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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Love is Timeless

Hi guys, I've still got my cough and  sore throat but at least my headaches gone lol,
Today's the day for a new challenge over at 
and this time it's 
VALENTINES WITH A COLOUR COMBO OF
RED AND PINK TOGETHER,

I thought I'd use my tag template again and of course the gorgeous Sissix weathered  clock die from Tim Holtz, 
my image is a older Tilda called right through my heart and it came from Simon says Stamp, fab service by the way, I just love her as she's so easy to colour, though I must admit I coloured her when I hadn't used my distress inks for a long time,
as you know I don't like leaving a border around my cut out stamps so for the bow string I added a little raffia instead, the arrow is a Tim Holtz spinner,

Paper is by Magnolia the heart die cuts are by Marianne,
the gorgeous mistletoe die is a Magnolia Doo Hickey and I thought why only use it for Christmas when it's usually for love!
flowers, pearls, ribbon  stash,
my usual hint of grunge is on here too, not too many embellies on this one lol,

Challenges
Oldie but a goodie ~ Have a heart
Anything goes ~ To the one I love
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Simply create too ~ Love is in the air
Simply Magnolia ~ Hearts and more hearts

well peeps hope you'll join in the fun, can't wait to see what you come up with,

Friday, 27 January 2012

OH Err!

Hi guys, I've just noticed for some strange reason my last post has posted twice! duh,
so your not seeing double although maybe I am as I have a sore throat, sore head and flippin cough, so I'll catch up with you as soon as I can,
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Tilda's having a party!

Hi guys, gosh is it Thursday already! how the time flies lol,
of course that means it's a new challenge over at 
Paper Play and this week we want 
lovely Lace,

Now as you know I'm into my distress inks at the moment and I usually use the pads, well me being me had to try the re-inkers too, usually when I see gorgeous creations done with the re-inkers I think the colours look deeper more vibrant, so guess which is done in re-inkers! I will let you know at the end of the post lol,
any way for the other stuff I have made my stepper card making my own steps on my usual square base card as you know I do, only this time I've done two steps,

I've used a  Doo Hickey fence die and flowers on the front row along with a Marianne die to create the centre flowers, the Doo Hickey heart swirl die is by Magnolia too, butterfly punch wood ware, and a lace  butterfly which I cut out of a lace strip I bought from a market,
Tilda with balloon is from the You are so Special 2011 collection and I have used craft wire for the balloon string,

the inner step has more of the white rose lace, and yet more of my hand made flowers too, this time I've used a Doo Hickey grass die and I've sat Tilda with Ponytail from the Sweet Rainbow collection on one of the flowers,
For the main card I masked Tilda with big ribbon onto the Romantic  window stamp, both are from the You are so special collection and cut out the shape with my new postage stamp nestie die cut,
there is another type of lace strip down the side again from the market,

the papers are also by Magnolia and are machine sewn, doily stash and a Doo Hickey cloud die has been used with a Stampavie sentiment stamped on,
I've used another gorgeous lace butterfly on the top right of the main card too,



Challenges
Just Magnolia ~ A window, door on your project
Paper playtime ~ Tag with a sentiment
 The ABC Challenge ~ H is for Happy Birthday
Everybody art ~ swirls

did you guess, the front one has been done with ...........
the pads and the others re-inkers, that's just typical for me! lol
trust me to get paler colouring with the re-inkers!

got Tegan again today so will catch up later,
have a lovely day

Tilda's having a party!

Hi guys, gosh is it Thursday already! how the time flies lol,
of course that means it's a new challenge over at 
Paper Play and this week we want 
lovely Lace,
our sponsor is in2stamps with this lovely prize


Now as you know I'm into my distress inks at the moment and I usually use the pads, well me being me had to try the re-inkers too, usually when I see gorgeous creations done with the re-inkers I think the colours look deeper more vibrant, so guess which is done in re-inkers! I will let you know at the end of the post lol,
any way for the other stuff I have made my stepper card making my own steps on my usual square base card as you know I do, only this time I've done two steps,

I've used a  Doo Hickey fence die and flowers on the front row along with a Marianne die to create the centre flowers, the Doo Hickey heart swirl die is by Magnolia too, butterfly punch wood ware, and a lace  butterfly which I cut out of a lace strip I bought from a market,
Tilda with balloon is from the You are so Special 2011 collection and I have used craft wire for the balloon string,

the inner step has more of the white rose lace, and yet more of my hand made flowers too, this time I've used a Doo Hickey grass die and I've sat Tilda with Ponytail from the Sweet Rainbow collection on one of the flowers,
For the main card I masked Tilda with big ribbon onto the Romantic  window stamp, both are from the You are so special collection and cut out the shape with my new postage stamp nestie die cut,
there is another type of lace strip down the side again from the market,

the papers are also by Magnolia and are machine sewn, doily stash and a Doo Hickey cloud die has been used with a Stampavie sentiment stamped on,
I've used another gorgeous lace butterfly on the top right of the main card too,



