Thursday, 20 October 2016

Northern lights

 Been having a play with the northern lights technique peeps.

Started with an A4 sheet of white card and coloured it with streaks of different distress ink colours blending them as best I could. Then cut it into four.

Then tore a strip of white paper with a curvy wave and used it to make the ground line in black ink.

Then stamped a mixture of images in black to create the scenes.

Finishing off with white dots for stars and darkening round the edges. I'm quite pleased with the end results !!

hugs Diane xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Shape it Up !!

 nooooooo not you....
its our new House Mouse and Friends challenge for you !!

"Shape It Up"
(any shaped card)

I've made a circle side stepper card using the fabulous "Ballerina Baby"

As you know I love using up scraps of paper and I have used some to cover my card. A die cut fancy frame and centre for my mousey image and sentiment. Loads of little pink pearls and two lots of fab ribbon. Stamped an coloured with my usual spectrum noir pens and coloured the background with distress inks.

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

 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? :)



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: For 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

Remember you must use a HMD, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter !!

Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls: use any image

Friday, 14 October 2016

One for the guys !!

Morning peeps !!

If you have popped over from the Fiskarettes UK fb page then welcome to my blog !!

Here's a fun pop up panel card for any guy in your life !!

 Now I hope you have a cuppa as this post is photo loaded !!

You will need to cut and score one piece of card 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" ( this is your card base )
and another  piece of 2 3/4" x 11" , score at 2 3/4"--5 1/2"--8 1/4"

On a piece of  8 1/2" x 11" card draw a line at 5 1/2" down centre. Mark both sides of this at 4 1/4". Now draw a lines across at 2 1/8"--4 1/4"--6 3/8" as in photo.

On the 2 1/8" and 3 3/8" lines mark in at both ends 4", then draw a line up to 4 1/4" marks at top and bottom to make tab shapes.

Cut out all four corner sections as in photo.
Now fold and crease card in half both ways

Turn card round so tab shapes are on your left and right sides. Take centre crease line on right hand side down to meet and line up with centre line and crease diagonally.

 Repeat on other side 

Now push and fold in both tab section to form house shape and crease well.

Open up card. take your scored 2 3/4" x 11" and concertina fold.

With the two folds facing upwards, place in middle at bottom edge.
Add a small amount of glue on right hand tab bottom edge as shown in photo.

Now close card and press.

 Flip card over and repeat with other tab.

Now glue whole piece to inside card base !! should now have one pop up panel card !! 

I have used Fiskars star punch to decorate,  cut the letters and large star using the shape cutter and templates and added some bling !! 

Please share on Fiskarettes UK if you have a go at this card, we would all love to see it !!

If stuck with anything, then just leave me a comment and I'll try to help.

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pink Your Life

At last I have been able to have a play with my new Stampendous Pink Your Life stamps. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them !!

Artist Nicoletta Zanella from the Pink Your Life Design Team has created some wonderful, whimsical characters that are joining the Stampendous Family. We’re so excited to welcome the Whisper …:

I made a background of distress inks and water on a piece of A4 card and then cut in half for both cards.  Most of the cute images have been stamped onto white card,  coloured with spectrum noir pens and then fussy cut out.

The fun sentiments are a set of stamps by Woodware called " You Are".

SSCP102 Mushrooms Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set:

Watch this space as I have a few other things planned for these fabby doo stamps.....

hugs Diane xx

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Baby layout

Morning guys !!

I'm off today for a crafty play day with a friend, we always have a good laugh and usually make something by the end of the day...
What are you guys going to do this weekend then ??

Last Sat at Scrap Club we did a baby layout,  mine is of my mum with Geoffrey ( now 31 ) her first grandchild , Steve my eldest brothers first boy,  he has two boys.

I made a flip up photo mat as I had a few photos to use. Mum was so happy then....

We use the gorgeous Marianne fawn die, sooooooo cute !!

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Bad Hare Day

well it might be a bit chilly, but the sun is shinning so the washing machine is in full swing !! Trying to freshen up some winter woollies....

You know what its start hunting through your stash and you find something you didn't know you had...well I found this Woodware stamp called "Bad Hare Day" and now remember I just had to buy it because of the subject matter - me being a hairdresser.

So here's a couple of cards I have made.
The first one I have made a simple background using my round blending tool end and  dabbed all over with different colours, a quick way to make a background. Coloured the hare with spectrum noir pens and made the grass with four different greens and little flicks with the pens.

The second one I have made the background the same way with blending tool and then stamped the hare onto different grey patterned papers, raising the front one up and adding a small bow.

Hope you're not having a Bad Hare Day !!

hugs Diane xx

Would love to enter:
Great Impressions: anything goes

Monday, 3 October 2016

Branch out....

we have a fun new House Mouse and Friends challenge for you !!

any kind of branch on your project.

Mine is a holly one....

 Loads of paper layers, made some christmas roses with dies, die cut leves and holl leaves, stamped and coloured using Spectrum Noir pens, added loads of frantage for snow, topped off with big read bow and loads of glitter !!

Our fabulous sponsor is:

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!


Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls: anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper: anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Ribbons: use ribbon or lace

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