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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, 28 December 2013

A little Bird Told Me!!

Hello Girls~

Hope the Festive Season is going well for you. I am having a ball and looking forward to New Year. It is my turn to entertain our friends this year, so I am really excited, I love cooking for guests and they are such good friends it will be a fab time.

At Sweet Stampin' this week our theme is "A little bird Told me", so I have not been able to resist using the LOTV bear and Robin (as this has been my all time favourite image of this Christmas).
It will also be my last Christmas card posting until later into next year (unless, I go on an Early Bird jaunt in Festive card making!!!)
Our sponsors this week are Crafty Ribbons.

I have used some paper from my stash, my trusted Memory Box Bunting Die, a corner die by Whiff of Joy, a sentiment by Craftwork Cards .

Enjoy yourselves and speak again soon.


December 28th
A little Bird Told Me!

Friday, 27 December 2013

please help girls..

Hey girls need some help.
My lovely hubby bought me a Hudl tablet for my Birthday BUT I cannot scrole on the blogger dashboard, could u ask a "Tech I person" what the hec I am doing wrong!!
It is OK on my blog and on my DT blog, its just the desktop where I visit u all.
B back later this week to visit u all.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Gone...but I will Return!!

Hi Girls....

Are you all getting ready for the Festive Season Arriving!!

I am. Spent all day Sunday cleaning and  putting up my Decorations.
I love putting up the tree and decorating it. Every year I buy a couple of new ornaments and this years two are a metal Snowman and Father Christmas. They are really cute with long spindly legs, pleased they look great on the tree.

Well now my tree is up means NO MORE CRAFTING UNTIL 2014!! (May have another Scheduled post for Sweet Stampin' to come yet though).
I have to clear everything away in order to get my huge tree up (it's worth it tho').
I am not away from Blogland over the Festive Season, I can still visit you all, as my Birthday's on Christmas Day it's usually a bit hectic at this time of year for me.
I adore cooking and entertaining so New Year is manic too, I will be a tad quiet in Blogland for a few weeks.

A big Merry Christmas to you all and a prosperous New Year.


Saturday, 14 December 2013

Sweet Stampin' Last minute Christmas Card~

Hello Girls~

Saturday is here again.....Not long to the Big Day now! (That's my Birthday I mean!! Well it is Christmas Day!! Not that I want to tell you how old I am!)

Anyway, it's another Challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week is a Goodie....Last minute Christmas Card. (Our Sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly)
This is a great challenge if you are behind on your Festive Season cards! (Glad to say I have finished all my cards and have delivered most of them!)

For my card today I have chosen to use a LOTV topper. This little topper is from my stash from last year, it is so sweet, love the little dog in a hat amongst all those lovely pressies!
The papers are MME and Bo-Bunny the red sparkle dots are Do-Crafts and the ribbon is from my local market. The Sentiment is Craft Work Cards, bunting is Memory Box and the Flower is an old die by Nellie Snellen.


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Nice way to give Money!

Hi Ladies

Hope you are all well, thank you for the lovely comments you have left for me, so nice of you.
I have been very busy of late, so not had time to do as much Blogging as I would like too.

My friend Angie and I have been selling our "Makes" at local Christmas Fairs....It's gone really well so far, our last one for this year is Wednesday coming.

I have a gift holder to show you today. I have sold quite a few of these, I think a few people give money and vouchers instead of a present at Christmas, so these have been very popular. These are for my Daughter's friend at work.

This is what I do on the inside. Two little pockets and a place to write a message on. 
I was asked to make three of these wallets, so this is the inside of the one I did not show you in the photo above. You probably knew that as the inside does not match either of the papers on the above wallets!!
The papers used are all from my stash (good project for using up all your leftover papers.)
Cardstock is Bazill Basics, Toppers are Kanban Traditional Christmas (love these).
All ribbon is from my local Market Stall.
Entering into:

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Home Sweet Home~

Hello Girls~
I hope I find you all well and you have hopefully escaped this dreadful Gusty Weather we are having. My garden looked a bit battered and I have been cleaning up, what feels like everyone in the streets "recycling", which has made it's way from their big bag to my front garden!! But at least no one has been hurt with us, unlike some poor people.

I have made a New Home card for a friend who is leaving to go live in Scotland, so hope you like it.
I have chosen some Pion papers and a lovely House Stamp by Stamping Bella called "Artsy House
Although the background card looks black in the photo (my cra**y photography again!!) the colour is actually a gorgeous dark violet colour to match the papers and house colour.
The Sentiment is LOTV, the pearls are Hobby House (as always) and the little banner (which I love) is a Memory Box die. The image is coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entering Into:
Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes

2 Sisters--Anything Goes

Stamp with Fun--Sketch


Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sweet Stampin' Black, White + One other

Hi Girls~

Another Saturday is another great Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. Again the girls have come up with a theme that suits me well....Black, White + Another, and in my case the other is Red!
Our Sponsors this week are My Mum's Craft Shop. Why not pop over and see what the rest of the Team came up with colour wise.

I have used some of this great Kanban Duo Card in Black and White, I then used one of my favourite Christmas Dies from last year The Modern Landscape by Memory Box, I have added a touch of Little Claire Designs sticky glitter film to the bottom to add a bit of snow like bling. The Season's Greetings is a LOTV stamp, and the Poinsettia is a Spellbinders flower die.


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby~

Hello Ladies~

I hope I find you all well.
It was my Craft Group meet up this Monday, and we made Christmas Gift Tags. What a good time we had and our tags looked fab.

It was also a Special day in our house as it was my lovely Husband's Birthday.
So I would like to show you the card I made for him.

This little Art Pad Topper by LOTV is just perfect for my garden loving hubby, this image sums him up a treat (accept he would never don a cap like that!) LOL
However I think he has been gardening with a bird sitting on the end of his garden fork or on the fence a few times!

The papers are MME Little Deer, image is LOTV as is the sentiment. The button and ribbon are from my stash.

Bearly Mine--Anything Goes

Cards for Men--Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy--Celebrate

Kaboodle Doodle--Buttons and Twine


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Cause for "Celebration" at Sweet Stampin'~

Hi Girls~

Cause for "Celebration" I hear you ask! I hope your asking!
Well it's defiantly Cause to Celebrate It's our 4th Birthday over at Sweet Stampin',
Happy Birthday to US!

So obviously our theme this week is "Cause to Celebrate".

I have just bought this Stamping Bella image (Madison has a Margarita) and this is the first outing for her, cute isn't she and who doesn't like a Margarita or two!
She's been PP (well her dress has), and she's been coloured with Pro-Makers. The Celebrate is from a LOTV set. The swirl is a Magnolia Doo Hickey, flower is by Di-Namics and the sweet papers are from a pad by Prima called All about Me.
I have given this card to my lovely friend Angie. We always go Christmas shopping together early November and I made this card with her in mind (she always makes a mean Margarita for us to drink on the train, yummy it was too!)


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wooden Christmas House~

Hi Ladies~
A big thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving for me, it's always a lovely boost to me to read them. Ta you lovely lot!

I have a Christmas House to show you today. I have made a few of these for my coming sales.
At the Weekend I sold one of these, in this colour, to a little girl who brought her Dad over to buy it for her, oh how sweet!
So I have been busy making a couple more for my next sale on December 1st.

Oh sorry, just realised what a horrendous photo I have taken, I really am pants at photography.....Any tips about making it better would be greatly appreciated!!

These little houses are bought from Samuel Taylors Store and I gesso and then paint them with Acrylic's. I use up all my Christmas paper leftovers to fill the little windows, and I have added some festive ribbon to the edges. Then comes the Fun bit....Finding all the "Small" (small being the operative word!) bits n' bobs to go on the shelves.
In this case I have used a sprig of Holly and Cones, a little snow globe tree ornament ( which actually has the snow inside!), a tiny Father Christmas chalk board with Ho Ho Ho on it, a few scrabble tiles (love these and write what ever I can with 3 or 4 letters....Snow, joy, xmas, ho ho, you get the picture!!
A tea light, a thimble, a small frame and a few metal charms. Done!

They might take a bit of doing these, but I just love to make them, and enjoy finding the little things to go inside it.

Entering into:

Allsorts--Make a Gift

Anything but a Card--Anything Goes

Crafty Catz--Anything not Square

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Christmassy

Daring Cardmakers--Funky Christmas

Fab n' Funky--Anything Goes

Make it Monday--Santa the big Guy


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sweet Stampin' BIG TAG!

Hello Girls~

It must be Saturday, as there's a great new Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.
This weeks theme is one of my favourites "Tags". So a Tag on a card or (as I have done) a Tag.

Our Sponsor this week are The Stamp Fairy (and it's one of their Snowman Images I have used).
Cute isn't it?

I have started with a Prima Tag (usually used for the Julie Nutting Doll Stamps), they are a great size and I have covered it in Kanban Dotty red and white card. The Stamp Fairy image is coloured with Pro-Markers. I have used two of my New Dies, a Snowflake die and a little pair of mittens die both by Di-namics dies. I have added a bit of Little Claire's see through film to the bottom to add a bit of a snowy patch, love this film it's fab. I have finished with a star patterned ribbon.

Entering into:

Sassy Cheryl--Favourite Christmas Colour (Red)

Stamping Sensations--Christmas

Papertake Weekly--Snow and Ice

Hobbycutz--Winter Wonderland

Fab n' Funky--Traditional Christmas

ABC Christmas Ch--W-Winter Wishes


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Red and White Christmas Card~

Hi Ladies~
I am a very excited bunny. In the morning I am off to Glasgow Christmas Shopping with my lovely friend Angie. This is our 17th year of going and we just love it.
There is a lot of drinking, eating, craft shopping (oh ye!!) and a tad of "Proper" shopping going on. With a great big wodge of FUN thrown in, so speak to you all at the weekend with possibly a funny story (as always!)
So my card for today is a Red and White creation with a LOTV image. This image is one of the little toppers I bought earlier in the year, thought she was so cute.
The papers are Bo-Bunny and the border punch is MS, sentiment is craftwork cards. Simples!!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Christmas Cards are here again!

Hello Girls~
Hope you are all having a great day.

I would like to start my post with a big shout out to Vicky of Vixx Handmade Cards, I won her Blog Candy last week and it arrived in the post Saturday. It is so nice, so a big thank you Vicky.
Pop over and see what stunning cards Vicky makes, you won't be disappointed, her work is so beautiful.

Onto today's card. It is yet another Christmas Card.
A little bit different today as I have not chosen to put an image on the front (and have resisted by not using my favourite, at the moment image by LOTV)... The Bear and Robin!!)

