Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Candy At Papercraft Star

Hi for a candy of an amazing gift certificate pop over here to Papercraft star.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Manga Princess Clean And Simple Style

Hi just a quick post to share this card with you.The Image is called 'Manga Princess' and is from Sugar Nellie I have coloured her using promarkers and added a little glitter glue to the blue parts of her dress and her tiara.I have also used a Martha Stewart Punch,a doily and a little ribbon.I have highlighted using spun sugar distress ink.

Anyway I hope you like it and here are the challenges I am entering:

Sugar Nellie forum-White on white
Charisma-Anything goes
Colour Create-All White
I love promarkers-white on white
OSAAT-Anything goes
Wild Orchid-Ribbons and bows

Thankyou for visiting my blog
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Victoria Case Candy Info

Hi all Just to let you know that there is some great candy on offer here from Victoria Case and its for the new release for SCACD so get over ther right away for your chance of winning some gorgeous Stamps.The new release is avaliable from the 30th September.
Lorraine xx

My 1st White On White Attempt

Hi all I hope you can see this one ok as my camera is rubbish as its only a 5mp so i have to scan my things through.This is my first attempt at doing the white on white and I am going to try another tomorrow but please tell me your honest opinion as this is the only way we can improve.

I have used this adorable image from Belles and whistles which I have coloured with promarkers and added a little glitter to some of the edges,I have also used the following items:Martha Stewart Punch,paper roses,dotty embossing folder,ribbon, a Doily and gems.

I hope you like it and hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

Woohoo I Won
I just had to shout about this one as I am so excited I hope you don't mind.Elizabeth Bell had an amazing candy on offer of 8 Belles and Whistles christmas Stamps on offer to one lucky commenter and I won which is great as I only have 1 BNW stamp yay can't wait to make some cards with them.

Anyway I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge:

Belles and Whistles-Clean and Simple
I Love promarkers-white on white
A spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Charisma-Anything goes
Cute card thursday-Sketch
Oldie but goodie-Pink and girly
Allsorts-Plain and simple
OSAAT-Anything goes
Colour create-All white
Stamp and create-Gems
Wild Orchid Crafts-Ribbon/bows
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

The Stamp Man Blog Hop

Hi everyone just a quick post to let you all know about a really great Hop and challenge going on right now.The challenge is awesome you need to Alter something with a great prize of £30 to spend at their store,not only that there is a bloghop happening too and each of the DT members have some very beautiful stamps up for grabs I just love their products.Interested of course you are so why not pop over there by clicking the blinkie on the top of my blog and get involved.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Cowgirl Up DT Card And Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone its that time again Challenge time at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge and this week our theme is '3 papers and 3 different flowers' in my card I have used white paper flowers,paper roses and gem flowers in the corner but if you look closely I have used nut brown flowersoft for the centres of the sunflowers.Do you like the image I have used this weekthis one was a joy to colour and is called 'In the garden' and you can purchase this and many other beauties like this one at the Cowgirl Up Designs Ranch and at great prices too.

The papers were all from a paper pack I recieved free with a magazine which I just love I am going to hate it when they are all gone :(


This week we have 2 great sponsers firstly we have Prairie Fairy who are giving the winner 5 digital Images of their choice and secondly Town Scrapper who will be giving the Top 3 1 image of their choice and the Top 3 will also recieve 1 image of their choice from our Cj From Cowgirl Up Designs Ranch.
All winners will also recieve badges for their blogs.

Well with all of these great prizes on offer I am sure you will want to dash off and get out all those pretty flowers and papers and I look forward to seeing each of your creations.

For my card this week I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

A Spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Make it crafty-Anything goes
Charisma-Anything goes

Thankyou for visiting me today
Lorraine xx

Spring Lamb

Hi I know its Autumn but when this cute little stamp from WOJ arrived I just had to use it.I have coloured it using promarkers except the little lamb which i covered with ivory flowersoft for some added texture. The paper i got free with a magazine,added a punched border a 'Thankyou' sentiment and some gems.Oops I almost forgot for the sky I used a versa magic inkpad called sea breeze.A very simple card but I wanted the main focus to be on this beautiful image.

I hope you like it and of course I am entering this one into some challenges and here they are:

Whiff Of Joy-Thankyou
A Spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Anything goes-cute
Make it crafty-Anything goes
Papertake weekly-Animal magic
Stamptacular sunday -Grid
Stamp and create-Gems
Corrosive-clean up the dust(old papers)
Charisma-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting my blog today
Lorraine xx

Friday, 24 September 2010

Jacilynn Has Candy

Hi the amazingly talented Jacilynn has candy up for grabs as she counts the days down to her birthday so why not join in.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

2nd Post-A Womans Work Is Never Done

Well as you can see I have been in the world of Beatrix Potter today and I have had these stamps for ages now but have never got round to using them I even had to cut them out of the sheet how bad is that lol.
This one I thought was such a cute image and a joy to colour.Mrs Tiggywinkle has to be one of my favourite characters from Beatrix Potter.

I am going to enter her into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion-Beatrix Potter challenge
A spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Papertake weekly-Animal Magic
SCSC-Anything goes
Stamptacular-Grid Challenge
Corrosive-Dust it off(never used this stamp set)
Totally gorjuss-wild things
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

A Winters Tale and my luck is in!!!

Hi everyone,
After seeing Sara and Leanne on create and craft today all day lol I just had to use my free members download and have a go with these awesome characters.This card uses a very small amount of the download you also get a cute pillowbox,background scenes,decoupage lots of sentiments,toppers and borders its beautiful.I have made this card for the beatrix Potter challenge and the crafters companion monthly challenge.All of the elements on this card are from the freebie except obviously a little glitter and a border punch so a very cost effective(big word for me) way of crafting.

Also look at what I won from the wonderful Tara who was giving away this awesome parcel of goodies for her first mile stone of her weight loss thankyou Tara I am so pleased.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
crafters companion-Beatrix potter challenge
Crafters companion monthly-Sketch
A spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Anything goes-cute
Cupcake craft-transport
Fussy and Fancy(week 2)-Christmas colours
Lollipop crafts-its a boy thing
Papertake weekly-Animals
SCSC-Anything goes
Totally gorjuss-wild thing

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 19 September 2010

My New Sugar Nellie

Hi everyone I hope you have all had a great weekend mine has been nice and quiet as usual but just how I like it.
This evening I want to share this card I made this afternoon for the Sugar bowl Challenge.I have used one of my newest stamps from the Manga collection which I absolutely love she is so sweet and a joy to colour.I have used my promarkers to colour her and the theme was to follow the sketch and to use buttons so out popped this little cuties again I love these mini polka dot buttons they are so cute.Please forgive the photo as it looks like my roses in the corner are a little squashed but they look fine on my card honestly lol.
I have also used scalloped circle nesties,a touch of ribbon and highlighted with diamond stickles glitter glue I hope you like it I was happy with the result.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The sugar bowl-Sketch and buttons
Passion for promarkers-photo inspiration
ABC Challenge-D for Distressing(distressed inking)
SCSC-Anything goes
Sir stampalot-Distressed(distressed inking)
Stamptacular Sunday-Grid challenge
Thanks for taking a look at my blog see ya laters
Lorraine xx

Jacque Has Awesome Candy

Hi all as always the lovely Jacque has yet another awesome candy or rather Sweet stuff to give away to one lucky commenter I was lucky enough to win a package similar to this one last week so pop over to her blog she is totally amazing and a very wonderful talented lady you will love her work.


Lorraine xx

A Clean And Simple Birthday

Evening friends,
I have a little clean and simple card to share with you all.The stamps are from the Home grown range from Sugarnellie and I masked them to look as one individual image,I have coloured them using promarkers,Used one of my favourite Martha Stewart Punches which I think is called Doily Lace and just added a couple of tiny polka dot buttons which my other half got me today bless him he came back with 5 different packs for me so i think these could be popping up a lot in the near future.
As some of you know I have been feeling a little under the weather and not been crafting much over the last couple of weeks but now I feel much better and hope to be crafting alot more.I want to thank you all for sticking by me and still follow me it means alot to me so thankyou very much you guys are amazing.
I am entering this into the following challenges:

PCP-sugar nellie-Use 2 images
Saturday Challenge-Anything goes
Totally gorjuss-Wild thing
Totally papercrafts-Happy Birthday
Papertake weekly-picture this
Thanks for checking out my latest card
Lorraine xx

Friday, 17 September 2010

Dt card-So Tweet

Hi just a little clean and simple card to share with you today.This adorable image is from Cowgirl Up and they have loads of wonderful images to choose from and at great prices so why not pop over to the ranch here and grab yourself a bargain.
This Sunday we have a great challenge for you all with a theme of 'not square or rectangular' but other than that your only restriction is your own imaginative creativity and I know you all have loads of that so I would love to see you all getting involved this week over at the Cowgirl Up Designs Sunday Challenge.
Our Sponser is going to be the wonderful Delicious Doodles who have some great images for the winner to choose from.Along with the Top 3 taking away images from our very own CJ.

The challenges I am entering this card into are as follows:
Cute card Thursday-Tweet or flutter
Everybody Art-other card form
Fussy n fancy(part 2)-christmas colours(blue n white)
Oh Alice-Nice Stems
Paperplay-All shapes and sizes
Stamp n create-Gems and pearls
Stamp Something-Digi
Totally Gorjuss-Flower(on my image)
Thankyou for coming over to check out my latest and don't forget this weeks challenge 'Christmas Cards For Soldiers' we have prizes from Whiff of Joy,Whimsy Stamps and our very own CJ you have untill Sunday to get in your entries as we will be starting our new Challenge by then.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Clean and Simple Lady Raven

Hi everyone omg what a week forstly I haven't really been feeling myself and secondly I have totally lost my mojo but I am hoping it is slowly returning which is why I have done a simple card this evening.

Before I start I would like to say a big big thankyou to the very talented Diane for this wonderful award thankyou hun I really appriciate it you are such a good friend,please pop over to Diane's blog she is totally amazing.

I have used one of Kenny K's images which I love called 'Lady Raven'.I never use green all that much so I thought she would look quite funky with green hair which I coloured with promarkers.I have used a star cuttlebug embossing folder the text I got as a freebie and added some star gems which i coloured green with a sharpies pen to match.I hope you like it I think this would be perfect for a male card.

I am entering this one into the following challenges:
Kenny K-Embossing
Going grey-digital
Fussy n fancy-xmas colours
Thankyou for checking out my blog
Lorraine xx

Want To Win These Halloween Goodies?

How cool is this candy prize well you can win this by helping to spread the word about the Going Grey Challenges so why not try your luck and even enter a challenge or too here.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Special Challenge Post-Card For Soldiers @ Cowgirl Up

Hi everyone well its sunday again already and this week we have a very special challenge for you at Cowgirl Up Designs Challenge blog we would like for you to make 'christmas cards for soldiers' to send out to their families you can find the address to send them here on the challenge blog.It is up to you what you put onto your cards but all we ask is that NO GLITTER is put onto them as this can be harmful to the soldiers.

You can make as many cards as you wish the more we make the more cards the soldiers can send to their families.

We have some great sponsors for you this week too firstly we have Whiff Of Joy who will be giving the winner 2 stamps of their choice and secondly we have Whimsy Stamps who are giving away 5 digital images of the winners choice and of course our very own CJ of Cowgirl Up Designs who will be offering 1 digital stamp of the winners choice.We are also having a Top 6 this week who will all get 1 image each from Cowgirl Up Designs,wow I wish I could enter lol.Please pop over to the Cowgirl Up Designs Store to get yourselves some wonderful images you will be spoilt for choice although you can use any of your images to enter our challenges.

For my card I have used this super cute image from one of our sponsors Whimsy Stamps which I have coloured with promarkers and then glazed the ornaments with glossy accents for dimension.I have tried to keep to traditional colours for this one.

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:

A spoonful of sugar-Animal crackers
Fab n Funky-Whateva'
Fussy and Fancy-Christmas colours
Simon says-holiday fun

Thankyou for coming over and i look forward to seeing all of your Cards for soldiers
take care
Lorraine xx

Friday, 10 September 2010

Great Prizes at Crafty Ribbons

Hi just a quick note to let you know that over at crafty ribbons its their friday freebie birthday and there are lots of great prizes to be given away to lucky commenters so why not pop over and see if your luck is in.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Candy At Lothian Crafts

Hi friends for your chance to win these great goodies then all you have to do is pop over to Lothian Crafts for all the details.


Lorraine xx

Monday, 6 September 2010

Double the Sugaryness

Hi everyone this is going to be a quick post as it is now 2.35 am and I really must get my head on my pillow lol.I have masked ta cheerleader from sugar nellie for this one and thought it would be fun to put pink flowersoft on their pom poms.I have used papermania's papers,Martha Stewart punch,Pearls from my local craft store and coloured my image with my promarkers.I hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sugar bowl-Sketch/pearls
Crafty creations-white plus 1
Papertake weekly-Just the 1(1dp,1 colour)
Raise the bar-Looking good
Thanks for popping over
Lorraine xx

abeth Bell Digi Contest

Hi you have just got to pop over to Digibells as there is a great contest of guessing that digi and the closest gets the new release digi so what are you waiting for xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cowgirl Up Challenge Time

Hello to all my lovely followers,friends and guests,

Well its sunday again already wow so its time for another great challenge at Cowgirl Up Stampen Challenge and this week we have got a great theme for you of 'Anything goes' so it will be great to see all of your wonderful creations.If you have Cowgirl up images we would love to see them on your projects but don't worry if you haven't as you can use what ever you do have and still be eligible for the prizes.


