Monday 30 July 2018

Christmas in July

Morning guys !!

Nice its a bit cooler now and we have had some rain !!

So its not so bad to be thinking of Christmas in July which is our theme over at House Mouse and Friends !!

Here's my midway reminder card using the super cute Stampendous HMD called "Christmas Characters"

Our fab sponsors are :
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!

 Our Second Generous Sponsor is 

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  

Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.


 So nows a good time to start your Christmas cards and enter our fun challenge with any HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie and you might be one of our winners !!

Can't wait to se what you create !!


Wednesday 25 July 2018

Hochanda today !!

Morning guys !!

Who is getting any sleep with this heat.............I'm alright for a while then wake up over and over again sooooooooo hot !!  I know I shouldn't moan, but just need a break...

Anyhoo, so excited that today on Hochanda at 12.00 and 4.00,  Jo (Luv Crafts) will be showing the steampunk collection and heres is a few more of my samples.....they is one more, but wasn't time to get a photo.....

Think you will agree, something a wee bit differnt from me, but boy did I enjoy making these !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday 23 July 2018

Luv Crafts

Morning guys, hope you are all coping with this heat. Sorry to say I am not....


A good bit of news...I have just joined the Luv Crafts design team and Jo has two shows on Hochanda this Wed 12.00 and 4.00. 

Its all about steam punk and it doesn't have to be dark... here's one of my show samples to prove it !!

Love this lion !!

Lots of fab samples by the rest of the girls so please do try and watch !!

If you are on fb then please hop over and join our fb group HERE

hugs Diane xx

Sunday 22 July 2018

Woodland animals

Adore the woodland animal free papers in this months Making Cards mag, just had to make some simple cards !!

You really only need a bit of ribbon, a few buttons and a nice sentiment and you have some really cute cards !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 12 July 2018

Gnome fun !!

Morning guys !!

Been doing some more embroidery using Crafty Ribbons fab silk ribbon !! Also used some of the new crochet edge bias binding !!

The house is made using a Pringles tin , the roof lifts off so I can store bits and bobs inside.

My cute little lady gnome is a dolly peg and I went a bit OTT as usual with loads of flower embroidery on her dress and hat. She has to take her hat off to get inside the house...ha ha

Such a fun project to make and felt is a fab medium to work with !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday 9 July 2018

Hot Summer Days !!

Morning guys !!

It sure is hot hot hot !!  Hope you have been enjoying/surving it all, I've been doing a bit of both, but would like it to be cooler at night.......

Well its just right for our House Mouse and Friends challenge which is


Bet you can't guess which I went for with is HOT Happy Hopper  Stampendous stamp called "Cool It"

This has been me most days !! This little guy has hte best way ever to cool down........I've used distress inks and copic pens to colour, embossed the sun rays, added some pink bobble trim and a bit of faux stitching !!

We have some more fantastic sponors 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 a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

Second Generous Sponsor is 

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 !

Sue our hostess has this fab prize for one lucky winner also !!
I am offering a third prize for one lucky winner.
This cute stamp, Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)

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