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