Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday Sketch #33 reminder

Hi there, just a quicky today  busy getting ready for visitors, we had some lovely news last night, my daughter in law had her 20 week scan and they have told her its going to be a GIRL which is going to be really strange as we are all boys in our family, I've had great fun browsing the net for girly clothes, 
Here is the sketch for this fortnight over at friday sketch challenge

This was a last minute card for someone I forgot, oooops, silver mirri card, craftwork card paper and sentiment, white pearlescent card, nestie and marrianne poinsetta die, xmas ribbon and clear gems

Hope your Christmas went to plan and your New Year celebrations go well.
I'm entering this in the following;
belli challenge Christmas
fabnfunky challenges Add ribbon or lace
Stampavie Christmas
Hugs Debs

Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #33

Hi there, well I thought I had enough cards made, but I've just finished writing them and I'm two short!!!
Do I grit my teeth and send a shop brought one or will they think I'm upset with them, I'll see if I can get a bit of time on Sat night.
We have a great sketch this time at friday sketch challenge 

This is a freebie digi from     , coloured with copics and glitter, paper is from papermania, ribbon and holly from stash,

I'm entering this in the following:
simon says stamps Merry Christmas
Stampavie Christmas
paper pretties Glitter
fab n funky challenges Add ribbon or lace
belli challenge Christmas
crafts and me Winter wonderland
the sweetpea stampers Quick and easy
card makin mamas Happy holidays
chocolate coffee cards Snowmen
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop Winner

Hi there, well are you ready yet? No I'm not either, seems really weird this year as we are having two Christmases, we had one last week with my Boys and their partners, as they are both working over Christmas, and one next week with my parents, we've also had a couple meals out , I think I'll be a bit fed up with Turkey come the New Year. But its all good fun.
We had great fun with the Blog Hop over at the paper shelter, and my winner is................

So if you can pop over to the paper shelter blog and email Veronicca you will get a free digi.  Yay.

We have an Anything Goes Challenge today, which will last untill January 9th as we are having a lovely break, so there will be no comments left on your submissions, but I shall be looking.

I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #32

Hi there, I'm a bit late with my post today, soooo busy.
We have a great sketch this fortnight by the lovely Angela
We have the great kenny k as our sponsor this time

and here is my card, I've used Rock-dude coloured with copics, Basic Grey papers, ribbon from stash, Hero Arts sentiment and I traced round one of my Husbands picks for the embelishment.

I'm entering this in the following:
totally papercrafts One for the boys
cute card thursday Red and green
papertake weekly Anything goes
OSAAT Anything goes

Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 2nd Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from Patty Sue  then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Well the theme (since its our second birthday) is to use two of something, so I've used 2 pinks for my matting and two Snow Angel images, coloured with copics and lashings of glitter, K&Co papers,snowman button, ribbon of a present (I'm always looking to recycle things) and a pearl ribbon slider.

From here you will need to hop on over to  Shari 
 Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty creations challenges Winter scene
for fun challenges Let it snow
inky impressions Snow or winter
everybody-art-challenge Christmas
can you digi it Baby its cold outside
oldie but a goodieLet it snow (ribbon is old)
top tip tuesday Christmas
tuesday throwdown White Christmas
Hugs Debs


Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge Reminder

Hi there, it's time for the halfway reminder  over at Friday sketch challenge , I have used another digi from our lovely sponsor lady bug crafts ink.

This one is called holly-vase-delight I coloured it with copics then 3D laquered the leaves and Berries.
The papers were a freebie from a magazine, ribbon, green gems and Dovecraft square brads.
Hope you enjoy the sketch.

I'm entering this in the following;
fussy and fancy challenge I love Christmas
alphabet challenge V=Vintage
crafts and me Ribbon or trim
creative inspirations Traditional Christmas colours
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Paper Shelter #92 Christmas is coming

Hi there, we have a great theme this week at The Paper Shelter it's
"Christmas is Coming"
Just in time for those Christmas cards yet to make, I don't know about you but I havn't started making my own cards yet.

I've used Getting ready for Christmas coloured with copics, glitter on the fur trim and bows, Debbi Moore papers I've had for a couple of years, memory box corner die, wooden tree, ribbon and lace.

