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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Birthday Treat.....

Birthday Treat....


Hi everyone, 

I just want to take a moment to wish all my wonderful friends and followers a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2014 brings with it good luck, good health and most of all lots of happiness to you all.

As some of you who are my friends on facebook will already know, today is my birthday ...and what a birthday treat I've had....I and and a few of my Crafter's Companion Teamies have had our projects published in "Papercraft Essentials" issue 102. 




I can't believe that 3 of them were my "Makey Bakey Mice" cards and 2 of them even made the front cover 
woohoo *squeals with delight*




Well that's all from me for 2013, I'm off now to go and play with my crafty birthday presents and 
I will catch up with you all in the New Year.

Lots of Love and Hugz
Lorraine 
xXx



Monday, 30 December 2013

New Year.... Fresh New Start

New Year.... Fresh New Start


Hi everyone,

I hope that you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are now looking forward to the New Year, We all had a lovely Christmas and Santa Claus really spoiled me this year lol, seriously though my OH totally floored me this year with the most beautiful and thoughtful gift I've ever been given.... a wooden sculpture of our  beautiful daughter that he had painstakingly created himself for me. 





To say I was thrilled would truly be an understatement, I was so moved that I just couldn't stop crying. 


I'm sorry too that I've been neglecting my blog recently, but to be honest I just simply haven't had 
the time to either craft or blog, what with the preparations for Christmas and the festivities themselves, but I've been busy these last few days with a few DT cards that are needed for the New Year and I've also given my Crafty area a overhaul with some new storage boxes and a good clear out ready to begin the new crafty year.




Isn't it lovely when your craft desk and area's all nice and tidy...the only trouble is trying to find things and also keeping it like this lol.

Wishing you all have a fabulous New Year

Huge Hugz
Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Spider Lily

Spider Lily


Hi everyone,

I hope that you're all almost prepared and looking forward to Christmas, I've still got lots and lots to do, a little bit more Christmas shopping left to do and a few more presents to wrap and of course the dreaded Christmas grocery shop, which just like most of you I'm not looking forward to it.

Never mind... my post today is another image from Aurora Wings...I just love Mitzi's images





Card Recipe
8x8 card, black card, red gloss card, mirri, silver organza ribbon, black satin ribbon, 
black pearls and ranger glossy accents



To colour this beautiful image I have used Spectrum Noir in the following colours
IG1, 2 & 4
DR1, 5 & 7
BT1 for the background
and as always I added a little glossy accents on the spider lilies for a little 
extra interest.


Hope that you like her

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 16 December 2013

My Fab News....

My Fab News....


Hi everyone,

I have just received some fabulous news that I would love to share with you all...I've been asked to join KennyK's Krafty Krew DT for 2014, and of course I replied with a huge YES PLEASE ...I just can't believe it and I'm still pinching myself as we speak lol.

So my post today is a KennyK card that I made today using "Club Kid"



Card Recipe
6x6 card, core'dinations, first editions DP's, gold mirri organza ribbon,
 LOTV sentiment, AB gemstone & some gold beads



This fabulous KennyK image was coloured with my spectrum noir pens
and I then added glossy accents, diamond stickles and some liquid pearls 
to create an extra bit of interest.


Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx


Friday, 13 December 2013

What A Lovely Surprise

What A Lovely Surprise


Hi everyone,
I haven't really had any time to craft so haven't got anything crafty to post but I really wanted to share the fabulous surprise that I received this afternoon.....These stunning flowers were sent to me from Sara Davies, Leann Chivers and the rest of the team at Crafter's Companion HQ...they're so beautiful and have really made my day....thank you so much everyone.




Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx



Thursday, 12 December 2013

A little bit of Fantasy

A little bit of Fantasy


Morning everyone,

This is going to be rather a quick post from me today, I'm heading off out and going to be battlling my way through the Christmas shopping crowds to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

This is another of Mitzi's beautiful images that I've coloured up using my Spectrum Noir pens




To colour this image I've use the following Spectrum Noir pens
BT1-6 & LV1+2




I also used some Glossy Accents, Sakura Silver Gelly roll, Crystal + Diamond 
Stickles and White Liquid Pearls.

As you can see she's still waiting to be placed on a card or framed 

Hope that you like her

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Embossalicious....

Embossalicious....


Morning everyone,
My post today is one of my DT samples for Crafter's Companion, featuring the Embossalicious embossing folders which Leann Chivers will be featuring today at 10am over on Create and Craft TV.



This one features the Butterfly Corner 6x6 embossalicious folder and also a Die'Sire 
sentiment stamp


And this one features the Latice 6x6 Embossalicious folder and one of the Die'Sire 
sentiment stamps

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pretty Ballerina

Pretty Ballerina


Hi everyone, I hope that you're all almost ready for the rather plump guy who wears red coming because it's not long at all now is it....I'm almost ready, only a few stocking fillers left to buy and wrap...and the tree will be going up tonight along with all the other decorations.

This is a card that I made yesterday using another of Mitzi's beautiful images from Aurora Wings





This beautiful image was coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens in the following colours 

TN1, FS1-FS4, PP1-PP4, LV1, IB1+2, EB1+2


Huge Hugz
Lorraine 
xXx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hobbycutz Challenge #28

Hobbycutz Challenge #28


Hi everyone, It's challenge time over at Hobbycuts where the theme this time is "CHRISTMAS DECORATION" and this is the decoration that I have made for our Challenge.




To make this pretty decoration I used Smooch Ink to colour one of the fabulous frames and small snowflakes from Hobbycutz, I then used Crafter's Companion Stick and Spray, then added Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles, Next I used a gorgeous Christmas sentiment digi from "LIMITED RUNS" front and back and glazed both sides with Glossy Accents and lastly I added some organza ribbon and a handmade bow and attached the snowflake to the frame.

Our fabulous Sponsor for this challenge is 



For more details and to see what my talented Hobbycutz Teamies have created 
please pop over to the Challenge blog

Huge Hugz,
Lorraine
xXx

Contemporary Christmas....

Contemporary Christmas....

Hi everyone,
My post today is my GDT card that I have made for the brand new challenge over at 


Where the theme this time is 

CHRISTMAS

and the fabulous sponsor is

All Dressed Up Stamps





For more details and to also see what the lovely 
"That Craft Place"
DT have created to help inspire you, please pop over to the challenge blog.

Huge Hugz,
Lorraine
xXx








Friday, 6 December 2013

And Now Something For The Men Folk....

And Now Something For The Men Folk...


Morning everyone,
I hope that you're all staying safe, warm and well...those winds and the flooding were really scary weren't they.
My post today is a card that I've made for our much neglected men folk lol using one of the fabulous Embossalicious folder's that Leann & Dawn from Crafter's Companion will be bringing us on Create and Craft TV over the next few days.



Card Recipe
Black Centura Pearl Card, Embossalicious Gun Metal embossing folder, 
Silver Mirri, Silver Card Candy, Pumice Distress Ink, Die'Sire Sentimentals 
Sentiment stamps and Sizzix Accordion Album Die


Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges




Thursday, 5 December 2013

Flutterby Butterly

Flutterby Butterfly


Hello everyone, my post for you today is one of my Crafter's Companion DT sample cards which I made using the New Embossalicious embossing folders that Leann from Crafter's Companion will be launching as a brand new Pick Of The Day....I just love these new folders, they're gorgeous.




Card Recipe
Core'dinations, Black card, 6x6 white card, Butterfly Swirl Corner Embossalicious 
6x6 embossing folder, Joy Craft butterfly border die, Stardust Stickles, Liquid Pearls, 
Die'Sire Tags die, and Die'Sire Sentimentals Sentiment.





I would love you to leave a comment or two to let me know what you think of my pocket 
style card and also what you think of our New Embossalicious folders at Crafter's Companion.

Huge Hugz,
Lorraine 
xXx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Simply Clean & Simple

Simply Clean & Simple


Hello everyone, I hope that you're all warm and well. Are you all getting into the Christmas spirit, well I for one am a little late this year putting up the Christmas tree and decorations, I would normally have them up on the 1st December but I plan to putting them up at the weekend.

My post today is a couple of C.A.S cards that I made (not very festive I know lol) 




Card Recipe
6x6 card, Core'dinations, Embossalicious "Floral Frenzy 6x6 and Petite Dots 6x6 folders"
  DP from my stash, Martha Stewart Heart Punch All Over The Page,
 Satin Ribbon, LOTV sentiment and a small white pearl.



Card Recipe
6x6 card, Core'dinations, Embossalicious "Floral Frenzy 6x6 folder" DP from my stash,
Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Heart Punch All Over The Page, LOTV Sentiment and 
a small White Pearl. 

Huge Hugz,
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter these two cards into the following challenges





Tuesday, 3 December 2013

At Last....

At Last....


Hi everyone, Well I'm starting to feel almost human AT LAST and I'm back at my craft desk as we speak....I'm never normally someone who gets colds and flu viruses, but OMG when I get one I get a real humdinger and this one has had me laid up in bed for a good few days, never mind onwards and upwards as they say lol...I would also like to thank everyone that sent well wishes, you really raised my spirits and help put a smile back on my face, I loves you all.

My post today is a card that I made whilst being bedridden, my Hubby and Son have been wonderful and have been bringing some crafty bits and pieces up to me so that I wouldn't go insane with the boredom.




Card Recipe

6x6 card, core'dinations, first edition design papers, silver mirri, aqua satin ribbon,
stickles, glossy accents and a pearl & gem jewel embellishment.



To colour this beautiful Hannah Lynn Image I have used my Spectum Noir Pens 
in the following colours
TN2, FS4, FS3, FS2, PP2, LV1, LV2, LV3, BT4, BT5, BT6, EB1, EB2, TN3

I then added glossy accents to the flowers, foliage, eyes and lips

Hope that you like her.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Crafty Girls Challenge #7

Crafty Girls Challenge #7


Morning everyone, It's time once again for our new challenge over at Crafty Girls Challenges and our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES

And this is my Crafty Girls Challenge DT card


To make this card I've used First Edtion DP's, Core'dinations, Mirri, Whimsy corner die, Glossy Accents, buttons, Bakers Twine and K&Company Epoxy Sentiment.
The fabulous image is from "Milk Coffee" and was coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pens.

Our fabulous sponsors are 

Floppy Latte


Milk Coffee



For more details on our new challenge and to see what my fab teamies have created to help to inspire you 
just pop over to the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog 
we would love to see all your wonderful creations.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx







Sunday, 24 November 2013

Hobbycutz Challenge #26

Hobbycutz Challenge #26


Good morning everyone, It's time once again for our new challenge over at Hobbycutz and the theme this time is

Anything Goes



Here are my two Hobbycutz DT cards,
I've got to admit as all of you who know me will already know that for all I love 
Steampunk I'm pretty rubbish at it.
Both of my cards feature Sassy Studio design images and were both coloured using 
my Spectrum Noir Pens.

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge are
So why not head over to our Hobbycutz Challenge Blog we really would love to see 
all your wonderful creations.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges









Friday, 22 November 2013

Red Poppie's

Red Poppie's


Hi everyone, well I'm off out shopping today and I'm really not looking forward to it, I think I must be one of the few women who don't actually enjoy the hustle and bustle of shopping, I would much rather be at home in the warm doing something that I like doing Oops did I say like I mean LOVE....Crafting lol.

My post today is another Aurora Wings image and this one is called " Red Poppie's" 



Card Recipe

8x8 white card, core'dinations, gold mirri, satin ribbon,mulberry blooms from W.O.C. 
gold twine, gold filigree leaf charms, wooden laser cut leaves from HOBBYCUTZ
Smooch accent ink, silver detail embossing powder, glossy accents, distress ink pads, 
stickles, peg stamps & flourish stamp

The image was coloured using spectrum noir and I created the background using 
gathered twig, peeled paint & spiced marmalade distress inks, I then added some flourishes 
stamped with the same distress inks and also silver embossing powder and last but 
not least I then used some peg stamps with fired brick distress ink and the silver 
embossing powders.


I hope that you all have a lovely weekend and manage to stay lovely and warm.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine 
xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

It's A Fair Cop...

It's A Fair Cop...


Hi everyone, I don't know about you but I'm freezing, Winter is most definitely here on the north east coast Brrrrrrr, time to get out my thermals, woolly jumper's and it's time once again to pinch my hubby's thick wooly socks lol, seriously I really hope that you're all staying safe and warm.

My post today features KennyK  who are having a DT call at the moment and  they're looking for 6 talented designers and also 4 VIP guest designers. Here's my latest KennyK make along with a couple that you may already have seen. I would like to enter "Hot Fuzz" into the kennyk's krafty krew - anything goes challenge

                                               
                                                                            Hot Fuzz


Card Recipe
6x6 card, core'dinations, organza ribbon & glossy accents



I coloured this fab KennyK image with my Spectrum Noir in the following colours:
FS1, FS2, FS4, FS8, TN2, PP2, CR7, CR9, EB2, GB9, GB4
IG8, IG9, IG10, True Black and Blender pen.


Brooklyn Babe


Mae Western


Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx









Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Orchid Fairy

Orchid Fairy


Hello everyone, my post today is a card that I've made for a friend's birthday and I've used one of my "Aurora Wings" digi's I just love these images that Mitzi creates they're breathtakingly beautiful, this one's called "Orchid Fairy"




Card Recipe
6x6 cream card, Core'dinations, Bo Bunny DP's & First Edition DP's,
Antique Gold satin Ribbon, Gold Mirri, Platimun, Bisque & White Liquid 
Pearls, Diamond & Golden Rod Stickles, Ivory Pearls and Pearl and diamonte Charm.




To colour this beautiful image I've used Spectrum Noir in the following colours:-
FS1, FS2, FS3, FS8, EB1, EB2, TN1, TN3, TN5
GB1, GB3, GB6, GB7, GB9, DG2 & Blender

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges




Saturday, 16 November 2013

Gardenia...

Gardenia...


Hello everyone, hope that you're all well and are looking forward to the weekend. My post today is going to rather a quick one, it's another beautiful Aurora wings Digi stamps called "Gardenia with Pearls" that I coloured up last night with my Spectrum Noir Pens. I haven't yet had time to pop her onto a card as yet as you can see, so I'll do that later when I get home.



The Spectrum Noir pens that I used to colour her as follows :-
IG1-IG4, BT4-BT7 & Blender

I also used  Crystal Stickles, Glossy Accents & Liquid Pearls,
Silver Miri and Core'dinations

I hope that you like her.

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Oops....

Oops....


Hi everyone,
You wouldn't believe what I've gone and done lol... I've only gone and sent all my Crafter's Companion DT samples for our brand new "Spectrum Noir"  Pick Of The Week launch into Head Office without photographing them first for my blog, I can be such a numpty sometimes. Never mind I've made a couple more cards to put on my blog for the launch which is this coming Friday on Create and Craft and I'm so excited.  

So here is my Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir DT make, I hope that you like it.


Card Recipe
Black car, Silver Miri, Firft Edition DP's Silver Organza Ribbon, Diamonte Brooch,
 Silver Butterfly Charm and large Pearls.

And I've coloured this Beautiful Aurorawings Digi stamp using my
 Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens in the following colours :-
IG1-IG7, LY1, IB1, PP1 & my Blender pen

Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges



My Other News

My Other News


Good Morning everyone, well at last I can finally tell you my other news, I've been fit to burst and to be honest I don't know how on earth I've managed to keep it to myself this long lol, Just over a week ago I got a message from Abbie from "Crafty Girlz Creations" to ask me to join their fabulous DT and of course my reply was a huge yes please, and today is my very first challenge with them. 

This fortnight our challenge is

ANYTHING GOES

and our fab sponsors for this challenge are 


where the winner will be able to choose 7 of their fab Digi Stamps and also another 3 
fab digi stamps from the Stamping Chef.



So to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize all you need to do is pop over 
to our challenge blog and share your "STEAMPUNK" make with us all at 



So here it is my very first DT make for the Crafty Girlz 


Card Recipe
Cream card, First Edition DP's, Core'dinations, Satin Ribbon, Silver Mirri, Stickles, Buttons and some Glossy Accents.

I coloured this Bugaboo image using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens in the following colours :-
FS1-FS5, PP2, PL1+2, EB6+7, BT5+6, PL3


Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx



Tuesday, 12 November 2013

My Wonderful News

My Wonderful News


Hi everyone, I know that I've been AWOL for a few days now but I've been so busy that at times I though that I would meet myself coming back lol, I've had lots of DT samples to make and I've also had some more of my Crafter's Companion projects published this time in a brand new crafting bookazine called " Digital Crafting Essentials" Issue 1, along with my Crafter's Companion Teamies Sharon Hayes Callis & Laine Webb.






I can't begin to tell you how chuffed I feel and I just cannot believe that in just over a month I've had my Crafter's Companion projects published in 3 magazines how lucky am I? I would like to thank Louisa McLean for getting them published for me.

I also have some more news to tell everyone but I'm sworn to secrecy until Thursday, and I'm so excited about it all I'm finding it soooooo hard not to say anything lol. I hope that you'll all come back and check out my blog on Thursday when I will reveal all.


Huge Hugz,
Lorraine 
xXx