Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Fab 'n' Funky..GDT - challenge 88 - go mad with embossing

morning..today i would like to share my first GDT card for Fab 'n' Funky :0)..this weeks challenge is to "go mad with embossing" and we are sponsored by Polka Doodles and Letraset



I've used cuttelbug embossing folders and this sweet LOTV stamp..and kept everything pretty simple...please pop over and check out the rest of the DT's fabby creations :0)...

hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

and here's one i made earlier...

I just realised that i forgot to blog this last week..but it still fit's some challenges and proves i have been busy!!


I'm just loving these first edition papers...coloured with PM's..ribbon and charm from stash :0)..

I'd like to enter the following challenges..

Dream Valley Challenges - Colour Theme (Lemon, Lime and Orange)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Outdoor Fun
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Glitter It (papers)

Just For Fun......

...shhhh..don't tell anyone but inbetween all the wedding and birthday cards i've been making i managed to sneak  out to play in "The Sugar Bowl"...:0)...there's a fabby sketch with the optional theme of "one for the girls"...


i've used a Simply Sassy "Carnival Balloon"..available from Funky Kits...the papers are MME and i've coloured with Promarkers...

i would also like to enter the following challenges
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

thanks for stopping by
Debs x


Passion for Promarkers - Flexible

Morning..time for a rather special challenge at Passion For Promarkers .... As the new Flex Markers are soon to be released the lovely Paul at Letraset has given us an amazing prize for one lucky winner of 2 x 6 packs of Flex Markers ... so this week we decided that our challenge would be ‘flexible’ i.e. “anything goes”. Don’t forget you must use your promarkers, aqua markers, tria markers or even flex markers to be eligible for our prize draw.
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the team were lucky enough to be given some samples to play with...and i for one can't wait for September 5th when they are available in the Letraset Store..
so here's my card...


ive used regular PM's for her hair and skin and flex for her dress.... they blend very easily although the flex are a little "juicier"...the image is by some odd girl ..the papers are MME and ribbon is from my stash..




i would also like to enter the following challenges


Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It (Anything Goes)
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

thanks for stopping by :0)

hugs Debs x

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Make It Colourful final GDT Card

well it's my month is finally up as guest designer for Make It Colourful.....and i can say it's been so much fun and extremely challenging...who would have thought a month ago that i would attempt water droplets!!..and this week is no different...another first for me..i'm not totally happy with this but it's all part of the learning experience and i urge you to give it a go...so this week we would like to see you colour "Sunsets & Clouds"...so here's my effort...



This week we sponsored by Tiddly Inks :0)
You could win THREE digi stamps!

 to be honest i'm not sure what gave me the biggest headache..the sky or the sand and sea :0)
everything is coloured with ProMarkers and i've merged two MIC images..."Tropical Beach" and "Hula Girl"


thanks for stopping by

hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Passion for Promarkers - No Patterned Papers..

Morning....we have a new challenge for you over at Passion For Promarkers... Denise has set the theme and has chosen “no patterned papers”....aarrgghhh i hear you cry..well there are plenty of options..embossing..background stamps etc.......here's mine...


the image is Molly Blooms..and it's a little something i coloured at my pal Michelle Cassell's colouring class a few weeks ag....it was a great way to meet up with some other crafty buddies..we did lunch..coffee..then went back to mine for a stamping session..:0)...

Our sponsor this week is whiff of joy stamps and the lucky winner will receive one of their newly released stamps called “which direction”. 
      Whiff of Joy           WOJ - 'which direction' stamp


The rest of the design team have created amazing cards once again this week, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out. 


thanks for stopping by...Debs x

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Make It Colourful GDT Card no 3.....

Morning..it's time for another fabulous challenge over at Make It Colourful :0)..this weeks challenge is to "ground" your image..i've grounded mine by adding a little grass :0)....


this gorgeous image is called "Summer Dreams" and she's available from MIC

i've coloured with ProMarkers and also tried out the new Flex Markers..they blended really well together..they are quite "juicy" but are really easy to use and i can't wait to get the rest :0)

This week Make it Crafty is sponsoring the challenge and they are offering the winner the latest release Urban Street Elements Collection.
and before i go a couple of piccies from a family wedding yesterday when Milly Moo was bridesmaid :0)







thanks for stopping by

hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Passion for Promarkers - A Pirates Life For Me

Mornin' bilge rats...it's time for another challenge at Passion For Promarkers..this week the challenge be "A Pirates Life For Me!!"... Arrrgh!!


well that's enough pirate talk for now .... this is another adorable LOTV image ..coloured with PM's...the papers are SU and the ribbon was from my stash :0)

this week we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique and one lucky winner will receive 6 fabby digi's of their choice :0)


so hop on over to see the rest of the DT's work - or else we may make you walk the plank...Arrrgh!!! ;-)

thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Simple Water Droplet Tutorial...

Hokey Coke so a few people have asked how to do the water droplets...i am by no means an expert and all i am going to do is pass on how my friend Michelle Cassell showed me...except she was much better..but hopefully it will give you a few ideas and encourage you to try something new :0)..I Practised on scrap paper until i felt confident enough to add them to my image...

Step 1

for my metalic flowers i used the following PM's -  Denim Blue, Duck Egg, Grey Green, Tea Green..
i started by colouring an area of scrap with tea green...i then used a white gel pen to create the top part of the droplet (this would be where the light hits it), and then added the bottom with grey green (as this will create the shadow and "ground" your droplet)


Step 2

next i fetched the grey green in a little further to create more of the shadow


Step 3

i then added duck egg this time fetching it further into the droplet and also to the outside to help give more definition...


Step 4

i then repeated this with denim blue again fetching in a little further and again a little more on the outside of the droplet


Step 5

i then repeated the process with tea green



Step 6

i went over the droplet with the white gel pen..this time adding a little to the inside bottom again where the light would hit... 


 Step 7

i then repeated the whole process..to build the colour up..obviously i was taking photo's inbetween and you will get a better result blending if you work quickly whilst the ink is still a little wet


Step 8

next i added a line of WG 5 to deepen the shaded area


Step 9 

finally i repeated the colouring process again until i was happy (ish)..again going back over with the gel pen



this type of droplet would work on a flat surface..you would use the same technique for the ones rolling down the grass just changing the shape to a teardrop...these colours were just for the droplets on the flowers just change your colours to match whatever your colouring...



and my finished card in case you missed it first time :0)


as i said i am no expert but hope you've found this helpful..it's only the second tut i've ever done :0)

hugs Debs x

Make It Colourful GDT Card

Morning..today i would like to share the second of my GDT cards for Make it Colourful  and this week we have a real challenge for you..we want you to "colour an object that looks wet" ..now this has to be done with your colouring rather than for instance glossy accents..but don't be too afraid... if you pop by to see the rest of the DT's work there is plenty of inspiration 

now I've added water droplets to my image....it's the first time I've attempted anything like this but I'm rather pleased with the results and glad I gave it a go :0)


here's what it looked like before I added them...


so what did i use??....


image MIC - Metallic Flowers Digi  merged with Tiddly Inks - Tanker Fairy Sits ..MIC Gears Galore Chippies which i got from Quixotic Paperie - the silver one is coloured with TH Crackle Paint - Pewter and the Brown is Walnut Distress Ink and Crackle Accents..papers are MME and ribbon is from my stash :0)...i quite often get asked about what colour PM's i use so i made an effort to write them down :0)...
Warm Grey 1-5, Olive Green, Marsh Green, Pear Green, Denim Blue, Duck Egg, Grey Green, Tea Green, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Rose, Putty, Almond, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Caramel, Tan, Raw Sienna, Gold, Mustard and Pale Yellow :0)..

i really hope you'll challenge yourselves and give it a go too....

have a fab weekend
Hugs Debs x

Friday, 12 August 2011

Just Because....

Evening blogland..thought i would share a just because card today..


image is Fizzy moon...papers are First Edition...flowers are from WOC, ribbon is from my stash.... and i've coloured with Copics for a change :0)

i'm entering the following Challenges

Wild Orchid Challenge - Beary Special
Stamp Something - Dog Days Of Summer (using dog or summer images, papers, etc)

thanks for stopping by
hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Passion for Promarkers - Diva's with Glitter and Glam

Morning Blogland :0)..it's time for another challenge over at Passion For ProMarkers ...this week Anja has set the theme of Diva's with Glitter and Glam....

We are sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen and one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in her on-line store..

I've opted for this totally fabulous KK digi image :0)


I've created a simple sidestep card..the papers are from Docrafts..flower,ribbon and gems from stash..tags and sentiment are from a whimsy stamp set available from Quixotic Paperie...

thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's work

i would also like to enter the following challenges
  Totally Papercrafts - Holidays
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July/August

hope you have a fabulous day
hugs Debs x

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Make It Colourful GDT Card

Morning all...i have a very special card to share today as it's my first week as Guest Designer at Make It Colourful...i entered the call on their facebook page (after eventually coming out from behind the sofa - i mean have you seen Zoe and her DT's work!!) and was totally amazed when my name came up..i even checked through all the entries to see if there was another Deb!!...i'm still not sure how it happened and all i can say is a big thankyou to Zoe and her team for having me....

so onto this weeks challenge which is "Colouring with Pink"..well i think i covered that one!!...


the image is a digi from MIC and is called "Siren Lorelei" and i've teamed her up with a clam shell also from MIC
here's the obligatory close up :0)


we are sponsored this week by the lovely Nikki at BunnyZoe Crafts

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well...it took me 2hrs to do her hair and i'm still not totally happy...i've coloured with my Promarkers and i have to say the fine tips were great for adding the finer details..i've also added a few dots on her tail with a gelly roll stardust pen :0)..the papers are First Edition..the corner chippie is also MIC and they are available from Quixotic Paperie (if you hop over they have a DT call on at the moment)

hope you'll join in the fun this week

i would also like to enter the following challenges

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

thanks for stopping by

hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Passion for Promarkers - Hugs and Kisses

This week at Passion For ProMarkers the lovely Andie has chosen a theme of ‘Hugs and Kisses’ 


i wanted to keep the layout pretty simple..the image is called "Hugs"..by S.W.A.L.K...

 Don’t forget to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your promarkers or aqua markers.
Our sponsor this week is Bearly Mine Designs and the lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher
Bearly Mine Designs

make sure you hop over and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work

thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Bling It On - ABC....

ABC easy as 123....bet that's in your head all day now!!...so it's the 1st of the month and time for another challenge over at Bling It On....where this month's theme is ABC..so your creation must include elements starting with all three letters.....so here's what i came up with...




this sweet stamp is of course Simply Sassy - "Winking Student" by Sugar Nellie

 the image has an Apple..Books and i'm sure she's wearing Converse...the papers have a Cork effect and include the Alphabet...and i also added Accents to the Apple and glasses...the Bow is made with Black Checked ribbon and ive also added a couple of flat back Crystals....wonder if i'll get an A+????...
the papers are called Amplify by Sassafras.. and i've coloured with ProMarkers and Copic Ciao ...sure hope you'll join in the fun again this month and make sure you check out the rest of the DT's work for more ABC inspiration :0)

thanks for stopping by
Debs x

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