Thursday, 25 June 2009

very bad week!

Hi - will not be posting for the next few weeks as my hubbies camera has now broken and we cannot replace it - I will still be making stuff but wont be able to take any piccies - Hopefully will be back soon have fun creating guys - i will miss the challenges TTFN Debbi x x x

Saturday, 20 June 2009


Well hello again! Haven't posted this week I have been really busy at work and have been very tired when funally I have had time to sit down... so apologies!

Today I was lucky enough to be invited to my uplines crop and this is my first attempt at scrapbooking, I am really pleased with myself as I even managed to finish the project and didn't have to show hubby a bunch of paper scraps!!
The pictures are also the first prints I have done from our wedding that was four years ago this year! So apologies that you get to see us too! LOL

The kit was SEI and everthing was already precut and you just had to punch it out! I loved it...

Quick and easy - for a newbie! At the end of the meet they were holding a vote to see if I was allowed back - I'll keep you posted LOL - Quick post tonight - more tomorrow...
Thanks for looking and I hope you like my first attempt! I also completed a page, but was not sure on how to photograph it! Thanks for looking and TTFN Debbi x x x

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Stamp With Us!

This week we had another great challenge - CONGRATULATIONS! One of the girls has just got a promotion at work so I decided to make her this card - it ties in really well... The image is Penny Black and coloured with my watercolours - it is then mounted on SU! cardstaock and the brads are also SU! rhinestone brads - great value! and so is the sentiment. The card blank was plain but I have stamped this with one of the flower stamps from carte postale in orchid opulence!

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking TTFN Debbi x x x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Simon Says Challenge...

This week there was a colour challenge - PINK and BROWN. When crafting these are two of my favourite colours - they look so good together and the accessories that you can find to compliment them always look good... So the card that I made was a Forever Friends image this is one of my favourites - I love the little flowers I coloured this with my SU watercolours and then mounted the image on SU! cardstock To finish the image off I used glitter glue in the centre of the flowers - The DSP is Forever Friends and is perfect for this challenge, the brads are also Forever Friends and the sentiment is Whispers Words also mounted on SU! cardstock. The ribbon is taffeta SU! and the bow is tied seperately and then stuck on - I am never confident with bows and they never seem to look right. No matter how many times I watch Monicas tutorial!

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking another great challenge that I really enjoyed - well its hubbys turn for the rest of the week, he is off with the little one and the pox!
Who I might add had crawled today yippee! Aidan that is not the hubby! TTFN Debbi x x x

Forever Friends Challenge...

This weeks challenge was great and made me remember the sunshine we all saw a couple of weeks ago... Manchester has been stuck mostly with rain this week! We had to create using a forever friends 'something' with a citrus twist. Here is what I made the card blank is one a friend gave me from a swap she had on Split Coast and so is the DSP (so I don't know where they came from - but how beautiful is the paper?) I think it goes with the theme really well. I painted the image using SU! watercolours and the image is mounted on SU! card (no surprise there LOL) and the dots are craftwork cards. The charm is one that Sam gave me...

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - this was a great challenge and it really cheered me up! It has also prompted me into doing a forever friends workshop next week!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Blog awards...

Yeay two awards and i must apologise for for how long it has taken me to get them on!

The first one is from my very good friend Sam who is a crafty buddy right on the doorstep - with more penny black stamps than I ow (always a good friend to have - although I win on Stampin Up!) and the second is from Teri who has followed my blog for ages and has made lovely comments on my work... Check out their blogs they are great - so to kill two birds with one stone I am going to give both awards to the following people...

Dawn - beautiful work and very classy always so bright

Germana - sent me a lovely card from ILWS card swap

Jules - great cards and fantastic designs

Monica - a lovely lady that has never failed to answer ANY question that I have asked (although she laughs at where my craft stuff is kept!)

Sara - a great designer and always says lovely things about my work!

Thanks for looking and heres hoping we continue to be friends and visit eachothers blogs x x x

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Sketch Saturday... Mandys sketch!

This is a great sketch and I really enjoyed doing it... I hope that I have done it justice!

The image is Summer by the Sea SU! but one that I have never used before and I picked it because of shape and where the detail lies. I love the way that her foot is dangling in the water and the detail that her foot is making! I then painted this with my watercolours and then mounted it on SU! cardstock. The DSP is scribble scrabble and I love it the quality is great ( i have promised Aimes I will get some pictures on of the purchase I made asap! ) The dots are craftwork cards and the sentiment is carte postale. The ribbon is from my stash...

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - TTFN Debbi x x x

Penny Black Challenge 'blooming gorgeous!'

Well the little one still isn't well but both kiddies are now in bed and the hubby is on a school reunion so I can play - yippee! challenge time! LOL. This week on Penny Black we had just the words BLOOMING GORGEOUS and we had a free reign on what we created...
I have used an image borrowed from a friend - coloured this with my watercolours and then this is mounted on cardstock from SU! soft subtles and earth elements - beautiful... The DSP is also SU and from the mini catalogue they are called Tea Party and I love them! They fitted in so well with this challenge, the ribbon is also SU!. The flowers are punched from a woodware punch and the dots are craftwork cards...

I hope you like my card and thanks for looking - TTFN Debbi x x x

Friday, 5 June 2009

Stamp With Us!

So here we are another week and another great challenge - this week again I am running late as I have been really busy with work, leaving me shattered and also the chicken pox finally made an appearence for little Aidan and we are having a rough couple of days - at the mement he is a little spotty (getting spottier by the minute) bless him!

Anyway back to the great challenge we have had this week, this card is made using the SU! stampset carte postale - a beautiful set recently purchased from the lovely Deborah O'D and this is the first time that I have used it! Here is a picture of the sketch that we had to follow...
I decided to use only two colours this week keeping things simple as there is al ot of detail in the sketch and I think it works! I have punched out the image then mounted this on brocade blue cardstock, this is then mounted on a black scallop punch - I have used mini dimensionals to mount the layers on to give them some depth and I think this adds to the effect. I then used brocade blue ribbon and cardstock and a basic black card black to mount it all on...

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - again I really enjoyed this challenge check out the blog and have a go yourself! TTFN Debbi x x x

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Cutie Sunday!

Here is another challenge and this week we had to follow a sketch - I have coloured a Penny Black image with SU! watercolours and I have mounted this on SU cardstock, the dots are punched from SU punches and raised using the palm of my hand and the end od a paint brush! The paper is In My Minds Eye and one of the many purchases I made on Saturday from the lovely Deborah O'D who definately has the buying disease I have - and probably all crafters suffer from! LOL! The sentiment is an SU stamp set but one I don't have I used it at my craft club this evening...
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking! TTFN Debbi x x x