Challenges
Paper playtime ~ Tag with a sentiment
 The ABC Challenge ~ H is for Happy Birthday
Everybody art ~ swirls
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes

did you guess, the front one has been done with ...........
the pads and the others re-inkers, that's just typical for me! lol
trust me to get paler colouring with the re-inkers!

got Tegan again today so will catch up later,
have a lovely day

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sent with love

Aw well she looks like she is doing,
this is becoming my favourite Tilda! I love her she's so esay to colour and I love her hair lol,
maybe because it's so not like mine he he,
It's a quick post as Tegan is asleep so I thought I'd put it on now rather than tonight,

Over at Magnolia down under the challenge is your flag colours, well ours are red white and blue,
Tilda with love letter is coloured with distress inks again, and has my usual grunge on too,
I've made my hand made tag envelope again, loving these and again I have  edged it with glitter,

Flowers are a mixture of  market and stash and I have painted these with crackle paint,
the pin was a gift thanks hun, and the heart swirl is a Doo Hickey,

The gorgeous butterfly is Pion paper and I've used a Tim Holtz Ideology pen nib on it too, this has again been distressed,

Closer look  of the removable tag, the swirl is a Magnolia stamp, the tag is a Doo Hickey Bloomy Tag die,
Challenges

Magnolia Down Under ~ Colours of your flag
Simon says stamp ~ Domi's gorgeous sketch

catch up with you later,

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Who wants a hug

Ah, me too lol,
isn't she adorable, I just love this Tilda with Koala,
Our theme this time over at Addicted to stamps is for 
Summer in Winter
well I thought gorgeous soft colours, flowers and this Tilda because now in Australia it's summer lol,
my brain works in mysterious ways!

Tilda is yet again coloured with my distress inks only using lighter  tones this time and it is layered onto a nestie oval and oval scallop then onto labels 18,
the lovely sentiment stamp is from 
The pretty little Ribbon shop and is a catslife press one,
I also got the gorgeous doily from there too,

my flowers are from a local market and the key is made with a quickcutz die,
the heart is my favourite Marianne die too,
paper are gorgeous and are by Pion, I so want some more,
my banner is made using Doo Hickey flag dies and a small Hero Arts alphabet set I've had years,

this card is also on the Totally Tilda challenge blog site too as we are in our second week where the challenge is to use Tilda with non domesticated animal,
I love it when a plan comes together lol,
why have I now got The A team music going through my head! lol

Challenges
Alota rubber stamps ~ Hearts
4 Crafty chicks ~ Summer in January
Hot shot crafts ~ Flowers

ooopppss sorry if you now do too he he,
catch you later,

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Pion Candy

Hi guys just letting you know Pion designs has some gorgeous candy going on,
well I mean who can resist gorgeous Pion papers eh!
catch you tomorrow,
hugs Liz xx

Oh no, another Tilda card

There said it before you could Dawn  lol, 
thanks for all  your lovely comments yesterday, you made my day!

well as you know I love Tilda, what no never! what ever makes you think that!
so of course here is another one!
the card is for my Basic Grey DT and the challenge is 
favourite things,
We are being sponsore by Simon Says Stamp again
with a $25 voucher, wow!


well I could hardly not use a Magnolia Tilda now could I!
so distress inks, flowers, lace and white acrylic paint and Tim Holtz Ranger crackle paint are on here too,
just heard from my supplier she has managed to get me some more of this YEAH! as I was so running out lol,
my papers are from the Wisteria pad, my Tilda with Daisy image is coloured with my distress inks again, ooppss did I just tell you that lol, and  yes still the pads he he,
I've added my touch of grunge too , well you know how I love it!
She's layered on to nestie ovals and scalloped ovals, I've torn my inner paper again but do you know this may be one of the last as I've right gone off it, do you do that?  love something then think YUK he he,
the post card is made with a Lily of the Valley stamp which has been stamped in rich cocoa memento ink,
Flowers have been grunged too and are my last lovely lilac ones, so want some more but don't know where I got them from boo hoo, the film strip is by Tim Holtz, feather and lace from stash, and there is a bit of cheesecloth lurking about too!
I will have to check later for challenges as up to now I've not found any,
Oh found some lol,

Samuel Taylors ~ distress
Fab n funky ~ bingo vintage/lots of layers/butterfly
Truly Scrumptious ~ something forgotten ~ feather
Flutter by Wednesdays ~ open
Hot shot crafts ~ flowers
Stampin for the weekend ~ use your old stash ~ feather, papers

catch you soon 
have fun!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Just for you!

