Hi, a big thank you for visiting me today. I love to be creative in my free time. I have started this blog to share my creations with you.

A great variety of hobbies take my fancy, I love papercrafing, knitting, crocheting, baking, photography and making lovely gifts from the heart.

Please, feel free to leave a comment on things that catch your eye. I have at this point chosen to moderate comments. As I do not wish to have any spam comments posted to my blog. So, for all the genuine visitors your comments are warmly appreciated.

WELCOME! Kick off your shoes, grab a cuppa and have a browse around. I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you. Please, come and visit often, 'cause ya never know what ya gunna get!!!

Thanks for popping by and happy creating!
Cheers, Deb

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby It's Magic!!!!!

G'day, Firstly let me appologize, I haven't been here for a while, so sorry for that.  I have been uber busy getting ready to leave town for a few days.  We went to Melbourne for a friends wedding.  Four days away without the boys.  It was great and hard at the same time.  First time we have left them for that long! 

Onto todays share, this is a card I made for our niece and her partner.  The idea is from Splitcoast, it's called a Magic Card.  You can find the tutorial by clicking here.  Check out my card and if you get a kick out of it go check out the tutorial.

I just love this image I think she is so cute.  All sweet and innocent throwing her bowl over the edge. Lol

Here comes the magic.  As you pull on the slider at the top the image colours in!  How adorable is that?

I just love this style of card.  I had fun working on this one.  It was quiet involved but I love a challenge.

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I have used this verse before in baby cards, I just love it.  I think it's because, it can be used for either a boy or girl baby.  And there's just a smidgen of truth in it!  Lol

Okay, that is it for me today.  I hope you have enjoyed my card and are inspired to go check out the tutorial.  

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb   

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stacks On!!!!!

G'day, Hope you are having a lovely day.  Today I'm sharing a card I made to partake in a challenge by a blog called Pile It On.  Their theory is to make a card, scrapbooking or off the page project using more than one current challenge.  To see how many challenges you can use on one creation.  Wow! I'm excited!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  This is my list of challenges and their links.

Pile it on - Use Aly's Sunday Challenge
Aly's Sunday Challenge  - Use sketch
Color Chef - Use black, white, orange and bright pink
Cupcakes Craft Challenges - Use buttons and stitching
Caardvarks - Use ribbon in a wonderful way
Flutter By Wednesday - Use a butterfly or fairy
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a Thankful sentiment

Wow! That's seven challenges, I think I have surprised myself.

In this side view you can see abit more of the ribbon detail.  I made the ribbon yo-yo by layering the two ribbons together and then stitching it.  Glued the Mother of Pearl button in the middle.  With the buttons at the top, I threaded the ribbon through the holes and then twisted it to form the tails.

This is a close up of the pretty fairy.  She is an image from Andrea's online stamp store she can be found here.  The original image is of a girl laying in a cluster of flowers, for this challenge  I turned her into a fairy. 

I stamped her and coloured her in only using orange, pink and a milky white copics.  I cut her out, then added a pair of fairy wings, cut out of coloured vellum.  I then layered her onto a piece of white cardstock that I had sponged the edge of with pink.  I added some bling by putting kidyglitz on her wings and flower centers.

Hope you have enjoyed my share today.  Why not check out some of the challenges and find some inspiration.

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Is This?????

G'day, How has your day been today?  Wonderful I hope.  If you answered ladybird to my question then you're right.  Now, I don't know if ladybirds represent anything but I seem to be seeing them everywhere, thinking of them, creating them and generally being surrounded by them lately. 

This watery version was created by my tea cup.  I had placed it on the table and when I lifted it up to have a drink this is what I discovered.  I quickly grabbed the camera and started shooting away.  Crazy?  Maybe!  I just seem to be receiving alot of ladybird signals lately.  I thought she was cute enough to share with you. 

Just a quick post today, be back soon with some more creations to share.

Thanks for popping by and happy creating!
Cheers, Deb

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Pink Pic-a-nic Basket.....

G'day Everyone,  I have finally found some time to do a post.  I think someone has hit the fast forward button.  I'm on the lookout for the culprit, so if you see someone running around with my remote pushing my fast forward button please let me know! Lol.

Onto todays share, the card I have for you is one I made to play along with Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday.  You can see her story here.  Mothermark is taking a break for a while.  And I'm very late with this card, but, I had already sketched out my idea and poem before my fast forward button had been hit (remember keep a lookout).  I finished the card and thought I may as well share it any wayz!  Onto the card and my poem......

The Pink Pic-a-nic Basket

There's a Teddy Bear in there,
Some giant pears as well,
There are wedges of watermelon,
And cheeky prawns in their shell.

There's Mississippi Mud Pie,
And fresh Honey in a pot,
There's Southern Fried Chicken,
Hmm, crispy and hot.

The Teddy is a cuddly friend for Barney Bear,
The food is for everyone to share.
A pic-a-nic tea party in Yellowstone Park.
Let's show this little bear some love and have a great lark!

A little bit about the card.....  I paper weaved the basket.  I cut the cardstock into strips, then inked the edges, cut out the basket shape and taped all the strips on, on an angle.  Then I weaved the strips on the other angle and taped the ends behind.  Cut and inked the top and handles and then taped it all together and put the brads on the handles.

I was going to make this card a never ending card, I found the idea for that here on Dawn's blog.  The problem with trying to do that, was the basket was too bulky, and I would have had to cut it in half.  So, instead of making the cardstock at the back two pieces I kept it as one and made it so the top and bottom can flip open to reveal the picnic.  See the side view above. 

Well, that's it from me today folks, hope you enjoyed my card.  And, PLEASE, if you see a person running a round with my remote let me know!

Thanks for popping by and happy creating!
Cheers, Deb 

P.S.  I forget to tell you, I'm now a GREAT Aunt, our niece gave birth to her beautiful baby girl Wednesday night.  Bubby is absolutey gorgeous!  Mum and bub are doing well!  So is Dad.