Tuesday 18 October 2022


I can't believe that it's ten days since I last posted on my blog.  My hubby and I spent a lovely few days in London last week.  The main reason for going was to see the ABBA Voyage concert, which was absolutely amazing and mind-blowing.  If you get a chance to see it, I can highly recommend it.

Two cards today to join in with a few challenges.

The image is from Beccy's Place and is a freebie this month.  You can find it here.  There is also a pre-coloured version, but I decided to colour mine with Promarkers.  The patterned paper is from a My Mind's Eye 'Something Wicked' paper pad I won over in The Playground. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

My second card is a masculine card I can post on my blog now that I know it has been received.

  I used a new Gemini stamp & die set 'Wishing you a happy BIRTHDAY'.  The BIRTHDAY was die cut straight into a card blank.  The patterned paper and red card was from my snippets drawer, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.  I punched a small red circle and added a white star brad to finish off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges:

Finally, a few photos of our trip to London last week.   (No photos of the Abba Voyage concert as cameras were banned.)
Canal at Little Venice where we went on a canal boat ride to Camden Market.

Camden Market.

Tower Bridge.

Walking over the glass floor of Tower Bridge.

Tower of London.

HMS Belfast

London Eye
Elizabeth Tower, housing Big Ben.


  1. Two super cards as always and thanks for sharing some of your London photos, looks as if you were lucky with weather and the concert must have been amazing.

  2. Great post and photos Liz, looks like you were lucky with the weather as well. One of our sons roomed in Little Venice when he was at Uni, a huge building close to the canal.

    Your Allsorts card has a lovely clean crisp feel to in in those colours, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. An adorable imag, definitely not a scary Halloween card, brilliant masculine make and fabulous pics

  4. Two fantastic cards Liz and I love your photos of London, how lucky you were with the weather.

    Sue xx

  5. Oh wow!! Great pictures of London - our most favorite city which we miss so very much. More than 25 years we went every year (often 2 times!) untill Covid came along...Since than it's on our wishlist again. Next week our daughter and her family are going there for 5 days (2nd time this year!).
    Your cards are so very nice!
    Lia xx

  6. The weather looked great for your trip Liz, lovely photos.
    A fabulous masculine card with this lovely bold sentiment, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  7. Two lovely cards Liz, the first one is too cute to spook :) and the second one is just perfect for a male.
    It seems you have had a fabulous time at London with the concert and your photos are amazing. I'm very impressed by the floor of Tower Bridge, I’d be scared to walk there and look down!! :O

  8. I absolutely love this Halloween card, especially how you framed the pattern paper. The design on both cards is great. What stunning pictures you have. Wow, that picture of walking over the glass floor is awesome. Looks like a wonderful trip.

  9. Wow, what a fab trip you had! Thanks for sharing the photos! Brian and I love ABBA - that must have been an awesome concert! Your cards are adorable, especially the kitty. I'm glad you added a little mouth to the kitty and that's what I will do whenever I use this one.

  10. Two lovely cards Liz..look like you had an amazing time in London....My daughter has booked to see the Abba show


  11. Wonderful cards. Love the one for Halloween....so cute. The birthday card is outstanding in gray and red! So pretty. Love all the pictures of London and so glad you had a good time.

  12. Both cards are super. Great hallowe’en card and brilliant die-cut masculine birthday card using snippets.

    Your London pics look great. Pretty brave looking down on the LB traffic! Glad you enjoyed the ABBA show too xxx

  13. Love your cards Liz, as always beautiful work. Lovely photos of London and happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Sorry to have been awol.

  14. What a cute kitty in the pumpkin Liz, fun rather than scary which is definitely more to my taste..lol, and a wonderful masculine make using your new stamp and die and love the large 'Birthday' cut into the actual card and the wonderful papers in black and white contrasting beautifully with the red card. I'm glad you had a great time in London and enjoyed the concert, and some great photos...weather looks good too. x

  15. Beautiful cards, Liz, and amazing pictures from your London trip.
    Years ago I had a study week in London. Would like to visit England again.
    I wish you a wonderful autumn!
    Hugs, Liv

  16. Gorgeous cards Liz and I love your photo's of your trip! We have got tickets for Les Miserables in November so fingers crossed nothing goes wrong LOL hugs Sue x

  17. Super cards Liz, that cute kitty made me smile. What lovely pics, looks like you had terrific weather xx

  18. Hi Liz, so sorry I haven't been around to visit in so long. What fun cards you have made, love the Halloween one and love the colors and design of the birthday one. Glad you and hubby got out and had fun at a concert! Your photo's are amazing and makes me want to visit London even more, although I doubt I will ever get there in this lifetime. lol Hugs, Brenda

  19. Very stylish red and black birthday card - the die cut is fab!! Lovely pics from your London trip - looks like the weather was kind. I can imagine that the ABBA concert must have been mind-blowing! Thanks so much for joining in with my "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Pauline xx

  20. Thank you for the London tour, Liz. It brought back happy memories! It sounds like you two saw a lot on a gorgeous day, ending with a fab concert! Your twofer designs are fantastic and so you! I love that cute pumpkin image and your striking manly birthday design! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Two gorgeous cards. Love your photos from London trip too.
    Valerija xx

  22. Wonderful creations Liz - I'm going to look at getting the second set as it is perfect for the difficult male cards. Looks like you had a fab time in London - hopefully we can catch up next time!

  23. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Mirtillamente DT

  24. Fantastic photos of London Liz, it looks like a beautiful city with lots to do. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the concert too.
    Both of your cards are fabulous! I love the mix of paper and cardstock you used for the Halloween card, great choice of colours. I also like the design with the three panels in back. Great colouring too.

  25. Cute Halloween card. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  26. Two great cards Liz! I especially like the Birthday card as I was scrabbling around for male card ideas the other day - and I have the very same pack of papers here, Love the photos of London - I used to visit at least once a yes when I lived in Northumberland. Never dreaming I'd end up working there for at least 10 years. Still a place I love - despite the horrors of commuting.


    Di xx

  27. Fantastic card. I love the birthday die cut.

  28. That floating sentiment looks so beautiful and unexpected..
    Thank you for joining us at HLS die challenge.. take care, keep crafting..

  29. Hi Liz two gorgeous cards! Lovely photos of London. You were very brave walking over that glass floor! You wouldn’t get me on it! Thank you for sharing at NBUS (I’ve got my GDT hat on!)

  30. Fabulous cards and pictures of your trip! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old bats!
    Diane TOB Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Two Old Bats}

  31. Cute make! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw.


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