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Monday, 30 September 2013

Boys will be boys

Hello lovely Crafters,

Welcome to our New Boys will be Boys release blog hop. The rest of the teamies are so excited about this awesome new download that we decided to have a good old hop to showcase our makes with it and get you all inspired!!


 My digi stamp Bots are coloured wth pencils, all the papers used are from the new download, including the letters I've cut out , the arrows and the borders.With an added extra of twine and buttons.

There are fabulous new papers and an amazing new Digi stamp character,Bot,to meet along the way. The papers and Bot are available to buy in the shop from 9am today BUT we wanted to invite you on a little hop around to see what the gorgeous Funkettes have been busy making with them and give one lucky person the chance to win the new Boys will be Boys download set and a Bot stamp!!

The hop will be starting over on Anice's Funky Hand Thoughts blog and is open from

Monday 30th September at 5:00am GMT until 12 midnight GMT Tuesday 1st October.
The winnner will be announced at 8am on Wednesday 2nd October.

All you need to do is pop in on all the girls blogs and leave a comment for the chance to win the download yourself!!

Here's the hop order so if you get lost along the way pop back here for the links!!

Anice
Allison
Debbie.
Kathy.
Lou.
Ruth.
Sam.
Tabbatha
Get Funky inspiration blog.

Have fun hopping, see you soon!!!!

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Funky Wednesday

Hi all,

It's Debbie here with a peak of what I've made recently with the amazing Funkyhand Christmas Silent Night download.

These download papers and digistamps are fantastic and it's so great to have an idea, print out the papers and make what you want when you want.That's the beauty of digital crafting.

Here's a little gift box for a Christmas gift.

To make this cute little gift box I dragged 2 backing backing papers over to my craft artist free download programme. 

I enlarged the tree paper so that I could cut out 1 tree and use it as a tag.

The template was called a pillow box but it's not what I'd call a pillow box.

I cut it out, scored and punched holes where it indicated then voila!

Why not have a go and post any funkyhand creation over at Get funky and craft. We'd love to see what you make.

Remember we pop a post up every Wednesday and on a Saturday/Sunday.

Have a nice Wednesday.

Hugs Debs x

Favourite Colour Combination-mine is pink & white

Happy Wednesday,

I should be relaxing at my Mum's in Scotland so hopefully this will post for me - please Mr.Blogger!!!!! Over at Nutcrafters it's time for the midway reminder of the current challenge which is:

'Favourite colour combination-pink & white'

Now a girl can not have too much pink and white in her life so here's my card -sunglasses at the ready. 
I used 'Teacup mouse' digital stamp coloured with spectrum noir pens, papers from my stash, pink webbing tied into a bow, lots of ribbon, sparkly flowers, glitter and a little faux stitching with my white gel pen. Very pretty pretty for me.......

Don't forget there are prizes to be won, freebies to use and the rest of the teamies are giving you some lovely inspiration so pop over and join in.

Challenges:

Have a great day. I'll be back soon.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Funky Saturday

Morning all,

Well I'm away for a girlie weekend with my Mum and Sister in Edinburgh then up to Arbroath till Thursday. A few days away are just what I need.

Without further ado I'd like to announce who won my blog candy.Sorry I'm a few days late posting this but It's been a busy few days.

The winner is Number 5 - Gemma.

Drop me an email dearie with your full name and address and I'll get it in the post for you asap.(email-bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk)
Thank you everyone for leaving me some lovely comments. I'll have another candy for you all when I get home from my jollies......

Anyway it's funky Saturday and here's a wordbook I made from the fab funkyhand Christmas Sleigh Ride wordbook download and the amazing funkyhand craft-downloads digital-stamps I'm a mug for you - a mug of cheer
I printed out the wordbook, cut around it, scored the end and glued the pages together.The letters were cut out and glittered and I cut out and coloured with promarkers the digital stamp.Lots of glitter and a little bakers twine finishes it off.

Hope you're all well and enjoying your weekend.Thanks agian for your lovely comments.

Big crafty hugs
Debs x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Team Spirit

Back again,

With a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Angela's turn to choose the theme which is
'Team Spirit' - Sports.'

I used a 'My Craft Studio' cdrom that had this topper for this birthday card.
It's not my usual type of card but I hope you like it. 

I've not had much time to craft this week as I've been drowning in ESA benefit forms as they've decided to transfer my Incapacity benefit to this one. Quite a challenging few days. I've had them for weeks but just couldn't fill them in.They really mess with my head.
Challenges
Hoping to get some time to craft before I go away to Edinburgh for a girlie weekend with my Mum and Sister.Then I travel up to my Mum's in Arbroath and stay with her until I travel home on the Thursday.

Have a super day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Favourite Colour combination

Morning,

It's time for the lovely Helen to choose the theme of our next challenge over at Nutcrafters and it is  
 'use your favourite colour combination' 

This is my one of my favourite colour combinations for Christmas. I have used one of Katie's new stamps soon to be released called 'trimming the tree'.I coloured it with promarkers and added some bakers twine.

There are prizes to win so why not join in with us.We'd love to see what you make.If you don't have any of our stamps there are always freebies at the top so why not use one!
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 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability) 

Challenges:
I'll be back in an hour.Remember you have until tonight to enter my candy so don't delay.Thanks for all your lovely comments and for following me.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Funkyhand Sunday

Afternoon all,

I've been having a lazy Sunday. We had a lay in this morning which made a change and I've had a nice easy day.

Yesterday was abit hectic getting organised for a 10am viewing which went well - I hope!!! (we've got another on Tuesday at 4pm so we will see). then I made a birthday card. In the afternoon I had a visit from my friends Sheila and Tom which was lovely.I gave her the birthday card I'd made as it's her birthday today - 'Happy Birthday Sheila'.We had a great catch up and talked plenty about crafting of course.It was so nice to catch up and have a laugh.


I used the bauble paper to form a wreath.They are so easy to cut out.Hope you like it.

Challenges:

Before I go have a look at what my friends brought me yesterday:

Gorgeous aren't they..... I'm so lucky. 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and happy crafting.

Love Debs x

Friday, 13 September 2013

Pillow box for a 21st Birthday!

Hi all,

Not long to go before I draw the candy so if you haven't already entered it then click here.

So what has everyone been up to this week? Anything good.Well I had another house viewing on Wednesday night and we've another tomorrow(Sat) so I've been flicking the duster around today and trying not to make too much mess in my dining room with my crafting... virtually impossible but I'm trying..........
Here's a different type of pillow box to put a gift in for someone's 21st. I used my Polkadoodles Picknix cdrom in Craft Artist and dragged a backing paper onto the template and added some numbers too.I also dragged a paper onto some tag shapes and cut the star out and added a rolled rose I'd made from a die.Quite like this really.
Challenges:

I'll be back over the weekend with a Funkyhand offering.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Clean and Simple midway reminder.

It's Wednesday.....

Time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters so it's another
 'Clean & Simple creation' 
(This is a card with clean lines, areas of white space and few or no embellishments).

I've used one of the new digital stamps available soon from Nutcrafters.It's from the 'Young at Heart' stamp set.


I took the digi stamps into my graphics program, added 2 of the same digi's, changed the the direction of one of them and used their ties as bunting.

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:
Welcome to another lovely follower.Apologies for the lack of commenting dear friends. Getting those horrible headaches again.I will try and get around you all soon.
I'm off to the dentists for a check up....

Love Debs x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Funky Hand New Christmas Release Blog Hop

It's here, it's now, it's ..........

So excited. All the fabulous funkettes have been working on this awesome release from the one and only  Anice over at Funky Hand.There are 2 collections being released tomorrow (Sunday) called 'Silent Night' and 'Sleigh Ride'.The papers are gorgeous, you'll love the wordbooks as well as the new digi stamps. So don't miss out as there is a chance to win a complete set of downloads and all 4 digital stamps.

The hop starts from Anice's Funky Hand Thoughts at 9am until Sunday 8th September at Midnight.

All you have to do is follow the blog list and leave a comment at each funkettes blog and finish up here.

Collect a letter from everyone's blog and let us know what the anagram is when you visit the last post over at Get Funky and Craft. We'd love to know if you have a favourite download or digistamp.

My letter is 'I' as if you couldn't guess and here's my card:
I've used papers from the Silent Night collection, the new Merry Christmas doodleword digi stamp and the embellishments are from the papers too.Hope you likey!

Here is the blog hop order:

Enjoy the blog hop and hop on over to Kathy now

Don't forget to leave the funkettes lots of love.

Hugs Debs x

Friday, 6 September 2013

Christmas cards are growing!!!!

Evening all,

Just a quick post to welcome my lovely new follower Carmen. Thank you for following me.Don't forget everyone that my candy is in the sidebar - still plenty of time to enter.I might even add some more goodies  to show you lovely followers that I really appreciate you following me.
Here's a Christmas card using a gorgeous 'Angel Tree' which is an Angelberry digi stamp freebie from the lovely Nikki over at Polkadoodles.Very generous thank you. 


I used some Polkadoodles freebie papers, Marianne designs snowflakes, coloured the digi with promarkers,freebie sentiment and lots of glitter and glossy accents.The image is actually just the tree and the angel on the left but I used my graphics program to create a double and flip her around. I like to play....

Challenges:
polkadoodle-week-35-fairy-time-and-freebie

trimmies craft challenge223-5th-of-september-christmas
christmas card challenge-40-something-new
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 2-extra-for-september
christmas stampin challenge-32-layers

Well that's me for now. Have a super weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with something fab........Ssh.... and on Sunday I'm hoping to go to the Ross Papercrafts show in Hull where the lovely Katie from Nutcrafters will be there with new stamp releases so if you're going remember to pop by and say hello to her. I've been manically making samples this week - I have had a ball.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

It's a Male thing

Morning all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's my turn to choose the theme which is:
'It's a male thing'
so any card or creation for a boy or a man.
My card was made using a 'Just Inklines' cdrom.I cut out and layered up the decoupage.Added some freebie papers from my stash,kanban happy birthday stamp, sticky letters, cocktail stick for my flay. Really fun card to make.

We'd love you to pop over and join in with us as well as checking out what the rest of the teamies have created.Definately worth a look.

Challenges:
card crafters circle challenge-90-for-boys.
totally papercrafts challenge-182-decoupage
paper play time ch-18-use-3-different-paper
sister act card challenge-22
creative corner challenge-childs-play
Thanks for popping by.Don't forget to join with my candy in the side bar. Enjoy your day.

Love Debs x

Clean and Simple

Morning,

It's another beautiful day and it's challenge time over at Nutcrafters and it's the lovely Sylvia's turn to choose the theme which is:

'Clean and Simple'
so don't be shy and join in with us. We'd love to see any creation created preferably with a Nutcrafter's image (remember there's some freebies on the challenge page)but if you'd rather use your own then that's okay too.


What you could win:
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 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability) 
We would love it if you could come and visit our blogs 

For my card I used my new snowflake mask for the first time and inked through it-really pleased with the effect, must play with it more... I colored with promarkers these new digi stamps called 'faces' which will be released soon.

Challenges:
papertake weekly - anything-goes with the option of Xmas
creative creations challenges-early-christmas-makes
cutie pie challenge-52-cute-christmas-in-september
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge chnc-challenge-140-lets-get-inky-and/or painty
paula holifield crafts albc-clean-and-simple
a creative romance - cas-style-cards

Well I've lots of crafting to do so off I go. I'll be back in an hour.

Hugs Debs

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Non-traditional colours

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum christmas challenge and it's the lovely Jo's turn to choose a theme which is:

'Non-traditional colours'


So I chose to use a snowflake stamp from my stash, heat emboss it, die cut and emboss some trees and a snowflake then add some gems and a computer typed sentiment to personalise it.

We have a lovely sponsor as always and it's
Lili of the Valley

You could win a £10 voucher so why not get ahead with your Christmas creations and join in with us. We'd love you to pop over too and see what the rest of the lovely teamies have created.

Challenges:

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs Debs x