Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends,
Hope you've all had a special day.
 Thank you for your continued support. Your comments mean the world.
Here's a card I made for friends.
Have a nice boxing day tomorrow. 
We've got my daughter and her boyfriend coming for tea.
Challenges:
Big hugs
Debbie xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Morning,

Wow can you believe that it's the 1st of December....eek!! so it's time for a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
Joan has chosen the theme of:
'Winter Wonderland'
The background is a Sue Wilson die that I won on Facebook recently, it cuts beautifully. The pictures are recycled from last years christmas cards. A nice quick make but effective.
Why not join in with us over at:

Challenges:
creative knockouts challenge 326-winter holidays
Aud sentiments challenge 241-christmas-or-winter-sentiment
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-466-christmas of option of something with wings

What are you all up to over the weekend? I'm hoping to do some more Christmas cards, I've done quite abit Christmas shopping so far-mainly online due to still getting over my bad chest-6 weeks its taken. The good news is I've got my voice virtually back-whoopee.... 
The bad news is I fell over our dog hunter and hurt my ribs... whoops. Hubby picked me up from the floor. Gosh I wish I bounced like children tend to. 
Oh well onwards and upwards.
Take care everyone and thank you again for popping by and being so supportive.
Hugs Debbie xxxx

Friday, 1 November 2019

Santa

Morning,

It's the 1st of November so it's time for a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
Fiona has chosen the theme of:
'Santa'
It was nice to get inky for this card with my distress inks on the embossed background and sentiments.The image was from an old calendar(country companions).
We'd love you to join in with us teamies over at:

Challenges:
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-461 christmas/ option of make your own background
Fab n funky challenges-455-christmas
cute card thursday challenge-606-christmas holidays

Sorry I've not been around much but I've been down with a chest and throat bug so been on antibiotics and steroids.  
It's been very peaceful for my family as I haven't got much of a voice still.
 The joys.... Hope to get some more of my christmas cards done at the weekend. Stay cosy.
Thanks for all your lovely comments as always.
Hugs Debs xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Smile.....

Hello,
Apologies for being late in posting but I'd scheduled my card for the wrong date..... whoops. 
It's the 1st of October so it's time for a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
Jane has chosen the theme of:
'Make us laugh'
which was a challenge for me but I managed to use the words from an Indigo blu stamp and a 'From the heart' digital stamp.  These birdies still make me smile. I also used a 'John from next door' bauble embossing and die cutting folder. My hubby had the idea to put snowflakes in the baubles-I'm sure he's a secret crafter ha ha.....
Why not get ahead and join in with us teamies over at:

Challenges:
christmas blog challenge - use-your-favourite-embellishments - gems are my favourite embellishments
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge chnc-challenge-457=christmas/ optional for someone special
digi choosday wk-40-anything-goes-crafting-challenge

Thanks for all your lovely comments as always.
I've just got some new glasses. I have been given varifocals so I'm trying to get used to them....fun and games as always. Take care.
Hugs Debs xxx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Beautiful Poppies

Hi all,
Hope you're all well and enjoying your weekend. 
I'd like to wish my lovely friend 'Sheila' a Happy Birthday. She's a lover of poppies too like me. I'm late in wishing her a Happy birthday as I got my days mixed up..... silly billy. this is a card I made her this week. She's a fellow crafter and we message each other everyday. She's my rock
Challenges:
Well I'd better go and cook dinner with my hubby-it's a fry up tonight so nothing too taxing.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Big Hugs
Debbie xxxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Winter wishes........

Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
I've chosen the theme of:
'Winter wishes'
I used Cardio stamps wellie boots stamps which I love, embossed panels from my stash and dies.
                  Why not get ahead and join in with us teamies over at:

Challenges:

Thanks for all your lovely comments and for popping by to see me. I'm up in Scotland at my Mum's at the moment. Take care.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Snowtime.....

Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Caz has chosen the theme of:
'It's Snowtime'
I used some card, freebie dies, snow embossing folder, stamps and the word Snow that my friend Sheila had die cut for me.Quite a simple but effective scene I thought. I really enjoyed making it too. Plus it's another card for the box
Why not get ahead and join in with us teamies over at:

Challenges:
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge -448
dream valley challenge-206-christmas-in-july
cute n crafty christmas challenge-16-anything christmas/winter goes

Thanks for all your lovely comments and for popping by to see me.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Hugs

Hi all,
It's been a busy day with the food shopping being delivered, walking the dog, washing towels and making soup from leftover chicken bones and meat - I didn;t want to waist them. Hubby got out for a motorbike ride. 
Here's a card I wanted to share with you that i made a bit ago with an Indigo blu stencil, inks and a Sue Wilson Hugs die which I love. Must decorate envelopes more as I think it looks nice and special.
Challenges:

Hope you've had a nice sunny day wherever you are.

Take care
Debbie xxx

Monday, 1 July 2019

Include a Tree..

Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Jacky has asked us to:
'Include a Tree'
I used some papers and toppers from a Hunkydory freebie.
Why not pop over to:

and join with us.
The teamies have some fab inspiration to get your Christmas creative juices flowing. I'd like to welcome Heather to our Sparkles Christmas team. 
Challenges:
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-444-anything goes
crafting by designs - get-ready-for-christmas-june-edition
cute n crafty christmas challenge-15-Christmas/winter

I just wanted to thank you all for your support and well wishes for me and my Mum. I went up to Scotland for a week to spend time with my Mum and stepdad. Lots of quality time and a little shopping of course. I am travelling up and down to Scotland regularly as her health isn't too great.
Take care and have a great day.
Can you believe it's July already!

Hugs Debbie xxx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Reindeer Time

Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Fiona has chosen the theme :
'Include a Reindeer'
I used a clarity stamp reindeer die borrowed from my friend Sheila, an embossing folder and a rare earth stamp for the sentiments.
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in      with us.

Challenges:
crafting by designs Get ready for christmas
addicted to stamps challenge-343-holiday
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-440

Thank you for popping by to see me. 
Hugs Debbie xxx

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Birthday wishes

Hi all,
Apologies for not being around much lately. My Mum's not keeping so well so I keep popping up to Scotland to spend time with her. I was supposed to go this week but I'm down with a chest infection so hopefully I'll get next week. Fingers crossed. Hope you're all well and thank you for always supporting me. I'm still card making but not managing to post alot. I hope to rectify this and get around to seeing you all.
Anyway here's a card I recently made for a friend. Nice to get abit crafty and get out the embossing powder with my stamp.
Challenges:
as you like it challenge favourite-his-or-hers-and-why( can't beat a girly card to add gems, feathers for fun. Love pretty cards as you can never add too much)

See you all soon.
Big hugs 
Debbie xx

Monday, 1 April 2019

Feature a Creature

 Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Helen has chosen the theme :
'Feature a Creature'
I used my Crafts Too John Lockwood embossing & die cut folder, crafters companion snowflake border die, the rest was from my stash.
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:
Thank you for popping by to see me. I love to see what you've written to me.

Hugs Debbie xxx

Friday, 1 March 2019

A Vintage Christmas

 Morning all,
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Joan has chosen the theme :
'A Vintage Christmas card'
I used a Hunkydory topper & sentiment, paper from my stash and my new hunkydory die(Hunkydory Crafts -Moonstone dies laced with love)
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:

Thank you for popping by to see me. 

Hugs Debbie xxx


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Hunkydory Products Review

Hi all,
Here is a review of a couple more Hunkydory products. Both very useful too.
I have to say Hunkydory has done it again on quality products.
I was keen to try both the Moonstone dies and the 3 in 1 die brush.
The dies are reasonably priced, sturdy, easy to use and so detailed. The packaging is easy to cut so that the die can go back in it to be stored safely. They performed beautifully too. I have an electronic die cutter so had to put them through only once or twice with a heavier weight of card stock such as the Adorable Scorable card.

The 3 in 1 die is good value for money for under £10. Bearing in mind I've never used one of these tools before,  it was so easy to use. It brushed the majority of the pieces out of the card and die. The needle which is like a pokey tool gets rid of the rest. It is lightweight, easy to use and ergonomic. The spatula lifts the card out of the die too as advertised. 
I would recommend these dies and tools to anyone.
Here are 2 cards using both items:



Thanks for popping by and seeing me.
Hugs Debbie xx

Hunkydory Magazine Review

Hi all,
I'm blogging today about the magazine - Crafting with Hunkydory - Issue-45. I was asked earlier this month to do a review of it and some of their products which I was excited to do. 
Good points:
Quality glossy magazine at a reasonable price, easy to read, interesting, useful tutorials using the free products in the magazine as well as showing past/new product releases. The step by step tutorials are inspiring  and encourage a beginner as well as an experienced crafter to try different techniques. 

The Paper crafting kit is excellent quality and there is nothing I wouldn't use. I loved the die 'Sending you love', it gives a clean, crisp cut. Been a quality die I fully expect it to last well and provide many more cuts. The free stamp set stamps beautifully too. There are no short cuts on quality with these items. All packaging is of great quality too and stores the dies and stamps etc after each use.

Bad points:
I found no bad points to report for this edition of the magazine or for the free gift enclosed. 

I would definitely buy this magazine again as it is under £10 and well worth it.
Here are some cards that I created with the free gifts:


I used a Hunkydory stepper card blank and a card blank that I had in my stash.
This is my honest opinion.

Thanks for popping by to see me and for your lovely comments.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello,
How are we all today? 
It's been a beautiful sunny day here in East Riding of Yorkshire.
Hope you're all having a nice Valentine's Day if you celebrate it. 
Here's a card I made yesterday - last minute as always - for my lovely hubby.
Challenges:

Thank you for popping by my blog. I appreciate each and everyone of you. 
Big hugs
Debbie xxx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Poinsettia time

                                               Morning all,
Can you believe it's February already.....????
There is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Angela has chosen the theme :
'Poinsettia'
So out came my dies and a die cut background my lovely friends Sheila & Tom gave me. My Poinsettia plant is surviving still so a perfect background for my card.
Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in                                                       with us.
Challenges:
Thank you for all your lovely comments 

Hugs Debbie xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Add some Sparkle

Morning all,
Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Years Eve.
'Happy New Year!!!!'
Hope it's a happy and healthy 2019 for you all xxx
Anyway there is a new challenge over at:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
The lovely Jane has chosen the theme :
'Add some sparkle'
So lets get the glitter out....
Everything I've used were either given to me or a freebie, nice to use some of my stash.

Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created and why not join in with us. It's one way to get organised for next Christmas even if it does sound too soon, it is worth it. 
A big warm welcome to our new DT members..'Welcome ladies' xx
Challenges:
Thank you for all your lovely comments and lovely support last year. I do try to get around you to see your creations when i can.
Have a great New Years Day whatever you're up to.
Hugs
Debbie xxx

Not a card in sight....

 Morning so it's time for a new challenge over at: Sparkles Forum Christmas Angela 'Anything but a card' I thought I wou...