Sunday, 7 July 2013

Essence of Lizzy

Hello, hello!!

It's been a while since I did some scrapping that wasn't DT related. If I'm honest it would have been a while longer had it not been for the challenge thrown down by my very good bloggy friend Lizzy.

We have been blog friends for a while, then we started emailing each other and finally, after a lot of messing about (old girls and technology do not mix well!!) we are now Facebook friends :0)

One of the joys of this happy land we call blog is that you do form relationships with like minded people and before long a friendship blossoms. 

So, back to the layout!! Lizzy challenged me to change my style a la Kraft It Up. She would do my CAS style and I would undertake her eclectic busyness!! You can see Lizzy's take here.

I was going to lift one of her layouts, I had it all planned, I had even chosen the one I was going to do (probably the most doable one for me!!) and then I realised I didn't have any of the mediums she had used!! I have been following Lizzy for a while now so I decided to use all the things that regularly appear on her layouts.....hence Essence of Lizzy :0)

I Instagrammed our FB messages regarding the challenge.

The title was cut on the Silhouette (one of the first conversations we had was whether Lizzy should get one...she has!!)

This beautiful white cardstock was attacked with paint, paste, mists and glitter!! The MME stamp is a nod to our conversations. The resin hearts and stars are from The Trinket Track. Lizzy is now on the DT but long before then she sent me a pile of their goodies :0)

Lizzy always has journalling on her pages. Mine is sealed in a glassine bag and tucks behind the photo.

A bare chipboard heart that has been painted, embossed and then misted. Lizzy loves to play!!

Glitter and Liquid Pearls are another of her faves. The felt brackets??? Well if Lizzy has ever stopped by your blog and left a comment, you will know what they are all about :0))))

I am shattered!! I loved making this layout, but my craft room is in total disarray.........and that is something I DON'T love!! Give me CAS any day of the week, so much easier to clear up, LOL.

Hope you like this change of style, especially you my bonzer mate!! Thanks for pushing me away from white, albeit for a little while ;0)

Thanks for popping in today,

Ali x 


  1. What a great page. Love everything about it especially the heart!

  2. Grrr!!! I just wrote a fantastic comment & it disappeared:):) anyhow...I was saying....this is amazing...embarrassing...but whoooooo-hooooo you did it!!!! No, you totally ROCKED it....those ink drips are awesome saucesome & those white circles up top...totally YUM:):) and it's made me more aware of what I put on a page, too!!!! The idea of the page is fabulous....really tickled pink ,I am, that we did this....aren't we clever bunnies:):) and yep, in day:)::) meanwhile, I'll let you get back to cleaning the scrap room walls of all that mis-sprayed ink misting!!!!!! And I'll go back to my usual messy scrapping!!!!!!!

    1. I think we should make this an annual event :) be cool to see how our style changes over the year. Craft room clean now starting on the conservatory.!

  3. Wow, Ali! You sure came out of your comfort zone and yet managed to rock the page!

  4. This is so cool!!!! I love it! And I think it's so cool that you made a great friend! :D

  5. Awesome job!! You have definitely captured the essence of Lizzy!

  6. ooooh a wonderful layout full of texture, patterns and colour...I love it.

    Thank you for leaving me a lovely made me smile :) x

  7. I love your background work - great colours and texture!! thanks for playing along :)

  8. This look brilliant Ali.... love it!!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. x

  9. You two did a brilliant job! Thanks for much for joining us and having fun along the way!

  10. This is amazing... love your take on her style :D and such an awesome idea :D

  11. Ohhh this is so fabulous...I simply love your colours, background & essence of this layout! How fantastic to have a friendship that inspires & encourages you so much. I also loved your layout that Lizzy lifted :) Thanks for playing over @ KIU this month, I do hope you do more often! :)


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