Friday, 30 December 2011

Elegant Wedding

Here is another card I have just made, this one is just a simple elegant card that would be a perfect Wedding Acceptance card, or even an invitation
I also tried it landscape and added the word 'Wedding'. Think I prefer it this way actually.

I found this gorgeous ribbon in Hobbycraft a few weeks ago and just had to have a metre of it! The gems and charm are from my stash.
Fetch a Sketch - #14
Less Is More - Just One Word
Ok I'm going to make lunch now and take Keiran out :)
Lizy x

Another Christmas Card!

Ok so I know that all the Christmas cards have been sent, and there's a whole 11 months before I need them again, but I am not letting myself get behind like I did this year, again! So I shall be attempting to enter some Christmas challenges right through 2012 so I can try and do more Christmas markets next year, as I'll be more ready!
So here is a card I have made this morning with an image I already had coloured in and didn't get round to using yet

Image - Lili Of The Valley
Colour - Promarkers
Embossing - Sizzix, Crafts Too
Sentiment - Mag Freebie
Ribbon & Glitter - Stash

That's it for now :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Fairy Ballet

Hello again!
Well I had some trouble uploading yesterday because it would seem that I had exceeded my Picasa limit and had to purchase extra storage! So I have done that now, but it took a while to update, hence this card not being posted yesterday!

Here is my second DT card for Crafting For All Seasons, this one using a Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet #250, coloured with Promarkers.

The background papers used on this card are from Ooh La La Shoes In Bloom CD-ROM...I thought they were perfect for this image!
If you missed my first DT card for this week, using a The Stamping Boutique image, please check it out here.
Thanks for looking and hope to be back soon! :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Good afternoon! How is everybody? I hope you all had a most fabulous Christmas and are all recovered and ready for New Year! I'll be glad when it's all over and we can get back to normal so I know what day of the week it is lol!
Anyway, I'm here today with my card for our next challenge at Crafting For All Seasons. 
We are very lucky to be sponsored by 
And the prize is 3 digis or 1 digi paperpack from The Stamping Boutique.

Here is one of my cards

The image is Swansong from The Stamping Boutique and I coloured her with Promarkers, and the sky with chalks. The background papers are some from my stash, but I have no idea what they are.
Hope you like it! :)
Pop back later for my Whoopsi Daisy card! :)
Lizy x
Lizy x

Sunday, 25 December 2011


I just want to take a minute to wish each and everyone of you a wonderful, happy and relaxed Christmas! 
Lizy x

Saturday, 24 December 2011


Good morning and happy Christmas Eve LIMettes!
Hope you're all ready for tomorrow? I am just about...just housework and food prep now! :)
Anyway, Chrissie and Mandi over at Less Is More have set us the challenge of creating a card with
so I wandered into my craft room with the intention of creating a computer generated sentiment, when I found this word sat on my desk...
I have been meaning to use it and neve got around to it, so I thought it would be perfect for today's challenge!
It is from Sizzix and the Poinsettia is Marrianne Creatables. I finished with a pearl and some clear gems.
Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone, especially Chrissie & Mandi, and hope 2012 brings a fabulous year to you all! :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Not A Christmas card!

Good evening all!
Well it's been manic hasn't it? What with markets, work, Keiran, DT cards, Create & Craft sample cards for Ooh La La ( Friday 23rd Dec, 10am and 5pm), homemade crackers, food shopping, visiting friends...... Lol I'll be glad for Christmas Day so I can have a rest! Oh doesn't work like that does it?! ;)
Anyway, I treated myself to an hour crafting today before picking Kim up and going to Bury. Here is what I made......

The image is Some Odd Girl and I've coloured Kite Flying Tobie with Promarkers. The background Is a technique I picked up from Bev Rochester HERE. I used Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. The grass I just a drawn pattern which I cut out the coloured with Stampin Up ink markers. The papers are Moody Blues from Shabby Princess.
Hope you like! And I have to say, it's been nice making something other than a Christmas item for a change lol!
Have a nice evening!
Lizy x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Here is my second card for today......

I have stamped the Inkadinkado tree in silver Encore, then heat embossed it. The sentiment is cut from an acetate sheet and the embossed panels are a Sizzix folder. The silver Mirri just gives it a little class, I think!
Challenges -
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #15
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - 'Tis The Season
Digstamps for Joy - Merry Christmas (but no creatures)
Divas By Design - Merry Christmas
Hooked On Craft - Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends - Xmas
One Stop Crafts - Christmas Sparkle
Scrapbook Sisters - Two Colours
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Merry Christmas
The Cutie Pie - Use A Sentiment
 Ok time to get ready for a walk to work in this miserable rain......wish it was snowing.... ;)
Lizy x

Less is more - Music (at Last!)

Good afternoon and happy Monday all!
Well I have had a very busy time lately and my blogging seems to have suffered for it unfortunately. But I am back with a couple of cards today, the first is for Less Is More - Music challenge.
Now I don't have any music stamps and when I looked at 8am on Saturday to see what the challenge was, it stumped me a bit! Then the weekend crept away from me and I almost thought I wouldn't get chance to enter this week! However, here is my card...I hope it classes as 'music'...

It was my friend Jackie's birthday on Friday, but I'm seeing her this week so I thought this would be perfect for her as she loves dancing! The image is from My Craft Studio Simply Silhouettes and I just added the text and gems.
Hope you like it!
Off to post my second card today, for Freshly Made Sketches.
Lizy x

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Craft Your Passion BLOG HOP!

Hey everyone!
Happy Saturday! Only 8 days left until excited are you?!!
To celebrate being so close to Christmas, Craft Your Passion Challenges are hosting a blog hop and they have invited crafters to be a part of it! So if you have come here from 
then you are on the right track! If not, please go back to the beginning at Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow the hop from there!
Here are my cards for the hop, supplied by the two fab sponsors, Bugaboo and Craft Sentiments respectively.

I coloured both with Promarkers, The papers on the first one are some I had lying around so dunno what they are, sorry! 


And now pop on over to
blog to continue with your exciting journey! :)
Thanks for looking and good luck with the blog hop! 
Lizy x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

CFAS Challenge #16 - Part 2

Here is my second DT card for our new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons. Please check out my previous post for my Meljen's card and details of the challenge.

Again, coloured with Promarkers, and highlighted with glitter. The papers are freebies from magazines and that's it!
Right, off to make Christmas crackers now! :)
Lizy x

CFAS Challenge #16 - Part 1

Good afternoon!
Well I feel like I haven't stopped at all for the last 2 or 3 weeks! But now that Christmas is almost upon us, things will slowly start to calm down, thankfully!
Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons and this time it's
How easy is that?!!
So as we are very generously sponsored by
 Meljen's Designs
and The Stamping Boutique

here is the first of my 2 DT cards, this one from Meljen's Designs

I coloured my image with Promarkers, and added lots of Glossy accents to the bell and berries. The papers and ribbon are random pieces from my stash and the sentiment is a Lili of The Valley one, stamped in Encore gold ink. I also added a little glitter to the edge of the image mount and the berries.
Please check my next post for my other card :)
Lizy x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Anything but a card for Ooh La La

Good morning all!
Well these fortnight's seem to go faster every time! It's time again for our challenge at Ooh La La and this time it's
So here is my gift box.......

This was very simply printed from the Festive Funnies Cd and I embellished with some punched snowflakes and a gift tag.
Challenge Up Your Life - Packaging/Box
Charisma Cardz - No Cards!
Craft Your Passion - Tag You're It!
The Crazy Challenge - More Than One Fold
Winter Wonderland - Let It Snow

We are also welcoming 5 more fab DT members and I am very pleased to announce that I am staying on as a permanent DT member after being so kindly asked! So, welcome to Allison, Daniele, Lorraine, Pat and Wendy! Go on over to have a peek at their blogs! :)

Right, more DT work to get done for Crafting For All Seasons so see you for that on Wednesday if I don't get to post tomorrow! :)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Let It Snow!

Good morning! 
Ok well this is a quick one again before I head off to work!
How apt too that this week's challenge over at Less Is More is
as I woke this morning to a lovely white wonderland! Albeit a very thin coat.......still looks pretty!
Anyway, here's my card......
Really hard to photograph though! I basically created a strip of snowflekes using my Kars stamps and heat embossed in silver. for now! :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Well this morning Keiran is 'sort of better, after a lot of medicine taking and sleeping....just hoping the fever is on the way out now......
So here is the last of the cards I brought to London for my family...... this is another card I made for Callum, this time from Keiran.

Again, Lili of The Valley, Promarkers and Pink Petticoat. I find these 3 things the easiest things to use to put a card together pretty quickly, as I had to on Sunday night! The 'snowballs' are from my stash.
 Hope you like it and thanks for looking! 
Lizy x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bear Cracker

Hey everyone! 
Well I am exhausted today as I spent all night up with Keiran after he was sick and developed a high temperature this time yesterday. And just when he seemed to be brightening up, he got a high temp again today :(  So our 'Christmas Day' yesterday wasn't as good as I'd hoped for.
Anyway, he is cuddled up with me now so I am taking 5 mins to blog another card.
This is the card I made for my lovely Nephew Callum......

Lili of TheValley image, Promarkers,Pink Petticoat papers and purple Mirri card. Finished with purple and gold glitter. I have actually personalised this card before I gave it, but I didn't enter it here as it wouldn't go with the sketch!
Thanks for looking....I hope to have a better night's sleep tonight lol!
Lizy x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Kitties

Here is the card I have made for my Brother and Sister-in-Law......

The image is Lili of The Valley, coloured with Promarkers. The paper is some freebie from a pack in a mag....can't remember which and I'm not at home to look! The green card is from my stash and is punched with a Martha Stewart edger.
Back tomorrow :)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Green for Less Is More

Ok here is my final post before I go get the the train!

It is a Kars stamp, some corrugated green card for matting and a green polka dot ribbon, all from my stash!
Right.....I really am off now! :)
Lizy x

Tinsel Bear

Good morning all!
Well today's the day! I'm off to have a week with my Brother, Sis-in-Law, gorgeous Nephew and parents down in London! We're celebrating Christmas tomorrow as we can't all be together on the big day! 
But before I go, I have a couple of cards to blog.....And don't worry......I still have a few to blog during the week! Well family need Christmas cards lol!
Here is the first one, for my Bro & Sis-in-Law

Lili of The Valley image, Promarkers, tinsel like glitter, Papermania-Joyeux Noel papers.
Challenges - 
Ta for looking! :)
Lizy x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Pearl Anniversary

Good morning!
Well the market didn't go as well as I had hoped yesterday but it wasn't too bad. I now only have a few commissions left to make after today, plus my family cards, some blog hop cards and DT cards....then I can relax in time for Christmas LOL!
This is another one of the commission cards I made last week......

Computer printed sentiment, glittery matting card (not that it shows on the photos), Memory Box corner die and pearl from the stash. A simple but very pretty card, I think! :)
By for now! :)
Lizy x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Less Is More - Green

Happy Saturday everyone!
Only 3 weeks 'til Christmas!!
I have a market to go to today so this will be quick, then I shall have to go and pick Kim up!
This morning our Lady and Diva LIM have set this colour challenge......
SO I have used a borrowed stamp from Kim!

I stamped it using SU Old Olive and matted onto some scrap paper. Finished with a ribbon and 4 tiny gems. I decided to go slightly off centre for interest :)
The stamp is Inkadinkado by the way :)
Hope you like......have a good day! :)
Lizy x

Friday, 2 December 2011

Bingo! 90th Birthday!

Good evening!
Well I have had a very hectic day this morning, shopping with my Dutch friend Simone this afternoon before she headed off back to Holland, an hour to get a 'star' costume for Keiran's Nativity play, and then putting the finishing touches to a large card commission I had!
16 cards in all!!
Anyway, back to the point of this post! This is a 90th birthday card I was asked to make for a bingo lover!

I got the fab sentiment from Diane (thank you!) and the bingo card from Google images. The rest is from my slowly decreasing stash! ;)
*Challenges *

Hope you like......of to bed to get a good night's sleep for my last market before Christmas tomorrow!
By for now! :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Granddaughter's 1st Christmas

Hello again!
Here is one of the commission cards I have just finished.
Lili of The Valley image, coloured with Promarkers, card, paper, glitter and ribbon from stash :)
TFL :)
Lizy x

On your Christening

Hey all!
Well wow! What an awsome gig last night! Bryan Adams totally ROCKED!!
Anyway, back down to earth with a bump and time to get my commissions finished! But before I do, here is a little card I made for my friend's little girl's Christening.
It is a Lili of The Vally image very subtly coloured with Promarkers, cut out, (as I had a mark on the outer of it!) , and stuck to the front of a Nestie embossed card blank. I then printed a sentiment and finished with a silver cross and my new Memory Box corner die. I really like the simplicity and the White on White of this card! :)
See you later!
Lizy x

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