Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Phew!!! Made it with my final card to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I have used Mulberry Wood "Dreams of Santa" stamp and the backing papers from the CD.  Popped it onto a bit of Core'dinations and then coloured with my faithful speccies and then added a little sentiment and glitter to finish!
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Santa and his Sack - CR11, DR5 & DR7
Santa's Beard - FS1, FS3 & Blender
Trees - CG1, CG2, CG4 & JG1
Chimney - TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4 & TN7
Robin - TN2, TN3, DR5 & DR7
Sky - IB1, IB2, IB3 & Blender
Roof Top - IB1, IB2 & Blender
and a close up!
Have a wonderful day tomorrow and hope Santa brings you everything off your list!!!!
No rest for the wicked, off to make truffles now!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Mulberry Wood - A Christmas Gift

Hi everyone, hope everyone is beginning to feel a little more festive.  I'm getting quite excited now, been very busy today and I think I can officially say I have finished buying presents!! Yippee!!!
Well onto my card, it's for a very dear friend Patricia, who lives in Scotland.  Patricia has a blog if you would like to visit! 
I have used Mulberry Wood Christmas Stamp called A Christmas Gift and coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs.  I have used Die'sire Die, Enchanted Spring and Die'sire corners from the Ornamental Flower Frame. Added a stamped sentiment and a few flowers from my stash!
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Robin, Hat & Berries - DR1, DR3, DR5 & DR7
Around Robins - GB5, OR1 & OR2
Holly Leaves - CG1, CG2, CG3 & CG4
Mistletoe - DG1, DG2 & DG3
Bauble - CT1 & CT2
A Close up!

Thanks for calling by, I so appreciate all your comments!
Merry Christmas

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Strawberry Kisses Christmas - Together Forever

Well whilst I blog this it's the X-Factor Final so I also know it's nearly Christmas!!! OMG!!!! Today's card is from the Strawberry Kisses Christmas range!
I have used Core'dinations card stock from the Traditional Christmas Collection and Christmas Embossed Collection which is the first time using the embossed one and it's fabulous!  I have used my Mulberry Wood Christmas CD for my backing paper.  I stamped my Together Forever image onto Neenah and used the Die'sire Classical Frame and coloured in using my Spectrum Noirs and added some Stickles Crystal to his hat!  I also used the classical frame to edge the sides of my panel at the side in gold mirri! Added some ribbon, a bow, a snowflake, holly and then finally a sentiment!
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Cat - IG1, IG4, IG6 & Blender
Hat & Scarf - CR11, DR5, DR7, LG2, JG1 & JG3
Dog - TN1, TN2, TN3 & TN6
Feet & Eye - EB1, EB2 & EB3
Ground - IG1, IG2, IG6
Around Image - IG1
Together Forever - CR11, DR5 & DR7

And a Close up!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love Debbie

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sledging By in Mulberry Wood!

Hi everyone, hope your having a good day and your not too cold cos by heck it's bitter out there!!!
Today's card is from Mulberry Wood.  I have used Core'dinations and distressed the edges with my Sand It Gadget!  I have used papers from the Mulberry Wood Christmas CD and then used my Grand Calibur (haven't got my E-Bosser till Xmas - Yikes!!!) to cut my die from Marianne Designs!  I used Neenah card and stamped my Sledging By image and coloured him in with my Spectrum Noirs! Added a few card candi and bit of fancy ribbon from my stash and my greeting I typed up on word, a full sheet and then used the smallest tag from Die'sire Scalloped Die Tag, added a bit of glitter and red ribbon.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Trees - CG1, 2, 4 & JG1
Hat - LV1, 2 & 3
Scarf - LV2 & DR3
Sledge - DR1, 3 & 7
Cheeks & Feet - PP1, 2 & Blender
Sky - IB1, 2, 3 & Blender
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Craftaganza 2012 - Day 3

Here goes, my last day at the fabulous Craftaganza! Today was all about "speed crafting" and by heck you had to be quick!!!!
First off our group which I forgot to mention were the "Brilliant Blues" were with Clare Hamer and we made another fabulous card using the amazing E-Bosser!
Next up was Sarah Millsop and we made a Shambala Bracelet, again not finished but I will finish it as totally loved doing this, it just took a bit of time to get the knots right!!!
Next we were off to Nigel May's class! We made a card from the Card Companions from his new CD which is coming out soon!!! He's a lovely guy and he even signed all our cards!! 

Lots of fun was had in his class and we had a group photo taken too!
After lunch it was straight off to Leann Chivers class where we coloured in with Spectrum Noirs!  We were given sheets to practice on for the Accreditation Award.
So glad I have mine!!!
Next up was Sara Davies and we made a "Peek-a-Boo" card! So glad to be shown how to make it, we all loved it!!!
Lastly was Louisa McClean and we were paper folding again to make a Christmas Tree this time sprayed with Spray & Sparkle!
Hope you have enjoyed looking at my makes! 
I had an absolutely fantastic time, roll on Craftaganza 2013!!!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Craftaganza 2012 - Day 2

Here is what I got up to on day 2 at the fabulous Craftaganza!
First class today was with fabulous Leann and it was colouring with Spectrum Noirs and making a card. I absolutely love this card and Leann showed us how to do chocolate box bows - I think that all DT cards will have these on from now on as we all loved them!!!! 
Funny thing happened, we were all busy making our cards and I went to get my topper which I had fabulously coloured in (LOL!!) and couldn't find it, then spotted Caroline (another DT member) who I was sat next too had only half inched it and had inked the edges and had matted and layered it too and was onto her last cut, it was so funny! Well saved me a heap of time I can tell you, thanks Caroline!!!
Here is the finished card!
Next class was with the one and only Sara and we made a Stationery Case!
There was a lot of scoring and folding but got instructions now so should be able to do one "all be myself"!!  As you can see it's not quite finished but I will complete, it's on my to do pile!!!
The last class of the day was with the lovely Louisa and we made a wreath made of cones - well some of us did!!!! I just couldn't get my cones all the same, just wanted it to look perfect! Louise did try to help but I failed, miserably! Here's what I ended up with, still a load to roll!!!
On the evening it was party time at the Aston Hotel, was totally shocked when I was awarded a certificate for being the "biggest crafting perfectionist" all because of those cones, I'll be dreaming about them!!! LOL!!! I was presented my certificate by Simon, Sara's hubby, OMG I was so emotional!
Then we had a special guest Mr Nigel May!!! It's was A-May-Zing!!!! He did a "This is your Life" and we learnt such a lot about him, we now know he has a tattoo on his bum! LOL!!!
 Here's a picture of us! 
Well thats it for now, final day tomorrow!
Thanks for popping by!
Debbie xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Craftaganza 2012 - Day 1

Have had the most awesome time ever at the Crafter's Companion Craftaganza which ran over 3 days! I'm totally exhausted!!! I know these aren't in date order but better late than never!
The first day was Thursday and the first class we had was with Claire Hamer and we used the amazing E-Bossers!!!!! We had to share which didn't go down well, we all wanted one each! LOL! We made this, totally love it and have it hanging in my "crafty area". We used the fabulous new Die'sire dies and quilling flowers.

Next class was with Sarah Millsop and we made a necklace and earring set, well nearly, I made half the necklace but promise to finish it, just took so long to get the hang of making loops, I was loopy by the time it ended!! LOL!!! But did manage the earrings!!!!
The last class of the day was with Sheena Douglass, what a laugh she is!!! and I made this!! Pretty impressed with myself I have to say.  We used Luminarte paints which were awesome! Added some stamps, embossed it, a bit of tearing and voi-la!!!!
Will be back with more!!!
Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sneek Peek 4 - SWALK Pawfect Pals

Here's another SWALK card, just wanted to squeeze another one in before the launch tomorrow!!!
I have used the Digistamp CD to make this one and used my Spectrum Noirs to colour her in. I used backing paper from the SWALK 2 CD and layered my image up onto a Die'sire Die called Ornamental Oval Frame and added a few buttons, bit of ribbon and a rose!

Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Hair - GB1, 8, 10 & EB5
Dress & Bows - DR1, 5 & 6

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love Debbie

My 3rd Sneek Peek - SWALK Paw-fect Pals

Hi everyone, have to be quick as have an appointment at the hairdressers in half an hour!!!!
Getting sorted as so excited about the Crafters Companion Craftaganza which takes place next Thursday, Friday and Saturday!! I am so excited I'm fit to bursting!!!!!!
Here is another card from me using the Paw-fect Pals CD. 
I have used backing papers from the CD and used the colouriser to get as close to the colour of her chair as I could! I have decoupaged the girl with her cat and layered onto a Die'sire Die called Waltz Frame.  Next I used a sentiment from the SWALK Digistamp CD, which have to say is fabulous and coloured it to match! Added a few card candi and a rose to finish off!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love Debbie

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sneek Peek No 2 - Paw-fect Pals

Here's my 2nd Sneek Peek from the new SWALK CD - Paw-fect Pals that is being launched on Create & Craft this Friday, 16th November 2012!
There are 3 CDs in total being launched, Paw-fect Pals, an addtional papercraft CD and a Digi CD, all SWALK, how cool is that! Also there are 12 new stamp sets!!!
I have used the Card Companions this time from the CD together with the use of 2 Die'sire Dies, Lace Border 5 & corner dies from the Ornamental Flower Frame.  I have added some glitter, ribbon and gems.
Will be posting another sneek peek tomorrow!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love Debbie


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My 1st Card as a DT Member for Crafter's Companion!

OMG!!! How happy am I!!!!!! I am now a DT Member for my favourite Craft Company, Crafter's Companion!!!!!
It's the best news I could ever of wished for! 
There is a new SWALK POTW on Friday, 16th November 2012 called Paw-fect Pals and here is my first Sneek Peek card I made using the new CD.
I have used the Decoupage Sheet, Backing Paper, Border and Buttons to make this, isn't the image just gorgeous!  I have also used "Tags 1" from the new range of Die'sire Dies and then just added a bit of glitzy twine to my buttons.
Hope you like it, will be blogging another tomorrow!

Crafter's Companion will also be launching another 2 CDs, a SWALK Digi CD for the first time and SWALK Papercrafting CD and there will be 12 new Stamp Plates!!! You can read more about it HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love Debbie

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Mark's Birthday!

Hi everyone, hope you are all okay and thanks so much for popping by!
Something different today!  It was my other half's birthday yesterday and he was 40!!!  I made him these 2 cards, one from me and one from my daughter, Ashleigh.  He likes my cards but just not his style so I used my Serif programme to make these!  Have to say when he opened them he was chuffed to bits and said you won't find these in a card shop! He even took a photo of them on his phone so he must of liked them.  Was so pleased as it took forever and a day to find the right images!!!!
The one from me!
His favourite group - Blink 182!

The one from Ashleigh!
One of his favourite cars from his favourite film - Smokey & The Bandit!

Thanks for popping by, love to read your comments!
 Will be putting up some Celebratory Blog Candy in my next post, just got to work out how to do Mister Linky as never done it before!!!!
Debbie x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Mulberry Wood - Birthday card for Aunty!

Hi Everyone, hope you are well! I'm still getting there, on a new tablet now called "Gabapentin"!!!
My card today is for my other halfs Aunty who lives in London, it's her birthday on Tuesday so need to get it off in the post tomorrow!!
I have used a stamp from the Mulberry Wood Everyday Range, it's called "Friend" but as you can see you can use it for other occasions and I have coloured him in using my Spectrum Noir Pens (of course)!  I have used Core'dinations and used an embossing folder, Petit Dot to give a different effect. I used backing paper from the Mulberry Wood CD for the card and insert. The die I have used is a Nestabilities called Eyelet Squares.  I have added some glitzy pink ribbon through the die which I thought gave a nice effect (not fully through mind you as didn't want to waste it!!). Next I added a sentiment from the same stamp plate and just cut freehand and layered up, coloured too with Speccies! Then a couple of punched flowers from my stash and added some pearls.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Dog - TN2,3 & 4
Ears - EB2, 3 & 5
Flowers - PP3, 4 & 5
Daisy - IG2, Blender, GB5
Leaf & Stem - DG1, 2 & 3
Ground - IG1, 2, 5 & Blender
Around Image - IG1
A close up!
The inside
And the back of the card!
Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by, so love to read your comments!

Love Debbie


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Sugar Nellie - To & Fro

Hi Everyone!
Just a very quick post tonight! I have made this card quite a while back for my friend Franki for her shop but it had a different image on, I did blog it way back in February.  Well Franki no longer had the particular stamp in stock so asked me just to change the image of which I have!
It's a Sugar Nellie stamp called "To and Fro".
Colours Used:
Skin - FS2, 3 & TN4
Dress - LV1 & 2
Trousers - TB1, 2 & 4
Shoes - BP1, 4 & 6  TN3, 4 & 7
Flowers - BP1, 4 & 6 and a gem in the centre!
Hair - TN3, 4 & 7
Seat - TN3, 4 & 7
Rope - EB1, 2 & 3
Leaves & Vine - DG2 & 3
Also a Close up!
Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by, love to read your comments!
Love Debbie

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pink & Purple Flora!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for popping by! First must let you know that I am feeling a whole lot better. Have so many tablets to take mind you I should be! LOL!!!! They should be coming to an end soon though!
 Blimey snow in October, who'd of ever thought, thankfully not been too bad here but seeing pics on Facebook last night it looked really bad in places!
Hope your all wrapped up with your heating on enjoying your crafting!!!
My card today is Flora in stamping form this time! I do love her, hence my second card with her! LOL!!!
I have gone for A5 Landscape this time, shocked myself actually as always use square card but the new border dies from CC just had to be used this way!!! I have used Die'sire Lace Border 5. I have used Bazzill card stock and used an EK Success Border Punch of which I threaded pink ribbon through. I then used this beautiful backing paper from the Toreads CD. Next I used Nestabilities Labels Twenty Two to stamp my image of Flora and then coloured her with Spectrum Noirs! Edged the die with purple to give a soft look and then put some glitter round her hair crown!
My embellishments are flowers made up from the CD with a brad in the centre, a birthday sentiment also from the CD and then I used a gorgeous corner die from the Ornamental Flower Frame and then added some tiny purple gems here and there!
Colours Used:
Skin - FS2, 3 & TN2
Dress & Flowers - PP4, 5 & 6
Leaves - DG2 & 3
Hair - LV1, 2 & 3
Gone around image with IG1

Here's a close up!
and the inside this time!
Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by, love to read your comments!
Love Debbie

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sugar Nellie - Santa With Tree!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all well and thank you for visiting my blog!
Still not over my trapped nerve, had to go back to the docs on Friday who gave me 3 different tablets to take, one being Diazepam, again! So just soldiering on!!! Have to be honest it's not as bad (as not laid flat out, LOL!) but still got the pain in my head and in my shoulder and arm!
Well here is my new card.  I have made it for my friend Franki who has her own craft shop and it is for a demo card in her shop.  She let me have this gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp of whose stamps I have never used, isn't it brill!!
To make this I used 8x8 scalloped card and matted and layered silver mirri and used backing paper from Humphrey's Corner Jingle Bells CD (twin pack) Next added some red crispy ribbon from Franki's shop!
I then embossed a sheet of Core'dinations using a Crafts Too Snowflake folder. Next I stamped my image onto an X-Cut Nestie die and coloured my image using Spectrum Noir pens and added some glitter.  To finish off I used Memory Box Frosty Border Die and a Marianne Creatables Snowflake and added from my Paintbox Poppets Yuletide Stamps a fantastic circled date and encapsulated this into a Round Epiphany - isn't it fab, coloured it too with my Speccies to match. Oh then a few Card Candi!!!
Colours Used:
Santa - DR1, 5, 7
Tree & Holly - JG1, 2, 4 
Face - FS2, 3, TN2, FS6 & Blender
Beard - IG1, 2, 3 & Blender
Boots - IG6, 8, 9, 10 & Blender
Lantern Outside - GB8, 10
Lantern Inside - CT3, 4, OR1 & Blender
and a close up!
Hope you like and thanks so much for stopping by, love to read your comments!
Love Debbie

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Whoo Hoo my first card with Toreads - Flora! - CC October Challenge

