Friday, 1 October 2010

It's a Wedding!

Hi Friends
I hope you are all ok and a big thank you for all those that commented on my last card it meant a lot. Well what I want to know whats happened to the weather, it's blowing a gale here in Southend.

Anyway I thought I would share with you another card using a stamp from the Lili of the  Valley range, I do love their stamps. So on to my card using the wedding couple. It's the first time I have used it even tho I've had it a while.


Ingredients for Card

Lili of the Valley image coloured
with Promarkers
Papers a pearlesant card stock
Papermania exquisite range
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon and pearls from stash
Glossy accents to image

I hope you like my little creation and thank you for taking the time to look.
Hugs
Debbie x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Hello from a Stranger!

Hello Friends
So sorry for being a stranger from blogging, I just don't know where the time goes. I've been so busy lately with other things. I have managed to get some card making done and I have some cards to show you over the next few days.

Also I would like to say a big thank you to Leigh aka Charity Crafter for coming over to visit on Tuesday, thank you for the lovely flowers. We had a lovely time catching up on gossip and going through my craft stuff. It was great to see you. If you haven't visited Leighs blog please pop over and become a follower, Leigh does great work and has loads of hints and tips.

Anyway on to my card today using a favourite Lili of the Valley stamp of mine.

Recipe for Card

Lili of the Valley image
coloured with Promarkers
Papers white hammered card
pink Bazzill card stock and
Free My Minds Eye papers
 Nellie Snellen Nesties and leaf punch
Flowers Mulberry Crafts
Pearls, lace and charm from stash.

Thank you for taking a peek at my blog and any comments you leave are always lovely to read. I'll try not to leave it too long before my next post. Have a great week all.

Hugs
Debbie x

Monday, 6 September 2010

Hello and Apologies

Hello Friends

Firstly I must apologise if I haven't commented on your blogs, this is due to lack of internet connection. I'm trying to get round to you all when I have access. So why I have access I thought I would share a card I made with a new purchase from Sugar Nellie with you. I love this image she is so cute!


Recipe for Card
Stamped image 'Dress up Maggie' from Funky Kits
coloured with Promarkers
Papers lilac Bazzill cardstock and
 Wild Rose Studio 'floral' paper stack
Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'seeing spots'
ribbons, gems and pearls from stash

I really hope you like my little creation and any comments you leave are always lovely and appreciated.

Hugs
Debbie x

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Girl on a Swing

Hello Friends

I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend and managed to get some crafting done - I know I did!  Here is one of the cards I made...

Recipe for Card
Papermania stamp "swinging" by John Byers
Papers Brown Bazzill card stock and My Minds Eye
Card Candy
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
ribbon and eyelets from stash

I hope you like my creation, it is something a bit different for me.
Hugs
Debbie x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Lots of Love!

Hi Friends

Well I'm trying to get back into the swing of things with the card making, having a bit of trouble with my mojo. Anyway I've made this card for my card box as its getting very low. I hope you like it and any comments you leave are always lovely to read. I'd like to say a big thank you to my friend Lorraine for the donated Sugar Nellie image.



Recipe
Sugar Nellie image coloured with Promarkers
Papers pink Bazzill card stock and
The Girls Paperie by Magic
Flowers are from Mulberry Crafts
Card Candy
ribbon from stash
Sentiment Wild Rose Studio

I hope you all like my creation? Have a good day!
Hugs
Debbie x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Blog Candy from the lovely Ruth

Hi All

The lovely Ruth from A Passion for Stamps is celebrating her birthday on the 24th August, and as it is her birthday Ruth is offering her followers the opportunity to win 5 of her beautiful images. Go check out her images on her blog.
Hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

I'm Back!

Hello Friends, Well I'm back! It's been a while I know. The move went well and have settled in quicker than I thought. I have missed you all and missed looking at your lovely creations. So on to my card. This is a thank you card I made for a dear friend. I hope you like it, I know she did!


Recipe
Flower stamp from My Paper World coloured
with Promarkers
Sentiment computer generated
Papers Docrafts Henbury Lane
Red Bazzill card stock
Ribbon and Gems from stash

Thank you for taking the time to look and any comments you leave would be lovely.
Hugs
Debbie x

Friday, 9 July 2010

Check out this Great Candy from Pink Gem!

Hi Friends
Just a quick post inbetween packing another box! You all need to check out this fantastic candy from the lovely Janet over at Pink Gem. Wow it's amazing.
The closing date is 6pm the 30th July!

Hugs
Debbie x

Monday, 5 July 2010

Apologies for Lack of Cards

Hello Friends,  please accept my apologies for neglecting my blog and the lack of cards. This is due to my impending move and I've packed all my craft bits away boo hoo. I was hoping to be in my new home this weekend but this has now been delayed for another week, as the local council have decided to do major works to it, new kitchen, bathroom and now they've decided it needs a new boiler and radiators. I know I shouldn't moan, but I was so prepared for moving. I'm fed up of living surrounded by boxes!  Anyway I've tried to keep up with all your blogs, I'm sorry if I haven't managed to get round to your blogs but you can appreciate how hectic life is.  Take care everyone.
Hugs Debbie x

Monday, 28 June 2010

What Another Beautiful Day!

Hello Friends, I hope you're all having the same beautiful weather as it is here in sunny Southend? It's just glorious here! I've made another summery card, I'm getting some cards done before I have to pack my craft stuff away before moving. So here is another Sugar Nellie stamp that was donated by my lovely friend Lorraine. If you get a moment pop over to her blog and see her wonderful creations.  I'm loving these images they are so lovely to colour.

Recipe for card
Sugar Nellie image
coloured with Promarder
papers Wild Rose Studio
Nestie Nellie Snellen
flowers Prima and Mulberry Crafts
ribbon, pearls and gems from stash

I would like to thank everyone who commented on my last card and the kind words about my moving, it means so much. I hope you like todays card and any comments you leave are so much appreciated. Have a good week my friends.
Hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A Beautiful Summers Day!

Hello Friends, I hope you're all enjoying the beautiful weather, it's just gorgeous here in Southend. Also I'm in such a good mood, my housing problems seem to be over, yippeeeee.  I'm hoping to be moving around the 13th July. Southend Council finally saw some sense!
So to take my mind off a few things this morning while I was waiting to go and view the flat I made this card. It's another Sugar Nellie image kindly donated by my great friend Lorraine. This is another stamp on my wish list, and it's getting longer! So here she is.

Ingrediants
Sugar Nellie image
coloured with Promarkers
My Mind Eyes Bloom and Grow
Roses Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers pale green Bazzill card stock
Woodware leaf punch
ribbon, pin and pearls from stash
Computer generated sentiment.

I hope you like my summery creation. Have a great week everyone. Thank you for any comments you leave.
Hugs
Debbie x

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Back to being Pink!

Hello again friends, I hope you're all having a good weekend and getting some crafting done while your other halves are watching the football! Anyway I thought I would share with you a card I made last night for some challenges. I've gone back to pink and girlie! The challenges I'm entering my card into are The Sugar Bowl (sugar nellie), Bunny Zoe Crafts  and Papertake Weekly Challenge. I hope I've met the brief for all the challenges.

Ingrediants used
Gorjuss Girl Stamp 'A Little Birdie Told Me'
coloured with Promarkers
Papers Pink Bazzill card stock
Making Memories 'Pitter Patter'
Nestie - Nellie Snellen
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch
Craftwork Cards card candy
Pearls, ribbon and eyelets from stash

I hope you like my creation I had fun making it. Also a very big thank you to those who left comments on my Columbine flower card both here on my blog and over at Docrafts, they are so much appreciated. Have a good week everyone and thank you for any comments you leave.
Hugs
Debbie x

The Sugar Bowl (sugar nellie) - Challenge 37 Marleens sketch - girly and feminine
Bunny Zoe Crafts -  Challenge No1 Nice and Girly
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Ice Cream Flavours

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Columbine Flower Card

Hello Friends, apologies for being a bad blogger this week, I've been a bit poorly. I'm catching up with all your blogs and hopefully should get round to leaving comments later today.

I've made a card using a digi image called Columbine from A Passion for Stamps. This is something different for me, no pink in sight. I wanted a card that was simple looking but elegant at the same time, I hope I've managed that.

Recipe for Card
Image Columbine from A Passion for Stamps
coloured with Promarkers
Papers yellow Bazzill card stock
Papermania Capsule Collection 'Sunshine'
Nesties labels four
Flowers punched with EK Success
Ribbon and Gems from Stash
Sentiment computer generated

I hope you like my creation it is something different for me and I did enjoy making it and using my new BigShot for the first time.  Thank you for any comments you leave they are so much appreciated. Have a fun weekend.
Hugs
Debbie x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Friendship Card Swap (June)

Hello Friends, just a quick post, this is the card I made for the lovely Helen aka Hefflump from the Docrafts forum, for the friendship card swap for June. I know she has received it.

Recipe for card
LOTV stamp
coloured with Promarkers
 Bazzill card stock and
Heidi Grace papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Flowers Mulberry Crafts and Joanna Sheen
Ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment Wild Rose Studio

Thank you for taking the time  to visit my blog, any comments you leave are so much appreciated, so thanking you in advance.  I'm now off to have a play with my new toy which arrived today - a Sizzix Big Shot.
Hugs
Debbie x


Friday, 11 June 2010

It's Pink!

Hi Friends
Hope you're all keeping well? Todays card is for the Passion for Promarkers challenge and the theme is Pink (my favourite colours). I've used another stamp from the Lili of the Valley range, I'm just loving these stamps! So here she is.

Recipe for card
Image - Lili of the Valley Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
papers Pink Bazzill card stock
Papermania Rose Garden
Craftwork Cards Card Candy
Lace Hobbycraft
Woodware leaf punch
Roses - Mulberry Crafts
pin from Stash
Sentiment computer generated
Glossy accents on the hat and mirror

I hope you like my little creation, thank you for any comments you leave they are so much appreciated. Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Debbie x







Thursday, 10 June 2010

A Card for Angie

Hello Friends, hope you are all keeping well? This is a card I made for the lovely Angie as a thank you. Angie is the very talented person who made my header and side banner for my blog. You can check out Angies blog here. She has now put loads of tutorials on her blog, which has helped loads of new bloggers. She is such a diamond! Anyway I know Angie has received the card because she has posted it on to her blog. Also a very big thank you to my lovely friend Lorraine for the image this is another one on my wishlist.

Recipe for card
Donated image - Anya
coloured with Promarkers
papers are Daisy & Dandelion (Hawthorn & Bramble)
Craftworks card candy
roses and lace Wild Orchid Crafts
Pin from stash

I'll be back tomorrow with another card I've made, just waiting for the sun to come out to take the picture. So have a great weekend. Thank you again Angie and also thank you to any comments you leave, they are so much appreciated.
Hugs
Debbie x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Sugar Nellie Challenge

Hello Friends
Hope you're all having a great summery weekend. It's been beautiful here in Southend. Today I thought I would share with you a card I am entering in to the Sugar Bowl Challenge. It's the first time I've entered this challenge. This fortnight they have a sketch to follow and the option of using  colours pink, black and white. Also the rules state you have to use a Sugar Nellie image. So I'm using one of my new stamps I purchased recently she is called Coffee Time (manga) and you can buy her here. I'm loving these stamps!

Recipe for card
Sugar Nellie Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
papers are Papermania
Bazzill card stock
Flowers are Prima
Gems from stash

I'm not too sure about this card, so any comments would be grateful. Also a big thank you for all the comments you left on my last cards, they were much appreciated and lovely to read.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Debbie x

Sugar Bowl Challenge - Lillians Sketch Challenge 36


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Birthday Cards for Men!

Good afternoon friends,
Sorry it's such a quick post. I thought I would share with you two cards I made late last night (still going through my insomniac stage.) The first card is using a stamp from Sugar Nellie called 'Rock Idol' you can buy him here. This image is great for a teenager or a man wishing he was a teenager again (and I know a few of them)!!

Recipe for Card
Sugar Nellie Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
papers are Dovecraft
black bazzill card and mirri board
sentiment computer generated


My second card is from the very popular Lili of the Valley range called 'deckchair dreaming'. This stamp is so sweet and versatile.  You can buy him here.

Recipe for Card
Lili of the Valley Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
papers are My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
brown bazzill card stock
sentiment Wild Rose Studio
ribbon and buttons from stash

Thank you for taking the time to look at my cards and leave the lovely comments that you do. I do love to read them.
Take care all
Hugs
Debbie x

Saturday, 29 May 2010

My First Penny Black Stamp

Hi Friends
I would like to say a very big thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, they are so much appreciated.

Anyway I thought I would  share with you another card I made late last night using my very first Penny Black stamp. This stamp is just adorable it's from the Slapstick range and is called 'tweet talk'. I'm going to use this as my second entry into the Passion for Promarkers challenge.


Ingredients for card:
Penny Black image 'tweet talk'
coloured with Promarkers
papers are Cosmo Cricket
Craftworks card candy
Flower is Prima
Sentiment is Wild Rose Studio

Have a great day and thank you for any comments you leave.
Hugs
Debbie x

Passion for Promarkers - week 53 anything goes 2nd entry

Friday, 28 May 2010

Thank you to a Friend

Hi Friends

I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend. Lets hope the sun stays out for it!
I thought I would share with you a card I made and sent to a very special friend as a thank you for the lovely birthday gifts they sent to me. I'm sure she wont mind me sharing it with you.
I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp that I have fallen in love with, it was such a joy to colour!

I'm going to enter this card in to Passion for Promarkers challenge this week, the brief is any thing goes.


Ingredients for card:
Lily of the Valley Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
papers are Papermania
Craftworks card candy
Stickles Glue
flowers Pink Gem and Wild Orchid Crafts
ribbon and charm from stash

I would just like to say a big thank you for all the comments that have been left on my card it means a lot to me.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Hugs
Debbie x

Passion for Promarkers - Week 53 Anniversary Challange - Anything Goes



Saturday, 22 May 2010

What A Glorious Day!

Hi Everyone,

What can I say about the weather isn't it just glorious, I'm hoping it's going to stay like this for next weekend as it's the Southend Airshow and I'm being dragged down to the sea front. Anyway thought I would share with you a couple of cards I made last night. I'm going through an insomniac stage at the moment!

For this card I've used another image given to me by the lovely Lorraine it's another Gorjuss Girls. I'm gonna have to save up and get my own as i just love them. Also not a pink card!


Recipe for this card:
Image coloured with Promarkers
Blue Bazzill card stock embossed with cuttlebug hearts
Flowers and sentiment from Pink Gem
Printed paper from stash not where it came from.
Bling and ribbon from stash

My next card is using the teddy bear image from Pink Gem

Recipe for this card is:
Pink Gem image coloured with Promarkers
Yellow Bazzill card stock
sentiment wild rose studio
flowers Pink Gem
bling and ribbon from stash

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Thank you for all your lovely comments that you leave on my cards. They mean a lot and give me the encouragement to keep making them.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs
Debbie x

Friday, 21 May 2010

Thank You Card!

Hi Friends and passers by!

Well what can I say about the weather it's just gorgeous here in Southend so I'm off to take a stroll down to the beach! Anyway before I go I thought I would share with you a card I made late last night. I was very lucky that part of my birthday presents from the lovely Lorraine were some gorgeous stamped images. I have used one of these to make a thank you card. You can find the lovely Lorraines stunning work on her blog here.

The image is Gorjuss Girl bear hug and I coloured her with Promarkers, the checked paper is from Papermania Capsule Collection and the lovely dark pink paper is also Papermania and from the Forever Friendes Pink Parfait collection. The lace and pins is Wild Orchid Crafts, the flowers are Pink Gem and Joanna Sheen, the sentiment is Wild Rose Studio and the pearls are from stash.

I am also entering the card in to the Papertake Weekly Challenge which this week is to use flowers.

So I hope you all like this and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and any comments you leave would be lovely.
Have a lovely sunny day!
Hugs Debbie x

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Friendship Card Swap (May)

Hi Friends


This is my card I made for the May friendship card swap over on the Docrafts forum. My swap partner is the very talented Natalie (NGCARDS) you can find her blog here. The card I received from Natalie was gorgeous and I struggled on what sort of card to send her back. In the end I purchased a new stamp from LOTV. I'm so pleased with it and really enjoyed making this card. The image is coloured with Promarkers. I used lilac paper, papers from the Henbury Lane range from Papermania, these are just gorgeous papers, sentiment stamp is from Pink Gem. flowers, card candy and ribbon are from stash..

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated.
Hugs
Debbie x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The Winner of my Blog Candy is.........

Hi Friends new and old!

Wow what can I say, I am overwhelmed with all the lovely comments left for my birthday candy. It's been a joy to read them and those new followers I have been looking at your lovely blogs. Also it has been lovely to see comments left by non-bloggers too.

So to the winner, which is Decocards from the Docrafts Forum. Well done Sandra!

I used random.org and had 100 lovely comments.  I can't figure out how to show the random.org result, sometimes I can be useless, but it chose number 99.

A big thank you to all who entered.  Have a great week everyone.
Hugs
Debbie x

Blog Candy Open for All!


Hello Friends.
I did say on my last post that I will be offering candy to celebrate my birthday which is Saturday 15th May. It's not a special age birthday, but I wanted to share it with my friends. The candy is open to everyone even if you haven't got a blog. 

All I ask is that you spread the word if you don't have a blog, if you do have a blog put a picture on your sidebar. You don't have to be a follower of my blog, but it would be nice to see some more faces. I love to visit other peoples blogs.

So to be in with a chance of winning the candy is to leave a comment, if you don't have a blog and you are from the Docrafts forum please leave your Docrafts addy so I know where to find you. I will make the draw on Tuesday 18th May at 8pm using random.org. This is the only fair way of doing this.

The candy consists of:
Papermania Rose Garden 8x8 paper pack
Craft House 'Tutti Frutti' paper pack
A selection of Dovecraft 6x6 papers
Assorted roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Papermania Henbury Lane petal pouch
Papermania Clear AB Adhesive Stones
3 reels of ribbon
Anita's sticky ribbon
10 pearl effect ribbon sliders
10 card pins
8 murano heart glass charms in a organza pouch
A large selection of charms which I've added jump rings to in a organza pouch.

So to be in with a chance of winning  (what I think) this wonderful selection of candy is, to please leave a comment.

Good luck everyone!

Debbie x

Monday, 10 May 2010

A Very Big Thank You!

Hi Friends and fellow bloggers.

I would like to say a very big thank you to the lovely Angie (JustAng) on Docrafts for my lovely new blog header. Isn't it just beautiful! I love it. You can find Angies work on Photobucket HERE

It's my birthday on Saturday so I'm putting together some Blog Candy to celebrate. So keep an eye out on the posts.
Have a great week everyone.
Hugs
Debbie x

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Lorraines Birthday Card

Hi Friends and those Passing By,

I thought I would share with you the card I made for Lorraines birthday which was yesterday, you can see Lorraines lovely blog here. I used the Whiff of Joy stamp again and coloured her with Promarkers. I used the same layout as the previous Whiff of Joy card I made as I thought it worked well. The papers are Basic Grey and I made the flowers using the same flowers the ribbon and bling are from stash and I used card candy too.
I hope you all like the card, I know Lorraine did.

Have a great weekend everyone and lets hope we see some sunshine!
Hugs
Debbie x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Just Cute Bears Challenge

Hi Friends and Guests

This is my entry into the Just Cute Bears Challenge.



The brief was buttons and bows and of course the image must be a bear. I really enjoyed making this card the image is a stamp from Pink Gem which I coloured with Promarkers, the dress I added 1mm diamantes and used stickle glitter to the flowers. The papers are Bazzil card stock and Perfectly Posh Frilly Floral from Imaginisce, sentiment is Wild Rose Studio and buttons and bows from stash.

I hope you like it and any comments you wish to leave would be lovely.
Take care
Debbie x

http://justcutebears.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 2 May 2010

My First Whiff of Joy Stamp!

Hi Friends and those just passing by.

Ok who took away the sun? I was off to a garden show today, the lovely Leigh (charity crafter) gave me a couple of free tickets to the spring show in Southend this Bank Holiday weekend. Thank you Leigh and Steve. Hope the weather is better tomorrow!

Anyway I thought I would share with you a card I made a few days ago, with my very first Whiff of Joy stamp. I do like a nice girly stamp and this one I love. To make this, I stamped the image and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are Papermania (forever friends pink parfait), pale pink Bazzill card stock, flowers are Wild Orchid and Prima, the sentiment is Wild Rose Studio, ribbon, pearls and bling are from stash. I scalloped the edges with the Xcut punch. I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out.
Any comments you wish to leave are much appreciated and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.

Hope the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend improves! take care all.
Debbie x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Wedding Card

Hi Friends and Guests
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine, it's just gorgeous here in Southend. Well I did say I would make some cards, so here is the first of a few. I'm making cards surrounded by packing boxes! Also I would like to say big thank you to all those that have left lovely comments on my cards, it means a lot. x

I made this card for me to give to a friends son who is getting married in a couple of weeks. I'm really pleased with the way it has turned out.  I used a stamp that I got from Handy Hippo, I saw this stamp in a gallery on Docrafts and has taken me months to find it. I stamped the image using Memento ink, I wanted it left plain and not coloured in. I put 1mm pale pink gems on the dress and veil. The card is very pale pink Bazzill card stock and white hammered card. The flowers are from Pink Gem and Wild Orchid crafts and I dabbed a little glitter on to them. The sentiment is computer generated. Ribbon and the other gems are from stash.

I hope you like it?
 Have a good week everyone.
Debbie x

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