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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

My Dad's card

Hi all,

Back again, with a new challenge over at Rubys Rainbow with 3 items our lovely and talented Silvi would like to see on your creations:

'Twine, buttons & embossing'

This is a card I made my lovely Dad for his birthday, as you can probably guess he's a farmer, so I had to get this fantastic 'ploughing' digital stamp from Delicious Doodles.


We'd love you to pop over and join in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.The DT have made some lovely creations to inspire you.

Challenges:
So what have you all been up to this week so far? I had a lovely day out visiting my friends Sheila and Tom on Monday. Before I visited them I popped into Next and tried on some tops and trousers and came out with 2 tops and 2 pairs of trousers - a nice little treat for me - whoops.I stayed at my friends house for most of the afternoon and we had a really good catch up as well as some crafty chit chat - it would be rude not to!!!!! Sheila is so generous - she sent me home with a few crafty bits to borrow and play with bless her.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing.
Remember this is the last day to enter my candy.

Thanks for popping by and supporting me.

Hugs Debs x

Thanks


Morning crafters,
It's the start of a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's the lovely Katie who's chosen 
'Bingo'

I've chosen the top line of 'No layers, flowers and girly image' 
I've used one of my stamps from Nutcrafters called 'Hatter', as well as a an old Nutcrafters
 sentiment stamp. I coloured her in with promarkers. I also used a flower die to draw 
around as well as a fine liner.




Main prize......
to spend in the Nutcrafters store....
but remember to qualify for this you need to use a Nutcrafters image
(there's a freebies page here)
2nd prize.....2 Nutcrafters digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice

(subject to availability)

We'd love you to pop over to join in and to see what the rest of the teamies have created.

Challenges:
As this post goes live I am getting ready to pop into Hull with my daughter Shannen. Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Look what I've been given.

Evening all,

Look what the lovely Jo has passed onto me, I am so touched to have received this award.Thank you so much Jo, it means such alot to me.Jo is so kind and thoughtful and a very valued blogging friend.



Here's some questions that Jo asked and my answers:

1. What's your favourite thing to make? I love making anything to do with stamping and papercrafting.
2. What's your favourite colour combo? At the moment it's yellow and white,but it changes.
3. What's your favourite craft thing to buy? Dies.
4. Do you have your own craft space? I use the sun room.Most of my crafty tools etc.. are in there.
5. What craft item would you be lost without? My embosser.
6. Do you craft to music or TV? Mostly to the TV.
7. Are you a messy crafter? Definitely, I spread out along any available workspace.
8. What do you prefer markers, pencils, inks? I love working with them all but markers are my favourite.
9. What do you do if Mr Mojo goes walkabout? I look through my magazines, pinterest and friend's blogs.
10. What's your worst craft mishap? Since I've had the ebosser from time to time, putting my dies on my magnetic mat wrongly and I end up cutting shapes out of my mat. I've done it so many times.
11. If money was no object and you could buy any craft item, what would it be? It would be adding to my collection of spectrum noirs.

Now I have to choose 5 blogging friends who have less than 300 followers. They are:

Sandra (http://sandra-nanagramps.blogspot.co.uk/)
Tammy (http://dropletsinarustybucket.blogspot.co.uk/)
Shaz (http://craftylittleblogger.blogspot.co.uk/)
Shell (http://shellshearer.blogspot.co.uk/)
Angela (http://angela-justmonkeyingaround.blogspot.co.uk/)

I know you are busy ladies so I understand if you don't do awards or just don't have time.
The questions I'd like you to answer are:
1. How long have you been crafting?
2. What is your favourite card occasion to make for?
3. What was the last craft item that you bought?
4. Where do you craft?
5. Do you prefer to craft with cdroms or paper packs/decoupage..?
6. Do you prefer stamps or digital stamps? 
7. Do you like to work from sketches or see how the mood takes you?
8. If you could have any crafty tool or item, what would it be?
9. Do you attend a regular craft club?
10. Are pre-coloured images your preference or do you like to colour?
11.Do you buy any crafty magazines, and if so which ones and why?

Well that's it from me, it's over to you ladies now to choose 5 blogging friends who have under 300 followers to award and to set your own questions. Thank you for being such inspiring crafters and friends to me,especially you Jo.

Big hugs Debs x

Friday, 25 April 2014

Memories in Sepia download

I told you I'd be back but I've been on the phone with my friend Sheila.We had a good laugh and a catch up.
Here's another new download released today from Funkyhand called Memories in Sepia. The papers are gorgeous and so usable. I printed them onto some acetate and layered up one of the flowers made out of vellum.I am getting very daring. Anice  has done a brilliant job designing these papers. 




These papers are great for male and female.The funkettes have made some lovely samples to show off these beautiful papers.You'll also find more on  our facebook page and on our Get funky and craft blog.

Challenges:

Well it's been a wet and miserable day here in Gilberdyke,East Yorkshire, I've missed seeing the lovely sunshine today. Have a super night and a lovely weekend.

Hugs Debs x

Funkyhand new release

Hi all,

There's a new digital stamp that's been released today over at Funkyhand called 'Georgie love banner' and she's a real cutie and only £1.49. Here's a card I made with her and the gorgeous Funkyhand 'Just for Jen' paper download.
   
                            

She is lovely to colour in with promarkers.Why not pop over and see some of the samples here.

Challenges:

I'll be back soon with another new download.Exciting times at Funkyhand towers.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Spring time

Evening all,

Well I've been on abit of a sorting out mission today - why oh why but it just happened.It started with sorting out winter clothes and packing them up for now - wishful thinking.Managed to empty a box full of paperwork and find a new home for it.Gosh was I shattered after sorting my bedroom cupboard out - not much go in this body of mine lately.Had a seat for a while then mid afternoon I sorted out all my dies into a better order and tidied up my crafty cupboard - that's why I'm shattered now but feel better now it's done.

Here's a card I made this week with the free Polkadoodles Tatty Twinkle Easter digi stamps.So cute.The tulips are from one of the polkadoodles cdrom, alphabet letters,distress ink, free fence die cut and free cloud embossing folder.

Challenges:

Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Lots of yellow

Morning,
How are we all today? Yesterday was a beautiful day, I got my bloods took and was hoping to go and visit my friends Sheila and Tom but it wasn't meant to be.I was exhausted just going to the docs.So I've rested up and will hopefully get to see them soon. Here's another card for Easter that I forgot to post.Hope you like it.
I used a freebie embossing folder, some dies, ribbon, gems and twine.I have also used a cute image from Meljens designs called 'Bunny love'.I coloured this image in with pro markers.

Challenges:

Well I'm hoping to get a little bit of crafting done today, so here's hoping.Enjoy your day whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Girly, girly

Morning lovely crafters,

It's time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters and we still have another week for you to join in with the - 'Girly' challenge.We'd love you to join in, so pop over and see what the rest of the DT have made.There are freebies to use on the page too as well as prizes to be won. 

For my card I've used the 'Fairest' digi stamp from the new 'Enchanted' range.She is a cutie isn't she.I have also used some dies and a heart punch and little flowers from my stash.


Challenges:

Well I'm heading for some blood tests this morning and hoping for a nice day. Don't forget there is still time to enter my candy, just click on the sidebar.

Thank you for popping by and leaving such lovely comments, I really do appreciate you all.

Hugs Debs x

Monday, 21 April 2014

A card for a friend

Evening all,

What a beautiful warm day it's been in lovely East Yorkshire.The washing has been blowing on the line and I've been sat crafting at the table - I can't think of anything better, can you? Hope you've all had a lovely Easter weekend, it's been a quiet one for us and no chocolate - yet! I have a little easter egg so tonight is the night....

I'd like to welcome my new follower and thank you to all my lovely followers for following my blog.
Here's a card I made last week with my beautiful stamp set from Clearly besotted stamps - take good care. It was for a family friend up in Scotland. It's a different style for me - so I hope you like it.

I wanted to make it as clean and simple as I could - work in progress I think.

Challenges:

Have a lovely evening, time to make the tea.No rest for the wicked!

Hugs Debs x



Friday, 18 April 2014

Funky Friday

Back again with a post which is a little picture heavy.

Here's a word book I made with the funkyhand colour-me-happy cdrom.There are so many beautiful paper collections, digi stamps and word books on this cdrom. Making a wordbook was one way to celebrate and record my nephew's life as he became a teenager...

     
I love making word books as it is one way to record lots of memories and the lovely Anice is the queen of designing word books and lovely digital designs. There is an amazing offer on for this Easter weekend, so don't miss out on some amazing offers.
click here for all the bargains
Challenges:

Thanks again for popping by.
Hugs Debs x

Happy Easter

Hi everyone,

Well would you believe that I had trouble getting Easter eggs yesterday? I know I'd left it abit late but usually they are everywhere. Asda didn't seem to have a big choice.Now I did try and be organised a few weeks ago and ordered them with my online shopping but they were all substitutions so I returned them - whoops.... 

I managed to get Shan one and a couple of little ones for me and Shamus seeing as we are watching our weight and trying to be good.He's lost over a stone and I've lost 9lbs whoop whoop. It's actually not that hard to eat better and to cut the portion sizes down.Anyway I was even a good girlie jut having a coffee and no naughties when I met my friend Julia for a cuppa at Costa yesterday.

Here's a little easter bag that I've made today with the gorgeous freebie download from Nikky at Polkadoodles.
Cute freebie papers too.Thank you Nikky Hall -gorgeous digi's.The bow and the flowers are from the Polkadoodles cdroms that I had in my scrap folder.Hope you likey.
Challenges:

Have a super duper Friday and a lovely weekend.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ladies

Hi all,

There's a new challenge over at Rubys Rainbow and the lovely Valou has chosen the theme of:
'Ladies'
I decided to use a freebie stamp from an old Craft stamper mag.I really enjoyed making my own background and getting very inky. We'd love you to pop over to see what the rest of the teamies have created.Hopefully we will inspire you to join in with us.



Challenges:

That's all from me today.Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.
Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Go Girly

Morning,

Here's hoping it's another beautiful day - I'm really enjoying all this sunshine.
Today is time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters

For today's challenge the lovely Jo has chosen.....
'Go Girly'
so lets see lots of girlie cards etc.The prettier the better.

Here's a shaped card using one of the new digital stamps 'Playing Princess', coloured with promarkers and inked around the edges with distress ink.The pretty papers were a freebie from a magazine.
Remember there are lots of freebies here and some fab prizes on offer too.This is a fortnightly challenge blog and welcome a wide range of crafting too eg.cards, tags, scrapbook pages etc....

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) 

The teamies have made some gorgeous makes as always so they would love you to pop over and visit them.
Thank you for popping by and visiting me today.Remember my candy is up for grabs still until the end of April, just click on the pic in my sidebar and it'll take you to the post.

Challenges


Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Nutcrafters Tots or Teens

Morning all,

How are we all doing today? Hope it's a nice day where you are. Sorry I've not blogged since last week but I've been busy crafting what with a few cards needed for birthdays over the next week and helping my daughter to sort her house out so that she can hand the keys back to the landlord which was yesterday.That's 2 ovens I've cleaned in a week - I know what I'd rather be doing instead of that.Mine had to be done as it filled the house with smoke everytime I used it - WHOOPS - naughty oven.
Anyway enough chatting about me and onto the job in hand:

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and the challenge is: 
'Tots or Teens'
So here's my card with one of the new release stamps called 'The Swing' isn't he a cutie, all coloured with promarkers.
There's still time to pop over and join in, so I look forward to seeing you over there.Don't forget to check the teamies lovely makes too.

Don't forget to check out the new stamps and digital stamps available now over at Nutcrafters.There is a wide range of adorable images designed by the lovely Katie.

Challenges:

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to and don't forget to enter my candy.I am heading to my Pain clinic tomorrow afternoon as I ended up not going last week in Hull so we'll see what the doc has to say.

Hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Birthday card for a friend

Evening lovely crafters,

Just a quick post to say hello and to share a card I made for someone special.I can't believe how many cards I've made in the last month but it has been so much fun too.Lots of birthdays and Mother's Day.This month I will hopefully get to make some random cards and have a few cards on hand such as Thinking of you, get well soon etc... It would be nice to be organised for a change- so who knows.... Probably wishful thinking .Here is my card. I used a Sheena douglass stamp and some freebie papers.


Thanks for popping by, feel free to join in with my candy.
I'll be back bright and early in the morning.
Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April showers

Morning again,

The new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow has been chosen by Jennifer:
'April showers(Umbrella or raindrops)'
I used both.

We'd love to see what you create using this theme so why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made also.

I used a Sheena Douglass 'A little bit sketchy' stamp set that I've had a while, some embossing powder and a freebie cloud embossing folder.
 See below for my stamp set blog candy:

I have an extra stamp set and I want to share it with one of my lovely followers to say thank you for always popping by and leaving me such lovely comments and for supporting me.I really do appreciate you all.I'm afraid I can only post out to the UK. 
To enter just leave me a comment, pop a pic of the candy in your sidebar with a link back here.If you'd like to be a follower too I would be honoured.You have until 30th April 2014 at 12 Noon.


Challenges


It's been a busy day for posts, it's just how the week has fell.Take care everyone, I've got an hospital appointment this afternoon at the Pain clinic so I hope it goes well.

Hugs Debs x

Tots and Teens - make a card either for or featuring a younger child or a teenager.

Morning,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Helen has chosen a theme of:

'Tots and Teens'
'make a card either for or featuring a younger child or a teenager.'
I chose one of the new digi stamps 'watering can' that is soon to be released from Katie at Nutcrafters.I got a few freebie papers together and cut a few bits out of the gardening paper to add interest.Hope you likey.

As always there are prizes to be won and lovely freebies to use.So why not pop over and join in with us and see what the rest of the talented teamies have made.

Challenges:

I'll be back in an hour with my last post of the day and a chance to win some candy.

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs Debs x

New Job

Morning all,

How are all my lovely crafting friends today? Hope you are all okay. 
Now what have I been up to this week: I had a lovely visit from my friends Sheila and Tom on Monday for a few hours. It was lovely to catch up with them and to have a little bit of crafty chat.Yesterday I had a lazy day as I was pretty sore with a little bit of crafting of course.

Here I am with a card using a recent forgotten funky - Funkyhand Shabby Saturday. I needed to make a card for my daughter as she has just started a new job doing home care and I wanted to show her how proud we are of her. Would you believe the only item I printed out was the insert to the card, everything else was in my left over file.



On 1 of my recent posts over on Get funky and craft  and on here I'd took a picture of how I store my left overs. As soon as I posted that picture I had to do something to make them more accessible:

 
Much tidier and easier to find the download left overs in my file now. So why not get your funkyhand bits and pieces out and craft with us. We'd love you to pop over to Get funky and craft to leave a comment and a link to your blogs or go to our Facebook page.

Challenges:

Hugs Debbie x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Christmas carol

Morning all, 
It's the 1st of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at 
Sparkles forum christmas. The lovely Pat has chosen:
'Inspired by a Christmas carol'
i chose 'Silent Night'


We'd love to see your Christmas creations and look at who our lovely sponsor is and what a fantastic prize:


There are lots of inspiring makes from the rest of the team as well as getting ahead with our Christmas cards etc....

Challenges:

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Hugs Debbie x  (Pop back tomorrow for a little bit of candy at 10am)