Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sketch Saturday with The Craft Barn

Good evening all!
Well I am a little late with this post, as it should have been posted this morning, but better late than never eh? ;)

This week at Sketch Saturday, we are sponsored by

And this is our sketch...

My card...

This super cutie 'Miffy Girl' is one of the fab digi's from Angelique's check them out...they're awesome! :) I have coloured her with Promarkers, and the papers are Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms (mag freebie). The punched bored is Martha Stewart.

I've made this card for my good friend Simone's little girl who is 4 on 4th of the 4th! They are my Dutch friends and so will really appreciate Miffy, I'm sure! 


I've had a lovely day today crafting with Jen, and got 2 of my future DT cards done...desperately trying to get ahead lol!
Ok I'm going to try and relax for a bit now so see you all soon! :)
Lizy x

(Late) Less Is More!

Good morning LIMettes!!
I late am I??! Well I had a couple of friends over last night and we had quite a few glasses of wine, so I treated myself to a lie-in this morning, especially as Keiran wasn't here to wake me up this morning lol!

Anyway, this week at Less Is More (for all you, as yet, non-LIMettes!) is a lucky dip challenge as it's the 5th Saturday in the month. We have been spoilt too! It is a Photo Inspiration...
Aren't they the most gorgeous colours?!
So here is my card...

I like to make little 'thank you' cards to pop in with my customer orders when I send them, and this is one of them.
The flower stamp is from Stampin Up! Posy Punch and I coloured the rubber with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write markers before stamping. I chalked the corners of the card blank with Dovecraft chalks in pink and green, though the pink doesn't show so well in the photo. The sentiment is from The Floral Collection (a mag freebie), stamped in Basic Grey, and I drew the stalk in, in Pear Pizazz, as I thought the flower kind of looked like it was 'floating' lol!

Ok I'm now off to Jen's for a bit of craft therapy, then I shall be on my market stall tomorrow! :)
Bye for now!
Lizy x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

2nd Anniversary Commission card

Good evening everyone :)
Well hasn't it been a glorious few days?! Unfortunately, it's about to end...just as well I managed to get everything done in the garden! So I will have a little more time to craft next week, I hope!

Anyway, I got another commission for an anniversary card and here it is...

The paper in the background is Pink Petticoat, the sentiment is computer printed and the stamped flowers are Stampin Up! from the recent wedding collection. I embossed them with WOW Amber Rose EP for a bit of colour. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash. I also embossed the middle panel with a hearts embossing folder and I distressed the edges of each panel with my new Tim Holz distressing tool! :)

I have used alot of inspiration from this week's challenge at Less is More, which is to combine 3 of their previous challenge on one card. So I chose
Week 1 - Pink, Black & White (I hadn't found the blog yet so never entered this challenge!)
Week 2 - Flower or tree
Week 15 - Embossing (both heat and dry this time)
Week 58 - Script

Other Challenges

Right, off to bed...see you all soon! :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mum & Dad's Anniversary!

Good morning!
I'm here with a card I made for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary. It's their 43rd anniversary! Wow!!

This card was made using Seaside Scene from Ooh La La - Passion For Fashion cd-rom. Fab isn't it?! I chose this image because my Mum and Dad had their honeymoon in Scarborough, and I remember them taking us to beaches full of sand dunes as kids. So I thought this was just right for them! :) The ribbon, doily and pearl are from my stash, and the flowers are Prima.


Card Patterns - Sketch #158
The CD Sunday Challenge - Spring Has Sprung (with the weather this week, we should all have been at the beach lol!)

Thanks for looking everyone! :)
Lizy x

My candy winners!!

Hello all!
I am sorry to be posting this later than intended, but I have been rather busy lately, and it's not been top of my list of priorities!
Anyway, better late than never!

My lucky winner of the blog candy is...

#18 - PEARL


Now, as I reached over 150 followers, here, as promised is my second winner...


Congratulations to both of you! Please email me with your address and I'll get your candies in the post to you! :)
Lizy x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Second GDT card for Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

Good Morning all!
Here is my second GDT card for Christmas Challenges {with sketches}. We also have a twist to our challenge this week...
White On White
We are sponsored by 
Here is the sketch...

And here is my card...

This very cute little girl is by Heather Ellis and is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are all embossed shimmer paper from Anna Marie designs, and the ribbon and charm are from my stash. The snowflake is a Marianne Designs one and I finished with some snowy Flowersoft!


Thanks for looking! I will be back later with my candy winner....been a little busy lately!
Lizy x

Sunday, 25 March 2012


*this post will stay at the top until the candy is closed*

Hello to my wonderful followers!! 
Well today is officially my Blogoversary!! Wow! One whole year since my obsession began!

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers for supporting me over the last 12 months and to do that, I have a fab candy up for grabs!!

Now you don't need to become a follower as this is a thank you to all who do already, but if I get more than 150 followers in the time this candy is available then I will add a second prize, then another prize for ever 25 followers over that!

So all you need to do to win...
1. Add your name to the linky gadget below
2. Leave a comment below this post
3. Post my candy 'badge' above on your sidebar and link it back to this blog.
4. I will post the candy free to UK winners, but I ask for a £2.50 donation towards the postage for non-UK winners as it costs over £5.00 for international postage!

The candy will be open until 12 midnight GMT on 26th March and I will post the winner on 27th March.

Thanks and good luck everyone!!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Less Is More - Take 3

Good Morning LIMettes!
This week at Less is More, the challenge is to take any 3 of the past challenges and combine them in one here's mine...

This gorgeous heart stamp is Jen's from Indigo Blue and I stamped it with TH embossing ink and sprinkled with WOW Amber Rose embossing glitter, then heated.

The three challenges I'm combining are
Week 15 - Embossing
Week 18 - Monochrome
Week 43 - Bit of Bling

It would also fit into week 56 - don't scrap it, as I had intended this to be a one layer card, but the stamping didn't come out right so I stamped again onto scrap card, distressed the edges, then mounted it over the original messed up stamping on the card blank! I then added pearls for the 'bit of bling'! It's a shame you can't see just how sparkly it is in the picture...

Right...time for work...shame cos it's a gorgeous day!
See you all later in the week I'm sure! :)
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #200 with Bugaboo!

Good morning!
Oooh I think it's gonna be a lovely day today! :)

It is of course, Saturday, which means a new challenge at Sketch Saturday! :) 
This week we are sponsored by 
Here is the sketch
And here is my card

I love Bugaboo images! So much fun! This is Gus - Demand a Recount, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Summertime Designs and the ric-rac is Jen's. 


Friday, 23 March 2012

Fourth Fairy Birthday!

Good evening!
I have just spent a lovely evening with my good friend Jackie, who came over to see Keiran and have tea with us. We went to Pizza Hut...haven't been for ages and it was yummy! :) Thanks Jackie!

Anyway, I was in the middle of making a card for my friend Alison's daughter's 4th birthday before we went out, so I thought I would finish it now, so I'm free to get on with more cards tomorrow as I have a lot of orders again! So here is the card...

I adore this girly! Emily really loves fairies and has had a fairy themed card every year! This is of course a Lili Of The Valley stamp, coloured with Promarkers and some of my new Flexmarkers! Some of those colours are just so subtle! The paper is Dovecraft Sugar and Spice, and the ribbon, pearls and glitter are all from my stash. I again distressed the edges with my craft knife...beginning to wonder why I've ordered a distressing tool...
I think Emily will love this! :) 


Ta for looking...see you in the morning! :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Marissa and her Guitar

Well what a busy day I had yesterday! Keiran and I planted absolutely tonnes of seeds! Potatoes, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, courgettes, runner beans, french beans, broad beans, squash, cabbage, onions, spring onions, leeks, sprouts, Marigolds, Busy Lizzies, Hollyhock, Delphinium...I think that's everything lol! So if they all come through, (which I doubt but hey hum!), we'll be quite self sufficient this year! Provided we're allowed to water them lol!

And then I even made chicken and mushroom pie for tea, with homemade pastry!! And it was yum! Not perfect, but yum! :)

Anyway, after all that hard work, I decided I needed an hour or so of crafting time so after doing some colouring in yesterday morning (I busy was I??!), I had some images to play with, so here is a card I made with one of them...

This gorgeous little girly is Marissa with her Guitar from Saturated Canary, and she is brightly colour with Promarkers. The papers and sentiment are MME Quite Contrary paperstack, and the twine is from The Ribbon Girl. I distressed the edges of each panel using my craft knife, while I wait for my Tim Holtz distressing tool to arrive, so the edges don't look as distressed as they could. The background and 'aura' is chalked using Dovecraft chalks.


Well thanks for looking and hope to be back tomorrow! :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Monster Birthday!

Good afternoon all!
Can you believe it's Wednesday again?? And of course, time for a new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
This fortnight we have a sketch for you,designed by our teamie Catherine!
And our fab sponsors this time are
Fred, She Said Designs .... The Store
Prize - $20 gift!!

 The Stamping Boutique

Here is my card using the fab sketch...

I loved making this card! I did it the reverse way to the way I usually make my cards...I picked my Funky Hand paper first, then coloured in the Pink Cat Studio image in Promarkers to match! It was so much easier! :) The purple twine is from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment was computer printed. The buttons are from Jen's stash.


Ok I'm now going to get in the garden and plant some veggie seeds with Keiran as he is feeling much better today! Wish us luck! ;)
Lizy x


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

1st Easter Card of 2012!

Good afternoon!
Wow I seem to be having another busy week! Although, not helped by Keiran having been so ill yesterday, bless him. He has a chest infection and had a high temperature so had me worried for a while. But now he's on antibiotics, he seems to be much better today, thank goodness!

So on Sunday, I made my first Easter card of the year and here it is...

I used one of the free stamped images from one of the magazines and coloured it with....pencils! Yup, for a change, I didn't use Promarkers lol! The reason is that these images are printed onto very thin paper and I found the Promarkers had a tendency to bleed on it.
The papers are from the Paper Cellar and the ribbon is from Jen's stash.


Ok off to get Keiran, and lots of planting to do tomorrow so may be MIA until Thursday! Unless I get to craft tonight.... ;)
Lizy x

EDIT - Winner at Totally Gorjuss, 26th March 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Especially for my Mum!

Good morning!
And happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's here in the UK! I hope you get to spend it doing what you want! (crafting?!) ;)

Here is the card I have made for my lovely Mum! 

I have used First Edition Dreamweaver papers and the butterfly paper is some I picked up at Leigh...sorry no name :( The Butterfly is Memory Box and the sentiment was printed on Jen's laser printer and foiled using her Foil It! machine. I also used her TH distrssing tool on the edges of each panel. I am so buying one of those! ;)

I also made a brooch using metal ribbon and a gift box...


Ok I'm now going to spend the first half of Mother's Day doing my thing...crafting with Jen...before going home to cook Sunday lunch for my Mum! :)

Enjoy your Sunday!
Lizy x

EDIT - Winner at Fetch a Sketch 26th March 2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Masking...2nd and MUCH better attempt!

Hello again!
Ok it's not often that I post a Less Is More card twice on a Saturday morning, but I wasn't too sure about my first entry for this week's Masking challenge, and wanted another go! I got the idea of masking a shape from Jan's entry so thought I'd try it.

Not the greatest pictures...dunno why...but you get the idea. I stamped the Clear Choice stork onto my card blank in London Fog, then onto scrap paper and cut out. I attached that over the original stamped image. I cut a heart shape out of scrap paper, and place the negative over the image. I used a baby wipe (appropriate don't you think?!) and dotted Versacolour Sky Blue inside the heart, over the image mask. The sentiment is the same inks and the ribbon is from my stash. Much happier! 
Now to get ready for a crafty day at Jen's! :)
Lizy x


Good morning all!
Well I was hoping for a slightly easier challenge over at Less Is More this morning, after the 'script' challenge last week...but nope! This week it's 
And I have never really done any! But here is my attempt, nonetheless!
Quite simply, I masked off stripes and dotted with ink pads! Versacolour Sky Blue, Imperial Blue, Lilac and Chateau Gray, and the Dovecraft sentiment is stamped in Lilac, then shadow stamped in Memento London Fog.
I may try make something a little more adventurous later in the week :)
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday - Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good morning Sketchers!
Are you ready for another one of Jo's awesome sketches?
Here it is...

We are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's this week and there is something a little special going on over there at the moment...

10% of Everything!
until midnight, Sunday 18th March

So what better excuse for a bit of a Mother's Day treat to ourselves??!! ;)

Anyway, here is my card...

 I have gone for something a little different this time. This decoupage set is from the newest Ooh La La Creations cd-rom, Fairies & Blooms, and the only things that aren't from the cd are the flowers and the green punched border. Bright and zesty! :)


Thanks for popping by and can't wait to see all your fab entries! :)
Lizy x

EDIT - Winner at CD Sunday Challenge - 18th March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Commission Birthday #3

Good evening!
After making 2 commission cards for a customer last week, he rang me to ask for another one, so here it is...

Papers - First Edition, Love Letters
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Computer printed
Inks - Tim Holz, Tattered Rose
Die cut - Nestabilities
Ribbon and pearls from my stash.


Thanks for looking :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Christmas Challenges with Sketches - Guest DT 1st card!

Well hello blogland!!
I know it's been 4, almost 5 days since I've blogged! Never been know to have such a big break before I don't think!! I have been spending some time in Huddersfield seeing my brother, sis-in-law and nephew, who are visiting from London! It has been a hectic but very fun few days! It was so great to see them all again!

So here I am, with a card I should have posted yesterday, but never got round to, due to being away for a day longer than planned!

I was accepted as Guest DT over at Christmas Challenges With Sketches and this is my first card for them!
We are sponsored by 
Inky Impressions
my card...
Lili of The Valley - Shine a Light, coloured (ages ago!) with Promarkers. I then just embossed shimmery paper and added the ribbon, glitter, Glossy Accents and Flowersoft. Oh and the doily which I chalked in pink, sprayed with Spraymount then dusted with glitter! A simple but pretty, girly card! :)
So come on over and show us your Christmas creations!


Lizy x

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