Monday 29 October 2012

Glittery Wonderland.....

Only me again :)

Two posts in one night I hear you say?? Yep that's correct LOL

This second card I am sharing with you tonight was made up by Colette :)

This card was made using the 'Glittery Wonderland 6x6 Card Kit' which will be available to buy individually from the weekend or you can get it as part of one of our amazing mega bundles HERE.

The kit contains everything you need including a choice of decoupage or pyramage layers, coordinating insert panels and a choice of either matching envelope or box. Just click and print for a quick and easy card :)

Extra's used on the card were:

Whimsy Snowflake Die - found here
Organza & Metallic Edge Ribbon - from Meiflower
Gems - also from Meiflower
Glamour Dust

A lovely card wouldn't you agree?

Happy Crafting....

Winter Morning Social....

Evening all,

Can you believe our all new Design Team have samples already... They really have been busy behind the scenes!!

I have two cards to share with tonight......

The first is from Christina using Sassy Cheryl's Winter Morning Social which you can find HERE.

Click me to super size me!

Isn't she just adorable :)

To make this card Christina used the following...

Spellbinders Grand Labels Four
Spellbinders Cherry Blossom Dies
Crystal Gems
Red Organza Ribbon
Joy Crafts Card Stand Die

I just love the Cherry Blossoms, they really have helped to finish the card nicely!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday 28 October 2012

Let Me Introduce................ Our newest members of the Design Team

Evening all,

Well the weather certainly has turned here in the last couple of days and with the clocks going back last night those awful dark nights are now here :(

I am very excited to be writing this post as it's time to introduce the two newest members of the Design Team, they have dived straight in and I already have several cards to share with you but first let me start with the introductions......

Meet Christina..

"My name is Christina and I am so happy to have been selected to join Debbie's DT.
I created Card Making Magic almost 4 years ago now in an effort to help those new
to cardmaking build their confidence ...  and face that blank card.
It is my pride and joy and it seems to hit the spot.
I am on Facebook as Chrisitna Griffiths and also a  business page for Card Making Magic."

Please do stop by Christina's blog, you will find lots of inspiration, stunning cards along with lots of hints, tips & techniques!!

Meet Colette..

"My name is Colette, I live in Liverpool, am married to Eric and have two daughters Stacy and Meg, and a couple of grandsons Will and Charlie. My earliest memory of crafting is teaching myself to crochet from a book when I was about 10 years old, since then I've had a go at most things. Over the years I have done cross-stitching, flower arranging, cake decorating, making Faberge style eggs ( I ended up teaching a night class in this at a local college for a few years), scrap-booking, Pergamano and card making. About 8 years ago I discovered digital crafting and since then I haven't used anything else. All the papers and images I use on my cards these days are digital, I don't actually own any 'real' patterned papers - my papers, images and kits are stored on my 1 terrabyte hard drive, which is already three quarters full! - and I even colour digitally, in Photoshop. I really enjoy card making, I love colouring images and designing cards, but I also love the ready to print kits and always have a good supply on my hard drive, as you never know when you will need a card in a hurry!
I'm really looking forward to being part of the Paper Creator team, and working with their fabulous designs."

Over on Colette's blog you will find some of the most wonderful cards!

Please join me in welcoming both Christina & Colette :)

Happy Crafting...

Friday 26 October 2012

Brand New Sassy's

Evening all,

Just stopping by to tell you about the brand new Sassy Cheryl Illustrations that have just landed in the store :

I am sure you will agree that are all fab :)

Happy Crafting...

Monday 22 October 2012

DT Annoucement......

Evening all,

It's time to announce the all new Paper Creator Design Team :)

I have been itching all day to get home and make the announcement but unfortunately 8hrs of work got in the way first LOL

Now before I go on to announce the new team I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered, I have had a lot of fun visiting all blogs and having a good old nosey... Not just at the posts you linked your entries to but around your blogs in general. You all have some lovely creations and I wish I could pick all of your but unfortunately at this moment in time I can only pick 3 people..............

So 3 lucky crafters whom I would love to form the Design Team are:

Christina Griffiths
Tammie E
Colette S

Congratulations ladies, if you could please drop me an email (dbbgibbons @ yahoo - remove spaces) to confirm you would still like to join the Design Team and to get things underway :)

If you were not so lucky this time round please do not worry as I plan to do another call once we are all settled in and have our challenges etc up and running..

Crafty Hugs...

Sunday 14 October 2012

Just To Say.....

Evening all,


I recently took delivery of my Spellbinder's Poinsettia Dies and wondered if I could find a way to use them other than to make Christmas Flowers!! I was planning on making my lovely Aunty a 'Just To Say' card and decided to print a couple extra backing papers off to have a little play.

Here are the dies as they come.....

And here is the wonderful flowers I was able to make from the dies!
Amazing how by just changes the colours of paper you use you can completely transform them and use all year round.

Now on to the card I made :)

This card was for my Aunty who has had a real bad year which has seen her rushed in and out of hospital umpteen times and at one point the family been told she would not make it through the night let along ever walk out of hospital again!! Well I am very pleased to say she proved them all wrong and fought through it all to finally now be at home, she is one tough cookie and we are all so extremely proud of her and the progress she has made. A true inspiration to us all so I put together this little card to let her know that she is always in our thoughts as we don't get the chance to see her that often. She was trilled with the card and now has it on full display :)

This totally adorable little bunny & papers are from The Clipart Fairy.
The flourish is a memory box die which I can not remember the name of  :(

Here is a close up of the flowers :)

All finished with my Cosmic Shimmer glues...

I love the way this card turned out and I am extremely pleased with my flowers!

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

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Challenge - Show Me 95
Paper Play Challenges - Simply Cute
Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Make Your Own Flowers
A Gem Of A Challenge - Flowers

Happy Crafting.....

Thursday 4 October 2012

A Sneak Peek..........

Evening all,

** DT CALL - Click here for more information **

Tonight's post is all about me having courage!! 

For some time I have followed Sassy Cheryl's blogs and every Thursday look forward to the new 'Show Me' challenge although to date I have never taken part! Those of you not aware of this challenge well it is where you get the chance to be nosy and have a look at what people are up to - if there is one thing I love then it is been nosy LOL!!

Well this week I decided to take the plunge and finally enter the 'Show Me' challenge so I will be sharing with you a little sneak peek of how I go about my business designing new kits :)

My first picture is a screenshot of what I am working on in Photoshop - I pick the image I want to work with and then pick the papers I think go well with the image once that bit is out of the what I then duplicate the image I am working with to make my decoupage layers with...... Poor little Noah is getting chopped up and I feel so bad but when it's all complete, printed and made up it will be worth is as little Noah will become 3D... Smiles!!

My next pic is another screenshot but this time you can now see where I am going with the design... I am prepping all my layers and once I am happy with the overall look and layout I will transfer the layers over to blank A4 sized sheets ready to make in to a complete kit.

Well that's my first 'Show Me' post and I hope you enjoyed stopping by and reading :)

I would like to enter this is in the Sassy Cheryl 'Show Me' Thursday Challenge.