Saturday, 30 August 2014

52{C}CT

This is a very quick post to show you my dt card for this weeks challenge over the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. This week the challenge is to pick a previous sketch. I went for the July Blog Hop sketch but there are loads for you to choose from - just look under sketch archive over on the blog.
Here is my card


Sorry this is short but I have had an exhausting day. Dad is back in hospital and we have spent all visiting hours trying to convince him that he is not sat in a pool of water, or that there are kittens and puppies on the ward or that he is covered in spiders. He is having terrible hallucinations - we think it's due to his medication but we will not be sure until he has seen a doctor on Monday but it's quite worrying.
Anyway - thanks for stopping by - see you soon xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

CAS - Sketch Time

It's sketch time again at CAS - Colours & Sketches and this week is Patricia's last and this is want she wants us to use


And here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Craft White
Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories:Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Chalk Marker, Dimensionals

Please email me on deezinesart@icloud.com if you would like to place an order for any of the above items. There is an online catalogue in the side bar for you to browse - lots of lovely things to see in there, grab a cuppa and take a look.

I'm back at my Mum and Dad's home again as Dad is really ill, he's seeing the Dr today so we are hoping for some encouraging news.

Thanks for stopping to take a look today - hope to see you again here soon xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

MMM - Tags and Toppers

How's everyone doing this fine Bank Holiday Monday? I'm in my craft room looking outside at rain, rain and more rain! What a perfect day day for us crafters though and what a perfect opportunity to show you the new challenge over on Make My Monday. This week the theme is Tags and Toppers - here is my card


My 'topper' is made from the stamp set Chalk Talk and the matching framelits and I've raised it up on dimensionals. also added are a couple of flowers made using the Simply Pressed Clay.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Chalk Talk
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Pressed Clay and Rose Mould, Dimensionals

Please email me on deezinesart@icloud.com if you would like to place an order for any of the above items. There is an online catalogue in the side bar for you to browse - lots of lovely things to see in there, grab a cuppa and take a look.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Seeing Stars

It's time for another 'Male Only' card over in The Male Room and this week the theme is STARS.
For my card I have taken inspiration from one of my stamping heroes - Michelle Zindorf and I have tried to recreate this card I found on Pinterest HERE.
Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy, Black Stazon, Craft White, White Chalk Marker
Card Stock: Whisper White
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

So before you get too starry eyed looking at this please do check out all the work by the stars in my dt! xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Being Sporty

Oh crumbs - it's Monday again, doesn't time fly?! So that means it's time for a new Make My Monday challenge and this week the theme is SPORTS.
Now I'm not a very sporty person at all - I don't even watch much on the tv so this was quite a challenge for me! Here's what I've come up with


A pail of golf balls! Very simple I know but I did emboss the balls with my dotty folder even though it's difficult to see!

Materials - Stampin' Up (except Kraft card base)
Stamps: One in a Million (retired), 
Ink: Basic Grey
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punch, Dots EF, Decorative Label 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

Thanks for looking - have a great week of crafting! x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Pussycat, Pussycat

The new theme this week over at Less is More is ANIMAL and anyone who knows me knows that my favourite animal is my cat! It's very appropriate then that my friend Louise has lent me her new You Little Furball stamp set and I was able to make this card


And a close up


How cute are these kitties? Not as cute as my Louis though!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: You Little Furball
Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, Marina Mist
Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Dimentionals, Owl 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

Thanks for stopping by to take a look - see you soon x.


Christmas Time

Over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Gill is having a whale of a time choosing our themes. This week the theme is -


And here is my card - taken very literally!


I must say that this took absolutely ages to do as I stamped each individual letter with the Back to Basics Alphabet set! I then just added a few random images from some retired sets. Have a great time looking at the other cards from the dt and have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Another Challenge Card!!

Yep that's right - there's no stopping me at the moment. Actually it's the fact that I'm on my own so much in the evenings now that I can escape to the craft and play. And guess what? I'm on my own again tonight so I might just be making more cards - watch this space!
Meanwhile - here's the card I made last night


And the challengers I'm entering are



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Flower Patch
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Project Life Washi Tape, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

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

Thanks for stopping by to take a look - see you soon x.

A Card for Challenges!

Yes that's right I've been crafting just for me and I've a few challenges to join in - it's been ages since I've done any challenges other than my dt work and I must admit it's quite refreshing.
Here is one of the card I have made


And here is the list of challenges I'm entering it into



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: World of Dreams, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearls, 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

Thanks for stopping by to take a look - see you soon x.

CAS - Sketch

So it's Thursday again and that can only mean one thing - it's time for another challenge over at CAS - Colours & Sketches and this week it's a sketch - take a look


And here is my card


A leeeeeeeetle bit fussy I know but this a brand new set and I just had to use it!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Dimentionals, Butterfly Punches

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

Please do pop over and see what the rest of the dt have made - see you soon x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Workshop News

Just a quick post to show off the cards I will be demonstrating at my workshop next week.




Using the very versatile Polka Dot Pieces and matching punches. Anyone interested in joining in please leave a comment or email me on deezinesart@icloud.com xx

Roll Up, Roll Up

The challenge this week at Make My Monday is in full swing and we have been invited to the CIRCUS. Here is my card


So - here is my circus tent all decorated with bows and flowers and to greet us is one of the performers - a flea!! I've always been fascinated by the thought of a flea circus so I suppose this is how I imagine it to be!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Back to Basics Alphabet,Bug Me (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Bitty Blossoms Punch, Dimentionals, Pool Party Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Before I go I would just like to say 'Hi' to my two newest followers - hope you continue to like what you see! x


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Less is More - Foliage

I know I said I was gong to do some housework but I got a bit side tracked with this week's challenge at Less is More - it's Foliage one of my favourite things to stamp. Here's my card


It's also a One Layer Week so I was so relieved when my sentiments stamped straight - no sticking a label over wonky ones this time!

Materials - Stampin' Up (except for Kraft Card Base)
Stamps: An Open Heart
Ink: Black Memento, Light Old Olive Blendibility Marker, Perfect Plum, White Chalk Marker, Soft Suede
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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

OK definitely off to do housework now!



White, Cream, Gold & Silver

It's time to get really creative this week at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Gill our lovely hostess for this month has chosen this fab colour combo - we get to use them all!!!!


There are some gorgeous creations over on the challenge blog but before you scoot off to take a look please has a closer look at mine


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Simply Pressed Clay & Flower Mould, 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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

So, the sun is shining but I have housework to do - been putting it off for a while as I've been prepping for my classes. If you live in or around the Malvern/Worcester area why not join in one of my card workshops? They are great fun and there is always a new tip or technique to learn. There's also a raffle and refreshments - for more details please email me on deezinesart@icloud.com.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine xx


Thursday, 7 August 2014

CAS & Colours

It's time for our weekly challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches to commence and this week we have some lovely colours for you to use - take a look


Now these colours had me stumped for a while and while I was gazing at my stamp sets looking for inspiration to strike my eyes settled on the Serene Silhouettes and an idea was born - here is my card


I love the trees in this set and I thought that the perfect sunset backdrop would be one of my Gorgeous Grunge stamps and the Cherry Cobbler red. The stamp was stamped closer together at the top of the card to create a darker more concentrated colour.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones

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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Thanks for looking xx


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Make Pink Masculine!

Now pink is not a colour that springs to mind when thinking about men ........usually! However this week in The Male Room we want you to do just that - Make Pink Masculine.
Here is my card


I found loads of tutorials on YouTube for this kind of folded shirt and I just so happened to have some lovely pink DSP with shirt like stripes on it. The teeny tiny pearls were coloured with a black marker.

Materials - Stampin' Up (except Kraft card base)
Stamps: Morning Meadow (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Paper: Subtles DSP (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Windows Framelits, Basic Pearls

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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Thanks for looking xx


Monday, 4 August 2014

Back on Track!

It's Monday again and that means another challenge went live this morning on the Make My Monday blog. Fliss is our hostess this week and she chosen the theme of BIRDS - here is my card


A very simple card for this one - inspired by one I found on Splitcoast Stampers a while ago. The design is the same but the stamps are the new An Open Heart set which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue.

Materials - Stampin' Up (except Kraft card base)
Stamps: An Open Heart
Ink: Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Pistashio Puddng, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimensionals, Natural Twine

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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Thanks for looking xx



Still Catching Up

So not only did I miss Thursday's post but I missed Saturday's too. The Christmas in July blog hop over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown has now ended and we are back to normal with our usual sketch challenge brought to us this week by our August hostess Gill.


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Card Stock: Gold Foil, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold Washi Tape, Gold Sequins

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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Thanks for looking xx



A Quick Catch Up

If you missed the post going live on Thursday morning - as I did then here is a reminder of the challenge currently over on CAS - Colours & Sketches. It's a special one as it's the fifth week - that's when we do The Double! Take a look


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bloom with Hope
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Whisper White
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 directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Thanks for looking xx