Thursday, 22 June 2017

Giddy-Up! - Yee-Haw!

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today as promised with the second of my 'cards for boys'


Recipe
Image - LOTV Topper
Papers - Cartabella 'Giddy Up Boy' (digital from Snap, Click, Supply)
Britannia Horseshoe Die
Memory Box Horse Die
Marianne Designs Rope Die LR0418

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts Challenge - # 420 Birthday Boy
Whimsie Doodles - June ATG/Masculine Makes

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a fab day.

Lorraine
xXx

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ahoy There Matey!

Hi Crafters,

I seem to have sold quite a few cards for boys of late so decided I'd have to set to and get some more made to fill the gaps in my box.

Here is one of them and I'll share another tomorrow.


Recipe
Image - LOTV Topper cut with a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Die
Papers - Echo Park 'Pirate's Life' 6 x 6 paper pad
Marianne Designs CR1254 (Jagged Map) Die
Impression Obsession  Map Stamp
Joy Crafts Ships Wheel & Anchor die
La La Land Wave Border Die
Magnolia Doohickey Flag and Pole Dies
Sentiment Stamps - Freebie from Creative Stamping Magazine

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #120 ATG/Flag Day
Crafty Creations - #344 ATG
Crafty Catz - #375 ATG
Allsorts - #420 Birthday Boy
Crafty Calendar - Boys Will Be Boys
The Ribbon Girl - June Any Image
Glitter N Sparkle - #244 Father's Day / Masculine
Deep Ocean - #157 Die Cuts, Chipboards & or Punches


Thanks for all the well wishes for my dentist visit the other day, all went well and I was out of there in no time. :o)

See you tomorrow,

Lorraine
 xXx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Father's Day

Hi Crafters,

It's been so hot here these past few days, I've almost melted. 
How have you all been coping with this hot spell?

I'd like to share a couple of cards that I was commissioned to make for two Grandads on Father's Day.



Images - Docrafts Decoupage sheet
Papers - Wellington 6 x 6 paper pad
Apple Blossom Alphabet Dies
Xcut Star Dies
EK Success Corner Punch
Twine

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Deep Ocean - #157 Die Cuts, Chipboard and or Punches
Brown Sugar - #255 ATG
Crafty Girlz - #26 ATG/Make it Masculine
Come & Get It - #222 Happy Father's Day
Glitter n Sparkle - #244 Father's Day/Masculine

I'm off to the dentist this afternoon :o/
Originally for a routine check-up but two weeks ago I managed to crack a filling so if it can't be fitted in tomorrow I will need a return visit soon to fix it :o( 
Wish me luck.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #399 - Add A Sentiment

Hi Crafters,

We would like you to Add A Sentiment to your creations for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Don't forget to tell us which Winsor Newton(Letraset) markers you have used in your project to be eligible for the prize which is a generous $12 voucher for the Bugaboo Stamps shop.
I have used this image from our sponsor called Spring Elephant 2 to create an easel card.




Recipe
Image - Spring Elephant - Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Tattered Lace Swirl Edge Circle Die
Creative Expressions Wooden Fence and Grass Die
Speech Bubble Die
Sentiment - Floral Frames Sentiments Stamps by Apple blossom
EK Success Pinhole Scalloped Border Punch
Papers - Me To You 'Spring Chic'
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafting From The Heart - #163 ATG
Brown Sugar - #254 ATG
Creative Fingers - #132 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #419 Use at least 2 Dies
Delicious Doodles - #25 All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampers - #8 Dies and or Punches
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #112 All Creatures Great and Small

I always find it difficult to photograph an easel card, the angles look very peculiar in the photo's but I hope you can imagine what it looks like in real life.
Please take a look at the rest of the beautiful samples from the Design Team over on the blog and join in with us making your project with a sentiment.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Wedding Bells

Hi Crafters,

Well it's the start of another week, where are they going?
It is the season for weddings and I have made quite a few this year so I would like to share one of them today.


Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad (no longer available)
Papers - 'Garden Roses' by Craft Sensations
Spellbinders Large Floral Oval Die
Sue Wilson Petite Peony Cluster Die
Loopy Edged Border - Silhouette Cameo Cut File
Computer Generated Sentiments
Pearls

I love this image, it's so romantic, it's such a shame these pads are no longer available at Lili of the Valley but the 'Simply Print' sheets have similar images so perhaps I will be purchasing those in the future.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Come & Get It - #221 Weddings
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge
Crafting When We Can - #146 Shabby Chic
Creative Inspirations - #276 Your Favourite Things
Crafty Catz - #374 ATG/ Dies +/Punches
Allsorts Challenge - #419 Use at least 2 dies
A Gem of a Challenge - #196 Wedding or Anniversary

I hope the week starts and continues well for you all.

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

It's our Christmas Card Club challenge this week and we have a nice easy one from Sylvie this time of.....

ANYTHING GOES



I started by playing with some Distress inks  and blended this red and green combination on my cardstock. The stamp is an old Papermania Christmas one which I haven't used much at all so thought I'd better give it some ink. A clearly Besotted banner sentiment stamp, matching die and gold embossing powder finished the design. Nice and flat for posting.


This next card uses Trimcrafts 'Santa's Workshop papers, a Go Kreate Tag die and a Tonic Gingerbread man die with a few card candy's and velvet ribbon. The paper was so pretty with it's glittery canes, lollipops and cupcake trees that I didn't want to cover it up too much. I embossed the tag while it was still in the die which gives it the plain border.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #374 Dies +/ Punches
Allsorts Challenge - #419 Use 2 Dies or More (Tag & Gingerbread Man)
CHNC Every Saturday - #337 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - June ATG Christmas

If you haven't started your Christmas card making yet then why not join in with our friendly group. Pop over to Margaret's blog, our coordinator and ask to join in.

Lorraine
xXx

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Keep the Motor Runnin'...

Hi Crafters,

...who's singing 'Crusin' down the highway' right now....? he, he.

There are lots of male themed cards doing the rounds at the moment with Father's Day soon approaching so I thought I'd join in and share this masculine birthday card and enter a few challenges too.


Recipe
Craft Creations Decoupage Image
Papermania cogs and gears paper
Bingo Paper - unknown origin
Sizzix Gears Steel Rule Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #190 For a Special Man/Boy/ Father's Day
Try It On Tuesday - Steampunk/Mechanical
Fab n Funky - #354 Marvelous Men
Cute Card Thursday - #481 Boys/Men
Unicorn challenge - #22 For the Guys
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Boys will be Boys
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly

Thanks for popping in today, your visit is very much appreciated.
See you all again soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Friday, 9 June 2017

A Stitch In Time

Hi Crafters,

I'm back this morning with another card that has been created using a popular theme...

SEWING


I've used lots of elements and papers that I had in an old kit from Create and Craft. The little cotton reels were a bargain from the N.E.C. show a few years ago and I wrapped coordinating cotton around them and thought that these charms fitted in beautifully with the rest of the theme.
The two tags are stuck together but actually pull out of the pocket behind the central image and have a birthday sentiment stamped on them, perhaps I should have taken a photo of that too but it's too late now as this has already gone to it's owner.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge 
Come & Get It - #220 ATG
Creative Moments - #119 ATG / Birthday
Creative Fingers - #132 ATG
Craft - Dee - Bowz - June Challenge

Bye for now,

Lorraine
xXx

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Street Wise

Hi Crafters,

I've been looking through my stamp collection and coming across lots of stamps that haven't been inked up before - you know the ones - those fabulous stamps that we just NEEDED at the time but then never got around to using when we got them home, so this is one of those.


The skate-border and sentiment come from two of the 'Just For Men' stamp sets by Crafters Companion called 'Rock Star' & 'Street Wise', hence the title of my blog today and I teamed them with digital papers from Michele R Designs called 'Kool Dude'. 

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - #190 For a Special Man/Boy/ Father's Day
Fab n Funky - #354 Marvelous Men
Creative Moments - #119 ATG/Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - #481 Boys/Men
Unicorn Challenge - #22 For The Guys
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Boys will be Boys
Not Just cards - #44 One for the Boys

There are lots of male themed challenges out there at the moment with Father's Day on the horizon.
I have a few orders for those too that I need to crack on with so maybe I will be able to share them once the orders have gone out.

It's turning in to a brighter day here today since I came back from my walk, now to get stuck in to some serious crafting!

Lorraine
xXx

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Perfect Sentiment - part 5

Hi Crafters,

I love the dramatic colour combination in this male Anniversary card. The black, gold and cream make a good masculine theme I think.


Recipe 
Phil Martin Sentiment Die
Tonic Veranda Layering Die
Kanban Papers
Britannia Anniversary Sentiment Dies
Crafters Companion Corner Dies

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #343 ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Unicorn Challenge - #22 For The Guys
Not Just Cards - #44 One For The Boys
Glitter n Sparkle - #242 One For The Boys
Crafty Cardmakers - #190 For a Special Man/Boy/Father's Day
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine

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Well it's been very wild and windy over night and there were lots of broken branches laying around when I went for my walk this morning but hopefully the worst has passed now and the day will brighten up. We suddenly went from June to October with the weather in the space of a day. Hope things aren't too bad where you live.

See you again soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Perfect Sentiment - part 4

Hi Crafters,

Here is the fourth card of my Sentiment card collection.
This could be a Birthday, or Wedding, or Anniversary card, so versatile.


Recipe
Phil Martin Sentiment Die
Sara Davies Antique Edge Die
Deco Time Papers
Silver Ric-Rac
Mirri Card

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I'd like to enter these challenges:

Brown Sugar - #253 Celebrations
Incy Wincy - ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #162 ATG

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Thank you for your kind comments on my recent cards, I still have a couple more to share, I hope you're not getting bored yet?

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 5 June 2017

The Perfect Sentiment - part 3

Hi Crafters,

It's the start of another week, I hope your Monday goes well.

Here is another of my cards using the fabulous sentiment dies from Phil Martin. I know they're not new but they're new to me and I think they're great!


Recipe
Phil Martin Sentiment Die
Digital Papers
Glitter Dots

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Challenges:
Come & Get It - #220 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #59 ATG
Brown Sugar - #253 Celebrations
Crafty Friends - #59 Make It Pink

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Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Perfect Sentiment - part 2

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today as promised with another card using my new Phil Martin sentiment dies.


Recipe

Phil Martin Sentiment Die
Sara Davies Antique Edge Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Meiflower Pearl Buckle
Grosgrain Ribbon

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This time I used this bright and cheerful digital paper and picked out the orange for my accent colour.

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I'd like to enter this challenge:

Creative Moments - ATG / Birthday

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See you again tomorrow for another version!

Lorraine
xXx

Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Perfect Sentiment

Hi Crafters,

Well this week has flown by quickly and we are already in to June!
I'd like to share a Birthday card I've made using one of my new Phil Martin sentiment dies. They are a lovely size, just perfect for the focal piece on your card.


Recipe

Phil Martin Sentiment Die
Antique Edge Die by Sara Davies
Emboss'alicious Embossing Folder
Deco Time Papers 
Meiflower Pearl Buckle
Satin Ribbon

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Challenges I'd like to enter:

In The Pink - #120 Embossing
Crafty Friends - #59 Make It Pink

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I decided to make a pink card, which is very unusual for me, it's not a colour I gravitate to but think this one turned out quite well, I hope you like it.
I was on such a roll with these sentiment dies that I made a few cards using them. I'll be back tomorrow with another example.

See you then,

Lorraine
xXx