Welcome to my Blog, it's where I can share my designs and ideas with everyone , show cards that I have made for challenges; blog hops; guest designer; family and friends, I hope to make new craft friends to share ideas and crafts with.

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Hi Everyone, well this is the last card that I am publishing for 2011, it had to be my Parents anniversary card, they have been married today for 52 years and I just want to say I love you both and so look forward to seeing you in March 2012.

This card I made from items in my stash, I wanted to make a special card, something that I don't do often is less is more, so this is what I have done, an elegant card using everything in white except the purple/red big rose. I first stamped and embossed a heart down the centre of the card, then put two strips of double sided tape on either side and used the glitter. I made the flower using the doilies, white flowers, white feathers and put it together using gel glue. Glitter, feathers, doilies, clear gems, double sided tape, white pearl liquid, and white flowers were used on this card.  enjoy !

I would also like to add this to my December published item for Vintage Heartfelt Designs. 

Thank you for stopping by, please feel free to leave your comments, I love receiving them. Happy New Year to Everyone.

Debbie T

Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year to Everyone

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year to you all, and wish you all the very best for 2012. Looking back over 2011, I can not believe now I have managed to change my card designs and progress to what I am able to do now, I have had some very difficult times during 2011 and my crafting and this blog and all my followers and blogs that I have followed kept me going, and I thank you all for that, I have managed to bring myself out of the "black hole" and now working 40 hours a week, crafting, and going to do my final exam for my certificate that I have been trying to do for at least a year and half. I have a card to make for my Parents who married over 50 years ago on the 31st December, so that will be my last publication for this year!

Here are a few of the cards that I really enjoyed making in 2011

and my little fur babies, can't resist putting them in here as they kept me smiling all year!

Thank you for stopping by, if you want to leave any comments you are welcome, I also want to thank all my followers for supporting me and also to the Blog Design groups and its members for giving me a chance.

happy crafting everyone

Debbie T


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Saturday post.. a Birthday card

Hi Everyone, I am so pleased  that it is Saturday again,  after doing my chores today I plan to sit down and craft, craft and craft!

But for now, I would like to share with you a birthday card that I made for a female family member who's birthday was  last week. I used all the items from my stash, I am still trying to use up what I have before buying more items.(except CD's which are a a fantastic price). I used some trim to frame the picture and some papers and  shimmers in the background to match the colours. After I made up the 3D topper, I put  some fine clear glitter on places to give  it some  sparkle.

Thank you for visiting and please leave me a comment, become a follower as I really do appreciate your visits and comments.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Vintage Heartfelt Designs Feather Challenge, November 15

For the month of November, Vintage Heartfelt Designs  have 4 team members creating a hang tag for a weekly posting. This is my week November 15th.

I have made a 8x8 hang tag using the theme of fall and the challenge is feathers

If anyone feels like taking a challenge on this months postings please feel free to do so. You can send your photo of your tag to vintageheartfeltdesigns@mail.com. If anyone is interested I just want to let you know that your tag will be posted by Dee, but there will be no decision on a winner until the end of the month.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you have enjoyed my tag, if you wish to leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Happy crafting
Debbie T :)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Christmas is for Kids - Special Needs Children Blog Hop for 6th November 2nd day

Welcome everyone to my Blog. 
 I would like to say a big thank you to Ellen at Cardmonkey http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/  for hosting this blog hop as its for such a good cause and I hope everyone who visits the blog hop enjoys seeing all the banners as much as the Kids will when they received them to hang in their hospital ward.

Now if you have come from Carol Carlson http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/ then you have come to the right place, but if you want to start from the beginning, please click on Ellen at Cardmonkey link above and you can get the whole blog hop addresses to visit.

We have all donated Christmas banners for these special kids in hospital, ages from newborn to 21, who reside at Pediatric Specialty Care (www.pediatricspecialty.com) a group home for medically - fragile, technologically-dependent children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

I have made a banner from recycled cards (doing my bit for the environment at the same time) which I have embellished myself, with glitter, gems, white flowersoft for the snow, flowers and used gold ribbon to put it all together. I have used the theme of snow globes, which really could be used during any winter holiday time as a banner.

This is my Christmas / Holiday banner 

And there's BLOG CANDY to be had!!  THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have provided prizes to those who hop along. Here are our sponsors and their prizes:
One winner will receive four free digi-images of
their own choosing from www.MeljenDesigns.com!

www.HappyScrappy.us will provide one winner with a code
valued at $20 toward your purchase from their terrific site!

Beautiful ribbons, embellishments, charms and more are on the
http://meiflower.co.uk site.  They'll be giving a voucher valued approx $32 USD.
All hoppers are eligible to win.  Here's how: 

Follow the blog and comment on as many projects as you choose -- the more blogs where you comment and follow, the more chances you have to win. There's just one catch: please actually comment on the project, which shows you've looked at the project, not just cut/pasting random comments ("CUTE! TYFS") only to win the prize.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

What a sunset.....

Hi Everyone,
Just a little picture of thees sunset photos which I took last week, what a sunset! (They would look good on acetate don't you think). I must try it and see.

Sorry for not posting anything for a while, have had problems with my computer and thought I would have everything checked out as my email address was hacked into by a Spam company, actually by the look of it the whole of that provider was hacked into... makes you think hey!

Anyway on a lighter note, I am off to a wedding on Saturday and hope to be doing some crafting over the weekend so will be posting some items on here for everyone to see.


Enjoy the rest of your week and happy crafting....
Debbie T

PS I have some cards to put on from my Mother, she has been beavering away making cards, she is really getting very good! 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Autumn tag design for Vintage Heartfelt Design

Hi everyone,

I am trying to type up this post with my Lulu belle insisting that she sit on my lap in front of the screen!!

I have designed this autumn tag for Vintage Heartfelt Designs for our October Challenge. I thought I would try this one using my computer Serif  Craft artist,  great fun trying out all the little gadgets, like shades, blending any colours!

I hope you like it
Have a great weekend where ever you are :)

Debbie T

Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday 7th..... and my Winter in Wonderland card

Hi Everyone,

Well , I hope you all went and had a look at the Winter in Wonderland Challenge blog so that you could have a look at my card as the Designer in the Spotlight this week.

If not here is my card.

Don't forget to go to Winter Wonderland Challenge and put your crafty ideas to this weeks challenge.

Happy crafting
Debbie T

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Check out Winter Wonderland Challenge on Friday 7th Oct

Hi Everyone,

I was lucky enough to be chosen by Winter Wonderland challenge , to join them in their weekly Designer in the Spotlight !!! so I have been making my "spotlight design" and  it will be on their blog on the 7th Oct, so please pop over there and join in the challenge and have a look at my "design in the spotlight"

See you there
Happy crafting

Debbie T

Monday, 3 October 2011

World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop 5 days... Day one

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop. I am very excited to be in yet another of Gill M's hops!

Please click HERE to go to Gill's blog to start from the beginning.

As it is World Cardmaking Day the participants of the hop are donating cards to Gill for charity. Plus in the line up each day you will find a UK crafting celebrity taking part among us mere mortal crafters !!!

Here is my card for this hop 

 I used items in my craft stash to make this card, the base card was from a card kit that I got in May this year, the image is from a CD from Johanna Sheen which I have sprayed glitter over from the tin. I used liquid pearls on the edges and also in the centre of the flowers. I just loved the colours and the lovely ribbon which is edged with gold.
 The back of the card I decorated with a round card and frame and then embellished it with the flowers and liquid pearls.

As you can see this card is one of the tent cards, took me ages to work it out but hey presto, I love them now and find that they are the best! 

Thanks for stopping by, please see below for all the other nice bits and pieces and sponsors for this hop. 

Happy crafting and hopping everyone.
Debbie T. :)

I am donating cards that I have made and here are a few for you to see....

There is mega blog candy on offer too from the hop sponsors:-
 is donating this mega bundle - thats a whopping £145 worth of goodies!!

 are offering 3 free digis of your choice
for the "duration of the blog hop ONLY" 
 get 50% off any digis - just simply quote BB50 at the checkout .
Amy Shaw - craft presenter on  QVC 
is offering Woodware goodies - pic to follow
CBGM - that's Gill!

is offering £50 worth of goodies

Well i hope you like what i have come up with.

The line up for DAY THREE is below. This is  just in case you get lost along the way, or links are broken or non postings -  there are people taking part from all over the world so the time difference plays a big part, so if a posting is not up please bear this in mind and please hop back.


If you are interested in checking out the world cardmaking day web page click HERE

Don't forget to comment on all the blog posts and come back again on all the other days.

Thanks for hopping
Debbie T :).