• Cute little fox

    Tuesday, 20 January, 2015

    I finally got to use the cute fox die and made a card with it. I inked the edges to make the image pop out a bit more


  • Stamps and die cutting

    Tuesday, 13 January, 2015

    For today's post I decided to use the Jillibean Hello Framelits and stamps. I just love that I can stamp and cut out the image and then place it over a photo or other embellishment. I cut out the today stamp and stamped some stars over the layout to create more movement and flow.

      Supplies: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK w/Stamps - Hello, Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal), Other: American Crafts papers,

    See you next week and Happy Scrapping

  • Always by Lilith

    Tuesday, 6 January, 2015

    I have the sweetest husband ever. He helps with the ironing and drives the kids around to their activities at the weekend which means I have more time to prepare my lessons and to get creative. He is a gem. I love making him a card to tell him how grateful I am and how much I love him. This is one of the first cards for 2015.

    I used my favourite LEAVES die and an embossing folder for some texture. I love how easy it is to put together a card with a few basic supplies, a die and an embossing folder.

    Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal),   Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens, Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Sweet Dots & Florals Set, 

  • Hearts by Lilith

    Tuesday, 30 December, 2014

    Just before the start of a new year I think it is important to reflect on what the previous one has brought me and each year I my family is on the top of my little list. In this layout I wanted to put my relationship with my husband centre stage. There are very little photos of us two together and those I do have are precious. 
    I used the  bigz basic shapes die which came in the starter kit. I cut out  couple of hearts, inked the edges and added some rub-ons to the larger one. Then I placed them over the layout, trying to keep the focus on the photo.

    Sizzix Big shot Starter Kit, Other: OPen Book collection Crate Paper. 

    Thank you for following me throughout the year and happy New Year to you all. May 2015 bring you lots of happiness, joy and creativity.

  • Scalloped circles by Lilith

    Tuesday, 23 December, 2014

    The nesting dies are some of my most used dies. I love printing texts onto cardstock and then cutting it out with the dies. It is so easy and changes from the usual label shape I usually use. For this layout I wanted to keep it simple and I was inspired by the constellation on the dark blue patterned paper. I cut out my text and some circles in the two patterned papers I had chosen. I placed them diagonally over the page and recreated part of the constellation with some wood veneer stars and added some hand drawn lines. 

    Paper: Heidi Swapp, 
    Embellishments: Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn,

  • Flowers and details with Lilith

    Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

    I know it is nearly Christmas and that winter is just around the corner but at this time of year I usually get a wee bit nostalgic and I start longing for summer again. When I started thinking about my project for this week I couldn't help myself and just had to use this cute photo of my sun sitting in the garden of our holiday home where we stayed this summer. He was observing every little detail: the grass, the flowers and most importantly the insects. I love how to see the tiniest things. I think as adults we sometimes forget to look more closely.
    I used an embossing folder with flowers to create one of the layers underneath my photo which I cut out using a frame die cut. I also spent a bit of time cutting around the embossed flowers. 

    Supplies:Paper: Shimelle's Collection (American Crafts), Maggie Holmes Open Book (Crate Paper), Other: Doily, American Crafts tiny attacher, American Crafts gold staples, white paint, Mr Huey's Mint Julep (Studio Calico),
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Wreath & Flowers Set 659815
    Have a wonderful week and see next Tuesday.


  • Ready for winter ... with Lilith

    Tuesday, 9 December, 2014

    The cold has finally found its way to Belgium and we even have had our first snow. I am not a huge fan probably because I grew up in South Africa and the warm temperatures have been graved into my body but my little one LOVES it. We he saw the first flakes he put his winter coat on and was ready to play outside. He loves his warm hood and I think he looks so cute. 

    The patterned papers I picked aren't winter themed so to add that hint of winter I cut out snowflakes using the Basic Grey snowflake die. I added a bit of glitter to them for the extra sparkle.

    Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflakes #3   , Big Shot Starter Kit,  Other: Studio Calico kits. 

  • Christmas week 4: Gift wrapping idea with Lilith

    Tuesday, 2 December, 2014

    Welcome to the last week of the Sizzix Christmas Challenge. This week is all about gift ideas. These last years my family has tried to cut down on the gifts. I love just spending time together and not getting into a spending frenzy and just buying things that don't get used. We do make each other gifts or give each other vouchers. Now just giving an envelope isn't that exciting so I decided to reuse some chique black boxes.

     I grabbed a gold and a white doily and then cut out some snowflakes using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflakes #3 . I sewed the snowflakes together and then adhered them to th doilies. 
    A bit of ribbon to hold the box together and I have a pretty box to put under the tree. I just added a tiny tag so that I can add a name to it. 
    Easy and it instantly makes the gift so much more fun. 

    Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflakes #3   , Big Shot Starter Kit, Other: Gold and white doily, Studio Calico star, American Crafts premium ribbon, twine.  

  • Christmas week 3 with Lilith

    Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

    This week's theme is Tree Decorations. I have made many decorations in the past and really wanted to make something different. I decided to tweak the theme a bit and I made a decoration by not for the tree. (naughty me). I also wanted the project to be quick and this one was SUPER FAST but I really love the end result. All you need is a water glass (I used a wide one), some embroidery thread and the Sizzix Let it Snow thinlits die.
     Just cut out the design, add some thread to recreate scarves for the snowmen and adhere it to your glass. Pop in a candle, light it and voilà. A pretty feature to add to your decorations or on the dinner table. 

    Let it Snow thinlits die, embroidery thread, glass, candle, glue. 

    Oh and just a reminder NEVER leave candles unsupervised. They are beautiful and add lots of ambiance but can also be dangerous. Have a wonderful week.


  • Christmas Challenge week 2 with Lilith

    Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

    Welcome to the second day of the Christmas Challenge week. This week the designers at Sizzix will be bringing you ideas for wrapping and sprucing up your gifts. Today I'll be showing two tags I made. They are simple yet chic. They are also very easy to make and they will instantly make your gift something special. 

    I picked two tags from my stash and a doily which I layered over the tags just covering one side. Then I cut out two snowflakes from the Sizzix Bigz Snowflake Die #3 which I placed on top. A sentiment and a small shiny bead. Simple and elegant. 


View Older Posts