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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Lovely Poppies... and a giveaway

Hi all,
Sorry it's been a few weeks since I last blogged. Where does the time go?
 I've had a few hospital appointments in the last week or so. The oncologist was pleased with my progress so a very positive appointment.
I've been playing with my friend Sheila's Indigo blu stamps this week which was fun. I watercoloured the poppies which made a change. Here's my card:

Challenges:
My Mum arrives this afternoon at York from Arbroath, Scotland so Shamus is going to pick her up from the train. I can't wait to see her as it's been a few months.
Before I go I recently won some tickets to a craft show in Manchester, if you're interested in winning please leave me a comment with the word 'Win' in it and put a picture in your blog side bar please. If you don't have a blog leave me your email address.I'll draw the winner next Thursday 25th August. UK at 12 noon.entrants only please.

Hope you're all well and enjoying this lovely weather.
Thanks for popping by to see me.

Hugs Debbie xxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Sail away

Morning all,
 It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Caz's turn to choose the challenge theme which is:
'Sail away'
For my card I used a Joanna Sheen stamp, a shell embossing folder and a wood grain stencil. I really enjoyed making this card, it came together totally different to how I envisaged it, which just shows you get an idea and roll with it.
Why not join in with us and check out what the rest of the teamies have made. There is some fab inspiration from them too. This was the first ever design team I joined and I love working with everyone.

Challenges:
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di's digi designs challenge - animals-acting-like-humans
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Hope you're having a lovely day whatever you're up to. I'm hoping to do some more crafting today just for fun.

 Thanks for popping by and for commenting, I really appreciate it.

Hugs Debbie xx

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Polar bear fun!!

Morning,
It's the 1st of the month so
it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Christmas.

It's the lovely Helen's turn to choose the theme this month which is:
'Shaped card'

After a few days of contemplation and getting my brain into gear this is what I came up with using a Woodware stamp with an acetate cover. Great for a child's card I thought. A bit different for me, nice to take myself out of my comfort zone now and again.

Why not get ahead with your Christmas cards and join in with us. The other teamies have 
made some beautiful creations. Just click on the badge below.

Please welcome the lovely Pat to the team as well as Sybrina our Guest DT member.

Our sponsor for this months challenge is:
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Challenges:

I've had a pretty good week, I hope you have too. On Thursday I had my toe nails painted with shellac and my eyebrows tinted. Nice to have a little pamper afternoon at the salon. On Friday I had a bone scan due to osteopathy being in the family. It all went fine and Shannen took me in for a change to give Shamus a break from hospital appointments. We popped to a new Home Bargains for a nosey then went for some lunch which was a nice treat.

Thanks for popping by to see me. I'm slowly getting around to your blogs, please bear with me.
Big hugs Debbie xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Teal and brown

Hi all,

2 posts in 1 day eh... I thought I'd have a play with some Indigo blu stamps that my friend Sheila let me borrow to have a play with. I should have probably had a rest but I haven't really done much today due to the heat. I had fun so that's all that matters.
Hope you've all had a great day whatever you've been doing.
Challenges:

Thanks for popping by again.
big hugs xxxx

Fun in the Sun

Morning all,
 It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Angela's turn to choose the challenge theme which is:
'Fun in the sun recipe'
1 image
2 patterned papers
3 embellishments

For my card I used some freebie papers, a Joanna Sheen stamp that I won ages ago and my 3 embellishments are: bakers twine, a shell charm and an adhesive pearl.
I thought I'd try my hand at abit of watercolouring which was quite fun and made a change from my alcohol pens.

Why not join in with us and check out what the rest of the teamies have made. There is some fab inspiration from them too.
Challenges:

Here's hoping you're all well and coping with this rather hot weather. I've managed to get out for coffee a few times in the last week which has been nice. My Sister and family have been down visiting from Aberdeen. 
Shannen took me out yesterday to get away the chaos in the house as my new carpets were being laid at last. We've been preparing for it for ages so it's lovely to have nice new, clean carpets all the way through the bungalow. Hunter the dog is loving rolling about on them.

See you all soon. Thanks for popping by and for commenting.

Hugs Debbie xx
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Lots of inking....

Morning all,
 It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's my turn to choose the challenge theme which is:
' Make your own background'
it could be with inks, stencils, stamping, embossing etc....


I used a memory box stencil with 3 inks for my background, a Sheena Douglass sentiment and 2 tattered lace die cuts. Hope you like it. I really enjoyed getting all inky. I gave my 
Specialist nurse this card to thank her for all the help and support she'd given me.She was very touched bless her. 


Why not join in with us and check out what the rest of the teamies have made. There is 

some fab inspiration from them too.

Challenges:
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Addicted to stamps challenge-201-anything-goes
Craft your passion challenge-319-always-anything-goes

Here's hoping you're all well and doing fine. 
Thanks for popping by to see me.

I got my biopsy results yesterday from my bowel operation. I have to have a colonoscopy to check the rest of my bowel in 6 weeks time. A cancer was found in the polyp but it was early stages and contained which is good news. They are going to keep a close eye on me over the next 5 years. So all positive really. Thanks for all your support lovely friends.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Friday, 1 July 2016

Snowflake Gift Cards

Morning,
It's the 1st of the month so
it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Christmas.

It's the lovely Pat's turn to choose the theme this month which is:
'Snowflakes'

So here are 2 gift cards I made using some Kanban card I had in, a Woodware stamp, clearly besotted snowflake die and a Lil Inker Dad die.

Why not get ahead with your Christmas cards and join in with us. The other teamies have made some beautiful creations. Just click on the badge below.


Our lovely team mate Sandra is giving away the prize this time which is:
3 Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.
Fabulous prize so a big thank you to Sandra.

Challenges:
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Have a super day whatever you're doing. I was taken out for a latte and a teacake yesterday by my lovely hubby and we met Shannen there. Bless them, it was lovely to have a change of scenery. It was only my 2nd time out since my bowel operation. I needed to try as I have my check up at hospital on Monday.

Have a nice weekend lovely friends.
Thanks for popping y and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs Debbie xxx