Friday 31 May 2013

Humphrey is out!

Hi all,

Wow, what a beauty of a day.The washing has dried, I've made a few cards, sat in the sun to rest for abit and a quick tidy ready for my house viewing tomorrow morning at 10am - no dawdling for us in the morning!!!!

It might seem crazy but I've put a Christmas card together today  - I'm trying to be a little more organised this year whether it works out or not who knows!!!!!

I used my freebie Humphrey stamp and coloured it with promarkers and added glitter. The paper & the sentiment is from fancy pants, snowflakes and christmas tree all Marianne designs.The tree is embosssed with a  dotty embossing folder, a charm was added and some card candi.

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Got another christmas card tomorrow so I'll say goodnight.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Baby Baby

Back again,

I'm back so soon as there's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Susie's turn  and she picked the theme of :

The gingham papers, the baby pre-coloured image were from the Polkadoodles cdrom 'Sundae of Seasons'. The dies I used were a crafts too hearts die and a crafters companion de'sire die .I embossed a sheet of white card with a dots embossing folder after I'd die cut the shapes and then  inked it up with distress ink, some woodware letters were embossed and inked too. A punch was used too as well as some gems, a charm, a pearly heart, glitter, bakers twine and buttons.

Rather pretty pretty for me but I quite like it. So why not pop over and join in with us. We'd love to see what you make.

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Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments lately.I am so lucky to have such wonderful and thoughtful blogging friends.

Hugs Debs x

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It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's the lovely Sylvia's turn to pick the challenge theme which is:

I used a new soon to be released digital stamp 'cheesy dreams' isn't it the cutest image(coloured with promarkers and coloured pencils), darice border die, black letters and buttons.

We'd love to have you popping over and joining in with us. There are prizes on offer as well as lovely freebies for you to use on your project.The freebies are on the homepage tab too.The teamies love it when you use a Nutcrafters image too.The prize details are below:

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 popped to the hair dressers today to get my hair coloured and freshened up.It's a dark brown with quite abit of red through it - love it.Last time I went I got some blond put through it but couldn't get used to it. Nice to have a change.We've got a house viewing this morning at 11 so here's hoping that they might buy it - you never know. I'll be out having a coffee.
That's all for now. I'll be back in an hour with another post.

Love Debs x

Saturday 25 May 2013


Afternoon everyone,

I've been up bright an early this morning, such a beautiful day.The washing is on the line and I've been pottering in my craft room with some stamps that I've had for ages.Hope you like it:

I used a freebie butterfly embossing folder,Polkadoodles fairy flutterfly stamp(Bevvieboo) - I used both butterflies, I coloured and paper pieced the butterfly too.I distressed all the edges and doodled with white sakura pen on a couple of pieces, gingham ribbon, inked lace, marianne designs english rose and flower, glitter, chipboard letters and flower charm.

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I'd better go and bring the washing in.

Love Debs x

Friday 24 May 2013

Gingerbread men & ladies

Evening to you all,

Phew what a wild chilly day yet pretty sunny - weird weather. After all the tidying up and painting for the viewing they didn't turn up - thought it was next week so got 2 viewings next week now - the joys!

Anyway I managed to pop to work for an hour and a half on Wednesday which was good.  I was good and took it easy.Then I got a few plants for the pots and hanging baskets.  After going out for a cuppa and a cake I put together a little greenhouse and planted a couple of pots.

Here's a card I made today to add to my Christmas card pile.

I used papers and images from polkadoodles sundae of season cdrom, wooden buttons, pearls and ribbon from my stash.
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Have a super weekend whatever you're doing.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 22 May 2013

More Kraft!

Hi all,

Hope you've all had a nice weekend.  It's been all go here getting the house tidied up abit more for more house viewings. Got a 2nd vioewing today so you never know....

Had a little time in the garden which was nice as it was a lovely sunny day on Sunday.  Hubby decided to tidy up the paintwork in the living room but realised the sample pot didn't match so we were at B&Q yesterday morning at 8am (early start) to get a pot of paint and the living room got a nice coat of paint.Such a handy man..... I've still been trying to take things easy like a good girl.!!!!

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and we want to see some kraft card or paper on your creation.  So here's what I came up with on Monday:
Well I went a little kraft crazy - can you tell.I used my De'sire die to cut out the shape that frames the new soon to be released digital stamp(coloured with promarkers) - she's a cutie. I also used my Marianne designs- poinsettia die, english rose die and leaf die.I added a wooden button and some lace.

