Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hippy Chick!

Hello Friends, just popping by to show a card which I made as part of a commission of three. I was asked to make three cards for young ladies who were off to Uni for the first time. Not easy! I decided to use Simply Sassy stamps as they are so versitile and lovely to colour. This stamp is one of my favourites and decided to use autumnal colours. I think the colours work really well, what do you think? I'll pop the other two on in the next couple of weeks. Anyway here she is:

 
Ingredients Used
Simply Sassy stamp - Hippy Chick
coloured with Promarkers
Papers First Edition - New Leaf
Cheery Lyn Die - Princess Die
Memory Box Die - Pearl Lace
Quickutz - Corner Die
Pearls, ribbon and charm from stash
 
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - #137 Autumn Colours
Wild Orchid Crafts - Wk 60 Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - #181 Autumn
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a great week everyone!
 
Hugs
Debbie x
 

Monday, 24 September 2012

Friendship

 
Hello all, I keep apologising for my lack of blogging and I have every excuse under the sun, but I am truly sorry for the lack of posts and comments. I have a few personal issues that I am dealing with at the moment and today is a good day, so thought I would post a card I made for the friendship swap over on Docrafts. When I made this card a couple of weeks ago the sun was shining and was very hot! I'd like to know what happened, the last couple of days have been awful. Anyway here is my bright and cheerful card. I hope you all like it.





Ingredients for Card
Bildmalarna stamp from Dies to Die For coloured with Promarkers
Friendship stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers are First Edition - Spring Drop
Memory Box Die from Maddylisa Crafts
Martha Stewart punches
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Charm and bling from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Green, colour inspiration
Sweet Stampin Challenge -  How Charming
Moving along with the Times - Make it Girly, prim and proper
Divas by Design - #53 Lots of Layers
 
Have a great week everyone and I'll try and promise not to leave it so long next time.
Hugs
Debbie x




Saturday, 28 July 2012

It's Snooze O'clock

Hello Friends, I hope you are all having a good weekend. I hope you are getting some crafting in? I'm having a crafting day with the Olympics on in the background. Anyway I've made a male card, not one of my favourites. I do like things to be girlie, but I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I've used another new die, Tim Holtz's 'Weathered Wood Clock die and as I didn't have the right colour for the design I coloured the paper using distress inks. So here it is.
Ingredients for Card
Fizzy Moon 'All About Him' Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Papermania 'Bookprint and Portobello Road'
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die
Martha Stewart Punch
Nesties
Card Candi

I thought I would give this card to the boyfriend for his birthday as this is how he looks when he's not working and especially when sport is on the TV!  Have a great week ahead and lets hope the sun comes back, it's blooming dull here in Southend.

Hugs Debbie x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters - #92 clock or clocks
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes

Friday, 27 July 2012

Watering the Roses

Good Morning, you may have noticed I've given my blog a bit of a makeover. I found this background and thought it was apt, as I'm a Type 1 diabetic. You would think in this day and age that we would have a cure for this awful disease. Hopefully one day soon!
Anyway on to my card that I've made and isn't this image so cute? It's a Stampavie one by Penny Johnson - Little Tobi Watering the Roses. So here it is.


Ingredients
Penny Johnson Stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Paper is Magnolia
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Nesties
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Ribbon, Pin and Pearls from stash


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card they were lovely to read and very much appreciated.
Hugs Debbie x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Pink, Pearly and Pretty Celebration
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - #67 Birthday Girls

Thursday, 19 July 2012

LOTV - Blossom

Hello Peeps,  I know it's been a while and I know I'm a useless blogger. I have lots of reasons for not posting, but it would take a lifetime to tell you and I think we would all rather make some cards.
Also I've heard a rumour that we are expecting some summer weather this weekend, what do you think, are those pigs flying yet?
Anyway now that my mojo is back I've managed to make some cards recently and I have one to show you today and here it is.


I so adore this image from Lili of the Valley and it's the first time I've inked her up. I treated myself to the Tim Holtz - on the edge doily die and I love it and think it works perfectly with this card.

Ingredients Used Are
 Lili of the Valley Image coloured
with Promarkers
Lucy Cromwell Papers from Papermania
Nesties and Memory Box Dies
Flowers and Ribbon Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls and Cute button from stash

I hope you all like the card and I have a new motto 'I must do better with blogging and try and blog more often'. Have a great weekend friends and thank you for sticking with me.

Hugs Debbie x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Lets Ink it Up - #25 All Girl
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - #18 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A New Baby

Hello Friends, I know its been a while since my last blog post, my excuse is I've been quite poorly again and sometimes things like blogging have to take the back burner. I'm feeling a lot better now as I've had some of my medication increased. Mind you it hasn't stopped me from making cards! The card I'm showing today is one I've made for some friends who have had their first baby.


Recipe
Stamp Pink Gem coloured with Promarkers
Papers Docrafts Country Companions 'Lovers Lane'
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Nesties
Card Candi
Sentiment is Personal Impressions
Lace, ribbon and bling from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - #37 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #123 Celebrations 'new baby'
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - New Baby

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you liked my little creation, any comments you leave are always lovely to read.

Enjoy the weather and don't forget the sunscreen!!

Hugs
Debbie x

 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Is Spring in the Air?

Hello again Friends, it's a late posting from me tonight. I've had a lovely day off making some cards and catching up on some TV. I've a first aid course tomorrow which I've got to be up early for, so I really should be in the land of nod. Before I go off to bed I thought I would share with you a card I made a couple of weeks ago. It's another Elisabeth Bell stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. I'm such a fan of her stamps and I think this one is so sweet.
Recipe
Elisabeth Bell stamp
coloured with Promarkers
Flowers and Lace are Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems from stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Crafts - wk 47 'Spring is in the Air'
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #85 Always Anything Goes

A big thank you for all the comments on my last card, they are so lovely to read. Have a great week.
Hugs Debbie x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Journey

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a lovely Easter? I worked all Easter weekend, no rest for me and no crafting!  (boo hoo) Anyhoo, I've got a couple of days off this week so hopefully I will get some cards done. Need loads of them to sell for charity.

Any way on to my card that I  have made for the boyfriends dad, whose birthday is this week. It's a favourite boy/man stamp of mine from Lili of the Valley. Their stamps are just so cute!


Recipe
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Kraft and Papermania Portobello Road
Glossy accents
Gems from stash

A nice quick card which I am entering into the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's Challenge - #63 It's a man thing!
Totally Papercrafts - Friday Challenge - Things with wings - I hope this counts if not please delete!
Anything Goes challenge - challenge 64 anything goes at anything goes
Make it Monday - Challenge #84
I hope you like this card, I just so love those papers! Have a great week ahead.
Hugs
Debbie x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Daisy

Hello friends I hope you are all keeping well? I really don't know where the time goes! I've been so busy with work recently that I've not had a lot of time to myself. Anyway I did find time to make this card for my buddy Leigh Jones aka Charity Crafter, it was her birthday last week.

This stamp has got to be one of my favourites of all time and I was so pleased that Elisabeth Bell decided to license it to Elphine House after she withdrew her stamps from Sugar Nellie. I purchased the stamp from Elphine House which cost appx £10 inc postage, which was a lot cheaper than what the stamp was going for on Ebay!

So on to the card.........

Recipe
Elisabeth Bell stamp 'Daisy'
coloured with Promarkers
Papers are Wild Rose Studio
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Marianne Designs Die
Xcut Butterfly Punch
Cuddly Buddly Sentiment Stamp
Ribbons, gems, pearls and stick pin all from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Elphine House - 'Rain or Shine' I've chosen shine as this a lovely spring card
Make it Monday - No. 82 - Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - No. 209 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you all like my little creation, thank you for looking and any comments you leave are always lovely to read. I'm on holiday from Wednesday so after I get back from my trip to Stoke on Trent I'm going to be on a mission to visit all my friends blogs and get some serious card making in.

