Monday, 29 December 2014

Get Creative Challenges Number 5

Good Morning
Its still bitterly cold outside and still treacherous on my estate
where I live....the roads are like ice skating rinks!
Still enjoying the time off ...cosied up we dogs and watching crappy movies on tv....

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at 
Theme for this fortnight is
Ingredient Challenge - Use 2 printed papers, 3 brads or buttons & ribbon!
Wonderful sponsor this week is 
who are offering 3 beautiful images

I got to use the gorgeous Eleanor & Pickles - Decking the Halls

Image is coloured in with ProMarkers
Backing papers are from Stamping Up
Buttons and bow from my own stash
Sentiment from Crafters Companion

Am entering my card into a challenge 
Cute card Thursday - anything goes

Hope you can join us in this weeks challenge!
Happy Crafting
Debby xxx

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Glitter N Sparkle DT - Challenge 117

Well...all that fuss for that one day and in the blink of an eye its over!  Hope everyone had a great Christmas ...I know I did ...there's just something really magical with spending it with your loved ones.
Santa didn't bring me any crafting goodies this year but what he did bring me was front row tickets to go and see the fabulous Peter Kay in Phoenix of my all time favourite shows...I seriously love Peter Kay so this present from my eldest daughter is just the best!....who needs any crafting goodies when I get to see him!
Enough rambling ....its a Sunday again...the last one of the year !  So that means one thing and thats its a new challenge over at
Challenge 117 - Anything Goes!
Sponsors this week are;
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
QKR Stampede - 5 images
The Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if using one of their images
Eureka - 5 images
Sentimental Susan - 5 images
As always great sponsors with fab prizes up for grabs xx

My image used this week is of my favourite animal and the digi comes from the very fabulous
utterly cute image to work with 
Coloured image in with my Promarkers
Backing paper is from Best Creation Inc...bought from my local craft shop in Elsecar
Sentiment is from my own stash as are candy and the bow...really need to start using my Bow Maker!

Am entering my card into 

Heres wishing you all the very best for a very Happy New Year - let there be good times for all in 2015!

Happy Crafting,
Debby xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 116

Good Afternoon
the last Sunday before the Big Red Man drops down our chimney pots loaded with the goodies!
And that means its the last Challenge before Xmas 
over at 

Challenge 116
Theme this week is 
Traditional Christmas Colours

The wonderful sponsors this week are:
Sassy Studios  - 4 digis
Fitztown - 3 images
Inky Impressions - $10 gift certificate
A Day for Daisies - $12 gift certificate
As always great sponsors and prizes, worthy of entering!

The image I got to use this week is from
A Day for Daisies - Snowball Sam

Coloured image in with Promarkers and also used Spectrum Noirs
Xmas sentiment is from Crafters Companion
For my background "papers" well its not card its a piece of material I picked up from a local haberdashery store that I came across when out with my daughter.  It was perfect choice for the image.
Am entering my design into the following challenges:

As this will be the last time I blog then I wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

Debby xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Glitter N Sparkle - DT card

Good morning all ...challenge time again over at
Our wonderful sponsors this week are:
Dis Digi Stamps - $12 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear - $10 gift certificate
Bugaboo - 7 images
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - 5 images

Image I got to use this week is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Tis the Season
Its a really adorable image and I loved working with it

Image coloured in with my promarkers and used one or two of my spectrum noirs
and I glittered the image to within an inch of its life!!
Glitter paper from my own stash
Tonic Trellis die used
Sentiment from Crafters Companion

As always entering this card into
Divas by Design - Seeing Red
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Family Christmas
Through the craftroom door - Anything goes
Holly Jolly - Anything Christmas Challenge

Hope you can join us in this weeks challenge!

Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Get Creative Challenge - DT card

Oooops am so late with this post this week ....days and weeks are flying by like a whirlwind and trying my hardest to get through all my orders for Christmas and holding down a full-time job are beginning to take its toll!  So looking forward to the 20th December as it will be my last day of work and the start of a 2 week break...I will be that mad woman running around the shops last minute being chucked out of shops at closing time Xmas Eve (like I always do!)...Last Minute Lil should be my name!!!
Anyway enough rambling...onto this weeks Challenge over at

Fab sponsor this week is...
The Stamping Boutique who is offering 2 images for the winner & 3 if the winning entry uses one of their images!

The image I used for this weeks Challenge is
Image coloured in with the trusty old Promarkers
Background papers are from my own stash and for love nor money can remember where I got them from.  Used new Christmas card candy and snowflake punch is a Martha Stewart one.
Sentiment is from Stamping Up

Will enter my card into a couple of challenges too:
A Gem of A Challenge - anything Christmas
Crafty Catz Challenge - Snowmen
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas

Off back to the craft desk to crack on with these orders
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Good morning

Sunday again! So its time for a new challenge over at 

This weeks theme is 

Fab sponsors this week are;
Crafty Sentiments - offering 3 images
QKR Stampede - offering 5 images
The Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if you use one of their images
Eureka  - offering 5 images
Sentimental Susan - offering 5 images

Image I used this week on our DT is from Crafty Sentiments
Snowman Candy & Holly

I used Promarkers to colour the image in.
Background papers I used my new Tattered Lace Embossing board think it is called Holly Flourish
Dusted down some peel offs as I rarely use them now but like these snowflakes
I used scalloped circles from Tonic to put the snowman image on.

Entering this card into;
I Love Promarkers - Frosty the Snowman
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom door - Anything goes

Good luck to everyone who enters our challenge this week!

Happy crafting
Debby xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday AGAIN! ....means one thing today!!  Challenge time over at GLITTER N SPARKLE and the theme this week for Challenge 112 is......TAG either create a tag or include a tag in your creation....simple !  The sponsors this week are
Scribble Designs - 3 images
Jellypark Designs - 3 images

Fab sponsors as always!
My creation this week is a beautiful image from 

Image coloured in with promarkers and glittered with Glamour Dust
Used my own ribbon and gems from my stash...a quick and easy challenge from me this week....
only has I decided in a whim to tidy and clean my craft area....HUGE mistake ....still at it and had to walk away for a few moments before I go back to it!

Am entering my creation into:
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

Anyhow hope you can join us for this weeks challenge and share your fab creations!
Happy Crafting

Debby xxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Challenge 111 - Glitter N Sparkle....CUTE!

A tad late my post for this weeks Challenge but have been laid up feeling sorry for myself with an atrocious cold/flu.....but better late than never!

So its over to
Challenge 111
Fab sponsors this week are;
Di's Digi Downloads - $12 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear Stamps - $10 gift certificate
Bugaboo Stamps - 7 images

Image used this week is from Bugaboo - Frame it - Bears Birthday

Coloured image in with a mixture of my Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
Die cut is a Spellbinders and glitter card & gems are from my own stash.

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges this week;
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Craft your passion  - something beginning with B
Creative Craft Cottage - colour/anything goes

Please come along and join us in this weeks challenge!
Happy Crafting
Debby xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Challenge 110 Glitter N Sparkle - Autumn Colours

Morning the time this post goes live I will be sat tucking into a hearty breakfast up in chilly Blackpool...or to be precise Fleetwood.....where we have been enjoying a crafters retreat weekend since Friday!  Have been really looking forward to this since we booked it just a couple of weeks back.....hastily done but me and my best friend Linda are looking at this as market research as it is something we are seriously wanting to do ourselves as a new as well as a relaxing weekend away its insight as to what we would like to do in the not too distant future!
Right onto this weeks new challenge over at....
Challenge 110
Theme this week is ....Autumn Colours
Sponsors this week are;
Ikes Art - 3 images
Stamping Chef - 3 images
Fred-She-Said Designs - $10 gift certificate

This week for me I got to use a cute image from

I use my pro-markers to colour the image in, backing papers are from In My Minds Eye.
Ribbon from my own stash which I bought from C&C and the cute banner is from a Joanna Sheen die bought from a recent craft fayre.
Am entering my card into  a couple of challeges;
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Crafty Catz - Ribbon & or Lace
Try it on Tuesdays - Colours of Autumn

So again please join us in this weeks challenge at Glitter N Sparkle
Happy crafting
Debby x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Get Creative Challenges....Challenge 1

Morning all.....Well......Finally the day as arrived and am just a tad excited!  I hinted a couple of posts back that had some news and now the day as come where I can officially share.....I am on the DT for a BRAND NEW Challenge Blog.....
Angie and I were on the DT for another challenge blog that is no longer going and she mentioned she was starting up one on her own...was chuffed to bits when she allowed me to be part of her new project from the very beginning!  She as put so much hard work into getting it started and am excited to be part of her team!
Its a fortnightly challenge so please pop over to Get Creative Challenges and join us and show us your fabulous work!

Sponsor is our very own Angie and she is offering 3 of her images

Here is what I created using one of Angies own fabulous images....please check her store out there are some really beautiful images on their
The image I got to use is Kitty in Flowers which is adorable 


So please come along over to this weeks challenge and show us your wonderful work!
Happy Crafting 
Debby xxx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Another Week...Another Challenge !

Morning fellow Crafters,
Well what a wonderful week of beautiful weather were are having for November sky's and sunshine....we even went out Trick or Treating with my nieces and the dogs walking around in just a cardigan at night!? What's that all about ? At this time of year usually the heating is cranked up full notch and scarves and hats are out ....just loving this weather could get used to this...but have a feeling it won't last!
So onto Challenge number 109 over at
Anything but a Square
Wonderful (& Many) Sponsors for this weeks prizes

Am sure you will agree well worthy of entering the challenge with a chance to win some goodies from these amazing company's !!

Must admit I was initially the one who thought up this challenge theme but completely takes me out of my comfort zone as I like squares always feel out of my comfort zone with anything else!....but here is my creation!

I got to use this BEAUTIFUL design from the gorgeous collection from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff at
called Peace Rose from the Flowers Collection
I absolutely ADORE Aurora Wing images ...the images are just so so beautiful!

As always am entering my card into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Divas By Design - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - anything goes
A Creative Romance - pink

That's all for now, so good luck to those entering into this weeks challenge and
Happy Crafting!

Debby xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

DT for Glitter N Sparkle

Morning ......the extra hour in bed means am feeling fresh as a daisy...hope you all are too....only problem with that extra hour is it equals the start of dark mornings and dark nights early and it affects my mood dreadfully...hate this time of the year, going to work in the dark and coming back in the dark = one sad me!
On a sad note too it has been decided by the admins of Crafting from the Heart  (whom I have been DT for a very short time) ...that they are shutting down the blog for the time being as both admins have been having a very difficult time of late in their personal wishing both Erin & Fiona all the very best wishes and love to them both.

However all is not lost.... it has led to something new and am really excited to be part of...all I am saying for now is check out Get Creative Challenges

For now though .....Onto this weeks challenge over at
Challenge 108
Theme is "HALLOWEEN"
Sponsors this week are as follows:
Sassy Studios - 4 images
Fitztown - 3 images
A Day For Daisy's - $12 gift certificate
All Dressed Up - 2 images

I got to use an image from "A Day For Daisys" - Fancy Hat for Halloween

I used my promarkers to colour the image in - my eldest daughter insisted the witch be green!
Backing paper I printed off from an image my friend used on Facebook!  No idea where she got it from!!
The orange border is one of my many growing punches from the Tonic range and the sentiment I used my iniative and did it from Word document and coloured in with promarkers!

Am entering this card into:
A Gem of a Challenge - Trick or Treat (Halloween)
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or Treat
That Craft Place - Halloween

Time to sign off now
Happy Crafting one and all !
Debby xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Challenge 107 at Glitter N Sparkle

Have had a wonderful weekend ....Saturday was spent at my work colleague and friend Katie's wedding in a beautiful venue at Whitley Hall....she looked stunning, everything about the day was was gorgeous has was the beautiful settings, the food, the company...I want to do it all again and I am not the bride!  And today to top a amazing weekend off I went with my friend Linda to the Doncaster Dome and spent some pennies on new crating stash at the Stamp Magic Show...was fab as had all my favourites there...Phill Martin, Kathy Mills and the wonderful Chloe ...lush products could have spent more if I had it !!!
Anyhow on to todays Challenge over at....

Amazing sponsors as always
Di's Digi Downloads - $12 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear Stamps - $10 gift certificate
Lacy Sunshine - 3 images
MelJens Designs - 4 images
Bugaboo - 7 images
WOW....lots of prizes up for grabs!  You would be mad to miss it!!

I got to use Patchwork Heart from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Love her and got to use one of my favourite
Image coloured in with my promarkers
backing paper - kanban
buttons from stash

am entering my card into 
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Stitchy Bear Stamps - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes

Ta ta for now crafters
Debby xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Glitter N Sparkle DT challenge

Sunday....meant to be day of rest?! noooooo not in my and only chance of a lie-in in my week as its my only day off and you think its not too much to ask but no...."mum will you take me to work please?"....never heard of a bus Liam I want to shout, but no I wearily get out of bed get dressed and off to work I take him ...whilst I am up and about thought a bit of Asda shopping is in order...the phone rings and my sister asks "please will you take me to Cortonwood...need a few bits" ...again I want to shout never heard of a bus but no off I go dutifully take them there and back 3 hours later...and then I head back home for my breakfast (which is now 1.30pm!) ...chance of a sit down...oh no...housework, washing and ironing, dog walking, hair-dyeing youngests hair, DT card to catch up on, dinner to prepare and then joy of joys back to Wath to pick son up after his working day as he "forgot" his bus pass and wallet....ppppffft! So I now find its 10.30pm at night still need a bath and sort out dinners for kids tomorrow and dogs to see to before I can finally sit down...but hang on isn't it bedtime?! Dear Lord the day as well and truly flown by!!  Roll on my next day off next Sunday...not!!!
So onto business ....its SUNDAY! and a new challenge over at

challenge 106 - Black & White
Sponsors this week are;
Ikes Art - 3 images
The Stamping Chef - 3 images
Patties Creations - 2 images

My image this week is from Ikes Art - Saucy Fairy

Loved the Black & White theme...possibly my all time favourite colour combos.....Image coloured in with Promarkers with an added touch of Glamour Dust
Backing glittered paper is from Jelly Bean Crafts
and gems from my own stash

Am entering my own card as always into a challenge or 2...
Creative Card Crew - Black card stock
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - use your favourite colour combo

Hope you can join us over at Glitter n Sparkle in this weeks challenge!

I am now signing off ...and heading for the bath!
Happy Crafting
Debby xxx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Better late than never!

Evening all......
Am a little late at blogging this week with my DT card for this weeks challenge over at

but to be fair....its been my Birthday....I turned 46 yesterday...another year older and wiser as the saying goes....but how come I still feel 18 in my head....I look at my 22 year old daughter and think...Christ I remember being her age like it was yesterday on earth does the time fly by so quickly in a blink of the eye I have turned into a middle aged woman!....No not having that am still 18 in my head and heart (although think my body would disagree there!!!)

Anyway enough of the rambling ...there's a challenge to be had and entered !!!

So its Challenge number 39
As always "Anything Goes"

Sponsors this week are;
Eureka - offering 5 images
Crafts and Me - offering 3 images

I got to use a beautifully super cute image from
Eureka - Wrapped up Kitty & Puppy

Loved using this image.....coloured in with my  Pro-markers
Backing paper from my own stash bought from a local craft shop in Elsecar called the Craft Box
Sentiment from Claires Designs which I used the outer part from with the animal detail....the inner sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio which fitted in perfectly
Candy from own stash

Am entering my card into a challenge or two or three.....!

Moving along with the times - Dog gone it
Try it on Tuesdays - animals
Avenue 613 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes

Good Luck to all who enter in our challenge this week

Happy crafting

Debby x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

New Challenge At Glitter N Sparkle - 105

Been a little quiet on blogland for a couple of weeks....sooooo busy at work and absolutely zero free time as those kids of mine....and I use the term kids loosely as they are now 22, 18 & me or should I say them... here there and everywhere & then there are the 2 dogs to see to ....some nights am not getting back home until after 9pm and am shattered time for any crafting which results in me sulking!
Am totally shattered this one lie-in is something I am really looking forward to ....can hear the bed calling me as I am typing up this!!!
So enough jibber jabber on to the reason for my post......its a new challenge over at

Challenge 105
Anything with a  B ...buttons, bows, blue, brown, bling etc

Sponsors this week are:
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
QKR Stampede - 5 images
Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if you use one of their images
Eureka - 5 images
Sentimental Susan - 5 images

As always wonderful prizes!

I got to use one of the Eureka images this week - Party Poopers
Love this super cute image just because I love doggies! And this image is just lovely!

As always used the trusty Promarkers for colouring
I decided to use blue and brown cardstock and found a little strip of pawprints from my odds and sods basket (always comes in handy now and again!)
Used some blue bling and decided to dust down the peel off box as I very barely use them now and used an Happy Birthday peel off along with a couple of balloon ones
Used a 7 x 7 card and went for the easel shape just for a change!

Entering my card into a couple of challenges
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes

Well thats me all cream crackered and off to bed!
Happy Crafting
Debby xxx

Monday, 22 September 2014

New DT for Crafting From The Heart

Morning all!
Its the start of a new week.....and Oooooh I have been sat on this for a couple of weeks now but I can say now... that I am on the DT for a favourite blog of mine....

and am chuffed to bits to be on the team...thanks for having me!

And today's the day that I make my "debut" so to speak!
 Its a new challenge number 37 "Anything Goes"

The image I got to work with is from 
Sassy Studio Designs - Buttercream Babe - Elegant Cake

I used promarkers to colour the image in 
My backing papers are what I dusted off from many moons ago and are from Kanban
Sentiment from Circa 

Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Glitter N Sparkle...challenge 103

Well am back to being fighting fit and in time for all the birthday celebrations of my eldest daughter who turned 22 on did that happen?!? I am still a teenager in my head...not possible for me to have a child sooooo old!!  She was not physically with me on her special day she was in Berlin with her boyfriend...but shes back home now...its double the birthday fun in our family as it was my mums yesterday so we are all off out tonight to celebrate them both together on a family meal at Frankie & Bennys.....yummy !
But first, before I go there is a new challenge over at 
challenge 103
"Must use Pink"

Sponsors this week are
Di's Digi Downloads  - $12 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear Stamps - $10 gift certificate
Bugaboo - 7 images

As always some great prizes!
My image that I got to use for this challenge is from Bugaboo

absolutely love the funny!

Used my promarkers for colouring the image
the sentiments came with the image
papers from Tim Coffey

Am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Passion for Pro-markers - anything goes
Crafty Girls challenge - anything goes

Right am off to stuff my face!  
Happy crafting everyone
Debby xx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Glitter N Sparkle DT ...a new Challenge

Evening ...well my one and only day off and all of it has been spent in my nightgown and slippers and mainly sleeping...trying to sleep off this horrible stinking cold I have ...have been feeling rough for the last few days but today has been the worst..oh woe is me am feeling thoroughly miserable and sorry for myself...with no one to look to look after me hoo!
But enough of the self pity as today is a new challenge over at

challenge 102
"Use a Punch"
our sponsors this week are:
Ikes Art - 3 images
The Stamping Chef - 3 images
Fred She Said - $10 gift certificate
Bunny Zoe - £10 gift certificate

My image that I got to use in this weeks challenge is from The Stamping Chef 

Love the saucy images from the stamping chef this one a particular favourite....
coloured in with my promarkers..with a little sprinkling of glamour dust....backing paper from my own stash that I have had for a long time....snowflake punch from martha stewart which I havent used for a long time! 

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges
Divas by Design  - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
4 Crafty girls challenges - anything goes

Right am off for a hot honey and lemon and an early night ! 
Happy crafting 
Debby xx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Glitter N Sparkle DT Challenge 101 ... "Use a Digi"

Good Morning ....Sundays seem to be on us so very quickly....and as my daughter pointed out the other day there are only 15 more Sundays before THAT day...wont use the "C" word as it makes me panic ...thinking as always I haven't started on making one yet and has all the crafters know its the busiest time of the year for us with orders!  God help me if I don't pull my finger out this year and get cracking!! 
Anyhow back to what I am posting on today and its Challenge time over at

Challenge 101 - "Use A Digi"

Fab sponsors as always who are

Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
QKR Stampede - 5 images
Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if you have used one of their images
Eureka - 5 images

Here is my image that I got to work with this week which is from Crafty Sentiments
Really cute image - I love it!

Used my new additions to my crafting stash - Spectrum Noirs along with my trusty Promarkers to colour my image in....I  really love them 
Background paper from Tim Coffey
Butterfly from a Tonic punch
Sentiment from Circa and gems from my stash

Entering my card into the following challenges
Cutie pie challenge - Two's Company
Pink gem challenge - Summertime
Through the craft room door - Anything goes
That's all for as always ..happy crafting!
Debby xxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Proud Mum!

Not one for normally blogging daily but just wanted to shout from the rooftops how proud I am of my youngest daughter Tasha.  Its been a couple of tough years with her health and well being and without going into the ins and outs of it all finally after everything she as been through today marks the start of a new beginning for her has she enrolled in College today!  Might seem rather trivial to most as this is the normal progression for most her age, but to me its a MASSIVE achievement for her and I could not be more proud of come next Monday she starts on the career path that she wants and will start her Animal Care course and I wish her all the happiness and best of luck that she truly deserves.  Feel like the Cheshire Cat today I am that happy!!
Gushing over.... here is a card I made to order that I am going to enter into a couple of challenges....I loved making this as Butterflys are sooooo pretty they remind me of summertime & warm sunny days and are just so beautiful to look at

I picked up the butterfly sheet from a recent craft fair I went to - I think it is from a company called Crafty Touch - I loved the image as I got to BLING it to my hearts content !!
The Butterfly die is from Joy Crafts
Background card is from HunkyDory 
Made a matching box to go with it - Butterfly punch from Tonic and the die cut is a Spellbinders favourite of mine called Fleur De Lis Rectangles

Am entering this into:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime
Craft Challenge  - Animal/Pet

Anyhow am off to take the family out for a meal tonight as a little celebration of Tashas happy crafting to you all

Debby xx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Challenge 100 - Glitter N Sparkle

Oh what a beautiful day it has been today here in Barnsley.....have done nothing other than sit in the sunshine (and a few loads of washing!) and its been heaven...perfect way to see the last day of August out.....September tomorrow god how did that happen...feels like yesterday since we saw new year in!  Time really does fly!
And how it does has it is time for a this weeks challenge over at


And its a special one too as it is the 100th Challenge....I love being a part of our lovely DT and a special thank you to one of the owners Teresa for all the hard work she puts into the Team...a truly lovely woman with a big heart and such kindness she has shown me extra hugs to you my love


Our sponsors this week are
Sassy Studios - 4 images
Fitztown - 3 images
Inky Impressions - $10 certificate
Kenny K - 3 images

I got to work with one of my favourites KENNY K - the image I used is Bodacious Bev

I used Promarkers to colour her in
Love heart backing card was from Buzz crafts - feathers from Kanban 
Tonic die used but for love nor money cannot remember name of it 
Sentiment from Crafters Companion from their Scruffy Catz collection

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges:

Tuesday throwdown - Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday - Anything Goes
4 krafty girlz challenges - Anything Goes

Thats all for today as always HAPPY CRAFTING

Debby xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Challenge 99 at Glitter N Sparkle

Good evening ...or maybe morning judging by the time I am writing this latest is the word ...after 2 blissful weeks off from work it was my first day back at work today and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't shake the holiday blues ...thank god its only a four day week!
Am late in posting for our challenge over at GLITTER N SPARKLE but if you have a minute then please hop over and have a look....its my favourite theme this week which is USE SOME those beautiful creatures I do.  We have a fair few sponsors this week so please come along and join us!
Di's digi downloads - $12 certificate
Stitchy Stamps - $10 certificate
Lacy Sunshine - 3 images
Bugaboo - 7 images 
Digistamps 4 Joy - 5 images

My image this week is from Bugaboo - Butterfly Globe
Am entering my card this week into a couple of challenges
Crafting from the heart  - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

Good Luck to all that enter our challenge this week!
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Glitter N Sparkle - Challenge 98

Morning all ....don't know about anyone else but by heck it was that cold last night am ashamed to say I put heating on!!  Felt like the middle of winter in my house rather than summer....just knew it would be rubbish weather in my time off from work...going into week 2 of my holiday and am hoping that I see at least a couple of days of sunshine before going back to work.  On the plus side it has given me plenty of play-time at the trusty old craft table ,,,instead of doing the jobs that still need to get done around the house...the ones that I said I would do with my time off and yet still remain not done! ooops !!
Anyhow its time for another challenge over at ...

Challenge 98 - USE SOME METAL
Fab sponsors this week are:
Ike's art - 3 images
Stamping Chef - 3 images
Pattie's creations - 2 images

My image this week is from Stamping Chef called Cloud Nine....

Image coloured in with Pro-Markers
Background Die is from TONIC - Decorative envelope die set cut into 4 to make background
Metal corner embellishments  from Meiflower 
Sentiment from Circa Design

As always I am going to enter this card into challenges myself

Signing off for now 
Crafty hugs to all
Debby xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 97

Afternoon from a wet, dark, dreary, thundering and lightening Sunday here in is yucky outside....and its the start of 2 weeks off from work for me....typical!  Well its ideal for us crafters no better way than spending it inside creating!  Barnsley has seen its fair share of heavy downpour over last couple of days and in some places flooding as been a huge and my youngest daughter got caught up in Morrisons on Friday where the store was flooding and we had to poor car was submerging fast under the vast amount of rainfall and the only way we could get to the car was to roll our trousers up shoes off and paddle through the flood...refreshing to say the least but belly laughed so not know what the other shoppers thought of us!
Right onto todays post which is a new sparkly challenge over at
Theme this week is WEDDING/LOVE
Sponsers this week are:
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if you use one of their images
Sentimental Susan - 5 images
Aurora Wings - $10 gift certificate

Here is my card for this weeks challenge - my image is from the utterly fabulous Aurora Wings (whose images I personally adore).  My image is Bridal Veil - I used the trusty promarkers to colour her - sentiment form Lily of the Valley - the fabulous Tonic flourish die and the flowers from WHS Smith of all places!
As always am going to enter this into a couple of challenges myself 
Right off to get some more crafting done
Crafting Hugs to all 
Debby xx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Glitter N Sparkle

Afternoon fellow crafters....don't know about anyone else but I am melting in this sweltering heat and the sun isn't even out!  Don't want to craft when its this sort of weather but orders are keeping me inside until they get done...gotta keep going!
Anyhow its a new challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle....this weeks theme is HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  There are some fab prizes up for grabs as always
Fred She Said - $10 certificate
Stamping Chef - 3 images
Ikes Art - 3 images
My image that I had this week was from The Stamping Chef "Curve Bomb" and I absolutely love her but then what is there not to like with their gorgeous images....could seriously buy them all!
Coloured my image in with the trusty old promarkers
Embossing board - Tattered Lace Chains
Border - Britannia Dies "Rose leaf" strip
Happy Birthday sentiment - Circa Design 
8x8 card and gems - my stash

Would not be complete without entering my card into some challenges too

Right am off to make number 4 of another Wedding anniversary card for an order

Happy Crafting xxx

Friday, 13 June 2014

Blogger Nightmare

Afternoon all.....
God how I have had a time and a half with this blog of mine....frustrating is not the word....for love nor money I simply could not upload my photos onto my blog and various attempts am afraid I developed Tourettes and the blinking computer nearly went out the window.  Went to various sites asking for help as it seems that others have experienced the same problem....suffice to say all is sorted now Google Chrome now downloaded and hey presto am back on track!!!
So after losing a few pounds with stress ...and albeit it a few days late!  Here is my card that I made for this weeks new challenge over at our GlitterNsparkle
The theme is "Use a Digi"
and we are sponsored this week by
A Day for Daisys - $12 certifictae
Fresh Brewed Designs - 3 images 
All dressed up - 2 images
Sassy Studios - 4 images

My image is 
Fairy Magic by All Dressed Up (super cute image)
coloured in with promarkers
embossing folder by Crafters Comanion - Embossilicious
Die cut from Tonic as is the butterfly

As always am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges too

Right that's all for lovely to be able to post and upload now...won't take it for granted again!
Debby xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How time flies.....

The expression "how times flies" usually ends  with "when you are having fun" but in my case for the most part of this year (up to now) its been anything than that.  Sat here in my kitchen typing away with the realisation that its been a good 6 months since I last "blogged" and wondering how on earth does time fly so quickly??   The start of this year was not something I would wish on anyone involving my youngest daughters health but very slowly we are moving forward a few small steps at a time and as I write this blog she is in the front room taking her first exam (English) under the watchful eye of 2 adjudicators....something I didn't think she would be able to do after everything she as been through.  Am fit to burst with pride over that accomplishment alone regardless of the result.
Today also marks a sad occasion as its the birthday of a special friend who was taken away from us far too early only 9 short weeks heart still breaks thinking about her and she is dearly Dawn if you are up there celebrate in style missus and hope you are boogying on down with your idol Mr Presley!! xxxx
Moving on...I am still on the DT for Glitter N Sparkle and although I may not have been up to regular blogging on my own page I still have been creating with the fab images we get over on there.
There is a new challenge this week ....Challenge 87 "Cute" and here is my card for this weeks

Image...Bride Carriage from My Heart Pieces at Stitchy Bear Stamps...
coloured in with ProMarkers
patterned paper ...Papermania
patterned edge...  Tonic Twisted Twine Punch
Flowers...Tonic Flower Punch
Sentiment...Lily of the Valley

This weeks sponsors are
Di's Digi Downloads...$12 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear...$10 gift certificate
Bugaboo...7 images

I am going to enter my card into a few challenges this week....

Happy Crafting Everyone!
Debby xx