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 http://janeslovelycards.blogspot.com/2010/04/friday-flowers.html 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