Friday, July 1, 2016

Exciting News AND A Give Away



I have a bit of exciting news to share today.
I am joining a lovely group of designers to represent a NEW die company

WOW..have you seen these dies yet?
So beautiful and so reasonably priced, too!
Full of gorgeous intricate details.
I can hardly wait to work with them.
You will see my designs every Thursday
beginning June 2nd at the Tutti Designs Blog .

I would love for you to help spread the word
about this new die company,
so I am offering up a prize to one lucky random winner.
The prize is ONE die of MY choice depending what is
'in stock' at the closing of this offer.

All you have to do is
1.  Follow MY blog and the TUTTI DESIGNS blog
2.  Add a blurb on your blog and add the picture  (below) to your side bar.
3.  Leave me a comment here so I know you did both.
(please no 'candy' only blogs)
4.  IF you have a Facebook account, head on over to our
Facebook page and LIKE us! Though this is not one of the requirements to enter
for the prize :>) !


You have from now until midnight June 30th
when ONE lucky person will be chosen to win  ONE die  (my choice) from
the picture shown above.
Good luck!!!

Oh, and guess what?
Want another chance at a prize....
yes, of course you do!!
Go to Darlene's blog , read the rules and enter there for a 2nd chance to win!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Let's Get In Shape At The Sisterhood

I am the hostess and I have chosen the theme
"Let's Get In Shape" .

I made an adorable teapot card using the cutest cut file
I cut it on my Cricut Explore...easy peasy!


I used  SU Certainly Celery card stock for my base
and then a snippet of patterned paper for the design
of the base of the teapot and lid.

I finished it off with a snippet of ribbon/bow,
flowers from my stash and a tiny little butterfly
that just happened to be 'fluttering' around my work table!

The sentiment 'You're My Cup Of Tea' is part of the 

Now head on over to 'The Sisterhood' and see what
beautiful 'shaped' card my 'sistahs' have to inspire you...
better yet, join in with us!!

Entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 230

PS:  Go to my post above this one and sign up
for my free giveaway...just read the easy rules
and good luck!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Floral Cake

The girls at The Cutting Cafe are all 'making cakes'...
YUM!!
I bet that has your attention..lol!!

But really, we are making cakes, but the paper kind....
a lot less calories that way!


Regina has created the cutest cut file '3 Tier Cake'.
It comes with cut files for a small, medium, and large cake.
You can choose to do all 3, or just one cake as I did.
I used the large size for my cake.
I had intended to do the 3 tier, but I didn't have 3 12 x 12 papers
that were alike. (Note to self..buy more alike papers)!!

It also has bottoms of the cake to set your cake on.
I used a pretty scallop edge, then a Cheery Lynn Designs
French Doily die to set my cake on...love it!!


I decorated the edge of the cake with a ruffled ribbon and
Roses on top.
There are candles and numbers you can add to the top if you wish.
I didn't as I am not certain who will get my cake,
I can always add either candles or numbers later,

So pop on over to The Cutting Cafe blog and look at all those
yummy cakes..guaranteed not to add pounds!!

(PS:  Sign up for my give away in the post above...just follow the easy rules)!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Patriotic ~ Support Our Troops Challenge at Double D


Time for a new challenge at Double D
and 'Team Darlene' is on board with the theme
'Patriotic/Support Our Troops'
and using the inspiration tile below.



I decided to join in with the challenge myself
and had so much fun using a few things from my ever growing 'stash'!



I purchased the stamp I have used several years ago.
It is a Deep Red stamp called 'My Country'.
I think this is the first time it has 'seen ink"
which just goes to show I have too much!!
I stamped it with Versamark then used a
fine black embossing powder.



I made a few Rosettes with a Tim Holtz die
and I love the dimension they add to the card.



I used Impression Obsession 6 in 1 Frame die (using 3 of them)
around my image....this is a must have die, I just love it
and can't believe I waited so long to purchase it!
The 'star' paper is Bo Bunny
and the stripe papers are from a Tim Holtz Christmas pack.

The star is a Marianne Designs die....
I love the pretty edge it has on it!

A few 'candi's were added to finish.

So why don't 'YOU" head on over to the Double D challenge blog
and see all the beautiful work by the DT...join in with us
for your chance to win a fabulous prize!!PS:  

PS:  Don't forget to go to the  post above this one, and sign up for a chance to win...just read the quick rules and good luck!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Paris In The Springtime!

Don't you love my title?
Wouldn't it be fun to be in Paris in the Spring?
I bet it is gorgeous!

My little The Cutting Cafe Ruby J sweetie is from 
I think she is just waiting to go into a cafe, what do you think?


I stamped her, then colored her with my copics.
Her dress was stamped and fussy cut out.
I added a bit of 'girlie' lace to the bottom and gave her some
silver 'sparkle' shoes.

A wee butterfly was added to her headband...
she is so cute!!
The background paper is from
Authentique Latest & Greatest.

Make sure and visit The Cutting Cafe Shop
for some beautiful and fun 'stuff'!!

I do believe another of these little girlies will
 be showing up here next week!

PS:  Make sure to sign up for my giveaway in the post at the top of my blog...
just read and follow the rules...easy!!



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nasturtium 1 Flower Card

This is my post on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog today.

Hi there, Diane with you today with my card featuring the new
stamp set Nasturtium 1 and a somewhat clean and simple card.
A gorgeous set with a beautiful flower
and five different sentiments!
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I started my card by stamping the image with
and coloring in with my Copics.
I fussy cut the image out then added
Cherry Lemonade Glitter to the centers.
I just love how the added sparkle makes them 'shine'!
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I added a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific tape to the edge of
my card, then sprinkled with the Cherry Lemonade glitter
along the edge.
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A mason jar die cut was used, cutting it from a heavy weight vellum.
I colored the jar with a light blue Copic to make it look like water.
giving even more sparkle to the card.
I used the same glitter for the banner on the jar.
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A few fun drops of Nuvo crystal drops Dandelion Yellow were added to the bottom
and butterflies to finish!
I hope you have enjoyed my CAS card today and will try one of your own!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar .... Things With Wings (5/31)
Just Us Girls .... Vellum (5/19)
Let's Color Linky Party .... ATG with colored image (5/31)

Spring Birthday Wreath

Well, my friends here it is 'mid May' already
and that means time for a new challenge at

The theme is "Birthday"
and it couldn't get any easier then that!


I made a somewhat CAS card using a couple of gorgeous dies:


I cut the Spring wreath die 3 times,
twice from white card stock and once from
a beautiful lavender design paper.


I offset the layers to make a fuller wreath.
The flowers were cut from the same IO Spring Wreath set
also from white card stock, then colored with
TH Dusty Concord Distress ink, with a pearl for the centers.

The darling little birdie is from the Meadowbird branch die set.
the perfect size for the wreath!

The strips of design paper are from
'snippets' of scrap paper that were laying on my desk.
They are actually the exact same width, but
it is an 'illusion' they look different sizes..lol.

The double bow was also sitting on my work table,
a 'reject' from another project,
but it seemed s if it were made for this card.

the Happy Birthday stamp is from SU Well Scripted .

Now mosey on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team
 and join in with us while there!!

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge ... Flowers (5/27)
Crafty Catz .... Dies/Punches (5/19)
Creative Corner .... Let's Celebrate (5/19)
Pixies Snippets PLayground .... Snippets