Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Paper Shelter Challenge #66

Hi there, what gorgeous weather we are having here in the UK, I just hope it lasts until the Bank holiday weekend and I'm not at work,  had a great visit from my Son and his new partner last night, I think she's as crazy as him, so a perfect match really. It's just so nice to see him so happy.

The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter is VINTAGE or SHABBY CHIC so I can't wait to see your designs. I chose Cute Bavarian and coloured her with copics, I must say I've fell in love with the new paper pack Distinguished, I distressed the edges with ink,used nesties and fiskars border punch, cream ribbon, pearls, paper flowers and pearl clusters.

I'm entering this in the following;
kenny k Ribbon
card makin mamas Punches
patties creations Recipe - Ribbon, flowers & Pearls
ooh-la-la-creations Make it girly
incy wincy designs Vintage
crazy challenge Childhood memories
creative card crew Dimension
bunny zoes crafts Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #18

Hi there, here is the gorgeous sketch for Challenge #18 at friday sketch challenge.

 We have a great sponsor this week simplybstamps is giving the winner 3 free digis
She also very generously sponsored the DT I chose Phoebe

Here she is with her twin, I coloured them with copics, used nesties, paper cellar star die , papermania brads  and I'm afraid I can't remember the make of papers, it was out of my ever growing bit box.
I really must try and do something about it, it started of in a small A5 box now its overflowing an old biscuit tin. I do hope you find time to join us this fortnight.

I'm entering this in the following;
cute card thursday Pink and Green
charisma cardz No flowers allowed
bunny zoes crafts Anything goes
top tip tuesday Dig out the old (Brads about 6 years old)
my time to craft It takes two
creative inspirations Anything goes
truly scrumptious Pretty in pink
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Nephews Birthday

Hi there, what a fantastic couple of days we have had here, its almost Summer nice and warm with a welcome breeze, I could stand it like this all year.
It's Ian , my nephews, Birthday on Sat, I can't believe he'll be 29 doesn't it go so quick. 
Ians a very dapper dresser he takes great pride in his appearance so I thought this digi would be perfect for him. I only brought it last week from designed2delight I hadn't heard of this digi shop before, but they have some great images, this one I wanted for Fathers Day, they are also very generous with there freebies, if you get chance I would certainly recommend you take a look, they are also very reasonable, this necktie banner only cost $1.00
I coloured it with copics used DCWV papers, personal impressions sentiment, and a bit of ribbon from my stash. I thought I might 3D my next one, I'll take a piccy when its finished.

I'd like to enter this in the following;
quirky crafts Dots/spots & Stripes
crazy4challenges Birthday
bunny zoes crafts Anything goes
creative inspirations Anything goes
Stampavie For a Boy
Thank you for visiting me.
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Paper Shelter Challenge #64

Hi there everyone, firstly could I just welcome my new followers, I really appreciate you taking time to leave me such encouraging comments and visiting me. 
The new challenge at The Paper Shelter this week is Birthday with a sentiment.
I've used Happy Times Mega Pack isn't he adorable , 
I coloured him with copics, glittered the ice cream, used My minds eye- Lime twist papers, martha stewart punch, nestie die cuts, a baseball hat charm,ribbon from stash and a WOJ sentiment stamp,

I'm entering this in the following:
bunny zoes crafts Anything goes
cards for men Kicking back
ooh-la-la-creations Ribbon or Twine
incy wincy designs Weather related (Sunshine)
one stitch at a time Use your Favourite things, Paper Shelter Digi
allsorts For a man or boy
CRAFT Celebration
crafty catz Happy Birthday
cute card thursday. Food or drink

Hugs Debs

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge ~17

Hi there, what strange weather we are having here this week, very warm and muggy with non stop rain,
but I must say I'm loving the lighter nights, no more walking the dogs in the dark, with a Hubby moaning all the way round about not being able to see. lol.
We are back with this fortnights sketch from the wonderful Samantha, it's a really great sketch to use.

I've used Cool Dude from spesch stamps., coloured with copics, DCWV papers, Whimsy sentiment stamp, bakers twine, nestie's and sunshine embossing plate.
Love to see what you make of the sketch. It would be lovely if you could join us this week.

I'm entering this in the following.
Try it on Tuesdays On the beach
bunny zoes Twine
emerald faeries Anything goes
cards for men Kicking Back
ooh-la-la-creations Make it Manly
crafts and me Punches & Dies
Hugs Debs

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Spesch release day

Hi there, we have four new releases from spesch stamps.
Jessica has done a great job again, we have four Pixies



Flower Pixie

 They are for sale now at spesch stamps.
I'm entering these in the following;
top tip tuesday Clean & Simple
anything goes challenge Things with wings
A and T Challenge Anything goes
papertake weekly Cute
creative craft challenges 2 Anything goes
Hugs Debs

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Hiya, I was asked to make a couple of cards for a friends twin grandaughters, Olivia and Elizabeth, I wasn't sure weather to make two totally different cards, in the end I chose to do the same image but in different colours.
 I opted for this gorgeous digi with the cute pig from Saturated Canary as they are both animal lovers.
 Krista Smith is such a great artist, I've not seen anything I don't like on her site.  They are very addictive.
I coloured them with copics, used my minds eye papers, fiskars border punch, spellbinders floral dies and some white pom pom braid, the sentiment I printed out on my computer. I'm not sure which colour I like best.
I'm entering these in the following;
creative inspirations Animal antics
belli challenge Animals
abc-challenge O for Orange
crafts and me Fave colour combo, (Orange & Jade)
papertake weekly Anything goes
Hugs Debs

The Paper Shelter Challenge #62

Hi there, what awful weather were having here, there's supposed to be a draught, but our garden is water logged we've had so much rain, and the winds blew our works wheelie bin over it was that strong, 
But its nice and cosy in my Bats Cave since we had our new gas boiler ;-}
This week at the paper shelter the challenge is to use this sketch, I must say it was a dream to use, certainly one I shall use again.

I've used Cirque, isn't she gorgeous, I coloured her with copics, used gold mirri board, my minds eye papers, Memory box border die, paper artsy flower die and nesties.

I'm entering this in the following;
papertake weekly Anything Goes
emerald faeries Anything Goes
kenny k Anything goes
Hugs Debs