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Monday, 1 September 2014

Background Tutorial



Hi there, Mitzi from Aurora wings has asked me to write up a tutorial for the background I have used on my box, it was just an old box my hubby kept his fishing floats in and was going to throw away.
I sprayed it all over with acrylic paint before decorating it.



You can find my tutorial over at Aurora Wings challenge blog please be gentle with me this is my first tutorial
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Luna competition

Hi there, there's a fun competition going on at the kitandclowder facebook page, it's bright coloured hair, you even get the image free from Polka doodles.
I coloured her with copics used first edition papers, Impresion obsession Bird die, oval spellbinder and  pom pom braid. Thank you Alyce for all your freebies and hard work with the colouring classes. 

I'm entering this in the following;
Stamping sensation Anything goes
Robyns fetish Use a Digi
Come and get it Things with wings
Cute card Thursday Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 29 August 2014

Desert Rose from Aurora Wings

Hi there, we are showcasing a gorgeous new image from Aurora Wings she is called Desert Rose and you can get her from  HERE. there is a discount code available until the end of August at either shop it's
"CRAFTINGFUN!)"
  if you pop over to AuroraWings showcase.blog you can see what my fellow teamies have made with this beauty.

I have coloured her with copics, and used chalk on the background, the papers are from K & Co, sissex swirl die, Marianne header die some gems a couple of leaf charms, chain and an old ear ring.

Skin- E11,E21,E00,E000
Skirt-YG00,YG21,YG23,YG25 G05
Top-YR21,YR 16, BG 09
Hair- C01,C03,C05,C07,C09




You still have until 31st August to enter our facebook challenge the theme is "Mermaid Madness"
I'm entering this in the following;
Tuesday throwdown Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
Stampavie CAS
inky impressions Anything goes
crafty creations challenges Old Ear ring
cute card Thursday Anything goes
fairytale-challenge CAS
Daring cardmakers CAS
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

DT Call for Sugar Nellie

Hi there, I notice they are having a DT call at Sugar Nellie ,
I have a soft spot for these stamps, they were my first stamp addiction, I got my box out the other night and to my amazement I have 36 stamps, after looking at them I fell in love with them all over again, I just had to have a play, so I made a couple of  Christmas cards.
I coloured them with copics used first edition and Bo Bunny papers, lashings of glitter Joy snowflake dies, Joanna Sheen banner, Sue Wilson Bow, Nellie Christmas tree.
I've used Snow Juggler    and the other has been retired from  funkykits 
  


So on to the important things...We do have some requirements for any newbies joining our team and if you feel you can meet the requirements then this may be for you!! 

 
  • You must be able to commit to a 4 month term initially - this will be reviewed at the end of the term 
  • You must be able to complete projects on time and add them to our DT page 
  • You must be post your project on your own blog each month 
  • You will make comments on the entries to the challenge on your allocated numbers each month 
  • You must be able to take a good photo of your project  
  • You must have an active blog and Facebook account - the DT stuff is managed on our Facebook page

We want newbies that love all things Sugar Nellie and they will be great at promoting the products through their own work.  So if you meet the requirements and are interested in joining the team then what you need to do to apply is follow the instructions below: 

  • make a card using a Sugar Nellie stamp (rubber or digi) 
  • upload it on the linky thing on The Sugar Bowl DT Call post
  • post your card on your own blog linking to the DT Call
  • display our DT Call badge on your post aswell 

This DT Call will close on 11th September 2014 and the successful applicants will be notified soon after this date in time to start with our challenge on 25th September 2014. 
Good luck.
Hugs 
Debs

Saturday, 23 August 2014

New Digi

Hiya, I thought I would share a new Digi company they are called PPinkydolls an Etsy shop, her images are gorgeous, this one is called Air Dreamer  she's so cute.
I'm on holiday this week, we haven't gone anywhere just need to get some maintenance done on the workshop and house, and it's much easier if the workshop is empty.
Also my Son and his family are moving house so I have a feeling we will be needed there, Babysitting duty (I hope) 
I coloured her with copics, used basic grey papers, Spellbinders and Joy Dies, some paper clay for the bird and fleur, paper flowers and Frantage sprinkled very liberally .


I'm entering this in the following;
the sweetpea stampers Embossing (Frantage)
top tip Tuesday Anything goes
papertake weekly To die for
creative card crew Embossing (Frantage)
inky impressions Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 15 August 2014

Aurora Wings, Sea Turtle Kiss

Hi there, we have a new release for you today, from Aurora Wings showcase this one is called
 "Sea Turtle Kiss" one of the Mer Tots collection


I coloured the image I had flipped, with copics, airbrushed the backgound using my copics, the papers are from MicheleRDesign seascape instant download my printer is running low on ink and the papers came out this beautiful lilac colour instead of a minky brown, but I really liked it so decided to use them, I teamed them with Bazill sparkle card, Memory box heart die, spellbinder ovals, a castle charm, organza netting, pearl heart slider, pearl heart, perfect liquid pearls and some flowers from my stash.

You can buy this gorgeous Sea Turtle Kiss image at the
If you pop across to the Aurora wings showcase blog you can see all the other gorgeous creations from my fellow DT's , come and join us at our Facebook page

I'm entering this in the following;
Bunny zoes crafts Summer colours
love to create (The Little Mermaid) inspired by song , book or film
Stamping sensation Anything goes
the squirrel and the fox Anything goes
crafty calendar challenge Anything goes
my time to craft Unusual hair colour
Hugs Debs

Monday, 4 August 2014

Some exciting Aurora Wings news

Hi there, I have some really exciting news to share with you today.
Yay I'm now one of the new team of ladies on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog
I absolutely love these images and I feel so proud and honored to be on the team,
what it involves is we get to play with all the gorgeous new images as they are released, he he, my dream job.

The first image Mitzi has given us is "The Secret" two gorgeous little mermaids whispering secrets, it makes me think of my wonderful sister, so if you can't resist it you can buy it from 


Isn't it gorgeous and It was a dream to colour, I used copics, cream bazill basics, Graphic45 By the Sea papers, Spellbinders oval, Marianne shells, starfish,and anchor, shaped flourish, Tim Holtz swirl, The Hobby House crystals, some gold chain on the anchor and pearl drops in the hair.



The challenge this month is to use a "Sprite" these are adorable little flower people, but I must warn you they are very addictive . We would love to see your lovely creations on our Facebook page don't be shy.
I'm entering mine into the following;
Emerald Faeries Pearls and swirls
Stamping sensation Anything goes
Allsorts Favorite things (Mermaids)
Crafty calendar Anything goes
Fairytale Sun, Sea Beach
CRAFT Wish you were here
Inky impressions Anything goes
Simon says Anything goes

Hugs Debs





Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge use a digi

Hiya, well another roasting day here, I'm so pleased I invested in a fan for my Cave,
I'm afraid this is my last challenge with The Crafters Cafe, I've really enjoyed my time there.
For this challenge it's
Use A Digi
so a great one to finish on, we are sponsored by Doctor-digi and the image I have used is Davey-Dunderton
I coloured him with copics, used My Minds Eye  paper Stamps Away alphabet stamps, nestie and a scull charm.


I'm entering this in the following
the pink elephant Anything goes
the squirrel and the fox. song or movie (Get it on}
crafty catz weekly Anything goes
fairytale Use a digi
inky impressions Anything goes
simon says stamp Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Aurora Wings,Christmas

Hi there, having a really pleasant weekend after a mega stressful week at work, I can almost feel myself relax, if you know what I mean.
What better way to relax than to do a bit of colouring, I'm using one of my new addictions Mistletoe Fairy from the Big Eyes collection, by the talented Mitzi at Aurora Wings 


I decided to make an easel card as I haven't done one for a while.
I used K & Co Papers, Ranger Liquid Pearls white opal for the mistletoe berries, Pearl and stars from The Hobby House, Joy snwflake dies, Marianne Poinsetta die and Spellbinder circle and ovals, the ribbon is from my bit box and the sentiment is a HOTP. 


Copics I used
Skin-E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Bow and dress R81, R83, R85
Mistletoe and eyes- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG05
Fur- YG0000, YG00


I'm entering this in the following
crafting at the weekend Anything goes
4 krafty girlz Anything goes
aud sentiments challenge Christmas in July
CRAFT Christmas
charisma cardz Anything goes

Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Crafters Cafe Birthday Challenge

Hiya, hope your all well, and getting plenty of crafting done.
We have a great easy theme for you this week at The crafters cafe it's
"Birthday"
So chance to catch up with all those birthdays you have coming,
We are sponsored this week by sassy studio designs and they generously supplied us with Disney Fan
I coloured her with copics used HOTP papers, EK swirl  punch, Happy birthday die black and red gems and a scrap of ribbon from my bit box,



It's forecast a heatwave here for the next few days, followed by thunder storms, 
whenever it's that really hard rain with big splashes it reminds me of when I was a child and my Mum would say "It's colouring book time" so maybe this weekend it will be digi time. lol
I'm entering this in the following;
fussy and fancy All about the girls
simon says stamp Spots and dots
tuesday throwdown vacation (Disney land)
incywincy designs ribbon
lexis creations Black white plus one other
Can't wait to see what you do.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 14 July 2014

Aurora Wings Mushrooms

Hi there , a couple of firsts for me today, first is a new to me company Aurora Wings that sells the most amazing digital images you could wish for, I was certainly spoilt for choice , in fact I went back twice and bought some more. lol.
This one is from the Sprites collection called Mushrooms .
The second first was to try and use Frantage mmm not sure about that, far to random for my brain to take in, I'll let you into a secret I've had this tub of Frantage for about a year and not touched it, but I dropped a pen on my image and it was the only thing I could think of to save it.

 I used the following copics
Skin--E000.E00.E21.E11.R20
orange mushroom--YR14.YR18.E15.E18
Green mushroom--YG03.YG63.YG67.G99
Yellow mushroom--Y15.Y17.Y18.Y38.E15.E18
Caps--W1.W2.W3.W5
Ground--YG93.YG95.G99

I used Bo Bunny Autumn song paper,spellbinder oval scallop, tim Holtz distress ink and ticket, paper Autumn flowers and a clock die cut.
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty creations challenges Lets Party
cute card Thursday Pretty papers
charisma cardz Anything goes
fussy and fancy All about the girls
craft your passion Citrus, tropical colours
Thats it for me today, see you on Wednesday
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge, Red, White & Blue

Hiya, are you enjoying the sunshine if you have some where you live, we are having a gorgeous week, it's so good not having to get togged up to walk the dogs.
A great challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this week, it's a colour scheme, Red White & Blue.
We are being sponsored by lacysunshine this week and I have used Wilkes the Pirate and Parrot Whiskey
isn't he the cutest little Pirate ever?


I coloured him with copics, used first edition papers, memory box cloud die, Hobby House Pearls and a sentiment rub on.
I'm entering this in the following;
inky impressions Red, white and blue
the stamping boutique Red, white and blue
creative card crew Masculine
papertake weekly Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown Anything goes
Hugs Debs


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Crafters Cafe Distress it Challenge

Hiya, we have a great challenge this week at The Crafters cafe it's
"Distress It"
and we are being sponsored by qkr stampede
they kindly gave me Cowboy Bath to play with, isn't he great?
I coloured him with copics, used Bo Bunny papers that I distressed with ink, used a spellbinder square nestie, Tom Holtz ticket and I made the fleur's with paper clay that I distressed with ink.


