Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #14

Zarna has designed us a lovely sketch this fortnight, for the Friday sketch challenge .

 I've used a stamp set I've had for at least six years, it was one of  the first ones I bought.
Coloured with copics, First edition Spring papers, Nellie snellen die cut, Scraphouse Rub on and a bit of ribbon. 
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this sketch.

I'm entering this in the following;
crafty purple frog Anything goes
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
simon says stamps Anything goes
my mums craft shop Stamp it
inky impressions Flower power
creative card crew Spring
one stitch at a time Anything goes
papersundaes Spring blossoms
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Paper Shelter #56 Paper Piecing

Hi ya, hope your all well, its Wednesday so that means its  the paper shelter challenge, and this week we have "Paper Piecing"
Just a quick post as I'm having a new Combi gas boiler fitted, and I still need to empty my airing cupboard, not sure where I'm going to put everything yet, my table and bath are full, Mum says I should chuck it all out and buy some new towels I must say a few of them are wedding pressies and that's 34 years ago now. (Child Bride, Lol) So they are past there best, Just sentimental I guess.
I have chosen "Executive Woman" for my card, coloured with copics, nesties, Marrianne flower die, EK flower punch and some clear gems.
I'm entering this in the following;
papertake weekly Bingo (Gems,Die Cuts, Flowers)
pollycraft challenge Check it out
one stop craft challenge Handmade Flowers
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 18 March 2012


Hi there, I hope all you Mums out there have had a lovely Mothers Day : )
I had this gorgeous bouquet , I'm just so very, very, lucky to have two Wonderful, Healthy , Happy, Loving, Sons that I love to bits, and a gorgeous Daughter in Law too, every day is Mothers Day to me .

Finished yet another Easter card, this is defo my last Lol
I've used another digi from the paper shelter , this one is called "A Great Mom"
I coloured it with copics, used my new first editions Spring papers, some ribbon and these little gems I've had for years.

I'm entering this in the following;
crazy4challenges Use a bit of green
marks finest papers Clean & Simple
chocolate coffee cards Feather & Fur
paper-crafting journey Pretty pastels
Stampavie Spring/Easter
Have a good week
Hugs Debs

Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #13

Hi there, its time for challenge number 13 this week designed by Bron, isn't it awesome!

Here is my card, I'm on the last of my Easter cards now. This one is using  Dressed up as the Easter Bunny from the paper shelter , I coloured with copics used DCWV papers, some white cobweb lace, and sakura stardust pens on the eggs.
I'm entering this in the following;
craft us crazy Easter and something sweet
paper-crafting journey Pretty pastels
chocolate coffee cards Fur & Feather
daring cardmakers Lucky Green
digital tuesday Think Spring
simon says stamps A bit o green
Stampavie Easter
fabnfunky Luck of the Irish (Green)
cupcake Going Dotty
the pink elephant Photo inspiration
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mothers Day

Hi, hope you've had a good weekend, the weather here has been fantastic, I could stand it like this all year round. Here's a card I made last week and just ran out of time to pop it on.
I was sorting through my wooden mounted stamps to see which ones i was going to remove the wood from when I found this stamp, it was one of the very first stamps I brought. I haven't used it for years and had forgotten how pretty it was. I coloured it with copics used my new Grand nesties to make the card base and mounting, the paper is a freebie from a magazine and the sentiment a rub on from scrap house.

I'm entering this in the following;
paper sundaes feminine flair
craft your days away Mothers day
crafts4eternity Mothers day
crafty catz Mothers Day
Card mad fairy Mothers day
paper-crafting journey Anything goes
simon says Mother's day
Hugs Debs

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Paper Shelter ~ Anything Goes

Hi there, and welcome to this weeks challenge at the paper shelter it's a real easy one this week
Anything Goes

I chose Love Bubbles such a cute image, I coloured it with copics, used nesties and a spellbinders leaf die, LOTV sentiment stamp

I'm entering this in the following
paper-crafting journey Anything Goes
DYSU Going Green
inky impressions Use Green
my mums craft shop Spring Colours
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Easter Bag

Hi there, I thought I'd make a bag to put my boys Easter Eggs in. It was a bag I got from the Health store the other day, so I made a panel to cover the brand name.
I used  Easter Bunny from the paper shelter coloured him with copics, used Papermania papers, Nesties, EK Border punch, some prima flowers I've had for ages, orange brads and a bit of yellow ribbon.

I'm entering this in the following;
papertake weekly Anything Goes
sketch and stash Sketch and old flowers
the pink elephant Plenty of layers
pile it on Spots
craft your passion Anything goes
OSAAT Reuse/recycle
crafts4eternity Use a Digi
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

ICSketches # 154

Morning everyone, well winter has surely returned here, I hope things are a bit warmer were ever you are.
Guess what, I've gone all technical, yesterday I did my first ever Skype call, my son and dil are in Florida for a few weeks and we thought we could keep in touch with Skype , it is amazing, to be able to talk and see them so far away and so clear, plus it doesn't cost anything. I might see if my other son that lives about an hour away has got it, I might get to see more of him then. lol.
Anyway enough of my rambling, here we have this weeks sketch from icsketches

Lots of possabilities with this one, I twisted it on its side, used K&Co paper, EK Border punch, paper doilie, pearls, lace, nesties, Saturated Canary Digis, coloured with copics.
I'm entering this in the following;
the pink elephant Use at least 3 layers
craft your passion Anything goes
saturated canary Use a doilie
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Hi there, I hope you've had a great weekend, believe it or not we've had snow today, it's been raining all day then at tea time it turned to snow, yet in the week it was gorgeous sunshine didn't even need a coat to walk my dogs, Oh well that's England for you.
I found this old Penny Black stamp in my box , I haven't used it for ages and couldn't resist showing it the ink pad, I coloured with copics, scraphouse rub on and I'm afraid I've forgot who made the papers.
Going to enter it in the following;
digital tuesday Things that leap
simon says stamps Anything Goes
fabnfunky Leap into action
cute card thursday Signs of Spring
the stampman Colours of Spring
Have a good week
Hugs Debs

Friday, 2 March 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #12

Hi there, we have a lovely sketch for friday sketch challenge this fortnight, it was designed by the talented Genevieve, I loved using it and its ideal if you have some scrap strips to use up.
I chose this playful little dragon from Aisne, coloured with copics, leaves are cut using a spellbinders foliage die, scraphouse rub on, and freebie papers. I turned the sketch on its end.
I'm entering this in the following;
paper-crafting journey Anything Goes
do you stack up Things with wings
cardmakin mamas Lets see some Green
simon says Anything Goes
creative inspirations Anything Goes
the pixie cottage Anything goes
The crazy challenge Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends Song (Puff the magic Dragon)
Hugs Debs