Saturday, 1 January 2022

Winter Scene

Hello,

 it's the 1st of January 2022!

Happy New Year

How are we all? Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Just a quiet new year here as usual and my daughter cooked Christmas dinner which was a lovely change. Tasted beautiful too. I was on gravy duty which was fine. Special memories.

 Time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge

The theme this time is chosen by Caz which is:

'A Winter Scene'

I used some Hunkydory goodies a crafters companion famiy die and clearly besotted stamp set.

We'd love you to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies at Sparkles Christmas challenge have made.

Challenges:

Christmas blog challenge - anything-christmas-goes

Creative knockouts-anything-goes

Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 575 - anything goes

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, it makes my day reading them. It's been another busy month as December is for us all.  Met up with a friend for long lunch as we'd not managed to meet up since before Covid began and I had a lovely trip up to Scotland to stay with my Dad for 5 days - very special. Took Mum some roses, it's a beautiful rose garden at the Crematorium. The gardens are stunning. Well no doubt you are all full with yummy chocolates and Christmas nibbles looking forward to a new year.

Take care. 

Big hugs Debbie xxx



Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Pink & Black Christmas

 Hello,

Well it's the 1st of December - eek can you believe it???  Time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge

The theme this time is chosen by Billie which is:

'Non-traditional Christmas colours'

It stumped me for a few days but I came across some pink and black Craftwork card papers and die cut some houses and trees etc...


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

Challenges:

Crafty catz challenge-574-anything-goes-optional twist non-traditional christmas colours

Dream valley challenges-260-christmas

Creatalicious challenges-224-anything-goes-optional christmas

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, it means so much to me. It's been another busy month with a few appointments, cuppas out and meeting up with friends. just back from a night away with my daughter to celebrate my birthday which was amazing. 

Take care. Big hugs Debbie xx


Monday, 1 November 2021

Present time

 Hello,

Well it's the 1st of November so time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge

The theme this time is chosen by Dawn which is 'Christmas Presents'...

So I decided to make a present envelope gift box by using a freebie perfume sample box I'd saved as a template. I got my Inkydoodles stamps out and started decorating. I made a gift tag too.







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

Challenges:



Thank you for popping by and leaving such lovely comments. It's been a busy month with an appointment each week, hopefully after this month I should get a break from them. It's just how they've landed. My yearly Mammagram was all clear so that's a bonus . I've also been to the theatre to see Dirty Dancing, it was amazing but very busy. 

Hugs Debbie xx

Friday, 1 October 2021

Flora and/or Fauna

Hello my lovelies,

Well it's the 1st October, can you believe it? I certainly can't. 

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum christmas challenge

Helen has chosen the theme of: Flora and/or Fauna - I had to look the meaning of fauna up as I couldn't remember....

I tried using my cardio stamps but ended up with my studio light pad as my creativity wouldn't surface... 

So why not pop over and join in with us. The teamies creations are lovely as always.

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnuts christmas -challenge-561 Christmas with the option of adding the word JOY

allsorts challenge week-643-anything-goes-with-option-of nature

christmas with the cuties challenge-no-53-theme-rudolph-and friends

Well that's all from me today. Thank you again for your lovely comments - they really do make a difference to me. Your support is amazing. Hope you are all keeping as well as you can be.

Huge hugs

Debbie xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Christmas stockings time

 Hi all,

It's the 1st of September so time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and it's Heather's turn to choose the theme which is:

'Christmas Stockings'

I looked on Pinterest for some inspiration then ended up doing something totally different with some stamping and heat embossing with my stockings. Think they were from a Nigel May stamp set and the papers are from my stash. 

We would love you to pop over and join in with us over at:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

                                                    Challenges:

Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-557 - Anything goes Christmas, optional embossing

sir stampalot challenge - time to celebrate

I had hoped to blog some more of my cards this month but as usual time has got away with me. I must TRY Harder....

My Dad came down from Scotland to visit a couple of weeks ago and stayed  3 nights with me and a couple with my sister which was nice. We enjoyed a nice meal out which we haven't done alot of since last March and Covid.

It makes these times extra special. I'm heading up to Scotland with my sister Karen for a long weekend on Friday to sort through Mum's clothes as Bob wants us to do it which is absolutely fine. A fine chance to take mum some flowers and catch up with Bob.

Hope you are all keeping well and muddling through as we do. Crafting sure helps.

Thank you for your visits and comments too.

Big Hugs Debbie x

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Christmas Music time

  Hi all,

It's the 1st of August so time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and it's Debbie's turn to choose the theme which is:

'Christmas Music'

The song 'Driving Home for Christmas' popped in my head so that is what my card is based around using my Studio Light pad. I haven't crafted for a few weeks since getting home from Scotland so I really enjoyed pottering with my crafty stash.

We would love you to pop over and join in with us over at:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

The teamies have made some beautiful creations to inspire you.

Thank you for all your lovely comments for my last card and about my visit home to Scotland. I had a really special time up there for a week and found it really comforting too.

Challenges:

Winter Wonderland blog challenge

Creative craft cottage challenge-142-christmas-in-july

Creative Knockouts -Christmas-in-July

Well that's all from me today. Take care and than you for popping by.

Hugs Debbie xx

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Lots of Snowflake

 Hi all,

It's the 1st of July so time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and it's my turn to choose the theme which is:

'Snowflakes - more than 1'

I used a Crafter's Companion snowflake die, a sheet of light green craftwork cards paper from my stash and a freebie stamp I've had a while.


Why not pop over and support the rest of the teamies and add to your Christmas card stash early. It sure helps me to be more prepared for Christmas.

Here's hoping you are all getting some of the beautiful sunshine we've been having lately. I've been pottering around in the garden and had a night away in a lodge with my daughter Shannen last month so it's been nice. 

I am currently in Scotland staying with my Dad for the first time since Mum's funeral in October. It's the first chance I've been able to get up due to covid  restrictions and my health so it'll be so nice to hug him at last. A special time indeed and I'm hoping to take some flowers to my Mum in the Rose garden next to the Crematorium too.

Challenges


Take care my lovelies and thank you for popping over to see what I've been up to and supporting me. 

Big hugs Debs xx

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