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Monday, 1 April 2019

Feature a Creature

 Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Helen has chosen the theme :
'Feature a Creature'
I used my Crafts Too John Lockwood embossing & die cut folder, crafters companion snowflake border die, the rest was from my stash.
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:
Thank you for popping by to see me. I love to see what you've written to me.

Hugs Debbie xxx

Friday, 1 March 2019

A Vintage Christmas

 Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Joan has chosen the theme :
'A Vintage Christmas card'
I used a Hunkydory topper & sentiment, paper from my stash and my new hunkydory die(Hunkydory Crafts -Moonstone dies laced with love)
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:

Thank you for popping by to see me. 

Hugs Debbie xxx


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Hunkydory Products Review

Hi all,
Here is a review of a couple more Hunkydory products. Both very useful too.
I have to say Hunkydory has done it again on quality products.
I was keen to try both the Moonstone dies and the 3 in 1 die brush.
The dies are reasonably priced, sturdy, easy to use and so detailed. The packaging is easy to cut so that the die can go back in it to be stored safely. They performed beautifully too. I have an electronic die cutter so had to put them through only once or twice with a heavier weight of card stock such as the Adorable Scorable card.

The 3 in 1 die is good value for money for under £10. Bearing in mind I've never used one of these tools before,  it was so easy to use. It brushed the majority of the pieces out of the card and die. The needle which is like a pokey tool gets rid of the rest. It is lightweight, easy to use and ergonomic. The spatula lifts the card out of the die too as advertised. 
I would recommend these dies and tools to anyone.
Here are 2 cards using both items:



Thanks for popping by and seeing me.
Hugs Debbie xx

Hunkydory Magazine Review

Hi all,
I'm blogging today about the magazine - Crafting with Hunkydory - Issue-45. I was asked earlier this month to do a review of it and some of their products which I was excited to do. 
Good points:
Quality glossy magazine at a reasonable price, easy to read, interesting, useful tutorials using the free products in the magazine as well as showing past/new product releases. The step by step tutorials are inspiring  and encourage a beginner as well as an experienced crafter to try different techniques. 

The Paper crafting kit is excellent quality and there is nothing I wouldn't use. I loved the die 'Sending you love', it gives a clean, crisp cut. Been a quality die I fully expect it to last well and provide many more cuts. The free stamp set stamps beautifully too. There are no short cuts on quality with these items. All packaging is of great quality too and stores the dies and stamps etc after each use.

Bad points:
I found no bad points to report for this edition of the magazine or for the free gift enclosed. 

I would definitely buy this magazine again as it is under £10 and well worth it.
Here are some cards that I created with the free gifts:


I used a Hunkydory stepper card blank and a card blank that I had in my stash.
This is my honest opinion.

Thanks for popping by to see me and for your lovely comments.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello,
How are we all today? 
It's been a beautiful sunny day here in East Riding of Yorkshire.
Hope you're all having a nice Valentine's Day if you celebrate it. 
Here's a card I made yesterday - last minute as always - for my lovely hubby.
Challenges:

Thank you for popping by my blog. I appreciate each and everyone of you. 
Big hugs
Debbie xxx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Poinsettia time

                                               Morning all,
Can you believe it's February already.....????
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Angela has chosen the theme :
'Poinsettia'
So out came my dies and a die cut background my lovely friends Sheila & Tom gave me. My Poinsettia plant is surviving still so a perfect background for my card.
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:
Thank you for all your lovely comments 

Hugs Debbie xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Add some Sparkle

Morning all,
Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Years Eve.
'Happy New Year!!!!'
Hope it's a happy and healthy 2019 for you all xxx
Anyway there is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Jane has chosen the theme :
'Add some sparkle'
So lets get the glitter out....
Everything I've used were either given to me or a freebie, nice to use some of my stash.

Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in with us. It's one way to get organised for next Christmas even if it does sound too soon, it is worth it. 
A big warm welcome to our new DT members..'Welcome ladies' xx
Challenges:
Thank you for all your lovely comments and lovely support last year. I do try to get around you to see your creations when i can.
Have a great New Years Day whatever you're up to.
Hugs
Debbie xxx