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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Happy Sunday...


I'm popping on today to share with you a card I made for the Challenge Reminder post over at Indigo Blu. I was picked for one of their Top 3 with my poppy card. My lovely friend Sheila won which was great.

This month's challenge is:
'All things bright and beautiful'
so why not pop over and join in here.

Here's the card I made using my friend Sheila's Peony stamp and some of her sentiment stamps from Indigo blu.:
I made my first background by spritzing water onto some ink and placing a piece of card on top of it. Very messy but great fun. I heat embossed with silver embossing powder the Peony.

Hope you're all having a great weekend whatever you're doing.

Thanks for popping by.

Big hugs
Debbie xx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Time for Fairies or angels....

Good 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 Brenda's turn to choose the theme this month which is:

'Angels or Fairies'
I chose to do fairies and the stamp set I used was a freebie set from a Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine. I searched high and low and found it thank goodness. The sentiment is from 'Clearly Besotted.' I used lots of glitter too, well you have to don't you...

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.

One of our teamies the lovely Sandra has supplied the prize this month. Thank you dearie, very generous.
Hope you're all well and had a nice bank holiday weekend. We had our first barbecue in 2 years which was lovely. We had my daughter Shannen and her boyfriend round for it and ate it outside which was lovely. The weather was gorgeous on Monday.
This week Shannen took me to Primark and Poundstretcher for a little look around which was nice. We finished off the morning with a McDonalds milkshake....yummy. I was so tired after being out but it was worth it.

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs Debbie xxx

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Live, laugh, love

Afternoon all,

It's been a while but I've not been crafting the few weeks much. I decided today would be a day to play and if I achieved something then all well and good.
Here's a card I managed to put together:
 I've used some clarity stencils,inks and stamps

I'd like to enter it over at:
No one entered for the craft show in September but I had some lovely comments from you all, so thank you ever so much. It's means the world to me. 
If you know anyone who'd like to go to it, just get in touch and I can pass them onto you as 
I'd hate them to go to waste. I'll pop them on facebook too.

Thanks for popping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a Sparkles Christmas Challenge post.

Hugs Debbie xxx

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:

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.

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di's digi designs challenge - animals-acting-like-humans
creative knockouts challenge 152-anything-goes
creative craft cottage challenge-68-anything-goes
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!!

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:

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.

Thanks for popping by again.
big hugs xxxx