Monday 30 April 2018

Let's be square !!

Morning guys and how are you ??

My word isn't the weather up and down, we seem to be very chilly here ...

Think my little guy is hoping his present is "cheese"

This Stampendous HMD is called " Birthday Gift " and this time I have used promarkers to colour it. Made an inky sky with distress inks and drew in the grass and flowers with promarkers as well.

Generous SPONSORS for this chall are


Prize for one lucky winner is 
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice 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..

We are delighted to announce a NEW Generous sponsor 


Is offering ONE lucky winner a House Mouse designs stamp.

Many thanks to our Generous sponsors for your continued support.

How fab our these prizes then, all you need to do is enter with any HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to be in with a chance of winning !!

Sunday 29 April 2018

Keep it under your hat !!

 Although my main love is stamping and anything cute, I like to do allsorts and this is one of my allsorts......

 The stamps are by Creative Expression and I've used some of them to make the background and then stamped the gents onto punched out hexagons using a Fiskars punch, also adding a few of my thumb prints as well !!

Fit for any gent in your life.....

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:

Monday 16 April 2018

Lets Eat !!

Morning guys !!

Here we are again and its time for another House Mouse and Friends challenge !!


Here is my "Lets Eat" bit of mousey fun using Stampendous HMD called "Juggling Berries" and I decided to make a round easel card for a change.

Made a background for my little guy with distress inks for sky and promarkers for the grass.  Coloured the rest with promarkers also and added some glossy accents to the berries. Stamped a few extra berries and then fussy cut them out for embellishments. The little flowers were made using a die.

We have some fabulous sponsors for this challenge and they are:

We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

HMD is offering one Lucky Winner a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R)  site! Eeeeek!!  

Second generous Sponsor is 

Pizzazz Aplenty 

Pizzazz Aplenty 
Pizzazz Aplenty has expanded our inventory to include a nice variety of metal cutting dies.  You can check them out on the Pizzazz blog, or I've created a  Facebook group called  Reasonable Craft Dies.  So if you are shopping for flatback pearls or rhinestones, brads, dies, or even daubers, you'll find them at Pizzazz Aplenty

Prize from Pizzazz Aplenty for ONE Lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40 of Embellishments, Dies etc. you wont be disappointed.. 

Dont you just Love surprises..!

Our Third  generous Sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps
One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

The hostess of this challenge Sue Drees has added one more
 An adorable House Mouse Stamp and tag die set.
That's Four chances to win just for entering a card/project in
this challenge.
  Wowee guys what a lot of prizes to be WON just by joining in the fun with a HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffies creations !!

So what are you waiting for.....


Saturday 14 April 2018

Add Some Texture

Hi guys !!

Simon Says Stamp wed challenge is "Add Some Texture" and there are many fun ways to add some texture to your cards and on mine I have embossed a piece of pale pink pattern paper and then gone over the words with distress ink to make them pop.

 Just had to make yet another fun card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps and this one is wearing his very own flower hat made using Tim Holtz's Tiny Tattered Florals. 

Got just the right words above his head don't you think......

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:

Monday 9 April 2018

Black and White plus one....

and my plus one is BLUE !!

 Love this months Penny Black and More challenge and have only just got this fun and very cute set of stamps called "Hello Friend", so had to use it !!

 I've inked my cloud background and coloured using a blue promaker. Added a bit more detail to the cat with a black fine liner pen and doodled a border also.

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: black and white plus one

Sunday 8 April 2018

Hello There

and happy Sunday to you guys !!  Here's a nice cheeky fun anytime card with some fab Rose Gingham ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I love to make cards that will make someone smile who receives it and I think this one fits the bill. The cute flower was made using Spellbinders die D-Lites Create a Sunflower, but as you can see it doesn't have to be a sunflower by simply shaping each petal down. The gingham ribbon is just right to finish this happy little card.

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 5 April 2018

Happy Birthday

Its Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges 9th Birthday !!  So I thought I would play a long and join in the celebration with their "Happy Birthday" theme !!

Oh I do love my colour and my Crazy Dog stamps,  so I had a bit of fun with distress oxides stamping and colouring with this fun Birthday card !!

Simon Says are also running a DT call if you are interested !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter: 
Simon Says Stamp : happy birthday

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Fiskars Friends

Morning peeps !!

I really had so much fun creating this layout and making the embellishments , from knitting on cocktail sticks to making my own Fiskars scissors !!

This is the first time I have used fabric on a layout and it was so much fun whizzing round on my sewing machine attaching the circles onto my page !!

Keren and I met up at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in March, we didn'#t stop laughing !!

Love my beaded sheep !!

Click on my Fiskarettes UK link in sidebar to join in our fun fb page. Loads of daily inspiration using Fiskars tools and fun giveaways and we always love it if you share anything you are making !!!!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday 1 April 2018

Easter Egg Fun !!

All the local schools in my town have got together and decorated loads of eggs and hung them in some of the trees around the town !! They are all different and look so pretty and always makes me smile....So I decided to decorate my own egg with loads of ribbons which can be found in the Crafty Ribbons online shop HERE and made a scrapbook page !!

I just made a pastel inky background on my 12" x 12" piece of card, then added a few rows of ribbon to the bottom. Next drew a large egg onto a piece of white a4 card and cut out covering it with rows of ribbon. Mounted a few small photos onto matching card, then onto front of egg. I've mounted the egg with 3d foam tape so I could make an extra pull out photo matt.

Then just added a big bow and die cute some letters for the title. And there you have it, one bright and fun lay out !!

Whatever your doing this Easter weekend,  enjoy !!

hugs Diane xx

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