Thursday, 31 October 2013

Reindeer massacre!

I bought these reindeer cookie cutters on holiday in Norway & I've been itching to use them! My logic was that the Daddy & Mummy reindeer would make mahoosive Xmas cookies, & the baby would be reserved for using with air dry clay on my Xmas cards - a twofer!!

But......the poor reindeer didn't survive the migration from the hot climate (aka the oven!) to the cool expanse (work top!)  The legs & antlers fell off :-(. Looks like a reindeer massacre!!!

The only recognisable little guy is this one & even he's got non-survivable injuries with that broken back [sigh]. 

Note to self - remember to trim extra dough away from between reindeer legs - this one definitely looks like a boy! Oooh-er!

I'm afraid they're all destined for reindeer heaven (yum yum!!) Linking this to Annie's Friday Smiles, cos it made me laugh!

I put my lunacy down to all the painkillers I'm taking for my ribs, and lack of sleep - sorry peeps!!

Debs xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Perpetual calendar

This is the project for my all-day workshop on Saturday Nov 23rd in Chandlers Ford, Southampton (near Winchester, just off the M3)

It's a perpetual calendar, which means it can be used year after year - great idea! It's made up of small cubes and tubes that have dates and months on them, and it can be decorated in your choice of colours. 

All materials will be supplied, the workshop runs from 10am - 4pm and costs £30 - bring a packed lunch, or there's a shop nearby to buy something. 

It should be lots of fun, so if you live within driving distance of Southampton, why don't you come along? 

Please get in touch if you have any questions, or to book your place, my e-mail is in the sidebar. 

Hope to see you there!

Debs x


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Woyww Halloween

This is my messy desk today - front & centre the offcuts of some bright colours from my snippets box - colours I rarely use, like purple, bright orange & lime green, but they are absolutely perfect for Halloween!!

And these are the Halloween cards I'm making with them!

I've used Spellbinders Ovals and Floral Ovals for the centre piece, and loads of offcuts of white card - I have an entire box of these, and it's used regularly! The stamps used are a Hero Arts Halloween set, and a Pumpkin and Aubergine Halloween set - lots of useful little images in there! 

This is a Wiper card, when you pull the sides, a little flag pops up with a hidden message - love it! We'll be making this at my classes next week - just need to add a few bats!

So I'm going to link this to Pixies Snippets Playground, then go off & see what's on other people's desks via Julia's blog hop. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Friday, 18 October 2013

Venice scrapbook layout

I'm slowly scrapbooking our lovely Med cruise from last October (was there this time last year - sigh)

This layout came about because I have several pads of gorgeous K & Co papers that mix & match, and have been used on other scrapbook pages. I keep all my offcuts tucked inside the original pad in an A4 cello bag, so I can always find then

The scalloped borders were punched from leftover strips using a Martha Stewart deep punch (Daisy I think). The photo mats, letters and one flourish came from offcuts of toning Bazzill card. The final flourish from a snippet of gold mirri 

So this one has to be linked to Pixies Snippets Playground, cos the embellishments were a veritable raid in the snippet box!

Happy crafting peeps :-)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Swing card

Sorry to anyone who checked my blog for class details - blogger is playing silly wotsits and won't let me update my class dates - grrrrrr!!!

This is the project for next weeks classes in Chandlers Ford, Southampton on Tues/Weds 

A great little Swing card - perfect for men! 

In the meantime, if you're interested in joining us, please get in touch - email & phone in the side bar. We have a happy group of ladies who meet once a fortnight to learn a new technique or project. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Monday, 7 October 2013

More Christmas Dufex Stickers

Hi everyone, I've been out of circulation for a week or so due to a nasty case of having popped 3 ribs - had them 'put back in' last week - major OW!!! so been feeling a bit sorry for myself, still in quite a bit of pain and rather restricted in my movements, so not much crafting done.  But this weekend got back into the swing working on my sample for a 1-day Saturday workshop soon (watch this space!) and some snippets Christmas Cards :-)

I had a few holly flourish due cuts leftover from another Christmas project, and they'd been transported to & fro in a bag & got a bit mangled........

I couldn't bear to throw them away, so decided to chop some & add them to some Dufex stickers & snippets of card & mirri to make some bigger Christmas cards. some still look a little bent up lol!!

The background papers were leftover prints from a CD, that I'd part-used to punch flowers. The dark blue & mirri card stock used  to mat & layer are all from my snippets box, as are the punched white snowflakes. I finished off with a few dots of Stickles glitter glue to bling up the background & holly :-)

I'm linking these to pixies snippets playground, cos I used lots of snippets!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x