Monday 26 January 2015

You Rock!!!!!

Hi lovely crafters,

How are we all doing today? Have you had a lovely weekend? I had a surprise visit from my friends Sheila and Tom. It really perked me up while I've been recuperating.It was lovely to catch up with them. 

I'm popping by today as it's week 4 of my GDT, so it's time for the weekly sketch over at From the Heart Stamps. The twist is to 'use a black or coloured card base.' I used one of the digi stamps from the Birdbrain Football Fanatics stamp set.

We'd love to see you join in with us so why not pop over here.

crafty sentiments - for-man-challenge
crafting for all seasons challenge-94-things-with-wings
penny's challenge-211-anything goes
sentimental sundays challenge-243-anything-goes
fussy and fancy challenge-131-things with wings

Thanks for popping by and all your support as always.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Masculine Birthday

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the turn of the lovely Vickie who chose the theme of:

'Masculine Birthday'

I made this card as a commision for someone.Hope you like it. It was fun to make. I know men don't like fuss so I tried to keep the frou frou at bay.

We'd love you to pop over and join in with us and the teamies have made some fab creations to inspire you.
creative knockouts - birthdays
crafty sentiments - for a man challenge
pink gem challenge-136-birthday-card-for-boy
Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge/simon-says-its-a-guy-thing

I just want to thank you for your get well wishes and kind comments as always - you make my day. I might feel abit weak and fragile but I can still blog abit,catch up on some TV and read.

Big hugs Debs x

Monday 19 January 2015

All the blues

Hi lovely crafters,

How are we all doing today? Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

I'm popping by today as it's week 3 of my GDT, so it's time for the weekly sketch over at From the Heart Stamps. The twist is you can do a  monochramatic colour scheme so this is what I chose to do. I used Birdbrain Sick Chick. I used papers from Funkyhand Wishes and kisses cdrom

We'd love to see you join in with us so why not pop over here.

I'm not very happy with my colouring on my Sick Chick, but I can only get better. I've been laid up poorly since Friday and the doctor had to come out so due to my steroids and other medication my hands were so shakey. This is my first day dressed which is a huge improvement. So please bear with me.My hubby thought I'd made it for myself - cheeky isn't he.Mind you him and my daughter have really been amazing looking after me. I am so lucky.

glitter n sparkle challenge 120 - cute
lil patch of crafty friends challenge-2 - anything goes
crafty cardmakers 130-something-old-something-new- new digi stamp, old papers
abc-challenge b-is-for-buttons-bows
aud sentiments challenge -123-anything-goes
scribble and scrap crafts challenge-36-anything-goes

Thanks for popping by and all your support as always.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday 15 January 2015

Stamp of the month

Hi all,

How are we all doing today? I'm a bit chesty and sniffy but at least I can still craft and enjoy it too. I'm staying nice and cosy today, how wild was it last night??? 
It's a beautiful sunny day here in East Yorkshire and it's time to share with you 'the stamp of the month for Jnauary over at From the heart stamps. I love this image, it's so cute. There's still time to join so pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made to inspire you.


Enjoy your day whatever you're doing. Here's hoping that my hubby will be coming home from B&Q with Shannen armed with plaster board etc to mend our hole in the shower. 
Thanks for popping over to see me, I really do appreciate your comments.

Hugs Debs x

Monday 12 January 2015

Birthday Candle Birdbrain

Afternoon all,

How have we all beeen? Okay I hope and not picking up any of the nasty bugs around at the moment.

It's week 2 of my GDT, so it's time for the weekly sketch over at From the Heart Stamps. The twist is to do a birthday card so I just had to use this little fella Birthday Candle Birdbrain digi stamp. I also thought it was about time that I got my new Chameleon pens out for a test drive.This is my first attempt, so I was quite pleased.  

So why not pop over and join in with us. Get any of your From the Heart Stamps out and have some fun. They suit anyone really. I love them.

I don't know why it took me so long to play with my pens. Is it common for you to buy a considerable purchase then take a while to use it? 
It's as though I was a bit scared to use them, silly really. The tutorials were really short but really helpful. I have the time but not the energy to sit for ages to learn how to use something.


I had a lovely couple of hours out with Shannen on Friday. We took a parcel back to Asda, little nosey in B&M, got some cushions and a dew bits and pieces followed by a cuppa and a yummy bowl of soup out. So I was quite relaxed if a little tired. 
I got home to be shown by my hubby that a few tiles were coming loose in the shower which revealed a leak.  Now I have a huge hole and over 12 large tiles removed and a de-humidifier drying it out. GREAT.... Hubby can fix it but no shower for us for abit. I had a bath at Shannen's flat on Saturday but she is up a flight of stairs so I can't go there much. Such is life eh!!!

Thanks for popping by today. Welcome to another new follower Lorraine, thanks for following me.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday 7 January 2015

New stamps

Morning all,

Well I am super rested after the festive period - are you? I had abit of a M.E. relapse after boxing day so I spent last week laying down and resting up more than usual. 

My lovely Mum arrived from Scotland on Friday and took me to a local hotel for a spa weekend treat where we did absolutely nothing.We relaxed, read, caught up with each other, ate well and had our nails done. Then it was back to mine for the last two days where we've been out for coffee a couple of times and had more rest. I've had such a wonderful time. She went back home yesterday afternoon but I'll be popping up there in a month or two.

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's the turn of the lovely Caz who chose the theme of:
'What did Santa bring?'

I'm sharing my new stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps called 'Text me.'
These stamps were a lovely gift from my friend Sheila. I love them and they are so easy to use and no colouring needed.
All I needed to do was a bit of matting and layering and plenty of stamping.

We'd love to see you over at Ruby's Rainbow to join in with us, as well as to see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Thanks for popping by.Once I get into the swing of things again I'll pop some blog candy together to thank my lovely followers. Welcome to my new follower Sarah.

Hugs Debs x

Monday 5 January 2015

From the Heart Stamps Sketch


I am so excited to be chosen as a Guest DT for the month of January and February over at From the heart stamps.How lucky am I? I love these cute and very funny digi stamps - who wouldn't?

It's the first Sketch challenge of 2015 so why not pop over and join in with us at here.You just need to use one of Faith's digi stamps.

I've used Flappy birthday birdbrain digital stamp set.I've followed the sketch and the colour scheme with a little bit of texture.


Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday 1 January 2015

Rufus the Reindeer

Morning all,

Happy New Year!!!!
Wow it's 2015 already.Where did 2014 go. Onwards and Upwards I say. Here's hoping it'll be a much more healthier one than last year for us - the Johns family.We can at least hope. Life is what we make it isn't it! Thank you for being amazing followers over the last few years.

Anyway the other reason I'm here is to share with you the new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Christmas and it's Helen P turn to choose the theme:

'A Christmas Critter & a splash of glitter.'

This is Rufus the Reindeer from Inkydoodles decorated with glitter, ribbon,string, distress inks, red acrylic paint, twine and glossy accents. I so love him.

Our sponsors this month are: ( prize of 7 digi stamps)
(prize of £10 voucher)

Thank you for sponsoring us.

So why not pop over and see the rest of the teamies beautiful work and join in with us and get a head start for Christmas 2015.

Thank you for popping by I really appreciate your comments.

Hugs Debs x

Lots of pink

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