Sunday, 11 December 2011

Happy Christmas to all my Followers

Hello Friends, please accept my apologies for being a bad blogger. I have been quite poorly recently, I am a diabetic and have been having problems with my medication. No excuse really! My New Years resolution is to get back into blogging and uploading my cards - I have loads on my hard drive that need sorting out.

I would like to thank you all for sticking with me, that's so kind of you.  I have been visiting your blogs, but I am a really bad commenter!  Anyway I wish you all and your families a very Happy Christmas and a great 2012.

Hugs Debbie x

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Is Summer here Yet!

Hello Friends
I hope you are all keeping well? What I would like to know is what's happened to the sun today, I'm hoping it's back for the rest of the week as I am holiday. Anyway I have a card to show you today, which may remind some of you of good days in the sun!!  I'm using another stamp from Bild Malarna I'm so loving these stamps!  It's from the 7 deadly sins range. I'm also entering this card into some challenges, this list will be at the end of this post. So here is my creation:


Recipe for Card
Bild Malarna stamp from Crafts-4-you
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Basic Grey
Tim Holtz swirl die
Nesties Label 4
Ribbon, charm and pin from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers from Mulberrycraftsuk
Dew drops and doily from stash
Glamour dust

Anyway I hope you like what I've done and the comments you leave are always lovely to read, have a great weekend.
hugs
Debbie x

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
crafty anns challenge blog  - #46 summertime...and the living is easy...
totally papercrafts - #78 holidays
crafts and me - #16 anything goes
divas by design - #7 summer is here!
creative card challenges - it's summertime
tuesday throwdown - #60 summertime

Sunday, 31 July 2011

This is for Mau!

Hello Friends
Please accept my apologies for being such a useless blogger, I can't believe its been over 2 months since my last post. I need more hours in the day!!
Also I'm dedicating this post to my blogging pal Mau who has sent me some lovely messages while I've been absent. Thank you Mau.
I've been experimenting on some of my cards and this one is so different for me. I usually go for neat and tidy cards, but I've had a go a distressing and sewing.  Mmm I blame Teresa she has such beautiful cards. I think I'm pleased with it! So here it is:


Recipe
Bild Malarna Stamp - Mimosa Hello
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are 6x6 Magnolia
Tim Holtz distress ink and distressing tool
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Doily, charm and bling from stash
Sentiment is Personal Impression
The Bakers twine, ribbon and stamp all came from crafts-4-you.

I really hope you like what I've done with this card as I said it's definately something different for me. So I would really love to see your comments, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Debbie x

I'm also entering this cards in to the following challenges:
CESchallenges - Feeling the Blues
Sew Many Cards - Anything goes
The Stamp Man #28 - show us some stitching
I love Promarkers - Anything goes


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dare to Dream

Hello, I would first like to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, they were so much appreciated and lovely to read. I also had a lovely couple of days away and found a lovely craft village to visit - all I can say it was lucky I got paid while I was away!  Also I would like to apologise with lack of commenting, this is due to blogger issues - hopefully this will sort itself out soon.

Anyway I have a card to share with you today which I will be entering into some challenges that I have come across - see list below.  So here she is using another stamp from Lili of the Valley.


Recipe for Card
LOTV stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Papermania - Pink Parfait
Sentiment - LOTV
Glamour dust
Dew drops and pin from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers from MulberrycraftsUK

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting For all Seasons - Anything goes
Creative Craft World - 3 or more flowers
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pale, pretty pastels
House of Gilli - Flowers
Make it Monday - No 38 Always anything goes

Wow I don't think I've ever entered so many challenges in one go! I hope you like the card, have a great weekend everyone. It's the Southend Air Show here this weekend so I'll be down on the beach Saturday, lets hope the weather stays nice.

Hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Elisabeth Bell - Pen Pal

Hello Friends

I hope you are all well, it's a real cloudy day here in Southend, but quite muggy. 
I'd like to thank Charity Crafter (Leigh), Lorraine from Lorraines creations and Angie aka Justang for my beautiful cards and the lovely gifts I received too.

I've got so much to do today as the boyfriend is taking me away tomorrow for a couple of days to Devizes, so looking forward to a change of scenery. I haven't even thought about packing yet!

Anyway enough of me talking complete rubbish and on to my card. It's another creation using an Elisabeth Bell stamp - I do love them and it's ashame you can't buy them from Sugar Nellie anymore.  I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out and thought I'll enter it into some challenges. (see list below)       So here she is.......


Recipe for Card
Elisbeth Bell stamp - Pen Pal
coloured with Promarkers
Basic Grey Papers - Kioshi
Ribbon and Dew drops - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers - Mulberry Crafts
Nestie - Label 4
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Pearl beads - Local wool shop!

Anyway I hope you like my little creation and I'm entering into the following challenges:-

Divas by Design - "one for the girls"
A Spoonfull of Sugar No.152 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for looking.
Hugs
Debbie x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

If Friends were Flowers..........

Hello Friends

I hope you are all keeping well? I'm on holiday from work this week so I have some time to make cards and visit my allotment, I have loads of veggie plants to plant! All I ask is that we get some rain this week as the ground is really hard. Also my boyfriend is taking me away on Thursday for a night as a birthday surprise - d0n't know where he is taking me mmm that should be interesting.

Anyway on to my card today, it's a CAS card using one of the lovely Ruth images which you can find here please go and check out Ruths blog she has lovely images there.


Recipe for Card
white linen cardstock
image printed straight on to the card
and coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment computer generated
Ribbon and bling from stash

I hope you like the card and that Ruth is pleased with what I've done with her image.
I'm now off to friends who are holding a birthday tea party for me. So have a great week everyone.

Hugs
Debbie x

Check out Angies Lovey Candy!

Hi Folks

Please check out Angies lovely candy. See what you can win.

Hugs Debbie x

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Where Has the Time Gone!

Hi Friends

Please accept my apologies for lack of blogging, I've discovered that there is not enough time in the day!! Anyone else have this problem? Also as the weather has been really great here in Southend I've spent a lot of time down on my new allotment. It sure needed some work! Anyway I've still tried to get some card making in and I have a little card to show you.

Also I hope someone can help me, I've received a card through the post just addressed to Debbie, I haven't opened it yet as it could be a birthday card. So if you did send this card a very big thank you to you and please don't think I've ignored you!

So here is my card........


Recipe
Elisabeth Bell Image called Flowers
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Pink Petticoat (free from Quick Cards Mag)
The lace is from The Ribbon Girl 
 (I couldn't find the right colour for the lace so I distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks)
Also used the same ink on the doily.
Flowers and pearls are from stash
Sentiment is Wild Rose Studio

I hope you like the card, I was really pleased with the end result.

Hugs
Debbie x




Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A Little Bird Told Me.....

Hello all, I hope you are all well, it's been a lovely few days here in Southend, but unfortunately not really been able to take advantage due to a blooming migraine.  Anyhow I thought I would share with you a card I made for my buddy Leigh Jones aka Charity Crafter, it's her birthday today. Happy birthday Leigh x. I've used a cute stamp from Penny Blacks' Slapstick range, I do like these stamps. Also a big thank you to Teresa (craftingallday) I hope she doesn't mind me getting inspiration from her doily layout.



Recipe
Penny Black stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Nitwits
Doily and ribbon from stash
Flowers from Mulberrycraftsuk

I hope you like this little creation, have a great week.
Hugs
Debbie x

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Less is More Week 6

Hello friends, just a quick post from me as I'm in the middle of a card order. I've promised to make some cards for a friend. So this is a quick card for the Less is More challenge week 6. I must admit the card looks very simple, but it's been one of the hardest cards I've made. This is so out of my comfort zone! The hardest bit was finding an image suitable. Well anyway this is my attempt, I've used a 6x6 card blank, Kanban and Personal Impression stamps, Tim Holtz distress ink pad in aged mahogany. I hope you think it's ok, Chrissie and Mandi sure know how to get the little grey cells going!


Thanks for looking and have a good weekend.
Hugs
Debbie x

Challenge entry for 'Less is Moore' Week 6 one layer card "off the edge"

Friday, 11 March 2011

BBQ Time!

Evening all, it's a late posting for me, I've spent all week trying to come up with a card for a friend who is 60 this week. The reason it's been a struggle is because it's not girly and pretty. It's a card for a man! Gosh they are so hard to do.

I'm also entering this card into a few challenges that I've come across this evening. So here's the card and I hope you all like it!



Ingredients
LOTV image coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Basic Grey Hopscotch
Martha Stewart Punch
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
Stars are Double DO
Nesties
Computer generated sentiment
String from stash


Thank you for looking and a big thank you for the comments on my Less is More card, they are so much appreciated.
Hugs
Debbie x

Challenges
Passion for Promarkers - Food & Drink
Creative Card Crew - No Flowers
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Less is More Week 5

Hello All,
I hope everyone is having a good day. I'm having a day off today and I'm making cards woo hoo. I've made a card for the Less is More challenge week 5 which the theme is pastels. I'm uploading my card early this week as I didn't realise that there is a closing time. Silly me for not reading the rules. Anyway here is my card.

Recipe
Joanna Sheen stamp coloured with Promarkers
Personal Impressions sentiment
Nellie Snellen Nestie
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

A nice clean and simple card. Thank you for looking and comments are always lovely to read. Have a good day everyone.
Hugs
Debbie x


Saturday, 5 March 2011

A Card for my Auntie

Hello Friends old and new!

I thought I would share this card with you that I made for my Aunties birthday which was a few weeks ago. My Aunt is my number 1 fan of my cards! I've used another stamp by LOTV I just love these cute stamps.


 
Recipe
LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers
Sorry I can't remember where the papers came from
Nesties
Pearls and ribbon from stash
Letters from Papermania Rose Garden

I would like to say a very big thank you for all the comments left on my last card, your support gives me the encouragement to keep making cards.

Hugs
Debbie x

Friday, 4 March 2011

Less is More Week 4

Hello, apologies for not being about much this week, it's been a busy week at work and I get up so early in the mornings I've been so tired at night. I have managed to make this card for the 'Less is More' challenge week 4 threes squares. I've decided to use a 5x7 inch which makes a change from a square.

Recipe
5x7" hammered card
Images from Digistamp boutique
coloured with Promarkers
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment computer generated

Thank you for looking
Hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sweet and Sassy

Hello Friends
I'm on a roll at the mo I never blog this much! I did say I was going to enter some blog challenges while I was off from work, and today is no exception. The following card is for the Sketch-n-stash challenge. I've used one of my favourite stamps by Elisabeth Bell 'Sweet and Sassy' which I purchased from Sugar Nellie before they stopped selling them. So hear she is!


Ingredients
Elisabeth Bell image coloured with Promarkers
Papers are from Pink Petticoat
Sentiment LOTV
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon Slider and Gems from Stash

Well I hope you like this card. Also a very big thank you to you all that made time to visit my  blog and leave lovely comments. They mean so much.

Hugs
Debbie x


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Love is in the Little Things

Hello again,

Well I'm back with my second posting for today and I'm sharing my card for the Lili of the Valley challenge 'favourite colours' with you. Anyone who knows me knows I love pink, purple and lilac. So I've incorported all those colours into my card.

Recipe
LOTV image coloured with Promarkers
Papers Papermania Capsule Collection and Basic Grey
LOTV Sentiment
Dew Drops The Ribbon Girl
Stickles on the Flowers
Nesties
Everything else from Stash

I hope you like my little creation I've enjoyed making this card. I'm now off to make a card for the Sketch-n-Stash blog challenge.

Hugs
Debbie x

Less is More week 3

Hello, Well what a miserable day it is here in Southend. I'm still on holiday until Friday so I've been making loads of cards for my card box. I've made a card for the 'Less is More' challenge week 3 which is Spring. I found this really difficult this week. Anyhow I've managed to put this card together. I hope it fits the challenge.

Recipe
Papermania Tulip Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment found trawling the net 
Font used Scriptina and Calibri
Embossing board
Pearls from stash

I hope you like the card and thank you for any comments you leave.
Hugs
Debbie x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Coffee and Cream

Hello Friends,

Well what a dreary day it is today, me thinks it's a day for making cards and staying at home drinking loads of coffee.

I've decided while I'm on holiday to have a go at a few challenges this week. So I'm entering my latest card into the Passion for Promarkers challenge which is coffee and cream and set by a blogging buddy, the lovely Coops.

Ingredients
Sugar Nellie Image coloured with Promarkers
Basic Grey 'Curio' and Papermania 'Birdsong' papers
Tim Holtz Sentiment
Flowers from stash


I really enjoyed making this card as the colour combo was so different for me. So I hope you all like the look of it. Thanks for looking and any comments you leave are so lovely to read.
So I'm off to check out some more challenges.

Hugs
Debbie x


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Less is More!

Hello,

What a beautiful morning we have here in Southend, I got up early this morning and went for a brisk walk along the sea front. Time for a large cup of coffee now!

I would like to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments left on my last card, they were so lovely to read.  So on to my card, I thought I would give the 'Less is More' challenge a go, this is so out of my comfort zone, which I'm sure a lot of bloggers have found. I found that I actually enjoyed doing this card. Even though I missed week 1 of the challenge I emailed the girls and Chrissie said I can add a card, but it won't be showcased.

Ingrediens for card
6x6 hammered card
Embossed lines using embossing board
Papermania Bird Song Stamp and sentiment
coloured with promarkers
Black Gems


This is a close up of the image
Entry for Week 2 'less is more'

Entry for Week 2 'less is more'


I really hope you like the simplicity of this card, have a great week everyone, I'm now off to have a go at Coops challenge Coffee & Cream at a Passion for Promarkers.

Hugs
Debbie x






Week 1 card.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Friendship Card for Kay aka Incy!

Hello
That's it no more work for a couple of weeks, I'm on holiday and on Thursday I'm off to Stoke on Trent for a couple of days. Me and the boyfriend are going to a dinner and dance on Friday night at Port Vale FC, what are the chances that Robbie Williams will be there? One lives in hope! Once back I have a couple of weeks of card making woohoo, I'm so behind at the moment.

So on to the card I made for Kay aka Incy for the January friendship card swap over on Docrafts. I love doing these swaps as its a good way of making new friends. You can find Kays lovely blog here.


Ingredients
LOTV Rosie Posy stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Pink Gem sentiment stamp
Papers are Basic Grey and Papermania V&A
Flowers are from MulberrycraftsUK
Nellie Snellen Punch
Nesties
Gems and ribbon from  stash

Thank you for looking and taking an interest  in my blog, I'm off now to pack my bag!
Hugs
Debbie x



Friday, 4 February 2011

For my Niece!

Hello Friends

I've had a lovely day off today and spent it making cards and watching 24 on DVD Jack Bauer is so handsome!

I would like to say a very big thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card. They were so lovely to read. I'm so glad that I'm back!

My card today is a card for my niece it's her birthday on Monday. She's a shopaholic especially for clothes and shoes.

Recipe for Card
The Greeting Farm image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment LOTV
Papers from Basic Grey and stash
Ribbon from Hobbycraft
Flowers from MulberrycraftsUK
Pins, Gems and Charm from stash


I really hope you like my creation, have a great weekend.

I'm also entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is anything goes with the option of flowers.

Debbie x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Back with my First Card Since October!

Hello to all my loyal followers!

Apologies for not blogging since last October, but I decided to take a break from blogging. This was due to starting a new job and I wanted to concentrate on that. I had been unemployed for 18 months so getting in to a routine again was a struggle, but I am back!

It's been lovely to see many of my blogging friends have done so well for themselves, by becoming design team members. Well done to you all!

I would also like to thank all my loyal followers for staying with me. So on to my card, it's using a stamp from LOTV, I so love these stamps.


Recipe
LOTV image coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Nesties
Papers are Papermania 'It's a Mans World'
Card Candy
Sentiment Wild Rose Studio
Glossy Accents to the Football

A very thank big you for taking the time to look and any comments you leave are always lovely to read.

Debbie x

Decorated Wooden Heart

Hi Friends Where has the last month gone? I can't believe it's been that long since my last post. I put it down to being away for ...