Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sneaky Peek # 2

Just For You .... Bamboo

Hi everyone, so yesterday we introduced you to our cute little Panda BAMBOO, do you love him as much as we all do, if your fab comments are anything to go by you do and I really think this super cute little guy is sure to be a sell out on March 5th so be sure to grab your "Party Paws CD Rom"  Pick of the Day on Ideal World brought to you from Crafters Companion 

               To make this card I used the following :-

                    White scalloped card, gorgeous design papers from the Party Paws CD Rom,
                    Super cute BAMBOO Topper and Sentiment from the Party Paws CD Rom,
 Pale green satin ribbon, Pale lemon Fancy Frame from my stash,
Flat backed green pearls and Stickles.

                  Hope you're loving the sneaky peeks of this gorgeous little fella and I will see you all soon.

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx

                                         My Liebster Blog Award

Well, what a fantastic surprise!
I have just popped on to check out blogland
and I have been lucky enough to be awarded a Liebster award
by my fellow crafter, Jan - please check out her fabulous blog at

The Liebster award is given to 5 blogs that you visit regularly,
that inspire you, but they must have less than 200 followers.
It is designed to get people to visit, comment and hopefully 
follownew blogs that they probably wouldn't know about normally.
So here are 5 blogs I visit regularly,
thank you ladies for the fun and inspiration you give me.
Please snag your badge and display it proudly on your blogs.

My Choice of 5 is...

               Chris -

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Sneaky Peek # 1

Cute And Cuddly...

Hi everyone, I'm really sorry that I've not been around blogland as much as I would have liked lately, things have really been quite hectic here at Craftylollea's, but I've finally got everything sorted out not and I'm finally on top of everything ....well I think I am lol,

Anyway I'm back with a sneaky little peek of  BAMBOO and he is the FABULOUS and very new up and coming range from Crafters Companion called Party Paws and I think you'll agree he's absolutely adorable.

Party Paws will be launching on Ideal World  as the Pick Of The Day on the 5th of March...I'm so excited I could burst.

This is Floral Delights and to colour Bamboo I've use Spectrum Noir Pens, the fab paper is one of many from the Party Paws  CD Rom which is absolutely crammed full of lushness and I think has to be my favorite Crafters Companion CD Rom of all time. I've also used Co'redinations,organza ribbon, mulberry roses, blooms and leaves, flat backed pearls, glamour dust and a pearl embellishment I made for the centre of my bow.

Isn't Bamboo just adorable?
To see more of BAMBOO please pop over and visit the other Crafters Companion DT girls blogs to see more fabulous inspiration using Party Paws.

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx


Friday, 15 February 2013

Thinking of You.....

Hi everyone, I hope that you are all a little more organised than me, since I had my sort out I seem to have mislaid my beloved whimsy corner die, I don't know how I've managed to lose it because all my other dies are all together, I just hope that I haven't thrown it away during my sort out because its my favorite corner die.
Anyway onto tonights post....this is a card that I made this morning.

To make this card I've used the following :-
White 6x6 scalloped card
6x6 First Edition Papers "Up, Up And Away"
Green Organza Ribbon
Martha Stewart Punch
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Stardust Stickles
Handmade Flower Charm
Handmade Beaded Droplet
Handmade Flower
Green Glass Gems

The image is a Moxie Girl and I've coloured her using my Promarkers and Flexmarkers
I've also added a little Glossy Accents to her eyes, lips and shoes for a little extra dimmension

And this is a close up of the gorgeous First Edition Papers which are flittered and also 
of the silver and pearl flower embellishment and beaded droplet that I made.

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges :-

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My Fabulous News....

Hi everyone, Well what a wonderful start to my week, I am so So SO excited to have been asked be Leann Chivers to become a Crafters Companion DT member Woohoo :) of course I replied with a huge" YES PLEASE Leann."

