Saturday, 29 March 2014

This weeks craty blog make

This weeks crafty make is a card which I dont as a rule normally make, but you have to broaden your horizons and try something new from time to time.

This is a friendship card, all products used unless otherwise stated are available from

Lets start with the glues, Collall 3d gel which has excellent properties for anchoring down the 3d parts of your creations. Tacky glue for matting and layering, and also grab a double sided tape dispensor, this stuff is great, and you get more tape on your dispensor than on most other brands I have personally tried.

I used colourcore cardstock which is a great pad full of lots of colours for your crafty creations, i added to this some patterened papers of my own.

I used Distress ink in Worn lipstick which is a great muted pink colour.

Die'sire Lace border for a girly touch and of course in the same range of dies, i used the large sunflower, the leaf 3 for foliage and the Noveau staming frame for my sentiiment.

Hope you like this weeks crafty make, here's to next weeks, keep crafting xxx

Having a breakdown of electrical and manual items week

So this week I got bought a present of an xcut express machine as I only have a big shot and need one to fit A4 folders and dies, it didnt work, so back that went and I do not have a replacement yet. I have heard there is a grand calibur that cuts a4 and as I think its a very expensive present am trying to save my mum some money. The next thing to happen was that my kettle broke and leaked water everywhere, but it so happened that i had left my doody digital camera video on the side and now of course with the water leakage it has ruined my camera, so I have managed to order myself a replacement camera. My laptop has also given up the ghost and has resulted in me borrowing one from work but it wont even let me hook up my printer and is so slow at uploading or even just clicking onto a page, it will take me a while to save for a new one so needs must it will have to do for now , so its not a great week. I am expecting my camera today and will upload a card I have made for this weeks blogging post, as a rule I dont very often make cards but I will have to get a wiggle on and get my act together as I think i will be making a few as part of the Design Team for Crafters Companion. So see you in a while....................

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Die'Sire Design Team - First assignment completed

Well here they are the first two projects completed for the Die'Sire Design Team. An Altered Canvas - Carpe Diem - which means Sieze the Day

This project was completed using a blank canvas which I painted with cream paint for texture, distressed with inks and stamped. 

The products I used for this project are:

Die'sire Nouveau Stamping Frame
Die'sire Tags 1
Die'sire Camelia large and small dies
Dragon Fly Delight stamps
Nature Stamp
Centura Pearl with a hint of silver
Colour core card
Spray and sparkle in Gold
Collall all purpose and 3d Gel Glue

All above products are available from Crafers ompanion at

Distress inks in Broken China & Worn Lipstick
Canvas Base
Cream Paint
Patterned Papers
Glossy Accents

Second project ------    Altered Open Frame Picture

Products Used:

Die'sire Nouveau stamping frame die
Die'sire tags 1 die
Die'sire Stamen Die
Die'sire lace flower die
Die'sire royal damask folder
Sheena Douglass On the Water Stamp
Colour core card
Collall tacky glue and 3d gel glue

all available from

other products used:

distress inks in vintage photo and old paper
glimmer mist spray in True Blood
Mini Mister in Dark Chocolate Truffle
Laser Cut Open frame
picture of my beloved Grandma & Grandpa

Hope you like my first Design Team project, so proud to be a part of Crafters Companion Dies'sire Design Team

love Debbie xx

Friday, 21 March 2014

Busy at work for Die'Sire Design Team

Busy at work finishing up my first assignment for the Die'Sire Design Team for Crafters Companion, all will be revealed soon..............

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Mothers Day Present

Having toyed with the idea of what to get for Mothers Day for my mum this year, I came up with a vintage themed canvas. I love the tattered old look and incorporated that into this canvas by ripping the papers I had previously embossed and layering them together, after first randomly stamping areas of the canvas with post marks and some script. I had an image of a vintage looking lading and matted and layered onto some vintage paper and then adding a ripped edge to tie in with the top paper. Adding a flower and some ribbon just add to the whole effect, completed with a paris charm and a Happy Days Label I am please with the overall effect. A small blank canvas is easily obtainable and with a few papers and stamps, oddments of ribbons and a bit of time you too could create a unique gift for your mum or special person which will not be available in the shops. Handmade is done with love.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spectrum Noir Pens

Having never owned any sort of pens for my crafting, I have decided to make a leap and buy some Spectrum Noir pens. I like to think that I can colour in well, but this is a whole new ball game and one I am excited to try. I will keep you posted on my experience with them. f you would like to try some for yourself visit for a fantastic range of Spectrum Noir.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014           super excited to have been chosen by Crafters Companion as a member of their design team.
These are tags i made with some stamped images afriend sent me.  I love the grungy girls and am desperate to get hold of some stampotique stamps.

Monday, 10 March 2014

My altered book / filing system

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Today will consist of

Clouds of glitter as I decorate a bottle of wine that someone brought for me to work my magic on, its for a birthday present ans will have featgers, princess pink glitter and flowers to make it pop .  I WILL ALSO BE SIGNING SOME PAPERWORK AND HAVE TO HURRY AND SAVE FOR A NEW LAPTOP, NOW WAS NOT THE BEST TIME FOR IT TO BREAK!!!    I WILL BE NEEDING ONE ASAP.

Friday, 7 March 2014

A quick look at one of my mini books

Exciting news !

SOME really exciting news to share but not until Monday. I CANT WAIT TO TELL YOU.