Tuesday, 28 December 2010


Hi there hope everyone had a wonderful and healthy Christmas, I thought I was going to get loads done this Holiday, how wrong, just 1 calendar so far. How quick the time goes.
I've used a LOTV fairy, coloured with copics and lashings of glamour dust, papermania paper and ribbon from stash, the calendar is from The Works.

I followed the instuctions in this months Craft Stamper for the flower using Paper Artsy dies.
I'm entering this in the following:
LOTV Sketch
Colour Create Plum & White
Simon Says Anything Goes
For Fun Anything Goes
Sew many cards Anything Goes
Take care
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Babs New Year

Hi there, I've started my calendars today, this one is for my dear friend Babs, I try to make all my special friends a calendar for the new year that way its a gift that lasts all year long.

Babs loooooves cats so this image is just perfect, I love these Sweet Pea stamps, I coloured it with copics, glazed the eyes, glittered the wings on the little puddy cats, used prima flowers, calendar was from The Works, pearl brads from the Hobby House, lace and ribbon from stash, I'm not quite sure were the quote came from,and the papers are Paper Artsy.
The weather forcast yesturday said we were going to miss most of the snow as it will be blown round our little corner of England, oh oh they were wrong its just started snowing again!!!!!!
I'm entering this into the following:
Allsorts Anything Goes
ABC J = Jewel (Pearls)
CCC Anything Goes
OSAAT Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Anything Goes
Hope your all well on your way to getting ready for Christmas I'm about halfway there with the pressies, not even thought about food though. This year will be the first time in 34 Years when I havn't cooked Christmas Dinner, we are going out with my parents, sister and nehews, its going to seem very strange.
Take care
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Hi just a quick reminder that we are looking forsome new DT's over at ICSketches pop across to read all about it, you have untill the 28th Dec, so be quick.
Hugs Debs


Hiya, not a Christmas card yay, it was sooo nice doing a birthday card for a change, a friend of mines daughter has a birthday early in january so I thought I'd be mega orgnised and do her card now. I don't knowwhy but my camera doesn't seem to like pink, I'll have to get my OH to show me how to photoshop it.
This image is one from Mo's coloured with copics, the papers are from a challenge I won so not sure what make they are, ribbon and flowers are from my stash that I've had for ages.
The snow has finally gone!!!!
I looked out the window and its started to snow again!!!!
We've got a delivery in the morning about 45 miles away so I hope it doesn't stick.
I,m entering this card in the following:
OSCC Sassy
Cutie Sunday Not Christmas
OSAAT Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday 1 for the kids
CCC Anything Goes
Take care
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

ICS No 95

Hi there, have you got all your Christmas cards made yet? over at ICSketches Stacy has provided us with the perfect sketch for you. We are being sponsored by the super Stampin Up Demonstrator Catherine Pooler again this week,
My card is for a special couple that have just found out they are expecting ( can't wait to get my knitting needles out, I've found the cutest little jacket, just giving it a couple of months first.) I coloured with copics, used some freebie papers, martha stewart border punch and hero arts snowflakes, I glittered the wings and champagne.
We are also having a DT call over at ICSketches so if you fancy joining our merry group, pop across, you have untill 28th Dec so not long.
A Spoonfull of Sugar Christmas card
Papertake Weekly Non traditional Christmas colours
Cupcake Craft Non traditional Christmas colours
Stamp with fun Christmas
Incy Wincy Non traditional Christmas colours
Crazy Challenge All I want for Christmas is you
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

ICS No 94

Hi there, hope your keeping warm and dry, things are not improving much here, still were better off than Scotland.
Stacy has provided us with a gorgeous sketch this week, and we are being sponsore by Catherine Pooler a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator . Catherine is giving the winner One month free of inbox, pop over to ICSketches to find out about it.

I've used a Pollycraft image coloured with copics, My minds eye papers, ribbon and gingerbread man from stash.
Tuesday Taggers Deck the halls
A Spoonfull of sugar Christmas card
Digital Tuesday Baby its cold outside
Crazy Challenge All I want for Christmas
Take care
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 5 December 2010


This is another Pollycraft image called Heartstrings, its my friend Terry's birthday next week and shes had a pretty rough time of it just lately so I thought this card was apt. I coloured it with copics, used my minds eye papers, two chipboard flowers that I covered with paper and inked the edges, decided I didn't like them so covered the front with glitter, much happier, a couple of brads from stash.
Whoopsi Daisy Lets get girlie
Hope your having a great weekend, I managed to get a bit of Christmas shopping done, ran out of money, have to go back next week if anyone pays.LOL
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 4 December 2010


Hiya, I was a realy lucky girl last week I won second place in Pollycraft's Blog Hop I received a £10 voucher to spend in their brill store, so I got 10 digi's and this is my first one its called Aurelia Christmas in a basket, isn't she sweet, and it made a nice change to colour somthing different, I've used her to make my great neice's Christmas card but I think you could also use it for a birthday as well.
I coloured her with copics, used some freebie papers out of a mag I think they are Keiser, Nesties, XCut snowflake, flower gems and lace from stash.
SCSC Christmas
Incy Wincy 3Flowers,"DP,1Image
Creative Cottage Untraditional colours
Whoopsi Daisy Lets get girlie
Enjoy whats left of your weekend . I think were Christmas shopping tomorrow, havn't done any yet, don't even know what I'm getting anyone. Not at all organised this year, just can't seem to get my head round it. Take care.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Evening, this is the second of my nephews cards, another Kenny K image coloured with copics, Debbie Moore papers X cut snowflake punch, brad and ribbon from stash.
Crazy 4 Challenges Script paper
Sew many cards Red & Green
CCC Winter Snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenge Sketch
Cards for men Christmas
Take care Debs

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

ICS No 93

Hi there we have another wonderfull sketch at
ICSketches this week designed by Stacy.
We are being sponsored by My Creative Classroom An online arts and crafts learning center.

I'm entering this into the following:
Digital Tuesday Animals at Christmas.
OLLCB Christmas song (Rudolph the red nose reindeer)
Cards for Men Christmas cards
Looking forward to seeing what you do.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 29 November 2010


Hiya, its another white day today, and so cold grrrr,
I have three single nephews so thought I'd get on with there cards this weekend, and what better than the Kenny K images.
I've coloured with copics, loads of glitter, GSD papers, Xcut snowflake with a snowflake rad in the middle, ribbon and charm from stash.
Sew many cards Red & Green
Fab n Funky Anything Goes
CCC Christmas
Digi Tuesday Let it snow
Crazy4Challenges Script paper
might get chance to post another card tonight, depends if I go out or not with the snow!!
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Hiya, its white over here, lots of horrible cold stuff everywhere, not good when you've got a delivery 50 miles away on treacherus roads. Still we managed in the end but took us 4 hours.
Finished this card last night, photo is pants, she's much pinker in real life, and the DP is a lovely soft grey. I've used a Kenny K image, coloured with copics, loads of glitter, craft creations paper, ribbon and gems from stash. I'm entering tis into the following:
Charisma Cardz One for the girls
Simon Says Let it snow
Belli Embellies begining R= Ribbon
Trult Scrumptious Think pink and Sketch
Fussy & Fancy No red or green
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Hiya, this card is for the Wild Rose Studio Hop, the sketch is by Dawn and the hop finishes on Sat 27th Nov so you still have time to join in. I've used a Pollycraft stamp coloured with copics, papermania papers, Martha border punch, ribbon and slider from stash. I'm also entering this into the following:
Sir Stampalot Christmas traditions
thats it I'm off for an early night can't seem to shift this cold now hubby says his throats tight so he'll have some tropical illness by
Hugs Debs

Elves Again

Hi there, I love these elves so much I had to do them again, in blue this time, there from DZDoodles , my hubby thinks they look daft blue
he said they look like smurfs.rofl. I don't care, I don't watch the X factor but a friend says their hair is like some twins that was in it last year. Ticket stamp is from Whimsy. I coloured with copics, loads of glitter My minds eye and papermania papers. I'm entering this in the following:
Creative Cottage Untraditional Christmas Colours
CCC Christmas
Totally Gorjuss Non traditional colours
Colour Create colour scheme
Wild Orchid Colour scheme
Have a good week.
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

ICS No 92

Hi there, what a great sketch we have over at ICSketches this week, we also have a fantastic sponsor DZ Doodles and the winer gets to choose a free digi of your choice, we were very kindly given a digi to use this week and I just couldn't resist these two little elves. I coloured them with copics, glittered the fur trim, used GSD papers my new snowflake punch, and some red gems.

I'm also entering this into the following
Simon Says Sparkle
ABC Xmas X=Xmas
Sir Stampalot Christmas traditions
Spoonful of Sugar Anything
Papertake Cut it out
Take care

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Hiya hope you've had a great weekend, I've still got a stinking cold, makes you not want to do anything. Ive finished this card I started last week, its an order i get every year for a lady who likes personal cards for her 5 grandchildren and 2 daughters, this one is for Regan, only two left to do then I can post them off.

I've used a Whiff of Joy stamp I got for last Christmas, coloured with copics and lashings of glitter and snow, used a Martha Stewart border and snowflake punch
Totally Gorjuss Non traditional colours
Daring Cardmakers 3 snowflakes, 3 Gems , 3 DP
CCC Winter Snowflakes
ABC Holiday
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

ICS No 91

Hi there, sorry I'm late wth this post things are a bit manic here at the moment, there was some great projects last week. This week we have another great sketch from Stacy and we are being sponsored by Some Odd Girl this week, Kirsty is giving the winner 3 free digis of your choice. What a job that would be , they are all gorgeous , I want them

All you need to do is follow the sketch you can flip, rotate, twist anything as long as we can still see the sketch, and link it back to ICSketches for a chance.

I've used a Mo's digi, coloured with copics, My minds eye papers blue bazill and a charm.

I'm entering this into the following:
Sew many cards Digi + Blue & White
Cute card Thursday Anything goes
Take care Debs

Sunday, 14 November 2010


I've been yearning (no desperate) to get one of these snowflake punches ever since I saw a card on Susie Sunshines blog, she very kindly emailed me with the details, if any one else wants one its an old X Cut punch. Ive used another one of Mo's digi's coloured with copics, a bit of glitter on the snow, papers out my bit box, pearls from the Hobby House.
Bee Crafty Digi & Christmas
Spoonfull of Sugar Snow & snowflakes
ABC Christmas Winter wonderland
Creative Cottage Someone Special
Stampman Christmas
No time to stamp Non traditional christmas colours
Well this weekend has just flown by, I'll be back on Tuesday with my ICS DT card
Take care Debs

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Love at Christmas

Hi there, been really busy this week, the Christmas rush is starting ,grrrrr. Had a visit from my SIL and her hubby today, they live in York so we don't meet up that often, but when we do we talk for England, shes so easy to talk to. Love them to bits.
Since i was feeling all soppy I made this Christmas card, the image isaGreeting Farm digi from last year but I really like it and use it over and over. Coloured with copics , papermania papers gems from stash.
Papertake weekly Sketch
ABC Holidays
ABC Xmas Winter wonderland
Creative Cottage Someone special at Christmas
Cute card Thursday Anything goes
Stampman Christmas
Stamp Something Digi
Crazy 4 Challenges Christmas
Totally Gorjuss Traditional Christmas Colours
Bee Crafty Digi +Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy Its Christmas
Pile it on Animals at Christmas
Christmas card challenges Photo inspiration
Wow I think I've got a numb finger now, I really must learn to type with more than the think this is a record for me all these challenges, Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, not sure what I'm doing tomorrow yet, might manage to get to see my parents.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Hi there, well we've had a right funny old day today, they turned the electric off on our street at 8.30 and it wasn't coming back on untill 16.30, so we decided to go and do the pick ups for work, we had divertions and convoy cars so what should have taken us two and a half hours ended up being over four hours, and then I had to work in the dark this afternoon.
Ive used another one of Mo's digi's coloured with copics, paper is some I brought from QVC and not used yet its only a couple of years old, and bazill card, thats it really quite a simple one but I don't think boys like to much on their cards. I'm entering it into the following
Pink Elephant Colour scheme
Aly's Music
Sweet Stop Sketch
Digital Tuesday Digi, something not used before
Off to chill out in my Bats cave tonight,
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

ICS No 90

Hi there, I hope you all enjoyed making boxes at last weeks challenge, we are back with a sketch this week, the wonderful Stacy designed this one, and you should see what the other DT's have come up with.
Dawn has very generously provided the candy this week.
I've used a LOTV stamp, coloured with copics, papermania paper, nestie snowflake, glitter on the fur . Take care Debs

Sunday, 7 November 2010


This is my daughter in laws birthday card, Leanne, I couldn't wish for a better one she's lovely.
This is an image from Mo's Digi's , she's gorgeous, I coloured it with copics, used Basic Grey Porcelain papers, doily cutter from Marrianne, lace and flowers from stash.
Basic Grey Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges Square Card
PPC colour scheme
Lexi's Creations Anything goes
Incy Wincy Anything goes"> A Spoonfull of sugar Relish to embellish.
Didn't think I'd get time to post this tonight but Hubby is watching a film.
Take care
Hugs Debs


Hiya, had a really productive day today, managed to get two more birthday cards that are due this month and 22 Christmas cards finished and bagged up ready to take to the St Barnabas Hospice for them to sell.
This is my mother in laws birthday card, I've used a Sarah Kay stamp, coloured with copics, HOTP papers, green bazill card, Whimsy stamp ticket, pin was coloured with copics, flowers, leaves and pearls from stash, embossed with a Craft Too folder.
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Challenge up your life Blue/Green
Crazy 4 Challenges Square card
A spoonfull of sugar Relish to embellish
Creative Cottage Embossing
Alphabet B is for Birds
Truly Scrumptious Petals, Pearls and Pins.
Hope you've had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Hiya, this card is for my nephews son Jamie (does that make him my Great Nephew, I don't know but he's great anyway) he'll be 5, and so thrilled to see his name on a card, I forgot I had these alphabet brads, I used one of my fave stamps from Motivet, the pictures come out a bit subdued, its a bit more vibrant in real life.
Well I've got this afternoon off so not sure what to do kitchen, ironing or craft room!!!!!
Kreative Stemplefreunde Use your favorite stamps
Cards for men Anything Goes
For Fun Metal ( Brads & Charm)
Well I suppose its got to be the kitchen first then craft room ironing can wait .....again
Hugs Debs

Friday, 5 November 2010

LOTV Teddy

Didn't have time to post this the other day then I forgot about it, must be my age,
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Sketch
Wild Orchid Classic Christmas
ABC G is for Glitter
Truly Scrumptious Petals, Pearls and Pins
ABC Xmas Winter Wonderland
Charisma Cardz With love at Xmas
LOTV One for the girls
The Stampan Christmas
Take care Debs

Someone Special

Hi there, hope your having a great bonfire night, its fairly quiet here, I think everyones having their party's tomorrow night instead, at least it should be dryer.
I won this gorgeous image from Prairie Fairy I coloured her with copics, used HOTP papers, 3D laquer on the glasses, ribbon, pearls and charm from stash.
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Lexi's Creations Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Anything Goes

Take care Debs

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Hi there, were doing things a little different this week at ICSketches Instead of a sketch we want you to make a box using a freebie template from DZ Doodles they are very kindly sponsoring this week and the winner gets to pick a free digi. There are three templates to choose from this one , this one , and this one .
Hope you had as much fun as I did making mine.
Hugs Debs

Monday, 1 November 2010


Hiya, here is my card using Bearly Mine Designs Free Christmas papers that I mentioned yesterday, I think there super yummy, you still have time to enter her DT challenge, as long as you enter before the 2nd. I've coloured my LOTV stamp with copics mounted on gold mirri board, and white pearly paper. Martha Stewart snowflake punch and Delish gems, ribbon from stash. The fur is covered in glamour dust.
LOTV Sketch,
Fussy & Fancy Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland Mousy Xmas
Papertake Sparkly & Bright
Stampavie Christmas
ABC G=Glitter
Color Throwdown
Not long for the NEC on Thrs. How time flies it certainly doesn't seem a year.
Take care
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 31 October 2010


Hi there,well the kids phoned to say they got home safely I can never settle untill I know there back, Dean actually drives for a living and is a very good driver, bit quick for me but he takes after his Dad.

I've quite a few birthdays this month so thought I'd make a start. I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp.

Basic Grey paper, brown card run through a cuttlebug folder, ribbon from stash.

Spoonfull of Sugar Punches

Simon Says punches

Creative cottage Embossing

Sugar Bowl Sketch &one for the boys

Stampman For men

Cards for men Anything goes

Take care
Hugs Debs

Bearly Mine

Hi there, well my son & DIL have just left and I'm missing them already :'''(
I shan't see them again untill December, so I had a little colour to take my mind off things, this cool dude is brill, and the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs they are a freebie, Bearly Mine are looking for some DT's pop on over and take a look but be quick you only have untill Nov 2nd to apply. There is also some gorgeous Christmas papers aswell I'm half way through that card, look out tomorrow. I thought this rocker went really well with the brick wall, I tried to put some graffiti on it but it didn't look right, I found an old necklace that belonged to my eldest's and popped that on instead.
Kenny K Anything goes
Paper Sundaes Boy or Man
The Stampman For men
I'll be back later with a card I made the other day.
Take care Debs

Saturday, 30 October 2010


Evening hope your all enjoying your weekend, mines been brill so far, my son and his wife are down, and I've just been to my parents as its my Dads birthday.

