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Friday, 31 August 2012

BLOG CANDY...

WOW
over 
200 FOLLOWERS!


THANK YOU!


I am so thrilled that I have gone over 200 followers in the last couple of weeks
I cannot tell you  how much your support means to me! 

I love reading all your comments and I love the fact that you take the time out of your busy schedules to drop by and pass a comment on the work that I have created...

The blog candy that I have for you is something that I use on a daily basis and I have had one in my craft bag for over 5 years... The Stampin' Up! stamp cleaner and cleaning mist. All you do is simply spray the mist on the pad and scrub your stamps clean - much better than baby wipes and soap and water!



So my lovelies!

I will draw the candy on the 1st September 2012
All I am asking you to do to be entered into my candy draw...
is follow my blog
spread the word 
and leave a comment below... 

Thank you for all your support and all your lovely comments on my work - they mean so much to me and I appreciate everyone of them!

Happy Crafting
Debbi 
xxx










Inspiration from a friend!



Hello! 
I have been having problems with blogger and don't think that this posted with the pictures - makes it a little difficult for you to get the feel of my card without being able to see the pictures! So I am having another go!

I made this monochrome card for one of the challenges over on Craftymess. It is one of my favourite challenges monochrome and I live the effect that this creates... I chose to use cherry cobbler the deep red is so striking...

I have black embossed the 'love is' stamp from indigo blu a company I have only recently found... I love most of their designs and I love how detailed their stamps are... As a crafter I find this very important and I think that you will agree that this stamp is beautiful - and so effective when embossed... I can vouch that the detail is not lost when stamped either!
I have used black and red mats at jaunty angles on the base of my card and kept these plain...


I have added pearls and co-ordinating flowers to add texture... The inspiration for this card came from a very talented crafter who needs to update her blog! Then I can link to her - the last time that she blogged was 2010 and ever since then the posts has just been collecting dust... I have a feeling though that this may be about to change! Watch this space!

I hope you like my card and thank you taking the time to visit your comments as always are appreciated!
happy crafting
Debbi xxx

LAST DAY OF BLOG CANDY - BECOME A FOLLOWER AND COMMENT ONM POST FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! 
GOOD LUCK!
xxx


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

good news... woohoo

I am so pleased to announce that I one of the newest members on the crafty emblies design team...

I hope that you will join in the challenge!
Picture Perfect...

I am so excited I cannot tell you - they are brilliant to use with your paper crafting and something that I am loving using!
crafty emblies shop is like my new playground and there are some very talented crafter on the DT 
Making me very honoured to be joining them!










very excited!

here are some of the emblies that I have used already!








Tuesday, 28 August 2012

LEJ Designs - DT




Hello!
I hope that you are all well this morning and you are enjoying a little sunshine like we are having here in Manchester (makes a change from all the rain that we have received)
The challenge on LEJ Designs this week is anything goes - so all you crafty people out there have no excuse but to join in the challenge with us and see if you can win! 
Good Luck! 
There are some great prizes on offer this week as always...


3 digi images
crafty emblies

£10 voucher

The LEJ digi jackpot stands at
1 digi image this week
(for using an LEJ Image in your challenge card)


a close up of the ribbon and edge of the card


a close up of the edge of the card

a close up of the beautiful aga image

The DSP that I have used was free in a magazine and I think that it goes perfectly with the colours that I have chosen to colour the aga... I like creating lots of layers on cards as I love the texture that this shows... I have added pearl detail to the card at the bottom of the card and ribbon tabs to the top...
I have also inked all the layers of each card...

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
everybody art - anything goes
scrap creations - off the edge
party time - anything goes

I hope you like the card that I have created for you today and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today... As always your comments are appreciated and thank you to all my new followers!

Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Monday, 27 August 2012

Flowers Craftymess Challenge!


Yesterday was a flower challenge for the Craftymess and one that I knew I would find easy!
Flowers are a lovely part of crafting and I think that they add depth and texture to what you create...


For this challenge I knew I had the perfect image a LOTV I coloured her with my pros and had used slightly thicker card through the printer and love the effect that was created with shading...
I added three paper flowers to the top of the tag and a vintage brad to the bottom...


a close up of the brad


a close up of the paper flowers 

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:
bunny zoe - summer
cupcake craft - flowers
eureka stamps - anything goes
love to create - handmade flowers
make it monday - anything goes
simon says stamp and show - summer distress
crazy challenge - anything goes

I hope you like my tag and thanks for looking... Welcome to all my new followers as well!
Happy Crafting
Debbi x


Craftymess Challenge!

Yesterday saw a great challenge in Craftymess! We had to create silhouettes...

This was great for me as I love them. I created a background using my copics and graduated the shades up across the card blank...

A very simple and quick card that is very effective, I decided to add the sentiment on a panel of its own so it stood out more!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
why not join in... stamped blessings - anything goes
challenge 4 everyone - anything goes **NEW


I hope you like my card and thanks for looking... Welcome to all my new followers!
Happy Crafting
Debbi

Sunday, 26 August 2012

crafty pad DT


Hello!
Welcome to all my new followers!
Have you commented on my blog candy?? Something that I use everyday and would be lost without!

This morning I am sharing with you the card that I have made for the latest challenge at the crafty pad
'twine'

The sponsor for this challenge - 


with a £10 voucher

I love the effect that this gives and I think with autumnal colours it looks great... For my card this week I have chosen to use the image of 
and one that I think is perfect for this challenge...


I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and I have kept the tones quite muted... The DSP is from craftwork cardsand the mat layers of cards are stampin' up! and so is the twine I have also added green pearl detail to the top and bottom of the card...


here is a close up of the twine bow that I tied


Here is a close up of the edge of the card with the ribbon detail and the twine...

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:
basic grey - anything goes
craft your days away - anything goes
frosted designs - twine/ ribbon


Thank you for looking at my card today and as always your comments are appreciated...
Happy Crafting!
hugs
Debbi x 

Friday, 24 August 2012

ATC and FAT PAGE - DT projects...

Good Morning!
I cannot believe how quickly this has come around... A new challenge at ATCs and Cards with Attitude and Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude!

The theme this week is - travel/ anything goes

For my ATC I chose to use the image of the bigfoot truck





a close up 



sentiment detail

I coloured the image with my pro-markers and I added this to a white card blank using red and blue card stock panels at jaunty angles. I have added 3 card candi to the bottom left of the card and added a ticket sentiment to the the top right. A simple card with bold colours that I think turned out well!

The sponsors for this challenge are...


offering 3 digi images

Stitchy Bear

$15 voucher

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
I love pro-markers - transport
inspire me fridays - anything goes


The theme this week is music/ anything goes

For the Fat Page I chose to use the Robin image



a close up of the image


sentiment

I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and i have stuck to traditional Christmas colours! Yes I know I said the dreaded word - Christmas... and this is the first card that I have made.
I used a panel of cream textured card for the base layer of the card, I distressed the edges and inked them.


ribbon detail

There is ribbon detail to the edge of the card and I have added gems to the top of the card and the bottom. I added a piece of SU DSP to the base layer and the sentiment is from one of the SU scrapping kits!

I love how this card turned out and I hope that you like it too! There was a little bleeding on the scarves of the birds - but this is my own fault as I was trying the make the red breast of the robin a deep red and added too much ink! oopppsss!

sponsors for this weeks challenge...

Meljens

offering 3 digi images

Beccy's Place

offering 3 digi images

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
winter wonderland - red and green
card making mamas - something new (ribbon detail)

I hope you like my projects and thank you for looking...
Welcome to all my new followers - it is lovely to see you here!
Happy Crafting
Debbi x






Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A trial post!



I am trying this quick post from my mobile... After downloading an application to watermark my photographs!

I am sharing with you a card that I have made for the Emma Canning August challenge... We were even given a great image to work with!
I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and then inked the edge of the image panel...
I added three flowers to the top left, card candy to the bottom and a dream sentiment to the right hand side. The designer paper is forever friends...
I hope you like my card and thank you for looking, welcome to all my new followers 
and HAPPY CRAFTING!
Hugs
Debbi x

ps not sure what the layout will look like fingers crossed!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
creative challenges - monochromatic
PFPM - monochromatic 


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

LEJ Designs DT


Hello!
Me Again!
I am now sharing with you the DT card that I have made for the very talented Lindsay at

There is a great challenge this week as always VINTAGE
and some great prizes as well

3 digi images from

Our Website

and 5 digi images from



Here is a link to the LEJ Challenge Blog I hope that you will play along!

This week I love making my card and I love the image that I have used...

I have coloured the image with my pro-markers and inked the edges of the image as well as the sentiment
I have mounted this on DSP from Tsunami Rose and this is mounted on DSP that I got free in a magazine
I have used a whit card blank and slightly distressed the edges of each panel
I have added organza ribbon in co-ordinating colours and have tied a knot to secure this...
(that took about 10 mins! lol)



a close up of the image


a close up of the ribbon

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
bearly mine - anything goes
sassy challenge - happy birthday
created with love - use 3 of something (3 pearls/ 3 layers)
eureka challenge - anything goes


I hope you like the card and thanks for looking
Happy Crafting
hugs
Debbi x 

ATC and FAT PAGE DT...

Afternoon!
Have you entered the blog candy??Welcome to all my new followers - feel very honoured to have so many!

Well I have some exciting news for you yesterday I was asked to DT on a brand new challenge bloog... Steampunk Junkies... I am so honoured - Steampunk is still very new to me but I love it - so many themes that you can you use and develop.
Here is a link to the Facebook Group
pease come and join in the fun!
and 
Here is a link to the Challenge Blog

On to the ATC

I hope that you will join us this week with the challenge...
The theme is lace/ anything goes...

ATCs and cards with Attitude

Sponsors this challenge are:
Fresh Brewed Designs

Fresh brewed Designs

3 digi's of the winners choice

Becky's Place

Beccy's Place

3 digi's of the winners choice

On to the ATc that I have made for the challenge...


I have coloured the houseswith my pro-markers and have added glossy accents to the windows
I have cut the houses out and added the to an ATC background mounted with red card.
I have also added white, blue and red ribbon to the ATC blank. In the left hand side I added flowers to decorate.


a close up of the image


a close up of the flowers


a close up of the lace...

Here is my Fat Page

This weeks challenge is 
texture/ anything goes


Sponsors


Floppy Latte

$10 to spend in the shop


The Cutting Cafe

a voucher for the winner


My Graphico Digital Arts

a set of digi stamps
The vintage flower set that I was lucky enough to use was from here


I hope that you will join us in the challenge - Cannot wait to see what you make


My fat page is on a white card blank with several layers that I have inked and distressed to add texture I have then used a corner frame, sentiment frame and individual flowers from the digi set vintage floral - Mel's Brushes
In the individual flowers I have added a pearl to the centre. I have added 3 gem s to the top of the card. I think that this does showcase texture - without being too fussy


a close up pf the corner


a close up of the frame and edge of the card


I have used dimensional to raise the flowers


The top corner of the card

I hope you like the projects that  am sharing today and I hope that you will join in the great challenge that we have for you this week!
Happy Crafting 
hugs
Debbi x