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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Where's my mojo gone?

Hi everyone. We've been having a little heatwave here in the UK so out came the suntan lotion, shorts and hats except mine has been thrown about the car covered in who knows what which I very much doubt will wash out. Now I have this problem with hats in that they don't suit me although Stuart tells me this isn't true but while at our holiday apartment last weekend we trailed round all the shops trying to find one. What did I end up with but a man's trilby! I keep telling Stuart that the men's stuff is usually better than the women's. Thanks to the lady on a makeup counter for suggesting it as she had just bought one and it was in the sale too, Yay!

I'm having a real mojo problem in that I just haven't been motivated to make any cards and the few I have aren't very good. I've got a song going round in my head where I've changed the lyrics to 'where's my mojo gone, where's my mojo gone' instead. If you know which song I'm talking about it will now drive you mad all day, sorry :D! 

Anyway, today's card is from last year again made for my hairdresser which she's framed and put on her son's nursery wall.




A close up of the little cutie...



and the inside edge...



Card Ingredients.


Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- LOTV 'Heaven Sent'.
Sentiment- Marianne Design 'CS0923' (& footprints).
Papers- Maja Designs 'Vintage Baby'.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black' & 'Toffee Crunch'.
Distress Inks 'Faded Jeans' & 'Walnut Stain'.
Medium- Copic Marker Pens 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Spellbinders 'Labels Eight' & 'Classic Scalloped Heart'.
Paper Smooches 'Stars'
La La Land Crafts 'Flag Banner'.
Joy Crafts 'Alphabet & Numbers 6002/0141'.
Magnolia Doohickey Box 'Volume 10 (white filigree heart).
Ribbon- docrafts Papermania 'Craft Collection'.
Other Stuff- 'Pearl hearts' from Chloe Creative Cards.
Stickles in 'Stardust'.

Chris and Lexi have now decided that Seoul in South Korea is their favourite city so far as there is so much to do and lots more themed cafés :D. They also love the really friendly people non of whom have asked Chris for a photo, just looked at him interestingly.

Lexi with a plant pot dessert, Banana Tiramisu.


Chris and Lexi in the tiniest bathroom ever in their hostel. Lexi is about 5'6" so you can see what it's like for Chris' 6'9" height! 

Right off to give my mojo a good talking to when I find it of course. Keep well and happy :).

Debra x







Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone. I didn't have a card to show  today as the ones I've made either haven't reached their recipients yet or I didn't like them enough to show you so I've gone through my cards to see which haven't been posted and found this one.

I made this for Stuart's mum and dad for their Wedding Anniversary last year. I'd fallen in love with Leonie Pujol's Entwined Collection heart die. Looking at the card now it looks at bit sparse for me but I'd probably left it to the last minute to make. Anyway, I hope you like it.



Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 7" x 7" Anna Marie Designs.
Papers- Anna Marie Designs 'Blissful Peach', 'Blissful Pink' & 'Blissful Cotton'.
Cardstock- Creative Expressions Foundation Card 'Vintage Silver'.
Dies- Leonie Pujol 'Entwined Collection Funky Heart Base'.
Spellbinders 'Bitty Blossoms' & 'Delicate Fronds (made from 'Bundled Sage' distress inked card).
Die-namics (MFT) 'Mini Rolled Roses'.
Inks- Distress Ink 'Victorian Velvet', 'Bundled Sage' & 'Aged Mahogany'.
VersaMark.
Medium- Copic Marker Pens 'Ciao and Sketch' (for entwined flowers)
Stamps- Phil Martin's 'Elegant Family Collection', 'Elegant Alphabet & Numbers' & 'Scribbled Sentiments Collection'.
Other Stuff - Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder 'Silver Detail'.
Stickles in 'Stardust'.
Dutch Doobadoo 'Butterfly'.
MeiFlower 'Pearl'.
Wink of Stella in 'Clear' on entwined flowers.

Chris and Lexi have now moved on to South Korea where they visited a themed café.


Can you believe it's a Poo themed Café? As you can see their drinks came in toilet shaped cups and Lexi is wearing a Poo hat! I'm pleased to say she didn't buy the hat :D. Seemingly visits to more themed cafés are planned. I dread to think what the other ones are like.

That's this post coming to an end. I've just got to say thank you for your continuing support and friendship. Hugs to you all especially Valerija and her little boy.

Debra x





Wednesday, 7 June 2017

More Card-io cards

Hi everyone. I hope you're all okay and having a great week.

The winner of my Candy Giveaway, Valerija, contacted me to give her address from hospital where she'd just had a little boy! Huge Congratulations to her and her partner on the safe arrival of their baby!!! I was so pleased she'd won  the Candy as she definitely deserved a prize for that :). Hugs to you all, Valerija.

Today's cards are some more of my Card-io cards still using the Up, Up and Away stamps. 





