Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Have been trying to keep away from square or rectangle cards and have been playing around with different die shapes to make a more interesting shaped cards.The image is one of my favorite stamps from Lilly of the Valley.

The papers are from Papermania "Portobello Road" collection and the sentiment is stamped using JustRite Cling "Forever Friends" in Color Box "Cerulean". 

The die used for the flowers were Crealies Die "Creative Flowers" and the card was Spellbinders "Grand Labels  Four" and for the sentiment Ribbon Tags Trio Three.

To finish off the centre of the flowers I used Beadazzles "Jazz", ribbon and flat backed beads.
Hope you can join me again soon so take care till then.

I have entered this card into the following challenges

73 - Anything but Square

May - Anything Goes

Monday, 28 May 2012


Today a card for the challenge over at Waltzigmouse.

The colours were came about from an Archival Brilliance ink pads in Peacock, Lavender and Sky Blue which are brighter than I would normally used but I had bought these little blue metallic flower embellishments which I wanted to use for this card so I think the colours all comes together quite well.

The background was stamped using Waltzingmouse stamps as well as the tag and Spellbinders Edgebilities, Rectangles and Eyelet Circles.
Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weather and fingers crossed it stays fine for this Bank Holiday weekend.
Take Care

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather we are having at the moment hence why I have not posted for a couple of days as I have been out in the garden painting my hut which was well overdue.Today's care is inspired by the challengge over at waltzingmouse sketch challenge.

Using my favorite colour pink along with some blue thepapers are from Papermania Capsule Collection "Parkstone Pink" and the stamps are Waltzing Mouse in Color Box  "Cranberry" and "Cerulean".

The flowers are pink felt using Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms"and the other dies used "Eyelet Squares" and "Tags Five".

Off to the garden now so take care and fingers crossed this weather lasts


Monday, 21 May 2012


A bit later than promised but I thought I would share a few of my pics from my holiday in Florida a few weeks ago and these are from Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

Take Care
Liz x

Saturday, 19 May 2012


For this card I was trying some different shapes to make the basic card and did this by taking one shape but layig it two different ways and came up with this.

Items used for this card:

Spellbinders Labels four

Tiddly Inks digi stamp Wryn Blooms

Promarker Pens

Paper Artsy stamps

Sakura Glaze Pen 805

Card and embellishments

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 17 May 2012


A card inspired by this weeks challenge over at waltzingmouse sketchchallenge 97 using 2 soft shades with mint and pink.Patterned paper is from Papermania Capsule Collection "Parkstone Pink" which is some of my favorite papers around at the moment. Spellbinders Banner Basics Three, Waltzingmouse Stamp Hobbycraft Inks in Turquoise and Fuchsia, bakers twine, ribbon, lace and candi.

Off now to do some gardening before it starts to rain AGAIN !



Hi everybody in blog land and would like to share with you the first card I have ever had published in a magazine and I was so excited to see my card and name in print so lets hope that this is a sign of things to come.The magazine is "PAPERCRAFT ESSENTIALS issue 81" and my card is on page 9 and was created using the free Polka Doodles papers and die-cuts from a previous issue.

Will be back later today with another card design so see you all later


Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Hello everyone and have a card inspired by a challenge over at simply less is more - week 67 one layer - using three stamps and keeping it clean and simple. This is my first one layer card to be shown on my blog and I enjoyed doing this as sometimes I think we get carried away with lots of layers and embellishments so it is nice to go back to basics.The stamps I used were Hero Arts and two block stamps which I have from a collection of these stamps that I picked up in a sale but do not know where they are from. I have a collection of different solid shapes and are ideal for this type of project.

The other three items I used were Archival Ink "Jet Black, Versafine Ink "Toffee" and a Sakura Glaze Pen 819.

Take Care and enjoy the rest of your day


Monday, 14 May 2012


Today my card's was stamped using Joanna Sheen Flower Bouquet stamp "In a Box" and coloured with Promarkers.The frame is Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles but I managed to create a square using this die and I think there is a video of this method on utube.The background paper is Papermania Capsule Collection "Parkstone Pink" along with Craftwork Candi and ribbon.

I have entered this in the following challenges:

Take care  and see you soon
Liz x

Saturday, 12 May 2012


Today the sun was shining so hope that is  a sign of days to come fingers crossed.My card for today has a vintage theme and using just shades of one colour which was not to hard with vintage.

Items used were Indigoblu stamp, Spellbinders M-bossabilities and Grand Deckled Ovals, Marianne Design Dies, Versafine ink "Vintage Sepia", clear embossing powder, lace and gems and basic card stock.
This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Take Care Liz

Friday, 11 May 2012


Hope everyone is ready to ejoy their weekend even though it looks like it will be another wet one and to think this time  last week I was sunning it in Florida.
Today's card has a bit of  a  distressed look for the polkadoodle challenge week 18 and using Marianne Design dies and
 Stamp Doodles.My daughter has been 1 year in her apartment so as there is no such cards for such an occasion I thought this would suit the marking of the 1 year anniversary.
Have a good weekend and take care
Liz x

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Sorry it's been a couple of weeks since my last post but was on a long awaited holiday in Florida and now ready to do some blogging which I have missed.Over the next week I will share some of my holiday photos with you.
Today's thank you card for the waltzingmouse sketch challenge has been made using cream card with their stamps, Spellbiners Labels Eighteen and some gems, glitter and flowers for embellishments.

Take care