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Friday, 27 March 2015

Spring Time

Hi, I thought I'd pop by with a project I've been on with, it started off with a plastic egg you can split in half to store sweets in,
It also had a hanging hoop on the bottom so i cut that off, then applied strips of tissue paper with mod podge, when dry I added some acrylic paint to the outside and inside of both pieces,
When dry I adhered one of the halves on the base of the other, 
I coloured Tilda with lamb with my distress pens and finished off with a little re-inker too,
the base has some cheesecloth and  gorgeous flowers from my stash I think they were Prima ones, the glittered eggs are from Scrap and craft,I used the Noor grass die again, the stamen bunch is by Magnolia, rolled paper rose is from The Ribbon Girl,

I added some gorgeous white church window lace from the Ribbon Girl to the outer edges of the egg too,

Challenges
Time for Magnolia - Spring is in the air
Marvelous Magnolia - Floral frenzy
Tilda's Town - Anything goes


Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A cut Above

Hi guys, 
Over at Paper Take Weekly we have a fab challenge for you
A Cut Above,
this can be die cutting, fussy cutting, or using punches or any interpretation of your own!!


We have some friends who's christening their daughter soon so I thought this would fit in brill for the challenge theme too,
The adorable baby digi is by Mo Manning and is coloured with my copics the fussy cut out, I love my rubber stamps but digi's are so handy for when something comes up and you need a beautiful image that just fits the bill,
 I added hints of glitter to her dress, though typically it's not showing on here so well, I then layered her on top of some flowers and a die cut doily,
the fabric flower is from scrap and craft and the rest from Sweet lilac,
The beautiful lace is from The Ribbon Girl as is the top stitch thread too,
The papers are again from scrap and craft from the Heart painted paper pack, so looove this pack of papers, the chipboard corner detail and Christening day also was from there too,

I also made them an exploding cake box,
Using the gorgeous papers again, Sweet Lilac flowers on the lid and gorgeous edged ribbon from TRG,

The inside has more of the papers from the pack,

I again used the same digi image to keep the theme flowing and cut her out using a spellbinders circle and scalloped circle die, the flowers are from stash I've had years!!!!!
the rest have the date of the christening, and sentiments done on my computer, the pearl hearts are again from my stash,

I made the cakes using a similar way to the way I make my boxes for cards only added another layer for underneath to give them some support, then they got the same lovely papers used on the sides and tops,
I used some lace to give a pretty effect too, the button letters are again from my stash, I used one of those adorable teddies again, and yes still not found any more!!! then I stamped a small stamp in my stash with a couple of candles and a bible on it and fussy cut it out to sit on top of the cake to fit the occasion,

So I thought well that's a cut above too, lol

Recipe
15mm White church window guipure lace - TRG
Top stitch thread - TRG
Ruffle edge sheer Ribbon - TRG

Heart painted papers pack - scrap and craft
Chipboard pieces - scrap and craft
Fabric flower- scrap and craft

Flowers - sweet Lilac

Challenges
Mo Manning - Anything goes - optional green
In the pink - lots of layers
Scrap and craft - flowers
As you like it - favourite type of stamp -  digi or rubber



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

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Check this out!!!!


March Giveaway at The ribbon Girls

gorgeous or what!!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy ............

Hi guys, over at Paper Take Weekly we have a fab theme for you
Happy .........
some of you may have seen a hint of this as my stupid computer started playing up and I finished up posting it!!!!! nothing to do with me of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well I've used Happy Birthday as it was Kay's 30th Birthday last week, eeek my baby is 30!!!!!
anyway!!! breath deep Liz, one two one two, lol
 So here's a few things I made for her,
lots of pictures so maybe grab a brew first!!!!!!!!!!
The card!

I was in a mood for something different from the norm again and Kay isn't into overly fussy or fancy and has Owls in her lounge, well not literally but on her cushions and ornaments etc, lol so to keep in with the theme I based my stuff on that!!!
the papers are a mixture of Maja design and Magnolia, the  beautiful flowers came from Sweet Lilac, the stamens are a mixture of Magnolia and other, the natural fibers are from hobby Craft,
The Noor musical note came from Icon,(wow are they good prices!!!!!!, no postage and quick), I must admit I trimmed it down a little as it was too big for the space I had,

The 30 numbers are a large sissix die I've had donkeys years and I cut them out and laid them onto a piece of vellum so the background colours still showed through,
The chipboard owl is by Tando Creative and i coloured it with copics,
The beautiful ribbon is from the ribbon girl,
The Happy Birthday chippie is by Scrap and craft which i painted with acrylics,

The Gift envelope!!

Kay wanted money for her Birthday so I made a gift envelope to put it in, I used some more of the gorgeous flowers and stamens and a leaf die from my stash, I cut the edge with my trimmer,

Exploding cake box


This was hard to take a picture of, the lid is on the back right and again I used some of the gorgeous ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, papers , flowers etc for the lid,
I left the top cake flowers flat for the lid to fit on, the flowers on the side of the cake are from TRG all listed below,

Closer view of all the top of the box,

The last one!!

I bought the bare MDF 30 and base from Anna Marie designs and painted, distressed, sanded and added a crackle effect on the pieces to start, when dry i added a little stenciling here and there to bring in the green colour,
The flowers are again from Sweet Lilac, the stamens Magnolia and other,
the chipboard  music notes are again by Tando Creative and I kept them to their original colour,
Again i used one of the owls and coloured it with my copics the adhered it with 3D glue,

kay loved it so that was good, lol

recipe
Crafters workshop - Mini quaterfoil stencil
30 MDF = Anna Marie Designs
Paper Artsy - chalk acylic - opaque
cosmic shimmer matt chalk paint- blueberry crush
 Imagination crafts - Chalkies stamping paint - Moss
Sweet Lilac - flowers and magnolia stamens
The Ribbon Girl - Helitrope No 7 Berisford satin ribbon
Tando Creative - Mini Owls
Copics - Y21, YG03, 100, vo4,
Tim Holtz - crackle paint clear
Gesso white
Dusty concord distress ink

Challenges
Live and love crafts - photo inspiration
The ABC Challenge F for Festive - (Birthdays, Easter etc)
Country View - anything goes
Dies R us - Shades of green
Tando Creative - anything goes
Avenue Create - Anything goes
Card and scrap - use layers
That's crafty - Wings n' things

if your still here thanks for looking!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx




Sunday, 15 March 2015

A gift for you

Hi guys, I hope this posts ok as my computer is really doing some strange things today, I had wrote this post, put it on schedule then went to write another post and that went on live too soon and this one disappeared altogether!!!! I mean what!!!!
so here goes again!!!

Over at Magnolia- Forever we have add a charm challenge
and at Sweet lilac it's spring time,

This little bag was in my stash and thought it needed a little TLC,
the papers are by Maja Design and are machine sewn and some distressed as well,
Tilda loves me, not is coloured with my copics and layered onto a spellbinders oval and scalloped oval die,
The gorgeous flowers are of course by Sweet lilac as are the leaves too,
the border trim is a Martha Stewart punch I've had for years and thought that needed some TLC too,

The fab corrugated heart was a gift from the lovely Emilia at scrap and craft, thank you hun,
I've tied my charm onto some lovely twine from the Ribbon Girl, the lace is also from Sweet Lilac but from their bricks and mortar shop in St Helens,

Challenges
Magnolia-licious - spring blog hop and circles, dots, splats and dots
Tilda's Town - Use Dies or punches
7 Kids - Anything goes optional Green
Fussy and  fancy challenge - Ribbons and lace
Simply Magnolia - flowers

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

For mum

Hi guys, over at Paper take Weekly we have a lovely challenge for you
Mum's the Word,
we are being sponsored by the lovely Christine of Paper Nest Dolls,
my mum is nearly 85 so i have made her a card a little different from usual, well you know me i do like a change!!! lol

I have made a 5" x &7" for a start lol and used some of the beautiful Heart painted papers by Lemoncraft from Scrap and craft, I love this pack so much I've ordered some more!!!!
the loopy die cut is by Memory Box which i got last week from a craft fair, love this too,
on top i added a chipboard piece again from Scrap and Craft because for those who know me know I also love chipboard!!!!!
The large organza pink flower was from Emilia at Scrap and craft too which went with the papers, the white one is from my stash, the  other flowers are from Sweet Lilac,

I added a small tag and added some wooden letters I had again in my stash, and to finish off the center display I added hints of cheesecloth here and there,
the Butterfly was also in the paper pack,

Recipe
Lemoncraft - Heart painted papers - Scrap and craft
Chipboard shape - Scrap and craft
Pink fabric flower - Scrap and craft
Memory box die - La Rue Flourish
Tulle
Stamens - Magnolia
Nellie's multi frame tag

Challenges
Scrap and Craft - mothers Day
Cardabilities sketch - 118
The shabby Tea room - hint of pink
Lemoncraft blog - fan friday

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

Friday, 6 March 2015

Welcome to the Winter Ball


I'm here today with a daft project I had running round my head which just had to be done lol, actually I made it for Tegan's room and she loved it, so i'm glad I did, lol

I made her a Winter Ball held in a castle!!! and tried to make it a little Frozen like!!
anyway Tegan looked at it and said Frozen straight away so it must have worked in a quirky sort of way!!!
The gorgeous images I used are of course from the super talented Christine at  The Paper Nest Dolls and it will be shown here, pop over and have a look to see other gorgeous works too,
All the images are coloured with my copics then fussy cut out, a strip of acetate placed behind and glued in place, 
I used a piece of xmas Maja Design paper for the floor to look wintery and added a chipboard Park Avenue fountain from Scrap and Craft, I added a little stickles to the base and cut a flourish of acetate for the frozen water jet, see I have watched Frozen a few times lol,
flowers are from Sweet Lilac,







PND used
Princess Rose, Masquerade Ellie, Ballgown Ellie, Ballgown Avery, Snow princess,

copics used:

 Princess Rose
  skin E000, 00, 11, 13, R11 ( used for all)
Hair - E35, 33, 31, 30
Purple - V15, 17, 09
Rose - V91, 93, 95
Greens - YG 63, G94
Black - C7, 5, 3, 1
............................

Snow princess
Skin - as above
Hair - E44, 43, C1, C3, E70, 71, W1, 3
Cape - BV21, 00,/ B02, 00 000
Dress - B12, 00, 0000
Bodice - C7, 5, 3, 1,
........................

Masquerade Ellie
Hair - E44, 43, 41, 40
Dress - B97, 95, 93, 91, C7, 5, 3
...........................

Ballgown Avery
Hair - C5, 3, 1, 0
Dress - Rv95, 93, 91

Ballgown Ellie
Hair - E44, 43, 41, 40
Dress - C5, 3, 1 B97, 95, 93, 91

Challenges
World wide open day - show us your digi work
Crafting for all season's - Girly Girls
Simon Says Wednesday - Special lady/ feminine
Thanks for looking!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Ladies Day

Hi guys, back again with our Paper Take Weekly challenge which this time is
Anything Goes -optional home made flowers,
were being sponsored by the Lovely The Ribbon Girls, yeah thank you Mary and Andrea,

It was my Birthday last month and with some of my money I saw this dress form in a local shop and it just had to fall into my basket!!!!!
As you know i love to do something different for a change,
there are a few pictures, so grab a brew first lol,


It started out brown as it's made of paper mache, so i painted the whole thing with white gesso first,
the bodice had quite a wide bottom, lol so i was stuck to what would look right, so after much humming and haring I came up with this,

If you look closely you will see I started off with some tissue paper strips onto which I had stamped a script stamp, I tore the strips up the applied to the bodice using mod podge, this was to give her a bodice effect as the dress form has quite a good shape on her top half and so she needed her modesty!!!!  when this was dry I made the over bodice by using the wet paper technique to fold, mould and shape the paper to fit, before gluing I added a strip of lace on the top,
I will go back to the hat later,


Again using the same technique i then made an under the bust part of the dress/ costume by roughly following the design of the dress form and down to just past her waist,


The inner dress is made up using two different designer papers shaped and layered with a little tulle in between too, over this I shaped and made  soft pleat effects for the skirt to go over the top, I added the smaller lace before gluing to the dress form and the larger lace  after it was attached to the rest of the dress form,
To finish the dress off I used a few different flower dies from my stash, made them up using some maja design papers then applied them where i thought they looked right, the flourish is by Cheery Lynn,

To  finish off the top of the dress form which looked a little bare I made a hat out of the same papers, using some circle dies and a strip of paper, I sort of made it up as I went along!!!! but I like the finished look,
again I used some more of the hand made flowers and cut a little bit off another of the flourishes to tie it all in,

I finished off the base with a rub on, which says yesterday, today, tomorrow,
I really enjoyed doing this and would love to do more!!!!!

Dress form - Indigo blue
Tissue paper
Bo Bunny - it is written text stamp
Papers - Till the end of Midnight from - scrap and craft
 45mm  Jessica white Guipure Lace - TRG
White droplet Venise Lace - TRG
Cheery Lynn flourish die
Kraft card stock
Maja design papers
Tulle - stash
Kaiser craft - rub ones - Miss Empire

Challenges
Country View - anything goes
Dies R Us - Monochromatic
As you like it - Favourite project and why
Crafts galore - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
World wide ope challenge



Well I hope you've enjoyed your visit, and will join us in the challenge too,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx



Sunday, 1 March 2015

Aw so cute

Hi guys, back today with a card for 
 The Ribbon Girl  card challenge which is to use flowers,
the prize is a £10.00 gift voucher from The Ribbon Girl and a £10,00 Gift Voucher from Lili of the Valley too, yeah!!!!

and magnolia Forever which is so cute - pets,

I remembered I had this adorable free Magnolia stamp off one of the magazines they used to do and thought that's cute so it fit the challenge lovely, I also used one of the tiny hearts from magnolia too, kiss stamped,
Tilda with puppy is coloured with my copics, yes I'm in copic colouring mood, my DI'S are feeling neglected lol,
oops!!! best show you the piccie hadn't I!!!!

The beautiful flowers of course from The Ribbon Girl are 
Kort and Godt rolled paper roses- pink,  Large Rose bud Pink and Hip Rose bud Pale pink,
so love these,
I also used  white droplet Venise lace from The Ribbon Girl Too and some of the white opal  liquid pearl,

copics:
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 13, R11
Hair - E44, 43, 41, 40
Dress and shoes  - RV95, 93, 91
Gillet - W3, 1, 0
Tights - E43, 41, 40
Puppy - C5, 3, 1, 0
Basket - E35, 33, 31
Shadows W5, 3, 1, 0

Challenges
Bunny Zoe's - one for the girls
Magnolia-licious - Bingo Board - Lace/ die cuts/ flowers
Deep Ocean - Our Furry Friends
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Frame it out
Lovely haenglar or sweet magnolia - favourite embellishment - lace/ flowers

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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Card for paper Take Weekly challenge and mini Tutorial

Hi guys, phew these weeks go fast don't they, anyway it's time again for the latest challenge over at 

paper Take Weekly
which is Take your pick,

Choose sketch 98 or free for all,
cool colours from the colour wheel
Technique- Masking - make a scene using 2 or more images
Use Kraft card,
go to the challenge site for more details,

I've used all of them,

I've masked Tilda goes shopping with Boutique shop window,( I've done a little tutorial of this technique which is below), I coloured the images with my copics and cut out the shape using a Go Kreate die,
The gorgeous flower is from The Ribbon Girl, the flourishes are from Cheery Lynn again, love this flourish!!!!

Masking Tutorial shown for this card,

Take your chosen stamps, and stamp the one to be in the foreground first onto your chosen card stock, make sure you leave plenty of room for the background stamp,

Next make a mask of the foreground stamp, ie Tilda goes shopping, I used 2 post it notes, layered together as my image was larger than one piece, you then stamp on your image and cut around the outline, here I left the right hand side on it, as i wanted the mask to stick down better and because the background stamp wasn't going near there, you can of course cut all the way round and is what you usually do if your not being lazy like I was lol,
Place your mask carefully over your stamped image, so none of the bottom stamp shows, as shown.


Take your background stamp and a stamping system for masking, ink your stamp and  place your stamp onto your stamping block and then take this to the stamping system,mine consists of 2 acrylic pieces,  one is a upside down L shape and a oblong acrylic piece  which you fit together in the angle shown, ( top Left) then take your background stamp and fit it into the angled corner too, as shown, hopefully you can just make out the larger acrylic piece underneath, that my stamp block is stamping onto,
 lift your stamped image up and you should then have a light image on your masking system acrylic block,
This picture is the background image on the masking system so you can place it over your masked image, to place it  where you want it to be, ie, left, right, up down etc, I made most of the Boutique letters visible and the window higher then Tilda's feet to look like it's in a building as she's walking past, when you have this where you want it, carefully lift the larger piece of the masking system off your masked image making sure you don't move the upside down L shaped piece, as this is your guide for your stamp background, if you do move it just go back and align it all up again,

PS: sorry I've just noticed the bits of old stamping on my masking system at the bottom of the picture, I once used a permanent ink for another project and it won't come off, so just ignore that bit 


Take your inked up stamp on your stamp block and making sure it fits into the angled corner of your upside down L shaped masking system, stamp your background image over your masked image, as shown above,

This is what it will look like after you have removed the background stamp, parts of the stamp will be on the mask, this is what it should be so don't worry!!! at this point remove your Tilda mask, you can reuse this later some time or throw it away,

This is the finished look, I hope this has made sense as it's a little hard to explain, if you want to ask any questions, just ask away,


Papers Maja Design,
Kraft cardstock
Doo Hickey border die
Cheery Lynn flourish die
TRG - flower - Mixed Dahlia Barley sugar
Tim Holtz Idea-ology chit chat stickers
copics
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 13, R11
Hair - E44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Top - E55, 53, 51, 50
Jeans - E77, 74, 71, 70
Shoes - W5, 3, 1, 0
Bags / blue - B97, 95, 93, 91
Green - G21, BG93
Window frame - W5, 3, 1, 0,
Bricks - W3, 1, 0, - E43, 41
Glass - C3, 1, 0

Challenges
Simply Magnolia - CAS or fully loaded
Dies R Us - flourishes
Bunny Zoe's - for the girls
Cheery Lynn - Anything goes

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bingo

Hi guys it's time for Bingo over at 
Paper Take Weekly so eyes down, lol
We are being sponsored again by the lovely Ribbon Girls, thank you Mary and Andrea xx

Here's my take on it and I used the middle row down,
Gems/ Free - Chipboard/ Lace




I made another of the Tissue paper roses again, so love the soft look of these, the papers are again by Maja Design, 
I cut some leaves out of brown DP and embossed them to add detail then added distress ink on the edges too,
The fabby chip board is by Dusty Attic and is a Marrakesh design, i added some pearls on the middles of the design,
The gorgeous flourish is by Cheery lynn,
Key charm and flower from my stash as is the pearl string,
A hint of cheesecloth finishes it off too,

Challenges
ABC Challenge - D is for die cuts

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

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Lullaby Lullaby,

Hi guys, this is my second post this morning, this time for 
Magnolia Forever which is 
Baby
and we are being sponsored by Scrapy Flowers,


As you can see I've made another cradle again from the awesome template by
The papers are again by one of my favourites  Maja design, all have been distressed on the edges with ink and the sides are machine sewn,
The most precious chip board sentiment is from Scrap and Craft again, this I painted with gesso then when wet I added a coating of glitter,

Sleeping baby Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and then fussy cut out, 
I added some pink tulle at the top and base of the cot which I tied into large bows, the flowers are  from Sweet Lilac,

I used a teddy type ribbon from my stash, again I've had it for years and just cut one off, for on the Base,
the heart hanger is from Live and Love crafts,

I used a ruffled type ribbon for on the top of the cradle and sewed a dangle type embellishment at the end,
the beautiful lace and ruffle ribbon were also from Live and love crafts,

Full view again, and yes this rocks too lol,

This is my second post this morning, please scroll down for my
Sweet lilac post,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Hearts and flowers
Deep Ocean -Love is all around
Midweek Magnolia's - Pretty in Pink
Live and love crafts - Hearts
Scrap and craft - love/ romance/ valentines

Happy Crafting!!!

Hugs Liz xx

Love is in the Air

Hi guys, it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Lilac,
This time it's 
Love is in the Air
This is my take on it,


I took a plain MDF frame and added a layer of gesso over it, when dry I used a few different stencils to add some texture using grunge paste,

Let this dry then take  a couple of colour bloom sprays and  I lightly sprayed some layers down, using some kitchen roll to dab in between to add to the colour displayed too,

The gorgeous flowers are all of course from Sweet Lilac and I just layered them up using 3D glue and added a few gems here and there too,

The flourish is by Cheery Lynn,
The sentiment is stamped with versa mark then added embossing powder over the top, 

Hope you'lll join us in the fun and show us what you will make with your Sweet Lilac flowers too, remember the winner receives a box of the gorgeous flowers,
Lemon classic roses
Yellow open roses
Light blue open roses

La La La Land crafts - Beautiful day sentiment
Glass beads - Magnolia
Cheery Lynn flourish

Crafters Workshop - stencils
Art is
Gothic Romance
Bird Cages

Grunge paste

Colour bloom sprays-
Gold foil
Soft Teal

Challenges,
That's crafty - Be my Valentine
Dies R Us - flourishes
Fussy and Fancy - it's all about love


Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx