Saturday, 23 August 2014

Nicki and Jess

Morning peeps !!

Nights have been a bit chilly of late and are beginning to draw in, had to get my woolies out........hay ho !!

It was scrap club and few weeks ago at my local craft centre and I took along my friend Nicki for the first time. Nicki has been a scrapper in past and now mainly does card making.

The theme was "Happy " and Nicki didn't know I was using a photo of her and her super cute cat called Jess which she had sent me. Jess came with the house Nicki bought !!

We are all given a basic kit and lay out idea which you can play around with or not as you like. I kept to the basic lay out design and just added a bit of my own.

With some of the scraps of paper we made flowers, but had the two felt flowers in our kit.

The lay out has a pull out tag to add more photo's and journling.

I didn' have any more photo's so Nicki dropped me in a few more of Jess. They are wonderful as Nicki is taking a photo course at the moment.

Actually I am very pleased with my blog photo's and love my lay out of them both !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Last one

of my Dylusion ink backgrounds...
Hope this puts a smile on your face as it's sooooooo me...I might start off with a craft idea, but never know where I'm going with it and what I will end up with !!

Again swooshed my inks with water to make the background, then used a Tim Holtz splatter mask.  Also used "Whassup? Who Me" / "Hippetty Hoppetty"/"Create" stamp sets by Lindsay Mason.  Fussy cut out my boy and mounted him on 3d foam tape ( I'm not keen on flat cards and I really ought to have shares in Woodware as I buy alot of their tape because its the best !!)
Would love to enter:
My Craft Creations; anything goes
Stamping Sensations: anything goes

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sometimes I just.....

Another one of my Dylusions spay bachgrounds and I have used two of Lindsay Mason stamp sets , "Piffy on a Rock Cake" and "Hippetty Hoppetty".

Coloured my images with distress inks and fussy cut some of them so I could mount them on 3d foam.

I love this one because of the fab colours.....and you know how much I LOVE COLOUR !!

Would love to enter:
My Time To Craft; usually coloured hair

Saturday, 16 August 2014


It's time for another monthy challenge at Little Claires and this month the theme is Birthday cards for Men.

I made my card for my nephew Geoffrey who's birthday was last Thurday !!.   I've used the "Good Times " set and a sentiment from " Rebecca's really useful sentiment Male set "
 Good Times clear stamp set
For a change I have used distress inks to colour with and the papers are by Papermania. Lots of faux stitching and I also stamped the watch on the background paper.

There is a WHOOPING PRIZE up for grabs !!
TEN Dinky stamps of choice worth £15 !!

How fantastic is that, pop over to Little Claire Designs now and see all the fabulous stamps !!

You've got to be in it to win it..........

Would love to enter:

Wags 'n' Whiskers ;  birthdays
4 Krafty Girlz; anything goes
DRS Designs: they say its your birthday
Little Red Wagon: happy birthday

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Been playing

with my Dylusions ink sprays and making a few backgrounds with different colours...

I thought this one looked a bit like a summers evening so got out my Lindsay Mason stamp set called "Hippetty Hoppetty " and created a simple bunny scene and how true is that sentiment by Stampin Up ....

Would love to enter

Fan-tastic tuesday: anything goes ( must be square)
Create a scene: animal (must create a scene with a four legged animal in)
Creating When We Can: bright colours

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Thinking of You

Morning peeps !!

Well it turned a bit chilly yesterday, but the sun is out again today  and guess what I have to share with you this morning........

a christmas card  !!

And a super cute one at that with my fav House Mouse Designs again !! This one is called " Carrot and Friend "

The House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge is No colouring of images on a Thinking of You / Get Well theme. Check the blog as the team have some fabulous takes on this to show you !!

Loads of embossing,  die cutting,  glitter ( stickles ), frantage,  fussy cutting,  bobble trim  ( my fav thing at mo ) and ribbon.

I'm a great bunny fan and used to have 7 rabbits all rescues and when I found some bunny dies in a sale I just had to have them all !!

Would love to enter:
Gruffies and Guests: anything goes/option one for the boys
Creative Card Crew; embossing wet or dry
Penny Black and more; anything goes

Monday, 11 August 2014

Prima Doll

I fell in love with the Prima dolls as soon as I saw them .  They bring back memories of my childhood of getting my weekly mag and cutting out the paper doll with her clothes that had little tabs on so you could dress her up !!   Boy they were the days !!

Plus as you know I love paper piecing, so her is my first card with a Prima Doll and I've made a tag shaped christmas card.

Now I will admit things didn't go to green crackle paint went pink ,  think I should have primed my card first, but hay ho just went with it !!

The sparkle doesn't show up, but the tress and Jingle Bells have been covered with stickles and the berries on the dolls dress. I've also used frantage chunky white embossing enamel which makes great snow and die cut the flowers and leaves.

Would love to enter:
Artistic Stampers; anything goes
Bearly Mine: anything goes
Completly Christmas: no24 anything goes
Winter Wonderland: anythings for Xmas
Southern Girls; christmas is a-coming