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