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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Hi guys

Gosh where have I been? the answer no where but I just don't seem to have time to post a card lol,
do you ever get like that?
the trouble is I keep tweaking my blog and still not liking it lol, I know what I want but just can't find it he he, oh well enough of my babble!

I've done a card based on  shabby chic with white, well it's been one of those that didn't come together easily, but it just had to be done, yep I'm in that mood too lol, probably why I keep tweaking my blog!!!!


Papers ~ Papermania ~ Exquisite collection
Butterfly punch ~ Martha Stewart
Corner die ~ Quickcutz
Swirl Die ~ Magnolia Doo Hickey
Tilda ~ Magnolia
Pearl dropper ~ old earing
Bow ~ Seam binding
Pearls, heart charm ~ Stash

I've edged the papers with white crackle paint and are machine sewn too
Challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ Shabby Chic with white
craft your days away ~ For a special lady
Fab n funky ~ Shabby chic
pixie cottage ~ stitching

Well I'm off, got to make tea,
hope to see you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx


Monday, 28 March 2011

A bit of news!

Hi guys,
Yeah!!  I'm on the new challenge blog DT team,
Check out this awesome challenge blog
the new challenge starts on Sunday 3rd April,
Hope to see you there.....
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sweet Treats

Hi guys,
Yeah it's Totally Tilda challenge time again,
and this time it's to use confectionery, cakes or Chocolate, not just chocolate colours though lol,
Go check out the DT creations, they are stunning!

As you can see I was in Copic colouring  mode, 
the shaped card was  made using  Go Kreate dies, my papers are Tim Holtz, flowers are WOC,
pearls stash,
I will have to check later if it fits any challenges, but if you know any, please let me know lol,
look forward to seeing your lovely creations hugs Liz xx

Edited to add
Pixie Cottage ~ Sparkle

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Have you missed me!

Just a quick post to say why I've not been around a couple of days, posting that is, 
saw my Sister the first day, she's got a Labrador crossed with a large Poodle, so it's  a Labradoodle, towers over Tilly as you can imagine lol,

second day, well this was perfect!
Kay asked me if I wanted to go to her scan and see the baby, well of course I said try to hold me back!
it was fantastic and I saw it put it's little arm over it's head like it was stretching, so precious, I had to hold back the tears!!! big soppy Nanna to be!

Yesterday was lovely too I had Heather from Rica's Haven visit me, she was down here visiting her daughter so we got together for a craft chat and play,
it was lovely! I really enjoyed it, Heathers lovely and we had a real good laugh,

When she was leaving, we remembered we'd forgot to take piccies, so this is taken on Jim's phone,


Hope you all have a lovely weekend,
 I'm off to get some Magnolias which have arrived at the shop for me,
Yeah!!!
Love and hugs Liz xx


Thursday, 24 March 2011

Celebrate spring!

Hi guys,
Isn't it gorgeous! had a walk this morning, positively summerish lol the birds are singing, and a gorgeous Butterfly was in the Garden, luckily I saw it as Tilly had her nose on top of it sniffing, but when I told her to leave, she did bless her and it flew away quite happily, the butterfly that is not Tilly lol,

Our challenge this time at Colour create is by our lovely Janiel and is for pastel colours and the optional extra is 
Easter,
our sponsor is Crafts and me


well I just had to stamp up my new stamps from Magnolia didn't I!
they are so gorgeous!!
I've masked the barrow of tulips with this gorgeous Tilda and coloured them with Distress Inks,the flowers are WOC and I've given them the glitter treatment lol, 
all my paper edges are machine sewn,


Challenges
All that scraps Magnolia ~ Spring is in the air
CLP ~ Sketch
Stempeltraume ~ Spring colour,
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Easter,
Claudia and co ~ colours, butter, rose, pale green, lavender,
Scrap creations ~ spring has sprung
Crafty creations ~ In stitches

Over at Paper Play the challenge is distressing and is set by me!
I hope you like the challenge and don't just want to throw things at me lol,
I've used a Fuzzy Moon image, isn't it cute,  again it's been done with Distress Inks, the background is pale pink but you can hardly make that out lol,
The sentiment is one of Lynne's from here, these are great as you can make them to your own size,
I've used a Doo Hickey die cut to make the half frame for my image and to add interest on the main card, my paper edges and my image edge are all distressed with my distress tool some of my papers are sewn too,

Challenges

Crafts and me ~ Anything goes

hope you having lovely weather too,
see you soon, love and hugs Liz xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

For you!

Hi guys
Noticed my blog, yep a new look yet again, wonder how long this one will last, actually I quite like this one so we'll see lol,
Let me know what you think lol,
I'm busy doing DT cards but thought I'd do this one for fun, oh does that sound like DT cards are not fun lol,

I've used this gorgeous Tilda again, she's certainly one of my favourites ever, just love her, she's been coloured with Distress inks and I've layered the balloon up with another layer then it's been given the stickles treatment,
I've followed the sketch over at Magnolia Down Under and Just Magnolia want a favourite colour combo, 
My  paper edges are distressed with crackle paint as well as being distressed with a distress tool,
Off now to do house work, YUK! lol
Much rather craft,
See you soon, love and hugs Liz xx


Saturday, 19 March 2011

It's time to Recycle!!!

Hi Guys,
Was talking away to hubby and nearly forgot it's Saturday and time for the challenge,
Hope your in a recycling mood because the Basic Grey Challenge this time is to do just that, it goes great with spring cleaning and all that lol,
I've used an old tissue box which I've covered with Basic Grey Wisteria papers and the butterflies are from from the pyrus pad,
the other recycled thing is the pink ribbon which came from some thing my mum had, how's that for recyling, bless her she keeps all ribbons, buttons and bits and bobs for me,
My flowers are from WOC not to sure about the large flower though sorry,
the butterflies are of course my gorgeous Martha Stewart punch, oval and scalloped oval are nestabilities, and the lace I got from a local market, 
pearls stash, 
machine sewn edges
Challenges

Craft and me ~ Photo inspiration plus Texture
Creatalicious ~ Two tone
Pixie dust ~ go green ~ recycling
If the shoe fits ~ Aquamarine
Papercutz ~ Use any theme, colour you want
Our creative corner ~ recycling

look forward to seeing your projects,
Have fun crafting,
love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

I found my mojo yeah!!!!

Hi guys,
Gosh I was getting worried,I just lost my Mojo good style,  it went away and I thought oh no it's not for coming back, so it was to looking through magazines etc for inspiration, and I found it lol,
I've also not felt overly well this last few days, don't know what's been up, can't name it, just off lol, thank fully I feel better today,

Over at Magnolia Down Under they want  two of  as the challenge, and Simon Says Stamp want Happy Birthday so this is what I've done lol, I will check up later to see if it fits any others too,


Tilda is coloured with Distress inks as is the bow, both are cut out then the bow is raised on foam dots , the papers are from the  Jack n Jill pad, and I've cut some of the butterflies from the paper as little embellishments in the corner,
the bow and her hem is done with Star dust stickles,
all my card and paper edges are distressed with Distress ink and some have been distressed with a distress tool as well,
The gorgeous flowers are from WOC and the leaf die is a Marianne one I've just got and I  love it, the tag is cut out with a spellbinders tag die and has been distressed on the edges too,
This is just to show the layers lol,
as you can see the flowers have had the glamour dust treatment,
Challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~ two of, mine is two images, two cut out butterflies, two leaf dies
Simon Says Stamp ~ Happy Birthday
Bunny Zoe crafts ~ Happy Birthday with Pearls
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Pile on the flowers
Cutie Sunday ~ Favourite colour combo
Stempeltraeume ~ Swirls, pink and flowers
Woc ~ Dieing to punch it out, Labels dies and leaf punch
7 kids challenge ~ pinks and flowers
Charisma cardz ~ Die cuts

Gorgeous large butterfly is a prima one, ribbon and pearls from stash,
see you later, 
love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

You've got style

Hi guys,
well my craft room's all sorted, bits and bobs in there right place, my stubbed toe has got a lovely purple bruise on it but it's not as sore now thank fully, lol

well it's time for the Totally Tilda Challenge, which this time is to use chipboard some where on your creation,

