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Friday, 30 March 2012

Spring has sprung!

Hi all,

It's Friday already...... I decided to use my new spring papers that I'd won on the Funky hand blog hop this week.The papers are beautiful - how lucky am I.  I just had to use them, it would be rude not to.  Well my wonderful daughter has been busy  ironing, hanging washing out and hoovering today as my body is aching and misbehaving.  She's a star!
Here's my card, I also followed the sketch over at Fetch a sketch:


 I used my spring funky hand papers, butterflies and trees were cut out from these too. Sentiments and flowers were from the same collection and I made the flowers with my Marianne Designs dies and Go kreate die for to cut the paper into shapes to match my card shape.

Challenges:

fetch a sketch challenge-20
get funky and craft - celebrating spring challenge
Ladybug crafts little challenge - flowers and butterflies
CES challenge-78-photo inspiration
creative card crew-spring

Have a lovely weekend.  Can I welcome my new follower and thank all my regular followers for their kind comments.  I've just had a bouquet of flowers arrive from my lovely Mum in Scotland wishing me well so I'd better pop them in some water.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Easter Easel card

Hi all,

It's that time again, a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is Easter, which will be here before we know it.  Please pop over and join in as well as seeing what the rest of the Design team have created.  Here's my card:
I used: image - LOTV - promarkers,
doilies, gems
Marianne design Creatables dies- english rose,ribbon flora 3 flower and swirl die,
Nellie's multi frame's doily die,
Freebie papers - old creative cardmaking magazine,

Challenges:

trimmies craft challenge-147-handmade flowers
fussy and fancy challenge-59-anything but square or rectangle
2 sisters challenge 84-spring is in air
ssdschallenge - bunnies
dream valley challenge-28-easter
The crafty pad. challenge-163-some bunny loves you and optional sketch
Marianne design divas spring into spring - Marianne Design English rose die & Ribbon Flora 3 die.
hooked on craft challenge-18-more than one fold

Off I go to pop some washing out - story of my life lately.  Have to make on while the weather is good.  No voluntary today as the old arms are still misbehaving so still not driving.  Have a couple of cards to make so that's on the agenda today too.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Pastel colours

Morning,

It's another bright sunny morning here, hope it is wherever you are today.  Is anyone else finding Mr blogger slow today?  It's taken me an age to do this post and now the picture is at the top - aah .... Need to be quick as I need to get the washing out it a minute.

I used Double sprinkles of kraft (polkadoodles)cdrom for the image and sentiment, freebie papers for background and flowers,swirl die and gems.

Challenges:
polkadoodle week-11-blog-candy-animal or bird (bird)
creative inspirations challenge-155-anything goes
cute card thursday challenge-209-anything goes
cd sunday challenge-spring has sprung
simply create too challenge 9-its spring
milk coffee challenge our first challenge-anything goes
Bye for now.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Easter basket.

Evening all,

Another quick post as I'm having a few problems using my right arm for any length of time so please bear with me if I haven't commented much lately.  Trying to rest it as much as I can, just another symptom of my M.E.-it's terrible having to watch my daughter tackle the growing ironing pile - bless her.I know I'll do anything to avoid housework!!!!!!  At least I can still craft in small doses. Here's a box I altered to become an easter basket - I had a light bulb moment, it happens now and again.

Over at nutcrafters they have a bingo challenge which I followed for my basket.

I used a box and altered it into a basket, used easter papers free from an old Creative Cardmaking magazine, yellow card, used a punch on handle, Nutcrafters digi stamp-coloured with promarkers, faux stitching with a fineliner pen, ribbon and gems.

Challenges:

Needless to say we had to test the eggs to check they were edible.  Have a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

3 copies of the latest Polkadoodles Candy Doodles CD up for grabs!

Hi all,

Just a quick post to let you know that over at  Polkadoodles there are 3 copies of the latest Candy Doodles CDrom up for grabs to 3 random comments this week if they get over 50 comments so pop over and see.  Don't be shy! Polkadoodles sell some amazing products, their cdroms are second to none.Just click HERE to leave a comment.

Back soon with another post.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

One for the boys!

What a beautiful day here in sunny Yorkshire.  That's 3 loads of washing blowing nicely on the line and the afternoon free for crafting, now that's what I call a good day!  Here's a men's card I've made for a change - can't do frilly cards for ever I'm afraid, well until later anyway....
I used freebie papers from an old Making Cards Magazine, SWALK stamp - promarkers and paper pieced, string and some hammers stamped onto card for embellishments.

Challenges:

Got some news this at the weekend that I'd come in the Top 3 for my card with Crafts for Eternity -woo hoo! Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mum in laws card

Hi all,

I hope you've had a lovely Mother's Day - I know I have.  My daughter got me a beautiful wall hanger that says 'If Mums were flowers I'd pick you' and a bunch of flowers.  How lucky am I.  I dropped her at work this morning as she is alot better now and I had some vouchers for M&S that ran out today so I arranged to meet my Dad there for a cuppa and we caught up with each other's news.  Had a fine piece of carrot cake too - yum.  I get on so well with my Dad, he's such a sweetie.My Mum's in Scotland so I missed seeing her today but I've spoke to her and we'll catch up aand see each other at the end of April, can't wait.  So what did I get in M&S - a lovely necklace and bracelet that has wooden beads and silver beads on.  Love jewellery!!!  Anyway onto the card I made for my Mum in law, I had a mad crafting day yesterday so that I could deliver it on time the same day.  It wouldn't have been so manic if I'd gone as planned today but my daughter wanted to go too so that's why we went yesterday.  She loves to cook so here's the card:
I used:
Free Template downloaded - Papercraft Inspirations Making Spot, ribbon, freebie spoons from Cardmaking & papercraft mag, computer sentiment, papermania capsule collection papers and doily die.

Challenges:
By the cute and girly - march in the kitchen
Sparkles forum challenge 30-mothers day or spring
Do you stack up challenge 63-favorite colour (red and white)
Oldie but a goodie challenge mums the word (old ribbon & chipboard spoons, new papers and apron template.
Glitter geeks week 11-mothers day
My mums craft shop challenge 48-mums word

Enjoy the rest of your day no matter what you choose to do - bath and dancing on ice for me.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 24

Hi,

Where does the time go?  It's a mystery!  It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's rainbow.  For challenge 24 the theme is Lace chosen by Tracey.  Please check out the rest of the Design team's creations. Here is my DT card:
I didn't have any white lace so I improvised with a couple of doilies. I made a rosette out of a doily, a bit fiddly but managed it in the end, popped a doily behind my LOTV cute square, paper from Quite Contrary freebie pad from ages ago, doily die to put my pink sticky letters on, white button from my stash, gems and bakers twine.

Challenges:
 Crafts 4 eternity - special mum
 crafty catz weekly challenge 124 - mothers day or special lady
dream valley challenge 27-mothers day
the crafty pad challenge 161-mums the word
my time to craft challenge 175-doilies and flowers

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.  Before I go can I welcome my new followers - really appreciate your comments and thanks for following me and a thank you to all my existing followers for their support and lovely comments.  I'm nursemaid today as we've been up since 5am with my daughter Shannen.NHS direct thought it was Tonsillitus, doctors said it was a throat infection.  Bless her, so she's dosed up with painkillers and antibiotics.  Duvet day for her.... Bit of crafting for me seeing as I'm in today.

Have a good day and stay well.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

A Mum Card

Hi,

Hasn't it been glorious today - 2 lots of washing has dried, hubby has been busy doing more painting  in our bedroom today.  He's doing a great job!  I hope it is okay to sleep in tonight as we had a restless night in Shannen's room and both got up at 4.30am - ahhhhhh......  Hubby stayed up but I cuddled up on the sofa till 8am. After doing a few jobs I've been playing in my craft room and done a couple of cards.  I had to make the most of the sunshine in the back room didn't I!!!! Ironing must be tackled tomorrow before my baby girl comes home.  Anyway here's my card:
I used: papermania capsule collection papers, nutcrafters digi stamp squares - coloured with promarkers, Mum peel off coloured red, polkadoodles paper flower coloured red (stash), gems, white ribbon and white button.

If you have time pop over to the  nutcrafters challenge blog  as they do fab challenges and have some super images.  They are having a sale at the moment at the Nutcrafters shop so pop and have a look, nothing ventured nothing gained.  Great Design team too!

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge-13-just for mum
totally gorjuss challenge-122-anything goes with a button
one stop craft challenge challenge-173-mothers day with ribbon
craft your days away challenge-40-mothers day
moving along with the times - cute as a button
oldie but a goodie challenge - mums the word - old flower, ribbon and new image and papers.

Hope you've all had a fab weekend.  I'm going now to sort out the tea, early bath and then Dancing on Ice.....


Love Debbie x

Friday, 9 March 2012

Boy's card -white space!

Hi,

Well it's been a busy day already getting my daughter out of the door for her weekend at Butlins. She was excited but a but scared bless her! She will have a ball.  While she's away my hubby suggested decorating our bedroom - glad I was sitting down or I might have fainted...... So we got some teal paint for one wall and had a pale mocha colour for the rest. So we'll see what happens! She's back on Monday so we'll sleep in her bed away from any paint smells.  I decided to do a less is more card today in the shape of a tag.  Saw the template in my stash and thought that'll make a change. So here it is:
I used : Squiggles digi stamp - Geeky Goth boy coloured with promarkers and pencils, Letter tiles and faux stitching with my black fineliner.

Challenges:
squiggle stamps - squiggle saturday - white space challenge
simply less is more week - 57 - neutral colours
send a smile 4 kids challenge - cas -clean and simple for kids
top tip tuesday challenge 71 - stitches real or faux
creative craft challenge - boys will be boys

Another sunny day in East Riding.  Before I go I just wanted to share my news that I won the recent challenges at craft your days away and at nutcrafters - 2 x £10 vouchers to spend.  How lucky am I.  I also made the Top 3 at moving along with the times and last but by no means least I've been accepted as part of the design team on the challenge blog Sparkles Christmas. 


Love Debs x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

How lucky am I!

Hi all,


I am totally blown away to receive this award from Keryn.  She is a pretty new follower but leaves me some lovely comments.  Please pop over and visit her blog.  She makes some beautiful creations, so a big thank you to you Keryn.  I was awarded this on Monday 27th February but it's taken me abit of time to pop it on.
 The Concept behind this award is this:
"Liebster" in German means "dearest". The idea of this award is to spread the love from one small blog(under 200 followers) to other small blogs.


I have received this award once before.  I think it was last year!
To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.  
The following people have motivated and inspired me!
I'd like to award the following blogs:
  
I also was awarder this award again this week by the lovely Sarah from plain and fancy papercrafts blog. 
I've been blown away by such generosity in just a week so a big Thank you to Sarah.  Please pop over and see her lovely blog too. So I need to award another 5 people this is the hardest bit as there is so much talent out there:
(she has just over 200 followers but I think she deserves it)

Love Debbie x
 

Lots of pink!

Hi,

I thought I'd do a quick post before I pop off to my voluntary.  My Cousin had a baby girl at the weekend so here's a card I made for the grandparents.  Had to use lots of pink, it would be rude not to:
I followed the sketch from moving along with the times challenge.
I used wild rose gingham papers, a digi doodles digi stamp-what a cutie she is, coloured with promarkers, typed sentiment, a doily and silver card candi.

Challenges:
moving along with the times - its sketchy time
just tracys crafts challenge - march challenge - a hat has to be the focus of your creation
ladybugs crafts ink challenge - pink and girly
promarker challenge week 139 - theme for mum or a female relative - for my cousin
papercrafting journey - challenge -anything goes

That's all folks.Have a lovely day whatever you're doing.Hope to pop back later.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Another fab sketch from Fetch a sketch

Hi all,

Well I've been crafting away this morning to make the deadline at fetch a sketch which is 12 noon. I loved the sketch so fancied a go. I was planning to craft yesterday but the day just disappeared so I was determined today would be the day.  I've had a lovely week with Wednesday managing to get back to my volunteering - we made fish cakes and bread and butter pudding for lunch- my mouth is watering even now -yum.  It was gorgeous, sorry if I'm tempting you...... On Friday I took Shannen into Hull to get a few bits for her weekend away next week. Lets just say the credit card got a battering.  I did manage to treat myself to A Simply cards magazine as I fell in love with the free papers and we popped into Hobbycraft and my daughter reminded me that I needed a bigger acrylic block for my bigger stamps.  Shan picked it out for me too.  She's so excited to be going to Butlins at Skegness, bless her it'll be her first long weekend away with friends.  She'll have a ball.  Anyway here's the sketch and my card:
 I used the freebie backing cloud paper at funky hand, hot air balloon digi stamps from Funky Hand Papercraft Factory cd-rom, a nellie doily die for the base to put my rosette on, card candi black card and gems.

Challenges:
fetch a sketch challenge-18
get funky and craft - flying high challenge
paper crafting journey-challenge 4-anything goes
crafts 4 eternity-digital delights - use a digital stamp etc
creative inspirations challenge 152-anything goes

 I'm having a quiet day today as we had my husband's sister and brother in law for tea last night.  It was a great night, I've never laughed so much in ages and all helped down by a few glasses of wine drunk very responsively of course.  Slept like a baby last night. Hope you have a super day whatever you are doing.

Love Debs x