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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Thank you cards

Hi all,
Here I am with a few thank you card ideas, which come in really handy all through the year especially just after Christmas. It's so nice to receive a little thank you card.

So what did I use: 3 A4 sheets of papers from the 'In Sympathy' collection from 'Wishes and Kisses Cdrom' scissors and glue
To create the sentiments from the cdrom I picked a paper, sent it to the workspace, clicked templates, dragged sentiment panels over, clicked writer and typed in 'thank you'. You can alter the font and size, click view, drag it to where you want it to go then print it off. For the other two sheets I just printed them off.  It's as easy as that...

I made 3 cards:
 

1st card - I cut a couple of panels, matted and layered onto black thin card, cut some flowers out, added glitter with a glue pen and a little bit of decoupage. Then finish off with a  chopped down sentiment panel.

2nd card - I used a dotty embossing folder, cut & embossed 3 postage stamp shapes using spellbinders dies and inked it to highlight the embossing. Next I  added a black panel to matt them onto it, added some card candi and a sentiment panel.

3rd card - I embossed the card front using a swirl embossing folder, cut out the scallop shapes on the backing papers to make 2 shaped edges - you don't need to be precise with the scissors either. Last but no means least add a sentiment panel.

Challenges:

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas.  Don't forget we'd love to see anything you've made using any Funkyhand product so pop over and join in over at Get funky and craft.
Bye for now 
Debbie x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas to you all

Hi all,

Now I told you I'd be back didn't I!  True to my word - sometimes... Well the pressies were wrapped last night while I was on the phone to my Sis (multi-tasking eh..) - when she knew I was wrapping I was reminded that Christmas was only 2 days away to which I just chuckled and said I knew and everything would be fine.  Why stress now!  The card stash is all tidied away so that we can use the dining room table.
1. The veggies were prepped this morning with the help of my hubby - he was in charge of the sprouts and the chopping of the chestnuts,

2.  My nails were done at the salon at 9am (pressie from my Sis for my 40th),

3.   The cards were written for my neighbours and delivered by my little elf - Shannen - bless,

4.  The kettle was on for the arrival of my Dad whom came armed with pressies and a couple of lovely pieces of pork for xmas dinner - what a sweetheart.  Anice cuppa was had then lunchtime finished off with a little ironing and I mean a little....

5. Tea is over with so I thought I'd have a nice cuppa before a nice bath while hubby takes my daughter to work at the pub - no rest for the wicked!!!!

And that's me, so I'd like to wish all my lovely followers and blogging friends:

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 
and thank you for all your help,
support and plenty of laughs. 
 All the best and see you all soon.

Before I go I've been very lucky lately and want to say thank you as I've come 2nd in the Polkadoodle Challenge blog twice, won a £10 Wild Orchird Crafts voucher through Bev and some goodies over at the Ribbon Girls.  Quite a few weeks I'd say.

Love Debs xxxxx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Any birthdays at Christmas!

Hi all,

Just a quick post as I still have to make a card for my hubby and daughter.  Here's a card I made for a birthday that is very near to Christmas.
Used Polkadoodle Pretty Tuff cdrom for image and papers, new die'sire classical frame & lace border 7 dies,stars, kraft card and buttons.

Challenges
polkadoodle.week-50-birthday-at-christmasyoung-adult
Delightful sketches - anything-goes-2-week-challenge
paper-crafting journey - anything-goes-challenge
paperplay challenges wk-51-52-out-with-old-in-with-new (new dies and wooden stars and buttons)
divas by design challenge-66-anything-goes
cd sunday challenge-all-about-birthdays.

Back later today or tomorrow.Sorry for rushing.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Nativity Challenge

Hi all,

It's challenge time again over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is -
Nativity 
this is set by our lovely teamie jackie. So pop and over and join in with us, we'd love to see you there.