I have used some Bo-bunny tartan paper and a sentiment cut from the back of the papers. The stars are a Memory Box die. The shiny dots are Do Crafts. The corner is a die from Whiff of Joy.
The border die is a MS punch.

Entering into:

Allsorts--Christmas Cheer

Inky Impressions--Traditional Christmas

Polka Doodles--Anything Goes Christmas


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sweet Stampin' "Shaped" card~

Hello Ladies~

How quick the Weekends come round, I don't like to think about how close we are creeping up to Christmas......Best not to think about it. (I will also be a year older on that day too!)

So.....Another challenge at Sweet Stampin' again.
Our Sponsors this week are Hobby House. It's no secret how much I love Hobby House products.

The theme for this week is "Shaped Cards, No Squares or Rectangles"....Not easy for me this one, as I am a 6x6 girl myself.
Saying that, I really did enjoy doing this "Stepper Card". This card is a pre-made stepper by "Which Crafts", nice and easy to use.

I have covered this card with Anna Marie Designs Dotty Paper, and I have used a Whiff of Joy Christmas Image. I have coloured it with Pro-Markers. The poinsettia is a Spellbinders die, the bow is by Craftwork Cards, the Snowflakes are a Di-Namics die. The sentiment is stamped from an Indigo Blu stamp and cut down to fit. I have added a few Golden Pearls by Hobby House.


Thursday, 24 October 2013

More Christmas Card Making~

Hi Girls~

I have been doing horrid housework today, lots of it...That will teach me to put it off so that it all needs doing at the same time......Yak!
Anyway it's done now, so the next few days can be "Crafty Ones"....

Tonight I managed a bit of a play, so I decided to make a Birthday Celebration card, but I can't show you that yet, and this Christmas Card.

I have used My Favourite LOTV image for Christmas, I just cannot help but use this little fella and his Robin, I must have made about 30 cards using him, hope the people I give them too like him as much as I do (or I am in trouble)!!
Cannot remember what make this paper is, I bought a few sheets of it, but for the life of me I am not sure if it's MME or Bo-Bunny, nice tho' whoever makes it. The little flower is a NS, had this ages, but it's always nice at Christmas. Sentiment is Craftwork Cards, and the Bunting Die is by Memory Box. All finished off with my favourite pearls from Hobby House.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Calenders for 2014~

Hi Ladies

Hope you are all well. A big thank you for leaving me such lovely comments, I love to read them.

I have been busy making lots of new items for my next craft sale. As the last one went so well, I am busy trying to make lots of things to replenish my stock!! Just need a few more hours for each day, if anyone has any to spare please!!

A few years ago I bought a Paper Mania Desk Calendar to alter, I made one for my Mum and then one for a friend and then someone asked me to make one for her Mum, in the end I made and sold quite a few.
Last year I really struggled to get hold of them, the odd shop had one, but they were just so hard to get.
I found out after much research, and contacting Paper Mania directly, that they had stopped making them. I was gutted and have just five left for this year and then that's it.
Apparently Graphic 45 do something similar (think it's 7x7, where as the Paper Mania one is an oblong shaped, about 6x9) so I may have to get one and see if it will replace these.
So here are a couple of photo's of the one I have just sold at the weekend.

This is the Cover

These are some of the inside Pages

They are made from Kraft cardstock, with a solid frame made from much stronger board, then 12 flip over pages to decorate with the months of the year.
They are just lovely, and a joy to make. I find them so therapeutic.
I always include a calendar tab on each page along with a lined spaced area to write dates as a reminder, then a few embellishments. It gets flipped over every month.
Entering into:

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Saturday at Sweet Stampin'

Hi There Ladies~

It's Saturday so a challenge awaits you at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Monster Birthday"...
Perfect if you have a little boy's Birthday coming up!
Our Sponsors this week are Sir Stampalot-Stamps, so go on have a go at a Fun Card.

So onto the card I came up with for this challenge.....
I adore this little "Monster" and have used it at plenty of my Children's Workshops, they all (including the girls) seem to like it. Just recently at a workshop one of the girls said it reminded her of Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc...Ha Now I am inclined to agree with her.

This is a Digi image, but I have no idea where it is from, It was one of my first ever digi's.
He is coloured with Pro-Markers, and the papers are We are Memory Keepers (these are lovely and distressed) but I have added a bottle top circle dipped in paint to add texture and a stick with black ink on to add a few little lines. The button is handmade with a circle cutter, I have added some bakers twine to the middle. I love this hexagon (if it is one!) Nestie shape, I have the plain and Scalloped one which I have used together.


Monday, 14 October 2013

Crafting and keeping Warm~

Hi Girls~
Hope you are all well and staying warm, think the cold weather is waiting around the corner, it's just hiding there waiting to pounce when we least expect it.....

I was selling at an Autumn Craft Fair yesterday, and I am pleased to say it was a great success. Angie and I did really well (more money to spend on our next lot of crafting goodies!)

I am off to try to make more things now, as our next sale is just round the corner!

I have yet another Christmas Card to share with you today, I am making lots of other things, but just have not had time to take any photo's to show you, hope to do it soon.
So today's card. This is a new style for me, never made anything like this before. But I was quite pleased at how it turned out.

The "Parchment" looking paper is Vellum by Anna Marie, it's very thick and has a beautiful feel. My friend Angie bought this vellum and kindly (she's like that!) gave me a load of sheets, I decided to have a go with the new embossing folder I bought last weekend, Christmas Birds and Twigs, so sweet. The Sentiment is LOTV (new and very nice) the ribbon is Mei Flowers (I have this in green too) and a few Hobby House pearls.

