Monday, 8 August 2011

Sheena's New DVD and Winter Stamps

Hi Everyone

Can't believe I haven't blogged since June!  It is scary how quickly Christmas is going to be here!  Mentioning Christmas, reminds me that Sheena Douglass will be launching her Fabulous New DVD and Winter Stamps as a Pick Of The Week on Create and Craft later this week.  The stamps are great and here are a few examples of some of the cards I created using them.

Hope you like them.

Debs x

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Football Ted and Fishing Friends

My latest additions to my website feature that wonderful prize winning bear Popcorn and his friends. He is likely to be popping up again in many guizes. For my little female munchkins I have added my Ladybird Fairy Clock and hopefully I will be adding my Mermaid Clock tomorrow - this will be an addition to my Mermain Money Box, Mini Waste Bin and other items in the pipeline.

On another note, I am wondering where my Crafters Companion Demo Team Shirt is? I have noticed my friend and colleague Marcea modelling hers - I am just a little gealous!

Bi for now

Debs x

Friday, 17 June 2011

New Children's Range of Magical Creations

Hello Everyone

Here is a new addition to my shop  I am working on lots of magical creations for children and will be adding more each day.  I have noticed from my site that I have lots of people visiting from the US so if any of them are reading this, thanks for all your support.  I am also now delivering to Europe and the US with free postage!!!

Each of my creations are hand painted and make lovely gifts or additions to any child's bedroom.

Now must get on, lots to paint.

Bi for now

Debs x

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fusion Madness!

Hello All

Not much blogging this weekend but I have been out of bed at 4:00 and 5:00 am during the weekend - why you might ask - going on holiday?  Travelling to distant places?  No, I got up to paint!  You will all know what it is like when you suddenly get the urge to pick up a paint brush or for non painters it could be a pair of scissors, pens or knitting needles;  with me it is always a paint brush.

I have been trying to work on a whole new product range but until this weekend all creativity seemed to have left me.  However, my muse is back and I am now sure to be on target for my new range to be added to my site at the beginning of July.

I created this elegant bin yesterday morning, and went free-hand as my ink pads were all worn out.  Hope you like it.  Now must get back to my paints.

Happy crafting


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Sakura Pens Meet Art Clay Silver

Hi Ladies

First of all, thank you all for joining.

I thought I would share with you one of my favourite pieces of jewellery that I made using art clay silver and shrink plastic with sakura glitter pens (I love them).  The silver leaves were made using a leaf mould made from a rubber stamp which came in two sizes, large and small.  The small stamp was used for the silver and then I stamped the shrink plastic with the large size and luckily it shrank down to just smaller than the silver. 

This is the only piece of jewellery that I wish I hadn't sold, I just love it so much but my customer loved it too so I know it has a good home.

Hope you like it and maybe it will inspire you to have a go.

Debs x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Welcome Jacqui and Marcea my new followers number 12 and 13 my fellow Crafters :-)  For anyone who is interested, I have now changed my Web Address to and am always interested in any comments about how I could improved my site so please let me know what you think.


Welcome Sheena

How lucky am I, my friend and colleague Sheena Douglass is now my follower number 11!  I will certainly have to improve my blogging skills as anyone who follows Sheena's blog will know, most of her entries are hillarious - she is one of those people who makes other people laugh.  Thanks Sheena.

I have been busy during the last few days making cards for me to actually use - I have lots of birthdays, a wedding and a Holy Communion during this month.  I decided to use the Church Door Scene from Crafters Companion Winter Tales CD but adapt it for my Holy Communion Card.  I think it worked out really well, just whent over the snow with a pen and covered the holly with a lovely Wisteria using my Serif Scrap Book Artist and used a picture of Cara wearing a bridesmaid dress which I then overlayed with a holy communion dress.  I love my Scrap Book Artist.  For anyone who hasn't used it, if you like using a PC and want to actually see some of the pictures you take rather than them being stuck on your PC never to be viewed again, then SBA is a must and really easy to use.  Now you may be wondering where the picture is?  Just realised I posted it without taking a picture !!!!! So I have attached a picture of a Mothers Day card I made using Sheena's lovely stamps.

Now must get on, I have a stall at a summer fair at the beginning of July and need to make lots of things to sell.

Debra x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Just for Sara

My friend and colleague Sara Davies sent me a mail recently asking if I could create some simple cards using paint fusion for the German Launch of Sheena's Paint Fusion products. It was surprising how hard it is to create simple cards, and what is my idea of simple may not be simple may not be another persons idea of simple. However, here are a few of the cards I came up with. I wasn't as clever as Katie who added German Text, I felt that knowing my luck I would probably end up saying something totally inappropriate when translating!

I have been a bit quiet lately as I have been busy with my new Grandson and also working on a new set of products using Polymer Clay which will be going up for sale in July.

Thanks for any comments, all I need are more followers!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sunflower Inspiration

When I painted this box, the Sunflower looked so cheerful that I decided to change my website which I have always had in black. I felt that since I spend my life surrounded by coulour, my site should be colourful too. I must admit, I tend to like to change my website the way I move my furniture around but this does cause problems as I have to order new stationery each time. However, I think I am happy now with the bright blue background and sunflower image.

I have not been painting for last few days which is driving me mad but I have a VAT return to complete (yack) and I have also been getting to know my new Craft Artist software. Oh, and I wanted to finish off some knitting I was in the middle of. No sign of my new Grandson yet, he was due on the 11th, my daughter is being very patient about it!

I will be spending the rest of the day creating a memory book for an 80 year old lady's birthday - love doing this so it should be a pleasant day.

Debra x

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Nursery Make-over

According to my clock it is after 2:00pm - it lies! Since I got up at six this morning and haven't yet moved from my computer, how could it be? Paperwork, I hate it! What I should be doing is coming up with a new design for some nursery accessories. I painted these for my first Grandson Tyler but we need a new set as my second Grandson is due today! So far, a brush has not been in my hand.

For anyone that wants to personalise their Nursery, take your curtain or bedding design and recreate on your accessories.

Must dash.
Debs x

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Just had to share my House Mouse Card

I have made this card as part of the House Mouse and Friends May Challenge and even if it doesn't win, I just loved making it.

Debra x

Debra x

What a Weekend

How lucky am I? I have spent the last 3 days with Sara,Leann, Claire, Michelle and Meg from Crafters Companion and as if that wasn't enough, I was joined by the best group of Crafter/Demonstrators you could wish to meet! Now you may think that no one could get luckier than that, but you would be wrong, because we also had a visit from Sheena yesterday who ran a Paint Fusion Workshop for us all!

I would like to say to the ladies who joined me, Tracy, Katy, Shirley, Nicolla, Marcea, Paula, Nandia, Mandy, Jacqui, Louise, Louisa and Lyndsey (so sorry if I spelt any of your names wrong) that it was great to meet you all and I for one, hope we can get together again some time.

Debra x

Friday, 6 May 2011

Welcome Home

Welcome home to Sheena who must be exausted. I have been Paint Fusioning all week but decided to take the day off in an attempt to give some toilet training to my 5 month old baby Crystal. She has decided that anything that constitutes a cave, i.e, under Gran's bed, under the desk, in the few spare inches behind the sofa is the perfect toilet!!! This is not great and because of her size it is nearly impossible to catch her in the act. Although she is much bigger now than when she first came home with us (she was 1lb then) she is still only just over 3lbs and fits perfectly in all those little places that we cannot easily get to! If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Once again, enjoy a couple of days of rest Sheena.

Debra x

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More Paint Fusion

What a glorious morning it is and according to the forecast it is going to get even warmer for the weekend!

Today's picture is of my box set project using Sheena's Paint Fusion Sweet Pea Stamps and although I say it myself, they worked out really well. Anyone who has watched the Pick of The Week on Create and Craft this week will have seen them during the shows. The boxes are lovely to paint and make fantastic gifts. There was quite a bit of work in these but they can be painted using a much simpler design and the lids can be painted in a contrasting colour rather than matching in with the main design which is what took me quite a bit of time to stamp and line up.

Hope you like them.

Debra x

Monday, 2 May 2011

Paint Fusion With Sheena Douglass

I am delighted to announce that I am now one of Sheena's Design Team and have enjoyed working on various samples for the latest pick of the week on Create and Craft. I am adding lots of hand painted wood gifts and home decor items to my website during the next few weeks as well as painted glass and bridal stationary. I will be issuing a detailed worksheet for various paper crafting projects via my newsletter, so if you wish to receive these please visit my website and join my mailing list via the Contact/Mailing List Tag.

I'm Back

I cannot believe that the last time I posted on my blog was in August 2010! I have been busy looking after my 92 year old Gran who became very ill and moved in with us during October last year after I spent several weeks living with her. I am glad to say that all the hard work has paid off as she is now back to her old self. Don't ever listen when Doctors and relatives write someone off. It is truly amazing what a difference love and proper care makes. No one thought Gran would make it until Christmas and here we are in May with her getting stronger every day.