Monday 20 May 2013

Penguin Birthday

HI all just a quick visit to blog this card. I bought this stamp last year to make a birthday card for a lady at work who loves penguins ............. then stupidly forgot I had it. So this year even though I haven't made a card in a while I just had to use it.

Image Bugaboo - Penguin Birthday
Backing Papers, Ribbon and Buttons - Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green

I have followed the sketch on:

Friday 10 May 2013

Sorry I've been a stranger

Good Afternoon all. I'm really sorry that I haven't posted for ages but I am still stuggling to get my mojo back. I keep going into my craft (dining) room and looking around but nope, nothing jumps out at me. I am feeling a bit down in the dumps to be honest.

I have made a couple of cards but I must admit I only made them because I had to.  The first one is an almost copy of one I made last year.

and for the second one I wanted to try something different, so I took inspiration from Tara and made this Shabby Chic/Vintage card for a colleague at work who is turning 50 on Monday.

I've done a little bit more crocheting too.  Emily asked me to do this one.  The 11th Doctor

You can find the pattern here:

Sunday 21 April 2013

A Card at last

Good Afternoon all. Would you believe it I've made a card. To be honest I made it a couple of weeks ago but haven't had the time to post.  It was just a quick and easy one for a lady at work.

Here are a few more of my crochet creations too:

Hope you like.  xx

Friday 1 March 2013

Recognise this chap?

Morning all.  I was browsing all the free crochet pattern sites and came across this one   Well I had to make him didn't I.

Another really easy pattern to follow and I just love his cute belly button.

Now what can I do next hmmmm?

Monday 25 February 2013


Well I've definitely got the crochet bug now.  Its amazing what you can find on the Internet.  My cousin challenged me to make this:

You can download the pattern here:

Emily is a big Dr Who fan so she has claimed this one.  I'll have to make another for Maggie (cousin).

Here's another elephant I've made too.


Wednesday 20 February 2013

Long Time No See.

Good morning all. I thought I had better let you all know that I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth. We have been really busy at work with staff illness and people leaving so I have been getting home shattered and been in bed most nights for 9 o'clock.   I have made a few more crochet animals and have been doing a bit of sewing.  I have just made Stewart a Duffel bag out of oilskin.  It was a kit but now I have the pattern I can make some more out of other materials.

and her are some of my crochet animals:



I still haven't made any cards but hope to get back to it soon.

Take Care.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Happy New Year

Good Morning All. Long time, no see ha ha.   Before Christmas my mojo did a runner and I'm afraid it didn't come back.  So as I had packed all my crafty bits away to clear the dining room for Christmas I made the decision not to get it out again and to have a little break from card making for a while.  I am not giving up.  I am sure it will all come out again at some point.  So instead I have enjoyed catching up on all the books I had been meaning to read.  I've been doing a bit of sewing and I've also been watching You Tube videos and teaching myself crochet.  I could already make granny squares but have never made anything else.  So I found this fab instruction video by Sharon for this little crochet monkey.

Meet Mickey

I am quite proud of myself, never having done it before but it really was quite easy with the fab instructions.  I didn't use the correct wool as I just used up some scraps I had.  My next one will be a lot better I'm sure.

Right off to get the dreaded h*******k done, then off to blood donor session this afternoon.  I'll be back to show you my next crafty project as soon as I've decided what I'm doing.

Take Care Debs xx 

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Sorry I've not been an active blogger just lately.  My crafty mojo has done a bunk.  I can't even blame it on being really busy for Christmas as I think I have got most of it under control.  I am off work for a few days now but back in on Christmas Eve and its hubby's birthday today so I am going to do a bit of baking, he loves carrot cake so I'll do one of those and maybe some mince pies.

Anyway this is just a quick reminder to let you know that you still have plenty of time to join in with my Nutcrafters challenge - Lots of Layers and Sparkle/Bling so hope to see some of you joining in.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #33

Good Morning All.  Its f-f-f-freezing here this morning. The roads are shining with the frost and its soooo foggy.  Hopefully it will clear soon as I'm off out with Emily, looking for a dress for Chris's works do.

Today I have my Nutcrafters DT card and it's my turn to set the challenge and I've chosen:

Lots of Layers and Sparkle/Bling

So we would just like to see lots of matting and layering or decoupage etc on your card or project.
For my project I have made this Christmas Card.

I have used this really cute Christmas Stamp - Winter Walk
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers - The Snowman
Memory Box Dies - Puffy Cloud
Liquid Pearls for buttons
Fake Snow from B&M

We would love to see some of you joining in with the challenge this week. You don't need to use a Nutcrafters image but we would love it if you do.  There are some lovely freebies available here

Main Prize (You need to use a Nutcrafters image)

2nd Prize (No need to use Nutcrafters image, just follow the challenge) 2 Digi stamps or 1 Stamp Sheet (subject to availability)

Thursday 6 December 2012

More Red and Green Cards

Good evening all. Well I managed to get over the hills and back again. It wasn't too bad. There was some snow on the tops but once I came down again it was nice and crisp.   So my baby is home from Uni for a month.

I've just added a collection of red and green cards that I've made over the past week

 Cold Hands Warm Heart - SWALK - Crafters Companion

 Humphrey's Corner - Crafters Companion

Penny Black - Snowy Mistletoe and Humphrey's Corner

I am entering the following challenge:
Crafters Companion - Winter Friends 1/1

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Red and Green Should Never Be Seen

Except at Christmas hey!!   Another quick post from me today.  I'm off over the Pennines to pick my baby up.  Yayy Emily is coming home from Uni for Christmas.  The weather man is warning of snow on the Woodhead and Snake Pass but I'll be fine, just take my time.  It'll look pretty anyway.  My mum is coming with me and we're calling to see my auntie on the way.  I'll have to drag mum away, once those two get chatting you can't shut 'em up.

I am entering this card into:
Less is More challenge - Red and Green 8/12

Nutcrafters Mid challenge Reminder

Good morning all. Just a quick reminder that you still have a week to join in with Gemma's Challenge - NUMBERS over at Nutcrafters. So just include a number anywhere on your card. There is a fab prize and you don't need to use a Nutcrafters image, although Katie has provided some lovely freebies for you to use.   Would love to see some of you joining in.