Sunday, 30 January 2011

Dewdrop Craftz Sale!!

I made a quick card today with one of the gorgeous images from Dewdrop Craftz. If you haven't checked out their digi images, where have you been??? They have some fab manga style images which I love and also some cutsie ones and other styles and until midnight tonight (Sunday GMT) all digis have 50% off the normal price!!
Yes that's right, EVERY DIGI in the Dewdrop Craftz store is half price! So  if you have had your eye on any images, now is the time to go get them and make the most of the sale :)

As I said I made a quick card, so here it is.

 I have used the gorgeous "Goth Mizu" image by designer CupuDOTexe and coloured her with my Promakers. I know you would normaly associate goth's with darker colours, but I decided to do her in pink this time and I think she looks great. So really although she is supposed to be a goth, you can make her very girly too :)
The base paper I used is by Doodlebug Designs, spotty strip is by Bo Bunny and the grey is coredinations.
Some ribbon from Hobbycrafts and some Primas and pearls from my stash to finish.

I think this has got to be my fave image :)

Now what  you waiting for? Get yourself over to Dewdrop Craftz and pick up a bargain!
Oh and if you haven't entered my followers mini candy yet,why not do it before you go? All you have to do is leave me a comment on the candy post (which you will find below this one) and on at least one other post before the candy runs out (you have loads of time) and if you fancy, you could add my little banner to your sidebar, that would be great, but not necessary for a chance to win. And that's it..... well of course you have to be a follower or else it wouldn't be a followers candy lol, but if you are noto  one already,  you can always start following me now :) And remember I will have one every fortnight, so lots of chances to win.

Right, got to go and do the By the Cute and Girly post for tomorrows new challenge. If you haven't entered this month, you have till tonight to get your entries in.

Thanks for stopping by. I love to read you comments, so please take a  minute to say hello and let me  know you have been here and then I can come visit you :)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Candy time!!

Ok, here's my next mini candy :) From now on I will post my mini giveaways on the same day every 2 weeks. I know this is a Friday, but next time I will post it on a Saturday and every alternate Saturday after that. That way I am not busy with taking the kids to school etc and I will remember to post it!! lol
So as I said in my earlier post, I went on a wee crafty shopping trip and got some goodies in the sale, so this is the first of those goodies :)

 I must admit that I really wanted to keep those tags for myslef lol.

So what's there?

A pack of  fabric well worn tags from Making Memories Just Chillin' boy collection

A pack of 46 word fetti stickers - Making Memories Just Chillin' Boy 

And a pack of metal signs- Making Memories Just Chillin' Girl

As I said, I got these in the sale, but I just had a look at the normal prices and this little lot would normaly cost just under £15. So not a huge amount but it's something for free :)

So what do you have to do to win??

Just leave me some love :) Comment on this post and at least 1 other post while this candy is running (this one will run for just over 2 weeks until the 12th of February) and I will put all the names of those who have commented at least twice in a hat and get one of my kids to choose the winner :)
The more times you comment, the more chance you have of winning as I will add 1 entry for every comment you make.
And of course I will post anywhere in the world.

My mini candy giveaways are only for followers, as the whole point of me giving goodies away is to thank my followers and show how much I appreciate all the lovely comments they leave me :)
So anyone who is not a follower will not be entered in the draw. You can of course become a follower and you will be entered, but please don't enter if you only intend to visit just the once as it's not fair for my active followers.

I have a badge made for my candy draws and I would be soooo grateful if you would stick it in your sidebar to let other people know about my fortnightly giveaways. This is not necessary for you to be entered into the draw, but I really would appreciate it if you could help me spread the word :)
You can grab it from my sidebar. Please link it back to my actual blog, not to this post.

Sorry about the long post, but just wanted to make sure I had explained everything for those who didn't know about my giveaways.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Charisma Cardz- Valentines/Love

It's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the lovely Carly has chose the theme of Valentines/Love.
I just had to use another Hanglar sweetie for my card and I done it in red again..... so much for me not liking red then lol.

I coloured the images with my Promarkers abd added some stickles to the heart. The papers I have used were in a wedding kit that I got from a friend a while back (thanks hunnie xx), ribbon and bow are from Hobbycraft and the hearts are from Unfortunately the hearts are now disscontinued, but you can find loads of other goodies at Janlynn.

I have to pop out now but I won't be out for long and when I get back I have told the kids to remind me to post my next mini candy!! Honestly I have a brain like a sieve!
Oh and incase you missed my winners post, it's the one below this :)

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Followers candy winner

I had to go out earlier so didn't get the winner of my followers mini candy posted, and I haven't mahaged to get a photo of my next mini giveaway.....but I will announce the winner now and will post some more goodies tomorrow afternoon :)

So here goes, the winner of my mystery mini candy giveaway is............. Linda (pinklillac)!!!
Congrats Linda :) Thanks for all the lovely comments you have left me hun, I really do appreciate you stopping by even though I have been a rubbish blogger lately!!

Please email me at with your snail mail address and I will get your prize out to you as soon as possible :)

Lora x

Digital Tuesday - A sketch

I have been a really bad blogger lately (again!!) and that's after me promising to try post more regularly but things have been a little hectic around here and my mojo had flown right out the window, but I am getting back into it after making my card for Digital Tuesday this week which is a sketch. There's nothing like a good sketch to get Mr Mojo kicked back into shape lol.

Over at Digital Tuesday you no longer have to use a digital image to enter, just as long as something on your creation is digital, so I took full advantage of that and used a sweet Hanglar for my image this week :)

 Isn't she a cutie? I paired her with a basket thing?? (wow I have some way with words lol), which is also a hanglar image and coloured them both with promarkers. I am rubbish at colouring with reds but as Valentines Day is fast approaching I thought I should get some practice in!

The papers I think are Papermania, they were in a pad that had fell apart, must of had that one for a long time lol, and some white coredinations cardstock.
The flowers are Primas and roses from Papermania, sentiment was done on the computer and I added a little sticker which my youngest Daughter Chiara gave me yesterday for the heart.
Ribbon is some that was on one of the kids pressies at Christmas time and I used a fiskars punch for the scalloped border.

 I just remembered about my followers candy, so I'm away to choose a winner for that and will get a pic of the next prize I will be giving away, so check back later today for that! Hopefully I will have it on here this afternoon.
I know I said I would do it fortnightly but things have been a bit up in the air this last few weeks and I just haven't had as much time as normaly on the computer, so I will make up for that with my next few candy giveaways :)

And finally I have also started to set up my own website selling wedding stationary and also some of my cards and handmade gifts. It is still in the process of being "built", but I will let you know as soon as it is finished.

Thnks for stopping by

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Charisma Cardz - Good Luck

Really quick post for me this  morning because I forgot to schedule my Charisma DT card and have to get the kids to school!
The challenge this week is "Good Luck", so here's what I did.

One of our sponsors this week is the Stamping Boutique and some of the DT have used one of their digi images.
The image I used is from The Stamping Boutique and is coloured with Promarkers. Papers were freebies from a magazine, sentiment done on the computer and the star and button are digis (not sure where I got them) which I covered with Glossy Accents.

A close up of the image

And that's my card done. Sorry for being so rushed today but the bus leaves in 5 minutes so got to dash.

Thanks for stopping by

Lora x

Friday, 7 January 2011

By The Cute and Girly "Bling It on"

I am really late in posting my dt cards that I made for this month's By The Cute and Girly challenge, because I made them thinking that I could borrow my son's camcorder to take pics of them, but that plan went out the window because he couldn't find the usb cable to connect it to my computer!!.... so I had to wait till I bought a new camera before I could take some pics because they wouldn't scan as I put flowers on them.
 Anyway I have a new camera now and managed to get some pics, but they were taken at night, so they are not very good, but at least I can show them now!

The challenge this month is set by our newest DT member Tammy and it's "Bling It On".
We are sponsored this month by our regular monthly sponsors, Simon Says Stamp and Joanna Sheen and our own Geraldine is sponsoring again this month with a gift certifiacate to spend in her etsy store, Little Snippets.
We also have a new digital sponsor this month- My Grafico who are giving away one of their fab digi stamp sets and also 20% off an order in store. My Grafico also gave the design team one of  their digi sets to work with this month. It's a really girly one and was just perfect for the challenge :)
It's called Stick Fairies and the deisgner is Stockberry Studio and I used one of  the fairies on my first card.

As I said the image is from My Grafico and I colured her with Promarker and used loads of Stickles.
The butterfly paper is Papermania, and I used the other side of it for the scalloped border which I done with a Fiskars puch. The other paper is some I pinched from my Daughter Rhianna (I know I am terrible stealing from a 7 year old lol, but it's really pretty!) and is by Best Creation Inc.
Flowers which I also covered with stickles, are all from, except the largest rose which is from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the ribbon/lacey stuff (actually I have no idea what it is lol) is from Hobbycraft, and the bead spray thing is from a local florist warehouse... I must get more of these because I think this is my last one and they are so pretty.

A close up of the image and flowers so you can see the sparkle a bit better :)

I have no idea about the papers on this one, the blue one is from a 12x12 sheet that was already cut into and no name left on it, and the other 3 are from a paper pad that I have had a while but put it away and I can't remember who makes it.... had a quick look but I can't find it...sorry.
The image is from Dewdrop Craftz and is coloured with Promarkers and I smothered it in stickles lol.
Flowers are a mix from my stash.. white roses are fro, pink one I think is a Prima and the other is one I made ages ago from some scraps of digi papers, I think they could be by Summer Driggs and are punched with the SU! 5 petal punch and a Dovecraft punch and I used a tiny spacer in teh centre. I covered the flowers in stickles and added some pearl heart that I got in the works.

You can see the stickles on her a bit better here, but it really sparkles in real life, think I went a bit overboard on the stickles with these 2 cards lol.

I hope you will join in with this months challenge. It's a great chance to get your glitter and other blingy stuff out :) and of course you could win one of the 4 fab prizes!!

I haven't forgotten about my followers giveaway....... things have been a bit hectic here the last few days, but I promise I will announce the winner soon along with a new giveaway! :)

Thanks for stopping by

Lora xx

Thursday, 6 January 2011


It's Charisma Cardz 2nd Birthday this week and to celebrate we are having a blog hop along with a birthday/celebration challenge!!

If you have came here from the challenge blog then you are on the right track but if you have just stopped by my blog, you will want to hop over to the Charisma Cardz challenge blog and start the hop there, where the lovely Carlyann will tell you about all the fab prizes that are up for grabs!! :)

There are some fab prizes to be won and I think some of the design team may even have candy on their own blogs too! Unfortunately I don't have any candy to share today because I have had soooo much trouble just getting this post done because my computer has decided to switch itself off and not come back on (again!!) so I'm using Barry's computer which doesn't have my normal graphics program on it so I have no idea what I am doing with my pics lol.

The challenge as I said is Birthday or celebrations and if you add a number 2 on your creation, you will get a second entry!

So here's what I did.

 I used a sweet image from Pink Car Studio, coloured with Promarkers, then stamped a number 2 in the balloon.
I have no idea who make either of the papers I used because they were just bits I had left over from single 12x12 sheets and the names are no longer on them. Oh but the matting under the image is some spotty Bo Bunny paper.
The sentiment is digi freebie and the flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and ones from
Don't know if you can see very well in the pic, but I added some Stickles to all the flowers to make them sparkle :)

Now the next blog on the hop is Carol's,  but before you dash off to see what she has in store for you, you will need my special word which is .....2nd. you need to collect a word from every blog on the hop which will make up a phrase when you reach the end of the hop, so be sure to collect them all.

Thanks for stopping by