Debbie Harper


I have started this blog to showcase my love for shabby chic and vintage styles together with crafts in general what’s the saying ” jack of all trades, master of none” I am also a hobby demo for Stampin’up and absolutely love all there products, they make it so easy as all the products co-ordinate so well . I do not claim to be a professional by any means but I enjoy crafting,  it is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, so I hope you will find my projects enjoyable. You can purchase any stampinup products listed, on my 24/7 online stampinup shop, the link is on the left.




Below is one of my favourites a Shabby chic padded heart, using beautiful laces and trims and finished with a soft pastel blue lace overlay. I have added some pearls around the edge and a tulle ribbon and bling centre, I have also included one of my handmade flowers and stickpin to embellish the top right of the heart.

I do hope you like it please feel free to comment, like and share it would greatly appreciated. Thank you for stopping by.


Debbie Harper

Stampin for all Design Team 17th February

Stamping for all set this challenge on 12th February with the theme Valentine, this was my week to lead the way so to speak. Below is my challenge entry, followed by the lovely creations from some of the members of Stamping for all community.

I used the lovely Painted with love suite to create this Valentine card and matching Gift Bag.


  This beautiful card was created by the lovely Victoria Littlewood.


  This one is Pauline Johnstone entry, beautiful card with Filigree heart at the centre.


 This beautiful card was created by the lovely Carol ann Pendleton.

Thank you ladies for joining in and showing us your lovely creations, happy crafting everyone.


Lots to love

Design team challenge for #Stampinforall

I wasn’t too sure about this stamp set until I saw the beautiful creations that have been made with it, so I had to have it and this is my colour challenge card as part of the Design team on Stampin for all on facebook. The colours chosen by Amanda  (Scrimpinmommy), were Real red, Soft suede, Lemon lime twist and Daffodil delight all colours from the Tutti Frutti suite.

It also coincides with the Design team challenge “Friendship” theme set by Ian Potter another of our design team members.

The card base is Real red cardstock an A4 piece cut at 5 7/8 inch and scored and folded at 4 1/8 inch, the stamping layer is Whisper white and cut at 1/8 inch smaller. I placed a whisper white layer inside the card aswell so a sentiment can be written.

The stampset used is Beautiful peacock and I stamped all the components in the challenge colours, the sentiments were stamped in Soft suede, I then added some rhinestones to the peacocks feathers and the filigree pieces.

I hope you like this card and can be inspired to use a mix of colours on your cards.

All products are listed below and can be purchased on my online stampin up shop…link is on the left, and don’t forget Sale-a-bration is still on until 31st March for every £45 you spend you get to pick a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

Thankyou for stopping by.. D x

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Sketch card challenge

Todays card served 2 purposes, the sketch challenge over on Stamp with Joy on facebook and my nephews 5th birthday card. This is the first time I have used this designer series paper but I love it, one of my passion is myths and magic so this was ideal.

The card base is Whisper white an A4 piece cut at 5 7/8 inch and then scored and folded at 4 1/8 inch, the layering mat is emerald envy to co-ordinate with one of the colours in the designer series paper and was cut at 2 1/2 by 5 1/4 inch, the smaller piece of designer series paper is the back side of the dragon paper and cut at 2 1/2 by 3 1/4  inch. The sentiment was stamped in Garden green and is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped on a stitched shaped framelit.

I hope you and nephew like this card all the are products used are listed below and are available on my online stampin up shop.

Thankyou for stopping by. D

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Love theme challenge mawtt 02.02.18

Love is in air, todays card is obviously a valentine card as it is approaching, but this was designed for the Moving along with the times challenge, over on there challenge blog ( link will be below )

The base of the card is Whisper white A4 piece cut at 5 7/8 inch scored and folded at 4 1/8 inch, the mat layer is Real red cardstock cut at 1/8 inch smaller than the base then the stamping layer is whisper white also 1/8th inch smaller.

I stamped the large heart in from the Sure do love you stamp set in real red and then die cut the smaller hearts in real red and silver glimmer paper using the Lots to love framelits .

I hope you like this card…. all the products used are listed below and can be found on my online stampin!up shop.

Thankyou for stopping by. D x

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You warm my heart-touches of texture

This stamp set from Stampinup is relatively new to me but is becoming one of my favourites, so much versatility.



I started with a Whisper white cardbase measuring 11 3/4 inch by 4 1/4 inch scored and folded at 5 7/8 inch,

the layering mat is Bermuda bay and an 1/8th inch smaller to give a slight border of white all round, I then used a stamping layer again a further 1/8th inch smaller in whisper white cardstock.

The lace pattern from the stamp set has been stamped once fully inked and then once more,  without re-inking the stamp, to give a more subtle look,  using Bermuda bay ink, the large flower has been stamped also in Bermuda Bay and stamped again twice fully inked and once without re-inking. The smaller flower and the large floral stamp have been stamped using Daffodil delight ink and the sentiment and dragonflies with Memento black ink, I added a few rhinestones to give a little sparkle and to finish of the card. The sentiment is from the Lovely wishes Stamp set.

All products used are listed below and can be purchased from my 24/7 online store. Link on the left.

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Allsorts challenge 06-01-18 week 449

Todays card is for the challenge set over on Allsorts Challenge Blog,

I used half of a A4 piece of white card cut at 5 7/8 and folded in half, for the base,  the layering mat is a soft pink measuring 5 3/4  by 4 inches and the designer paper is from Bella and Boo collection cut at 1/8 inch smaller than the mat.

I then cut 2 sets of ovals from my stitched framelits and stamped the sentiment and the animals in a darker pink ink.

allsorts challenge 06-01-18

The theme is New stash / baby / home, I hope you like it………..thanks for stopping by D x


Debbie Harper

Design Team colour challenge 3-01-18

As part of the Design team for Stampinforall community over on facebook, we have been set a colour challenge using the colours Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay. Below is my take on the colour challenge. Hope you like it and can get inspiration from it…. enjoy creating.. ..Thanks for stopping by x D

All products used can be purchased through my online shop. If you would like a catalogue please do not hesitate to contact me and I will happily put one in the post for you.   Don’t forget with every £45 purchase you can choose a free item from our Sale-a-bration catalogue from 3rd Jan to 31st march.

Whisper white cardstock  106549

Lemon Lime Twist cardstock  144250

Tutti Frutti Designer paper   145606

Stitched edged Framelits   145372

Bermuda Bay ink    131171

Burlap Ribbon   141487

Southern Serenade Stampset   145921

Debbie Harper

Birthday cards

Hello all I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best for the new year. I have been having a play with some of my new stamp sets from Stampin ups new 2018 catalogue available in January. To show the versatility of the stamps and inks and the way everything co-ordinates I have produced a feminine card and a more masculine card using one of my favourite colours, Night of Navy, and teamed it with Whisper white cardstock.

The original idea came from the talented Gaynor Boyce better known as (Missgcrafts) on youtube so please go on over and show this lovely lady some love.

I hope you like them both and can use the inspiration yourselves, all products used with exception of the edge die are available from my Stampin up online store.

birthday cards for blog

The cardbases are Night of Navy with Whisper White stamping layers for the front and the inside of the card,  I used the edge die (from my own stash) to cut the front of the cards at an angle but if you don’t have an edge die you could tear the cardstock as Gaynor did I then adhered the whisper white cardstock to the fronts.

I then stamped the Hat, cupcake, and the present  from the Party hat birthday stamp set for the masculine card in Night of Navy ink, the sentiment is from the Birthday Wit stampset. The flowers from the Touches of Texture were stamped in Berry burst, Night of Navy, Bermuda bay and Pool party inks and then fussy cut and adhered to the card with Mini dimensionals.

Please feel free to browse my online store and contact me if you would like a catalogue…thank you for stopping by….x D


Debbie Harper

Teacher gifts using stampin’up

Well Christmas is nearly upon us whether we are ready or not and the children/grandchildren will be breaking up from school I have made the following projects to be given as teacher thankyou gifts.

teacher giftsI made these for my grandchildren to give out there is a covered notebook, Christmas card and a decorated small pizza box available from stampin up. All  the products I used to decorate these are listed below and are available from my Stampin up online store.

Crumbcake cardstock

Garden green cardstock

Merry Music Speciality designer series paper

Gold snowflakes

Stitched framelits circles

Gold embossing powder

Holly jolly layers stamp set ( I’m not sure if this is still current but I will check)

Merry little labels stamp set

Mini pizza boxes

Big shot

Tombow multi glue

The Christmas card is 10″ x 5″ scored and folded at 5″ the garden green layer is 1/8″ smaller and the designer paper 1/8″ smaller again to get the layered look, I embossed the sentiment in gold on a piece of whisper white cardstock and layered  onto the crumb cake stitched circle. I placed a gold snowflake in the middle of my card and layered the circles on top.

I covered the notebook with a piece of garden green cardstock which I measured against the notebook and folded over the back, mine measured 3 3/8″ by 5 5/8″ (please bear in mind that not all notebooks are the same measurement so double check yours.)  the designer paper is 1/8″ smaller ,I added another snowflake and used the merry little labels stamp set to stamp” just for you”. I fussy cut it out as I do not have the everyday label punch yet haha.

For the tealight box I used our mini pizza boxes and measured each side and the top to get my measurements for the garden green cardstock and the designer paper again I used a snowflake so I have a matching set, finished with a pretty bow.

I hope you like the projects and thanks for stopping by….Debbie x














Debbie Harper

Vintage style Christmas box

As promised below is my Christmas eve box, altered and decorated vintage style.

I decoupaged the designer paper to the box and sanded the edges to give a distressed look, this also help make the join of the paper more cohesive to the box as if they are one and the same, I then used Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink on the edges. The chipboard decorative pieces have been embossed with gold embossing powder and added to the box then finished off with a lovely burlap poinsettia bow. I hope you like this project as much as I enjoyed crearing it……..please feel free to comment like and share I would be most grateful. Thankyou for stopping by.

vintage box