Thursday, 20 July 2017

My Best Friend

Hello, I thought I'd share a card I made for my great niece, Wow that makes me feel ancient, 
I've used one of my All dressed up stamps this one is called My best friend
I have just got some Chameleon pens,and I've been trying to get used to them.
The round corner stitched die was a cheapy of ebay, not a named one, a DieSire 6, some paper straws from Home Bargins paper and ribbon from my stash.
I'm entering this in the following;
Craft rocket  Anything goes
cute card Thursday.  Summer colours
moving along with the times.  An age as the focal point
Digi choosday.  Anything goes
Creative inspirations  Anything goes
fab n funky Use a pattern paper
crafty creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 17 July 2017

Nautical Cigar Box

Hi there, I was given a few cigar boxes the other day, I never turn anything away I could up-cycle, 
so this is what I ended up with.

 Firstly i glued scrunched up tissue paper to the sides using PVA glue
  Glued on a few chipboard circles to the sides, a wheel charm to the front, I also changed the lock for a more suitable one,

The anchor is a wooden one and around the edges I cut out a corner die from Amy Design (Vintage Vehicles)
Then I covered everything with black gesso. 
Once dry I dry brushed with Finnabair patina effect paste.
I must say I really enjoyed playing with this box, and it feels good to have saved something from the rubbish and turned it into something beautiful, (well I think it is anyway).
I'm entering this in the following;
Simon says stamp  Get in shape
mixed media world Use natural materials
we love 2 create  Anything mixed media
more mixed media  Anything goes optional pastel
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hello Flower

Hi there, a bit of fun tonight, a card for any occasion, who was it that had "Hello flower" as there catch phrase? I cant remember.
This card was made using three flower stamps from Bloobel stamps we have Arthur asterCarey-carnation and Clarissa there are loads more to choose from all equally gorgeous.

I coloured them with my copics the sky is stormy clouds distress ink, the wall I made using Texture paste and a Dutch doobadoo stencil (A5 Bricks) which I coloured with a variety of distress inks, the text I made myself with some really old alphabet stamps, the eyes and teeth are enhanced with 3D laquer.
I'm entering this in the following;
craft rocket  Anything goes
stamps and stencils Colour texture shape
crafty creations  Anything goes
daring cardmakers. If you go down to the woods
crafty calendar  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Flower Moon and Coffee Sprite

Hiya it's new release time at Aurora wings and we have two for you, this little beauty is called 
"Flower Moon" and you can get her HERE  and HERE

I've used Black Forest Delish paper, tags from Stamperia Lilac flowers, Resin frame, snip art and flowers from Craft Box, butterfly and cheesecloth from my stash, there's a few dots of paper pearls on there as well.
I've used copics to colour
BV20, B63 

The second release is "Coffee Sprite" and you can get her HERE and HERE

I coloured her with copics, used some pink gingham out my bit box and Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers, some old lace and flowers, I made the text boxes with some alphabet stamps, a few pearls in the corners. I used to really love strong black coffee but a few years back I suddenly couldn't stomach it anymore, I still love the smell just not the taste, I've switched to strong black tea now.
C02,03, R81
If you pop over to the Aurora wings you can find all my teamies works of art.
crafty creations  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
paper minutes  Women/woman
Through the craftroom door  Anything goes
a bit more time to craft  Anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Monday, 10 July 2017

Blue Christmas

Hi there, I've been working on a couple of cards over the weekend , thought I would share them with you, I've really taken to a bit of mixed media again at the moment, 
I painted my card with deep blue acrylic, once dry i used some crackle paste and dusted it with some distress ink. I then distressed the edges with my scissors. The topper is a stamp from years ago I bought it from The Stamp Man. Embossed with versamark and silver detail powder I then coloured it with Brusho's, once dry i filled the poinsettia flower with 3D Laquer, the stars are Tando's Creative that I gessoed and covered with glitter, ribbon from my stash and the Peace die is a Tim Holtz.

I'm really enjoying myself at the moment, my next card is still drying so i may pop it on tomorrow, 
I'm entering this in the following;
simon says stamp  Distress it
my time to craft Christmas in July
a vintage journey  All squared up
creative artiste mixed media  Anything mixed media
really reasonable ribbon Anything with ribbon

Hugs Debra

Friday, 7 July 2017

Holiday Girl, New Release from All Dressed Up Stamps

Hiya, it's time for the July new release at All dressed up stamps and I got to work with 
There are some gorgeous new images this month , so if you haven't been to the shop for a while it is well worth a view.

I coloured her with copics used Maja Design Life by the Sea papers, and a little wooden boat I found in my bit box, I distressed the edges and used Vintage linen distress ink on the image.
I'm entering this in the following;
creative knockouts. Summer fun
crafting by designs  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Facebook Challenge for All Dressed Up

Hi there, it's time for the new challenge on the All Dressed Up Facebook page. 
The theme for the month of July is
"Stars and Stripes"
I have used monsterific I coloured it with copics used Hampton Art Ki Celebrate paper pad
Hello die and stitched circle dies.


It would be great to see you play along with us this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
brown sugar  Anything goes
colour crazy  Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
4 crafty chicks  Anything goes
through the purple haze Spots and Stripes
A Gem of a challenge  Summer colours
crafty calendar  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Hiya, I've been having a bit of a play this week, as well as cleaning my copics, I've only done the C, E and YR and I'm in such a mess, my fingers are a lovely shade of mahogany, lol
might tackle the reds tomorrow.
Any how, here is a crazy unicorn from  Bloobel stamps and its called quirky-unicorn.

I coloured it with copics, the background is a hessian effect stencil and pink distress ink with the top of my water bottle and citrus crush ink for the circles 
C03,05,07, and assorted colours.
I would like to enter this into the following;
cute card Thursday Anything goes
4 crafty chicks  Crazy egg/ anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
stampotique designers Use a stencil
creates and makes  Anything goes & create a sentiment

Hugs Debra x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Super Dad

OK this is my last Father's Day card for this year.
It is actually the one I made MY DAD, thats because he is my HERO
He looks nothing like this, well from the eyes down ha ha, 
I've used a Bloobel stamp called wonder moustache. Coloured with copics 
and Hampton Art Ki Celebrate paper pad. Crafter's companion letter dies.

I would like to enter this in the following;
crafty calendar  Boys will be boys
crafting when we can  Use an image
lil patch of crafty friends  Anything goes
Connie can crop.  It's a guy thing
Crafty awesomeness  Anything goes
crafty girlz Anything masculine
love to scrap  Boyz rule

Hope you have a great week
Hugs Debra

Monday, 19 June 2017

Tea Belly

Hiya, yes I'm still posting Father's Day cards, not many left I promise,
I love this Doctor-digi image called Weekend Walter 
those big furry slippers make me chuckle 
I coloured him with copics, paper out my scrap box again, but I must admit it has probably been there a fair few years.

I would like to enter it in the following;
Come and get it Fathers Day
glitter n sparkle  Father's Day
crafty girlz AG + Masculine
crafty purple frog Make it Manly

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Father's Day for Fishermen

Hiya, another Father's Day card from me, this one is using a fun image from Bloobel Stamps called 
big-fish, I coloured with my copics, and I'm not sure of the paper as I pulled it out of my scrap box, I really must try and use some of it , it's starting to overflow again.

I'm entering this in the following;
crafty calendar challenge Boys will be boys
crafting-with-friends. Anything goes
Patties creations For the boys
simply papercrafts Anything goes
craft rocket For the men/boys
creative knockouts. Anything goes
cards in envy Your the man

Hugs Debra

Friday, 9 June 2017

3K Celebration at Aurora Wings

Hi there, are you ready to PARTY if so then we have a full weekend for you Aurora Wings.
We are celebrating over three thousand members, how fantastic is that. 
Mitzi has worked her socks off to bring your new releases, freebies and competitions  galore, you won't be disappointed. Just pop over to the Facebook. page to play

I have used Wings and Petals, that I coloured with copics, K&Co papers Rebecca Seddon Fly high stamp, and some die cut butterflies.
I'm entering this in ;
Jo's scrap shack Anything goes
polkadoodles Anything goes
animal friends with wings (butterflies)
classic design team challenge  Anything goes
digi stamps 4 joy Anything goes + butterfly

I just loved the Pussy Willow sprite, I coloured her with copics used Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers , snipart smile,
and used a Joy mushroom die cut.
I'm entering this in;
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
Jo's scrap shack Anything goes
polkadoodles.  Anything goes
2 cute ink.  Anything goes
Noor design-uk Summer

If you pop over to Aurora wings showcase blog you can see what my teamies have done.

Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Hair Do

Hi there, we have a wonderful new release from All dressed up stamps 
I have used new hair do love this new image.

I coloured her with copics
Papers are Graphic 45 Die-namics Thanks die.
I'm entering this in the following;
card mania Buttons and or Bows
incy wincy designs Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
Hus Debra x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Luka on his tractor

Hi there I was commissioned to make a card for a little boy that loves tractors, so I decided to use
Luka-on-Tractor-Digi-Stamp from la-la land crafts isn't he just the cutest.
The background is made up of a few dies out my collection. I coloured Luka with copics. 

I'm entering this in the following;
Come and get it  Anything goes
pink gem For the boys/men
crafty calendar Boys will be boys
my time to craft Down on the farm
Connie can crop It's a guy thing
cute as a button For the boys

Hugs Debra x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

ADU FaceBook challenge

Hiya, well it's June already and that means a new facebook challenge at All Dressed UP and the theme this month , if you haven't already guessed is
I chose my fave copic colour scheme YG

I have used Dino he is just so cute.
the papers were free with Making Cards magazine
We would love to see your creations this month, just go to the pinned section on the ADU page.
I'm entering this in the following;
everybody-art  Anything goes
cardz 4 guyz Fave colour combo
digi choosday Anything goes
Through the craft room door Anything goes
artistic inspirations Anything goes
cards in envy Fave colour combo

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mother's Day

I've been doing a bit of housekeeping on my computer ( definitely not my house) and I found a card I forgot to blog for Mother's Day.
The stamps were a freebie of a magazine, I used first edition papers, bird cage charm, pearls and flowers from my stash, I coloured the image with copics. 

I would like to enter it into the following;
crafty calendar Flowers
craft for the craic Anything goes
fussy and fancy Pink, pearls and posie
qkr stampede. Things with wings

Hugs Debra x

Tim Holtz Father's Day

Hiya, well I actually got started with my Father's Day cards, I thought I would share this one with you. I've gone all Tim Holtz, I bought a set of three of Tim's dies so I cut one out to try as you do and thought Wow that makes a great stencil, so the paper is a cheapy from The Works, but the quality is totally amazing so thick, and I stenciled with a bit of Black Soot distress ink.

I coloured with copics
W03,05,07 R95
C03, 05
the eyes and teeth are 3D lacquered,
hope you have all had a productive weekend, I had to work until 4 yesterday
then this morning I had a ride out to see Mum and Dad, and a play this after, 
so a really nice day.
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty animals  Anything goes
colour crazy challenge Anything goes
crafting with an attitude  Anything goes
pile it on Animal and/or Spring garden
Hugs Debra

Monday, 15 May 2017

GDT at Aurora Wings

Hi there, I feel honored to be a guest designer for this months challenge at Aurora wings challenge
And the theme is " My Secret Garden" 
What better image than a Pansy-Sprite 
The walls of the garden were made using structure past and a Dd stencil, once dry i coloured it with distress inks, the wrought iron gates are a die from Crafter's Companion called grand-entrance ,I cut it from black card and then highlighted areas using Peablo silver gilding wax,  the flower paper behind my Sprite is from Graphic 45 called Mon Amour collection

I coloured her with copics
I would like to enter into the following;
crafty calendar  Flowers
simply create too. Use a Digi
cardz 4 galz Add texture (structure paste)
craft rocket  Fantasy

It would be great if you could join us at the challenge
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Dies and an Old favorite

Hi there, well I should be making my Fathers Day cards for the shop, but I'm playing instead.
I bought a few new dies at the weekend and I've used the Memory box Splashing Puddles and
 Die-namics Hello, the stamp is a really old one from Whimsy Animals called Frog.
He has got the cutest little face, I've been trying to organize my stamps and I had forgotten all 
about this one, I also found the Turtle and Duck so you may see those soon. 

I coloured him with copics

I would love to enter this in the following challenges
cute card Thursday  Punches/Dies
2 crafty critter crazies.  Anything goes
crafty animals.  Anything goes
lets create challenges. Make your own background
naughty or nice Share a smile

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Strawberry Patch, new release

Hiya, I hope your all well, I'm hopefully on route home, I went to the Newark sincerely yours craft fair today, I might have a bag or two of crafty goodies as well, i best sneak them in through the back door as Hubby says if I take much more upstairs he will have to reinforce the floor.
At least the new images from All dressed up stamps don't weigh anything. lol,
I'm using Strawberry Patch, such a cutie.

I coloured her with copics
I would like to enter this into the following;
Cute card Thursday Anything goes
crafty creations Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 1 May 2017

A World in Bloom ADU facebook challenge

Hi there, yep it's that time of the month again, how fast has this month gone, we had some awesome entries into last months challenge, and I think this month is going to be huge. The theme is;
🎕"A World in Bloom"🎕

I've used Pretty-bonnet isn't she sweet.
I coloured her with copics
The Doily and snip art frame are from Craft box
Papers are first edition Spring fever , assorted flower and butterfly dies, glitter card and gems from my ever growing stash, (I was sat wondering the other day if it will ever go down at all, then the post man came so I guess not in the near future.)
Just pop over tour All Dressed Up facebook page to enter.
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty friends Anything goes
Di's digi designs Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
polkadoodle Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Flora 2 from Aurora Wings

Hiya, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, we are having the whole week off, to continue with the bathroom fiasco. We now have a floor, shower and toilet, YAY, such bliss I have never taken so long to have a shower before. so once the radiator and basin are in place we can decorate and put some floor covering down.
Mitzi has produced yet another master piece, we have  Flora-2      and you can get her from     Here     
You can see all my teamies works of art at Aurora wings showcase

I coloured her with copics
Lilac glitter, Nitwit papers, Pearl scrolls from creative expressions, ribbon flowers from Mia and strip pearls from The Hobby House
I'm entering this in the following;
crafty creations Anything goes
crafty gals corner Embellish it
Creative moments Anything goes/Spring
Simon says stamp Showers or flowers
Stampavie Spring
creates and makes Anything goes/Spring
digi choosday Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Daz's Birthday

Hi there, I thought I would share my sons Birthday card, Daz is at University studying Science, so I have chosen mad-scientist-tobie from Some odd girl and also Indigoblu chemistry-lab 
It was a real fun card to make just like Daz. 

I coloured with copics
Y18,YR64, V17 B02 
his glasses and vials were also 3D laquered
I would like to enter this in the following;
crafting from the heart Anything goes
dragonfly dreams Anything goes
dragonfly journeys Hip to be square
colour crazy Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Friday, 7 April 2017

Spring Walks from All Dressed Up Stamps

It's time for a new release over at All dressed up stamps, and I got to use the wonderful
such a lovely image, makes you feel like going for a walk yourself.

I coloured with copics

The papers are by First Edition Fly Away
The stamp edge effect die is from China,the birds are from Impression Obsession Sea Birds, and the clouds are also from  Impression Obsession and called Clouds, I had these card blanks given to me they are about six and three quarter inches, a great size I think I might cut my 7" down a bit.
I'm entering this into the following:
colouring in scrapland Girl Things
color-inspiration-monday Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
dream valley challenges   4 legged friends
creates and makes Anything goes (Springtime)
Hugs Debra x

Veil of Petals

Hiya, I hope your having a better week than me, we decided to revamp our bathroom, take out the bath and have a stand alone shower, what a mistake, when we took the tiles of the plaster came of with them, we lifted the vinyl floor and the floorboards were rotten so we have no floor, so as I sit here I have no bath or shower no sink and no toilet, the plumber informed me he will be back on Saturday to get the sink plumbed in. At least my Dad had an old chemical loo he used for camping that we could borrow, never again will i suggest renovating, lol.
Still at least I had a lovely new image from Aurora wings to play with, this one is called
Veil-of-Petals  isn't she just gorgeous.

I have coloured her with copics, used perfect pearls, papers are DCWV, some old paper flowers from my stash that matched perfectly, center jewels from The craft box and the gold leaves I've had for years I believe they are from Artos

I would like to enter this in the following;
Artistic inspirations Anything goes
cards in envy Flowers and Fantasy
crafty cardmakers Spring into Spring
addicted to stamps Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Tra La La April Challenge

Hi there, where did March go? I can't believe we are on the April Facebook challenge,
if you pop to this All Dressed Up page and click on pinned posts you can join in.
The theme for April is "Feature A Creature" 
As you can see I'm still trying to catch up with my Christmas Cards this is number 11

You can get this image from the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop
I coloured it with copics used MME and Dovecraft papers and a few gems from my stash.
I do hope you will come and join us. 

I'm entering this in the following;
a snowflakes promise Anything goes
fairytale-challenge Cards with Animals
seasons greetings Anything goes
the holly and ivy Anything goes
Christmas with the cuties Must be Red and Green
Gem of a challenge Furry Friends
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything goes
just-add-ink Just add critters
Hugs Debra x

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lady Blossom from Aurora Wings

Hiya, we have another two new releases for you today,
 I have coloured up Lady-Blossom she is so gorgeous, and I decided to turn her into my
Mother's Day card, I just know she will love it.

I coloured her with copics;
Y23, B91,93,95
Gold Liquid Pearls
the paper is from the Works, only £3 for 12x12 pad and the paper is so thick, great quality,
the stamp is from Me to You
The frame is from Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range
The flowers are from The craft box and my stash

The other new release is Spring-Sprite I just didn't get time to colour this one up,
she would make a great Easter card with her Bunny ears.

I'm entering this in the following;
Aud sentiments Any sentiment except Birthday
craft rocket Make it feminine
crafty-girls-creations Anything goes
Creative knockouts Spring is on the way
cute card Thursday Spring fever

Thank you for looking
Hugs Debra

Friday, 17 March 2017

Week 10 Christmas cards

Hi there, well I'm on week 10 , so only one week behind at the moment, will have to try and play catch up. I'm so pleased I joined this group, who would have thought I would have 10 Christmas cards made already for this year.

This is a really old image from Sweet Pea Stamps I believe, I coloured it with copics and sparkle pens, with a bit of glitter on the snowflakes, the back ground is a piece of paper and I stamped snowflakes around the edges (free Stamp) using flutterglue and then rubbed silver leaf into it, the die is by Amy Designs and called Ice Crystal, I must  say it is one of my favorite dies, I cut it in black then rubbed a bit of silver gilding wax around the edges, I finished it off with some aurora crystals,
the eyes were 3d laquered.

I'm entering this in the following;
Christmas card challenges Photo inspiration
12 months of christmas Christmas Angels
alphabet challenge Anything with wings
crafting-with-friends Anything goes
jingle belles rock Bling on the Holidays
aloha Friday Things with things
Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra

Friday, 10 March 2017

Crimson Blossom from Aurora Wings

Hiya, don't faint but two posts this week, both with new releases.
This one is by Aurora wings and called Crimson Blossom.

Coloured with copics 
the background is made up of Brusho's gold ink and an embossing folder
with a few red gems from my stash.
The other is called Dark Angel, I haven't had chance to play with this one yet, but I will.
She is gorgeous

If you pop over to the showcase blog you can see all the amazing works of art my teamies have made but none of them would be possible without the amazing Art work from Mitzi, her drawings are totally out of this world, please go to her website and see her art HERE

I'm entering this in the following;
Artistic inspirations Anything goes
my creative scoop Anything goes
get creative Use Red plus one other colour
Simon says stamp Monday Create your own background
Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New release from All Dressed Up Stamps

Hi there,
we have some new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps
I am showcasing this beautiful image called Feeling spoilt 

I coloured her with copics
The dress is paper pieced using the same paper as the flowers,
Papers are from first edition.
Sue Wilson Flower dies
Marrianne scroll die
sequins from stash.
What a wonderful image to use on your Mothers Day card.
I'm entering it in the following;
Artistic inspirations Anything goes
cards in envy Keep it simple
crafting from the heart Anything goes
the paper nest dolls Anything goes
dragonfly dreams Girly plus die cut/punch
Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

3,2,1 Challenge at All Dressed Up

Hi there, can you believe it's March already?
Where is this year going?
Well it means it's time for a new challenge at the All Dressed Up Facebook page
you can find it HERE
This month we have a recipe 3 2 1 for you,
thats 3 of something, 2 of something else and 1 of the last thing,
I have used 3 Butterflies, 2 Flowers and 1 Ribbon.

I have used Birthday-butterfly
coloured with copics
Paper, ribbon and gems from stash, Sue Wilson flower die, 

I'm entering this in the following;
Tuesday throwdown Things with wings
crazy challenge We love animals
digi choosday Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 24 February 2017

Two new releases from Aurora Wings

The wait is over.
Aurora wings have not one but two new releases how fantastic is that.
We have this super cute Crocus Sprite

I coloured in copics
Paper from Couture Creations
SnipArt, Flowers and coubachon from craft box
cheesecloth pearls and roses from my stash

The second is Hyacinth Sprite
Coloured with copics
Papers are from K&Co, pearls and flowers from stash.

Please pop over to Aurora wings showcase and see the amazing work my teamies have done

creative inspirations Petals and Pearls
Simon says stamp Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown Favourite Embellies (Pearls and flowers)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Week 7 Christmas card

Hi there, here is week 7 of my Christmas cards, I might do this one again in green I think,
it was quite quick to do.

Coloured with copics, used Debbi Moore papers, glitter, red ribbon layered with white lace, a little wooden tree that I coloured with my copics and a die cut corner.

I'm entering this in the following;
alphabet challenge Y=You choose
fussy and fancy Ribbon and lace
Winter Wonderland Anything goes Tribute challenge
Christmas card challenges Photo inspiration
crafting-with-friends Anything goes

Hugs Debra