Monday 28 February 2011

Two ribbons & a charm

These were the requirements for the Polkadoodles challenge as well as using any of your favourite stamps.  So I got my  LOTV stamp out.
I used a Green base card
backing paper& scalloped circle -Polka doodles Paper boutique vol 1
Pearlescent green backing paper
 LOTV stamp coloured with promarkers
With Love stamp-Docrafts club freebie
Flowers - Joanna Sheen
Green Doodle dewdrops
Ribbon-Polka doodles fru fru boutique
Charm-hand saying handmade-The Range.

I'm going to enter this card in the LOTV challenge blog too.  For the challenge you need to use circles and a LOTV image.

Sorry it's been a while but I've been feeling a bit under the weather. Hope you're all well.
Take care x

Monday 21 February 2011

Card for Christy at Tiddly Inks

A week ago Christy from
requested volunteers to make a card each to send to her friend Kellie who is turning 40 soon, so I gave her my details and she forwarded two  lovely digi images and some backing papers to help us all in making the card. Well that's mine done, so I'm going to pop it in the post tomorrow for her.  Hope she likes it. My printer decided to play up but it played ball eventually thank goodness. Sorry if the photo isn't that great.It's the clearest I could get.
How did I make it:
A5 white centura pearl card,
black card and red card for matting and layering,
red ribbon
cut out and coloured the number 40 with a red promarker,
cut out the digi stamp and coloured with black & red promarkers & a black fine liner too,
Printed out the sentiment and a matching insert with the digi on-reduced the size using my craft studio.

Had a lovely time with my daughter today, we popped to 'The Range' as she needed some supplies for her graphics and it gave me a chance to have a look at the craft stuff, I only got some brads how good was I !!!!!! Then we went to the cinema to see 'Gnomeo and Juliet'.  It was fantastic, we had such a laugh.
Well that's all for today.  x

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Friend card


It's one of those days when you have lots of crafty goodies but can't seem to get going.  That was me today, a sketch seems to help, so I decided to make an entry to the LOTV challenge blog using Dawny P's sketch.  Once I saw the sketch there was no stopping me.  It's my first challenge with LOTV.

It took me ages to photograph but at last its done. Hope you've all had a good day.Still got the sniffles and a bit chesty so stayed put today.  Thought it best not to go to my healthy eating class - didn't want to pass any bugs onto the learners.  Crafting is always the best medicine. 
Whoops forgot to say what I used:
LOTV cute squares,
red & pink card.
Used my cuttlebug to emboss the dots on.
backing papers from 'my mind's eye' paper pack, pink gems & friend stamp from Polka doodles.
Bye for now x

Just heard from Sue at Scoopystuff blog about the gorgeous digi stamps available at  She's a very talented lady. You can also get this cute stamp free before 12.00 today, so pop over to Sylvia Zets blog for more information. Be quick
This is the stamp-gorgeous:

 See you soon.

 Debs x

Sunday 13 February 2011

Valentine's day card

Well, I finished my card for my hubby today.  Cutting it a bit fine I know......
He hates cards with alot on them. Creative to us but fussy to him.
Plain and simple is the order of the day.

I decided to do the whole card around the envelope shape.
What did I use:
Forever Friends Cd-rom.
Attach the envelope image and cut around the shape.
Decoupage the bears and the lower part of the envelope.
Hunkydory diamond sparkle on the rose with a quickie glue pen.
Printed out the heart shaped sentiment that I'd typed and add an insert with a cute verse.
Hope he likes it.

That's all for now. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  xx

Friday 11 February 2011

Get Funky - Going Round In Circles challenge


I am entering my card into the Funky hand challenge blog.  To enter the theme is: Going Round In Circles so they want to see all sorts of circles whether it's on the paper, card shape etc and
 you must use at least one Funky Hand product.
 What did I use:
 Funky Hand Papercraft Factory Cd-rom : Free romance paper collection - 2 papers, teapot & cups digi stamp
 A 'Just for you' stamp
Marianne creatables flower die and circle die,
 Brad & black gems
Cut out a circle easel card from white card.

Got a few sniffles today - the joys, it's amazing how therapeutic crafting can be.
That's it for now the ironing is calling.
Debs x

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Cardmaking & Papercraft challenge


This is the sketch for the Cardmaking & Papercraft challenge.
I decided to enter my card into this challenge.

What did I use:
Cream 5" by 5" card blank, aqua card, Kate knight backing paper, LOTV stamp, pink ribbon & pink gems.

Quite pleased with the colours for a change. Instead of choosing the papers first, I coloured in my image first. I had a lovely  couple of hours colouring in my stamped images - how nice is it to sit and colour using promarkers.  Nice and relaxing.

That's all for now.

Debs x 

Sunday 6 February 2011

I've been given an award!!!!

Look what I've been given from the lovely Karen at

Thank you so much, i am over the moon. You are very kind.Really appreciate it.

In accepting the award I've had to agree to the following conditions:-

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.

3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

I nominate the following blogs for this award, although there are lots of lovely blogs out there which I enjoy reading, but I'm afraid I can't pick them all!

That's all for tonight.Take care. x

Saturday 5 February 2011

Dad's birthday cards!

Decided to make an easel card for my Dad's birthday card which was for today.
I used a picture from a whippet calendar,
cream card,
gold mirror board,
copied the picture to have a faded background sheet using my craft studio
and printed a verse off.

For a Grandad card I used a sheet from Craftsuprint and printed it out onto super smooth white card
 and cut around it and decoupaged some of the tools.

My Dad liked his cards, especially the whippet one, bless him.  I popped down to deliver them today.
Just a quick post tonight.
Bye for now

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