Monday, 18 July 2016

Chocolate and Cream Colours

Well it was hot hot hot yesterday, wonder what its going to do today !!

Chill out and have fun with our at House Mouse and Friends challenge

chosen by me !!

Someone has had far too much to eat I think.....the stamp is called " Cupcake Belly"

Had super fun with frantage on the cupcake and letters, coloured using disdress inks and Spectrum Noir pens, lots of pearls, lots of lace, hessian and die cut two cream dollies !!

Our fabulous sponsors 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!!  How exciting is that? 

Second SPONSOR is


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook.  

 So who's up for joining in then ??

Just need to use a HMD , Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter and it could be you winning one of these super prizes !!

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: anything goes with a stamp
The Ribbon Girls: use any image

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Gnome 1

Remember the fab new gnome ribbons I won from Crafty Ribbons on fb ??

Well here's my first gnome make ...

It's an MDF tag shaped stand which I've made for my borthers friends Birthday next week. He asked me to make a christmas themed card because she is mad about christmas, but I thought it would be nice as a present as well which could be bought out at christmas as a decoration !!

I've made it around the gnome house ribbon at the bottom  ( you can find it HERE )  and tried to match all the colours to that.  The cute christmas gnome is a stamp by Woodware coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, used some bobble trim and purple ribbon as well as frantage for the snow and lots of sparkle on gnomes beard and snowflake !!

Well one thng for won't find another one in the shops this christms !!

hugs Diane xx

Would like to enter:
Colour Crazy Craft challenge: glitter sparkles or teals/aqua/turquoise

Monday, 11 July 2016


When I first saw this stamp on my friend Rachel's blog I knew I had to have  it !!  It's by Trish Latimer and you can find it HERE

Now I had way too much fun stamping her and making the background that I didn't know when to stop !!

I always find it amazing what you can create using a plain piece of white card which I started with. First I stamped my Wordgirl, then used 5 distress inks to colour the background.Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry and Spiced marmarlade.

Then used some of Tim Holtz masks and inked using the same distress inks. Took a perfect perals cap and inked with white to stamp some circles, them used a SU small dot stamp with black ink. Finished off the background with a white glaze pen to add some white dots. Coloured in my Wordgirl using Spectrum Noir pens and added the chipboard letters.

Think I will make some gift tags using her next or shall I buy another one of the wordgirls........ummmmmmmm

hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Yarn Bombed !!

My town has been "Yarn Bombed" and it's wonderful !!

It has been wrapped, covered or got fun things hanging everywhere and it's fantastic, all hand knitted and so colourful !!

WARNING !!  photo overload !!
Top of the high street

Even a donkey tree !!

Outside the library

Down the high street

Outside the bank.

Round the market house

In and round the churchyard

The vicar was sleeping on the job !!

Bottom of the high street

My photo's doesn't do justice to all the hard work which has gone into every hand knitted piece or what a colourful sight it is !!

This is all part of our annual festival week which ended yesterday with a street fair ( I took these photos Friday)  But we have never been " Yarn Bombed " !!

hugs Diane xx

Friday, 8 July 2016

Free stamps

My friend Nicki isn't into stamping and so didn't want her free stamp set which came with June's Papercrafts Inspirations magazine and gave it to me. Just up my street as they are sooooooo cute.

Here's my first card made using one of the images.

 My card base if a kraft card 6 x 6 which I have cut  1" strips of three different pattern papers from a pad down both sides and then one centre panel of another pattern paper. I then used an edge die to cut the fancy edges. Stamped and coloured in using distress inks and Spectrum Noir pens. Cut and made flowers from the same three pattern papers used on sides and a few leaves from green. Finished off by adding some lace down both sides and made lace bows.

hugs Diane xx

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