Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Pay It Forward!

This fun idea came from my blogging sister Kathy, which I have taken part in. I received a lovely packet from Kathy today which contained brads, 3 rolls of ribbon and a bag of mini micro beads. I can't wait to use them on my cards.

Now it is my turn to P.I. F.

The way it works is the first 3 people to leave comments on my blog will get some prizes from me. Make sure you leave your email address so I can get your home address to send you your goodies from me!!! Only people who blog can participate, because you need to do the same thing on your site and the cycle continues. Way better than a chain letter, hate those things!

Have fun!

Another Oriental Poppy

Today's card is another shaving foam oriental poppy, I have jusr taken this card to the next stage as the other few cards were quite simple. I love layering and making paper beads.

Hope you enjoy looking at this card!
Have a great day!

Monday, 28 January 2008

Gardening Apron & Glove Cards

This glove template has been enlarged to be cut out from an A5 card. The main stamped image is from PSX.

I made this card for a gardening friend. I found an apron template and enlarged it to be cut out of an A5 card. I have used eyelets, shrink plastic for the tools and cork.

Hope you enjoy looking at today's cards!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Oriental Style of Card!

Today's card has an oriental theme to it. The background stamp is from DeNami and the flower stamp is from Stampendous. I have made the flower image into a tile. First I stamped and embossed the image with gold ep. Then coloured the panel with chalks then UTEEd it. When I did the last layer of UTEE I added some fine glitter. I don't think you will be able to see all of the cracks I have on the UTEE panel but in real life it looks good! I think it just finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!
Hope you are all having a great Saturday.

Friday, 25 January 2008

My First Hana Card!

Wow I just love these Hana rubber stamps!
I coloured the images with my new Copic Sketch markers, E44, E51, RV11, E43, V09, V06, and
VG95. The background paper came from here.
I also used a pink chalk ink pad, brads and dot peel offs.

Enjoy the card and have a great day!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Minehead Layout

Sorry I am a bit late with today's posting.
This is another scrapbook lay out 'Minehead'
I think this is another one that looks better in the flesh!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Porlock Layout

I have made a double page layout out of three sheets of paper to create the right effect for our day out at Porlock in 2006, while on holiday in Minehead.
I am trying to catch up on my scrapbooking, as I have loads of photos that need a home in a nice album.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Challenge at CMUtd !

The First challenge at CMUtd Challenge Place Starts here
Challenges will run for 2 weeks and your 1st Mission should you choose to accept it is to produce a card using the word "love"
When you've created your card Leave a comment here linking to your card and CMUtd and everyone else will come and have a look!

This is my card for the challenge! I decided I would go for a black & white theme for a change and I like it, what do you think?

Have a great day!

Monday, 21 January 2008

No Cards Today!

Sorry everyone but I have no cards to show you today The weather here has been dreadful and I
have not been able to get out to my craft room until this evening and that was only for a short while.
Around were I live we have had lots of flooding and for a short time today we were cut off. They shut the schools at dinner time and Jake & Adele got sent home. I just hope it is a better day tomorrow.
Hope everyone else has had a good day and not been affected by the weather.

I should have something to share with you all tomorrow!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

You'n me and a cup of tea!

For today's card I have tried to create a card to look like a shelf to hang cups on, what do you think have I managed it? Again the colours look better in real life. The cups have been watercoloured then I have applied Diamond Glaze.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 18 January 2008

Near the sea card

For today's card I have used my Marvy Markers & white glossy card to create a background to stamp my images on. The colours look really good in real life and I am happy how it has turned out.

Thank you for looking!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Layout Sketch!

The idea for this layout came from a blog called Sketches by Tamara.
She has a scrapbook layout sketch on a Monday and a card sketch on a Thursday.

The title shows up much better in real life!

Background papers are from DCWV from a bumper pad, prima flowers, brads docraft, metal buttons Tesco, gold Bella Baubles, glass Christmas Trees, red chalk ink pad, the title was cut out on the Cricut machine using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and glitter glue was also used on the title.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 14 January 2008

Help with unmounted stamps & Leaf Card

I have been having a sort out of my unmounted stamps and can not decide on the best way to store them. I do not want to spend any money out on buying the EZ-mount. I just want to be able to store the rubber some how!
Any ideas fellow bloggers?

Today's card I have used chalk ink pads on the main card for stippling. Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves for stamping the leaves on the main card and also for the main image which is the resist technique ( i think this is a Hero Arts stamp). The verse stamp is from Stampendous an i have embossed with gold ep onto vellum and attached to my card using eyelets.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Valentine Day Cards

Today's cards have been made using my Cuttle Bug, Cricut, Prima Flowers, Bellas Baubles, heart brad and organza ribbon.


Saturday, 12 January 2008

Fan Card

Today's card is a fan card which I made for my friend Janette, as a speedy recovery wish! She hurt her hand at work so I thought I would cheer her up with a card.


Friday, 11 January 2008

Peter Pan & First Snow Layouts

This is my first scrapbook layout of 2008 called First Snow. The photograph was taken out of the back bedroom window looking over the gardens while is was snowing. Unfortunately the snow did not last long, so Jake did not get a chance to make snowballs to throw at Adele!
If you click on the picture it will bring it up to full size. The words have been chalked with lilac ink and stand out much better in real life.

As some of you will know from earlier posts, I took Jake to see Billy Pearce in the panto Peter Pan in December, so I decided to make a very simple layout using the program, ticket and a vellum pocket.

Hope you enjoy looking at the layouts! What do you think Dianne!

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Oriental Card

Today's card is my last one using the shaving cream technique. I think the stamp is from Stampendous, background paper Dovecraft and white organzer ribbon is from here.

I really had lots of fun making these cards with the shaving foam.


Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Oriental Poppy Cards

Today's cards have been made using the shaving cream technique, which I love doing. It is so easy to do and the effects are stunning!
I have used Bella's Baubles on the first card, they just seem to finish the card off, I think!

Shaving Cream Technique


  • Shaving Cream (cheap unscented)
  • A cooking tray or wax sheet
  • 3 reinkers
  • paint scraper
  • Toothpick
  • Card Stock
  1. Spread a layer of unscented shaving cream on a flat surface (cooking tray or wax paper works great)
  2. Take 3 reinkers of compatible colors and drop dots randomly over the shaving cream (don't over do it or your work will end up muddy)
  3. Swirl colors with toothpick.
  4. Take a piece of white card stock and press into the shaving cream from the center out (to get the best of the colour combination)
  5. Remove the card stock and scrape off the extra shaving cream with an inexpensive paint scraper.
  6. You have a great background to use for cards of all types. You can repeat until it starts to appear muddy or lacks enough color.
  7. These backgrounds are perfect to stamp and emboss onto.

Enjoy the cards!

Monday, 7 January 2008

Blue Butterfly

For today's card I have used;

solid and printed butterfly stamps from Stamp To Your Arts Content
blue & lilac chalk ink pads
white card stock
lumieres in blue,green and purple
butterfly punch
blue fibre and blue elastic.

I created my background on my main white card using both butterfly stamps and the chalk ink pads.
I then stamped the word butterfly stamp on to acetate and coloured the back with lumieres.
Then stipple blue & purple on to the solid butterfly, stamp and cut out.
Attach acetate butterfly to solid butterfly using sticky pads on the body only and attach to card on sticky pads.
Stamp greeting onto vellum and attach to card then place two punch out butterfly's as if it is holding the vellum in place.
Tie elastic and fibers to spine of the card.

Hope you enjoy the card!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Black & White SilhouetteFlowers

To-day's card is a silhouette and I have kept to a black and white theme, a very simple but elagent card I thought!

Shopping list;

black stazon
white card stock
black card stock
silver peel off corners
background paper from Dovecraft, Amethyst-Floral Prints
rubber stamp from Magenta 14536 F
black organza ribbon.

Enjoy the card!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!!

and the winner is!


Well done, congratulations.

If you can email me your address to
I will get your candy posted out to you this week.

This is my first card for 2008 but I am not very happy with the photo. This card looks way better in real life.
I have used gold card and gold embossing powder.
The stamp is a large selection of leaves and was from Stampendous but I think tit has been discontinued now. This is one of my favourite leave stamps.
I have stamped with the same stamp using black Stazon on a quarter of a CD and then painted the image with Lumieres.
The two leaves are from some shrink plastic which have been painted with Lumieres and when heated they bubble and give you a nice effect.
I finished off with some embroidery threads and a verse stamped in gold onto vellum and two punched out gold leaves.

Enjoy the card!