Thursday 31 January 2013

A winter Wedding project

It seems like so long ago I was asked to make the wedding stationary for a lovely couple who got married two weeks ago in the Ice Palace in Lapland. They were going with their parents and having the reception when they arrived home. We got together and came up with a snowflake and blue theme. Here are some photos I took.
It was lovely to hear from the Bride and Groom that people loved the invites. Here is the table planner, it was the last thing I made incase of any changes to the seating.
The table numbers whish stood on little stands with candles in lanterns. They are double sided.
The menus follow the same theme. The snowflakes had a little twinkle of irridescent glitter.
I made an exploding box for the Grooms Mum to give them. I put photos of the happy couple inside.
This is the card thet was given with the box.
This was my gift, I bought it at Harrogate from the MDF man.
I'm hoping to recieve some photos of the room set and will post them. Thanks for stopping by Debbie

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Inspiration from Scotland

A friend from work posted a photograph of her Christmas holidays with her family in Scotland. The colours of the mountains and the snow in the distance inspired me to have a play with my distress inks, masks and stamps.
This was the second card I made as I gave the first to my friend. Here are a few more using different arrangements and colours. I also took inspiration from Glendas blog placing the trees at the edge of the lake.
I changed the colour combinations giving a very different feeling to the scenes.
The trees are from the Terrific Treescapes clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Thanks for visiting Debbie

Sunday 27 January 2013


The one thing I love about crafting is that you meet so many wonderful people. Since I began about 8 years ago I have become a collector of the precious human beings, not sure there's a name for my collection. They are spread far and wide across the country and some of them I will never meet but we chat over the web with a cup or glass of something. I recently met with a newbie friend and we chatted completely forgetting the time and the others around us. She inspired me to have a go at Paper Blocking, something I'd not done before. I set to on my much loved Tim Holtz pad and stamped, inked, arranged, re-arranged, glued and added embellishments. A massive thanks to Sue, I had the greatest fun and intend to make another soon.
The snow we've had for the last 2 weeks has finally gone replaced by strong winds and rain. Debbie

Sunday 20 January 2013

Curly Birds Sentiment card

Going back into our precious stash that we save for special projects is refreshing as we try different ways of using them. With rubber stamps we can do so much with them, different colours and techniques. The sentiment from Curly birds is so powerful.
For the sentiment I stamped with black ink and embossed with clear powder onto paper from the Prima Songbird paper pad. The flower is from Prima that I bought a few years ago at an open day. I wrapped a length of rafia around the backing paper and added some flatback pearls. Sometimes we want a card where the sentiment is most important and I think this will be in the post to one of mine. Thanks for visiting. Debbie

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Yellow Poppy Easel Card

The Poppy heart stamp is quickly moving up my list of favourite stamps because of it's versatility. The poppies can be coloured with allsorts of colours and media.
The yellows work very well with the blues of the card and give a spring feel to the easel card. For the base of the easel I used the Rememberance Poppy and decoupaged one of the poppy flowers so the front stands up. The Remberance Poppy stamp is a single stamp and 50p from each one is donated to the Royal British Legion. For the background I used versamark ink and brushed with pale blue mica powder which gives a lovely sheen. Thank you for visiting Debbie

Sunday 6 January 2013

New Year and new challenges

Happy New Year to any one visiting. I met up with a new friend over the holidays and we had a really good chin wag about all sorts of things. I've been having a sort out of my craftroom which was well over due and through out lots of old bits and pieces that I'll never use again. I had found a canvas that I started a long time ago and decided to resurrect it. The colours were so strong so I lightly covered it with Picket Fence. I wanted to keep it colourful as I'm going to hang it in my room to look at often.
I chose the sentiment in the centre as I think my mojo often disappears because of lack of courage. I love colour and want to play more this year with confidence. I have also signed up to a swap group this year, making two pieces a month that is themed and I'm going to play / experiment on these pieces. I hope the recipients will be happy with them. Wishing health, wealth and happiness to all. Debbie

Friday 4 January 2013

Eastern Sunset

At this time of year when the sun rises late in the morning and sets early afternoon we all think of the summer and warmer days. My card today makes me think of being in a far off land, relaxing and enjoying the views.
The Pagoda from the new Eastern Landscapes clear stamps was stamped and embossed with black powder them coloured with Alcohol Pens. The circle of paper for the sun was large enough to mask the Pagoda. Around the sun Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink was used and for the sky Tumbled Glass. I used Stormy Sky Distress Ink as I wanted to give the look of the Pagoda being in a lake. When I attatched the main image to the card I felt it needed a few more trees so stamped them off the in the corner extending the view. I love the sentiments it rings very true to me.