Saturday, 20 September 2014

Masculine it is

Hi guys, it's time again for a new challenge over at we do doobadoo and the challenge is 
Something Masculine,

it came at a good time for me as it's my Brother-in-Laws Birthday this week so hope he's not peeping!! lol
I've used some of the fabby paper art DD products and the brick stencil too, can't seem to get enough of stenciling at the moment!
the paper is by Maja design and I've distressed the edges  and the middle section too, he will probably look at that and say what's that about as did my hubby when I showed him, fellas just don't get artistic licence do they??? he he
I used some of the fabby gears in the middle section and aged them with a hint of snowtex,
The gears I also used on the bottom section in the middle of my wheels/cogs,these started out as a die used on a packing box again, I wanted an aged look on these too so I used a scourer, distress inks and gesso to get the effect, if you would like a tutorial on this effect I may do one soon, shout if you would like one!
The Kraft DD paper art fence was done in a similar way too,
I cut my sissix died leaves out of the  cardboard box again, so love the way this gives things depth and added some of my Luminarte silks on top, love these they shine fabulously,
The bird on the right is one of the soft board birds and the left one is a paper art one, both have been painted with the Silks too,
For the brick work I used my stencil with grunge paste then when dry added some chalks on the top here and there for a rustic look again,

The top of my card has one of my all time favourite clocks by Maja design, peeking out from behind the distressed edges and I made a couple of tree branches again from the packaging and added gesso here and there,
I finished off with a sentiment stamp by Stempelglede and some twine from my stash,

DD Recipe:
 brick stencil- 470.715.002
Paper art Birds - 472.948.024
Softboard birds/birdhouses - 472.309.005
Paper art Gears - 479.002.001
Paper art Kraft fence - 479.002.005
Mask Art - A5 - BricksLaser Paper Art - A5 - wit - BirdsLaser Paper Art - A5 - Kraft - GearsDutch Doobadoo - Laser Paper Art - Kraft FencesCardboard Art - A5 - Birds

Thanks for visiting my blog today,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Autumn colours at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, we've got a fabby new  Sweet Lilac challenge for you today, use autumn colours, so browns, tans, oranges and like mine purples and mauve's lol,

I bought this clock to alter months ago to go in my bedroom, then the family moved in so it got put on hold, I told myself once I got my craft room and bedroom back i would alter it, so here it is lol,
I started off by adding two coats of  white gesso to the clock then when the second coat was  still tacky I added some frantage in white and aged wine mixed together, this I then heat set,
I cut a circle in some gorgeous Maja design paper - Autumn Basics NoII  sewed and distressed the edges for the clock face I also added a pearl string using a heat gun,

On the right hand side of the clock
I've used some of the gorgeous flowers from Sweet Lilac and some of the beautiful leaves they sell too,
Closer view of the  flowers and leaves, I added a charm from my stash and lightly gave it some snow tex treatment,
I added some metal numbers from live and love crafts and too these I added some snow Tex for texture, the wooden clock hands are from my stash and I added a beautiful pearl embellishment from Sweet Lilac in the middle, a few liquid pearl dots were added  on the paper here and there too,
For a little added depth to my clock I painted a wooden fence I bought at The Range with gesso and then added a script stamp from a Stempelglede stamp set,
to this I fixed a T/H photo film linking the right hand side to the left and added a couple more of the fabby flowers,
The  adorable Saturated Canary digi called puppy Luv is one of two images but i only used the girl and is coloured with my distress re-inkers and then fussy cut out, I layered her in front of the fence with 3D glue,
Closer view of frantage finish and some more of the flowers and smaller leaves from Sweet Lilac and a pearl string which I wound round the flowers and over the handle to give a softer look,
Full view again,
Hope you will join us at Sweet Lilac with your projects made using some of their gorgeous products too, talking of which I went to their shop yesterday in St Helen's, wow you want to see the new flowers and leaves they will have on the website soon,!!!!! of course i just couldn't resist getting a few lol,

A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Alphabet challenges - P for pretty petals
That's crafty challenge - Girl power
Totally Gorjuss - string or twine
613 Avenue create - anything goes
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 8 September 2014

Use Lace at Bunny Zoe's

Hi guys, wow hasn't the weather been gorgeous!!! so warm and sunny, 
the challenge we have for you today at Bunny Zoe's is too use lace,

I made this tag because of the fabby papers in the Kaleidoscope paper pad from Kaisercraft as the small sentiment tag was on one of the papers and it just reminds me of Tegan!!! 
The Gorgeous image is of course by Magnolia from the Sweet lemonade Collection called 
Tilda with summer pants, just love this stamp!!
I used some lace again from Kaisercraft in Natural and used a La La La Land  flower bunch die which I did in those colours as I thought they fit in with the theme too lol,
Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers and fussy cut out, to finish it off I used a Cherish stamp from the true romance collection again from Kaisercraft,

Nikki has a fabby sale on at the moment too so check it out here,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tegans Birthday scrapbook page

Hi guys, I said a few posts back that i had an idea for a scrapbook page well here it is lol,
sorry about the colour difference the weather has turned dull and misty so not much natural light

I love this photo of her and the Dusty Attic Delight word fit it perfectly,

The papers are by Maja design coffee in the Arbour papers and i did some stenciling  using a crafters workshop Art is stencil and Mini Confetti stencil with  grunge paste,
The fabby sketch was on the Dusty Attic site so I did my version of it, I know I've a lot to learn but I'm so enjoying it!!! 
They are also having a DT call at the moment, I have applied but there are many more talented peeps then me, but a girl can dream lol!!
The beautiful flowers are from Sweet Lilac apart from the white fabric one which was in my stash from ages ago, the circle frame and the foliage is by Dusty Attic and I used Gesso on them first then added a script stamp when dry on the circle and some chalk ink on the foliage then when that was dry some Diamond glaze for a little added interest and texture, you know me I love my texture he he,
The fabric heart was again in my stash and this I sprayed with Prima Bloom sprays, the III charm I gave a little Gesso treatment too,
The hint of gorgeous lace peeking out at the bottom is also by Sweet Lilac and I've used a hint on the edges of the paper too, if you live near ST Helens in Lancashire they are having a demo day on the 13th of September, lots of new goodies will be available too,
For the Dusty Attic delight word I coloured it first with gesso, then when dry added two colours of chalk inks and then Diamond glaze over the top, love the way this shines and adds depth, you can just see the hint of lace peeking out too,
Closer view of the CW Mini Confetti stencil work, as you can see I grunged my paper edges again,
well I so love the distressed look,

Edited to add:
I've re taken my pictures in day light with the sun shining so think the colours are more life like!! lol

I 'm really enjoying these scrapbook pages and fancy having a go with inks and blobs and dots, but that's for another day lol,
This is only my second scrap book page!! I know don't say we can tell but i'm enjoying myself and while discovering this new big world out there have found this scrap around the world blog with a gorgeous mood board photo, love it and have taken inspiration from the flowers, lace and  colours,

The dusty attic blog - gorgeous sketch

If your still here, thanks and hope you've enjoyed your visit,
hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Something Feminine at We Do Doobadoo

Hi guys, I'm back today for our something feminine challenge over at we do doobadoo, I just couldn't resist doing another canvas, so into these at the moment!! I created a scene this time using two of the DD stencils with some grunge paste,

I started off with a 6x6 inch canvas and made a circle out of a post it note so it would stick in place on my canvas, then I used a few strips of washi tape to make a cloud effect, doesn't matter which you use it gets covered up with paint sprays after, mine was by Tim Holtz and the design on it was a washed out look,
make some of these strips long enough to go slightly onto your circle/moon mask,
I sprayed my canvas at this stage with Prima Bloom Sprays in the colours Glistening waves, Lime wedge and Vintage metal/Gold foil,
remember to do the sides of the canvas too,
I took away my moon circle shape carefully and placed the washi tape strips which were left on top of my mask down onto the moon shape left behind the mask, then using a hint of the gold foil on a tiny brush I just brought the colour onto the moon here and there on the edges, this was to take off the bright white look and give a softer effect,

closer view of washi strips and lightly coloured moon, I think this effect looks fab and will use it again,
Next I stenciled the stars 470.715.014 and faded dots 470.715.004  using grunge paste, this time I wanted the natural grunge paste colour to show so this is why i did this after using my sprays,
the gorgeous chipboard Devine frame is by Dusty Attic, I have adored their stuff for ages and finally found some for sale in the uk who had stock!! as they run out so fast lol,
For this effect I first cut down a part of the frame I wanted to use and painted the it with gesso, when dry I went over with Luminarte silks in Golden Monarch, Moss green, Persimmon, and Chestnut Brown, these looks gorgeous in real life as they subtly shimmer, to finish off I added a few flowers from Sweet Lilac in similar colours,

I made the swans out of Fimo Classic clay, just doing what I thought a swan would look like, I used hand rounded longish pieces for the neck tapering them off at one end, place these too one side, then rolled a larger piece of the clay with a rolling pin and hand cut out feather shapes, to these I scored lightly with a knife for some fine feather detail and just layered them up in the body area and near the lower neck were I thought they looked ok,
I made a tiny hole for their eyes and baked them in the oven, when dry i added black for their eyes and a little orange for their beaks,
I also used some more of the fabulous Dusty Attic chipboard too, the love mini word 1, was done the same way as the frame above and the Lavender I did a little different as i covered the top part of the flower with embossing powder for a little added texture and depth then used the Golden Monarch Silks on the top and did the same colours of silks on the stems,
To finish my canvas off I added some dragonfly charms, a tiny hint of cheesecloth, pearls and a pearl string for the top of the water effect,
if you have any question just ask,

I hope you join us in the fun at we do doobadoo,
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 5 September 2014


Hi guys, our lovely Nikki is having an awesome  sale,
60% off  hundreds of items
check it out at Bunny Zoe's  here and buy yourself a bargain or few!!!
hugs Liz xx

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,

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,
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,
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