Monday, 28 December 2009

New Year Wishes

I would just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2010. I personally can't wait to see the back of 2009. I hope that the NewYear will be the year for me to have happier times and finally find myself again. My resoloution is to be back into work and gain my confidence again.

Friday, 16 October 2009


Hi Everyone

As most of you know i am seperating from my husband and it has been a few tricky months in this house to say the least. But I finally have a house and will be moving into it tomorrow(yipppeeeeee) and my children will follow me a week later and then it is half term. So i will need to get connected to a new server hopefully BT this time as virgin been a flaming nightmare. So hope you all miss me and hopefully i will be back after half term or maybe before who knows, but i will try and get very creative in my new place especially as i will finally have some me time when the children go to there dads house, most weekends(lucky me eh) but long deserved.
hugs to you all
Debra xx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Free Ugg Boots

Go check out Ugg Boots for a chance to win your little one a kiddies pair of these gorgeous and warm feet toasties (lol). I love them and i know my daughther would love a pair. they are so snug and cosey especially with the cold weather coming

Friday, 2 October 2009

Baby Boys card

This is just a quick posting of a new born baby card i have been asked to make. This is a keepsake card and therefore the blank frames are to put a pic of there new born son and there other toddler son (21/2). i have based it on a scrapbook type card as i thought that would suit the customers needs. Anyways she hasn't seen it yet so will let you know later what she thinks and i also made a opretty box to put it in but forgot to take a pic (duhhhhhh)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


This is a card i have made for my nephew who has turned into a man today as he is 21(awww bless Daniel). he is in the Army so hence the number 21 decorated with a military theme which i think he will love. Didn't have a clue what i was doing, but it all just cane together with the little bits of military items i had.

Paper ~ Free download
Numbers ~ WS Designs numbers templates
stickers ~ Me and mY big Ideas (think)
3D Stickers ~ Jolee's
Pearls ~ Kanban
Bits & Bobs ~ Stash

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Rock chick card

Just a quick posting. This is a variation onthe onei did earlier inmy blog with Ian as the image. This time i thought the colours and stars would go perfect with my High Hopes Stamp. Hope you like

One card but four challenges

I have really enjoyed putting this card together, therefore i am going to enter it for four challenges (my goodness) that is amazing for me (lol). So the first challenge is Saturday secret Crafter
where it is One for the Girls for this weeks challenge and i think this is definately a girly card (he he), the second would be Our Creative Corner
where there challenge is a colour combo and one of my favouritesi have to say(lucky me).
the third is High Hopes
where of course the challenge is to use your favourite High Hopes Stamp. Forth challenge has to be creative Card crew, where it is to decorate the inside of your card. (phew) think i covered everything, it is harder to do a post for four cards than actually make a card(what do you lot think?
I have to say i think the flower soft feathered bower and pearl necklace really set this card of and make it look so girly. hugs debra

Paper ~ Sandylion & scraps
Image ~ My favourite High Hopes
Card ~ Bazzill
Flower soft ~ Polar White (Joanna Sheen)
Pearls ~ Ebay
Embellishments ~ Stash

Monday, 21 September 2009

Just magnolia week23

This is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Just magnolia
Where the lovely Bev has done a great sketch this week.

Paper ~ Basic Grey sugared
Image ~ Magnolia
flowers ~ Stash

Sunday sketch and Stamp

This is my card for this weeks challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp
where Ariannes has done this weeks Beautiful sketch. I was offered a three Month Guest Designer spot also with SSS but unfortunately due to my marriage breakdown have had to turn it down on this occasion, i am sad about it but feel i just can't comit to it at the moment but hopefully i will be asked again in the near future once i am sorted.

paper ~ Paper Mania for him
Card ~ Bazzill
Tools ~ Oval and Scallop punch SU
Sticker ~ Me and My Big Ideas

The Sugar Bowl #19/Basic Grey week4

I am entering this card for two challenges this week. The first being The Sugar Bowl
where the very talented Marlene has done a perfect sketch to work to. the second is Basic Grey
where this weeks challenge is to use embossing which fits perfect with my embossed circle.

