Thursday, 28 December 2017

SnipArt Tag

Hi there, I was supposed to be tidying my Cave as I have a new storage trolley arriving in the new year, but....... I got waylaid , how many times does that happen? anyway I was stuffing my face whilst stroking paper and I thought I really need some inspiration for my kitchen to help me stick to my ongoing diet, so sugar sweet pinks and chocolate browns, that will definitely keep me on the straight and narrow. lol . 
I used some Anna Marie papers on a Tando Tag, structure paste with an AliExpress stencil, SnipArt text and mandala's that I coloured with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, cheese cloth, pearls, seam binding and flowers from Craft Box.
Lets hope it helps with this years trials.

I'm entering this in the following:
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp Anything goes
lemon shortbread  Anything goes
dragonfly journeys. Fresh start
we love 2 create Anything mixed media
creative knockouts  Anything goes
CRAFT Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 24 December 2017


Hi there, Merry Christmas everyone, this is my last Christmas card for this year!
I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp,  coloured with copics, a Tim Holtz Holly corner die, 
glitter card from B&M, gems from poundland and the sentiment stamp from AliExpress
so a really cheap card, but one of my faves I think.
I'll keep it short and sweet as I'm sure you've all got loads to do.

Gem of a challenge Anything Christmas
crafty calendar  It's Christmas
crafty hazelnuts christmas  Anything goes
sweet stampin  last minute Christmas
Christmas card Anything goes (Will miss you)
Come and get it Christmas challenge
my time to craft Christmas
Hugs Debra x

Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas Pooch

Hi there, well is anyone else fed up of making Christmas cards yet?
I'm not especially when I get to use fantastic images like this new release from 
All dressed up stamps  this one is called Christmas Pooch
you just get the one dog in the image but I duplicated it in photoshop to get two, then flipped one so that it looks like they are kissing under the mistletoe , so cute.
The papers I've had for years, I'm not sure what make and I've also stuck a gem snowflake from Hero Arts on their jumpers just to give them a bit of sparkle.

E30,31,33,35, E44,47
Thank you for looking, I'm entering this in the following;
crafty calendar challenge  Its Christmas
Lemon shortbread  Anything goes
Retarte 112 Anything goes
the holly and ivy  (3) Anything Christmas goes
Tuesday throwdown  Anything goes
Come and get it  Christmas
pile it on Non traditional holiday colours

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Snowflake Sprite

Hiya, I just couldn't resist colouring this little sprite up again using blue and grey this time, 
I must say it's my favorite sprite this year, if you want to get a copy just pop across to
                     Snowflake Sprite PNG -…/56…/png-snowflake-sprite-aurora-wings
Aurora Wings...

I've used glitter card from B&M , snowflake paper, silver leaves and gem from my stash.

perfect pearls platinum
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty sentiments. Snowflakes
lemon shortbread Anything Goes
the holly and ivy christmas  Anything Christmas 2
Try it on Tuesday  Twinkle twinkle
crafty cardmakers  Christmas
cutie pie Stars and or snowflakes
dream valley  Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Robins

Hi there, we have a new release show for you at All Dressed Up FaceBook page
I have used Christmas Robins that you can get Here
There is another three to choose from, I coloured them with copics and sparkle pens,
the paper was a freebie from Making Cards magazine.

Pentel hybrid Black/Red and Gold
I would like to enter this in the following;
crafty cardmakers.  Animals ( do Robins count?)
Pammies inky pinkies Anything goes
crazy challenge.Christmas is coming
Come and get it  Christmas

Hugs Debra

Friday, 1 December 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

Hiya, I can't believe we are actually in December, just where has this year gone?
This is the last Facebook Challenge in 2017 and the theme is 
I have used Merry and bright the text stamp was a freebie from Making Cards Magazine
in the corner I have used one of the Tim Holtz corner dies, the glitter paper is from B&M and I love it
no shred and cuts a dream. Gems from my Stash

Coloured with copics
I would like to enter this in the following;
4 crafty chicks. Anything goes
aud sentiments Christmas + sentiment
CRAFT  Christmas Present
craft rocket Christmas is coming
Crimbo crackers. Anything goes
creative inspirations. Sparkle
Christmas at sweet stampin Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Christmas Sprites from Aurora Wings

Hi there, how excited am I , we have three new Sprites to showcase for you today from Aurora wings
Firstly we have Sugar Plum Sprite , isn't she the cutest, perfect for the little dancer in your life, papers are Maja Designs, chipboard snowflake and pearls from stash, liquid pearls, tree die from Joy, stamp from Making cards magazine.

I coloured with copics,
 Here is Snowflake Sprite I had to do her in cool colours, I won a triangle die from Swedish house crafts birthday celebrations, so I had a little play at cutting out a star with it, quite pleased with the effect. The purple metallic card was embossed with snow and behind it I placed silver acetate snowflakes.

Coloured with copics'
Last but not least is Hot Cocoa Sprite so snuggly with a mug of cocoa, 
coloured with copics.
RV52, R11

You can see what my teamies made at the showcase blog

AW Etsy Links

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas Party

Evening, how would you like to go to a Christmas party with this likely lot,
they look like they've started carol singing already, such a fun stamp.
This is two of my new stamps from Swedish house crafts
the party animals are Gummiapan Lucia Christmas carol which i masked and then stamped
with Gummiapan tree art wavy, I coloured with copics and then with a sparkle pen to make them shimmer and shine, the trees have gold pearls stuck on to make them look like decorations, there's a bit of glitter snow across the bottom, the glitter card is from B&M and one of the best I have ever used, there is no shed from it at all and very cheap.

I would like to enter this in the following;
2 crafty critter crazies. must have a critter on it
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
a perfect time to craft.  Anything goes
card mania  Anything goes
crafty girlz Anything goes + Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Anything Christmas
Scribbles designs  A Treemendous time of year
sweet stampers  Christmas
 Hugs Debra

Thursday, 9 November 2017

New Releases at Aurora Wings

Hi there we have three new releases for you this month two versions of the Queen Moth 
and the lovely Orchidia II 

B63  G82
V000,   YR21
Papers, lace and flowers are from craftbox
Gems from my stash.

Papers are from PaperMania, ribbon from stash Gems of Ebay
You can get them here

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New Release at ADU

How cute is this little guy? this is just one of the new releases at All dressed up stamps
This one is called Boys Christmas stocking 

I coloured him with copics, used Maja Designs papers, added a few wooden stars and a bit of glitter on his hat and stocking. The HO HO HO stamp was free with this months Making cards magazine.
I'd like to enter this in the following;
card mania  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything goes opt extra
Crafting from the heart  Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
corrosive challenge  Anything goes
crafty friends Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas

Hugs Debra

Monday, 6 November 2017

Clean And Simple Christmas

Hi there I thought I would share my clean and simple Christmas card,
It's using an Inkylicious stencil and stamp.
I used brilliance white and blue ink pads and the cottage was stamped using Stazon
A sprinkling of glitter, ribbon bow and a few gems. Jobs a good un.  

I'd like to enter this in the following;
Crafty Hazelnuts  Christmas
Allsorts  Blue and Brown
crafty friends Christmas
heARTful stamping  Anything goes plus stamp
Christmas card  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 5 November 2017

There's only one Father Christmas

Hi there, hope you've all had a great Bonfire night, I must say I'm pleased it's over.
Not much fun when your pets are nervous of load noises.
I decided to take my dog a walk at lunch time so he would be more relaxed, I just got level with the Church and they let off a screaming rocket not 10 foot from the foot path, making both Mickey my dog and me jump about six foot into the air. GRRRRRR

Anyway I thought I would calm myself down with a bit off stamping, I challenged myself to make a card using just one stamp, and I'm pretty pleased with the out come . 

I used a Gummiapan stamp from Swedish House Crafts called Santa's head they also
have a matching die. I coloured him with copics added a touch of glitter to his hat
and printed a sentiment off my printer.

I'd like to enter this in the following;
heartful stamping Anything with a stamp
Stamping sensations 1 layer Christmas with a stamp
crafty friends Christmas
the holly and ivy  Christmas
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Christmas Penguin

Hi there, it's time for a new challenge on the Facebook PAGE
The theme for this month is 
with Christmas just around the corner it's a perfect theme for those cards.
I chose Christmas penguin, he is just so sweet.

I coloured him with copics and sparkle pens, but the sparkle isn't showing up very well, in real life it's quite shiny .
R27,24 E17,19
I've added gems on the snowflakes, and a pom pom on his hat.
Would love for you to join us this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
a snowflakes promise  Anything goes
creates and makes  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything with optional theme
digi choosday.  Anything goes
lemon shortbread Anything goes
Retarte 109  Anything goes
The holly and ivy Anything Christmas goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Here is my card i made for my gorgeous Grandson Jenson
who was 1 last week, poor little mite had a chest infection for his party so wasn't
very happy.

Here he is, my little smiler. 
Wow the wind is really picking up here tonight, yet it's not cold.

The stamp is from Woodware Party Giraffe, I coloured it with copics

Papers are First edition Animal Antics
I would like to enter this in the following;
brown sugar Orange, brown and green
creative fingers  Anything goes
Pattie's creations  Shades of Autumn
Southern girls  Animals
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Fins and Pearls

Hiya, we have two wonderful new images from Aurora wings this month,
this one is called Fins & Pearls and you can get it Here in store or At Etsy

I coloured her with copics;
G40, Y21,23,32,
pearl drops in platinum and pale blue,
real pearls and 3D laquer

We also have Queen of the Autumn Forest you can get IN STORE or AT THE ETSY SHOP
there is also a Discount code until Oct22nd, 35% discount.

and thats not all ,if you spend $5 you get a free sprite wine digi,
just read the small print for what qualifies.
I'm entering this in the following;
Artistic inspirations  Anything goes
creates and makes  Anything goes
digi choosday  Anything goes
stamp art papel Anything goes

I have a very full weekend, its our Ruby wedding Anniversary on the 22nd
and its also my Grandson Jensons first birthday party, so my son, his partner and my 
Granddaughter Stephy are coming to stay for the weekend. 
So lots and lots of sloppy cuddles are called for.
Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hi there, I've been playing with some wooden bauble blanks I got,
I also have a few new stamps from Inkylicious 
 For these top two I dry brushed with gesso, stamped using blue stazon 
and then glittered , was really pleased with the effect.
Stamps used Seasons greetings and Winter Cabin

this one I left wood colour, stamped with black stazon and coloured with 
Pentel Hybrid Dual metallic pens and the 
Xmas Whimsey Bauble stamp 
this one i painted with gesso when dry i stamped with stazon and coloured
with sparkle pens.
The stamp is Winter Birds

It made a nice change from Christmas cards, 
I would like to enter them in the following;
Christmas card  Anything goes
glitter n sparkle  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown  clean and simple
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Hair Do

Hi there, it's time for a new release at All dressed up stamps 
this one is called  "Christmas Hair Do"
isn't she just the sweetest little reindeer girl.
Well after hobbling around with my foot ache since April, they seem to think I have a spur
on my heel, only an X Ray will confirm it, and our hospital said they don't do that.
Happy Days. 

Coloured with copics
BoBunny papers, swirly circle die unbranded,bit of twine with a 
snowflake charm tied to it. I doodled around the edges.
I would like to enter this in the following,
Cute card Thursday  Anything goes
creative knockouts.  Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers  Reindeer

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Pink and Pearly

Hi there, it's time for the new All Dressed Up Stamps  challenge on the facebook PAGE
The theme for this month is 
"Pink and pearly"
I have used The night before Christmas for my sample

I used K&Co papers self adhesive 3D snowflakes that i covered in glitter and pearls.
I coloured with copics
 Animals E40,41,42,43,44
 Skin E000,00,01,R11
Bed frame E31,33,35
Pink R81,83,85

It would be lovely if you could join us this month,
I'm entering this in the following;
colour crazy challenge.  Anything goes
simply papercrafts  Anything goes
Winter wonderland  Anything Christmas goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lady Butterfly from Aurora Wings

Hi there, I've had great fun this week playing with the new releases from Aurora wings 
my two projects were using Lady-Butterfly 

This first one I coloured with copics and worked it unto a canvas,
which has structure paste through a stencil, acrylic paint. crackle paste, sprays, Art stones and brusho's. 

This one was coloured in copics, the background is made with Brusho's, I also used 
liquid pearls on the wings.

Here is the second new release, and you can get her HERE

 Mitzi will  be running a gift-with-purchase offer with tomorrow's new releases.This one is called "Autumn Mermaid". and you can get her when you spend $10 USD

To see the lovely work my teamies have done pop over to the Aurora wings showcase blog

crafty creations  Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown.  Fantasy
everybody-art  Colour challenge
worldwide open design team  Anything goes
scrap from your heart  Mixed media
Rhedds creative spirit  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 4 September 2017

Penguin family

Hi there, I have a family of penguins for you today, I love this image from all dressed up stamps and
this one is called  Christmas penguins. I coloured them with copics, 3D laquered the beaks, buttons and feet, glittered the snow, papers are My Mines Eye Mistletoe Magic, that I distressed the edges of a piece of twine and Joy charm finish it off.

I'm entering this in the following;
artistic inspirations Anything goes
crafting from the heart  Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
christmas card challenges  Anything Christmas
pile it on  Feathers or scales
Thank you for looking
and welcome to my new followers
Hugs Debra xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

September challenge

Hi there, can you believe it's September already?, 
the challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook this month is an easy one
nice one yes, here is my square card, I've used A Star is Born 
coloured with copics, first edition Christmas paper pad,flowery ribbon off  Ebay charms from The Hobby House, ribbon from stash.

We would love to see what you create this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
cute card Thursday  So cute
as you like it  Fur ( he is just too cute)
Hanna and Friends  Pastel
Simon says stamp Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
cards und more  Anything goes

Hus Debra

Friday, 25 August 2017

Top Dog

Hiya, just a quick card today, forgot a birthday, this is not uncommon for me at the moment, I have forgotten more birthdays this year than ever before, and I have no excuse because i sit staring at my calendar for most of the day, it's hung on the wall in front of my sewing machine at work.
Still it gave me chance to colour up one of my fave stamp sets, this is one of the Tim Holtz crazy dogs, the paper is HOTP and the letter dies are Xcut.

I'm entering this in the following;
Patties creations  Anything goes
colour crazy craft  Anything goes
simply papercraft  Anything goes
as you like it  Favorite fur or feathers {fur we have a gorgeous border terrier called Mickey}
craft rocket  Animal kingdom
cute card Thursday.  Bright colours

Hugs Debra

Monday, 21 August 2017

You Gnome Christmas is coming.

Hi there, here's another one, are you getting fed up of my Christmas cards yet? Hubby says it's far to early to be blogging my Christmas cards, but as I told him if I left it until December I would be on here two or three times a day to get them all on.
This is one of my favorite stamps from last year, it's a Creative Expressions set called "Make Gnome Mistake". 

I coloured the background with a Brilliance trio ink pad, the clouds were made with a die cut I cut out of scrap card, I then used this as a stencil.
Copics used
I also added a bit of glitter and sparkle pen, don't think it needs much else.
I'm entering this in the following;
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
AAA cards.  Masking
fashionable stamping  Use your inks anyway you like
heartful stamping  Anything goes with a stamp
thats crafty  Only cards

Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra