Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Time for Dad



Hi my Crafting Friends..

Well this last week has been pretty hectic for me... I've been feeling pretty hideous with some unknown aliment... having had many trips to doctors, dentists, hospital etc I'm  still none the wiser... a lot less money in the bank and very frustrated as no cure in the immediate future!!!  The hunt continues... natropath is next on the long list...

So on to plan 'B' .... for today anyway... I opted for a bit of my own 'Deb' Medicine... my poor little craft room has been feeling a bit neglected lately as my days have been spent curled up on the lounge eating numerous Panadine Forte... and the other little pills to stop you being sick... that's always handy... so off I headed this afternoon to see what Mojo Monday has for offer... & hopefully get the creative juices flowing again...

This weeks MOJO252 sketch was a Round or Square... I opted for the square...
If I feel up to it I want to do a real girly one with the round sketch.. we have some awesome paper from work that I think will work nicely...
I played last week and had soooo much fun seeing the different versions of the one sketch. I love it how us little humans think so differently... life would be pretty boring if we didn't!!

Fathers Day is creeping up on us soon, so I thought I would do a 'Dads' version for my card this week... I dragged out one of my favourite Stampin' Up! Stamp sets 'Best Dad Ever'... love these little tie stamps... this is what I came up with...




Well, might grab a quick drink take my 'drugs'... (feels as though I am rattling as I walk!! ...hate the doctors...) & off to bed... back to work tomorrow...

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wise Old Owl


Hi fellow craft addicts...

This little fella was made using the Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch... cute little munchkin... well he is going to be my first addition to 'Mojo Monday'... I quite often visit the site to check out what all the other crafties are up to (but never posted a card)... you can get soooo much inspiration from visiting this site...  this is this weeks sketch..' MOJO251'...
Anyway... bit nervous about posting it on there as the entries are always awesome, but here goes...
oh yer... hi to all those who are visiting from 'Mojo Monday'!!!


Well, time for some food... haven't eaten all day, gotta love the dentist... (long story...) we shall see how it goes as my head is in a HUGE amount of pain... no amount of crafting is helping at the moment....

So, till next time

Luv Deb x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

True Loves Puzzle

Hi all...

This 'True Love' Puzzle card was made using the coolest punch... we just got it in at work... (if you want one, visit your nearest Riot Art & Craft store...) its a My Memories Jigsaw Puzzle Punch. There are sooo many things I want to make using this punch... this being the first of many...


I wanted to do a bit of a grungy feel to it and after rifling through my many drawers of paper, I found the perfect printed words paper... to that I added a bit of inking on the edges, ribbon & a punched heart finished off the look...
this is a definately a case of  'stay tuned for more'... had heaps of fun playing with this 'New Toy'...




Well, time for curling up in front of the box for me... not feeling 100% ...(not good as I have so many new toys to play with!!!) ... but at this stage, that is all this little craft addicted body can cope with...

Until next time...
Keep craftin'...

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Birthday Romance


Howdie Fellow Crafties...

This was one of those cards that I wasn't sure about... but decided to share anyway... it was made using the Stampin' Up! Bordering on Romance Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders & Edgelits Dies... yes... I just couldn't resist playing with the new toys again...
sooo many toys... not enough time...



Well... its getting late so off to bed for me...
till next time...

Luv Deb x

The Birthday Tree


Morning Fellow Crafties...

Well its Sunday again and my crafting time has been shorted by the dreaded 4 letter word...'work'...
Its not too bad though because I actually work in a craft shop so all is not lost... yes, I know.... I do have a slight addiction problem... paper... mmmm... love it.....
anyway... back on to the business at hand..

I recently received a bundle of dies from CraftOnline... what a bargain they were!!! This is my first play with them... I just wanted to try this card with no distressing or inking of edges etc... just wanted to make something pretty clean & simple...




Well, time is ticking on so I suppose I had better jump through the shower & get ready for work...

Till next time,

Luv Deb x


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Bordering on Birthdays

  Howdie Fellow Crafties...

Just received new Stampin' Up! toys... yayyyy!!! Gotta love that!
Well this card was made using the 'Bordering on Romance' Stamp Set as well as the 'Adorning Accents' Edgelits Dies & Textured Impressions Embossing Folders... all from the Autumn Winter Catalogue... the possibilities are endless.... I soooo have to play some more...





Well... just quickly wanted to share... stay tuned for some more soon...

Till next time...
Keep on Craftin'

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

By the Sea Side...



Howdie Fellow Crafties...

Having grown up with the smell of turps & oil paints... thanks mum... somehow I was never quite the painter... (always the drawer...) I have done one oil painting in my whole life... mum has it framed & hanging on her wall in the rumpus room... (thanks mum for not throwing it out...) rarely do I drag out the paints... this was the exception... we had a big blank wall in the entrance of our house & this is what I did...

I was telling the lovely Prue at work today what I had done, and as promised, this is the finished result.. you will have to excuse the dodgy photography... I'm tired and was a very quick photo effort... the flash was playing up on the camera & not the right lighting... this was the best of a bad bunch...




There you go Miss Prue... 3 very rare 'Deb Paintings'... they don't come out very often, but I have fun when they do..

Till next time...

Luv Deb x




New Shoes...

Howie fellow Crafties...

Well, as you can see I've been 'trying on new shoes' again... which is code for looking for 'the' blogger background... as I've explained in the past... its a bit like trying on new shoes... you have to try on a few to find the special pair you simply cannot live without...
This is today's pair... I'm after something that's not too cluttered and it has to have some purple in it... for those of you who know me, I drive a purple beetle... bit purple obsessed... so the past backgrounds have been missing that special 'purple touch'...
Will see how this one fits for a while..

Enjoy the day...
I'm off to work..

Luv Deb x

Birthday Rosettes


Mornin' Fellow Crafties....

Sunday again, that means an hour or two chillin' in the craft room before work... nice...
With coffee in hand, I wanted to quickly share a card I made for a friends birthday... I didn't want to think too much so I rummaged through my draw with all my cards in and did a variation of a card I made a while ago. I love making these little rosettes... quite therapeutic...



Well.. would love to stay and chat... I still need to make a wedding card for friends and my nephews birthday card... oh yer... and go to work!!! No rest for the wicked!

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Friday, 13 July 2012

Pedal Blooms


Hi Fellow Crafties...

Today my crafting time is being interrupted with pesky housework... washing... food shopping... blah.. blah.. blah... oh yer.. and force my 14 year old son to finish his homework... that is not an easy task!!! He has had all last week & this week to finish but as usual,  has left it to the last minute... well... had better get all the 'yucky' things out the road and if time allows get to the craft room for a bit of therapy... not feeling the best today so hopefully a bit of crafting will be the medicine...

..now for the show & tell...


My Stampin' Up! Pedal Presents Stamp set has come out to play again... cool little set this one...




Stay tuned for more...
Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Together Forever


Howdie Fellow Crafties..

Time for a bit of quick card sharing... this time its butterfly's with a bit of bling... I dragged out the glitter embossing powder & glitter paper... mmmm... glitter... gotta love it!!


These little butterflies have been sitting on my desk for a week... waiting to be transformed to a card... finally they have found a home.




Well... time to stoke the kettle up again... & some breakfast..

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Best Dads Birthday


Hi Fellow Craft Addicts...

mmm... bit early in the morning.... 7.12 to be exact... and yes... I'm already in my wonderful little craft room.... the cats been fed and sent outside... the coffee is made... and i can still hear my son snoring  in the room next door... all is right in the world!!!!

I had a couple of free hours before work and wanted to share this card I made yesterday using the Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever Stamp Set... errr... as well as French Foliage.. & a clock stamp..
I have so many cards to make for family & friends... so enough babbling... as usual... back to the card. I dragged out the cute little origami shirt again. The ties from the Best Dad Ever Stamp Set look sooo irresistible on these little shirts....



Yes... I used my all time favourite embossing folder AGAIN... I have a drawer full of folders but simply cannot resist the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Folder... If I was only allowed to own one folder... this would be it!!!!!


Well, time for another cuppa and some more cardmaking... I have another 'male' card to do for a 30th coming up... betta get busy...

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Friday, 6 July 2012

Pedal Presents


Howdie Fellow Crafties..

Today I had a trip to IKEA to buy wardrobe doors... well... of course... I wanted the HUGE glass doors with the image of the tree shadow... oh no... I couldn't have the normal size doors... as you do... well... after going through the logistical nightmare of loading the HEAVY boxes in the van... the next big dilemma was were to build and how to fit them in the door of the bedroom once finished... well... one smashed globe in the ceiling fan a million swear words later... (from me unfortunately....) we finished assembling one of the two doors... then decided to call it a day.... I then took this as an opportunity to escape to the craft room for a bit of therapy.....



Today's 'Therapy' was using the Stampin' Up! Stamp set...'Pedal Presents'.... this is a Hostess Stamp Set from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue... such a cute set with heaps of possibilities... as are all the Stampin' Up! stamp sets...


Well... time for a cuppa & maybe some chilling in front of the TV....

Till next time..

Luv Deb x

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