Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Gingerbread In The Snow

Hi tonight I have made this little step card but unfortunately this is the only view I can get right now sorry :(
I have used Gingerbread Manga from sugar nellie and coloured with promarkers,the papers are from the cute companions christmas cd rom,snowflakes are a cuttlebug die I have also used Fancy Tags from spellbinders,Oval nesties and some diamond stickles glitterglue.
I hope you like it and before I get onto the challenges I want to say Happy St Andrews Day.

The challenges I am entering are:

Simon says-Let it snow
Fussy and fancy-Christmas with no red or green
I love promarkers-Anything goes with sparkle
Stamp and create-Tis the season
OSC-Christmas cuties
The pixie cottage-Let it snow or sketch
Totally papercrafts-Untraditional Christmas
ABC-I is for ice and snow
Cupcake inspirations-Inspiration piccy
Crafters companion-Sketch or one for the girls
Die cut Dreams Christmas Club-Use a diecut
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old snowflake die,new image)
Die cut dreams-Sweets n candy(hope gingerbread counts)
Thankyou for looking at my latest make
Lorraine xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Wanna Win Some Promarkers

If the answer is yes then pop over to Mandy at Crafty Fox cards and see how to enter and its well worth taking a look at her blog while you are thereas she is a very talented lady.
Lorraine xx


Hi Fiona the winner of my candy has asked me to do a redraw as she won quite a few so without waffling on too much my new winner is the very talented Claire congrats huni if you could email me your snail mail i will get these off to you my email link is in my left sidebar thankyou.
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Baby Girl Gift

Hi and goodmorning everyone its 2.40am so I shall keep this a quick post.
A little while ago I made this gift for a friend as she knew she was having a baby girl and now little Charlotte has entered the world I can share it with you.Firstly I apologise for the quality of the photos as my camera came out of a christmas cracker lmao(not really).
I had bought a template for this pram and box and thought it would be a good idea to try it out this is the first one I had ever made so please be kind with your comments heehee.
For the pram I decided I didn't want to leave it plain so I used a swirl stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder and the main embellishments used are this lace which I think is perfect for babies some silver border peel offs and some silver bows,I would love to know what you think of my first attempt.

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

Make it crafty-Anything but a card
A spoonful of sugar-Anything goes
Craft your days away-Texture
Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Diecut dreams-Anything but a card
Fab n Funky-Gowing with the flow
Sisters in christ-Celebration
Thankyou for visiting me and I am now off to hit my head on my pillow
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

WINNER!!!! For My Sweet Stampin Candy

Hi I would like to thank everyone who entered my candy and the challenge at Sweet Stampin last week you all made really beautiful projects.

To draw the names I had to do it the good old fashioned way of writing each name onto pieces of paper and to make it fair I asked my partner Rob to pick me out a winner so who is the lucky person who won the candy from me well

Drumroll please.........



Fiona from Fi's cards and crafts

Fiona congrats you are the lucky winner of my candy so if you could email me at lorrainebetteridge@virginmedia.com asap with your snail mail details and I will get your prize out to you as soon as I can.Thankyou to everyone who entered my candy and the challenge and I also want to thank all my followers and regular commentors and guests for your continued support you all are what keeps me going. The link to my email is in my left sidebar.
Much love
Lorraine xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge And DT Card

Hello wow its saturday already which means we have another great challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin Challenge.This week we would like you to get out all of your pretty buttons and ribbons as we are have a theme of Buttons and Bows.The winner this week will recieve some beautiful pins from pretty pin embellishments like the one I have used on my card.
For my card I have used this gorgeous Hanglar Stanglar image that the lovely Faye sent to me andcoloured her with promarkers,the papers are from forever friends party pad also used are martha Stewart doily punch,Shapeabilities fancy tags,sentiment stamp,ribbon,papermania dotty mini buttons,oval and scallop oval nesties and a pretty pin.
I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old papers new image)
Cute card Thursday-Blast from the past(challenge 139 sketch)
Everybody art-use shapes
Pear tree designs-Colourful
Charisma-One for the girls
Speedy the cats friend challenge 31-Add a bow

Enjoy this weeks challenge and thankyou for visiting me today also have a great weekend
Lorraine xx

Mama's Holiday Wishlist Meme

Mama's Holiday wishlist meme

Todays Mama and Gamestop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I'm sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To spend precious time together throughout the holiday season

2.What is your morning tradition?

When we wake up we put the gas fire on make a cup of tea,open our gifts and then have a nice bacon sandwich MMmmmm.

