Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Woohoo

Woohoo


Hi everyone, a little while ago I was asked by Lexie if I would like to join the 
fabulous DT for "Scribble and Scrap Challenge Blog" to which my reply was 
a huge YES!! I have been itching to tell you all and I really don't quite know 
how I've managed to keep it a secret for so long lol. I'm so excited and am 
looking forward to my first challenge working with my new 
"Scribble and Scrap" teamies

So here is a card that I made using one of the fabulous "Hobby House Silver Fairy
toppers from Lexie's fabulous shop 





Card Recipe
6x6 white card, silver mirri, pale green silk art card from Hunkkydory, digi design 
paper from my stash, 25mm satin ribbon, 6x6 embossalicious embossing folder,
stardust stickles, glossy accents, Tim Hotz dusty concord distress ink and sentiment 
from my stash.
The super cute Hobby House topper and White 5mm Pearls are available from 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Huge Hugz

Monday, 15 September 2014

Aurora Wings A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness

Hi everyone, it's time once again for a new challenge over at the


And this time the theme is

A Touch of Darkness

So here's my Aurora Wings DT make 





To make this pocket card I used
black card, cream bazzill, Anna Griffin embossing folder, antique gold ribbon, antique 
lock and key charms, glossy accents, smooch moonlight, silver gelly roll pen, 
Tim Holtz distress inks, vellum, and a lasercut flourish which I 
coloured and covered with the glossy accents







I coloured Mitzi's gorgeous Santa Muerte image using Pro/Flexmarkers 




To find out more about our new challenge and to see the beautiful samples 
that my Aurora Wings teamies have created to help inspire you, please pop 

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges






Monday, 8 September 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Creative Blog Hop


Hi everyone, I was asked to take part in the Creative Bloggers Hop by the lovely 
Lisa Ditzi Horton  it's a continuous hop that will be every Monday with lots of 
amazing and very talented crafter's.

So here are the questions.

1~ What am I working on?
Well at the moment I'm working on a few things, one of which is I'm making a throw 
using a new crochet stitch that I've just learned called "The Wool Eater" I'm all fingers 
and thumbs at the moment but I just love the look that this new stitch creates. I'm also 
making some Christmas stockings, tree ornaments and cards in the hope that I'll be 
done well in time for the festivities this year, unlike last year which was a mad last 
minute rush.

2~ How does my work differ from others in my genre?
Well now this really is a difficult question for me to answer because I really don't think 
that my work differs from others in my genre. 

3~ Why do I create what I do?
Now this question is a lot easier to answer than the last, I create what I do 
because basically I just LOVE all this crafty and have done from being a 
child when I would sit with my Granny and knit and crochet from the age of 
4 or 5. I then learned how to do Macrame, lace doilies, embroidery & 
cross stitch. I also from being a toddler loved to colour and draw and 
loved getting huge boxes of crayola crayons, coloured pens & pencils and 
paint too for Christmas, I can still fondly remember sitting with a HUGE colouring
book and crayon, trying not to go over the lines lol, while watching Christmas
Time TV.

4~ How does your creative process work?
Well I don't really have a creative process as such, I often sort of just stumble
into it by playing or by sometimes finding some crafty treasure that I had long
since forgot about hidden away among my crafty stash. Sometimes when I've
lost my crafty Mojo I find inspiration on Pinterest or by popping over
to other crafter's blogs.

Now I can pick 3 wonderful crafters for next week

Linda Simpson

I have known this talented lady now for quite a while now. I just adore
her work and creativity. I met Linda through blogland but have also had
the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady whilst she was demonstrating at
the GNPE Harrogate.

Avril Watson

Like Linda I met Avril through blogland too. I absolutely love Avril's
creativity and her work is just stunning and I know that I won't be the only
person who knows this lovely lady to say that Avril you truly are an
inspiration to us all.

Cathy Rumball

Cathy and I met whilst being on the Crafter's Companion Design Team
and met last October at the Crafter's Companion's Craftaganza.
Cathy is such a lovely, gentle person and I just adore her beautiful work.



So there you have it, that's me and I hope that you've enjoyed my contribution
to the blog hop and now it's these lovely ladies turn next week.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xxxx




Thursday, 4 September 2014

Forget-Me-Nots Fairy

Forget-Me-Nots Fairy 


Hi everyone, I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all my wonderful followers
 and especially to those of you who find time to leave me such lovely and
very much appreciated comments, you're all so kind and I feel truly blessed to have
you as my friends and followers.

The post I would like to share with you all today is a card that I made using
my latest purchase from the talented artist Norma J Burnell's shop on Etsy.

You can find this beautiful image HERE and she is called

Forget-Me-Not Fairy





Card Recipe
6x6 card, bazzill, silver mirri, first edition design papers, satin ribbon, glossy accents, liquid pearls, 
Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy die and stardust stickles




And I coloured this beautiful image using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers and Spectrum Noir.
I then added glossy accents to her eyes and the foliage, and stickles to the butterflies and some 
of the blooms.

I hope that you like her and I'll catch you all soon
Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges




Friday, 29 August 2014

Peacock Masquerade

Clean and Simple

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all well. The card that I would like to 
share with you all today is one that I was asked to make for a friends 
sister, I was asked to make something elegant with a peacock so I hope 
that she's going to like this...fingers crossed.



Card Recipe
7x7 white card, silver mirri, silver grey peacock damask design paper, centura pearl, 
peacock embossing folder, moonlight smooch, gold and silver sakura gelly roll, 
glossy accents, silver grey pearls, white organza ribbon and silver jewelled brooch.





I coloured this gorgeous Aurora Wings image which you can find HERE 
using both Pro/Flexmarkers and also Spectrum Noir Markers too




I then added some glossy accents to the eyes and lips, coloured the peacock feathers 
with the silver and gold sakura gelly roll pens and added a touch of moonlight smooch 
to the pearls.



Here is a close up of the gorgeous peacock embossing on the centura pearl and 
also the jewelled brooch in the centre of the organza bow.

Huge Hugz


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges