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Friday, 30 May 2014

Forgotten Funky time

Morning,

Thank goodness for the schedule button on our blog posts - I very rarely see 6am unless I'm catching a train up to Scotland..... How are we all today? Here's hoping the rain is well away and that Mr Sunshine will be making an appearance!!!!!

It's time for the funkettes to re-visit the incredibly beautiful Funkyhand Summer Wedding paper download.The colours and designs are very soft and subtle, yet they definitely say 'summer'.Fab papers and cute little alphabets too.


Here's my card:

I decided to go all out with some heart shapes folded in half for dimension.I also wanted to use as many of the papers as I possibly could. 
The rest of the funkettes are showing off their designs with the forgotten funky over at Get funky and craft inspirational blog.I'm sure they would love you to pop over and tell them what you think of their gorgeous creations.

Challenges:

Well that's it from me today. I'm hoping to pop to visit my friend Julia this afternoon, so here's hoping my body behaves itself and lets me go. Have a great day.

Hugs Debbie x

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

One for the boys

Morning again,

It's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Helen's turn to choose the theme of:
'For the boys'

Here's a card that I made for my Special Step-Dad Bob using an embossing folder and a digital stamp from Just Inklined, coloured with pencils.


Challenges:
simply create too challenge-62-fathers-day-or-for-male
hiding in my craft room-150-let-hear-it-for-boy
crafting for all seasons challenge-78-boys-will-be-boys

Well that's all my posts for today. 
Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate all your lovely comments.

Hugs Debs x

Happy Days!!!!

Morning lovely crafters,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and I've chosed the theme for this one which is:
 'Animals or Insects.'

I've used some of the digital stamp set 'farmyard friends, cloud embossing folder(I cut out some of the clouds for dimension) and banner die.The images were all coloured with pomarkers.

amyself and the teamies would love you to pop over and join in with us.

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)

Challenges:
When this post goes live I'll be heading to Selby to take my car in for it's service. While we are waiting we'll have a look round the shops and grab a cuppa and something to eat.Have a super day whatever you're up to.

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Things with wings

Hi all,

Did you all have a nice Bank holiday weekend.I popped to meet my Dad at Costa Coffee on Sunday which was nice. We had a nice catch up.I then planted my hanging baskets and pots.Another Spring job done.I love to see them grow.
I thought I'd share a butterflies card that I sent to my lovely friend Sheila quite a while ago. I just haven't had time to blog it.

I love this Kaisercraft butterflies stamp, it is so lovely to stamp with. I used an embossing folder and one of my distress inks to tie it all in together.

As you can see I've actually managed to put a couple of tabs at the top of my blog - I've been wanting to do it for a while and managed it over the weekend - I'm still learning so bear with me. i just wanted to make my blog a little tidier.

Hope you're all okay and I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of DT cards.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fairy time

Hi all,
Today has been a better day as I'm moving alot better and not so stiff and sore - thank goodness.My appointment at the 'Pain clinic' went well so only one more pain medication to try.
I've had a nice afternoon colouring this stamped image.It's been sat on my side since the weekend.I got there in the end though and quite pleased with it.



This image is one of the fairy stamps from Lili of the valley - Fairy with Dove which I won a while back with some mermaid ones too.The paper pack is there's too.

Challenges:
I hope you've had a nice day.It's been a beauty again - tomorrow isn't looking so good but we've done well lately.I received my Lili of the valley stamps that I chose with my voucher that I won over a week ago, dying to play with them.


Thanks for popping by.I have started to watermark my images as I've heard lately that alot of crafter's work has been used elsewhere, so my lovely hubby downloaded a free program from the internet. and I designed it with him. Better to be safe than sorry!

Hugs Debs x

Pretty girlie

Morning,

Well we've had a few more nice days, I've been able to get all my washing up to date and a little bit of weeding.Mind you I was feeling it yesterday, oh well onwards and upwards.

It's Midway Reminder time over at Nutcrafters and lets see those numbers. We'd love you to pop over to see what the rest of the teamies have made and to join in with us.

For my card this time I have used Nutcrafters - Playing Princess digi stamp.


Challenges:
Thanks for popping by.See you all soon.
Hugs Debs x

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Sunny Saturday

Well it's another gorgeous sunny day in lovely East Riding of Yorkshire, the washing is blowing on the line, hubby is working on his bike, the house is tidy, not sure for how long, the radio is on and I'm singing along - well why not and I thought. I'm not really a sun bather so thought I'd do a bit of colouring and make a card.
I used some papers, a flower and sentiment from Polkadoodles - 'Sundae of Seasons' cdrom, and this amazing digi stamp is from the lovely Nikky (Mrs Polkadoodles herself).There's still time to join in their 5th birthday blog hop and to trap the freebie images and papers of the original DT members from the beginning.

Challenges:

Thanks for popping by.Have a super weekend.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Polkadoodles 5th Birthday

Hi all,

Just a quick post to remind you about the fantastic mini blog hop that Polkadoodles has going on until 30th May 2014. There are freebie digi stamps on offer of the original design team and fabulous freebie papers too in celebration of their 5th birthday.
Congratulations to Nikky and her teamies.Polkadoodles create some amazing products and you can't fail to love her style.To join in click here.

See you over there and 'Happy Birthday Polkadoodles'

Animals

Morning all,

Well it's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Shaz's turn to choose the theme which is: 
'animals'

So why not get crafting and join in with us, we'd love to see you over there.The rest of the team have made some lovely creations to inspire you.

For my card I've used a 'Penny Black' stamp set and coloured with pencils and promarkers.I added some glossy accents to the balloon and the bubble heart.
I was quite pleased with this card and I loved making it.

Challenges:

Thanks for popping by today.

Hugs Debs x

1 today

Good morning,

There's a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and Gemma has chosen the theme of:
'Numbers'
so please add numbers to your creations.

There are lovely prizes to be won as well as amazing cards from my teamies to inspire you, so why not join in.Remember there are also freebies at the top of the page to use.

I have chosen to use a digi stamp from the stamp set 'Fresh start' then copied and pasted another bunny.All coloured with promarkers.I also added some text using my graphics program.I cut some clouds out of an embossing folder and used a grass die.Some glossy accents added a lovely shine on the balloons.

Challenges:
Well I've had an early start today as hubby needed me to follow him to the garage to drop off his car and bring him back home.
I got some lovely news on Sunday that I had won the last challenge on The Ribbon Girls blog, so I got a £10 voucher for their shop and a £10 voucher for Lily of the valley. I feel so lucky.I couldn't believe it.

I'll be back at 10am with another post. I'm hoping that I'll be able to craft today as I had all my crafty stash out yesterday but just couldn't think straight and settle. Have a super day whatever you're up to.
Hugs Debs x

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Night Night Georgie

Here's another new release from the lovely Anice at funkyhand.
This is the lovely  'Night, Night Georgie.'Isn't she cute with a little touch of attitude.You can have your your own Georgie digital stamp for only £1.49 


Here's a card with a triangle front with the fab Funkyhand Minty-madness paper. I have a feeling this little lady doesn't think it's time for bed yet!!! 



There are lots of inspiration from all of the funkettes over at Funkyhand. Also over at Get Funky and Craft we post on a Wednesday and on a weekend with inspiration, techniques and tutorials.

Challenges:

Well I hope you have a lovely weekend and I'd love to know whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Fading Beauty

Afternoon,

Well I am feeling like my old self today thank goodness, a good couple of hours resting yesterday afternoon and a good nights sleep. Well I've flicked a duster around - must still be under the weather!!!! ha ha, and I'm sat with a cuppa while doing this post.Thank you for the get well wishes yesterday and lovely comments as always.

Enough chat, time to share with you the new release over at Funkyhand towers. Anice has been very busy designing and keeping the funkettes busy creating and showing off this paper download which is lush.It's called 
'Fading Beauty' and it sure is a beauty and great to use for any occasion!!!

You get 20 A4 sheets for £2.99, a bargain.

Here's my card with lots of yummy layers to show as many as the papers as possible:
These papers are so soft and subtle and very beautiful.I wasn't sure about this card at first but it's growing on me.I used quite a few different dies too.

Challenges:
I'll be back soon with another new release - we are being very spoilt today...

Hugs Debs x

Friday, 9 May 2014

In the garden

Afternoon all,

Just a quick post today as I'm feeling a bit yukky today and can't sit at the computer for long. Between finishing this card this morning I've been hunting ants - yuk, they only seem to come out when it's just me, mind you Shamus has now seen them so has been checking for ant nests and holes - to no avail. The hunt will continue. Anyway here's my card:
I used some of the Little Claires 'fabulous day' stamp set that I won a few months ago.These stamps are amazing quality and great to colour in.

Challenges:
I've had this tag made for a while, I made it for the last Little Claires challenge but missed the deadline - what am I like, so I decided to make a card around it with a few layers.

Well that's me for now.It's time for a cuppa. Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spring Showers

Back again with a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters. You've got another week to join in with our 'Bingo' challenge. For my card this week I have chosen the line with a 
girly image,
paper punch or die cuts,
gems, glitter or bling.

I have used a background die, a grass die, funkyhand mothers day download paper, cloud embossing folder cut out, lots of swirly gems,Nutcrafters Teen Seasons - April digital stamp-coloured with promarkers & spectrum noirs and a sentiment from my funkyhand offcuts.


Hope you like it. So why not pop over, see what the rest of the DT have made and hopefully inspire you to join in with us.Don't forget there are prizes on offer too.

Challenges
That's all for today. Thank you for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

A little bit more Sepia

Morning crafters,

It's my turn to do a post on our Get funky and craft blog So what did you think of our Memories in Sepia paper download that was recently released.It is one of my favourites. The papers are just so beautiful.


Here's a card I made using: this paper download, my dies, some wooden buttons and bakers twine.
This was my favourite of the 3 cards I made using the download. You also don't need to have cutting dies, simple matting and layering can produce a lovely card.As you know I love to die-cut - I probable use my ebosser so much more than I used to use to use my cuttlebug. Mind you us crafters seem to be good at collecting and building up our crafty collections.

When I was tidying up my craft cupboad I sorted out my dies and now I keep most of them in a cd wallet which is much easier and tidier.I saw this idea on someone's blog.

Challenges:
Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debbie x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A card for Mum

Hi everyone,

How are all? Hope you've had a nice bank holiday weekend.On Saturday I went to visit my daughter Shannen at her new flat. She's been there for a month but I've not been able to go as there are quite a few stairs, but I took my time and it was so nice to see where she is living now.We made some poached eggs which I've never made before which turned out okay. Yesterday I had a lazy day and rested most of it as I was pretty sore after the day before.My Mum in law popped round which was nice. Today hubby has been working on his motorbike and I've done a little bit of crafting which I enjoyed.

Here's a card I made for my Mum recently but didn't get a chance to blog it.


I used my Sheena Douglass 'a little bit sketchy stamp'. I love this daisy stamp.I also an inked up an embossing folder and added some flowers, ribbon and pretty lace.The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat - love her papers, digital stamps and sentiments.

Challenges:
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of DT posts. Thanks for popping by my blog.

Hugs Debbie x

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Baby it's cold outside........... it's not really!!!! & blog candy winner.

Morning all,

Well, how are we all today? I had a lovely time in town with my daughter - we had a little shop and a nice lunch.Nice to have some quality time together.

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and it's the lovely Brenda who has picked the theme of
  
'Baby it's cold outside(hats, scarf, gloves.winter gear.)'

I used a Nitwits freebie stamp set which my lovely friend Julia gave me, the background stamping and the snowman etc all stamped in memento ink with a touch of promarkers on the snowman.Really enjoyed doing this card.



The sponsor this month is:


You can win a surprise prize

We'd love to see your Christmas creations 
There are lots of inspiring makes from the rest of the design team. Also a chance of getting ahead with our Christmas cards etc....

Challenges:
abc christmas challenge - i-is-for-ice
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 2-extra-for-may-2014

Well that's it from me today, but before I go I'd like to announce the winner of my stamp candy which goes to:
Marg
Congratulations Marg, please send me an email within the week so I can post your stamp set prize to you.My email is bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk.
Thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy, sorry I can't give you all something.
Hugs Debs x