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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

ARTastic for April & A Flower Card for CARDABILITIES #97

First up, my CARDABILITIES Card. Flowers. Trying to use 'em up!!!
The sketch:

And, as usual, the challenges are fun & the inspiration interesting over at ARTastic. Here's the pic:
APRIL inspiration from Charles Blackman - The Chess Game 
And the challenge - to scrap fun, funny or silly photos. Well, I had this one of Lucas. It's blurry - but I had to be quick to even catch him...& I think it's scrappable. I hope you agree!
 Giggle! I've taken the colours from the pic, as well as the checks from the chess board...LOTS of stamping. I literally pulled all my stamps out & randomly added them ....the mask is one I bought at the recent Papercraft show....a no name, but I LOOOVE it....
 the orange embossing is with a Bo Bunny stamp I also got at the show.....& below, some BARB WIRE washi......there's a story to that, but let's just say THANK YOU Sandra Wallace [winks!!!].....
 Some stamps I added onto cardstock then punched out....& below is a Greatest View flair........
 A few Liquid Pearl drops around the page...& yes! Got that colour at the craft show, too!!!!!
 That 'Perfect Moment' stamp is one I recently got from 3rd Eye & use a LOT!!!
 And, of course, what's a page without some wooden bits & bobs??!!!
Thanks for checking these ones out....I feel soooo blessed that you are so nice to me & leave such lovely comments. Thank you:):)
Lizzy ♥♥♥
Greatest View
Sandra S ~ pink flower from aeons ago!
Jas S ~ Lovely sentiment stamp:)
Dusty Attic ~ leaves
Mary B ~ those sheer black flowers:) 


  1. Ooooooo! Lizzy this is fabulous. I love the inspiration you have taken from the artwork and that photo is oh so cute and VERY scrappable. Love what you have done with the checks on the background......looks awesome. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  2. Oops, forgot to say I love your card too......very pretty.

  3. Gorgeous card....and your layout is Brilliant....tis a scrappable photo...so cheeky.... amazing background details...LOve it!!

  4. Wow you have a great memory, I love the cheekiness of this layout, it makes me think of one I have. The stamps are fabbo, love them a lot.

  5. That's exactly what I need, a challenge to use up my flowers before they collect more dust!! ;) Great card! And of course I LOVE your funny page...cheeky is right! Photo is not blurry at all and it's so fun!

  6. These are wonderful Lizzy! The card is gorgeous.. love the big flowers.. great take on the sketch too.. and the layout.. LOVE it.. the photo looks great to me.. love it cut out and outlined.. fantastic use of the checkerboard pattern for your back ground too.. Have a happy tuesday!!

  7. Ah...such a good way to use those BIG flowers...thanks for the inspo. As for the "Cheeky Boy" page - it's a corker...love, love lil' cheeky boys. The embossed orange is gorgeous and I love the random stamping. Yummy flairs and the whole thing just rocks. :D

  8. i love the beautiful blooms!!! fab layout also :) Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities.

  9. This is amazing Lizzy.... Love that layout it's so cool!! Thanx for the comment you left on my blog. Your support means much to me. Hope you and your family had a wonderful easter!!! Hugs!

  10. Love love love love these!!! LOVING the colors on your card ... and that photo on your lo ... sooooooooo stinkin' ADORABLE!!!!! I love it!!!!!

  11. WOW Lizzy! You scrapped this silly photo to perfection. I absolutely LOVE everything about your amazing layout. You have preserved a wonderful memory forever, my friend. All of your details look so cool here. And I love your card as well. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful talents with all of us. And thanks also for your visits to my blog. You always make me smile, my friend!

  12. Wow this is so eye catching Lizzy ...... Supercute and adorable.... Love how you used elements from the inspiration picture and brought it together on the LO...... Fantastic !!!!! .....and not to forget to say thank you soooooo much for joining our challenge at ARTastic :)

  13. These are both beautiful! I love the way you make that silhouet photo stand out against the masked background.

  14. So Scrapable (is that a word ?) such a delightful page Lizzy. Love the embossed ? checks and all the little bits and pieces and the stamping and your title/ journalling. Another winner Lizzy

  15. Adorable Lizzy - this page is so full of fun and cheekiness we all need to bottle it up to bring out when we need a little boost!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us on ARTastic.

  16. So beautiful card! Love your colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!

  17. I'd say DEFINITELY scrappable and there's the proof! Stunning page. I'm so in love with the colours and my favourite part is the orange embossed checkerboard stamp.

  18. Love, love, love what you've done here! Gorgeous card and your lo is super neat....so sweet!

  19. Wow, love both of these, Lizzy! the card is stunning & very stylish!! I have a heap of those flowers buried in my stash too! lol The layout looks fantastic too...love the colours, your stamping, embossing...and the stencil work.. Brilliant work, once again! :)

  20. Lovely Card!!
    Congratulations =)
    Thaks for join us at Cardabilities =)

  21. Dear Lizzy, I love your sweet card! And I also love your amazing LO! I've already seen it on Facebook :) It's perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities! :)
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  22. Great take on the card sketch & LOVE the layout with the silly photo! I have a grid mask like that that is from Prima!! Love that you have so much fun playing on each layout with different techniques!!

  23. Wow, what a beautiful page you have created. So many details but they all work so well together. Love love the checkerboard with the black and orange. Very clever. Thanks so much for taking the time to join in our challenge at ARTastic.

  24. Ah Lizzy!!! What a fabulous & fun page I just love it..a fabulous background...all so warm & grungy, fab photo - you make scrappin' fun!
    Thanks for playing at ARTastic with us!
    Debi - DT@ARTastic

  25. This is a great page, Lizzy... so full of fun. Love what you have done to the background... great textures and colours.. perfect for the theme and for your gorgeous photo. Cheers, Di

  26. Ooops and I forgot to say... thank you for joining us at ARTastic.

  27. Love your take on our challange =) It´s cool and funny. Yhanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  28. This made me smile! Your take on the ARTastic challenge was fantastic. I love everything about this.


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