Sunday, 28 February 2010


This is my card for the Whiff Of Joy challenge. It is very similar to a previous card I have blogged because I love the stamp and lilac is my favourite color. This time I have added some green flowers and pearl gems.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


This photograph is not very clear, but wanted to share the card with you.

I have printed a silhouette of the footballer on photo paper then printed again on printable acetate and over laid it. It is then matted and layered on black and gold card. The papers I have used are dovecraft.

I cannot take the credit for this design it was shown to me by my cousin Lorraine, thank you.

Just a quick post today, thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 21 February 2010


This is my craft room after just making 2 cards, I do feel more at home now and can craft better in a mess.

Over to you Nicki can you beat this, but remember it's only been used for 1 day

Lorraine xxx



This is my entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers. Thank You Nicki for lending me the City Girls stamp. I think I am going to have to invest in these stamps I love them.

I have used 2 two shades of lilac bazzil and some lilac my fairy tails backing paper.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 19 February 2010


Just a quick blog, I took my granddaughter Ieasha with me to RWS group this afternoon and this is the card she made.

She has never painted with distress inks before so thought it is very good for a first attempt. Ieasha has asked me to thank Tracey for letting her come to the group and to Margaret for the gems which she put on the card.

Well done Ieasha and I had a lovely afternoon.

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2010


As promised the pictures of my craft room. Firstly I must thank Daz for all the hard work he put into decorating it for me, you are a star, and I am really grateful.

I have not got the desk or shelves yet but will be doing that next week. I thought I would have the first picture on the tidy uncluttered desk. I'm sure it will not be like that tomorrow. The problem with a tidy craft room is I cannot find anything.

I now have my desk top computer working again, now I have got the monitor working again. So will not have to move very far when making my card, just to the kitchen for coffee.

I am still waiting for the shelves to be put up but am using my book shelf sure I will still need it when they are up, cannot believe how much stuff I have got. Oh well I do need it.

Jane I have got my calender Hunky Men that you and Jess got me for Christmas over my desk, for day dreaming moments.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2010


This is the card I have entered into the Friday Sketchers. I have never entered before so I hope I can do this right.

At of the products apart from the magnolia stamp have been purchased from Running with Scissors.

To all the ladies in the Saturday Crop, told you I would use this stamp of the little girl skipping.

Lorraine xxx


As promised this is the card I made for my special friend Tracey. The card is 8" square I have never made on this size before but really do like this size card. The only problem I had was I had brought some envelopes to fit this size card and imagine my horror when the card didn't fit inside and I had to give Tracey the card that day, (sorry Tracey about the botched envelope) I would have made a box for it but didn't have time.

None of the products used are from RWS as I wanted to use things she doesn't sell. The stamp I have had for ages just haven#t used it, but think I will as I quite like it again.

Have a great birthday Tracey you are a very special friend.

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 13 February 2010


The above photo is of a few of us at Tracey's surprise party that we had today. It was a lovely day and I am sure everyone who attended enjoyed it.

It has been so much fun organising it and sneaking around, but Nicki and myself have found it very hard not to say anything. All through the organising I have met many new people through trying to get to as many classes as I could. I thought Tracey might get suspicious as I was popping in most days, but she said she just thought I was lonely lol.

It was really nice that Tracy's children came to the party but a shame that Neil was working. Anne you should have fetched Maurice, he did a wonderful job with the decorations and a good job he had the bluetak.

It was a pleasure to organise this for you Tracey you give so much to everyone, it was nice to do something for you. You only get back what you put in and you certainly do put a lot into everything.

Will blog more tomorrow.

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


I am making these wedding Invitations for a friend of mine. Gemma has designed them herself so I just copied the design, which made them easier to do.

I have used ivory pearl card with a strip of burgundy ribbon, I have punched a square of mirri card with a heart cut from the cuttlebug and embossed all finished off with a burgundy rose bud in the centre.

I seem to be back into my diet now, I lost 2lb this week which I was really pleased about, getting there slowly, but I am sure I will make it.

The craft room is still not done, waiting for some friends to come and paint it for me, then it will be all go. I am going to have a mass sort out, maybe I'll find things I had thought was lost for good.

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Just a quick post to say congratulation to my friend Tracey, for getting your article published and making front page of the craft magazine, that is brilliant. I am not surprised though your cards are beautiful and you are very talented.

I will post more later.

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2010



I have made this card using Artylicious backing paper and a topper from a disc that has the images for you to print and paint or you can print them already coloured in.

Sorry this is a short post but want to get on with some more cards.

Thank you

Lorraine xxx