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

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Post-It In The Bag.......

G'day, Yes I have been MIA(Missing In Action).  Taking some time out to start on the house declutter and organising.  I have decided to do my blogging at night. Hopefully, this way I can be here a bit more regularly.
Here is my share for today, A Post-It Note handbag.  I designed this myself.  The idea came from seeing two different creations.  One was for a post-it note handbag with a rectangular front and back.  It had the post-it note glued in by the spine to the middle.  I saw it and thought what a wonderful idea.  Then, I saw another creation that used the handbag shaped, and had the flap with a ribbon handle at the top.  This one was a card with a pouch for a gift voucher.  Again, I thought terrific idea.
My imagination started to fire and I combined the two ideas into my creation.  And, this was what I made for my family, and a girlfriend, for Christmas pressies.  
I made the first one, and was using it as a pattern.  It started to get a little ratty, I said to Mum that I wasn't going to use it as a gift.  She asked why and I told her because it was a bit ratty.  She said don't be silly I'll have that one.  So, I gave it to her and she absolutely loved it.  She wanted to learn how to make one, for a penfriend of hers.  So, I helped her to make this one.      

Here is the Front, the one thing we did differently on this, is the tag.  I just love it, and wish I had thought of it for the Chrissie pressies as well.

Here is a side view.  A real chunky little bag.  I think it's cute.

This is the inside.  I designed the box, for the post-its, so you can replace them when they are finished.  A small piece of ribbon holds the pen in place, and you just slide it out when you need it.  Easy, peasy!

I used this small piece of scrap designer paper, to stick onto the top of the post-it note stack.  When you remove a note it leaves a sticky residue, you just place the scrap on the sticky and, presto, a cute topper for the stack.

Well, that's it me for today.  Hope you are having a great week.  Fingers crossed I will be here more often. 

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Baby Elephant.....

G'day, hope you have had a wonderful week so far.  Today I have a card to share with you.  Our neighbours are new Grandparents again.  A new baby girl has come to join their family.  She is a cutie.  I made this card for Mum, Dad and new big sister.  This one is my own design, I surprised myself.  Enjoy.

I whipped this card together in about half and hour.  As usual, I left it until the last minute to finish and was running around the kitchen muttering to myself.  Yes, I talk to myself during the creating process.   If anyone is around, they usually ask if I am talking to them, no just myself.  Lol.

This is a close up of the baby elephant.  I stamped her with pink ink.  Then curved a 'Welcome' photopolymer stamp onto an acrylic block and stamped it with black ink.  I then stamped the Baby Girl under her, to look like she is walking across it.  I covered her in Glossy Accents and let that dry.  Next I add some Kindy Glitz to the blanket (in real life it was very sparkly) and glued on the rhinestones.  A dot of white gel pen for her eye. 

This photo is a close up of the ribbon and flower.  I tied the bow layered up the flower and glued it to the bow.  Now, I can tie a mean bow, but, I can't do it on the card with the ribbon wrapped around.  I usually tie the bow and then thread the ribbon through the back and tighten up the bow.  Then adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back of the card strip.

If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I do my bows, then just let me know.  I'll see what I can do.  That is it for me today, happy days.

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Blog....

G'day, How are things?  I have some exciting news to share, I have started another blog.  Why not pop on over and check it out.  It is called A Clothesline Out The Back.  And is a blog for recording our journey to a more frugal and self sufficient lifestyle.  In this world of consumerism and over consumption, we are trying to reduce, recycle, reuse and repurpose as much as possible. 

I am using the new blog to document and record this journey.  If you are interested and would like to see how we are fairing then you can click on the name above and you can see what we are up to.  I have also placed a link on the side of this blog.

I will keep this blog for all things crafty.  I will be posting recipes on the other blog.  It just keeps it all neater.  The recipes that are here shall stay here.  All new ones will be on new blog.

Confused?  Me too.  *Laughing.*  Why not check back regularly and check out both blogs.  I will post something crafty here on 'Handmade' tomorrow.

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb