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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring

Hi guys, been playing with a new Dutch Doobadoo Sleigh  mask 470.713.506 which was in this months DT kit, it's fab and would be great with  gold coin toffee's in too, I've made mine as a table decoration,
I used pearlesent card to make my sleigh for a little natural shimmer, after all Santa is magical lol,
The printed paper is by Maga Design and the template includes the lines for the inner design too,
For the bottom of the sleigh i used snow tex for texture and does snow effects brilliantly,
I made the parcels out of a little plywood which is nice and light but gave depth to the presents, I used some more Maga papers for these and finished them off with some twine,
Santa by Magnolia is coloured with my distress markers and i gave his fur a bit of glitter treatment to shine and sparkle too, the laces and his belt have a silver metalic pen on them, after colouring i fussy cut him out and slightly shaped him then layered him on with 3D glue,
The holly die was coloured with Silks and this shines in real life too, I added a few crystal gems for a hint of bling on the sleigh too,
The front of the sleigh has glitter on the top, a pearl string underneath that and a couple of silver bells and a charm which says belive on, the gorgeous flowers are of course by Sweet lilac and i used some letter stickers I had in my stash for the Ho Ho Ho,
The back is a little plainer but I couldn't resist using this wooden piece I bought in a pack last year, some more of the flowers, a doo hickey die and yet more gems for bling, the top has glitter added and the bottom has the Snow Tex added again,

Challenges
The ribbon girl - add a charm
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Favourite colour combo - blue, brown white and a hint of pink
Magnolia Down under - Favourite stamp ( this is my fav xmas stamp, as after all who can have xmas with out Santa lol)
Marvelous magnolia - Anything goes
Christmas stamping - anything goes
That's crafty challenge - It's a mans world
Tildas Town - Creative fold or tag, ( the sleigh has two folds so you can add items and to make it stand up too) sorry if this doesn't count,
Check out the latest DD products here too,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Clay Ballerina

Hi guys, just popping by with a project I've been making this week, Tegans Birthday was on Wednesday and she had a little party, it was such fun to see her enjoying her new pressies etc and her cake, I took some piccies which i will make into a layout later,
anyway this I made for her bedroom door while I had some free time lol,

It's the first model I've made using Fimo clay so don't look to close lol, I used Fimo soft and it was a little too soft at times but other wise I was quite pleased with it,
the MDF frame I painted with Gesso then added cheesecloth and used a crafters workshop stencil with grunge paste for a little added texture and interest,
the wooden flower is by kaisercraft and I painted it with gesso then added a script stamp from Stempelglede on the top when dry,
the air dry clay butterfly is from a Martha Stewart mould, to finish off I used some of the beautiful paper flowers from Sweet Lilac and a couple of brk hearts from Live and Love crafts,

Tegan is always dancing either ballet style or street dancing style, so funny to see her do a combo of both at times, not bad for a three year old who's never been to dancing lessons he he,

hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Open day at sweet lilacs shop,

Hi guys check this out, hope you can visit and join in the fun,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Use texture at We Do Doobadoo

Hi guys, when i saw the challenge we have for you this time at We Do Doobadoo I thought I would try a canvas, it's my first one so it was a little learning curve lol,
I started by adding a couple of strips of masking tape, the type used for covering things you don't want to get paint on when decorating and ruched it up a little to try to look a little like water effect, thanks Gabrielle for your inspiration hun xx
Next I used two DD stencils with grunge paste for texture and interest, the Burlap stencil 470.715.006 and the faded dots stencil 470.715.004, I also used a crafters workshop stencil too called - Mini art is, for the word effect,
For more background texture I used some cheesecloth here and there painted on with gesso,
I then sprayed my Prima Bloom sprays onto the canvas soft teal and Iris then added 
the large wooden wheat piece I got from Bunny Zoe's, I used a couple of coatings of gesso on first then when dry added a script stamp from Stempelglede, I also did the same to a wooden fence I got from The Range which was two colours of pink when i bought it lol,

