Hey! I'm Deb 1 from NJ. I've been doing crafts for as long as I can remember. About 15 years ago I started scrapbooking, which lead to cardmaking about 2 years ago. I also have fun with vinyl and HTV. I'm a retired nurse, mother of 2 grown boys and have been married to my husband for 33 years

Hi This is Deb 2 I am from Essex Ontario Canada and have been in to card making for 6 yeas that lead to paper piecing and 3D papercrafting Also work with vinyl. I am a retired Animal Health Technician, single and the proud pet parent of 3 dogs and 1 cat

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Haunted Halloween House

Hi everyone Debs 2 here and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing with you a project I did that was basically a labor of love.  It took approximately 9 complete hours to do this project over several days and the Weeding was very intense.

 this is how the project look age removing all the vinyl from the edge Leaving me with this outline

the next few pictures will show the progression of the project over the hours

until it was finally complete and I put the vinyl picture on as 11 x 14 white canvas  I must admit I am very proud of the final project and will hang this on my wall for years to come

And finally the finished project

Thanks for stopping by and Hope you enjoyed this as much as i did making it

Debs 2

Monday, 21 September 2015

Bacon My Heart

Happy Monday Everyone  Debs 2 here

Today i finished my Virginia Turtle project and designed two cards using their new Digi's   You just got to check them out.  They also offer a few freebies for you to try before you buy

This first one i used Bacon my Heart  and coloured with Spectrum Noir markers

This second one is the digi stamp Just Breathe  Both a great deal at only $1.50 each  You can find the link on the right hand side of our blog  Just click on the Turtle 

Hope you all have a brilliant week and see you all soon

Debs 2

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Wine Tag and Gelato Background Tutorial

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!!  Deb 1 here sharing a Wine Tag featuring the "Cheers" stamp set from Virginia Turtle Stamps!  I will be using tags like this to give wine to my "hard to buy for" family and friends.

The background of the tag, was made using Gelatos.  Gelatos are a great product and very easy to use.  This is only one of the many ways to use this product and it's quick and easy to do!

The supplies you will need are:  Watercolor paper, Gelatos (your choice of colors), and baby wipes.

Take a piece of paper and one of the gelatos and just start scribbling a section about 3-4" in height.  I start at the bottom and work up, using the darkest color first and work up to the lighest.  After the first color is on, do the same with the next color, just scribble a section, then pick up the third color, and scribble that on.  When you are done, your paper should look something like this.
The next step is to take a baby wipe to start blending the color.  I begin at the bottom and blend the colors up, but it is personal preference.  It doesn't matter if you start at the top or the bottom.  So what you do is just take your baby wipe and wipe it back and forth over the color.  Do not press too hard or you will remove all of the color.  You can also go in circular motion too.
When you get to the second color, just blend it in with the first and continue blending through the colors.  If the wipe gets too dry, it will not blend.  Just use a different spot and continue.
When you get to the last color you can blend some of it down, or just leave it as is.  Just make sure that the scribbles aren't real noticeable.  If you see a spot that you don't like, or have removed too much color in one area, you can always reapply more color and resume blending.  When you are done you should have something that looks like this.
At this point, you can cut it into any shape you want and use for your next project!  I hope this was helpful!  I find it a quick and easy way to make a background in a hurry!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Bewitching Time

Hey there! Deb 1 here with a fun little card featuring a gray haired witch and a sentiment that fits her perfectly!  I distressed the house by sanding the cardstock to give it a more aged look and left the grass semi-high so that the yard looks over grown. The stamp set used is called Witch, Please from Virginia Turtle Stamps!!  If you have never been to their store, check them out....they have lots of goodies. You will find a link to their page on the right side of our page!  Enjoy your Friday night!!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Thinking of you

Happy Friday!!!  I just LOVE the Everyday Panda set from Virginia Turtle!  I love the simplicity of this card. The butterfly was colored red, because to me it looked like two hearts. I cut the bamboo from the Life's a Beach cartridge from Cricut. The edges were distressed just to give it a different look. Thanks for looking!!