Thursday, 31 December 2009


Just a quick note today. I would like to wish all my readers and followers a Healthy, Wealthy & Happy 2010.

Hope you all have a lovely day/night and look forward to continuing this blog in the coming year.

Thank you all for reading it is really appreciated.

Lorraine XXX

Sunday, 27 December 2009


This a photo of Stuart's daughter Freya who spent some of Christmas day with us. Freya and I kept getting a fit of the giggles and kept getting told off. It was all good fun and we had a really lovely day.
I was really spoilt and didn't do a thing all the time I was there which was lovely. It was so good I have booked in again for next year.
Well I don't know about everyone else but I am itching to get Christmas Dec's away and craft things back out, my house doesn't look right without bits of craft everywhere.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


I would like to wish all my readers and followers a very happy and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

I look forward to continuing this blog throughout 2010.

Lorraine x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

This picture is a lovely picture of Robbie & AJ at the party at RWS on Saturday. Jane and I cheated by buying the hats and not making them. They look better on you two than us.
I had a really good afternoon and lots of laughs. Then went to Jane's for a lovely tea.
I think I have over done it in the last few days as my ankle was really painful all evening and in the night. I am going to have a restful day today, doing nothing, oh but will have to do some cooking on cooking world lol.
Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 19 December 2009


My grandchildren are now on count down to Christmas, I love it when children do count down in sleeps.

The magic of christmas is wonderful though childrens eyes, I missed it all when my daughter grew up but have now got it back through my grandchildren, don't want them to loose it.

I am going away for Christmas this year the first time I have done this, so have got mixed feelings about it. I am going to spend it with my friend Stuart in Brough not to far away though.

My ankle is not much better it is still swollen and painful and many different colours. I had to have another xray last night on the advise of the nurse at my GP's. Spent 2 hours in A&E but with the company of Jane & Jess it wasn't boring. Jane you have the most odd sense of humor and make me laugh so so much you are a tonic. And Jess thanks so much for taking me I know you don't like driving in the bad weather , but you were a star.

Hope you are all enjoying the snow

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Sorry it's been a while since I last updated my blog. Like everyone else I have been trying to finish all my Christmas cards and buy the presents. Which I am pleased to say are now done,

On Sunday I thought I would put the tree up in the morning and was going to spend the afternoon with some friends. As all well planned days it didn't happen like that. The tree went up ok although doesn't look as good as usual, then disaster struck I fell in my kitchen and badly sprained my ankle. So spent Sunday afternoon with friends but in casualty well at least I saw them.

I am hoping and praying that it is soon better and I can get out and about again. I have worked really hard this year in trying to loose weight and have managed to loose 3st 4lbs, and am really looking forward to having some new clothes (especially a little black dress) to wear when I go out and want to feel good.

Well the ankle is beginning to get better but I am known for being impatient and want to be running about instead of taking it easy. I am trying I have promised my very special sister in-law Lorna and very special friend Stuart that I will. (it doesn't help that they are both nurses).

Thanks for visiting and reading my blog

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 10 December 2009


This is the card I have made for my granddaughter Ieasha's birthday. She will be 11 tomorrow.
Anyone who knows Ieasha will know that this card is just her. I cannot believe that she will be 11 the years just seem to fly past. Have a lovely birthday darling.
Well I have nearly finished all my Christmas cards and am looking forward to having a break, but I am sure after a few days I will be wanting to get it all out again.
Thank you for reading
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


This is my granddaughter Ieasha making her Christmas cards. We had a lovely evening last night, we had tea then settled down to make some card.

I am a very messy crafter as you can see from the table, Ieasha really gets annoyed with me as she cannot find anything and wonders how I manage to craft when everything is in a mess, but if I tidy up I cannot find anything. I am sure other people find this as well.

Ieasha is getting really good at card making and forgot to take photo's of her cards to share here, but she will be back again to make some so will share them then.

Sorry my blogs have not been very frequent lately but with Christmas shopping and making the cards it is a very busy time for everyone, but I will try to keep them more regular (just for you Jane).

Well I better go and make some more Christmas cards at least all my presents are now brought. Thanks for your help with this Jane it is very much appreciated.

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 30 November 2009


I made these 2 cards from left over pieces from 2 larger cards. I haven't put the larger one's on as they didn't photograph very well.

I have had a very busy day today, been to have the stitches out of my cheek, from when I had the mole removed last week. While at the doctors the nurse thought it a good idea for me to have my swine flu injection. As I have been deliberating whether to have it or not it is now done, and thankfully I don't have to think about it anymore.

Well I am going to have a break from Christmas cards and going to make some baby cards, I will share them when I have made them.

Well that's all for now have a nice evening.

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009


I love this card, teenagers are really hard to make cards for, but this is just perfect. I cannot take credit for the painting that was done by Jane. Thanks for helping me out it is really appreciated.
I found some bright jazzy backing paper and matted and layered the images with some holographic card to give it a lift. It is finished off with flowers punched out of the left over paper and a little rosebud in the middle and as always a charm.
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


This is a very rare photo of me and my daughter Lisa. I cannot remember when we last had a photo taken together. I was totally banned from putting this photo on face book so thought I would share it here instead.
Lisa joined us on our night out but managed to stay out of the photo's,.
I have been making cards, had a break from Christmas and now doing some birthday cards which I will share with you later
Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2009


I have had a lazy day today. I have made 3 Christmas cards one of which is above. This is a Kanban sheet and I got 3 cards out of 1 sheet so this makes it good value.
I have just added some ribbon and gems.

I had a really good birthday and thank you to everyone who made it special, for all the lovely cards, presents and text messages.

The long awaited night out tonight I am really looking forward to it.

Lorraine xxx

Lazy Day

Friday, 20 November 2009


I have just received this lovely card and flowers from my wonderful friend Tracey. The card is gorgeous Tracey all the detail and I just love the flower's. This must be the first birthday for ages that I haven't got any craft items.

I am having such a lovely day everyone is being so kind and thoughtful. Thank you everyone for making my birthday special.
Well must go get ready going out for a meal.
Love Lorraine xxx


Just a quick note today, to share my birthday card that Jane sent me. It is absolutely gorgeous Jane I love it thanks.

I will share some more of my birthday cards over he weekend

Lorraine x

Thursday, 19 November 2009


This is one of the 10 cards that I made today. I have used the forever friends again, you get such a lot in one pack they are very good value for money.

I have used the bo bunny papers this is a double sided one and I have used both sides, I have put ribbon round the centre to hide the join. The christmas trees are cut out of a sheet of bo bunnt paper and finished off with a message.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Christmas Card

This is the only card that I have made today. I have used a decoupage from the Forever Friends,

and punched out a snowflake with a punch I got from Running with Sissors. I have also hung a

beautiful father christmas charm from the snowflake. I am addicted to charms at the moment

and they are on nearly all my cards.

I have had a lovely afternoon out shopping with my very special friend Jane. Thanks Jane you

are an inspiration and wonderful friend xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

First Blog

I made this card for my mum's birthday