Sunday, 22 January 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 North Star / Any Stars

Hi Crafters,

Our second Christmas challenge of the year is underway at the Christmas Card Club and Maureen has chosen 
North Star / Stars




Recipe
Creative Expressions Dies - Christmas Scene & Swirling Stars
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - Reindeer Forest & Corner Dies
Spellbinders Alphabet Dies
Mirri Card

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I had a lot of trouble with glare from the mirri card on this one, if I angled the card to stop the glare from the silver frame then I had a shine on the stars and vice-versa, so this was the best I could get.

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #333 ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #399 Christmas
Moving Along With The Times - #37 Swirls / Curls
Brown Sugar - #234 ATG
Creative Fingers - #123 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #317 ATG Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra - January Challenge

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I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you again soon,

Lorraine 
xXx

Friday, 20 January 2017

Shake It! - Pink and Girly

Hi Crafters,

Another post from me today... I'm on a roll ;o)

I'd like to share with you this pink shaker card. I have seen Jennifer D sharing some of her gorgeous shaker creations over the past few days and this got me to thinking and creating my own.
Now, This isn't anything like as stunning as Jennifer's but I'd like to thank her for the inspiration.


Recipe
Unicorn Silhouette - Silhouette Cameo Cut File
Glitter Card
Sequins, Beads and Course Glitter
Tattered Lace 'Happy Birthday' Sentiment Die

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I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
In The Pink - #111 What's New? (Cut File & Assorted Sequins)
Aud Sentiments - #171 ATG + Sentiment
Delicious Doodles - #20 Use Something New (Cut File & Assorted Sequins)
Deep Ocean - #146 Anything New (Cut File & Assorted Sequins)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything BUT Square

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Thank you for all your recent visits and I hope you have a wonderful Friday.

Lorraine
xXx

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