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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

Monday, 13 December 2010


A big Merry Christmas and thank you to all my followers.
My craft room has now been cleaned up and my Christmas table out for my guests coming, so no crafting for me until after the Big Day!
I will also be 50 that day, so I may be a bit worse for wear when I return.
All the Best and I will be looking in on you all as I still have access to my pc.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Thank You~

Hi All~

Well pleased to report it has slightly warmed up here (at least there is not a minus on the temperature gauge)! BUT won't hold my breath as it's set to be cold again after the weekend.

Must apologise for the awful photo, camera settings have been changed by my son and I cannot get them to work properly!!! Arrr.

I have made a Thank You card today. It is for my daughter to send to her old work Friends, to thank them for the gifts they gave her when she left last Saturday.
She is enjoying her new job, but it's not as busy as she is used to and I think she is going a bit stir crazy (she is one of these that does everything at 100 miles an hour, so a doctors surgery is a bit quiet for her)!
She will have a good go at chilling out, and It will do her good.

The image on this card is not one of my own, it is one sent to me a while ago when I won a challenge. I thought he looked a bit sad to be honest, but I do love him, who doesn't like a teddy bear?
I have chosen to use my cuttlebug to emboss again on this card and also dug out an old script stamp I had not used in ages to stamp the background paper. Teddy is coloured with pro-markers. I have used my trusted NS flower punch and leaf were used again and the sentiment is a personal impressions.

Entered into:

Creative Inspiration--White
Cute Card Thu--Floral
Crafty Creations--Bears
Delightful Sketchers--Embossing
Passion for Pro Markers--Anything goes
Quixotic Inspiration--Thank you
Sweet Stamping--Make your own paper


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Pretty Fairy~

Hi All~
Thank you for all the wonderful comments about my son's Snowman, he was dead chuffed with them.
Unfortunately although it looks like the Snowman is a "Giant" (and my Son a genius Snowman builder) it is the angle the photograph was taken at. It is about 4 foot high, not the 7 foot that it looks like in the photo.
I did laugh when Chris (fellow blogger) said it looked like one of the Blue's Brothers, Ha Ha, (must be those old sunglasses!).
Mind you Matthew said he will pass on making the other "Brother" (as Chris suggested, Lol) as his hands are still too cold from making the first one!

Tonight's card is made with a Penny Black image, Isn't she cute? Really girly and nice.

I wanted to make something other than a Christmas card...I have made loads the last two weeks, so making this card made a lovely change.
The DP are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and the NS large and small poinsettia punch for the flowers. Image is coloured with copic pens. All finished off with some Kars cord in blue and a few Hobbyhouse Gems in bright pink.

Entered into:

Alphabet Ch--Foliage
Cupcake Ch--Robin (small but there!)
Crafty Calender--Sketch
Simple Doodles--Photo Inspiration
C.R.A.F.T. Ch--Christmas Birthday
Creative Card Crew--Anything Goes


3 of a kind~

Hi All~

What on earth is going on with this weather? When I got up this morning I thought someone had transported me to Russia!! Brrrrrr.

I have made a batch of cards today, Christmas of course, made with this lovely vintage Father Christmas image..(unfortunately I have no idea the make of stamp, I have had him sometime now).

I have used my cuttlebug to emboss the white matted layers (love this technique) I like the pure white with the black mirri board think it's very clean and simple...Perfect when you want to make lots of card quickly. These three cards took me 40 minutes from start to finish.
In between crafting I am watching my son build the most fantastic snowman in the garden, his college is closed (he's a happy bunny!) and he's decided he does not need to study...he needs to build a snowman instead....don't blame him either!!
Thought you might like to see the photo he took, good isn't it?

Cards entered into:

Cards for men--Christmas
A Spoonfull of Sugar--Christmas Card
Crafts 4 Eternity--Sketch and Vintage
Die Cut Dream Ch--3 of a Kind
Saturday ch--Christmas
The Cuttlebug Spot--Embossing at Christmas
Wild Orchid--Old Fashioned Christmas
Stamp Something--Christmas Colours
Papertake--No Red or Green


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Should have explained~

What a nutter I am. Just realised I did not explain why the New Job card (see earlier post) had a get well image on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well it is meant to resemble a job in a doctors surgery, a nurse/receptionist/chemist etc...
Did not even give it a thought to explain it....Sorry.


Good Luck Eve~

Hiya Folks~

Cannot believe it's a whole week since I last posted.....Arrr I need more hours in the day!!

I am having a ball at the mo, it's crafting and more crafting......All commissions tho!
Finding it hard to make any cards at the moment, even my Christmas Cards, but have the whole day today, so will try to make a few, that is before I watch Strictly, X Factor and Merlin later on!

It is my Birthday on Christmas Day and I will be the big 50...I know, it's not something I should be shouting about, but I am looking forward to it. There are lots of phone calls about me and whispering which stops when I enter the room....This can only be all good......PRESSIES for me!!
I am like a big kid I am afraid and LOVE opening gifts, especially if I have no idea whats in them. I put this down to the effect that Christmas Day is like that anyway and I just add to the fun with my Birthday, it's always gone down well in my house with the kids.

No more waffling now...
Today's card is for my beautiful daughter Eve. She is leaving her job today to start a New one on Monday. She has been with the same department store since she was 16 and is now nearly 20. An opportunity came up to do more hours somewhere else and she has taken it. I wish her all the best, her dad and I are very proud of the lovely woman she has turned into. All our love and best wishes sweetheart, this card is for you. Mum xx

Entered into:

A Crafty Little Place--Anything goes
Anything goes--Congrats
Crazy 4 Ch--Sketch
Cute Card Thursday--Blue
Delightful Challenges--New Beginnings
LOTV--Use Favorite Things
Moving Along with the Times--Someone Special
Paper Cutz--2 Papers any colour


Saturday, 27 November 2010

More Pink Cat Studio Cards~

Hiya All~

Just a quickie before I go off to have tea and then watch Strictly and X Factor.
I will not be able to believe my eye's if Anne and Wagner stay in tomorrow night no matter what they do tonight), but no doubt I will not get my wish AGAIN!!

I have made two more cards today using the Pink Cat Studio digi images, I just love these cute images. Look at the little boy's hot chocolate with marshmallows floating in it...ha ha.
The other with the girl riding the Polar Bear, I just love, I love Polar Bears anyway so couldn't resist getting this one.

I will enter them into:

The Creative Cottage--Nontraditional Colours
2 Sisters--None Traditional Christmas
The ABC Ch--Snow and Ice
Totally Papercrafts--No Red/Green


Give `us a Kiss Gorgeous!!

Hi All~

I want to share with you this Christmas Card I made today, it's for my gorgeous Hubby, and I think he will like the two cute penguins, kissing~ Oh so cute.

I won five Digi images last week over on Abc Christmas Challenge, and this is one of the images I chose (I will show you the others soon, they are so nice).
They are Pink Cat Studio images, go have a look they are so cute:

I have used my leftover bits of MME Christmas papers, the image is coloured with Pro-Markers. I have used a computer sentiment and the circle and flower shape Nesties. The punched border is a MS. Kept it simple, no embellishments like snowflakes or flowers, hubby likes it like that!

Entered into:

Crazy 4 Challenges--Script
One Stop Ch--Christmas Cuties
Anything Goes Ch--Animals
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club--Use a Die Cut
Friday Sketchers--Sketch


Friday, 26 November 2010

Snowman, You are Sweet!!

Hi All~

I have a card for you tonight made with the stamp that the lovely Heidi sent me after a won the challenge over at Moving Along With the Times, thank you Heidi and I hope you like the card I have made using this sweet snowman.
The image is called "Lampost Snowman" and is by Little Claire Designs.

I have used up some MME Christmas papers in my favorite colour "green", I love green!
The image is coloured with Pro-Markers I have added some green organza ribbon, but it is very sheer, so has not shown up very well on the photo. The sentiment is Personal Impressions, I have used this before and like the way it, looks like a little signpost. I have popped on a few gems and some raindrop spots over the snow. I have cut and embossed my NS poinsettia flower I am so pleased I bought these as I think they look lovely on a Christmas card....I would like to thank Vicky for the heads up on buying them, ta Vicky.

Entered into:

Cards for Men--Man's Card
Crafty Creations--Christmas
Crafty Catz--Christmas
Christmas Stamping--Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky--Going with the Flow
I love Pro-Markers--Anything + Sparkle
Paper Cutz--Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters--Let it Snow
The Pixie Cottage--Sketch + Let it Snow


Not a Card~

Hi All~

Hope you are all doing ok.

I have been a bit busy making things for my Christmas Fair on Sunday, so hopefully after then I can have a bit of a chill out and start making my own Christmas Cards!

I have been asked to bring plenty of my little Christmas paper bags on Sunday, so I thought I would share some with you before they go.
I have used the toppers by LOTV and various papers and punches. These two bags have been ordered from me and the lady in question asked for plenty of MS butterflies on them, her wish was my command!

Be back later hopefully with a card made with a stamp I have just had sent to me by Heidi, I won the challenge over at Moving along with the times and won a sweet little Snowman, I will try to show you all later if I get time.

Entered into:

Creative Card Crew--Gift Bag
C.R.A.F.T. Ch--Gift for Christmas
Die Cut Dreams Ch--Not a card
Saturday Ch--Gift for Christmas


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

With Love at Christmas~

Hi All~

Hope your week is going well.

This is my all time favorite Christmas image, and it's a digi by Heather Ellis.
I just don't get fed up of using it, and sold quite a lot of them a the fair a few weeks ago, so hopefully I will sell some more this weekend at the next one.
The DP are just leftovers from my bit box, so not sure of their names. the Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, ribbon is from my stash. I have added some Stardust Stickles.
For the Challenge over at Passion for Pro-Markers they have asked for "Old and New" stash. My new are these papers and Sentimnet, they are only about three weeks old, and the old is the ribbon and charm which I have had since the begining of the year and never used.

Entered into:

Paper Sundae--Sketch
Passion for Pro-Markers--Old and New stash
Creative Cottage--Someone special at Christmas
Totally Gorgeous--Non traditional Christmas colours
Papertake Ch--Cut it Out


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Cuddle in the Snow~

Hi All~

Hope you have all had a good weekend, I have, I hope the week goes as well.

Tonight's card image is one of my favorite Digi Images. I don't have many Digi's, but the few I have are lovely. I won some last week on a challenge blog, I am dying to share them with you. One of them is a couple of kissing Christmas Penguins, so I will try to make a couple of cards this week for the Christmas Fair on this Saturday.

This one is entered into:

Crazy 4 Challenges--Circles
DieCut Dreams Christmas Club--Anything goes
One stitch at a time--Seasons (Christmas)
ABC Christmas Ch--X-Xmas

Thank you for looking in on me. Debbiexx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Happy Snowman~

Hi All~

I have managed another Christmas card (amongst other things) today.
I have also made a baby bag for a pressy (show you that later) and have done a few pages on one of my calenders.
I do not own any Snowman images, this one was stamped for me when I won over a Die Cut challenge, I do like them, just never bought one!
I have used some of my new red spotty paper (but don't know what make it is), and the snowflakes are wooden and I have coloured them with my Pro-Markers. I have used my new MS punch again, and the lovely little Sentiment Signpost is from Personal Impressions, isn't is cute?

Entered Into:

Creative Inspiration--Winter Wonderland
2 Sisters--Snowflakes
Delightful Sketchers--Cold Outside
I love Pro-Markers--Snowmen
One Stop--Snow People
Moving Along with the Times--Sketch
Paper Play--Let it Snow

I am going out tonight to a friends house, it's her 50th Birthday Party.
I have made her a card which I showed on the blog a while ago, and I have also made her this little bag which holds some Vera Wang "Rock Princess" perfume, hope she likes it. I have used my new MS Art Deco Punch, isn't it just gorgeous, have wanted this one for ages.
Here is a photo of it~

Have a good night. Debbiexx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Anyone for Christmas Pudding?

Good evening all~

Full on Christmas Mode for me!!
I am crafting mad. Hubby is out, so it`s in the craft room all night~ Great stuff!

I am going to Zumba dance in the morning. Some of you will know I hurt my leg a few weeks ago at Zumba and so I had to stop going for 6 weeks. It`s amazing to think it has been just over 6 weeks, so on Wednesday I started back. I am glad to report all went well and I cannot wait to get back tomorrow. I am a bit stiff and soar from all the bum wiggling (sorry too much information!!), but other than that, I am so glad to be going back.

Onto this evenings card. I have used a long forgotten stamp for this one. It is by Personal Impressions, think it may be called "Elf`s Christmas". I only used it a few times last year, thought it was a little bit childish, but decided to use it anyway.
I do laugh at the way the little Elf is sitting on the top of the huge Christmas Pudding....Mind you I am not a lover of such pudds, I am more a roulade, Meringue girl myself.
Paper's are Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses, I have also used the cuttlebug snowflake folder to emboss the border piece and large snowflake. The image is again coloured with my favorite pro-markers.

At 2 o`clock today the postman brought me a lovely parcel from QVC and inside was a new MS punch around the page, so I have use it on this card, it`s called "Dots" and is really nice, very different to the usual ornate types, very deco, only used the corner one on this card, but think it will be fantastic for my scrapbooking and my calender making.

Entered this card into:

Crafts 4 Eternity--Sketch, Blue and Silver
Anything Goes--Let it Snow
Critter Ch--Texture
Fab n` Funky--Forgotten Stash
Fussy and Fancy--Christmas (no red or green)
Sarah Hurley ch--Embossing
Totally Papercrafts--Snow and Snowflakes
Wild Orchid--Blue Christmas
Oldie But Goodie--Glitter

Catch up with you all later. Debbiexx

Please, Can I have More Hours in the Day!

Hiya All~

Are you all like me? I just do not have enough hours in the day to do what I want?
IT`S A NIGHTMARE!!! Arrrr.........

Housework and housey jobs just get in the way, (but must be done, I know), and now i am on Christmas shopping and Christmas planning mode, so more stuff to do....

Promise I will not moan any more, and it`s not like I don't get time to craft...`cos I do. My fantastic hubby is amazing, and never moans about my crafting or my ever growing stash...Ta Babe!

Before I tell you about today`s card, can I just say thank You to all my lovely followers for there wonderful comments. I am always so happy to read the lovely things you say about my work, it makes it all worth while to think someone thinks what you do is nice, thank you all.

Another Christmas card from me today. Considering I was a late starter last year in the crimble cardmaking department, I have had a great time doing them this year. Mind you I have some lovely Christmas stamps and that helps.
This image is by Whiff of Joy (think it`s Wee with a drum?)
My papers are a mix of MME and Papermania Signature range, I have used my Nestie ovals for the matting's, coloured with pro-markers, and I have used the Magnolia Swirl and NS Poinsettia flower.

Entered into:

High Hopes Challenge--For the Guys
Lexi`s Ch--Christmas Colours
Stamping for the Weekend--Winter
Totally Gorgeous--Christmas Colours
Cute Card Thu--Sketch
Pollycraft--Glilttery Christmas--


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Shabby Chic Tilda~

Hello All~
Did you miss me? Or am I being presumptuous!!

I have just come back from my weekend away with my lovely friend Angie. This is our 15th year on the trot Christmas shopping in the city of Glasgow.
I did lots of shopping and have crossed such alot off my list already...Great stuff.

We got talking to a very nice Scottish couple in Hobbycraft on Thursday and they said "You must visit the brilliant Craft World shop on the other side of town, it's amazing".
Now this has happened to me before where someone has said go here and it's great, only for me to get there and be very disappointed....Not this time, It was fantastic, and was only about 6 miles from our hotel in the middle of Glasgow centre.
I bought Nestie's, Stamps, Card, Ribbons, pro-markers and loads of papers! The choice of 12x12 papers were the best I have ever seen, we were ages picking them out.

Onto today's card~

I have chosen this sweet Tilda for today's card. Not sure where I got her from, she not one of my stamps. Recently I did win some Tilda's on a challenge so she could be one of them, I like her anyway.
Papers are from my new Basic Grey Marjolaine Pad, they are so nice and all in these greeny/bluey colours. I have torn all the papers and used Old Paper to ink the edges.
Tilda is coloured with Pro-Markers, and ribbon was from Hobycraft. The sentiment is a craftwork cards circle and I have distressed the edges and used the ink again on here. I have used some staples to finish off the edges of the papers and ribbon.

Entered into:

Crafty Catz--Paper Tearing
Crazy 4 Challenges--Christmas
Die Cut Dreams Ch--Staples
One Stitch at a Time--Favorite Colours
Totally Tilda--Blue and Silver
MDUC--Shabby Chic
A Spoonfull of Sugar--Distressing
Passion for Pro-Markers--Theme


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Traditional Red and Green Christmas~

Hi All~

This will be my last post until I get back from shopping in Glasgow with my lovely friend Angie, we just cannot wait now.
We go Thursday morning and come back Saturday early evening, it's such fun.

Must admit, although it is a Christmas shopping trip (to buy for others) we do try to find Craft shops to have a treat in....However, we struggle every year to find any. There is an art shop in the middle of the city, and Hobbycraft on the outskirts, but we cannot find anywhere else. If anyone has any shops they know of, can you let me know. Thank you girls.

Today's cards are both Christmas cards. Penny Black and LOTV images.
I must admit these two have been my favorite Christmas images this year.
I followed the brief on A Crafty Little place for the Red/Green and White colour combo, and the sketch at Stamp Something. I have used MME Christmas Stack papers and a small corner MS snowflake punch. I have also used my Nestie scalloped oval for the image and sentiment. The other card sketch is Sketch Saturday and the large snowflake on this is the MS large one.

Entered into:

Stamp Something--Sketch (For Red/Green Card)
Sketch Saturday--Sketch (For Green card)
A Crafty little place--Red/Green/White
A Spoonfull of Sugar--Snowflakes
LOTV--One for the Girls
Paper Sundae--Let it Snow
One stitch at a time--Winter


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

`Twas the night before Christmas...

Hi All~

Back today with yet another Christmas Card, but to be honest it looks like this is going to be the norm for the next few weeks.
I have another Christmas craft fair at the end of November, so am busy making Christmas Cards to put into my selling box!

This is my Penny Black image "Christmas Fairy". I made a few cards using this image recently and they were a great success at last weekends Christmas craft fair, so here I go again making some more.
Unfortunately I don't know the name of the papers used, they were only bought recently but I have looked and cannot see any makers names on it. The border punch and snowflake punch are MS, and I have embossed the red card under the image with the Swiss dot cuttlebug folder.
All coloured with pro-markers.

Entered into:

Allsorts Ch--Nite before Christmas
One stop Ch--Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers--Embossing
C.r.a.f.t Ch--Embossing
Charisma Cards Ch--Love at Christmas
Saturday Ch--Red and Gold
I love Pro-Markers--Snowflakes
Polka Doodles--Easy Christmas
Cupcake Ch--Sketch
Crafty Calender--Snowflakes
Penny Black Alsorts--Christmas

Gosh what a lot of Challenges this card fits into, hope It's ok to do so many!


Monday, 8 November 2010

I am still here!!

Hiya folks~

I have been "absent without leave", due to being so busy with projects on commission. I am afraid without permission I cannot share my makes with you, but hopefully, when I have finished my daughters project, I can share that with you all.

On Saturday Angie and I joined some other crafting girls in a local craft fair. We were selling all our craft goodies (we no longer needed) and I had a large box of cards to sell.
I was really pleased with my card sales. I was selling them at a very affordable price (in fact in people's opinion too low) but at the end of the day I sold over 40 cards, so was very pleased.
I did however have a little spend myself....I know the whole point was to sell, but you just cannot help it can you!!

Onto tonight's card:
My lovely hubby managed to outbid someone on Ebay a few days ago and won me this Sugar Nellie beauty "Pillow Talk"....I have seen a few people have used her on the blog and was delighted when one came up for sale. A Big thank you to my hubby Chris for being the Ebay "King"!!

Entered into:

The Sugar Bowl--Sketch
Crazy 4 Ch--Square Card
Crafty Catz--Spots and Stripes
The Corrosive Ch--Black `n Blue


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Another SnowMAN~


Just a quickie.
This is the second of my Nit Wit Snowman Topper cards. I have enjoyed making these last two cards, even though no rubber stamps have been used.
I think they are just a bit different and very easy to make.
I followed the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, but realised I did not use a stamp so have not entered the challenge, it is a nice sketch though!

Entered into:

My Time to Craft--Cute and Simple
Lexi's ch--Anything goes
Dutch Dare Ch--Clean and Simple


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

No Snow, Just a Snowman~

Hi All~

No Snow.....That's a good one! We are about three weeks off that being true!
I cannot believe how awful the weather has gone all of a sudden. Last year the winter crept up on us, ever so slowly, not to scare us. NOT this year, it's just there in our face, and it can only get worse. Must admit that today was not quite as bad as yesterday, at least it stayed dry!

Today's card is not made using a stamped image, it's a die cut topper with decoupage layers. I picked this sheet up at the Harrogate show, just thought it looked different from the usual toppers, and I liked the soft colours. I have also got it in another colour too, I have made another card using that one and will show that when it is finished.
Not too sure that I have managed the sketch as well as I thought, but am pleased with the soft pinks, and I do like the Snowman/Woman. Do we say SnowMAN or SnowPERSON! LOL

The topper is by Nitt Witt, and I have used more "gcd rose coloured glasses" papers again, added some hobbyhouse pearls and the corner snowflake punch is a MS. The large snowflake came on the die cut sheet.
I have used some Frosted Lace Stickles on some of the white parts, and although you cannot see it from the photo, the buttons and nose of the snowperson are highlighted with glossy accents.

Entered into:

Critter Ch--Christmas
Wild Orchid--Christmas
Anything Goes--B-Brrr
I Love Pro-Markers--Snowflakes
Polycraft--Chill Time
Sketch Saturday--Sketch


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Pretty in Pink~

Hi All~

What an awful day here. I have had to have all my lights on as it has been so dark.
I have had a few jobs to do this morning, but did manage to make this easel card this afternoon.
I have used the lovely Tilda image Susie Sugar sent me for winning the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams, thank you Susie. This Tilda is delightful isn't she?

I wanted to follow the challenge over at Totally Tilda, they wanted Pink and Pearls, so I knew I had these gcd papers called "Rose Coloured Glasses", they are all Pinks so match up perfectly with each other. Image is coloured with Pro-Markers.

Not sure where this large scalloped circle came from, under the image I have added a doily and I have die cut a Magnolia Tag. The big flower is Craftwork Cards. I have used Walnut stain ink on the edges of all elements and have used lots of Hobbyhouse pearls to finish off.

Entered into:

Totally Tilda--Pink and Pearls
A Spoon Full of Sugar--Embellishments
Just Inspirational--Shaped Card
Paper Cutz--Breast Cancer Day
Simple Doodles--Shape it up
Stamp Something--Pink
Tuesday Morning Sketchers--Sketch


Monday, 1 November 2010

Thanks for the Cookie~

Hi All~

How dark is it now the clocks have gone back? I feel like it's the middle of winter already, it is cold enough here for it to be too.

Tonight's card is especially for the boys, Oh yes the dreaded Boy/Man card.
Well not any more, `cos how adorable is this Mo Manning Little Boy Image?
He is just so lovely, and I like the way he is not a skinny little waif, he's a bit on the chunky side....mind you no wonder, stuffing those HUGE cookies. LOL

Anyway, I have used some Basic Grey Pyrus papers, they are just gorgeous, and also the border strip is from the Prima Jack `n Jill collection. I have used Pro-Markers to colour with and the flower and leaf are NS. The sentiment is one of my new circle's from the Greeting Farm range. I love the sentiment circles, in the set there are 6 of them...Lucky, Smile, Hello, Friend, Thanks and Love.
Gosh I have found alot of challenges this card fits!

Entered into:

Cupcake Ch--Autumn and thank you
Creative Inspirations--Colour combo
Crafty Creations--Autumn
D2p--Pick a season (Autumn)
Paper Sundae--Man/Boy card
Polka Doodles--Autumn
Sparkle Dreams--Autumn and Sketch
Cards For Men--As long as it is male


Double Trouble~

Hiya All~

Last night went well, I managed to see the result of X Factor and Strictly, and keep around 25 Witches happy with candy!!
I still had quite a few Trick or Treaters, but not as many as last year, now I get to eat any candy that's left!

Today's cards are more Christmas cards to add to my growing collection. I am hoping to sell some at the weekend, as it's a local Craft Fair. I also have some for my mum and Nana and myself of cause, so I don't think you can make too many, do you?

I have used the very sweet and funny Penny Black stamp called Christmas Fairy, and MME Christmas papers. The zig zag punch is MS, swirl is Magnolia and sentiments are Craftwork Cards. I have finished with pearls and a brad.
I have just realised when I uploaded the photo's, that they do look a bit busy, I certainally did not follow the "Less is More" rule did I?
Never mind, Christmas is all about bling isn't it?

Entered into:

Alphabet Challenge--Angel or Fairy
Saturday Secret Crafter--As long as it flies
Sweet Stamping Ch--Sketch
Sir Stampalot--Christmas Traditions


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Another LOTV Card~

My second post is another LOTV card. I am a big fan of these stamps, they are so cute and they always make me smile, love using them.

I have had four Witches at the door already....told you! I am expecting about 40 more before the end of the day! It is witch city where I live, always have lots of them. Mind you a few of them are my Playgroup children!!
That reminds me, it's back to work tomorrow, and I have 6 new starters, so it will be a bit hard work for the next couple of weeks, poor little things will cry for their mums, but they will be ok once they realise the fun we have.

I have used lots of leftover paper for this card, so don't know the names of any of them. I have had these snowflakes ages, and have coloured the purple one with Pro-Markers to match the papers. The big snowflake was part of my winnings over at Die Cut Dreams challenge (thank you ladies) and the sentiment die cut shape is a Spellbinder tag.

Entered into:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday--Sketch
Christmas Stamping--Purple and Silver


LOTV Christmas Card~

Hi All~

Happy Halloween to all who celebrate.
I have started to get all my decorations out to make my porch ready for the hoard of Witches I am expecting, (I lost count last year, must have had 50 of them.)

I don't mind Halloween too much, it's later in the week on Bonfire Night I am not happy, I wouldn't go as far as to say I hate it, but I really don't like it. I did take the children to displays when they were little, but I never really enjoyed it.

Today's card is made with the lovely LOTV image, I really like this one. The DP with the red on was free in a magazine, it's all distressed with Christmas words on.
I have die cut a sort of poinsettia shape flower (but not sure about it, I think maybe I should have embossed it too, will try that next time)
I have cut out a Magnolia Swirl, and the sentiment is Magnolia too. The punch is MS.

I have also entered the following challenges:

Allsorts--Cream, Gold and a touch of Red
Delightful Challenge--Circles
ABC Challenge--G Glitter

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Under the Mistletoe~

Hi All,

Sorry not been around much, but I wanted to get a few of my Crafting commissions out the way before I had a play. I have made 60 Christening Invitations, two Basic Bare Calenders, and am in the middle of a 12x12 Scrapbook, so busy busy busy...NOT that I am complaining, I am happiest in my craft room doing things I love!

Tonight card is a Gillian Roberts image, isn't it cute? I know alot of people are not "Cute Christmas" people, but I am afraid I am, and the people who buy my cards are too, so suits me. This is no acception, very cute and slushy indeed. Great!

Papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, and I have used a Nestie shape for the image. The snowflake punch is MS and I have added glitter stickles, my favorite Christmas Sentiment, and two eyelets.

Entered into:

A Spoonful of Sugar--Die cuts and Punches
Creative Card Crew--Punch it
Fab n' Funky--Clean & Simple
Passion for Pro-Markers--Best Friends
C.r.a.f.t Ch--Mono
Winter Wonderland--Mousy
Friday Sketchers--Sketch


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Black and White~

Hi All~

Here again, I have had a bit of a play this afternoon and have managed to make another card. I will not be cardmaking tonight, but will be back later to see what you have all been upto.
I was dying to use this lovely Tilda again, she so reminds me of Autumn with her poncho flapping in the wind. Here today you needed more than a poncho! You needed an industrial umbrella, it has not stopped raining all day.

I have got to apologise for the dreadful photograph, oh dear was not on the ball at all when I took this, and then couldn't do it again as the camera battery wanted charging, Grrrrr.

Papers used are a mix, the newsprint in the background is Magnolia, stripes are K&co, and MME is the purple. I have also used some black mirri board. The sentiment I thought was stamps 4 u but not sure?
I have coloured her in pro-markers, and I wanted it to look as though I have hardly used any colour, so kept it very subtle with just grey and pale purple.


Crafty Catz--Black, White and Another
Fussy and Fancy--Winter Wonderland
MSL--Purple and Black
Totally Papercrafts--Number on it
Cute Card Thu--Sketch


Autumn for the Boys!

Hello All~

I would like to share with you the two lovely stamps I won over at Squirrels blog. Thank You Squirrel they are lovely, I hope you like what I have done with them.

They are Pink Gem stamps and the little boy is so cute with his little hoodie and his conkers.
My friend Angie and I saw loads of conkers the other day, we brought some home. Don't think children seem that interested in them anymore, but they will like to see them at the Playgroup, so I will take them in when I start back on the 1st November. I am off work this week of half term, which is just as well, I am so busy crafting calenders, Scrapbooks and invitations, gosh I can hardly keep up!

Today's card is entered into:

Friday Sketchers--Sketch
Paperplay--Blue, orange and green
I love Pro-Markers--Autumn
Sir Stampalot--Autumn, button and bow
The Cuttlebug Spot--Fall
One stitch at a Time--Celebration


Sunday, 24 October 2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Tilda in the Pink~

Hiya All~

Yesterday I was busy helping (If that is the right word!) hubby put up my new shelving in my craft room, for my ever growing supply of punches!!
I ended up with 3, 3 foot shelves, BUT unfortunately they are FULL already....So that means no room for any more if the urge takes me, and I want to buy one or two more!!
Hubby (In his wisdom!) suggested I go back tomorrow and get another shelf and he would make room for it....Ah he's so sweet.
Don't think quite realised that what he should have said was "You have got too many punches for the shelves, you need to get rid of some!" He is a complete love.

Today I have made a Tilda card, but not sure if I am totally happy with it. I chose the sketch on MDUC, but got a bit stuck on if I had followed it properly, Oh well, it's done now. The other thing is that I have done a few cards lately in Pink, so feel I should have chosen a different colour really....I miss my lovely friend "Green", so will be going Green for the next card!

Die Cut Dreams Ch--Pink/Orange
Just Magnolia-Think Pink
2 Sisters--Anything Goes


Wow I won again~

Thank you so much Susie of Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge, she sent me a lovely Email with lovely comments about my winning card, thank you Susie.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

ANOTHER Christmas Fairy!

Hi All~

It's turned out not a bad day, weather wise today. I have managed to do most of my cleaning jobs this am, so have had another craft play this pm!

Yesterday I made a card using this same image, and I am entering into the same challenge again. They have a Sketch challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenge, but the twist is there are TWO sketches to follow, you choose. I thought why not do two cards the same but using both sketches. So here is number two!

Image-Penny Black
Papers--GCD Rose coloured Glasses
Woodware+NS punches
Oval and scalloped Nestie
Hobbyhouse pearls

Entered into:

ABC Christmas Ch--Sketch(2)
Delightful Challenge--Christmas
Penny Challenge--As long as it flies
Sarah Hurley ch--Christmas (No red or Green)


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Christmas Fairy~

Hiya All~

Glad to say I am feeling much better today, although getting up and seeing "FROST" was a bit strange....FROST in October?? Oh well, we could be in for a bit of a cold winter. At least I know what I am buying when I go shopping to Glasgow in November.....NO not more crafting goodies (although I probably will be buying some things!!)

I started this card at tea-time today and finished it after watching the Apprentice (Agreed with Alan Sugar this week)
Anyway tonight's image is a New Penny Black stamp I got for a steal in Port Sunlight, she was about £3.75, wood backed ad lovely deep red rubber, lovely stamp.
The papers are GCD Rose Coloured Glasses, I have used two Nesties in oval and scalloped oval and the flower is made using the NS Poinsettia flower punch. I finished it with a Christmas sentiment and a few Hobbyhouse pearls.


Die Cut Christmas Ch--Humorous Christmas
ABC Christmas Ch--V-Vertical Sketch
Flutterby Wednesday--Wings
Passion For Pro-Markers--Pink & White Christmas
Wild Orchid--Pastel Colours


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Heather Ellis Digi Image~

Hiya All~

A big thank you to everyone who wished me well with my cold and my soar leg!! I do appreciate all your lovely comments, you brighten up my day...Thank you~

Today's card is from a selection of Digi Images I purchased from Heather Ellis. I don't have many digi images, but I love the Heather Ellis set I have and it was so easy to have them sent straight to my Email.

The papers used are MME Christmas selection, the sentiment is craftwork cards again, ribbon from my stash and a cute little angel charm. The image has a chalk background to try to make it a bit colder looking (Brrr), and image is coloured with pro-markers.

Entered into:

The Corrosive Challenge--Use no White
Critter Sketch--Sketch & Square
Christmas Stamping--Photo inspiration


Monday, 18 October 2010

Christmas and more Christmas~

Hiya All~

I felt a bit better today, and after work I went to my monthly craft club (The Cut and Chat Group) and had a lovely crafty time for two hours with my lovely friends...Thanks girls for a great meet up.

I did not make any of these cards at the meet, I had part started them before I went, and finished them tonight.

As I am on Christmas mode, I decided to make a couple of cards similar to each other.
I have used the gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp, the papers are all Freebies from a magazine and sentiments are Craftwork Cards.

I have managed to find a challenge these cards fit, but did not intend to enter them for anything really, they were just for my stash!

Crafty Cardmakers--Use a Freebie (my papers)