Sunday, 23 December 2012

Snowy Christmas....

Hi everyone, I'm sorry that I haven't been around for a wee while I haven't been very well these last few days and have been trying to catch up with the last minute preparations for christmas. Hope you are all well and enjoying the festivities. 
This is our last challenge of the year over at That Craft Place and the challenge is "Snowy Xmas" and this is my DT card

To make this card I've used the following : 6x6 scalloped white card, brown bazzill, snowy printed craft card, brown organza ribbon, silver snowflake charm and white flatbacked pearls all of which can be purchased from That Craft Place Shop where you can also buy the spellbinders dies that I've used to make the poinsettia flowers and also the flatbacked bling gem I've used in the centre of the bow

                                        To colour this cute image of Magnolia Tilda I've used promarkers and flexmarkers 

Why don't you pop on over to our challenge blog where you will see what our lovely talented ladies on the DT have created to help inspire you , we really would love to see your creations

Well this is probably going to be my last post now until after christmas so I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful christmas and best wishes for 2013 and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. 

                                                                  Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

And Now For Something Different....

Hi everyone, 
Just a very quick little blog from me today. This is a card that I made last night and I thought I should maybe make something for the fella's which is not something I do very often hence my heading "And Now For Something Different" 

To make this card I've used the following :-
6x6 scalloped white card, black card, Authentique 6x6 peaceful design papers, silver mirri, black satin edge organza ribbon, silver chain, 18 charm and football charm, black flatbacked pearls, Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink, Ranger glossy accents and LOTV cute little topper

In this photo I have tried to get a close up of the football where I've added some glossy accents to try and give the picture a little more depth unfortunately my my camera is very old (its that old its steam powered lol) but hopefully you can still see it.

 I really hope that you all like it and I would like to thank everyone who left comments for my last card they were wonderful, you are all stars each and everyone of you 
                                                             Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Bathtime Bliss....

Hi everyone,

                    I hope you all had a wonderful weekend....  I spent my weekend tidying my craft area and tried (unsuccessfully) to sort my crafting supply's into things to keep and that I'll use and things to get rid of that I'll probably never use, but as you all know it's nearly an impossible task for us crafter's to do, I even tried telling myself that I wasn't just getting rid of things but making room for all the lovely goodies that santa will be bringing on christmas morning but it was no use I've just ended up moving things around again, I think maybe next Christmas I will ask santa if I'm especially good (fingers & toes crossed) if he could bring me a lovely big shiny new craftroom lol.

This is a card that I made yesterday after I'd finished having my sort out....

To make this card I have used the following
6x6 scalloped white card, bazzill basics, Papermania 6x6 designstax by Lucy Cromwell papers, lilac organza ribbon, white machine cut frame, mulberry pape blooms and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

 large flatbacked lilac pearls from Martha Stewart Crafts, small flatbacked lilac pearls from my stash, glamour dust, liquid pearls, stardust stickles, handmade lilac beaded charm, silver heart charm, a fimo heart that I made and last but not least the gorgeous little Forever Friends Topper.

                                                                  I hope you like my card 

                         I'm now off to do some last minute Christmas shopping and I'll catch you all later.

                                                                  Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Sunday, 9 December 2012

That Craft Place Challenge...

Hi everyone,
It's that time again for our challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge where our theme this time is a Recipe Challenge which consists of  2 x papers, 3 x colours (not including skin tones), and 4 x embellishments 

To make my card I have used a black A5 card, Printed Vellum, Black Satin & Organza Ribbon, Distressed Silver Heart Charm, Clear AB Flat Back Gems, and Butterfly which was punched out of Authentic 6x6 Pad all of which can be found at That Craft Place 

 I have also used a Black Filigree Machine Cut Frame and of course my Pro markers and Flex markers to colour this stamped image of Betty.

The butterfly was punched out of a 6 x 6 sheet of Design Paper from the Authentic Pad and I then coloured it using my Pro markers to tie it in with the Red used for the Betty Image

Why don't you pop over to That Craft Place Challenge Blog and take a look at what all our talented DT ladies have done to help inspire you, we really would love to see you.

                                                           Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Thursday, 6 December 2012

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge.....

Christmas Card Challenge

Hi everybody,

Well I'm almost ready for the big day itself, I've only a few more stocking fillers to get and of course the food & drink shop still to do.
It's snowing and very cold Brrr here on the north east coast but I'm toasty warm and have spent the last few days wrapping gifts and putting up the Christmas Tree.
I've also made my very first card for the Forever Friends Monthly DT

To make this card I've used the following
6x6 white scalloped card, bazzill bling, neighbourwood design papers, tim holtz dusty concord distress ink, glass micro beads, ranger liquid pearls, glamour dust, amethyst organza ribbon, large fancy ivory flat backed pearl, purple flat backed gems, the sentiment was from my stash and of course my ever so cute little Forever Friends topper

This is a close up of the die cut mat that I coloured using the tim holtz dusty concord distress ink, I then covered it in clear glass micro beads to give it a frosty look,

I've really loved making this card and these ever so cute little bears are a real joy to work with.

Why don't you pop on over to the Forever Friends Challenge Blog to see what our very talented DT ladies have made, we would love to see you and the prizes this month are fabby too

We have been joined by the fabulous Di's Digi Downloads who are sponsoring the Randomly Selected Winners Draw where one lucky crafter will recieve a $10 voucher to spend in the web-store

And our second sponsor is the wonderful Meljen's Designs who are sponsoring our Forever Friends Draw and are offering 4 Digis of the winners choice from their web-store.

Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Monday, 3 December 2012

I have some really great news to share with you all......

I really don't know how I've managed to keep this news to myself this long but now it's been officially announced I can now tell you all that I have been invited to join the Forever Friends Monthly DT....
to say that I'm thrilled to bits is a huge understatement, I feel like a bottle of pop ready to explode I'm that excited. 
My first creation will be posted here in just a day or two but if you would like to take part in our Monthly Give-Away then just click on this link Forever Friends Monthly Give-Away

I.m off to make the last of my christmas cards now so I'll catch up with you all soon.

                                                               Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Sunday, 25 November 2012

No Squares Allowed...

Hi everybody, its challenge time again over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this time our theme is No Squares Allowed....

So here's what I have made for the challenge, a magnolia tilda calendar and to make this I have used Pink Bazzill Basics Card, White Lace, Vintage Rose Coloured Ribbon, Flat Backed Ivory Pearls, Frosted Lace Stickles, Mulberry Paper Roses and Blooms and calendar tabs all of which can be purchased over at That Craft Place and the Design Paper is a Digi Paper from Nitwits, oh silly me I almost forgot about the White Doily

Magnolia Tilda was coloured using my Promarkers and flexmarkers and I then added a little Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles in Angel Whispers which can also be purchased from That Craft Place

For more ideas and inspiration why don't you pop over to our challenge blog That craft Place Challenge Blog to see what fabby creations our lovely DT girls have done, and we would all really love to see your creations too.

                                                          Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Something For The Tree

Hi everyone, I'm sorry I've not blogged as much as I should have lately, I've been ever so busy these last couple of weeks with christmas cards, calendar's & christmas decorations, and well you all know how hard it is trying to fit everything in. I really could do with a little help from Santa's helpers if he can spare a few lol

anyway these are some of the many things i've been busy making

These sweet little Gingerbread Tree Decorations were made using tan coloured felt, Black 4mm Glass Beads, Wooden Hearts, 10mm Black tartan Ribbon, Cream Anchor Embroidery Thread and they were filled with Flame Retardent Toy Stuffing. Oh and I almost forgot Silver Elasticated Thread to hang them.

anyway I'm off to try and get the last batch of these little fella's made up and to make some more christmas cards oh and crackers  I almost forgot the them , I hope you are all having fun and are managing to keep ahead of the game so's to speak. 

                                                               Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Good morning everyone, This fortnights challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog where the theme is remembrance day using reds.

To make my card I have used a black A5 card for my base, red bazzill basics, gold satin miri, black satin ribbon, red card candy and Tim Holtz distress ink all of which can be found at That Craft Place the papers I have used were freebies from inside a magazine and I have just aged them with the Tim Holtz distress ink, the poppy decoupage was also a freebie from the same craft magazine and I aged that too to help take away the starkness of the white background.

I'm off to go try and catch up on a few Christmas cards and try out a couple of new stamps that arrived yesterday.

                                                          Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Sunday, 28 October 2012

tic tac toe 

Good morning everyone, I hope you've all remembered to put your clocks back an hour, unlike me I forgot completely and was awake, up and ready at 7am but of course it wasn't 7am but 6am silly me lol 
anyway its that time again, its time for our fortnightly challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this time the Challenge is Tic Tac Toe and what we would like you to do is use either a horizontal or a vertical line for your cards or creations

                        to help you get started here's my card for inspiration and the line i've chosen is Gems, Ribbon,Sentiment

and for this card i've use the following, 6x6 white card, molly blooms design papers, corrugated craft card, craft card, bazzill, gold satin card, neenah solar white card, burgundy stain ribbon, gold satin ribbon, hessian ribbon, flat backed pearls, promarkers and flexmarkers, Tim Holtz distress ink and ranger glossy accents which can all be bought from Lisa at That Craft Place the mulberry roses, blooms, holly leaves and stamens were from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gold bell charm and gold bead cap were from my own little crafty stash.

The  gorgeous image is a saurated canary one that i've coloured using promarkers, flexmarkers, glamour dust  and a touch of glossy accents for her eyes, lips and buttons. I've also used Tim Holtz Distress ink and tool to help create a vintage look to the card.

                              This fortnights challenge is sponsored by That Craft Place.
We look forward to seeing you there so please pop over and see what our lovely ladies on the design team have created to help inspire you.

                                                                              Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx 
Friday, 26 October 2012

Butterfly Baby

Hi everyone, I've finally been able to sit an get down to some crafting woohoo (does a little happy dance) after a busy week trying to get the house ready for christmas, so after a few licks of paint here and there and all of my kitchen cupboards emptied, cleaned and all put back (well almost everything apart for the clutter that  I seem to have collected over this past year lol) I have managed to make a couple of cards.

This card was made using the gorgeously cute Saturated Canary Digi Stamp called Butterfly Baby 
the design papers I've used are Heltz Cuppleditch Neighbourwood 6x6 papers which are scrummy and flittered ( I just love them ). I've also used Bazzill Basics, Silver Mirri, 6x6 White Scalloped Card, Guipure Lace, Aqua Satin Ribbon, Handmade Pink Flower, Die cut Button, Flatbacked Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents.

To colour this little cutie I have used Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I've also added a little Ranger Glossy Accents to this little cuties eyes and lips which hopefully you can just about see in this picture below (I really do hope Santa Claus is going to be kind to me this year and bring me a lovely shiny new camera lol)

 And this next picture is a close up of the stunning flittered butterfly papers from Heltz Cuppleditch's Neighbourwood collection 

Oops silly me I forgot to mention that I've also used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and distressing tool to help soften the edges of the topper and take away some of the starkness of the white Neenah  Solar White Card that the butterfly baby's image was stamped on. 

Oh well time for me to go and try and get creative in the kitchen (cooking just isn't my thing lol) and go rustle up something for tea for my very very patient OH and son.

It is always lovely to read your comments and to hear what you think about my cards and other crafty things, also if you have any questions just pop them in the comments box and I'll try to answer all 

                                                                                    Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Geisha Aimi....

Hi everyone,  the sun is shining down on us here in the north east and what a beautiful autumn morning it is. Today's card was made using LOTV's  Aimi with lantern, she's such a cutie 

To make this card I've used  a 6x6 white scalloped card, Bazzill Basics card, First Edition Dreamcatcher Desisgner papers (these papers are to die for), A White Square Doily, Lilac Satin & Organza Ribbon, Lilac Jute Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Rose buds, Roses & Cherry Blossom Blooms from WOC, Punched Leaves & Butterflies, Hunkydory Glitter, Blue Wire, Pearls and One of my handmade Cameo's that I made Yesterday.

This photo is a close up of the Cameo that I made and also of the Japanese word that I wrote (this was about the 10th attempt lol) which says Happiness,

These are some of the cameo embillies that I made a few nights ago, I've got to say making these is quite addictive lol

I'm off now to catch up on a couple of DT challange's that I really need to get done and I really hope that you like this card. 

                                                                        Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Halloween Hop

Its our first blog hop over at 
The theme is 
Halloween ...
Show us your spooky makes and 
creepy cards 

The hop is a little different 
but we know you can do it...

Here is my card 
make sure you hop along to be in with the chance to win 

Here is our Blog Hop 
List ...
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As you can see there is a few thing for you to do !!!
Hop along and make sure you become a follower for our shop blog
and make sure you come and join us over at facebook

The Prize's are brilliant

1st £30
2nd £20
3rd £15
4th £10
5th £5
to be spent at That Craft Place Shop

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Boobie Love

hi everyone, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend, I had a fab time yesterday at the GNPE Harrogate and came home with loads and loads of crafting goodies (I also came home penniless too lol) and I'm still trying to find somewhere to put it all :o)

Today's card is one that I made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she's a Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary and she's called Boobie Love and I think she's fab.

To make this card I've used:- a white 6x6 scalloped card, bazzill basics, papers from dovecraft princess fairytale, silver mirri, pink grosgrain ribbon, a pink handmade flower, a white heart embellishment that I made a few days ago, a silver filigree corner from WOC, some pearls, glossy accents and some ranger stickles.

To colour Boobie Love I have used my promarkers and flex markers and I've also added a little glossy accents to her eyes, lips and nail polish.

This is a close up of the ribbon detail and the white heart embellishment that I made a few days ago

Well I really do need to get busy and start to put all my lovely new crafty things away and then maybe I will be able to see my craft desk ;o) lol

                                                         Huge Hugs, Lorraine xXx

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Cinders you shall go to the ball....

Morning everyone I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I'm just counting down the days now for the GNPE show at Harrogate on the 6th and 7th OMG I can't wait and I've been saving my pennies like mad lol ;o) 

This Card was made for our Make your own backgrounds challenge over at that craft place challenge blog which is sponsored by crafters companion we would really love to see a background that you've made yourself be it patterned papers you've altered by heat embossing or maybe something that you've made from scratch and if you would like a little inspiration why not pop over to that craft place challenge blog and check out what all our lovely DT girls have done.

This is the card I've made and to make it I've used the following:-
6x6 white scalopped card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Punched Leaves
Mulberry Roses and Blooms from WOC
Hunkydory Glitter
Inkylicious Brushes

I would also like to thank everyone who left comments for my last post it was so nice to hear all your lovely comments, hearing what you all think really does make crafting all the more worthwhile if you know what I mean lol :o)

                                                                        Hugr Hugs, Lorraine xXx
Monday, 24 September 2012

white on white

White on White

Hi everyone, 
                  hope you have all had a lovely weekend, well I have been having fun creating my own cameo embellishments from some moulds that I borrowed from my mum and I tried air dry clay but wasn't too impressed with the results that I got so I then tried Fimo which was a lot better, you will see some of the results at the end of my blog and maybe you could let me know what you think of them.

Now for my card, to make this card I have used a white 6x6 scalloped card, silver mirri, white damask print digi paper, a white spellbinders poinsettia I made , white machine cut flourish frame which I added white flatbacked pearls of various sizes and some white ranger liquid pearls for the smaller pearls, white organza ribbon and pearl brad all of which can be found over at that craft place as can the gorgeous Magnolia Tilda Stamp,the white angel cameo |I made using white glitter fimo and the sentiment was one that i was given from one of my crafty friends.

 This picture I've tried to show the flourish frame with the pearls and liquid pearls oh and the spellbinders poinsettia (I really need a better camera, maybe santa claus will bring me one if I'm a good girl lol)

And this is a close up of the angel cameo embellishment  that I made using the white glitter fimo.

I've coloured the image of Magnolia Tilda using my promarkers and flexmarkers and I've also added some Hunkydory Glitter to make her dress sparkle.

And as promised here's a few of the cameo embellishments that I made, I had loads of fun making these and I'm now waiting for Mr Postie to bring me another batch of fimo clays and moulds so that I can play some more. I would love to hear from you so please pop a comment in the comment box to let me know what you think. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :- 
                                                                               Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
                                                                               365 Cards Challenge

                                                                        Huge Hugs Lorraine xXx