Monday, 17 January 2011

Sweet Summer...

Morning today's card is made with the SAB set available until the end of February I have used the colours pear pizazz and cherry cobbler I think that they look great together and this is a combination that I have not used together before... For this card I have used the pear as the card blank and inked the edges of the I have then added a panel of cherry cobbler to this again inking the edges. I have used a panel of whisper white card I have stamped the vine in the pear on the left hand side of the card and then added  the block of flowers to the edge of this in the cherry. I added the flwer stamp cut out and added on with dimensional to the centre of the vine, using three of the flowers cust out. I then stamped the sentiment from just believe in cherry and mounted this on the same card stock.
To the corner of the card I have added three pearls (still loving the effect that these give!)
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - Debbi x x x

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Just Believe...

This is a beautiful set (and the one that we received at Convention this year!) and I haven't used it as much as I should have... I decided to join one of the swaps on ILWS this is one that I was involved in last year and it was great - the idea being that you pick a stamp set and then recreate the card shown in the catalogue using that set.
I have shown the page in the catalogue with the stamp set on and the card that I have made.
I have chosen to use the colours crumb cake and chocolate chip with whisper white ribbon. I have used a 9x9 card blank in crum cake and inked the edges in crumb cake ink I have stamped the image in the bottom left hand corner of the card blank. To this I have then added a strip of whisper white ribbon and underneath this I have added a smaller strip of chocolate chip ribbon and added to this the detail of two of the tiny pearls. I have stamped the sentiment above the ribbon in chocolate chip. This is a subtle change to the colours used in the catalogue and I like them together I think that the white ribbon really stands out well.
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - Debbi x x x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Well sale-a-bration is upon us and this years exclusive sets do not disappoint we see 4 sets that are great and available to you with every order that is placed that is over £45.00 until the end of February...So for example if you spend £90.00 you get to chose 2 of these great sets as well as your goodies! If you would like to place an order please phone me or send me an email (details on the side banner)

If you host a workshop during sale-a-bration you and your sales reach £300 you get to chose a sale-a-bration set along with the normal hostess benefits that you will receive... Want to book a workshop and in the Tameside or Manchester area - please contact me!

Thinking of signing up as a demonstrator?? If you sign up during sale-a-bration you get to chose a stamp set from the 2010/2011 catalogue as well as your starter kit up to the value of £44.95... If you have any questions or would like further information please get in touch!

So more on the sets that are available...

wood-mount item 121851
clear-mount item 123217        

So Happy for You
wood-mount item 121853
clear-mount item 123220

Punch Bunch
wood-mount item 121847
clear-mount item 123211

Sweet Summer
wood-mount item 121849
clear-mount item 123214

So the card that I have to share with you today - yes a card! I have made using one of the sale-a-bration sets. This set I have had to keep quiet for a couple of months as we were given it at the recent Convention and as per usual with me I have only just mounted it!
I chose to use the in colours for the card so I have used concord crush and pear pizazz I have co-ordinated this with craft card and whisper white. I stamped the vine in pear and then decoupaged three flowers that I cut by hand. I stamped these in concord crush I then used my aqua brush to add some coloue to the flowers vary roughly and leaving some white to create a little shading, using dimensionals to create the height. I then layered this on craft and then white. inking the edges of each layer. 
I hope you like my card and thanks for looking - it is nice to be crafting again and have the time to play with ink and card! I have missed it! Debbi x x x 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Please check out this link for my friend Joan...
She is suffering from terminal cancer and a very brave lady, her husband has decided to grow his beard all year to raise money for the local hospice Willow Wood and will be raising money through sponsorship for his efforts... On the first he had a shave and this will be his last until the beginning of next year!
I have to admit that I was shocked at how young Matt looked and the difference is amazing him being clean shaven all the years that I have known him I have never seen this - if you are able please give generously to this great cause. Two very special people are raising money for a very worthwhile cause and their story is on the just giving page link I have included!
Thanks for taking the time to look
Debbi x