Monday, 10 December 2012

sign of things to come?

Well what can I say! It's been a very hectic first week of December, my hubby and I had to go to Plymouth to take care of our two grandsons while my son Chris and daughter-in-law Kate went to the Christmas Ball (RN) and while we were there my youngest son Simon's partner Keeleigh went into labour 200 miles away back home (just typical).

There was no time to get Keeleigh to hospital so my wonderful and very brave son delivered his own daughter. Lexi-Mae was born at approximately 21.10 on 1st December 2012 weighing in at a very healthy 6Ib 3oz.

My wonderful son Simon and his beautiful new daughter

Although  Lexi-Mae was three weeks early she and her mummy Keeleigh are both doing well and  Simon has now gotten over the shock of bringing this very special little girl into the world.

My hubby and I travelled back home the very next day to meet our beautiful granddaughter for the first time and I have to say it was well worth the wait, she is just perfect.

Hello Daddy!

So as you can see the first week of December has been a complete whirl wind so I wonder what the next three are going to bring, lets see shall we. Hugs Debs xx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Waterless Snow Globe

Hi everyone, I have just finished my Snow Globe that I have made my swap partner Tina. The swap was held on UK & Ireland craft Swaps over on Facebook. I hope you like it Tina, the photos don't really do it justice. Debs xx

Trying to show the inside with the trees and deer.
I think I may have over done the glitter though

 The back of the Globe showing the trees

All I have to do now is try and send it through the post as safely as possible........oh my.

The Little Extras

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a good day so far.

While I was playing around on Facebook today I came across this very tragic page about a family who lost their beautiful baby boy Stephen. They are trying to raise money for a new headstone amongst other things. I wanted to make you aware of this tragic story and let you know that I am putting some of my things I have made over the past couple of years up for auction to help them with their cause. If you would like to put in a bid for any of the items please let me know buy sending me an email (you will find it on this page) or leaving a comment on here. Please read Kayleigh's Story and try and help if you can. Thanks hugs Debs xxx

Albums and projects up for auction

"Surf Shack" Mini Album

You can see more photos of this one on some of my older posts. Don't forget make a bid by sending me an email or leaving a comment.

"On The Go" Mini Album

"Zoology" Mini Album

More photos on past posts.

"Oh Boy" Mini album

"My Hero" Mini Album (one for the men)

"Spooky Tomb" Hallowe'en Home Decor with Mini Album
(I know Hallowe'en is over but there is always next year)

More photos on past posts

 "Wishes" Mini Album (one for the Girls)

Monday, 12 November 2012

"Santa's Express" DT project for Craft Island's Christmas Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to my blog post. If you have come here from Katy's blog  then you are in the right place. I hope you like what I have created for Craft Island Design Team Christmas Blog Hop using the latest BoBunny "Mistletoe" Collection.

These papers are great, so colourful and vibrant and very easy to use - the ideas will just keep flowing.


For this fab little train I used the Train Tidy from Kaisercraft's Beyond The Page Collection which I then covered using the beautiful "Mistletoe" 12"x12" papers by BoBunny.

I stuck the papers down using PVA glue from my stash and then cut around the shape with my craft Knife.

Once the train was covered in the papers I then attached all the parts together using PVA in all of the joints for extra support. Although this looks complicate to build I found that it was quite easy.

Having constructed the train I then had to decide what to do about the wheels. I decided to punch out some circles using Bazzill card stock and added them to the sides of the engine and carriages. I didn't do the same for the underside of the train, this I painted with black Acrylic paint.

I punched out a few more circles using the Mistletoe papers and added these to the wheels for decoration along with some buttons.

Then came the best bit - decorating the train. First I made some pockets out of Bazzill card stock and patterned papers and stuck these onto the side of one of the carriages. I then cut out some of the elements from the Mistletoe papers and used some of the stickers from the sticker sheet, these I glued these onto some Bazzill card stock which gave them added strength. I then used these tags to add to the train by putting them into the pockets.

I added some beaded trim (I think it looks like icicles) to the engine using hot glue and added some more of the stickers to the side.

I added some beaded trim to the top of the Engine for decoration (I think it looks like icicles) which I attached with hot glue.

Once I had finished decorating the train I needed to think of something to put in it. In the end I decided on a TP mini album (a mini album which is made out of empty toilet paper rolls) for the engine, a Santa's sack for one of the carriages and some sweets were added to the final carriage.

I covered the TP rolls with the Mistletoe paper, this time I found that the 6"x6" paper pad was better for this job.

I made tags out of Bazzill card stock and added tabs to the tops and put these inside the pockets.

I also added some photo mats to the pockets out of card stock and decorated with Chipboard elements from the BoBunny Mistletoe collection.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my Santa's Express altered train as much as i enjoyed making it. Just remember you can add lots of different things to the train carriages - what about a glass of milk and a mince pie for Santa on Christmas Eve (the kids would just love that) or fill the carriages with sweeties and chocolates (you would love that lol), the possibilities are endless.

If you have liked what you have seen and would love to have ago at making one, pop on over to Craft Island ( and have  look at the wonderful range of products they have to offer.

Don't forget leave a comment on each of the Craft Island Design Teams Blogs and you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous BoBunny "Mistletoe" Collection pack.

Right, next stop for the Santa's Express is over at Kristeen's blog. Just follow the link to see what fab thing she has created using the Bo Bunny "Mistletoe" Collection.  Have Fun and a Very Merry Christmas. Xxx Debs xxX