CCC Autumn Birthday

The Stampman Cards for men

Cards for men Anything goes

Mo's Digital Pick a Season (Autumn)

Image is from Mo's coloured with copics, Paermania paper,rub ons, ribbon and leaves from stash,
Enjoy whats left of your weekend.
Hugs Debs


Hi there, been so busy this week, what with visitors and work, my son is going to be a Godfather next month for his best friends daughter, they have called her Elsie, this is a card I have made for the special day. Its just a short note as I'm off to see my Dad as its his birthday today. I'll post his card later after I've given it to him.
Stamp something Pink, stamping
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

ICS No 89

Hiya, another great sketch from Dawn this week, we are kindly being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs again this week , Heather is giving the winner 3 free digi's of your choice. She also gave us DT's images aswell. I've used Papermania papers glittered the snowman, used beads for his eyes and mouth, flowersoft for the snow, brads and snowballs from stash.

I liked the sketch so much I made 2 cards, this one is using a LOTV stamp, cooured with copics, papermania papers, glitter on snow, brads from stash.
Pop over to ICSketches and look at the gorgeous creations my teamies have made, looking forward to seeing what you do with the sketch.
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Santa Baby

Hiya, I don't know about where you are, but its gorgeous here today, the suns shining and its warmer out than it is in.
Used another one of my Kenny K images, coloured with copics, red bazill, paper out my bit box, silver ric rac, silver brads, on the fur trim I've used Junkins snow glitter.
Kenny K 2 off (2 colours, 2 ribbons, 2 sets of brads)
ABC Vertical (sketch, vixen, volumptuous, vermillion)
Alphabet Z=zig zag, (ribbon)
Fussy & Fancy Winter wonderland
Allsorts Spots and Stripes
Cards for Men Anything goes
Take care
Hugs Debs


Hi there, I've had a right lazy day to day, and now I regret it, my son phoned a bit back and said him and Leanne (his wife) are coming to stay next weekend, goodness knows how long it will take me to tdy the spare room, I've taken to using it as a dumping ground. That'll teach me to be a scruffy mare. lol.
But I did manage to get a few cards made :0)
This one is for the lady that works in the Spar shop Judy, her daughter lives in America and she needed an Anniversary card for them, I'm always a bit worried when I make cards for Judy's daughter as she is a big crafter herself and makes gorgeous cards.
I've used some of my new stash, Memory box paper and Sarah Kay first kiss stamp, I coloured it with my copics and used a bit of my Prisma's aswell, netting and ribbon slider from old stash.
Have a good week,
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 23 October 2010


Hiya, here is a card I made for my Hubby it was our Anniversary yesterday, not sure where I got the digi from, it was a freebie, but I saved it to my computer before I was more organised and labeled everything, doh,

Really awfull weather here today, so I ended up working for most of the day, trying to catch up for having yesterday afternoon off. We had a delivery in Grimsby, so my Hubby droped me off at The Hobby House for an hour, you can't beat a bit of crafty retail :0)

Stampavie Blue and Brown

I've coloured it with copics, used K & Co paper with Bazill and distress inked the edges.
Enjoy whats left of the weekend, hope your having better weather than me.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Wow I think weve skipped Autumn and gone straight in to Winter, its been so cold I had to put some socks on, I hate wearing socks so I must have been cold.

We've had an upsetting week so far, firstly my Uncle Alf died, he had a massive stroke followed by a heart attack, and then my friends Mum died she had Motor Nurone ( I think I've spelt that right) disease.

This is a card for my friend, I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp, coloured with copics and glamour dust, papers are papermania, sympathy stamp from Personal impressions, gems from stash.

Cute card Whats buggin you

Stampman Autumn

Incy Wincy Pink and Brown

Sweet stop sketch and sparkle.

Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

ICS No 88

Hi there, can't believe its Tuesday again, how the weeks are flying by. We have had two customers in the workshop this week asking for furniture to be reupholstered before Christmas, It amazes me why folks would want their furniture all clean and new just for Aunty Ethel to spill her red wine over, but hey its work and if thats what they want, then who am I to turn them down.

A great sketch from Dawn at ICS this week, she totally amazes me how she keeps coming up with these sketches. Remember you can do what you like with the sketch as long as we can still see it.
We are being sponsored by Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs the lucky winner gets to choose 3 fee digi's.
I'e used a set of snowmen from Stamptivity, cooured with copics and lashings of gitter, the paper is from papermania, ticket stamp from Whimsy, ribbon and gems from stash.
Craftilicious Anything goes
Papertake Weekly 3 of something
Just Inspirational Stamped Image
Looking forward to seeing what you do with Dawns Sketch.
Hugs Debs