Friday, 17 February 2017

Week 7 Christmas card

Hi there, here is week 7 of my Christmas cards, I might do this one again in green I think,
it was quite quick to do.

Coloured with copics, used Debbi Moore papers, glitter, red ribbon layered with white lace, a little wooden tree that I coloured with my copics and a die cut corner.

I'm entering this in the following;
alphabet challenge Y=You choose
fussy and fancy Ribbon and lace
Winter Wonderland Anything goes Tribute challenge
Christmas card challenges Photo inspiration
crafting-with-friends Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 13 February 2017

Week 6 Christmas card

Hiya, well I'm still up to date with my Christmas cards, it was a bit close this week, but just managed it, makes a Change from Mother's Day cards, lol.

I've coloured the wreath with copics, used K&Co papers and some pearls.
I'm entering this in the following;
crazy challenge colour palette
Christmas card challenge Anything goes or photo challenge
12 months of Christmas link up. Anything goes/ humour
crafty friendsAnything goes

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

All Dressed Up New Release

Hiya, it's time for the New release at All dressed up stamps and I am using
"Be mine valentine"

I coloured him with copics and used Bo Bunny Smoochable collection papers.
I'm trying to sort out the storage on my hundreds of stamps, I'm starting with sentiments as they are the ones frustrating me most, I'm laminating A4 card and having one sheet per theme, so all the Get wells and Birthdays will have there own page, then I'm storing them in an A4 plastic box, I hope it works out, as at the moment I spend more time looking for things than I do actually crafting.

I'm entering this into the following;
 incy wincy designs Love
crazy challenge Romance
Come & get it Valentine
Pile it on Hearts on fire
crafty calendar Love is in the air
crazy 4 challenges Animals
Hugs Debra

Friday, 3 February 2017

Week 5 Christmas card

Hi there, well here is card 5, I feel so chuffed that I've got this far and not missed a week.
Last week my card got picked to be in the top 11 of January's cards from the facebook group I'm in, so I'm even more pleased about that, it also got picked  in the top 3 for abc christmas 

If any one knows where I bought this image from could you let me know so I can credit the company, I have a feeling it was Make it Crafty, quite a plain one, but I love his face.
It was coloured with copics, Paper from PaperArtsy, Laser cut Son and a few gems.
I'm entering this in the following;
abc Christmas challenge C for Creatures
crafty catz Male card
fairytale-challenge Cards with Fun
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
jingle belles rock Snowflakes
crimbo-crackers Something Cute
12 months of Christmas link up Something amusing
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Amore, All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

Hi there, are we all feeling romantic?
We have a new challenge starting today
What a great excuse to get your Valentine card made.
Once made enter them into the pinned post at the top of the All dressed up facebook page

I have used Amore from the Etsy shop
Coloured with copics
Papers, red ribbon, gems and a couple of silver hearts.

I'm entering this in the following;
artistic inspirations Anything goes
dream valley All about love
pink gem Hearts &/or Flowers
Di's digi designs Allabout love
Tuesday throwdown Love Notes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 27 January 2017

Mixed Media Christmas card No 4

Hiya, I can't believe I'm still on it, Christmas card number 4, had a play at mixed media again, 
I saw some lovely projects online where people had used "Art stones" to create texture, so I ordered some, but they didn't get here in time for my card, so I used some tiny polystyrene balls that had fell out of an old bean bag, this worked great until I decided to blast the ink with my heat gun to dry it off and .......the balls started to melt, ha ha well it all adds texture right.

Hope you like it.
I'm entering it into the following challenges;
creative artiste mixed media Anything mixed media
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
alphabet challenge W=Winter Walk Hopefully see a few snowflakes on your journey
Daring cardmakers More off (hopefully get some snow this year)
fairytale-challenge Colourful snowflakes
abc christmas A=Anything goes B=Blue

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 21 January 2017

3rd Christmas card so far

Well I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards, that's three weeks and three cards made.
I know its a little unconventional  but I have quite a few boys in the family and they like a bit gruesome, so this fits the bill, I might do it again in purple. 

The image is from Bloobel Stamps and is called Ogre
I coloured with copics, stuck a pom pom on his hat, the text is a rub on 
papers are Dovecraft, red gems and a crystal snowflake.

I'm entering him into the following;
alphabet challenge W Winter Walk (but I wouldn't want to meet him)
colour crazy challenge Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
creative corner Very funny
CRAFT Christmas

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 14 January 2017

2nd Christmas card

Hi there, my new year resolution to make 1 Christmas card a week for the next year has now lasted longer than my diet. Doh. But we wont say anymore about that, as its not a failure if you don't give up trying, and I must say I'm very trying.
This is a freebie from a magazine,(Practical publishing) you got the embossing folder and cute little animal and text stamps, another quicky.

I coloured the cuties with spectrum noir, 3D Laquered the ice puddle, glittered the snowflakes and coloured the igloo with  B000 copic pen.
Hope you are having a good weekend, I have the day to myself tomorrow, so I'm not quite sure what to do with myself.........only joking I have plenty of things I want to try out in my Bat Cave, I keep watching all these cool tutorials on you tube but don't have time to try them for myself so tomorrow is going to be 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges;

Brown sugar Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
Patties creations Use an animal image
Hannah and friends Christmas Animal
creative knockouts Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge A Anything goes
Hugs Debra x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sassy Valentine


Hi, I just love this image from Sassy Cheryl stamps , childhood sweethearts, reminds me of my Hubby, I was just fourteen when we started to date,

I coloured it with copics, Dovecraft papers, stitch die from China, I bought the packet of  mother of pearl hearts about 10 years ago and I still have about 20 left so I think they will last me a bit longer yet. My other card is just a bit of die cutting, had something in my mind but it didn't quite work out as I expected, I think it's just too red.

I'm entering these in the following;
crafty creations Anything goes
moo-mania Love
creates and makesAnything goes
digi choosday Anything goes
Everybody-art-challenge Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes

Hugs Debra x

Monday, 9 January 2017

Mixed Media Valentine

Hi there, I've been playing again,
I fancied having ago at an alternative Valentine card, not everyone wont's frilly and flowery cards,
plus it was a good excuse to play. LOL 

I stamped the flowers by Cloud 9 Designs Chocolate Chalet , with Versamark and clear embossing powder, then used Distress inks colours Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw all over, sprinkled with water for the splatter effect, the honeycomb is a stencil by Dutch Doobadoo called Chicken Wire and Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon, I used a bit of foam to get into the small gaps.
The Love stamp is one from way back and the Be Mine is a cheapy set of Alphabet stamps and a bit of doodling around the edges,
 In the corners I ran a bit of clear texture paste and sprinkled some micro beads into it.
The hearts are corrugated cardboard, these were gessoed dabbed with rusty patina and then crackle glazed, once dry it brushed a bit of Walnut ink into the cracks stuck some Frantage pearlized mica fragments in the corners and some more micro beads, lastly I layered them up onto a bit of cheesecloth and gold thread, there was a bit of glue that oozed out under the heart so I had to stick a few gems on it as well, but I think they turned out to be a happy accident. 

Really enjoyed myself playing with this one, it will be interesting to see if it sells at the shop.
I'm entering it into the following;
Artistic inspirations Always everything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
creative artiste mixed media Anything mixed media
lost coast portal to creativity Anything goes with rubber stamp
simon says stamp Be Square
Hugs Debra x

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Snowflake card

Hi there, I know I said I was fed up with Christmas cards..............................BUT
I've just joined a group on Facebook---Make One Christmas card every week of 2017
What I thought was, if I can do this thats 52 cards made already for next year, no creeping into card shops in dark glasses hoping no body you know sees you LOL
The Shame Of It
So I thought I would incorporate playing with my Brushos for the background, the snowflake is a Crafter's Companion Die and then a few gems and whola not one but two cards made in my first week, feeling pretty smug with myself.😁

I'm entering this into the following;
ABC Christmas A=Anything goes, B= Blue Brusho
challenge up your life Self made background
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything goes CAS

Hugs Debra x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

and a very warm welcome to my first blog post of the year.
To start of this year is January's Facebook challenge Here  in the pinned section at the top of the page. The theme is Magical World.
This gorgeous image is called "Little Flower Fairy" and you can get her from the Etsy shop HERE.

I've been playing at making my own background papers (not that I haven't got shelves full of beautiful papers) this was made with distress inks and a stencil. The image is coloured in with copics, sparkle pen on the wings (but they are not showing up in this photo), pearl drops for the flower centre. The little metal frame was from a sale bucket at the NEC a few years ago now, you got a round one and this square one, they are a copper colour so I painted them in gesso  then rubbed in a bit of silver gilding wax, lace, gems and flowers are from my stash.
One of my resolutions is to blog more this year, I wonder if it lasts longer than my healthy eating plan. lol.
I'm entering this in the following;
Allsorts Something New (my new Digi)
Crafty friends Anything goes
my time to craft Something new (my new digi)
Creative knockouts Always Anything goes
Cutecard Thursday Anything goes

Hugs Debra x

Friday, 30 December 2016

Sprocket man

Hiya, been playing a bit more, a couple of years ago I bought one of those desk tidies that spin round and they have drawers underneath, the top is in compartments, well I couldn't fit all my pens in one section so I took one of the walls out to make two into one, I had this bit of mdf on my book shelf all this time (you can tell from that admition how often I tidy up). So I put it to good use.

I painted the said piece of wood with gesso, once dry I applied texture paste through an Imagination Diamond stencil, once that dried I stamped over it using frayed burlap distress ink  and a dotty stamp.
The gentleman is another Imagination Stencil using Black star  Sparkle medium on black card, I cut him out and attached to the board, the cogs are an All occasions die on black cardstock and then dry brushed with a bit of platinum acrylic paint. Really pleased with the way it turned out, not bad for a bit of a mdf. 

I'm entering this in the following;
4 crafty chicks Anything goes
CRAFT Anything goes
creative knockouts Anything goes
creative artiste mixed media Anything Mixed Media

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Gorgeous followers


and I hope to see you in 2017

Hugs Debra xxx 

Friday, 16 December 2016

Not a Christmas card.

Hi there, well I'm supposed to be tidying my craft room, but, thought I would show you what I've been playing with instead
I received this canvas board  in one of the lovely Craft boxes, a monthly box full of gorgeous yummyness , that I got a few months ago.
So I painted it with Gesso, then using a leaf stencil I Texture pasted it through, once dry  I used the same stencil and painted platinum Starlight's paint through. The chipboard frame is from Delish, this got a layer of Gesso and then stamped with a swirl, the picture is a miniature postcard I've had for years, the leaves are made from paper clay, there's also bead string, ribbon, pearls, cheesecloth and some paper flowers from Wild Orchid. hope you like, I would love to here your thoughts.

Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Take to the Slopes, New Release

Hiya, here is my card I made using All Dressed Up's new release
this one is called Take to the slopes and can be found HERE

I coloured her with copics to match this scrap of Christmas paper I've had in my bit box for a couple of years, I knew it would come in handy one day.
Joy snowflake border die in silver glitter card ans a Sentiment die. 
I can't believe how quick Christmas has appeared, I'm sure it was Halloween last week.
I'm really looking forward to the Christmas break, I have a full week off, I think it will take me all week to get my craft room in some sort of order, I also want to have a play with my Mixed Media supplies, really looking forward to that. Hubby says hes buying me a clock for my craftroom for Christmas, as I don't wear a watch and never know what time it is to come out, it's getting later and later, he joked about getting me a bed for in here, well I think it was a joke.
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Little Skater from All Dressed Up

I really can't believe it's December already, where has November gone?
I'm so far behind with my Christmas cards! the problem is I keep finding new techniques 
to try, and before I know it another weeks gone and I'm no further on. 
But at least I managed to get this little beauty made up.
It's Little skater and you can get her HERE

I coloured her with copics
Kraft card, PaperArtsy papers CC Die
Daughter cut out, Gem Snowflakes, Gems
and Glitter.
Please come and join us at the ADU Facebook Challenge The theme for December is
See you there, 

I'm entering this into the following challenges;

Hugs Debra

Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar

Hi there , I'm just sharing a few cards I made using the  fabulous Christmas Tree Fairy Stamp by All Dressed Up Stamps. This is being given away free today so please take a look at the Kit and Clowder post Advent Calendar Day 1 to make sure you get yours.

Hugs Debra

Friday, 18 November 2016

Whisper of the Sea

Well hello, it's made a nice change tonight making a card that's not for Christmas.
Aurora Wings has a stunning new image for you, this little beauty is called 
"Whisper of the sea"
I really enjoyed making this card , you can visit my teamies at Aurora wings showcase

Coloured with copics, perfect pearls, sparkle pen, Graphic 45 paper, magnolia dies,charms,shells, pearls and cheesecloth.
I'm entering this in the following:
Avenue 613 Anything goes
Angies digital stamps Anything goes
Southern girls Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes
fab n funky Digi Girls/Hats
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
crafty hazelnuts patterned paper Anything goes

If you would like to purchase her, you can get her from HERE
facebook page
Hugs Debra 

Monday, 7 November 2016

All Dressed Up November New Release

Hi there, it's time for my new release card from All dressed up stamps 
My image is called Christmas tree fairy
Isn't she just the sweetest fairy you could get for your tree top.

I coloured her with copics, Sparkle pen on the wings, I'm afraid it doesn't show up 
to well in the picture, but in real life her wings are so sparkly, I have 3D laquered
her baubles and added gems to her stars. Papers are from K & Co, i got six packets of this
12 x 12 paper four years ago and I think it will last me another 10 at least. Ribbon and gem are ebay specials and the bells I robbed off an old Christmas card, I'm all for recycling.

I'm going to enter this in the following;
Avenue 613 Create Anything goes
Christmas card challenges Christmas/photo inspiration
OSAAT Anything goes plus recycling (Bells)
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
just keep on creating Anything goes
digistamps 4 joy Anything goes/Christmas

Our facebook challenge this month is CELEBRATIONS
you can get to it from HERE

Thank you for looking
Hugs Debra xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

Hi there, it's time for a new challenge on the facebook site, and the theme for this month is
if you go to the pinned post and all the info is in there.

I have used Love is, and coloured them with copics.
Papers are Grace Taylor Blossom range.
with a couple of heart gems.
I'm entering this card in the following;

artistic inspirations Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
cutie pie must be cute
get creative Anything goes
crafty friends Anything goes
simply less is moore Celebrations

Hugs Debra

Friday, 28 October 2016

Two new releases from Aurora Wings

Hiya, everything is coming up roses at Aurora wings this week,
We have a double release for you, this one is called 
"Crown of Roses"
When I started to colour her up I had it in my head she was going to be a Birthday card 
but then halfway through I thought ,wouldn't she look beautiful on a Christmas card.
Since I am wayyyy behind with my Chrissy cards I opted for the later, and I must say I'm really pleased with the outcome.

 I coloured her with copics
Pearl drops in gold, lilac and silver.
purple gems for her earrings, cheesecloth, organza ribbon
purple gems and green gem flower from the Trinket Box

The second release is called
"Weeping Rose"
and straight away I knew I was going to turn this one into a Christmas card.
I coloured her with copics
First edition papers, cheesecloth (I'm getting a bit addicted to this stuff, I just bought 5 yards of it so it should last me a few weeks.) Silver snowflake charm, Diamante snowflakes, ribbon rossette, blue gem, paper flowers and leaves and silver pearl drops.

I would like to enter these in the following;
crafty gals corner Anything goes
inspiration destination Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
a snowflakes promise Christmas anything goes
creates and makes Anything goes with ribbon/lace
digi choosday Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 22 October 2016

ADU Little Birdie

I thought I'd share my new release card with you today.
This image is called Little Birdie and can be found at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop
She is so cute, with her little bow and stripey tights.

I coloured her with copics,
used DCWV Street Lace paper, Crafter's Companion Hello die,
and a few black gems.
Don't forget the facebook challenge is still running with the theme
Autumn / Halloween
I'm entering this in the following;
Alphabet challenge Quick and Simple
Brown sugar Anything goes
Colour crazy Anything goes
Crafting-with-friends Anything goes
Polkadoodles Anything goes
Simply papercrafts Anything goes
That's crafty Clean and simple

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Christmas Fairie from Colorbelle

Hi there, I would like to introduce you to a new artist Kassie from Colourbelle
she has some wonderful images for you to drool over.
This one is called Christmas Fairie and here is the link to 
the Etsy Shop

I have coloured her with copics,used 3D Laquer and a sparkle pen, but I'm afraid 
it's not showing up in the photo.
Doily Die, Joy charm, pom poms, ribbon and pearls.
I'm entering this in the following;
creates and makes Anything goes plus a die
digi choosday Anything goes
sunny day crafting Anything goes
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness Anyhing goes
ccc digi creations Add a bow
Hugs Debra

Friday, 14 October 2016

Aurora Wings Mask of Leaves

Hi there, we have a wonderful new release for you today Mask of Leaves here is what I have made
Pop over  to Aurora wings showcase blog and see the amazing creations from my teamies.

I have coloured her with copics,
used K&Co paper,spellbinder oval die. lace,clock glass plaque, paper clay swirls and birds, glass beads, cloth flowers and cheesecloth.
flowers and timepiece from Craft Box
I'm entering this into the following;
Creative moments Anything goes
Inspiration destination Anything goes
Stampavie Anything goes
the crafty addicts Autumn colours/Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Monday, 3 October 2016

Jolly Reindeer Cheers

Hiya, I have a new Christmas card for you today Jolly Reindeer Cheers , hasn't he got the cutest of faces? i think a lot of my relatives will be getting a version of this card.
You can get him from Di's Digi Stamps and theirs lots of other mega cutie images to choose from, hedgehogs, mice snowmen the list is endless , please pop across and have a drool.

I coloured him, well i'm calling him a he, he could very easily be a she, especially with those earrings, with copics.
The papers are My Minds Eye, there is a bit of glitter on the baubles
Ribbon and bling drops out my stash.

I'm entering this into the following;
craft your passion Always Anything Goes
Christmas card challenge Photo Inspiration
crafting when we can Christmas comes early
lil patch of crafty friends Anything goes
IDIC  Square cards
a bit more time to craft. Anything goes

Thank you for taking time to look,
If you have time I would really love a comment.
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 1 October 2016

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge

Hi there and here is my first card for the All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge
The theme for this month is

I have used one of the Freebies Cute just got cuter ,
I coloured him with copics
W2 W3 W5 W7 W9
YR04 YR14
E40 E41 E43 E44
The leaves are an assortment of dies using First Edition papers
The clouds and branch are Crafter's Companion.
I hope you will join us with this challenge and I look forward to seeing 
your creations.
I'm entering this in the following;
cardz4guyz Autumn colours
simon says stamp Anything goes
Stampavie Autumn colours
creative knockouts Fall

Hugs Debra

Some good news

Hi there, I have some wonderful news today !!!!!
I have been invited to join the  All dressed up Facebook design Team,
I have used magical-woodland 

I coloured her with copics
Used Maya Papers, the birds I made with paper clay, pearls, paper flowers, 
Lace. Mushroom charm and theres some tiny gems on the flowers.
I'd like to enter this in the following;
CRAFT Fantasy
Simon says Anything goes
fussy and fancy My favourite things (Toadstools)
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
just-add-ink Just add wings
simply papercrafts for all occasions Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 30 September 2016

Aurora Wings Snow Queen release

Hi there, it's new release day at Aurora Wings we have this amazing Snow Queen for you,
if you pop over to the you can see what my teamies have made.

I have coloured her with copics, and liquid pearls, turquoise mirri card embossed, painted with gesso and gilding wax rubbed on top of that then bits are rubbed of to show the mirri card underneath.
Spellbinders oval die, leaves , flowers and gems from my stash. Oops nearly forgot a splattering of frantage here and there.

 If you are not already a member, why not join our facebook group, you could win 2 digi's.

There is also another release today Jellyfish sprite

I'm entering my card into the following;

Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gnome mistake

Hi there, I finally got to have a little play with my new stamps from Creative Expressions called "Make Gnome Mistake"
I used a die and cut some hill shapes that I edged with a bit of distress ink, the sky is Raindrops embossing Texture plate from Crafter;s, I stamped my Gnome , masked him off then stamped mt toadstool on top of him, to give the appearance of him sitting on top. 

He was coloured with copics, and a bit of glitter,
Quite a plain card for me, but I've been trying new styles out since leaving Crafter's,
had more me time to play.
I'm entering this in the following;
the crafty addicts Anything goes Funny
a snowflakes promise Anything goes seasonal
deep ocean challenge Anything goes
sunny day crafting Anything goes
Stamping Sensation One for the boys
Hugs Debra

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Cute Christmas

Hello there,
Isn't this a gorgeous image? Trouble is I forgot to rename it when I saved it on my hard drive and now I have no idea where I bought it, so if you know please leave me a comment so I can credit the company, I so hate it when I can't pass on the artists company.

I'm using a traditional colour scheme here, using my trusty copics to colour with, the edges I've distressed, Dovecraft vintage basic papers, Marianne square doily that I cut in half, pearls , bell and ribbon with a touch of glitter on his hat. 

I'm going to enter this into the following;
Christmas card challenges optional Christmas Lights
CRAFT Christmas
a bit more time to craft Always Anything Goes
animal friends Anything with fur
Crafty Awesomeness Anything goes, coloured image
Hugs Debra

Monday, 5 September 2016

Christmas Deer

Hiya, I thought I would make a start on my Christmas cards, I found this image Christmas Deer from All dressed up in my Digi box printed off from last year that didn't get used, she looked so forlorn I had to bring her to life.

I coloured her with copics, used Joy Winter Wonderland papers and snowflake dies, paper flowers and tulle out my bit box, pumice stone and broken China distress inks, and a bit of frantage embossing on the tree and image. 
If you pop over to the ADU blog there is a competition going on where you can win 3 digis and also a DT call ending 15th Sept.

I'm entering this in the following
craft your passion Always anything goes
Christmas card challenges photo challenge
Come & get it  Flowers
Winter wonderland  Cute charecters/easel
CRAFT  Embossing

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bloobel Stamps

Hi there, Lisa Bloobel has opened up her Laboratory (Creative Team) for everyone to get a chance of being one of her technicians, it's a lucky dip so everybody gets a chance, if you haven't got a Bloobel image then pop across HERE

I have used Bookworm Bob that I coloured using copics, the rest is using a stamp set from 
IndigoBlu called Chemistry Lab. Looking forward to seeing all the crazy cards.
I'm entering this in the following;
craft your passion challenges Always Anything Goes
IDIC Cards for men
OSAAT  Anything goes for men
Sir Stampalot  Anything goes

Hugs Debra