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


  1. Gorgeous card Debra and lovely colour combo. Congrats to your son and Lexi and lovely ring...xx[aNNie]

  2. Aww how exciting! Huge congratulations to them! Gorgeous ring too!
    And you card is just stunning! I love all the new Dies etc from Polkadoodles! Really beautiful design and the the little gems finish it so perfectly!
    Lucy x

  3. I'm so happy to read your post, Debra, and to hear these beautiful notices!! So happy for the engagement of Chris and Lexi!! The ring he has made for her is so beautiful! And they now have a very long vacation, wow!! I'm sure that you will miss them a bit in these months, but you are so lucky that you like Lexi very much and also that she likes crafting :D
    Your card is just delicious, so sweet and delicate!! Love it very much and I pinned it!
    Your colouring with pencils loks fabulous, such a lovely butterfly! The swirls with the cute daisies match so well with the frame, the lovely lace and the elegant bow! Love the detail of the distressed edges, too, they give a shabby lok to your card!
    Hope you feel well, my dear friend! I'm still sick, but I'm going a bit well.
    Big hugs and congrats to Chris and Lexi!

  4. Wow!! What a gorgeous card! So soft and pretty! Really love that butterfly too!! Congrats on your new engagement...sounds like a very happy occasion for all! That ring is stunning! :) HUGS

  5. Congratulations to them and the ring is beautiful. Your soft colors, die cuts and lace make a gorgeous design Debra.

    Hugs Diane

  6. This is a stunning card and no mistake!! Those dies are going straight on my wish list. Congratulations to the happy couple and what a beautiful ring xx

  7. Debra wow not only is your card a beauty with the beautiful stamping and lovely diecuts but such fabulous news too...I can feel your happiness from across the oceans...and how fun that young people are travelling around the world...
    Dr Sonia

  8. Beautiful card Debra, love the beautiful lace you've chosen.

    What lovely news for you! It's so important to have your Son find the right girl and it sounds like they are off on quite an adventure... the ring is exquisite.

    Anne x

  9. Congrats to your son and his fiance! What a wonderful ring!
    Your card is lovely and your design is great!
    hugs Regina

  10. Hi sweet friend, I am glad my card made you think of your aunt....nice memories make me feel good.xx[aNNie]

  11. I love everything about your card, the colours are so soft and pretty, and blend so beautifully

  12. Congratulations to your son and his fiance! That is a gorgeous ring! Hope they have a great trip! Your card is very beautiful!! Love the soft colors!

  13. A huge congratulations to your son and his fiance!!! A GORGEOUS ring too! :) I bet they're having the time of their lives on that 5 month holiday .. wow! How fun! And your card is simply STUNNING!!


  14. impressive card, I love these stunning colours! and impressive ring! Congratulations to your son and his fiance! and what a trip they have, wow - I didn't know it is for five months ...


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