Wednesday, 12 December 2012
I am back in vintage mode again and loving this Kandi Core card form Kanban, it looks like old leather when it's distressed and sanded.
My cheeky little Robin had to make an appearance again, this time I've cut him out and layered him up along with some foliage, also cut from the Kandi Core. He's one of many to have been watercoloured with Distress Inks for a Vintage feel, the others are lined up ready for my own Christmas Cards. The HOTP sentiment is embossed using Wow Pearl Gold Sparkle, love their powders!
We hope you join in with our festive challenge this time, just click on the link on my sidebar, and don't forget, at least one real stamp must be used on your tag.
Merry Christmas Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
My tag has been inked up with various blue distress inks, love the salty ocean one, it's so bright. All the stamps I've used are from the Snowflake Decoupage set from Imagination Crafts. The smaller snowflakes were stamped out in the various sizes, using salty ocean.
Then I decided the sentiment needed a mini tag of it's own!
Thanks for stopping by, am off up the Conwy Valley now for my work's Christmas lunch, my third Christmas dinner so far lol. Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
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
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.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
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
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
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
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.
Monday, 12 November 2012
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.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
This time over at Dragons Dream Gabrielle has chosen the theme of "Self Propelled Flowers" She would like to see Butterflies, Flowers and movement of some kind on your tags.
I used a sheet of cotton paper to blend different colours of mica on to, then let it dry au natural. My favourite flowers were then stamped, cut out and shaped, they hold well on this paper. I cut the TH cage out is silver and decided to have my little butterflies in the same colour, to blend in with the lilac and pale green flowers. My tag is inked up using a mixture of Milled Lavender, Bundled Sage and of course Black Soot Distress Inks. All put together with a little helping of the yummy tissue tape from Indigoblu. I hope you pop over and join in out challenge this time, I know so many of you are busy at this time of year, but we love to see your tags!! Don't forget to use the ingredients along with at least one real stamp on you tag. Off now to finish the little felted book that's peeping out from under my tag. Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Sorry but my very Northern humour has kicked in again and I couldn't resist using this little fella from Penny Black. I love nice underwear, there, my secret is out lol, I may be a complete scruff on the outside, but underneath I am a total girlie at heart!
The flowers at the bottom of the tag were stamped and embossed with black powder, which acted as a resist to the barn door ink. Pop over to the Dragons Dream blog via the link on my sidebar to check out what my fab team mates have created, and join in with our challenge. Just don't forget the ingredients plus one real stamp. Elizabeth xxx
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Had a great day WI House in Denbigh teaching paper crafts to some of the WI girls, and also some Ladies from The Country Markets. All have gone home with a decorated ring bound storage book and a hand full of cards to go inside. We managed to cover quite a few techniques using Sparkle Medium, Mica and various inks, and everyone left the building sparkling!!! It was great to have some relatively new crafters there as well, think we have some converts. Day off for me tomorrow, thank goodness, my workroom looks like an explosion of paper and I have another class to prepare, yikes!!!! Back with the Dragons Dream TIO Challenge tomorrow. Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Helen has chosen the theme of "Leaf Me Alone" over at Dragons Dream TIO Challenge and would like to see you using Leaves, Metal and Orange on your tags, along with at least one real stamp.
I decided to keep clean and simple after last time lol, not that I'm ever clean where ink is concerned, my nails are pickled raspberry pink at the moment!!
My base tag is kraftcard and inked around the edge with rusty hinge and black soot (my hero). The TH leaves were stamped and embossed with black powder, then coloured in with the very yummy inktense pencils, not used those for ages.
The metal I've used is the Breast Cancer Care Ribbon coloured with an orange promarker. Here in the UK October is dedicated to fundraising for this charity, that effects so many people we all love. Lets hope they raise lots of money and awareness this year!
By the time this has posted I will be in England, winging my way down South for a few days ambling around the Cotswolds, and generally getting muddy again!!
Hope you join in the challenge this time, just click on the link on my sidebar, check out my fab team mates work (they are amazing) and join in using at least one real stamp. Love Elizabeth xxx
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Bought the stamplate I used on the tag, from Ali-craft, it's a Kaisercraft one called Bonjour, and as I love Paris, well no excuse needed! Great to see Neet demoing for Ian, although me thinks he was itching to play with the inks himself lol. Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Yippee I've won a competition that Attractions North Wales held for tickets to go to the Wales Rally GB, which kicks off here in Llandudno on Thursday 13th September. So very windswept after doing the Artisan Craft Market this afternoon, I went to have my photo taken and collect the two gold passes, which get us in to the whole thing, Llandudno to Cardiff, can't wait!!! Very excited if you can't tell lol. xxx
This time at Dragons Dream TIO Trace has chosen the theme "In a heartbeat" with the ingredients of a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge.
I cut my tag out of Kraftcard and inked up with Distress Ink, followed by a liberal spraying of copper mica powder. The stamp is from the Artistic Stamper and coloured in using chalk pencils.
Flowers and Spidersweb were added,both sprayed with Mica and my beating black heart embossed around the edge. Pop over to join in the challenge via the link on my sidebar and please don't forget to use at least one real stamp. Elizabeth x
Sunday, 2 September 2012
When I spotted this challenge over at The Craft Barn I just knew I had to join in. I found this old Minute Book at work that was heading towards the bin, no way was that going to happen, this was going to become my new journal!!!
I've taken the theme quite literally this week and used my Tulip stamp onto Kraftcard, coloured in using Polycolour pencils, which blend so easily, added a Graphicus sentiment and doodles around the edge, with a Sharpie pen. Nearly got away without Distress Ink, but just couldn't do it lol, it has to be there!!
Now to get that song out of my head a good dose of Fleetwood Mac is needed lol. Elizabeth xxx
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I made my background using Radiant Rains with blobbed Distress Stain over the top. The umberella man is heat embossed with Moon Glow powder, so he too shimmers to match the background. The card Candy was sat on my desk and made me think of Smarties lol. So there's my twist, it's raining Smarties - I wish!!
Hop on over via the link on my sidebar and check out what my very talented team mates have created, and join in the the challenge. Please don't forget to use at least one real stamp on your tag. Elizabeth x
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
My background was created with oil pastels, heated and blended together to create a stormy sky, sadly the silver doesn't show up very well when scanned and my camera is in hiding! The birds and sentiment stamps are Sir Tim's and the moon is from Clarity, all stamped out using stayz on ink. Hope you pop over to check out what my very clever team mates have created, just click on the logo on my sidebar and come and join in. Just remember to use at least one real stamp on your tag, and enjoy!!! Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Both the window/door and steps stamps are from Lavina Stamps, funnily enough they are also down the road in the other direction!!! The letter stamps are by Anna Griffin. Everything has been coloured in using promarkers, and then a little black soot was added around the edge. Pop over via the link on my sidebar to join in the challenge and check out what my clever team mates have been up to. Please remember to use at least one real stamp somewhere on your tag. Elizabeth x
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
after avoiding the big holes to Aussie on Brompton Avenue, we set up
shop for the Artisan Craft Fair on in Rhos, only for a total ONE on
Colwyn Crescent to decide that today he would try to blow his flat
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo short version, lots of
Police, being told to be ready to evacuate, have never been soooo
pleased to be home xx
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
I created the background of my tag with oil pastels, heated and blended together until I was happy with the effect, as I wanted it to look smokey and grey. All the stamps I've used are from Kanban, and stamped and embossed in black.
The gown was coloured using a mixture of Promarkers. Great to be back blogging again, can't believe it's been a month since my last post!!
Hope you join in with the challenge, just click on the link on my sidebar to share your tags with us, and check out my fab team mates artwork. Please don't forget to use at least one real stamp. Elizabeth xxx
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Completely without intention, everything I've used on my tag this time is Sir Tims lol. From the ink to the embossing folder and stamps, simples!! Hope you pop over and join in with this times tag, just click on the logo on my sidebar to take you there, and check out what my fab team mates have created. Elizabeth x
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Had a great couple of days down in London this week. The traffic was bedlam as some of the major roads had already closed ready for the weekend.
We managed to see The Lion King, which was fantastic, and six grown up women sat with their mouths open for most of the show!!!
The WI annual general meeting took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, and the Advisers were lucky enough to sit in the choir stalls, at the side of the organ, above the stage. I have to confess that I had tears in my eyes when we sang Jerusalem, it was very moving, and wow, to sing in the choir stalls!!
It was a great meeting with the very lovely Julian Fellows starting the guest list off and a total surprise of the Strictly Come Dancing gang finishing afternoon off for us. How perfect for me lol!! soo glad to be back home though, and the slower pace of life. Elizabeth x