Shade - W0, 1, 3, 5


Challenges
My Beasties meet at the scrappers corner - Anything goes
Scrap and Craft - Lace and Pearls
Deep ocean - flowers

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Everything goes

Hi guys, i'm here today with a project for The ribbon Girl challenge of
Everything Goes with an image - shaped card or anything goes,

We are sponsored by the fabby Lili of the valley and The Ribbon Girl

I used lots of Ribbon Girl goodies which are all soooooooo gorgeous!!!!

Lilac pretty blooms
3mm Helitrope no 7 Berisfords satin, (It's hidden on the Mannequins waist)

I used Viva - Inka Gold waxes on the mannequin and my spool from stash, Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers, fussy cut out and layered on to the spool with 3D glue,

Challenges
ABC challenge - I is for inspire us
Sir Stampalot - Flower power
Time for Magnolia - Flowers everywhere
Deep ocean - Flowers
Tildas Town - Fussy and fancy or clean and simple
Fussy and fancy - Lots of flowers
Country View - create a scene
All about Magnolia - flowers
Lovely Hanglar or sweet magnolia - flowers


Hope you will join us in the fun!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Anything Goes

At paper Take Weekly, the theme is anything goes, with the optional extra to use no patterned paper,
Yikes that was hard for me!!!! lol

We are being sponsored by the fabby Lili of the valley,

 Here is what i came up with,

I used a gorgeous die from Spellbinders as the background design then added some Core-dinations card stock instead of the designer paper,
The gorgeous bird cage is by scrapiniec and i bought it from Scrap and Craft, I have linked up to the birdcage as they don't seem to have it with the bird at the moment, I edged  with vintage photo distress ink and pearls for the cage and coloured the bird with dusty concord distress ink too,

The organza rose lace is from The Ribbon Girl,

The beautiful flowers are from Sweet Lilac as are the leaves, I added a acetate butterfly by Maya design then used some of my pearls from stash for the body,
The large pearl string is from live and Love crafts,


Go check out my teamies creations too,
happy crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Happy Birthday mum

Hi guys, over at The Ribbon Girl we have a lovely challenge for you 

Card for mother/ mum/ female,
it came in really handy as it was my mums 85th Birthday on Thursday,

My mum loves pink and roses so i couldn't resist using this image from Polkadoodles by my lovely friend Nikky,
This time I've coloured her with my copics,
She's called Octavia Moonfly Rose Garden, isn't she gorgeous!!!! so wish i had her figure lol,

The Ribbon Girl products used:
the Gorgeous ribbon is "Eloise" Dusty Pink Guipure Lace,
Pink Tulip - Seam Binding,
Dollie,
Memo pin
3mm sticky tape
Orchid - small white
Beaded Berries - Pink / pale pink
Cheesecloth
3mm Oval white pearl string

The papers are by Maja Design, dies are by magnolia, I made  the sentiment on my computer,
As always the winner will get a £10.00 gift voucher from TRG and a £10.00 gift voucher from Lili of the valley,

Polkadoodles - anything but square
Whimsy inspirations - colour a image
Kit n Clowder - inspiration photo

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Once Upon A Time

Hi Guys,  over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you,
Once upon a Time
use a princess, prince or both,

Here is what I've created,




Here is what I've created,

I decorated the carriage shape with flowers from Sweet lilac, the lace on the carriage is from
 The Ribbon Girl as  is the Organza Rose lace on the wheels and the white pearl trim too,
Tilda is coloured with my D- Re-inkers, fussy cut out and layered onto acetate as is the carriage to make it a stand alone project,
this is probably another that will finish up with tegan, lol

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