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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Butterflies

I'm back,

I had a nice morning yesterday visiting my friend Linda who I used to work with.It was so nice to catch up with a nice coffee and a teacake.Shamus and Shannen took me through to Goole - bless them. I've had a rough few days with my nasty neighboursmaking life unbearable so I've picked myself up as it's been so hard to craft.I eventually managed to put a card together today. I've got a big to do list - will I get it done.... who knows..
I used my Polkadoodles 'Sundae of Seasons' cdrom.Really enjoyed doing some cutting out.Very theraputic.

Challenges:
crafty bloggers network challenge-14-august- favourite things - butterflies & lots of colour
polkadoodle week-34-challenge-all-things-bright-and beautiful
cute card thursday challenge-284-things-with-wings

Off I go to craft.Have a super weekend.

Love Debs x

Funkyhand News




Morning all

Here's some fab news for you:

Funkyhand have got a brilliant 50% sale starting today. 


This sale is going to start now until Monday 2nd September 
 in the evening. 
Everything on the website, that is in stock, will be 50% off BUT you can only get the discount by using the code below as you checkout

 Special code: FH50B  

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So what are you waiting for!!!!!!!! there are so many crafting goodies here.

Here's  a card I made with yummy funkyhand goodies:

Click on
the links below to access the papers etc....
funkyhand - spring wedding papers & funkyhand - doodlewords-hello.I also used bakers twine, fine liner for some doodling and some card candi.

Enjoy the sale as it's an excellent opportunity to grab some bargains.
Love Debs x

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

More spots & stripes

It's Wednesday.....

Time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters so it's another 
'spots and/or stripes card' 
with a preview of one of the new stamp sets.



I've used the whole set on my card to show you how adorable they are.This set is called 'Baked with Love.'I've also used papermania paper, freebie spotted paper, bakers twine and I coloured the images with promarkers and spectrum noirs(my new pens).

There are prizes on offer so why not join in with us, as well as having a look at what the rest of the lovely teamies have created. 

Challenges:
bearly mine challenge-101-digi-days (used digital stamps)
chocolate coffee cards challenge-46-sweet-treats
sister act card challenge-21-anything goes
abc challenge - abc42-no-flowers
2 sisters challenge blog challenge-158
craft-room challenge - something-new - new digital stamps

Hope you enjoyed the sneaky peak.Katie has been busy creating these cuties.

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you're doing.I'm hoping for a quieter day today.Yesterday was busy with the shopping being delivered, washing to do....

Love Debs x

Using my paper stash

Hi all,

It's little old me here with a little something using up those left over papers from my cupboard. We all have scraps of paper and they are perfectly fine to use up. Why not every now and again check what you have first in your bit box/folder as they're bound to inspire you. 

We all have a mad printing session when we get a new download or cdrom - cause we can't wait to see them in the flesh.That's the beauty of computer crafting. We've got everything at our fingertips at any hour of the day.That's why Funkyhand rocks and you can get everything you want at the touch of a button.  

Being on the design team has made me look at papers differently. I was always basing my card around an image then I'd choose the papers. Now I'll use an image if I want to but love to choose my papers first and make my own embellishments by cutting out flowers etc from the papers. It's cheaper and gives your papers dimension too.Enough waffling here's my card using Funkyhand - autumn wedding papers, some ribbon, twine, buttons and a printed sentiment from Funkyhand wishes and kisses cdrom.



So what are you waiting for lets see what fab Funkyhand creations you can make.You can pop them on here via Mr.Linky or on our Facebook page. If you aren't sure how to leave a pic then leave a comment or click on  'view my complete profile' and you'll see my email address.

Challenges:
Totally gorjuss challenge-198-bows
party time tuesdays - ptt135-anything-goes
created with love challenges - cwlc-55-anything-goes

That's all for now there'll be another post this week from one of the other funkettes.There is also a pic in my sidebar to show you what's new on Get funky and craft.
Thanks for popping by.

Love Debbie x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Funkyhand Sunday -Back to School

Afternoon all,

Told you I'd be back. Don't forget to enter my candy here. My pic is in the sidebar. I've had a busy day so far. Didn't wake up until 9:10 - lazy bones. Went to a family fun day at the local pub here where they had stalls and Shannen was showing some of the phonecases she's been decorating and selling.It was nice having a look around and meeting new people.

Here's a card I've made this afternoon from my bit box of Funkyhand goodies.Hope you likey.
Challenges:
creative craft challenges-17-not-square
simon says stamp blog - back to school
cute card thursday challenge-283-back-to-school
di's digi designs challenge - we're-going-back-to-school
dream valley challenge-64-for-child

Have a super day whatever you're up to. Thanks for popping by to see me.

Love |Debs x

Hearts & Tags

Hi all,

Well we had a house viewing yesterday at 11 so we had everything tidy and spotless for it - it's one way to get me and the troops cleaning and tidying.Quite extreme I know..... I went for a nice cuppa and a cake with Shannen while the estate agent showed them around.Hopefully the dogs next door were quiet. Here's a card I finished making last night but the light wasn't that great. I didn't really have a plan I just grabbed my Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons cdrom and my Picknix one and printed a few sheets out. Did some cutting then it just fell into place.I only had to add a little bit of bakers twine and ribbon.

Challenges:

I'll be back soon with my Funkyhand Sunday.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Food and/or drink

Here I am again with a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Helen's time to choose the theme which is:

'Food and/or drink'


I used: Housemouse decoupage, letters, icecream tag,freebie paper from my stash, ribbon, pearls and little lollies/ice-cream charms.

We'd love you to pop over to see what the rest of the fabulous teamies have made and join in with us. I look forward to seeing you there.

Challenges:
tsg clear stamps 221-fur-friends

I'm hoping for a quiet day today after being out yesterday and maybe a little crafting....

Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x


Spots and stripes

Hi everyone,

Well it's Wednesday already and here I am with a new challenge over at Nutcrafters. It's my turn to host the challenge for the next 2 weeks and the theme is:

Spots &/or Stripes


I've used: freebie papers from my stash,
Nutcrafters digital stamps - part of the new shed digi, Grandma, Grandpa, basket and deckchair digi's -promarkers used on digi's, distress inks used on the background.I also threaded some twine and ribbon through the buttons.


There are prizes to be won and we'd love it if you used a Nutcrafters image (there are freebies on the challenge blog.
Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 digi stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability) 


So why not pop over and join in with us.Also you'll be able to see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Challenges:
Well I had a lovely day out with Shannen yesterday.It started with brunch at Frankie & Benny's ( bacon & syrup pancakes - yum), bit of shopping then a visit to the cinema to see 'Monsters University - it was really good.Shannen's been wanting to go and see this at the cinema since it was released so I'm glad we made it.

I'll be back in an hour.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Blog candy Giveaway

Here I am with my blog candy post at last.......

I have a stamp set up for grabs:

It's an A4 sheet of 4 stamp sets that are brand new. so if you'd like them then here's what I'd like you to do:

I'd love you to be a follower but only if you like what I do not just for the candy.

Pop a pic in your sidebar.

Leave me a comment.

This candy will run for a month so it will end at midnight on 18th September 2013. So what are you waiting for - join in....

Hugs Debs x

Funky Sunday

Morning lovely crafters,

Here I am on this beautiful day to show you what I made yesterday with my Funkyhand 'I love you sew' download papers( all offcuts),Papercraft-factory cdrom - Wishes & Kisses image and typed sentiment.

I've also used my new lace from the lovely Ribbon Girls, Prima gems, fine liner for faux stitching,glitter and scalloped die.

Challenges:
that craft place blog - challenge-stitch-real-or-faux
audsentiments challenge blog-anything-but-birthday-card
sister act card challenge-20
creative fingers challenge blog - anything goes
Creative corner challenge - rick-st-dennis-sponsored-challenge - anything goes

Have a funky Sunday....

Love Debs x




Saturday, 17 August 2013

In the garden

Good evening lovely bloggers,

I decided to have a bit of a crafty day today. I got a thank you card finished off this morning that's been sat on my table all week and this is the card I did this afternoon.I got my inks out and had a little play.
It's quite different for me but I quite like it.I did some masking to create some background hills, need to practice a bit on my sky to create clouds. I also added some doodling around the edge of the card.

Trees, bunting & clouds are from Polkadoodles Picknix cdrom. I printed them and cut them out. 

Challenges:

I've had some lovely surprises over the last couple of weeks.First I won a £10 voucher from 'The Ribbon Girls' for a challenge I won over at A Creative Romance, then I won a redraw over at Winter Wonderland so that was a Crafters Companion £10 voucher and yesterday I won the Joanna Sheen blog candy of a cute 'Little Susie's Zoo stamp set. It has made my week.

I also received these beautiful flowers from my Mum and my Step Dad Bob as I've been feeling a bit rough this week and also upset due to the constant barking from my neighbours dogs.I love dogs but feel sorry for the 3 St Bernards squashed in a 2 bedroom detached house with a small garden.They are beautiful dogs but just need training and more walks.
Aren't they gorgeous!! I am so lucky.

I hope you're all having a great weekend.I'll be back tomorrow with my Funkyhand Sunday and with some candy.... Sorry it's taken me so long.

Love Debs x





Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Butterflies & Bows Midway Reminder

It's Wednesday.....

Time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters so it's another 'butterflies & bows' with one of the new digi stamps available on the website shop.
 The digi is called 'Garden Friends' from Nutcrafters shop.I coloured it with distress inks, promarkers and pencils on the blades of grass.I also used a Go Kreate die for the frame, I also added some clouds,ribbon,bakers twine and flowers.

Remember we have 2 prizes up for grabs and our fantastic Top 3 spots too.So why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Challenges:
stampin for the weekend - shape-it-up
qkr stampede challenge-51-no-squares-allowed
one stop craft challenge-238-pastel-colours.
delicious doodles challenge-48-butterflies
i love promarkers challenge-181-summertime
happy campers cc-challenge-no-20-summer

Before I go look at these beautiful lillies I was given last Friday when I met up with my crafty friend Sheila & her partner Tom.
How lucky am I.So pretty.
See you all soon.I'd like to welcome my newest followers Sylvie & Desire, I really appreciate you following me and all my other lovely followers too.Candy coming very soon.....

Love Debs x


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Thinking of you by Funkyhand

Morning...........

Well it's Funky Sunday and time for me to share something I made for my cousin and her hubby who's having a tough time. It's amazing how a card can perk you up - it always works for me.Even sending a card for no apparent reason just to say hello can mean so much to someone.
I used:
Embossing folder on core'dinations,
All Papers are from Funkyhand papercraft-factory Wishes-and-Kisses cdrom & Funkyhand offcuts from a download (All leftover pieces from my stash),
Flowers & leaves from Marianne designs dies.

You can do anything with Funkyhand papers so give them a try.Remember we post regularly on Facebook & on Get Funky and craft.

Challenges:
bearlymine challenge-98-tic-tac-toe (digi papers from funkyhand download, circles & sentiment)
marianne design divas - layer-it-up
crafty bloggers network challenge-14-favourite things - flowers, diecuts, embossing and papers
sister act card challenge-19-anything goes

Have a lovely Sunday.  Must do a bit of ironing otherwise there'll be no bedding on my bed tonight.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Birthday Girl

Hi all,

Hope you've had a good week.I've been trying to rest as much as possible this week as my hectic day on Tuesday made my body crash and burn - I never learn.......Anyway I got taken to meet up with my lovely friends Sheila and Tom at Costa Coffee which was nice.My daughter drove me with me not being at my best.What a little treasure!!!! We had a nice catch up and a yummy hot chocolate and I had extra cream on mine from Sheila's mug as she didn't want it, well I could hardly let it go to waste - very naughty but very nice.We were there for an hour and swapped some craft mags etc and had a good crafty chat.

Today I've had my hair coloured and cut which feels so much better. Here's a card I put together today:
I used freebie Polkadoodles papers, sentiment & flowers cut out from 'Sundae of Seasons cdrom',banner from 'Picknix' and cut out.I added some webbing and a feather for some texture and added some card candi and faux stitching.Hope you likey!

Challenges;
polkadoodle week-31-birthday-girl.
charisma cardz challenge-31-stitching-faux-or-real
creative card crew challenge-42-banner pennant
natalie and amy a-celebration challenge-and-dt-call.
crafty creations challenge-234-texture - used webbing & feather

Well that's all from me for now.I'll be back tomorrow with my Funkyhand Sunday... I haven't forgotten about the blog candy - just bear with me.

Big hugs
Debs x


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Vintage cards

Back again,


There's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme has been picked by the lovely Lesley which is:
'Vintage'


I used papers and tag shapes from the 'Shabby chic birds - Debbie Moore cdrom' borrowed from my lovely friend Sheila.I also used my birds embossing folder, some lace, pearls and some vintage photo ink.

I hope you like it.I was quite pleased with how it turned out and it didn't take very long either.

So why not join in with us and pop over and see what the rest of the lovely teamies have made.

Challenges:
Papertake weekly - anything-goes with the optional extra of do something a little vintage.
creative creations challenges - monochromatic
that craft place blog - new-challenge-monochrome
Penny's paper crafty challenge-139-dry embossing
top tip tuesday challenge-107-embossing.
lej designs challenge-no65-lovely-lace.

I'm hoping for a quieter day today as yesterday was hectic with shopping being delivered, taking Shannen to Hull for a college interview, bit of shopping, drop off the new key for the estate agent and to get the house organised for a viewing - arggh..... Then to top it off I got the time wrong for the viewing and thought it was 2pm so we got back after a cuppa out and the estate agent turned up - appointment was for 3pm - whoops so I sat in the garden while they showed them around and hubby was in the shed. Oh my what a day!!!!!

Have a nice day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Butterflies & bows

Morning all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's the lovely Gemma's theme of:
'Butterflies & bows'
I used 2 embossing folders and inked both up. I also tried to do my own background on the main pic but the sky is too subtle on this pic.I used one of the new nutcrafters' 'Helping hand' digi stamp.Some bakers twine & ribbon, a die cut butterfly, sentiment from my stash were added too.

There are prizes to be won and we'd love it if you used a Nutcrafters image (there are freebies on the challenge blog.
Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 digi stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability) 

So why not pop over and join in with us.Also you'll be able to see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Challenges:
Thanks for popping by, I'll be back in an hour.

Love Debs x 

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Funky Sunday

Hi all,

Had a lovely day yesterday pottering about but there wasn't much time for crafting as my Sister in law and her hubby were coming for tea so after a bit of prep they had arrived and we had a few glasses of wine and a lovely BBQ. We were sat outside till after 9 just chatting and laughing.Really enjoyed it. It's nice to not stick to a routine for a change and just kick back...

Here's a card I made using some papers from Funkyhand Autumn Wedding Papers download.
The wedding collection is a gorgeous download that can be used for so many occasions. Funkyhand is run by the extremely talented Anice who designs all the papers herself.You can keep up with all the goings on at Funkyhand over at Facebook and Get funky and craft where we post on a Wednesday and a Sunday.

I've also used my de'sire dies from crafters companion and cut out the flower and leaves from one of papers from this collection to make embellishments.

Challenges:
crafts 4 eternity - Ch.135 here-comes-bride
sister act card challenge-18
totally gorjuss challenge-195-anything-goes-with-pearls
2 sisters challenge blog challenge-155-anything-goes
crafty calendar challenge-anything-goes

Well I'd better go and get the dinner in. I've had a steady day today as feeling abit stiff from yesterday but it was worth it. Hope you've had a lovely weekend.Hoping to pop and see my crafty friend Sheila and her partner Tom tomorrow if I'm okay so fingers crossed.

Love Debs x

Friday, 2 August 2013

Snowman card

Hi all,

Wow hasn't it been hot - phew..... especially on a night.Nice to have to good weather though.I decided to have a play late afternoon and early evening with another wintry card.
From the Polkadoodles Magical Winter cd1 I used the wreath, bow, star, hearts and black and white snowman digi stamp(I coloured it with promarkers and added glitter .For the background I used a snowflake embossing folder and added some faux stitching with a white sakura pen. I have a confession I chopped the legs off the snowman but I'm sure he didn't mind.......

Challenges:
polkadoodle week-30-challenge-christmas-in-july
cards for men challenge-15-christmas-in-july
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-135-snowmen-or-women
christmas at sweet stampin challenge - snow-men-or-women
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 2-extra-for-august

Well I can't put it off any longer I need to tackle my craft room.The table is completely covered.No crafting until I organise it a little...... Got quite a few cards that are half done so that's my other task.

Thank you so much for calling by and I am going to do a mini candy very soon....... so keep popping back.

Big crafty hugs
Debs x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Charmed I'm sure

It's Thursday...and  time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum Christmas and the theme is:
'Charmed I'm sure'
to use a charm or a brad on your project.
Not everyone has charms so using a brad is an option too.

We are being sponsored by

Pink Gem Designs
3 digi's of winners choice

We were given some digital stamps for our creations so I used 'Santa in Chimney'- coloured with promarkers and embossing powders,inked around image and the embossed background I also used bakers twine, marianne designs tree & snowflake die,freebie sentiment,snowflake charm,bells and star gems.

A big thank you to 'Pink Gem Designs' for the lovely digi stamps and for sponsoring us.
I'd like to say a big warm welcome to the lovely Helen who has joined the Sparkles team.She is one talented lady.
We'd love to see you joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas so why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.
Challenges:
Have a great day. I'm off to get my nails done to treat myself now that my headaches seem to have subsided.Whoop whoop....!!!!

Love Debs x