Wednesday 31 August 2016

Flower Fairy and Anything Goes at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. A bit of a short and sweet post today as I've not been feeling too great lately.
A new Anything Goes Challenge has started at Crafting by Designs. There are two sponsors for this challenge All Dressed Up Stamps and Dr. Digi. They have some fantastic prizes for the lucky winners but more on that later on.
My card today was made using the beautiful Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up and was a real delight to colour.

Close up shot....

Wink of Stella on her wings.....

and finally the inside of the card.....

The prizes on offer for this challenge from our fabulously generous sponsors are...
Prize - Winner's choice of 2 digi images.
Prize - Winner's choice of 2 digi images.


I wish I could enter myself with those prizes :D!

Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- All Dressed Up 'Flower Fairy' digi stamp.
Sentiment- Lindsay Mason Designs 'Everyday words Happy Birthday'.
Papers- LOTV 'Timeless Victorian' (retired).
Dies- Spellbinders 'Stately Circles'. Tonic 'Just For You' (circle). Magnolia Doohickeys Box Magazine 'Volume 10' (purple heart). Memory Box 'Dancing Butterflies'. Creative Expressions 'Delicate Fronds'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace purple card free with some stamps.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Medium- Copic pens 'Ciao and Sketch '.
Embellishments- WOC 'White Pearl Drop Trim'. Flower Lace from a craft show. Feather from stash. Crystal Beaded Stems from stash (really old!).
Ribbon- Live and Love Crafts 'Crinkled White Seam Binding'.
Flowers- WOC 'Miniature Sweetheart Blossom' & 'Gypsophila'.
Other Stuff- Wink of Stella in 'Clear' and DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.

 I'm the queen of not getting rid of things (I got this from my lovely mum) in case I need them which is what happened with the Crystal Beaded Stems I used on the card. I must have had these for at least 15 years!! My hubby sometimes says why not have a clear out but it very rarely happens. I did have one once and then found the same week that I needed something I'd got rid of (I think this must have scarred me for life :D!). So my new craft room is fit to burst already. I really need to make more cards but until my MS settles (fingers crossed that it does) I'm only making the cards I need to for the DT. I hope I'll be able to make more for the shop I supply as they are selling really well especially my more expensive boxed cards, I need the cash for the next craft show I go to :).

Right I'm off to have a rest now. Don't forget to check out the new challenge at Crafting by Designs. You've plenty of time to enter as it runs until 25th September.

Happy Crafting!

Debra x

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Get Ready For Christmas Challenge at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. Welcome back to my blog. I hope you're all having a great week so far.
There's a new challenge starting at Crafting by Designs. This week's theme is Get Ready For Christmas and here is my DT card...

and a close up shot...

My card is made using the delightful Emma The Hugger image and one of the two included sentiments from our wonderful sponsor Fred She Said.
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate.
This is a really generous prize as you could buy quite a few digi stamps with $10 in their store. 
Card Ingredients.
6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards cut to shape with Go Kreate die 'Large Frame Frilly #1.
Stamps- Fred She Said 'Emma The Hugger' digi stamp and also the sentiment.
Papers- Galleria Papieru 'Snow Queen' from Ribbon Girl.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'White Linen card'.
Ink- Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'.
Dies- Go Kreate 'Large Frame Frilly #1'. Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Circles'. Tonic 'Scalloped Circles'. La Land 'Snowflake Banner'. Creative Expressions 'Filigree Poinsettia'. Lawn Fawn 'Extra Sentiment Banner'. Joy Crafts 'Ice Crystal 3'.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal', Wink of Stella in 'Clear', Stampendous 'Fuzzy Fun Flock' (bobble on Emma's hat) and MeiFlower 'Diamante Gems'.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
That's another Christmas card (of only two :D) in the box ready for Christmas. So if you haven't started your Christmas cards yet why not enter the Challenge to get you started.
Sending you all a hug,
Debra x

Saturday 13 August 2016

Snuggle Time

Hi everyone. I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. It's warm and sunny here and our three cats are having a great time chasing butterflies. I've a funny photo for you later on.
Today's card is one I wanted to enter in the Lili of the Valley Facebook challenge but I've been running behind with everything all week so I'm posting this really late. Here's my card using my favourite LOTV baby stamp......

and a close up shot...

and finally,  the inside of the card.


Card Ingredients. 

7" x 7" Card Blank- Anna Marie Designs.
Stamps- LOTV 'Snuggle Time'.
Sentiments- LOTV 'Set 99 Swirly String Sentiments'. Marianne Designs 'Set CS0923'.
Papers- LOTV 'Bear Necessities' retired but available at Nitwits Collections.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'Cream Linen card'.
Dies- Tonic 'Delicate Lattice Ovals'. Spellbinders 'Framed Tags'. Magnolia Doohickeys 'Leaf and Swirl' (used swirl). Memory Box 'Cascadia Butterfly'.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch' pens.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress Ink 'Antique Linen and Walnut Stain'.
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts 'White Cosmos Daisy', 'Miniature Mixed Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms' and 'Mixed Colour Miniature Gardenia '. Pink Roses from stash. Anna Marie Designs 'Pearl Stamens'.
Ribbon- Crafty Ribbons. Fairy My World 'Mesh Ribbon'.
Ivory Rose Organza Ribbon Trim from stash.
Other Stuff- 'Wooden Horse' from a Craft Show, DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal', Wink of Stella in 'Clear' (on horse), Glossy Accents (on baby's bottle and rattle) and 'Pearls' from Andy's Crafts.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Sweet Stampin' Challenge- Use Your Favourite Stamp
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #290- Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #170- Pink and Cream with Lots of Bling
Crafty Sentiments Designs- Use Dies
Craft Your Passion #324- Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #05
Allsorts Challenge- Butterflies

I promised you a funny photo. This is 3yr old Evie sunbathing.

I call her Stuart's dog as she likes to play fetch with him, goes racing to the door when he comes home and is just very uncat like in her behaviour. She stayed like this for such a long time that I considered going and putting sunscreen on her tummy :D.

Well, I better be off to join in with LOTV'S challenge. See you again soon.

Debra x

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Anything Goes at Crafting by Designs and 'not flat at all' card!

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to new follower Laine joining my little blog family. I hope you enjoy visiting my blog Laine :).

Well it's that time again for the new Anything Goes Challenge Crafting by Designs. I love these challenges as you can make whatever takes your fancy. This is the card I've made using a really cute image Little Lila Holding Flowers from the lovely sponsor Angie's Stamps, more about the challenge below.

A close up shot.....

The Sponsor's prize.....

Angie's Stamps
Prize - Choice of 3 single digis

A marvellous prize as always and well worth entering the challenge for a chance to win!

Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" cord blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Angie's Stamps 'Little Lila Holding Flowers'.
Sentiment- LOTV 'Set 8 Happy Circular Sentiments'.
Papers- LOTV 'Country Meadow' and 'One Birdie Lane' both retired but try Nitwit Collections.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades card'. Create and Craft 'White Linen card '.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Ovals' and 'Ovals'. Spellbinders 'Triple Tear'. Creative Expressions 'Camellia pen Petals (green leaves)'. Memory Box 'Frieda Leaf (white leaves)'. Tonic 'Scalloped Circles'.
Punch- docrafts Xcut 'Leafy Lace'.
Medium- Copic pens 'Ciao' and 'Sketch'.
Ribbon- Ribbon Box
Flowers- 'Cosmic Daisy', Miniature Sweetheart blossom ' from WOC. 'White/pink Carnation', 'Pink Roses' and 'Pink Berry Stamens' from my Candy win at Live and Love Crafts a couple of years ago.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'. 'Pearls' from MeiFlower.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Little Miss Muffet Challenge- Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #05- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs- Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge week 31- Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #70- 5 or More Flowers

This was the second go I had at making this card as I tried to make a flat card for the shop I supply but when all I needed to do was add the image I decided that I really didn't like it and had to start again. So hence my 'not flat at all' card :D.

Do join in with the challenge over at Crafting by Designs it really is fun and yoyo have the chance to win a wonderful prize.

Hugs to you all, especially Alice,

Debra x