My Lovely Friends,

Sunday 28 February 2010


For this weeks challenge we have a sketch for you,

sketch 2

The lovely Karen from Karen’s Doodles, HERE has generously let us have our pick of an image for this challenge too,  so thank you Karen  it’s much appreciated,

P1010764Karen’s beautiful image is called LOVE ME FOREVER! and is just perfect for my sisters wedding Anniversary soon as she adores cutie giraffes and you can’t get more cute than these, I tweaked the sketch a little by using a an A4 piece of card folded in half, A5 I think this makes it, but don’t quote me on that lol, and used hearts instead of circles,


I used, Copics, Chalk~ background, Stickles Glue, X Cut~ Corner Die Cut, Textured Card, Paper Unknown,

Those who have seen last times challenge will have noticed we have changed our logo, there are some new girls joining our lovely group as well, but we are still the same a happy, fun, challenge blog and hope you will come and join us, we were really pleased with the response we got on our first challenge and hope to see you back again and if you haven’t joined us yet, pop on over Here and join the fun,

Hope to se you soon, thanks for looking, hugs Liz xx

Saturday 27 February 2010

A Birthday Card,

It’s my bosses Birthday next week and so I thought I’d better get on and do her a card lol, she’s not really into fussy so I’ve made it fairly plain to suite her, I’m entering this into the following challenges,

The Pixie Cottage~ sketch…Copic Colour… Raise the Bar~3 of anything…Inky Impressions~ Think Spring,

P1010777The image is Lili of the Valley and I’ve coloured her with Copics using YG03, Y17,C7, and a few others that blended with these colours,I’ve loosely followed the sketch for the Pixie Cottage, and used three flowers of the same type for their challenge, and the colours and image certainly feel like spring which covers Inky Impressions hopefully lol,

The only other items I’ve used is textured card, stickles, MS butterfly punch,and a piece of ribbon from stash, oh and a clear stamps mixed sentiment stamp, phew say that in a rush lol,P1010779Hope your all having a good weekend, got to go out now so will do the challenges later, thanks for looking , hugs Liz xx 

Friday 26 February 2010

Birthday Card

The weather has been awful all day today constant rain and cold too, so I’ve kept myself busy crafting and having fun, hubby was off as well but he kindly took himself off to the shed and tinkered about in there, and my son has a cold but he staid in bed so it was bliss, lol, I’ ve made my card using my favourite Magnolia image, I think she’s called sweet Tilda and I love her,P1010775For my card I’ve coloured Tilda in with Distress Inks, and have used the same inks to stamp the greenery !! and flowers at the front of the fence, the large roses I have decoupaged from the Blueberry Hill paper stack, which I have then added stickles and glamour dust to, Tilda’s dress is highlighted with stickles as well, pearls are  crystal stickers,

I have layered the fence back to back with the front and back of core’denations whitewash effect card slightly off set to   add some depth, well that was my idea, don’t know if it looks that way or just out of line he he,

P1010776Finally I cut her out and layered her on foam pads for extra depth, hope you’ve enjoyed your visit, thanks for looking, hugs Liz xx

Sunday 21 February 2010

At Last A Card

It’s been one of those weekends where I seem to have taken forever to do nothing and get nowhere, lol, any way not to give up I made a card for my mum’s birthday later this year, she’ll be eighty and though it may not be your conventional card for some one that age, it’s what I’ve decided to do for her and I think she’ll like it, very easy going my mum is bless her he he,


I’m entering this card into the following challenges, Just Magnolia~ A sketch,  Magnolia Down Under~ Easel Card, 

Quixotic Challenge~ Something for mum,  Creative Belli~ Butterflies to celebrate spring, (mums birthday’s in April),

Stamp Something~ A touch of spring, flowers/ Butterflies,  Crafty Angels~ Fantastic Flowers,  Simon says stamp~ 3 types of embellishments, 2 patterned papers,1 Image,

Now just in case your thinking this isn’t an easel card, ta da!!P1010770

The image, papers and embellies have been coloured with distress inks,the flowers are Magnolia which I’ve highlighted some colour on a few petals, butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, again I’ve used distress inks, L-EM Leaf punch,  pearl strands~ Hobby Craft, Papers Magnolia and core’dinations card, stickles glitter glue,  Fiskers border Punch,

I will add a sentiment later, something special I think, which I will put on Letraset,

Not bad with the type of day I’ve had lol, thanks for looking, hugs Liz xx

Friday 19 February 2010

Kay’s Birthday Card

Hi Peep’s, It’s my daughters birthday soon and I thought I’d do her card now so if I’m busy later on it’s done, and I’ve used the Lili of the valley image again, I love this image it’s so adaptable for different ages and occasions,

Needless to say I’m entering this into the  Lili of the Valley challenge, using the great sketch they have provided us with,P1010752

For this card I’ve used, Copics, glamour dust,Ribbon, buttons, Text stamp, and flowers from stash,Bp unknown pad of papers in a sale, and I love it, Sm Daisy punch,Lge scalloped Nestie,

I punched out the daisies,added text from a text stamp, coloured with copics and added buttons and glamour dust, to highlight the sparkle on the edge of the oval and in the flower on the image,

All for now, hopefully this will load up right unlike my gobbledegook trial last night he he,thanks for looking, have a nice weekend hugs Liz xx

Thursday 18 February 2010


Sunday 14 February 2010

First One Stitch At A Time DT Card

HI peeps, we over on OSAAT are so excited as it’s our first challenge starting today, the theme of this challenge is stitching, I sure had fun doing this card and we hope you’ll join our fun and upload your creations to us,

I’m entering this card into the following challenges,

Crafty cardmakers~ Digital Delights,  Double Dutch Challenge~Be my Valentine,  My time to craft~ Hearts and Kisses,  Creative Card Crew~ Valentines,  Simon Says~ Love,  Crafty Creations~ Friends,  Pixie Cottage~ Love,  Cute card Thursday~ In the name of love,  Crazy 4 challenges~ Be my Valentine,main colour red, Corrosive Challenge~ Sew it up,




Items Used,

Stitchy’s  Digi~ Raindrops,


Heart Stamp,~ freebie,

Sm Nestie~ Heart,

Sewing Machine, computer generated sentiment,

I’ve coloured the main image in copics, then added red  stamped hearts on the brolly to match the background paper I made with the same stamp, I used a zigzag stitch on my card then I stuck them to some card for contrast and to keep the colours flowing, I gave this card to my hubby for Valentines and he loved it, so thank you Stitchy for the adorable image,

I hope to see you there very soon and wish you all good luck,

All for now, see you soon, hugs Liz xx

Thursday 11 February 2010

A Birthday card

This card is for a friend who is turning Sixty this year, and I didn’t want to do the usual plastering her age on it as I thought she may get quite a few of those, the image is another Lili of the valley that I managed to get at the craft show show the other weekend, believe me they were selling out like hot cakes,

I’m entering this for the following challenges,

LaLaLandscrafts~ no DP, Paperplay~ Birthday for someone special, Dutch Dare~ Summer in Winter,P1010749

Items Used;

Distress inks,

Lili of the valley stamp,

Stickles~ crystal,Star dust,

Flowers~Papermania, ribbon ~ stash,

MS~ Butterfly punch,


I’ve edged the Nestie oval with the stickles as I didn’t want to back it with anything, and highlighted the butterfly antenna and flower centre,

I’ve also changed my blog background, let me know what you think,

Not long to the new challenge OSAAT, starts on Sunday in case you missed it, hope to see you there,

Have a good day, hugs Liz xx

Monday 8 February 2010

Just for fun and a reminder

Just a quick reminder that it’s the start of the new one stitch at a time challenge going live on Sunday, Valentines day, there are some lovely candy and digi images to be had so make sure you pop over to the blog  here and check out the details, also you can check out Stitchy’s lovely digi images here 

It’s my next door neighbours birthday this week and he loves light colours, he’s in his seventies but thought this cute image would be ideal for him,P1010744

Items Used,

Lilli of the valley stamp,

Fiskars border punch,


Distress inks,


The image is coloured in Copics, and I sponged the background with Antique linen for the sky, and Shabby Shutters for the ground, the edge of the card is an old fiskars punch I’ve had for years,but seems to go really well on men's cards, I didn’t want to make it to dark so I’ve kept it simple with just the addition of a few buttons to keep the colours flowing and added interest, hope your all having fun,hope to see you at OSAAT, thanks for looking Hugs Liz xx

Friday 5 February 2010

Anniversary Card

Hi peeps, I have been asked for to make a 10th Wedding Anniversary card, so I’m entering it into the following challenges,

One stop challenge~Make it personal

Papertake weekly~ Love Actually

Paperplay~ Love notes( love themed challenge)

Charisma cards~ Love

Crafty calendar challenge~ Love or friendship


I’ve cut out a large scalloped nestability heart from the centre of a piece of pearlised card, cut out the decopage from the sheet, layered op the images with foam pads, added crystal stones for the champagne bubbles and also some stickles,

I’ve written a computer sentiment and added pink pearlised hearts and the love stickers were a freebie I’ve had forever and never used,P1010740The couple this is for love cute things and I think this will be right up there street, well I hope so any way lol,

Hope you all have a good weekend, thanks for looking hugs Liz xx

Monday 1 February 2010

Just for Fun

Hi, I’ve been a bit busy this last few day’s as I went to a craft show in Manchester, it’s my birthday tomorrow so hubby said I could have some craft stuff, it was good but heaving with folk, good job we got there early lol, anyway Lili of the Valley were there and I just had to buy some stamps, they are so cute, so expect some cards to be coming along  soon,

I made this card with one of the stamps I got as someone asked me for a baby card and I just couldn’t resist him lol,P1010732

I’ve coloured him in with Copics and the papers were free downloads from Here, the buttons are brads, and I’ve added a computer sentiment,

For my second card I’ve been asked for a Diamond Anniversary card,so I’ve done Iris folding Champagne glasses and added glittery hearts that shine and sparkle when the light catches them,P1010730 

The colours look a bit darker on here than in reality,  I used Pearlized card for the main front, and added crystal dots and crystal hearts for the Fizz,

Hope your all having a good day, thanks for looking,

                         Hugs Liz xx