Sunday, 16 September 2012

What I've Been Up To........................

Hello everyone so sorry I've not been blogging much lately its been pretty hectic here over the last few weeks my partners brother needs a good sharp kick up the backside and at 35 years old I expect better I mean he is 4 years older than me and thinks the world owes him a living.
Enough of him lets talk about the fun stuff well I'm sure you have all heard of Eminem the rap singer well let me introduce you to the one and only Emi-Noo Noo lol

He is just like his mummy(me of course) and hates having his picture taken but I think he was pretty good with these two I think they will make a great scrap page when I get round to it.

I have also been doing a little home baking Im not brilliant but think these cupcakes turned out ok what do you think?

I must confess the frosting is a bit of a cheat as its actually Nutella Chocolate spread but tastes amazing and the sprinkles are crushed up dime bar they were so yummy.

Now onto my cards that I have made.

Two very different cards but i had such fun making them as my friend Lorraine(Coldwaters 2) sent me so many pretty things I couldn't wait to use them I do hope you like them thankyou so much Lorraine.
I hope to make more this week and enter a challenge or two.
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My 1st Digi Cards

Evening everyone I hope you are all well,tonight I decided to have a play with my Docrafts Digital Designer Tatty Teddy CD rom my first one is to enter into The CD Sunday Challenge who has a great theme of  'Cute Christmas' and I think the shadow feature really adds depth to the layers on the individual elements.

My second one is a Birthday card and I really love this character with his huge cupcake and there are lots of cute embellishments I reduced the size of one of the flowers to go into the centre of the digi ribbon bow and I think it works well.
Would love to know what you all think of my 1st attempts so if you like please leave me a comment weather its good or bad.
Thankyou for popping by to visit me and my blog
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Christmas Cheer

Hello everyone I hope your having a great day,its cooled down a bit in the south today thankfully but its still a beautiful day which is nice.
I had a good time making this card I love this stamp so much I have had it for a while but never got round to using it a crime I know.Right then how did I make it well I stamped my image onto white card then heat embossed it using clear powder I did this twice so that I could decoupage the baubles then simply matt and layered using white card and super glittery black glitter paper.I then used a Marianne poinsettia die,mini gems and a Martha Stewart leaf punch for my flower and added a 3 black pearls in the top corner.I hope you like it I think I do.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Lexis creations-Sparkle and shine
Speedy fox challenge-Dots
Polka doodles-Celebrations
Simon says stamp n show-Favourite technique(stamping/heat embossing)
Simon Says Stamp-Bingo(die cut/glitter)
Stampin for the weekend-Monochromatic

Thankyou for visiting me and my blog
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

A Summer Thanks Card

Evening Peeps I wanted to join in on all the fun over at Anyone for Anya the theme was to add a flower and I used a mini punch for mine and added mini yellow gems to the centres I have coloured her using promarkers used a cuttlebug die for the sentiment and added a little ribbon too with a bow,the papers are from Basic greys June bug pad.Im sorry the pic is a bit rubbish its so dark in the flat.
Thanks for visiting me im off to make a cuppa now
Lorraine xx

Chocolate Heaven

Hello everyone today I am sharing this little project I made last week for the Mishelflo Website.I have used the gorgeous K and Company Serendipity brown Alphabets which you can buy from Michelles store along with some of the best crafty items on the market the link is in my sidebar on the right so if you feel like a treat pop on over and check it out for yourselves.
I have also used the following on my chocolate bar box:
Tilda Angel Stamp
Martha Stewart punch
Mini alphabet stamps

I do hope you like it its the 1st one I have ever made and no the chocolate is no longer there I couldn't help myself lol naughty me.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations-Anything goes
Papertake weekly-Anything goes
Sir Stampalot-Take flight
Stamping for the weekend-Monochromatic
Joanna Sheen-Try Something New

Thanks for popping by today
Lorraine xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Challenge Time At Mishelflo -DT Long Hot Summer

Hello everyone I thought I would do a shaped wedding card  as lots of people have their weddings in the summer months and our challenge was chosen by the gorgeous Claire and she has chosen LONG HOT SUMMER for the Mishelflo Monthly Challenge.
For my card I have used this adorable image from Motivet Stamps and coloured using promarkers with highlights of stickles glitter glue,please click on the pictures for a clearer look at my card.
This month we have 2 sponsors firstly Michelle who is offering a £10 voucher for her online shop which has some of the best crafting items to choose from(link on my sidebar).Secondly we have LEJ Designs who are offering 3 digital images.
I do hope you will be able to join us this month.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bearly mine-Anything goes
CYDA-Grey and 1 other colour

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Monday, 23 July 2012


Hello everyone there is a DT Call over at Natalie and Amy's Blog and so I thought I would give it a try and you may want to too.They are looking for 5 new members to join them to make cards monthly using products from their store please pop over to their blog for the full details.I have chosen the following cards to show the ladies what im all about and hope they like what they see.


Thankyou for popping by and have a wonderful evening
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

2 Cards To Share

Hello everyone I recieved my DT parcel and was sent some really beautiful things from K and Company Serendipity range and had to use them right away Michelle sent me the butterfly grand adhesions,alphabets,embossed stickers and from Hunkydory she sent me a pack of these gorgeous shaped cards and don't forget if you like any of the items I have used them please pop over to Mishelflo Creative Crafting Store for some great products at really great prices.
Back to my card lol the papers are from Basic grey from my own stash and so were the gems I really had fun making this card and whats more it was so simple.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon says stamp and show-No rules

My second card today has this adorable stamped image from Motivet and if you click on the image you will see that the mouse is wringing out his tail bless him love it,I have coloured him using Promarkers and I have also Paper pieced the umbrella,the papers are Basic grey and so are the buttons.I have also used Mirri card,bakers twine,circle,scallop circle,oval and scallop oval nesties,ribbon and a sentiment.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:
Going buggy-under the weather
Simon says stamp and show-No rules

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xxxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Dads 60th Birthday

Hello everyone I thought I would share my Dads birthday card with you all,its quite different to what I usually do but I had to try and make an Angry birds card as he is loving the game right now so I think he will like it.
For the bird I used circle nesties for the body,heart die for the beak,flower centres for his eyes and flower petals for his hair and tail.The grass I cut freehand as I didn't have a die and the clouds are actually a sheeps body lol.
Would love to know what you all think.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Paperplay-Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly-Anything goes
Cutie pie-one for the boys

Thankyou for popping by and have a wonderful week
Lorraine xx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Christmas in July

Hello everyone today I have a simple Christmas card to share,I have used this adorable SWALK image from Crafters Companion which has been coloured with Promarkers I have also used a tag for my greeting,ribbon,circle nesties,stickles diamond glitter glue,paper is from a papermania pad,pink gems and the pretty die cut was sent to me in a candy which I love so much.
I thought I would enter this one into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion-Christmas
Stampin for the weekend-Show your style(girlie,cute)
Stampin sisters in christ-use something new(stamp)
The stamp man-Bling it on
Wild Orchid crafts-punch it out

Thankyou for visiting me and I would also like to welcome my new recent followers aswell as my existing ones of course I hope you will stay with me and like what I make.
Lorraine xx

Mishelflo Challenge 2 DT Card

Hello everyone so sorry I have not been around lately I will try to pop by all of your blogs this week its been so hectic here over the past few weeks.
On to this months fabtastic challenge over at Mishelflo's Challenge blog,we would like to see all your pretty flowers as our theme is going to be Blooming flowers.
On my card I have used this cute Anya image from the Greeting Farm and have coloured her with promarkers I have also used circle nesties,gems,ribbon,fiskars corner punch,roses,ribbon and papers from my stash.I hope you like it.

Well what does our winner take  home well gaze your little peepers at this little lot or should I say massive lot

Just look at all of these fab k and company goodies papers galore and lots of matching embellies(I want to enter lol)
Also 3 digital images of your choice how cool is that for prizes.

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

Anyone for Anya-Just use it
Anything goes-dots/birthday theme
Bearly mine-Anything goes
Crafts and me-Birthdays
Sir stampolot-crafty passion(promarkers)
Joanna Sheen-Summer daze

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Wishing You A Perfect Day

Evening Peeps I know 2 posts in one day so unlike me but I just felt like getting creative and making the kitchen look like a bomb exploded and yep its still like it lol will be going out there after this post though fun fun fun.
Anyway I wanted to enter the challenge on The Shabby Tearoom Blog so here it is my entry you had to use cream or white,pink,Blue and have a fabrick element mine being the ribbon oh and flowers too.
I really hope you like my card and I will see you all soon but first here are the challenges I want to enter this one into:

The Shabby Tearoom-Colour me pretty
Simons says stamp-Anything goes

Thanks for visiting me
Lorraine xx

MMC Challenge Time- Red,White and Blue

Hello everyone I hope you are all having a great weekend,I want to apologise for the lateness of this post I should have had it up on the 1st so I hope you will forgive me.

So firstly thank you to everyone who joined us for our very 1st challenge over at Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge       
it was a great success and all of your projects were so beautiful.

This month what with all the celebrations of the Jubilee in Britain we have decided to have a colour challenge which is RED,WHITE and BLUE

For my card I have used Portabello road Papers,Belles and Whistles 'Bear hugs' stamp,Whimsy 'Vintage Postcard' stamp,Promarkers to colour with,Martha stewart punch,Card Candy,Ribbon and a heart embellishment for the centre of the bow.Please click on the image for a closer look.

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

CYDA-Red,white and blue
Crafts and me-Add a Ribbon
Paperplay-double up(2 papers)
Polka Doodles-Regal colours
Saturday challenge-Anything goes
Simon says stamp-Anything goes
The Artistic Stamper-Red,white and blue

Thankyou for visiting me and I hope you will pop over and join in our challenge this month the prizes are amazing so go take a peek on the challenge blog

Saturday, 26 May 2012

I Am Back With A Nautical Fathers Day

Hello Everyone I hope you are all doing ok I know I should appreciate the hot weather as we in the UK don't see a lot of sun but its too hot for me I love Autumn and the heat has made my poor little Blade sick he is lying on the sofa bless him I just wish there was something I could do but we just have to starve him not that he wants to eat anything anyway but the good thing is that he is drinking lots of cold icy water.

Today I have made my Dads Fathers day card using a great stamp set from Kanban I stamped the main image using Indigo blue dye based ink and then I stamped the bird to make it look like he is part of the image I stamped the bird twice to layer him up.I dragged the ink out using water and a paint brush for the shading detail.The anchor and compass also came from the same stamp set.For the bottom of the  card I have torn some Kraft paper to make it look like sand and distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.I cut out some shells from an old paper pack I had to add to the sand and for added detail I mixed three different green flowersoft colours together for the look of moss from the see also for the grass around the lighthouse.I stamped the anchor ,attached some rope to make it look like it has been anchored into the sand.For the background I used Frost watermark ink and stamped the anchor all over the blue papers randomly to create my own paper.
I hope you like it.
I have not been able to use the laptop much this week so please bare with me I am trying my best to catch up on your blogs I hate missing anything.

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

Decorate to celebrate-All about DAD
Bearly mine-Anything goes
Crafters Companion-Here comes summer
Creative Craft world-May 20th mini
Creative Inspirations-Anything goes
Little Claires-Male theme
Lollipop crafts-Make a splash
One Stop crafts-For the boys
Paperplay-summer lovin'
Simon Says Stamp-Fathers day
Simon says stamp n show-A summer holiday
Sweet stamps-Anything goes
Wild orchid-Anything goes

Thanks for visiting me and have a great weekend
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 12 May 2012

For You

Evening everyone,
                            Well finally I have something to share I am sorry for being away this week but i have tried to comment.
Well I got the Portabello Road papers for my birthday from the gorgeous Debs thankyou so much huni I so love them.I have used a Whiff Of Joy Stamp and paper pieced the shopping bags with the same papers and coloured the rest of her with promarkers,the sentiment was free stamp from creativity magazine,gems and ribbon are from my stash too.I hope you like it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Whiff of Joy-Paper Piecing
Crafty Creations-Frame it
Pan Pastels-Anything goes
Stamp and create-For the ladies

Thankyou so very much for popping by
Lorraine xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

New Challenge Launch Day

Hello everyone today is the launch of the new Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge and whats great about this Challenge blog is that you get to choose your prize out of 7 different prizes if you are the lucky winner and there are so many amazing prizes to choose from too.There is also a prize for the under 16's so we would love to see creations from the little ones.
For our first Challenge we have decided to go for 'Celebrations' so I think its a nice easy one to stary with.
I have decided to make a gift bag for a new baby boy.

For my bag I have used this adorable stamp from Motivet and coloured with Promarkers,I used a button embossing folder for the background,oval nestabilities,a Whimsy sentiment and embellished with card candy and a bow I hope you like it.
Here are a few pics of the prizes you can choose from

there are more too just pop over and take a peek.I hope you will be able to join us.

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

LEJ Designs-Anything goes(new challenge blog please pop over for a peek and show your support)
CYDA-Just for children
Crafts and me-Embossing
Crafty cardmakers-for the boys
Creative inspirations-Anything goes
Fab n funky-no dps
Papertake weekly-Anything goes

Thankyou for visiting me
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

A Little Hello

Hello everyone I hope you are having a great weekend and that you all are well,today I have a cute card to share which I made last night.
The stamp is called 'Bee Happy' by Whiff of Joy which I coloured with Promarkers and added glitter to the bee's wings,the papers are DCWV spring stack.I punched some flowers and leaves for the flowers and added card candi to the centres,added a stamped greeting and finished with some fake stitching.
I hope you like it what eith the bad weather were having I hope this one brightens your day.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion-Four legged friends
Creative craft challenge-April mini challenge
Creative Inspirations-Anything goes
One stop crafts-Recipe

Thankyou for visiting me everyone
Lorraine xx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

A Cutie Patootie


Hi only me again, Wanted to show you another I made using the cd Laugh out Loud by Peerless Designs this is the actual image we were given in the comp and the caption above them says 'Hey mum...Look what I've found,can I keep him?' which is the caption I said so I won a copy of the cd and for my caption to appear on the cd so here it is.For this one I used a topper and matching backing paper from the cd and above the topper I have used a Martha stewart punch and layed leaf ribbon along it and decorated with punched flowers and gems.
Well I think Im kind of getting the hang of the new blogger least its posting my stuff lol.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion-Four legged friend

Thats all for me tonight so have a great weekend
Lorraine xx

Cool Cat Steampunked

Evening peep recently there was a competition on peerless Designs facebook page you were given a piccy and you had to come up with a caption for it,well I won and the caption was put on Sarahs new cd rom Laugh out Loud Im so chuffed about that.Here I have made a quick card for a male using the elements from the cd rom I love this Cool Cat ,the paper also comes with the cd,the border of lions down the side of the card was the edge of one of the papers and I think it works really well with gold mirror card.
Check me out you can actually see the mirror card in the piccy I will master this camera some day haha.
I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion-4 legged friend

Thanks for visiting me and I hope to be back soon
Lorraine xx

Friday, 13 April 2012

New Style For Me-Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes

Evening peeps well I did it again popped out for a while right out of my comfort zone of cute characters and straight lines to try Shabby Chic Stylie would so love to know what you think.
The frame for my greeting is actually a Fancy Pants Rub on which I have had for ages and thought it looked great surrounding the stamped greeting,the gorgeous dress form stamp is from a great set called Paper Girl from the Girls Paperie,paper is from papermania which has been inked with Antique linen DI and distressed with TH paper distresser and also torn in places.
To embellish I have used pearls from Wild orchid and the flowers are from Hobbycraft.I have also used a Martha Stewart for the butterflies,added gems to their bodies and attached a small bow to the middle of the dress form to finish.
I hope you like it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and me-3d Embellies
Crafty creations-Flower power
Lexis creations-Focus on the sentiment
MAWTT-Shabby chic/vintage
Rainbow Ladys Challenge -vintage/Shabby
Simon says stamp and show-A Tim Technique(distress ink,paper distresser)
Sweet stamps-Vintage/Shabby chic

Thanks so much for visiting me
hugs to you all
Lorraine xx

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Hi everyone I hope you are enjoying your day and Happy Easter to you all,just a couple of simple ones today using toppers from the Tatty Teddy spring chic range and the second topper is actually a cardstock sticker.I have used centura pearl card and for the backgrounds I have used embossing folders,nestabilies,ribbon,card candi too.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Anything goes-Anything goes
Crafters companion-4 legged friends

See you soon and don't eat too much chocolate(if there is such a thing)
Lorraine xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Hi as many of you already know I am designing for Mishelflo Creative Crafting well its got even more exciting now because the gorgeous Michelle has decided to do a challenge blog which will be starting on May 1st so please pop over to
MMC blog to follow us and please feel free to take our stunning blog button which has been designed by the super duper talented Cheryl who is also a team member and of course my friend.
I hope you will be able to join us there will be some fab prizes for us grown ups and also for the under 16's too so get those kiddies crafting too.
Back soon with a make for Easter
Lorraine xxx