Wednesday, 26 January 2011


I have had a busy day today. I have made 6 cards, but some were quick and easy. The card above was made for my lovely friend Stephen to give to his mum, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday Mary. As it was a last minute order I used a dufex lady and matted it on nestabilities added a bow. The cream embossed card is from The Paper Mill shop which I have had for ages. It is all finished off with a flower and a charm.

The second card is for me to give to a friend's daughter. I have stamped a Whiff of Joy image it have been painted with distress inks. It is one I did ages ago and just never got round to making up. I have also matted it onto nestabilities.

Today has been a busy day, apart from making cards I have done some housework and visited my good friends Jaimie , Jason and the adorable Teigan, whio invited me to her 3rd birthday party which I shall really look forward to.

Tomorrow I going out for lunch with mum, dad and my daughter Lisa which I am really looking forward too.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


This card is for my mum to give to her great granddaughter Lilli Mai. She will be 7 on her birthday how the years fly. I have used 1 of the new Lilli Of The Vally Toppers I am loving these at the moment and they have a really good range. I have used backing paper out of my stash and matted and layered the image using the nestabilities. I have finished it of with a bow, flower made out of the left over bits of paper and a ballet dance charm which has been in my box for ages, think it is from the Hobby House.

When I saw this image it took me back to the years when my daughter was little and she used to love clomping about in my high heels and then her daughter Ieasha doing the same, most little girls love the high heels and being grown up. Cannot remember how many heels Lisa snapped off doing this, but remember she did manage to snap the heel off my favourite pair which I didn't know she had found.

I am not sure if I will be posting anymore cards this week seem to have a busy week and I have got Caden on Sunday so I am sure I will be back with some of his famous words/quotes. I love spending time with my Grandchildren, special times.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 10 January 2011


I just wanted to share this quote that was written by my very dear friend Robyn. I have never met Robyn face to face but she has become very special to me in the way some people do, like you have always known them. We have become more like sister's which is wonderful. Robyn lives in USA and our one promise to each other is that we are going to meet and sit and chat over a coffee, don't think we will stop for days. I do have Robyns permission to post this here. Thank you Robyn.

Life is like a book........You are the author and everyday is a new page. If people in your life are turning it into a soap opera, write them out of your next chapter. Sometimes, characters can be written back into the story and sometimes they are gone from the story for good.

I will be back in the craft room tomorrow so will be back to posting cards.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 6 January 2011


I made this card last night, really wanted to get back into doing some stamping and painting and also play with my goodies I bought on Tuesday.

The image is "Flower Girl" from the Sugar Nellie Stamps, from Grimsby Crafts, I have painted the image with distress inks and used to glitter. I also bought the Marianne frame from Grimsby Crafts and have used both sizes of it to create the boarder, and put some pearls around it. The backing Paper's and pearls were from my stash, I just had enough to do the card and make the flower. It is finished off with ribbon & bow which was on one of the gift packs I got for Christmas, and still plenty left to do some more.

Can I take this opportunity to wish Lynn who has bought Grimsby Crafts on Littlecoats Road every success with her new business. After chatting we realised we knew each other and had mutual friends from our other working lives. It was nice to catch up, and loving all the new stock you are getting in. It is well worth a visit.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 1 January 2011


I have made this 1st birthday card for my neighbour to give to her nephew. I have used a Lilli of the valley topper and shaped the image with my nestabilities. I have matted and layered on dark blue bassil and gingham paper (from the hobby house) I have finished off with a ribbon, flower & charm.

I am really looking forward to crafting in 2011 I think there will be lots of new ideas and changes though out the year. All in all this can only be exciting.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx