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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Heart of Christmas - Week 7 

Hi All, here we are at week 7 of the Heart of Christmas Blog-Hop. My project this week is more of a classic look card. Simple in design but I think you will like it.

I started with a Real Red card base and added a Whisper white layer that I run through my Big Shot using the Cable Knit Embossing folder. I then added 3 banners in different lengths that I had flagged the end using the Triple Banner Punch. I stamped my Noel and Holly Leaves using the "Peaceful Poinsettia" Bundle and coloured in the holly before die cutting them out using the matching dies and stitched ovals and layering ovals. I then punched out a couple of sprig using the Sprig Punch in Glimmer paper. I mounted my sentiment on Dimensionals and placed the sprigs behind on the left-hand side and the holly leaves on the right.

I then added an insert in Whisper white and stamped the pine leaves and sentiment in real red and tranquil tide ink.

 All the items used for this project can be found in the current 2018 -2019 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Holiday Catalogue. If you would like to purchase the products used in the project please give me  a call so that I can help you with your order.
To Catch the other Christmas Hoppers please go to Claire's Page Here. 
Bye for now Hugs Diane xxx

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Colour Creations - Flirty Flamingo 

Hi Everyone, this week is Flirty Flamingo week. Yep it's kind of a rich pinky colour, really pretty.
I thought I would combined a few sets here because for me this colour reminds me of pigs.

So I have used the "This Little Pig" stamp set and I used my blender pen to colour in the image from my ink pad (not Blender pens). I started with a Whisper White card base and added a Flirty Flamingo layer along with Tropical Escape D.S.P. I then stamped tone on tone using the "Very Vintage" stamp set. (Hostess set). I die cut out my pig image using the layering circles and run this through my Big Shot along with a piece of Shaded Spruce card to put behind it.
I used the Classic Label punch to punch out the sentiment and then layered this onto another piece of Shaded Spruce and trimmed this to put a small boarder around it. I them punched out 2 sprig from the Sprig Punch and I mounted both the image and sentiment to the from of the card using Dimensionals.
I added a small pearl from the artisan pearls and then used my Wink of Stella on the pig to give him a big of a shimmer.

I layered up my inserts using Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White, before stamping my sentiment and a few clouds . The stamp sets used in the project are "This Little Pig" "Very Vintage" and "Petal Palette"  All the items used for this project can be found in the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. if you would like to purchase any or all of these items please give me a call so that I might help you with your order.
To catch up with the other Blog Hoppers for more Flirty Flamingo please go the Catherine's Page Here. 
Bye for now. Hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Heart of Christmas - Week 6

Hi Everyone wow week 6 already isn't the time going fast and only 14 weeks until Christmas. I better start thinking about presents soon.
This week I'm using a set that is in the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue Page 99 and 215 it's called "Night of Bethlehem" and I love it.

I have used a crumb cake card base then added a gold foil sheet layer before the Very Vanilla layer. I stamped one set of the village using the Early Espresso ink and then I die cut another village from gold foil sheet and layered it over the top and slightly down so that both could be seen. I added the start using silver glimmer paper and then stamped my sentiment on the left hand side. I then stamped and die cut the Mary and Joseph figures and mounted them on dimensionals. I then stamped some more stars for the sky.

I added an insert in Very Vanilla card stock and stamped this using the same Early Espresso ink as for the front of the card.
All of the items for this project are in the current 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue, if you would like to purchase any or all of these items please give me a call or you can place an online order. When placing an online order where it asks for a demonstrators name please put mine Diane Furniss Thank you. 
To see the other hoppers projects for week 6 please go to Claire's page Here.
Bye for now Hugs all Diane xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Colour Creations - Early Espresso

Hi Everyone, here we are at week 16 of the colour creations Blog-Hop. This week the colour is Early Espresso, I Love this colour so many things you can use brown on. My card this week is a novelty card. I think this card would be great for any Chocolate lover Male or Female, Young or Young at Heart.

I made this card using a Crumb Cake base card with a Very Vanilla insert. All stamping was done in Early Espresso ink. I cut my little squares to form the chocolate pieces from the Early Espresso in three sizes 1" 3/4" and 1/2" and layered them on top of each other before adding them to another piece of Early Espresso card stock to make it look like a slab of chocolate.

I then ripped a piece of aluminium foil to look like the foil the chocolate comes in before using a piece of D.S.P. from the "Share what you love" collection for the wrapper.

I stamped my sentiments and brushed the edges with Early Espresso ink to finish off my card. unfortunately the stamp set of the cones is now retired but all other items in this project are in the current 2018 -2019 annual catalogue. If you would like to purchase any or all of the products please contact me so that i might help you with your purchase.
I will be posting the tutorial for this card on my Facebook group on Sunday the 16th September why not join my group "Di's Den for Stamping Crafting and Tutorials" hope to see you there.
To catch up with all the other Early Espresso hoppers please go to Catherine's page Here.
Thanks for stopping by Hugs Diane.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Heart of Christmas Week 5

Hi everyone, here we are at week 5 of the Christmas Hop. This week I have used items from the new Holiday Catalogue that went live on the 5th September 2018. Wow there are so many lovely items in there I hope you pop by and take a look, I could resist the Christmas stamp sets and bundles.

My card uses the lovely Dashing Deer Bundle, Wow you will love it all those beautiful deer's. I used a very vanilla card base and the Joyous Noel D.S.P. at the top and silver foil sheet embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing folder on the bottom. I placed the Merry Merlot & Copper Ribbon through the middle. I mounted this onto my card base before cutting out 2 circles from the layering circles and the rein deer from the detailed deer thinlits. I placed this in the middle using dimensionals. I then stamped my sentiment on some Very Vanilla using Merry Merlot ink, and placed this on the front of the card.
All the items used in this project can be found in the New Holiday catalogue that runs from 5th September 2018 until the 2nd January 2019 If you would like to purchase any or all of the products used in this card please give me a call.
To see what everyone else in the Hop has made go to Claire's Page Here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Diane

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Colour Creations - Daffodil Delight

Hi Everyone, Here we are with Daffodil Delight, this week is another shade of Yellow and I really do struggle with yellow. But never mind it is nice to have a challenge. This week my card is a stepping card, I hope you like it.

I started out by using a Very Vanilla card base followed by a Daffodil Delight mat and step. I then embossed the Whisper White Card using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and mounted this onto the Daffodil Delight card. I then stamped the floral image from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set (Retired) onto Vellum using Versa Mark and Gold Embossed the outline image. Using my Blender Pens I coloured the Leaved using Old Olive and the Flowers with the Daffodil Delight. I attached this to the Whisper White using glue dots.

I then attached the little Bee from the Detailed Dragonflies die set and some Metallic Pearls just to finish it off.
I then stamped my front sentiment on some more Whisper White and added a little bow using the Tearoom Ribbon and mounted this to the front step using Dimensionals.

Even though I find Yellow to be a challenge colour for me I really did like how this card turned out.
It is such a shame that this stamp set was only available for August 2018 as I think it is so lovely.
To Catch up with the rest of the Blog go to Catherine's Page Here.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Heart of Christmas - Week 4
Hi Everyone it's week 4 of the Heart of Christmas Blog-Hop and the card I have made this week is using one of my old favourite's called "Christmas Pines" I just love, love, love this set and use it so much.
using whisper white card base I layered using garden green card the another layer of whisper white. I stamped the leaves hap-hazard on the front them stamped the pine cones onto some vanilla card before using my big shot to cut them out. I used my layering labels dies (Retired) for the front and gold embossed the Noel onto it.  The inside of the card was layered the same as the outside and just a small sprig of leaves the rest was plain so that I can use it so send to anyone.
Except for the layering labels dies all products can be found in the current 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. If you would like to purchase any of these product please give me a call.
Why not hop over to Claire's Page here and see what other's have made for the Christmas Blog-Hop.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Colour Creations - Crushed Curry
Hi Everyone, well here we are at week 14 of the Colour Creations Hop and the colour is "Crushed Curry" it's a very rich yellow colour, I not a person that uses a lot of yellow so I found this week a bit of a challenge for me.
So this is my card I used a very vanilla card base and top layer, but placed my crushed curry between the to layers up on dimensionals. I stamped my image from the "Accented Blooms" stamp set on the top layer and coloured in the flowers using my marker pens. I stamped the "Hello" greeting in crushed curry ink and place this up on dimensionals as well.
I used the very vanilla & copper ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon combo pack because the ribbon is narrow I used 2 strips and the added a bow between them along with the "Share what you Love Artisan Pearls" I also added some pearls to the sentiment and some of the flowers.
I layered my inserts in the same manner as the front of the card and stamped the small flower top and bottom before addinf my sentiment. All items used for this project are in the current 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, if you would like to purchase any or all of these items please give me a call all my details can be found on the blog.
To see what everyone else as made for this week why not hop over to Catherine's Page and have a look.

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