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.