Entering into:

Crafts for Eternity--C&S

Craft Your Passion Challenge--Embossing

Christmas Stamping all year long--Keep it Simple

Quirky Crafts--Use your favourite things (Embossing Folder)

Stampin' for the Weekend--Anything Goes

Make it Monday--Texture


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn at Sweet Stampin'~

Hi Girls~

Another Saturday means Challenge Time over at Sweet Stampin'. As the weather has moved on from Summer, our Challenge this week is Autumn. (Must admit to liking this time of year!)
Our Sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

I have stamped this Hero Art's tree stamp onto some paper from my stash (it already has the bottom right corner text and images already on it). I also made a Banner type sentiment with some Anna Griffin stamps. I have also used some natural twine, a big wood button and my favourite Hobby House pearls.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Yet Another....I will make summet else soon Honest!

Hi there Girls~

I told you I was Christmas Card mad didn't I?
I am trying so hard to get a good old stash so as not to get caught out like last year.
I always stop crafting two weeks before Christmas, as my craftroom has my gorgeous big tree up in the window, and doubles as an "Actual" room in the house!
So.....that means I cannot get caught out needing cards and not having any of my stash to hand to make more cards.
So here is another.

I have chosen this super little topper by lotv for this card, I love this little scene, so sweet. Instead of the usual red paper I have chosen this lovely snowflake blue paper, not sure what make it is tho'.
The Snowflake border is by MS, the corner die is a Wiff Joy, the Sentiment is Craftwork Cards, the little gems are Hobby House and the beautiful bunting is a Memory Box die (one of my favourite dies).

So sorry that there are gunna be more Christmas Cards, but that's the way it goes for the next few weeks!!


Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Card for a Sunny Day!

Hello Girls~

Hope I find you all well, and you are enjoying the last bit of nice weather that the end of Summer is offering us, I am!

My friend Angie (or Partner in Crime, as I like to refer to her!) and I are off to the GNPE in Harrogate this coming weekend for a little "Crafty Shopping Therapy".
If you have never been to the show before, and live near enough, you should give it a go, it's a great place and full of lovely crafting goodies, with over 50 stalls all full of Craft Supplies.
You can get all the info on who is there from Craft Work Cards Blog and you don't need to buy a ticket in advance you can just turn up on the day Saturday or Sunday 10-4 price £4.50.
The advantage of the location at the Yorkshire Show Ground is that it is a stones throw from the wonderful "Art from the Heart" shop, it's walking distance from the show, so why not call there too.

So rant over.....Card to show you now!

Today (as I am full on Christmas) it's another Christmas card and one of my favourite images this year (and last) the LOTV Bear and Robin. Ah I do love a Robin, have one in my garden again this year, he's a right fatty too!!
The papers are all from my stash of leftovers and I have added another Christmas Bingo Card as an extra layer. The sentiment is Craftworks cards, and I have used that brilliant Memory Box Hanging Star Die, which I have added some stickles to.

Entering Into:

Crafts 4 Eternity--Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy--Punches and Dies

2 Sisters--Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss--Traditional Christmas Colours

Christmas Card Ch--Anything Goes


Friday, 27 September 2013

~Christmas Gift Bag~

Hello Ladies

Can I say a big thank you to you all, your comments are always so lovely, I look forward to reading what you have all got to say. Thank You.

Angie and I have several Fairs coming up so we can sell our "Goodies", so it's full on making things to sell. I know it is only September, but our first sale is early October and people will still be up for buying "Christmas" gifts. I can officially call Christmas Christmas now, feel able to do that, before this week it was far too early in the year not to just call it the "C" word! Lol

So onto todays "Christmas" project.

Today I have one of the little white gift bags to show you.
I have used a Kanban Topper for the focal image. These are quite folk arty and a good size for the bags. The papers are Back to Basics, I love these as they are A4 double ended, one end is Polka Dots, the other Tiny Checks, they work perfectly on the bags with a little ribbon over the join. I am not sure who makes the little Bingo Cards, but the 12x12 paper has about 16 of them on, all different, great to add a layer with. The Holly is from a Woodware Stamp, Sentiment is LOTV and finally I have added a "Joy" charm from my stash.

Bearly Mine--Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Not a Card

Creative Craft Ch--Use a Ribbon

Penny's Paper Ch--2 or more Papers

Totally Gorjuss--Dotty


Sunday, 22 September 2013

"C" Cards coming out of my Ears!!

Hi Girls.

Another "C" card bites the dust, Ye! Every one counts towards the final number doesn't it,
So hopefully more to come!

Today's card sees a LOTV topper, Ah I just love this one.
I like "C" cards in Kraft and Blue, think it suits that time of year perfectly. Last year most of my cards contained some sort of Kraft card. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards, the little pearls are Hobby House, not sure what make my little snowflake punch is, but I have punched two and layered them up and added a touch of stickles.

I have got quite a stash of "C" cards building up, after last year I know not to start late and need tons!
I ended up last year, selling all the cards I had made for ME to give away as I had not made enough to sell, won't fall into that trap again. Up to now I have made 53, not sure if that's good or not!

Entering into:

Creative Card Crew--Christmas

Crafty Calendar--Bears

Charisma--Favourite colour combo (Blue and Kraft)


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge~Glitz & Glamour~

Hi there ladies~

Another Saturday and that means another challenge over at Sweet Stampin', this week it's
"Glamour and Glitz", so out with the bling and come and join in!
Our Sponsors this week are "My Mum's Craft Shop".

I have decided to make a giant "Prima" Tag and Prima Doll Stamp.
Love these Julie Nutting Dolls, they takes me back to childhood, I loved my paper dolls to play dress up with. These doll stamps are just perfect for a spot of PP.

I have chosen a sheet of leftover paper from my stash for the dolls dress (this paper is flocked on the black pattern so thought that would look nice).
I have used some Frantage Embossing just randomly sprinkled around, some text paper that was free in a magazine, Hobby House pearls, a Woodwear flower stamp, a flower punch by SN, and some ribbon from my stash.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Birthday Card for a Teenager~

Hello Ladies~

What a cold day again today, I have actually got my nice warm dressing gown on now while I am crafting, and I think it's heating time again, so I will be popping the fire on in a mo!

It is my Nephew's birthday in a couple of weeks, so to get ahead I have made his card.
I was dreading making it as he is 17 and I just did not know what to choose as an image. I went through my box of stamped images and found this boy playing a guitar. As my Nephew plays guitar in a band I thought it would be the perfect image to choose. Not sure why I coloured the guitar Yellow!!, but somewhere in my brain (a very strange place!!) I think Robbie has a yellow/green guitar, so hopefully he wont think I have gone mad.
Image is coloured with Pro-Markers.
I think this lovely Tartan paper is from my pad of MME, but the music paper is ages old so no idea who makes this. The border punch is a MS, I think this one suits a man/boys card perfectly. The Sentiment is Craftwork Cards. The sweet little laser cut car is by Calico Crafts. Finished with a few Hobby House brown pearls.

Entering into:

Bearly Mine Ch--Fall Colours

Cute Card Thu--Square

Creative Inspiration--Sketch and Anything Goes

Crafty Catz--Men/Boys

Jelly Park--All about the kids

Papertake Weekly--Child's Play

Totally Papercrafts--Birthday Boy


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Prima Doll Tag~

Hi there Girls,
Oh wow it's a tad cold here, last night I even had my fire on for an hour while I was crafting, hard to believe you can go from hot to cold in a short space of time. Ah, Goodbye Summer, see you again soon!!
I have a Prima Doll Tag to show you today.
I made this a while ago, but I forgot to post it. I have used some Bo-Bunny papers, and a Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die. the Prima Doll's clothes are PP, but not sure what paper I used for this, it was just an off cut. Hair is coloured with Pro-markers.

Entering into:

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

My little boy is 21~

Hi Girls~

What a Weekend.
My Son turned 21 Sunday, so he had a few friend's round on Saturday night.
I will not tell any "Boy" stories of what they got up too, but there were Ping Pong Balls (but no bats! Just plastic cups) and something very strange happened with my Water Butt, but say no more!!
I was even invited to play "said" Ping Pong as I was waiting to go out for a meal with Hubby, but I declined, especially when I saw the cocktail of drinks that were on offer if you were c**p at Ping Pong, and I must admit I would have been better if bats were involved!!!

Sunday the house looked fine (even though there were about 18 lads here), but I was slightly hungover myself when I first got up, so I cleaned up slowly.
My Daughter came back off holiday yesterday too, so it was a full on day with visitors calling and lots of cake eaten. Matthew's girlfriend bought him a fabulous novelty cake in the shape of Matthew's favourite fruit....A great Big Watermelon, it looked fantastic and tasted good too.

So all back to normal today.
This is the card I made for Matt. He hates cards (don't know y) so he would have hated anything with an image on so I went for the 21, I think I got away with it as he said he like it!! Ha Ha.

Entering into:

Polkadoodles--Special Occasions


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sweet Stampin' ..."Got the Blue's"~

Hello Ladies~

Well it's Saturday and all is well.
It is Challenge Time over at Sweet Stampin' and this week it's "Got the Blue's (Use Lots of Blue!)
So I have a "Blue" project for you, hope you like it.
Our sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

Sorry about the dreadful photo, I do try to make them look ok, but it very rarely works!!

I have started my little gift bag with a white bag I bought from Create and Craft. I have these in brown too, but these little white one's are very useful, especially for a Baby Gift Bag.
The image (I love) and is from Woodware. It is quite a large stamp and is perfect for colouring. I have coloured this one with Pro-Markers.
The round Sentiment is a LOTV. The little "Baby" poem came with this Noah's Ark Stamp. The doily is just a nestie.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

There's Snow People like Snow People ..

Hiya Girls

Another nice day here today. Rumour has it, that that's gunna change, but I don't think we can moan too much, it has been a great Summer weather wise hasn't it?
Must admit I actually like this time of year, the run up to "C", and I don't mind having to dress up with warmer clothes, I am not one for a vest and shorts!!

So onto today's card.
It is another "C" card (getting a nice little stash now) and this time I have used a Sugar Nellie Image.
I adore these little Snow People, so nice to colour too. I have used a mix of Pro-Markers and Copics to colour mine. Not sure who makes this bird and holly papers, could be MME but not sure, it's from my stash, I have also used a nestie shape for the image, a Memory Box stars die, and a Craftwork Cards Sentiment. Finished with a touch of Stickles.

