Wednesday 26 November 2014

Sizzix - From Our Home

Evening Bloggers :)
I bought this die on a whim recently and so glad I did, as I love the result!
It's so easy to achieve a card, it feels like I'm cheating, but why should a card take a whole day???
What attracted me to the die was that I figured, if I was to trim away the tree and the Christmas greeting I could maybe use it to create a New Home card too!!! I may experiment with this :)

Using a cheap old fashioned shaving brush from Wilkos, the backdrop is brushed on kinda randomly.
Then Frantage is applied to create the snow flakes.


SIZZIX thinlets die 659914
300 gsm white smooth cardstock from Anna Marie design
Rangers distress ink
For the snowflakes I used Stampendous (Frantage) chunky white embossing enamel

Thanks so much for the visit - it's now time I went to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Love Diane x

Tuesday 25 November 2014

My Favourite Tonic Verso Christmas Wreath Die

Hiya Blogging Friends :)
I do love this Tonic Verso die and although it's labeled 'Christmas Wreath' it doesn't scream Christmas and is useful for anything decorative.
And it's not too OTT


To make the poinsettia centre, I used 2 main die sets:-
Cut sprigs from the Holly Flourish die by Cheery Lynn
And punched pine by McGill
finished with card candy for flower centre

 Smooth white cardstock brushed with RANGERS  Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
(my new favourite colour)

Many thanks for stopping by 
Diane xxx

Friday 21 November 2014

Some Rubber Stamping

Hiya bloggers :)  
It's occurred to me that most of my stuff of late all seems to be die-cutting, and there's so many beautiful clever dies out there now that I've got myself wrapped up in the process, and that I seem to have neglected my old love, the rubber stamp!

Inverted rubber stamp...
(below) Brilliance ink colouring applied direct to stamp 
(Below) Mostly Lavinia stamps, Greeting from StampCamp and black glitter on the Lavinia poppies.

Echinacea Inverted rubber stamp
Poppy card is made from Papermania Stamp set
The last card is mostly LAVINIA STAMPS apart from the bottom right image (cannot recall the name)

Many thanks for the visit - take care xxx

Tuesday 18 November 2014

PCS Acorn Pocket Gift Box

Hiya Blogging friends.
Here we have my latest sample using - September - 2012 - "Autumn - Amidst"
An amazingly simple template from our super clever Melanie was used to make this adorable gift box. It came together so easily (I'm sure because of the clever design)

Template from Paper Crafters Sampler
Flowers from my stash are embellished with punched shapes by Woodware, and a blob of dimension paint from a Viva Decor Paper Pen
 The die-cut ivy by Marianne
And using DP from K&Company Classic K Baily to make the main body of the box.

Have you had a peep at the  Paper Crafters Sampler BLOG? You'll find such inspiration to get crafty.

Many thanks for visiting my blog - Take care xxxxx

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Pilgrim Harvester Hat (Container)

Hiya fellow Bloggers :)
What a clever container we have for the OCTOBER 2014 PCS TEMPLATE
It's a container that can be used either way up because there's 2 separate openings :) and very handy for gifts, treats, nuts, in fact any number of things.

                                           Here, my sample is shown using it for potpourri
                                           And the other way up using a chunkier potpourri
                        Here we have the elements used to create different looks to the project
                                                       The flower wreath used as a lid

The gift tag


For the flower wreath I made a circlular frame using Nesties and topped it with...
And the Large Fern Punch from Leone

For the 'with thanks' tag
I added Spellbinder Cattails die-cut

Thanks so much for popping by and do pay PCS a visit to see more