Sunday, 29 September 2013

McOyster Craft Demo

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days folks but was at McOyster Crafts in Cupar on Friday for a wee demo day and yesterday I spent the day in agony with raging toothache.. which I do think was made all the worse by pressure from blocked sinuses.   Spent the day eating 1000mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours, laying on the sofa and snoozing in between.  Thankfully feeling a tad better today and hope it stays that way. 

Anyway, thought I'd share some pictures of the cool stamps from Kaiser Crafts I was using at Fridays demo..  hoping to have another wee play with them tonight or tomorrow so will post pics when I do.  Right now though I'm off to stick some dye in my hair as I can't cope with seeing this grey any more.  Lol. 

Toodles for now
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Memory book

Quickie as on lunch.  All made with Kaiser Craft products. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

SECC 2 for £6.50

Just a quickie folks..  my friend Sharon was kind enough to let me know that Groupon has an offer today for the SECC craft show next month.. 

2 entry tickets for just £6.50.

Hope some of you manage to catch the deal.

Off to finish coffee before starting on Brianna's Order of Service again. 

Lorraine. Xxx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Soft & sweet

Here's a wee 8 x 8 card I made incorporating a Hobby House topper, Hobby House layering pack, Britannia 'Ivy' die, Britannia sentiment die and Britannia flower dies. 

I've had a busy day again between working on Brianna's Order of Service, getting the washing done and I've gutted the downstairs too.  Only just managed to have dinner a half hour ago but its nice to now be sitting in a clean clutter free living room.   Now all I need is a wee cuppa, a ball of yarn and my crochet hook so I can chill for a few hours before bed.  Working in shop tomoz, Wed and Thurs, then up to McOyster crafts in Cupar for a demo day on Friday.  

Right I'm off to chill, so toodles for now and catch you all later. 

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Kaiser frame, papers, flowers, gems and embellishments

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy smile

Well I thought I dodged all the cameras at the Perth trade show but just received this one via email.   Have to say its actually okay and you can see the wee smile on my face as I'm working away..  well I was playing with Kaiser Craft and Graphic 45 goodies for 2 whole days so who wouldn't be smiling.  Lol. 

Thanks to Yvonne for sending me the pic and to Darren & Stavros for putting up with me for 2 whole days and giving me such wonderful products to work with.  

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Cheap ICHF tickets


For any crafters who collect Tesco clubcard points.. did you know that you can exchange just £3 of tesco club points for your ticket to an ICHF show???  Slight saving for you all eh!    The above link takes you direct to the Tesco page where you can purchase your tickets. 

Hope to see lots of you soon both at the SECC and the NEC. 

Toodles for now
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Demo day

Right folks if anyone fancies a wee trip to Cupar next Friday I'll be there all day and I know Adrian & Kirsty would love to see you too.   Can promise you plenty of laughs but I'm keeping the chocolate biscuits for myself.  Lol. 

Hope to see some of you there.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Brooch making

Lunch time quickie.. 

I've used the Britannia 2" flower die to cut 6 layers of felt then simply glued them together to create a pretty flower.  All I have to do now is cut the leaves in green felt and attach a brooch pin.  Another quick & easy make.  Lol.

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Quick card

Just been clearing some photos and realised I hadn't posted this one...  What a super quick card to make.  Piece of torn blue card for the sky, die cut a Britannia sent and die cut the Britannia star die which provides you with the large star, 5 small trees and a small star from the centre which isn't show on this card.  Still to the card with some foam pads or silicone and voila its done!  

Britannia 'Star' and 'Silent Night' dies

Off now to have a play with some felt before bed. 

Nighty night
Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Pastel shades

Sorry I misses yesterday folks but between work and a sick hubby the day just disappeared.   Thankfully he's feeling a little better today and I've had a nice relaxing chill out session in the bath for a few hours this afternoon so now have my head down to get some work down.   This is just a wee sneaky peak at some of the pieces I'm using for a card in next weekends workshop. 

Well... Back to work i go and will post some more pics as I go along. 

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Friday, 13 September 2013

All day workshop in Stockport


Well folks I'm off to CJ Card Crafts in Stockport next weekend to host an all day card making workshop so if you're in the region and fancy a fun creative day out then give Glynis a call at the shop and book your place now before its too late. 

There's going to be a few more demo dates coming up soon so be sure to keep an eye out for them. 

Time for a wee chill out now before bed as I've got a busy day ahead in Craft World tomorrow. 

Nighty night all
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

First Christmas

Evening all.. sorry for missing my lunch time post today but its been a mega busy day in the shop and I've got a rather poorly hubby at the moment so had to do a check in with him during my break to make sure he was ok. 

Its going to be a busy weekend as I'm in the shop on Saturday again and between tomoz, Sunday & Monday I've got an all day workshop and demo day to prep and make samples for in addition to the normal household chores of course.  Lol. 

Time now to get changed out my work clothes and I'm going to sit and relax tonight for a wee while and will start with a clear head in the morning but thought I'd go through my album and see what all still needs to be uploaded so here's another wee sample from last weeks demo at Craft World.

Products used:

Marianne Baby Sock
Cheery Lynn snowflake
Britannia word dies

Toodles for now and will post again in the morning.

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Oh Christmas tree...

Another quick lunch time post..  this time a pretty wee slot together Christmas tree simply decorated with some scrummy papers, a sprinkling of glitter and a little silver star on top.   Very pretty and easy to make. 

Again all products are from Kaiser Crafts. 

Hi ho time.. back to work I go.  Lol. 

Lorraine xxx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Love birds

Cute set of wooden birds decorated using acrylic paint, gilding wax, some flat flowers cut down to create feathered wings and sparkly gems for eyes. 

Another of the samples for Jones Crafts (Nottingham) using Kaiser Crafts products.  The boys really do know how to keep me happy with yummy stash.  Lol.

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Joy to the world

Quick post during my lunch break.  This time around it's a wooden stand alone word sign saying 'Joy'.  The word was painted with red acrylic paint, then stamped with silver snowflakes, a little paper tape attached and embellishments which were simply covered in glitter. 

All products are from Kaiser Crafts.

Off to eat lunch now but will post tonight again.

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 9 September 2013

Mother Goose

Evening all..  not long home from a fab 2 days at the trade show with Jones Crafts where I got to play.. oops sorry work!!!  with some of my favourite Kaiser Crafts and Graphic 45 products.  

Here's a Kaiser frame I decorated today using papers from the new Graphic 45 'Mother Goose' collection.   How fab would this be hanging in a baby nursery!!  You could even attached a child's name in wooden letters to either the top or the side. 

Well I'm off to organise some dinner now so catch you all later.

Happy crafting
Lorraine. Xxx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Trade show

Our stand at the Perth trade show with Jones Crafts of Nottingham.   Looking forward to seeing lots of lovely traders over the next 2 days.  

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Long distance

Just a quick post tonight folks as only in from today's demo about an hour ago and now need to start packing the next demo kit and overnight bag ready for my early start to Perth in the morning..  need to be on the road around 6.30am so early to bed for me tonight.  

Anyway, here's another wee sample this time using a crafters companion embossing folder, thistle bouquet and 'Across the Miles' sentiment from the Britannia die range. 

Don't forget that, although I'm at the trade show in Perth tomorrow the Extravaganza is also still on at Craft World from 10am till 4pm.    

Have a fab weekend.

Lorraine xxx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Last of the day

Right peeps this is my last post for the day as I'm working away on something just now and also have a poorly husband..  think he's got the start of man flu! 

Anyway the products used are as follows

Hobby House topper
Cheery Lynn snowflake die
Britannia small ivy die
Britannia dies used for sentiment.


Happy crafting all and will try snap some pics at tomorrows demo at Craft World. 

Lorraine xxx

Flower brooch

Just made a wee flower brooch to wear at my demo tomorrow using some felt and fabric.  I'm defo on a quick and easy crusade this week.  Lol.

Flowers cut using the Britannia 2" flower die. 

Toodles.  Xxx

Stocking time

I loved the image on this topper and thought it would make a fab card from children to their parents at Christmas time.   So quick and easy. 

Products used:

Hobby House topper
Britannia small ivy die
Britannia word dies used to create sentiment. 

Card is 8 x 8.

Off to get my demo bag packed ready for the morning and another semi packed ready for the trade show so I just need to do a quick transfer of my basic kit tomorrow night when I get home. 

Have a wonderful day all.

Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Am I singing?

Could I possibly have a well known christmas carol playing in my head every time I look at this little cutie?   Lol. 

Products used are:

Hobby House topper
Cheery Lynn holly die
Britannia word dies for sentiment.

Off to chill out for a few hours now as its going to be a very busy weekend ahead. 

Nighty night peeps
Lorraine xxx

Demo weekend

Evening all...  Just to let you know about the upcoming Craft Extravaganza this coming Saturday and Sunday (7th & 8th Sept) at Craft World in Hillington. 

TWO days packed full of ongoing demonstrations running from 10am till 4pm.   Massive amounts of stock have been delivered over the course of the week in preparation for the event so hope to see lots of friendly faces there. 

I myself will sadly only be joining in the fun on Saturday as I'm booked to demonstrate at a trade show in Perth on Sunday and Monday but at least I'm not missing out on the fun all together. 

Time for dinner now so toodles and happy crafting. 

Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Sorry folks, no idea why the picture didn't post but here it is.  Oops.  Lol.


Seasons Greetings

Evening folks.. can you believe I'm posting at a decent time today!  

Today's card incorporates the following

Cheery Lynn 'Lace Christmas Tree's
Cheery Lynn 'Ornamental Wreath & Bow
Britannia 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment
Britannia 'Multi Flower'
Britannia 'Small Ivy'

Lots more to post over the coming days and if you're in or around Glasgow this Saturday and Sunday it would be worth stopping by Craft World in Hillington as its their 2 day craft extravaganza which means not 1, not 2, but 10 demonstrators all sharing different tips and techniques from 10am till 4pm both days.   Pop in for an hour or stay all day.. its absolutely FREE!!!   There will also be an outside caterer in to make sure you're well fed and watered too. 

Well, must sign off now as just been finalizing one of two demo days down south and need to go email some pics for the promotional end of thing. 

Happy crafting all. 
Lorraine.  Xxx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Christmas has began

Well folks its that time of year when the crafters are thinking Christmas again and here's the first of my samples for this year. 

Hobby House topper, snowflake and holly leaves I think are Cheery Lynn if memory serves me right and the gorgeous ivy sprigs and sentiment are Britannia dies.  

Working in shop today and lunch time is almost over so toodles for now my lovelies. 

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Christmas by chance?

Just a few of the papers I've been playing with today.

Sorry its short and sweet tonight but its been a busy day with lots of calls, have a bit of work left to finished off tonight then need to get the work clothes ironed. 

Night all
Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Late again!!!

Oops forgot to post earlier.  Spent a few hours at friends house for her wee boys birthday party and had to help hubby with something.   Tonight I've been organizing diary for upcoming Craft shows as we're getting ready to hit the busy time again..  not that I've had much rest since the spring ones.  Lol.  Currently sitting here working away with the help of my Craft light and hoping to call it quits for the night somewhere around midnight.  Back with more tomorrow. 

Nighty night
Lorraine xxx