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