Friday, 30 October 2009


Hiya, this card is for two challenges, WOJ asked us to use red,cream and another my other is brown, OCC gave us this gorgeous sketch which I'll certainly be using again.
Coloured her with copics,used K&Co papers, brown card (which looks black in this photo), ribbon from my sis, pearls and nesties.
Hope you all have a Happy Halloween.
Hugs Debs


Hiya, I'm quite pleased with the way this one turned out, Anyone for Anya gave us this gorgeous sketch which was really nice to use. ABC asked Green, not a colour I seem to use that much, I don't know why cause I likes it.
Used bazill basics, K&Co papers, Debbi Moore ribbon, cuttlebug embossing, Anya stamp and my copics. Had a few people having Firework party's tonight, probably cause its forcast torrential rain for tomorrow in fact its just started spitting now. Typical as were off out tomorrow
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Evening , really getting on well with my Christmas cards now, been quite busy making domino brooches for the hospice to sell, so my challenges have been a bit thin on the ground.

This card covers 4 challenges, havn't managed to combine for ages. I used the wonderful sketch over at Cupcake Crafts, Daring asked for our favorite things some of mine are on this card, Sugar Nellie stamp, glitter and gems, Creative Card Crew wanted snowflakes, Simon Says asked for all that sparkles, bit difficult to see in this photo but the gems and glitter really sparkle. I've also used K&Co papers , cuttlebug embossing, copics and a bit of lace.
MIL tomorrow so I wont be back until Friday, thought I might do a stew and dumplings for her as it feels like winters on its way.
Ohh I nearly forgot I won 9 Pollycraft images in their blog hop, they are brilliant. Will try and find time to play at the weekend.
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ICS #40

Hi all, Dawn has done it again another fantastic sketch, it was a dream to use and one I shall use again and again. Here is the sketch #40 and the usual rules apply you can twist, flip or mirror it anything as long as we can still see the sketch. We are generously being sponsered by The Pixie Cottage please pop over to their site they have some amazing stamps and loads of inspiration on their blog from their super talented team.

This is my card for the sketch, thought I'd have a brake from Christmas cards, I've used a Lili of the valley stamp, coloured with my copics, matted with my nesties. I used K&Co papers and bazill basics, the top was punched with a Fiskars threading water border punch, used a ribbon slider with ribbon from stash , punched a flower with an EK and layered a couple of prima flowers on top, used a bead cap and crystal brad with a butterfly charm. I popped afew mini pink crystals around the centre image. Please pop over to ICS Challenge Blog and have a go , you never know you might be the lucky one to win a stamp.

Hugs Debs

Monday, 26 October 2009

Tartan Ted

Evening, hope you have had a good day, I really didn't feel like work this morning, so tired for some reason. Oh well probably the weather and dark nights, had a little play tonight and made another Christmas card, got quite a few for me now but still got my orders to fill,
This one is for Sketch Saturday and a lovely sketch it is to, you should see the DT cards there brill. I used K&Co paper, red bazill and white pearlescent, the stamp is from LOV and coloured with copics, tartan ribbon of my sister, glittered the fur on his hat and snowflakes, 3 crystals on the flakes.Lili of the valley are getting some new stamps and there going to be at the NEC in Nov, can't wait I've got a lift on Friday the 6th so I'm busy saving like mad to buy loads of new goodies.
Take care
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunday Sketch

Evening, I hope you have had a good weekend, why do they go so quick, even when we get an extra hour, I loved my last card so much I thought I'd do it again in another colour.
This time I used Ger's sketch from SS&Stamp, itsa lovely sketch and if you like circular cards it would work for one of those , I'm not that brill at cutting cards so I chickened out and used a Square card and stuck a circle to that. The stamp is Herb from WOJ coloured with copics and glittered, Bazill basics lilac card and the papers was a pressy so not sure where they came from, pearls on a string and three stick on pearlsfinish it off,
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 22 October 2009