Well as always we have some fab prizes for you this week our sponser is the lovely Michelle Perkett who is offering the winner 3 images of their choice and there are some really beautiful images too also the winner will take the winners badge to display proudly on their blogs.

The top 3 will each recieve an image of their choice from our very own CJ of Cowgirl Up from the Cowgirl Up Designs Ranch and also take away the Top 3 badge to display proudly on their blogs.

I hope you can all join in this week and I look forward to seeing all of your entries
Lorraine xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Reminder-Cowgirl Up Challenge and Bloghop

Hey ladies where are you all don't forget that this weeks challenge is to make your own flowers so a really fun one and along with a really cool bloghop with lots of prizes including a wonderful pack of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons so head on over to Cowgirl Up designs Challenge Blog and get your beautiful entries in.Please scroll down for the Bloghop post its awesome and the DT have made some very beautiful things so please go check them out.
Thankyou ladies
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Candy at Auds Sentiments

Hi Just a quick post to let you know that over at Auds Sentiments there is a candy draw to win $15 to spend at Really Reasonable Ribbons now how cool is that so why not give it a try and maybe enter one of their challenges too.
Lorraine xx

Getting Older Stinks.............

Hi fellow crafting buddies,
I hope you have had a good day well its 12.45am here now so I think my bed will be calling me shortly but first I want to share this card I made today using 'Stinky' from Cowgirl Up Designs.This little cutie was such fun to colour and you can buy him at the Cowgirl Up Designs Stampen Ranch.I have typed the greeting on the computer which reads'Getting older stinks but I still love you' I thought this was perfect for the image hee hee.
I have used papermania papers,Stickles glittler glue,pearls from WOC,Nesties and a little ribbon.

This Sunday 5th September at Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge we have a great theme of 'Anything goes' so I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations.We are being sponsored by the wonderful Michelle Perkett.


The winner will recieve 3 images of their choice from Michelle Perkett plus the winners badge and the Top 3 will recieve 1 image each of their choice from our very own CJ from Cowgirl Up designs plus the Top 3 badge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CES-Anything goes
Cupcake crafts-lets get digital
Thankyou for looking
hugs xx

Special Post-Cards For Soldiers

Firstly I want to let you know whats happening at Cowgirl Up on the 12th September you won't want to miss this.

We are going to be having a 'Christmas cards for soldiers campaign' we are going to be making christmas cards for all of those very brave soldiers to be able to send to their loved ones and we want you all to get involved and join us,we hope to see lots of participants for this amazingly good cause.Whats more you can make as many cards as you wish whilst entering the challenge the more you make the more we can pass on to these brave hero's.


Of course there are going to be some prizes for you we have 2 thats right 2 very wonderful sponsors for this challenge firstly the wonderfully popular whiff of joy and also equally as popular whimsy stamps.Thats not all our very own CJ owner of Cowgirl up Designs will also be giving prizes away.We will be having a 1st,2nd and Top 6 winners so make sure to mark your calenders for 12th September as this is when all the fun begins.

Special prize

There will also be a special prize for a challenger who posts and ads the badge above to their sidebar so grab it and start making those beautiful cards.


When making your cards for the soldiers please make sure NOT to add any glitter or similar products to your cards as this can be highly dangerous for our soldiers.

Next week there will be an address to send your cards to which will then be passed on to the soldiers to send to their families,you can find the address on the Cowgirl Up Designs Challenge blog.

Thankyou for reading my post
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Lil Lolita-distressed 60's Style


Hi everyone here is a little card I made last night using Lil lolita-60's Willow I just think she is adorable don't you.I have enlarged her in my my craft studio program and cropped her down so I could just use her heas which in the end I think looks quite nice.I opted for distressed papers in peach and green as I very rarely use these colours especially together.I have coloured her using my promarkers and added some flowers from my stash and some pearls from wild orchid crafts .I hope you like it.
I have a very special post coming up this evening and would really appriciate it if you could pop back and read it please.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Lil lolita boutique-Sketch
Anything goes-Say it with flowers
Bunny zoes-Vintage
CES-Anything goes
Cupcake crafts-lets get digital
DCD-soft shades of vintage
OSAAT-girlie or colour theme
Polka doodles -colouring competition
Thankyou all for popping over and I hope to be back this evening with a special post.
Lorraine xx

Elaines Candy

Please pop over here to enter Elaines Candy.