Saturday 27 April 2013

Clean & Simple

Hi all,

Well it's sunny here then it rains but not too bad really.  I've been in my craftroom pottering about to take my mind off my legs being painful.Just my M.E misbehaving and telling me to take things easier.So why not craft..... I've made a wine bottle tag for a new home gift and wanted to keep some clean lines and no layers for a change.Here it is:
I used Polkadoodles Picknix cdrom  and used the treehouse digital image, clouds and sentiment and put them into my serif programme. Added some blue panpastel to the background, coloured sentiment house - promarkers, faux stitching, bakers twine and added glitter.
Here's a close up:

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cutie pie challenge-42-clean-and-simple.
allsorts challenge week-204-anything-but-card
creative corner challenge-16-clean-and-simple
patties creations challenge-66-anything-but-card
celebrate the occasion challenge-109-clean & simple

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Midway Reminder

Hi all,

It's been a while since I last posted. I popped to see my Dad yesterday which was lovely to catch up.  What a gorgeous day it's been today. Lots of washing on the line and even time to craft - perfect.....

It's time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters to continue the 'Anything goes' theme chosen by Katie.
I made another pyramid shaped card from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper,Funkyhand backing-papers - wishes-and-kisses cdrom, New, yet to be released - 'a token of......' Nutcrafters digi stamp(promarkers & pencils, buttons,bakers twine, doodling and a darice ticket embossing folder.

Here come the boys blog challenge-50-little-boy-blue-monochrome
Totally papercrafts challenge-163-monochromatic
one stop craft challenge-225-not-square
cards for men challenge-8-anything-goes
cupcake craft challenge-239-monochromatic

That's all from me.Have a lovely day everyone.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Round and Round


Back again and now it's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's my turn to choose the theme and it's:
'Round and round' 
so anything round is good!
I went circle mad can you tell!!!!
Remember to see what the rest of the talented teamies have created and join in with us.

I used my xcut circle cutters and cut out lots of circles, stamped a LOTV image and coloured with promarkers.Stamped a sentiment, cut it out with a doily die, faux stitching and some card candi.

delightful sketches -challenge-round-up
di's digi designs challenge - all-about-bears
craft your passion challenge 158-adorable-animals
incy wincy designs - fur-or-feathers
ready-teddy-go challenge-21-anything-goes

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to and thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x


Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Katie has chosen the theme of:
 'Anything goes.' 

I used:some cosmos cricket papers, 'wheelbarrow race' new Nutcrafters digi stamp yet to be released(promarkers), distress inks, kanban sentiment stamp, tree embossing folder, grasses embossing folder, star button die

We'd love to see you join in with us and there are freebies here.
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)

 Pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.

I should be at work now so I'll catch up with you soon.

Love Debs x

Tuesday 16 April 2013

April showers

Hi everyone,

Did you have a good weekend? Wasn't the weather so much better mind you the wind has caused a little havoc and blown down a few fence panels in our back garden so hubby has had to replace them as they were falling to bits.  Always a job.  The trouble is when the weather is brighter do you see more things to do around the house? I do.

Had a nice couple of hours with Shannen in Hull yesterday, she did the driving which was good for me.We took a few things back that were faulty and bought a few essentials.  Then finished up having a bite to eat. Nice quality time!!!

I've had more washing out on the line today - gosh I'd forgotten how nice everything smells from being outside. Bit more ironing but hey ho that's life.  Managed to fit some crafting in today.

I used a pre-coloured image from Polkadoodles'double sprinkles of kraft' and added an umbrella and backing paper from 'Sundae of seasons' to a kraft bag.I also embossed a rain drop stamp over the whole image - hope you can see it and some stamped umbrellas on the backing paper. I cut out some wellies to use as a tag, added card candi, lace bow,ribbon and a wooden bird.

crafty calendar challenge-april-challenge
polkadoodle week-15-challenge-april-showers
lexi's creations challenge-88-lace and/or ribbon
abc-challenge - l-for-lovely-lace
crafty cardmakers challenge-89-tag card-matching-gift-wrap
oldie but a goodie challenge - make-it-girly - new kraft bag, new sheena stamps(rain & umbrella) and old lace and cdrom images

Right I'm off to watch something with my hubby.

Love Debs x

Sunday 14 April 2013

It's Springtime!

Morning all,
 It's time to Get funky and craft
When I was thinking about what to do this time I had a few ideas but then out of the blue I decided to get my offcuts out from the Funkyhand daisy day download and use the Spring has sprung sentiment topper.  I actually won this download from the Get funky and craft challenge blog so you never know what can happen.
Here's the offcuts I collected with some pieces of card for matting and layering to inspire me:
How can you not be inspired with such fantastic products from Funkyhand.
 I really tested myself on this one.It was very simple to make - a few cuts with the scissors, faux stitching, some bakers twine and jobs a good un.

So come and join in with us over at Get funky and craft
or pop over to our facebook page.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

Hugs Debs x

Friday 12 April 2013

Pink & brown

Hi all,

Another quiet day today, Shamus drove me to the council offices to renew my blue badge and to tell them that they've been using the wrong postcode for nearly 6 years - some people!!!! Then back home for a nice cuppa and a catch up on emails etc... and a little crafting of course.
I used: digital stamp from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet cdrom - promarkers, polkadoodle pink stripey  paper, kraft card embossed with freebie butterfly folder, sentiment, wooden butterfly and flowers.I also inked aroud the image with spun sugar which isn't showing up.

The images top looks lilac on my photo but it is really pink, I tried to work on my shading with my promarkers but I'm not sure - hope it's okay - need more pens........

crafty catz weekly challenge-178-sketchie-time
paper-crafting journey - monochromatic
totally papercrafts challenge-162-get-krafty
incy wincy designs - out-of-the-box
polkadoodle -week-14-challenge-pink-and-brown
card crafters circle - challenge-70-DIE CUT and/or DRY EMBOSSED CREATIONS

Have a nice Friday night and I'll be back over the weekend.

Love Debs x

Thursday 11 April 2013

Pyramid card

Hi all,

How are you all.  Well i went to work yesterday and had a lovely lunch with the learners.We had sausage and butter bean casserole with fresh bread and for pudding we'd made a cheesecake - yum!!!! Bit tired today so having a steady day and a little crafting....

At the weekend I had a go at a card shape I've been wanting to try. My lovely funkette teamie Kathy did a great tutorial over at get funky and craft so go and have a peep and join in with us.All my papers are from the recent download from funkyhand i-love-you-sew.
I also used buttons and bakers twine which you can get over at the fabulous Funkyhand as well as so many fantastic goodies. I wanted to try a shaker card too so I used my spellbinders die too.

get funky and craft - building-pyramids
papertake weekly - bingo - buttons, free, die-cuts (my free is faux stitching)
Delicious doodles challenge-30-folds
tuesday throwdown tuesday-throwdown-challenge-142-fancy folds
crafty creations challenge-217-no-squares
fussy and fancy challenge-86-faux-technique (faux stitching)

Well thats my rest over and now it's time to craft.

See you all soon and thank you for popping by and supporting me.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Midway reminder - shaped cards

Hi all,

Well it's time for a midway reminder for the challenge over at Nutcrafters which is shaped cards. I fancied doing a different shaped card so found a free template over at Waltzing mouse stamps of a watering can.It was realy easy to print and cut out.
I used a freebie flower/butterfly embossing folder, Nutcrafters soon to be released 'Garden delights' digital stamp coloured with promarkers,butterflies cut out from embossing folder and glittered, gems and ribbon girls flowers.

Totally gorjuss challenge-178-anything-goes-with-sparkle
Card makin mamas - no patterned paper challenge
Crafting for all seasons challenge-49-floral-delight
bearly mine challenge-81-anything-goes
divas by design challenge flowers
i love promarkers challenge-163-embossing

Well I had a no crafting day yesterday as there was shopping to be ordered, a quiche to be made and then an afternoon spent in the hairdressers getting my hair coloured. Busy busy.

Hoping to be at work today when this goes live.have a good day whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Sunday 7 April 2013

Pink,black & funky

Hi all,

Here's a card I've just made.  Isn't it weird how when an idea just springs to mind then it ends up totally different to what you expected when you start looking at your stash - that's the beauty of crafting.
I used: - It's all about Polkadoodles today -Polkadoodle stamp(promarkers(paper-pieced too& sentiment - so cute isn't she!,  pretty sweet cdrom papers & other cd papers, buttons,papermania borders from my stash.Forgot how much fun paper piecing can be.

Polkadoodle week-13-paper-piecing
songbird challenge-17-five-colours-in-her-hair
chocolate coffee cards challenge-36-color-inspiration
sister act card challenge-1 - anything goes
one stop craft challenge-223-birthdays
crafty catz weekly challenge-177 anything-goes

Having a quiet crafting day today.  Did a few jobs around the house yesterday.

I had my friends Sheila and Tom pop by on Thursday which was lovely. As usual we never stopped talking and she brought some lovely dies and embossing folders for me to try out in my Ebosser while they were here. I started to run out of steam physically so Tom took over with the ebosser.  I sent her home with some magazines and a few stamps to try out.  That's what crafting is all about - SHARING!!!!  Thanks again to you both - it made my day you popping by.

 I was out on Friday looking at cars with Shamus - couldn't test drive it as I've still got a dodgy left arm - no idea what I've done - things just tend to happen like that to my body. Shamus got to drive one though. Then we popped to Frankie and Benny's in Selby to test their lovely breakfasts again - syrup pancakes yummy but rather naughty - Hey ho.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone and thank you so much for following me.

Hugs Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Happy Birthday - Pretty pink

Hi all,

Two posts in one day - I really do need a lie down!!! Ha ha.

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme has been picked by the lovely Helen:
'Happy Birthday'

I used some Pink Petticoat. papers (marshmallow collection), computer typed sentiment (love this scramble  font), Marianne designs english rose and leaf die and card candi.

So why not join in and see the lovely creations from the rest of the teamies. 


Have a lovely day no matter what you're doing. I've got my lovely crafting friend Sheila coming over with her partner Tom so maybe a little crafting who knows.  There will be plenty of chatter over a cuppa.

Love Debs x

Shaped cards

Hi all,

The lovely Helen has picked theme this time over at Nutcrafters which is:
'Shaped cards'
I used one of the new and soon to be released digital stamps from Nutcrafters called 'Helping Hand' - promarkers, kraft card for border die and plant pot, flowers - polkadoodles, ribbon, leaf die, grass cut out by hand and die-cut fence inked from my stash.
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 hope to see you over there joining in.

This is quite a different shaped card for me, I had an idea but still not too sure about it??????  


I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and had lots of chocolate.  Had a lovely shopping morning with Shannen on Monday - got a few bits and pieces.

Back soon with another post.

Big crafty hugs Debs x

Monday 1 April 2013

Lots of tags!

Hi all,

Hope you're enjoying your bank holiday Monday.  I will be at the 'White Rose Centre' in Leeds as this goes live for a little retail therapy with my daughter Shannen.  She'll be my chauffeur for most of the journey so hopefully i won't be too tired afterwards.

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles christmas challenge blog and it's the lovely Sandra's  turn to choose the theme so it's:
'Tag it'

The sponsor for this month is:
Di's digi downloads

the winner will receive a fab $10 voucher to spend on her gorgeous images!
For my gift bag with lots of tags I used a Fancy Pants freebie pad and cut out some tags,punched a hole and added raffia. Then I just made some pockets with some different sized strips of backing paper and just added a few gems.I'm quite pleased how it turned out for a change.Isn't it funny how a sheet of backing paper can give you an idea.


We'd love to see all your creations using the 'Tag it' theme so see you over there.

Love Debs x

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