Monday, 1 September 2014

Little Robin Redbreast

 is this months new stamp club set from Little Claire !!

 For my first card I have just done rows of repeat stamping with the little robin and birdhouse plus one of the sweet sentiments. I've glazed all the little robins and glittered all the holly and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens !!

You get FIVE cute stamps with TWO fab sentiments in the set.  Just think how many christmas cards you could make using them all !!

 My next card is an easel using two of the main stamps and just the holly from the big birdhouse stamp ( you know how I adore fussy cutting !!) Lots of lovely sparkle on this one and fab bobble trim which is my favourite at the mo !!

Lots more inspiration to be found on the

Would love to enter:
Christmas Card challenges; anything goes (must be christmas/winter)
Allsorts: early christmas makes
Completely Christmas; anything goes

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Twinkling H2O's

Lucky me won a free seat at Craft Classes Online a few months ago and the class was Twinkling H2O's which started last week.


Our first lesson covered getting to know your H2O's and trying them out on different papers. It was quite funny as I had just found a brand new box of 12 H2O's in one of my local charity shops for £2.25 so I was ready to play !!

First I tried a water colour wash of two colours on water colour paper and then a marble effect onto plain card

 Me being me had to now make them into something, so they changed into these....

Not bad for a first play........

hugs Diane xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

Sneak Peek ?????

............this is a naughty sneak peek of just one of the soon to be released new stamps from Little Claire called "Penguin Hugs "  Isn't it cute !!

I've made a shaker card and used some flower soft for the snow inside with glitter.   I embossed my card and the frame with dots then glittered them with stickles,  its super sparkly in real life  !!

All the new release stamps will be for sale on 2nd Sept !!

Would love to enter:
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: anything goes

Thursday, 28 August 2014


Not quite as OTT as one from yesterday........processed the same with foil tape,  then embossed and painted with black acrylic paint rubbed back.  Die cut two baubles which are hung by chain.

Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes (must be square/ rectangular)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas; merry and bright ( I think it's merry and very shiny bright)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Oh my.....OTT

Well I did warn you !!    I wanted some chain for another piece I am working on and found a horrible necklace ( well I thought it was horrible)  in a charity shop for £1, well I got left with this huge stone and a smaller one and couldn't throw it away......

I'm also playing with foil tape, the kind you buy from Wicks or B&Q   God knows what you are suppose to use it for in DIY...

Anyhoo.....I decided to marry the two together and made this metal effect bling Christmas card !!  The stones look very brown, but their not, it just the light....

The tape is sticky backed so you just cover a piece of card with it, run it through an embossing folder, paint it with black acrylic paint, then rub off as much as you like to get the pewter colour effect.  the flowers I just die cut, but didn't paint so they stayed shiny.

Well there never be another card like it............

would love to enter:
The Corrisive Challenge: "b" unique (bells, blooms,bling,bow)
Completely Christmas: anything goes
Craft For the Craic; ctaft item you have never used before
Winter Wonderland; anything goes for xmas

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Gnome !!

Thought I would make this "New Gnome" card for three lovely peeps who have just moved into a new SHED !!  Yes I did say SHED !!

 Welcome to your new gnome Gill, Steve and Carol !!

Lots of fussy cutting, decoupaging and colouring with Spectrum Noir pens !!  The scene through the window is a stamp from the fabby do set from Little Claire called "Sunflowers" and "A Little Gnome " stamp is by Francoise Read from Woodware

Would love to enter:
Allsorts: bright sunshiny colours
Crafting At The Weekend: anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs: in the garden
Alphabet Challenge: n is for natural (mine is raffia )

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Nicki and Jess

Morning peeps !!

Nights have been a bit chilly of late and are beginning to draw in, had to get my woolies out........hay ho !!

It was scrap club and few weeks ago at my local craft centre and I took along my friend Nicki for the first time. Nicki has been a scrapper in past and now mainly does card making.

The theme was "Happy " and Nicki didn't know I was using a photo of her and her super cute cat called Jess which she had sent me. Jess came with the house Nicki bought !!

We are all given a basic kit and lay out idea which you can play around with or not as you like. I kept to the basic lay out design and just added a bit of my own.

With some of the scraps of paper we made flowers, but had the two felt flowers in our kit.

The lay out has a pull out tag to add more photo's and journling.

I didn' have any more photo's so Nicki dropped me in a few more of Jess. They are wonderful as Nicki is taking a photo course at the moment.

Actually I am very pleased with my blog photo's and love my lay out of them both !!

hugs Diane xx

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