Tuesday 31 July 2012

Poppy card

Back again,

Not so much waffle this time, forgot to post my poppy card - since I left you have I started the ironing.... no, had a coffee though.Then I must get off the computer and stop blogging.... Here's my card:

I used: fancy pants paper, Housemouse stamp -favourite, Penny Black sentiment, promarkers, distress ink scalloped die too and card candy.

stamping-fantasiesnew-candy-challenge - poppies
cupcake craft challenge 203-great-outdoors
joanna sheen challenge - animal-crackers
creative craft challenges 2 - summertime
crafty calendar challenge - julys-challenge-fun-in-sun

 Love Debs x

Back tomorrow folks

Love Debs x


Hi all,

Can't believe it's been a week since I posted - good job you're used me.  I had a nice day out at my crafty friend Sheila's where we had a nice catch up and she showed me her bits and bobs in her craft room - WOW she has got some amazing stash and she lent me her pan pastels and indigo blu starter kit to try before i buy one.  How kind  and how lucky am I.  I introduced her to card making at one of our M.E group meetings and she is hooked - bless.  Forgot to say how addictive it is - whoops!!!  We had a BBQ at my Mum in laws on Saturday which was lovely - great to catch up with all the family and yesterday I had a lovely day at my Dad's.  We had a nice cuppa and a chat and I did some cleaning for him as he's so busy on the farm.  Didn't have my little slave with me, sorry daughter as she's too busy working so I just took my time then caught up with his partner Jean. 
Busy few days aye!  Here's a card I made:
I used my Bo Bunny papers - love them, decoupaged some cut out butterflies from the paper, flowers - english rose Marianne die and swirl, hunkydory Happy birthday sentiment, charm, ribbon and pearls.

chocolate coffee cards challenge-18-rainbows( use at least 4 colours)-and-butterflies
my mums craft shop challenge 67-birthday-girls
Paper-crafting journey - pearls-and-swirls-challenge
fab n funky challenge 131-no-stamped-images
marianne design divas-anything goes,
divas by design challenge-45-happy-birthday.

Well it's time to do my DT blog posts, a little ironing and maybe time to craft.  Have a super day.

I would like to welcome my new followers, it's an honour to have you join me and the rest of my followers.  Comments really make my day.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Boy's card

Hi there,

Wow there's been some heat yesterday and today.  Nice to have some summer.... for now at least.  So what have I been up to - well my chest is getting back to normal so not coughing and spluttering as much thank goodness.  Thank you for the lovely get well wishes.  I broke a filling on Sunday eating a stone - less date - stoneless indeed!!!! I was being healthy eating a few and that's what happens.... It was an old filling so a trip to the dentist this morning sorted it out.  It wasn't painful just sharp in my mouth.  An injection and filling later the numbness is just rubbing off - the joys of life eh!  Here's a card I've been putting together today:
I used: Nutcrafters Sight seeing digi stamp -promarkers, papers-cosmo cricket(earth love), kraft card, distress ink, freebie candy circle sentiments, Birthday sentiment Funky Hand download & string.

nutcrafters challenge-22 one-for-boys
card crafters circle challenge-32-children.
the squirrel and the fox challenge-22-kids-or-babies
robyns fetish challenge-117-use-kraft-card-stock
dude time doodles - july-inspiration anything goes challenge(for a dude)

Well more washing to pop out - a woman's work is never done.

Love Debs x

Friday 20 July 2012



I'm home alone - hubby's gone to Scarborough camping to watch motorbikes, Shannen has gone to a BBQ and I'm not at my school reunion...... On the bright side I'm taking it easy and going to have a nice quiet night recuperating.I did a little crafting earlier which occupied me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Onwards and upwards, here's my one and only british card, thought I'd make her look like she's juggling with her feet:
I used My craft studio freebie download for backing paper, image - promarkers and sentiment from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet cdrom, hollow circles - nellie snellen die. red ribbon.

Had to have a go didn't I!!!

Polkadoodle week 28 very british, olympics & red,white&blue
dream valley challenge 36-anything-but-square
Totally papercrafts-inspiration-photo-challenge-relaxing
craft punked week-29-olympic games
crafts 4 eternity-crazy-circles(use at least 1 circle)

Back soon folks.Thanks for popping by.Really appreciate your lovely comments.

Love Debs x

Thursday 19 July 2012



A big thank you for the lovely comments you've left me over the last few days.You've brightened up my days.  Slept better last night on the sofa so feel much better today and coughing less. I've had a lovely day crafting and a little washing.  Shannen needed a card making for the weekend and I decided to do one to have in for friends or any occasion.
Must use these Penny Black stamps more as they're so cute - coloured with promarkers, funky hand paper, Nellie doily die, pearls, gems and flowers from a blog candy win.

joanna sheen challenge-going-round-in-circles
penny black friends saturday - summertime challenge
j and c creations challenge - anything-goes
penny black at allsorts - july challenge summer blooms
oldie but a goodie challenge flower-power - old paper,stamps & pearl card , new flowers & gems

Well I'm off to tidy up and then it's bathtime....

Love Debs x

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 33 - Cute animals

Hi all,

Well I'm still barking like a dog but hey ho there's still crafting I can do thankfully.

 It's time for the latest challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is Cute Animals.  Pop over and visit the rest of the DT who have produced some beauties once again.
So without further ado here's my card:
 Not too happy with the pic but I've tried.  This was a card for my daughter's friend.

I've used: freebie paper from Cardmaking & Papercrafting mag, die, kaiserkraft stamp, flower dies from Marianne designs, LOTV pre-coloured squares, pearls, gems doily and bow charms. Very pretty pretty and girlie.

lexi's creations challenge-69-for a friend
lili of the valley thursday challenge - pretty-in-pink
Oldie but a goodie challenge - flower power (new cute squares & pearls, old dies.
Papertake weekly - all-things-girlie

Looking forward to seeing everyone's cute animals creations over at Ruby's Rainbow.

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Monday 16 July 2012

Another Christmas card

Back again,

Two posts in one day - doesn't happen very often I know.  Just a quick post as hubby has just come in. Here's my latest card:
I used some offcuts from my previous card today - frugal eh, LOTV cute square(bought pre-coloured), snowflake die cut in half, tree charm, card candi, Penelope & Percy sentiment & holly stamps from Daisy & Dandelion range - never inked and glitter.

Crimbo-crackers challenge-19-buildings(igloo)
hooked on craft challenge-22-Christmas in July
marianne design diivas-anything goes challenge - used Marianne designs snowflake die
Creatalicious challenge-36-christmas-in-july
Incy wincy designs - dust-it-off-challenge ( used the sentiment stamp& holly stamp - had it 2 years & never used)
christmas cards all year round-July challenge -Xmas flowers or holly

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x



Don't worry just raining here, it's the christmas card I've just made has the word SNOW on - phew!  Haven't made any christmas cards for a few weeks so need to keep up.I've had a lovely time with my Sister and Nephew while they were visiting - lots of catching up and quality time.  We had a lovely meal out with my Dad on Wednesday night which was a lovely treat and we took some photos too as we haven't any up-to-date photos of us all. 

I was supposed to visit my crafty friend Sheila on Friday then Sunday but my chest is playing up so I'm barking like a dog - the joys, so we'll have to get together another day.  I'm resting today and crafting of course as didn't get much sleep last night.  Need to be well for Friday as I've got my School Reunion! Here's my card:
I used freebie papers and the letters SNOW from an old magazine, card candi, gel pen, snowflakes - Marianne's designs die.

2 sisters challenge-100-christmas in July
totally gorjuss challenge-140-its-christmas
divas by design challenge-43-christmas-in-july
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge-81-twinkle-twinkle(stars on backing paper & on snowflakes)

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Funky Hand Wishes & Kisses cdrom


Tomorrow is going to be a rest day for me after a busy few days, so in other words a CRAFTING DAY. Any excuse aye!

I've popped by to let you know of the new Funky Hand release on Create & Craft tomorrow at 8am and 11am, so please tune in to see Anice showing you lots of fab samples from the rest of the talented design team.  It's an inspiring cdrom with great paper collections, digi stamps, the famous word books with NEW lower case letters, templates and lots of other goodies.
Funky Hand
It covers all occasions.  Here's a couple of my samples, once I started I couldn't stop:

Hope you're all staying dry and cosy. Welcome to my new follower and a big hello to all my lovely followers.Really appreciate your support.

Love Debs x

Setting a scene


Well, yesterday went without a hitch and the train was on time and had a nice afternoon with my Sis and nephew, then my Dad arrived early and stayed for tea which was so lovely.  I was tired but it was worth it. Today has been spent in town seeing if I could find some nice tops and mission accomplished in Next.  My sis is a great shopper along with Shannen and helped me in the changing room and choosing.  Also was looking for an outfit or maxi dress for a high school reunion coming up a week on Friday but to no avail but there's still plenty of shopping time. My nephew was pushing me in my chair and did a fab job for an 11 year old - bless.  Anyway onto my card, it's bright and fun and hopefully will remind us of some summer days - today is so wet - yuk:
I used Seaside duo boy digi stamp from Nutcrafters - promarkers, paper -freebie Fancy pants beach babe paper stack and ice-cream charm.

nutcrafters challenge-21-making-scene
totally papercrafts-here comes summer
delicious doodles challenge 23-summer-holidays
paper-crafting journey summer-challenge
incy wincy designs - summertime
sparkles forum challenge-33-summer fun
crafty calendar challenge - julys challenge-fun-in-sun.

Have a lovely evening and tune into Create and Craft to see  the lovely Anice showcasing the new cdrom wishes and kisses it is fantastic.  I'll pop back later and show you some samples I did using the cd.

Love Debs x

Monday 9 July 2012

Get Funky Sketchy Mini Cards!

Hi all,

It's my first post for 'Get Funky' and Anice has set a great sketch for us to follow this month:
 It's a great sketch so why not join in with us over at Get funky.  Here's my mini cards:

I used mini aperture cards, images, papers and sentiments from the fabulous new Wishes and Kisses cd. Embellishments from my crafty stash and the fab Funky Freebie. 
Please pop over and support my fellow team mates as they've created some amazing pieces. 

I'm picking my Sister and Nephew up from York train station this afternoon as they are coming down to stay with my Dad until Saturday so I'm really looking forward to spending some time with them both as they live in Scotland..... can't wait.  They're having dinner at mine so the wine is at the ready!

Have a great day.

Love Debbie x

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Emboss it challenge


Well it's that time again.......... Challenge 32 and it's my turn to choose - so it's time to emboss it.  So I hope you can join in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow and visit the rest of the teams inspirational creations.  I decided to do lots of embossing on my card so here it is:

Very difficult to photograph....
I used Sheena's 'A little bit sketchy Stamps, Sheena's wow powders, promarker to colour parts of the flower, flower dies and cuttlebug birds embossing folder on flower, Spun sugar Distress ink. 

Must do more embossing as I was really pleased with how it turned out. This card is really out of my comfort zone but I really loved playing.

Papertake weekly - anything-goes
Crafty calendar challenge - flowers-in-bloom
hotshot craft challenge-9-distress-inks - used spun sugar distress ink
Crafty bloggers network-challenge-1-anything-goes
crafty cardmakers challenge-71-create-your-own-flowers
allsorts challenge week-161-in-bloom

Have a nice day.

Love Debs x

Sunday 1 July 2012

Sparkles Christmas DT Post

Morning all,

It's a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and it's sketch time. Here's the sketch and my card:

For my card I used the penguin image from our sponsor Robyns Fetish-coloured with promarkers, Fancy pants paper, freebie sentiment, ribbon, gems & glitter.

This penguin makes me smile as it really looks like it's on a mission strutting about......

52 Christmas card Throwdown - anything-goes
Crimbo crackers challenge-18-anything-goes.
I love promarkers- challenge 123 - anything goes
Totally papercrafts - can-you-digi-it

Have a lovely Sunday, I'm off to meet my Dad for a nice coffee after dropping Shannen off at work.

Love Debs x

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