Saturday, 31 May 2014

MIUM at Gina K Designs

Well hello,
    I have finally got around to doing a challenge card. I have gone with the one over at Gina K Designs. If you want to play along here is the link:

   I have used 2 stamp sets from GKD 'So Groovy' and 'Enjoy the Journey'. The idea of the challenge is to make lots of layers on the card. I think I have managed to do just that in this card.
The van is coloured in with copic markers and I have added Glossy Accents on the window panes to make them look like glass.
 My friends are about to embark on a road trip to the outback so I hope this gives them a fitting farewell.

Hope you are having a creative day,

xx Liz

Monday, 26 May 2014

Putting on the Ritz

Happy Birthday to my lovely Stepdaughter! Today is her 26th Birthday and although she received her quilt early (which I posted yesterday), I would like to show you the card that I made her. Here it is:

I used the lovely stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamp 'Putting on the Ritz' collection and the the background is from the Art Deco Backgrounds that goes with this set. Love them both. Spellbinders Persian Motif made a perfect border around the circular design. The image is stamped using Versafine Black ink.The background is stamped in Memento London Fog ink. Silver grey organza ribbon completed the glamour of the card.

Hope you are having a creative day,

xx  Liz 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Stampin Up Stitched Stockings Stamp Set

 I know this stamp set is retired, but I have found the cutest pair of baby booties are made from the Stitched Stockings stamp set from Stampin Up.

  Firstly I embossed the stockings with coloured embossing powder onto white cardstock and then cut them out using the matching punch. By cutting the tops off the stockings you can then move it down the leg part to form a shorter sock. This forms the bootie. I then used some bakers twine and floss to make bows, hiding the join and mounted them with foam dots onto the background.

Hope you are having a creative day,

xx    Liz

May Day

My blog has seriously been neglected again. That is not to say that I haven't been doing anything creative, because I have. The problem is I just haven't had the time to sit down and post any photos.

Tomorrow is my stepdaughter's 26th birthday and I have been creating a quilt for her new flat in time for the winter chills. The instructions were cream with a hint of colour!! I had made her cushions for the lounge and they were yellow for summer and red for winter. My thinking cap went on and whilst browsing my magazines I came across just the right project... Here is the finished result. She has gone away for the weekend, so received her present early.
 To say she liked it, would be an understatement. She was thrilled and so was I that I could bring her something that is useful but also something that she loved. I hope she gets many years of comfort under the soft folds of fabric.

To Kimberley, Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I love you lots.


  I hope you are having a creative day,

                                     xx   Liz