Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Hi Everyone
Sorry not been around, but i have been a busy bee. I went for my first interview after about 11 years and guess what i got the job(couldn't believe it). I am a qualified dental nurse but haven't done since 1997 and i have managed to bag myself a job(wicked). I have been running around sorting childcare arrangements for my 3 children (not easy) and of course sorting out my Blooming piece of a junk car finally. Anyways i am working more for my own sanity and not for financial gain as the childcare will cost £800 + per month(extortionate). I have made a few commisioned cards this week and have also done a couple of GDT cards for my Guest Designer Spot with WOJ for a whole month. anyways hope to keep up with my blogging and card making but some how think i might be quite shattered after my first week at work (lol) but so excited yet nervous. Will keep you all informed of how it is going and i will have to change my profile now (he he) have fun everyone
hugs Debra

Sunday, 21 June 2009

WOJ challenge 35 & Creative Inspirations #13

I am entering this card for two challenges this week both which are using the technique paper piercing (which i thought was to put holes into your design with a piercing tool) however this is not the case. It is use some DP or papers on your design and i have used mine on Willows dress to match the background and think it works really well, i love this technique and will be using it again. So the first challenge i will be enetring it for is WOJ
and the second will be Creative Inspirations

Paper - Stamping Up
Image - WOJ new release Swing and Pregnant Willow
Flowers - Prima/stash
Embellishments - Ribbon/charm.dew drops all stash

Little Girls Craft Box

This is a birthday present i have made for my son to give to his friend on her birthday. Well as usual i have had all week to get a present and left it to the last minute and then couldn't get out of the house due to car being broken again. So i thought what the hell could i do as little 5 year old girls want presents and not money. so i decidedto make a beautiful box full of lots of crafting goodies, from ribbons/gems/images/stamped images/toppers, cards/envelopes/pegs/flowers etc. I am sure she will be delighted with it as i asked my 10 year olds opinion and ahe said she would love it. So i haven't done much crafting for 2 weeks but certainly have made up for it these past 3 days lol. Now working with my beautiful new WOJ stamps (wedding and baby range) so watch this space for more yummy cards coming your way (lol)

Last Father's day card (he he)

Last but not least my last father's day card for the week (lol) this one is from baby Decs who is 2 years old and yes you guessed it another charmed download of George (he he). Happy Father's Day to all you lovely daddies/dads/father's etc hope you are being pampered as we would be on Mother's Day.

Papers - Stamping up
Emebellishments - Sherbet dots
Image - George at work, charmed downloads
Stickers - Peeloffs from stash

Charmed download card

This is another card i have made for my middle boy Jacob aged 5 to give to daddy for father's day. I have used mainly bits from my scraps and stash but just love charmed downloads as they are quick and easy to use and fantastic images. There is a challenge i can enter this for but can't find which it is there challenge is BLACK/WHITE and one other colour any help aprreciated. Thanks

Papers - All from my scrap box
Image - George from charmed downloads
Peeloffs - From stash


This is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Dare you to digi stamp
where you have to create a scenery and this father's day card fits the bill perfect. I have even done one of these kinds of cards for the first time(what are they called)? Used one of my favourite downloads of George at work from charmed downloads. I have made the shredded grass myself but will have to invest in the MS Icicle punch as ths would work great for my grass that i use a lot. Shed was just made from scraps of card and given an effect of wood with my copics, the stickers have been in my stash for about 3-4 years bless them had to brush of the cobwebs lol. i am very pleased with the overall finish and this was a card i made for Olivia to give to her dad on father's day as she couldn't be bothered to make her own (lazy). She'll go crackers if she reads my blog (lol)

Image - Charmed download george at work
Embellishments - Karen-Marie-Klip stickers
Card - Bazzill
Tools - Copics~Peeloffs~Brads~chalks

Friday, 19 June 2009


Well this is a quick card i made today for my dad for Father's day. I have used the lovely george download as he fits the bill perfect for this little card. I hope the background looks ok, it is actually trees i have masked but they look a little like scribble now i have uploaded them (lol). I have also masked some bushes in his barrow, wish i had some of that soft stuff as this would have been fantastic for this and would have made the bushes look more real but never mind copics worked just as well for this tome around.
Hope you like.

Paper - stamping up
Card stock - Bazill
Image - George at work charmed download
Stamps - Tree (art impressions) & Shrubs (whispers
Embellishments - Sherbet dots

Saturday, 13 June 2009


Kathrina is celebrating with surprise candu becaiuse of the new release of the new Bay and Wedding collection WOJ stamps. These are just devine go check them out directly at the WOJ store
and then go check out Katherinas candy and sneaky preview of the stamps.
If i don't win i can't wait ot purchase some of these, i have seen quite a few of the DT working with the this week and the inspiration is just amazing, Katherina has gone to Vienna but will be drawing a winner on her return Sunday evening.
Good Luck everyone
hugs Debra

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Commissioned boys card

This is a commissioned card by my regular customer. Sorry about the poor photos i am having a nightmare taking them and had to do this with the night mode on as they kept glaring otherwise. Anyways this is the first i have ever made a laptop 3d card before and i am chuffed with the finished results, don't really know how this all came together but it did (lol). I used a flat packed box and lid and all sorts of scrap cards from my stash, all the embellishments etc are from my stash to, photo is the cutomer young boy who is 21 on Wednesday hence the 21st key on the cover of the laptop, he his a computer nerd(pardon my slang) according to his mum. hope to make a female version next ime in pink of course. hugs Debra

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge week 8

This is my take on this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia
Where the lovely Rach has done us proud with her sketch. Thanks Rach

Materials ~
Paper ~ Stamping Up
Card ~ Bazill
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda and Flower
Tools ~ Nesties~Scallop/Circle/daisy punches
Liquids ~ Stickles
Stash ~ Rhinestones ~ ribbon ~ charms

Forever Friends challenge Sandra Sketch

This is my version for this weeks sketch over at Forever friends
I am not happy with this card at all, but it is finished so therefore i am entering it. I haven't got much FF stuff so worked with what i had at the time.

Paper ~ Forever Friends Paper pad
Image ~ Forever Friends Paper Pad
Card ~ Bazill
Flowers ~ Prima
Text ~ Franchoise Read Stamps
Tools ~ Nesties ~ Cuttlebug Emboss folder
Stash ~ Gems and Buttons

Polly Craft Mondays #16/Just Christmas & Birthdays #34

I am entering this card for two challenges this week the first being Just Christmas and Birthdays
where there is this beautiful sketch to work to and the second challenge is over at Pollycraft Monday where there challenge is Monochrome so i decided on Blue for my choice and think it works well even the blue grass (lol)

Paper ~ Stamping Up
Image ~ Sherbet Pollycrafts
Text ~ Sherbet Polycraft
Flowers ~ Prima
Gems ~ Dew drops, Rhinestones from stash