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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

Saturday, 29 September 2012

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Hello Girls
Just thought I would share this fab candy from Samuel Taylors.
Get over and follow their four simple rules and win fab candy!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Oh it's Daniel~

Hello girls,
Well what a different day it's been today.
Yesterday it did not stop raining ALL day, and today it's actually been really nice, sunny and warm.
I have been doing quite a bit of Scrapbooking the last few nights,  I have a couple of Commission's on the go ! Cannot really show any of my pages as I would have to ask permission, but today I had a day off from Scrapping and have made a Tag for the Challenge over at Stampotique Designers.
They have asked for "Squares"!!
Ha ha... I know it's a bit funny but this is what I came up with!!

I decided to Stamp this image of Daniel Torrent three times and then chop him up!
I then added three sets of his legs!
Don't ask me why I did this, I just wanted to do something "Off the Wall"!!  LOL

I have used a really big Inkilicious Tag, and coloured it with Dovecraft Acrylic pearly lilac paint.
I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut stain. I have ripped and inked some book paper, and added a few metal embellishments. The stamps (Cogs) are from the latest Indigo Blu stamps. I love these stamps from Kay, she really does have a great eye for detail. The Sentiment is a Dylusion stamp.
Daniel is coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entering into:

Stammpotique Designers--Use Squares

Crafts & Me--Favourite Colour (Lilac)

I Love Pro-Markers--All things Male

Simon Says Ch--Anything Goes

The Poodles Parlour--Tags

Atc with Attitude--Anything Goes


Monday, 24 September 2012

Another Christmas Card

Hello Ladies.
A big thank you for your lovely comments and also for asking how I am.
I am back to the Doctors today, so hopefully she will put my mind at rest as to what seems to be wrong with me.
I made a few cards yesterday using Mo Manning images and this is one of them. Isn't it funny, it always makes me smile!
I have used some papers from my bit box, a Mo Manning topper and Sentiment, a wooden Snowflake (must get more of these when I go to Harrogate in October), and although you cannot see it, there are shed loads of Stardust Stickles on his little hat.
I am doing quite well on my Christmas Card stash and have 66 now, so only another 100 left to go !!!

Entering this Card into:


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Thank You Blog friends~

Thank you for all the help with Blogger girls.
I know I got my knickers in a twist and did not feel like blogging as it was taking too much time, but to be honest a lot of it has been that it came at a bad time as I have had an awful chest infection that has really knocked me for 6, still not right yet and it's been 3 weeks. Back to the Doctors Monday so see what else she can do. I will be patient for now and see how i go.
But thank you for caring.


Sweet Stampin' Card....Add a Charm~

Hello Ladies.

Saturday again, and another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Charming", so add a charm to your work and come join in the fun.
Our Sponsors this week are Emerald Faeries.

I can't remember the last time I put a charm on a card, I always forget to use them!! LOl
It was nice to get out my little tub with my charms in, I have some really nice ones.

I have chosen this lovely Fairy Stamp, I used this a lot last Christmas and she is so easy to colour.
I have used pro-markers, some stickles, and a Magnolia Sentiment. The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Bo-bunny.

I am unfortunately having real trouble up loading pictures to the blog and it's causing me timing issues.
So  I may not be blogging if it carries on, it is just taking up too much of my time, trying over and over again with no success.
Any tips woudl be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Christmas is getting closer...Oh No!

Hello Girls,

I am still not feeling very well, but am still managing to make the odd card.
As I have a couple of Christmas Fair's coming up next month, it's all go on Christmas Cards, so I made a couple last night.

It is no secret I love Mo Manning images, and none more than this "Wolf and Girl" image.
I made quite a lot of cards using Mo's images last Christmas and they all went down a treat.
Her images are just so different, and I think people buy the odd one as they know someone who it will appeal to.

I have used a Mo Manning Topper. Some Graphic 45 paper, Kraft cardstock, a EK Success punch, twine, and a wooden snowflake. I have covered the hood on the girl and the snowflake with stickles for a sparkle touch.

Entering this Card into:

DP2--Die's and Punches

Crafty Creations--Around the World

Paperplay--Holidays (Christmas for me!)

Stampin' 4 the Weekend--Christmas

Sassy Cheryl's--Die Cuts

The Corrosive Ch--Animal Friends

Totally Gorjuss--Rawr


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

I am Perfect~ Just the way I am~

Hello Girls,

What the he** is going on with Blogger Photo uploading I don't know. One minute it lets me do it, the next it takes me all day, It is getting very frustrating, and I am getting very cross with it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who wished me "Get Well" messages, i am taking yet another potion so hopefully I will be feeling better very soon.


I have not really felt like doing any crafting, but this morning I thought I would give it a go and see if I felt able to do it. I eventually came up with this little Paper Gift Bag. I make quite a few of these, they are great to pop a small gift in.
I have used this lovely Stampotique Image, just love this, and I have used my Pro-Markers to colour. The Sentiment is a Dylusion Stamp, and the fantastic (in my opinion) circle snowflake stamp, isn't this fab. It is shaped like a snowflake but has these little circles on the ends, great stuff, Unfortunately I bought this from EBay, it's a wood mounted stamp but it does not have a makers name or stamp name on it, it just says Magenta Made in Canada. I paid about £3 for it and it is going to be so useful.
Papers are all from my "bits" stash, including a bit of Graphic 45 Halloween paper.
I have embossed a bit of Kraft cardstock with the Alegro cuttlebug folder to add to the layers.

Entering this little bag into:

Bearly Mine--Fall Colours

Crazy for Challenges--Fall

C.R.A.F.T Ch--Autumn

Crafty Catz--Brown and Orange

Delightful Ch--Anything But a Card

Papertake Wkly--Autumn

Stampotique Designers--Party Favours

Totally Papercrafts--Use your Favourite Stamp

The Kraft Journal--Layers


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Teddy Christmas Card~

Hi Girls,

I have not done much Blogging over the last week. Unfortunately I have had a bad chest infection and it's really taken it out of me.
I have had a course of Antibiotics but they are either not working or are just taking their time!
Wish it would hurry up as I have tons of stuff to do and just cannot be bothered doing it.

Anyway I will share a card I made last week. Another Christmas card, but you can never have too many Christmas cards in my book.

This card is made with a sheet of red checked paper from the Papermania "Happy Days" collection, I have added a rubber stamped Holly embellishment with some Hobbyhouse pearls and a Sentiment from LOTV. the image is a LOTV too, and I have added some stickles to the Teddy's hat.

Entering into:

Cute Card Thursday--Christmas Card

Christmas Stamping--Snowy

Digi Doodle Shop--Anything Goes

Dream Valley--Celebration

My Mum's Craft Shop--Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday--Anything Goes


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Special guy~

Hello Ladies

Another miserable day today, rain and more rain. Ah well, rain means indoors, indoors means Housework, no not really, inside means Crafting Time!!

I needed a card for my Nephew's Birthday coming up next week, so decided on this Greeting Farm  "My Guy" stamp set. I like this set for a teenager as It's not childish is quite grown up looking yet still trendy.
I decided to PP his clothes with bits of leftover paper from my stash,, I coloured his face with copics and used one of these PaperMania Bottle Caps. The little tickets are from Purple Pumpkin. The papers are also from PaperMania and match the bottle caps, this set is called "Happy Days".


Entering this card into:

A Gem of a Challenge--It's Boy Thing

Crafts 4 Eternity--Colour Challenge

Delicious Doodles--Celebrate

Sweet Stamps--One for the Boys


Hope Someone can help

Hello Girls
Can anyone help me with a problem with Loading photographs to blogger.
I thought i might just be having a new laptop problem, but looks like that's not the case.
Some of my DT mates have suggested stuff to me, but PLEASE I am not very savvy and need it put in simple terms. Hope someone can help.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Stampotique keyKeeper~

Hello Girls,

Hope you are all well. Don't know what your weather is like, but unfortunately for me here it is miserable and wet. I am waiting for a parcel to be collected so craft is on the menu while I wait.

I have been busy with a scrapbook Commission, but wanted a day off from that today, so i have chosen to make a Tag.
I have used Dylusions Ink Sprays, sentiment and leaf stamps, oh boy these inks are good. Call over at Art From the Heart website and see all Dyan's fabulous products.
I have stamped up the two stampotique stamps, the Shroom and the KeyKeeper Monster, how much fun are these? All the colouring is done with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers, and I have used a white Posca pen for the highlights. All the ribbon is from my stash.

Entering this Tag into:

Stampotique Designers--Use Two images


Charisma Ch--Double

Craft Room Ch--Collage

Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes

Stamptacular Ch--Anything But a Card


Saturday, 8 September 2012

White on white~

Hi Girls,

Today is my lovely Son's 20th birthday (oh my "Baby" is no longer a teenager.....Ahh)
Something else that's gone quickly, one minute you are taking them to school for their first day, next they are self sufficient, working, driving, well all the things I wanted them to be doing at this age, they really are two wonderful Kids, I couldn't ask any more, I am so proud of them both.
Matthew has also just finished his first week at work, so no doubt he will be out on the razzle tonight celebrating both things.

Well onto this Saturday's Challenge over at "Sweet Stampin'...."White on White".
Yet another card type that I have not really done before, but I was pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out, don't think I will be frightened to try this one again, hope you will pop over and have a go.  Go on it's not as hard as it sounds!
Our Sponsors are Letraset, so I am thinking Pro-Markers are up for grabs!!

I have used a Crafty Individuals flower stamp. I just love this stamp and use it loads, today I have stamped and embossed it with clear powder. The paper used is a bit left over from the Wedding Invites I made earlier in the year, not sure what make it is.
I have used a MS Lacey punch, some ruched ribbon from my stash, and a few Hobby House Pearls in white. The Sentiment is a Whiff of Joy and the Sentiment Surround is a Nestie, one of my favourites.

Entering this card into:


Thursday, 6 September 2012

What a Lovely Hubby~

Hello girls,
Hope I find you all well.
My lovely Hubby has treated me to a gorgeous New Laptop. What a sweet heart he is, I owe him big time now!! Oh hec!

For the past few years (well about 7!) we have been using a pathetic old desktop pc that should have been in a retirement home years ago, if it was a dog it would actually be about 152! 

I have everything crossed that I can actually, use this lovely shiny new toy....So here goes..

I am hoping that the software I have installed will eventually let me take slightly better photographs than I do at the moment, ha that would be a great help!

I have used some Basic grey Holly Paper, Stampin' up Paper, ribbon from the local market, a few Hobby House pearls.

Entering this care into:

Anything Goes--Christmas

Creative Card Crew--Christmas