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AHHHHHHHHH thats better

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Forever Love

 
After sitting up with my son again last night.. this is what I came up with to keep me alert. Lets hope the hospital can help today

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013

All A Flutter

This is todays last make.
The heart design was from Bird cards, completed with a http://sherribaldy.blogspot.co.uk/ Image.
witha little bit of sparkle to finish.

Sack Boy Style

 
This card was inspired for my nephew's birthday. who loves SACK BOY from Little Big Planet
the image was used froma free colouring page, and promarkers to colour, patterned paper from Papercraft essentials magazine. embellishments from Go Create, tesco's and Poundland.
Entered in to http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ bingo board challenge usin the four corners.

Having A Hoot

 
Todays make is all about Owls.. I am loving these freebie stamps and Papers from Cardmaking and Paper craft magazine. Card stock from Papermill direct. Embellishments from previous Lets make cards magazines
Entered into http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Button up challenge

Friday, 25 January 2013

Pretty in Pink

 
This make was made using the freebie digi stamp from http://sherribaldy.blogspot.co.uk/.
she has the most beautiful images. card stock from papermill direct, and pink backing paper from the works, as was the embellishments.
Entered into http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.uk/ #8 Anything but a square

All In Red

 
This week I have been making this for a customer. It has taken a little longer than planned to maked due to muscle spasms, and ill health. but thank god i always give my slef plenty of time to make.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Little Bit Of Fun

Morning all..
sorry not been on for couple of days as been  busy crocheting..
Muscle spasms have been making it hard to do.. but I hope to be finished by tomorrow.
look out for pictures..


Here is a recent card I made after making the mistake of putting all the detail on the back of the card, It was decided to make this into a joke card. As u can see it opens the wrong way.. The image from this card was done with a clear stamp from Kabancrafts.com using a pigment ink in black and white for the extra detail in the corner. the backing papers were from a craft swap I participated in. Card stock is from PaperMill Direct
Entered in http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ teedy bears picnic challenge

Thursday, 17 January 2013

 
This was made for xmas as I wanted a Wreath with a difference.
Entered in http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  #225 anything but a card

A bit of love

Todays make is a Valentines using the freebie imagie from http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com/2013/01/we-have-freebie-for-you-today.html 
the easel card template and heart doily border from Birds cards, the base was hand embossed, with a bit of extra sparkle added.
well I hope this find you all well and the snow that is either with you or soon tocome is not getting you down to much.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Boobie Love

 
Today has been a better day not as tired and low although have woke with another ear infection.
Todays make is Boobie Love, the inspiration behind this card is i have never seen something celebrating the ALL CLEAR moment, the start of NEW BEGINNINGS.
BLOG CHALLENGE ENTIRE

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

All That Glitters

todays make is a male birthday card.. using my favourite colours,
Ruby, Amethyst, and Lavendar,
Challenge entries below http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ #43 sketch

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ #18 Anything goes favourite colours

stamping marylin style

This was my first stamped card attempt.

about me

Hello there,

My name is Lorraine and I'm 36yrs of age. I have 2 children.

How I got started crafting

I have always worked as a carer working my way up the career ladder in the Field of learning disabilities to care coordinator manager. it was while on maternity leave with my first son that i came across an open day at the local university, I attended and applied to do my Nursing training.
After 3 yrs of training and a second pregnancy I became qualified at the end of 2009. It had always been my dream to nurse. But in the March of 2010 I started to get symptoms of  extreme dizziness and felt like I was walking on a boat all the time. Then in the June of 2010 while on a day trip out with my partner and children the wobbly unsteady feeling became worse, so we headed home a little earlier than usual, on way home i became slumped and unable to speak my face had drooped. i was rushed into hospital with fears of a stroke. the current hospital was unable to make sense of it as i had not had a brain bleed as with normal stroke attacks. i continued to have the episodes frequently, with the medical team saying i made them up. i was paralysed down one side unable to lift leg or arm. It took a large episode for my partner to take me to a different hospital after the paramedics refused to take me saying the hospital said i was a waste of money. while attended this hospital it became clear that i had a very rare Brain disease called CEREBRAL VASCIO-SPASTIC SYNDROME. Which means i get a small clot or narrowing of the veins/arteries to the brain which cause stroke like symptoms without the bleed. after 26 strokes in the 2 yrs i was told i was to much of a risk for me to work. I spiralled back into depression rapidly, i have not self esteem or confidence, the pressure this cause on family life, and my relationship was extreme that my partner left feeling he had caused the problems as i confided my self to the bedroom and didn't talk or want to be around anyone. At the time i became very good friends with a neighbour who also had health problems and was unable to work, who crafted to keep her self busy and from going mad. she had on many occasions tried to involve me. i felt i was no good and was scared to try it. but after moving back to my home town and deciding i needed a hobby, i taught my self to crochet. Nadine again asked mentioned about me making cards. so i gave it a go, i realised just how relaxing it was and was introduced to a wonderful craft den who have been an inspiration and a wealth of advice to help me begin my crafting journey. which i would like to take you on, so u can see my progress as i develop new skills and master new arts.