Sunday, 30 August 2015

All good things....

Morning all....well all good things come to an end and my holiday time is over in the blink of an eye...not done everything that I intended to do that was on the to do list but hey ho there's always another day!  Did manage to cram a lot in those 2 weeks off though...trips to seaside - lots of crafting - lots of long dog walking - volunteered in my friends charity shop - enrolling youngest child int o college and waving eldest son off to his first ever festival at Leeds...And one great thing that happened eldest daughter returned from her 4 month trip around Asia in one piece and full of fantastic stories and memories that will last a lifetime...oh to be young again! 

Anyhow its challenge time again over at 
Challenge 152 
Sponsors this week are
 Bugaboo - 7 images
Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet - $10 gift certificate
The lovely image I chose this week is
Birthday Girl 
from BB Kakes 
at Stitchy Bear Stamps

I coloured this super cute image in with my trusty Promarkers
Baby backing sheet is from my own stash as are the buttons both purchased from The Crat Box in Elsecar

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges:

Happy crafting as always
Debby xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

New challenge more ways than one!

Sunday comes around all too quickly - already one week into the holidays for me and it has flown and all the things I wanted to do ...well again they still remain undone...ah well there is always week 2 to get them done!  Although on Wednesday my daughter gets back from her 6 month long travels from around Asia so wont be doing much other than spending much needed catch up time and cuddles from her ...missed her so much...and got to make the most of her time with us as she is planning on moving away down South to live with her partner.
Other thing that happened this week was that my best friend handed over the reigns to me at our craft class group that we go to on a Thursday morning, as she is enjoying her new job so much she no longer as time for craft.  A bit daunting to be doing it all by myself but exciting too!
Anyway enough of that it is indeed Sunday again so its time for a new challenge over at

Our Challenge Theme 
this week is: 
So we need to see: 
We have some wonderful prizes 
for you from our Sponsors: 
 who are offering 3 Images

 Our Second Sponsor is: Kenny K
who are offering 3 Images

Our Third Sponsor is: Oddball Art

who are offering 3 Images

And we would like to welcome 
Our Fourth Sponsor is: Sunsational Stamps

who are offering 3 Prizes of
1st - 5 Images
2nd - 3 Images
3rd - 1 Images

The lovely image I got this week to work with is
Present Surprise from Kenny K

I used my promarkers to colour but used only all my limited editions just for a change
the backing happy birthday card is from kanban - sentiment a Stamping Up one and gems are the new tonic self levelling crystal drops 

As always am going to enter my card into a few challenges:

As always I look forward to seeing your work over at Glitter N Sparkle
Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Oh yes ...its holiday time for me....well holiday from work for 2 weeks not actually going on holiday but hey....2 weeks of not setting the alarm ....doing what I want when I want....yep its definitely holiday time !!!

Its time for a new Challenge over at

Challenge 150
this weeks theme is
Stepper Cards

Our lovely sponsors this week are:
Sammi Stamps - $12 gift certificate
Sweet Pea Stamps - 4 images
Digital Delights - $5 gift certificate

The lovely image I got to use is from
Rose Bride

I used promarkers for the image
the frame die is decorative labels eight from Spellbinders
and the trim die is From Signature Dies
butterfly punch using Tonic

Am entering my card into:
chocolate,coffee and cards - frame it
craft your passion - anything goes
pennys paper challenge - anything goes
cute card thursday - anything goes
a gem of a challenge - one for the girls
crafty catz - new beginings

As always all of us at Glitter N Sparkle look forward to seeing your work
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge

What a wonderful bit of "cheese" it was last Sunday.....and all in the name of charity...loved every minute of Nathan Moore (of Brother Beyond) and the wonderful Hazel Dean ....great afternoon with some great tunes and great company ...felt like a teenager again !  This Sunday will feel a bit flat after the last one!! 
So its Sunday again....
Challenge time over at

Challenge 149
this weeks theme
the lovely sponsors this week are:

Di's Digi Designs - $12 gift certificate
The Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if one of their images used
Spellbinding Stamps - 3 images
Morgans World - 3 images
Scribbles Design - 3 images

The image I got to choose this week is from Spellbinding Stamps

As always coloured with Promarkers
flowers & leaves made from my woodware punches
backing paper from own stash
sentiment from lily of the valley

Am entering my card into challenges
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Chocolate & Coffee cards - Frame it
Sketch Saturday
Artistic inspirations - anything goes
Craft Your passion - anything goes
Allsorts challenge - inspired by summer

As always all the DT at Glitter N Sparkle look forward to seeing your creations
Good Luck to all that enter
Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sunday "Cheese"

Helllllloooooo.......Sunday again ....but this week my day off consists of a bit of 80's Cheesy off this afternoon with a very good friend who like me loves his cheesy pop...with a bit of nostalgia thrown in!  Am off to a charity raising event in Barnsley with a mix of alcohol and 80's pop stars and I cant wait!  That's what I call a Sunday day off!!
But first things first and its Challenge time again over at
Challenge 148
Anything Goes
Sponsors this week are:
Patties Creations - 2 images
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
Ikes Art - 3 images

My image used this week is

Coloured using my Promarkers
Backing paper from my own stash
bow die from Sue Wilson collection
Sentiment Stamp from Claires Designs

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges
crafting from the heart - anything goes
a gem of a challenge - animals or birds
creative fingers challenge  - anything goes
paper creators crafts - use die/punch

Happy Crafting
Debby xxx