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Thursday, 27 September 2012

A little crafting just because...

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be be given this beautiful Akice image to work with - I think you will agree she is stunning...
Check out what else is available at Chrissie' s etsy shop - CDeeDesigns
I am sure that you will find something that inspires you!

I decided to look at 'different' images of Alice rather than something that we are used to seeing and chose this picture as the inspiration - 


I love the expression in her face!


Here is my card... I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and then inked the edges, mounting the image on red card stock and distressing the edges...
I have added borders across a panel of DSP with a London background which I think sets of the image, I have also inked the edges of this and then distressed this...
I added a papermania flower to the edge of the image panel decorated with a brad (the lovely Tina sent me the flower!)


Here is a close up of the image
Beautiful to work with!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
wicked wedsnesday - based on a story
altered alice - bright garden flowers

I hope you like my card today and thank you for looking...
As always your comments are appreciated!
and WELCOME TO ALL MY NEW FOLLOWERS! 
Happy Crafting
Debbi x

Monday, 24 September 2012

crafty emblies DT - woohoo





Crafty-emblies
Hello - me again and so soon!

Here is my first project for the wonderful shop that is CRAFTY EMBLIES... lots of woody goodness that get the creative juices flowing and certainly lots to chose from...
The prize for this week's challenge is 
£10 voucher for the store...
and the challenge this week is - 
DRESSMAKER!

At first I was wondering what I should do and my friend gave me a 3D frame that I thought would be perfect to create a scene in... This is something that I am very new to doing and altered art is something I find myself moving towards...

For my frame I decided that I was going to use the colours cherry cobbler and black - two very striking colours that I think look great together...


a close up of the dress maker dummy x 


scissors with glossy accents!


cotton bobbin
tape measure
buttons


journalling word


I hope that you like my project and thanks for looking...
Cannot wait to see what you create!
hugs
Debbi x 


Sunday, 23 September 2012

the crafty pad... inspired by a song!

Hello!

This morning I am sharing with you the card that I have made for the Crafty Pad... this weeks challenge is 'inspired by a song' and what a great one it is...


the sponsor for this weeks challenge is 


and as usual we have a great prize


I cannot wait to see what you create...

So for my card I used

'the green green grass of home' 
as inspiration...

I could just imagine Albert trying his hardest to get the grass to grow in his garden
LOL

I have used green tones throughout the card and love the effect that this has created - a very simple card that I have used several layers on.


The sentiment is something a little different as well - a border that is embossed and glittered (think it works well though!)

I hope you like my card and thanks for looking...
I am also sorry I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks I will share all a little later!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
broken box - harvest/ fall
brown sugar - anything goes
clearly i stamp - harvest/ fall
dilly bean - autumn colours
fairytale - autumn

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and as always your comments are appreciated
hugs
Debbi x 


Friday, 14 September 2012

NEW CHALLENGE


HELLO!

This morning I am sharing with you a new challenge blog that will launch on
OCTOBER 3rd

The challenge blog will run along side our 
and we would love to welcome you to come and join in the fun...
we offer: 
fun challenges and technique tuesday
Lots more will be happening in the next few months - so why not come and join in the fun...

The challenge blog first challenge will be ANYTHING GOES and there are some great prizes on offer for the winner and we hope that you will join us for our bi-weekly challenges!

We have a fantastic design team in place to inspire you and they are working on some fantastic projects to share with you!








and of course
me!

So keep your eyes peeled!
for more news to come in the next couple of weeks!

Happy Crafting
Debbi x 





Tuesday, 11 September 2012

LEJ Designs DT... winter wishes

Hello!
I hope that I find you well this morning and I hope that you are having better weather than what we are experiencing...
RAIN 
and lots of it!
I am trying to be good and walk up to school - however when the rain comes down I really feel like jumping in the car - I have been good this morning and walked and I am going for trip number 2 in the next hour on foot as well!
Get me! This weight will come off
(brushes biscuit crumbs from mouth! hehe)

So the challenge that we have on LEJ Designs this week is 
Winter Wishes
I decided that I was going to create a card that was not using a Christmas theme - because I see the two as different!


I coloured the image with my pro-markers and then stamped snow flakes around her. I inked the edges of the image and then mounted her on pearlised card again inking the edges... Down the side of the card I added the word winter and 3 card candi to the left of the card...

The sponsors for this weeks challenge are:



Mishelflo Creative Crafting




3 digi designs

and the LEJ digi jackpot stands at 
2 images


This is my last DT for Lindsay and I hope that LEJ Designs goes from strength to strength for her - she deserves to succeed with all the hard work that she has put in!

Keep an eye out for new things that I will be working on in the next couple of months!
Thank you for visiting my blog today and as always your comments are appreciated!
Happy Crafting
hugs
Debbi x 


Sunday, 9 September 2012

A crafty pad challenge...


Hello!

This morning I am sharing with you the card that I have made for the challenge over at the crafty pad this week is 
SCRAPTASTIC...
Where we want you to be using up the scraps that you create
and you know that as a crafter you very throw anything away)

There are come great sponsors this week...


and 


This week our team were given images to work with and they are all fantastic... i was lucky enough to chose a LOTV image (as you know these are a firm favourite of mine)

So here is my card...

I have coloured the image with my pro-markrs and tried to keep the colours traditional Christmas colours - I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
When I had finished colouring the image I inked the edges - and you may notice a little smudge to the left of the bow on the little girl (gutted!) 
lesson learned - if covered in said ink - wait for it to dry before handling your image!


The scraps on my card are the DSP that I have left over from a scrapbook kit that I bought a couple of years
and
the ribbon I have had for about 5 years - one of those that you purchase and very rarely use because it looks great!


here is a close up of the ticket that I have used as a sentiment - one of the crafty pad ones!


the ribbon and edge of the card

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
allsorts - layers
challenges4everyone - anything goes
dream valley - something old - ribbon something new - image


I hope you like my card and thanks for looking
As always your comments are appreciated and thank you to all the new followers that I have gained in the the last few days...
Happy Crafting 
Debbi 
x

Please also if you can take the time to look at my team mate Dawn Lancastor's just giving page


Saturday, 8 September 2012

a challenge for a friend!


Hello!
Earlier on this week the lovely Linda Simpson asked if we would enter the kraftyhands challenge - I only have one crafters companion stamp and this is it... I cannot enter the challenge though as it is ribbons and lace! Luckily my Josh is at a birthday party this afternoon and he needed a card to take with him... so I decided to make this card anyway!


A close up of the image that I have coloured with my promarkers and then outlined in grey...

I have added some shading to the image - this is something that I am practicing and I think I am getting better... I have inked the edges of the panel and I have added a panel of black and then a panel of red to the background. I have added a piece of spotty DSP to the card blank and also inked the edges of this... I added 3 card candi to the top left of the card and a number 7 to the right...
The sentiment is Stampin' Up!


A close up of the card candi 


a close up of the number 7 and edge of the card

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
gem of a challenge - a boy thing
di's digi challenge - back to school
emmas crafty challenge - back to school

with the boys back at school that means peace and crafty fun!
I hope you like my card and thanks for looking... As always your comments are appreciated...
Happy Crafting!
Debbi x

Friday, 7 September 2012

ATC and FAT PAGE DT...

Hello!
This morning I am sharing wit you the DT makes that I have created for this weeks challenges - buttons and bows!
I will be honest I found this really difficult - bows are not a strong point with me and I tend to avoid them! LOL

Here is my Fat Page...


For this I have coloured the image with pro-markers using pastel colours and have then inked the edges of the panel... I added a piece of blue pearlised card and then a piece of DSP in bright contrasting colours... I added blue ribbon down the left hand side of the card blank and tied a bow to the top... I added three buttons to the bottom of the card... Very simple design but I think this workss - especially as there is a lot going on in the image...


a close up of the image


a close up of the edge of the card showing the bow and the layers

the sponsor for the challenge this week is - 
freshly brewed designs

Fresh brewed Designs
offering 3 digi images


becky's place
Beccy's Place
3 digi images

My ATC (I have made a card!)


For the Fat Page I have again coloured the image with my pro-markers and as the nymph was NAKED yes NAKED! I covered the middle section in black and then added gold metallic marker to add detail... 
Have mounted the image on layers of card then on a DSP and have inked all the edges. I then added a row of buttons down the edge of the card...


a close up of the image


the row of buttons

I hope you like my makes this week and thank you for looking... As always you comments are appreciated...
Happy Crafting
hugs
Debbi x





Thursday, 6 September 2012

STEAMPUNK JUNKIES... goes live!


Hello!

Today I am sharing with you the DT project that I have made for a new challenge blog that goes live this morning - 

The challenge this week is anything goes and you can really let your imagination go wild! For my project I decided that I would cover a notebook in a steampunky fashion!


So I hope that you will join us in this JUST FOR FUN CHALLENGE... When was the last time that you had a crafting session just for the fun of it??


I have covered the notebook in a sheet of A4 card and the added a panel of DSP on to this, I added another piece to be a centre and a receipt ticket to ovelap this...
I added steampunk elements to thhe edge of the panel and a flower to the bottom right...

I hope you like my notebook and thanks for looking... As always your comments are appreciated!
Happy Crafting!
Debbi x 




Wednesday, 5 September 2012

BLOG CANDY WINNER


I am sorry for the late posting of this - however I have had a very hectic weekend and some bad news at the start of the week...

We have had to have our beautiful rescue shar-pei put down as he was very poorly and I couldn't see him suffer... 

We have had him two years and he was very much part of the family and had a beautiful nature, was fantastic with the children and people - just didn't like cats or other dogs!

Would steal food given the chance and this included what ever you were eaten, his favourites for stealing were apple cores and bananas! 



trying to be very small when sneaking onto my bed!


Ready for Santa with his stocking!

I have had some lovely messages off friends in the last couple of days so just wanted to say a massive thank you to those people as well!

CANDY!

On to the blog candy...

I always find it fairer to use random number generator for prizes on my blog... So here you are:


This means that the winner of my candy is the very lovely Lindsay - I will post out to you in the next couple of days... A massive thank you to all my new followers and thank you for your continued support of my blog... I love reading your comments about my work and hope you continue to like what you see!

Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

AVERY SPECIAL CHALLENGE

Good Morning 
Today I am sharing with you the details of a very special challenge over on the crafty pad blog this challenge will run until the 29th of September and there are some fabulous sponsors that are offering GREAT prizes... You will have plenty of time to join in...
Here are the images that you can use if you wish for the challenge at the Crafty Pad

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
OR
THINK PINK!

The images are available from the Crafty Pad and you can get them from here...

http://thecraftypad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/breast-cancer-awarenessthink-pink.html

Once you have finished you card/ project you can upload them the the challenge blog - where as i have already mentioned there are some great prizes up for grabs!

Many of you will know that the mum of my teamie on the Crafty Pad the very talented Dawn Lancaster has been fighting cancer over the past few months and is at the moment under going chemotherapy...



Dawn has decided that to honour her mum and everyone that has ever had to fight breast cancer she is going to shave her head, raising money for the charity BREAKTHROUGH CANCER ...

Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Something that I truly admire having lost my own mum several years ago to cancer and in the last year a couple of very special friends, here is the link for Dawn's JUST GIVING PAGE
If you can spare a few £'s please follow the link every penny will help Dawn smash her target! 

JustGiving Home

The head shave event will be on the 8th September and I cannot wait to see how much Dawn will raise for her well deserved charity...

I wish her all the luck in the world for doing such a very brave thing and truly admire her courage to shave her head as it is something that I don't think that I could go through with - So sending Dawn massive hugs xoxoxo


thank you for taking the time to visit
good luck in the challenge 
and massive hugs to Dawn xxx
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 


crafty pad - new release


Vintage Grunge Baroque Collection preview                                            



 Well it is the beginning of the month again and there are some fantastic new releases for you digi lovers to play with at the crafty pad...


The image that I was asked to work with was the wash tub and I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and then added crystal effects to the top of the tub where the water is - hoping that this gives the impression of there being water in the - :-)
I have added a mat layer of DSP from the vintage baroque range that I absolutely love!


I have kept the card quite simple and have added a sentiment that I have coloured in ivory


I hope you like my card and thanks for looking... As always your comments are appreciated and welcome to all my new followers!
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x