Friday 30 April 2010

April showers bring May flowers....

Well firstly...heres something a little a bit different for me..a card with no image!!..its an order for a lady at work..and all she wanted was her sentiment (computer generated) and some flowers..oh and she likes the "standy uppy" actually quite pleased with it..though if i had more time id have made a better job of the sentiment..but it was a last minute thing...ive still managed to fit it to some challenges though :-)
now secondly..i just wanted to apologise for being a bit of a bad blogger..ive been sooo busy this thankyou everyone who has left such lovely comments and i will try my bestest to pop round you all over the weekend and show some love...Debs
creative Inspirations - Easle Cards aka "standy uppy"
creative craft challenge - blooming marvelous
creative card crew - april showers bring may flowers

paper - K&Co
MS leaf punch
pins and spray - Wild Orchid Crafts
flowers a mixture from - Wild Orchid Crafts, hobbycraft and stash
ribbon - stash

Sugar Free Candy....

THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED i've been threatening it for a's my first BLOGVERSARY on the 14th of April and seeing as it's Easter i figured i would offer up a little sugarfree Candy...i'm going to run it until  midnight on the 30th of April and will announce the winner on May 1st...
So..just a couple of ickle rules ;-)
1 - You can only enter once
2 - i would love if you could add a piccy of the candy and a link in your sidebar to "spread the word"
3 - it would be great if you became a follower -but this is optional

What do you win????

SN Daisy - unmounted rubber stamp
SN GG Party princess - unmounted rubber stamp
LOTV Rosie Posie - unmounted rubber stamp
PM Capsule Collection - Mono paper pack (8" x 6")
PM Capsule Collection - Mono Ribbon
assorted buttons from woodware
10 white hat pins
10 pearlescent white heart pins
100 mixed 2 tone mulberry paper roses
100 white pearl spray

now if ive done everything right this should stay at the top of my page so please scroll down for newer posts
i'm also fast approaching 10,000 i may add a little extra something later....
Good Luck
Debs x

Saturday 24 April 2010

A Little Sugar Free Candy ....

To celebrate her new blog and to thank all her visitors.. Rach is offering up this awesome candy!!

She has  managed to get hold of a  set of Hanglar & StAnglar (set 2) stamps and has paired it with the new 12x12 paper stack vintage shabby papers by Tim Holtz idea-ology range…

pop on over for a chance to win!!

Totally Gorguss

It's that time of the week again!!...and this week ..wait for it...i'm sooo excited...drum roll.....we have SUZANNE WOOLCOT  sponsering  our challenge over at Totally Gorjuss fantastic is  we want to see those GORJUSS GIRLS on all your creations always the team have come up with some amazing cards for your inspiration...i think we are all a little nervous so would really appreciate a little love 
..i also made my card for my fabby teamie at BTCAG - Lisa who celebrated her birthday this week ..ive used K&Co papers which i have distressed a little and added silver stickles..the large and small flowers are prima and ive coloured with also has a coating of glimmer mist and glossy accent on her a bit disappointed with the piccy as i think it looked much nicer in real life!!
im also entering it into the following challenges over
Creative Card Crew - happy birthday
Sketch and Stash - Sketch and my new K&C0 papers
The Secret Crafter - Distressing

thanks for stopping by
Debs x

Thursday 22 April 2010

A spoonfull of sugar challenge - 100th Challenge - Happy Birthday!!

Another quickie....this time with my entry for this weeks challenge at A Spoonfull Of Sugar - 100th challenge - happy birthday... its an order for one of my work colleagues...she had seen a card i did ages ago with the same sort of layout but wanted pinks and greys...i really enjoyed this as i havnt inked up my Anyas in ages...thanks for stopping by...Debs x


Papers - Clare Curd Signature Range
Images - Miss Anya
Ribbon and Charm from stash
Coloured with Promarkers
and of course ive picked out a few details with my glossy accent :-)

A day out

just a quick make....i had planned an eve off last night but hubby came in and said "have you got any man's cards...only...." know how it goes...and he knows i dont "do" mens cards...but he gave me the eyes so i gave in but told him it would only be something simple...this is why i chose one of mo's images - i figured there's enough detail in the image and mens cards dont really need to be too fussy :-)
anyhow i still managed to fit it to the following challenges

Quixotic - Splashing Around
Charisma Cardz - Quote Me


Image - Mo Manning
Paper - K&Co
Quote - Daisy & Dandelion
Ribbon from stash
a few stickles around the ripples
Coloured with ProMarkers

Monday 19 April 2010

April showers first of all GGRRRRRR...Dan has decided to install google chrome...and yes its much faster...BUT...everythings laid out different...and when i first typed in my address it fetched up a porn site!!!..ok... now for a different moan...see this card...well i dont like it!!....i like all the different elements but somethings not quite right..although as im typing this it is growing on me...i think the problem is that over at  Passion for ProMarkers  week they wanted you to create a background with your i created this puddle and a bit of rain...and here in lies the not an artist..i cant draw - thats why i buy stamps!! i ignored this challenge all week but i hate to be beat so had a last minute crafting session - as its the last day today to link it up -but trust me when i say i dont plan to do this again in the near future!! also entering it in the following two challenges ... Truly Scrumptious - Sketch and the theme "april showers" and Simon Says - Lets go to the opting for "singing in the rain"...Debs x

P.S. wont let me do the linky thing...i am not a happy bunny
UPDATE!! -hahahahah - die google chrome die....ok maybe thats a bit extreme but i now have my links back....although im back to slow,slow,slow....

Image - CC.Designs
Papers - K&Co
Flowers & Pins - Wild Orchid Crafts
added stickles to rain, puddle & flowers
glossy accent to coat, wellies & Brolly
MS border Punch

Crafty Cardmakers GDT Card

Firstly i really hope i've done this schedualed post right!!...we're defraging the computer and i cant access it for a while....:-)
so....when Vix emailed to ask if i'd like to be a guest designer this week over at Crafty Cardmakers i jumped at the chance..and my mission??....a desert island theme...and im not talking palm trees to create a card with all your must haves so if you were to be stranded on a desert island you would be able to take all the things on your card!!...what can i say..trying to narrow everything down was a nightmare...but the theme is quite broad so it could be a particular style of stamp or a punch, cuttlebug get the gist ...and here is what i came up with....i'll also list at the bottom some other challenges that im entering her in :-)

so if i was to be stranded on a desert island....i would most definately NEED...

K&Co papers ...lush!! - ive distressed them a little with scissors and a nail i get to take them too ;-)...

ive used a magnolia image but i really had difficulty chosing... but she's so nice to colour...

flat back pearls...

large and small roses

hat pins


ribbon to make a bow with my bow maker

some really nice sheer lace

MS leaf punch..and i used my MME bloom and grow papers for im taking those too :-P

everything is covered in glimmer mist - Tattered Angels -bubbles

added sparkle to flowers with my opal dust

also my new friend Mr Stickles in cotton candy and stardust around some of the distressed edges

glossy accent

and of course my faithful promarkers in the following colours

ivory, blush, dusky pink, tan, sandstone, cinnamon, cocoa, henna, babypink, cocktail pink, antique pink, pastel pink, pear green, moss and vanilla
Quixotic Challenges - Heavy Metal (charm and pins)
Stamp Something - Layers
Totally Paper Crafts - Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Debs x

Saturday 17 April 2010

Totally Gorjuss - Charming - Challenge 26 GDT card

woo hoo!!...only me...back with another card for this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss ...where this week we have the theme "charming"..i made this card for my bezzy mate  Kaylou ...and its a little different for me..i dont normally colour the background but felt the stormy grey suited my new strawberry pirate!!..the stamp is a KK and i got her from Tracy at  Dies To Die For ..ive also added my new messy stitching stamp..which i thought worked well with the distressed look...ive coloured with ProMarkers and of course where would i be without my glossy accent??! for stopping by and i hope you come and join in the also entering this for the following challenges..
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Allsorts - In Stitches
thanks for stopping by...Debs x

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge..

Firstly id like to wish my bestest best friend Kaylou a very happy birthday for today..HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICK....hope you like your pressie :-)...i cant share the card i made her until saturday but i can show this card i have made for my fabbie teamie(BTCAG)
Lora   whos  celebrating her birthday today too ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY HON....and its my entry to The Sugar Bowl challenge where they have a fabby sketch by Gayle to follow with a please include of "flowers"..hope the flowery paper and image count?...papers are by K&Co  ive distressed the edges and covered in glimmer mist (doesnt show too well on the piccy but hey ho)....and of course a little glossy accent...

thanks for stopping by..have a fabulous day...Debs x

Monday 12 April 2010

Sharing the love.....

Right all you wonderful people that follow and leave comments...i have recieved another award from the Fabulous Fi... thankyou honey for thinking of me....

problem is who do i choose to send it to??...
Answer....all of YOU :-)...
feel free to add it to your blog...your ALL amazing and i take inspiration from each and every one of you!!
Debs x

Paper Sundaes Upcoming Sponsor Celebration and Blog Hop!

To coincide with the thirteenth challenge, Paper Sundaes is having a celebration to feature their sensational sponsor calendar - packed full for 2010! They want to thank all of their sponsors, followers, challenge participants, and visitors to Paper Sundaes, by giving us the chance to win a little prize!

They are providing one of the new hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps from their spring release. If you are not familiar with hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps, they are adorable but elusive. Girl with a letter as seen in the blog hop blinkie will be awarded to one lucky winner!


Lucky Seven:
Each individual will have a maximum of 7 chances to win. Please read the following instructions carefully!

You can earn entries in ANY or ALL of the following seven ways.
1. Become a follower - or just let them know if you already are!
2. Add the blog hop blinkie to your sidebar by April 20th and leave it up until the end of the blog hop on April 30th.
3. Post about the sponsor celebration, blog hop and prize in the main part of your blog.
4. Participate in Challenge #13 (April 11-17)
5. Participate in Challenge #14 (April 18-24)
6. Participate in Challenge #15 (until end of blog party, April 30th)
7. Participate in the blog hop from April 24th to April 30 following the instructions posted on the Paper Sundaes on the 17th April

Sunday 11 April 2010

Challenging Challenge...

Hokey ive cranked up the seems to be playing on to my second card this evening...over at Crafty Card Makers they are challenging you to do something challenging that maybe you've been putting off for a while..well i knew what i wanted to do..put it off a few days then decided today was the day!! i was lucky enough that one of my friends stamped a few of these stunning sweet pea images for for the past month or so ive been getting the out..looking at them..then ruuning away very fast...i mean where do you start..its not my normal thing and ive seen so many coloured so beautifully throughout blogland that i didnt think i could do it justice...ive still played it safe with my colouring..maybe my next challenge to myself will be to go BOLD!!...but i am quite pleased with the result...oh and the second thing is that i got some silver stickles about 6 months ago..tried them once ...wasnt happy with what id done so "fell out" with them and continue to glare at them on a daily after much deliberation...i have gone round all my distressed edges with them and added them to the stars on the image along with my fave glossy accent...anyway...enough of war and also entering my card into the following challenges..
Sir Stampalot - Fantasy (amazing prize up for grabs!!)
Stamping for the Weekend - Ribbon and Bows
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch and "fly away" -im thinking the hair
Crafts and Me - Fairies or wings (is she a fairie?? - not too sure but she does have a butterfly in her hair...too much of a stretch??)

for some reason the added moon charm has moved on the main piccy but you can see it better on this one :-)

Papers - PM Capsule Aqua & Heather
coloured with promarkers
silver stickles
charm and ribbon from stash

One for the boys....

Well what a lovely day its been...the kids have played out all day..and i managed a couple of cards...both were a bit of something different for me...this first one is for my nephews birthday next you know i hate doing boys cards..but i think it turned out ok :-) ...ive also used much brighter colours than usual... this card also fits a number of challenges (listed below)...back in a mo with my other card...Debs x
Simon Says - make a card for a child
Crafty Sentiments - Sketch and include the colour blue
Stamp Something - Stitching - real or faux
C.R.A.F.T. - include buttons
Passion for ProMarkers - The Young ones
A Spoonfull Of Sugar -One for the boys

Image - Sugar Nellie - Digi
Papers - K&Co
Coloured with Promarkers
Buttons from stash
and a little glossy accent for good measure

Saturday 10 April 2010

Totally Gorjuss - Texture - Challenge 25 GDT card

Good Morning Peeps!!...time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss and this week we want to see some texture on your per usual the gorjussettes have done a fantastic job so why not on pop over and check out their fabulous creations...for my card i have dusted off Daisy...still my all time fave stamp...(and she's included in my candy  ;-))..for the texture i started off with these gorgeous Laura Ashley papers that are flocked so feel all velvety but realised it wouldnt show up on my piccy so also added a border run through my cuttlebug embossing folder...ive kept the L/O very simple and added a few flowers,hat pin and flat back glossy accent in sight for a change but lashings of glimmer mist (though again it doesnt show too well in the piccy)...ok enough of my babble..hope you have a fabby weekend...  i would also like to enter her into a couple of Challeges...
Oh Alice - Flowers
Allsorts - Flowers and Pearls

Image - Daisy(SN)
Sentiment - PB
DP - Laura Ashley
coloured with ProMarkers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "bubbles"
Large flower and pin - Wild Orchid Crafts
everything else from stash
a few people have asked which colour promarkers i used so here goes...
ivory and blush for skin
Hair - sandstone,cinnamon and cocoa
T-Shirt - Vanilla and Saffron
Jeans - Sandstone,Cinnamon, Cocoa and Henna
Flowers - Vanilla and Saffron
Grass and leaves Moss and Marsh Green

Thursday 8 April 2010

blue,green and brown... again!!...just a quickie  this time..kept this one pretty this image!!..ive coloured her in shades of green,blue and brown (finally got the tea green SusieLou ;-)) ... which is the challenge over at Creative Inspirations ..and i'm also icluding her in the Stampavie and More challenge where you need to include the colour green..thanks for stopping by..Debs x
Image - Magnolia
DP - Kanban
Ribbon from stash
Coloured with ProMarkers

dont forget to link to my candy :-)

Debs x

Hugs & Kisses

Good morning..its bright and sunny here in Barnsley...and im off work i may do a little more crafting later ;-)..
anyway...on to my card...ive followed the sketch over at papertake weekly ..they always have fabulous sketches to follow..i am going to enter a few other challenges too...the image is my new Belles 'n Whistles stamp which i got from Bunny Zoe Crafts soon as i saw her i had to have her..she's so adorable....and STOP finally got me a Martha Stewart border punch..woo hoo...this i got from the fabulous Tracy over at Dies To Die For ....hope you likey....i do have a couple of other cards that i cant share...yet...but they will be coming soon.....Debs x
Fab 'n' Funky - neopolitan icecream (pink,cream,brown)
My Time To Craft - On The Spot!
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Anything goes ( to celebrate going weekly!)

Papers - FF
Image - Belles 'n Whistles
Coloured with ProMarkers
and a little glossy accent :-)

P.S. have you linked to my candy??

Saturday 3 April 2010

Totally Gorjuss - Sketch- Challenge 24 GDT card

Firstly apologies for the late post this morning ....i missed a parcel delivery so i had to go to the sorting office was full of lovely stuff from Tracy at Dies to Die For....i then HAD (lol) to call at the local craft shop where more goodies "fell" in my basket...only trouble is all my craft stuff is packed neatly away til i cant play with them!!.....anyway......this is my final easter card...but isnt she adorable (even if the piccy is a little bit wonky)?!..this week over at Totally Gorjuss  we have a fab sketch for you to follow
...hop on over and check out the fabulous DT work :-)

hope you all have a fabulous Easter...Debs x

i'm also entering my card into the following challenges

Cute Card Thurday - So Egg-Citing

Image - Magnolia
Papers - K&Co
Ribbon & Flowers - from stash
Coloured with Promarkers

Friday 2 April 2010

Awards :-)

Morning's very grey here today but the rains holding off...for now!! card today but wanted to share the lovely awards i recieved from Lisa Jane  and Lindyloo thanks ladies they are much appreciated..i would also like to pass them on to a few people ....

drum roll please.......

and finally
Lisa Jane and Lindyloo ..right back at ya!!

Thursday 1 April 2010

Magnolia Easter....

Hokey post today...i think!?....another easter card...this time ive followed the sketch over at Just Magnolia ..she also fits into a couple of other challenges.."spring is in the air" over at  Fab 'n' Funky  and The Craft Garden where they want to see pastel colours....the image is of course Magnolia...coloured with Promarkers...papers K& from stash...thanks for popping by...Debs x

LOTV baby boy

no your not seeing double!!..i did a very similar card the other week for a family member but had an order for is slightly different and this time i made it into an easle card and made a matching entering into this weeks LOTV challenge where they want you to include blue and silver...the irony is the prize is this stamp and the matching baby girl...but if i win i will add them to my soon to be posted candy :-) also going to enter it in the Papertake Weekly Challenge ...fill your boots time!! - anything goes ...and of course i've coloured with promarkers...back in a mo with another easter card...Debs x


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