Sunday, 19 September 2021

Thank you

 Hi Crafters,

I'd like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments you have left here on my scheduled posts over the past two weeks. I have been away on holiday and unable to visit your blogs in return but I will endeavour to catch up with you all soon.


Using a lovely pre-coloured image from Lili of the Valley and a Linda Chapman Sentiment die.

Lorraine
xXx


Saturday, 18 September 2021

Allsorts Challenge #642 - Any Real Animal or Creature

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back with my card for the new challenge at Allsorts this week where Brenda would like you to include any 'Real' Animal in your project.

(no fictional creatures eg. unicorns / dragons etc)

I've chosen these wonderful Panda Bears, the image is a download from Card-Making Downloads, it is part of a card kit but I have just used the image here.


Recipe

Image from Card Making Downloads 'A Mother's Love'

Kanban Bamboo Patterned Cardstock

MFT Scalloped Square Frame Die

Craftbox Sentiment Die

Organza Ribbon and Gems


We have a lovely prize of a £15 voucher from Stamp Addicts and the Team are looking forward to seeing what you create, so have fun!

That's all from me today, see you again soon,

Lorraine

xXx

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #19 Poinsettia

 Hi Crafters,

Our theme this week is Poinsettias, here is my card for the Christmas Card Club.

Recipe

A simple card using a Craft Creations Decoupage Sheet and some foiled paper and gold mirri card from my stash. The sentiment is a Sue Wilson die.

Short and sweet post today.

Hope you have a great Sunday

Lorraine

xXx


Saturday, 11 September 2021

Allsorts Challenge #641 - A Challenge For Kath

 Hi Crafters,

This week at Allsorts we are remembering our DT kath and celebrating her style of crafting.

The theme is...

FAVOURITE STAMPS opt. PAPER PIECED FLOWERS

Recipe

Stamps - PDSMES0011 Build a Daisy Stamp Set by Polkadoodles

Paper Pieced with designer paper scraps

Crafters Companion glitter Pens

Distress Ink background


So on to the prizes.....

We have several prizes, the first a floral woodware Stamp from Craftstash, one of Kath's favourite places to shop.



Next, a winners choice of 4 digital images from  Ruth Hamilton Design



The next prize is a £12 voucher for digital images from the winners choice of store and has been kindly donated by a crafter who knew Kath, she did not want to be named but wants to help make this a special challenge - thank you for your kindness.


Canary Bird Rose was Kath's favourite Chocolate Baroque stamp, this will be for a winner who follows the Paper Pieced Flowers option.


Kath also loved her design papers so we have an 8 x 8 paper pad


Such a lovely selection of prizes and a beautiful challenge theme too, we hope to see lots of you joining in with us this week.

That's all from me today, I hope you have a great day.

Lorraine

xXx

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Allsorts Challenge #640 - ATG/ For The Love Of Your Life

 Hi Crafters,

It's time to share another project for the new challenge at Allsorts this week.

I have made some ATC's this time.


Recipe
The background was created using Distress Inks with a little sprinkle of Shabby White Embossing Enamel from Stampendous and then heat set. My 'loving' couple are a Silhouette Cameo cut file and the ticket stamps and dies are from Whimsy Stamps. I heat embossed the sentiment onto some vellum and stapled this in place across the ATC's.

We have a fab prize for the lucky winner...

Three digital images of the winners choice from Ruth Hamilton Designs
and a Beautanicals Large Tulip Stamp

Please take a look at the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team HERE.

Have a great day!

Lorraine
xXx




Thursday, 2 September 2021

Happy 90th Birthday, Mum x

 Hi Crafters,

Just popping in here to share the card I made for my mum's 90th Birthday which is today.

Recipe
Sue Wilson Stitched Square Frames & Sentiment Dies
Summer Blooms Die by Chloe
Memory Box Large Number Dies
Glitter card Gems and Brads from my stash

I've been to see her this morning and she's surrounded by cards, balloons and cake and enjoying every minute of it.

Shhh....don't tell her she's on the internet :o)
 

We're still waiting for the sun to shine here, just heard that we might be lucky on Sunday.

Have a great day everyone!

Lorraine

xXx

Monday, 30 August 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #18 - Lots of Layers

 Hi Crafters,

I'm just stepping off of the naughty step long enough to post this card for the Christmas Card Club and stepping right back on it again!

The reason for my naughty step sentence is that it was MY challenge and with everything that has been going on lately I completely forgot!

I have been juggling too many plates for too long and need to take a serious look at where all my time goes. I manage two monthly farmers market/craft fairs and the admin for these has gone berserk since lockdown has eased and everyone - I mean EVERYONE wants a space there. I enjoy doing it but just keeping up with emails and messages alone has taken up so much time. Both of these were on Friday and Saturday and so last week my focus was on these events and nothing else. I have some other things coming up over the next three weeks that need my attention too so although I have some scheduled posts here during this time I will not be around much - no difference there I hear you say :0)

Anyway, apologies to my teammates for my tardy post but here is my 'Lots of Layers' card.


Created with a Craft Creations Decoupage image and a sweet little banner die that I purchased from eBay this card is destined for a customer who placed her order early. There are lots of layers in the decoupage and several layers of patterned papers too.
Please take a look at the other creations that the rest of the Christmas Card Club have made, their links are in my sidebar.

With that I shall bid you farewell, the step is calling :0/

Lorraine
xXx