Sunday, 29 August 2010

Award for me-Thankyou Linda


Well I really am chuffed to bits that the super talented Linda has passed this beautiful trendy award onto me and I am posting it with pride.
Firstly I need to say why I started to blog well this is an easy one for me I started blogging to try and meet people who love to craft as much as me as in my area I don't have any friends and we keep ourselves to ourselves sniff sniff(can you hear those violins)lol.

Now I need to pass this award onto 10 crafty buddies so here are my 10:

I hope you will accept your award from me and post with pride as you all deserve it so very much.
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up DT Challenge and BLOGHOP,Sale,CANDY !!!

Hi craftiNg buddies well its that time already time for the Cowgirl Up Bloghop aNd challeNge aNd we have lots of prizes in store for you this week.The challeNge we have for you this week over oN the Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge is to make your own flowers aNd to put them oNto your cards or projects.

For my card I have used this beautiful image of glass aNd flowers desigNed by our very owN CJ which you caN fiNd here at the Cowgirl Up DesigNs Store.

First of all we have a really great spoNsor for our challeNge this week which is No other thaN the fabulous Crafty Ribbons who are offeriNg this lush prize to this weeks wiNNer.


The winner of the challeNge will recieve all of these beautiful ribboNs pictured above plus 3 gorgeous images of their choice from our CJ from the Cowgirl Up store plus the wiNNers badge to display on their blog.
The Top 3 will recieve 2 images of their choice from our CJ from the cowgirl Up Store aNd the Top 3 badge to display proudly on their blogs.


Whats more there is a 25% off sale for oNe week oNly starting today oN all of the New floral releases aNd there are some real beauties so why Not pop over to the store here to grab yourselves a bargaiN.


Now its time to get hopping if you have come from Jovita's beautiful blog theN you are oN the right track but if Not pop over to the Cowgirl Up Challenge blog to start from the begiNNing.You will Need to hop through to all of the DT blogs to be eligible for the CaNdy prize as each of us will have a hiddeN letter on our bloghop posts and oNce you have collected them all arraNge them into a senteNce aNd email your aNswer to I hope you fouNd my letter hiddeN in my post ok I thiNk its easy to see lol.ONce you have left your commeNt for me your Next hop is the very taleNted Peggy who has a beautiful project to share with you all.


You doN't have to hop to be eligible for the challeNge prize but you do if you would like to be eNtered to wiN the caNdy.Also if you have Cowgirl Up images we would love to see them but you do Not have to use them to wiN our prizes.

ThaNkyou for hopping with us aNd we look forward to seeing all of your eNtries.

Challenges I am entering my card into:

Polka Doodles-colouring competition
Allsorts-Park inspiration
CES-Anything goes
Magical Monday-Flowers
Sew Many Challenges-Happy Birthday
Sir Stampolot-Bring on the bling(glitter glue,gems)

Have a wonderful week everyone see ya laters

Lorraine xx

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Jak Has Some Awesome Candy

OMG you just got to pop over to Jaks blog there are 5 chances of winning some really beautiful candy prizes as pictured above there is not one thing here that I wouldn't love to recieve and you all know how nuts I am about the ever popular promarkers don't you lol.


Lorraine xx

Head Over To Sweetpea Stamps

Hi all why not head over to sweetpea stamps as they have Free shipping plus a great discount.Also they have a drawing for a $50 shopping spree.Thats not all over at Sodakstamping Connie has some awesome candy up for grabs and you must check out her blog she is so talented and always has great tips and techniques to share.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Hi everyone thanks for popping over.A little while ago crafters companion had a blog hop and I was very lucky to win one of the new SWALK stamp sets and this is the one I won which is called'old Friends' it also comes with extra flowers and the most adorable sentiment which I haven't used on this card but I am sure it will pop up on many cards from time to time.I have coloured the image with promarkers but I am not very pleased with how her hair has turned out its just all wrong but I can live with it for now.The white matt has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder(sorry not sure what its called),Papers are from papermania,Punch is one of my favorite martha Stewart ones called heart Doily or Doily Heart lol,greeting is from Crafters companions Tom Kitten set,I have also used raspberry liquid pearls(I so need to practice with this stuff) and the flowers are from my stash.I also used circle nestabilities for the circle lol.I also Highlighted the greeting with a little glitter glue.
Also this picture was taken round Robs friends house and I really do think its about time someone told my gorgeous little Noo Noo that the World Cup is over lol.

