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Hello and welcome to my little piece of blog-land where I share my cards and other crafty stuff I do.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Friday, 13 December 2013

LCC #85 – Let's Celebrate

Let's Celebrate is the theme for this fortnights challenge over at the Let's Craft and Create Challenge blog.

I made this birthday card using a great stamp set from Simon Says Stamp which is ideal when you don't want the use the usual football/golf/fishing pics for those hard to make for blokies in our lives.

Thanks for stopping by, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Happy Every Day from Simon Says Stamp and Jake Skates from Visible Image.
Pattern Paper: Colour Collection DSP from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

LCC #83 – Glitter

Glitter is the theme over at the Let's Create and Craft challenge this fortnight, and keeping up with the xmas run of cards here is my effort. Pop over for a chance to win some fabby bakers twine.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas from Clearly Besotted.

Pattern Paper: Festival of Prints from Stampin' Up!
EmbellishmentsSequins from Hobby Craft.
Dies: Snow Flurry from Stampin' Up!


Sunday, 3 November 2013

LCC #82 – Clean and Simple

This fortnights challenge over at Let's Craft and Create #82 is Clean and Simple. I thought I would make another Christmas card to try and keep up. The simple design, three triangles of pattern paper and trunks drawn on with a fine liner, means that I should be able to whip up quite a few in a relatively short space of time plus I use up my scraps of paper, double bonus.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx



Ingredients:
Stamps: Many Merry Messages from Stampin' Up!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Halloween-ish…

…well it has a skull on it, that's about as halloween-ish I get! I made this card a while ago, I actually made 3, a pink one, a blue one and this red one, which is my fav.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Rock Star from Inkadinkado.
EmbellishmentsFlat backed gems from Hobby Craft and Glossy accents for the eyes (the gems were too big and I didn't have any others.
Promarker: Poppy.

Friday, 18 October 2013

LCC #81 – Trim the Tree

Over at Let's Craft and Create the challenge this fortnight is Trim The Tree (link here), so I bit the bullet and made the first of my Christmas cards. Hope you can come and join us.

I used a stamp set that my husband got me last year from Muji. The stamps are cute little snowflakes set on little wooden dowel rods all in an even cuter wooden box. Not used them before but I think they will be making many an outing for this years xmas cards.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Snowflake set from Muji and Holiday Folded Banners from Simon Says Stamp.
PunchSmall Star from Hobby Craft.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge #5

I just love Clearly Besotted stamps and dies, I have got quite a few and Stephanie keeps releasing more that I just have to have! I plucked up the courage to join in with one of their their challenges, the design team are such a talented bunch, I have followed most of them from a far for a while, they are all such an inspiration to me.

Any-how enough of my rambling, here is my effort for the Clearly Besotted Challenge #5 – Colour Inspiration / Autumn.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx


Here are the colours. I added an olive green into the mix, I hope that's OK?!



Ingredients:
Stamps: Fancy Florals and Happy Days both by Clearly Besotted.

DiesLabels 8 from Nestabilities and Fancy Florals from Clearly Besotted.
Embossing FolderWoodgrain from Stampin' Up!.
Embellishments: Flat backed pearls from Hobby Craft coloured up with Promarkers.





Saturday, 12 October 2013

Sooo Cute!!

Last week I got the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods stamp set and it is just sooo cute. I couldn't wait to start inking it up, the critters are so fab and really easy to colour in that I just couldn't help but make up 4 cards straight away.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx









Ingredients:
Stamps: Into the Woods and Woodgrain Backdrop both from Lawn Fawn.
DiesClassic Circles from Nestabilities and Stitched Journaling Card from Lawn Fawn.
Embellishments: Twine from Stampin' Up!, Into the Woods mixed sequins from Lawn Fawn, flat backed Gem from Hobby Craft and Glossy Accents from Ranger.
PromarkersPumpkin, Spice, Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 5, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon and Cocoa.



Saturday, 5 October 2013

LCC #80 – Ink Technique

The subject for this fortnights Let's Craft and Create challenge is ink technique. I decided to go for ink blending with drops of water splashed onto it for a bit of interest and texture. The purple version didn't turn out quite how I wanted, the colours are a little muddy and grey, I am  much happier with the pink version. The inspiration for the layout comes from Kristina Werner (love her stuff),  thanks Kristina.

Come and join us here for the challenge and check out what the rest of the talented design team have come up with.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx








Ingredients:
Stamps: Sentiment is in the Fancy Florals set from Clearly Bessotted.
DiesGeneva Vine and Hollyhock Stem both by Memory Box.
Embellishments: Wink of Stella pen by Zig (on the flowers and leaves).




Wednesday, 18 September 2013

LCC #79 Colour Me Happy

The theme for this fortnights challenge over at Let's Craft and Create is Colour Me Happy. I started by choosing a happy background paper, I love these colours together, yellow and orange always seem to be happy, to me anyway. Then I used a tag as my focal point so it wouldn't fight with the patterned paper, just to add a bit more happy I added a couple of butterflies.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx






Ingredients:
BG Paper: My Girl from American Crafts.
Stamps: Many Birthday Messages from Hero Arts and Butterfly Wishes from Clearly Bessotted.
DiesButterfly Wishes from Clearly Bessotted and Tags Traditional from Ellison Design.
Embellishments: Wink of Stella pen by Zig (on the butterflies), bakers twine from Docrafts and flat backed gems from Hobby Craft.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

LCC #78 – Black and White

Over at Let's Create and Craft this fortnights challenge is Black and White which was the perfect excuse to ink up the lovely Fancy Feathers stamp set and dies from Clearly Besotted. I just couldn't resist adding a little red heart, I know it isn't strictly black and white now but I hope I am forgiven as the card just needed a little something.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Woodgrain and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!, Fancy Feathers and Thinking of You from Clearly Bessotted.
DiesFancy Feathers from Clearly Bessotted.
Punches: Small Heart punch from Hobby Craft
Embellishments: Wink of Stella pen by Zig (on the heart) and Shimmer Mist from Stampin' Up! (on the feathers).


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

2 for 1

I decided to have a play over at  CAS(E) his sketch #43 (I flipped the sketch, I hope that's OK?) and while blog hopping I realised my card fits the CAS-ual Friday CFC113 challenge too, double whamie.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx








Ingredients:

BG paper: Awesom(me) from Simple Stories.
Stamps: Many Birthday Messages from Hero Arts and Jake Skates from Visible Image.
Dies: Nesting Stars from X-cut.
Punches: Circle punches from Stampin' Up! and Notepad from Fiskars.
Embellishments: Button and thread from Dartford Market.



Thursday, 22 August 2013

LCC #77 Challenge – Animal Antics

For this fortnights LCC #77 Challenge – Animal Antics I just couldn't resist inking up the Woofers and Tweeters stamp set by Paper Smooches. These guys are so cute I had to make 2 cards.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Woofers and Tweeters from Paper Smooches, Square Sayings and Happy by Simon Says Stamp.
Embossing folders: Woodgrain from Stampin' Up! and Hearts from Crafts Too.
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles and You Said It! by Clearly Besotted.
Punches: Small heart punch from Hobby Craft.
Promarkers: Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 3, Pastel Pink, Fuchsia Pink and Duck Egg.



Wednesday, 7 August 2013

LCC #76 – Say it with Flowers

Here is my card for the LCC #76 – Say it with Flowers challenge. The prize this fortnight are some great sequins so come and join in the fun.

I used the Blooming Marvelous stamp and die set from Clearly Besotted. I love their sets, I have a bit of a collections of them, I think I am addicted!

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx







Ingredients:
Stamps: Blooming Marvelous from Clearly Besotted and Happy by Simon Says Stamp.
Embossing folders: Woodgrain from Stampin' Up!.
Dies: Blooming Marvelous by Clearly Besotted and Happy from Simon Says Stamp.
Embellishments: Flat backed gem from Hobbycraft.

Simon Monday Challenge: Air Mail


I got the Tim Holtz Travel Blueprints set a while ago cos I loved the camera image (the others that came with it were a bonus), I haven't had chance to use it yet but The Simon Monday Challenge: Air Mail is a great excuse to get it all inked up.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:
Stamps: Travel Blueprints and Mini Blueprints Tim Hotlz collection from Stampers Anonymous.
Embellishments: Washi Tape from the Range.
Promarkers: Poppy and True Blue.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A couple of tags

I have never used tags on my cards before so when it was the theme of one of the LCC challenges I had to give it a go. I am pretty please with the way they have turned out, even if I do say so myself!

I made a male and female version using the same layout just changing up the colours and main image, taking inspiration from the His & Hers card class. I am gonna try and do this a bit more as it is a great way to have a stock of those tricky blokie cards.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:

Stamps: Woodgrain, Sincere Salutations, Stippled Blossoms and Autumn Days by Stampin' Up!
BG Papers: Neapolitan by Dear Lizzy and Aweso{me} from Simple Stories.
Embellishments: Ribbon from American Crafts and Twine from the garden section of Wilkos.


Monday, 29 July 2013

LCC #75 Fancy Edges

Here is my card for the Let's Craft and Create Challenge #75 – Fancy Edges, come and join us for a chance to win some American Crafts Velvet Ric Rac in some great colours.

I got the inspiration for this card from Kristina Warner, I love her video tutorials and all here tips and tricks she shares. She has great handwriting and has a mini class on how to improve your own writing, so I thought I would give it a try for the sentiment on this card. It's not too bad but I think I could do with a little more practice.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx






Ingredients:
BG Papers: Plain paper from my stash
Punch: Small heart from Hobby Craft, punched in red and covered with Glossy Accents from Ranger.
 Embellishments: Buttons from Dartford Market, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

LCC #74 – Anything Goes

Hi There, here is a card that I made for the LCC #74 – Anything Goes challenge. Come and join the fun for a chance to win some Crystal Stickers Pearls.

Also, the lovely ladies over at Let's Craft and Create have asked me to be a permanent member of the design team, Yay!!

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamp: Gorjuss New Heights.
Promarkers: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink, Cool Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5, Poppy, Ruby, Forest Green and Cocoa.
BG Papers: Plain paper from my stash
Punch: Small heart from Hobby Craft, punched in red and covered with Glossy Accents from Ranger
Embellishments: Buttons from Dartford Market, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! 

Friday, 17 May 2013

LCC Challenge #70 – Die Cuts

Hi there, long time no post, sorry!

Here is the card I made for the Let's Craft and Create Challenge #70 – Die Cuts, come and join us for a chance to win a fabulous visible image Father's Day stamp set.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx







Ingredients:
Dies: Nesting Stars fro X-Cut, Classic Circles from Nestabilities and Parker Lower Alphabet from memory Box.
BG Papers: My Girl from American Crafts, Here + There and Snippets from Studio Calico 
Embellishments: Buttons from Stampin' Up! and Dartford Market, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Let's Craft and Create: Challenge #68 – Flowers

Here is a card for the Let's Craft and Create challenge #68 – Flowers. Come over and join us.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx






Ingredients:
Stamps: Secret Garden and Happiest Birthday Wishes both from Stampin' Up!
Dies: Secret Garden by Stampin' Up!.
Pro Markers: Rose Pink, Hot Pink, Soft Green, Turquoise, Lime Green and Moss