Saturday, 7 July 2018

Little Ladybird from All Dressed Up

Well I started the day with good intentions, today was the day for the major tidy up, I had printed Little Ladybird off ready to colour later in the week and every time I went past my desk she shouted "Don't leave me sat here with no colour on" I did think I will just colour her face, then just her hair, then that was it, once she was coloured I couldn't not put her on a card, she might get damaged, so here she is, Little ladybird New release from All dressed up stamps

I coloured her with copics, used buttons on her antenna and sparkle pen on the flowers.

Distress inks
Salty Ocean - Sky
Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio
Pine Needles, Bundled Sage

I would like to enter this in the following;
Allsorts In the garden
crafty calendar Totally girlie
crafty catz ATG with summer fun
2 crafty critter crazies ATG with a critter (I hope ladybirds count as a critter)
a bit more time to craft ATG
country view In the garden
love to craft Any thing goes
scribbles designs ATG
simply papercrafts ATG
dragonfly dreams Summer
Hugs Debra

Sunday, 1 July 2018

All Dressed Up, Play Days

What great cards was entered into our FaceBook challenge last month, the theme for July is
So any occasion you fancy really,
I've a few birthdays coming up next month so thought I would make a start on them.
For this card I have used the wonderful Play Day image from All dressed up stamps
that I coloured with copics, used Prima Forever Young papers, some yellow enamel dots and the sentiment was a freebie.
I would like to enter this in the following;
creative knockouts For the girls
cardz 4 galz Summer sunny days
CRAFT  Summer
crafting with an attitude  Anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies Anything goes with a critter
alphabet challenge Great outdoors
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
Jo's scrap shack Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 29 June 2018

Chunky Monkey with a Kenny K

Good morning, I hope the sun is shining for you wherever you lived, we have had an amazing sunny week here in the UK, my craft room gets the sun late evening so I'm sweltering here, I found this digi in my stash just waiting to colour so decided to make it up just for my stash, the image is from Kenny K who unfortunately is no longer in business, I have lots of his stamps they are certainly unique.

On the back of my card and envelope I have used two sentiments from the Chunky Monkey crafts sentiments range, Narky Finishing Sentiments this is an A5 size stamp set with some wonderful quirky sentiments, they are amazing quality and stamp first time every time.

 I coloured with copics, used silver mirri card that I embossed and a Friend Die cut.


I would like to enter this into the following;
crafty catz Embossing ATG
as you like it Dry embossing, it's so quick, easy and no mess.
the male room White men can't jump
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Chunky Monkey card for Libby

It's my turn to share on the Chunky Monkey site today,
I've used Narky-Sentiments-2 on the front, back and envelope for this little shaker card,
it's my niece Libby's 7th Birthday and thought this would be perfect.

The image is from All dressed up called Three little party girls that I coloured with copics,
glitter paper at the back and a few Sequins

I would like to enter this into the following;
aud sentiments Anything goes plus a sentiment
cardz 4 galz Summer sunny days
crafty friends anything goes
snarky stampers Quote
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
creative fingers Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Druming Dads Day with Chunky Monkey

Well I think this is my last Father's Day card for this year, 
this sentiment for the back of my card is just perfect,
it's from Chunky monkey crafts  and this is the A5 size with 13  different quirky sentiments

This image was a freebie of a magazine from Sheena Douglass
I coloured it with copics, used glossy accents on the cymbals and used Best Creations papers.

Here is a full picture of all the wonderful sentiments
There are also three A6 size sheets of stamps, you can find them Here
I would like to enter this in the following;
The male room Little Boys
Pause Dream Enjoy Anything goes
cardz 4 guyz  Father's Day
Try it on Tuesday  For the Boys
unicorn Masculine

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Four New Sprites from Aurora Wings

Well I hope you sitting comfortable as this is a really long post, lots of piccy's for you to see.
Mitzi at Aurora Wings has brought out four new garden sprites for you to play with, I really am so honored to be on the DT for Mitzi, so much fun playing with these amazing images. You can see all the designs my wonderful teamies have created at The

She was coloured with copics, papers are from Echo Park For the Record, 
paper flowers from my stash, bird and bee was made from paper clay and the Dew-Drops are from Chunky Monkey

Here we have Honeysuckle-Sprite
She was coloured with copics, the papers I used are My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow,
the flowers I made myself using the same papers and the pearls and sentiment are from my stash.

Next we have Thistle-Sprite
I decided to make her into an easel card, haven't made one for ages and I was having so much fun,
I coloured with copics, used First Edition Mulberry Kisses paper, the sentiments was a freebie of a magazine years ago, I made the flowers using the same papers, ribbon and gems from my stash.

And last but not least we have Trumpet-Honeysuckle-Sprite
Copics again, My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow papers, flowers and pearls
from my stash, frame was out of a sale bin at a show I went to, you got four frames for 50p I really wish I had bought more I only have one left and they are the perfect size, I used a rub on for my sentiment and a paper clay bird.

I would like to enter these in the following;
crafting from the heart Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies Anything goes
the paper nest dolls Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Shaped card For Digi Choosday

Hiya, well how quick did that go, this is my final post as guest DT for Digi Choosday. The theme for the DT is shaped cards, and the Image i used is  Polkadoodles  Nature Lover January and Paper is Helga Hippo paper heaven1  I have coloured with copics and used a template from the wonderful Sandra's Scrapsels  To make the bow shaped card . This card is going to be for my beautiful, lovely  Mum's Birthday.
But the theme as always is ANYTHING GOES

Copics used;
Purple Bazill cardstock

I would like to enter this in the following;
Avenue 613 Anything goes opt. Buttons and Bows
dragonfly dreams anything goes
crafters castle Anything goes opt more than one fold
crafting from the heart Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies Anything goes
the paper nest dolls Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy AG or hand coloured

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Dad Day Chunky Monkey

Good morning, it's my turn to share on the Chunky Monkey crafts today,
I've used three stamps from the Narky Sentiments 2 set
"It was going to be a cheap and cheerful card. Then I decided"
"your worth a few quid"
on the back of the card, then on the envelope I used 
"supports a small business"
you can get this stamp set HERE it's only £6.99 plus if you use my 25% off coupon
you will get 25% off everything you buy,  there are some beautiful Sequin-Mixes just gone on the site  and this white Gel Pens is the best I've ever tried.

My card is another Father's Day, I've used Fishing from Mo's digital pencil 
coloured with copics, the Dad is a really old chipboard that I coloured then used Glossy Accents on top

Copics used

It's rather apt I'm posting this card today as my Hubby is going fishing in about an hour, so I get to have a day to myself, which I must say I'm looking forward to, I'm not sure if you know but Hubby and I work together as well so were together 24/7 I'm sure he's ready for a break from me. Lol 
I'm entering this in the following;
crazy 4 challenges Masculine
my time to craft Holidays
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
a perfect time to craft Anything goes
card mania Nautical
daisy chain Boys/Men
digistamps 4 joy for the men in your life + AG
simply create too For a Male 

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Beach Time

Hi there, it certainly feels like Beach Time today, after the thunderstorm from last night it's a beautiful day today, had a lovely ride out this morning (Sunday), just me and my dog singing along to the radio, we went to see my parents for the morning, back home then off to the garden center, cause whilst I was away my hubby made himself some window boxes for his man shed and we needed some plants to go in them. Now I'm being mega organised and typing my blog up whilst the roast is in, smells delicious.
We have a new release from All dressed up stamps this one is called Beach Time that I coloured with copics, used 3D laquer on the sunglass, phone and drink, the sky was done with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

I would like to enter this in the following;
cute card Thursday  Anything goes
creative knockouts. Anything goes
crafting by designs  Anything goes
crafty gals corner Summer colours
the house that stamps built Summer vacation
thats crafty Summery
lemon shortbread Anything goes
show us your pussies Furrything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Super Hero Dad 25% off

Hi there, I have some great news for you today chunky monkey crafts have now opened there very own website, it's still in its early stages but please pop across and have a look at

If you see anything you fancy you can get a whopping 25% off, just use this code

Today I would like to share another Father's Day card, this one was coloured with copics,
the stamp is from WoodWare, the paper is Echo Park and brads from my ever growing stash.

On the back of the card I have used a sentiment from 
Chunky Monkey Narky-Sentiments-2 and the envelope 
has one from Narky Finishing Sentiments the little Dew Drops are gorgeous
4mm in size and only £1.50 a bag

The copics I used are 
Y13 and a sparkle pen.
I would like to enter this in the following;
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
Patties creations Something that flies
qkr stampede. Anything goes
simply papercrafts Anything goes
CRAFT  Outside play
crafting by designs For the boys
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Friday, 1 June 2018

Digger Dad from ADU

Hiya, yep another Father's Day card, I'm really behind with making these, still got another ten to make for the shop, one day I will be organised.
The theme for this months FaceBook challenge is
in other words anything goes, my computer broke so I used Present for Daddy image that I coloured with copics, used BoBunny papers and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz die.


I would like to enter this in the following;
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
qkr stampede Anything goes
simply papercrafts Anything goes
Craft Outside play
crafting by designs for the boys
crafty creations challenges Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Surprise gifts

Hi there, here is my third card as GDT for digi choosday and the DT's theme is "use something not normally used for card making" so I have used a couple of drinking straws,
the image I used is  surprise gifts that I coloured with copics I used Helga hippo papers, some paper roses and a few sequins. 
Copics used
I would like to enter this in the following;
dare 2 b artzy Flowers
Dis digi designs Load on the embellishments
fussy and fancy Favorite florals

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Robot Dad with Chunky Monkey

Hi there, I didn't think I ewas going to get this post out today, my pc died and all my apps and watermarks are kept on it, but i borrowed one and with a bit of help managed a post.
Today I am sharing another Father's Day card, this is using big bad dad from Tiddlyinks
I coloured him with copics used Best Creations Inc.  Robot papers and Autumn Leaf/sequin mix from Chunky Monkey, the back of the card I've used a stamp from narky comments sentiments 2 from Chunky Monkey and only £6.99 for an A6 stamp sheet, the envelope is from narky-sentiments this is a whopping A5 size and on offer for £12.99.

brown sugar Masculine/Father's Day
colour crazy Anything goes
qkr stampede Anything goes
CRAFT Masculine/Father's Day
crafty creations Anything goes
Inspiration destination Anything goes
the paper shelter Use a digi
the crafty addicts Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Best Dad for Chunky Monkey

Hiya, this is my first official post using the new Chunky Monkey Crafts sentiment stamps,
this set I have used is called The snarky sentiments  they are A5 in size and really well made from high quality clear photopolymer, they stamp beautifully and stick to your block really well, which is a major bug bear of mine,  don't you just hate it when you get all lined, up ink your stamp and then it promptly falls off, no chance of that happening with these beauts,  you can get this one for £12.99 from the Etsy shop there is also a smaller set A6 called Sending smiles which costs £6.99 Well worth a look.

For my Father's Day card I used a piece of stamping card that I coloured wth Oxides, Wild Honey, Antique Linen and Iced Spruce, once blended it was splashed with water and dried, I stamped a couple of Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and coloured with distress inks.

I doodled around the edge of the card using one of the white gel pens from Chunky Monkey Crafts, this is the best white pen I have ever used, and highlighted the kittys, on the back I used this stamp, which I must say is very apt because I'm sending this card to the local shop to sell, the sequins are also from Chunky Monkey Crafts and the colour is Autumn Leaf

I would like to enter this in the following;
crafty catz Anything goes opt sketch
brown sugar Masculine or Father's Day
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
qkr stampede. Anything goes
aud sentiments Cute plus sentiment
the artistic stamper Backgrounds plus a stamp
crafters cafe use an animal

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ula Inner Beauty

Hi there, here is my second card for Digi Choosday. challenge, our theme for this week was Shabby Chic, but as normal it's ANYTHING GOES for your challenge
Ive used Helga hippo paper heaven 1 for my background papers, the sentiment is from
I distressed the edges with frayed burlap distress ink, used a bit of cheesecloth under the resin frame, paper clay flourishes in the corners, a bit of scrap lace across the bottom, paper flowers, stamens and the leaves and mount were die cuts ohh nearly forgot there's a few pearls as well. Wow that was a mouth ful

I would like to enter this in the following;
Crafters castle. Anything goes
crafting with friends Anything goes
crafty catz Anything cute goes
cut it up Flowers
creates and makes Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
dragonfly dreams Here come the girls
Hugs Debra

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Chunky Monkey DT

Well hello there, I have some really good news to share with you today,
I have been chosen to be part of the brand new Chunky Monkey Crafts DT 
Dani designs the most wonderful quirky stamps to enhance the back of your cards, envelopes and even feature on the front, Here is the  Etsy Shopand Blog
 I chose this sentiment as I'm using it on my Granddaughter Amelies 5th Birthday card,
the little glass drops are also from Chunky Monkey the Etsy shop
 I used an image from Pink Gem called Birthday-unicorn and coloured it with copics
I will add the colours later when back at my computer, the dies are Sissex and the backing papers are a freebie from Making Cards magazine.
I would like to enter this in the following;

colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
crafty catz Anything goes/cute
creative fingers Anything goes
simply papercrafts Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Monday, 7 May 2018

Daddy's Day

Hi there, it's new release day at All Dressed Up and I'm using Daddy's Day
perfect timing for Fathers day in June .
The background is done with salty ocean distress pad and a stencil I made with one of my dies. The birds are a die from Memory Box and once I had coloured it up I decided to cover the helicopter in red glitter.

I coloured with copics
I would like to enter this in the following;
hiding in my craftroom Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting with friends Anything goes
creative fingers  Anything goes
polkadoodle Anything goes
simply papercrafts  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Dreaming of Summer

We have a great new challenge starting today at the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook page
the theme is EMBELLISH IT 
so you can really go to town on this one.
I have used Dreaming of summer image, Echo park For the record 2 papers, copics, stormy-sky distress padneenah classic crest solar white card, blue gems from my stash and an old butterfly die, can't remember the make.
Copics used

We would love to see your creations this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
lil patch of crafty friends Anything goes
pile it on  Small and/or pencil (small butterflies)
corrosive challenge Anything goes
crafters castle Anything goes
simply papercrafts Anything goes

Hugs Debs

GDT, Malkolm makes me smile

Hello, I'm delighted to be a guest design team member over at the Digi Choosday challenge for the next couple of  months. I adore polkadoodles images, so wasn't going to turn this chance down.
The DT theme is embossing either wet or dry, I used both but as always but you can join in with "Anything Goes"
Background is watercolour-card coloured with Brusho's, when dry I stamped some gold flowers using a freebie stamp and gold embossing powder, then I ran it through my Gemini with a dotty embossing folder. The edge of the picture is embossed in gold as well.

The image I chose is Little monsters Malkolm that I coloured with copics
The sentiment is from Quotes Winnie special moments

I would like to enter this in the following;
addicted to cas Gold (embossing )
Di's digi designs Animal ( I think he counts)
the fairy and the unicorn Anything mystical/mythical
colour crazy challenge Anything goes
creative fingers  Anything goes
Hugs Debra 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Daz's Birthday

It was my oldest sons Birthday last week, he is a mature student at university, in his final year studying the sciences, I'm so proud of all he has achieved, and all the hard work he has put in.
The background is just drops of alcohol ink dropped onto glossy cardstock, I coloured him with copics and typed up the sentiment on my retro typewriter.   

I would like to enter this in the following;
my time to craft Movies The Scientist
crafting with friends  Anything goes
crafty catz Anything goes
polkadoodle Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
simply papercrafts for all occassions Anything goes
crafting with an attitude Anything goes
craftaholics r us. Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Marisol the Mermaid, Summer Sprite

Here is a new image from Aurora Wings it's called Marisol the Mermaid
isn't she a beauty, I love Mitzi's mermaids and we are lucky enough to have two today.
You can see what everyone else has made at the showcase blog 
There is also a BOGOF offer on until April 18th, Anyone who buys the Summer Sprite digi will also get the "Summer Sprite with Ice Cream Cone" version. It's included in the automatic download, so no other action needed.

I coloured with copics and spectrum noir pens using Neenah solar white card, perfect pearls,gems and glass shells from my stash.
Spectrum TN1,TN2, BT2,BT3,BT4

Here is Summer Sprite with Watermelon
She could be Marisols daughter, don't you think?
I coloured her with copics on Neenah solar white card,perfect pearls, I actually found a scrap of paper with water melons on it, I'm not sure what company it was from, if anyone knows could they let me know so I can credit them, the waves die is from a Magnolia die kit I got a few years ago and one of my faves,

Summer Sprite (with watermelon) JPG at AW Etsy…/592287620/summer-sprite-with-waterme…
Summer Sprite (with watermelon) PNG at AW Etsy…/png-summer-sprite-with-watermelon-au…

I'm entering these in the following;
a perfect time to craft. Anything goes
classic design team Anything goes
crafty-girls-creations. Anything goes
kreativeinkauf-challenge Fantasy figures
creative crafters Anything goes
crafty cardmakers Water
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes, opt real stamp
Creative moments  Anything goes

Hello and welcome to my new follower Lorraine
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Oriental Girl from ADU

Wow! what gorgeous new releases we have to play with this month at All dressed up stamps
the one I've been playing with is Oriental Girl, when I first saw the image I straight away thought 
Tourist and then, the way my mind works, I thought photo's and selfies. Not that I ever take 
selfies, just hate my picture being taken now I'm old and fuller figured lol  mind you I've always been fuller figured.

I've used DCWV  The Far East Stack papers, black card, sequins from stash, photo frame die rub ons and I coloured with copics.
E000,00,21,R11, R83
 I would like to enter this in the following;
creates and makes Anything goes
Digi choosday. Anything goes
crafting by designs  Anything goes
crafty gals corner  Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes with Me Time
allsorts be there or be square
daring cardmakers Colours, lady and sequins

Hugs Debra