Saturday 29 June 2013


Morning on this beautiful sunny day,

The sun is shining, the washing is blowing on the line, hubby is busy painting the fence (when he's not stopped by a neighbour coming and chatting to him-that's his story anyway), Shannen is in bed after a busy shift at the pub last night and I'm blogging then planning on crafting if my arm behaves itself.....

Here's a card I put together yesterday - a different card for me as I really went to town on it but I really enjoyed the cutting out etc.

I used: All polkadoodle cdroms(sundae of seasons poppies cut out, double sprinkles of kraft cdrom girl digi stamp coloured with promarkers etc), grss mask cut out, de'sire die and gems.

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crafty catz weekly challenge-189 say-it-with-flowers.
di's digi designs challenge show-us-summer-fun.
crafts 4 eternity challenge 130-heavy-metal- butterfly charm from a bracelet
pennys challenge-133 - girl power
crafting for all seasons challenge-55-make-it-girly

Off I go to craft. Have a good weekend.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Gift card

Hi all,

Just a quick post to show you what I've been up to today.Had a nice bit of crafting time this afternoon.
I used a kraft card & tag then decorated them in Papermania sentiment and presents(stamped in versafine and distress inks.Got out my new xmas holly branch stamp previously won from Christmas cards all year round blog coloured with pencils, snowflake embossing folder, circle die to make a pocket for gift card and tag, twine, card candi and distress ink used to make it look more vintage.

christmas cards all year round - june-challenge - vintage
christmas stampin - csayl-challenge-21-last-minute-gifts
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - chnc-challenge-130-christmas-greenery - holly branch stamp
Christmas blog challenge - christmas-presents
abc christmas challenge m-for-men-or-mice(definitely my gift card can be for a man)

Off for a cuppa and to relax for the night.

Love Debs x

Things with wings


Told you I'd be back.  It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is 
'Things with wings' 
chosen by the lovely Angelique

I used 1 of my new LOTV stamps that I won a few months ago - so cute(coloured with promarkers,distress inks-background & glitter). My spellbinders die was used, dotty embossing folder, english rose die, leaf dies and butterfly die.I fancied a round card for a change.


I had a nice couple of hours out yesterday at my friend Sheila's house.My lovely hubby has been trying to take me there since last week but with feeling iffy he got me there at last. It was nice to catch up with her and her lovely partner Tom.We share our crafty bits and pieces now and again which is really nice to do. She is one generous lady. Usually we do some crafting but we weren't able to.We still chatted craft so that's just as good.What a kind hubby I have - bless him.

See you all soon and thank you for popping by to see me.

Love Debs x

Show some texture

Hi all,

Apologies if I've not been around commenting as much as usual. I've been having some problem with Mr blogger on a night as well as problems with my right arm due to my M.E so will be keeping my posts short and sweet for a bit- so please bear with me.
It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's Audrey's turn to choose the theme of:
'Show some texture'
which could be embossing - wet or dry - glitter/stickles, glossy accents, textured paper, etc.)
I used papers from Funkyhand Wishes& Kisses cdrom, swirls embossing folder, new bird bath digital stamp(promarkers used), lace, wool, charm from a necklace, feathers and flower.

We'd love you to pop over and join in with us, also to see what the rest of the teamies have made.The prizes are below. There's freebies available too on the blog page.
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) 

The new Nutcrafters website is up and running with all the new release stamps/digital stamps. Katie's done a brilliant job with the website so why not pop over and have a look.There is a freebie digital stamp available and 15% discount.

Have a super day. I'll be back in an hour.

Love Debs x

Sunday 23 June 2013

Summer Wedding

Morning all,

It'slittle old me here with a chance to see what I've made with the lovely new Funkyhand Summer Wedding papers download.They are at a brilliant price of £1.99 so why not treat yourself. They are so usable and not just for weddings. Here's my card:

You can also make your own embellishments from the papers like I have done. All I did was cut out some of the flowers from the  off-cuts of paper and shape them with an embossing tool and a mouse mat.  Easy peasy and so effective.

I used a heart die and a border die too.  By blogging I also saw a pic of a wrap-around heart which I wanted to try out. All you have to do is fold a die cut heart in half and glue them together - why not have a go and share your lovely creations with us over at Get funky and craft  or  on our facebook page. The fold around heart is a pocket too to pop in a little tag ect.... It can be anything you've made using your fantastic Funkyhand goodies.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday 20 June 2013

Another Dad card

Hi all,

Wow wasn't in so hot yesterday.Love these sunny days.... I got into work yesterday and we cooked coronation chicken and strawberry muffins - yummy.  Needless to say I made the muffins with a couple of learners. Here's another Dad card I made recently.
I used all the papers etc from Polkadoodles cdroms, printed out the computer typed sentiment, added some bakers twine and pegs.

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creative craft challenges 2 - challenge-12-we-love-you-dad
crafting for all seasons - challenge-54-one-for-guys
totally gorjuss - challenge-188-for-dad
delightful sketches weekly-challenge-raise-banner
here come the boys blog challenge-54-lets-go-dotty

Well I've got a couple of get well cards to put together today so off I pop. Have a nice day and thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Time for a cuppa.....

Hi everyone,

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and we are halfway through Helen's theme of :
'Food &/or drink'
Remember we have 2 prizes up for grabs and our fantastic Top 3 spots too - we have changed our Top 3 rules so please check them.

I used one of the soon to be released Nutcraftersdigital stamps called 'teatime' and coloured with promarkers. A Go kreate die was used, freebie papers,I cut out some of the tea cups from the paper to make them stand out like decoupage, fine liner pen and glitter.

The challenge runs until next Tuesday at 5pm so lots of time for you to grab your Nutcrafters digi's and craft...... Freebies available too on the challenge page.See you there and don't forget to look at what the rest of the teamies have made.

charisma cardz challenge-23-digis-only(used Nutcrafters digi)
no matter which challenge-10 - Bingo used:die cut, flowers on the teacup & sparkle/glitter
cardmakin mamas challenge 71-on-farm-animals(always mice on a farm)
delicious doodles challenge-40-all-creatures-great-and small
allsorts challenge week-211-time-for-tea
corrosive challenges by janet challenge-176-animal-antics

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing. When this posts I'll hopefully be getting ready to go into work for abit at least.

Love Debs x

Sunday 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day


A little later than I planned but I've been out this morning to meet up with my Dad for a coffee and cake. It was lovely to catch up and see him as it's been a few weeks... I tried to schedule this last night but our internet and Mr blogger was so slow.Is anyone else finding this happening to them on an evening?
I found a couple of maps in my car and one was old so I recycled it for my Dad's card.I found the area where he lives and lined up my star dies.Added lots of foam to the dotty blue paper for dimension, typed a computer sentiment, chipboard letters, bakers twine and a star wooden button.

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creative craft challenges 2 challenge-12-we-love-you-dad
crafting for all seasons challenge-54-one-for-guys
joanna sheen challenge-/fathers-day
dream valley challenge-59-fathers-day-male-theme

Hope you've had a lovely Sunday with your Dad or memories of your Dad.

Big hugs
Debs x

Saturday 15 June 2013

Birthday card

Hi all,

Have you had a nice Saturday,hope so. We had another viewing today and hubby thought it was at 9:30 and I thought it was 2:30 - guess who was right - Yep Moi!!!!! Needless to say we still got up early and tidied up just in case plus I couldn't ring till 9am.

Here's a card I made with lots of left over paper, sentiment and images all printed a while ago. Never thrown a card together so quickly but it was a challenge too.
All papers etc are from different Polkadoodles cdroms. Just added some faux stitching and gems.

Polkadoodle week-23-birthday-card-using-scraps(everything on my card was from my left overs box)
oldie but a goodie challenge - stitching - old papers, images & sentiment.
divas by design challenge - happy-birthday
Fab n funky challenge-175-birthday
sister act card challenge challenge-11-anything goes

I'll be back tomorrow with a father's day card hopefully.

Love Debbie x

Wednesday 12 June 2013


It's me again with a new challenge over at Rubys Rainbow and the lovely Jennifer has chosen the theme of
So here's my card

I used my favourite stamp set from Inkylicious, versamark, white embossing folder, distress inks,Sheena's sentiment, ribbon and gems.Really enjoyed getting inky with this card.

We'd love you to pop over and join in with us, as well as seeing what beautiful creations the lovely teamies have shared.

as you like it challenge-3-favourite-rubber-stamp-why - I love this stamp as it's full of grasses and flowers too and I can use it as the main part of my card or as the background too.It's such an effective and pretty stamp too.
allsorts challenge week-210-in-garden
pink gem challenge -83 - emboss it.

I tried to do this post ready to schedule for today last night but blogger was misbehaving. It's going to be a crafty day as not able to make it into work today - feeling abit ropey. Hopefully I'll get my father's day cards done.

See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Food or drink!

So I chose food of course!!!!!! Shock horror.
It's time for Helen to pick the new challenge theme for Nutcrafters which is:
'Food or drink or both'
I used some freebie papers, the digital stamp is'cherry on top' (soon to be released),doily, flower and ribbon clasp from the lovely Katie at Nutcrafters.

There are prizes to be won and we'd love you to create any project using a Nutcrafter image(freebies available to use)
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)

paula holifield crafts - albc-something-sweet
crafting when we can challenge 46-mad-about-markers

Have a great day and I'll be back in an hour with another post. Thanks for popping by to see me and for all your lovely comments.

Love Debs x

Sunday 9 June 2013

Wedding Ideas Memo board - new funky hand downloads

Whoop whoop..... guess what?????

It's official the new Wedding papers and digital stamps download has been released over at Funkyhand.I have loved working with them as have the rest of the fabulous funkettes.  We are so lucky.I'll be showing some of the things I've made over the coming weeks.

This was my first make with the Spring wedding papers and the alphabets. I saw a memo board idea in a magazine and thought I could do a wedding one so off I went. I'm quite proud and pleased with how it turned out.This was made with a couple of sheets of paper, an old a4 piece of carboard to mount it on, old pegs, ribbon, heart dies, butterfly die and my english rose and leaf die.Hope you like it too.

Available to buy at Funkyhand now designed by the hugely talented Anice
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charisma cardz challenge-22-tons-of-layers
oldie but a goodie challenge - wedding - old pegs, ribbon, dies & cardboard
bearly mine - challenges 89-dies-andor-punches - heart dies, rose&leaf die and butterfly die.
trimmies craft challenge-210-6th-of-june-anything-but a card (memo board)

Have a nice night.Off for a cuppa and to watch abit of tv with hubby.

Love Debs x

Lots of purple


It's a beautiful sunny day today. Hope it's nice where you are. I made a couple of cards yesterday and had a lovely day crafting.I love it when a card idea just pops into your head.Anyway here's my card:
I used 'Hoot Polkadoodles download' for the owl digi stamps and the backing paper. I coloured the owls with sakura pens, promarkers and pencils. Paper border, paper, lace and embossing folder were inked.Used pan pastels for the card blank.

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papertake weekly - anything-goes
stampin for the weekend - cute
di's digi designs challenge - beautiful-borders

Must go, can't sit on my bum all day.....

Love Debs x

Saturday 8 June 2013

Another fab doodlewords

Hi all,

It's time for another Get funky and craft instalment.  I don't know about you but everytime I go to make a rosette I forget how wide to do the strip for folding so off I go and check through my mags etc..... So I thought I'd put a few pics up to show you how I made mine.
I used the winter wedding papers and the 'you're having a baby doodlewords which will be released very soon here. A button, some bakers twine and card candi are all that I added.I also used a pram digital stamp from the Wishes and Kisses cdrom

Here's what I printed off for my card: 1 sheet of paper by dragging and dropping the digital papers and doodleword using a graphics program like Craft artist etc.
From an A4 sheet of paper I cut a strip - 1 and a half inches wide.
on my scoreboard I scored as shown above.Then did a concertina effect - valleys and folds.
Join each end together and trim any excess.So that it looks like the pic below.
Push the rosette down and glue a piece of card on the back to hold it in place.
And there you have it - your very own rosette.
We'd love to see anything you make using any funkyhand product.I'd really love to see you have a go at a rosette too.

paper make up stamps-challenge 91 - focus on the sentiment 
sister act card challenge-10

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.I'm hoping to continue to have a nice crafty weekend and I am taking it easier after a busy week.  

Hugs Debbie x

Wednesday 5 June 2013

New Home

Hi all,

 It's little old me with a little preview of the new doodlewords which Anice has been beavering away to create for all you lovely crafters.  I have had a ball using them. I'm finding them so useful and I'm sure you lovely crafters will love them once they are released.
I've used the New Home one in the centre of my card and as you can see you can colour them or leave them as they are.So versatile.

I used the papers from the new - soon to be released 'Summer wedding' papers and printed the digital stamp doodlewords directly onto the paper,
I cut a square, a rectangle for the roof with a triangle off each side and an offcut for the chimney.
Then popped them on a card base and cut around the shape. 
The flowers were cut out of the offcuts I used to make the roof and I shaped them. 
My white sakura pen coloured some of the doodleword in and my fine liner was used for the faux stitching.I also added some gems.

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sister act card challenge-9
totally papercrafts challenge169-anything-goes
totally gorjuss challenge-186-anything-goes-with-flowers

So why not pop over to our facebook page or to Get funky and craft to share with us what you think of the new doodlewords what you create with any of the funkyhand products, so don't be shy.

Big crafty hugs Debbie x

Mono Midway Reminder

Hi all,

Two posts today so I must get on with it. How have you all been.What gorgeous weather we've been having - love it.

On Monday I met up with a few frienhds from our M.E. group for coffee and  a little itsy bitsy cake - lemon drizzle yum. Hubby drove me and picked me up bless him. It's so nice to catch up and get out of the house for a couple of hours. No viewings as yet for this week so I'm enjoying not having to tidy up in a frenzy.....

It's time for a reminder of the challenge over at Nutcrafters which is Mono so there's still time to join in with us so and to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created. I'd like to welcome the lovely 

who's joined the Nutcrafters design team.She is one talented lady, so it's lovely to have her on board.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on co'redinations & sanded it back a little, embossed the rest of the piece with a dotty folder & the letters.I inked the letters,added 2 lots of ribbon, die cut some stars and added one of the new soon to be released 'Granpa & the deckchair Nutcrafters digital stamps - coloured with promarkers and pencils.


Saturday 1 June 2013

Buttons and bows


Well as this is scheduled I should be having a nice cuppa out while people are viewing our house.

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum christmas and the theme is picked by the lovely Shaz which is 'Buttons & bows'.
I used a LOTV pre-coloured cute square, freebie papers, sakura pen for faux stitching, buttons, ribbon, bakes twine, and deer charm.

We'd love to see you over at Sparkles forum christmas to see what the rest of the fabulous teamies have created and to join in with us as there is a great prize on offer:

Our sponsor this month is Fantastic Ribbons £10 + postage

abc christmas challenge - k-is-for-kept-safe (deer charm saved it for a special card))
christmas challenge-75 - sketch
christmas card challenges-26-stitching
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-127-use-your-favourite(ribbon,charm,buttons & bakers twine)
christmas blog challenge - inspired-by-photo( inspired by the baubles on the christmas tree)

Have a lovely weekend.Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x

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