Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from a beautiful snowy North Wales, it's the first white Christmas we've had in a long time. Off to see what Santa has brought, have a fab day everyone xxx

Monday 20 December 2010

Snow across the Bay

The two snowy pictures at the bottom are of Colwyn Bay and also looking across to Rhos on Sea, where the snow is still on the beach. The three pictures at the top are of our back garden looking up towards the woods. Pre car squashing!!!!!!!

Friday 17 December 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 131 Vintage Delight

Another cold day here in beautiful white North Wales!! Perfect for a day in the warm and (nearly) dry craftroom.
The background card and also the holly embellishment are from Anna Griffin The Stamped image is by Personal Impressions and stamped out in memento tuxedo black ink on text and graphic paper, which is perfect for using promarkers on. I then cut out the image with one of Nellie's frames and tinted around the edge with fired brick distress ink to match the background card.
Can't believe this time next week I'll be sat chopping veg, Merry Christmas. Elizabeth xxx

Thursday 16 December 2010

TIO 62 Golden Haze

Sir Tim with a little Anna Griffin!
Inked up the tag in scattered straw and black soot distress inks trying to keep muted gold tones.
The stamps are also sir Tim's from two different sets (pressie from Oscar for Christmas shssssh). The flourish and the corner were stamped out in versamark and then heat embossed with Sheena's pearl gold sparkle, which is a really pretty pale gold with a gorgeous sparkle which doesn't show up very well on here.
The Lion and the text were stamped using black soot again, and to finish off a royal crown from Anna Griffin.

Friday 10 December 2010


Rubbish photo's I know, have got a daylight lamp, but it doesn't stand a chance today it's so dark! These are a couple of the frames that I've made for the fair tomorrow. The Lady that ordered them wanted photo frames, but sadly my frames are still in the post somewhere. So made a substitute and if she doesn't want them I'll just pop them out on the stall. Primed the frames with Eco friendly acrylic paint in lake, then I've used a mixture of cosmic shimmer ultra thick embossing powders and also Sheena's WOW embossing powder in silver bell's. As the ironing board was up I had a play with fantasy film and fibres, along with a Lavinia stamp. Added a touch of colour to the Mermaid on the reverse with promarkers, then just glued her in to the shadow box with Art Institute glitter glue.

Thursday 9 December 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 130 Christmas Food or Drink

The one thing that's always on my Christmas table is chocolate cake made with my Nana's recipe.
My nana was a fab baker and we all looked forward to Sunday tea at her house, apple pie, scones and the yummy chocolate cake with chocolate icing on top!!!
I made my chocolate cupcakes with Elusive Image cakes embossed with Sheena's Wow powders for sparkle!
The flowers and leaves are cut our using Crealies Dies (on everything I make at the moment LOL) and the sentiment and backing paper are from craftwork cards. No doubt No 1 Son will be starting Christmas morning with his selection box as usual for his breakfast, twenty something going on five on Christmas morning LOL Elizabeth xxx

Sunday 5 December 2010

TIO 60 Time Flying for Christmas

Have spent the day tucked up in my craftroom with the heating on and far too many cups of hot chocolate!!
Have enjoyed playing with a mixture of inkadinks, promarkers and distress inks to colour this tag.
The stamps are an eclectic mix of HOTP, Stamp Camp and numerous others, sorry folks the wrappers are long gone and they live in a box now!
Hope you like.
Elizabeth x

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 129

Here's my little Christmas critter!
All the paper's that I've used are HOTP leftover's from a pad I bought year's ago. Value for money or what?
The Penguin is from Craft UK and coloured in with promarkers, with a hint of broken glass distress ink around the edge for shading. Finished off with a couple of frames cut out with Nesties.

Thursday 2 December 2010

LOTV Challenge 76 A few of my favourite things

My favourite things, ink, paper, promarkers and putting the star on the tree!
Another cute image from LOTV coloured with promarkers and a hint of colour added around the edge with tumbled glass distress ink.
The background paper is from DCWV and the flowers are cut out using the new crealies dies, which seem to have a permanent home out on the desk. LOL Elizabeth x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Another Blue One!

I've got to sort my camera out, it's useless trying to scan some of these cards, o well best effort.
Having ventured out this morning as the road was looking a little better, managed to hit black ice as I got half way down the hill. The car and I are back home in one piece, but I'm definately home for the rest of the day!!
You know it's time to hyburnate when there is snow on the beach!! Am topping up the Christmas cards for Friday's Country market down in Rhos on Sea so I thought I'd share a few with you.
The stamp is LOTV and was coloured in using promarkers, then tinted with tumbled glass distress ink around the edge. The backing card is DCWV (I think) and the flowers cut out with crealies dies.