Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Story Time With Cheddar

Hi everyone just a quick post to show you this quick card I made to enter a few challenges.
I have used Cheddar from the home grown section from Sugar Nellie he is an oldie but still a goodie in my opinion.I coloured him with promarkers,used the cuttlebug dotty embossing folder,paper is from DCWV adheisive paper prints pack and 4 star gems.For a little added detail I drew some fake stitching with a sakura white glaze pen.Well what do you think of this one?
I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

The Sugar Bowl-Sketch/Blue
Simon Says-Dotty
Creative Inspirations-Animals

Thankyou for looking
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Victoria Case for SCACD Candy

If you would like the chance to win the new release from Victoria Case for SCACD then go here and enter to win.
Lorraine xx

A Little Help Please

Hi ladies I am quite new with computers and was wondering if anyone could help me by telling me in ABC terms how I would go about masking digital images please any help would be greatly appriciated.
Lorraine xx

Check This Out

Wow what an awesome candy prize I have wanted those nesties for so long now so I am definately entering and if you would like to be in with a chance of winning just go here for your chance of winning.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

There Is A New Blog In Town

Hi all just a quick post to let you know about a new blog called Lollipop Crafts looks like its going to be great fun with challenges and candy too so why not pop over there and see for yourselves there is also going to be a DT call so click on the link for more info.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Jack and Jill-Cowgirl Up

Hi Crafty Buddies,Hope you have had a great day,Tonight I am sharing this card I made using Jack and Jill from the very talented CJ of Cowgirl up.This Sunday we have a great challenge for you a nice open challenge of Anything Goes so I would really like it if you would be able to enter this one.It would be really great if those of you who have Cowgirl Up images could use them but if you don't you can still enter and still win the prizes up fpr grabs.Speaking of prizes we have a very good sponsor this week which is the amazing Michelle Perkett who are offering the winner images of their choice plus the winner will also recieve 2 images from Cowgirl up plus the winners badge to display onto their blogs with pride.There will also be badges for the chosen top 3. So thats the challenge details for Sundays Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge I look forward to seeing all of your entries next week.
For my card I have used Jack and Jill from Cowgirl Up Stamps which is such a joy to colour I really love this image,Papers are from MME Contrary pack,Tim Holtz Tickets,Martha Stewart Leaf Punch,roses are from my stash.I have used the Sketch from Simon Says Stamp.
I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
Simon Says-Martines Sketch
Just Inspirational-Digi
Papertake weekly-cutie patootie
Polka Doodles Colour comp-colouring
Stamp something-flowery
wild orchid-flowers

I hope you like it and thankyou all very much for popping over to my blog its you guys that keep me going.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Summer Evening Cocktails

Hi ladies tonight I would like to share with you a card I made using my new stamp which is called willow with cocktail from Whiff of Joy I just love all of their stamps and they are such a joy to colour with all kinds of mediums.
I have coloured her with promarkers,Papers are from Papermania's Clare Curd Signature range,DCWV Cardstock,lace,flowers and gemstones were all from my crafty stash.I do hope you like it.I have decided to give the Whiff of Joy guest design team call another go using the sketch from the Whiff of Joy challenge which I have turned around to suit my image.
The Design call will be running for 1 week but the week is almost over but if your quick you may still have time to enter,there are so many wonderful benefits so to read more about the GDT Call pop over to Katherina's blog and find out more.
I am also entering this card into the following Challenges:
Allsorts-Summer days
Bunny Zoe Crafts-Summer Days
Secret Crafter-Summer Holidays
Have a great evening
Lorraine xx

Whimsy Bloghop

There is still time for the whimsy bloghop i have done the hop and the DT have done some amazing samples and the stamps pictured above is what one lucky winner will recieve.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New Challenge Blog

Hi all there is a new challenge blog starting on the 7th August due to Magical crafts closing down and the wonderful DT from there decided to keep a challenge going so I shall definately be entering them.Why not help by spreading the word and be in for a chance of winning one of three great candies so please go to the Craft your Days Away blog to enter.
Lorraine xx

LOOK What The Gorgeous Fern Gave Me

Hi everyone there is a very special person in blogland who I really admire and inspires me so much and she has given me this lovely award which I am truely honoured to recieve.Who I hear you ask well the clue is in the title the one and only Fern from Fern's creations and OMG you just got to go to her house(blog).She is super duper talented weather it be cards,gifts and scrapbook layouts I have known her ever since I first started my blog and she really has helped me to build up my confidence so please pop over there and you will see exactly what I mean she is a true crafty genius in my opinion.THANKYOU SO VERY MUCH FERN.

Right now as you know when an award comes along there are always rules and as they say some rules are just made to be broken I always feel really bad when listing just a few and as I now have over 70 followers it would take me far too long to link each and every one of you which is what I want to do give this award to all of my followers it means so much that you visit my blog and have chosen to follow me(still not quite sure why) please all of you feel free to take this award and display it proudly on your blogs because all of you are worthy of this with all the beautiful things you create without you I would have nothing I live for this craft blogging its what gets me up in the morning and sends me to bed smiling(when I eventually get there that is).I just want you to all know that I appriciate each and every one of you.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

My 1st Belles N Whistles Card

Hi to all my friends,followers and guests,
Tonight i want to share a card i made using this gorgeous BnW image kindly stamped for me from a very good friend of mine Paula(PEP) while i wait for mine to arrive.Paula is so very talented and makes the most beautiful cards so please check out her blog I am sure you will love her work as much as I do THANKYOU Paula huni.
I have used the sketch from this weeks Belles and Whistles Challenge which I have turned aroound to suit my image.I coloured her with promarkers,Paper is my minds eye quite contrary,Tim Holtz ticket and doily and roses from my stash.
I am entering this one into the following Challenges:

Charisma-Pink week
Colour Create-Warm pinks,chocolate,white
ABC Challenge-Y is for you and me
Wild Orchid crafts-Flowers
YNS-Flower Power
Thanks for looking
Lorraine xx

Summery Strawberry Willow

Hi all just a quick post as its 1.35am and I am thinking about closing my eyes and having nices dreams very soon lol.
My card this morning is much busier than you are used to seeing from me and I am still unsure of it but we can't love every card we make we are always going to have ones that we think are just ok.
I have used a WOJ image called Shy Willow and I think she is so beautiful,the paper is from Crafters Companion's Cute Companions Summer Stories I just thought it would go well with the strawberries on her dress,D'vine Swirls embossing folder,flowers and ribbon from my stash and labels 4 nesties.
I am entering this one into the following Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge-Summer days
Bunny Zoes-Summer Days
Simon Says-Lets get fruity
Sir Stampolot-Lazt,Hazy days of summer
Totally Gorgeous-Thinking of you
Thanks for popping over
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up Challenge/ DT card

Hello everyone its Sunday again(already) which means time for another fantastic Challenge at Cowgirl Up Stampen Challenge.So this week we would like you to use this amazing Sketch

designed by the gorgeous Andrea and we would also like to see you using the colours Turquoise,Pink or Red such a great colour combo in my opinion.
We have an awesome sponsor for you this week to which is the amazing Prairie Fairy

who are giving the winner a whopping 5 images yes 5 you heard me right and thats not all our wonderful Artist and Owner of Cowgirl Up CJ is also giving the winner 2 of her images aswell so thats 7 images in total from two very talented companies.The winner and top 3 will also be given badges to display on their blogs with pride.Thats not all the winner this week will also get the oppotunity to become our guest designer for the whole of August so lets see those entries.
For my card I have used the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairies from Prairie Fairy and there are so many to choose from so why not pop over and take a peek
Also there are new images added to Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch all the time which you can buy here and are at very reasonable prices.
Don't forget to enter the challenges you don't need to have a Cowgirl up image to Qualify but if you have them we would love to see you using them on your projects
Have a wonderful Sunday and we look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Awesome Candy From The Lovely Kellie

WOW look at all of this there are over 30 gorgeous stamps here from all the top companies including the beautiful Tickled Pink Stamps which are so on my wish list and this is all being given away to one lucky winner by the lovely Kellie Winnel I just love her blog she is so talented so why not pop over and take a little look for yourselves and if your not already a follower you will be by the time you leave.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

My First Aperture Card

Inside of card

Hi everyone just a quick post to share with you this is my first Aperture card and I wanted to keep it quite clean and simple which i think it is.I have used Chick e dee from sugar nellie and coloured her with promarkers.For the Aperture I have used circles and scallop circles,greeting is from cute companions garden set which has been stamped onto labels 4 nesties,flowers are stamped from a papermania set but then turned over as i wanted the shape of them but not the pattern and has been finished with a little ribbon.
Thanks for coming to see me and my card the challenges I am entering are:
Passion for Promarkers-Animals
Polka Doodles-Stamp away
ABC Challenge-Y Is for you and me
Lorraine xx

Friday Freebie

Look over at Secret Crafter they are giving away this gorgeous stamp away to one lucky winner so pop over there now for your chance of winning xx

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Now you see me,Now you don't

Hi last post for tonight this is just a simple card I made using a free download which was given to all of the members of the Crafters Companion website on the launch of the new Platinum Popcorn and omg it is so on my wish list I just love it there are also stamps to match too.
This is called a circle slider card and when you turn the tab Popcorn and Souffle disapear and then reapear when you turn it back the other way.I have simply just made it up and then layered it onto red mirror board then gold mirror board.

I am entering this one into:
Thanks for looking and goodnight everyone sleep well.
Lorraine xx

A Simple Tilda Card

Here is a little card I made this afternoon and i think its quite a clean and simple one.I coloured her with promarkers and distressed the edges and flowers with Tea dye distress ink,Papers are from papermania and the pearls and ribbon are from my stash.Sorry for the short post but I am going to try and get to sleep a little earlier tonight as for some reason I can't seem to sleep until 2-3 am every night it can be so frustrating too.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda- Chocolate Tilda
Corrosive Challenge-Sketch
Just Magnolia-3 flowers,2 papers,1 ribbon
One stop crafts-Monocramatic
Wild orchid Crafts-Say it with flowers
YNS-Flower Power
Thankyou so much for popping over.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Popcorn Santa

Hi everyone this is my very 1st christmas card this year and I just love Popcorn the bear I was very lucky just before christmas to win the triple cdrom set and 4 stamps in a magazine competition I nearly cried when I won and my Partner reminded me of this when he saw my finished card.I used the decoupage sheet from the frosty and bright cd along with the matching paper,I used the holy from the matching stamps but trimmed them down a little bit,icicles embossing folder and some stickles stardust glitter glue.I hope you like it.
I am entering this one into the following challenges:

Anything goes-sparkle and shine
Fussy and Fancy-Christmas in July
Magical Crafts-Christmas in July
OLLCC-Christmas in July
Thankyou for popping over and any comments will be very much appriciated.
Lorraine xx

Crafters Companion's New Release and Candy

Hi Friends Crafters companion are releasing these super cute stamps along with a second sheet of stamps and a cd rom filled with loads of fun stuff like papers,inserts,giftbags,tags and these super cute flowers that you can resize and layer up as embellishments.Whats more they will be giving away the full set to one lucky crafter so if you would like to win these goodies pop over to the Crafters Companion news and inspiration blog for your chance of being in the drawing.
Lorraine xx

Super Cute Candy

Want a chance of winning this little cutie well if you do pop over to Karen's blog here and enter the candy draw.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

Sweet and Sassy - Oldie but Goodie

Good morning all I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend mine has been pretty quiet just stayed in mostly as it was far too hot for me and Rob and our poor little Blade hates the heat bless him.I am going to make this a quick post as I really must try to get some sleep now.
This card I have made for the Color Throwdown Challenge and The Sugar Bowl Challenge and a few others.

The Throw down want you to use these colours
and The sugar bowl would like you to use this Sketch made by Judy with a theme of Scallops but I have turned the Sketch around to fit my stamped image which is sweet and sassy from Sugar Nellie and she is one of my favourites.
I have coloured her with promarkers,Papers are from Papermania the rose pack as was the diecut sentiment,Butterfly punch and scalloped punch are both Martha Stewart ones and finally the gems and glitterglue are both from my stash.
oh I have just seen the ending of Titanic I love that film so sad though.
Anyway the challenges I am entering this card into are as follows:

Color Throwdown-Real Red,Baja Breeze,Certainly Celery,Regal Rose
The Sugar Bowl-Judy's Sketch and Scallops
by the cute and Girly-Warm summer days
Polka Doodles-Summer Theme
YNS-Flower Power

Thankyou so much for popping over
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Blog Award From Lorraine(coldwaters2)

Tonight I am honoured to recieve this wonderful award from Lorraine(coldwaters2) I am so pleased and couldn't thank her enough.If you have not been by her blog please go and take a look she is so very talented and makes the most beautiful things.I need to pass this on now to 5 of my blogging buddies so here goes:

and if you like my blog and have been following me I am offering this to all of my regular commenters too so please take this award and pop it up on your blogs.

Now I need to tell you 7 things about myself so here goes:

1. I have been crafting since a young child
2. I have been in a relationship with Rob for 13 years and still not married
3. My 3 year old staffy is my life
4. My one dream in life would be to have my own little craft Store
5. I Love to watch Horror Films(even though I get a little scared sometimes)
6.To this day I still can't ride a bike(stop laughing)
7. I really can't seem to cope with hot weather I like winter better(sorry summer lovers)

Well thats me have a great evening and I shall post again soon.
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up Challenge 7# Favourite Icecream/Sherbet

Well its Sunday again which means another awesome challenge over at Cowgirl up Challenge Blog and this week we want to see your cards inspired by your favourite Ice creams or sherbets.Well can you guess mine of course you can yummy mint choc chip for me every time.I have used the beautiful cowgirl and horse image from CJ's awesome digital stamps range which you can find and buy at the Cowgirl Ranch this image was a true joy to colour.
We have had many new wonderful team members added to the posse in the last couple of weeks so now we have 2 posses there is team 1 which is lead by Rach and team 2 which is lead by Marion.I am in team 1 and as it is Team 2 turn this week you won't find my card on the challenge blog this week but each week it is not my turn i will still be creating cards to share with you using CJ's wonderful images.
We have a great sponsor this week which is the one and only Delicious Doodles
and the awesome prize this week is 3 images from their store and also 2 images from our very own Talented Artist CJ.

You will also take away the wonderful winners badge to display proudly on your blog.We also have badges to be given to the chosen top 3.

We look forward to seeing all of your wonerful entries this week and hope you can join in on all of the fun.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Donkey Smiles For Michelle

Hi everyone today I have had fun making this pretty little card for the wonderful Michelle.Those of you that know michelle may have read all about her accident on her blog and over at A Spoonful of Sugar they are holding a massive competition with loads of fab sponsors who have donated some really wonderful prizes all you have to do is to make a card for Michelle and send it to her.You will find her addy and more info on this at A Spoonful Of Sugar blog.

I am quite pleased how mine has turned out I used the Sketch from Friday Sketchers,papers are from papermania,promarkers,glitterglue,ribbon,martha stewart heart doily punch,Spun Sugar distress ink,gems,the hearts are what you are left with when you punch the border and the image and sentiments were made especially for us to make a card for Michelle which you can get free from Whimsy.I printed the image out 3 times so I could decoupage the image I am not sure if you can tell by the piccy though it is there.

I hope you might be able to join in on the fun and put a smile on Michelle's face.
I am entering into the following Challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar-sending donkey smiles
Bunny Zoe Crafts-nice/girly
I Love Promarkers-Distressing
Lexi's Creations-3D Decoupage
OLLCC-Simply Summer
Thankyou so much for looking at my blog today.
Lorraine xx

Pink Gem Has Awesome Candy

Hiya friends,Just been blog hopping and came across this amazing prize from Pink Gem now who wouldn't want this coming through the post I certainly would.So get your entry in by popping over there.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

DCRU Are Having A Get Ready For CHA Sale

There is a fab sale on at DCRU right now and there are some awesome things on sale i got the ugly half to treat me to some spellbinders yesterday and thats not all they have embellishments, nesties,Paperpads,embossing folders and some wicked stamps on sale even The Greeting Farm so now would be a great time to get shopping.You can by them from here.
Take care
Lorraine xx

Jodie has Massive Candy

Hi everyone just to let you know that Jodi of inked inspirations is having an awesome Birthday candy giveaway this is just 1 of the 5 prizes that is up for grabs so get yourselves over there to be in with a chance of winning.This candy ends at the end of July so what are you waiting for hop on over.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Kiki and Pup Challenge Card With Matching Bookmark

Good morning friends,
It's almost 1.30am so I am going to keep this short and sweet.I have just finished this card with matching bookmark for the Tickled Pink monthly challenge.I think the bookmark could also be a large tag for a gift.The image is from C.C Designs called Kiki with pup and I think she is super cute and a real joy to colour.I have also used promarkers to colour,dotty embossing folder,labels 4 nestabilities,flower creations shapeabilities,paper flowers,gems,a sentiment stamp from inkadinkadoo,Fiskars punch,ribbon and the papers I got online as a freebie but I really can't remember where I must try and find out as it is beginning to irritate me now.
Well I hope you all have a great morning and I shall try to leave some love on your blogs as some point later today.
The challenges I am entering this project into are as follows:
Anyone 4 Anya-Anything goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts-Nice and Girly
Crafty creations-Ice cream/cakes(chocolate and strawberry)
Magical Crafts-Flower power
Quirky crafts-Ribbon
Beary Sweet design team-Emboss it

Thankyou so much for taking a look at my blog.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

New Wild Orchid Challenge Blog

Wow how exciting Wild Orchid Crafts have now got a challenge blog and to celebrate they have this awesome candy up fpr grabs so what are you waiting for hop over and take a peek for yourselves
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge 6# DT Card

Happy Sunday everyone and Happy July 4th,

It's Sunday so that means another fab challenge at cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge and this week we want to see SCALLOPS and EMBELLISHMENTS on your cards a really great challenge for you this week you don't have to use Cowgirl Up images on your cards but if you have them we would really love to see them.If you would like to purchase some of your own then please pop over to the Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch and treat yourselves to these beautiful images illustrated by our wonderfully talented Artist CJ there are loads to choose from and new ones being added all of the time.
Our sponser this week is the amazing Crafty ribbons

and they are offering this amazing prize of all these beautiful ribbons I have lots of them and the quality is amazing.

The winner will also recieve 2 images of their choice from Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch.I think a very awesome prize.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

By the cute and girly-Summer(summer reminds me of pretty flowers and butterflies)
Magical Crafts-flower power
OLLC-Simply summer
Quirky Crafts-Ribbons
Simon says-Check it out
Corrosive Challenge-Flowers
YNS-Patterned ribbon

We look forward to seeing your lovely projects this week and thankyou for hopping over to my blog.
Lorraine xx

Coffee 2 Go

Morning everyone,
Before I get started I would like to thank Jane from Jane's lovely cards for the beautiful stamp on this card as I won it on her candy draw so thankyou very much Jane your a diamond I love this stamp.Please pop over to Janes Blog omg this is one very talented lady I love seeing everything she makes.
For the stamped image I coloured her using promarkers the pearls,flowers and card are from my stash and I am sorry but I really can't remember where these fab papers were from all I know is they were a freebie on a craft site so I am sorry about that.As you can see I have used distress ink around the image and I know what your thinking lol I went a bit overboard I have only just got myself a few of these inks and I am still practicing I certainly didn't do that very subtle which was the original plan.Also I think the flowers could do with some glitter sparkles what do you think should I add some glitter or leave them let me know.
Well as usual I do have some challenges I would like to enter this card into so here they are:

Magical crafts-Flower Power
Thankyou for taking a look and any comments you wish to leave will be very much appriciated.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 2 July 2010


Just a quick reminder to let you know that there is still time to enter the Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge,there is a great inspiration photo and you can use any stamp or digi you like but if you do have them we would love to see them.You can buy CJ's images here.

Thankyou xx

Unity Candy

Hi everyone fancy a chance of winning over $500 of unity products if so then go here for your chance of winning look at all this cool stuff xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

1st Time Ever Scraps Raid-lol

Just a quick post this morning as its now 10 past 1 in the morning and I am almost reaching for the matchsticks to keep my peepers open lol.
Well I desided it was about time to go to the leftovers box and have a rumage and see what happens well this is what happened so i don't think i will be doing that again.I think the toppers clash a little bit with the paper oh well you can't love them all.The paper,toppers,sentiment are all from popcorn the bear birthday cd rom which were leftovers the ribbon is from doodlebug and the flowers from my stash please be brutally honest about what you think it will not hurt my feelings I am a tough cookie honest.

I think I will enter this into the following challenges:
A spoonful of sugar-Animal crackers
Crafts and me-birthdays
Crafty creations-ice cream/cakes
Magical crafts-flower power
Thanks for looking and i shall see you all soon xx