Tuesday 31 December 2019

Happy New Year Everyone

Hello Everyone, 
Well, that's 2019 nearly over and I've been extremely bad at blogging and making cards for friends and family! I sold almost all my Christmas cards at craft fairs in November and then ran out of time to make the most important ones! Luckily I have been forgiven!
November and December were particularly hectic this year, I went back to work full time, Emma broke her foot and various other family things going on before I even thought about Christmas. I hope that in 2020, I will get the chance to craft a little bit more and spend time visiting all your fabulous blogs. As Marianne has said in her post, social media is changing the way we do things, but I do love blogging and have been lucky enough to make many friends doing it. I won't promise that I will get more time for blogging in 2020 but I will promise to try.

In the meantime, here are my favourite makes of 2019....

March 2019 - Hide and Seek Mice : Di's Digi Designs



Time Flies - Lili of the Valley


Sweetie - Sylvia Zet at Whimsy Stamps.



Alf - DigiStamp Boutiquue ( Sadly Closed)

And finally a card I made for my daughter  - Fairy Wishes from Whimsy Stamps.



Well, that's it from me for 2019. 
I hope you have a fabulous evening whatever you are doing and I wish you all a very happy, healthy and crafty 2020.
To all my crafty friends in Australia, I hope you are all safe and that the situation there improves soon. 
Lorraine x

Saturday 21 December 2019

Poinsettia Mouse - Di's Digi Stamps

Good Morning Everyone, 
School's finally finished so I can start thinking about getting organised for Christmas! ...I'm a bit behind this year!
I did manage to colour a very cute little mouse this week. This is 'Poinsettia Mouse' from Di's Digi Stamps.


I've coloured him with promarkers and added liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers. The background papers are from Dovecraft and First Edition. I've used a Creative Expressions poinsettia die and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Di's Digi Designs  - Winter Holidays
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes

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

Saturday 14 December 2019

Wild Rose Studio - Family Snowmen

Good Morning Everyone, 
My little blog has been really neglected recently, we've had so much going on at home that crafty time has just not happened! On the plus side, Emma's foot is healing well and she has another x-ray at the hospital on Christmas Eve. I do think we are so lucky to have our NHS, the Doctors and nurses there are just AMAZING.
Anyway onto my card. My hubby bought me this stamp for Christmas last year and this is the first time it has been inked up! It's a very cute Snow Family from Wild Rose Studios.



I've coloured them with ppromarkers and the background paper was from Lili of the Valley. I've used a Memory Box tree die and a Spellbinder and Marianne Creatables snowflake die. The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun
Creative Moments - Anything Goes option :Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by a song  - Let it Snow (I hope it snows this year, I'd love to build some snowmen with my children!)

   Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today. I really appreciate all your comments and encouragement, especially as I've been such a bad blogger lately!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Saturday 7 December 2019

Snowy - PBSC DT

Hello Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of the month and that means that it's time for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Our theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES
(Option : Sparkle)

I've used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps for today's card. This is Snowy.


I've coloured him with promarkers, and the background papers are from First Edition. I've used a Creative Expressions winter tree die and a Die namics fence die. The sentiment is computer generated (as requested by a customer!).
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:-

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun

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

Lorraine x


                                              

Thursday 5 December 2019

Hunkydory Little Books are fab!

Good Evening Everyone, 
Everyone here is starting to recover from all the nasty bugs that have been going around. Both Tom and Emma have gone back to school now, although we are counting down the days to the Christmas holidays! 

I have a quick card to share tonight, that I made using a page from one of the Little Books from Hunkydory. I have quite a few of these 'Little Books' and absolutely love them!


I've used scraps of paper from my bit box, but I think they might be from The Works and Magnolia. I've used a Creative expressions poinsettia die and an x-cut border punch.

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

Monday 2 December 2019

Christmas Sled - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Afternoon Everyone, 
I've been a bad blogger again. When Emma broke her foot, I thought I would get a bit of time off cricket practice...oh no...she's been helping with training and scoring for the games!
Anyway, today I had to pick her up from school as she had been sick. When I got there, the school nurse had 11 children sitting in the medical room, all with sick bowls!

While she's sleeping, I'm having a little time too catch up with everyone. I don't want to wake her up by doing the hoovering...well that's my excuse anyway!

Onto my card... This is 'Christmas Sled' from Lili of the Valley.

I've coloured them with promarkers and the background papers are from First Edition. I've used a Die namics picket fence die, a Spellbinders snowflake die and Marianne Creatables tree die. The sentiment tag stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - 3 or more Layers

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

Saturday 23 November 2019

Wish Upon a Star - Sugar Nellie

Good Morning Everyone,
It's been hectic yet again. Most of you know that I went back to work full time, and as I was feeling a bit more tired Mr Mojo did a bunk! Then last week, Emma managed to break her foot in PE at school, which meant a 6 hour visit to A and E! She has a foot brace and crutches and the Doctors have said everything should heal fine. I just have one very frustrated 12 year old who can't do cricket practice! 

I have had this stamp coloured for a while, I just hadn't done anything with it....so eventually here it is! It's an old image from sugar Nellie called 'Wish Upon a Star'.



I've coloured her with promarkers and added lots of glitter to her fairy wings. The background paper id from Lili of the Valley. I've used a die namics picket fence die and a spellbinders snowflake die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Add Sparkle 
Cute Card Thursday - Winter

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

Sunday 10 November 2019

James Pile of Presents - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I'm out at a craft fair today but as it's Remembrance Sunday I will certainly be joining in the 2 minutes silence. 


Although there are some horrendous things happening around the world, the majority of us are extremely lucky to live the lives we do.

I have a card to share today using James - Pile of Presents.


This is a 7" square card, so I was able to print James out a little bit bigger - for me, this is one of the big advantages of using digi stamps. I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from First Edition.
I've used a Creative Expressions poinsettia die and a computer generated sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts  - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Thursday 7 November 2019

Christmas angels - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a few candles to share today. I've used 3 of my favourite angel stamps from Lili of the Valley. I've used the rubber stamps of Christmas Angel Flying and Christmas Angel Praying.


Although the rubber stamps have been discontinued, two of the angels are now available as digital stamps and you can find them here...Christmas Angel FlyingChristmas Angel Praying.
I've coloured them with promarkers, and added a few liquid pearls for the berries.
The candle wreath was from a local shop in last year's January sale.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Christmas

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

Saturday 2 November 2019

Christmas Kiss - PBSC

Hello Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of the month and that means that it's time for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Our theme this month is ....


ANYTHING GOES
(Option : Tag)

I've used one of my older Penny Black stamps for today's tag. This is Christmas Kiss.



I've coloured him with promarkers, and added a few liquid pearls in red and white for the berries. the sentiment stamp is also from Penny Black - festive wishes.

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 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays


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

Lorraine x


                                              

Saturday 26 October 2019

Bertie the Snowman

Good Morning Everyone, 
Another hectic week and hardly any time for crafting or blogging. I've managed another Christmas card. I have a few fairs booked on the run up to Christmas so I really need to get a wriggle on!
I've used a rubber stamp from Hobby Art for this card. This is Bertie the Snowman.


I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from Lili of the Valley.  I've used snowflake die from The Works and added sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Papers - Use patterned paper

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog. I hope to get the chance to visit you over the next few days.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Saturday 19 October 2019

Sunday Papers - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have another card to share today using one of the new vintage boys from Lili of the Valley. This is 'Sunday Papers'.


I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from Echo Park. I've used a Lawn Fawn sun die, a Memory Box puffy cloud, a die namics picket fence and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-


Only a week to go until half term..I'm really hoping that I'll get a bit of crafty time then...my promarkers are feeling severely neglected!

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

Saturday 12 October 2019

Watch the Birdie - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
Here is another one of the gorgeous new boys from Lili of the Valley that is due out very soon. 
This is 'Watch the Birdie'.




I've coloured him with promarkers and the background paper is from Echo Park. I added some hessian ribbon and used a die namics star die. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - Masculine or Halloween ( I've gone with Masculine!)

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

Tuesday 8 October 2019

To The Top - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
There are four fabulous boy stamps due to be released by Lili of the Valley later this month. They are adorable!
This is 'To The Top'.




I've coloured him with promarkers and the background paper is from The Works. I added a little piece from an old map and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations - Masculine or Halloween ( I've gone with Masculine!)

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

Saturday 5 October 2019

Acrobat - PBSC DT

Hello Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of the month and that means that it's time for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Our theme this month is ....


ANYTHING GOES
(Option : 'Black , white and one other)

Ok, so I haven't use the theme this month, I've gone with anything Goes! This is 'Acrobat'.



I've coloured him with promarkers. The background papers are from First Edition - Mariposa. I've used  Sue Wilson peony die and a Die namics picket fence 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:-

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes



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

Lorraine x


                                              

Saturday 28 September 2019

Snowy Chums - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
Nothing on my blog for a whole week....in my defence, I have increased my hours at work going back to full time since last Monday. The house is a bomb site and the promarkers have been left untouched...:-(
I've had this one coloured up for a while, but hadn't got round to making the card...eventually managed something...
This is Snowy Chums..



I've coloured them with promarkers, and the background papers are from First Edition. I've used a Sue Wilson poinsettia die, a Sue Wilson winter tree die and a Joanna Sheen small fir die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


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

Sunday 22 September 2019

Winter Friends - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I've been a bad blogger again...life just keeps getting in the way of crafting and blogging! Also when I do get a few minutes to sit and colour..Mr Mojo has other ideas!
It seems like it's taken ages to make this Christmas card. I've used one of the rubber stamps from the Winter Friends set and although she is no longer available as a rubber stamp you can get her as a digital image here.



