Monday 31 December 2012

My Top 5!

Good Morning Everyone, 
I can't believe how quickly this week has gone! Emma is still full of cold but at least her tummy bug has gone....Tom's got it now!! lol.. 
I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Other than the kids being a bit poorly we've had a lovely relaxing week. I even managed a bit of colouring, but it wasn't too good so it ended up in the bin, so still no card from me. I thought I would join in with Debby's Top 5 cards of 2012. 

It took quite a while to decide, but here they are...
I just really enjoyed doing this little lady from Lili Of the Valley

And one of my favourite sugar Nellies, which might just pop up again in 2013!!

And my favourite little wizard, I love the backing papers in this pad too.
 Another Sugar Nellie. 

I adore Penny Black stamps and struggled to choose one, but settled on this. I just love those little hedgies!!


Well, once the kids are in bed, I'll be seeing in the New Year on my own (if I manage to stay up that long!!lol) as Hubby is at work on night shift! 
Whatever you are doing I hope you all have a lovely time and I would like to wish you all the best for 2013.
                                         HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Lorraine x

Monday 24 December 2012

My 5 favourite Christmas cards

Hello Everyone, 
It's Christmas Eve....the kids are so excited, I don't think they'll sleep tonight!! Emma's now come down with a horrible cold an top of the tummy bug but hopefully she will still enjoy the day tomorrow.

Well I was going to have a card today, but didn't quite get round to it....best laid plans and all that so I thought I'd join in with Debby's top 5 cards.

 I found it quite hard to pick my top 5 but here they are.

I just love this little angel and it's one of the first Christmas stamps I bought. 
 Another favourite! I love the carol singers and my favourite marianne creatable tree and snowflake die

 I had to have a Penny Black hedgy in my top 5!
I was really pleased with the colouring on this image and all the glitter!

This was my most recent card, but I really enjoyed making this. I knew what I wanted to with it as soon as I saw the image.

Well, that's my top 5!!

I would just like to say 'Thank You' for following my little blog over the past year and for all your support and lovely comments on my work.
I hope you all have a very 'Merry Christmas' and a fabulous New Year'

Lorraine x

Saturday 22 December 2012

Jingle Robins at Di's Digi Challenge

Good Morning Everyone.
It's the weekend and the kids have finished school and it only 3 more sleeps until the big fat man with the long white beard comes down the chimney!!  My little Emma finished school a day early due a nasty tummy bug....oh dear!!

Anyway, as it's Saturday we have a brand new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight our theme is......

                                                  CHRISTMAS

I've used one of Di's Digi's called 'Jingle Robins' for today's card. I love this image so I'm sure you'll be seeing it again!
I've coloured the robins with promarkers and then cut them out and added lots of glitter.
I made the background from Craft Creations paper and Marianne creatables trees.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Ribbon Carousel with a fabulous prize for one lucky winner. If you use one of Di's digi images you will be entered into a second draw, with a prize of two of Di's images...how fab is that!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas (2nd entry)
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter
Crafts and Me - Winter Wonderland
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper shelter - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments. Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Friday 21 December 2012

Moonlight Wishes at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning Everyone, 
We have a brand new challenge starting over at Winter Wonderland today. This weeks theme is.....

                                  WISH UPON A STAR

I've used Moonlight Wishes from LOTV for today's card. I was lucky enough to win this stamp and a couple of others from the lovely Dena at Dena's Stamping Corner - Thank you Dena!
I've coloured her with my promarkers, and cut her out!


I think the background papers are from Craft Creations. The dies are both from Memory Box, Star of Wonder and I finished off with  bit of ribbon.

I hope you can join our last challenge of the year. This week we have two fantastic sponsors!
Our first sponsor is Delicious Doodles who are offering 4 digi images to 1 lucky winner.


Our second sponsor is Sassy Studio Design who are also offering 4 digi images to our 2nd winner.



If you're stuck for inspiration, check out my fab teammates, there's some fabulous cards.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lilies Little Fairies - Something New (the stamp)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Merry Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Ribbon or Lace (ribbon)
Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.

Lorraine x

Wednesday 19 December 2012

A little Announcement!

Good Evening Everyone,
I have a little bit of news to tell..... I'm really excited to be joining the ......
                            Joanna Sheen Design Team!!!! 

My first challenge will be on the 13th January next year. I'm so excited to be part of this fabulous team.  
Thank you for having me ladies!


Lorraine x

Hanging Around : I ♥ ProMarkers

Good Morning everyone
It's Wednesday and that means another challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
This week the challenge is. . . . . 

                            ANYTHING BUT SQUARE

I've used 'Hanging around' from LOTV for today's easel card. 


I've coloured the image with my promarkers and then cut him out and mounted him onto craft creation 'sky' paper.
I've used a Marianne Creatable Fence die, and tree dies. The dragonfly and clouds are Memory Box dies.

I finished off with a bit of card candy.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Marianne Designs.

Don't forget you must use Promarkers, flex markers and or tria markers on your project to be eligible for the draw. This challenge will run for two weeks so there's plenty of time to get your entry in!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments.
(you can find my blogversary candy HERE!)
Lorraine x

Monday 17 December 2012

Season of Sharing

Good Morning, 
Sorry I  haven't been about much over the weekend. Things just took over a bit but I will try and catch up with you all over the next few days.
Just a quick card to share today...I think Mr Mojo has gone on his Christmas hols!!
It's a penny Black stamp called 'Season of Sharing'
I've coloured with my promarkers and added lots of glitter. 
The background papers are Dovecraft.
I've added a few Marianne Creatable trees in the background and some Marianne Creatables snowflakes.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Your Favourite (Marianne Creatable Tree die, and snowfalkes!)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Glitter and Sparkle
ABC Christmas - Your Favourite Punch/Die (Marianne Creatable tree and snowflakes!)

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and fro all your lovely comments. Thanks
Lorraine x

Thursday 13 December 2012

tree

Good Morning Everyone, 
well, I'm finally starting to feel a little bit better! It's another quick card from me today. I still have so much to do before Christmas, I'm just not organised at all this year.
Emma's nativity play was fabulous yesterday. I really enjoyed it. They did 'Around the World to Bethlehem' and Emma played a Brazilian Dancer!


I found this Forever Friends stamp at the back of a drawer, totally unloved so I thought I'd give it a go! I've coloured him with my promarkers and added a bit of red ribbon.
I added the sentiment stamp and then wished I hadn't! I'm not quite sure it looks right....too late now!lol

I's like to enter the following challenges:-
Stamping Sensations - Tree Mendous
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Merry Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Happy
Reddy Teddy Go - Clean and Simple
Crafts and Me - No Blue s Allowed

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments and encouragement. I really appreciate them.
Lorraine x

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Boy Sledging

Good morning everyone, 
It's Wednesday and that means another challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers. This week the challenge is....

                                        ONE FOR THE BOYS

I've used 'Boy Sledging' from Lili of the Valley for today's card.
I've coloured with my promarkers, and added lots of glitter! The background papers are also from LOTV.
I've used an oval scallaped spellbinders nestie, 3 Marianne creatable trees and 3 Marianne Creatables snowflakes.
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you must use ProMarkers, Flex markers and or Tria Markers on your project. This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lili of the Valley - Use 3 die cuts/punches
Mariannes Design Divas - Gentlemens Hour
Stampin for the weekend - Let it snow
Totally Papercrafts - for the Boys
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Dies and punches
Totally Gorjuss - Oh no! Snow
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas/Winter
Papertake Weekly - Snow White
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Snowflakes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Let it Snow

I hope you all have a lovely Wednesday, I'm going to see Emma in her nativity play at school this afternoon. I'm looking forward to that.
Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Monday 10 December 2012

Jolly xmas Kitty

Good Morning, 
I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I've still got the lurgy...it just doesn't want to go! I've almost lost my voice now, although some people in this house think that's a good thing!! 
I've used Penny Blacks 'Jolly Xmas Kitty' for today's card.

I've coloured him with my promarkers and added lots of glitter to his hat. I also added glitter all around the edge of the card.
I added some sentiment tags from LOTV and ribbon from my stash. I finished with a few red pearls fro holly berries!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Glitter and Sparkle
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - A button or bow (2nd entry)
The ribbon Girl Challenge - Christmas
Little Clares - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas

Thank you for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them.
Lorraine x

Saturday 8 December 2012

Christmas Cheers!

Good Morning
It's the weekend, yay!!  Well I'm still full of cold and now have a horrible cough to match and I 'm supposed to be doing the school fair today! 
We have a brand new challenge starting at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnight we want to see........
    CHRISTMAS PROJECTS : ANYTHING BUT A CARD

We are sponsored by Robyns Fetish with a fabulous prize fro one lucky winner. There is a second prize draw for anyone who enters the challnege using one of Di's images. 

Now, don't look too closely at this....it's my first attempt at a candle....and I think I need a lot more practise!!lol
The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is called 'Christmas Cheers'



I coloured it with my promarkers but had no end of trouble trying to colour on tissue paper...any tips would be most gratefully received! Also how do you get the glitter to show up??
Anyway I finished off with a magnolia lace die and a bit of ribbon. I quite enjoyed this challenge and have already had a go at a couple more.....I might show you before Christmas!! lol

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Bingo (Glitter, Free(ribbon) Red)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter


Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Have a lovely weekend. 
Lorraine x

Friday 7 December 2012

Ted's Teddy Snowman at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning,
We have a brand new challenge at Winter Wonderland starting today. This week the theme is.....
                                        RED AND BLUE
We are sponsored by 

                                                
  and

who are each giving away a £10 voucher so two lucky prizewinners this week.
I've used 'Ted's Teddy Snowman' from Di's Digi Downloads for toady's card. (Sorry another poor photo, I'll try and get a better one, then edit this post!)
I've coloured them with promarkers and the background paper is from a LOTV pad.

The snowflakes are a Marianne Creatables die, covered with glitter and I finished off with a computer generated sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
By the Cute and Girlies - Red, White and Blue
Crafty Sentiments - Snowmen
Simon says Stamp - Snowflakes
Crafty Creations - Winter Scene
Divas by Design - Let it snow
Charizma Cardz - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them
Lorraine x

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas Angels - Praying

Good morning everyone, 
It's Wednesday and that means a brand new challenge over aI ♥ ProMarkers.  This week our theme is .......
                                                          ANYTHING GOES

and we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili Of the Valley with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner.
Don't forget you must use ProMarkers, Tria Markers and or FlexMarkers on your project to be eligible for the prize draw.

I've used Christmas Angels - Praying for today's card.
I've coloured her with my promarkers, and added lots of glitter to her wings.
The background papers are from Nit Wits. The poinsettia is a Marianne Creatables die and I finished off with some ribbon from my stash.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Lillies Little Fairies - Pastel Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Make it Girlie
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments. I'm still full of cold so I've scheduled this post and I'll hopefully be round to visit you later.
Lorraine x

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Christmas robin

Hello Everyone, 
Well, I'm absolutely full of cold and have so much to do....but don't feel like doing any of it!! So here is a card I made last week for the Christmas Challenge at Craft Creations.

This is an 8" easel card. The decoupage, is a die cut sheet from Craft Creations called Robin on Flower Pot.
The backing papers are also from Craft Creations, 'snowflakes on blue' and 'random pale blue'. 
I've used Marianne creatables die for the tree, fence and snowflakes, and my spellbinders edgeability die for the border.
I finished off with a bit of ribbon from my stash and some pearls.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Monday 3 December 2012

Without Words Challenge 4

Good morning Everyone, 
I hope you had a good weekend? The first Monday of the month now means a brand new challenge over at Without Words. This month we have some very exciting news for you....we now have been joined by some fabulous sponsers!!
This months challenge is....

                                      MONOCHROME CHRISTMAS

and we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis, with a prize of 2 digi images for one lucky winner!

The DT were given his images for this challenge and I've used  'Night Before Christmas Santa' for today's card.
I've coloured him with my promarkers, and added lots of glitter. The sentiment is a transfer.


Don't forget to enter this challenge your card must be Clean and Simple, with little or no embellishments!! 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Charizma Cardz - Christmas with no Green, gold or red
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Glitter
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Sunday 2 December 2012

Christmas Friends

Good Morning
There's a new challenge starting over at Penny Black and More  today, and I was really chuffed to be asked to be GDT for this month. It's a really easy challenge too.....

                                                   IT'S YOUR CHOICE

Pop over to the Penny Black and More Blog to check out the fabulous prizes and the challenge rules, not forgetting the gorgeous cards from the Design Team too!

I used the Christmas Friends transparent set from Penny Black for today's card.
I've coloured them with my promarkers and the background papers are from Dovecraft. I've edged all the layers with glitter, there's quite a lot on here but the photo doesn't show it too well....my hair did at the time!!
The poinsettia is a Marianne creatable die finished of with a pearl in the centre. The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment tags are from LOTV.

I would like to say a BIG Thank You to Brenda and the Penny Black and More Design Team for having me this month.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Glitter and Sparkle
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - A button or a Bow
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Sweet Stamps - Cold and Snowy
Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle
The Paper Shelter -Christmas is coming
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Ribbon and Snowflakes

Thanks for visiting my little blog this December and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x


Thursday 29 November 2012

Mulberry Wood - Love You!

Hello Everyone, 
I finally managed to get a bit of my Christmas shopping done this morning!! Yay! I'm usually all done and dusted by now, so I feel really behind with it all!

I've used 'Mulberry Wood - Love you ' - Everyday rubber stamp  from Crafters Companion for todays card.  
I've coloured the image with my promarkers. The background papers are from NitWits.
I followed the fab sketch over at Papertake weekly.
I used my Joy!crafts die for the flowers, a Magnolia lace die and a bit of ribbon from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Flowers
Crafters Companion - Favourite Colour Combination (Purple/lilac and white)
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Anything but Christmas
Fab n Funky - Three (Flowers or papers)

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them.
Lorraine x



Wednesday 28 November 2012

Saucer Head!!

Good morning Everyone, 
It's Wednesday and that means another challenge at I♥Promarkers. It's a really easy one this week......
                                                     ANYTHING GOES!
We also have a brand new sponsor, Dr Digi, who is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images. Some of the DT were given his images to use.  I've used 'Saucer Head' for today's card.
I've coloured with him with my promarkers. The background papers are a mix of scraps from my box. The red swirl patterned paper is Craft Creations. the yellow stripes and blue papers are echo park- a boys life and I've no idea where the dark starry paper is from!
I finished off with 3 die cut stars.

Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you must use ProMarkers, Tria Markers and or Flexmarkers on your project.

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Ribbon Girl Giveaway!



Good morning!

Have you seen the fantastic giveaway over at The Ribbon Girl. All you have to do is, be a follower, leave a comment and mention it on your blog! 

Here's a list of what they are giving away and the link...HERE

Bag of ten 13mm rusty jingly bells
1 metre 70mm soft hessian mesh
1 metre of 50mm soft hessian mesh
1 metre of 25mm natural cotton twill tape
1 metre of 10mm red square check rustic ribbon
1 metre of brown tea dyed cotton ribbon
1 ten metre bundle of natural button twine
1 piece of cheesecloth fabric

Lorraine x

Monday 26 November 2012

Little Ivy

Hello Everyone, 
Just a very quick card today...I'm supposed to be cleaning the house!!  This is 'Little Ivy' from Lili of the Valley.
Ooops! Another wonky photo...will have to sack the photographer!!
I've coloured her with my promarkers and the background papers are from Nit Wits.
(The photographer has got glitter on her face! (the angels face, not mine...well only a bit!)
The poinsettia is a Marianne creatable die and I finished off with a few pearls and lots of glitter!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lillies Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - For Someone Special- Granddaughter
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only
Love to Create - Non Traditional Christmas colours
Incy Wincy Designs - Magical/Mystical (Angel)

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x
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