Thursday, 6 July 2017

Denim Note Book Cover + Fiskars Giveaway !!

I wanted to make something different and came up with the idea I would challenge myself to see how many things I could make from an old pair of jeans kindly donated by my brother.

The first project was this wrist cuff using ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.

Made from a strip cut off one of the legs.

Now my next project for Fiskarettes UK... a denim note book using one of the pockets.

Just cut a piece from the jeans round one pocket the size you would like your note book to be. next cut two cardboard pieces the same size, cover one with pattern papers on both sides, the other only one side. Glue the denim piece on the front of this one. Punch holes down left hand side to take your wires.

I bought a cheap A4 lined not book, punched holes as before and cut it down to size to fit my cover and then bound with my wires. Then you can go mad with decorating the front with ribbons, buttons and pearls !!

The pocket is fab for holding your fav pens and scissors ect.....

Now talking about scissors, I have a fantastic pair of designer Fiskars scissors to give away to one lucky person in the UK.

 Designer Scissors (8")

Just add you name to Mr Linky and I will pick a winner on Monday 3rd July !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Little Piggy

So nice to have cooler days and some poor old Hugo and I some time to recover and guilty free crafty play time !!

Love playing with my distress inks making inky backgrounds and I was very lucky and won a new SU stamp set called "Litle Piggy" on fb !!   Love love love the flying piggy !!

This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set

This set is sooooo cute !! You can get this set and all other SU products from Michelle Last HERE !! She is such a sweet helpful kind person.......

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 26 June 2017

Yellow and or Orange

 A good morning to you !!

Monday again and off we go with another House Mouse and Friends Challenge !!

Me being me I chose BOTH !!

Love this Stampendous HMD called " Pretty Guinea ". Shes all ready to party I think !!  Just stamped and coloured with my usual Copics.  I've used a Sweet Dixie die to make the flowers adding gem dots to centres and some ribbon and bows at bottom.

We have two fabby do prizes up for grabs guys !!


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)


 HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)

Second Prize is 

New Stampendous clear stamp set for ONE lucky winner donated by teamie Christine 

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More; anything goes
The Ribbon Girls : any image + ribbon
Allsorts; flower power

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Chicken Run

Morning guys !!

Today is my first DT post for Crafty Ribbons !!  Lovely Ali asked me to join the design team and as you know I always have ribbon on my projects so what could be better than to have loads of wonderful ribbon to play with !!
So today I have for you a chicken box card using Crafty Ribbons "Summer Festival Chicken" ribbon to go with my "Hey Chick" Stampin Up stamps !!

Lots of fun stamping, colouring in with copics and fussy cutting out on this one .

I always find it hard to get good photos of this kind of shaped card, but I think you get the picture.

For loads of inspiration why not pop over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and Crafty Ribbons FB page !! 

Hope you all have a fabby do weekend, its so nice to enjoy a cuppa again now its a bit cooler !!

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Card Club

 Saturday was Card Club at AMOM and we made two cards using the free stamps that came with the Creative Stamping magazine.
These are my two versions. Love the sailor !!

Hope you are all keeping safe in the sun, far too hot for me !!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Fiskarettes UK

 Most of you guys know I design for Fiskars on the Fiskarettes UK fb page. If you have never checked it out then please do as the team have some amazing inspiring projects to share with you !!

We also love you to share any creations you make using anything with us as we all get inspired by one another. There are loads of fab giveaways and a regular contests and we often give you the  chance of becoming a Guest Designer !!

Thought I would share some of my past makes with you today....
 Well there are just a few of my never know I may have a Fiskars giveaway myself on here VERY SOON PEEPS !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

GD for Crafty Ribbons

The lovely Ali from Craft Ribbons asked me if I would like to do a Guest Designer spot on FB,  now who is going to say no to that !!

 So here is my project,  a wrist cuff made with the Butterfly Ribbon Pack

Ribbon Pack - Butterfly

It's very easy to make from a strip of denim cut from the leg of an old pair of jeans ( mine  kindly donated by my brother )

Everything is hand sewn with invisible thread. From my stash I cut a piece of knitting lace in half and added a piece top and bottom, then a piece of the check ribbon. Next I gathered a piece of sheer ribbon and attached it down the middle. Then I fussy cut some of the butterflies out adding two together and attaching then on top of the gathered ribbon. Finished off with two rows of pearls and two hooks and eyes to fasten the cuff.

Think of all the fabulous Craft Ribbons  YOU COULD  use to make this !!

hugs Diane xx

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