hi guys,
it's pouring down outside at the moment I wouldn't mind but it's given it all day too lol,
still lots of crafting to be done he he,
I've been busy doing DT stuff but thought I'd show you a card I've done for fun,

I've followed Domi's gorgeous sketch over at Simon Says Stamp and I loved it, "it is all there you just have to look closely to see the strip in the middle as I managed to hide  most of it" lol, 
my image is again coloured with my distress inks, still learning these need lots more practise, I use the pads but fancy having a go with the re-inkers watch this space lol!
this gorgeous Tilda is called Tilda sending love letter,

well being me it had to have a little grunge didn't it so the edge is done with white acrylic paint and is  machine sewn too, the little dots are done with liquid pearl,
Deep ocean challenge wants sparkling and or glitter so the edges of my hand made tag sleeve have the glitter treatment as does Tilda and the flowers too,
the gorgeous paper is again by Magnolia as is the swirly heart die, the beautiful handmade pin is again by my lovely friend, you know who you are hunny and I love them!
flowers and lace from local market and stash,
pearls from a  a lovely candy win thank you!

Here's a closer look of the tag which  can of course be taken out of it's sleeve, 
the text is by Magnolia too as is the swirl stamp and of course the gorgeous tag shape is my Doo Hickey  Bloomy tag by you guessed it Magnolia lol! 

does any one guess I'm a all things Magnolia lover! he he

challenges
Simon says Stamp ~ Domi's gorgeous sketch
Deep Ocean challenge ~ sparkling and or glitter

well guys catch up with you later the housework is calling, back tomorrow with my BG project,
Have fun!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Two in one day lol

hi guys, I have already posted my TT creation earlier if you want to see it see below, if not I've made a card for fun again using my Distress inks and of course Tilda! lol


I've used the usual grunge effect which as you know I love lol,
the bottom die cut is called spring border and is by Memory box, I love these  dies and have one or two already with my eye on a few more lol,
I
I've distressed my card stock edges again and then sewn my paper edges,
the flowers are WOC and stash and are edged with  white acylic paint, the key die is by quick cutz,
again I just had to use my new Magnolia Doo Hickey bloomy tag, the charm is from The works!
lace and ribbon stash,

Challenges
TOMIC ~ Monochromatic pink and bow
Simon says stamp ~ spots and or stripes, with optional memory box dies
Simply create too ~ layers, layers and more layers

well hope your having a lovely day where ever you are,
obviously your in front of a computer if your reading this but you know what I mean lol,


Were Back!

Yep Totally Tilda is back with a new challenge, 

Tilda with non domesticated animal

now as you know I have the gorgeous Koala Tilda and so of course have used that, if you pop onto the challenge blog you will see we have all used this stamp as this time we are being sponsored by the lovely Bron from Shop Bron here with this gorgeous Magnolia stamp this time , so get your thinking caps on and join in the fun! lol
Now some of you  may have noticed I'm way into my Distress inks at the moment, I have started looking after my Granddaughter in the day while her mum works, so I find colouring with these at night relaxing! so if you've noticed me missing a little that's why,  just till I get used to the routine, after all my youngest child which is Tegans mum is 26 so it's a long time since I've looked solely after a baby lol,

The gorgeous papers are Pion, wow love them! want more! and I've matted my image using oval nesties and labels 18,
flowers are WOC and stash, 
the butterfly's are a Marianne die, the tag is my latest Doo Hickey Bloomy tag die from Magnolia, oh love that too,
sentiment stamp is from stash that I've had a while,
I've distressed my card stock edges with my distress tool too,

challenges
WOC ~ anything goes
Magnolia-licious highlites ~ Anything goes

well guys look forward to catching you up with you and seeing your great creations for our challenge,
have fun!



Thursday, 12 January 2012

Paper play DT in stitches

Hi guys,
over at Paper play we have a fab challenge for you, stitching
now as usual it can be real faux, hand or machine,
we are being sponsored by Destination Art with a
$25 AUD store voucher
as you know I used to sew for a living so for me it's usually my sewing machine that's used though I have been known to hand stitch as I used to love, embroidery, tapestry etc, mind you that was way before I discovered making my own cards, and that they say was that lol 
right I'd best get on with showing you my card he he,


Tilda with daisy is coloured with my distress inks, yes I'm really into my DI'S at the moment, my poor copics aren't getting a look in lol,
I bought myself some gorgeous Pion papers and these are on here too,

