23 Dec 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hi all I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I treated myself recently to a couple of stamp sets from Inky Doodles I have been having a play with them and this is my first card that has been made using all stamps from the sets.
The backgrounds, ribbon strip, banners, tag, buttons and image I have stamped using TH Distressed Inks, I have added a ribbon to the tag and twine for the banner, I used promarkers for the image.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Many thanks for your lovely comments I will be visiting you very soon, until then enjoy the festivities.
If you feel like doing a bit of shopping then please visit Bearly Mine Designs there is a big sale starting Boxing Day.

19 Dec 2012

THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE #93

Hi all before I tell you about our new challenge I want to thank everyone who joined in our birthday blog hop and left a comment, each DTM has chosen a winner from their blogs so please do go to the challenge blog and check if you were one of the lucky ones.
The winner chosen from my visitors was
Our new challenge will run until 9th January the theme is
ANYTHING GOES
The DT have been given a break from commenting for this particular challenge as it runs over both Christmas and New Year but each and every entry is still so important to us at and we would love to see your wonderful creations at
Here is my DT card using the pre coloured image
Look Where i found You
I used my MCS programme to insert the PNG image and a sentiment onto papers from BMD (link in side bar) I used my deckle edged cutter around the paper then mounted onto a 6x6 card base.  I added some Memory Box die cuts, gems and handmade flowers.
I thought that you may like to see some new pictures of Little Jess, I took these just a couple of days ago and you can see how much she has grown, her legs are quite long now, she is still so soft and silky her teeth are as sharp as pins and she is a beauty. 

She has had all her injections and is allowed out into the world today, I have bought her a collar, lead and coat so I thought I would give her a little walk and see if she enjoys it.
I have been doing some visiting and I can honestly tell you that I have been blown away by the beautiful creations that I have seen, I am in awe of you all, the creativity is outstanding I am so proud to have you all as my blogging friends 
Hugs to all and I hope to see you a little later.

18 Dec 2012

BEARLY MINE CHALLENGE #66

This post is scheduled so I hope it works

The challenge for the next 2 weeks at
is all about
WINTER BIRTHDAYS
the winner will receive a choice of 2 sets of digi papers from
My DT card below has been made using papers from the Mini Dots and Christmas Wishes sets.
I have kept this quite simple and used black card for mounting the papers onto, I have used the same black card for the flowers which have been made using the Tonic perfect petal punches, I have added ribbon, bow, pins and gems, the sentiment is from Kanban, the image is Tilda coloured with promarkers, cut out and adhered with silicone glue.
I hope that you will come join the challenge 

10 Dec 2012

HEARTFELT THANKS

Hi all, I don't know why but I feel rather nervous writing this post, I suppose it is because I have been off for a little while.
Before I start my post I would like to thank each and everyone of my blogging friends for the wonderful e-mails, cards and comments on the post that my son wrote.  I did not know that he had posted that I was not well, he has been so good reading all my e-mails for me.
It really has meant so much to me to know that you have missed me and the kindness that you have shown me is awesome, so I thank you with all my heart.
I am finding it very difficult to adjust to my life without my beloved Polo, I know that I was very upset when I lost him but it seemed to hit me all of a sudden that he was not coming back to me and I was just a broken mess.  I am feeling a little like my normal self today and actually made a card that my mum requested.
I do have a few apologies to make to my DT's as I have not been joining in the challenges and I am so very sorry for that.
I have made a deep shadow box card in the colours of red and white, I have used mainly Kanban Christmas items that I ordered from Create and Craft.
I used two A4 card stock cut at 51/2" across the width, the plain red card is pearlescent, the foiled red and white card is Kanban
I measured each end of the widths at 1/2" and 1.1/2" I used my Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Die cut for the aperture at the front, I used the Kanban Die Cut Glittered Poinsettias for for the inside and some small ones on the outside all have been 3'd with silicone glue, I used extra tacky tape for securing the two cards together, I added some die cut snowflakes red gems, die cut flourish and sentiment.
A Side View 
View from the top 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I have also entered this into the Christmas Card Challenge at 
Money Supermarket there are some awesome prizes for the top 3 winners.
I think I surprised myself by making this shadow box card as I have not been in the most crafty of moods, I do hope that you like it, I will begin doing some commenting over the next few days so until then have a lovely day.
There is a new challenge over at both 
AND
I hope you will be able to join them 

5 Dec 2012

THE PAPER SHELTER BLOG HOP



Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to 
Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 
2nd Birthday!!!! 
If you have landed here from SHANNON then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to 
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 
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 
Here is my DT project
I have made my first ever double concertina gate fold card, I have used the beautiful image called Fantasy on Ice, I have used the image twice a full image on the inside and I have used a circle punch for the image on the front, I have used SU blue card stock, Ooh La La paper, SU border punch, 2 snowflakes, 2 flower pearls and flowers. 


From here you will need to hop on over to ANN MARIE 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

Don't forget that the challenge for the next 2 weeks is use 2 of anything.

GOOD LUCK  to you all.

1 Dec 2012

my mum

This is James here to let you know that my mum is in a bad place at the moment she is very depressed and is crying a lot of the time, I think it is mainly because our dog Polo died.  I know that she loves her blogging but is not well enough to do anything at the moment.  I wanted to let you know just in case she does not feel better soon.

26 Nov 2012

OOH LA LA CHALLENGE #119

Today we have a new fortnightly challenge for you to try out at
the theme is 
SPOTS AND DOTS
Here is my DT card 
I have gone for a black and white theme with some texture the papers and image are from the silhouette folder.
I used one of my 6x6 Embossing folders from Joanna Sheen, i have layered both papers and image onto black card stock, I used my SU punch for the butterfly, I added some black gems, spotty ribbon and a stamped sentiment,

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I do hope that you will come join us in our challenge we always love to see you.

23 Nov 2012

Tilda X 2 Christmas Card

Today I have a card to show you that I have been making for the last couple of days, it is an 8x8 Octagonal Pearl card which started off as an A3 Centura Pearlescent card, I used one of my boards to emboss the shape.
The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, Simply Dots and Christmas Wishes sets.
I used the same board to emboss the design of the smaller Octagons then mounted them onto gold linen textured card, the large Octagon I have used gold stickers around the edge.
I used Marianne die cuts for the snowflakes and tree, the central shape is a felt embellishment that I bought a while ago.  The brown snowflakes I used a similar brown felt. I have used two Tilda's a large one and one of my mini ones, the sentiment is also an older stamp from many moons ago.
Finally I added spotty ribbon, flower and pearls.
For the first time ever I have actually completed the inside of a card I used the same paper as on the front of the card, I had stamped another larger Tilda cut her out and put her on the inside with the verse.  The Tilda images have all been coloured with promarkers.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Many thanks for visiting see you soon

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21 Nov 2012

THE PAPER SHELTER #91 BIRTHDAYS

Hi all, today our challenge at 
is
BIRTHDAYS
Our lovely Sponsors are
Veronica and Pedro of
Here is my DT project using an older Paper Shelter image called
Teddy Bear With Flower
I have coloured both images with promarkers then cut them out, I made another cracker in black and silver rose holographic card, I added pink pearls white organza bows and roses, the card is also made using the same card I added some pink pearl card to the inside and mounted the same oval shape as on the front, I sliced the front of the card in half.  The oval is a Sizzix frame die that I have had for some years but has tucked it away. I used silver linen textured card for the centre to mount the image. I added some flowers and a Dufex Birthday Wishes sentiment.


I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
I hope that you like my project and please come join our challenge this week we would love to see you.

20 Nov 2012

BEARLY MINE CHALLENGE #62 SNOWFLAKES

Hi all, today our new challenge at
is all about 
SNOWFLAKES
Our lovely sponsor is

Here is my DT card using papers from the Christmas Set-Christmas lights
This card did not turn out as I envisaged but I like it, I hope that you do as well.
I have gone for a green and pink colours theme and used one of my much older Tilda Stamps, this was one of the first ones I ever bought, I have coloured her with promarkers then cut her out and 3'd her to the card, I added green organza ribbon, die cut tree, snowflake charm and a stamped sentiment.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I hope that you will come join our challenge this week all are welcome and we do love to see your beautiful work.
I will see you later until then have a great day.

18 Nov 2012

WHOOPSIE DAISY CHALLENGE

DIE CUTS AND/OR PUNCHES
Hi all our new weekly challenge has started the theme is die cuts and /or punches
here is my DT card using an image from sheet no: 356
I have gone for a red and brown theme for my card I have coloured the gorgeous image with promarkers, the die cuts I have used are the TH butterfly edge, SU flowers and a SU corner punch, I have added some Viva Decor and flower pearls.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I hope that you will come and join our challenge this week I know that there are so many wonderful die cuts and punches around and being used on some spectacular projects we would love to see them so please come share you wonderful creations with us this week at

I really want to thank you all so much for the wonderful comments that you have left for me on my last post, I am overwhelmed by your awesome kindness and friendship, so THANK YOU.

15 Nov 2012

Tilda on Christmas Morning

Hi all, it seems to have been such a long time that I have posted a card other than DT projects.
I have been visiting you all and I have been wowed by the beautiful creations that I have seen, you have inspired me so much that I decided to make this card.
I have used one of my favourite Tilda stamps.  I used a Spellbinder scalloped circle die and stamped Tilda onto it, I stamped her again coloured her with Copics then cut her out so I could 3'd her and not have her covered by the TH Clock die cut.  I used red mirri card for the  Clock die, I also used a Marianne snowflake die and Christmas tree die cut.  I used black mirri card for the tree and one of the snowflakes.  The papers are Basic Grey all of which have been mounted onto black card, I added a silver Dufex sentiment which I also mounted onto black card.  Finally I added some gems and Cosmic Twinkles Silver Glitter to the edges of the papers and the tree.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I thought you might like to see some new pictures of Little Jessie and an update.
She is beautiful and bringing me so much joy, even though I am still grieving for my Po, it is getting easier.
Jessie has grown and loves both her food and toys.

I would like to thank you all so much for visiting, I hope that you like my card I will say bye for now big hugs see you later.

12 Nov 2012

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OLLCB #118-SOMEONE SPECIAL

Hi all, today our new fortnightly challenge begins at 
the theme is
SOMEONE SPECIAL
this could be either a card or project or both, it could be a Christmas card for that special person in your life, the list is endless
here is my DT card using papers and image from the CD, Fleur D'Imagination
It is my mum and her twin sisters' birthday on Friday they will be 93 yrs young.
My mum asked me to make a special card for her sister and I thought this would be perfect.
I have added lace, bows, flowers and lots of pink pearls, the sentiment is computer generated.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Once again I would like to pass on my heartfelt thanks for your lovely comments on my posts.  Jessie is settling down nicely she loves her food and really loves to play so she is keeping me on my toes, lol.
I have just finished steaming my carpets etc, she is doing a little better with her toilet but still forgets at times, I can put up with this as she is so tiny.  She has made me laugh again, I think my Po would love her.
Bye for now see you later.

7 Nov 2012

PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE #89 FAIRIES AND ELVES

Hi all today we have a new challenge for you to try out at
the theme is
FAIRIES AND ELVES
Our sponsors are the lovely 
Veronica and Pedro 
Here is my DT card using my all time favourite image
a Lil Bit Grumpy.
I have coloured her with promarkers, I cut her out and adhered her with silicone glue.  I have used my new 6x6 grand spot embossing folder on the base green card, I then used my new Cheery Lynn square die cut which has also been embossed, finally I added some pearls, flowers and butterfly.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I do hope that you will come join us this week at The Paper Shelter we would love to see you all.
I have started visiting all my blogging friends and I am so happy to see all your beautiful creations, I still have more to visit and see but I will be around later
This afternoon I am taking little Jess to the Vets to be checked out and wormed. She is a little darling and settling down nicely, she is a feisty little girl who seems to be afraid of very little, lol.
She does love to lie by me on the sofa while I am on the computer and at this moment she is asleep.
Once again many thanks for all you wonderful messages.
love & hugs to all.

6 Nov 2012

BEARLY MINE CHALLENGE #60-ANYTHING GOES

Hi all, today the theme for our challenge at
is
ANYTHING GOES 
The sponsor is our own lovely Donna of
Here is my DT project using papers from the new
Christmas Traditions set
I have made not only a card but my first ever cracker, I made it using the Hougie Board, I added organza bows and a matching Kanban image as used on the card.  For the card I have used silver textured mirri card the circles I cut using my X-Cut circle cutter, I added some sequins and a green flower bow, the embellishment in the centre is an earring that was given to me by someone who was disposing of them I knew they would come in useful, finally I added a Kanban sentiment.


I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Many thanks for visiting I do hope that you will come and join us this week at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Love & hugs
lorraine xxxx

5 Nov 2012

WHOOPSIE DAISY CHALLENGE - CHRISTMAS CARDS

Hi all, I am a tad late with posting my DT card so big apologies.
The challenge this week at
is
CHRISTMAS CARDS
Here is mine using the image from sheet no; 376 
I have used promarkers to colour this beautiful image, the colours are my all time favourite, Pink and Brown, the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs (link in sidebar).
I have used gold textured mirri card to mount the papers and image onto, I used a SU punch down the side of one of the card and a corner punch to round off the corners.  I have added pearls and a ribbon/flower embellishment.  The ribbon I tied myself and teased it into a rosette style flower, I added a large pink flower for the centre topped with a gold punched circle and pearl.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Before I go I just have to say how overwhelmed I am with all the awesome comments that I have received for both the loss of my beloved Polo and the arrival of tiny Jess.
I have shed so many tears reading them all plus the wonderful e-cards and e-mails.  I will never be able to tell you how much you all mean to me, the support, friendship, kindness and encouragement have made me feel full of love and hope.
I want to reply to you all which will take time so I just wanted to let you know that I have not ignored you but my eyes are quite sore and red with all the tears that I have shed.
I love you all you are all very special to me, Polo and Little Jess.
xxxxxxxxxxx

4 Nov 2012

INTRODUCING JESSIE THE JACK RUSSELL PUP

Hi all, today I would like you all to meet my new little baby Jessie.
My son bought this little lady home to me yesterday, she is an 8 week old Jack Russell, she is soooooo tiny.  She has more markings than my darling Polo had but she does have a black spot on her tail/bum just like my beloved Po.




I have given her my Steiff Bear to keep her company in her dog bed until I can get more stuff for her.
My mum has fallen in love with her and spends a lot of time holding her while she sleeps, it is a good job that mum only comes to stay at weekends or I think Jess would think that it is my mum who is her new owner, lol.
I have been grieving for my darling Po so much and I believe a part of me died inside when he had to leave me.
I know that Jess will be spoilt rotten and receive so much love that it will be tumbling over her.
Once again I would like to thank all of you for your wonderful comments they have really helped me so much.
I am hoping to start blogging again later today and will be taking time to visit you all, until then have a lovely weekend.

30 Oct 2012

Ooh La La Challenge #117

Hi all, I want to thank you for the beautiful comments you have left for me over the loss of my darling Polo, they have meant so much to me, you will never know how much I appreciate each and everyone, I thank you with all my heart.
I am trying hard to regain some semblance of normality but please bear with me.
have a new challenge the theme is
C FOR CHRISTMAS
Here is the card that I made before my traumatic loss.
I made an easel card from red mirri card, due to the reflection I took the picture at an angle, the image and papers are from the Everyday CD Rom.  I have added pearls, ribbon and bow.
Many thanks for visiting.

29 Oct 2012

HEARTBROKEN

I am sorry I have not been around this last week but my little Po was put to sleep last Thursday.
We had been together for over 17 years, my heart is in pieces at the moment
I lost my Broadband connection the day Po left me, today Po came home, his ashes are in a beautiful wooden casket, my new router was delivered so I could get back on line to let you know.
The picture below is one of the last ones that I took of Polo
Polo Mr Handsome
I don't know how I am manage to write this as I am in tears, as I have been for the last week,  I just want to be with my Po.  
RIP my little darling I will love you for eternity.
10-06-1995 - 25-10-2012
Thank you all for your comments on my posts, once I feel a little better I will be visiting you all.

24 Oct 2012

THE PAPER SHELTER #87-HALLOWEEN

Hi all, today we have a new challenge for you to try out at
the theme this week is
HALLOWEEN
our lovely sponsors are
Veronica and Pedro of
Here is my DT card using the beautiful image 
Adorable Little Devil
I have coloured this beauty with Promarkers, the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs new Halloween set (link in sidebar), I have used black card for the base as well as mounting the image, I used both black and orange card for the punched flowers the bat I just cut out with scissors so excuse its shape.  Finally I added some green gems and red ones for the eyes of the pumpkin.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I would like to thank you all for visiting and for leaving a comment (if you have) I am grateful for any input you have on my work I just hope that you get a little pleasure from visiting me as I do you.
Hugs to all.

23 Oct 2012

BEARLY MINE CHALLENGE #58-EASEL CARDS

Hi all, today the weekly challenge at 
is
EASEL CARDS
Our sponsor is
The prize for one lucky winner is a $20 gift voucher to spend in store
Here is my DT card using papers from CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
I have used black cardstock for the base of the easel card also to mount the image which is a LOTV pre coloured die cut.
I have added black gross grain ribbon and bows, sentiments, gems, die cut snowflake and flower.
I hope that you will come join us this week for our new challenge theme, all are welcome.

22 Oct 2012

SPOOKTACULAR SAVINGS

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