Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Squiffy Advent

Good Evening,

Felling a little better today, was at doc's yesterday and got a nasal spray thingybob....thank goodness I havent got a chest infection....anyway I tried to make this advent calendar, they look so good on Angie's blog, I made the drawers myself, hence why they are a bit squiffy....was fun to make and hopefully once I get the matchboxes to play nice I will be making another 1.....thanks for popping by..take care & happy crafting xxLorsxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas tree

 another sleepless night for me, slept a lot during the day yesterday, but I am feeling a bit better...thank god, onto my card, I used a square kraft blank card, matted and layered, used the memory box tree die with some papermania paper, memory snowflake and marianne snowflake dies, found the stamp amongst my clear stamp collection...added a few gems ....I'm away to look out some matchboxes today, I want to make my grandson & granddaughter an advent calendar...wish me luck for popping by...Lorsx

Friday, 16 November 2012


thanks for popping by, It's been a hard week for me this week, I took very ill on Sunday with a nasty bug, and been laid up in bed since, however, took a turn for the better early hours of this morning, so I managed to finish this card that was started a week ago, I used kraft card square blank, added a panel of docrafts xmas paper, used the frame digital stamps from digistamp boutique, coloured with promarkers and used some fake snow for the hat and beard, I also used my marianne snowflake die along with my new memory box snowflake die, added a red gem from stash and the sentiment was from a penny black clear stamp set....Hope you have a great day, happy crafting ...Lorsx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Candle Card 2

Hello,I have made another christmas candle card, and have decided that these are going to be for family...they are quite easy once you get the hang of it but will be much easier when my new pink Hougie board arrives...I used a wooden santa stamp, along with some paper I had lurking about, the poinsetta was a download from Ruth at a passion for stamps, which I resized and coloured with promarkers, the fern is a marianne die that I recently purchased...thanks so much for popping by...Lorsx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Candle Card

Good afternoon,
Jings I have been busy trying to figure out this year's special cards for family, I decided on giving the candle cards a bash, although it took me a while to get to grips with it, I did succeed in the end, I found the tutorial for this on Card making easy to follow...and great results....thanks for popping by...Lorsx

Ihave entered my card into the following challenges;

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Long Time

Hello Everyone, hope you are all well?, it's been months since I have been on my blog as you can tell, been very busy with family stuff, but hopefully things are about to change and I can spend more time making cards and blogging....but it sure nice to be back....hope to have some cards for you to see this week.....take care and happy crafting ....Lorsxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

My Grandson

Good morning from a dry and slightly sunny Edinburgh, no cards from me this week, been very busy with my gorgeous grandson, for those of you who remember, all these years ago when he was first born..well he is now a big 4 yrs was his birthday yesterday, and oh my how time flies, he is such a joy to be around, yeah I'm biased but he truly is..we had him up to our football on sunday and quite a few people remarked not just how gorgeous he was but how well spoken he is...Iam so proud of him...but the poor wee mite took ill on monday so his birthday celebrations were too much for him daughter is taking him to the docs today..he is having a garden party on saturday with some of his friends from nursery, so I hope he is much better by then....thanks for listening to me rambling on but I'm a very proud granny...hope to get some cards done by the end of the week.....take care...Lorsxx

Friday, 8 June 2012

1st Birthday

Good morning,
I have just finished work, so while I'm waiting for the painkiller's to kick in I thought I'd post my latest card...I was asked by a friend to make this card for her nephew....I do enjoy making these type of cards, I always imagine their little faces lighting up when they open them...I used a square card blank, added some blue plain paper, then used the matching stripey paper for along the bottom..the image was a download I bought a while ago, not quite sure where from though...added a corner die cut from my stash as well as buttons and bow...the sentiment was from a craftwork card goody bag....I'm off to browse some blogs now....

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


Hello and a very early good morning to you all, I was asked to make this card for a friend, I simply used a square card blank, paper from craftwork cards goody bag, marianne corner die, ribbon from stash, photo from my computer and flowers with black pearls, However before the card was handed over I added a memory box die to it, just behind the pic....I love using the marianne die, I personally think it really helps to make stunning cards....Iam entering this card into the following challenges;

Monday, 4 June 2012

21st Birthday

Good Evening,
Here is the commisioned birthday card i was asked to make for a friend's neice...I enjoyed making this one, I used Marianne's anja corner die, along with a fleur de lil nestie...added a few flowers from wild orchid crafts, pink organza ribbon, few pearls and the 21 was cutout from a die set.....I also made a box to go with it but forgot to take a picture of it...senior moment there...Iam entering this card into the following challenges;

My son's football trophy

Hi, we had our Football presentation on Saturday night..and this is the trophy my son won...he has been with the club for ten years, so he got presented with this lovely glass trophy....

Friday, 1 June 2012


Good Morning,
This will be my last card I post on my blog until Monday now...Ive got a busy weekend ahead, my husband's football team has their presentation award night tomorrow, so will be busy sorting stuff out...However onto my card; I used this stamp yonks ago, was a freebie years ago with a magazine subscription..I forgot just how lovely it was...I coloured it with promarkers...Backing paper was again from a sample pack purchased off ebay, memory box die, flowers from wild orchid crafts and ribbon from stash...I have since put some candy on the ribbon where the glue marks are.....Thanks for popping by...happy crafting...Lorsxx

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lilac Elephant

Hello from a very wet Edinburgh, I'm back at work now after having my op 12 weks ago, finding it quite hard to fit everything in, hence no posts till now, however I will get there in the end...onto my card...this was a free digi from Mo Manning on facebook, it is such a delight to colour, I used my promarkers...the papers were from a sample pack I purchased on ebay, I love them...and the flowers were from wild orchid crafts, I havent put a sentiment on this card as yet...will save that for when I need it....thanks for popping by....take care & happy crafting...Lorsxx

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Monday, 21 May 2012

Hedgie Love

Hello, Well that's another weekend gone.....I had such a busy weekend, was at the scottish cup final with my hubby and 1 of my son's but unfortunatley our team didnt win, but it was a fab day out....I went to the pictures last night with my youngest son to see The Dictator, it was hilariously funny, but how he got away with some of the stuff beggars belief..however onto my card...I used a square white card blank, I bought this image from digistamp boutique(The Prickles) coloured it with my promarkers...I used some papers from my minds eye sample pack I recently purchased, along with some gorgeous flowers from wild orchid crafts...sentiment and gems were from my stash....I must go now got a dr's app this morning, happy crafting...Lorsx
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Friday, 18 May 2012

Get Well

Good Morning, Jings the weather is so rubbish here just now,this damp weather plays havoc with my arthritis....however onto my card...I used a square blank white card, added some papers free from a mag...the blue border was done with a embossing folder(not sure which one), I used this freebie image and coloured with promarkers, added some flowers from wild orchid crafts, gems and sentiment from stash......I enjoyed making this one as I havent done many get well cards,anyway take care and hope you all have a great weekend...Iam entering this card into the following challenge

happy crafting...Lorsx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

May Wallet Swap

Good Morning,
This was a card I made for the docrafts May wallet swap, my partner Sandra has already received it so I can now upload it, I thoroughly enjoy joining in with the wallet swap and the friendship swap over on the docrafts site, gives my brain a challenge...I also love receiving cards from other crafters too, it's lovely to see how other folk put cards together....on this particular card I used a square card blank, papers were a freebie stack from a magazine, the image I purchased from Ruth over on a Passion for Stamps, and is so lovely to colour with my promarkers, the poppies and corner are memory box dies, and finally I added a sentiment from my stash....Happy Crafting.....Lorsxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Good morning,it is a lovely sunny day here, wee bit of a wind but still nice, great washing onto my card, I used a square blank card, scored a border with my scoring board, used memory box dies for the simple effect, and memory box swirl flowers added a few pearls and a sentiment from my stash.....I love these CAS cards very much, they don't take long to do but look stunning....happy crafting...xx
Iam entering this card into following challenge

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cute Birthday

Good Morning, well the sun is out today, but it is still rather cold here in Edinburgh, onto my card, I love this image, it was a freebie from Mo Manning on facebook a few weeks ago, such a gorgeous image to colour with my promarkers, The papers are from a sample pack of my minds eye, swirl and corner were die cuts, ribbon and sentiment from stash, flowers from wild orchid crafts...I enjoyed putting this card togetherand the image is so versatile...Iam entering this card into the following challenges;

Friday, 11 May 2012

Baby Girl

Well it's the weekend again, I love weekend's, just love the busyness of the house, I have 2 teenage sons at home as well as hubby and they are all football it's madness here sometimes, but fab too...However on to my card...I made this from a digital download image from funky kits(Bambino Sugar Nellie), coloured it with my promarkers, cut it out with a nellie oval die..added a few sheets of baby paper from my stash, the embellishments I also found in my stash along with a lovely oval sentiment.....I love doing these cards...and they are such fantastic images to colour...well thats all from me for now....take care ....Lorsx

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Hello, I had a very stressful day yesterday, we were getting patio doors fitted...Oh my the dust, going to be cleaning up for a while to come....however as I spent most of the day in y bedroom I was able to make this card, was very simple to make, I used a lovely image from Ruth over at a passion for stamps, coloured with promarkers, the papers were from a sample pack of my minds eye, added a few flower embellishments, sentiment and a handmade pin....Iam entering this card into the

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Good Morning,
 Hope you like my newest card, I have hardly done any crafting since I got back from holiday, shoulder has been a bit sore, so have been resting as much as I can, anyway back to my card, I did try to make it as less is more as possible but I cannot resist adding new elements as I go along...I bought the Marianne anja corner and it is lovely to work with, added some lovely ribbon then the oval nellie snellen die, the lily digi was a freebie ages ago but I cannot remember from where...added a few plain white flowers with some pearl gems, then added some bling....I enjoyed making this card so much so watch out there will be more of the same to come.....

I have entered this card into the following blogs;
PanPastel UK Challenge Blog

Friday, 27 April 2012


Good evening everyone...I must apologise for lack of posting on my blog...but since I got back from holiday my shoulder has been pretty alas no crafting has been done....I even find it sore to be on the computer for any length of time, had to go back to doc's and get stronger hopefully I will be better by beginning of next week...Thank you if you do pop by....even if it is just to say hello.........Lorrainexxx

Friday, 13 April 2012

Happy Hedgehog

A very early good morning...Well last upload for me for a week or so....square card blank,basic grey papers..Image I believe is a Penny Black,coloured with promarkers,flowers from wild orchid crafts,corner die, gems and senitment from stash.....take care and I will catch up with you all when I get back....Lorsxx

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Another card from me, I'm just uploading cards Ive made this week due to me going away early in the morning....This card was made using a standard A5 card blank, I don't usually use this size but have got lots of them, so thought I'd better start using them up...image was a LOTV freebie from a mag, coloured with promarkers...the backing paper was from a sample pack from emma's crafty store, flowers from wild orchid crafts ribbon,sentiment,corner die and gems from stash...xx

Docrafts Digi Challenge Card

Hello and good morning,
I will have a few cards to post on my blog today as I wont be on for a wee while, my hubby is taking me away for a week's recuperation in the sun...only problem is I can't take my craft stuff with me, I'm afraid I might get withdrawal symptoms...cardmaking has been my saviour since I had my op....I must really get on with things...still got some packing to do...thanks for popping by......Lorsxx

Monday, 9 April 2012

Cheers Birthday Card

Good afternoon, I have had a very busy day so far, was uptown shopping for my relaxing week away in the sun...however inbetween this I have managed to make a card for Kate's Challenge over on the docrafts forum....I used a square white card blank, Paper was from a forever friends kit I found in my stash...Image was free from a mag(LOTV) coloured with promarkers..Sentiment, gems and bows from my stash....I also found the wee fish lurking about in my stash box.....Thanks for popping by.....take care ....Lorrainexx

Friday, 6 April 2012

Purple Girly Card

Hi, oh dear the weather doesn't look that good for the Easter weekend....I haven't got much planned at all really, as hubby and I are jetting off to Lanzarote next Friday for a relaxing week....Looking forward to that....Well I have been busy in my tiny craft area in my really back into the swing of things these past few weeks and enjoying my mojo while it's still here.....I made this card yesterday and did the finishing touches last night....Square card blank,backing paper free from magazine, LOTV free image from mag,memory box corner die,flowers,butterfly, pearl & sentiment from stash....Hope you all have a good Easter whatever you have planned...take care and thanks for popping by.....Lorsx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Black & White

Hi, here is a simple card from me, I'm trying to use up some of the collected papers and embellishments I have in my stash......I used a square card blank,papers,flowers,sentiment and candy from craftwork cards goody bag I bought a while ago, and a handmade pin......It is the first time in ages I havent used an image on a card...not quite sure if it works ok.....thanks for taking the time to look....take care ....Lorsx

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Male card

Good afternoon, Oh what terrible weather we are having, especially after it being so lovely last week, Well after spending a few days in bed witha dreaded virus, I feel slightly better today, so thought I would correct my challenge card, I'm so dumb at times and didnt realise I had back linked my 1st challenge card, so I hope to put it right...Here I have made a Male card, I used a white square card blank, Used some bits and pieces I had in my stash folder, Iam positive the image was a free download(can't remember where from though)..Coloured image with promarkers, added buttons threaded with fine black card...Iam hoping to put this card forward into the

Thank you for taking the time to look and all comments much appreciated...Happy crafting

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Just been looking around and reading up on this blog business....not doing so bad so far...unfortunatley I havent had much time to put any new cards on, I suddenly took quite poorly today, so have been resting, think I picked up a nasty bug from somewhere, yukk....Just wanted to pop on and thank everyone who has popped in and left messages, you are all so kind, and I hope to give you more cards to look at soon...Anyway take care and thanks .....xx