I'm entering this in the following;
for fun challenges Christmas sparkle
crafts and me challenges Ribbon or trim
oldie but a goodie challenge Let it snow (old papers)
creative card crew Anything goes
lexis creations Christmas
stamp with fun Winter
creative inspirations Traditional Christmas colours
Hugs Debs

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #31

Hi there, sorry I've been missing in action for a while, mega busy at work plus I've had a wedding to do in the evenings, but at least i've got the wedding finished now so back to the Christmas cards,
It was my turn to do the sketch, so I hope you like it, I'm more of a simple sketch girl, then you can fancy it up as much as you like.

The lovely Kerry from Ladybug crafts ink has sponsored us this week and she very generously gave the DT Christmas Delights to play with, I chose Handbag Tree Delight coloured with copics a sakura stardust pens, Nit wit papers, Kraft cardstock, Happy Christmas brad, Hero Arts snowflake gems and ribbon from my stash,
Take a look at Kerry's shop its awesome.

I'm entering this in the following;
creative card crew Anything goes
digital tuesday challenge Colour challenge
crafty creations challenges Christmas is coming
inky impressions make it girly
incy wincy designs Hip to be square
challenges 4 everybody Anything goes
paper pretties blog Clean & Simple
totally stampalicious Non traditional Christmas colours
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Paper Shelter #90

Morning all, we have a great theme this week at the paper shelter its
"An Easel card with a Christmas Theme"
just perfect for those extra special cards you need to make this year.

I used Christmas Carols coloured with copics, gold card, papermania paper, poinsettia flowers, nesties, marianne corner die, ribbon and the verse and sentiment were produced on my computer.

The inside of the card

The back of the card

I'm entering this in the following;
papertake weekly Flower power
crazy challenge Inside of card
sir mstampalot challenge Traditional Christmas
crafty calendar challenge  Wrap up warm for Christmas
my time to craft Vintage.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #30

Hi there, well I'm sat here typing this up and I'm totally shattered,
I've had a full day shopping, pure bliss, I went to the NEC Craft show and shopped till I droped,
brought a few pressies for friends as well but it's mostly all mine.
We have a great sketch over at friday sketch challenge this week by the lovely Janine

I chose a Tiddlyinks digi, coloured with copics, Nestie, First edition papers, 3D laquer on her leaf wings, Marrianne Snowflake die and a silver snowflake brad.

I'm entering this in the following;
abc christmas challenge Vibrant colours
paper-crafting journey Anything goes
digital tuesday Fantasy
papertake weekly Anything goes
do you stack up Leaves
I'm off to bed now, pity I have to work tomorrow I want to play with my new goodies,
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Hi, we've had a busy Sunday, about a month ago we started decorating our bedroom, but we only get Sunday off work so it seems to have been going on forever, tada its finished well almost just got to get a new light fitting to put up and then its done. I must say it looks great, the rest of the house looks bad now though, but were coming up to our busy time at work so were not starting anything else untill way after Christmas.
I made this card one night in the week but only just got round to photographing it, I hate taking photo's at night, seems to drain the colour or cast shadows, well enough of me winging.
This is a Pink ink digi, coloured with copics as usual, paper artsy papers, memory box bunting die, nesties, green gems and glitter on his hat and mistletoe, but you can't see it.
Hope you have all had a good weekend

I'm entering this in the following;
fabnfunky challenges Die cuts/punches
cardmakin mamas Anything goes
allsorts challenge For men only
challenges4everybody Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday Sketch Midway Reminder

Hi there, well a weeks past already since the last Friday sketch challenge so here is a reminder of Shirley's sketch
we are sponsored by SKdigis and was kindly given images to use I chose snowman-2
coloured with Copics, Craftwork Cards paper, googly eyes, flower gems, nestie and corner die,

Looking forward to seeing what you make of the sketch.
I'm entering this in the following;
card makin mamas Anything goes
raise the bar challenge Anything goes
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
crafts and me Bling it up
one stitch at a time challenge Make 1 for Christmas
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Paper Shelter #88 Anything Goes

Well what a fantastic day it is, the weather is grey, cold and miserable, everything's been going wrong at work, and I stubbed my toe on the bed, but I don't care, why? Because I have the best news ever!!!!
My Son and DIL came to see us at the weekend and told us the fantastic news, Baby is due on May 13th so a Spring baby, I'm knitting already, it does take me a long while to finish anything so hopefully it will be done before May. I will take a photo, you are going to be so fed up with me so I'll apologize now.
It's quite apt that The Paper Shelter released a new digi this week Light of my Life

Anyway onto this weeks challenge at the paper shelter which is every bodies favorite 
Anything Goes

I chose one of my fave Paper Shelter images In the 20's , and used an old Glasses box I had to make this gift box. I never chuck anything away.
I coloured her with Copics, used first edition papers, some brown tulle a pearl heart slider, Create die cut fence, and an assortment of paper leaves and flowers.

from the side

I'm entering this in the following;
bunny zoes crafts Pink, Pearls and lace
totally stampalicious. Anything goes
the pink elephant challenge Vintage or Shabby chic
challenges4everybody Anything goes
pink gem challenge Polka dots/spots
cardmakin mamas Anything goes
fussy and fancy Anything goes
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #29

Hi there, it's time for a new sketch over at Friday sketch challenge this great sketch was designed by Shirley isn't it great, lots of possibilities.
We also have a fantastic new sponsor, the lovely Sonia from SKdigis she very kindly gave all us DT's an image to play with, and the winner gets a gift voucher for $9 to spend in her shop.
I chose Snowman-2 she is just soooo cute,
I coloured her with copics, used liquid pearls on the flowers, cuttlebug embossing folders (snowflakes and ornaments) white heart ribbon and some clear gems, you might just see the glitter on the snow. So sorry about the bad photo but I ended up taking it at night with a light. I quite like to see white on white for Christmas cards, I must say I'm struggling this year to get motivated to make any, I think I might need to treat myself to some new papers to get my Mojo Well thats my excuse to go spending anyway.
I'm entering this in the following;
paper-crafting journey Ribbon or Twine
do you stack up Embossing
abc christmas challenge U=Up to you
one stitch at a time challenge Use a Digi
card makin mamas Anything goes
fussy and fancy challenge Anything goes
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 19 October 2012

Friday Sketch Reminder

Hiya, were halfway through the friday sketch challenge #28 by Carole

So I thought I'd show you my second card I made using this sketch, 
some freebie papers, I'm ashamed to say I can't remember which shop I got the digi from, it was before I started fileing my digi's properly , if any one knows can you let me know so that I can credit them!
I coloured it with copics, used my Nesties, a HOTP big brad and rub on, pearls for snowdrops, purple gems, Memory box flower die and you can't see it on this photo but theres glitter on the sky.

I'm entering this in the following;
paper-crafting journey Add some Bling
abc christmas challenge U= its up to you
creative craft challenges 2 Use 3 of something (Flowers, gems)
anything challenge Make your own embellishments
crazy challenge Handmade flowers
kenny ks krafty krew  Think Pink
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Paper Shelter #86 Charming

Hiya, well I think Autumns gone and Winters arrived here already, it's proper cold and really dark in the mornings, quite depressing really, but lots of things to look forward to, 
The theme this week at The paper shelter is "CHARMING", I really love charms on a  card, I have loads, but the problem is I don't like them leaving my room, I don't mind putting them on a card as long as I can keep it, my Hubby says its cause I'm tight, I just think I get attached to them, so this card is extra special because Ive used 2, went a bit light headed then, and I'm sending it to my Neice, I wonder if she will let me visit it. lol.
I've used Too Cute to Spook which is on offer this week only $2.50 , what a bargin.
Papers are Bearly Mine Designs Happy Haunting just look at those gorgeous spiders, coloured with copics, Nesties to cut out the image, I made the cobweb with some black thread and a needle, black and orange bazill bazics.

Here's a close up of my web.


I'm entering this in the following;
fabnfunky challenge Orange, black + another (Purple)
Stampavie Stitches (On my Spider Web)
top tip tuesday Things with wings
cards for men Orange and black
lexis creations Halloween
pile it on challenge Shaped card
stamptacular sunday Boo-tacular
daring cardmakers Spooky Spiders
stampin for the weekend  Something Spooky
Hugs Debs

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #28

Hi there, we have a great new sketch for you today at Friday sketch challenge. by Carole

isn't it a great one, I chose Floppy from make it crafty one of my favorite digi's, I decided to use just one colour for this card, not sure why?!! just felt like it. lol. make it crafty digi's are great to colour you can rarely lose yourself in them.
I used K & Co paper, Nestie's, EK swirl punch, Joy rub on from HOTP, clear gems and a little bell on a ribbon my Sister gave me. We have two sponsors this week, and you have two weeks to get your entries in.

I'm entering this in the following;
paper-crafting journey Add some bling
simon says stamps Dies &/or Punches
creative inspirations Anything goes
crafts and me challenges Anything goes
incy wincy designs Anything goes
craft challenge Mono
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Hi there, thought I'd carry on with my Christmas cards since I had my papers out, I'm such an untidy crafter they will probably still be out in March, I wish I could tidy up as I go, but I only get a bit of time in my Bat Cave and I feel like I'm being deprived of crafting time if I stop to tidy up, every now and then (probably once a month) I have a splurge and go mad tidying, then for the next few weeks I can't find anything.
Here I have used a Saturated Canary image, coloured with copics,random spots of pearlescent pearl drops, nestie's, Marianne flower die, Memory box holly vine die, Whimsy ticket die, pearl brad, clear gems, glitter and the sentiment is a Christmas ticket from digital delights by louby loo I was lucky enough to win a challenge and my prize was a voucher from Digital Delights so I got these tickets and a cute penguin.

I'm entering this in the following;
crazy challenge Handmade flowers
emerald faeries Flowers
pink gem challenge For the girls
totally gorjuss Anything goes
simon says stamps Dies / Punches
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Paper Shelter #83 Ooops #84

Hi there, we have a great theme for you this week at The paper shelter it's
I must say I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with this theme, I've tried really hard, in fact I even bought myself  a little tool, but I don't like scuffing up my papers. Guess thats just the way I am!!!
But I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

I chose Holy Night coloured with copics, the doggies I layered up,the lace was a bargin from the Yorkshire Trading Mill only 60p for 5 meters, the sentiment is from Flowersoft, I chalked the edges to givea distressed look.

I'm entering this in the following:
cards for men Animal magic
bunny zoes crafts Distressing
fabnfunky challenges F= fireplace, festive
papertake weekly Anything goes
tuesday throwdown Cute and Cuddly
Hugs Debs

Monday, 1 October 2012

Babies first Christmas

Hi there, I'm doing well with my Christmas cards this year, I'm determined not to leave them all to the last week again this year. I seem to get all my orders done then run out of steam when it comes to doing my own cards.  This gorgeous image is from mo's digital pencil I coloured it with copics, glittered the snowflakes, used First Edition papers, Border punch and ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this in the following:
mo's digital challenge Ribbon and/or Bows
fabnfunky challenges F=First Christmas, Fun
patties creations Anything goes
Winter Wonderland First Christmas
pile it on challenge For a Child
creative inspirations Bingo (white, snowflakes, ribbon)
Hugs Debs

Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #27

Hi there, here we have this weeks sketch at friday sketch challenge  designed by Christine and isn't it a cracker.
We are also holding a DT call if you fancy being a member of our great gang.
Just Pop across to the Blog and follow the instructions. Simples!

We are being sponsored this week by the digi garden and I've used Snowman 5, coloured with copics, 3D laquer, I've layered his nose and ornaments, red gems,Dovecraft papers and Debbi Moore sentiment stamp.

I'm entering this in the following;
dutch dare Clean and simple
crafts and me Fave colour-Red
fab n funky F=Festive, Frosty
my mums craftshop Star ornament
simon says stamps Anything goes
Stampavie Sparkling
creative craft challenges2 Anything goes
The crazy challenge Spots or Stripes
patties creations Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 23 September 2012

just messing about

Hi there, I've seen quite a few of these baby onesies in blogland recently and thought I would have a go, it was my great niece Mariah's birthday so made one for her, I used pearlesent card that I embossed , various nesties for the bib and leg frills. I think I might do my next one with a little animal stamped on the bib and maybe a pocket.
Hope you've had a good weekend, I ended up working for most of mine, plus were decorating the bedroom so of course the whole house is upside down, we had to sleep in the spare room last night, which is upstairs, and it totally confused the poor dogs.
Here is a link to a you tube video showing how to make one for yourself.

I'm entering this in the following;
creative craft challenges 2 Anything goes
simon says stamps challenge Emboss it
CRAFT Children
patties creations Anything goes
Have a good week.
Hugs Debs

Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday Sketch reminder

We have a mid week reminder for you , at the friday sketch challenge
Also we are holding a DT call for anyone interested in joining our happy group.

I've used Stampavie Polar present, coloured with copics and glitter(but it doesn't show up on this photo), Papers from Lidl, Cuttlebug embossing folder, silver ink pad, silver snowflake brads, blue gems and personal impressions sentiment stamp.

I'm entering this in the following;
oldie but a goodie challenge  Show us your ribbon
creative inspirations Christmas in September
marianne design divas Stamp something
Stampavie and more Sparkling
Hugs Debs