Monday, 31 May 2010

Crafty Goings On Has Candy

Hi everyone just to let you know that Karen over at crafty goings on has this adorable delectables stamp up for grabs so why not try your luck at owning this little beauty.
Lorraine xx

Message To Freckle Place

Hi huni no one can seem to access your blog hun since the name change hope your up and running soon.
Lorraine xx

The next 2 Pages Of My Brag Book

Hi all well as promised I am continuing to complete my very first mini scrap book well brag book its called I don't know why lol.As many of you know I am basing it on my most treasured possesion my adorable Staffy Blade or Bladey Bloo thats his nick name although I mainly call him Noo Noo lol poor thing he must get confused but he does answer to all of them so thats good. How cool does he look with those shades on bless him I think he wants to audition for PUP FACTOR lol he just wouldn't look right for the toto auditions for some reason.
In the second page me and Rob took him for a walk on christmas day and just for the small walk we decided it would be quite fun to get him into the spirit of christmas and put on some tinsel which was leftover,I really thought he was going to rip it off but he just left it I was amazed.Notice in the photo the sun is beaming down on him unbelieable you hardly see any sunshine at all all summer and come December 25th when you want to take lovely wintery christmas piccies there it is large as life glowing down on us lol typical.
I am entering these pages into the following challenges:
Charisma Challenge-Going round in circles
Inky impressions-o/e-circles and embossing
Pixie dust studio-going round and round
Thankyou so much for popping over and any comments left are all read and very much appriciated.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

LOOK What I Got In The Post

Hi everyone I just had to share my Thankyou card that I recieved through the post from the amazingly talented Debbie from Debs does Crafts she is such a sweetie I wish my camera was working because she also sent me some gorgeous craft stuff heaps of charms,Stamped images(love them) some gorgeous pins that she made herself omg they are just lush so watch this space as I will definately be using them this week they are amazing and also she made me the most beautiful keyring infact it is on my keys right now its so pretty silly camera i wanted to show them off so bad.You will see some of the pins and charms on my cards very soon,not to mention the beautiful card she made for me.Thankyou Debs loves ya hun x
Well I shall be showing you 2 more scrap pages in my next post so see you all very soon.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Make A Wish-Its Party Time

This is the outside

This is the inside

Hello everyone well today is very doom and gloom here in the south of england so I thought I would share a card I made yesterday for my nieces birthday.I have had the cute companions summer stories cds and stamps for some time now but Haven't got round to using it so I thought it was about time I dusted off the cobwebs and make good use of them.This is a gatefold card and on the front it shows lots of yummy cakes and inside all of the cute mice are having a wonderful birthday party.The front of the card and backround scene on the inside are both printed from the cd I then stamped out loads of the images from the celebrate stamp sheet which were the large cake,2 of the mice,pressies,candles,strawberries,cards,cream swirls on the cake,cupcakes and balloons I coloured them all with promarkers and on some of the items I used some glossy accents and glitter to highlight them(sorry but the glossy accents on the cherries,strawberries and balloons is hard to see) I then built up my picture by sticking all of the small stamps where I wanted them to be.The little mouse eating the strawberry is actually the one from the playtime set that dries the car or train and as you can see he is very versatile as I think he fits into this picture quite well.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
A spoonful of sugar-celebrations
OLLCB-Bright and cheerful
Thankyou all for popping over and I shall be back later to show you a card I got sent from a very good friend I just need to take a piccy of it so I will be back this evening.
Lorraine xx


Hi ladies and gents just a quick post to let you know that you must pop over to Paper Yumness and enter this amazing candy one lucky winner will recieve 95 stamps and four others will win a gourgeous tote bag so what are you waiting for pop over here to win.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 28 May 2010

Sweet girl with Chick

Hi all just a really quick post as i have to go and do dinner but I wanted to share with you this card I made for a few challenges I hope you like it.I will be back after dinner to share another project with you so I won't be too long.For this card I have used a sugar nellie image called chick e dee so cute I love this one,k&co papers,Flowers,pearls and promarkers for colouring.
The challenges I am entering are:
simon says-pink/blue,green,brown
crafts and me-distress(distressed papers)
inky impressions-flowers and circles
Thanks for looking and I shall be back really soon
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New Release and Candy

Hi all just a quick post to let you know about the new release at lily of the valley there are going to be 12 new stamps and whats more one lucky winner will recieve all 12 stamps how cool is that so why not pop over there as its only open until May 29th.

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Good morning everyone well I wanted to share with you the 3 cards that I have chosen to enter the Whimsy Stamps DT call I hope these ones will be ok.The post is for a period of 6 months and if you would like to enter the DT Call just click here and it will take you straight to the post where you will be able to find out all of the requirements on how to enter so why not take a chance if you are avaliable just think how much fun it will be if you are chosen.I love the Whimsy stamps just wish I had more of them there are so many fun and cute images not forgetting they also have a line of adorable digistamps now too.Bunny love was my first Whimsy digi and I think they are adorable I am sure you will agree.Here are my 3 cards I am entering:

Whimsy Stamps Love Bunnies
Sugar nellie's April Showers

Read a book Fairy

I am now going to keep my fingers crossed and hope to be one of the chosen ones.
Thankyou for popping over.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Awesome May Candy

Hi all why not pop over to Crafty goings on and see if you can be the lucky person to own these amazing goodies.


Lorraine xx

Trues mega candy

Hi everyone I am posting Trues candy prize to ask if you would be kind enough to pop over to Trues gifts from the heart and join in her candy and leave a comment or two.True is going into hospital and has put up the most awesome candy so if you can please pop over and wish her well as she will be having surgery and it would be really lovely if some of my friends could pop over and wish her well and a speedy recovery.Thankyou for popping over.


Lorraine xx

Quick And Simple Forever Friends Callenge Card

Hi to all of my crafty friends and guests I hope you have had a lovely evening.As it is a little bit late in the evening I am going to keep this post quite short but wanted to share this little A6 card i made this evening.I used this little forever friends stamp that i have had for about 18 months and tonight was the first time I actually inked it up I know I am sorry the poor little bear has been very neglected but at least I have used him now lol.The paper is from a christmas forever friends pad,greeting came from a cute companions set,I used a martha stewart punch and added a little hand made bow.I have cut out another of this image and used foampads to give a little dimension sorry if you are unable to see this.So like I said it was a very easy card to make but its ok I suppose.
I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my tags believe it or not its only the second time I have attempted black hair and I just use the following colours Black,cool greys 2,3,4,5 and leave a little gap white in the middle I find blonde hair much more difficult to look good for some reason I must practice more.
The challenges I am entering are:
Forever Friends-pink and green
A spoonful of sugar-celebrations
By the cute and girly-celebrate
Crafty creations-encouragement/celebrate
One stop crafts-birthstones(emeralds)
Corrosive challenge-clean and simple
YNS-Cut it out and pop it up

Thankyou for popping over
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cheeky Gift Tags

Good afternoon everyone today I am sharing these two gift tags that I have just made the stamps are cheeky shooter and cheeky rockabilly from TGF there is also a third called cheeky glamour but I haven't managed to get her yet(one day)lol.
I have coloured them using promarkers and used nestabilities,dotty embossing folder and a little ribbon.They were very simple to make but I think they would make a lovely extra onto any type of gift.
This week I was very lucky to win the Allsorts birthday challenge winning a lovely package of sir stampolt prizes with glimmer mists,stamps and accessories so I can't wait to try those out and show you what I make as I don't have any of those sorts of products yet so watch this space.
Thankyou all for the wonderful comments left on my 1st scrap book projects and when the next pages are ready i shall share them with you I have a funny cute photo of my dog for the next page too.
The challenges I am entering are:
Allsorts Challenge-Tags/Labels
Crafts and me-Anything but a Card
OLLCB-Bright and Cheerful
One stop crafts-Birthstones(mine is emerald)

Thankyou for popping over and I shall post again soon.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 23 May 2010

My first Scrap Pages

Hi everyone I hope your all having a lovely weekend out in the sun how we are having such beautiful weather in the south of England its beautiful.
Well as promised here are my very first scrapbook pages a tricky project for me but I still gave it a go.I have entered these two pages into a Brag Book Challenge where each monday they will be giving us two sketches to complete over 5 weeks and there is an awesome prize too its the new Zutter paper distressing tool plus 2 random prizes of $25 to spend in their store for the second and third winners all of this is happening at Posh Scrapbook Designs and for every page you enter its an entry for one of the fab prizes giving us a maximum of 10 entries.I think you can join in at any time so don't worry if you miss a sketch or two just come along and have fun.The pages are only 5"X 7" so its a great size for a beginner like me.I hope you like my first attempt and hopefully the pages will get better as the weeks go on.I have decided that I am going to do my book filled with photos of my partner Rob and our gourgeous Staffy Blade.
Thankyou for coming over to take a look at my pages and I hope to post again soon.I am also entering into the ooh la la challenge which is for a bright and cheerful creation and Quirky crafts which is chocolate and cream..
Take care everyone
Lorraine xx

Victoria case has candy

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a new release of a full set of stamps for SCACD by the amazing Victoria case so pop over and join in on the fun.Its too good to miss the candy prize is to win the complete new release.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sweetpea Challenge Card

Evening ladies tonight i thought i would share this little card with you that i made today for a few challenges.Firstly over at Whimsical Wednesday the children Piper and Willow have designed the sketches bless them and what a fantastic job they did too I'm sure you agree.I didn't know who's to choose so decided on Willows but added some butterflies as Piper really loves them.
I have used a sweetpea image as they are sponsoring the challenge this month plus I just love the images so much.I have coloured the image with promarkers but as I am also entering the Sweetpea stampers challenge I havepaper pieced her dress,roses and the edge of her wings with Papermanias capsual papers as this was the theme for their challenge.I have used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch which my other half got me today(loves ya huni) along with some stamps bless him,also I have used flowers,ribbon and stickles glitter glue too.
I hope you like what I have made I think is kind of an ok card (trying to be more positive in what I create)lol.
The challenges I am entering this little one into are:
Whimsical Wednesday-Willow and Pipers Sketches
Sweetpea Stampers-paper piecing
Sir Stampolot-blossoms and butterflies
Passion for promarkers-Fantasy/Mythology
Saturday Challenge-1 image,2 papers,3 embellishments

Now I have a slight warning for all I am going to attempt my first mini scrapbook this weekend I am hoping to do my first 2 pages for a challenge plus for a little keepsake for me and Rob please be kind as I have never done one before lol.
Take care everyone
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Kyah's Sketch

Hi ladies thought I would pop on quicky and share this little card with you that I made for the Whimsical Wednesday challenge there was a super cute Sketch to follow designed by the lovely Kyah so thankyou Kyah I had a great time with your sketch huni.
pictured above and I chose this cute little Tilda image from Magnolia for it.Sorry for the short post but I really must get some sleep now so thankyou for popping over all of your comments I love reading so if you have time I would love to know what you think.
Challenges I am entering are:
Spoonful of sugar-cute and girly
Just magnolia-one for the girls
Goodnight ladies.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

WOJ DT call entry

Evening Craft Lovers around the world,Tonight I am sharing a card I made to enter into a few challenges with the important added extra of entering into the Whiff O f Joy DT call I know what your thinking but I am going to be brave and enter anyway even though there are lots of wonderful entries already.Whats the worst that could happen.The challenge to enter is a colour challenge which is red,orange and 1 other so my other is pink as there is a little pink on the paper I used which is DCWV Taj Mahal stack which has gold foiling into it.My image is one from the city girls collection which I got from my friend Debs for my birthday so Thankyou Debs huni.

The Sketch is from the Simon says challenge which I hope to enter if I am on time.I have coloured the image with my favourite pens promarkers of course and added ribbon and flowers for detail.

Here are the challenges I am entering into:

WOJ DT call-red,orange,other
Simon says-Sketch
spoonful of sugar-cute and girly
Cute card thursday-someone special
OLLCB-Bright and Cheerful
Papertake weekly-say it with flowers
Prairy fairy fridays-flowers
ABC Challenge-unused stash(dcwv paper pack)
Thankyou so much for looking and I hope to chat soon.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Spring card with Picking Apples

Hi all today I am sharing a little spring card that I made late last night using Sugar Nellies picking Apples how sweet is she. A very quick and simple card simply stamped and coloured with promarkers and paper roses for added embellishment.I do apologise yet again for the quality of the photos I really do need to get a better camera when funds are a bit better.
I hope everyone is having a good day its a bit cloudy down here in the south of England but at least the rain is holding off.
I am entering this little one into the following challenges:

one stop crafts-summer breeze
Pixie dust-cut it out
ooh la la-Bright and cheerful

Thanks for looking .
Lorraine xx

Award from the lovely Fern

Hi all look what the lovely Fern has just given me she is such a sweetie and OMG she is so talented please go take a look here at some of the wonderful things she creates.

For this award I need to say where i would like to be in 10 years time well I think I would love to make cards for a company to showcase their new products and a dream of mine would be to have my very own craft shop as crafting is my life along side Rob and my dog Blade.

So I am supposed to name 10 people to give this award to but you have all been so so good to me I couldn't possibly choose so if you are one of my 44 followers please accept this award and post it on your blog with pride as i have.

Take care and have a lovely day.


Lorraine xx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Rockabilly from The Greeting Farm

Hi ladies well thought I would share this sassy little number she is a cheeky cherry from The Greeting Farm and is the first stamp I have of theirs I do have some digis but I do love rubber(stamps that is lol).For this card I have used the sketch from Anya and friends saturday sketch but turned it around,coloured using promarkers,paper from Debbie moore and by the way I found out that the script is actually an old mince pie recipe thought i would share that useless bit of info lol.Also I have used a ms punch called doily lace and finished with ribbon and roses oh not forgetting she is matted onto label 4 nesties which i used the dotty cuttlebug folder to emboss.I have taken a piccy before I added the embellies so that you could see the image better as I new after adding the roses it would make it a little blurry which I apologise for :(

The challenges I am entering this one into are:
Cowgirl up-red,white,black
Magical crafts-Black,white and 1 other

Thankyou for popping over i really appriciate it and hope to post again soon.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 15 May 2010

New Style For Me what do you think?

Hi girls so i got a little confused yesterday and got the Polka doodles challenge wrong read the post too quickly silly old me.Anyway I have made another card to enter the challenge but not sure what I think as I don't usually tear or rip the paper.Right the challenge was to use the free download bundle and make a card using the download plus a theme of dimension and texture.
For my card I decided to use a stamp I have had for some time but has been a little negleted its from a set called Ethel and Murray 2 very humourous set lol the sentiment is also from the set which I think is quite funny.There are loads of wonderful elements to the free downlads and I chose to take a piece of backing paper which was originally white with the text and used a brilliance triple inkpad to chance the colour( its a shame you can't see the pearlyness of the ink) then for added texture i tore the edges which is something I don't normally do.For Murray himself I decoupaged him but only one more layer to add dimension popped him on a nesties matt and added the text with foampads again to add more dimension.Murray has been coloured in with promarkers (as if you couldn't guess)lol.
Anyway ladies I am entering this crazy little card into the Polka Doodles challenge and what a great prize they have for the winner and top 5 so please wish me luck I think I am going to need it with this one lol
speak to you all soon
Lorraine xx
P.S Debs I hope you had a great birthday hun x

Happy Birthday Debs

Hi ladies just a quick post as I just wanted to wish my very good friend Debs a Happy birthday today so here goes


Hope you have a wonderful day and go and spoil yourself rotton if anyone deserves to you do.

Hope to be back later with a card to share so sees ya later ladies xx

Friday, 14 May 2010


Hi all this is going to be a short post as i need to enter the sugar nellie splitcoast challenge before 8pm i am late for everything just ask the other half.I won the last one and i chose 3 stamps from the funkykits site and this was one of them i love how cute this new manga is don't you.The sketch is from the sugarbowl challenge and there was also a theme which was to use something recycled and for the flower i used a flocked wallpaper sample with my sizzix die.paper is papermania and of course promarkers for colouring.For the splitcoast challenge the theme was to decoupage your stamp not sure if you can see but i did 3 layers.
Here are the challenges I am entering into:
Sugar bowl-sketch n recycled
cute card thursday-someone special
Papertake weekly-sparkly n special
polka doodles-dimension n texture
YNS-Pop it up

Thankyou for popping over oh and by the way did you see the launch of the new popcorn the bear kids cd and stamps i so need them but not yet i need to save for this one oh well.
Lorraine xx

5th post piccy 4 candy

Hi i think this is the last one and over at pieces of me they want a piccy of something pink so heres my piccy of my piglet cup.


Lorraine xx

post 4 another piccy for candy

Hi back again this time over at pieces of me they want a piccy of something round so heres my gorgeous dogs ball, this is such a fun challenge lol.


Lorraine xx

3rd post picture for candy

Hi me again this time at pieces of me they want a piccy of something you ate today so heres my good old trusty Alpen.Great prizes to be won over there so join in on the fun.


Lorraine xx

2nd post pieces of me candy

Hi me again over at pieces of me you have to take a piccy of a plant and there is a great prize to be won so i am afraid i don't really have any plants in my home at the moment so i have taken a piccy of the bluebells my other half brought back for me when walking the dog 2 days ago think they are almost dead now though lol.


Lorraine xx

Dirty socks lol

Hi all ready for the most horrible sight of your life these are my vile dirty socks the reason for this piccy is over here there is a candy and to be in with a chance of winning they want to see our dirty socks lol so heres mine.

Take care


Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Emmas got candy

Hi Crafty Emma is giving away 4 stamps 1 to 4 people please pop over to join the giveaway and also if you can help support her charity in memory of her dad.


Lorraine xx

More candy finds

Hi candy queen here lol if you love sweetpea stamps as much as me then go here for the chance of winning these gorgeous stamps.

see you soon


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Debs Has Candy

Hello to you all just a note to say pop over to my friend Debs blog as she has the most prettiest candy on offer and guess what there are lots of pink things too oh how i love pink.

Take care


Lorraine xx

Crystals Massive candy

Hi Crystal is celebrating her blogerversary and loook at the fab prize she is giving to a very lucky crafter pop over to be in with a chance of winning.


Lorraine xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

New Award From the Beautiful Poppet

Good evening everyone I just wanted to share with you an award that was given to me from a very special blogging friend of mine which is the one and only gorgeous Poppet.Please go and check out her blog she is such a lovely lady with the cutest blog and I love the projects that she makes and you will too.
With this award I need to be passing it on to 12 friends (are there even 12 people who like me)lol
which is a very hard decision for me to make as I follow literally loads of you so to keep it fair I am going to pass it on to my most regular commenters which Poppet huni you would have been one of them but I can't give back what you gave me that would be just wrong lol you know I loves ya.
Hears the special 12 in no paticular order:

I am so very sorry for any regulars that I may have missed I will try to get you next time.Thankyou very much to the very special ladies above without you I wouldn't still be posting and belonging to such a great and friendlt community its you girls that keep me going so thankyou and please display your awards with pride as each and everyone of you so deserve it and much much more .Im going to sign off now before the tears start rolling I am such a silly emotional wreck at times lol have a wonderful evening ladies.
Lorraine xx(the emotional pain)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Dance of a Butterfly

Hi ladies I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and Happy Mothers Day to those who are celebrating today.
This is the stamp I won a little while ago on the Sweetpea Stampers challenge blog and I think she is so adorable.The Sketch is from Whimsical Wednesdays challenge which was quite a nice one to follow.I am entering this card into a few challenges which I shall list at the bottom of this post.For this card I used Promarkers,Sweetpea(dance of a butterfly)stamp,papermania capsule papers in pink,Happy birthday stamp,glitter,ribbon and paper roses.For the scallop detail I used my paper trimmer which is the Crafters companion one and I love it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I hope to be posting again tomorrow so take care.
The challenges I am entering are:
Sweetpea Stamps-April showers or summer flowers(I chose flowers and summery colours)
Cowgirl up-Spring/mothers day(spring)
Polka doodles-summer blossoms(roses)
Totally gorjuss-Pink and Green

Thankyou for popping over and I apologise for the blurryness of my card today.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Thankyou ladies

Hi just a quick post to say a massive thankyou for all of my birthday wishes,cards and gifts they were all so very beautiful.I would like to say an extra special thankyou to my friends Debs,Leigh and Gina the cards and gifts you sent were beautiful so thankyou ladies it means so much to me it really does.Other half took me shopping and I had lunch with my mum so its been a very special day for me.
Have a lovely evening ladies.
Lorraine xx

Sarahs sweetpea candy

pop over to Sarahs blog as she is giving away a superb prize.


Lorraine xx

Big News Giveaway at Make it Crafty

Hi All just a quick post to say that you really don't want to miss this amazing oppotunity of becoming the sole owner of this fantastic prize.Please pop over to Make it Crafty to be in with the chance of winning.She is asking us to choose our faveroite project out of three and believe me the carousel horse project is absolutely stunning so what are you waiting for hop over.


Lorraine xx

Dramatic Sweetpea

Evening ladies,Gents,friends,guests and followers,
hope i got everyone,today I made a card for 2 challenges which will be at the bottom of this post if anyone is interested in joining any of them.

For todays card I used Red Hearts from sweetpea I am just loving these stamps at the moment.This is the first time that I have coloured any of my stamps or images hair black so would love it if you could let me know what you think.The red background has been stamped and ebossed in clear ink and powder using a small swirl stamp to give a slight suble look and so the card wasn't left plain I think you might just be able to see it(I hope so).
The sketch I have used is from the Sweetpea Stampers challenge and quite a good one I think nice and simple.
The challenges I am entering this card into are:

Cupcake Crafts-3 papers,3 flowers,3 ribbons(i got 4)

Thankyou all so much for taking a look at my card I really appriciate it and if you have time I love to read all of your lovely comments too.
Lorraine xx