Welcome to Debbie's Blog.....

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

Friday, 3 July 2015

Inky Play Time.

Hi people, Hope you are all well this Sunny warm day!

I have been having yet another play, (and watching the Tennis which has been brilliant!)
I love messy play, and Tim inks are just the thing to use.
I have had a bad ankle since last Sunday (I am due some Physio next Tuesday) so today I went swimming as I have had a week off the Gym and Zumba. Will try the Gym tomorrow, but will have to take it easy I think.
It's BBQ time tomorrow, late afternoon, at our friends house and I am really looking forward to a few bevvy's!

So...back to the Tag I have made....
I have used a Kraft Card tag, and used a few Tim inks on the background. The lovely flower is a stamp from a free set off a magazine. Not sure which magazine, but It is one I bought at the Bolton Craft Fair, it cost half the price too so what a bargain.
I have coloured the flower with my new pens, Spectrum Aqua Markers and I have watercoloured with them and then added some glitter to the middle. I have stamped this gorgeous Sentiment stamp, I just love this, one of my all time favorite songs by the Carpenters...Isn't it sweet.
On the background I have used several different masks to give some texture. It has turned out a tad darker than I wanted, but I think the Kraft coloured tag didn't help.

I am entering into the following Challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine==Use a Stamp technique

Crafty Catz==Anything Goes

Debbie X

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Wow...Thunder and Rain while I am crafting!

Hi Ladies

My friends celebrate their 30th wedding Anniversary on Saturday, hopefully if the weather stays warm (don't hold ya breath!) we will be having a bbq and a few drinkies at their house.

I have bought them a huge floor vase full of flowers and also made them a Box Frame Plaque,made by Anna Marie Designs. It's that Plaque + the card I made them that I thought I would share with you.

For the frame I had to assemble it first, gesso and paint it, then cover it in paper (not sure what make this paper/card is but I just love it. In the middle there is an MDF heart which I have stamped on using an Indigo Blu stamp. The flowers and Leaves are all from my stash and the lovely string of pearls are from Hobby House. I hope they like it, I loved making it and will be buying more of these and the other shapes Anna Marie has the next time I am at a craft show.

For this card I have used the gorgeous wreath stamp by Chloe Stamps. I have used this a few times and stamping, embossing and cutting out to layer up is what I usually do with it, lends itself to this perfectly. I have used some bling silver sticky paper under the wreath and sentiment and then added a few silver gems. The sentiment I pc generated.

Debbie X

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Inky Playtime...

Hi Ladies

I have had quite a play in my Craft Room this week, not only because I have had a few commissions to attend to but because I have sprained my ankle yet again. I did visit the doctor this morning and he has suggested physio, what an inconvenience it is, no Zumba, no gym, no driving, no nothing....accept good old crafting, that is easy when you can sit down half the day!!

So I have a few things to show you, but I will put stuff on again this week, I will show you a card I made for the Stampotique Challenge first so here it is:

I have used a lovely "Clarity" mask called "Circle's box frame"and used Tim Holtz distress inks through it in Mowed Lawn and Dusty Concord. I sprinkled with water after to take some ink off in places. This lovely lady stamp with wings and the number stamps are by Paper Artsy and are called "One Penny Plate".

Entering into  ;

Stampotique Designers Challenge==Give Wings

Debbie X

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Red Hot Summer.....Yes Please!

Hi Guys

This is the card I post a couple of weeks ago by mistake!
So here it is again.....sorry for the deja vu!!

So as it's a Saturday, it's time for a lovely challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.
"Red Hot Summer" is the theme (we all like a bit of that!) and our Sponsor this week are us, so a SS goodie bag is on offer.
Please remember we are a Stamping Challenge, so a touch of stamping somewhere please.

I hope you like this lovely image as much as I do. Perfect for Summer Time.
It is one of my favorite stamping company's, Stampin' Bella. I have about 8 of their stamps and love them all, this is one of my new ones.
The papers are  by Heartfelt Creations, the Sentiment came with the stamp and the colouring is done with copic pens. I added a little "Summer" sticker in the corner to finish off.

Debbie X

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ooooo I love a Spend!!

Hi again Girls

Ooooo I had a lovely box delivered by my postwoman today....
A lovely new Janome Sewing Machine.
Isn't it pretty!! Well not pretty, but you know what I mean....Isn't is great?
I have been doing quite a bit of sewing lately, and have been using sewing on my Scrapbook pages for ages, love the stitched effects you can get on paper.

Sewing with material is something I have always done (the first time I ran a business in the 80's was by sewing, making Soft Furnishings). So I have been busy making alsorts of things and will try them out for selling on my Craft Stall along with my cards and mdf! My next sale is early July, so will let you now if I did ok!

So today I have had a great play with my new toy. Made a few bits n' bobs and generally trying out the new stitches, and the needle threader (yes), and the stop start button, which I love.

If you see this post Ms Sue Dunn, I will be paying you yet another visit as I need more iron on stiffener!!  ha ha. (That's my lovely friend on our Market Haberdashery stall, she's a love and so is Carol her Sister!) X

Here are a couple of photo's for you to see. Not very exciting I know but sorry, needed to show someone!!

                                             My lovely new Janome machine

Bags, Half Aprons and Dog Bandana's


Thursday, 18 June 2015

My lovely Mum and Sister.

Hi girls

Something a bit different today to show you. It's been a few months since I had a play at Scrapbooking. It has always been my first love and in a months time I will be teaching children to Scrapbook, so it's a nice re-fresher.

The photo was taken just last month in Benidorm, on the balcony of our Hotel, and it's my lovely Mum and Sister. I hope you will all agree my Mum looks amazing....she had her 76th Birthday last week, she is such a trendy and young at heart woman who I love very much. When us three go on holiday together we have such a great time and big fun, we have booked our next trip and will be going back to Benidorm on 31st October.....Yipeeeeee.

I have used various papers, some are Heartfelt Creations and others are MME. I have used some stickers, washi tape a paper ribbon and some Stampin' Up stamps in a Grunge theme to add the splodges, love this set, it's still available in the latest calalogue and is called Gorgeous Grunge.

Sorry the photo is not as clear as it should be, my camera is being very naughty even though it is fairly new, or it might be me! I am not a very good photographer!!

I would like to enter this page into the following challenges:


Moving along with the Times--Inspired by a song (Madonna's Holiday)

Cute Card Thursday--Add a Quote

Fab 'n' Funky--Gorgeous Girls

Penny's Paper-Craft Ch--Anything Goes

Debbie X

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Sorry....having a blonde moment!

So sorry folks

don't know where my head is....
I have posted a card I shouldn't have until June 27th, so I have removed it and will schedule is for the right date.
Not sure if I will be in trouble with the team at Sweet Stampin', but hopefully they will forgive me, especially with it being the first time I have ever done it!!
(The last time I hope too!!)

Debbie xx