I also wanted to share with you a picture of the prize I won on the Wild Orchid Challenge I am so excited about this one as I don't have any of their flowers mine usually come from the local Hobby Craft So these should arrive sometime this week and whats more there are lots of pink woohoo.

Right now challenges so here is a list of the ones I would like to enter my card into:

Crafters Companion-Sketch

Polka Doodles-Colouring competition

Anything Goes-3 layers
Auds Sentiments-Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T-Inspiration piccy

Crafts and me-Petals and pearls

Just Inspirational-Hobbies/Activities

Lexis creations-Emboss it
Magical Mondays-Flowers


Paperplay-Pink Lots of Pink

Totally Papercrafts-Summer fun

Wild Orchid Crafts-Make it sparkly

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my post.

Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Whiff Of Joy Door Hanger

Hi everyone I am rather busy this evening and so I apologise for the short post.
This is my very 1st doorhanger which I have made for this weeks whiff of joy challenge using musing melinder I hope you like it.
I am entering this one into the following challenges:

Whiff Of Joy-Door hanger
7 kids college fund-no more than 2 layers
Charisma-Die cuts
One stop crafts-not a card
Simon says-make a gift
ABC challenge-b is for blue
Thanks everyone xx

Awards - For Me And Some Of You

Hi everyone firstly I would like to say a big thankyou to Both Leigh and Angie and heres why!

Firstly I got these lovely awards from one of my very best blogging friends who has been there for me since the very beginning and has helped me in more ways then I can say she is a remarkable and very kind hearted lady who always puts others before herself and everything she does is for charity.Talking of the charity Leigh works for she has designed the Kindness matters award herself and it would be really great if you could pop over to Leighs Blog Charity Crafter that would be great and if you can donate a little something even better but please pop over to Leigh's to get all of the info on her Charity work and donations and things thankyou so much Leigh there will always be a special place in my heart for you huni xx

Secondly I have recieved this special award from the very talented Angie who very kindly made my header at the top of my blog for me which I absolutely love also she has the most adorable digi images too you just got to pop over there to check them out go here to take a peek at her awesome blog.Angie is one of my newer blogging buddies and she too holds a special place in my heart.

I always feel guilty about giving awards to a select few so I would like all of my followers to please accept this award and display it on your blogs as you all mean so much to me and its you guys that keep me going so thankyou all so very much.

Lorraine xx

Penny Black Halloween Candy from the lovely Kathy is up for grabs so for your chance of winning them then please go here.

New Challenge Blog

Hi all I just had to tell you about a new challenge starting on 3rd September its called the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge Blog and its going to be so much fun based on the gorgeous critters from Stamping Bazaar,whats more they have an awesome candy prize on offer right now so get yourselves over there there are lots of prizes in the candy such as Tickled pink $30 voucher,Stamp and digis from Stamping Bazaar and more so pop over here to start joining in on the fun.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Your All Invited-August 29th

Hi everyone we have something really exciting coming up at Cowgirl Up.Starting on the
29th August we are going to be having a Bloghop,A 25% off sale at the store,A fabulous Challenge(you won't want to miss),Lots of new image releases by our very own very talented artist and owner CJ Holifield.
We are being sponsored by the fabulous Crafty Ribbons(gorgeous ribbons I must add) and thats not all we are also going to be giving away some wicked Candy!!!!!

So I hope to see you all there mark those calenders if you don't have one mark your diaries if you don't have one of those then scribble it on your hand lol
Lorraine xx

DCRU Copic Sale

Hi all just to let all of you copic lovers know that DCRU are having a huge sale on all of their copics which you can find here and if you can help spread the word one lucky winner will recieve a Tim Holtz embossing folder set signed by the man himself plus a super cute t.shirt from Spellbinders so pop over to their blog here.
Lorraine xx

Bee Happy DT Card and Cowgirl Challenge Info

Hi everyone thankyou for coming over to see me.
Lots to tell you so please bear with me.

Sunday 22nd August
This sunday over at the Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge we have a great challenge of Summertime for you which is a great challenge in my opinion so get out all of your summery papers and embellies and join us.For my card I have chosen this gorgeous image called 'Bee Happy' created by our very own CJ and you can purchase this little cutie at the Cowgirl Up Designs Store.I have coloured him with my promarkers and highlighted with glitter which may be a little hard to see in my picture but I asure you it is there lol.
The Prizes for Sundays Challenge is awesome the winner will recieve a $10.00 voucher to spend at the Character Cafe where there are heaps of gourgeous images for you to choose from along with the winners badge to display on their blog,The Top 3 will each recieve an Image of their choice from Cowgirl Up Stamps and a badge to display.

Bloghop Reminder

Don't forget that we at Cowgirl Up will be having a Bloghop on the 29th August with a Great sponsor Crafty Ribbons Its going to be heaps of fun plus Cj has been working very hard and so there will also be a release of new images and a 25% off sale and of course some lovely sugar free candy so make sure to mark your calenders for that its going to be wicked.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Polka doodles-Colouring Competition
Anything goes-3 layers
Auds Sentiments-Anything goes
By the cute and girly-Animal Antics
C.R.A.F.T-Photo Inspiration
Crafty Creations-Butterflies
ISB Challenge-Dots
Donnas Den-Something Sweet
OSAAT-Pack a punch

Thankyou for looking and I look forward to seeing all of your entries.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Gorgeous Candy

Check out this fabby candy here a whole package of goodies.


Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Pink Gem Candy

Hi all check out this fab candy up for grabs over at pink Gem go check out their awesome blog.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Holley Has Awesome Celebration Candy

Hi all please could you pop over to Holley's blog as she has some wonderful candy up for grabs as a celebration of her Six months since having double brain surgery and she is an inspiration to us all plus she is a very talented lady with a wicked blog.Some of the prizes include some of the sweet pea stamps so what are you waiting for go send her a little love.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 16 August 2010

My 1st Lil Lolita-60's Willow

Good evening and thankyou for checking out my blog ,
Well as its says in the header this is my very 1st Lil lolita image thanks to Kellie and the team for doing the digi sale weekend.I just had to get one I would have liked to get them all but I was happy to at least be able to get this little cutie.I have coloured her with promarkers and used DCWV Adheisive papers.I embossed the matt with a cuttlebug dotty folder and finished with some ribbons and roses from my stash.The greeting is from an inkadinkado set.I hope you like it.
The Challenges I am entering are:

Lil Lolita Boutique-Polka dots
Cupcake Crafts-2 dp,2flowers,2ribbons
Polka doodles-Colouring competition
Penny's paper crafting-Anything goes
Papertake weekly-old,borrowed,new,blue(new digi)
Secret crafter saturday Challenge-what are little girls made of
ISB challenge-dots
Wild orchid-one for the girls
Thanks for coming over
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

A Quick Card For Kenny's Krafty Girls Challenge 6

Hi everyone today I just couldn't resist popping over to Kenny's for a little shopping and this is what I bought I think she is great for male cards which is why I thought I would stay away from ribbon and flowers for this one.She is called 'Miss Fortune' and I think she is great.
The papers were freebie digi one from Jak Heath,coloured with promarkers,Martha stewart punch was used along with a selection of spellbinder dies.
I hope you like it.
The challenges I am entering this one into are as follows:

OSAAT-Pack a punch
Papertake,borrowed,blue(new digi)
thanks for popping over
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge DT

Hi crafters its Sunday again already where does the time go I shall be collecting my pension before I know it lol.Well this week we have a great Challenge for you with a theme of

ribbons and buttons and to use the inspiration photo which lets face it I didn't know weather to use it or eat it lol but still please use the inspiration in any way you see fit.
For my card I have used the beautiful image from our very own CJ who is a truely talented and inspirational Artist and Friend and I am sure you are going to want to pop over and grab yourselves a few images for yourselves so pop over to the Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch and check out all of the wonderful images you will be spoilt for choice.
Here is the inspirational piccy for this week.


This week we are being sponsored by the wonderful Pollycraft and the winner will recieve $10.00 to spend in their store.The Top 3 will each recieve an image of their choice from our very own Cj from the store.Both the winner and Top 3 will each get a badge to proudly display on their blogs too.

As its the 3rd challenge of the month there will also be a GDT spot so theres loads to play for.

Don't forget we would love to see you using a Cowgirl Up image if you have them but if you don't thats ok you can use whatever you have and you will be in with a chance of winning them so theres no excuses I want to see at least one card or project from each of you lol so hop on over to the Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge Blog to enter your beautiful creations.
Thankyou very much for popping over to my blog and I look forward to seeing all of your entries.

As you all must know by now it is very rare for me not to enter a challlenge so I didn't want to let the side down heehee!!! here are the ones I would like to enter:

Papertake weekly-old,new,borrowed,blue(old ribbon,new sentiment stamp)

ISB Challenge-Dots

New Challenge Blog

Hi all just a quick post to let you know that Emma is starting her new challenge blog which will start on the 28th August plus there is some awesome candy up fpr grabs so why not check it out here.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 13 August 2010

A card I made For My Friend Paula

hi everyone here is a card I made for my friend Paula for her birthday and I know she has recieved it so I am ok to post it now.Firstly I do apologise for the photo I scanned it and didn't want to get it squashed lol.I paperpieced the shopping bags to match the papers.
sorry for the short post I am trying to sort out my followers Gadget which seems to have gone walkies.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake weekly-old,new,borrowed,blue(i used my NEW stamp)
Wild orchid challenge-one for the girls
Thankyou for popping over
Lorraine xx

Follower Problem

Hi just wondered if anyone can help me or if others are experiencing the same thing my blogger gadget on the left hand side of my blog is not shwing any of my wonderful followers does anyone have any ideas on what i can do please
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Cowgirl Up Challenge reminder

Hi everyone don't forget to join in with this weeks challenge there is a fab sketch to follow and some great prizes so pop over to the Cowgirl Up Challenge to enter.
Lorraine xx

Bloghop Announcement

Check all of this out Candy,Image release,Sale,Challenge and Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor plus images from our very own very talented CJ.

The Cowgirl Up Bloghop will start on August 29th and we want you all to be there so mark those calenders.

The winner will be recieving an awesome selection of Crafty ribbons and 4 images of their choice from CJ owner of Cowgirl Up.

Top 3 will recieve 2 images from CJ of their choice.

There will also be an Image release with a whopping 25% off sale!!!



If you post about our bloghop and add our bloghop badge to your sidebar then leave a comment on the cowgirl up challenge blog one very lucky person will recieve a special prize.So what are you waiting for go grab our badge and enter right away.


Lorraine xx

Friday, 6 August 2010

Enjoying The Sunshine

This is Sketch 20

Well she is, theres not much of it here I am afraid.Anyway tonight I want to share with you a card I made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge we had to choose a sketch of our choice from the sketch gallery so I chose Sketch 20 which I quite enjoyed.The image is of course Sugar Nellie which I have coloured using promarkers and I desided to bling it up a little by using some very summery bright orange glitter card and floral papers which are both from DCWV stacks.Flowers are making memories and the ribbon from my stash.I have used labels nestabilities to stamp and layer my image onto.I hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

The Sugarbowl-Choose a Sketch(Sketch 20)
Polka Doodles- Colouring Competition
Bunny Zoes-Summer
By the cute and girly-Animal Antics
Color throwdown-Daffodil,Tangerine,olive
Papertake weekly-White and Bright
The ABC challenge-A is for August

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Talk About Candy From Amy

WOWZERS can you believe all of this candy loads of 6x6 papers and heaps of very exciting stamps I think I want to scream and this is all coming from the amazingly talented Amy from A thousand Sheets of Paper so get yourselves over there don't walk run.There are many chances of winning an awesome prize how amazing is she VERY in my opinion.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Cute Tags Cowgirl Up Style

Hi everyone,
Tonight I want to share these cute tags I made using this super cute image which is called 'rocking horse'which is one of CJ'S beautiful images from Cowgirl Up Designs and is avaliable to purchase here.I think they make the perfect tags for a baby gift or a gift for a young child.
For my tags I coloured them with my promarkers and layed them onto nesties circles which I have embossed with a cuttlebug dotty folder then put them onto scalloped circles and then finished by adding a little ribbon to each one.