Oh my what a week I have had! Since last Friday the 5th I have had the headache from hell, went to see a Doctor who said that I had a trapped nerve in my neck which was pulling on my membrane on the right of my head and gave me strong painkillers (Codine & Paracetamol).  I suffered so badly over the weekend the pain was excrutiating.
Monday I was back to the Docs, no make-up and hair not done that was how bad I was, he gave me Diclofenac and told me that taking Codine makes it worse and not to take anything else other than the Diclofenac!
Wednesday came, couldn't stand it anymore, didn't seem to work, so went back to the Doctors to be given Diazapam and was basically out of it till yesterday afternoon!!!! 
It was my first time back on my PC on Saturday and had loads of e-mails!!!! I have been using my daughters I-Pad but only for a short time here and there to catch up with FaceBook as couldn't stand being away from craft!!!! Feeling a whole lot better today, I am so relieved, still a bit woosy but better!! Pain hasn't gone totally but can live with it! 
Anyway just had to get on with a card with my new Toread CD which I won on the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop!!!!
So chuffed!!! So here it is!
Made using 8x8 scalloped card.  I have used Gold Mirri as my matting and layering and just had to use one of the gorgeous decoupage papers, I choose Flora as I love her cute face!  I cut out one of the border panels, these are fab by the way! 
I then mounted this onto one of the beautiful backing papers!  I then added a few leaves from my Marianne Die, some Card Candi and then used my Magic Mirror Die'sire Die and mounted the sentiment onto it! Oh and then I added some tiny gems along the border!

Entered into Octobers Crafter's Companion Birthday Challenge
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Would love to read you comments they make my day :-)
Love Debbie xxx 

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Mulberry Wood Snowmen!

Phew what a day! Went to Teesside Park and did a bit of "treat" Shopping then got home and discovered that out fridge had been leaking! Found out it was the pipe that connects the fresh water that comes out the dispenser at the front, so we have had to move the fridge (it's massive!) and pull back the carpet to let it dry, so hence the heating is on full!!! Just thought you might think "why is the fridge on a carpet" it won't fit in the kitchen as too big so it is in the Dining Room, one day we will have the wall knocked through so a big kitchen day!!!!!
Onto my card, I have used the Mulberry Woods CD, what I first had in mind wasn't this!! About 10 pages later of printing this is how it ended up!! Oh well, lots of sheets already printed for later! Bet we all do it!!
I have used Silver Mirri card and then backing paper from the CD.  I used a 6x6 Embossilicious Folder onto So-Mod Core'dinations in blue. Next I printed off a sheet from the Card Companions Section on the CD and sprayed it with the Pink Iridescent Glitter Spray. I then cut out one of the fab snow globes, added a sentiment and then lots of silver glittered snowflakes!
Hope you like it! So looking forward to receiving my new Toreads CD! :-)
Thanks for popping by!
I so love to read all your comments! :-)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Strawberry Kisses Christmas - Snow the Kitten!

My card today is from the Strawberry Kisses Christmas Collection, isn't Snow the Kitten just the cutest thing ever!!! The image is from the Love You Stamp plate and the text from the Just For You stamp plate!
This card was inspiration from Linda Hill, I just loved the effect given around the stamped image and the fact that the stamp is actually off the die and just had to try it!
Please visit Linda's Blog, she does amazing cards!!!
Here's a link also to see how to stamp off the page!!! 
I have used my card stock from my pearlescent pack of which I am still not sure where its from!!! and the backing paper is from the Mulberry Wood CD.  
I have used the "Floral Ovals" die from Spellbinders and stamped my image onto this then used my Speccies to colour along with some glitter!
Now for the effect I have used a Nellie Snellen punch of which I have punched out Centura Pearl Paper lots and lots!!! and then glued them onto an oval of card behind the die to create this gorgeous effect! Will be trying this out again!!!
Finally I used one of my snowflake dies in the pink (used the square base to cut it out before I stuck it down) and silver glitter card and then a few Card Candi!
Hope I have done well Linda!!

Colours Used:
Hat - DR1, 3, 5 & 7
Cat - IR1, 2, 4 & Blender
Ear & Paw - CR3 & 4
Just For You - CR3, 4, & 5
And a close up!!

Thanks for popping by, love to read your comments!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Crafters Companion Challenge 28 - Gold!

Here is my entry for the Crafter's Companion Challenge 28 - Gold! If you fancy having a go you have until 30th September at 6pm.  Here's the link CC Monthly Challenge Blog
Haven't used Popcorn in ages!! This card is for my Uncles Birthday!
I have used the Popcorn Platinum Mens CD, totally love frame cards and this shed image was perfect!  Used lots of Gold and made a matching box too!
Hope you like it!
Thanks for popping by, love to read your comments!
Debbie x