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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A question

Hi peeps 
Is any one else having trouble loading their piccies onto blogger since the shut down the other day mine was on go slow now I can't get one to load at all, 
anyone else having problems?
thanks Liz xx

Monday, 30 May 2011

CANDY WINNER!

Hi guys,
My lovely hubby did the draw again this time as Kay has other things to do lol,
and the winner is 

number 33 Pamela

please contact me with your address hun and I'll get the candy off to you,

Thanks to all of you for entering I will have some more soon,

hope your all having a gorgeous Bank Holiday Monday
it's pouring down here 
just to make a change lol,

see you soon 
Love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

CANDY TIME !!!!!!

THIS IS A STICKY POST!!
SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST POSTS!

Hi Guys, I've decided to add a little candy to my blog,
I love your visits, and your lovely comments make my day and make me feel so happy,
I feel I've made  some lovely friends,

I tried to get a linky system but for some reason it won't accept a password so I can't get one lol,
any one any ideas?

so for this time it will have to be comments again 


items:
Fizzy Moon ~ wish upon a star
Fizzy Moon ~ Thanks a bunch
 Fizzy Moon Celebrations ~ brads
and a packet of doilies

the candy is open to followers of my blog, 
 just leave me a comment,
and  please put my candy picture  in your sidebar


My candy is open till the Sunday the 29th of May
I will reveal the winner on Monday the 30th of May
Good Luck!

I hope you enjoy your visit's and will come often
I always have the kettle on!

Have fun!
love and hugs Liz xx



Edited to add!
I've finally managed to get Mr linky but  don't worry I will make sure those who have left me just a comment will be included too lol,


Still leave me a comment though please to let me know you've called, lol xx

COLLECTION CLOSED

It's that time of the year

Hi Guys,

Thank goodness I made some cards for when I got back as I feel like I have get lag worse then when I have flown lol,

our wonderful challenge over at 
Addicted to stamps
is Bingo

choose any line for your project, you've done this before I'm sure lol,
for my card I've chosen cute image ,pearls, ribbon
I have used a  Grand Nestie scalloped die again as my main shape, the papers and wedding certificate came from a paper pad I've had for years
the image is of course LOTV and I've coloured in copics,
I stamped the grooms hat twice, coloured them in the cut one out and layered it on top of the other for a bit of interest,
her veil is done with a gliter pen but it doesn't show on here grrr,
The roses are from hobby craft, stash and WOC, and do you see my hint of cheesecloth there too? lol

The certificate has hints of glimmer on too but of course as per usual you can't see it lol,
challenges
Just add ink ~ fussy cutting
Bunny zoe's crafts ~ lace and pearls
Simply create ~ A special day/event

well it's pouring down with rain again today so guess who didn't get there washing dry!!

Right peeps hopefully I will get to you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Shabby Chic

Hi guys,
well I'm here, enjoying this horrible winter weather again, 
am I glad we went down south and got some sun,
we had a couple of days of twenty three degrees!!!!
forgot that still existed lol,
my neighbour said it's been like winter all this last week and she's had the heating on again!!!

as you know we went to Center Parcs and we saw about 20 deer just roaming around, I looked up one night having my tea and their were two on the path, so cute!

Well I'd better get on with my card he he,
Over at Basic Grey the theme this fortnight is for 
Shabby Chic
Did my title give you a clue???
This is my card Penilla did my blog look from,
as you guessed I made it before my hols lol,
Tilda is coloured using Distress inks, the cardboard she's sat on was from an old box which I stripped the back layer off the painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint,
Tilda is finished off with glitter as are the flowers but I've yet to master you being able to see this!
I've used up that gorgeous lace which I love and so must get some more,
My flowers are from WOC,the pearl strings are from Hobby craft, and the leaf I found in my stash, the gorgeous butterfly is of course a Prima one,

I think I'm finally getting the hang of this cheesecloth stuff lol,
the main card shape is a Spellbinders Grand Nestie, scalloped circle,

challenges
Kreative Stempelfreunde ~ favourite colours
Pollycraft Monday ~ lace/charm/pearls
CLP ~ Sketch
The pixie cottage ~ here comes the sun ~ (I WISH) lol
Hanna and friends ~ Lace and pearls
Crafty Catz ~ Pink and green
Crafts and me ~ Gems and pearls
Penny's papercraft ~ Here comes summer
Fun with shapes and more ~ every thing must sparkle
Totally Papercrafts ~ pink and Girlie
Bunny Zoe's crafts ~ Lace
Magnolia Mania ~ favourite colours

