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

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wooden House's~

Hi girls,

I am finding it a bit hard to post as often as I have in the past.
I thought being out of work would mean "More Time", however that has NOT been the case!!
I have a few iron's in the fire at the mo, so hopefully a part-time job will pop up soon. Long gone are the Full time hours (don't think I could manage that after 15 years part-time!!)but I would like to be able to contribute a bit to the house!!

Today's projects are Altered Art little wooden houses. I picked these up from Samuel Taylor's Stall at Harrogate (well actually 4 of them!). I have really enjoyed making these and my friend Angie and I are giving one of them to a friends Daughter, Amy, for her coming Birthday.
I love putting all the "Findings" in and personalising it, like with these Scrabble Tiles which spell out "Amy's" name! Or in the Christmas version, another Amy and her hubby Dan!
The houses are painted with Adirondack paint dabbers, these colours are Mushroom & Pepper, but they do tons of colours from black to pastel pinks. They are really easy to use, the paint is pushed through a sponge dabber, so nice and easy to paint onto surfaces. I have then used leftover papers to line the inside walls, before adding and making all the Findings to go inside.
I really enjoy making these houses they are very therapeutic, I have a commission to make another two more for a friend, so great stuff!

Debbie xx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sweet Stampin DT "Snowman Card"~

Hi Girls,

Over at Sweet Stampin today our Challenge is "Anything Goes" with optional Sketch...No excuse not to enter with an "Anything Goes" challenge, nice and easy!

The theme this week is chosen by the lovely Teresa and our sponsors are Quixotic Paperie.

I have used this gorgeous "Snowman" digi image by Heather Ellis, I just love this image, infact she does some beautiful Christmas images, I was a bit stuck on which to use as they are all lovely. Watch this space for the "Little girl and her Snowman" It is gorgeous and I will be using her soon!
I have used some Bo-Bunny and S.E.I papers, a Craftwork Cards sentiment and three little brad snowflakes (they were silver coloured and I decided to make them red with a copic marker). The card looks like it has some nice green spotty ribbon wrapped round it, BUT it hasn't....It's faux. The Bo-Bunny papers are fab for this and always look so real. The image is coloured with a mix of Pro's and Marvey markers.


Anything Goes Ch--Anything Goes

Kaboodle Doodles--Layers

Try it on Tuesday--Anything Goes


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sweet Bildmalarna Girl~

Hello Girls,
Hope I find you all well.
Hubby gone off to Antwerp today for a "Jolly Boy's Weekend", Oh would I like to be a fly on the wall?......Not!!
It's all boozing and eating......Oh and I did remind him as he left that Antwerp is a massive "Diamond" outlet!!! Oh and Belgium Choccies!!!

I have had a busy old day today, but hopefully after my session at Zumba tomorrow morning I can have a bit of a play. My bestest mate Angie is calling for a play too, I think we are "Tim Holtz configuration Box Altering", should be loads of fun!

I made this card a couple of days ago and it is using one of my new purchases..A Bildmalarna stamp, isn't she adorable. I have had my eye on her for a while now and have seen a few of you using her.

The papers are all leftovers from my ever increasing stash!! Nestie is also one of my new ones, flowers are called "Tiny Tots", sentiment is Craftwrok Cards and little pearls are Hobbyhouse. I have also used a MS punch for the border.
The image is coloured with Pro-markers.

Entering her into:

Crafty Creations--Fabulous Faries

Craft Your Days Away--Pink, Brown and Blue

Flutterby Wednesday--Open + Wings

Lexis Ch--Card for a Child

One Stop--Girly

Diva's By Design--Sketch


Friday, 16 September 2011

For Chloe~

Hi Girls,

Thought I would just share with you the two projects made for my son's Girlfriend Chloe. She is leaving for University Tomorrow and Matthew (my Son) and I have made her a pressy each to take with her.

This is the box before I Altered it:

And this is it after!

This little box is filled with goodies, Sweets, Shower Gel, Note Book, Socks and a key ring. I made the box using one of Paper mania's bare boxes. I have covered it in K&co paper, Tim's tissue paper and sprayed it with my new Spray Sprinky's Aegean Sea inks. The little flower is chipboard and is covered in Adirondack Acrylic Paint in Pool, the top then has Crushed Glass beads on and then covered in Glossy Accents as are the K&co letters.

Matthew's present is a Canvas that he uses in his Art at College.
He has taken a photograph from his recent Holiday with Chloe in Tunisia and has copied it several times on the printer and then cut out individual layers in order to Spray Paint each layer. So each of the colours you see is a separate layer that he sprays and lets dry...(I just love watching him do this, it is so time consuming, but he just gets a craft knife and off he goes, then on goes his mask and the spraying is next!)

This is the original photograph:

Isn't the finished result Stunning? I absolutely love it, no wonder he does so well at Art in College, he is so dedicated to it.


Craft Room Ch--Home Decor

Kadoodle Doodles--Chipboard

Quirky Crafts--Not a Card

Sarah Hurley--Recycle


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Mo's Lovely Christmas Toppers~

Hi Girls,

When I was at Harrogate Show I picked up some Mo Manning Toppers from Jill on Hobbyhouse. She had five designs and I picked up a sheet of each. These two cards are made using them. I also used the images for some Christmas Bags, so will show them at a later date. They are nice and easy to use and with a touch of Stickles they look super.
The papers I have used on these two cards are by the brilliant Graphic 45. The holly background and the little Carol are all from the one sheet of double sided paper, fab! (Just wish I have bought more of them!) Isn't that always the way when you get home, you find something you love and wish you had bought more of!!
Fortunately I am off to Port Sunlight Stamp show in October, so I will put these papers on my list to get then.

I am full up of cold at the mo, it just came on me so quickly, did a whole load of sneezing then, a full blown cold appeared. I have dosed up with Flu capsules and will keep warm while having a crafty day. It's raining here, so would not be going out anyway.

Entering these two into:

Cute Card Thursday--Anything Goes

D2P--Celebrate Something

2 Sisters--Black, White and Another

Christmas Crafting--Sparkle


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

HomeGrown--Little Boots

Hello All~
Oh, it seems ages since I posted anything on my blog, (my last card was scheduled, so it was posted quite a bit in advance!)

My trip to Harrogate with Angie was fantastic (mind you Angie's mum says we would have a good time in a paper bag!! Must try that sometime!!)

We managed to visit Art from the Heart's shop, twice (including being part of their 10th Birthday workshop) We then went to the GNPE show (twice) and did two of their workshops aswell. (It all sounds very greedy when you say it like that!!!)
Angie and I spent a shed load of dosh and got some gorgeous goodies.
It was a great weekend of crafting, shopping, eating and Oh ye a bit of wine, Champers and gin too!! Thank you Angie for the great company, what a pair we make.

I had a good old crafting afternoon yesterday, and came up with four cards, so this is the first one of them to show you.

This image is one of my New Stamps from the show. It's a Sugar Nellie Homegrown "Little Boots", isn't she so sweet, I think she looks like she has just got up, her hair is a bit scruffy!! She is coloured with Pro-Markers and the papers are Memory Box "Mistletoe", and they are lovely Autumn colours. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards, flower is EK success Retro Flower and ribbon and pearls are Hobbyhouse.

Entering this card into:

Creative Inspirations--Anything Goes

Crafty Catz--Ribbons

Die Cut Dreams Ch--Flowers

Inky Impressions--Dress to Impress

My mum's Craft Shop--Birthdays

Paperplay--Punches and Dies

Saturday Ch--Inspired by a Song(These Boots are made for Walking)

Simon Says--A Song (These Boots are made for Walking)

The Sweet Stop--Sketch


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Sweet Stampin DT Card for a Teenager~

Hi All,
This is a scheduled post from me....As you read this I will be having my breakfast at the Wellington Hotel (Near Harrogate) and by 8.45 will be arriving at the GNPE (Great North Paper Extravaganza) for a spend!!! Yee Ha!

Today's card for Sweet Stampin is "A card for a Teenager" with an optional sketch. I have used both elements on my card. The challenge was chosen by my talented team mate Carlie M, and we are sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts.

It was my Son's 19th Birthday on Thursday 8th, so I have decided to give him this card. He is not a "Cutie" boy so wouldn't have appreciated a Magnolia Edwin card!! So I know he will like this funky boy.

I have used some of my new 6x6 papers called Te Printery Collection, they are gorgeous and all in these black/white and sepia colours.
I have used some glossy accents to make the little clock shine. the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards. The image is coloured with Copic's and I have added a few pearls from Hobbyhouse.

Speak to you all after my 3 days away...


Monday, 5 September 2011

Heather Ellis Christmas Card~

Hello Girls,

Thank you for all the lovely comments you have all left me, they mean alot and I love to read them.

Not long now before me and best mate Angie go "Craft Shopping" to Harrogate.
Oh we love it and have weekend tickets, so two days of shopping!!! What more could a girl want?? (Well Johnny Depp carrying all my goodies maybe!!) (Or in Angie's case Mr George Cloony!)LOL

I have another Christmas card on show you today, at this rate I will have a nice stash by the time our first Christmas Fair is here!
This gorgeous little image is a Heather Ellis digi, isn't she so cute, I just love this image and made loads of cards last year using it and the others I have.

The papers I have used are BO-bunny and s.e.i. Not sure who makes the sentiment, but I stamped it with my friend Angie's stamp.
I have added a Christmas tree charm to my ribbon. The image is coloured with Pro-Markers, and the matted layer is one of my favorite oval and oval scalloped Nestie.

Entering this card into:

Cute Card Thursday--Punches

Crafty Creations--Dies and Punches

Crafters Companion--Christmas Wishes

I love Pro-Markers--Anything Goes

Passion for Pro-Markers--Anything Goes

Stamp Something--Digi Stamp

Sketch and Stash--Sketch


Friday, 2 September 2011

Tim Configeration Box for a Friend~

Hi Girls,

Wow where does the week go? One minute it's a Monday, next thing you know it's a Friday!!!

It is almost a week since I have posted anything, but that doesn't mean I have not been busy Crafting Crazy!

I am making two Scrapbooks, making Christmas projects for taking to the Fairs in November and I have managed to make my friend a Configuration Box for her Birthday which is tomorrow. It's the box I thought I would show you today and hopefully I will get round to showing some Scrapbook pages next week.

Entering this box into:

Cupcake--Alter it

Charisma Cardz Ch--Anything Goes

Crafts and Me--Add a Charm

Die Cut Dreams--Box or Bag

Scrapbook Sisters--Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts--Not a card