Thursday, 27 July 2017

Shabby Christmas

Hi there, I'm feeling a bit Shabby Chic today,
so I've made a Christmas card in my mood.
The papers are from my favorite Christmas paper pack " Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics"
I've distressed the edges of the paper and also the topper which comes with the pack, the stars are cut from some left over crackle card I made for another card, the candy canes are chipboard that i painted, I've used an Amy Design die with Kraft card, I also dry brushed this with white gesso, and there's a piece of cheesecloth under the topper. Some bright spark told me there is only 22 weeks before the C Word so I thought I would get cracking, I don't wont a repeat of last year where I actually had to buy some cards as I had sold mine and didn't have enough. 
I'm entering this in the following;
creative inspirations  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas goes
cardz 4 galz  Christmas or Winter
watercooler challenges  All about Christmas

Hugs Debra

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