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Monday, 14 December 2015

Savannah with a star on top.

Hi everyone. I hope this finds you all well, happy and, those who celebrate it, ready for Christmas!

This is going to be my last post before Christmas as I'm having so many problems with my tablet even with just trying to switch it on now so it'll have to go to computer 'hospital'. I also won't be able to comment on your posts as I struggle to write anything using my phone.
 
Today's card is made using a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp, Savannah with a star on top. I don't usually buy stamps where the face only has eyes but these images are so girly I just can't resist them so have snuck a few into my craft cupboard (don't tell the hubby though! :D) This card is for my best friend so no expensive embellies are on this although I might ask for the wooden shapes back before it goes in the bin, lol! So here's my card, I hope you like it. 
 

A close up shot showing the Berry Sparkle holly berries, wink of Stella on the stars, glossy accents on her glass and baubles and the gold Nuvo Crystal chains.
 
 
 
Card Ingredients
 
6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Stamping Bella Uptown Girl's Savannah with a star on top.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress ink pad Antique Linen.
Paper- Dovecraft's North Pole pad.
Coloured card- Tonic Essential card pack Heated Hues. docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock.
Dies- Go Kreate's Large Frilly Square #9. Creative Expressions Holly Sprays.
Sentiment- Paper washi tape from John Lewis.
Other Stuff- Gold chain on tree Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bright Gold.
 Holly Berries Cosmic shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA in Berry Sparkle.
Snowflake from Hobbycraft.
Wooden stars from Stamp Magic craft show.
 
CHNC challenge 259- anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Whew! Doesn't it take ages picking challenges to enter and putting them on your post?

Luckily my lads, well men really, are both at home for Christmas. I'm not sure what time we'll see Chris on Christmas day though as he is working twelve hour days up to and including Christmas Eve from today so will be really tired but that's the life of a junior doctor! It could be worse though as his poor girlfriend is working Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day then has one day off and then back to work again. I feel awful that she won't be with her family at Christmas. I just hope her days go quickly for her.

Well, that's me for this year unless the computer guys can't fit me in. I wish you all the Happiest of Christmases and the Most Wonderful of New Year's!

Sending you all lots of hugs,

Debra x
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Finally a Christmas card!

 Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy. I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while. I had planned to post more often as I'd be able to make more cards in my new craft room but my MS obviously didn't know this and has been misbehaving.
 
Before I tell you about my card I just want to mention my blog friend Annie. Her blog has had a really big problem so much so that she's had to start it all over again! So if you were a follower of aussie aNNie and her blog The Journey Is The Start click HERE to get to her blog and become a follower again.      

I've made a few cards of this design. The card uses Wild Rose Studio's Santa and Rudolph stamp and I got colouring inspiration, especially for Rudolph, from Kate's blog Downrightcrafty. I loved how she coloured his fur so I've tried, that's Tried, to colour him similarly. I hope you like it.
 


The card open....
 
 

 
 
a close up shot....
 
 




 
 Card Ingredients
 
6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Paper:- LOTV Festive Trimmings, Classic Christmas and Promises Solid pad.
Stamps:- Wild Rose Studio Santa and Rudolph. Clearly Besotted All Occasions Sentiments.
Dies:- Marianne Designs Snowy Window, Presents. Creative Expressions Winter Trees. Go Kreate Concentric Frilly Square #9.
Joy Crafts Icicles.
Embossing Folder:- Spellbinders M Bossibilites Brick/Wood grain folder.
Inks:- Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress ink pad Walnut Stain.
From Stash:- Red card and Acetate.
Other Stuff:- Glossy accents, DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white, spray adhesive ( for icicle glitter) and white PVA glue (for glitter on trees).

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
CHNC Challenge Extra for November- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge- Sparkle and Shine lots of sparkle and Rudolph's shiny nose
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge- Use something from your craft stash. Red card and Acetate.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 257- Use die cuts or punches
Crafting By Designs- Get ready for Christmas November Edition
A Gem of Challenge- Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol Santa Claus is coming to town (he's making a list, checking it twice...)  


Please forgive me if I've missed commenting on any of your posts. I'm in a bit of a tis trying to get everything done in between hospital appointments and not feeling great.

That's it from me today except to send you all a big hug,

Debra x
 
 
 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

And The Winner Is!!

Hi everyone. It's finally time to announce the winner of the Fairy My World Candy Giveaway.
 
Firstly I'd like to say hello and welcome to my new followers Glennis, Berina, Natasa P, Tina Z and Elena. I realized that I hadn't put an end date on the giveaway but was sure you would figure it out from when you put your name in the link.
 
Okay, on to the winner. After using Random Org.'s True Random Number Generator, the number chosen was no. 7 and that's you...


Nikki C!!!
 
 
As Nikki didn't need the CD-Rom in the giveaway the next number chosen was no. 3 who gets the CD-Rom and that's you...
 
Elly Booij!!!
 
Congratulations to you both! I hope you both enjoy your prizes. If you would contact me with your addresses via the contact form in the sidebar I'll get your goodies in the post for you.
 
A quick message to Marianne who tried to help me. I couldn't work it out on my tablet for this time but thanks for the advice, I really appreciate your help. I'll try to sort it out for my next giveaway.
 
 A big thank you to all who entered. I hope to be back soon with a card to show you.
 
 Sending you all hugs, Debra x


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Fairy My World Candy Giveaway!

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Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay of the candy giveaway but it's here now. Thank you so much Fairy My World for the donation of your crafty goodies!

Okay, to enter the giveaway you have to be a follower and pop a picture of the candy on your sidebar with a link back to my blog. Please leave a comment saying you'd like to enter the giveaway and also if you want the CD-ROM that is part of the candy. If the winner doesn't use CD-ROMS I can give it to the next person in the draw who would like it.  No candy only bloggers will be allowed to enter.


 
Good Luck Everyone!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Victoria Shoe

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy. Today's card is using a lovely stamp from Fairy My World. It's the Victoria shoe from the Miss Solomon range.
 
 
and a close up of the shoe...
 


 
Card Ingredients
 
5" x 7" Card Blank- Anna Marie Designs.
Paper- LOTV Country Meadow.
Cardstock- Creative Expressions Foundations card in Blush. docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock. Glitter card from stash.
Dies- Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One, Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight. Tattered Lace Florentine Flourishes, Starlight Square (butterfly).  Tonic Scalloped Circles.
Stamps- Fairy My World Victoria shoe. LOTV Happy Circular Sentiments set 8 
Lace- from stash.
Ribbon- Hobby House
Pearls- MeiFlower and Andy's Crafts.
Flower- docrafts Papermania
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
 
I hope you like today's card as I went a bit mad in their sale and bought more of their shoe stamps. Don't forget to enter my Candy Giveaway using the link and leave a comment saying if you want the CD-ROM or not.
 
That's it until next time. Wishing you all a lovely crafty time.
 
Debra x
 



Saturday, 26 September 2015

Grape Vine Dress

Hi everyone. I'm writing this post whilst hubby is watching rugby on the TV and as much as I'd like to share an interest with him rugby is not going to be anything I will ever like, except for the tall, beefy men, lol!

Today's card is the birthday card I made for my best friend's birthday. I've learnt from past birthdays not to use my best lace, charms and flowers on her cards. I think I already told you that after a week on her mantelpiece her cards go straight in the bin however long you've spent making it. So this card is made with just card, a few paper flowers (coloured to match the image), pearls and a lot of stamping. My friend liked it, I hope you like it too.
 


and a close up....
 

 
 
Card Ingredients
 
7" x 7" Card Blank- Anna Marie Designs.
White card- Craftwork Cards 270gsm smooth card.
Paper- LOTV Dress Shoppe.
Stamps- Fabulous Fashion Grape Vine & Fabulous Shoes Sentiments. LOTV set 68 Corners.
Pens- Copic Ciao.
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress ink in Victorian Velvet.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials Rectangles and Ovals.
Flowers- docrafts Papermania.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Little Miss Muffet Challenge- Bingo Dies, Sentiment and Glitter.
Crafty Calendar Challenge- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge- 100th Celebration

Rugby season will have me catching up on my recorded programs, crafting and blogging so I suppose it has it's plus side. My next post will have my Candy Giveaway with the prize from Fairy My World who are having a sale at the moment as they are moving to new premises so it's worth having a look as a lot of their stamps are half price.

See you again soon and sending you all a big hug,

Debra x

 
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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Womack gift bag

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers Lynne J and Marilyn S. Thank you for joining my little blog family and I hope you get chance to visit me often.
 
Today's creation is a gift bag using some stamps from Fairy My World  Womack, from the Womack and Luther stamps, and North Pole. I enjoyed colouring the images as they're not so detailed that they take ages to colour but are still really lovely images. So here's my gift bag.....
 


a close up of Womack....
 
 


and the North Pole.
 
 


Card Ingredients
 
White gift bag- docrafts Papermania bare basics.
Card- docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock.
Stamps- Fairy My World Womack (& Luther) and North Pole.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Dies- Memory Box Frosted Spruce Tree and Frosted Christmas Tree. Creative Expressions Santa's Sleigh ( I won this on Sue Wilson's blog, Particraft!)
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black. VersaColor Atlantic.
Other Stuff- Tag from stash, DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-Winter Wonderland Challenge- Anything But Square (please remove if does not qualify)
 
This is the first gift bag I've decorated so I hope you like it. I haven't made any cards recently as I've been decorating some mdf storage for my pens and ribbons. I'll try to remember to show you next time.
 
Well that's it from me today. Have a great Sunday.
 
Debra x  
 

 



Monday, 31 August 2015

And the Winner is.....

Hi everyone. Just before I announce the winner of my blog candy I have some lovely news for you. As you may have noticed, some of the goodies in the candy is from a company called Fairy My World. They've got fabulous stamps, co-ordinating ribbons and buttons and lots more. They saw my blog and that couldn't help noticing their products in the giveaway. Anyway they have sent me a little pack of goodies with a 'Christmassy' theme to be given away in a future giveaway. How generous and wonderful is that!!!  So keep an eye on my blog for another giveaway in September.
 
Ok, the wait is over........ drum roll....... and the winner is......
 
"Elchi"
 
Congratulations Elchi!!!
 
Email me your address using the contact form in the sidebar and I'll pop your goodies in the post for you.
 
The draw was made using the age old 'name in the hat method' as I didn't realise that you had to pay for Mr Linky after one use, lol.
 
I've just got back from a few days break and I trying to catch up on your blogs and doing a little crafting. Hope you all have a great week.
 
Sending you all a big hug,
 
Debra x
 



 

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Balloon CAS card

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers Elchi, Rebecca, Robin, Pamela, Kikka, Sindhu, Stir Your Creativity ( sorry I don't know your name) Angela, Terri, Elly, Marjeta and Cebelica. I'll be really happy if you'll all visit me as often as you can and comment on my posts, nice comments I hope though!
 
Thank you so much for your really lovely comments about my card and my craft room. I'm so pleased that your think my room is as great as I do. I'm spending so much time in there with Stuart as he sits at the other end of the room using his laptop. He used to be upstairs at his desk where I couldn't get to. So we're together most of the day and haven't killed one another yet!
 
Today's card is a bit different for me as I don't make CAS cards. I just can't stop myself from adding ribbon and glitter, lol, but I bought this set of stamps which cry out for paper piecing and this is the card that kind of made itself. I hope you like it.



Close up photo of balloon...



Card Recipe

6"x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards
Paper- LOTV Up, up and away pad, Promises Solid pad.
Kraft card- Readicut.
Brown and white card- docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock.
Stamps- Woodward Patch a Flight. Clearly Besotted All Occasions Sentiments.
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black.


How short is that for the card recipe?!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:-
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge- Add a Sentiment

Be sure to watch for another post tomorrow when I'll be back with the winner of my candy and some lovely news.

Sending you all a hug,

Debra x

Saturday, 29 August 2015

It's my 2nd Blog Anniversary!

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Hi everyone. I can't believe it's my 2nd Blog Anniversary already. So here's a candy giveaway to celebrate. To have a chance to win you need to be a follower. Pop the photo of the candy in your sidebar with a link back to this blog and leave a comment saying you'd like to enter. No candy only bloggers will be allowed to enter. Entry to the giveaway will finish on the 29th August and the draw will be on the 31st August.


Good Luck!


 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My new craft room, YAY!

Hi everyone and a very warm welcome to my new followers Anne, Tracey, Mrs Kreatywna (Creative), Valerija and Patricia. I hope you'll come visit me as often as you can and enjoy my posts.

My card today is the one I made for Carole to congratulate her and hubby, Michael, on becoming grandparents. I hope you like it.
 
 
 
 
a close up shot of image...




Card Ingredients
7"x 7" card- Anna Marie Designs.
Stamps- LOTV Bath time and Boys shoes. Phil Martin Elegant Alphabet & Numbers.
Papers- Maja Design Vintage Baby.
White card- from stash embossed using Tattered Lace embossing folder Ditsy Dots.
Ink pads- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog. Distress ink pad Faded Jeans.
Dies- Tonic Delicate Lattice Ovals. La-La Land Heart banner. Memory Box Auto parts. First Edition Craft Button dies.
Ribbon- Crafty Ribbons white seam binding. Live and Love crafts seam binding for bow.
Bakers Twine- Creative Expressions pastel colours.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal. Charm from stash.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Calender Challenge- Bingo! Ribbon/Lace, Blue, Buttons.
 
 
 
Finally, I have some photos of my craft room to show you. The extension we've had built was supposed to be 2/3rds a sitting area and 1/3rd craft room but it's now 2/3rds craft room, lol!  I've not put everything away yet as I'm still deciding where my stash should go.  WARNING PHOTO HEAVY!
 
 
This is a dresser I had made to my design which I'm so happy with. It's really tall and wide so I couldn't get it all in the photo.
 
 
My jars with my ribbons and bits and bobs.
 
 
 
We decided a table with drawer units on lockable castors was more practical as I can give myself more workspace by pulling the units out.
 
 
This was my mum's dresser base which I helped her to choose and had always loved. The fretwork pulls down to reveal a shelf where I keep my 12"x 12" cards pad and cutting plates for the eBosser on top. My dies are in the right hand box and paper pads in the left hand one.
 
The last pictures show what's in the dressers. I put self adhesive Velcro on the ribbon hangers and attached inside the door and the other photo shows the fabric baskets holding my flowers etc.
 
 I hope I've not bored you with all my photos. It's so much nicer working on a big table with everything in the same room and my living room looks a lot tidier without my crafty stuff here, there and everywhere too, lol.
 
 Don't forget there's still time to enter my candy giveaway if you haven't done so already. That's all from me today. Take care and enjoy your crafting.
 
 
Debra x

Monday, 3 August 2015

Blooming Shoe

Hi there. I hope this post finds you all well and happy.
 
I've been enjoying using the Blooming stamps from Anne Marie Designs and they sell well at the farm shop which I'm grateful for. I spent all my earnings at Doncaster Racecourse's Summer Crafting show so I need to make a lot more cards now to save up for the next craft show!
 
 Today's card is using the Blooming Shoe stamps. It was a commission from my late mum's next door neighbour for his wife.  I hope you like it.
 
 
 
A close up of the flowers...

 
Card Ingredients
 
7" x 7" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
LOTV papers- Petal Fresh and Promises Solid
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress ink Faded Jeans
Stamps- Annemarie designs Blooming Shoe. Phil Martin Elegant Family Collection 1 & 2 and Scribbled Sentiments Collections.
Pens- Copics Ciao
Dies- Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles. Tattered Lace Ovals and Butterflies. Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish left and right. Magnolia Doohickeys Leaf (& swirl set). Memory Box Dancing Butterflies.
Other Stuff- Glamour Dust in crystal. Phil Martin Cosmic Twinkles in Vintage Blue. MeiFlower Pearls.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
 
 
 
Well my room is nearly finished. Just the window sills to repaint as they keep getting sticky in the sun ( yes we have had some sun) so needs a different kind of paint on them. I'm just putting all my craft stuff away where hopefully I'll be able to find it again. I've already put some stamps I wanted to use somewhere so safe I can't find them, lol. I hope I'll have pictures to show you on my next post. Don't forget to enter my Candy Giveaway.
 
That's it for now. Thanks for visiting.
 
Debra x 
 


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Nearly there?

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for the lovely comments, I really love reading them and appreciate you taking the time to leave them for me.
 
My craft room is nearly finished. I'm just waiting for some more furniture which will hopefully be delivered next week, fingers crossed.  
 
Today's card is using another pre- coloured topper from Hobby House. I got a few comments telling me how good my colouring was on the Belated Mother's Day card post but I can't take the credit for that one unfortunately, wish I could though. I'm doing well selling my cards at the farm shop much to my surprise and I'm saving the money for the next craft show I go to so I can go even more mad buying lots of crafty goodies!!
 
 Right I'd better show your my card. I enjoyed making this card so I hope you like it.
 
 
A close up of the image ...
 
 
Just a bit of glitter added, of course.
 
Card Ingredients
 
6" x 6" Card from Craftwork Cards.
Pre-coloured topper from Hobby House.
Papers from Maja Design Vintage Spring bought from Live and Love crafts.
Card- Core'dination 12" x 12" Nostalgia pad.
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress ink in Old Paper.
Stamps- Lotv Pretty Grungy Good Times, faux stitching stamp from Lotv Babies Companion and sentiment from Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments.
Dies- tags from Lea'bilities Flower Frame. Tonic Studios Scalloped Circles and Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish left and right.
Flower- Dovecraft paper blossoms and Rhinestone flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Twine- American Crafts.
Ribbon- Crafty Ribbons Grosgrain Swiss dot.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
 
 
Well, that's it for today from a rather overcast Bridlington. I'm loving all your creations. You're all so talented! I'm sorry if I've missed any of your posts. I'm am trying to keep up with them. Hope you're all having a great week so far.
 
Sending you a big hug,
 
Debra x
 
 


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Blooming Bicycle

A big hello to all my blog friends. I hope you are all well and happy. As some of you may know there was a Tour de Yorkshire cycle race at the beginning of May. It came through my town, which was decorated with blue and yellow bicycles and banners and looked really great. I can't help feeling though that a lot of small children are having to wait for their parents to take their bikes down off the walls so they can play on them again, ha, ha! So inspired by all these bicycles I decided to make a card with a bicycle on it. Being very girly, it just had to have flowers and glitter on it ,of course, lol! So here it is. I hope you like it.
 
 
Close up of the flowers....
 
 
 
I also made one in lilac.
 
 
and a close up of the flowers which are made with different stamps than the pink card.
 
 
Card Ingredients
 
7" x 7" Card Blank:- Anne Marie Designs
Paper:- LOTV Always and Forever in patterned and solids (pink card), Papermania Capsule Collection French Lavender (lilac card)
Stamps:- Anne Marie Designs Blooming Bicycle, Dreamees Flowers and Sentiment, Inky Doodles Fabulous Fabrics stitching stamp.
Pens:- Copic Ciao
Inks:- Memento Toffee Crunch, Distress ink Brushed Corduroy.
Ribbon:- Crafty Ribbons (pink card), MeiFlower (lilac card).
Twine:- American Crafts.
Pearls made using Nuvo Crystal Drops pearl white ( pink card) and wisteria purple (lilac card)
Other Stuff:- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Ribbon Girl June Colour Challenge- Lilac
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge- Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge- Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge- Use a Stamp
 A Gem or a Challenge- Summertime 


Okay, that's it for today's post. Sorry for the long gap between posts again. I've still got doctors appointments and I'm still sorting through mine and my mum's craft stuff ready for my new storage. There's been a bit of a hold up with the finishing of the extension which I'll bore you with another time, lol. 

Lots of hugs to those of you that need one or just want one,

Debra x
 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Very Belated Mother's Day card

Hi everyone. Thank you for your lovely comments on my card. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them for me. It makes me a happy bunny :D. I will definitely show you my craft room when it's finished. I've got something being made which will take a while so it will probably be a couple of months before it's completely ready for its grand unveiling.

Onto today's card. A local tearoom/ farm shop has offered to sell my cards whenever I can make them which is just wonderful of them as it doesn't put me under any pressure if I'm not feeling up to card-making. This is a Mother's Day card I made for the shop but have only just managed to show you:-



Card Ingredients

6" x 6" Card Blank from Craftwork Cards.
Papers:- LOTV Country Lady and Woodland Wishes.
Kraft card.
Dies:- Cheery Lynn Designs Tiny Fanciful Flourish left and right, Tattered Lace Essentials Circles.
Sentiment:- LOTV Happy Circular Sentiments.
Flower:- Dovecraft paper blossoms.
Lace:- Candy from Carole.
Ribbon:- Crafty Ribbons Country Check.
Other Stuff:- 10mm Rhinestone flower with diamond centre from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from Andy's Crafts, Glamour Dust in crystal and doily from stash
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Deep Ocean Challenge - Bingo Board - Flowers, Doily and Sentiment.
 
Well that's all from me today except a little apology if I haven't commented on some of your posts. I'm so behind on things at the moment at home so my blogging is taking a back seat. I've also got to sort through my craft stuff and my mums to see what I want to keep and what must go which I'm not looking forward to as I'll want to keep everything!!
 
Sending you all a big hug,
 
Debra x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

A new craft room!

Hi everyone. I'm so excited as I'm getting a craft room, YAY!!! I've been using a lap tray and a small folding TV table to do my crafting on for so long but not for much longer. We've been having an extension built on the back of our house since the end of January and it's getting to the end now. A third of the space is just for me so I'm having fun in between the hospital appointments shopping for furniture.

I have made a few cards but just haven't had time to post them anyway here's one of them using Graphic 45 Parfumerie stamp and die cut set.


A couple of close up photos....


 
 
 
Card Ingredients
 
6" x 6" Card Blank
Papers- Lotv Pressed in Time and Country Lady
Stamps- Lotv Set 49 Tags (Le Jardin) and Set 46 Background Bits (Notes).
              Hot off the Press stamp and punch sentiment.
Pens- Copic Ciao.
Ink- Memento Black Tuxedo and Distress ink pad Frayed Burlap
Dies- Spellbinders Labels Forty. Cheery Lynn Designs Doily die Sophia's Heart
Ribbon- Hobby House velvet ribbon. Thin ribbon and lace from my stash.
Flowers- Cherry blossom and Sweetheart blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts. Other flowers from stash . 
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
Allsorts Challenge- April Showers bring May flowers
 
I've got my fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave in our living room at the moment while the tiler is tiling the extension and kitchen. It was bearable on the first day but the that feeling is quickly wearing off now! My sons, Chris and Kieran, and Lexi, Chris' girlfriend, are here for some of the bank holiday so it'll be a bit of a squeeze in the living room but it'll be so great to have them all here. 
 
I hope you all in the UK have a great bank holiday and the rest of you wonderful blog friends all over the world have a great weekend too.
 
Sending you all a big hug, Debra x
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

My Candy Winner is.......!

Hi there everyone. I hope you're all having crafty fun.

Well I think I've left it long enough for my faithful blog friends to enter my candy giveaway. I'm a bit busy with hospital appointments and with builders ( I'll tell you about that next time) so haven't time to post a card and I've gone old school with putting your names in a hat (well, a paper bag :D) for the draw. The name pulled out by the independent witness, my hubby, was...........
 
 ..............Carole Pollard!!!...........
 
 
Congratulations Carole, email me and I'll send you your candy which I hope will enjoy using.
I wish you could all win as you've all been the best blog buddies ever.
 
That's all for now so take care and as usual I'm sending you all a big hug.
 
Debra x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Belated Birthday Blog Candy

Hi everyone. Thank you for your lovely comments about my fall, oh, and my card too! You really are wonderful blog friends.

 I've got a little candy giveaway open just for current followers (from the date of this post) as a thank you for sticking with me while things are being just silly. Just leave a comment with a Yes at the beginning if you want to be put in the draw as I know some of you don't always want to enter candy giveaways. I can also enter this draw as I've managed to make myself a follower, lol! If someone can tell me how to remove myself please give me instructions as I feel really daft following myself.



Ok, onto my card...




a couple of close up photos.





Card Ingredients  

Card Blank- 5" x 7"
Stamps- Inky Doodles... Afternoon Tea and Sweet Sentiments.
Card Stock- from local stationers
Paper- free with a magazine
Pens- Copic Ciao and Pigma Micron black fineliner.   
Ribbon- Crafty Ribbons.. Country Check
Doily- Ribbon Box
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, banner from stash and pearls from Doodlebug design inc.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Little Miss Muffet Challenges- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin- Cakes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge- Anything Goes With Ribbons

I'm having tests at the mo and lots of doctor's appointments to sort me out. I'm not sure anyone could do that, lol!! So if I've missed commenting on your cards please forgive me. Don't forget to enter my draw for current followers by leaving a comment saying Yes at the start and I'll put your name in the hat.

                                                        sending a hug to you all,
                                                     
                                                                       Debra x

Monday, 16 February 2015

Spoke too soon?

 Hi everyone. A huge welcome to my new followers Jaycee, Alice P and Tanya M. I hope you like my cards and visit often. If Alice and Tanya tell me their blogs I'll come and visit. 
Well I hope I haven't spoken too soon about this being a better year! More later on that.
 
 
Today's card is a box card I made for my mum-in-law's birthday, the 26th January. I think I've already told you that it's my birthday too. Anyway I hope you like her card.
 
 
 
Side on...



Close up of the front flap



Close up of side flap

 
 
Card Ingredients
 
 Box Card- Craftwork Cards
Card Stock- Core'dination Nostalgia 12" x 12" 48pk, white card for flowers from stash
Papers- docrafts Papermania Lucy Cromwell Designstax
Acetate from stash
Dies- Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Collection Delicate Petals complete petals and open petals,
Cheery Lynn Designs Happy and Birthday sentiment (cut in white and pink) and Mini Fanciful Flourish ( left and right), 
La- La Land Picket Fence,
Memory Box Dancing Butterflies,
Tattered Lace Starlight Square ( butterflies).
Other Stuff- Stickles Star Dust ( on butterflies), pearls from MeiFlower ( centre of flowers)
 
I'd like to enter the following challenge
 
 
 To continue from the start of the post-

I got out of bed at six o'clock in the morning one Sunday, a couple of weeks ago, then the next I knew Stuart was shaking me and I was on the floor with pain in my head and neck. Stuart said I'd just fallen backward for no reason with my eyes up in my head. As I couldn't get up and wasn't with it, Stuart rang for an ambulance. Packaged on a back board, neck collar and head blocks I was driven to hospital. I was x-rayed and CT scanned and told I had a skull fracture! Fifteen minutes later I was told it wasn't fractured it was a join line they'd seen, phew! So I was told to get up more slowly next time and we went home. I was discovering new bruised areas daily and I'm still dizzy but it definitely could have been worse, yes my hubby said, I could have landed on him, lol!! So now I'm having tests to find out what happened. 
I'll have a candy giveaway, in my next post, just for current followers as a belated birthday thank you for hanging in there with me.

                                  sending you all a big hug,

                                              Debra x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Welcome 2015

Happy Belated New Year! I'm hoping 2015 is a wonderfully happy and healthy year for all of us. I personally am pleased to see the back of 2014.

I was going to show you the Card-io Christmas cards I made but I was running out of time to post them so off they went. I then realised I'd forgotten to photograph them! So here's the Christmas card I made for my in-laws.
 
 
 
and a close up of the embossed wreath.

 

Card Ingredients

Card stock- Centura Pearl white with a hint of gold and jade pearl card from stash.
Die cuts- Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles, Cheery Lynn Happy Birthday and Joy Crafts card stand two.
Stamps- Stamps by Chloe Starry Trails and Starry Wreath.
Ink pad- Versamark
Embossing powder- Stamps by Chloe Silver Bells Wow embossing powder.
Glitter- Stamps by Chloe Blue Lagoon ( possibly. There's no label on the jar and I didn't write the names down when I bought the glitter set from Create and Craft, doh!)
Other stuff- white organza ribbon from stash for bow, small gems and petal shaped diamante on bow from MeiFlower.
 
The Starry Trails was stamped around the big circle embossing it with the Silver Bells after each time I stamped it so I could see where I'd stamped. The jade circle was going to be another Decorative Circle die cut which it was in a way. I forgot to use some wax paper with it and it ripped on removal from the die so I cut the decorative edge off leaving the plain circle.
 
A big thank you goes out to my lovely blog friends who have been checking on me, your messages have meant a lot. Thanks Marianne for showing me that I'd posted this halfway through writing it (I was trying to write it on my phone on a bumpy journey and pressed publish instead of save!) I will get back into commenting on your blogs.
 
 Big hugs coming your way, 
 
Debra x