Wednesday 26 February 2014

Meadow Girl

I think this Little Claire Silhouette is such a lovely dreamy image. Oh for a bit of sunshine and relaxing I'm thinking....what 'd you think.

Lots of layers, faux stitching, ribbon, embossing, die cutting to make flower and two little punched out butterflies to finish offf.

Would love to enter:
Fan-tastic Tuesday: anything goes
Craft Dee Bowz: anything goes with a hand made bow

Tuesday 25 February 2014


It's super having a crafty friend who you can spend days together just enjoying crafting. Carol and I call them our "play days"

The other week we each did a scrap lift from this page
  Carol loves Gorjuss Girl stamps and has a few...

 This is my scrap lift

I've paper pieced my Gorjuss Girl image coloured her hair, skin and socks using promarkers. This was just up my street with all the fussy cutting and faux stitching !!

Another lovely page to add to my album...

Friday 21 February 2014

Birds in Squares

Morning guys,

 Today I have for you a lovely spring Little Claire friday project using "Birds in Squares" digi download.

Little Claire has some fab digi downloads which are just right for paper piecing as you can make them any size you like.

You will need,
 some white card,
a piece of white copier paper,
 4 pieces of patterned paper in yellow, green, pink and blue,
3d foam tape /pads,
white gel pen,

Print your image onto a A4 piece of white card on the right hand side.  Also onto a piece of white copier paper.

Next print your image onto a piece of green and yellow patterned paper.

Using the white copier paper and using small pieces of patterned paper print all the small elements you want to paper piece ie the birds, fence flowers leaves etc and cut out.

Now onto white card print just the two big birds, large flower head and large heart and paper piece. Also print your sentiment, I have used Little Claire's digi super sentiment 8 and coloured the small elements using promarkers.

Next paper piece your other elements onto the yellow patterned paper, omitting the large birds, heart and flower.

Cut round each square and glue to green patterned paper.

Then glue this to your white card which will be your card base.

Score in half leaving a small margin on left hand side and trim.

Now mount your birds, heart and flower head onto 3d foam and attach to front of card. Finish off by adding a bow and the round sentiment to side of card and a with a white gel pen colour the dots on the heart and birds wings.

One lovely spring birthday card.

Here is another card using the same technique, but with  "Sleeping Doggie" and super sentiment 7. This time the fold is at the top  and I have cut round the chair to make a shaped card.

So why not give paper piecing a go !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Penny's Paper-Crafty : lots of layers
4 Crafty Chicks; things with wings
Cuttin and Stamping: spring is here
Fan-tastic Tuesday: happy and bright
Paper take Weekly: lovely layers

Thursday 20 February 2014

Just For Fun

Day two of our new release stamps at

 and today its

"Just For Fun" and "Lets Celebrate"

I've used "Just For Fun" for my make, I don't really know what to call it....a handbag card/gift all in one !!

My cute handbag is a tent card with a extra 2"at the top for the flap over. I've coverd the outside and inside with patterened paper which is 1/8" smaller. The front has a pleated lace border with bows and I've made the roses using paper air dry clay.

After colouring with promarkers, I die cut the image out and layered it twice. Added another lacey die cut to the back of this and finished by adding pearls and attached it to the front using a 3D glue, so the handbag flap could tuck behind.

Inside has two pockets which could hold gift vouchers, money, cinema tickets anything you like really...

On the pockets i have added half a lacey die cut and again added some more fab pearls !!

To finish off I cut two half circles to make the handle and embossed with dots before adding to the back.

This little bag could easily be made into a mini book to hold photo's as well !!

You must check out all the team's makes today !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes
Fab'n'Funky: spots or stripes
Little red wagon; anything but a card, but made with paper
Flourishes Timeless tuesday: a lotta polks dots


Woohoo !!  I made Top 3 at

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Prom Dress

Over the next three days Crafty Seniments Designs will be previewing

  5 New Release Stamps 

on our

 and the design team have some real fab creations to show you !!

Today it's 

"Meeting Friends" and "Prom Dress"

Here's my bit of inspiration for you....

 Photo frames are so easy to make for that special or every day photo. "Prom Dress" is just right for so many special photo's !!

My frame is made from two pieces of card cut at 6 1/4" x 8" with a 1 1/4" border. I've embossed the top piece and then attached to front with 3d foam. Remember to leave top open so you can slide your photo in.

I've paper pieced and then fussy cut out my image and finished off with some colouring with promarkers. Mounted her onto a heart die cut with 3d foam then attached to frame front. Then die cut another smaller heart and stamped "Smile" onto it.

Cut some swirls from the matching pattern paper and made my lollipop flowers from the same paper and card using 3 sizes of circles .
Finished off by adding some pearls and inking all the edges.

One very cute frame....

 Would love to enter:
Love To Scrap: anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: embossing


Woohoo made TOP 3 at

Top 3 Badge

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Preview starts TOMORROW !!

House Mouse

Yes its House Mouse time and here I am with my second post of the day!!

You know me...I love anything cute and House Mouse is

House Mouse and Friends fab challenge this week is Amethyst, white, plus 1 other colour.

I've made a rocking card using HMD " Carrot Friend" 
 ( don't tell anyone, but I love bunnies as well !! )

Did lots of die cuttting, matt and layering, made my flowers with a punch and the centre's using a Cheery Lynn die,  coloured with promarkers.  did some faux stitching and finished off with some ribbon bows.

 Would love to enter:

House Mouse and Friends: amethyst, white, plus 1 other colour


And a good morning to you all !!

Hope some of you were able to have a fantastic weekend !!  I had a quiet one catching up on loads of little jobs and enjoying at last a few DRY walks with my two dogs !!

 Today we have a new challenge for you  at Crafty Sentiments Designs and it's

I never know when to stop so I have a very OTT card to share with you today and I love it !!

 I've used Harriet- Lady Bird & Butterfly digi and made an easel card. I've been die cutting, punching and faux stitching on this one !!

I've also punched out two circles from the image and coloured using promarkers to make my stoppers.
Finished off with lace and some pearls !!  I'm really loving perals at the moment !!

What do you think then....OTT or what !!

Come join in our fab challenge this week and you could be the winner for this..

Would love to enter:

ABC Challenges: f is for flowers
Feeling Crafty Challenges; dies and punches
Lothian Crafts Online: love using your dies
Crafty Catz; lady in red (she's not completely in red, but if it doesn't count then please remove my entry)

Saturday 15 February 2014


Morning peeps !!

I'm not going to say anything about the weather........:(

Today is the start of our new challenge at Little Claires

I've used Little Claires "Silhouette Cats" and tones of blue.  You get some lovely little accent stamps with this fab set.  As you can see I have done loads of matt and layering and stamped a fishbone border.  
To create my scene, I have masked off my moon and brickwall, then used a blue distress ink to make the night background which I splattered with water, dried and then added stars with a white gel pen. Then stamped the cats and made the brickwall with repeat stamping, using the little bricks.  All finished off with a blue bow !!

Our prize this month is this little lot !!

1m each laser cut & embossed daisy ribbon in white, pink & lilac
Assortment of shaded red & shaded pink 6 x 6 paper
4 Concertina Tag cards Pink & White
A4 Felt Multipack, 8 sheets – 4 shades of pink
Me to You Tatty Teddy with cakes stamp
Me to You 60 Paper Blossoms
There are times even the team wish they could enter....
Check out all the fab inspiration the team have for you over at
and why not give it a go and enter !!

Would love to enter:

Creative Card Crew: KISS (keep it sweet and simple)
Through The Craftroom Door: always anything goes
Craft Dee BowZ: anything goes with a handmade bow
Whoospi Daisy: sentiment

Monday 10 February 2014

Another side of me..

