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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Congratulations - New baby card

Happy Sunday to you all,

It's a miserable day but I'm not bothered as tomorrow should be nice - fingers crossed.  I'm all packed , jobs done and taking it easy before I leave for York at 2pm to pick up my Mum and Sister, can't wait to see them.....  Here's a baby card I made a few weeks ago:
I used:Stamp - washing line from Nutcrafters, Paper piecing from various scraps, backing papers from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet cd rom, chipboard flowers - stash, ribbon, pearls, computer printed sentiment and charm from nutcrafters.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-16-anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge-130-anything goes
delightful sketches challenge-paper-piecing
crafty anns challenge 64 - stitching faux or real
totally gorjuss challenge-129-congratulations
bearly mine challenge 32-baby days

Off I pop. 

Love Debs x

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Congratulations card

Hi all,

Well how is everyone, enjoying this blustery weather - not!  It was nice earlier but what happened?  I'm preparing to go away to York for 2 nights with my Mum, Sister and Cousin.  Can't wait to see them as Mum and Sis live in Scotland and Cousin lives down South.  It'll be a nice catch up.  We are popping to the North Yorkshire Moors on Monday as it's over a year since we scattered my Auntie's ashes.  Hope it's a good day.  Just about organized, just need to throw a few things in a bag then I'll be off tomorrow afternoon.Here's a card I made for an upcoming family christening:
It's a real pretty pretty card which I loved making.
I used: Wild Rose gingham paper, matching ribbon,
LOTV die cut cute square,
kraft paper, flower & swirl -Marianne Design - Createables - Ribbon Flora 1 die, 
Nellie's multi frame flower die behind the printed sentiment, 
white gems, sizzix embossing folder.

Challenges:
Paper play challenge week-17-monochrome and ribbon 
creative card crew challenge-9-ribbon 
creative inspirations challenge-160-anything goes 
crafts and me challenges challenge-81-embossing 
kaboodle doodles challenge-116-emboss it 
paper sundaes challenge-117-lets get cute 

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 27 - Brown,Pink combination + cream/white

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is Brown,pink & cream/white.  I've scheduled this post while I'm at my Voluntary this morning so I hope it works.  It'll be my first day back so I'm going in for just an hour or so as I don't want to set my arms off again.  Here's my card:

I used: kraft card, A Sheena Douglass Sketchy stamps-coloured with pencils, MME Lost & found paper, doily distressed with Vintage photo and card candi.

Challenges:
the stampman challenge how us your shabby chic or distressed
stamptacular sunday challenge 160-loaded with layers
party time tuesdays challenge 65-anything goes& kraft
abc challenge n for neutral
emmas cards uk crafty challenge - 6 - Your card/project must have a connection with chocolate, either by colour or actual chocolate itself.

Have a lovely day whatever you are doing.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Gingham Christmas card

Hi,

I've had the washing out for the first time in ages, done some dusting, had the food shopping delivered and even managed a little bit of crafting.  Very productive day.  Here's my card:
 I used: LOTV 'Tis the season' die cut cute squares, cuttlebug swirl embossing folder, papermania gingham paper, ribbon, tree charm, gems and card candi.

Challenges:
abc christmas challenge - h for hardware (Use some Metal this can be ANYTHING metal, Brads, charms etc)
christmas crafting challenge -10-gingham christmas
crimbo crackers challenge -13-festive food
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-69-lots of layers
moving along with the times challenge - merry christmas

Before I go I just wanted to say I got a lovely surprise - I'd won Ruth's birthday blog candy, it was an amazing box of goodies so thank you again Ruth.  I also came in the Top 3 for ooh la la creations challenge - Sexy lady card. That's all for now.  I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for the Ruby's Rainbow challenge blog. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Oh so cute!

Hi all,

I obviously peaked too soon last week posting 4 cards over 3 days, as you don't get a post from me till now a week later.  What have I been doing?  Well I went shopping with my daughter on Friday - can't beat a nice latte a muffin and a little retail therapy......
 Got my hair coloured on Saturday and had gorgeous roast pork at my Sister in laws with the family and a few glasses of wine.  How she made a fab dinner and coloured my hair is beyond me - organisation.  Since then I've pottered about and done a little stamping and embossing.  Popped to my mum in laws yesterday to drop some ironing off - bless her she's so good to me.  Since my arms have been playing up I'm unable to do much ironing so having to delegate this job and many others.  Here's my card:
I used: Papers - My Mind's Eye (lost & found),Penny Black Hugs stamps-promarkers, Sentiment stamp freebie & polkadoodles, card candi, vintage photo distress ink, postage die & flower die.

Challenges:
penny black saturday challenge -week-197 - spots & stripes
paperplay challenge week-16-animal antics
oldie but a goodie challenge on the farm-or in garden
pollycraft challenge -136-cute critters
Lets ink it up challenge-22 - distressing
penny black at allsorts april challenge - oh so cute

Got a few jobs done today - need to get down to some crafting soon.  Welcome to my new follower and thanks for popping by to see what I've been up to.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

50th Birthday card

Evening,

Well I had a fab crafting afternoon yesterday  making a gift for one of Shannen's friends and a card too.  Why do I always leave things until the day before.  Mad I know, yet the ideas just came flowing which is always the case when I'm under pressure........  I give up.  Today I've actually sat down and checked our accounts and done my spreadsheets - I like to keep an eye on the money.  Another reason is I'm popping into town with Shannen tomorrow so if I see anything nice I can treat us - now that's what I call good planning!!!  Here's a card I made for a 50th birthday that my daughter was going to with her Nana:
 Now what did I use: my all time favourite cdrom - Double sprinkles of kraft(Polkadoodles) took the numbers image into My craft studio and re-sized, freebie papers from my last Papercraft essentials, Nellies Multi frame die, english rose die, faux stitching - fine liner,  gems and hunkydory sentiment.

Challenges:
polkadoodles week-14-big-birthdays - 50th
paperplay challenge-15-things with wings - owls
paper crafting journey challenge 7 - 3 or more papers - used 3
incy wincy designschallenge-141-cute-critters - owls
one stop craft challenge-177-pastel-and-die-cuts - flowers and Nellies multi frame.

That's all folks, thank you for all the lovely comments you leave it really is appreciated.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 26 - Birthday Cake

Morning all,

It's a bright sunning day here, the shopping has been delivered the washing is ready to go out, all dressed and ready to craft. 

Here's my Birthday cake DT card for Ruby's Rainbow. and we are celebrating our 1st Birthday - whoopee!!!So why don't you pop over and see everyone's creations and join in.

I used:
Freebie papers from an old Creative Cardmaking magazine, Freebie Papermania cake stamp- promarkers, doily die,Go kreate frilly die, distress ink, freebie buttons and Polkadoodles green dew drops.

Challenges:

my mums craft shop challenges-52-its celebration
scrapbook sisters card-challenge-79 - Anything goes
paper-crafting journey -challenge-6-photo-inspiration.- cakes
paperplay challenge week-15-shaped-card

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.By the way I came in the Top 3 for Here come the boys challenge!  Really chuffed.

Love Debbie x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sexy lady card

Back again,
The washing is flapping and drying in the wind so I will enjoy the sun while its here after all that rain.  This has to be a quick post as the tea will need making and I've still got to order the food shopping - whoops.Here's my next card:

This is a little steam punk, racey and fun all from a Craftsuprint sheet, the woman is decoupaged, I used distress inks, ribbon and a charm.

Challenges:
 moving along with the times challenge-143-va-va-voom
scrapbook sisters card-challenge-no-78-Dad's birthday/Men
ooh-la-la-creations challenge 102 - distress
crafty purple frog challenge 38-lets get distressed
divas by design challenge-29-anything goes

Have a lovely night.

Love Debs x

Spring/Summer fete boy

Hi all,

Well did you have a good Easter, have you had lots of chocolate eggs?  I had a yummy Galaxy egg last night.  It was fine.  Anyway here's my card:

I used - papers from my polkadoodles cdrom Double sprinkles of kraft, bunting magazine freebie paper, Nutcrafter's digi square - promarkers, card candi, polkadoodles freebie sentiment.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-15-ready for summer
cupcake craft challenge-187-spring is in air
trimmies craft challenge149-easter/spring
divas by design challenge-29-anything goes

Back soon with another card.

Love Debs x

Friday, 6 April 2012

Nephew card

Hi all,

It's been a week of resting and trying to not do too much, still had to do a little crafting.  The arm is a bit better today but I've been deliberately putting it in a sling today to stop me using it and it isn't as sore so fingers crossed.  I had a lovely morning out yesterday with my hubby driving me to get mine and my daughter's hair cut then I had a coffee and cake at The Holiday Inn with 3 M.E. group friends for an hour .  He even pushed me into the cafe as I can't propel myself at the moment - bless him, he deserved his big breakfast at Makro while I was there. It was lovely to get out and have a girly chat - I have spread my crafty spell and 2 of them spend more than I do on crafting, I did say quietly that I forgot to tell them how addictive it is yet very therapeutic! Here's my nephew's card:
I used:
Black card, buttons, twine,LOTV cute squares - pre-coloured but added distress inks to it for the sky and grass, gingham papers, typed sentiment and postage xcut die.

Challenges:

CES challenge-79-no girls allowed
joanna sheen challenge its a mans world
abc dt challenge anything goes
cards for men challenge-7-great outdoors
mim challenge 43 - men and boys
robyns fetish challenge 101-card depicting sports - cycling


Happy Easter to you all.Don't eat too many eggs - oh go on then.

Love Debs x
 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Easter Goodies

Hi all,

Another Easter make today.  I though I'd send it to my nephew up in Scotland.  It wasn't too difficult to make as Nikky from Polkadoodles  gives clear instructions on her cdroms.  This little bunny was from Paper Boutique volume 1 which I've had for ages and used bits from it but never used the templates, which I will be from now on.  It's nice to try something different. 
I used Polkadoodles Paper Boutique cdrom - Rabbit and for the Happy Easter tag, baker's twine, easter eggs-magazine, gingham paper from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet cdrom, paper roses - die.

Challenges:

Needless to say the mini eggs didn't last long - we shared them while watching a film together.  Is it my imagination or do the amount of mini eggs get smaller no matter the size of packet..... soap box moment over for now.  
Had a lovely morning out with hubby to give me some fresh air, plenty of hot drinks and lovely pancakes covered in syrup and bacon - naughty but nice.  It was a nice relaxing morning.  Still got my silly bad arm but I was pushed in my chair and driven - treated like a princess.  Bless him.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sparkles Christmas Challenge DT card

The theme is 'Colour me Happy' so choose your favourite colour combination.
Mine is purple and white.
Here's my card:

I used: cuttlebug snowfakes embossing folder, Papermania tree stamp embossed, freebie paper, card candi, computer sentiment, silver mirror board, snowflake die and gems.



                                                             Di's digi downloads with a great prize of $10.00

So why not join in and see what the rest of the talented design team have created.

Challenges:
Crafty ann's challenge 62 - Christmas in March
Di's digi designs challenge emboss it any way you want
Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 66-get sentimental
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - anything goes week
Crafts 4 eternity-3 of kind challenge

Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x