Monday, 22 September 2014


is my favourite time of year, the colours are just wonderful....

And guess what..Autumn/Fall is the next challenge theme for you at House Mouse and Friends !!
Here's my second GDT card,  I 've used a super HMD stamp called "Fall Float"

 My background paper was a piece from my stash which I embossed with a swirly pattern and then inked over it. I then coloured a scrap piece of white card with several distress inks in greens,yellows and pinks and repeat stamped just the leaf and then fussy cut them out. Don't they look real.....

Next I stamped the super cute mouse onto white card, coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens and paper pieced the leaf  and stamped the sentiment. Doesn't show up very well, but I also made a cloud effect round him with a blue distress ink.

Finished off with adding a piece of yellow net ribbon, then made a bow, added a couple of the leaves and a button !!

Be sure to check out the challenge,  all the fab creations by the team and the fabulous prizes up for grabs over at

HM & Friends

Would love to enter:

Penny Black and More: autumn colours
Fantasy Stampers; autumn colours
Gruffies and Guests; anything goes with optiton of fall
Inkspirational; word prompt "flight"
Wags'n'Whiskers: with our furry friends

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Blog Hop


Julie (on right) and I were two of the winners on the Dreamweaver / Woodware Blog Hop  and today I received my fabulous prize and can't thank them enough !!


Boy this little lot sure will get my creativity going !!  Julie got her same prize a few weeks ago and has already made some cards !!

Now where do I start.........

Friday, 19 September 2014


It's my brother and sister in laws wedding anniversary on Monday, so I've made them this "tweet" card

I love this stamp "You're So Tweet" by Little Claire which I've just stamped and coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. The paper is from a stack by First edition called "Bird Song".

hugs Diane xx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

10% Discount Weekend !!


Little Claire are very sorry they won't be at Ally Pally show this weekend......BUT are offering you a special

 if you place an order between

 TODAY and SUNDAY 21st SEPT !! 

 Just enter code KD014 at the checkout online and you will receive your 10% discount ( 20% for Club Members )

 Alternatively give them a ring with your order ( 0151 648 8777 ), quoting the same discount code.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014


...but very Ho Ho Ho CHRISTMAS !!

"Santa's Hat" is a one of the new stamps by Little Claire and its going to be a very useful stamp for you year in and year out !!

My card is was quick to make until I decided to glitter each of my white squares on the gingham backing paper as you do !!

Just lots of matting and layering, coloured with Spectrum Noirs,  two wobbly black lines to edge,  big red bow and button to finish off !!

Would love to enter:
My Craft Creations; always anything goes
My Perfect Life; festive 48 always any christmas card
Completely Christmas: anything goes

Monday, 15 September 2014


I had a fab day last weekend in Brighton, hadn't been there for years !!  My Sunday school outing was always to Hove because my Sunday school teacher had a friend who ran a guest house there and we always ended the day with her with an easter egg hunt in her garden. Anyway my dad started to book holidays with this lady and we went for several years in a row, so spent many a happy holiday in Hove and Brighton when I was a child.

Didn't really remember much at all which might have been a good thing. The day was very murky, but warm...

The Pavilion to me looked a bit tired, but I suppose it s quiet a few years older now  and seeing it through adult eyes !!

The back streets were very busy and colourful with unusual shops. But the main activity seemed to be eating outside !!

Came across some fab street wall art...

Called into an arts and craft fair and treated myself to this sweet embroidered brooch designed by Betty Shek.

Rounded the day off with an ice cream on the Pier...........

hugs Diane xx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Happy Birthday

Boy the months are flying by......

time for a lovely easy challenge for you at Little Claire Designs and this month it's "A Birthday Card ".

My Little Claire stamp is

 Lovely Jubblies- " Keep In Touch ". 

I thought my card would be super for a little boy to send to his Dad or Grandpa.  Lots of layers to this one, loads of faux stitching, gems, twine, distressing and coloured in using Spectrum Noirs and my usual fussy cutting out and decoupaging the little boy  !!

Some lucky person is going to win this lovely lot !!

3 A4 sheets of die cut Christmas decoupage
1 bag of wooden Christmas embellies
LC Stocking Owl stamp

So you need to be in it to WIN it !!

Would love to enter:
Divas By Design: anything goes
Inky Chicks: stitching ( real or faux)
Brown Sugar: celebrations
Sister Act card challenge: anything goes

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