Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Happy Birthday Magical Toadstools

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today: 

Hi there, Diane with you today with a fun
Magical Toadstools card! 

This card was created for both Tutti Designs and for the
UK Hochanda  TV show that aired on Oct 27th.

I used a plain white card base then die cut two
Cross Stitch Postage dies.
One from red gingham and a white from a smaller one from the set.

Once I die cut the toadstools, I used Copics to color them in
then used versamark and a red embossing powder for the toadstool caps.

A little hint when embossing, if you color them first with the 
color embossing powder
then no white will show underneath.


To finish I stamped a sentiment of Happy Birthday


Magical Toadstools


Cross Stitch Nesting Postage


Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Floribunda Collage

December first already!
Which brings us to a new challenge theme at Dies R Us
and it is Christmas!

I have so many fabulous cool dies  from the
Dies R Us store but I had just purchased this pretty die
and couldn't wait to use it.

The die is Poppystamps Floribunda Collage
and guess what? It isn't even a Christmas die at all,
making it so very useful year round!

I have to admit when I first saw it I thought it was a Poinsettia die
but it's not, but I surely turned it into one!


I have become very fond of the 'collage' dies
and find them very useful!

For this card I die cut on a double layer of white card stock
so I could use one as a stencil which would them allow me
to place the other die cut on top of the stenciled area for a perfect fit!
For my stenciling colors I used all that are listed below.
For a heads up, ALL the Memento Dew Drop inks are now at
a close out price, so get them before they are gone!

Nuvo Gloss Apple Green was added to the center of each flower
and I stamped a sentiment from my stash!

Floribunda Collage

Make sure and take a peek over at the Dies R Us challenge blog to see all
the beautiful Christmas creations from our amazing Design Team!

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Kitchen Dress Card

We have a new challenge theme at The Sisterhood of Crafters
chosen and hosted by our lovely 'sistah' Jennifer.

She has chosen the fun theme of any shape but a rectangle.

I had a card all ready to use when I came across a sale on this
fun and fabulous die  
Kitchen Dress A2 Card Maker by Frantic Stamper.
It's one that I have been wanting for quite some time now
and thought it was the perfect time to use it.


I first die cut an inside front and back attached just by letting
the top of the dress hang over the folded card stock.
I used a much lighter weight card stock then normal for that
so it would cut through both sections, it did nicely with a shim.

Then I die cut both front and back and the apron as well
from my 'hoarded' stock of Mintay Farm Life 6 x 6 papers.
The pocket looks a bit crooked but I assure you it's not,
it's just that I have the card leaning up to photograph
as it was being naughty and wouldn't stand up.

I am going to use this card for my sister's birthday as I know
she will appreciate it.

So why not make a shaped card of your own and join in with us....
the 'sistahs' at The Sisterhood have some amazing inspiration for you!!

Entering the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Slimline Tulip Corner

This is my card on the Tutti Designs blog today. 

Today I have another card I created for both
Tutti Designs and the UK Hochanda TV show.
This show was aired live on Oct 27th. 

I created another slimline card
which seems to be a bit addictive to me right now!

For this slimline card I used the Tulip Corner die.
This die has so many ways to be used to create
all different kinds of cards, it's a favorite of mine.

I die cut two from a multi color glitter paper,
though it is hard to see the sparkle on it,
trust me, it is very much full of sparkle goodness.


I embossed the background and add a sentiment
but the die did most of the 'work' itself!
Just by turning the die around gives you an entirely different look.


Tulip Corner

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Winter Blues

Hello all!
This is my first card I have created in the last 
FIVE weeks do to being sick with a virus for that long.
I want to apologize I haven't been to visit and comment during
that time but not much I could do about it
but I have seen your beautiful work while looking at my Kindle Fire
while bedridden.
That being said, I hope to get back to the 'norm' and visit you all soon...
don't give up on me lol!

It is time again for a new Double D challenge and the theme is
'Winter Blues'.



Not having much mojo after five weeks I made a pretty simple card!
I have had this die in my stash for awhile and decided now
might be a good time to put it to use since my creativeness
seems to have left me for a bit!



I used a snowfall embossing folder for the background .
The die is from Cottage Cutz Birdhouse With Vine.
The sentiment is SEI Winter Song stamp set..

Make sure to visit the Double D challenge blog
to see all the beautiful Winter Blue creations from the Design Teams!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Multi Floral Background

 This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Happy Tuesday Tutti Fans! 

My card was created using one of the most beautiful dies
MULTI FLORAL BACKGROUND.

This card was created for both Tutti Designs and the
UK Hochanda TV show that aire
d on October 27th

I simply die cut from white card stock
then inked a white panel with various inks
and adhered the die cut to that.

The entire panel then was added to a black card base.


At this point I didn't add a sentiment yet so it can be used
for any occasion, but truth be known
I didn't want to cover up any of the beautiful die!


Multi Floral Background


Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Happy Birthday

 It's time for a new challenge theme at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters and it is
EMBOSSING.

My friend Dar (and she is also one of the 'sistah's)
gifted me a couple 3D embossing folders for my birthday
and this is one of them.

It embosses so beautifully,
A little hint with the 3D folders is to spritz your card stock
before embossing to prevent cutting into the detail.


I got out some very old Pebbles Cream chalk 'paints'
and colored the embossed image .

I had the die cut banner and the vellum butterfly
already in my stash so added those to the card front.
I think by coloring in the image it takes the embossing folder to a whole new level!

We would love to have you join our challenge and join in with us.
Come visit at The Sisterhood and see all the embossing by my 'sistahs'!

Want some more fun?
Don't forget there is an all new monthly challenge
just for Halloween and you can read about it at
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.