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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Thank you cards

Hi all,
Here I am with a few thank you card ideas, which come in really handy all through the year especially just after Christmas. It's so nice to receive a little thank you card.

So what did I use: 3 A4 sheets of papers from the 'In Sympathy' collection from 'Wishes and Kisses Cdrom' scissors and glue
To create the sentiments from the cdrom I picked a paper, sent it to the workspace, clicked templates, dragged sentiment panels over, clicked writer and typed in 'thank you'. You can alter the font and size, click view, drag it to where you want it to go then print it off. For the other two sheets I just printed them off.  It's as easy as that...

I made 3 cards:
 

1st card - I cut a couple of panels, matted and layered onto black thin card, cut some flowers out, added glitter with a glue pen and a little bit of decoupage. Then finish off with a  chopped down sentiment panel.

2nd card - I used a dotty embossing folder, cut & embossed 3 postage stamp shapes using spellbinders dies and inked it to highlight the embossing. Next I  added a black panel to matt them onto it, added some card candi and a sentiment panel.

3rd card - I embossed the card front using a swirl embossing folder, cut out the scallop shapes on the backing papers to make 2 shaped edges - you don't need to be precise with the scissors either. Last but no means least add a sentiment panel.

Challenges:

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas.  Don't forget we'd love to see anything you've made using any Funkyhand product so pop over and join in over at Get funky and craft.
Bye for now 
Debbie x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas to you all

Hi all,

Now I told you I'd be back didn't I!  True to my word - sometimes... Well the pressies were wrapped last night while I was on the phone to my Sis (multi-tasking eh..) - when she knew I was wrapping I was reminded that Christmas was only 2 days away to which I just chuckled and said I knew and everything would be fine.  Why stress now!  The card stash is all tidied away so that we can use the dining room table.
1. The veggies were prepped this morning with the help of my hubby - he was in charge of the sprouts and the chopping of the chestnuts,

2.  My nails were done at the salon at 9am (pressie from my Sis for my 40th),

3.   The cards were written for my neighbours and delivered by my little elf - Shannen - bless,

4.  The kettle was on for the arrival of my Dad whom came armed with pressies and a couple of lovely pieces of pork for xmas dinner - what a sweetheart.  Anice cuppa was had then lunchtime finished off with a little ironing and I mean a little....

5. Tea is over with so I thought I'd have a nice cuppa before a nice bath while hubby takes my daughter to work at the pub - no rest for the wicked!!!!

And that's me, so I'd like to wish all my lovely followers and blogging friends:

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 
and thank you for all your help,
support and plenty of laughs. 
 All the best and see you all soon.

Before I go I've been very lucky lately and want to say thank you as I've come 2nd in the Polkadoodle Challenge blog twice, won a £10 Wild Orchird Crafts voucher through Bev and some goodies over at the Ribbon Girls.  Quite a few weeks I'd say.

Love Debs xxxxx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Any birthdays at Christmas!

Hi all,

Just a quick post as I still have to make a card for my hubby and daughter.  Here's a card I made for a birthday that is very near to Christmas.
Used Polkadoodle Pretty Tuff cdrom for image and papers, new die'sire classical frame & lace border 7 dies,stars, kraft card and buttons.

Challenges
polkadoodle.week-50-birthday-at-christmasyoung-adult
Delightful sketches - anything-goes-2-week-challenge
paper-crafting journey - anything-goes-challenge
paperplay challenges wk-51-52-out-with-old-in-with-new (new dies and wooden stars and buttons)
divas by design challenge-66-anything-goes
cd sunday challenge-all-about-birthdays.

Back later today or tomorrow.Sorry for rushing.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ruby's Rainbow Nativity Challenge

Hi all,

It's challenge time again over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is -
Nativity 
this is set by our lovely teamie jackie. So pop and over and join in with us, we'd love to see you there.


I took 2 pictures so it could be seen as a gate-fold card. Pretty hard card for me to make as this is my first 'Nativity' card but Kanban gave me the perfect image to use and backing card. All a freebie so even better. I cut a couple of embossed snowflake dies out and got a few star shapes.I also used a wooden star and some card candi.

Challenges
Crimbo-crackers challenge-30-wooden (wooden star)
charisma cardz challenge-49-christmas-makes
paperplay challenge - wk-50-you're a star

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT have created.  Hope you're all okay, I'm going to finish off some more Christmas cards - note to self - be more organised next year.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Paper-piecing Christmas

Hi all,

Well it's been a week of getting more Christmas cards made and I've even written some. Few pressies wrapped in time for my Mum's visit this week.
It was my last day at work till after Christmas so we made Christmas dinner - the learners did a fabulous job and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was also invited to the Thursday group class Christmas dinner which was lovely too.  So I've done nothing but eat this week.  My week was finished off with a lovely visit from my Mum and her husband Bob - so lovely to catch up with them. Then yesterday I got my hair done  -  very busy week..... Anyway enough chatting here's the card I made today:
I used some freebie Polkadoodle boy and gloves stamped.Paper-pieced parts of the boys clothing and the gloves with newspaper and coloured the rest with promarkers, Polkadoodle paper and sentiment.Cut a tree out of the backing paper using my Marianne designs tree die then cut a tree out of green paper and embossed with dotty cuttlebug folder. Bakers twine and card candi were used too.

Challenges:
Polkadoodle week 49-paper-piecing-with-newspaper
christmas blog challenge - O-christmas-tree
i love promarkers challenge-147-one-for-boys
Partytime tuesdays ptt98-kids-christmas
marianne design divas its-christmas - used tree die
here come the boys blog challenge 42-anything-goes-xmas-candy

Well I'm going to watch the rest of Strictly by the xmas tree we managed to get put up yesterday. Bit late but hey ho that's life.  See you soon and lovely to see some new followers.

Love Debs x

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Joy

Hi all,

Since hitting 40 my body seems to have come out in sympathy and crumbled.  So it's been plenty of days in till my legs start behaving themselves and i get back to some normality.Plenty of crafting time to get my Christmas cards etc done. So there is a bright side to everything.

Here's a card I made using Polkadoodles papers and by following the sketch below:

 Challenges:
polkadoodle week-48-sketch-challenge
trimmies craft challenge-184-christmas
Charisma Cardz challenge-48-christmas
paperplay challenge week-49-christmas-is-coming


Well time to go and do some more cards for family. Hope you're all having a good day. I'd like to say a massive hello to my new and existing followers, I love to hear from you all.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas with non-traditional colours..

Hi all,

Had a massive crafting day yesterday.  Had 4 cards to make so needless to say nothing else got done.  At least I had fun.

It's Angela's turn to host the next challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.
The theme is:
Christmas with non-traditional colours.
Quite different for me but have been wanting to try using the negative die cut piece that we usually throw away. I used Marianne designs xmas tree die and snowflake die, cuttlebug dotty embossing folder, freebie stamp, wooden snowflake and card candi.

Challenges:
crafts 4 eternity - christmas-chaos
fussy and fancy challenge 77-i love christmas
charisma cardz challenge-47-christmas-with-twist
oldie but a goodie challenge - let-it-snow (new xmas tree die, old embossing folder and snowflake die)
natalie and amy - winter-wishes
incy wincy designs - non-traditional-christmas-colours

Catch up with you all soon.

Love Debs x

Numbers

Morning everyone,

It's Midway through the current challenge over at Nutcrafters and the theme is Numbers so I've made a calendar - my first one ever.
I used: Nutcrafters - Two little dickie birds stamp-promarkers,doilies cut in half, doily die on kraft card cut in half, woodware die cut numbers inked with distress ink,calendar & button.

Challenges:
Cutie pie challenge-32-use-doilys
stampin for the weekend challenge-22-use-some-texture
moving along with the times - use-3-elements-beginning-with-same letter - B - birds,brown, button.
papertake weekly - anything-goes-added option of a gift for Christmas (calendar)
loves rubber stamps week-29-anything-goes
joanna sheen challenge - anything-goes-excluding-christmas

Have a great day.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sparkles Christmas DT card

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Hi all,

Thank you for your birthday wishes - very sweet of you. I've had a manic couple of days what with family popping round on Wednesday, popping to Shannen's new pub job for a couple of drinks - soft drinks as driving, tidying the house up within an inch of it's life as we had a viewing today, lovely celebration meal for myself and my daughter as she passed her driving test yesterday - Yes she passed!!!! she was so nervous bless her. so a few drinks too.So proud of her. It was a gorgeous meal out too. Anyway enough of my waffling.Got some lovely pressies so will take a pic when I get a minute.
It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and the theme this month is:
Button or bow!
So I chose buttons - 
I used a plain paper bag, spellbinders die, papers from funkyhand's - winter-wonderland papers download, sentiment typed, snowflakes - marianne designs, buttons and twine.

So why not pop over as the sponsor this time is:



Joanna Sheen - £10 to spend









So why not pop by and see what the rest of the team have made. Join in with us as we'd love to see you there.

Challenges:
Crimbo crackers challenge-29-anything-goes
Lexi's creations challenge-79 - Christmas
Songbird challenge 9-deeper-shade-of-blue
Sparkles forum challenge-38-christmas-is-coming
cute card thursday challenge-245-snowflakes

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you for all your super comments.

Love Debs x