Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

Evening to you all,

Bet you thought I'd disappeared-well I'm back after over 3 weeks off while we moved house.We are all settled in our lovely bungalow and very happy.The spare room is full of boxes etc to go in the loft but the door is closed.There's no rush.

I'd like to wish all my lovely blogging friends a very 'Merry Christmas.' I hope you all have a wonderful time.
Here is a card I made for two lovely friends-Sheila and Tom.They are such a lovely couple who mean such a lot to me and my family.

You'll recognise the LOTV image, my new heart die etc.


Remember to take some time out for yourself too over the festive period.Thank you for your amazing comments over the last year.I appreciate every one of them.

I am slowly managing to comment.I'll get there.

Love Debs x

Thursday 28 November 2013

Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!

Good evening lovely crafters,

Just a quick post to thank everyone who has sent me birthday wishes.41 eh! I certainly feel older today as we got confirmation a couple of days ago that our moving day would be tomorrow. My first reaction was - argh....... We got back from the NEC to start madly packing. so that is what I've been doing for most of today..... It's certainly been an unusual day.

I could be away from blog land for a few weeks as we might not have our broadband connected for a while.

Hope you're all well and thank you for being wonderful followers.

Big hugs
Debs x

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Pearls,flowers & charm

Back again,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Denise's turn to choose the theme which is: 'embellishment recipe - 'Pearls,flowers & a charm.'So get all your pretty embellishments out and get creating.

I've used Inkydoodles stamps for the background,the sentiment and the flowers - these stamp sets were borrowed from my friend Sheila. She's my personnal craft shop - how lucky I am to have such a generous friend to craft and share with.

Remember to check out what the rest of the amazingly talented teamies have made - I'm sure you'll be dazzled.

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sweet stampin challenge blog today-we-are-4 - celebration - birthday
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delicious doodles challenge-63-no-design-paper

As always have a super day.

Love Debs x



Well that's me back from our trip to the NEC for the motorbike show.Really enjoyed staying over and seeing all the lovely motorbikes.....

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's my turn to choose the theme which is:
'Use Santa on your creations'
For my card I used a cloud embossing folder borrowed from my lovely friend Sheila, cut some clouds out to add some dimension, Nutcrafters Pudding balloon coloured with pro markers and added glitter.A snowflake charm, gems, a sentiment and silver twine.I love it when an idea works.

There are so many fantastic and usable images to use over at Nutcrafters shop and the fab freebies on the blog.We love to see your creations using Katie's images. You can also do any projects for the challenges and as always there are prizes on offer.

Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)
Remember to check out what the rest of the teamies have made.
Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments and support.

Love Debs x

Sunday 24 November 2013

Thank you

Morning lovely crafter's,

I hope you're all well on this chilly day, as promised here's a quick post to show you another card I made with the new funkyhand hairy and scary download.
 I diecut the stars out of a sheet of white card, popped some of the offcuts of the download behind, added foam tape to make the top piece of card stand out and added a funkyhand sentiment from the papercraft factory cdrom wishes and kisses and a little bit of twine. Hope you like it.

Remember there are lots of samples on the links above from all the funkettes - lots of great inspiration.

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We packed a few more boxes yesterday so the house move shouldn't be too much longer I hope. I'm hoping to meet my Dad for a coffee this morning which I'm looking forward to. Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up to.

See you soon.We are heading to Birmingham tomorrow for another night away. It's our yearly visit to the NEC for the motorbike show which is bound to be good.Can't beat lots of lovely sports bikes and many men in leathers...... Hee hee!

Love Debs x

Saturday 23 November 2013

Hairy and Scary time

Hairy and Scary downloadable backing papers

Morning all,

That's me back from my lovely night away my hubby.We had a super time.Gorgeous food and amazing company of course.....  Anyway enough about me here's another fabulous funkyhand download from the extremely talented Anice called Hairy and scary which is being released today - it is brilliant. Here's one of the cards I made with the papers as well as the Monster cat digital stamp coloured in with promarkers. There are 2 more new digital stamps called Monster Dog and Rabbit. So fun to colour.So why not pop over and see them.
There are some fantastic samples from the lovely funkettes.

