Sunday 31 January 2016

New Dinkies !!

 Check out this one of five new Dinkie stamps from LC Designs !!  Just right for the LC Design mini Dinkie Scallop cards and mini Quirky Quilts papers which I have also used to make this cute card.  We all get stuck for cards for guys don't we.......

There's a special offer on for all five !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 28 January 2016

Irresistible Images Handbag

Morning guys !!

Hope life is being kind to you and if not big hugs are sent your way !!

Here's a little project for you using LC Designs "Irresistible Images". A cute handbag with five note cards and envelopes inside.  Would make a fab prezzie for a friend, mum, teacher, sister etc.

You will need:
LC Designs "Splodge" paper pack
LC Designs Dinkie Mini Scallop cards
green card
black tartan ribbon
one purple button
one green button
 green ink pad
fine line black pen 

1: Cut a piece of green card 6 3/4'' x 9 3/4''. Then score and cut as seen in photo. Cut another two pieces of green card 1/2'' x 11'' for handbag handles.

2: Next fold up the two 4 1/4; pieces and fold in the two 1 1/4'' sides and glue. This forms the handbag. Now glue handles either side.

3: Next cut a piece of Splodge paper to 4'' x 4'', ink edges with green and glue to front of bag. Then take on Irresistible image, ink edges with green and glue to front of bag adding a wavy black line all round image using the fine line black pen.

4: Cut a 1'' piece of Splodge paper, fringe one edge and roll to make quill flower and glue, then add purple and green button to middle. Make a black gingham ribbon bow and attach to top left of handbag adding quilled flower.

5: Take five Irresistible images and ink all edges with green ink and then add black wavy line using black fine line pen round edges.. Glue each onto front of a Dinkie mini scalloped card.

6; Add all five cards and envelopes to handbag and you now have a super little gift !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday 18 January 2016

A Zodiac sign connection

Time to get out all your House Mouse, Happy Hopper and Gruffie stamps as we have an unusual challenge theme for you this fortnight at House Mouse and Friends !!

Now I am a Gemini; The Twins- and there sure are two people in me. The devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other and they are always doing battle !!  So guess what I chose to go with.......

Gemini: The Twins and made a cute baby card using "Shoe Babies"

<b>Zodiac Signs</b>

All you have to do is find one connection with one of the zodiac signs !!

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This really is a sweet image , I've used Specrtum Noir pens to colour and distress inks to colour the background and I think the fab bobble trim just adds more cuteness !!

Would love to enter:
Crafts Galore Encore: anything goes
Paper Creators crafts: anything goes
Simply Papercraft: anything goes
Scrap and Craft: new beginnings

Sunday 17 January 2016


I never knew any of my grandparents sadly, but my gran in this photo was in an old peoples home and I use to go with my dad to visit her, but use to just say hello and then play outside. I only remember this smiling lady in bed, she was always smiling ....

This was their golden wedding anniversary, doesn't my grand dad look proud.  I was going to make a photo frame with the rolled up pattern paper, but decided it was so nice I would make a lay out to put in a box frame ( when I find the right one) to hang on my wall instead.

I just rolled paper round a pencil from a paper stack, made a few rolled roses and leaves to add to the corners.. Will do a bit of journling round the heart with the dates when I find them out.

hugs Diane xx

Saturday 16 January 2016

Add Bunting

Ok first LC Designs stamp challenge for 2016 which is

Because the weather has been sooooooo dull, windy and wet I decided to make a spring card using Daisy Dot Alphabet,  for the bunting, Tulip Bunny and branches from Changing Birdhouse 

 As you can see I've done my usual repeat stamping and fussy cutting out to make this cute little spring scene.  Just drew in the strings for my bunting with a fine line black pen.

Finished off with some fab bobble green trim and Dinkie Text stamps 

As always we have a super prize up for grabs for one lucky person and its worth £14.00 !!

Pk 20 scalloped landscape cards and envelopes
Large pk Falling Daisy papers
Dinkie pk Falling daisy papers
4 Dinkie hedgehog stamps.
So who wants to win this little lot then ??
Would love to enter:
Creative Fingers; anything goes 
Simply Papercraft: anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskars; anything goes

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Tea light holder

Now and again I love to get messy and this little project was one of those times...

I started with a plain glass candle holder bought from Hobbycraft.

Inked an A4 piece of white card with three distress inks and using Fiskars Intericate Shape Leaf punch, punched out loads of leaves.

With lots of Mod Podge I glued them all over the outside, making sure to cover all the leaves to seal them. You really do just splodge the glue all over any how...great fun !!

Then when dry, add a piece of twine round neck and tea light !!

You could use and punched out shapes like snowflakes, fairies, flowers.......

Would love to enter:
Crafting When We Can: something new
Crafty Calendar; something new 
Crafty Friends challenge: use something new

Sunday 10 January 2016

My name is Diane

and I'm a hoarder.....there I've said it, I hoard everything and anything I think I can be crafty with. So when I had finished wrapping my christmas presents with wide wired ribbon I had bought the year before in the sales, I knew I could use the empty cardboard reels......

 Easy to make calendar with stand.  Just cover the reel with paper and a pencil, cut two circles of card covered with pattern paper and glue one either side of pencil, then glue pencil in stand. Punch butterflies out of pattern paper using the Fiskars Squeeze Butterfly punch, add round circle. Two butterflies together and some ribbon round bottom of stand, a ring of jems round top of stand and gems in middle of each butterfly, then just add calendar.

This is one of my makes for the Fiskarettes Fiskars FB page. it's a great page for inspiring projects from the team. My term ends at the end of January and the new team will take over bringing more fresh ideas for you !!

 Check the page out HERE and why not share your makes with us , we would love to see them !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Creative Fingers: anything goes
Polkadoodles: anything goes

Friday 8 January 2016

At last....

....I had a lovely surprise Christmas present from America,  from America which at last I can tell you about...

As you know I am part of House Mouse and Friends design team, something I never thought I would be doing promoting and having fun with all House Mouse Designs !!  A pure joy for me....

Well America sent all the team a huge Christmas present which grew along the way....

First up all things super cute mousey...memo pad, writing paper, fridge magnet, recipe cards

One fabby do t-shirt !!

Wonderful mousey calendar from Barry Percy - House Mouse Designs thank you, thank you thank you !!

Amazing mousey stamps from Laura Weed - Stampendous. Again thank you, thank you, thank you !!

Then a huge bag of all crafty goodness which America had crammed full !!

Glue, embossing folder, stamps metal word tags...

Trims, ribbons, rows of sparkly gems, butterfly embellishments..

Never seen charms like these and huge fab gems !!

Am I lucky or what !!

Thank you guys for letting me be part of the mousey family which is so caring, great fun and supportive of each other and America you are truly wonderful in making it all happen sweetie......

Monday 4 January 2016

Winter Sports/ Winter Fun

Off we go with the first new challenge of 2016 at House Mouse and Friends chosen by Dorte and its..

.Winter Sports/ Winter Fun !!

Now remember you do have the option of  "Anything Goes" as I have chosen seeing I didn't really have an image suitable, but you must use a House Mouse design, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image to enter !!

Now my cutie image is called "Warm Cup" and I've made this Birthday card for my friend Kurt who's Birthday it was yesterday.

The fab papers are by Kaiser Craft and I've used Spectrum Noir pens to colour in with and distress inks for the background.

Check out this fab prize by our fab sponsor !!

Simon Says Stamp 

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Would love to enter:
Thats Crafty: anything goes

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