Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Aud Has Candy

Hi everyone just to let you know that Aud Sentiments has this delicious candy on offer so for your chance of winning this awesome prize go here.
See ya soon xx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

A Cheeky Get Well

Hi everyone today I am sharing a card I made using my gorgeous prize from The Greeting Farm isn't she just the cheekiest you ever did see.Lately I have been having trouble with my mojo but it is slowly returning I was starting to get a little worried phew!!!
For my card I have used Cheeky nurse from TGF,spotty paper from a forever friends paper pad,Martha Stewart punch,wide glittery ribbon,shapeabilities flower creations,cuttlebug dotty embossing folder,promarkers,sentiment from a popcorn the bear set and some stickles glitter glue(please click on my card to see the glitter detail a little better).
I am entering this little cutie into the following challenges:
Anya ink-add some bling
Bunny Zoe crafts-nice and girly
Crafty Creations-We want to see you shine
SMC-Anything goes
I hope you like it see you all soon.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Cowgirl Up Stampen Challenge 5 DT Card

Good morning everyone its time for our new challenge at Cowgirl Up Stampen Challenge blog and this week we would like you to take a look at the inspirational photograph pictured above and make your project,you can interporate it how ever you wish but most of all we want you to have fun.

For my card I have chosen to use 'Jim' Which you can buy at the Cowgirl Up Stampen Ranch I think he is such a cutie I love his hair and big eyes awwww.I have focused on the colours of the picture and done some fake stitching around the edge to show the element of the quilt.I hope you like it.
We had a wonderful amount of entries for our last challenge and the hop last week so we would really love to see you joining us again this week and remember there is always a great prize for the winner.
Thankyou for hopping over to see my card and post.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 26 June 2010

New online Store and Candy

Hi everyone just a quick post to let you all know that itis the launch of a fab new online store called Make it Crafty and they have the most wonderful things so why not go take a look.There is also this delicious candy prize pictured above for those who are able to help spread the word so what are you waiting for go on go treat yourselves.
Thanks for taking a look at my post.
Lorraine xx

Cowgirl Up Stamps BLOGHOP,Wild Orchid prize,Sale and Great Candy Too


Hello everyone Today is going to very exciting for us all at Cowgirl Up Stamps and we are hopeing that you will be able to join in on all of the fun.

There is a great Challenge this week with the theme of 'ANYTHING GOES' if you have any of CJ's images we would love to see them but if not you can still join in with what images and stamps you do have and be in with a chance of winning lots of great goodies,but I think the best way to enter would be to pop over to the Cowgirl Up stamp'en Ranch and take advantage of the 45% OFF offer this week it starts today you will not be disappointed there are so many gorgeous images at very good prices and what with this weeks discount its a real steal so what are you waiting for go get yourself a super bargain.

Here is my DT card for this weeks challlenge.

I have used this beautiful Carousel Horse which you can buy here and the papers are from papermania.I am entering this card into The Corrosive Challenge which had this sketch to follow.
Our Sponsor for the challenge is the amazing:

Who are offering this amazing prize

And thats not all there is also this massive candy prize for the hop full of ribbon,lots of designer papers a punch and heaps more.

Well lets get hopping you should have come from the amazingly talented Jovita's blog but just in case you came straight here you need to start at the beginning at the Cowgirls Sunday Challenge blog and don't forget to be in with a chance to win the candy you must remember to comment on all of the Design Teams blogs and just in case you get lost along the way heres the order of the hop:

Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge

CJ-Our very talented Artist and owner

Queen la rubba



Beccy(Lil sis)


Jovita(Tia Goofy)

Lorraine-you are here




Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge Spot

we hope you enjoy the hop and we look forward to seeing all of your entries into this weeks challenge.

your next stop on the hop is the very talented Marion.



