Welcome our guest Lorraine

Hi, my name is Lorraine Collett and I live in the East of England.
I am a 49 year old mother of two grown up daughters and have a very supportive husband who understands my crafty obsession.
I have been creating cards for friends and family for about eight years now but have only been colouring my own images since starting my blog about a year ago.
I discovered lots of challenge blogs out there and started buying digital images to colour for my card entries to these challenges. One of the first companies I bought from was Sugar Nellie,
their images are so cute and sweet and they really appealed to me.
I was so excited to be asked to do a GDT spot here at Sugar Nellie after entering their recent competition and have really enjoyed working with the images that I was given to play with.

I started with this beautiful Geisha image and decided to move away from the traditional Oriental colours of red, black and gold and use this, more floral inspired combination instead.
7” x 7” card blank
‘Geisha’ image – Funky Kits Shop
Digital papers
Papermania Oriental Stamps
Beads and findings from stash
I matted the image on several layers of coloured card to match the matting on the background and tie it all together.
The Oriental symbols are from a Papermania stamp set that I have stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and made a type of scroll by rolling
up the two ends and placing a hanging bead arrangement from it to match the decoration in the Geisha’s hair.
My second project...

...is an altered box.
I was given the image ‘Love Letters’ to play with and thought about creating a keepsake box to hold precious memories and letters, maybe from a loved one.
Kraft box
‘Love Letters’ Image – Funky Kits Shop
My Minds Eye papers ‘Adventure’
Recollections Dimensional letters
White Satin Ribbon
Gemstone brad
Spellbinders die – Floral Ovals
Sue Wilson die – Faux Quilled Leaves
La La Land Crafts die – Filigree Corner
Wooden ‘Memories’ buckle
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
This image was so much fun to colour.
I cut it out and mounted it in the Spellbinders Floral frame and inked and glittered around the edges.
All the design papers were also inked on the edges and layered up to make panels for covering the box.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed creating with these lovely images and I would like to thank Karen and the Design Team for inviting me to join them in this guest spot.
Thank you for welcoming me here today,




Beautiful makes Lorraine and fabulous colouring on both. Hugs Janine (SN DT) x

Annette said...

Beautiful cards. I always love Lorraine's work. It's stunning.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely makes Lorraine x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous creations Lorraine, fab colouring on both your sweet images. Carolxx

Amandah said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Lorraine. Such talent.
Changing the colours with the Geisha girl, from the traditional, worked really well.
Purple is my fav colour, especially in Nail polishes.