Back with a 'Grungence'!!!!!

I'm really loving the grunge paper at the moment(though not keen on the smell)!!
With the flowers I made on an earlier post, I put onto a plain wooden gift bag I had in my stash of wooden goodies I have to alter.I inked the whole surface with adirondack 'purple twilight'dye ink.For the paper I distressed a little with the purple twilight and stamped using a Stampendous clear set.Then added the swirl and grunged flower.

Question is now who do I give it to??I do these things then never want to part with them!!


A 'Grungey' Sunday!

Well what a weekend.My kids have been on a canal boat since friday with my mum and dad and their two cousins.So its been peace at home!Though it has been weird!!They havent actually been far, as the canal runs past the bottom of parents garden,so they did manage to moar the boat at home.I think they got as far as Skipton!!ha ha.Today we joined them and what a fab day we had.The kids drove the boat the whole time and opened all the bridges,they had a great time and just didnt want to come home!So tonight they both have the Sunday night blues!!
Anyhow i did manage to have a play with the grungepaper i bought on friday for half an hour.I'm certainly going love this and have all sorts of ideas for it.Here I have used two different flower punches i have in three different sizes and a chipboard swirl.I coloured with adirondack inks and then stamped.

This is Sophie on top of the canal boat.A fab fab weekend had by all!AND a great big thankyou to my Mum and Dad, im sure they are in need of a peaceful day tomorrow.

Down in the Dumps!!!sorry!!

So sorry with the lack of posting this week and crafting come to think of it.Just not been in the mood!!But look what was hanging out of my postbox when i got home tonight!!yippeee YEY! Craft Stamper!!!! AND its only June!! so hopefully my mojo might come back this weekend now AND i bought some grungepaper today so hopefully it may just reappear.

Also there was something else on the front.A lovely little surprise.But you have to go HERE to see.MMMmmm now what could it be???
Have a great weekend

Father's Day 2

Well its here again:The time of year i always get stuck on what to make my dad for Father's Day(Well 2 dad's-my hubbys Dad too).This stamp set never fails to please.They have both probably had it before-though they wont remember!!!ha ha .Though i must add, I am not saying they are both OLD ...YET!!!! They are just men and they wont remember what they got last year. (I also know they wont read my blog so i can write what i like tee hee!!!)love em loads though!
I have used 'Aspects of Design' Mens Sheet

The bits of card around the edges are just the scraps of cards i would of thrown away.
I must say this is one sheet you can rely on every year.Each time it looks so different.I have made another card for the other dad which i will post later

Bye for now

Debbie x

A Quick play.

Last week Ian'The Stampman' gave me this moonglow filagree,knowing my other half was a keen fly fisherman,to try and make it look like a rainbow trout.Well,today ive had a quick play.Ive used the gorgeous moonglow powders to try and achieve this.

Hopefully if i get the time i will try and make him a Father's day card!(Well the kids will)!!
Bye for now


Simon Says Pink and Brown

Thought i'd enter the Simon says challenge.I think iam in time!!The challenge is Pink and Brown,and seeing as i love these colour combos i thought i would enter.

Here i have used another lovely Stampendous set 'Silhouette Songbirds'I stamped onto some pink paper i have had for years and is probably discontinued now,but it is Basic Grey 'Two scoops'.It is actually a paper pack that i havent even touched!! I very rarely use papers as i normaly like to stroke them!!ha ha ,so make my own backgrounds.

I stamped with Distress ink Brushed Corderoy.
The Happy Birthday Is from a Hero Set 'Cupcakes'

Bye for now

Debbie xx

Morning All!!!

Morning all.
What a lovely day again.Just thought i would post this before we make our weekly trip to Bolton Abbey,(they really know we are there every sunday morning!!!lol and i mean REALLY!)
Again i have used the funky flowers sheet,but i have to admit i dont like this card at all and it very nearly got binned!!!!

I used worn lipstick distress ink.For the background i stamped onto velum using a flower head off the same unmounted sheet.

Bye for now,our mini bus has arrived(Grandad's bus)!!!lol

Tuesday Taggers Challenge

Well I have finally had the time to do this weeks Tuesday Taggers Challenge .This weeks you had to design a card and wrapping paper to match.I think a gift box counts as wrapping paper!
Anyway i have used Aspects of Design Funky Frames (which are blog Candy at the moment at THE STAMPMANS BLOG so go and get your name down if you havent all ready)!!! I painted them with Starburst Stains.The backing paper is also made with the Starburst stains then cut out with the nesties.The flowers are paper flowers(NEW) and are fab.

For the gift box i used WS Designs pillar box template and stamped the butterfly using versamark and then used the fab Moonglow pigment powders 'milky way'.Again used the New papers flowers and added one of my 'shrunken alcohol inky flowers'!!!

The ribbons and fibres were from my stash!
Bye for now


Funky Flowers and Mardi Gra Starburst Stains

Here I have used the starburst stains Mardi Gra another lovely set with the backing papers i made earlier.With the remaining scraps of paper i made my own paper beads.

The first of The Funky Flowers Cards

Well ive managed to stay away from my usual pink,purple and blue colours.That would of been just too simple for me as i always seem to reach on auto for those colours!!!lol!!.Ive done my best to try colours i wouldnt normaly use.On this card i have used the Distress inks Mustard seed and Spiced Marmalade

Also can i thank everyone for all the lovely comments which they leave or have left in the past.I do try to get round everyones blogs.

Have a fab weekend xx
Debbie xx

TIO Challenge Dragonflies and Butterflies

I made this a few weeks back when i was trying out my alcohol inks brights.Luckily it has come in for this weeks challenge.For the backgound i used the alcohol inks over Tim Holtz flourish mask and then stamped used Stampers Annonymous stampset with black Archival ink.
Bye for now


Backing papers

Here are some of the backing papers ready for my cards which are currently in production!lol which i will be posting shortly.

I have used all different sorts of inks including Staburst Stains,Distress inks pads, Adirondack dye ink and versa magic chalks.I still need to use the alcohol inks too.
Please call back to see the cards soooooon!!!
bye for now

Debbie xx

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

Isnt this weather gorgeous! but too hot to craft!!so nothing much to show.Im still on with making backing papers so i will show them soon.
Just to let you know Jill Has her first Blog Candy up for grabs Here at The Stampman, so pop along and put your name down for it.You never know you could be the lucky one.
Bye for now

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