Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Favourite Season at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone and a big hello to my new follower Vicki who makes the most wonderful cards, I hope you'll be a regular visitor to my little blog. Here in the UK we know when summer is ending as the programmes on television get much better :D.
The new challenge starting over at Crafting by Designs has the theme of Favourite Season. More about the challenge later on.The card I've made for the challenge is using an image called Aurora 'Summer Breeze' from The East Wind as summer is my favourite Season. Although I don't like heat I do love the long sunny days, blooming flowers and not having to wear jumpers, lol! Here's my card........

A close up shot of the image....

and the Wink of Stella on her dress....

The Sponsor's fabulous prize for this challenge is...

Prize - Choice of 3 single digis.
With the strawberries on the papers, die cut strawberries, little white flowers and her auburn hair and dress billowing in the breeze I hope I've captured a little of the essence of the summer season.
Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- The East Wind ' Aurora Summer Breeze '.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Happy Birthday JWS03'.
Papers- Maja Design 'Summer Time' (postage stamp cut from this too).
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades card'. Pink Frog 'Ice Crystal' (for white flowers).
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. VersaColor 'Narcissus' (flower centres). Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Dies- Creative Expressions 'Delicate Garden Frame'. Lawn Fawn 'Sentiment Banner'. Joy Crafts 'Berry Sweet Strawberry'.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch' pens.
Thank you to you all for your get better wishes, you really are the best blog friends ever!! My M.S. seems to have got a little worse which is just something I must just learn to cope with but it's easier with friends like you encouraging me.
So which is your favourite Season? Why not show us by joining in the fun at Crafting by Designs.
Hugs to you all,
Debra x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Get Ready For Christmas at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. Autumn seems to be arriving here in East Yorkshire. The nights are drawing in and the weather has turned cloudy with drizzle.
I'm here with another quick post to tell you about the new challenge at Crafting by DesignsThis week it's Get Ready For Christmas. If you've been joining in with the Christmas challenges you should have a lovely pile of Christmas cards all ready, but if not, why not start making your cards now by joining in with the challenge now.
The wonderfully generous sponsor for this challenge is......
Prize - $15 gift certificate to the Lunagirl store.
They have gorgeous images to print out for your cards so do go and have a look at their fabulous site.
Right, I'm off to the craft room to get a little crafting done. I hope you're all having a great week. See you soon.
Debra x

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A Stitch in Time Crafting by Designs Challenge

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy and enjoying your crafting.
 I'm here to tell you about the new challenge over at Crafting by Designs. The theme this week is A Stitch in Time (real or faux stitching). There are two fabulous sponsors for this challenge and they are......
Prize - Choice of 7 Single digis.
Prize - Choice of 3 single digi images.
Wow, those prizes are definitely worth winning! So just add a little stitching to your projects and have a go at the challenge. You've got until the 20th September to enter up to 3 creations  which would give you 3 chances to win.
See you soon,
Debra x

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Little Flower Fairy and Crafting by Designs Challenge

Hi everyone. Another quick post today (quicker than last week's :D)
A new challenge has started this week at Crafting by Designs and the theme is Ribbons. More about the prize later on.
My card for this challenge is using a fairy like last week's card (well I do love anything cute and sparkly) but this is Little Flower Fairy from Sami Stamps.

and a close up shot.....

and her sparkly eye shadow.....

The wonderfully lovely Sami Stamps has a fantastic prize for the winner of this week's Challenge.

Prize- $12 Gift Certificate to Store

Card Ingredients.
6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Sami Stamps 'Little Flower Fairy' digi stamp.
Sentiment- Lindsay Mason Designs 'Everyday Words Happy Birthday'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades Cardstock' (pink & green). docrafts 'Textured card' (brown).
Paper- LOTV 'Perfect Pair' (retired).
Medium- Copic Pens 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals' & 'Cherry Blossoms'. Creative Expressions 'Delicate Garden Frame' (tiny flowers leftover from another card). Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes 'Grass'. Magnolia Doohickeys Box magazine 'Volume 10' (sentiment banner).
Ribbon- From Stash.
The toadstools were just cropped from the digi image, coloured and added to the grass.

I'm sure most of you have a cupboard full of ribbons, if you're anything like me :D, so dig them out and join the fun at Crafting by Designs.

Still not feeling too brilliant so that's it from me for today. I hope you're all well and happy.

Debra x