Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Blog Candy Reminder

Woohoo Almost There!!!



Hi everyone, Well as you can see we're almost there and it will soon be time to draw a 
winner for my blog candy,I just need another 20 followers and we will have reached the 400 
Woohoo :)  I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all my lovely friends and 
followers, both old and new for taking the time to visit my little blog, and especially 
to those of you who regularly visit and leave me such wonderful comments, It really 
makes my day and though I don't say thank you nowhere near as often I should I 
really am truly thankful.




Huge Hugz, Lorraine xXx


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

An Old Friend

An Old Friend


Hi everyone, well it's almost 3am and here I am updating my blog, 
my low mood was starting to lift and I was beginning to feel a 
little better and then wallop I only end up with the FLU :(  It 
started yesterday afternoon with a headache that I just couldn't shift 
but just as I was about to settle down to watch "Cilla" I was violently 
sick and had to go to bed, I woke up 2 hours later feeling like I had the 
hangover from hell and just couldn't get back to sleep, so here I am 
blogging lol.
Anyway that's enough of my whining lol. 
Yesterday I coloured up one of my Tilda Magnolia images, It's been such a 
long time since the last time I coloured one of them and It's almost like 
colouring an old friend because like many of you Tilda Magnolia is where my 
my colouring obsession started lol





To make this card I've used the following
Aqua Card, Eau De Nil Design Papers, Wild Rose Design Papers, Silver Mirri,
Aqua 25mm Berisfords Satin Ribbon, Silver Chain, Silver 5mm Jump Rings, Silver 
Cosmetics Case and Made With Love Charms & Martha Stewart Doily 
Border Punch





I Coloured Tilda In Bath Cap using Pro/Flexmarkers in the following colours 
Skin~ Coral, Dusky Pink, Blush, Almond and Tea Rose
Hair~ Satin, Tawny Owl & Shale
Clothes~ Sand Dune, Tea Rose & Antique Pink 
Bathtub~Ice Grey 1,2 & 3
Bubbles~ Cool Aqua, Oasis & Island Lagoon





When I'd finished colouring Tilda I then fussy cut her.
Next I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink as a background.
I then added Stardust Stickles to the bubbles, but I still wasn't happy with the way they 
looked so when they were dry I covered them in a thick layer of Glossy Accents. 





This is a close up of the bubbles, The camera doesn't really capture the depth 
very well but if you look to the right side of Tilda's head you can just about 
see how 3d they look.

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 





Sunday, 28 September 2014

Angel of Sympathy

Angel of Sympathy


Hi everyone, I hope that you've all had a lovely crafty weekend, I 
have spent my weekend colouring up this beautiful image from Aurora Wings 
she is called Angel of Sympathy I haven't quite decided what to do  with 
her yet but I wanted to share her with you all.






I coloured her using my Pro/Flexmarkers in the following colours

Skin~ Coral, Dusky Pink & Blush
Hair~ Satin, Tan & Tawny Owl
Dress~ Sand Dune, Putty & Budding Rose
Wings~ Ivory & Pastel Beige
Cala Lilies~ Ivory, Ice Grey 1+2, Starfish, Honeycomb & Terracotta
Calla Lily Leaves~ Pear Green, Apple Cider & Marsh Green

I also masked of the image and used Time Holtz Tumbled Glass
 Distress Ink 

I hope that you like her

Huge Hugz



Scribble and Scrap Challenge #28

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #28

Anything Goes


Hi everyone, I'm so sorry that I've not been around very much lately, I've not been 
feeling well but I'm starting to feel a little better thankfully and have even been 
back crafting and colouring.

My post today features my first ever Scribble and Scrap Challenge DT  make. I made 







To make this gate fold card I used the following
both of which can be purchased at The Scribble and Scrap Shop, Glossy accents, 
Distress Inks, Spellbinder die, Black 25mm Satin Ribbon and Black Pearls.






I cut the spellbinders oval in black card and then added three layers of Glossy 
Accents to create the illusion of an enamelled frame, using a black Promarker 
I coloured the Mirabelle wooden lock and key then covered these in the 
Glossy Accents too.





To colour the gorgeous Santoro Mirabelle stamp "If Only" which is also 
available from Lexie's lovely Scribble and Scrap Shop, I used 
Pro/Flexmarkers, I then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.




For more information on the challenge and to check out what my talented teamies 
have created, please pop over to the Scribble and Scrap Challenge Blog we 
would love to see your lovely creations too.

Huge Hugz


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges





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




Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Little Trinket Box

A Little Reminder

Hi everyone, I would just like to share a little trinket box that I made 
using one of Mitzi's gorgeous digi images, you can find this image HERE 
at her Aurora Wings Etsy Shop

I would also just like to remind everyone of this months challenge over at 


and the theme this time is 

Under The Sea




To make this little trinket box I've used the following
Papier Mache Box which I covered using a sheet of Decoupach paper,
I then added a coating of Mod Podge Matt to seal it.
Next was the fun part, adding lots of pretty shells and beads, oh and 
not forgetting the skull beads.




To colour this gorgeous image I have used a selection of both Pro/Flexmarkers 
and also Spectrum Noir
I then added some Crystal Stickles and some White Opal Liquid Pearls.



Why not pop along to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and see what 
inspirational things the lovely DT girls have created and also check 
out what fabulous prizes are just waiting to be won, remember 
"You've gotta be in it to win it"

Huge Hugs

I would like to enter this into the following challenges