Monday, 31 August 2009


I have been asked to make all the birthday cards for the guys at work - which is great for the crafting involved although you always wonder if the person you are making the card for will like it - especially when you don't really know them!

For this card I have used a retired SU stampset that I still love and use quite a lot Nice and Easy Notes. I have used the retired DSP from this year. The brown ribbon is SU and the Pink ribbon is Offay. I have painted the image with my water colurs using an aqua painter

I love the colour combination of close to cocoa and rose red I think that they look really good together and compliment eachother well...

I hope you like the card and I will try and be a good blogger this week and post more often - especially with the exciting week that is the world of SU! Thanks for looking Debbi x x x

Monday, 24 August 2009

not being poorly...

Quick post this evening just to share a picture with you of my beautiful boys I took this weekend after not touching them or cuddling them for nearly a week - because of the dreaded swine flu. We had a quiet weekend as hubby was working away and this is yesterday afternoon just after watching a Scooby Doo film... Both my boys are not big fans of clothes as you can tell!
This is a card that Joshua has made for my brother whose birthday is tomorrow, he picked the stamp set, the colours and stamped the train himself. I only had to do the track - he even picked the words and was adament that he didn't want Happy Birthday - I did give him the choice!
Thanks for looking Debbi x x x

Friday, 21 August 2009

Shoe Box!

Hi everyone - Sorry not done a proper post for a while - I am beginning to feel better now so am hopefully on the mend and back to crafting! As you are aware I went to a shoe box swap a couple of weeks at Janes gorgeous house - there were five of us in total and I have managed too finish two of the projects! I did finish Margarets on the evening but other than that only made a start on the others! and as I have been unwell since I haven't done much crafting - However y/day I managed to finish Jeanette's project, which I am sure you will agree is beautiful I made the bag on the evening although did not make the cards, I made these last night and I love the colour combinations that Jeanette has used, they work so well together. The papers are Ski Slope and the ribbon is 1/4' grosgrain the colurs used are real red, chocolate chip and old olive. The stamp on the front of the box is from the scandinavian set in the mini catalogue - the cards made are slightly different than the ones that Jeanette made as I don't have the border punch (think I'll haver to get one!)
Hope you like it! Thanks for looking and we'll see what crafting I can do this weekend hubby is away working! Debbi x x x

Friday, 14 August 2009

blog list


Quick post I have added a list down the side of my blog of some of the very talented Stampin' Up! demos that I have come to know over on ILWS - take a look they are very talented!

More crafting later - although how much I am not sure as I have swine flu! oink oink LOL

I'll try and post later today or over the weekend!

thanks for looking - Debbi x

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Stampin' Up! new catty launch party...

Ladies ...

The new and much awaited Stampin' Up! catalogue is nearly upon us and I will be holding a launch party! It will be an openhouse - but I would like to know if you would like to attend so I can organise the nibbles and the make and take packs for everybody. I am looking to hold the launch party on the 29th September from about 7.00pm...

There will be a couple of make and takes to do - with products from the new catalogue - yippee I hear you all shout.

A raffle with the prize being something that will be in the new catalogue.

A demonstration of a small project - also made with NEW products

and various offers on purchases on the night...

If you are interested or would like further details please email me

See you soon Debbi x x x

Sunday, 9 August 2009


I apologise for the lack of posts in the last few months and am going to commit to updating more frequently and you will pleased to know that I have a new camera and the piccies are back! I have not been crafting a lot and have somewhat lost my way - with working full time and the boys and a hubby, I was beginning to find it hard to fit any crafting in and before you know it months have passed and you are not crafting at all!
Hopefully I am beginning to change that again and am starting to craqaft and the fact that I am signed up with Stamp with Us for the summer should get me motivated...

So tonights post will be a number of things...

The first the card that I made for the first Stamp With Us challenge where we were tasked with making a card that used the following:

here is the card I hope you like it!
I made this card for one of the ladies I work with - she asked me to make the card for her grandad who loves his garden - this is the card I made using clear stamps and my SU! markers building up the colour with each layer and then using an aquapainter to blend the colour and make them softer
I hope you like it!I covered this pad for my friend Sam using SU! DSP just too cheer her up as like myself she has not been crafting much and I am hoping this will get her juices flowing - sometimes when I am not in a crafty mood doing something completely different really motivates me and this worked for me this week I love the bright colour and I used the punches to layer up her initial! I haven't given her the pad yet as I am in my PJ's ( so I hope she doesn't see this befiore tomor )
Finally... LOL in a way I have kind of misssed this!
Here is a sneak peak of the shoebox swap I am doing tomorrow I loved preparing this and again I love the colours I have picked The cardstock is from the american catalogue an in colour baja breeze, there is also matching ribbon - LOVE IT...
I hope you like what you see all will be revealed in the next couple of days when I have all the other projects that we are doing I cannot wait - if you live in the Manchester area and would like to do a shoe box swap let me know - I am looking to arrange one in the next few weeks!
thanks for looking everyone and it is good to be back - all comments are appreciated!
Debbi x