16 Apr 2017

ADDICTED TO STAMPS #146

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL

Today is the start of our new fortnightly challenge at

the theme is
NOT A SQUARE CARD

our lovely sponsor is

Marianne Design
the prize for the lucky winner

here is my DT card.
I have used a 5" circular scalloped card, I added a circle mirror card topped with a Hobby House topper all from my stash, I stamped my Tulip Tilda then cut her out, I also stamped several flowers then cut them out, I chose the colour Lilac to match the colour of the topper and added a recycled purple bow.




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

Many thanks for visiting I do hope that you will come join us for the next two weeks SHAPED CARD challenge.

I am afraid I will not be a regular visitor to blogland for the moment, Jess and I are still trying to settle into our new place, I am spending quite a lot of time with my mum but hope to regain the craft momentum as soon as I feel able, until then I wish you all a very Happy Easter.
hugs
lorraine x

19 Mar 2017

ADDICTED TO STAMPS #144

Hi all, today is the start of a new challenge at
the theme for the next two weeks is
EASTER
the sponsor is

here is my DT card using a new rubber stamp (bought before I moved) called 
Tilda with Daffodils
the papers are Bearly Mine both image and papers have been mounted onto black card, I coloured Tilda with markers then added lots of lovely spring flowers, double yellow organza ribbon, bark heart and sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
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If you would like to enter our challenge and win the wonderful £10 voucher please ensure you use rubber stamps somewhere on your project
We look forward to coming to visit you

I am still trying to settle in my new flat it is very hard going especially after living in my other place for nearly 23 years, both James and I are finding it difficult.
I have only just set up my printer and I really hope that I can get back into some sort of routine soon, I feel a bit empty headed at the moment, nothing seems quite real to me but I know that given time it will get better.......I hope.
See you all soon and I do hope that you will come join our challenge.
hugs
lorraine x

11 Mar 2017

I'M BACK WITH TILDA IN BLUE

Hi all, I am finally back with you, the move to my new place was more stressful than I had anticipated but the help and support from my son, mum and brother was awesome.  I am still trying to find my feet and my stuff, I have a large storage cupboard which is filled with all craft items I was not aware that I had collected so much, I was quite shocked, so no more spending on craft goodies for me, however much I am tempted, lol. 
Unfortunately I missed the start of the new Magnolia Forever Challenge for March so I am posting my DT card today while I have some time.
The challenge theme is
RIBBON AND LACE
I have used both of these items on my card plus die cuts, flowers and butterflies, I used my Tilda with Daisy stamp, first I stamped the whole image onto the oval then stamped her again, coloured her and cut her out so i could create the 3d effect, I stamped the sentiment and added some pearl flowers, pearl drops and a touch of glitter.




I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:
HUGS
LORRAINE X

25 Feb 2017

TEMPORARY CLOSE DOWN

Hi all, today I am closing down my computer due to the move to my new flat, I will not be set up for the internet until 6th March and hope to be all sorted by then.  I wish you all well and send you love and big hugs, Lorraine xx

21 Feb 2017

FROM TILDA WITH LOVE

Hi all, I am having a 'chill' day today, well sort of, so I have been playing a little catch up and decided to post a card that I made not long ago.
I have gone mono with just a touch of red, I have used one of my beloved Tilda stamps this one is called Tilda with tulips, all my Tilda stamps are my favourites but there are one or two that stand out and this is one of them.
I coloured her with markers, the papers are Bo Bunny and I added 2 doilies one black and one white, I added a bow and some pearl drops finally I stamped a 'with love' sentiment.


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


An update on my move is that the carpet was fitted yesterday and I cleaned the windows it looks so much fresher, brighter and bigger.
I have ordered my cooker and fridge which should be delivered on Friday, there are still things for me to do and hopefully I can get my main furnishings in at the weekend.

I may be off line for a little while as I will not be connected to the internet until 6th March

I am in limbo land at the moment as this is such a big step for me to take and my brain is in overdrive, but I hope that things will work out for us.

Thank you all once again for being so kind and understanding
hugs
lorraine x

19 Feb 2017

ADDICTED TO STAMPS #142

Scheduled Post
Hi all, Today is the start of our new challenge at

the theme for the next 2 weeks is 
USE A NUMBER
( please use a stamp somewhere on our project)

Our lovely team mate Danoesja has donated this wonderful prize for the winner

and here us my card 
I have used one of my Gorjuss girl set of stamps that have never been used before, I stamped and coloured her then cut her out, the die cut frame is a Tattered Lace one, the papers and numbers come from the set of papers and die cuts that I bought some time ago, the simply gorjuss is a stamp that also came from a Gorjuss special set, I added a die cut Rosette, fabric flower and some pearls.



Thank you all so very much for popping by and leaving me such lovely comments on my previous posts, 

I think we are all experiencing sleepless nights at the moment although the baby is doing so well he is a perfect darling.

I myself am in the process of moving, I decided some time ago to sell my house and move into a studio flat.  

I have quite a lot to do to get it ready but I am so very lucky to have so many wonderful people willing to help

I am hoping that the move will be completed within the next 10 days, it will then give the new parents and baby time to bond as a family and to settle into a life of their own as they will be staying in the house until it is sold.

This is a major change for us all especially James and myself as we have been together for 26 years,  

Many thanks to you all for your friendship, support and understanding
hugs
lorraine x

17 Feb 2017

A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND PUPPIES

Hi all, I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments on my previous posts, I do apologise for not being around but we are trying to adjust to our beautiful new baby bundle, lol.  
I thought I would share this card with you that I made before the birth of my Grandson, this is the first time I have been able to really sit down to do work on my computer.
I have a little graphic at the end of this post that hopefully you will have ago with, I was asked if I would share this on my blog to generate some fun and an awareness that February is not only the month of Love but on February 20th it is 
LOVE YOUR PET DAY
how awesome is that, although everyday is love my pet day for me and many of you I am sure, but please try join in the fun.
Here are a couple of sites that you can visit
My card features a digital image from CHING-CHOU KUIK called Key to my Heart, I have coloured her with markers, the papers are Bearly Mine, I have added a SU stamped sentiment and used my SU punch for the butterflies, I also used my label punch for the gold strips, I then added red beads in a bottle and some flowers.


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

Now on to the fun part, I was asked by Rachel at Puppyspot if I would share this chart with you.

How would you go about choosing a new puppy to join your family?  Well here is a Breed Compatibility chart that could give you some idea of what breed to opt for,  it let's you know their traits and what other breeds they are best to team with,  try it out and see what you come up with, leave your answer in a comment and as an added bonus I will choose 1 or maybe 2 of you to win a prize that is craft related.

Love & hugs
Lorraine x

13 Feb 2017

THANK YOU ALL

I would like to say a big
THANK YOU 
for your wonderful comments 
I have been to see the baby and he is so beautiful, he is coming home today and with all that is going on I don't know whether I am coming or going, lol.
Here is a picture of baby and dad.
The baby's name is
Zachary James Joseph

Thank you again for sharing my joy on the birth of my new, first Grandson.
I hope that I will see you all soon when everything has settled a bit.
Hugs
Lorraine xxx

10 Feb 2017

MEET MY NEW GRANDSON

Hi all, I am so proud to be able to show you a picture of my first Grandchild, he was born this morning at 9.45am weighing in at 8lb, mum, dad and baby are doing well.

I probably will not be around much for the next few days but I will see you all soon
hugs
lorraine xxx

9 Feb 2017

CARD CHAIN CHALLENGE

Hi all, today I would like to share my card that i made for the January 
I chose to use the Animal theme
The main image is a stamp that I got from Joanna Sheen many years ago, I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink then cut it out with a Spellbinders oval die and matching scalloped frame, I embossed the white card, the flowers are also stamped, the top die is from Marianne Designs, finally I added just a touch of yellow and some black and white pearl drops.
I would like to enter my card onto the following challenge:

I sent this card to Nat in Canada
the card below I received from 
Marja in Spain


It is a beauty.
Thank you all for popping by I am just waiting for my mum to come and spend a little time with me so I will see you all later
hugs
lorraine x

6 Feb 2017

PURRFECT LOVE

Hi all, before I talk about my card I really want to thank everyone for their comments on my previous post it was so emotional to have so many friends congratulating me on my win, you are so kind and thoughtful, thank you.

I have a card to share with you today and enter into some challenges.  
I found a set of Gorjuss stamps that I have never used before and chose this one as it is the month of 'Love' and this set is called Purrfect Love
I stamped the image 4 times so I could paper piece her dress, hat, cat, heart, socks and boots, I also stamped a cat on it's own as it was a separate stamp, I also used the small hearts, tag, sentiment and star stamps that are in the set, the papers are actually from the Santoro Gorjuss range that I ordered from Create and Craft a little while back.
I added a black punched scalloped border, stamped flowers, gold pearl drops and beads in a bottle for the flower centres, the main white frame is from a set of Tonic dies I distressed the edges with TH ink.



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

Many thanks for popping by I will see you soon
hugs
lorraine x

4 Feb 2017

I'M IN SHOCK

I do not normally create a post like this but it is a rather special day for me.  Last week ALLSORTS CHALLENGE celebrated their milestone 400th challenge and celebrated this wonderful achievement, the main prize on offer was a 
TATTERED LACE BABY BLUE MACHINE
the awesome news that I woke up to this morning is that had I won it
I am full of emotion as I did not think this would ever happen, I am thrilled to bits, over the moon and gobsmacked, I am so lucky and feel blessed 
a big big thank you to 





this is my entry that won me this major prize


Another big thank you to my friends that left me messages to pop over to the challenge site to see this most wonderful news
I am off to pinch my self for the umpteenth time and let this news sink in, see you all later
hugs
lorraine xxxxx

1 Feb 2017

MAGNOLIA FOREVER #50 - LOVE

Hi all, it is time for another challenge at
Our Badge / Notre badge
the theme is 
LOVE
our lovely sponsors are


Here is my DT card using one of my Magnolia stamps.
I stamped and coloured the image with Copics, I used several unused dies, LOTV papers, glitter, flowers, pearls, ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.





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

I hope that you will come join us in the month of February and show us some of your love using any Magnolia stamp
hugs
lorraine x

30 Jan 2017

50th BIRTHDAY

Hi all, today my card share features a digital image that I got from Delicious Doodles sometime ago she is called Sunshine Gal, it is my cousins 50th birthday soon so decided to make this card for her, the papers are Bearly Mine (no longer available) the image I coloured with markers then cut her out and used silicone glue for a 3 d effect, the sentiment frame is also from Delicious Doodles, I inserted the sentiment by way of my MCS programme, I added some Hobby House flowers, punched butterflies, punched border and some gems.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Many thanks for popping by
hugs
lorraine x

29 Jan 2017

MISS DAISY DT CARD

Hi all, many, many thanks for the wonderful comments on my previous post.
Today my card share features an image and sentiment from the Raggedy range of stamps at Miss Daisy Stamps, this one is called
I coloured the image with markers and inserted the sentiment on MCS programme, the papers are Bearly Mine (no longer available) all have been mounted onto black card, I added an organza blue double bow, pink lace, pearl drops, butterflies and die cut flowers and gems.



Thank you so much for visiting please come back soon
hugs
lorraine x

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