Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

I've made myself a new notebook for my lists :c)

Just couldn't resist putting the watermark on Bo's bum lol!

Image: TEDDYBO_177
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Alphabet: Sizzix Man Oh Man

He's one of the new spring cleaning additions to the store this week - don't forget we still have a sale on and the Anything Goes challenge is still running.

Craft Your Passion - beary sweet
Die Cutting Divas - anything goes (nestie labels & alphas)
Come and Get it - anything but a card
Dream valley challenges - Animals

Debbie xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Prince Edward Island

This is my other Mo's digital pencil image called Prince Edward Island

The striped paper is Making memories, the gingham Funky Fairies and the card has been embossed with my herringbone folder.
Lace border is a Nellie Snellen Die.

Stamp & create - anything goes
Crazy for challenges - layer it on
Patties Creations - embossing

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Love Challenge

Ali set the new challenge on MSE as she won the last one with a theme of love - either valentines or things you love.
Having made my valentines card for the year (although he won't be getting it unless he behaves) I've used things I love instead.

So there is blue, gingham buttons and even an ikkle cute bear on the Mo's Digital Pencil Image :c)

I've been having awful problems with blogger as well so please accept my apologies for not having popped over to see some of you - all I can see is your blog header - grrrrrr


Debbie xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Couple of Stitchys

From this months Cross Stitch Crazy I think either that or World of Cross Stitching :c)
I changed some of the colours as I refuse to buy threads for small designs when I have shed loads sat here doing nowt!

Here's what I made them into - mini gingham cushion / hanger type thingys lol!

Debbie xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fairytale Friday

 Thought I'd share the tutorial that I did for the Teddy Bo & Co blog today as I seem to have completely lost the ability to organise myself this week - that's what not going to work does for you!!!
I've not even managed my daily 4 mins 33 secs of Zumba this week (ok I'm a tad unfit!)

Am sure it must be hubby's fault for being here and causing Meltdown Monday rather than disappearing up to Scotland either Sunday afternoon or at stupid o'clock Monday morning - his car is fixed allegedly will see how long it  lasts this time
Anyway I've done the tutorial this week for a mini book style gift box
So what do you need?
Card to make the box - I've used a sheet of 12 x 12 
Paper to decorate
Ribbon or lace
Teddy Bo Image - I've used TeddyBo_049 (the rubber stamp)
Cut 2 pieces of card - one 6 1/2 inches square, the other 3 1/2 by 7 1/2
Score 1 inch and 2 inches from each side - these measurements will make you a box that is 2 1/2 inches square by 1 inch tall.
 Cut away the corners as in the picture above to leave tabs and apply tape or glue then fold up into a double walled box.
Score the other piece of card 3 1/4 inches from each of the shorter ends to make the outside.
Then decorate as you wish.
I've used ribbon here to tie the box closed. I stuck it to the front of the box with tape then folded it up before attaching it to the back to make sure it would close without pulling too tight.
I've stuck the box into the cover using tape as I'm not very good with wet glue
Then all you need to do is fill it with treats. I originally made these to hold the favours at my wedding but Bo and Bea hadn't been born then so they had hearts on lol!
I hope you will have a go at making this - you can adjust the size by changing the measurements but make sure you allow enough for both sides before you cut your card - how many times have I done that making boxes???!!!???
Maybe you would like to enter one into our anything goes challenge which we still have running and don't forget to check and see if you're the lucky winner of one of the blog hop prizes.
Have a furry hugging week
Debbie and the Gang xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

D'Arcy's Diaries New Release

 We have some more new D'Arcy's Diaries today including the one I've used here.


D'arcy's diaries 008
Paper: makin Memories Eliza
Sentiment: Clever Cuts
Velvet Centre Ribbon: Bargain bin at Boyes.
Debbie xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Naughty me - I bought this stamp when I went to the Lili of the Valley colouring course last October and it was still in my unused stamps pile. I also dug out my tea party papers which had been neglected too!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pink and Flowers for Teddy Bo Tuesday

Before we get onto this week's card and new release the winner of my blog hop furry friend is

Whimsical Whispers!!!!
Please drop the boss an email at to arrange your adoption lol!
This is the inside!
The outside - a little pink and a few flowers!
I cut part of the front off one of my scalloped card blanks with my new metal ruler and scary scalpel and tried to make it look like he was looking over the window box.

TEDDYBO_174 and bird and roses from TEDDYBOBEA_099
Paper: Dovecraft Back to Basics
Embossing: Cart-Us Rose folder
 See I can do pink and flowers lol - the bird just hopped onto Bo's hand - no idea how that happened

As usual we have some new graphics this week including this Bo and our challenge is still anything goes:


Monday, 23 January 2012

Totally Useless.............

It's the first new moon of 2012 and time for my first TUSAL update.
I was hoping that all the yellow threads would have been finished by now but sadly the gingham border on the birth sampler is now becoming a bit of a chore.

The gingham offcuts are from a couple of cushions I've made with some stitching - a couple more to follow hopefully this week :c)

If you want to know more about TUSAL - go to Daffycat who explains it far better than I can.

Debbie xx

PS the heading also applies to my hubby's company car - he has had it back for 10 days and it has broken down again this morning - he has found it perfectly acceptable to take mine and leave me stuck in here waiting for a hire car as he "has so much to do". 
Strangely I think he would still be here waiting if I had my Peugeot 206 rather than the Audi and he completely ignored my request not to smoke in it as he had already lit up before he was out of the drive - he will just think it's funny!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Do I not Like Orange

No I don't or yellow either for that matter :c)
This card using TJ from Digistamp Boutique was going to be blue and white but I made myself use these papers - brownie point for me lol!

Just in case you were interested they're My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Boy


Friday, 20 January 2012


I thought I posted this yesterday but didn't!!! 
Means I've messed up my post a day for January - blast!

This image was a freebie and long time ago from Fairy D and the papers were free earlier in the week from Jak Heath - there are some gorgeous Peony ones as well as the plaids.

Fairytale Dress Friday

Sometimes I make something that I love even though it's not cute and furry but it is my favourite colour.

The images are both Fairy D I used the dress before but in pink ***shudder***
The paper is K&Co and the buttons are a cuttlebug embossing strip folder.

There are lots of blue challenges around at the moment and I would like to enter:

And also:

Don't forget it's still anything goes at Teddy Bo - but don't forget to use a Teddy Bo image :c)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Happy Wednesday

No make from me today am still trying to complete the gingham border on grandbaby's birth sampler.
It's very effective but boring as hell to stitch.

The Teddy Bo DT keeping teasing me about flowers - I love flowers but don't use them on my cards very often but only because I'm absolutely hopeless with glue so unless I kept my cards laid down I just wouldn't be able to get them to stay put.

Any recommendations for what works well???
Off to pick up my car after it's MOT only a mile walk...............

Debbie xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Anything Goes

 Thought I'd go a bit brighter and warmer than it is here at the mo - plus I'm still trying to use papers that I just had to buy but am really not that keen on - love this buttery yellow.
It's still anything goes this week at Teddy Bo and you still have time to join in the blog hop to win some fantastic prizes. We also have some gorgeous new bears in the shop this week ready for those valentine cards

Forever Friends Spring Papers
Sizzix Hearts Embossing Folder
Sentiment by Hero arts

Sundays With Chrissy
Debbie xx

Monday, 16 January 2012

For sale

Mini Padded wall hanging roughly 5 inches square

£4 posted in the UK or £5 anywhere else in the World.
Please email me or contact me through Facebook if you're interested - links to the left :c)

This one is all ready to post but I can make to order in other colours just give me a shout

Debbie xx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Is this Vintage?

I was lucky enough to win at Elphine House last week so decided to dig out another of my much loved but sadly unused Elisabeth Belle stamps and join in again.

I have to admit that vintage confuses me so usually end up using kind of sludgy colours, lace, ribbon and pearls. saying that the sage green ribbon I've used is gorgeous and I got loads in an offcut bin in Boyes.


Papers: Memory Box
Sentiment: Label from Stitched Up
Stamp: Belles & Whistles Little Eden

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Only a couple of days late...........

 I've had this rattling round in my head for days but I just couldn't get it out lol!
I even used flowers shock! Horror 
Image: D'Arcy_05
Paper: My Minds Eye
Daisy and Polka Dot embossing folders
Background: Antique Linen Distress Ink

Great for Offcuts

Same as the cards from the other day but a different sentiment and I used Rich Cocoa ink.
Imagine That Stamp set and My Minds Eye paper offcut that I found lurking in my paper box

Debbie xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

I've been published!!!!!

Firstly can I just give a huge wave to my new followers - thank you for clicking that button :c)
My new issue of Cross Stitch Crazy dropped through the letter box this afternoon - funny I thought that looks familiar lol

This is how he ended up looking very cute in red gingham - have I mentioned I absolutely adore gingham???

While I'm on the subject (loosely) of books and magazines I've just finished the latest Linwood Barclay and would have to say it is his best to date although Never Look Away was also brilliant.
I'm always reading something and sadly enjoy poking round in the library
What are you reading at the mo?

Happy Friday
Debbie xx

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