Lorraine xx

Friday, 25 June 2010

Little Belle

Hi friends,
This is just a really quick post to show you my latest addition of my sugar nellie collection she is called Belle and is one of the new digi stamps by sugar nellie for todays card splitcoast stampers theme was no embellishments what a toughy so i came up with this quick and simple card I hope you like it.
I am entering into the following challenges:

Splitcoast stampers-No embellishments
sew many crafts-anything goes
simon says-you gotta have friends
Sweet stampin challenge-clean and simple

Thanks for hopping over.


Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Ahoy There Matey

Hello My Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing this quick card with you not my usual style of clean,crisp straight lines I decided to venture out of my comfort zone a little with this one.Oh my gosh talk about a card on a budget.The dragon and backround images were freebies from Dustin Pike and the backing paper and sentiment were freebies from Simon says stamp how mad is that practically the whole card was made for free lol.The shark fin and chest were from Creative Expressions under the sea stamp set I thought they went well with the other images on this card.Other materials used were promarkers,gems,Tea Dye distress ink and cardstock.I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather its been really hot today in the south of England scortching in fact too hot for me.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon says stamp-Pirates
Die cut dreams- green,blue for teenage boy
Magical Crafts-Male card
OSAAT-Seeing double(2 digi stamps)
One stop crafts-One for the boys
Polka doodles-Male
Raise the bar-What a special guy

Thankyou for taking a look at my blog today.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 21 June 2010

Cricut Candy

Hi everyone just a quick post to say that the gorgeoous Amy has got this amazing candy pictured above on her blog Scrapping Mommy and whats more there are two so hop over there and enter even if you have it already maybe you could pass it on to a friend who would love to recieve this as a pressie or put a Cricut machine on your wish list like me lol I so won't one but pennies keep jumping out of my pockets to horrible people who claim I have to pay bills in my adult life who ever made up that rule lol.This candy will last for 4 weeks and then Amy will choose the winners so goodluck everyone and I think that falls on July 19th.

Take care all


Lorraine xx

Final 2 Pages Of My 1st Brag Book

Hi everyone late at night again its almost 2am I really must sort out my sleep pattern lol.
Here are the final 2 pages of my Brag Book.In the top one you can see little cheeky Blade tucked up on MY side of MY bed he is a little buggar for that but with that adorable face how can I tell him to shift his little butt.I have been known to sleep on the sofa while he and rob are snoring their heads off in our bed I know what your thinking 'Does this dog walk all over you' and the answer to that is probably yes I think the pack leader board goes Rob,Blade and then finally me I'm just too soft for my own good sometimes.He will not sleep on his own bed until his bottom sheet ,quilt and 2 pillows are all neat and he will jump on and wait while you pop his thick quilt on him lol.I swear he is a 4 legged human at times.
In the second page he is trying to get away with playing with his ball in the flat I tell ya this boy certainly does try to test me if Rob says no he will run into me as if a child would lol.Its a dog I try to tell myself but he is a member of the family I think to myself if I had children what would I ever be like they would get away with murder lol not literally but you know what I mean.
I started this brag book as I saw a challenge on the Posh designs Scrapbook store blog and it was to make a bragbook over 5 weeks using the sketches that was posted for us and the winners will be announced later today so I have my fingers crossed the winner recieves the new Zutter distressing tool and 2 others recieve $25 to spend in their online store so great prizes,but for me I have already won by putting together these photos into this little book for me and Rob to trasure for eternity this alone was an achievement for me as I have always been scared of starting a scrapbook as they are so big but this size was perfect for me.
The challenges I am entering are:
Posh Designs Scrapbook Store-Brag book/Sketches
Charisma-All about bling(star gems)
Crafts and Me-Friends and family
Raise the bar-What a guy
Craftilicious-Monotone(top page)
Thankyou for taking a look at my little cherub.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

My Next Brag Book Pages

Hello everyone I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.Tonight I thought I would share my next 2 pages with you.I have kept these ones fairly plain and simple I hope you like them.I only have two more pages to go after these until it is finished and when I have I will do a quick post to show you them altogether.Woohoo my first ever scrap book is almost finished.
I am entering into the following challenges:

Craftilicious-Monotone(top page)
Crafts and me-Friends and Family

Thanks for taking a look at my pages.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

