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Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Don't these Wednesdays roll around fast?  SOOooooo fast that I seem to have missed two!! When I say missed I mean they happened and I was part of them but just failed miserably to get to join in with the weekly blog hop over at THE STAMPING GROUND - want to know all about it?  Well, in a nutshell, the simply beautiful and brilliant Julia Dunnit provides us crafty bloggers with the opportunity of linking up and visiting the workdesks of like minded guys & gals each week. So here I am sharing my desk!

First pic is of some new stuff that arrived this week ... you know, all that stuff that you don't fancy or want but absolutely, without shadow of a doubt NEED.  Unfortunately I NEEDED more stuff so am hopeful of another wee small delivery any day soon ... just a couple or three new stencils so I can eventually pluck up the courage to pull my first print off that Gelli Plate.

I did manage to make a couple of cards ... they are so bright in real life you need sunglasses but as they are get well wishes I figured I'd go the bright and cheery route ... just didn't figure they would turn out so bright the recipients would need to recover from sunspots once they open the envelopes.

As a lover of all things grunge I'm not sure about these but in an effort to branch out from my preferred colour palette of brown and dusky blue and muddy green I only got out my sunshiny distress inks and went with the flow.  I did use my absolutely wonderfully gorgeous swallowtail butterfly stamp - thanks again, Fiona Cullen - and all I can say is WOW!!!! Not to what I did with it of course but to the item itself ... it's HUGE and I can't wait to use it again.

I did the two cards the same but different ... the swallowtail is just visible if you stick your finger in your ear, stand on one leg and squint a bit ... the one that has the lighter coloured ribbon.

I do LOVE that ribbon that the inspiration that is Tim Holtz came up with but it is somewhat expensive I think so it only gets used on cards for very special people and I really need to find an alternative that will behave in the same way.  Even managed NOT to set fire to this ribbon too ... crafting without the adrenalin!

Just a couple more views of the cards and then it's off out to the lakes for me - the gates open at 7.30am and I already have my boots half on but wanted to leave ten minutes ago!

You need to do the finger in ear, standing on one leg thing again but the swallowtail is just visible in this one!

So Happy WOYWW'ing and see you in blogland!



  1. Great cards, great shopping, good luck with the gelli plate! have a great walk (and don;t get lost...) Helen 2

  2. Hi Debbie, love the cards I'm sure the get well recipients will be rapt. Happy WOYWW and have a super week RobynO#8

  3. Oh you don't give yourself enough credit Deb, these are beautiful and I LOVE the colours. Am so super impressed by your pile of new stuff that is to be added to..I may have to copy your method! My sissy bought me a gelli for my birthday last year (actually, a year ago, come to think..) and it's unused...you can be my model...

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your Gelli plate. I've put mine away. It's so addictive!
    Have fun playing with it!
    Gillian #28

  5. Can't wait to see what you do with your Gellie plate. I've never tried that and may have to try that next! Glenda #41

  6. Lovely cards, Debbie. Well done. Great things on your desk awaiting being used and played with!
    Margaret #9

  7. These are stunning Debbie - clever girl ! Love the colours & the dimensional textures ! Do just take the plunge & dive into the Gelli plate - Lynda & I found we only got to being to understand what would happen by playing about - some were great & some rubbish - but all taught us something ! Be a big brave girl & give us a shout as to how you get on !! Ali xx #5

  8. Hi Debbie, you are going to love the Gelli plate, I don't use it that often but when I do I cannot stop there is so much you can do on them.
    Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x # 48

  9. I have often fancied a gelli plate but never quite got round to it. hope you enjoy playing

  10. I love the colors! I didn't know Tim Holz mad ribbon yet i look at it and must agree with you, it's beautiful, add just the right touch. Would love to come play with the gel print, something i want to learn but need someone to show how to get started. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

  11. Gorgeous tags, Love the colours... Have lots of fun with your new stash...Hugs May x x

  12. Even though this isn't your usual color palette, I'd say you created some beautiful tags. Love the scrunchy bow; it adds so much to the tags.

    And holy smokes, love the new stash. On the left, the thing that looks like a butterfly, is that a stamp? I think it's calling my name......

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (60)

  13. I love the sculptural feel and beautiful color of your TH inspired tags. If you haven't used a gelli plate before, I'm sure you'll love it. Blessings!