Wow I don't think I've ever had so many challenges, I must  on holiday more often lol,
hope fully I will catch up with you soon, as you can guess I've a shed load of washing and such gorgeous weather to get it dry in!!!!!!!! lol
see you soon,
love and hugs L:iz xx

Friday, 27 May 2011

Hunny I'm home lol

Hi guys,

Well I'm back from my hols as you will have guessed lol,
thanks for all your  lovely comments while I've been away,
I will be back tomorrow with my Basic Grey card but just thought I'd say 
HELLOOOO

Mr Blogger seems to have borrowed my followers, I hope he returns them soon lol,
will let you know about my hols tomorrow too or will that put you off visiting me lol,
 as for now I'm bushed!!!!  lol,

hope your all ok, missed you
Love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A gift tag for you!

Well three actually lol,
because the challenge today over at Totally Tilda is for three tags each with a Tilda on,
now some of my teamies who have all made the most gorgeous tags ever, have used the same Tilda, others have used the same tags, can't wait to see what you do though it will have to wait till I get back from my hols next week,
any way here's mine
as you can see I used the same tag die  which is a Go kreate one by the way and I have used different Tildas,
I can't belive I made a xmas tag in May, I don't do xmas till November as you already know lol,
I coloured my images with copics, cut them out and layered them, I used a tiny piece of corrogated card board from an old box and added some white acrylic paint to it before attaching that as some where for Tilda to sit on,
her fur trim, laces, and snow are all sparkly with glamour dust, which of course again you can't tell, see I told you I needed more practise!
For this tag I have used my new bunting stamp, the royal wedding had a hand in this as I was thinking of what I was going to do and it came into  my mind,
This one is of course influenced by Kay being pregnant, got my mind on babies a lot these days he he,
Again she;s coloured with copics,
the flowers are a Magnolia Doo hickey die and the heart  charm says a new blessing, hope she's saying that when it wants feeding in the night,
still it kicks her at one a  clock in the morning most nights at the moment, so may be she'll be used to it by then,

well I hope you like my tags, look forward to seeing yours, 
catch you later,
love and hugs Liz xx
ps, I have candy!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Hi guys

I'm busy packing as were off on hols on Friday for a week, son's still at home so the house will be a tip when I get back but at least it's a break,
were going to Centre Parcs in Elveden, anyone else going let me know lol 

I've heard the weather is still gorgeous down south so I hope it stays that way!!!

right on to the challenges,
Colour create this time have a colour challenge chosen by our lovely Sylvia and it's
white, cream and brown,
optional extra one more colour plus buttons and flowers,
here is the inspirational picture

as you can see my extra colour is blue, to be honest a little darker than I intended as my palest copic ran out so I had to use the next one up, or should that be down? lol
the base is cut using a go kreate die and of course the gorgeous image is a hAnglar stamp,
My flowers are from WOC and the pearl buds are Kars, the large pearls are really buttons which I have glued on side ways to hide the shank, these were another raid of my mums button box he he,
papers are sewn as you can see and I have made a border for the white using a MS punch
challenges
Timbroscrapmania ~ buttons and stitches
A spoonful of sugar ~ Anything goes

paper play challenge
our challenge this time is set by my lovely friend Mandy so of course it's called
Sparkle Galore
and yes you've guessed it show us your glitters, and glitz the more the merrier lol,
this is really sparkly which I hope you will see on the next pictures lol,
Mandy gets lovely sparkly pictures but I've to get them yet! lots more practise needed he he,
I've stamped out two images then made my own path with doing dots of three colours with my copic pens and the sky using copics too, my first attempt at the sky, and of course when my pen also ran out so it's not as good as I would have liked,

Can you see the Glitter?
I've distressed the edges of both my card and paper and added Tim Holtz crackle paint then just before it dried added some glamour dust so there is hints of sparkle at the edges too,
the gorgeous magnolia tree had to have some treatment too lol,
the flowers at the bottom I sprayed with perfect pearls then added glamour dust to them for extra sparkle
sorry the pictures a little fuzzy on this!
I wish you could see the sparkle !!
challenges
Simon says stamp ~ sparkle and shine
pear tree designs ~ stamped images
creative stempelfreunde ~ favourite colours ~ pinks, brown, blue
Cupcake craft ~ in the garden
creative inspirations ~ glitzy and bling
cutie sunday ~ butterflies
Bunny Zoe Crafts ~ lace
paper take weekly ~ bloom and grow

I'll be back with my Totally Tilda creation on Sunday as long as scheduled post behaves and Mr Blogger doesn't strop again,
Remember I have candy!
Love and hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New layout yeah!!!

