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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Birds

Hi all,

Back again with a card I made over lunchtime today.Another different card for me.
Fancied a little bit of embossing.

I used my cuttlebug birds embossing folder on the main card, embossed some diecuts and inked them with distress inks(found some die cut branches and the birdhouse in my stash) - forgot about them, then stamped polkadoodle birds with versamark and embossing powder, sentiment - polkadoodle stamp plate, raffia for bows and pearls.

Challenges:
polkadoodle week-12-challenge-embossing
crafty catz weekly challenge -Swirls & pearls
lexi's creations challenge-86-mother's day or special female birthday
natalie and amy challenges-8-monochromatic
creative creations challenge-6-letter-b
sparkles forum challenge-42-birds.

Well I need to go and take the soup I've been making off the heat.

See you soon.

Love Debs x

Newsprint

Hi all,

Well it's my last GDT post for My time to craft and the theme is
 ' Use a page from an old book or newspaper'

I used papers from my 'Prima' paper pack,strip of newsprint from a Authentic paper pack, border die, english rose and leaves (inked newsprint), decoupaged the butterfly image so that it adds some dimension.

Quite a different card for me but enjoyed making it. So come on pop over here and see what the rest of the lovely teamies.  I'd like to say a big 'Thank you' to Shell and the rest of the talented team for inviting me to join them for this month.

Challenges:
by the cute and girly - favourite things - butterflies, flowers 
creative creations challenge-6-letter-b 
happy campers - challenge - dimension 

Have a good Easter weekend
 
Love Debs x

Friday, 29 March 2013

Funkyhand SALE & Easter Egg Hunt!!!!!!!

For the Easter weekend Funkyhand are having a sale starting today and continuing until Monday 1st April.  
Everything will be reduced. 

There is a digital Easter Egg hunt on the website. 

Each day there will be an Easter Egg image on the website somewhere. 

You have to search for the egg and click on it. A new page will then open up for you to fill in your details. 

There are prizes to be won, Two fabby Thorntons Easter eggs are waiting as first prizes for two lucky winners and there a five prizes of £5.00 vouchers off Funky Hand downloads for the runners up.

Funkyhand have lots of craft items as well as the fantastic Cdroms and downloads. So why not pop over and have a look 

It's a cracking opportunity - sorry I couldn't resist.

Here's an Easter Egg gift bag I made using the fabulous new funkyhand digital-stamps - large-letters-love
& the funkyhand - i love you sew paper download 


I coloured the digi stamp in with promarkers,added the word chocolate before I printed the digi stamp out, drew around an egg shape for my little easter eggs, Go kreate die, distress ink, twine and button.

Challenges:

Would you believe I sent my daughter out last night to buy some mini eggs for a craft project and there was none in the shops so I had to improvise.

It's a beautiful day here. Been out for a cuppa with my hubby so think it could be a crafty afternoon. Have a lovely day. I'll be catching up on my blog commenting over the weekend.Thanks for popping by.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring Stepper card Midway reminder

Hi all,

When this goes live I will be chugging along nicely on the train home. Had a super time with my family and am all rested and possibly re-enenergised - or is that too much to ask for.

It's midway through the present challenge over at nutcrafters so there is still time to join in with the present theme 'Spring'.  We'd love to see you over there.


I decided to emboss my letters, ink them up, use some polkadoodle paper from my stash which is spring like, gems, flowers and create a stepper from an A4 sheet of card quite by accident.  The image is one of the new Nutcrafters soon to be released 'Spring Bouquet' digital stamp - so cute.

Challenges:

Have a super day whatever you're up to and once I'm home I'll be catching up with you all and commenting.

Love Debs x





Monday, 25 March 2013

Funkyhand New Release

Hi all,

Well Anice has done it again..... she has released a gorgeous new  backing paper download collection and some super new digital stamps that you can use for so many different occasions. Pop here to check it out.

Here is a post it note pad incorporating the new paper download and the lush new digital stamp.Just a couple of score lines on a piece of card and 'Voila'. First time for everything and if I can make one anyone can.

Challenges:
creative corner challenge-11-layer-it-up
crafting for all seasons challenge 48 - anything but a card


Well it's still rather chilly up here in bonnie Scotland but the weather is no better at home.Lots of cuppa's and the odd slice of cake.....

Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

Love Debs x







Saturday, 23 March 2013

My Time to Craft - Gothic

Hi all,

Hopefully this will post while I'm on holiday in Scotland - fingers crossed that the snow is staying away for my stay at least..... There's a new challenge over at My time to craft and the theme is:

'Gothic'

So we'd love to see what you create following this theme.Here's my card:
I used my ooh la la cdrom for the image, sentiment and papers. added some flowers, ribbon, lace, gems and some Marianne designs leaves die.

Challenges:
http://creativecreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-6-letter-b.html - blooms, bow,birthday,black
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ribbon-or-lace-challenge.html
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/flowers.html

Hope you all have a super weekend.I'm off to stay at my Sister's tonight so I can spend some time with my nephew too then it's back to Mum's tomorrow. Remember to pop over here to see what the rest of the talented DT have created.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Another Easter card

Hi all,

I told you I'd be back now didn't I....
It's time for another challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is:

'Easter'

So here's my card:
I used a freebie paper, freebie forever friends decoupage from a sheet which I've had for ages, De'sire die, letters inked, flowers, flower & dotty embossing foldes and pearls.

Challenges:
cutie pie challenge-40-easter
Oldie but a goodie challenge - easter (used old chipboard letters, old decoupage,new pearls and flowers.
Creative craft challenge-6-for-kids
simply create too challenge-33-easter-or-bunnies
Totally gorjuss challenge-175-something-old ( chipboard letters, paper & decoupage)
forever friends challenge - monthly-challenge-for-march - flowers (used flower embossing folder & WOC flowers)

Not sure if I'll be at work when this goes live. Hopefully I'll be able to go in. Then this afternoon I'll be packing my case.

Love Debs x

Spring is here!

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Silvia has chosen the theme:

Spring is here...
this could be spring colours...spring flowers....easter chicks..

I've used one of the new images called 'Surprise visit' which hasn't been released yet.
 I increased the size of the digital stamp to fit a DLcard, used some distress ink and coloured the rest in with promarkers.I added some gems, ribbon,lace, plus some bunting and letter stickers.

She's a little cutie isn't she. 
We'd like to see this theme on your cards or projects - a nice, easy one for everyone!
Main Prize...



To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)
So pop over and join in there as there are freebies available too for you to use. Remember to see what the rest of the team have created too.

Challenges:

Back in an hour with another DT card.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Easter

Hi all,

Well I've been trying to get everything up-to-date before I go away to Mum's on Thursday and I'm getting there.Here's an Easter card I decided to put together this afternoon.
I used the bunny topper from Polkadoodles cdrom, polkadoodles freebie paper, letter stickers, gems and easter eggs from stash.

Challenges:
Polkadoodle week-11-happy-easter
Incy wincy designs - create-shaped-card
crafty calendar challenge - crafty-calendar-march-challenge-easter.
Creatalicious challenge-46-lovely-easter

Thanks for popping over to see me.

Love Debs x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Funky Hand day

Hi all,

Well what a miserable day - where has spring gone?  The weather hasn't stopped me as I popped to see my Sister in law Teri and family for a cuppa and a catch up then a trip to Costa Coffee to meet my Dad with Shannen for a cuppa and cake...... There goes the waistline.  I'm sure they've changed the coffee or something with the Latte's as it's not the same - too milky so must remember to order something else in future.  I shall stop my blethering and get on with the job in hand.

I'm going to try and do a regular weekly Funkyhand post to show you what I've been making.  This weeks make is one I made in a bit ago but haven't blogged it yet.
I used: funkyhand paper download - trad-ole-christmas - fab papers and cute funkyhand - oh-come-all-ye-crafters-digital-stamps too(coloured with promarkers)..Also a nellie snellen die, distress ink, typed sentiment, bakers twine, gloss accents+gliter for the holly berries and coloured shiny dew drops.

Challenges:
christmas stampin - csayl-challenge-7-sparkle-shine
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - chnc-challenge-116-merry-and-bright.
trimmies craft challenge-198-14th-of-march-christmas
christmas card challenge-16-inspiration-photo
christmas cards all year round. march-challenge.

Well I'm off to do some crafting.Stay cosy.Thanks for popping by to see me - I love to hear from you all.

Love Debs x



Saturday, 16 March 2013

Distressed!

Hi again,

Two posts in one day oh my word....... Decided to make a birthday card for my nephew and wanted to try some paper tearing - totally out of my comfort zone.....  Really quick to do and quite effective - shocked.  So don't worry when you read my blog title it's not me that's distressed honest.  If you visit me often you'll see that this style is totally out there for me but it was fun.  Always nice to try something new.
I used Polkadoodle 'Pretty Tuff' cdrom for the backing paper, oval sentiments & post digital  image.Also typed the sentiment with my new scramble font
Challeges:
delightful sketches-heres-one-for-boys
charisma cardz - challenge-10-twinkle-twinkle-little-star
cards for men - challenge-5-monochrome
digital tuesday challenge-frame-it
 one stop craft challenge-220-anything-goes
polkadoodle week-10-challenge-distressing

Lunchtime now so off I pop.Have fun whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x



Furry Friends

Hi all,

It's my 3rd week over at My time to craft being a Guest DT and the theme is:

'Bunnies'
So here's my card:
 I used: Stripey polkadoodle backing paper, friends sticker from stash, LOTV pre-coloured square inked around the edges framed with a spellbinders postage die for the inside of the frame and Go kreate shaped die for the outer then a dotty embossing folder plus I inked it.I also used some funky foam letters borrowed from Shannen's stash and made some rolled english roses from marianne designs die plus WOC rose inked.

So without further ado pop over here and see what the rest of the teamies have created and join in with this week's challenge.  

I'd like to say a big thank you to my fellow Funky Hand funkette Lou for emailing me and cleaning up the picture of my card.It looks so much better.You are a star.

Challenges:

Have a great Saturday.

Love Debs x

Friday, 15 March 2013

Mother's Day wall plague

Hi all,

Well I have drawn a winner from my candy that finished yesterday.  I'd like to thank everyone that entered and welcome my new followers as well as my existing followers.I appreciate every comment I receive - it really spurs me on.

The winner is: Marianne - congratulations dearie, send your contact details to me at bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk so I can put your goodies in the post for you.

Here's a plague I made for my Mum for Mother's Day, it's the first plague I have painted, stamped and decorated.  I was quite pleased with the result - I hope you like it.

I used an old Kanban poppy stamp which I love, mdf heart painted with acrylic paint, pink petticoat sentiment printed on Safmat, chipboard letters inked, ribbon and poppy flowers.

Challenges:

Well it's raining here so you know what that means - more time to craft! Trying to get ahead with some DT cards before I go away to Scotland next Thursday for just under a week.Can't wait.

Love Debs x




Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Something beginning with 'B' midway post

Hi everyone,

Brrrrrr..... it's been so chilly hasn't it.
Hope you're all keeping cosy and staying warm like little old me.  Just stay in and craft - what could be better. After a nice Mothers Day and having my Mum in law over for a Sunday roast - tiring but yummy 'Dancing on ice' finished the day off beautifully. I took over the TV and didn't shift until it had finished -fantastic!!!! Yesterday was spent getting up-to-date with our bills and statements, mind you I was still doing the end of December - whoops. Anyway enough chatting.

Here's my card for the midway challenge over at Nutcrafters:
I used some dotty core'dinations, freebie buttons paper,Nutcrafters digital cute square coloured with promarkers and distress inks, Nutcrafters banner & sentiment stamp from sentiments 2 stamp sheet, 2 brads, glitter and wooden butterfly.

All my 'b's' for this challenge are - butterflies,banner, birthday, branch, buttons, brads, boy,brown,blue,black.


So remember there is still time for you to enter your creations for the Nutcrafters challenge.and also pop over and see what the rest of the fabulous teamies have made.

Challenges:
kaboodle doodles challenge-162-3-dimensional
cupcake inspirations challenge-201
fab n funky challenge-162-add-sentiment.
craft door magazine-challenge-anything goes

There is still a day left to enter my candy so what are waiting for? Just click on the picture in my side bar.

Love Debs x



Sunday, 10 March 2013

Springtime

Morning everyone,

Hope you're all okay.The sun is shining with the odd flurry of snow and I mean it is just a tiny flake or two in sunny East Yorkshire.  I've just received a beautiful card  and a lovely long t-shirt saying for sofa days-so cute. How lucky am I.
I'm going to have an easy day as I'm a little stiff with a few aches and pains mind you it has been an ultra hectic week after all.  So my own fault..... Yesterday was a mammoth crafting day which was fab.Here's a spring card I made.
I used papers and tulip images from Polkadoodle - Sundae of seasons, De'sire border die, gems, ribbon and sentiment from Picknix 1 cdrom.

Challenges:
polkadoodle week-9-spring-flowers
trimmies craft challenge197-7th-of-march-easter spring
crafty creations challenges-show us some green
cute card thursday challenge-259-spring-fever
the squirrel and the fox challenge-39-autumn-or-spring(spring)
one stop craft challenge-219-spring

Enjoy your day and stay cosy.  There is still a few days left to enter my candy so don't be shy, click HERE! you don't need a blog....

Love Debs x

Happy Mother's Day over at Funky Hand

Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely Mums out there.

I've had a lovely day of crafting as my to do list was growing and growing. Including my mum in law's card and gift - I know flying by the seat of my pants as usual. 

Here's a sneaky peek at the new paper and digi stamp download which is to be released soon......

I decided I wanted to do a spotlight card where part of the digital stamp image is coloured in, i.e. spotlighted. Here are all the dies and papers I gathered together to die cut with my ebosser:
Then once cut and embossed I could collect everything together as shown below.


I used distress ink while the Mom digital stamp was in the de'sire die, coloured the spotlight cicle with promarkers cut out with a Nellie circle die and added a little glitter. I also rolled some roses(marianne designs english rose), cut some leaves with Marianne designs die and used the letter sheet from the download in my graphics program and chose which letters I wanted to use instead of printing and cutting into a whole sheet.

I really had a ball playing with these gorgeous new downloads. The funkettes are so lucky to play, whoops work with fantastic Funkyhand products designed and created by Anice .
We'd love to see what you make with any funky hand goodies so please feel free to go over to the Get funky and craft blog or pop over to our Facebook page and leave us some pictures or comments.

Challenges:
crafts4eternity-marvellous-mums
delicious doodles challenge-26-use-die-cuts
bearly mine -challenge-76-mothers-day.
creative craft challenge -5-mothers-day
papertake weekly anything-goes

Have a super day whatever you do.

Love Debs x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Say cheese!

Hi,

Well it's been quite a week been busy crafting most days.Met up with some friends today for a cuppa and a teacake at Beverley garden centre.Had a really nice time. Who knows what the weekend holds........something nice for all the Mum's out there.
It's my 2nd guest design post for My time to craft and the theme this week is:
'Food or drink'
So I chose food for my card.
I used a sheet of housemouse decoupage for the image, freebie papers, kraft card & buttons. They are so cheeky and never fail to make me chuckle.

So go through your crafty stash and join in with the rest of the DT team over at My time to craft.
Also feel free to pop over to see what everyone has created to inspire you.See you there.

Challenges:
Crafty cardmakers challenge-86-masculine-birthday.(featuring technology or a gadget) - mine is a camera.
fab n funky challenge-161-cute-and-cuddly.
Here come the boys blog challenge-47-no-stamps-allowed.
that craft place blog - anything-goes
craft spot by kimberly - challenge-89-tasty-treats


Have a lovely Saturday whatever you're up to.

Love Debs x

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Spring colours of yellow & green

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and the theme is chosen by my teamie Lesley.
The theme is:
'Spring colours of yellow & green'

Lovely theme for this time of year to brighten us up.
I used a lovely 6 x 6 backing paper, inked some bakers twine, the card blank, the sentiment from Sheena's a little bit sketchy stamp set and the grasses die.I also added a birdie die - pencils used for colouring and some pearls.

Remember to pop over and see what the rest of the talented team have created at Ruby's Rainbow.

Challenges:
crafts 4 eternity-tic-tac-toe(flowers,twine,yellow)
That craft place blog - anything-goes.
natalie and amy - challenge-7-diecuts(old backing paper,old pearls and old stamp)
Oldie but a goodie challenge - feeling-floral - old paper,old pearls, old stamp, new twine, new marianne designs grasses.
heck of a challenge - spring butterflies-and-pearls
I should be in class when this goes live cooking something yummy for lunch. Have a super day and thank you for popping by and supporting me.

Love Debs x

Something beginning with B....

Hi all,

This is the first of my 2 posts today.  There is a new challenge starting today over at Nutcrafters and the theme is chosen by little old me:
'Something beginning with b'
So here's what I made:
Lot's of b's here - boy, brown, blue, bear, boat, buttons, bag, bow. - probably overdid with  all the b's but why not.

I used: a cute Nutcrafter's printed square cut out with a postage stamp die - coloured with distress inks and promarkers,letters dry embossed and inked, kraft card embossed, bakers twine inked, buttons and blue paper bag.

We'd love to see you over at Nutcrafters entering the challenge.Remember to pop over and check what the rest of the fabby DT have made too.There are prizes up for grabs and freebies to use too - so why not!

Challenges:
Di's digi designs challenge - all-about-children
Natalie and amy challenge-7-diecuts.
Dutch dare-card challenges-for-boys
divas by design challenge - buttons-and-bows.
deep ocean challenge 46-for-boy

Had a house viewing on Sunday so it was all hands on deck to tidy and clean up the house - one way to get the troups mucking in.  Don't know what excuse I can make when the house sells.... My lovely stepdad Bob drove down from Scotland yesterday to bring Shannen his little Renault Clio for her to have.My Mum wanted a pink bow on it to give to Shan but Bob refused to travel 6 and a half hours with that on the car - don't blame him really.So Shannen is super excited and can't believe she's got her own car bless her.
Popped for a coffee with my tutor friend to catch up which was lovely.

See you  soon.

Big crafty hugs to you all.
Love Debs x

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Fantasy Fairy card

Hi all,

Well this is the first day in ages that I feel more like myself. The headache has gone at last and the sun is shining. I've managed to get a few chores done today and even a little crafting.  Here's a card I did a couple of days ago.Must have been in a very girlie mood.
I used: freebie images from a magazine(polkadoodle images), freebie butterflies embossing folder coloured with lilac pan pastels, lilac netting and purple funkyhand paper, ribbon, gems, flowers and card candi.Used some glitter too.

Challenges:
Polkadoodle week-8-challenge-fantasy-fairy-tale
The squirrel and the fox challenge-38-fairy-tale-or-fantasy
2 sisters challenge -133-fairy-tales-fantasy
dream valley challenges -51-ribbon-and-bling
delightful sketches weekly-challenge-3s-charm(3 flowers)

 Have a nice night and enjoy your Sunday. I'm off for a cuppa and to watch some tv with my hubby.

Love Debs x



Some good news!

Hi all,

Oh what a busy week with posts - keeps me out of mischief.  I got a lovely email from the lovely Shell at the end of January inviting me to be a Guest designer over at My time to craft challenge for the month of March. How nice was that so of course I said I'd love to so here I am.

The challenge this week is 'Embossing (wet or dry)' So I chose to do both.I still marvel at how clever embossing is and so effective.
I used my bird embossing folder, craft card, Hero Arts 'Poppy Stamp', white embossing powder,Paula Pascal sentiment stamp, kraft card and card candi.

Remember to pop over and visit the rest of the talented design team here.

Challenges:
craft us crazy challenge-38-anything-goes
sentimental sundays challenge-143-flowers-flowers-and-more
crafty cardmakers challenge-85-blooming-images
trimmies craft challenge-196-28th-of-february-embossing
sweet stampin challenge its-all-embossing

Have a lovely Saturday and don't forget to enter my candy in the side bar.

Love Debs x


Friday, 1 March 2013

3 - 2 - 1

Hi all,

When I was typing the post title it reminded me of the game show with Dusty Bin - do you remember? Am I showing my age now.......  Anyway enough rambling it's time for a new challenge over at
Sparkles forum Christmas Challenge and the theme is chosen by Jackie which is:
'321 = 3 flowers, 2 gems & 1 image.'
Here's my card:
I used backing papers that was in my stash, card to make a rosette, wreath & sentiment stamp from Nigel May's xmas amazing collection that I won last year - coloured with pencils, promarkers then inked.Then added some flower,gems and inked twine.

Our sponsor this month is:
Lili of the Valley where you can win a £10 voucher

Challenges:
abc christmas challenge - d-for-designer-paper
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge -113-one-word
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 2 - extra-for-march.-anything goes

I'm not too sure about this card as it's not my usual style , so I hope you like it. Don't forget to join in with me and the rest of the teamies and check out what they've made this time.

Hugs Debbie x