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

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin'.

Hi Girls

Before I tell you about Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin', I have some exciting news to tell you.
I am off on Holiday (yet again) with Mum and my Sister Mandy (I don't know......did not go on Holiday for 7 years, now I seem to be going every 8-12 weeks.....lol)
This time I am off to Benidorm (again!), I go the day after tomorrow, so tell you all about it when I get back.

So this weeks Challenge is C&S (Clean and Simple). Sponsors this week are "Us" so a Sweet Stampin' Goodie Bag awaits you. Don't forget to add some Stamping to your projects please.

I have another of my Card-io type stamped cards for this weeks challenge, I am sure they can be classed as C&S, as they are stamped straight onto the cards with no matting and layering. Hope you like it.

This card is not actually made using a Card-io set of stamps, but is done in a similar style, the stamps used are by Lavinia Stamps (I just used one colour ink),did a touch of secondary stamping.
In the set you get a branch and three different flowers, the little butterfly is from another of my
card-io sets. The Sentiment Stamp is by Woodware, I finished off by doodling around the edge with a fine liner and added a few Hobby House pearls for the flower middles.......Simple, but I think sweet!

Debbie x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Vintage Baby Boy~

Hi Girls

Hope I find you all well.
I hope the weather is nice where you are (mind you it's gunna be better where I am going on Monday.....Spain for a week with Mum and Sister Mandy. It has come round so quick, one minute it's January next it's May!!

I have been busy lately. Now my Children have both moved into their own homes, I have tons of decorating to do! So one room down and another started, so this weekend is Painting walls (like last weekend), I will be ready for that break next week!!

So I have a quick card to show you today. My Daughter asked for a card for her work friend that was a bit vintage and old worldy, think this fits the bill ok.

Not sure what make these papers are, bought them a few months ago. One side has this hexigon pattern and the other has these vintage toppers on, lovely little old cycle, perfect for a quick card. The sentiment is pc generated. I have used some leftover spotty paper for the border and that edge is an X cut punch. You cannot really tell but it's a nice sage green colour so I have teamed it up with a brown matting layer.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Saturday is Sweet Stampin' Time..

Hi Girls

Another Saturday means another challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme is "Inspired by a book or Film" and our Sponsors this week are "us" so a lovely craft goodie bag awaits you!
Go on have a go....don't forget we are a Stamping challenge, so a touch of stamping somewhere please, ta.

I have another Card-io card for this week, I made a few of these a few weeks ago, I love the crisp clean look they give. I decided to go with both the "Book & Film" theme, with The Secret Garden!
Not very imaginative, but it's very flowery so is garden like!!

I have used several stamps from different sets, some Hobbyhouse Pearls and a touch of Stickles.
Very Simple, but fun to make.

Debbie x

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