Have a great week,
Hugs Debbie x





Thursday, 2 February 2012

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hello Friends, I hope you're all having a good week and staying in doors all wrapped up, it's blooming cold at the moment and extremely windy. I have spent today indoors, making a card using a Simply Sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie. I do love Krista Smith's stamps and digis they are so lovely to colour and I couldn't resist purchasing some more digis from her Etsy shop while she had her promotion on. Just waiting for them to hit my in box! Anyway here's my creation, I hope you like it?


Recipe
coloured with Promarkers
Lace from The Ribbon Girl
Dewdrops from stash
Sentiment Personal Impressions
  
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - #20 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Ditzy-craftymess - #1 Anything Goes

Have a great week peeps and those going to Bluewater have a great time, unfortunately pennies are short so I wont be there, take care all.
Hugs Debbie x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

My Favourite Stamp

Hello Friends, I hope you've all had a good weekend? It's been a bright but chilly day here in Southend. I had a request from the boyfriend to make a thank you card for his cousins daughter and the brief was 'pink and fairies'. So I dug out my favourite LOTV stamp which was one of the first I ever bought.



Recipe
LOTV image coloured with Promarkers
Papers Pink Petticoat and Dovecraft Fairytale
Nesties
Sentiment Personal Impressions
Lace from Local Wool Shop
Dewdrops the Ribbon Girl
Glamour Dust

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Lilies Little Fairies - Challenge 2 Your favourite LOTV stamp
Stampin for the Weekend - Challenge 24 Out with the Old
Dream Valley Challenge - # 23 anything Goes
Lets Ink it Up - #19 Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenge - #57 Giving Thanks/Thank You
Divas by Design - #18 New Beginnings and/or Thanks

I would like to say a big thank you for all the comments that have been left on my recent cards, I really appreciate the time that you take to look at my blog. 
Hugs
Debbie x

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

I do love a nice strawberry!

Hello all, I hope you are having a good week so far? I'm on a bit of a roll this week, this is my second post! I've got two days off and plan on inking up some new stamps and using new stash on some cards, I have loads of birthdays coming up.  Anyway on to my card today which is using a Molly Bloom stamp. Anyway I do hope you like a nice strawberry!


Recipe
Molly Bloom stamp from Crafts 4 You
coloured with Promarkers
Papers free with magazine
Kraft card from Dies to Die For
Flowers for Wild Orchid Crafts
Nesties
Charm and dew drops from Ebay
Doilie, pins and ribbon all from stash

I hope you all like my little creation? I would also like to say a big thank you for the comments on my last card, they are so nice to read.
Hugs
Debbie x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - Week 40 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #31 - Inspired by a Song - My song is Strawberry Fields by The Beatles

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Hello and Happy 2012 to you All

Hello everyone, I hope you have all recovered from all the festivities. Christmas was over for me pretty quickly as I had to work Boxing day and New Year, but I did have a lovely christmas day.

I would like to thank my crafting buddies Lorraine and Leigh for my lovely crafting christmas goodies, I was so spoilt by them.

I did promise that I was going to be more active with my blog this year and so here is my first card for 2012. It's using a new stamp from Bild malarna that I've been itching to ink up. So a big thanks to the boyfriend for getting it for me....he has great taste..lol, even though I had to point him in the right direction.


Recipe
Bild Malarna stamp from crafts-4-you coloured with Promarkers
Nellie Snellen and Martha Stewart Dies
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment Pink Gem
Papers Papermania
Pins, pearls and ribbon from stash

Have a great weekend peeps, I'm now planning an evening of pure trash on the TV and making some thank you cards.
Hugs
Debbie x


This card is also being entered in to the following challenges.

Bildmalarna Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Something New - My new stamp
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - New Something -  My new stamp
Sassy Studios Designs - Something New -  My new stamp
My Mums Craft Shop - Something New -  My new stamp

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