I,m entering this in the following;
paper pretties Summer fun
inky impressions for the boys
oldie but a goodie masculine
love to create Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Crafter's Cafe, Masculine Challenge

Hi there, I know I'm late with my post again, there just doesn't seem enough hours in the day.
My Mother in Law is making steady progress she's on her seventh week in hospital now following her strokes, I can't believe what a fighter she is, and the nursing staff are amazing.
The theme this week at crafters cafe is 
"MASCULINE"
perfect timing for your Fathers Day cards.
We are being sponsored by Bugaboo stamps and i have chosen Johnny Cool for my card.
I've coloured him with copics, 3D laqured his sunglasses, used spellbinder nesties and the Paper mill star dies, I think the sentiment stamp is a Woodware one, I've no idea as they are all mixed up, lol 
Love to see your entries this week you have a week to get them in.


I'm entering this in the following;
charisma cardz Fathers day
creative knockouts die cut/punch
CRAFT Father's day
crafts4eternity For the boys
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
fabnfunky challenges Father's Day
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Guest DT for Lexi

Hi there, I was a Guest DT at lexis creations this week.
The theme is "BIRTHDAY" so a nice easy one for you.
I was given Ellie blowin bubbles from fairy dust crafts to play with.
I coloured her with copics used Kraft paper  and some NitWit papers, ribbon and buttons from stash, Joanna Sheen banner die and a scallop nestie.

I'm entering this in the following;
allsorts Happy Birthday
totally gorjuss Buttons and/ or bows
OSAAT Anything goes
Stamping Sensation Anything goes
card mania challenges Clean and simple
love to create Cute with punches and dies
the pink elephant Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Crafter's Cafe, Girly Challenge

Hi there, long time no speak, sorry I've been MIA few family issues, but what better way to take your mind of things than a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe and this week it's
"GIRLY"
what a great theme,
I was sponsored by Delicious Doodles and this gorgeous image is called LILLETH


I coloured her with copics, used first edition papers, the flower staemens are 3D laquered, ribbon from stash, paper flowers, Joy leaf die cut, butterfly die cut and some gems for the butterflies body.
I'm entering this in the following;
paper pretties Flowers
crafty creations challenges Flowers and Die cuts
inky impressions bingo; Flowers, Ribbon, Bling
The squirrel and the fox Lets here it for the girls
Stamping Sensations Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Forgot this one

Hi there, hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, we've spent all weekend putting a greenhouse together!!! I sure am pleased my parents bought me a meccano set when I was lickle , it certainly brought back memories, but we managed it AND it's got some plants in as well, we are hoping for lots of home grown veggies this year. Should help with the diet. lol.
Forgot to post this so better late than never.
A gorgeous Sassy Cheryl image coloured with copics, first edition papers, ribbon and dragonfly from stash, Joy leaf die and nestie scallops, paper flowers and brads.


I'm entering this in the following;
sassy cheryl's April showers &/or Flowers
the squirrel and the fox Dies and Punches
OSAAT Anything goes
Come & get it Spring flowers
A gem of a challange Cute and Cuddly
creative inspirations Cute Charecters

Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Glitter

Hi there, sorry I've been missing in action for the last two weeks , but my MIL has been poorly so we are having hospital visiting, and its 26 miles away so taking a lot of our evenings up.
We have a great theme this week at The crafters cafe it's
ADD GLITTER
we all love a bit of sparkle so what a perfect excuse.


We are being sponsored by Rick St Dennis this week and he kindly gave us all an image to play with.
I coloured my Felicity faerie queene with copics, used DCWV papers, nesties,ribbon and slider from stash, and assorted paper flowers, joy leaf die and a rub on.
I have glittered her shoes, wings, wand and crown, although it doesn't show up very well in this photo.
I'm entering this in the following
abc-challenge J= Just as you like it
Tuesday throwdown Lots of sparkle
card mania Fairies
the squirrel and the fox Use a die cut or punch
Stamping Sensations Use a die cut or punches
Robyns fetish Square card
crafty calendar Things with wings

Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Spring

Hi there, I can't believe I've not posted for a fortnight, where does the time go?
This week at The Crafter's cafe the theme is 
"SPRING"
I must say it has been very springlike in my little corner of the world, and gorgeous with all the flowers out in bloom,
Here is my card for the Spring theme, it's actually an Easter card my tag is covering the sentiment at the bottom.


I've used a LOTV stamp, coloured with copics, first edition papers, nestie, making memories border die, cherry lynn butterflies dies and flower punch, there's also a few pearls on the flowers and butterflies.
I'm entering this card in the following;
Stampavie Easter
Paper pretties Punches
papertake Spring has sprung
oldie but a goodie April showers
OSAAT Flowers
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Doodling Challenge

Hi there, we have a great theme this week at The Crafter's cafe this week and that's 
"DOODLING"
so simple add some doodling somewhere on your card.
Art by Miran kindly gave us an image to use, and is sponsoring us along with Scrappers delights this week.

 Creative Inspiration

I chose Big Eyed Girl coloured her with copics, used basic grey papers and doodled with a black Sakura pen, and green bazill card stock with a nestie.
I'm entering this in the following:

art by miran challenge Anything goes
Stampavie Girly
abc-challenge H=Hair
creative inspirations It's a girl thing
Stamping Sensation All in the pink
pile it on Pretty hair
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Sassy Mother's Day

Hi there, well the good weather didn't last very long, it's back to cold winds again. Never mind it's nice and warm in my Bat Cave.
I must say I really enjoyed being a DT on all my different challenge sites, but I made a decision to take more time for myself, so I retired from all bar one, The Crafter's Cafe and I'm loving not Having to craft if I don't want to, therefore I'm enjoying my crafting time even more. I don't know how long it will last before I get fed up but at the moment I'm enjoying the freedom.


Here's another Mother's Day card using Sassy cheryl's cup-of-cocoa
I coloured her with copics, paper pieced the chair, the paper was a freebie from a magazine last year, making memories banner and flower dies, rub ons and a bit of ribbon from my stash.
I'm going to enter this in the following;
sassy cheryls challenge Lots of layers
Tuesday throwdown Tic Tac Toe (paper piecing, Digi, Flowers
papertake Mum or girlie
Emerald faeries Pretty in pink
Stamping Sensation Pretty in Pink
OSAAT Use a Digi
Allsorts Pretty in Pink.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 14 March 2014

Mothers Day

Hi there, I thought I ought to make a start on my Mother's Day cards, time just seems to be flying bye at the moment, maybe its because we are so busy at work but no sooner do I start on Monday, turn round and its Friday, 


I've used a lovely Sassy Cheryl image called Gilbert Shmilbert, I coloured him with copics used Echo Park papers, Nestie's and a little woode bird that I coloured and the coated in 3D laquer.
I'm entering this in the following:
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
Simon says Mother's Day
sassy cheryls challenge Anything  goes
love to create anything goes
lexis creations Mother's Day
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge.....Flowers

Hi there, the theme at The Crafter's Cafe is very apt for us here in the sunny UK.
Spring has arrived and every where you look there's new shoots poking through, carpets of daffodils and blankets of snowdrops, it certainly makes the world feel a better place.
The theme is "FLOWERS" it doesn't have to be a picture of flowers, just flowers some where on your card, easy one ? yep.

this is Cider apple from lacy sunshine who are sponsoring us this week, we are also being sponsored by meljens designs .

I coloured her with copics, used first edition papers, nestie's, ribbon from stash, Joy leaf die,some old prima flowers, pearls and a ribbon slider.
I'm entering this in the following;
inky impressions Go green
top tip tuesday 3,5or7 (3 flowers, gems and leaves)
oldie but a goodie Spring has sprung
love to create Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Crafters Cafe #52

"PINK, RED and WHITE"
That's the theme at The crafter's cafe this week, I love a colour theme, and this one was great fun.

Guylous inimitability sponsored us and this is House 1 from there shop.
I coloured it with copics and used a LOTV sentiment stamp, with nesties and a few crafts too punches to make the flowers and some pink gems for the centers.


I'm entering this in the following;
OSAAT Anything goes
Stamping sensations Pretty in pink
IDIC Anything goes
Come and get it Flowers
challenges 4 everybody Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 21 February 2014

Whimsy DT Call

Hi there, thought  I would share with you something I found out today
"Whimsy are having a DT Call"
you can read all about it HERE but you have to be quick, the closing date is Feb 23rd.
Here are a few of my fave makes






Wish you all luck
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Crafter's Cafe #50

Hi there, well it's time for the new challenge at The crafter's cafe, this week seems to have flown bye, the theme for this week is 
"HEARTS"
Just in time for those last minute Valentine cards.
I've had this heart charm in my stash for a couple of years, just waiting for the right card, and I think this is just the right one, with Delicious doodles gothic bride groom that I coloured with just the C greys from my copics, DCWV papers, Tim Holtz Love ticket and a bit of silver grey ribbon from my stash.


I'm entering this into the following;
oldie but a goodie  Valentine
lexis creations Valentines day/love
card mania Love is all around
challenges 4 everybody Anything goes
crafty calendar Love is all around
allsorts Colour beginning with B Black
pink gem All you need is love
Creative romance Show us some love
the sweetpea stampers Valentines Day / Love

Friday, 7 February 2014

I love you ......this much

Hi there, I'm really looking forward to the weekend, it's my husband and my birthday on Sunday, yes we share the same day, at least he doesn't forget when it is, and we are meeting my son, daughter in law and gorgeous granddaughter Amelie for a meal, I can't wait for my cuddles, it seems ages since I've had one.
Isn't this image fantastic it's come-on-get-happy from Sassy Cheryl I'm so in love with her drawing, they have the cutest expressions. I thought this one would make a lovely Valentines Day card.



I coloured him with copics, used Bunny Boo papers, computer generated sentiment, marrianne heart die and a clear gem.
I'm entering this in the following;
sassy cheryl's challenge All about hearts
the sweetpea stampers Valentines Day/Love
fussy and fancy Be my Valentine
crafty catz love is in the air
crafts4eternity with love
cute card Thursday Lots of love
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Artbymiran

Hi there, hope you've had a great weekend, it's been like a Spring day here today, really lovely.
I'm using a new digi this is Rosie from Artbymiran and they are having a DT Call Here

I've coloured Rosie with my copics, used first edition papers, pink ribbon and a pearl ribbon slider, Delish sentiment rub on, Nestie die and some paper leaves and roses from my stash.

I tried to keep this card quite pastel, my last few have been quite bright
I thought it would make a nice Mothers Day Card.

I'm entering this in the following;
Artbymiran Facebook Girly Challenge
Pile it on Ribbon
OSAAT Anything goes
Totally gorjuss Sunny colours
totally papercrafts Clean and Simple
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Crafter's Cafe, #48, Ribbon and/or Lace

Hi there, can I just say thank you and welcome to my new followers, I really appreciate you stopping by and supporting me.
This week at The Crafter's cafe the theme is a real easy one
"RIBBON AND/OR LACE"
We are sponsored this week by
Digital Delights
Lacy Sunshine
Fred she said
I am using a Lacy Sunshine image called Delivery Of Love isn't she just gorgeous, these images are great to colour.


I made this image into a Valentines card.
The image was coloured with copics, BoBunny papers, green lace and a green ribbon flower, the sentiment is computer generated.
I love these colours together, I would never have dreamed of using them but they go so well with the papers.
I'm entering this in the following;
created with love Anything goes
challenges 4 everybody Anything goes
Stampavie Valentine
Looking forward to seeing what you make.