I have made my card doing the basic square style and putting my own stepper front on again, on this I have used a Memory Box die called spring border
I've used my gorgeous new bloomy tag die from Magnolia again too, defo one of my faves, the charm is from my stash,the flowers from a local market and WOC I think lol,


Challenges
Magnolia down Under ~ anything goes
Paper sundaes ~ Saturated colours
The squirrel and Fox ~ Something new
Simply create ~ layers and more layers
Dream valley ~ anything goes
Lollipop crafts ~ Anything new
Anything goes ~ anything goes
Everybody art ~ Shabby
Papertake weekly ~ die cuts/ make it cute

well guys, catch you up later,
have fun!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

January Blues~ Addicted to stamp Challenge

Hi guys,
well were back again at Addicted to stamps  with another gorgeous challenge for you
Winter blues
use the colour blue,

I'm back with a magnolia Tilda, my New year resolution didn't last long did it lol,
she is called
Tilda with peony tails
and is from the  sweet crazy love collection
I've made my card in the envelope style and  is the first time I've done one, quite like it so will defo do more lol,
my papers are all Magnolia and have been machine sewn,
Tilda is coloured with my copics and I've used a Martha Stewart border punch for the edges,
my new Magnolia Doo Hickey  bloomy tag die has been used again too, loving this,
the edges have been distressed with white acrylic paint and the card stock distressed with my distress tool,

The flower is coloured with four shades of blue though with the glamour dust on over the top you can't see that too well lol,
the flowers are WOC and these have been given the white acylic paint treatment too,
Butterfly punch is by Marianne, roses ribbon from stash,

The inside has this fab verse I got off the net, couldn't resist it but will have to send it to some one I know lol, who will know I'm not being conceited but it's just my weird sense of humour! 

again as you can see my papers are machine sewn and finished off with the paint,

recipe
Copics
Skin ~ E21, E00, E01, E11
Hair ~ E35, E33, E31, E30
Dress ~ E53, E51, E50
Flower ~ B97, B95, B93, B91
Leaves ~ YG63, G94, G21
Flowers ~ Wild orchid Crafts
Papers ~ Bunny Zoes
Marianne Butterflies die ~ Card craft plus

challenges
Deep Ocean ~ lots of white
7 Kids collage fund ~Try something new
Simon Says Stamps ~ New something
Cute card Thursday ~ New stash
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes optional New stash,

well guys, It's my son's 30 the Birthday today, gosh how old does that make me feel lol,
anyway were off out for a meal, so will catch you up as soon as possible,
wishing you all a lovely day,
have fun!


Saturday, 7 January 2012

MY CANDY WINNER!



The winner of this gorgeous Tilda with Koala by random generater is
Ta Da
.......................................

Pendra

Number 70

congratulations hun!

 e-mail hun  and I will send it out to you,
I wish I could send you all one,
thanks to all my lovely new followers,
I will be back with another candy soon,

does any one know how you can get random generator to show the results on your blog!

I just want to again  thank Bron from
for sending this exclusive gorgeous Tilda  out to me to give away  as candy

Something New!

Hi guys, 
were back today with our challenge over at Basic Grey
this time it's to  use your new stash and of course your Basic Grey products too,
please remember to say which BG products you have used too, 
it helps us out as there are so many products out there lol,

our fabulous sole  sponsor is 
wow how mega brill is that!
so wish I could join in lol,

Now those who know me well are probably thinking
what no Magnolia's!!!!!!!!!!
well my New Year resolution is to try more things, watch this space for how long it lasts lol,
anyway back to my card he he,
this gorgeous image is called Chantelle at the races from
Make it crafty and is a digi download
I couldn't resist her,

she's coloured with copics and I've layered her onto a petite ovals large nestability and then the scalloped one too,

my gorgeous new papers are of course Basic Grey and are from the Little Black Dress 6x6 paper pad,
with a name like that I just had to use this image lol,
I also used my new Magnolia tag die and Birthday sentiment stamp too,
the gorgeous handmade pin was from a lovely friend as a Christmas gift, thanks hun I love them!

as you can see I've machine sewn my paper edges, torn my inner paper and distessed my card stock too,
the bling was from  a Christmas  gift last year,
the flowers are from stash and a lovely candy win from Jacqui, thanks hun,

recipe
Basic Grey papers ~ Little Black Dress ~ quixotic paperie
Digi stamp ~ Make it crafty
Doo Hickey bloomy  tag ~ Zoe Bunnys
Sentiment stamp ~ The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Challenges
Ladybug crafts ~ New stash
Papertake weekly ~ anything goes
Top tip Tuesday ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ New somethings
mad for markers ~ new colour combo
Make it colourful ~ rarely used colours, that you hate, never used these together like this before EEk!

right guys, wishing you luck,
back later with the winner of my candy
again good luck to all,