Hello and Welcome

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

Thursday, 27 February 2014

LCC #89 – Embossing Wet or Dry

This fortnights challenge over at Let's Craft and Create blog is Embossing Wet or Dry. Come and join us for a chance to win some gorgeous crochet flowers.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Stamps: Bitty Banner from Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder: Dots and Striped from Stampin' Up!
Dies: Spiro Circle from X-Cut. 
Embellishment: Button from Dartford Market.

Honorable Mention at 52CCT

I am please as punch, I got another Honorable Mention.This time at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown for the February Colour Combo challenge. Thank you.

Here is my card

And here is the badge that I can proudly show off

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

I got an Honorable Mention!!

I am well chuffed, I got an honorable mention over at Merry Monday for my card that had the cutie from Lawn Fawn with his hat on. Thanks guys.

Here is my badge I can proudly show on my blog

and here is the card that got me the Honorable Mention

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

I've started an art journal!

I have been looking at art journals for a while now and wasn't sure at first. I didn't think I would have anything to go into it, I can't draw that well and I wasn't sure if it was for me. Then I kept looking at the pages that the very talented Shari Carroll was doing, she combines paint, texture paste, embossing, stamping, pattern papers, doodles and stickers, all the things I love, to produce these great works of art. She has inspired me to stop blog stalking and to give it a go, so here is my first attempt.

I decided that instead of working in a pre-bound book I would use flat sheets of A4 folded in half, I can back to back bind them when I have done a few and make my own covers. I find it easier to work on flat sheets, my Smash Book taught me that as I am a bit messy and get other fresh pages all mucky, this way I can hide the mess on the back with the next spread.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

LCC Challenge #88 – Felt or Fabric

This fortnights challenge at Let's Craft and Create is Fabric or Felt. I have never used felt on a card before so I have to raid my sons crafty stash to find some. It went Ok but I'm not sure if I really like using it or not, I don't think I like the feel it has, a bit too close to wet wool for my liking?! Nice to try it for a change and to get me out of my comfort zone, thanks Vicky.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Pattern Paper: Neapolitan by Dear Lizzy.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain from Stampin' Up!
Dies: Classic Circles Nestabilities and Stitched Journal Card from Lawn Fawn. 
Embellishment: Plain gold brad/split pin from Rymans.

Friday, 14 February 2014

A great day with Pat

Today I had a great day with the lovely Pat (Created by Pat) we drank lots of tea and ate even more cake. We decided to set ourselves various challenges for the day. First off was the Daring Cardmakers challenge to use NEON on a card, we combined this with the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday.

Next was the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, we ummed and arrred for a bit as we were not sure about it at first, then Pat had a spark of inspiration and was off and running at super speed, I on the other hand tinkered and flipped the sketch and got there, in the end!

Lastly, for me anyway, Pat had already done another card by the time I had finished faffing! was the Clearly Besotted colour challenge. We used Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Primrose Petals and Tempting Turquoise and set ourselves a challenge within a challenge, we both had to used the same background colour cardstock and matching ribbon. 

Thanks for looking, and thanks Pat for a brill day. Lorry :o) xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – February Colour Challenge

Get me, 2 challenge posts in one day! (scroll down for the first one).

This time I am entering the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – February Colour Challenge. The Gold is just a tiny bit on his nose (hope that still counts?) and the other 3 colours are: Blue, Red and Green with a bit of black chucked in for good measure. This cool little guy is from a fabby set called Merry Little Christmas from Clearly Besotted, love their stuff.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Here is my effort

And here is the colour pallet to choose from. 
The green I used is a tad more lime hope that's OK?


Stamps: Merry Little Christmas from Clearly Besotted.
Embellishment: Bakers Twine and Glitter from Hobby Craft.
Promarkers: Gold, Poppy, Ice Grey 1, Henna and Lime Green.

Merry Monday #95 – Use and Animal on Your Christmas Card

In a vein attempt to get some Christmas cards done before December – so I don't round around like a headless chicken like last year, I decided to play along with the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This weeks challenge is Use an Animal on Your Christmas Card so I couldn't resist using one of the cuties from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods and adding a red hat for good measure.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Pattern Papers: Winter Frost DSP from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Into the Woods by Lawn Fawn, Cosy Christmas freebies stamp set from Get Stamping mag and Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up!
Dies: Stitched Journalling Card from Lawn Fawn.
Punches: Word Window from Stampin' Up! 
Embellishment: Bakers Twine and Gems from Hobby Craft.
Promarker: Poppy, Cardinal Red, Caramel, Cocoa and Henna.