Wednesday 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Super quick post tonight - just got the kids to bed after all the excitement, and I need to get a cup of tea sorted before Dallas, so I'll leave you with a demo image I was colouring on Saturday - it's free today at Redonkulous Designs.
Debz x

Winter LE Promarkers

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Fancy winning a pack of Limited Edition 2012 Winter promarkers?
All you have to do to be in the draw is...

  1. Pop over to my Letraset blog post and leave a comment
  2. Pop back here and leave your details on the inlinkz below
The giveaway will close at 12 noon GMT on Wednesday 31st October and the winner will be selected by

If you fancy another chance to win pop over to my Letraset DT buddy Enfys's blog, because she is giving away a full set of promarkers. :)

Debz x

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Rainbow Hair

As promised, I'm back with my rainbow hair post - I've selected some funky hair colour combos for you to try - I've done the hard work for you of choosing the colours :)
You'll find all the details on the tutorial blog here.
Here's a sneaky peek...

Debz x

Monday 29 October 2012

Good Monday Morning

Well, the holidays are over, back to school today - but it wasn't so bad getting up early today, I had a bit of practice over the weekend.
I want to say thank you to everyone who came to see me at Hobbycraft Edinburgh - I hope I answered all your questions and have inspired you to get the best out of your promarkers. I especially want to say thankyou to Cass for making a special trip especially to visit me - as always, it was lovely to see you and the family. And not forgetting Vicky and all the staff at Hobbycraft, it was such a pleasure to meet and work with you.

I have been putting together a colour combo chart for funky coloured hair - I wanted to do a whole rainbow of hair colours, so I might share that tomorrow - finally got it finished on Saturday. 
I have one more demo day to do this year at The Papeterie, and the kids school Christmas Fayre to get ready for and then I may or may not have time to do my own xmas cards. 

My mum was watching the girls for me while I was away at Edinburgh this weekend, and she brought pumpkins with her - so I'll let you see them on Wednesday when I draw my promarker giveaway - remember to enter if you haven't already here. And don't forget to also enter Enfys's fab promarker giveaway too here, she's giving away a complete set of promarkers :)

Debz x

Saturday 27 October 2012

Hobbycraft - Edinburgh

Well, I'm writing this at stupid o'clock :) Am up bright and early ready to head off on the train to demo at the Edinburgh Hobbycraft store.

So if you are in or around the Edinburgh area please pop in and say hello, I'll be showing off some colouring techniques and can answer any questions you have about Promarkers.
Debz x

Thursday 25 October 2012


Dunno about you, but I love the new christmassy M-bossabilites folders from Spellbinders. Now, I'm not in the habit of making A5 sized cards, but hey - a change is as good as a rest. 
 Spellbinders: Holiday Magic M-bossabilities EL-014, Create a Flake Three S4-340
Iced Black, Guardsmen Red, Ice Silver and Diamond White card and paper from The Papeterie

Spellbinders: Winter Wonders M-bossabilites EL-013
Hero Arts: Designer Snowflakes CL622, Miracle of the Holidays CL630
Iced Black, Diamond White card from The Papeterie
I'd like to enter this one into:
ABC Christmas - anything goes

I think the 2nd one has to be my favourite if I'm honest, and nice and simple to mass produce for xmas :)
Remember to enter my Promarker giveaway :)
Debz x

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Create A Flake

Here are some of the samples I was demoing at the weekend - I made all 3 of thse just slightly different but using the same Create A Flake Three die set from Spellbinders...
 Spellbinders: Create A Flake Three S4-340, 2010 Snowflake Pendant
Hero Arts: CL630 Miracle of the Holidays
Diamond White, Blue, Ice Silver card and paper from The Papeterie.
I'm entering this one into:
4 Crafty Chicks - dry embossing

  Spellbinders: Create A Flake Three S4-340, Fleur de Lis Squares S4-318
Hero Arts: CL630 Miracle of the Holidays
Diamond White, Blue, Ice Silver card and paper from The Papeterie.
I'd like to enter this one into:
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas

 Spellbinders: Create A Flake Three S4-340, 
Hero Arts: CL630 Miracle of the Holidays
Diamond White, Blue, Ice Silver card and paper from The Papeterie.
I'd like to enter this one into:
Charisma Cardz - CAS

Debz x

Monday 22 October 2012

Spellbinders Fun

 Thank you to everyone who came to my demos and classes over the weekend, we had lots of fun with the Spellbinders dies and M-bossabilities embossing folders.
We kept things simple with 3 cards at the class, using 3 new M-bossabilities folders...
here's the first one we made using the new Garden Lattice (A4 sized) embossing folder, Moroccan Motifs and Poinsettia dies

Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia S5-055, Moroccan Motifs S5-065, Garden Lattice EG-003
Diamond White, Iced Silver, Emerald, and Guardsmen Red papers and cards from The Papeterie.

I'm entering this card into:

House of Gilli - embossing
The Crazy Challenge - hand made flowers

This second one is using my favourite christmassy embossing folder, although I think this side could also be used for general celebration cards...
 Spellbinders: Holiday Magic EL-014, Create A Flake Three S4-340
Diamond White, Ice Silver, Iced Black and Guardsmen Red papers and card from The Papeterie.
Hero Arts Greeting: CL630 Miracle of the holidays
I'd like to enter this one into:
Ooh La La Creations - christmas sentiment
Stamp and Create - winter wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - black, white and red

Spellbinders: Framed Labels One EL-018, Labels One S4-161, Create A Flake Four S4-365
Diamond White and Virtual Pearl paper and card from The Papeterie.
Hero Arts Greeting: CL630 Miracle of the holidays

I'd like to enter this one into the following challenges
HIMCR - diecuts

Debz x

Friday 19 October 2012

All Set - Busy Weekend

I'm going to bed shortly - think it's a good idea to have an early night because of the wild weekend I'm away to have. No don't worry, I'm not out hoohaaing it up or anything, just got a busy demo and class weekend ahead.
Tomorrow I have my Spellbinders hat on and I'll be demonstrating all the latest christmas dies and embossing folders from Spellbinders, and showing you some clean-and-simple and fun ideas for christmas cards. Then in the afternoon I'm teaching a Spellbinders class, where we'll be using the same christmas dies and embossing folders to make some christmas cards.
Then on Sunday I do it all again, but this time I'll have my Letraset hat on and I'll be demoing promarkers and flexmarkers and using the wonderful Gorjuss stamps - you may have heard on the grapevine that these are no longer being manufactured, so you might want to grab these while you can. And in the afternoon I'm teaching a "next steps" promarker class.
So I'm all packed ready to take the train in the morning - definitely the way to travel :)
I'd love to see you all over the weekend, and if those demos aren't enough to tempt you then maybe the spectacular deal that Charlotte has for you will....
pop over to the Papeterie blog for details of the fantastic Big Shot deal - this weekend only!!
I'll leave you with some sneaky peeks of tomorrows cards...


Debz x

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Playing Catch Up

I have some time to catch up on blogger today, am all up to date and finished my 2 Uni modules, just need to prep for this weekend now :) I still have 1 or 2 places left on my Spellbinders class on Saturday 20th and my next steps Promarker class on Sunday 21st. 
It's been a busy few weeks again so I thought I'd share some pics of what I've been up to...
Charlotte was off ill for a couple of weeks from the Papeterie, but Kath and I went ahead with the Papercraft Extravaganza last week. Thankfully Charlotte is feeling a bit better now and is back to work, so everything should be back to normal :)

And over the last few days I've done some Halloween classes for kids and here's a few of the things we made....

I'm off to have a nosey round blogland, then make a start on the spellbinders cards we'll be making this weekend
Debz x

Saturday 6 October 2012

Important Announcement

IMPORTANT - for everyone who is coming to the Christmas Papercraft Extravaganza tomorrow (7th October) at The Papeterie...please note, due to Charlotte being unwell the day will now consist of 2 workshops, 1 with Kath and 1 with Debbi, the event starts at 10am and is due to finish at 2pm. We will NOT be providing a buffet lunch, please bring your own, but we WILL provide tea/coffee cake and biscuits. The price has now been reduced to £20 to reflect the change.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
I will be phoning everyone individually to explain.

Debz x

Friday 5 October 2012


Well, yet again things have not gone to plan - I won't bore you, I'll just get on with it.
Letraset have released the last of the 2012 Limited Edition promarker sets this week and they are yummy - pretty frosted pastels.
Of course the first thing I did with mine was to complete my LE blending chart, and here's how it looks...
You can download a blank copy from my tutorial page
We have some exciting things coming up this month at Letraset, and we'll be giving some goodies away. You might want to follow my team-mates' blogs so you have more chances to get your hands on the freebies, so here's the links for:
Jessica......Enfys........and Jak.

So this week has been a bit of a blur, Pepsi had her annual health-check and jabs at the vet - she's quite happy to trot into the examination room, but as soon as the door is closed she gets very wary, the vet even got a growl when she gave her the needle.
Then it was Willow's regular hospital appointment, the following day it was Faith's regular appointment for her eyes which resulted in her getting a new prescription for glasses, and finally Willow got a major haircut yesterday. Willow has always had quite long hair, but she has masses of hair, its thick and curly and a complete nightmare to keep. She screams the place down when I wash it or brush it so I had had enough and she had had enough too, so we agreed on a chin length bob......
 that's her dad's glasses lol
Debz x

Monday 1 October 2012

The Papeterie Craft Retreat

At last, I have time to tell you about The Papeterie's very first Craft Retreat - I think it's pretty safe to say everyone who attended absolutely loved it. And from an organiser/tutor point of view it was definitely worth all the hard work and planning. Look out for some news about the next one on The Papeterie's facebook page later today.

Kath and Erika have already posted the projects they were making for their workshops so I thought I's share what I was doing at my workshops.
First up we made a Colour Journal - I wanted to illustrate the point that Promarkers and Flexmarkers work perfectly together and this was the ideal project for that.
 Image: Anemone Corner from Indigo Blu, coloured with Aubergine and Purple promarkers and Wild Orchid flexmarker
Letters cut from Diamond White and Black card from The Papeterie using the Tim Holtz Word Play die - I used a selection of promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the white letters
The journal was made from 2 pieces of chipboard (available in the loose fill a box range at the Papeterie) and Diamond white for the covering and for the pages. All bound together with the Bind-It-All

I also printed off some mini versions of the charts I put together - you can download these A4 size from here.

The rest of the journal pages are blank Diamond White - so you can stamp or stick in stamped images and colour them - with enough space to note the colours used. It makes a great reference when you find colour combinations you like.
I'll be back with another project tomorrow .

 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,...