Hope you are all enjoying you christmas hols as I am still !!( Sorry if you have already returned to work !!)
Anyway, January`s Craft Stamper mag has a free fab Chantecleer the Cockerel Stamp which I love !! The stamp is by Rainbow Studios I was inspired by designers Rachel May, Joanne Allison and Faye Wynn-Jones to make my cards.
The first card I have paper pieced the cockerels using papers from Wildrose Studio.
The second tag card is my favourite !! My crafty friend Anna gave me a lovely small christmas present of some tags and sentiment frames cut from craft card from a Tim Holtz die !!
For my third card I have again paper pieced the cockerel with papers from Basic Grey Wassail paper pad. The flower is just a strip of matching card which I cut into all along one edge and then rolled up !!
For my last card I have made my version of Joanne Allisons design which is in the mag. For mine I have used paper from Basic Grey Pyrus paper pad which has been woven just at the left hand corner. The cockerel has been coloured in with promarkers.
I hope you have been inspired to have a play with this fab stamp as I was !!
I have a smashing friend called Sue, who looks after and loves a pretty feral cat called Little Felix. It`s taken Sue years to build up a trust between them to a point were she can fuss Little Felix only to have it ruined by a dog attack in her garden earlier this year, but with lots of love from Sue, she has again built up the trust between them. Thought I just show you a little gift I made Sue, this cute wall hanging of Little Felix......
One of our card club challenges at AMOM is to make a telescopic card. These are great fun to make and if you would like to have a go, just have a look on Youtube. You will find loads of tutorials on how too.
For mine I have used stamps by Hero Arts and several spellbinders and nellie dies. They can be made with any shape, just have a play....
My top tip is: When using double sided tape, wear it on your wrist like a bangle and you won`t loose it or drop it on the floor like I use too !!
The lovely girls at Our Creative Corner have asked me to be their Guest Designer for this week !! How fab is that !! The challenge is being hosted by Anne Marie Hile.
" Holiday Color Combo - Create a card
or papercraft project with the colours Soft Sky OR Pool Party, Real
Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White and it has to have
I love the soft colours, but did wonder about the real red, but it looks fab on the christmas gift box I have made !!
My box has a cellophane window in the lid and the cute mice and sentiment ticket are Debbies digi images from The Crafty Pad Designs and are called "Holly and Harvey" I cut all the snowflakes on my cricut and glitter them all with stickles to add my sparkle !! For the punched bands I used one of Maratha Stewerts punches.
Saturday was card club at AMOM and we made these two fab cards.
The peacock card was designed by Francoise Read a designer for Woodware and the set of stamps is called "Proud Peacock". We did Francoise technique with painting with Sakura stardust pens. Very relaxing colouring in.....
The second card was a simplified card using the remaining images in the stamp set.
Well are you ready for CHRISTMAS then ?? I`m nearly there....
Right then.....this weeks challenge 151 at The Crafty Pad is: "Send Someone A Smile" We all forget to send a card or gift "just because" so this week we want you to make a card or project which is NOT Birthday or Christmas. So why not make something to brighten up someones day and you could win a prize !!
Our sponer this week is Creative Craft World and they are giving you £5 to spend online instore !! There must be a something you would like !!
I have made this week a calender for myself, well we all need a prezzie now and then !! I have used Debbies fab "Rainbow Sally" digi stamp.
The background has been made with 3/8" strips of paper laid out in a pattern, very easy to do and you can used all your scraps of paper up !!
Rainbow Sally and the flowers have been coloured in with promarkers( must use something else next time) and I have decoupaged Sallys head to bring her forward a bit. Then glazed her shell to make it shiny.
Make something today to brighten up someones day !! Check out all the other DT`s fab creations at The Crafty Pad, but most of all have FUN !!
Little Claire is one of my favourite sites for lovely images and I love taking part in their challenges. This months is a "shaped card".
The stamps I have used to make my card are called " Pretty Garden" and has the cutest bee on !!
The papers are by Wildrose Studio. And guess what....I`ve made another rosette flower !! I have used alot of sparkle on the bee`s wings and round the flowers and the water from the watering can, but sadley it doesn`t show up in the photo. I have coloured it all in with good old promarkers.
Give It A Punch is this weeks challenge at The Crafty Pad. We want to see 3 punched shapes on your lovely creations !! Our fab sponser this week is:
The prize is a £10 Voucher to spend instore.
This week the team got to play with "Ruldoph & Robin"digi image which can be found HERE I have made Lorraines fab wallet and you can find the tutorial HERE to make it yourself. It would make a fab gift for someone. I am going to keep all my christmas receipts in mine !!
The team have made some really fab creations this week so please check them out as well !!
At Scrap Club at AMOM, we always have a challenge for each month. This months was to do another LO using Christina`s design from last Scrap Club on any theme. So here is my "Snow Dogs" LO for the challenge...
This was Dec last year when we had all the snow !! My dogs LOVED IT !! The frame has been wrapped with three types of ribbon. Then I cut loads of snowflakes and glittered them.
Here is the Christina`s original LO design we did where the design comes from for "Snow Dogs" This is my LO below.
Hi, I`m Diane and I have been a crafter all my life. I live with my brother and two dogs, Hugo and Taz. I love alsorts of crafting, but mainly now paper crafting !! I am a mobile hairdresser and love my ladies as they all have a story to tell ( as well as all their moans and groans !!) Hope you find something of interest on my blog. Happy crafting !!