Saturday, 30 August 2014

First Christmas Card!

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and having crafty fun. A big welcome to my new follower Sue, I hope you can visit often and that you enjoy my posts.

I forgot to mention on my last post that I had a wonderful candy giveaway win from Vicky's blog- . Vicky did a 10km run to raise money for Cancer Research and has a link there where you can donate as well. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer so why not visit her fabulous blog and make a donation whilst you're there.

My MS is misbehaving again at the moment as is Blogger on my tablet so I haven't been crafting as much or commenting on your blogs. Blogger will work for a short while and then tell me I'm not following any blogs! I will comment on your blogs if it will let me.

Anyway I've finally made my first Christmas card, Yay! Took me ages to do the layout and then as I was gluing the different layers I kept sticking things in the wrong place. So I hope you like my card although I'm on the fence about if I like it or not.

Lots of LOTV products used on this card

Image close up

and the flowers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Lotv Christmas In August Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge- Something Sweet
Live and Love Crafts Stitching- Real or Faux Challenge (faux Stitching)
A Creative Romance Challenge- A Touch of Kraft

Card Ingredients
Card blank 8"x 8" and stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Kraft card and white card punched and distressed from Stash
Pens- Copic Ciao
Papers- LOTV- Snow Princess and Snow Princess Solids
Stamps- LOTV Mistletoe Kisses, Christmas Mini Images- Foliage, set 75 Christmas Wishes and set 40 Babies Companion set ( faux stitching)
Dies- Joy crafts Ice Crystal 1, 2 and 3.
Punches- Martha Stewart pine branch, docrafts snowflake edge
Ink pads- Memento Black Tuxedo, Distress pad in Old Paper, VersaMark watermark, ColorBox Robin's Egg and Lilac.
Lace- Candy win from Live and Love Crafts  
Frosted berries and Chrysanthemums from Live and Love Crafts
Purple flowers from Carole's candy win and cream flowers from stash.
Other stuff used- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, Stickles in Star dust, WOW white puff twinkle embossing powder (on heart), Wooden Heart and doily from stash.

Gosh that was a long list! Well, that's all from me for now. Thank you so much for visiting me, I always appreciate the comments you've taken the time to leave. Enjoy tomorrow and have a great week.

                                            Debra x 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Blog Anniversary Candy Winner!

Hello everyone. Before I announce the candy winner I want to say a big thank you to you all for taking part and a big welcome to my new blog friends, many from different countries! So hello to Marianne, Kelly, Leila, Nikki, Vinita, Lucy, Regina, Lora, scrAPpamondo and Dr Sonia. I haven't had chance to comment on all your blogs yet but will visit you all soon.

Ok, so to the winner of my first blog candy, using Random. Org sequence generator. The winner is ...................

                              No. 7  Rebecca Bradshaw!!!!!

Well done Rebecca.

As Rebecca was already a follower before I started the giveaway I thought it would be nice that a new follower received a small gift also.
 The second number in the sequence generator was a new follower and that person was............. 

                                           No. 5   Leila Bianca!!!!

So if you could both send me an email with your addresses I'll send you your prizes. My email address is:-

Thank you again for entering and I hope you pop in to visit me often.

                                  Debra x

1st Blog Anniversary!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Graduation Cards

Hi there. Hope you're all fit and well today. I've got quite a few new lovely blog friends following my blog which is wonderful. I'll say a proper hello to you all when the Candy giveaway finishes.

I just thought I'd get the Graduation cards posted today. The design for these cards is not mine. The designer of the original card is a lovely lady called Janet Nagel. I saw her card on Pinterest and thought that's what I want to make. This is her blog if you'd like to see her superior version of the card- Janet very kindly allowed me to show my version of her design but I must stress the copyright belongs to her.

So here are mine, it's a bit picture heavy!

This is Zoe's card (Kieran's girlfriend) with spotty paper.

Side view

Kieran's card had script as his paper, I thought it suited him as he'd done a history degree.

Finally Chris' card.

They're all in the colours of their Graduation hoods, nearly! Chris told me his was black and red with white fur trim. Well he was wrong as it also had dark green on it. I could also kick myself as I didn't take a photo of Lexi's card which had black and white flower paper on it.

I cheated with my cards as I bought the box cards from Craftwork Cards whereas Janet made them from scratch. It was a good job as it took me about 8hrs to make the first one. It took ages to cut the shapes out on my machine and my cutter was playing up and not cutting in straight lines. I'm not going to do a recipe for them but if anyone wants to know what I used, give me a shout.

Anyway I hope you like them, my son's and their girlfriends did which made me really happy. Thank you again to Janet!!