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Hi, I'm Debbie and welcome to my blog. I'm a mom to two amazing kids, and wife to a wonderful Husband. I thrive on being creative - thanks to my incredible Mom. She is talented in so many areas; she taught me to sew, enjoy baking and creating from experiences. I enjoy many forms of creativity: Graphic design (my newest venture), sewing, paper crafting and even cake decorating. I am constantly evolving and thus, an avid Pinner! The world and its array of wonderful people, will forever be inspiration. I hope you find something here that will inspire you to find your inner creativity. I love to learn new things and hear about my readers. Please leave a comment if a post has inspired you or just made you smile.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Embroidery- felt and fabric hearts

Hi there. Welcome!
This month I have been rather crafty, but no tag as yet.

I decided to give gifts to the teachers, assistants etc at O's nursery, as he is leaving to start big school. There were 12 gifts that I needed. I did not have money to go out and buy, so decided to explore what stash I had in my craft room.
My husband affectionately calls my hoarding "collecting", and it has paid off. I found felt and fabric, ribbons, buttons and beads, all waiting patiently for their turn.......
I looked through my collection of dies and settles on My Favourite Things heart. I cut out double in each fabric and then looked at the flowers etc that I had made previously.

This is what I ended up with:

Each heart was made with the recipient in mind. O and I chatted about each person and we tried to make things that he associated with that person.
I really had such fun making these. It kept my hands busy while I watched TV, so I did not feel like snacking.....

A few more pics, cause I am really happy with the way they turned out!

I will post the card I made for the nursery on a separate post.

Take care and happy crafting.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - June

I hope all the US readers had a great 4th of July. I have had a busy month, starting to prepare everything for O to start school.
He had his home visit with the teachers, which he loved and he will be visiting the school soon.

Better late than never to post June's tag. This month I had made my tag before seeing what Tim Holtz had done. Not that it matters, as I have just been doing my own thing. I think July will have to be inspired by Tim's tag.

Anyway, back to June.

I have been wanting to use the Tim Holtz movers and shapers "journey" Sizzix die (657203) for a while. I die cut it on printed card stock and then adhered it to my tag (still using the same Tim Holtz Sizzix tag from previous posts).
I then coloured it with B34 copics marker and used crackle medium over it.
The bicycle is Spellbinders (IN023) cut on cream pearl card. I then coloured different parts with my copics - B34; YG41;R37 and silver
The tree is Memory box cut from Kraft card and the grass is My Favourite Things die- namics.
The flowers and butterflies were from tiny punches I have had for years. I shaped the flowers using an embossing ball stick and piece of foam. Tiny pearls were used for the centres. The butterflies were cut from confetti vellumn.
Stickles star dust was used on the leaves of the tree and some elements on the floral card stock.
Twine was used just to Finish it off......

Hope you like my tag. Have a crafty weekend and hope to see you soon.