7 Feb 2015

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Hi all, gosh it was another very hard frost last night everything is rock solid, the birds are down having their daily suet pellets so they should be happy.  I took Jess out yesterday, wearing my new wellies, and it was very slippery, caution was necessary most of the time.  The sun was shining but bitterly cold.
I haven't been too well this last week but I have still been colouring and making a few cards and this is one of them.
I have used one of my brand new digi images that I purchased from Sweet Pea stamps, I am particularly fond of Conie Fong and this is one of her images, it is called Precious.
I bought a set of Chameleon pens quite awhile ago but have yet to use them, my interest has been renewed seeing them featured and the pick of the week on Create and Craft I think I might be taking them out of the box soon, but for now I am so used to using my Graph It Markers that I used them to colour this image.
The papers I have used are from LOTV, i used my new Lawn Fern Grass Edge Die for the border around the card then I topped it with gold line stickers.
I also used my new Memory Box Stitch Die circle, I have loads of dies but rarely use them, however, I have been so inspired by the awesome work that I see while on my visits to you all that I decided to get some of them out, it was also an excuse to buy a few new ones while I was at it, lol.
I used my SU heart punch, a little daisy punch, some pearls and butterfly punch.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
There is certainly a lot of love around in blogland at the moment and I am sending you all some, you are all such a big inspiration to me and enrich both my life and crafting, a big thank you.
see you later
hugs
lorraine x


6 Feb 2015

SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGE-VINTAGE-GDT

Hi all, today I am a GDT for 
as you can see in my sidebar one of my projects was featured on their challenge blog and as a result I was invited to be a GDT and here I am with my card.
The theme is
VINTAGE
I have followed a tutorial that was recently shown on one of my long time blogging buddies Brenda (Floral Fantasies) blog, I fell in love with the fold and decided that this was a great time to try it out.
I have used SU brown cardstock for the base fold, the papers are from the Art Deco selection that I got from Create and Craft all papers have been mounted onto gold mirri card.  I added some lace that I seem to have had forever and again thought it would be perfect for this card.  I distressed the white doily using TH Vintage Photo ink also used it to distress around the image, the image is a stamp from Kanban called Cavendish Ladies, the Art Deco corner is a stamp from LOTV, the sentiment and one flower is also from the Art Deco set, they came in with the papers.  I added a wooden/chipboard embellishment at the top also distressed with TH ink, I attached a black bow,  finally I added some sepia daisies, gold and pearl jewel and gold hat pin
The image was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Ink and coloured with Graph it Markers 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I have scheduled this post so will link to some challenges a little later in the day.
I hope that you like my card and join in with the Vintage theme at
hugs
lorraine x

4 Feb 2015

GOING GREEN

Hi all, today I have a card I would like to share with you and to enter into some challenges.
This is my Besties Facebook DT card using image
I have used both Graph It Markers and Copics for colouring her, the papers are from on of my new LOTV pads, I used one for the base then cut triangles for all corners everthing has been mounted onto black cardstock.
I added a green doily, flowers, flower pearls, butterfly, pins and With Love sentiment.




The challenges I would like to enter are as follows:
Today is also the start of a new challenge at
Many thanks for visiting me I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work and please feel free to come back anytime.
hugs
lorraine x

2 Feb 2015

BALLOONS OF LOVE

Hi all, I didn't think that I would get here as Google/Blogger is on a major go slow, but I made it and I have a card that I would like to share with you and enter into some challenges:
The theme of my card is LOVE I have used an image from CHING-CHOU KUIK called BUNCH OF LOVE
I have coloured her with both Graph It Markers and Copics, the papers are from LOTV, I used faux stitching around the balloons and image, I added glitter for the balloon strings, I then added a red doily heart, sentiment and some pearl liquid.  
I am not very adventurous with my crafting as I used to be, I am getting the urge to try something a little different now and again and on this card I have actually done some paper tearing for the border across the centre.
I have used a 7 x 7 black card base the papers have all been mounted onto red cardstock, the image I mounted on both black and red cardstock.
I apologise for the picture quality but I could not get the right lighting on this occasion.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all my followers and to everyone who is so kind to leave me such wonderful comments, I would also like to welcome all my new followers, thank you
See you a little later, I have my mum staying with me at the moment so will be a little busy
hugs
Lorraine x

1 Feb 2015

CRAFTY HAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRA CHALLENGE + SOME NEWS

Goodmorning everyone, today is the start of 
Please feel free to copy to your sidebar
 FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
AS ALWAYS IT IS 
ANYTHING GOES (AS LONG AS IT IS CHRISTMAS THEMED)
our sponsor is
Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps
and here is my card using one of their images called
I coloured the shoes with Graph it Markers then covered with red glitter stickles, the papers are from my stash, they, and the image have been mounted onto black cardstock, I added 2 red bows and 2 gold stars

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I will link to these challenges a little later as this post has been scheduled.

I also have some news to share with you 

I was chosen as one of the new DT at

Buckwells Crafty Challenge Badge
I am so proud and honoured to be working with some very talented ladies
if you would like to see the team then please pop over to the blog.
Many thanks for visiting I hope that you like my and please come join our challenge all are welcome.
hugs
Lorraine x

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