Nov 26th

November 26, 2008

Some of my regularswill be aware that I have created another blog and if you would like to visit it the address is  The majority of crafters blogs I visit are on blogger so I decided to have another go at creating one.  I did try some time ago but I couldn’t get on with it which is why I joined word press.  However, now that I have become more accustomed to blogging I tried gain and think I have done quite well.  I anticipate all my future cards and ‘diary’ will be written onto my new blog.

Lorraine x


November 25th

November 25, 2008

Hello I have updated my slide-show yet again.  I haven’t been on here much lately I seem to be forever making Christmas cards.  My mum bought most of my stock so I have had to start over again, not that I mind she is my best customer.  Unfortunately I was unable to scan most of them but these are a few that I managed. I have had several orders not only for Christmas cards but birthdays as well.  I did want to have ago at making some gift treasure boxes but haven’t found the time I will try so hard in the next couple of weeks and take some photos to show you.

I did have some photos on my camera that I wanted to upload and show you but I deleted them in error, they were pictures that I probably will never be able to take again so I have really kicked myself.

I have bought some of those musical tunes from Joanna Sheen so I can put them in a few special cards I have never used them before so I hope they will be easy to install.  If they work ok I will definitely buy more.

I have also just finished off the last two boxes of everyday cards that my mum will be giving as presents.  She has already given 2 boxes as ‘thank you’ presents and the recipients were over the moon with them, so I must be doing something right lol.  I made a total of 12 boxes for her filled with between 8 and 10 square cards most of which I had stamped and water-coloured.  I enjoyed doing them and think I will be doing more as stand by stock.

anyway I hope you enjoy the slideshow and sing along with the tune.



A few new cards

October 20, 2008


Hi this is just a few of the cards that I managed to make this weekend.  The stamps I have used on the yellow cards are from my new selection of House Mouse stamps which I love.  The cards are not really crooked but it is the way they scanned.  I did do another one but have posted that on the forum challenge thread.  Hope you like the cards.




20th October

October 20, 2008


I haven’t been posting as much as I would like to have done these last couple of weeks.  I have been making cards but otherwise I can’t seem to get into gear.  I feel in ‘limbo’ and find it difficult to settle to anything in particular.  I know that Christmas will be on us before we know it and I still have to make some more cards.  I have all the toppers printed out but that is as far I have got.  My earlier spurt of Christmas card action has disappeared.  I do visit the JS forum to keep updated on what is going on and have just ordered some of the new Flora Doodles.  I have quite a few now but they are so beautiful I was frightened of using them but I have got over that and have been using them of the ‘everyday’ cards that I have been doing.

My mum came to stay with me the weekend so it was a bit hectic as her sight and hearing is failing so I had to make sure she had enought to drink and eat.  She has recently visited an allergist for a consultation and has been given herbal and homeapathic remedies to take.  My sister has been going to this person for several years and my mum decided she would go and see what it was like.  She has already been told of certain foods that she can and cannot eat and she is to go again in 2 weeks time.

I hope that this course of action helps her to feel better generally as she has always been a very active person she now walks with a stick due to some falls she has had.  She will be 89 next month and most of the family will be going out for a meal to celebrate.  Unfortunately I will not be there as I don’t do social gatherings family or otherwise.  I thought I might do her a birthday meal at home instead.

Many thanks to my visitors regulars and others, I hope you won’t give up on me as I will be posting some more cards for you to see.




This is my first posting since 6th October, unfortunately I have not been to good and have immersed myself in my crafting.  I have been making cards for Christmas presents and I decided to show them in the form of a slide show. 

I will box up six mixed square cards, the boxes I will also make myself.  However, when I told my mum what I was doing and showed her the cards she has ordered 12 boxes.  My mum is my best customer and I have done enough cards for six boxes so far.  I hope you enjoy looking at the slide show and if you wish to leave a comment please feel free to do so.

I have still been visiting other crafters blogs and of course the JS Forum so I can keep up with what is going on and how everyone is doing.  I have retreated into my shell but I am beginning to feel better so I hope to rejoin the crafting world again soon.