Wednesday, 21 December 2011

10" Picture Canvases back in stock mid January 2012

It has been a little crazy in the Lizajdesign studio preparing orders for Christmas, not just for gifts but for new nursery rooms being created for newborns due around this time of year! Recently Lizajdesign had several orders for size 10" canvases (some pictured in working progress above). All the orders have been fulfilled for the Pre-Christmas deliveries but new stock of blank canvases in the 10" size will not arrive until mid January 2012, so they have temporarily gone out of stock on the websites.

Pictured are some of the canvases in the Jungle Pastel and Farm Original designs.

If you are interested in the 10" canvases please feel free to email before mid January to express your interest, so not to miss out!
For your information 12", 8" are still currently available and a new 6" size limited stock will be launched very soon...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pony Design on lemon - Jungle on turquoise

I had some lovely orders to dispatch the other day and I'd thought I would share them (in a spare five minutes of Christmas madness)! Shown is the Jungle Original Name Canvas on a turquoise background and the new Pony Prints on a lemon and on a lilac background.


The Pony Print Personalised is available on eight different background colours and can be personalised with a name of your choice. As standard is comes supplied as the picture here shows secured in a white core mount and backboard packaged in a cello bag; optional frame choices are available.

The Jungle Original Name Canvas is available on three different background colour options and can be personalised with a name up to 7 letters (medium size) and up to 9 letters (large size).

All items come gift wrapped in orange tissue paper as standard, orders over £30.00 have free mainland UK delivery and orders under £30.00 for the month of November P&P has been reduced to £1.45 (normally £2.45).

Don't forget hand painted products need to be ordered by Monday 5th December for Christmas delivery!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

New Pony Design

  It's been a busy month designing a new collection now titled "Pony". I was recently asked to do a commission for a daughter's bedroom to include one larger hand painted canvas of her favourite pony "Dave" and two smaller canvases of different colour ponies to complement the larger one. Above is a photograph of the three canvases amongst some other orders I had just completed on that day. The Jungle Original Picture Canvases are still proving popular as well as the Jungle Original Name Plaque which is an ideal Christmas gift priced at £32.00, shown here with the new Personalised gift notes priced at £2.00 to add that special touch for a truly original gift.

 The Pony Portrait was created by using a photograph supplied by the customer. Only the head of the pony is used so a good head shot on the side is recommended when providing an image of you favourite pony.
Pony Portrait Canvas Personalised
Available on the Lizajdesign website and

The Pony Picture Canvases have a choice of background colour and can be personalised with a name, how about the pony's name?
There is a choice of a dark chestnut pony or a light tan pony.

Pony Picture Canvases Personalisable
Available on the Lizajdesign website and
Pony Print Personalised
 Available on the Lizajdesign website and

The Pony Print has a choice of background colours and is personalised with your chosen name.

Don't forget order early for hand painted canvases if you need them by Christmas; order by Monday 5th December 2011 (but the more time given the better!)

Liza x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Christmas Gift Guide 2011

Find some inspirational Christmas gift ideas from Lizajdesign on page 12 and 13 of the new 'Made by Artisans' Christmas Gift Guide 2011. Designed and produced by the lovely Tia @whoatemycrayons, the guide includes some fabulous hand crafted products from fellow talented crafters: @3BlondeBearsLtd @melandersondes @hwrdesigns @kyleigh @HUSHGIFTS @Moobaacluck

Take a look; Lizajdesign products include mounted and framed prints, also hand painted canvases in Jungle animal, Farm animal, Football and Fairy designs. Featured is the new 'First Christmas' Prints just launched for 2011.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Lizajdesign in the local newspaper today!

Lizajdesign has today been featured in my local newspaper, after it's Twitter success, as chosen by Theo Pathitis 'Small Business Sunday'. The article features a little bit 'about me' and how Lizajdesign originated!

Monday, 12 September 2011

As chosen by Theo Paphitis

Last night I was extremely pleased to discover Lizajdesign has been selected by Theo Paphitis as one of the winners for his #sbs competition held on a Sunday evening!

#sbs stands for Small Business Sunday where small businesses tweet their business between the hours of 5pm to 7.30pm on a Sunday through Twitter. Theo Paphitis then selects (looking through hundreds of entries) and retweets his favourite six. Here is the retweet:

My lovely new web badge was designed by Tia at

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Supporting Riot Raffle

I have just updated my website to include the badge that Lizajdesign is supporting Riot Raffle.

What is Riot Raffle?
Riot Raffle was set up by the lovely Zoe Grant!/zoeanddrew after watching the riots that devastated our capitals on Monday 8th August, Zoe blogged "Feeling helpless as I do not live close enough to pop along and help and realising I wasn’t the only person feeling this way I had an idea of a raffle" (quote ).

After much help with setting up a website and a logo Zoe created Riot Raffle "Riot Raffle is about a creative community coming together to support other independent businesses in a time of crisis. Today we have over 80 independent businesses donating prizes for Riot Raffle" (quote ).

Riot Raffle is such a good cause and it's in association with Retail Trust which looks after the people in retail, those business that were damaged and destroyed by the Riots.

Lizajdesign has donated the Jungle Monkey Personalised Print (more details can be found on my website click here. I chose to donate this prize as it is a universal personalised print that would be suitable for a boy or girl in the popular cheeky monkey design!

To donate to the Riot Raffle and the chance of winning prizes from a truly talented bunch of designers please visit

Hurry, raffle ends midnight September 30th

Jungle Monkey Personalised Print

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Lizajdesign #WOW Winner

It has been a busy 24 hours! This time last night I discovered Lizajdesign had been chosen by Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox as one of the winners of the #WOW competition. #WOW stands for Women on Wednesdays and is run on Twitter where women tweet their business to @Jacqueline_Gold on that day between 1-3pm, she judges the entries and RT's her favourite three.

This is what was tweeted:
@Lizajdesign Liza Cole 
@Jacqueline_Gold #WOW exclusive original artwork for your nursery, celebrate the new Giraffe logo
Then came the results:
Jacqueline Gold
The calibre this week has been incredibly high with record entries but I have chosen my top 3:

This is what Jacqueline Gold said about Lizajdesign:
Jacqueline Gold
Well done to who creates artwork for nurseries. Great website & recognised in Vogue magazine

So I would like to say a personal thank you to Jacqueline Gold for recognising the Lizajdesign business; the comment of a "Great website" is very much gratified as it has only just been relaunched and took many many hours to come together. I would like to say another big thank you! to Tia at who redesigned the old logo and gave the giraffe a new look with a lovely new font depicting my painted leaves giving inspiration to the whole concept of the new website design.

New relaunched Lizajdesign Website

Friday, 19 August 2011

New Lizajdesign Logo

It has been a busy time but the fantastic new logo redesigned by lovely Tia at is live on the website! Thank you Tia x

Recently my products were featured in the SALE so I had become extremely busy so the new logo has taken a little bit longer to go live on the website.

A selection of orders recently gone out.
The new 2011 prints have become popular, the new look website features the new pricing structure for all prints. They will remain in line with the sale price £18.00 for a non-personalised mounted picture and £22.00 for a personalised picture print; with the exception of the Football Name Print which is highly personalised priced at £24.00 (frames are priced at £20.00). Popular designs at the moment are the Football Print and the Pirate Print, here's a couple of orders done in the last few days:
Pirate Personalised Mounted Prints

Football Personalised Framed Print
The "Samson" Football Framed Print (as shown above) I received some lovely feedback from the customer:

"Hi Liza

Just wanted to confirm that I received the football print this morning and it is just fabulous.
Thank you so much, it looks superb and really special as it is so personal. Samson is going to love it.
Best wishes.

All new orders dispatched in the last two weeks have been going out with the new logo, here's a preview of the new labels printed which are placed on the back of my artwork:
New logo labels

Today the website has been fully redesigned and uploaded with the new logo, products and pricing structure. So I have said goodbye to my old website look:

...and hello to a new brighter, lighter look

Please note, the blog link page and Thank you pages are still being updated and will be fully functional soon!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Woodland Nursery

I've been meaning to take a few photographs of my 'woodland' inspired nursery. The main inspiration was the wallpaper that I had seen first from Laura Ashley it is a pretty white paper with sage, pinks and lavender metallic trees on. I also purchased the design in the fabric and made a large cushion and re-covered the tie backs on the existing curtains to bring them into the theme. The deer cushion was bought complete from Laura Ashley, along with the heart lavender sachets, storage boxes and a future matching duvet cover.

The colours on the wallpaper inspired the background colours of the picture canvases; picking up the white, sage, pale pink, lavender and apricot. I then created five woodland characters a bear, deer, bunny, owl and fox. The canvases were hand painted and placed either side of the window and around the cot. I knew this time round I wanted the picture canvases as my eldest I painted a huge teddy bear mural on her wall and feel there will come a day I will have to paint over that, yet the canvases can be kept or moved to another room in the future.

The woodland height chart and additional deer stickers are from Great Little Trading Co.
 I found a lovely Owl clock from Not On The High which was made by lulabird

Recently I have expanded my products and developed prints that are printed on heavyweight 310gsm Museum grade fine art paper then individually signed and dated. Shown here is the Woodland Picture Prints taken from my original artwork available at and my store at prices start at £20.00 for a mounted print or £40.00 each for the white framed prints shown.

Finally I introduce the new Woodland Owl Picture Print Personalised which I shall be uploading shortly onto the system, this just finishes off the nursery nicely and will be available with a purple, pink or white framed option, priced at £45.00. Now available here

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

New designs launched on website

It has been a busy month of new design requests coming in, which has been fantastic! I've only now had chance to share them with you and upload them to my website and Not On The High Street website; well all bar the pastel orange version of Jungle Pastel Name Canvas, coming soon!

I've had two requests for the Pirate Scene Canvas painted with a girl pirate and not soon after the Football Name Canvas with a girl footballer so these have become new designs for 2011. Both the pirate and the football designs are also available as my new growing print collection:
The Football Name Print is available in the boy and girl designs as a mounted (unframed) option or framed in these beautiful chunky wooden frames in two colourways -green or white.

Pirate Girl Scene Canvas hand painted personalised canvas now available on and

Saturday, 4 June 2011


On a recent trip to France I visited an amazing zoo where you get right up close to the animals. Here I have captured my favourite the giraffe of which is the original inspiration around Lizajdesign! Isn't she beautiful!

Below is some samples of my giraffe work:
Jungle Original giraffe on orange framed print
Jungle Pastel medium name canvas on pastel green

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New Pirate Girl Picture Print Personalised

Since featuring in the Vogue Magazine, April 2011 edition I had been extremely busy and I carry on releasing my original artwork as a new line of prints. Recently I had a request for the Pirate Original design to be a girls name, the customer said the little girl named Grace father was a Captain and she loved boats, ships etc. I have now uploaded the new design so it is available on my website and on notonthehighstreet website. The print can be supplied mounted or as pictured in a gorgeous pink chunky wooden frame, personalised with any name.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Launching soon new products as featured in Vogue Magazine...

The April edition of Vogue Magazine is out this week and featured inside is an example of my new range of products being launched. The magazine is published for sale March 10th and my new range of products will be launched also on March 10th 2011.

Monday, 7 February 2011


Thank you for the follow, congratulations Jenny - email me at to advise what letter canvas you would like for your niece as per details of the Giveaway ending 6th February x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


I recently set up a blog to coincide with my website to give information on updated products, new designs and anything that was happening within Lizajdesign!

The time has come where I am starting to feel a bit lonely so I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY!

The prize is an exclusive LETTER CANVAS hand painted and personalised to your requirements. The size of the Letter Canvas is 8" x 6" (20.3cm x 15.2cm) and would make an ideal gift for a newborn or a little girl or boys birthday.

Examples can be found on my website by clicking on this link. Current designs include boats, jungle, pirate and farm animals; however if you like any of my existing designs I am happy to accommodate!



In order for me to contact you, please leave a comment with your id and allow up to 21 days for your canvas to be painted. UK residents only x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

New Signature 2011

ALL new artwork now produced in 2011 will have my signature signed on the front bottom right in orange:

This change is to update all my products and bring the 'orange' colour throughout which is now found on my website and packaging.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

New Princess Name Canvas

I have finally uploaded the new Princess ladybird design to my website, coming soon to purchase also at Not on the high street. This was a commission from a previous customer who wanted another name canvas for her second daughter but slightly different. She already had the Princess original name canvas in the frog design and requested ladybirds and butterflies. She was thrilled with the result “Hi Liza, Kayleigh's painting has just arrived at it's just a brilliant as Krystal's!!! Thank you so much, I love it. kindest regards Kandyce”.