Wednesday 31 October 2012

Nutcrafters DT card

Hi all,

I'm back from a lovely night and day away at my Dad's and it was so peaceful being on the farm with a cosy coal fire.  Can I welcome a couple more new followers - thank you so much for joining me. I'll have some candy up this week to say thank you and to show you how much I appreciate you all.

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Helen's time to host the challenge which is:
Ribbon and/or twine.  
Here's my card:
It's a little pocket card - fancied something a little bit different.

I used: Postcard Santa digi stamp, distress ink, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, bakers twine, sentiment - stash freebie, promarkers, glitter and gems.

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charisma cardz challenge-42-dont-be-square
paper-crafting journey ribbon-or-twine-challenge.
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Christmas card challenge week 48 - pop up (tag will pop up and out of envelope

Thursday 25 October 2012


Hi all,

Here's another Halloween card as I so wanted to use the fabulous freebie from Pink Gem designs.I couldn't resist. Isn't she a cutie.
I used daisy & dandelion papers,words,spider&broom. English rose die,freebie image - promarkers, netting & gems.

 crafting for all seasons challenge-38-spooky
my mums craftshop challenge-81-so-spooky
top tip tuesday challenge-88-halloween
moving along with the times - too-cute-to-spook
pink gem challenge -57-flowers
crafty catz weekly challenge 155-halloween

Well I had a super inky day yesterday using my new stamps and distress inks.Great fun.  I even did some ironing before playing - impressive I know.
Had my steam cleaner out today - woman on a mission !!!!! Bathroom steamed within an inch of its life and the floors too - I can be a good housewife sometimes, where does all the dirt come from??????  I think I deserve a crafting day tomorrow especially after all that scrubbing.

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Challenge 40 -Use a Doily

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at  Ruby's Rainbow  and it's the turn of the lovely Ellie Wee to choose the theme.

It's:  To use a doily

So here's my Gift card:
I used Papermania's 'Home for Christmas' papers - lush, Marianne Designs poinsetta die, twine,doily,button and computer sentiment.

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By the cute and girly october birthday challenge
dutch dare card challenge-buttons & bows
chocolate coffee cards challenge-24-stitching

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to and remember we'd love you to pop over and join in with the 'doily' challenge and to see what the rest of the teamies at Ruby's Rainbow have created to inspire you.

Love Debbie x

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Sparkly birthday

Back again,

Just a short post this time I promise...  I want to share a card with you that I was asked to make for someone special.. A girl certainly needs some bling in her life - I know I do!
I used Kanban stamp,promarkers,distress ink, glitter, lace, gems, spellbinders die, computer sentiment, flowers.

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stamptacular sunday challenge-no rules
totally gorjuss challenge-154-bling-it-on
fussy and fancy challenge 74-anything-goes
pennys challenge-98-girls-girls-girls
natalie and amy challenge-2-birthday-bling

I'll be back tomorrow with my Ruby's Rainbow DT card.  I want to say a big hello to all my lovely followers and anyone else that pops by my blog.

Can anyone tell me how to make a post as a sticky as I want to give away some candy and I want it to stay at the top.  Any help would be great.

Have a nice evening.  Off I pop to think about tea and maybe some ironing - who knows!

Love Debs x

Spooky Times

Hi all,

I'm back.  Here's my mid way challenge card for Nutcrafters - Round & Round challenge.
I used a Nutcrafter's digital stamp coloured with promarkers, this digi is a FREEBIE too so what are you waiting for - join in with us...I also cut out the circles with Xcut shape cutter, inked a doily, sentiment-paper-pumpkins from Daisy & Dandelion sheets, ribbon and gems.

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digital tuesday challenge 183-halloween-spooky
sparkles forum challenge 37-halloween
heck of a challenge - its-spooktacular
crafty calendar challenge - october-challenge-all-things-spooky

Hope everyone's doing okay.  I had a busy week again last week cracking on with some DT work and my Sister and Nephew came to visit so it was a lovely few days then I went to my first craft show at Doncaster - Stamp Magic at 'The Dome'.  Great stands but the access was horrendous for wheelchair users and people who can't walk far etc....  Great to get in at the start but we left at 10.30, only got there at 9.45 as it was getting too crowded and trying to get out of the hall was horrendous as people were just streaming in- very lucky that my husband took me and could push me. Went for a coffee before leaving the dome and tried to use the disabled toilet which was out of order so used my stick to use the ladies where a fantastic lady dropped her bags and helped me in - bless her.Was washing my hands when I overheard someone saying my skirt was short - in fact it was a long top over some black leggings - flabbergasted I said 'don't worry I've got leggings on so no knickers showing' - how rude people can be luckily I laughed it off ....  Needless to say I won't be going there again sadly as it was too much of an ordeal.  Hope anyone who went had a great day.

 Here's some goodies I treated myself too:
Have a great day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Guest DT card for Nutcrafters

Hi all,

It's been a manic time with it being my daughter's 18th and lots of cards etc.. to catch up on and keep up with - phew! Still chasing my tail.

Anyway it's Sylvia's turn to choose the theme for the challenge over at Nutcrafters and the theme is :

"Round and Round"
   so either a round card or using circles on your card
So here's my card:
 I used: Moonbeams digi stamp-promarkers,glitter, cuttlebug spotty folder, buttons, twine, circles from funky hand paper and polkadoodles cdrom sentiment.
We'd love to see your creations and there's super prizes too and freebie digi's for you to use.
Welcome to my new follower, the lovely Helen.I appreciate all my followers and their comments.

