Friday, 29 January 2010

I made this card for my Mum to give to my nephew David's birthday. Hope you had a lovely birthday David.

I have used a download from the Cuddly Buddly website. I have purchased loads off this site in the past, they do lots of different backing papers that are always there when you want them.

I have been painting some images this week, I am still learning the shadowing but hopefully will pick it up soon, and will be able to share the cards with you on here.

I am going to spend the afternoon crafting at Running With Scissors, looking forward to catching up with my friends.

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


I was asked to make a anniversary card with gardening on it, as I make a lot of cards for her I was struggling to find something.

On this card I have used a decoupage sheet, after using lots of die cut one's it was a shock to have to cut it out. Surprising I enjoyed doing it. I have used a sheet of backing paper from the Delights range (running with scissors) and just plain dark green card. I have lifted the decoupage by layering it in silver mirri card.

As it was for a male I needn't want to put my usual flowers and charms but did manage to put this silver heart on.

I would like to wish my cousin Dawn a very happy birthday for tomorrow, have a great day Dawn x

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 24 January 2010

These are 2 cards that I have made today. I love making baby cards. The top card is made from a kanban topper, having 4 to make for the same people make it a bit difficult. I have made the flower from vellum, an idea I picked up from Tracey at the Running with Scissors crop yesterday, and put a mulberry flower in the centre.

The bottom card is a Forever Friends decoupage which I have matted and layered using the Nesties. I have made the flower from the backing papers and added a gem and teddy charm.

I went to the auditorium with Jane & Jess on Wednesday night to see "Never Forget" it was one of the best shows I ever seen. I have never laughed so much, my sides hurt.

I have got some more card's to share but must wait as they are for people who may read my blog and don't want to spoil it for them.

Have a good week everyone

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 18 January 2010


Just a quick note to thank everyone for reading my blog, I cannot believe how many hits, (over 1,000) I have had since starting it.

I thought nobody would be interested in reading and following me. I am struggling at the moment to get back into crafting but am sure it will come back soon. Hopefully when the crop restarts on Saturday it will kick start the enthusiasm again.

I am currently turning my spare bedroom into a craft room, looking forward to having everything together, and who knows I might find things that I had forgot I had or thought I had lost. It is taking ages because I am sorting through lots of boxes of things and keep finding old photo's and then spend time reminiscing. I must be more strict with myself.

Just want to say a big thank you to Tracey for your support last week. It was really appreciated, you helped me see things more clearly, love you and a big hug to you.

Well really must get back to sorting the spare room.

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


This is the card I have made for Jess's birthday. Happy birthday Jess have a great day.

The backing paper and image are from a disc glitter & glamour ladies. As always I have added some flowers and charm, I am addicted to them.

I am really pleased the snow and ice have now gone and hope it doesn't come back, as I want to get out and about and catch up with friends. Tracey I'll be in for a cuppa later.

I never lost any weight this week, but never mind at least I didn't put any on.

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 9 January 2010


This is just a quick update, I have made 2 cards today. I cannot share them yet as they are for a friend's birthday and I know she reads the blog.

It has taken me all day to make the cards I really am struggling to get my inspiration back. I popped into Running With Sissors today and had a coffee with Alanm It was really nice to catch up, I enjoyed our chat and you do make a good cup of coffee. It must be a first that I went into the shop and never brought anything, I'm sure it wont last long.

Thats all for now, I will share the cards next week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


I have made this card for a very special couple, Phil and Amanda for their engagement.

I have been very close friends with Phil's mum Carol for many years in fact since we were 14. We met on holiday in Devon and just got on so well the friendship has continued even though Carol lived in Manchester we have remained close all these years.

I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world, I will take this as I am not the No 1 girlfriend now Phil lol. When Phil was small he always had lots of girlfriends (not surprising he was a little cutie). But he always said I was his No 1 girlfriend. Sorry Phil.

Well Carol it is my turn now to buy the hat.

The card is made from a decoupage sheet from Craft Creations and has been matted and layered and as usual finished off with a flower and charm.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


Well everything is back to normal, Christmas decorations put away for another year and craft things coming out again.

I am making the year 2010 the year that I get to my target weight. At the beginning of 2009 when I first started the journey of my weight loss and have lost 3st 4lbs so just another 21lbs to go.

On New Years eve I sat and reflected how I had felt just a year ago and I felt so much better, health wise and confident. A big thank you to all who have supported me. Special thanks must go to Susan Halton my slimming world consultant, who makes you feel so good and gives you the encouragement to carry on. Thanks Susan your a star.

Well that's all for now, going to make some beefburgers, thought I better start doing some homemade food instead of all this virtual cooking on face book.

Lorraine xxx