Thursday, 15 November 2012

the holidays are coming...


So today I am sharing with you something completely new for me - I have never made anything like this before - it is a Christmas wreath that is made using DSP from Stampin Up and I have to say even though I made it! I am very pleased with it...

It does take a couple of hours to complete and does become very repetative but I am sure that you will agree the effect is amazing...

I am also very pleased that the first person that saw this - has ordered one in her new Christmas colours! exciting!

I hope you like my wreath - if you would like to order one please get in touch - you can have any colour combination that you like!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges - 
craft u crazy - holiday
paper crafting journey - anything goes
paper play - paper piecing (mine is a twist on this)
 s j paper craft - christmas

hugs and happy crafting!
Debbi x 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

exciting times ahead...

So being part of the Stampin' Up is always something that is exciting - even if it is just down to the fantastic offers that we are given every month or getting together as part of our team to have training or just a get together...

The Stampin' Up! Convention has just taken place in Germany in the last couple of weeks and the announcement at the closing ceremony was not only that the Convention next year would be held her in the UK but in non other than MANCHESTER!

here is a picture of the Manchester Exhibition Centre - where the convention will be held...

I cannot tell you how excited I am for this - not only will this mean that I will be able to go as travelling costs will be greatly reduced, but I will be able to show off the beautiful city that I live so close to nd share it with so many crafting friends...

If you would like to join my team or have any questions about signing as a demonstrator please email me

It is now fantastic value to join the Stampin' Up! family with the starter kit only costing 
and you can pick whatever you want...

Interested?? Let me know!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Check back tomorrow and I will share with you a card using the ornament bundle!

Happy Crafting
Debbi x 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

new class...

Are you in the Manchester area??

If so message me to book on my new class - wedsnesday

for 2 hours

you will make 2 cards and a 3D project

using the stampset 
'watercolour winter' from Stampin Up!


here is a sneek peek of one of the cards!


Debbi x 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

team training!


Today I am sharing with you the card fronts that I created for SU training with my team at the weekend... This is training that Julie puts on quarterly to share her wisdom with us! Also a great chance to catch up and have a gossip as well and see the great inspiration tables that a few people made also to inspire us... We made some great projects on the day, but as always I did not finish these - too busy nattering!

For my swap...

I used the new stampset watercolour winter - a new firm favourite for me and I embossed the poinsettia twice using the also new cherry cobbler embossing powder. I then cut these out - all 68 of them! 
and colour washed them with my aqua brush and my ink pad - concentrating the colour to the middle of the flower.
I stamped the fir of the tree in each corner of an ivory blank and inked the edges of this, I stamped merry christmas in the bottom right hand side and added an old olive brad in the top left corner...
I also added a bow to the top right hand side of this - although took my picture before I added them!

Here is a close up of the flower - added dimensionals to make it pop

here is a close up of the sentiment 

I hope you like my swap... if you would like more information on signing up as an SU demo please email me - there is a great offer at the moment to join a great team!

Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Saturday, 13 October 2012

A new technique for me!


you will need...

white card
embossing buddy
embossing powder
heat gun

ink up background stamp with versamark

ink up second stamp with versamark

add embossing powder

heat emboss

add ink with sponge

spritz with water

place in copy paper 
and iron
on a low heat

you will see embossing powder on reverse of copy paper

ta da done!

create a beautiful card
I have used pearls and twine to decorate the card!

Hope you have learned a new technique!
Happy Crafting



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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Do you need a reason to smile this month??
Well Stampin' Up! is here to help...
For the month of August Stampin' Up! has another great offer to share...
If you spend £60 on Stampin' Up! goodies you will receive this beautiful exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set for FREE 
or if you wish you can buy it for the retail price...
The choice is yours...

If you would like to place an order please or have any questions please contact me -

happy crafting

Monday, 30 July 2012

last chance - everyday enchantment...

Good Afternoon...
Thank you for following my new blog!
Just a quick post to make sure that those of you who haven't yet placed an order to receive the exclusive everyday enchantment brads and ribbons only have a couple of days left to do so... They are available until the end of the month and are gorgeous!
You will receive a pack of brads and also two reels of ribbon with every order of £45 and over...
any questions please email me...

gorgeous aren't they!

back by popular demand...
Everyday Enchantment DSP

Will be back later with a Stampin Up! make
Happy Crafting 
Debbi x 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Stampin' Up!

Here are some of the projects that I have made over the last couple of months with my favourite Stampin Up! sets...
I have loved Stampin Up! for many years and this is where each week I will be sharing with you the projects and cards that I have created using my beloved stash... and new projects as they are released. If you would like to place an order or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me -

Everything Eleanor

Just Believe

Circle Circus

Over the next couple days I will be adding some more cards and projects for you to look at...
I hope you like what I have produced...
happy crafting
Debbi x