Friday, 31 December 2010

Hello I'm Still Here

Hi everyone I am sorry I have been MIA it has been a very busy couple of weeks but I hope to have a card or project to share with you all tomorrow.Thankyou all so much for your continued support and wonderful comments that you leave me.
So I will see you tomorrow
hugs
Lorraine xx

Monday, 27 December 2010

12 Days of Fluffmas-with candy

Join in with the 12 days of fluffmas and you could win some fab goodies from Faye by answering 12 simple questions here are the questions with my answers sorry if i get some wrong Faye.

1.How old is Sweet Cheeks? 2 years old

2.What is my mums blog called? Its an Aliens life
3.What are my fave colours?pink and green(big guess)
4.We recently moved but from which county?Devon

5.How many posts did i write in August?16 posts
6.Which 2 challenge blogs do i play on? Sweet Stampin and Cupcake crafts
7.When is my birthday? March
8.What is my fave crafting item?Ribbon
9.Name the alternate reality i Inhabit? Fluffy Faye(I've been fluffed)lol.
10.I love this as much as crafting what is it? the famous Choklit
11.What do we refur to my dad as?Doc Shingles

12.Once upon a time I had a career in?Catering/Being a chef

Hugs
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone just a short post you wish you all a wonderful weekend and I hope you have a wonderful time and unwrap some really exciting much wanted gifts.
Before I go I need to thank all of you my friends,followers and guests for an amazing year I started blogging in January and it has been a really exciting time for me to share with you all.
One more thankyou goes to Fiona (you have to check out Fi's work talk about awesome talent)for winning her christmas candy tonight I won a simply sassy stamp my very first one and I love them so thankyou Fi I look forward to playing with her.
Have a great time and I hope to be back crafting on boxing day
hugs
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Tags


Hi just a really short post to share my tags i made i hope you like them it is pure caos here for the next week but i will still try to pop on here to share things with you all.

I am going to enter my tags into the following challenges:

Crafts and me-moody blues
Dotties world-Anything goes-Blue
Paperplay-Anything but a card
Passion for promarkers-Anything goes
Simon says-silver,blue,white
Stamp something-tag or pocket
Stampin for the weekend-Christmas
The stamp man-Anything goes tags
Thanks for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge And DT Card


Hello everyone firstly I would like to apologise for my lack of posts this week I got a bad case of food poisoning at the beginning of the week but i am fully recovered now.
Well its Saturday which means another fab challenge at Sweet Stampin and this week we have
a great theme of Celebrations.
We also have 2 great sponsors this week Fairy Dust Crafts and Prairy Fairy so lots of fab prizes to play for.
My card has been made for Rob my partner and I have used this fab image from Kenny K,coloured with promarkers and highlighted with some loose glitter.The greeting was a freebie but I am so sorry I can't remember where I got it-oops and I have used a cuttlebug embossing folder and Fired brick distress ink.
I do hope you like it.
I am entering this one into the following challenges:

Allsorts-Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T-Black,white and a splash of colour
Cards for men-card catorgory
CES-Anything goes
CYDA-Punch it out
Crafters companion-Sketch or christmas theme
Crafty purple frog-winter or christmas
Elephantastic-Christmas
I love promarkers-Santa
Kenny K-Let it snow
Passion for promarkers-Anything goes
Stampin for the weekend-Christmas
Corrosive Challenge-Sketch
Totally gorjuss-Someone special
Bunny Zoe's-Sparkle and shine

Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

More Candy Finds This Is Huge


OMG you really need to pop over to Taylored Concepts Blog there is a very enormous candy up for grabs and lots of winners and this is just one of the prizes so what you waiting for go get entered xxx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Snuggle In The Snow



Hello everyone Hope your all having a great weekend,
Tonight I want to share this little candle card that I have made for my little sister (I say little but she is 27) and her partner.
The image is from Motivet stamps and I think is so sweet for a couple at christmas I have coloured the image with promarkers and I have used Broken china distress ink too.The stunning paper(hated cutting into it)is from Bo Bunny one of the new collections and I have also used a cuttlebug snowflake die,oval nestabilities and some pearls from wild orchid crafts along with a little diamond stickles glitter glue.Once again I apologise for the quality of the picture and thats why I have scanned my image too so you can see my colouring alot clearer.
I hope you like what I have made.
I am going to enter my candle card into the following challenges:
Crafters companion monthly-sketch or christmas theme
oldie but goodie-Christmas Birthday
OSAAT-Anything goes
Papertake weekly-no red n green
Passion for promarkers-Anything goes
Polka doodles-project to hold a gift
simon says stamp-christmas but no red n green
Stamping vacation no no challenge-no punches
Totally gorjuss-Snow
Dotties world-Anything goes-Blue
Thanks for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A BoBunny Christmas


Hi I thought I would share this little card I made using the prize I won for the last Bobunny Challenge the papers are beautiful and I have teamed them with the co-ordinating chipboard stickers a greeting stamp and some gems I hope you like it.
I am entering this one into the following challenges:

Bobunny card challenge-Sketch
Allsorts-Last minute christmas
Ellephantastic-christmas/winter
Pear tree designs-winter wonderland
Simon says stamp and show-A holiday greeting
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Sweet Stampin Challenge And DT Card


Hi its saturday again so that can only mean one thing another fab challenge at the
sweet stampin Challenge Blog,and this week the challenge theme is 321- 3 backing papers,2 embellishments and 1 image.
We have a great sponsor for you this week too which is Craft Brulee and they are giving one lucky winner $10 to spend in their shop.
I hope you have chance to join in this week as I love visiting all of the entrants and seeing what you all make.
For my card I have used this cute little popcorn bear stamp which I got free for placing an order on crafters Companions birthday week isn't it just adorable.
I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:

CYDA-Punch it out
Crafty Creations-A Beary project
Cute card thursday-flower frenzy
Creative card crew-Anything goes
Passion for promarkers-Anything goes
ABC Challenge-J is for jewels
CES-Anything but a christmas card
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Jennifer's Candy


Hi everyone Jennifer has some great sweetpea stamps to giveaway so why not pop over and join in you can find her post here.

Hugs

Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Hi here is a very quick bunch of posies I made using Heartfelt creations posy stamps and I have made this one to enter into this weeks Joan's garden Weekly Challenge 25# I hope you like it I used cardstock to stamp the flowers onto which makes this card very quick and simple to do and I finished with strips of card for the stems and some gems for the centres of the flowers.
I am also entering this one into:
Creative card crew-Anything goes
The ABC Challenge-J is for Jewels and gems
Thankyou for visiting me
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Inspiration Tag

Hi there is a fab contest going on over at Stamping Vacation here is what you need to do.
Just check out my project below and pick 2 or 3 elements that you would like to duplicate on a card/project you will make.
Make your card and post it on your own blog along with this message that you are reading right now.
Now go to Stamping Vacation and post a link to your card on that post (this step will enter you into the drawing of $25.00 to spend at a store of your choice).
Next from your blog your readers will pick 2 or 3 elements from your project and make their own,post it on their blog and then go to stamping Vacation and post a link there aswell.At this point be sure to give the designer you picked elements from credit too!

This message will keep moving forward... TAGging blog readers all over!
Lets see how far it will travel.

On December 5th a winner will be drawn from all of the entries for an amazing $25.00 gift certificate to spend at a store of the winners choice.

On my project I have chosen:

No double matting image
Border punch
Pearls
Lace
tag

And here is my project(sorry its a bit wonky lol).




The elements you can choose from my project are as follows:

Layout
Pearls
Diecuts
Decoupage
Glitter
Tags
Lace

Hand written text

There are only a few hours left if you would like to join in but well worth it don't you think.

I have made this notebook for my wonderful mum but i thought it would be better to write her name instead of 'mum' I hope she will like it.

