Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Thank You at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crfaty friends.
It's sooooooo quiet in the Simpson house today - it's the first day since just before the Christmas holidays that I am here on my own as Jack went back to school yesterday and John returned to work today - me no likey :o(

So of course to keep myself busy and to stop me from being bored (ha ha) I have been having a little playtime in my little crafty haven :o)

And today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

where the theme this week is


As our sponsor is the fabulous LOTV I have dug out one of my many 'hardly used' images and this is what I have come up with:

Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV 'Milly Flower Power'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'J'Adore'
Sue Wilson Dies: New York Border Strip
Sentiment: LOTV 'Set 28' Vintage Occasions
Platinum Stickles

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Amusing - Thank You Cards/Notes
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - DT Call
ABC - Anything Goes

What do you think of my photos today - do you think they look brighter and more colourful?
I'm hoping they do as I have used my new Christmas pressie from Aaron - a mini photo studio light kit :o)

Right I can't put it off any longer - I must get on and do the dreaded ironing - my worst housework chore - but I think I'll ease the pain by watching a movie at the same time :o)

Thanks for calling by to see me today and for all your lovely comments recently - I really do appreciate your support.

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Desire Fourie said...

Debs this is just so darling and beautifully coloured and designed.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jane Savage said...

Happy New Year, Debs! Glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas!
Gorgeous design! Great photos!!! xxx

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer Debs… this is SO gorgeous… I love those scrummy papers and the pretty border looks so elegant! what a cute image…not seen this one before… you've coloured it beautifully!
it's a fab photo too... I did notice that how clear it is and all the colours look rich.
I am taking the decorations down later… hate it when the room is all bare… I'm gonna keep my little fairy light stars out!! :-)
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Juls said...

This is beautiful :-) xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Debs,,adorable image and love the border die. Photo looks lovely and bright very clear and colourful.
It's very quiet here too now the children have gone back to school :(
Wendy xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty Card Debs, lovely fresh colours

My hubby and boys went back yesterday.. its horrible all quiet and back to routine :-(

Hugs Kelly

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Debs! Happy New Year!! Beautiful card as always! Love that precious image that you've colored perfectly!
hugs, Sharon

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Debs. love the stamp and the bright orange is so pretty x Susan x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Debs, loving that beautiful border die!! Happy New Year to you and your family xx

Ira Huberts said...

Adorable card Debs, that wonderfully coloured flower really pops off your card! Happy New Year to you sweetie, in case I didn't tell you before ;-) Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous and yes the photos look fab. I love the colours you chose.

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Debs, I think I have some Milly's hiding somewhere!! Oops!! The piccies certainly look lovely and crisp...great job!! xx

Judith said...

this is gorgeous Debs - the slash of colour is just perfect with that cute image x

Janice said...

Not sure we like being called crFATY friends Debs - I know the mince pies have been going down a treat but it's not polite to say!!!

Enough of my nonsence! Super jolly card today, beautiful design and lovely bright colours - perfect! Jx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Debs
Beautiful card. Makes me smile, its so cheery.
Oooh, a day of peace and quiet? Yes please lol!
I could do with one of them photo tent things, especially with some of the dull days we've had.
Your photos are lovely and bright.
Ang x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed card Debs, the soft background shade really shows up that gorgeous image she is wonderful.
lorraine x

cotnob said...

A fabulous thank you card Debs, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured - your photographs look brilliant.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Debs. Love the papers and colours. I love this image and I am pretty sure I have it too, filed away somewhere!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Debs. Love the papers and colours. I love this image and I am pretty sure I have it too, filed away somewhere!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Debs what a gorgeous card. I love the border die! Now I would have done your ironing I love it!! Susan x

Christine L said...

Hi Debs

I love the style and layout of this fabulous card - the gorgeous borders and papers... and your colouring of the sweet image is as always, perfect! And your photos looks fabulous so that light is obviously working... though I must admit, they never looked bad before!

I did my ironing yesterday accompanied by Matthew McConaughey.. well, not ACTUALLY in real life... but as close as dammit!! hehe

Big hugs
Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debs :-) the image is adorable and I love the cheerful colours, so pretty :-)

Fab photo too, looks really good ! What lightbox did you get ? I have one but think mine is pretty ughugh, one of my cats sprayed it which didn't help !! lol

Lols x x x
p.s thanks so much for your Christmas card :-) XXX

Dawn C said...

Such a little cutie Debs . Happy New Year to you x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Deb, love the colours and super cute image. So I had a look back on your blog and yes, your photos do look brighter ;)


Ileana A. said...

Wow! Stunning creation! I love papers and layout!lovely image!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenges and I hope to see again.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous card - so beautiful and bright! Your photos are brilliant :)

Amy A said...

Oh Debs, this is GORGEOUS! love the soft color palette with that pop of orange! Your coloring is absolutely stunning on that sweet image! Thank you for joining us at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends this Challenge and Good Luck. We sure hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
Hugs Erin DT (Co Owner) xx

Conny G. said...

What a cute card! Really nice!
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

Nikki said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Very cute card love the colours, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Aurora Aurelia said...

Gorgeous card... Thank you for playing along with our 1st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... Good luck and hope to see you again in the next challenge.. ;) <3


Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Debs, hope you have a lovely week:).. We are in Worcester this weekend:)..
Marjorie xx

Lola said...

A beautiful card, and the image is sooo cute!!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Fairytale Stampers Challenge Blog!!

Good luck :-)

xx Karola xx

Denise Goeldner said...

What a stunning card, love the die border, and the colour palette is lovely too. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous card, Debs, and what a sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along in our very first ever "Anything Goes" challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight. Good luck and I hope we see you again in the next challenge. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Lexie said...

Way too cute! Love the papers and cutting. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card,hun! Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Good luck and hope to see more of your creations!
Rossi, DT

scrapfantazje said...

Well done! :) Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Card Mania.
Marzena DT