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My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Hi,

Hi peeps, have you missed me lol,

We had gorgeous weather on our hols last week, the first four days were so hot, it was lovely as there was an outdoor pool and we lay with our feet in the water and sunbathed, its a good job it wasn’t this week as they’ve not give it as good,

We had a good run down but yesterday we hit traffic this side of Birmingham so we was on the motorway quite a while, probably why I feel like I’ve got jet lag, can you get jet lag from car travel ? he he,

I’ve made a card today being as it’s too cold and wet to do my washing and I’ve made it for the colour create challenge,which is to use Soft green and Light Aqua and I’ve used one of my favourite Magnolias and I have coloured it with Copics,P1010943

You can’t really tell that I’ve layered the card of the main cardstock, and then the inner layer is done also, blame the jet lag again as I meant to do a photo showing this but forgot!!!

I have used a Magnolia Tilda stamp and sentiment, copics,ribbon from stash had for ages, Quickcutz corner die,and I have used the waste bits for a little extra design around the main image, the flower was a freebie from a Magazine years ago, just knew it would come in handy some day lol, Butterflies are a x cut punch, cardstock is Basic Grey,

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I  am hoping to get some sleep tonight as I feel like I’m falling asleep writing this lol,

See you later, have fun, hugs Liz xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

What a Day lol,

Hi Peeps, do you know the sun is actually shining here yipee, oh I’d better not yell to loud it might get scared and disappear again lol, well what a morning i’ve had, I’m on hols for a week next week and so I wanted to shorten some cropped pants, yes cropped pants they were just not cropped enough, so I goes and gets my ancient sewing box and there was not a tape measure to be had so guess who has used a metal craft  ruler instead yep me!!! then all my pins had rusted .. not easy to get through fabric when their rusty I can tell you… so any way finally after a lot of coursing and my dog taking cover (only Joking) I did my pants, so guess who’s probably got one pant leg longer than the other lol,

Any way enough of my babbling, on to my card which is for my hubby’s Birthday which is when were away on hols next week so I’ve had to do it before I needed to pack and when he couldn’t walk into the craft room, of course I was trying to make this when I was thinking of doing my (crops) pants that is, and the housework, good job we can multitask he he,   I am entering my card into 9 challenges, gosh I should sew some more I’m usually looking all over for challenges that fit my cards lol,

Stampin for the weekend~ A card for a male,…Our Creative Corner~Masculine Birthday,…  One stop Craft Challenge~ Summer Breeze,…Stamp, Scrap & DoodleSaturdays~ Masculine, … Sketch Saturday~ This fab Sketch,…Dare U Digi Stamp~Anything goes,…Cards For Men~ Great Oudoors, Whoopsi Daisy Challenge~As you like it,The Crafty Calendar Challenge~Great Outdoors,

I know your thinking gosh where is this card but first I want to tell you I’ve used another fantastic image from Di’s Digi’s called Gone Fishing I love her images and I am so lucky to be on her DT, and it is perfect for Jim as he’s fishing mad and won a match last week, beating our son who was on a better peg, lol needless to say there was a lot of joking  going on he he,

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Papers~Papermania~ Hampstead Collection, Copics, Nesties, Magic Mesh, Button Elements~ had for years, Textured Card,

Actually he’s probably seen these buttons before I have been known to recycle them lol, well he throws his fish back in and catches them another time !!!!!!

I don’t know if I will be back on this week as I will need to pack etc and try to make the house look ok before we go, however our son is still here so it will look like a bomb site any way lol,

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I’ve used a new surround on this image what do you think?

It’s also my Pearl Wedding next week, just think 30 years of fishing lol, hope your all ok and having a good day, wish us luck for the weather as we are on hols in Britain,(enough said) lol, might see you soon or after next week if not, hugs Liz xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Dream

Hi peeps, it’s still cold and wet here so I’m using it as a good excuse to craft again, not that we crafters need an excuse do we lol, I have made a card using one of Di’s gorgeous Digi’s again, as you know I am one of her DT and It’s so hard to choose which one I’m going to play with lol, any way I chose this one this time as it reminds me of my daughter at that age when she just loved her puppy and always had a smile on her face when she was near, she still does light up when her puppy’s near come to think of it though it’s not the same one lol,

I’m entering this card into the following challenges,   Copic Colour~ Goo, BG, BV02,… Sweet Sketch Wednesday~ sketch,…  Dare U Digi Stamp~ Anything goes… Crafty Angels~One for the Girls,

