Saturday, 30 November 2013

Pick a Previous Theme

Our challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to pick a previous theme


Here is my card - I chose Wreaths from July 2012


I went a bit mad with the gold embossing on this - it really does shine in real life!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Morning Meadow, Lovely as a Tree, Joyful Christmas
Ink: Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Certain Celery (retired marker)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold EP
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -



Thursday, 28 November 2013

A CAS Sketch

We have another gorgeous sketch for our last challenge in November designed for us by the lovely Lizy. Lizy has also set up a Facebook page for this challenge blog HERE so please do 'like' and stay updated.
So - CAS - Colours & Sketches - here is the sketch


And here is my card


It is a little unfinished as I couldn't decide on what sentiment to stamp inside my frame - that may be added when I decide who I will send it to.

Materials - Stampin Up
Stamps: Papaya Collage
Ink: Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Card Stoke: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Dimentionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Monday, 25 November 2013

Make My Monday - Contempory Christmas Card

Over on Make My Monday this week our new theme is 'CONTEMPORY CHRISTMAS' - nothing traditional - here is my card - hope it fits the bill!


I've used the Mosaic Madness set and matching punch for this and added some extra bling behind my baubles with some silver glimmer paper - should have used a ruler for my hanging bits though the lines look a bit wonky!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Mosaic Punch, White Bakers Twine, Scallop Trim Punch, White Gel Pen, Bitty Blossoms Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

I attended the Stampin' Up 2013 Convention over the weekend so please do pop back to read about that - I had a blast!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Acrylic Block Stamping

It's time for a technique themed challenge over at 5 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week we are using our acrylic blocks to make backgrounds. All details are are on the blog but basically you just ink up your block, spritz it with water and press down onto card stock. Leave to dry and then stamp your Christmas images - take a look at mine


I had a devil of a time photographing this and there is a lot of glitter around my windows to make it look snowy - here's a close up


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Special Season, Joyful Christmas
Ink: Midnight Muse, Real Red, Versamark
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Gold EP
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Thursday, 21 November 2013

CAS - Colours

We have some lovely Christmasy colours for you today over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches blog - take a look


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Love and Joy
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Paper: Polka Dot Parade DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Framelits, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Must dash - off to the Stampin' Up Convention in Manchester - such fun!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Little Boys

Little Boys and Babies is the theme over in The Male Room this week. The challenge is open for two weeks and your card or project must be for the males of the species. Here is my card


What little boy doesn't like bugs? And this set Bug Me is perfect - I love how the lovely components can also create mushrooms!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bug Me, Chalk Talk
Ink: Real Red, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk, Bitty Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Monday, 18 November 2013

Santa has arrived at Make My Monday

Yes The Big Guy has arrived at Make My Monday and that is the new theme this week. My Santa has been created from the Owl punch (he is so useful) and I mounted him onto a magnetic bookmark die cut on my Big Shot using the Chalk Talk dies from Stampin' Up - take a look



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Real Red
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Midnight Muse, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Punch, Big Shot, Chalk Talk
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Saturday, 16 November 2013

52CCT - Recipe

We have a recipe this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Louise has been quite fiendish with this one take a look


Here is my card


This took literally minutes to create - a little dry embossing followed by a little sponging, adding a greeting and some sparkles - simples!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Soft Sky
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot
Other: Snowflake EF, Blue Gems
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -



Friday, 15 November 2013

A Quick Update

Hello all - I'm back home now and dad is out of hospital although his treatment has left him very poorly. He now faces daily visits back to hospital for constant blood tests and check ups.
I'm sure I will be popping back to see him very soon but right now I am preparing for a weekend of craft fairs and a trip to Manchester next week for the Stampin' Up Convention - feeling a little panicky as I haven't yet completed my swaps or Card Candy swaps!
I also failed to show off a couple of DT cards so I'll add them now and try and get back on track tomorrow!


52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown colour challenge- open 'til tonight



Make My Monday - Anything But A Card - challenge open 'till tomorrow night.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

A Sketch and a Christmas Card.

The lovely Lizy has designed this gorgeous sketch us this week at CAS - Colours & Sketches


And here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Wonderful Wreath
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Mosaic Punch, Chery Cobbler Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Trim, Rhinestones (coloured with a marker)
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Monday, 4 November 2013

Autumn Flowers

OK - I think I am up to date with my challenge posts now! Today's challenge over on Make My Monday has been designed by Fliss and is all about AUTUMN FLOWERS - here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Too Kind, Kind and Cozy (half the sentiment)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Belated Christmas Sketch

A new challenge went live at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Saturday and here is the card I should have posted then


I was following this lovely sketch designed by Louise


My snowflakes were made by stamping out one the flower images in the Mixed Bunch set and then cutting away the outside of the design - I thought they made lovely snowflakes!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Mosaic Madness, Special Season
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party
Accessories: Silver EP
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

A Day of Catch-up

Morning everyone. Today as my post title suggests is going to be a day of catching up. My poorly husband is on the mend although we have a hospital visit tomorrow afternoon for some more tests. We have also had some very bad news about my Dad. His cancer has progressed and has become quite aggressive and therefore he is going to have some pretty intensive treatment. He is looking at 4 months of intense chemotherapy with long stays in hospital ending with a 3 week stay in the QE hospital in Birmingham for stem cell treatment. So, with both hubby and Dad in and out of hospital I think I am going to be a bit busy for the foreseeable future.
I have been working hard over the weekend making as many of my DT cards as possible so hopefully I can keep up with that. If I don't get around to commenting on your work as often as I should - please don't be offended. A lot of my post will be scheduled ones so although it may look as if I am around I may not be. Thanks for understanding.

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OK so while I'm here I will do the first catch up post of the day! Here is the card I should have posted Thursday for CAS - Colours & Sketches


A little out of date now however there is still time to take part in this week's challenge, please do head on over and take a look -