Saturday, 22 November 2014

A change from winter

Hi guys, as you know we don't really do scrapbook pages over here and i have only done a few, but the other day I came across this photo of my son taken at his happiest 
FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!! lol,
I thought I'd have a change from my cards and winter/Christmas themed projects and think summer,
He was on the verge of growing up and you could see the man in him he has become and yes he still loves FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've kept it quite neutral seeing as it's a fishing scene but added a hint of red to zing it!!!!
I followed loosely the sketch on Dusty Attic, so love their chippies talking of which the Lavender chippies has been tweaked with silks and Micro beads to tie in with the scene, 

We always have a laugh in our house, as he catches huge fish now and has won many a trophy but we still rib him about any tiddlers,

challenges
Dusty Attic - sketch


Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 21 November 2014

From our house to yours

Hi guys, thought I'd pop by with a card I've made using Magnolia cozy coat Tilda, coloured with copics again, I'm so into these again at the moment lol,

I've made this using the DD wooden door I got in my last DT Kit, I've covered it with snowtex and Liquid applique, the holly was cut from a die and I added a pearl for the berries, not exactly red berries but hey artistic licence right!!!!!
The bricks were also in the kit and I have just lightly added snowtex too,
The gorgeous papers are a download from Michelle R designs called Vintage Frost, the colours fit perfectly with the copics I've used,
The flowers are from Sweet Lilac, and the envelope with the sentiment in is from Polkadoodles WP5 collection, these are fab!!!!!!!!

copics
skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, 04, R22, R11
Pinks - RV91, 93, 95
Greys - C0, 1, 3, 5,
Hair E41, 43, 44,
Berries - R17, R59
Holly - G21, YG63, G94, Y11

Challenges
Tildas Town -Fussy and fancy or clean and layers
Crafty Calender - It's all about Christmas
The Abc - x is for xtra special
 Dies R us - Christmas
A Creative romance - Use your old stuff ( Go kreate die and snowtex)
Marvelous Magnolia - anything goes christmas
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Fairy wishes

Hi guys, back today with another card to show you how fab these packs are from Sweet Lilac, this time I've used some of the flowers from the Brights pack again, bright mix blooms and unlabled daises,

I'm in a copic colouring mood at the minute and loved doing her purple hair lol,
the pearl centers are from Sweet Lilacs bricks and mortar shop too,
Saturated Canary stamp - Tilly
flourish by Cheery Lynn,
Birthday tile digi - Etsy,
sorry I've not remembered to list my copics,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Another Christmas card

Hi guys, back again for Sweet Lilac showing how i used some of the latest Lights release flowers which i have used for Christmas, I love to use non traditional colours at Christmas sometimes so here it is lol,

Nikki a Saturated digi is coloured with my copics, liquid applique was used for the fur trim, I used some gorgeous Maja design papers again too,
the Magnolia Doo Hickey trees have lots of glamour dust on them as does the large snowflake die,
the Poinsettia die is by Magnolia and i just used some paper i had for cutting these out,

The flowers I have just grouped together keeping in with the colour scheme and added a pearl centre and added some glitter here and there on the top,
will check for any challenges later as I'm looking  after Tegan today and she's not well !! managed to sneak this on while she has a little nap lol,

Remember they have some fab offers going on at the minute, check them out!!!
Colour Theme Packs – Complete Set
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

We wish you A Merry Christmas

Hi guys, It's time for our new challenge over at 
the theme is Christmas,
Here's my project, but you may want to grab a cuppa first as there's a few piccies!!

I've made my village scene using some of the MDF houses by DD, covered with Maja Design papers then my fabby hubby made me a base for them to fix onto,

I added some of the new softboard bricks here and there and some of the gorgeous Sweet Lilac lace in the windows, this I got from their shop in St Helens - Crafts4U2do,
I also used a few of the beautiful flowers and leaves from their online shop too, these i lightly added a little gesso too for a frosted look,

I used Modelling paste on the base of my village and layered it to look like snow, the tree is made using a La La Land crafts die which I cut out 4 times on double sided paper , i used my ScorPal to crease a line down the centre of each die cut then stuck them together on the crease line, this gives a 3D effect tree, to finish this off I added some pearl string and lights,


I die cut quite a few twig die cuts for a wreath effect for round the round window and added a Dusty Attic chipboard bird, this I coloured with my silks, I added more of the DD bricks and coloured them with chalk inks, the charm has a little gesso on too,


The last house is a little smaller so is a little hidden in this picture behind my choir girls, at the end of the house I fixed a die cut lamp which I die cut 5 times in cardstock, glued them together for strenth, added Perfect Pearls aged Patina to give an aged metal effect, then added some flowers on the base and the top of the lamp,
I used a couple of white flowers onto the building to look like a mock star,

All the images are of course by Magnolia and are all coloured with my copics then fussy cut out,

As you can see I have three choir girls singing their carols,

I also used:
Tilda with two little gifts,
 In the snow Ski Tilda, 
Tilda in cozy coat,
 Magnolia with butterfly (dog and I cut of the butterfly)
Tilda singing Carols
Ski Star Tilda

Copics
Skin for all images- E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22, R30
Choir girl one
Outfit- RV91, RV93, RV95
Fur and tights- C0, C1, C3, C5
Hair - E31, E33, E35

Choir girl two
Outfit - B91, B93, B95, B97
Tights - C0, C1, C3, C5
Fur/ Boots - E31, E33, E35
Hair - E30, E33, E35

Choir girl three
Outfit - BG70, BG72, BG09
Fur/ Boots - E41, E42, E43, E44
Tights - C0, C1, C3, C5
Music sheets - E31
Leaves on sheets - BG72, BG09

Dog
 E31, E33, E35

Ski Star Tilda
Hair - E40, E43, E44
Outfit - B91, B93, B95, B97
Ski's - C0, C1, C3, C5
Boots - W0, W1, W3, W5 RV91, RV93, RV95
Tights - C0, C1, C3

Tilda in Cozy Coat
Hair - E40, E41, E43, E44
Outfit - RV91, RV93, RV95, C0, C1, C3, C5
Boots- W0, W1, W3, W5

In the snow Ski Tilda
Hair - W0, W1, W3, W5
Jacket/ Pants/ hat- E40, E41, E43, E44
Ski's - C0, C1, C3, C5

Tilda with two little gifts
Hair - E40, E41, E43, E44
Outfit - RV91, RV93, RV95, C0, C1, C3. C5
Presents - B91, B93, B95
For at night I added some working lights and wove them through the tree, in the houses and in the lamp!





Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Bloghop and anything but a card Christmas or Holiday theme
Sir Stampalot - Simply Christmas
Crafty Calendar - It's all about Christmas
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything goes
Cherish this - Christmas inspiration photo
Live and love crafts - Favourite Christmas combo
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia - Sparkle
Tildas Town - anything goes - anything goes
Time for Magnolia challenge - use the colours on your xmas tree
Magnolia mania - Christmas tree



Well guys, if your still here, thanks for looking,
Do check out the gorgeous flowers from Sweet lilac,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 14 November 2014

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Hi guys, just thought I'd pop by with a creation I've just finished using lots of whites and textures,

I've had this light weight cardboard display thingy!! for ages it was on sale once for a quid, well i finally thought of something to use it for lol,
sorry a few pictures, so grab a cuppa lol

I started off by painting the whole thing with two coats of white gesso, while that dried I embossed the snowy backgrounds for my scene using a Cuttlebug snowflake folder, this I've had for years too,
I made the hills effect by cutting hill shapes from white cardstock then adding snowtex on the top,
The trees were a gift so I don't know who's the die is, these I added a little snowtex too
I cut some deers out of a Impression Obsession die and the large stag die out of a crafters companion Die'sire die, for a little interest I added ivory frantage to the antlers,
The Lamp is also a die cut can't remember who's sorry, and i added a little snowtex to that too then added glamour dust glitter glue on the top,
The flowers are from WOC, and Sweet Lilac,
The bird house die is by La la Land crafts I got it from Bunny Zoe's, the poinsettia die is by magnolia and thos was given the snowtex treatment too lol,
In the snow Ski Tilda was coloured with my copics then fussy cut out, the snow effect on her is made by Liquid applique, love this for snow balls!!!

I made the cottage from a die and after I had cut the main section I put it through another embossing folder to get the said effect, the roof I added glitter glue too,
the xmas tress behind this are a Memory Box die again these have been snowtexed, then I added another Memory Box die on the base of my wall hanging for a night effect,
TIlda and Santa have again been coloured with my copics then fussy cut out,
On the base here I also did a bit of stenciling with modeling paste using a Tim Holtz stencil,

Last but not least Is another scene using the same effect hills, the sleigh was a die cut my sister cut out for me thanks Ann, and I added snowtex on the sleighs and glitter higher up, Mini tilda was then adhered on top of it with 3D glue after colouring and cutting out,
The gorgeous trees on the right are by La La Land crafts and again have snowtex on them,


Thanks for looking,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - white on white

I will check for others later,
Back tomorrow with my project for Sweet Lilac
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Something a little different

Hi guys, I'm here today with a card showing some of the fabby flowers from the latest Brights release from Sweet Lilac,

I've gone a little out of my comfort zone with this one, as I usually do paler colours, lol
the flowers I used are from the Bright mix blooms pack inside your Brights package, I added a pearl center which i got from Sweet Lilacs Shop Crafts4U2do which is in St Helens Lancashire  and i also bought the lace there too,

The Saturated Canary digi is called Sweater socks Fairy and I have coloured her with my copics,
and added liquid pearl dots around the image as well,
Check out these amazing flowers packages which should retail at £18.00 each set but you can get them for £12.00 with free postage,

Brights, Lights, Whites, Darks

or all four of the sets for £40.00

Do check out these amazing sets and the other flowers they sell too, they are gorgeous!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Showing some of the latest gorgeous Sweet Lilac Flowers

Hi guys, I've been very lucky  to get two of the latest ranges of flowers from Sweet Lilac in my DT kits,
the lights and brights packs,
these are just two packs from a four pack collection, the other being whites and darks,
the individual packages are valued at £18 but you can get them for £12.00 each with free postage or all four for £40.00 again with free postage,
I think they would make an awesome Christmas Gift or two,

Here is just one of my cards using just  some of the beautiful flowers from the lights package,
£18.00 pounds worth of value for just £12.00 with free postage

I used some of the  Pink dusk classic Roses - CR046 and Lavender cherry Blossom - BL003

they are gorgeous!!!!! and can be bought from here

The Saturated Canary Digi image Puppy Luv is part of a pair  but I only wanted to use one of them  so I fussy cut her out after colouring it with distress re-inkers, the papers are by Maja Design from Live and Love crafts, all stitched and distressed,

Check out  some of the other awesome flowers from  Sweet Lilacs other fabulous ranges too,

I will be back soon with some more creations  to show you using these gorgeous packs of flowers
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

New flower packs at Sweet lilac

Hi guys, just thought I'd let you know Sweet Lilac have brought out four new flowers packs, Brights, lights, whites and darks at fantastic prices,
Also they are giving you the chance to win one of the new packs,
for more details check it out here
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A little something different with tutorial

Hi guys, I wanted to do something different and recently made this card using some of my favourite things, lace, pearls and pink, lol



I made the flower using tissue paper, here is how I made it,

I cut about seven layers of different size flowers from the same Sissix die

Taking the largest in your hand layer up the same size rotating them so the petals are in a different place from the last, then take the next size up and repeat the process till you you finish with the last smallest, add a brad in the centre to hold them together,