I am also entering this project into the following challenges:


Bizzy Becs-christmas
Elephantastics-Red and green
Fussy and fancy-Anything but a card
Marks finest papers-red and green
Saturday challenge-Christmas


Thanks for visiting me

hugs

Lorraine xx

Friday, 3 December 2010

2 More Notebooks For My Nieces



Hi just a quick post as I was just going to try and get some sleep but have decided to quickly post these instead I will be having a small christmas party on the 20th December to see my nieces,parents and my sister and her partner and thought as well as bought gifts it might be nice to bring them something homemade so here they are.
I hope you like these colour variations.
I am entering these notebooks into the following challenges:

A crafty little place-Anything goes
CYDA-Texture
passion for promarkers-old n new(new papers old punch)
Top tip tuesday-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting me and now I am off for a date with my pillow
hugs
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

More candy


Hi Crafty Hazelnuts christmas challenge blog has had such a great response that they are having another giveaway of these gorgeous papers so why not pop along and enter,
hugs
Lorraine xx

WOW AMAZING CANDY


Hello all don't usually like to boast but come on have i found the yummiest candy or what and quite frankly who wouldn't want this little lot look at all this deliciousness but I don't really want you to enter as that would be less chance for me rofl not really i think i have had more than my fair share of wins these past few months just ask the Paula's and Debs heehee anyway this candy is being offered by Prairy Fairy as they have moved back to blogger so why not pop over and enter for your chance of these scrummy craftiliciousness(is that even a word)well it is in the dictionary of Planet Lorraine lol.
Goodluck
hugs
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Willow Looking Through The Window


Hi just a short post again to share this card I made tonight.For the main image I have used 'Open Window' which is a digi stamp from Make it Crafty and I have also used lil lolita 60's Willow behind the window so she is looking out.The other products I have used are Pink Paisley papers,Promarkers,Teadye and broken china distress inks,Martha stewart leaf punch,Flower dies from spellbinders,a gem brad,Diamond stickles and some old ribbon and pearls from my stash.I hope you like it I think its sort of ok.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CYDA-Texture
crafters companion-Sketch or one for the girls
crafty purple frog-flowers
Sarah hurley-Masking
Passion for promarkers-old n new(new images,old ribbon,pearls)
Stamp something-With thanks
Top tip tuesday-Anything goes
Charisma-One for the girls

Thankyou for visiting me and now I am off to bed as its 1.36am.
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Charlie's Candy


Hi Would you like to win all of these fab goodies if so pop on over to Charlie's blog and find out how.
hugs
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Gingerbread In The Snow


Hi tonight I have made this little step card but unfortunately this is the only view I can get right now sorry :(
I have used Gingerbread Manga from sugar nellie and coloured with promarkers,the papers are from the cute companions christmas cd rom,snowflakes are a cuttlebug die I have also used Fancy Tags from spellbinders,Oval nesties and some diamond stickles glitterglue.
I hope you like it and before I get onto the challenges I want to say Happy St Andrews Day.

The challenges I am entering are:

Allsorts-Monochrome
Simon says-Let it snow
Fussy and fancy-Christmas with no red or green
I love promarkers-Anything goes with sparkle
ISB-Monochrome
Stamp and create-Tis the season
OSC-Christmas cuties
The pixie cottage-Let it snow or sketch
Totally papercrafts-Untraditional Christmas
ABC-I is for ice and snow
Cupcake inspirations-Inspiration piccy
Crafters companion-Sketch or one for the girls
Die cut Dreams Christmas Club-Use a diecut
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old snowflake die,new image)
Die cut dreams-Sweets n candy(hope gingerbread counts)
Thankyou for looking at my latest make
hugs
Lorraine xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Wanna Win Some Promarkers


If the answer is yes then pop over to Mandy at Crafty Fox cards and see how to enter and its well worth taking a look at her blog while you are thereas she is a very talented lady.
Hugs
Lorraine xx

CANDY REDRAW

Hi Fiona the winner of my candy has asked me to do a redraw as she won quite a few so without waffling on too much my new winner is the very talented Claire congrats huni if you could email me your snail mail i will get these off to you my email link is in my left sidebar thankyou.
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Baby Girl Gift




Hi and goodmorning everyone its 2.40am so I shall keep this a quick post.
A little while ago I made this gift for a friend as she knew she was having a baby girl and now little Charlotte has entered the world I can share it with you.Firstly I apologise for the quality of the photos as my camera came out of a christmas cracker lmao(not really).
I had bought a template for this pram and box and thought it would be a good idea to try it out this is the first one I had ever made so please be kind with your comments heehee.
For the pram I decided I didn't want to leave it plain so I used a swirl stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder and the main embellishments used are this lace which I think is perfect for babies some silver border peel offs and some silver bows,I would love to know what you think of my first attempt.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Make it crafty-Anything but a card
A spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Craft your days away-Texture
Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Diecut dreams-Anything but a card
Fab n Funky-Gowing with the flow
ISB-Monochrome
Allsorts-Monochrome
Sisters in christ-Celebration
Thankyou for visiting me and I am now off to hit my head on my pillow
hugs
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

WINNER!!!! For My Sweet Stampin Candy

Hi I would like to thank everyone who entered my candy and the challenge at Sweet Stampin last week you all made really beautiful projects.

To draw the names I had to do it the good old fashioned way of writing each name onto pieces of paper and to make it fair I asked my partner Rob to pick me out a winner so who is the lucky person who won the candy from me well


Drumroll please.........

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...........................
Fiona from Fi's cards and crafts


Fiona congrats you are the lucky winner of my candy so if you could email me at lorrainebetteridge@virginmedia.com asap with your snail mail details and I will get your prize out to you as soon as I can.Thankyou to everyone who entered my candy and the challenge and I also want to thank all my followers and regular commentors and guests for your continued support you all are what keeps me going. The link to my email is in my left sidebar.
Much love
Lorraine xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge And DT Card


Hello wow its saturday already which means we have another great challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin Challenge.This week we would like you to get out all of your pretty buttons and ribbons as we are have a theme of Buttons and Bows.The winner this week will recieve some beautiful pins from pretty pin embellishments like the one I have used on my card.
For my card I have used this gorgeous Hanglar Stanglar image that the lovely Faye sent to me andcoloured her with promarkers,the papers are from forever friends party pad also used are martha Stewart doily punch,Shapeabilities fancy tags,sentiment stamp,ribbon,papermania dotty mini buttons,oval and scallop oval nesties and a pretty pin.
I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old papers new image)
Cute card Thursday-Blast from the past(challenge 139 sketch)
Everybody art-use shapes
Pear tree designs-Colourful
Charisma-One for the girls
Speedy the cats friend challenge 31-Add a bow

Enjoy this weeks challenge and thankyou for visiting me today also have a great weekend
hugs
Lorraine xx

Mama's Holiday Wishlist Meme

Mama's Holiday wishlist meme

Todays Mama and Gamestop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I'm sharing this meme with you.


1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To spend precious time together throughout the holiday season

2.What is your morning tradition?

When we wake up we put the gas fire on make a cup of tea,open our gifts and then have a nice bacon sandwich MMmmmm.

3.If you could ask santa,completely decadent wish for yourself,what would it be?

A short break away with my partner would be lovely as we have been together 13 years and have never had a holiday together.

4.How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

With lots of nice food a cosy lounge and to watch all of the old christmas movies.

5.What games did you play with your family growing up?

We would always get at least 2 boardgames each for christmas and spend all afternoon playing them pictionary was always alot of fun.

6.What holiday traditions have you carried on from your own childhood?

I think I pretty much spend the holiday as we did as children I loved christmas at my parents and I think thats why I do it near on the same we start with gifts and breakfast,dinner about 2pm,christmas movies in the afternoon and a nice fingerfood and cold meats tea.

7.Where would you gofor a christmas-away-from-home trip?

I would like to go somewhere where there is lots of celebrating and christmas spirit maybe in the united states or lapland.

8. Check out Gamestop and tell us,what are the three top items on your gamestop wishlist this year?

xbox kinetic -for my partner
wii fit -for me of course
Call of duty-Black ops for the xbox 360-For my partner

Well thats christmas at mine I hope it doesn't sound too boring lol we just love it to be close family and to enjoy our compforts.

Hugs

Lorraine xx

Altered Notebook


Hi I hope all of my american friends are having a great Thanksgiving and all my non American friends are having a great day.
Today I want to share this notebook that I have altered and decorated for one of my neices I have to make 3 as my sister has twin girls and another younger daughter and I have chosen to do the same stamped image but change the colours so this cute stamp will pop up another 2 times over the next couple of days but it is a beauty.
I wanted to keep it quite flat so I used hardly any embellishments but opted for nesties and punches as the decoration.
I have used Belles n Whistles Bear hug stamp,Bo Bunny Crazy Love papers,Martha Stewart doily punch(a fave of mine),Nestabilities ovals and scallop Ovals,Shapeability fancy tags and Promarkers.The writing is my own handwriting which has been written with a sakura white gel pen.
Although for christmas I wanted to keep it non christmas looking so they can use it all year.
I hope you like it.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Charisma-One for the girls
Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Everybody Art-use shapes
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old stamp,new papers)
Make it crafty-Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday-layer upon layer
Die cut Dreams-Anything but a card
Fab n funky-going with the flow

Thanks for visiting me
Hugs
Lorraine xx



Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Happy Birthday Tilda

Please scroll down for my sweet stampin bloghop post



Hello everyone I know what your thinking ''Does this girl ever sleep'' well I do but at all the wrong times as it is now 2.31am and I have not long finished making this card which I think turned out sort of ok.
I won this image in stamped images so I wanted to get colouring her with my promarkers and the papers are very old from Papermania.
I am going to keep this post short as I don't want to bore you all to death as I tend to waffle on at this time of night ask anyone on the PCP Sugar Nellie Forum they will tell you lol.
So anyway its not like me not to enter into a challenge or 10 so why change a habit of a lifetime thats what I always say so here they are:

Create4fun-Sketch
Everybody Art-Shapes
Passion for promarkers-old and new(old papers new embossing folder)
Magnolia lovers-punches
OSAAT-Event(Birthday)
Sarah Hurley-Embossing

Crafty purple frog-Flowers
Oldie but goodie-Glitter
Top tip tuesday-layer on layer
Just Magnolia-White+1

Thanks for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Blog And Contest

Please scroll down for my Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post



Hi Bombshell stamps has a new blog and they also have a followers contest where you can win stamps and digis so why not take a look here
hugs
Lorraine xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Make A Wish!!!

Please Scroll Down For My Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post



Hello everyone I hope you are all having a wonderful day.Last night I made this little clean and simple tent topper card for the PCP Sugar Nellie Forum and I had such fun making this one.
I used this adorable Stamp from Sugar Nellie from the Country Cousins section and I think she is just as good for a birthday card as she is for christmas.I coloured her using promarkers added a little glitter glue to the star on her wand and to her wings.Embossed with two different folders D'vine swirls and swiss dots,Nestabilities classic cirlcles and scallop circles,Organza ribbon and finished with a sentiment from Cute Companions celebration set.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

PCP sugar Nellie Forum-Tent topper card
Creative cowgirls-Anything goes
ISB-Monochrome
Sarah Hurley-Embossing
Cupcake-Fairytales


Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Reminder-Sweet Stampin DT Call

Hi right now there is a DT call for Sweet Stampin Challenge blog I absolutely love working with these ladies they are some of the most fun,creative and friendly people i have been lucky enough to get to know, so if you would like the chance to enter into this fabulous team then pop over here for all the details on how to enter and goodluck
hugs
Lorraine xx

DCRU Thankful Sale


Hi everyone I just had to let you know about the sale Die cuts R Us are having I have bought from them and I must say the customer service is out of this world and as I live in the uk I thought I would have to wait ages for my purchase to arrive but no It came within a week how mega quick is that I would definately return to them and they have the most amazing products.
The sale is from November 22nd to November 26th so what are you waiting for go grab yourself a bargain at Die Cuts R Us.
Hugs
Lorraine xx

My First Thanksgiving card Ever

For My Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post Please Scroll Down



Yep thats right this is the very first Thanksgiving card I have ever made as I live in the U.K we don't really celebrate it but I wanted to make one anyway to wish all of my blogging friends who do celebrate Thanksgiving a great time so HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!
For my card I bought this fun digi stamp from Digital Delights but his board is blank and I wanted to enter the Polka Doodle challenge which was to use the free digi download and it was of this cool sentiment 'Give Thanks' so off I went into my craft studio and shrunk it a little bit so it would fit I hope you like it.The paper is of subtle autumn leaves which is from a cd rom of Joanna Sheen's called Jane Netley Mayhew.The gems are actually orange but as I have scanned my card it looks like they are green lol.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles-Use Free Download
Creative Cowgirls-Anything goes(congrats on your new challenge blog)
Papertake weekly-Autumn skies
Simon says stamp n show-What makes you happy(food lol)
Sew many-Turkey/punch
Stamp something-Thanks
Fuzzy Wuzzy-Seasons(Fall)
Cupcake Inspirations-Inspiration photo
Auds Sentiments-Happy thanksgiving

Thankyou for visiting me
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Couple Of Very Quick N Simple Cards

For the sweet stampin bloghop please scroll down thankyou




Hi a little while ago I was lucky enough to win a great prize on the Bo Bunny blog and my prize was a pack of 12x12 papers and a 12x12 sheet of fab chipboards from one of their new lines this line is called Crazy Love.The papers are beautiful I almost cried cutting into them lol.I thought I would make a couple of cards using just the papers and chipboards and of course I had to add some diamond stickles too.
I would like to enter them into the following challenges:

Simon says-Sparkle
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin Bloghop,Challenge and Candy Galore


Hi and welcome to Sweet stampin's first birthday bloghop!
If you have come from Lindsay's blog then you are on the right track while you are here please leave me a comment and remember to enter any of the candies along the way you will need to enter the challenge and comment on each of the DT blogs.
Your next hop along the way is Val.
If you get lost along the way then please go back to the start which will be at the


For my card I have used one of our sponsors images which is this little cutie from Di's Digi Downloads.

Now for my candy




Here is a list of what you will recieve from me:
Bow Easy

My craft studio Perfect Petals cd rom(used 1 time)

Imaginisce castle snag em stamp
4 Sakura Glaze pens
5 large white roses5 large pink roses
1 sheet of silver border peel offs
mini tub of black art glitter's loose glitter

20 stamped images

Don't forget to be eligible for any candy along the way you will need to enter our sketch challenge this week goodluck!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma cards-Babies

Crafty purple frog-Flowers

Sarah hurley-embossing

Simon says stamp n show-What makes you happy(anything pink n cute things)

hugs

Lorraine xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Wee Memories Candy


Check out this fab candy from Wee Memories here
hugs
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Baby Blowing Bubbles


Hi just a very quick post as I need to get the dinner on lol.
Here is a card I made last night using Bubbles from Sugar Nellie I just love this stamp such a joy to colour too.
I have used:
Bubbles stamp from sugar Nellie
Martha Stewart punch
Spun sugar distress ink
Pearls/Gems
Dotty embossing folde
Paper from forever friends baby pad
Rick rac ribbon
I hope you like what I have made.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CES-Think pink
Cute card Thursday-Anything goes
lollipop crafts-very girlie
Paper sundaes-pick your toppings(punch,ribbon,embossing)
Beary scrap-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Dear Santa Please Can I Have A New Camera.....

and here is a close up of my colouring


You can see why I want one can't you it gets on my nerves when I make something I like and the camera lets me down.
This is my first ever candle card I hope you can see it.
I have used Gingerbread from Sugar Nellie she is so beautiful.I coloured her using promarkers and highlighted some of the areas with loose glitter.The snowflakes are diecut from a cuttlebug die,Papers are the winter stack from DCWV,pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from my stash.
I had such a good time making this card and so much easier than I thought it would be.I used purple candles which are scented but the ribbon is sort of hiding them.
I hope the picture isn't too fuzzy.
I would like to enter my candle card into the following challenges:

PCP Sugar Nellie Forum-Tealight Candle Card
Cute card Thursday-Anything goes
Die cut Dreams Christmas Club-Snowflakes
lollipop crafts-Very girlie
Saturday challenge-sparkle and shine
Crafty purple frog-Sparkle
Stamp and create-Tis the season
RRRR-Christmas themed
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas Thankyou Giftbox And Notelet Set

Here is the side of the box

Here is a better view of the different note cards inside


Hi firstly I would like to apologise for the bad photography it is very dark and gloomy today and the only camera I have is a cheap 5 megapixel so you can imagine the quality it gives.
This is a giftset for my mum she is the best mum I could ever wish for and thought this would make a cute gift for her.
I have used B&w Stamps Apple pie and turtle doves and there are 3 of each design inside with envelopes.
For the box I wanted to keep it simple by using the sentiment stamp'Christmas Thankyou' from a popcorn bear set and used scallop and classic circle nesties and a variety of Wild Orchid Crafts Roses which I have glittered using diamond stickles.All of the colouring has been done using promarkers and as a little finishing touch I have added some red pearls from my stash.Quite a clean and simple look I feel.

I would like to enter this set into the following challenges:

B&W challenge-Winter nights
Polka Doodles-Gift box
Crafts and me-Glitter
Crafty purple frog-Sparkle
Creative card crew-give thanks
Cute card thursday-Anything goes
Dotties world-Anything goes- Red
Cupcake inspirations-Inspiration piccy
Bunny Zoes's-Christmas not a card(gift box)
Thabkyou for looking and again I apologise for the quality of the pictures
hugs
Lorraine xx

Gurlee Girl Candy



Hi how about this wonderful candy prize if you are interested pop over here to enter xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge 52# Dt card



Hello and good morning I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the weekend.
This week we at Sweet Stampin would like to see you make projects using the theme 'Snowflakes' you can use any projects you like as long as there is at least 1 snowflake on your projects.

We are sponsored this week by Tiddly inks.
For my DT card today I have used my newest stamp to my collection which is the seal from whiff of joy which I think is so cute look at his (or her in this case) little face.I have used scraps of paper from my stash which I got as freebies from magazines,cuttlebug snowflake die,pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and the nestabilities I have used are scallop ovals, classic ovals and deckle rectagles.I have also added glitter to the bottom two snowflakes not sure how visible it is though but it is there lol.For my image I have used promarkers and broken china distress ink for the sky background.
I hope you like it.
I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations using snowflakes this week it could be stamps,die cuts,anything you have in your stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute card thursday-Anything goes
ISB-Pearls/gems
Lexi's creations-Anthing goes
Paper romance-Everything but the kitchen sink
Paper sundaes-let it snow
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Fuzzy wuzzy-Seasons(winter)
WOJ-Christmas card
A spoonful of sugar-Snow/snowflakes
Creative inspirations-pink christmas

