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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mermaid kisses

Hi guys, so here we are again with our new challenge for
as usual it's anything goes as long as you use a All Dressed Up image, Wendy has some gorgeous digi's in her online shop and also there are some freebies to be found too,
so here is my make this month,


My Granddaughter is 6 this month, yeah still acts like going on 15 but hey that's girls for you!! Lol
anyway she's into mermaids at the moment so of course this adorable Mermaid Kisses just had to be used, I coloured her with my distress re-inkers after asking her what colours mermaids are, she told me green and blue so I mixed two inks to get a mixture on some of the scales, some of the others are more blue in colour though it's not really showing on here, typical!!!


I've kept it fairly plain to show off the Mermaid even though she does love her embellies, wonder where she gets that from? lol she loved helping sorting out my storage drawers the other day sorting out laces, flowers, etc

So back to my card, I cut the shape out with a die from my stash as was the bubbles stamp behind, to tie in these with the image I added a worn circles stamp by Gummiapan, then an  Arabic number die from Swedish House Crafts for her age, 
I then used a Magnolia text stamp again from Swedish House Crafts which comes with another fabulous Magnolia text stamp too,
Catch up with you soon,
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi guys, I've been colouring this adorable Yay It's your Birthday Tilda with my distress re-inkers for my latest card for Swedish House Crafts,
Suha has some gorgeous Magnolia collection stamps and dies, plus lots more fabulous dies by other manufactures  too, some of which I have shown here!!
I will list all the products used at the bottom of my post!!

I made an easel style card this time using a die from my stash but then I used the Gummiapan Old Papers die for my next layer, I love the edge on this die and of course being nesting dies, the next sized die up is big enough to be used for the base of a card too, at the moment it is sold out but if you get in touch with Suha she can add it too a wish list for you,


So after colouring my Tilda up, I used a Gummiapan stitched ovals die to cut her out, then used the next size up as a border from one of the gorgeous Pion Design papers  from the  Theodore and Bella collection, I love this collection as there is some gorgeous paper designs plus some beautiful images in the collection too,


If you look closely you may be able to see I cut a slit on the top and bottom of her hand so I could wrap some twine round between the slits so she looks like she's holding the Balloon string in her hand,
I cut the balloon using a fabulous Balloon die again by Gummiapan, this fit one of those said images from the Pion papers perfectly, the balloon die also has a matching Balloon stamp, that's very handy to have in your stash too, hmmm I can feel an idea coming into my head!!! Lol


And it's much easier then trying to cut a Balloon shape by hand, lol


On the base of my easel card I finished it off with a couple of Stitched banners Die, again a Gummiapan die,  I find all these dies cut cleanly and easily first time and are a good price too, why not check them out!!

Challenges
All About Magnolia - All about summer
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes option to add lace

Products used:


Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 11 August 2017

A Foamiran Roses headband

Hi guys, as you know i'm so into Foamiran at the minute, and can't seem to put it down!!! Lol
So I made some Roses in my granddaughters favourite colour,


I made it out of white Foairan coloured with Gelatos with olive green Foamiran for the leaves,






She loves it, which is quite good, he he

I'm back tomorrow with my DT card for Swedish house Crafts,
See you soon,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

For my nephew

Hi guys, my nephews Birthday was earlier this week so I made hi this card, apparently he loved it, so that was good, lol


I always struggle with what to make for him, as he loves a handmade card and tells me off if I buy him one Lol, so I used this adorable digi image from Digi Stamp Boutique from the cute pup set, coloured with my distress re-inkers,
 As you can see I kept it very CAS, not a flower in sight!!! he he

The fabulous shape on the Pion Design papers from The Songbirds Secret ( which just goes to show it's fab for fella's cards too)was cut out using a fabulous Old paper die by Gummiapan which at the moment is out of stock but if you would like one, tell Suha and she will pop you on a wishlist, the papers are also available from Swedish House Crafts , I also used a Gummiapan stitched circles die to cut out the image with too, all these and more can be found at Swedish house Crafts, do check them out as they cut like a dream and are  a really good price too,

Catch up soon!!!
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Some more of my flowers in Foamiran


Hi guys, Just thought I'd share some more of my Foamiran flowers, so love this stuff, can't seem to put it down, got sore fingers though!!! lol


Opps need to de glue string the things again,





Catch up with you all soon, I'm still looking after Tegan at the minute so I get on here when I can, Lol

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Thank you card number two

Hi guys, a couple of weeks ago I showed you a Thank you card I made for one of Tegan's Teachers, well she also had a full time assistant, so I made this one for her, 


I used the gorgeous Peony Avenue paper pad by Studio 75 again, wow these papers are fabulous, I love the designs in them and they distress fabulously too, as usual all links below,


Again I made a focal point of the gorgeous Foamiran flowers Tracy had made, so I added this onto the Fantasy Bazaar die, I  then just added some of the adorable paper leaves and a trailing leaves Fantasy die, under these I used some of the Sisal Tracy has added to her store, this is a little fun to work with but  the effect is great,
I then finished off my focal point with a metal leaf and some Meadow spray flowers too,


As you can see I also used some the really pretty Lace Rebecca and a super gorgeous Busy Bee embellishment, soooo cute!!!

This is my last post as a design team member for Tracy's online shop, Tracy kindly asked me to be on her DT full time but due to other DT  commitments I had to decline, but I wish to thank Tracy and all the girls on her DT for making me so welcome and for the fun I had whilst there,



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Swedish House Crafts exciting news!!!

Hi guys, just popping by to let you know my lovely friend  Suha who owns

is doing her debut on

HOCHANDA
 today at 4pm

She will be showing you some fabulous stamps and dies which are so fabulous to use,
 why not check them out!!!
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pink Roses for you

Hi guys, just thought I'd show you some pink roses I made out of white Foamiran recently,


I made a couple of buds too, I hand cut the petals and the leaves too, which are made out of olive green Foamiran edged with a little Gelatos,


The center is Foamiran too, pink and white,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx