Saturday, 29 August 2015

It's a Guy Thing...


Mornin' all...

Yes, crazy me... its 5.30 in the morning and I am already at it!!! My adorable 'Other Half' is off to work... early start... my son is at a friends house and speaking of houses... I have mine all to my self to craft till my hearts content.. housework is done... OK maybe not the floors as Chewie (my 65kg puppy) has spread muddy footprints the size of dinner plates up and down the hall!!!AAAHHH!!!! It doesn't help when my floors are black so you can mop them & 2 seconds later they can look dirty! Mmmm.... not happy... but, because it is still dark outside, they look clean... that works for me...

Anyway, today is going to be all about the boys... there is always a fine line when doing 'boy' cards... you need them quirky enough so they don't immediately chuck them in the bin... so they think... 'Oh, that's cool.. love it!'... and actually mean it... and not too girly... so the challenge has been set!

While we are chatting about 'boys'... here is a card made from a stamp set I got from work... 'Dapper Dan'... very cool... I kept it quite natural looking.. bit of black embossing powder... and there you have it!





Ohhh... my coffee cup is empty! Who drank it? Have you ever had one of those mornings when you can't remember drinking you coffee... mmm... OK... time to put the kettle on and get to work... should I say 'play'...

Till next time,
Luv Deb x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Happy Birthday Mum!


Hi all...

Today's post is going to be very quick... feeling tired and having extended blinks... time to hit the sack soon... before I do however.. I wanted to quickly share a card I finished up giving to mum for her birthday... 'Happy Birthday Mum!'

I used the Stampin' Up! 'Flower Shop' Stamp Set and the coordinating Pansy Punch with the "Petite Petals' Stamp Set... I also dragged out my old favourite Martha Stewart leaf punch for a bit of added foliage...






Well... my lovely little puppy is snoring next to the bed so that is my cue to follow...

till next time,
Luv Deb x

Friday, 14 August 2015

Blow out your Candles...



Hi all...

Well... I have had an industrious day out in 'Deb's Craft Shed' while listening to the rain on the roof... I made a pretty awesome card for a friend... 'glitterfied' (is that a word???) some votive holders and a wine glass (will take photos to share later)... speaking of wine glasses.. I did enjoy a glass or 2 of red whilst 'Crafting'... ate chips, biscuits and pastie slice... mmm... all is right in the world!! Healthy eating will start again tomorrow!! Yer, right...

Anyway, I quickly wanted to share a couple of cards I have made a little while ago using simple paper straws... I got a bit obsessive in collecting straws after making these and now have a whole box of different colours, styles etc... yes, I went a bit overboard but they will come in handy down the track... so I keep telling myself!







Well.. my gorgeous brown puppy is snoring his head off next to the fire... he is out for the night... good guard dog! I think that is my cue to grab a quick drink & call it a night...

Till next time..

Luv Deb x

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Strange Little Garden...

Hi all...

I just wanted to share my latest adventure... Deb's Little Book to Colour In series of adult colouring in books... all hand drawn by me... here is a little sneeky peek... coloured in using Prismacolor Pencils...





Go to debslittlebooktocolourin.blogspot.com.au  for all the latest updates and find out how to get your own copy...

Till next time...

Luv Deb x


Monday, 8 June 2015

Embossed Foil...


Hi all...

Who would believe good ol' trusty kitchen foil can be used to make something awesome to use on your cards... its soooo simple but looks amazing! Simply glue a piece of foil onto scrap card, let it dry, run it through an embossing folder, paint (I used Jo Sonya paints) let it dry and use either a solvent or do as I did... grab a cotton ball and a bit of nail polish remover and wipe away the paint from all the raised bits... I took some a bit further to give it a bit more of a rustic feel... It makes you look at all your folders in a different light!!!








Stay tuned for the finished cards...

Anyway.. as it is a public holiday here today (YAYYY!!!), I'm off to my glorious craft room for some candle making, glass painting & bath bomb making... mmm... yes... a hard day ahead!

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Great Card Challenge...


Mornin' all...

Well the challenge was put to me to make cards using 2 pattern & 2 plain pieces of paper or card... all 12 x 12's...  I thought it would be a fun challenge... not embossing anything was a bit of a challenge but it was cool to do some simple basic cards that you could use as they are or add extra bits, emboss, stamp etc. if you want if you are wanting a more elaborate card...

I still had more paper left so in theory you can make more if you had the energy... by this stage I didn't and decided to call it a day...

Anyway... here are the cards from my 'Challenge'...










Well... time for a fresh cuppa and decide what 'crafty' thing I can do today... mmm... in between washing... dreaded house work does get in the way!!!

Till next time,
Luv Deb x

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