Sunday 30 September 2012

Baby Balnket

Good Morning Everyone, 
Last Friday morning my lovely Hubby drove all the way to Leeds so that I could visit the LOTV shop and I have to say ... it's GORGEOUS!! The rooms are very bright, there's a lovely atmosphere  and it's bursting with crafty stash!
I met the lovely Anne and the fabulous Dawny P too! I also had the best carrot cake I've had in ages!! lol
I bought one or two new stamps, two or three pads of paper and some dies!! I had to keep hold of a few pennies as I'm hoping to go to the Great Northern Papercrafting Extravaganza in Harrogate next week!!
I made today's card with one of the stamps I bought. This is 'Baby Blanket'.
She's coloured with promarkers. Most of you know that I colour quite dark so to keep just a hint of colour was very hard!!

I've used a 'daisy and swirls' embossing folder and finished with a bit of ribbon and some bling from my stash
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lillies Little Fairies Challenge- White with a hint of colour
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

I also bought one of the new little Geisha girl stamps. I'm making a card 'just for fun' with this one but it's taking me longer than I thought!! lol It could be the end of the week before you actually see it!!
Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments. I'll be round to visit you all later!
Lorraine x

Saturday 29 September 2012

Fish AHoy!

Good Morning Everyone,
It's the weekend- Yay!!! We have another fabulous challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight we would like to see
                       ANIMALS ACTING AS HUMANS
We are sponsored by Ribbon Carousel and there's a second prize draw for anyone using one of Di's images! 
I've used Fish AHoy! for todays card.
I've coloured him with my promarkers. The background papers are from Craft creations.

I've used memory box dies for the trees and the clouds, and a Marianne creatable die for the fence.

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Charizma Cardz - For the Guys
Whimsey Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Hooked on craft - Cards for men
Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them
Lorraine x

Friday 28 September 2012

Santa Kai

Good Morning Everyone, 
Well it's here, this is my first DT post for Winter Wonderland..Yay!!! I love christmas cards!! Today, there's a brand new challenge starting and the theme is....
                                                        Baby's 1st Christmas
We are Sponsored by

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who are offering a $15 voucher for their fabulous online store

I've used a Mo Manning image for my Dt card called 'Santa Kai'.
I've coloured him with my promarkers, and added lots of glitter to his hat and coat.
The stars were cut with an x-cut die, and I've finished off with a bit of ribbon and a few pearls from my stash.
I hope you can join in with our challenge this week, the big day will be here before you know it!!  I can't wait to see all your lovely creations.

I'd like to enter the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Santa Claus is coming to town
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Stars
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - For the Love of Sparkle

I have a plumber coming to fix my kitchen taps and then 4 children for tea after school! What a day!! lol
Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments. I love reading them.
Lorraine x


Thursday 27 September 2012

Butterfly Wonder

Good morning everyone, 
This is my final week as GD for the CRAFT Challenge. Thank you very much for having me ladies.
The challenge this week is
                                 HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS
I've used an image from Digi Darla called Butterfly Wonder.
I've coloured her with my promarkers. The background papers are from Nit Wits collection, and I've used a spellbinders edgeability die for the border.
The flowers are made using my Joy!crafts die and some card candi that I've coloured to match. The butterflies are from a Marianne Creatables die and the smaller ones are a Martha Stewart Punch.I've finished off with some ribbon and bling from my stash.

There are some fabulous prizes this week from
1) Crimson Cloud
2) Digi Darla
3) Sassy Studio Designs

I'd like to enter the following Challenges:-
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Linky Party
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Break out your punch (butterflies)

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments. Now the housework beckons so I will be round to visit you all later!
Lorraine x

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Hobo Billy Boy!

Good morning everyone, 
It's Wednesday and that means we have a brand new challenge over at  I ♥ ProMarkers
This week we want to see
                                                        MENS CARDS
We are sponsored by the Digi Doodle Shop with a $10 gift certificate for one lucky winner.
I've used Billy Boy for my DT card.  
I've coloured him with my promarkers and the backing papers are from Brenda Pinnick Designs.
I hope you can join our challenge this week, but don't forget you must use Promarkers, Triamarker and or Flexmarkers to be eligible for the prize draw.

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

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Blooming Lovely!

Good Morning Everyone, 
I need to say a huge 'THANK YOU' for all the support you have shown for my Joanna Sheen application. I really appreciate it and your comments were all so lovely! I've got my fingers crossed, but all the entries were so fabulous, I'll just have to wait and see.

Lilies Little Fairies are looking for a guest designer for October, so I thought I'd put my name forward for that too! Well, I'm finishing work next week, (after 20 years with the same company!), so I need something to keep me out of mischief until I have to get another job!! lol!!

I've used 'Blooming Lovely' for today's card. I really enjoyed colouring this one!
As always I've coloured the image with my promarkers, and the background papers are from Nit Wits.
The lace die is from Magnolia and I've added some die cut flowers made using a Joy!crafts die and some card Candi.I finished off with some ribbon and bling from my stash!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Lillies Little Fairies - Flower Power
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Stampin for the weekend - Feeling Floral

Thanks for taking the time to visit me and for all your lovely comments. You really make my day!
Lorraine x



Monday 24 September 2012

Joanna Sheen DT Application

Hello Everyone, 

A little while ago I applied for a DT position on the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog.  A couple of weeks ago I was really shocked to find out that I'd been shortlisted to the final 12!! 
The lovely Paula sent me some decoupage and matching backing papers to make a card with. This is what I came up with.
 I used an 8" square card base and layered the papers with lilac card. I used a Spellbinders edgeability die for the border. The flowers is made with a Marainne Creatables die and I finished with some card candi and a bit of ribbon from my stash.
 
All the 12 finalists have made a card which can be found on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog. The comments section will be open for one week so you can leave your views on the entries, before a final decision is made.

Wish me luck!
Lorraine x

Sunday 23 September 2012

Break for Cake!!

Good Morning Everyone, 
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Well I'm having a right old 'numpty' week!! I keep thinking I've done things when I haven't!! 
One of those things was to share some very exciting news I had last week. The brilliant ladies at Winter Wonderland have asked me to join their DT!!!  Yay, I get to make Christmas cards all year!!  My first card will be next Friday so I do hope you will all join in with the challenge. There is still time to join in this week, and the theme is 'To the One I Love' 

Now onto today's card. I've used 'Break for Cake' from Penny Black. I've coloured him up with my promarkers.
The background papers are from Dovecraft, Garden Party.  The Penny Black Challenge this month is Buttons and bows, I've added one bow and one button so I hope that's enough!
The flower is made up from a Marianne Creatable die and I've finished off with a bit of bling!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Ruby's Rainbow - Bingo (Buttons, Ribbon & Gems)
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet


I have to take Tom & Emma for their swimming lesson now, and I've promised to do some baking when we get back, so I'll have to come and visit you all later, when they are in bed and I can relax with a cuppa!!
Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Thursday 20 September 2012

Deacon Bugs

Good morning Everyone, 
We have another CRAFT Challenge for  you and this week the theme is 
                                                          CHILDREN
I've used 'Deacon Bugs' from Bugaboo for my GDT card.
I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from K & Comany
The clouds and the dragon fly are Memory Box dies and I 've finished off with a bit of card candi.
There are some fabulous prizes on offer from this weeks sponsors, who are:-
1)   Trimgyms Digi Stamps and Images
2)   Stitchy Bear Stamps
3)   Bugaboo Stamps

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Kaboodle Doodles - Babies/Children

Good luck with your entry, I can't wait to see your creations! Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Naughty Nurse

Good Morning Everyone, 
It was Emma's first session at Rainbow's last night and she was so excited! I picked her up at 6pm and she didn't stop talking, she loved it ....but then... she threw the biggest paddy ever, and stomped off to her room!! Just tired, at least that's what I hope it was!! I finally got her to bed and sat down with the computer to check my emails only to find people telling me they had emailed me days ago but I haven't received anything!! Oh the joys of technology!! Anyway rant over and onto today's card!
It's Wednesday and it's another challenge over at I ♥ ProMarkers. This week our theme is

                                                                  OCCUPATION

We are sponsored by the fantastic Nit Wits collection with a $10 gift certificate for one lucky winner.
I've used a Kenny K image for my DT card called 'Naughty Nurse'

I've coloured her with my promarkers and the background papers are from Nit Wits. These are the gorgeous Petal Fresh Collection. 
I've used a Magnolia lace die on the border and finished with a bit of ribbon from my stash.
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you must use ProMarkers, Triamarkers and/or Flexmarkers on your project
Good luck everyone, I can't wait to see what you create.
I'd likt to enter the following challenge:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Creative Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments. I'll be round to visit you all later!
Lorraine x

Monday 17 September 2012

Teddy with Robin

Good morning everyone, 
I hope you all had a good weekend. We had a very lazy one!! I've got a Christmas card to share with you today.
I've used one of the new stamps from Lili of the Valley called 'Teddy with Robin'.
I've coloured him with my promarkers and used glossy accents on his nose. I then covered the image in liquid pearls and glitter.
The background card was from my stash but I think it might be Hunkydory. I added some gems to the centre of the snowflakes but you can't really tell on the photo! The poinsettias are from a Marianne Creatable die.  I've finished off with some ribbon and bling from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lillies Little Fairies - Bingo (Glitter, Gems, flowers)
Crafters Companion - Gold
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
J & C Creations - Cute Christmas
Mariannes Design Divas - Stamp Something
Christmas stampin all year long - Snowy
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Sparkle & Bling (3rd entry)
Penny Black & More - Early Christmas Makes (3rd Entry)

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

Saturday 15 September 2012

Summertime Fun

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Di's Digi Design Challenge. This week the theme is to use....

                                        MORE THAN ONE DIE CUT/PUNCH.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Crafty Sentiments with a great prize for one lucky winner. Also if you use one of Di's images you will be entered into an extra draw to win 2 more images, how fab is that!!
I've used 'Summertime Fun' for today's card. 
I've coloured this cute little cat with my promarkers. The background papers are from Nit Wits Collection - 
I've used my spellbinders edgeability die for the border, a Martha Stewart punch for the small butterflies and a marianne creatable die for the large butterfly.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've finished off with a ribbon and some pearls from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Make it Monday - Linky Party
Ruby's Rainbow - Bingo (Flowers, pearls and ribbon)
Whimsey Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Favourite Colour (Pink!)
Kaboodle Doodles - Flowers

Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Thursday 13 September 2012

Ragga Mutts

Hello Everyone, 
I'm sorry to say this is my last card on the DT for the Digi Doodle Shop. I am sure that you are now all aware that they have decided to close their doors at the end of September.
This is our very last challenge and it's such an easy one for you...

                                                  ANYTHING GOES

Lets send them out with a bang and have the best challenge ever!
I've used 'Ragga Mutts' for my DT card which you can get for just $1!!
I've coloured him with my promarkers. The background papers are from Pepper & Friends and Nit Wits Collection.
The gorgeous flowers are from WOC. I've used cherry blossom and sweetheart blossom.  I love the roses and need some more but can't remember what they're called! The last pink ones I ordered weren't the same colour!I've finished off with some ribbon from my stash and a bit of bling.

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Wild Orchid Crafts - Layer it Up
Joanna Sheen - Going Dotty
Papertake Weekly - Things that make you go Awww!

I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to Judy and her Mum for having me on their DT over the last few months and wish them both all the best for the future.

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

Haystacks the Scarecrow

Good Morning, 
It's my second week as GDT for the C.r.a.f.t. Challenge and this week the theme is
                                           AUTUMN
We were given a sponsors image for this challenge and I've used  Haystacks the Scarecrow  from Digital delights.
I've coloured him with my promarkers. The background papers are from Bo Bunny and First Edition.
I finished off with some spellbinders die cut leaves, and a couple of Whimsey die cut corners.

The sponsors for this weeks challenge are..
1) Digital Delights
2) eyeCandi Creations
3) Trimgyms Digi Stamps and Images
4) LEJ Designs


Thanks for taking the time to visit me and I'll be back later with my last DT post for the Digi Doodle Shop.
Lorraine x

Wednesday 12 September 2012

BBQ!

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Wednesday and that means I'm at work!... no..that means another challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers (but I am at work too!)
Our challenge this week is
                                                         COOKING
And we are sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher fro one lucky winner. 
I've used an image from Just inklined for today's card and he's called BBQ. 
I've coloured him with my promarkers. The background papers are from Dovecraft.
I've finished off with a few pearls.
Don't forget to enter the challenge at      you must use Promarkers, Flexmarkers or Tria markers on your project.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Pile it On Challenge - Patterned Papers
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged things
Passion for Promarkers - Green & yellow (Please delete my entry if too many other colours!)

Thanks for taking the time to vist me today and for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them
I'll be round to visit you all later!
Lorraine x

Monday 10 September 2012

Royal Mail

Good morning Everyone, 
Well I'm trying to increase my stash of Christmas cards. I've booked a stall at the school Christmas fair and at this rate I'll have nothing to sell!!
I've used a Penny Black stamp called 'Royal Mail'for todays card. it's actually the stamp I used for the very first card I posted on my blog!
I've coloured the image with my promarkers and added lots of glitter!!
I love White on White cards, but whenever I attempt them they never come out as intended. The picture in my head is so different!!
The poinsettias are a Marianne Creatables die and I've added buttons to the centres. I finished off with some ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Sweet Stampin Challenge - White on White
The Squirrel & the Fox - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Put a Stamp on it
Penny Black & more - Early Christmas Makes (2nd entry)
Sparkles Christmas challenge - Sparkle & Bling (2nd Entry)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Flowers

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

Saturday 8 September 2012

Snow Cute!

Good Morning Everyone, 
The children went back to school this week and the house has felt very empty and quiet - I'm sure I'll get used to it soon...LOL!! It's a very quick post for me today as I've promised them we can do some baking,and today we're trying caramel shortcake! 
Anyway today's card is using one of the gorgeous new stamps from Lili of the Valley called 'Snow Cute'. I think I'm going to use this one for most of my cards this year.
The photo's come out a bit dark, but the papers do look much brighter than this! I've coloured him with my promarkers, and the backing papers are from dovecraft. The snowflakes are Marianne Creatable die and I've covered them in glitter.
The sentiment stamps are the new LOTV christmas tags and I've finished off with some ribbon from my stash and a bit of bling.
I didn't buy all of the new stamps as I had budget restrictions!!... but think I'll have to save up for the rest of them.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lillies Little Fairies - Black Magic
Simon Says Stamp - Put a stamp on it
Sparkles Christmas challenge - Sparkle & Bling
Penny Black & More - Early Christmas Makes
Stampin for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early

I must go and start this baking! Thanks for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
I'll be round to visit you all later.
Lorraine x



Thursday 6 September 2012

Stick Figures!

Hello Everyone,
It's time for another challenge over at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.This week we would like to see
                            HANDMADE FLOWERS

The prize is a $10 gift certificate for the Digi Doodle Shop online store. I've used one of Judy's new images for todays card called Stick Figures.
I've coloured them with my promarkers. The background papers are from Dovecraft. 
I've used a spellbinders border die, and finished off with a bit of ribbon from my stash and a few pearls.

Unfortunately, as you may know, the Digi Doodle Shop are closing. For the month of September you can buy all the digi images for $1 each.
I would appreciate it if you mention my name and blog in the  special mentions box when you buy your stamps,then for every stamp you buy I will receive one too. 

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

Hoot Owl

Good Morning Everyone, 
A few weeks ago, I had a lovely surprise when I was invited to be a guest designer on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for the whole of September! I can't believe how quickly it has come round so now for the challenge...
This week's theme is to take inspiration from this photo....


