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

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Happy New Year...It's all go now!!

Hi All Hope you all had a fab Christmas and a great New Year.

It's all go for me at the mo, even if I do have a bit of a cold and generally feel a bit low!
I have been "Zumba" dancing each day on the Wii since getting it as a pressie off hubby for Christmas. My daughter has set it up so I can do 30 minutes (to start with) each day, I will soon have that "Turkey Dinner" removed from my tummy!!

My Daughter will be 21 on 22nd January, but firstly she goes off skiing with her boyfriend and returns the day before. I am planning the house party fun, cake, food, bunting etc while she is away. I have help from my Mother-in-Law Heather (her cakes are second to none, and she will be doing the "Baking" part of the cakes,) this is a photo of the cake & cakes we are hoping to copy:

Isn't it fantastic? Just hope Heather and I can re-create it.

My craft room is finally back...great stuff. So now I can make My Wedding Anniversary card, Daughters 21st + her three friends, 2 friend Birthday's and they are only the ones I remember! (bound to be more!!). SO I need to get a move on!!

I wanted to share with you the "House" I made before Christmas. I have made it for a friend's Birthday and although over Christmas I made quite a few Red Christmas versions of it (which all sold!!) i have only made two like this one, hope you like it.

I am entering this wee House into:

A Gem of a Ch--Photo Ins (Pink)

Critter Sketch Ch--Celebrate

CES--Anything Goes

Papertake Wkly--Anything Goes

Saturday Secret Crafter--Anything Goes

Wiff of Joy--Charms and Bling


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas All~

Hello girls~

Have a fantastic Christmas, and here's to 2012 (I am toasting you all with A Big Pimm's and Lemonade!!) Thank you for making my time Blogging such a wonderful thing to do, you all make it so worth while... Thank you, you know who you are!!

All my work, prep, pressies, food shop.....etc all done! Feet up and drinkies time!!

Love and Best Wishes....Debbiexx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sweet Stampin Challenge...Teddy Skating!

Hi Girls,
This could possibly be my last post until after the Festive Season, (have put up my tree which makes it hard for me to reach my craft items), but I will see if I can squeeze another project in b4 my guests arrive.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my lovely Blog Friends a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, may you all stay safe and well and come back rejuvenated for more crafting in 2012!

So onto today's card. It's been made for our challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin, and the theme is "Glitter/Sparkle or Bling", and our Sponsor is Di's Digi's.
Easy challenge for this time of year!

It runs for TWO WEEKS so lots of time to join in.

I have used a Kanban Christmas Teddy, some Silver Mirri board for the "Bling" element. Stickles are always a good way to add a spot of Glitter, so there you go. Not sure what the papers are as they are all left overs from my stash.

Over the Holiday Season I will still be around to keep an eye on you, so keep up the lovely work.


Friday, 9 December 2011

Another Tim Tag!!

Hi Girls,

Oh no...I have the "Tim Tag" Bug!!

Ha...Cannot believe I am up for another one! When I saw today's tag I thought "Go on then have a go, so I did!.LOL

So here is Tim's Masterpiece:

And Eh, here is my Effort:

Not quite as happy with this one, but I did enjoy making it, and my Flower soft Lamppost finally got an outing! Unfortunately my pathetic embossing did not live up to the real thing, I have never been very good a that part of craft, but It did work, just not as good as it should have done!

Crafts 4 Eternity--Red, Green and Cream

Crafty Catz--Anything Goes

My Mum's Crafts Shop--Traditional Christmas

Stampin for the Weekend--Christmas

Stamps r Us--Emboss It


Thursday, 8 December 2011

My First EVER Tim Holtz "Tag"~

Hi Girls,

Just a quick post from me today. I was desperate to have a go at one (or more) Tim "Tag's"....BUT not only did I not think I could do it, but also was not sure I had half the things to do it with or the expertise.

Yesterday's tag looked good, but I chickened out at the last minute, thought "No I can't do it".
Then I saw today's tag.....Ah ha, Maybe, just maybe I could actually do this one!

This one is Tim's....

And this one is mine!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? I am actually quite pleased with it! Mind you I was furious as I have a tin of the "film strip" (that Tim has used) but, could I find it? Could I hec..

My Time to Craft--Vintage Christmas

Moving Along with the Times--Last Minute Christmas

Raise the Bar--Christmas

Simon Says Ch--Christmas

Tuesday Throwdown--Celebrate the Season


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Family Christmas Cards...

Hello Girls,

Hope I find you all well. Are you busy like me? Gosh every day something to do (in the Christmas department!!)

I visited a local school this morning to watch their Christmas Play dress rehearsal, it was really good. I went into the school to make Christmas Decorations a few weeks ago and they asked me to come back when they were doing the play. I agreed to the dress rehearsal and went today, it was so funny and the songs were fantastic (one of them made me have a little cry!!) They are only little 2-7 year olds, yet the play was really good.
One of the Shepherds (a boy about 3 years old) did have a little play with his toy lamb, throwing it around and putting it under his dress every 5 minutes, (that was until the teacher took it off him!!) Very amusing.

I then had a busy afternoon. Hopefully I will have a few less jobs to do tomorrow, and may even be able to have a little "Craft" time!!

Today's two cards are made for my Son and Daughter for Christmas, thought I would show them to you.

Matthew my Son's card is made using the gorgeous "Warren", I just love him, Matthew is a bit quirky so think he will like the "Tipsy" Warren!!

On my Daughters card I have used one of Mo's Toppers, I just love this Fairy and I think my Daughter Eve will too. She likes things simple, so I did not go too mad with different papers.
Entering into:

Creative Card Crew--Tis' the Season

Colour Create--Red, White & Green

Crafty Catz--Christmas

Kaboodle Doodles--Christmas Colours

Pollycraft Monday--Christmas

Sarah Hurley--Chrsitmas


Saturday, 3 December 2011

It's Begining to look alot like Christmas..........

Hi Girls,

I have been a busy body lately, so not been able to visit as often as I would like to, once Christmas is over and done with, I will be back as usual!

Can it be December already?? You must be having a laugh!!

Done a spot of shopping, got around 50 Christmas cards made, parcels are arriving from Amazon on a daily basis!! (Mostly addressed to my daughter!!)
The house soft furnishings are slowly being washed, and I have started to put the odd box of something yummy & nice away in the cupboard for "Christmas Nibble" time!!
BUT it has still got me in a turmoil at how close it is coming around!

Today's card is made for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week, the theme is "Snow", so Snow flakes or Snowman/women etc, our sponsor is Crafty Emma Designs. It's a great challenge for this time of year, so if you haven't started your cards yet, get started by entering with us this week.

My card is made using a Heather Ellis "Snowman", so sweet. I have used lots of leftover bits of DP, the paper with music and words on is especially nice. The sentiment was free in a magazine and the image is coloured with Pro-markers.

Entering this Snowman into:

Craft Your Passion Ch--Tis' the Season

Critter Sketch Ch--Digi Day

Diva's By Design--Anything Goes

I Love Pro-Markers--Snowman

One Stitch at a Time--Seeing Red