Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hi there, I've been playing with some wooden bauble blanks I got,
I also have a few new stamps from Inkylicious 
 For these top two I dry brushed with gesso, stamped using blue stazon 
and then glittered , was really pleased with the effect.
Stamps used Seasons greetings and Winter Cabin

this one I left wood colour, stamped with black stazon and coloured with 
Pentel Hybrid Dual metallic pens and the 
Xmas Whimsey Bauble stamp 
this one i painted with gesso when dry i stamped with stazon and coloured
with sparkle pens.
The stamp is Winter Birds

It made a nice change from Christmas cards, 
I would like to enter them in the following;
Christmas card  Anything goes
glitter n sparkle  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown  clean and simple
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Hair Do

Hi there, it's time for a new release at All dressed up stamps 
this one is called  "Christmas Hair Do"
isn't she just the sweetest little reindeer girl.
Well after hobbling around with my foot ache since April, they seem to think I have a spur
on my heel, only an X Ray will confirm it, and our hospital said they don't do that.
Happy Days. 

Coloured with copics
BoBunny papers, swirly circle die unbranded,bit of twine with a 
snowflake charm tied to it. I doodled around the edges.
I would like to enter this in the following,
Cute card Thursday  Anything goes
creative knockouts.  Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers  Reindeer

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Pink and Pearly

Hi there, it's time for the new All Dressed Up Stamps  challenge on the facebook PAGE
The theme for this month is 
"Pink and pearly"
I have used The night before Christmas for my sample

I used K&Co papers self adhesive 3D snowflakes that i covered in glitter and pearls.
I coloured with copics
 Animals E40,41,42,43,44
 Skin E000,00,01,R11
Bed frame E31,33,35
Pink R81,83,85

It would be lovely if you could join us this month,
I'm entering this in the following;
colour crazy challenge.  Anything goes
simply papercrafts  Anything goes
Winter wonderland  Anything Christmas goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lady Butterfly from Aurora Wings

Hi there, I've had great fun this week playing with the new releases from Aurora wings 
my two projects were using Lady-Butterfly 

This first one I coloured with copics and worked it unto a canvas,
which has structure paste through a stencil, acrylic paint. crackle paste, sprays, Art stones and brusho's. 

This one was coloured in copics, the background is made with Brusho's, I also used 
liquid pearls on the wings.

Here is the second new release, and you can get her HERE

 Mitzi will  be running a gift-with-purchase offer with tomorrow's new releases.This one is called "Autumn Mermaid". and you can get her when you spend $10 USD

To see the lovely work my teamies have done pop over to the Aurora wings showcase blog

crafty creations  Anything goes
Creative moments  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown.  Fantasy
everybody-art  Colour challenge
worldwide open design team  Anything goes
scrap from your heart  Mixed media
Rhedds creative spirit  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 4 September 2017

Penguin family

Hi there, I have a family of penguins for you today, I love this image from all dressed up stamps and
this one is called  Christmas penguins. I coloured them with copics, 3D laquered the beaks, buttons and feet, glittered the snow, papers are My Mines Eye Mistletoe Magic, that I distressed the edges of a piece of twine and Joy charm finish it off.

I'm entering this in the following;
artistic inspirations Anything goes
crafting from the heart  Anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
christmas card challenges  Anything Christmas
pile it on  Feathers or scales
Thank you for looking
and welcome to my new followers
Hugs Debra xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

September challenge

Hi there, can you believe it's September already?, 
the challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook this month is an easy one
nice one yes, here is my square card, I've used A Star is Born 
coloured with copics, first edition Christmas paper pad,flowery ribbon off  Ebay charms from The Hobby House, ribbon from stash.

We would love to see what you create this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
cute card Thursday  So cute
as you like it  Fur ( he is just too cute)
Hanna and Friends  Pastel
Simon says stamp Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
cards und more  Anything goes

Hus Debra

Friday, 25 August 2017

Top Dog

Hiya, just a quick card today, forgot a birthday, this is not uncommon for me at the moment, I have forgotten more birthdays this year than ever before, and I have no excuse because i sit staring at my calendar for most of the day, it's hung on the wall in front of my sewing machine at work.
Still it gave me chance to colour up one of my fave stamp sets, this is one of the Tim Holtz crazy dogs, the paper is HOTP and the letter dies are Xcut.

I'm entering this in the following;
Patties creations  Anything goes
colour crazy craft  Anything goes
simply papercraft  Anything goes
as you like it  Favorite fur or feathers {fur we have a gorgeous border terrier called Mickey}
craft rocket  Animal kingdom
cute card Thursday.  Bright colours

Hugs Debra

Monday, 21 August 2017

You Gnome Christmas is coming.

Hi there, here's another one, are you getting fed up of my Christmas cards yet? Hubby says it's far to early to be blogging my Christmas cards, but as I told him if I left it until December I would be on here two or three times a day to get them all on.
This is one of my favorite stamps from last year, it's a Creative Expressions set called "Make Gnome Mistake". 

I coloured the background with a Brilliance trio ink pad, the clouds were made with a die cut I cut out of scrap card, I then used this as a stencil.
Copics used
I also added a bit of glitter and sparkle pen, don't think it needs much else.
I'm entering this in the following;
Pammies inky pinkies  Anything goes
AAA cards.  Masking
fashionable stamping  Use your inks anyway you like
heartful stamping  Anything goes with a stamp
thats crafty  Only cards

Thanks for looking
Hugs Debra

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Snowman, Robin and Puss

Hiya, I've had a really productive day today, all my loose stamps are now put away and packaged in a strong clear plastic envelope, feeling very smug with myself, where possible they are labeled with the manufacturer and stamp name, this one is a Stampavie called Snowman designed by Gillian Roberts, I believe I bought it from Hobby House a few years ago now.

I coloured it with copics used glitter and snow flakes, the papers are Snowflake collection from BoBunny the sentiment is from Crafters Companion. Gems and snowflake from my stash.
I'm entering it into the following;
Gem of a challenge  Snow fun
fussy and fancy  Things with wings (OK it is small but there is a bird)
crafty hazelnuts christmas Anything Christmas goes
2 crafty critter crazies  Anything with a critter goes
crafty animals Anything goes with an animal

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Naughty or Nice?

Hi there, well i thought I'd post one of my C Word cards, they will probably get a bit more Christmassy later in the year.
This image is from Bugaboo stamps and is called crabby-cat-christmas 
I coloured her with copics, for the background I blended Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Fired Brick distress inks, spritzed with water then used Shabby shutters to stamp the star stamp from Craft Stamper magazine around the edges, I 3D laquered the eyes and bauble, glittered the hat and added a touch of sparkle pen. I'm really enjoying making my own backing papers for a change, and to be fair by the time I've found the one I want it's just as quick, I made my own text blocks. 

I'd like to enter this in the following;
Tuesday throwdown  Anything goes
Christmas card  Anything goes opt photo insp
crazy challenge  Inking is fun
sir stampalot  Anything goes as long as you use a stamp
a snowflakes promise  Anything goes
cards und more  one layer cards
show us your pussies  Furry thing goes
the holly and ivy  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Friday, 11 August 2017

Peters Doggy Birthday

Hiya, I'd like to share a Birthday card with you today, I've used a Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamp, 
 for the background I mixed Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron distress inks onto card, made a stencil out of my Tim Holtz Die and put the mermaid lagoon through it, stamped some texture stamps randomly around, put some texture paste through my circles stencil, once dry i coloured the paste with a bit of Wild Honey ink. The dog was coloured with a Chameleon pen.

I'm entering this in the following;
Daring cardmakers.  Unnatural
fussy and fancy Fave colour combo, Blue & green
creative artiste mixed media  Anything mixed media
craft rocket Animal Kingdom
addicted to stamps  CAS
stampotique designers challenge  Only Animals
Simon says stamp  For a child

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Hi there, been messy playing again, realized what i did wrong with this heart plaque, I used heavy gesso to prime with and it was just to thick, still you learn by your mistakes and I played about with it learning more stuff along the way.
I got my hubby to cut me a heart shape from ply wood and it's a really good base to work on so will defo be doing that again. Most of the things on the plaque are from my craft box.

I'm entering this in the following;
CRAFT  Anything goes
the crafty addicts.  Anything goes Girly
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
a perfect time to craft   Anything goes
altered eclectics  Anything goes
not just cards  Anything goes
Noor design-uk. Anything goes
thats crafty challenges Anything but a card
Hugs Debra

Monday, 7 August 2017

Busy Little Bee

Well hello there, hope you've all had a good weekend, mine went to plan, which is very unusual for me. I would like to share a new release from All dressed up stamps I got to play with this little cutie 

I coloured her with copics
The papers are really old from K&Co the Bee charm is from The Trinket Parlour, flowers from the Craft box and the text is waste from a Tim Holtz Die.
I would like to enter this in the following;
crazy4challenges  Summer fun
send a smile 4 kids  Anything goes for kids
creative fingers  Anything goes
Patties creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Paint Saint

Hi there, I've had a fairly productive weekend, I bought one of theses brand new paint storage carry shelves from Tando-creative, they are called Paint Saints and you can get them HERE

 I covered mine in white gesso, then a layer of yellow oxide acrylic, the edges were then blended with Burnt sienna acrylic. Once dry I stamped all over with an Inkylicious crackle stamp and seedless preserves Distress Ink, when dry I then stenciled around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Dutch Doobadoo Burlap stencil. 

Now I get to put my paints in, it holds 32 1oz bottles of acrylic, I don't have that many so I shall fill the rest up with other things until I can fill it.
I really enjoyed playing I might do the rest of my storage to match, then again might try different colourways.
I'm entering this in the following;
Sir Stampalot Anything goes
making memories  Anything goes
Thats crafty Anything but a card
through the purple haze  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wedding card, Tim Holtz style

Hi there, my nephew got married last week, so this is the card I made for them.
I coloured an A4 piece of watercolour card with Brusho's, I did a big piece so that I had some left over for the butterflies. The text stamp is by Kaiser craft, the butterflies and corner page dies are both Tim Holtz, I lifted the wings with 3D glue, I was going to put gems on the butterfly bodies but decided it didn't need anything else. 

I'm entering it into the following;
crazy 4 challenges  Bright and cheerful
fairytale  Be loved, Family
vintage journey  Watercolour
colour crazy  Anything goes
craftaholics r us.  Die cuts
crafty gals corner  Celebrate
mod squad  Anything with wings

Hugs Debra

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Girlz Rule at All Dressed Up Stamps

Hi there, can you believe it's August already? 
We have a new Challenge on our Facebook page HERE and the theme is 
We would love to have you join us this month.

I have used half of  Double the Trouble you can get her HERE
The papers are a freebie from a magazine about 5 years ago, yes I'm still trying to use a bit of my ever growing stash up, the text is the waste from a Tim Holtz die, the charm is from Craft Box and it says "Live your Dream", gems from stash, the dots are a Leonie stamp, I have to tell you I drop'd my pen on my paper just as I'd finished so decided to cover it up rather than colouring it again.
I would like to enter this in the following;
 brown sugar  Anything goes
colour crazy Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
polkadoodle  Anything goes
cards und more Dots, dots, dots (dots are stamped)
artistic inspirations  Anything goes
cutie pie Cute & here comme the girls
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Shabby Christmas

Hi there, I'm feeling a bit Shabby Chic today,
so I've made a Christmas card in my mood.
The papers are from my favorite Christmas paper pack " Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics"
I've distressed the edges of the paper and also the topper which comes with the pack, the stars are cut from some left over crackle card I made for another card, the candy canes are chipboard that i painted, I've used an Amy Design die with Kraft card, I also dry brushed this with white gesso, and there's a piece of cheesecloth under the topper. Some bright spark told me there is only 22 weeks before the C Word so I thought I would get cracking, I don't wont a repeat of last year where I actually had to buy some cards as I had sold mine and didn't have enough. 
I'm entering this in the following;
creative inspirations  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
Christmas at sweet stampin  Anything Christmas goes
cardz 4 galz  Christmas or Winter
watercooler challenges  All about Christmas

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 20 July 2017

My Best Friend

Hello, I thought I'd share a card I made for my great niece, Wow that makes me feel ancient, 
I've used one of my All dressed up stamps this one is called My best friend
I have just got some Chameleon pens,and I've been trying to get used to them.
The round corner stitched die was a cheapy of ebay, not a named one, a DieSire 6, some paper straws from Home Bargins paper and ribbon from my stash.
I'm entering this in the following;
Craft rocket  Anything goes
cute card Thursday.  Summer colours
moving along with the times.  An age as the focal point
Digi choosday.  Anything goes
Creative inspirations  Anything goes
fab n funky Use a pattern paper
crafty creations  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Monday, 17 July 2017

Nautical Cigar Box

Hi there, I was given a few cigar boxes the other day, I never turn anything away I could up-cycle, 
so this is what I ended up with.

 Firstly i glued scrunched up tissue paper to the sides using PVA glue
  Glued on a few chipboard circles to the sides, a wheel charm to the front, I also changed the lock for a more suitable one,

The anchor is a wooden one and around the edges I cut out a corner die from Amy Design (Vintage Vehicles)
Then I covered everything with black gesso. 
Once dry I dry brushed with Finnabair patina effect paste.
I must say I really enjoyed playing with this box, and it feels good to have saved something from the rubbish and turned it into something beautiful, (well I think it is anyway).
I'm entering this in the following;
Simon says stamp  Get in shape
mixed media world Use natural materials
we love 2 create  Anything mixed media
more mixed media  Anything goes optional pastel
a bit more time to craft.  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hello Flower

Hi there, a bit of fun tonight, a card for any occasion, who was it that had "Hello flower" as there catch phrase? I cant remember.
This card was made using three flower stamps from Bloobel stamps we have Arthur asterCarey-carnation and Clarissa there are loads more to choose from all equally gorgeous.

I coloured them with my copics the sky is stormy clouds distress ink, the wall I made using Texture paste and a Dutch doobadoo stencil (A5 Bricks) which I coloured with a variety of distress inks, the text I made myself with some really old alphabet stamps, the eyes and teeth are enhanced with 3D laquer.
I'm entering this in the following;
craft rocket  Anything goes
stamps and stencils Colour texture shape
crafty creations  Anything goes
daring cardmakers. If you go down to the woods
crafty calendar  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Flower Moon and Coffee Sprite

Hiya it's new release time at Aurora wings and we have two for you, this little beauty is called 
"Flower Moon" and you can get her HERE  and HERE

I've used Black Forest Delish paper, tags from Stamperia Lilac flowers, Resin frame, snip art and flowers from Craft Box, butterfly and cheesecloth from my stash, there's a few dots of paper pearls on there as well.
I've used copics to colour
BV20, B63 

The second release is "Coffee Sprite" and you can get her HERE and HERE

I coloured her with copics, used some pink gingham out my bit box and Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers, some old lace and flowers, I made the text boxes with some alphabet stamps, a few pearls in the corners. I used to really love strong black coffee but a few years back I suddenly couldn't stomach it anymore, I still love the smell just not the taste, I've switched to strong black tea now.
C02,03, R81
If you pop over to the Aurora wings you can find all my teamies works of art.
crafty creations  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
digi choosday.  Anything goes
paper minutes  Women/woman
Through the craftroom door  Anything goes
a bit more time to craft  Anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness  Anything goes
Hugs Debra

Monday, 10 July 2017

Blue Christmas

Hi there, I've been working on a couple of cards over the weekend , thought I would share them with you, I've really taken to a bit of mixed media again at the moment, 
I painted my card with deep blue acrylic, once dry i used some crackle paste and dusted it with some distress ink. I then distressed the edges with my scissors. The topper is a stamp from years ago I bought it from The Stamp Man. Embossed with versamark and silver detail powder I then coloured it with Brusho's, once dry i filled the poinsettia flower with 3D Laquer, the stars are Tando's Creative that I gessoed and covered with glitter, ribbon from my stash and the Peace die is a Tim Holtz.

I'm really enjoying myself at the moment, my next card is still drying so i may pop it on tomorrow, 
I'm entering this in the following;
simon says stamp  Distress it
my time to craft Christmas in July
a vintage journey  All squared up
creative artiste mixed media  Anything mixed media
really reasonable ribbon Anything with ribbon

Hugs Debra

Friday, 7 July 2017

Holiday Girl, New Release from All Dressed Up Stamps

Hiya, it's time for the July new release at All dressed up stamps and I got to work with 
There are some gorgeous new images this month , so if you haven't been to the shop for a while it is well worth a view.

I coloured her with copics used Maja Design Life by the Sea papers, and a little wooden boat I found in my bit box, I distressed the edges and used Vintage linen distress ink on the image.
I'm entering this in the following;
creative knockouts. Summer fun
crafting by designs  Anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
inspiration destination  Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Facebook Challenge for All Dressed Up

Hi there, it's time for the new challenge on the All Dressed Up Facebook page. 
The theme for the month of July is
"Stars and Stripes"
I have used monsterific I coloured it with copics used Hampton Art Ki Celebrate paper pad
Hello die and stitched circle dies.


It would be great to see you play along with us this month.
I'm entering this in the following;
brown sugar  Anything goes
colour crazy  Anything goes
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
4 crafty chicks  Anything goes
through the purple haze Spots and Stripes
A Gem of a challenge  Summer colours
crafty calendar  Anything goes

Hugs Debra

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Hiya, I've been having a bit of a play this week, as well as cleaning my copics, I've only done the C, E and YR and I'm in such a mess, my fingers are a lovely shade of mahogany, lol
might tackle the reds tomorrow.
Any how, here is a crazy unicorn from  Bloobel stamps and its called quirky-unicorn.

I coloured it with copics, the background is a hessian effect stencil and pink distress ink with the top of my water bottle and citrus crush ink for the circles 
C03,05,07, and assorted colours.
I would like to enter this into the following;
cute card Thursday Anything goes
4 crafty chicks  Crazy egg/ anything goes
crafty creations  Anything goes
Simon says stamp  Anything goes
stampotique designers Use a stencil
creates and makes  Anything goes & create a sentiment

Hugs Debra x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Super Dad

OK this is my last Father's Day card for this year.
It is actually the one I made MY DAD, thats because he is my HERO
He looks nothing like this, well from the eyes down ha ha, 
I've used a Bloobel stamp called wonder moustache. Coloured with copics 
and Hampton Art Ki Celebrate paper pad. Crafter's companion letter dies.

I would like to enter this in the following;
crafty calendar  Boys will be boys
crafting when we can  Use an image
lil patch of crafty friends  Anything goes
Connie can crop.  It's a guy thing
Crafty awesomeness  Anything goes
crafty girlz Anything masculine
love to scrap  Boyz rule

Hope you have a great week
Hugs Debra

Monday, 19 June 2017

Tea Belly

Hiya, yes I'm still posting Father's Day cards, not many left I promise,
I love this Doctor-digi image called Weekend Walter 
those big furry slippers make me chuckle 
I coloured him with copics, paper out my scrap box again, but I must admit it has probably been there a fair few years.

I would like to enter it in the following;
Come and get it Fathers Day
glitter n sparkle  Father's Day
crafty girlz AG + Masculine
crafty purple frog Make it Manly

Hugs Debra

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Father's Day for Fishermen

Hiya, another Father's Day card from me, this one is using a fun image from Bloobel Stamps called 
big-fish, I coloured with my copics, and I'm not sure of the paper as I pulled it out of my scrap box, I really must try and use some of it , it's starting to overflow again.

I'm entering this in the following;
crafty calendar challenge Boys will be boys
crafting-with-friends. Anything goes
Patties creations For the boys
simply papercrafts Anything goes
craft rocket For the men/boys
creative knockouts. Anything goes
cards in envy Your the man

Hugs Debra

Friday, 9 June 2017

3K Celebration at Aurora Wings

Hi there, are you ready to PARTY if so then we have a full weekend for you Aurora Wings.
We are celebrating over three thousand members, how fantastic is that. 
Mitzi has worked her socks off to bring your new releases, freebies and competitions  galore, you won't be disappointed. Just pop over to the Facebook. page to play

I have used Wings and Petals, that I coloured with copics, K&Co papers Rebecca Seddon Fly high stamp, and some die cut butterflies.
I'm entering this in ;
Jo's scrap shack Anything goes
polkadoodles Anything goes
animal friends with wings (butterflies)
classic design team challenge  Anything goes
digi stamps 4 joy Anything goes + butterfly

I just loved the Pussy Willow sprite, I coloured her with copics used Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers , snipart smile,
and used a Joy mushroom die cut.
I'm entering this in;
crafting-with-friends  Anything goes
Jo's scrap shack Anything goes
polkadoodles.  Anything goes
2 cute ink.  Anything goes
Noor design-uk Summer

If you pop over to Aurora wings showcase blog you can see what my teamies have done.

Hugs Debra

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Hair Do

Hi there, we have a wonderful new release from All dressed up stamps 
I have used new hair do love this new image.

I coloured her with copics
Papers are Graphic 45 Die-namics Thanks die.
I'm entering this in the following;
card mania Buttons and or Bows
incy wincy designs Anything goes
crafting from the heart Anything goes
Hus Debra x