Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!

Good evening lovely crafters,

Just a quick post to thank everyone who has sent me birthday wishes.41 eh! I certainly feel older today as we got confirmation a couple of days ago that our moving day would be tomorrow. My first reaction was - argh....... We got back from the NEC to start madly packing. so that is what I've been doing for most of today..... It's certainly been an unusual day.

I could be away from blog land for a few weeks as we might not have our broadband connected for a while.

Hope you're all well and thank you for being wonderful followers.

Big hugs
Debs x

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pearls,flowers & charm

Back again,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Denise's turn to choose the theme which is: 'embellishment recipe - 'Pearls,flowers & a charm.'So get all your pretty embellishments out and get creating.

I've used Inkydoodles stamps for the background,the sentiment and the flowers - these stamp sets were borrowed from my friend Sheila. She's my personnal craft shop - how lucky I am to have such a generous friend to craft and share with.

Remember to check out what the rest of the amazingly talented teamies have made - I'm sure you'll be dazzled.

aud sentiments challenge -94-any-sentiment
sweet stampin challenge blog today-we-are-4 - celebration - birthday
scribble and scrap crafts challenge-6-always-anything-goes
delicious doodles challenge-63-no-design-paper

As always have a super day.

Love Debs x



Well that's me back from our trip to the NEC for the motorbike show.Really enjoyed staying over and seeing all the lovely motorbikes.....

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and it's my turn to choose the theme which is:
'Use Santa on your creations'
For my card I used a cloud embossing folder borrowed from my lovely friend Sheila, cut some clouds out to add some dimension, Nutcrafters Pudding balloon coloured with pro markers and added glitter.A snowflake charm, gems, a sentiment and silver twine.I love it when an idea works.

There are so many fantastic and usable images to use over at Nutcrafters shop and the fab freebies on the blog.We love to see your creations using Katie's images. You can also do any projects for the challenges and as always there are prizes on offer.

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)
Remember to check out what the rest of the teamies have made.
Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments and support.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Thank you

Morning lovely crafter's,

I hope you're all well on this chilly day, as promised here's a quick post to show you another card I made with the new funkyhand hairy and scary download.
 I diecut the stars out of a sheet of white card, popped some of the offcuts of the download behind, added foam tape to make the top piece of card stand out and added a funkyhand sentiment from the papercraft factory cdrom wishes and kisses and a little bit of twine. Hope you like it.

Remember there are lots of samples on the links above from all the funkettes - lots of great inspiration.

creative moments of craft-anything goes/cas
chocolate coffee cards challenge-53-so-grateful
dream valley challenge-70-clean-and-simple
papertake weekly - giving-thanks
creative inspirations challenge-241-thanksgiving-thank-you.

We packed a few more boxes yesterday so the house move shouldn't be too much longer I hope. I'm hoping to meet my Dad for a coffee this morning which I'm looking forward to. Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up to.

See you soon.We are heading to Birmingham tomorrow for another night away. It's our yearly visit to the NEC for the motorbike show which is bound to be good.Can't beat lots of lovely sports bikes and many men in leathers...... Hee hee!

Love Debs x

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Hairy and Scary time

Hairy and Scary downloadable backing papers

Morning all,

That's me back from my lovely night away my hubby.We had a super time.Gorgeous food and amazing company of course.....  Anyway enough about me here's another fabulous funkyhand download from the extremely talented Anice called Hairy and scary which is being released today - it is brilliant. Here's one of the cards I made with the papers as well as the Monster cat digital stamp coloured in with promarkers. There are 2 more new digital stamps called Monster Dog and Rabbit. So fun to colour.So why not pop over and see them.
There are some fantastic samples from the lovely funkettes.

Created with love challenges -anything-goes
brown sugar challenge-69-anything-goes
cards galore challenge-november-challenge-animals

I'll pop back tomorrow with another Funkyhand make.I've had a nice cuppa with a friend I used to work with in the Nursery.It was great to catch up with Julia and she's a crafter so we've got lots to chat about. Have a lovely Saturday. 

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Cute Angel

Morning all,

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters., week 2 of Gemma's 'recipe theme', 

1 image, 2 papers & 3 different embellishments

so still plenty of time to join in with us.Why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created.

I've used some papers from my stash, flowers, webbing tied in a bow and a wooden snowflake embellishment.The digi stamp is Nutcrafters 'Music in the air' -released at the end of last year.


What are you all up to today? We've been clearing out our loft ready for moving - when we eventually get a moving date, so it's a visit to the tip today-rock and roll I know. Then we are picking up more boxes from my brother in law. It doesn't quite fit after having my hair and nails done yesterday.
We are going away for a night in a hotel in Hull - a pressie from my Dad and his partner.We are going to use it to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary which was on the 6th November while I was up in Scotland. See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Friday, 15 November 2013

Forgotten Funky time

Morning crafters,

It's time to re-visit another forgotten funky and this time it's 'Funky Little Christmas' This download contains 20 zingy papers, an A4 topper sheet and an A4 alphabet sheet aren't they brilliant. The rest of the funkettes are showcasing all their makes over at Get funky and craft so we'd love you to pop over for lots of inspiration.

Funky Little Christmas

I made my 3 mini Christmas cards quite quickly out of one A4 sheet.I took my papers etc.. into my graphics programme to resize. Such a fun download to use.

Remember we are on Facebook too and there is a brilliant competition if you fancy winning any six Funky Hand craft CDs of your choice? Click here to find out more.

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nutcrafter's Recipe


It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Gemma has picked a recipe for the theme this time. So we need to see:

                '1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 {different} Embellishments'

I used the 'trimming the tree digi,' 2 freebie papers,embellishments - 
gems, ribbon and a charm.

You could win:
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'll look forward to seeing your creations.Pop and have a look at what the rest of the teamies have made.
It took until lunchtime to get going properly today. Slept like a log and have had a play in the craftroom this afternoon doing the above card and some DT work.It was nice to relax and craft.

Well it's teatime so I'd better go and get cracking.Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Pink & blue

Hi all,

That's me back home after 2 and a half weeks up in Scotland with my Mum and family. I'd just like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone that sent me their kind thoughts and support while I was going through the loss of my lovely Auntie Pat. The design teams I am on have been amazing so THANK YOU SO MUCH - it meant such alot to me. I haven't known whether I was coming or going. It might take me some time to get back into the swing of things but here's hoping.

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the lovely Valou's turn to choose the theme which is:

'Pink & blue'
I hadn't a card prepared with being away but found this one that I'd sent to my niece in September.
I used papers & an image from a Forever friends cdrom, embossing folder, ribbon, twine and buttons
We'd love you to join in so pop on over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.
Thanks for popping by.Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

More Autumn fun

Hi to all my lovely blogger friends,

It's the midway challenge point over at Nutcrafters and it's time for some Autumn fun. So get all those yummy Autumn images out, or use one of our freebies.We love you to use Katie's fab images.Plus there's prizes as always. here's my card:
I used a leaf embossing folder and inked it up, I coloured this cutie image Nutcrafters Autumn breeze and coloured her with pencils with me still being away at my Mum's in Scotland so only have a few bits with me.
If you don't see me about like you normally do please accept my apologies.My Great Auntie Pat passed away on Saturday night and I've been helping my Mum with all the arrangements. I can't believe how much there is to do.The funeral is on Thursday, then we bury her ashes on Monday.Luckily I had this card made last week. She was an amazing woman and so loving.It's a blessing really as she was in a lot of pain with the Cancer.Thinking of everyone and sending you my hugs.

On a brighter note, get crafting as we'd love to see your creations.

Love Debs x

Friday, 1 November 2013

Have a Beary Christmas

Evening all,

So sorry for my lateness in showing the new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. The theme is 'Have a Beary Christmas.'
So why not pop over and join in with us and it'll be another Christmas creation ticked off the list.We'd love to see your Christmas bears.You'll be able to see what the rest of the lovely teamies have made too as well as a chance to win.

The sponsor is:

A prize of 3 digital stamps for the winner.
For my card I used a Pink Gem Designs digi stamp coloured with pro markers & glitter,paper mania papers,lace and charms.

Sorry again for my lateness as I've been sitting with my Mum at the hospital staying with my Auntie Pat who hasn't got long.We've been nice and comfy in recliners next to her bed so we can be there for her.The staff have been keeping us fed and watered too.Such a fab little hospital.She's comfortable but not aware of anything-bless her.Been there since 9am this morning....

Have a lovely weekend. Apologies that I'm not around in blog land or Facebook much.

love Debs x

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