Monday, October 29, 2007

Cute Little Snowmen!

(This card has SO much more depth and glitz to it than this photo shows!)
I have been busy today helping my friend Tricia ('Lizzie' of Lizzie Anne Designs) get ready for CKC Seattle this coming weekend. There is quite a lot that has to be thought about and organized and I am glad I can help out in my little ways :) I honestly don't know how she (and Meridith - 'Anne' of LAD) gets is all done! Especially when Tricia has 2 young children too...she's quite marvelous you know! A true inspiration! Her little boy likes to help and feels quite important when he is telling you all about what needs to be done and where the packages need to go, he's super cute!

Well anyway when I got home I was in the mood to stamp and Oh My! I have to say these Snowmen are CUTE!!! Of course they are Lizzie Anne Design's Simply Singles Snowmen. I used Watercolour pencils to colour them in. You may notice I even gave each snowman his own little shadow! I layered with lightweight Vellum and hand tore them to make it look like snow drifts. I also used Stickles Waterfall for the snow on the ground and Stickles Icicle to highlight the snowmen and then I used White Opal Liquid Pearls for the falling snow. LOVE IT! Oh the white cardstock is Paper Accents White Pearlized Paper.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Peace, Joy, Love

I love using blues for Christmas cards. For this one I used Lizzie Anne Designs Holiday Cheer & Just Words sets. The cardstock is yet again Bazzill Bling :D and the ribbon is American Crafts. I used Brilliance Rocket Red ink and glitzed it all with Icicle Stickles.
I can't believe my sister Lynn will be here a week on Thursday! I am SO excited.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lizzie Anne Challenge Number 1

This is my very first challenge and it was FUN! We were given a template and had to run with it and this is what I came up with. I thought it was a very good idea to give you the template, it takes a LOT of the work out of it hahaha!

Okay so this card photographed at night time with my Ott-Lite. I think it looks washed out the swirls a bit though.

Here's what I used...

Lizzie Anne Fairy Stamp, Fairy Saying Stamp, In the Background and also their Floral Frenzy set too. The cardstock is...drum roll...yes you guessed it, Bazzill Bling! I LOVE THIS CARD STOCK! The best part is it not only has a Bling side but it has a co-ordinating smooth side too! Even better still I now sell it in my eBay store :D
The of course it has been sprinkled with fairy dust of the Stickles kind :)

I think I will definitely do next weeks challenge too! Lizzie Anne Challenge here!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ho Ho Ho!

I absolutely LOVE this card! Bling Bling Bling!!! I can see me getting carried away with Heidi Swapp's Bling!
I am SO pleased with this card!
Here's how I did it...Cardstock is Bazzill Bling Petty Cash, the dark green strip is also Bazzill Bling card stock ( I am pleased to say I will be selling these in my store in the next day or two :D ) The Stripey cardstock is from the DCWV Christmas Glitter stack. I stamped my circle stamp in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and punched it out with the Marvy Giga Scallop Circle punch. I sponged the edges with Brilliance Rocket Red (I love how these don't smudge!). The Santa hat is stamped in Rocket red and then embossed with red flock bought a few years ago from Stampin Up! The hohoho is stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White and embossed with white emboss powder. The Jewels are Heidi Swapp's various circles.
So there you have it...BLING BLING BLING!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Joy to the World

Okay I confess, I also made this card last year! I wanted to show how fabulous this Joy to the World set is though. It is one of the very first sets that Lizzie Anne Designs came out with and one of the first 2 sets I owned (the other one was Merry and Bright).

I also want to mention that I took the photo of this card outside and it looks so bright! I have been having a hard time with the way my photos have been coming out...not giving the card I made full justice for it's beauty :) but this one turned out quite nice. I'm pleased with the difference, my Ott-lite has just been retired!

The yellow card is from an old card and envelope set I had and the red is Bazzill, the Christmas tree paper is from a DCWV stack, the gold vellum was from Paper Zone! I did add Stampendous red Geo Dots, looks like I came across those last year ;) I embossed the reindeer with gold glitter and the baubles are stamped in SU Real Red and Encore Ultimate metallic gold.

It's fun to look back and see what you used to work with. I used to really try and use up all of my's quite challenging, really gets your mind working :D

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Chalky High Hellos

This was a fun card to make, I haven't used this technique in AGES! I stamped my daisy from LAD High Hellos set in VersaMark and then embossed it with white emboss powder. I then rubbed chalk over the image and voila! I would like to try this again with a more solid image too.
The cardstock is Bazzill Bling Emerald City but I used the non-shiny side, what a sumptuous colour! The Large tag (Marvy Giga punch) is the old Eggplant Envy (yes I still have some, it used to be my MOST favourite colour!) and the white is SU ultrasmooth. The chalks I used are the SU ones and the ribbon is May Arts - I only bought this ribbon yesterday and I love it! I then added some Sparkly dots by Stampendous for the tag holes. The sentiment is from LAD Sketched Sentiments set. I was tempted to add more sparkles but fought the urge :D

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Paula's Wedding Day

Okay so this page took WAY longer than I thought it would! I love how it turned out though :)
This is my sister Paula on her Wedding Day only weeks ago. Unfortunately I couldn't be there so my sister Lynn sent some fabulous photos to me.
The little boy on the top left is their son Taylor...he is SO cute! You just want to pinch his little cheeks!
Here's what I used and how I did it. The pink 12x12 is from the Bazzill Bubblegum Trio pack, the gorgeous brown is from the Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy pack (YUM!). The brown squares are slightly larger than the photo squares. they are 3.75" and the photos are 3.5". I stamped Lizzie Anne Design's So Swirly set onto the brown using Brilliance Moonlight White. I stamped the Wedding Cake from LAD's Gettin' Hitched set using basic black ink from Stampin Up and coloured it in with Pixie Pink and Real Red Stampin Write markers. The top of the cake stand is coloured in with the Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen and the flowers on the cake are highlighted with it also. I punched the cake out using the Marvy Mega Scallop Oval. The ribbon is May arts and the photo corners are Making Memories leather. The Vellum title is a Quick Quote from the Itty Bitty Box and I lined it with stickles diamonds - I love Diamonds :D
Lastly the flowers are Bazzill Bling String of Pearls and the centers are Bazzill Bling Brads. I think that's everything, WOW no wonder it took me so long to put together!!! Hahaha!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


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Designed By Miss Chloe 6 years Old!

So Chloe Saw Lynzee's card on my Blog and immediately wanted on of her own to show the world :) Didn't she do a good job :D It would mean a lot to both of my girls if you left comments on their cards, they check VERY often! Hahaha!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lynn's Birthday Card

I think it's safe to post this card onto my Blog now :) I know the UK has been having a few postal strikes but I am almost positive Lynn has received my card.

My sister Lynn (as I may have mentioned before) lives in a BEAUTIFUL cottage and so I wanted to make her a card that suited her home.
The butterfly is from Lizzie Anne Designs Au Naturale set - isn't it beautiful! I coloured it in with watercolour pencils. I then punched it out with the Marvy Giga Scallop Oval punch and threaded some May Arts ribbon through. The 'hugs' stamp is from L.A.D's beautiful L'Amour set. Of course I then added a touch of glitter on the wings of the butterfly with Ranger Diamond Stickles I absolutely LOVE these Marvy punches and so many of them fit so nicely around L.A.D. Stamps :D

Monday, October 15, 2007

I Love Fairies

As you may have noticed from my Blog Header I absolutely LOVE fairies :). This fairy is so beautiful she just HAD to be surrounded by pinks and reds!
The Fairy and the Fairy Saying are by Lizzie Anne Designs. The cardstock is Bazzill Bling, the flower behind the fairy is Bazzill Bling Blossoms which are ADORABLE! They are matt on one side and shiny on the other! The little hearts on the corner are the versatile Stampendous Class a Peel Hearts in red. All these pinks and reds are so sumptuous together!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lynzee's Card

I am SO proud of my daughter Lynzee (8 years old), she saw me making cards and had the urge to make one herself and this is what she made :) She made this all by herself, I think she may follow in my footsteps ;)
She used Lizzie Anne Designs Au Naturale set and Happy Birthday set. She punched the circles out with Marvy punches and the glitter was stuck on with a glue pen. She added green glitter as she is green mad! If you like it PLEASE leave comments for her she would love to hear from you :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

For my friend Bridget

I made this card for my good friend Bridget, she has just moved into her new home. Bridget is a scrapbooking buddy and our group got together last night at her new place. Congratulations on your new home Bridget!
The stamp sets are Lizzie Anne designs Funky Floral, Simply Sentiments & Pupcat. The glitter cardstock is from the DCWV Glitter stack, the flower ribbon is Doodlebug and I crimped the background paper with my crimper :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Holiday Cheer!

This set is so versatile and FUN!!
I used Lizzie Anne Designs Holiday Cheer set and Sketched Sentiments. I stamped the trees in SU Real Red and embossed red tinsel glitter onto them. The star and 'make a wish' are stamped with Brilliance Starlight silver and the star is embossed with SU sterling silver emboss powder. Ribbon is May arts, snowflake is SU punch and doodlebugs flower sequin with a Making memories silver shimmer brad in the center. YUM!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Me and My Big Sis

I love my sister Lynn very much but I hate the fact we are so far apart :( this photo reminds me of the good times we had at her beautiful 17th century cottage in England this summer. Her cottage is called Wisteria Cottage and it is so homely and gorgeous. This is my first layout of my trip to England, I feel like framing it so I can look at it every day. She's in Prague at the minute enjoying a birthday holiday with her husband Dan...a 6'8" British Bobby (Police man).

As you may be able to tell I LOVE marvy punches, I used 4 on this page :) I also used Lizzie Anne Designs Jolies Fleurs stamp set and some crystal effects sprinkled with...yes...glitter! Lynn is coming to see me in November and I can't wait!!! I'm practically bursting thinking about it :D

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Just over 11 weeks 'til Christmas :)

And so the card making begins ;) I love making Christmas cards. This card was made using Lizzie Anne Designs Merry and Bright set. I just know I am going to have a LOT of fun with this set! I lined the layered cardstock with a glue pen and then stuck on some green tinsel glitter.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


I am so excited!!! I have set up my own eBay store :) (link on the left) Of course I am SUCH a fan of Lizzie Anne Designs stamps their stamps are the very first thing that I have listed. I have almost ALL of her sets on there!! I will be adding more things very soon. I plan on adding a lot of sparkly items so add my store to your favourites and check it often ;) alternatively you can subscribe to my site and receive emails of special offers and new arrivals.
Right now I have a special, with every $50+ order you receive a free Dew Drop Brilliance ink pad, how fabulous it that!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Here's one I made earlier ;)

I was actually having fun with Lizzie Anne Designs stamps this time last year. Making lots and lots of cards for Christmas. This card was one of my favourites, so simple and elegant. I can't wait to get started with their new Christmas sets!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Card Making Contest - Think Pink.

Lizzie Anne Designs has sent out a snazzy newsletter with all their information on what's happening in the month of October. Here's a snippit of what it was all about... In honor of World Card Making Day (WCMD) on October 6th- Lizzie Anne Designs are releasing a BRAND NEW set (gosh those girls are busy!) that co-ordinates with 3 of their existing fabulous sets! All 4 will be on sale that day only!! ONLY $12.99!! BUT WAIT! could win this set by entering their contest. By making a card using only Lizzie Anne Designs stamps (but anything else). You could win the brand new secret set PLUS a $50 gift card for Lizzie Anne Designs, and have the winning card featured in the next monthly newsletter. BUT WAIT! -All cards made for the contest will be donated to Cards For Cancer! So everybody is a winner :) For more information go to their site, you can even upload your entry there too for the world to see. Cards must be mailed/received by Oct 28th. For details on where to post your entries click here Card Contest .

Busy Busy!

What a busy week I have had. I have been organizing my workspace which is why I haven't added anything to my blog for a few days! I moved everything out of my office, went to Ikea and bought some storage furniture and then have been in the process (for quite a while) of moving it all back in. The hard part is organizing it as it comes back in, everything needs a home. My friends will tell you that I can be quite particular about putting my scrapbook/card making things back in the right place/order. Tricia thought it was funny when she borrowed an alphabet set (before Lizzie Anne days) and when she put the letters back in the wrong order (i.e. not alphabetically) I gave her a look...hahaha! I try not to be too organized but I think it's an illness! I'm not sure if there is a cure!!! Here is my new wall of storage, I am so pleased with it. I love Ikea.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lizzie Anne Designs POTM

I seriously had a LOT of fun making this candle and it is sat pride of place on my mantelpiece. I obviously used Lizzie Anne Designs Spooked set and it is featured as one of their many fantastic Projects of the Month. I love making candles. I was so pleased with the way it turned out.