Sunday, 28 February 2010


WHOOP WHOOP!!...i can finally share my news... i'm honoured,amazed and excited to announce that i've been asked to join the fabulous Totally Gorjuss DT Girls as part of their GDT for the next THREE!!! months whoo say i'm a little giddy would be an can't wait to play!! :-)...also watch this space as April is my blogversary and ive already started collecting some "Gorjuss" ;-) candy.... Debs x x

Totally for mum......

..and for my next trick...ta da..this is my entry for Totally Gorjuss - for mum... and Totally Paper Crafts ..fab sketch, oh and Allsorts - Mothers Day..and Cute Card Thursday -Ribbon ( a lot or a little)..ive used those delish new K&Co papers again..and i think the image is a motivet digi... found a freebie ages ago and forgot to post it and found it in a file when i was looking for something else....ive coloured with promarkers and the flowers are from my stash...

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails......

When i saw the preview of this new Diane Duda Digi image from Funky Kits i knew i just had to have him!! you know i'm not one for boys cards usually but i really enjoyed making this...ive used my basic grey papers that ive had forever but have been very neglected...ive coloured with promarkers..buttons and ribbon are from my stash and ive also added glossy accent to his little friends...and again ive managed to combine a few challenges listed below...i'll be back shortly with my "news"..EEEEK!!...Debs x
Friday Sketchers - fab sketch which i have rotated
Quixotic Challenges - One for the boys
Stamp Something - Recipe..DP, Button(s), Ribbon..(any amounts)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Stitching real or faux..ive added hand drawn stitching around the main green panel

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Shabby Sugar...

Hi Guys... hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend... i'm in a very excitable mood..but cant share yet ;-) i thought i'd share my entry to this week's challenge over at The Sugar Bowl ..thers a fab sketch to follow by Kathy and the please include option is "shabby chic"...part of the sketch is circular but rather than cutting one out ive used my flowers and pearls (hope thats ok)...also the photo's a little bright..probably the flash with it being so dull and dreary here..but i think you get the gist...thanks for stopping by...Debs

Papers - K&Co -"roam"..delish or what??
Image - Gorjuss Girl - "foxy"
Sentiment - pollycraft digi
Flowers - Stash
Pearls -PM
Coloured with promarkers

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

DT Call OUT -By The Cute and Girly is looking for some new design team members!!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that they are looking for new DT members over at By The Cute And Girly ... they cater for any type of craft so dont just think cards...My first passion is x-stitch so i thought i'd share my last project with you..i'm doing an oriental lady to match him at the moment..good luck everybody..Debs x x

MDUC - easel card

Do you ever have those days when what's in your head isn't what ends up on your card???....i'm not sure i like this card..i like the image..i like the papers and the layout but somehow it isnt how i pictured it?...but we have to share the bad with the good ..right??...i'll list below all the challenges im entering..but i think i might need to lie down or have a coffee and try to work out where i put that missing mojo!!!...Debs x

Magnolia Down under - Easle Card
Papertake Weekly Challenge - fab sketch
Passion for ProMarkers - colour challenge - tulip yellow & baby pink + include stitching
Sophisticat Challenge - Embossing (cuttlebug folder)
Instyle - Flowers

papers - K&C0 and PM
image - magnolia
ribbon,flowers etc - stash
coloured with ProMarkers

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Little Dotty .....

Just a quickie before bedtime... i was lucky enough to win last weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky ..which was a $10 voucher for Fresh Brewed Designs..they are digi images created by a lovely lady called Heather and you can check out her blogpage with a link to her online store HERE ...i'm entering it into a couple of challenges... Sketch and Stash where they have a fab sketch to follow and also the challenge over at Totally Paper Crafts where the theme is "Lots of Spots"..think ive covered that one!! ive used my new ladybug image..kanban card and neglected CC papers..ribbon and flowers are from my stash and the little swirly bit is an Anita's glitteration sticker..ive coloured with promarkers and added a little glossy accent for dimension to the spots, feet and necklace..and some wobbly eyes...thanks again for your lovely comments...debs x x

A pirates life for me.....

Ahoy there me hearty's!!...well im sad to say its my final week as GDT over at I ♥ ProMarkers but what a fab time ive had !!...this week was a real challenge as we had to use two images...but i think i pulled it off...we have a fab sketch to follow and you must include stitching (real or faux)...i'm also entering it in a few other challenges listed below...the images are a digi set from pollycraft...everything else is from my stash and of course ive coloured with promarkers...thanks for stopping by...Debs x x
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Double Up
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania (charm)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Childish
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Dazzle Us (charm)

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl - Sweet & Sassy....

Good evening all...well the birthday celebrations are finally over...and with everything else back to normal..i'm now left with a little "me time"...a very rare this card was just for fun..and one to top up my emergency birthday box...ive followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl ..they also want you to include..3 flowers, 2 brads(mine are flower shaped) and 1 button...which i have used as my flower centres... the image is called sweet & sassy by sugar nellie at funky kits..and her first card outing...ive given her flowers a little added dimension with some glossy accent... ive also used my fab PM capsule papers aqua and heather...hope you likey..thanks for stopping by...Debs x x x

Sunday, 21 February 2010

LOTV challenge...and more.....

Morning...well can you believe it...more snow here today!!...still the dog's enjoying it :-) ... just a quick post again today..Guy's & Dolls is finally finished..(Bugsy Malone next!)...but it's Milly's 7th bithday tomorrow so i need to make her a card...for this card i had mothers day in mind but i havent added a sentiment in case i change it( as i often do).. i've used the sketch over at LOTV but ive also managed to tie it into some other challenges (listed below) ...ive used my LOTV fairy stamp again..i really do love her...and some new FF & PM capsule papers which i have distressed a little...the ribbon and bow are also PM... buttons and flowers are from my per ive coloured with promarkers...have a fabby weekend...Debs x x x


LOTV - sketch
Passion for ProMarkers - any colours + buttons & bows
Papertake weekly challenge - check it out (FF papers)
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Distressing
Pile it On - Flowers
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Mothers Day
Quixotic Challenge - something for mum

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Instyle free digi image

Just a quickie to let you know that over at Instyle Stamps Blog they are giving away one of these new never before seen fab digi images...all you have to do is post about the give away on your blog and link your comment back to their post with wether you would like Miko or pop on over...Debs x x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers GDT card challenge 2# - spring

HELLOOO!! :-))..firstly Guys & Dolls was fantastic last night..Casey looked VERY serious...just another 5 shows to go then normality will resume..well as normal as anything is in our house (what with Casey's band practice twice a week and hubby giggin too!!) this is my second week as GDT over at I ♥ ProMarkers and boy am i having fun..ill need tissues next week after my final card....this week they have a fantastic sketch with a spring theme..ive used my new LOTV stamp...and my MME papers... and of course coloured with promarkers..thanks again for stopping by and all your lovely comments...Debs x x


Hi all..just a quickie from me today!!..Casey has been rehearsing for Guys & Dolls for two weeks and its his first show tonight so were off to watch him..but not before we toss a few pancakes!!..but its also my Dads birthday today (it was mums last week..Milly's next week and MIL's on the 28th) i thought i'd share the card i made him and enter it into a few of challenges..the first is Charisma Cardz Challenge where they want you to "think male"... the second is The Pink Elephant where they want you to include ribbon on your card...and finally Allsorts - 321 - you decide...(3 buttons, 2 papers, 1 image) right then off to organise pancakes..have a fabby evening...Debs x x

image from a swap think its PB
Papers are K&Co
Ribbon & buttons from stash
Coloured with promarkers

Thursday, 11 February 2010

PFP meets Fab 'n' Funky

Good evening...well we actually had some sunshine today (not that i saw much of it because i was working!!)...but still it made a change from the snow.....for this card i followed last weeks sketch at MAWTT but forgot to post it..Doh...but..i'm still in time for the other 2 challenges which i made it for...the first one is Passion For ProMarkers where this week there is a colour challenge of Agean, Sky blue and Cool Aqua..(i have sneaked a little lilac in too)...and the second is Fab 'n' Funky where the theme is shabby ive distressed my PM papers again ...ive also added some opal dust to the feather boa then gone over again with my glossy accent..ive also glossed up her bag and the beads..the image is Dressing-up Maggie by Sugar Nellie..and its her first outing....i think she's dressed to impress for the lovely comments you leave...Debs x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


I have received this award from my fabby friend.. Clare i will (at some point) work out how to add it to my sidebar..sure its not rocket science...

Here are the rules of the award. I have to :

1) Copy and Paste the award on my blog. {tick}
2) List who gave you the award and link to her blog. {tick}
3) List 10 things that make you happy,in no particular order. {tick}

1)my family
2)my friends (special shoutout to Kaylou)
3)card making
4)cross stitching
5)my job (i love the fact that i help so many people!! :-)..)
6)sunday mornings in bed (doesnt happen all that often!)
8)Milly Moments (my nearly 7 year old daughter who comes out with the funniest comments- i may write a book one day - eg...when she was ill..."mummy am i going to die?"..."no Milly..and who do you know who's died?"....after much deliberation.."Henry The Eighth"..lmao...(i did point out it wouldnt have been of the common cold either!)
9)my mental dog Archie
10)when things "fall" into my shopping

4) Pass the award onto 5 other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know! {tick!}

Now for the hard bit!!..5 people...mmm..well everyone always leaves me lovely comments..but i'm going to choose the following...


I Love Promarkers GDT card 1#

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.......well it seems an age won a challenge over at I Love Promarkers ..which means because of their new look weekly challenges i get to be Guest Designer for the next THREE weeks!!!...EEEEEKKKK!!! excited have i been!!'s a real dream come true :-) .... so below is their fabby sketch and this week there's also a colour theme of pink and brown....ive used another gorgeous stamp from my C.C.Designs Spring Kit..isn't she just adorable...ive also added a little opal dust to her wings then gone over with some glossy accent too...iv'e resized the sketch as im addicted to square cards..why not pop over and check out the fabulous DT's cards....and join in the fun...Debs x

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Clearly in love..... it finally happened...i have given in and made a valentines card...but not the conventional i'm sure i can (& will) fit this into quite a few challenges..which i will list below ...but one of the challenges was monochrome..white & one other but i thought i'd try and make something a little old fashioned and stuck with grey...the background paper was plain but i have stamped over it with a couple of clear PB stamps called clearly in love...the sentiment is from the same set....ive also distressed again as i thought this would continue the "old" theme...its the first time ive tried the whole mono thing so would really appreciate any comments..and if you like what you see why not become a follower and i'll pop over & say hi!!...thanks for looking....Debs x x

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - pins & pearls (and PB stamped background & sentiment)
The Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - monochrome
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
Stampin' For The Weekend - Valentines
Pile it on - To The One You Love
Charisma Cardz Challenge - I Love You
Fussy and Fancy - Hearts
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Love Actually
Creative Craft Challenge - Roses are Red (or in my case
Lili Of The Valley - Valentines

thought i'd take a B&W piccy too..think it shows more contrast...

papers - Laura Ashley
Image - Magnolia
Sentiment & background - PB
Ribbon, charm, pearls & pin - from stash


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