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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pretty pretty!

Hi,
Made 4 cards yesterday - very unusual for me, getting on top of my crafting is priority I'm afraid.  I'll just have to set hubby and daughter on the house - shame I know!!!! Been at cooking today and we had a vegetarian lasagne and bread and butter pudding and custard - oooooooh it was fine.. Here's my card to celebrate Polkadoodles 3rd Birthday!
Unusual shape I know -cut a scalloped card in half to make a cute triangle.
Used papers,
sentiment and image from ' Pretty Sweet' Polkadoodles cdrom.
Pearls, WOC flowers, peel off number 3 and bow charm.

Challenges:
Polkadoodle - happy birthday to us - used 3 pearls, 3 flowers, 3 presents.
ooh-la-la-creations challenge-106 - make it girly
paper craft bliss the journey - challenge-10 - anything for kids goes
fab n funky challenge 123-celebrations
divas by design challenge-37-anything goes

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

More Butterflies!

Hi,

I'm still here, it has been a manic few days - craft, craft, crafting as the new cdrom from funky Hand is being released on Thursday so I have been busy doing some makes for that, which has been a ball.  I only have this week to get them done as I'm away with Shannen up to Scotland to see my Mum and Sister for a few days - can't wait!!!!! Plus got a few birthdays coming up while I'm away so trying to get organized!!!!!!!!! So far so good but the garden and house may have to suffer...... Managed a nice coffee and cake yesterday with my friend Sheila so did get a little break.Here's my card I made this morning - more butterflies I know but I couldn't resist:
Abit different for me but I fancied a sentiment card and had to make the butterflies stand out. Papers - Bo Bunny Gabrielle, co'redinations, gems & a pearl, ribbon, glitter and my new stamp from Nutcrafters- Sentiment Set #1 and tag shape stamp.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-18 - 3 different papers
love to create challenge 17- add sentiment
j and c creations challenge-1-all that glitters
party time tuesdays ptt70-anything-goes
creative card crew challenge-11-dimension (butterflies)
Di 's digi designs challenge - show-us-that-bling
totally gorjuss challenge-133-something-new ( sentiment and tag stamp)

Off for a quick rest then the shopping will be delivered I hope and the chicken dinner needs cooking - no rest for the wicked.  Can I quickly say a big thank you to your lovely comments and support it really means alot to me.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 29 - Things with Wings

Hi all,

Just got in from work and my post hasn't posted on schedule for some reason yet again.  Don't know what I am doing wrong, any ideas anyone - please help.
It's that time again - Ruby's Rainbow challenge, the theme is 'Things with Wings'.  So please free to pop over and see what the rest of the team have created.  I fancied doing something other than a card so I made my own wall hanging and got to use my fab new spellbinders die.Without further ado here it is:
 I used a backing paper from the new My Craft Studio cd-rom,-fell in love with the birdies and cut some extra out to decoupage.Cut out with spellbinders die, inked with tumbled glass distress ink and mounted with blue and black card then attached the black ribbon - this took a little time making sure I'd attached it straight.

Challenges:
Crafty calendar challenge - things-with-wings.
oldie but a goodie challenge - things-with-wings(new cdrom backing paper, old ribbon and card)
going-buggy - may challenge-things with wings
Ladybug crafts ink challenge 61-something-with-wings
crafts 4 eternity - wonderful-wings
moving along with the times - keep-it-real-challenge
cd sunday challenge cd-sunday-challenge-easy-elegance

It was a busy day yesterday with 3 loads of washing drying in the lovely weather, shopping delivered, 2 banana loaves made and 2 cards done and a further two all ready to stick down.  Quite the domestic goddess don't you think.  Exhausted but happy.  Off for a rest now but before I go I have some exciting news, here's a clue:
Yes, I have been asked to join the fantastic Funky Hand design team with 3 other ladies.  So many talented designers who are blogging friends too. How pleased am I to join the amazing Anice and her team.  Big thank you.  I've been keeping this a secret for a few weeks.  Enjoy the rest of your day.


Love Debs x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Let it Snow

Don't panic that's just the sentiment on my card - no sign of the white stuff thank goodness and lets hope it stays that way.  Thought I would crack on and do another christmas card this afternoon.  Haven't done one for a few weeks.  Hope you've all had a nice weekend, I had a super day yesterday - I went to the Theatre in Hull to see 'Annie' with Shannen and my friend Linda who I work with at my voluntary.  It was fantastic.  I saw it up in Aberdeen quite a few years ago but fancied again.  Then it was off to Pizza Hut for a small bite.  It was a fine treat and we all need that now and again. Here's my card:
Fancied an aperture card for a change, embossed it with my snowfake cuttlebug folder, snowflakes- Marianne designs die, blue and white trim, Stamped sentiment from Daisy & Dandelion (Penelope & Percy) and gems.

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-73-touch of blues
christmas blog challenge - embossing.
Crimbo crackers challenge-15-sentiment as focal point
christmas cards all year round - may challenge - Favourite Christmas song - Let it snow.

I'd like to welcome my new follower as well as thanking all my followers for all their support.

Love Debs x

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Another Mum card!

Hi,

Well we have to look after our Mum's don't we so I sent my Mum this card abit ago.  The lovely Jules gave me the idea to use my Fiskars flowers stamp on a normal acrylic block as she had the stamp but not the stamping wheel.  I have both but was having trouble using the wheel.  I got it as a freebie with my magazine subscription.Please pop over to check her beautiful creations out. 
I used the flower stamp as above, black card, sakura pens, freebie sentiment, fine liner pen, card candi, paper from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet cdrom.  I just love this paper it's adorable.

Challenges:
party time tuesdays - challenge 68 plum crazy - colour challenge
Pennys challenge-79 - i love you mom
sweet stampin challenge flower power
by the cute and girly may spring is in air
papertake weekly in the gardentruly scrumptious challenge 80 anything goes

Been a steady day today - spent a couple of hours trying to find a decent priced train ticket for myself and Shannen to go up to Scotland to stay with my Mum and Sister in the half term holidays.  All booked at last thank goodness.  Have a great night.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A card for Mum

Afternoon all,

What a productive day I've had considering I was up at 5.30 this morning and felt abit tired.  I had my jobs done before 9 as well as the shopping being delivered and even I was looking presentable.  I really wanted to get crafting this morning as I had 3 cards to do at least.  Normally I can only manage 1 in a day but hubby said no ironing today just craft - and who am I to argue!  Bless him!.  Here's one of my cards:
Here's the sketch I followed:
I used Nutcrafter's stamp 'Help it grow', freebie flowers, paper-magazine freebie (country diary of an edwardian lady), gems, paper ribbon and dotty ribbon, doily, fine liner pen, Mum SWALK stamp, buttons and core'dinations.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge-17sketch
Pennys challenge-79-i love you mom
the secret crafter saturday challenge 185 - I love you Mum
Papertake weekly in the garden
The squirrel and the fox challenge-17-one for the girls
By the cute and girly - May - spring is in air

Bye for now.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monochrome wings and things card

Hi all,

It's been a productive Sunday here even though I didn't get dressed until after 12 - whoops.  I was tidying up and cleaning the bathroom with my new toy - polti steam cleaner, hanging washing out, tidying shelves etc...  No crafting but hopefully that'll be tomorrow.  Here's a card I made for my Mum in law's birthday:
I used black foiled card from Create and Craft, Marianne's designs scalloped die and english rose die for the flowers, papers and sentiment from My Craft Studio cdrom(wings & things I think), gems and pearls.

Challenges:
crafty calendar challenge -things with wings
glitter geeks week-19-wings and things
One stop craft challenge - Monochrome
Going buggy may challenge - Things with wings
paper sundaes challenge 120-things with wings
emmas cards uk challenge 6 - monochrome

I found out that I won the Nutcrafter's challenge on Friday which was a nice surprise. I also received a fab blog candy from Debbi.  My first spellbinders at last! Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi all

What a lovely Saturday it's been with the sun shining and the washing drying - doesn't take alot for me to be happy!  It's my Sister's wedding anniversary today as well as a family Christening down South which we couldn't make.Here's the card I made for my Sis and hubby:
I used LOTV die cut cute square-so cute, Marianne designs die scalloped frame, sizzix embossing folder, doily, stripey paper - freebie, fiskars punch I think, ribbon, card candi, Papermania spotty paper & computer printed sentiment.

Challenges:
Lili of the valley thursday challenge - favourite craft-tool - cuttlebug embossing folders & dies
crafty creations challenge 169-frame it
Incy wincy designs challenge-144-spots and dots( used spotty paper)
oldie but a goodie challenge die cuts and punches( old punch & die, new spotty paper & new core'dinations card)
crafts and me challenge 83-punches and die cuts ( fiskars pucnh & marianne designs scalloped die)

I seem to use a doily on my cards just lately obviously going through a faze.  Well that's me off for a nice hot bath and a night in with my hubby. 

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 28 - Sketch

Hi all,

Can't believe it's been a week since my last post, I've been commenting and crafting. Just not got around to posting.I It's that time again for my DT card for Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is to follow the sketch below:
At last I used my Sarah Kay stamp, coloured with promarkers, Papers from Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pack,letters LOVE from freebie papers and card candi,

Challenges:
Hotshot craft challenge-7 - young love
stampin for the weekend - layers (at least 4)
just tracys crafts challenge - anything goes
Papertake weekly. cute-cute-cute

I had scheduled this post  with me being out this morning at my voluntary but I must have done something wrong!  Just got in from having quiche, wedges and salad followed by lemon sponge and ice cream - mmmm the group did a great job on the food. Please pop over and visit the rest of the DT as their creations are fab. Enjoy your day.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sparkles Forum Christmas DT card ch.16 Christmas tree

Hi I'm back,

Arrived home at 7.40 am this morning, early start to drop my Mum and Sister at the train station.They'll be chugging their way home to Scotland now.  Had a nice couple of days and the weather was fantastic yesterday for our trip up the Yorkshire Moors.  Stunning views and a great spot to remember my Auntie Monica.  Then it was lunch outside at a cute cafe, rest in the afternoon and a meal out at an Indian near the Premier inn.  Here's my DT card for Sparkles forum christmas challenge 16 - christmas tree.
I used: Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, with holographic embossing powder on which is hard to see on the pic, freebie tree embossing folder - it was my first go at using some core'dinations card and revealing the core, ribbon, charms and gems.

Sponsors this month are:


With a prize of a £10.00 voucher for 1 lucky winner.

And a second prize for 1 lucky winner.

Pop over and see what the rest of the ladies have created.

Challenges:

christmas cards all year round - may challenge - O' Christmas Tree carol
abc christmas challenge - h for hardware - Charms
cutie pie challenge challenge-17-monochromatic
creative craft challenge 2 - anything goes
fab n funky challenge 118 - no design papers
paperplay challenge week 17-monochrome and ribbon
chocolate coffee cards challenge-11-bingo -No patterned paper,bling and ribbon (bottom row)

Well more things to put away then the food shopping needs ordering.  Have a lovely day whatever you are up to.  Thank you once again for such lovely comments and for following me.

Hugs Debs x