Tuesday 31 January 2012

Grandad card

Hi all,

Just a quick post as feeling a little under the weather.  At least I managed a bit of crafting this afternoon using a Nutcrafters stamp - walk in the park.  I thought it would be just right for a card for Shannen to send to my Dad.
I used the stamp as mentioned above-coloured with promarkers and pencils. papermania capsule cranberry and apple papers, polkadoodles Grandad stamp, recycled some black buttons off my old coat and some off cuts of green card.

nutcrafters challenge-10-anything goes
sweet stampin challenge lets-see-those-animals
cupcake craft challenge-177-recycle.
fussy and fancy challenge-55-polka-dots.
ces challenge-70-check-it-out.

Back soon.  Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Ist Christmas card of 2012


I never thought I would utter these words until the end of the year  - it's like a swear word in January I know but I want to be more organised so why not!  Don't know if it'll carry on through the year but hey ho I'll give it a go. I started this card last night and finished it off this morning after my shopping had been delivered.  Hoping to do some more crafting later.  I created this card to match the challenge at abc christmas challenge blog , I didn't realise there were so many xmas challenges about.Without further ado here it is:

I used my Fancy pants - Saint Nick paper pad for the sentiment the border and backing paper.My Tatty Teddy freebie stamps from Creativity magazine last year - coloured with promarkers, glitter and paper pieced the post box and the stocking from red card. 

abc christmas challenge - b for bears and bling
sparkles forum christmas challenge- christmas stockings
crimbo crackers - challenge 7 for child
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge 56 - have a heart (heart on the stocking being carried)
paper sundaes challenge 104 - paper piecing on my post box ,stocking and hat
fussy and fancy challenge - let it snow

Well that's it from me for now.  Can I say welcome to my new follower and thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Friend card!


Gosh I'm rolling the cards out these last couple of days,  I'm trying to post more often if I can.  Well the legs are alot better today thankfully but I don't seem to have achieved much today yet - there's still time!!!!  Here's a card I made yesterday for a friend using Wryn by the talented Christy of Tiddly inks. I also found these scraps of paper from ages ago and this multi-coloured ribbon so thought I'd use them up.
I used some scraps of papers not sure what they were sorry!, some multi coloured ribbon that I'd forgotten about, buttons kraft card and Tiddly Inks Wryn - grow a little love digital stamp.

Tiddly inks challenge 78 - color challenge - green, yellow, orange, blue
Oldie but a goodie challenge - have a heart & use something that is 6 months old ( ribbon & papers)
Stamp, Scrap & doodle Saturday challenge - have a heart
Card makin mamas challenge - something old (ribbon & papers)

Off I pop to either craft or order the food shopping - mmm decisions decisions.

Love Debs x

Monday 23 January 2012

Red, white and black card!


Well I got my dies sorted out onto my magnetic sheets and sorted my stamps out onto some laminate sheets. Had a little disaster at first as I fed the sheet in the wrong way and it got trapped - whoops.  Instead of shouting my hubby for help I got the screw driver out and freed  my sheet - phew!  I was laminating a Sheena Douglas sheet for my poppy stamp so now it's a concertina....... never mind!  Productive day yesterday at least I did what I set out to do for once.  Anyway the old leggies are playing up today so a slow day.  Did the ironing and a little crafting so all is not lost.  Here's a card I made a week ago to offer my sympathy:
I used: backing paper from Kanban cdrom, Sheena Douglas Poppy stamp coloured with promarkers, sentiment from the same stamp set, black card and black gems.

Die cut dreams challenge 106 - sympathy
Going buggy challenge -Grey, white & red (or Black, white & red)
Lets ink it up challenge 19 - Anything goes
Rubys rainbow challenge 20 - valentines or red & black
Stamp and create january monthly challenge - anything goes

That's all for now. Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Sunday 22 January 2012


Whew it's a wild wild day so I'm staying put..

Did I get my stamps sorted out and my dies - er no!  Didn't get a chance as I had my Mum in law over for tea which was nice.  So the order of the day is to get that little job done hopefully!

Here's a card I made this week for my Nephew. 
I used spotted papers from: whiff of joy paper pad, the distressed looking paper topper is from a My Craft Studio cdrom, Digi stamp from Kenny K-freebie from a while ago coloured with promarkers, usual distress ink(vintage photo), kraft card, card candi, computer typed sentiment, string and a charm (from Nutcrafters).

Celebrate the occasion challenge 46 - any occasion must use polka dots
I love promarkers challenge 100 - anything goes
Craft your days away challenge 37 - distressing
do you stack up challenge 55 - patterned paper
Stamps r us challenge just kidding around

Back soon with another card.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Love Debs x

Saturday 21 January 2012

Vintage and Distressed Thank you card

Hi all,

Well it's not been such a busy week this week. Had lunch out with hubby on Tuesday which was nice.Voluntary on Wednesday  which was fun but tiring so have been recuperating ever since. Here's a card I made for my Sister the other day to thank her for the jacket she had gone shares with my Dad for.
All the papers, flower and image is all from Polkadoodles 'double sprinkles of kraft' fab cdrom. I used a fiskars puch  for the border, kraft card for matting and layering, a button die, bakers twine, card candi and need I mention vintage photo distress ink pad.

Polkadoodles week 2 - vintage/retro
Delightful sketches - vintage distressed
Divas by design challenge 18 - new beginnings and or thanks
Flutterby wednesdays challenge 186 - open challenge include butterfly,fairy or angel.

I got some good news this week I came in the top 3 in the Nutcrafters Challenge.
Also Top 3 in the Stamps r us challenge.  Really chuffed.  Well that's all for now. I need to finish off tidying and sorting out my crafty stuff - stamps & dies today. Have a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

Monday 16 January 2012

Vintage Thinking of you card

Back again, 2 posts in one day what on earth is the world coming to! Just a quick post to show the card I've been making this morning following the sketch from fetch a sketch challenge 15
I used: papers from whiff of joy paper pack(clouds&sentiment) & lost &found paper pack(music sheet).Also nutcrafters Cutie Pies Winter collection digi stamp - coloured with promarkers, kraft card,lace, and distress ink vintage photo.I added faux stitching with a fine liner pen.

Fetch a sketch challenge 15
Nutcrafters challenge 9 - anything goes(use a Nutcrafters image)
CES challenge 68 - vintage dahling
Crafty catz weekly challenge - challenge115 - use something new(lost & found papers and lace are new)
Paperplay challenge - week 2 - in stitches(used faux stitching)

That's all for now.  The ironing is calling me - I've avoided it for days.

Take care
Debs x

New Home card


How was your weekend? Nice and quiet in the Johns household, just the way I like it.  Bit of tidying up, washing, soup making and time for a little crafting of course.Here's the sketch I followed for my card from Pink ink sketch challenge blog:

Wasn't sure which was the best picture so posted both.
I used: New Tiddly Inks Digi stamp - Wryn new nest - so cute coloured with promarkers and pencils, Sentiment that came with my digi, Fancy Pants Wonderland paper pad (newly bought), flowers, ribbon, bakers twine distressed and buttons. Also used my favourite distress ink vintage photo and for kraft card and paper.

I used my new discounted XCut Guillotine which is fab, reduced to £24.99.  Wow straight lines and clean edges no paper fibres wow.  Fantastic buy.  Only ever used paper trimmers but was getting rough edges even though they had a new blade.  I treated myself to a pack of 30 6x6 kraft card 300gsm card pack with envelopes for £5.99 too. All from Craft Superstore, had to wait a week for it to be delivered though.

Tiddly inks challenge - Celebration
By the cute and girly - new beginnings
Crafty calendar challenge - new news & buttons and bows
stamp and create - anything goes
sparkles forum challenge - new crafty goodies(new digi image and new papers)
pink ink sketch challenges - sketch14 - corrys sketch

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sunday 15 January 2012

Spots & Stripes card


I've been meaning to post all week but the time just ran away with me. I've had a busy few days since Wednesday.I was back to my volunteering which was fab on Wednesday, Thursday had to pick my daughter up from college then pop to a couple of shops before taking her for a job interview at another hotel and yesterday we had a few bits and pieces to take back and I had my hair done. Don't you feel better when your hair's been coloured and cut - feel like a new woman! Anyway onto my card:
I used:new paper pack Papermania Cranberry & apple,Go Kreate Large Frilly Frame die -treated myself at last, have wanted it for ages, Kenny K downloads freebie from a while ago(Gold fish kid)coloured with promarkers and used crafters companion varnish spray for the goldfish bag, gems and printed sentiment cut out with Nellie's creatables circle die.

abc challenge - h for happy birthday
Totally papercraft challenge 99 - spots & stripes
simon says stamps - simon says spots & or stripes
moving along with the times challenge 130 - spots and stripes
crafty cardmakers challenge 59 - no floral embellishments

Well I've tidied up and done a few jobs this morning so now it's playtime in the craft room.  I've been busy tidying up in there over the last week, still more to do but getting there. Over xmas I just chucked things anywhere........ whoops.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Love Debs x

Saturday 7 January 2012

Thank you card


Yesterday it was time to tackle the ironing pile - I was supposed to get a load done the day before but the time just went away with me.Anyway between myself and my star of a daughter Shannen the deed is done. Then I decided to make some homemade vegetable soup.  I even had time to make a quick thank you card after tea - very productive day I'd say.  I followed the sketch from Fetch a sketch. So without further ado here it is:

I used a freebie thank you paper from Funkyhand, kraft card, bakers twine and my new Housemouse stamps coloured with promarkers.

Fetch a sketch challenge 14
Get funky and craft -thank you (use at least one Funky Hand paper )
C.R.A.F.T.Challenge - challenge 136 - thank you

My mums craft shop challenge 38 - Something new (new paper and housemouse stamps)
Cute card thursday challenge 198 - whats new! ( new paper and Housemouse stamps)
Creative Inspirations challenge 144 - with thanks
Sarah Hurley challenge 57 - thank you

Have a great day.  Not sure what's on the agenda today but I might sneak a little crafting in - who knows.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Happy New Year Card


Well it's a blustery day out there I am so glad to be inside today.  I'm trying to get on top of my cards this week - really want to be better organised for a change.  Not sure how long it'll last but hey ho!  I've made a New Year card this morning - don't you just love it when you see a sheet of backing paper and you have the colours to match to colour in your image.  I don't know about you but sometimes it can take me a while to pick my papers let alone the stamp.
This image is such a cutie from Nutcrafters I bought a few items in December with my voucher that I won on their challenge blog. It's from the Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Squares.  If you have time please support this fab challenge blog, you'll find the challenge here.
I also used some papers from Creative Cardmaking magazine from a while back, promarkers, gems and Tumbled glass distress ink to ink the edges.

Nutcrafters challenge 8 - happy new year
Sweet stampin challenge - new beginnings - (New Year)
Cute card thursday challenge 197 - happy new year
Totally papercrafts challenge 97 - time to party
Allsorts challenge week 135 - new beginnings

Well nearly lunchtime.  See you soon.

Love Debs x

Monday 2 January 2012

Happy Anniversary Card


Well, how are you all?  Did you have a lovely Christmas and New Year? I hope you got lots of crafty bits and bobs.  I was very lucky!  Well it's been a crafting and a clearing up type of day - the cards, tree and decorations are down.  I had to make use of my daughter before she starts back at college tomorrow. The tree is our domain - well that's what my Hubby says! I had a nice crafty few hours too which was fab. 

Here's a card I made a few days ago for my Mum's wedding anniversary this week.

I used my new SWALK a little kiss stamp, papers - My mind's eye lost & found papers(lush), Marianne swirl die, black ribbon, black gems, coloured with promarkers & vintage photo distress ink.

Crafters Companion monthly challenge 20 - love is in air
Totally gorjuss challenge 112 - happy (anniversary)
Incy wincy designs challenge 127 - anything goes
Stamps r us challeng - what did you got for christmas? & anything goes(new papers & new stamp)
Promarker challenge week 129 - celebrations - happy anniversary
Creative inspirations challenge 143 - anything goes
I love promarkers challenge 97- anything goes
Fashionable stamping challenges cottage crafts - anything goes with your new stash (new papers & stamp)

That's all folks. Thank you for the Happy New Year wishes.  Have a lovely night.

Love Debs x

Sunday 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blogging buddies.  
Hope you've all enjoyed the holiday period.  
I'll be back tomorrow with a card.

Love Debs x

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