Thursday, 28 July 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #164

This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge we are being sponsored by Caroline, who has some fab blog candy up for grabs. Us girls on the DT were lucky enough to get hold of a selection of Digi Flowers to have a play with. How could I resist these gorgeous turquoise and brown ones, and combined with a gorgeous stamp from Crafty Individuals, papers from K&Co and some leftover leaves from a Crealies Die, along with a very big dose of brushed corduroy distress ink, another one destined for the Country Market me thinks lol. Please pop over via the link on my sidebar to join in the challenge and have a chance to win a fab prize!! Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

TIO 89 Pressing Matters!

This week over at the DragonsDream TIO Challenge we are being led by Helen with Pressing Matters!! So it's embossing tools out!! I used a creative expressions brick wall folder to create my tag with cream card, then inked it up with rusty hinge, barn door and brushed corduroy.
The stamp is one of my favourite's which you've probably seen a few times before lol. It's by Chapel Road and coloured with the same distress inks as the wall. Had to add a few sprigs of fern, my garden is full of the stuff at the moment, one of the problems of backing on to woodland lol. Hope you pop over and join us, just click on the link on my sidebar to enter the challenge. Elizabeth xxx

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Gossamer Silk Scarf

I had a great day out on Friday, Wanda and I booked ourselves in for a day learning to make a gossamer silk scarf at Stitch It in Llandudno. Ive got to say that as a crafting day out, it was one of the cleanest I've done lol. We started off by learning about all of the different types of silk, and silk waste that were available, and how they would look in a finished item. Then the fun began choosing what colour scheme we would use. I for once worked outside of my comfort zone and chose pink!!!! Not a snippet of blue anywhere in sight!! After a full day of tweaking, adding more bits and re arranging fibres, pre felting and finally felting, the scarfs were finished. Not sure how well they would sell at the Country Market, but if I don't try I won't know, and they can always be used as Christmas pressies lol. Will make a blue one next.............

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

TIO #88 Look to the Skies!

This week over at DragonsDream TIO it's my turn to start the dream, so where better than the sky!! After all each and everyone of us looks the sky through different eyes!! We all see something different, whether it's a Plane, Balloon, Stars, Birds or the Moon!! The choice is yours to dream along with!
I inked up my base tag with a mix of scattered straw, wild honey, brushed corduroy and black soot distress inks. Then stamped out the Artemio compass stamp in brushed corduroy. The Artemio plane was stamped out in black soot, and then colour was added with chalk pencils. The text stamps are from PSX and stamped out again in black soot. The tag was finished with a few metallic studs, a brad and some ribbon. hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and pop over via the link on my sidebar to join in. Love Elizabeth x

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #161 A Stitch in Time

This week over at Rainbow lady's Challenge blog the theme is "A Stitch in Time" as always we have a fab sponsor and some great candy up for grabs!!!
My backing paper has been printed out from an Artylicious cd rom, have to admit I can't remember which one lol. I decided use the BP in stripes rather than one whole piece, and overstamped with a HOTP stitcing stamp to make it look like the paper strips had been sewn on. I ran a piece of pink card through the swiss dots embossing folder, and trimmed the edge with a wavey trimmer blade. The ChiChi Memories image has been coloured in using promarkers and some art institute glitter added for sparkle!! The card was then finished off with a few prima flowers with gems added! Hope you join in the challenge this week, just click on the link on my sidebar to take you there. Happy Crafting Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

TIO #86 Tim Holltz!!!

This week Frankie is inspiring us to dream "Sir Tim"!
Not a hard dream to inspire as I think we all have a mini stash of inks, stamps and dies from the great man himself lol.
The base of my tag has been inked up in a mixture of antique linen, brushed corduroy, scattered straw and black soot. The images were  then stamped with black soot on to the tag and also the bird on the branch.
The cage was cut out in bronze stardream card, and the bird, along with a scrap of lace was added to the bottom of it to hide the holes.  Both the key and the heart have been attached with raffia, and the leaf appeared from nowhere lol! The rusty tin behind the tag is where I store my TH dies, it just seemed appropriate! Pop on over to the DragonsDream TIO Challenge blog (link on my sidebar) and check out the fantastic work of the other DT members, and join in the challenge!! Elizabeth xxx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 160 In the Country

Gosh another week has flown around again and it's Thursday! This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog we are being sponsored by Joanna Sheen, who yet again is spoiling you with gift vouchers up for grabs! Our theme is is this week "In the Country" so please pop along and join in via the link on my sidebar and join in!
I decided to use a topper from Joanna's Messy Rabbit CD Rom, as these cute little faces were hard to resist, peeping over, with a lovely countryside scene in the background. I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page for the border and matted it on to a sheet of Joanna's gingham paper, which has lived in my stash forever, lol. The sentiment is a ready made one from craftwork cards and just perfect for these little bunnies! Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

TIO# 85 The age of Chivalry!!!

Phew this week was a challenge for me lol, but then again that's the whole point!! over at the TIO we are dreaming about "The age of Chivalry" only in my dreams!!!!
As I'm still waiting for my Knight in shining armour I had to settle for a dragon LOL (sorry no pun intended LOL).
The background of my tag had been inked up in a mixture of dusty concorde, milled lavender, worn lipstick and black soot. I created a mask with a 1" circle punch and inked around with an inkasentials tool. I then used a dragon stamp from lavinia and some text from the stamp camp. Phew skin of the teeth with this one lol. I sooooo need my Knight in shining armour! Please pop over and join in our challenge this week by clicking on the logo on my sidebar. love Elizabeth xxxx

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Quick photo sorry it's not very clear, but yep those lumps and bumps beyond the windfarm, are the Isle of Mann!! Much clearer with the naked eye, can almost hear the roar of the engines lol! Time for aftersun and a large vino xxx

Artisan Craft Fair

Phew it's a scorcher here today with beautiful clear blue skies. Have finished my last batch of cards ready to take to the Fair on Tuesday. It's come round so quickly and I was having a little panic that I'd not got enough stuff ready to take with me. Just got to finish pricing up my jewellery and I'm done. Lets hope this good weather holds out for the next eight weeks as our stall will be el fresco in Rhos on Sea!!