3.If you could ask santa,completely decadent wish for yourself,what would it be?

A short break away with my partner would be lovely as we have been together 13 years and have never had a holiday together.

4.How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

With lots of nice food a cosy lounge and to watch all of the old christmas movies.

5.What games did you play with your family growing up?

We would always get at least 2 boardgames each for christmas and spend all afternoon playing them pictionary was always alot of fun.

6.What holiday traditions have you carried on from your own childhood?

I think I pretty much spend the holiday as we did as children I loved christmas at my parents and I think thats why I do it near on the same we start with gifts and breakfast,dinner about 2pm,christmas movies in the afternoon and a nice fingerfood and cold meats tea.

7.Where would you gofor a christmas-away-from-home trip?

I would like to go somewhere where there is lots of celebrating and christmas spirit maybe in the united states or lapland.

8. Check out Gamestop and tell us,what are the three top items on your gamestop wishlist this year?

xbox kinetic -for my partner
wii fit -for me of course
Call of duty-Black ops for the xbox 360-For my partner

Well thats christmas at mine I hope it doesn't sound too boring lol we just love it to be close family and to enjoy our compforts.


Lorraine xx

Altered Notebook

Hi I hope all of my american friends are having a great Thanksgiving and all my non American friends are having a great day.
Today I want to share this notebook that I have altered and decorated for one of my neices I have to make 3 as my sister has twin girls and another younger daughter and I have chosen to do the same stamped image but change the colours so this cute stamp will pop up another 2 times over the next couple of days but it is a beauty.
I wanted to keep it quite flat so I used hardly any embellishments but opted for nesties and punches as the decoration.
I have used Belles n Whistles Bear hug stamp,Bo Bunny Crazy Love papers,Martha Stewart doily punch(a fave of mine),Nestabilities ovals and scallop Ovals,Shapeability fancy tags and Promarkers.The writing is my own handwriting which has been written with a sakura white gel pen.
Although for christmas I wanted to keep it non christmas looking so they can use it all year.
I hope you like it.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Charisma-One for the girls
Crafters companion-Sketch,one for the girls or both
Everybody Art-use shapes
Passion for promarkers-old n new(old stamp,new papers)
Make it crafty-Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday-layer upon layer
Die cut Dreams-Anything but a card
Fab n funky-going with the flow

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Happy Birthday Tilda

Please scroll down for my sweet stampin bloghop post

Hello everyone I know what your thinking ''Does this girl ever sleep'' well I do but at all the wrong times as it is now 2.31am and I have not long finished making this card which I think turned out sort of ok.
I won this image in stamped images so I wanted to get colouring her with my promarkers and the papers are very old from Papermania.
I am going to keep this post short as I don't want to bore you all to death as I tend to waffle on at this time of night ask anyone on the PCP Sugar Nellie Forum they will tell you lol.
So anyway its not like me not to enter into a challenge or 10 so why change a habit of a lifetime thats what I always say so here they are:

Everybody Art-Shapes
Passion for promarkers-old and new(old papers new embossing folder)
Magnolia lovers-punches
Sarah Hurley-Embossing

Crafty purple frog-Flowers
Oldie but goodie-Glitter
Top tip tuesday-layer on layer
Just Magnolia-White+1

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Blog And Contest

Please scroll down for my Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post

Hi Bombshell stamps has a new blog and they also have a followers contest where you can win stamps and digis so why not take a look here
Lorraine xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Make A Wish!!!

Please Scroll Down For My Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post

Hello everyone I hope you are all having a wonderful day.Last night I made this little clean and simple tent topper card for the PCP Sugar Nellie Forum and I had such fun making this one.
I used this adorable Stamp from Sugar Nellie from the Country Cousins section and I think she is just as good for a birthday card as she is for christmas.I coloured her using promarkers added a little glitter glue to the star on her wand and to her wings.Embossed with two different folders D'vine swirls and swiss dots,Nestabilities classic cirlcles and scallop circles,Organza ribbon and finished with a sentiment from Cute Companions celebration set.

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

PCP sugar Nellie Forum-Tent topper card
Creative cowgirls-Anything goes
Sarah Hurley-Embossing

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Reminder-Sweet Stampin DT Call

Hi right now there is a DT call for Sweet Stampin Challenge blog I absolutely love working with these ladies they are some of the most fun,creative and friendly people i have been lucky enough to get to know, so if you would like the chance to enter into this fabulous team then pop over here for all the details on how to enter and goodluck
Lorraine xx

DCRU Thankful Sale

Hi everyone I just had to let you know about the sale Die cuts R Us are having I have bought from them and I must say the customer service is out of this world and as I live in the uk I thought I would have to wait ages for my purchase to arrive but no It came within a week how mega quick is that I would definately return to them and they have the most amazing products.
The sale is from November 22nd to November 26th so what are you waiting for go grab yourself a bargain at Die Cuts R Us.
Lorraine xx

My First Thanksgiving card Ever

For My Sweet Stampin Bloghop Post Please Scroll Down

Yep thats right this is the very first Thanksgiving card I have ever made as I live in the U.K we don't really celebrate it but I wanted to make one anyway to wish all of my blogging friends who do celebrate Thanksgiving a great time so HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!
For my card I bought this fun digi stamp from Digital Delights but his board is blank and I wanted to enter the Polka Doodle challenge which was to use the free digi download and it was of this cool sentiment 'Give Thanks' so off I went into my craft studio and shrunk it a little bit so it would fit I hope you like it.The paper is of subtle autumn leaves which is from a cd rom of Joanna Sheen's called Jane Netley Mayhew.The gems are actually orange but as I have scanned my card it looks like they are green lol.

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

Polka Doodles-Use Free Download
Creative Cowgirls-Anything goes(congrats on your new challenge blog)
Papertake weekly-Autumn skies
Simon says stamp n show-What makes you happy(food lol)
Sew many-Turkey/punch
Stamp something-Thanks
Fuzzy Wuzzy-Seasons(Fall)
Cupcake Inspirations-Inspiration photo
Auds Sentiments-Happy thanksgiving

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Couple Of Very Quick N Simple Cards

For the sweet stampin bloghop please scroll down thankyou

Hi a little while ago I was lucky enough to win a great prize on the Bo Bunny blog and my prize was a pack of 12x12 papers and a 12x12 sheet of fab chipboards from one of their new lines this line is called Crazy Love.The papers are beautiful I almost cried cutting into them lol.I thought I would make a couple of cards using just the papers and chipboards and of course I had to add some diamond stickles too.
I would like to enter them into the following challenges:

Simon says-Sparkle
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin Bloghop,Challenge and Candy Galore

Hi and welcome to Sweet stampin's first birthday bloghop!
If you have come from Lindsay's blog then you are on the right track while you are here please leave me a comment and remember to enter any of the candies along the way you will need to enter the challenge and comment on each of the DT blogs.
Your next hop along the way is Val.
If you get lost along the way then please go back to the start which will be at the

For my card I have used one of our sponsors images which is this little cutie from Di's Digi Downloads.

Now for my candy

Here is a list of what you will recieve from me:
Bow Easy

My craft studio Perfect Petals cd rom(used 1 time)

Imaginisce castle snag em stamp
4 Sakura Glaze pens
5 large white roses5 large pink roses
1 sheet of silver border peel offs
mini tub of black art glitter's loose glitter

20 stamped images

Don't forget to be eligible for any candy along the way you will need to enter our sketch challenge this week goodluck!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma cards-Babies

Crafty purple frog-Flowers

Sarah hurley-embossing

Simon says stamp n show-What makes you happy(anything pink n cute things)


Lorraine xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Wee Memories Candy

Check out this fab candy from Wee Memories here
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Baby Blowing Bubbles

Hi just a very quick post as I need to get the dinner on lol.
Here is a card I made last night using Bubbles from Sugar Nellie I just love this stamp such a joy to colour too.
I have used:
Bubbles stamp from sugar Nellie
Martha Stewart punch
Spun sugar distress ink
Dotty embossing folde
Paper from forever friends baby pad
Rick rac ribbon
I hope you like what I have made.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CES-Think pink
Cute card Thursday-Anything goes
lollipop crafts-very girlie
Paper sundaes-pick your toppings(punch,ribbon,embossing)
Beary scrap-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Dear Santa Please Can I Have A New Camera.....

and here is a close up of my colouring

You can see why I want one can't you it gets on my nerves when I make something I like and the camera lets me down.
This is my first ever candle card I hope you can see it.
I have used Gingerbread from Sugar Nellie she is so beautiful.I coloured her using promarkers and highlighted some of the areas with loose glitter.The snowflakes are diecut from a cuttlebug die,Papers are the winter stack from DCWV,pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from my stash.
I had such a good time making this card and so much easier than I thought it would be.I used purple candles which are scented but the ribbon is sort of hiding them.
I hope the picture isn't too fuzzy.
I would like to enter my candle card into the following challenges:

PCP Sugar Nellie Forum-Tealight Candle Card
Cute card Thursday-Anything goes
Die cut Dreams Christmas Club-Snowflakes
lollipop crafts-Very girlie
Saturday challenge-sparkle and shine
Crafty purple frog-Sparkle
Stamp and create-Tis the season
RRRR-Christmas themed
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas Thankyou Giftbox And Notelet Set

Here is the side of the box

Here is a better view of the different note cards inside

Hi firstly I would like to apologise for the bad photography it is very dark and gloomy today and the only camera I have is a cheap 5 megapixel so you can imagine the quality it gives.
This is a giftset for my mum she is the best mum I could ever wish for and thought this would make a cute gift for her.
I have used B&w Stamps Apple pie and turtle doves and there are 3 of each design inside with envelopes.
For the box I wanted to keep it simple by using the sentiment stamp'Christmas Thankyou' from a popcorn bear set and used scallop and classic circle nesties and a variety of Wild Orchid Crafts Roses which I have glittered using diamond stickles.All of the colouring has been done using promarkers and as a little finishing touch I have added some red pearls from my stash.Quite a clean and simple look I feel.

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

B&W challenge-Winter nights
Polka Doodles-Gift box
Crafts and me-Glitter
Crafty purple frog-Sparkle
Creative card crew-give thanks
Cute card thursday-Anything goes
Dotties world-Anything goes- Red
Cupcake inspirations-Inspiration piccy
Bunny Zoes's-Christmas not a card(gift box)
Thabkyou for looking and again I apologise for the quality of the pictures
Lorraine xx

Gurlee Girl Candy

Hi how about this wonderful candy prize if you are interested pop over here to enter xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge 52# Dt card

Hello and good morning I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the weekend.
This week we at Sweet Stampin would like to see you make projects using the theme 'Snowflakes' you can use any projects you like as long as there is at least 1 snowflake on your projects.

We are sponsored this week by Tiddly inks.
For my DT card today I have used my newest stamp to my collection which is the seal from whiff of joy which I think is so cute look at his (or her in this case) little face.I have used scraps of paper from my stash which I got as freebies from magazines,cuttlebug snowflake die,pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and the nestabilities I have used are scallop ovals, classic ovals and deckle rectagles.I have also added glitter to the bottom two snowflakes not sure how visible it is though but it is there lol.For my image I have used promarkers and broken china distress ink for the sky background.
I hope you like it.
I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations using snowflakes this week it could be stamps,die cuts,anything you have in your stash.

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

Cute card thursday-Anything goes
Lexi's creations-Anthing goes
Paper romance-Everything but the kitchen sink
Paper sundaes-let it snow
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Fuzzy wuzzy-Seasons(winter)
WOJ-Christmas card
A spoonful of sugar-Snow/snowflakes
Creative inspirations-pink christmas

Thankyou for popping over and looking at my card today
Lorraine xx

Leigh's Candy-Lots Of Cool Prizes

Hi everyone checkout all of these fab prizes Leigh has on offer on her blog as a candy in memory of her friend Amanda Mary who sadly died a few weeks back.I too have a little candy to add to all of this gorgeous stash so i will post it over to Leigh so thats even more chances of winning.So what are you waiting for get on over there and enter via the linky thingy oops mind the cat we Don't want any accidents.
Thankyou for your support Leigh will be thrilled if you would pop over and join in.
Lorraine xxx

Blog Awards x2

Well who is a lucky girl then me that who heehee I have been given this scrummy award by two very talented ladies who's blogs I just love love love. Who are they?
Hold on I am just getting to that part gosh you crafters are not very patient lol.
They are the very super gorgeously talented Elaine and Carly please pop over to their blog dens as you will love what you see there.
Right I need to tell you 3 things about myself you don't already know well this is tricky as some of you already know me inside out(you know who you are those rebels at the pcp sugar nellie forum).I am so going to get a few cyber slaps for that heehee be gentle I love you loads.

1.Right now you could probably say I am one of the luckiest bloggers out there(for now) as I have won over 15 prizes in 2 and a half months.I don't get well dones anymore I get you have won again or its you again lol.

2.I don't have any children but as you can probably guess when I comment on your blogs I have a gorgeous 3 year old Staffy who is soppier than a new born kitten lol.

3. I am always up all night long which is when I craft or do my blogging as some of you may notice of the times my posts tend to go up.

Well thats me sorry but I think you will find it a little boring heehee but I am not sure what else to say.

I have to pass this award onto 5 others WHAT ONLY 5 as if I could choose only 5 I would love it if each of you would take this award and display it on your blogs as without you I would probably not even have a blog so you take this from me you all rock!!!

Have a wonderful evening or should I say morning as its almost 1am here(told you I blog late).
Lorraine xx

Monday, 8 November 2010

Souffle Corner Bookmark For My Niece

Hi everyone tonight I want to share this little corner bookmark I made using this little cutie 'Souffle the duck' I have had this stamp for a whole year and tonight was the first time he got inked up bless him.He came from one of the popcorn bear christmas sets.The holly came from another of the christmas sets which I thought would give it a nice touch.The papers are DCWV Rose tinted christmas.I have used my favourite punch from Martha Stewart and finally finished with some fake stitching and highlights using a sakura white gel pen.

I hope you like it oh I almost forgot I have also used promarkers to colour him in.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Allsorts-T'was the night before christmas
Charisma-With love at christmas
Creative Card crew-Punch it
Fuzzy wuzzy-Seasonal(winter)
Anything goes-Letter B(Bookmark)
Crafts and me-Make a christmas gift
OSAAT-Winter wonderland
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Top tip tuesday-Christmas inspired
Bah Humbug-Fancy folds
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sugar Nellie Shaker Card

Hi everyone I hope you are all having a great weekend I am going to make this short as its almost 2am and I should think about hitting the sack.
For my card I have used this adorable manga image from Sugar Nellie,Promarkers to colour,DCWV Rose tinted christmas papers,Nestabilies cirlces and scallop circles,Gems,Cuttlebug snowflake die,White gel pen and polar white flowersoft.My personal opinion is that I think I should have used a colour flowersoft rather than the white as it doesn't seem to show up very well.

When using acetate to make shaker cards wash your acetate in soapy water then dry this takes away the ststic cling so that whatever you use for your shaker won't stick to the acetate.

I would like to enter my shaker card into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Forum-Shaker card
Bizzy Becs-Cute and sweet
Creative inspirations-Shaker card
Everybody Art-Untraditional Christmas
I love promarkers-Snowflakes
paper romance-Everything but the kitchen sink
Stamp and create-Tis the season
Stamping vacation-Snowflake paper
Stamping vacation-Winter wonderland song challenge
Top Tip Tuesday-Christmas
Charisma cards-With love at christmas

Thankyou very much for visiting me and any comments will be greatly appriciated
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

You Cheeky Monkey

Hello everyone here is my card for the sugar bowl challenge we had a great sketch to follow with an optional theme of a boy card.I have used this little cutie from sugar nellie and coloured him with my promarkers.The papers are from papermania,sentiment is from Hero arts jungle set and I have finished off with a little orange ribbon and some star gems from my stash cupboard(I say stash but it looks more like a crash cupboard lol).
I hope you have all had a wonderful day.I have had yet another lucky day I won a $25 gift certificate to spend at stamp and create for winning their monthly challenge in fact I have won a prize every day for the last four days lol there was the Totally Tilda challenge winning a mystery die cut package from Susie Sugar,then there was a cc designs stamp from Jay Jays monday delights and then the new birthday sugar plum stamp on the tickled pink blog gosh i am so lucky.

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

The sugar bowl-Sketch and boy card
By the cute and girly-Jungle jungle
One stop crafts-Anything goes
Paper sundaes-For the boys
Papertake weekly-Male card
Wee memories-Anything goes
Thankyou for visiting me I hope you enjoy my card.
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Last Halloween Make For This Year

Hi I did want to post this on halloween but didn't get round to it so I am sharing it today.I hope you all had a great halloween I didn't get one trick or treater this year so I have a big belly full of jelly beans lol.

I have used this cute Tilda image and coloured with my promarkers then I used my circle and scallop circle nesties to make it into a tag and finished off with a little orange ribbon.
I hope you like it.
I am entering this one into the following challenges:

Wee memories-Anything goes
Crafty creations-Halloween
Crafty purple frog-Anything goes
Magnolia Stamp lover-Purple and black
Magnolia down under-Halloween inspired
Paper play-A haunting we will go
Pennys paper crafty-Colour challenge
Sarah hurley-Halloween
Totally gorjuss-Spooky
Anything goes-Halloween
Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx