Tuesday 31 May 2016


Most people exercise their brains with a crossword puzzle or brain I challenge to make something out of scraps !!

Remember these scraps from my card club makes ??

Well not much left......but I made two cards !!

Used a few of the white card bits up on this first cute one. Made some daises and used the circle waste piece to emboss with dots to make a frame. The cute little girl is from a set of stamps by Woodware.

The second card I have used the waste heart and heart punched shape and cut out the small roses using a Tim Holtz die from the red guilded polish waste.

Oh I do love playing with small bits of paper !!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday 29 May 2016

Card Club

Yesterday at card club we had fun playing with Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Guilding Polish, really liked them, but just wish they came in smaller pots.

On the first card we embossed then went over with polish, cover a piece of white card completely with two colours and then on another panel stamped with polish.

The second card we embossed again then cut into quarters, covered white card and then die cut a sentiment and flowers. The polish will also cover gems !!

Two lovely finished cards.

Now what to make with the leftover little bits.....

Hope your all having a wonderful fun weekend !!

hugs Diane xx

Saturday 28 May 2016

Doo Lally Pip

Them's that know me..know I love my Doo Lally Pip stamps by Lindsay Mason and this one is a new one just bought, but the sentiment is from another set.

Think the flies round the scruffy dog are just fab !! 

Made a background using Dylusion spray inks and then used distress inks and a crackle stamp on top. Stamped then fussy cut out the boy and dog. coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and mounted onto front with 3D foam tape. Hand drew the ground with some grass using a fine liner black pen. Mounted this panel onto orange card, then a green card base which I also stamped onto using the crackle stamp.

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Simon Says Stamp; anything goes

Monday 23 May 2016

Something Old, Nothing New

Hope you all had a fabby do weekend !! 

Mondays roll round so fast for me,   do they for you ??

Anyhoo time for another fun House Mouse and Friends Challenge chosen by teamie Torrey and heres what she has to say about it.........

It's the end of you know what wacky holiday is around this time? 
Pack Rat Day (May 17)
In support of this most-ilustrious day,  I challenge you to raid your coveted stash of crafty goodies and use  
 ...nothing new (except maybe adhesive)
In fact... I'd like you to use supplies you already have that are at LEAST 1 year old. The older the better. This includes paper, dies, embellishments, stamps, even adhesives. If you use supplies that are 10+ years get bonus points, and perhaps...a prize for the oldest supply used!

Note: You ALWAYS have the option of entering an "Anything Goes" project if you don't feel like using old stash! 


 Well my fab Gruffie stamp is about 4 years old and is called "Laundry Line" and my paper is very old !!  Created a right little frilly number !!

 Just adore the little Gruffie with the socks on his cute !!  Used alot of lace and bobble trim, cut some swirls with a die, loads of faux stitching and two buttons.

  Stamped and then coloured using my usual Spectrum Noir pens. Also love the sentiment which I think is a Hero Arts one.

Got some wonderful sponsors this fortnight with some fabby do prizes up for grabs !!

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? 

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor lots more inspiration from 

Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites:
 STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website (to Purchase Products).
 You can also find Stampendous! on Pinterest  and on Facebook.  

Winner MUST reside in the USA or CANADA to win the Stampendous! prize. 


There is one final prize up for grabs from Torrey, so check that out  !!

Would love to enter:
Alphabet challenge: f for furry friends
Crafting With Friends: anything goes
Fussy and Fancy: dies and/or dies
Simply papercraft: anythin goes

Thursday 19 May 2016

Happy Birthday

This months Quick Cards magazine has a fab free set of stamps called "Maisie & Friends" which I just had to have !!

The stamps are very cute and very detailed, but easy to colour. I've used my usual Spectrum Noir pens.

The Happy Birthday stamp is one from my stash,  don't usually stamp in colour,  but really love the soft effect down the sides......

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Something different...

My lovely friend Nicki bought me some fab crafty presents back from Ally Pally and included were three mdf tag stands. So when Gill from LC Designs sent me this New Release Dinkie Robin and Text stamp set I made this little scene using one of them....

 Used loads of dies to cut clouds, fence, ivy and tree branches. The little pink flowers were made using a punch and the yellow a die. Stamped, coloured and then fussy cut out the robin.

Check out this special offer peeps  !!

 hugs Diane xx

Saturday 14 May 2016


Today is the start of LC Designs new challenge with a lovely "Butterfly" theme !!  Who doesn't like butterflies....

I love this LC Design silhouette stamp called "Meadow Girl" and the Dinkie Mini Floating Butterflies paper goes so well !!  Just topped it off with some rose trim, big white ribbon bow and some punched butterflies using a Fiskars punch.


We have a fabulous prize of LC Designs goodies up for grabs !!

So we would love to see what you create for our "Butterflies" theme !!

Whatever you are doing this weekend peeps, have loads of fun.  I'm off to have a crafty scrapbooking day with my friend and a visit to Hobbycraft for supplies !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 12 May 2016

Hello Baby

Morning peeps !!

This sweet card was a just because I fancied making it card !!   Hand cut my romper shape card base , used papers by Wildrose Studio to decorate it  and the HMD stamp is called "Shoe babies"

Loads of liquid pearls,  inky edges,  ribbon and heart my heart buttons (you may of noticed ) Stamped and coloured using Spectrum Noir pens.
Hope you all have a super day !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls; anything goes
Penny Black and More: anything goes with stamping

Monday 9 May 2016

You Are My Sunshine

Well what a fabulous sunny weekend !! Hope you were all able to enjoy some of it !!
So our challenge theme this fortnight over at House Mouse and Friends hits it on the nail..
"You Are My Sunshine"

This time I have used a HMD Happy Hopper stamp called "Bunny Luv"

Used Wild Rose Studio papers to make a sunray background,   stamped and colours using Spectrum Noir pens,   die cut some hearts from the same paper with some heart buttons,  added some bobble trim,  dollie and big spotty ribbon bow with heart button

Our fabulous sponor is:

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and 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!

 As I have said before these ink pads are fab as I own some !!  Soooooo be sure to enter for a chance of winning and remember to use a HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image !!

Would love to enter:

The Ribbon Girls: anything goes as long as you use an image

Sunday 8 May 2016

National Scrapbooking Day

which was yesterday and at scrap club we made a "Spring" mixed media layout !!

So I thought it was fun to do Gerty in her "Spring" bonnet which I crochet for her !!   Had to make up the pattern as I went as her ears are soooooooo big !!
We played with texture paste and pixie dust, stamped, used gesso and heat embossed


great messy fun !!

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday 3 May 2016

One card and some very exciting news....

Now you remember the fun I had with Pixie Dust and stencilling didn't work for me.....well I was going to throw this piece in the bin, but didn't.... I kept on working with it picking up bits of colour off my working mat that I had left......

 Then used some of my stencils inking through with distress inks to add more colour and using my favourite Doo Lally Pip stamps to create this bright fun card !!  I stamped and fussy cut out the boy and dog,  then coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. How right is that Doo Lally Pip saying !!

Now for my bit of exciting news.......

Three months ago I was asked by the lovely Enfys if I would join the Fiskarettes UK as a permanent Design Team Member !!  It was a very big yes from me and start in June !! Whoopeeeeee !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:

Country View Challenges : use a stencil
Stamping Sensations: anything goes
We Love 2 Create: anything creative/mixed media 

Sunday 1 May 2016

Pixie Dust fun !!

Had great fun playing with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust at AMOM card club yesterday. 
 1st technique: colour burst spritzed background plus painting on black card

The colour and shimmer is amazing  !!  I've just added some background script to the colour panel and card blank and 3d the flower.

2 technique: colour washed background and water colouring an image

This one I added some dots of colour on background, some wavy line edging and a sentiment by Stampin Up

3 technique: stencilled background and using pixie dust to "ink" a stamp

Can't see stencilled background ??  

There was a wee one of circles...........I was rather heavy handed with pixie dust and water and tried several times , but with no luck so just added more fabulous pixie dust and water !!  Did have success with my inking a stamp !!  Whoohoo.....
Tomorrow I'll show you what I did with one of my other non stencilled backgrounds......

hugs Diane xx

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