Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas in July

It has been a bit chilly........

Our new challenge theme over at House Mouse and Friends is

And I have use one of my fantastic new gift stamps from Stampendous called "Christmas Kiss" on my non traditional Christmas card. Aren't they adorable !!

Stamped and coloured in with Copics added some frantage snow. Some pink frosty ribbon and purple bobble trim. Punched "Love" using a Fiskars punch and die cut "at Christmas "

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

So break out those HMD, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies and jump right in !!  can't wait to see your fabby do creations !!


Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls: use any image

Monday, 17 July 2017

Tropical Chill

Lovin the free papers that came with this month's Making Cards magazine. So bright and fresh and very me !!

Loads of fussy cutting,  handcut and then embossed frames,  ribbons and pearls to finish off !!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Ribbon dress

Well it was a chilly day yesterday.....I'm not really moaning as you know I don't do hot !!

Got another Prima doll to share with you today, this time her skirt is made using Crafty Ribbons Sheer Puff Dots which comes in so many colours !!
 Made an inky background for my card with distress inks adding some stamping and colouring. Stamped my doll onto white card and coloured in using Copics. Then cut double lengths of ribbon and gathered up,  then glued to skirt in layers,  finishing off with a cute ribbon bow.  Attached my doll to card front with 3d foam tape.  Stamped my sentiment onto white card , the cut words apart adding them to front of card.  The sentiment is by Woodware.
 hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Feather punch dress

Morning all !!

Been a bit wet here and the power has been on and off. Why is it you always want a cup of tea when the power goes off and you can't have one ??  

Found my Prima doll stamps and just had to have a play with them !!

I use to love the paper dress up dolls that came free with the comics !!  

Made a stamped and inky water background, then stamped my doll onto card, coloured and fussy cut her out. Paper pieced the top of her dress and then made the skirt using the Fiskars feather punch using two pattern papers. Then used 3d foam tape to attach her to the front of my card. the sentiment is by Woodware, they have some fab new ones out !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 10 July 2017

Let's Get Some Berries !!

Morning guys !!

Hope life is being kind to one and all, if not my heart goes out to you......

Thank you so much to my friends who have donated to my "Just Giving" page to raise the funds stolen from Gwen,  we'er slowly getting there !!  

Anyhoo...time for another House Mouse and Friends challenge and the theme is:

 These little guys sure are having fum picking their berries !!. I've stamped and fussy cut some extra leaves and one of the mice to add to my little scene.

 Generous SPONSORS are

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 Generous sponsor for this chall is 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors for your continued support

 Now who are you going to play with for this challenge...a Happy Hopper, Gruffie or HMD ??


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Please help if you can...

I will understand if you are unable to....

.but last Friday Gwen, one of my ladies was broken into in the afternoon by two men using crow bars. Gwen was just coming out of her kitchen . The men got away with about £150 in cash, but thankfully they did not harm her.. I'm hoping to raise her £150 and a bit more to give her a little lift and show that someone cares. Gwen is 90..........

I have set up a "Just Giving" page which you can find HERE 

Please do not feel pressured to do this and I hate asking my friends, but i just felt I needed to try and help...

hugs Diane xx 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Fiskars WINNER !!

 ............................................ very high tech as you can see...I'm enjoying a cuppa while picking out the WINNER !!

Sooooooo that's you

Well done sweetie !!

Now if anyone is wondering why I don't use Radom Org it's because it doesn't pick the first or last number in a draw and low and behold I drew no 1 !!

Thanks to everyone who entered and watch out for more giveaways in future !!

hugs Diane xx

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

Friday, 30 June 2017

Savannah Stories

are two stamp sets I found I had from Katy Sue Designs a very long time ago, so it was time I had a play with them !!

I grabbed some off cuts of white card and made more of my inky backgrounds just mixing colours, then away I went stamping !!

Warning over load of photo's......

This was the last little strip of inky background I just couldn't throw away.......made a fab card !!

Don't you just love playing......

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
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