Thursday, 24 April 2014

One for the guys !!

Thought I'd share with you this morning a card I've made for my cousin's hubby, its his birthday tomorrow !! I know a lot of you struggle with cards for the guys in your life.....

I've used  stamp set's by Stampendous called "Love Robotz" and "Botz Quotz"

I love making little scenes. My cloud effect is quick to do, but the grass does take a bit longer as you need three or four colour greens and small flicks with your pens, but its worth it  !!

Would love to enter:
My Craft Creations: always anything goes
613 Anenue Create: anything goes (with option candy treats)
Dragonfly Dreams: for the boys

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Reminder !!

If you're looking for Crafty Sentiments Designs Hop you can find my post HERE

It finishes TOMORROW so get hopping !!

Happy Easter !!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Darling Daschunds

Morning guys !!  My turn today for Littles Claires fabby do friday project for you,  a mini album in a tin using "Darling Daschunds" 

You better grab a cuppa and a seat as there are loads of photo's !!

You will need:
silver tin box 3 3/8"x 3 3/8"
white card
2 sheets of patterned paper
26" gingham ribbon
blue ink pad

 1. Cut 2 strips of white card  3 1/4" x  9 3/4" and score at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2. Cut one more strip at 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" and score at 3 1/4"

2. On the 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" stamp the small daschunds on left hand square at bottom. On one of the 3 1/4" x 9 3/4" stamp daschunds at bottom of two left hand squares . On second 3 1/4" x 9 3/4" stamp largs daschund with flowers in fisrt left hand square and small daschunds in second left hand square.

3.Fold each strip and round corners.

4. Colour in all images using promarkers and then make a light cloud effect background. This is very easy, I use a cloud shape cut from card and then pick up a bit of ink on a sponge from a blue ink pad and lighty dab round my cloud shape moving it as I go across my background.

5. Turn all three pieces over and cover back of each square as shown in photo with pattern paper.

6. Concertina fold all three strips and then glue all three strips together to form one long concertina.

7. Cover tin front and inside lid with patterened paper.

8. Stamp a 3 1/4" x 1" strip of white card with small daschunds and colour in and glue to front of tin.

9. Attach ribbon to inside bottom of tin.

10. Then glue concerina strip on top of ribbon.

11. Now have fun adding your photo's !!  Here are my two fur babies Taz and Hugo !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Addiced to Stamps and more: anything goes
I Love Promarkers: cats and/or dogs
Simon Says Stamp: animals

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Are you ready to HOP !!

Morning peeps !!
Are you ready to hop then ??
Welcome to our super cute baby themed hop !! 
 Want to win some new stamps ?? 
 Of course you do - You have until
 Monday 21st
 to hop along - visit all 7 blogs, leave a comment and finally pop to our
make sure you are a follower and leave us a message telling us your favourite stamp !! 
                      DIANE - you are here
Right now ....hope you are sitting down and have a nice cuppa as this is photo heavy !!
I've got a baby banner to show you using the super cute 

Lots of die cut circles in card and gingham paper, loads of faux stitching, tule, punched buttons, fussy cutting and coloured Scruff with promarkers and paper pieced his bed and hung on a lovely piece of yellow gingham ribbon !!

Phew !!

Now your next stop is too our lovely

Have fun !!

Would love to enter:
Stamping Sensations: dies and/or punches
That Craft Place; anything or easter
Crafty Hands: anything goes

Lots of White

 Whoohoo !!

This is one of my most favourite challenges and thats why I choose it for our challenge this week at 

and we want to see loads of it on your projects.

As you can see I went OTT with my rocker card using the fabulous CSD digi Benson Bear - Couples stamp !!

Here is the fabbydo prize up for grabs !!


This is such a lovely image which could be used for anniversaries, wedding , engagements and valentine.

Done my usual cloud effect background and colouring with promarkers and added a grass effect as well. As you can see I have used loads of dies, lace, pearls and ribbon. I've also used chipboard letters for "LOVE" and embossed them with white embossing powder and then added more pearls !!

Now all I have to do is make a box for this special card !!

Pop over and see all the teams fab creations at

Check back at 9am today for our fab BLOG HOP !!

Would love to enter:
Addicted to Stamps; fancy folds
Challenges 4 Everybody: anything goes
Digi Galore: flowers
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge: anything goes including digital

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Happy Hopper

Hope you're all having a fab weekend !! A bit of sunshine sure lifts the spirit......

You all know I am a Houise Mouse Designs fan,  all the images are super cute and I love cute !!  So its no surprise I have made this...

This sweetie is from a Happy Hopper set called "Special Day"

I've embossed my four squares of backing paper with swirls and then machine stitched the edges ( love my wonky stitching, its a new toy ) Made my flowers from dies and punches using the matching paper from a pack called  "Suger and Spice" by Dovecraft. Coloured my cute bunny with promarkers and pan pastels and finished off with a few small pearls !!

Ummmmmm "less is more" has no meaning for me !!

Would love to enter:
HMFMC#167: flowers and flourishes
Sweet Stampin: flowers
Crafty Catz: animals
Penny Black and More; blossoms and blooms

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Lots of Layers

Morning peeps !!

Still got the sunshine and it really does now feel like spring !! Trouble is the weeds and grass are growing like mad !!

Well another month has passed so time for another
Little Claire challenge !!

our theme this month is 

Sure is lots of layers on my round telescopic card !!

My cute LC image is called "Armsful of Wishes". On the second circle I have used the edge of the flowers to stamp a border round the sentiment which comes from the LC set called "Good Times".  Just love doing my cloud effect background. Used promarkers to colour with, embossed a swirl pattern on some of the circles, made a flower using a cheery lyn die and finished off all the edges with little black dots !!

Here are the TWO fab stamps up for grabs if you are our winner !!

Also don't forget our discount code and competition !!

Would love to enter:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenges:anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door: always anything goes
Crafty Catz: animals