Saturday, 31 October 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #22 - A Cardinal / Christmas Bird.

Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in a day early as usual to share my Christmas Card Club card because I have another DT post for tomorrow. I hope the ladies on the team won't mind.

This week it is Mary's turn to chose the theme and she has given us 'A Cardinal or Christmas Bird'. 
I have come up with this lovely picture of two cardinals and thought this fitted perfectly.

Recipe
Image - Another ancient picture on my computer, it's origins long since forgotten, sorry.
Papers - Papermania - Christmas Time
Dovecraft - Back To Basics Christmas
Marianne Designs Frame Die - LR0141
Penny Black Christmas Banners Stamps
Glitter and Pearls

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Fab 'n' Funky - #279 Christmas
Creative Moments - #80 ATG
Crafty Creations - #301 Colourful
Winter Wonderland - ATG as long as it's Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - #335 Christmas

I have quite a lot of Christmas cards still to make as my Market stall went well yesterday and now I have to restock. It's a good job I like making Christmas cards :0)

Lorraine

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Vintage Car

Hi Crafters

I'm back to share another card today...  ....got to catch up somehow my 'to blog' folder is overflowing :)


This was ordered for a neighbour to give to her brother.

Recipe
Image - Vintage Car
Papers - Docrafts Chronology Paper Pad  (it's old but I still have some)
Core'dinations cardstock
TH Cogs embossing folder
Sizzix Hardware Findings Die
MB Steampunk Corner Die
X-Cut Single Cogs Die
Clearly Besotted 'Brother' Stamp and Die Set
Tonic Numbers Die
Britannia 'Happy Birthday' Word Dies
Clear Embossing Powder

I've had a set of vintage car pictures on my computer forever so when this order came in I knew exactly what to use. I  love Steampunk and so have been hoarding these papers from Docraft but thought they would be perfect along with the various cog dies that I own. A little inking around the edges, highlighted with clear embossing powder and 'voila' :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #94 Numbers
TTCRD - ATG
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Aud Sentiments - #143 Birthday Sentiment
Brown Sugar - #169 ATG
Crafty Card Makers & More - #150 Autumn Colours

Take care everyone,

Lorraine

For A Baby

Hi Crafters,

Sorry I haven't been around as much as normal - time has been in short supply around here I'm afraid.
I have been so busy with orders, market stall goodies, DT commitments and Christmas preparations that unfortunately blogging has had to take a back seat...
...but I'm here today to quickly share a card.


Recipe

Hobby House Topper - It's A Girl
Papers - Unknown (a batch from Ebay)
Lea'bilities Corner Die
SB Scalloped Oval and Classic Oval Die
Magnolia Hearts Border Die
Pink Ribbon and gems
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Glamour Dust


Challenges I'd like to enter:
In The Pink - #80 Pink Ribbon
Crafting From The Heart -  #83 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #396 ATG

I hope you are all well, I will gradually catch up with you all. I have been keeping an eye on all your lovely creations via Bloglovin even though I haven't always commented. I just hope that I can somehow get ahead soon as I don't like this panic feeling of being behind and not as organised as normal.

I'll be back again soon with another card or project.

Lorraine

Thursday, 22 October 2015

As You Like It Challenge # 65 Brights or Pastels and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Another fortnight has passed by and we have a new challenge at As You Like It this week. 

We are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps and we would love you to create a project using your favourite 'Bright or Pastel' colours and then tell us why they are your favourites to qualify for the prize.

I really love bright and bold colours, especially the colour red, but I truly admire cards from my blogging friends that are created using pastels as I seem to have a problem working with these shades. I tend to deepen the tones while colouring them and end up with a not so pastel finish.

So, I have decided to challenge myself to make a pastel card...or two, and here is my first one.
This was so very hard to stop colouring before I ruined it but I think I've achieved what I set out to do.

Recipe
Stamp - Penny Black Rubber, 'You Are A Peach' by Mo Manning
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
MFT Blueprints 14 die set
Jus-Cutz Nested Scalloped Square Die
SB Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Sentiment - Verve Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Penny Black & More - Warm Autumn Colours
The Ribbon Girl - Oct. Colour Challenge - Pastels
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #20 ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #278 Girls and Boys Come Out To Play
Creative Inspirations - #332 ATG

For more inspiration please visit the blog where all the DT members have created their wonderful projects for you and there you will find the details for the prize and challenge rules. Please remember to add the reason WHY you have a favourite between brights and pastels to qualify for the prize, thanks.


Well that's all from me today, hope to see you again soon,

Lorraine

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #319 - Lots of Layers

Hi Crafters,

I have my Passion For Promarkers DT card to share with you today. 
We would like to see 'Lots of Layers' on your cards and projects this week and of course you must use your Letraset markers.
We are sponsored by Letraset and DigiStamp Boutique and I have used this lovely set of images from Cute Dino Set Line Art.


Recipe
Image - Cute Dino Set - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Speciality Papers - Faux lizard skin and Pebbles
Magnolia Frond Die
Enamel Dots
Happy Birthday Ribbon and Velvet Ribbon from my Stash

I merged these images using my computer in to a little scene.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #290 ATG
Fan 'n' Funky - #277 Make It Square
Crafty Creations - Don't Be Blue
Crafty Catz - #297 ATG
Country View Crafts - Add Some Texture


If you need some more inspiration then please pop over to the blog where the rest of the team have their fabulous makes for you and full details of the prizes from our sponsors.

Hope you have a lovely day folks!

Lorraine
  



Sunday, 18 October 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #146 Anything Goes or the Twist is 'Use the Create Your Own Challenge Chart'

Hi Crafters,

**For my CCC post please click here ** 

Another Sunday morning has come around again and this week it is time for me to share my DT card for 613 Avenue Create.
Full details of the sponsors and rules can be found on the blog and the Challenge Chart if you want to follow the twist this time.
I thought I would make a Christmas card with the Anything Goes challenge as I need as many Christmas cards as I can make at the moment :) Here it is using the gorgeous digi from Morgan's Artworld.





Recipe
Winter Fae - Morgan's Artworld
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV Bonnets & Bowties
Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Die
Marianne Designs LR0283 Die
Sentiment Stamp - Dreamees

I've been trying to keep my cards flat for posting as I have quite a few to send out.
I coloured this sweet image with my Promarkers and framed her with a SB die that I cut up and placed around the oval shape.


Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - ATG
ABC Christmas - 'U' is for - Unusual Christmas Colours
I Love Promarkers - #290 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #277 Make it Square
Creative Moments - #79 ATG / Spots +or Stripes
Crafty Creations - #300 Don't Be Blue
Crafty Catz - #297 ATG
Art By Miran - #43 ATG


Please come and join us in our challenge this week, there are always fabulous prizes on offer from the sponsors.











Thanks for visiting today, it's lovely to see you all here and I do enjoy reading all your comments. I have had family staying over this weekend and so haven't been able to comment at all but hopefully later today I can rectify that.

See you soon,

Lorraine

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #21 - C.A.S. Wreath

Hi Crafters,

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning and doing whatever makes you happy.

I'm posting my CCC card a day early as usual as I have another DT card for tomorrow. Our Karen has chosen 'CAS Wreaths' for the theme this time and I must admit I have not been looking forward to the CAS bit. I always struggle with the empty white space and can't quite leave it alone, thus ending up with a not so CAS card. But this is my entry so here goes...


Recipe
Wreath - Classic Christmas Stamp Set (magazine freebie)
DI Markers
Red Stickles
Penny Black Christmas Sentiment Stamp
Tri-boss Embossing Folder


In fact I think it turned out OK, so I made four of them...


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy (CAS)
Addicted To CAS - #74 Sparkle (Stickles for Berries)

These are ideal for posting as they are completely flat. I think I will use this design again but in  non-traditional colours next time for a different look, what do you think?

Well that's all from me today, thanks for visiting and I hope you liked my Christmas cards.

See you soon,

Lorraine

Friday, 16 October 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,

It's been a busy week here and now it is Friday already! Time to join in with Erika at Snappy Crafts and share an old crafty project just for fun.

Today I have a decoupaged card using an image from CraftsUprint..


..love this fun image and sentiment.
There were several layers if I remember correctly and by the time I had cut them all out I was seeing double. It made for a very dimensional card so when I added the flat-backed toadstools at the bottom they didn't look out of place.

If you would like to join in with us and share a crafty make from the past then post your creation on your blog, give Erika a visit and let her know you have taken part.

I will be back tomorrow with my Christmas Card Club card...

..see you then

Lorraine 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Altered Wooden Thermometer

Hi Crafters,

How are we all today? Good I hope and managing to get plenty of crafting done?

I have something different to share with you today...it's not a card this time.

I've been altering this wooden thermometer that I've had in my stash for quite a while as a gift for a friend and as she's received it now then I can share.


It's meant to hang on the wall but I had to prop it up for the photo here so the lace trim should be hanging down and not flat on the table.

I painted it first with acrylic paint and then covered most of that up :/ with wood grain paper. Then I stamped a 'Kanban' rose stamp and adhered lots of 'Wild Orchid Craft' flowers and leaves along one side. I used this gorgeous Guipure lace along the roof line with the marvellous dark brown tassel trimming on top and then a layer of pearl lace trim from 'The Ribbon Girl'. I then repeated this layering along the bottom too. It was created to match the recipients colours and d├ęcor in their room.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #25 ATG
Country View Crafts - Add Some Texture

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments recently, they are so uplifting and encouraging, thank you.

Lorraine

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Guest Designer at Quirky Crafts

Hi Crafters,

I was lucky enough to win a recent challenge at the Quirky Crafts challenge blog and I was asked to join in this week as Guest Designer - thank you Cazzy.

The challenge theme this fortnight is 'For The Quirky Girls' and as an added challenge you must only use two colours apart from skin and hair colour.

I hope I've met the requirements with this red and green card although I have some white in there too.


Meet 'Missy' she is a fabulous digital image from Jiggery Makery on Etsy.
She is coloured with my Letraset Pro/flexmarkers and I have added a sprinkling of glitter strands to the edges of her dress and hat.

I've used core'dinations card stock with a Sue Wilson embossing folder - Swirling Holly and a Cuttlebug folder for the dotty snow background.

My sentiments are Britannia Christmas Word Dies and Clearly Besotted 'Husband' word stamp and die from the 'My Hero' sets.

...and lastly a Tonic 'Festive Gift' die which I have backed with coloured card.

She's a bit saucy isn't she? but I love her.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab & Funky - #276 Sassy Ladies
Crafty Catz - #296 Embossing
Creative Fingers - #95 ATG
Not Just Cards - #25 ATG
Country View Crafts - Add Some Texture
The Ribbon Girl - Everything Goes with an Image
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #19 ATG


Come and join in the fun with us, we'd love to see your cards featuring 'girls' this time.
There are three fabulous sponsors ...  


...each giving away super prizes.

Bye for now

Lorraine


Friday, 9 October 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,

I haven't joined in with Erika at Snappy Crafts for a few weeks now so thought I had better find an old craft project to share today and join in the fun.


This was a sweet little Christmas Gift Box that I made a few years ago when I first owned my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. It was to gift wrap some earrings and looked so cute being only 10 cm x 7 cm. The organza bow is the closure and passes through the layers of the flap securing it tightly shut.

It has been a lovely, bright day here but quite chilly and I'm sure the heating will have to on this evening, {groan} winter is on it's way, but we are forecast a few more brighter days this weekend so I will make the most of it.
Hope everyone is ok and I'll see you again soon.

Lorraine

Thursday, 8 October 2015

As You Like It Challenge # 64 Monochrome Or Colour and WHY

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today to share my DT card for the new challenge at As You Like It. This time we are asking whether you prefer 'monochrome' or 'colour' and to add an explanation as to why you do.

My favourite is definitely 'Colour'. I love bright, rich and vibrant colours because they make me happy :-)

Recipe
Image - 'Quiet Evening' by Thomas Kinkade from a Joanna Sheen CD-Rom
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
LOTV Sentiment Tags
Wide Ribbon
Pearls

There are some really beautiful scenes on this CD-Rom and I have made quite a few cards using them. I love the colours in this scene, if only my garden looked like this in the summer.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday - Bloomin' Marvellous
Crafting From The Heart - #80 ATG
TTCRD - ATG

CD Sunday 6th Birthday Celebration

 

**I chose this card for the Birthday celebration challenge because it made Top 3 at the time, I was so excited about it as it was the first time I had entered.**


Our DT ladies have some really lovely inspirational cards and projects for you over on the blog and we would love to see your favourites too so do join in with us. Our sponsor this week is...


 ...
See you soon,

Lorraine

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Autumn

Hi Crafters,

I've been playing with my Thomas Kinkade - Joanna Sheen CD-Rom and have created this lovely card which has some beautiful Autumnal colours in it.

Recipe
'Dogwood Chapel' by Thomas Kinkade - Joanne Sheen CD-Rom
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
Dovecraft Photo Corner Punch
LOTV Vintage Labels Sentiment Stamp Set
Velvet Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #78 ATG/Autumn Colours
Crafty Creations - #299 Falling For You (Autumn Colours)
Fussy & Fancy - #149 Autumn Colours
CD Sunday - Bloomin' Marvellous

Thanks for visiting today,

See you tomorrow,

Lorraine

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge # 317 - Spots &/or Stripes

Hi Crafters,

It's time for a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers. This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering 3 digi's as their prize. To be eligible you must follow the theme and most importantly use your Letraset markers and tell us somewhere in your post that you have used them.

I have coloured this sweet little image called 'Pirate Dan' from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Recipe
Image - Pirate Dan from DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Stampin' Up
Embossalicious Clouds Embossing Folder
MFT Stitched Circle Die
Paper Smooches Stitched Wavy Line Die
Tattered Lace Decorative Edge Circles Die
Sentiment Tags - LOTV
Bakers Twine

...and a little sideways action...


Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #288 Masculine
Cute Card Thursday - #393 Masculine
Crafty Time - #6 Shaped Cards
Come & Get It - For The Boys
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #19 ATG
Crafty Card Makers & More - #149 Circular Cards

For more inspiration on the spots and stripes theme pop over to the blog and take a look at the other DT ladies wonderful makes.

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and see you soon,

Lorraine

Monday, 5 October 2015

Fairy ATC's

Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in this evening to share my atc's that I made for our little swap group. The theme for September was 'fairies'.


Firstly I stamped and heat embossed the fairy image and sentiment, then inked the background with distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint, followed by Black Soot for the edges. The leafy stamp was inked with the Peeled Paint too. I then applied Versamark clear ink around the edges and glitter embossing powder.

I'm waiting for my swaps to arrive in the post and then I will be creating this months..   ...the theme is 'Halloween' so if you would like to join us then pop over...


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Distress Ink & Embossing)
Crafty Catz - #295 Fantasy / Fairy
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #100 ATG + Embossing Wet or Dry

I'll be back tomorrow with my Passion for Promarkers DT card, see you then,

Lorraine

Sunday, 4 October 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 144 - Anything Goes / Use Pink

Hi Crafters,

**If you are looking for my CCC card then please scroll down to the previous post**

Thanks for joining me again today for my DT card at 613 Avenue Create

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month my card is following the theme and using some 'Pink'.
I have used some Wink of Stella on her wings, not sure if you can see it in the photo though, but it looks very shimmery in real life, love this pen.

Recipe
Image - Steampunk Angel - Aurora Wings
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Memory Box Steampunk Corner Die
Dylusions 'Clearly The Right Words' Stamp
Papers - Chronology by Docrafts
Pink gems
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Eureka Stamps - #160 ATG
Incy Wincy Designs - Pin Up Girls
Crafty Catz - #295 Fantasy/Fairy
Art By Miran - #42 ATG
Aurora Wings Challenge - #18 ATG
Crafty Card Makers & More - #148 Make It Sparkle


We have a fabulous sponsor again this week whose images are just so beautiful and the prize is a $10 Gift Certificate for the store,



Please take a peek at the rest of the DT makes on the blog, they are always wonderful and very inspiring.

See you all soon,

Lorraine


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #20 - Robins

Hi Crafters,

It's time for another new challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club. This week Sylvie has chosen the theme of 'Robins'.

I'm posting a day early again as I have another DT card for Sunday.

Here is my card - this was commissioned for a friend and fits nicely with the theme.

 Recipe
Craft Creations Decoupage Sheet
Digital Snowflake Paper
Peel-offs

Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - ATG

See you again tomorrow for my 613 Avenue Create DT card.

Lorraine