Monday, 8 January 2018

What a man!

Well I felt lucky to be one of the ones who got a ticket to attend the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Live UK Edition but hey.. I thought I'd chance my luck and ask if he would be gracious enough to sign a little something for me that I could auction off to raise more funds for Macmillan cancer.   In true Tim fashion he agreed and signed not 1 but 2 items for me!   The auction of them helped raise an additional  £100 which was awesome.   

Fab weekend spent with my dear friends Hels, Michelle and Pauline.  Much laughter and memories made.  Awesome tuition from Tim and money raised for chariry.   What more could a girl ask for?   
Wonder what we can get up to in 2018 lol.  

Loz xxx 


When a group of friends get together in one hotel room the night before attending a Tim Holtz class and there's alcohol involved.. obviously one thing leads to another till it's just madness lol.   

Slap up lunch

Whilst Michelle and Pauline headed off to the shops to pick up something healthy for lunch..  Hels and I trotted down the  road to the local chip shop then sat back and enjoyed the scenery whilst enjoying lunch.   Nothing better than spending quality time with good friends.  

Creative Chemistry UK

Highlight of 2017 was attending Tim's class with my dear friends.   Having been fortunate enough to have attended one previously I knew I was in for a fast paced informative day and Tim did not let us down.   

Mad women on tour

Great group of fun loving nutters..  Michelle Webb (thank you for the hand made tutus),  Pauline Wheeler and Hels Sheridan.  

Enjoying Tim's class

Nothing better than spending time with a group of friends who happen to be as nutty as me lol.  

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The journey begins..

When you're getting ready to attend a Tim Holtz workshop and your friend makes you a special tutu to celebrate the occassion..  Just wait till you see the pictures that will start to follow tomorrow lol..  

Loz xx 

Gentleman Crafter

September saw John Bloodworth aka the Gentleman Crafter do a demonstration is the shop (Craft World Scotland) showing off his skills and the possibilities of using the Go Press & Foil machine.   So busy I sadly only managed to get these 2 pictures.   

Loz xx 

September Extravaganza

Right so it's basically been the best part of 6 months since my last post as last year just ended up going astray between one thing and another so New Year New opportunity.  Time to get back on track!   

To start off the quick catch up, here are some samples I made for the Craft World extravaganza in September.   

Bear with me over the next few days as I get up to date then let's see where the rest of the year takes us.   Hopefully to a world of crafting joy.. there was way too little of that in 2017.  

Love to all 
Lorraine xx 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Wedding season arrives

This weekend I was asked to make a wedding card for a special daughter.   The wedding is not till next Saturday so I'll refrain from uploading it all just now but this is how the inside of it looked.  

With that said.. that's my up to date.   As you can see very little has been happening on the craft front due to so much going on with the personal stuff but hopefully that's on the cusp of change now as things are starting to fall back in to place a little.  

Today sees me with a list of 12 'MUST DO' chores so as I've only completed 7 so far I guess I better push ahead and get myself moving again.  

Toodles for now. 
Loz  xxx

Blooming time

As the rains started to push the sun away again I had to make a quick cut from my Peony bush before I lost all my gorgeous flowers to the elements.   What a marvellous aroma filled the house that week.   My favourite bush yet sadly they don't last long enough.   


A big 40!

Second birthday of June saw one of my work colleagues turn 40 and he's often a cheeky monster in work hence I thought I'd use one of the fab PaperArtsy stamps as the focus of his card.   

Glad to report that he absolutely loved it.  

June birthday

June saw a very dear friends birthday and as she is an avid kitty lover I decided to make her this one.   Absolutely love the quote as she truly is a fabulous person. 


Yay.. sunshine

Start of June we actually had some sunshine for a change..   today is back to normal overcast lol. 

Always nice to be able to catch a few sunrays in the garden on a day off. 


It's all going too fast!!!

Where oh where is the time going..  I can't believe it's been so long since I posted so will try and do a few quick posts to get back up to date.   

At the end of May we were fortunate enough to have Leandra from PaperArtsy visit the shop for a demo day..  such energy and inspiration that she makes you want to get crafting before you even get home lol. 


Monday, 22 May 2017

Period style

Yesterday we had a trip down to the coast to watch Brianna during a performance at Culzean Castle in period attire.  Here she is on the right of the picture as you look at it.   Many a tune she sung whilst filling in some of the history of the precious residents of the castle.   Afterwards we had a little bite to eat and a catch up with her, Gordon her husband and Betty her MIL.   We eventually parted ways as they made an earlier departure than us to head home whilst we had a little wander around the grounds and stroll along the beach and explored the rock pools.   Weather was a mix from being blown on top of the hillside to sheltered on the beach so my jacket was on and off as quick as I was blinking at times lol.  Good thing is that it's such a large estate we still have plenty more areas to explore so there will be a few trips down throughout the summer months.  

Finally arrived home about 8pm so it was a late tea for us then another relaxing evening on the sofa.  For those who know me well you'll no doubt find that odd I've actually sat down 2 evenings in a row.. I know it's so not like me!  lol.  

Alas today is playing catch up, well after a visit from my friend Gail as we had coffee and caught up on how Saturday went.   This afternoon is housework, washing, paperwork and placing orders whilst doing some batch cooking. 

With that said it's time to sign off and get moving again so will bid you all farewell for now but will try and do another post later this evening.  

Loz xxx 

Communion Saturday

Sorry I've been AWOL for a few days folks but it's been a busy fun filled weekend.   

Saturday saw my friends little girl make her First Holy Communion.   Sadly the heavens opened just after the service finished so all her pictures had to be taken inside but we weren't complaining as that meant the ovens were on and the food was cooking.   Although she's my friend we have been like sisters since we met some 30 years ago so we're a part of each other's family and that meant we all had a fabulous family day.  Lots of chatting, fun and laughter and kids running in and out from the bouncy castle.   As the day drew to a close and the party came to a close we ended up with only 3 of us left..  well that I think became a party in its own right.  I ended up so relaxed I even forgot I was wearing a dress (I'm a jeans girl) that when I dropped Aimee and her boys off at their house I climbed out the car in good old tomboy fashion and ripped my dress right up my bum lol.   

Anyway, a fab day was had by all and after 9 hours of socialising I enjoyed a few hours on the sofa before bed.  


Thursday, 18 May 2017

You're a life saver

A combination of Sue Wilson and Lisa Horton work great for this card I think.  

A sentiment we express so often so why not gift a card to make that life saver feel special and know just how much you appreciate them.  

Products used 

Sea scene background paper 
Island Paradise - CED21009 
Anchors Aweigh - CER013
Set Sail - CEC814
Distress Ink
Clear Micro Beads 
White Signo pen 

Back tomorrow again.

Loz xxx 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Succulent variety

Time for another post..  seems like only a few hours since the last one not a whole day lol..

Well today had a little excitement in it when I had to apprehend a shop lifter at work.  The bare faced cheek of some people who will happily stand at a till and smile at you whilst asking how you are doing yet all the time know they are in the process of attempting to shop lift!!   How dumb are folk when they don't realise this is the equivalent of stealing my wage direct from my hand so I take it very personal!   Happy to say their sticky fingers will not be entering our shop ever again.   

Anyway, on to more pleasant things like another sample I created using the fabulous new Sue Wilson range.  This is such a quick and easy card to make and would work in any colour too.  

Products used are as follows.. 

Birthday Wishes - CED5426
Dandelion Posies - CED1482
Succulent Garden - CED1476
Shaded Succulents - UMS787
Distress Ink
Self Adhesive Pearls 

Products are available to purchase in store and online at

Check back tomorrow again for the next instalment.

Toodles for now 
Loz xxx 

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