Hold your flower in your hand and squeeze all the petals up and together into the middle,



As you can see you can't then see the brad in the middle,

Gently pull the layers down till you get the desired look,


This is the look i wanted, with still a little depth in the middle, 

Next attach to your chosen card and tweak the petals till happy, I layered mine onto a strip of corrugated card and added a banner using some of my favourite Maja design papers from 
The Marrakesh Trellis is by Dusty Attic and i fixed pearls onto the top and a hint of picket fence crackle paint here and there too,
The flourish is by Cheery Lynn, love this die and they cut so easily,
The lace at the bottom is also from LLC
Pearls stash, metal embellishment Bo Bunny, 




Love doing something different for a change lol

will look if it fits any challenges later ,

Deep ocean - Handmade flowers
A Creative romance - Pink
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween with a twist

Hi guys, back today with another just for fun card, Tegan's preschool teacher has a Birthday on halloween and so I thought i'll make her a Birthday card but Halloween style,

I couldn't resist using this fabby Saturated Canary witches digi again, coloured with my copics,
the spiderweb die is by la la Land crafts and the pumpkin is a DD paper art Halloween product,
The fancy edged die peeking out is a new die by Noor design,
Closer view,
I've used the Noor die inside too for the verse which says
 wishing you a Spooktacular Birthday!! only I forgot to photo graph it lol,

will check later for challenges if any going!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

My first Altered art grunge journal cover with Tutorial


Hi guys, back today with a project I've done just for fun!! had a fab time playing with stencils, grunge and paint lol!!!

I've done a tutorial too so grab a brew and a biccie as picture heavy!!!
List of products used below at the end,
Tutorial:
Take some Designer paper for the front cover, mine was too small in length so i joined it, the join will be hidden so don't worry about it too much,

When this was done i added a layer of clear Gesso to seal the paper,

Next I added some stencil work with a couple of different stencils and grunge paste,

As you can see when this was dry I also added a couple of bits of lace,

For some added depth and interest I added a Dusty Attic Skeleton clock piece which I had saved from  a previous  project, and layered this onto the bottom left,

To try to reduce the amount of pictures, I've shown the next bit with another DA chippie added to the top and some flowers too (not shown) and then I went over everything with a couple of layers of white Gesso,
While this dries take your journal and cover the front of the book with a layer of white Gesso too,

This stage is great fun, spray your desired inks randomly and to add interest you can let some of it run by holding it up vertically, if there is lots of ink in one or two places blot dry with kitchen towel then heat with a heat gun, you can also see i added a couple of clock hands in metal, these I left in their original state and sprayed over the top of them too,
Do the same on the journal cover too, oops got my shadow on this too!

To add definition I went over some of the chippies etc with silks for more depth and a little sheen,
I had previously coloured up this fabby Bloom girl stamp with my copics,(I bought this last week when on my hols and got another one too!! they just fell into my basket lol,) when finished I fussy cut it out then layered it onto a  scrap of paper keeping in the colours scheme,
When everything is dry add the image and  a little more detail with cheesecloth, metal charm, Tim Holtz sentiments and a little puple colour on the top of the cheesecloth and lace with distress ink,

some close up photos of the cover!



Recipe:
Bloom girl - Girl Karlie
Bloom sprays - Gilded, precious stone, Lime
Silks - Black,pretty Peridot, Emporers Gold
Dusty Concord distress ink
DA - Skeleton clock chippie
DA - Devine frame set
T/H - Harlequin stencil
Crafters workshop - Gothic Romance stencil
Grunge paste
Papers - 7 Dots studio - Cold country, Wave
Lace - Sweet Lilac
Flowers - stash
Cock Hands - TH- Ideaology
Glossy accents - (on buttons on image)
Black fine liner pen
Foam pads,
Cheesecloth
Metal clock charm- stash

Challenges

Bloom girls - October colour challenge
Thanks for looking,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx