Saturday 20 December 2014

Gg is for Girl!!

Couldn't resist this little sweetie, she is so lovely and again from the Nirvana collection by Marion Smith, love the vintage feel of these papers, be warned there are more blog posts to come lol.
Elizabeth xxx

Marion Smith - Nirvana

 I've recently discovered this fabulous range from Marion Smith Designs. This collection is called Nirvana and has some fantastic images that are brilliant for male orientated cards or scrapbook pages. I've added some die cut cork and kraftcard, and a little ink around the edges, everything else is cut out from the 12"x12" cardstock.
These are just a few of the samples I've been making for the craft shop at Burleydam Garden Centre, including cards, scrapbook pages and at the moment I'm working on a memory book.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth xxx

Friday 12 December 2014

A Little Inspiration at the Craft Stamper Blog

The Take It Make It challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog is white stamping this month. you can use white ink, gesso, paint, heat emboss whatever you choose as long as the stamping is white.
We have a fabulous prize on offer from Rubber Dance Stamps of £20 worth of goodies, and as always the chosen winner will have their creation in print in the magazine, so please keep your entries safe!!

I stamped out my Stampendous Peony in white gesso onto kraftcard and then coloured the petals in using Lyra Polycolour pencils, love how they blend.
The sentiment was also stamped out in gesso and added on foam pads.

Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 10 December 2014

IndigoBlu Samples

 Another sample made for IndigoBlu using the fabulous Ledger stamp and some words from the equally fab Sarah's Choice stamp plate. I spritzed Goldfinger, Cinderella and Snow White onto card stock, then cut out the tags, love doing this technique.
Then to finish off added a few of the multi coloured gems from Papermania.. It's a horrible day in North Wales, lots of hailstone, sleet and it's freezing cold, so perfect day to catch up with some crafting ;)
Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Christmas Tealight

 Another little Christmas project made with the IndigoBlu Snowflake Lace stamp, Merry Christmas Dinkie stamp and the tissue technique onto an old jam jar!!
Finished off with a Snowflake Rosette and some Raffia Ribbons.
Elizabeth xxx

Friday 5 December 2014

Let It Snow the IndigoBlu way!

There's still plenty of time to enter the challenge over at the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog, where we are "Letting It Snow".
I bought these two chaps from Kay at Port Sunlight a couple of years ago, and they have been in hiding ever since!!
I painted them with a couple of layers of white Gesso, and then added the Snowflake Lace via the tissue technique with Slap It On medium.
The Merry Christmas Dinkie has been added onto a Tim Holtz snowflake die, and bakers twine and bells finish off the decoration.
So get entering, you could scoop up a fab prize!!!
Elizabeth xxx

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge December - White Stamping

This morning see's the start of the December challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog We want to see white stamping on your projects.
I love this Tim Holtz stamp, it's been in hiding for a couple of years, but re-appeared earlier this week! Must be the Christmas Elves...........
I used picked raspberry, shabby shutters and peacock feathers distress inks to create my background.
Then over stamped with the paisley stamp again, only this time heat embossing with white powder. I added a little more colour with a waterbrush using the ink from my mat, and finished off with some IndigoBlu words and some bling, well it is December how could I not have some bling!!!!!!
We have a fabulous sponsor this month Rubber Dance Art Stamps
And our chosen winner will also have their entry published in the Craft Stamper magazine, so please keep it safe!
So get creating, use stamps and leave us a direct link back to your project.
Good Luck, Elizabeth x

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Dragons Dream TIO - Holly and the letter "M"

This time over at the Dragons Dream TIO Blog Jax has chosen the theme of the letter "M" and Holly, and of course as always at least one real stamp on your tags.
I've used the Music Score stamp from IndigoBlu along with their Merry Christmas Dinky stamp, which is great as it fits perfectly in a circle die, therefore no cutting out!
The Holly is a Marianne Die which is permanently on my desk at the moment, with just a few red gems added for the berries.
Pop over to the blog via my link and check out what my teamies have created and why not join in!!
Elizabeth x

Thursday 20 November 2014

Dragons Dream TIO - The colour purple and the letter "X"

Over at the Dragons Dream TIO Blog Julie Ann has chosen theme of purple and the letter "X" for our challenge.
I've made my tag from scraps of papers by My Minds Eye and an odd half doily, with a "hugs and kisses" sticker, and a stamped sentiment from Kaisercraft.
The white Prima flowers were spritzed with IndigoBlu metallic paints to change them into a gorgeous purple and pearls added to finished them off.
We would love to see your entries in our challenge, just follow the recipe and as always please remember to use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth xxx

Monday 17 November 2014

Kaisercraft - Rustic Harmony

 I had a great day at Burleydam Garden Centre on Saturday, where I was lucky enough to be demoing the gorgeous Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony collection for Jones Crafts. Love the frame and the gorgeous pearls (which sold out).
Then I got to decorate this gorgeous little paper mache jewellery box.
  Made a couple of scrapbook layouts ready for photo's to be added on to.
 Decorated a Graphic45 tag and finally showed the Ladies how to make a secret pocket card from one sheet of 12x12 paper.
I love my job :)
Elizabeth xxx

Friday 14 November 2014

Take It Make It Challenge - Christmas with a None Christmas Stamp

As you know our Take It Make It challenge at the Craft Stamper Blog is all about making a Christmas image from a non-Christmas stamp, so here goes..................
 Per pick up a Penguin lol or rather a perfume bottle stamp from Joanna Sheen. I know I can't help my northern humour, and I love these quirky little fella's.
And by giving him some eyes in the loops of the ribbon, viola, a Penguin or three lol. They have some IndigoBlu gears for snowflakes, and I used the Kaisercraft Grunge font stamps to make the Noel.
So you still have plenty of time to enter, there's a fabulous set of stamps from The Artisic Stamper stamper up for grabs as well as having your work published in the magazine itself!
Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday 11 November 2014

It's a Grey Day!

 I've finally plucked up the courage to enter one of my scrapbook pages into the Scrapbook365 November Sketch Challenge. I've really got back into Scrapbooking again, so be warned family, I have photo's!
 The sponsor this time is the Mixed Media Place who also have a new challenge, to use black, white, grey and one other colour, so I decided to combine the two !!
 The papers, stickers and tags are from Basic Grey, and both the butterfly stamps and sentiment stamp are from Kaisercraft. The little treasure on the right is me, with my older Sister. It always makes me smile as I look so prim with my hands folded lol.
I struggled to get a good picture of my page as it's such a grey day here, with very little light, winter has arrived!
Thanks for looking, Elizabeth xxx

Friday 7 November 2014

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge November - Christmas Images with Non-Christmas Stamps

Our November Challenge at The Craft Stamper Magazine is to create a Christmas image from a non-Christmas stamp.
I've used the wings from Tim Holtz Regal Flourish set, stamped, cut in half and re-built as a Christmas tree.
 I Christened my new favourite stamp by Birgit Koopsen for the background, and added a stamped out Bingo card with the number 25 on it.
 Then finished off with some lights on my tree, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!!

We have the Artistic Outpost sponsoring us this month, with a fabulous bunting set of stamps up for grabs for our winner, who along with their fab prize will see their artwork in print in the magazine, and have a Guest Designer slot. Please leave us a direct link back to your project, and don't forget to include stamping!

Off to play with my new goodies after spending yesterday at the NEC.
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Dragons Dream TIO # The letter "U" and a Quotation

Over at the Dragons Dream TIO Gabrielle has chosen the theme. She would like to see the letter "U" and a quotation on your tags.
I chose this Crafty Individuals stamp of London as it had the Union Jack flag on it, and at this time of year it seemed appropriate along with a Poppy.
My quotation is one of gratitude, something we all have for the brave that gave their lives so we could live.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Merry Christmas!

 I'm loving these new Christmas stamps from IndigoBlu, the font is just lovely and designed to work perfectly with the megaflakes, Chariot of Fire in this case.
The background card had been made from spritzing Ruby Slippers, Cinderella and Goldfinger metallic paints, then using a paper distresser around the edges.
Seem to be in a pink mood at the moment, not like me at all lol.
Elizabeth x

Monday 27 October 2014

Crafty Individuals October Challenge

A very quick last minute dash to enter the Crafty Individuals October Challenge with one of my favourite stamps, Jingle Bells.
I made my super shiny background by spritzing metallic paints onto card, letting it dry naturally so the mica shines more, then using a paper distresser around the edges. I stamped out the Jingle Bells in Archival ink, then stamped and added the words with a white background so they were a little clearer to read. Finally I couldn't resist adding some tiny gems for more stars in the night sky.

I layered the stamped card onto some more spritzed card, added a couple of scrap bits at the side, then finished off with some twine a some real jingle bells.
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Dragons Dream TIO #177 The Letter "D" and Red

This time around over at the Dragons Dream TIO May has chosen the them of the letter "D" and red to be used on your tag, along with of course at least one real stamp.
I love these IndigoBlu Poppies and the are just perfect for this time of year with rememberance in mind, and of course the dream of peace!

Monday 20 October 2014

Have a Heart!

And last but not least an MDF heart to complete the set!
Happy Crafting, Elizabeth xxx

Sunday 19 October 2014

Bless You!

  I've updated my tissue box cover to match the mirror frame with the gorgeous Rustic Harmony papers and some Prima flowers.
Might make a couple more of these for Christmas pressies!!

Elizabeth x

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Two Cards To Share x

 Two more of my sample cards for Jones Crafts using the gorgeous Rustic Harmony Collection. The above has stamped butterflies and sentiment, and the card below has no stamping or ink to be seen!!! Something very rare for me!!!
I'll share a couple more tomorrow, although I must remember to save some papers for doing the actual demo's lol, I just can't put them down :)
Elizabeth xxx

Monday 13 October 2014

Another Scrapbook page

 This is the matching page to the one I shared last week, I am so addicted to these papers, they are just gorgeous!
 I love the soft peachy colours and they work so well with my black and white pictures. This is my Uncle Gordon and I balancing on the staircase at the St Georges Hotel in Llandudno, with a huge crowd watching at the bottom. If you could read my lips I was saying, "don't let go of me"!
So as you can possibly tell I'm back in to scrapbooking again, all triggered off by these gorgeous papers!
Elizabeth xxx