The background paper is from Crafters Companion. I've used a sue Wilson Poinsettia die and a Joy!crafts fence die. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and punches

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

Saturday 14 September 2019

Hibernating Hedgie

Good Morning Everyone
It's another Christmas card from me today. I really need to get moving with these as I have 3 fairs booked in for November and December.
This little cutie is 'Hibernating Hedgie' from Di's Digi Designs.



I've coloured him with promarkers and added lots of glitter to the snow. The background papers are from The Works. I've used a Marianne Creatables fence die and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Monday 9 September 2019

Snowy Robins - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a sneak peek of one of the new stamps due to be released by Lili of the Valley tomorrow! So you don't have long to wait before you will be able to get your hands on these gorgeous little robins!
This is the adorable 'Snowy Robins'.



I've coloured it with promarkers and the background paper is a very old pad from Lili of the Valley.  I've distreed the edges of the card using a Tom Holtz paper distresser. I've used a Sue Wilson Poinsettia die and a Die namics picket fence. The sentiment tags are also from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - September Challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas

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

Saturday 7 September 2019

Caroling Trio

Hello Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of the month and that means that it's time for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Our theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES
(Option : 'something old/neglected')

I have used a very cute Penny Black slapstick stamp called 'Caroling Trio' for today's card. I love this stamp but haven't inked it up for over a year!


I've coloured him with promarkers. The background papers are from First Edition - All that Glistens. I've used  a M & C Boutique snowflake die and and a Die namics picket fence 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:-

Penny Black and More  - Animals
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp It
ABC Christmas Challenge - T for Texture


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

Lorraine x


                                              

Monday 2 September 2019

Annabel Football - Lili of the Valley DT

Hello Everyone, 
It was back to work for me today after six lovely weeks at home with the kids. We have had so much cricket and lots of family birthdays, a very busy summer holiday!
I'm having a break from Christmas cards to share this one that I made for a friends little girl. I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp - Annabel Football.



I've coloured her with promarkers and the background paper is from Craftwork Cards
I've used a die namics flower die and a sentiment stamp from LOTV.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge - Feminine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
There are some more gorgeous new Christmas images due out from Lili of the Valley on the 10th September so I will be back to making my Christmas cards very soon!

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

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Whimsy Fairy Wishes

Hello Everyone, 
It was Emma's birthday a few days ago which means that I can now share her birthday card. She hasn't had a party because of all her cricket although she had an amazing time on the County Cricket Residential in Scarborough with all her team. I am going to take her and a few friends Ten Pin Bowling at the weekend and then she has yet another cricket match on Sunday!
Onto her card...I've used an adorable stamp from Whimsy called Fairy Wishes.



Emma doesn't like a lot of fuss on her cards but she does like sparkle so I coloured her with promarkers and added lots of glitter to her fairy wings. The background paper is from Lemoncraft - Heart Painted. I used a Die namics flower die and cut out the top fairy wing so the flower didn't cover it up.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple
Passion for Promarkers - For a Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Things with Wings
Allsorts Challenge - Feminine

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement. 
I'm going to try and catch up with all your blogs over the next few days.
Lorraine x

Saturday 24 August 2019

Mini snowman no 6 - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
There's not much crafting going on here again...cricket has taken over this week. Emma was playing at Durham on Monday, Northumberland on Wednesday and Scarborough on Thursday, Friday and today! She's on a 3 day County Cricket residential in Scarborough, playing Lancashire and Derbyshire so we have driven over to watch the games. They are on a lovely site with the cricket pitch overlooking the sea.

Anyway, I have another little snowman to share today. This is the sixth one from the set 9 snowmen that are now available from Lili of the Valley.



I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from First Edition. I've used a Spellbinders snowflake die, and a sentiment stamp from the new release. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-


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

Sunday 18 August 2019

Mini snowman No 5 - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
You guessed it....I have another little snowman to share today! This is the fifth one from the set 9 snowmen that are due to be released from Lili of the Valley today.




I've coloured him with promarkers and the background paper is an old pad from Lili of the Valley. I've used a Memory Box tree die, a Spellbinders snowflake die, and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Seasonal
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper  - August Challenge
Passion for Promarkers - Dies or Punches

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

Saturday 17 August 2019

Mini Snowman No. 4 - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
Here's a surprise...I have another little snowman to share today! There's a bit of a theme going on here!! This is the fourth one from the set 9 snowmen that are due to be released from Lili of the Valley tomorrow.





I've coloured him with promarkers and the background papers are from First Edition - Gilded Winter. I've a Sue Wilson Festive Collection Winter Trees die and a Marianne Creatables fence die.The snowflake die is Spellbinders and a die from The Works. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Seasonal
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper  - August Challenge
Passion for Promarkers - Dies or Punches

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