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Ballymoney, County Antrim, United Kingdom
I'm Lorraine a mum of two - Callum and Kerrie, happily married to Ivan and 'mummy' to Jazz and Toodles (our 2 cats). We live in County Antrim Northern Ireland

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy 2012 everyone

Can't believe another year has come and gone.  2011 wasn't a bad year but it wasn't a great one either.  I'm hopeful for 2012.  I would like to wish everyone a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.

Lorraine x

Some Christmas Cards ( I know,I know)

I found my camera today after it going 'walkies' since before Christmas.  I took down all my decorations and when I was tidying up there it was.  I thought I would share some of the last minute cards I made.

I used The Snowman paper kit and a goody bag from Craftwork Card that I got for a fiver.  Excellent value for money.

Lorraine x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

What have I done!!!

I have just bought a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  Am I wise?  I have debated this for sooooo long and I finally gave in.  Just have to wait til Mr Postie brings it now.  I'm excited already!

Lorraine x

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Well everyone it's that time of the year again.  I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you all in 2012.

Lorraine x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Christmas Snowman

 A very simple christmas card using images from a Jems design CD rom
Lorraine x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Die cut Butterfly

I made this card for my friend and colleague Marion.  I used some Bo Bunny papers and then I die cut a beautiful butterfly from gold mirri paper.  I think it looks well with this paper.

Lorraine x

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Hi here,

Just want to share with you another Christmas card.  These ones were made using glitter card squares, peel offs and topper stickers.

Lorraine x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Hi there,

it's been a while since my last post as I haven't been feeling the best.  In the last few days I've made a start on my Christmas cards so I'll post them as I get them finished.

Lorraine xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Christmas monochrome

I like the simplicity of black and white and I found this little topper among my Christmas embellishments so I thought I would keep the theme.
I have layered the topper on to some black card, then silver mirri card and lastly some bright white card.  I finished the look with some small gems in the corner.

Lorraine x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

More Christmas

I'm really in the mood to get some of my Christmas cards done.  Nothing too complicated or dimensional - thinking of postal costs again.

I made this card from scraps I had in my drawer and the little girl topper is from a kit off Create & Craft.  Cute!

Lorraine x

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Early Bird Christmas

I'm feeling Christmassy today.  It might have something to do with the reall rubbish weather we're having at the minute.  It's really cold today.
I like this Forever Friends image and rather than layer everything up on my card I have designed it all as a flat layer on the computer and then printed it off.  This will help reduce postage costs at Christmas.

Lorraine x

Monday, 30 May 2011

Just for you

Sorry about no post yesterday.  I went to get out of bed and my back just 'popped'.  I couldn't straighten or bend, I just stood stooped over.  Many painkillers later I could walk a bit but nothing else.  This card I'm going to show you comes courtesy of NUROFEN. Hahahaha.
I used some images and paper from a docrafts CD rom I had.  I also used some gold mirri card to layer it on to.  See you tomorrow.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Another First Birthday

I thought I would make another card for Cathair just so his mum would have a choice.  This one is an easel card.
The image is one from the My Craft Studio Bunny Snuffles CD.  I added a background and some text.  The background stripy papers are from a crafter's companion CD, and the buttons are just some I had.

Lorraine x

Friday, 27 May 2011

First Birthday

I made this for a colleague's little boy who will be one next month.
I have used papers and pyramage from Popcorn the Bear CD from Crafter's Companion.  I have matted them on to some textured gold mirri board.

The sentiment I made using alphabet peel offs coloured green with a peel off marker.  The clear gems were also coloured with the same pen.

Lorraine x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Blowing Bubbles

I have rediscovered my Seraphina CD and it has some lovely images on it so I thought this one would make a perfect card for a little boy's birthday.
I printed off the background which I matted on to a cream card blank.  The little mouse image has been decoupaged to add depth and dimension. 

I have used gems in different sizes to represent the bubbles.

Lorraine x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


I have used a square card blank today to make this thank you card.
The card blank is covered with a pale green polka dot fabric.  I have then layered a doily - told you I liked these - as a base for my topper.

The topper is one from Kanban and I have decoupaged it up using foam pads.

As a finishing touch I layered a small PC generated sentiment on to mint glitter card and then silver card before finishing with some silver card candi.

Lorraine x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Another of the same

I enjoyed making the card yesterday so much I thought I would try another one.  I'm liking my doilies, can you tell?
Again I started with a foiled card blank.  This time the frame I decoupaged up to add extra dimension.  The doily I edged with chalk.

The sentiment is one I printed from the PC.  I mounted it on to a little tag and then I added a silver card candi to each side

I quite like this style but I'll try something different tomorrow.

Lorraine x

Monday, 23 May 2011

A different style

I thought I would try something a little bit different.  I always like to try new styles and each one is my new favourite for a while, so guess what? 
I have used a foiled card blank to start with.  I have also used a doily which I edged with a soft gold chalk.  The topper and frame came from a kit I bought a while ago.  I finished it off with some card candi

I like the doily.  It came from a set of 74 in 3 different sizes I found in Poundland. Bargain!

Lorraine x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Less is more - Butterflies

Another challenge from the LIM team.  Butterflies this week.  I didn't break out in as big a sweat this week.
This first attempt is using a butterfly digi stamp I had but I stamped it continuously to create a border and then just added a suitable stamp.

This is a little digi stamp I use quite a lot for thank you cards.  Again I just added a little sentiment to finish off.

This one I have stamped a flourish corner and a butterfly.  After colouring the butterfly I added some butterfly trails with a sakura gel pen.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Just for you Seraphina

I used a topper from a Seraphina CD and mounted it onto some pale blue glitter card.  The sentiment has been printed from the PC.  The ribbon was white but I coloured it with a purple ProMarker.  I added a bow from the same coloured ribbon.

Lorraine x

Friday, 20 May 2011

Monochrome Westie

This was a little topper I found lying at the bottom of a drawer and I decided to use it as the focal point on a monochrome card.  The black spotty paper is a free paper I found online.  The black and white strips are just scraps I had lying about.

The flower has been embossed using a Crafter's Companion embossing board and then highlighted with a gem.

I love these flowers

Lorraine x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Another baby boy card.

 A very simple card using blue gingham paper, glitter card and this lovely topper.  This topper is from a scrapbook kit I got a while ago and forgot about.
how cute!

Lorraine x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Baby Boy

I made this for a friend who had a little baby boy last week.  Its my first gatefold easel card. 
Can you tell I,m liking Souffle the Duck?

I printed off a baby verse and edged it with blue gingham and silver peel offs

Lorraine x

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Special Day Cupcake

I made this card for a friend's birthday.  A friend who loves cake!!!
I used a cream card as my base and layered up some matching papers on to gold mirri card.  The sentiment has been produced on my PC.

I have used clear gems coloured with peel off markers to high light the sprinkles on the cup cake.

Lorraine x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Thank You Stepper card

I was looking through some CD's I had and I discovered Souffle the duck from Crafter's Companion.  How cute is he!
 I used a pyramage topper for the main part of the card.  Its a lovely image of Souffle holding a flower.
Then on the 'steps' fo the card I have layered some co-ordinating papers and then I have used some single images of souffle.

The little 'Just for You' sentiment has been printed off from my PC.

On the back I have added a matching insert panel just to finish it off.

Lorraine x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Less is more - embossing

Another card for the LIM challenge.  This week it's embossing.
I have used a freebie stamp set from a magazine.  I have stamped directly onto white pearlescent card using Versa Mark and sprinkled with ultra fine embossing powder which I heated from behind.
To add some colour I have used brush markers and a waterbrush to achieve the watercoloured look.

Lorraine x

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Wedding Day Wishes

This card is very similar to one I made last month.  I was commissioned to make this one with just a little alteration - no decorative pins and coloured ribbon instead of white.
The image is printed on to cream super smooth paper and I have glittered some little highlights.  The sentiment was printed from the PC but as it was white I coloured it with Ivory Promarker.
The ribbon bow was also white and I used promarkers Blush & Ivory to blend it in.  I have matted the main image on to gold mirri board and then pale pink glitter card again using Pinflair gel.
Lorraine x

Friday, 13 May 2011

Reap what you sow

I saw this image and verse on a CD of mine and I thought what a lovely card it would make.
The only thing I did to the image was to add some glitter highlights to her wings and her halo.

So sweet!
Lorraine x