Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The Happy Couple - Lili of the Valley DT

Good evening everyone, 

Have you seen all the gorgeous new images from Lili of the Valley as part of their 18th birthday celebrations? There are some beautiful wedding stamps - This is 'The Happy Couple'. 
All the DT have made a card with this image, and it's wonderful to see how differently everyone uses it.


I've coloured them with promarkers and copics, and added lots of liquid pearls to the lace on her dress. I've used a Hunkydory moonstone scalloped oval die, a Creative Expressions peony die, a little piece of pretty lace and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

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.
Lorraine x

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Flutter Bye - PBSC

Good Morning Everyone
It's the 1st Saturday of May, which means it's time for our Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Nature)

I've used a rubber stamp called 'Flutter Bye'.




I've coloured him with promarkers and copics, and the background papers are from Anna Marie Designs. I've used a Die namics picket fence die, a Creative Expressions Peony die and an xcut flower punch. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
 
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:-


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, 1 May 2022

Little Badger Gardening - LOTV DT

Good Morning Everyone,
I have a little card to share today using a very cute badger from Lili of the Valley. This is 'Little Badger Gardening'.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics and the background papers are bits and pieces from my box of scraps but I think they are Craft Creations and Echo Park. I've used a watering can and rake from a First Edition garden die set, a Die-namics picket fence die, Memory Box puffy clouds and a Lawn Fawn sun die. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
As You Like It - Favourite Sketch or Layout : I love creating little scenes for all the cute stamps. I think it just brings them to life a little bit more. There are so many dies available to add those little touches too...clouds, sun, fences etc..

I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. Emma is playing cricket today so we have a 2 hour drive up to Newcastle...it's raining here so hopefully the sun is shining up there!

Lorraine x

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Saucer Magnolia

Good Morning everyone, 
My Mum was 80 last Thursday so I can now share the card I made for her. She loves magnolia flowers so I used this gorgeous image from Power Poppy - Saucer Magnolia.


I've coloured them with copics and promarkers. The background papers are from Make & Create. I've used a Hunkydory Moonstone flower die, a Honey Bee Burlap background die and a Spellbinders Grand decorative circle die. The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Stamping Sensations - I Love.. : Colouring, adding dies but most of all 'my Mum' as the card is for her.
We Love Stamping - Favourite Stamps : I've used the stamp a few times now, it's so pretty and perfect when you don't want to do 'cute'.

Emma had a break from her cricket over the winter (lots of horrible things happened last year) and we weren't sure that she would go back to it, but last week, she decided she would! That means, training is back on, games are back on and she has a bit of 'catching up' to do. My crafty time is diminishing rapidly!! 
I promise I will try and get round to visiting you all this week.  For now, I have to go and clean the house as my out-laws are arriving to help celebrate my Mum's birthday!

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

Friday, 15 April 2022

Bunny Hop - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a little Easter card to share today, using one of the cute new images from Lili of the Valley. This is Bunny Hop.


I've coloured her with copics and promarkers and the background papers are from my box of scraps. I've used a Die namics fence die, a Die namics flowers die from the Blueprints 14 set, a Lawn Fawn sun die, a Memory Box puffy cloud die and a Spellbinders decorative circle die. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sweet Treats ( I think those eggs look like they could be the chocolate variety!)

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

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Hydrangea Kitty

Good morning everyone, 
I have a card to share today using a gorgeous image from Di's Digi Stamps. This is Hydrangea Kitty.


I've coloured her with promarkers and copics and added a few liquid pearls to the centre of the hydrangea flowers. . The background papers are from Anna Marie Designs. I've used a Hunkydory Moonstone Fabulous Flowers die and a Hunkydory garden trellis die. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.


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

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Mans Best Friend - PBSC DT

Good Morning Everyone

It's the 1st Saturday of April, which means it's time for our Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Easter)

I've used a cling stamp from the fabulous 'Mans Best friend' set.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics.  The background papers are from Echo Park and I've hand drawn a few paw prints on there. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
 
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:-
As You Like It - Recycle or buy new This was a hard one, I love to recycle and not waste anything so these papers are from my scrap box....however, I also love having a new stamp to play with and this is one that I received as a Christmas present!




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, 27 March 2022

For Mum

Good Evening Everyone, 
I have a little card to share tonight that I made for my Mum. I've used an old image I found in my files which I think is from Just Inklined.



I've coloured them with promarkers and copics. The background papers are from Craft Creations. I've used a Creative Expressions die, a Spellbinders grand decorative circle die and a sentiment tag.

