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Hello, I am so excited to share my love of Papercrafting with likewise people. Hope you like what you see and read. Debbiexx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A lovely Crafty Day....

Hi Girls

A couple of days ago on Create and Craft, the lady from Card-io Wendy was on, I recorded the show, so that I could have a go at making some cards using one of the Card-io sets I have and have hardly used.
I ended up making quite a few cards (using a few other "Tiny" stamps I had too.) It did take me a few goes to get the right shapes I wanted, and I masked off areas on some cards and that was a bit tricky (I am such a messy crafter, get ink all over, so white space is usually a no no!)
In the end this is what I came up with. Not as neat as the talented Wendy's cards, but I really had great fun. I am hoping to buy a couple more sets in a couple of weeks at Port Sunlight Stamp Show.

All the stamps used are a mix from different sets, so won't list them (couldn't anyway!), There are also two Card-io Sets and a trailing Lavinia Stamp. The little silhouette bird stamps are from a set by Craftwork Cards. All the inks are Memento/brilliance Cat's Eye's, I find these easy to use with little stamps as they are small and have the pointed end. The Sentiment stamps are woodware.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sweet Stampin' Challenge... Anything but a Card~

Hi Girls~

The Challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week is to make "Anything BUT a Card".

Don't forget we are a Stamping Challenge, so a touch of Stamping is required on your project somewhere please.... But Good Luck and have Fun!
Sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.

I have made one of my altered Note Books for this one. I love making these and they sell really well at my Fairs too, and seeing I have a local Fair tomorrow, this one will be in my box of goodies.

For this one I have used some papers from my stash, paper flowers, pearls and an Inkidinki doodles Letter Stamp. The punched edge is by Martha Stewart.
I love this Nestie Shape and use it quite a lot, it's one of those that you can use either way round too so very versatile.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Paper Piecing at Sweet Stampin'..

Hello Girls~

Another great Challenge awaits you at Sweet Stampin' this week, one of my favorites...Paper Piecing.
Our Sponsors this week are Live and Love Crafts.

I love this challenge, nothing nicer than finding bits of paper to PP.
I have chosen this Julie Nutting Doll for my card, I have PP her dress. I do this quite often and never tire of it. I have about four of these dolls, but this one is one that I usually go to and is a favorite!
I used some text paper on the base of the card, then stamped some random flowers, sentiments and texture stamps over the top. The doll was stamped on tinted cardstock, I coloured hre hair with copics.
All finished off with a few Hobby House Pearls.


Monday, 30 March 2015

Hello Folks

Hi There Folks

I am back from a City Break with my lovely Hubby. We have just had four days in Amsterdam.
We've been their before, 6 years ago and have always wanted to re-visit. So for our 30th Wedding Anniversary back in January, I decided to book us this time away. We waited 'till now as the weather is quite bad in Jan/Feb, (even worse than our weather) so end of March it was.
It was even better than our first visit, we had such a great time.
The holiday did not get off to the best start after the Germany Plane Crash....If you know me, you will know I am a dreadful wuss when it comes to doing what only a bird should do!
But what could I do, it was the day before I flew, so literally no turning back!
I must admit I was surprisingly better than I thought, Hubby was even impressed at how good I was!

So before I show you the cards I have made today I thought I would share a couple of holiday photo's with you (not too boring I hope!)
I am a big Museum lover, so the RijksMuseum was a place I was so looking forward to seeing again. The "Night Watch" a huge Rembrandt painting, (a picture is below) did not disappoint, it's now been moved into it's own room with a beautiful atrium,  it was just wonderful.

The Night Watch

The Rijksmuseum 

Our "Rubbish" Selfie!! 

So onto today's cards.
These are for a friend of my Daughter's at work. I have used the Mask and Stamp in a shoe shape from Clarity (I have the exact same configuration only in a dress on a hanger too, just so sweet).
It's a nice card to make as I ink through the mask, then stamp the shoe over the top, I add some shading at the base of shoe and heel and hey presto, done...easy peasy!
The papers are all from my leftover box, and the sentiments are pc generated. The little butterflies are made using a MS punch, I have added some jewels and enamel dots too. The big flower is from Hobby House and the little bunting is by Memory Box Die (which gets alot of use!)

Debbie X

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sentiment as a Focal Point at Sweet Stampin'.

Hi Girls~

Over at Sweet Stampin' today there's a new Challenge, this week it's "Use a Sentiment as the Focus".
The prize this week will be a goodie bag from Sweet Stampin'.
Don't forget we are a "Stamping Challenge", so some form of Stamping is required, good luck.

On today's card I have used some papers from LOTV, the plain and the rose papers.
The border punch is a Martha Stewart, pearls are Hobby House, the flowers are from my stash. I love this little Memory Box Bunting Die and use it quite alot. The gorgeous Sentiment Stamp is from Clarity and it's one of my favorite things to write on anything I am sending my lovely Mum. The Panel I stamped on is cut from a sheet by Heartfelt Creations.

Debbie x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

"Green", for St Patrick's Day..

Hello Ladies
Hope I find you all fit and well.

The challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is timed to fit with St Patricks Day, so "Green" is the colour of today's challenge.
That suits me as Green is my favorite colour. Our sponsors this week are Flat Friends and 4 Digi Stamps are up for grabs...go on, have a go!

I have made a little note book and will be giving this away to a friend who's Daughter has just moved into a New House.
I have used some Prima 6x6 Papers (not sure what the name is tho'). A Kanban Flower Panel, some Hobby House Pearls, and a Sentiment Stamp from Paula Pascal.

Debbie X

Saturday, 21 February 2015

"Spring has Sprung"~

Hi Girls~
As you are reading this post I am on a plane and heading off to Benidorm with Mum and Sister for a three day Birthday bash for Mandy (Sister), so let you in on all the gossip when I get home!

As it's Saturday another challenge awaits you at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Spring Flowers"..I hope this means that Spring is on it's way....Yipee!
Our Sponsors this week are "Petal Lu".

I hope you like the card I have made for this week's challenge, it is for my Sister's Birthday today. I have used a Printed Panel with a flower print on. This image is one I picked up last year and it's made by Kanban. I don't normally like many Kanban toppers (a bit blingy for me!) but i actually like these flower toppers and there's a space to add a Sentiment (which is what I have done).The added Happy Days is something I wouldn't have put on a card, but it's my Sister's favorite saying and tattoo, so added it at the last minute.
There are four images of these flowers to a sheet and some of the others would work perfectly as a sympathy card, and unfortunately we all need to make these at some time!

I have used some leftover papers from my stash box, I added a few enamel dots, a filigree metal butterfly and some sheer ribbon. The punched border shape is an X cut punch. The flower is sparkled up a bit with some Stickles.

Debbie X