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Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Sunday 19 May 2013

Using Acetate!!!!

Morning everyone,

Myself and the rest of the Funkyhand design team have been playing with the soon to be released Wedding paper collections and I have to say I never been so inspired by such a fantastic collection.  Good job Anice

I decided to have a go with a piece of crafting material that I've never really tried - Acetate.  I've had some for a few years now and it's the printable type so I decided to challenge myself - argh scarey. 

What was I worrying about, it is so versatile and it was great to venture out of my comfort zone for a change so here's my card with an acetate bubble:
Here's what I printed out and gathered together:
2 sheets were printed out - 1 sheet of acetate with a backing paper printed onto it and a 2nd sheet of paper.
I cut out a section of acetate and scored it on both sides, enough so that it'll wrap around a pice of card and attach with very strong tape. 

Then put the card together.
It's good to try a new technique or different materials. Hey if I can do it - anyone can!

I'd love to see what you make with any Funkyhand product so we can pop and leave you a comment. So don't be shy and pop over to Get funky and craft and join in. You can also pop onto our Facebook page and post your pics too.


Have a super day 

Hugs Debbie x

Saturday 18 May 2013

Lots of hearts

Happy Saturday......

Why is it happy - well it's not down to the weather is it!  My chest is much better and I'm feeling more like my old self at last.  Sadly it's one of my learners 60th birthday today and I was invited to the do but it's it bit too soon to party!!!! Boring I know.  I thought I'd show you the beautiful card I was sent from my close friend Sheila who is quite a crafter and extremely talented. She's a newbie to cardmaking but with her ever increasing stash you would never know.If I ever run out of something I just call Sheila's craft shop - Ha ha. It's true and her partner Tom is quite nifty with the Hougie board and cardmaking too:

Sheila's card

I've had a fab day crafting and trying to stay warm - brr, supposed to be nicer tomorrow fingers crossed. I had to put the heating on for an hour as I had goosebumps and that's with a jumper and leggings on - life eh!

Shannen had a wild ladies night last at KC stadium in Hull - strippers that's all I'm going to say.  Needless to say when she rolled home this afternoon from staying at her friends she was a little ropey and needed a power nap...... Think it was a good one! Shamus is still full of the cold I gave him bless him - I was just sharing!

Here's a card I made while the yummy chicken thighs and homemade wedges were cooking:
Quite rustic I feel.  Would you believe the pocket is from an envelope - I had a light bulb moment after embossing it and decided I preferred the de-bossed side and found the pocket.I used the images from Polkadoodles sundae of seasons - the gingerbread couple are so cute, shaped frame & big heart - Picknix vol.1, inked with distress ink, Computer printed sentiment inked,heart buttons from my friend Sheila and bakers twine.

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Have a nice weekend - it's bathtime for moi.Thanks for stopping by.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Lots of Squares

Told you I'd be back didn't I!

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the lovely Ang has chosen the theme of
we'd love to see what you come up with so pop over, join in and see what the rest of the talented teamies have made.

I used my friend Sheila's 'Just Rite stamp' and cut the sheet into equal squares, mounted it onto yellow card, die cut some buttons from a Nellie Snellen die, faux stitching with sakura white pen and Paula Pascal sentiment stamp. I made this card for her too.

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I received a lovely blog candy parcel in the post on Monday from the lovely Kath & Buddy that I won.Thank you both.
Thanks for popping by. Time for me to go and play - whoops work in my craft room.

Love Debs x 

Kraft time!!!!!

Morning everyone,

How are we all feeling today? Well I hope. It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and I chose the theme of  'Kraft'
Who doesn't love kraft paper or card! I just love it.
I stamped and embossed some kraft card, then dry embossed it (butterfly & flower folder) and inked it up. I added some paper from my stash left over from my wall hanging, coloured this fabulous new soon to be released 'one of the teen trio' digital stamps, Thanks sentiment - nutcrafters stamp set,added some lace and some faux stitching with a white sakura pen.

Remember we have 2 prizes up for grabs and our fantastic Top 3 spots too 
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)
We would love it if you could come and visit our blogs so if you click on our names it will take you to each of our blogs

So why not pop over and join in with us. There are freebie images to use too. Also I'd like to give a big welcome to Audrey who has just joined the design team.


Have a great day even if the weather is abit iffy again. Back in an hour.

Love Debs x

Sunday 12 May 2013

Deb's Craft Room wall hanging

Morning all,

It's a beautiful day, not sure for how long but I'll enjoy it while it lasts. I have wanted to make a a wall hanging for ages so  I had a light bulb moment this morning and here it is:

Now I've made a plaque it has to be my craft room and a part time dining room when it's not messy-Ha ha!!!! It's never messy, I just like to spread everything out .......

I used an Mdf heart, painted it with acrylic paint and coloured with lilac pan pastels.Paper and words are from Polkadoodle's Picknix1 cdrom cut out into a heart shape. I also used raffia for the hanging part, bakers twine, buttons and letters from my stash.

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Have a lovely day and thank you for your kind comments as always.  See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Friday 10 May 2013

A card for Mum

Evening everyone,

How are you all. Well I'm feeling much brighter now and not barking too much like a dog at last.... Still taking things easy like a good girl though.......  I've been having a nice time mainly crafting over the last few days and here is a card I made for my Mum that I haven't blogged yet.

I used some Pink Petticoat - Isabelline papers & sentiment which are lovely,  Printed the sentiment directly onto the papers, added gems, flowers(wild orchird) and ribbon.

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Look what I received yesterday from my lovely Mum and her husband Bob:

Bless them - I am so lucky.Aren't they stunning.They really made my day.

I'll hopefully be back over the weekend.Going for a cuppa and to watch a film with hubby hopefully - unless I fall asleep - whoops!!!!.

Big hugs
Debs x

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Lots of purple!


I can't believe it's been a week since I last blogged.  Been abit under the weather with my chest.  I might be barking like a dog and have a husky voice but I can still craft..... 

It's midway through the current bingo challenge over at Nutcrafters.  This time i've chosen the line - buttons,punches, embossing. We'd love to see you over there - so get crafting!

I decided I wanted an arch shaped card for a change, and used: swirls embossing folder, lilac pan pastel, fiskars punch, Nutcrafters soon to be released'Spring bouquet' digi stamp - promarkers & pencils, buttons, butterfly punch and buttons.


Hop you've all had a super bank holiday weekend.It's been so beautiful here in East Yorkshire. Even had tea outside last night. Thanks for popping by and for being such wonderful followers.

Love Debbie x

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Favourite colours!

Last one for the day - whew - everything landed on one day so I'll make this a quick post.

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum christmas and the theme is
'Favourite festive colours'.
These are my favourite colours I used a Marianne designs freebie stamp (promarkers)and papers, snowflake and tree dies. Also some glitter, typed sentiment and doily die.

We'd love to have you joining in with us plus it means you start to make a dent in your Christmas card list and see what the rest of the teamies have made.
Our sponsor this month is Fantastic Ribbons £10 + postage

Fantastic Ribbons

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That's all for now.  Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Furry Friends!

Back again dear friends,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the lovely Angela has chosen
'Furry Friends'

My Dad loves whippets so I've recycled a calender for the pictures, the backing paper is from another calender - more recycling!!!! stamped sentiment, chipboard letters embossed and card candy.

We'd love to have you joining in with us so I hope to see you over there.


Had an hour or so out with my daughter yesterday, she wanted some company.So she drove me and pushed me around in my chair - she's so good.  We had a bit of a shop at Outfit then she took me into hobbycraft for some card blanks.  I was very good  and didn't get anything else. They've moved everything around in the Hull one so that was abit annoying but it is easier all being downstairs.Been a busy day with the shopping being delivered early, washing, cooking a roast and stripping the beds - supposed to be a steady day - needless to say a rest is in order tomorrow.

Love Debs x

BINGO Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone,

Now don't rush and get your dabbers out and your eyes down and ready for a game as it's the theme for the new Nutcrafters challenge picked by the lovely Gemma.
I chose to go diagonal - embossing, free(lace) and die cuts.I used Go-kreate die, de'sire tag die,darice embossing folder, distress inks, inked some lace, sentiment stamp - Nutcrafters and new soon to be released digital stamp - Happy Days coloured with promarkers.

There are prizes on offer so please join in with us.Use a freebie from the tab if you don't have any Nutcrafter images - there are plenty to choose from.

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 Digi stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)

See you over there.

I'll be back in an hour for another two posts - busy day....!
Thanks for popping by and welcome to my new follower.

I'd also like to thank you for the lovely get well wishes - you are a sweet and kind bunch of friends. Still have some pain but it's improving thankfully.

Big hugs Debs x

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