Thursday, 28 August 2014


Not quite as OTT as one from yesterday........processed the same with foil tape,  then embossed and painted with black acrylic paint rubbed back.  Die cut two baubles which are hung by chain.

Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes (must be square/ rectangular)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas; merry and bright ( I think it's merry and very shiny bright)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Oh my.....OTT

Well I did warn you !!    I wanted some chain for another piece I am working on and found a horrible necklace ( well I thought it was horrible)  in a charity shop for £1, well I got left with this huge stone and a smaller one and couldn't throw it away......

I'm also playing with foil tape, the kind you buy from Wicks or B&Q   God knows what you are suppose to use it for in DIY...

Anyhoo.....I decided to marry the two together and made this metal effect bling Christmas card !!  The stones look very brown, but their not, it just the light....

The tape is sticky backed so you just cover a piece of card with it, run it through an embossing folder, paint it with black acrylic paint, then rub off as much as you like to get the pewter colour effect.  the flowers I just die cut, but didn't paint so they stayed shiny.

Well there never be another card like it............

would love to enter:
Completely Christmas: anything goes
Craft For the Craic; ctaft item you have never used before
Winter Wonderland; anything goes for xmas

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Gnome !!

Thought I would make this "New Gnome" card for three lovely peeps who have just moved into a new SHED !!  Yes I did say SHED !!
Welcome to your new gnome Gill, Steve and Carol !! 

Lots of fussy cutting, decoupaging and colouring with Spectrum Noir pens !!  The scene through the window is a stamp from the fabby do set from Little Claire called "Sunflowers" and "A Little Gnome " stamp is by Francoise Read from Woodware
Would love to enter:
Allsorts: bright sunshiny colours
Crafting At The Weekend: anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs: in the garden
Alphabet Challenge: n is for natural (mine is raffia )

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Nicki and Jess

Morning peeps !!

Nights have been a bit chilly of late and are beginning to draw in, had to get my woolies out........hay ho !!

It was scrap club and few weeks ago at my local craft centre and I took along my friend Nicki for the first time. Nicki has been a scrapper in past and now mainly does card making.

The theme was "Happy " and Nicki didn't know I was using a photo of her and her super cute cat called Jess which she had sent me. Jess came with the house Nicki bought !!

We are all given a basic kit and lay out idea which you can play around with or not as you like. I kept to the basic lay out design and just added a bit of my own.

With some of the scraps of paper we made flowers, but had the two felt flowers in our kit.

The lay out has a pull out tag to add more photo's and journling.

I didn' have any more photo's so Nicki dropped me in a few more of Jess. They are wonderful as Nicki is taking a photo course at the moment.

Actually I am very pleased with my blog photo's and love my lay out of them both !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Last one

of my Dylusion ink backgrounds...
Hope this puts a smile on your face as it's sooooooo me...I might start off with a craft idea, but never know where I'm going with it and what I will end up with !!

Again swooshed my inks with water to make the background, then used a Tim Holtz splatter mask.  Also used "Whassup? Who Me" / "Hippetty Hoppetty"/"Create" stamp sets by Lindsay Mason.  Fussy cut out my boy and mounted him on 3d foam tape ( I'm not keen on flat cards and I really ought to have shares in Woodware as I buy alot of their tape because its the best !!)
Would love to enter:
My Craft Creations; anything goes
Stamping Sensations: anything goes

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sometimes I just.....

Another one of my Dylusions spay bachgrounds and I have used two of Lindsay Mason stamp sets , "Piffy on a Rock Cake" and "Hippetty Hoppetty".

Coloured my images with distress inks and fussy cut some of them so I could mount them on 3d foam.

I love this one because of the fab colours.....and you know how much I LOVE COLOUR !!

Would love to enter:
My Time To Craft; usually coloured hair
That's Crafty Challenge Blog: stamping ground


Saturday, 16 August 2014


It's time for another monthy challenge at Little Claires and this month the theme is Birthday cards for Men.

I made my card for my nephew Geoffrey who's birthday was last Thurday !!.   I've used the "Good Times " set and a sentiment from " Rebecca's really useful sentiment Male set "
 Good Times clear stamp set
For a change I have used distress inks to colour with and the papers are by Papermania. Lots of faux stitching and I also stamped the watch on the background paper.

There is a WHOOPING PRIZE up for grabs !!
TEN Dinky stamps of choice worth £15 !!

How fantastic is that, pop over to Little Claire Designs now and see all the fabulous stamps !!

You've got to be in it to win it..........

Would love to enter:

Wags 'n' Whiskers ;  birthdays
4 Krafty Girlz; anything goes
DRS Designs: they say its your birthday
Little Red Wagon: happy birthday