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Thursday, 30 January 2014

A Dark Undercurrent

A Dark Undercurrent


Hi everyone, well my boiler is finally fixed and we now have lovely HOT water 
and central heating once again Woohoo I'm WARM at last and I'm feeling much better 
too my little old broken down ticker is now beating in rhythm at last and "touch wood" 
it stay's that way.

I haven't a card to blog today because I've been so busy trying to catch up on all my DT 
samples but here's an image that I coloured up yesterday.






This gorgeous image is another form "Aurora Wings" and is called 

A Dark Undercurrent

To colour this image I've used both Spectrum Noir, Promarker & Flexmarkers in 
the following colours
Skin - Promarker/flexmarkers - Coral, Dusky Pink & Blush
Hair and Tail - Spectrum Noir - BT3, 4 & 5 and Promarker 
Marine with fine detail nib
Background - Spectrum Noir - IB1, IG2 and Promarker - Eggnog, Oatmeal & March Hare.

I hope that you like her

Huge Hugz


Monday, 27 January 2014

Woohoo

Woohoo

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all warm and well, I'm still sitting here freezing cold 
with no heating and hot water waiting for the boiler to be fixed...almost a week now and 
they're still trying to order in the new parts for it :(  Not only that I've been feeling 
quite poorly...my heart went out of rhythm again last night and I've had palpitations all 
day today.
Anyway that's enough of my woe's and self pity, I'm sure that you don't all want to hear 
me moaning lol
I did receive some fabulous news today that has really made my day and I haven't 
stopped smiling since I was told that I have been awarded 

"The Artist's Choice Award"


And have won $20 to spend on some more or Mitzi's beautiful Digi Stamps




I still can't believe that I won and I would have done a happy dance if my poorly little heart 
would have let me lol.
Well I'm off again now to go and choose my Digi stamps from Mitzi's Etsy shop...I 
may be gone some time and it's going to be such a task trying to choose from so many 
gorgeous images.

Catch you all later.

Huge Hugz




Friday, 24 January 2014

Orchid Fairy

Orchid Fairy


Hi everyone, I hope that you're all looking forward to the weekend, I'm 
going shopping and I'm hoping that the gas engineer has been able to get the 
part for my broken boiler and has repaired it....It's been so cold that I thought my 
little tootsies would drop off lol.

The card I would like to share with you today is another of "Mitzi's" beautiful 
digi stamps which is available from  her "Aurora Wings" shop on Etsy





Card Recipe
Core'dinations, Silver Mirri, Silver Sticky Back Glitter Paper, First Edition 
Design Papers, Organza Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, Silver Diamonte Brooch, & Pearls.



To colour this beautiful image I've used the following Spectrum Noir Pens
Skin - TN2, FS2, 3 & 4
Hair - EB1 & 2
Wings & Floral Foreground - LV1, PP1, 2 & LG1 & 2
Background - IG1
Highlights - Sakura Silver Gelly Roll


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges






Maxine

Maxine


Hi everyone, my post today is a card that I made at the weekend, well that's not 
entirely true...I coloured the digi stamp up at the weekend and I popped her onto 
a card yesterday lol.



Card Recipe
Centura Pearl, Core'dinations, White Embossed Card, Gold Satin Ribbon, 
Silver Mirri, Oceana Memory Box Border Die, Large & Small 
Corner Punch, Shell Dies Silver Shell & Fish Charms, Silver Bead Cap, 
Silver Chain, Large Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents & Stickles.




This gorgeous image is one of Hannah Lynn's Digi Stamps and it's called 
"Maxine"
To colour "Maxine" up I've used my Spectrum Noir in the Following Colours 

Skin - TN2, FS2, 3, 4, 5 & 8
Hair, Eyes & Tail - BT2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Lips - DR1
Fish - GB1, 2, 3 & 5
Outline - IB1
Glossy Accents to eyes, lips and fish
Stickles to Tail and top
Liquid Pearls to necklace







Thursday, 23 January 2014

4 Crafty Girls Challenge

Crafty Girls Challenge


Hi everyone, it's time once again for our new challenge over at 


where the theme as always is 
"ANYTHING GOES"



Card Recipe

Core'dinations, Nit wits Design Papers, Gold Mirri, Satin Ribbon, 
Glossy Accents & Card Kandi



The super cute image is a "Dilly Beans" Digi Stamp which 
I coloured with my Spectrum Noir in the following colours 
Skin - TN2, FS2, 3, 4, 5 & 8
Hair - IG 1, 2 & 4
Eyes - CG2, 3, & 4
her dress was paper pieced as was the flower and leaves, I also 
decoupaged the flower and added Glossy Accents to try to create 
and enamelled look.

Our sponsors for this challenge are





for more details on the challenge and to see what my super talented Teamies 
have created, please pop over to the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog


Huge Hugz




Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift


It's challenge time once again over at 
and the theme for our challenge this time is

Lots of Layers

Here's my Hobbycutz DT card 



Card Recipe
Design papers from First Edition Isabelle, Core'dinations, Die'sire border die,
organza ribbon, silver mirri, pearls,glossy accents, Handmade resin heart, 
silver bead cap and Gelly Roll pen




This beautiful image is called "The Greatest Gift" and is from our fabulous sponsor 
Sassy Studio Designs.
I have coloured the image using the following colour Spectrum Noir Pens 
TN2, FS2,3,4 & 8
BT2,3,4,5 & 6
EB1 & 2

Our fab sponsors for this challenge are




We are also having a DT call at Hobbycutz and if you would like to know more 
about the Challenge or our DT call please pop over to our challenge page for more 
information.


Huge Hugz








Monday, 13 January 2014

Crafty Tidy-Up...

Crafty Tidy-Up


Hi everyone,

I've been having another little sort out again...I'm starting to think that I may have a fixation with crafty storage and organisation lol...seriously though I really have to do it because having only got a little Crafty nook in what was once our dining room if I don't keep it sorted I can never find anything, and you would think the smaller the craft area the easier that would be...not so. Well I decided to tackle a storage solution for some of my ribbons and here's what I've done....




I would love to take the credit for this brilliant idea but I found it here at Creations with Christina on Pinterest 





All my other ribbons that are less than 1 metre in length are in each in separate little packets in my ribbon box (which is now full to the brim) and my OH is making me a ribbon storage rack for my reels, and he's also making me a new stand for my Stickles and Liquid Pears...he spoils me rotten lol.
Anyway that's all from me for today, I'm off now while the house is so quiet to go and have some me time in my little Crafty nook lol.

Huge Hugz


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Orchid Moth Fairy

Orchid Moth Fairy


Hi everyone, 

Just a really quick post from me today, this is a card that I made yesterday using "Orchid Moth Fairy" digi stamp from Aurara Wings.


To colour this beautiful image I have used my Spectrum Noir pens in the following colours
IG1-6, BT2-6
I also used Sakura Silver Gelly Roll and some Glossy Accents



Hope that you like her, I'm now off on my travels again...busy, busy, busy lol

I would like to enter Brenda's Blogaversary Candy too
My favourite crafting item/s are my  alcohol markers (Pro/Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir pens)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges




Thursday, 9 January 2014

Crafty Girls Challenge # 9

Crafty Girls Challenge #9

Hi everyone,
It's challenge time again over at Crafty Girls Challenges and the theme is
"ANYTHING GOES"



This is my DT card using a beautiful image from Bugaboo who is our fab sponsor for this Challenge.



Card Recipe
6x6 card, core'dinations, embossalicious embossing folder, organza ribbon,
silver mirri, stickles, distress ink and gems.
The butterflies were coloured with my spectrum noir alcohol pens, I then 
added some stardust stickles.

For more information on the challenge and to also see what my talented teamies 
have created, just follow the link below.



Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 5 January 2014

KennyK Challenge #163

KennyK Challenge #163

Hi everyone,  this is my first project as a KennyK's Krafty Krew DT 


Card Recipe
6x6 card, core'dinations, glitter card, organza ribbon, glossy accents, stickles, gelly roll pen, petite dots embossilicious folder,silver heart charm, silver gem encrusted charm and some silver conical studs.



This fabulous KennyK image is ROCK CHICK and I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens in the following colours

 Skin - TN2, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, 
Eyes -  BT4, BT5
 Hair -  EB1, EB2
Clothes - IG1, IG2, LV1, LV2
glossy accents were added to her eyes, lips, shoes and guitar.
I also added stickles to her top, gelly roll pen to her earring and outline.
And last but not least I placed 3 chrome studs to mimic the pick up's on the guitar.

It's challenge time once again at KennyK and the theme is

ANYTHING GOES
Twist - Sparkle

sposored by


The winner will receive 3 digi's of their choice
or 5 digi's if using the twist
There's also 1 digi for each of the top 3 chosen too

Please remember you must use a KennyK image to enter

For more Krafty Krew inspiration please follow this link.



Huge Hugz,
Lorraine
xXx











Friday, 3 January 2014

Babydoll

 Babydoll


Hi everyone,

I hope that you're all safe, warm and well... I can't ever remember having so many storms as we've been having these last few weeks...Mother Nature certainly isn't a very happy bunny is she. Our fences have taken another battering so we're going to have to replace them which is going to be expensive...I don't know why I'm grumbling, some people have lost everything in the floods and have lost power...I can't begin to imagine how they all must be feeling.

My post today is my first Valentine's Day card that I've made this year and I have used one of Sassy Studio Design's freebie Digital Stamps and she's called "Curvy Babydoll Sassy"



Card Recipe
Core'dinations, Crafter's Companion Digital Design Papers from a Free CD Rom,
Silver Mirri,  Embossed Ribbon, Pearl Hearts, Pearl and Crystal Heart Charm,
Gelly Roll Pen and Glossy Accents.
And to colour this gorgeous image I've used my Spectrum Noir Pens
TN2, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, CG1, CG2 and DR1
EB1, EB2
PP2, PP3 and PP4

I hope that you like her.

Huge Hugz,
Lorraine 
xXx




Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Yukiona

Yukionna


Hi everyone,

I hope that you've all had a fantastic New Years eve and are now looking forward to 2014.... I would like to say a huge thank you to all my crafty friends for sending me such lovely Birthday messages yesterday...I was so spoilt lol.

My first post of 2014 is a card that I made yesterday using another beautiful image from "Aurora Wings" and this image is called "Yukionna" 




Card Recipe
6x6 white card, First Edition Design Papers, Gold Mirri, Silk Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls & Versafine (I used this to stamp a floral design onto the white satin ribbon)




To colour this beautiful image I have used my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens in the following colours

 Skin & Lips - TN2, FS2, FS3, FS5, DR1
 Hair - EB1, EB2
Kimono, Flower & Eyes - BT1, BT3, BT4, BT5
I also added silver Gelly Roll to her hair as highlights & glossy Accents to her eyes, lips and the flower


Huge Hugz
Lorraine
xXx