I still don't look at myself as a scrapper
 ( one who scrapbooks that is ) 
even though I was introduced to the world of scrapbooking by Christina at AMOM some  years ago now. But I do love it....

I have always loved taking photo's and started very young with camera's which came from the local jumble sale and had  pull out leather bellow len's which use to get worn and my fab Dad had to repair for me !!

Every picture tells a story and this one of my friend Kim and her first grandchild Freddie who is 2 now speaks volumes...

It was scrap club last Saturday at AMOM and the theme was "Love" someone or something and I chose this photo to scrap.

It's amazing how differeant all our LO's were with all of us using the same design, embellishments,  but mixtures of differant papers. I love the vintage, a bit grungy look, so loads of crumpled , distressed , inked paper for me.

The zip is a die cut,  how fab is that !!

And a hidden journling tag with key at the side...I'm going to add the date in the little frame.

Excuse the pun, but I LOVE this page and really enjoyed making it, so thank you Christina !!

Saturday 8 February 2014


I love elephants !!  When I saw one of the new release silhouette stamps  from Little Claire was elephants, I was in heavan !! They always remind me of my Dad....

My Dad spent the war in India and bought back with him some lovely local made wooden carved elephants and as a child I adored them and as I got older started my own collection.

This silhouette makes a fab peaceful scene ........

Would love to enter:
Inky Impressions: for someone special
Whimsy Stamps; something new( new stamp)

Thursday 6 February 2014

Last two

new release silhouette stamps from Little Claire are

I'm abit bias over the Silhouette Owl Tree as I love anything with owls and this stamp is so darn cute !!

Not a bit of faux stitching to be seen anywhere, this time I have distressed and inked my paper edges !! I've also stamped and embossed the owl tree onto one of my papers and created a moon behind. Just finished off with four small brads and mounted onto a kraft card base.
Don't forget you have a chance of winning one of these fab stamps on our blog !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Creations: for the birds

Wednesday 5 February 2014


are the next two fab silhouette stamps released today by Little Claire's

You will find loads of great inspiration on the website HERE and on our blog HERE

Here's what I did with "Picnic"

They looked like a romantic couple to me  so made an anniversary card. This would also make a fab engagement card !!

I stamped and then embossed the image onto a piece of white card,  then used a pink distress ink to colour the card and splattered it with water to give it the mottle effect. Mounted this onto a piece of black card. I then coloured another piece of card using the same distress ink and die cut my roses out. The patterened paper is from my stash. To finish off I drew a black line round all the edges and added a ribbon bow.

I forgot to tell you yesterday.......each day you have a chance to win one of these fab silhouette stamps !!  What you're waiting for, check it out now !!

Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes
Love Rubber Stamps: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door; always anything goes

Tuesday 4 February 2014


Afternoon all,  second post of the day !! I said this was going to be a busy blogging week for me !!

Today Little Claire's is starting a three day new release of fab Silhouette stamps. 
Being released today is

Here is a card I have made using "Do All The Things"

Wouldn't we all like to be relaxing like this !!  Silhouette's can be stamped in any colour not just black, I have stamped in brown. The paper is from my stash,  punched a lacey egde,  used loads of faux stitching,  a piece of twine,  some buttons and a few candies.
**One tip when using any silhouette stamp.  When you lift your stamp off and find you have missed an area,  just use a blender pen to pick up some ink and colour in the missed area.**

Two more silhouette stamps released tomorrow so please check them out over at

Would love to enter:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts; stitching
Crafty Boots; bingo (buttons,stamp,white)

Love is in the air !!

is our challenge for you at

and our prize up for grabs is

For my card I have used Henrey-Mushroom Bear. He has been coloured with my good old promarkers, paper by Docrafts, used dies to make my flowers from the same paper. Finished off with some ribbon and gems !!

You will find loads more inspiration from the team over at

Would love to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody: anything goes
One Stitch At A Time: anything goes
The Ribbon Girls; must use ribbon:card challenge: hearts
Allsorts; love is in the air
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