Your A Star

Hello Everyone,sorry I haven't posted much this week its just I have been so busy the other half finally decided that I DO have more crafty stash than he has tools and has given in to giving me his walk in tool cuboard for me to put all of my stuff in YAY about time too so I have been very busy doing that I have made a card for Sundays Hop and challenge for Cowgirl Up Stamps too but all will be revealled this sunday I hope you will all be able to join us especially as there are some wicked prizes a candy plus a great sponser you will not want to miss out on the chance of winning all of those goodies I can tell you.
Todays card I have to thank my friend Debs for the image which she very kindly sent to me he is one of the new super cute Mangas from Sugar nellie I have used glossy accents on his guitar and shades but not sure if you can see it very well though.Papers are from a DCWV Christmas stack and gems are from my stash.I coloured him with promarkers and have used the sketch from Passion for Promarkers challenge this week.
I thought it was about time I made a card that didn't involve girlyness,glitter or PINK lol.
I hope you like it.
I am entering it into the following Challenges:
Splitcoast Stampers-Anything Goes
Charisma-All about bling(gem)
Colour Create-Mad as a hatter
Cupcake crafts-One for the boys
Forever Friends-not forever friends
Magical crafts-Male card
Paperplay-something old(paper)
Polka Doodles-male card
totally gorjuss-one for the boys

thanks for looking.
Lorraine xx

Secret Crafter Freebie Friday Candy

Hi ladies if you like this stamp and would like to win Molly above please pop over to the secret crafters blog and enter the candy here.

Sees ya later xx


Hi Crafting friends,
I have some very exciting news to share with you all.Over at cowgirl Up Stamps we are going to be having a fab bloghop with some really cool prizes and our very special sponsor is the one and only Wild Orchid Crafts.We also are having the most awesome challenge a nice easy one for you all to join in with and the theme is ANYTHING GOES so there are no excuses I would love to see all my wonderful followers and friends joining in if you can please you don't have to have a Cowgirl image to enter but if you do we would love to see them please,you can buy them here.Also don't forget from Sunday CJ is having an awesome sale right through to Wednesday of a massive 45% OFF she is practically giving them away so be sure to pop in and grab yourself a bargain or two or ten lol.Anyway its going to be heaps of fun so I look forward to you all coming to join us.
Have a great weekend all.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 14 June 2010

Birthday Wishes

Evening everyone,Tonight I want to share a card I made with this gorgeous fairy image called Jessica(look at those gorgeous big eyes) she is from Cowgirl Up Stamps created by the very talented CJ please pop over and take a look the prices are amazing and there is something for everyone.As I am now on their DT you will see many of CJ'S stamps from me and what a treat they are just amazing and such a joy to colour too.I have used promarkers to colour this little beauty and the Sketch is from saturday sketch which was a great one to follow I think I would be lost without good sketches to follow lol.I have glittered her wings but I think if you click on my card you will be able to see the detail alot easier.
The challenges I am entering are:
Donnas Den-Birthdays(check out this new challenge blog)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Nice and Girly(check out this new challenge blog too!)
Forever Friends-NOT forever friend Images
Lexi's-Something old(paper)

Thanks for hopping over and I hope to be back really soon.
Lorraine xx

High Hopes Bloghop

Hi all just a quick post to let you all know about the fab bloghop taking place at high Hopes Stamps its amazing and there are heaps of fab prizes so why not pop over there and take a little look you could get lucky.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

DT Cowgirl Up Stamps Challenge 4

Hi everybody,
Today I am sharing my very first DT card for the amazing cowgirl up stamps.CJ is one of the most talented people I know and I just love her stamps.This little beauty is called Checked Faery and you can buy her at the Cowgirl up Digital Stampen Ranch along with some other really amazing images for loads of different occassions you must go check them out.There are new ones added every week and 21 new ones have just been added and with fathers day upon us there are loads for the occassion so pop over and take a peek and treat yourselves to a shopping trip in the comfort of your own home.

This weeks challenge is to follow Andrea's amazing sketch and I had a great time with this one thanks Andrea.

I have coloured her with promarkers,checked paper is from MCS back to basics cd rom and the backrounnd I created myself with a swirl stamp and embossing powder.

I hope some of you will be able to join us for this weeks Cowgirl Sunday challenge you don't need to have one of the Cowgirl Up stamps to enter but if you have them we would really love to see what you create with them.

Thanks for hopping over and I shall be back soon.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Sweet Wishes

Hello Friends,

This is just a quick post and a second entry into the crafters companion monthly challenge as this was the only sketch and challenge avaliable to me yesterday as the electricity was down.The greeting and topper was from the Popcorn the Bear Romance cd and the paper was from a forever friends paper pad not sure what its called now though sorry.I have also used a decorative embossing folder which I lightly inked with a brilliance purple dew drop ink and finished with a ribbon bow and 3 gem stones.

I am also entering the following challenges:

A spoonfull of sugar-floral delights
Crafts and me-friends/family

Thanyou for hopping over and I shall be back soon xx

Crafters Companion Challenge 1

Hi all how are you all ? good I hope.

Well yesterday the electricity went down all day long OMG I was so figity as I just needed to look on my blog and do some hopping but no chance of that was there so instead I only had one option and obviously that was to craft the afternoon away so I decided to make a card for the new Crafters companion Challenge blog as luckily the night before I drew out the sketch to follow I was so pleased I did too.

For this one I have not used any type of Stamps I know no promarkers either I do feel a bit of a traitor but still I think I needed a change.I have used a pyramage sheet from the Popcorn the Bear Romance cd and 2 of the matching papers and matching insert to pop inside and finished with some red gem stones and a piece of red dotty ribbon which I tied into a bow.I hope you like it.This would make a perfect anniversary card for someones partner I think.

TOP TIP:On the pyramage sheet at the bottom of the page it shows you how the finished topper should look once layered DON'T throw it away as you can see I made a matching tag with it and it still has the elusion of the layers even though its a flat topper.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Aspoonful of sugar-floral delights
crafts and me-friends/family(anniversary card)

Thanks for hopping over and I shall chat really soon.
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge with Attitude

Hi to all my crafting friends,

Tonight I want to share with you the card I made for the sugar bowl challenge.This is one of my newest sugar nellie stamps and I just love her as she still has that sweet look to her.The challenge was to follow the sketch and to use the colours pink,black and white.

I have coloured her with promarkers,paper is from Debbi Moore's classical elegance paper pack,I have used the dotty cuttlebug embossing folder and the card and ribbons are from my stash.
At first I wasn't sure about how the bright pink looked but now I think it has grown on me a little.If you would like to join in on The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week they have a great prize up for grabs 6 sugar nellie stamps and 6 Tim Holtz Distress ink pads how cool is that.I bought my first distress ink the other day so I would love to win to build up my collection of these inks but if not I shall have to get Rob to treat me to a shopping trip lol.
Hope you like my card and I shall chat to you all again soon have a lovely evening(I mean morning lol)up late again.
Lorraine x

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Special Post-Please Read

Hi ladies I have a very special post now and would really appriciate it if everyone who sees this to take the time to read it through and pop over to the links I include thankyou.

Firstly pictured above is a candy prize for your support you can read more about the candy over at Kristens Blog but she is hopeing that this will encourage people to send cards to these 2 wonderful children.
This is Ethan,who has been fighting a battle with a severe form of cancer for a few years and is now undergoing even more treatment please go to Kristens blog to read the full story.

This is Bella who developed a severe infection and lost all 4 limbs,she is now needing intensive therapy and needs alot of support to help her through the hard times ahead.

Please go to kristens blog to read more about Bella's story.Please be prepared when reading these stories as they both brought tears to my eyes it just seems so unfair.We can all show some support by sending the children a card to help brighten their day a little even if only for a few moments.I know with the kind hearted friends I have maid through blogging that these children will recieve sackfuls of cards.

Thankyou for taking the time out to read this post and I hope to chat to you all soon.


Lorraine xx

New Challenge Blog

Hi ladies yes I have discovered a new challenge blog lol but this is going to be great you just got to pop over to Bunny Zoe's Crafts the 1st challenge starts on Monday 14th June and is going to be monthly not forgetting a candy prize of £25 to spend at their store and what amazing things they have in the store too you will be spoilt for choice.The candy is only running until the 1st challenge so make sure you enter before monday to be in with a chance of winning.
Lorraine xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Award for me

Hi Ladies just wanted to share with you this amazing award that the very talented Lorraine gave to me today,you just have to go over to her place she is one of the most talented ladies I know so if you have not been over please pop over for a little look I asure you won't be disappointed.
Well as you know there are always rules when recieving awards so here they are:,link and thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Tell 6 lies and 1 truth about yourself.
3.Pass this award onto 7 people ans message them letting them know you have given them an award.

Right so here goes my 6 lies and onr truth I shall let you guess which you think the truth is for fun if you like.

1.I am a size 10 in dresses
2.I am a natural blonde
3.I have studied law
4.I have 2 children
5.I have been in a relationship with my partner for 13 years.
6.I have 4 sisters
7.I love to go running

lol some of these are such lies please forgive me I am a truthful person most of the time(see what this award has done to me lol
My 7 blogging friends I am going to give this award to are:








Sorry if you comment regular and your name is not listed I will try and choose you next time but feel free to accept this award if you follow my blog you all deseve it but I could only choose 7.
Lorraine xx

Great News

Evening ladies well it finally happened I have been asked to join the Cowgirl up stamps Design Team woohoo and what an honour it was to be asked of course I said yes right away It's like a dream come true I can't wait to start using their stamps they are truely amazing and if you pop over to the store here you will get an I dear of what I mean and they are always adding to them all of the time so what are you waiting for go treat yourself to a shopping trip in the comfort of your own home.
Seriously I am so excited I could burst woohoo.
Have a wonderful evening everyone and I look forward to posting my first DT card very soon
Lorraine xx

My Next 2 Brag Book Pages

Hi all here are my next 2 pages as promised sorry this is only a short post but it is now almost 3am and my head really must be on a pillow right now lol.For my pages I have used,DCWV paper,Dovecraft funky vintage paper,ribbons,Flower gems,Swirl stamp,Alphabet peel offs,pink versa magic inkpad,momento ink and a cuttlebug dotty embossing folder.
Here are the challenges I am entering:

Posh Designs-Sketch
Colour create-Pastel pink/Baby Blue
Crafts and me-distressing(imked edges and distressed papers)
Paper play-flowers/sparkle

Thankyou for popping over.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

House Mouse-Sorry your Leaving

Hi crafters,
Just a quick post as its now 12 midnight and I am starting to get tired and need to get up in 3 hours to get the yoghurt out of the maker(don't ask lol).
Firstly a little shock for you all this card was made using zero promarkers I know what your thinking(traitor)but I fancied a bit of a change so I used matallic sakura pens with a waterbrush for a more subtle look let me know what you think.Also used was this adorable house mouse image,greeting stamp,gems,chalk inkpad versa magic one,white/baby blue card,dotty embossing folder and a little white ribbon.Quite a simple and clean look to this one I think but its ok.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and I shall hopefully be back tomorrow evening with my next 2 scrap book pages.
The challenges I am entering are:
House Mouse-Goodbye/Farewell
Crafts and me-distress
Quixotic-go wild
so take care all thanks for coming over to take a look and I will cyber see ya soon.
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Katherina has Candy

Hi all I just had to shout about this awesome candy its truely amazing and any stampers dream so if you love Whiff of Joy stamps as much as me then pop over to Katherina's blog and enter for the chance of winning these two stamp sets pictured above you only have untill 12th June so please hurry this one is too good to miss.
Lorraine xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

I Made Top 20

Just a quick post as I just had to share this I have made top 20 on thewilkio rankings I have only been blogging since January so I am so H appy right now I feel a happy dance coming on lol.
Have a great evening and if you would like to view the top 20 you can here.
Lorraine xx

A Little Hello

Front of card

Inside of card

Hi everyone wow wow wow what an amazing day I have had through blogging in all I have won 4 candy prizes I have been so lucky I have won a lot of ribbons,WOJ stamp,TGF new cheeky nurse stamp and to finish a £10 Joanna Sheen voucher how amazing is that I must thank my good friend Paula(PEP)for letting me know about my voucher or I could have missed it so big thankyou huni,please pop over to her blog she makes the most cutest things.
Right onto todays card it is a gatefold card using the gorgeous Daisy stamp from sugar nellie i just love these stamps,coloured with promarkers,papers are from cute companions summer stories cd and some Martha Stewart punches.I printed the matching notepaper to pop inside of the card.I hope you are all having a lovely day it has been a hot summers day down here in the south of England just beautiful a little too hot for poor old Blade though at least we can take our coats off lol .
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Splitcoast Stampers-Gatefold Card
Carisma-Flowers(Daisy paper)
Cupcake crafts-summer Delights
One stitch at a time-something new(butterfly punch)
Paperplay-flowers n sparkle(flower paper/gems)
Papertake weekly-FUN(fun in the sun)
Quirky crafts-Girly girl
Raise the bar-celebrate summer

Thankyou all very much for taking a look at my card it is very much appriciated.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Giddy up

Evening all be fore I start just bare with me a moment AAAAAaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh........................................................ right now I have that off my chest no I am not going crazy I just get really enoyed with the way my pictures look on here I so need a new camera its really doing my head in I mean how can I expect anyone to concider me to work on their design team with these pictures oh I am so fed up.
well I shall tell you how I made this card even though you can't see it all that well.
The image is from Elizabeth Bells blog she is a digi and she is soooo adorable I just love ms Bells work she is truely one incredibly talented lady I am sure you will agree.I coloured her with promarkers,lots of glitter is on the card but it is quite hard to see where or if it there at all but I promise it definately is lol.The sketch is from Sketch saturday,papers are papermania,MS border punch,paper roses from my stash and some s/a pearls to finish plus I distress the edges of my topper with a subtle pink inkpad versamagic one I think.I hope you can just about see the main image as this is the main focal point I will try my hardest to sort my camera problem out soo but they can be quite expensive so I can't be sure when so please bare with me on that one.
These are the challenges I am entering:
Crafts and me-distressing
Quirky-girly girl
Your next stamp-border punch

Thankyou very much for popping over and putting up with me while I had a bit of a paddy lol
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Shabby Chic Cheeky Rockabilly

Hi ladies of the creative world how are you all this evening,good I hope.Tonight I am sharing with you this little cutie sorry if your getting bored of her but she is one of my favourite stamps at the moment and she is from TGF.For this card I have gone with the theme Shabby Chic as this was a set challenge for TGF release Party last night and I just had to join in on the fun of course.I have coloured her with promarkers my favourite thing to use for colouring,dotty embossing folder,paper is from crafters companions popcorn the bear romance cd which I found in the co-ordinate paper section and as its just a textured looking page it can be used for anything,also I used a paper doily,MS heart doily punch,ribbonpearls and not forgetting the charm and amazing pin was made for me by my good friend Debs how talented is this lady very in my opinion so go check out her work on her blog its amazing.I finished with a with love stamped greeting.I hope you like it.
The challenges I am entering are:
TGF-Shabby chic/Shabby Retro(chic)
Carizma Callenge-round in circles
Crafty Creations-your favourite stamp
Magical crafts-metal madness
one stitch at a time-something new(pins n charm)
Pixie dust studio-going round n round
Quirky crafts-girly girl
Quixotic-Emboss it
Your next stamp-border punch

Thankyou for coming over to see my latest creation ladies and gents(I know your out there somewhere)
Lorraine xx

Yummy candy up 4 Grabs

Hi girls and guys how about some yummy Heroarts candy just pop over here for your chance of winning 4 stamp sets woohoo you gotta be innit to winnit lol
Lorraine xx