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Monday, 19 August 2013

Double Bubble Bingo Challenge!

Good Morning Bloggers!
Me again, and this week we have a Double Challenge over at Through the Purple Haze......  so Two Sponsors, and Two prizes up for grabs..... and it is luvverly and easy, cos they are both along the same lines.. so lots of scope for playtime!

The Sponsors are.... Crafts and Me and Lacy Sunshine, both have some stunning digis.... and the challenge is Bingo themed!  Trust me though .. it is easy peasy! :-)

All the details are over at the Through the Purple Haze blog (link at the top of the page)  but we were all given a bingo card to play with and we had to pick a line, in any direction, and ONLY use those items!  Talk about less being more... this was a bit of a challenge for me I can tell you!

So.. here is the Bingo Card......
Now.. I am on Team B (yayyy go the Bee's!!!)  and we got to play with an image from Crafts and Me......   My image is by the very talented Hannah Lynn....  Now I have to confess, I hadn't heard of them before, but OH WOW!!!!  I sorta wish I wasn't on the DT so I could play along and try to win this week... the images are DIVINE!!!!  My Crystal Ball tells me I might be spending a few pennies in their shop!!!  The quality of the digi stamps is amazing!

So.. I took my image, and I selected my Bingo Line..... Ribbon, Three Papers and Pearls.....  I printed her at almost A4 size onto some Pastel Printing Paper I found during a clear out, and I painted her with my scrummy watercolours... and I have to say I was thrilled with how the painting went... the pastel paper is divine to paint onto.. will have to google and find out where I can get some more from.. I think I have a new addiction......

Enough waffle...... here is my entry.......

Isn't she sassy!!!!  I adore her attitude!

I had so much fun making this..... got glue everywhere mind you trying to stick the mulberry paper down!!! ..... I am rather pleased with how she turned out.....

OK... over to you... Now as this is a double challenge..... you have no excuse for not joining in.....  jump over to TTPH blog, read all the rules, and get playing......  oh... and there is a little bit of an inter team challenge going on this week.. just for fun... so please remember to vote for your favourite DT sample!!!!

Have a luvverly crafty week..... see you soon! Hope you like my DT entry this week, and it would be great if you left me a message!!!

:-) xxxx

Update... I have entered this into the following challenges.....

Anything But A Card..... Fairy Fantasy

Lacy Sunshine ... Girls Girls Girls

Robyns Fetish .... Put a Frame Around It

And don't forget to go and vote on The THPH blog.. not that I am competitive.... Much! :-) x

Monday, 12 August 2013

Floppy Latte..... butterflies and other garden lovelies

Good Morning!
First off.. Huge Apologies to all the Through the Purple Haze Blog entries for last week... Stunning stunning work, but Mr Blogger has been hating me, and I have been unable to comment or do very much at all really... including pre schedule this post... I just hope you can all read it! :-)
Grrr to technology.. love it when it works.......

So this week....  The wonderful sponsor is Floppy Latte.....  what an a amazing site.... stunning digi's, you have to go look if they are new to you!

Keeping it short (so as not to upset Me Blogger too much) so here is my DT piece for this week!  I hope you like it...... Not done parchment for a while, and it felt good to drag all the tools out and play.   I worked on Black, which is one of my favourite techniques, and of course I used pencils!  Derwent Coloursoft.. in my opinion the best pencil for parchment as it blends without accidentally embossing as you go!

Right.. off you trot.. link at the top of the page..... Hope you all play along!
Hugs all

Monday, 29 July 2013

Simply Beautiful Images!

Good Morning... Welcome to another week of Through the Purple Haze Blog Challenges..... This week is the week of Team B.. so that is me! :-)

Our Wonderful and Fabulous sponsor this week, is the Wonderful and Fabulous Simply Betty Stamps.....  and Oh Wow.. her website is amazing... so much to look at and want!!

Well.. we were all very lucky, and allowed to choose an image to work with this week, after much ooohing and ooooooohing, I finally chose one..... I totally fell in love with her, the beautiful Witchy Wednesday,  I think she is beyond cute!

Now.... what to do with her? The theme for the week was Favourite Colours..... that was easy.. Purples and Greens..... Making something spectacular.. Hmmmm... thinking cap time to do the image and the team proud!!!

So, two projects from me..... First a mini canvas....  Inky sprayed background....few flourish stamps, computer generated wording and the digi image.. and even a touch of glitter!!!  Rather pleased with her I have to say!

 For my second project.. I had an idea... and dug out the slide mailers I have had for ages, cos I neeeeeded them, but was never sure what to do with them!  You know the ones.. the solid cardboard little book things, that when you open them, you can put four microscope slides in them for safety.  Saw a project ages ago with them, and had to have some.. and they have been sat on the shelf ever since.... till now!  I am thrilled with this one.........  Again, same ingredients as before, inky stuff, flourishes, computer generated text and the beautiful Witchy Wednesday...... plus some gloopy ink and ..well, the ingredients in the book :-)

Even if I say so myself... How Cute Is That!!!!!

So.. that is me done..... now hop yourself over to Through The Purple Haze to join in this week..... not only can you win some Simply Betty Digi's, if you play along every week.. you go in the draw for the Christmas Bumper Goody Box!

Have fun... and see you over there!   Toodles! :-) xxx

A little addition...... I have just entered this for the challenge over at  My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge..... this week it is Favourite  Fruit Colour... so Purple and Green.... well.. I love plums and apples.... so Yayyyyyyyyy!!! :-) x

Saturday, 20 July 2013

I Drew Pretty!

And I am thrilled!!!!

I may have mentioned.. I am doing the wonderful Book of Days with Effy, and I confess to being woefully behind already.. we are only three weeks in... whoops!  So this morning.. I was up early, and I played!  And for a rare change...everything went according to plan..... Happy Day!!!!

The combination of Effys videos, and the workshop I took recently with Kat McBride..( Kat Can Paint ) .... resulted in a moment of sheer magic on my desk.......

And here it is!....... Using scrapbook papers, and my trusty Coloursoft pencils!

You have no idea how thrilled and bouncy bouncy chuffed I am!   Off to add her to this weeks Piece A Week.....  Yayyyyyyy!
hugs xxxxxx

Monday, 15 July 2013

New Day, New Challenge, New Blog!!!!

Gooooood Morning!   What a wonderful and exciting day this is!  A Brand New Challenge Blog!!! And I am Thrilled to be part of it.... Thrilled and Honoured...... I really am! An enormous Thank You to the Luvverly Anita who has been running about like a 20 legged, 7 headed mad thing getting this all sorted out........

It is all starting today, over at Through The Purple Haze ... go check it out ... we have some of the most AMAZING sponsors lined up and some fabulous challenges..... AND.... if you enter.. every week from now until we break for Christmas... there is the biggest lushest goodie bag you have ever seen....  Melt pot included (I wish my entries counted!!!!)

So, without further ado.....  here are my very first sample cards for the Challenge, which this week is sponsored by, the one and only, totally fantabulous...... INDIGO BLU!!!!!  Told you we had fabulous sponsors!!!  All the deets you need are on the TtPH blog..... so go join in the fun!
(don't worry if you don't have Indigo Blu stamps.. you can still join in..... we are running a double challenge this week to start us off.. the other challenge is Anything Goes... and it is sponsored by..... Joanna Sheen!!!  Get us!!! )

The set of gorgeous stamps we had to work with was Live, Laugh, Love set... totally beautiful..... and the moment I saw them... they screamed Shrink Plastic at me......  so this is what I made.....

Yup.. the little wooden birdhouse I showed you last week..... and it is little, about 2 1/2 inches high... sooooo adorable!  I painted it with some spray inks, trying to give it a slightly weathered look, then stamped and coloured the bird, leaves and one of the flower stamps.....then shrunk them down. I had soooooo much fun, and I am thrilled with the result!
I also made a large tag...... cos the stamps were so yummy.. I kept playing!
This was stamped first with Versacolour clear, them sprayed with inks.......  The sentiment was stamped and die cut out with a separate cut for the border, and the flower was layered up.... again... so much fun to make.....  These stamps are amazing!

I also made another sample.... and I have to be honest.. it is because I read the rules too quickly... jumped in and started creating.... THEN I saw it had to be the Live, Laugh, Love set! Whoops!  But hey.. had a blast, so happy accident!   This is using Grand Tour III.  Now this stamp set really got me happy dancing... totally up my street... I hope you like it as much as I do!

Right..... that is it from me..... Now Jump over to the challenge... and join in...... Oh, and let me know what you think!!!!

Tooodles!!!! xxxxxx

Debs... Proud DT member of.....

Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog

Friday, 12 July 2013


Hello!   Sorry I haven't blogged lately.... been mad busy in the background sorting stuff out!

Sorting what?  Well! As you asked! :-)

New Blog on the Block......  and a fantabulous one.. you have to check it out.....  Challenge Prize Blog.... with some totally amazing sponsors, including Simply Betty Stamps, Kenny K, FeeJ, Eye Art Candy, Indigo Blu, Derwent, Penny Black, Rick St Dennis and many many more.......  go check it out....  Through the Purple Haze ......  But... before you go......  check out this too for a totally amazing prize giveaway!

Just look at all those goodies.. including a melt pot.... I neeeeeeeeeeeed one of them!! How do you get your hands on all of that?  Simples....  pop over to Through The Purple Haze, and join in every week from MONDAY.. (Yes it all starts Monday) until we break for Christmas..... and you are in a with a change of winning the lot!

I hope you come and join us... we have a huge amount of talent in the DT..... some totally stunning samples have been created, so there will be masses of inspiration for you all... I am so thrilled to be part of it... and to be part of it right from the very beginning..... I think this is going to be fantastic!

So check it out... here is the link .......  Through The Purple Haze  Grab a coffee of something, and go see, follow the links too so can can see the DT blogs.. some amazing stuff going on.

Meanwhile.. a couple of piccies to leave you with.....  Been busy with The Book of Days, and thrilled with the Journal I made.........

It is called a Dos-a-Dos, meaning Back to Back... It is not finished.. I am still playing with the cover and making it all splendid (the writing is only blocked in, needs colour!).........had so much fun making it.. I am going to buy a roll of canvas and make one with five folios instead of just two!

And... pop back Monday... when TTPH launches and see what is going on...... and .. see what I made with this!!!

Have a fabulous weekend.....  I am off to finish my last DT sample.. and then we go Live!

See you Monday!   Toodles! xxx