I love this Tilda as I think she's so adaptable for any woman's card as most girls like to shop right, well to be honest I know a few who don't but hey who's counting lol,

I finished up giving this to Kay for her Birthday as she needed to get some maternity clothes and it was her Birthday on Friday, to be honest she doesn't like clothes shopping much either but needs must lol,

She's coloured with Distress inks and the papers were a frebbie from a craft mag, all the edges are machine sewn, distressed and on the main paper I've distressed the edges on top  with crackle paint,
the chipboard tag I  coloured  with Distress ink then added the same crackle paint around the edges, the sentiment is a rub on,
The gorgeous hanger charm was from Susies die cut shop but it's closed at the moment while she moves but as soon as she's open again I'll let you know, as I need to order from her as well !!!
can you make out my painted background too, tried to look like sky, ground and air in between has it worked? lol
Challenges
Daring cardmakers ~ Home baked ~ create your own embellishment, well I tweaked my tag, sorry if it doesn't quite fit the challenge,
Fun with shapes ~ Happy Birthday
Crazy challenge ~ Lovely Ladies

well I look forward to seeing your projects using chipboard,
happy crafting, hugs Liz xx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Teddy Bea card adapted!

When I put on my Teddy Bea on swing card yesterday the lovely Fairy D from Teddy Bo noticed it while blog hopping and said did I fancy tweaking it to fit their challenge which was a similar sketch to Rach's, now I know it's not usually done so I'm not putting it into any any other one but thought hey why not, I kept it plain with my tweaked band as it still needed to be kept to the same theme I thought, don't think a pile of flowers or ribbon bows would have gone some how lol, so here it is ,

Well that was fun!!!! never altered a finished card before lol,
Challenge

I've still been moving some of my stuff today with hubby, only I stubbed my toe on a drawer on the floor, I know stupid place for a drawer, but it hurt I can tell you, so I'm not moving my craft room again, lol

I'm also undecided about my blog look, no surprise there, so don't be surprised if it's all change again,
 thanks so much for your lovely comments though I've really enjoyed them and you never know I might keep this one for a little while! like tomorrow lol,
hope your all having a gorgeous weekend with lovely crafting,
love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Question time again lol

As you may have noticed I've altered my blog look, so do I keep it or do I not lol,
which is the one you like this one or my stretch one,
Ohh err that's a nice easy one for you !!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Colour create and Paper play Time

It's pouring down with rain here at the moment, not nice at all I can tell you so it's a lovely excuse to craft lol,

Before I get onto the challenges, I just wish to say our lovely teamie Dena has left us but will join in the challenges and we have two lovely new treamies who have joined us, pop on over to colour create to see their fabulous work and give them a lovely welcome too,

On Colour Create we have a gorgeous challenge for you from our lovely Di,
the colours are 
Greens/olive green, brown cream and black
optional extra Leaves
Michelle's scrapbooking is our sponsor again this time,

I loved this colour challenge and have used my card for  Paperplay as well as the  challenge there is to use green too and or Good luck,
As you can see I've used one of the lovely Digi images from Teddy Bo & Co
called Teddy-Bea swing,
I followed Rach's gorgeous sketch  and coloured the image  with copics,
my leaf ribbon was a pressie from Janny, thank you hun,
Sentiment stamp is Magnolia
Papers are BG
Machine stitching,

Challenges
Friday Sketches ~ Rach's sketch
Lollipop Crafts ~ Critters
Paper playtime ~ Digi's anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Make it colourful ~ add shine

Well peeps, hope your having a lovely day,
Enjoy crafting! Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

It's all change, lol

Hi peeps,
It's all change here at liz's corner, I'm moving my craft room to another room lol,
it gets so hot in the old room which is just off the conservatory,I opened the door to let some heat in to air the house and thought I can't craft in here in the middle of summer I'd melt, lol

So I'm now in Simon's old room, hope he doesn't need  to come back!

Enough of my babble lol, over at Magnolia Down Under they want anything other than square or a rectangle card shaped card, well I've used my Go Kreate circle dies and some lovely Magnolia papers I got on Saturday, they are gorgeous,
This has been taken in my craft room, does it seem ok for the light etc, I never know where to take my pictures for the best, lol

I've had a change and coloured Tilda with copics, yep I was in a copic mood this time, the background is coloured with them too only in a very pale colour,
the swirl is a Magnolia Doo Hickey, roses are WOC,
the butterfly was a gift from someone years ago and I've tried a tulle bow, love this stuff but I find it difficult to know what to do with it,
Machine sewn stitching but not a bit of distressing in sight! It's no good it won't last long I'll get withdrawal symptoms, lol 
 Challenges 

I will check up to see if their is any more later as I'm going to visit my mum this morning then I've yet more stuff to do flitting my stuff, any volunteers welcome!!

see you soon, hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Thing's with wings

Hi peeps,
It's Saturday again, doesn't time fly lol, and over at Basic Grey we have a fab challenge for you,
Wings
 it can be Fairies, butterflies, or images like mine he he,

This gorgeous Hanglar stamp was another of my Birthday girfts from Elaine, thanks you so much hun!
Isn't she gorgeous! I love her,
Again I've used Distress inks to colour her and the background too, her wings have been glittered and glamoured for added sparkle,

The Basic Grey papers are from the Curio pad, love these papers too and were again part of the pressie so thank you again,
the butterfly punch is an x-cut I think!
Lace from stash and is straight though it doesn't look it on here lol,
the tickets I scrumpled up in my hands to soften them and add texture,
all papers are machine sewn too,
Challenges

Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes and optional  added glitter,
Ladybug crafts ~ Stitching,
 Paper take weekly ~ Anything goes
Top tip Tuesday ~ Favourite Embellies or technique ~ Distress painting
Anything goes ~ Distressing


Hope to see you soon,
wishing you lots of fun in your creating,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Good News

Hi peeps,
I've heard from Kay this morning and she's feeling fine, she had a fairly good sleep and no stiff neck or anything this morning, so that's a relief,
Thanks for your concern, it's much appreciated, and to celebrate I've made a card and I'm slowly getting some candy together for later too lol!

I saw  the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is a recipe,
1 image,
2 patterned papers and plain for layers
3 different types of embellies,
I thought great right up my street lol,

I've coloured Tilda with Distress Inks and the usual background too, so love doing this!
my papers are distressed on the edges and machine sewn, another fav of mine,

my card is also sprayed with perfect pearls mist to add a soft sheen, on a picture further down you can see it better,
the gorgeous flowers are my second which has had the stickles and glamour dust treatment,
and the third embellie is my gorgeous seam binding that my lovely friend Mandy sent me  for my Birthday, it's lovely hun, thankyou!
This is where I'm hoping you can see the soft sheen, and the sparkle on the flowers too lol,
the papers are a mixture of Prima Jack n Jill, and a freebie from a craft magazine,
Here's a close up of Tilda lol, I know you've seen enough already lol,
One more to show the flowers and because I'm in a devilish mood lol,

 items used
Antique linen,frayed burlap,tattered rose,weathered wood, victorian velvet and vintage photo Distress inks,
Magnolia Tilda from the latest collection,
Perfect pearls, and prima pearl embellie( bottom left of card) from SSS, with super service too,
Tim holtz distress tool,


Challenges
Magnolia Down Under ~  Flower Power

Well it's turned into a lovely bright day, which fits my mood perfectly lol,
Have fun!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Hi Peeps

Just letting you know why I've been AWOL a little,
Had a very busy weekend with family, just the usual, the Monday Jim was off and I had the hairdresser at night, so I was all set to be on here yesterday and I got a text off Kay saying some one had run into the back of her car and she was in hospital waiting to be checked out, as she had a throbbing banging headache,
the doctor would have done an x-ray and a catscan but because she's pregnant he couldn't, as you can imagine I was worried sick and felt sick too,
Anyway eventually last night her headache eased and she seemed ok, but she's to kept an eye on for 48hours,

So I'll see you peeps soon, hugs Liz xx