Sunday 30 March 2014

Special Mum in law

What a lovely afternoon I've had with my beautiful daughter in between her busy work schedule.I got some gorgeous flowers, a lovely mug and a gorgeous meal out - yummy...... So spoilt.
How lucky am I!

Here's a card I made for my Mum in law.Me and Shannen popped yesterday to deliver it with some hyacinths in a lovely pot.

I used my hero arts stamp and inked it with my brilliance ink pad - I love the colour. I also didn't have any matching backing papers so I used a butterfly mask, embossed it with my ebosser and inked it.Perfect match.

Hope you've all had a really special day.

Hugs Debs x

Love you Mum

Hi all,

I would like to wish all the Mums' out there a Happy Mothers Day. I hope you're having a very special day.
I made a card for my Mum out of the beautiful Funkyhand-Mother of mine recent download.It was only available for a limited time.The papers are just so pretty and zingy. My sister in law wanted a card similar to this one for her Mum and she loved the wall hanger and wanted that too. I blogged it last Thursday.I felt very honoured that she liked what I'd made.

I plan to have a nice relaxing day and my lovely daughter will be popping around in between working, bless her. My Mum is in Scotland so I'll be chatting to her today too. She really is the best Mum ever. She's my best friend too and we chat every day.

Have a lovely day.

Hugs Debs x

Friday 28 March 2014

Forgotten Funky

Hi lovely crafters,

It's time for me to show you what I've made with this months  'Forgotten Funky' which is  the Funkyhand 'Retro Fun Wordbook' download. 

Retro Fun downloadable craft word book
It is so bright and very colourful.There are papers as well as a fab wordbook covering all the letters of the alphabet. We need some bright papers to brighten us up as it's been pretty miserable lately.

Everytime we re-visit these forgotten downloads makes us appreciate the fab downloads that we have not used for a while.

I'm abit late posting mine up so apologies funkettes.Why not pop over to our Get funky and craft blog to see what the rest of the teamies have made.
Here's mine:
I'd printed all the papers out at the beginning of the week and didn't realise it needed to be done for today - whoops, it's amazing what you can throw together with these funky papers to produce a nice fun card.Hope you likey.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Pink and brown midway reminder

Morning lovely crafters,

I meant to pop back over the weekend but my daughter has been really poorly so we spent many hours at A&E in Hull from 5:30am on Sunday morning.Then I've been checking up on her every few hours each day that she's okay.She wanted to stay in her own place -bless her. 
I've also been doing a few samples for the lovely Katie at Nutcrafters as she has some gorgeous new stamp releases for the HSNW Port Sunlight show on the 29th March.
It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is still 'Pink & brown', so why not pop over and join in with us as there are always prizes to be won.The teamies have made some lovely cards.

For my card I've used one of the soon to be released 'April' stamp from the teen seasons stamp set.

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Thanks for popping by everyone, I haven't forgotten about the candy I'll try and take a pic of it soon and do a post.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday 20 March 2014

Bee lucky

Hi lovely crafters,

Here's a card I put together this morning, it was prepped yesterday but I hadn't coloured it in.Now that my shopping has been delivered and put away I had time to play.Whoever invented online shopping for groceries I could not thank them enough - as there is no way I would be able to scoot around the supermarkets in a scooter to do it all. Just not able to anymore. I'm all for saving energy if I can so I can craft.... It's a no brainer....Anyway enough chatter here's my card:
I've used some papermania papers, bakers twine, a charm and a lovely image from Honey bee buckets from Meljens designs - coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pens.

Isn't the bee cute!

Thanks for popping to see me.Have a lovely day.It's a bit breezy in East Yorkshire so staying cosy inside today.

Hugs Debs x

Mother of mine

Hi all,
I'm here to share the new download that has just been released by funkyhand for all our lovely Mums, whether you call her Mum, Mom or Mam.There is a download to cover them all.Each set is £2.99.

Photo: Here is the new Mothers day downloads.  There are three of them.  We noticed that we all call our Mother different things, Mom, Mum and (in the North East alot) Mam.  So, Anice created three different collections using all the names.  In each collection there are 6 backing papers and then a coloured digital stamp. But that is not all!  There is also the black and white version of the digital stamp and two pngs.  So, you can colour them yourself and layer them as you want to.  You need to be aware though, these downloads are only available until 24th March then they are gone.  Grab one today!
You get 6 gorgeous backing papers,
a hand drawn digital image,
1 digital image coloured to match the papers
1 black and white digital image for you to colour in jpeg and png versions.

Here's what I made with the Mum download:

To make this I used 3 mini canvases which only cost me 99p,
I cut out the papers and the pre-coloured digital image to size,
glued them to the canvases,
added some die-cut flowers and attached a ribbon to the back of them.

Why not try it and post on our facebook page or leave us a link in the
comments on Get funky and craft.This is where I have shared this post too.
It can be any make with funkyhand papers etc.It would just be nice for me and the rest of the funkettes to visit your blog and leave you a comment.
That's all from me for now.Have a funky day.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 19 March 2014


Back again with my card for the new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and Helene has chosen

'Happy Birthday'

So I decided to use my new flower mask from Clarity Stamp Chrysanthemum 7 x 7 stencil.Isn't it beautiful.I decided to try embossing onto vellum and loved the effect. I also embossed it on the card background too. Hope you like it - very different for me but fun to try a something different.My lovely friend Sheila ordered this stencil for me as she is a member of the club and she also got treated me to a gorgeous Giraffe stamp and another stencil which I love.I am so lucky to have such a good friend like her.

We'd love you to pop over to see the rest of the teamies makes and while you're there why not join in with us!

I've been busy crafting over the weekend making some samples for a show at the end of the month but yesterday I decided to pop and visit my Dad yesterday. Had a lovely time catching up with him.It was nice to get out again and be independent. Feeling more like myself these last few days so long may it continue.Mind you I start some new pain medication tonight so lets hope it doesn't effect me too badly.

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Thank you once again for leaving your lovely comments, I really do appreciate you all.Keep your eyes open as I'll be popping some candy up very soon.

Hugs Debs x

Pink and brown

Morning all,

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

'Pink & brown'

The amazing Katie has designed some gorgeous new images for us to work/play with so you are getting a sneaky peak as they aren't released yet.

I've used a new digital stamp set called 'Birthday girl' - adorable isn't it and you get 2 sentiment stamps with it.It is coming in a stamp set too.

As always there are prizes to be won as well as the beautiful creations from the rest of the teamies who will inspire you to join in with us.

Main spend in the Nutcrafters store
Remember, you have to use a Nutcrafters image to win this prize
(there's freebies available here)

2nd prize.....2 digis or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from the store.
(subject to availability)

Thanks for popping by today to see what I've been up to.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 12 March 2014


Hi all,

Hasn't it been lovely weather! I even managed to get hubby to put up the washing line, I couldn't find my pegs (think they are in the loft - whoops) so I just laid them over the line. 

It's time for a midway reminder over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:

I wanted to use another of my new stamps Let's explore from Nutcrafters.The papers and the dies are from my stash.The sentiment is a Nutcrafters one too. Hope you likey.

As always there are prizes on offer and we'd love you to help yourself to one of the freebies from here.The teamies have made some lovely creations to inspire you.Remember you can add your make to Mr.Linky or email your entry too if you don't have a blog.

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing.I'm hoping to pop and see my friend Sheila and her partner Tom.I've been trying for the last month to go down so hopefully today is a good day and I can go for a little jolly.

Hugs Debs x

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Happy Anniversary

Hi lovely crafters,

How are we all today? I've been doing some washing, tidying up and a little bit of crafting of course.  This is the first day that I'm feeling more like my old self.My head has felt pretty good today just a bit of a headache now - so here's hoping those nasty headaches are gone for a few days at least - fingers crossed. 

After being weighed at the doctors lately and to realise I am 11and a half stones - whoops. So it is day 2 of eating healthily.My Mum and Shannen are doing the same with hubby bringing up the rear so lots of support for us all to keep it up.Exercise isn't really an option so watching what we eat is necessary. No more kidding myself.

Here's an Anniversary card I've made this afternoon using a lovely digital stamp called  'Love strung birds' from Meljens designs. Their images are so good.
I also used some papers from Papermania.I coloured the image with promarkers.


Well it's cuppa tea time so time to go.Have a nice evening.I'll be back tomorrow.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Green Monochrome + 1 other colour

Hi all,

Back again with another post to tell you about the new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the lovely Angela has chosen the theme is:

'Monochromatic Green + 1 other colour'

I didn't plan this card to turn out like this but I really like it. Pretty pretty.
I used a freebie peacock embossing folder and inked it up, the sentiment & leaves stamps are Sheena Douglass ones, the corner die-cuts are a trellis cut in half then I added buttons and bakers twine.

I love how these leaves stamped out and then I cut around them - they are really nice.I didn't even realise all the extra bits in the sentiment stamp sets. You don't need to use distress inks either to ink up your embossing folders etc - I used my small green memento ink pad. I only own a few distress inks & memento inks so it just shows you that we don't have to have an endless supply of ink pads etc of all the different makes.

Why not join in with us and check out what the rest of the teamies have made.


Have a lovely day whatever you're up to.I've been at home alot lately so my hubby took me to Makro for a cuppa and to get my tins of hot chocolate.It was nice to be out but I shouldn't have really gone.Even if I may not be able to get out and about much at the moment,I can still play with my crafty stash. 

Hugs Debs x



It's my turn to choose the Nutcrafters challenge theme this fortnight and it's:

'Boys, boys, boys'

I've used one of my new stamps that I recently bought form the shop.Such a cute stamp.  

Remember you can win some great prizes.

Main spend in the Nutcrafters store
Remember, you have to use a Nutcrafters image to win this prize
(there's freebies available here)

2nd prize.....2 digis or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from the store.
(subject to availability)
We'd love to see you over there to join in with us and the rest of the teamies have made some lovely creations.


Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Saturday 1 March 2014

More than 3 embellishments


Gosh, I can't believe it's the 1st of March already - where does the time go? It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and Sandra has chosen the theme of:

'More than 3 embellishments'

So I chose a freebie stamp set from an old magazine and coloured it with watercolour pens.
My embellishments are: lace, charm, twine and gems.

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We'd love you to join in with us and get ahead with your Christmas cards etc.. The rest of the teamies have made some beautiful creations, so don't forget to pop over and visit us.


Have a super day whatever you're up to.
I'm hoping to do abit of crafting today, so here's hoping.

Hugs Debs x

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