Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring Floral

Hello, today I have a very glittery card I made as a
guest designer this month for 

I stamped the image using  the beautiful stamp set
I colored it with Copics, then added
Waterfall Glitter to the petals with Brushable Glue.

I made the background by adhering white card stock
to Sticky Back Paper,
then cutting with a lattice die.

I then covered the open places with Parisian Mist glitter,
by rubbing it in with my finger.

A butterfly was die cut and brushed
then coated with two different glitters
I used a Versamark pen on the center of the butterfly,
then coated it with Black Detail embossing powder,
and heat set it.

All of my pieces were then adhered with 
I finished off with a teal bow!

You an visit the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog HERE
enter the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge HERE!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bearded Iris

This is my card on the
Dies R Us blog today!

Hi All!
Diane here with you on this Thursday before the Memorial Day holiday
with a card using one of the new flower dies in the
Dies R Us store!

I started with a background paper that I softened the color
by machine stitching vellum on top.

The Iris  die is by Frantic Stamper and called Mix and Match Irises.
If you are not familiar with these, they are flower dies 
that you can mix and match with Frantic Stamper Stems.
There are several other flowers to choose from, too.

You purchase the stems and the flower heads separately.
I think these dies would be pretty cut in white card stock,
then colored and shaded in with your pens and/or watercolors.

I also used a butterfly by Wild Rose Studio called Little Butterfly!
I love the detail and the size!
When in the Dies R Us store, enter in the word "butterfly"
and you will be amazed at how many different ones there are
to select from in various styles and sizes!!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see Alicia's inspiration project!
There is also an anniversary party going on at the
Dies R Us challenge blog with 5 prizes given out to five lucky entrants.
All you have to do is enter the challenge with an anniversary card!

Have a safe and fabulous holiday!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Fun

Hello Friends!
I have a fun summer card to share today!

On Mother's Day my great grandson and great granddaugher came to visit me.
They are so cute!  Paislie is 3 1/2 and Jenson is 2!
When I saw this cute, cute Crafty Secrets image in the 
they reminded so much of my sweet little ones,
I totally changed gears of what I was doing 
and put together  a cute summer card!

I had a bit of leftover paper from another project using Crafty Secrets
and the colors fit my card perfectly.
Have you seen these two kits?
OMGoodness, they are chock full of vintage/retro goodness!
The papers are gorgeous, let alone all the ephemera!

I added a striped bow with a striped vintage button....
I love how the stripes of the ribbon match the stripes in the little ones towel!
Gee, how many times did I say striped/stripes
in the paragraph above...LOL!!

I found in my stash a tiny, but real starfish, a shell and a bit of sea glass.....
which were the perfect embellishments!

I added a "sandpaper" beach for a bit of texture and
fussy cut the bottom of the image so they would look like they were walking on the sand!

A bit of Twilight Stickles was added to the water.

Did you know Crafty Secrets is going completely digital?
Yep, they are and they have a fabulous sale going on to close out
all the non-digital products...
check it out, they are practically giving it away!!

Make sure to visit the Crafty Secrets blog today,
you will be totally inspired by all
the DT is showcasing !

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


This is my card for our this weeks
challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such 
which is "Hummingbirds"
and using the inspiration photo below.
Don't forget, you can use my code DIANE-10 anytime
top save 10% on your Classy Cards 'n Such order.

Hi, Diane here today with a card for our challenge
for this weeks theme, which is  Hummingbirds.

 I had my Memory Box Garden Leafy Branches stencil
sitting out from a previous project so decided to use it once again.
I sponged on Certainly Celery ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

I cut Memory Box Tall Chloe Stem from white card stock.
I colored the stems with a Dim Green Copic.
The flowers, I added Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to each little circle,
then applied white flocking.

I cut Memory Box Forest Hummingbirds from water color paper,
then used TH Distress water color markers to color.

A little tip is to maybe cut all your die cuts before placing on your base.
I had all my flowers adhered, then cut my hummingbirds only to realize
they would be facing the wrong way, the way the flowers had been placed.
I had to remove them all, and rearrange.
Let me just say it would have been MUCH easier to not to have done that!!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
City Crafter .... Inky-nes"S"
2 Cute Ink .... Bird Theme
Dream Valley .... Things With Wings

The Rules can be found at the
Classy Cards 'n Such blog.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shabby Chic Fish Bowl Shaker

Hi All!!
It's that time again for a new challenge at 

Our theme is "Fun Blooms"
and using the inspiration photo below!

Our sponsor is "The Cutting Cafe"!
I love this sponsor as they have the most fun cutting files to create with!

to create  a "shabby chic" fish bowl and turned it into a shaker card!
I printed the bowl twice, once on white card stock 
and once on a heavy weight vellum.
I like the heavy weight vellum, as I thought it gave it watery effect!

I tried something different, so instead of using foam tape around the edge
of the bowl for the shaker, I stitched all around and added my sequins,
then sewed the top shut. It seems to "shake" just fine.

I decorated the top with various flowers, leaves and such from my stash!
I actually think it makes a pretty decor piece!

Now, head on over to "The Shabby Tea Room" and see what beautiful
creations my teammates have to show you.
I have to say, it to was fun to see all the different ways this fish bowl was used!
As long as you are there, why not join in the challenge with us??
You could win some cut files of your own from The Cutting Cafe!!

Entering the following challenges:
2 Crafty Girls .... Vintage
Craft Your Passion .... ATG
Crafty Cardmakers .... Shaped Card
Monday Mood Board .... Those paint splatters
reminded me of my sequins...a great mood board!!
Allsorts .... No Squares allowed

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Class of 2015

Hi There!
Yep, I have a second post today...yesterday I had 3, 
sometimes it just happens that way...LOL!

I am the Guest Designer this week at "My Sheri Crafts".
The challenge theme is "It's Graduation Day".
You can make a graduation or school project.

I chose a CAS, and a little classy I think Graduation card!
I started with that all time favorite embossing folder of mine
(I am giving you a purchase link if interested, as it is kind of hard to find)
and if you use the code DIANE-10 at checkout, you can save 10%.

I printed the words "class of 2015" from "WORD",
then used my Cheery Lynn Designs banner die to cut it out.
I remember seeing this die on another blog and I just had to have it!
I have used it numerous times since!

I made a little grad cap by punching out a 1" square,
mounting it on a white card stock, then trimming around the edge.
I made my tassel with embroidery floss and attached it with a glittery brad.

Pretty clean and simple, but effective don't you think?.

One thing about making a black and white grad card is,
it's good for any school without having to worry about school colors!
However, I didn't realize black cards were as difficult to photograph as white ones are!
Thanks for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft .... ATG/CAS

Mason Jars and Daisies

This is my post today at Classy Cards 'n Such.
I based my card on our this weeks challenge
using the inspiration photo below.
You can use my code DIANE-10 anytime to save 10% on your order
at Classy Cards 'n Such online store

Hi there!
Diane with you today with a fun card
using some really neat products from Classy Cards 'n Such!

 I cut a white card stock panel, 
grabbed some TH Distress Shabby Shutters ink,
and let the fun begin.

I taped the stencil to my craft mat at the top and bottom
and held the area down I was stenciling with my
finger, applying the ink with the Mini Ink Blending Tool.
I love the soft pretty background, and,
it was very fast to do!

Next I did some stamping,
using Impression Obsession Mason Jars Small stamp,
I stamped on Vellum with Versamark and 
Sparkle N Sprinkle White Fine Detail Embossing powder.
I then snipped the handle off each jar.

I also stamped Impression Obsession Wood Seed Box
with Memories Unicorn White ink.

The flowers were made using the small blossoms
that come with Impression Obsession Hydrangea set.
The yellow in the flower centers is Viva Pearl Pen Yellow.
The flower stems are from Memory Box Blooming Violets.
That is one thing I love about all the dies,
they can so easily be mixed and matched!

I based my card on our challenge this week, which is 
Loves Me, Loves Me Not and add a daisy.
There is still time enter and you can find it HERE.

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
Creative Corner .... Spring Is In The Air
Aloha Friday Challenge .... In The Garden
Crafting By Design .... Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner .... May Flowers
Scrapy Land .... ATG with SL die