Sunday, 30 September 2012

Live Life...


Good morning all,

Time for a quick blog this morning before we head down to Mums for lunch... we are testing out new pizza stones in the bbq... yummm.... not much movement in the house though.. Tanis (Mr 14yo son...) has just woken up... bleary eyed... and probably going on the computer to shoot some monsters or zombies... Torsten is still in noddy land... he had a bucks night last night... need I say more...

Anyway, these cards were quite fun to do.. I wanted to see how different they looked by changing the colour, shape etc... 2 quite different feels. I searched back through old Mojo Monday sketches... this one was from a while ago.. I am still quite new to the whole Mojo Monday thing so looking at the old ones are quite inspiring! Great also to get you thinking outside the square..






The Stampin' Up! stripes embossing folder has become my new best friend... not too fussy when you just want that little bit extra..

Well, time for that 2nd cuppa... the 1st one didn't quite touch the edges...

Till next time,

Deb x

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Ho Ho Ho...


Ho, Ho, Ho my friends...

yes... the silly season is just around the corner... its frightening!!!! Where did this year go?? Mum  wants to get her Xmas cards done early so she has some new Stampin' Up! goodies coming soon... along with some new bits for me.... stay tuned...

Well, I couldn't wait, so I decided to get a head start on some simple cards that you could do quite a few without too much stress. I used the Stampin' Up! 'Easy Events' stamp set.... a bit of bling and there you have it...





Well, I can hear the kettle boiling... time for a much needed cuppa...
Till next time,
 
Luv Deb x

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Another MOJO Moment...


Hi again...

It's been quite a productive morning in 'The Craft Room'...
The boys have been fed.. & me... need my sustenance... crafting is such hard work!!! Hee hee....
This is my 2nd entry for MOJO Monday... I started out with a round card in mind but just couldn't go there... not sure about the round cards... so, square it is. This time its one for the 'Little Princess' in your life... the only 'Little Princess' in my life is my diva like kitty... Princess Kiara...

Here it is...
 


 
Well... that it from me for a little while...
Till next time,

Luv Deb x

MOJO Monday 260


 
Good Morning all...

It's 8.44 in the morning and yes... I have made a card already... bit sad hey...
Anyway, It's Mojo Monday time for me... and today's card was for the 'Little Men' in your life... mind you the 'Little Man' in my life is already 6' tall and only 14 years old... not too little...

Here is the Mojo Sketch for this week... once again, I played it square...
 


 
If I feel the urge... (more than likely) I might try and do a round 'Little Princess' version... stay tuned..
Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Just a Note


Hi De Ho...

me again with a quick hello...

This card was made after mum showed me a magazine with a fabulous hydrangea stamp set featured on a few cards.... well, didn't have this stamp set.... obviously... so.. I grabbed one of my trusty punches and hand drew & painted all the little flowers and made a card with the same feel. mmm... yes I have way too much time on my hands at the moment... oh.. I sooooo love holidays!!!
 I think it's a bit of a 'Nanna' card... (mum loved it... she's a nanna) but I occasionally have an urge to do a 'Nanna' card...




Well, the boys are itching to get back on line and do a bit more 'gaming' before bed... all I can say is thank goodness for the craft room!!!
Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Here Kitty Kitty...



Hi all...

well, still on holidays.. doing lots!!! My main problem is waiting for the boys to get off the XBox... they have been complaining I am slowing down the Internet connection when I'm blogging... so... while they are eating tea, I'm here frantically typing and posting my latest cards... I have to be quick!!!!!!

This is a birthday card for my beloved 'mad cat lady' friend from work... Happy Birthday Karen!!! Hope you had a great day.. this little kitty card was made with all things (except the sentiment... that's good old Stampin' Up!...) I bought from work... I simply had to include the good old goggle eyes... little kitty had to have goggle eyes!!!


 

Well have to go and quickly post my next card... stay tuned!!!
Till next time...

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Together Forever


Hi Fellow Crafties...

This was the other card I made today...

I have weddings on the brain... stay tuned for more wedding cards.
This 'non-traditional' wedding card was made using the Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch... Love this punch to bits!!!!




That it from me today... time to cook for the boys... pesky housework & wifely duties!!!!!
Till next time,

Luv Deb x


Butterfly Prints


Hi fellow crafties...

It's been a while since my last confession.... err... blog...
any way, I've had a free day and made a couple of cards I wanted to share...

This card started out as a Mojo Monday card that didn't quite get there... wasn't feelin' the love... you know how it is... didn't quite have the Mojo... anyway, I used the 'retired' Stampin' Up! Butterfly Prints stamp set and butterfly punch... I was soooo upset when I found out this one was going... but so many new set available... they are on my wish list...

Instead of throwing out the unused bits... I added some new bits and this is the finish product...
This card was sitting on my desk for the last few days... changed a million times... and finally had to bite the bullet and finish it!!!  Well, this is it...


 
 
Well, time to go and scrounge up something for tea... & share my other card...
Till next time,
 
Luv Deb x

Monday, 17 September 2012

MOJO Monday 259


Hi my friends...

Its late at night, and due to paper crafting withdrawal, I've decided to do a quick Mojo Monday Card... something pretty simple... its all I can manage at this time of night!!! If I get the urge... and the time, I would like to do a 'Man' Card using this sketch... we shall see how we go...

This weeks sketch was just screaming out for another 'Betsy's Blossom' fix... so... out it came to play again. Simply love, love love this set!!! The colours were Baja Breeze & my favourite, Rich Razzleberry...

So... this weeks Mojo Monday sketch was... drum roll....



 

Well, would love to stay and chat... work tomorrow and I need my beauty sleep!!!
Till next time,

Love Deb x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Magnolia...



Hi my Friends...

This is the last post for the day... work beckons...

This little baby, (not too little... 30" x 60") has taken up quite a bit of my free time... finally its finished. Its going in our newly renovated bedroom!!! Loved painting this as I've never done anything so big. The next canvas is sitting... waiting... mmm... what to do next???




Well, have to go have a shower and get ready for work... time is running out!!!

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Cold Process..



Yes, its me again with more to share...

This is another 'new' obsession that is using up lots of my free time. Its one thing that I have watched on You Tube, read about and dreamed of doing... it's making Cold Process Soap. Ive always been too scared to use the Caustic Soda but got over my fear & I'm completely hooked!!!!



This is my 1st ever batch. Its a 'Silky Shea Butter' recipe fragranced with 'Energy' blend of oils.
I had a little bit of Soda Ash on top... just scraped it off with the cheese slicer.. worked well. The hardest thing is the waiting... no peaking for 24 hours. Batch #2 is waiting on the bench wrapped up in a blanket... waiting, waiting, waiting..... that one is a' Macadamia Oil Soap' fragranced with May Chang Essential Oil, a type of lemongrass.  This one smells awesome!!! I will share the pics of this one later...

Till Next Time...

Luv Deb x

Soapy Suds...


Hi Fellow Crafties..

Well, its been a while since my last blog... between work and play, there has simply been no free time.. my paper addiction has had to take a back seat for a while to make way for a few soapy creations. I am testing a few melt and pour bases for quick and easy soaps to put into pamper packs ready for the 'silly season'  (stay tuned... coming soon!)

The latest ones I have tried are Honey (the transparent one) and Mango Butter.. Yummmmm!!!!!
I fragranced the Mango with Sweetpea & Vanilla... can't wait to try that one. The Honey soap was fragranced with Twilight Woods Fragrance... a nice unisex fragrance. Love this one!!



These look a bit ordinary... just testing still at this stage, finding the yummiest bases out there!  I'm looking at using log moulds and making swirls etc... nice...

Well, I have a bit more to share so I had betta get a move on...

Luv Deb x

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