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