Monday, 26 June 2017

Denim Note Book Cover + Fiskars Giveaway !!



























I wanted to make something different and came up with the idea I would challenge myself to see how many things I could make from an old pair of jeans kindly donated by my brother.

The first project was this wrist cuff using ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.


































Made from a strip cut off one of the legs.


























Now my next project for Fiskarettes UK... a denim note book using one of the pockets.































Just cut a piece from the jeans round one pocket the size you would like your note book to be. next cut two cardboard pieces the same size, cover one with pattern papers on both sides, the other only one side. Glue the denim piece on the front of this one. Punch holes down left hand side to take your wires.


























I bought a cheap A4 lined not book, punched holes as before and cut it down to size to fit my cover and then bound with my wires. Then you can go mad with decorating the front with ribbons, buttons and pearls !!

The pocket is fab for holding your fav pens and scissors ect.....

Now talking about scissors, I have a fantastic pair of designer Fiskars scissors to give away to one lucky person in the UK.

 Designer Scissors (8")

Just add you name to Mr Linky and I will pick a winner on Monday 3rd July !!


hugs Diane xx



Yellow and or Orange

 A good morning to you !!

Monday again and off we go with another House Mouse and Friends Challenge !!


Me being me I chose BOTH !!






























Love this Stampendous HMD called " Pretty Guinea ". Shes all ready to party I think !!  Just stamped and coloured with my usual Copics.  I've used a Sweet Dixie die to make the flowers adding gem dots to centres and some ribbon and bows at bottom.

We have two fabby do prizes up for grabs guys !!

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We are 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? :)
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Second Prize is 

New Stampendous clear stamp set for ONE lucky winner donated by teamie Christine 








Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More; anything goes
The Ribbon Girls : any image + ribbon
Allsorts; flower power

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Chicken Run


Morning guys !!

Today is my first DT post for Crafty Ribbons !!  Lovely Ali asked me to join the design team and as you know I always have ribbon on my projects so what could be better than to have loads of wonderful ribbon to play with !!
 
So today I have for you a chicken box card using Crafty Ribbons "Summer Festival Chicken" ribbon to go with my "Hey Chick" Stampin Up stamps !!


































Lots of fun stamping, colouring in with copics and fussy cutting out on this one .


































I always find it hard to get good photos of this kind of shaped card, but I think you get the picture.



























For loads of inspiration why not pop over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and Crafty Ribbons FB page !! 

Hope you all have a fabby do weekend, its so nice to enjoy a cuppa again now its a bit cooler !!

hugs Diane xx


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Card Club

 Saturday was Card Club at AMOM and we made two cards using the free stamps that came with the Creative Stamping magazine.
 
These are my two versions. Love the sailor !!























Hope you are all keeping safe in the sun, far too hot for me !!

hugs Diane xx


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Fiskarettes UK

 
 Most of you guys know I design for Fiskars on the Fiskarettes UK fb page. If you have never checked it out then please do as the team have some amazing inspiring projects to share with you !!

We also love you to share any creations you make using anything with us as we all get inspired by one another. There are loads of fab giveaways and a regular contests and we often give you the  chance of becoming a Guest Designer !!

Thought I would share some of my past makes with you today....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Well there are just a few of my makes....you never know I may have a Fiskars giveaway myself on here VERY SOON PEEPS !!

hugs Diane xx
 
 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

GD for Crafty Ribbons




The lovely Ali from Craft Ribbons asked me if I would like to do a Guest Designer spot on FB,  now who is going to say no to that !!

 So here is my project,  a wrist cuff made with the Butterfly Ribbon Pack























Ribbon Pack - Butterfly

It's very easy to make from a strip of denim cut from the leg of an old pair of jeans ( mine  kindly donated by my brother )


























Everything is hand sewn with invisible thread. From my stash I cut a piece of knitting lace in half and added a piece top and bottom, then a piece of the check ribbon. Next I gathered a piece of sheer ribbon and attached it down the middle. Then I fussy cut some of the butterflies out adding two together and attaching then on top of the gathered ribbon. Finished off with two rows of pearls and two hooks and eyes to fasten the cuff.

Think of all the fabulous Craft Ribbons  YOU COULD  use to make this !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Up for a challenge ??

 Then hop over to House Mouse and Friends as we have a new challenge for you !!

 
I've made a card with a hidden message......
 
 
 Just pull the cloud and watch Monica fly revealing the hidden message  !!
 
 
This super cute Stampendous HMD is called "Umbrella Ride" and Monica is really enjoying it !!
 
Love making inky cloud backgrounds as everyone turns out different. Stamped and coloured Monica using Copics and then fussy cut her out attaching her to the slider. Punched out a few clouds inking all the edges. Finished off with some pattern paper, lace and ribbon with heart button.

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We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,



Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.


 Second Generous SPONSOR is

SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

Can't wait to see what you lot come up with,  so come on and join in the fun !!
 



Would love to enter: 
The Ribbon Girls: any image +  ribbon
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: anything goes with a critter

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Once a crafter.....

....always a crafter !!

Amongst my Birthday cards last Monday were a few fab handmade ones and one even had a handmade envelope ( thanks Tracy). The paper was so pretty I just couldn't throw it away....so made this card with it.  Had so much fun fussy cutting out the butterflies !!




 Thank you guys for all the lovely Birthday wishes and hope you wake up to a wonderful day !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 5 June 2017

Think Pink Two

 Morning guys !!

There is still time to join in the "Think Pink" themed challenge over at House Mouse and Friends !! I'm hosting this challenge and have a another card to share.
 
Who doesn't love pink bunnies..... 
I've used this time Stampendous "Opening Gifts" stamp with these two cute Happy Hoppers and NitWit papers.

Don't forget I have a pink mousey bundle up for grabs as well !!































 Our SPONSOR for this challenge is :

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? :)

 A HUGE Mousey Thanks to our Generous Sponsor for your continued support!

                                       
Second prize is : 
 
 
A mousey bundle donated by teamie Diane for another lucky winner which includes Stampendous stamp "Mix it Up" and 6 mtrs of pink ribbon

 




Friday, 2 June 2017

Playing again

 this time with Card-io Majestix stamps making some very CAS cards !! This as you know is very hard for me, but boy did I have fun with these cute little stamps !!
 
The first one is with the "Clematis Garden" set
 
 The second with "Tropical Garden" set

 And then the "Sketchy Spring Floral" set































hugs Diane xx


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