Friday 22 May 2015

Simple men's card

I've been AWOL from blog land for quite a while. Combo of family crises and my having shoulder surgery. 

I've had a problem with my neck & shoulder for about 18 months now, causing a lot of pain & limiting my activities - including crafting! 

Anyway, long story short, I had surgery just over 3 weeks ago to remove a section of my collarbone & some additional bony growths. I am well on the road to recovery, physio is quite tough & I can't drive yet, or wear anything that needs to go over my head, but that will come. 

Still not crafting, able to do some colouring tho, so thought I'd share a card I made a while ago but didn't blog. This is using leftover snippets from First Edition 'Isabella' 12x12 pad and a set of Little Claire stamps. Clean and simple, with a few snippets of backing card, some ribbon from the bit box & some card candi. 

Hope everyone is looking forward to the Bank Hol weekend. I'm looking forward to being able to hold a craft knife and ruler sometime soon!

Linking this to Pixies Snippets Playground - see link in sidebar. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Squeeze card

Hi everyone, it's been a long time since my last post, lots of family stuff going on & busy! My craft room is a neglected, dusty space full of dumped stuff - must remedy that!

Anyhow, I have a class next week, so thought I'd share what we're going to make.....

This squeeze card is easy to make & squashes flat for posting. Even fits in a standard C5 envelope ;-)

Used lots of snippets for the flowers & flourishes, so I'll be popping over to Pixies Snippets Playground to check out who else has been busy - see the side bar for the link. 

Hope you've had a lovely Easter and you're enjoying the Sunshine. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Anniversary card

Happy new Year everyone! Know I'm a bit late, but as its my first post of 2015 thought it was ok :-)

Been a bit quiet in the craft room for a month or so due to a combo of work, flu & family schtuff. But it was my anniversary early jan, so I cracked open the door to the crafty hideaway & made this little guy

It's a crafters Companion stamp from last year that I've been saving, so it qualifies me to enter in Darnells NBUS (never been used schtuff!) challenge - Click on the link in the sidebar to see what other crafters have been up to!

I went to town with the Stickles, so took a close up to show how sparkly it is

Hard to show sparkles in camera! Also used lots of diddy snippets for the letters & heart, so linking to Pixies crafty Playground - check out the link in the side bar to join in. There's lots of crafty inspiration there!

So, day off today, first for quite a while. still in pj's at 10.30 - so decadent!! Suppose I ought to hit the shower....maybe one more cuppa first :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Debs xx

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Reindeer and woyww

My desk is completely empty today, so thought I'd show you what I've been working on

Some of you may remember the broken reindeer cookies debacle last year, when I tried out my brand spanking new cookie cutters and ended up with road kill like this....

Well this year I decided my reindeer would be more elegant (and in one piece lol!!) So I bought an MDF decoration from Inky Doodles - which starts life like this....

And this is the finished version....

Tried taking photos in different light to show the twinkly embossing in silver and blue

Twinkles do not play well with cameras! Trust me, the embossing is super twinkly and festive!

My masterpiece is currently feeling very lonely, as the rest of the decorations are still in hibernation. Will probably be a couple of weeks before they see the light. In the meantime, my reindeer make me smile :-)

Linking this to Woyww where you can travel the world one desk at a time. Apologies to anyone who visited me last woyww as I did not make it round everyone - will do better this week, but it will be a few days!

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday 25 November 2014

Rudolph Day

Made these 2 ready for the last Rudolph Day of the year! Not traditional colours but I had a piece of green Christmas paper I wanted to use up. 

 Used snippets of white card & pearlescent paper too so off to play in the Snippets Playground too - click in the link in the sidebar to check it out. 

Happy Rudolph Day peeps - hop over to Sarn's to see more Christmas cards 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Thursday 20 November 2014

Birthday butterflies

Made this a while ago for a friends birthday. The card base is stamped with the same butterfly & flowers used in the main pic. 

The stamps are a combo of diddy ones from different sets, and the sentiment is LOTV. 

The stamped panel was mounted on a piece of mirri left over after gutting a piece of A4 for another project. When I trimmed it to size I was left with some skinny straight slivers, so I used one across the middle of the card & really liked the effect. 

Final snippet of black card punched out a butterfly to sit over sentiment - was very fiddly as snippet was small. Sure I've seen advice somewhere about how to use small snippets in punches but can't remember where. 

Anyway, linking this to the Snippets playground, and will visit some playmates over the next few days. Click on the link in the sidebar to see what everyone is up to. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Saturday workshop

So this was us at the recent Saturday workshop ....

We had a lovely day of crafting, and eating! Can you spot the biscuit tin?? Di made the most amazing sponge cake - I had 2 pieces!!

We Made faux leather notebooks. My improvised varnish spray booth (cardboard box and plastic sheet!) caused hilarity. But who knew asking my ladies to scrunch up a perfectly good sheet of Kraft card would cause such anguish!!!

As you can see, the variety of colours was amazing - some really beautiful covers. 

Then in the afternoon we moved on to make a shabby chic 3-hearts wall hanger.....

And this is Pat and Di showing off their finished hangers!

Such an enjoyable day, thank you ladies! Looking forward to the next one :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x


This is my desk, messy as always! Front & centre my new Graphic 45 pad, ready for my next mini album. To the left an MDF Xmas plaque from Inky Doodles, awaiting paint - better get a wiggle on with that one

My favourite fiskars paper trimmer & scissors, a pile of double sided tape and, just out of sight on the right, my growing crapalanche with bits n bobs from my most recent scrapbook. And below my desk you can see my set of drawers the 3 rather full boxes of 12x12 papers - a girl can never have enough paper!

So, I've shown you mine, time to see other desks through the portal that is WOYWW , presided over by the lovely Julia - click on the link in the sidebar to join in

Happy crafting