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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Tree Challenge 38

Hi all,

It's Challenge time over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Lesley's turn to choose a challenge and it's TREES.
So what did I make this time:
I used: a tree embossing folder, dreamweaver tree stencil (which bent in my cuttlebug - ahhh) - it was a friend's stencil and she'd done it too.It straightened again - phew! , inks used with a paper towel and a finger to do the embossed areas - loved the effect - like to experiment.., sentiment Sheena's and card candi.

Remember to pop over to Ruby's Rainbow and join in with us - we'd love to see you there.Also pop over and visit the rest of the DT to see what they've made too.

Challenges:
Party time tuesdays-anything-goes
little miss muffet challenge 44-anything-but-square
cute card thursday challenge-235-different-shape
cutie pie challenge 27-shaped-cards
allsorts challenge week-173-inspired-by-song - Under the old oak tree.

Hugs Debbie x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Funky Hand download

Hi all,

I know it's been pretty quiet here - I've been crafting but not much posting.  It's quieter than normal as I've lost my voice - the family think it's amazing - such comfort and support from them. My voice is either squeaky or it comes in whispers so trying hard to rest it - easier said than done.........

I've also been really lucky lately, I won a recent Allsorts challenge, Nutcrafters challenge, Partytime Tuesdays and some candy from Natalie & Amy. Can't believe it.

There's a couple of new download releases out at Funky Hand which are fantastic.I've given the link to the main blog so you can see what's on offer and all the links. Here's a card I made over the weekend with the download below:



I used the papers above, go kreate die, digi sentiment from a previous Funky Hand download, snowflake die, tree embossing folder and gems.

Challenges:
Simply create too challenge-22-anything-goes.
Penny's challenge-94-shaped-cards
The crafty pad challenge-189-inspired-by-song - 'O Christmas Tree'
shelly's images blog - terrifically thrilling Thursday-shaped card.

Have a nice night.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lilac & lace Christmas card

Hi all,

Nearly a week and where have I been?  Nowhere exotic I can assure you...... Home sweet home and bobbing here there and everywhere.
  • Had my crafty friend and her partner down to visit on Friday which was nice, 
  • went to my Dad's on Saturday to do a few jobs for him and to see how he's doing - dropping Shannen off for a trip to Southport with the Darts team, 
  • Sunday a rest and pick Shannen up - she was glad to be home as hotel was minging - her words, she was wiping things down with baby wipes and writing lots of comments too (that's what happens when you clean at a hotel for a job and have a nagging Mum i.e. me to clean up,bless, 
  • Yesterday White Rose Centre shopping with Shannen - us ladies need a little retail therapy and coffee
  • today a trip to Selby dropped hubby's car off for M.O.T. and breakfast at Frankie and Benny's(pancakes, bacon and syrup - had to didn't I to kill time waiting for car). Voluntary tomorrow then permission to collapse in a heap please Thursday onwards...... argh....
Fancied doing a Christmas card as I haven't had much time to do any lately.Quite clean and simple for me:
Card blank -stash, Nutcrafters digi image -Cutie Pies Winter collection - she's a cutie.Used promarkers&glitter, lace, buttons die,glittered sentiment-stash and gems.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-26-countdown-to-christmas
christmas blog challenge - lilac-and-lace
cute card thursday challenge-234-christmas-in-september
my mums craft shop challenge-74-buttons
crafty bloggers network challenge-3-september-purple

Bye for now.

Love Debs x


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Ruby's Rainbow DT-Baby Gift bag

Hi all,

It's Shaz's turn to host Challenge 37 over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's BINGO time!!!!!
So pick a line and remember to tell us what line you chose.  For my Baby Gift bag I chose: Pins, tag & buttons.
I used: Funky Hand Spring download papers from my stash, embossed a tag, inked doily, chipboard letters embossed, & inked, buttons, bakers twine and pin charm.

So come on pop over to Ruby's Rainbow and see what the rest of the teamies have created. Looking forward to seeing what you make.  Can't you tell that I'm awaiting my new little niece being born - peeping out of the bag is a hat with little ears and a face and cute little mitts - adorable.

Challenges:
Cutie pie challenge 26-no flowers
one stop craft challenge 198-no floral embellishments
bearly mine challenge 52-anything goes
cupcake craftroom september challenge-pretty pastels
joanna sheen challenge - going dotty
heck of a challenge - first challenge - anything goes

I'm back volunteering at my Healthy Eating class this morning - wonder what we're cooking today??? Have a great day whatever you are doing and thank you for popping by and visiting me.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Wedding card

Hi all,

How is everyone?  Well since I last blogged I did a massive online shop at Matalan for a dress for the wedding I was going to on Saturday. I spent alot - well a girl needs a variety of sizes to try on. The first dress I tried on was beige with a hint of black and fitted beautifully - £10 BARGAIN!!!!! I already had some shoes.It was a beautiful day. It was so touching to see 2 of our learner's marrying at last.The night do was fab too with great music and friends and a couple of cheeky gin and tonics. I was dancing in my chair having a whale of a time.... Here's the card I made them from myself and my tutor friend Linda who is a gem.
I used: LOTV pre coloured cute square, embossing folders, mirror board, lace, charm, Marianne Designs English rose die and floral die, gems & computer sentiment.

Challenges:
abc-challenge - w for wishes
Marianne design divas - summer challenge (A summer wedding) -Marianne designs English rose die & floral die too
craft punked week-36-wedding
allsorts challenge week-171-layers

Well that's my shopping arrived so off I pop to put it away with hubby. Back tomorrow with my Ruby's Rainbow DT piece.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Baby gift box

Hi,

I've been having a steady day today with a little bit of washing and plenty of crafting.  I've been asked to do a few cards for someone so needed to get busy...... Here's a little gift box I made using the fantastic cdrom funky hand - wishes and kisses.  It's a fab cd and I used the template to create the exploding box.  I made a slight change to it so it doesn't explode - whoops - mistake never.  I'm going to pop some booties in it.
I also used buttons, springs, bakers twine, & spellbinders.

Challenges:
cd sunday challenge - cd sunday allsorts
craft punked week-35-new-baby
willow sketchie challenge - Gingham
stamp with sarah kay - challenge-176-baby
j and c creations challenge - august challenge something a little bit different
by the cute and girly - boys/men-september-challenge (for a baby boy)

Off to craft and check the washing.Enjoy the rest of your day.Thank you for all the lovely comments you've left me lately, it means such alot to me.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Christmas Gift bag

Hi,

3 posts in 3 days not like me I know.  The large latte at Costa coffee today must have spurred me on as well as a couple of hours catching up with friends..... Here's a gift bag I've decorated which actually didn't take very long to do.
I used Papermania papers cut out with a Go kreate die, Tonic snowflake punch, Snowfall Nutcrafters Stamp, glitter, promarkers, gems and bells from the Lindt easter bunnies(from stash).Hobbycraft plain bag too.

Challenges:
nutcrafters challenge-25-your-favourite-colour -combination - red and green
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge-88-christmas-bells
christmas stampin-challenge-26-anything-but-card
papertake weekly - anything-goes
christmas crafting challenge-14 - traditional colours - red, green, gold
no matter which challenge challenge-2 - diecuts and/or punches

Bye for now.

Love Debs x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Using Daisy Day's download



 

Good evening,

It's been a day of wash wash wash as it's been so nice.  Proper little washer woman.At least I am escaping for a cuppa out tomorrow to meet up with my friends from the M.E group.  Costa Coffee here I come...
Here's a card I made using the following  Daisy day download from Funky hand

 


All papers and numbers from the download.circles cut with doily die, flowers cut out from download, fine liner for dots on background paper and card candi used.

Challenges:

 See you all soon.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Funky Hand - Daisy Day Download

Hi,

Just wanted to pop by to let you know that there is a new download over at Funky Hand called Daisy Day which is made up of the following great colours:
 lilac, green, white, gold and  pink.  
 There is : 20 backing papers, 
a set of upper and lowercase alphabets,
numbers and extras,
Also a daisy digital stamp/topper,
All for £3.49   

Here's a box I decorated using a paper and a flower shape that I cut out.Also used a Nelli doily die and a Marianne english rolled rose die  Hope you like it.


allsorts challenge week-170-anything-but-square
the crafty pad challenge-186-anything-but-square.
natalie and amy - anything-goes
dream valley challenge 40-something-old-something-new (old gift box, new papers)

I'll pop back tomorrow hopefully with another peek of the download.  Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sparkle Christmas Challenge 20-Sparkle & Bling

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles forum Christmas and the theme is

Sparkle & Bling

Here's my card:

The sponsors this month are:
Joanna Sheen £10

Di's Digi 's $10
I used:Snowflake embossing folder, Marianne designs snowflake dies, spellbinders die,papermania presents stamp(part of a set),versamark, panpastels, purple card, glitter,gems and ribbon

Hotshot craft challenge-11-pan pastels

Have a lovely day and don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created.  I'm off to get my hair coloured and then popping down to visit my Dad with Shannen.

Love Debs x