Monday, 31 March 2014

Sneak peek

Morning all.   Sorry I missed yesterdays post but had some stuff I needed to deal with. 

I've been beavering away on a new project in the background but there's still a bit to go so can only give you a wee peek at the moment.  There's a fab MDF base shape from Candy Box Crafts combined with some gorgeous G45 papers. 

Damn these stupid clocks going forward too..  ended up not going to bed till 4am, then the hubster was having a disturbed night which didn't help.  Thankfully once he got up in the morning I managed to nod off and get some needed slumber.   Today's plans went out the window too!   Lol. 

Monday is going to be a busy day.   Need to rise at a decent time (no lunch time lie ins).  Lol.   Housework, washing, ironing need to be done, want to try squeeze in a little bit craft before heading to hospital to visit mums hubby.   By time we get home I will need to organise dinner and sort paperwork for a 7pm meeting.   Hopefully I'll get home at a decent time so I can see hubby for a wee hour or so before bed as I won't have seen him at all.  He'll be gone to work before I awake, and I'll be left for meeting before he gets home.  Lucky we don't have the need to live in each other's pocket.   Lol. 

Time to sign off I guess as its 2.40am and I need some zzzzz's. 


Friday, 28 March 2014

Power to the Flower.

Slightly earlier than last night!    Its a miracle.  Lol. 

What a day we had at work..  I'll tell you this, it never stopped the whole day.   Constant flow of customers, phone ringing every 2 minutes, card class and several large boxes of deliveries.   For the second day running we were at 5.30pm before we even thought about getting the 1st till cashed up!   Wouldn't surprise me if tomorrow turns out to be much the same.  Lol. 

Once I got home, had a cuppa, dinner and done my chores I made a start on my next project which will be a sample for the shop.   All I will say at this time is.. Candy Box Crafts & Graphic 45!!!!

Anyway, on to tonight share.   This is the card I made for June's birthday to match her treasure chest.   A little bit of doodling, Tim Holtz dies, Kaiser Craft papers, PaperArtsy script stamp, a stick pin and some adhesive pearls.   I do like when everything's handmade and matches. 

Well folks, its a little after 1am and my bed will be calling me shortly so off to have a wee cuppa and do a few Sudoku puzzles before snuggling down for the night. 

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Treasure Chest

Another late one again folks.   Almost 1am as I start to type!  

Well as a follow up to last night's sneak peek I can now reveal the project as its been handed over to the recipient, my work colleague June who's birthday it was today.    Talk about being a liked person...  Cards posted to the shop from customers, others have come in to drop them off, cakes have been handed in and she's gone home with bags of presents!   

Now I wanted to create a little something for my wee June that she could keep so this is what I made.   A treasure chest for a treasured friend. 

Products Used
Blank wooden chest
Acrylic paint
Crackle glaze
Distress Ink
Tim Holtz dies
Creative Expressions pins
Hobby House knobs
Idea-ology fastener
Grunge paper
Kaiser Craft papers
Paper Artsy script stamp

The inside of the box is pink with a black trim.  

Well I hope you like, and to be honest it looks better in real life as my phone camera didn't take the best pics.  With that said, I'm off to bed as need some rest so I'm ready for a busy wee day tomorrow.   There's already a few orders waiting to be unpacked.  Lol. 

Nighty night all
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Flower Power

G'day all.  Not quite sure whether to class this as night or morning as its 1.30am.  Lol.

Due to the time I'm going to keep this short and sweet as I'm up for work in less than 6 hours and need to squeeze in some beauty sleep.  I dealt with the grey hairs the other day but nowt much I can do about the wrinkles so needs the zzzzz's.  

I can't quite share this project with you just yet so you need to be patient but I'm sure its ok for me to share this sneaky little peek with you.   This has to be one of my all time favourite dies.   My Tim Holtz tattered flowers.  Apart from that I'm staying tight lighted for now and will give full product details when I post the whole project. 

Right folks its time for me to get things organised for the morning and head to bed.. not that I'm even sleepy! so will bid you good night (or good morning) and happy crafting to all. 

Lorraine xxx

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bird Cage Flutters

Well howdy folks..  its been a while!  

Am glad to say the last few days have been slightly more routine than of late so I've actually managed to sit and make something.  My colour combo often depicts my mood so this one does tell quite a bit..  its got green, pink and black all thrown in together.   Think that indicates a mixture of ups & downs in life.   Lol. 

So what products have I used?   Here goes..

Bird Cage is by Candy Box Crafts and available to Retailers via Jones Crafts Notts or we also sell them to the public in Craft World.

Reeves Course Texture Gel

Acrylic Paint

Memory Box Pinwheel Posie die

Britannia flower dies (small, medium & large)

Creative Expression stick pins

Bling self adhesive pearls

Idea-ology pieces. 

Inka Gold

This has been a great piece to work with..  fits together beautifully and can really hold all the layers I've added.  If anything its just strengthened it even more, not made it buckled under the pressure. 

Boss called me today to ask if I could swap shifts this week so I've now got a wee unexpected day off tomorrow and I'm working Friday instead.   Hhmmm wonder what mischief I can get up to in my craft room tomorrow.   Lol. 

Right well, best sign off as need to bring the washing in before the cold sets in too much and have a look at what to make for dinner.   Hope you're all having crafty fun.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Visible Image.

My week feels so mixed up..  was off Tuesday instead of working, in shop Wed & Thurs, was off Fri so worked at SECC, worked shop today when normally I'd be off and tomorrow I'm working with Pink Frog Crafts again at the SECC..  wee day off on Monday to reset the system and back to normal next week in shop Tues, Wed, Thurs.  

Anyway, as you know I was at the trade show a few weeks ago and the orders have been piling in ever since so thought I'd share some of the new products with you..  and needless to say I've spent more than a pound or two already and there's still more to arrive!!!  

Well its past my bedtime and I've a long day ahead at the show so off to bed now.  

Nighty night

Indigo Blu

Tattered Lace & Hobby House

Elizabeth Craft & Gorjuss

Clarity & Doobadoo

Katy Sue

Lavinia & sweet poppy

Friday, 7 March 2014

Just had to share!

Craft World in Hillington are running a limited time offer valid only until Sunday 9th March so you need to be quick.  

Purchase can be made either in store or by telephone on 0141 883 6855.

Now what one do I NEED.  Lol. 


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Horror time

Its taken 2 days but I've almost got it in order now, just one tote bag left to empty then I can start to get stuff sorted for re-homing..  some going to my friends kids, another to a group of guides and the final lot is going to a youth group.  I'm sure it will soon all be replaced with gorgeous goodies from Jones Crafts though as boss man has already been eying up my clean desk.  Lol. 

Well I'm back in the shop tomorrow so I can catch up on all the new stash that's been delivered since last Thursday..  no doubt I'll be spending some of my birthday money before trying to sneak it in the house without hubby seeing it. 

Anyway, I need to go iron the work gear and put my feet up to relax for a few hours before bed so TTFN. 

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx

Oops forgot to clean this

Saver deal

Well I guess this will be the reason why I'm off today & working on Saturday.   Lol.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Fab birthday

What a fantastic birthday..  cards, flowers, chocolates, alcohol, clothes,
cash & my very special Espa massage oil.  How spoiled did I feel?

So I thought I'd share a few pics with you including these 3 beauties from my wonderful friends, Hels Sheridan, Pauline Wheeler & Susan Jones.   The words alone made me feel very special never mind the fact that these 3 very busy ladies took the time out of their busy work schedules to make these for me.  Love them all to bits but they already know that.  Lol.

My wee surrogate daughter also gave me a gorgeous big bunch of flowers, chocolates and a bottle of strawberry daiquiri but I have to say the most precious part was what she wrote in my card..  from your most favourite person in the world..  she knows me too well.  Lol.

My darling step daughter and son in law were very generous and treated me to my favourite massage oil from Espa.   Amazing how it helps ease the old aches & pains.

My wee mummy gave me cash.   She knows I like to have a wee blow out.  Lol.

Hubby treated me to breakfast in bed, clothes and flowers followed with a delicious lunch out.  Don't think I had to lift a hand all day as he
pampered me.

Oh well I guess that's it by with for another year..  hhmmm wonder if I can get away with being 27 yet again.  Lol.

Am thinking that tomorrow I will make a start on clearing my craft room as I've got an extra wee day at home on Tuesday as its been swapped so this week's work schedule is as follows..  Wed & Thurs working in shop, Friday working on Pink Frog stand at SECC then Saturday back in shop.   Hope I remember to drive to the right destination on the right days.  Lol.

Oh well.. going to sign off now so will say nighty night.

Love & hugs
Lorraine xxx