15 Jan 2016


Hi all, we woke up to a frost this morning, the wind has picked up and very cold I have been told to expect snow tomorrow, whoopy do, lol.
I want to thank you all for your continued support at the start of 2016, your encouragement and support means everything to me especially now when I feel that my mojo has gone on a winter break.  I just can't seem to get my mind working and at a lost as to what to do next.
I have quite a few new stamps and dies but don't feel like they are 'speaking' to me if you know what I mean.
I bought the Sapphire small die cutting machine back last year when it was first launched and it is fantastic, today I have ordered the new Tattered Lace Big Blue electronic die cutting machine, my son is treating me to it as an early 2016 gift, awesome, maybe when I receive it I can go to town with my dies and embossing folders and gain some much need inspiration.
Although I see so much beauty and stupendous creations when visiting my friends and visitors, my brain has just lost it's creative function.
However, I do have a couple of cards to share with you today the first one is a new digi stamp from Miss Daisy stamps she is called Raggedy Girl Daisy Mae, I have gone for a coffee and cream colour combo, I coloured the image with both Copics and Graph It Markers, the papers are a  mix of LOTV and Bearly Mine, I added some little flowers, stamped sentiment and a burlap flower.
I would like to enter this card into the challenge at

For my second card I have used an image by Sandra Caldwell I have seen these featured on my blogging buddy Sheila's blog for sometime, at first I could not quite make up my mind about them but over the months have actually fallen in love with these quirky images and treated myself to a couple, I wonder what you think of them?
I would like to enter this card into the challenge at

Well that's it from me today my next posting will be on Saturday night, until then have a great weekend, but of course I will be visiting you all shortly


KraftyKoolKat said...

Both these creations are so gorgeous Lorraine. It doesn't look like your Mojo has gone to me.
At the moment I don't want to get out of bed of a morning and I look at a blank piece of card and want to burst into tears but I know the reason for that.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine,love them both.xx

*Vicki* said...

These are both really amazing creations Lorraine!! I love the images for both and your coloring is always spectacular! :) Thanks for sharing your beauties here and I'm sure your MOJO will find you again soon!! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Jo said...

Two gorgeous makes Lorraine. love the colour of the 1st & the quirkiness of the 2nd.....you'd never guess you're feeling low on mojo! Your new machine sounds fab you lucky lady!Have a lovely weekend.
hugs Jo x

brenda said...

Lovely cards and colours Lorraine and what pretty hessian flowers.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the sweet images!! The papers and designs are fabulous on both!! I'd love to hear how you like the Tattered Lace Big Blue electronic machine when you get it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine, such a cute image and lovely colours on the first one. The second one is so pretty, such a lovely image and great design.

Team Clark said...

I think she's quirky and fun and that she's a bit sad makes me love her more! Beautiful designs, Lorraine. <3

MagsB said...

Lorraine, hun, your cards are always gorgeous! You have a wonderful eye for combining colours and also patterned papers - I look at what you post on Facebook and try to work out why your work always looks so balanced!

These two cards are fab, I love the bright colouring on the second card but my fave is the Raggedy Girl one - lovely subtle colours, and look how well the gingham and flowered papers go together!!!

I hope you feel better about your mojo soon, maybe he needs to sit on the naughty step for a while until he promises to behave!!!

with much love, Maggie XXX

Aileen (mum) said...

Great cards, particularly love the first one and the colours you used. Looks so good, your colouring is brilliant and those panels behind the coloured image look great. Well done

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I know how you feel Lorraine, I have been sitting here all day too, not being able to create although I desperately need to get some orders started and finished. Maybe it's the aftermath of Christmas and hopefully Mr Mojo will soon return.
Your two cards for today look fabulous, I love the monochromatic one with the gorgeous raggedy doll image.
Take care and keep warm.

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine lovely colours and wonderful design and detail, the images are so sweet.
Hugs Julie xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous Lorraine!!
Kevin xx

Veerle said...

For someone who has lost her mojo you have made 2 wonderful cards Lorraine. I particularly love the coffee and cream coloured one, so very pretty. We are expecting snow overhere as well and temperatures below zero. Brrrr not my cup of tea ;-)
Enjoy the weekend my friend, hugs Veerle x

Donna Ellis said...

What a thoughtful son! Your cards are darling, Lorraine, and so beautifully colored and layered! Hugs, de

andree said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine. I know what you mean about the mojo though as since Christmas I am struggling too and know exactly what you mean when you say you don't know what to do next. Hopefully it'll all pass soon-maybe we just haven't recovered from the Christmas break yet?? xx

Marjoleine said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

Marjoleine (DT)

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Lorraine, lovely colours. I know what you mean at the moment I just can't get anything done, no motivation at all. By the way it's just started snowing here while I am writing this. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Chris said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling a bit low Lorraine, although going by these beautiful cards Mr Mojo certainly hasn't deserted you! I absolutely love the warm soft colours on the first one..plus that cute image of course. The second is equally beautiful with that fabulous quirky image and your lovely colouring!
Hope you're having a good weekend.

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab Lorraine! I think my mojo's off with yours on holiday somewhere ... if you find yours, give mine a shove back home! I have new goodies too that I've barely played with :(

aussie aNNie said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine. I coloured many of these quirky images when on the Dt for sweet pea stamps, you either love them or hate them but they are gorgeous.xx

Sandy said...

I adore both cards - don't know which image I really like the best!
Sandy xx

Chrissy said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine..loving the browns with little Raggedy, so gorgeous,and fabulous colouring on your quirky young miss, and love both card designs.[ I'm with you..all these dies and stamps and pretty papers and I sit and look at them all and find it hard to get going..]


Sheila said...

Lorraine, both these cards are fabulous but I know exactly how you feel. Hopefully we will all pick up soon!! Keep up the fab work sweetheart!! Look forward to seeing more of your Sandra Caldwell work too!!

Bernadet said...

I love both of your cards Lorraine!
Love the colorcombo and the digi's you've used.
Thanks so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
*Cheerful Sketches DT*

angelwhispers said...

Another two beautiful cards so beautifully coloured and fab colours. I've seen these as well on Sheila's blog they really are different and very quirky but love them. Chanelle xxxxx

Merry said...

Two terrific cards Lorraine. I hope that mojo isn't hiding too far. I was a bit like that all of last year. Over Christmas I started going through my paper scraps and searching google and pinterest for different ways to use them. I finally feel a bit of excitement and keenness to sit down and craft again.

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just delightful Lorraine. I love daisies, and the wonderful daisy patterns here are so pretty. The neutrals work well for this image, and so does the wonderful plaid backing. hugs :)

Creaine said...

wow. Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

carla said...

Lovely cards.
Thank you so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.

Carla (DT)

Lynne in NI said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine! Your new die machine sounds fab, you lucky duck. What a great pressie!

Lisbeth K said...

Wow, love both of your cards!Well balanced, great colors and patterns! Thank you for joining Through The Purple Haze, good luck:)

Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
Through The Purple Haze
CT Lacy Sunshine
MiC Gal

Margreet said...

Hi Lorraine, it's obvious you like Miss Daisy Stamps☺☺. You made another gorgeoyus card with it.
Your 2nd card has a cute image ans is lovely too!
Thank you for using our sketch at Cheerful Sketches!
xxx Margreet

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