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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Mother's day card

Hi,
Made a card for my Mum yesterday but didn't get time to post it on my blog yesterday so here it is.  Why is it that we know that a special day is coming up but we can't decide what to make until the last minute then whoosh we can't stop!  This happens alot to me. Thought I'd do a quick post before I pop out to post it.
Haven't done an A5 card for a while.  I've used red card -base card, matted and layed poppy image from My Craft Studio cd rom onto black card, added a verse via My Craft Studio, decoupaged the poppies and glittered them.I also used a couple of green gems and added an insert.My Mum loves poppies so I hope she likes it.  Well better go now.I'll be back soon. Enjoy the rest of your day.  Love Debs x

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Crafty Sentiments challenge

Hi,
Here's a card I thought I'd enter for the Crafty Sentiments challenge.  They provided this cute image to use.Isn't Amy so sweet.
I used gold mirror board, Amy digi image,promarkers to colour her in, Papers from 6x6 mini deck - easth love paper pad, ribbon, buttons, gems and a Thank you sentiment.
Hope it's okay.Just couldn't resist using this image.I don't usually post at this time but needs must.  Well off I pop otherwise my other half will think I've got lost.
Take care.
Debs x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Friday Sketchers & LOTV challenge,

Hi,

The papers and this LOTV cute square has been sat on my to do pile for a few weeks waiting for a good sketch to bring it all together.  I am entering this at  Friday Sketchers  below is the sketch that had to be followed:
I am also entering this card to Lili of the Valley Thursday challenge.  The theme is punch it, so you can use any punches on your project.  The middle of the two big flowers is brown, it looks more gold on the photo.  Also the sentiment says Remember but it's not shown up very well.
What did I use:
Spotty and stripedpaper and (creative card making freebie, Whiff of joy paper pack(crosses paper),
3 paper flowers, buttons, die cut flower, die cut corner,
Fiskars flower border punch, tiny flower puch,
ribbon,
cream card, gold mirror board,
LOTV Time for tea cute square,
Papermania Sentiment.

I nearly forgot my news, I entered last months Get Funky challenge and was a runner up hence the fab blinkie on my sidebar.  Really pleased.  I've had a nice few hours crafting today which makes a nice change for a Saturday.  Trying hard to be good and not overdoing things - not sure how long it'll last!! Have a fab weekend.  Thanks for popping by.

Debs x

Thursday, 24 March 2011

I'm back!!!!!!!!! Crafters Companion blog challenge too.

Hi all,

Thank you for the kind comments that were left over the last few days. Your thoughts were greatly appreciated.  All went well thank goodness and time for some crafting therapy.  Can I also say how generous crafters are!  I recently saw some mini rolled roses on a crafter's blog and asked how I could get hold of the die for them.  She got back in touch but unfortunately they were out of stock, when Jane realised this I got a lovely card and some mini rolled die cut roses in various different colours.  How kind was that.  I was so touched.  Check out Jane's blog at http://milliesmarvels.blogspot.com she's a very talented crafter.  Thank you again Jane, it made my day.

Anyway onto my challenge card for Crafters Companion monthly challenge 

The theme is EASTER!

I used: Yellow card bland, purple card for matting and layering,
Swalk 2 cd-rom -backing paper,
Yellow card embossed with a flower folder-cuttlebug,
Swalk 2 stamp - friends
flower, gold ribbon, button and sentiment from my stash.

That's it for today as I have trashed my dining room/craft room with craft stuff so I need to tidy it up.  Hope you're all well.

Debs x




















Saturday, 19 March 2011

Happy Saturday

Hi,

What a beautiful day it is.  No card to share today I'm afraid...  I've not been around much the last few days as I've been preparing for going away today.  Where does all the washing come from.  I'm going up to the Yorkshire Moors area as it's the spreading of my Auntie's ashes tomorrow who sadly passed away in December from cancer.  So I'm heading there with my Mum and meeting up with family members today.  I'm leaving my hubby and daughter at home so they'll get some peace from me. 

Have a lovely weekend - hope the weather stays nice and sunny and I'll be back to normal next week.Take care.

Debs x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Another challenge! Just Magnolia and Bunnyzoecrafts challenges

Hi,

Just a quick post tonight to enter my card in two challenges - Bunny Zoes Crafts challenge blog and Just Magnolia & hAnglar&Stranglar Challenge blog.  The sketch I used is from the Just Magnolia, the sketch is by Bev.

What did I use:
Cream 6" square card blank,
Curio paper pad-backing sheet,
Marianne creatables flower dies-big flower made with die.
Nellies multi frames die - small flowers made with small die, circle cut with these too and embossed with birds and flourishes cuttlebug folder,
Adhesive gems,
Tilda with a christmas ribbon, glitter applied with a sakura pen,
Hunkydory sentiment,
Anita's brown ribbon,

Hope you're all well.Take care.

Debs x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Friday Sketchers & LOTV challenge

Hi all,

Gosh it's been a week since I last blogged-whoops.Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who left some lovely comments-wishing my back and legs better soon.Very heart-warming.  It was just my M.E playing up and a bad back due to sitting in the wheelchair, thankfully physio is helping and I'm getting some better support for my back from the wonderful staff at Hull wheelchair services who I visited last Thursday.  Anyway onwards and upwards.  I've eventually got around to doing another card which I'm entering into Friday Sketchers and LOTV challenge. 
This is the sketch for the Friday Sketchers blog challenge and for the LOTV challenge you have to use a LOTV image as well as flowers.

What did I use:
Cream 6" card blank,
Papermania Elegance A4 paper pack
Flowers-Marianne design creatables flower die and swirl
LOTV cute square-Love and romance,
Polka doodle ribbon
Gold gems.

Well that's it for now.  Bit of ironing to do and then it's teatime.  A woman's work is never done.Had a lovely crafty couple of hours so I can't complain.
Enjoy what's left of your Sunday.

Debs x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Thank you card

Wow, my third post of the week, must have a temperature.  Probably need a lay down......  Seriously I needed to make a quick Thank you card for my daughter to give to someone.  I decided to use my vintage tilda stamp and tie it in with a couple of challenges.  Also used some of my homemade flowers which matched the colour scheme.
Quite enjoy making them.
 I used:
Cream pearlescent card blank,
Bronze & orange card for matting & layering,
Vintage Tilda stamp,
Papers-Mini deck, earth love-cosmo cricket,
flowers-my craft studio,
gold ribbon,
Nellies multi frame die.
Thank you stamp

I'm entering these into the following challenges: Friday Sketchers blog and http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com.

Thanks for popping by.  Enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Debs x

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Funkyhand and MovingAlong with the times challenges

Hi,

I made this card a couple of days ago but am only just getting around to putting it on today.  Had Physio yesterday for my back and legs, so body just wanted to rest when I got home.  Strict orders from hubby too to behave.  I have to be good sometimes.  I wanted to use one of my LOTV Love and Romance cute squares so here it is.

I made my first flowers, thought it was worth a play, very theraputic really.  Hope you like them.  I just printed them from My craft studio-papercraft cd rom, cut them out and curled them.
What did I use:
Pink card stock, black cardstock for matting and layering.
LOTV cute square,
Funky hand papers,
Pink buttons from my stash
2 handmade flowers
3 heart gems from stash.

I'm entering these in the following challenges http://getfunkyandcraft.blogspot.com - you need one funky hand product and include a heart on your project and http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com - anniversary theme.
Have a lovely weekend. See you soon.
Debs x