Friday, April 24, 2009


Afternoon all, this card is for the ABC challenge where the letter is K and the theme is keep it simple..... just my kind of thing so how could I not do a card for this challenge!

I used one of my lovely Gorjuss Girls and she is coloured with distress inks. I so love these pretty and a joy to colour.

The papers are basic grey and I kept my layout nice and simple. I used a rectangular card as I fear if it had been a normal square one I would have started to faff about more!!

The only embellishments I used were gingham ribbon and two small jewels. I tied a nice big bow at the bottom....I'm not the best bow tier but I'm quite please with this one!

The inside of the card has been decorated using the scraps from the front. I'm going to make an effort to do this more as I have a whole pile of scraps that I never seem to use!!

I assume a lot of people sell their cards? There just isn't the market for them here in Spain, so this one and a few others are going back to the UK and my Mum and Sister are going to try and sell them for me. It seems such a shame to have piles of cards sitting about collecting dust. I'm thinking of starting a shop on etsy, if anyone has any experiences with esty I would appreciate your comments!

Finally, to go with the card I have decorated the envelope and made a gift tag. This picture also displays my new watermark which I have finally got around to doing!!!..... although it is fairly large!!!

Card/Paper: Black and white card, basic grey - boxer
Stamp: Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls - just a girl
Colouring: Distress inks - black soot, tattered rose, fired brick and weathered wood
Embellishments: American crafts ribbon, jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, pin, sponge and water brush.

Thanks for looking x


  1. What a beautiful card Liza,l love the stamp.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Hiya Liza, this is just stunning! I love the image, love your colouring, the papers really set it off so perfectly. I wish I could help about etsy I have no idea.

  3. Gorgeous - love the co-ordinated look.

    Caryn xxx

  4. Great card love that images, paper and fab colouring have a good weekend sweetie, and the lovely little tag
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. Awe this is so pretty Liza, fab colouring as always and love those papers. Gotta try and do insides myself, everytime I view your cards inspiration comes a knocking. Know what you mean re sales but sorry I can´t help as in same boat myself.
    Have a lovely weekend - wish it would cool down at night but on a loser there me finks. -x-

  6. liza lovely card and like me you like simplicity...i've just added my card as well for the challenge and enjoyed making it up....etsy seems very popular but again no knowledge of it but a friend (jo's Jewels blogspot) she has told me that alot of jewllery goes on there and seems popular. Good luck though let me know how you get on xx

  7. Wow Lisa your cards are something else ......stunning
    There is something waiting for you on my 2nd blog
    Hugs Susie xx

  8. Liza this is such a lovely card hunny, im loving the image and the colours you've used. Stunning! hugs Linda x

  9. Beautiful card Liza.
    Love the colours you've used,
    and that ribbon looks lovely!
    Two gorgeous tags.

    Love Fern xx

  10. Stunning card Liza and fab colours, love the ribbon you have used and the big bow :) Donna x

  11. This is simply beautiful Lisa. Love your papers and layout.
    Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    Jen x

  12. Hi Liza
    beautiful card luv the colour combo, your colouring is fab, great layout, luv the ribbon, sue.x

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the big bow!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  14. Simple but stunning Liza, wonderful colours and layout inside and out.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Joanne x

  15. What a beautiful post Liza.

    Love your card - it is just perfect.

    I also love the way you have decorated the envelope and tag too. Great idea.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Love it fab colour combo, thanks for joining in the fun with us this week on the ABC challenge.


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Liza x