• 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. 


  • Christmas week 1 with Lilith

    Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

    Welcome to the second day of the Christmas Challenge week. Creating Christmas cards is always one of my favourite crafting activities. 

    The card I created today is created using the digital festive papers (download available here: Sizzix free festive papers) . I printed two of the paper designs onto some white cardstock as well as the paper die cut elements. 

    The base is a piece of  4"*6" white card stock . I then layered a smaller piece using the blue striped paper.
    Then I trimmed a piece of the star design which I cut in a banner shape. Then I added some white twine which I tied in a ribbon. I also cut out some of the hearts which I layered on top of the banner. The final touch is a snowflake which I cut using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflakes #3 . I then added some stickles to add a bit glitter. 

    Such a simple but very festive card. Have fun creating Christmas cards. 

    Free festive papers ,Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflakes #3, Stickles, twine, 

  • White on White by Lilith

    Tuesday, 4 November, 2014

    Subtle details are my favourite. For this layout I decided to work with dies and an embossing folder. Combining both and going with a white on white look was just the effect I was going for. I cut out the doily shape from some white cardstock using the doily shape from the  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Doily & Doily Border and also embossed some cardstock with dots (with the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Houndstooth & Dots Set ). I then cut out a scalloped circle from the embossed cardstock. These two pieces I then layered one on top of the other. The rest of the layout was built up around these two pieces


    Other: Patterned Paper Studio Calico, ;Embellishments Crate Paper NOTES & THINGS 12 x 12 Chipboard Stickers, Studio Calico Wood veneer stars ;Mists: Mr Huey's Mint Julep, 

  • A bit of Spring in Autumn with Lilith

    Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

    Autumn has settled in and the crisp air and warm colours have taken over the the country side. I love autumn but I still hunger for a tiny bit of spring. The Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK with Stamps Beautiful You, was just the product I needed for this easy card project that brings a bit of spring along with it.

    I stamped one of the flower images onto some watercolour paper, using versamark. I then sprinkled some white embossing powder onto it which I then heat embossed with my heat gun. I then took out some Distress Inks, stabilo pens and coloured the flowers and leaves. 

    The cards themselves were easy to put together. A 4" x 6" base with a 3.5"x5.5" piece of patterned paper. A kraft tag, a small white twine, some embellishments and a sentiment finish off the card. I love how easy the stamps are to use and that I can use any colour for any type of project. 

    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK with Stamps Beautiful You
    Distress Inks, Stabilo 68 pens, 
    Paper: Carta Bella,
    Embellishments: Studio Calico Color Theory Buttons, Enamel dots, 
    Ink: Versafin Black Onyx.
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  • Simple goes far ... by Lilith

    Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

    When I got my Big Shot it came with a Bigz die (Basic Shapes). I use it all the time. For this layout I started off with some stamping and made a feature of the stamped images by highlighting them with enamel dots. Then I cut out a heart from some Heidi Swapp 6*6 paper which I placed to the side of the stamping. Then I cut out the shapes using the Bigz Die which I used as embellishments. 

    Other: Favorite things by Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico Color Theory inks, enamel dots, Mr Huey's Mint Julep,

  • Embossed details with Lilith

    Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

    I love details and always try to add them to my layouts. For today's layout I wanted to focus on the embossing folders. They are such a great tool and add oodles of detail

    I started by choosing some grey cardstock that would work with some grey patterned paper. I picked a couple of embossing folders and embossed several strips of the grey cardstock and patterned paper. These strips are the base of the layouts. On top I added my photo and a cluster of embellishments.

    To create a sense of movement and flow I placed some embossed butterflies. They also help draw the eye towards the photo. I love having a closer look at the layout to see the embossed details

    I hope you'll get your folders out and emboss pretty details onto some paper.

    Happy Scrapping


    OTHER: Studio Calico Poet Society & Dickinson Kit, doily, Mint Julep Mr Huey's,


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