They're similar to the last ones but I think more suited to a man with their colour combinations, different doodling and sentiment.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamping Card- Sheena Douglass.
Stamps- Card-io 'Up, Up and Away' and some tree stamps but I couldn't see these on their site.
Inks- VersaColor and ColorBox 'Cats Eyes' in various colours.
Other Stuff-
Craftwork Cards 'Candi in white' coloured with matching inks to the balloons. 
Pen doodling with Sakura 'Pigma Micron Fineliner'.

Chris and Lexi, still in NZ, wanted to see a kiwi so joined a night time hunt, as they are nocturnal, to see them but didn't see any disappointingly. The next day they travelled to Stewart's Island and whilst walking down a path a Kiwi walked right up close to them in the daytime! Seemingly only on Stewart's Island they aren't nocturnal which is something which baffles the scientists. They'll be moving on to South Korea next (Chris and Lexi that is not the Kiwis :D).

That's it from me today. I hope the weather is better tomorrow when you're reading this as it's blustery rain here at the moment.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.

Debra x






Thursday, 1 June 2017

Candy Winner!

Hi everyone. I'm back with the winner of my Candy.


Only 7 people out of the 8 who entered were allowed in the draw as the Candy Giveaway was only open to blog friends who regularly commented on my blog and not just only comment when I have a Candy Giveaway.

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The Winner was the No. 1 comment. 


Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your prize.
Get in touch via the Contact Me Here box on my sidebar with your full name and address and I'll pop it in the post for you.

There will be another giveaway in the future with the one rule of being a regular commenter on my blog. I want my true blog friends to get these gifts as you all deserve to win for being such wonderful friends!

Back again next week,

Debra x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hi again. I'm back with my Candy Giveaway.

This is a sticky post so it will stay here to remind you to enter (fingers crossed that I've done it right! :D).  Scroll down for my latest posts.

This is the Candy I have for you this month.



As usual it's only for my regularly commenting blog friends, wherever you are in the world, so DON'T put the picture on your sidebar. Just leave a comment below if you would like to be entered in the draw. I'll keep it open until the 31st of May giving you a week to enter.

Good Luck!

Debra x

Hot Air Balloons

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. Just to remind you that my blog candy ends today at 11.30pm so you've time to enter still.

Today's cards are more using Card-io stamps (more for the shop). This time using the Up, Up and Away stamps. I had a wonderful time with all the different colours of ink seeing which worked together. Hope you like them.





When I was making another card I forgot to add the ink for the basket on one of the balloons so I tried to stamp the basket separately but didn't line it up properly. Stuart asked what was the matter as I was muttering under my breath so I showed him, "Oh you can fix that" he said. Knowing I couldn't I did a spot of doodling on it and this was the result.



Sorry for the shadow but you can see my added extras :D.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
White Stamping Card- 14½ x 14½  from Sheena Douglass.
Stamps- Card-io 'Up, Up, and Away'.
Sentiment- Sentimentally Yours from Phil Martin 'Scribbled Sentiments'.
Inks- VersaColor and ColorBox 'Cats Eyes' in lots and lots of colours!
Mask- M.F.T Cloud Stencil.

Stuart reckons I should sell the card but what on earth would I put as a sentiment?!     

Lexi and Chris are coming to the end of their time in NZ. They've done quite a few things there from snorkelling (they even had a wetsuit to fit Chris!) to sailing. They've had a wonderful time there and made some new friends with a couple from Canada who they definitely want to keep in touch with.

That's it today. I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far and you're all happy bunnies :).

Debra x





Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Topiary Roses

Hi everyone. Hope you're all having great weather where you are. The UK are having some lovely warm weather (but not too warm for me :)) for a change.

I've finally got my lamp, YAY! I managed to get in touch with the company the day of my blog post and received it two days later. I've yet to try it out as I've got cards to make for the shop, where I sell my cards, which don't have any colouring on so I'll tell you next time how I get on with it.

Today's card is one with just stamping using Card-io stamps. These sell well at the shop as they are cheaper to buy than my all singing, all dancing shabby chic cards which are in boxes.



The inside and the envelope flap.....



I've just realised it looks like I've stamped my watermark inside the card, lol!

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamping Card- 14½cm x 14½cm from stash.
Stamps- Card-io 'Rural Retreats (flower pots)', 'English Rose (roses & thorny branch)', 'Pottery Petites (other foliage)' & 'Posh Pots (stem? trunk? not sure what you call it, please enlighten me if you know :D)'.
Sentiments- Sentimentally Yours from Phil Martin 'Scribbled Sentiments'.
Inks- VersaColor
Foliage- 'Laurel Leaf' & 'Green Tea'.
Pots- 'Chateau Gray' & 'Charcoal'.
Roses- 'Ash Rose' & 'Burgundy'.
Butterflies- 'Charcoal'.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.

It's nice just to do stamping alone to make a card sometimes and quite therapeutic with the tiny Card-io stamps too.

Chris and Lexi are still in NZ and having fun although we've not heard much from them as the Internet is quite bad there and they don't like paying for it in the hostels they're staying in but we've seen the photos they've put on Instagram and they look happy :).

That's it for today but watch out for a separate post with my Candy Giveaway on later. Bye for now.

Debra x