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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Edwin with his apples again lol

It does crack me up this stamp, I love it but it does make me laugh !!!!

for my card today which is another just for fun, I have used a dig image and the combined it with a stamped image, this is the first time I have done this, don't say yeah we can tell lol!
To get the images in, the rest of the card wouldn't take too many embellishments, well for me anyway he he,
the images are coloured with my copics and I have made mock foot fall prints with my copic pens, to hopefully look like he's walked that way, snow usually looks shadowy when walked on so I've used a hint of BV31 for the shadows along with C1, C3, and Co just to blend them a little,
again no glitter as it's for a fella lol!

Challenges
Magnolia down under ~ Let it snow
Mad for markers ~ Christmas challenge
Paper sundies ~ Winter wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Anything Christmas
Stempeltraeume ~ Christmas
Make it colourful ~ Colouring white
Hooked on crafts ~ Winter Wonderland
Deep ocean challenge ~ C for Christmas/ cheesecloth
Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes

see you soon,


Monday, 28 November 2011

Wrapped with love

Our gorgeous granddaughter Tegan is getting christened soon so I've made her a card and bag for her present to go in,
I'm trying to hide them as Kay nearly always sees what I'm up too lol,

I've used one of my tag cards again for the card  base design,

Close up of the bag, lol
have you seen the gorgeous ribbon I got from

The pretty little Ribbon shop
OMG I love it
it's 16 mm  white sheer ruffle edge ribbon
 and I've also used a diamanté pin I got from there too,
it's at the bottom of my flowers on my card,

the mini Tilda ~ Starlight Tilda is of course a Magnolia stamp as is the tiny label  and both have  been coloured with my copics, her wings are done with Glamour dust, her wand is done with  Stickles / star dust!!
the gorgeous flowers are from WOC and I have painted the pink ones with picket fence crackle paint and the white ones with tattered rose crackle paint,
the edges of my card, Marianne heart die and scalloped nestie have all been given the white acrylic paint treatment ,

the card

 Sleeping baby Tilda is again coloured with my copics, stickles for her wings, glamour dust for her lace trim then she has been cut out and layered on with pin flair glue,
the border is a Doo Hickey die and this has been edged with vintage photo distress ink, another mini ~ Tilda  Fairy Tale is again coloured with copics and her wings are done with glamour dust,
again I have used a scroll from a craft CD I have and added the text on top resizing it to fit, then I cut it out and again layered it onto some card stock this has been given the same white acrylic paint treatment too, I stamped the little bible and candle stamp with  a moonlight white brilliance ink pad

 challenges
Just Magnolia ~ white / red or pink
It's a magnolia challenge and candy ~ use punches
Simon Says stamp ~ Tag it
Crafty ribbons ~ Make a tag
The ribbon girl ~ Pink and white

well got Kay and Tegan coming round today so off to hide them well lol,

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Yet Another Christmas Card

we have a lovely challenge for you,

make a Christmas card,


As you can see I've used my hand designed  tag template again, so  loving these lol,
I have used a lovely Fizzy Moon stamp which I won as candy from the lovely Kate, thank you hun, and I have coloured it onto water colour paper and used Distress inks, "what no copics" !!! lol

I've made this as you can see for Tegan our lovely granddaughter who will be much too young to know what it is, but her mum spied it the other day and  loved it and said she will keep it in a keep sake box for her, I thought aw how lovely,


I have used seven different die cuts on here lol,
Tim Holtz alterations ~ snow flurries 
Tim Holtz ~ Weathered clock 
Doo Hickeys ~ Doily flowers
Doo Hickeys ~ Flag 
Doo Hickeys ~ Fence
Marianne die ~ flower doily
Large snowflake die, which may be discontinued?



Fizzy's fur trim is made with Liquid Applique and he has been cut out and adhered to the card using pin flair glue to give him a little height,
the Marianne die in the centre has been distressed with white acrylic paint and snowflake stamps from Magnolia have been stamped on top, in the centre of some of these I have added a little bling,
the small jingle bells I have had for years in my stash lol,
letters are a small Hero arts stamps set,

challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ Tag your it,
7 kids college fund  ~ Christmas Non traditional colours
Stampavie and more ~ anything but square
Everybody art ~ Christmas card
Allsorts Challenge ~ pennants or bunting

Had a really busy week this week, doing loads of DT projects which have taken a little time lol,
more of those to follow soon, lol

I have candy if your interested,
will catch up with you all soon,


Saturday, 26 November 2011

BG project and Tree tutorial

over at Basic Grey our challenge this week is too use
 things from around the house
of course still use a BG product too,

this is again a long post so you may want a brew first lol,

I have used Basic Grey Wisteria papers,
 A Birdhouse and a MDF piece of shelving






all my images have been coloured with copics, cut out and fixed using an L shape made out of acetate,


This picture hasn't got the sun on it and hasn't got the added ribbon on the base too lol,

The roof is made using  a Magnolia Doo Hickey doily lace die which I have cut several times then staggered the layers so the design didn't all line up in the same place,
the window frames are cut using a Nestie die, then I have cut out a square inside for the window this has acetate behind and some lace  for curtains lol, both sides are done the same,

the front door is made again using a different nestie then cutting an oblong out the middle, I then cut a same size oblong out of contrast paper for the door, I have attached a Tim Holtz Ideology fastener too  for the door handle, I cut out the oblong from the frame as I wanted the door to look inset into the frame and if I had just stuck paper on top that wouldn't have happened lol,
the snow icicles on the roof are are made using a Martha Stewart punch,

Tree tutorial
my tree is made up using a Tim Holtz alterations pine tree die which I have cut out of card stock 4 times, two with the card the front facing up and two on the other side, if your card stock is the same on both sides you don't need to do this

here  is my 4 cut out trees and now I want to score them in the middle, I use my scor- pal,

Line up your trees at the top of one of the lines on your scor board and score carefully down the tree, try to get your score lines on all your pieces roughly in the same place, make sure the face side of  your card stock is facing you, as picture,

Now fold the trees along the scored line to look like these above, take your time,

Stick two of the trees together on one scored side with a wet glue so you can position the edges together as near as possible before it dries, leave to dry properly do the same with the other two pieces as shown,

Whe dry adhere the two tree halves together to form a 3D tree, again leave to dry,

on this one I have used another time to follow later, I have shortened the base a little too,



You can now dress this up as much or as little as you want, I lightly coated my tree with white acrylic paint, let it dry then  sprayed my tree with perfect pearls mist and added lots of glamour dust,
the  garland on the  tree is made using some beads from stash, threaded onto some white stretchy stuff used for jewellery making, sorry have lost what it's called lol,
I have used tiny amounts of  Diamond glaze to set the beads in place,



You follow the same steps for the Tim Holtz Alterations  Holiday Lamppost as the trees,
decorate as desired,
I edged  my lamppost edges with vintage photo distress ink and the same perfect pearls and Glamour Dust ,
to finish I covered my MDF shelf piece with the same perfect pearls mist and added loads of Pin Flair ice Diamond glitter,

PHEW! Still with me 

challenges
Maggie Lovers ~ Christmas themed  Project
Timbroscrapmania ~ three dimensional
Magnolia Mania ~ A Present
Paper take weekly ~ Christmas crackers / christmas faves
Ladybugs crafts ~ Winter blues/ Frosty
Stamping scrapping ~ Christmas Holidays
Oldie but a goodie ~ Let it snow
Magnolia_Licious ~ Photo Inspiration / Christmas
Magnolia-liciousHighlites ~ photo inspiration / christmas
Little red wagon ~ Christmas themed
Crafts 4 eternity ~ Christmas decorations
Simply Create ~ All about Christmas
Fun with shapes and more ~ Cold as Ice
Stampavie and More ~ Anything but square, sorry if this doesn't count
2 Sisters challenge ~ Holidays
Craft your days away ~ buttons or bows
Crazy 4 challenges ~ Snow
Sweet Stampin challenge ~ Punches and dies
Totally Gorjuss ~ sparkle
Our creative corner ~ trees/ pine trees

well I hope you will join us, and have enjoyed my tutorial,
have fun!
back tomorrow with my Addicted to stamps creation,

ps: I have candy if your interested







Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Good luck Candy

I had a lovely day on Monday, the post man brought me my lovely win from Brons challenge Maggie Lovers  
but guess what a lovely surprise I had as the lovely Bron sent me two stamps so I could use one for some  blog candy,

now you can see why I was doubly excited!!
Thank you so much hun,

so here it is,
Adorable isn't she,
of course she is available to buy from Brons shop  here too,

Candy Time
usual rules apply,

Be a follower of my blog,
 I would love it if you wanted to come back too and not just for candy, I have nearly 500 followers and would love to get to some  more lol,

Please add my candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog,
Candy will be open till 7th January to miss the Christmas post rush and I may add a little extra to the candy later on too,

 Please leave your details with MR Linky,
Please also leave a comment,




good luck,
Hugs Liz xx

COLLECTION CLOSED


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Totally Tilda DT card and masking Tutorial

This is quite a long post so grab a brew and put you feet up lol.
over at Totally Tilda  our challenge as you may have guessed is masking,

now I used to dread the thought of masking, but now I love it and do it quite often,
I will show you my card first then the tutorial,
As you can see I have masked my images two times, a first for me as I usually only do it once lol,
still it was great fun! and do hope you will try it too,

The images are coloured with copics, then I have used a petite ovals large Nestie for the shape, I have machine stitched around this and also around my main paper edge,
the inner paper has again been roughly torn and then distress ink has been added to the edge,
my snow is liquid applique,

Masking Tutorial
here goes lol,

Basically you need your chosen stamps, some thing to do your masks with, I use post it notes as they are perfect but any thing that will stick and then can be easily removed is ok too,
I also use a woodware stamp positioner but there are others out there too, and of course your chosen ink pad, I use memento because I'm colouring with copics,
Here you can see I have stamped onto my post it note then carefully cut these out, you will notice I did not need to do the trees, ignore all the lines on Tilda this is perfectly normal when you  re- use it as a mask and I have put it on to show you, your newly made one will of course only have the image you have stamped,

You always start with your main image first then work backwards, seems a little strange at first but hey it works really well lol, so here Tilda has been stamped leaving enough room around her on my card stock for the other images,
Put your ready made mask on top off your stamped image, line it up carefully, remember yours will be just the stamped image, not all messy like mine  he he,



Take your stamp positioner and make sure  the angled piece buts firmly at the top edge and side of your large acylic piece, take your stamped image  and line up your block with your stamp into the corner so that it's in the right place for later 

next place this stamped image that is on your stamp positioner where you want it to be, you can move this around till you find the best place, here it shows Tildas hands will be resting on the bench and her bottom will be sat on it too, very carefully take away the large acylic positioner you have stamped your image on holding on to the angled one making sure this doesn't move, I find relaxing at this stage helps as I tend to get worked up and it sometimes moves lol, 
if this does happen however just do it again, placing the positioner with your image back into place, lining it all up, then carefully remove it,
remember to re ink your stamp too!
here I have already done the above and have then placed the mask of the bench on top of the mask of Tilda, my stamped images are underneath these masks and so are protected from any further stamping, my masks again look messy ignore that, there would just be Tilda and the bench on yours lol,

Do the same thing again with your tree stamp and your stamp positioner, lining it up at the corner and taking your stamped image on your block  into the corner,
Here my positioner is again placed over my masked images to get the correct placement then carefully removed again, leaving my angled piece in the correct place,
Here is the finished project with all the masking taken off and your ready to colour,

 Here I am going to show you know what it will look like if you don't line it up properly
Can you see the mistakes!
Tilda's hands look like they are in the middle of the bench as does her bum! lol
the trees are also  lower than the bench so Tilda looks like she is sat on a floating bench, this can be remedied  as I will just cut Tilda out and use her, but it means a lot of work wasted,
still it hopefully does show you
 "not to do as I did but what I say lol,"
 And here again is the finished project all coloured up,



Bunny Zoe's ~ Anything Christmas with pearls
Glitter fairies ~ Non Traditional  Christmas
Mad for markers ~ Anything goes
The craft garden ~ Christmas with a twist
Just Magnolia ~ Ribbon

Edited to add
I won on Just Magnolia with this card


I hope you have enjoyed my Tutorial and will have a go,
thanks for looking,
have fun!
catch you later

Saturday, 19 November 2011

I won on Magnolia Down Under

Ooooh I'm so excited I've won on Magnolia Down Under with my tag card with sentiment, re quick post, I am one happy bunny lol,
will be back tomorrow with my Totally Tilda DT creation
hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

See told you I'd be back with another tag!

I love using these at the moment as yes I know I already said lol,
Tilda is again coloured with copics and after cutting her out I added liquid applique for her fur trim, the tag is again my template and I have used Tim Holtz paper from the shabby chic pad, my edges have again been distressed and edged with my vintage photo distress ink and a hint of white acrylic paint as I wanted the blue to show at the edges more,
the snowflakes and snowflake border have been edged with vintage photo too,
my Doo Hickey tag is again layered onto card stock then I have stamped some snowflakes from the latest Magnolia sweet dreams collection and added a snowflake charm,
the tree is a die cut I got last year and never got round to using, still Christmas comes every year so knew it would be used later!!! lol
I've used cheesecloth for my thread as I thought it gave a soft look but it was hard to tie as it tended to stretch and then sheer a little lol,
My flowers are a Marianne die ,
challenges 
Magnolia- Licious ~ photo inspiration
Bunny Zoes ~ Anything Christmas with Pearls
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ Christmas with Magnolia stamp

Kay and Tegan are coming later so I have a lovely day to look forward to,
catch you later,

Brr it's cold outside!

Oh yes it is , not quite snowmen weather but well on it's way lol,
over at Paper Play we have a lovely challenge for you

make a shaped card,
we are being sponsored by Meljens designs who have kindly given us some  digi's to use, thank you,
I've made another tag card using the  template  I made, loving these so have made one or two, which you will see later he he,
right! I've  stopped  waffling on to this one, I have of course used Bundled little snowboy and he is coloured with copics, distressed around the edges with my distress tool then given a coat of white crackle paint,
the snow is again liquid applique as his his buttons and I added a pom pom for his bobble hat,
the tag on the tag is a Magnolia Doo Hickey and I have stamped snow flakes from the latest collection on for added detail as well as a snowflake charm,

Challenges
The craft Garden ~ Christmas no red or green
Craft your passion ~ Snowflakes or snowmen
Digital Tuesday ~ Christmas
Top tip Tuesday ~ Tags, my tip make sure if you are going to use a hole at the top thread what your using before you stick it to the main card stock, that way you don't need to  have a hole inside!
Crafts and me ~ simples no fancy embellishments
Stampavie ~ anything but square

well guys, hope you will join us with your gorgeous creations,
have fun!