Friday, 26 September 2014

New Dies

I made these with a new Tattered Lace die bought recently when C&C had them at half price. I bought this, some musical notes & some leaves. These are my first Tattered Lace dies & I've been impressed with them!

Anyhoo, I bought this one cos I thought it had multiple uses, being able to cut apart the hearts & flourishes. Then when it arrived I thought it looked like Christmas baubles! So I raided my mirri snippits & made these 2. 

The cream background is embossed with a Crafters Companion frame embossing folder, then mounted on more mirri & the Merry Christmas is a Cheery Lynn die. 

So cos I used snippets I get to visit the Snippets Playground, and as I made 2 of them I can visit Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Woyww 277

Look away if you're a neat freak, my desk is a mess!!

New stash from Ally Pally on top of samples I'm prepping for a 1-day class in October, and pride of place centre desk is my industrial sized bottle of PVA that I didn't even notice til I wrote this post :-)

I bought some fab stamps from Visible Image, lots more stamps (surprise!) couple of DI's I don't have yet, (some old ones lurking there too!) some dies, some gilding wax and a ton of card stock you can't see lol!

The samples buried under my stash are some really cute faux leather notebooks ready for a class in Oct

And a shabby chic wall hanger that I just love! Made it ages ago and been waiting for the right class to cover it
So that's mine. If you want to join in with the weekly desk hop that is WOYWW click on the link in the side bar and hop away!

Debs x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Desk shot early morning before rushing off to work, planning to post in my lunch hour but didn't get one! So, a bit late to the party. If you want to see other desks click on the woyww link at the side

New baby card front & centre, not quite finished - A4 so everyone at work can sign. Rest is usual bits n bobs. 

Did get a chance to alter the stationery set folder sat on desk last week....

Cut off the flap, cut out the butterflies & fixed to front, added lots of Stickles :-)
Cut card to fit inside, decorated with Ink Dusters & stencils & presto! A new Birthday reminder  Folder!

Each card will have that months birthdays listed, and I just move that month to back & have next months there in front of me. And it's so slim it slots in next to my notebooks, with hand cream in front which was birthday pressie from the lovely Hettie

Cards in right hand side - hmmmm - not yet sure what to use them for, suggestions welcome!

Will visit desks later this week, hope you had a good Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A smile!

This little one is made entirely of snippets, even the big black die cut was languishing in my snippets box - I have a separate one for leftover die cuts! The flower is 2 leftover layers of decoupage used elsewhere, and the backing paper was left from a magazine project. 

The lovely Smile die cut was given to me by my friend Sarn , and it really does make me smile :-)

Taking this over to the snippets playground. If you want to take a look click on the link in the side bar

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Men's cards!

This is another of the 'Acid drops & Whatnots' stamp set I bought at Newbury. They do make me chuckle!

This one was made on a 5" square card blank, using a leftover bit of stripey paper & some blue snippets. When I mounted the stamped panel & sentiment on the blue card I was left with 2 straight cutoff pieces, so I had to use them too!! I think they work quite well with the card candi :-)

Off to link this to Pixies Snippets Playground, where I heard a whisper that it might be Miss's birthday, so I'll have to pick her a bunch of dandelions on my way thru the gate! If you're wondering what I'm blathering about, click on the link in my sidebar & see what's going on in the playground this week

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Today's desk, left in chaos yesterday when I dashed off to my class, and not touched since!

Deskers across the world snoop on Wednesday, guided by Julia at WOYWW HQ. If you want to check it out, click on the link in the sidebar. 

On my desk to the left, a folder from a stationery set that is too pretty to throw away, awaiting re-purposing. Centre back some red & black papers from an old Red Hot Bed kit, used to make a card yesterday. Peeping out from underneath the papers my 'back of envelope' sketches :-)

Some bling, my 'sticky' scissors & my fave fiskars scissors. Some rub ins used recently & not put away, so edging to the right hand side of my desk to join the out of sight crapalanche!

And for those who liked last weeks samples of stencilling ready for class, this is one I made yesterday with my lovely ladies

Will check out desks over next few days

Thanks for stopping by
Debs x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


So this is my desk today, and anyone who saw it over the past few weeks might notice that the big crapalanche on the right has reduced substantially! It was cleared at the weekend, but I've had a few days off and been scapbooking so it's starting to build again :-)

On the desk a completed layout, the usual spotty caddy and tools, tags, some DI's and a tea bag box awaiting altering. On the chair my box of completed layouts waiting to be put in an album. 

And to the right is my computer and printer, which is piled high with a mahoosive collection of cards made over the past few days - at least 12!  I've had a ball spending uninterrupted days in my craft room! Will desk hop to see what other deskers are up to 

Last week some deskers asked to see the finished stencilled cards, so here they are

That's me for this week - off to link up with the desk feet that is woyww!

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 1 September 2014

Butterfly Challenge

This card was made to fit Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge. But I also challenged myself to make it entirely from snippets!

So I decided to keep it really simple, not something I do usually! The square die cut was an extra that was in my die cut snippets box, where I keep all unused, extras or bits of die cuts (thrifty or plain mean???) the butterfly was there too, but had a mark in it, so I pulled out the die and inked the ought it to cover that up. The diddly piece of coloured vellum was another leftover from a mag ages ago. Am finally, I stamped one of my fave LOTV wordy stamps on the bottom

Considering this is a simple card, I found it quite stressful to make, cos I was trying to make inns wotk, rather than pulling together things that matched - whew! Challenge complete! Now to link to MrsA and Pixies Snippets Playground. 

Don't forget to visit. Janet, Shaz and Vickie who will be posting their Creative. Blog Hop posts today

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x