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

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Flora and Fauna at ADU stamps

Well it's that time of the month again, we have a new challenge for you at ADU facebook page, the theme for this month is 
"Flora and Fauna"
what a great theme, who doesn't love flowers?

I coloured this gorgeous image, Pretty as a picture with copics, used BoBunny papers and Sue Wilson flower dies, the pearly flowers are from my stash.
I hope your having a lovely Easter, I'm afraid my poor little doggy Mickey, is feeling poorly at the moment so we won't be going anywhere,
I'd like to enter mine in the following;
creates and makes  Anything goes
digi choosday  Anything goes
lemon shortbread  Anything goes
crafting with an attitude  Anything goes
crafty creations Anything goes
crafty gals corner  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sassy image

Here is a card made using the free Sassy image from All dressed up stamps
You can get this free if you follow the instructions on the "Kit and Clowder" facebook page
I've coloured it with copics.

Sequins, distress inks, Sassy rub on , Stars background die.
I would like to enter this in the following;
Digi choosday Anything goes
Retarte 118  Anything goes
crafty creations Anything goes
crafty gals corner Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
crafty catz  Anything goes
Daring cardmaker use something digital

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 15 March 2018

New Sprites at Aurora Wings

Hi there, how exciting, we have three new Sprites to add to the collection
over at Aurora Wings ,so I've been in heaven colouring this week. 
If you would like to see what my teamies have made you can see them at the Showcase blog

First up is Unicorn Sprite, my Granddaughters love unicorns so I can see this one being a favorite, I coloured with copics, made a cloud stencil for the background and then cut clouds , rainbow and sun with my dies.

Next is Anemone Sprite, I used First Edition papers, some leaves and flower dies from AliExpress, gems from my stash. I coloured her with copics.


I'm afraid I didn't get chance to colour the last sprite, Easter Bunny Sprite, as i have Sciatica and it's painful to sit at my desk for long periods.
I'm entering these in the following;
Just us girls Mythical or Magical
artistic inspiration Anything goes
get creative fantasy/mythology
Pammies inky pinkies Anything goes
crafting with an attitude Anything goes

Hugs Debra x

Unicorn Sprite at

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

ADU New release

Hi there , it's new release day at All dressed up stamps and I've been playing with Easter Girl,
well I needed a couple of Easter cards so I did two, who can blame me when it's such a wonderful image.
I coloured them with copics, used Maja Road papers, pearls,  LOTV little tags, Gummiapan Old Paper die,
Spellbinders edging dies, I can't remember where I got the flower and circle scribbles from, sorry


I would like to enter these in the following;
pile it on Circles
Allsorts Ladies only
lil patch of crafty friends Always Anything goes
send a smile 4 kids Anything goes/Cards 4 girls
2 crafty critter crazies. Anything goes with a Critter

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Mother's Day

Hi , I would like to share a card I made for Mother's Day,
I used red heavy weight card and stencilled with some structure paste, the Mum is 
a chipboard word I painted then covered with glossy accents, I found these flowers in the bottom of my drawer, it's the reason I made the card I looked at them and thought what could I use these on, don't you find inspiration comes to you out of the blue, needless to say I didn't get any more drawers tidied out LOL, the red jewels I got of a lady on Facebook.

I would like to enter this in the following;
corrosive challenge Anything goes
love 2 create. Anything mixed media
Gem of a Challenge  Mother's Day
allsorts Ladies only
a inky mess. Anything mixed media
altered eclectics.  Anything mixed media
mix it up  Make your own background
creative crafters  Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra x

Thursday, 1 March 2018

March Challenge ADU Wings, Fantasy

Hi there can you believe its time for the March Facebook challenge, this month the theme is 
so I have used the gorgeous Fairy magic , I coloured her with copics
used Dovecraft papers, coloured pearls from one of the monthly Craft Boxes, flowers from Mia and tags from LOTV.
Please come and join us for this months challenge.
I would like to enter this in the following;
crafty creations Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
the crafty addicts  Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
lemon shortbread  Anything goes
dream valley  Things with wings
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Mother's Day

Hi there, I have a quick Mother's Day card from me today, just to get me going, it is so cold, we have had 6" of snow today and it's still coming down, sat here listening to the wind ripping round the house,
I used a First edition paper, Tim Holtz and Crafters Companion Butterfly dies, the corner and letters are from AliExpress only took half an hour but really pleased with the effect and the yellow green paper makes me think of Spring.

I'm entering it into the following;
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
dream valley  Things with wings
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
scrapbook stamp society Butterfies/Flowers
retarte-116 Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Peacock Queen and Vines and Berries

Hi there, I've had a wonderful time colouring these two beauties.
Mitzi has given us two new releases from Aurora wings this month, 
you can see everyones release projects at Aurora wings showcase
the first is Peacock Queen, there is something so regal about a peacock, I coploured her with copics,
the papers are from an old CD from Artylicious called Peacock Summer Party, the feathers are SnipArt that i purchased from Anna at The Craft box, coloured with copics then laquered.
I was struggling to get my Neenah card solar white from my usual supplier but I found it at Craft Stash they were very quick delivery and if you spend £15 (which isn't difficult) its free P&P


This next one is the third in the Seasons set, Wings and Petals was Spring, Fins and Pearls Summer and this one is called Vines and Berries, coloured with copics on Neenah then mattered and layered on burgundy and gold card.


You can get these digi's here 
I would like to enter these in the following;
classic design team  Anything goes
crafty-girls-creations  Anything goes
Southern girls  Nature
through the purple haze  Add some turquoise
A bit more time to craft Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper  Anything on patterned paper
sweet stampers Things with wings

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Valentine without the flowers

Hiya, I thought I would have a go at making Mens cards today,
I bought these lovely SnipArt chippes from Anna at The Craft Box.
papers are from HOTP, hope you like.

I'm entering these in the following;
pile it on  3D Embellies
A Gem of a Challenge  Add a heart
allsorts  Love is in the air
crazy 4 challenges Valentine
My time to craft Love is all we need
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Woodland Bird

Hi there, it's new release time at All dressed up stamps and I got to play with 
what a great image this one is I really love it,
decided to use fairly muted colours as I thought it made it look a bit Folksy, the papers are from HOTP the feathers are SnipArt from The Craft Box , I coloured them then used a crackle paste on top. The sentiment is computer generated.


I would like to enter this in the following;
always fun Anything goes
crafting from the heart  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Showjumping and Campervans

Hi there, hope you've had a good weekend, I must say I feel really guilty as I've not done any housework this weekend, I popped out to see my Mum and Dad Sat morning then my Mother in law Sat afternoon, bought some new phones to try and stop the crackly line, walked the dog and played, I have a chicken in the oven ready for tea and thats your lot.
The playing involved making a couple of cards for a commission, the first is for a young girl that loves showjumping its from her Grandma and the second is for her Uncle having a special birthday, after tea I plan to make a start on my DT work plus it's my Hubbies birthday on Friday, mine as well actually. At least he never forgets me.

This is using horse riding from Polkadoodles that I coloured using copics, the grass is an icicle die from Marrianne that I turned upside down, the sky is done with distress in and a stencil made from a die. 


This image is from a company I had not heard of before
  Handmade harbour     and the image is split screen campervan


I'm entering these in the following;
Crafters castle. Anything goes opt distress ink technique (sky)
crafty calendar 2 or more layers
crafty friendsAnything goes
my time to craft Transport
digi choosday. Anything goes
colour crazy  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Love is in the air

Hi there, we have a new Facebook challenge for you today on the All Dressed Up Stamps page
and the theme for this month is 
I have used Love is in the Air 
I have coloured it with copics and paper pieced the balloons using First Edition papers.

I'm entering this in the following;
Pammies inky pinkie  Anything goes
lemon shortbread  Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
stampart papel  Anything goes
craft rocket  Love