Sunday 30 November 2014

Such Joy!!!!

Back again,
I wanted to share with you a card I prepped last night and put together and coloured and glittered today. Such a cutie image which is the November-stamp-of-the-month-angel-joy. Loved using her.I followed the sketch and the colour twist, just not the wood part.Hope you like it.


I've had a nice crafty time today and I've been painting some other crafty bits too.Thanks for taking a peak at what I've been up to.

Hugs Debs x

Claws, Meow and Jingle


I'm here with a card I put together with the recent release of Kendrick Kat Wordbook. The papers and wordbook pages aren't necessarily for you to create only wordbooks. I like to set myself a challenge when Anice creates a new download for Funkyhand to try something different.

There is nothing wrong with making a wordbook as the possibilities are endless, after all Anice is the queen creator of them. The papers are so fun and quirky in this collection.

For my card I opened the file up in my graphics program and made Kendrick kat do some fun poses!!!!! He is so cool....

I typed a sentiment and started to put my card together. I cut out some of the words from 1 of the papers to add some interest.

Remember you can pop over to our Facebook page or see this or the latest posts from the funkettes at Get Funky and Craft.


Thank you for all the lovely comments and birthday wishes, you are so kind. Over the last few days I've had a fun filled time. My lovely friends Sheila and Tom visited me on Thursday afternoon to bring a gorgeous card and some money to treat myself for my birthday - bless them.We had a good laugh.
Then on Friday I had a lovely time when I met my Dad for coffee and a little slice of lemon drizzle cake -nice treat seeing as I've been so good lately. 

My daughter didn't take me to meet my dad as she wasn't up to it so Shamus took me.She visited later on. I was spoilt rotten by all my family and friends - I am so lucky. We had a nice film night that night, just me and Shamus.Perfect!!!

Hugs Debbie x

Friday 28 November 2014

Forgotten Funky Sleigh Ride

Good morning,

How are we all today? I'm here to share our Forgotten Funky which is where we re-visit a download at the end of each month.
Sleigh Ride is a brilliant selection of papers that are fun and not just for Christmas. Anice always likes people to get the most out of her paper collections. 
You get 20 A4 papers for £2.49. There is a matching word book download available too.

Sleigh Ride downloadable backing papers.

I made a couple of 5x5 cards to add to my growing pile of Christmas cards.I am trying to keep postage costs down so I was determined to keep the designs as flat as possible, yet showcase these beautiful papers. 

Check out the rest of the funkettes creations over at Get Funky and Craft inspiration blog to see what they've been up to with this fun download.

It's my birthday today so Shannen is taking me into Hull to pick up my courtesy car, while mine is in the garage and my Dad wanted to meet me for coffee.So a fine treat. How lucky am I.!We may even manage a little bit of shopping too.


Have a super duper Friday whatever you're up to and I'll share with you my pressies and cards later or tomorrow.

Hugs Debs xx

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Just because...

Back again,
It's new challenge time over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's my turn to choose the theme of:
'Just because'
How nice is it to send a card for no apparent reason. It means more to someone to let them know you're thinking of them etc...
For my card I used the sentiments from a Clearly Besotted Stamps set and the stamped image is a new stamp I bought last week with a voucher I'd won to use at Lili of the Valley
We'd love you to pop over to us at Ruby's Rainbow to see what the rest of the teamies have created as well as joining in with the challenge.

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Well it's been an eventful last few days. I had a morning of pampering on Saturday morning getting my hair coloured and my nails painted, which was lovely. Cooked a meal for my brother in law who has gone back to South Africa today to join his wife.They recently moved out there and he has to come back every couple of months to work till he gets something out there.

Then on Monday we set out to the NEC for our yearly night away to visit the Motorbike show.We met our friends at a services off the MI and was about to set off when we had car trouble which resulted in us not going anywhere and waiting for the RAC to send a recovery vehicle out to pick us and my car up. Disappointing but that's life.We arrived home late and I could hardly move. My body had seized up.I spent yesterday having a quiet day at home doing nothing.
Such is life!!!! 

    Thanks for popping by to see me.
Hugs Debbie x

A little bit of sparkle


It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:

'A little bit of Sparkle' 
chosen by Sylvia.

So lets see lots of glitter on your creations, as you can see I've used lots of glitter on the wreath I made with some dies to frame this cutie image from Nutcrafters.

                                          We'd love you to pop 
over to join in with us and to see what the rest of the teamies have made.

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So, how are we all doing today? Hope you're all fine. Gosh hasn't it got colder. 
I'll be back in an hour with another blog post.Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 19 November 2014

A Christmas make


How are we all today? Here's hoping we have another sunny November day like yesterday - it just makes you feel better even if it's chilly.

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

'Anything but a card'
so I've used a pillow box template from Funkyhand Twelve Crafters Crafting cdrom and made a tag from a die cut bauble and added one of the lovely Father Christmas heads from Nutcrafters. All ready for a present to go in it.

We'd love you to pop over to see what the rest of the teamies have made and join in with us too. 

Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Non-traditional Christmas

Hello again,
It's new challenge time over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Helen's turn to choose the theme of:
'Non Traditional Christmas'

We'd love you to pop over to us at Ruby's Rainbow to see what the rest of the teamies have created as well as joining in with the challenge.

Here's a card I made to add to my Christmas card pile, every little helps.

The papers are from my stash and the image is a Kanban stamp.

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Hope you're all okay today.Thanks for spending the time popping over to see me.

Hugs Debs x

Snowman hanger


It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:

'Anything but a card' 
chosen by me.

I made a little wall hanging with one of Katie's new releases.

I inked the background using distress inks on my snowflake stencil, really like the effect and added a heart, ribbon, a calendar sheet and lots of swirly gems.

We'd love you to pop over to join in with us and to see what the rest of the teamies have made.


So how have we all been? I visited my Dad and his partner on Sunday as it was her birthday, so I took her some flowers for her present. Shannen came with me then we went to my Dads to do a few jobs for him in the house. Then we came home to do some crafting together.We wanted to try out some chalk paint on some plaques for gifts.The roller did it brilliantly.Such fun.

I'll be back in an hour with another blog post. Thanks for visiting me.

Big hugs Debs x

Saturday 8 November 2014

Kitty Kat download

I've popped by tonight to share another fab and funky download from Funkyhand called Kendrick Kat wordbook that was released yesterday.

Aren't they adorable for cat lovers. I loved playing with them as they are so fun.Here's my card:

I wanted to use the wordbook pages in a different way and the cheeky Kendrick Kat digital stamp
is so cool and easy to colour for .The digital stamp is only £1.49.The words on the papers are brilliant. I'm more of a dog lover but loved making this one. You get 34 printable pages of the letters A-Z, numbers 0-9 and 5 A4 matching backing papers too for £2.99.
Hope you like it too.


We got our futon back today from my Mum in laws. It wouldn't fit in our other house and now she needs the room so we've got it in our spare room.I say we got it back as in Shamus and a neighbour did all the lifting and too-ing and 
fro-ing. I supervised.The most important job I feel!!!! Ha ha. 

Been tidying and sorting out a couple of my craft drawers as they were such a mess. Very productive day really. Hope you've had a nice day.It's been a miserable rainy day in East Yorkshire.

Hugs Debs x

Friday 7 November 2014

Woof, Grr.....walkies

Evening all,

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday - you are all so kind. 

Today I've got a new download to share with you from Funkyhand, Anice has surpassed herself again creating another fab download. The papers are adorable for our lovely pet dogs.It's called the T Dawg Wordbook - you get 34 printable pages of the letters A-Z, numbers 0-9 and 5 A4 matching backing papers too.

I loved it as soon as I saw it.The wordy papers are so much fun. There is alot of inspiration over on the link above from all the funkettes.

Here's my card:

I made an easel card with a word book on it. It was so much fun doing a bone shape from a template. Olly is my Sister and her families dog and he is a bundle of energy.

This is a pic of him when they just got him earlier in the year, he's huge now and such long legs.:


Thanks for popping by today.Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday 6 November 2014

21 Years Married

Afternoon lovely friends,

It's my Wedding Anniversary today, 21 years of marriage. Woo hoo!!!! and I love him to bits. Now I'm not going to get slushy here - me, never.... We are having a day at home together like we usually do and having a nice thai curry for our meal tonight.We'll go out for a meal together another time. 

Here's the card I made for him yesterday. He doesn't like alot of fussy bits.
I used my Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil to emboss, I inked it up.The owls and the branches were from a stamp set from Hobbycrafts.

Hope you're all staying cosy in this chilly weather. I am.
Anyway I'd better get off my bum and do some crafting.Got a birthday card to do for Saturday so off I go.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Orange,black and purple

Morning all,
It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and the challenge is:
I used one of the Nutcrafters freebies again with papers from the Funkyhand halloween/spooky-dookie download that I had left from last weeks wordbook.I love using up my scraps.

Don't forget you've got another week to join in the challenge and the DT will love you to pop over to see what they've been making too.

oldie but a goodie challenge - spooky(old digi stamp, new tulle for the bow and new buttons)

Thanks for popping by and for your lovely comments.
Have a great day whatever you've got planned.

Hugs Debs x

Sunday 2 November 2014


I am blogging today as I've been asked to be a Guest DT over at Stamping Sensations for this months challenge, I was over the moon to be asked.
The theme is 'Christmas' so why not get some more cards done so that you're not panicking in December. We'd love you to pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created as well as entering your creations.

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For my card, I wanted to do an all stamping card - no backing papers at all. I had a mad panic ther day before I made this as I realised I'd got my dates wrong and needed to get cracking. I got all my Christmas stamps out, did abit of stamping and wasn't happy and couldn't think straight so I thought I'd start afresh the next day and it all came together.Pattern building like this is quite new to me and wow did I enjoy it. I used a set of stamps from Inky Doodles that my friend Sheila lent me.


Anyway that's all from me today I've got the Christening today so I'd better go and get organised.
Have a super Sunday.

Hugs Debs x

Saturday 1 November 2014

Christmas Candy


It's time for a new challenge over at
and the theme has been chosen by Jennifer which is:

'Christmas Candy'

We'd love you to join in with our challenge and the teamies have made some beautiful creations.So feel free to pop over for some wonderful inspiration.

For my card I have kept it clean and simple due to postage costs.I wanted to do a card with no backing paper on it. This was a fairly quick card to put together.The stamp set is from Inky Doodles, I borrowed a couple of sets from my friend Sheila to help me to get cracking with my Christmas cards.Love this set.

Our fab sponsor for this month is the lovely
with a great prize of either 1 stamp & 1 die or 2 dies for 1 lucky winner. Their products are second to none.

Wow, I've been doing a lot of posts this week.It seems to fall like like this sometimes. Thank you for leaving all your lovely comments.I love visiting you all and really appreciate your support.

All my parcels got delivered yesterday and at least 2 out of the mountain of dresses fit. My daughter is coming round today to give me a second opinion.

Have a nice weekend.

Hugs Debs x

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