18 Dec 2013

THE PAPER SHELTER-ANYTHING GOES

Hi all, today we have a challenge for you at 

the theme is
ANYTHING GOES
before I tell you about my GD project I would like to announce the winner of the blog hop chosen from the comments left on my blog  and it is
I decided to make a 6" x 6" box from Kraft card it is quite deep so it can hold quite a few items or even some cards.
I have decorated the box with LOTV papers all matt and layered onto gold mirri card, the topper I used is available at The Paper Shelter coloured with Copics then sprayed with glitter, I have added a gold satin ribbon bows, gold mirri card butterflies. die cut bells and a wooden Ladybird.
I have taken several pictures at different angles for you to see.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:





Many thanks for visiting I hope you like my project see you all soon.

14 Dec 2013

EXPLODING CHRISTMAS CRACKER

Hi all, I made this Christmas Cracker Exploding gift box recently after seeing Katherine demo it on Create and Craft I thought that I would have ago and here is my finished project.
For my base card I used a satin gold mirri card I punched the top with an EK Success border punch, for my layers on each of the sides I used some burgundy card stock topped with Bazzill Shimmer card stock that I embossed with my snowflake embossing folder, on two sides I added some Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry PVA glue for the pearls then added my die cut burgundy Poinsettia's, on the other two sides I used my beloved Tilda dressed as a Christmas Angel I stamped the image then coloured with copics and cut her out I added Pinflair Ice diamond to her wings, I made a tag with some of the left over embossed card and added a Tonic die cut sentiment I tied the tag with both twine and burgundy polka dot ribbon.
I took several photos so you could see the box from different angles.



I placed a votive candle on the inside as the gift, my mum loved it so much that she asked if she could have it to give to one of her church friends, of course I was more than happy that she thought it good enough to give to her special pal. I used Poinsettia paper for the inside. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
I really would like to thank everyone for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments on my work I appreciate it so much.
I will see you very soon until then have a great weekend

11 Dec 2013

RED AND WHITE CHRISTMAS

Hi all, I am still getting used to my computer and have already noticed that there have been so many changes I don't know whether it is because I now have Windows 8 or not.  I cannot print anything as I cannot find the original disc for my printer I know I have put it somewhere safe but I have had it for a few years so it could be anywhere.
I have managed to catch up with commenting and visiting most of my favourite blogs I have been so inspired by you all.
I have managed to complete a Christmas card using the colours red and white.  The main image is a stamp that I bought from Stamps By Chloe a little while ago, I have heat embossed it using WOW Gold Embossing powder also some of Debbie Moore's gold glitter, I then added some Red Pearl glue to the centre of the snowflakes and star-bursts.
The white card is Centura Pearl I used my 8x8 snowflake embossing folder the image shows up lovely in this picture.  I used my EK Success circle cutter for the central mount and Marianne dies for the Poinsettia and leaves, the sentiment is from the Tonic Christmas Cracker die it comes with 3 die cut sentiments this is one of them.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I thought that you might like to see one of the latest pictures that I took of my mum and Jess they love each other so much and Jess brings my mum so much joy, she laughs quite a lot when she is with Jess and me. 

Well that is it from me for today, I hope to continue my visits to you all very soon until then take care.

4 Dec 2013

THE PAPER SHELTER BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 3rd Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from http://craftinsuzie.blogspot.co.uk/ then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to 
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from 
The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.
Here is my GDT card
I coloured this little beauty with Copics the papers are LOTV both image and papers have been mounted onto gold mirri card, I also added a red organza double bow, gold star, wooden button and some red pearl drops.

From here you will need to hop on over to DEBS Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
Lorraine

I have been reading all the lovely comments that have been left for me on my previous posts, unfortunately my Laptop broke down, fortunately for me I have a wonderful mum and brother who helped me buy a new one yesterday.  I have to get used to it and upload my files from my back up hard drive but I will be visiting you all very soon until then enjoy the hop and take care.

27 Nov 2013

THE PAPER SHELTER - SHOPPING SPREE

Hi all, today the challenge at
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I think there is a lot of that going on at the moment with Christmas just a few weeks away.
I have completed my GDT project which is a recycled bag
The image, which is available HERE
is called 
SHOPPING GIRL
I coloured the image with Copics then cut her out and mounted her with silicone glue, the papers are LOTV, I used my new Tattered Lace Shoe Die in gold mirri card then added some little gem butterflies and a lovely big pink bow.

I would like to enter my project into to following challenges:
I would like to thank you for visiting I appreciate any comments that are made on my work, which I hope you like, please come back soon.

24 Nov 2013

CCC-PRETTY IN PINK PLUS RELIGIOUS

Hi all, I feel a bit like my doggy Jess at the moment running around in circles trying to catch my tail.  I have managed to catch up on some commenting and my cards for the challenges at the Christmas Card Club
My first card is 'Pretty In Pink' the theme chosen by Carol, I have used Hunkydory card, image and sentiment all the embellishments are from my stash.
I would like to enter this one into the challenges at
My second card was due a couple of weeks ago the theme that was chosen by Christine was 'Religious' once again I have used Hunkydory products. 

See you soon have a lovely relaxing Sunday.

20 Nov 2013

A SNOWY HUG FROM TILDA

Hi all, thank you so much for your lovely comments I will be playing catch up a little later to repay the kindness you have shown while I am blogging on a bit of a hit and miss basis at this time, I have been looking after Mum a lot lately as well as having a few personal problems that I am trying to overcome.
I have be quietly making some Christmas cards and this is one of them I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
For my card I have used the fabulous 'Snowy Hug' Magnolia stamp, I love all my Tilda stamps but this is my favourite Christmas one.  I have coloured the image with Copics, I also added glitter around the images which was a tip that I picked up while watching Dawny P on Create and Craft, I then added Pinflair Ice Diamonds for the snow effect, I cut the image out and mounted it onto gold mirri card.  The papers are from the new LOTV Natural Paper pads, I mounted them onto gold mirri card.
The embellishments are all from my stash, red organza ribbon, small Poinsettias, roses, leaves, gems and Diamond stickles.
Many thanks for visiting see you soon.

13 Nov 2013

THE PAPER SHELTER-SOMEONE SPECIAL

Hi all, today there is a new challenge at
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the theme is
SOMEONE SPECIAL
and here is my GDT card using the beautiful image from 'the twenties'
I coloured her with promarkers then cut her out I adhered her to the card with silicone glue, the papers are from LOTV I bought 3 pads while watching the show on Create and Craft, I have used my Bigz butterfly, clock and label dies, the hearts are from Memory Box the flower and leaves are from Tattered Lace I also used my butterfly tonic punch.
I added Cosmic Shimmer pink pva glue, organza ribbon gems, pin and computer generated sentiment
This is the card that my son will be giving his Nan on Saturday for her 94th birthday.
this second picture has been taken from a different angle so you may see more of the shine on the gold mirri card.
I used my Big Shot for the Bigz Dies but I managed to save some money and have treated myself to the new X Cut die cut machine so now I can use all my dies using one machine, my Big Shot and Grand Calibur have been packed away in the attic.....just in case. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I would like to thank everyone who left me comments on my previous posts they really are appreciated so much.  I do hope that you will all come join the challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
See you later. xx

6 Nov 2013

ALL CRAFTS CHALLENGE MIDWAY REMINDER

Hi all I was unable to submit a DT project for the beginning of this 2 month challenge but I think I have made up for it with this midway challenge reminder.
I have crocheted quite a few chunky Winter Warmer bobble hats I have several pictures to show with my lovely mum as model.
I have used different colours for each hat, in the first picture I also crocheted a matching cowl.
My mum has fallen in love with all of them as they are so lovely and warm so at least I know that she will be snugly when out in the cold spells as I have presented her with one or two other 'winter warmer sets'.  My mum will be celebrating her 94th birthday in a couple of weeks and I just have to make sure that she is comfortable.
This first colour is an Autumnal colour mix which looks really lovely and I would like to enter this one into the 





The challenge is open until the end of November and is perfect for showing off all the fabulous projects that you may have already completed for Christmas so why not join us at 
and be in with a chance of winning a prize.
If you would like to win one of my 'Winter White' hats then please let me know in any comment that you may leave me.
I will be catching up on commenting later today but I would like to thank each and everyone of you who have visited me and left me such wonderful comments I really do appreciate them.

30 Oct 2013

CHRISTMAS CHIC

Hi all, this is my second post of the day and probably the last of the week but I wanted to share it with you and enter a few challenges
I have used an 8x8 red scalloped card base I used gold mirri card to mount the papers onto I then used some white card, cut an aperture and placed over the papers, unfortunately i don't know whose they are as I found them in my stash from last year, I also cut another circle of gold mirri and adhered to the back of the white circle aperture, the white card has been embossed with an 8x8 snowflake folder.
The die cuts I have used are branches from marianne dies and Memory Box Tree, I added a red satin double bow and white button, I then added Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry PVA glue and red diamond stickles, finally I stamped out a Hunkydory lady coloured her with Copics then cut her out and used silicone glue to adhere her to the card, the sentiment is Kanban.
I have taken a few photos at different angles trying to pick up the sparkle and shine



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back soon.

IT'S HALLOWEEN AT THE PAPER SHELTER

Hi all, today I have the pleasure of being GDT for this weeks 
the theme is
HALLOWEEN
For my card I have used the pre coloured scene and image called 'It Wasn't Me'  I have used gold mirri and yellow card to mount the image onto then added it to a 6 x 6 black card base, I added two bows, black diamond stickles and glossy accents.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I do hope that you will come our challenge this week it will be lovely to see you there.
I want to thank everyone for visiting and leaving me such wonderful comments on my previous posts, I am still in the throes of visiting but it takes a little time, I hope you don't mind.

28 Oct 2013

DECK THE HALLS

Hi all, today I have a Christmas card that I made and would like to enter into a few challenges:
I am so way behind with Christmas creations that I am trying to make as many as I can but don't worry I will not be posting them, lol.
Instead of square I decided to make a DL shaped double gatefold card, the papers are Back to Basics, I have used silver mirri card for mounting the sentiment, papers and image as well as for the holly leaves and baubles.
The sentiment is a new stamp that I purchased from Stamping Up I used my EK Success circle cutter and distressed the edges with worn lipstick distress ink.  The edges of the gatefold have also been punched with a EK Success border punch.
On the inside of my double gatefold is an image that I got from Pink Gem Designs she is called Jodie with Baubles.  I have coloured her with Copics I then added glitter to all the little snowflakes then added glossy accents to the little baubles. I added Cosmic Shimmer PVA Red Berry glue for the berries of the holly and at the top of the image, I added a red bow punched baubles and snowflakes 
This next picture shows the glitter and glossy accents a lot better. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I would like to thank you all for visiting and for the wonderful comments that you leave, I hope you like my card and please come back soon.

25 Oct 2013

AUTUMN BIRTHDAY

Today I have a card that I would like to enter into the following challenges:
I have used an A5 card base the picture and cardstock are from the Hunkydory Autumn collection everything has been mounted onto gold mirri card all quite simple.
Many thanks for visiting, I have enjoyed stopping by to see my blogging friends again, I still have quite a few to see but I am getting there, lol.

24 Oct 2013

CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME

Hello again, I am back with yet another Christmas card that I would like to enter into a few challenges which are as follows:
For my card I have used an 8x8 red scalloped card base, I have used mirri card to mount the papers onto I have also used the gold card for the punched holly leaves and the circles, the circles were cut out using my ek success circle cutter, the main image is a new stamp called Butterfly Stitch although it is a dress it can also be used to make a butterfly the stamp is available from Craftidevils by way Create and Craft.  I stamped the image with clear Versamark then used WOW gold embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the image 3 times so I could cut it out and decoupage it I then used promarkers to colour then added Glossy Accents, finally I added a computer generated sentiment, ribbon, gem and Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry PVA glue for the berries.

I have taken a picture at different angles with a hope that both the glossy accents and the shine of the mirri card would show up.
Well that is it from me for the moment I do hope that you have enjoyed your visit and please come back soon.

21 Oct 2013

CHRISTMAS TILDA AND CHRISTMAS CARD CLUB 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone, after a couple of months break I have finally managed to make a couple of cards that I would like to enter into some challenges:  I know it has taken awhile but I had lost all my enthusiasm for any crafting, I then realised that time was marching on so I decided to pull my finger out and get on with making some Christmas cards.
My first card features Tilda with her Christmas tree, I have coloured her with Copics and sprinkled the tree with silver glitter, I cut her out and adhered her with silicone glue.  I used an 8x8 Christmas embossing folder then added some red spot Back To Basics paper, the sentiment is also Magnolia I stamped it with Versafine then embossed with silver powder, the hanging snowflakes at the bottom are from the Christmas range by Chloe, I have also embossed them, the black ivy is a Joanna Sheen Signature Die Cut the Poinsettias are Marianne die cuts, finally I added some pearls, red organza bow and some Magnolia gold things,


My second Christmas card is based on the Christmas Card Club theme that has been chosen by Sue and is the 12 days of Christmas, my card features the first 3.  I have used an 8x8 red scalloped base card the blue card, images and sentiment are all Hunkydory, I used gold mirri card for the matting.  I added some white ribbon and bows to the tags then added some buttons and punched snowflakes 


I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:


I want to thank each and everyone of you for waiting for my return and not abandoning ship, I have missed visiting you all and can't wait to start seeing your awesome work.

20 Aug 2013

CHRISTMAS CARD

Just a quickie post, I made this Christmas card with one of my beloved Tilda images, I have coloured her with promarkers, the papers are new, I added some red and a thin strip of organza ribbon and bow the bow I topped with a green dazzler gem, I stamped a sentiment and added more AB gems.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
See you soon

18 Aug 2013

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA

Today I am showing a card that I have finally finished, I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
I have used quite a few new items on my card such as the 8 x8 snowflake embossing folder, EK Success Circle cutter, Memory Box Bell ?Die Cuts and my Poinsettia clear stamp by Jane Nestorenko.
I coloured the images with promarkers used my EK Success circle cutter for the images and red circles, I used Crafter's Companion spray glitter but it does not show up very well, I added some Debbie Moore gold glitter for the hanging string effect (the glitter is also new) I used my Tonic snowflake punch and my scalloped oval punch for the sentiment then tied a double bow for each bauble with red and white organza ribbon, finally I added some gems.
Many thanks for visiting me I do hope that you like my card, I will see you soon.

15 Aug 2013

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

This week I have been working on this card for the Christmas Card Challenge, each day I did a little bit more.  The theme for this challenge was chosen by ASHA the theme being your favourite Christmas song/carol, this stamp came to mind immediately, my beloved Tilda with the snowman.
I have also followed the theme of the previous challenge that was set by Clare, use pastel colours with a circle somewhere on your card.
I coloured the image with pastel flexmarkers, I used my new EK Success circle cutter, it is a brilliant tool, the paper is from a 12 x 12 pack and came with some alpha letters, I used a Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp, Tonic snowflake punch and a white organza bow.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I thought that you might also like to know about a DT call that is being made by LISA at
If you are interested then just click on the link

Many thanks to everyone who has left me such lovely comments, I have been on visiting rounds but I still have a way to go, so please bear with me.
I have been doing my mums garden for the last few weeks which has taken up so much of my time, as my mum is 94 and my brother is awaiting a hip operation they are not able to get around, the garden was a real mess and it upset my mum who has always loved her garden, I have now finished the back and just started on the front both mum and bro are really pleased.
Take care see you soon.

11 Aug 2013

RELAX

I was asked by a relative to make a birthday card this is what I came up with.
I used a House Mouse rubber stamp that I bought from Joanna Sheen it came with some more images and the sentiments, I coloured the image with promarkers.  I used a trellis effect embossing folder that I also bought from the Joanna Sheen online shop, I have used yellow, cream and red card that I have used a border punch on, I added green gingham ribbon and bow then added some butterflies and Viva Decor Gold pearl drops.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I would like to thank everyone who left me comments on my previous posts, I am so grateful for you taking the time to visit and leave me such wonderful messages.
I am hoping to be able to visit you all soon until then take care.

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