Monday, 24 August 2015


I've not posted for a while as I was on holiday last week, a last minute inexpensive deal to Italy that was to good to turn down!  I'll post a few photos at the bottom of this post.  

Welcome to my latest follower, Dana.  I'm having trouble finding the link to your blog, but I think it might be  Crafty Couple.  Dana and Glen are a couple who enjoy various crafts, so pop over to their blog to see their lovely creations.  If you're a different Dana, please leave me a comment, so I can link to your blog in my next post.

The challenge on the Less is More blog this week is a sketch.  It's a very simple sketch, so here is my take on it.....

....and here is the sketch.
I've turned the sketch upside down, because the sentiment looked better on the white.  The train is punched with a  Martha Stewart border punch and I've used a Couture Creations 'Replacements' embossing folder for the red part (although it looks more orange in the photograph). I finished off my card with a strip of washi tape.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

Just a few photographs taken on my holiday last week in Lake Garda and Venice, Italy.


  1. I'll have a cocktail too please. LOL Nice pic's Liz.
    And great card good take on the sketch too.
    Hugs Veerle x

  2. This is just fabulous, I love it.
    I also love the fact that in a lot of 'foreign' countries you get free nibbles with drinks.

    Kath x

    1. I like the free nibbles too, Kathleen, although we got caught out in Portugal several years ago, as they add the cost of the nibbles to your bill if you eat them! LOL!

  3. It looks as if you had a lovely holiday liz. The photos are lovely. We really like Italy.

    Your card is great. I love your colours. Barb xx

  4. A super card Liz, I love the little train.
    Your holiday looks great, I have been to Lake Garda a couple of times and loved it.
    Jean x

  5. That's such a fun card with that little train, and the photos are wonderful! So glad you had the chance to go and enjoy yourself!

  6. How fun the little choo choo going up the hill. Great pics. too - my favorite place! Glad you got the chance to go.

  7. Hi Liz,
    what a wonderful card.
    I love that little train border it looks fab, and goes with the design wonderfully.
    What great photos of your holiday it looks great.
    I am now very envious as I have always wanted to go there.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. What a gorgeous card, I love that train border. It's funny, I thought when I first saw the sketch that it looked really dull but seeing what people have done with it has made me realise it's really versatile and one that I'll probably revisit many times in the future.
    Your holiday photos look gorgeous

  9. Hi Liz - welcome back! Wonderful holiday piccies - especially the drinkies :) Glad you had a good time.

    Love your card, great take on the sketch and the washi tape really looks so like rail tracks - but then you knew that already didn't you :)


    Di xx

  10. Pea Green with envy at your lovely holiday. I LOVE Italy and have fond memories of a Malcesine holiday on Lake Garda.

    Love your LIM/Snippets

  11. Venice looking bright and beautiful there Liz so jealous as I live lake garda!
    Love your take on the sketch and so clever for a little boy card!
    Thanks for playing along at LIM this week, Sarah x

  12. This is the cutest card. I've never seen that MS punch before or I would have gotten it. Your vacation pictures are just wonderful. I hope you had an exciting time there.

  13. Wonderful holiday photos Liz, looks an amazing place.
    Great card, love the train punch.
    Pam x

  14. Super card Liz, I love the little train and your holiday pics look ace!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Gorgeous holiday pics, so envious! And I love your card, perfect for a little boy.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  16. That little train puffing up the slope is just perfect Liz and the cogs and the embossing is just perfect with it. Love the colours too, and so lovely to see your pictures of Lake Garda and Venice. I went to Venice in my 20s but have never been to Lake Garda but would love to go sometime as it looks beautiful. x


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