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