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


  1. Hi Debra So glad to see you back and I hope you are feeling a little better . This is a gorgeous card I just love the pretty colours and flowers Lucky you getting these pencils from Santa. I've not used them but seen some amazing colouring with them. I bet your Mum inLaw just loved this card . Look forward to some more lovely inspirations. I know I'll be tempted to buy these pencils but I already have promarkers some copics , Distress Ink markers and my Inktense pencils I probable don't need more !!! or do I. Are you going to get to Harrogate its the 10th and 11th of March. I'm going on Saturday as i have a Appeals training day on the Friday Would be great to see you Take Care Love and hugs Carole x

  2. How lovely to have you back. This is so delicate and pretty, love the image and colours.

  3. Glad you are back. This is such a beautiful card! I'm sure your mum-in-law loved it!!

  4. Your card is gorgeous and I'm glad to see you back crafting. Sounds like it's been a struggle but the main thing is that you are back and hopefully feeling much better.

  5. Yay!!! :D Welcome back in blogland, Debra!!! I'm so glad you now feel a little well, and I'm happy to see again your adorable cards! This one is so sweet and delicate, love it very much! (and pinned it! The sweet palette you used is really lovely and just perfect for a Mum, surely your InLaw has loved this card!
    I admire very much your skills with the pencils, such a beautiful 3D effect to the image!! Love the sweet handmade flowers that frame the image so well and the glossy details on the teacup, the cups and the banner!
    Hugs, and waiting for another beautiful work from you :)

  6. So good to see you back! We've all missed you! Especially when you come up with corkers like this card! So beautiful! Love the pastels and those flowers with gem centres are so gorgeous!!
    Lucy x

  7. Sorry to hear that you have been suffering Debra and hope that are on the right road now. This is such a pretty card, the delicate colours are gorgeous and those flowers are perfect finishing touches xxx

  8. Hello my dear!! So happy to see you back posting!! I'm so sorry you've not been feeling well!! I absolutely love your soft and pretty card here! That image is stunning with your pencil coloring and I really love your layout design as well!! The flowers add a stunning touch too!! Wishing you lots happiness and get well hugs! ;)

  9. Yay you are back, it makes me so happy to see you craft. I know you are not always feeling up to it but hey look at this most beautiful{aNNie}

  10. Debra your card is such a delight to look at and I am so happy to see a post from you...sure have missed you my friend

    Dr Sonia

  11. Hi Debra, glad to see you back again, missed your cards they are always stunning. Lucky you getting a lovely box of new pencils and for a first go you have done an incredible job.
    A lovely card for your Mum in law I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Many Thanks for all the comments you have left me... have a great week... Megan

  12. Glad to see back Debra... lovely card...

  13. hi, Debra,
    welcome back in the blogger world and nice to see you posting again... ! So glad you are feeling better!
    Your Mom-in-law will be delighted with this! The colours are so soft!
    sending big hugs

  14. Very pretty card Debra, I'm sure your Mum in Law loved it.
    Lovely to see you back crafting and blogging, I hope you are feeling better

    Anne x

  15. Just adorable Debra, fabulous colored image and design.

    Hugs Diane


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Debra x