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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Hi,

I've just popped on to wish all my lovely followers and blogging friends:


Have a super time over the festive season.

Thank you for all your help and support.  You've made my blogging time so much fun - getting mushy now so Off I pop the veggies are awaiting to be peeled and prepared and where are the troups - nowhere to be seen.  I shall round them up.

Lots of love Debs x

Friday, 23 December 2011

A card for Someone Special

Hi,

Well that's it - the presents were all wrapped yesterday and the food was delivered so that's me.  Whoop whoop!  I never thought I'd make it - phew.  Only the food prep tomorrow with the help of my little elves - that's the hubby and daughter ha ha!
Here's the card I made for my daughter:
What didn't I use on her card lots of fancy bits I know - White circle folded in half, dies - Nellies's multi frames (circle doily), Marianne designs snowflakes, flower - ribbon flora 3 and english rose. half a silver snowflake underneath tilda coloured with promarkers, gems and printed sentiment.  Lots of glitter too and snowflake embossing folder.  Pretty pretty for my girlie.  It was a gamble with her being 17 but she loved it.

Challenges:
Totally gorjuss challenge 111 - for someone special
Top tip tuesday challenge 65-Anything Christmas
One stop craft challenge week 162 - christmas sparkle
Sweet stampin challenge - its all sparkling - sparkle and bling
Incy wincy designs challenge 125 - circle cards
Marianne design divas challenge 6 - its christmas (Marianne designs snowflakes, flower - ribbon flora 3 and english rose .

Well that's all for now folks.... The ironing is awaiting.  Have a lovely night.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Girly Winter wishes card

Hi,

Well I have just finished the last of my Christmas Cards - whoopie!  I have never crafted so much in my life.  Here's a card I did this morning using a digi from a voucher I won at Nutcrafters challenge blog.
I used a Nutcrafter's Winter Cutie Pie digi coloured with Promarkers, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, mirror board, glitter, gems, english rose die, floral die, snowflakes die and doily die.

She's such a cutie isn't she.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 7 - winter wonderland
Sweet stampin challenge - its all sparkling - sparkle and bling
One stop craft challenge week 162 - christmas sparkle
Crafty calendar challenge cold and frosty
Do you stack up challenge 50 - winter

Back soon with another card.  Before I go can I welcome Doreen my newest follower.  A big thank you to everyone who follows me and pops by and comments from time to time I really appreciate it.


Love Debs x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Winter Wishes

Hi,

Well the old tummy is okay but still pretty breathless so what better way to take it easy than to craft - really need to finish the family xmas cards before weekend!  Here's a card I made for my Mum and her partner:

The photo is a little lop-sided - whoops.

I used: cuttlebug embossing folder, marianne designs snowflake die and doily die,mirror board, gems, ribbon and freebie paper.

Challenges:
Crimbo-crackers challenge 4 - embossing
Abc challenge - e for embossing
Papertake weekly - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Christmas blog challenge let it snow
Simply create too challenge 2 - embossing
Totally gorjuss challenge 110 let it snow

Well off I pop otherwise I'll never get going.Have a nice day everyone.

Love Debs x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Housemouse Christmas Decoupage card

Hi,

Well what a week last week was what with madly making xmas cards, visiting my Dad's on Friday to catch up with my Sister and family who were down for a friend's wedding.  I've never made so many cards..... have I finished er... no, have them all to write and a few more immediate family one's to make!  I got 3 lovely surprises on Friday from Challenge blogs I won 2 challenges with my friend door hanger at Nutcrafters and Stampin for the weekend - woo hoo and with my baby card I won at Tiddly inks with my baby stepper card - Wow!!!! Productive eh.
Here's the card I did for my Sister and brother-in-law:

I used Housemouse Christmas decoupage sheet, freebie papers, Marianne die for doily circle & snowflakes, kraft stepper card, lots of gems, shiny ribbon and a flower.

Challenges:
 Paper sundaes challenge 99 - anything christmas
Joanna sheen challenge - Christmas Wishes
Dream valley challenge 22 - christmas
One stop craft challenge week 61 - traditional christmas colours
Ces challenge 65 - traditional christmas

Well it's been a day at home today.  I was supposed to meet up with the M.E group but I've been awake most of the night coughing and spluttering and with a tummy bug so I've been resting as I'm shattered and not much go in the old body today.  At least I've had a chance to sit quietly and write a few cards.

Have a nice evening.

Love Debs x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Snowflake door hanger

Hi,

2 visits in 1 day what on earth has got into me?  Just a quick post this time.  I'd been mulling over how to do a layout of a card and then I got a lovely comment from Lou showing the door hangers she'd made and I had a light bulb moment - it doesn't happen often - and I remembered I had some from a prize I'd won so why not use them so here it is.Thanks Lou!
I used a blank door hanger, Nellie's die to decorate the circle, papers & sentiment - freebie Creative cardmaking magazine, digital stamp - freebie from Nutcrafters a while ago- coloured-promarkers, Marianne's Creatables snowflake die, gems, card candi, ribbon, buttons, bakers twine and lots of glitter too.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 6 - make christmas card or project for a friend
Stampin for the weekend challenge 21 - friends
2 sisters challenge 68 - punches and or dies (used dies)
Do you stack up - challenge 48 - ribbon or anything you can tie (bakers twine tied)
Craft your days away - challenge - 34 - buttons or bows (both)
One stop craft challenge 160 - let it snow

Christmas cards are still waiting so off I pop.

Love Debs x

Challenge 12 Midway Extra - Fetch a Sketch!

Here is my project for the Midway Extra following the Sketch from Fetch a sketch:


Remember we are we being sponsored by:



There is still time to join in the challenge the closing date is Sunday 11th December at 12 Noon.- so come on crafters show us what you can make!


I decorated a gift bag using: freebie papers from an old Creative Cardmaking mag for the backing paper and the borders and also the number 17,vintage photo distress ink of course I can't live without it and Tiddly inks digital image Kellie coloured with promarkers.

This gift bag is for my daughter's friend's birthday on the 12th December.

This is sadly my last post as Guest designer for Fetch a sketch so a big thank you to Ruth and Jenny - I have had a ball. Thank you for giving me this wonderful chance.

Challenges:
Just Tracys Crafts December Challenge - Celebration - 17th birthday
Divas by design challenge.blogspot.com 16 - anything goes
Fab n funky challenge 101 - anything goes
Charisma cardz challenge 47 - seeing spots - spotty papers
Cute card thursday - challenge 193 - its just number - 17th birthday
Hot shot craft - first challenge - use promarkers (used on digital image)
Tiddly inks challenge 74 anything goes

That's it from me for now.  Waiting for my food shopping to arrive, dusting to do and must get cracking on with my Christmas cards - aah lots to do....... Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Friday, 2 December 2011

A card for Someone Special

Hi,

I know I'd said I'd be back with a pic of my birthday goodies but where did the time go?  Here's my picture!
Lots of House mousey goodies from my crafty mum in law, Nellie die (one I hinted at), bracelet from hubby, slippers and a Special Mum plaque from my daughter , a top from my sister,  money from my Mum and my step dad, money from my Dad and a gorgeous scarf from my Dad's partner.How lucky was I.  Notice I did a picture only of crafty goodies - priorities!  Had lunch out too-yummy.

Had a great crafty day yesterday here's a card a did for my daughter's friend who's 19 tomorrow:
I used: Pre-coloured image and sentiment from 'Double Sprinkles of Kraft' cd rom (polkadoodles),freebie papers,Marianne creatables dies - flowers and swirls, papermania border, kraft card and lots of gems.

Challenges:
Totally gorjuss challenge 108 - sparkle - used lots of gems
Willow sketchie challenge - willow sketchie challenge - anything goes
Marianne design divas - sparkle and shine, used gems for the sparkle and Marianne Dies - Ribbon floral 3(swirl) & English rolled rose
Crafty purple frog challenge - for someone special
Divas by design challenge 16 - anything goes

Well that's me for today - wheelchair needs cleaning, craft room looks like a bombs dropped and washing to sort.