Thankyou for popping over and looking at my card today
hugs
Lorraine xx

Leigh's Candy-Lots Of Cool Prizes







Hi everyone checkout all of these fab prizes Leigh has on offer on her blog as a candy in memory of her friend Amanda Mary who sadly died a few weeks back.I too have a little candy to add to all of this gorgeous stash so i will post it over to Leigh so thats even more chances of winning.So what are you waiting for get on over there and enter via the linky thingy oops mind the cat we Don't want any accidents.
Thankyou for your support Leigh will be thrilled if you would pop over and join in.
Thankyou
Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Blog Awards x2


Well who is a lucky girl then me that who heehee I have been given this scrummy award by two very talented ladies who's blogs I just love love love. Who are they?
Hold on I am just getting to that part gosh you crafters are not very patient lol.
They are the very super gorgeously talented Elaine and Carly please pop over to their blog dens as you will love what you see there.
Right I need to tell you 3 things about myself you don't already know well this is tricky as some of you already know me inside out(you know who you are those rebels at the pcp sugar nellie forum).I am so going to get a few cyber slaps for that heehee be gentle I love you loads.

1.Right now you could probably say I am one of the luckiest bloggers out there(for now) as I have won over 15 prizes in 2 and a half months.I don't get well dones anymore I get you have won again or its you again lol.

2.I don't have any children but as you can probably guess when I comment on your blogs I have a gorgeous 3 year old Staffy who is soppier than a new born kitten lol.

3. I am always up all night long which is when I craft or do my blogging as some of you may notice of the times my posts tend to go up.

Well thats me sorry but I think you will find it a little boring heehee but I am not sure what else to say.

I have to pass this award onto 5 others WHAT ONLY 5 as if I could choose only 5 I would love it if each of you would take this award and display it on your blogs as without you I would probably not even have a blog so you take this from me you all rock!!!

Have a wonderful evening or should I say morning as its almost 1am here(told you I blog late).
hugs
Lorraine xx

Monday, 8 November 2010

Souffle Corner Bookmark For My Niece



Hi everyone tonight I want to share this little corner bookmark I made using this little cutie 'Souffle the duck' I have had this stamp for a whole year and tonight was the first time he got inked up bless him.He came from one of the popcorn bear christmas sets.The holly came from another of the christmas sets which I thought would give it a nice touch.The papers are DCWV Rose tinted christmas.I have used my favourite punch from Martha Stewart and finally finished with some fake stitching and highlights using a sakura white gel pen.

I hope you like it oh I almost forgot I have also used promarkers to colour him in.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Allsorts-T'was the night before christmas
Charisma-With love at christmas
Creative Card crew-Punch it
Paperplay-Circles
Fuzzy wuzzy-Seasonal(winter)
Anything goes-Letter B(Bookmark)
Crafts and me-Make a christmas gift
OSAAT-Winter wonderland
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Top tip tuesday-Christmas inspired
Bah Humbug-Fancy folds
Thankyou for visiting me
hugs
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sugar Nellie Shaker Card


Hi everyone I hope you are all having a great weekend I am going to make this short as its almost 2am and I should think about hitting the sack.
For my card I have used this adorable manga image from Sugar Nellie,Promarkers to colour,DCWV Rose tinted christmas papers,Nestabilies cirlces and scallop circles,Gems,Cuttlebug snowflake die,White gel pen and polar white flowersoft.My personal opinion is that I think I should have used a colour flowersoft rather than the white as it doesn't seem to show up very well.

TOP TIP
When using acetate to make shaker cards wash your acetate in soapy water then dry this takes away the ststic cling so that whatever you use for your shaker won't stick to the acetate.

I would like to enter my shaker card into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Forum-Shaker card
Bizzy Becs-Cute and sweet
Creative inspirations-Shaker card
Everybody Art-Untraditional Christmas
I love promarkers-Snowflakes
paper romance-Everything but the kitchen sink
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Stamping vacation-Snowflake paper
Stamping vacation-Winter wonderland song challenge
Top Tip Tuesday-Christmas
Charisma cards-With love at christmas

Thankyou very much for visiting me and any comments will be greatly appriciated
hugs
Lorraine xx