Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Wow 60 I have only been blogging for a couple of weeks an have so enjoyed this journey I just can not imagine all the lovely stuff I have missed over the last 60 weeks!!!

Anyway this is just a quick one today as I'm off out with my 84 year young Mum to do a bit of shopping and lunch so have done a before Tidy and after mess photo for you today - enjoy your day and be Crafty. lol Liz

T10# 49 Paper Roses

DragonDream Tag It On theme for this week is Paper Roses. This is a tag I have made using this month's free stamp from Craft Stamper.
Method - First of all I cut my tag and stamped the flower down the right edge of the tag using the masking technique with Black Stazon. I stamped another flower on a seperate piece of card to decoupage over the other flowers I coloured the roses with 3 different Tim Holtz distress inks. Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold. I cut a piece of lace from my stash and a piece of Core'dinations I added buttons to the middle of some of the flowers and a tag with the word secrets smooshed with Dried Marigold and Black Stazon. I added a dragonfly brad from my stash and distressed the edges of the tag with a craft knife finally I added some fibres to the top. Hope you like what I have done - enjoy your Wednesday whatever you do.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers Christmas!!!!!!

Today's Tuesday Taggers theme is Christmas. So here is my offering. The base of the card is white with a piece of white card stamped with hanging around mouse from Elzybells Art Stamps
(Whilst looking for the link to this site, I found that she has had to close the business down and she has a closing down sale on) I have no connection to this site but just thought I would let you know. The Image is coloured with Marvy watercolour pens. I have added heart shaped gems to the bauble - foe stitching to the left hand side & I have also added a Christmas silver sentiment.

Thanks for looking and may I be the first to wish you Happy Christmas 2010 !!!!!!!!!!!!

Inchies on Tag You're It

This weeks challenge was to add Inchies to the Tag.

Hello this week I enjoyed making this Tag - First of all I cut my tag to size and cut a piece of core colour card in purple I then smooshed the edges of the white card and stuck the purple card to the white. I stamped with a stamping up cowslip stamp and heat embossed it with a holographic embossing powder. The stamped
butterflies are from a Hampton Art - Tapestry stamp 4506 Butterfly Grid stamped in Stazon Iris. The inchie is cut out and stamped with stazon with glossy accents applied to the purple areas and purple glitter added to the glue before it dried.
Butterflies and Words are from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry
Collection. Finished off with a small purple ribbon some gems and some fibres hanging from the top. I hope you like what I have done this week - THANK YOU for visiting my blog and if you want to see more pop over to Tag You're It at weekend Taggers and have a look at the fabulous work in this weeks collection of inspired tags. Have a great week whatever you craft ((HUGS)) Liz

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Button Fairies

These are some Button Fairies I have been working on this week - Carol V on docrafts is doing a swap which ends at the end of July - so thought I better get my wings on and make these I am her Buddy so it would look bad if I did not have a go at making some too.

These are all made by wiring some beads together with some craft wire. Each fairies wings are made from some patchwork butterflies with glitter and jewels added. The first fairy (LEFT) has a face made from a Crafty Individuals image with glossy accents over the top. The Second fairy (MIDDLE) has a domino stamped with a girls face think it is a Tanda Stamps stamp if not I am sorry. The Third (Right) face is made from Porcelain and coloured with Tim Holtz ink and glittered.

Thanks for looking and commenting on my blog - have a good week and I hope the sun shines on you whatever you do.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Say It With Numbers

Made this for the DragonsDream Tag it On challenge - just out of bits and pieces in my rubbish bag hope you like it. The brief was to use your favorite stamp - I love the word stamp that I have used on the background and also on the slide mount. I also love this Mona Lisa stamp - thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers

Todays Tuesday Taggers challenge is to make a canvas and to link to ART FROM THE HEART. So using a piece of Mountboard to use as a canvas. I coloured It with Tim Holtz Distress inks the colours I used are Antique Linen - Spiced Marigold - Peeled Paint, and Mustard Seed. I stamped using a Magenta stamp I have had for years with Adirondack Dye ink pad (Bottle) I also stamped using Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection Stampers Anonymous word stamp (see below). coloured with Spiced Marigold and Pumice Stone and edged with Shabby Shutters.

Using the waste from Sequin manufacture as a mask I coloured the corners with Shabby Shutters. I watercoloured the flowers with Mustard seed and blended the dye ink to give a tonal effect. I added some paper flowers stamped with a word stamp using the same colour for all the flowers which was Shabby Shutters. Added flower buttons and a porcelain butterfly which I made myself at a pottery class. I added a few word stamps stamped in Bottle and some Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots. all hung from hanger from The Rusty Tin company. (Just looked on their web site don't think they do these any more) If anyone reading this knows where I can get another could you please let me know - thanks for popping by. Pop over to Tuesday Taggers to see some fabulous work.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Black White and a touch of Gold

This weeks offering for Tag you're it! challenge

Materials and Method:

First of all I cut a piece of White Mount board to size. I then used a Butterfly Kisses stamp to stamp the background in black Stazon. I die cut a bird cage using a Tim Holtz Alterations BIGZ Die from funky foam and made this into a rubber stamp. I stamped the cage onto prepared tag shaped black card with Versafine and embossed it using gold embossing powder. I then cut a second cage from black card and also cut a bird from the same Die plate from gold mirror card. I then embossed the bird and wing with Tim Holtz embossing folder.
Using Black Stazon ink I smooshed over the embossing to bring out the detail

I placed the bird over the embossed cage. I mounted the black bird cage slightly off centre of the embossed cage using foam pads I then placed the wing over the front cage to give it depth.
I added both a gold jewel and a black one on top of each other to make a beady eye.

I added some paper black and White paper flowers and placed a jewel in the middle of each flower. I added some brads to the corners of the black card to look like studs and coloured them with gold marker pen I also added some chain detail with a gold marker pen and went over it with some real wire to make it look like chain.

I hope you like my offering this week I enjoyed using the Die and am quite pleased with the result I got from making the stamp. Thanks for looking I very much appreciate you taking time to leave comments, Have a good week whatever you do I hope you have a crafty time.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

2 more for The Stamp Man

2 more for The Stamp Man's first ATC Swap (WINGS)

Materials used the same as before
see this link to previous post
Lv Liz




This week has been busy so on my desk this wednesday is nothing new. I have been sorting out though a load of rubbish hence the orange plastic bag attached to my desk ready to be binned. I also have some new additions to my craft stash - I brought some Tim Holtz distress ink re inkers from ebay and got a good deal so am very chuffed.





Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I cheated a bit Me thinks!!!!

Tuesday Taggers this week the theme is Anniversaries - this is a card I made for my OH last month for our 25Th Wedding Anniversary. I have loads of stash I could have used, stash that is a lot nicer than this but thought all these things went together and when all said and done we have soo much stuff like this that we dont use - well I do anyway. The base of the card is a good piece of very heavy card then there is a piece of very nice holographic card with dots and lines on it, a piece of silver mirror card embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder, doflex stickers and some peel offs!!!! again ooo errr this is becoming a habit!!! sometimes though they fit the bill sorry to all the anti peel off brigade, I have a draw full of them if anyone wants some???? Anyway my hubby loved his card so that is the most important thing the sentiment inside reads "WHERE THERE IS GREAT LOVE, THERE ARE ALWAYS MIRACLES!!!!!!! mush mush - thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments last week. Thank you also to the new people who are following my journey in blog land.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Monday's Bit of Madnes

This tag was made for the Tag Your It Theme for this week which is By The Beach - first of all I cut the tag from white mount board used Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky TH distress inks and a few splashes of water to make the sky - water background - using a piece of turquoise organza I pleated it across the tag and stuck it down with PVA. I left it to dry for about an hour stamped a Tanda Stamp Gallion using Stormy sky again and stamped around the edge of the top of the tag with a recent free stamp from Craft Stamper also stamped same stamp 3 times in the Faded Jeans stormy sky and a Marvy Teal ink and glossy accented the shells - I also used real small shells to embellish the foreground and edged the water with stickles star dust. Finally I coloured the foreground with brown Marvy pen and drew in some birds with a fine line pen. I am very pleased with the results. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Tidy still

My Desk and projects today

My desk is still tidy - tried to clean it up each time I have worked on it - wonder how long this will last. For WOYWW today are a few things I have been working on over the last week - Propped up are Three ATCs for the Stamp Man's first Challenge (Wings)- see below for a close up version of one of them. In the foreground is a card I made for Tuesday Taggers (make a Scene) to the right of that i s a Tag made for Tag Your It - see large photo above (Uncle Sam) being the theme - found this hard as did not have anything to do with America so got the image from Google and printed the words off the computer and added some ribbon and stars - think it turned out well. Also on the table are a couple of ATCs one being a BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) and one being a CRAK (Christmas Random Act if Kindness). That's it for this week folks have a lovely crafty week - thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments last week.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Two more Tags for Tuesday

Two tags made with the same materials as last week - and different Stamped images. Hope you like them. Have a good Tuesday whatever you do.


Tuesday Taggers MAKE A SCENE

So went with the easy option - a stamp that was already a scene, so this is what I did and what I used.

White hammered card for the main part of the card - Ellison Design Adhesive Cardstock bright green for the contrasting section. Penny Black Stamp Naughty or Nice? stamped onto white card and mounted onto Silver Mirror card. Coloured with Marvy watercolour pens Green, Red,Yellow Light Blue & Orange. Background stamped with Paper Mill Snowflake stamp, stamped with Black Stazon. A Clarity Stamps swirls stamp stamped with TH Peeled Paint and smooshed round the edges. For the first in ages I used some PEEL OFFS!!! in the shape of Snowflakes to cover some of the stamped snowflake images and a Christmas PEEL OFF!! and border. Hope you like the result - I think it is ok.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The Wings of Time As Time Goes By

This is my offering for the The Stamp Man ATC Swap The first Theme being WINGS.

Background coloured with TH Mustard Seed - Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint. Stamped with Crafty Individuals Crackle Stamp with Shabby Shutters. Crafty Individuals Mini Picture - wings cut out and designed by myself and coloured with Marvy pen -Olive Green. Watch Face and washers from stash. Font Cambria. Swirls & edges done with Marvy pen - Plum. Photo corners made with Llewelyn-Bowen Metallic Ribbon from the Renaissance collection.
Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to and look forward to seeing what everyone else gets up to.
Thank you also for all those lovely people who have looked at, or made comment on my projects ****thank you all who are following me****
Have a great weekend - I hope to craft a bit - might even go to Pottery!!!!