Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A little bit of Christmas

Good Morning Everyone, 
What a weekend. The kids cricket matches have well and truly taken over my crafty time. On Sunday Tom had a match at the other side of York at 9.30am and Emma had a match in Goole at 12pm.....We finally arrived home at 7pm!! No clean school uniforms, no Sunday dinner....no crafty time!!
Here is one I made a while ago. This time no colouring required - just a lovely image from one of the Hunkydory Little books!
The background papers are First Edition - I've used Creative Expressions poinsettia die and Lili of the Valley sentiment tags.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

A Hand to Hold - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
It's new release day! 20 gorgeous new stamps from Lili of the Valley available from 12pm today.
This is the completely adorable...'A Hand to Hold'.
I've coloured them with promarkers and the background papers are from Lemoncraft - Tiny Miracles. I've used a Marianne Creatables fence die, a die namics flower die and Memory Box butterfly. The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement. More cricket this morning and another full day of it tomorrow!
Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Jasmine Studying - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
Only one more day to go before Lili of the Valley release 20 gorgeous new stamps. This is another one of those new stamps....Jasmine Studying

I've coloured her with promarkers and First Edition markers. The background papers are from Lemoncraft - Tiny Miracles. I've added a Die namics flowers die, and Joanna Sheen rose leaves. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Set 25 Handwritten Phrases.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Blooming Lovely - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of the older images from DigiStamp Boutique. This is from the ....
I coloured them with promarkers, and added liquid pearls to teh flowers. The background paper is from my bit box! The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

                                                    



Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Going Dotty
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Lazy Daisy - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
Sorry I haven't been to round to visit your blogs over the last couple of days. Tom had a cricket match on Thursday night, Emma had a match last night, both had training this morning......2 more matches tomorrow, one on Monday night and one on Tuesday night! 
Might be able to visit y our blogs soon....!! As for the crafty hobby..mmmm!
However, I do have a card to share today using another one of the gorgeous new images due to be released by  Lili of the Valley on the 20th May. This is 'Lazy Daisy'.

I've coloured them with Promarkers and teh background papers are from Craft Creations. I've used a Lawn Fawn sun die, a Memory Box cloud die, a MFT fence die and an Xcut flower punch.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Bingo ( Birthday, Bling, Punch)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches

Thanks for taking the time for visiting my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Razzle Dazzle at In the Pink

Good Morning everyone,
We have a new challenge starting at In The Pink today, with a really easy theme.....RAZZLE DAZZLE
I've used a very cute Penny Black stamp for today's card. This is Baby Hammock.


I've coloured her with Promarkers and the background papers are bits from my scrap box, but I think they are Nit Wits. I've added a Memory Box Cherry blossom die , Marianne creatables fence die and sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley. I added lots of pink gems to add the razzle dazzle!

Our generous sponsor this time is All Dressed Up - you could win two free digital images if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies.

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I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbon and Rubber
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Bridesmaid - Lili of the Valley DT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILI OF THE VALLEY
Good Morning Everyone,
If you hadn't guessed it's Lili of the Valley's birthday ..13 years old today! There are lots of events and chances to win prizes over on their Facebook page.

I really wanted to make a birthday card to share today but I completely ran out of time so instead I am sharing one of the soon to be released stamps.
This is 'Bridesmaids'.
I've coloured her with promarkers and the background papers are from Nitwits. The flower is a mix of a Die namics die and a Marianne creatables die, the leaves are a Joanna Sheen die. I've added ribbon, pearls and sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-


Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Flowers for Mum - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have my DT card to share for DigiStamp Boutique. For today's card I have used some of the images from the ...
I coloured this with promarkers, and the background papers are from Nit Wits.  I've used a poppy Stamps Theo butterfly die and a Marianne Creatables fence die. The sentiment is from 'A Bouquet for Mum' set.  

                                                    



Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows
Simon Says Stamp - A touch of Pink
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Park Bench Affair at PBSC

Good Morning Everyone, 
It's the first Saturday of May(already) and we have a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month the theme is...
WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY OR ANYTHING LOVE
I've used 'The Park Bench Affair' for today's card.

I've coloured them with promarkers, the background papers are from an old Lili of the Valley pad. I've used a Die namics flower die, a Die namics fence die and an xcut flower punch.

Our sponsor this month is 1-2-3 stitch with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner.

                                                           


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - A Hint of Pink
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Emma came home yesterday absolutely shattered having had a brilliant time doing all the outdoor activities. She's conquered fears (abseiling) and learnt lots of new skills. Still, I'm really happy to have her home!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Have a lovely weekend.

Lorraine x
                                              

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Alice Biking Buddies - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Evening Everyone,
It's a strange day today. My daughter has gone on a residential trip with school. She was very excited, they are gorge walking, canoeing, abseiling and allsorts of other activities. She is only 9 yrs old and this is her first time away from home and I'm counting down the hours until she gets back!!!

I have a card to share today using another one of the fabulous new images soon to be released by Lili of the Valley. this is Alice - Biking Buddies

I've coloured her with promarkers  and the background papers are from. I've used a die namics flower die, a Marianne creatables fence die and ivy die.

There is also a new Lili of the Valley challenge over on Facebook. An easy theme this time of .....Happy Birthday.






I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Fab n Funky  - Lovely Ladies
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Flo Sleepover Set - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of the images from a recently released set from DigiStamp Boutique. This is from the ....
This set comes with lots of stamps perfect for those  girlie cards. I coloured her with promarkers, and fussy cut her out. The background papers are from my bit box!. I've used a Die namics flower die, and the sentiment is from 'A Bouquet for Mum' set.  

                                                    



Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Di's digi Designs Challenge - Use something Digital (image)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Alice Ice Cream - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
I have another card to share today using one of the brand new stamps due to be released by Lili of the Valley on the 10th May. This little cutie is a new character called 'Alice'.
This is.....Alice Ice Cream

I coloured her  with promarkers and added lots of glitter to the fairy wings. The background papers are from Nit Wits. I've used a Spellbinder frame die, a Creative Expressions Peony die, a Die namics fence die and a Memory Box butterfly die. The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Happy Birthday at In The Pink

Good Morning everyone,
We have a new challenge starting at In The Pink today, with a really easy theme.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I've used one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps for today's card called 'Pippi Longsocks'.


I've coloured her with Promarkers and First Edition markers, and added lots of glitter to her fairy wings. The background papers were freebies in a magazine.
I've added a Memory Box Cherry blossom die and sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Pearls and/or Gems

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fairy Wings - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
There is a brand new set of stamps due to be released by Lili of the Valley on the 10th May. They are the most adorable images, you are going to love them.
This is.....Fairy Wings
I coloured her  with promarkers and added lots of glitter to the fairy wings. The background papers are from Ann Marie Designs. I've used a Spellbinder floral frame and a Joy Crafts butterfly border die. The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - One for the Girls
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image Challenge

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 24 April 2017

Maddy Happy Days - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using another one of the images from a recently released set from DigiStamp Boutique. This is ....
This set comes with 3 images and 3 sentiments, perfect for those  girlie cards. I coloured her with promarkers, and fussy cut her out. The background paper is from First Edition - Spring Feast. I've used a Die namics flower die, and the sentiment comes with the stamp.  

                                                    



Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website. You can find the April challenge HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Robin and Snowdrops - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of the fabulous new 'Simply Print' sheet from Lili of the Valley. This is...Robin and Snowdrops.

I cut the print for an oval frame and added lots of glitter.The background papers are Frosty Christmas (now discontinued). I've used a Marianne Creatables snowflake and tree dies and Lili of the Valley sentiment tags.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - I for Informal
Fab n Funky - In the Garden

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Snowy Village Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of the fabulous new 'Simply Print' sheets from Lili of the Valley. This is...Snowy Village.

I cut the print for an oval frame and added lots of glitter.The background papers are Dovecraft - Christmas Basics. I've used a Marianne designs snowflake and a spellbinders snowflake. The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - H for Home/ I for Informal
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Include a House/buildings
Sweet Stamping Christmas - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Maddie Happy Days

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using a one of the images from a fabulous new set from DigiStamp Boutique. This is ....
This set comes with 3 images and 3 sentiments, perfect for those  girlie cards. I coloured her with promarkers, paper pieced the bath, and added some glossy accents to the bubbles. The background paper is from Lili of the Valley, and I've used a Die namics flower die. The sentiment comes with the stamp.  

                                                    



Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website. You can find the April challenge HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Gifts fr You at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, 
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely long Easter weekend. As it's the middle of April, it's time for a reminder for our Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month the theme is...
EASTER OR SPRING
I've used 'Gifts for You' for today's card.


I've coloured him with promarkers, and the background papers are from an old LOTV pad. I've used a Die namics fence die, a Die namics flower die and an x-cut flower punch.

Our sponsor this month is 1-2-3 stitch  £10 voucher for one lucky winner.

                                                           



I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Penny Black and More - All things Spring
Creative Inspirations - Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (Twist - animals)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Have a lovely weekend, and Happy Easter

Lorraine x
                                              

Thursday, 13 April 2017

A Pink Lady!!

Good Morning everyone,
Exciting news! Have you seen the new badge in my sidebar?....Yes, I'm a pink Lady! Whoo hoo! How could I say no to the lovely Christine?!
So there is a new challenge starting at In The Pink today, with a really easy theme.....PEARLS
I've used the gorgeous Glamourous Gardener from Lili of the Valley for today's card.
As the theme is 'pearls', I've used pink pearl embellies, liquid pearls and my little gardener is wearing pearls! I've coloured her with promarkers and the background papers are from
I've added a variety of paper flowers and sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs this time, a £12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Flower Power

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all yoru comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 10 April 2017

Cute Sketchy Chicks - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using a few of the images from a fabulous new set from DigiStamp Boutique. This is ....
I coloured them with promarkers and the background paper is from    

                                                    


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (Option : Easter)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bunnies and Chicks

Don't forget you can enter any of your creations using a Digi Stamp Boutique image into the monthly competition. The prize is a fabulous £15 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Website. You can find the April challenge HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bobby Socks - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
Tom and Emma have 2 weeks off school and I have 2 weeks off work...yay!! The only problem is I think Mr Mojo has gone on holiday too!! I am sharing a card today that has turned out nothing like my plan.... Here's Bobby Socks from Lili of the Valley.

I've coloured her with promarkers and the background papers are from Craftwork Cards. I've added a MB blossom die and the leaves are Creative Expressions finishing touches.


Don't forget there's still time to join in the Lili of the Valley Facebook challenge. The theme is.......Feature a Female

Image may contain: text

Don't forget, you must use a Lili of the Valley product on your project.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Fab n Funky - Buttons and/or bows
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Your Next Stamp - April DT Dare

Good Morning Everyone
It's time for the April DT Dare over at Your Next Stamp. Your project must take inspiration from a book, it could be the cover or the story or something more general. You will need to leaver a comment by the 7th April on the YNS blog to be entered into the draw too win a stamp set of your choice. The winner will be announced on the 9th April.

I have taken inspiration from a book that my children loved - Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.

I've used the Aquarium Antics stamp set from this months new release for my card. The fish paper is from Echo Park and the wood paper is from Joy!crafts tough textures.  I've added some Enchanted Forest Gumdrops also from YNS. I LOVE these gumdrops!

That was my last project for Your Next Stamp - so I would just like to say a big thank you to the team for having me. It's been great to be able to join in with the new release and use these fab stamps.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement
Lorraine x

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

1960's Swinging Sixties - Lili of the Valley DT

Good Morning Everyone,
I have a card to share today using one of the fabulous new 'Retro Girl' images from Lili of the Valley that were released  yesterday.
This is 1960's Swinging Sixties'.


I've coloured her with promarkers  and added a few liquid pearls for hear earrings. The papers are from Craftwork Cards - Julie Loves . I added flowers from Creative Expressions Peony and Set 24 Sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.

A new Lili of the Valley Facebook challenge started this week and will last until  15th April. The theme is...
Feature a Female

Image may contain: text

There are some fabulous prizes on offer. You must use a Lili of the Valley image on your project but there are so many gorgeous girl to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which one to use!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement.
Lorraine x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Shopping Imogen - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Good Morning Everyone, 
I have a card to share today using one of older stamps from DigiStamp Boutique. This is ....
I coloured her with promarkers and the background papers are from Echo Park - Summertime. I've used a Die namics flower die and added a few pearls.

                                                    


I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.

Lorraine x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,
To celebrate the new release there is a fabulous blog hop, with a $25 YNS Gift Certificate as a prize. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater the odds of winning this brilliant prize. You do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.


To celebrate the new release there is a fabulous blog hop, with a $25 YNS Gift Certificate as a prize. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater the odds of winning this brilliant prize. You do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.

This was my card using a very cute stamp from the new release - Purrfectly Cute CYNS559.
I've coloured it with promarkers and added a few liquid pearls. The background papers are from Craft Creations and Craftwork Cards. I've used a Die namics fence die and a Creative Expressions Peony die. The sentiment comes with the stamp. This is the first time that I have used 'Your next Stamp' products and I have to say ....they are gorgeous! The stamps are really good quality and leave a very clear impression, and wait till you see the gumdrops - I need all the colours!! 
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog and for all your comments and encouragement. Don't forget to leave a comment!
Lorraine x

   
   
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