Sunday 27 December 2015

My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards !!

Hope all you guys are enjoying your Christmas hols. I'm really enjoying just having a break from work !!

My heart really goes out to all the people who are flooded....we just can't imagine what you are all going through

Debby is doing her Favourite Five Christmas Cards again so thought I would join in again this year

Oooh this is so hard to goes...

As you know I just adore House Mouse !!

Also love doing white on white, but this one has a hint of blue going on...

  My fav thing is loads of colour and fussy cutting and on this cute box card using LC We 6 Cats there sure is a lot of both ...

Again love the non traditional Christmas theme on my next House Mouse card....

And lastly a lot of everything going on with LC Little George ...

I really had a tough time choosing...

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 24 December 2015

Selfies .....

There comes a time in your life when selfies are not a good idea.....

Spent fun time with my lovely cousin Kath today who doesn't stop talking hence me cracking up trying to get a good photo...

 When she did this is what I ended up with !!


PS; the weather has has been terrible with high winds and heavy rain...but on the way home the sun came out and a double rainbow !!

It really looked as if it was touching the road,  the colours were wonderful !!  Sadly my photo doesn't show this very well....

Thursday 17 December 2015

Have you seen....

the new LC magazine just out ??
You'll find three fantastic how to make projects by team members Allison, Lynsey and Heidi using the free stamp called "Bobble Hat Man"

Now he doesn't have to be a man, it depends on how you colour or paper piece the image...

I've made a box card which will fold down flat and paper pieced the image using LC Dotty papers and stamped the little bobble hats to make the background paper ,  then colouring them with Spectrum Noir pens.

So he could be a she as well !!

You'll also find a LC project from me in the mag using LC Christmas Scotties for your dogs friends and yours !!

A cute card and tag for all those festive doggie treat gifts !!

Nearly forgot..... you all get some fab free papers and toppers too and loads more so check them all out HERE !! 

A New LC Magazine Issue 3

Tuesday 15 December 2015

My Favourite LC Design Cards of 2015

All the team at LC Designs will be sharing their favourite Top 5 cards of 2015 over the next few weeks, today is my turn.

Well I started off with 12 !!  My word this is a hard choice to make, but here we go with my top 5.

I adore this little girl stamp called "Sweetest Wishes", with her big floppy hat.  I also adore the Dinkie - mini Dotty papers and mini Ginghams.

My second card choice is this one using "In A While   I really enjoyed colouring it in and completing the scene with grass and a sky.   Love all the layers and textures and bright colours !!

Two things I love most in life are bright colours and animals, so had to include "Daschands in Squares" as my third card.   My cards tend to be a bit fussy and I like the fine foilage and cute flowers and the super cute Daschands on this.

Fourth card is a 3D box card as I also adore creating 3D scenes around a stamp and this one is called "Lovely Jubblies - Maybe"

Last card is using this cute silhouette stamp called "Whisper a Wish". Just such a lovely image and fab autumn colours too !!

Well there you have my top 5 !!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday 13 December 2015

Christmas fun !!

I set myself a challenge to do a christmas count down in daily photos and then turn them into a project life style mini album.  Not that I really do anything, so some of my photos will be things going on around me...anyhoo here are todays photos...
What could be better than some christmas fun...
(at the expense of my friend Carol)
making  my own christmas paper ( while eating a mince pie as you do )

well this much.....

 Had a super day , laughing, crafting, glitter everywhere (pet hate of mine) with my special friend Carol !!

Hope all you guys have had a super fun weekend too.......

Saturday 12 December 2015

Special Christmas Card

This months Little Claire stamp challenge theme is a special christams card which could be to a special person or special occasion at christmas, a birthday or anniversary. Whatever you choose we would love to see it !!

My card is to a special friend and I've used LC "Little George"

I've also used LC  "Christmas Postcards"   I've paper pieced Little George using LC Dinkie - mini Dotty papers and then fussy cut him out. Used loads of dies to cut holly, ivy and twigs, made a background for George using distress inks and fantage for the snow. Finished off with ribbon bows and heart buttons.

We have a LC £10 voucher prize up for grabs !!

My LC Designs

PS   what do you think of the new header for LC ??

Would love to enter:
Fussy and Fancy: happy holidays
Thats Crafty : seasons greetings
Country View Crafts: create a scene
Moving Along with the Times; to a special person at christmas
Scrap and Craft; anything christmas

Thursday 10 December 2015

Fiskarette projects

Morning guys, thought I would share today some of my projects I have been making for Fiskars Fiskarette UK FB page.
I never wanted to join FB, but had to for other design work. Now I can't keep off it as it is a wonderful place full of inspiration of all sorts of things that's why you need to keep checking in on the Fiskarettes page !!  

Anyhoo onto some of my projects...
 First one is a card which I used Fiskars shape cutter, cute bee and cloud punch to create a 3D scene.

Next I made a posh flower using Fiskars petal punch to decorate a small pillow box. 

It looks very different when you use pattern paper....

This is one of my favourite and such fun to make !!  Dolly the sheep was made using Fiskars cloud punch and is a gift box.   You just have to smile....

So why not pop over and check the Fiskarettes UK Design Teams creativity and share some of yours too !!

Fiskarette UK

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Alice in Wonderland

was the theme Jo gave us for Novembers atc swop !!  Now I did struggle with this , but found a fab digi image of the Queen of Hearts which I coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens and fussy cut out. Then away I went with distress inks and water for the background,  mounted the queen onto 3D foam tape,  computer printed my text and cut out and then drew some hearts !!  Finished off with a bit of gold stickles to sparkle her crown.

I am well chuffed with these...
Why not join us and have a go at atc's,  there is soooo much you can do on a 2 1/2 x 3 1//2 piece of card "  Its a fun challenge for yourself !!

Tuesday 8 December 2015

New Wavy Stamps

by Little Claire are just out and great fun too !!

First we have "Wavy Seascape" with its own fab little sentiments. The backing papers are LC Dinkies - Mini Dotty  I've just stamped and coloured in using Spectrum Noir pens. Stamped one of the sentiments and then masked off some of the stamp to stamp the end sky and boat again.

Second stamp is "Wavy Beach Huts"  which again comes with its own sentiments. For this one I stamped again each beach hut on each end and cut in half one of the sentiments so I could curve them to fit the wavy line. All coloured again using Spectrum Noir pens and the backing papers are LC Dinkies - Mini Ginghams

The last cute set is "Wavy Cats"  This time I stamped the first two cats again, but added them to the end of the line. The papers this time are LC Dinkies - Mini Dotty and Dinkies - Mini Nice n Stripey

All you need to finish off is some nice ribbon and you can get that also from Little Claires !!

Most of you will know which one I adore out of the three, but which one is going to be your favourite then ??

If you can't make up your mine then you might like to know there is a special offer on.......each set set is only £6.00, but you can buy ALL THREE for £12.00 !!

Monday 7 December 2015

Rainbow Colours

My turn to host the challenge at House Mouse and Friends and I chose the theme of...

as many as you like !!

I've used "Daisy Float" and almost all the rainbow colours I think !!

Our generous sponsors are :

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Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

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We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!  
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
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Lots of fabulous prizes to be won !!   So come on and join in the fun...just use a House Mouse design, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter.  As always you can choose to use the option of anything goes if you wish.

Saturday 5 December 2015

Making Card magazine

Morning guys, my word it is very windy here this morning and dull !!  Think it might be a stay in day and craft...hay ho
Got a lovely photo of my Little Claire card in this months "Making Cards" magazine "Your cards" section along with Phillipa Lewis, Jackie Tinda, Linda Byne,  Lesley Shore, Adrene Williams and Star Card was by Eva

"We Three Cats" is one of my favourite LC stamps !! 

Thanks to Sally and all the team at Making Cards , it gives you a big thrill to see your card published !!

December 2015

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