Wednesday 27 July 2011

Feeling Tyred Card!


I thought I'd make a card for my brother in law to cheer him up after his foot operation on Monday. So I went for a justinklined digi image that I've had a while. Hope he likes it.

I used: Papers are from the Curio paper pad,Justinklined digi image coloured in with promarkers and distress in used around the edges, computer printed sentiment-distress ink, card candy coloured with promarkers and 2 strips of black doodlebug  paper frills.Thought it was quite a fun image.
Crafty catz weekly challenge 92 - no pink or blue allowed
Die cut dreams challenge 94 - animal antics
I love promarkers challenge 76 anything goes
Sarah Hurley challenge 45 - colouring
Aud sentiments challenge 33 - We want to see the sentiment "Enjoy Your Day" or any other sentiment to make someone smile.

Have a nice day.

Love Debs x

Saturday 23 July 2011

Fetch a Sketch Challenge


Not had much of a chance to craft this week, so decided today was the day .Hubby's gone to Oliver's Mount, Scarborough to watch the motorbikes and my daughter was at work - peace....!
I followed the sketch from Fetch a sketch.
I used Nellies multi frames to die cut the circles and the LOTV image (using the out the box technique that I've seen on spellbinders shows(first time and it worked!),a LOTV image that came from their sporty boys cute squares already printed, papers are from my stash, orange card, card candy and sentiment stamp.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 2 - follow the sketch
Lili of the valley thursday challenge challenge 106 - fun and games
Totally papercrafts - one for boys
Totally gorjuss challenge 90 - punch or die

Well that's all for today.  Need to get the spaghetti bolognaise organised for my Mum in law coming for tea.

Love Debs x

Saturday 16 July 2011

Pink and Blue!

Has it been a dull rainy day with you?  I can't complain really as we've had some lovely days this week.It could be worse..... Here's a birthday card I made today:
I used blue card, pink card, pink mirror board, gingham pink paper - freebie, blue spotted paper -Polkadoodles(double sprinkles of Kraft cd rom), sentiment stamp, LOTV image coloured with promarkers,pink ribbon, blue stars and silver gems.
I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Promarker challenge, week 108 theme - gingham
Totally Papercrafts challenge 75 -girly girls
Lili of the valley thursday challenge 105 - pink and blue
Ellephantastic challenges - celebration
Creative Inspirations challenge 120 - no flowers allowed

Have a great weekend.

Love Debs x

Friday 15 July 2011

It's Friday !


Hope you've all got this beautiful weather, shame about the midges....  Once I'd hung the washing out decided to get cracking on a birthday card for a man. I decided to use my Popcorn the bear Mens Cd rom by Crafters companion as I haven't used it for a while to make an easel card.  The decoupage, sentiment and papers are all from it.  So here it is:

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafters Companion monthly challenge 14 - one for the boys
Totally Gorjuss challenge 88 summertime
Craft your days away challenge 24 - fancy folds (Easel card).

Some good news - I came 1st in the Get funky and craft challenge (Funky Hand)  so I won a download from them.  I am really chuffed.  I also won a prize of a 10 piece door hanger kit from Elephantastic challenge blog(June).  That's all folks.

See you soon.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 13 July 2011

And the Winner is.......................................

The winner of my blog candy is...........................Shell Shearer Swinscoe.

Well done Shell.  Send your details to me.  My email address is:  and I'll pop your prize in the post.  Can you put 'Blog candy winner' in the subject line please.  Thank you to everyone who entered and welcome to my new followers.

Catch you all soon.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Blog Candy!

I am offering 2 tickets to the 'Summer Crafting' at Doncaster Racecourse which is on the 16th and 17th July and 2 new SWALK stamps. I can't make it to the show but I wanted one of my lovely followers to have a treat for all the support I've received on my blog.  I 'm not sure how to keep this post  at the top!

To enter -

  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Post a pic on you sidebar linked back to my blog
  • Leave a comment on this post with your full name and blog address.
Candy closes midnight 12 July 2011.  Good luck.

Love Debs x

A card for my Step Dad.


Just a quick post tonight as I'm pretty shattered after being at my M.E group.  I'd like to say a huge Thank you to Jules for giving me a shout out on her blog. She spread the word on her blog about my blog candy.  She's a very talented crafter and a great friend.
I made this card for my Step Dad's birthday which is on Friday.
I used a My Craft Studio Cd rom for the image, the papers and the sentiment was typed.I used distress inks to do some blending and to make it look aged and added some string.I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's really different for me.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity challenge - colour-recipe - chocolate and cream.
Die cut dreams challenge 93 dawns recipe-3 shapes, 2 colours, 1 ribbon (bow or other)
3 shapes - square image, roughly shaped map paper and a rectangle sentiment,
2 colours - brown and cream,
Crafty catz weekly challenge 90 - vintage look
Papercrafting journey - challenge 14 - for him

Hope you've had a great day.

Love Debs x

Thursday 7 July 2011

A Sketch by new challenge blog Fetch a Sketch!


Does it ever happen to you when you've got the papers and everything laid out and you just want to craft but it gets late and other things get in the way.  That's what happened yesterday, so while I was watching Waterloo road last night with my daughter I had the urge to get crafting.  It's like an itch you have to scratch!!!!!  I followed the sketch from the new Sketch challenge blog - Fetch a sketch. Go and visit as it's run by the lovely Jenny and Ruth - very talented ladies.  Here's the sketch:
All the papers, the sentiment and the houses are from 'Double Sprinkles of Kraft' which is a fab cdrom, inked around the oval shape and added some ribbon looped and some card candy.
I love these fresh colours.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Fetch a sketch - challenge 1-sketch above
Polkadoodle week 26 challenge - home sweet home
Aud Sentiments challenge 32- sentiments with at least 2 Words

See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Flowery card


Well I managed to escape the confines of the house yesterday to attend my Tuesday M.E group which is run by the NHS. Still feeling chesty but it was nice to get out.  I had my body guard with me - my daughter. She offered to keep me company and she wanted to keep an eye on me, bless her.  Shattered today but it was worth it. Thank goodness it's cooler today, I can't believe how hot it's been here - did you get dive bombed by green flies Monday and yesterday? Yuk........
Anyway here's my card for today.  I followed the sketch on Get funky . I love sketches.

For my Easel card I've used papers and a flower digi from 'Papercraft Factory' cd rom by Funky Hand, Purple ribbon, buttons, card candy, I paper pieced the digi flower heads and coloured them with promarkers and used a sentiment stamp. The colours remind me of ice cream colours.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Get funky and craft -sketch challenge
Charisma cardz challenge 26 - ice-cream colours
Papertake weekly challenge anything goes, optional extra - buttons

By for now.

Love Debs x

Saturday 2 July 2011

Daughter Card using the Papertake Weekly Sketch


Another gorgeous day in Sunny Yorkshire, the washing is out and I've been making a card for my Daughter to tell her how proud we are of her.  She's taken her GCSE ' s, been working full time at the local hotel housekeeping and also done some extra hours for another job to help in their busy periods.  Shannen's also enrolled on her college course and did so well on the literacy test that she's doing a higher level of the Art and 3D Design. I followed the sketch over at Papertake weekly challenge .
I used papers from a Forever Friends paper pack, purple and white card,my Tatty Teddy freebie stamp, buttons, daughter stamp, sakura pens and a computer sentiment.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake weekly challenge - sketch 57
Crafty cardmakers challenge 49 -spots & stripes (used stripey paper and spotty buttons)

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

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