Friday, 24 April 2015

Bird song

Hi guys, the weather here has been so beautiful it's been so summery and so i just had to do a card using this gorgeous chip board scene from Scrap and craft, I think we have some birds nesting in a bird box in the garden this year which is lovely as it's been there years and they have never looked at it!!!! lol

I used the beautiful Heart Painted paper by Lemon craft which i bought from Scrap and craft too,
I tore some corrugated card and painted it lightly with gesso, when dry I added the chip board on top which i had first coloured with my distress inks,
The large flower is also from Scrap and Craft as is the clock style button,and ruffled ribbon, the other flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
The lace is from Live and Love crafts,
On top of the ruffled ribbon I added some pearl string and some hemp twine for the bow both from 
I finished off the center section with liquid pearl dots in white opal again from The Ribbon Girl,
The large butterfly is by Maya Road and I have added some more of the pearl string,
hints of gesso here and there finish it off,


Challenges
Scrap and Craft - Tie it up - use Ribbon or Twine
The shabby Tea Room - Welcome Spring
Fussy and fancy - Springtime flowers

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Fairy wishes just for you

Hi all, no DT work for me today but I've been colouring up a  gorgeous Tiddly inks Digi,
 Christy is  doing a Dt call
at the minute so thought I'd have a go, it's on till the 28th April so check it out,

I've used Fairy Fae, coloured up with my distress re-inkers this time as I can a more dreamy look with them then my copics, i added  a hint of glitter on her wings too,
The papers are by Maja design and i used a Go Kreate die for the shape,
Tags are from the Magnolia Doo Hickey 3 club, behind the image is a Noor Die,
I also used the following products from

Cheese cloth
Rolled paper rose - dusky blue
Eloise dusty pink guipure Lace
Pink Tulip - Seam binding
50mm -  Ophelia ivory lace
Liquid pearl - white opal
3 mm red sticky tape
Beaded berries - Pink/ pale pink

Closer view, isn't she adorable!!!

Challenges:
Tiddlyinks - Springs in
As you like it - favourite alcohol markers or D-inks
Dream valley - Use kraft card
Deep ocean - hings with wings

The sun's shining now and it's getting quite warm so I'm off to check it out lol,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

It's Butterflies at Magnolia Forever,

Hi guys, over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you
To use Butterflies,
well me being me, I was in the mood for something a little different, so I made this,

All in all there are five butterflies on this project lol,
I stamped Tilda with Daffodil and masked her with a fence stamp, when coloured I fussy cut them out and added a small die cut butterfly onto the fence,

The bird boxes had no stands so i made my own making a long box shape by cutting two pieces of card,
1x8cm long
 and 
1x6cm, both 9 cm wide. 
 score with your scoreboard, (I used my cm Scor-Pal) every 2cm along the length leaving,1cm from the end length ways for a flap to add the glue too,  at the same time score in 2 cm from both ends width ways for the top and bottom, 
snip the score lines down to the 2 cm score line for the top and bottom so the edges fold flat and make a box shape as shown,



Before making up the boxes and bases I added some DP from the House of Roses collection from Lemon craft from Scrap and craft to the bird box templates and the bases I made,

I made the roof section by cutting a Magnolia border die and layered them as shown on the above picture, then I added a couple of flowers and a Butterfly on the outer sides, this is a Magnolia stamp which i coloured and fussy cut out,
Again I used a die cut for the smaller butterfly on the front,

Tilda with summer pants is again coloured with my distress re-inkers and fussy cut out, I added some Spanish moss and some more flowers plus a holly leaf die and grass die from my stash,
the birds are two different dies too, I used a piece of  a skewer for the birds to perch on at the front of their boxes,
Here is the other side of the second bird box which again has a butterfly on and i also coloured a Magnolia tree stamp, fussy cut out out and added a Noor Butterfly  die on the tree stump too,
Flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
I made the base by cutting a piece of chipboard, covering it with chalk paint, when dry i added some texture sand over the top, let that dry then went over again with the chalk paint,

