Tuesday, 31 January 2012

ICSketches #149

Hi there, here we have this weeks sketch from icsketches,
I really like this one  and have already used it twice, this card is for my brother in law, I always have a problem with his cards as he doesn't have any hobbies or even follow a sport, he has been moaning about getting old so i thought I'd rub it in a bit and make him a card with an old man on it, might stop him moaning I don't  think so.
I've coloured him with copics used Retro Forever Friends papers, Martha Stewart border punch and a making memories sentiment stamp.
I'm entering this in the following
marks finest papers At least 4 layers
crafts4eternity Clean & Simple
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Freebie at Aisne's Creations

Hiya, well Aisne's at it again if you pop across to her blog aisne-creations you can download this gorgeous FrogBoy freebie, and take a look at her new designs
I've been using Cherry Blossom

and made these two cards
 Coloured with copics, papermania paper, bazill basics, memory box die, prima flowers, brad,charm and gems.
Coloured with copics, DCWV paper, black ribbon, slider and tiny gems on her dress and hair.
These digi's are really good value at $1 for a set of five.
I'm entering these in the following
my time to craft Fave Embellies, mine are gems
alphabet challenge You can choose
charisma cardz Clean and Simple
simon says stamps Anything goes
Creative inspirations Anything goes
my mums craft shop Flower paper
Hugs Debs

The Paper Shelter #48 Pearls & Swirls

Hi there, well that was a nice break, we had some amazing entries into the paper shelter DT call, I'm afraid I'm having problems commenting at the moment, don't know why, so i apologise if I didn't get to you.
The theme this week is Swirls and Pearls I used Enchanted Love 
I coloured with copics, used First Edition Papers, pink pearl card, making memories swirl die cut, pearls and glitter on the wings.
This is one of my fave digi's, but there are loads of new romantic ones out, even a couple of fish having a little smooch. lol.
I'm entering this in the following;
simon says stamps Anything Goes
Creative inspirations Anything Goes
crafts and me Pink and Sparkly
inky impressions Heart You
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

ICSketches #148

Hi there and here we have this weeks sketch from icsketches

I've used an image from the paper shelter coloured with copics, making memories paper, and  Nesties.
I'm entering this in the following;
charisma cardz Clean and Simple
crafty purple frog Anything goes
alphabet challenge You can choose
Hugs Debs

Monday, 23 January 2012


I thought I'd crack on with my Mothers Day cards today, I've used a pollycraft digi, I think its called "I only have eyes for you" but I thought it would also be great for Mum from her little monster.
I've coloured him with copics,used Echo Park and K&Co papers, EK punch, Nestie and googly eyes.

I'm entering this in the following;
drunken stampers Love theme
bee-crafty Celebration + Balloons
alphabet challenge You choose
craft us crazy Love + Animals
crafty purple frog Anything Goes
cupcake craft All you need is Love
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Hi there, I've had a lovely weekend, my Son and Daughter in law came to stay and we had a great relaxing time, last time they came it was Christmas and everything was manic, what with visiters and us going visiting.
They will be back again in a month so thats not too long, the way the weeks seem to be flying by at the moment. Anyway down to my card, this little fella reminds me of my other Son, he's 32 this year but still has his skateboard, I don't think he rides it that much anymore but he really loved it when he was younger, its a Saturated Canary Digi cooured with copics, K&Co papers, a little baseball hat charm and Nesties with my EK Corner punch. Quite a plain card really but the papers are busy and I didn't want to distract from the image to much, afterwards I thought it would make a nice mothers day card from her little angel.

I'm entering this in the following;
crazy 4 challenges Childs Birthday
alphabet challenge You can choose
charisma cardz Clean and simple
crafty purple frog Anything Goes
saturated canary Punches and Dies
abc-challenge Happy Birthday
Hugs Debs

Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday Setch # 9 Challenge

Hi there, its time for sketch # 9 at friday sketch challenge and this one was designed by the wonderful Genevieve, hasn't she done a great job. You have two weeks to get your submisions in.

 I've used a Saturated Canary Digi, coloured with copics, First Edition papers, Nesties, Fiskars Border punch, Marrianne Flowers Die, I've poped a blue gem in the centre of the flowers and some green voile.

I'm entering this in the following;
saturated canary challenge Punches and Dies
do you stack up Patterned Paper
paper-crafting journey Flowers/Floral
my time to craft Fave embellishments (these handmade flowers)
lexis creations Anything Goes
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

ICSketches #147 challenge

Hi, its Tuesday which means icsketches challenge, we have a great sketch for you this week, and a new sponsor,

 I have used a Saturated Canary Digi this week, coloured her with copics, used some really old K & Co paper, ribbon, pearls, nesties, Fiskars border punch and a heart embossing folder. Hope you'll come and join us this week.

I'm entering this in the folowing;
SCSC Anything goes plus blue
bee-crafty Celebration plus Balloons
marks finest Border Punch
stampin for the weekend Out with the old (last years stock-paper)
alphabet challenge Y=You can choose
crafty catz weekly challenge Something New (Digi)
CRAFT Celebration
Winter Wonderland Birthday
saturated canary challenge Clean and Simple
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Paper Shelter DT Call

Hi everyone, I don't know if you've heard but the big news on the block is
the paper shelter is holding a DT Call. YAY
They are looking for 7 New DT
And take it from me its a fantastic group to be in , you get all the yummy images to colour till your hearts content and all the support and friendship from a group of fantastic girls to boot,
What are you waiting for, pop across to the blog and give it a go.
You have to be in it to win it.
Hugs Debs 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

ICSketches #146 Challenge

Morning all, here we have sketch number 146 at icsketches and I love it, and will certainly be using this one again.
We are being sponsored by Stretch n Bubbles this week.

I've used a Saturated Canary Digi called Thank you, coloured with copics, First Edition papers, Nesties, Making Memories border die, LOTV sentiment stamp and  a bit of check ribbon.

I'm enterng this in the following;
top tip tuesday Anything Goes
papertake weekly Die Cute Special
lexis creations Anything Goes
one stitch at a time challenge Use a Digi
Card mad fairy Thank you
Craft Thank you
saturated canary Clean and simple
Hugs Debs

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Home

Hi there, it doesn't take long to get back into a routine does it, Christmas  seems ages ago now, I was talking with my SIL and she has already got 10 presents bought and wrapped for next year, I think you can be a bit too organised some times.
I needed a New Home card quickly and had none left in my stash, this was a freebie stamp with a magazine, I coloured with copics, used My Minds Eye papers and a LOTV sentiment stamp.

I'm entering this in the following;
craft your days away New Beginings
crafty calendar New News
crafty catz New Beginnings
dutch dare-card New Beginnings
my mums craftshop Something New
fabnfunky challenges Something New
for fun challenges New Something
simon says stamps Sometng New
papertake weekly Anything Goes optional New theme
Must go now, I'm off to a party tonight and I've no idea what I'm going to wear yet,
just hope it wont need washing.

Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

ICS #145 challenge

I hope you've all recovered from the celebrations and you havn't slipped from your New Year Resolutions yet, one of mine this year is to try  and keep my craft space a bit tidyer, I'm really lucky and have a three metre long workbench but always end up with a six inch square to work in, with stuff piled up round me, I darn't even sneeze in case it all came tumbling down. Well yesterday I threw four bags and one box of rubbish away, the bin men won't be here till tomorow so my Hubby wont let me out to the bin in case I bring something back again that i've discovered I can't live without.
Anyway onto this weeks challenge at icsketches, you can pick your own sketch this week, from any where not just our sketch's, remember to leave a link from where its from though.
I chose a new challenge site that only started up a few weeks ago its called seems a little sketchy and this is their second sketch

We have also been sponsored this week by bugaboo stamps who very generously gave us DT's some digi's to play with, and because its so dark and miserable here I chose this one with bright colours.
I used First edition papers, copics, ribbon, big brad and rub on.

I'm entering this into the following;
crafts and me Anything Goes
my mums craft shop Anything Goes
charisma cardz Anything Goes
do you stack up3 Colours of the rainbow,yellow, orange & green
paper sundaes Something old(flower) Someting New (Digi)
SCSC Anything Goes
stampin for the weekend Anything Goes
Hugs Debs

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Shop & Freebie

Hi there, just thought I'd let you know about a new Digi Shop thats on the block, its called Aisnes Creations and if you go to Aisne's Blog you will get this wonderful freebie, 5 great digi's

I've made a couple of cards and they are a dream to colour

So if you want them you can pick them up from Here

I'm entering these in the following;
SCSC Anything Goes
stampin for the weekend Anything Goes
pile it on challenge Anything Goes
the pink elephant Anything Goes
incy wincy designs Anything Goes
if the shoe fits scrapit Use your Paper Scraps
charisma cardz Anything Goes
simon says stamps Anything Goes
creative inspirations Anything Goes
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 1 January 2012

My Fave cards from 2011

I notice a lot of people are posting their fave cards from 2011
I didn't realise how hard it was going to be, some of them were cards I was particularly pleased with others mark a special person or time.












Thank you so much for looking and for all the lovely comments you have left me throughout the year, I really appreciate your friendship and support.
Happy New Year
Hugs Debs