Wednesday 28 September 2016


Morning guys !!

Well we have a bit of sunshine at the moment, but there sure is a bit of a nip in the air !!  had to get my knee blanket out last night......

Well I only showed you a little bit of this last time , but now I can show all !!

I really love how this layout has turned out. Its of my aunt, grand mother and great grand mother. The paper is from the Works and very good quality

I've made the roses from the torn edge scraps, loads of pearls, punched butterflies and banner using Fiskars punhces.

Distressed all the edges and added a hand pricked hole stitch edge as well.

A lot of work, but a super page to catch a moment in time.....

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Wonder of Christmas

I was very lucky on Stampin Up UK on facebook and won a "Wonder of Christmas" stamp set and here are a couple of cards I've made using it.

I've used up some scraps of paper to paper piece the angels dress and edge my scallop card and also decoupaged the banner. Used my good old stickles to add a bit of sparkle to her wings.

hugs Diane xx

Saturday 24 September 2016

Wagons ho......

My lovely friend Nicki gave me a sweet set of Newton's Nook stamps called "Wagon of Wishes and yesterday I made these cute cards !!

There is one little wagon stamp and five different things you can put in it

And a few sentiment stamps to go with them

Made them all the same basic design adding my cloud inked background and grass.

Really sweet cards....

hugs Diane xx

Friday 23 September 2016

Sneaky peek

of my Fiskarettes UK project today  !!

Pop in and check it out HERE !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 22 September 2016

Watercolouring class

Just had a go at Hochanda's Matthew Palmer's water colouring live class !!

It was fun, but next time I will just watch first then paint....

You really need to get use to the paint brush and have a play with mixing the colours first, as usual I just went for it !!

If you squint a bit and cock your head to one side...they don't look too bad !!  My boat is wishful thinking, but hay ho !!

Would I do it again...a big yes it I had the money.

hugs Diane xx

Monday 19 September 2016


is the best time of the year for me !!  Adore the changing colours and the nip in the air.....and it happens to be our challenge theme for this fortnight over at House Mouse and Friends !!

My little guy is sure enjoying his float in the breeze....the stamp is called "Fall Float" and I have stamped the image several times, but just coloured and fussy cut out the leaves.

Our two fab sponsors this time are:

We are also 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, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous!on Facebook.  

As always you need to use a HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter, but can chose the option of anything goes if wished.
 So why not hop in and join is all the fun peeps !!

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: add a sentiment

Saturday 17 September 2016

Zombie cat ??

bet that got your attention !!

 Well it is a cute zombie cat.......I showed a sneak peak of this halloween shadow box earlier in the week, so here is the full picture....

I've made it from a tissue box as you do.....


Just take it apart and cut off the top and bottom tabs.


 Then cover the inside and outside with paper leaving the last inside tab panel bare, glue tab to form box and the cover this side with paper thus covering join.

Then you have the fun making the zombie cat, spider and moon using Fiskars shapecutter and circles template. Punching out the leaves with the Intricate Leaf punch and topping it off with a hugh bow !! I hand drew, coloured and cut out the tombstones.

Think of all the other seasonal themed shadow boxes you could make just with a tissue box !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday 14 September 2016

What'd you think then ??

 well you know I adore colour !!

One very funky different Anniversary card and I love it !!

Loved this Woodware stamp as soon as I saw it !!  I've stamped onto water colour paper several times so I could 3d the whole house,  flower,  bird and door and  then water coloured the whole image and background.

Could really get into this water colouring thingy.....

hugs Diane xx

Monday 12 September 2016

Sneaky peek...

 Want to see the rest ??   Then hop over to Fiskarettes UK and check out todays fun project by me !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday 5 September 2016

Make a splash !!

Whoohoo....the mousey team are back at House Mouse and Friends with a brand new challenge !!

"Make a Splash"

anything with water

Well you can't enjoy a cup of tea without water so here is my take !!

This little guy sure is enjoying his cup of tea.
 This time I decided to water colour my image, used lots of layers of SU papers, white rose trim, big bow and a few charms !!

Two fab prizes up for grabs peeps the first from:

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at 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!
The second prize is from:

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK. Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.

As DIGI products became more popular 
Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

**Prize is**
2 Single digi images OR 2 card Topper Kits (or one of each)
(no sets or sentiment sets), of the Winners choice from Pink Gem Designs 
Winner to contact Christine at to claim their prize.

Remember you always have the option to do "anything goes", but you must use a HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter !!

Would love to enter:
The  Ribbon Girl: anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon

Sunday 4 September 2016

Shaped card

Morning peeps....the sun is trying to come out this morning !! 

Sharing today my dress card, a very easy shape to cut out from a card blank.

You can have great fun with this one, so many different ways to decorate with all your bits and bobs from your stash and pretty pattern papers !!

hugs Diane xx

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