Full view again,
Hope you'll join us with your butterfly creations,

Challenges
Stamp and create with magnolia - use a fence
Magnolia-licious - spring into April
Scor-Pal - More than 1 score / spring and or flowers
All about Magnolia - Anything goes
Tilda's Town - Flowers
Have fun!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Words, Words, Words

Hi guys, it's time again for The Paper take Weekly challenge and this time it's to 

 Use words
Please have these as your main focal point,
we are being sponsored by the Hobby House


I made my card using some designer paper from Kaisercraft called Sandy Toes paper, i love the pattern on it,
I then took a stencil from The Crafters Workshop called mini, Live, Love Laugh I began by stenciling the flower head with grunge paste, then took Studio 490 embossing paste in metallic silver to do parts of the flower and the rest of the stencil,
To finish it off I added a Noor design butterfly die from Icon,

Very "simples" for me, but I love the way it's come out,

Come and join us,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

First Picnic of the year

Hi, the weather here has been gorgeous lately and so i couldn't resist colouring up this adorable Magnolia Stamp using my distress re-inkers in spring colours,

The shape is made with a Go Kreate die and I've distressed the edges with ink and machine sewed some of them too,
I've also used a couple of Noor dies, lovely view die, spellbinders doily die, and large flourish die too, 
White seam binding, Guipure lace and Blue rolled paper flower is from The Ribbon Girl,


Challenges
All about Magnolia - Anything goes
Time for Magnolia - anything goes
Crafts galore encore - Make a card for April
Simply Magnolia - Shabby Chic
7 Kids - Anything goes / A twist of spring colours
Tilda's Town - Spring
Totally Tilda - spring flowers
Live and love crafts - signs of spring
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs liz xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Anything goes

 Hi all, well spring is here and it's done nothing but rain!!!! lol
The flowers in my garden are just starting to come out though so something loves it, right??
Our challenge this time is Anything goes at Paper Take Weekly with optional add a bunny,


I've used a fabby chipboard full of  Easter cuteness from Scrap and craft, layered onto some adorable paper flowers and paper from there too,
The gorgeous pleated ribbon trim is also from there, as I was lucky enough to win some of the awesome goodies Emilia sells on one of her challenges too,


I layered my chippie up with 3D foam and added glitter glue here and there for a little sparkle, it looks fab in the light, to finish off my card I added pearls from stash, feathers and a few cute bunnies,

Green paper - Heart Painted - Scrap and craft
Lemon - Prima
Paper flowers - Scrap and craft
Chipboard - S&C
Stickles glitter glue - Diamond
Pleated Ribbon - S&C 
Vintage photo distress ink

Lemoncraft - Fan friday (supplier of these gorgeous papers etc)
Scrap and Craft - Frame it
Crafty Boots - Easter
Crafts Galore Encore - Make a card for April
Deep ocean - Easter/ spring
Southern chipboard - anything goes

Join us in the fun!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 6 April 2015

Avery with Puppy

Hi, have you eaten your eggs yet? be honest who got some?? lol
 I'm back today with a card for Paper Nest Dolls with this adorable image called Avery with puppy, I love this as it so reminds me of Kay when she used to walk her Westie,

I coloured the image with my distress re-inkers and tried to make the dog look like her dog Sally, which was usually white!!!!  hhmmm!!!!
I also used a Go kreate die for the base card, cheesecloth, doily and chipboard brick effects from Dusty Attic, given a light gesso treatment,
The beautiful papers are by Maja Design as is the sentiment strip on the bobbin spool,
Flowers are from Sweet Lilac as are the leaves,

I wish to thank the lovely Christine for asking me to GDT for her beautiful images, I've had a ball, they are so awesome  to colour, do  go check out some of the latest ones too,

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

It's Pastel Colours At The Ribbon Girl

Hi lovely blogging friends, how are you? hope your having a lovely Easter, hubby took me out yesterday to a craft shop or two so I'm one happy bunny lol,

As my Title it's to use pastel colours over at The ribbon Girl 
 with a £10.00 voucher from TRG and a £10.00 voucher from Lili of the Valley too,

