Thursday 30 August 2012

Falkirk Anyone?

Well, I'm off on my travels again this weekend. Off to Falkirk to demonstrate promarkers at the new Hobbycraft store. I'll be there from 10am to 4pm so please pop along and say hello and I'll do my best to show how best to use promarkers. 
I'll be using some of the store's new stock of christmas stamps, and if there's anything in particular you'd like to see please don't be scared to ask, I'll do my best to oblige.

 Debz x

Friday 17 August 2012

I've been Published!

I am so excited, at long last I've been published in a magazine. Charlotte at The Papeterie gave me the opportunity to do a Coffee Break project for Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 101- thankyou so much Charlotte :)

I won't spoil it, so if you want to see my coffee break project you'll have to buy the magazine.
Debz x

Skin Tones Winner

Hi Folks, sorry for the delay, this week has passed in a flash. I've fired up old Mr and he selected the winner as number 38 which is Elke - congratulations Elke, please email me before 12 noon on Sunday and I'll arrange for your prize to be sent out.
note to the ladies who won my last giveaway - prizes will be sent out before Monday

Debz x

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Skin Tones

**This is a sticky GIVEAWAY post, please scroll down for more recent news**

The top question I'm asked, here on my blog, at demos and classes, and by email is... "what colours do I use for white/asian/black/indian/mexican skin?"
Well, to be honest that's a little like "how long is a piece of string?" because it's really all to do with personal preference. For instance, for white (caucasian) skin I use Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush - and when people see how dark the Burnt Orange is, they panic. When I started out with promarkers, over 3 years ago, I used Blush and Ivory. Some girls use Peach, Vanilla, or Satin - it's all down to experimenting and seeing what you like best. I tried lots of combinations betwen starting out and now, but I really like the healthy glow I get with the combo I use nowadays.

But I sat down and decided to work out some colour combos that I like for various skin colours, hopefully this will help you to experiment with colour combos and it's also a great guide for me, so hopefully you'll see more ethnicities being represented on my blog. And I also threw in a bit of a wildcard - you know how I have a bit of a thing for wild hair colours, well I decided to go with a wild skin colour too lol
So would you like to see all the colour combos I came up with?
And would you like to win the 11 colours I used for the Black, Asian and Hispanic skin tones?
All you have to do is this.....
  1. Visit my Skin Tones post on the Letraset blog and leave a comment
  2. Pop back here and leave a comment telling me which is your favourite, or what colour combos you prefer to use
  3. Leave your details in the inLinkz below
Giveaway ends 12 noon GMT on Tuesday 14th August

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x

Saturday 11 August 2012


Oh these school holidays are playing havoc with everything else I do, especially my crafting. But it's not long to go now - 10 days and counting :)
Remember to enter my promarker giveaway here.
My friend's little girl celebrated her 4th birthday this week so I thought I'd share the card I made for her - it was a quickie.
Image: Murray from Saturated Canary, coloured with promarkers - for her hair I used Spice, Ginger, Oatmeal and Buttercup.
White card from The Papeterie, embossed with M-bossibilities folder. Tim Holtz rosette die, greeting and candi from Craftwork Cards

I'd like to enter her into: 
CAS-ual Fridays - square cards
Chocolate, coffee & cards - embossing
Polkadoodles - celebration
Divas by Design - for a female

Debz x

Saturday 4 August 2012

Another big birthday

My mother in law celebrated her 80th birthday last week, I didn't want to go the obviousl route and have a huge 80 on her card. So I decided to go with an idea I got from a card I saw on Pinterest. Here's the one I CASE'd 
And here's my take on it...
 Hero Arts/Sizzix Antique Flowers and Butterflies set - coloured with Distress Markers
Hero Arts greeting
white cardstock from The Papeterie, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares dies, Kaisercraft Timeless papers
I'd like to enter this into:
Cas-ual Fridays - things you see in the sky
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - rainbows and butterflies
Cute Card Thursday - CAS
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Play Challenge - layers
Penny's Challenges - butterflies/bows
Scrapbook Sisters - things with wings
Crazy Amigo Challenge - dies & punches
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes

Sorry my posts aren't very chatty at the moment - am having to type them at stupid o'clock, and schedule them as I'm not getting the time during the day with the kids :S
Debz x

Friday 3 August 2012

The Big Four Oh

No, it's not my turn yet - not long, but not just yet lol
One of my oldest friends turned 40 last month, Kerri was also my bridesmaid many moons ago - and despite just living 5 miles from her I don't get to see her very often. So it was only last week that I managed to go round with her card and present.
Image: Oh No You Didn't from KennyKDownloads, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers
Papermania Typography stamps for the numerals.
Boofle Triboss embossing folder "patchwork"
Papermania  capsule collection cardstock
white cardstock from The Papeterie

I'd like to enter her into:
Inky Impressions - embossing
Little Red Wagon - girlfriend
Crafty Sentiments - numbers
Corrosive Challenge - cheeky, saucy and sassy
Colour Me Creative - girly
One Stop Craft Challenge - just good friends

Debz x

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Autumn 2012 Limited Edition Colours

I managed to squeeze in a quick half hour playing with the new colours - I was going to make up a colour chart like I did with the Spring and Summer limited edition colours. But I got a bit carried away and decided to make up a printable chart that anyone can use.
You can download both versions of my chart from the Tutorial page here.

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x

New Baby 1

My boss at work, and friend Charlotte recently had her first baby so I had a few baby cards to make, on for Charlotte and her husband James,...