Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas Party

Evening, how would you like to go to a Christmas party with this likely lot,
they look like they've started carol singing already, such a fun stamp.
This is two of my new stamps from Swedish house crafts
the party animals are Gummiapan Lucia Christmas carol which i masked and then stamped
with Gummiapan tree art wavy, I coloured with copics and then with a sparkle pen to make them shimmer and shine, the trees have gold pearls stuck on to make them look like decorations, there's a bit of glitter snow across the bottom, the glitter card is from B&M and one of the best I have ever used, there is no shed from it at all and very cheap.

I would like to enter this in the following;
2 crafty critter crazies. must have a critter on it
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
a perfect time to craft.  Anything goes
card mania  Anything goes
crafty girlz Anything goes + Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Anything Christmas
Scribbles designs  A Treemendous time of year
sweet stampers  Christmas
 Hugs Debra

Thursday, 9 November 2017

New Releases at Aurora Wings

Hi there we have three new releases for you this month two versions of the Queen Moth 
and the lovely Orchidia II 

B63  G82
V000,   YR21
Papers, lace and flowers are from craftbox
Gems from my stash.

Papers are from PaperMania, ribbon from stash Gems of Ebay
You can get them here

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New Release at ADU

How cute is this little guy? this is just one of the new releases at All dressed up stamps
This one is called Boys Christmas stocking 

I coloured him with copics, used Maja Designs papers, added a few wooden stars and a bit of glitter on his hat and stocking. The HO HO HO stamp was free with this months Making cards magazine.
I'd like to enter this in the following;
card mania  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything goes opt extra
Crafting from the heart  Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
corrosive challenge  Anything goes
crafty friends Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas

Hugs Debra

Monday, 6 November 2017

Clean And Simple Christmas

Hi there I thought I would share my clean and simple Christmas card,
It's using an Inkylicious stencil and stamp.
I used brilliance white and blue ink pads and the cottage was stamped using Stazon
A sprinkling of glitter, ribbon bow and a few gems. Jobs a good un.  

I'd like to enter this in the following;
Crafty Hazelnuts  Christmas
Allsorts  Blue and Brown
crafty friends Christmas
heARTful stamping  Anything goes plus stamp
Christmas card  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 5 November 2017

There's only one Father Christmas

Hi there, hope you've all had a great Bonfire night, I must say I'm pleased it's over.
Not much fun when your pets are nervous of load noises.
I decided to take my dog a walk at lunch time so he would be more relaxed, I just got level with the Church and they let off a screaming rocket not 10 foot from the foot path, making both Mickey my dog and me jump about six foot into the air. GRRRRRR

Anyway I thought I would calm myself down with a bit off stamping, I challenged myself to make a card using just one stamp, and I'm pretty pleased with the out come . 

I used a Gummiapan stamp from Swedish House Crafts called Santa's head they also
have a matching die. I coloured him with copics added a touch of glitter to his hat
and printed a sentiment off my printer.

I'd like to enter this in the following;
heartful stamping Anything with a stamp
Stamping sensations 1 layer Christmas with a stamp
crafty friends Christmas
the holly and ivy  Christmas
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Christmas Penguin

Hi there, it's time for a new challenge on the Facebook PAGE
The theme for this month is 
with Christmas just around the corner it's a perfect theme for those cards.
I chose Christmas penguin, he is just so sweet.

I coloured him with copics and sparkle pens, but the sparkle isn't showing up very well, in real life it's quite shiny .
R27,24 E17,19
I've added gems on the snowflakes, and a pom pom on his hat.
Would love for you to join us this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
a snowflakes promise  Anything goes
creates and makes  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything with optional theme
digi choosday.  Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
Retarte 109  Anything goes
The holly and ivy Anything Christmas goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Here is my card i made for my gorgeous Grandson Jenson
who was 1 last week, poor little mite had a chest infection for his party so wasn't
very happy.

Here he is, my little smiler. 
Wow the wind is really picking up here tonight, yet it's not cold.

The stamp is from Woodware Party Giraffe, I coloured it with copics

Papers are First edition Animal Antics
I would like to enter this in the following;
brown sugar Orange, brown and green
creative fingers  Anything goes
Pattie's creations  Shades of Autumn
Southern girls  Animals
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Fins and Pearls

Hiya, we have two wonderful new images from Aurora wings this month,
this one is called Fins & Pearls and you can get it Here in store or At Etsy

I coloured her with copics;
G40, Y21,23,32,
pearl drops in platinum and pale blue,
real pearls and 3D laquer

We also have Queen of the Autumn Forest you can get IN STORE or AT THE ETSY SHOP
there is also a Discount code until Oct22nd, 35% discount.

and thats not all ,if you spend $5 you get a free sprite wine digi,
just read the small print for what qualifies.
I'm entering this in the following;
Artistic inspirations  Anything goes
creates and makes  Anything goes
digi choosday  Anything goes
stamp art papel Anything goes

I have a very full weekend, its our Ruby wedding Anniversary on the 22nd
and its also my Grandson Jensons first birthday party, so my son, his partner and my 
Granddaughter Stephy are coming to stay for the weekend. 
So lots and lots of sloppy cuddles are called for.
Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hi there, I've been playing with some wooden bauble blanks I got,
I also have a few new stamps from Inkylicious 
 For these top two I dry brushed with gesso, stamped using blue stazon 
and then glittered , was really pleased with the effect.
Stamps used Seasons greetings and Winter Cabin

this one I left wood colour, stamped with black stazon and coloured with 
Pentel Hybrid Dual metallic pens and the 
Xmas Whimsey Bauble stamp 
this one i painted with gesso when dry i stamped with stazon and coloured
with sparkle pens.
The stamp is Winter Birds

It made a nice change from Christmas cards, 
I would like to enter them in the following;
Christmas card  Anything goes
glitter n sparkle  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown  clean and simple
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Hair Do

Hi there, it's time for a new release at All dressed up stamps 
this one is called  "Christmas Hair Do"
isn't she just the sweetest little reindeer girl.
Well after hobbling around with my foot ache since April, they seem to think I have a spur
on my heel, only an X Ray will confirm it, and our hospital said they don't do that.
Happy Days. 

Coloured with copics
BoBunny papers, swirly circle die unbranded,bit of twine with a 
snowflake charm tied to it. I doodled around the edges.
I would like to enter this in the following,
Cute card Thursday  Anything goes
creative knockouts.  Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers  Reindeer

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Pink and Pearly

Hi there, it's time for the new All Dressed Up Stamps  challenge on the facebook PAGE
The theme for this month is 
"Pink and pearly"
I have used The night before Christmas for my sample

I used K&Co papers self adhesive 3D snowflakes that i covered in glitter and pearls.
I coloured with copics
 Animals E40,41,42,43,44
 Skin E000,00,01,R11
Bed frame E31,33,35
Pink R81,83,85

It would be lovely if you could join us this month,
I'm entering this in the following;
colour crazy challenge.  Anything goes
simply papercrafts  Anything goes
Winter wonderland  Anything Christmas goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lady Butterfly from Aurora Wings

Hi there, I've had great fun this week playing with the new releases from Aurora wings 
my two projects were using Lady-Butterfly 

This first one I coloured with copics and worked it unto a canvas,
which has structure paste through a stencil, acrylic paint. crackle paste, sprays, Art stones and brusho's. 

This one was coloured in copics, the background is made with Brusho's, I also used 
liquid pearls on the wings.

Here is the second new release, and you can get her HERE

 Mitzi will  be running a gift-with-purchase offer with tomorrow's new releases.This one is called "Autumn Mermaid". and you can get her when you spend $10 USD

To see the lovely work my teamies have done pop over to the Aurora wings showcase blog

crafty creations  Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown.  Fantasy
everybody-art  Colour challenge
worldwide open design team  Anything goes
scrap from your heart  Mixed media
Rhedds creative spirit  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 4 September 2017

Penguin family

Hi there, I have a family of penguins for you today, I love this image from all dressed up stamps and
this one is called  Christmas penguins. I coloured them with copics, 3D laquered the beaks, buttons and feet, glittered the snow, papers are My Mines Eye Mistletoe Magic, that I distressed the edges of a piece of twine and Joy charm finish it off.

I'm entering this in the following;
artistic inspirations Anything goes
crafting from the heart  Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
christmas card challenges  Anything Christmas
pile it on  Feathers or scales
Thank you for looking
and welcome to my new followers
Hugs Debra xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

September challenge

Hi there, can you believe it's September already?, 
the challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook this month is an easy one
nice one yes, here is my square card, I've used A Star is Born 
coloured with copics, first edition Christmas paper pad,flowery ribbon off  Ebay charms from The Hobby House, ribbon from stash.

We would love to see what you create this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
cute card Thursday  So cute
as you like it  Fur ( he is just too cute)
Hanna and Friends  Pastel
Simon says stamp Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
cards und more  Anything goes

Hus Debra

Friday, 25 August 2017

Top Dog

Hiya, just a quick card today, forgot a birthday, this is not uncommon for me at the moment, I have forgotten more birthdays this year than ever before, and I have no excuse because i sit staring at my calendar for most of the day, it's hung on the wall in front of my sewing machine at work.
Still it gave me chance to colour up one of my fave stamp sets, this is one of the Tim Holtz crazy dogs, the paper is HOTP and the letter dies are Xcut.

I'm entering this in the following;
Patties creations  Anything goes
colour crazy craft  Anything goes
simply papercraft  Anything goes
as you like it  Favorite fur or feathers {fur we have a gorgeous border terrier called Mickey}
craft rocket  Animal kingdom
cute card Thursday.  Bright colours

Hugs Debra

Monday, 21 August 2017

You Gnome Christmas is coming.

Hi there, here's another one, are you getting fed up of my Christmas cards yet? Hubby says it's far to early to be blogging my Christmas cards, but as I told him if I left it until December I would be on here two or three times a day to get them all on.
This is one of my favorite stamps from last year, it's a Creative Expressions set called "Make Gnome Mistake". 

I coloured the background with a Brilliance trio ink pad, the clouds were made with a die cut I cut out of scrap card, I then used this as a stencil.
Copics used
I also added a bit of glitter and sparkle pen, don't think it needs much else.
I'm entering this in the following;
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
AAA cards.  Masking
fashionable stamping  Use your inks anyway you like
heartful stamping  Anything goes with a stamp
thats crafty  Only cards

Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Snowman, Robin and Puss

Hiya, I've had a really productive day today, all my loose stamps are now put away and packaged in a strong clear plastic envelope, feeling very smug with myself, where possible they are labeled with the manufacturer and stamp name, this one is a Stampavie called Snowman designed by Gillian Roberts, I believe I bought it from Hobby House a few years ago now.

I coloured it with copics used glitter and snow flakes, the papers are Snowflake collection from BoBunny the sentiment is from Crafters Companion. Gems and snowflake from my stash.
I'm entering it into the following;
Gem of a challenge  Snow fun
fussy and fancy  Things with wings (OK it is small but there is a bird)
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything Christmas goes
2 crafty critter crazies  Anything with a critter goes
crafty animals Anything goes with an animal

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Naughty or Nice?

Hi there, well i thought I'd post one of my C Word cards, they will probably get a bit more Christmassy later in the year.
This image is from Bugaboo stamps and is called crabby-cat-christmas 
I coloured her with copics, for the background I blended Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Fired Brick distress inks, spritzed with water then used Shabby shutters to stamp the star stamp from Craft Stamper magazine around the edges, I 3D laquered the eyes and bauble, glittered the hat and added a touch of sparkle pen. I'm really enjoying making my own backing papers for a change, and to be fair by the time I've found the one I want it's just as quick, I made my own text blocks. 

I'd like to enter this in the following;
Tuesday throwdown  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything goes opt photo insp
crazy challenge  Inking is fun
sir stampalot  Anything goes as long as you use a stamp
a snowflakes promise  Anything goes
cards und more  one layer cards
show us your pussies  Furry thing goes
the holly and ivy  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 11 August 2017

Peters Doggy Birthday

Hiya, I'd like to share a Birthday card with you today, I've used a Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamp, 
 for the background I mixed Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron distress inks onto card, made a stencil out of my Tim Holtz Die and put the mermaid lagoon through it, stamped some texture stamps randomly around, put some texture paste through my circles stencil, once dry i coloured the paste with a bit of Wild Honey ink. The dog was coloured with a Chameleon pen.

I'm entering this in the following;
Daring cardmakers.  Unnatural
fussy and fancy Fave colour combo, Blue & green
creative artiste mixed media  Anything mixed media
craft rocket Animal Kingdom
addicted to stamps  CAS
stampotique designers challenge  Only Animals
Simon says stamp  For a child

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Hi there, been messy playing again, realized what i did wrong with this heart plaque, I used heavy gesso to prime with and it was just to thick, still you learn by your mistakes and I played about with it learning more stuff along the way.
I got my hubby to cut me a heart shape from ply wood and it's a really good base to work on so will defo be doing that again. Most of the things on the plaque are from my craft box.

I'm entering this in the following;
CRAFT  Anything goes
the crafty addicts.  Anything goes Girly
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
a perfect time to craft   Anything goes
altered eclectics  Anything goes
not just cards  Anything goes
Noor design-uk. Anything goes
thats crafty challenges Anything but a card
Hugs Debra

Monday, 7 August 2017

Busy Little Bee

Well hello there, hope you've all had a good weekend, mine went to plan, which is very unusual for me. I would like to share a new release from All dressed up stamps I got to play with this little cutie 

I coloured her with copics
The papers are really old from K&Co the Bee charm is from The Trinket Parlour, flowers from the Craft box and the text is waste from a Tim Holtz Die.
I would like to enter this in the following;
crazy4challenges  Summer fun
send a smile 4 kids  Anything goes for kids
creative fingers  Anything goes
Patties creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Paint Saint

Hi there, I've had a fairly productive weekend, I bought one of theses brand new paint storage carry shelves from Tando-creative, they are called Paint Saints and you can get them HERE

 I covered mine in white gesso, then a layer of yellow oxide acrylic, the edges were then blended with Burnt sienna acrylic. Once dry I stamped all over with an Inkylicious crackle stamp and seedless preserves Distress Ink, when dry I then stenciled around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Dutch Doobadoo Burlap stencil. 

Now I get to put my paints in, it holds 32 1oz bottles of acrylic, I don't have that many so I shall fill the rest up with other things until I can fill it.
I really enjoyed playing I might do the rest of my storage to match, then again might try different colourways.
I'm entering this in the following;
Sir Stampalot Anything goes
making memories  Anything goes
Thats crafty Anything but a card
through the purple haze  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wedding card, Tim Holtz style

Hi there, my nephew got married last week, so this is the card I made for them.
I coloured an A4 piece of watercolour card with Brusho's, I did a big piece so that I had some left over for the butterflies. The text stamp is by Kaiser craft, the butterflies and corner page dies are both Tim Holtz, I lifted the wings with 3D glue, I was going to put gems on the butterfly bodies but decided it didn't need anything else. 

I'm entering it into the following;
crazy 4 challenges  Bright and cheerful
fairytale  Be loved, Family
vintage journey  Watercolour
colour crazy  Anything goes
craftaholics r us.  Die cuts
crafty gals corner  Celebrate
mod squad  Anything with wings

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Girlz Rule at All Dressed Up Stamps

Hi there, can you believe it's August already? 
We have a new Challenge on our Facebook page HERE and the theme is 
We would love to have you join us this month.

I have used half of  Double the Trouble you can get her HERE
The papers are a freebie from a magazine about 5 years ago, yes I'm still trying to use a bit of my ever growing stash up, the text is the waste from a Tim Holtz die, the charm is from Craft Box and it says "Live your Dream", gems from stash, the dots are a Leonie stamp, I have to tell you I drop'd my pen on my paper just as I'd finished so decided to cover it up rather than colouring it again.
I would like to enter this in the following;
 brown sugar  Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
polkadoodle  Anything goes
cards und more Dots, dots, dots (dots are stamped)
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
cutie pie Cute & here comme the girls
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Shabby Christmas

Hi there, I'm feeling a bit Shabby Chic today,
so I've made a Christmas card in my mood.
The papers are from my favorite Christmas paper pack " Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics"
I've distressed the edges of the paper and also the topper which comes with the pack, the stars are cut from some left over crackle card I made for another card, the candy canes are chipboard that i painted, I've used an Amy Design die with Kraft card, I also dry brushed this with white gesso, and there's a piece of cheesecloth under the topper. Some bright spark told me there is only 22 weeks before the C Word so I thought I would get cracking, I don't wont a repeat of last year where I actually had to buy some cards as I had sold mine and didn't have enough. 
I'm entering this in the following;
creative inspirations  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas goes
cardz 4 galz  Christmas or Winter
watercooler challenges  All about Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 20 July 2017

My Best Friend

Hello, I thought I'd share a card I made for my great niece, Wow that makes me feel ancient, 
I've used one of my All dressed up stamps this one is called My best friend
I have just got some Chameleon pens,and I've been trying to get used to them.
The round corner stitched die was a cheapy of ebay, not a named one, a DieSire 6, some paper straws from Home Bargins paper and ribbon from my stash.
I'm entering this in the following;
Craft rocket  Anything goes
cute card Thursday.  Summer colours
moving along with the times.  An age as the focal point
Digi choosday.  Anything goes
Creative inspirations  Anything goes
fab n funky Use a pattern paper
crafty creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 17 July 2017

Nautical Cigar Box

Hi there, I was given a few cigar boxes the other day, I never turn anything away I could up-cycle, 
so this is what I ended up with.

 Firstly i glued scrunched up tissue paper to the sides using PVA glue
  Glued on a few chipboard circles to the sides, a wheel charm to the front, I also changed the lock for a more suitable one,

The anchor is a wooden one and around the edges I cut out a corner die from Amy Design (Vintage Vehicles)
Then I covered everything with black gesso. 
Once dry I dry brushed with Finnabair patina effect paste.
I must say I really enjoyed playing with this box, and it feels good to have saved something from the rubbish and turned it into something beautiful, (well I think it is anyway).
I'm entering this in the following;
Simon says stamp  Get in shape
mixed media world Use natural materials
we love 2 create  Anything mixed media
more mixed media  Anything goes optional pastel
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hello Flower

Hi there, a bit of fun tonight, a card for any occasion, who was it that had "Hello flower" as there catch phrase? I cant remember.
This card was made using three flower stamps from Bloobel stamps we have Arthur asterCarey-carnation and Clarissa there are loads more to choose from all equally gorgeous.

I coloured them with my copics the sky is stormy clouds distress ink, the wall I made using Texture paste and a Dutch doobadoo stencil (A5 Bricks) which I coloured with a variety of distress inks, the text I made myself with some really old alphabet stamps, the eyes and teeth are enhanced with 3D laquer.
I'm entering this in the following;
craft rocket  Anything goes
stamps and stencils Colour texture shape
crafty creations  Anything goes
daring cardmakers. If you go down to the woods
crafty calendar  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Flower Moon and Coffee Sprite

Hiya it's new release time at Aurora wings and we have two for you, this little beauty is called 
"Flower Moon" and you can get her HERE  and HERE

I've used Black Forest Delish paper, tags from Stamperia Lilac flowers, Resin frame, snip art and flowers from Craft Box, butterfly and cheesecloth from my stash, there's a few dots of paper pearls on there as well.
I've used copics to colour
BV20, B63 

The second release is "Coffee Sprite" and you can get her HERE and HERE

I coloured her with copics, used some pink gingham out my bit box and Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers, some old lace and flowers, I made the text boxes with some alphabet stamps, a few pearls in the corners. I used to really love strong black coffee but a few years back I suddenly couldn't stomach it anymore, I still love the smell just not the taste, I've switched to strong black tea now.
C02,03, R81
If you pop over to the Aurora wings you can find all my teamies works of art.
crafty creations  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
paper minutes  Women/woman
Through the craftroom door  Anything goes
a bit more time to craft  Anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness  Anything goes
Hugs Debra