Sunday, 1 May 2016

It's time for pastels

Hi guys, over at Craft Heaven Inspiration blog the challenge this month is
a gorgeous Pastel Mood Board, shown below!
So you will have lots of scope to join in the fun with us,
I have coloured Tilda binding flowers with my distress re-inkers, the papers are a mixture of Maja Design and Pion Design and just goes to show how well they mix together,
I have used the adorable Sakura background Doo Hickey die behind some of the beautiful flowers available at the Craft Heaven Shop, I also added one of the adorable wooden heart buttons peeking out,
On the other side I have used another Doo Hickey die Bride Bow and I simply added another of the beautiful flowers in the centre,
The butterfly is cut from one of the Pion Design sheets which I layered over some twine onto a Doo Hickey Bloomy tag,
I also used this gorgeous new lace too,
Closer view of Tilda, keeping in with the gorgeous mood board,


why don't come and join us this month with your gorgeous pastel creations, we love seeing them,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

Ready for Spring

Hi guys, I hope the spring weather will show itself soon, as it's freezing cold here, so I'm here today with a card made with inspiration from the gorgeous new papers and stamps from
 Love to craft and create,
The lush papers are by Lemoncraft from the Spring collection, these papers are so stunning, do check them out!!!
I've coloured one of the latest adorable stamps Monika has just got into her store with my distress re-inkers, matching in with the colours of the papers,
I also used one of the beautiful butterflies from the latest chipboard everyday sets again by lemoncraft, this I have coloured with distress ink and then sprayed a little mica spray over the top for a little added sheen and a flower from the everyday spring flower set,

Do check out these and all the gorgeous new products available now from 
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Having fun playing with mixed media

Hi guys, I'm just back off my hols but thought I'd show you a canvas i did before I went away, just because I was in the mood to play!!!! lol

I painted my canvas first with white gesso, 

I then added some stenciling made with a mask and grunge paste, then sprayed the base with some of the fabulous sprays from Lindys stamp gang, I have just found these, yer I know where have I been! duh!! just love the vibrant colours!!!
The branch!! effect was made by first layering down some cheesecloth, on top of this I added some real twigs from the garden, which i found last year and kept in an airtight tin, don't know if they needed an airtight tin but they got one anyway, he he
When set I started adding some art stones and mini art stones by Finnabair then some micro beads too in bronze,
I stamped my  IO owl image using distress ink then layered it up using some papers from my stash,
this I placed on top of some natural fibres again in my stash,
On the branch I then added some fir cones and berries,

Too finish it off I added yet more spray, this time dabbed on from the tube inside the spray so the ink would run to add more effect too,

Have a go at mixed media if you haven't already, it's great fun!!
happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Name your Technique week, with A Candle Tutorial for you

Hi guys, yep it's Sunday again which means it's my day to show you my inspiration for
the  Name your Technique week over at the 
There are many techniques out there for us crafters, embossing, distressing, masking, stitching etc, but the one I'm showing you today is how to add an image to a candle,
it's got quite a few photo's so grab a cuppa first, lol

You will need some basic products first as shown on the photo below, I have used copics but as long as your medium is fairly dry I think you could try it, like say distress markers etc as long as you didn't use water to spread them,
This shows my coloured image on the tissue paper with a piece of copy paper underneath as the copics tend to go through the tissue paper to what's underneath, lol
Next step!!
This next part needs a little patience and tweaking!! lol
Wrap your image and candle with the waxed or grease proof paper,

Start  gently heating your image,


Closer view of how I held the waxed paper too,



Nearly Finished!!

Phew!!!

You can now finish off your candle with any embellishments of your choice at this stage,

So there you have my tutorial on my candle with image, hope it was ok, and you could understand it
well enough, if you have any questions though, just ask,

All links to products from Tina's shop below
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 22 April 2016

A Matching gift Set

Hi guys, I'm here today with another project as

This time I have made a Card, Gift Bag and matching tag using the lovely daffodil and lace collections, my Mum loves daffodils so I made these with her in mind,
I kept to the same papers, lace trim, and stenciling adding A Daffodil Bouquet piece to the card, this I coloured with white Gesso then distress markers on the flower heads, a little seam binding and twine finish it off,
I used lace borders - 04 on here 
For the gift bag I used the daffodil frame - 05 again coloured the same way, with the seam binding and twine, the lace border I used on here is the Lace Border - 02
The tag is again kept to the theme but I used Doily lace - 01
These and lots more gorgeous chipboards which can be found here,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx