Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thank You Card

Whoo Hooo my mojo is back, after having a very stressful time before Christmas, things have settled, and so my Mojo is back :-)
Here's a card I've made with just about my new favourite Stamp Set-Spiced Paisley (SU). I love the richness of Indian designs.

I've sponged in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight then smooched with Gold. A couple of pearls and the card is ready.
I'm entering this at Gingersnap Creations Once in a Blue Moon Challenge- where they're asking for Thank You cards.

Debi x

Venetian Mask

Our Holiday Challenge at Craft Room Challenge is Anything Goes! What fun :-)
Anyone who's been following my blog for a while will know that I have a mild obsession with Venice Lol.
I also love Christmas, because a traditional english Christmas just doesn't work here in the Southern Hemisphere, at least not for me and my family, I like to go with themes, this year I did a Venetian theme again (though different colours to last year), here is the mask I made for this years table.

I took a plain mask and using mod Podge used the napkins I'd bought for the table to cover the mask, I then added glitter in various forms and some bling, I love how it turned out.

I also made the crackers again this year using Venice stamps, I use my friend Delys Cram's tutorial for the crackers, it's the best one I've found.

Finally here are some more photos of my christmas table this year.

Wishing you all a peaceful and Joy filled 2012.

Debi x

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fancy Egg Box

I needed a little gift for someone so I made a fancy Christmas egg box with our Free range eggs in it, combined with a handmade wool angel and card.
I used lots of different dies to create all the elements as well as the SU Stamp Set Word Play, which is one of my fav sets. I added some seam binding which I aged and it's all done.

I'm entering this over at Just Add Ink where the challenge this week is wrap or create a gift box :-)

Wishing you all Happy Holidays

Debi x

Monday, December 12, 2011

dies and punches

There were so many pretty entries for the Handmade flowers Challenge at Craft Room Challenge. This week Nikki has asked us to use Die cuts and Punches. I've made this cute vintage box, using dies, and decorated it with more die cuts and some handmade flowers.
Don't forget to check out the other DT's pretty work.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

another Tag

here's my take on Tims Tag Day 2, free hand drew and cut the reindeer, and I love this Kraft resist paper.
I'm adding the is at Inspiration Emporium Challenge.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas tag

Here's my take on Tim's Tag Day 1, I did my own version of the background, I sponged, dry embossed with craft ink in the folder then clear wet embossed- I think it looks fab.

Adding to the Inspiration Emporium Challenge too.

Debi x

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Tag Day 3

For various reasons I haven't been doing much crafting and I so needed to do something, here's my take on Tim Holtz's Christmas Tag Day 3.

I'm entering this over at Inspiration Emporium
All Stamps and Inks are SU.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pretty Flowers

As always your entries into our travel Challenge- were stunning- giving us a tricky job of choosing! The winners will be announced next tuesday.
For this challenge, hazel has challenged us to create our own flowers, I made this funky card for a friend of mine loves red- she has red everything!!
Don't forget to check out the DT flowers at the Craft Room

have a great week

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Venetian Dreams

We had some lovely entries for our last challenge, including a few men crafters which I loved to see. This fortnights challenge at Craft Room Challenge, has been picked by me :-)
I've chosen a Travel or Postcard Theme, I love vintage postcards, but I also love how travel, and even dreaming of travel can truly be inspiring.

For my piece I've created this mini accordian book, it's about 2 inches square, I've used the 2 Venetian sets by Darkroom Door, to create this lovely little book. I've used my fav techniques- sponging and collaging. For the inside of the covers I used some silk like fabric, to give a luxury feel.

As usual some gorgeous work done by my fellow Design team members, so be sure to check them out and join in the fun.

Have a Great Week

Debi x

Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Scene

As you probably know by now I love creating scene cards :-) This is my latest scene creation. I've used various stamps.

I love the green freshness of the scene, with a hint of the sparkly snow.

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges:

Crafty Individuals monthly Challenge- Winter Wonderland

Christmas Inspirations- Bows

I Did It Creations Challenge Blog- Christmas/winter

Ribbon Girls -Jingle All the Way to Christmas.

Have a great week every one.

Debi x

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For a Man

Gosh hard to believe that we are already up to Challenge 12 over at Craft Room Challenge This time Mervi is challenging us to produce something with a masculine feel, these are always tricky! I've created this 12 x 12 scrapbook page of my ancestor, using some delicious flocked patterned paper, and then creating the tag using various stamps, smooch and sponging.
My fellow DT members have created some stunning work, so be sure to check them out and join in the fun.

Debi x

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

I've had such fun creating this wall hanging for my front door :-) Halloween isn't big here in New Zealand, but I just love all these fun spooky things and the colours.

I've started with a chipboard scallop circle, which I've sponged and stamped, I created the ruffle around the edge with patterned paper. Then I've added handmade roses and leaves, bling, glitter, ribbon, twine and finally some raven feathers (actually featherrs from one of my chickens ;) ).
It's looking lovely hanging on my front door all ready for tomorrow.

