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 28 August 2011

Zen Panda

The lovely Wynneth set the theme of Zen last sunday and I struggled all week to come up with something... I then remembered this stamp set I got in a santa exchange. It's a quickie one layer card but I am considering sending it to my sis with the words.. 'Zen Panda says Chill....' - she is a primary school teacher and the hols are nearly over!

Thursday 25 August 2011

For You

*2nd post of the day please scroll down*

This week’s Simply Stampin’ Challenge is punch it up, so you can use your die cuts or punches on your creation. I decided to put two colours together that I haven’t used before and am really pleased with how it turned out!!

Stampin Up products used; cardstock, crumb cake and certainly celery. Stamps are tiny tags, just perfect alphabet and sweet summer. Punch is jewellery tag medium and ink is old olive. I love the effect of the tags and obviously am entering it into the Simply Stampin’ Challenge.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Pixie Dust Studios use a tag
Jules Snippet Challenge (both lots of cardstock were snippets)

It’s your favourite challenge!!

Yep it’s ‘Anything goes’ over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges !! So free your creativity and join in the fun.  This week I have used one of the word art pictures you can get FREE from the shop. IMG_2649b
I decided to go for a monochrome Christmas card , I love non traditional colours and might be doing a few more like this!

The image is a Stampin Up! stamp inked with versamark and then embossed with silver/crystal embossing powder. Card from stock. Black organza ribbon from Joanna Sheen and MS punch.

Don’t forget to check out the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team created!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Top Tip Tuesday - masculine card
Divas by Design - christmas in august
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quote
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - glitter it
Winter Wonderland - cards for men
Christmas Stampin - no red and green
Stampin for the weekend - holidays
Crafty Hazelnuts' Christmas - anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - use a ribbon

Tuesday 23 August 2011


It's Wynneth's turn at being GDT over in the CMLI group  at Craftbubble , there is a sketch and theme of special friends.
I do like the little tags, no doubt you will be seeing them on a few more cards yet!! I didn't think i had a stamp with  more than one person on and then i remembered buying this stamp recently..but not recently enough to remember where from...

Hmm blogger is playing silly beggars again, lots of tries to upload images!!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Jules snippet challenge
Stamp with Fun - summer
Stamps R US - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - dies to die for
Sew Many Cards  - summer
Totally Gorjuss - cute and cuddly
One Stop Craft - bold and bright
Whoopsi Daisy - summer fun

Nope it won't let me upload my signature...ah well

Hope you all have a good evening

Debbie x

Saturday 20 August 2011

1000 sheets of paper candy giveaway!!

What a great giveaway, it includes stamps too! pop over to Amy's blog and check it out!!

Thursday 18 August 2011

Challenge #72 - A Recipe

Happy Thursday everyone! This weeks challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge’s is a recipe!
The list of ingredients are; 3 buttons, 2 design papers 1 ribbon….easy peasy!

The image I have decided to work with is poinsettia, which you can get from the shop.

Image coloured with promarkers (and gold metallic promarker) and edged with spica glitter pen (RED)
Martha Stewart Poinsettia punch
Ribbons and buttons from stash
Tiny tags stamps and jewellery tag punch from Stampin Up!
Design Papers are Papermania ‘Home for Christmas’ (the top paper is green but it looks brown in the picture!!)


I would love to see what you all make with recipe, and don’t forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the team have created!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;
Papertake Weekly - bingo - buttons, ribbon, free (brad)
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes
Ribbon Girl - use a ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Cas card

I thought I wouldn’t be able to take part in this week’s challenge over on the Simply Stampin Challenge blog as I didn’t have all these colours, and said as much to Carole, who I encouraged to take part in last week (she came in the top 3 btw!). Lo and behold I get post on a Sunday….all the above card stock…no excuse now! I did dither because pacific point threw a spanner in the works but eventually last night I figured it out. I also needed a card for the CMLI challenge on Craftbubble  (theme was hello…but I have just realised there may have been a sketch too…whoops!)so thought I could kill two birds with one stone…
Stampin Up products used; all above cardstock, tiny tags stamp set, jewellery punch and sweet summer stamp set. This is the first time I have used my tiny tags and sweet summer set but I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Hope you all like it!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Simply Stampin Challenge - colours as above
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple

Monday 15 August 2011

Kraft and flowers

No-one likes making sympathy cards and it's something i really struggle with but I just can't send a shop bought one. This is on an 8 x 8  Kraft card, distressing with di's and image from Kanban.

Thursday 11 August 2011

Show us your Shapes

This weeks's challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges is to use a shaped card. Step away from those square and rectangle cards and try something new!

I have decided to go for a round card and thought the Vintage bike would look perfect on this, you can get this little beauty from the shop.

I love the flowers surrounding it, and decided to add some swirls as well!

Don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have created!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

KB Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Stamp Something - digi day

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Always Elegant

I came across a Stampin' Up! Challenge blog and decided to forward the details to my friend Carole as she is a demonstrator. She bounced it back at me so we would both make a card..of course Carole's was up in seconds whilst I decided on a stamp, colours, got the light tent out, cropped and watermarked. Follow the link to see Carole's gorgeous creation!!

Now I haven't known Carole very long so have limited SU! supplies but what I have used are; Crumb Cake card stock, Always Elegant Stamp and word window large punch. The pink paper is from snippets which has a similar deign to the stamp but not sure if you can see on here? Ribbon and gems from stash, sentiment , pink petticoat.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Simply Stamping Challenge
Jules snippet challenge

Friday 5 August 2011

Im trying not to be political but...

I would encourage you all to complain to the BBC about the supposed comedian  who was on Richard Bacon's show yesterday on BBC 5  at approx 3pm.

BBC Complaints

He encouraged us to listen to a set Doug Stanhope had done previously, on youtube, which involved Stanhope ranting about Sarah Palin in which he said she had two retarded children, one has downs syndrome and  went to fight in Iraq, he was insulting and offensive, and i don't believe listeners should have been 'encouraged' to listen.

Thursday 4 August 2011

Challenge 70 – it’s a sketch!

This week’s challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge is a sketch. This means you can use any image you like BUT if you use one of Digi Doodle’s your entry will count twice – double your chances!!

On this card, I have a mix of embossing, distressing, digi, rubber stamps, nesties, brads and punches..wow it wasn’t intentional!!


I had some lovely shiny paper which I embossed.
Flower punch/brads/ribbon/gems from stash.
Coloured with promarkers.
Distressed with TH distress inks.
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat.
Sentiment punch from SU!
Image from the Shop – Doodle Flower Set 2.


Hmm in real life all the brads are yellow and the same colour!!! These photo’s don’t do it justice! hmmph!

Anyway Happy Thursday, Happy Everything! Don’t forget to check out the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the teamies have come up with!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - punch it
Cute Card Thursday - no designer paper
Paper Shelter - flowers,flowers, flowers
For Fun Challenge  - anything goes 
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Last night's make and take!

I went round to my new buddy's open evening last night, Carole is a Stampin Up! demonstrator who makes the most gorgeous gorgeous things! We all had a fabulous time, some of the girls were so taken with the catalogue and ordering they didn't make..they just did the take to put together at a later stage!

I know you are dying to see what we made...
They are pillow boxes joined together, the light pink one has been embossed but not sure if you can make it out in the picture, we used a SU border punch to go around the boxes and tied it with razzleberry (i think) ribbon.
 The sentiment was two separate stamps masked off, and the outer stamp and punch matched perfectly, what a perfect little gift for someone just to say thanks or just because.. it actually has sweeties inside but I think Imay keep the for myself!

In august if you spend £75 you get this lovely lot for free
 so if you are interested contact Carole!  or you can contact me - another order is going in thurs night :)

Monday 1 August 2011