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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Hey Pumpkin

Hi all,

I couldn't resist getting this cute stamp.I sat and coloured it in yesterday morning then popped the card together. Nice to make a card that wasn't an order or for someone's birthday etc.... just for fun for my card box.



I was hoping to do some stamping yesterday but I couldn't find the stamp I wanted.Would you believe it, once I tidied my craft cupboard I found it.Typical eh! Oh well there's always today.
Hope you had a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Challenges:

Big hugs
Debs x

Friday, 29 August 2014

Forgotten Funky time

Morning,
It's that time of the month when we re-visit a forgotten funky from Funkyhand's array of products.
It's the turn of the paper collection called Steam funk which consists of 17 backing papers, 4 digital stamps and a sheet of alphas.
There are some amazing designs in this collection and a chance to try something new if these papers etc are out of your comfort zone.Go on, give them a try. Here's a card I made with the collection on Wednesday.


Quite a different style of card for me, but great fun and quick to put together.
Why not pop over and see what the rest of the funkettes have made over at the Get funky and craft blog. So many different cards etc made from 1 paper collection.

Challenges:

Thanks for popping over to see me and to leave me such lovely comments.I really do appreciate it.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New Home

Morning,
It's Midway Reminder time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:

'Celebrations'

So lets see your fab creations, the teamies have provided some fab inspiration as always so please pop over and join in.

As always there are 2 prizes to be won and if you choose to use your own image or a Nutcrafter's image we will love it.Freebies available at the top of the Nutcrafters blog.

For my card I chose the digital stamps from the 'fresh start' set.I used the window with Mrs bunny leaning out, New home sentiment and Mr Bunny.I created the windows with a die from Clearly besotted stamps and a brick embossing folder.


Challenges:
Hope you've all had a nice bank holiday weekend, even if the weather wasn't the best. I've done some crafting over the weekend and yesterday I popped to my daughters' to wait in for the Sky Man to come and install her Sky which went well. 

Hugs Debs x


Friday, 22 August 2014

A little bit of stamping and stencilling

Morning,

I thought I'd pop by to share with you a card I made recently with my a mask and a Sheena Douglass stamp. I really must get my masks and stamps out more. As I loved making this card for my Mum in law.


Challenges:
Well I made it to the hairdressers yesterday which was an achievement in itself after the last month or so.I drove myself, as it is just around the corner and managed okay for once. It was a fine treat to get my hair coloured and cut.It's a lovely reddy brown.Sam did a gorgeous job on it. Such a fab and friendly salon.
I am hoping to pop to see Shannen's new flat this morning for the first time, so really looking forward to it.Poor lass is really missing having her tv as the aerial is needing fixed there and her washer has broken too.Guess Mummy will be doing that job for a little while.

The sun is shining so whatever you're doing today have a super day. In the last week I have had an order of 4 cards from someone who saw my blog - I am over the moon, so that'll be what I am up to this weekend. Shamus posted off the wedding card I was asked to make last Friday, so that saved me going out again.Bless him. I have been blown away by peoples kindness.

Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Back to School

Hello again,



Another new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Nick's turn to choose the theme of:
'Back to School'

I used a pre-coloured digi image from 'The Best from La Pashe 2012 cdrom' and decoupaged the image a little.The lollipop stop sign is from another image on the cd - I couldn't resist using it.

We'd love you to pop over to us at Ruby's Rainbow to see what the rest of the DT have created as well as joining in with the challenge.


Challenges:
di's digi designs challenge back-to-school
Lexi's creations challenge-123 back to school
charisma cardz challenge-17-buttons-and-bows
crafty sentiments back-to-school-challenge

Thank you for popping over today.I appreciate all your comments and enjoy visiting you all.Apologies for the amount of posts today but it seems to happen like this every so often.

Hugs Debs x

Celebrations

Morning all,


It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and it's my turn to chose the theme of:

'Celebrations'
So whether it's a wedding celebration, new home, etc... we'd love to see what you make  and please feel free to use a Nutcrafters freebie image too.

For my card I've used one of the stamp sets called 'Wedded bliss' which consists of 5 stamps.


Challenges:

So how was your weekend? I had some lovely visits from friends and family.So nice to catch up. On Monday I cleaned my oven - exciting hey-it doesn't get any better than that.I was very good and paced myself and those bags that you shove all the trays in save my arms from lots of scrubbing. I only did it because it was started to smoke a little - so there was no choice in the matter.
Yesterday I had some blog posts to prepare for today as well as a couple of cards.

My daughter moved back into Gilberdyke which is nice.She was fed up of the noise from the pubs etc where she was living before.Lets hope this is her last move for a while. I couldn't really help her with the move due to the last few months with my health but I contributed by doing some washing for her.

I'll be back in an hour with my last post of the day.

Hugs Debbie x

A little bit of Minty Madness

Morning.

Here I am with a card I put together yesterday. This post was scheduled by the way. There is no way that I would be awake at 6am.
It's my turn to post over on the Get funky and craft blog.For my card I used some of my left over  papers from the Funkyhand Minty-Madness paper download as well as 1 sheet printed out.
You know I like to use my scraps up. This paper download is on offer at £1 at the moment as well as many others so don't miss out and check out the rest of the gorgeous digital papers and digital stamps over at Funkyhand.



I wanted to put my dies to full use and my diddy little butterfly punch. This was great fun to make. 

We'd love you to share your Funkyhand makes with us either by leaving us a link to your blog in the comments on our Get funky and craft blog or on our Facebook page.

Challenges:
paula holifield crafts albc-sew-what
pink gem challenge -126-stitching-real-or-faux
natalie and amy challenge-23-die-cuts-flowers
crafters cafe blog challenge 77-square-cards-only
creative fingers challenge 45-anything goes
craft your passion challenges-226-use-at-least-3-patterned papers

I'll be back soon with 2 more posts.Phew busy blog day for me!!
Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debbie x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Funkyhand downloads

Just popping in today to share some great offers over at Funkyhand. The offers are amazing and definitely worth a look. This is for a limited time only and the offers finish on Friday 22nd August at midnight. So don't miss out.


Here's a card I made using funkyhand autumn wedding papers download and funkyhand mr and mrs doodlewords.This was a card I made when these papers and digi were released last year but I hadn't managed to post it on my blog yet.Hope you likey.


Just a quick post tonight, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Challenges:

See you soon and thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Busy Bees

Morning,
It's Midway Reminder time over at Nutcrafters and the theme is:
 Gemma's 'Anything goes'

So lets see your fab creations, the teamies have provided some fab inspiration as always so please pop over and join in.

As always there are 2 prizes to be won and if you choose to use your own image or a Nutcrafter's image we will love it.Freebies available at the top of the Nutcrafters blog.

I chose to use use the hive and bees digi stamps from the 'Garden Friends' stamp set.

Challenges
eureka stamps-challenge-102-things-with wings

These heavy showers are a bit strange aren't they? I can't believe that there was more flooding as well as a mini tornado in Hull - as if!!! I've been busy doing some DT work and having a ball crafting. Hope you're all well and thank you for popping by to see me.

Hugs Debs x

Friday, 8 August 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi all,

Well it's Friday already - where does the time go.........?? I thought I'd share with you the card I made yesterday with a new digital stamp I bought. I've seen it a few times and I had to have it. I followed the sketch over at From the heart stamps - i-heart-card-sketches


Hope you likey. I really enjoyed following a sketch for a change. This card is for a family members birthday next week.

Challenges:

This afternoon I've been emptying a couple of boxes of Dvds from our move 8 months ago and put them on some shelves we've recently been given.Need to get the spare bedroom looking less like a dumping ground and more like a room. Baby steps I guess.It'll get there I'm sure.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend - have you got any nice plans.I'm still taking things day by day but I'm sure there will be some crafting involved.
Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Birds,birds, birds

Hello again,

Another new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and it's Vickie's turn to choose the theme of:

'For the Birds'

For my card I used a couple of embossing folders, cut out a circle, inked up the embossed parts with Tumbled glass distress ink, stamped a sentiment,popped some bakers twine on and found a little charm.
I decided that I didn't want to stamp an image on my card this time, I fancied doing something a bit different for me and with cleaner lines and less embellishments.

The rest of the teamies have made some amazing and inspiring creations so why not pop over and join in with us.

I made this card for my Mum and Bob to thank them for having me when I was up in Scotland for a week and they recently sent me and Shamus a food processor with a blender which I love. Mind you the first day we had it and I'd washed it up Shamus cut his hand on the blades when drying it up then a week later I caught my thumbs on them too - d'oh.....

Challenges:
Thanks for popping by, have a lovely day whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Anything goes

Morning,



It's new challenge time over at Nutcrafters and it's our lovely Gemma who has chosen the theme of:

'Anything goes'

A free for all.......... so lets see your lovely creations and please feel free to use a Nutcrafters freebie image too.

I've used 'bottom of the toybox' digital stamp which is so cute

Remember there are always prizes to be won and remember to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made.

Challenges:
Well I've still been taking things easier and not been out since last week which has been fine. Shannen took me to the local garden centre today for a cuppa yesterday afternoon which was nice.Was a little sore but managed alot better than the week before.Just got to be patient... At least I can craft - gosh what did I ever do with my time before I started crafting - can you remember cause I certainly can't.
I'll be back with another post in an hour.

Hugs Debs x


Friday, 1 August 2014

Snowflakes

Morning ,

Hope you're all well.
It's time for a new challenge over at
and the theme is:

'Snowflakes'
so lets see anything with snowflakes on.
We'd love you to join in with our challenge and the teamies have made some beautiful creations.So feel free to pop over for some wonderful inspiration.

For my card I stamped some snowflakes with versamark onto some vellum then embossed it.Next I die cut some snowflakes, inked them, stamped a sentiment, then added some ribbon,twine and a charm.

We are lucky to be sponsored by:
Di's Digi
and you can win $10 voucher

Challenges:
Well I am hoping to craft today if I can.I'd like to make my Mum and my Step Dad a thank you card as they recently sent me a lovely present for my kitchen.It was a blender and a food processor.What a lucky daughter I am.

Hugs Debs x