Thursday, 19 January 2017

Black and White

Hi Crafters,

I've made these two cards in order to enter the new challenge at Double D Challenges.
When I saw the challenge yesterday I remembered buying a collection from one of the stalls at the Sincerely Yours Craft Event last year and thought that it fit the theme perfectly.
So here are the cards that I made.



Other Challenges I'd like to enter:
Double D Challenges - Black & White
Crafty Catz - #353 ATG twist Butterflies
Allsorts Challenge - #398 Wings on Things
Craft-Dee Bowz - January ATG +Bow
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Fab n Funky - #334 Must Use Ribbon

Well that's a little bit of my stash used up, I still have lots of things that I'm determined to create with this year that have been languishing in the shadows for far too long, so watch this space.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thinking of Spring

Hi Crafters,

I know we haven't experienced much in the way of bad weather where I live yet this winter but it still doesn't stop me from hoping Spring will hurry along and this image of cute little Blue Tits is just so typical of Spring-time with nesting birds and beautiful Spring bulbs and flowers.


Recipe
Image and Papers - Making Cards Magazine Freebies
Joanna Sheen Ivy Leaf Die
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Pearls

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts Challenge - #398 Wings on Things
Crafty Girlz - #22 ATG
Creative Moments - #109 ATG

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!
It's a downhill slope to the weekend from now on so hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.

See you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #378 - Hobbies/Sports

Hi Crafters,

It was my turn to choose the theme for this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
So I came up with

Hobbies / Sports

Recipe
Image - Dad's Shed - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Personal Impressions
Postage Stamp Die
Lea'bilities Watering Can Die
Sue Wilson's Wooden Fence Die

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This is Alf and he loves his man shed. Can you see how proud he is of his wonderful domain and his garden of course :o)
Our Sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique where my image comes from and they are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
DigiStamp Boutique - January Challenge
I Love Promarkers - #326 Use Something New (Digi Image)
Creative Fingers - #122 ATG
Incy Wincy Designs - For the Men in your Life


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We'd love to see what you create with the theme and using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers of course.

Thanks for joining me today,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 16 January 2017

Terrible Two's

Hi Crafters,

I've been playing with my Silhouette Cameo again recently and come up with these two card designs for little boys cards.



Quite simple designs but I love the bold colours.
I have highlighted with a white gel pen and the background papers are from a Decotime pad from The Range.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #333 Birthday with a Number
Incy Wincy Designs - For the Men in your Life

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I do love to join in with some challenges, they help with inspiration or just to decide what theme to create with but lately I've had three separate challenges where I have won a prize and despite emailing and doing all that's necessary to claim my prize I haven't heard a thing back from them which is quite disappointing. Whilst we don't enter these challenges just for the prizes it is nice when you win one to actually receive that prize don't you think? Has anyone else experienced this lately?

Well I will hopefully see you back here tomorrow when I will be sharing my DT card for Passion for Promarkers.
Thank you for visiting

Lorraine
xXx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Still Getting into the Swing of it...

Hi Crafters,

...I thought I would bounce back in to the New Year and carry on blogging as before but here we are January 13th and I've only blogged twice this year so far!
Just realised it's Friday 13th too, shhh, it's unlucky to write that down, don't tell anyone :o)

I've been creating but I just haven't had the time to blog them yet, so be prepared, there may be an avalanche of posts here soon.
Today's card is quite a simple design, or it was in my head when I started, but it turned out to be quite time consuming to cut out and ink each die cut and fit foam pads to the back side in all the tiny spaces.



Recipe
Dies - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de Lis & Labels Twenty Two
Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Glitter Card

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #353 ATG twist Butterflies
Brown Sugar - #233 ATG
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #221 ATG
In The Pink - #110 ATG
Moving Along with the Times - #36 Something in the Air

We've had the first snow of the year this morning, only a little splattering thank goodness but I hope all my blog buddies around the country are ok as I know further West and North have had it really bad.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #1 for 2017 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

We are starting the rounds again this year at our friendly Christmas Card Club with the first challenge for 2017.

Our host, Margaret has given us an easy one to begin with...

ANYTHING GOES


I'm making an early start on some of my family cards so this is what I have created.


Recipe
Wreath Die - Tutti Designs
Fir Trees - Lea'bilities Dies
Stitched Ovals - Crealies Dies
Stamped Sentiment - Creative Expressions

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #332 ATG
Brown Sugar - #232 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #179 Winter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #72 Lots of Glitter
CHNC on Saturday - #315 ATG Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra Jan Challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge - A and B are for...Challenge
A - ATG or B - Bow


The rest of our group will be posting cards today too so to take a peek at them please follow the links in the tab above.
If you'd like to get a head start on your Christmas cards this year then why not join in with us? Send Margaret a message above and join our group - we don't bite :)

Happy Sunday

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #376 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are starting a wonderful New Year, full of renewed enthusiasm for your hobbies after the holiday celebrations.
We are starting a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers today with a nice easy theme of...

ANYTHING GOES


Recipe
Image - Stanley, I Heart U - Crafty Sentiments
Promarkers
XCut Scalloped Rectangles Die
Paper - Dusk 
Satin Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #325 ATG
Crafty Inspirations - #265 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #458 ATG

Our sponsor for this challenge is
who are offering 3 digital images to the winner.

Please pop over to the BLOG for details of this new challenge and later we will be announcing the winners of our Mega Challenge from last month.

Happy Tuesday!

Lorraine 
xXx