A Farewell To Pink Petticoat

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

A little while ago, I decided that I needed to take a break from my online paper world & step away from my computer for a little while. And I’ve spent more time doing other things. And it's made me realise that at this point in my creative journey, Pink Petticoat is not where I need to be.

I’m not too sure what I’ll do next. I’ve always loved playing with both paper and fabric. Perhaps I’ll play with fabric for a while.

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 : )

***ETA 15 September 2016***
You can now find me, and The Pink Petticoat Portfolio, at The Lovely Studio

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87 comments on A Farewell To Pink Petticoat

  1. Very sad but also exciting as I like quilting so good luck with your new adventure, all the best Carole xx

  2. Crikey!
    As someone who diverted from fabric into paper I can understand, but I will miss your sense of colour and your fab work
    Best wishes for your new creative stage

  3. Sad news but wish you well in your new venture!! X

  4. I wish you much luck in your new adventure 💗
    Suzi B xx

  5. Wishing you all the best on your new journey!

  6. Thank you for sharing your creativity, and good luck for the future

  7. It sounds like a huge decision, but the right one. It's funny how creatively we adapt and spread our wings, simply with time. Like you, I moved away from blogging and cardmaking (where it all began) and am now besotted with fabrics. All I can think about is my next sewing project. I can't imagine life without sewing.
    I used to try and please everyone else with my blogging until I realized I wasn't happy. Now I am content, just pleasing myself.
    All the very best Liz.
    Goodbye Pink Petticoat. 💗
    Katie Berberich

  8. hi liz so very sorry to hear that this is the end of pink petticoat, i wish you all the very best for your new venture, you are a very talented lady and i will miss your amazing images, and papers. wishing you all the lick in the world...karen

  9. Best of luck, it's sad to see pink petticoat go!

  10. Sad to hear this is the end of Pink Petticoat…still have your Lola CD's and love all of your beautiful creations. Wishing you lots of love and luck in your new venture xx

  11. Oh wow......... I'm so sorry to hear that Pink Petticoat will be coming to an end.... and I'm so glad that I have bought so many over the years - that I still have in my computer folders! They're often my 'go to' papers - so I can only say THANK YOU for bringing us such lovely designs and sentiments - and good luck Liz in your future fabric adventures!

    Christine x

  12. Oh my! I didn't see this coming. I've been buying your digi images and papers almost from the start. First CD I have has 2007 on the label. You've created some of my favourite digi images and papers. Personally I will miss Pink Petticoat as my 'go to' place for digi. But very warm wishes and best of luck for the next chapter in your creative journey. Hugs, Pauline xx

  13. Aghast to hear that there will be no more of your beautiful digitals but wish you every success in your new venture. Funnily enough my card making buddy has just taken up quilting!

  14. I will miss you and Pink Petticoat. But I think you'll do well in fabric design!
    All the best in your new venture.

  15. so sad...i love pink petticoat...good luck on everything you are going to encounter...

  16. Awwww, sad news. I've long been a high fan of your work. But thank you for the years of beautiful designs, I have loved playing with them. I wish you all the best in the future with your fabric work. With very best wishes, Lucy x

  17. Hi Liz

    Thank you for the downloads. So sorry that you are closing down, have enjoyed a great many of your products.

    I'd like to wish you all the very best in your new ventures.

    Thank you


  18. Thank you Liz
    I have enjoyed many purchases from you over the years. All the best for the future
    Joyce X

  19. Thank you for the lovely papers, theyre used all the time, ( I even painted mdf names for the granddaughters and covered them in the pink and white dots papers,they look lovely).
    I have so many,the hard bit is choosing which ones!
    Good luck in your next venture and thanks again.
    Sue xx

  20. Hello!

    So sad to see you close Pink Petticoat, I adore your stamps! I have hundreds of stamps but yours are one of my favourites! Sadly I useless with fabric so I won't get to enjoy them but have fun in your new adventure!!

    Take care,

    Hannah ;)

  21. Hi Liz,
    I would like to wish you all the very best of luck with your new projects and creative adventures!
    Very best,

  22. How wonderful for YOU and sad for us, I wish you the very best in the new chapter of your life, I hope it will be very fulfilling for you and great things come of it. Wishing you the very best of luck in all you do.

  23. Hi Liz
    Sorry to see you go and wish you all the very best for the future. I hope our paths cross again sometime.
    Best wishes

  24. Hello so sad to see you go. Your designs are inspirational and pretty.
    I wish you well in where ever the future takes you.
    Best wishes
    Louise Carway xx

  25. Liz , hope this is not goodbye as you go into your new venture .Thanks for all the great things you have designed and I have loved using . Hope to hear about you new creations in fabric .
    Onwards and upwards
    Sue Bowen

  26. Just wanted to say good luck in your next endeavour Liz. I will miss your designs but understand you need to move on creatively.

  27. Dear Liz

    I was so sorry to hear that you're closing Pink Petticoat...such a shame as you really are unique in the marketplace and I will really miss your emails.

    I wish you well with all you choose to do in the future and I hope you'll share your adventure and challenges ....a blog perhaps?

    Thank you for all your lovely products.

    Kind regards

  28. Brenda Scowcroft14 January 2016 at 17:14

    Sorry to see you go. Loved your papers and digits. Best of luck for the future.


  29. Sad day for us fans!!

    All the best Liz, I hope everything goes really well for you. Thanks for bringing us such gorgeous things over the years, I will miss it so much, but it's your time now, so onwards and upwards!

    Barbara x

  30. Oh Liz
    I am so going to miss your brilliance but I look forward to seeing how your journey progresses. My PP files are the most precious I have and I will always keep them safe.
    Thank you so much
    Sue (Orchard)

  31. Many thanks for all the lovely designs, will miss you! Good luck in everything you do.

  32. Sorry to see you go. Thank you for all your hard work and great creations.

  33. Carolyn Richardson14 January 2016 at 17:19

    Liz, missing your work so much. Do you have a blog or somewhere we I can see what you are up to??
    Not sure if you will pick this message up.


  34. Liz,
    Will miss all your lovely creations. Best of luck in your new adventure.

  35. Maureen Halliwell14 January 2016 at 18:20

    Hi Liz, I have been with you for a long time and will miss you, but would like to wish you all the luck in the world on your new venture Maureen

    Maureen Halliwell

  36. So sad that I won’t be seeing your emails popping up in the in-box with your latest creations. Have loved everything you’ve created and use your designs time and time again. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. You will be missed but I wish you every happiness and success in your new venture. I know wherever your path may take you now, it will be a wonderful journey for you.

    Take care

    Kate Milne

  37. Hope you will be back with some fabric designs in time.
    Good luck with your new creative venture.

  38. Dear Liz

    I just wanted to say how much I love your designs and to thank you for your creativity. I wish you every success for your new venture!

    Best wishes

    Jayne Rose

  39. So sorry to hear your news but I wish you all the best for the future, hope all goes well in your new venture

    Jan Spencer

  40. Dear Liz,
    Many thanks for all the beautiful images and papers that you have designed for us over the years. You will be sadly missed by all of us card makers. I thought I had all that I wanted but have managed to find a few more !!
    Good luck in your new venture, I'm sure that with your talent that you will be successful
    in anything that you do,
    Val x

  41. I wish you the very best in your new adventure, Liz. I've been a quiet lurker picking patterns here and there over the past year or so and I'm so happy for you to venture into fabric! Your patterns have always made me think of their application in fabric. I hope that if you develop a line of fabrics for sale you go for only the very highest quality thread counts and everything. I can almost feel them in my hand already!

    Best wishes and a very Merry Christmas!

  42. I am so so sorry that I will no longer be able to buy your lovely ideas but wish you all the very best in your new venture. Will now have to check out your site for last minute goodies before you depart from my crafting life for good.
    Anne Tuffin

  43. Hi Liz
    Thank you so much for the lovely designs over the years. I wish you well for the future & I will look out for your designs, I am sure they will be truly fantastic.
    Wishing you & your family a very merry Christmas & a fantastic creative 2016.
    Bernie Howarth

  44. Good Luck Liz and we will all miss you and your lovely posts - send us an e mail when you are on your next encounter and up and running because I don't think this is the last that we see of you and your website - albeit something different.

    Very best wishes and thank you and lastly, Merry Christmas and Good Luck.

    Maddie Humbles

  45. Aw...I for one.. (of the trillions) will miss you and Pink Petticoat. Good luck in anything you find yourself creating!

  46. All the very best to you, Happy Christmas!

    Lyn Jeffery

  47. Just to say 'farewell Liz' missing you already. Since you first decided to close Pink Petticoat, I miss the excitement of new papers and images.
    I wish you so much success whatever path your life takes...you have given me so much joy, thank you.
    Love Tricia

  48. Maureen Gillespie14 January 2016 at 18:34

    Take good care of you and follow your dreams.
    But if ever you feel the need, please keep me in your email list. I have some wonderful memories from the faces of friends when opening their cards I have created over the years with yours images..
    Thank you

  49. Wishing you much success in your latest venture.
    Sylv x

  50. Hi Liz

    I read your email with great sadness for me and happiness for you. I have loved your papers and sentiments and images and use them a great deal in my card making but understand that you have to follow where your heart leads. I wish you every success in your new venture and am sure that your wonderful creativity will shine through in whatever you touch.

    Take care and every success for the future


  51. Liz

    I am gutted that you have decided to close Pink Petticoat - I love your designs, but I wish you every success and happiness in your new venture and hope to see your designs again in the future.



  52. Liz….
    SO SAD & SORRY to hear you are closing Pick Petticoat……but I can understand and truly wish you the best success in your venture……you are so very talented and creative that I know you will be a success in whatever you do……I have enjoyed your site for the past six plus years…. will miss you….. hope I come across your new work sometime….
    Best to you always,

  53. I am so sorry you are leaving. I have been with you for threw whole nine years, I still use your first papers. Every design's been fabulous but like you I have went back to fabric from paper design - theres a visual end product. Good luck in all you do.

  54. I'm so sad to see Pink Petticoat go, but it does sound as though this is the right time and step for you - and a very exciting step too!

    I love your creativity and sweet designs, and cant wait to see something in stores so I can say 'Hmmm that looks like Liz's design'. You're going on a new adventure and I wish you lots of love and luck.

    Sara x

  55. So sorry Pink Petticoat is closing down. I’ll miss you and your creations. I wish you all the luck with your venture.


  56. So so sad to see you go. I loved your simple inspiration for cards and will always be inspired by you
    Thank you Liz
    Linda xx

  57. Sally Rainbow-Searle14 January 2016 at 18:56

    Hi Liz I am so sorry to loose you. I have everyone of your wonderful creations. I cant believe its been nine years ago that I started following you. Your creations have been a large part of my card creativity.
    I wish you all the best in your new venture. I'm sure it will be a great success.
    How am I going to cope without you.

    Thank you for everything Liz.

    Take care

    Loads of love



  58. Liz,

    Thank you for years of enjoyment. I truly will miss Pink Petticoat. Please keep your Pinterest boards. I use them for inspiration. At least that way we can stay in touch with your amazing creativity.

    Best of luck in your new adventures.

    Paula Englert
    Louisville, Kentucky

  59. Dear Liz,
    So sorry to hear you are giving up, but I just want to say a big thank you to you for all your lovely designs and inspiration over the years and to wish you the very best of luck for the future in whatever you decide to do. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
    Best wishes
    Mary x

  60. Dear Liz,

    Thank you so much for all your hard work and creativeness , I so have enjoyed working with your pretty Pink Petticoat products.

    I do so hope to hear about your new adventures,and wish you well in all you do in the future. I will miss you.! Good Luck !!!

    Yours Truly

    Lynne Sedgley

  61. Hi Liz
    I'm so sorry that you are ending your pink petticoat business, I have enjoyed your designs for many years, I would like to wish you good wishes for your future creative journey I'm sure it will be exciting.
    love Lesley xxxx

  62. Liz,
    I will be so sorry to see you close down. You have been my 'go to' for papers as long as I can remember. Even still use the Boutique CD in a tin.
    All the very best!

  63. Thank you Liz for all the inspiration over the last nine years. I've always thoroughly enjoyed your designs and wish you every success in your new venture x

  64. Hi Liz,
    I am so sorry to see you go. I have been with you from the start and have all the Lulu CDs and more.
    Good luck with your new venture. Sometimes its the right thing to do, to follow your heart and your dreams.
    I have been to the "shop" and stocked up with your beautiful designs.

    love and hugs

    Linda x

  65. Dear Liz
    I am really sad that you are giving up Pink Petticoat. I will miss your designs, but I am really excited for you entering your new venture. I wish you much luck and just know that all will go well for you.
    Regards, Sandie

  66. Christine Leadbeater14 January 2016 at 19:08

    Hi Liz
    Really sorry to hear you are closing. I have thoroughly enjoyed using your images and papers over the years.
    Thanks very much and thanks for all the lovely papers you have supplied us with.
    Chris Leadbeater

  67. Hi Liz, just a quick note to say thank you for all the pleasure you have given me over the past few years with all your designs and sentimenta. Over the years I have purchased many, many sets and made hundreds of cards. There must be thousands of your designs around the world. I wish you joy and much success in your next adventure, and once again thank you. Maureen

    Maureen Bates

  68. Liz,
    I shall miss your designs and expertise. May you have tremendous success in your new venture, but, please do check in with your friends once in awhile and let us know how you are doing. A blessed and wonderful holiday season to you.

    Judy Stejskal

  69. Wishing you all the best in your future plans whatever they may be. Live life to the full as I know you will. Have stocked up on goodies I may need
    All the best

    Helen Middleton

  70. I am very sorry to hear of your decision to close Pink Petticoat. I have loved your designs over the years and have bought quite a few !! I'm sure the fabric world will be all the better for having you as part of it too.

  71. I'm sorry to hear you have decided to close your boutique but I wish you luck in your future endeavours.

  72. Dear LIz,

    So sad to say goodbye to you and PinkPetticoat but I would like to thank you for the years
    of beautiful designs you have offered us.

    Wishing you much joy and success in the future.

    Yours sincerely,

    Sylvia Smelt

  73. I am so sorry to have your email - you have been my inspiration over the years and I have loved making cards using your products. Each time I seem to run out of ideas you lovely designs gave me new ideas I wish you every success with your development with fabrics. I took love all the changes that are coming in with multi media products. I sure you will be successful.

    My best wishes

    Love Viv Owers

  74. Hi Liz - just received your e-mail about closing down :o( whilst I'm soooooo sad to see you go I wish you all the very best in your future ventures - I know you will be successfull.

    I have been with you since the start and remeber winning your category in Cardmaking & Papercraft many, many moons ago - even have all your original CD's - sheesh, how time moves on.

    So, off the shop to top up on all your goodies - will you still be leaving your fabulous inspiration page open?

    Once again Liz, I wish you every success.

    Take care

    Hazel (was Conboy) xxx

  75. So sad that you are retiring from Pink Petticoat I have enjoyed all the beautiful papers you have created over the years and have waited eagerly each time for your new papers . I will truly miss your emails with your new creations best of luck with your new adventure .
    Mary O Shea

  76. Wishing you all the very best as you start your new adventure Liz.
    If your work with fabric will be anything as good as your paper designs
    then you will surely be very successful.

    Best wishes,

  77. Jacquelyn Hughes14 January 2016 at 19:23

    So sorry to hear this but good luck in your new venture x

  78. Good for you,
    I would like to wish you all the best in your new endeavors.
    I have enjoyed using your designs in my paper crafting.
    Best wishes

  79. That is very sad news for me but hopefully good for you.

    Thank you so much for all the little nuggets of happiness you've brought to my life, I'll miss Pink Petticoat very much.

    Good luck.

    Carol Matthew xx

  80. Heather Saunders14 January 2016 at 19:25

    Good Luck for your new venture Liz.....you've been amazing and no doubt you will be very successful.

    Love & Hugs for the future

    Heather Saunders

  81. Good morning Liz,
    Wishing you all the best in your new venture, with your talent I am sure it will be a success. Enjoy your time to contemplate and if you ever take up digital artwork again please let me know.
    Here's to the future and some new experiences.
    Very best wishes.

    Gina A

  82. Hi Liz, Just a quick note to wish you well in your new venture. I will miss your cheery designs and the inspiration you have given me over the years. I have always been eager to see what you have produced for us all. You are a very talented lady and hope the path you choose will be rewarding for you. If you ever decide to come back into paper designing, you will please a lot of us, I am sure.
    Wishing you the best of luck and a big Thank You.
    Julie xxxx

  83. Dear Liz,
    Many thanks for all the beautiul designs that you have given us over the years. I have loved the charm and simplicity that is in your artwork. You prove the point that 'less is indeed more'.

    All of the cards that I make I donate to various cancer charities, on many of them I have used your digital images and they have always been delighted to receive them.

    Good luck in your new venture, I am sure you will be very successful in every thing that you do !

    I intended to place an order tonight but think I will have to leave it until the morning as I'm sure it will take forever !!

    Once again best wishes and many thanks,

    Val x

  84. So sorry to hear that you are "bowing out" from Pink Petticoat but good luck in your new venture in fabrics.

  85. Hi Liz

    Just a quick note to say good luck and best wishes for your new venture.
    I am so sad to see you go as I LOVE all of your papers, images and sentiments. I did suggest to Jules (always with a heart) to chain ourselves to your gates in protest or get a petition going as I’m sure that there would be a lot of people who would sign it!!! LOL!!!

    It is fabulous that you are following your dream and I am sure that it will lead to success – have fun and I hope that one day you might return to paper designing as I will be waiting for you J

    Many thanks for your inspiration and creativeness.

    Love Eve xx

  86. I know this was a decision that didn't come lightly! But you have made it and I think you will go far with your fabric the same as you did with your boutique!! I hope whatever you do with fabric, you will find a way to share it with your viewers. I love fabric but never learned how to work with it or to sew even though there were sewers all around me. So I'm happy for your decision and I know you will be too. Not going to say good luck because I don't think you need it! Hugs, Brenda