Tuesday 31 August 2010

Passion for Promarkers - Challenge 67 - Teddy Bears Picnic

Morning!!...hope we've all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend??!...ive had a fabulous crafty time :0)...but back to the grind today...and seeing as it's tuesday we have another fabulous challenge for you over at Passion for ProMarkers ...the lovely Denise has chosen the theme "Teddy Bears Picnic" so we want to see all your cute  bear creations....this weeks prize is a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen

my bear has decided its a little too chilly for a picnic and has opted for a hot chocolate instead!!

he was a real bargain in the sales after last christmas and was only a couple of pounds :0)
i decided i would make an easle card with him but i always have trouble getting the piccies just right!!

the image is of course Forever Friends, papers are DCWV..the white snowflakes are stickers by Papermania and ive added silver snowflakes from my Marrianne dies..ive also put them and the silver border through  my new papermania snowflake embossing folder for extra dimension...and stickled all the edges in silver....ribbon and jewels are from my stash and ive coloured with promarkers :0)

im entering the following challenges
Forever Friends - Easle Cards
Just Cute Bears - Embossing
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in August
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Make a start on Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August
Crafty Card Makers - Glitter & Sparkle

Sunday 29 August 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello!!..its Dan's birthday today and he's had to work :0(....but at least it means i get a little crafting time!!...so im sharing his card with you before i go and get creative....he's always wanted a bike but i wont let him have one....

ive finally used some of my 7 gypsies papers i bought back in May with my birthday money ...ive distresed all the edges and used old paper distress inks to age the image and just highlighted a few areas with a splash of colour i also scrunched the image up but you cant tell on the piccy....

i'm entering the following challenges

CES Challenges - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Distressed Birthday

catch ya later...

Debs x

Friday 27 August 2010

the vein whisperer...

another quickie to share..this one is for my SIL's birthday and she's training to be a nurse at the moment!!...

the papers are basic grey , the image is a digi by prairie fairy and ive coloured with promarkers adding a little glossy accent to her shoes and bag..the sentiment was from Create with TLC which i thought was perfect for this image

im entering the following challenges

Fab n Funky - 3 papers (spotty, stripey, and a plain blue which ive used to punch the flowers and framed her with) 2 embellies (flowers and ribbon) and 1 image
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1 of something
Stamp Something - Digi oops closed :-(

Debs x

keeping it simple..

Just a quickie today...i just love this sweet LOTV stamp and havnt had much chance to play so ive made a very quick and simple card just so i could colour it in!!..lol

im entering it in the following challenges

Totally Paper Crafts - Keep it clean and simple
Stampavie & More - Swirls (embossing folder)
Cute Card Thursday - Dieing for a punch

thanks for stopping by...

Debs x

Thursday 26 August 2010


Ok as you all know im really rubbish at posting awards but seeing ive had 4 in 1 week i figured i better share the love :0)

now the first award i recieved 3 times but with slightly different instructions..so im just gonna chuck everything together!! :0)

1) i have to thank the person who sent the award..so


2)post the award on my blog - check!!

3)List 3 things about me and list 3 things i love
things i love....
my husband
my children
my family and friends

about me!?
ive never seen or read Kez despite being from Barnsley!!
im doing a charity firewalk at Halloween in full costume!! 
im as mad as cheese!!!

4)Show a picture you love - aaarrgghhh - im a regular David Bailey (cough) and couldnt choose just 1 but i did get the award 3 times..lol

me & my Mr :0)

my beautiful Milly Moo in Wales last october..i love this piccy as its so natural :0)

now this is an old one i believe it was Casey's 5th birthday (he's 10 now) but has alaways been my favourite photo of him!! :0)

5) pass on to 5 people...this is the bit i hate as you are all uber talented....so ill come back to this in a mo

my final award if from the totally wonderful Fi

thanks hon...
and i have to pass this onto my 7 favourite blogs ...

so.. i know its a cop out but i really cant choose... so all of you who visit feel free to take it because you all deserve it :0)

Debs x

Tuesday 24 August 2010

My first Hanglar at Passion for Promarkers

Hello peeps :0)..this week at Passion for ProMarkers its my turn to choose the challenge so ive created a sketch with an additional theme of "Autumn Colours"...as usual the rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you so pop by and spread the love :0) our prize this week is a £10 voucher for Stampeezee

and here's my sketch...

and here's my take on it :0)....

its my very first Hanglar...i love these images and was lucky enough to recieve some in a RAK..ive had them for months but was too scared to colour them in case i didnt do them justice!!..ive added glossy accents to the flower and shoes..the papers are SU and ive punched the flowers with my EK retro punches ive also added a few pearls and swirls (courtesy of Kaylou..thanks chick) to the corners..ive also added faux stitching and inked all the edges with my brown Stazon (must buy more distress inks!!)...

hope you likey..as always all your comments are greatly appreciated :0)

and i would like to enter the following challenges

Fab n Funky - Flower Power
Stamps R Us - Stitching
Debs x

Friday 20 August 2010

Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wags N Whiskers Blog Hop :0)
hopefully you should have arrived here from Lacey's blog...aren't her creations amazing!!...if not don't worry you can go back to the main WnW challenge page to check the correct order to follow :0)....
so...today I'm sharing a Christmas card with our Fairy Special "Nichola"... and all of
the new stamps will be available to purchase on Friday at 12pm GMT/7am EST.

the papers and flowers I've used are by Papermania and I've coloured with my new Aqua Markers, I've lightly distressed and then edged the papers with gold stickles as well as the flowers and have added stardust stickles to the image

please remember to leave a comment on all our posts as there will be 3 winners chosen at random who will then receive 2 Rubber Stamps of their choice..... so that's 3 prizes of 2 Stamps :0)

you can also win the full release by helping us spread the word..details can be found here

and don't forget you also still have time to join in our current challenge which is "triple play"..so things in threes ie on this card i used 3 flowers - see its THAT easy!! - remember you do need to use a WnW image to qualify for the prize...

right then...next on your stops is the lovely Chris who makes the most adorable cards :0)

The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 5:01 am GMT/00:01 EST
thanks for joining in the fun..

Debs x

Thursday 19 August 2010

Wags n Whiskers Sneak Peek Day 2

Howdy doody :0)...im back with another "fairy" special sneak peek for Wags n Whiskers ...im pleased to introduce "Lacey"..isn't she fabulous??!!

ive gone with autumn colours but if you pop over to the WnW Blog there are links to the rest of the team so you can check out just how versatile these new stamps are :0)

the papers are a mix of K&Co, Papermania and Trimcraft..ive edged the papers and stamped the swirls with some brown stazon, ive coloured with promarkers and she's had a very generous helping of stardust stickles, the ribbon is from my stash and the beadie thingy was from "the works"

im also entering her in this weeks MAWTT challenge where the theme is "Glitter"

ill be back tomorrow for our blog hop so hope you'll join in the fun :0)

Debs x

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Sneaky peek at Passion for Promarkers

Morning all...well it's come round to Tuesday again and my first day back at work after 5 weeks off...so im hoping my post schedules ok as Mr Blogger seems to have been very hit and miss of late...it also means its time for another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week Anja chose the theme of "Winter Blue Christmas"..and the prize is a £10 voucher for the Secret Crafter ....

my card today features a special sneak peek of Angelica one of the new Wags n Whiskers   fairy release..there will be more sneak peeks from myself and the rest of the WnW team throughout the week and a release day bloghop this friday....you can win the full release by checking out the details here

i must say the card does look much better IRL..as it is rather sparkly... i have of course coloured with ProMarkers ...the papers are DCWV except the silver background which is embossed with lots of swirls and glitter which was from my stash along with the ribbon.....the snowflakes are from a Marianne Die and the Christmas Time Stamp is from teamie Crafty Emma's store

i would also like to enter the following challenges..
A Spoonfull Of Sugar - Christmas in August
My Time To Craft - Glitter and Glitz
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
thanks for stopping by..hope to see you at the bloghop...

Debs x

Monday 16 August 2010

A "Fairy" special release at Wags n Whiskers

Wags 'n Whiskers is having a new release NEXT Friday, August 20th!!

And it's a "Fairy" Special Release!!

The sneak peeks begin on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th.

Beginning at 12:01am EST/5:01am GMT Friday, August 20th, there will be blog hop showcasing all of the wonderful new images.

Then at 7:00am EST/12:00pm GMT on Friday, August 20th, the stamps will be available for sale  on the blog and at some retailers through the world.

Would you like to win the whole release?.... then spread the word and pop over to the Wags n Whiskers challenge blog and add your name to Mr linky....

This contest runs through Sunday, August 22nd at midnight EST/5:00am GMT.

Friday 13 August 2010

Friendship Candy Winner

Ok so the moment youve all been waiting for.....i chucked the numbers into Mr Random and he picked  comment no 12 to win my secret candy

which is...drum roll please.......
Mel who had this to say..

melsanford said...

Without a doubt, pause or hesitation it has to be Clare: http://www.crafty-clare.blogspot.com/
Clare "found me" in February, a lonely little crafter, and gave me the key to blogland! Since then I have met sooo many fabulous people, learnt sooo many tips and my cards have really improved (I hope!) Thankyou, Clare! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

and the lovely Clare wins a

£10 voucher to spend in

and a selection of papers, flowers,pins etc ...

so if you could both contact me at cardzbyfreckleface@sky.com  with your details i can give you the voucher code and get your goodies posted :0)

thankyou to everyone who played along i really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave

Debs x

And the Candy goes to.....


Ok so ive just been looking and i only need 300 more hits to reach 20,000..i mean whats that all about??!!...so to thank all my lovely followers im offering up a little candy :-).....but its going to have a bit of a twist....
ive been lucky enough to receive quite a few awards from my blogging buddies lately but im really rubbish at posting them on here but want to let you all know they are very much appreciated  ..so here's where the twist comes ....i would like you to leave me a comment telling me which of your blogging buddies really inspires you and why THEY should win my yummy secret  candy :-)...but.... thats not all.... you will also receive a bundle of yumminess too!!!.....sooo what else do you need to do??....nothing!!...i dont want it spreading through blogland its for my regular followers/commentors...if youve happened upon me by accident then of course feel free to follow and join in :-)
i will draw a winner on Friday the 13th....who says its bad luck!!

the Candy will remain a mystery until then.....

Debs x

Thursday 12 August 2010

LOTV - winter and more.....

Ayup!!...well i was a busy little bee last night i can tell you....but i can only share one of my cards today :0)... yesterday my new LOTV stamps arrived..just 1 or 2 you understand....ok.... 8 new xmas and a girlie one!!..i think i may soon need councelling for my addiction :0)....and the DT have been showing sneak peeks of some more to come..Oh dear ive a feeling more things are going to be "falling" in my basket..lol
ive used my new DCWV xmas papers which ive distressed with my new TH distress tool...big snowflakes are from my new Marianne Dies (from the local market..2 for £10!!)...have we noticed a theme yet ;0)...only thing is theres not much left in my craft tin now and so many more things i "NEED"....ive coloured with promarkers and used my favourite xmas colours ..i just love blues...and of course the whole card has been stickled within an inch of its life..and to think i used to be afraid of them!!

and a close up :0)

ive coloured with promarkers..the bear in sandstone, caramel & cinnamon..and used lots of different blues..ill try and add them all later ..

im entering the following challenges
LOTV - seasons - winter
Papertake Weekly - old, new, borrowed, blue - lots of new and blue
Stampavie - Christmas in Summer
Fab n' Funky - Favourite Colours
Colour Create - Colour Scheme

dont forget today is your last chance to win some Candy for you and a friend

thanks for stopping by..
Debs x

Wednesday 11 August 2010


Ayup..me again :0)..ill try and keep it quick..just a couple of cards to share and a few challenges to enter...the first is another "man" card (dont ask)...for my FiL's birthday this month..he loves doing BBQ's not that weve really had the weather for it!!...its a gorgeous LOTV image i bought ages ago and ive only just inked it up!!...ive kept it pretty simpl as he wouldnt like anything too fussy..

im entering this card in the following challenges...
ABC Challenge - A is for August (should be BBQ weather!!)
Stamps R Us - All Male Theme

the second card is another baby order but it had to be pinks/lilacs and preferably a fairy and i figured this Mo Manning image was just perfect :0)..ive used the same papers and almost identical L/O to my last baby card as i thought it worked well

ive coloured with promarkers and of course its also seen some serious stickle action ;-)
ive also added some flowers which i made with 2 EK Retro Punches and some flat back pearls...
id like to enter this card in the following challenges....
DP2 - Things With Wings
Sir Stampalot - Bring On The Bling
Craftalicious - Make Your Own Flowers

thanks for visiting :-)

Debs x

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Passion for Promarkers - Challenge 64 - Music

hello blogland :-)..hope your all bright and happy...we have another fabulous challenge for you over at Passion For ProMarkers where our fabby teamie Andie has chosen the theme "Music"...and the prize this week is a stamp of your choice from Whiff of Joy

so after scratching my head for a while..i did the unthinkable....thats right..another "Boy" card....don't ask...i really don't know what came over me...rofl...
the image is one i won a while ago and its a digi called "Rockin' Cody" from Some Odd Girl ..the papers are Sassafras - Amplify from teamie Emma's Online Store and of course ive coloured with promarkers
hope you likey :-)

im also entering the following challenges
Pile It On - A little Bit Country A Little Bit Rock N' Roll
Cards For Men - Off On An Adventure
dont forget you still have time to win a full set of Letraset AquaMarkers Here which closes on the 16th August...
and my Candy which will be drawn this friday :-)
Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Monday 9 August 2010

Dont you just love it....

....when a plan comes together!!  :-)..i was asked to make an engagement card and figured id have a look round the regular challenges i normally join in and ive managed to fit it into loads .. which makes a change as i dont get to join in all that often :-)...
so.. the papers are MME...flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Lace is from my mate Kaylou (cheers hon)..ive coloured with promarkers and stamped round the edges using tattered rose distress ink..the edges are also distressed with a few stardust stickles thrown in for good measure...hope you likey :-)

and these are the challenges..
Totally Tilda - Shaped Card
MDUC - Easel Card
Bunny Zoe's - Vintage
Ooh La La - Spots and Dots

right then back to the housework now!!

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget you still have time to enter my Candy Draw

Debs x

Friday 6 August 2010

Wags n Whiskers 1st DT Card

Well its finally arrived :-)..my first challenge with the girls over at Wags n Whiskers ....and this week teamie Chris has chosen the theme "triple play" so we want to see things in threes :-)...It could be three techniques (sewing, dry embossing, water coloring), three stamps, three embellishments, three embossing folders, anything with 3.... the image i have chosen is a  Wags n Whiskers  Digi called "Purrfect Day" which you can find here ....

ive opted for 3 DP's and 3 different embellies - Flowers, Ribbon, pearls and ive used 3 different punches - MS Border Punch, MS leaf punch and EK Retro Flower Punch.....see how easy it is !! :-)
ive coloured with promarkers and the yummy papers are by Basic Grey and i got them from Crafty Emma's Store

Remember you must use a Wags n Whiskers stamp to be eligable for the prize of one free WnW stamp of your choice :-)

im also entering the following challenges
Simon Says - Sing It!! - Whats New Pussycat!!
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight - Punches

and dont forget you still have time to win some yummy candy  for you and a friend

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Passion for Promarkers - Challenge 63 - Sketch

Happy Tuesday!!.....you may be wondering why i am so cheerful??...its because the kids are still away with the outlaws so i have a tidy all be it very quiet house and plenty of time to craft..yipee!!....so...today sees another challenge over at Passion For ProMarkers and this week the fabulous Tracy has drawn up this fabulous sketch for you all :-)

and here's what i came up with....

this weeks prize is a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen

unusually for me i opted for a boys card....the papers are basic grey and ive had them for ages so thought i would dust them off :-)

the image was a free digi called Derek the Dinosaur from SJ's Little Musings ...and of course he's coloured with ProMarkers...

hope you'll join us again this week...we love to see all your fabby entries...
i'm also entering the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Something With A Tail
Creative Craft Challenge - Animal Antics (dinosaurs count..dont they??!!)

and dont forget to join in my Candy
Debs x

Sunday 1 August 2010

By The Cute And Girly - August Challenge - Animal Antics

ok..whats going on??...not only did someone steal a few days they stole a whole month!!....i mean surely it's not August?!...it is??..oh well it must be time for another challeng over at By The Cute And Girly ...this month the fabulous Geraldine has chosen the theme "animal antics"...so not just our pets but wild, fictional, mythalogical.etc...so hop on over to see what the rest of the DT did :-)
i had my first attemp at altering a frame (be gentle) and used the fabulous "Snooty Cat" image from Bella Design Studio

a country companions cross-stitch kit

and a card with the adorable henry Mouse from WOJ

Dont forget.... You may enter the challenge as many times as you like but you must enter with a different craft every time, for example 1 card, 1 layout, 1 altered item, 1 knitted item etc

Debs x 


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