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

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Snowman, Robin and Puss

Hiya, I've had a really productive day today, all my loose stamps are now put away and packaged in a strong clear plastic envelope, feeling very smug with myself, where possible they are labeled with the manufacturer and stamp name, this one is a Stampavie called Snowman designed by Gillian Roberts, I believe I bought it from Hobby House a few years ago now.

I coloured it with copics used glitter and snow flakes, the papers are Snowflake collection from BoBunny the sentiment is from Crafters Companion. Gems and snowflake from my stash.
I'm entering it into the following;
Gem of a challenge  Snow fun
fussy and fancy  Things with wings (OK it is small but there is a bird)
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything Christmas goes
2 crafty critter crazies  Anything with a critter goes
crafty animals Anything goes with an animal

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Naughty or Nice?

Hi there, well i thought I'd post one of my C Word cards, they will probably get a bit more Christmassy later in the year.
This image is from Bugaboo stamps and is called crabby-cat-christmas 
I coloured her with copics, for the background I blended Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Fired Brick distress inks, spritzed with water then used Shabby shutters to stamp the star stamp from Craft Stamper magazine around the edges, I 3D laquered the eyes and bauble, glittered the hat and added a touch of sparkle pen. I'm really enjoying making my own backing papers for a change, and to be fair by the time I've found the one I want it's just as quick, I made my own text blocks. 

I'd like to enter this in the following;
Tuesday throwdown  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything goes opt photo insp
crazy challenge  Inking is fun
sir stampalot  Anything goes as long as you use a stamp
a snowflakes promise  Anything goes
cards und more  one layer cards
show us your pussies  Furry thing goes
the holly and ivy  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 11 August 2017

Peters Doggy Birthday

Hiya, I'd like to share a Birthday card with you today, I've used a Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamp, 
 for the background I mixed Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron distress inks onto card, made a stencil out of my Tim Holtz Die and put the mermaid lagoon through it, stamped some texture stamps randomly around, put some texture paste through my circles stencil, once dry i coloured the paste with a bit of Wild Honey ink. The dog was coloured with a Chameleon pen.

I'm entering this in the following;
Daring cardmakers.  Unnatural
fussy and fancy Fave colour combo, Blue & green
creative artiste mixed media  Anything mixed media
craft rocket Animal Kingdom
addicted to stamps  CAS
stampotique designers challenge  Only Animals
Simon says stamp  For a child

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Hi there, been messy playing again, realized what i did wrong with this heart plaque, I used heavy gesso to prime with and it was just to thick, still you learn by your mistakes and I played about with it learning more stuff along the way.
I got my hubby to cut me a heart shape from ply wood and it's a really good base to work on so will defo be doing that again. Most of the things on the plaque are from my craft box.

I'm entering this in the following;
CRAFT  Anything goes
the crafty addicts.  Anything goes Girly
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
a perfect time to craft   Anything goes
altered eclectics  Anything goes
not just cards  Anything goes
Noor design-uk. Anything goes
thats crafty challenges Anything but a card
Hugs Debra

Monday, 7 August 2017

Busy Little Bee

Well hello there, hope you've all had a good weekend, mine went to plan, which is very unusual for me. I would like to share a new release from All dressed up stamps I got to play with this little cutie 

I coloured her with copics
The papers are really old from K&Co the Bee charm is from The Trinket Parlour, flowers from the Craft box and the text is waste from a Tim Holtz Die.
I would like to enter this in the following;
crazy4challenges  Summer fun
send a smile 4 kids  Anything goes for kids
creative fingers  Anything goes
Patties creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Paint Saint

Hi there, I've had a fairly productive weekend, I bought one of theses brand new paint storage carry shelves from Tando-creative, they are called Paint Saints and you can get them HERE

 I covered mine in white gesso, then a layer of yellow oxide acrylic, the edges were then blended with Burnt sienna acrylic. Once dry I stamped all over with an Inkylicious crackle stamp and seedless preserves Distress Ink, when dry I then stenciled around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Dutch Doobadoo Burlap stencil. 

Now I get to put my paints in, it holds 32 1oz bottles of acrylic, I don't have that many so I shall fill the rest up with other things until I can fill it.
I really enjoyed playing I might do the rest of my storage to match, then again might try different colourways.
I'm entering this in the following;
Sir Stampalot Anything goes
making memories  Anything goes
Thats crafty Anything but a card
through the purple haze  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wedding card, Tim Holtz style

Hi there, my nephew got married last week, so this is the card I made for them.
I coloured an A4 piece of watercolour card with Brusho's, I did a big piece so that I had some left over for the butterflies. The text stamp is by Kaiser craft, the butterflies and corner page dies are both Tim Holtz, I lifted the wings with 3D glue, I was going to put gems on the butterfly bodies but decided it didn't need anything else. 

I'm entering it into the following;
crazy 4 challenges  Bright and cheerful
fairytale  Be loved, Family
vintage journey  Watercolour
colour crazy  Anything goes
craftaholics r us.  Die cuts
crafty gals corner  Celebrate
mod squad  Anything with wings

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Girlz Rule at All Dressed Up Stamps

Hi there, can you believe it's August already? 
We have a new Challenge on our Facebook page HERE and the theme is 
We would love to have you join us this month.

I have used half of  Double the Trouble you can get her HERE
The papers are a freebie from a magazine about 5 years ago, yes I'm still trying to use a bit of my ever growing stash up, the text is the waste from a Tim Holtz die, the charm is from Craft Box and it says "Live your Dream", gems from stash, the dots are a Leonie stamp, I have to tell you I drop'd my pen on my paper just as I'd finished so decided to cover it up rather than colouring it again.
I would like to enter this in the following;
 brown sugar  Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
polkadoodle  Anything goes
cards und more Dots, dots, dots (dots are stamped)
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
cutie pie Cute & here comme the girls
Hugs Debra