Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Simply Stampin', Just for You

Good evening!
I have just watched the swimming finals and the athletics....the Americans really have got it going on haven't they?!! Incredible! Well done to them! :))

Anyway, here is tonight'd CAS card...I seem to be on a roll with these this week! :)

This is made using all Stampin' Up! products, except the cardstock and the ribbon. I have made this to fit in with the sketch challenge at Simply Stampin' this week.
Thanks for popping by...see you tomorrow probably!
Lizy x

Monday, 30 July 2012

Less Is More #2

Good afternoon!
I'm sat watching Ice Age with Keiran, waiting for the diving to come on the Olympics. 

In the meantime, here is another card I made on Saturday at Jen's, using one of her Stampin' Up! sets.

I also used her Die-Namics zigzag border die and my SU! markers. I also added some glossy accents for dimension, but they don't really show on here.
It is another entry into the Less Is More Sketch challenge this week, and the Card Crafter's Circle - CAS challenge.
Hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics! :)
Lizy x

Sunday, 29 July 2012

With Sympathy

Good evening all.
This is a sad card I have made. I made this card last night at Jen's using one of her Stampin' Up! sets and my SU markers. I then had a phone call from my Mum this morning to say that my uncle, her brother, had died. So I thought this would make a fitting sympathy card for me to send to the family, and so I added the sentiment.

I'm not sure what set of stamps this is as I left the details at Jen's lol! The brad is one of the freebies from SU! last month, thanks Vicky, and the baker's twine is also Jen's, from Ribbon Girl. The sentiment is from a Papermania set.

Ok...time to for a cup of tea! :)#
Lizy x

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Less Is More - Sketch

Good afternoon!
Yes, I know...afternoon and only just here with my Less Is More card! It's because I slept in somewhat after watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night...wasn't it awesome?! I was so proud to be British...Danny Boyle, and all the wonderful volunteers and athletes really did us proud!

Anyway, this week over at Less Is More, Chrissie and Mandi have come up with a really lovely sketch for us to use!

The stamp set is Bright Blossoms from Stampin Up! and I have used SU markers to stamp with. The inspiration for how to use these stamps came from a lovely card Vicky sent me a couple of months ago, and the colour inspiration is from this week's challenge at Colour ThrowdownThe border is also one of the new dies from SU! Oh and the ribbon is the 'shoulder tag' from a top!
Thanks for popping by and really hope you can try out this fab sketch for yourself! :)
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #218 - with The Craft Barn

Good Morning!
So who stayed up and watched the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night? I did! And I was very moved, impressed, and extremely proud to be English! :)

Anyway, it's Saturday morning which means it's time for a new challenge and Sketch Saturday, and this week we are sponsored by

This is the sketch
And my card

The image and paper are Pink Petticoat, the lace and pins from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

Looking forward to see what you come up with! :)
Lizy x

Friday, 27 July 2012

Me and My Pony

Good evening!
Hey, look at me! A card on a non DT day lol! I have made this card for my friend's little girl's 5th birthday....I will add a sentiment tomorrow when I go for a much needed crafting evening with Jen!
So here is my card...

I have used 'Me & My Pony' from Lili Of The Valley and coloured it with Promarkers, including some of the new Autumn set, now available! The papers are My Mind's Eye and the ribbon and flower are from my stash.

Thanks for looking....back to the Olympic opening ceremony....it's just awesome so far!! :))
Lizy x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Splash me! - Crafting For All Seasons

Good morning!
Well I really am not getting much crafting done lately...what with work, Keiran, the house and garden, gym, and now I have that flipping sore throat, again!
Anyway, after catching up with the garden after work yesterday I manage to find time to make my DT card for Crafting For All Seasons...just in the nick of time too!

I have used Sweet Beach Baby Wearing A Hat from The Stamping Boutique and coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are Fancy Pants - Beach Babe and the shells are from Wales!

We are sponsored this week by 
The Stamping Boutique


 Cheers for looking and good luck!
Lizy x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sew.....it's Saturday!

Good morning LIMettes!
Well, after a non-crafty week, I think my mojo is, surprisingly, still hanging around!
This morning at Less Is More, Chrissie and Mandi have come up with the them of
and it can be real, faux, or just sewing related cards.
So here is my little offering before work...

The super cute image is a freebie Nitwit one that came with Simply Homemade a few months ago. Now I have used 2 techniques I have never used this morning...colouring on Kraft, and colouring with Stampin Up! markers! And although the colouring isn't up to my usual standard, I do actually quite like it! I deliberately left the stitching 'unfinished' so it looked like a work in progress.

Ok....I see the sun is shining for a change, so after work, the gym, and doing my washing, I may get out in the garden later!
Have a lovely Saturday!
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #217 with Bunny Zoes Crafts

Good morning all!
I can't believe I actually haven't posted in a week! I have just had so much going on recently...I guess it's taking me longer to get back into crafting than I thought it would!

I went to see the most awesome band, Lady Antebellum, last Sunday, with Jen and a few others, and they were just fantastic!! If you haven't heard of them, Google them, listen to them and buy some of their music...they are AWESOME!! :)) They are HUGE in America and have a large (if surprisingly young!) fanbase in the UK...I really hope they'll be back again very soon!

Anyway, I am here with our new sketch over at Sketch Saturday, and we are sponsored by

here is our sketch...

And my card

I have used a good old fashioned wooden stamp for this one from  Stamps Happen Inc - The Art Of Casting, and coloured it with Promarkers. I used the SU Stripes embossing folder and a fish paperclip from Jen's stash! This was by far, the most complicated image I have ever coloured in!

Now a little while ago, I made a little football card, that I said was a little special but I couldn't show you the whole card, remember?

 Here is a refresher...

Well here is the completed card...
This was for an order for a guy who was turning 80 and his passions are Man Utd and Fishing! Now I struggled as to how to find an image that incorporates them both, then I had a genius idea! Two totally different cards in one! Inside it says 'but which is better??' My customer was thrilled with it! 
Incidentally, the Man Utd side of the card won over at Partytime Tuesdays earlier this month! :)

Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Ok, happy Saturday y'all!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Less is More - 3!

Good morning LIMettes!
Thins morning, there is a fab challenge at Less Is More which is
The idea being to use 3 of something.
Ok, I admit, I did take some time to think about this one this morning, but mainly because I didn't think I have 3 snowflake dies...Here's my card...

I used 3 snowflake dies from a Marianne set (I think) and embossed them, then added Butterfly Trails glitter and Aurora Borealis gems and a sentiment that was free from a magazine last year.


And done!
Ok...of to the gym, then shopping! :)
Have a fun weekend whatever you do :)
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #216

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday and this week we are sponsored by 

The sketch...

My card...

 And inside...

This is a gorgeous image from my newly discovered MilkCoffee, thanks to a challenge win I had last week! Isn't she gorgeous?! I have coloured her with Promarkers, and used some random DP I had lying around. I have made this for my very good friend Simone's birthday, who drinks alot of tea!


 Thanks for looking! :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Crafting For All Seasons - Ice Cream!!

Good afternoon!
We have our new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons this week and the theme is


Yummy! We are sponsored by 3 fab sponsors!

Prize - 7 digis

Prize - 3 Digis

Prize - 5 Digis

Here is my delicious card, using Troublemaker from Kenny K

I just love Kenny K images and I am getting better at colouring them too! :) I have coloured this with Promarkers, and the papers are Fancy Pants, Beach Babe...a magazine freebie! Oh and the ribbon is some Jen gave me :) I used the scraps of paper to decorate inside the card too :)


Hope this has inspired you! :)
Lizy x

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Less Is More - Colour

Good morning LIMettes!
I hope you are all well and loving this crafting weather?! 
This week at Less Is More, the challenge is colour and Mandi and Chrissie have chosen
So here is my card, before I head of to my market.

Stampin U! Paisley Petals and Happiest Birthday Wishes, Encore gold ink and some gold mirri!

Thanks for looking...see you all soon! :)
Lizy x

My 1st DT week at Sketch Saturday! #215

Good morning!
I am super excited this morning, for a couple of reasons! One, it's my first DT week at Sketch Saturday and also my first Sketch design! And two, we have the most amazing new sponsor too!

Pop on over to Sketch Saturday or Rebecca's page to find out more about her. She is giving away a very generous 5 digis to the winner of our challenge!

So here is my sketch...
And my card...

I have used Follow Your Dreams and coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are First Edition, Animal Antics and the sentiment is computer generated.
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what you do with my sketch! :)


Lizy x

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