I'm entering this hanging into the following challenges:

Shabby Tea Room Happy Halloween, with orange, black, purple and twine.

Gingersnap Creations GC123 Ravens.

Simon says Challenge Anything Goes.

Whatever you're doing for Halloween have a great night.

Debi x

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Colour, Any Colour

I had a bit of a panic when I realised the international posting day is nearly upon us and I still have 30 christmas cards to make!!! So looking for inspiration in blogland and wanting to use a new stamp set featuring this cute polar bear. I've gone with the Show a colour any colour challenge over at Simon says Stamp and Show
Blue is definately one of my favourite colours.
I've sponged and masked and added some glitter to create the snowy backdrop, then I've stamped the polar bear and dimensionalised him, added some ribbon and glitterery snowflakes and the card is done. I have to say the photo doesn't really do it justice, as this is very pretty with all the glitter.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Debi x

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween ATC

I've made this fun Halloween ATC, and I'm entering into the Anything goes/Vintage challenge over at ATC Challenges

Debi x

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Christmas

I've made this simple Christmas card, using some sponging and masking techniques. I love creating sepia cards/scenes, as they do remind me of the old fashioned sepia photos and postcards, which I love. I've added some stripey patterned paper and seam binding as well as some gold brads and gold smooch just to add a little lift.
I'm entering this in the Show us your Stripes Challenge over at Simon says Challenge

Debi x

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kindness Tag

I've created this tag for the Rogue Redhead Challenge, which is Fabulous Quotes. The quote stamp I've used is from a retired SU set, and I love it.

"Kind words can be easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Theresa.

I've sponged and stamped the tag, with several stamps, added some flowers, lace, jewels and some sponged seam binding, and it's done. It has a spring feel because down here in the Southern Hemisphere we are entering Spring x

Have a great Day

Debi x

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Black and White

It was lovely to see all your Feline creations over the last 2 weeks :-) catch up with us next tuesday for the winners. This next fortnight at Craft Room Challenge Kim has challenged us to use just Black and White, this is always such an elegant colour combo. Check out the other DT samples Here.

For my card I wanted to use this pretty stamp, so I've created a "grown Up" Halloween card. As always I love to see your creations.

Debi x

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Card

Today at Crafters Anonymous Bek has shown us how to make a Tri Shutter card, I've always wanted a go at one of these but have been put off by the fancy folds and cuts, Bek made it real easy :-) I've made a Trick or treat card, I love how it's turned out.

I've used the halloween set from crafty Secrets to decorate it, as well as sponging the background, these cards are great for using a whole set of stamps LOL

I'm entering this card into the current challenge over at Simon Says Stamp where the current challenge is Halloween or Goth. The DT have created some stunning samples so make sure you go and check them out.

Debi x

Turquoise Delight

I've been busy crafting this last few days :-) here's my second post of today. I created this with the Gingersnap Creations GC120 Turquoise, Blue and Purple challenge in mind. I love this new stamp set from Lost and Found, which is where the tightrope walker is from. I've sponged and stamped the background with various stamps. I created this card with our gorgeous daughters in mind, to inspire them to Wish Big !!

Debi x

Case Study Christmas

There's some great Christmas inspiration from the Case Study DT and I've had time to play along this week. I wanted to create a folky feel christmas card and I love how it's turned out.

I think the stitching and the sponged edges really bring it all together.

Debi x

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween and Autumn Treats

I've created these cute Halloween Autumn projects with various Sissix and Spellbinder Dies and my lovely Big Shot machine.
I made the cute treat box and decorated it using stamps from Crafty Secrets.
I also made this gorgeous Autumn Flower brooch with material from my stash.

I'm entering my projects into the following challenges:

Use the big shot at Crafters anonymous

Orange and Black at My Time to Challenge

Spooky or Orange and Black at Shopping our Stash
have a great week everyone

Debi x

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Egg Box

We have new neighbours, and we wanted to make them feel welcome, but what to give someone you've never met? So hubby had the idea of fresh free range eggs from our hens, and then he said "you'll be able to pretty them up" so I worked my magic on this egg box, and I love how it's turned out.

I've used pretty paper and stamped using an egg image to produce the belly band for the egg box, add a sentiment and some ribbon and I love how it's got a homey feel.
The card is brayered, after clear embossing the image.

Our new neighbours were over the moon :-)
Have a great sunday
Debi x

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cats, cats and more cats....

Zoe is choosing our new challenge over at Craft Room challenge and she loves cats ;-) I love cats too but I'm allergic to them, so I have to make do with looking at over peoples cats.
So the challenge is to produce a piece of loveliness with cats on it.
Here's my card, I've gone for a simple scene, the idea came to me first thing in the morning as I woke, and so I just went down to my studio and put the card together, I love when that happens.

As usual I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, and don't forget to check out the gorgeous pieces created by the rest of the DT.

Debi x

Monday, October 3, 2011

cute mini scrapbook

Tonight at Crafters Anonymous, Tia has taught us how to make this cutest mini scrap or brag book. They're real dinky and I love mine. Perfect stocking filler for grandma ;)

Debi x

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rugby Scrapbook page

Here's the page I've created for September- at Crafters Anonymous we are creating a page a month, and for september it has to be the rugby world cup. The whole of nZ has gone rugby crazeee :-) with flags every where- but great fun. My hubby took our boys to their first international match on sunday night, and what a game it was! Argentina v scotland so close down to the wire and all that.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vintage Fan

Tonight was my turn to teach at Crafters Anonymous and I taught the ladies how to make this decorative fan, I think it could be used as a mini scrapbook too- many uses :)

Debi x

Vintage Spring tag

Over at Crafters Anonymous we are welcoming Spring, yep down here in the Southern Hemisphere Spring is definately on it's way. We've asked everyone to either use this SU set called Nature's Song or anything with a bird or spring theme. I'm also entering my tag at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is vintage.
I started by stamping the ATC with the bird and the egg images. then I've sponged the background. then for the base of the tag, I've stamped and sponged and distressed. Then I've added some pretty lace, flowers etc. I like how it's turned out, and I think the colours shout Spring.

Debi x

Travel Bookmark

I'm just sneeking this travel inspired bookmark in to the Once in a Blue Moon challenge over at Ginger Snap creations This challenge was to choose any of the previous art Exchanges, I chose travel bookmarks, I had been hoping to make a few, but time ran away with me and so it's just the one I'm afraid.
I have created a pretty paris themed bookmark, there is quite a bit of texture added with tissue paper, but the bookmark isn't bulky, so should work well as a bookmark.
Whole heap of stamps on here, including SU Artistic Etchings, Faith In Nature and Provencal.

Have a great week everyone.

Debi x

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anything Christmas

Our new challenge at Craft Room Challenge is Anything Christmas :-) I love Christmas and so I've made this whole gift collection, of card and gift cracker. I love the red and green christmas colours with lots of sparkle. As always can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Debi x

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cutest owl box

Tonights online class at Crafters Anonymous was taught by Deb Spejiers a Guest Tutor- and she taught us this cutest little Owl box- isn't he a cute critter?

Debi x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Christmas ATC

Over at Rogue Red Head Challenges Shar has asked us to make a Think Outside the ATC. I love ATC's at the best of times, but adding elements to the design to add extra dimension looks really cool. I have christmas on my mind at the moment ;-) so I've gone with a Christmas Theme. I've stamped and coloured the background and mounted onto some textured cardstock. I've then added some roses, ribbon, bling
and holly and a Christmas stamped image from Hero Arts. I added glitter to a chipboard bird for the final touch.

Have a great rest of the week.
Debi x

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrapbook Page

I've really felt like doing some scrapbooking- I do love it and my kids love looking at the pages. Over at Crafters Anonymous, we've been creating pages for each month of the year, these are my July Pages. I love how they've turned out.
These are probably my fav pages so far this year.

Have a great day everyone

Debi x

Monday, September 12, 2011

Teen Tribute

Gosh, it's been so long- too long since I had a play along at GingerSnap Creations. Here's a little wall hanging I've made for the GC115 Challenge- Tribute To Teens. I have to say I just love this. I've coloured the base using inks and gold acrylic paint. I've stamped random images with Cherry Cobbler (SU Ink), then embellished with a few bits and bobs from my stash. Finally I've hung the piece using one of those tag things- don't know what they're called.

Over the next few months this will become my main blog, I hope you get chance to visit sometimes, have a great week.

Debi x

Monday, May 9, 2011

Coaster Swap

Remember the Coaster Notepad I showed you a couple of weeks ago? Well today my swap from Lynette arrived. Isn't it gorgeous, amazing detail, I especially love the rosebud :-)
Lynette doesn't have a blog (yet) so please leave her some comment love here. x

Debi x

Monday, May 2, 2011

Red And Gold

I made this frame for my Friend Jane the acupuncturist, who's been treating my son. I wanted to say thank you :-)
I have coloured and stamped on chipboard and added glossy crystal effects and shimmer.
I am entering this into the Red and Gold challenge over at Gingersnap Creations

have a great Week

Debi x

Monday, April 11, 2011

Coaster Notepad

Inside Coaster

I've made this Little coaster notepad holder for a private swap with a new cyber friend. I hope she likes it. I'm also entering in the Once in A Blue Moon challenge over at Gingersnap Creations. Which is a really cool challenge, we get to chose ANY of the past challenges- which I can tell you was actually a tough call. This is and old challenge Chestnut Theme GC53 Read and also a Supply Challenge of Chipboard.

Debi x

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Free Your Bird

Over at Mixed media monday the challenge is to stretch yourself and produce a piece of art in the opposite size to your norm. I've been doing Atc's and postcards, teerified of the large blank canvases waiting in the corner :) so here's my biggest piece so far - it's about 40 cm X 55 cm.
I'm really happy with how it's turned out and I think I'm not scared of blank canvas any more :)

Media Used
Gouache, acrylic, pen & ink. Vintage paper.