Paper ~ Basis Grey Sultry
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie
card ~ Bazzill
Tools ~ Nesties/retro puch
Colouring medium ~ Copics and Pro markers

Saturday, 19 September 2009

BIL Birthday Card for 50th

I made this card last night for my BIL birthday, he is going to be the big 50. He is crazy about golf. I based this card on Sems sketch from last weeks Sunday Sketch and Stamp as i just love this layout, it is so versatile. Layered the embossed circles to look like golf balls and also the Kanban Pearls are supposed to give the golf ball effect also. hope you like.

Papers ~ Stamping Up
Card ~ Bazzill Bling
Pearls ~ Kanban
Embellishments ~ Stash
Tools ~ Circle Nesties and Swiss Dots cuttlebug emboss folder

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp/Cupcake craft Challenge

I Decided to get stuck into a card last night and love the end results. I am going to enter this for 2 challenges this week. The first being Cupcakes crafts where the theme this week is RED, WHITE & BLUE and what a fantastic colour scheme to work with and the other challenge is Sunday Sketch & Stamp
where the lovely and very talented Sem has done a gorgeous sketch to work to.

Paper ~ Not sure from my paper stash
Image~ Anyas Ian Quarterback
Brads ~ Stash
Tools~ Oval Nesties and SU star punch/copics

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Three Beautiful children back to school

Just a quick posting of my three beautiful children. They are finally back to school and pre-school today after quite a stressful summer. But they are all excited and seem happy and loved to pose for the photo in there new uniforms. Olivia is 10 and in her last year of juniors, Jacob is five and just gone up to year 1 and finally my little rogue Declan who is 21/2 and loves his pre-school, thank goodness as it gives me a little time to myself.

You've got me intears but Thanks

Hi to all my bloggy friends
I logged on this morning to find i have 6 comments regarding my situation. I totally overwhelmed by everybodies support and there own personal experiences of this situation, it is re assuring when you know so many others have been through it especially with children invloved, i must say i was fair crying when reading all your supportive comments, but hoepfully i will be laughing again one day in the future. Thanks everyone and i'll try pop over to your indivdual blogs.
hugs Debra

Monday, 7 September 2009

Feeling very sad

Hi everyone
Just thoguht i would let my bloggy friends know why my cards have dropped a lot lately. I am in the middle of seperating from my husband, although i am still living with him till a house gets sorted within hopefully the next few weeks. This is a very difficult time for myslf and family especially our 3 beautiful childen, we have tried our best to save our 12 year marraige and total relationship of 18 years but it can be no more i am afraid to say. I am now gong to be a lone parent with 3 children and have therefore decided to study 2 A levels in the hope i can better my future for the sake of our children and myself. I am an emotional reck at the moment and find it hard as we still live in the same house and just don't know how i am going to build my life again, i met him when i was just 15 years old and the world has changed so much i am so scared but need to be strong for the children, i will try to focus on my card making when i have moved and settled and will occasionally blog hop until i have my full strength back. I hope you understand and don't all dissapear and leave me i will be blogging but maybe not as much.
big hugs Debra

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

One Stop card Craft Problems

Hi Everyone

Just wondered if anyone has ordered from One Stop card Crafts lately?
I placed an order back on August the 1st and i am still awaiting some follow up items that were out of stock. I have tried to email them but it won't work and also tried ringing them and there mailbox is full which is a bit strange, so i thought i would see if anyone else has had any problems?
thanks Debra

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

My First Diary

I really enjoyed making my first homemade Diary. I know it's a bit late in the year but i am finding i need a day to day diary at the moment, and as i loved the Lilly of the Valley sketch so much and my final result of my card the other night, i thought i would do a slightly adjusted version and add lots of ribbons to create my adorable new diary.
My daughter woke this morning to find it on the table and loved it and asked who it was for and looked gobsmacked when i said it was for myself (lol), she thought i had made it for someone else.

Paper ~ Basic Grey Lemonade
Card ~ Bazzill
Ribbons ~ Stash
Image ~ Penny black
Charm ~ Ebay
Tools ~ Nesties/Retro punches/Tag punch

Sunday, 30 August 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 66

This is my card for this weeks challenge over at a Spoonful of sugar where Sonia has a cool sketch for this week.

Papers ~ Stamping Up
Image ~ Gorguss girls
Pearls ~ Kanban
Tools ~ Nesties~Retro Punches

Liili of the Valley #35

Think this is the first ever time of entering the lilli of the valley Challenge, but i just couldn't resist this gorgeous sketch and just love the final result, the colours are gorgeous, thanks Basic grey it's down to your fab papers.

Image ~Penny Black
Papers ~ Basic Grey lemonade
Tools ~ Circle nesties~Retro flower punches~Black pen
Charm ~ Ebay
Pearls~ Ebay
Ribbon~ Stash

Friday, 21 August 2009

Week 53 CupCake Challenge (happy 1st birthday)

They are celebrating over at Cupcake challenge blog as it is there Birthday (Happy 1st Birthday Guys)
They have lots going on including a blog hop where you can win some delightful prizes and this weeks challenge is something sweet with the extra option of a cupcake. So here is what i have created for there challenge hope you like.

Papers ~ Basic Grey Cupcake
Card ~ Bazzill
Tools ~ Oval nesterbilities/circle punch/ribbler
pearls ~ Kanban
Cupcake ~ Made myself

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge 18

This my card for this weeks challenge over at Roses on Paper where they have a colour scheme to work to which is Orange, Brown and Warm red to give the autumn feel, i would have liked to have done a halloween card with pumpkin but unfortunately do not have the stuff so my card will just have to do.
Papers ~ Stamping up
Image ~ Tilda and Mushroom Magnolia's
Card ~ Bazill
Tools ~ Retro punches and Su circle scallop
Ink pad ~ Brillance eye pad
Pearls ~ Kanban

Basic Grey Challenge 1

This is my card for this weeks entry over at Basic Grey where the lovely Tara has done a superb first sketch to get hte new Basic grey challenge of with a kick. What a great prize they have for the winner. I have througly enjoyed working to this sketch and have used my new gorgeous Euphoria papers, aren't they just delicious? i created this card last nite at my sisters house for our usual craft nite together.
Papers ~ Basic Grey Euphoria
Image ~ Gorguss Girls
Flowers ~ Prima
Card ~ Bazzill
Stash ~ Ribbon/dewdrops/brads
Tools ~ Tag Punch

Friday, 14 August 2009

Secret crafter/Pollycraft Monday/Friday Sketchers/Just Magnolia

I am entering my card for four challenges this week, woohoo this has to be the first for me. Anways the first would be Saturday secret crafter where there challege is cute as a bug and my image od Tilda butterfly fits the bill. Secondly for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge where you are to use buttons and bows, i have buttons on my card you may need to zoom in (poor photo) sorry taken in the evening. The third being Friday sketchers where i have used the lovely Bea has done a fantastic sketch to work to and finally Just Magnolia where the challenge is friendship and my card is for a special friend where i have used the sentiment for this purpose. So that's all hopefully there all correct and on time quite a lot to post when entering one card for four different challenges eh? don't know how all you bloggers get the time lol. Just have to say i am loving these Newish Basic greys papers need to get the Lime rickey next and some stamps he he.

Papers ~ Basic Grey Lemonade (yummy)
Image ~ Butterfly Magonlia
Pearls ~ Kanban
Buttons/Raffia ~ Stash
Tools ~ SU tag and Retro punches

Penny Black week61 challenge

This is my card for this weeks challenge over at Penny black where there is a beautiful sketch to work to. I have made this card for my niece who@s birthday is coming up as she loves to sing and dance, so i thought this stamped image would be perfect with the dancing girl and i have added a princess crown charm (pop princess). I have used my new Euphoria basic grey papers and then used them for her trousers and top to co-ordinate and give the hippy feel was my intention. Anyways throughly enjoyed doing this card.

Image ~ Rockin P/B
Papers ~ Basic Grey Euphoria
Pearls ~ Kanban/stash
Ribbon/Charm ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Jelly stamp
Tools ~ Oval Nesties/Cuttlebug emboss folder

Rachel has another candy

Rachel has another candy up fpr grabs go check her blog out, ends 14th August

Monday, 10 August 2009

Stephs amazing candy

Wow you have to check out this candy that Steph has in celebration of her 25,ooo hits and 100 followers. She is wait for it offering $150 worth of gift voucher for any store of your choice if you should be the lucky winner ans all she asks is you to link to her blog and leave a comment. How cool is that (whoop whoop) to you Steph.

Bizzy Becs new challenge

Go check out Bizzy Becs where there is a new challenge about to start on the 15th August. This is also going to be a monthly challenge set on the 15th of every month, whilst you are there check out there delicious and generous candy whoop whoop.

Allsorts challenge week 13

I am entering this A4 commissioned card for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts
where this weeks theme is Vintage and i have tried to use this effect with my handmade distressed papers and vintage style cameras. I was a little brain struck at first on what i should do for my usual customer and thought she had defeated me with this challenge(Photography) but as usual i came up trumps and she is estatic about the card.

Card ~ Bazzill
Papers ~ Handmade by me/scrap box
Images ~ Decoupage sheet
Film Strip ~ Diecuts from ebay
Brads ~ Papermania
Ribbon/peel offs ~ Stash

Another Kanban

This is another card very simular but in a different colour theme

Weekend cards

Image ~ Kanban Lady
Pearls ~ Kanban
Flower soft ~ Polar white (Joanna Sheen)
Card ~ Bazzill bling
Papers ~ Basic Grey Euphoria/and scraps from stash
Charm/Ribbon ~ Ebay
Tools ~ Retro punches/cuttlebug emboss folders

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

WOJ Guest designer card

This is my last card as guest designer for WOJ. I have throughly enjoyed being part of the team for this month and hope that i have given good inspiration to everyone. I look forward to carrying on my creative work and entering there challenges in the future.

Papers ~ Stamping up holiday treasures
Image ~ WOJ
Tools ~ retro punches
Pearls ~ Ebay

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Allsorts Challenge week 11

This is my card i am entering for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts where the lovely Dawny p has done this sketch and we also have to work to the theme Marshmellows and chocolate. So my card is therefore pink/brown/white.
I have used my gorguss girls which i have masked to give the threesome although i have to say this is the third time of doing it. My copics seem to be drying out and they ruined my first attempt, the second attemp i tried something else and again it got ruined so for the third attempt i used my water colours and i am not happy but gave up in the end(defeated). Anyways a basic card for me think i have lost me mojo a little and also suffering from whiplash due to someone ramming into my car at the weekend quite hard (didn't realise it was so painful) so i blaming it on that (lol). Anyways i don't think it'sto bad a job and at least i have managed to create a card.
hugs Debra

Papers ~ Stampimg Up
Image ~ Gorguss Girls
Die ~ Sizzix bookplate #1
Stash ~ Pearly stuff and pearls

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Teachers Gift Set

This is a gift set i have made today for my little boys teacher at pre-school. It is the lovely picnic basket template i have used. I have made a matching box and gift tag and enclosed a beautiful necklace and earrings and also a matching thank you card.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Dotties World Frame IT Challenge

This is a custom made card for my usual customer. I really enjoyed the challenge and have used my all time favourite for male cards and that is George. He is so versatile and so talented at all the sports and jobs he has (he he) and always suits my card designs perfectly. As usual my camera has let me down and doesn't do my work any justice and if it wasn't for the 3d view photo it would just look plain boring flat but it is raised. This ties in niceley with this weeks challenge over at Dotties world(i think) where Tara has chosen Frames for the challenge this week, hope that the frame fits with this.
hugs Debra

Image ~ George boxer charmed downloads
Sentiment ~ Old clear stamp i have
Background ~ Clear stamp i have
Ribbon ~ Cord from stash
Die cuts ~ Numbers
Card ~ From scraps