Hi guys,
What do you think of my new layout,?
after e-mailing Penilla about my blog page, and finding out she had been duped herself,I asked her if she would make me one from one of my designs, and bless her she has made me this isn't it awesome,

So I managed to get a lovely blog page after all lol, so thank you very much Penilla,
 Love and hugs liz xx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A special delivery

Hi peeps,

Is it cold where you live? it's like winter here today, I hope the good weather comes back soon,

I've got a card today to show you that isn't for a DT, I just felt like making it and thought I'd show you anyway lol,

as you know Kay's pregnant and I thought it would be a nice card for her when the time comes as I'll be so excited I won't be able to think straight he he,
I've used a go kreate die and edged the card with vintage photo distress ink, my gorgeous lace is from a craft fair I went too and up to now have only looked at as it's so beautiful lol, I've also used my cheesecloth again  and this time left it larger so you can see it, the acetate butterfly is from a sheet of them and I've cut one out and fixed it on by the spine with glue,
I've coloured the image with copics and used vintage photo distress ink on the scalloped nestie too,
my flowers are from Hobby craft and WOC, the pearl buds are from Kars,

challenges 

will check up after to see if it fits any more lol,

what do you think of my new blog page,  I love it and it will be staying!

have a lovely day, don't forget my candy,
love and hugs Liz xx

I,m sorry!

I'm so sorry to say I have had to take my gorgeous blog layout off my blog as some one has kindly told me it was some one else's work and should not have been used with out permission,
I have taken it off as I don't condone using other peeps work as our own as  we all work hard to produce our work and it isn't fair on the person who should get the credit,

I have written to the  person responsible to tell her that she should not be using them with out permission but in case any one else has used one from my link to her site, please be aware!

thanks for the time reading this, off now to cry because I've got to sort my blog out all again and as you know I can never find what I like lol
love and hugs Liz xx

I've baked you a cake

Are you having freezing cold weather where you are, it's freezing here and I refuse to put the heating on in the middle of May but honestly I feel like I could have icicles on my nose, ok slight exaggeration but you get my drift lol

the challenge today over at Addicted to stamps challenge is for the colours of 
Pink and Brown, a gorgeous colour combo for you and one I hope you will join us with, we love to see your work and don't forget we now do a top three,
my papers are Basic Grey and I've followed the sketch from Magnolia-licious, Tilda is again coloured with copics though I think she might have been better in Distress inks, but you know when your in the mood for using something and something else just doesn't do lol,
My card  edges are distressed and sewn
as you can see there is a bit of glitter added here and there  too,
the flowers are a new Marianne die that Igot which you have to curl the circles to make the roses, me thinks me needs more practise!!! lol,

the butterflies are my favourite Martha Stewart punch,
challenges 
Crafts and me ~ Punches 
Cute card Thursday ~ Distressing
Sarah Hurley ~ Butterflies
Well off in the garden today, thermals at the ready as we have got rid of  a fish pond and we now have to fill it in! oh the joys!!!
see you later,
don't forget my candy!
love and hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Lady in red

What fun I've had with Mr Blogger, not only did he keep my post for a while he lost my new blog page, kept my photo's on too large for it and changed all my colours that I'd altered so I've had to spend ages changing it all back!!! GRRRR

Oh well enough of my babble lol,
The challenge today is of course for Basic Grey, lets hope Mr Blogger doesn't decide to keep this one too he he, and the challenge is 
Mix and Match
which is to mix papers and/ or Basic Grey embellishments too if you have those,
my papers are from the 6x6 pads Bitter sweet and Hello Lucious

I have of course used a gorgeous hAnglar image and I've coloured her with copics,
so love these hAnglar images,
I'm trying to get my colouring better for my copics but was quite pleased with this one,


Thought I'd show you some close ups of the flowers etc lol,

challenges

paper take weekly ~ Fancy a punch 
Crafty Creations ~ Anything goes
Aud Sentiments ~ no sentiments
Craft us crazy ~ favourite embellishments ~ flowers

as you can see my papers are sewn too,
will be back tomorrow with my ATSC DT card,
see you soon,
love and hugs Liz xx

ps don't forget I have candy!!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

He's mine!

Hi guys,

I hope that this will post as after my computer got a load of rubbish on it from the internet we went out and bought a flippin expensive protection thing for it and this morning it won't let me send any mail, so much for modern technology!

I started out making a card for my Totally Tilda creation which this time is 
Tilda with cat or dog
and I finished up changing it into a wall hanger lol,

I have again done my out of the box design he he and have also used my fiskars border  punch again,

I have used 4 images and masked three of them, Tilda with puppy, the log, the flowers are all masked then I stamped the main doggy sorry don't know what he's called but isn't he cute! coloured them with Distress inks and  added my large dog  after, again outside the main square, similar to my last post,
to finish it off there are hints of glitter some distressed cardstock, bling, pearls, raffia twine  and a gorgeous prima butterfly,

challenges
The ribbon reel ~ colour challenge
Crafts and me ~ swirls
Charisma Cardz ~ No cards allowed
Allsorts ~ use at least three three different stamps
CES challenge ~ favourite colour combo
The fuzzy wuzzy challenge ~ Babies

Right I'm off to see if I can sort out my internet problems, Oh the joys of computers,

Just a quick note to say hello to all my new followers and of course my older ones too
don't forget I have candy!
love and hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Outside the box lol

Hi guys,
It's Thursday already wow, doesn't time fly, so of course it's colour create and paper play time,

I've had a change today for my colour create creation and done a door hanger this is one of Susie's dies available from her web shop which will be open again shortly after her house move,
the challenge is our lovely Kerry's choice and is for 
Aqua/green/purple/white
optional extra glitter

above is the inspirational picture,


I coloured Tilda with copics, then on the outside edge I stamped a grunge flower using Distress ink, then using a slightly different flower I used it on the main door hanger using a darker ink,
I added glitter to her shoes and hem but it's hard to see, need to practise this again lol,
the gorgeous roses are WOC and the pearls are from stash,
challenges
Crafty calendar ~ April shower bring forth may flowers
Papertake weekly ~ anything goes

Paper plays challenge is 
SHOW US YOUR STYLE 
well I've done something I love to do which is to have one of my images slightly coming off the main image, I masked this gorgeous new Dog from Magnolia onto the main image then did another one which I then cut out and layered onto my main image so that I had him in the right place but he went beyond the square layer!
hence outside the box lol,
this time my images are coloured with Distress inks and have hints of glitter on them, I also love to distress my edges and sew on my papers so of course I've done that too lol
I have also used my Fiskars border punch again, which I've had ages and only just started using properly lol,
challenges
ABC challenge ~ T is for two images, sorry just realised mine has three sorry if it doesn't count
7 Kids ~ April flowers
MDU ~ lace and ribbons
One stop craft ~ stitches

Well guys it gives rain for us today, still with the fires on the moss land not to far away it sounds like we need it, hope to catch up with you later, have fun 
Love and hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Summery days

Hi guys,
Just want to say thank you so much for your lovely visits to my blog when I've not been doing the rounds as often to you as I like, this last few weeks have been a bit hectic and even today we are going out later to my daughters for tea but I hope to get to you today or at the very least tomorrow HOPEFULLY!

my card today is for the Addicted to stamps challenge
which has a recipe for you of
2 papers, 3 flowers, 3half pearls,

I know my card needs something but I just couldn't find what it was so I'm not overly pleased with it, but do check out my teamies who have done wonders with it,
This gorgeous Sarah Kay image is again coloured with Copics, the papers are from a pad called sparkling spring by Prima, my edges are distressed too,

Challenges 
Pear tree designs ~ Colourful

I hope my mojo comes back soon it seems to have wondered off lol,

have a lovely day and bank Holiday Monday, I'm at home as DH is working, still nothing new there lol
love and hugs Liz xx

ps just a reminder I have candy!