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......
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