Thursday, 29 November 2012

My exciting news!!

Hello to all you wonderful followers!
Well...I said I would have some exciting news for you didn't I? Well here it is!

As you will have noticed, my blog has changed rather dramatically, thanks to Jen's fab creativity! It is to go with my news....

I am now proud to announce that I have become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

I am opening up my first Stamper's 6 club as of January, so if you would like to join, please contact me at
You can find more details of how the Stamper's 6 works here.
Also, if you would just like to make a one-off purchase please feel free to contact me.

I am very excited and really hope that this is the beginning of something very special for me!

So with that in mind, here is my first project that I have made using the fabulous new Ornament Keepsakes Bundle from the Christmas catalogue. 

Now some of you may have seen this on the cover of the Christmas Catalogue. I decided to have a go in colours more suited to my current Christmas decorations so I used Rich Razzelberry and Silver inks instead. The ribbon, organza, silver thread and pearl centre are all from my stash. I really enjoyed making this and the instructions were really easy to follow! I found the best video on YouTube here.

I have also created a few other decorations...

All of these decorations are created using the same set of stamps and dies. The hanging trio are simply 3 of each bauble, stamped, die cut, folded in half and stuck together! How easy is that?


So I hope to see/hear from you and I would love to be the sender of wonderful crafting goodies to your home....early Christmas pressie maybe? 

Blog maintainance

I am performing some updates to my blog, so it will be offline for about an hour or so...
See you soon!
Lizy x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Saturday! 
I was so excited this morning to see the challenge over at Less Is More this week....

Two of my favourite things!
So here is my card

So I used one of my Delicate Designs embossing borders from Stampin' Up!, and glittered it with some really pale blue glitter. The snowflake is made from a combination of punches, and the ribbon is from my stash, but I think it too is Stampin' Up! The sentiment is Pink Petticoat.
I am also entering this into the Fab Friday challenge this week, which is a this fab sketch

Time for work....see you soon!
Oh and keep an eye on my blog...I'm going to have some exciting news soon! 
Lizy x

Traditional Touches

Good morning!
Yes, it's been a while...over a week actually! Now it's not that I haven't been crafting...I've just been making some projects for myself, but they are quite time consuming ones so I haven't had chance to make any cards.

But it's time for our new sketch at Sketch Saturday! And this week we are sponsored by

I have used Stampin' Up! Traditional Touches stamp in silver ink, Pink Petticoat sentiment and Scandi Chic Winter Blooms paper in Pebble Lagoon, and some ribbon and gems from my stash. 

I hope you can join us for our challenge this week! 
h and keep your eyes on my blog...I'm going to have some exciting news very soon!! 
Lizy x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bad Golfer #1

I have a golfing card here that I made for a commission last week...

The fab decoupage is from Craft Creations and the paper was a freebie from my stash. I love the humour of this image! :)


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My 1st Christmas Candle!

Good afternoon all :)
I have an exciting project to share today! Well it is to me! I got an idea to decorate pillar candles...just something I wanted to try, so I found some cheap in Asda and gave it a go! Here is my first Christmas one...

I used an Indigo Blue stamp set of Jen's, stamped in Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler. I don't know if you've ever seen this technique before but it's very simple stamp your image onto tissue paper, then wrap it round the candle. Then wrap greaseproof paper round and hold tight. Finally, heat the image gently with a heat gun and watch as the edges of your tissue disappear into the candle, leaving your image looking stunning! I finished mine with a Club Green image and some red gems.

I'm really loving this new crafty venture, and I have already made 6 different candles! I'm sure you will get to see them over the next few days! :)


I have feeling I shall be making lots of these! :)
Bye for now :)
Lizy x

Monday, 12 November 2012

7th Birthday Wish

Hello :)
Here is the other card I made last night... 

Lili of the Valley stamp, Promarkers, Back To Basics paper, Prima flower and ribbon from my stash :)

Flutterby Wednesday - Open (anything with a butterfly or fairy)
I love Promarkers - Pretty In Pink

Thanks for popping by :)
Lizy x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A Pink Baby!

How are you? I hope you've had a wonderful weekend? I've been working, but I find time to make a couple of cards tonight.

Here is the first one...

This is Special Delivery from Lili of The Valley, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Pink Petticoat and the buttons are from my stash. I plan to personalise it with date of birth, name and weight of the baby :)


Well goodnight for now...I'll post another tomorrow :)
Lizy x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Less Is More - One Layer - Houses

Good morning LIMettes!
How is everyone? I have a chocolate hangover today! I got a craving last night that wouldn't go away so I ate a whole box of Thornton's Choccies! Ooops! It wasn't a huge box, thankfully! So I shall have to work super hard at the gym today!

Anyway, today at Less Is More, I'm thrilled that my best buddy Jen has been chosen to help Chrissie out while Mandi is getting her wedding business up and running...congrats hun! 

There is a one layer challenge this week, with an unusual theme...


Now, as it happens, I have just the card as I made it for my friend's brother and sis-in-law for their new house, and couldn't figure out where to blog it! 
The stamp is one of Jen's which I stamped twice. The castle was hand drawn by me! I didn't want it to look perfect as the other houses weren't. I only coloured the castle and not the houses as I wanted it to have the stand out effect. I chalked the background as it looked too 'white' I'm not sure if there is enough 'white'...
The sentiment inside says 'An Englishman's home is his castle...welcome home'

Time for work now...then the gym...then a bit of crafting with Jen! 
Lizy x

Sketch Saturday #233 With Simon Says Stamp

it's time for our new sketch at Sketch Saturday, and we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

I used a Lili of The Valley image and coloured it with Promarkers. The music background is from Google Images, and I finished with baker's twine fromthe Ribbon Girl.


Bye for now :)
Lizy x

Friday, 9 November 2012


I'm here with a quickie tonight...I made it a couple of days ago for a commission for a lady to give to her boyfriend after 6 months together...she specifically wanted sunflowers!

I used a Sizzix die for the sunflowers, cut the stems and leaves out freehand, and added the computer generated sentiment. I gave some added colour depth to the petals using Promarkers and my blender pen...I like the effect! :)


Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - In The Garden
Cards For Men - Anything Goes

Ok, sleepy now...I spent most of this evening wrapping Christmas pressies!
Lizy x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

It's Only A Game!

Hello my crafty friends!
Well I'm pleased to report that the charity event I had a table at today was a wonderful success, both for me and my cards, and for the charity. Which, by the way, is Children Today, who provide much needed equipment to disabled children for them to use at home...a very worthwhile cause and in need of much help!

Anyway, here is a card I made as a commission for an 80 year old Dad!

The image is a 'It's Only A Game' by Stamps Happen and is coloured with Promarkers and the paper is a freebie from my stash.


The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sentiments
Creative Stamp Friends - Clean & Simple
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Ok...I think I'm now going to have a nice chill out on the sofa and get my car insurance sorted! :)
By for now...
Lizy x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A Crossword Birthday

Good evening all!
I hope you're well? I have had a very busy couple of days making some commission cards for tomorrow, and getting ready for a special charity lunch where I will have my cards on sale...I'm hoping for a good day! :)
So here is one of my cards for now...

The requirements were newspapers and crosswords...ard to make into a female card! Hope the flowers do the trick. The images are from Google and the flowers are from Wild Orchid. I distressed the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The background paper was some freebie from my stash, as is the lace.

I Spy Sketches - #40
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sentiments
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Distress Your Cards to pack the car ready for tomorrow! :)
Lizy x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Christening Boy

Ooooh what a gorgeous Sunday! Cold, but so lovely and sunny!
I have a card here that I made last night...yup, another commission!

The image is from Lili Of The Valley and I subtly coloured it with Promarkers. The corner flourish is from Memory Box, the star pearls and lace are from my stash.


Ok...back to the housework! :)
Lizy x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Sketch Saturday #232 with Saturated Canary!

How was your Halloween? Spooktacular I hope? We had a few trick or treaters, and Keiran enjoyed going out himself too, but I think the highlight was going to the Halloween Disco last night! So funny watching 8-11 year old lads dancing! Keiran had a fab time too!

Anyway, it's my turn to host over at Sketch Saturday and this week I'm thrilled to have Saturated Canary as our sponsor!

Krista is offering 2 images to the lucky winner! Krista has also agreed to be my guest designer for November so do pop over to Sketch Saturday and take a look at what she has created, and the rest of our fab DT, and maybe get inspired to enter yourself!

my sketch
my card

I used Party Hardy and coloured her with Promarkers. The paper is some of Jen's and the ribbon is from my stash. Oh and I added a bit of liquid pearls to her dress.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Chess Birthday

Good evening to you!
I am a bit annoyed with myself...I made loads of cards at Jen's last Saturday, but I have hardly blogged any of them due to having been so busy this week! Ah well...maybe later!

For now, I'm going to show you a commission card I've just made

I was asked to make a chess themed card, as you can probably guess! The chess pieces are from Just Inklined, the backing paper is from good old Google Images and I finished it with some baker's twine.


Ok that's it...time for bed!
Lizy x

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