I've used 'Hoot Owl' from the Digi Doodle Shop for my card, and I've coloured him with my promarkers.
The house in the background was a free download that I found while doing a google search! 

I've added a couple of Memory box trees in the background.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer this week, with four sponsors!! They are...
1.Some Odd Girl
2. Digi Doodle Shop
3.Truly Madly Crafty
4. Flonz

I can't wait to see your take on the picture!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Cutie Pie Challenge - No Flowers  (Well, I think the owl's cute!)

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

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Baby Boy

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Wednesday, where does the week go?!  It means it's another challenge over at I ♥ ProMarkers   and this week the theme is 
                                           BUNTING
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Lili of the Valley, with a £10 gift voucher for one lucky winner.
I've used 'Baby Boy' for my DT card.
I've coloured him with my promarkers. The background papers are from Papermania.
The bunting die is by Whimsey and I finished it off with a bit of card candi.
Don't forget, you must use Promarkers, Flexmarkers or Tria markers on your project to be eligible for the prize draw.
I can't wait to see your entries - Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Make it Monday - Linky Party
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the men
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
I'm at work now so I'll be round to visit you all later!
Lorraine x

Monday 3 September 2012

Walk the Plank!

Good Evening Everyone, 
Well, the best day for a week and I've been stuck in an office all day! Oh well, I decided to try and finish my card for the challenge at Lillies Little Fairies. When I saw the challenge was 'anything but a square' my initial reaction was sheer horror! I don't have a large die cutting machine only a little cuttlebug so what could I do??
After numerous attempts that ended in the bin I decided to colour an image first! I chose 'Walk the Plank' and what does every pirate need?..... a ship! So that's what I tried to do.....
I started with a 6" square piece of card, folded it in half and cut out a base. I drew the sails on a piece of card and cut them out. I used the image to join the two!
The pirate flag and anchor were from a die cut sheet by Craft Creations. 
I used a memory box die (birthday pressie from Hubby!) to create the waves.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Lillies Little Fairies - Anything but a Square
Make it Monday - Linky Party
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Shaped Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly - Boys/Men
J & C Creations - Something a little bit Different

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
Lorraine x




Sunday 2 September 2012

Digi Doodle Shop

Hello Everyone, 
Well I'm sure most of you have already heard the sad news that the Digi Doodle Shop is closing. They have some fabulous images in their online store and between now and the end of September you can buy them for just $1 each!

We still have a couple of challenges on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog coming up in September so why don't you join in and try to win some fantastic prizes! 
Lorraine x

Saturday 1 September 2012

Back to School Izzy

Good Morning Everyone, 
Gosh, my second post of the morning and it's only 8am!! This is my first card as part of the DT for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. There's a brand new challenge starting today, and the theme is....
                                         BACK TO SCHOOL
Our sponsor this week is Sweet Stamps with a fab package for one lucky winner!
I've used 'Back to School Izzy' for my DT card.
I've coloured her with my promarkers. The background papers are Scented garden from Dovecraft.
The flowers are a Marianne Creatables die and I've finished off with a bit of ribbon from my stash.
There are some fabulous cards from the DT, so pop over to the challenge blog and have a look! Good luck with the challenge, I can't wait to see your entries.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes - 2nd entry
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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

Found It!

Good Morning Everyone, 
We have a brand new challenge blog launching today called 'Without Words'.  This is a monthly challenge where the focus is on the image and colouring. We'd love to see your gorgeous artwork, so the less embellies the better!! 
Our theme for this month is...
                                         AUTUMN

I've used an image from Di's Digi Downloads for my DT card called 'Found it'.
 I've coloured the cute little squirrel with my promarkers.
The background papers are from Bo Bunny and I've finished off with a few die cut autumn leaves.
I hope you can join us for our very first challenge. There is some stunning work from the rest of the design team, why don't you pop over and take a look.
Good luck with the challenge, I can't wait to see your entries.

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