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

Monday, May 31, 2010


G'day, How are you going?  Hope you have had a chance to do some craftin'.  I'm very excited, because, I have won the last AnnaBelle Stamps Bling Challenge, with my card from the post below.  I am patiently (just about chasing the postie) waiting for the prize to arrive.  I have won the 'Floral Stems' stamp set.  I can't wait to get ink on it!   Excited!!!  Doin' a little happy dance!!!
Okay, onto my share for today.  This is the card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I don't have many male oriented stamp sets.  I will usually try to find an image from the free colouring sites to print out to use.  But, our printer has been out of ink for awhile.  So, I sat and pondered over what I had on hand.  And, this what came to mind.
I really love to use ribbon, bling and flowers on cards.  So,  coming up with a male card and not using any of those things is a real challenge for me.  The layout for this card was inspired by a postcard that I have on my fridge.
These little frames are ribbon slides.  I stamped the images and then cut them to fit.  I cut the strip of brown cardstock and threaded it through the ribbon slides.  Spaced them where I wanted them to go, and, then glued the small images into the centres of the ribbon slides.  Once the glue had dried, I covered the images with some Glossy Accents.  It sealed them and made them look like little miniature picture frames.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment.  I popped this up on some foam tape, just to give it some dimension.  I used distress ink on all the edges to tie it all together.

Hope you have enjoyed my creation today.  I am working on another couple of cards to play along with the latest challenges over at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.  If you are looking for some inspiration and to have some fun, head over to their blog and check it out.  Sure it will help to get the creative juices flowing.

I will try and share some of the scrapbooking I have been doing with my Mum in the next couple of posts.

Thanks for popping in and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb

Thursday, May 20, 2010

With Sympathy......

G'day, How are you?  Well, I hope.  I have a card to share with you today.  I followed a sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps blog.  Andrea and her design team put up a fortnightly bling sketch challenge, it has a prize attached, (Yeah!).  This is their latest bling challenge sketch.   

Why not pop on over and checkout the team's wonderful work and join in the fun. That is after you have had a look at my creation.  Lol.  

I created the paper rose by following a Tim Holtz tutorial.  Now, while my rose is no where near as glittery and gorgeous as Tim's amazing creations, I love the way it is the centre piece of this card.

I wrapped the ribbon around the centre cardstock piece and tied a knot.  Then, I layered up the leaves and flowers on top of the knot.

This view shows the depth of this card.  I popped the sentiment up on some foam tape.
And here is the inside.  I used a corner punch on the Designer Paper and then on a piece of white cardstock.  I stamped up the white cardstock and inked all the edges.

I loved using this sketch, I have a couple of more cards to make up.  I might just try and use this sketch as well.  I hope you have enjoyed my creation.  I wish you all a lovely day.

Thanks for popping by and happy creating.
Cheers, Deb