Sunday, 20 January 2019

Hunkydory Crafts goodies

Hi there, I would like to share with you some goodies that Hunkydory crafts sent me this week, I must admit it isn't a shop I ever visited, except at craft fairs, but I was totally amazed at the amount and variety of goodies on their website, I was spoilt for choice.

 I was really impressed with the quality of the For the love of Masks, I chose Beautiful Baroque Swirls, it will be perfect for both Male and female cards, you can grunge it up with pastes, pretty it up with glitter or use your inks, really good quality plastic that doesn't buckle when using really thick paste, like on my first card, and it cleans up really easy, i used a stipple brush with my ink and it never lifted once, gorgeous

 This is the first time that I have ever used Moonstone dies, I used Pretty Poinsettia, a really good size the largest petals are 8cm and the smallest 4cm they were a pleasure to use , cut first time everytime even with thick pearl paper and they embossed with the first cut as well.So pretty and a Poinsettia is for everyday not just for Christmas, it looks totally different in the glitter card to the white.

Pretty Poinsettia £14.99 product code MSTONE040

 You can never have enough swirls can you, I particularly liked the look of these as they had little leaves on, and being frugal thought I could snip these off to put in with my flowers, they did take two passes to cut the thick pearl card but the Kraft card and Glitter card cut first time so was very pleased with that. Sumptuous swirls Product codeSDMDSS £6.79

 How often do you get carried away when making cards, adding a bit of this and that , get it finished and wham, doesn't fit the envelope anymore, these Card Boxes are just perfect, just over 6x6 and half an inch deep they are not over the top, easy to put together with a bit of double sided and wallah, 
 I used the  Beautiful baroque swirls mask then brushed  izink ink all over, layered on a bit of dotty card and added a few gems. If your selling your cards you can ask so much more for boxed cards and your not going to break the bank with these
Product code  HCB122 just £2.99 each or 2 packs for £4.98 (Bargain)

Well I hope you like what I've made with my new goodies and I certainly recommend a visit to there website   and enjoy.
I would like to enter these in the following;
dragonfly dreams Anything goes
The corrosive challenge Anything goes
love 2create Anything creative/mixed media
A gem of a challenge Anything goes
inkspirational Use Kraft
 Hugs Debra

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Just hangin' with my Gnomie

Well what a start to the year, I decided, in my wisdom, to take up the carpet in my craft room and replace it with vinyl tiles, my thoughts being it would be easier to clean.
I pulled up the first bit, and decided to work my way around the room in sections, since it is full to bursting and i had no wear to store it, first bit went great, then to move my big heavy desk in front of the window, carpet was wet through plus a lot of papers, turns out we had a leak in the roof, so it was a good job i did it . Anyway two weeks later it still hasn't dried out enough for me to carry on with the floor, so I decided to rip the wall paper off instead. Ooops, good job I've not had much DT  work on this month.
In Between this I've made a Valentines card using  Valentines-day-tomte-gnome-hearts from the amazing Faery Ink shop, I coloured him with copics, used My Minds Eye Dilly Dally paper, and a computer generated sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following;
as you like it Anything goes
creative knockouts Anything goes
Southern girls Anything goes
time out Loving
crafty creations anything goes
lemon shortbread anything goes
digi choosday anything goes
Hugs Debra 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Love You from All Dressed Up

Yet another year has gone, and it's been a year full of mixed emotions.
On the plus side My Son Graduated and I got a new Grandson Sebastian all in the same month.
The theme for this months challenge is
I must say I do seem to struggle with C&S cards, they never look finished and I have to stop my self adding stuff, I may cut this one up and put a red border around it yet, he he 
I've used Love you from All dressed up stamps the sentiment was computer generated, I coloured with copics and that's it.

Skin E000,00,21
Hair YR20,21,23
Shadow C2,3
Clothes B91,93,95
Shoes,  Heart R24,27,29,46
I would like to enter this in the following;
corrosive challenges Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge Anything goes
Hugs Debra x

Sunday, 16 December 2018


Hiya, I've had a truly amazing weekend, both my Sons and their partners came home plus my four Grandchildren, it was a bit manic but perfect, each year we have an early Christmas at our house as the boys have to work, and each year we get a new grandchild, in fact we had to extend the dining table this year.
I thought I would share this couple of cards (no colouring) which doesn't happen very often.
 I used K&Co paper, a new medallion die of ebay, flowers and berries from the lace attic on facebook.

Papers were from First Edition, SnipArt from Craft Box flowers from Aliexpress, the berries are from the lace attic and a tiny bit of wood from the bush in my garden.

I would like to enter these in the following;
Avenue 613 Anything goes
dragonfly dreams Anything goes
dragonfly journeys Handmade holiday magic
International Art & Soul Add some sparkle
love 2 create Anything Mixed media
card mania Christmas
 Hugs Debra

Friday, 7 December 2018

Sledging All the Way

We have a wonderful set of New Release images for you this month from All Dressed Up and I got to play with Sledging all the way Using copic pens to colour with, White Molotow pen, K&Co papers, Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Baby blue gems, and some pom pom ribbon I've had for ever.

I don't seem to be making much headway with my Christmas cards I'm afraid, I seem to have lost my Mojo, pushed myself so hard to get my orders filled , I can't seem to be bothered about doing my own. Oh well, I have a few weeks left yet. Don't I ?
I would like to enter this into the following;
as you like it Fave Christmas Animal( mine is the Robin, it makes me remember old friends that are sadly no longer with us, far too many)
CRAFT the last stretch (I've only just started)
craft rocket Christmas is coming
crafting with an attitude Anything goes
crimbo-crackers Anything goes
cute card Thursday Anything goes
moving along with the times Anything Christmas
through the purple haze Tis' the Season

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Snowy Days at All Dressed Up

We have a new FaceBook challenge for you at the All Dressed Up Facebook page, the theme is 
Perfect for those Christmas cards, I have made all my cards for the shop I'm now starting on my own, got two made just another 32 to go, he he I think there may be a few bought ones in there somewhere, how about you ? have you finished yet?
This gorgeous image is Snowy-days that I coloured with copics, made a background with spun sugar distress ink, think the paper is either HOTP or DCWV as it's really old and that was my main supply back then, a scattering of gems, I'm not sure what make the die is as I got it second hand from ebay.
I would like to enter this in the following;
Christmas at sweet stampin Christmas
crafting by designs get ready for Christmas
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative Moments  Anything Christmas
cute n crafty christmas Anything goes
the paper shelter Snowy days
simon says  Anything goes
the sisterhood of crafters Use stitched die
the crafty addicts  Anything goes/girly
watercooler challenges  Holidays
Hugs Debra

Season to Sparkle

Hi there, Kit and Clowder are starting their Advent Giveaway today and All Dressed Up are starting the ball rolling with the first one. Wendy has generously given everyone this wonderful digi called 
I've used it to make a Christmas card , but there's no reason way it couldn't work for any other occasion. The sentiment was a magazine freebie and I coloured with copics, used
Holographic glitter card for a bit of sparkle, the tiara is silver metallic pen, glitter on the wings and a scattering of gems for the hell of it.
Coloured with copics
I would like to enter this in the following;
Christmas at sweet stampin Christmas
crafting by designs get ready for Christmas
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative moments Anything Christmas
cute n crafty christmas Anything goes
simon says Anything goes
the crafty addicts Girly
watercooler challenges Hoildays

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Lady Rose 1&2 Christmas wreath besties from Aurora Wings

We  have three wonderful new Aurora wings. images for you this month, two  Lady Rose images 1 and 2 then there is a so cute Christmas wreath with two Best friends. 

For Lady-Rose 1 I decided to go with winter colours blue and silver, that way I can use it for a Christmas card, she reminds me of an ice maiden in these colours, I coloured with copics, used perfect pearls with glitter, Craftwork cards paper, glitter card and some gems. 


Next there is Lady-Rose-2, she is equally amazing, I really enjoyed playing with these, I coloured with copics, used perfect pearls, K&Co papers and a bit of lace.


What can you say about these two cuties, Christmas-Wreath-Besties I know for a fact my little dog wouldn't be sat there so nicely , but he is a , coloured with copics, and K&Co papers, I printed this one out in green ink and I love the effect on the wreath.

Please pop over to the Aurora wings showcase blog to see all my teamies makes.
I would like to enter these in the following;
avenue 613 Anything goes opt Christmas
Angies digital stamps Anything goes opt Christmas
abc Christmas W Wishes/ X Xmas
addicted to stamps Holiday
Christmas at sweet stampin challenge Christmas
fab n funky include an animal
the paper shelter Christmas
the crafty addicts Girly
Hugs Debra

Sunday, 11 November 2018

3 little different cards

Had time to have a little play today, made three cards with no colouring, 
am I feeling alright I hear you ask, I honestly don't know , but I really enjoyed myself, 
Craft room is an utter tip but that can wait for another day.

This one is using the new Christmas SnipArt kit from Craft Box.
I found an old picture for the frame paper was First edition, the metal sentiment
is from a big bag of them I bought about 8 years ago and I'm still using them up. Theres a mixture of dies and flowers with a touch of glitter.

A really simple pair here, paper was again from First Edition top one has a chipboard snowflake I painted with Imagination paint, theres a bit of sewing thread behind it and a rub on in the corner.
Below I used a Tim Holtz word die, some lace leaves from Marrina at The Lace Attic a facebook shop, some of the buds on the first card was from her, great shop if you need ribbons.

Thank you for looking, I'm entering these in the following;
A Gem of a challenge Anything goes
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything Christmas
crafty catz Anything goes opt Christmas
creative fingers Anything goes
daring cardmakers Winter flowers foliage
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Monster Dino Christmas

It's new release day at All dressed up stamps and I got to play with Monster Dino isn't he just the cutest . I coloured him with copics used Dovecraft papers, glitter, glossy accents and another one of my Rub ons I found.
 I would like to enter this in the following;
A Gem of a challenge Anything goes
crafty friends 2 or more papers
creative fingers Anything goes
craft rocket Christmas is coming
crafting from the heart Anything goes
613 avenue Anything goes
Angies digital stamps Anything goes
animal friends Winter plus an animal( are dino's animals?)
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Robin Red Breast

Hi there, I found this Digital image when I was tidying my hard drive up and I have no idea which company it is from, I think I received it when I was a DT , if any one knows could you let me know so I can credit it please. I coloured it with copics, glitter and glossy accents.
It's from a company called Lady Bug Crafts

I would like to enter this in the following;
A gem of a challenge Anything goes
creative fingers Anything goes
CRAFT Winter
craft rocket Christmas is coming
crimbo-crackers Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Christmas is coming

What a great challenge for you this month, "Christmas is coming" 
It sure is quicker than I ever imagined, have you got all your cards made yet?
I think I'm going to have to buy a box this year, hangs her head in shame, well just for people I don't really know, and they don't know I make cards, I love this image from All dressed up stamps it's called Snowy-days and is a really quick one to make.
I coloured the image with copics used Glossy Accents on his nose,eyes and buttons, the paper was free from Making cards magazine, the snowflakes from Anna at Craft Box a bit of glitter and a Rub on I found in the bottom of my drawer.
I would like to enter this in the following;
Digi choosday Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
the holly and ivy Christmas challenge Anything Christmas
Christmas with the cuties Wrap up warm
4 crafty chicks Christmas
CRAFT Winter
craft rocket Christmas is coming
crimbo-crackers  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Jenson's 2nd Birthday

I've had a really great day today, it was my Grandson, Jenson's, second Birthday party,
He is such a character and so much like his father when he was that age.
His most favorite thing is the bin lorry, but unfortunately I didn't find a Digi for one of those, but he also loves tractors and farms so lucky for me I used la-la land's digital image Luka on his tractor, I'm afraid I can't find it on the site so it must have been discontinued.
I coloured it with copics  used Anna Marie card for the grass and a couple of Sissex dies for the clouds.  


I would like to enter this in the following;
colour crazy Anything goes
crafty catz Make it square
creative fingers Anything goes
your next stamp Make a scene
qkr stampede Anything goes
Hope you enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Chrysanthemum, Harvest and Maple Sprites

We have three amazing new sprites for you this month , Mitzi from Aurora Wings has been really busy, I just can't pick a favorite they are all mega cute. Take a look at my teamies work at Aurora wings showcase blog

First off we have Chrysanthemum-Sprite that I coloured with copics, the papers I have had for about ten years, they are the ones you keep to just sit and look at, well my craft room is so full I thought I really should use some of my special papers ( to make room for the new he he) the peacock was a plain brass colour so I rubbed it with gilding wax, coloured the wings with copics and then applied crystal lacquer to them, the eye is a red gem.

Chrysanthemum Sprite

We also have a super Discount code

Next we have  Harvest-Sprite coloured with copics, the papers are from Basic Grey called Pyrus, I must say this is one of my faves with the muted colour palette, I cut a few leaf sprigs from Kraft and coloured with Distress ink.
BG01 B00
Lastly we have Maple-Sprite , you can just imagine her running around in the leaf litter, up to mischief , he he, the paper is  MyMinds Eye Bloom & Grow coloured with copics.
Maple Sprite

There is also a super competition going on at our Facebook group  PLUS you get a fantastic FREE Digi Grab your freebie from the Files section, color (and create a full project if you wish) and join! You can find the digi file under Files (link below).
Please note: The freebie digi will remain available for download through Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

I would like to enter these in the following;
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes
Little red wagon Use a Digi
the paper shelter. Use a digi
words 2 craft by Leaves (maple)
unicorn challenge  Autumn/Halloween
craft rocket Autumn / Halloween

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Reindeer Lucy

Afternoon folks, been playing catch up today, this is a card I made using my new stamp from C. C. Designs called Reindeer Lucy I bought it from dies to die for stall at the Sincerely Yours show last week. I coloured her with copics, used Dovecraft papers and a Peace die from Tim Holtz.
It's a wet and windy day here on the East coast of England, but I'm feeling lucky were not in the USA with there awful storms. I hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend. OOps I forgot to mention I used 3D laquer on the nose and lights.

I would like to enter this in the following;
corrosive challenges Anything goes
A gem of a challenge Anything goes
Allsorts Christmas
crafters castle. ATG opt Winter/Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Anything Christmas

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Girls Christmas Stocking

I would like to share with you my card that has been created using your free All dressed up stamps image, to get your free image pop across to the Kit and Clowder facebook page and follow the instructions.
I have coloured with copics used Prima North Country papers and a snowflake border die from Joy

R27  RV10

I would like to enter this in the following;
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
creative fingers Anything goes
Winter Wonderland  Anything goes
crimbo-crackers Anything goes
cute card Thursday Anything goes
Simon says stamp Christmas
crafters castle Anything goes Christmas
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything Christmas opt flowers

Hugs Debra

Monday, 1 October 2018

Autumn Christmas

Hi there its time for our new challenge on the All Dressed Up Facebook challenge and the theme for this month is " Autumn colours" and since I am so far behind with my Christmas cards I decided to make an Autumnal colour card.
I've used Christmas-hair-do that I coloured with copics, gold mirri card and Prima North Country paper stack. 


I would like to enter this in the following;
Avenue 613 Anything goes/CAS
Addicted-to-stamps Christmas
lil patch of crafty friends Anything goes
pile it on Think big/ one layer card
Christmas card throwdown Colouring technique
allsorts  Autumn
crafting-with-dragonflies CAS
crafty friends Autumn colours
crafty hazelnuts christmas Begining S Snowflake on her jumper and hair

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Autumn is here

It's time for the September New Releases from Mitzi at aurora wings 
First off we have Skull-and-Roses, I felt like it should be in a colour other than deep red for some reason, so I chose this lovely blue, I coloured with copics , papers are from HOTP really old ones,SnipArt swirls, Artos flowers with a few gems from my stash.
W0, E40,41

Next we have the super cute Pumpkin-Spice-Sprite doesn't she look yummy,
coloured with copics , papers from First Edition Falling Leaves, gold perfect pearls and three wooden leaves i coloured with copics and popped in the corner, I felt this gorgeous paper didn't need anything else. Perfect Autumn card.


and finally we have Necromantica, again I rebelled against the red roses, I wanted it to look more feminine, pretty so decided on lemon and pink, papers are from HOTP, wings from Craft Box and flowers from my stash

G82 YG41
Y11, 02

If you head over to Aurora wings showcase blog you can see all my teamies works of art, I can promise you you wont be disappointed, all of them are so different.

I would like to enter these in the following;
creates and makes Anything goes
everybody-art  Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
Through the craftroom door Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies Anything goes

Hugs Debra x

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Simply cards and papercraft

WOW, I'm so excited, one of my cards has been printed in the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine issue 182 in the shops now. 
The article is featuring the amazing All Dressed Up stamps, the brief was Christmas card for a female so I chose Little Skater that I coloured with copics.
The papers are Gilded Winter with scraps from my bit box for the flowers and leaves, Centura pearl for matting, the sentiment was a magazine freebie, glitter, gems and ribbon from my stash, I also made a box to make it a bit special.

G43, YG63,45

I would like to enter this in the following;
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
CRAFT Christmas
crimbo-crackers Anything goes
Cute card Thursday Dies/punches
Crafty gals corner more than 3 layers

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Christmas Bauble

Had a bit of time to play today, I 've been having a go at making my own baubles for Christmas, but I've a feeling this one will be going to my Granddaughters , its a bit girly.
I bought the blanks from AliExpress then painted them with Gesso, once dried I smooched them with Distress ink (seedless preserves) , the fairy I bought of a lady on Facebook a couple of years ago and covered with glitter, the sentiment is from Inkylicious, and the gems I stuck round the edges from Poundland, so a really, really cheap bauble.

I would like to enter this in the following;
Stamping sensations B for Bauble
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  Anything goes opt Joy
the fairy and the unicorn  Anything goes opt unicorns
creative fingers  Anything goes
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
a perfect time to craft Anything goes
Christmas cards all year round Anything but a card
creations in pink  Anything goes in pink
ccc digi creations  Pearls/Gems
monochrome magic Anything goes / Girly

Hugs Debra x

Friday, 7 September 2018

Little Scottie Dog

It's new release day at All Dressed Up Stamps and I got to play with 
I coloured him in Copics and Pentell Dual colour metallic pens,
Docrafts Heritage press papers, ribbon and gems from my stash, the sentiment was a freebie on a magazine. Spell binders large scallop circle die.
I'm so behind with my Christmas cards this year I thought I really ought to make one.


I would like to enter this in the following;
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
crafty cardmakers All creatures great and small
cute n crafty Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies Anything Goes
the papernest dolls  Anything goes
dragonfly dreams Anything goes
crimbo-crackers Anything goes
cute card Thursday Anything goes
brown sugar All creatures Great and small
Kitty Bee Designs ATG option Animal

Thank you for looking
Hugs Debra x

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Cool Dudes from All Dressed Up

Well, it's been an eventful week for me!
My Grandson decided to arrive a week early, So I have a wonderful new baby for cuddles.
He's called Sebastian David and weighed 7lb 3oz

Here is the card I made for our new Facebook challenge, the theme very aptly is 
I chose Cool-Dudes coloured with copics and Judi Kins Snow white glitter

I would like to enter this in the following;
crafting by designs  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
crafty gals corner  Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
that's crafty Animal
the crafty addicts Anything goes/men boys
colour crazy  Colouring anything goes
creative fingers Anything goes
Pattie's creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 23 August 2018

We have Dragons , Hummingbirds, Remembrance and Peony Whisper

A fun packed couple of weeks playing with Mitzi's new images from Aurora wings

Here is the fun Dragon Sprite coloured with copics, I found the text on a card in a shop, the clouds are a sissex die edged with glitter.

The beautiful Hummingbird Sprite , I must admit I had to google this to find out the colours, but I love how it turned out. My Minds Eye papers, a bit of cheese cloth, the sentiment stamp was a freebie on a magazine, lace and flowers from my stash and the chipboard are from egocraft .

The Serene Remembrance how beautiful is this image, I think it would make a perfect Bride card and equally suitable Sympathy. This is coloured with copics, liquid pearls Anna Marie dotty paper. 

Finally we have the oh so lovely Peony Whisper, coloured with copics
and a few teal gems was all i needed.


To see all my teamies hard work pop over to the Aurora Wings
and for a special offer look at this!!!!

Etsy Shop
Dragon Sprite
Hummingbird Sprite
Peony Whisper

I would like to enter these in the following;
digi choosday Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
Through the craft room door Anything goes
a bit more time to craft Anything goes
classic design team Anything goes
daisy chain Anything goes
love to craft  Anything goes
creative crafters Anything goes
crafting by designs Anything goes
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative moments Anything goes
the paper shelter Digital image
the sisterhood of crafters Bloomin Flowers

Hugs Debra