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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Winter Wonderland Lantern

Hi guys, It's freezing here this morning, I'm just back from taking Tegan to school so I'm defrosting!!! lol,­čśä
I think I told you I recently got my latest Crafteezee collection In The Forest Winter Wonderland kit, so many gorgeous fabulous products again in the collection,  so using some of them I have made this Lantern,
I used a template off my Cameo Silhouette to make the lantern base then decorated the top and base with some of the Studio Light Forest papers from the kit, and some vellum from my stash,
 with some  Sissix die cut trees to the sides on top of the vellum, On the base I added a Magnolia Doo Hickey lovely fence die, onto which I added some script stamping from a Stempelglede stamp,then on the the front section one of the cinnamon sticks, a shabby sprig and a flower, from the kit,
This Tilda is one of my all time favorites and she is coloured with my distress re-inkers, then fussy cut out, adhered only to the base so the main part of the Lantern can be removed,
 On the top I added a snowflake trim die, leaf dies,and yet more goodies from the Crafteeze collection, another shabby sprig, a larch cone, some more of the flowers, and used a little of the ribbon which was tied around the collection as a handle,
The sides are decorated similar using some beaded stamens from my stash,
On the top edges of the main part I added the fabulous Enamel dots which again were in the kit,
Seeing as it's a Lantern I added a battery tea light so it lights up when it gets dark,
This is one of the side views,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - need a little Christmas
Noor Design Uk - Winter
Midweek magnolias- anything goes with a magnolia image
All about Magnolia - All about the Holy Night
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia - Magnolia snow or glitter 
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hi guys, just showing you a another card I've made using some of the products I had left out of my Art Deco kit from Tracy( Crafteezee), at Noor Design UK
My hairdresser has her 50th Birthday in December and I just couldn't resist using this adorable Cupcake Treat Wee stamp digi again by Sylvia Zet, coloured again with my distress re-inkers,

I used some papers by Studio Light and a Scrapiniec border I had in my stash,
The gorgeous metal leaf, Gold coloured tassle, straw and the large pink flower were from the Art Deco Kit, I finished off my display with a little white waxed twine, and a glass strawberry again from my stash,

I stamped the Happy Birthday onto a tag shape from the LDRS fancy Rectangles and layers die, again bought from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
Well I've been playing with the latest kit from Tracy here, check these out they are fabulous!!
Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, 24 November 2016

A girly Christmas Stocking tag

Hi guys, you may have seen the other day I popped on my blog a couple of Christmas stocking gift tags which were for the men in my life, yep totally unfoofy, so here is the girls version, lol
I used the same template, machine sewn together like the others then I have layered up this one using the fabulous Studio Light papers I bought from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
The large star was on one of the papers so I fussy cut this out and layered it over the top of the one of the borders which was at the bottom of the paper,
I also added some bark stars and Scrapiniec Holly leaves from the Yuletide collection,
I then handmade a Poinsettia flower using some of the fabulous Foamiran I bought again from Tracy, the stamens were in my stash,
I used some of the papers again for the cuff of the stocking, then used this gorgeous crystal effect snowflake which was part of the Yuletide kit, which i slightly layered over the gorgeous
 pleated ruffle trim I then finished it off with a pearl trim from Tracy's shop and some bronze coloured bells,
This is the inside, I love the owls!!
The latest collection is on backorder now I think, or you can pre-order the next one from here,
I've just been playing with the latest In the forest Winter Wonderland kit, such gorgeous products, so much fun!! lol
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Birthday Wish

Hi guys, thankfully the weather is better today while I'm writing this, we had really strong winds and heavy rain, not so nice when you have to go out and get your Grandchild from school, lol so I'm here today to show you a friends  Birthday card who's Birthday is near, so I have made her a card using some of the gorgeous products from the Art Deco collection from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
I used the pink and green papers by Maja Design this time as the base of my card which came in the kit, I Used the adorable Wee image Cupcake Treat coloured with my distress re-inkers and I added a little liquid Applique on the cake too,
I added some layering with some gorgeous pleated ribbon onto which I added a pearl string trim which I bought from Tracy and some vintage seam binding too,
I also used one of the straws, metal leaf, pink flowers and one of the foiled sentiments all from the kit, just adding a little natural flowers and a pearl from my stash,
On the other side I used a metal corner embellishment from the kit too, then I added a butterfly on the edge die on the top of my card, plus some cheesecloth and again more pearls,
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I have just received my latest Crafteezee collection, In the forest Winter Wonderland,  omg I can't wait to use  it, so many beautiful things to play with, but more of that later, lol
I'll be back soon,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Sprinkling Of Christmas Magic

A Sprinkling Of Christmas Magic is the theme of my card over at the 
All Dressed up challenge blog, as this  Christmas Tree Fairy is one of the latest gorgeous releases for November, pop on over to see some of the other gorgeous new images too,
Isn't this just adorable, she's coloured with my distres re-inkers and I just added a little Glamour dust for the glittery effect,

I couldn't resist using the Winter wishes circle stars die with this image, from (Noor Design UK) these also have the glamour dust treatment too,

A couple of bronze berries, cones, bark stars and jingle bells again in a bronze colour finish the card off,
Colours used:
Skin - Tea Dye/ Vintage Photo/ Tattered Rose
Hair - Antique Linen/ Vintage Photo
Dress - Wild Honey / Spiced Marmalade
Stars - Antique Linen
Baubles - Antique Linen / Spiced Marmalade
Tree - Peeled Paint
Shadow - Pumice Stone
Don't forget we still have a challenge on the blog and a themed challenge over on Facebook, check them out,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hug Liz xx



Sunday, 20 November 2016

It's that time of year

Hi guy's, well Christmas is well and truly on it's way, this year my son and Son-in-law want the cash lol, so I have made a couple of Christmas gift stockings,
now as you know men don't really do overly faffy so i have decorated them to hopefully be in keeping with a mans gift stocking


This one is finished off with some of the adorable snowflake buttons from Tracy at Noor Design UK and were part of the Yuletide collection I had ordered,the  bells and twine were part of my stash,


Both have been made using a template off my Silhouette Cameo, I made them using some of fantastic Maja Design papers, borders and images,
I then finished this one  off with a gorgeous Reindeer charm from the Yuletide kit I bought from Tracy at Noor design UK as well as the cute little bells which I tied around the Deers antlers which were also part of the kit,
The fabulous Scrapiniec chipboard sentiment was from Monika's shop Love to craft and create, Monika has lots of other gorgeous chipboards and products over there too,
the other bells and twine were again from my stash,

As you can see they are machine stitched together so they will open up for some money without it falling out, lol
I have also made one for a female, a lot more embellished and pretty but that's for another day, lol
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Happy New Year!!

No friends, don't panic you haven't missed Christmas or anything in between!!
I decided to do my first lollipop creation ever, with a celebration theme using some of the products from the Art Deco collection from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
I used some of the papers, for the background circles, layering them up with a doily from my stash,
I used some of the fabulous feathers from the kit and a die cut leaf available at Noor Design UK too,

I used a mask die cut I have as the main feature using one of the papers to bring in the gold and black colours, I made a couple of paper flowers with some bits left over of another of the papers. then a Dutch Doobadoo paper art leaf which I've had forever, lol
I finished off the front with a clock hand from my stash and a gorgeous bling mask which again came in a Crafteezee collection too,
I then used one of the straws from the Art deco kit and a black gem on the black ribbon which Tracy had used  around the parcel,
Just goes to show that the Art Deco collection can be used for other than Art Deco too,
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Little Skater

Hi all, It's time for our anything goes challenge over at
Remember you must use an all dressed up image, but there are freebies online if you want to use one,
Again I've made a Christmas card, this time using this adorable digital image
Little Skater, this time she's coloured with my distress re-inkers and I've just added a little glamour dust at her feet,
The papers are by Maja Design and I  finished the card off with a couple of dies again with glamour dust glitter added on top, I added a little liquid Applique for her ear muffs too, I then used some vintage seam binding, a snowflake button and small bells which were part of the Yuletide kit  from Tracy at

Don't forget we have a themed  Facebook challenge going on too and if you would like to see some more inspiration you can find us on Pinterest as well,

Colours used:
Skin - Tattered rose, Tea dye, Vintage Photo,
Hair - Antique linen, Vintage Photo,
Outfit - Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint,
Tights - Pumice Stone,
shade - Pumice Stone,

Looking forward to seeing your creations,
Happy Crafting!!

Violin with foamiran flowers

Hi guys, I just got some of the fabulous foamiran from Noor Design UK to make my first foamiran flowers with and gosh I love it, I had this daft urge to also make a violin, don't ask me why!!! so I got a image of the internet and after tracing round the image and cutting it out I then decided to make it into a 3D Violin,
I used a Die cut from Tracy at Noor design UK too use as the string holder, this was an oval shape so I cut it down and used two of the ends sticking them together to make it stronger,
Excuse the tired strings, I hadn't any stronger twine and this just bended and kinked, and wouldn't stay were it was supposed to, so hopefully it looks like it a well loved musical instrument, lol
I used the gorgeous papers by Maja Design from the Vintage Romance collection, I also used some  gorgeous lace from my stash,
I  played about with bits of paper, then hand cut all the other bits needed for the strings,
I made the flowers with the white foamiran, from Tracy at Noor design UK, cut them out with  some flower die cuts then coloured and shaped them, the stamens I had in my stash too,
I wanted some small leaves so I cut some free hand ( a great way to use up bits left over too) and scored them in the middle with a pricking  tool after I had coloured them,
Another view of the flowers,
I will certainly be wanting more of this foamiran as I love using it, if you have any questions, feel free to ask,
I then finished off my Violin with some pearls from my stash,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 10 November 2016

My first Tussie Mussie

As you know I have bought a few of the Crafteezze collections so today I'm showing another creation I made with the Art Deco Collection, 
I've made my first Tussie Mussie, using some of the kit and a few items from my stash too,
I found this gorgeous vintage photo in my stash, not sure where I got it from to be honest but just had to use it on here, I added one of the gorgeous corners from the kit on the top of the photo after I had distressed the edges a little,
Me and vintage EEEKKKK!!!  but It's growing on me, lol

Behind the photo I used a die cut snowflake from Tracy's Noor Design Uk  online shop, adding one of the clear gems in the middle, at the other side of this I added a couple of the leaf die cuts, to keep in with the colour scheme,
Below the photo Is the black and gold lace which I first wrapped around the Tussie Mussie then below that added a lattice border die, I added the black metal frame from the kit, adding a bird I made out of air dry clay and a mold from my stash,
The gorgeous feather in white this time again was part of the Art Deco kit, the pearl embellishment was in my stash,
Here you can better see the lace and the paper, 
Behind the feather on the other side I used one of the foiled sentiments from the kit along with a pen nib which isn't showing up here doh!!,
The top edge of the Tussie Mussie has another Lattice die cut border die attached and I added a pearl string over/on the top of the Tussie Mussie which I bought from Tracy's shop too,
If you squint you can just make out the pen nib just above the organza flower which again was in my stash, I then added a couple of more die cut leaves again keeping to the same colour ways, under the flower I used a star charm then on the very bottom of the Tussie Mussie one of the Tassels this time in black to hang down again part of the kit, to finish it off,
For the inside top, I lined it with some tissue paper then added some moss, tiny flower and another leaf die, from my stash, I then finished it off with two of the straws, a metal leaf in bronze colour and one of the large Prima black flowers which were all part of the kit, The ribbon holding it up was what Tracy had used to tie the package and it was perfect to use for this too,
So there you have my first Tussie Mussie, with a little vintage and a little Art deco, but I honestly can say I loved making this and will be doing some more,

Challenges
Noor Design UK - Winter
Deep Ocean - Use die cuts or punches

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Christmas stockings

I'm back today with my DT post for
I've made a couple of Christmas stockings,
The first is a slightly vintage style,
I used some of the beautiful 46mm white Guipure lace on the top and some of the gold coloured sequins,

I used a template off my Cameo machine just making it larger, then I used one of the papers from the North Pole paper collection, for the base, The vintage style image is from the North Pole paper collection, I distressed the edges a little,
I built up layers with some of the fabulous Scrapiniec mesh background and some of the Christmas tree ribbon, I also used a  Wycinanka chipboard - Winter is coming garland - 01 which I have cut down,
I got this gorgeous Craft Passion - Holly with fruits die in my DT package the other day and it went fab with the image too, these dies cut beautifully first time, I slightly rounded the fruits/berries die cuts with my ball tool to give a little 3D effect,
I then used the same die behind a poinsettia die I have, this I cut out, layered it up then added a gold coloured sequin for the middle, I also used some of the decorative twig in red and some red Pomegrante apples too,
My second stocking is more shabby chic in style,
I used the same template, but don't they look so different? the papers used on this one are from the North Pole paper collection, I used some of the gorgeous shabby ruffle trim in white on the top this time, a silver coloured sequin and then some 25mm Guipure lace in white underneath,
Further down the stocking I also used some cotton lace,
I coloured this magnolia image with my distress re-inkers to match in with the colours adding a little purple too, I then used some purple Pomegrante Apples to bring the colour in too,
Behind my poinsettia I've used the same holly die cut from Craft passion and a Scrapiniec holly leaf which came as part of the  Big Holly Wreath chipboard by Scrapiniec, I also used a white Pomegrante apple this time as the center,
Close up of image and the gorgeous chipboard Poinsettia by Scrapiniec which I have covered with glamour dust and glitters like mad in real life,
So there you have two stockings, made similar but which look so different,
See you soon,
Happy Crafting!!