Hiya, sorry about this photo I'm not sure what I've done wrong, must have the but I think you get the jist. I've used my Herb stamp coloured with the copics and then glittered , this paper was given me so not quite sure what make they are, also used bazill bling in blue and a few pearls.
I've used Debbies great sketch over on A spoonfull of sugar, the DT cards are amazing.
Got to run I'm on my coffee break.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Miss Santa

Hiya, another gloomy day here its rained non stop all day, we had some deliveries to do but darn't risk it in this weather, when I was a little girl and it was raining really heavy my Mum used to call it a colouring book day, thats how I feel tonight colouring my image with the rain beating on my

This is a sugar nellie stamp coloured with me copics and a bit of glamour dust, papers are papermania, they are supposed to be Christmas but more than half of them have nothing Christmassy on them atall which is great as I can use them all year round. Cut out with my nestie and the snowflakes are cuttlebug dies on glitter card. I used the sketch on Create 4 fun it was a great one to use and i will definately be using it again. The dt sketches are brill.

Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


Evening, hope you've all had a good day, its mighty cold here today think I'm going to have to give in and find my socks, I hate wearing anything on my feet but they are cold today.
It's our Wedding Anniversary on Thursday , we will have been married for thirtytwo years so were off to my favorite Italian for dinner,mmmmm
This is the card I've made my hubby,

I've used the Penny Black sketch this week as it fits my image a treat. I stamped the four litte hedgehogs in a row and coloured them with my copics, used bazill bling card and HOTP papers, embossed the circle with a cuttlebug folder and that was it, quite a quick card the longest bit for me is choosing which DP to use, I always forget what papers I have which is sometimes a good thing as I get a nice surprise when I find something I havn't seen for a while. lol. I really must start using some of my papers instead of just stroking them,lol, Should be back tomorrow all being well, take care.

Hugs Debs

ICS #39

Hi there another week already, I actually saw a house with Christmas lights up at the weekend, I couldn't believe it

Here is Dawns gorgeous sketch, remember you can flip,twist, mirror it anything really as long as the sketch is there somewhere.

We are generously being sponsored this week by Doodle Palace Store please pop over and see what they have its an amazing site.

I had never used a digi stamp before and I must say I was a bit nervous, I really didn't need to worry, it was so easy, just download the image, and this is the best bit, you choose what size you want the image to be, you can print off as many copies as you want.I printed 2 as I wanted to 3D the cake feet and head.

I chose this adorable dragon with icing all round her mouth.

I coloured her with my copics, glittered the icing on the cake and round the mouth, I used HOTP papers, little gems, the flowers are made with EK and crafts too punch's, mounting with nesties and bazill basics, a couple of charms, brads and bead caps to finish it off.

I must say I am really pleased with it and will certainly be getting some more of these digi's.

I hope you will all join in with the ICS challenge this week and take a look at all the amazing cards the other design team have made also using Doodle Palace digi's.

Take Care.
Hugs Debs

Doodle Palace

Monday, 19 October 2009


Hi there, hope you've had a good day, I had a nice surprise tonight, my brother lives in Belgium and he phoned for a chat and to tell me that he's going to visit in a few weeks, yippee, I only get to see him about six times a year so I have to make the most of his visits.
I love this stamp from sugar nellie, so cute, I coloured it with copics and glitter matted with nesties, punched with Martha Stewart, and cuttle bug, ribbon from stash, I made my own backing paper using white Bazill bling and stamped Debbi Moore snowflakes randomly with blue brillance, I also used pale blue bazill bling for matting and also for the snowflakes which I also glittered.
I used the great Sketch from Sunday sketch and stamp, also Stampavie wanted a Christmas card.
The DT cards on both of these challenges are totally amazing.
See you tomorrow for the new ICS challenge,
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Hi sorry I haven't been about much, but we've had visitors its a bit anti social leaving them while I this gorgeous stamp is from Sugar nellie which I coloured with me copics, papers are Papermania and HOTP, bit of glitter wool and glamour dust . Really easy card this one , so I thought I'd put it in the My time to craft challenge they asked for cute and quick, the lovely sketch is from A spoonfull of sugar, going to be a quick one tonight so i can catch up with my comments. Take care.
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

ICS #38

Hi everyone, its another week at ICS hasn't this week flown by,

I am totally amazed at the wonderful entries to last weeks sketch,

Dawn has given us another fantastic sketch this week, we are also being sponsered by

Scapbooks N Stuff they are giving the winner one sheet of every paper from the Elliot Collection from Scrap within reach.

What a great prize wish I could

Here is the card I made from the lovely sketch.

I used a set of stamps from the clear range of Inkadinkadoos, cut them out with my nesties and coloured with copics used Bazill basicsand DP from stash, used an EK border punch across the bottom.

When my boys were young we used to go away in our caravan for holidays, they loved it but I wasn't so keen, couldn't get used to condensing everything into a small space, same thing now I spread all my crafting stuff out all over the place.

I hope you'll all join in with us at ICS, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Hugs Debs

Monday, 12 October 2009


Evening, this card is for a little boy called Nathan, I make all his Granny's cards for her, she has four grandchildren this year.
Ive used the juggler from sugar nellie, one of my fave stamps, coloured with copics, glittered the snowmans body, cut him out, liquid applique and glittered his trim. Matted him onto white glitter card using my nesties. Papers are from stash can't remember there make I also used three little white pom poms as snowballs for a change.Sentiment is a HOTP rub on.
I used a lovely sketch from Our creative corner, and also LOTV asked for a Childs christmas card, both challenges have the most amazing DT cards.
I'm off to my Stitch and Bitch club tomorrow night so I might not get a card done. We all went to night school together about twelve years ago to learn hardanger embroidery when the class finished we carried on meeting up once a fortnight for a catch up, coffee and moan. I'm the youngest there and Babs is the oldest at 71, you'd never beleave she was that age she lives on her own and never stops, like a whirl wind.
Take care,
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Penny Black

Evening, I hope you have all had a good weekend, and are rested and refreshed ready to start the week ahead.
Done a fairly simple card for the penny black challenge they asked for buttons and bows, I stamped the cat letter and coloured with my copics matted using nesties, the papers are K&Co thats all i seem to be using lately, roll on November I'm off to the NEC to restock, buttons and ribbon from stash. just a quicky as doc martins on tonight.
see you tomorrow
hugs Debs.

Saturday, 10 October 2009


Evening, another nice day, thats two on a trot hope tomorrow makes three. But it is Autuminal next doors leaves are falling all over my garden like a lovely orange carpet.
This card is for Just Magnolia challenge I dont usually do this challenge as I've only got three magnolia stamps and i get a bit fed up using the same stamps every week. But I won a challenge the other week and there was a couple of prints in the prize.
Ive coloured it with my copics, which was a mistake as it bled a bit, I shall use my prismas on the others, used K&Co papers they were still on my desk so me being a lazy muppet used them again, matted with my nesties made some flowers with an EK and cross cut punch , ribbon paper flowers and leaves from stash.
This card also fits the SCSC challenge Debby wanted us to use Autumn colours, I must say Autumn is my favorite season, I love walking my dogs through the fields especially if theres a wind blowing, blows the cobwebs away.
Off to my parents for Sunday lunch tomorrow, mmmmmm my Mum makes the best roast dinner.
See you tomorrow
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 8 October 2009


Hiya, didn't think I'd have time tonight as my MIL comes for dinner on a Thursday, but she went a bit earlier tonight ( hope it wasn't my cooking) .
I started this card last week it was supposed to be for the Copics challenge but I ran out of time. So its now for Cute card Thursday they wanted charms, well I've got 2, Crafts 4 eternity they gave us a recipe which was a gorgeous sketch, a punch and a bow or knot, and both SCSC and CCC wanted a celebration.
I used a Rachel Anne Miller stamp coloured with copics, used bazill and K&Co paper, nestie, I used a crafts-too and EK punch, flower and heart charms , brads and ribbon from stash.
Its been really nice hear today, sun shining showing up all my dust. I'm so lazy I get Sundays off work and just play, must get my act together and do a bit of housework (don't believe I just said that H word) must at least hoover and dust sometime we've got friends coming tomorrow night for drinks, luckily they've been friends for about 15 years so they know what to
Hope to be back on Sat
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Pink Ted DT

I've fell in love with this little ted hes gorgeous, he's from Lili of the valley, the papers are K&Co brown bazill,pink brads, glamour dust on pressie and fur hat, used my copics to colour and crafts-too punch for flowers.

I used the sketch from Lili of the valley, Colour create gave us hot and dusky pink with chocolate, Cute Daisy May asked for a pink christmas card, Saturday challenge wanted celebration

Theres a wonderful fellow blogger, one of my DT Team members called Stef, she has a wonderfull profile picture of her wearing a lampshade, well I think I've found a British family Pop over to her blog and have a look, she does amazing work.

Well thats me done for tonight got a long day at work tomorrow, hopefully be back in the evening.

Hugs Debs

ICS #37

Hi, well I'm excited and nervous at the same this is my first week on the wonderful Inspirational Card Sketches Design Team. What a friendly group of gals they are, and super talented, I've been stalking their blogs for a couple of weeks.

This is the great sketch Dawn gave us, you can rotate,flip or twist it, as long as its recognisable thats fine.

Here is my take on the sketch. I've used HOTP papers, the stmp is from Card Fairy I cut the ovals on my cricut, coloured the image with my copics and added a bit of glamour dust on the negligee frill. I punched the edges with my EK and stuck mini gems on the scallops. Added a silver ribbon and setiment.

Hope you will all pop over and have a go at Dawns sketch its a really good one I shall certainly be using it again.

Hugs Debs

Monday, 5 October 2009


Evening, I quite like this colour combo not used it before but its grown on me. I've used 3 WOJ stamps coloured with my copics, cut it out with my nesties, used K&Co papers,2 flowers,bead cap, gem brad and orange gems.
Its for 3 challenges I used thesketch from Friday sketchers, Creative Belli wanted halloween coloured bling, and Cupcake wanted us to make a thankyou card.
Please pop over to ICS tomorrow for the new challenge. Nighty night.
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Christmas Eve

Hiya, hope everyone has had a great weekend, all rested for another week . I've had a couple of hours in my Bats cave and made this Christmas card, well to be fair I'd coloured most of it last night. I've made it for the WOJ challenge, Rachele gave us a gorgeous sketch and the DT cards are amazing. I coloured him with copics, used a bit of liquid applique and glamour dust on his trim,mounted on bazill and craft creations paper, used my nesties, EK and crafts-too punches some black brads and bead caps from my stash.
If you havn't been there yet WOJ are having a blog hop with lots of delicious candy on offer.
Hope to get another hour upstairs before Doc Martin starts, I do love that program, so pleased hes not my doctor. Take care.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 2 October 2009


Hiya, I forgot I had this stamp, well actually I have a set of three of these tag stamps there from Stamps Away and I got them from the NEC a few years ago. I love this holly paper it was in a set from Anna Griffin, I used a crafts-too flower punch and a McGill branch. Some flower gems from Debbi Moore, Jelly tots from craftwork and ribbon from stash. I coloured it with copics, glittered the snowman and the snowflakes.
I used the great sketch from Sunday sketch and stamp, a spoonfull of sugar wanted a Christmas theme, CCC asked for all that sparkles(well my snowman certainly does, not very clear in this photo though ), and finally SS wanted red and green, I've also got a bit of blue for the sky but I'm hoping that will be OK. I quite like the way the flowers have turned out must see if I can get that punch in a bigger size.
Hope to be back tomorrow
Hugs Debs