 Seeing as it's Easter I've made this,


I couldn't resist using Some bunny loves you again by Magnolia, coloured with my copics and yes again I've used a cotton wool ball for her tail- so cute!!!!
Items used from The Ribbon Girl
................
 beautiful dew drops on the Easter egg from 
 mixed coloured Tulips, 
13mm -white droplet Venise lace ( I did mean to put the lace in front of the trellis effect and didn't notice i hadn't till I'd finished the card) duh!!!!!!
 and liquid pearl  white opal on the chipboard egg too, 
]Mauve mist - seam binding, ( this i have scrunched up with a little mist of water to get a shabby effect,)
.....................
Pop on over to their fabulous shop to see the beautiful goodies, but don't blame me when you spend, lol
The papers are from the -  You were never lovelier  paper pack from Scrap and Craft, feather stash,

Come and join us in the fun!!

Southern chipboard - anything goes
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Some bunny loves you, with tutorial

Hi, over at Magnolia Forever we have a fab challenge for you
Anything but a card / Easter,
I made my cart and used Some Bunny Loves you Tilda, coloured with my copics and fussy cut out,
I've made a  flower cart  for Tilda's garden and it's been invaded by chicks too, lol

Here is the tutorial for how I made the cart,
I used this die by Spellbinders which I've had in my stash a while but i can't find it's name, you can of course use anything suitable too,

cut 1 out of card stock
and 1 out of designer paper ( mine was house of roses from scrap and craft)

glue the designer paper one to the card stock one, then cut it in half as shown, i distressed the edges with distress ink,

Cut a strip of your chosen card stock I used Kraft card, 
16.1 cm long by 8 cm wide,
score 1 cm in along the long length and at 3.4 cm in from the ends,
leaving 9.3 in the middle, I used my scor-pal for this, I have both the cm one and the inch one, and love them both and use them all the time for everything,
cut on the 3.4 crease lines up too the  inner score line as shown above,

Fold up the outer sections towards the middle section and add glue along the edge, fix onto your die shape so it doesn't show from the outside, as shown, 

Here is one side finished , finish off the other side exactly the same,

Shown here with both sides glued and ready to decorate with  some panels of designer paper on the outer sides, 6 cm wide by 3.4 cm high,

I added  chipboard wagon wheels by Dusty Attic at the back which i had painted lightly with gesso as I wanted a rustic look, so I  also made the  front wheels smaller by using some chipboard gears, again from Dusty Attic and again painted with gesso, you can of course use circle dies to achieve your wheels too,

 I finished my cart off with some handles made with a flourish die I cut down,


I added some pearls to the middle of the wheels, then decorated the rest of my cart with natural fibers for a straw effect, glittered eggs from Scrap and Craft, and gorgeous flowers from Sweet Lilac, white flower stash,

The chicks were in my stash,

Closer view showing the outer sides of the finished cart too, 

And the other side,

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and may have a go yourself, if you do please show me,

Copics used
Skin - E000, 00, 13, 11, R 22, 11
Hair - E53, 51, 50
Pants -  BG 0000, 00, B12
Top -  Y02, Y11, YG00
Hat -  E50, 51, 53
Green - YG11, 13. 17
Shoes - E35, 33, 31,

Challenges
Deep Ocean - spring/ Easter
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Rainbow Bright
Paradise of Magnolia - Spring
Totally Tilda - spring flowers
Midweek Magnolia's - In the Garden
Scorpal - More than one score with  spring flowers
Southern Ridge - anything goes



Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter hunt

Hi guys, well spring has sprung and I've got Tilda too show you how lol,
for our challenge over at
Paper Take Weekly this time it's 

use sketch 99 or free for all, 
colour - any pastels
Technique - Make a holder for an Easter treat,
product - Oval

Our fabby sponsor is Simon says Stamp
My basket holds a medium sized Egg, hmm for Tegan !!!!!! well it may have a piece missing lol,
Some Bunny loves you Tilda is coloured with my re-inkers and i couldn't resist using a cotton ball for her tail,
the papers are from scrap and craft as is the chipboard egg too, 
the grass die is by Noor, feathers stash,
I finished off the handle with a border die using a Fiskars border punch and the sides I just added a swirl flourish too, as Tegan is getting this it needs to be  safe!!

Hope you'll join us in the fun!!!

Tilda's Town - use your stash
Deep Ocean - Easter/ spring

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

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