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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

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)


Sunday, 17 October 2010

A Card For Lynn~

Hi All~

I have a Friend called Lynn who I don't see very often but when I do we always have such a lot to say to each other. When we were teenagers we lived just a few doors away from each other and were inseparable.
Over the years we still live in the same small town and see each other shopping quite often, but don't really socialise any more..Shame because when I see her (Like last year when we were on the same First Aid Course together) I just love being with her and we always remember things we did when we were younger.

To cut a long story short (bet your glad about that!), it's both our 50th Birthdays this year, hers is coming up on November 20th, and today I received a Party invitation to join her for the evening....I cannot wait.
This card is for Lynn~

I have used a Penny Black image. I thought this was perfect for a friend's Birthday card, and added the lovely "It takes a long time to grow an old friend" sentiment + a small 50 (not to remind her too much!!)
I have managed to enter into:

Alphabet Ch--Y-Yellow
Sweet Sketch Wednesday--Sketch


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Just Because~


Have not done much all day today, still recovering from my awful cold and my soar leg has unfortunately taken a bit of a turn for the worst when I came down the stairs too quickly this morning.
Hubby gave it a rub for me and then said "Look at that black bruise across your leg". I did not even know it was there.

It is not as bad now as earlier, but just goes to show that it will take a bit longer than I thought to heal.
Looks like I am not going to get back to Zumba for a few weeks yet!

Tonight I have chosen a Tilda that I have not inked up before, but so glad I did, she is so sweet, love the little school look she's got going on, did not know she was carrying a chalk board before I stamped her, not sure what I thought it was. When you buy a Magnolia stamp they are so annoying as you just cannot tell what they look like unless the store has stamped it for you to see.

Anyway I have used some girly pink colours, these papers are so nice (although a bit hard to see) and they are from G.C.D Rose colored Glass collection, they are all different shades of pink.
Tilda is coloured with copic's and I have used my Cuttlebug folder that's like the kids sweets you can buy called "Love Hearts". I have inked over the top with Walnut stain. I have used my gorgeous Magnolia Tag, I just love this tag, the ribbon is from my stash. All finished off with Hobbyhouse Pearls, Tim Holtz inks and Stickles.

Entered into:

Sweet Stop--Sketch and Sparkle
Allsorts-Pick 3 in a row (Punch, Tag and Ribbon)
Sweet Stamping--Ribbons
Totally Gorgeous--Pink
Anything Goes--Ribbons
Dutch Dare Challenge--Use a Tag


Lady in Lilac~

Hiya All~

Unfortunately everyone in my house has the dreaded lurgy now...I think I have given them all the cold and soar throat, they are NOT happy with me at all!

On a lighter note Chris (hubby) did not drink much of the 11% beer, so feels ok, thank goodness!

I made this card last night, but after watching two weepy films in a row (Lots of crying involved) I was too worn out to post!! (First film was The Family Stone, and the second was Click) both films are really good, but so sad, mind you I don't mind a good cry every now and then!!

I bought this gorgeous Greeting Farm Stamp when I went to Port Sunlight, she's so cute, I just love her "twirly" hair. I have stamped and and embosse the image, and coloured with pro-markers.
Not sure what make these papers are, the swirl is Magnolia, the flowers are my new NS poinsettia flower (thank you to Vicky for the heads up on them, they are lovely).
The border is a MS punch and the ribbon is from my stash. I also like using this Octagon Nestie, fits most images very well and can make a nice change from a circle!

Entered into:

Anyone for Anya--Colour Combo
Creative Inspirations--Sketch
Raise the Bar--A Hobby (Reading in this case!)
Sarah Hurley--Colouring In
Just Inspirational--Stamped Image


Friday, 15 October 2010

A Very White Christmas~

Hi All~

NO! I am not dreaming of a white Christmas, I am NOT dreaming of Christmas at all...
On Christmas Day this year I will be the big 50, so it's going to be a quiet affair (unlike my 40th Birthday).
For my 40th I had a party inbetween Christmas and New Year, it was a themed party and 60+ of my friends dressed up as Pop Singers....Every one of them, it was fantastic. I know I cannot name then all but:
I was Boy George, hubby was Noddy Holder, Angie was Tina Turner, I had the Bay City Rollers, Punk Rockers, The Spice Girls, Elvis, The Blues Brothers, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Alice Cooper, and loads more, I totally loved it~
All my friends were kind enough to donate over £700 between them for the Local Autistic Society. It was brilliant and I remember it as if it was only yesterday (wish it was)!!

Tonight hubby is at another Beer Festival....I am slightly worried about this one as I was informed that they have a specialist beer on (If what he is saying doesn't concern paper or ink I loose interest quite easily) but he said they have this great beer and it's 11%.....11%......OMG I hope he only has half a one!!! OR I am in big trouble in little China tomorrow morning, there are going to be moans and bathroom noises I don't even want to think about..... Please let him only have one!!

Right onto tonight's card. I am still on Christmas mode, no stopping me, I want to be prepared big time so here it is.
I have had this "Old Father Christmas" Image for a couple of years and made quite a few cards with it last year, I almost forgot I had it.
Anyway I kept this card as white as possible, stamped and embossed image and sentiment, and used a couple of Cuttlebug Folders.

Entered into:

Crafts 4 Eternity--Sketch, White and Christmas
Crafty Catz--Song (I'm dreaming of a White Christmas)
Paper Cutz--Anything Goes


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Winter Wonderland~

Hi All~

Did not know if I was going to be able to make this card today, I feel so awful.
My cold is getting worse and I have a very fuzzy head. I am popping tablets, but I have always thought that a cold will take it's course and you can't do anything about it! Just wait it out.....

Anyway I have tried for ages to make this card, not totally happy with it, but I do love the Magnolia "couple" image.
The papers used are MME, they are just gorgeous, double sided so ideal for a card with layers like this sketch has.

Entered into:

A Spoonfull of Sugar--Winter Wonderland
Bunny Zoe--Autumn Love
Crafty Creations--Use a Number
The Sweet Stop--Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers--Bling and Sparkle
Quixotic Ch--Christmas

See you all tomorrow, Debbiexx

No Card~ Just info~

Hiya All~

I hope to be back later if I feel better.
Unfortunately I have an awful cold, cannot believe how quick it came on, went to bed ok, woke up with razor blades in my throat...not nice. Now it's a full blown cold and I feel awful.
No work today, so I will keep warm and take lots of cold remedies.

The lovely Faye has Candy Rush on offer for her Aniversary, go take a look, her blog is wonderful and her stories of day to day life will have you wanting more...

I would also like to give a big SHOUT OUT to Squirrel, thank you squirrel for the lovely blog candy that you sent me, how lucky was I to win it, I will use it on a card ASAP. Thank you.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Spooky or What!

Hiya All~

My second post of the evening is a bit different from anything I have done before.
I don't do Halloween cards, or not 'till now anyway, this is the first one I have ever made. (I make them every year with my Playgroup Children, but have never made one for me before today)

I bought this silly "Frankenstein" image from the Penny Black stall on Saturday, he is one of several I bought that day, all different, some Christmas, some cute, cannot wait to use some of the others. I did laugh when I saw this one, think he is perfect for a child's card, so funny!!

Entered into:

Friday Sketchers--Sketch
Cupcake--Scary Creatures
Fussy and Fancy--Halloween
Lexi's Challenge--Spooky
Paper Cutz--Red, Black and White



Hiya all~

Thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes after I hurt my leg at Zumba. I am very pleased to report I am doing great and happy that I can actually walk now!
Port Sunlight was a bit of a question mark on the Friday evening, but I was a 100% better by 7am on Saturday morning, and had a super day, spending lots of dosh on crafting goodies!!

Today I have been so busy, work, town and visiting my Niece in hospital, but have had a couple of hours tonight to make this Tilda card.
I am really busy with commissions for Scrapbooks, Calenders and Cards that I don't know if I am coming or going~ I love making things for people, but it's sometimes Feast or Famine, I have about 8 things to do all at once!!! BUSY OR WHAT!

Back to tonight's card.....I have just bought this lovely Tilda, not sure what she is called, but love her little cape, and according to my daughter the cape is the latest accessory for this winter!
The Christmas papers are "Kaiserscrapbook", Tilda is coloured with a mix of Copic's/Pro Markers.

I have entered a few challenges, and one is Allsorts who want a "Song Title", I knew straight away I wanted "Baby it's Cold Outside"~

Allsorts-Song Title
Alphabet Challenge--X-Xmas
Crafty Catz--Tilda
Delightful Sketchers--Red, Green and White
Papersundae--Change of Season
Simple Doodles--Winter Warmers
Quirky Crafts--Sketch
Anything Goes--Christmas comes early

Gosh what a bunch, Debbiexx

Friday, 8 October 2010


Hiya girls~

Oh Dear.....I have hurt myself right before my trip away to Port Sunlight!!!
When I went dancing at Zumba on Thursday evening, everything was going great like always when....POP I heard my leg make a very odd noise.
I couldn't believe it, I ended up at my local hospital and I have ripped the tendons in my calf....That will teach me to dance like a nutter at the age of 49!!!

I was upset about missing PS tomorrow and was dreading getting up today as the doctor said it would get worse before it gets better. He was very worried it was my Achiles (which would have required an operation) but glad to say it wasn't.
Anyway glad to report that I feel ok and am popping the painkillers every 4 hours. I am ok (apparently) to go tomorrow as long as I can have sit down breaks. Not driving so thats ok too.
My poor friend Angie is acting as head nurse for the trip, I know I will be in safe hands (mind you, she will proberbly boss me about abit if I over do it!) BUT poor thing will have to push me about in a wheelchair If I end up needing it....Sorry Ang.

Well thats it, I will pop back and tell you all if I survived the trip, but hopefully I will and will have some lovely stash to prove it.

From a limping Debbiexx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Tilda goes Shopping....And so am I~

Hi All~

I cannot wait until Saturday morning, I am, off to the Stamp fair at Port Sunlight with a load of "Crafty" girls. We have a great time, coach picks us up at 7.30 and we get to PS by about 10.15...It is a really good show with lots of wonderful crafty items. We set back at 4.15, so have a very busy day doing just what I love....SHOPPING!!

I wanted to use this lovely Shopping Tilda (very appropriate) as I have had her a few weeks and only used her once, she is so cute with her little handbags.
I have chosen some K&Co papers I have had for ages, but when I found the challenge at Colour Create with pink, green and cream, I knew this paper would be perfect.
I have handmade the flower, it's cut out of the leftover paper, added stickles and a NS leaf punch. Some hobbyhouse pearls in green were used at the corners of the image. Tilda is coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entered into:

Colour Create--Pink green and cream
Cute Card Thurs--Make your own embelishments
I love Pro-Markers--Think Pink
Wild Orchid--Sitch it up
Bunny Zoe--Sketch

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Hi All~

My daughter has asked me to make her a Congratulations card for her Boyfriend mum and partner, they have just got Engaged, so I had a think and came up with this Crafters Companion Image from the S.W.A.L.K range.
Coloured with pro-makers, a Nestie for the matting, Ek Success punch (moroccan), Finished with Hobbyhouse pearls, some ribbon and stickles.

Found a couple of challenge to enter:

Papertake Weekly--Use an old Challenge (I have used Sketch 46)
A Spoonfull of Sugar--Sparkle and Shine


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Double Win~ How lucky am I ?

I could not believe my eyes...Ooh sounds like that "Firefly" song!!
When I won TWO lots of september Candy!!!

I won Squirrel and Mandy's Candy, so looking forward to seeing what that will be, have no idea!! A Great Big Thank you Ladies.

I have finished my two latest Scrapbooks and one has gone to it's new owner, the other is on it's way tonight, so I was free today to do a couple of commisioned cards before I start on my next set of three Scrapbooks (Oh a womans's work/Play is never done!!)Lol If only WORK was as much fun as Scrapbooking!!

I was asked to make a Grandad card using the LOTV image, so that was easy!!
I have chosen Green (as you know I love green!), and have followed the lovely sketch on Sketch Saturday. Image is LOTV Lazy Boy who I love, thought it would be perfect for a Grandad Birthday Card.

I have used two different coloured co-ordinates cardstock, and a sheet of DP from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I have used a Nestie for the circle Shape behind the image. The little picket fence is MS and Hobbyhouse make the Pearls. I wanted to use my new Nestie Tags to mount the sentiment, but they are quite large and I just couldn't get it to fit anywhere, in the end I printed one on the PC and just mounted it on card...quite pleased with that.
Then I had a brain wave....Oh that hurt... I thought should I cut the Nestie Tag and try to use it?? Ok, so I did, as you can see I added it to the sides of the image so it looks like a border....Oo I need a lie down now~

Entered into:

Sketch Saturday--Sketch
Paper Sundae--Stash
Polycraft--Anything Goes
Spectacular Sunday--Layer it up


Sunday, 3 October 2010

New Baby Girl~

A big thank you to all my followers, you never cease to amaze me with your lovely comments, it means such alot, thank you~

I have made this card, but unfortunatly I am not totally happy with it.
Don't know if its the colour (the babygrow is a bit on the "pink" side!) or it's because it's my third LOTV image in a row, but I am not having a very good crafting day!!
I will try harder next time, promise!
I do like the papers I have used and the ruffled ribbon, it's just not all working together in my head. I am a bit tired so I will have a nice restful evening and see how I go later on.

Entered this into:

One Stop--Congratulations
Penny Ch--Circles
Sweet Stamping--Punch it out
Stamp Something--Celebrate
The Sweet Stop--Sketch
Craft Your Days Away--Baby


Friday, 1 October 2010


I cannot believe how long it has taken me to post tonight, and reading some ladies blogs, I don't look like I am the only one...How annoying.

Oh Well~

My second LOTV is this lovely boy image. I am very low on "Boy/Men" cards, so I am hoping to get a few made after I have done all my jobs tomorrow.
Hubby is at another Beer Festival, but I have a mountain of jobs to do before I can have a play. First thing I am doing is my Saturday morning Zumba, that will get me in the mood to do the jobs, and then I will be so tired in the afternoon, craft will be just perfect!!

Entering this card into:

Crafts 4Eternity--Sketch & Weather
Totally Papercraft--Outdoors



Hi All~

I have made two cards tonight, both are using LOTV images.
This one is using the beautiful Fairy image, what a sweet image.
I have chosen Autumn colours as that seems to be the perfect colour scheme with this weather at the mo. I love these rusty type colours papers, and I have quite alot of flowers that go with them too, so all in all a nice card to make.
Not going to give a detailed account of what I have done or used, so just left to tell you what challenges it is entered in.

Alphabet Ch--Wings
C.r.a.f.t Ch--Fancy Florals
I Love Pro-Markers--Pearls & Swirls
PaperSundae-Wings and Things
Stampin' for the Weekend--Autumn
Flutterby Wednesday--Sparkle and Shimmer