Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Non traditional colour Christmas


Well that's January over and it's 1st February now..... so the theme this month is: Non-traditional Colour chosen by the lovely Helen

So why not get prepared and join in with us over at Sparkles Christmas

For my card I used a 'Sheena' ivy stencil, distress inks, a word die and a freebie ivy stamp. Nice to make a different card shape for a change. Really enjoyed playing.
January has been a productive month here. I've made a few cards, 1 was a commission, have gone to see friends and a few friends have been to visit me and a lovely Sunday lunch at the local pub - very nice. Hope you've all had a good January.

Thanks for popping by.

Big hugs Debbie x

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Sparkle and glitter time…

 Happy New Year to you all,

Here's hoping you've had a great Christmas and are ready for 2023 now. It's the 1st of the month so time for a new Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

The theme this month is: Sparkle/Glitter Accents chosen by the lovely Zowie. So why not get prepared.

For my card I used a free stencil from my craft magazine, lots of inks, a Sue Wilson word die, a bow and a holly die coloured with inks and so much glitter. Can't beat some sparkle on a Christmas card.
Thanks for popping by. Here's to a good New Year.

Big hugs
Debbie x

Sunday, 25 December 2022

Merry Christmas friends

Merry Christmas to all my lovely blogging friends. Hope you’re all having a special time together.
Thank you for always supporting me and popping by and leaving me lovely comments.
Huge hugs
Debbie xxx


Thursday, 1 December 2022

Purple Christmas

 Hi all,

I'm late with my post today due to an impromptu weekend away to celebrate my 50th birthday which was amazing.....

It's Melanie's chosen December's challenge

'None traditional Christmas colours' so I used a Sheena stamp that I bought last year and had a fun time inking. I saw this idea in an old 'Simply cards and Paper crafting magazine '

Anyway we would love to see you over at 

Sparkles Christmas Challenge  as the teamies have created some beauties to inspire you.

Here's hoping you're all well. November has been a nice month of catching up with friends that I haven't seen for a long while, celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary then I spent 2 nights in a lodge near Pocklington which is just up the road from me . My daughter organised it, so we had a hot tub eek.... Quite a few gins, quality time for mother and daughter and a shopping trip near York too. I have been thoroughly spoilt by my family and friends which makes me feel so blessed. I am so lucky. 


creative knockouts - winter wonderland

incy wincy designs-christmas

Creative moments challenge-240-Winter

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Big hugs Deb's x

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Red Robins

 Hello all,

It's challenge time over at Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge and the lovely Caz has chosen the theme:

'Flying things with wings'

so I dug out a stencil and stamps and had fun.

We'd love you to join in with us as the teamies have created some beautiful inspiration. Hope to see you over there.


Simon says Stamp Monday challenge-Christmas

Creative knockouts challenge 476-anything-but-square

Allsorts challenge week-700-lets celebrate even Christmas

Cards Galore November 2022 challenge-Anything Goes

October has been quite a busy month with my daughter's 28th birthday - we went and painted some pottery at a cafe in Hull called 'Tea & Bisque it' which was so much fun for 2 hours , we had cake and a yummy hot chocolate. I painted the owl. Nice to try something different. Also met up with a friend for afternoon tea, had my yearly mammagram - all clear and met another friend for coffee and cake. Ooh and I went to the cinema.

Hope you're all keeping well and taking care. Thank you for popping by, you make my day.

Big hugs Debbie xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Pure Joy


Well it's Saturday 1st October.... eek so time for Sparkles forum Christmas challenge monthly challenge.

Dawn has chosen the theme - 'Holly and / or ivy so I added both to my Tag card:

Sheena Douglas' stamps came in handy for the holly and the ivy coloured by inking with my ink pads and watercolour pens on the ivy. the stencil arrived this week with my Simply cards and Papercraft magazine-perfect timing and the wooden word joy was from my stash. This card really clicked with me and I remembered how much I loved crafting again.
So why not join us and get christmas crafting. 

Hope you're all looking after yourselves. All good here. Thank you for the lovely comments last time - I had a super relaxing week staying with my Dad in Scotland. Lots of good food, wine and relaxation.  Perfect. Been pottering in the garden this month and walking Hunter my lovely staffie everyday. Bit cold yesterday though....
Stay cosy.
Hugs Debbie xx

Thursday, 1 September 2022

It's Clean and Simple time

  Morning all,

Well it's the 1st September so it's time for a new challenge

over at 'Sparkles Christmas challenge' and it's Billie's turn to choose:

'Clean and Simple'

So out came my Clearly Besotted dies and stamps and hey presto...

I'm in Scotland at my Dad's when this post goes live. A week of rest, relaxation, good food,drink and company. Perfect!!!

Thanks for popping by. Take care.

Huge hugs Debbie x

Non traditional colour Christmas

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