Sunday, 30 September 2012

A special 95th Birthday

Good evening!
First of all...a warm welcome to my newest follower, Traci...she sure does love her Cricut!

Well, I am hoping this is the first of many cards this week...I need a productive week as I have a lot of markets/stalls coming up!

I have made this one for one of our very dear customers at my bookie shop.

The papers are Soft Nostalgia by Hot Off The Press. The flower was made with the same papers using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, the leaves are Sizzix from Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is from my stash. I used nesties for the computer generated sentiment and the matt, and I used Antique Linen and Barn Door Distress Inks.


Thanks for popping by, goodnight!
Lizy x

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Wedding Rings

Good morning LIMettes!
I know...not been around for a couple of weeks. To be honest, not done much crafting for a couple of weeks to be honest. I was really ill 2 weeks ago and it has taken alot out of me, and now I can feel a sore throat coming on...oh well...I have managed to make a card for the Lucky Dip at Less Is More challenge this week which is


It has taken me almost an hour and a half to design something though...dunno what's wrong with me! :/

Very simply, this is a Stampin' Up! Embossing strip, another EF though don't know what make, possibly Crafts Too, a Nestie heart, a Wild Rose Studio sentiment and wedding rings from Dunelm Mill.

Ok I think I better get ready for work...good job I didn't have an early start today! ;)
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #227 with the Craft Barn

Morning all!
Oh what a hectic life I lead! I thought Keiran going to school was going to ease things and give me more time...oh no! I seem to be busier than ever lol!
Anyway, I'm here with my next DT card for Sketch Saturday, and this week we are sponsored by The Craft Barn.

I've made this card for a commission for my friend's little boy's 2nd birthday.

This is a fab stamp I picked up for £1 a few months ago and it's the first time I've used it! Isn't it fab?? I've coloured it with Promarkers and used First Edition Animal Antics paper on a Kraft card blank. The number 2 is cut out using a Die-Namics die.


Hopefully life is going to calm down a little bit now...I'm not holding my breath lol!
Lizy x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Happy 5th Birthday!

Well hello!
I know I'm super late with this as it should have been this morning, but it's for Sketch Saturday, and it is still Saturday isn't it? Well it is this side of the Atlantic! ;)

Anyway, this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo
And here is our fab sketch for this week

The image is, of course, from Lili Of The Valley, and is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are freebie Nitwit ones from Simply Homemade a few months ago. I finished with a little liquid pearls and glitter.


Ok, time for a glass of wine and a chill out!
Bye for now!
Lizy x

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Things with Wings for CFAS

Hello everyone!
Well....I have been sooooo poorly the last few days :( I have had what can only be described as 'just short of flu'. Aches, shivers, cough, lack of appetite, shortness of breath...not good! I'm not 100% even now and I suspect it will be a while before I am, but I am back at work at least, so hopefully the crafting won't be too far behind! 

Anyway, here is my DT card for our challenge at Crafting For All Seasons this week, which is
and we are sponsored by

Here is my card...

The gorgeous image is Little Dot Birthday Wish by Lili of The Valley and I have coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are Pink Petticoat and the ribbon is Club Green. I finished with a die cut number 2, some glitter and liquid pearls.


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Less is More - use and oval

I had to work this morning, and get Keiran ready to go to his Dad's so I'm a little late with my Less Is More card this least I've done one though, unlike last week!

The challenge this week is to use an oval somewhere on your card. This is made using one of Jen's SU! sets...not sure which...and SU! Markers. I made a frame using an oval nestie and finished with a Wild Rose Studio sentiment and 3 pink gems.

I'm off to Jen's now for a crafting session...better get packing lol!
Bye for now!
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #225

Woohoo...Saturday again! I have to say, I am so happy to be a part of Sketch Saturday...I love our (or should I say Jen's) sketches, and even when I think I don't have time, I somehow always manage to get a DT card made! 

So this week we are sponsored by

I have used a Cute Square from Lili of The Valley, First Edition Love Letters paper, embossing folder and some lace and gems from my stash, and that's it! :)

Thanks for stopping by...look forward to popping by your blog :)
Lizy x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Let it snow!

I think I am well into the Christmas card making now! I have made a total of 18 Christmas cards in the last 3 days! Ok, so that was a pack of 5 and 2 packs of 6, but still...

So here is Christmas card #18

It's a shame it doesn't sparkle much in the pictures, but it is quite sparkly in real life! I have used a Clarity Stamps stamp...sorry but I don't know the name as I got it at a craft fair along with another one, for £1 each, off a lady who was having a clear out...bargain!
I stamped it twice and cut out the tree and the snow and decoupaged them to give depth to the scene. Martha Stewart border punch and snowflake, computer generated sentiment, ribbon from stash and glitter...done!


Hope you feel inspired to get some Christmas crafting done! 
Lizy x

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

More packs of Christmas cards!

Hey there! 
I hope this miserable weather isn't dampening the spirits too much. I don't think it has stopped raining for 2 days here lol! 

On the upside, rainy weather means more crafting time! :) Last night I got to making some more packs of Christmas cards...2 packs the same actually...

I have made these using the fab sketch over at Retro Sketches this week, which I think is a the perfect sketch for batch cards. The stamp was in the 99p bin at Hobbycraft and I have stamped with Emboss ink and embossed with Amber Rose and Seafoam White WOW embossing powders. I mixed a little glitter into the white one before embossing for a little Christmas sparkle. The red ribbon is Club Green and the white is just from my stash. All the card is from Anna Marie Designs.

I've made 12 of these cards, 6 of each so I plan to make 2 mixed packs of 6 to sell at my craft fairs this year.

Other Challenges

Time for lunch, and then lots more crafting! I love Keiran being at school!! LOL!
Lizy x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

First 5 pack Of Christmas Cards for 2012

Good morning!
Well I am back feeling very refreshed and ready to get on with crafting for my market after a fantastic weekend visiting very good friends in Holland! It was such a brilliant weekend, and I finally got chance to go inside a real, old fashioned, working windmill...something I have wanted to do for a long time!

Anyway, after dropping Keiran at school this morning, I came back and got straight into the craft room! Christmas cards were on the agenda this morning, and here is what I have made...
I have used Papermania Joyeux Noel papers, Marianne dies and some scrap ribbon from inside the shoulder of a shirt. 

 I am trying to come up with some designs for packs of cards, and so here is one pack of 5.
I quite like the simplicity of the cards, and they didn't take too long to make, once everything was prepared, so I might make a few packs in different colours and papers. It's a great way to use up some of the tonnes of DP I have lying around too!!


Ok, I think I better get to work!
See you soon!
Lizy x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sketch Saturday #224

Good morning!
It's time for our new weekly sketch at Sketch Saturday, and this week we are sponsored by

So here is the sketch...

...and my card...

I had to go for a CAS style card as I didn't have time to colour an image this week, due to last minute commissions etc. Quite simply, it's a Crafts Too embossing folder, I think, ribbon from Ladybug Crafts Ink, Marianne Butterfly, and Pink Petticoat sentiment. 


Friday, 7 September 2012

Tattered Flowery 70th Birthday

Good Morning!
Here is a card I made yesterday for a last minute commission....

Tattered Florals flower by Tim Holz & Sizzix
Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Papers
Cheery Lynn Elegant Swirl Die
Sizix Embossing Folders
Pearl, pink card and ribbon from my stash.


Ok...time to have some fun! :)
See you soon!
Lizy x

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Up, Up & Away!

Good morning!
Can you believe I am still blogging cards I made on Saturday at Jen's?!  
Here is one I made using the Stampin' Up! 'Up, Up, & Away' stamp set...
I used Lucky Limeade and Poppy Red markers to fit in with the challenge at Dynamic Duos this week.


Right, off to chill out...Then get ready for a little trip... :)
Lizy x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Back 2 Skool!

Good afternoon crafters!
I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons, which for this fortnight is


Our sponsors are


Here's my card, which I made for my little man as he started school yesterday!

This is Deacon Sign It 2 from Bugaboo, and is coloured with Promarkers, to match Keiran's new school uniform of blue and yellow, and attached to the A6 card blank. 


Ok, got to make some commission cards now...have fun with your creating! :)
Lizy x

Monday, 3 September 2012

The world got a present...

...the day you were born
Good evening!
I have actually had a productive evening...not only have I prepared all our meals up til Thursday lunchtime, but I have also made 3 cards! One DT card, one commission card, and one for fun!
Here is the one for fun...

I stamped the Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp with various colours of SU! Markers. The ribbon is from my stash and the embossed panel is the free one that came with my Sizzix Texture Boutique.

Dream Valley - Something Old, Something New (New markers, old embossing folder

Right, time for a cuppa! :)
Lizy x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Less Is More - Colour Challenge

Good afternoon!
Ooooh I'm late with my Less Is More card this week...I made it, along with a few others, at Jen's last night, but forgot to bring them home so Jen has kindly sent me some photos so I can still blog them! Ta hun!
So here is my 
card for this week's challenge :)
The flower is a Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers in pink shimmery card, which I sprayed with water and scrunched to create some texture. I edged the flowers with a pink pen. I finished my flower with a brown glittery brad and mounted it onto an embossed piece of brown shimmery card. 
Ta for popping by....hopefully more next week! :)
Lizy x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sketch Saturday with The Ribbon Girl

Good morning everyone!
I am just getting ready for my card stall....I am always running at the last minute lol!
Anyway, here is our new challenge at Sketch Saturday, and we are sponsored by

Here is Jen's sketch...

...and here is my card...

I have used a gorgeous Pollycraft image for my card, and coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are Back 2 Basics II and the embossing folder is by Crafts Too. I finished with a little glitter on the cloud and stars. Oh and the sentiment is from Lili of The Valley.


Ok...wish me luck for my market... ;)
Lizy x

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