Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Flower Stall

Hi everyone. Hope this post finds you all okay today.

 I was going to show you Stuart's Birthday card today but my back went into spasm and I haven't been able to photograph it so I've got a card that didn't get posted last year. I hope you like it.

A close up of the stall....

and inside....

I liked this card so much that I made another to sell and put this one in a white box frame. It now sits on the shelf of my dresser.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Anna Marie Designs 'Blissful Peach', 'Blissful Pink' & 'Blissful Cotton ' paper pads.
Maja Designs 'Vintage Spring Basics' (flowers).
Marianne Design 'Rustic Wood' (for flower tubs).
Tattered Lace 'Shades Green Card'.
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection 'Vintage Photo' (wheel & canopy posts).
Spellbinders 'Triple Floral Frames'.
Creative Expressions 'Herald Square' (to remove centre of the frame), Delicate Garden Frame' (flowers only).
Tonic 'With Love' (oval)
Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Squares' (flowers for sale sign)
Joy Crafts 'Grass'.
Magnolia Doohickeys Box Magazine 'Volume 10' (flower stand, labels & vases)
Memory Box 'Garden Tools' (wooden tubs).
Medium- Copics 'Ciao' (vases).
Ink- Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Sign- computer generated.
Other Stuff-
Tim Holtz 'Long Fasteners' for wheel and sign. Stickles in 'Stardust'. 'Vellum' for vases from Chloe Creative Cards.
'Twine' for sign from stash.

Long list of craft things there!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Stuart's cousin in MacKay who Stuart has not since she and her family moved to Australia when she was about 7yrs old. It's great that they are getting to meet her and her family. 

That's all from me today. Hopefully my back will improve and I'll get to finally show you Stuart's card.

Happy crafting my friends!

Debra x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bunny Wobbles Easter cards

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a really Happy Easter and didn't indulge too much on those Easter eggs.

Today's card is using the Stamping Bella stamp 'Bunny Wobbles'. I only had two Easter cards to make but my eyes have been playing up again so my colouring is a bit off. I wasn't sure how to do my sky or grass so there are two versions of the card. Which do you prefer? This one with dotty grass and more prominent clouds.....

or this with spiky grass and a swirly sky?

or a mix of the two? I'm not sure which I prefer.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Stamping Bella 'Bunny Wobbles'.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Papers- Lotv 'Bonnets and Bowties' now retired.
Cardstock- BoBunny 12" Passion Fruit Double Dot'.
Die- Joy Crafts 'Grass'.

Can you believe it, I forgot to add some glitter to them :-O! I normally add glitter to everything so I don't know what I was thinking apart from the fact that I was still making them on Easter Friday, talk about last minute. I was also making a card for Stuart's Birthday on the Saturday so I was rather busy and battling my double vision. I'll show you Stuart's card next week.

The intrepid travellers are now in a place called Noosa which looks gorgeous from the photos. A friend of theirs who was there only a few weeks ago recommended it so they added to their itinerary. Their friend is doing the same journey but in the opposite direction to Chris and Lexi.

Anyway more from me next week. Keep well and happy.

Debra x


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Seaside card

Hi everyone. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your crafting.

Today's card didn't turn out quite how I wanted to due to a miscalculation in placement of the stamps but I think it looks okay. See what you think.

There wasn't supposed to be the gap in the middle, Oops! 

The close up is to show the glittery sand and shiny windows on the lighthouse. 

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Lawn Fawn 'Life is Good'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Paper- doodlebug design Inc. 'Kraft in Color'.
Enamel Dots- Your Next Stamp 'Cosmic Crush Gumdrops'.
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear' (on sand).
Glossy Accents (on windows of the lighthouse).

Chris and Lexi have now reached Australia. They've been to Melbourne and are now in Sydney. Chris took two pairs of shoes with him of which the first and new pair fell apart on the second day of the trip. The other pair which he's had to wear continually are now on their last legs so they went to get him some more. Well being as tall as he is he has feet to match and is a UK size 15. In Australia he needs a size 17. The first shoe shop he went into laughed when he asked for his size and wished him good luck in finding some :D. Anyway there's a company called High and Mighty in the UK and luckily they found a branch in Sydney so he's now the owner of some new, but expensive, shoes.

A rather simple card today for me. I do love Lawn Fawn stamps and dies as they're so cute. Well I better go now as I've Stuart's Birthday card and a  couple of Easter cards to make with not a lot of time to make them!

See you all again next week.

Debra x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Mother's Day card

Hi everyone. It's Wednesday so I'm back with a card. I'm trying to stick to the same day to post to get back in the swing of things again.

I really like the cards that Elly from Elly's Card Corner makes so I decided to CASE a card from her homepage for my mother-in-law's Mother's Day card. I just loved the big flower with the ivy so using different dies I made the same flower focal point but turned mine into an easel card. I hope you like my take on it.

and inside...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- made using Go Kreate die.
Go Kreate Large Frame 'Frilly #1'.
Creative Expressions 'Delicate Daisies (complete petals)' , 'Trailing Ivy', 'Delicate Fronds' and 'Trellis Edgar'.
Spellbinders ' Triple Floral Frames'.
Tonic 'Oval Layering dies'.
Tattered Lace 'Starlight Square (butterflies)'.
Maja Designs 'Enjoying Outdoors (green)' & Summer Time (pink)'. 
Memento 'Bamboo Leaves'.
Distress Inks 'Victorian Velvet (on flowers)', 'Bundled Sage (on Ivy)' and 'Walnut Stain'.
Pearls- MeiFlower on flowers.
Anita's on butterflies.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.

