Sunday, 28 February 2010

3rd Post Today Vintage Kitty

Hello everyone think im on a roll 3 posts in one day think I am going blogging crazy. This next card I am also entering into some challenges but before i tell you which ones I will share with you what i used for this card.

I got this gorgeous digi from motivet and if you pop over there you too could own him absolutely free so what are you waiting for,k and co paper,d'vine swirls embossing folder,versa magic inkpads,Martha Stewart punch,s/a gems from papermania,thinking of you stamp and finally a gorgeous rose embellishment.I hope you like it.Now here is the list of challenges im entering with this card

Motivet Digi and Sketch

2nd Post Today Another Challenge

Over at Digital Doodling she has the most gorgeous digital stamps and here is a freebie that Wendy has kindly given away to her followers isn't she adorable I teamed her with some pretty daisy paper and a daisy cuttlebug embossing folder I also used promarkers,pink ribbon,Martha Stewart punch and 3 buttons.I also used glossy accents for the snails shell. I have decided to enter this one into a few challenges listed below I hope you like my card and thankyou for looking.

Lorraine xx

3 of anything(I used 3 buttons)

New Digi Meets Friday Sketcher Challenge

Evening all I have just bought the cutest digi from sj-Musings she is absolutely adorable i think you will agree you get the outline drawing and 2 coloured images for an amazing £1.50 so pop over and get yours I love it.

I am entering this card into the Friday sketchers challenge i used the adorable my minds eye papers,promarkers,Martha Stewart punch,pearls,nesties and a heart gem for her hair.

I really hope you like it.

My first blog award

OMG i can't believe it I have just recieved my first blog award from the lovely Fern from Ferns Creations From The Heart thankyou so very much hun I am so happy that I can't even put it into words.As I am new to all of this please forgive me if I do it wrong but now I need to let you know 7 things about myself so here goes

1. I love my partner of 13 years very much.

2. The other love of my life is definately my 3 year old staffy Blade.

3.I have been crafting since a child but it had been an addiction for 3 years now.

4. I live in a small flat with the 2 loves of my life in the south of England.

5. I have a very close relationship with my parents who I keep close to my heart.

6. Apart from crafting I love to cook especially baking cakes.

7. Starting this blog is one of the best things I ever did it has been so rewarding for me.

Now I will choose 15 people to pass this award onto so please take the logo and keep it for your own blogs here goes

12.A Thousand Sheets Of Paper

14. All The Things I Love

well thats it for now a big thankyou to the lovely Fern and I will be back later with a few cards to share as they are still a working progress thanks for looking.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Prima has something big coming

Prima has something really big coming but they are keeping it secret but in the mean time they are giving away something really big 2 goody bags worth $100 one for the us and 1 international so dont delay get your entry in today.

thankyou for popping over and hopefully i will have cards to share with you tomorrow


Lorraine xx

Friday, 26 February 2010

Whiff Of Joy Challenge 68#

Hi all this is my entry for the woj challenge I coloured the image with my promarkers then placed her onto oval nestability shapes,I used some free papers which i got from a magazine a few months ago as I thought they went well with the colours I used on my image,for the border I used my brand new martha stewart punch that my partner got me yesterday well he got me the lace heart one too he spoils me when he can bless him but these are the very 1st martha stewarts that I own so im very excited about them they are great.I added a small greeting then the flowers and finally finished with some gems I hope you like it. The challenge was to follow the sketch and I think I did well to follow it as best I could I will add the link at the bottom for anyone who would like to join in.Thankyou all for stopping by my blog it means a lot to me.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Challenge Card and O/H Birthday card

Hi everyone heres a quick last minute card i made for my partner as it is now his birthday but hes in bed so i had to make it quickly before he wakes up.It also fits the raise the bar challenge as the challenge is no stamping except for the sentiment.I am also entering this one as a second entry for the abc challenge O is for 1 paper and Lexis challenge.

For my card i used Joanna Sheens Jane Netley Mayhew cd which is adorable it has the most beautiful images on it.I thought that this one was too cute if there is such a thing.I used the mathching paper and then added my stamped greeting and then finished off with a gem brad and gold tassel.I also added a gorgeous insert to finish my card. I hope you like it and thankyou for popping over to my blog to take a look i really appriciate it greatly.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 22 February 2010

Charity Crafter Has Sakura Candy

Hello everyone just a quick post to let you all know that over at Charity Crafters blog she has 4 prizes to give away of sakura pens and we all know how great they are so please pop over there and show your support.She has some beautiful cards and projects on her blog and some really great money saving tips.The work she does for charity is unbelieveable too she deserves a medal.Well thats me for know hopefully i'll be back soon with a card to share with you all.The link to her blog is
Lorraine xx

A Simple Card For A Few Challenges

Hello everyone sorry that I haven't posted much lately been so busy decorating the flat as we fancied a change this year its going to take ages.

This is a simple card that I decided to make for a few challenges and all the links will be avaliable at the bottom of this post for anyone who is interested in joining in.

The stamped image is from crafters companions rose flower fairies stamp sheet Which i coloured using promarkers lilac,amythyst, the butterflies are from the almond blossom one (i think),I wanted to keep it simple so I only used one paper which was just some lightly textured paper plain white which has a scallopped edge from papermania.I added some ribbon to the left hand side along with 3 buttons,inked the edges of my topper with some brilliance purple ink,glittered the dress and butterflies and for the wings I used some angelina fibres.I would like to thank you all for looking and appriciate any comments that you wish to leave.The links will follow.


Lorraine xx inspirational photo,buttons,glitter

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Pink Gem Challenge 1

For Pink Gems first challenge there is a lovely sketch to follow and the option to use pink and gems.As this is the only pink gem stamp i own at the moment thanks to mandy for kindly sending me the little darling stamp I have made a very early christmas card with her. For my card i have used dcwv papers,s/a gems,clear glitter,nesties,promarkers,cuttlebug snowflake die,cuttlebug embossing folder(sorry little difficult to see stupid camera).I hope you like it and if you would like to join in on this challenge the link will be at the end of this post.Thankyou very much for looking at my card and all comments are very much appriciated.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 29

Hello everyone hope you have all had a lovely day.what no PINK or PURPLE I hear you say.Well I thought I would leave my compfort zone and try a new colour range to brighten up this terrible weather we all seem to be having so what do you think?

The challenge this week was to follow Tiets sketch(a great sketch I must add) and add 3 flowers,2brads and 1 button.I used my new funky vintage papers by Dovecraft for this one as I thought the colours went well as I coloured her with my promarkers before choosing my papers and then followed the sketch as best I could.The stamp I used was the very first sugar nellie I bought from Funkykits called Sweet and Sassy I love this stamp and I never seem to get bored of this one shes too adorable.Well thats me for this evening will post again real soon thankyou for popping over and thankyou for all of you that leave comments they are very much appriciated.


Lorraine xx

Monday, 15 February 2010

A Card For a few Challenges

A little time ago I told you I won the trimcrafts competition and my gorgeous prize came just before the weekend and it consisted of the whole new range from dovecrafts called funky vintage I got 6x6 papers,8x8 papers,decorative brads,2 packs of glittered s/a ribbons and a pack of 12 printed cards and envelopes.well here on my card is one of the gorgeous papers from the set they are all beautiful though.

For my card i used the papers as the backing,some bronze cardstock,ribbon,flowers and the image was a freebie from the greeting farm I finished with a greeting and some red pearls I hope you like it.


Lorraine xx
The challeges I am entering are :

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Hello everyone hope you all had a lovely day and Happy Valentines Day to you all.Just a quick post sorry no card to upload at the minute but I just wanted to let you all know about Jacqui's blog its fantastic and she has the most unbelieveable talent I love her style of work its beautiful but enough of my ramblings why not pop over there now yourself to her blog which is called Cats Whiskers and see what i mean you will not be dissappointed.Its her birthday coming up too on the 23rd February (also my hubbys birthday) and she is offering the most gorgeous candy as pictured above.well thats me done for tonight take care and I will post again soon.


Lorraine xx

Motivet Challenge 6# and Polka Doodles Challenge and stamp something challenge

Here is my entry for the motivet challenge I had such fun with this one.There is a sketch to follow and it was a lovely one too.The beautiful cat and flower image is also from the Motivet blog and its free thats right I said FREE so why not join in on the fun and you too can have this gorgeous digi and he is such fun to colour.I am also entering it into the Polka dooodles challenge which the theme is Hearts and Flowers.Lastly I am entering this one into the stamp something challenge which has the theme 'something cute'

For my take on the challenge i used:
Papermania paper
sizzix build a flower dies
Fiskars border punch
cuttlebug embossing folders
Brilliance purple ink pad
Penny Black heart stamp
Shrink plastic
Papermania brad/gems

Iused the shrink plastic and heart stamp to make my own charm embellishments as I didnt have any suitable for this card but I still think it works just as well.
well im off to bed now so I will post again real soon.
Thanks for checking out my blog and card.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 13 February 2010

WOJ monday challenge 66 and Promarker challenge 38

I have made this card to enter into the two challenges in the title firstly the whiff of joy challenge where there is an excellent sketch which this is my take on it i hope you like it i used the willow sitting stamp,silver peel offs,my minds eye papers,nesties,pink inkpad and my build a flower sizzix die which I attached with some papermania glitter brads.Secondly for the promarker challenge http://www.promarkerchallenge.blogspot.comthis week we had to use the colours sky blue,cool aqua and argean blue which is what I used to colour her dress.Yet again I do apologise for thepoor photograph I really must get a new camera.

Thankyou for looking at my card.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 12 February 2010

Candy Winner

Well i finally made it to 20 followers so thankyou everyone who has made me feel so welcome in the blogging world.I know what your thinking well whos the winner?
O.K the winner of the stamp set and images is......................................... Drum roll please................................ Charity Crafter (Leigh)
congratulations hun if you would like to email me your posting details i will get your prize out to you as soon as i can,I have also added a couple of small extras for you too.
Thanks to everyone who played along and i look forward to seeing everyones creations so for now goodnight everyone must get some beauty sleep as I do really need it lol
Lorraine xx


Well the time has come I have finally reached 20 followers so the winner of my mini candy will be revealled this evening.Thankyou so very much for all of your support during my early days of blogging it means so much to me it really does so THANKYOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
well i must dash as I have so many cards to make and ill declare trhe winner later.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The pink elephant blog hop

Hop over to the pink elephant and join in on all the fun.There are some wonderful cards and projects to see and get inspiration from click on the link and let the fun begin.


Lorraine xx

Pop over to motivet and pick up this super cute free digi as soon as I saw him I had to have him.Sorry for the short post I just wanted to let you all know about the freebie.


Lorraine xx


The amazing Wendy over at Digital Doodling is kindly giving us yet another freebie for her dedicated followers and how adorable is she her name is Little Bess so why not go over and pick her up shes going to look great no matter what your choice of colouring medium.

Thanks Wendy xxx

Monday, 8 February 2010

Challenge Card

I am entering this little one into 2 challenges firstly the promarker challenge 37-All creatures great and small.Iused apricot as my main colour for the giraffe and different pink shades for his kimono.Secondly I am entering it into the ABC challenge-Something new.I used my new cuttlebug embossing folder and my new stamp by Joanna Sheen which I got brand new from ebay for just 99p a great bargain dont you think.The links for the 2 challenges will following thankyou for looking.
Lorraine xx

Sir Stampalot Challenge and Blog Hop

Over at Floral Fantasies here there is a great challenge and bloghop with the most amazing prizes you must pop over and take a look not forgetting to pop over to sir stampalot too here

The challenge is to make a project of your choice and to incorporate 'MOVING' into your project this could be a kinetic card,adding Charms or maybe moving home the choice is yours.

Here is my card for the challenge

I have decided that the cute companions are getting the train to their new home and have packed all of their toys into the carriages. I used the dotty cuttlebug embossing folder for the white background and coloured my images with promarkers,then finished it off with some gingham ribbon and a little sentiment.I do hope you like my card.

Well thats it really I would like to thank you for popping over and taking a look at my blog as I really do appriciate it and especially all the wonderful comments that you have all left me.I do apologise for the terrible photograph I just cant seem to get a descent image from it.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 5 February 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge 3- Danielles Sketch

Here is my entry for the crafters companion challenge.Danielle has made the sketch and a lovely one it is too.Ive used the new popcorn romance cd rom for my card as everything matches beautifully.Iused Fiskars scallopped edge scissors on the papers and the roses are from my local Hobbycraft store I hope you like it and thankyou for looking at my creation today.Happy crafting all. I apologise for the photo as one the camera is playing up and two it has been very dark in my area at the moment (sorry).
link follows:

Pink Gem Designs Candy

Well over at Pink Gem they are running a draw with the prize of six yes i said six Pink Gem Designs stamps so why not go over and join in on the fun.Also they have a challenge blog now too so why not join there too.You can find the link for the challenge blog by scrolling down my side bar so hurry now the more the merrier.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 28-Marlenes Sketch

As in the title i am entering this card into the sugar bowl challenge which you can find here ive used the squirrel stamp from the homegrown range,coloured him with promarkers then used my tag nesties for the shape.Next i cut the image into 4 equal parts and put them together again leaving a small gap in between each piece.The leaf paper comes from the autumn and winter crafters companion occassions cd rom and the punch is a Fiskars lace punch.To finish i stamped with love and cut into a tag shape and thread through a little ribbon i do hope you like it and thankyou for coming to my blog to have a look.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Well just a quick post as I need to shout about the email i have just recieved.I entered a competition over at trimcrafts website I think its and they said that they need my address as I have won the new Funky Vintage kit I am sooooo happy cant wait to use the gorgeous papers.Anyway must dash as I have got cards to make lol.thanks for stopping by and reading my good news I appriciate anyone coming here to take a look.Hugsxx

Monday, 1 February 2010

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge-Hearts and Sophisticat Challenge-Love

Here is my entry for the fussy and fancy friday challenge incorporating hearts.As you can see i have used a really cute image and lovely papers and alphabets from the new popcorn romance cd rom by crafters companion.
links to the challenges are

abc Iove you....sweetheart challenge and Corrosive Challenge-Fancy Folds andRaise the bar Challenge 4#

this is one of my favourite styles of cards at the moment and all tthe images and papers have come from the new popcorn the bear romance cd rom then i added some heart gems.I think this one ill be giving to my partner if he behaves himself lol. Thanks for coming over and taking a look at my blog xx
links to the challenges are