Tuesday, 22 February 2011


I popped into Grimsby Crafts today and was given the following invitation. Lynn has given me permission to put on my blog and face book.

Hostess: Grimsby Crafts

Date: Sunday 6th March 2011

Time: 10am till 4pm

Location: Grimsby Crafts, Littlecoates Rd, Grimsby.

If you want any further information please contact Lynn on 01472 277724

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 21 February 2011


The card above is for one of my friends to give to her mum for Mother's Day. I have used a Kanban decoupage, from Grimsby Crafts. I have used the backing paper from a pad from the Do Crafts range, all finished off with flower, charm & ribbon.

The second card is also from the Kanban range and one I have had for ages I just found them when I was doing some long awaited cleaning/tidying in my craft room. So I am now using them up now. I seem to have been using lots of things from my stock but it never seems to go down.

As I said in the title last week was a very mixed up week for me. Saturday evening I was taken to hospital with severe pain and several other things going on. As a result of this was sent to see my neurologist in Hull on Thursday for an emergency appointment. On the positive side I hadn't had a small stroke as at first thought but that my MS is getting more severe and not going to get any better than it is at the moment. It is something I will just have to learn to cope with in my own way.

I realised I had some very good and caring friends. Julie was a star on Saturday night at the hospital with me, Jane for coming with me for the appointment in Hull, you made a difficult day so much easier. Stuart for all your support and caring and for being there with the hugs when I have needed you most over the last 8 months, you are best Stuart. To everyone else who has shown support and caring thank you too. Everything over the past few weeks has made me stop and and take stock of my life and realise what is important in life. Live for the moment, let the bad things go and embrace all the good things in your life. I sure am going to.

To finish on a lighter the card that I posted earlier for Alexis she absolutely loved it, her Nanna said she jumped up and down so excited to get a card from England that she feel over.

Thank you for reading

Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 5 February 2011


This is the card I made for a very special little girl. As I have said in earlier blogs I have made a very special friend Robyn who lives in Michigan USA and we have become more like sisters over the months. This card is for her granddaughter Alexis who was 7 yesterday. Alexis also loves to make cards and is sending me some pictures of some she has made. I am now know to Alexis as Aunt Rainy from the UK, how sweet is that, thank you Alexis, and hope you had a very special day yesterday and enjoy your birthday surprise from Aunt Amber & Uncle Matt.

The image is on of the Magnolia range and painted with distress inks. I love the backing paper it is so girly think I need to buy some more of that. It is from The Hobby House. All finished off with flower and charm.

I stamped another image and popped the paper and other bits in the envelop so Alexis could make the card as well.

I am having a lazy day today with Ieasha. I picked her up this morning and have spent the day together before she goes to her friends sleepover birthday party. Good luck Jaime & Jason all those teenagers sleeping over.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, be back next week.

Thanks for reading

Lorraine xxx