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

Saturday 11 October 2014

Shabby Tea Box

 So when is a tea box not a tea box? When it's been recycled and given a new shabby chic image!!
 My box started life as one of a set, so more to follow when I've decorated them. I've been using up scraps of the gorgeous Rustic Harmony papers that I had left over, that weren't big enough to make cards with, but were too gorgeous to throw away! I stamped out some of the sentiments and inked them up with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and used the left over flowers and leaves from my mirror project.
I'm going to enter this in to the Craft Place Challenge which is Shabby Chic.
Elizabeth xxx

Swish Fish - for IndigoBlu

 This is one of the first samples that I made for IndigoBlu, it's a gorgeous stamp plate with loads on there, and I think most of you know I love anything seaside by now lol.
The background is a mix of Townhouse Teal with Goldfinger spritzer over the top, and both the fish and the shells have been painted with mica powder for a sheen. The bubbles were stamped in Townhouse Teal as well.
Happy Saturday :)
Elizabeth xxx

Friday 10 October 2014

Sunday Stampers #328 Autumn Leaves

I love Hel's theme this week over at The Sunday Stamper's "Autumn Leaves" there a hundreds of them in my garden, the price you pay for living alongside woods!Not that I'm complaining, the colour changes are fabulous, rusts, reds and golds, beautiful.
I decided to give my mirror a little makeover, well it was hugely expensive, from the big blue shop, have to get my monies worth lol. And thought I'd incorporate Hel's theme, with leaves and of course flowers.
This sheet of butterflies is one of the gorgeous Rustic Harmony papers, that I just couldn't  bring myself to chop up, so having such a big area to cover was far less painful, as there are lot's still showing :) and I have some left!!!!
All the flowers are Rustic Harmony papers cut out with the Mini Tattered Florals die along with leaves and twigs cut out with the Autumn Gathering die, love both of those. The edges are inked in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, to hive then a little more vintage feel, and pearls added to the centres of the flowers.
The stamps that match the paper collection are gorgeous and stamp out perfectly every time. Took a chance and added the "Laughter and Love" after I'd glued down the paper lol, would have cried if it all went wrong!
The butterflies and the "Live, Laugh, Love" sentiment were stamped onto cream cardstock and aged with Brushed Corduroy ink to blend in.
So there you have it, my new mirror frame, and I even managed to keep myself out of shot lol.
Happy Crafting Elizabeth xx

I'm also going to enter this into the Craft My Life Challenge Oct/Nov
And also into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 

Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge Multicolour Stamping!

There's still plenty of time to get stamping and enter the Take It Make It Challenge over at The Craft Stamper's Blog with multicolour stamping.
The chosen winner will not only receive a fab prize but also have there project in print in the magazine, so keep them in a safe place, and don't forget to leave us a direct link to the piece of artwork you are submitting, so myself and the rest of the design team can hop on over and have a nosey!
All the stamps I've used this time are from Lavinia Stamps and just perfect for my mystical background!
I'm never quite sure what this stamp is really, it gets used as a feather or foliage, and fits the bill either way. I stamped it us using three different shades of brilliance ink, then spritzed and stamped out quickly on to IndigoBlu's gorgeous stamping card. The effect is quiet ethereal, and I can't quite get a good photo of the sheen.
I finished off with inspirational words and lots of very sparkly glitter!
So get stamping and enter the challenge!!!!
Elizabeth x

Thursday 9 October 2014

Rustic Harmony from Kaisercraft

I've been catching up on making samples for my demo next month for Jones Crafts, and over the next few weeks I'll be sharing my projects here on my blog.
It's been ages since I did any scrapbooking, but when the gorgeous new Rustic Harmony papers from Kaisercraft landed, how could I resist!
The papers are all double sided, which makes choosing which side to use the hardest decision, as everything mixes and matches so beautifully.
The colours are so beautiful, soft and vintage, I didn't want to add too much else to them, just some plain card, Prima Flowers, pearls and cotton lace from my stash.
There are card embellishments and also a sheet of gorgeous clear stamps to match, which will make an appearance soon!
This photo is one of my favourites, my big Sister, my beautiful Mum and me scrubbed up! We didn't know the picture was being taken at the time, so it's very natural which I love.
Will add another page on soon, thanks for looking, Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Dragons Dream TIO #177 The Letter "V" and Feathers!

This time around over at the Dragons Dream TIO the fabulous Silvia has chosen the theme of Feathers and the letter "V" so thinking caps on fellow crafters, and please don't forget to include at least one real stamp on your tag!
I chose to use some gorgeous vintage inspired papers from Tilda inked up for a little more age with brushed corduroy distress ink. The photograph stamp is one of Sir Tim's stamped out on to spare pink card, and aged in the same way as the paper.
Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what the fabulous design team have created to inspire you to dream along!
Elizabeth xxx

IndigoBlu Sketch Challenge #20

The challenge over at the IndigoBlu Blog this time around is a sketch. Now I don't do black and white very often, but these new Christmas Bauble stamps are just so elegant and perfect for monochrome!
The challenge will run till the 20th of the month, and there is a fabulous prize up for grabs, of a stamp plate of your choice, so get stamping!!
Elizabeth x

Friday 3 October 2014

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for October

Our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine's Blog goes live this morning with "Multicolour Stamping".
I used Aqua Promarkers to colour up my Woodware stamp, spritzed and stamped on to watercolour card for a soft focus look.
This time around we have been sponsored by the fabulous Kim Costello and some great stamps are up for grabs, along with a chance to have your work published in the Craft Stamper Magazine!
So get stamping and enter our new challenge, just leave us a direct link back to your entry and please don't forget to use a stamp!
Elizabeth xxx