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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 23 white + 1 colour

Morning all,

Here's my DT card for the latest challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 23.  I chose blue as my white + 1 colour.  I'd scheduled my post for this morning at 10.30 but came back to find it still sitting there.So here it is.  If you want something doing then do it yourself.
I used L.O.T.V. Sporty Boys Cute square - image, tumbled glass distress ink, Papers - wild rose ginghams, baker's twine, postage stamp xcut die, buttons and sentiment die.

Challenges:
crafty catz weekly challenge i spy with my little eye - letter b (boy, buttons, blue, baker's twine.
hotshot craft challenge 4-one for the boys
2 sisters challenge 80-anything goes
cupcake craft challenge 181 - boysand their toys

Pop by and see the rest of the DT's blogs to see their creations.  Hope to see you over at Ruby' s rainbow challenge blog.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Monday, 27 February 2012

New baby Girl Door Hanger

Morning all,

What lovely sunny days we've been having - enjoy it while we can.  Managed to get some crafting done yesterday.  I wanted to do something a little different which is why I chose to do a door hanger using my new nutcrafters stamp.

I used a blank door hanger from my stash, Nutcrafters Washing Line stamp(coloured with promarkers and paper pieced the clothing on the line, Wild Rose Ginghams paper pack, ribbons, stickers from create and craft, jump rings and nutcrafters nappy pin charm,gems and pink pearls.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-12-anything but square
Craft your days away -challenge-39 - paper-piecing (baby clothes)
Allsorts challenge week 143 - its your choice
stampin for the weekend challenge-4-bingo(pink,pearls & ribbons/bows
delicious doodles challenge 13 - pink to make boys wink

Have a lovely day, I've been to get my hair cut and coloured so I feel like a new woman  - one can dream.  Thanks for popping by and just so you know I've popped a new followers wiget on my blog in case the other one disappears.  Please add your name if you'd like to keep following me.  I really appreciate all my fab followers. Tried to do my post this morning but Mr blogger was extremely slow. 

Have a great day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A card for my Mum

Afternoon,

Well it's spitting and blowing a gale outside so glad to be inside - miserable weather.  I've had to make a few get well soon cards this week due to family members picking up that nasty cold and flu bug that keeps hanging on in there.  I'm drowning under a pile of washing.  Where does it come from??????  It's empty one day then full the next.  Well it's been a nice steady week in the Johns household another room in the house got gutted and cleaned with the help of my daughter.  It was her room and with it being half term what better time to crack on and use the help.
It would be rude not to.  Here's another housemouse card:
I used: Wild Rose Studios gingham papers, card, card candi, sentiment from my stash, Housemouse Birthdays Poppy stamp set coloured with promarkers, xcut postage stamp die and a flower die cut sent from dies to die for which came as an extra something with some stamps I won I while back.

Challenges:
crafty catz weekly challenge 120 - favourite things ( Housemous stamp, ginghams and card candi)
dieing for a challenge - our first challenge -anything goes must use a Dies to Die for product
sirstampalot february challenge - in the garden theme
sarah hurley challenges 60-die cuts
stamp,scrap & doodle challenge - more than two layers

I've loved this stamp since the first time I got it but this is the first time I've used it - so cute.  Over the last few days I've been trying not to have to much dimension to my cards as it costs extra to post, I'm quite liking the change.  Just found out my butterfly card was picked 'In the Spotlight' over on Lets ink it up - whoopee! I also won crafty hazelnut's christmas challenge with my Tatty Teddy xmas card it was a redraw - wow!

Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Get Well Soon card

Evening all,

Just a quick post tonight as going to watch a film soon.  I thought I'd pop my Housemouse card on tonight as I made it on Thursday to send to my sister as she has the flu poor thing.  I think it brightened her day. The colour looks a little faded in the photo for some reason.  So here it is:
I used papers from Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection, Get well soon housemouse stamp and sentiment,coloured with promarkers, distress ink to edge the layers, and card candi.

Challenges:
CES challenge-73-spots/dots (backing paper)
I love promarkers challenge-104-nature
moving along with the times-get well soon
papercrafting journey challenge-3-make it cute
allsorts challenge week-142-anything goes
challenge up your life challenge 63-get well soon

Have a lovely night and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Welcome to my new followers too, really appreciate you popping by.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge

Hi all,

I'm bursting with excitement as I have been selected to join the design team at  Rubys rainbow challenge blog.  So chuffed. I've been a guest designer for Fetch a Sketch before but never expected to be picked. So without further ado here's my card, it's challenge 22 and the theme is Vintage so pop along and join in if you can we'd love to see you.
I used : papers from Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection(gorgeous papers), an  old butterfly stamp that I've had a few years (butterflies stamped and embossed in Sheena's wow holographic powder and cut them out), Kanban swirl stamp with the resist technique for the first time, Kaisercraft friends sentiment, lace and card candi.  I had a ball creating this card and it didn't take very long.  It's good to experiment.

Challenges:
oldie but a goodie challenge - lace (used an old butterfly stamp and swirl stamp)
stamps r us challenges-anything goes
charisma cardz challenge 5-things with wings
going buggy - lace and butterflies
lets ink it up challenge 20 - ribbon and/or lace (lace)

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Valentine's card for Hubby

Hi, back again,

Wow, 2 cards in one day as well as putting them on my blog - I obviously need a lay down - ha ha!  Can't you tell I've had a steady day crafting - not much housework done, just the necessities.  Nothing like it.  Anyway here's my hubby's card for tomorrow - flying by the seat of my pants as usual but don't you find you don't faff about so much and get cracking.  Now he's a man who doesn't like a busy card so I thought I'd better not use any backing paper this time, so added some faux stitching to make it more interesting.  Are all men the same and like simple lines????? that's the million dollar question.So without further ado here it is:
I used a SWALK stamp 'a little kiss' and coloured with promarkers and did the background in distress inks, a fine tipped pen for faux stitching, Husband sentiment stamp, a heart cut out from a template and Polkadoodle red dewdrops.  Hope he likes it!!!!

Challenges:
fab n funky challenge 107-love is in air
divas by design challenge 21-love is in air
hooked on craft challenge 17 - hearts
by the cute and girly - love is in air
simply create too challenge 6 - red hot
Crafters companion monthly challenge 21 anything goes

That's it from me today.

Love Debs x

Love is in the air!

Hi,

Well the snow is melting thank goodness and I've been crafting away today - what better way to start the week!  Here's my card using a cute freebie from Nutcrafters challenge blog.  As soon as I saw it I needed to use it.
I used the digi stamp coloured with promarkers as mentioned above, spotted papers from my Papermania capsule crafnberry & apple paper pad, cut out a heart from a template, a digi sentiment and some hearts.  Quite a cleanish card for me today with no matting and layering.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge 11-valentines
card makin mamas challenge 38-valentine
do you stack upchallenge 58-love
Pennys paper-crafty challenge-72 - Love is in the air
I love promarkers challenge-103 - love is in air

Well must go as I need to get another card done for my hubby.  Have a great Monday.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Blue & white card

Hi,

Thank you for the lovely comments you lovely bloggers have left me on Wednesday's post.  Feeling much better now and so is Shannen.  We got more snow in Yorkshire on Thursday so it's very slippery in our cul de sac.  It was minus 10 this morning so plenty of layers on in the house, beautiful day but cold...... Anyway here's a card I did this afternoon.  I've followed a sketch from the latest challenge over at  fetch a sketch and thought I'd have a go at a design from the latest Papercraft Essentials magazine by Jo Kill.  So thanks Jo, great inspiration.
I used a Funky Hand paper from 'the papercraft factory cd-rom ', blue & white card,button and bakers twine.This card can be sent for any occasion.

Challenges:
fetch a sketch - challenge 17 - follow the sketch.
get funky and craft - january blues
crafty cardmakers challenge 61 - monochrome magic (blue & white)
Ces challenge 72 -lots of layers 3 or more
Challenge up your life - challenge 64 - monochrome(blue & white)

It's a different kind of card for me, it's nice to have a change.  Have a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Pretty Card!

Hi,

Did you think I'd got lost?  Been fighting a type of virus or type of flu for the last week which affected my mobility and made me feel so weak and sleepy.  It's a good day today so here's hoping!  To top the week off my daughter Shan went to work on Sunday after the snow and slipped on the ice and pulled some tendons in her foot - ahhhh!  Bless her she was sobbing, so I've been getting her to put her foot up and putting cold compresses on it.  She's much better today so the week off from college has helped it to heal.  One good thing to come out of this last week is she's been keeping me company and we've been watching lots of dramas when I've been having a rest, even got her stamping and colouring with my promarkers - better watch my crafty stash!
Anyway onto my card - not quite sure about the style of it as I think the image should have been on a plain background but Shannen loved it for her friend.
I used: fancy pants winterland papers, Go kreate frilly die, new digi stamp Delicious doodles 'phone a friend'(promarkers), new kraft card blanks, new tag sheet - craftsuprint, flowers Marianne designs, ribbon and gems.

Challenges:
paperplay challenge - week 5 - get in shape (shaped card)
Scrapbook sisters challenge 70-anything goes
papertake weekly - anything goes
sparkles forum challenge 28 - new crafty goodies(new card blanks, new digi stamp and new papers & tag)
marianne design divas - in with new (new card blank, new papers, new tag, new digi - used Ribbon flora 3 flower die & english rose flower die

Thanks for popping by and to my new follower.

Love Debs x