Round Easel

Hi All
Well I can't believe how I'm taking a liking to these sort cutey cards because it isnt normally me. Though I am managing to sneak a little distress inking here and there!! Ive got to admit it is lovely spending my crafting time with Sophie.I must say she has become very interested!!
Im also doing well with my papers I stroke and Im really enjoying using them.
For this card Ive used Basic Grey 6x6 -Lemonade and my Distress inks

and I just lurvvvvvee the easel cards . Also this week I have entered it into the ALLSORTS CHALLENGE Hearts and Flowers and CRAFTY CARDMAKERS- Hearts and Romance and CUTE CARD THURSDAY.
Have a great weekend.
Byee for now
Debbie xxx

A Couple of Challenges

I thought I'd have a go at a couple of challenges.Though Im still getting the hang of this.Ok firstly there is the Simon says Challenge Blog 'Punch it out' and New DT Member Search.

I am also entering it into The Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which is 'Layering!'

Ive made a wallet out of paper and added the punched flowers.The stamp is a sugar nellie-Gorguss Girl(Ive pinched from Sophie-or should I say borrowed!!)hee hee


Also you can see ive lined the inside to make it more robust.The papers are from my stash which I normaly stroke!! and I think are K & Co.The beige paper on the outside is actually a canvas paper from Woodware, so it is quite strong and perfect for this.



Also I added a few Ideology elements.






Butterfly Beauties

Just a quickie post tonight(football is on!!!_BORRRIINNGG!!)
Ive actually managed to squeeze a little crafting in over the last couple of days,which has been nice.Though Sophie is becoming VERY interested now so ive double the mess!!Im not complaining though as it is nice to spend time with her.She's actually quite good too.She'll have her own blog soon!!at 10!!!
Below is a card I made on Sunday.I actually used Versamagic dewdrop chalks.(I only have four colours).Ive never used them before so thought I would have a play.They were really nice to use and look very delicate.
I thought i'd have a go at an easel card ,but in a different shape and really liked the result.The stamps were from Aspects of Design 'Butterfly Beauties'
Right off for a cuppa and YES! the football has finished!!lol
Bye for now
Debbie xxx

Great Show on C&C!

Well done Jill,what a fab show and Leonie was lovely.Even my hubby sat and watched and I could see him chuckling away.I found it really inspiring.
I have to admit from time to time I get a little complacent being in craft all the time,hence why I like to alter things occasionally(im sure you understand what I mean)but after todays show,it makes me want to get all my moonglow goods out again and get all really messy.Really inspiring! I'd forgotton about these cards which I made ages ago,so it was a nice surprise when they appeared on todays show.It was one of the first butterfly stamps i bought(No ian gave me this once because it didnt fit the woodmount properly(job perks!!)lol


This stamp I did buy!!lol
I used Moonglow ink Violacious Violet on this card.
Thanks for looking and incase you missed the show it will be repeated again.Sorry I dont know the times yet but Jill will post them soon .

Oh Dear! I think i may of just broken my news years resolution.Those papers may have to be stroked a while longer!!ha

Bye for now

Debbie xxx

New Years Resolution!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!Im still here!!
Hope you are all having a great start to the New Year.
I'm actually having a little difficulty getting back into it!!Not that i dont want to as Im itching to and grab every single moment I can in my craftroom,but just not getting the chance.Its been Emmerdale week here with the big story lines etc and living so near,my two(and hubby) are hooked!!Which means I have to watch it too!!lol Then I get comfy by the fire ,then have a bath and well thats it,crafting is out!!!So hence the lack of it.What a sad bunch we are.!!!!lol
Anyhow for the card below I have used some of my Christmas pressies.Yes Hero stamps.Always a big favourite of mine(thats how I found The Stampman all them years ago).
The papers are out of my stash which is part of my New Years Resolution BEING-I must start to use them and not stroke them!!!!I have so many just sitting there its such a waste really!!!(I really dont think Im alone here!!!)

This card is for my Japanese penfriend Kiyomi for the lovely Christmas goodies she sent me.
Hopefully This weekend Im going to do my best to CRAFT!!!!!!!!(Kids are you reading this!!!)lol
Byeeeeeeeee for now
Debbie xxx

Black and White.

Well I have HAD to drag myself from my snowflakes and it has been extremely hard with them still falling all around me!!lol Although it did help when I remembered my Christmas goodies!! This week Tuesday Taggers Challenge is Black and White.Perfect for this weather!!
Today had been the first day ive actually been in my Craftroom over Christmas and I loved every second of it.

Ive been dying to use the new spellbinders label(Jill bought me-Thanks Jill)its great!!

AND if you havent seen the new Magnetic A4 Sheets then they are a MUST HAVE!!! They have certainly tidied my Craftroom up.I can find my nestibilites now!!lol
Byeeee for now
Debbie xxx

Happy New Year Everyone

Well what can I say but WOW!! The blog hop was fantastic AND can I thank everyone for all their fab comments.I just loved reading each and everyone .Thankyou so much.I have hopefully visited everyone i could.
Jill is still sorting out the winners as she has to match up names with emails which has been a little difficult.So keep a look out,im sure it won't be long now.
Also I must say 98!!comments,that's just brill!


The picture is of Bolton Abbey yesterday.Absolutely beautiful but it was a freezing -8 degrees when we got there.It did warm up to -3 by the time we had left!!It took us a while after for us to warm up though!!But worth it!!
Anyway must dash and keep warm!!
Have a great Year!!
Debbie xxx