  And as if that wasn't fantasic enough, I was also asked by Kobie to become a Hobbycutz DT member too  Woohoo :) and of course I replied once again with another huge" YES PLEASE Kobie."

 I still can't quite believe it and I'm still pinching myself. What a lucky lucky girl I am to be joining both of  these fabulous teams, and a big BIG thank you to Leann and Kobie for giving me the opportunity.

                                                                        Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx


Hi everyone, It's freezing cold here on the north east coast today, I've battened down the hatches and I'm hugging my hottie bottle and I hope you are all keeping yourselves warm today.
Today's post is another card that I've made using the beautiful "Isobel Stamp" from the Angelica & Friends range from Crafters Companion

To make this card I have used the following :-
A white scalloped 6x6 card
Blue organza ribbon
blue braid
silver miri
Ranger Stardust Stickles
Glamour dust
Ranger Glossy Accents
Blue, Pink & White Mulberry Roses, Rosebuds & Lilly 
and Pearl stamens & sprays from WOC
Large silver beadcap & large flatback pearl
Small flatback pearls
First Edition 6x6 Design Papers
Pale pink Core'dinations,Spectrum Noir pens,Design papers from the Anabelle & Friends CD ROM and
Isobel Stamp all of which are from Crafters Companion
Promarkers & Flexmarkers

To colour cute little Isobel I've used Spectrum Noir pens for her dress, the hat box and her crown and I've also used my Promarkers & Flexmarkers for her Skin and Hair because I've not yet got these colours in the Spectrum Noirs as yet but am slowly building my collection of them

This is a close up of the braid and silver beadcap and pearl flower embellishment that I made to top the bow off

I would like to thank all my fab followers for all the lovely comments that you have been leaving for me, I really appreciate each and every one of them and I really enjoy reading them all :)

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentines Card

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm so sorry that this is going to be yet another quick post from me today but all will be revealed over the next few days (don't you just love a mystery lol)
Today's card is a Valentine's Day Card that I made yesterday, It's my idea of a CAS card, because as most of you will have noticed by now I do sort of tend to go a little mad with the embellishmentsl lol

to make this card I used the following :- 

Cream 6x6 scalloped card
Bazzill basics
cream 25mm stain ribbon
gold satin card
cream frame (which was given to me from a friend)
Forever Friends Topper 
Ranger glossy accents
cream flat backed pearls
and a Fimo heart that I made then painted with Ranger liquid pearls

This is a close up of the super cute Forever Friends Topper and Frame

And this is a close up of the Fimo heart embellishment I made

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

I really hope that you like this card 

Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx
Friday, 8 February 2013

Yippee....Angelica's Here

Yippee....Angelica's Here

Hi everyone, I hope you're all looking forward to the weekend, I am for sure because my Angelica and friends 4 day deal has arrived and I'll be able to have a play with the CD ROM and also the fab stamps :) which leads me on to today's post, this is my first card made using one of the beautiful toppers that come in the kit.

To make this card I've used the following :-

5x5 whitw scalloped card
purple bazzill basics
6x6 first edition design papers
25mm green organza ribbon
mulberry leaves, roses, rosebuds,and lily (all of which are from wild orchid crafts)
as are the white pearl stamens & crown pearl hatpin
lavender flatbacked pearls
ranger stardust stickles
silver toadstool charm and a handmade purple pearl charm
corner punch
butterfly punch
sentiment from my own little stash

This picture is a close up of the super cute topper from crafters companion 4 day deal and also of the blooms which I've added stardust stickles to for a little extra fairy magic.

And this picture is a close up of the cute little toadstool charm and also the handmade purple pearl beaded charm also one of the little butterflies that I glittered up with the stardust stickles.

I hope that you like it because I loved making this and I'm so looking forward to playing with the rest of the kit over the weekend :) 

                                                                            Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013



Good Morning everyone, Hope you're all well and keeping warm and toastie, oh how I wish that summer was here well I really think we're about due a good summer this year after the last couple which were a bit of a washout :( never mind the nights are starting to get longer Yippee which I'm pleased about because I really don't like the dark nights.

Anyway here's the card that I made yesterday using another fab SC digi stamp which is called "Find The Silver Lining"

To make this card I've used the following :-

A cream 6x6 scalloped card, bazzill basics, first edition design papers, peach organza ribbon, aqua mulberry paper bloom and aqua rose both of which are from WOC as is the large flat backed ivory pearl, ivory flat backed pearls, glamour dust, ranger glossy accents and 3 x white heart embellies that I made a little while ago.

Sorry this was yet another quick blog from me but I'm away off out AGAIN today shopping  but not crafty this time, but food shopping :(  which if my cupboards were not as bare as old mother hubards then I really wouldn't be going lol :)

Hope that you all have a lovely day.

                                                                                       Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx
Monday, 4 February 2013

It's A Boy

It's A Boy.....

Hi everyone,  thank you for all the lovely comments that you left for me on my last post I really do appreciate them all and it's so nice to see that my little baby blog is growing bigger & bigger by the day :) 
I had a lovely day out Crafty shopping with my mam on Saturday and as you will have probably guessed I came home fully laden with lots & lots of lovely crafty goodies, and I will pop a picture on my blog for you just as soon as I take a photo of it all.

This is the baby card that I made for my sons friend.

To make this card I have used the following :- 
A white 6x6 scalloped card, bazzill basics, pale blue spotty paper (not sure where this is from), martha stewart punch, pale blue satin "It's a Boy" Ribbon, flatback pearls from WOC, silver teddy bear charm, and a cute little topper from a friend.

I'm off now to try and find a replacement for one of my Martha Stewart punches :( because one of them has decided to have a breakdown and is now in 2 pieces :( and it's one of my favorites so Lorraine's not a happy bunny lol, It's just a shame it hadn't happened before my crafty shopping trip isn't it? 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

Bunny Zoe's Anything Goes Challenge
Lady Anne's Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenge :- Pastel
Crafty Bloggers Network :- Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Boots:- Blue and White Challenge
Digi Darla's :- Your Style Challenge
Love To Create :- Celebrate Challenge
Make It Monday :- Always Anything Goes Challenge
My Grafico Crafts :- Anything Goes Challenge
Paperplaytime :- Border Punches Challenge
Whoopsie Daisy :- Ribbon/Lace Challenge

                                                                      Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx
Saturday, 2 February 2013

Boogie Woogie....

Morning everyone, I hope you're all well and keeping toastie warm. I'm sorry but this is going to be a quick post from me today because I'm going to be pretty busy this weekend and unfortunately this is going to be the only chance I have to update my blog, on the plus side I'm off out shopping with my mam this morning but not just any old shopping CRAFT SHOPPING whoop whoop :) 

To make this card I've used the following :-
white 6x6 scalloped card, bazzill basics, First Edition "Up Up And Away" 6x6 design papers, green grosgrain ribbon, ranger glossy accents, marianne corner die, green glass gems and silver charms.

To colour this fab Kenny K "Boogie Down" digi stamp I've used my promarkers and flexmarkers and I've also added ranger glossy accents to her lips and eyes for added dimension.

This is a close up picture of the gorgeous "First Edition Up Up And Away" design papers and also of the cute little silver dude charm. I really hope that you like her :) and I hope you all have a fab weekend.

                                                               I'd like to enter this into the following Challenges :-
                                                               Just Some Lines- Add A Charm Challenge
                                                              The Craftyhands- Spring Colours Challenge
                                                              One Stop Craft- Anything Goes Challenge
                                                              Catch The Bug- Anything Goes Challenge
                                                              Kraftin Kimmie- Add Some Texture Challenge
                                                              365cards- Colour Like Crazy Challenge
                                                              Chocolate, Coffee & Card- Rock On Challenge
                                                              Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes Challenge
                                                              Joanna Sheen - 3, 2, 1 Challenge


                                                                                      Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx