30 Mar 2015


Hi all, the sun is shining here in Gloucester but boy is it cold, I am posting this card then taking Jess out for a walk, I am hoping to do some more crafting today.
I made this card based on the colour theme challenge on Trimcraft's Forum, I have just entered it there so now it is my blog's turn.
I recently visited The Range here in Gloucester and found some stamps that had been reduced by the manager, it just happened to be the Gorjuss range of products that I was looking for, I got 5 stamps all at £2.99 each and some ribbon that had been reduced to £1.99.
This is the first stamp set, I used Versafine Onyx ink and stamped the frame I then stamped the Gorjuss girl and embossed her with clear embossing powder, I actually used 3 types of markers Copics, Graph it Markers and Chameleon pens. Once I stamped the frame I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Peacock Ink.  I cut the Gorjuss girl out and adhered her slightly raised into the middle of the frame.
The papers are from LOTV, I have added some ribbon, carnation and quite a few die cuts.  I have had quite a selection of die cuts for some time but have never really enjoyed using them mainly because the Grand Calibur did not always cut them right, however, if you are one of my regulars you may remember that my GC broke a little while back, well I had saved a few pennies and treated myself to a Joy Traville and wow it is one awesome machine, I have used a few in my time but this is by far the best ever, it has renewed my interest in using my die cuts. The leaves, flowers and butterflies are the 3 sets that I won at Penny Black they are from Rob Adams All Occasion Dies selection.  I had been so used to putting die cuts through my other machine several time so the dies would cut I was not prepared for the Joy cutting the first time, it is awesome.
Anyway here is the finished card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I would like to thank you all for taking time out to come and visit me, your comments always uplift me and give me that extra needed fuel to continue to produce projects to show you, I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing my work you are always welcome to visit at anytime
lorraine x

29 Mar 2015


Today the DT at
have been given the opportunity to showcase a new Easter Launch from
The image is called
Here is my DT card
I printed the image coloured with Graph it Markers and the cut both Rose and her bunny out, the background papers are from Bearly Mine, I added a pink frame and sentiment using MCS programme, I finally added some liquid pearl drops.

To see what the other DT have created just click on the link to the blog.
This post has been scheduled so will link up to challenges a little later.

27 Mar 2015


Hi all, today I have a card to share with you and to enter into some challenges.
I am really chuffed with myself, why?.......because I have actually used a stencil and distress inks to create my own background, yay, I am a happy bunny with the outcome.
I stencilled the butterfly mask then mounted it onto red card stock, I used the same card stock plus some black for the butterfly corners and central circles.  I have used Memory Box Butterfly Corner Die cut and my new Die Namics stitched circle dies, I stamped the main butterfly with Versafine then embossed with clear embossing powder I coloured with Graph it Markers then cut it out and mounted it centrally, I used little pearls for the stamens, I also added some Viva Decor to the die cut butterflies then finally added a sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I thank you so much for coming to visit and an extra big thank you for leaving me a comment, I will be seeing you all later but until then have a lovely day and a great weekend.
lorraine x

26 Mar 2015


 Hi all today I have a couple of cards to share with you featuring just two of Sherri Baldy's New release images.
you can find them 
For my first card I used this image HERE

For my second card I used this image HERE

To join us in the fun release party just go HERE to My Besties FB