Wednesday 31 December 2014

My top 5 of 2014

Hello everyone, 
I hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas. We've had a lovely few days, very busy with lots of family visiting, partying, and trips to the cinema and the Pantomime...oh yes we did!
Debby has done her magic again and asked us to join her in choosing our top 5 cards of the year....gosh this was hard. I had a few I quite liked this year....then I had quite a lot that were awful!
Debby's gorgeous cards are HERE.

Anyway after lots of umming and arring.......here are my Top 5 in no particular order


I had to have a little Sugar Nellie in my Top 5!



I really enjoyed colouring this Penny Black Stamp


Di's images are gorgeous and this is another one I had fun colouring

I do love the LOTV boy stamps, love how this turned out.


And finally another little cutie from LOTV.

I hope you have fun tonight whatever you have planned and would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and crafty 2015.
Lorraine x

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Favourite 5!

Hello Everyone, 
The lovely Debby is hosting her 'Top 5 Christmas Cards of 2014' challenge and I thought I'd join in. 

So here they are...... I love a little Sugar Nellie!

These DigiStamp Boutique robins are soooo cute!

A little LOTV!

Oh and another one
And I couldn't have a top 5 with a little Penny Black hedgy!

I know I've been a bad blogger lately. I planned to send cards to lots of my blogging friends and have actually sent a total of..0! I'm really sorry... I promise to do better next year!

Thank you for all your support and friendship throughout 2014 and I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
Lorraine x

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Bingo!

Good Morning Everyone, 
Here's a reminder about our month long challenge at Passion for Promarkers, using our Bingo Board.I've used the middle row of die cuts, free and glitter and James the Bear from Lili of the Valley for today's card.

Here is the Bingo Board.....

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Letraset are generously offering 4 lucky winners a 6 pack of promarkers (blending set)!
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Dollie Sleepyhead’ and ‘Dollie Trendsetter’.
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner a gorgeous stamp set called ‘changing birdhouse’.
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A Day for Daisies is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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I'd like to enter the following challenges:-




Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

I'd also like to wish all my followers and lovely blogging friends a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, healthy and crafty 2015.
Lorraine x

Monday 22 December 2014

Jolly Snowman

Good Evening Everyone, 
How quickly is this week going??? After being poorly for almost 3 weeks, I've just had a brilliant week with family and friends. This afternoon we went to the cinema to see 'Get Santa' ...10 adults...26 kids! A brilliant afternoon and a brilliant film!

I have another share using a fantastic DigiStamp Boutique image today....doesn't he look fab?! He's called 'Jolly Snowman'.
I've used a Crafts Too embossing folder and a Tree die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

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

Saturday 20 December 2014

Holly Mice at Di's Digi Designs

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Saturday and that means we have a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This fortnight the theme is...

ANY WINTER HOLIDAY
This is the adorable 'Holly Mice'.
I've coloured them with promarkers and left it at that!!

Don't forget if you use one of Di's images on your project, you will be entered into a second prize draw to win two more of Di's images...cool!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
Creative inspirations - Christmas/New Year
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly and or Ivy
Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes

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

Friday 19 December 2014

Fussy and Fancy at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning Everyone, 
The children finish school today for the Christmas holidays...Yay....and still lots to get  ready! Anyway we have a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week the theme is....
FUSSY AND FANCY
This is the start of the few weeks of the year where you don't have to make a Christmas project to enter our challenge although you can make it a Christmas project if you want to. 

I've used 'A Star on Top' from Lili of the Valley for today's card, and this is about as fussy and fancy as I get!!

I've coloured it with promarkers and the background papers are from First Edition.

As this is our last challenge for 2014 it will last for 2 weeks and we have four great prizes on offer!  These are our sponsors:


£10 Voucher from the The Hobby House


£10 Voucher from Wild Orchid


£10 Voucher for Crafter's Companion



I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations  - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Inspiration
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
Creative inspirations - Christmas/New Year
Sweet Stampin Challenge - O Christmas Tree

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

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Sweet Mistletoe Owls

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have some fabulous news...I've been asked to be Guest designer at DigiStamp Boutique. Woo hoo - I'm so excited! Those of you who follow my blog will know that I love DSB images. 

This is the adorable 'Sweet Mistletoe Owls', which you can find here.
I've coloured them with promarkers and the background paper is from Craft Creations.
I've used a Marianne Creatables tree die and snowflake die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year 
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Your Family (Husband)
Fab n Funky - Christmas

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

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Mega Christmas Challenge

Good morning everyone, 
We have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers today and it's going to last a whole month! It's a mega Christmas challenge using the following bingo board.

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So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering 4 lucky winners a 6 pack of promarkers (blending set)!
Letraset Logo
DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Dollie Sleepyhead’ and ‘Dollie Trendsetter’.
PD_LOGO_MASTER
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
Michele R Designs New Logo
Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner a gorgeous stamp set called ‘changing birdhouse’.
Little Claire
A Day for Daisies is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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Team 1 have created some gorgeous cards to inspire you so pop over and take a look.
Lorraine x

Saturday 6 December 2014

Snowflakes at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of the month and that means a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month the theme is....
SNOWFLAKES
I've used the adorable 'Here Comes Christmas' from Penny Black for today's card.
I've coloured them with promarkers and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.
I've used a Marianne Creatables tree die, a MC Snowflake die and a MC icicle die.  


Our sponsor this month is 1-2-3 stitch with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner.
                                                           


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/Holidays
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Snow
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Animal Magic
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
I've got another craft fair today at our local Primary School and my last fair on Monday...I'm hoping to get the chance to catch up with you all soon!
Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Christmas at Di's Digi Designs Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. This month the theme is.....
CHRISTMAS
I've used the adorable 'Scruffy Teddy' for today's card.
I've coloured him with promarkers and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.
I've used a Spellbinders poinsettia die, a Marianne Creatables die, Lili of the Valley sentiment tags and ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Don't forget if you use one of Di's images on your project you will be entered into a second prize draw to win two more of Di's images.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/Holidays
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little bog and for all your comments and encouragement. I'll be back shortly with this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Lorraine x

Friday 5 December 2014

North or South Pole at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Friday and that means a new challenge at Winter Wonderland. This week the theme is....
NORTH OR SOUTH POLE 
(POLAR BEARS OR PENGUINS)
I've used the adorable 'Collecting the Tree' from Lili of the Valley for today's card.
I've coloured them with promarkers and the background paper is from Lili of the Valley.

This week our sponsor is Marianne Designs offering one lucky winner a surprise prize.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/Holidays
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive

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

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Hark the Herald Angels Sing at Passion for Promarkers

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at a Passion for Promarkers. This week the theme is....
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
I've decorated a couple of candles today using two adorable images from Lili of the Valley.
I've coloured them with promarkers and added a mirri border and ribbon.
This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who are offering 4 digi images.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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