Have a nice evening.

Love Debs x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fetch a Sketch Challenge 12 & it's my birthday!!!!

Hi,

It's Challenge 12 already over at Fetch a sketch.  See sketch to follow below:



We are being sponsored by:






Here's my card for this week's challenge:


I used: Kraft Stepper base card, papers-Whiff of Joy, Sleep Tight Baby Tiddly Inks Digital stamp- coloured with promarkers and used a distress ink, ribbon, bunting digital stamp, sentiment - SWALK stamps, card candi, glitter and kraft card for matting and layering.

Challenges:

Tiddly inks challenge 74 anything goes
Moving along with the times challenge ribbons and bows
I love promarkers challenge 93 anything goes
Dream valley challenge 21 sparkle on the stars
Totally gorjuss challenge 108 sparkle on the stars
Pennys challenge 67 - tie something on - a bow tied on the ribbon

Please head over to the Fetch a sketch challenge blog to see Ruth and Jenny's amazing creations.

Had a lovely time at the N.E.C with hubby and the mouse was caught thank goodness.  Yet when we came downstairs yesterday morning and another one was caught in the trap dancing round the kitchen, needless to say I stayed out of the way while Shamus disposed of it. Yuk!!  The traps are staying for the time being until we're sure they've gone.  I haven't done a lot of crafting due to being so tired and feeling a little ropey since we got back.  Hopefully get cracking this week.

Well another year older today.  Big 40 next year!!!!!!! I'll be back later with a pic of my goodies.  Am so spoilt!

Have a lovely day.

Love Debs x

Monday, 21 November 2011

Challenge 11 Midway Extra - Fetch a Sketch

Morning,

Here is my card for Midway Extra following the Sketch from Fetch a sketch:

I used a star template,  kraft card for base, Wild Rose Studio Paper pack, Marianne Creatables die, ribbon, card candi, sentiment stamp, image-A cute little fairy with her wand from our sponsor The digi garden coloured with promarkers and glitter.

So why don't you join us over at Fetch a sketch.  Remember the winner of challenge 11 wins 5 digi's from The digi garden.
Challenges:
Trimmies craft challenge 129 stars in your eyes
Flutterby wednesdays - open challenge (used a fairy)
Paperplay challenge 46 - shaped card
Christmas blog challenge - awwwwwwwwwwwwww what cutie - any cute xmas image.
2 sisters challengege 66 let it sparkle

Well I am off to pack  as I'm away for the night at Birmingham ready to visit the N.E.C. tomorrow for the motorbike show.  We had an unwelcome guest in the night - a mouse.  We were woken to my daughter screaming as there was a mouse in her room.  I thought someone had got in the house - what a fright.  I've never shot out of bed so fast.  It is now in the kitchen somewhere so hubby has just gone out to get some mouse traps - eek!  Hopefully it's gone back outside!

I have just found out that I won the challenge over at Jellypark challenges
with my Non traditional Christmas colours card.  I've won a free digi - whoopie! Really pleased.  I also found out that I came in the Top 3 with my Autumn card at Get funky and craft challenge.  How lucky am I. 

See you soon.  Hopefully there won't be anymore dramas or mices!

Love Debs x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Card or project for a child!

Hi,

I was feeling brave on Tuesday and decided to try and make a cone for sweeties as a different little gift for a child.It worked out okay I think.  Now I've tackled the ironing pile today and left a few bits for my daughter to do - got to train them young you know! She likes ironing bless her - like to get her to earn her pocket money - never did me any harm. She's a brilliant help to me I'm so lucky.
I used a the beautiful Angel digital stamp from Nutcrafters challenge blog - fab freebie, coloured with promarkers and glittered. Freebie papers and silver mirror board and star peel offs.Really fun project.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 5 christmas card or project for a child using a Nutcrafters image
Creatalicious challenge 28 - for Christmas and make sure it sparkles.
Sparkles forum christmas challenge 10 - angels
Abc challenge - d for dazzle
Crimbo crackers challenge 2 make it sparkle

Trying to take it easy today as I'm going Christmas Shopping with my daughter tomorrow - it has to be done.  It'll be an early start as I can't stand crowds when I'm in my wheelchair.  I start flipping out and getting hassled.  Hoping to do the rest on the internet.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Non Traditional Christmas colours

Hi,

Well it's been a busy day - crafting mainly, then felt abit guilty and thought I'd better do a bit of ironing when I'd finished crafting of course!  It has to be done.  At least I'm all prepared for the class tomorrow.  Even though it's a healthy eating class we are making some table decorations so |I've been making a lantern - blast from my child hood or what and have been collecting odds and ends for them to do place mats etc.  The tutor I work with has been madly collecting items too so it'll be a fun morning before we cook lunch.  I've made a Christmas card in non traditional colours for a change so lots of pinks etc...The mirror board produced a bit of a glare on the photo I'm afraid.
I used a shaped card, Jellypark digital stamp - snowball girl-coloured with promarkers, freebie papers, mirror board, sentiment, snowflake peel offs, pearls, polar flowersoft, glitter for snowflakes and lilac spotted buttons.

Really fun to make.

Challenges:
Jellypark challenges - non traditional christmas colors
By the cute and girly - november christmas girls
Crafty calendar challenge - winter wardrobe
Bunny zoes crafts challenge 18 - anything christmas - winter wardrobe
My mums craft shop challenge 31 - sugar and spice

Back soon.

Love Debs x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Fetch a Skech Challenge 11

Hi,

This is my first offering as a Guest designer for Fetch a sketch, as well as my first time at doing any designing, I am so pleased.  A big thank you to Ruth and Jenny.

It's Challenge 11 time and here is the sketch to follow designed by Ruth.
Great sketch! Here's my project.


 The Sponsors this fortnight are:



I've used Super Hero Micky from The digi garden, great images.

For my star box I used: template and backing paper - My Craft Studio Encylopedia cdrom,image as above coloured with promarkers, stars from my stash, made my own banner with card and added alphabet tiles from Funky Hand sheet.

So without further ado pop over to Fetch a sketch and see what Ruth and Jenny have created.

Challenges:
Kraftin kimmie stamps - challenge 104 - make it masculine
Squiggle stamps - anything but card
Paper sundaes - challenge 95 - digital images

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

A Sketch from Fetch a Sketch!

Hi,

Now that title is a real mouthful.  I started this card last night and finished it off today.  I had a right good play with some new Papermania 12 by 12 kraft card sheets from The Glitterpot.  It is fab.  If you ever need craft goodies quickly they are fab - received it next day.  I've been using my Marianne designs dies - discovered how to emboss with them too last night - Abit slow I know.  Really chuffed I can do that now.  My distress ink pad has been out too. Here's the sketch I followed fromFetch a sketch challenge blog.
And now my card:
Quite different for me.
I used: Kraft card-card base, flower etc, marianne dies, Funky Hand leaf paper - Freebie paper, digi image Funkyhand Papercraft factory cdrom(coloured with pencils & promarkers), ribbon, vintage photo distress ink and sentiment from another freebie sheet. My card fitted quite a few challenges this time.

Challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 10 - follow sketch
Get funky and craft - Autumn challenge - use 1 Funky Hand product
Marianne design divas - dying to diecut - Get your dies out
Incy wincy designs - challenge 119 - stitching
Kaboodle doodles - challenge 92 - colors of fall
Totally papercrafts - challenge 91 - stitch it
Sparkles forum challenges - challenge 24 autumn

Well I've got leek & potato soup and tomato soup cooking on the hob from scratch so hopefully one of them will settle my upset stomach.  Hope they taste good. Also some more news I came in the top 3 with my halloween sweetie bag at Nutcrafters challenge blog and I won Christmas Crafting with my xmas card - wild rose papers and image - whoopee!  Have a lovely night.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fireworks card!

Hi,

I know it's a bit late, but better late than never! This has to be a quick post as I need to get cracking on the dinner - it's pasta night!  I've made a good dent in my ironing pile from while I was away, done some washing and flicked a duster around so thought I deserved a little bit of crafting!
So here's my bonfire card:
I used a freebie from Nutcrafters challenge blog  isn't it sweet! Firework background card- C & C, red card, Forever friends sentiment, red star & silver star from my stash, glitter, red beads-polkadoodles.
Hope you like it.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 4 bonfire party - use freebie
Daisy doodles creative challenge 46 - Anything goes with a digi
My partner in crafting crime - challenge 35 - use freebie
Heart song inspirations challenge 23 - anything goes

Bye for now.

Debs x

Monday, 7 November 2011

It's my 18th Wedding Anniversary!

Hi all,

It's taken me since Thursday to get back in the swing of things. It was my 18th wedding anniversary - 18 years wow!! I went to get started in my dining come craft room and saw a plastic bag on the table, I thought it was my rubbish bag but it was heavy - some lovely chocs and great border stamps from my special man - how sweet!  Very crafty! I had a lovely crafty day though, I only made one card but at least I achieved something and I was having a nice play with my stamps.  I'm really pleased with how it has turned out, it took a few goes to get the bird in the cage - needed a few practice runs but isn't that part of the fun of crafting. Without further ado here it is:



2 pics as I don't know which I prefer.  The black background I think!

I used: Craftwork cards shaped card, Kanban stamps used on the background paper, sentiment and birdcage as well as the flowers. die cut flowers, polka dot ribbon & gems.

Challenges:

Creative craft challenge 2 - fancy edges
Tuesday taggers - unusual shaped card
Truly scrumptious challenge 69 - bingo time - gems,flowers, die cut flower shape.
2 sisters challenge 64 - ribbon
Allsorts challenge week 128 - anything but square

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

I'm Home!!

Hi,

I've back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to Scotland last Thursday to spend some quality time with my Mum and Sister.  My Mum's been really poorly and still is. I was desperate to see how she was doing.  It put my mind at rest seeing her and we had a lovely 4 full days relaxing, plenty of catching up time and seeing my sister too which was great.  Anyway needless to say it's lovely to be home - hubby and daughter have kept the house spotless and done lots of washing bless them.  I got back this afternoon so I haven't fallen off the end of the earth and will be popping by and blogging soon. Hope you're all well.  I'm chomping at the bit to get crafting......

Love Debs x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Fetch a Sketch - Happy Halloween card

Hi,

Now I have to be speady with my post tonight as Strictly has started - the high life I know it used to be clubbing till 3 in the morning now I'm lucky if I stay up past 10........ My daughter just calls us boring!
I've used 2 free digital stamps that the talented Emma very kindly gave to her followers from her new design collection that she is working on. She is one talented lady so please pop over and see her work.  I also followed the latest Sketch at Fetch a sketch.

I used: Emma's witchie & sentiment digistamps - coloured with pencils, promarkers & sakura pens. Papermania star paper, orange paper from stash,punch - rosette, gold card candi. This is my first attempt doing faux stitching too.

Challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 9 - sketch
divas by design challenge 13 - something spooky
Card makin mamas challenge 31 - halloween
ABC DT October challenge - pumpkins

Have a great weekend.

Love Debs x

Friday, 21 October 2011

Halloween sweetie bag.

Hi,

I meant to post again yesterday - whoops!  Where does the time go. I've been trying to tidy out my cupboards upstairs today - why do we hoard things? At least I've made a start but there is so much clutter to sort out. A bit at a time I guess.  Thought I'd have a rest in between jobs and do a little blogging.

I've made a sweetie bag for halloween with a great digi image from Nutcrafters Challenge blog. It's a fab image.  Beautiful to colour.
  I used a square card bag, half a shaped card blank, Nutcrafter's digi stamp, promarkers and pencils to colour, card candi coloured with promarkers and of course the main ingredient - sweeties(yummy jelly beans).So far they are still in the bag for how long who knows!

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 3 - happy halloween
Abc challenge - b for boo.
hooked on craft challenges 10 - Something Spooky
Papertake weekly - spooooooky hues
Magical monday challenge - halloween.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Very Pink card!

Morning,

Wow, was it cold this morning - brrr..... Hubby broke down so I had to shoot out the door and take my daughter to the hairdressers.  So much for a quiet morning.  Can't be helped though, at least it was in the village - power steering went - the joys! Anyway I've done a very pink card today for a little girl.

I took two pictures as I wasn't sure which was the best.
I used: Jelly park butterfly digi image coloured with promarkers, glitter. Funky hand papers, pink card, sentiment, card candi, pink ribbon and bow with a rose.
Challenges:
Jelly park challenge - add pink and ribbon for breast cancer
I love promarker challenge 88 - aint it cute
Kaboodle doodles challenge 89 - squares or inchies
Incy wincy designs challenge 116 - recycle - Recycled bow & rose and sentiment
Flutterby wednesdays - open challenge -used butterfly fairy image

Back soon with another card.Need to do a few jobs first.

Debs x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Milton & co Christmas card

Happy Sunday to you,

I am having a nice steady day today after my wash-a-thon and garden-a-thon over the last two days.Loved the gardening not so much the in and out with the washing.  Don't get me wrong I don't mind washing but when it's rushing to catch the good weather after 3 or 4 loads a day it wears abit thin.  I had a go with my new freebie paper pack curtesy of Papercraft Essentials magazine.  It's a Milton & co Christmas paper pack that has 3 sheets of coloured images.  Love it.
I used blue card - base card and matting and layering, image and red paper from paperpack, used cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, paper from my minds eye paper pack, snowflake dye (marianne creatables), silver card candi and sentiment from stash.  I was inspired to do this card as it's the ................Wild rose studio blog hop

You need to do a christmas card then do the blog hop.

Challenges:
wild rose studio blog hop - Christmas card or creation
Christmas blog challenge - winter wonderland - robin redbreast
Christmas crafting challenge 4 - little robin red breast
Sparkles forum christmas challenge - christmas songs - Little Red Robin by Jackie O'Grady (2010 xmas song)
My mums craft shop challenges 27 - remind you of a song - When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along by Doris Day)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I didn't realise Doris day sang - When the red red robin ............. You learn something new every day.  A little news I came in the top 3 with my daughter word book with Get funky and craft challenge blog - woo hoo!

Love Debs x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Daughter Easel card

Hi,

Forgot to add my daughter's card to my last post so this will be a real quickie.Here it is:
I used: Polkadoodles cdrom - double sprinkles of kraft (for the papers, I made the topper in my craft studio, sentiment topper), die cut flowers glittered and craftwork cards card candi.

Challenges:
Papertake weekly - get in shape, 3 different shapes
Cutie pie challenge-bingo board - flowers, 2 patterned papers, glitter
Polkadoodle week 40 challenge -handmade flowers
Paper sundaes challenge 90 - favorite colour combination - pink and brown

Bye for now.

Debs x

My first ATC card - Thank you

Hi all,

Wow what a beautiful day it's been, the trouble is I go around like a maniac getting the washing out - 2 loads - that was all I could fit on my whirlie.  Then it was a trip to my mum in laws for a cuppa and stop off for two smoke alarms as my ones that run via electricity decided to have a beeping competition all night.  So I have got back up in case they are not working.  Sound out the noise out hubby says - yeah course I can and why didn't you wake me........ Then this afternoon I spent an hour in the front garden weeding and having a chat with the neighbours.  Who knows how long this nice weather will last - apparently just tomorrow.

Anyway I saw a challenge over at Moving along with the times to do an ATC so I had a little dabble last night.  Not quite sure about it but the image is cute and any excuse to play with my promarkers and distress inks!
I had so much trouble with my camera so used my mobile instead.

I used: A squiggle stamps digi image-Gothtoyz, thank you stamp, promarkers and vintage photo distress ink.

Challenges:
Squiggle stamps challenge - thank you
Moving along with the times challenge 120 - atc
Truly Scrumptious challenges 67 - distressing
Incy wincy designs - being thankful
ATC challenges - Anything Girlie or Anything Goes

Don't forget to pop over to By the cute and girly challenge blog to join in with their 2nd birthday challenge.  Great challenge and lots of fab prizes.


Love Debs x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Daughter word book

Hi all,

Quick post tonight after my mammoth one yesterday.  I am running a nice hot bath to soak away the day.  I was back to my Voluntary class today and we had a lovely bolognaise and a couple of us made chocolate muffins with custard. They came out a funny shape but were gorgeous.  Hope you've had a good day even if the weather is dull and wet.  Here's my word book:
Not a great picture but it's so long.  I used: I think it was my funky wordbook by Funky Hand and used lots of stickers,gems and tags from my stash. The inside is decorated with matching papers and photos of myself and my hubby and Shannen from really young to now.  It's a lovely memory book too to keep and look back at in years to come.
Challenges:
Get funky and craft - birthday time
By the cute and girly - 2nd year birthday challenge - anything goes
Just tracys crafts challenge - anything goes
Hooked on craft challenge 9 - anything but a card

I am doing my very first guest designer spot in November with Fetch a sketch.  Really excited and honoured.  I found out on Monday that I had won their challenge 7- woo hoo! I also won the Jellypark challenge with my stepper card. I got a £10 voucher to spend in their online shop, so I have ordered some digi's.I also won the Incy Wincy designs challenge with the same card and have chosen 3 digi's from Karen's Doodles. Must have been my lucky card.  Really chuffed.

See you soon.

Debs x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sketch by Fetch a Sketch!

Hi all,

I have a had a busy few days getting last minute little bits for my baby girl's 17th birthday which was yesterday.17 - wow!!!!!!!  So Friday was spent tidying up and getting my daughter to help with a few chores, Saturday was shopping - am, manic cardmaking for my Mum in laws birthday, my Sister dropped in for a quick hello as she is down with her family for a few days from bonnie Scotland and I was cooking for my mum in law.  Sunday was a less hectic day - out for lunch with with my Sis and her family which was nice, then wrapping pressies.Yesterday was an eary start for my daughter's birthday - present opening, before she had to rush off to college then a nice morning spent with my Sister shopping - yes, I was being spoilt by my Mum and Sis, even though Mum isn't down here she left orders with my Sister to treat me - new clothes.  I never got my card out quick enough to pay.  Good latte and muffin from a well known coffee shop too- yummy! I then came home for a rest and we had to pick my daughter up from Hull Fair at 7:15 where she'd been with my Sister etc.... It's too busy for me in the wheelchair.  Got some brandy snap though.  So today was a relaxing day once the Shopping had been delivered so I could craft. This is my second draft of this card and I'm still not convinced it's okay!  Here goes:
I used papers from Funky hand cd, chipboard flower shape, image from Nutcrafters challenge blog - freebie - coloured with sakura pens and promarkers, glittered flowers - english rolled rose die & marianne designs flower die,  ribbon and sentiment and pink mirror board.


 Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 2 - think pink & use Nutcrafters digi
Fetch a sketch challenge 8 - sketch
Cute card thursday - challenge 185 Time for cake
Cutie pie challenge 2 - bingo board - Glitter, 2 patterened papers, flowers
Marianne design divas.- bloom and grow

Well folks I'd best go and tidy up the old craft room as it's a tip. No dinner to cook tonight as we are treating my daughter to a takeaway then belated birthday cake as she was too busy to have any yesterday. 
Have a lovely night.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Lily of the Valley Girlie Card

Hi,

Well it's been an early start for me today, I had to follow my hubby to the garage to drop off his car for an M.O.T. then we were going to pop to Selby for a cuppa and a look around but the car isn't going to be ready until 3 which is rather a long time to be out and about so we decided to come home instead.  Which suits me as I can get some crafting done. Here's a card I made to cheer my Mum up when she was in hospital for a biopsy.
I used a LOTV stamp and coloured with promarkers, kanban cdrom for backing paper, Kanban poppy stamp,  Kanban stamped sentiment, creatables scalloped die.

Challenges:
Ideas to inspire - world cardmaking day challenge - favourite lotv card or a new card ( mine's a new card)
By the cute and girly september challenge - all things bright & beautiful
Crafts 4 eternity - random recipe - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend challenge 17- what a cutie
Ces challenge 56 - totally gorjuss/pretty girls

Off I pop.  Have a lovely day.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Jellypark Craft Basket digi - Stepper card

Hi,

I decided to have a go at a stepper card again, it's been a while.  I've used a great digi from Jellypark challenges that they created to celebrate World Cardmaking Day which was yesterday.  I thought it would make a great card for my daughter to give her Nana as she is an avid cardmaker.  So here it is:

I used gold mirror board, Craft basket digi coloured with promarkers, coluring pencils and  sakura gel pens.Sentiment printed from the computer, buttons, ribbons and gems.
Challenges:
Jellypark challenge using the craft basket digi
2 Sisters challenge 59 - fancy folds
Incy wincy designs - fancy folds
abc challenge - anything goes

Well the shopping won't order itself  and the washing needs bringing in so I'd better get cracking.  A woman's work is never done!!!!!

Just remembered I forgot to tell you that I came 2nd in the Polkadoodles whiteout challenge and I made the Top 3 at the Nutcrafters challenge.  I 'm really pleased. 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Love Debs x

Friday, 30 September 2011

The Cutie Pie Challenge Sketch

Hi,

I made this card yesterday but I just couldn't get a good photograph last night so that was my first job of the day.  I followed the sketch for the very first challenge over at Cutie pie challenge blog. and made an easel card.


I used:Papers and sentiment  from My minds eye freebie calendar which were autumn colours, copper mirror card, Squiggle Stamps digi stamp -Raggy Pony coloured with promarkers, peach ribbon, orange buttons and english rose die that I just can't stop using.
It's a real girly card and I had a ball making it.

Challenges:
Cutie pie challenge 1-sketch
Squiggle stamp - autumnal colours
One stop craft challenge week 150 - easel cards
Pennys Paper challenges 63 - anything goes
Creative card crew - easel card
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge - fall and or fancy folds

Have to go as Polkadoodles crafting is on creative and craft, and my ironing is calling me. Before I go can I just say welcome to my new followers and thank you for following my blog. I really appreciate the comments from everyone. Have a lovely day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fetch a Sketch Challenge 7

Hi,

I've been beavering away again today seeing as I couldn't go to my Voluntary work. I've made 2 cards which I need to take pictures of still and decorated a gift bag and tag for the latest Fetch a sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch I followed :
Here's my decorated bag and tag:
I used an old gift bag (yes I was recycling again), some glitter paper for the top of the bag, ribbon, bakers twine and snowflake die and the same again for my gift tag. Hope it's okay. the picture of the bag seems a little muted at the right but it's like brand new in the flesh....

Challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 7 - follow the sketch.
ces challenge 55 - recycle - bag is recycled.
Sparkles forum challenge 21 - something that sparkles.

That's all for today.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Autumn card!

Hi,

I know I'm on a roll... When I was commenting last night I popped over to Jacqui's blog which is called poodles doodles. and she was showing a super autumn freebie from Nutcrafters challenge blog and decided to play with it this morning. It's so cute. So a big thank you to Jacqui.Why not pop over and see her amazing creations as well as Nutcrafters which is a new challenge blog.  Here's a couple of photo's of my card:

I thought I'd make an aperture card for a change and used my Marianne Creatables square stitching die for the aperture shape and for the image. I also used: the image is a freebie from Nutcrafters, leaf backing paper for the inside of the card and for the leaves on the front - My craft studio winter wonderland cdrom, I used a leaf die from my Marianne Creatables english rose, mirror board and promarkers to colour.I nearly forgot I also used my walnut stain distress ink to blend around the card and the image background.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 1 - autumns in air
Crafts 4 eternity challenge 38 - Autumn days
Paperplay challenges week 38 - autumn leaves
Crafty purple frog challenges - fall into fall
Penny's challenges - challenge 62 - fall
Do you stack up - challenge 38 - duo (my duo is the two girls)

Back soon.

Love Debs x