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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Faves of 2014








Here's my favourite projects this year,
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year's Eve,
I'm Back Tomorrow with some exciting news!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Really is the last Christmas card for this year

Hi guys, well here we are so near to Christmas, hopefully your all ready for the Big Day!!!
Were back today with out paper take Weekly challenge  which is 
Choose any challenge from the last 12 months,
I chose anything goes with optional torn paper

I have a few mens cards to do for my family and i always get stuck what to make so this year I came up with this for one of them,
I used some water colour paper and a Clarity stamps stencil called Birch tree, love it too, I used three colours of distress ink blending from light to dark the darker being near the base as the light doesn't get there so much because of the forest, I then added a black line on one side for shade and depth and on the other a hint of glitter for a frosty morning,
I tore copy paper by free hand and added snow tex on the top too look like snow,
the reindeer were cut from a few dies out of kraft card stock and I added a hint of snow Tex on their hooves to look like their walking in the snow,
I used a spellbinders banner for the sentiment and used the same distress ink colours on that too,

Distress ink colours used;
Broken China
Faded Jeans
Chipped Sapphire

Challenges
Clarity challenges - Trees ( if the stencil is not allowed, just bin my post lol)
Deep ocean - Christmas is all around

well I'm wishing you all a Very merry Christmas
And a Wonderful New Year,

Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Yet another Christmas card

Hi guys, I'm back today for 
and our challenge this time is 
Last Christmas card of the year,
 don't think it's the last for me but hey!!! lol

I couldn't resist using this adorable Tiddly inks Caroling Wryn digi again, so love her, this time I've not decoupaged her though, she is coloured with my copics and layered onto Michele Roo digi papers again from the Vintage Teal Frost collection,
I've also used a La la land bird box die, Little Darlings lovely view die, Magnolia Doo hickey poinsettia die and the slender firs dies too,
The winter die is by Noor love this die and the softboard bricks another fave of mine are by Dutch Doobadoo all available from Tracy's Noor web shop UK.
the flowers and Lace are from Sweet Lilac,
I finished off the card with machine stitching and a hint of glamour dust glitter here and there,

Challenges 
Tiddly inks - Winter Blues

Are you all nearly ready for the big day!!!
I have Tegan home from Playgroup as it's shut for the hols, so not much crafting will be done by me at the moment lol,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx


Monday, 15 December 2014

Anything goes at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, hope your all ready for Christmas, not long off now, I'm going to see Tegan in her first Nativity play this week so a few tears will be shed I'm sure lol,
right our last challenge of this year for Sweet lilac is anything goes, I've made an easel style calendar card for next year,

Again I've used some of the Maja Design papers, just love the designs and feel of these papers, edged them with vintage photo distress ink, the  main design is cut using a Go Kreate die,,
I've used a Dutch Doobadoo wooden window and behind it added some cheesecloth as a curtain effect, the bricks are also DD and are available from Tracy's Noor design shop UK, these are as they come with just a little distress ink added on the edges,

The gorgeous flowers and leaves are of course from Sweet Lilac and I love them!!!
The bird is a Dusty Attic chippie,
Bird box die is by la la land crafts and above it is a lovely view die by Spellbinders little darlings,

Closer view of window display,

For the base i used a strip off the bottom of the  papers and behind it added some of the gorgeous Lace from Crafts4U2DO, which is Sweet lilacs bricks and mortor shop in ST Helen's, Lancashire,
I added a clock from another of the  Maja design papers and yet some more of the beautiful flowers,

Challenges
Duymelot - Make a Christmas or New Year card

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Whoop Whoop, how excited again am I, lol

Hi guys, the lovely Sally, Editor of making cards asked me if I would like to be published in the Handpicked feature in the January edition of the  magazine, whoop whoop!!
of course I jumped at the chance,
 How excited am I!!!!




  Thank you very much Sally for asking me,
Doing a happy dance lol
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A different Christmas card

Hi guys,  first of all I'd like to say thank you to all my blogging friends and new followers, I'm always so happy to see you, I'm back today with our challenge over at Paper Take Weekly and as you may have guessed it it's too make your own  paper flowers and punched die cut borders,
you can use ribbon too if you want,
sponsor is WOJ,


I made my flowers using a free flower die on a Tattered lace magazine and also a spellbinders die,
the lace effect border was made using a Noor border die, 6002/0260 available at Tracy's noor shop uk
the base paper is by Magnolia and I distressed the edges with a distress tool and inked them,


The rolled up flowers on the end are made using the tattered lace die and all have been made using 7 dots studio papers - Cold Country collection,
the next two along are made form the spellbinders flower set using different petals dies to get the different sizes, the ivy leaf die is a Marianne die I think,
I added a little stenciling too with a Dutch Doobadoo Geometric tiles stencil and some DD texture paste 870.000.000 The snowflake is another of the xmas Decorations from a local store,


The top flower and the right hand side large flower were made using the TL dies just used differently,

full view again

Challenges
Cardabilities -112 sketch ( I rotated mine)
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

How exciting!!!!! I'm featured in The paper crafting E magazine

Hi guys, last month I got a  message from the very lovely Marit,
 editor of 

asking me if I would like to be featured, of course I said yes please!!! whoop whoop
I sent a few pictures of my projects and a bit about myself too,


Thank you so much Marit for asking me, I feel so happy and  honoured you asked me!!

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

Another Christmas stocking

Hi guys, I've made another stocking and thought I'd pop it on here to show you, so love doing these!!! they take some time though,!!!!!!!!! lol

The papers are by Maja design again wow so love these papers, have i told you that already!!! 

I again used a template off the internet, added some lace round the outside, distressed  and sewed my papers, the die cut snowflake is by Noor  with a little glamour dust added and the large one is a xmas decoration from a store, the rustic star is from Live and Love crafts and I added a little snow Tex on the top,
The tags are A Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda tag,

I couldn't resist using some of the Dusty Attic Marrakesh chip board again, and I added some pearls from my stash for on the  top,
Cozy coat Tilda is coloured with my copics, cut out then layered onto a Noor design die cut, I used strips off the bottom of the Maja papers to add a little interest behind,
Again another rustic star and Noor snowflake and the wooden snowflake has a couple of rustic jingle bells hanging , these bells are from live and love crafts too,
Too finish off the toe section I added fir cones again from Live and love crafts, these have snow Tex on them too and the La la Land crafts birdhouse die has some on the top with a little glitter added when wet on the top too,
the holly die has hints of the snow Tex treatment too,

Challenges
Magnolia- licious - Anything goes
Magnolia Down Under - Tic tac toe / Snowflakes-glitter- Doo hickey dies
Simply Magnolia - Vintage
The ribbon girl - Magnolia only - Christmas
SSS - Christmas/ holidays

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A Christmas stocking

Hi guys, I'm here today with my creation for Paper Take weekly  as the lovely Dawny asked me if I would love to join her team and of course I said yes, Thank you for asking me hun xx
The challenge is 
Anything goes with an optional extra to make a gift or decoration for Christmas
and we are being sponsored by the fabulous Lily of the Valley

I've made a Christmas stocking, I've seen some gorgeous stockings in blog land and just had to have a go lol, I have made this for my mum lol,
I got the template off the internet and used Maja Design papers for it,
after cutting out the shapes and adding my paper I added lace around the stocking, I also added it on the stocking top which was a separate piece,

I machine sewed the pieces too and added a Noor crystal snowflake border die ( Tracy has a first challenge on her Noor Design blog too) on the top then added a row of pearls on the top of that, the die cut has glamour dust on too,
The Stocking has a hanging hook to be able to hang it up if  wanted, I made two separate tags for in the top too, using some of the papers,

I took this photo at this angle to get the detail in lol,
The poinsettia die is a Magnolia Doo hickey and it is shaped and glittered on the folds,
underneath the Poinsettia is a Marrakesh chippie by Dusty Attic, I have lightly added gesso and some pearls,
The Tiddlyinks image has been coloured with my copics then layered onto a Noor Oval die, under this is a couple of strips of the Maja papers for a little added interest peeking out,
The wooden snowflakes have been painted then stained with distress ink, and a pearl added in the centre, the left one has some jingle bells and a snowman charm dangling on some twine, but typical their hiding in my picture!!!
The heel and toe are made of yet more Maja papers and I added one of the Noor snowflakes off the border die to peek out, this has been glittered too,
Too finish it off I added some flowers from Sweet Lilac,

Closer view of Wryn goes Caroling

Full view again,

Recipe
Maja design papers - Live and love crafts
Noor crystal border edge - 2021, snowflake die - 0258 - Noor webshop uk
Charms - Live and love crafts

Challenges
Noor Design UK - Merry Christmas
Fussy or fancy - happy Holidays
 Tiddly inks - Gratitude or thankfullness
Live and love crafts - with love
ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Kit and Clowder November challenge - Christmas

Hope you will join us in the fun,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

It's a Girl

Hi guys, popping by today with a card I've made for a new baby Girl born this morning,
I made the base of the card a little while ago then finished it off today when I knew it was a girl lol,

The image is a  giraffe digi from Lee Illustrations and I have decoupaged it and coloured it with my copics,
The beautiful flowers are in the latest Lights package from Sweet Lilac and I just added a hint of stickles in the center,
I added a feather too for a softer baby look,

I will look for any challenges later as I have to get Tegan from Playgroup in a minute, it's all go lol,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

DT Call at Noor Design UK

Hi guys, I'm popping by today with a card I've made to enter the DT Call for Tracy's new
 I have ordered a few times from the web shop and wow the service is fantastic!!!!!


I've made my card using a freebie image from Tiddlyinks I got from a magazine and I have stamped it a few times, coloured it with my copics,then decoupaged it,


Now as you guys know I love Noor dies, they have such variety from delicate and intricate to the  Clean and simple which CAS syle card makers love too, I also love that you can emboss with some of them too,



Close up of decoupage image


Inside of card




 I would love to be part of Tracy's awesome Design Team, to work with some amazing girls and to be able to show you the gorgeous products available in Tracy's fabulous web shop, 
I've added glamour dust to the dies for added sparkle, and layered up the single snowflake die twice on the card front,

The Noor dies I've used are
Cutting and embossing dies - Winter - 20-33
Ice crystal edge die - 20-21
Snowflake ice crystal die - 20-18 - No:1
Oval die - 03-04
Skates die - 20-32

Dutch Doobadoo - softboard bricks - 478.007.014

2033-Cutting & Embossing Winter Wishes Text Die   2021-Cutting & Embossing Ice Crystal Edge Die    2018-Cutting & Embossing Ice Crystal Die (No.1) 0304-Cutting & Embossing Oval Die (4 pcs) 2032-Cutting & Embossing Winter Wishes Skates Die014-Softboard Art Loose Bricks

As usual this will go on Facebook and pinterest too,

Challenges
Tiddlyinks - Gratitude and Joyfulness
Kit and Clowder - Christmas

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Baby it's cold outside

Hi guys, popping by with another Christmas card I've made using this gorgeous Magnolia stamp Cozy Coat Tilda, think she's my new  favourite !!!!!! lol

She is again coloured with my copics and i just added glamour dust glitter for the snowy wind effect,
The papers are a digi download from Michele Roo again called Vintage Frost and I've cut them using a Go Kreate die,
the trees are by Magnolia, the mittens are Memory Box as is the snow circle, the flowers and lace trim are from Sweet Lilac and the Winter die is from Noor,
Seam binding Live and Love crafts,

Challenges
Kit and Clowder - Christmas
Time for Magnolia - Use your favourite stamp
LHOSM - Use a die cut
Simply Magnolia - Layers
Totally Tilda - Christmas in pink with Tilda
Deep Ocean - shabby chic
Magnollia-licious - anything goes

Copics:
Pinks - RV91-93- 95
Greys - C0-1-3-5
Hair - E41- 42-43
Backgrouns - W0-1-3-5
Greens - YG17-G07-G28

I'm full of Tegans cold at the minute so hope the weather doesn't turn as cold as this, lol,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 24 November 2014

A hint of summer

Hi guys, back today to show you another card using the brights collection on offer at Sweet Lilac,
£18.00 worth of flowers for £12.00 with free postage,
their are four packages to choose or get all four for £40.00 again with free postage,
these would make great Christmas presents I think,

I've used the gorgeous Wee digi Maya again so love this image and coloured her with my copics to match the flowers,, I kept this fairly simple in design as the colours say it all,
the tag is a Doohickey Tilda tag,

Some of the Sweet lilac flowers I used from brights package
Orange classic roses - CR048
Orange/yellow cherry blossom - BL053
Yellow open roses - OR098

I added a hint of glitter to her wings too,
check out these awesome deals at Sweet Lilac,
happy crafting!!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A change from winter

Hi guys, as you know we don't really do scrapbook pages over here and i have only done a few, but the other day I came across this photo of my son taken at his happiest 
FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!! lol,
I thought I'd have a change from my cards and winter/Christmas themed projects and think summer,
He was on the verge of growing up and you could see the man in him he has become and yes he still loves FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've kept it quite neutral seeing as it's a fishing scene but added a hint of red to zing it!!!!
I followed loosely the sketch on Dusty Attic, so love their chippies talking of which the Lavender chippies has been tweaked with silks and Micro beads to tie in with the scene, 

We always have a laugh in our house, as he catches huge fish now and has won many a trophy but we still rib him about any tiddlers,

challenges
Dusty Attic - sketch


Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx