Monday 31 January 2011

Flutterby Butterflies!!

Look what fluttered their way in to my inbox :)

Ooooooh these make me feel all summery!! Karen left me with a huge smile when I saw these pictures in my inbox and all's I can say is stunning....

I just love these cards and the colours are perfect!!

Both cards were made from the "Butterfly" toppers set which you can find here.
The base cards were using Crafter's Companion Centura Pearlescent card pack, the only other extra's used were some stickles glitter glues, Martha Stewart punches and a little ribbon.

I love the stickles glitter glue and how Karen has used them to leave the butterfly trails :)

All this from one download with leftovers to make possibly another 2 cards. Not bad eh?

Hope you like these cards as much as I do :)

Debbie xx

Sunday 30 January 2011

Niece's 16th Birthday!

WOW two cards in one day... Must have had my crafting head on LOL..

My niece turns sweet 16 tomorrow.. I can remember when she was born and here she is all grown up now!
Lauren isn't the typical girlie girl so was a little stumped as to what to put on her card... Anyways I was browsing the Aimee Asher's site and found this adorable kit from Kizzy Dizzy and thought it was perfect!!

This bear is just gorgeous!! If you would like to get your hands on the kit you can do so here.
Alternatively if you would like just the images which are also available as digi stamps then you can here.

Papers used are © Bearly Mine Designs. Donna has a huge selection of beautiful papers so do pop over and take a look. Just click on here.

I finished the back of my card with a lovely stamp I purchased. Want to get your hands on your own personalized stamp then please click here. Highly recommended and puts the finishing touch to your cards and they are fully customizable.

I hope Lauren likes her card :)

Debbie xx

Sunday Crafting!

I was asked to make a card for a Led Zeppelin fan, now whilst card requests don't normally scare me this one did!! I hate no idea what to do!! So after a couple hours of searching Google and other sites I finally came up with this.....

The image was black with their symbols in a very pale silver, wanted to make the card pop I matted the main image on to some silver mirri card. Having printed off the main image a couple of times I then cut out a rectangle around just the symbols and again matted on to silver mirri card then repeating the same just this time make it a little smaller. Just draws the eye in to the middle of the card and makes it pop!!

Then found an image of a guitar, printed a couple of time then cut out. The base layer is matted on to silver mirri just to give some definition then decoupaged the guitar. Finished the card by adding a silver peel off greeting and adding some silver highlights on the symbols.

Although feeling rather petrified about making this card and I am pleased with the results :)

Debbie xx

Thursday 27 January 2011

More Petal Pixies!

Now would you believe it, not content with making just one card from a topper set Karen has gone and made two... yup two cards!!

Again this one has come from the "Petal Pixies" topper set which you can find here.

I totally adore this card!!! I am a huge fan of square cards and I think the colours on this one just go so well together.

Just a 5" square card, printable vellum & stickles glue and hey presto you have a lovely card.

The backing paper used is a free download from Crafter's Companion which gives you a sneak peak of the kind of papers that can be found on their Flower Fairies CD and to finish Karen has used a couple of bow and a lovely border punch.

A huge thank you to Karen for sharing with us the gorgeous card.

Debbie xx

Petal Pixies!

Are you ready for the next showcase from Karen? Well here it is and WOW what a lovely one too...

For this card Karen has used the totally adorable "Petal Pixies" topper set which you can find here.
This set comes with A4 topper sheet which contains various sized toppers & a coordinating backing paper.

Using good quality card stock Karen has made a pop out stepper card then taking elements from the topper sheet with some stickles glitter glue she really has made the little pixie look adorable.

Finished with a lovely flower ribbon and a sentiment which was printed I can honestly say job well done :)

What's more amazing is this card only took 20mins to make...

Debbie xx

Silly Monkey & Pansy Delights!!

Wow just look at these... Yup more lovely samples dropped in to my inbox from Carol :)

The first of these cards was made using the "Silly Monkey" decoupage set which you can find here.

Using the backing paper included with a little coordinating card stock this fun little chap will make anyone smile and is definitely one that can be used for all occasions. As well as the decoupage and backing papers you also get insert, envelope & a sentiment sheet which includes a whopping 26 various sentiments.

For the next card Carol has used the "Pansy" decoupage set which you can find here.

This is a really versatile set that can be used for anything from birthday's, mother's day to just letting someone know you are thinking of them and the set comes complete with everything you need from decoupage sheet, insert to the matching envelope and not forgetting the sentiment sheet which gives your 26 various sentiments.

A big thanks to Carol for taking her time to make these cards and share with us.

Debbie xx

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Butterfly Kisses!

Look at what I found in my inbox :) this lovely card was made by Carol and what a fine job done!

To make this card Carol has used the lovely "Butterfly Kisses" pop out stepper card which you can find here.

Just printed on to good quality card stock and there you have a quick easy card. Either use just the topper or for that extra bit of oomph use the decoupage layers for a 3D look. This kit also comes with matching envelope :)

A big thank you to Carol for sharing this lovely card with us.

Debbie xx

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Aye Aye Captain!

For Karen's next showcase card she has used the lovely "Aye Aye Captain" card toppers set.

This is a special card for a little boy named Matthew who was sadly diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at the age of just 22 months. You can read more about Matthew's story here.

Matthew's favorite colours are blue & red and I think this card is perfect.. And I am sure it will put a smile on Matthew's face when he receives it in the post.

If you would like more information on the charity Post Pals then please click here, a small card can make all the difference and I hope you will join both Karen & myself in supporting this very worthwhile cause, it can certainly help a family like Matthew's who only have a few weeks left with their loved ones!

A huge thank you to Karen for sharing with us this special card.

Debbie xx

Cupcake Leftovers!!

Not happy with just making the lovely cupcake card shown previously Karen has used what we are calling the left overs from the "Cupcake Card Toppers" set which you can find here.

What a lovely card.... wouldn't you agree?

And would you believe it... Karen tells me she still have some backing paper and the little topper's left!!

Debbie x

Monday 24 January 2011

Cupcake Heaven!!

Who loves cupcakes? I know I do :)

This lovely card was made by Karen and the first of the showcase's this week.

To make this lovely card Karen has used the yummy "Cupcake Card Toppers Set" from the store which comes complete with 1 sheet of various sized toppers & a coordinating backing paper. You can find this topper set here.

Karen set herself a challenge to make this card in less than half and yup she did it. From opening the download, choosing the paper, printing the sheets to popping the card together took just 25 mins, yep that's right 25 mins. Now it would have taken me that long to choose what paper to print on LOL.

Card stock and ribbon were from Karen's stash & sentiment used was from TLC Creations. Using the Martha Stewart scallop dot punch Karen created a lovely border, then finished by decoupaging the top layer and giving it a good old spray of iridescent glitter spray from Crafters Companion.

What a scrummy card and a huge thank you to Karen for sharing with us :)

Remember to check back to see what the next showcase will be.

Debbie xx

Wednesday 19 January 2011

New "Shelf Cards" over at Paper Creator and exclusive too!!

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW & more WOW..... Just looked at these wonderful NEW & EXCLUSIVE shelf cards the Crafty Gals have sent us for the store!!!!

There are currently 6 available in several themes so great for many different occasions and they came with an email from Crafty Gals saying "watch this space" more to come LOL. I am absolutely thrilled to be adding these to the ever growing store.

Dream Shelf Card

Cool Kitty Shelf Card

Song In My Heart Shelf Card

As you can see they are beautiful :o)

Please do pop over to the store to check out the rest of them.

Debbie x

Sunday 16 January 2011

Finally played with my Pro Markers :o)

Well it's Sunday and I thought what better to do than to get out my SWALK stamps and pro markers. Now I have had these for several months but having never being a stamper was a little nervous in case I completely fluffed it up.... I have only stamped and coloured 2 images but I absolutely LOVE them, the pro markers are just a dream to colour with :o)

Now I have tried stamping in the past using watercolour pencils but just could not get to grips with them and since have always being put of stamping but a big thank you for the pro markers as I now feel like I can stamp and get great effects!! Here are the 2 images I have coloured... OK not perfect but remember this is only my first time.

God only knows why they have decided to upload the wrong way!! But you can still see what I have done! The shading is a little to be desired but I am quite chuffed with the results :o)

Debbie x

Friday 14 January 2011

It's the weekend :)

It's finally Friday and that means one thing...... it's the weekend :o) and boy am I glad to be saying that!!

For those that know me you will know that last week I had a tumble down the stairs which result in severely spraining my ankle... dosy me!! I spent 6 days resting up completely and returned to work on Monday and what a long week it has been. Unfortunately my ankle is still very swollen and now have the colours of the rainbow on various parts of my foot from green, blue to purple :o)

Even though I saw my GP when it happened and was told it was a severe sprain I have since seen our occupational health nurse at work who recommends that I take a trip to A&E to have it x-rayed as she is not confident that it is just a sprain :o( I have decided against going tonight simply because it is Friday which normally means mayhem for any hospital.

Anyways there is lots to do over the weekend along with more resting and a little crafting :o) bought a lovely Hunkydory craft kits so will be having a little play and will finally be getting those pro markers out.

Enjoy your weekend!

Debbie x

Please help Katie!

We are honored to be able to 'Help the Katie appeal' advertised and organized through Crafty Jaks website.
Please do pop over and give Katie your support.

If you would tell everyone about this fund raising be it blogs/facebook/twitter/forums or anywhere that will allow it that would be fantastic.


Debbie x

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Store Credit!

Although this blog is relatively new I thought I would post about our Store Credit just in case... he he

All existing customer's have had a store credit applied to their account as a little thank you for all their custom during 2010 so do pop along and check your account :o)

All new customer's that create an account with us over at Paper Creator and sign up for the newsletter will receive a store credit too so don't delay and grab this offer whilst you can as it could disappear at any time!

Debbie x


Hey there,

Welcome to my little corner in the blogging world :o)

Although not completely new to blogging I am still a complete novice but the more I blog the more I hope to leanr lol. I aim to give you a little insight into my world and details about what's happening over at my store Paper Creator.

Over at Paper Creator you will find oodles of crafting kits all of which are in digital format allowing you to download them straight to your PC meaning you can print them over and over again! We bring top quality kits but all at affordable prices and you will find something for all occasions and new products are added on a regular basis!

Here on the blog I will be adding details of new products, special offers, exclusive coupon codes, sale information and sneaky peaks of upcoming kits.

I hope you enjoy my little blog and reading what sometime maybe crazy posts :o)

Debbie x