Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hi again. I'm back with my Candy Giveaway.

This is a sticky post so it will stay here to remind you to enter (fingers crossed that I've done it right! :D).  Scroll down for my latest posts.

This is the Candy I have for you this month.

As usual it's only for my regularly commenting blog friends, wherever you are in the world, so DON'T put the picture on your sidebar. Just leave a comment below if you would like to be entered in the draw. I'll keep it open until the 31st of May giving you a week to enter.

Good Luck!

Debra x

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Topiary Roses

Hi everyone. Hope you're all having great weather where you are. The UK are having some lovely warm weather (but not too warm for me :)) for a change.

I've finally got my lamp, YAY! I managed to get in touch with the company the day of my blog post and received it two days later. I've yet to try it out as I've got cards to make for the shop, where I sell my cards, which don't have any colouring on so I'll tell you next time how I get on with it.

Today's card is one with just stamping using Card-io stamps. These sell well at the shop as they are cheaper to buy than my all singing, all dancing shabby chic cards which are in boxes.

The inside and the envelope flap.....

I've just realised it looks like I've stamped my watermark inside the card, lol!

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamping Card- 14½cm x 14½cm from stash.
Stamps- Card-io 'Rural Retreats (flower pots)', 'English Rose (roses & thorny branch)', 'Pottery Petites (other foliage)' & 'Posh Pots (stem? trunk? not sure what you call it, please enlighten me if you know :D)'.
Sentiments- Sentimentally Yours from Phil Martin 'Scribbled Sentiments'.
Inks- VersaColor
Foliage- 'Laurel Leaf' & 'Green Tea'.
Pots- 'Chateau Gray' & 'Charcoal'.
Roses- 'Ash Rose' & 'Burgundy'.
Butterflies- 'Charcoal'.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.

It's nice just to do stamping alone to make a card sometimes and quite therapeutic with the tiny Card-io stamps too.

Chris and Lexi are still in NZ and having fun although we've not heard much from them as the Internet is quite bad there and they don't like paying for it in the hostels they're staying in but we've seen the photos they've put on Instagram and they look happy :).

That's it for today but watch out for a separate post with my Candy Giveaway on later. Bye for now.

Debra x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sweet Peas

Hi everyone. Hope you're all having a great week so far. 

I've managed to get some colouring done this week for today's card, Yay! I've been trying to buy a magnifier daylight lamp I saw at a craft show to help me out but after one call where the lady didn't know which one I meant and would ask her hubby and then a message to say yes, she now knew which one and to ring back and order, I've just got an answer machine every time I ring back. Very Frustrating!

Anyway, this card uses the LOTV stamp 'Sweet Peas' which are my favourite scented flowers and always look so pretty. I really enjoyed colouring although I had to do it in short stints. I had great fun crinkling the ribbon with a heat gun too :).

Close up of the image....

Close up of the sparkly 'Birthday' made from four layers of die cuts glued together, inked and then glittered ...

and inside the card...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Papers- Maja Designs 'Vintage Spring Basics' & 'Vintage Summer Basics'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Double Sided card'.
Create and Craft 'White Linen card'.
Stamp- LOTV 'Sweet Peas'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Distress Ink 'Victorian Velvet'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Tonic 'Oval Layering die set'.
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sophia's Heart' & 'Birthday'.
Polkadoodles 'Floral Flourish'.
Ribbon- Ribbon Girl 'Dotted Organza'.
Flowers- All Wild Orchid Crafts including the 'White 10mm Rhinestone Flowers with Diamond Centre'.
Stamen- From Anna Marie Designs.
Other Stuff- Pearls 'Large' from stash. 'Small' from MeiFlower.
DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.

Chris and Lexi (eldest son and fiancée), still in New Zealand, have just been to 'Hobbiton' the movie set for 'The Lord of the Rings'. I admit that I am soooo jealous although not of their 30km walk to and partway up 'Mount Doom'. They are thoroughly enjoying themselves and Chris is liking this country the most so far, although the cooler weather may be a factor in this as he's not keen on the heat at the best of times.

Righto, that's all from me. A HUGE thank you for your continuing lovely comments, they really brighten my day to think I have such wonderful blog friends. Sending you all my biggest hugs, oh, and I haven't forgotten about doing another blog candy so I'll try to sort that for next week.