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I have used a inkssentials pen on my image, which I have seen on others but I’m not sure it works for me what do you think? the edge of the circle is glittered with stardust stickles layered on top of a doily sent by my lovely friend Mandy,thanks hun, the pearls are Basic Grey, Adage ticket is Tim Holtz,and the gold thread/ribbon is a pain to tie and I’ve had it for ages,

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I hope you all enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend, hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

My finished box

  Hi peeps, this is a box that I have done a tutorial on my blog last time, but i wanted to show you what it looked like decorated as well to show you a different effect I have done on this one, you can of course put a plain top and patterned card for the base if you wish,

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I have two Cc stamped images sent to me as a RAK, thank you I love them, I have coloured them with copics, and the wings are Glamour dust,

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I have used Raffia, buttons and flowers to finish it off, I will look for challenges in a little while as I need to make tea now, have fun, hugs Liz xx

Hi I’m back lol, challenges are, Sophisticats and ABC, Crafts and me challenge,

Box tutorial Lid and inside,

Hi peeps, this is the instructions for the lid,

Using the 15.2 x15.2 cm size card score 3 cm on all sides, create 4 flaps by cutting on opposing score lines to where the lines meet, trim triangle sections from each corner to create flaps,P1010899

attach double sided tape to each flap, cut a circle in the centre of the lid, and adhere the acetate underneath with double sided tape on the front apply the scalloped circle if required for decoration,

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fold all score lines inside to create the lid,

Insert,

Use the 12.8x 12.8 piece od card, score 2cm on each side, trim the corners as shown by cutting triangular shapes to where the score lines meet on each corner,                                                                                                 P1010902

fold in the sides and insert into the bottom of your finished box,

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and not fallen asleep lol, the instructions for the bottom of the box are on the upload before as my computer wouldn’t let me put it all on one lol,

Box Tutorial

Hi Peeps,

Some of you have asked how I do my boxes that I have shown recently on my blog, well I have tried to show you in this following tutorial, it consists of quite a few pictures so you might want to make a cuppa first lol,

Step one, 

One~ 27x27 cm, piece of card                                                                                                                                                                        

One~ 15.2 cm, piece of patterned card

One 12.8x12.8 piece of coordinating card

one 8.5x8.5cm, piece of Acetate,

Double sided tape, cutting tool or scissors and a ruler, scalloped and circle nesties,

 

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Step One, score the 27 x 27 cm piece of card at 9cm and 18cm, rotate your card a  quarter turn and repeat,

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I’ve used a separate piece of card to hopefully show you the score and cut lines, red and green lines cuts pencil lines scoring, using a cutting tool or craft knife cut on opposing score lines to where to where the score lines meet, then turn your card a quarter turn and cut at 5cm and 22 cm as shown by the green lines,

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This is how it should look when all the cuts have been made.

Notch flaps by cutting a small triangle section from each side, add double sided tape to flaps as shown,

Fold all scored lines and stick the flaps to the inside to create the box,

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This completes my box I hope you can make sense of it and have a go, hugs Liz xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Hugs and Kisses,

Hi Peeps, gosh I’m uploading another card in the same day, yikes that’s unheard of lol, I should have given work up sooner he he, I’ll be serious now and on to my card which I am entering into these Challenges  Sketch and Stash Challenge ,Copic Colour  Challenge~  BG11, BG02, R20,  Cupcake Craft Challenge,

These stamped images are part of a set and I just couldn’t resist them, they are so cute and easy to colour and you will be seeing more of the set soon, although I must be good and do some more housework lol, I have coloured these with copics using the nearest I have to the colours for the challenge, I think Molly looks just as good in blues and greens as she will in reds lol, I have used the lovely sketch for the sketch and stash challenge and used buttons for the Cupcake challenge,

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Items Used, NEW~ Molly Blooms set two~www.Craftrange.com, Pm Exquisite paper collection on sale at The Range and it’s gorgeous,

Used, Nesties, Copics, Sentiment Stamp,Flower,Stickles glitter glue,

Neglected, Lace, Buttons,

I am very lucky as the Craftrange is only about an half hour drive from where I live so I could go and get this stamp set as I had seen it in a magazine and thought it would be from miles away lol,

Off now as the sun is still shining and Tilly needs a walk, hugs Liz xx

Two for you

Hi peeps, I’ve got a day off from mum sitting today as her work men are only coming later so after a bit of house work I’ve thought I’d show you this I did at the weekend, somebody saw what I had made for my mum and asked if I would do them a set as well, I love doing them but they do take a little while lol, I’m entering these into challenges:

Just Magnolia~ it takes two,…. Alphabet Challenge~ B is for Butterflies, Crafty Cardmakers~ Distressing,

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The set is for a girly girl so I thought what better than one of the latest Magnolia stamps and various shades of pink lol, the lady also asked for the roses as she really loved them,the card is an easel style and here is the bottom half,

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As you can see I’ve used the little Tilda image as well as some butterflies and distressed the edges of my paper and card,

Now for the box, same papers and card to mix and match but I’ve used different Tildas this time lol,

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Again I’ve used the roses and pearl strings,

Items Used: Magnolia Stamps, and Lace paper, Basic Grey Papers, Nesties, Martha Stewart Punches, Pearls strings,Distress inks, Foam dots, Stickles glitter glue, Spellbinder  Fancy tags,

Papermania textured cardstock, Ribbon, from the Range,

Lg roses and sm roses from Hobbycraft,

The sun has just come out I wonder for how long lol, hope you all enjoy your day, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Fairy Dust Wishes

Hi peeps is it cold where you are today, it’s freezing here unless I’m soft lol, I have been having my mum visiting every day as she is having some work done on her house, but she isn’t coming today so I thought craft time, lol,

I have recently give up my job as there wasn’t enough hours available to be worth paying a very expensive bus fare so I’m quite looking forward to getting some crafting done, lol,

Challenges for my card are, Colour, Create Challenge~ Khaki,Aqua,Brown and Cream,… Flutterby Wednesday~ open,…Stampavie and More~ Sketch,…By the cute and girlie~ Celebrations,… Creative Craftt ~ Bloomin Marvellous,… Crafts and Me~ Sparkle,

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This is one of the latest Tildas called Fairy dust isn’t she so cute, coloured with Distress inks and Star Dust glitter glue for the sparkly bits, I’ve masked her with the Fairy Dust stamp behind her  for even more twinkle lol,

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Other Items Used,  Oval and Oval scalloped Nesties,  Basic Grey papers, MS Heart Punch, Spellbinders Tag Die, Flowers Prima and stash, Clear flowers Embsey craft, ribbon from stash,

I have added Star Dust Stickles to the edges of the flowers too,

I hope it warms up soon, I hate it when it’s cold, hope your all having a lovely day, hugs Liz xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

With Love little one,

Hi peeps, As you know I am now on the Dt for Di’s Digi’s, this is my first DT card using one of her gorgeous images, and it was so hard to choose where to start, honestly they are all gorgeous and you can find them here,

This image is called Birthday Bear but I think it will also do for a new born Baby as well and even a naming Day, it was so easy to size and colour and printed out perfectly, I’m entering this into four challenges,

Sketch Saturday~ this lovely Sketch,   Delightful Sketches~ Pull out the punches,   Raise the Bar~ My Retreat,   Sophisticats Challenge~ Card For A Child,    Here is my card,

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I've coloured him with Copics, layered him on to a circle cut using a circle Nestie, put it through a Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder, used Scattered Straw Distress ink on the edges, then raised him on foam dots, the balloons I went over with Glossy Accents, which have dried a little bumpy, still need more practise on this one lol,

Papers~ Wild Rose Studio and DCWV The Sweet Stack,   Martha Stewart Heart Punch and Doily Punch, Sizzlits~ Heart, Stars and Tag Die, Ribbon and Bow from Stash, Sm blue Heart, Freebie,

I hope your enjoying a lovely Bank Holiday Monday where you are, it’s cold here and raining, still good crafting weather lol,

All for now, don’t forget to check out Di’s Digi’s  yourself, there amazing value,

                                                               Thanks for visiting, hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Birthday card and some news,

Hi peeps, gosh I am so excited I have just found out that the lovely Di has asked me to be on her DT, of course I am so excited and wish to thank her for asking me to be on such a  very talented DT, Di’s digis’s are gorgeous check them out here , and of course I will be posting some of her lovely images on here soon,

On to my Birthday card that I’m showing you, you still here? I made this for a friend, I hope she got it and liked it, The image is of course the beautiful Princess Tilda isn’t she so cute, sent to me as a Rak Thank you, but I really hope to get her,

I’m entering this into the following challenges: Quixotic ~  How Distressing…   Stampavie and More~Distressing…   Paperplay Challenges~ Pretty Pastels…   Just Magnolia~ A lovely Sketch,

P1010863The card is made using Magnolia papers, Distress inks, L-EM branch Punch,Gorgeous Lace from a craft fair,pearls from stash,Die cut Tim Holtz Label,Flourish Stamp, Latte Adirondack ink, Versa fine Black Ink, Glossy Accents, Stickles Glitter Glue~Star Dust,

I Distressed the edges of my papers and my image, and edged some of them with Distress inks too,I added glossy Accents to her shoes which I hope you can see, has my practising paid off? lol,

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P1010866 All for now, back soon, hugs Liz xx