Entering into:

Craft Cardmakers--Snow & Ice

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

The Sugar Bowl--Anything Goes

The Cutie Pie Ch--Cute Christmas

Debbie X

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Wedding Card with a difference~

Hi Girls~

I know it's been a while since I last blogged, but "Summer" seems to have got in the way.
Hopefully now we are into September things will get back to "Normal"!!

I have a Wedding card to show you today.
A friend asked me to make her a card for a friend's Wedding. Her friends who are both ladies.
I had to have a bit of  a think about what image to use, as I did not want it to feature a man and a woman. In the end I decided on this gorgeous Topper I bought from Hobby House. I liked the two lovely birds on the pearch and I think it works well.

I have used some MME papers from my stash, and a MS heart border punch. The Topper, gems, and flowers are all Hobby House.

A Gem of a Challenge--Use two Papers

Bearly-Mine--Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday--Things with Wings

Creative Card Crew--Things with Wings

Craft Room Challenge--Trees or Leaves

Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes

The Hobby House--Any Topper


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Christmas with a Mo's Image~

Hiya Girls~

It is no secret that I am a fan of everything Mo Manning, I just love the whimsical, unique feel to all her beautiful images.
This Christmas image is one of my favourites, I used it quite a lot last year and it went down well when I sold my cards at a local Christmas Craft Fair.
I must admit I am a little low on Christmas papers to go with my images, but my friend Angie and I are off to GNPE in Harrogate at the beginning of October, so I will have to wait 'till then to get a new stash. (I think I can manage 'till then!)

I have used some Graphic 45 papers from last year (you cannot get this now which is a shame as it's gorgeous. On the reverse of this Black and Kraft Holly Paper is a Christmas Song Sheet, it's very nice indeed. The image is a Mo Topper from Hobby House, the Sentiment is a LOTV. I have also sued some Christmas Ribbon and a wooden snowflake from my stash.

Quirky Crafts--Christmas in August

DP2--Goodbye Summer (Hello Christmas!)

The Hobby House--Christmas Topper


Sunday, 25 August 2013

It's all go with "C" cards.....

Hi Girls~

I am on a roll with "C" cards, got the bug now, so don't be surprised if I start posting lots of photo's of cards I have made for the festive season!!

I bought the LOTV Bear & Robin image after using the Toppers such a lot last year.
I wasn't sure how good my colouring would be, but my first attempt was not too bad so I will now do some more.

These papers are LOTV, as is the image and Sentiment.
The image is coloured with Pro-Markers. The red pearls are Hobby House, the super Star embellishment is a new purchase from Memory Box dies.
Entering into:

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin'~

Hi Girls, Wow another Saturday (don't they come round quick!!)

It's Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin', and this week it's "Destinations, Journey/Travel".
Our Sponsors this week are Crafty Ribbons.

I have used one of my favourite Stampavie Stamps, The Camper Van, isn't it soooooo cute?
I have used this stamp lots of times, and it is for both Men and Women. It has flowers on the bonnet which you can make all girly, but you can also keep them quite neutral for a man's card.

Not sure who makes this paper sorry, the image is coloured with Pro-Markers and I have used a button from my stash, bakers twine and a touch of sparkle using stickles. The lovely lacy circle is one of my Nesties (don't know the number or name sorry.)

Crafty Sentiments Designs--Colourful

Kaboodle Doodle--Song (We're all going on a Summer Holiday-Cliff Richards)

Papertake Weekly--Flower Power

Passion for Pro-Markers--Favourite Colours (Green and Blue)


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My First "C" Card for 2013~

Hello All~

I wouldn't have put money on me making any "C" cards in AUGUST!!
Although I think I start well before I need to, last year it was about October before I got my "C" box of goodies out. I can't even say the word, let alone make a card, BUT....here it is!!

I have chosen this adorable LOTV Topper, this wee Bear and Robin was one of my favourites of last year, so I was quite happy to make my first "C" card with it, and I have also made some "C" Tags with the smaller images on the same sheet, I will show these at a later date.

This background paper is from Simple Stories and is called Winter Wonderland, the large "Joy" is cut from a Teresa Collins sheet called "Noel". I have used a few other bits n' bobs from my stash including a wooden Snowflake, a few pearls and a tiny stamped sentiment. I have also used a touch of Stickles on the snow, well after all it is a "C" card!!
Just off to make a few more now!!

A Gem of a Challenge--Punches and Dies

C.R.A.F.T Challenge--Christmas Card

Christmas Stamping--Stitching

Delicious Doodles--Christmas in August

Diva's by Design--Christmas in August

Winter Wonderland--Red and Green


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Another Big Tag!!

Hello Ladies, a big thank you for the lovely comments you have left for me, they are so appreciated and make Blogging a lovely place to be!

I have yet another Big Tag to show you today, I am defiantly in the "Big Tag" mode lately!.

Instead of using one of the Prima Dolls today I have used an image from anA4 cut out sheet I have had for a while now, called Tilda (not the little tiny stamp Tilda's we all know and love tho'). She is quite large and measures a whopping 7", so as big, if not bigger than the Prima Dolls. I love these images, so cute.
The background papers are from Basic Grey, the ticket stamps are MME Lost and Found, the little flower is made from bits of Card Candy (after watching Julie Hickey this week on C&C I thought I would have a go!)
The faux ribbon is made from the paper too, I have just inked and crunched them up a bit, and then added a Leeza Gibbons Brad to the middle. The button is from my stash and the little bird is from Calico Crafts. I backed the Tag on a piece of Kraft Card from my stash.

Cute Card Thursday--Button Up

Delightful Challenge--Make it pop with Layers

Inky Impressions--Anything with Wings


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Prima Doll Tag~

Hello Girls~

I have a Prima Doll Tag to show you today. I just love these "Big" dolls, they are just so perfect for PP and colouring as they are...Well...."Big"....
I have been making quite a few of these ever since the day I bought my first Doll, I now have three  and really like each one of them.
The Tag today has the latest Doll I bought on it, so this is only the second inking for her.

I have started the Tag with a Prima Tag, especially made for the Dolls. I have then used a few of my LOTV back ground stamps to cover it. I have used some Air Mail Washi Tape, some punched flowers, a large Hero Arts Ticket stamp, a Hobby House Crystal, a little wooden bird and half a doily from Studio Calico, the doll is coloured with pro-markers.
I am off now to make another one!! Told you I loved them!

Ali Crafts--Prima Doll

Totally Papercrafts--Favourite Colours (Lilac and Black)

Debbie x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

One of Mo's Blue Boys~

Hi Ladies~

Had yet another busy week, so not had that much time to "Play", however tonight I have been making a few cards for my Daughters friend's at work so it was lovely to get back to it.
As it's Thursday there is another Challenge over at Dp2 "Mo's" and if ever I can I will always try to match a card to their challenge, I love Mo's images.

I have used some Memory Box papers in different blue colours, the Topper is a Mo's image from Hobby House as is the crystal, the Bakers Twine is from my stash. the two sweet little Label Tags are one of my new buy's and are from the new range at LOTV, they are just lovely. I have this set which is a bit transport'ish and manly, then I have a more feminine butterfly and flower set, all are just lovely.  The "Dream" sentiment is from a Teresa Collins set called Memories.

Entering this card into:

DP2--Sweet Image (Tick!)

Bearly Mine--Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations--Monochrome

Crafts 4 Eternity--Colour Challenge

Creatalicious--4 the Boys

Crafts n' Me--Anything Goes

Dream Valley--Monochrome

Fab n' Funky--Summer

Craft Your Passion--Don't get your Twine in a Tangle


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sweet Stampin', Kraft Challenge

Hi Ladies, Hope I find you all well this Saturday.
A big thank you for all the lovely comments you leave for me, they really do mean a lot to me.

It's Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin' and It's one of my favourite theme's this week "Use Kraft Card". Oh I love a bit of Kraft Card! Our Sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

I have started my project with a large Kraft Bag from the Range. I have then used a sheet of Paper/Cardstock from K&Co "Sera Sera" range. This paper is Stunning, I have had it years, it always looks so nice when used and I love every single sheet, it's very collage like.

The doily is from Calico Crafts, the range of products they sell is very extensive and the different packs of doily's are lovely, they are precision cut and very beautiful, good price too.
Image is Stampin' Bella, and because this Gift Bag was for my Friend Angie's Birthday, the image is meant to represent us two on a night out.
I am on the right, do you like my dress, and look how thin I am!!!!! I wish!!
Angie is on the left with her lovely blonde hair.

So sorry about the terrible photograph, don't know what happened, it looked ok on the camera.!

The Flower is by Funstamps and the Sentiment is LOTV. Finished with some coffee and cream Hobby House pearls. Image is coloured with Copic's and Pro-Markers.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Stamping Bella Card~

Hello Ladies~

Well I am still around (not that I have done much blogging)
Over the last few weeks I have been preparing for my week at Summer School, and that week was last week. Although it is a very tiring and full on week it is fun and the kids do enjoy the projects I set up for them. I would like to send out a big thank you to my lovely friend Angie who helps me on the week, thank you Ang.
The children made a Big Canvas, a Zutter Bound Book, An MDF Clock, a Money Box and a day of several small projects.
That's it for this year, so I can have a rest now.  (This working lark is not all it's cracked up to be!!)

I have a card to show you I made for Angie's birthday last week.

I have used the Stampin' Bella image that reminds me of the two of us together!
Colouring is done using Copic's and Pro-Markers. The papers are Stampin' Up, the lovely pearl is from Hobby House, the punched edge is made with a MS punch. The Sentiment is by LOTV.

Cute Card Thu--Anything Goes

Oldie but Goodie--Best Dressed

Totally Gorjuss--Anything Goes + Pearls

Kaboodle Doodles--Scallops


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Saturday at Sweet Stampin'

Hi All
Another week bites the dust, where is the time going to! Can I have it back please!!

This week at Sweet Stampin',  the theme is "Balls", interpret this how you wish, I have decided to go all "Boyish", and have used this lovely LOTV Football image.
The papers are all leftovers from my box, I have made the button myself out of circles of card and punched two holes in the middle. The image is coloured with Pro-Markers.
We are sponsored this week by My Mum's Craft Shop/Saturated Canary.


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Hot or what!

Hello Ladies
Hope you are all well and enjoying this splendid hot weather we are having, infact today it's overcast where I am, still hot tho'.

I have been really busy lately getting ready for my week at Summer School which starts a week tomorrow. I am excited and a bit apprehensive at the same time, I know it will be full on with the projects I have set up for the children.
They will be making a giant canvas, a working mdf cog clock, a money box, a Zutter Journal Book and a couple of other smaller projects, so should be a good fun week.

Today I want to show you a card I made a few weeks ago but never got round to posting.

I have used one of my new flower stamps by Penny Black called Letters and Flowers, isn't it lovely?
I have used the Straight to Stamp technique and used Tim Holtz Distress Markers, it's a very easy technique using these great markers.
The flower is by Di-Namic, the pearls are Hobby House, the Sentiment is by LOTV and the papers are all from my leftover box.

Entering into:

Cute Card Thursday--Oranges and Lemons

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Female Birthday

Craft Room Ch--Vintage (no cute)

The Play Date Café--Mint, White, Orange


Monday, 15 July 2013

It's Wedding Season~

Hi Girls, and a Big Hello to my New Followers, you are welcome and I hope you enjoy my Blog.

As it's Wedding Season I get asked for quite a few cards from family and friends.
I bought this Stampin' Bella image a few months ago as I was using my favourite LOTV image for all my Wedding cards. Although I love that image I did want another to use as well, so this is it, and I love it, hope you do too.

I have used some Basic Grey papers, a LOTV sentiment, a few flowers from my stash, a doily and some white sheer ribbon.
The image is coloured with Pro-Markers.

Papertake Weekly--Wedding Season


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Prima Doll Tag Swap~

Hi girls

It's about time I showed you this Gorgeous Prima Doll Tag that my Blog Friend Dawn of Luckydawn's Blog sent me when we did a Swap a few months ago.
Dawn has already posted on her blog the one I made for her, and now it's my turn to show you hers, isn't it just lovely. It was such a good idea swapping it and we plan to do others!

Thank you Dawn, I love it.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sweet Stampin' ~ Shabby Chic

Hi All~
Saturday again and another great Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. It's a little different this week with "Shabby Chic", so hope you will join in.
Our Sponsors this week are Bunny Zoe.

I have made a Big Tag for this weeks Challenge, I have used a few of my leftover bits n' bobs, a charm, a couple of tiny tags, a brad, some Hobby House Gems, washi Tape, one of my favourite Hero Art Stamp Sentiments "Live in the Moment" (use this a lot!) and finally some string.
Great Challenge to use up all your leftovers!


Friday, 12 July 2013

Thank You Card

Hi Girls
Hot or what (It's about time tho')
Really enjoying eating and sitting outside, the only downside is that the Blog gets a tad neglected...

I have a Thank You card to show you today.
My Mum has finally had her Hip Replacement Operation, and is doing ok. She asked me to send a box of Shortbread and a thank you card to the Unit, so this is the card I made for them last night.

I have used a Topper I had stashed away, think it might be LOTV from ages ago but not sure. The papers are Prima, the punched edge is MS, the pearls and Flowers are Hobby House. The Sentiment is also LOTV.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Guess Where I am?

Hi Girls

I am so excited to tell you that when you read this I will be on my way (with my lovely mate Angie) to the LOTV shop over in Leeds.
We have never been before and are just so excited (especially as they have a Brand New Set of Stamps being launched at the shop today!!!) OOOOOooo can hardly wait to get there!

As the shop is about 2 and a half hours from where we live we are doing a "Combination" trip!!
That means we are going to the LOTV shop then over to Art from the Heart (where we will be doing a taster workshop with the fabulous Kate Crane, I can hardly contain myself!!

I leave you today with a card I made for my Friend's Anniversary which is tomorrow.

C.R.A.F.T Ch--Wedding/Anniversary

Diva's by Design--Cute


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

MDF Alter Stuff~

Hello Girls~

Not very nice weather again here today, no washing out blowing in the breeze and no lunch outside...Yak!

I have a couple of MDF Altered items to show you today. It is my friend's Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, and as well as a nice bottle of wine, I wanted to make them something. They are the sort of friends who love handmade projects, so I know they are going to like what I have made them, hope you like it too.

I have used some Basic Grey heavy weight paper in this cream and red colour (the colour of my friend's Bedroom) and stamped the image for the front with a stamp from my Inkilicious set.
I coloured the image with Tim Holtz Distress markers. The flowers are all die cut using several of my dies. I have painted the MDF with a wash of Gesso to prime, then used Do Crafts Acrylic Paint in Sand. These are lovely paints and have a really nice consistency, very good price at £1.50 each as well. Tons of colours to choose from too, including some pearl and translucent colours. I bought mine in the Range, but they have them at my local craft shop too. 
I managed to buy some note block refills at the local Ryman's, so that was an easy option for the Note Blocks, I really did not fancy cutting lots of papers at 4x4 to put inside, and this way they are all the perfect size too!!
Entering these onto:

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' "Not Cute".

Hi there Ladies~

This Week at Sweet Stampin' our theme is "Not Cute"....Now then what can be classed as Not Cute!!
Our Sponsors this week are Hobby House (on of my favourite stores!)

I am hoping my card for today Is Not classed as Cute, it's been made for one of my Daughter's Friends Birthday.

It is a wee bit "Spotty" but that's what the girls had asked for, they wanted it girly and party like!!
It's that alright!
The cardstock is by Anna-Marie, the flowers and the Bunting are by Di-Namic's. I have used a MS punch for the edge, all finished off with Hobby House wonderful pearls.

Must get back to something more grungy asap......LOL

Before I sign off I would like to tell you about a DT call we have over at Sweet Stampin', it's a fab team to be part of so why not nip over and see what is required to join our fab group.