My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Easy Foamiran Bud Tutorial

Hi guys, I recently showed you how I made some Orchid style flowers out of 0.6 Foamiran, link in my Tutorials section on my blog, so I made another tutorial showing you how I made the buds too,
I used the Botanic Orchid die for my Orchid buds but they would be fab for other closed type buds too,

This is the first time I have spoken on my Video, really nervous as you will see!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe next time it will be back to the written word, anyway hopefully you can tell what I say and see clearly enough, it's all a learning curve!!! lol

Let me know what you think, but please be kind!!! He He,

As shown before (last tutorial) this is the finished display I made with a few different types of Foamiran flowers too,

Happy Creating!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

With love

Hi guys, I've made a card to show you today  for Swedish house Crafts using one of the adorable chipboards Suha has in her store, I love to use chip boards and there are lots of beautiful styles to choose from,

I began by using some of the lovely papers by Pion from the Patchwork Of Life set, do check these out the price is amazing!!! anyway I cut down a few of the different  paper patterns and distressed the edges, which as you know I love to do,

This is the said chipboard Heart, I kept mine as it came but you can paint them or glitter them or distress them too,
I added a couple of butterflies which I made out of vellum onto which I used a versa mark pad then some embossing powder over the top, when I'd heat set them I cut them out,
At the bottom of the Heart I used some of the adorable flowers Suha has in her store,

As you can see I also used two different sizes of the Gummiapan banner die for a little added interest I simply distressed the edges after first  die cutting them out, these cut a dream as do all the Gummiapan dies available in store,

product list:

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Foamiran Orchid Tutorial

Hi guys, I have made some orchid style flowers out of 0.6 Foamiran and thought i'd show you how I made them,

I have put together a video which is hopefully showing below on here with the stages of how I made them up,

Let me know if you need any more details or just to leave any comments Lol,

 I love Oriental type plants so this is my finished display using the Orchids, plus a handmade Magnolia, Lily and Aser type plant all of which are in my Garden at the moment are are all some of my favourite flowers and trees,

And here it is in my lounge,
Catch up with you soon, 

Happy Creating!!!
Hugs Liz

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Isn't She Cute!!!

Hi guys, I'm showing you the most adorable My Besties Img  019 which I've made into a card for the My Besties Shabby Chic DT,

You can find her here,
I coloured her using my copics to match in with some papers I've had in my stash forever which I just thought went so perfect with her, Lol

I then added some of my handmade Foamiran flowers in the same colour ways and a few embellishments to give the shabby chic look I love, as usual all the edges of my papers were distressed,
You can find this card and  more of my teamies inspiration here too,
Check out this and all the other gorgeous products available at the My Besties shop,
Copics used:

Hair - Y21, Y23, E31, E55
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E93
Lips - E04, RV93
Blues - BG000, B91, B93, B95
Orange - Y15, Y38, YR16, YR68
Yellow - Y00, Y02, Y06, Y15
Greens - YG11, YG03, YG23, YG17

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Wedding Album/ Memories

Hi guys, I got some gorgeous products from Suha at Swedish House Crafts the other day and decided to use some of them for a Wedding Album type thing, It could be used for any other  Special photos or memento's too,

I got the fabulous Postage stamp die by Gummiapan and as well as being fabulous for layering I thought I'd use it as the base for my album, here I've just shown a few pages but you could add many more,

I used the gorgeous papers by Pion from the My Dearest Sophia collection, wow they are such a good price too, do check them out,
Here I used a die by Roxstamps called Heart Hangers which I've die cut out of some 300gsm card stock and they cut a dream, I've found all the  Roxstamps  and Gummiapan  dies cut really well!!!,
On top of the die I added a handmade flower which I made out of red Foamiran using yet another Gummiapan flower die, all items are listed below,

Did you guess, this is another Gummiapan die, this Wedding die cuts a dream too and I love the style of this so much, as you can see more of the flowers were added here and there to keep in with the theme,

This is the first inside page, I cut out an oval shape using yet again a Gummiapan die out of one of the same set of papers, this is for a Handwritten message or text, under this I cut down a backgrounds heart die by Magnolia and used it on opposite sides of the oval as a little added detail with out too much bulk, This time I used one of my flowers out of a smaller die from the same set and you can get stamens from SHC too,

I have left the next page fairly plain for a photo to be added,

Turning the page I added this adorable chipboard piece, which I have simply added a little colour too, wow have you seen the range of chipboards Suha has in store!!!! they are so on my wish list!!! Lol
I finished this page off with a Gummiapan stamp (yes they do stamps too) which after stamping I simply cut out the words and fixed onto the page,

I again left the next page fairly plain as you do need somewhere for Photo's in a photo album, he he and again one of my flowers was fixed on to keep in with the theme,

This page I've used a Gummiapan Doodled Heart die which I've cut out twice and only stuck the right hand side edge, this means the left hand side can help to hold a photo or memento in place,

Last but not least is my final page onto which I made a big pocket using the same paper as the background for tags, mementos or what ever else you could want to pop in as a keepsake, I used the loose hearts form the Magnolia Background die and finished it off with some die cut tags and two more of my Handmade Foamiran flowers,
I hope I've given a little inspiration for you to have a try at one yourself, if you do let me know,
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Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, 30 April 2018

Happy Birthday Mum

It's my mums Birthday today she 88 years young bless her, I made her a card using some flowers made out of  Foamiran, which came from 14 craft bar , sadly my DT term has now ended but I loved being given the opportunity to play with some gorgeous products,

I made the flowers out of Ecru Foamiran using 4 colours of oil pastel, randomly colouring the petals to get the varied effect,

I made my flowers out of quite a few different dies from my stash and added the same stamens so they all linked in,

I also lightly coloured the white base of the stamens to match in with the colour too,

I finished my card off with some chipboard and a doily made with a die again from my stash,

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 27 April 2018

For a friend

Hi guys, I'm here today with another shabby Chic card using  another gorgeous My Besties Img 937,
for My Besties Shabby Chic Blog

I love her, she's so cute!!!! she's coloured with my copics to match in with the flower patterned paper which is from the Grunge paper pack you can download from My Besties too,

I then kept my embellishments in similar colours and theme to go with her,
Do check out this and all the latest gorgeous images over at the My Besties shop
You can see this and all the other gorgeous makes by my team mates here too,

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

My latest display with foamiran Flowers

Hi guys, I want today to show you a collection of flowers I've made as a display using some of the fabulous Foamiran from Agnes at 14 Craft Bar,

I've made quite a few flowers using the same  multi flower die, just using different sized petals and gluing them in a different way too, this means one die set can give lots of beautiful flowers for the cost of one die set,

I used 0002 Ecru Foamiran as the base of most of my flowers, then I simply coloured the petals with some oil pastels, for this flower I used a die from my stash, after cutting out the petals I scrunched the petals up after colouring with the oil pastels and then spread them in the middle of the petals leaving the tops scrunched up as much as I could, For this flower I also used some stamens,

This flower was made using the multi flower die using the next to largest sized petal and again some of the stamens, I also coloured the edges of the petals with some oil pastel but in a lighter colourway this time,

This small rose bud style flower has Ecru foamiran on the outer petals with some Apricot silk foam for the inner ones, again the multi flower die was used for these,( please excuse my glue strings, they always show more under the lamp I use to photograph my images with) these can be easily removed of course!!!! LOL, I then used some Olive Green foamiran for the leaves just colouring the edges with another oil pastel too,

Again I made this flower out of the Multi flower die, colouring the edges of the outer petals the same way and using some silk foam in Apricot for the centres,

Here is another of the style of flower I showed above,

Here I used the Multi flower die using the 3rd sized petal up for a Rose Bud styled flower again using the Apricot Silk foam and Olive Green for the leaves,

This open curly rose styled flower was made using pale peach Foamiran for the outer petals coloured with the paler oil pastel as used before for another flower, then I used the Ecru Foamiran onto which I added no extra colour for the centre petals, 

I used the Rosy Dot die AC2  and the pale peach Foamiran for the small flower bunch , these I coloured with the oil pastels and added a tiny button from my stash for the centres, this style of flower bunch makes a great filler for the display as shown,

This is the finished top view of my flower display, where you can see most of the different types of flowers I made,

As you can see I arranged the flowers with some larger hand cut leaves and more rose buds,

Have a go at the different styled flowers you can make with the fabulous range of Foamiran, stamens, dies and stencils plus lots of other products over at 14 Craft Bar too,

 Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

One for the Boys

Hi guys, last week I needed to make a card for a 16 year old boy, well what do you do for that you may be wondering, so I put my thinking cap on and made a box card, he thought it was cool so I think he liked it!!, lol

All the elements used for the card came from Swedish House Crafts using some of the fabulous papers by Maja Design and lots of dies from there too,
I made the main base of the box using the Monochrome card in Charcoal, this went fabulously with the Maja Design papers from the Celebration range, ( this goes to show they don't have to be used for ladies creations too)

After cutting down the paper to fit the sides and folded flaps I then started to fill in the middle sections of the box,
I used the same paper range for the Balloons and the Monochrome card for the stars streamers and a couple of candles, the great stars were made using the Doo-Hickey die - Celebration stars, these have solid stars and an outline of one so I mixed and matched these in both design and colour, the candles are a die by Gummiapan, the streamers die  was from a previous Doo hickey box volume 14,

As you can see I added my die cuts on pieces of acetate, fixing some to pieces of foam for added depth too, at the back i used one of the strips from the bottom of the papers as a banner,

On the front I did the same thing with another of the strips from the paper, then added a die cut using some of the number dies by Gummiapan, as well as one of the stars from the Doo Hickey die,

Here I used the cute Alphabet dies again by Gummiapan for his name and this shows the stars fixed together, I achieved this by using both the inner and outer stars just cutting out the shapes in  two sides of the monochrome paper and using them together,

I finished off the other side with a die cut cake again from the Doo Hickey Box volume 14 and one of the stars which I raised up with a foam pad,

I hope you like my card/box why not have ago and if you do show us on our face book page too,

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Happy Birthday To You

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you today how I used the gorgeous Adorable  Bestie Blooms Img 917 which I made into a card for a friend of mine,

I coloured her with my copics using pinks to match in with the background papers, (but she looks awesome in other colours too,) the papers  are a collection from my stash and as usual I have distressed the edges, this is being sent in the post so even though it's shabby Chic it will fit in a ordinary  flat envelope,
Check out this and all the other fabulous Images and papers,
You can see this card and lots more over at My Besties colour and create Magazine for lots more inspiration,
Happy Crafting!!