The gorgeous flowers are  from Sweet Lilac, the back ones were white and I sprayed them with some watered down chalk ink then added the other flowers on top and then a pearl in the center of those,

The waterlily flower I made using Fimo, you know the stuff you kneed, and shape then bake in the oven, for the stamens detail I used some Stickles glitter glue when they had cooled down, I stuck this onto my canvas with a glue gun, my daughter says it looks like china in real life he he,
The branches were made using a spellbinders  Cherry Blossoms die and I cut into a cardboard box into which my new Prima colour bloom sprays had just been delivered in, (so love these they are gorgeous colours and have a little sheen in real life), this gave a fab depth to the branches and something I will do  again, the nest I made using some burlap cloth then curled twine on top and added some air dry clay eggs into it, these I sprayed with one of the bloom sprays soft teal and added dots on with a pen when dry, again thanks Gabrielle, 
the flowers on here are from Sweet Lilac too,
The paper art butterflies are by Dutch Doobadoo too and I added a few pearl drops made with liquid pearl onto the body and added a few gems for the tail,

well hope you can join us in the fun, remember you don't have to use DD products but if you have them we love to see them,
Challenges
Crafty Calender - Anything goes
Alphabet challenge - N is for natural
Craft for the craic - Item you've never used before
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Another Xmas Card yikes!!!!

Hi guys, I'm here again with yet another xmas card this time for Bunny Zoe DT with a gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Girl with xmas present,

She is coloured with my distress re-inkers and i added a hint of glitter to her fur trim and on the parcel too,
around the image I added a grunge style stamp from Stempelglede from the Postcard from Paris collection and then on top of that added a hint of snowtex,
I used a few die cuts on here too including a Doo Hickey Spruce tree die and a Tilda Tag die too, these also got the glitter and grunge treatment,
I also used a Doo Hickey lovely fence die and a Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurries die too,

The papers are from the Crafters Companion Bebunni xmas collection, go check out the fabby products Nikki has in store and there is a sale on too at the moment,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Bling it up at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, here today sharing my awesome fabby news that I am on the Sweet Lilac design team whoop whoop, we all love our flowers don't we and believe me Sweet Lilac have some gorgeous ones!!!! 
The challenge this time is Bling it up, well who doesn't love a hint of bling too, ??? lol

The image is by Magnolia called special Delivery and is coloured with my distress markers this time, I added a Stempelglede post script on the edge as well as a flourish one too, then for a hint of bling a little white frantage,
Closer view, you can also see the gorgeous flowers and the paper leaves Sweet Lilac do too, they have lots of different flowers in a fab range of colours so do check them out!!!
The adorable pink lace and pearl trim was in my DT kit too, just love these!!!
For a little extra Bling I used a Doo Hickey Castle die and added some glitter on the roof for sparkle, all papers are by Maja Design from the Vintage spring collection,
I used a Go Kreate die and finished it off with machine stitching,
The Tilda tag is also by Magnolia and I used the same Stempelglede stamp set Vintage Garden from live and Love crafts and a hint of frantage again too and  shabby seam binding,

Full view again,

For the inside I stamped the image again on the edge and left space for the verse etc,
If you have any Sweet Lilac flowers, join us in our challenge and you could win a hamper of the gorgeous flowers too,
looking forward to seeing your creations,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes
Timbroscrapmania - Special occasions
lovely Haenglar or sweet Magnolia - Celebrate
7 Kids - Anything goes
Simply magnolia - Fur or feathers
Magnolia down under - Shabby Chic


Ps: Sweet lilac go to many craft events and also have a shop which you can visit based in St Helens Lancashire called Crafts 4 U To Do if you live near enough to visit as I did the other month!!! lol
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Back to School/ Playgroup

Hi guys, back today with a creation for Bunny Zoe's challenge which this time is 
Summer Colours,
I have made a back to playgroup display for Tegans Bedroom, her mum has done a gorgeous bedroom for her using pinks and purples so I've kept to mainly to those colours,
The fabby image is by CC Designs and called Backpack Nancy, she's coloured with distress markers then fussy cut out and layered onto the DD  MDF Chalkboard - 460.440.050with 3D glue,
The Alphabet was made using a DD stencil  Alphabet 2- 470.455.002 with some grunge paste, the black for the blackboard came in the set,
I added a Magnolia Doo Hickey View Master die behind the Maja design clock and added a Magnolia Knick Knacery in the center and a few more for the tail of the Butterfly which i made using air dry clay and a MS mold,

The Beautiful flowers are by Sweet lilac and i used some of the gorgeous Wild pansy flowers from Magnolia too, the  Savannah grass is by magnolia too,
I also used a corner die from la La Land crafts for the bottom corners and a cat from a Doo Hickey set too,
The Jigsaw puzzle  pieces are by Dutch Doobadoo - 478.007.013 and I simply stamped a hint of a design from a Stempelglede stamp set and added some numbers from a Noor die,
The top Border die 6002/0357 is also by Noor design,

Check out Nikki's other fabby products too at Bunny Zoe's crafts,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

We do doobadoo challenge

Hi guys, we are starting a new challenge today which the theme is shabby chic, one of my favourite but I have no project to show you!!!!
the reason being, kay finally moved into her new house last Sunday, on the run up to that I helped to decorate, clean up, paint and in between look after Tegan, then I have looked after Tegan for four days while her mum worked, so in a word I'm shattered!!!!!.....

but do join us  in the shabby chic fun here, remember you don't have to use DD products to enter but if you have any we love to see them,
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

GDT for Live and Love crafts

Hi guys, I'm so excited to be here today with a card I've made as GDT for live and love crafts challenge which this time is sewing- real or faux,
I love to sew on my cards so it wasn't  too hard of a challenge for me, lol

I've coloured my Saturated canary image  called gardener Gayle with distress re-inkers and machine stitched around the edges,
I also machine stitched the edges on the Maja design Sofiero collection papers- Summer Recidence too,

I used some of the fabulous flowers,and also some from Sweet lilac too, the  gorgeous pearl string and a water can charm, these i added a hint of Snowtex too, the beautiful  "Che'rie" lace  is also from Live and Love crafts,

I added a little more Snowtex to the  Vintage wood Birdcage and some more flowers then used some more on the clay heart,
All edges have vintage photo distress ink on them.
A doily from stash finishes it off,

Thank you sandy so much for asking me to GDT, as you know i love using these products so much!!!!!!!
 and your GDT Thank you package was gorgeous hun xx

Honestly do check the awesome goodies you can find in Sandy's store, but don't blame me when you can't stop shopping, lol !!!!

On another note I think kays house is nearly ready for them moving in, so it shouldn't be long before I get my craft room Back,
YEAH!!!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bebunni - Poinsettia

Hi guys, popping by today with a card I've made for Bunny Zoe's using this adorable Bebunni stamp Poinsettia from Crafters Companion, yes that's right a xmas card and me who doesn't do xmas till December 23rd!!! lol
anyway i couldn't resist it and it also comes with some fab sentiments too,

I coloured up the image this time with my distress markers and added a hint of stickles to the center of the flower, the fabby papers are from the Bebunni Christmas collection and are gorgeous!!
On the edges I used a postage stamp from the Stempelglede follow your heart collection and the flower swirls from the Stempelglede Vintage Garden Collection,
The Poinsettia flowers were made using a Doo Hickey die,

I covered the large snowflake die in frantage to give a snowy feel to it,
The fur trim was done using liquid applique,
Go check out the other fabby Bebunni stamps from the collection they are all so adorable too,

Challenges
Simon says stamp - Anything goes



Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wish upon a star

Hi guys, I'm here today with our latest challenge for we do doobadoo, this time it's
Celebrations
My card is for Tegan my Grand daughter who will be three next month, we are still up to our ears in decorating and trying to get their house sorted so I've made her card when I've had chance,

The gorgeous image is by Lili of the valley and is called Wish Upon A Star and I've coloured it with distress markers, this is the first image using them that I've managed to colour up that I'm pleased with, I also used a postage stamp from the Stempelglede follow your heart set on the edges and a text stamp from the Postcard from Paris set,
The DD paper art stars 472.948.005 finish off the theme and I've added hints of glitter to them to add a little sparkle, after all a little girl should have some sparkle!!!!
The beautiful papers are by Pion and are from the My Precious Daughter collection, so love these and just couldn't wait to make this card as soon as I saw them,

Have you spotted the pink Tulle? 
Think you should be able to see it here, I machine stitched folds in a length of Tulle, then added it behind the image between the spellbinders scalloped circle which I added behind, for a little  added detail where you can see the scallops I added some tiny pearls,
The letters were from a piece of paper I had in my stash so i cut them down and edged them with vintage photo,

I also used a  Lovely view die from Little Darlings, edged with vintage photo and a Metal III and bow knot shoes charm which i added a hint of snowtex here and there too,

The awesome flowers are from Sweet lilac and they are gorgeous, so love the choices you have, go check them out here, I added one of the DD swirls underneath for a little interest too,

Recipe:
DD paper art stars - 472. 948. 005 - Polka doodles
Paper art swirls - 472.948.006 - Polka Doodles
Papers - Pion - My precious Daughter - Pansy 6 x 6 -  Live and Love crafts
Prima mini Roman Numerals - Live and Love crafts
Shabby White -  frantage 
Bow knot shoes - Live and Love crafts
Stempelglede stamp sets - Live and Love crafts
Shabby white seam binding - Live and Love crafts
Flowers - Sweet Lilac
Stickles - star dust & Platinum - Bunny Zoe's
Distress markers - Bunny Zoe's
Pink Tulle - LOTV
Wish upon a star stamp - LOTV

Join us in our Celebrations challenge at 

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

So tweet

Hi guys, yes we're still in the thick of doing Kay's house up, it's taking longer than we thought but hopefully were getting nearer!!!!
This card I made for my lovely sister and hubby for their Anniversary,

This adorable Wee stamps digi is called Bird Swing and i coloured it with my distress re-inkers,
the gorgeous papers are from my all time favourite Maja design - summer and spring time Basics,
Closer view! I added a pearl heart by Marianne design for the romance effect too,
The cardboard heart is by Dutch Doobadoo 472.309.004 and i finished it off with a little crackle paint, the papers, seam binding and gorgeous lace all came from Live and Love crafts,
The die cut word is a Die-Versions die, pearl string from stash,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Animals/accessories ( I hope birds count)

The weather here is gorgeous, but so hot at night you can hardly sleep!!! still not complaining, it's so lovely to see the sun in summer!! lol,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Bear hug

Hi guys, well were still in the middle of helping kay with the new house, finally getting to the decorating bit so need to do a little more wallpapering and helping with Tegan and then hopefully they will be able to move in!! lol
I'm here today with a card I've made for Bunny Zoe's using the adorable Candibean stamp called

Isn't it so cute!!! I've coloured it using my distress re-inkers and I added a postage stamp on the edges from the Stempelglede follow your heart collection,
The awesome paper are from the Kaisercraft - Kaleidoscope paper pad as are the tags and Butterflies, I simply cut them out and edged them with some vintage photo distress ink,
some pearls from my stash finished them off,  I also lightly distressed the edgesof the tags,

The beautiful lace edge my sis made for me, thank you again Ann, I love them!!!
 cheesecloth and doily from my stash,

Well it's the start of the school hols so hope you all have a fabby time,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 14 July 2014

Bingo at bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, here today with the latest fabby challenge over at bunny Zoe's which is a Bingo challenge for you,
I have made a card using some of the gorgeous Stempelglede stamp sets

I managed to use all the lines,

For the front Sentiment I used a stamp from the follow your heart set, stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and I added a couple of magnolia Knick Knackeys too,
The beautiful butterfly was off the Stempelglede - Vintage baby set and I coloured it with distress re-inkers and fussy cut it out, then I heat set a little frantage onto it,
The Filigree  corner die is by La La Land crafts and i layered this onto the gorgeous Vintage Romance paper by
 Cart -us, the lace is by KaiserKraft in natural,
Flowers - Sweet lilac
for the inside i used a Magnolia stamp called Gemini Tilda

coloured with my distress re-inkers and fussy cut out, I've also used another doily

The label tag is a Doo Hickey dream tag  die and i've added yet another butterfly done the same way as the front one,
Sorry i'm still not around much, so much needs to be done to Kays house or I'm needed for Tegan being looked after, still once they have moved in I can have my craft room back,with space to work lol,

Nikki is out of stock of a couple of the items, but if you would like any just e-mail her to let her know,

Challenges
Aurora wings - colour challenge - White/brown/pink
Marvelous magnolia - over the top or CAS


Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Time to Celebrate

Hi guys, we are right in the middle of doing Kays new home up, there was a few things which needed sorting we weren't expecting like dodgy electrics etc, but thankfully my hubby is an electrician so that saved the day lol,
I made this card for a new baby for a girl who works with Kay who is due soon, and i made it to fit in with the latest we do doobadoo challenge which is spotty and dotty,
The adorable image is by Lili of the valley called Just Arrived and I have coloured it with my copics and made it 3D ,
Hopefully you can see the layers!

The dots on the top right were made using grunge paste using a DD faded dots stencil  - 470715004and i heat set the dots using my heat gun on hot and held it quite close so i got a little added detail too,
The papers are by Maja design from the vintage spring basics which is my favourite set ever!!! which reminds me I need to order some more lol,
I added a computer generated verse on the Magnolia Doo Hickey tag and a charm from my stash,
the Fabby DD paper art leaves have been used again too 472948002,

For the inside I added another LOTV stamp set, again coloured with my copics then fussy cut out and layered on a piece of twine,

Again the verse was computer generated,
Do hope you will join us with your spotty and dotty cards/ creations
happy Crafting!!

Sorry i have forgotten to write down the colours I used, so must get in the habit of writing them down lol,

Challenges
Lili of the Valley - Take two
A Gem of a challenge - animals (hope the bear in his hand counts)

Hugs Liz xx

New Magnolia collection on Pre-order at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, just letting you know you can order the latest stamps on Pre-order from Nikki here


And they are on sale with 10% off too, so go grab one before they are gone!!!!
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer time fun

Hi guys, just popping by with a card i've been making here and there, as you know were helping Kay to get her house sorted, it needed a few more jobs doing than we thought so I've been helping with that or looking after Tegan instead, however i just couldn't resist making this display just for fun!

I've used the fab new house template 470 713 510 made by Dutch Doobadoo as a beach hut this time, if you wish to see the house one i made please scroll down,
I used some wood effect paper to make the hut adding 3D foam pads on the door panels to add depth and on the top of the roof too,
Tilda and Edwin are coloured with my distress re-inkers and have been fussy cut out then layered onto the display with foam pads (Tilda) and acetate Edwin,
The kraft sprocket from DD I used as a nautical type embellishment on the top,
to give the sea effect I added some shells, and seaweed type dies on top of some cheesecloth, the waves were made using a on the edge die,
Closer view of Tilda and beach effect, the fence is a Doo hickey lovely fence die and I have added vintage photo to give an a weathered look,
the waves have a hint of crackle paint on them,

Edwin has dots of liquid pearl on the star fish and the flag die is by La La Land crafts,

Challenges
Live and love crafts - By the sea
Crafty little fairies - Summer fun

Well guys, I'm back tomorrow with my We Do Doobadoo DT card,
have a lovely weekend,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx