Wednesday 27 February 2013

Exploding box for an 18 year old

Hi all,

Well I made it to the dentist but not to work.Head still dodgy so took things easy today.  Probably the shock of a check up at 9.15 so had to get organised early for a change.Was straight in and out with no problems....

Here's an exploding box that I made with the template, papers & numbers from funkyhand 'wishes & kisses' cdrom and freebie toppers I've had for ages.I also used my english rose die,doily die, gems & dew drops. Shannen wanted this making for her friend as it was so different to pop a gift in.
Hotshot craft challenge-15-anything-but-card
Card makin mamas - its-birthday-time
incy wincy designs - anything-but-card
digital tuesday challenge-199-birthdays
oldie but a goodie challenge - bright-colours
craft spot by kimberly - monday-challenge-88-pop-it-up.

Have a nice evening and see you all very soon.

Love Debs x

Lilac & Lemon Midway challenge Reminder


How is everyone today.  Hopefully this will post while I'm at the dentist for a check up then straight to work.  I am actually leaving the house alone after a week of being in or being driven about.  Will I return...... Anyway here's my card for the ongoing challenge over at Nutcrafters. It's midway through Gemma's theme:
'Lilac & Lemon'
I used Nutcrafters digital stamp -love & friendship-coloured pencils, funky hand lilac paper & lemon striped freebie paper, freebie sentiment, gems, inked the daisy, coloured the base card with pan pastels, sakura pen and gingham ribbon.
I followed the sketch over at Moving along with the times:

Moving along with the times - skech time
Totally gorjuss challenge-172-happy
Dream valley challenge-51-ribbon-and-bling
created with love challenge 30-mid-winter-break - bright & cheery
Bearly mine-challenge-75-anything-goes

Have a super day whatever you're doing. Remember to enter my candy - my way of saying thank you.

Love Debs x

Saturday 23 February 2013

Saturday afternoon Crafting

Hi all,

Thank you for the good wishes - I've still abit of a fuzzy head but managed to do some crafting this afternoon.I fancied doing something abit differentfor a change.Was making a card then went off on a tangent as you do... and decorated a box too.  Really enjoyed it.

I used papers and toppers from my Polkadoodle Picknix 1 cdrom, made a flower out of a inked doily, lace, reused a box which my perfume came in, lace, wooden buttons and ribbon.

Polkadoodle week-7-shabby-chic
Pink gem challenge challenge-add a bow
Bearly mine challenge-74-lace-ribbon-twine (used lace & ribbon)
chocolate coffee cards challenge-33-buttons-bows
crafts 4 eternity- very-vintage
Paper-crafting journey - bingo - sentiment, buttons & flowers

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 20 February 2013

In the Garden

Back again....

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the turn of the extremely talented Shaz to choose the theme
'In the garden'

I used an old My Craft Studio cd for the background paper and image, birds embossing folder coloured with panpastels, funkyhand sentiment from Wishes & kisses cdrom, flowers and gems.

So get crafting and join in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.  Come and see what the rest of the teamies have made.  See you there.

chocolate coffee cards challenge-32-hobbies - gardening
natalie and amy-something-old-something-new( old cdrom -papers and image, new flowers & gems)
oldie but a goodie challenge - bright-colours - old cdrom (papers & image), new - (flowers & gems)
craft spot by kimberly - monday-challenge-87-flowers

That's all for today.  Have a good day.

Love Debs x

Lemon & Lilac

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Gemma has chosen the theme which is:

'Lemon & Lilac'

Such a gorgeous colour combination.
I used a Nutcrafters stamp - Help it grow \9coloured with promarkers), scraps of paper from my stash, paisley embossing folder coloured with panpastels, inked some lace & a flower, added more flowers,  Die'sire die & marianne designs swirl coloured with panpastels, sentiment from stash and buttons.

We'd love you to join in with us over at Nutcrafters so pop over and see what the rest of the fabulous teamies have made.  There are prizes on offer and freebies for you to use on your creations if you don't have any Nutcrafters images.

milk coffee challenge - make-it-cute-challenge
crafty catz weekly challenge-170-eyes-down-its-bingo-time - lace,buttons,flowers
cutie pie challenge-38-pretty-pastels
abc-challenge - h-for-happy-birthday
sparkles forum challenges challenge-41-lace-it-up
incy wincy designs pop-it-up

Back soon with another card.  I'm staying in today and lying low as still having problems with my headaches and not liking the light. Gave up the fight and went to the doctor yesterday. I've got Sinutitus so have got some antibiotics. Hopefully I'll be back to normal very soon - well as normal as I've ever been -ha ha!

Love Debs x

Saturday 16 February 2013

Another Love card

Hi all,

Well I've had a restful week as been feeling abit rough, yesterday I had such a bad head all day - couldn't stand the light - never took so many painkillers..... Slept well so head much better today so maybe get some crafting done. Here's another 'Love' card:
I used the Polkadoodle ' Sundae of Seasons' cdrom for my backing paper, heart digi stamps & birdies(promarkers.Then added lots of bakers twine, glitter, gems, letters and buttons.

Polkadoodle week-6-challenge-valentine-love
crafty sentiments - valentines
the paper shelter challenge-99-be-my-vale ntine
Paper-crafting journey-love
the squirrel and the fox challenge-37-love
charisma cardz challenge-6-anything-goes

Coffee time I feel.  Received something nice in the post this week from a magazine competition - a £20 LOTV voucher to spend - so some difficult choices this weekend as I love their products.  Have a super weekend and don't forget to enter my candy - you don't have to have a blog - remember to read the rules.....

Love Debs x

Thursday 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day so I thought I'd show you the card I made for my hubby.  It had to be:
Not too fussy
These men are hard task masters but worth it.  We don't really celebrate Valentine's but we exchange cards.
I used: cream spotty paper, papers from prima and freebie 'Love you sentiment' - old magazine, heart dies, de'sire tag die, raffia, button and card candi.  Also used a little distress ink on the raffia.

He liked the card I'm pleased to say - whew!!!!

Moving along with the times - love-is-in-air
craft your passion challenge-149-my-valentine
allsorts challenge week-193-valentines
love to create challenge-52-feelin-love.
divas by design challenge - love-and-romance.

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Candy Time


At last I've got around to putting my candy up. I received the items last week, took the photo over the weekend but you know how time gets away with us crafters - well me definitely. This is my way of thanking all my lovely followers and people that have supported me over the last few years and left me some wonderful comments. 

Prize consists of:

Kaisercraft butterfly stamp
Rose stamp
Decorative pins
& card candi.


If you'd like a chance to win this candy please leave me a comment below.

You don't have to be a follower to win but it would be nice if you like my work. 

Also if you have a blog please post a pic in your side bar. 

You can still enter if you don't have a blog.

Candy ends on 14th March 2013, winner posted on 15th March all being well.

Big crafty hugs to you all.

Debs x

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Midway Post - Love and Friendship

Hi all,

Well I had a lovely time catching up with my Sister and family over the weekend.  On Saturday I met them in Hull with Shannen and had a nice coffee then a bit of retail therapy - it has to be done!!! Treated myself to a couple of tops and some leggings - mission accomplished.... then lunch at Chiquito's - yum.  They went back yesterday so today I went to my lovely friend Sheila's for a chat and a cuppa and managed some stamping and embossing - lovely day.

Anyway it's time to remind you that we are midway through the Nutcrafters - Love & Friendship.

I used the amazing freebie - 'Love Birds' found here - I cut them away from the bird house to show another use for them.I also used some freebie papers, promarkers, heart die, peel off letters, gems and feathers. Hope you like it.

incy wincy designs - add-texture
songbird challenge-13-hopelessly-devoted-to-you
digital tuesday challenge-197-up-up-and-away - birds
totally gorjuss challenge-170-love
crafty catz weekly challenge169-love-is-in-air-feature-heart
cute card thursday challenge-255-love-struck

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.  Must get my blog candy up today - will try!!!!

Love Debs x

Friday 8 February 2013

Pink & Red - very girly

Hi all,

Well after a manic Wednesday with work, viewing and then a couple of hours at the hairdressers - it takes time to get beautified you know!!!! yesterday was a nice relaxing day at home then the arrival of my lovely Sister and her family from Scotland.We had a nice catch up followed by an unexpected takeaway curry - yum!!! It was fine. Been crafting and tried out my new plaything - Ebosser and what did I do follow the instructions for die - cutting, that worked then I embossed it and cut the shape out of the magnetic shim - whoops.... Never mind, will have to get another.... Here's my card:
I used a Go-kreate die, paper -Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons, sentiment -Polkadoodles Double sprinkles of kraft, dotty embossing folder, lace inked with distress ink, Marianne designs english roses - inked with distress inks, bakers twine and glass beads.

polkadoodle - week-5-lots-of-layers-pink-and-red
totally gorjuss challenge-169-anything-goes-with-flowers
moving along with the times - only girls allowed
oldie but a goodie challenge - red-and-pink (oldie - embossing folders, dies,lace and glass papers, new - papers and core'dinations.
sparkles forum challenge-40-die-cuts-flowers.

I've had another quiet day in taking it easy and a nice bit of crafting.  I've even got a candy coming up so keep an eye out.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 6 February 2013


Back again so soon - busy day!

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Silvi's turn to pick the theme and it's:

I used prima papers, Kanban topper(xmas pressie), roses, pearls and typed sentiment.

Why not pop over to Ruby's Rainbow and see what the rest of the team have made and join in with us.

Cutie pie challenge-37-valentines cards 
Partytime Tuesdays Challenge 106 - love and romance 
Love to create challenge-51-lets-celebrate-Anniversary 

See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Friendship and Love

Morning all,

As you are reading this I should be on my way to my voluntary.  It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Katies turn to pick the theme which is:

'Friendship and Love'

I decided to make a shaped card for a change.This is a new digital image called 'Love Birds.' Isn't it adorable.

I used promarkers and vintage photo distress ink to colour in and added some raffia to frame the roof.

Creative creations challenge - it must be love
incy wincy designs - love is in air
Ooh la la creations challenge - ooh la las love story
My time to craft challenge207-love-is-in-air

We'd love to see you over at Nutcrafters to join in with the challenge and to see what the rest of the teamies have created.There is freebies there too and prizes so what are you waiting for!

Spent some time with my Dad over the last couple of days which has been nice.  It was his birthday yesterday so Coffee and cake at Costa went down lovely.  Got a viewing today so it'll be another coffee out with hubby while they show them round - tough life eh!

Welcome to my new follower, thanks for following.  I promise to get round to putting some candy up this week.  Got a few bits delivered the other day so will get it photographed.  Life has just been a little hectic.  Also received my new cratting equipment 'the ebosser' It's all set up just need some time to play.  My lovely friend Sheila ordered it for me  and she treated herself to one too, so hopefully it'll save our arms more.

Love Debs x

Sunday 3 February 2013

Love Love Love


Back again with a card I've made this morning.  Felt like doing a monochrome card for a change.  Thought I'd get some crafting in before I had to get some ironing done.  Needs must I'm afraid.  Shannen has just hoovered for me ready for another viewing.She's a good  help bless her.
I used my Polkadoodle 'Love & Cherish' cdrom for the backing papers and digital image. Dies - english rose and hearts, gems and peel off.

Polkadoodle week-4-monochrome-monochromatic
heck of a challenge - love is all around us
bearly mine-challenge-71-hearts-galore
card makin mamas - i'm-in-the-mood-for-love

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  I will once the house viewing is over........ Thanks for popping by and following me.

Love Debs x

Star Cake card

Hi all,

It's Debbie here and it's my turn to show you what I've been making.  It's a week ago since the new download Just for Jen was released and wow what an amazing download it is,so useful too.  I decided to use one of the digital stamps called star cake.
The digital stamps are easy to colour and you don't have to be a fantastic colourer either, I certainly aren't. What did I need:

1 piece of printed backing paper from the download,
1 sheet of white card stock,
Card base,
Cutting dies,
Typed sentiment from funkyhand wishes and kisses cdrom,
1 digi stamp printed and some promarkers(or any colouring medium you have to hand).

What did I do

I attached the backing paper to the card base, 
Cut out some star and a scalloped sheet using some dies in my cuttlebug,
Coloured and cut out the digital stamp, then glittered it.
Then I attached the sentiment and image.
Really simple card with clean lines yet very quick and easy to do.
So why not dig out any of your funkyhand goodies and join in with us over at Get funky and craft.

Promarker challenge week-183 - sparkle (used glitter)
one stop craft challenge 214-anything-goes
moving along with the times - punch-it-out  
Enjoy your Sunday.

Bye for now Debbie x

Friday 1 February 2013

Sparkles Christmas DT card

Hi all,

As this goes live I'll probably be fussing around the house making sure everything is just so for my house viewing - I'm tired just thinking about it.....

 It's the Ist of the month so that means it's a new challenge over at Sparkles christmas challenge blog. It's also our 2nd Anniversary so the theme is 'Anything goes'.

Anyway here's my card:
I used LOTV pre-coloured cute square image, Papermania papers - adore these, Marianne designs poinsetta,snowflake and leaf die, typed sentiment distress inks, glitter and gems.

 We are being sponsored by Fantastic Ribbon £10 + postage
Fantastic Ribbons - £10 + postage

So why not pop over and get ahead with your Christmas card making and see what the rest of the teamies have created. We'd love to see you over there.

Joanna sheen challenge 3-2-1 - 3 papers used, 2 embellishments(gems & flowers) & 1 image
kaboodle doodles challenge-156-winter
one stop craft challenge 213-sparkle-and-bling (glitter & gems)
creative craft challenges 2-bling-it-up (glitter & gems)

Have a great day whatever you're up to. I've got an A4 baby card to finish and a box to make for a pressie-wish me luck.

See you all soon.

Love Debs x

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