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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 June 2014

~Summer Fun~@ Sweet Stampin'

Hello girls, 

Hope you are all well. A big Thank you for all your lovely comments you leave for me, I appreciate each and every one of them, so thank you very much.

I have scheduled the post for today as I am not back from Spain until later on this evening, I will fill you in with all the holiday news in my next post.
Our theme this Saturday at Sweet Stampin' is "Summer Fun", and I have a Holiday themed card to show you. Our Sponsors this week are Hobbycutz.
My friend Angie went to Canada on holiday a few weeks ago and I gave her this card before she went as a "Miss You", as she was away 3 whole weeks!  Hope you like it.

The beautiful Hot Air Balloon Papers used are MME "Sky's the Limit", the image is a very sweet Magnolia Tilda (can't remember the last time I used a Tilda, I have quite a few as well, but this lady with her matching luggage is a favourite, and I love to PP the clothes and suitcase.)
The Miss You sentiment is a Stamp from a Just Right Set. The image is coloured with Pro-Markers.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Who spilt all the paint!!

Hiya Girls,

I am still living it up in Spain at the moment, only have a few days left before I come home....Boo Hoo!

I have a scheduled post again for you today, set up before I left for Spain, so hope you are reading this!!

It is my Nephew's Birthday in July and I have made him this card. I think he will love all the Paint splats as he is quite Arty.

I have to give a shout out to Squirrel of Squirrel's World (go check out her lovely blog), as this card is made with one of her cards as inspiration. When I saw it I knew my Nephew would love it, so thank you Squirrel.
All the paint splatters are made using Momento Inks in various colours. The "Splat stamps" are from Stampin' Up and Inkilicious Stamps, the Sentiment is a LOTV. As Curtis likes a bit of Bling, I popped on a couple of Paper Mania Dome Stickers.
Unfortunately it is not a patch on Squirrel's card (her's is stunning) I think I went abit splat mad!
I have however really enjoyed making it and will definitely try this one again as it was such fun to do.


Saturday, 21 June 2014

I am not here.....

Hello Blog Friends~

Well then.....this is a scheduled post from me as I am currently in Sunny Spain, watching the World Cup and having a good time with Mum and Sister.....Bliss~

Unfortunately our performance on Thursday means I won't be as enthusiastic about watching us play next Tuesday in a Spanish bar, I was all ready to scream my head off, but now it's all changed, thanks for that boys!!

I am only away for a week, but boy do we cram a lot of Fun in that short time. I have my Tablet with me, but not sure I will get the Wi-fi or have time to use it, so hope I can catch up on what you have all been up too when I get back.

So my post.....

It is a Father's Day card to show you, which I made for last weekend. This card was made for one of my Daughters Work friends. I love these LOTV Art Pads, so useful and the colouring is just so nice.
An easy card to make when you have not got time to colour an image yourself. The papers are all from my stash, the banner tab is a Die-Namics die and the star brad is from a Sn@p Brad set called Life.
The Sentiment is by Craftwork Cards. Quite a simple card really, but that was what I was asked for.
See you all soon, take care.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Say it with Flowers Please~

Hi there Girls~

Today is Saturday so that means another Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.
Sooooo easy this week......It's "Say it with Flowers", why not go take a look at the lovely cards my team mates came up with. Our sponsors this week are The Ribbon Girl.

I am in a bit of a "Pickle" here at the moment as it is only a week off my trip away with Mum and Sister to Benidorm. I am both excited and apprehensive.
I am trying to do a touch of packing in-between doing some much needed housework.
It will be my Mum's Birthday tomorrow, hence the trip, so I am getting myself in the Holiday mood (and trying not to think about flying!!).
Mum and Mandy are already packed and waiting to go!

Yesterday we both took Mum out for lunch at a local Hotel for "Fizzy Friday" (that's a buffet meal with Champagne) It was so lovely and has got us well in the Holiday mood!

So onto today's card for Sweet Stampin'.
I have had this image stamped for ages, so thought with this challenge being Flowers I would use it.
I used Tim Holtz markers straight to stamp with this one and did a touch of doodling around the Nestie Shape. The Pattern Paper is a 6x6 sheet of Carta Bella Traditions, and the plain matting is from a pad by Craftwork Cards.
I have finished off with a K&Co Butterfly Brad and a corner by Whiff of Joy. I have tried to keep this one C&S.


Say it with Flowers
June 14th

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Father's Day coming up~

Hello Girls~
How's it going.

I had a lovely day today shopping with my Mum, having lunch and then trying on clothes.
We are due to go on Holiday in 11 days, so we are so excited now.

My Daughter has asked me to make a couple of Father's Day cards for the girls at work, so here is one I made using the lovely image from the Art Pads by LOTV. Super little image I think, and just right for a Father's Day card.

I used some leftover papers from my box and a touch of dark green bazzil cardstock. The Sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, the pearls are Hobby House and the little wooden birds are from Calico Crafts.
I did not do anything to the image itself, I think it's perfect the way it is.

Entering into:

Crazy 4 Ch--Male Card

C.R.A.F.T Ch--Father's Day

Crafts 4 Eternity--One for the Boys

Craft Your Passion Ch--Dad/Male

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Father's Day

Hobby Cutz--Masculine

LOTV--Father's Day

Make it Monday--Male Card

Papertake Weekly--For the Boys

The Cutie Pie Ch--For Dad

Debbie X

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Debbie Shaw's "Little Beach Bag"~

Hi Girls

Sorry I have been missing in action for a week, but time flies when you are having fun....and I have been having lots of fun. This working from home lark is a joy, mind you I do get a bit distracted being near a tv, and having my best friend Angie 4 doors away!!
The said friend came down crafting this week and we had a great time trying out our new stamp sets, I will get round to showing you what we did when I have a spare minute!

I have been busy having a bit of a "Sew".....I used to make a living from Sewing in the late 1980's, and made a range of soft furnishings from Roman Blinds to Bedding. I loved it and before my Children came along I had my own room devoted to the machine and a huge table to cut on. I now have to share the Sewing area with my ever growing "Paper" stash, but they seem to get along ok!!
So I thought I would show you the Beach Bag I have made for my coming "Spanish" holiday (ooo two weeks today!)

Hope you will excuse my very messy Craft Room in the background of the photo. I am getting ready for my weeks teaching (in July) at Summer School, so have a giant box full of project for the dozen children I will be teaching.

Anyway back to the bag.
I have used the wonderful step by step tutorial from Debbie Shaw to make this bag. It is also reversible so makes two in one really and It is so very easy and Debbie's video is great.
When I made this bag I paused the video while I did each step, It took me about 3 hours with a couple of coffee stops!
I have now made several of these and can do them in just over an hour, so nice to do. Here is a link to the Youtube Video:
Hope you like it and may be have a go.