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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Father's Day..

Hello Girls~
Another Challenge awaits you over at Sweet Stampin' this week and it's "Father's Day/Special Man, and our sponsors this week are Di's Digi's/Marianne Dies.

I lost my Father 10 years ago at the young age of 67, however my lovely Father in Law always gets a handmade card from me, so this one is for him.

The Lighthouse image is a Kanban stamp, the compass stamp in the left corner is from the same stamp sheet.  I have coloured in with Pro-Markers. The papers are from my stash of leftovers, pearls are Hobby House, and the Sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.
I have used my new Nesting Tonic Dies to cut the image and surround with, Tonic Scalloped/Square Die's. I have these in Circles too, they are wonderful.

Entering into:

Cute Card Thur--Blue's & Hues

Charisma Cardz Ch--Father's Day

Crafty Catz--Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons--Boys will be Boys

Delightful Ch--It's a Guy Thing

Fussy and Fancy--Outdoors

Polka Doodles--Men


31st May Fathers Day//Special Man

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Zentangle Fun!

Hi Ladies~

Hope I find you well.

My card today is one I made for my Husband's Auntie.
I "Snail Mail" her once a month, and always send her letter inside a card I have made or bought from a Craft Show, she loves handmade things.
Unfortunately this is a sorry you have just lost your Sister letter, so it is tinged with sadness.
Ruth who has passed away was a lovely lady who contracted Meningitis at the age of 5, she was not given long to live and the disease left her like "a five year old" child all her life, she was so sweet and lived to the ripe old age of 76, not bad for someone who's life expectancy was so short....However for Auntie Joan that's no comfort, it was still her Sister, so this card has a letter inside to tell her I am thinking of her at this sad time.

This Flower image I have used is Zendoodles by Lindsay Mason (I also bought the Mushroom version too), it's so lovely to Tangle, and I am having great fun doodling inside each petal.

So not much to this one really. A card blank, the stamped image doodled with a Micron Pen, a spot of matting on black and a doddled edge. Done.

I am going to stamp some more of these flowers to Zentangle on my flight to Spain which is in 3 weeks. Those of you who know me know I "Hate Flying" and I will try anything to keep myself occupied and busy, so I don't cry like a baby! I thought this would keep me in the Zentangle Zone and stop me listening to the engine and looking to see the aircraft still has wings!

Thank you for calling by.

Entering into:

A Little Bit Crafty--Flower Power

Crafty Cardmakers--One or more Flourish

Inky Impressions--Anything Goes

Ladybug Crafts--Monochrome

Loves Rubberstamps--Doodles



Monday, 26 May 2014

Baby Boy Card

Hi Girls~

Hope your weather is being nice for you this Bank Holiday Monday..

I have a Baby Card to show you today. I make a lot of cards for my Daughter's work friends and this baby card is one of them.

I chose this cute LOTV image from one of their Art Pads. The Balloon die is one of my favourites, but I don't have the packaging so have forgotten who its made by, but it is a super little die and has a couple of different balloon shapes on it. The hanging Hearts are a Memory Box die. The scalloped border punch is EK Success. I have also used one of my Embossing folders with clouds on (perfect as this image is a moon and cloud design).

Have a great day, thank you for looking and leaving such lovely comments.



Crafty Sentiment Designs--Song Title (Dancing in the Moonlight)

Papertake Weekly--Oh so Cute

2 Sisters--Baby

The Corrosive--Anything Goes

Love to Create--Cute with die's & Punches

The Cutie Pie Ch--Cute & Embossing


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Dinky ATC!

Hi Girls,

Not had time to post at all this week....Super busy, and a day out to Ikea with bessie Mate Angie was a full on day (especially as we went to the Leeds Ikea instead of the Warrington one.....Silly Moo on the Sat Nag got it wrong!!....Or did Angie put the wrong address in!!. Anyway a great day was had, and we are talking 15 mins difference in time, so no problems....I forgive you Ang!

So I have been having a play with a new stamp bought on said Ikea day (as we detoured towards the Samuel Taylors Shop at Skipton, ooooo my favourite shop EVER!)
Its a Paper Artsy stamp "Eclectica", and it's a bit Steampunkish, sweet and perfect size for an ATC which is what I have made.

Papers in the background are Creative Expressions Terresa Collins papers, and all the background stamps are Stampin' UP (this set called "Gorgeous Grunge" is a set I have just bought off Anne who is having a rest from crafting for a while (all the best Anne and thank you the stamps are perfect.)
I have coloured the image with Tim Holtz Markers, and finished with some Enamel Drops by Studio Calico.

(Do you like my two little Mushroom candles I bought in a shop away, ha ha so cute!)

Entering into:

Stampotique Design Ch--SteamPunk

Brown Sugar--Anything Goes

Diva's By Design--Anything Goes

Jelly Park--Bold & Bright

Make it Monday--Nature

Sweet Stamps--Anything Goes


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge~My Mum.

Hello Ladies~

Saturday means another Challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week our Theme is "Milestone Birthdays".
As My Lovely Mum "Beryl" is 75 this month, (mind you she doesn't look it as you can see by the photo of her I have added to this post), I decided to use her Birthday as my inspiration for the Milestone Birthday for this theme.
Our Sponsors this week are "Crafts U Love".

My Mum does not look 75 does she, hope I look and act like her when I am her age, she is amazing.
Her dress sense is so lovely, she has beautiful silver grey bobbed hair and lovely skin, she is always so positive and happy and I love her so much. This is a recent photo, taken when Mum, my Sister, my Friend and I went to Spain on holiday.
In this photo (if you look in the background you will see a load of blokes on a Stag night all wearing the Cowboy hats,) one of them gave Mum his hat for the photo, she was just minding her own business sat at the bar in Benidorm's "Western Pub", when one of them just popped his hat on her head!!

This is another photo of Me, Mum and My Sister Mandy, backs to the Mediterranean! 

I started my card with a 7x7 Samuel Taylor blank, I used all LOTV papers + Image from one of the Art Pads. I used a Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamp called "String Sentiments". I just love this set, it has Birthday, sympathy, get well, hello, thinking of you, hugs and congratulations in the set and all have this string effect through the words. The card is finished with a few different pearl embellishments.

Papertake Weekly--Pretty Pastels

The Ribbon Girl--LOTV Image + Pearls

Debbie X

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Ruby Wedding

Hi there Ladies

Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left for me, they are all so nice to read.

As the weather is not very nice today, I have done jobs indoors (including colouring my hair, so now it's not quite as grey as it was yesterday!) and a few horrid cleaning jobs.
It's a crafting session for me this afternoon, got a couple of commissions to finish before I can have a relaxed play.
Onto today's Make, I made this card s a few weeks ago. Hope you like it.

This card was made for one of my Daughter's work friends. The papers are all from my leftover stash, Border Punch is MS, spray and flowers are Anna Marie.
I am not that keen on this Nestie Shape, it's not one of my favourites, but I had not used this shape for ages so thought it should have an outing, don't know if I like it enough to use again tho'.

Entering this card into:

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Flowers

In the Pink --Sentimental

The ABC Ch--Layers

MAWTT-I heard it on the Radio (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Kaiser Chiefs)

Debbie X

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Swinging Happily~

Hi Girls~

Hope you are having nice weather today, it's lovely where I am, warm and Sunny.
I have been to my Zumba Class and worked really hard, so now I can have a little crafty play.
I have finished all my Daughter's Commissions from work, I love it when Eve comes home with her little notes saying what they all want and yesterday it was a couple of Baby cards and a Birthday card.

So...on to today's card. It is my friend's Wedding Anniversary soon and I have made this card for them.
I love this LOTV image chosen, I have used this several times before for an Anniversary card.

These papers are Teressa Collins Creative Expressions, the sentiment is LOTV also.
The image is from a LOTV Art Pad, although I do have the actual rubber stamp too.
I am off to prepare tea now.

Entering into:

Crafty Catz--Black, White and Another

Lady Bug--Anything Goes

The Corrosive Ch--Banner Day


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Wedding Birds!

Hello Girls~

Yesterday I had a busy day cleaning up my Craft Studio......Always a waste of time (4 hours worth to be precise) as within 10 minutes It was all messed up again!!
I also hate to throw anything away, and have trouble putting things to the side to sell if I don't use them...Pathetic really as we all need to make room for NEW stash. I actually did really well and got quite a bit sorted....As to whether I am going to be able to part with it is another matter!!

So sitting here (In my relatively tidy Craft Studio!) I have been making a card for one of my Daughter's Work friends. This time she requested a Wedding Card for a Gay Couple. I always turn to this Hobby House bird image when asked for this type of card, think it's perfect (as there is no Man/Woman image). I have used this several times before for same sex Wedding Cards.

These green papers are LOTV. The little hanging hearts are MB die, and the Heart border is a MS punch. I bought these little acrylic hearts when I was at Port Sunlight, but not sure who makes them. Finished with some Star Dust stickles.

Entering into:

A Gem of a Ch--Favourite colour combo (green & white)

Brown Sugar--Pastel Colours

Fussy and Fancy--Spring Colours

Craft Room Ch--Roses and Romance


Saturday, 10 May 2014

DT call!

Hi All~

Thought you might like to know we are having a DT call over at Sweet Stampin'.
It's an easy going place to be, a card is required every other Saturday (so not too much of a commitment).
We are the best DT you could ever wish to be part of, such fun and a lovely set of girlie's too.
Fi and Abi are wonderful "Boss" ladies and make the Challenges so nice to be apart of.
So if you want all the info visit here!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Honey Bee....

Hello Girls

I hope you are all well and don't have horrid rain like we seem to be having at the moment. Tuesday was lovely (I managed to dry my washing outside from 9am--4pm) but since then "Rain" and more rain + breezy too, not cold, but not pleasant either!
No more winging....

I have a card for you today. My Daughter's friend asked for a card for a man who keeps Bee's....I was so pleased when she said that as I knew what I was going to use straight away (don't you love it when that happen's!)
A while back I bought this Bee Stamp Set by Chocolate Baroque and I knew in my stash somewhere I had this Honeycomb paper.
My Hubby has put the Kibosh on it a bit when he saw it saying I had put the paper on the wrong way round, that the points of the honeycomb should be facing upwards, looks like Chicken Wire and not Honeycomb............That's my own fault for marrying a Public School Boy....They miss nout!!
He's right tho', and now I can't stop thinking "Chicken Run"!

I have used Pro-Markers to colour the hive, Bees & Flowers, I have used a touch of Stickles on the Bee wings. Not sure what make the paper is sorry, I think it could be Prima but really don't know.

Entering into:

Crafty Cardmakers--A Bugs Life

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Anything Goes

Natalie & Amy--Stamping

Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes

Stampin' Sensations--Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss--Things With Wings

Debbie X

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Little Heart Frame~

Hi Ladies~

Hope you are all enjoyed your Bank Holiday Monday.

My lot all love it when they get a Monday off, they love the fact the week is a short one! I don't have that problem, luckily I work here at home, crafting, so for me it's always a fun short week!! Mind you it gets a bit hectic for me when I have a commission to do for a Wedding or Special Occasion......It's full on then, but I do love it tho'.

So onto today's project. This little Wall Hanging is from my friend Rob the MDF Man. All Rob's MDF is cut at his workshop in Macclesfield, and the quality is fantastic, never needs sanding, just a light Gesso covering and it's ready to paint. I have used Do-Crafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in Sand to cover mine.
I have then stamped on the frame with Momento Cocoa Ink using one of my Script Stamps. The paper sandwiched between the two Mdf pieces is from my stash and I have a load of Mei Flower Acrylic Hearts for the centre of the mdf cut out hearts, 8 tiny ones and 1, more ornate for the middle.

Entering into:

Crafty Creations--Anything but a Card

Crafting for all Seasons--Lots of Layers

Dream Valley--Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times--Pastel Colours

Craft my Life--Anything Goes but no cards


Saturday, 3 May 2014

Sweet Stampin' Fairy/Fantasy

Hi Ladies~

Saturday again and it's May...yes I did say MAY!
It's Challenge time over at Sweet Stampin'.....This week it's Fairy's/Fantasy, and our Sponsor's this week are Crafty Devil's.

I was not sure what I was going to make for this Challenge as I am not necessarily a big "Fairy" person (some might disagree, but that's another story!!)
I then remembered my trusted LOTV fairy selection, the hardest part was deciding which one to choose. (I do have several!)
This is the one that won me over in the end. I love her, just hope you do too. She is one of the older images, but to me she is so sophisticated and grown up, some how, so hope you like her.

So the Image is LOTV, papers are from my stash (I like to use all my leftovers, and at the moment my box is jammed full!) Gems are Hobby House, not sure if this sentiment is a LOTV too, think it is. Leaves are a NS punch, flowers were bought at GNPE a month ago, finished off with a smattering of Stardust Stickles on her wings and dress.

Creative Card Crew--Girly

Hobby Cutz Ch--Glitter

Sweet Stamps--Colour Inspiration