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cards galore challenge-november-challenge-animals

I'll pop back tomorrow with another Funkyhand make.I've had a nice cuppa with a friend I used to work with in the Nursery.It was great to catch up with Julia and she's a crafter so we've got lots to chat about. Have a lovely Saturday. 

Love Debs x

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Cute Angel

Morning all,

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters., week 2 of Gemma's 'recipe theme', 

1 image, 2 papers & 3 different embellishments

so still plenty of time to join in with us.Why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created.

I've used some papers from my stash, flowers, webbing tied in a bow and a wooden snowflake embellishment.The digi stamp is Nutcrafters 'Music in the air' -released at the end of last year.


What are you all up to today? We've been clearing out our loft ready for moving - when we eventually get a moving date, so it's a visit to the tip today-rock and roll I know. Then we are picking up more boxes from my brother in law. It doesn't quite fit after having my hair and nails done yesterday.
We are going away for a night in a hotel in Hull - a pressie from my Dad and his partner.We are going to use it to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary which was on the 6th November while I was up in Scotland. See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Friday 15 November 2013

Forgotten Funky time

Morning crafters,

It's time to re-visit another forgotten funky and this time it's 'Funky Little Christmas' This download contains 20 zingy papers, an A4 topper sheet and an A4 alphabet sheet aren't they brilliant. The rest of the funkettes are showcasing all their makes over at Get funky and craft so we'd love you to pop over for lots of inspiration.

Funky Little Christmas

I made my 3 mini Christmas cards quite quickly out of one A4 sheet.I took my papers etc.. into my graphics programme to resize. Such a fun download to use.

Remember we are on Facebook too and there is a brilliant competition if you fancy winning any six Funky Hand craft CDs of your choice? Click here to find out more.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Nutcrafter's Recipe


It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Gemma has picked a recipe for the theme this time. So we need to see:

                '1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 {different} Embellishments'

I used the 'trimming the tree digi,' 2 freebie papers,embellishments - 
gems, ribbon and a charm.

You could win:
Main Prize...

To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)

so we'll look forward to seeing your creations.Pop and have a look at what the rest of the teamies have made.
It took until lunchtime to get going properly today. Slept like a log and have had a play in the craftroom this afternoon doing the above card and some DT work.It was nice to relax and craft.

Well it's teatime so I'd better go and get cracking.Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Pink & blue

Hi all,

That's me back home after 2 and a half weeks up in Scotland with my Mum and family. I'd just like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone that sent me their kind thoughts and support while I was going through the loss of my lovely Auntie Pat. The design teams I am on have been amazing so THANK YOU SO MUCH - it meant such alot to me. I haven't known whether I was coming or going. It might take me some time to get back into the swing of things but here's hoping.

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Valou's turn to choose the theme which is:

'Pink & blue'
I hadn't a card prepared with being away but found this one that I'd sent to my niece in September.
I used papers & an image from a Forever friends cdrom, embossing folder, ribbon, twine and buttons
We'd love you to join in so pop on over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.
Thanks for popping by.Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 6 November 2013

More Autumn fun

Hi to all my lovely blogger friends,

It's the midway challenge point over at Nutcrafters and it's time for some Autumn fun. So get all those yummy Autumn images out, or use one of our freebies.We love you to use Katie's fab images.Plus there's prizes as always. here's my card:
I used a leaf embossing folder and inked it up, I coloured this cutie image Nutcrafters Autumn breeze and coloured her with pencils with me still being away at my Mum's in Scotland so only have a few bits with me.
If you don't see me about like you normally do please accept my apologies.My Great Auntie Pat passed away on Saturday night and I've been helping my Mum with all the arrangements. I can't believe how much there is to do.The funeral is on Thursday, then we bury her ashes on Monday.Luckily I had this card made last week. She was an amazing woman and so loving.It's a blessing really as she was in a lot of pain with the Cancer.Thinking of everyone and sending you my hugs.

On a brighter note, get crafting as we'd love to see your creations.

Love Debs x

Friday 1 November 2013

Have a Beary Christmas

Evening all,

So sorry for my lateness in showing the new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. The theme is 'Have a Beary Christmas.'
So why not pop over and join in with us and it'll be another Christmas creation ticked off the list.We'd love to see your Christmas bears.You'll be able to see what the rest of the lovely teamies have made too as well as a chance to win.

The sponsor is:

A prize of 3 digital stamps for the winner.
For my card I used a Pink Gem Designs digi stamp coloured with pro markers & glitter,paper mania papers,lace and charms.

Sorry again for my lateness as I've been sitting with my Mum at the hospital staying with my Auntie Pat who hasn't got long.We've been nice and comfy in recliners next to her bed so we can be there for her.The staff have been keeping us fed and watered too.Such a fab little hospital.She's comfortable but not aware of anything-bless her.Been there since 9am this morning....

Have a lovely weekend. Apologies that I'm not around in blog land or Facebook much.

love Debs x

Wednesday 30 October 2013


Back again with a tag made for the new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme has been chosen by the lovely Jennifer which is:
'Halloween or the colours-purple,orange & black'
I made the tag with a 'forever friends' image from a calendar. papers, letters & silver wire from my stash.
I love forever friends so had to use this image.
We'd love to see your creations and have you joining in with us so see you there.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Debbie x

Autumn Fun

Good morning,
Is it feeling more like Autumn to you today.It certainly felt it yesterday in Arbroath.It was sunny though and a chill in the air.

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Katie's turn to choose the theme which is:
I've used a nutcrafters Autumn breeze digital stamps for my card coloured with pencils.The backing paper is from my stash and I've used my tree embossing folder too.


Hope you're all okay.Big hugs to you all.

Love Debs x

Saturday 26 October 2013

Shabby Chic New Home card


Here's a card I made for my daughter Shannen to celebrate here moving into her first place. Saw an idea on Pinterest and it inspired me.All the papers were funky hand, the ribbon was from the ribbon girls, charms from my stash.I added some roses,letters,inked some doilies and used my brick embossing folder inked with distress inks.
Hope you like it.This is my take on shabby chic.

On Thursday I had a busy day of washing, tidying out my craft cupboard and my 12 year old nephew Logan came in theafternoon to craft and spend some time with me before he goes back home to   Scotland. We had a fab time.He made 2 cards.One for his Mum and one for his friend's birthday so

I'll pop them on my blog when he take some pics.He brought some opal fruits whoops... Starbursts for us to snack on.Each wrapper had something on that we had to try,we had such a laugh.One was to balance 5 sweets on top of our heads.....very interesting.

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I travelled back up to Scotland yesterday with my Sister Karen, her hubby Andy and my nephew Logan as my Auntie Pat has got a limited time left and my Mum needs me for support.It was a good journey and I read and chatted most the way with them all.I dropped coffee down myself in the car I smelled lovely when I arrived.We arrived to a lovely roast pork dinner.Mmmmm .....

Have a super day whatever you're up to.It's a beautiful sunny day here in Arbroath.Thanks for popping by. With coming away so suddenly I never got my candy posted up so apologies.

love Debs x

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Lots of layers midway reminder

Morning all,

Well it's time for a little reminder about the ongoing challenge over at Nutcrafters.So get out your crafting goodies and use a Nutcrafters-freebie .There are some fab freebies there so why not use them as there are prizes on offer too. 

I've used one of the new soon to be released 'Young at heart' digital stamps. Coloured with spectrum noirs and promarkers.The paper, button, ribbon, glitter and distress ink are all from my stash. Remember to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.

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My Sister and her family came to see us today which was nice. I even cooked some 'pepper & tomato soup' for lunch. They are staying with my Dad until Friday then they'll be going home back up to Scotland. I'm hoping to get some crafting time with my nephew who's 12 today.The shrink plastic will be out I'm sure.

Thanks for popping by.Have a nice day.

Love Debs x

Saturday 19 October 2013

Spooky card

It's Saturday so what are you all up to.

I'm laid on the sofa having a good rest as I was feeling a bit yuk. Mind you I did do some ironing and my floors yesterday so my body is probably in shock - HOUSEWORK!!!!! Popped to Tesco this morning to pick up my Simply Cards mag and it wasn't in - very sad..... It was heaving in there too.I only wanted a few bits but offered to get my Mum in law some shopping with her being laid up after her hip operation - now I know the reason I get my shopping delivered - IT'S EASY ... Luckily Shannen came with me to give me a hand, otherwise I would never have managed then we popped up the road to drop them off and to see how she was doing.

Anyway enough of my waffling, here's a spooky card I made a couple of days ago.Hubby helped me by drawing the spiders web with my white sakura pen.I tried to do one with my silver thread but he thought it was rubbish - which it was.The spiders etc are from my Polkadoodles 'sundae of season' cdrom printed and cut out.
I also used my distress ink to colour the base card orange.


Well enough lounging about, teatime.... Bye for now.
Love Debs x 

Friday 18 October 2013

Shabby Saturday Wordbook

Morning all,

I'm posting today to show you an older download from funkyhand called shabby-saturday
It's so nice to re-visit an older download as you soon forget how lovely and usable it is. 
I decided to make a word book for my Great Auntie Pat who is in a hospice to remind her that we're all thinking about and love her to bits. We had taken some pics while I was in Scotland to record our time with her which I popped inside.

Here is  a pic of this lovely download:You can get it here.

Shabby Saturday

All the funkettes are showcasing this fantastic download so why not pop to the Get funky and craft blog and see what they've all been making.The letters are so easy to cut out out as are the flowers. I decided to get some extra dimension with the flowers by popping one on top of the other. 

We'll be showing another download next month so keep your eyes peeled. 
Have a super day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Cute as a button

Here I am again with the new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is:
So get those buttons out and join in with us.
As you can see I used a button stamp with distress inks and embossed them with clear and white embossing powder.I hung some Prima buttons (a present from my friend Sheila) on some bakers twine, matted and layered a sentiment sticker and added some wooden buttons. Quite different for me but I wanted to experiment. 

We'd love to see what you make and please feel free to pop over and see what the rest of the ladies have made.

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ladybugs crafts ink challenge-anything goes
stampin for the weekend - anything-goes

That's all from me today.Have a good day whatever you're up to. I'm hoping to get some time to craft at last.

Hugs Debs x 

Lots of Layers


It's the lovely Jo's time to pick a theme for the next challenge over at Nutcrafters which is:
'Lots of Layers'
Here's my take on the theme using docrafts paper pad and the 'Young at Heart' digital stamp set including the sentiment which is yet to be released, so a sneaky peak for you all.I used promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour the images.

So why not pop over and see what the rest of the girlies have made and join in with us and have a chance to win.
Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
Hope you're all well. I had a day in yesterday as I'd popped to see my Dad on Monday and did a few jobs for him.While I was flicking a duster around the living room singing to the 'Military Wives cdrom' I saw a deer - so cute. My Dad sees them all the time living on the farm but it's been ages since I have.

Hoping to get some crafting in today once the shopping has been delivered.

I'll be back in an hour.

Love Debs x

Sunday 13 October 2013

Funky Sunday!!!

Evening all,

I did mean to post earlier but it's been a busy couple of days.Do you ever have those days where you start turfing out your cupboards but wish you' d never started.That was me yesterday...... Thought I'd get a head start on the packing so bagged a lot of stuff.Got a nice tidy wardrobe now.

Also had the people coming round today who've bought our house so we've been tidying up.it went ok.It's been a miserable weekend but I'm feeling much better since my tumble.

Here's a card I made using the new download funkyhand boys-will-be-boys. It's has a fab array of papers that can be used for other occasions, not just for boys.In this instance I've made a boys card.
I used only the papers.The words were from one of the sheets and so were the arrows.I just cut them out.I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

That's all from me tonight.Hope you've all had a good weekend. Thanks for popping by.Keep an eye out as I'll be posting up some more candy very soon.

Love Debs x

Thursday 10 October 2013

Shannen's 19 today!!!

Morning all,

Well today is,my daughter Shannen's 19th birthday, so happy birthday darling. 19 phew! where do the years go? Here's the card I made for her:
I just had to use some pics of her dressed up as one of the pink ladies for a recent hen night.Can't beat lots of hot pink and black too.

Here's a few pics of when she was little - she won't be embarassed of course!!!!!! hee hee!
Still adorable - well she has her moments of course.

I'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments yesterday about my fall etc - bless you all.So kind.Still a little fragile, achey and bruised but I'm getting there.It was a hectic day at home yesterday as my baby girl was moving all her furniture etc into her new home that she's sharing with a friend. They've got a lovely house in the village so she's not far away.Popped to have a peak yesterday afternoon - it was a little chaotic.

Hope you're all ok and having a nice day today, even if it is a little chilly.Thanks for popping by.I am slowly getting around everyone and commenting.

Big crafty hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Santa's wash day...


I'm here with the midway reminder which is over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:
(use a hand colored image).
There are freebies on the blog and prizes on offer.So pop over and join in with us, as well as seeing what the rest of the fabulous teamies have created.
I've used the soon to be released Santa digi stamp - coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs. I embossed his beard & clothing, added embossed grass mask, added dew drops, freebie papers & die cut marianne designs snowflakes.


Had an eventful few days and not always in a good way.Popped shopping with my daughter on Monday and got a parking ticket as I'd set my disabled badge clock an hour ahead - gutted. Going to try and appeal. Met up for coffee and cake with my M.E group friends which was nice but the parking ticket had upset and stressed me out quite abit. 
Yesterday I fell over in my living room and my iron fell on the carpet and singed it - GREAT. Hurt all my left side.Managed to lift the iron up but the damage had already been done - might have to ring the insurance company as I've sold the house and can't leave it in this state....Grrrr.... I am so clumsy - I couldn't get up off the floor so hubby had to rescue me. Upset again. Poor fella got me to the sofa, made me a coffee and told me to rest.
Today can only be a better day I am hoping.

Big hugs Debbie x

Sunday 6 October 2013

Tag time with Funkyhand

Hi all,
It's little ole me with hopefully a nice bit of inspiration using the new Funkyhand craft download of boys will be boys

Well what do you think of the delicious new Bot fire away digital stamp and fab papers????  Aren't they brilliant!!!!!!! They are so bright and usable.

I got the downloads to play with the day before I went away to Scotland, so half an hour before I was due to jump in the car to travel to the train station I was madly printing off a few sheets to play with. 

I flung some:
bakers twine, 
glue, double sided tape, 
a ruler, scissors and the sheets in my case and off I went. 

To say I had limited supplies was an understatement but I managed to pull a few card and tag designs out of the bag in time for release. The only thing I needed was some colouring pencils which my Mum bought me.Even then I could have shaded them in with a pencil.

So here's my tags:
It just shows how you can produce something out of nothing with good designs and papers which Funkyhand do so well. It's nice to have the die cutting machines etc but it's just as good if you haven't. It makes you use your imagination and some good basic tools.

There is one thing I can't do without though and that's a good paper trimmer. I can't cut in a straight line for toffee - even if I am using a pencil line.I didn't even have a hole punch so I improvised.....

I might try something like this more often just to see what I can come up with. It's good to challenge ourselves once in a while.

Anyway why not have a play with your funkyhand downloads etc and either pop them over here at Get funky and craft, or go on to the Funky Hand Facebook page. We'd love to see what you all get up.So lets spread a little funkyhandness about.


Hope you've had a good weekend.

Big crafty hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Autumn card

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow. It's time for the lovely Nick to choose the theme which is
'Autumn colours - use yellow,orange and turquoise.'

I made my card while I was at my Mums with a recently bought ink pad, cheap tree & leaves stamp,leaves from the garden, thread from my mums cross stitching and pot pouri.Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.I surprised myself how resourceful I could be.  Hope you likely....

So get your crafting goodies out and join in with us.We'd love you to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made too.

Love Debs x

Lots of colouring

Here's my first post of the day to tell you all about the new challenge over at Nutcrafters. This time it's the lovely Audrey's turn to choose the theme which is:
'Use your colouring skills'

I used one of the new stamp sets called 'Dino days' which is lovely to colour with my promarkers and spectrum noirs.I added some funkyhand paper from my stash too.

As always there are prizes to win so why not join in with us as and pop over to see what beautiful creations everyone's made.There are freebies to use with Katie's compliments too.

We would like to see cards or projects using your 'Colouring Skills'
Main Prize

To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability

I am now home from Scotland and trying to catch up with you all.i'll get there but it might take a little bit of time.

Have a super day whatever you are up to. Thank you for popping by to see me and for all your lovely comments as always.It makes my day.

Love Debs

Ribbon or twine

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