Monday 30 September 2013

Woodware Sept Sketch

Oh dear's been a whole week and no blog posts from me !!

Where does the time go !!
I'm afraid I'm going to be like buses...don't see one for ages and then three all come at once !!

Anyway today is the last day to enter Woodwares monthy sketch challenge for September and I've just made it !!

Here is the sketch

And here is my cute little christmas card

 I love gnomes so just had to have Woodwares "Christmas Gnome". I think he is something different for this year's christmas cards, don't you  !!

I've paper pieced him using papers from Trimcrafts " Nordic Christmas " stack

Would love to enter
Woodware; monthy sketch challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas: 3 main colours (mine are red green white)
Totally Gorjuss: trandional christmas colours

Sunday 22 September 2013

Fun with Lindsay

Spent a fab morning/afternoon
 with Lindsay Mason yesterday !! 

Lindsay is a regular visitor to my local craft centre AMOM. I know I keeeeeep saying this, but if you get a chance to see Lindsay demo anywhere then don't miss it !!  She is a fab demostrator, fun to be with and you'll learn a heck of a lot !!

As you can see there was alot of us  !! Everyone is busy doing the make 'n' take card.

Here are some of Lindsay's samples,.

And no this isin't one of Lindsay's samples !!

It's my version of the make 'n ' take card !!
We got to play with heatable acetate, glitter, gesso, acrylic paint and distress inks !!

What messy fun !!
Lindsay had this fab Tim Holtz bundle up for grabs on her blog and guess who won it !!

 One very very happy bunny !!

Saturday 21 September 2013

20% Discount !!

will not be at Ally Pally this weekend....
all customers will get 20% off their orders on 
Sunday 22nd automatically !!

Hurry this offer is for one day only !!

Walking Tessa

Morning peeps !!

Day 3 of our previews 

Today its

"Walking Tessa"

Another fun stamp which is just a bit different !! 

Decided to make a shaped easel card this time.
The papers are by Wild Rose Studio, used promarkers to colour in, Crafty Sentiments "Fancy Heart" edge die, ribbon and punches.  All finished off with my handmade piggy charm and faux stitching !!

Loads of inspiration over at

Would love to enter:
Top Tip Tuesday: get into shape

Friday 20 September 2013

Hugs To You

We all need these.....hugs

I've used Crafty Sentiments super cute stamp called

and this fab sketch from

Lots of lovely layers with this sketch !!

Coloured with promarkers, papers by Trimcraft called "Nordic Christmas", lots of stickles, ribbon, faux stitching and all finished off with Frantage for the snow !!

Would love to enter:
Bearly Mine: monthly sketch
Creative Card Crew: christmas
LEJ Designs: winter wishes
PaperTake Weekly: make it sparkle



Thursday 19 September 2013

24hrs MADNESS !!


Me and My Dragon !!

Woohoo peeps, its time to start previewing the 
15 New Release Stamps !!

 And today we are kicking off with

"Me and My Dragon"

Isin't this image super cute and really different !!
 And I haven't done any decoupage on my card , but I have coloured in using my faithful promarkers !!  The fab lacey border was cut using Crafty Sentiments border die called "Fancy Hearts" and you can find it HERE  I also coloured that using a promarker.  A bit of faux stitching, ribbon bow using two ribbons, handmade rolled rose and finished off with a bit of bling !!

Check out all the teams fab creations over at

 Would love to enter:
Divas by Designs: anything goes
I Love Promarkers; anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: things with wings (dragons have wings)

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Fall/Autumn Colours

Please tell me its not just me thats COLD !!  Our seasons are just like turning a switch on and off, one minute we have summer next winter !!

Anyway onto this weeks challenge at

Up for grabs for one lucky winner is

I've made this fun christmas card using "Hootie - Christmas Carol"   They are just such a cute pair  !! Lots of fussy cutting, decoupage, glitter, die cutting, punching and colouring in using promarkers !!

Lots more fab inspiration by the team over at

Talking about INSPIRATION.....

September brings 15 New releases all being  showcased over on

starting Thursday 19th September !!

You don't want to miss that !!

Would love to enter:
That Craft Place; things with wings
Paper Creators Crafts: make it christmassy
A Creative Romance: dies and punches
Crafty Cardmakers: winged things


Monday 16 September 2013


Now how can you resist "Henry" !!

Janet (Pink Gem Designs) is looking for good homes for "Henry" and I for one just couldn't say no !!

He is just right to paper piece and the papers I have used are Back to Basics Christmas by Dovecraft. As you can see I have printed him twice, one large and one smaller, removing the bone from the smaller one. Fussy cut both out then raised up using 3D foam. Crinkled some ribbon, added a few red buttons and punched out some holly leaves and fished off with faux stitching !!

One super cute christmas card for a doggy friend !!

Ta Janet for a smashing free digi stamp !!

Would love to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge: 2 images
Cute Card Thursday: hip to be square

Saturday 14 September 2013

Sketch with Autumn Theme

Well peeps it looks like we are in for a "wet and windy" weekend so think its a good time to just stay in and


Just want to wish my mate Rachel good luck with the GNR on Sunday !!  You must be mad, but thanks so much for raising funds for Asthma UK.  You don't know it, but my brother is an ashma suffer too. Please if you can support Rachel with encouraging words and cash on her

 JustGiving page HERE  WTG girl !!

Now onto our challenge for you at

This months challenge is

And here is my card

"Rainy Days" really does fit the autumn theme and I just love autumn colours, they are so rich !!   I've paper piece my little girl and then decoupaged her brolly as well. The papers are by Crate Paper called "Farmhouse" , made rolled roses and cut some leaves with a spellbinders die all topped off with buttons and tule !!

Now why not enter, its wet, cold and windy outside


you could win this fantastic lot !!

12 x 12 papers x 8
Bazzill card x 2
Little Claire A4 Die Cut Sheets x 3
Little Claire Christmas Concertina Tags (contains 10 tags)
Little Claire Concertina Tags – Light Blue, Marine Blue & White (1 each)
Little Claire ‘Mice in Squares’ stamp

Wow check it out now !!

Would love to enter:
Alphabet challenge; p is for paper piecing
C.R.A.F.T challenge: paper piecing
Bearly Mine Challenges; fall colours


Wednesday 11 September 2013

Deck The Horns

Well peeps when we arrive at September it's all down hill 

Here's a super cute stamp to get you in the mood from Little Claires called

My Christmas card has a bit of  a vintage feel becuase I have used papers from "Tis the Season" by Dovercraft which can also be found at Little Claires HERE

Yes I did make a HUGE rosette and I have done my usual and coloured in with promarkers and decoupaged Rudolph's head. The twiggy border was made using a Memory Box die which is quite small, but by cutting two into pieces you can expand the size of the circle.

Would love to enter:
Wags'n'Whiskers: ribbons and bows
Crafty Ribbons; anything goes with ribbon

Tuesday 10 September 2013

September Special !!

My word peeps....its gone very chilly !!  
And boy did we have a thrilling thunder , lightning and hail storm !!

Anyway here's a little something to cheer us all up

Check out the wonderful "September Special" over at

Saturday 7 September 2013

Feed The Birds

Whoopeee weekend is here again !!  Hope all you peeps have got loads of fab things planned, if not why not !! The weather has taken a turn and is just a bit nippy so what could be better than a day inside crafting !!

Got another sweet card to show you using the new  "Feed The Birds" stamp set from Little Claires.

I love white on white cards as there is so much you can do like embossing, die cutting, glittering, distressing  as I have done on my card !!  As usual I have coloured using promarkers and as you lot know I love mine !!

Hope you all have a fabby do weekend !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin : winter animals
Cuttlebug Mania: back to nature

Friday 6 September 2013

Friday's Project

Morning peeps,  here is my  Little Claires friday project for you which is this fab gift tag holder and tags. Hope you have made yourself a cuppa.......

You will need the following:

 To make the tag holder, cut a piece of white card 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and score at 3 1/2" and 4" and 1 1/2" up from bottom. Round off top two corners. Fold up bottom flap to form pockets and fold along 3 1/2" and 4" lines to form spine.

Then cut from your pattern papers the following:

Outside covers: (1) - 3  3/8" x 5  7/8"
                         (1) - 3  3/4" x 5  3/4"

Inside covers: ( 2 )- 3  1/4" x 5  3/4"

For the tags you will need:
(4)  2  3/4" x 3  1/2"
(4)  2  3/4" x 3  3/8"

                 Stamp the flowerhead onto a piece of white card 5 times and colour in using Amethyst and Buttercup promarkers.  Then cut out.

Glue the two front cover patern papers together and then glue onto front. Cut a piece of yellow ribbon 26" long and glue to font of cover and then take one of the flowerheads and stick 3D foam on back and put over ribbon on front cover.

Glue two inside patern papers to inside cover and two bottom pattern papers to bottom. Glue centre and two outer edges to form pockets for your tags.

To make the tags carefully cut your tag card apart to form 4 separate tags. Mat and layer your two pattern papers and glue to front of tags. Mount each flowerhead onto 3D foam and stick on front of each tag. Finish off with a piece of 6" yellow ribbon tied at top of each  tag and pop two tags into each pocket of holder.

Phew...sorry it's such a long tut, but it would make a fab gift for a friend, family member or even a teachers gift !!

hugs Diane xx
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