Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Inky Impressions Sketch Challenge

Hi blogger friends. First of all let me say congratulations to Mary D for winning our Embossing Challenge. Congratulations, hon. I'm sorry about this but this has to be a really quick post. I made this card for the Inky Impression Sketch Challenge which will be going on for 2 weeks.
I used a nestabilities die cut and entwined some ribbon through it, used a Martha Stewart lattice punch, coloured Water Lili with distress inks (hasnt she just got the most gorgeous face...) and put a bit of bling here and there. Cant live without bling!!!!
Thats it, folks. Told you it was going to be a quickie today.
See you all next time and have a great week.
Loadsa Hugs.
Lorraine xxx

Monday, January 31, 2011

Molly Bloom - just for fun

Hi everyone. I decided to make a card just for fun today. I had my birthday yesterday and received so much from all my friends and family, it was the best. My sister  spoiled me rotten. So did my mum and my very good friend in England sent me a package that was so cool. AND my dear hubby bought me an SLR camera.
Anyway I thought I'd make a quick card today to celebrate a great birthday !!! Any excuse, hey???
I used Molly Bloom and her deckchair and umbrella. Now, I didnt use my slr so the photo is not that good. Hopefully they will be better from  now on. These are a few challenges I entered with it:

Pennys Challenges - Anything goes
Paperplay Challenges - Layering up
Stampin for the weekend - Getting Warmed up
CES Challenge Blog = Bold and Bright

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
Hugs. Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Emboss it

Hi everyone. So, today is the new Challenge over at Inky Impressions and its a great one this week. Emboss it. So get out your embossing items and come and join in. I chose to dry emboss and got out my cuttlebug palm trees, which I  just love. I coloured Lili with copic markers and just tore some kraft paper for the sand.  Of course you can choose to wet emboss, emboss with a stencil, whatever you want. I used the gorgeous Beach Bound Lili which you can find HERE. How cute is she?
Dont forget you only have a week to get your creations in. You dont have to use an Inky Impressions stamp, but we would love to see you do so. 
Here are some challenges I found to enter:
Pennys Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Getting Warmed Up
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Clear as Mud
Lets Ink it up - Anything Goes
See you all soon.
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Tag It

Another Challenge over at Inky Impressions this week, saw me diving for the Magnolia Tag on the top card, that I hadnt had a chance to use before. I am so in love with it, and I also got the chance to use my absolutely favourite Inky Impressions stamp Angelica's Heart Socks. The challenge is Tag It, so get those tags out, ladies and show us what you've got. I couldnt make my mind up to make a card or tag, so I did both.  Dont forget our challenges are running for just 1 week now. You dont have to use an Inky Impressions stamp, but it would be great if you do.
 Also, check out Sammi's  awesome tutorial on masking. She's done a fantastic job and if your unsure on exactly how to do this, she really helps you to work it out, and makes it look simple. Follow her tutorial and you'll be amazed at how easy it is. If you want to challenge yourself she uses more than one mask so this is the tutorial for you.  
Here are some of the challenges I've entered :
A spoon full of sugar - Blue and Green (green tag)
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls(red tag and chrissy card)
Anything Goes - Eyelets and Brads (green tag)
Copic Creations - Anything new (lots of these dies)
Pixie Dust Studio - Lets Play Tag
Stamp Something - Anything goes
See you all next challenge, if not before.

Bye for now.
Big Hugs. Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Inky Impressions

Hello everyone. I hope your all getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.
Our challenge at Inky Impressions this week is Winter Wonderland and it runs for 1 week.
For my card I used Winter Fashion Marlee. I'm loving her sooooo much.
I used Tim Holtz house background and tree and I embossed the paer with Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Added a bit of lace and loads of glitter, which, unfortunately, you just cant see. Terrible photography, I'm afraid. I even tried scanning it in and it was still terrible!!!
I also entered this into the following Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cold and Frosty Morning
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for anything Christmas
Christmas Blog Challenge - Lets go Dotty
So, why dont you come and have some fun with us. I'd love to see you all there.
See you next time.
Lorraine xxxx

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years Card and Party

Just a quick one today, folks. I did this for New Year. I just love Party Pippin in the glass. He reminds me of me on New Years Eve... Ha ha. Seriously, I'm not joking. I didnt go to bed until 6am after a big New Years Eve party at my sisters place. It was a Fairytale fancy dress. Phew, I suffered a bit on New Years Day. I cant remember the last time I had a hangover, but, boy, I had one then. Needless to say, Its one of my resolutions. NEVER AGAIN.
And, just for you Sue, here's a couple of photo's of the night. I was Queen of Hearts, by the way.
Myself and Jackie (little bo beep).
My son (tigger) (just turned sweet 16 and 6' 3"), my very sweet friend Gail, (love you so much) (tinkerbell), some of my closest friends Briggite and Andre(love you guys, heaps) and me.

My nephew from England, Leigh. He was King Neptune, but he's lost the hair and beard by now.
It was a great night and everyone had a ball, but I'm glad the next one is another year away!!!
I know I've already said it, but Happy New Year to all my blogging friends.
 Hope to see you all being creative more than usual this year.
See you soon.
Hugs, Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inky Impressions Ribbons and Pearls Challenge

Hi Everyone. The New Year is well on its way now and I wish you all the best for 2011.  
Welcome to our Inky Impressions first challenge of the year which is Ribbons and Pearls.
Today I used Angelica's Daydream which you can find HERE. I gotta say, she is one of my favourites and one that I keep going back to time and time again. I just love her.
The Inky Challenges are now running on a weekly basis instead of fortnightly, so watch out for the Wednesday Challenges and if you enter all the challenges for that month you will be in the running to win a goodie bag from our gorgeous Inky Mama, Nicole. So get your skates on guys, and enter for your chance to win.
 I coloured Angelica with copics and mounted her on the magnolia cupcake. I used nestabilities dies and airbrushed the pink background. Added a bit of Ribbon, Lace and Pearls and 'voila', finished.
Hope to see you all at our next Inky Impressions Challenge.
Until then. Ciao, ladies.
Hugs. Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Inky Impressions - Black, White and 1 other Colour Challenge

Hi everyone. Wow, Christmas is getting so close. Have you all finished your chrissy shopping? I'm a little bit more organised than previous years, which is unknown for me, because I'm so unorganised. I try hard but it certainly doesnt come naturally for me.
The challenge this time at Inky Impressions is Black, White and 1 other colour. Jump on over there and have a look at the wonderful creations from the Design Team. I promise you'll love what you see.
Did you see the new Inky Animal Stamps? OMG, they are soooo cute and I gotta tell you, the quality of these stamps are fantastic. They stamp beautifully. They are the deepest etched stamp I have ever seen. Truly, I kid you not. (Nicole, your a legend, girlfriend).
For my card today, I used All Bundled up Lili (tell me she's just not the cutest) and coloured her with copics. I punched the poinsettia from a Marianne Creatables die and the flourish is a Tim Holtz die. The North Pole sign is a quickutz die and the hills with the snow is just torn paper with stickles. 
I also entered this into the following Challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas
Abc Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zero ( you can do any one of the alphabet challenges, I did X is for Xmas.
Crazy Challenge - Use at least 3 Dp's
 I hope to see you joining in our Challenge this fortnight
Until next time, everyone.
Hugs to you all
Lorraine xxx 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Welcome to Inky Impressions Blog Hop

Hi everyone and  Welcome to the Inky Impressions Winter Release Blog Hop.   If you've arrived here from Marleys blog your in the right place but if you need to go back to the beginning go to our gorgeous Inky's Mama, Nicole's blog.
Your going to love these little beauties, so prepare to fall in love.
I have been so inspired the last few days by Tim Holtz tags so I decided to try one for myself.
I used the gorgeous Rachels Gingerbreads Christmas which you can find Here.
I embossed the tag with the textiles cuttlebug folder, and enlarged and printed Rachel on the computer and just used a portion of her. I then printed her again onto Designer Paper and cut out her dress. So much fun.
For the next bit of fabulous inspriation, and to see more of these little gems,  jump over to Joeys blog.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Inky Impressions.
Hugs and see you all soon.
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inky Impressions Christmas Challenge

Greetings everyone. Its time for my first card as an Inkette. How exciting. Our first challenge over at Inky Impressions is Christmas. You can create anything at all with a Christmas theme. I used Rachels Gingerbread Christmas which is available as a Digi Image. Its Rachel when she was younger. How cute is she!!! 
I stamped and coloured her with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress and gift. Of course there's quite a bit of glitter on and I've used Atyou Spica pens for more bling.
Come over and join in the Christmas Cheer. We'd love to see your Christmas creations.
I entered it into the following challenges:
One stitch at a time - Glitz it up
Stamps r us Challenges - Holidays
Stamp with Fun - Advent
Wild Orchid Challenge - Old Fashioned Christmas
Have a great week and I'll see you all soon.
Hugs. Lorraine xxx