Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Farm Life at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to tell you about the new Challenge starting today at Crafting by Designs. The theme for this Challenge is Farm Life. The fabulous sponsor is.....

The Stamping Boutique

Prize - Choice of 3 single digi stamps.
So get your animal or farmland scene stamps out and join in with the Design Team for this fun Challenge.
See you soon with a card,
Debra x

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sprinkled with Sugar and Crafting by Designs Challenge

Hi everyone. Summer has actually arrived in the UK with a heat wave inland. Here on the coast there's a bit of a breeze which is good as my MS hates warm weather.

Just a tell you that a new challenge is launched at Crafting by Designs today with the theme 'Get Ready For Christmas'. This is a chance to get your Christmas cards started early so that you're not frantically crafting just before the big day. More on this further down....

My card today is using one of my favourite stamps from Lili of the Valley. It's called 'Sprinkled with Sugar ' and is one of the mice stamps which are sadly retired now. I made this card for my son Chris' girlfriend Lexi. As she likes baking I thought this card would be just right for her (you should have seen the scrumptious Oreo cake she made for him).

Showing the little secret message...

and a close up of the glitter and glossy accents....

Back to the challenge. The sponsor for the challenge is the marvellous...
Prize - 3 single digi images OR 1 set.
These sponsors are just so generous! So get ahead with your Christmas cards and join in with the challenge at Crafting by Designs.

Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV 'Sprinkled with Sugar'.
Sentiment- Stampendous 'Mice Wishes' (enjoy your day). Lindsay Mason Designs 'Everyday words Happy Birthday'
Papers- LOTV 'Country Lady' retired but try Nitwits Collections. Dovecraft 'Curiosity Corner'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress ink 'Walnut Stain '.
Medium- Copic pens Ciao and Sketch.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades card'. Create and Craft 'White Linen card'.
Dies- Spellbinders 'Framed Tags' and 'A2 Curved Borders One'. Magnolia Doohickeys Box magazine 'Volume 10' (banner and heart die cuts).
Flowers- Prima flowers. Dovecraft 'Orange paper blooms'.
Ribbons- from stash.
Pearls- Andy's Crafts.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'crystal' and Glossy accents.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girl Challenge- Use Any Image
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge- Punches and/or Dies Used Dies.
Classic Design Team Open Challenge- Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #82- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart- Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge- Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

Before I go, I just want to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave me. It really lifts my spirits to know there are such lovely people like you just a few button clicks away when I'm feeling a bit fed up with myself. So I'm sending you all my biggest hug :).

See you soon,
Debra x

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Flowers and Lace Challenge at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. Here in East Yorkshire we've been having some gorgeous sunny weather for a change making our garden lovely and green which kind of influenced the colour of my card for the new Challenge at Crafting by Designs.

The theme for this week is Flowers and Lace which is a really lovely theme. I chose the delightful Queen Anne's Lace- Sanctuary Bloomin' Treasures from Lacy Sunshine. I had to look online to see what colour Queen Anne's Lace was, it's a really pretty white cluster of flowers. I don't usually like green (bad experience with a bottle green school uniform!) but it just seemed to go with the image. Here's my card.....

The sponsor for this Challenge is the wonderful
Prize - choice of 3 single digi images.
A fabulous prize I'm sure you'll agree.

A couple more shots of my card....

You can't see but there's clear Wink of Stella on her dress and die cut flowers. I also put DecoArt glitter on the flowers,her wings and the dragonflies too. 

and showing the sparkle...

Card Ingredients.
Card blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards
Stamp- Lacy Sunshine 'Queen Anne's Lace- Sanctuary Bloomin' Treasures ' digi stamp. 
Sentiment- Lindsay Mason Designs 'Everyday words Happy Birthday'.
Papers- Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'White Linen card ', Core'dination Tim Holtz Distress Collection 'Vintage Photo' (Branch).
Medium- Copic Ciao and Sketch pens.
Dies- Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals'. All other dies from Magnolia Doohickeys Box magazine 'Volume 10'.
Lace- Live and Love crafts?
Cheesecloth- Anna Marie Designs 'Voile'.
Inks- Memento 'Tuxedo Black', Distress Inks 'Bundled Sage' and 'Walnut Stain'.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'crystal', Wink of Stella in 'clear' and Pearls from Andy's Crafts. 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
I bought myself the Magnolia Doohickeys Magazine 'Volume 10' which was quite expensive and a risk as you don't know what dies you get but I really love the ones I got and couldn't resist using lots of them on this card and there's still a lot more I haven't used which I'm sure you'll be seeing soon :).
Anyway that's me finished for today. Don't forget to enter the challenge at Crafting by Design which runs to the 19th July and show us your fabulous flower and lace creations.
Debra x

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Black/White Challenge at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to tell you about the new challenge at Crafting by Designs. The theme this week is Black/White and runs until the 12th of July.
The wonderful sponsor for this Challenge is:-
Prize - Choice of 3 single digi images.
So why not pop over to Crafting by Designs to take a look at the fabulous creations from the Design Team and join in with the challenge.
See you soon,
Debra x