Challenge Info
On Sunday we have a great challenge for you at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge
with a great sketch for you to follow so make sure you mark your calenders for Sunday you won't want to miss it and we have a great sponsor too which is K Andrew Designs who sell some really great cutting files and Digital Stamps.The winner will recieve a collection of cutting files hand picked by our sponsor along with the winners badge to display on their blogs.The Top 3 will recieve 1 image from CJ's Store along with the top 3 badge to display on their blogs so lots of prizes to enter for.
I am entering my tags into the following Challenges:

7 kids college fund-pink/dots
cute card Thursday-Whateva
Die cut dreams-Gingham
OSAAT-Sketch or a little pink
Papertake weekly-white and bright
Corrosive Challenge-All about babies
Totally gorjuss-Baby ,baby

Thanks for looking and I hope to post again soon
Lorraine xx

Monday, 2 August 2010

Magnolia Lovers Jodi Has Candy

Hi all Jodi is very kindly giving away the new Magnolia Store Summer kit and she is giving away 2 of them so hop here to find out how you can enter the candy.

Lorraine xx

Sunday, 1 August 2010

A quick card today

Hi all here is a quick card I made for the Belles and Whistles challenge. They want a monotone card this week.
Hope you like it I have used this beautiful image given to me by my best friend and blogging buddy Paula who is a true inspiration I just love everything about her and her work and you will too so why not pop over to her blog.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Donnas Den- Green
Paperplay-Anything goes
Passion for promarkers-Green

thanks for popping over
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge plus DT Call

Hello ladies another week has passed us by and Sunday is with us again so that can mean only one thing another awesome challenge with Cowgirl Up at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge woohoo.This week we want to see your creations with a theme of Animals/Bugs(remember butterflies are bugs too!).We would love to see you using CJ's gorgeous images on your creations if you have them but you can use any of your images to enter the challenges.Why not take advantage of the amazing 25% off discount at the Cowgirl Up Designs stampen Ranch there are so many adorable images to choose from at low low prices and this week there are also lots of new releases including this adorable image I have used on my card which is called Tabby and is such a joy to colour I loved using him this week.

Not only do we have a challenge this week but we also have a great oppotunity for you we are looking for some crafters who would like to join our big happy family at Cowgirl up so this week we are having a DT Call so please join in on the fun I just love working with CJ and the DT I have not been there all that long but the ladies are so friendly and great to work with I feel as though I have know them for years I love each and everyone of them and you will too.

Well we have an awesome sponsor this week which is the one and only Whimsy Stamps

and they are offering the winner 5 images of their choice and they will also recieve the winners badge to display proudly on their blog.

The Top 3 will recieve 1 image of their choice from the very talented CJ from the Cowgirl up Designs Stampen Ranch and will recieve the top 3 badge to display on their blogs so there is lots to play for this week so why not give it a go.

Well we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries and for those of you who would like to join the team we look forward to having some of you joining us.
I am entering my card into the following Challenges:

Charisma Cards-Something with a tail
Paper play-Anything goes
Polka Doodles-generic card and colour competition

Thankyou for coming to see my latest creation.
Lorraine xx

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Do You Know Leigh?

Hi everyone Leigh is a very good blogging friend of mine and she is totally amazing.She is one of the most kindest,generous,helpful and wonderful people I am lucky to know.She has been there for me ever since I started blogging in january and back then I was so shy and had no confidence about my work and what I make and Leigh played a huge part of changing all of that and I love her for it.
Leigh also does amazing things for lots of other people and charities along with other members of her family which I think is amazing you really must go over to her blog Charity Crafter and see for yourself and she always shares some really wonderful tips for crafting and she is the queen of making so many cards I really don't know anyone who makes as many as she does its awesome.Please pop over to say hi I know she would really love it if you could.
Thankyou for reading about one of my special friends and a Big Thankyou To Leigh for everything you have done for me I really do appriciate it huni.
Lorraine xx