Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A little Bit 'Inky'

The new challenge today at
to get A little bit 'Inky'.

I have to admit I did a pretty simple ink project
as I saw another challenge I had wanted to join in
and it was to ink up your acrylic stamp block
then stamp on card stock.
I really had planned to join in but as usual time/life
got in the way so I decided I could use that technique
for my project here.

I inked my acrylic block with TH Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, 
spritzed it with water then stamped it on my card stock.
The acrylic block I used was probably the first one I had ever purchased
and has a nice wavy edge to it.

Then I stamped my image (SU House of Haunts)
several times using the TH Stamp Platform.
I love that thing, so much I ordered a second one to put away
in case I do something stupid to my original one...that is how much I love it.
Also did you know that Tonic has agreed not to sell any more of these in the states
once the ones in store are sold out?
What a shame that is.

I ordered a new Halloween paper pad
'Pink & Main' Not Too Spooky
and used that for my background.
A pretty neat one as it has no Halloween images on it, just the colors!

Make sure to visit (and join in too) the
Back To Basics and Beyond Challenge blog to
see all the beautiful and creative projects the Design Team has!!

Flying Witch

This is my post on the Cheapo Dies blog today:

Hi, Diane here filling in again  today with a fun
Halloween die 'Flying Witch'.

I used a glossy card stock and several  TH 'regular' Distress inks
 for the moon and background.

I added gue to the stars then sprinkled with a Tangerine glitter.

The tree kine along the bottom is a scrap of Halloween paper
and is actually very shimmery.

I just love how easy this die cuts and has such a perfect image!

Thank you for visiting with me today and be sure to stop back tomorrow
and every day for lots of inspiration using Cheapo Dies!!

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapyland  .... ATG
Try It On Tuesday .... Slap It On


Time for a new challenge and a new 'mood board' at
Double D Challenges.
Our theme is 'If The Shoe Fits"
with the fun mood board below!!

Quite a lot to choose from that's for sure!!

One of the things
(I know I have mentioned this's the old age
is that by being on the fun challenge teams is I get to use
pretty much anything I want as long as I stay within the theme.
I love that, as then it gives me an opportunity to use my neglected stamps
and other supplies.

One of my stamps I have neglected and had for quite sometime
is this Crafters Companion Party Paws Party With Bamboo stamp set.
I know a lot of people say 'I don't like Panda's...not sure why
but I think she is the cutest thing!!

I colored her in with Copics and used a Stardust jelly roll pen
here and there for a bit of sparkle!

The butterfly (which I fussy cut) and the sentiment are all part of the stamp set.

I used a newly purchased paper for the background from an
Echo Park Summer Fun paper pack
and a scrap of a paper I had crimped and rejected for something else.

I kind of like how she turned out and was super excited I
actually got to use her!

If you would like to see some really FUN shoe cards,
make sure and pop on over to the Double D Challenge
and see all the different shoes the team has come up with....
you won't be  disappointed and of course there is always
a fun prize up for grabs!!

Entering the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Frame

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hello, Diane with you today.
Here we are only 4 days away from the first day of Fall.
Wow, our time does fly away doesn't it?

I have three cards today using the Pumpkin Frame die.

For the first card I used  pretty fall color designer papers, 
both for the background and for the pumpkin frame.

I added a little square sentiment and adhered it to a Stitched Square die.
A flower and leaf to finish.

The second card I used more pretty designer papers and a bit of burlap paper.
Both banners are Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners dies.
It even cut thru my burlap 'paper'!
A hemp bow and button were added for detail.

The last card I used a linen paper for the background,
a die cut and a simple sentiment with bow.

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Visit here daily for fabulous inspiration on how to use your Tutti dies!!

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Thank you for visiting with me today!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunflower Hi

Having some fun with my project on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Hi there, Diane with you today with a fun and pretty easy
what I am calling a 'seed packet'.

I started out making my own little kraft packet.
It measures approx. 8 1/4" x 3 3/4".
I scored at it at 2" and 6" to fold over to the back.
I ran adhesive down the back and across the bottom to hold it together,
then used a round punch at the top.
I also die a tag using a TH tag die.

I stamped the Sunflower Cheer  916 image on a wacky stitched rectangle,
ran my Anti Static Bag 99512 over it to take any static off, 
then stamped with Versamark VM001
and embossed with Gold Detail EP168 embossing powder.

The image was colored in with Copics and 
in the flower center I added Fall Leaves G1044 glitter.

For the inside of the packet I stamped the image again in Versamark VM001
but this time embossing with  Indian Corn EP119 embossing powder.

I added a strip of  1/4" Tear-ific Tape
This glitter is one of our newer colors and it is as yummy as it sounds!
I finished off the tag with a piece of ribbon.

Here is a list of the products I used and a direct link to the store....
thank you for visiting with me today!

Embossing PowderIndian Corn EP119
Misc.:  Round Punch, Copics,
Ribbon, hemp cord, Dies:  TH  Tag,
Cottage Wacky Stitched Rectangle

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What's Your Number?

Wowza, we are half way thru September....
it seems to go by so quickly doesn't it?
Halfway also brings us to a new challenge theme at

The theme is 'What's Your Number'?
We want to see you use numbers somewhere on your projects.

I have to admit, this one stumped me a bit,
why I don't know as how hard is it
to put a number on your's not hard at all!!

I decided to add a few random numbers from a new die I just received
This die not only has the numbers but the alpha as well.

For the base I used a polka dot paper and a rectangleI (embossed with dots) from
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles

The Tutti Designs Balloon Bouquet was cut in red
and I did a bit of random dots and random 'stitching' on it.

To finish I added the word Celebrate from
Tutti Designs Word Set Celebrate.

We would love to have you join our challenge at Dies R Us....
(you could win a gift certificate to the DRU store).

Grab our Badge!

Make sure to pop on over and see all the 'number' cards the
Design Team has created.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cozy Plaids at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Today I am the hostess at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge blog
and I chose Cozy Plaids as the theme.

I chose a pretty 'cozy' pink plaid for my card background.
I added a corner doily die cut with a flower button in the corner.

The cup was cut 4 times to get all the various color die cuts
and is from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I went on a coffee/tea die buying spree awhile back and this is form that lol!
I added a snippet of black to the bottom and a few fun sequins.

Take a peek and visit The Sisterhood to see all the pretty and fun plaids
my 'sistahs' have created to inspire YOU!!