Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Shy Hilda

Hi there here is my third calendar this is using Shy Hilda, the papers are from one of my Christmas packs, you'd never tell would you. This one is for my next door neighbour.
I've used the sketch from The Pink Elephant they gave us a choice of two, I might pop back and use the other sketch aswell , I shall also enter it into Creative Card Crew's challenge they say anything goes, I shall have to run now as I'm watching the second installment of Triffids in a bit.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 28 December 2009


Hi all, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year, I decided to make a few calendars instead of New Year cards, that way they last a bit longer.
This one is for the Sketch and Stash challenge who provided us with a lovely sketch, I've changed it a tad and taken the two flowers of the sides, didn't think this card needed anything else.
My gorgeous son and DIL brought me Dexter for Christmas, I've wanted some Motivet stamps for ages they also got me Shy Hilda she's facing the ink tomorrow for another calendar.
Hope to be back tomorrow.

Monday, 21 December 2009


Hiya, hope your all nearly ready, I'm no where near yet, but I finish work tomorrow so its all systems go. I brought 5 off these little calendar books thinking that I could make some calendars as stocking fillas, well I've only managed time to make 1 so I guess my Mum will get it, I might have a bit of time between christmas and new year so they will have to be new year pressies :0)
Charisma Cardz Anything but Christmas
WOJ Sketch
SCSC last minute gifts
Allsorts anything but a card
I used a Whiff of joy stamp coloured with copics, bazill card, not sure of the paper, ribbon and flowers are off my sister.
In case I dont get back MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all .
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

ICS no 47

Hiya, well this is the last sketch for this year, how the time flies.

Here is Dawns amazing sketch number 47, remember you can do what you like with the sketch as long as its still visable, and you have fun.

One of our DT's Wendi is very kindly donating some gorgeous blog candy this week as the prize.

Here is my card, afraid the colours haven't come out too well (night photography) but hey after next week the days start to get longer again grrrrrreat,
Aswell as using Dawns sketch from ICS I have used the colour scheme from Stampin for the weekend that wanted us to use blue and brown Stamp something asked for a winter wonderland, Just Magnolia wanted a Christmas card, Creative inspirations said no red or green and Simon Says said let it snow.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with last weeks cards were amazing.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 11 December 2009


This one is a bit out of my comfort zone , I had it planned in my head how it would look, and it was nothing like this:0) I used a chipboard tree inked with shabby shutters and then stamped on top with a impression obsession stamp in the shabby shutters again, i wrapped it with a paper ribbon, used my minds eye paper and glitter card for the bottom, finshing of with a hotp big brad.
I'm putting this card into 3 challenges
Posh designs scrapbook store sketch with ribbon/trim and a chipboard shape.
Everybody art challenge Red and green.
Stampavie red and green
take care
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Hi, this card is for two challenges, I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious and they also wanted you to use vellum so I tore a strip for the sentiment to go on. My Time to craft asked for Christmas Foliage so even though holly berries are not pink in real life I thought they would still count.
Ive used a Lili of the valley stamp that I coloured with copics and loads of glitter, My minds eye papers, nesties, a coupe of white brads that i coloured with copics then glittered.
Take care.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

ICS no 46

Hiya, another great sketch from Dawn and another Christmas card off my list, remember you can twist flip rotate anything as long as its recognisable. Just enjoy.
We are sponsored this week by Steph from The Stamping Boutique the winner will recieve The 12 days of Christmas Snowmen digi stamps. Us DT were lucky enough to have been given a choice of a digi to make our cards with , mine is called Mail Girl. I used K&Co papers , copics, gold mirri card red ribbon, HOTP flowers, 2 holly berries off one of my decorations( they are starting to look a bit bald as i keep pinching bits) black card and a Whimsy greeting stamp.
Please pop over to ICS this week and join in the fun.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 7 December 2009


Evening, hows everyone going with your Christmas cards? Think I might have to buy a box ( hangs her head in shame) for just the odd person. Brought this stamp a few weeks ago so I thought I'd better get a few more cards out of it before it gets put away for a while.
Colour Create colour scheme
Pink Elephant fave colour scheme.
This is a new colour schemefor me but I really like it so I'm entering it for the pink elephant challenge aswell.
Take care and I'll see you tomorrow for the ics challenge.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 4 December 2009


Hiya, its ages since I've been able to play, time of year at work I'm afraid, mega busy, but I still need more Christmas cards. This is one for a dear friend of mine, its using a Magnolia snowman My minds eye and bazill paper loads of glitter that isn't showing up very well, and a setiment brad at the bottom.
Crafty Calendar Winter Sparkle
Stampavie Christmas
Off to an early Christmas dinner tomorow night so I'm hoping to be back on Sunday with another card, Take care
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

ICS no 45

Hi there, what an awsome sketch Dawn has given us to work with, I found it a pleasure to use, Dawn is also giving the winner some candy, so why not have a go you can twist , flip rotate anything really as long as the sketch is still visable.

I was lucky enough to win a challenge a few weeks ago and my prize was four digi images from Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps you really must pop across and have a look they are gorgeous, one of mine is this partridge in a pear tree, Ithink it makes a great Christmas card coupled with Dawns sketch. I coloured it with copics mounted it on bazill basics and my minds eye dp , fiskars threading water punch bit of red ribbon, hero arts crystal snowflakes and diamante ribbon slider both of these of my sister, thank you mwahh,

Please pop over to ICS and join in the fun.

Hugs Debs

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Hi hope your well, had a little play last night and didn't get time to post it so I'm doing it now, not quite sure if I like brown on a Christmas card or not. Oooops Just noticed I forgot to glitter the hat, I'll have to do that
Used WOJ stamp coloured with me copics, nesties, brown bazill, my minds eye papers, velvet ribbon , prima flowers, bead cap and gem brad. (and a bit of glitter)
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Hi there, just a quicky, made this card using stamptivity snowman and clown stamp, coloured with copics and matted using my nesties. HOTP papers an white pearlescent card, jelly tots,cuttlebug snowflake,loads of glitter, snowflake brad and ribbon from stash.
Charisma Cardz Sketch
Colour Create colours scheme
Simon Says Winter Love
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

ICS #44

Hi there, this is an amazing sketch Dawn has designed for us this week. Remember you can turn , flip, rotate anything really, just remember to enjoy yourself.

We are sponsered this week by Squigglefly .com Asley is giving the winner 3 wonderfull images

I know, I'm getting a bit predictable, another easel card,but I wanted to see how an A5 one turned out, this is for a freind of mine its her birthday on 20th Dec so i always seem to rush her card as I'm busy with last minute preps, so this year she's got a good one.

This is my fairy godmother stamp from Butterfly Kisses coloured with copics, lots and lots of glitter, K&Co papers, pink bazill,nesties,EK punches,bead cap and gem brad from stash.

Not keen on these dark nights for photo shots, even with my daylight bulb, might ask Santa for a photo box for Christmas or see if hubby can make me one, he's pretty handy.

The cards you made last week were brilliant, I hope you'll join us again this week at ICS

Hugs Debs

Monday, 23 November 2009


Evening, must be going through a lilac phase, this is one of my fave stamps from Sugar Nellie, I coloured it with copics, used bazill and the pattern is from some one called Clover, used my nesties, cuttlebug snowflakes, Debbi Moore ribbon, Glitter and a angel charm.
I'm entering this for four challenges.
Pile it on Rub ons
Create4fun Sketch
Creative Inspirations Sparkle
Creative Belli Blog Christmas Embellishment
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 22 November 2009


Hi there, sorry I havn't been about much but I had a rush job to do for Debbi Moore Designs.
I've made another easel card, I'm really loving these at the moment , my photo is the pits though, the colour is the top one, not quite sure what happened to the second but I'm to tired to go back and try again.

This is for Sunday sketch and stamp, their sketch is brill and so is the dt cards, I've used a Debbi Moore stamp, ribbon and gems, think the paper is an old dovecraft and i coloured it with copics.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

With love

Evening, hope everyone is well. Its mighty windy here today I dont know about bracing.
This card sort of fell together I chose my paper I wanted to use and the rest just happened not very often that happens I can tell you. The sketch is from Everybody Art and I love it. The recipe is from Lili of the valley- 3 papers , never quite sure if you count your layering, so I did.
2 Stamps- A new one from LOTV and the sentiment was from a Little Claire set, 1 type of embellishment , I chose brads, I dont think the flowers count as I made them using the papers.
LOTV Recipe
Everybody art Sketch
Hope to be back on Friday
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

ics no. 43

Hi there we have yet another great sketch from Dawn this week, remember you flip, twist, turn anything as long as its still visable just have fun. The entries last week were totally amazing, so much talent out there.

I've used a new stamp from Lili of the Valley, I brought it when I went to the NEC and met the wonderful girls from the LOTV. Orange seems to be my colour at the moment, I'm using it quite alot. Papers are by my minds eye , bazill bling nesties, Martha punch, copics, chalk and a couple of leaves that was on an old flower arangement looking a little bald in Hope you find time to join us at ICS.
this week
Hugs Debs

Monday, 16 November 2009


Hiya, I've made a round card today, Anyone for Anya asked for rounds on the card then when I saw the sketch on the Pink Elephant it was perfect.
I used my mines eye paper cut with my cricut into the scallops bazill basics for the rest , coloured her with copics and a bit of glitter.
The Pink Elephant Sketch
Anyone for Anya Rounds
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 14 November 2009


Evening, had a really busy day today, worked till lunch, grabbed a sandwich Sister in law and her family came from York for a flying visit,and then we shot off to our friends that live about half an hour away and went Christmas shopping at Spalding, then out for tea and got home about ten.
Friday Sketchers Sketch
Colour Create colour scheme
Cute Card Thursdayglitter me silly
Charisma Cardzmerry and bright
Hugs Debs

Friday, 13 November 2009


Hi there, this is one of my orders, every year I make a ladies Christmas cards for her granchildren and every year the order grows, oh I wish I was a granny, my son says it'll be another six years at least:o(
I've used Henry from WOJ coloured with copics, glitter, nesties,K&Co paper, ribbon, HOTP brad and rub on.
I'm entering this card for the Cute Daisy May challenge, they asked for animals this week.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


Hi, I thought I'd try my hand at one of these Easel cards that seem to be all the rage at the moment. It was fairly easy, quite surprised me. The hardest part was taking the photo actually, these dark nights are not good.

Ive used one of the new Lili of te valley fairy stamps I got from the NEC, aint she sweet, the papers are K&Co and orange bazill bling, coloured with copics, Martha border punch, glitter, rub on and a dragon fly brad from stash.

This card fits four challenges this week,

SCSCEasel Card

Create4FunSuper Sketch
Simon Says Thinking of you

Hugs Debs


Hiya, this is one of my buy's, I had seen it on someones blog and fell in love with it so when she was sat on that counter shouting "buy me" I just had to succomb.

This is for three challenges, the brilliant sketch is from Stamp with fun, Pile it on wanted Fall and leaves, and Crafty calendar asked for weather and pearls.

Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Debbies Amazing Candy

Hi there just thought I'd let you all know about Debbies amazing candy, the list goes on for ever, Christmas is cetainly coming early for one lucky person, Good luck everyone .
Its drawn on November 17th. Debbie also has some wonderful snow falling on her blog.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 9 November 2009

ICS #42

Hiya, another week closer to Christmas and a few more cards made, this super sketch by Dawn is fantastic for your Xmas cards or any other you would like.You can do what you like with the sketch as long as we can still see it in there, just enjoy yourself, I turned it on its side this time.

We have a great sponsor this week, The Greeting Farm they have fantastic digi stamps aswell as rubber. But the prize for one lucky person is a set of three snowmen with 4 texts in rubber they are gorgeous, Marie also gave all us lucky DT's a digi aswell, come and see what the girls have done with theres they are amazing.

I chose Mistletoe Kiss isn't it just gorgeous, I coloured with my copics added a bit of glamour dust to the bottom of the dress, used y nesties, martha's zig zag and snowflake and a McGill snowflake, I glamoured the snowflakes added bead caps and some red roses.

Please pop over to ICS this week and join in the fun.

Hugs Debs


Hi, this is one of my new stamps I got from the NEC, isn't he gorgeous,

I've done him for Just Magnolia they wanted us to distress our cards, so I've scuffed the edges of the blue and inked the paper, the sketch I used was from Sketch Sat and I can see me using this again, in fact I have done a couple of Christmas cards for the hospice using it, Allsorts wanted bling , CCC wanted ribbon and gems and ROP asked for Christmas.
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Furry Xmas

WOW, what a fatastic day I had yesterday,
I went to the NEC and shopped till I dropped, It was the best I'd been to, in my opinion, the roads wasn't to bad it took three and a half hours with a loo and coffee stop. Set off at six in the morning and got home just after nine at night, had to work today to make up for having yesterday off and still havn't found homes for all my new goodies.
I started this card before I went so I've managed to get it finished tonight.

It's for a challenge I've never done before called Posh Designs Scrapbook Store its challenges are set on a Tuesday and is Bi-weekly, The hostess is the amazing Dawn B from Inspirational Card Sketches so its bound to be great.

This is the sketch I have used with an old stamp I've had for quite a while and carn't remember where its from, I've used a new card blank from craftwork cards,stickles, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder and a rub on.

Got to get off now some kind sole has just started letting off fireworks, at eleven o clock :( and my dogs are getting spooked.

Hope to be back tomorrow after Mum has treated me to one of her amazing roast dinners, Hubby is off fishing so its a me me me day.

Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Pixie Cottage Candy

Hi there no card today, my brother is visiting , he lives in Belgium so we dont all get together very often.
Any way The Pixie Cottage have blog candy, they also have a new illustrator so pop across and have a look, my fave is the reindeer he has the cutest face,
Hope to be back tomorrow,
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

ICS #41

Hiya and its challenge #41 at ICS this week, Dawn has provided us with another great sketch, you can do want you want wth it as usual, this week I've turned it on its side.

We have been sponsered this week by Digistamp Boutique They have the most amazing images to choose from,( i know because they gave us all an image to make our DT cards with and it took me over an hour to decide which the winner this week gets a gift coupon for $15.00 dollars , so what are you waiting for.

The image I chose was Becky at Christmas,isn't she just adorable, perfect for a teenage girl I thought, I just resized her in photoshop and printed her off, (if you print your image off the day before you need it, you can use your copics and the ink wont bleed from your printer, or you could heat set it if your in a hurry,) I glittered the baubles and fairy wings, then matted with me nesties. Thanks to everyone that played with us last week. Hope you have fun .

Hugs Debs

Monday, 2 November 2009


Evening, hope you've had a good Monday, I've managed a card tonight, not the sort of card I usually do, but I think it does you good to try something different, I've had this art kure stamp for about 5 years and hardly used it , Stamp with fun wanted a scene so I thought I might dig it out, I used the gorgeous sketch from Cupcake, Pile it on wanted a Thank you card and Pink elephant wanted brown, yellow, neutral and 1 other my other was deep pink.
I used K&Co papers, bazill basics, prima flowers, walnut ink and a rub on.
Tomorrow we are going to the Humber bridge after work to pick my mil up shes been staying with her daughter in York for a few days.
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 1 November 2009


Hiya, have you had a wet Sunday, we certainly have, went out for family meal,it was great.Its Vicky from Stamp Addicts birthday and if you take a card to the NEC you get put into a draw to win lots of goodies, so this is mine.

Iused the sketch from Create 4 Fun, The Pixie Cottage gave us Celebration as there theme, Stamp something asked for Cute and Fuzzy.
I used a penny black stamp coloured with copics.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 30 October 2009


Hiya, this card is for two challenges, WOJ asked us to use red,cream and another my other is brown, OCC gave us this gorgeous sketch which I'll certainly be using again.
Coloured her with copics,used K&Co papers, brown card (which looks black in this photo), ribbon from my sis, pearls and nesties.
Hope you all have a Happy Halloween.
Hugs Debs


Hiya, I'm quite pleased with the way this one turned out, Anyone for Anya gave us this gorgeous sketch which was really nice to use. ABC asked Green, not a colour I seem to use that much, I don't know why cause I likes it.
Used bazill basics, K&Co papers, Debbi Moore ribbon, cuttlebug embossing, Anya stamp and my copics. Had a few people having Firework party's tonight, probably cause its forcast torrential rain for tomorrow in fact its just started spitting now. Typical as were off out tomorrow
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Evening , really getting on well with my Christmas cards now, been quite busy making domino brooches for the hospice to sell, so my challenges have been a bit thin on the ground.

This card covers 4 challenges, havn't managed to combine for ages. I used the wonderful sketch over at Cupcake Crafts, Daring asked for our favorite things some of mine are on this card, Sugar Nellie stamp, glitter and gems, Creative Card Crew wanted snowflakes, Simon Says asked for all that sparkles, bit difficult to see in this photo but the gems and glitter really sparkle. I've also used K&Co papers , cuttlebug embossing, copics and a bit of lace.
MIL tomorrow so I wont be back until Friday, thought I might do a stew and dumplings for her as it feels like winters on its way.
Ohh I nearly forgot I won 9 Pollycraft images in their blog hop, they are brilliant. Will try and find time to play at the weekend.
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ICS #40

Hi all, Dawn has done it again another fantastic sketch, it was a dream to use and one I shall use again and again. Here is the sketch #40 and the usual rules apply you can twist, flip or mirror it anything as long as we can still see the sketch. We are generously being sponsered by The Pixie Cottage please pop over to their site they have some amazing stamps and loads of inspiration on their blog from their super talented team.

This is my card for the sketch, thought I'd have a brake from Christmas cards, I've used a Lili of the valley stamp, coloured with my copics, matted with my nesties. I used K&Co papers and bazill basics, the top was punched with a Fiskars threading water border punch, used a ribbon slider with ribbon from stash , punched a flower with an EK and layered a couple of prima flowers on top, used a bead cap and crystal brad with a butterfly charm. I popped afew mini pink crystals around the centre image. Please pop over to ICS Challenge Blog and have a go , you never know you might be the lucky one to win a stamp.

Hugs Debs

Monday, 26 October 2009

Tartan Ted

Evening, hope you have had a good day, I really didn't feel like work this morning, so tired for some reason. Oh well probably the weather and dark nights, had a little play tonight and made another Christmas card, got quite a few for me now but still got my orders to fill,
This one is for Sketch Saturday and a lovely sketch it is to, you should see the DT cards there brill. I used K&Co paper, red bazill and white pearlescent, the stamp is from LOV and coloured with copics, tartan ribbon of my sister, glittered the fur on his hat and snowflakes, 3 crystals on the flakes.Lili of the valley are getting some new stamps and there going to be at the NEC in Nov, can't wait I've got a lift on Friday the 6th so I'm busy saving like mad to buy loads of new goodies.
Take care
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunday Sketch

Evening, I hope you have had a good weekend, why do they go so quick, even when we get an extra hour, I loved my last card so much I thought I'd do it again in another colour.
This time I used Ger's sketch from SS&Stamp, itsa lovely sketch and if you like circular cards it would work for one of those , I'm not that brill at cutting cards so I chickened out and used a Square card and stuck a circle to that. The stamp is Herb from WOJ coloured with copics and glittered, Bazill basics lilac card and the papers was a pressy so not sure where they came from, pearls on a string and three stick on pearlsfinish it off,
Hugs Debs