Take care everyone,

Debra x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Two for One

Hello to all my blog friends! I hope everything is going well in your lives.

Oh, just a note about last week's card, Stuart is my long suffering hubby not my son. I didn't actually say so when I wrote the post (for those of you who didn't know who he was). He did think it was funny though :D.

When my eyesight was playing up, and colouring anything was out of the question, I made a couple of cards without an image in my favourite shabby chic style. Here's what I made... warning though as quite a few photos!

Close up of flowers...

and inside...

Blue card...

Flowers close up...

and inside...

You might notice that the heart on the blue card has a little lace on the bottom edge and tiny lace flowers on the other die cuts. These scraps were left over from when I cut the length of lace for my card and I couldn't resist using them :).

Card Ingredients (Pink Card).

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Papers- Maja Designs 'the Sofiero collection'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades Card in Pink'.
Create and Craft 'White Linen Card'.
Dies- Creative Expressions 'Frames and Tags- Rose Oval'.
Spellbinders 'Classic Scalloped Heart'.
Inks- Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Memento 'Toffee Crunch'.
Flowers- W.O.C.
Anna Marie Designs 'Stamens'.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.
Lace- Live and Love Crafts now closed :(
Ribbon- Bertie's Bows 'Rose Organza Trim'.
White ribbon from stash.
Butterfly- Dutch Doobadoo.
Other Stuff- Hemtique? True Hemp 'Twine'. Stickles in 'Stardust'.

Blue card

As above apart from...

Papers- Maja Designs 'Vintage Romance'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'Cream linen card'.
Ribbon- 'Cream ribbon' from stash.

Which colour do you prefer? Blue is my favourite colour but I'm torn as to which I like the best.

The wanderers, Chris (eldest son) and Lexi (his fiancée), are now in New Zealand are having a bit more of a rest there despite the fact that their travel company that organized their coach trips booked them onto last year's schedule! They've been lucky until now that the buses they should have been booked on haven't been full but unfortunately their next one was and they've had to spend more of their budget to get onto one which is a lot more expensive. That company will be getting very annoyed emails when they return home.

Well, I'll finish here today wishing you all happy crafting and sending big hugs to each of you.

Debra x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stuart's Birthday card finally!

Hi everyone. I hope those of you in the UK had a lovely bank holiday weekend enjoying an extra day off work.

Thank you for your lovely get well  wishes :), my back is much better now. So I can finally show you Stuart's Birthday card. I hope you like it. 

Stuart really likes otters so I thought I'd make him a bit of a silly cute card with otters. I loved making this card but it was a little hard to make secretly as he kept coming over to talk to me so I was rushing to cover everything up each time!

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- My Favorite Things 'Otterly Love You'.
Paper- Fabians Artistico watercolour paper 'Extra White Smooth 140lb 300gsm' (from Noor Design).
Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Versafine 'black'.
Distress Inks for background-
'Peacock Feathers', 'Salty Ocean', 'Wilted Violet'.
for the sea grasses
'Antique Linen', 'Pine Needles', 'Spiced Marmalade'.
for the fish as above + 'Festive Berries' & 'Mermaid Lagoon'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.

Can I just point out that I can't paint so the sea grasses do look a bit naff. I coloured the otters with the Copics on marker friendly card and then fussy cut them to go on my background. Well I hope it was worth waiting for :D.

For those of you following my son and his fiancée's journey, they have just reached New Zealand after a fantastic time in Australia, I just hope not too fantastic that they want to live there >:( ! 
Here's a couple of photos.

Lexi with a Koala and.....

 Chris and the Wallabies.

That's all from me today. Sending you all a hug,

Debra x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Flower Stall

Hi everyone. Hope this post finds you all okay today.

 I was going to show you Stuart's Birthday card today but my back went into spasm and I haven't been able to photograph it so I've got a card that didn't get posted last year. I hope you like it.

A close up of the stall....

and inside....

I liked this card so much that I made another to sell and put this one in a white box frame. It now sits on the shelf of my dresser.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Anna Marie Designs 'Blissful Peach', 'Blissful Pink' & 'Blissful Cotton ' paper pads.
Maja Designs 'Vintage Spring Basics' (flowers).
Marianne Design 'Rustic Wood' (for flower tubs).
Tattered Lace 'Shades Green Card'.
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection 'Vintage Photo' (wheel & canopy posts).
Spellbinders 'Triple Floral Frames'.
Creative Expressions 'Herald Square' (to remove centre of the frame), Delicate Garden Frame' (flowers only).
Tonic 'With Love' (oval)
Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Squares' (flowers for sale sign)
Joy Crafts 'Grass'.
Magnolia Doohickeys Box Magazine 'Volume 10' (flower stand, labels & vases)
Memory Box 'Garden Tools' (wooden tubs).
Medium- Copics 'Ciao' (vases).
Ink- Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Sign- computer generated.
Other Stuff-
Tim Holtz 'Long Fasteners' for wheel and sign. Stickles in 'Stardust'. 'Vellum' for vases from Chloe Creative Cards.
'Twine' for sign from stash.

Long list of craft things there!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Stuart's cousin in MacKay who Stuart has not since she and her family moved to Australia when she was about 7yrs old. It's great that they are getting to meet her and her family. 

That's all from me today. Hopefully my back will improve and I'll get to finally show you Stuart's card.

Happy crafting my friends!

Debra x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bunny Wobbles Easter cards

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a really Happy Easter and didn't indulge too much on those Easter eggs.

Today's card is using the Stamping Bella stamp 'Bunny Wobbles'. I only had two Easter cards to make but my eyes have been playing up again so my colouring is a bit off. I wasn't sure how to do my sky or grass so there are two versions of the card. Which do you prefer? This one with dotty grass and more prominent clouds.....

or this with spiky grass and a swirly sky?

or a mix of the two? I'm not sure which I prefer.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Stamping Bella 'Bunny Wobbles'.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Papers- Lotv 'Bonnets and Bowties' now retired.
Cardstock- BoBunny 12" Passion Fruit Double Dot'.
Die- Joy Crafts 'Grass'.

Can you believe it, I forgot to add some glitter to them :-O! I normally add glitter to everything so I don't know what I was thinking apart from the fact that I was still making them on Easter Friday, talk about last minute. I was also making a card for Stuart's Birthday on the Saturday so I was rather busy and battling my double vision. I'll show you Stuart's card next week.

The intrepid travellers are now in a place called Noosa which looks gorgeous from the photos. A friend of theirs who was there only a few weeks ago recommended it so they added to their itinerary. Their friend is doing the same journey but in the opposite direction to Chris and Lexi.

Anyway more from me next week. Keep well and happy.

Debra x


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Seaside card

Hi everyone. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your crafting.

Today's card didn't turn out quite how I wanted to due to a miscalculation in placement of the stamps but I think it looks okay. See what you think.

There wasn't supposed to be the gap in the middle, Oops! 

The close up is to show the glittery sand and shiny windows on the lighthouse. 

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Lawn Fawn 'Life is Good'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Paper- doodlebug design Inc. 'Kraft in Color'.
Enamel Dots- Your Next Stamp 'Cosmic Crush Gumdrops'.
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear' (on sand).
Glossy Accents (on windows of the lighthouse).

Chris and Lexi have now reached Australia. They've been to Melbourne and are now in Sydney. Chris took two pairs of shoes with him of which the first and new pair fell apart on the second day of the trip. The other pair which he's had to wear continually are now on their last legs so they went to get him some more. Well being as tall as he is he has feet to match and is a UK size 15. In Australia he needs a size 17. The first shoe shop he went into laughed when he asked for his size and wished him good luck in finding some :D. Anyway there's a company called High and Mighty in the UK and luckily they found a branch in Sydney so he's now the owner of some new, but expensive, shoes.

A rather simple card today for me. I do love Lawn Fawn stamps and dies as they're so cute. Well I better go now as I've Stuart's Birthday card and a  couple of Easter cards to make with not a lot of time to make them!

See you all again next week.

Debra x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Mother's Day card

Hi everyone. It's Wednesday so I'm back with a card. I'm trying to stick to the same day to post to get back in the swing of things again.

I really like the cards that Elly from Elly's Card Corner makes so I decided to CASE a card from her homepage for my mother-in-law's Mother's Day card. I just loved the big flower with the ivy so using different dies I made the same flower focal point but turned mine into an easel card. I hope you like my take on it.

and inside...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- made using Go Kreate die.
Go Kreate Large Frame 'Frilly #1'.
Creative Expressions 'Delicate Daisies (complete petals)' , 'Trailing Ivy', 'Delicate Fronds' and 'Trellis Edgar'.
Spellbinders ' Triple Floral Frames'.
Tonic 'Oval Layering dies'.
Tattered Lace 'Starlight Square (butterflies)'.
Maja Designs 'Enjoying Outdoors (green)' & Summer Time (pink)'. 
Memento 'Bamboo Leaves'.
Distress Inks 'Victorian Velvet (on flowers)', 'Bundled Sage (on Ivy)' and 'Walnut Stain'.
Pearls- MeiFlower on flowers.
Anita's on butterflies.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.

No glitter in sight on this card :D!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Melbourne, Australia, now where it's much cooler much to Chris' relief. It's a good job really as the hostel they're been staying in has one shower working for 30 men! Luckily they're only there a few days.

As I'm now running out of cards to post I'd better make some more although I've been sorting out my Cross Stitch stuff to sell it as I can't feel the needle to sew anymore :( but it will give me more space to add my extra card making goodies :).

So if anyone does cross stitch give me a shout if you want to know what I'm selling.

Happy Crafting,

Debra x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tea Party

Hi everyone. Hope you're all okay especially those in Australia who are being affected by cyclone Debbie (not named after me, I promise!) Stuart's has a cousin in MacKay whose area was evacuated. We don't know yet if they opted to evacuate although her property is only one street away from the beach and 8½m waves were expected.

Did everyone who's a mum in the UK have a great Mother's Day? I had my Mother's Day outing on Saturday at a craft fair in Doncaster with spending money from Stuart too. What more could you want :D!?

Right on to today's card which is using a LOTV stamp called Tea Party.

A close up of the image...

and the hidden message.....

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV 'Tea Party'.
Medium- Copics 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Sentiment- Crafters Companion 'Greetings- Birthday'.
Papers- Polkadoodles 'Bella Fleur'.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Circles' & 'Tumbling Flourish'. Tonic 'Just for you (lilac mat)'. docrafts Papermania 'Little Cake Shoppe'. Sunny Studio 'Tag Topper Dies- Crescent'.  
Cardstock- 'Lilac and Green card' from stash. Create and Craft ' Linen White cardstock'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Ribbon- Ribbonbox 'Green Organza Bird ribbon'. 'White ribbon' from stash.
Lace- Live and Love Crafts now closed.
Punch- docrafts Xcut 'Leafy Lace'.
Charm- Live and Love Crafts 'Teabag' now closed.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.
Stickles in 'Crystal '.
'Lilac Pearls' from Anita's. 'White' from stash.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear'.

Chris and Lexi are in Cambodia at the moment. They've been enjoying the temple complex at Angkor Wat. They'll be moving on to Australia on Saturday. Chris is looking forward to the cooler weather there. They're supposed to be staying at Stuart's cousin in a few weeks if they haven't been damaged by the cyclone!

Well, that's all from me today. Happy crafting!

Debra x


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Candy Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. 

I'm here with the winner of my Candy Giveaway. The name of the winner, picked out of hat...erm okay.... a cardboard box by a very impartial person (my youngest son Kieran who didn't know what he was picking a folded piece of paper out of a box for :D) with no further a do is.......

aussie  aNNie!!!

Congratulations Annie!!

If you would email me your address I'll pop your goodies in the post for you :).

Don't worry if you didn't win this time as I'll have another giveaway in April/May again just for my regularly commenting followers as a thank you for being the best blog friends.

See you again soon,

Debra x


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Clean and Simple!

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a fab crafting time.

Just a reminder about my Candy Giveaway. It's only for my loyal followers who have been commenting on my blog regularly so anybody who doesn't fit this description will not be included in the draw. You will be welcome to participate in further draws if you do become a follower, comment on further posts and join my little band of lovely blog friends :).   

I've got a clean and simple card today, yes you heard right :D. I know my cards are usually very girly and covered in glitter but I wanted to make Stuart, my hubby, a Valentines card and I didn't think he would appreciate lots of frills and pearls. I've used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn called 'Love you a Latté '. Stuart walks into town most days and often stops for a coffee at his favourite coffee shop so I thought these would be the ideal stamps for his card. Here it is....

I was a little naughty and snuck some glitter on the coffee cup labels with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen :D. There's Glossy Accents on the lids too.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 5" x 5" Craft UK Limited.
Stamps- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté'.
Sentiment- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté ' & 'Milk and Cookies' (at the bottom).
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black' & 'Ladybug'. Delicate 'Silvery Shimmer'.
Medium- Copics 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté' & 'Everyday Sentiment Banner'.
Cardstock- Creative Expressions 'Vintage Silver'.
Paper- doodlebug design Inc. 6" x 6" 'Kraft in Color'.
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear'. Glossy Accents. 

Elbow in concert were absolutely brilliant!! I had a fantastic time. They sound just as good live as they do on their CDs, even the supporting band, C Duncan, were good. The Spa in my home town, where the gig was, is not the size of place they usually play in it was their kind of a trial run before going on to bigger venues. I was on the balcony in my powerchair and was let in first with other wheelchair users so we, Stuart and my youngest son Kieran, got a really good place to see them from. I would highly recommend seeing them.

I'll finish here now but will be back on Friday with the winner of my Candy Giveaway. See you soon.

Debra x

Friday, 17 March 2017

Candy Giveaway!

Hi everyone.  As promised I'm back with a Candy Giveaway just for my regulacommenting blog friends. So if you'd like a chance to win these just leave a comment and don't put the picture or link on your sidebar.

As you can see there's a Lili of the Valley 'Hoppy Easter' stamp and a bag of lovely assorted ribbons which I'll send anywhere in the world. I'll pick a random comment as the winner next Friday 24th March so that gives you a week to enter.

I'll be back soon with another card but until then keep well and happy.

Debra x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Magical Flute

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a great week so far.

Today's card is using a Lili of the Valley image called Magical Flute. I love these new mice stamps as I have all their old ones showing lots of mice baking and blowing up balloons etc. which are some of my favourite stamps. Here's my card.....

and a close up of the stamp...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV 'Magical Flute'.
Sentiment- LOTV 'Set 92 Birthdays and Best Wishes'.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch'. 
Papers- Maja Designs 'Life in the Country'.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Rectangles'. Memory Box 'Corner Bow'. Creative Expressions 'Spring Foliage'.
Flowers- Hobbycraft 'Paper Flowers (white).' Woodware 'Paper Flowers (green)'.
Ric Rac- Bertie's Bows.
Pearls- Pinflair Pearl Wand in 'Pearl'. MeiFlower for the 'Green Pearls'.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'. 

Chris, my son on holiday with his fiancée Lexi, has become a bit of a celebrity in Thailand as you can see....

Random people asked to take photos with him while he and Lexi were walking round different places. This is just a few of them Lexi caught with her camera. In the bottom photo one of the girls asked him for a photo with her then the rest of her group suddenly appeared from nowhere to join in. It's a good job Chris is a friendly laidback guy and just goes with the flow. When he returns home he will start a further 6 years training to be a Psychiatrist which he should be good at with his patience.

Tonight I'm going to see the band Elbow with hubby, Stuart, and my other son, Kieran. This is the first time I've seen a band live so it should be a great experience. 

Well that's all for now. I'll be back again this week with the candy giveaway. See you soon.

Debra x 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Rosie with cake

Hi everyone. I hope you're all keeping well and happy.

Chris and Lexi, son and fiancée, are having an absolutely fabulous time on holiday. They've visited many temples, had boat rides (some pretty hairy) and had a Thai cookery class together. Here's a photo of Chris and chef who Lexi said kept flirting with the 'Big Man'.

He is very tall at 6'9" so looks a giant in Thailand.
Here's a photo of the happy couple.

Anyway on to today's card. I've used the really cute Rosie with Cake from LOTV and lots of glitter card. I was covered in glitter by the time I'd finished making my card. So here it is.......

A close up shot of Rosie's glittery headband stars, plate and sole of her shoe.....

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV Rosie with Cake.
Papers- LOTV 'Bonnets and Bowties' retired but available from Nitwits.
Glitter Card- 'Silver' from Dovecraft. Others are very old from stash.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao' and 'Sketch'.
Dies- La La land 'Birthday Banner'. Paper Smooches 'Balloons'. Polkadoodles 'Elegant Nest'.
Ribbon- Ribbon Girl.
Twine- True Hemp
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Glitter pen in 'Crystal Clear'. Your Next Stamp Gumdrops 'Silver Tinsel'.

I'll be back soon with some candy to giveaway. I've decided to giveaway small items to regular commenting blog friends rather than a whole lot open to anyone as you all deserve it more!!

Keep crafting.

Debra x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Hi everyone. How are you all? I want to say thank you for all your welcome back comments, you all blow me away with your kindness!

I've got fabulous news. My eldest son Chris and his long term girlfriend have got engaged! YAY!! I'm so happy as they make such a wonderful couple and Lexi is just so lovely, she's the daughter I would have loved to have had myself. The fact that I've got her into card making is even better as I've someone to talk about crafty things with. At the moment they are on a five month holiday traveling around South East Asia and then to Australia and New Zealand then back to South Korea and Japan. 

Right, on to my card. I bought lovely stamps, dies and papers from Polkadoodles and decided to use them for my card. Here it is.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Polkadoodles 'Belle Papillion' (background script, main butterfly and small butterfly).
Medium- Prismacolor Pencils.
Sentiment- Crafters Companion 'Greetings- Birthday'.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress Ink 'Milled Lavender'.
Papers- Polkadoodles 'Bella Fleur' & 'Bella Papillion'. LOTV 'Bonnets and Bowties solids' ( For flourishes).
Dies- Polkadoodles 'Elegant Nest' & 'Butterfly Doublet'. Cheery Lynn Designs 'Tiny Fanciful Flourish'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'White Linen Cardstock'.
Ribbon. Ribbon Girls 'White Seam Binding'.
Lace- Ribbonbox.
Flowers- Hobbycraft 'Floral Embellishments 60pk'.
Gemstones- MeiFlower.
Other Stuff- Pinflair Pearl Wand in 'Pearl'.

I thought you might like to see a photo of Lexi's ring that Chris had made for her.

It looks even more beautiful in real life and Lexi loves it. I haven't got a photo of them to show you yet.

Well that's all from me today. I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far. Hugs to you all.

Debra x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

I'm back!

Hi everyone. I'm back to blogging :). I'm sorry it's been so long but as you know I haven't been well and it made me a very unhappy bunny. I just wasn't doing much crafting and wasn't in the right frame of mind to blog either. I would have been back sooner but Stuart, very kindly gave me his cold and it affected my MS as well as my sinuses, I would much have preferred chocolates instead!

Anyway, this is the birthday card I made for my Mum-in-law. I coloured the image with Prismacolor Pencils that my In-Laws bought me for Christmas/Birthday as I wanted to try them out and show them what they'd paid for, although I've found out that smooth card isn't ideal to use these with for blending them together so I'll have to get some better paper.  It's okay for my first try with them. ( The photos didn't come out great as I couldn't stop my hand shaking)

A close up shot of the image...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Image- The Hobby House Ready to Colour Art Book 'You're Sew Kind'.
Medium- Prismacolor Pencils.
Papers- LOTV 'Bonnets and Bowties' patterned and solids (retired but available from Nitwits.
Sentiments- Personal Impressions 'Everyday Words To A Dear' & 'Everyday Words Happy Birthday'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Dies- Heartfelt Creations 'Wildwood Floral'. Cheery Lynn Designs 'Tiny Fanciful Flourish' & 'Mini Fanciful Flourish'. Spellbinders 'Labels Eight'.
Other Stuff- WOC 'Mixed Colour Small Moonstone Brads'. Chloe Creative Cards 'Dew Drop Rainbow Stones'.
Stickles 'Stardust'. Glossy Accents.

A huge thank you for sticking with me especially those special people (you know who you are 🙂) who have been leaving happy comments for me. They really kept me going when I was feeling down.

I'll be back with another card and a candy giveaway soon. Big hugs to you all.

Debra x