Monday, 1 August 2011

1st August

Goodness me, where has the year gone, it's the 1st August already - just a couple weeks left of the summer holidays.
I have something exciting to announce tomorrow - watch this space!!
Anyway, as the C word is getting ever closer I thought I'd share the last of my samples from the weekend..
This card featured a very clever little technique called the reverse stencil technique - here's the link to the YouTube video
 Hero Arts greeting, heat embossed onto black card from The Papeterie, inked with silver pigment ink. Parisian Motifs spellbinders die
white card from The Papeterie embossed with cuttlebug snowflake EF, gingham ribbon from Angel Crafts.
I'd like to enter this card into...
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Monochromatic

 Image: Bubble & Squeak from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers
Papermania kraft card embossed with and cut Parisian Motifs spellbinders dies

I'd like to enter my wee mice into
Less is More - feeling fruity
Card Makin Mamas - food & drink
Charisma Cardz - 4 legged friends

Here's my little protege, hard at work, in my bed.... **edited to add - there is no way on earth I would let my kids touch my promarkers, they know that to touch mum's promarkers is to take their life in their hands. Willow has started her own collection, she does wee jobs round the house to help me and payment is in promarkers**
 and while she was working, this little sneak was sleeping at the bottom of the bed....

Remember to come back tomorrow for some exciting news.


Paula said...

Delightful photos - love the cheeky look on Pepsi's face - & your protege's concentration is almost palpable. Love the glass on that bottle & the grapes are glorious. Thet ehnique on the first looks quite intriguing too.
Paula (PEP)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
I love both of these cards but the first one especially. Gorgeous embossing and the black and white theme is brilliant.
Fiona x

Kathyk said...

Fab cards - love your LIM. Thanks for sharing your photos too


Chrissie said...

Super cards Debbi the LIM one is super... love the kind of fruit you pictured!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Stunning creations as always Debz and look at that cutie bless her just like her Mummy. Love her bag :)

Can't wait to hear your news

Ali x

Suze Bain said...

Loving these cards Debbi. Black, white & silver - very elegant and love the embossing & diecuts on the kraft one. Cute photos - is that her own bag of promarkers!! xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous cards hun, will have to have a looksie at the video!
Oh look at Pepsi she is a darling! Cant belive you let them use your Promarkers, I've only the last 12 months let KT use mine & shes 13 lololol!!
Hugs shell xx

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous cards and such lovely photos. Lee xx

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful the sweet mice. ;) What a blessing to have a protege..she looks verrrry serious. Your pup is adorable looking up like that...cocker spaniel?

Kat said...

Beatiful cards Debbi. Great colouring on the 2nd one and love the embossing on both.

Looks like Willow's taking after you with her love of colouring. She seems to be building up a nice little collection of Promarkers. And how cute is Pepsi!!? If one of my boys lay on a bed I think you'd be bounced off the other end!

Kat xx

kath said...

more gorgeous cards and I love the pic of willow hard at work...and oh dear pepsi...hope you're not in big trouble...hugs kath xxx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Monochromatic" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Julie said...

Fabulous Crimbo cards, Debbi!! Love the frame and colours!! Gorgeous pic of your girl hard at work - sorry to say that my middle son is 20 and still pinches my PMs for his graphic work! Even given him a few doubles but it hasn't worked! Hugs, Juliexx

Maja said...

Gorgeous cards

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

LOVE the pix of your daughter and your spaniel - adorable! And the wine & mouse (obviously the cheese was already eaten) stamp is adorable too! That die is really to "die" for. TFS!

Linda said...

Aww! Love the mice! Great image and love the card...


Sasha said...

Super cards! Love your LIM fruity card!

Dana said...

I love the grapes in your card. The purple coloring looks great.

saturated canary said...

how sweet! she looks so hard at work!:) i think it's so great when our kids get involved in the things we are passionate about-- things we like to do. plus, they get a head start...can you imagine how she will color when she is an adult?!?!?! i bet her cards are already challenge worthy!:) great idea-- that marker incentive! will take that into thought...some chores for art supplies might be just what niamh needs to get her room cleaned up:)

have a great week lovely lady! xoxo

downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous creation, just love it, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs Kate xxx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

Curlybear said...

Wow Debbi beautiful cards I love the Monochromatic its stunning and the mice and wine is just the cutest,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 145 Monochromatic
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Kim Dellow said...

So gorgeous Debbi, the make and photos - oh so cute! Kim

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Debbi

Both gorgeous cards love that spellbinders die - so stunning.

Hope that you are well..

Catch up again soon



Andie's Space said...

Hi Debbi,
These are both fabulous. Love how you used the die cuts. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw your gorgeous daughter using the Promarkers, but then I read the post, PHEW! How lovely that she is following in her very talented Mum's footsteps! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week. Hope you're keeping well.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Susan said...

Debbie, your cards are both beautiful. Love the little mice on the second one! Fabulous coloring!

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