Thursday 30 October 2014

White Christmas

Higher bloggers :)  A slow week for me with many internet/email/blog issues; sorted now but it's taken me days to get it right. But did manage to find time for a quick A6 card...No greeting as the way my week was going, I may have messed it up on the last leg so quit while the going was good!

Embossing Folder # Rays # Tim Holtz # Ranger
Frostyville Border # Memory Box
Marrianne Reindeer Creatables Die LR0179

Many thanks for the visit, I'd love to hear what you think of it - take care xxx

Saturday 25 October 2014


Nowt going on today, just trying to update my bloglovin profile ;)

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

My Little School Desk - My Sample from PCS August 2014

Another nifty box template from Paper Crafters Sampler - Summer - August 2014 - Welcome Back to School. I've decorated the removable desk lid with inspiring quotes and used inside of the desk for pencils but, of course, it's a gift box so fill with whatever!
Please don't look too closely at the feet of MY desk legs! I didn't follow the instructions correctly and made them too big but, Melanie has added 3d instructions that show a duff like me how the assembly should go :oops:
That said, I'm still very pleased with the result

               The message is basically "Work hard at school and the world is your oyster!!!"
I like the way Melanie has enabled the creation of a trough for implements or whatever!
I've used my desk base as a box for pencils etc

WINGS - Kanban clear stamps
STAMPED BACKGROUND - Papermania Chronology (a free set from ???)
DREAM QUOTES - Stamp Camp - S424
WING QUOTES - Stamp Camp - S423

Many thanks for stopping by, 
Please link back to PCS Blog for more inspiration

Memory Box Catalina Wreath used to make an Aperture

Good morning bloggers :)
Well after trying to post this project in the early hours of this morning I had to give up (and go to bed :lol:) due to losing internet connection.
It's still playing up this morning, is it down to the blustery weather?

So perusing through Pinterest recently, I happened upon THIS different way of using the Catalina Wreath Die and so of course I just had to try it out.

Using a blank cardstock to fit a chosen card blank, I die-cut the wreath in the centre, removed the die-cut so as to sponge the colour on before resiting it and secured with DST.
Stamped my greeting from JustRite (Christmas Inner Thoughts - CL-04625) onto matching cardstock and placing behind the aperture with foam fixings.
A second cut was made from which I snipped off a few flowers to add as dimension.
Finally, finishing off with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA managing to apply some tiny blobs on the smallest stem buds.

I'm pleased with how this one turned out with no faff and pretty speedy to create ;)
Credit goes to SMITTEN for the inspiration!

Many thanks for stopping by Diane xxx

Wednesday 15 October 2014

ADIRONDACK CHAIR - My First DT project for Paper Crafters Sampler (PCS)

It really is :) It's so ingenious, designed by the talented Melanie Schulenberg from pocketsofinspiration. For the templates  LINK HERE to PaperCraftersSampler 2014/07/july-elements-of-summer
There's another sample to follow next week ;)

So here is the Adirondack Chair/Box made from Melanie's genious template.

The embellishments are from a digi set I've had for such a long time by Gina Jane although I have a feeling this set. called Seeds of Kindness, was originally from PC Crafter who no longer seem to be trading.

So how about popping over to Paper Crafters Sampler and have a look around ;)
HERE are some of their fantastic finished samples.

So many thanks to Melanie for inviting me onto the team, I'm gonna have fun!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by xxxxx

Monday 6 October 2014

Centre Stepper Card

Morning bloggers :) It's very wet here but, been for our doggy walk with my new waterproof pants and delighted to say that they work! I did have waterproofs but cheap n nasty, and they made you perspire so you got wet from the inside haha! You get what you pay for ;)

Well, I have some news to share... I've been invited onto the design team  of PAPER CRAFTERS SAMPLER so it's an exciting period for me and really looking forward to getting stuck in :)
See the button on the right :)

Today I want to share a card I CASED from PAMSCRAFTS . Pam is a most talented crafter from the design team at OYSTER PAPER CRAFTS
And here's my version...
Using Conqueror metalic card and paper in Champagne throughout
The embossed background is pieced onto the CB using Cuttlebug dies. Decorated with little  Sizzix flowers on the left, a bird die-cut also from Sizzix.
The main centre piece (base) is die-cut using a die  from Nellie's,decorated with Memory Box poppy die, Sizzix leaf die and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly.
The bottom tier is finished with a Martha Stewart punch for the grass.
Those embossed words are cut from a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I hope you like it and it's not too much of a blatant copy of Pams!

Thanks for popping by xxxxx

Wednesday 1 October 2014

First POP-UP Box Card

Hiya Blogging Friends ;)
Hope all is well with you as we bid farewell to September and the Summer! OMG! it's getting dark so early here!

One of our Grandaughters was 10 years old on Monday so when I saw this Tutorial with Video from Split Coast Stampers I was thinking she'd love it  (as she did) :D

I'm afraid I was running out of time towards the finish and need to rush the "10 Today!" so I'm not 100% happy with it...
Using various dies, stamped images and punches from my stash

Thank you for the visit - pop back soon I hope :D