I took 2 pictures so it could be seen as a gate-fold card. Pretty hard card for me to make as this is my first 'Nativity' card but Kanban gave me the perfect image to use and backing card. All a freebie so even better. I cut a couple of embossed snowflake dies out and got a few star shapes.I also used a wooden star and some card candi.

Challenges
Crimbo-crackers challenge-30-wooden (wooden star)
charisma cardz challenge-49-christmas-makes
paperplay challenge - wk-50-you're a star

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT have created.  Hope you're all okay, I'm going to finish off some more Christmas cards - note to self - be more organised next year.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Paper-piecing Christmas

Hi all,

Well it's been a week of getting more Christmas cards made and I've even written some. Few pressies wrapped in time for my Mum's visit this week.
It was my last day at work till after Christmas so we made Christmas dinner - the learners did a fabulous job and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was also invited to the Thursday group class Christmas dinner which was lovely too.  So I've done nothing but eat this week.  My week was finished off with a lovely visit from my Mum and her husband Bob - so lovely to catch up with them. Then yesterday I got my hair done  -  very busy week..... Anyway enough chatting here's the card I made today:
I used some freebie Polkadoodle boy and gloves stamped.Paper-pieced parts of the boys clothing and the gloves with newspaper and coloured the rest with promarkers, Polkadoodle paper and sentiment.Cut a tree out of the backing paper using my Marianne designs tree die then cut a tree out of green paper and embossed with dotty cuttlebug folder. Bakers twine and card candi were used too.

Challenges:
Polkadoodle week 49-paper-piecing-with-newspaper
christmas blog challenge - O-christmas-tree
i love promarkers challenge-147-one-for-boys
Partytime tuesdays ptt98-kids-christmas
marianne design divas its-christmas - used tree die
here come the boys blog challenge 42-anything-goes-xmas-candy

Well I'm going to watch the rest of Strictly by the xmas tree we managed to get put up yesterday. Bit late but hey ho that's life.  See you soon and lovely to see some new followers.

Love Debs x

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Joy

Hi all,

Since hitting 40 my body seems to have come out in sympathy and crumbled.  So it's been plenty of days in till my legs start behaving themselves and i get back to some normality.Plenty of crafting time to get my Christmas cards etc done. So there is a bright side to everything.

Here's a card I made using Polkadoodles papers and by following the sketch below:

 Challenges:
polkadoodle week-48-sketch-challenge
trimmies craft challenge-184-christmas
Charisma Cardz challenge-48-christmas
paperplay challenge week-49-christmas-is-coming


Well time to go and do some more cards for family. Hope you're all having a good day. I'd like to say a massive hello to my new and existing followers, I love to hear from you all.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas with non-traditional colours..

Hi all,

Had a massive crafting day yesterday.  Had 4 cards to make so needless to say nothing else got done.  At least I had fun.

It's Angela's turn to host the next challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.
The theme is:
Christmas with non-traditional colours.
Quite different for me but have been wanting to try using the negative die cut piece that we usually throw away. I used Marianne designs xmas tree die and snowflake die, cuttlebug dotty embossing folder, freebie stamp, wooden snowflake and card candi.

Challenges:
crafts 4 eternity - christmas-chaos
fussy and fancy challenge 77-i love christmas
charisma cardz challenge-47-christmas-with-twist
oldie but a goodie challenge - let-it-snow (new xmas tree die, old embossing folder and snowflake die)
natalie and amy - winter-wishes
incy wincy designs - non-traditional-christmas-colours

Catch up with you all soon.

Love Debs x

Numbers

Morning everyone,

It's Midway through the current challenge over at Nutcrafters and the theme is Numbers so I've made a calendar - my first one ever.
I used: Nutcrafters - Two little dickie birds stamp-promarkers,doilies cut in half, doily die on kraft card cut in half, woodware die cut numbers inked with distress ink,calendar & button.

Challenges:
Cutie pie challenge-32-use-doilys
stampin for the weekend challenge-22-use-some-texture
moving along with the times - use-3-elements-beginning-with-same letter - B - birds,brown, button.
papertake weekly - anything-goes-added option of a gift for Christmas (calendar)
loves rubber stamps week-29-anything-goes
joanna sheen challenge - anything-goes-excluding-christmas

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sparkles Christmas DT card

Click here for the Funky Inks Blog Hop

Hi all,

Thank you for your birthday wishes - very sweet of you. I've had a manic couple of days what with family popping round on Wednesday, popping to Shannen's new pub job for a couple of drinks - soft drinks as driving, tidying the house up within an inch of it's life as we had a viewing today, lovely celebration meal for myself and my daughter as she passed her driving test yesterday - Yes she passed!!!! she was so nervous bless her. so a few drinks too.So proud of her. It was a gorgeous meal out too. Anyway enough of my waffling.Got some lovely pressies so will take a pic when I get a minute.
It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and the theme this month is:
Button or bow!
So I chose buttons - 
I used a plain paper bag, spellbinders die, papers from funkyhand's - winter-wonderland papers download, sentiment typed, snowflakes - marianne designs, buttons and twine.

So why not pop over as the sponsor this time is:



Joanna Sheen - £10 to spend









So why not pop by and see what the rest of the team have made. Join in with us as we'd love to see you there.

Challenges:
Crimbo crackers challenge-29-anything-goes
Lexi's creations challenge-79 - Christmas
Songbird challenge 9-deeper-shade-of-blue
Sparkles forum challenge-38-christmas-is-coming
cute card thursday challenge-245-snowflakes

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you for all your super comments.

Love Debs x

Friday, 30 November 2012

Funky Inks Blog Hop.

Hi all,



Are you ready for a fun blog hop...............

The Fabulous talents of Funky Hand’s Anice and Tiddly Inks Christy have come together, along with their Design teams to have a little fun collaboration blog hop and showcase Anice's delicious papers with Christy's awesome images. 

You should have come to me from Dilyana's blog so If I am your first stop please check out the hop order below so you don’t miss any information that you need!

Digital crafting is so versatile and takes no space up at all in your crafting space. All your favourite papers never run out! With digital stamps you never miss a part out when stamping! It's perfect everytime and you can be as craetive as you want.

There's a lovely prize of a Funkyhand £20.00 voucher from Anice and Christy is offering a prize of a $20.00 Tiddly Inks voucher for downloads and a whole load of inspiration from 2 lovely design teams creativeness to share with you all.You have until 3rd December to join in.
 
For my card today I have used: papers from Funkyhand's Oh come all ye crafters Santa baby paper download,letters from a previous freebie funkyhand download,Tiddly Inks Winter Wryn with Snowman & Snowbuddy sentiment digital stamp, gems, Nellie Snellen doily die & Marianne designs snowflake dies.
 
So now please hop on over to Emmy's blog to see what she has to share with us all!! Remember to leave a comment on everyone's blog so that we know you've been to visit.

Enjoy the blog hop.

Love Debbie x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nutcrafters Numbers challenge

Hi,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Gemma's turn to host the challenge. The theme is: Numbers

Here's my card:
I've used a woodware number, freebie papers, freebie sentiment, gems, glitter and Nutcrafters 'Music in the air' digital stamp(promarkers.

challenges:


I'm back from a lovely break at my Mum's house in Scotland.  She surprised me with a return ticket to give me a nice little holiday.  So we've been out for plenty of coffees and caught up with family.Really super time.  Bit of a long journey home today due to the flooding at Darlington area but the train got through just over an hour late.  Lots to catch up and it's arrived ...............................................................................It's my 40th birthday - Happy Birthday to me I'm  not having a nervous breakdown at all - it's just a number..... you never know my life may begin at 40 as they say - wishful thinking I know.  Have a super day everyone whatever you're doing.

Remember to pop over and join in with the challenge at Nutcrafters and see what the rest of the teamies have made.  My Guest DT is at an end after this challenge, I've had a super time and the Nutcrafters team are so welcoming.Thanks ladies.

Love Debs x



Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Shaped Cards with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi all,

Well it's my turn to choose the theme for Ruby's Rainbow and it's Shaped cards so please feel free to pop over and join in with us.
I used: My craft studio Quintessentials-printed off a shaped patterned card and cut it out and scored it, spellbinders die,new Inkylicious stamps - black ink and distress ink, kanban with love & sister stamp and card candi.

Pop over and see what the rest of the team have made,you won't be disappointed.

Challenges:
 ooh-la-la-creations challenge 118-someone special
crafty cardmakers challenge-79-more than one punch and or die
oldie but a goodie challenge - anything-but-christmas - old cdrom, card candi, new stamps.

Sorry I've not been around much.Since we decided to put the house on the market life has got in the way - how dare it....  Myself and Shannen had a pamper afternoon at my new Sister in laws work which was fab lastThursday.I had my nails done and a spray tan in preparation for her and my brother in laws wedding on Saturday.  It was a lovely day.She looked gorgeous and Shannen was a bridesmaid and looked amazing. A tiring day and my body has paid for it since but it was worth it.  Really touching ceremony too.

Hope everyone is doing okay and plodding on.Big hugs to all my followers and for fellow bloggers who leave comments.

Love Debs x

A pillow gift box for Christmas

Hi all,

My first post of the day is to give you a reminder that the latest challenge over at Nutcrafters is still running.This is my midway post.  Katie chose the theme 'Christmas present'.  So here's a little something I made today:
I used: a pillow box I printed off from Mulberry Wood cdrom - cut out & folded, Nutcrafters image - promarkers and glitter, gems and twine.

Challenges:
allsorts challenge week-181-its-gift
cute card thursday challenge-243-starry-starry-night
abc christmas challenge -w-for-wrapping.
ladybugs crafts ink challenge - snowflakes
everybody-art-challenge 214-angels
The crafty pad - its-beginning-to-look-lot-like christmas

I'm going away up Scotland to stay with my Mum for a few days.She'd bought me a ticket as a surprise which is so kind.  I'll still manage a little blogging if I can.  I'll be back on Tuesday the day before my 40th - phew! I haven't forgotten about the candy I was putting up I'll get around to it soon I hope. Off to wok I go, then home to pack.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Nutcrafters GDT

Hi all,

Well how is everyone? Hope you're okay no matter what you're up to. It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Katie's turn to choose the theme which is:

 A Christmas Present

So if you can have a present on your card or if you had time, creating a gift bag/box or even a gift tag.
 I decided to decorate a gift bag and make it look like a present. Rem,ember to check out the rest of the teamies creations.

I used freebie Humphrey pink snowflake paper, recycled ribbon from around a birthday cake, kraft bag and tag, snowflake tonic punch, snowflake embossing folder, snowflake charm, bakers twine, Nutcrafters - cutie pies winter collection digi stamp - coloured with promarkers and sakura gel pens 

Challenges:
Hopefully this posts while I'm at my voluntary.  Been cleaning madly over the last few days getting the house ready to sell - have found muscles I never knew existed.  Enjoy your day.

Love Debs x

Friday, 9 November 2012

Christmas is all about the kids!

Hi,
 It's my turn to share  my card for this months challenge theme set by Amandawhich is:

Christmas is all about the kids.

The lovely Anice has prepared a fab funky freebie if you don't own any Funkyhand goodies. The only challenge rule is that you use at least one Funkyhand product. So show us what you can make as there is a prize of any download from Funkyhand.

I decided to do a card:

I used papers from trad ole christmas papers download and cut it into a strip then scored the paper on a score board then glued the join together and attached some die cut snowflakes.

I printed out the Funkyhand Santa digital stamp from the oh come all ye crafters digital stamps download and coloured it with promarkers, added glossy accents for his glasses and plenty of glitter.

Just a little bit of inking around the paper edge, some bakers twine,  typed a sentiment and card candi and it was all done.

There's still a couple of days left before the end of the challenge so we'd love to see what you've created.Remember to check out what the rest of the funkettes have created over the last month  over at Get funky.  Also there's lots of ideas of how we've used the new downloads over at Funkyhand.
Love Debs x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Ruby's Rainbow DT card - Birds

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is BIRDS.  So here's my card:
I used papers and shrunk down some papers to make toppers from My Craft Studio cdrom, white netting, gems, flower die - Marianne designs and alphabet stamps.

Challenges:
The crafty pad challenge-195-anything-goes
natalie and amy - colour-me-happy (pink,black,white)
lexi's creations challenge-77-special birthday (Mum)
trimmies craft challenge 179-birthday


When this goes live I'll be on my way home from a night away for my 19th Wedding anniversary.Doesn't time fly. Nice to get away and spend some time with my lovely hubby.

Don't forget to pop and see what the rest of the design team have created at Ruby's Rainbow.

Love Debs x


Nutcrafters Midway post -Ribbon and/or twine

Hi everyone,

Here's a reminder of the challenge over at Nutcrafters and there is great prizes and freebies on offer too. So come and over and share your beautiful creations with us.
Here's my midway card:
I used from my stash - freebie paper,gems,foam stars,star charm,glitter,sentiment,ribbon & bakers twine, nutcrafters stamp -promarkers used and snowflake and star embossing folder.

Challenges:
totally papercrafts challenge-141-twinkle-twinkle-christmas
dream valley challenge 44-glitter-and-bling
sweet stampin challenge - all-that-glitters
ribbon girls november-card-challenge-add sparkle(glitter, gems,charm)
ooh-la-la-creations challenges-c for christmas

Thank you once again for all the lovely comments you leave me - what would I do without my blogging friends.
Have a nice day and stay cosy.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Kraft card -Christmas

Hi all,

Just a quick post this morning as I'm popping to my crafty friend Sheila's soon but I've been making a christmas card this morning so here it is:
I used kraft card, mariannes snowflake die, papers and stamps all from Polkadoodles.Gems from stash.

Challenges:
polkadoodle week-43-christmas-card-and-add-kraft
divas by design challenge 59-feeling-festive
christmas stampin challenge-35-anything-goes
oldie but a goodie challenge -spots-and-stripes - old tree and sentiment stamp, new papers & kraft card won.
moving along with the times - stitch-up

I'll pop back later hopefully as it's time I was going.

Have a super Sunday.

Love Debbie x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sparkles Christmas DT card

Hi all,
It's challenge time over at Sparkles forum christmas challenge and the theme is:

Contemporary Colour Combo

Here's my card:
I used one of the NEW Funkyhand stylish-tree downloads, Marianne Designs xmas tree die, glossy accents, faux stitching, card candi, computer sentiment,postage die and gems.

The sponsors for this months challenge are:
www.joannasheen.com
Di's Digi downloads
Also pop over to Funkyhand

 
and check out the fabulous downloads and digi stamps, there's lots of inspiration from the talented funkettes.

Challenges:
holly jolly christmas challenge - O christmas tree
Crafty Ann's challenge 77 - Christmas in October
52cct october-embellishment-challenge-die cuts or punches(xmas tree die used)
j and c creations october challenge contemporary christmas

Have a super day whatever you've up to and welcome to a few more followers - I feel very honoured that you're following me.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Nutcrafters DT card

Hi all,

I'm back from a lovely night and day away at my Dad's and it was so peaceful being on the farm with a cosy coal fire.  Can I welcome a couple more new followers - thank you so much for joining me. I'll have some candy up this week to say thank you and to show you how much I appreciate you all.

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Helen's time to host the challenge which is:
Ribbon and/or twine.  
Here's my card:
It's a little pocket card - fancied something a little bit different.

I used: Postcard Santa digi stamp, distress ink, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, bakers twine, sentiment - stash freebie, promarkers, glitter and gems.

Challenges:
the crafty pad challenge 194-christmas-is-coming
charisma cardz challenge-42-dont-be-square
paper-crafting journey ribbon-or-twine-challenge.
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-96-no-patterned-paper
Christmas card challenge week 48 - pop up (tag will pop up and out of envelope


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Boo!!!!

Hi all,

Here's another Halloween card as I so wanted to use the fabulous freebie from Pink Gem designs.I couldn't resist. Isn't she a cutie.
I used daisy & dandelion papers,words,spider&broom. English rose die,freebie image - promarkers, netting & gems.

Challenges:
 crafting for all seasons challenge-38-spooky
my mums craftshop challenge-81-so-spooky
top tip tuesday challenge-88-halloween
moving along with the times - too-cute-to-spook
pink gem challenge -57-flowers
crafty catz weekly challenge 155-halloween

Well I had a super inky day yesterday using my new stamps and distress inks.Great fun.  I even did some ironing before playing - impressive I know.
Had my steam cleaner out today - woman on a mission !!!!! Bathroom steamed within an inch of its life and the floors too - I can be a good housewife sometimes, where does all the dirt come from??????  I think I deserve a crafting day tomorrow especially after all that scrubbing.

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Challenge 40 -Use a Doily

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at  Ruby's Rainbow  and it's the turn of the lovely Ellie Wee to choose the theme.

It's:  To use a doily

So here's my Gift card:
I used Papermania's 'Home for Christmas' papers - lush, Marianne Designs poinsetta die, twine,doily,button and computer sentiment.

Challenges.
creative card crew challenge-22-fancy-folds.
By the cute and girly october birthday challenge
dutch dare card challenge-buttons & bows
chocolate coffee cards challenge-24-stitching

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to and remember we'd love you to pop over and join in with the 'doily' challenge and to see what the rest of the teamies at Ruby's Rainbow have created to inspire you.

Love Debbie x



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Sparkly birthday

Back again,

Just a short post this time I promise...  I want to share a card with you that I was asked to make for someone special.. A girl certainly needs some bling in her life - I know I do!
I used Kanban stamp,promarkers,distress ink, glitter, lace, gems, spellbinders die, computer sentiment, flowers.

Challenges:
cute card thursday challenge-239-got-glitter
stamptacular sunday challenge-no rules
totally gorjuss challenge-154-bling-it-on
fussy and fancy challenge 74-anything-goes
pennys challenge-98-girls-girls-girls
natalie and amy challenge-2-birthday-bling

I'll be back tomorrow with my Ruby's Rainbow DT card.  I want to say a big hello to all my lovely followers and anyone else that pops by my blog.

Can anyone tell me how to make a post as a sticky as I want to give away some candy and I want it to stay at the top.  Any help would be great.

Have a nice evening.  Off I pop to think about tea and maybe some ironing - who knows!

Love Debs x

Spooky Times

Hi all,

I'm back.  Here's my mid way challenge card for Nutcrafters - Round & Round challenge.
I used a Nutcrafter's digital stamp coloured with promarkers, this digi is a FREEBIE too so what are you waiting for - join in with us...I also cut out the circles with Xcut shape cutter, inked a doily, sentiment-paper-pumpkins from Daisy & Dandelion sheets, ribbon and gems.

Challenges:
papertake weekly - fright-night-boo
digital tuesday challenge 183-halloween-spooky
sparkles forum challenge 37-halloween
heck of a challenge - its-spooktacular
crafty calendar challenge - october-challenge-all-things-spooky

Hope everyone's doing okay.  I had a busy week again last week cracking on with some DT work and my Sister and Nephew came to visit so it was a lovely few days then I went to my first craft show at Doncaster - Stamp Magic at 'The Dome'.  Great stands but the access was horrendous for wheelchair users and people who can't walk far etc....  Great to get in at the start but we left at 10.30, only got there at 9.45 as it was getting too crowded and trying to get out of the hall was horrendous as people were just streaming in- very lucky that my husband took me and could push me. Went for a coffee before leaving the dome and tried to use the disabled toilet which was out of order so used my stick to use the ladies where a fantastic lady dropped her bags and helped me in - bless her.Was washing my hands when I overheard someone saying my skirt was short - in fact it was a long top over some black leggings - flabbergasted I said 'don't worry I've got leggings on so no knickers showing' - how rude people can be luckily I laughed it off ....  Needless to say I won't be going there again sadly as it was too much of an ordeal.  Hope anyone who went had a great day.

 Here's some goodies I treated myself too:
Have a great day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Guest DT card for Nutcrafters

Hi all,

It's been a manic time with it being my daughter's 18th and lots of cards etc.. to catch up on and keep up with - phew! Still chasing my tail.

Anyway it's Sylvia's turn to choose the theme for the challenge over at Nutcrafters and the theme is :

"Round and Round"
   so either a round card or using circles on your card
So here's my card:
 I used: Moonbeams digi stamp-promarkers,glitter, cuttlebug spotty folder, buttons, twine, circles from funky hand paper and polkadoodles cdrom sentiment.
We'd love to see your creations and there's super prizes too and freebie digi's for you to use.
Challenge:
Welcome to my new follower, the lovely Helen.I appreciate all my followers and their comments.

Have a nice day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Friday, 12 October 2012

Baby's first Christmas

Hi all,

It's my turn to show you my offering.
This months Get Funky Challenge is.....

                           

WORDBOOKS
So it can be any word, any theme as long as it is a wordbook!! and..
As always you must use at least one Funky Hand product on your wordbook..:)
I've just become an Auntie again to a beautiful baby girl so decided to make a wordbook for her Mum and Dad as a keepsake.
I've used one of the new wordbook downloads Santa baby.
and embellished it with some gems, snowflake punch and cut out some holly from one of the papers from the Santa baby papers download.

There's still a couple of days to join in and they are incredibly simple to cut out. So why not devote a little bit of time to capture someones's memories, they are such well received gifts too.  I love making them as you can't buy something like this in the shops.

Challenges:
crimbo-crackers challenge-26-pink
jingle belles rock - pink-christmas-for-cure
lexis creations challenge-75-pink
pennys challenge 97-anything-but-card
divas by design challenge-56-anything-goes

Well I'm off for my flu jab this morning, then popping to my Mum in laws to take her card and present as it's her birthday today.  I'm cooking a meal for her tonight as a treat - she's always so good to us so she deserves abit of looking after.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Halfway Point on Nutcrafter's Paper Piecing challenge

Hi all,

Had a wonderful day with my daughter - the house has balloons and banners all over the house just so everyone knows she's 18 today - whoopee!!!! Met her for lunch and she got herself a contract phone.  Bit of shopping then home for cake.  Just got in for a meal out just the 3 of us.

Anyway here's my halfway point for the Nutcrafters Paper piecing challenge, I meant to get it put up earlier but it's been a manic day:
I used: Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Nutcrafters Snowfall stamp, paperpieced hat, scarf & coat - Papermania Home for Christmas papers, twine, gems and new Marianne creatables poinsetta die.

Challenges:

marianne design divas - stamp-something - used LR0122 Poinsetta die
incy wincy designs-anything-goes
j and c creations challenge - cute christmas.

Absolutely shattered so off I pop. Remember to see what the rest of the teamies have made.There's great prizes so why not join us.

Love Debs x

Cute & Cuddly with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi all,

The theme this time chosen by Helen is 'Cute & Cuddly' over at Ruby's Rainbow so the cuter the better.

Here's my card:
I used LOTV teddy stamps and sentiment stamp-promarkers, distress ink, papers from stash, & Polkadoodles Mum stamp.

Challenges:
Dream valley challenge-42-go-pink.
Totally gorjuss challenge152-anything goes
pink gem challenge 56-for the girls

Hope you pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made at Ruby's Rainbow.  Hopefully this will have posted while I'm at my Voluntary.  Only going for abit as it's my baby girl's birthday - she's 18 so it's a little bit of phone shopping and back home for a rest before a nice meal out for the three of us.  I've been rushing around the last few days getting things organised for her.  Where do the years go?????

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Guest DT card for Nutcrafters

Hi all,

Well what have I been up to this week.  I've been resting my voice and it's actually back so no more squeaking whoopee!!!! Well maybe a little.... I've had plenty of relaxation time while I've been quiet to make some family birthday cards, October is a busy month - 3 birthdays this week and 2 next week.  Why do I always leave it to the last minute?  Does anyone else do this?  Oh to be organised.

Guess who has got a Guest designer spot with the fabulous girlies over at Nutcrafters  for October and November? Yeah little old me - so chuffed.  Thank you for having me.  So please feel free to pop over and join in with the latest challenge which is Paper Piecing.  There is even freebies for you to use.  Can't wait to see what you produce.

Here's a Christmas card I made today using a new release digital stamp from Nutcrafters

I used one of the new release digital stamps called  'Pudding Santa' and paper pieced part of the pudding and santa then used promarkers, paper from stash , embossing folders, tag, red string, charm, glitter, chipboard letters and dew drops.

Challenges:
Christmas card challenge - Use Chipboard
holly jolly christmas challenge - glitter and bling
cutie pie challenge use a digi-entered previously challenge :27,26,23,20,17

Been to get my hair done so feel all posh now. New woman well not quite.... Hope you're all okay and having a nice day whatever you're up to.  Thank you for all your lovely comments - much appreciated.

Love Debs x

Monday, 1 October 2012

Christmas Sweet treats card

Hi all,

Just got back from a little shopping trip to Hull with Shannen and she treated me to lunch - bless.  We had fun, can't believe my baby girl will be 18 next week - where did the time go?
Here's a card I made last night:
I used freebie paper & sentiment from the new Cardmaking & papercraft mag, netting & gems from stash,mirror card, snowflake die, Nutcrafters cutie pie image-promarkers, glitter & twine.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-27glitter-and-gems.
moving along with the times - seeing-red
Crimbo crackers challenge-25-gingerbread
j and c creations september challenge - cute christmas.
Top tip tuesday challenge-86-good-with-food
D.C.C friends challenge 3-character-crazy

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sparkles Christmas Challenge DT card

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge. The theme is:

 'Traditional Christmas'

The sponsors this month are:
Joanna Sheen


Here's my card:
The main door image & backing paper is a freebie from a magazine ages ago(Crafters Companion sheet), sentiment - stash, Poinsettia's - Robyn's Fetish digital stamp coloured with promarkers, distress ink and glittered , gems and glossy accents.

Challenges:

Looking forward to seeing what you create  and remember to check out what my fellow teamies have been up to.

Love Debs x


 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Tree Challenge 38

Hi all,

It's Challenge time over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Lesley's turn to choose a challenge and it's TREES.
So what did I make this time:
I used: a tree embossing folder, dreamweaver tree stencil (which bent in my cuttlebug - ahhh) - it was a friend's stencil and she'd done it too.It straightened again - phew! , inks used with a paper towel and a finger to do the embossed areas - loved the effect - like to experiment.., sentiment Sheena's and card candi.

Remember to pop over to Ruby's Rainbow and join in with us - we'd love to see you there.Also pop over and visit the rest of the DT to see what they've made too.

Challenges:
Party time tuesdays-anything-goes
little miss muffet challenge 44-anything-but-square
cute card thursday challenge-235-different-shape
cutie pie challenge 27-shaped-cards
allsorts challenge week-173-inspired-by-song - Under the old oak tree.

Hugs Debbie x