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Friday, 30 September 2011

The Cutie Pie Challenge Sketch

Hi,

I made this card yesterday but I just couldn't get a good photograph last night so that was my first job of the day.  I followed the sketch for the very first challenge over at Cutie pie challenge blog. and made an easel card.


I used:Papers and sentiment  from My minds eye freebie calendar which were autumn colours, copper mirror card, Squiggle Stamps digi stamp -Raggy Pony coloured with promarkers, peach ribbon, orange buttons and english rose die that I just can't stop using.
It's a real girly card and I had a ball making it.

Challenges:
Cutie pie challenge 1-sketch
Squiggle stamp - autumnal colours
One stop craft challenge week 150 - easel cards
Pennys Paper challenges 63 - anything goes
Creative card crew - easel card
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge - fall and or fancy folds

Have to go as Polkadoodles crafting is on creative and craft, and my ironing is calling me. Before I go can I just say welcome to my new followers and thank you for following my blog. I really appreciate the comments from everyone. Have a lovely day.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fetch a Sketch Challenge 7

Hi,

I've been beavering away again today seeing as I couldn't go to my Voluntary work. I've made 2 cards which I need to take pictures of still and decorated a gift bag and tag for the latest Fetch a sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch I followed :
Here's my decorated bag and tag:
I used an old gift bag (yes I was recycling again), some glitter paper for the top of the bag, ribbon, bakers twine and snowflake die and the same again for my gift tag. Hope it's okay. the picture of the bag seems a little muted at the right but it's like brand new in the flesh....

Challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 7 - follow the sketch.
ces challenge 55 - recycle - bag is recycled.
Sparkles forum challenge 21 - something that sparkles.

That's all for today.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Autumn card!

Hi,

I know I'm on a roll... When I was commenting last night I popped over to Jacqui's blog which is called poodles doodles. and she was showing a super autumn freebie from Nutcrafters challenge blog and decided to play with it this morning. It's so cute. So a big thank you to Jacqui.Why not pop over and see her amazing creations as well as Nutcrafters which is a new challenge blog.  Here's a couple of photo's of my card:

I thought I'd make an aperture card for a change and used my Marianne Creatables square stitching die for the aperture shape and for the image. I also used: the image is a freebie from Nutcrafters, leaf backing paper for the inside of the card and for the leaves on the front - My craft studio winter wonderland cdrom, I used a leaf die from my Marianne Creatables english rose, mirror board and promarkers to colour.I nearly forgot I also used my walnut stain distress ink to blend around the card and the image background.

Challenges:
Nutcrafters challenge 1 - autumns in air
Crafts 4 eternity challenge 38 - Autumn days
Paperplay challenges week 38 - autumn leaves
Crafty purple frog challenges - fall into fall
Penny's challenges - challenge 62 - fall
Do you stack up - challenge 38 - duo (my duo is the two girls)

Back soon.

Love Debs x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Hi,

Gosh 3 posts in 3 days, what's going on.  You can tell that I'm still not able to venture out and about yet so I thought I'd craft for abit..  Now I have put the online shopping away and done a bit of ironing so I think I'm allowed!  Husband is keeping an eye on me so daren't misbehave and overdo things...... yeah right. I thought I'd enter the Willow sketchie challenge for the first time. It's a great sketch.

I recycled a cereal box to matt and layer the spotted, the striped kraft like papers as well as the image from my Polkadoodles cdrom 'Double Sprinkles of Kraft'.  I used distress ink-walnut stain around the edges of the papers and the image using my blending tool.I also distressed the used string with it too.

It was a fun card to make - I love playing with my distress inks.
Challenges:
Willow sketchie challenge with a wow prize - sketch
Polkadoodles challenge 38 - distress it
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge - animals
Dream valley challenges - 16 - buttons
Delicious doodles challeng 2 - cute as a button
CES challenge 55 - recycle - recycled cereal box to matt and layer card.

By for now.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Divas by Design Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone,

Another day of taking it easy-seems to be helping the pain..... It's now travelled up from my calves to my left hip - nevermind it could be worse! At least I can craft.  Here's a card I made by following a sketch from Divas by design challenge blog.

I used papers from Papermania Elegance paper pad, image -Home Tweet Home by Mo Manning coloured ages ago with promarkers, ribbon, gold mirror board, flowers - Marianne designs - English Rose die and Nellies  Creatables die.
Challenges:
divas by design challenge 11-sketch (new die used, neglected digi stamp and papers)
Just tracys crafts challenge - things with wings
Papertake weekly challenge - creature comforts
Totally gorjuss challenge 99 - birds of a feather
Moving along with the times challenge 117 - time to get cooking (3 design papers, 2 embellishments-ribbon,flowers,1 image).

Must go now, shopping needs ordering.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

White on white card!

Hi,

Well it's Saturday again and here I am.  I haven't had much chance for abit of crafting so decided it was time to have some fun. I was meant to pop to my Dad's today but had to cancel yet again as the muscles in my calves are very knotted and painful so needed a little escapism. It's just my M.E playing up. I decided to follow the Polkadoodles challenge that runs until tomorrow(Sun), whiteout is the theme so white on white it is.  Any excuse to complete another Xmas card.  Hope you're having a lovely Saturday - it's another beautiful day in sunny Yorkshire. Here's the card:
I used a scallop base card, two cuttlebug embossing folders-spots and snowflakes, white ribbon, snowflake image from Polkadoodles Magical Winter Part 1 cd-rom on Nellie's multi frames die, hunkydory glitter,Marianne Designs creatables snowflake die, silver gems and stars.

Challenges:
Polkadoodles challenge 37 - whiteout
Sparkles forum challenge 20 - white & one other colour - white & silver.
Christmas crafting challenge 3 - christmas sparkle
Simon says stamps challenge - use dies or punches(used Marianne design creatables snowflake die & Nellies Multi frames.
Kaboodle doodles challenge 85 - lots of layers

Bye for now.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Humphrey Christmas card

Hi,

I made this card yesterday then realised I had been following the wrong sketch - whoops.  So I did a little alteration and took another picture.  What am I like - Am I the only one who does silly things like this........... I used a cute freebie stamp from this month's Papercraft Essentials magazine.  It was lovely to colour in. Anyway here's the sketch I followed eventually from Fetch a sketch.

I used my freebie Humphrey stamp- coloured with promarkers, scallop die, sentiment(stash), mirror board, lace, roses die,gems,lots of glitter and flowersoft.
Challenges:
Fetch a sketch challenge 6 - sketch
Moving along with the times challenge 116s - sparkle
Christmas crafting challenge 3 christmas - sparkle
Crafter's Companion monthly challenge 16 - christmas wishes

Have to go now as the X Factor is on. Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Spooky card!

Hi all,

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A spooky card for a change, I thought I'd step out of my comfort zone and have a go.  Just a quick post as Hubby's just come in.  Time for a film! 
I used: some digi stamps from Squiggle stamps (web, eco goth boy), Pumpkin digi and hat not sure where from,coloured with promarkers, paper from stash and gems.
Challenges:
Squiggle stamps - spooky fun - halloween
Totally gorjuss challenge 97 - its man thing
Ces challenge 53 - make it magical or spooky

Sorry only just realised  the top gem had moved when I took the pic. See you soon.

Love Debs x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Get Funky Challenge - At the Seaside!

Hi all,

It's been another busy week.  It'll be nice to get back into a routine after the summer hols.  It's my baby girl's 1st day at college today.  Where does the time go?  She was so nervous bless her - I can still remember my 1st day at college, it wasn't too long ago, especially if I can still remember it - I was so scared.  She's texted me to say she's got someone to hang around with so that'll make her feel better.  I'm so excited for her as it's like another chapter in her life.....  Anyway onto my card.  I've been meaning to enter this challenge all month so I'm just getting it in for the deadline.  Isn't it nice when an idea comes together so quickly.
I used the Funky hand freebie stripey paper, sentiment and the sun, yellow card - a shell cuttlebug folder to add some texture, a postcard, a freebie sand castle image and country companion mouse from a cardmaking magazine -quite a while ago.  I distressed the postcard, the embossed shell and the edges of the paper with a Tim Holtz ink pad-vintage photo.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Get funky - At the seaside challenge ( use 1 funky hand item)
For fun challenges - kids at play
Crafty cardmakers challenge 51 summer holiday memories
Do you stack up - challenge 36 texture (used shell embossing folder & Vintage photo ink to distress).

See you soon.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Fetch a Sketch challenge

Hi,

Just a quick post as here's a card I put together later today to fit the Fetch a sketch challenge.  This is the sketch I followed:

I used: Black & white spotted card, poppy paper cut out with a Marianne designs die-Kanban cdrom, poppy stamp - Kanban, promarkers, card candy (they don't look very red on the photo),gems and sentiment stamp.
Fetch a sketch challenge 5
Charisma cardz challenge 35 - anything goes
I love promarkers challenge 81- anything goes
Sweet stampin challenge - anything but birthday

 A nice simple card .  It's been a day of washing, polishing and ironing - I had to catch up as I've been crafting alot this week - whoops...
Must go as X-Factor is on soon.

Love Debs x

Friday, 2 September 2011

Check out LOTV - daily giveaway!

Wow Lili of the valley (LOTV) have done it again.  On 6th September is when the next batch of Christmas stamps are being released. I've seen a few sneaky peaks and they are so gorgeous.  There is a daily giveaway of the new release stamps up until the launch so check them out at Ideas to inspire.  Amazing creations from the super talented design team.

Love Debs x

Thinking of you

Hi all,

I'm a bad blogger this week I know - I've been snowed under making cards for a lady from my M.E group - she's ordered 7 cards from me and one is a word book so I've been beavering away with not much time for commenting or anything else, certainly not housework.  Over the moon though as it's quite a compliment.  Things should settle down so I will be back to normal, well as normal as I'll ever be!!!!
I've been a calamity Jane again in the kitchen as I burnt my hand yet again on the cooker, took the skin clean off part of my thumb so hand was placed yet again in frozen veg - the family think I'm really not safe in the kitchen, of all things I was cleaning the hob after greasy fried eggs for breakfast..... yuk!  WARNING cleaning can seriously affect your health.  I haven't got out of the cooking or cleaning though, worse luck!
Anyway here's my card using my new flower die from Marianne designs - a little treat. I followed a sketch from Papertake weekly.

I used: image - Squiggle Stamps Hippie Goth Girl, promarkers, papers - freebie, gems, flowers - marianne designs die, ribbon and Hunkydory glitter on the flowers and image to add some bling.

Papertake weekly - sketchie
Promarker challenge week - 115 - anything goes
Paperplay challenges -week 35 - make your own flowers
Sarah hurley challenge - 48 - bling, sparkle
Moving along with the times - challenge 114 handmade flowers
Squiggle stamps challenge - glam & glitz

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x