Friday 30 December 2016


Oh dear we have gone back to grey, dull days.....

never are a couple more thank you cards I've made using a Woodware stamp and new papers by LC Designs.

Just love doing my fussy cutting and paper piecing !!   I've inked my background and then water splatted and then stamped my bird image onto it.

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 29 December 2016

Beautiful day....

We have yet another fab sunny, cold and frosty day here.  It just makes you feel so glad to be alive.....I take each day as it comes and I try to enjoy each day as no one knows what is round the corner....

Yesterday I was playing with a Altenew stamp set called "Beautiful Day"

Can't have enough "Thank You" cards.....

I loved doing all the stamp layering and masking off needed to create these cards !!

The lovely sentiment is from a Stampin Up set and I've used distress inks to stamp and colour.

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Simon Says stamp: anything goes 

Wednesday 21 December 2016


have you eaten ALL the chocolates ??

Perhaps you would like to make these cabbage roses with the left over papers then !!

 You will need six for each rose.

Pinch in middle and twist three times each paper, then overlap. On a 1 1/2" square of card, glue with glue dots four papers, one each side. then two in middle. crush up a piece of copy paper to make a ball and use last choc paper to wrap round to make centre of rose.

All you need now are your Fiskar's border punches to decorate your parcels !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday 19 December 2016

Anything Christmas Goes !!

Well not long now peeps and I still have things to finish and make !!


You must have a favourite HM Design, Happy Hopper or Gruffies Christmas card you have made so why not enter it in our House Mouse and Friends " Anything Christmas Goes " themed challenge which is runing till Jan 7th !!

My little guys are getting ready for Christmas and all the snow which is heading our way !!

Used lots of ribbon and lace, added loads of sparkle to all the leaves, coloured with copics, pierced and distressed round all the edges and die cut my sentiment.

We have some fabulous sponors with big prizes up for grabs !!

  Thrilled to be welcoming back our brill 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: For 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


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!

 Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls: any image in a card

Friday 16 December 2016

to be naughty....

Sometimes its fun to be naughty.....

Been playing with my Pink Your Life stamps and promarkers. I started with a piece of A4 card and with my airbrush made a dot and spray background using a few of my promarkers.

Then had great fun stamping, colouring and fussy cutting out all the images. great relaxing thing to do when its a dull, dark day......

Next I cut the A4 in half, cutting out a square aperture in one half, mounting this on 3D foam tape to make a raised frame.

Then a way I went with some Sweet Dixie dies and my cure Fiskars bee punch, 3d foam tape, more stamping and some ribbon to create this fun card.

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Another different...

Christmas card peeps,  this time using a fun Penny Black stamp from the set called " Party Friends ". These three are having fun at their Christmas party.....

The Penny Black and More Challenge this month is "Black and White plus one" and I chose red.

I used three different black and white pattern papers, cut snowflake borders and snowflakes, gingham ribbon bows and black stitched bow, few pearls and heart buttons and coloured the hats with copics.

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: black and white plus one
Crafty Cardmakers: non traditional christmas

Sunday 11 December 2016

Winter fairy....

Got a bit of lovely sunshine this morning, not a bit like winter......

I adore LOTV stamps and have treated myself to a few...this one is called " Midsummer's Night ", but fairies don't feel the cold so I have made a cute different winter Christmas card with her.

Just made a background using distress ink and water and frantage for the snow. Coloured in using copics and a glitter pen for a bit of sparkle. Added a few die cut trees, sentiment, bobble trim, gingham ribbon and a few snowflakes !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: christmas
The Ribbon Girls: anything goes in a card

Saturday 3 December 2016

Fiskars Give-Away !! WINNER !!

First out of the pot this morning is..........

and that is you

CAZ(B) !!

Please message me on FB with your addy sweetie and the punch will be winging its way to you !!

Thanks to everyone who entered and watch out for another Fiskars give a way SOON !!


Good morning peeps !!

I have a little something that might just brighten your day to give away !!

Who would like to win this fab Fiskars Inricate Daisy Punch ??

This is such a pretty flower shape and can be used in so many ways. 

All you need to do is add your name to Mr Linky ( UK only ) at the bottom of this post by 

Sunday 11th December

 and I will draw a random winner on Monday 12th December !! 

Why not hop over to "Like" the Fiskarettes UK Facebook Page and join the ever growing crafty community !! We have loads of inspiring projects by the team members using all the Fiskars tools, fun competitions, give aways......check it out.

hugs Diane xx

PS You don't need to have a blog to enter,  just leave the URL bit and add your name and email to Mr Linky....

Friday 2 December 2016

Christmas fun...

Well won't be long thought I would share some Christmas projects I have been making peeps.
This is quite elegant for me...

 A bit cheesy I know....but fun !!

 Its amazing what you can make with good old loo rolls !! Oh how I loved Blue Peter !!
Advent House

Just love my vintage card,  the papers just worked so well with my paper folded trees.....

  And this one using WOW Sparkles !!

You can find all these projects on the Fiskarettes UK facebook page, so why not hop over and check them out and all the other inspiration by the rest of the team !!

hugs Diane xx

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