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Monday, 31 December 2012

Time to Celebrate

Hi guys, hope you've all had a fabby Christmas, we had the family and Tegan was so cute saying awww every time she got a pressie and pulling the paper of her presents with such care lol,
I bet she's not like that next year lol,
Anyway on to my card which is for my My Crafty Heart DT, although I've used a digi from Make it crafty  called Chantelle at the races as she seemed so in keeping with celebrating,

I've been in a copic mood these hols but daft me forgot to order my favourite make it colour card stock which I love to use, so I've been hunting round trying to find any bits lol,
the gorgeous papers are from the Prima paper pad Almanac and is so scrummy,

I'm still faffing round with my pictures, trying to get the light right, don't think I've got there yet lol,

Recipe
Chantelle at the races @ Make it crafty
Prima paper pad ~ Almanac @ MCH ( on sale )
WOJ Magical wishes text stamps @ MCH
Cheery Lynn die ~ Victorian Romance  Flourish @ MCH
Clock Charm @ MCH
Prima Cabaletta / spring @ MCH

copics

Skin ~ E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair ~ E30, E31, E33
Dress ~ E70, E71, E74, E77
Flowers/rosettes ~ R00, R20, E95, E15
Feathers ~ E50, E51, E53, E31

Challenges
Bunny Zoe's ~ Celebration
Totally Gorjuss ~ new stuff/ bow part of a Christmas present
Copic Norge ~ anything goes

Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy New Year,
with lots of good health and happiness,
Thanks for all your lovely comments and visits to my blog, I truly appreciate you all,

Have Fun!
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Anything goes at LHOSM

Hi guys, back to show you my card for the latest 
which is of course Anything goes,
did my title give you a clue lol,
I couldn't resist using this adorable Tilda with little Rudolf stamp again, she's so adorable, she's again coloured with my copics, any tips on taking good pictures my copics always look dull on the photo even when they aren't lol,
The Doo Hickeys spruce trees have been given the snow tex treatment again and I added pearl pen dots for a little texture, 
As you can see I did them on here too,
The Large Reindeer was a gift from my sis again, thanks so much Ann love ya! and I coloured it with vintage photo distress ink to match the colours,

Recipe
Medium white pom pom trim @ TRG
Christmas stocking charm @ TRG
Beaded swirl branch @ TRG
Ivory/cream beaded berries @ TRG
Red berries @ TRG (currently out of stock)

Papers ~ Inkido 
 Riddersholm @ Live and love crafts
Doo Hickey ~  bloomy tag

Prima say it in crystals ,gold /saffron @ MCH
Viva Decor pearl pen, Ice white @ MCH
Silver lame ribbon @ TPLRS
Oloroso seam binding @ TPLRS
Red cherry blossom @ TPLRS
Red sweetheart blossom @ TPLRS

Challenges
Crafts and me ~ winter wonderland
Deep Ocean ~ Santa is coming to town
Tilda's Town ~ something Christmas
Magnolia Dow Under ~ anything goes


wishing you all
 A very Happy Christmas
and a Fantastic New Year
Have fun!!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Snow kisses

Hi guys, back this morning with a card for
Addicted to stamps where the challenge this time is
blue Christmas/ winter
Winter fairy Talva is a gorgeous digi image from Mo Manning, adored her for ages and finally got her lol,
she's coloured with my copics and her wings have glamour dust and stickles on them,
Isn't she adorable,

The flowers are from WOC and the beaded twirl branch is from the ribbon girl, silver stem beads are from my stash but think they came from hobby craft,
the gorgeous pom pom  trim is from the ribbon girl too,
I've used a TH alterations snow flurries die for the edge,

I sprayed my flowers with pearl mist then added glamour dust over them before setting them on the card for a little hint of shimmer too,
pearls string was bought at a local market,

well I hope your looking forward to Christmas and are all ready for the big day!!!! lol
Challenges
Crafts and me ~ winter wonderland
Deep ocean ~ Santa is coming to town
Mo's digital challenge ~ favourite project using Mos images for 2012

I'll be back this afternoon with my LHOSM challenge creation,
Happy Crafting,
hugs Liz xx











Thursday, 20 December 2012

Just another xmas card

Hi guys, just thought I'd pop on to show you a card I made for my sons girlfriend,
I couldn't resist using this gorgeous Saturated Canary image again as I love her, I coloured her again in copics but this time used yellows and reds,
the papers were from the lost and found Christmas pad by MME from my crafty heart as is the gorgeous bronze coloured tree charm, so love these bronze coloured charms,
flowers are stash and the ribbon girl, all links below,
I've got her a gift voucher for Christmas as I didn't know what to get her and think it's best to let her choose herself, so this is the inside
Again you can see I've used the papers and made a pocket for the gift card on one side, I glittered Santa's  hat and fur trim up with stickles, and the stickers were with the gift voucher,
I cut out a spellbinders die for the verse which I wrote after taking the picture lol,
I thought the paper on the side was beautiful so left it fairly plain to be able to see it, she's not an overly fussy or fancy kind of girl so haven't gone too over the top!
closer view lol, with her added sparkle,

recipe
MME Lost and found Christmas @ MCH ( in the sale)
Tree Charm @ MCH
Stickles star dust @ MCH

Gold glitter mesh @ the Ribbon Girl
Beaded berries Ivory/cream @ TRG
Red berries @ TRG (currently out of stock)
Beaded white swirl branch @ TRG
Doily @ the pretty little ribbon shop ( in the sale)

I will look for any challenges later as I'm on here quick while Tegan has a nap lol,
back on Sunday with a couple of posts too,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Angel

Hi guys, here I am with a card I made using a Saturated Canary image called Christmas Angel, isn't she adorable, thought I'd have a change of colour too lol,
I've made this for the MY CRAFTY HEART DT creation and  a lovely blogging friend, so hope she liked it,
She's coloured with my copics and the wings  have glamour dust on them and the baubles have stickles which I think the camera has actually picked up!
closer view where you can see the sparkle lol,

Recipe
Crftworks card blank
Saturated Canary ~ Christmas Angel
MME lost and found /Blush @ MCH
TH/ Snow flurries Alterations die
Prima ~ say it in crystals, Gold/saffron @ MCH
Stickles ~ Stardust @ MCH
Flowers ~ WOC and stash
Cheesecloth

Challenges
Saturated Canary ~ Hot chocolate and Marshmallows
Crafts and me ~ no blues


well Christmas is coming closer, hope your all ready!!
Don't feel like I am, lol
Happy Crafting, hugs Liz xx



Sunday, 16 December 2012

Last challenge for Totally Tilda this year

Hi guys, well it's time for our last challenge this year at Totally Tilda
we have a fabby theme this time to make a 
Calendar or Calendar page,
this challenge ends on the 12th of January next year, so you have a whole month to enter
easy peasy!!
I've made an easel style Calendar to sit on my craft desk, it will probably get buried  under all the mess though lol,
Magnolia Tilda  is coloured with my distress re-inkers and the papers are by Prima, love them too,
all the  beautiful embellies are from the ribbon girl, links below,
A hint of stickles is on the flower and the hem of her dress,

we are being sponsored this time by Sir Stampalot with a prize of 2 surprise Magnolia stamps,
Thank you!
 oh, so wish we could enter lol,

Recipe
Prima/ Tea thyme pad @ MCH
Anita's calendar tabs
Magnolia Tilda/ special stamp from Doeding
Distress re-inkers
Heart with flower charm @ TRG
4mm pink pearl bead string @TRG
Lily flowers @ TRG
Large rose buds Deep pink/two tone @ TRG
Ivory silk crush @ TRG
Pink crystal stem @ TRG
Twine @ TPLRS
Go kreate frilly die /10

Challenges
Marvelous Magnolia ~ anything but a card
Vintage stamping challenge ~ pocket full of posies

well guys hope you will join us, remember to use a Tilda for the challenge too,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Aw so cute

Hi guys, just popping on to show you a card I made for yet another commission, this time they wanted modern, much more my thing lol,
I do shabby chic and that's about as traditional as I get he he,

The shape is made using a Go Kreate die and the papers are by Magnolia and Inkido,
Tilda with little  Rudolf is coloured with my copics, wow  love her hair,
The tag has a computer generated sentiment on it,
 Snow Tex is on the Doo Hickey trees for a little texture,
the postcard is a LOTV one and I've stamped it on to kraft card stock,

Recipe
Viva decor pearl pen /ice white ~ @ MCH
Doo Hickey
Spruce tree
Bloomy tag
mistletoe
swirl
poinsettia
Tim Holtz alterations / snow flurries 
Mellisa Frances attic treasures pearls @ MCH
oloroso seam binding @ TPLRS
cheesecloth
nestie circles and scalloped circle dies
lace, pearl string stash
Prima say it in crystals /gold saffron @ MCH
vintage photo disrtess ink
Snow Tex

Challenges
Magnolia down under ~ christmas Bingo ( Doo hickey/ lace and ribbon/ paint
Tilda's Town ~ Celebrate Christmas
Totally Gorjuss ~ On no snow
Copic marker europe ~ Christmas card
Bunny Zoe's ~ Celebration

while I'm on Teresa at my crafty heart has 10% off all Memory Box dies till the 19th of December and a special offers section  with amazing xmas savings off xmas products in store

well guys, will catch up soon,
hope your all sorted for the big day!
hugs Liz xx



Sunday, 9 December 2012

Another commissioned card

Hi guys, it's time again for our challenge over at Addicted to stamps, this time we have a bingo challenge for you, set by our lovely Nadell, thanks hun
I've had to use a commissioned card I made a little while ago as I've just no time at the moment, Kay's doing a lot of stuff which means me having Tegan more so hence no crafting time, hopefully after Christmas all will be back to normal!
anyway I'd best show my card lol
I've chosen favourite colours, well they are on there as I love the blues and browns he he, lace/ribbon and snowflake
Tilda is coloured with distress re-inkers and made into quite a traditional look as it was for a grandma, well for me anyway as that was what the fella wanted, he loved it but it's not really me so I'm not sure, oh should I say that lol, well too late I have!
the snowflakes, yes they are there just! are glimmered with stardust stickles,
The poinsettia die is a Doo Hickey,
The Doo Hickey tag has a computer generated sentiment on for Grandma and I forgot to take a piccie but it has a lovely verse inside for Grand ma too,
sorry I made it that long ago I can't remember the papers etc I used and I can't find the paper I wrote them down on either, it's been one of those weeks,

Do check out my teamies mega gorgeous creations, they are well worth the look,
well guys, hope you'll join us in the fun, it's raining here again today and it's so cold, so I'm hoping to tidy my craft room up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! believe me it needs it lol xx

hugs Liz xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Tegan's Christmas card

Hi Guys,
I've made this card for the little pretty ribbon shop challenge  DT using a lovely image from Lily of the Valley coloured with my copics and has Snow Tex for the snow effect where the bear is sat,
I used a Viva Decor pearl pen for the snow flakes,
The main card shape is using a Go Kreate die and the gorgeous papers are from the
 MME lost and found Christmas pad,
the fantastic ribbon is from tplrs and I've used a quickcutz buckle die I've had years to thread the ribbon through to highlight one of the snowflakes,
the flowers are now available from tplrs and are gorgeous, I've coated them with a hint of Snow Tex, 


Snowflake charm @ TPLRS
16mm Ivory 'Merry Christmas' ribbon @ TPLRS
Red cherry Blossoms @ TPLRS
Red sweetheart blossoms @ TPLRS
White cosmos daisy @ TPLRS
Olorosso seam binding @ TPLRS
Red twine @ TPLRS

copics
Bear ~ E30, E31, E33,  E35
BIRD ~ E40, E41, E43, E44
REDS ~ R37, R46, R59
GREYS ~ C0, C1, C3

will look for challenges later, but if you know of any that would fit please let me know, lol

Wow we had lots of entries for our last challenge, hope to see you there this time too,
last but not least, hi to all the lovely new girls too that are now part of our team, Welcome Girls xx
happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Hi guys, back with a second post for today for a GDT for the mega  fabby
Yeah how exciting is that,
I would like to thanks Mary and Andrea so much  for asking me,

Wow, I know you will already know but the gorgeous stuff on there is to die for!!
The challenges this time is combining the colour and the card challenge and is called as my title

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,

I got to play with some gorgeous  products which I loved and found so easy to use,
I'll put the link list further down,
You can't have Christmas pressies without Santa so I've used Edwin with sack as my main image coloured with my distress re-inkers, he's then cut out and layered in front of the welcome to a sweet Christmas image, again coloured with the distress re-inkers ,
Awe who can resist this !! he's so cute!!!!
The trees are done with snow Tex again and the  pom pom trim finishes off the bottom,
The gorgeous glitter mesh, red berries and beaded berries are all from The Ribbon Girl, behind at the side I've used a on the edge snow flurries die,

Santa's fur is made using liquid appliqué, so love to use this stuff for fur and fake snow too,

Items from The Ribbon Girl

Reindeer charm @TRG
40mm Gold glitter mesh @TRG
Red Berries @TRG (currently out of stock)
Beaded berries Ivory/cream @ TRG
 White Pom Pom trim medium @TRG

other
Lost and found Christmas paper @ MCH
Prima say it in crystals @ MCH
Doo Hickey bloomy tag
deer die - Quickcutz

Challenges
Crafts and me ~ ribbon or trim
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
Tilda's Town ~ celebrate Christmas
Stampin' for the weekend ~ texture / liquid applique, glitter mesh, snow Tex
Bunny Zoe's ~ Winter

check out the  huge range of  gorgeous products, you won't be disappointed,
Hope you'll join in the challenge too,

Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Gifts under the tree

Hi guys,
Time for the Totally Tilda challenge and this time it's
Sitting Tilda
so any Tilda that is sitting, remember it must be a Tilda as Edwin and other magnolia images are only allowed if accompanied with Tilda,
sorry, lots of piccies grab a brew lol,
Tilda  is coloured with my copics, fussy cut out then sat down in front of  my hand created 3D tree, I did a tutorial on how to do this here or it's on my extra pages at the top under tutorials, too
It's made using a Tim Holtz  Alterations pine tree die and then I sprayed it when the glue had dried with glimmer mist pearl and then dosed it with glitter, to finish it off I used a red pearl string from
 the pretty little ribbon shop
the papers are by Magnolia,

You may be able to see it's  the inside of an exploding box and this is the outside lol,
Edwin with sack is masked onto the welcome to a sweet Christmas image and again coloured with my copics, I've used liquid appliqué for the fur trim, the snow effect above the door frame is a Viva decor pearl pen in ice white, from MCH
 The box lid has another paper by Magnolia on the top then I've taken a Marianne sleigh die, added a strip of acetate behind to make it stand up then attached a larger strip to a reindeer die to make it seem as if he's flying, why I'm explaining this when you can see it is a bit daft but hey!
the gorgeous flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and the pretty little ribbon shop, links below
Pixie Tilda is again coloured with my copics, cut out and layered onto the side of the box with pinflair glue,
This is on the other side of my box and is a Marianne die cut out in white card then coloured with vintage photo distress ink, the grass doe is a Doo Hickey, this has been given the Snow Tex treatment,
The back of the box has a Memory Box Crystal snowflake die, cut out twice layered together at angles and then has a Prima crystal on top too,
Back to the inside view, to keep the sides plain I just added a few phrases like , friends, family, imagine etc, and made a Merry Christmas one for the front using a Magnolia stamp stamped onto Tim Holtz Idea-ology kraft Glassine,

Challenges
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes
Crafts and me ~ ribbon or trim
Tilda's Town ~ Celebrate Christmas
Stampin for the weekend ~ Texture,~snowtex, lace
Bunny Zoe's ~ Winter
Stamp sun ~ everything goes with stamping
you and me Magnolia ~ Winter creation

We are being sponsored again by the lovely Nikki,
thanks hun,



recipe

Red Berries @the ribbon girl
Beaded Berries ivory/cream @ the ribbon girl
Beaded white swirl swirl branch @ the ribbon girl
Red Cherry blossoms @ the pretty little ribbon shop
red sweetheart blossoms  @ the pretty little ribbon shop

Check out what  gorgeous creations my teamies have made too,
Hope you will join us with a sitting Tilda,

back later with a GDT post
happy Crafting 
hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

When I'm feeling blue!

All I have to do is take a look at you lol,
well she certainly cheers me up !
The gorgeous image is of course by the mega talented Krista and is a Saturated Canary stamp called windy day, available from MCH as are most of the things on here lol
Got out my copics for this one as I have a few different blues and just fancied doing her in those colours, you know how the mood takes you sometimes! or is that just me!!! 
the gorgeous papers are from the Fairy Belle paper pad and I have distressed them with my scissors for a more distressed look, I usually use a tool but think it's going blunt or something so think the scissors will be used again from now on,
closer view of image, will list the copics at the end of the post,
I just had to get some more of this beautiful Enchanted lace and I've added a pearl strip on top for a little added detail and to tie in with the pearl in the centre of the  scrummy flower,

Recipe
Saturated Canary / Windy Day @ MCH
Fairy Belle pad @ MCH
Enchanted Lace @ MCH
Melissa Frances / Attic Treasures cream pearls @ MCH ( I coloured mine with the same blue copic as my 
image to tie in again,)
Mesh Butterfly @ MCH
Prima Flower / Cabaletta /spring @ MCH

Cheery lynn lace corner die
Pearl string - stash
copics
skin -  E000, E00, R21, E11, R11
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35
Light blues - B0000, B01, B02
Blues - B91, B93, B95, B97
Greens - G29, G94
Background - W0,W1,W3

CHALLENGES
Saturated Canary - Gorgeous sketch
Deep Ocean - pastel colours ( hope this counts)
crafts and me - Ribbon or trim

just a reminder that Teresa has candy every Saturday on her blog  here so check it out!

back tomorrow with two posts, one a GDT!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thinking of you

Hi guys, just popping by with a card I have done just again to show you that Sarah from
 the pretty little ribbon shop now sells Wild Orchid Craft flowers,
These are a few samples to show you but of course there are more so pop on over and have a look,
check out the gorgeous ribbon and beautiful charms too,

Recipe


magnolia paper
D-Lites window die
cheery lynn butterflies dies

got Tegan again today so catch up with you later,
hugs Liz xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Less is more

Hi guys, just a quick post to show you my card I made for my nephew for Christmas, he being not into fancy or frilly I've kept it quite manly looking I hope!

The fabby papers are from the lost and found Christmas pad by MME, the flourish trim die cut is a D-Lites die by Spellbinders,
I added a little extra  by stamping using vintage photo a holly border using a stamp from Magnolia,
the deer is a Marianne die and it's cut out with white card then gone over with the same vintage photo distress ink to tone in,
the fab button is a Prima one from the En-Francais collection,

Well I said it was a quick post as I've got my mum and sis visiting soon, so catch up with you later,
happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Winter Wonderland

Hi guys, back with my second post of the day, this time it's for 
and the theme is 
Winter Wonderland
Yes, it's another scene card but my last one he he, made in a stepper style, all images are coloured with my distress re-inkers and then cut out,
sorry this was really hard to photograph and the sun was casting a shadow too, lol
the welcome to a sweet Christmas stamp is fixed at the back with Tilda with two gifts and Jingle Jangel Tilda  layered in front,
the middle layer has Tilda with snow heart and Tilda with Christmas Fir, the heart and fur effect have been made with liquid applique, a Marianne Christmas tree finishes off that layer,

The layer in front of that has Tilda with Lovikka mittens again layered onto a Doo Hickey lovely fence die as I do love her peeking over,with Jasper the cat and another Marianne tree with another Doo Hickey, a Grass die in front again,
these have been given the  snow Tex treatment,

To finish off the trees at the back right are Tim Holtz pine trees dies and a Doo Hickey lamp post is on the front,
we are being sponsored this time by the lovely
Thank you,

Challenges
Magnolia Mania ~ Tilda with an animal
Bunny Zoes ~ Winter
Dies to die for ~ Christmas cards/creations
Sir stampalot ~ traditional Christmas
Totally Gorjuss ~ not square
Tilda's Town ~ anything goes

Hope you'll join us with your creations,
happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Christmas is just around the corner

Hi guys, well it's time for our new challenge at Addicted to stamps
and this time it's Christmas time,
this card is also for my mid week card at Totally Tilda  which is a recipe of use at least two designer papers, ribbon and pearls, remember you have to use all the recipe to be in a chance to win,
I was asked to do a few commissioned Christmas cards and this was one of them, thankfully he loved them lol,
The stamp is of course by Magnolia called Tilda with a big Bouquet and has been coloured with my distress re-inkers, the papers are also by Magnolia from last year I think,
the beautiful lace is from live and love crafts, the gorgeous self adhesive rhinestones are from
the pretty little ribbon shop
text done on my computer,

When a work mate of my son saw this one he asked for one just like it too! I don't really do two of the same of anything so it's going to be a challenge lol!

Challenges
7 kids challenge ~ Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolias ~ Non traditional colours
Bunny Zoe's ~ Winter

Hope you'll join us in the fun,
will be back later today with a second post,
have a lovely day,
happy crafting,
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dancing queen

Hi guys, just popping by with my MCH dt card,
this time I've used a gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp called Isabella, isn't she gorgeous!

I've again used my distress re-inkers too colour her and added a pearl for her earring, 
the gorgeous papers are from the Tea Thyme pad and are so lovely,
Closer view of flowers and pins,

The dots are made using a Viva decor pearl pen,

recipe
Prima papers / Tea Thyme @ MCH
Saturated Canary stamp / Isabella @ MCH
Melissa Frances / Attic treasures cream pearls @ MCH
Memory Box /  Elegant scrollwork die @ MCH
Prima Serenade / pink flowers @ MCH
Jenni Bowlin / Antique pins @ MCH
Prima tiles / Romantique @ MCH
viva decor pearl pen/ ice white @ MCH
Miss Godivas /blush @ MCH

lace / live and love crafts
distress re-inkers
pearl string / stash

Challenges
CLP ~ gorgeous sketch

Just a quick reminder Teresa has some more gorgeous new design Saturated Canary stamps to pre-order pop on over  here to take a peek!
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx