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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Happy ever after

Hi guys, I've not been blogging this last week as I had some DT work to catch up with and then of course I'm looking after Tegan in the day, she's nine months now so needing less sleep!! lol

I made my card before my hols as my hubby asked me for a wedding card for a work mate giving me a days notice! fella's lol!
it fits in with our Paper play challenge which is Double delight,
use two of anything,
mine is of course the bride and groom!
sorry I've a few piccies!

I've used copics to colour my images this time,  then cut them out and layered them onto a Doo Hickey Peony flower die, these are layered onto acetate which I used as my base layer,

I also embossed a Magnolia stamp onto the acetate to make a fine border effect hopefully you can just make it out,

for the hints of glamour I used star dust stickles,

I kept the same colour scheme through out,

 For the inner section of the card  I used a  Inkido forever collection paper, love these, machine stitched the edges, then used a Magnolia heart stamp to finish off,

I love finishing my acetate cards off with Tulle which I tied at one end and added a couple of roses at the other to keep in with the colour theme too,

Challenges
Bunny Zoes ~ Anything goes
Magnoli-licious ~ Inspiration photo
The Ribbon girl ~ cream and pink
Stempeltraeume ~ Anything goes
Deep Ocean ~ swirls~ they are on the border stamp lol
Oldie but a goodie ~ anything goes ~ the bride and groom stamps are from an older  collection
Simon says stamp ~ anything goes

Hubby saw them this week and they loved it so that's good, I always think is it good enough when I make something! do you?

thanks for looking, I will catch up as soon as possible if I haven't already done so lol,
happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mega sale!

Hi guys, just popping on my blog to tell you about the fabby   SALE Janet has on at 

up to 25% off Bildmalarna stamps
All Magnolia stamps and dies
Stampavie,
Wild Rose Studio
25% off paper pads including MME, Prima, Bo Bunny
Papermania and lots more
check it out HERE and grab yourself a bargain!
Hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 26 May 2012

We're home!

Hi guys, we should be just back off hols, so I've scheduled this in case I'm caught up with things that need doing when you get back, you know the things lol,
My tag card is for 
and is using an adorable image from Stampavie called Michael,

he's coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've used the fabby paper from the letters from Paris pad by WRS, love these!
I so love the large wooden button too,  onto which I've tied  a twine bow and fastened it on a vintage ribbon bow,


All Items from The Stamp Basket

Wild Rose studio ~ Letters from Paris pad
Stampavie stamp ~ Michael
Vintage ribbon ~ Eggshell
Mixed clear gems

wishing you a lovely weekend
Happy Crafting,
will catch up with you asap!
hugs Liz xx

Saturday, 19 May 2012

A little birdie told me

Hi guys, yeah we're on hols so this is again a scheduled post,
It's Saturday so time for my card for  The Stamp Basket,
this time I've used a gorgeous stamp from Whimsy called 
Lemon Pepper,

I bet she would be gorgeous also done all in various shades of lemon/yellow but that's for another day lol, this time I've coloured her to match in with the paper colours which is from the lovely Prima Meadowlark pad,
to fit in with the colours I used a distress ink pad to colour the craft works card base too,
Of course Lemon Pepper is coloured with my distress re-inkers to tie in with the colours,
Have you seen the cute little Whimsy sentiment stamp  they are so   adorable! 

Items from The Stamp Basket,

Prima paper pad ~ Meadowlark
Whimsy stamp ~ Lemon Pepper
Hobby House ~ Ivory Pearls
Whimsy ~ circle pennants die set
Distress ink  pad
Craftwork cards ~ on the edge scallop white

Other all from stash

Hope your all having a lovely Weekend,
Happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Pictures of the wedding and Tegan

Hi, just thought I'd share some pictures of the wedding we went to on Saturday,
the weather was fab, a little cool but the sun shone and the rain hid lol,
Here's Tegan with her mum and Dad and big brother!


And here in her pretty dress and shoes before we set off,

As you can see the sun shone  beautifully!
we all had a fab time, and Tegan was perfect, as good as gold from start to finish, which was Sunday morning! lol
I'm sure the head ache wasn't from  anything I'd drunk!!!!!!!!!! lol
will catch up with you guys soon, 
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

With love for you

Hi guys, I'm back with another scheduled post, as it's the day after the said wedding, see previous post lol
this time I'm here with my Addicted To Stamps challenge card,

the challenge is for black/white and one other colour,
I must confess this took me some time to get my head around  for quite a while lol,

We're away on hols this Friday and while we're away it's our thirty second wedding anniversary so I made this card for Jim, not to sure to be honest but I've been so busy this last few weeks it will have to do lol,
my other colour is sort of goldish/yellow
The main image is a Magnolia stamp and I've decoupaged the heart to make it stand out a little more,
the card shape was made with a Go Kreate die, and I've used a spellbinders die for the around the main image too,
the Magnolia Doo Hickey  Die cut on the left is a Christmas  Mistletoe one  but I coloured it with the yellow as to me it can be used for love as well, I also coloured my silver charm with my goldish copic pen to make that fit in too,
the flowers are an off white but typically on here look cream!

challenges
TOMIC ~ Yellow/pearls/ shaped card
I will look for more later if I get chance,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Dandelion girl

Hi guys, Don't dandelions grow well, in my garden they do anyway lol, hubby's for ever pulling them up but they always find there way back! lol
this is a  scheduled post  as we're at a wedding today, our daughter Kay is being a bridesmaid so we're in charge of Tegan! do I need say more lol, 

on too my card! at last you say!
well it's for 
and it's got a gorgeous Whimsy stamp on it called
Dandelion Girl
Did you guess!

For a change I've coloured her with copics and her dress is shaded though can you tell?
the beautiful papers are by Prima and I've made a couple of bows then layered them using two colours though again on here they don't really look much different!
Hopefully you can see better here the shading! I've used hints of glitter for the Dandelion puffs! is that what their called well they are to me he he!

Items from the Stamp Basket

Prima ~ Fairy Bell paper pad
Whimsy ~ Dandelion girl
Spellbinders ~ Petite ovals and scalloped ovals large
Berisfords ~ eggshell and Ivory vintage ribbon
Stampavie ~ with love sentiments
Memento ink pad ~ Tuxedo black
Stickles ~ Star dust

I've not had time to check for challenges for this to go into, as we've been so busy with every thng,  some how the groom, best man who's my son in law and usher are all getting changed at my house for the wedding!
long story! lol

If you have Facebook look here at the stamp basket blog where you will find details of a fabby offer Janet has on now till Tuesday the 15th of May and where you will also find my card again,
I know once is enough! lol

Happy Crafting !
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Testing testing testing

I've just posted about a fabby offer last post, but it's loaded strange, this is to check if this is doing the same lol
just what I need!
hugs Liz xx

Chance of a free gift


Monday, 7 May 2012

I'm so excited!!!

Hi guys,
just letting you know I've been asked by the lovely Sarah to be on 
design team!
how fabby is that,
pop on over
 and check out Sarah's gorgeous products!

I'll be posting my creation in June but don't forget there is a challenge over at the blog this month too
which is Jane's choice and is
Blossoms and Butterflies
check it out here

will catch you later,
Have a gorgeous Bank Holiday Monday
happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pink Princess Tilda for TT DT

Hi guys, 
well it's time for our Totally Tilda challenge and as my title says it's to use a 
Princess Tilda and she must be coloured with pink,
any Tilda with a crown or tiara will do,
I've used Princess Party Tilda

I've used distress re-inkers to colour my image and kept to the pink theme with papers by Magnolia too,
the edges are slightly distressed with my distress tool and white acrylic paint,

I've shaded the edge of my die cut with spun sugar distress ink too, how pink! lol

the lovely border is also by Magnolia and is one of the latest Doo Hickeys called Heart flower lace

Closer look at the flower detail and border die, as you can see I've edged my flowers and pins with a hint of white acrylic paint too and added some gorgeous lace I've had in my stash a  while, along with the cute little charm, 

All my papers are machine sewn too,

challenges
Magnolia Mania ~ Bingo~ Distressing/lace/Tilda
Simon says stamp ~ Anything happy Birthday goes
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Stitching
Magnolia haaste ~ Gone with roses

Hope you'll join us with your pink princess creations,
have fun!
Happy Crafting Liz xx

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Amy

Hi guys,
I'm showing you a card made again for 
as Janet has asked me to be on her DT thank you hun,

I've used a gorgeous image by Sylvia Zet from whimsy called Amy
she is adorable and so easy to colour too,

I love her clothes lol, so funky!
the trim on her top is done with stickles, and the butterfly is one from the paper which I cut out and used as an embellishment,

Closer look of Amy!

Items used from The Stamp Basket 

Whimsy stamp ~ Amy
 Whimsy ~ Celebration stamp and die 
Stickles ~ Stardust
Craftworks card ~ scalloped edge
Ribbon ~ Blue vintage
Clear gems ~ mixed sizes

Janet still has her fabby sale on till Tuesday, check out her bargains,
happy Crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Stamp Basket Sale

Just letting you know Janet has a fabby May Day Bank Holiday sale going on from today till Tuesday,
10% off all Memory box dies and the
 25% off
Magnolia stamps and die sale is still on too,
pop on  over and grab yourself a holiday treat!

Got Tegan again today as her mum is out and about getting pampered! it's alright for some isn't it lol
still it is practise for when she's a bridesmaid next Saturday!
try to catch up with you soon,
Don't know where the days are going at the moment lol
hugs Liz xx

Ps: just noticed I've got 700 followers!
thanks guys I love ya!
will be having some candy to celebrate soon after my hols in a couple of weeks lol

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Someone special

Hi guys, it was my mums Birthday on Monday so I made her a card fitting in with our challenge over at Paper Play which is
Use a stamped image/sentiment plus pins and pearls,
Our fabby sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

I had a change and used my grand circle nesties and scalloped nesties to make this card shape, my mum loves lemons and greens so used those colours too,
both the images are cut out but I've decoupaged the bowl rim and the top flowers again, not that you can see this very well, should have taken a picture  from a different angle! lol


My images are done with my distress re-inkers, and I thought she looked cute with little pearls in her ears,

I added a row of pearls to the pot rim too, the flowers are from WOC and other, 
paper is by Basic Grey,
the gorgeous Spellbinders die cut is called  floral ovals, I added a hint of Distress ink to the edge,

The decoupaged flower heads have a hint of stickles on them too, I used the same papers to cut out two butterflies from my tonic punch and made a trail behind them with the stickles too,
The adorable gorgeous pins were a gift from a lovely friend, thanks hun I love these too,

Challenges 
Bizzy Becs ~ Texture
By the cute and girly ~ spring is all around
Timbroscrapmania ~ Anything goes
Dream valley ~ For a special lady
Stamptacular Sunday ~ spring bling
Stempeltraueme ~ Flowers
Crafty boots ~ Yellow
Hooked on crafts ~ flowers
Deep ocean ~ use punches/dies
Oldie but a goodie ~ Die cuts and punches, oldie / images and BG papers/cheesecloth/pearls
Paper take weekly ~ Anything goes

Look forward to seeing what you create,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx