Tuesday, 30 October 2012


This morning I am sharing with you the make that I have created using the very talented Chrissie's images from CDEE DESIGNS
you can find them here at her ETSY shop

The challenge this week is to create a bookmark and you can find the details of the challenge 
please make sure that you read  the challenge rules properly!
cannot wait to see what you create with the fabulous images that are on offer

I have used the image 'rebecca' for this bookmark and I have coloured her with my pro-markers. I have used craft and tempting turquoise card and a piece of bright DSP to decorate - using grosgrain ribbon
I have attached the image using dimensionals!
I like this very bright and colourful

I have coloured 'hippie luna' also with pro-markers and again used tempting turquoise card along with so saffron and then a piece of co-ordinating DSP
I have added a flower to decorate
A bit impractical for a bookmark - but looks very pretty

The winner of this weeks challenge will win 3 digi images of their choice from Chrissie's shop

A close up of the image

a close up of the flower

I hope you like what I have made and that you will join in the challenge!

Happy Crafting 

if you would like to join my Stampin Up! team...
please follow the following link - there is a great offer this month for new recruits - FREE PAPER!

Visit HERE to get started today!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

my first twinchie...


So I have been promising for weeks to have a go at TWINCHIES and never actually got around to it... The challenge this ,time is to create something spooky and this is what I came up with...

I have used a stitchy bear image and added some colour with pro-markers only two!

and then added a few gems to the bottom left and top right corners and added some glossy accents to the lips to make them shiny!
very simple but I think I have captured the spooky theme!

What do you think??

Happy Crafting
Debbi x 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Stampin Up! TRAINING...


Today I am sharing with you the card fronts that I created for SU training with my team at the weekend... This is training that Julie puts on quarterly to share her wisdom with us! Also a great chance to catch up and have a gossip as well and see the great inspiration tables that a few people made also to inspire us... We made some great projects on the day, but as always I did not finish these - too busy nattering!

For my swap...

I used the new stampset watercolour winter - a new firm favourite for me and I embossed the poinsettia twice using the also new cherry cobbler embossing powder. I then cut these out - all 68 of them! 
and colour washed them with my aqua brush and my ink pad - concentrating the colour to the middle of the flower.
I stamped the fir of the tree in each corner of an ivory blank and inked the edges of this, I stamped merry christmas in the bottom right hand side and added an old olive brad in the top left corner...
I also added a bow to the top right hand side of this - although took my picture before I added them!

Here is a close up of the flower - added dimensionals to make it pop

here is a close up of the sentiment 

I hope you like my swap... if you would like more information on signing up as an SU demo please email me - there is a great offer at the moment to join a great team!

Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Sunday, 21 October 2012


Hello and good morning

Apologies that my post if late this morning - completely disorganised again!
Must try harder!

I have used the Animals in a Dresser image for today's great challenge 

at the crafty pad

We have 2 sponsors this week..
£5 voucher to spend in their fabby online shop

1 pack of Muted Tone Promarkers

I have coloured the image with promarkers and then mounted the image on crumb cake card and marine blue, I have added a piece of retired DSP which I think looked great with the colours that I have chosen for the image. The top of the card i have used a marine blue border and added some thick white twill tape to this. I added a sentiment to the bottom right... Something a little different for me I used acraft coloured card blank and I think that this lends itself to the colours in the image...

what do you think??

Sorry once again for the late post!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Robyn's Fetish New Fall Images Blog Hop! (and my birthday woohoo!)

THIS IS THE ROBYN’S FETISH CHALLENGE NEW FALL IMAGE BLOG HOP.  You should have begun your hop on the 

      You should have arrived here from 

So welcome and it is lovely to have you here today...

Please be sure that you visit all the blogs that are featured in our hop today! 

and you must leave a comment on each blog.
In your comment, please let me know if you are already a follower of my blog or if you have just joined me today...  
You must be a follower to be eligible for a prize

I am sharing with you a fantastic image called 
for my project today... and I am sure that you will agree perfect for fall!

I think that there is a lot that you can do with this!
I have created a tag for you today in colours that I associate with Autumn!

The image is 

I have coloured this using my polychromos and sansador - something that I do not use often enough and now that my craft room is taking shape I will be having them out more! LOL

a close up of the image

a close up of the colouring - using more colour to the edge of the sections of the image

I have distressed the edges of each layer used in the tag and also inked the edges - I have decorated a white tag with distress ink and a tissue and also inked the edges of this... I added two pieces of ribbon and two pieces of twine to the top of the tag and have tied a teapot charm to this
(given to me by the lovely Deb O'D as was the paper!)
I added a flourish to the base of the tag and have added the layers to the tag at jaunty angles!

a close up of the ribbon/ twine detail

Here is a list of the designers that are involved in our blog hop today so you know where you are to visit!

The GRAND PRIZE is the Winner’s choice of 5 of the NEW FALL digital stamps.

There will be 5 winners that will each receive 1 of the NEW FALL digital stamps.  These images will be the image that is “hidden” on 5 DT members’  blogs.

All of the winners will be chosen by random on 
October 19th

So next on your journey you will visit the lovely 
So next on your journey thrur blog hop today you will visit

Our blog hop is running until the 17th October so this gives you plenty of time to get around everyone see all the wonderful creations that have been made using the super new images from Robyn...
So enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by I hope that you like what I have created for you. thank you for all your comments as always they are appreciated!
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:

anything but a card - fall/ autumn
challenge 4 everyone - anything goes
scrappy frogs - autumn/ halloween
visible image - autumn

Sunday, 14 October 2012


Good Morning!

This morning I am sharing with you some exciting news!
As you will be aware I have been given the very exciting opportunity to be on the DT for Robyn's Fetish... 

The first project that I am sharing with you - will be as part of a new fall image blog hop that will take place on the 15th October (tomorrow)

I hope that you will check out the challenge blog tomorrow and join in the fun with us...

See you there!
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Teeny tiny card!

Here is a quick post of a card I made a couple of weeks ago! A very simple design and I have used the colours cherry cobbler and black.
I have used a tiny indigo blu stamp and stamped this in black to the middle of the card, I then added a wooden embellishment...
Very simple but very striking because of the colours used! They look so well together...

Thank you for looking
Happy crafting
Debbi x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

robyns fetish blog hop...

We are having a BLOG HOP!

Come help us celebrate our NEW FALL IMAGES

that will soon be available in the



begins on OCTOBER 15

and will end on OCTOBER 17!

There will be PRIZES!

Join us on OCTOBER 15 to see all of the details 


all of the NEW IMAGES!

Don't miss YOUR chance to win a great prize!

You will LOVE these NEW Images!

You will be AMAZED at the

creations made by the 


Don't miss the FUN!

Be there on OCTOBER 15, 2012!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Crafty Pad... VINTAGE

I hope you have all had a great week...
Apologies for the lack of posts - however my room is still not finished - hopefully this week will see an end to that though... fingers crossed!

So for the Crafty Pad Challenge this week it was my turn to pick and I just had to pick the theme 

I decided to use my favourite images - the dress form trio
and couple this with the papers - vintage distressed

First of all printing the paper and then running them back through the printer to get the image on them. I cut two pieces of the DSP and added this at jaunty angles on a square card - once I had distressed the edges - I then cut the dress forms out and added them to the right hand side of the card (they don't seem to look right on the right hand side)

The sponsor details...

winner to get 3 digi images

I also added elements from the sewing machine set around the edge of the card...
I blew the sentiment up large and distressed this using ink and added this with dimensionals...
I finished the card off using some wooden buttons - and I think this look grreat - I have used muted colours for a vintage feel and also distressed the edges of the DSP.

The button elements are from crafty-emblies
they can be coloured with ink or just left as they come
adding great dimension

I love the feel of this card and feel after a very stressful week to sit and make something so pretty really lifted me! Hey when all said and done is that not the main reason for crafting??

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

gem of a challenge - one for the girls
catch the bug - anything goes
craftymess - anything goes
inspire me fridays - anything goes

I hope you like my card and thank you for looking...
Welcome to all my new followers as well!
Happy Crafting

Monday, 1 October 2012

steampunk junkies... DT


As seems to to the norm for the the minute I am always chasing my tail and this post should have been uploaded last week... so apologies...

For my card this week I have used a crafty individual stamp and stamped this in black... I have then inked the edges in gold and black... I have then layered this on DSP and distressed the edges and added to a dark brown card blank. To decorate I have added some mulberry flowers and also some crafty emblies - to the top of the card I have added a metal charm

The challenge this week is time travel - I do hope that you will join us!

A close up of the image

Crafty emblies - coloured in gold and black


Mulberry flowers!

I hope you like my card and thanks for looking
Happy Crafting

If you are interested in joining the DT please email me