Sunday, 31 May 2015

Tim Holtz Tiles

Hi again,
back again with another project form the craft retreat - this time I decided to alter a couple of mdf tiles. These tiles are quite inexpensive but are so easy to work with.
The first one I used to demonstrate that it's not necessary to paint or prepare these tiles to make something lovely...
First we stamped the raised frame part using a brown ink, the centre panel was made using a piece of oyster contour card. First we clear embossed an image, then coloured the panel with distress ink, stamped with the same colour of ink, then flicked water at it for the splatter effect. The butterfly was also clear embossed and coloured in the same way then fussy-cut and attached over the die cut trellis

The second one was used to demonstrate a completely contrasting finish, lots of bright colours and a primed base...
The frame part of the tile was painted with a chalk effect paint for a matt finish. the background was clear embossed as before, but this time we used some nice bright colours to colour it and black archival ink to stamp a sentiment. The feathers were diecut and embossed the coloured with the same colours of distress ink, with bakers twine added to finish it off

MDF Tiles
Distress Paint: Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz  Perspective stamp set
Tim Holtz Paris Memoir stamp set
Mini Mister
Tim Holtz Trellis  die
Oyster Contour card
Kraft card
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Feather Duo die and embossing folder set

Bakers Twine
Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate your comments 
Debz x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thank you

Thank you all for the lovely comments I got welcoming me back to blogland, it's going to take me a wee while to get back into the swing of blogging, a lot of my online time is taken up with work social media stuff, but I'll do my best to allocate some time to my own blog and all of my lovely followers - thanks for your support :)
So I thought it might be an idea to catch up on some of the projects I did for the recent Spring Craft Retreat at The Papeterie in Aberdeen. In case you don't know, they hold a craft retreat twice a year in April and September - and one of the things that sets it apart from other retreats is that YOU can choose whether you go for 1, 2 or 3 days, YOU can choose to take the accommodation package or organise your own. AND YOU also have a choice of classes to pick from. 
Aberdeen might seem like a long way away for some of you, BUT we have a fantastic international airport here in Aberdeen with great links to most regional UK airports as well as regular flights to and from all over Europe and beyond.
Anyway, getting back to the projects - I taught 9 classes over the 3 days, hard work but great fun and very rewarding ...
This was the Promarker Notebook, this class ran twice...
Spiral notebook
Oyster Contour card
Diamond White supersmooth card
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps
Tim Holtz Paris Memoirs stamps
Tim Holtz Random Quotes stamps
Memento Inkpads: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand, Pistachio
Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils
Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz Tag & Tie die

Seam binding

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate your comments, 
Debz x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

I'm back!

GWell, I've given this a lot of thought and decided to come back to blogging. I thought blogging was dead, but I'm happy to say I was wrong. It seems there's still a place for blogging and it can go hand in hand with other social media. So I'm going to try to post regularly again :)
So I thought I'd share a card I was asked to make for one of Graham's colleagues to give to her mum. 
I used a Saturated Canary image that came on the cd with Creative Cardmaking magazine called Wine O'Clock and coloured her with pro markers and flex markers on Super Smooth Diamond White card from The Papeterie. And added a cheeky bit of glamour dust to her dress and wine glass stem.
I used the inner part of the Sue Wilson embroidered strip let die to cut the pattern from the image layer then mounted it onto glitter card.
Debs x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


I've taken the decision to stop blogging here for a number of reasons - life moves too quickly nowadays and blogging is way too time consuming.
BUT I'm not finished crafting and sharing, I'm just moving the whole kit and caboodle to Facebook - much quicker and more convenient for this stage of my life.
So please join me on my Wiccababe facebook page.remember to like the page so you can keep up to date with my projects and giveaways

Aquamarker winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Aquamarker giveaway
my 2 winners, who were randomly selected are...
no 5 - Sammy
no 9 KateE
congrats ladies - all prizes will be posted out this week

 Debz x

Friday, 8 August 2014

Live the life you've imagined

Hi there,
thanks to everyone who commented here and on the Letraset blog about my last post featuring white embossing and promarkers.
This time I'm sticking with the grungy theme but using completely different products - this time I'm using Letraset Inks and Aquamarkers.
Here's a sneaky peek...
I'm also giving away some goodies
I have two sets of Aquamarkers to give away - so we'll have 2 winners this time.

All you have to do is leave a comment on my post on the Letraset Blog here and then leave your details on the inlinkz below. The draw closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 8th August

Debz x

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Thankyou to everyone who visited my blog and the Letraset blog featuring my post and to everyone who entered my flexmarker giveaway.

The randomly selected winner is 
please email me with your details and I'll get your prize sent out to you
if the prize is unclaimed by noon on Friday 8th August I will redraw another winner

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Time Flies

I have a cute wee post over on the Letraset blog today featuring an easy technique that gives some really sharp results - pop over now and leave a comment there and leave your details on the inlinkz below and you will be entered into a draw for this pack of Flexmarkers...
the draw closes at 12 noon GMT on Saturday 19th July 2014 and the winner will be announced soon after
Here's a sneaky peek of my project...

Debz x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Create with your soul

I'm loving altering these notebooks - so easy to do, just decorate an A4 sheet of whatever cardstock or paper you want to use then stick it in the plastic cover which protects your handiwork, then replace the notebook inner. Couldn't be easier!!
diamond white cardstock from The Papeterie
Visible Image stamps: "create with your soul", "time after time"
Tim Holtz stencils: harlequin, clockwork, shatter
Distress inks, black archival ink

I'd like to enter this into the following:
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes
Just Inspirational - anything goes

Debz x

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sun Ray Tag

I'm on a bit of a roll with the Tim Holtz style tags, so today I'm sharing another sample I made for The Papeterie, this one is more in keeping with the bright cheerful colours that I like...

I'd like to enter this tag into:
Creative Corner - summertime
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes
Crafters Cafe - distress
Clear It Out - anything goes

Debz x

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