Today, I am bringing you my final ever post at Pink Petticoat.

A little while ago, I decided that I needed to step away from the online, digital, creative world & come out from behind my computer. And that I needed to change my creative direction. So I have been spending some time not only designing & creating with paper, but designing & creating with my other creative passion, fabric, as well. Something I haven't really had time to do for a long time. Too long!

And it's made me realise that at this point in the creative journey that has always been part of my life, creating with fabric is where I now need to be. Even though I'm not yet sure exactly what I'm going to do with it!

I do feel, however, that if I'm going to give whatever I do next the best possible chance of being as good as it can be, I need to take some time to focus on it & think seriously about it.

Which means that it's time for me to say goodbye to Pink Petticoat & I'll be closing down the Boutique at the end of the month.

If you're secretly hoping this means there's a closing down sale going on in the Boutique so you can stock up on all those items you still have on your wish-list, then yes, there is. *Here* Enjoy!

But before I disappear from here completely, I want to thank each & every one of you, for your friendship, your support, & your company during the last 9 years. When I first started Pink Petticoat, I could have never imagined all of the amazing experiences that my small creative venture would bring into my life or the incredible people I would get to know. This chapter of my life been the most amazing journey for me. And you have been the best & brightest part of it. I couldn't have done any of it without you & you have all touched my life in ways that will stay with me forever.

So from the bottom of my heart … thank you. I sincerely hope we bump into one another again.
Stay creative : )

31 December 2015
The Pink Petticoat Boutique is now closed. Thank you.

Love Liz xx
Please excuse my lack of a photo to show you these … but time has totally run away from me this week. And I wanted to let you know that there's a new Christmas Collection in the boutique. In the French Country colours : )

And I know some of you have been hoping to see these this year : )

The download includes 44 papers, in 28 designs (because some are in both the positive & negative design options too) And each paper comes in all 15 colours of the French Country Colour Palette. Is that 660 in total? I think so. Something like that anyway : )

If you'd like to take a closer look & see each of the individual papers I've chosen to include, you can find them
*here* in the Boutique.

And for this weekend only, they are £15.00 for them all! Just 'til Sunday!

And I hope you like them : )

Love Liz xx

Some small Gift Cards with envelopes I made using some of the new papers in The Christmas Colour Collection : )

So today I can show you the new designs I'm adding to The Colour Collection for Christmas this year : )

There are a few to choose from. There are 13 of them in total! And the designs are

I love making Christmas Tree cards. There are so many different ways to make a Christmas Tree aren't there? And decorate them too. I love playing about with the trimmings on a Christmas Tree card and just piling it all on!

Many of the cards which are my personal favourites from amongst all the cards I've ever made are Christmas Tree cards. Like this Pom Pom Tree card, and this one made from circles. I still like this one too, even though it is from too many moons ago, made from strips of card.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to design for Christmas this year, in addition to some new images & sentiments and something new for The Colour Collection, I decided I wanted to try to design more than my usual single Pattern Paper Pack. This year, I wanted more choice.

I wanted something based on the classic Partridge In A Pear Tree theme, something a little frosty & wintry, with snowmen & polar bears. And I wanted something using the colours from The French Country Collection too. And with these ideas in mind, I started designing : )