Friday, 31 December 2010


Just want to wish all my followers a very happy and prosperous new year. Thank you all for your support in the last year.

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 25 December 2010


Just wanted to share a quick photograph of my grandchildren at Christmas. Caden refused to come on the photo was too busy playing with his DS. I have never known him to be so quite.

I did manage to get a quick photo of him while he was engrossed in the game.

Thank you everyone for my lovely presents love them all.

On a sad note this is the 1st Christmas without my dear friend Mary yesterday would have been her birthday and tomorrow her and her husbands wedding anniversary. RIP Mary love you.

Hope you are all enjoying your day with family and friends. I just wanted to take a few minutes out to remember Mary and know she would have loved to see the photo's

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010


I am sorry that I have not blogged for a while, but life has been very busy. I would just like to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and hope you all have a great time.

My Christmas this year is going to be good spending it with family and friends. I have been lucky this year that some old friends who I haven't seen in over 20 years have come back into my life and it has been nice getting back together. It just seems that we have never been apart. I have also met some very nice and lovely people in the past few months, one of which has become a very special friend. Robyn I feel I have known you all my life pity you are so far away . All in all I think 2011 is going to be a very exciting year with lots of changes.

I will be back in the new year and will try to keep up to date with my blog and may be a re vamp.

Hope all your Christmas wishes come true as mine have.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 15 November 2010


I made this card for a friend to give to her niece. It was a quick and easy card as I am also trying to get Christmas cards made as well. The backing paper is Papermania, Capsule Collection from the Aqua pad. I am loving these papers. I got them from Hobbycraft when I went with Jane. They also do a other colours and I also got the The Red Hot Pack. I have backed it on black card and just put some ribbon around the centre. The decoupage is from the Kanban range. It is all finished off with a flower, charm and some gems all from my stock. The gems I have had for years just forgot I had them, so they are getting used up now.

It has been a change to make some birthday cards instead of Christmas, but must get back to making them or I will be buying mine. My craft room is an absolute mess and I really should tidy it but am thinking it can wait till all the cards are finished, my famous last words.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 13 November 2010


I have had a lovely day today with my granddaughter Ieasha and a friends daughter Caitlin. The girls had never met before but after a few minutes were chatting away like they had known each other forever. I am sure they are going to be good friends.

We spent the afternoon making cards. The cards below are the one's Ieasha made.

The next set are the one's Caitlin made. They have both made some beautiful Christmas Cards all there own ideas and designs. It was so nice to be crafting with 2 giggly girls and to hear them chattering away.

The afternoon was such a success we have arranged another one when they are going to do some stamping and painting, that should be fun. Thank you girls for a lovely fun filled afternoon xx.

Just a quick post as I wanted to share the girls cards with you.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Hello again everyone I am sorry it's been such a long time since my last blog. I just don't know were the time goes. This is a card I made for my friend to give to her boyfriend on his 21st birthday. I have done a gate fold card and overlapped the car image so as not to use ribbon.

I also stamped out his name and then punched the letters out. The alphabet stamps were my bargain of the month 99p from The Range at Scunthorpe.

I have used some of the forever Friends images on the inside and finished off with a verse.

Have a nice evening everyone and hopefully I will be back tomorrow to blog again

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 1 October 2010


I have made this wedding card for a friend. I have done the open book card to make it more special. I have used baby pink card and matted it with some lovely glitter vellum, (from the Hobby House, Tetney) which I got by accident and I am glad I did as it looks stunning. You do not get the full beauty of it in the photo. I used a old dufex image on one side and flowers from Orchid Crafts. I have decorated the insides with some bits and pieces I had of the dufex crafts. All finished off with pearls and a charm.

I finished off the card by making a box and decorating it with the same flowers as on the card.

I will be back tomorrow with another card, but I am having a day off crafting today and going out for lunch with Jane and meeting Julie and Jaime later for tea. All this food will have to be careful hat I eat lol.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 30 September 2010


It seem ages since I have blogged and i have got a few cards to share, so will do them over the next few days.

This is the card that I made for my dad's 81st birthday which was last week. He loves his football and has been a life long Liverpool supporter, so this card was apt for him in the Liverpool colors.

Last year for his 80th birthday he and mum went a a cruise, something he has always wanted to do. They really enjoyed it and have been on two more since and another one booked.

I was sat earlier thinking about what a lot has happened in the year since his 80th birthday, and how my life has changed mostly due to my weight loss and being more confident (to which a big thank you goes to a very special person in my life), who I won't name as they would be so embarrassed.

Well back to crafting, be back either later or tomorrow with more cards.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I haven't made any New Home cards for ages and all of a sudden I have 2 to make. The first 1 is for the couple who I made the wedding card for with the butterflies on. They are moving into married quarters in a few weeks time, so good luck to them.

The 2nd card is for my nephew James who has just graduated and got a job in Huddersfield. He moved into his flat this week. Good luck James in your new job and new flat. I am reliably informed it is not to far from the pub.

I have made the cards from stash I had in and am trying so hard to use up.

Yesterday I had to have a filling and a tooth out, so today my mouth is really tender (but a good excuse to eat Ben & Jerry;s ice cream) so I am having a lazy day.
Sorry it is a short post but the ice cream is calling my name, how it knows it I don't know lol

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 5 September 2010


I don't usually make bereavement cards, but last night I lost a very special person in my life and felt I had to make a card.

Mary was a very special lady who was like my second mum, she supported me when I was having Lisa, when Bill died and many other occasions though out the last 38 years.

We both shared a love of reading and always swoped books as we read the same kind of books. Mary was also the first person to buy one of my cards and has always brought her cards from me, so it was only fitting that I made this card.

We used to spend lots of time chatting and laughing and putting the world to rights and loving to hear Caden's latest words of wisdom, how we use to laugh.

RIP you were a remarkable lady and will always be in my thoughts. As always when I left you here's a big hug and I love you loads. Will miss you like mad my very dear friend.

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 2 September 2010


I have got 2 cards to share today. On the first one I have used the rest of the sheet of backing paper from the card I showed previously. This is another image that Jane has painted (we are making a good team Jane lol) Thank you for doing it. I have put the girls name which I have stamped and punched out. The alphabet stamps were my bargain of the day on Tuesday. I took mum, dad and Ieasha to Scunthorpe shopping. I have been looking for these stamps for ages, I have always borrowed Janes. I couldn't believe it when I saw them in the Range for 99p yes 99p instead of 10.99. I just need to find the punch now.

The second card is for the same girl, I have painted the image of the magnolia girl and cup cake in distress inks and have finished it off with flower, charm and buttons.

Tomorrow is a big day for my granddaughter Ieasha, she starts at the senior school (havelok) I'm sure you will be fine Ieasha make lots of new friends and join lots of clubs. I will be more nervous than her I think and will be waiting for her to come home with all the news.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 30 August 2010


This is my first Christmas card, so come on Jane get started. While we were out on Friday we saw these small easel cards on display at the Hobby House, so I thought I would have a play and here is the finished result just a quick and easy card.

I thought they would be an ideal size to use up all the small bits and pieces that you have left over and believe me I have loads.

Well just a short post tonight got lots of ironing to tackle.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 28 August 2010


This is the second image on the sheet of the Forever Friends Wedding. I have made this for a friend who is getting married in September.

The wedding has got a butterfly theme so I have put a butterfly charm in the corner. I have made a box and decorated it with butterflies.

I had a lovely day yesterday. I spent the day with Jane we went shopping, had lunch and lots of laughs, a real girly day. These days are special and very enjoyable.

Tomorrow I am going to have another day crafting, then going swimming in the early evening as part of my keep fit regime. I love being in the pool I feel I can move without any restrictions although do have to watch my limits.

Sorry it's a short post.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 26 August 2010


As promised last night I have got two cards to share with you today. The first card is one I made for my friend. This card looks really pretty in real life. I just love the pale pinks and the image. I haven't put any charm's on just a bow and on the tag I have put the girls name.

This second card is for the same little girl. I have used an image kindly lent to me by Janet, and the painting was done by Jane who helped me out when I was really busy. Thank you to you both. I have used bits of backing paper that was left over from a larger sheet. I have added a charm and a flower just to finish it off.

I feel like I have had a very creative morning making these two card and a cake. I am trying really hard to get to my target with my diet and have not got far to go.
The cake I have made is a strawberry roulade and is really yummy. The good news is you can eat the whole cake on the slimming world diet as it it only 1/2 a synn in the cake. I haven't managed to eat a whole cake to myself yet lol.

I just want to share something which my grandson Keenan said to me last week. WE were at Pleasure Island and he said "Nanna you are the coolest Nanna ever", when I asked why, he said "because you have a computer, go on facebook, have the best mobile ever wear jeans. Thank you for that Keenan you made me feel fantastic, love you.

Well better get back to crafting whilst still got ideas buzzing round in my head.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


I am sorry that I haven't got any cards to share tonight. I did have two to put on but accidentally deleted them from my camera and had already sent them.

The 1st one was one I made for Catherine & Eoin to thank them for the lovely time I had in London. I had found a print on a Joanna Sheen disc of the London Eye which was very appropriate. I did the background papers in dark and pale blue and add some flowers, which I had brought from a craft shop in London.

The second card was one I had made for my special friend Jane whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday Jane. Hope you have had a lovely day. I wanted to put some lovely flowers on that I had brought specially for the card, but I have lost them somewhere in my craft room. How you can lose a big box of flowers I will never know.

Also want to wish Ernie a very happy birthday too.

I have got lots of things going on at the minute some hopefully very exciting and will update you all as they take shape and start happening, which will hopefully be very soon.

I am hopefully going to have a full day in my craft room tomorrow so should have some cards to share with you then.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Just a quick blog, but I wanted to share that I have had a lovely day today at Pleasure Island. I took 2 of my grandchildren Ieasha& Keenan, Ieasha's friend Amber and my friend Julie with her son Brad.

Ieasha and Amber kept going off on there own as they like all the big fast rides and I don't do them. I did manage a few rides (smaller one) and against my better judgement went on the ghost train. I was terrified and Julie has bruising on her arm to show it, sorry Julie.

It was nice to spend time with Ieasha & Keenan because as they grow up they start to do there own thing and go out with there friends.

Sorry it's short but I am so tired.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

I have made this wedding card for my Mum & Dad who are going to a wedding next week. I have just done a quick and easy card as it was short notice. I have used a Forever Friends decoupage and matted and layered. It is finished off with flower, pearl gems and a charm, I put the 3 hearts at the bottom to just finish off.

This is a card I made for a friend I have used the dufex make up decoupage and did an easel card. I have punched a boarder punch from the martha stuart range and put lace round to finish off.

So Janet 2 cards I have full filled my promise lol.

I would just like to share something that a friend who is very special to me said today. "It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about you, it's what you believe about yourself that matters." This is so true and something I will try to remember.
As they came from the last person I would have expected to say this they were more special. Thank you for those words, they meant a lot and you will always be special to me.

Sorry its short.

Thanks for reading
Lorraine xxx


Hello to all my readers. After a lot of thought and talking to friends and family (and nagging from Janet lol) I have decided to continue with my blog.

After a very difficult few months which I am not going to say anymore about as it is now in the past and I intend to move forward in a more positive frame of mind. I realised I had probably made a very hasty decision, so here I am back again.

I have just spent 5 days with my niece Catherine and her husband Eoin in London, I have been totally spoilt and well looked after.

I cannot believe how much we managed to do in the short time I was there, London Eye, Tower of London lots of museums and of course some shopping. Even found some fantastic craft shops which I spent hours browsing round. The highlight of my trip was to see The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, I felt so important watching from a box and of course wine served at the interval.

This is a photograph of Catherine and I in our box with glass of wine. All in all I was very spoilt, we also visited some lovely restaurants. Just what I needed. I will never be able to thank you both enough for your kindness and generosity but most of all for believing in me that I could do London, although it did include a lot of black cabs lol.

Just a quick thank you to all my friends who have been very supportive over the past few months you all know who you are, so thank you xx

I am now going to make a card, got lots to do. Will hopefully blog it later.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 26 July 2010


Just a quick post to inform my follower's that I will be deleting this blog at the end of the week.

I would like to thank all of my followers for your support and comments whilst I have been blogging.

There are numerous reasons I am going stop
to blogging, which I wont go into on here.

Janet good luck with your designing, and hope everything goes ok with your friend. You are always a support to people and a good friend, but don't forget to take time for yourself.

Thanks again for reading my blogs

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 4 July 2010


I am sorry for not updating my blog, it seems ages since my last blog. Thing round here have been pretty hectic, although I have been making cards I do not seem to have had time to photograph them. I did have one to put on today but when I went to do it the photo was awful and didn't show up very well. I will try and put some on very soon.

The days just seem to fly past at the minute, my dad has been in hospital and this has caused a lot of worry for us all. He does seem better at the moment but still not quite right. My health has been a bit erratic of late and I know this is down to me trying to do to much, which I promised myself that I wouldn't do. I find it so hard to rest and sit and do nothing.

Also with the nice weather I have been spending time with my grandchildren, we have been to the beach and for ice creams after tea, when the homework is done of course lol. There is no more precious time than spending time with them and try and spend as much time as I can with them, they grow up to fast.

My granddaughter Ieasha has just spent 2 taster days at the senior school that she will be going to in September. I cannot believe she is going, were have all the years gone. Anyway Lisa and myself were on edge all the first day, wondering if she was ok and everything going through our minds as you do. No need to worry though she came home really excited and cannot wait to go she loved it.

Well I will finish now as I feel I might be waffling on. In answer to your question Jane yes I am blogging lol.

Thanks you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


I have made this card for my Mum to give to my Sister In-Law. Every year I have to do one with shoes on so as I have exhausted all the shoes in my collection I have gone back to the City Girls Collection.

I have painted them with distress inks and the papers I have used are from the Bo Bunny range, purchased from RWS. I have punched the flowers from some left over paper and put a rose in the middle. I just added a charm and some glitter glue on the sash on the dress and necklace.

I had lost my inspiration for making cards but thankfully it is back and I enjoyed painting and making this card, so hopefully it is back to stay, as it has been a bit all over the place the last few months.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010


I have made this card for a friend who had a baby boy on Tuesday, Thomas James. Congratulations Gemma & James.

I have made a large easel card and will make a box for it to fit in. The image is from my very good friend Jane and it came already painted lol. Thanks Jane your a gem. I have used baby backing paper from Craft Creations and bazzil from RWS. I have used a Martha Stewart boarder punch and decorated with ribbon from my stash. All finished off with flowers and a charm.

I also want to wish Tracy a very special friend a very very happy birthday. Have a great day and enjoy your girly day tomorrow. Lots of Love. xxx

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 24 May 2010


I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather, i seems to hot to craft, but cards must be made. This is a baby card I have made for a friend. They all seem to be boy's at the moment. I have another friend about to give birth any day and know that is a boy to.

I have made the card like a book. I have used the Forever Friends decoupage and decorated it it with flowers and a charm.

The inside I have made a pocket to put a gift voucher or money into. Everything used is from my stash. I keep using things up but it never seems to go down. Oh well I will keep trying.

Enjoy the rest of the warm weather, hope it lasts.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 16 May 2010


This is the card I have made for my next door neighbours. Again it is an easel card and forever friends decoupage. I didn't have just the right color of flower so punched them out of the backing paper I have used. All finished with a charm and glitter. Congratulations to you both. Cannot wait for a cuddle.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


I have made this Christening card for a friend, who wanted a special card for her Granddaughter's Christening. I have done the large easel card. The image is from Forever Friends as is the backing paper. I have finished it off with flower's and a charm.

I no I haven't blogged for a while and do not know what I have been doing or were the time has gone, I promise to try and be a bit more regular with my blogging.

My Granddaughter Ieasha is busy doing her STATS at the moment, I know she reads my blog, so lots of love Ieasha, do your best as you always do and you will do fine. Love you loads.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 2 May 2010


This is my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge. I have painted the image with distress inks and used backing paper from the Wild Asparagus range. I have added the flowers a charm and highlighted the flowers with stickles.

Sorry this is a short blog but have had a very busy day and am feeling tired now.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Just thought I would share this story with my readers. My grandson Caden who is just 5 years old had been learning about the Icelandic volcano at school this week. When I saw him today we were sat chatting about school and that his best friend had gone on holiday to Turkey for a week.

Caden said he had told him to be careful in the aeroplane because of the stuff from the volcano could get in the aeroplane and make it crash when it gets to Turkey. I said but Caden the volcano is in Iceland not Turkey. He looked at me as though I was stupid and said Nanna ready for it ......they have moved it. bet you all didn't know that did you . lol . I was then informed that did I know that everything in Turkey is free, a child's interpretation of Fully Inclusive.

I do love the innocence and the interpretation of children. Caden I do love you

Hope this has made you all smile to

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Just a quick post today. I have made this card for my friend, for her Mother's birthday. This is the first time I have done an easel card in this size and I am quite pleased with it.

I had a disaster yesterday when the shelving in my craft room collapsed again, stuff everywhere. I really am going to have to get some proper shelving put up.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 25 April 2010


A friend asked me make her a wedding card for her Niece. This is the card I have made. I am quite proud of myself because everything apart from the flowers are from stash I have had for ages. It is a good feeling when you use old stuff up, but it never seems to go down.

The image is a dufex one and I have edged it with lace, I have used pale pink pearl paper and put it through the cuttlebug to lift it. It is finished with some ivory flowers and pearls. The message was printed on white paper so I chalked it to blend it in.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 24 April 2010


I am finally back into the world of craft and blogging. For many of you who know me will know that I have MS. Over the past few months I have been having a relapse but being me chose to ignore it. Well it finally caught up with me and last weekend I had to have some intense treatment, which was not very nice, but it was well worth it because I cannot believe how much better I feel now. I think I have learnt a very valuable lesson "do not ignore what is happening".

I really could not have got through the past few months with out all my special friends, all of whom have played some part in supporting me. A HUGE thank you to you all. I went back to the crop at RWS today and really enjoyed meeting up with everyone
and will now try and blog regular again. (promise Janet). Well enough of me and on to the card.

I have used backing paper from the Wild Asparagus range, I have used loads from this range just lately, I am really pleased RWS stock them, thanks Tracey. The image is off the glitzy lady CD, I had some paper lace that I wanted to use up but felt it needed something else so, I weaved some lilac ribbon through to just give it that lift, as always finished off with flowers.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 19 April 2010


Pop over to Jody from Oz blog to for her blog candy.>

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 18 April 2010


This birthday card is for a very special lady who I have been very good friends with for about 20 years. Ann and I first met at work Ann worked in the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service and I worked for Social Services in the same department, we hit it off and became very firm friends.

I don't see much of her and her husband now as when they retired they moved to Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland a beautiful place. I have spent many happy holidays there.

Ann's husband Raymond takes you on sight seeing tours and you never know were you are going to end up, some days travelling miles and miles in the car looking at all the beautiful scenery.

We also find lots of old book shops as we both have a love of reading and spend hours browsing the old shops in quaint little towns. That was a lovely trip down memory lane, think I will have to go visit soon.

Now back to the card, the papers I have used is from the My Minds Eye, Wild Asparagus range, I am loving this range, all from RWS thank you for stocking the Tracey. The flowers are from my stash but from RWS also, I remember seeing the small green flowers before they went on sale and wanted to buy them there and then, which I did and I think they match perfectly. The image is from the kanban range and is just perfect for my friend Ann. I have just put some lace around it to lift it a bit.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx


I just want to post a quick blog today to thank my very good friends Jane and Janet for all the support they have given me over the past few weeks whilst I have not been feeling to good.

I have MS and occasionally I have a difficult time and this has been one of them. Jane you you have been great helping me with all sorts of everyday things and just being there listening to me moan on. Janet you have taken the trouble to contact me everyday to check I am OK which really means a lot to me. I would also like to thank all my friends who have been supportive.

I am now feeling much better after some treatment and will soon be back into world causing havoc.

Thank you to each and everyone of you

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 16 April 2010


This is the card I have made for my very special Niece Catherine. I have had lots of trouble for some reason with this card, I have taken it apart and put together 4 times, just could not get it right. I hope she likes it.

I have used everything from all my odds and ends, it felt good using up bits and not starting a new sheet of paper, but must get some more of the black flower paper I love it and have not got any left. The image was borrowed from Janet, thanks Janet.

I don't see Catherine very often as I would like, as she lives in London with her husband Eoin, although I can feel a visit coming on soon as it would be lovely to see you both. I think I have only seen you both twice since the wedding and that was 4 years ago. It was a lovely wedding they got married in Knightsbridge London, and I was honored to be asked to do a reading at the service. All in all it was a lovely weekend catching up with family and touring London.

Have a great birthday Catherine.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 12 April 2010


This is a card I have made for someone, they wanted it for today, so quickly made it this morning. I needed 3 of the burgundy flowers but when I came to put them on I realised I only had 2, disaster. Luckily I remembered Tracey at RWS had a class this afternoon so a quick phone call and the day was saved. Thanks Tracey you were a lifesaver.

I had painted the image last night so only had to put the card together today all the papers are what has been left over from previous cards, taking a leaf out of Tracey's book and trying to use 1 piece of leftover on each card I make.

I had a lovely weekend with my special friend Stuart for his birthday. Went out on Friday night a very late night and had an early morning as his daughter Freya wanted me watch her play football and kick off was 10am and we had to leave at 9am to get there in time.

Early on Saturday morning wondering what had possessed me to agree to this I reluctantly got out of bed and got ready. Well what a surprise it was, the girls played really well and won 3-0 they could show some professional footballers (who earn millions) how it is done. Well done girls I hope you win your league I know you are top at the moment with 3 games to go. Freya you are a brilliant footballer well done.

Well after a fun filled weekend with lots of food and drink (vodka) today I got ready to go get weighed at Slimming World fully expecting to have put weight on. Imagine my surprise when I gingerly got on the scales and had LOST 2lb, ecstatic. I don't intend to stick to the weekend diet sure it wouldn't last for long and would soon start putting the pounds on again. I don't intend to go back there, it has been to much hard work and I am nearly at target.

Hope you all have a good week.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Pop along to for a chance to win the friday flowers blog candy.

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 9 April 2010


It is my very special friend Stuart's birthday tomorrow and this is the card that I have made for him. I am posting this today as I am going across to Hull later for a party night out for his birthday and don't think I will be able to do it tomorrow.

The backing papers are from my fave shop RWS I have personalized it with his name down the side using Jane's stamps I love them they just give it that added touch. Thanks Jane.

A short post as I better go get ready for a long awaited night out.

It just remains for me to say Happy Birthday Stu have a great day (l.u.l.n.s)

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx


It was my beautiful daughter Lisa's birthday yesterday and this is the card that I sent her (I know I have blogged it before). I cannot believe were all the years have gone. I am so proud of you Lisa andlove you very much and I know your dad would have been so proud of what you have achieved.

Last night my very special friend Jane and her daughter Jess came for tea. I never cooked spag bol. lol . We had a lovely night it was so funny, helped by a bottle of wine must do it again very soon with a bottle of wine top of the agenda.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


This is my entry for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge. The challenge was a recipe 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 papers.

The papers I have used are Bo Bunny which I got from RWS my favourite craft shop. I have borrowed the stamp from Nicki, thank you Nicki and my friend Jane gave me the buttons, thanks Jane. The ribbon is from my stash.

Hope everyone has had a good Easter.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 3 April 2010


I would just like to wish all my followers and reader a very happy Easter. I am trying not to eat any chocolate and stick to my diet, but think I am going to fail. A friend has just brought me a bottle of wine and a bag of my favourite chocolate praline chocolate truffles. I will really have to try hard and make them last over several days. Think it is going to be very difficult.

I am going for a family meal tomorrow, which will be very nice. I am looking forward to seeing my nephews as I haven't seen them for ages. One is at university and the other is living and working in London. The rest of the weekend will be spent crafting so should have plenty to share next week.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 2 April 2010


This is my card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I have used papers from My Minds Eyes, Wild asparagus range, which I am loving. The stamp I have used is Sugar Nellie, thanks Janet for lending it to me. Thank you Margaret for the ribbon that you gave me it is lovely.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 1 April 2010


This is my card for the Just Magnolia Challenge. I wasn't going to enter this week as it has been a difficult week, but Janet kept on at me to finish the card and put it on my blog. Thanks Janet your a true friend.

All of the papers are from my stash as are the flowers and buttons. The magnolia stamps I borrowed from a friend, thanks Lynda it was really kind of you.

Sorry it is short post, hope to be back to normal next week.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 29 March 2010


Thank you so much Nicki for this beautiful blogger award.

I will now list 10 things that I love:-

1. My daughter Lisa

2 My 3 beautiful grandchildren

3 All my wonderful friends

4 My bed

5 My craft room

6 Spending time with friends crafting

7 Charms & Gems

8 Going out drinking

9 Eating out

10 Spending time with family

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 26 March 2010


Please pop over and look at and enter the Friday flowers

Lorraine xxx


This is my entry for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. The stamp is a new one I brought from RWS. I have used blue bazzil and then some pink floral on top. I have used the nestabilities to cut the square shape and just decorated with flowers and buttons.

I do not use buttons very often and I really enjoyed using them on this card.

Sorry it is short but want to catch the deadline.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx


These are 2 Easter Cards that I have made. When I was doing my craft room I found loads of Easter dufex sheets so thought I had better use them up. (give me more space for new things). I have done the easel card again which I am loving doing, they are so easy but very effective.

I hadn't realised that Easter was so near so everything was a rush, I hadn't even brought any Easter eggs yet.

The backing papers I have used the green one is K &CO and the pink is a down load from cuddly buddly. I have used green and pink bassil. All purchased from RWS. The flowers are from my stash.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 21 March 2010


This is my card for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge. I am really liking these easel cards. Everything I have used is from my stash, so cannot tell you were they are from or make as I have had them ages. Thank you Nicki for lending me your stamp.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx


This is my card for the Friday Sketcher and Just Magnolia Challenges. This is my first ever attempt at an easel card and I really enjoyed doing it.

I have painted the images with distress inks, the backing papers are from RWS the flowers, pearls are from my stash.

The cupcake image was kindly given to me by Anne, thanks so much, I love it might have to buy it.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 18 March 2010


I have made this card for someones 18th Birthday. I have used one of the City Girls stamps again. I have pleated lace around the image, thank you Tracey for sharing this and giving me a lesson. I have used distress inks for the painting broken china (dress) vintage photo & antique linen for the hair and skin in tattered rose.

The backing papers are from RWS, and the flowers and charm is from my stash.

I would like to give a big thank you to Lynsey who is doing her work experience at RWS for her help yesterday, it was a pleasure to be served by you Lynsey.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 15 March 2010


Just a quick post, but as promised yesterday this is the card that Nicki made for me. As I'm sure you will all agree it is beautiful. I love it Nicki, thank you so much. You are so talented.

Sorry it's short.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 14 March 2010


I would just like to wish all the mum's out there a very happy mother's day.

I have had a lovely day, my daughter and grandchildren got me some lovely cards and a gift voucher so I can spoil myself. My very special friend ( who is like my second daughter) made me the most beautiful card, I will share it with you all tomorrow. Thank you Nicki it means so much to me. When I opened it I had a lump in my throat, it was so thoughtful. I would be very proud to have you has a daughter.

My mum and dad then turned up with a big bunch of flower's and a large punnet of grapes, anyone who knows me no's I'm a BIG fruit addict.

Thanks to you all for making my day very special. I love you all.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 11 March 2010


This is my card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. I have really enjoyed this challenge, thanks Jane for the recipe.

All the backing papers are from my stash as is the ribbon and buttons. The flowers are Prima flower which I brought from RWS. I have also added a butterfly charm.

I am going to give this card to a little girl for her 7th birthday, so wanted it to be girly and pretty.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx