Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Watercolour Bokeh take two


Morning guys !!

Yesterdays laugh of the day, but a sad sign of the times was me setting off Tesco's alarm with a jar of HONEY !! Yes my Manuka honey which is for my dogs had a security label which didn't clear when I paid for it. Did you know that the meat also is security protected ?? Sad but true.....

Anyhoo...here;'s my second attempt at a Bokeh background.



























This time using fresh bright oranges and yellows and the sweet Little Claire Silhouette Cats which you can find HERE.  The sentiment is again from a Doo Lally Pip set . 

And here's my card from yesterdays post.   Two different backgrounds and one technique, give it a try and see what you can come up with !!


























Hope you all have a fabulous day...

hugs Diane xx


Would love to enter:
Deep Ocean Challenge: our furry friends
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door; always anything goes

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Watercolour Bokeh


Hope your now going " what on earth is that "  like I did !!

Well its a fab fun, but messy technique you can do to make backgrounds !!  You'll find loads of great tutorials on You Tube if you want to have a go.

So here's my first attempt which I love...

 I've done this one in lovely spring colours.  Sadly the Little Claire Silhouette Dog stamps are not available at the moment, but the cat ones are and I'll show you another card using them tomorrow.  The dogs work so well with the Doo Lally Pip large sentiment stamp !!

What'd you think then .....

Would love to enter:
Craft Your Passion: always anything goes
Counry View Crafts ; anything goes


Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring is in the air !!



well it is trying.......hope you guys had a fab weekend whatever the weather !!

Time for another challenge at House Mouse and Friends and the theme is 


So anything spring like or you can still choose to do anything goes !!

Guess what I chose..... 

Just inked up my cloud effect sky and hand drew the grass using Spectrum Noir pens,  stamped and coloured my mice flowers and then fussy cut them out and mounted onto 3d foam tape. Covered chipboard letters with dotty green paper and again mounted them using 3D foam tape. Mounted this panel onto a purple matt and then onto my white card blank.


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Would love to enter:
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: anything goes
Scribble and Scrap: anything goes
We Do Doobadoo: spring/greens

Sunday, 1 March 2015

March Flowers !!


Wowee here we are 1st March already guys !!  The old saying "time waits for no man" is soooo true and it doesn't wait for any crafter either !!

So being the beginning of a new month means a new Little Claire Club Stamp Set and it's called "March Flowers" !!  Such a pretty set of three flower squares which can stand alone or work together !!

How about this card to brighten up a wet day using just one of the squares and greetings !!  The paper is by Stampin Up,  did loads of matt and layering,  faux stitching and finished off with buttons and bows coloured in using spectrum noir pens.


 March Flowers stamp set

Now my next card uses all three squares together and one I have made using one of the sentiments.

You can't see very well,  but I have stamped,  coloured and decoupaged all the flower squares even the dandelion clock !!  How's that for fussy cutting !!  Each square has been raised using 3d foam tape as well.

A really pretty set with so many uses....

Would love to enter:
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: anything goes
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dinkie fun !!


My word nearly a week and no blogging from me, well I have been very busy behind the scenes with work I can't show you yet, so watch this space.....

But what I can show you are some new Dinkie stamps by Little Claire !!   In fact there are 11 new stamps,  yes you heard me right,  11 new super Dinkie stamps and all only £2 each !!

 Aren't these elephants adorable !!  Some simple matt and layering, coloured with Spectrum Noirs to create a little scene and finished off with a bow and heart button !!

 A new dinkie - Row of Elephants


 And what about these cute teapots !!

I've just added a pricked faux stitching border and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and then a bit of glossy accents on the teapots.

 A new dinkie - Teapots

Super cute or what !!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Ooooh lemons !!


Well we survived yesterday....high winds and heavy rain all afternoon !!  It was horrible, even my two dogs kept their legs crossed and didn't want to go out in it !!  One thing, you never feel bad sitting crafting on a day like that.....

Anyhoo...

Time for a mid- reminder for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which is "Friends"

Loads of fab prizes to be won so check it out now !!




This card just makes me smile ....look at that poor little guys face . It makes me suck my lips in just thinking about it !!  Does anyone know if mice do eat lemons ??


The papers are from a collection pack called "Family Ties" by Pebbles and I just love the colours. Fussy cut out some of the flowers from the papers to embellish adding a few jems, loads of distressed edges, pearls and ribbon and stamped my own sentiment using a fab alphabet set by Amazing Creations called "Complete Swirly Alphabet". Coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs.

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More; anything goes except digi
Scribble and Scrap: always anything goes
QKR Stampede: critters
Simply Create Too; anything goes
Gruffies and Guests; love is all around + option anything goes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bunting !!


































I have had great fun creating this "Get Well Soon" card using Little Claires "Bunting" set. It's very simple to make....

I just inked a piece of white card to make my cloud background, then mounted it onto a 6" x 6" card blank, cut a few strips of white card to make the fence inking all the edges, cut a piece of green paper to look like grass and then went to town stamping and colouring, fussy cutting my banner out, threading it onto a piece of twine, all finished off with a die cut bird which I coloured to look like a robin !!
 
Now the fun thing with this alphabet set is you can spell out anything you like....
 
Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes with a twist-use a die cut
Allsorts; any occasion other then birthday
Crafty Calendar: anything goes


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