Saturday 30 April 2011

Wedding Bliss.......

Evening all,

It has been a while since I blogged a creation... So here I am back again with my latest creation :)
This card was made for a request and I really did struggle with inspiration to start with as they specifically said nothing cutesy but after hours of looking I finally came up with the following....

For the card I decided to use an 8x8" as my base, first time using this size card but they seem all the rage at the moment and I do like my square cards and after making this one I love 8x8 cards :)

The graphics all came from Nit Wit's "With this Ring" collection, they are just a dream to work with. I took the graphics in to my editing software and re sized to fit my 8x8 card. Firstly I matted the main topper on to silver mirri card (which pic doesn't show very well) and applied straight to card base, I then printed another copy of the main topper and cut out just the white sections with rings and gave a bit of depth by using my Pinflair glue gel.

To finish the card I cut out a couple of flowers again from Nit Wit's "With This Ring" collection and edge them with glitter to give a bit of spark and used Pinflair glue gel to give depth. Finally using my Craftworks Candi (which I am now addicted too) I added them to the corners.

I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Royal Wedding
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Congratulations
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and looking and don't forget to leave some love...

Hugs Debbie xx

Monday 18 April 2011


Evening all,

Our very talented design team member Karen has reached 100 followers on her blog and to celebrate is currently hosting a challenge which you can read all about here.

To join in with the celebrations both the Crafty Gals and myself thought it would be fun to take a little inspiration from our Karen.... OK a large chunk of inspiration really and come up with a couple of new kits for the store.

The inspiration comes from WINNING "Colour Me" challenge entry Karen entered over on Sassy Cheryl's blog which you can see here. Sassy Cheryl later released the coloured version of this whacky bunny using the colours based upon Karen's winning entry so we popped along to Sassy Cheryl's store and got our mits on this great little character and turned him in to two adorable kits which you can now find over at Paper Creator at a reduced price for the duration of the "100 Followers" challenge.

We hope you like what we did and we look forward to popping by your blogs to check out your creations for this amazing challenge.

Debbie & Crafty Gals xx

Thursday 14 April 2011

Beary Cute......

The next 2 cards I am about to showcase are both sneak peaks of kits coming very soon to the site.... I have been itching to share these with you but didn't want to share too soon :) they will be available from the weekend in an all new but totally amazing pick of the week and these are just tasters....

Firstly a huge thank you to Karen for taking the time to make these cards and allowing me to bring you sneak peaks, she really is amazing and don't know what I would do with out her!! I would also like to say a huge thank you to the every talented Crafty Gals... They really do work hard behind the scenes to bring us these amazing kits.

How cute??

This totally adorable little bear is part of an all new design & style from the amazing Crafty Gals and it is called 'Butterfly Bear' and is apart of the all new slider easel range soon to be hitting the store.

This kit really is something different, the colours are gorgeous and Karen has made a fab job putting this one together for us.. Wouldn't you agree?? As usual the kits comes with everything you need to make the complete card and yup that's right even the matching envelope!!

Just look at the detail!!

And best of all it folds flat to fit into the coordinating envelope :)

I hope you love this card as much as I do? Can not wait for it to be released :)

Hugs Debbie x

Good Catch...

This is one of my favourite images!! Certainly one that is very much suited for my better half being the avid fisherman he is :) i'm not complaining though his hobby gives me peace and quiet lol.

I have to say a HUGE thank you to Karen for making this fab card.
You can grab the 'Good Catch 6x6 Card Kit" used to make this card here.

I love the colours in this kit and they certainly do bring the card to life and the little fish certainly is very cheeky looking :). Again this card is great for the men in your life and can be used for birthday's etc.

Can you see the sparkle on this adorable bear?? Only our Karen would think of making him sparkle he he...

What I really like about this card is it's just a bit of matting and layering with the bear and little fishy decoupaged but such great results!!

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Hugs Debbie x

Aye Aye Captain!!

Firstly I must apologise... this is the first of several posts I am about to make! Our wonderful Karen has been busy behind the scenes making us some great samples and it is only now am I getting them up to show you all!! Don't worry I have given myself a slap on the wrist lol

This first card is from the 'Sail Away 6x6 Card Kit' which you can find here.
Even though the kit was designed for the very popular 6x6" card blank Karen has shown with this card just how versatile they can be :)

Here Karen has made this kit into an easel card and wow what a wonderful job done!!
Each set comes with backing paper & panels sheet, topper & layers sheet & matching envelope and as you can see Karen has taken various bits of the kit and used it to put together this wonderful easel card.

This lovely card is perfect for the men and we all know how difficult it can be to make cards with males in mind ;)

All's that is needed is card from your stash and a little imagination and there you have a great card that well is very suitable for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Hugs Debbie x

Sunday 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Firstly I would like to wish all the Mum's out there a very Happy Mother's Day :)

I would like to share with you the card I made for my mum this Mother's Day!!

Now believe it or not but this is the first year I have actually given my Mum a handmade card!! I know bad isn't it.... call myself a crafter... LOL. See normally I am so disorganized that every year I always find myself nipping to the shops and buying one!! I have oodles and oodles of craft stuff yet I buy one.. Well not this year he he... I was still a little disorganized as I didn't actually make this card until yesterday and I am still not completely happy with it but my Mum loved it and well I suppose that is all that matters!!

The main image is from the lovely Pam West, taking it in to my editing software I re sized to work with a 6x6" card and made the pyramage layers. The main backing paper is from the lovely Donna over at Bearly Mine Designs. If you have not seen Donna's papers already then you must pop over and take a look here. She has some gorgeous sets and you will always find a paper to suit your project over there.

To finish the card I used some flowers from my stash then added little gems to the centers!! Think I am a little addicted to flowers lol.. never used them until recently but wow they can certainly finish a card :)

Mum also received a lovely bouquet of flowers which sadly I forgot to take a picture off and 2 pairs of shoes :)

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Blooming Blossoms
Crafty Pad - Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and looking - please leave some love :)

Debbie xx