Wednesday 30 January 2013

Nutcrafters Cute & Girly Midway reminder


It's the 2nd week of the current Nutcrafters ' Cute & Girly' challenge.  So there's still plenty of time to join in with some fab prizes on offer.  We would love to see what you create. Here's my card:
I used a Nutcrafters' stamp (promarkers)and adapted it to look like it's holding the chipboard letters that have been embossed with the cuttlebug dotty embossing folder.I dug out some freebie papers, inked the edges,added a Mariannes designs poinsetta flower and another swirls die, bakers twine and some pearls.

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paper-crafting journey - for a girl challenge

Had a lovely day on Monday visiting my Dad - nice to catch up, then on Tuesday I did abit of crafting and a little housework as I have a couple of people coming to view the house this week. Fingers crossesd. Forgot what a nightmare it is making sure everything is tidy and in its rightful place.I like a tidy house but this is too far......See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Monday 28 January 2013

New Home - New Funky Hand goodies

Hi all,

Must make this a quick post as it's been quite a day.  First things first - how inspiring is the new funkyhand download 'Just for Jen' and digital stamps

They are amazing......... I got them last week and wow the ideas just kept on coming. Beautiful colour scheme in aid of a fellow funkette who has had her own struggles with breast cancer that we wanted to do something in her honour. She's a real fighter and is soldiering on.  So all our love and best wishes to her and her family.

The download colour scheme is inspired by the colours for Breast Cancer Awareness, pinks and greys. It's £3.19 - I know a bargain!!!! When a  purchase of the download is made a donation is given to help to aid more research.  So dig deep everyone - it's for a fabulous cause. 'Just for Jen' is released with 4 new digital stamps so click on the link above to see what the rest of the teamies have created.  You will not be disappointed.

Here is my first make:
I used the above download, New funkyhand digital stamps-Number Two Tree Stump Lane, Where the Faeries Live digi(so cute) coloured with promarkers, distress ink background, pan pastel background on the card. Typed sentiment, card candi and ribbon.

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The squirrel and the fox challenge-36-something-new(new home digi stamp, new papers)
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promarker challenge week-182-favourite colour combo (pink & grey)

Hope you like my first card.  There will be more being shown this week.  Will catch up with you all soon.

Love Debs x

Sunday 27 January 2013

Family banner card

Hi there,

So how is everyone?  All okay here in snowy East Yorkshire. Met up with some friends on Friday at a M.E. group meeting. Nice to catch up with our group and some from other groups.  Tiring day.

Also prepared for someone to come and view our house yesterday at 11. All organised and tidy to no avail - they didn't turn up - not a happy bunny.People eh how rude - just a phonecall to cancel would have been nice but hey ho that's life.

Decided that it would not be a total waste of time and had a play in the craft room.Here's my card:

I used Polkadoodle cdroms - Picknix and Sundae of seasons for papers, the letter flags, cross-stitch hearts and altered some bits on my free Serif programme. I also inked the edges of the letter banner, die cut some flowers and leaves from Marianne designs dies -LR0226 & english rose and added a lace bow, decorative pins, twine and buttons.

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marianne design divas - banners-and-bunting

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back real soon.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 23 January 2013


Back again with a DT card for Ruby's Rainbow and it's Susie's turn to pick the theme and it's


So it was time for me to dig out my lovely Penny Black stamp set:
I used: Penny Black stamp set coloured with promarkers and distress ink around the edge, darice die, kraft, new hearts die inked with distress ink, peel offs, papermania paper distressed and some lovely wooden buttons from my lovely friend Sheila.

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Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.More crafting for me I feel.

Love Debs x

Cute & Girly


Well I've had a few nice days of crafting.  I have even done some little jobs in the house.  The ironing is beckoning so who knows.

It's challenge time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is chosen by the lovely Helen and it is:

Cute & Girly so please pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made and join in with us.  We'd love you to use an image from Nutcrafters.  There are also some freebies for you to use Here. 
I used a Nutcrafters stamp, paper pieced it, used bakers twine for the washing line, Woodware letters embossed and inked with distress ink, freebie papers and gems.

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Song bird challenge-12-baby-mine-new-baby
Joanna sheen challenge - new-beginnings
Crafty calendar challenge-whats-new - new baby

I'll be back in an hour with another DT card.Hope to see you over at Nutcrafters.

Love Debs x

Saturday 19 January 2013


Hi everyone,

Welcome to more new followers - bless you for joining me.  As the title says CAKE - that's exactly what my card shouts out.  Trying hard to support my lovely daughter as she's joined Slimming World and is really commited so I'm cooking meals in line with it for it and it's a fab way of eating healthily.  Its really made me cook different meals and wow they are tasty.Trouble is I get the nibbles at night so have been dying for some chocolate or cake.  Will have a little treat tonight I think.  Anyway enough about FOOD... here's my card:
I used: my Serif to import the letters,cake images(from Picknix 1 cdrom), as well as the fab free Emma Canning digi(coloured with promarkers). Sentiment from Polkadoodles 'Pretty Sweet' cdrom and used a doily die around it, Darice die for the bottom of the card, free card candi and bow from a present I received. To finish I used my tattered rose distress ink to frame the card edge.

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Hope you're all staying cosy in this snowy weather.We had abit of snow yesterday, I got my car to the garage for a safety check up in the morning before the snow arrived thank goodness. Shannen came with me to give me a hand and to spend a bit of time together. A bit of shopping was involved - nothing exciting for me though just toiletries and make up.Shan treated herself and why not. Well that's it for now.
I came 1st in the last Polkadoodles challenge and won a download so that finished my day off nicely. Thank you to Nikky and the team. Been crafting today and taking things easy. Have a great weekend.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 16 January 2013

More Flowers!


Well did you get some white stuff?  We did, our road was very icy, luckily it melted alot yesterday. I got a lovely parcel yesterday of the goodies I'd ordered from Wild Orchird Crafts with the £10 voucher I won from Bev before Christmas.Lots of luscious flowers.

It's Midway post time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is flowers and lots of them so pop over and join in with us.
I used papers from the fabulous Funkyhand wishes and kisses cdrom, freebie flower embossing folder & distress ink in the background, Marianne Designs flower dies and leaf die, Nutcrafters Digital stamps - Moonbeams, music in the air and Angel cake.Also Nutcrafters sentiments 2 stamp sheet for the Thanks, lots of flowers and even flower ribbon.

Pretty different card for me but fancied doing something different.Hope you like it.

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Stay cosy everyone and welcome to more new followers, I am very lucky to have such great blogging friends.

Love Debs x

Sunday 13 January 2013

Friend card

Hi all,

Well what a week I first found out I'd won the latest 'MAWTT' challenge with my thank you cards and came third in the last Polkadoodle challenge with my window card.How lucky am I.  It's been a nice week and I've just been pottering about - making a few cards and household chores. Which do you think I spent the most time on ...... yes ........ cards!!!! Here's a card I made today for a friend.  All the bits have been sat on my table all week ready to be put together - we can't rush these things can we!

I used my new Polkadoodles 'Picknix' cdrom and serif free download to add to the framed sentiment and to duplicate the freebie digi girls from Emma Manning, some pink netting, tattered rose distress ink on the card stock,lace, a ribbon and some roses.  Really pleased that it came together quite quickly.

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crafting for all seasons challenge-43-something-new (new stash - Serif download,new flowers, new Emma Manning digi & picknix cd)

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing and stay cosy as it's rather chilly.  I'm off out to meet my Dad for a nice coffee at Costa coffee.  My first trip to Hull since before Xmas.

Welcome to my new followers too, thank you for joining me.I really appreciate you being here and for all the lovely supportive comments that you leave me.  I'm going to collect some bits and pieces together for a candy which will hopefully happen soon, so keep popping by.I was supposed to do one before xmas but time just ran away with me.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 9 January 2013


Two posts in one day - busy busy...... It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Angela's turn to choose the theme:

- something that makes you smile or a smiley face. 
Here's my card:
What else would I use except the cheeky little housemouse.  They are so funny.

I used: my Poppy Housemouse stamps and coloured in with promarkers and distress ink, letter stamps, fancy pants paper and string.

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We'd love to see your creations so pop on over to Ruby's Rainbow and check out what the rest of the lovely teamies have made.

Have a nice day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Flowers everywhere

Good morning,
It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters.  Sylvia has picked the theme which is 'Flowers.'  Have you guessed my news yet?????????????
Yes I have been asked to join the Design team.  I am so chuffed as their images are fab and I've been a big fan since they first began.  How lucky am I!

It's a fortnightly challenge and the only rule is that you use a Nutcrafter image. If you don't own any there are some freebies Here. So no matter what you make we'd love you to pop by and join in.  There are prizes to be won too.  Also have a look at what the rest of the talented  DT have made.

Here's my card:
I printed out a flower template onto card from my Boofle cdrom,die cut some purple flower shapes to go around the Nutcrafters image - Sprinkle of stars digi image, embossed them too with flower embossing folder, stamped a flower stamp for the background in versamark and gave the background a hint of lilac pan pastel, glued some flowers and gems to finish the card off.

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I'll be back in an hour with my Ruby's Rainbow post.

Love Debs x

Monday 7 January 2013


Well, how's everyone...... are you all back in the swing of things?  A new year full of new experiences - very philosophical I know.. One tries - ha ha.  I'm still trying to shake off this sickness bug that I've had for a week. It's the stomach pains that are such a nuisance.  It's certainly helped the old wasteline plenty. Not the best way to lose weight but hey ho that's life.

Here's a card I made for my Mum in law for Christmas.I absolutely loved doing the embossing and must do more of it. 
I used a freebie snowflake stamp, versamark and white embossing powder, Marianne's Designs Poinsetta ,Anja's leaves 2 and english rose die, satin ribbon, white webbing for a bow,freebie xmas sentiment stamp & kanban family stamp.

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I've got some news to share with you on Wednesday so will see you then.

Love Debs x

Sunday 6 January 2013

Something New


Hope you're all okay and getting back into the swing of things.  I got a lovely surprise yesterday and received my new Studio 12 Picknix cdrom that I'd won from Polkadoodles.  It is gorgeous. I used it with the Serif programme that my hubby downloaded for me this morning.  So trying lots of new things today.
Here's my card:
I used a paper, the window image, numbers from the Picknix cdrom and imported them into Serif to manipulate.Typed a sentiment, scored the window shutters so they open and shut and cut out a couple of flowers from the backing paper.A simple but effective.

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Have a lovely Sunday.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 1 January 2013


Happy New Year to all my blogging friends.  
Lets hope 2013 is a better year for us all.

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles christmas challenge and Shell has chosen  
 as the theme.  Here's my card:
The sponsor for January is:
Di's digi downloads  
For my card I used a die cut from Mulberry Wood papercrafting kit, Marianne's designs snowflakes die,scalloped frame die, dotty embossing folder, silver card candi & typed sentiment.

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songbird challenge-10-merry-christmas
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 105-anything-goes

It would be lovely to see you join in with us over at sparkles christmas challenge and remember to see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Have a great New Years Day.

Love Debs x

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