1 Aug 2014


Hi all, today I have a card and some wonderful news to share with you my dear friends and followers.
They say that life begins at 40 well it didn't for me but I can say that it has begun at 60.  As you may know it was my 60th birthday last week and today I picked up my new car, well it is new to me, very low mileage only 24k, I have also won first prize in the Craft Catz Weekly Challenge I am thrilled to bits, thirdly my son is getting me my surprise 60th birthday present today, I haven't got a clue what it is but I know it will be something nice.  Finally I have become a new Creative Team Member at Fitztown Challenge the card below is what won me first prize and the image is FAE4 from the Fitztown Store, link in my side bar, I am feeling so proud and so blessed that all these wonderful things are happening to me, I think I will have to pinch myself to make sure that I am not dreaming, lol.

My card share for today is a card for Christmas featuring a Sherri Baldy Bestie Image No: 0282, I have coloured her with Graph It Markers and gone for a vintage sepia style.
I have used a 7 x 7 black card for the base the papers are LOTV, the circle I cut out with my EK Success circle cutter, I have added some cream and gold pearls, gold bow, black mirri card holly, Cosmic Shimmer Gold PVA glue, flower and stamped sentiment.
This is a closer look at the image 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I really want to thank each and everyone of you who are so kind and leave me such wonderful comments, it means so much to me that you take the time out to come visit, thank you.



Hi Lorraine
Congratulations on your win and a gorgeous card's as alway's and yeah it will be lovely to be working with on the Creative Team at Fitztown have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

dutchess said...

lovely Lorraine....good things come to those who wait...well my mum always said....so your time is now! hugs xxxxxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your monochromatic card... Those besties are so adorable...

Veerle said...

So lovely Lorraine, I like the sepia style, very pretty.
Congrats with your new DT membership I am very happy for you and with your new car. Hope you can enjoy it for a long time.
Love Veerle xx

Debs said...

Hi Lorraine
Firstly - belated happy birthday - hope you had a wonderful day.
Congrats on you new DT post - so well deserved.
Your card is so beautiful - amazing colouring.
Debs xx

Margreet said...

Happy belated birthday Lorraine...sorry I missed it...enjoy the surprise of your son and let us know what it was!
Congrats on winning first prize (totally deserved) and becoming DT member at Fitztown Challenge!
Your monochrome card is again a beauty...great coloring and lovely design!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Daniele said...

2 lovely cards Lorraine, love the monochrome colouring
hugs x

NancyD said...

Congratulations Lorraine on the new design team! I always love your cards and this post is no exception. Such a cute little face and the monochrome is very effective. NancyD

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine,congratulations on your DT news and your win and of course your birthday.xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine,congratulations on your DT news and your win and of course your birthday.xxx

Jane Savage said...

Many, many congratulations Lorraine! Thoroughly well deserved. Your designs are gorgeous and this one is no exception! Love the gentle sepia look of your amazing colouring! Just stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend (how exciting to have a surprise gift awaiting you)! xx

Chris x said...

Sounds like u are having fun 2stunning cards. Lorraine and congrats on your new DT.
HAVE a great weekend and enjoy your new car,
Chris x

pinky said...

Wow Lorraine so many things to celebrate!! Happy 60th birthday, may the good times keep rolling in for you. I adore your cards, both of them, your colouring skills are just amazing!! enjoy your weekend and let us know what the surprise present is, how exciting!

Chrissy said...

Such a cutie and stunning colouring Lorraine..love the colour combo.Congrats on your win and your new DT position..it is all happening...so much excitement..


mags said...

A really beautiful card Lorraine. Love the sweet image and the colour and design. Well done on your challenge wins and new DT position. Hope you enjoy your new car.

Lau W said...

Wow ! congrats ! And oh oh i'm so sorry, it was your birthday ? Happy Birthday my dear friend, big kisses !
Your card is superb, love the image, so cute !

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the image and fab layout.
So glad to hear thing are looking good for you.
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the image and fab layout.
So glad to hear thing are looking good for you.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Wow! Lots of fabulous news Lorraine, congratulations on your challenge win and new DT spot.
This is a gorgeous card, I love your beautifully coloured image and sepia tones.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

So pleased to hear all your happy news Lorraine. Congrats on your win and it's great news that you will be joining the DT of Fitztown Challenge.
A gorgeous card today too, such a sweet image and wonderful colouring.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Diane said...

Greetings Lorraine
A big Congratulations on your win and what a gorgeous card design. Happy Birthday, enjoy the new car, and surprise gift from your son.

Hugs Diane

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and papers, such a pretty card Lorraine :o) Hugs, Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

Great news Lorraine, you have been through a lot over the time I have known you, things happen for a reason and this is wonderful news all round...we have been buddies for a while now and to read this all, it's great....wonderful striking card too.xxx Enjoy life, it's short..The Journey is the Start

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards are so beautiful -- love the way you colored the elegant lady!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

MaryH said...

Happy Belated Birthday. 60 is a great age. Still young enough to enjoy all that life has to offer and smart enough to know what to avoid! Glad you are having some wonderful things happen around your birthday, and many congrats on your DT assignment too. You are on a roll with these beautiful sepia tones. Love all the glimmer and shades of color on this little cutie. That's great texture on her little cap and wonderful shading on the bag. It really added so much 'shape' to the bag'. Lovely tiny touches of the green holly and the gold ribbons on the prezzies in the sack. Enjoy your big surprise too! Hugs & Happy wkend.

silverpaws1000 said...

So beautiful Lorraine thanks for joining us at Besties uk -Carol UK DT co-ordinator xx

shampylou30 said...

Gorgeous card love the colours you have used thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

May said...

Happy Birthday Lorraine, I am so glad to hear that if the 40th passed you by.. you sure are making up for it now... Wonderful news I can hear how happy you are enjoy!!!your card is amazing the colouring is outstanding... I adore the image...Congrats on your DT post too....Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

Avril Ann said...

Happy belated Birthday Wishes, Lorraine, and congratulations on your DT news..so happy for you and so very well deserved. I love your card hun, super colours and shapes, hugs xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Lorraine! Firstly happy belated birthday and welcome to the sixties club lol! Congratulations on your win. A beautiful card today I love your colouring of the image. Susan xx

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine, love the image so beautifully coloured and great card design. Belated 60th birthday wishes, have fun with your new car, congratulations on your win, and I hope your surprise present is fabulous. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Big congrats on your new Design slot sweetie, your cards are gorgeous. The one you won with is awesome. I am a GD for them on Thursday 7th, this will be my fourth one off slot with them. I am not as brave as you and go for the whole hog. This way I can choose which theme I want to join in with. Lol!!!

Your card from today is so cute Hun. Wonder what your prezzie is from your son?


scrappymo! said...

So happy to hear all your good news. Your new card sounds perfect for you and as I just turned 60 this year too, I can tell you that it is a good year!

Best of all, one of my fave craft stores here gives 10% off every day just for being our age! lol

Your card is gorgeous...love this sepia colouring look. The image, design, and your dies are all beautiful.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, lots of good news there! Congrats and Happy Belated Birthday!

Margreet said...

Hi Lorraine...I'm back with my hat on of Divas by Design and I want to thank you for playing with us with this beautiful card!
xxx Margreet

Dawn C said...

Everyone deserves good things every now & then hon, so pleased, its all going on for you right now. Beautiful card too x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image and design. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Betka said...

WOW! Lorraine! So happy to hear all your lots of good news :o)
Happy Birthday my dear friend and congratulations on your challenge win and new DT membership ... and new car.
I love your cards... always fabulous coloring and lovely design!
Have a wonderful week. Big hugs (:Betka:)

Annmaree of Oz said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card, the beautiful platinum sepia tones are amazing!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Lorraine,I love the colours Thanks for playing along with us at Besties UK, good luck,
Kevin xx

Tonnie Deijkers said...

Absolute gorgeous thanks for joining us at sister act and good luck in the draw
Hugs Tonnie DT

Kerrie-anne Brown said...

such a goegeous project love the colour theme

thank you so much for joining in the UK Besties 'letter p' challenge

Hugs Kerrie x
UK Besties DT x

Erica said...

I think you totally deserve that DT win. Your card is gorgeous and the image is a real keeper for the holidays. Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too challenge no. 67, Old/Vintage.
Join us again soon.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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