Wednesday, 30 July 2014



How are we all today? Hope you're well. It's Midway Reminder time over at Nutcrafters and Katie's theme is:
 'Summertime Celebrations'
So lets see some bright and summery themes,images and colours.

I went all out for lots of bright colours - oh to be beside the seaside.......
the beach hut scene and the people are all Nutcrafters digital stamps.
I hope you can join in with us and don't forget the lovely teamies have made some great makes to inspire you all. There are fab prizes on offer too of course.

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Had my first trip out in the car yesterday since my Sciatica nerve begun and my back was so sore. We were only popping to B&M and for a coffee.Even though I feel better round the house the same doesn't apply out and about, so I think I need a bit longer before I next go out.We live and learn. Had a nice breakfast at Frankie & Bennies - yummy pancakes,bacon and maple syrup and Shamus had a big breakfast - lovely treat out together. Bit naughty but very nice. Shamus cooked a BBQ tonight and my Mum in law and Shannen came which was nice. 

The plan today is to be good and take things easy with a touch of crafting hopefully.What about you? Have you anything good planned?

Thank you for popping by.
Big hugs x
Debs x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Forgotten Funky Time


Warning.... you may need your sunglasses on for this post!!! It's that time of the month when we re-visit a 'Forgotten Funky' from Funkyhand's array of products. 
This time our chosen download is: Rainbow Polkadots and I think I went all out and extremely dotty.

Aren't these papers fabulous.... this is 1 download that I haven't used before so it was fun to work with it. You have a choice of 26 papers in all these colourways - wow. I love it. 
Anyway here's my gift bag and tag - all homemade and made with my new tool bought by my lovely kind hubby - a We R Memory Keepers bag making board. This is my 3rd attempt, my 1st ones were a little interesting. He surprised me with it and a box making board while I've been poorly.What a guy!


 I used as many of my dies as I could - butterfly, poinsettia, leaves, grass and I rolled my own roses.Such fun.I loved it when I'd made it but I think I've gone OTT what do you think?


Don't forget to pop over to see what the rest of the Funkettes have made over on Get funky and craft blog.Feel free to tell us what you think.

Thanks for popping by. Here's hoping my lovely daughter Shannen is feeling abit better today as she's got tonsilitis bless her.She's 19 but I still keep texting her to see how she is every hour or so as it hurts for her to talk.
Have a super weekend lovely friends.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Funky Thursday


Wow, has it still been hot where you are?  I've never known a Summer like it.I don't know why I bother doing my make up as it just slides off my face.My hair isn't much better but it's getting a trim today thank goodness and it'll be my first day out for over 2 weeks.It's only round the corner so hubby is going to push me round in my wheelchair.

I'm here with something a little bit different today- well it is for me anyway! It is my turn to do the blog post over at Get Funky and Craft and I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a play with some coasters that I'd got free through the post. To decorate my coasters I used the Funkyhand Memories in Sepia paper download. The idea popped in my head yesterday morning thankfully so I gave it a go.

I also used the  Full of beans digital stamp and took it into my graphics program to paper piece it and printed them out.

Don't forget that  Funkyhand are on Facebook  and we have a new Facebook page called Funky Hand Crafting. We'd love to see any of your Funkyhand creations so please don't hold back.You can add your pics to the facebook pages or in the comments under the Get Funky and Craft  post.We need your link though so we can visit you.


Thank you for popping to see me and for all the lovely get well wishes, you are so kind.I am feeling alot better now thank you and hoping to be out and about very soon.

Hugs Debbie x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On the Beach


There's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and our lovely teamie Caz has chosen the theme of:

'On the beach'

It took me a while to think about what I wanted to make. My brain just wouldn't work - nothing new there!!
I knew I wanted to use these freebie chipboard images and the rest just fell into place.Thank goodness - phew!!!

So have I tempted you enough to join in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow, don't forget to pop over to see what the rest of the ladies have made.

Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Summertime celebrations


It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and it's our hugely talented stamp designer Katie who has chosen the theme of:

'Summertime Celebrations'
(whether it's travel or a holiday)

As always there are prizes to be won and we'd love you to pop over join in and see what the rest of the teamies have made.


Well I'll be back in an hour with another share.

Hugs Debs x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Guest DT Gift bag

Morning lovely bloggers,

I've been lucky enough to be chosen as a GDT over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts Challenge for Challenge . How lucky am I? 
The challenges are second to none with a constant theme of:

'Anything Goes'

I decided to decorate a plain  gift bag with pretty papers from my stash, the topper I have used for the bag and the gift tag were from the 'Vintage Photo sheet 7.'The pics are so beautiful and inspiring to use.

So why not pop over here and see what the rest of the talented DT have made to inspire you to join in with us.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Lexie and the rest of the DT for inviting 
me to join in this challenge.I've loved using your products.

Thank you for all your get well comments that you've left me this week.It really touched me what lovely friends I have.I am on the mend but it is taking a little longer than I thought to get this Sciatica nerve to behave.I'm just taking each day as it comes.

Big hugs
Debs x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Christmas in July


It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and it's still 
'Christmas in July' as chosen by the lovely Jo.
I had these digi's coloured and cut out ready to use when I needed them which was handy.The papers are from Funkyhand - Trad-ole-Christmas download (these were left over papers from my folder stash).
I made some rosettes with the help of my hubby with his glue gun - what a guy! A little bit of stickles and glossy accents finished it off nicely.
Remember there are prizes on offer and the rest of the teamies have some great inspiration for you so why not join in with us.We'd love to see your makes...


Take care.
Hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Happy Birthday

Morning lovely friends,

Did you think I'd fell off the face of the earth? I have still been around doing the odd commenting but no posts due to starting with my Sciatica Nerve - never had it before and don't want it again once it is better. I have been spending alot of time laying on my left side, throwing lots of painkillers down my neck.Its easing but I'm still getting alot of pain.Haven't been able to sit to craft much either - very sad..........
Anyway enough of my explanation - if I haven't been commenting much etc you now know the reason. Very naughty body.

Today is my lovely Step Dad's birthday 'Happy Birthday Bob' - so here's a card I made using a fun digi stamp which I treated myself to From the heart stamps - birdbrain wine. Well it did cheer me up!!!!! I also followed the sketch from Here.All coloured with promarkers.


Have a nice day, I've got paperwork to do - check we're being good with money!!!

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Edible Summer Treats

Hello again,

Another new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Angela's turn to choose the theme of:
'Edible Summer Treats'

I had to have an ice-cream on my image, so I chose a recent digi stamp that I'd won from Delicious Doodles called 'Sunshine Gal' It was a lovely image to colour with spectrum noir pens.

So why not get looking through your crafty stash and join in with our challenge.The ladies have made some amazing creations that are bound to make you feel peckish.


That's all from me today.Not sure what I'm doing today.My Sister and family are down from Scotland for a few days so I might pop and meet them for a cuppa and a catch up.

Thank you again for popping by and leaving lovely comments. 

Christmas in July

Morning all,

It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Jo's turn to choose the theme of:
'Christmas in July'

So a great chance to get ahead...

For my card I used Mrs Claus knitting digi stamp for a Cosy Christmas look.The backing paper is from a Fancy Pants paper pad.I cut out the sentiment and the gloves from these papers.

As always there are prizes to be won, so why not join in with us and pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.:

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'll be back in an hour with another DT post.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sunny Days


Well hasn't the weather picked up - love the sunshine.So decided to share a summery card today to brighten us all up.

It's Midway Reminder time over at Nutcrafters and Helen chose:
'Anything but square'

I used one of the digi stamps from the Teen Seasons 'June'

She's a real cutie ready for the Sun.
We'd love to see your creations, so why not join in with us - you've got another week until the next challenge.The rest of the teamies have made some lovely cards etc... and remember there are some lovely freebies on the blog too.


So whatever the weather have a good day.

Hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Baby Boy

Afternoon all,

I thought I'd pop on today to share with you a baby card that I made for my daughter's friend who recently had a baby boy called Cameron.He is a little cutie.
I used my funkyhand papers, dotty embossing folder, scallop & heart die, banner die, alphabet die, Sundae of Seasons - Polkadoodles cdrom baby digi, button and charm.


Well that's all from me today.Still being good and taking things easy - hubby will be pleased.Today I've been doing some blog posts, hung some washing out and now going to order the shopping to come tomorrow.Might even try some crafting tomorrow if I'm able - fingers crossed.

Hope you're okay.
Hugs Debs x

A Winter's Scene

Morning lovely crafters,

It's time for a new challenge over at
and it's my turn to choose the theme which is:
'A Winter's Scene.'
So lets see any scene that you'd find in Winter at Christmas time.Remember it has to be a Christmas creation.

I was wondering what to make for my card and looked through all my Christmas stamps - you know how I love to stamp..... My lovely friend Sheila gave me this Indigo blu stamp which is gorgeous ( I have some others from her but haven't had a chance to ink them yet).
I used versafine brown ink, another sentiment stamp, stickles for a frosty feel and a fine liner for some faux stitching to frame my card a little more. 

Again our sponsor this month is: 
with a great prize!

So why not get started on those Christmas makes early and join in with our challenge.We'd love to see you over there and the teamies have made some beautiful creations.


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