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.
Lorraine x

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Dragon Ice Cream - Lili of the Valley DT

Good morning everyone, 

I have a card to share today using one of the very cute little dragons from Lili of the Valley. These dragons are part of the latest release and there are some adorable images available. This one is called 'Dragon Ice Cream'.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are a very old pad from Lili of the Valley called Bonnets and  Bowties. I've used a Hunkydory Moonstone Fabulous Flowers die, a Die namics picket fence die, a Hunkydory tag die and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Favourite Things (colouring with markers, my favourite flower die from Hunkydory, and pretty papers)


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

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Dragon Clouds - Lili of the Valley DT

Good afternoon everyone, 

I have another card to share today using one of the very cute little dragons from Lili of the Valley.  This one is called 'Dragon Clouds'.



I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are a very old pad from Lili of the Valley called Bonnets and  Bowties. I've used a Spellbinder grand scalloped circle die, a Hunkydory Moonstone Fabulous Flowers die, and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley. - Halloween & Magical Sentiments Set.



I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
As You Like It - Interactive or Not. (My cards are very rarely interactive...I like the idea but always end up doing a standard square card!)
Simon Says Stamp - Favourite Things (colouring with markers, my favourite flower die from Hunkydory, and pretty papers)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Die Cuts or stencils ( I've opted for diecuts)


Thank you so much for all your wishes for Tom. He's gone back to school part time for now and is definitely getting better.

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

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Dragon Flowers - Lili of the Valley DT

Good morning everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of the very cute little dragons from Lili of the Valley. These dragons are part of the latest release and there are some adorable images available. This one is called 'Dragon Flowers'.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are a very old pad from Lili of the Valley called Bonnets and  Bowties. I've used a Hunkydory Moonstone Fabulous Flowers die, a Die namics picket fence die and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

We had a bit of a scare on Thursday night - Tom has still been struggling with headaches, poor vision and occasional breathing problems since he had covid 4 weeks ago. On Thursday, we had to ring 111 and ended up in A & E with suspected meningitis! The NHS staff were wonderful (as they always are) and luckily it's not meningitis. His headaches have now eased up a little and he looks a lot brighter. 
I'll have to go as Emma has Cricket coaching at 8am - this time she's doing the coaching!

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

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Spring Farm Cows - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
Have you seen the new release from Lili of the Valley? There are some gorgeous dragons and some very sweet farm animals. I've made a card using just one of the cute cows from the 'Spring Farm Cows 'set.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are from Craft Creations. I've used a Memory box puffy cloud die, a Lawn Fawn sun die a Die namics picket fence die and an x-cut punch for the little flowers. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Add a die cut
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes (Option : distress)

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

Saturday, 5 March 2022

Mans Best Friend - Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT

Good Morning Everyone
It's the 1st Saturday of March, which means it's time for our Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Bright Colours)

I've used a couple of cling stamp from the fabulous 'Mans Best friend' set.


I've coloured them with promarkers and copics. I fussy cut one of the smaller stamps from the set and added him on 3d foam pads. The background papers are from Echo Park and bits from my scrap box. I've used a die-namics fence die, a Lawn Fawn weather die and an x-cut flower punch. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
 
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:-
As You Like It - Interactive or Not (I've opted for the 'not'. I never make interactive cards - I love the idea of them but always run out of time, and end up with a general 6" square card!) 




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

Lorraine x



                                              

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Dashing through the Snow.

Hello Everyone, 
Thank you for all your messages about Tom. He has finally tested negative and is still feeling a bit rough but definitely on the mend.
I've made a card using an image from Di's Digi Designs, and I can't believe it's my first Christmas card of 2022- this is Dashing Through the Snow Mice.


I've coloured them with promarkers and copics. The background paper is from Make and Create. I've used a Creative Expressions winter tree die, and a memory box star die.

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

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Wallpaper Paste - Lili of the Valley DT


Good morning everyone, 
February is such a busy month for birthdays in our family! This one is for my brother. I've used a fabulous stamp from Lili of the Valley....Wallpaper Paste



I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are a mix of bits and pieces from Echo Park, Craftwork cards and Make & Create. I tried to roll up a couple of pieces to make it look like rolls of wallpaper.
I used a Spellbinders circle die and a Die-namics fishtail die. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Passion for Markers - Favourite Colours (I love brown for men's card but always have to have a touch of orange or red)
Allsorts Challenge - I Love...(Colouring, Lili of the Valley stamps and my brother - as the card is for him!)
It's my sons birthday today, but unfortunately he has been very poorly with COVID  over the last week so it's going to be a quiet one for him. He's feeling a bit better today - hopefully we'll be able to celebrate later in the week. 

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



Sunday, 13 February 2022

An oldie but a goodie!

Good Afternoon Everyone
It's another family birthday today - this one is for my Sister-In-Law. I've used a very sweet image from DigiStamp Boutique...I do miss their stamps!


