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