Friday, 10 August 2018

Maybe a bit shabby chic ??


Not sure, but I love it guys !!

Just the hem off one leg from my brothers jeans makes a sweet bracelet.





























Add some fab cotton lace from Crafty Ribbons, a bit of embroidery and a few beads !!


















































These is enough to wrap it round your wrist twice and add a nice fastener. Would make a fun gift for a teenager I think.

 Well that would be ME then !!


Going to add a charm to the fastener as well I think....

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 6 August 2018

Stitching real or faux


Morning guys !!

I always leave my Christmas card makes to the last minute, but decided this year I would try and get ahead. Our fun House Mouse and Friends challenge this fortnight is as always


or the option is


Now I love doing machine stitching on my cards so I have added a lot on my Christmas card using the Stampendous HMD called "Angel Mice" My other love is anything with a vintage feel, so these papers were fab after a bit of distressing....

































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Bio.
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
 
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Sunday, 5 August 2018

My brothers jeans.....


Morning guys !!

As some of you know I have been making things with the denim from a pair of old jeans which belonged to my brother...if he wants them back now their have turned into a very short pair of shorts !!

So thought I would share the makes so far starting with the last make , this cute hugs bear....






























Another one is almost finished and several more planned so watch this space folks !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 30 July 2018

Christmas in July


Morning guys !!

Nice its a bit cooler now and we have had some rain !!

So its not so bad to be thinking of Christmas in July which is our theme over at House Mouse and Friends !!

Here's my midway reminder card using the super cute Stampendous HMD called "Christmas Characters"




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 So nows a good time to start your Christmas cards and enter our fun challenge with any HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie and you might be one of our winners !!

Can't wait to se what you create !!

 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Hochanda today !!


Morning guys !!

Who is getting any sleep with this heat.............I'm alright for a while then wake up over and over again sooooooooo hot !!  I know I shouldn't moan, but just need a break...

Anyhoo, so excited that today on Hochanda at 12.00 and 4.00,  Jo (Luv Crafts) will be showing the steampunk collection and heres is a few more of my samples.....they is one more, but wasn't time to get a photo.....

































Think you will agree, something a wee bit differnt from me, but boy did I enjoy making these !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 23 July 2018

Luv Crafts


Morning guys, hope you are all coping with this heat. Sorry to say I am not....

BUT..

A good bit of news...I have just joined the Luv Crafts design team and Jo has two shows on Hochanda this Wed 12.00 and 4.00. 

Its all about steam punk and it doesn't have to be dark... here's one of my show samples to prove it !!

Love this lion !!
































Lots of fab samples by the rest of the girls so please do try and watch !!

If you are on fb then please hop over and join our fb group HERE


hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Woodland animals


Adore the woodland animal free papers in this months Making Cards mag, just had to make some simple cards !!


































You really only need a bit of ribbon, a few buttons and a nice sentiment and you have some really cute cards !!

hugs Diane xx
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