Welcome to my blog!

From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Christmas recipe #3

*2nd post of today*

Over on the CMLI group on craftbubble the christmas recipe dt team are helping us get on top of our Christmas cards with a new challenge every fortnight. Kathy set the theme this week and i managed to find a snowman someone sent me...i can't believe i don't have a snowman stamp!

As there was so much going on with backing paper i glossy accented the snowman and baubles and stuck some snowflakes on and left it at that!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

If the shoe fits - purple
ABC Challenge - o for ovals
Craft us Crazy - winter
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes


Over on craftbubble Cherry was setting the challenges this weekend. The theme for today is Opulence and Indulgence and i had just the image in mind!

papers - forever friends 'party time'
ms punch
candy  - craftwork cards
ribbon - american crafts
charm, beads - stash
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

House Mouse Challenges - favourite stamp
Cupcake Craft - cake'n'ice cream
Saturday Challenge - sweet treats
Crafty Pad - something yummy for your tummy
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Spots, dots and stripes!

This week's challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best is spots and stripes. I chose Love frogs to work with, as it was such a fun image and they are spotty too!

image - love frogs
papers - Daisy Bucket Designs 'Play Nice' - d/s
buttons - stash
card candy - craftwork cards
coloured with pm's
punch - martha stewart
Nesties - labels 10, circles large
glossy accents

We would love to see you over there and see what stunning creations you come up with!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

DYSU -  anything goes
Little red wagon - animals
Incy wincy Designs - punches or die
CES Challenge - spots and stripes

Monday, 21 February 2011

Cosmic Fairy

*Third Post of the day - please scroll down*

The lovely Kathy set the challenge on the CMLI group on Craftbubble,. It was a sketch using a DL card and 'white space'....oh no!! I embraced it fully and even did two cards, YAY ME!!

The first card was coloured using cosmic shimmers as paint which was a technique I have never tried before (I bought them this weekend!)

As I was supposed to have white space I put the sentiment on the inside

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations - plain and simple
Crafts and Me - things with wings
Corrosive Challenges - magical creatures

Here is my second card

Christmas recipe club #2

 *2nd post of today - please scroll down*

Clare set the recipe for this fortnight's challenge, which was ; 
- as white as a ghost
- a touch of Christmas colours
- a present
- a knot or bow

I knew the perfect stamp and a way to to get a touch of Christmas colours....paper piecing! The gifts are paper pieced with some scraps i had lying around!

 I am also entering this into I Love Promarkers Challenge and the Alphabet Challenge blog which is paper piecing.


This is the grungeboard book i created, the front and back look wonky but one of them looks longer than the other! oh and the stuff i bought :)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Fab weekend

I have had a wonderful weekend with my crafting buddies, we travelled down to Accrington and did a workshop at Dawn Bibby's shop with Rachel who owns Darkroom Door crafts. We had a fab time and chatted to Dawn herself, sadly one of our merry bunch couldn't be there but glitter was thrown in her favour. We made a book using grunge board and paste..i will post pics tomorrow..there was also much shopping going on!

Thanks to Phil and Mrs Phil at Maple Lodge who let us take over their dining room for the weekend and craft :)

Thursday, 17 February 2011


The week on Digi Doodles Shops Best we have any easy challenge of 'anything goes'. The image i chose to work with is Bootsie from the Ragga Mutts collection - isn't he a cheeky chappie!

ribbon - American crafts
image - Bootsie from Digi Doodles Shops Best
papers - BO Bunny - Abbey Rd dot (d/s)
embellies - stash
glossy accents

Why don't you come over and see what the rest of the Dt have come up with? Oh and obviously have a go of the challenge as anything goes this week!

Debs x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Happy Birthday I love pm's!

It's a year since Karen took over the running of I Love Promarkers and they are celebrating with a blog hop!! Here is my card to say Happy Birthday to them!
coloured with pm's
nesties -labels 10
cupcake punch - rak (coloured with pm's)
buttons - stash
ribbons - stash
pearls - stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Craft Your Passions - anything goes
Bee Crafty - ribbons
Delightful Sketches - punches/die cuts
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - ribbons

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Good morning, at least I hope it's morning as this is a scheduled post!! This is my first card as GDT for Digi Doodle Shop's Best and the theme for this week is ' A Nature Themed Card'. The image I chose is Ladybug as it's so cute!

Image - ladybug by Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Coloured with promarkers
Glossy accents
Paper - Basic Grey 'Stella Ruby'
Ribbon - American Crafts
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Embossing folder - tiny bubbles
Lady birds - gift from Germany

I hope you can join us with this challenge, see you over there!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Kaboodle Doodles  - ribbon
Critter Challenge - critter
Pear Tree Designs - free for all
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Bee Crafty - ribbon
Pixie Cottage - ribbon
Stamp Something - use a digi
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Onestitchatatime - do it with a digi
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Papercutz Challenge - ladybird

Debs x

Sunday, 6 February 2011


This week on the CMLI group on Craftbubble, the theme chosen by Karen was flowers along with a sketch. The image is from Elzybells and is the first time it has been inked.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Sarah Hurley Challenges - die cuts
Papertake Weekly - anything goes and flowers
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
ABC Challenges -  N for Nesties

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Christmas recipe club!

Over in the CMLI group on Craftbubble the design team came up with the great idea of having a fortnightly Christmas challenge so we wouldn't have to resort to....shop bought cards when we run out of time...oh the shame!!!!
Anyway, the lovely Rosie came up with a recipe of blue,angel wings, glitter and flowers. After a bit of head scratching here is what I came up with:

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
Oldie but Goodie - magical beings
I Love Promarkers - anthing goes (with promarkers)
Flutter by Wednesdays - anything goes (with wings)
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or buttons (buttons)
Delightful Sketches - come fly with me
Sarah Hurley Challenges - die cuts
PaperPlay Challenges - stamp it out
Sew many cards - anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - glitter
Corrosive Challenge Blog - buttons

Friday, 4 February 2011

Great news!

After being in the top 3 at Digidoodles Shops Best I have been invited to be GDT for the 10th,17th and 24th February! I may have to practice scheduling posts but look out for some of their lovely designs coming this way soon!