Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Lovely Award From Fern

Today I have only a short post and no card at the moment but it is an on going progress so should be finished hopefully by tomorrow if I have time and now onto my award I have recieved this little beauty from the very talented Fern you must check out her blog as she creates the most gorgeous and amazing things.THANKYOU VERY MUCH FERN i really appriciate it.

I am supposed to give this to 12 followers but I really cannot choose and you all deserve it so please all of my followers take this award and take it with pride.

Well thats me for now please pop back to see me soon


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Easter/Spring Card For A Few Challenges

Hi everyone before I tell you about my card I would just like to tell you that I won my very 1st challenge today over at DZ DOODLES and whats more it was their 1st challenge too I am so happy I just had to tell someone.
Today I have made a little easter/spring card which fits into a few challenges I have used a sugar nellie stamp and coloured with my favourite promarkers as usual also used was some heart gems,free paper from a mag,martha stewart heart doily punch and finished with a greeting.The sketch is from I love promarkers and they have asked you to add sots or dots so I added them to the girls clothes using a white gel pen.I have also added glitter to the flowers but not sure if you can see it very well.I hope you like my card and thankyou for coming over and taking a look I appriciate you all popping over no matter wether you follow me or are just visiting so THANKYOU ALL VERY MUCH.
see you all really soon
Lorraine xx

Monday, 29 March 2010

Coffee Kiki Meets A Few Challenges

Good evening to all my fellow followers and guests I do hope that everyone has had a lovely weekend mine has been fairly quiet this week but I am NOT
Tonight I thought I would share a little simple card using the gorgeous Coffee Kiki now you must agree how sweet is she there must be a bag of sugar in that coffee cup to make her this
I used my promarkers for this one but thats no surprise as I always do and the sketch I used is from Anyone for Anya who now accept us to use cc designs images in the challenge so thats what I have used here.For added dimension I have raised her up on 2mm foam pads and layered up the flower in the bottom corner.A new thing I done on this one was to doodle my own sentiment which I have never done before and not really sure if I will again to be totally honest still not sure what I make of it really.Something else I don't usually do is doodle some fake stitching all around the card using a white gel pen I think you can just about see it.I embossed the mat shes on with a cuttlebug folder and used nestabilities tooI hope you like it and thankyou for taking a look the challenges I am entering are listed below.

Raise The Bar Fools or something you don't usually do
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 27 March 2010


Good afternoon everyone today I am sharing a card that I made for the Sugar bowl Challenge and this week we got to choose what sketch we liked from all of the sketches they have used for their challenges so far and I have chosen this little cutie from challenge 26 Lilians sketch.For my card I have chosen this gorgeous little stamp which is called Daisy by Sugar Nellie and designed by the Amazing Elizabeth Bell.I coloured her with promarkers and the papers are from a free pack from a magazine by My minds eye I just love them as you can probably tell by how much I have used them I finished with some gorgeous roses and left it without a greeting so that it can be for any occassion I hope you like it.Thankyou for stopping and I will blog again really soon.
Lorraine xxx

Kellie's Super Candy

Hi all the amazing Kellie Winnel is selebrating reaching an amazing 1000,000 hits on her blog which you can find here and the picture above is the amazing candy prize that she is kindly offering.I visit Kellie's blog on a regular basis and it is just beautiful and she makes the most adorable things so what are you waiting for pop over there and see for yourself I asure you won't be dissapointed.

I would like to say a big thankyou to Kellie for the chance of winning this fabulous kit and for all the inspiration I have found on her blog so THANKYOU KELLIE.

See you all very soon.


Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Hi all hope your all ok tonoght I am sharing a card that i made using my new stamp that arrived today i just love the image she's adorable.I have made an easel card using some free my minds eye papers and i coloured my image using promarkers and a touch of glitter.
sorry this is such a short post I have been so busy today and now I am starting to feel tired I promise to be more awake next post.
Thankyou all so very much for looking on my blog and I hope to post again really soon.I apologise for the blurry pictures too.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Wow what a lovely suprise I have just recieved this gorgeous award from the lovely Fern she has made me feel so welcome since i first started blogging along with some others so thankyou so very much I am posting this with a great amount of pride.
Well the rules for this award are simple I have to pass it on to 5 people and say something sweet about them.I will keep this brief as I could be here all day saying nice things about some of the people I have met in the wonderful land of blogging.
Here are my 5:

1. Gina- of the nicest,kindeset people I have met and the things she makes are beautiful.
2.Leigh amazing lady who always thinks of others and does amazing work for charity.

3.Poppet- One of the sweetest girls in blogland and the inspiration on her blog is truely amazing.

4. Debs- have only just met Debs but I just know that our friendship is just developing,she leaves lovely comments and has lovely creations on her blog.

5. Leann- love this ladies work its truly sensational and she really cheers you up when the chips are down.

Please take your awards ladies you have been a real inspiration to me and kept me going when things have been a bit tough i love you all so much and class you all as a good friend to me thankyou so much for being there for me.
Well thats the award out of the way I have just recieved my new whiffof joy stamp through the post so I am hoping to create something pretty so will post what i make later thanks for popping over.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 22 March 2010

Compforting news

Hi ladies before i start i would just like to say a massive happy birthday to my friend Leigh over at CHARITY CRAFTER have a great time huni.
Right as some of you know i got a bit upset yesterday about a challenge blog and i would just like to add that the lady has come and given me a massive apology as she didn't mean to upset me one bit which i was very happy about so thankyou very much.she commented on my original post and made her lovely apology there so for anyone who would like to read it please feel free.
thanks everyone i will try to upload some cards to share tomorrow.
Lorraine xx


Hi all after being so upset yesterday i finally got some great news i entered the magnolia down under blog hop and won one of the candy prizes so thought i would show you.I have never won any candy or challenges before so i am really happy the picture above is what i have won.


Lorraine xx

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Hi all feeling more cheery now thanks to Gina and Poppet thanks ladies.

Silly me entered the dz doodles challenge but i never used one of their images so here is another one to enter and this time with one of their digi how cute is she.

I used promarkers,papermania papers from the flowery pack a martha stewart punch an x cut daisy punch and some gems i hope you like it.

Alot brighter than i usually do but i felt i needed to challenge myself.Why not pop over to their blog they have got the cutest free easter digi on offer take a look,The link is
Lorraine xx


Hi all just a little moan to get it off of my chest.

Today i was blogg hopping like usual and i do have a few regular challenges that i like to enter and then i stumbled across one of my usuals and they said that they have had so many entries that they have to crack down on their rules and you need to have perfect clean crisp photographs to be seriously considered in the challenges.HOW OUT OF ORDER IS THAT.
I have heard the same thing from so many bloggers today and i am just glad i am not alone in all of this and whats more i left them a comment saying that unfortunately i won't be able to join in anymore because i am not very good at taking perfect photographs and believe me it wasn't a horrible comment just the truth basically and now they have removed my comment it just makes me so mad i mean i am a crafter not a photographer what do they expect from us i mean if you don't want loads of entries why run a challenge blog its beyond me.
Anyway thats me thankyou for listening to me moaning on and thankyou to everyone who has been really supportive over my rubbish PHOTOGRAPHY you are all great.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 19 March 2010

2nd post Popcorn Celebrates His Entry into Totally Gorjuss Challenge

Hi all back again this time with popcorn bear and his best friend Souffle the duck.The challenge over at Totally gorjuss ths week is 'sweet' and you can't get much sweeter then this cute pear with their cupcakes.
For this card i chose to use lilac and yellow shades quite a simple little card really i coloured with my usual promarkers added a small polka dot piece of paper from my scraps box and layered up my design i hope you like this one simple but fun i think.
Thankyou for looking.Thanks to Gina i am also entering this one into the Prairie fun friday challenge thanks hun.
Lorraine xx

Sweet pea fot DZ Doodles 1st Challenge

Good afternoon everyone i have decided that the silly camera that i own can be tossed out of the window and i would like to thank everybody for their help especially Gina who gave me the great tips on scanning my projects i think it looks a little better than the photos that i have been taking let me know what you think please.
Well i havent posted for a few days so its time for me to share a card i have just made using my new stamp which is from sweet peas i absolutely love it its adorable i think it is the first of a big collection to come so watch this space.
I coloured my image with promarkers and highlighted with glitter,the papers are from Debbie moore designs which i luckily won in a magazine competition,i used a martha stewart punch a simple greeting and then added some cute little paper flowers.I hope you like it i think i am happy with the finished result for once i am always complaining about my cards when they are finished you know the one what if i just add........ but not this time.Still a tiny bit blurry but not as
I used the sketch from DZ Doodles 1st challenge so i am going to enter it into that challenge.
Thankyou for popping over to my blog annd having a look at my latest creation all of your comments are very much appriciated.
take care
Lorraine xx

Monday, 15 March 2010


Hi everyone i am in desperate help as some of you who visit my blog well know my photographs are terrible but as i have only had a computer for a short time i am still learning.What i would like to know is how can i stop my photos from looking so blurry is there a program i can take them into or something to make them look clearer thankyou.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

A Spring Read

Hello everyone I hope all of you mums out there are having a lovely relaxing day and are getting spoilt rotten as you all do deserve to.

Today I thought i would share a little card that i made yesterday for a few challenges.Firstly I adore this digital image designed by the famous Elizabeth Bell its stunning and such a joy to colour with promarkers or copics for those who prefer those i just have promarkers so thats what i have used.i used my nesties,spotty paper from my craft paper stash i think it came free with a magazine some time ago,2 Martha Stewart punches-frond,doily lace,a small piece of glitter card and a flower and gem.The flower was originally white but i coloured it with promarkers to fit my card.The sketch is from Totally Gorjuss i hope they don't mind me turning it around to fit my image i hope you like it.

I am entering this into a few challenges which I will list below and please enjoy the rest of your day mums and non mums too.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 12 March 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

Hello alll you craftaholics i hope your all well.Tonight i thought i would share my sugar bowl challenge card is a sketch to follow and also to incoporate stars in some way.

The image i have chosen is dress up by Sugar Nellie which i coloured with promarkers and then added some glitter to her feather boa,then matted her onto 2 different shaped nesties,I then embossed my card with cuttlebugs stars embossing folder,the greeting is from one of the cute companions sets but i'm sorry i can't remember which one. then to finish i diecut 3 stars and topped them with clear star gems its a very simple card but still i hope you like it.



Tuesday, 9 March 2010

WOJ card

Hi all hope you have all had a great day I am sharing my card which I am entering into 2 challenges but before I list which ones I thought I would tell you what I used to make it.
Obviously the image is from WOJ which was coloured using a brilliance inkpad called jumbo java,papers from MIC,Martha Stewart doily punch,x cut daisy punch,cream ribbon,brown cardstock from papermania,s/a pearls,'thinking of you' greeting stamp,cuttlebug d'vine swirls embossing folder and finally bronze embossing powder from Debbie moore for the greeting.
Well not much else to report so have a lovely relaxing evening and I will be back very soon.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 8 March 2010

Alice Is Late For Tea

Hi all I hope you have all had a lovely day crafting I hope.This little card I thought I'd share and enter her into a few challenges she is my newest crafty buy at the moment well untill tomorrow lol.
As you can hopefully see I have tried to make her look like Alice in wonderland and she is going to be late for the big tea party if she doesn't get her skates on just like i better get mine on if I want to enter her into some challenges.Right enough of me lets tell you what I have used I coloured her with promarkers,the image is from the chibi collection from The Greeting Farm, used nestabilities,gorgeous paper from DCWV taj mahal stack,glitter for the swirl on the paper,s/a pearls,Martha Stewart doily punch and sizzix twinkle toes alphabet dies for the word 'tea'.It took ages to glitter those swirls on the paper.
thanks for looking and here is a list of the challenges that I am entering with this card

Thankyou for coming to look at my latest creation see you all soon
Lorraine xx

Friday, 5 March 2010

Card For A Few Challenges

Hello everyone tonight i'm sharing a little card that i have just finisned making.I got the image from Wendy at Digital Doodling and coloured with promarkers I got the papers from the daisy and dandilion collection I used a fiskars corner punch and emboss for the image the flowers are from my craft box and the gems are from papermania.I am entering this card into a few challenges which will be listed below thankyou so much for taking the time too look at my card


Lorraine xx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Dear Brother

Heres a little quick card I made before dinner this evening using a free digi i got from The Greeting Farm and i teamed him with some dcwv paper ,cardstock which i embossed with my dotty folder and used the star stamp which came free with craft stamper magazine a few months ago.I coloured the stamps with promarkers and finished with a peel off greeting 'dear brother' and some papermania self adhiesive gems.thankyou for looking and I hope to be back real soon.
Sorry about the terrible pictures.


Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Thankyou so very much Kath i really appriciate this award.

Now i'm not going to choose this time i would like all of my 25 followers to accept it as i love what you all do even if you got the last one please feel free to take this second one as you all deserve it thankyou


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Hi everyone sorry no card at the moment but i just wanted to share my good news with you all.A couple of days ago I bought a gorgeous woj stamp from ebay and the seller emailed me back asking if i would like some stamped images with my order and of course i said yes bless her how kind of her,well my parcel arrived today and the surprize on my face was a picture not only did i recieve the stamp i bought but the most gorgeous images of the greeting farm,cc designs,sugar nellie,kraftin kimmie,woj and lots more images plus about 30 metal charms and are you ready for this she popped in another brand new woj stamp for me how kind of her it was the one where shes kneeling holding flowers i couldn't believe what I had recieved and all i bought was 1 stamp for £1.66 now you cant get a better buy than that from ebay all those free goodies so a big thankyou to Elaine if you do cross my blog you know who you are thankyou for your generosity it is really appriciated.
well i just wanted to share that with you all so goodnight all and happy crafting and blogging
Lorraine xx