Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Hiya, I really am pleased with the way this card turned out, I love this colour combination, I've used papers from K&Co, sentiment stamp from WOJ, gorgeous Leanne Ellis girls, EK border punch, green bazill and ribbon from my stash.
The sketch is from the wonderful Dawn over at ICS, it made me think a bit but loved it and the DT cards are equally brill.
Hope everyone is looking forward to the bank holiday, I certainly am my son and DIL are coming home for the weekend, so I get a chance to spoil them. r. its almost their 1st wedding anniversary, how time flies.
See you later
Hugs Debs.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Evening, I had my dogs stripped today they look soooo gorgeous just like puppies again, its strange how having shorter coats makes their eyes look bigger, I'll try and get a photo tomorrow. Thought I would try the new challenge over at Anyone for anya, its a new site and this is there fist challenge and the theme is "Sugar and spice and all things nice" well I think all Anyas are so that wasn't difficult. Cute Daiy wanted Blue and Green, I love these colours together even if they shouldn't be seen. Sketch and stash gave us another gorgeous sketch and my something new is the sentiment stamp I got in a set from The Hobby House they are by Whif of Jooy.
I've used MME papers, nestie, Ek punches, prima flowers, copics, the rest from my stash, I also put some 3D laquer on the sunglasses.
Back later

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Back again, after my last 2 cards being for just one challenge I think I have a personal best here with 5 challenges for 1 card
Sketch Saturday-Sketch
Stampavie- Blue-brown + buttons
Pile it on-Comes in threes
Stamp something- Birthday Card
ABC-Bis for Buttons
Used a Little Claire Stamp copics ( not at all happy with the colouring )buttons and rafia out my stash.


Hiya, what another glorious day, i feel quite guilty spending time indoors, but my girl dog Fern wasn't very well yesterday and I don't want her to get to much sun so I'm only going out for short spells then bringing her back in. Other half has gone fishing so its ME time. This card is for the WOJ Challenge, Rach has given us a wonderful sketch to follow, she is truly multi talented, and I'm using my new Herb stamp i got from The Hobby House last weekend, Oh I love that shop, I've coloured with copics glittered the snowman, used my nesties for matting a HOTP rub on gems and tinsel ribbon from my stash.
Off to make a cup of tea now, hope to be back later.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 21 August 2009


Evening, I really enjoyed this sketch from Friday Sketchers, and its a one off, just the one challenge didn't feel like combining tonight. I've used one of my new fave manga kids stamps from sugar nellie, the papers were freebies in a magazine from a few years ago now (really must have a clear out, but you never know when they might be needed) bazill cardstock, nesties and paper flowers,oh yes and a retro daisy punch. Were off out tomorrow night so I wont be back untill Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend. I've just got time to do a bit of hopping before bed. Bye.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Evening, I tried my new canson board that arrived yesterday and I think I've got to start again wiyh my copics they behave very different than they did on my super smooth card.But I think I like them, I ordered the wrong pad it came with blue grid lines round the edges but I couldn't wait and send it back to swap it. Miss impatients. Used one of my sugar nellie stamps and some brand new K&Co paper, prima flowers,big brads HOTP , sugar brads and rub on.
I;ve used the lovely sketch from sketch and stash the new is my papers, both CCC and SS wanted Christmas in August so I've put it in for both , but I think I'm on a role with xmas cards I have 8 done so far , and a lovely Herb snowman from WOJ on my bench just waiting to be inked, so I might do another one on Friday.
Got my MIL tomorrow so I shaln't get in my cave, its been so hot again today here at sunny Skegness, great for the holiday makers but not if you have to work.
See you Friday
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Evening, ohhh it is so hot, or is it just my age, lol, thought I'd use this gorgeous manga girl, coloured her with my copics, used 7 gypsies paper,prima flower 1 pearl brad and 2 tiny ones in her hair and bit of lace out of my sewing box.
The sketch is from the super Maggie over at Sunday sketch & stamp, the DT wedding cards are all super. Daring cardmakers wanted us to use lace and i found this scrap of green it was about 2 inches wide so i cut it in half , the sentiment is from whif of joy.
My new Canson manga art board came today so I'm hoping to have a play with it tomorrow when i get back from my salsasize class , aparently you can burn up to 500 calories in a 1 hour class, I must say when i come out of there i feel like I've used 2,000. lol, so unfit, but i am trying. Hope to be back tomorrow
Hugs Debs

Monday, 17 August 2009


Evening, hope you all had a good weekend, I certainly did (she says with a smug smile on her face) I went to The Hobby House on Sat, this is usually treat enough , but this Sat I went to the amazing Bev Rochester's workshop, it was out of this world, what a fantastic super talented lady she is. This was my second workshop with this amazing lady and I went with my best friend Sue, we both agreed how much more confidence we had this time, think we were to gob struck last time. Bev gave us so many tips and help with our colouring if you pop across to her site Here you can see the card we made.
Now to this card I brought this WOJ stamp on Sat I fellin love with his cheeky face and thought he would fit the OCC challenge xmas in August, the sketch is from SS and I've added a charm so also fits in with LOTV, by the way have you seen the new stamps over at the LOTV site, drop dead gorgeous. Cooured him with my copics, used MS border and snowflake punches the rest from my stash.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Hi just a quicky as I've got loads to do befor bed, this is my new manga boy, coloured him with copics, cut with my nestie used a EK punch and HOTP big brad + rub on, sketch is from Sketch and stash, colour combo pink elephant, sorry its so quick.


Evening, I managed to finish a couple of cards I'd already started tonight:) my bat cave is upstairs in the dormer bedroom and the afternoon and evening sun comes straight through my window , which is lovely in winter but unbearable in the summer. But I've got a fan talar its great, my dogs love it aswell, I thought if I'd do a Xmas card it would cool me down a bit aswell.
This is my juggling snowman from sugar nellie, coloured with my copics a mixture of papers from last years stash. I used the sketch from I heart to stamp. I'll try and leave a link but this site doesn't like me for some reason I always have probs, Take care

Saturday, 8 August 2009


Hiya, this is the second of my new stamp set, its perfect for girlie christmas cards, i've got a few friends it will be perfect for. not to sure on this colour combination though, teal and red, cute card wanted this combo, i think its growing on me. the sketch is from stampavie, and i love it will certainly use this one again. Cant believe my week off is almost over, its gone so quick, but i think my dogs will be pleased to get back into their routine.
Hope to be back tomorrow.


Evening, I got some new rubber, he he he, its a set of three from the greeting farm, I love them.
I chosethis one for the papertake as they wanted us to choose a season and this one reminded me of spring, I also teamed it up with the copics colour as they are springlike to, I used the gorgeous sketch from sketch Sat, and also, get this four challenges , for pile it on with the skin of my teeth.

Friday, 7 August 2009


Evening, I got a lovely award from Chris over at A Wellnifty Place Thankyou

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Evening I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out. I made it for the ICS challenge, they wanted a Christmas card using there wonderfull sketch. It fitted my three snowmen stamps I brought earlier this year. They are from Staptivity, and I brought this bumper pack of Papermania 12"x12" yesterday I coloured them with copics and sakura glaze for the carrots.
See you soon.


I thought that since I'd got a week off work I would try and do a week on the 365 challenge site I'm afraid I've only managed Sundays so far. It was this sketch.


Hiya, purple is one of my fave colours andOCC wanted us to use it on our card, Ive used HOTP papers and coloured my image with purple copics, the wonderfull sketch is fom MM dont do many oblong cards these days seem to be all square, and MTTC wanted neglected or forgotten stash, I brought this set of stamps months ago and theyve never seen an ink pad.
Back later.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Hiya well Ive finally caught up with my cards, this one has turned out better than i thought it would, the sketch is by Jeanette over at Friday sketchers, it never fails to amaze me how small the world becomes when you are on the internet, here i am doing a sketch by Jeanette in Canada!!! it was a lovely sketch thank you. Colour create wanted pink, orange and green i was going to go for citrus shades but then opted for a mmore pastel shade, which I'm pleased with. Cute card thrs wanted fruity these stamps from WOJ are certainly fruity and i also added a cherry charm, i used my copics to colour MME and K&Co papers with pink bazill some green pearls pink flowers from my sister and prima larger flower EK flower and border punches. those border punches are amazing they go through quite thick card like butter. i love them.
Having a great holiday now my internets back.
Hugs Debs


I love these papers from K&Co they are just a bit greyer than the photo but gorgeous. I got this stamp from the NEC one year I think they were from the Card Fairy. My son goes fishing with his Dad when he visits so this card fitted the bill, he's more into Golf actually but realised I'd used my golf stamp last year, me thinks its time for a shopping trip, does anyone know if the show at Newark has its new dates yet, thats quite close to me so ideal. I used the sketch over at I (heart) to stamp, loved it so I'll certainly use it again.
Back later


Hi, well my internet crashed on Sat night and I've been on the BT helpline since then, I phoned a computer shop in Skeg, he is brill , and was all set to take my laptop in this morning. Thought I'd give it one last try and wholla it worked, I don't think I will ever understand So this is the card I finished on Sunday, the wonderfull Jill over on Sat Challenge gave us a lovely sketch, my snow couple fitted it well, it is a fairly large stamp from Sugar nellie so not many sketchers lend themselves to it. I coloured with my copics, matted with my nesties, added a few jellytots and stickles and its done thats four xmas cards I've got done this year, 4 more than last and a long way from what I need. lol. Think I might have to do a few more xmas challenges.
See you soon when I've taken a couple of photos of my other cards.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Pony club

Well todays my first day of my holidays and I've come down with a stinker of a cold, we only get two weeks a year and I always get a cold , why is that when for the other 50 weeks I'm fine, Oh well its only a cold. Have you all been over to the Creatalicious challenge site and entered there candy draw, there is also a DT call and a lovely sketch , this is my card, so fingers crossed.
I've used a Sugar nellie stamp coloured with Copics matted with my new nesties that was on offer at the hobby house last week, my minds eye paper and some orange bazil, I used an EK border punch some prima flowers found the horsey charm in my bit box so that was lucky. My son and DIL are visiting this weekend which is great its lovely to see them wish they wern't so far away, at least there not in Australia though. lol. Hope to be back tomorrow I've started a Christmas card so it should be here then.
Hugs Debs