Friday, 30 April 2010


Hi all hope your having a good day its a lovely warm,sunny day here in Portsmouth,Hampshire for once lol.
I made this card last night and I do love entering the Sugar Bowl challenges but when I saw all of the layers in the sketch I felt a bit overwhelmed as those of you who pop over often know my cards are usually quite simple with a couple of layers or papers on but I found this to be quite a challenge.I don't think its the best I have ever done but I think its still ok.
I used sugar nellies April showers stamp,k&co papers,gems,flowers,nesties,promarkers,Martha Stewart doily lace punch,Martha Stewart frond punch and cardstock.Few I didn't realise how much stash I had used on one little card lol.
I am entering this into The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week and the theme was the sketch and to use punches I did however turn the sketch around to fit my image but this is allowed so I think I'm ok.

The Sugar Bowl-Sketch & Punches

Thankyou all for popping over to look at my card it means a lot to me and please if you have time could you also leave me a comment as I love reading them all.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Thankyou and link to digi

Hi all just a really quick post to thankyou all for your comments on my last card i really love you all without you lot I don't know what I would do. I know that poppet and Elain meant their comments as a compliment and I was so happy reading them too so BIG THANKYOU to all who comment on my blog it means so much to me.
Right some of you was wondering where I got the digi image from on my last card what a cute image and whats more there are loads to choose from and the best bit is that they are absolutely free so if you would like to have a look or get the same one i used just go here to browse through and take your pick.
Take care all and Have a lovely evening.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Fairy Magic

Good afternoon ladies hope your all well I have one card to share with you and as I couldn't find a pretty paper to match I decided to create my own with a swirly stamp,black chalk inkpad and embossing powder.Its not a colour I usually would choose I love to use pinks and purples usually but from time to time I like to drag myself out of my comfort zone with the help of challenge colours and themes.
Sorry for the short post but I have to pop out in a little while and then cook dinner so I will try and post again soon.
The challenges I am entering this card into are:

colour create-orange,black,cream
Crafts and me-Sparkle(glitter on her wings)
Polka doodles-monocramatic
Prairie Fairie-Distress(inked edges)
Secret Crafter-Distressing
Papertake weekly-do something different(made my own backing paper)
Thanyou for popping over.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

2nd Post-Ronnie Relaxing

Evening everyone I hope you have all had a lovely day mine has been pretty quiet really but I'm not complaining lol.
Tonight I am sharing a card I made for my dad's birthday using the digi made by pollycraft for Emma as unfortunately she lost her father last year and this Digi was made in his memory and all proceeds are going to the Air Ambulance charity so if you can pop over to pollycraft and buy your digi from there and at a really good price of just £1.50.You can get the Digi from Emma or from Pollycraft.
Emma is also running a challenge with four fantastic prizes to be won so I am entering this into her special challenge.
I have made this card quite simple I used Relaxing Ronnie digi,promarkers,dcwv paper,nesties,sepia inkpad.

Thankyou for stopping by and please don't forget to pop over to Emma's blog for more details Thankyou.

The challenge I am entering:
Emma's charity challenge-Use relaxing Ronnie

Lorraine xx

Quick And Simple Wizard Bookmark

Good afternoon ladies and gents(if there are any out there) Today instead of a card I have made this cute bookmark to enter into the Sir Stampalot challenge which the theme is Fantasy and usually when I hear the word 'fantasy' I immediately think of fairies so thanks to this free Digi from SJ's Little Musings I have decided on this cute wizard.This is my second entry into the challenge which is allowed but you have to do different types of projects like a card and a scrapbook layout in my case I did a card and a bookmark.The prize is awesome its to win a cricut machine and a pooh cartridge so whoever wins will be over the moon lets hope its me lol.
For my project I used Alfonzo wizard digi,blue ink,promarkers,star and 'make a wish' stamp from the cute companions range and a blue tassel and eyelet.I hope you like it.

If anyone is interested in joining in with this challenge it ends tomorrow so you will need to be quick.
Iam entering into 2 challenges:
Sir Stampalot-Fantasy
Cup cake craft challenge-not square

Thankyou for popping over have a lovely evening.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tilda For Multiple Challenges

Hi everyone before I talk about the card I have made I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments about my teeth I am feeling much better today still a little tender but not as bad as the last few days so thankyou everyone.Also what made me feel even better was the fact that I won the challenge over at Sweetpea stampers and the funny thing about it is that yesterday I was going to treat myself to a new sweetpea stamp but I never bought it in the end and the amazing thing about it was the stamp I was going to buy was the same one that I won on the challenge lol something must have been telling me not to buy it don't you think.
Anyway todays card I have made for a few challenges Its quite a simple one but I think I like it.
The stamp is from Magnolia,papers and gem are papermania,nesties label 4,stickles glitterglue,Martha stewart doily heart punch,doodlebug ribbon,flowers,charm(attached to flower),brown chalk inkpad(versa magic) and the greeting is from one of the popcorn mens stamp sets.

The challenges that I am entering are:

Just Magnolia-Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.-Pink & Brown
One stop crafts-Matallic(the charm)
Sketch & Stash-Sketch(I turned it around though)
Thankyou for coming over to check out my latest card.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Claire's got candy

Hi just a quick post to let you know that Claire's got great candy so pop over and join in.


Lorraine xx

You May Kiss The Bride

Hi all hope your all having a lovely weekend I am a bit off this week as many of you know I had some dental treatment on monday and believe it or not I am still in some pain with it I still managed to make a little card last night though so thats good I won't let nothing stop me lol.
Anyway enough of me moaning on I think this one is quite a clean and simple one using my favourite colour 'pink' of course.I got this fantastic digi from whimsy stamps I think theres an element of fun to the design,I used a lovely swirl stamp from inkadinkado around the edges and embossed with powder,I also spritzed the backround with some cosmic shimmer candy mist but the colour is very pale so i don't think you can see it on the csreen but i asure you it is definately there lol;I coloured with promarkers,embossed the middle panel with the d'vine swirls embossing folder added a greeting and finished with a gorgeous pink satin bow.I hope you like it I am not usually one to praise my work but I was really happy with the grooms hat I think for me I shaded it really well I am still trying to master the shading technique with my promarkers I hope you agree.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Raise the bar-your fave colour
Polka doodles-monochrome(hope this counts)

Thankyou for popping over see you all soon
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Who wants to win some candy

Hi all just a really quick post to let you know that Posh Designs has some gorgeous paper packs to giveaway you can count me in on this one they look stunning as I'm sure you will all agree so pop over there and join in on all the fun they do some challenges too so why not join in they have prizes for those too.

Thankyou for looking.


Lorraine xx

Leighs Gorgeous Candy

Hi everyone just to let you all know my good blogging friend Leigh at Charity Crafter has got some amazing candy to give away and you would be a fool to miss out on this wonderful bag of goodies so click on the link and pop on over there.

Leigh is an amazing lady who does all of her crafting for charity and she makes the most beautiful things and has loads of great money saving tips and the craftyness doesn't stop at Leigh she has the most clever husband who makes such brilliant storage items and much more.

Together Leigh,her husband and their son all work very hard to raise money for charity so please pop over there to read a bit more on the charity they support and the things they do its remarkable how much this family are doing it makes me think we should all do much more to help others.

Thankyou for reading this post and a Big thankyou to Leigh and her friend who have put this great candy up for grabs.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 23 April 2010

Splitcoast Stampers Sugar Nellie Challenge 4

Good evening everybody the challenge at Splitcoast stampers in the Sugar Nellie section this week was to create a clean and simple card without using hardly any embellishments or layers.Quite a few of us were a little worried about this one but when we all had a go we realised it wasn't that bad afterall.For my card I have used one of the Manga girls from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with promarkers,a circle doily,green,pink and white cardstock and a Sizzix corner die.I have only recently joined Splitcoast stampers forum but already I am enjoying it everyone is so super friendly and welcoming and why not enter a challenge a win yourself a prize or two.

Thankyou for popping over to my blog to see my latest card and I will see you again really soon


Lorraine xx

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Sweet Pea In Wonderland-Who Painted My Roses Red.....

Good afternoon everyone another card to share with you I know its that stamp again but I can't help it I really like her but don't worry I have another Sweet pea in the post so I promise to use a new one soon.Over at Sweet pea Stampers the challenge is to use a sweet pea image and the theme is wonderland so I chose to colour her the Alice in wonderland colours and paint her roses red well promarker them red lol. I am also going to enter her into a few other challenges as this card also meets their requirements these are Totally gorjuss for the charm,Simon says challenge who want us to use things with wings,One stop crafts challenge which is also things with wings all of the links will be at the bottom of this post like usual for anyone who wishes to join in the challenges.I am very sorry about the blurryness in the corner it was the large rose that I am blameing it on-I don't believe in the saying 'A good workman/woman never blames his/her tools' lol.

Hope you are all having a lovely day I must hurry of as I am trying to fit in as much crafting time as possible this afternoon before I need to get the dinner on so I will catch you all later and here are the links to the challenges I am entering:

Take care everyone and Happy crafting one and all.
Lorraine xx

Sweet And Sassy For Sweet Challenges

Hi all just a quick post to show you what I have made this evening for a few challenges I hope you like it.The stamp is called sweet and sassy from sugar nellie which was my very first one I bought and I just love her she was designed by the very talented Elizabeth Bell I love everything she creates wish I had the funds to buy them all lol. The papers are from my minds eye,also used glitter glue,promarkers,Martha Stewart punch ,paper flowers,gems and finished with a cute sentiment the challenges I am entering are:

Thankyou for popping over to take a look I really appriciate it and all of your wonderful comments take care
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Beary Scrappy Girls Have Candy

Hello everyone just a really quick post to let you know that I have come across another great blog called Beary Scrappy Girls Design Team and whats more they have the most gorgeous candy prize to give away to one of their followers so why not pop over there and join in you have to be in it to win it afterall.

Hope you are all having a lovely week and I shall most probably post a little card later today as I have just stamped out a couple of images so I will see you all later todat thanks for popping over.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Thankyou to you all

Hi everyone just a quick post to say a massive thankyou to everyone who gave me their warm wishes when i had to go to the dentist I tell you I was so scared but I went through with it and now I have gained a bit more confidence I think and confidence is something I do lack in most aspects of my life so thankyou all so much for your kind comments they really did help.
Lorraine xx

wow sweet pea candy

Hi all just a quick post to say I survived the dentist yesterday just a bit sore now.

LOOK what Mags has up for grabs how great is this prize i would love these please pop over to her blog she creates the most stunning things.


Lorraine xx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

My 1st Double Diagonal Pocket Card and I'm worried...

Hi all of you blog mad people out there (sounds like i am speaking to myself) I hope those of you who have been lucky enough to go out in the gorgeous sunshine today have enjoyed soaking up the rays I went out earlier today and it was beautiful.

Tomorrow I have got to have dental treatment done and because I am so scared of needles and having any sort of treatment at the dentist I have to be sedated tomorrow afternoon and I am just a bit worried about it all really. know what your thinking 'what a big baby' and to be honest I would have to agree lol. I mean there are people out there a lot worse off then me but if you have a phobia it seems to stay with you really.I think it might be because of past expieriences when they have tried to take a tooth out but never numbed the area properly.
Oh well it will hopefully be over fairly quickly and I don't want to bore you all anymore with my sillyness so lets talk craft.
Today I have been making a double diagonal pocket card it was the first one I have ever made and it turns out that it was easier than I thought it would be.I used 2 gorjuss girl images,promarkers,bobunny double sided paper,nestabilities,ribbon and finished with some pretty red roses.The image on the tag is the goth gorjuss girl and she has a scull and cross bones in her hair but to make her look a little more sweet I covered the scull over with a rose and now she looks like butter wouldn't melt lol.
Thankyou all for listening to my moaning and taking a look at my latest creation the challenges I am entering this one into are:

Elizabeth Bells big blog candy

hi all just a quick post to let you all know that Elizabeth giving away a massive and i mean huge candy prize of 30 stamps including belles n whistles,whiff of joy and more so pop over there and get involved all you need to do is answer a simple question and post a link on your blog you got to be in it to win it.


Lorraine xx

Saturday, 17 April 2010


Hello again 2 posts in one day i must be coming down with something lol.

This is my very 1st ATC that i have ever made and oh my gosh i thought it was really difficult as there is no space to put anything but I finally made it and this is how it turned out I still don't know what I think of ot to be honest maybe you could let me know what your thoughts are.Well for this micro card i used pink card,sweetpea stamp called Fairy of the night,glitter,promarkers,swirly stamp,purple embossing powder and for the sweet pea challenge we had to use pink,purple and an odd embellishment so i chose a small star gem for her necklace.

Sweetpea challenge,purple,odd embellishment

Friday, 16 April 2010


Hello everyone this week I recieved my just magnolia bloghop prize which means I now have my very first magnolia stamp and I am sure its going to be the 1st of many they are so cute and stamp perfectly.For my card I have used a sketch from Just magnolia challenge which has been a really fun one for me.I have used my new Tilda stamp,Papermania papers from the scrumpsious pack,my new MS punch,circle nesties,promarkers,paper roses,pearls and stickles glitter glue I hope you like it for added sparke I went round the whole edge of the cream paper with the stickles.Sorry its a little blurry.I am entering this card into a few challenges which I will now list.
Thankyou so much for popping over to check out my latest creation.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Hi all just a quick post to say what a fab day i have had firstly my partner bought me a paper trimmer and it arrived today along with a new martha stewart punch and some paper tea roses,then my magnolia bloghop candy arrived and to top it off as i believe things come in 3s i don't know why i just I was looking through all of the blogs i follow and i have won this massive candy as pictured above from the amazing sue from Particraft i mean could today get any better.Why not pop over because when she reaches 800 followers she is giving away another set like this one and she usually has a second and third prize too.Anyway i just wanted to share my good news with you and i shall hopefully have a card to show you tomorrow take care all.


Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Jacque's amazing candy

Hi all just a quick post to let you know that jacque is a remarkable lady who has the most wonderful blog and is so creative.I have got loads of inspiration and ideas from her blog and its her birthday and she is giving away a really fab prize so please pop over to her place a see for yourself you will not be dissapointed thanks all take care


Lorraine xx

Monday, 12 April 2010


Hi just a quick post.My other half has said he will buy me a paper trimmer as an early birthday pressie but with so many on the market I'm not sure whats best.I have never had one before and was wondering what you all have or what you like.I thought the Crafters companion one looked good on T.V as its a 5 in 1 but as I have never used it I don't know so could anyone help me please as its time to ditch the ruler and craft knife and say hello to a proper trimmer for the first time,I look forward to your suggestions.
Lorraine xx

I'm Back.... with Alice

Hi all I did promise a card tonight sorry its a little late in the day but I have been really busy this past week.
Well I gave a little clue what would be on my card but It's not the adorable alice we all know and love she is a much more sassy version and she is a digi image by the very talented Victoria case.
I am entering this card into some challenges which I will list at the end of this post.
Before I say what I used on my card I would like to say a big thankyou to Debs who informed me that I won Clares challenge on the Docrafts site if it wasn't for the gorgeous Debs I wouldn't have known I'd won so THANKYOU VERY MUCH HUNI.
Right for my card I used promarkers to colour the image,d'vine swirls embossing folder,ribbon,a 'made with love'charm,3 buttons,Martha Stewart border punch,'thinking of you'stamp and blue and white cardstock.I hope you like it and thankyou for taking the time to have a look on my blog and If you have the time I appriciate any comments you are able to give.Goodnight all sleep well and I shall post again soon.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Hi I am still here

Hello everyone sorry I have not been around much this week or posted anything on here but I have been so busy its unreal.I am hopeing to post a card on here tomorrow once its finished and here's a clue (Alice) a rather obvious clue you would think just watch this space.
Thankyou to you all for your continued support it is very much appriciated have a good evening and I will pop back tomorrow at some point.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Look What I Found At The Bottom Of My Garden....

Hi everyone hope you all had a lovely easter weekend I had a lovely meal out with my parents my sister and partner and a few friends it was lovely anyway enough of me.
Tonight i wanted to share another challenge card with you this one fits into a few so I will list them at the bottom of this post.
I have been admiring all of the Sweet pea stamps and at the moment I only have 2 to my collection and I know a lot of you have seen this one before recently but i thought i would use her again in a different colour theme,this one is called 'the love is gone'.
just a simple one tonight but i wanted the eye to be drawn to the image and not too much of a busy backround and I say if its not pink then its got to be
I coloured my image with promarkers and highlighted with glitter I was very lucky this easter as my boyfriend bought me 4 packs of promarkers in the new seasons collection so i was a happy bunny. The greeting is from crafters companion flower fairies set and the papers are from a Daisy and Dandilion pad.I also used a Martha Stewart punch,ribbon,flower and a baby rose.

I hope you like my card and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking a look especially those of you who have the time to leave me a comment I love you all.
Lorraine xx

Sweet Pea Stampers live at the bottom of the garden

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Hello ladies and gents I have just been looking through all of the blogs that I follow and while doing so came across Kellie's blog she has informed all of her followers of some seriously awesome candy over at Tickled pink there is going to be 3 prizes yes thats right 3 prizes.1st prize-3 stamps of your choice from the store,2nd prize-2 stamps and 3rd prize-1 stamp now you must agree that thats an awesome prize so why not pop over there become a follower and join in on the fun.

They should call me 'THE QUEEN OF CANDY FINDINGS' lol
Well thats all for now sorry but theres no card this evening but I have been colouring a gorgeous sweet pea fairy stamped image so watch this space.
Lorraine xx


Hi everyone hope you are all taking it easy with those choccies I haven't had any as I can't afford to put any weight on as I am a little I mean aLOT on the heavy side so please eat a little extra for hoo.

WOW WOW WOW check out this gorgeous candy prize from IN 2 STAMPS this is amazing they are celebrating a new release so why not pop over and take a little look for yourselves and enter this candy you never know IT COULD BE YOU!

Well must dash still got the hoovering and dinner to prepare have a lovely day


Lorraine xx

Donalda Has Wild Orchid Crafts Candy


I hope everyone has a lovely day but onto something really exciting Donalda has some gorgeous Wild Orchid candy to give away and there are going to be 2 prizes and these flowers are just beautiful don't you think.

So ehat are you waiting for pop over there now and enter you never know you might be one of the lucky winners.These sweet crafty goodness and sugar free I might add make any project look absolutely stunning.

I am hopeing to post again later to share a card with you all depending on how much free time I have left this afternoon so I shall try and do the housework and dinner at a stupidly fast speed without giving my partner food poisoning and get down to some serious crafting.

Take care and have a lovely weekend


Lorraine xx

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Cute Couple Enter Challenges

Hi all tonight I am sharing a card i made this afternoon I would've posted sooner but my partner has been busy on the computer and I practically had to scream and shout to get on here,as you can see it
I just love the new city girls set of stamps that Whiff Of Joy have made I have just recieved my second one in the collection and I think it works really well stamped together with the gorgeous lady as a cute couple.
I have decided to enter a few challenges with this card Firstly the sketch is from I love Promarkers and they have also asked you to use swirls and flourishes.Second I am entering it into Passion For Promarkers and the theme this week is to use 2 images,I am also entering it into Your Next Stamp who are challenging us to use Purple.I am also entering into the Allsorts challenge which is no designer papers.
For this card I have coloured with promarkers and highlighted areas with a little glitter Ithen inked the edge of my topper with brilliance Lavender dew drop ink and then used a swirl stamp from inkidinkado set around the edge and embossed with silver embossing powder by Debbi Moore.I layered onto silver mirror board and purple card.Then I embossed 2 squares of white card using cuttlebugs birds and swirls folder inked the edges slightly and matted onto the same purple card.For the corners I used the same swirl stamp as before but used purple embossing powder and finished with the border in the centre using a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you like it and thankyou all for popping over to take a look.
OMG I almost forgot those of you who follow me will know that I have had a bit of luck lately with challenges and candy and today I found out that I have won the Saturday Spotlight prize which is 5 digis of my choice from the Doodle Palace.I was so excited Can't wait to show you what ones I have chosen.
Take care
Lorraine xx