4 Oct 2015


Hi all, today my card share features a stamped image from Elisabeth Bell called 'Warm Apple Pie' she is a recent purchase for me and it was a delight to stamp her up and colour her in.  I have used Momento Tuxedo Ink then coloured with Graph It Markers and Copics, the papers are LOTV and all have been mounted onto black card, I added some ribbon and double bow, die cut flowers, gems and a stamped sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I want to thank you all for visiting my previous posts and leaving me a comment they mean a lot to me especially as I have not been around much lately.  
I seem to have lost my mojo I have even thought about giving crafting all up, unfortunately that is my depression talking, I have had a good talk to myself especially has there are some of my blogging friends who are suffering at the moment with some major problems, my heart goes out to all who are ill or just feeling low like me, I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you


Rose said...

Hi Lorraine another beautiful card. If you still enjoy crafting keep going.
Rose xx

Avril Watson said...

Super card Lorraine, love the image, your colouring, super papers and detail, hugs xxx

brenda said...

This is a real delight Lorraine, the colours are so beautifully seasonal and the gingham ribbon all adds to the warmth of the season. And I can almost smell that apple pie cooking.

I think we all have those down days and even weeks and it's often easy to make decisions that are perhaps not the right ones. Like you my mojo has been a bit lacking lately and the other day I sat in my craft room looking at all the stash and wondered at the wisdom of it all. But then I realise craft is what helps get me though so often and I am sure it's the same for you. And I for one would hate for you to stop crafting as I love to see your creations.

Chin up Lorraine and look forward to your next posting.

B x

brenda said...

And after all that babble I totally forgot to thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges, your card is of course perfect for both.

B x

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, that ribbon is just beautiful.....and I don't mind a slice of warm apple pie either lol.
hugs Jo x

Heather Carney said...

What a great card. Nice work. Thanks for joining us at WWODTC
Heather DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Lorraine I like image and your design
Kevin xx

Annette Stapylton said...

This is just so beautiful, I love it.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #04 and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" in March 2016 for all the winners from all categories from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
So hope to see you keep entering each month.
Annette DT Leader

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. Love that sweet image, so beautifully coloured and that lush bow...very pretty. hugs, Pat K xx

MiamiKel said...

I fancy, I fancy! :) I just love the smell of the apple pie and spices as it's cooking - yum! This is STUNNING, Lorraine! I love the gingham look and the red hues, and the card design - as always - fabulous!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine and I totally understand where you are coming from:( depression just took a grip of me and I've been feeling so bad it's so hard to pick yourself up but I'm slowly getting there and lots of huggles to you ...Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Chris said...

Hi Lorraine,
sorry to read that you're feeling low at the moment, depression is a horrible illness to suffer from particularly as it's a difficult thing for people to understand, just hope you feel better soon!
Your card is gorgeous as always, the image is delightful and so beautifully coloured a lovely LO and papers and I love that gingham bow!
Sending you a big hug!

Michelle said...

This is a gorgeous card Lorraine and I love how the gingham ribbon is just perfect for the patchwork background - fabulous - Michelle x

Creations by Shirl said...

LOve the fall colors and the pretty image.... Always look forward to warm apple pie during this holdiay.....The gingham ribbon is pretty!

cotnob said...

Your card is beautiful Lorraine, such a pretty image and lovely autumn colours - your bow is gorgeous.
I'm sorry you are feeling a bit low at the moment - I think it's that time of year, we know that winter is on the way and it doesn't help our mood, I hope you are soon feeling a little brighter.

Sheila said...

Lorraine! I feel for you and your lost mojo. Mine comes & goes frequently! Stick with it hun - you will feel better very soon! Great card - I have a few of those images so I must get my brain in gear and get them coloured up! Thanks for the inspiration! X

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Lorraine and such awesome colouring and layout.
I am so sorry you are feeling low sweetheart, please don't give up crafting as you have such a great talent.
I know that my crafting is helping me at the moment, except the other day I just sat looking at the blank bit of card and burst into tears as I had no idea what I was going to do with it. This was a first for me. I took a deep breath and had a good talking to myself and continued.

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,a fab image and details.xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I'd love some pie, but this delish card will do for now! What lovely colours Lorraine x

Margreet said...

Oh Lorraine, so sorry to read that you are so depressed that you are thinking about giving crafting all up...hope you won't because you are such a great artist....I always enjoy visiting your blog....love this card with your great coloring and the fantastic bow....the layout is gorgeous too.
On October 13th I'll finally show a card with one of your great gem swirls.
Wishing you all the best and happy crafting!
Dutch hugs.
xxx Margreet

Jacee said...

Such a lovely card design Lorraine, great image, Mmmmm I love apple pie, or any sort of pie for that matter, hence the waistline! love the little flowers and the lovely bow, a great card, love it!
Sorry you are feeling low Lorraine, please don't give up on your lovely cardmaking, we would all miss you here in blogland, I hope you'll soon be feeling better in yourself very soon my friend, sending extra hugs,
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine..such a sweet image, coloured beautifully and love the lush bow and your card design..so pretty. Keep your chin up and don't give up crafting. Mojo will come back, and with this beauty I think he did..take care.


bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Lorraine,I love warm apple-pie and I love your card. Beautiful coloured and the bow is a real eye-catcher. The patchwork background gives the card a cosy look. Well done and I hope you will feeling better soon. A virtual hug from me to you...Greetings Miranda


Gorgeous card Lorraine thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge '4' good luck don't you dare give up crafting would miss you so my friend
Dianne xx :)

linda said...

i would love some homemade apple pie! this is such a warm and cozy card with the patchwork background and i love the check ribbon! glad you talked yourself into continuing creating and sharing it with us at penny black and more.

Donna Ellis said...

Yummy! I'll have a piece of the pie, Lorraine! I'm sorry to hear about the depression at this time. It's really difficult to overcome, especially if medications are not available to help. Just because others suffer, doesn't mean your suffering is any less significant. Here's to better days, when things are looking brighter and feeling much more normalish! hugs, de

andree said...

Just lovely Lorraine, a fab image and great design. Love the bow too, I can never do them, try as I might!! It's very hard when the mojo disappears-I've found the best thing is to not put pressure on yourself when you're not feeling like making anything.Just have a little rest, look at the beautiful images and papers around and you'll soon find you want to make a card again xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh I hope you are feeling more cheerful soon Lorraine, you must never give up crafting it will help you along through any bad times and just think of all the crafty stash you would have to get rid of :)
A lovely card today, great image and beautiful colours.

Vicki Hutley said...

Wow what a beauty! Thank you for entering the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Michelle Windsor said...

This is beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

Stampsnob. said...

BOW tiful

the image is adorable your coloring and layout perfect............Lis

Sandy said...

Wonderful card - I want some pie!
Sandy xx

*Vicki* said...

Hi Lorraine! WOW!! Such a gorgeous design!! I love this image and your ribbons along with your design go so perfectly with the theme here!! Hope all is well with you!! Sending hugs! ;)

Carol said...

What a beautiful autumnal card Lorraine, love it. Carol x

Andrea Beecroft said...

A very sweet card here love your cute image. Thank you for sharing with us over at Wold Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

Davi said...

Just love that beautiful card my friend!! The sweet image and that checked bow are dynamite together :) You know too many would miss you, so quitting is NOT an option!! Praying you are encouraged and uplifted by all the sweet comments of ladies who love your creations! Hang in there my friend. Big hugs to you :)

Beth Brovold said...

Such a fabulous "Autumn" card...beautifully coloured and designed!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!
Take care,

Tina Goodwin said...

Beautiful card Lorranine. I love the ribbon. I am sorry you are struggling. We all lose our mojo from time to time. Please do not give something up that you love. Crafting can be such good therapy. I have heard that it sometimes helps to create in a different room than you normal would. When I am struggling with my mojo I always find lots of inspiration on Pinterest. Best of luck to you. Hugs

francesca said...

beautiful card!!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning card Lorraine, perfect for our challenge. I am loving that stamp. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Lorraine, your colouring never ceases to amaze me! Please don't even think about giving up crafting, you have too good a gift not to use it ... your mojo will come back, reckon yours is off with mine somewhere having a fab time without us ;)

Helen Haines said...

What a pretty card, love the colours and the bow. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the sweet image!! The gingham ribbon is beautiful!! Fabulous layout and design!! I've felt like giving up crafting, too when my mojo is gone. But I would miss it to much. Crafting is therapeutic, too...a great way to relieve stress and sadness. I hope your mojo returns in full force :) Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Eileen said...

A really cute image Lorraine, with great colouring and use of papers. Fabulous embellishments and layout to enhance her too. LOVE that ribbon. Thanks for playing alone with our 'Autumn Colours' challenge at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck
Eileen x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FOURTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Linette said...

This one is so pretty
Thanks for joining us at WWODT
Good luck.

Greetz Linette (DT)

alethea said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at EBW! I hope that you will join us again in our new challenge starting today!

Del said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours you have used and that fabulous ribbon tied with the most gorgeous bow. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore October - Halloween or Make A Card Challenge xx


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