Sunday, 29 December 2013

DIY Smash Book... Part 1....

Hi all...

Well, hope you all survived the 'silly season' & are presently shovelling in the last bit of yummy fattening food before you loose all common sense and set a new years resolution to get fit & loose weight... mmm... that would be me!!! This year may be the year I actually stick to it...
maybe...

Anyway, while I am on the subject of confessing my sins...  I have another confession... I have a new addiction... needless to say... its another 'crafty' addiction... I know, its very sad & I do need to get a life!!! I work full time whilst indulging all my 'crafty' addictions... so before work I am pleased to say there is a spare 30mins in the mornings where I get to 'google' and find the latest crafty 'thing'.. and then say 'I can do that!!!' ... If only I can get behind the whole fitness thing with the same enthusiasm as my craft adventures... oh well... sh*# happens!!!!

So this months new 'thing' is the delving into the whole Smash Book adventure!!!! Its HUGE!!! We sell them at work... the books, all the accessories, etc. etc... which is all fine until I saw a You Tube video on how to make your own... the book at work  I had on hold has gone back on the shelf & for the last 2 days I have been making my first of many DIY Smash Books... LLOOOOOOVVVEE them!!!

Here is Part 1 of the continuing Smash Book Saga... (I couldn't wait till I finished to show you all...) I still have to bind this little baby... (another confession..  a Zutter Bind it All... and the wires... etc... is in the post as we speak... naughty Deb!!!) ... will post it once it is finished and bound...

This is it so far... stay tuned for Part 2....


Once you make one... you will look at all your papers with new set of eyes... the above pic is the cover being done... I just glued the paper on... and below is the project so far... I want to add some lush flowers on the cover... still need to bind it and then the fun bit starts... the 'Smashing' part...


 
Many of the 'Store bought' Smash books have a bit of a theme but still a bit 'crazy' in the whole colour coordinating thing... I think my obsessive compulsive side kicked in & stuck to papers from a complete range and added a splash of purple to add the colour... I also opted for a purple gel pen instead of the traditional Smash Pens... at least this way I can write on the black paper... any gluing will be done in my little craft room... not on the run... I also need to get some black elastic to do the pen holder & the book wrap...
 
...bit excited.. can you tell?
 
 
...the above pic is generally what it will sort of look like... just imagine the black binding wires, a black elastic around the pen and there you have it... my very own DIY Smash Book... with a 'love' theme... just in time for Valenines Day...
 


 
So, enough rambling... sorry... I tend to get a bit excited about new adventures...
 
Till next time,
 
Luv Deb x
 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!!


Hi all...

I just wanted to wish you all a safe & Happy Christmas... (the sexy bald guy sitting next to me is my partner in crime Torsten for those of you who don't know... my soul mate...)
I hope you day is filled with lots of yummy food, wonderful family & friends, love, laughter... & maybe a bit of a 'nanna nap' in the afternoon... or a few long blinks in front of TV after lunch so you can do it all again in the evening... then wish you hadn't eaten so much... oh... the joys of Christmas...

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Thanks for visiting through the year....
Lets do it all again next year!!!

Luv Deb x

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!!!


Well... this post is all about 'Dad'.. love you Dad... & a big huge 'Happy Birthday' from me & the Boys... & in case you see this before I get there this afternoon... this is your birthday card, so please act surprised when you open it...

... for those of you who haven't guesses... he turned 77!!! I wanted to do a special card for him... so after much umming & aahhing... this is what I came up with... because he is a wood turner, it had to have some tree/leafy feel to it as well... made the car a bit bigger than the card for a bit of a different look... oh yer... have I mentioned I soooooooo love my Silhouette Cameo... mmmm... think I may have mentioned it before... once or twice... maybe more....




 
Well... time for a bit of housework... mmm... not too excited about that.... and get ready for Dads party this afternoon...
 
Till next time,
 
Luv Deb x

Friday, 20 December 2013

Dad Voucher...

Hi all..

its been a while since my last visit... been busy with all the 'Christmas Stuff'... working, etc. etc... but today I have been busy doing nice things. Today is Dads Birthday... so what better thing to get a dad who has absolutely everything is a 'Voucher Book' filled with all those lovely jobs that you do for families... this is going with a yummy bottle of aftershave... pressie done!!!

The images were downloaded from Pickleberry Pop... love this site and have been using it for years...
It is a set called Games We Play... here is the link... there are some awesome images for the 'boys'....

https://www.pickleberrypop.com/shop/product.php?productid=27953&cat=0&page=1

Click on the dartboard above for the link to Pickleberry Pop
to check out more of the 'Games we Play' download'...

Anyway Dad, Happy Birthday!!!! You deserve to be spoilt as you spoil us all year round... today is your day! Love you Dad xxx








Well... time for a quick splash in the pool, cool off, and maybe some more time in my little craft room to finish the last of my Xmas cards... yes... I am still making them!!!

If you live in Adelaide... try & stay cool (it was a sweltering 43 degrees here yesterday & 40 today!!!)

Till next time

Luv Deb x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Starburst Cards...

Hi all...

These 2 cards were done using a Starburst technique I found on Splitcoast Stampers... so simple yet so effective... It has also been called sunburst cards... oh the joys of google!!!! You have to have a go at one of these cards if you haven't already... heaps of fun!!! This is my take on this technique... I flipped the stencil from the first card, embossed & inked it & hey presto... another card, another different look! This first card was stamped using the Stampin' Up! Morning Meadows Stamp Set... check it out below...


 
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=129678&dbwsdemoid=4006279
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=129678&dbwsdemoid=4006279
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=130698&dbwsdemoid=4006279


 
Well... time to curl up and read my book for a while before bed...
Till next time,
 
Luv Deb x

Saturday, 30 November 2013

New at Wild Wicks...

Hi all...

Well, this is what has been taking up all my time... my wonderful, busy Wild Wicks online 'Shop'... with Christmas just around the corner, its time to buy all those gifts for special people in your life who would love something that is hand made & one of a kind... head over to www.wildwicks.com to get heaps of ideas...

I have added these cute biodegradable palm leaf trays that can be either flat packed... for $4 extra.. or bunch wrapped for an extra $5... each one had a gorgeous wood & felt tag & tied on with sisal twine... one less thing for you to worry about when you are all so busy at this time of year...





These are some ideas of what your Wild Wicks Gift Trays may look like... nice huh...
nothing better than a hand crafted gift!!! Remember to head over to Wild Wicks for all the latest goodies...

Well... time for a cuppa... I will post more Wild Wicks Christmas ideas soon...
Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sweet 16...


Hi all...

Well, believe it or not, these 'Sweet 16' party invites are for my gorgeous son... mmm... 16... what a wonderful age!!! I have the purple party plates... hot pink cutlery & napkins... purple & hot pink cups... oh yer... a big purple fuzzy round mascot to throw around on the night!!! (I may have to post a picture of it... its very cute!) ...& as you probably have guessed... he is a bit of a rat bag... (in a nice way...) and decided he wanted a 'Sweet 16' birthday party.. in pink & purple... oh, I almost forgot the hot pink flashing satin 'Sweet 16' sash... you gotta have one of those!!! My son LOVES his music so the headphones on the skull was the deal clincher...

Here are the invites... LOTS of them!!!






 So, that's what I have been doing yesterday... not a lot of housework done though... oh... what a shame!!!

Till next time,

Luv Deb x

Merry Christmas...


Morning all...

Just a quick hello before I have to go to work... yes... my 2 days off have disappeared yet again!! Some weeks I feel like a little mouse on a tread mill... well, a happy little mouse If I can squeeze some crafting in....
Anyway, enough chit chat, back to the 'card' business... these cards are my Christmas cards for this year... any rellies reading this, please act surprised  when you open the envelope and say the appropriate... oohhh... isn't that a wonderful card... what a nice surprise... you know the drill...

The little stickers were from work and I used the simple layout from the earlier birthday card... we like simple when it comes to mass producing cards....

Here they are...





Well, this little Christmas elf (or was it a mouse...) had better get ready for work... time is ticking...
Ho, Ho, Ho... till next time,

Luv Deb x

Friday, 8 November 2013

Envelope Punch...


If there is just one awesome tool to get for Christmas... this would have to be it... the new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board... makes up to 66 different envelope sizes!!! (including all the usual standard sizes..) It has measurements in both inches & centimetres... cuts corners as well... & for only $31.95 its a great pressie to a fellow card maker.. or a gift for your self.... tell Santa you have been good all year... mmm... depends on what you define as good...


Well... think I can hear the kettle... time for a cuppa...
Will chat again soon...

Luv Deb x

Bright Blossoms...


Back again...

This next simple card was made using the Stampin' Up! Bright Blossoms Stamp Set... this set I have wanted for quite some time.. simple but very versatile... love it!!!

Check it out below...



Being such a simple design made me think it would be great to use for my Christmas cards... stay tuned to show you what I came up with...

Will be back soon...

Luv Deb x

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