Sunday, 11 October 2015

Another Year Older....

Morning all ....and yes this week I am another year older...47 years young...god where do the years go...I still feel 18 in my head...alas the body says different!!  Has an absolutely wonderful day spoilt rotten with lots of goodies and pennies, meal out and then to finish off a night with the Chatty Man himself...Alan Carr ...front row seats at the Shefield City Hall ... topped off by meeting him at the end of the show getting a cuddle and a chat...made my day perfect!!
Such  a lovely & very very funny man! My jaw ached for hours afterwards!

Moving on I would like to announce the winner of my blog Candy that was on offer during Glitter N Sparkles Birthday week ...Drum Roll.....
So Julye if you would like to forward on me your address then I will send the crafty goodies to you asap...Congratulations x

Now better move onto the matter in hand...another Sunday means another new challenge over at 
this weeks challenge is 
"Use Some Pink"
This weeks sponsors are:
The Stamping Boutique - 2 images - or 3 if using theirs of Glitterbabe
Lemon Shortbread - 3 images
Morgans Artworld - 2 images

The image I chose this week is from
Spellbinding Stamps  - Chrissy

I used my promarkers to colour in this cute image...the embossing folder is from Tattered Lace and used pink pan pastels.  The die used is from Signature Dies and I used Tonics Nuvo Crystal Drops for the gems.

As always will enter my card into a couple of challenges too...
craft your passion - anything goes
through the craftroom door  - anything goes
pennys paper challenge - anything goes
Crafty Catz - embossing

Happy Crafting and good luck to all that enter in this weeks challenge

Debby xxx

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Challenge Time

Wow what a fabulous response to our Birthday Blog Hop over at 
amazing....I am going to choose a winner and will post later on who is the winner of my blog candy!

Onto another week first
Challenge 157 
Anything Goes
Sponsors this week are:

This beautiful image I got to choose this week is from 
Girl with cat

Am not usually a green fan but came out of my comfort zone and used green along with pink for my colour theme.  Image coloured in with promarkers from the limited edition sets.  Embossed paper using Tattered lace folder and butterfly die from stamping.

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges this week

good luck in this weeks challenge
and pop by later for announcement of the winner to my blog candy

Happy crafting

Sunday, 27 September 2015


Its a very special birthday this week over at 
We are 3 years old!
To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP...

And to mark this special occasion there are some FABULOUS crafty gifts up for grabs...
The main prize is £50 worth of Stamping Up Goodies of your choice!!!!  AMAZING
and all you have to do to be in a chance of winning is be a follower of Glitter N Sparkle

But that's not all.....
and all of us on the DT are offering individual candy

Here is what I am offering as candy to win
A Embellishment Attic Bow maker, ribbon, tape pens, tape, flowers, kanban toppers with matching card stock, Hunkydory toppers, gems and Joanna Sheen Thomas Kinkade Xmas decoupage sheets.

Not forgetting that there is a challenge this week
Challenge 156 "Add lots of Glitter/A Sparkly charm
Lots of fabulous sponsors: Sunsational Stamps, Stitchy Bear Digi outlet,

My gorgeous image that I got to choose is from
I coloured the beautiful image in with Promarkers and used glamour dust on her veil.
I used pink and silver glitter sheets, Tonic Dies and punches to create this weeks card, Gems and charm are from my own stash.

Right its time to BLOG HOP

You start at the Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog
and become a follower,
(you don't have to enter the challenge
to take part in the Blog Hop).
Then visit each of the DT Blogs in turn
and follow them and leave them a comment,

they will enter you into a draw to win their candy.

Tracey B
Debby - Thats Me !!!
Kitty Fit Kitty

Facebook Fan Page

Then back to
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog to leave a comment that you have completed them all!!
PHEW !!!

Crafty Hugs
Debby xxx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Birthday Bonanza !!

Morning All
Well as the title suggests its birthday bonanza in my household and family this weekend.  Yesterday it was my eldest child and daughters 23rd birthday...I still shake my head in disbelief that she's this age. A beautiful young lady but somehow I cant get it out of my mind-set that she is still my little sweet baby girl with the blonde hair and chubby squeezable cheeks!!  She will hate me for saying it on here but I still do see her as that!  And to top the weekend off it is my mummy's birthday today...67 years we off out jointly celebrating the both of them!
Thought I would share with you a little montage of pictures of her

And as it is Sunday again...its also time for a new challenge over at
This weeks theme is
and the fab sponsors are:
Day for Daisys - $12 GC
Oddball Art - 3 images
Limited Run Stamps - 3 images

The lovely image I chose to work with this week is from
Oddball Art - Lazy Louise in polka dot bathtub

Have made good use of this beautiful image as it is going to be my mummy's birthday card!

And as always am entering my card into a few challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - add some bling

Right am off to carry on celebrating!

Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fizzing Fun

Hello...Sunday flies around way too fast!!  Had a hectic week as always ...back into the swing at work...card group on a Thursday morning and back on antibiotics for the umpteenth time this year...but all cope able as still on a high from seeing my other passion in life Bucks Fizz (well formerly of but that's a very long story!)  was an absolute blast at Leeds City Variety (gorgeous venue) some great company old and new Fizz friends and pure nostalgia with a pure Bucks Fizz gig all the classics and some rarer songs and yes even still ripping off their skirts to Making Your Mind Up...34 years after winning the Eurovision in 1981...ahhh the memories!

Any how's it is Sunday so its time for a new challenge over  at GLITTER N SPARKLE...the theme this week is ....Use Something beginning with a G ...glitter, green, gems, grey, grass and so on!

Lots of sponsors this week offering prizes:
 Di's digi Designs - $12 gift certificate
The Stamping Boutique - 3 images 4 if using their image on winning card
Morgans Artworld - 3 images

My lovely image this week is from
Reminds me a little of my beautiful furry baby Milly!!
And here is a picture of my lovely gorgeous baby girl, Milly

We look forward to seeing your work at Glitter N Sparkle and good luck!

Am entering my card into a few challenges

Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Hi ho ......back to work I go!

Morning all .....yep as the title says its back to work time for me ....albeit a little late...was only off for 2 weeks but I ended up with a very nasty cut on my leg (from one of our dogs chains I got caught up in and garroted!) that got infected quite badly so could not return to work as originally planned...but happily now all healing well thanks to lots of lovely antibiotics so I returned to work Friday just gone...and already feels like I haven't been away at all!
And as always the time flies...already Sunday again so means one thing in blogland and thats Challenge time over at

Lovely sponsors this week are:
Lacy Sunshine - 3 images
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
Ikes Art - 3 images

The very gorgeous image I got to choose this week is from 
such a beautiful image...really loved working with this one!
I used my Promarkers to colour her.  Background paper is a wedding script design from my own stash.
The punch used is from Stamping Up 
Sentiment from Lily of the valley and flowers and gems from again my own stash.

Am entering my card into a few challenges:

Look forward to seeing your work over at Glitter N Sparkle in this weeks challenge
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

All good things....

Morning all....well all good things come to an end and my holiday time is over in the blink of an eye...not done everything that I intended to do that was on the to do list but hey ho there's always another day!  Did manage to cram a lot in those 2 weeks off though...trips to seaside - lots of crafting - lots of long dog walking - volunteered in my friends charity shop - enrolling youngest child int o college and waving eldest son off to his first ever festival at Leeds...And one great thing that happened eldest daughter returned from her 4 month trip around Asia in one piece and full of fantastic stories and memories that will last a lifetime...oh to be young again! 

Anyhow its challenge time again over at 
Challenge 152 
Sponsors this week are
 Bugaboo - 7 images
Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet - $10 gift certificate
The lovely image I chose this week is
Birthday Girl 
from BB Kakes 
at Stitchy Bear Stamps

I coloured this super cute image in with my trusty Promarkers
Baby backing sheet is from my own stash as are the buttons both purchased from The Crat Box in Elsecar

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges:

Happy crafting as always
Debby xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

New challenge more ways than one!

Sunday comes around all too quickly - already one week into the holidays for me and it has flown and all the things I wanted to do ...well again they still remain undone...ah well there is always week 2 to get them done!  Although on Wednesday my daughter gets back from her 6 month long travels from around Asia so wont be doing much other than spending much needed catch up time and cuddles from her ...missed her so much...and got to make the most of her time with us as she is planning on moving away down South to live with her partner.
Other thing that happened this week was that my best friend handed over the reigns to me at our craft class group that we go to on a Thursday morning, as she is enjoying her new job so much she no longer as time for craft.  A bit daunting to be doing it all by myself but exciting too!
Anyway enough of that it is indeed Sunday again so its time for a new challenge over at

Our Challenge Theme 
this week is: 
So we need to see: 
We have some wonderful prizes 
for you from our Sponsors: 
 who are offering 3 Images

 Our Second Sponsor is: Kenny K
who are offering 3 Images

Our Third Sponsor is: Oddball Art

who are offering 3 Images

And we would like to welcome 
Our Fourth Sponsor is: Sunsational Stamps

who are offering 3 Prizes of
1st - 5 Images
2nd - 3 Images
3rd - 1 Images

The lovely image I got this week to work with is
Present Surprise from Kenny K

I used my promarkers to colour but used only all my limited editions just for a change
the backing happy birthday card is from kanban - sentiment a Stamping Up one and gems are the new tonic self levelling crystal drops 

As always am going to enter my card into a few challenges:

As always I look forward to seeing your work over at Glitter N Sparkle
Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Oh yes ...its holiday time for me....well holiday from work for 2 weeks not actually going on holiday but hey....2 weeks of not setting the alarm ....doing what I want when I want....yep its definitely holiday time !!!

Its time for a new Challenge over at

Challenge 150
this weeks theme is
Stepper Cards

Our lovely sponsors this week are:
Sammi Stamps - $12 gift certificate
Sweet Pea Stamps - 4 images
Digital Delights - $5 gift certificate

The lovely image I got to use is from
Rose Bride

I used promarkers for the image
the frame die is decorative labels eight from Spellbinders
and the trim die is From Signature Dies
butterfly punch using Tonic

Am entering my card into:
chocolate,coffee and cards - frame it
craft your passion - anything goes
pennys paper challenge - anything goes
cute card thursday - anything goes
a gem of a challenge - one for the girls
crafty catz - new beginings

As always all of us at Glitter N Sparkle look forward to seeing your work
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge

What a wonderful bit of "cheese" it was last Sunday.....and all in the name of charity...loved every minute of Nathan Moore (of Brother Beyond) and the wonderful Hazel Dean ....great afternoon with some great tunes and great company ...felt like a teenager again !  This Sunday will feel a bit flat after the last one!! 
So its Sunday again....
Challenge time over at

Challenge 149
this weeks theme
the lovely sponsors this week are:

Di's Digi Designs - $12 gift certificate
The Stamping Boutique - 3 images or 4 if one of their images used
Spellbinding Stamps - 3 images
Morgans World - 3 images
Scribbles Design - 3 images

The image I got to choose this week is from Spellbinding Stamps

As always coloured with Promarkers
flowers & leaves made from my woodware punches
backing paper from own stash
sentiment from lily of the valley

Am entering my card into challenges
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Chocolate & Coffee cards - Frame it
Sketch Saturday
Artistic inspirations - anything goes
Craft Your passion - anything goes
Allsorts challenge - inspired by summer

As always all the DT at Glitter N Sparkle look forward to seeing your creations
Good Luck to all that enter
Happy Crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sunday "Cheese"

Helllllloooooo.......Sunday again ....but this week my day off consists of a bit of 80's Cheesy off this afternoon with a very good friend who like me loves his cheesy pop...with a bit of nostalgia thrown in!  Am off to a charity raising event in Barnsley with a mix of alcohol and 80's pop stars and I cant wait!  That's what I call a Sunday day off!!
But first things first and its Challenge time again over at
Challenge 148
Anything Goes
Sponsors this week are:
Patties Creations - 2 images
Crafty Sentiments - 3 images
Ikes Art - 3 images

My image used this week is

Coloured using my Promarkers
Backing paper from my own stash
bow die from Sue Wilson collection
Sentiment Stamp from Claires Designs

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges
crafting from the heart - anything goes
a gem of a challenge - animals or birds
creative fingers challenge  - anything goes
paper creators crafts - use die/punch

Happy Crafting
Debby xxx

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Something with a B......

Its fast my one day off a week comes (and goes in blink of an eye!)
So Sunday apart from the one day off means one thing...
Its Challenge time again over at
and the theme this week is
"Use something that starts with a B"
please list what you have used

Sponsors this week are:
Stitchys Bear Digi outlet - $10 certificate
MilkCoffee - 5 images
Bugaboo Stamps - 7 images

The image I got to use this week is from Bugaboo
Coloured this fab image in with Promarkers in various shades of blue
backing paper from kanban
embossed blue paper using crafters companion embossing folder
bunting is cut using a signature die that I never tire of using
bling and buttons from own stash

Am entering my card into a couple of challenges
crafting from the heart - anything goes
pennys challenge - anything goes

We as always look forward to seeing your creations
Happy crafting
Debby xx

Sunday, 19 July 2015


Challenge 146
over at 
sponsors this week are;
All Dressed Up
A Day for Daisies

This week I used a image from All Dressed Up

I used Promarkers to colour this beautiful image
Tonic Punch used to create a Lace effect
and a Tonic Butterfly punch
Pearls from own stash

All the DT really look forward to seeing what you create this week
Happy Crafting
Debby xx

I am entering my card into a challenge this week
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Pennys Challenges - anything goes

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Summer Sunshine

Sunday challenge again over at
Challenge 145
Summer Sunshine

Lovely sponsors this week are;
Di's Digi Designs
The Stamping Boutique
Scribbles Designs
Lemon Shortbread Digi Stamps
Cute As A Button
Morgan's Artworld

I got to choose this great image that brings a smile to my face

Coloured her with the trusty Pro-Markers
Papers from own stash

We all really look forward to seeing your work this week!

Happy Crafting
Debby x

Sunday, 5 July 2015

The calm after the storm...

OOOh and what a storm it was ....don't think in my 46 years I have ever heard or seen anything like it but have to admit as scared of them as I am it was wonderful to watch ...although my 2 little furry babies didn't think so!
Enough of the challenge time over at
Challenge 144
"anything goes"

Sponsors this week are:
Lacy Sunshine
Crafty Sentiments Design
Ikes Art

The image I got for this weeks challenge is from our 1st sponsor Lacy Sunshine
Little Cassies Butterfly

Coloured her with mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs pencils
flowers and bling from own stash

Am entering this card into challenges this week:
crafting from the heart - anything goes
creative fingers - anything goes
crafty catz - anything goes

Looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!
Happy Crafting
Debby xx