Have a nice day whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Friday 12 October 2012

Baby's first Christmas

Hi all,

It's my turn to show you my offering.
This months Get Funky Challenge is.....


So it can be any word, any theme as long as it is a wordbook!! and..
As always you must use at least one Funky Hand product on your wordbook..:)
I've just become an Auntie again to a beautiful baby girl so decided to make a wordbook for her Mum and Dad as a keepsake.
I've used one of the new wordbook downloads Santa baby.
and embellished it with some gems, snowflake punch and cut out some holly from one of the papers from the Santa baby papers download.

There's still a couple of days to join in and they are incredibly simple to cut out. So why not devote a little bit of time to capture someones's memories, they are such well received gifts too.  I love making them as you can't buy something like this in the shops.

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jingle belles rock - pink-christmas-for-cure
lexis creations challenge-75-pink
pennys challenge 97-anything-but-card
divas by design challenge-56-anything-goes

Well I'm off for my flu jab this morning, then popping to my Mum in laws to take her card and present as it's her birthday today.  I'm cooking a meal for her tonight as a treat - she's always so good to us so she deserves abit of looking after.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Halfway Point on Nutcrafter's Paper Piecing challenge

Hi all,

Had a wonderful day with my daughter - the house has balloons and banners all over the house just so everyone knows she's 18 today - whoopee!!!! Met her for lunch and she got herself a contract phone.  Bit of shopping then home for cake.  Just got in for a meal out just the 3 of us.

Anyway here's my halfway point for the Nutcrafters Paper piecing challenge, I meant to get it put up earlier but it's been a manic day:
I used: Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Nutcrafters Snowfall stamp, paperpieced hat, scarf & coat - Papermania Home for Christmas papers, twine, gems and new Marianne creatables poinsetta die.


marianne design divas - stamp-something - used LR0122 Poinsetta die
incy wincy designs-anything-goes
j and c creations challenge - cute christmas.

Absolutely shattered so off I pop. Remember to see what the rest of the teamies have made.There's great prizes so why not join us.

Love Debs x

Cute & Cuddly with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi all,

The theme this time chosen by Helen is 'Cute & Cuddly' over at Ruby's Rainbow so the cuter the better.

Here's my card:
I used LOTV teddy stamps and sentiment stamp-promarkers, distress ink, papers from stash, & Polkadoodles Mum stamp.

Dream valley challenge-42-go-pink.
Totally gorjuss challenge152-anything goes
pink gem challenge 56-for the girls

Hope you pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made at Ruby's Rainbow.  Hopefully this will have posted while I'm at my Voluntary.  Only going for abit as it's my baby girl's birthday - she's 18 so it's a little bit of phone shopping and back home for a rest before a nice meal out for the three of us.  I've been rushing around the last few days getting things organised for her.  Where do the years go?????

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Thursday 4 October 2012

Guest DT card for Nutcrafters

Hi all,

Well what have I been up to this week.  I've been resting my voice and it's actually back so no more squeaking whoopee!!!! Well maybe a little.... I've had plenty of relaxation time while I've been quiet to make some family birthday cards, October is a busy month - 3 birthdays this week and 2 next week.  Why do I always leave it to the last minute?  Does anyone else do this?  Oh to be organised.

Guess who has got a Guest designer spot with the fabulous girlies over at Nutcrafters  for October and November? Yeah little old me - so chuffed.  Thank you for having me.  So please feel free to pop over and join in with the latest challenge which is Paper Piecing.  There is even freebies for you to use.  Can't wait to see what you produce.

Here's a Christmas card I made today using a new release digital stamp from Nutcrafters

I used one of the new release digital stamps called  'Pudding Santa' and paper pieced part of the pudding and santa then used promarkers, paper from stash , embossing folders, tag, red string, charm, glitter, chipboard letters and dew drops.

Christmas card challenge - Use Chipboard
holly jolly christmas challenge - glitter and bling
cutie pie challenge use a digi-entered previously challenge :27,26,23,20,17

Been to get my hair done so feel all posh now. New woman well not quite.... Hope you're all okay and having a nice day whatever you're up to.  Thank you for all your lovely comments - much appreciated.

Love Debs x

Monday 1 October 2012

Christmas Sweet treats card

Hi all,

Just got back from a little shopping trip to Hull with Shannen and she treated me to lunch - bless.  We had fun, can't believe my baby girl will be 18 next week - where did the time go?
Here's a card I made last night:
I used freebie paper & sentiment from the new Cardmaking & papercraft mag, netting & gems from stash,mirror card, snowflake die, Nutcrafters cutie pie image-promarkers, glitter & twine.

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moving along with the times - seeing-red
Crimbo crackers challenge-25-gingerbread
j and c creations september challenge - cute christmas.
Top tip tuesday challenge-86-good-with-food
D.C.C friends challenge 3-character-crazy

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sparkles Christmas Challenge DT card

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge. The theme is:

 'Traditional Christmas'

The sponsors this month are:
Joanna Sheen

Here's my card:
The main door image & backing paper is a freebie from a magazine ages ago(Crafters Companion sheet), sentiment - stash, Poinsettia's - Robyn's Fetish digital stamp coloured with promarkers, distress ink and glittered , gems and glossy accents.


Looking forward to seeing what you create  and remember to check out what my fellow teamies have been up to.

Love Debs x


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