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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

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

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Scrap Book Page.

Hello Ladies
Hope you are all well this Bright and Sunny Day (well for me anyway!)

I have a Scrapbook Page to show you today.
I am finally getting round to Scrapping the pictures from a couple of my Benidorm Holidays last year.
This photo is from exactly a year ago, 22nd of February 2014 to be precise.
I have managed to make three pages this week, and the other's are all of the Benidorm June 2014 Holls.

I have chosen to follow the sketch over on the "Stuck!" Challenge, it's a great sketch so thank you girls.
I have used three different sheets of Kaisercraft Papers, the background green sheet with the butterflies on is one of my favorites and I have several sheets of it. I stamped all over with distress ink splodges from a set by Stampin' Up called Gorgeous Grunge (love this set).

Arrow Dies are Little B
Crochet Flower is Little Birdie
I have also used some hessian, and paint circles.

Stuck--Sketch Challenge

Right, that's me off to the Gym........DebbieX

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sweet Stampin' "Add a Heart"~

Hi Ladies

Can you believe it's February already (something tells me that this year is gunna Zoom by just like last year).
I have a Holiday to Amsterdam in 6 weeks, can't wait (apart from the flying part!). Hubby and I have not been away for ages, so really looking forward to it.
Then before I know it, I will be popping off to Benidorm again with Mum and Sister in June, and with a bit of luck we might have enough money to do another trip in November!!! Wishful thinking, but we managed it last year, so lets see!

So.......Onto the Challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'......"Add a Heart" (perfect challenge if you have a Valentines card to make!)
Our Sponsors this week are Quixotic Paperie.

I have chosen to use this "Penny Black" stamp. In the past I have used it a lot to make Valentine's/Anniversary cards, love the cute ducks, the stamp is called Loving and Hugging.
I have also used the "Free" Heart stamp off the cover of February's Craft Stamper Magazine, a great stamp, perfect for this weeks challenge.
I coloured the image with Copic's and used my Tonic die's for the matting. I have added a small Hobby House Heart to the corner and a touch of mock stitching.


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Been Busy Playing!!

Hi Ladies~

Hope you are all doing well.
Gosh January is flying by, it will be February before we know it!

My Kids (well not kids as they are 24 and 22!!) but kids anyway, have gone Skiing, so it's all quiet on the Western Front here!! Ha ha...
Mind you that will be normal soon when Matthew moves into his first new home.
My Daughter moved out in October last year, (she is organizing her Wedding at the mo for 2016), and now Matthew is just waiting for his keys and then he will go too!   Boo Hoo.
I know they have to leave and do their own thing, but I know I will miss Matthew as much as I miss Eve. Good thing is......They are both less than a mile from me, so easy to see them, and no doubt he will do what she does and ring me to ask if its ok to come for tea!!

So sorry for the Waffle.....I wanted to show you what I have been doing all last and this week.



I bought this "Tim Ink" storage Unit back in October last year, and I have waited till now to assemble it as I wanted to spend time having a lovely play with it. It was really easy to put together, I then primed it with Gesso, painted it green then covered all the draw bottoms with pretty papers.
I had a beautiful long calender I won from Katy, and It was so lovely I wasn't going to throw it away, but did wonder what I was going to do with it.....well they fit on the sides and back of this storage unit perfectly. The calender was a very unusual "long" shape so I was delighted when the individual pages fit this unit, I overlapped them slightly to get as many on as I could.

I am really pleased I have been able to use these and I am delighted at how it's turned out. Oh and it is great for my Timmy Inks! I must admit I have not got as many inks as the storage takes, but i did squeeze some "oversize" other makes of ink pads in too, it looks a bit miss-mashed but I am happy with it.


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Sweet Stampin' "Cute and Cuddly".

Hi Girls~
This week at Sweet Stampin' we have a great Challenge for you...."Cute & Cuddly", Easy right?
Our Sponsors this week are Craft Mojo, so why not head on over and have a go!

I hope you like my card for our Challenge this week.
I honestly can't think of anything more "Cute & Cuddly" than a Teddy Image by LOTV, and in this case Four teddies! so very cute. (well I think so anyway!)

I wanted to keep it quite C&S, so stamped the teddy bears and cut them out with  a Tonic scalloped circle die. The four rounded corner square's in the Anna Marie Dotty cardstock are cut with a Heartfelt Creations die, these are really good and were bought for Scrapbooking, but they are still perfect for cardmaking. I have coloured the images with Copic's, and added a few Hobby House Pearls in lilac. The Sentiment is also from a LOTV set.

Entering into:

Crafty Catz--Oh my Teddies

Winter wonderland--One Designer Paper

Thanks for looking. Debbiex