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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chrysanthemum Canes...



 Mornin'...

Well my first coffee of the day is nearly finished... that disappeared quick!!! Maybe someone else drank it... mmm... no one else is up yet... don't you hate that when you can't remember drinking your coffee... I do!!!

So, as you can see, I'm still polymer claying... is that a word?...'Claying'... I have definitely been 'Claying' of late... these little cuties were made using a very simple technique I found on good ol' You Tube posted by In Clay Nation... have a look... I was hooked!!!


Of course, the first lot I made were done using purple clay... those of you who know me will understand why... yes... bit obsessed with purple...




 Once I make these into jewelry, I will post more pics...

I can hear the kettle boiling.. again... and time for work... AAHHH!!!! Need more hours in the day!!!

Till next time...
Luv Deb :)



Monday, 23 February 2015

Bacon & Eggs anyone???


Hi all...

Well its been a while... I have been busy dealing with quite a few 'little hiccups' life sometimes presents itself with... crafting & blogging has temporarily been put on the back burner... 

I am now back in the saddle and feeding my crafting addiction...  I am working with my son this year to try and get some you tube videos out there... stay tuned!!!

Anyway... polymer clay is flavour of the month... this is an amazing YouTube project I stumbled across and said to myself... 'Oh... how cool is that!!! I soooo have to make one of those!!!'... and here it is...

Check out the video below to see what it is all about from the Sugar Charm Shop..


You simply have to love You Tube... I don't know how any crafter can live without it!!! LOVE IT!!!
...oh yer... and Pinterest... I'm not addicted... I don't have issues.... mmm... I keep telling myself!!!

Anyway... my version was slightly altered... I used transparent clay for the 'snot' bits of the egg on top instead of the translucent liquid Sculpey and white pastel... I then varnished it slightly to give it a bit of a 'greasy' look... quite pleased with my first effort... I wore it to work on Sunday and had a bit of a giggle... had quite a few odd looks as if to say... 'What the... is that an egg she is wearing???' Very funny!!!













Mmmmm.... Bacon... mmm... yummm.... yer... gotta love bacon & eggs... who doesn't!!!

Till next time...
Deb x

Friday, 2 January 2015

Festival of Trees...



Howdie all..

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone has had an awesome time... I have... & I'm spending the next day or two doing not a great deal... tooooooo hot!!!
I know this is a Christmas card, but I have only just downloaded the photo and wanted to share.

It was made using the Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Stamp & Punch set... It was for my sons girlfriend, so I wanted to do something with a young funky feel... he made her a photo board featuring these colours so decided to follow through with the same colour scheme....





Till next time...
Luv Deb x