Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

Good morning and happy Easter! 
I haven't made any Easter projects this year as it falls so early that I don't have a stall to sell them should be next week lol! So here is just a lush coloured card instead!

I have used paper from Print Poetry from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and a stamp from the Vintage Verses set from Sale-A-Bration. 

I finished with a strip embossed with Needlepoint EF, a scalloped edge using Adorning Accents and some faux stitching.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Chocolate Chip
Stamp - Vintage Verses
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Primrose Petals
Paper - Print Poetry
Embossing - Needlepoint
Die - Adorning Accents Edglits

Have you heard the fantastic news too? Stampin' Up! have extended their incredible signing up offer of £162.50 worth of products for just £99 until the end of today!! So this really is your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of this promotion!!
If you would like to sign up yourself, or even on behalf of someone else as a gift, please do contact me!

Fab Friday - #15

Colour Throwdown - #235

Thanks so much for looking...I'm off to church now, then I may indulge in some's been 7 weeks without sugar and I am really looking forward to a bit of choccy! Lindt Lindor no less too! ;)

Have a lovely day, and try not to over indulge!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Less Is More - Guest Designer!

Good morning LIMettes!
I am super excited this morning because I have been asked to be a guest designer this week at Less Is More for this week's challenge! Now, as much as I will miss getting up at 8am and quickly creating a card in 15 minutes, I have to say that I am sure I am enjoying a lie-in as this post publishes itself!

So this week the challenge is 


I have lots of things with scallops on, so I am going to show you a few cards this morning.

Here is the first...

For this one, I have used Delicate Designs embossing folder which I think gives a lovely lacy effect. The sentiment is from Vintage Verses and I the ribbon is Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Edge. The clever thing here is the scalloped circle. It is made by using the Small Heart punch. Clever eh? 

So onto the next card, which is for a commission...

For the background on this one I heat embossed the flourish from the Flowering Flourishes set. The sentiment is computer generated and foiled with Jen's Foil It machine, then cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits. The scalloped border was again created using the Small Heart Punch.

The final card is also for a commission and is similar to the previous card...

I made the scallops on this card using the Adorning Accents Edglits and the embossed strip is from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Stamps - Vintage Verses (SAB)
Inks - Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Embossing - Delicate Designs, Adorning Accents
Dies - Adorning Accents Edglits, Labels Collection Framelits
Punch - Small Heart
Ribbon - Ruffled Edge

Have you heard the fantastic news too? Stampin' Up! have extended their incredible signing up offer of £162.50 worth of products for just £99 until the end of March!! So this really is your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of this promotion!!
If you would like to sign up yourself, or even on behalf of someone else as a gift, please do contact me!

I am entering the last card into the challenge at Sketch 'n Stash this week....

Right ho, have a lovely Easter and don't eat too much chocolate!

Sketch Saturday #252 with Milk Coffee

Good morning!
It's time for another sketch at Sketch Saturday, so without any fuss, here is my card...

I have used Charlotte With Butterfly image from our sponsor and coloured her with Promarkers. The paper is some that Jen gave me this idea what it is though!

I finished with Martha Stewart butterflies, embossed after punching, and a computer generated sentiment, punched out using Elegant Label punch from Stampin' Up.

So below is this week's sketch...

And our fab sponsor is...

Do come along and join us...we can't wait to see your creations!

Thursday, 28 March 2013


Good afternoon!
I have a super quick card to show you before I head off to visit my parents in Huddersfield...

I haven't made many Christmas cards yet this year, and with it still feeling wintery with the weather, I think I got inspired lol!

Quite simply, this is made using the Make a Mitten stamp set, and the Nicely Knit Stampin' Around Wheel...first time I used it! The sentiment is.....yup! Teeny Tiny Sentiments! All the stamping is done with Riding Hood Red to give a Nordic feel.

Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Make a Mitten, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Nicely Knit Stampin' Around Wheel
Ink - Riding Hood Red

If you would like me to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products, please do contact me.

I am entering this into the challenge at Crafting with Connie And Mary this week, which is this fab sketch...
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I'm off now so have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Get Well Wishes

Good morning!
I really wanted to post a card on Tuesday evening, that I made for an order, but the challenge had closed by the time I had, due to having a bit of a horrible afternoon! I went to the doctors as I have been in a lot of pain with my stomach for a few days, got a prescription, put the meds in the boot, then managed to crack Keiran on the head with the corner of the boot :'( So a trip to A&E so they could glue him back together, and by the time we got home, it was too late for anything! I am very pleased to report that Keiran has had no ill effects from his trauma and my stomach is starting to feel much better!

So before I treat him to a day out at Legoland Discovery, I am going to post a different card that I managed to put together last night...

I have used the Secret Garden Bundle here to make my flower, stamping it in Regal Rose onto Pretty In Pink card.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments - I think I surreptitiously made a get well card for the both of us lol! I finished with a few beads for the centre of the flower.

Cardstock - Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Stamps - Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink - Regal Rose
Designer Series Paper - Brights
Embossing - Honeycomb
Dies - Secret Garden & Bitty Banners Framelits

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! items, please do contact me as I would love to make you and your letterbox smile! :)


Ok I'm off to get dressed, then off for a nice day out...enjoy your day, whatever you're doing!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Marry Me

Good morning!
I'm off for a week, but how much crafting I'll get done is debatable  as I have Keiran to entertain too! But he has allowed me half an hour in my craft room while he's playing in his bedroom, so I have made the most of it!

Here is what I have made...

Wedding season is approaching so I need to stock up! I have used Marry Me and stamped it in basic black.

I then used my Simply Scored tool to score around my panel for a little extra interest and finished with a few little gems for obligatory wedding sparkle!

Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamp - Marry Me
Ink - Basic Black
Tools - Simply Scored

If you would like me to order any Stampin' Up! products, please do contact me! I also have just 2 places left on my Stampers 6 club which is starting in April, so please let me know if you would like to join...the spaces fill up very quickly!


I'm now going to attempt a couple of Golden Anniversary cards for  orders, if Keiran will let me!
Bye for now!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

More Beads for Less Is More

Good morning!
I have another card here for the Less Is More Beads challenge. As I have mentioned before, I am using up bits that are on my desk and this is made using a strip of card I had stamped with the Stampin' Around Very Vintage Wheel, but it hadn't quite stamped properly....

So I cut it up and arranged it like this and added beads around it.

The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Stamp - Stampin' Around Very Vintage, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink - Cherry Cobbler

If you would like to order any Stapin' Up! Products, or join my team of Demonstrators, please do contact me!

I'm off to church now, then a busy afternoon of deliveries, visiting and dinner at Jen's! 
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Less Is More - Beads

Good morning LIMettes!
Have you had any snow? It snowed for 20+ hours straight yesterday would you believe?! In fact, it was still snowing when I went to bed ant 11.30! But because it was so windy, it didn't actually start to settle until last night...we still only have a couple of inches! But I received a photo of my Mum and Dad's in Huddersfield, and they've got drifts in their back garden of over 18 inches and it's still snowing!

Anyway, Chrissie and Jen at Less Is More are here, as always on a Saturday morning, to wake us up and get our creative juices going! This morning, the challenge is


Now I had to think for a minute what to do...I have tonnes of seed beads from various pound shops, and often use them in the centre of a flower, but I wanted to try something a bit different. I was looking around when I found a punched piece of card on my desk, left over from some playing with butterflies you probably saw earlier this week.

So here is what I decided to try...

The butterflies were punched using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
I flooded each of the cut outs with Crystal Effects and poured beads into them. A little playing and re-arranging of the beads and it's done! 

The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Sentiments, stamped in Not Quite Navy, and the yellow paper is Designer Series Brights (Daffodil Yellow)

Cardstock - Whisper White
Designer Series Paper - Brights
Punch - Bitty Butterfly
Stamp - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink - Not Quite Navy
Other - Crystal Effects, Seed beads from stash

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! items, please do contact me as I love to make crafters happy, and a delivery from Stampin' Up! will definitely do that! :)

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I'm off to take Keiran skating now...roller skating, not ice skating, though we could probably even get away with skiing!
Have a great Saturday!

Gerry's Birthday!

Good morning Sketchers!
We have a fab new challenge this morning, and a fab sponsor too! But first, here is my card for today...

I have used Gerry's Birthday from our generous sponsor, and coloured him with Promarkers. The papers are First Edition Animal Antics.

The sentiment is Stampin' Up! and I finished with a little Card Candi.

So here is another one of Jen's lovely sketches...

And our wonderful sponsor is...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :)
Bye for now!
Lizy xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

It's your Birthday!

Ok this is the last post from me tonight, I promise!!
Again, I want to enter this into a challenge that ends at 5am, and I'm sorry but I am not getting up to link it then lol!

I have used Brights & Subtles DSP, Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon and an Old Olive Button.

I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up my stamp before stamping.

Cardstock - Whisper White
Designer Series Paper - Brights, Subtles
Stamp - Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess)
Edgelits - Adorning Accents
Other - Rich Razzleberry Stitch Grossgrain, Designer Buttons Brights

If you would like to order any of the items I have used today, please do contact me...I would be delighted to order them for you! 

Still addINKtive - #7 (sketch/colour/both)

I'm off for a cheeky glass of Rose! Goodnight!

Happiest Wishes

Good evening!
Wow 3 post in a day lol! I'm posting this one because I've just realised that one of the challenges I'm entering into is about to run out!

I have used Happiest Birthday Wishes (a retired hostess set) for this one. I mounted all my panels on Pacific Point cardstock, using the Adorning Accents Edglits on the scalloped panel.

The Designer Paper is Polka Dot Parade and the ribbon is Marina Mist Striped Organdy.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Pacific Point
Designer Paper - Polka Dot Parade
Stamp - Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess)
Ink - Basic Black
Ribbon - Marina Mist Striped Organdy
Edgelits - Adorning Accents

As you probably know by now, it is your last chance to make the most of the Sale-A-Bration promotion, either by getting something free for every £45 you spend, or by choosing £162.50 worth of catalogue items and only paying £99!!! If you want to take advantage of either of these incredible offers, please contact me before 5pm tonight! I really don't want you to miss out!!


As I mentioned earlier, it was Keiran's Easter Parade today at school, and he decorated a 'balloon egg' for it. Here he is with it this morning...

And here he is collecting his runner up prize for it! He got 2nd! (out of 2 lol!)

He was very chuffed bless him!

Anyway, I have some commission orders to get on with so I best get on!
Have a lovely evening :)

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