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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