No glitter in sight on this card :D!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Melbourne, Australia, now where it's much cooler much to Chris' relief. It's a good job really as the hostel they're been staying in has one shower working for 30 men! Luckily they're only there a few days.

As I'm now running out of cards to post I'd better make some more although I've been sorting out my Cross Stitch stuff to sell it as I can't feel the needle to sew anymore :( but it will give me more space to add my extra card making goodies :).

So if anyone does cross stitch give me a shout if you want to know what I'm selling.

Happy Crafting,

Debra x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tea Party

Hi everyone. Hope you're all okay especially those in Australia who are being affected by cyclone Debbie (not named after me, I promise!) Stuart's has a cousin in MacKay whose area was evacuated. We don't know yet if they opted to evacuate although her property is only one street away from the beach and 8½m waves were expected.

Did everyone who's a mum in the UK have a great Mother's Day? I had my Mother's Day outing on Saturday at a craft fair in Doncaster with spending money from Stuart too. What more could you want :D!?

Right on to today's card which is using a LOTV stamp called Tea Party.

A close up of the image...

and the hidden message.....

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV 'Tea Party'.
Medium- Copics 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Sentiment- Crafters Companion 'Greetings- Birthday'.
Papers- Polkadoodles 'Bella Fleur'.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Circles' & 'Tumbling Flourish'. Tonic 'Just for you (lilac mat)'. docrafts Papermania 'Little Cake Shoppe'. Sunny Studio 'Tag Topper Dies- Crescent'.  
Cardstock- 'Lilac and Green card' from stash. Create and Craft ' Linen White cardstock'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Ribbon- Ribbonbox 'Green Organza Bird ribbon'. 'White ribbon' from stash.
Lace- Live and Love Crafts now closed.
Punch- docrafts Xcut 'Leafy Lace'.
Charm- Live and Love Crafts 'Teabag' now closed.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.
Stickles in 'Crystal '.
'Lilac Pearls' from Anita's. 'White' from stash.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear'.

Chris and Lexi are in Cambodia at the moment. They've been enjoying the temple complex at Angkor Wat. They'll be moving on to Australia on Saturday. Chris is looking forward to the cooler weather there. They're supposed to be staying at Stuart's cousin in a few weeks if they haven't been damaged by the cyclone!

Well, that's all from me today. Happy crafting!

Debra x


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Candy Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. 

I'm here with the winner of my Candy Giveaway. The name of the winner, picked out of hat...erm okay.... a cardboard box by a very impartial person (my youngest son Kieran who didn't know what he was picking a folded piece of paper out of a box for :D) with no further a do is.......

aussie  aNNie!!!

Congratulations Annie!!

If you would email me your address I'll pop your goodies in the post for you :).

Don't worry if you didn't win this time as I'll have another giveaway in April/May again just for my regularly commenting followers as a thank you for being the best blog friends.

See you again soon,

Debra x


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Clean and Simple!

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a fab crafting time.

Just a reminder about my Candy Giveaway. It's only for my loyal followers who have been commenting on my blog regularly so anybody who doesn't fit this description will not be included in the draw. You will be welcome to participate in further draws if you do become a follower, comment on further posts and join my little band of lovely blog friends :).   

I've got a clean and simple card today, yes you heard right :D. I know my cards are usually very girly and covered in glitter but I wanted to make Stuart, my hubby, a Valentines card and I didn't think he would appreciate lots of frills and pearls. I've used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn called 'Love you a Latté '. Stuart walks into town most days and often stops for a coffee at his favourite coffee shop so I thought these would be the ideal stamps for his card. Here it is....

I was a little naughty and snuck some glitter on the coffee cup labels with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen :D. There's Glossy Accents on the lids too.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 5" x 5" Craft UK Limited.
Stamps- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté'.
Sentiment- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté ' & 'Milk and Cookies' (at the bottom).
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black' & 'Ladybug'. Delicate 'Silvery Shimmer'.
Medium- Copics 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Lawn Fawn 'Love you a Latté' & 'Everyday Sentiment Banner'.
Cardstock- Creative Expressions 'Vintage Silver'.
Paper- doodlebug design Inc. 6" x 6" 'Kraft in Color'.
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear'. Glossy Accents. 

Elbow in concert were absolutely brilliant!! I had a fantastic time. They sound just as good live as they do on their CDs, even the supporting band, C Duncan, were good. The Spa in my home town, where the gig was, is not the size of place they usually play in it was their kind of a trial run before going on to bigger venues. I was on the balcony in my powerchair and was let in first with other wheelchair users so we, Stuart and my youngest son Kieran, got a really good place to see them from. I would highly recommend seeing them.

I'll finish here now but will be back on Friday with the winner of my Candy Giveaway. See you soon.

Debra x