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