I've coloured him with promarkers and the background paper are a very pretty pad from The Paper Boutique - Farmyard Friends.
I've used a die-naimics flower die from a Blueprint set, a die-namics picket fence die and an x-cut flower punch. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

I did get a little bit of free time this morning and thought I would get on and make some cards....mmm...switched on the TV and sat watching the winter Olympics instead!!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Little Ted Roses - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Evening Everyone, 
I've been having a play with another one of the new images from Lili of the Valley. There are some gorgeous images in this latest release, and this one is called Little Ted Roses.




I've coloured him with promarkers and copics and the background papers are an old pad from Lili of the Valley called Heartfelt. I've used a Die-namics picket fence die, a Creative Expressions passion flower die and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

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 


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Woodware Garden Fairy - We Love Stamping GDT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I've been asked by the gorgeous Brenda at We Love Stamping to be their GDT this month. The theme is ...
Anything Stamped with an option of a Stenciled Background

I've used a gorgeous little Woodware Stamp called Garden Fairy.


I've coloured her with copics and promarkers and added lots of glitter to her fairy wings. I've used a Lawn Fawn cloud border die as a stencil for the sky.  I've also used a Lawn Fawn sun die, Memory Box puffy clouds die, die- namics picket fence, Memory Box grass border die and an x-cut punch for the little flowers. The sentiment tag stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

And just look at the fabulous prizes on offer this month if you join the challenge...

We have a super gift bag of Lavinia goodies for this months lucky winner plus a second prize of  another stencil from them, how fabulous is that. 

Prize of Lavinia Lunar BudsTree Goddess Luna and Glory Stencil


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-


Thanks for visiting my little blog today. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Bountiful - PBSC

Good Morning Everyone
It's the 1st of February and it's time for our first challenge of the year at Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Love is in the Air)

I have gone for the 'anything goes' option and used this gorgeous wooden stamp - 'Bountiful'.


I've coloured him with promarkers and copics. The background papers are from Anna Marie Designs - Blissful cotton. I've used a die-namics fence die and a Creative Expressions peony die. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
 
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:-



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

Lorraine x



                                              

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Jazz Hands - Lili of the Valley DT

Good morning everyone, 
I have a card to share to day using a brand new image from Lili of the Valley. There is a gorgeous new release due out on the 5th February, just in time for Valentine's day, lots of sweet bears and cute couples. This is Jazz Hands..


I've coloured them with promarkers and copics, and added liquid pears for her necklace. The background papers are an old pad from Lili of the Valley. I've used A die-namics blueprint flower die and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

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.
Lorraine x

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Saucer Magnolia - Powerpoppy

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's my Mother-In-Law's 80th birthday today, so we will be heading over to see her today. I found this gorgeous image at Powerpoppy for her card.  This image is from the Saucer Magnolia Digital Stamp set.


I've coloured it with copics. The background paper is from Crafters Companion and I found a piece of lovely pearl card. I've used Creative Expressions Sue Wilson finishing touches orange blossom die and Joanna Sheen rose leaves die. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog, I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Buzz in the Air - PBSC DT

Good Morning Everyone
It's time for our mid-way reminder at Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Something New)

I've made some more 4" thank you cards using another cute Penny Black stamp - Buzz in the Air.




I've coloured them with promarkers and used a Lawn Fawn cloud die as a stencil for the sky. On both cards I've used a Die-namics trio flower die and a thank you stamp from Lili of the Valley. The papers are from my box of scraps but look like they could be Echo Park, Make & Create and Craftwork Cards.
 
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 - Stencil (Using a Lawn Fawn cloud die as a stencil for the sky)

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, 8 January 2022

Holly - Hello Pretty

Hello Everyone, 
The plan this year was to do a lot more crafting, but what happens...I go back to work and everything else stops! Oh well, here's a little cutie from Polkadoodles. It took nearly a week to make in the end!
This is Holly - Hello Pretty


I've coloured her with promarkers and copics. The background papers are from Anna Marie Designs. I've used a die-namics flower die from one of the Blueprints sets, a Joanna Sheen rose leaf die and an embossed label sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend
Lorraine x

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Delights at PBSC

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a very
HAPPY NEW YEAR

It's the 1st of January and it's time for our first challenge of the year at Penny Black Saturday ChallengeOur theme this month is ....

ANYTHING GOES 
(Option : Something New)

I really needed some thank you cards this week, so I've used the gorgeous stamp, 'Delights', to make some small 4" cards.



I've coloured them with promarkers and used a Lawn Fawn cloud die as a stencil for the sky. On both cards I've used a Die-namics trio flower die and a thank you stamp from Lili of the Valley. The papers are from my box of scraps but look like they could be Echo Park, Make & Create and Craftwork Cards.
 
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:-



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

Lorraine x



                                              
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