Friday 1 December 2023

Red, Red, Robin .....

Hi all,

                 It's the 1st December, so time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

 Helen has chosen the theme of:

                                       'Christmas Animals or Birds'

I chose Christmas birds and my robin stamps from Clarity stamps fitted the bill perfectly.I watercoloured them which was easier than I thought and really enjoyed it too. 

Hope you all pop over to Sparkles and see what the DT have created and join in with us too.

It's been a quiet month here really. I've been shopping in Hull a couple of times and did abit more Christmas shopping as well as treating myself ha ha... Well why not... I have been picking up a friends' newspaper each morning and dropping it off while walking Hunter. She's been laid up after a foot operation, so it's been nice to help out when we can.

 It was my birthday on Tuesday so I had a swim, jacuzzi, sauna then a nice cuppa and cake with my daughter Shannen on Sunday as a treat then on Tuesday Hubby took me out for a cuppa too. Spoilt as always.

Stay cosy my lovely friends and thank you for popping by.
Big Hugs Debbie xx

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Lots of stockings

  Hi all,

                 It's the 1st November and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

 Zowie has chosen the theme of:

'Christmas Stockings'


I was scratching my head abit for this challenge as I wanted to do something different. I remembered I had a tree stencil from Clarity and a stocking stamp set from Inky Doodles and the rest is history. I had such fun. Can't beat getting inky.
Hope you all pop over to Sparkles and see what the DT have created and join in with us too.
Challenges:

I took myself up to Scotland for a long weekend last month and stayed with my Dad.His son and daughter in law were up too from Bristol,so it was the first time we've all got together since my Mum's funeral. Really enjoyed spending time with them all. They have a black labrador called Sully who I enjoyed meeting and having fun with. He was a big lad compared to Hunter my staffie. 

Take care and as always Thank you for popping by to see me and for your lovely comments.

Big Hugs Debbie xxx

Sunday 1 October 2023

Flowers and Foliage

  Hi all,

                 It's the 1st October and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

 Melanie has chosen the theme of:

'Christmas flowers/foliage'


Believe it or not this card didn't take a long time to make. I remembered I'd got some beautiful stamps with my recent Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine and wow the quality of the stamps are great. I grabbed 2 pieces of card and got to work after being inspired by a card I saw in the magazine. Watercolouring suits these stamps and I had such fun creating this card.

We'd love to see you over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge 

as all the design team have created some inspiring creations to give you a great start to your Christmas crafting.

Challenges:

Allsorts challenge week-748-Autumn Trees, Leaves and Berries and Anything Goes

Di's digi designs challenge falling-leaves

I haven't done alot this month due to being laid up with my naughty ankles. Then I got bit by something and reacted badly so a trip to the hospital for antibiotics and a week of ice packs and my leg elevated.... It's been a strange month. I have managed to meet up with a couple of friends and they've come to me which helped. Nice to get crafting yesterday though.

Hope you're all well and enjoying the weather when it's good to us.

Take care and as always Thank you for popping by to see me.

Big Hugs Debbie xxx

Friday 1 September 2023

Snowman building

 Hi all,

                 It's the 1st September and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

 Caz has chosen the theme of:

'Build me a Snowman'

I found a background that I'd inked previously with a freebie magazine stencil, Die cut the letters SNOW and embossed snowflakes onto it using an embossing folder. Then I used a Hunkydory freebie snowman parts and sentiment which cut perfectly. Ink pads were used to colour each element so quite a quick card. Fun too.

We'd love to see you over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge 

as all the teamies have created some inspiring creations to give you a great start to your Christmas crafting.

Challenges:

abc christmas challenge christmas-challenges-p-q-r-are-for....(quick card)

christmas with the cutie challenge-no-73-theme something-snowy

corrosive challenges by janet -8-Aug-anything-goes

Here's hoping you're all keeping well. All fine here, just been pottering in the garden, keeping an eye on the greenhouse, a little crafting and a few lunches out, catching up with friends. Perfect.

Take care.

Big hugs Debs x

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Christmas food time..

 Well it's the 1st August and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

 Dawn has chosen the theme of:

'Christmas Food'

For my card I used some Hunkydory products from a past Christmas collection.


We'd love to see you over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge 

as all the teamies have created some inspiring creations to give you a great start to your Christmas crafting.

Challenges:

Dream valley challenges -298-christmas-in-july

Christmas-craft-creations-july-challenge-anything-goes

Creative knockouts challenge 499-christmas-in-july

 Here's hoping you're all keeping well. I took last month off from the design team due to my right arm playing up again and feeling abit yuk. 

The weather is still quite strange isn't it but hey ho.... I've had a fair few tomatoes and cucumbers from the greenhouse. Went to see the new Mission Impossible film at the cinema which was really good finished off with a nice meal at Ask. My Dad came to stay for a week too which was really nice. He helped me in the greenhouse alot and we enjoyed a nice meal out locally too and a few shopping trips. 

Take care.

Big hugs Debs xxx

Thursday 1 June 2023

Christmas Trees

 Well it's the 1st June and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge and Heather has chosen the theme of:

'Trees'

For my card I used my new tree die that I found on Amazon, There is no stamping on here which is unusual for me but I had a great time creating it with an old backing paper, card snippets for my trees and a previously printed computer sentiment.

Hope everyone is doing well. The weather seems to have cooled this week but it's still nice to see everything growing outside. I have treated myself to a greenhouse, so my hubby has been working hard putting it together and strengthening it. What a clever guy. Myself and my daughter Shannen have planted tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, cucumbers, kale, rocket and potatoes so here's hoping!

I love the garden as well as my crafting so it's so nice to potter doing the things I love when I can.

Challenges:

Dream valley challenges-295-anything-goes.

pixies snippets playground challenge-455 - backing paper and trees cut out of snippets.

christmas-craft-creations May challenge reminder no stamping

Thanks for popping by as always, I love to read your comments. I can't believe we are halfway through the year already.... Take care

Hugs Debbie xxx

Monday 1 May 2023

Sleigh time

 Well it's the 1st May and time for a new challenge over at

Sparkles Christmas Challenge and Debbie has chosen the theme of:

'Include a Sleigh'

so I grabbed my Sheena stamps, inks, a stencil from my stash and promarkes and had fun. We'd love you to join in with us, so why not get ahead with your Christmas makes and pop by.


Take care and I''ll see you all soon
Hugs Debs xxx

Saturday 1 April 2023

Christmas Presents/Parcels

 Hello,

It's the 1st April, so time for a new challege over at Sparkles Christmas challenge 

and Caz has chosen the theme: 'Christmas Presents/Parcels'

We'd love to see your creations, so why not join in with us.

For my card i stamped some presents using my Inky Doodles stamps, my Clearly Besotted setiment stamps and a 'From the heart digistamp. All coloured with pencils.

Challenges:

digi choosday wk-12-anything-goes

cards galore challenge april-2023-challenge-110-anything goes

creative fingers challenge challenge-251-anything goes

It's been a weird few weeks with the weather but I'm loving all the Spring shoots and flowers popping up. 

Everything is fine here. Hope you're all keeping well. This month I've had my hair cut & coloured, my nails done and used a Christmas voucher to get a facial, which was heaven. So a pampering month.... I have just booked to go to see my Dad in Scotland on the 4th April for just under a week so that'll be nice.

Take care, Hugs Debbie xx



Wednesday 1 March 2023

Stay cosy!

 Hello,

It's 1st March now..... so the theme this month is: 

Warm Winter Clothes 

                            (could be Santa's clothing, mittens, xmas jumpers                          scarves etc..)

chosen by me!

So why not get prepared and join in with us over at Sparkles Christmas .

I rooted through my stamps for winter warmers and came up with this Tag card.

For my card I used some magazine freebie stamps and a Polkadoodles gloves stamp. I spent ages looking for the jumper stamp but I found it at the last minute phew... So frustrating when you misplace something... Grr... I coloured the stamps in with pencils and used a snowflake stencil in the background.
Challenges:

February has been a steady month here. I've made a few cards, been to see 'Plane' at the cinema starring Gerard Butler which was fab followed by a meal out at Castleford Xscape and otherwise just pottered about at home.
Hope you're all well.
Thanks for popping by.

Big hugs Debbie x

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Love

 Hi all,

I just wanted to pop on and share the card I made for my hubby for Valentines day. I'd seen an idea on pinterest and thought I'd have a go. Hubby doesn't like fussy cards, mind you what man does?

I used some of my cardio stamps once I'd embossed my stencil and inked it with my distress inks. The sentiment stamps were in my stash and the Love die.
Challenges:





Hope you're all well. It's been a mix of sunshine and showers here, glad I had my raincoat on for walkies today. It's lovely seeing all the spring flowers popping up too.
Take care
Thanks for popping to see me.
Hugs Debs xx

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Non traditional colour Christmas

 Hello,

Well that's January over and it's 1st February now..... so the theme this month is: Non-traditional Colour chosen by the lovely Helen

So why not get prepared and join in with us over at Sparkles Christmas

For my card I used a 'Sheena' ivy stencil, distress inks, a word die and a freebie ivy stamp. Nice to make a different card shape for a change. Really enjoyed playing.
Challenges:
January has been a productive month here. I've made a few cards, 1 was a commission, have gone to see friends and a few friends have been to visit me and a lovely Sunday lunch at the local pub - very nice. Hope you've all had a good January.

Thanks for popping by.

Big hugs Debbie x

Sunday 1 January 2023

Sparkle and glitter time…

 Happy New Year to you all,

Here's hoping you've had a great Christmas and are ready for 2023 now. It's the 1st of the month so time for a new Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

The theme this month is: Sparkle/Glitter Accents chosen by the lovely Zowie. So why not get prepared.

For my card I used a free stencil from my craft magazine, lots of inks, a Sue Wilson word die, a bow and a holly die coloured with inks and so much glitter. Can't beat some sparkle on a Christmas card.
Challenges:
Thanks for popping by. Here's to a good New Year.

Big hugs
Debbie x

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