Wednesday 28 November 2012

Dragons Dream TIO #130 Magical Mystery

This time over at Dragons Dream Monique has inspired us to dream magical, mysterious dreams with a sprinkling of Fairy Dust!
I masked off the moon and used three different shades of blue distress ink along with black soot to create my base tag. The snowflakes and the sentiment, perfect for this one hey, are from an old set from HOTP. The houses are from Crafty Individuals and my Fairies (complete with the required Fairy Dust lol) are from Lavinia Stamps.
I've been adding these snowflakes on to everything at the moment, they are so pretty, this one had a little distress treatment though, to blend in.
Pop over to our challenge via the link on my sidebar and check out the great tags my team mates have come up with and join in our magical dreams, please don't forget to use at least one real stamp on your tags. Happy Dreaming Elizabeth x

Monday 26 November 2012

Sunday Stampers #233 All Those Years Ago

Ever wondered when you are busy, you get more things done lol. Have at long last played with my new Robin stamp from Imagination Crafts. The Ladies I taught at Denbigh got to play with him before I did!
I stamped him out in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and watercoloured him for a soft vintage look, to fit in with Hels theme this week.
 He has a Barn Door tubby and berries, and how lush is that ribbon with the beads entwined, a little bargain from Lidl, only popped in for some bits for tapas! Thanks for stopping by, hope the weathers better where you are, raining cats and dogs here, the Irish Sea is bouncing and lots of roads are closed. Roll on summer Elizabeth xxx

Crafty Individuals November Challenge - Festive Sparkles

I've been having a play with my new spellbinders snowflake dies using a piece of greaseproof paper then the cardstock, and you know what, I love the greaseproof paper ones more than the card lol. I masked off a 4" square on my card, and creaded a frame, stamped out some snowflakes and Greetings. The added my Rudolf in the centre. He is stamped out in brushed corduroy,  inked around the edge, then the gorgeous spellbinders snowflakes were added along with some gems for sparkle. Thanks for popping by, Elizabeth xx

Sunday 25 November 2012


Brrrr this mornings walk was a chilly one and there is still quite a lot of flooding on the coastal path, from all this rain we've been having, might have to wear wellies next week!
But we are Girlies on a mission to get fit again, me after tearing a muscle in my thigh last year, and big Sis who has lost lots of weight this year, and wants to tone up, so it has to be done!!!

Monday 19 November 2012

More Sparkles!!

More sparkles this time with fire polished glass. These have a beautiful iridescent sheen to them, thought I'd try something bold and bright for a change in nice warm sunshiny colours. Elizabeth xxx


The photo doesn't do these crystals justice as it's such a grey wet day here. They are clear with a coating of AB, so in real life they pick up all colours and are lovely.
Am trying to get some new sparkly things made in time for our Christmas Country Market this Saturday, in the hope that I may sell a few lol. Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Dragons Dream TIO #129 Handle With Care!!

Well here we are again with another challenge. This time it's over to the very talented Silvia who has chosen the theme "Handle With Care" along with an animal and a warning.
I've been painting and drawing again just recently, full circle for me as this is where I started out selling my artwork over 30 years ago. I started by creating a watery background with pan pastels then carefully drew my mermaid over the top. I took out some of the colour using an eraser then coloured in my mermaid again using the pan pastels. The stamp I've used is from Lavinia and stamped out in Tumbled Glass Distress ink.I added a little journalling and the tag will have a new home in the journal I'm working in at the moment with a whole load of fish, seahorses and other mermaids. We hope you enjoy our challenge this time, come over to join in and check out what my fab team mates have been up to, the link is on my sidebar, just don't forget the recipe and at least one real stamped image. Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Little Busy Bee lol

So hard to get a good picture of this card as it's sooooooo sparkly lol. It's one of the decoupage stamps from Imagination Crafts. I love these as they are so versatile and I can use them in so many ways.
I decided to keep this one simple, and embossed all the layers with Wow's Silver Sparkle Regular, a gorgeous sparkly powder when it's heated. Then coloured in sections of the snowflake with a water brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The edge of the base image was inked around the edge with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
More versions will follow as I'm making a start on my Christmas cards lol. Elizabeth xxx

Nec Stash

Had a great time at the NEC on Sunday bought some beautiful new beads to play with, and have managed to have a couple of hours making things ready for the Country Market on Friday. I'm in a brown and turquoise mood at the moment, not one crystal bead in sight!
There were some very gorgeous things, and I was totally spoilt for choice. There was only one thing on my list that I wanted, and I didn't manage to get lol. Elizabeth xxx

Monday 12 November 2012

The Stampmans November Challenge Emboss It!

I've had a lovely morning making up backgrounds with a mixture of inks and mica powders. Sadly it doesn't show up too well on photo, there are lots of pale gold flecks in with the red mica, which softens the colour greatly.
The stamp is one of Imagination Crafts, stamped out and heat embossed with Wow Brass Sparkle Regular, my favourite powder! Coloured in using Lyra Polycolour pencils, I added pearls along with some ribbon and did have a bow on there, but decided it looked better without it.