Saturday, 20 February 2010

3, 99 and 100!!

Incase youre baffled by the title let me explain before i launch into the pictures etc :)

3 - more cards completed for challenges....

99 - followers since 14th Jan (just over a month - how fab is that, thank you all so much!! We are almost at 400!! eek!!)

100 - pennies, yep yet more bargains from the Poundshop!!

Lets start with the 3 :)

This first card is for both the Cuttlebug Sewing Challenge this week on their blog and also for the Basic Grey Challenge Blog where we had to use Maroon, Lemon and Pink. I used Basic Grey Lemonade papers (seriously these are so delicious i hate to use them but hate not to if that makes sense!! lol) I glossy accented the hearts and since my sister has my sewing machine i poked holes all around the card and sentiment block etc and then drew the stitching (cheating i know but they did say it would be accepted) :)

Second card is for the Stampin For the Weekend Blog and Caardvarks blog too where we were challenged to use stickers (they are chipboard but still stickers so i hope they count) - i have wanted to use this little toaster sticker forever and never really had the chance! I thought i had a 'popping up to say hello' type sentiment but i didnt so i went with the Look Whos New stamp - get it.....the toast just popped out! lol

The third card is for the Sketch Saturday blog and i love this elephant from Hero Arts - ive used him so many times and i think fastening the little cotton around his nose means this sentiment fit perfectly :)I glittered his ear and used a Martha Steward punch on the bottom of the red column. Nesties were used to create the oval and oval scallop.

Thanks to all the challenge blogs for keeping me motivated and all the inspiration you provide :)

Onto my bargains! The beloved Poundshop has struck again.....dont you love it when you walk around and spot goodies that have never been in before!?! I went down the kitchen aisle and found these fab sets of tins - im thinking of using them to keep my pens and tools etc in. Then down the craft/diy aisle and i found these gorgeous tubes of pencils - both the pencils and tube are such a fab blank canvas to stamp onto or cover with paper etc and personalise for presents - im going to get dh to take me back into town (i know, i know im taking it easy honestly) and if need be carry me into the store so i can get some more! lol

Thanks for the concern yesterday, i am so much better today, up and about and even enjoyed doing some light housework this morning! Its amazing how much you appreciate the little things more after a day of not being able to move!

Im going to get some bits together and we will have another giveaway once i hit 400 followers - im thinking some goodies including the pencil pot and tins above and some other little bargain finds i happen to see ;)


  1. What adorable cards!!! The elephant one is my favorite altho it was really ahrd to decide! And I LOVE those tins and pencil tubes!!! I woulda snagged them up too!! Lucky you!!

  2. Hi Debbie, The cards are lovely great design. Gosh that is allot of people following, your famous. Julie.C

  3. Your cards are beautiful Debbie, and I think I need a trip to the pound shop, not been in ages!! xx

  4. Hi Debbie,
    What gorgeous cards [I love the little elephant - he is really cute]
    And what bargains you've found - the tins are great, i bet you could think of a million uses for them.
    At the point of typing this you've 401 followers - Yippee, it just goes to prove this is one super fab blog [I think it's the best]
    Take Care and great big hugs - Ju xx

  5. Adorable card with the little toaster. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

  6. Oh what amazing bargains - I was in Poundland near Craigs Mums today and didn't see these. Curses! :P

    The cards are gorgeous, I think my favourite is the elephant too. You are seriously tempting me to buy a Martha Stewart punch you know!

  7. Oh the little toaster card is so adorable! It reminds me of a film i watched as a kid called The Brave Little Toaster! Absolutely love the papers too! Thanks for joining us at SFTW :o) Kate

  8. Hi debbie what fabulous cards!!!!!
    Love how you glittered the elephants ears!!!
    Fab the tins and pencils..TFS
    Thanks for joining in with The Cuttlebug Challenge:)

  9. What a fantastic collection of cards you have! They are so colorful and artistic..Fantastic:)

  10. What a cute card, Debbie:O) Love the adorable, fun images, beautiful colours and papers. Great take on Di's sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  11. gorgeous cards, glad you are feeling better no fun being bed bound eh? hugs Debx

  12. Gorgeous cards! Love the little toaster sticker - they are so cute!!

  13. Such gorgeous cards! I just love all the decorative edges :-)

  14. Such gorgeous cards! I just love all the decorative edges :-)

  15. Darling cards!! Congrats on your milestones.

  16. I don't know what I like more - the elephant looking so pleased with himself - or the happy little toaster. Jaqui x

  17. Hello
    What a great card this is. Love these cute and fun images. Great papers and colors.
    Fab take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    Gunn :-D

  18. Devvie, your cards are beautiful, wonderful colours on all 3!!

    Your blog is also inspirational!!

    Siobhan xxx

  19. Your cards are so beautiful!!! Love your blog. Congrats on the 400 followers!!! How did you do that? I have 30 followers and I am doing cartwheels...LOL!!!

    Keep up the good work!!!

  20. What lovely cards, you have been busy! Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
    Anthea & the BG Team.

  21. lovely cards and i think the toaster one is just adorable!

  22. Hiya Debbie, wow you made some beautifull cards hun, also want to say thanks for joining in at Sketch Saturday with you fab card. Hugs Terry

  23. You have been busy Debbie & what gorgeous cards you've created :-)

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.


  24. Wow what a brilliant line up of cards and what amazing bargains I must go to my local pound shop I have not been in ages :D
    I love the idea of the toaster and that phrase they work so well together.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X


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