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Hello, I am so excited to share my love of Papercrafting with likewise people. Hope you like what you see and read. Debbiexx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

More Christmas Card Making~

Hi Girls~

I have been doing horrid housework today, lots of it...That will teach me to put it off so that it all needs doing at the same time......Yak!
Anyway it's done now, so the next few days can be "Crafty Ones"....

Tonight I managed a bit of a play, so I decided to make a Birthday Celebration card, but I can't show you that yet, and this Christmas Card.

I have used My Favourite LOTV image for Christmas, I just cannot help but use this little fella and his Robin, I must have made about 30 cards using him, hope the people I give them too like him as much as I do (or I am in trouble)!!
Cannot remember what make this paper is, I bought a few sheets of it, but for the life of me I am not sure if it's MME or Bo-Bunny, nice tho' whoever makes it. The little flower is a NS, had this ages, but it's always nice at Christmas. Sentiment is Craftwork Cards, and the Bunting Die is by Memory Box. All finished off with my favourite pearls from Hobby House.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Calenders for 2014~

Hi Ladies

Hope you are all well. A big thank you for leaving me such lovely comments, I love to read them.

I have been busy making lots of new items for my next craft sale. As the last one went so well, I am busy trying to make lots of things to replenish my stock!! Just need a few more hours for each day, if anyone has any to spare please!!

A few years ago I bought a Paper Mania Desk Calendar to alter, I made one for my Mum and then one for a friend and then someone asked me to make one for her Mum, in the end I made and sold quite a few.
Last year I really struggled to get hold of them, the odd shop had one, but they were just so hard to get.
I found out after much research, and contacting Paper Mania directly, that they had stopped making them. I was gutted and have just five left for this year and then that's it.
Apparently Graphic 45 do something similar (think it's 7x7, where as the Paper Mania one is an oblong shaped, about 6x9) so I may have to get one and see if it will replace these.
So here are a couple of photo's of the one I have just sold at the weekend.

This is the Cover

These are some of the inside Pages

They are made from Kraft cardstock, with a solid frame made from much stronger board, then 12 flip over pages to decorate with the months of the year.
They are just lovely, and a joy to make. I find them so therapeutic.
I always include a calendar tab on each page along with a lined spaced area to write dates as a reminder, then a few embellishments. It gets flipped over every month.
Entering into:

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Saturday at Sweet Stampin'

Hi There Ladies~

It's Saturday so a challenge awaits you at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Monster Birthday"...
Perfect if you have a little boy's Birthday coming up!
Our Sponsors this week are Sir Stampalot-Stamps, so go on have a go at a Fun Card.

So onto the card I came up with for this challenge.....
I adore this little "Monster" and have used it at plenty of my Children's Workshops, they all (including the girls) seem to like it. Just recently at a workshop one of the girls said it reminded her of Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc...Ha Now I am inclined to agree with her.

This is a Digi image, but I have no idea where it is from, It was one of my first ever digi's.
He is coloured with Pro-Markers, and the papers are We are Memory Keepers (these are lovely and distressed) but I have added a bottle top circle dipped in paint to add texture and a stick with black ink on to add a few little lines. The button is handmade with a circle cutter, I have added some bakers twine to the middle. I love this hexagon (if it is one!) Nestie shape, I have the plain and Scalloped one which I have used together.


Monday, 14 October 2013

Crafting and keeping Warm~

Hi Girls~
Hope you are all well and staying warm, think the cold weather is waiting around the corner, it's just hiding there waiting to pounce when we least expect it.....

I was selling at an Autumn Craft Fair yesterday, and I am pleased to say it was a great success. Angie and I did really well (more money to spend on our next lot of crafting goodies!)

I am off to try to make more things now, as our next sale is just round the corner!

I have yet another Christmas Card to share with you today, I am making lots of other things, but just have not had time to take any photo's to show you, hope to do it soon.
So today's card. This is a new style for me, never made anything like this before. But I was quite pleased at how it turned out.

The "Parchment" looking paper is Vellum by Anna Marie, it's very thick and has a beautiful feel. My friend Angie bought this vellum and kindly (she's like that!) gave me a load of sheets, I decided to have a go with the new embossing folder I bought last weekend, Christmas Birds and Twigs, so sweet. The Sentiment is LOTV (new and very nice) the ribbon is Mei Flowers (I have this in green too) and a few Hobby House pearls.

Entering into:

Crafts for Eternity--C&S

Craft Your Passion Challenge--Embossing

Christmas Stamping all year long--Keep it Simple

Quirky Crafts--Use your favourite things (Embossing Folder)

Stampin' for the Weekend--Anything Goes

Make it Monday--Texture


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn at Sweet Stampin'~

Hi Girls~

Another Saturday means Challenge Time over at Sweet Stampin'. As the weather has moved on from Summer, our Challenge this week is Autumn. (Must admit to liking this time of year!)
Our Sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

I have stamped this Hero Art's tree stamp onto some paper from my stash (it already has the bottom right corner text and images already on it). I also made a Banner type sentiment with some Anna Griffin stamps. I have also used some natural twine, a big wood button and my favourite Hobby House pearls.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Yet Another....I will make summet else soon Honest!

Hi there Girls~

I told you I was Christmas Card mad didn't I?
I am trying so hard to get a good old stash so as not to get caught out like last year.
I always stop crafting two weeks before Christmas, as my craftroom has my gorgeous big tree up in the window, and doubles as an "Actual" room in the house!
So.....that means I cannot get caught out needing cards and not having any of my stash to hand to make more cards.
So here is another.

I have chosen this super little topper by lotv for this card, I love this little scene, so sweet. Instead of the usual red paper I have chosen this lovely snowflake blue paper, not sure what make it is tho'.
The Snowflake border is by MS, the corner die is a Wiff Joy, the Sentiment is Craftwork Cards, the little gems are Hobby House and the beautiful bunting is a Memory Box die (one of my favourite dies).

So sorry that there are gunna be more Christmas Cards, but that's the way it goes for the next few weeks!!