Friday, 10 April 2015

Polymer Beads...


Hi de ho all..

Well... tea is simmering on the stove... time enough for a bit of creative crafty mayhem...red wine in hand... Jamie Lawson.. Ed Sheeran's new buddy,  is playing via Spotify... all is well in the world!!!

I thought I would very quickly share some more beads & pendants I have made using polymer clay...





...as you can see.. I haven't made anything out of these... I will get around to it though... I just love making them... bit addictive...
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well... that's it for now... I have to make my Sisters Birthday card... have something pretty special lined up... oh yer... and a painting... nothing like a bit of power painting!!! Wish me luck!

Till next time..

Luv Deb x

P.S... Happy Birthday Gorgus Sis... Love you like only a sister can... xxxx




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Polymer Clay Feathers...



Morning all...

I'm on my second cup of coffee and it isn't even 8am yet... I've been up since 5.30 as Chewie, my big boofa of a puppy decided to get up early aaahhhh!!!! What I thought was going to be a sleep in after a VERY late night... err... morning... with friends, turned out to be another 'I'm awake now Mum... play with me!!! NOW!' morning... It's a good think I love my puppy... all 55kgs of him! Who could resist those big brown eyes...

..whilst on my second cup, I decided to show you some pics of my polymer clay feathers... these were so much fun to make... I still haven't decided what to make out of them... I am leaning towards a dream catcher of sorts... not sure yet...

...anyway... back to the feathers...




so, today I will attempt to do some filming for some YouTube videos... mmm.. will see how it goes...

Till next time...

Luv Deb x

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Exploding Handbag...



Hi all...

I just quickly wanted to share what I made for my first craft lesson at Debs Craft Shed... an Exploding Handbag... mmmm... that is very appropriate as you could call my 'real' handbag exploding at times... between my gorgeous 'other half' and my son wanting me to carry the sunnies, keys and wallet... you know how it is...

...anyway, back to the cute little paper version...


... after making one of these little babies, it made me look at pictures of ordinary bags in a different light... you can get a lot of inspiration from them... I will try and get around to posting an example of this... mmm... sooooo much crafting, sooooo little time!!!




... the inside can either be left reasonable plain... room to write or you could fill it up with goodies... mmm... maybe chocolate for Easter... yummm... or you can go to town and bling it up to the max!!!
I stuck to simple... and ate the chocolate so none went in the bag... naughty Deb!!!



... thanks to the lovely 'girls' who made my first lesson special... hopefully the first of many get togethers... and... fingers crossed... You Tube videos are on their way!!! Scary!!! ... but fun :)

Till next time...

Luv Deb x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Paper Beads...


Hi all..

What a crazy week of weather here in Adelaide!!! Warm, cool, windy and today, rainy, windy and stormy!! My poor little car was pelted with every bit of flying debris known to man! Not happy!!!

Anyway.. enough of the winging... I wanted to quickly share  some paper beads I made using eyelets... soooo much fun to make... I have made a cute bracelet out of these beads and some natural colour twine... I will add the photos to the post when I download it... there are so many tutorials online to get all the hints and instruction... go check them out...




...the possibilities are endless.. once you start making these, you will look at all your papers in a different light!!! Oh so cool...

Well... time for bed... I'm working till late tomorrow so need an early night...

till next time...

Deb x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Sweet Baby...

Hi De Ho...

Oh my... you simply have got to love a day off without doing any housework!! Not that there is nothing to do... mmm.. errr, yer.. there is heaps to do, but who wants to do that when there is soooo much crafty morsels of yumminess to do!!!

My day started at about 6 this morning... my better half had a very early start and the little 'Pound Puppy' decided he wanted to get up & play!!! AAAHHHH!!! Well after a cuppa or 3 I got stuck into painting... oh yer baby!!! I wanted to try 3 different techniques so off I went on my little mission...

While I am waiting for the paint to dry, I wanted to share a card I made a little while ago using the Stampin' Up! stamp set 'Baby We've Grown'... please contact me if you simply cannot live without this oh so cute stamp set...








Well... might check to see if my paintings are dry... stay tuned... I'll be back very soon...

Till then..
Luv Deb x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Gel Medium Transfer...


Hi De Ho all...

Well, this is my excuse for not doing my book work for my Wild Wicks online business... sorry my lovely accountant... I was busy tonight... mmm... blogging... well, it is very important... oh well, its another day tomorrow...

Anyway... back to the important things of life... sharing my crafting adventures...

Tonight I wanted to show you my attempt at photo transfers using gel medium... VERY easy!!! All I did was print image... in reverse on a laser printer... apply an even coat of gel medium to what ever surface you wish to apply the image... place the printed image face down of the surface and rub out any air bubbles... a rubber brayer or roller is the best thing to do this with... next step... wait.... preferably overnight to dry completely... and all you do the next day is place a wet sponge on top and gently roll off the paper when it is very wet... the trick is to know when to stop... you can apply a coat of varnish on top and any bits of left over paper pulp tends to disappear... I used matt Mod Podge for these...

I tried with both white printer paper as well as printing it on thin brown paper... both worked OK... added a bit of 'foe' red wine stains and there you have it...





I still haven't got around to attaching my little corks somewhere on this one as well as a twine hanger of sorts... if I do get around to it I will add a P.S. section to this post with the finished photos... maybe... Its a fun technique with photos as well as sayings like these... mmm.. there seems to be a bit of a 'wine' trend here...

Till next time..
Luv Deb x

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sheltering Tree...


Hi all...

Well, another hot day in Adelaide... unfortunately our pool is an exquisite shade of 'green'... soooo not happy!!! What has been an crystal clear oasis in the middle of farmland has turned into a lovely murky pond... AAAHHH!!!! Damn those farmers and their fertilizers... it has all blown across and fed the algae nicely... happy algae... not happy us!!!!  Poor Torsten is working madly trying to get it crystal again... he is getting there... what a shame I have to stay inside in the lovely air conditioned comfort... maybe some crafting is on the cards... oh yer baby... bring it on!!!

Anyway, back to to cards I wanted to share...

...these cards were made using the Stampin' Up! stamp set, 'Sheltering Tree'... this one is so cool! It is a clear polymer stamp set which makes it so easy to line up your images...

If you wish to purchase this awesome stamp set or any other Stampin' Up products, please don't hesitate to contact me via email listed in the 'About Me' link on the right...









...mmm... maybe a fresh cuppa is on the 'cards' (pardon the pun...) well.. it is very exhausting this 'blogging' business... you know how it is... just ask Chewie... he is fast asleep at my feet... snoring as usual.. and as I have been told numerous times... sound just like me... ....mmm... yer right... I don't snore... much...

Till next time...
Luv Deb x