Monday 18 February 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - February

Morning folks,
well I've scheduled this post because I'm working at Stitches today, demonstrating for Letraset. So I thought I'd share my attempt at February's tag.
As I'm sure you all know, this is Tim Holtz's second year of  12 monthly tags and I'm trying my best this year to join in as I didn't manage any of them last year. This is what I'm attempting to do...

Now there are quite a few components of this tag that I don't have so I treated myself to the 2 colours of Distress Stain and the cash keys, so this is my version ...

and a couple close-ups of the details... 

Debz x

Friday 15 February 2013

Another Flexmarker Giveaway

I'm flying down to Birmingham tomorrow as I'm demonstrating on the Letraset stand at the CHSI Trade Show (Stitches) this weekend so I thought I'd give away some markers...
That's right, I'm giving away some more Flexmarkers this weekend, courtesy of Letraset.
I have the Flexmarker RICH tones 6 pack up for grabs...

So all you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz below AND leave a comment on my Alcohol Ink Doily post on the Letraset blog where I show you how to make this pretty tag...
The giveaway ends at 12 noon GMT on Monday 18th Feb, and I will use to select a winner once I'm home from Birmingham.

Debz x

Tuesday 12 February 2013

1st Day

Do you know, I was a little overwhelmed by all the lovely messages about my new job - thank you all :)
I had a great first day, spent half the day on my induction - learnt loads about the Company and the rest of the Mill, fascinating stuff this paper-making you know. Then spent the rest of the afternoon helping with wedding orders, answering the phone, helping customers and learning how to use the till. The lovely Charlotte has loads more in store for me, can't wait.

I'd hoped to come home today and get stuck into some crafting, but the photographer was still here when I got home. My mum won a competition (she enters loads and wins quite often) and the prize was this photographer comes to your house, sets up his mobile studio, takes loads of pics then comes back a week or so later with them so you can choose which ones you want. So my mum wanted a pic of all 4 of her grandchildren... my 3 and my nephew. As you can imagine, there was complete bedlam when I got home - but all the kids co-operated and I'm expecting some pretty good shots. Although I did have to bribe Willow, she's like me and is very camera shy.

Will be back tomorrow to let you know how I got on today at work, being let loose on customers for real lol

Debz x

Monday 11 February 2013

New Starts

Morning :)
Well this is an exciting Monday for me, today I start a new job - I'm going to be working part-time at The Papeterie. This is my first employment since I was pregnant with Willow, so I've been out of the workplace for nearly 9 years, so I'm a little scared as well as excited lol. So I'll be working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday while the kids are at school.

I'm also dying to get stuck into the February tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2013. There's going to be a lot of adapting and overcoming going on as there are a lot of products on this one that I don't have, but I did treat myself with my birthday money to some goodies to get me started...
And when I was over at The Papeterie last weekend I spent some of the vouchers I got for my birthday from 2 crafty pals (you know who you are)
So I have loads of new stuff to get the creative juices flowing, and hopefully I'll get a chance on my day off to play with it all. 

Debz x

Wednesday 6 February 2013


Willow got home from hospital today, a couple of days sooner than expected, so hopefully we'll be back to normal soon.
I've figured out dates with the lovely Charlotte for some absolute beginners craft classes in March, so check out The Papeterie on Facebook for all the info. The classes are designed for brand new crafters and the class introduces a variety of techniques and card designs with lots if useful hints and tips along the way.
I taught 2 groups last weekend, so hopefully we've inspired them...

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Giveaway Results

Good morning, and welcome back - today is announcement day. 

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to enter the giveaways, I really appreciate it. And thanks for all the birthday wishes too :)
All winners were selected using

Before I announce the winners I would like to say that I was more than a little disappointed that quite a number of people who entered their names into the linky failed to stick to the rest of my rules, by either not sharing, not commenting on this blog or not commenting on the letraset blog where appropriate. I'm afraid if you don't stick to my simple rules then you will be disqualified. 

So, first up....
Winning the 2 Skin Tones Promarkers packs on Day 1..
selected number 27 -  Laura instead - congratulations

Winning the Flexmarkers Neutral pack on Day 2

number 22 - Julie Hasell - congratulations

Winning the Flexmarkers Mid pack on Day 3

number 13 - Kbrandy4 - congratulations

Winning the Flexmarkers Muted pack on Day 4

number 24 - mixamatoasties - congratulations

Winning the Flexmarkers Pastel pack on Day 5

number 31 - Cathy - congratulations

And last but not least, winning the Flexmarkers Vibrant pack on Day 6 is...

number 5 - Pinky - congratulations

please could you all email me before noon GMT on Friday with your address. If anyone doesn't get back to me before then I will redraw the relevant packs.
Please bear with me, there's a good chance I won't get your parcels sent out until next week as Willow is in hospital this week and most of my time is spent up there.

Debz x

Monday 4 February 2013


Sorry folks, I know you were expecting the giveaway results today, but I've spent the whole day in hospital with Willow, nothing serious but I'm too tired to go work out all the winners at this time of night, so I'll get it done tomorrow morning instead :)

Debz x

Friday 1 February 2013

Birthday Giveaway Day 6

Morning, well this is the 6th and final day of a special week on my blog - I had a big birthday on Sunday so to celebrate I'm giving away some packs of flexmarkers every day this week until Friday. You can enter once every day :)
Today I'm giving away the new Flexmarker Vibrant pack.

This pack includes the following colours

All you have to do is add your name to the inlinkz tool below and leave a comment telling me how you've spread the word - you can do it on your blog, on twitter, pinterest, facebook or google+
As this is the last day of giveaways and you now have 6 chances to win, I would also like you to pop over to the Letraset blog and leave a comment on my Valentine post.
Here's a sneaky peek...

The draw closes at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and the winner (selected by will be announced on Monday 4th Feb.

Remember to enter all the other daily giveaways for more chances to win - they all end at noon GMT on Sunday 3rd Feb and I will announce all 6 winners on Monday 4th Feb
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,...