Sunday, 31 October 2010

DT Cowgirl Up Challenge And New Release

Happy Sunday everyone another challenge starts today at Cowgirl Up Stampin Challenge Blog and this week we have a great challenge for you and our theme is 'Bling Bling' and I have tried to show on my card that we can also bling up our cards for the boys and Men in our lives and I have done this by adding some star shaped gems to the corners of my card.

The very talented CJ has been working so hard and has a wonderful New Release for you and there are many to choose from including lots of wonderful fall images so why not pop over to the Stampin Ranch and have a look around and start filling your baskets.


This week we have the wonderful Delicious Doodles Sponsoring us and the winner will recieve Images of their choice.

For my card today i have used one of the new release images from Cowgirl Up called football boy and teamed him with these fab papers from Papermania for the top left hand corner i attempted to make a rosette with matching papers and i think it looks kind of ok for a first attempt lol.

I hope you will be able to join in this week and don't forget you don't need to use a Cowgirl Up image to be eligible to win the prizes but if you have them we would love to see you using them.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:

Cards for men-Anything goes
Crafty purple frog-Anything goes

OSCC-Anything goes

Paper Sundaes-one for the boys

Thanks for visiting me xx

Friday, 29 October 2010

DT Sweet Stampin Sketch Challenge 50

Hello everyone its saturday so that means it is time to start a brand new Challenge at
Sweet Stampin and we have this wonderful Sketch for you to follow.
For my card I have used this super cute stamp from Motivet Stamps and the papers are
from Forever friends and I used a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you like it.
I am going to enter my card into the following Challenges:

A spoonful of sugar-Lets get punchy
Crafty purple frog challenge-Anything goes
Creative card crew-punch it
Fab n funky-Clean n simple
Simon says-punch em
Stamp and create-Pink
Stamp something-Pink
Wild Orchid crafts-Pastels

I look forward to seeing all of your cards using the fab sketch.
Lorraine xx

Simply Tilda Birthday Card

Hello to all my crafty friends I hope you are all having a wonderful evening or day depending on your location.Tonight I want to share this simple card I made for my niece's birthday using this beautiful Digital I mage I bought from Make it crafty There are loads of fab Digital images to choose from and they work so well with alll of your stamped or digital images.I have teamed it with this cute Tilda image that I was given.I kept the card simple as I printed the background quite large as the card is approx.6x6.I have coloured my images with promarkers and added a few pearls which are from Wild orchid crafts.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Totally Tilda-Pink/Pearls
Lexis creations-Birthday
One stop crafts-Photo inspiration
Paper sundaes-Natural women
Stamp and create-Pink
Wild orchid crafts-Pastels
Crafty purple frog-Anything goes
I hope you like it and thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Happy 35th Anniversary Mum And Dad

Good morning everyone I just wanted to share this anniversary card that I made for my mum and dad I gave it to them yesterday and they loved it they have been married for 35 years now and I think that its amazing.
I do apologise for the net curtains but my camera has a mind of its own and this was the only place I could take the picture without leaving the flat in my pjs lol.
I have used 2 whiff of Joy stamps from the city girls collection and masked them.I have coloured using promarkers and then added glitter and distressed the edges with distress ink.Other products used are DCWV cardstock,Martha Stewart heart doily punch,Marianne dies swirl,shapeabilities fancy tags,pearls,roses and a greeting from the occasssions stamp set by crafters companion.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Whiff of joy-Distressing

Crafty purple frog-Anything goes
Creative card crew-Lets punch it
OSAAT-All celebrations
Papertake weekly-Sparkly and bright
Totally gorjuss-Sparkle

A spoonful of sugar-Lets get punchy
I hope you like it and thankyou for visiting me

much love

Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Candy In Memory Of Amanda Mary

Hi everyone this is a very special candy in memory of the wonderful Amanda Mary who was a wonderful member of the crafting world and brought so much love,Happiness and kindness to so many others.I wish I was lucky enough to have met her.The candy is being offered by my good friend Leigh(Charity Crafter) and Marion.Please pop over to Leigh's blog to find out more about Amanda Mary and to enter this candy draw.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Winter Fun

Good morning everyone I would like to share this wintery fun card that I made yesterday afternoon and for once I think I kind of like it lol. WOW how do you like this adorable image and whats even more great about it is that it was absolutely free so if you would like it too which to be frank why wouldn't you then you can have her for yourself by popping over to the Create4fun blog and colour her until your hearts content.

I have coloured her with my usual promarkers and used art glitter loose glitter for the white areas for a bit of christmas sparkle.I am just wondering who she is thinking about throwing that snowball at.Me probably lol.The papers are from DCWV,the sentiment is from a cute companions christmas set called 'Let it snow'I think.I have also used a cuttle bug snowflake die to create the snowflakes and of course the beautiful circle and scallop circle blanks are from the wonderful Susie Sugars store why not grab some they even come with stands to prop your card up now how cool is that.
I hope you like it I had a great time making it.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:
Crafty Purple frog-Anything goes
Sarah Hurley-Xmas card not red and green
Stamp Something-Digital
Totally gorjuss-Sparkle
Wild Orchid Crafts-Pastels
Fussy and fancy-Winter wonderland
Stamping Vacation-No image beginning with S
Paper romance-Make a round card
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Cowgirl Up Bloghop,Candy,Challenge,Fun

Good day to all of my crafting Friends and guests,Today is going to be heaps of fun with a great bloghop with cool prizes and of course our next challenge at the
First of all our challenge this week is 'Anything Halloween' so a nice easy one as I know you all love making things spooktacular. If you are in need of some Halloween images to create with there are loads of really fab ones at the Cowgirl Up Designs Ranch.

If you have come from Lisa's blog then you are on the right track and once you have left me some love then your next stop will be Marianne's blog.

This week our sponsor is no other than the fantastic Crafty Ribbons and the winner will recieve the fab ribbons pictured here plus 2 images from our very own CJ plus the winners badge.The Top 3 will each recieve 1 Image from CJ and the Top 3 Badge.

To win the candy you will need to leave a comment on the challenge blog telling us which is your favourite DT project this week and why its your favourite

Special Drawing
To win the Special prize you will need to enter the challenge using a Cowgirl Up Image and believe me it is well worth entering to win the amazing Prize up for grabs.

I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
A spoonful of sugar-Boo
By the cute and girly-Spooky
Crafts and me -Halloween
Crafty purple frog-Anything goes
Creative inspirations-Halloween
Fab n funky-Things that go bump in the night
I love promarkers-Autumn
Magical monday-Halloween
OLLCB-Scary stuff
Pennys challenge-It must fly
Sarah hurley-Colouring
Simon says stamp and show-Anything but a card
Stamp something-Digis
Stamping for the weekend-Halloween/fall
Stamptacular-Halloween colours

Thankyou for visiting and most of all have some Cowgirl Fun
Lorraine xx

Cheeky Tag And Keyring

Hi everyone just a quick make of a matching tag and keyring.I have used Cheeky Rockabilly from the greeting farm for these and coloured with promarkers on the tag and for the keyring I have used Sakura gel pens.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya-Anything but a card
Sarah Hurley-Colouring
Simon says stamp and show-Anything but a card
Stamptacular Sunday-No cards allowed
Crafty purple frog-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting and I have a nice wintery card to share with you all tomorrow so I hope you will pop by oh and also a wonderful Bloghop with Cowgirl Up with a wicked prize so be sure to take part.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 23 October 2010


Pop over here to enter but be quick not much time left.Plus remember to check out their challenges each saturday xx

Just A little Something

Hi I made this little keyring this afternoon using one of my fave sugar nellie stamps,I coloured her with promarkers which was a challenge as I had to use Stazon ink as its shrink plastic but I did the best I could and to make the edges a little more interesting I used a Martha Stewart Punch.
As most of you who know me or my blog you will know my camera is being very naughty so for a more closer look please click on the picture and it should enlarge it.
I hope you like it its a little different from me but such a fun make.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Pear tree designs-Free for all
Sarah hurley-Colouring
Simon Says stamp and show-Not a card
Stamp and create-Pink
Stamptacular Sunday-No cards
Totally Gorjuss-Pink
Crafty Purple Frog-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting me this evening I hope you like my project
Lorraine xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tilda Tells Spooky Stories

Hi everyone I just wanted to share with you my 1st attempt at a corner bookmark they are so much fun to make so watch this space for more lol.Please excuse the terrible photo but you guys know what I am like.
I am keeping this post short as I need to get the ugly half his dinner lol don't tell him I said that.

Well I need some challenges so here are the heaps(lol) I am entering:

Totally Tilda-Halloween Special
Simon says stamp and show-Anything but a card
A spoonful of sugar-BOO
Crafty Purple frog-Anything goes
Fab and Funky-Things that go bump in the night
Pennys Paper crafty-As long as it flies
Pear tree designs-Free for all
One Stop Crafts-Halloween
Stamping Vacation-NoNo(not beginning with s)
Stamptacular sunday-No cards allowed
By the cute and girly-Spooky
Magical Monday-Halloween
Creative inspirations-Spooky
I love promarkers-Autumn
Corrosive Challenge-Get rid of the white
Crafts and me-Halloween
Stampin for the weekend-Halloween/Fall

Thankyou for popping over
Lorraine x

Stacy Has MEGA Tim Candy

Would you like to win these goodies-Me too! then pop over to Stacy's blog to find out how these could be yours xx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Kalender Kandy

Hi all just a quick post would you like to win this awesome Kalender Kandy if so pop over here

Candy Alert

hi look what the wonderful Kellie has on offer for her 2nd blogaversary go here to enter xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Cool Copic Candy

Would you like to win all of this if so please go here

Card stock Help Please

Hi all I went to my fave shop for my card yesterday The Paper Mill Shop and discovered it had closed so now I don't know where to buy it at a good price and where you can get lots of different colours not individually sold so if anyone could let me know where you all get your card from don't mind if i need to order from outside the uk as long as I can get a good deal thanks ladies xx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Autumn Nuts

Hello everyone well I promised the girls at the sugar nellie forum that I would tackle the new challenge at the Sugar Bowl and here it is.In fact I don't think it was as difficult as I thought it was going to be.
The stamp is from Sugar nellie in the Home grown section,Lime green paper is from my stash all of the other papers are from basic greys origins pad,Flowers are made from shapeabilities,Leaves are a martha Stewart punch,Pearls are dark brown from Wild Orchid Crafts.I have coloured with promarkers and distressed with Tea Dye distress ink.Once I had finished I wondered what I was stressing about silly me lol.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl-Tiets sketch and Autumn
Bunny Zoes-Autumn Love
Craftilicious-Anything goes
Pear tree-Autumn
Stamping vacation-Lots of paper
Totally papercrafts-Autumn
Basic Grey-Autumn/Harvest time
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sweet Stampin Callenge 48#-Ribbons

Hello everyone I hope you have all had a great start to your weekend.Today is my first ever DT post for the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and this week we would like to see all of your gorgeous 'Ribbons 'on your projects.

I have used the adorable Jingle All The Way Carousel Horse from Whimsy which is an absolute joy to colour.I have teamed it with the Joyeux Noel Papers from papermania,Lace scallopped border punch from Martha Stewart and a nice big chunky ribbon bow made by yours truely.Not forgetting some fine loose glitter for the flowers and the fluffy white parts on the horse.

I am quite nervous about this post being my first for this amazingly talented team and if you would like to pop over to the challenge to see all of the teams cards you will see why they are stunning.
Anyway I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects using ribbon and hope you enjoy the card I have left you with.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamping vacation-inspiration Station
Sarah hurley-Colouring
Paper sundaes-Change of season
Just inspirational-Anything goes
Craftilicious-Anything goes
Creative card crew-Fairytales
Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Friday, 15 October 2010

Gorgeous Candy

WOW would you like to win all of this lovelyness i know I do if the answer is yes then go over to Samantha's blog for the Details


Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up DT Card And Challenge Info

Hello my blogging friends,I hope you have all had a good day.This Sunday we have a great challenge for you at Cowgirl Up Designs Challenge Firstly there is a beautiful 'Sketch' that Alison done for us(Silly me forgot that part)and we want you to 'make your own DP'.Well not sure if you have noticed from my past entries but this is not something I usually do in fact its the first time I have made my own background crazy I know.

For my card I used this adorable image from Cowgirl Up designs Ranch he is called Silly Giraffe and can be purchased here.I have coloured him with promarkersand placed him onto a circle nestie diecut.For my background I took a small leaf stamp and randomly stamped all over some plain white card using 2 different green brilliance ink pads then I took Pine Needles distress ink and went all over the top putting a little more ink nearer the edges for a darker look.I also used the same leaf stamp to decorate the circle using just the edge of the leaf.For a first attempt I think its not all that bad but still theres room for improvement

This Sunday we are being sponsored by Michelle Perkett and wow there are some really beautiful images over there.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make it crafty-Distressing
Quirky crafts-Sketch
Creative inspirations-Sketch
Elephantastic-Anything goes
Just Inspirational-Anything Goes
OLLCB-Nothing floral
Stamping Vacation-NoNo Challenge,Mono-greens
Craftilicious-Anything goes
ISB-Animal on your card
OSAAT-Use digital stamps
Saturday challenge-Distressing
Create4fun-Use a digital Image
Well thats me and how many challenge Lorraine you are just greedy lol
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Candy At Kathy's Blog

Hi ladies and gents just to let you know that the super talented Kathy is giving away this awesome candy so pop over to her blog for the chance to add these to your crafty stash I love the text stamp must get one of those xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Faye Has Some Super Sweetness Candy

Hi all just a quick post to tell you about the gorgeous Faye.She has the most cutest blog and above is the candy that she will be giving away to one lucky winner,so what you waiting for go check out her wonderful blog and see how lucky you can be xx

My Exciting News-WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Hi everyone just a quick post to say I had a wonderful email today.I have been asked to work with a wonderful team of ladies over at the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and of course I said yes with excitement and doing the 'Happy Dance' in fact I still am dancing around the room heehee(so glad the curtains are closed).

It is a great Challenge where you can use any of your own products and the only rule is to follow the theme how cool is that,So I expect to see all my blogging buddies giving it a go and if your not there there will be big trouble lol(only joking) but I would love it if you could join in now and again when you can.
Anyway thats my super news for today oh and of course I won 5 Motivet stamps today on their blog woohoo so watch this space for some new cute characters on my creations.

Take care all and I will be back real soon
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Sweet Witch

Hi all just a quick card to share with you all this evening.I think this little witch is so adorable she is from Sweetpea stamps.I have put her onto this beautiful die cut shape from my new marianne creatables die.Paper is from my scrap box and she has been coloured with promarkers.
I would like to enter this little cutie into the following challenges:

In a sweetpea dream-Colour combo
Cupcake crafts-scary creatures
Everybody art-halloween
Fussy and fancy-halloween
OLLCB-Nothing floral
Paper sundaes-A change of season
Simon says-Halloween
Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Dance Of A Butterfly

Just a quick post to share my latest card.This beauty is from Sweetpea Stamps and is called Dance of a Butterfly and is great fun to colour.I have used promarkers to colour her in,Scraps of paper from my stash,Pearls from Wild Orchis Crafts,Ribbon,Swirl die from Mariannes creatables.Well whats your opinion on this one do you like it.
I am entering her into the following challenges:

In a sweetpea dream-orange,purple,green(i used pastel shades hope this is ok)
OLLCB-Nothing floral
Crafts and me-Something for a teenager
Creative inspirations-Birthday theme
Magical Monday-Back to nature
Thankyou for visiting my blog this evening I read all of your comments and appriciate each and every one of them.
Lorraine xx

Traditional Mister Elf

Hi everyone just a simple christmas card to share with you this evening.I have used 'Mister Elf ' from Sugar Nellie and I loved colouring him with my promarkers of course.Don't you just love the Mangas I do they are all so adorable.
I have matt and layered him with the Deckled rectangle nesties,Christmas papers and some red card that I cut into 4 triangles for the corners.So what do you think I know there are not any embellishments on this one but I wanted to keep it quite simple so that I can give it to Rob's nephew well Our nephew.
I am going to enter Mister Elf into the following challenges:

Sugar Nellie Forum-Red and Green
Anything goes-Christmas has come early
Craftilicious-Anything goes
Elephantastic-Anything goes
OLLCB-Nothing floral
Paper Sundaes-A change of season
Papertake weekly(I choose cutie patootie)
Crafts and me-Something for a teenager

Thankyou for visiting me I shall be back sooner than you think heehee xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

New Online Store'Bizzy Becs' Also Candy

look at all this deliciousness you could win interested?
Of course ypu are sp pop over to Bizzy Becs for the details its as easy as 123.
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up Challenge Time

Happy Sunday everyone its time for our next challenge at Cowgirl Up Challemge Blog and I just know you are going to love this weeks Challenge too.We have a theme of 'Girly Girl and to use Pearls' and For this weeks card I have used this adorable image from our sponsor Pollycraft.You don't have to use a Cowgirl Up image on your creations but if you have them we would love to see them why not pop over to the Cowgirl Up Designs Ranch and treat yourself to some new Digis to play with you will be spoilt for choice.

Our Sponsor Pollycraft will be offering the winner $10 to spend at their store and our Top 3 will each recieve a Cowgirl Up image of their choice.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts-Song Title(oh Christmas Tree)
Anything goes-Christmas Has come early
Fab n Funky-Use a digi image
I love promarkers-Think pink
OLLCB-Nothing Floral
OSAAT-Use your digis
Polka Doodles-Make your own embellies(snowflakes)
Craftalicious-Anything goes

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Jacques Pink Cancer Awareness Candy

Hi all please could you pop over to Jacques very special blog and read her latest post about a special blogging friend of ours who has just found out this week that she has got breast cancer her name is Elise and I am sure many of you know her already and it would be great if you could send her some love to show we all care.So pop over to Jacques blog for the links and for a chance to win this very special candy
thanks ladies and gents xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

2nd Post-Wedded Bliss

Hi back again but just a quick post to share this wedding card that I made.A very good friend sent me this adorable image as I don't have any LOTV stamps yet and her name is Debs please check out her cute blog she is so creative.

I have coloured the image with promarkers,silvery paper is papermania exqusite pack and the pink floral card is actually packaging from a set of rub ons frugal or what lol.I feel I have done a little towards the environment now well for tonight at least.The embellishments are all from my craft cupboard.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CES-Get a hat
Creative card crew-blooming Marvellous
I love promarkers-think pink
One stop craft-Congratulations
Paper Sundaes-Something from your stash
Papertake weekly(I chose week july 20th cutie patootie)
Passion for promarkers-recycled
Stamp and create-pink 4 breast cancer
Stamp Something-To Celebrate
Stamptacular Sunday-Layer it on

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Beautiful Motivet Fairy

Hello all as soon as my candy prize from Tara arrived I just had to ink this little cutie up I love her and she is my very 1st Motivet stamp and not the last they have so many gorgeous ones to choose from.I have coloured her with promarkers,The papers are from Basic Grey origins collection(another prize),green lace was also sent to me from Tara,als I have used diamond stickles glitterglue,Roses from hobbycraft and finished with a greeting which I have stamped onto a spellbinders tag(yet another prize).I just can't believe how lucky I have been in the last couple of months its been wonderful recieving so many things that I love but do not have the funds for so thankyou to everyone who has sent me my new goodies.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Basic grey-Sparkle
Creative card crew-blooming marvelous
Magical Mondays-Back to nature
Paper sundaes-something from your stash
Papertake weekly(I chose week july 20th cutie patootie)
Stamptacular Sunday-Layer it on
A spoonful of sugar-Sparkle/shine
Thankyou for visiting me and any comments will be greatly appriciated
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge,New Release

Happy Sunday everyone its time for another Challenge at Cowgirl Up Challenge and this week we have a nice easy one for you which is Anything goes but we would like to see Halloween cards or something spooktacular.

New Release
CJ has been very busy for us and has brought out the most fun new release there are lots of fun images for halloween you just got to go see them they can be purchased at the Cowgirl Up Designs Stampen Ranch and whats more there is a 20% Sale on all of the new Halloween digi stamps so pop on over you will love them I did.


The winner will recieve 4 images of their choice from cowgirl Up Designs and the Top 3 will recieve 2 images each of their choice from Cowgirl Up Designs and all winners will recieve badges to display proudly on their blogs.

For my card I have used the new image from the release and this one is called'Franky'Is he the cutest frankenstien you ever saw.
I have coloured him using promarkers and the paper with the spots was a freebie as was the greeting.I had some of this sticky back netting which i thought worked well with the Halloween theme too.Finishing with a couple of of star gems which I coloured black with my promarkers as they were pink.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

A crafty little place-Autumn daze
A spoonful of sugar-Spots and stripes(stripes on his top)
Auds sentiments-Halloween
By the cute and girly-Spooky
Crafts and me-Something for a teenager
Cards for men-autumn
ISB-Fall colours
Paper Sundaes-Something from your stash(star gems)
Stamp something-To Celebrate
Stamptacular sundays-Layer it on

Thankyou for visiting me and don't forget to check out the new images they are wicked


Lorraine xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Cool Candy At Auds Sentiments

Hi if you love copics or promarkers you will love this card its great so if you would like to win a pack pop over here


Lorraine xx