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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Colour Creations - Pretty Peacock

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Hi Everyone, Here we are again with another of the 2019 - 2021 In Colours and this one is called "Pretty Peacock" and it is a lovely peacock bluey/green colour. I really don't think my photo's do it justice. This week I did struggle a bit with finding just the right elements for my card but this is what I came up with (I hope you like it).


I used the nesting dies from the Free as a Bird bundle and cut out the 2nd smallest one several times and layered them onto some Silver Foil Sheet with a rather large gap between them and the glued this to a white card base (not sure the white works well) but the pretty peacock didn't look right either.
I then stamped the flowers from the Floral Essence bundle on the vellum and punched them out, I added faceted gems to the centres of the flowers to finish them off. I then stamped my sentiment using Versa Mark and silver Embossing powder I place the tag onto the front of the card using dimensionals and then punched out the smallest butterfly from the Butterfly Gale punch and added this to the tag.

 
For the inside of the card I used a Pretty Peacock layer and white and did my stamping in Pretty Peacock ink. Simple but effective. All the items used in this project can be found in the New 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue, if you would like to purchase all and any of the product for this project please give me either a Call, Email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.
To catch the rest of the Pretty Peacock Blog Hoppers this week head over to Catherine's Page Here:-
Hugs Diane xxx

Monday, 10 June 2019

Bridge Card



Hi Everyone, here is the YOUTUBE video that goes with the Bridge card tutorial, that can be found on my Facebook Group Page "Dis' Den for Stamping Crafting and Tutorials"
Why not take a look.
Hugs Diane xx



Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Colour Creations - Rococo Rose

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Well Hello Everyone,
Yes we are back for another 5 weeks of the Colour Creations and they are the 5 New 2019 - 2021 In Colours. To kick off the extra weeks we are starting the a beautiful dusty rose colour called "Rococo Rose" it's soooo pretty I think it will be a real winner for the people who love pinks.


I started out with a Rococo Rose card base and stamped the front of the card in the matching ink for the tone on tone effect using the "Floral Essence" stamp set (which I think I will end up wearing out) I have used this set so much that it's say NO NOT ME AGAIN!!.........lol  but I think this is one of my favourites from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. You will find this on page 107 of the catalogue and if you buy it as a bundle with the matching punch you can save 10%, so why not take a look.


I also used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (retired) to stamp Birthday on the front of the card and the Happy is from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle (Page 68). I then stamped the other flower around the edge of some whisper white card and then stamped the leaves and coloured them in using my marker pen. I mounted the white layer onto some glitter card and then added dimentionals to this and place it on the front of the card at an angle to add a fun element.


I stamped another piece of whisper white for the insert with the other flower from the same stamp set and the sentiment also comes for that set as well.
If you would like to purchase the products used in this project please give me either a call, email, or PM so that I can help.
To catch the rest of the Rococo Rose Blog-Hoppers please head over to Catherine's Page Here:-
Bye for now, Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Tag Card





Hi Everyone,

Here is this weeks YOUTUBE Video I call it a Tag Card. This card is very easy to make and used the new Floral Essence Bundle that you will find in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue on page 107

Please feel free to leave me a comment or thumbs up or down so I know if you like this.

Thanks for taking a look.

Hugs Diane xxx

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Colour Creations - Tranquil Tide

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Hi Everyone, it is with sad heart that we are now at the end of this lovely Colour Creations Blog-Hop. This is the last colour of the current colour pallet, we may be lucky enough to be able to bring you the 5 new In Colours for 2019 - 2021. The lucky last colour is Tranquil Tide and it will be retiring on the 3rd June 2019 so sad as I really love this colour. it may be a dark colour but i still love it.
So along with the beautiful DSP that is also retiring sad times all round.
I have managed to use so product that are either new or carrying over and they are the Tropical Chic and Floral Essence Bundle. I have made another fancy fold card called a corner fold (which I will be making a YOUTUBE Video of in late June or early July) I think it is a lovely effect and very easy to do.When I stamped my flower I stamped 2 on Whisper White and 2 on Vellum to give the look of a really full flower I really like this effect as well, I then added a faceted Silver gem to the centre of the flower.
I stamped my sentiment on the front using the White ink, and as said before the leaves are from the Tropical Chic stamp set and dies.
I decided to follow the same look to the inside of the card by added DSP and a Tranquil Tide panel and then I added a small White panel for writing onto. I thought this would add a little different view to the insert.
With most of the items used in this project retiring You will find it hard to purchase them, But the Floral Essence Bundle is a joy to use and I have made so many project with it already that I think I have worn out the stamps already hehehe......
If I can help you with any of the product used in this project please don't hesitate to give either a call, email or PM so that I can assist you.
To catch all of the other Tranquil tide projects please hop over to Catherine's page here-:
Hugs Diane xxx


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Twisted Easel Card

Hi Everyone, Here is the YOUTUBE Video that goes with this weeks written tutorial that you can find on my Facebook Group Page "Di's Den for Crafting Stamping and Tutorials.
Please leave me some feedback as I would love to know what you all think. If you have used this tutorial I would love to see your creations so please upload them so we can all see your beautiful cards.
Hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Colour Creations - Soft Suede

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Hi everyone, Well here we are with only one more colour after this of the Colour Creations Blog-Hop. So sad to see it coming to an end. This week our colour is Soft Suede which is a really love brown (not to light and not to dark). To me it's a really lovely masculine colour that sits so well with a lot of the new masculine stamp sets coming out on the 4th June 2019. I have used it as a kind of Sepia colour in my card along with a retired stamp set, that I know will be sadly missed by so many people around the world myself included "Lovely as a Tree".

I started out with a very vanilla card base and added a soft suede layer to the front before stamping onto another very vanilla card. other than the sun/moon in the picture I only used soft suede to make the clouds and the ground before stamping 3 layers of the trees I added some birds flying over head to finish off the front of the card along with Happy Birthday that I stamped and punched out using the classic label punch. At first I thought it looked a bit over the top with so much of the same colour but my Husband said he liked it so that was good enough for me (as his not big on compliments with my card making). Not that he doesn't like them he just isn't big on compliment in general so when he says is good I know he really likes it. Sorry about the blabbering on.

As I had used the thick Very Vanilla card I didn't need to add any layers to the inside of the card. So I stamped only half of the trees along with the birds on the right-hand side and just added a small sentiment to finish it off.  It's simple but enough. All the Items used in this project can be found in the 2018-2018 Annual Catalogue but be quick as there is very little time left to purchase retiring products like the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. If you would like to purchase these products please give me a call, email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.
To catch the rest of the Soft Suede Blog-Hoppers please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Bye for now Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Glitter Butterfly Card

Hi everyone,

This week I have a lovely Glitter Butterfly card for you all. What a lovely effect this is and so easy to do. You will find all the measurement and instruction sheet on my Facebook Group page called -: Di's Den for Crafting Stamping and Tutorials Please stop by and have a look I would love to see you there.

Hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Colour Creations - Soft Sea Foam

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Hi Everyone, Well here we are again with our lovely Colour Creations Blog-Hop and how sad is it that we are almost finished all the colours.
This week our colour is called Soft Sea Foam what a lovely colour so pretty I love it.

I used the Let is Ride stamp set and made it look as though the horse is running through the water. My card was made using a Pool Party card base the a White layer before adding a second layer in Soft Sea Foam. This is a sort of easel card with a difference as it opens like a regular card as well.

I used the sea stamp for the High Tide stamp set as I thought this looked the best a stamped tone on tone. I coloured my horse using the blender pens before adding this to the a layer for the easel part of the card.
As you can see from this photo when you pull the ribbon the easel lifts up revealing a messages at the top and bottom of the card. But it will also lay flat to post or if you would like it standing like a regular card as seen in the photo below.

All the items used in the project as in the current Occasions and 2018-2019 Annual Catalogues and will be carrying over to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. if you would like to purchase any or all of the product used in the project please give me a Call, email or PM so that I might help you with your purchase.
To catch all the other Soft Sea Foam Hoppers please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Balloon Fancy Fold

Check out my New YOUTUBE Video, Live today.
Happy Mother's Day to you all
Hugs Diane xxx                               

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Colour Creations - So Saffron

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Hi Everyone,
Wow here we are at week 47, this really is the pointy end of the Colour Creations Blog-Hop. I for one will be sad to see it end. I really have enjoyed making cards in every colour we have and I have loved seeing all the creations from all the other Hoppers as well. We really have had some beautiful cards and I know some of us have found some colours harder to work with than others myself included.
This week our colour is "So Saffron" and being Mother's day here in Australia on the 12th May 2019 I thought I would make a Mother's Day card, I used the Apron of Love stamp set and dies which are sadly retiring on the 3rd June 2019 for my card.
I used the Garden Impression DSP for my Apron and edging along with my oven mitt and I edged the apron in tranquil tide ink to match the strings and pocket and mounted this onto a So Saffron piece of card. I cut out the tools and when I dropped them onto my card the landed just as I have them glued and I thought they just looked prefect scattered down the right-hand side. I then stamped Happy Mother's Day using the White ink pad and place clear gem stones on the front to finish it off.
I only thing I didn't like about the stamp set is it says "MOM" not "MUM" so using a cotton tip I wiped out the top of the O to make it into a U before stamping and cutting out the oven mitt I placed this on to a foam pad before adding this to the front of the card.
I then cut out 2 more mitts and added them to the inside of the card with hearts in the matching colours and then stamped the Made with Love sentiment I then mounted this onto some So Saffron card stock and glued to the inside of the card.
All items used in this project can be found in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue (That ends on the 3rd June 2019) if you would like to purchase any or all of the items used in this project please give me a Call, Email or PM me (Australia Only) so that I can help you with your purchase.
Please head over to Catherine's Page here-: to catch all the other So Saffron Bloggers this week.
Hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Mothers Day Daisy Card Stampin Up

Hi Everyone this is the last of my Mother's Day videos for this year.
why not check it out.
Hugs Diane xxxx                              

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Colour Creations - Smoky Slate

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Hello Everyone, how are we all doing this week?
We have a lovely colour for everyone this week called Smoky Slate, what a lovely warm gray colour this is. I have chosen to make a male card this week as I think this Colour and the stamp set I have chosen go together well.


I started off this a Smoky Slate card base and added a Coastal Cabana square topped with whisper White. I used my Stamparatus  to stamp my hats and fish hooks from the Best Catch Bundle and coloured them in using the marker pens. I stamped them and the Fish and Baskets using the Smoky Slate ink I then cut out the Fish and Baskets before mounting them onto the front of the card. I also stamped the card base using the crackle paint stamp and Smoky Slate ink. I do love the effect from this stamp. I sponged the front and the insert of the card with Smoky Slate ink to give the look of being a bit dirty.  I also cutout some of the small fishes using the dies. 

I stamped the Fisherman and sentiment and then grouped the cutout fish together and mounted this onto another Coastal Cabana layer before gluing to the inside of the card. I'm so glad that this set is carrying over from the Occasions Catalogue as I really love making men's cards.
All the items used in the project can be found in the 2018-2019 and the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue or the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. if you would like to purchase any or all of the items used in this project please give me a call, email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.
To catch the rest of the bloggers with this weeks colour please head over to Catherine's Page here-:
Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Mothers Day Theatre Card

Hi Everyone, why not pop over to my Channel and take a look at this weeks Mother's Day card. 

I have one more Mother's Day project to go before going back to my normal format. 

Please give me a thumbs up or comment if you like the video.

Hugs Diane xx                         

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Colour Creations - Shaded Spruce

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Hi everyone, here we are at week 45 of the Colour Creations Blog-Hop only 5 more weeks to go. Wow where has this year gone.
Today our colour is Shaded Spruce and beautiful green colour and as green is my favourite colour I didn't find it hard to come up with a project. I chose to use the Tropical Chic stamp set and dies along with the matching DSP for this card. I also used a fancy fold to show case this card.
I started with a Granny Apple green card and the shaded spruce is in the DSP and the ink used to stamp the leaves.I stamped my leaves onto Granny Apple Green card before cutting them out and my flowers were stamped in Melon Mambo. I'm so glad that all of what I used will be carrying over into the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue.
I used the layering square dies for the front of my card and the stitched rectangles for my sentiment.

I placed my Square on to dimensionals to give it more depth, but i glued the leaves on flat and then used more dimensionals for the sentiment.
I stamped more leaves on the writing panel on the back of the card. I will be writing a tutorial for this card on my FACEBOOK Group so keep an eye out for it in early May. (Probably Mother's Day Sunday) All the items used in the project are in the current 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue and will be carrying over to the new 2019-2020 Catalogue. If you would like to purchase any or all of the items used here please give me a call, email or PM me so that I can help you.
To Catch all the other Shaded Spruce project please head over to Catherine's Page 
Bye for now
Hugs Diane xxx

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Colour Creations - Sahara Sand

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Hi Everyone,
Sorry I didn't hop by last week so busy I just didn't get time but never mind I am back again this week. This weeks colour is called "Sahara Sand" it's sort of a sandy gray colour but I like it. I have used a stamp set from the Occasion catalogue along with 2 stamps from the Annual Catalogue. They are "Let it Ride" "Pop of Petals" and "Hardwood" and I love the way my card turned out.

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and add the Sahara sand as my frame I stamped the Hardwood onto the frame in Early Espresso I drew in the corners of my frame using a marker pen, then pop it up on diementionals. I then stamped my horses from the Let it Ride set and masked them off and stamped the trees so they looked as though they were behind them. I then stamped the Pop of Petals onto some Very Vanilla card with Sahara Sand ink and then coloured them in using the markers.


For the inside of the card I kept it simple by just stamping the trees on one side and the horses on the other. I love this set I really hope this is not one that is retiring. But if it is I know I wont be parting with it and I will be using it for some time to come.
If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this project please give me a call, email or PM as I would like to help you. Please note that from the 3rd June 2019 the Occasion catalogue and the Annual Catalogue end and the new Annual Catalogue takes over so please be quick if in case these items retire on that date.
To catch the other bloggers in this weeks colour creations please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Bye for now Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Easter Box

Hi Everyone, this is the last of the Easter tutorials for 2019. I hope you enjoyed them? This one is a small box that holds a lovely little treat.
Have fun, please leave a comment or a thumbs up if you like it.
Happy Easter




Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Colour Creations - Real Red

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Hello Everyone,
This week our Colour Creation is Real Red What a lovely colour it is. So Regal, oh and guess what it's in the regal colour range here at the Stampin' Up! colours.

Because it's such a lovely Red I thought it would be nice to make a lovely Asian inspired card with Basic Black and Gold so here is my card.

 
Sorry the lighting isn't too good this week but with the weather turning real wintery I was finding it hard to get a good picture. But I think you can see the card OK. I started with a Black base card and added the Read Red and Gold foil Card to the card front along with more black. I stamped my images using versa mark and gold embossed them using the Artistically Asian Stamp set (Which I love) them images are mounted onto more gold foil card and then I used Diemensionals to give them some height.


I used white card for the inside of the card and stamped it using Real Red Ink. I must say I was pretty impressed with how it all turned out.
All the items used in this project can be found in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, If I can help you with your purchase please give me either a Call, Email or PM (Australia Only)
Thanks for checking out my Blog, to catch the rest of the Real Red Colour Creations please head over to Catherine's Page Here:-
Bye for now, Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Easter Basket

Hi Everyone,

Here is the next Easter Project for you all so please why don't you take a look, please leave a comment or give me a thumbs up if you like it.

Thanks Diane xxx

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Butterfly Pop out Card



Hi Everyone,

here is the the Butterfly Pop-Out card that I made for my Colour Creations Pumpkin Pie on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

I will have a written tutorial for this card on my Facebook group on Sunday 21st April.

The delay is due to the fact that I already have Easter Project coming up before this date.

Hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Colour Creations - Pumpkin Pie

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Hi Everyone,  I hope you have all had a better week than me? I have been home in bed most of the week with a chest infection, but I'm on the mend now a back to work be the time this goes live.

This week our colour is called Pumpkin Pie, its a really lovely orange so deep in colour I love it.

As I had time to what quite a few YOUTUBE videos while home  I saw a card similar to the card that I have made for this weeks Hop but the sizes and the way it was put together were not how I would like so I set about changing it to suit me. This is what I came up with.


I call it a Butterfly Pop-out card as you will see why in the other photos. I love the way this all came together as I was making it I wrote down all the measurements and have written a tutorial that I will be posting in my Facebook group in a week or so. I will also be doing a YOUTUBE video of this card as well so keep and eye out.

 I used the DSP from the Painted seasons bundle again this week as I really love it and I used the Pumpkin pie as my layers as well as on my butterflies coloured using the blender pens.


As you can see when you open the card the butterflies are just floating there and really seem to pop-out at you. I already know who will be getting this card as I know she loves butterflies.

All the items used in this project a in the current 2018-2019 Annual catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue it is only the DSP that will retire on the 31st March as this is a Sale-A-Brations item so if you would like to get this paper before time runs out please place a $90 order with me and get this beautiful DSP pack for free.
To catch the rest of the ladies in this hop, please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Thanks for popping in and having a look I hope to see you again next week.
Bye for now, Hugs Diane xxx

Friday, 22 March 2019

Triangle Easter Box

Hi Everyone, I'm a bit earlier this week with my YOUTUBE Video as I and home from work sick with a chest infection. It's my second video in the Easter series. I hope you like it.
Hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Colour Creations - Powder Pink

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Hi Everyone, Here we are at week 40, and the colour is..........................Powder Pink. I do like pink as a colour but I'm not that keen on the very light pinks. but all the same it is still a pretty colour.
I decided to use the Lasting Lily stamp set for this card and I was quite happy with the results.


I stamped the flowers in Powder Pink and the leaves in Old Olive before cutting them out and mounting them on to the front of a Very Vanilla card. I used a small piece of Powder Pink card and a piece of Garden Impressions DSP along with the largest scalloped oval in Melon Mambo. I think the ribbon set off the front of the card along with the clear rhinestones.


I placed very think foam pads behind the to smaller lilies and the front leaf just to give is a small amount of height as I have put the Ovals on normal foam pads.
All of the items used in this project can be found in the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Sale-A-Brations catalogue (Please be quick if you would like the Lasting Lily as this promotion ends on the 31st March 2019.
To see all the other Powder Pink project in this weeks Hop please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Thanks and bye for now.........
Hugs Diane xxx

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Easter Cup Using the Envelope Punch Board



Hi Everyone, Here is this weeks YOUTUBE Video, I am making a few Easter projects for you I hope you like it.
Don't forget to give me a thumbs up if so.
 Hugs Diane xxx

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Colour Creations - Poppy Parade

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Hi Everyone, here we are at week 39 of the colour Blog-Hop. This week our colour is Poppy Parade, what a lovely colour so vibrate, what a beautiful red. I have used the stamp set from the Sale-A-Brations catalogue 2nd addition. The set is called Painted Seasons I used the DSP from the bundle as well.


I stamped out the flowers and cut them out along with the leaves and glued the middle flower to the card base and put the other 2 flower onto diemensionals to give them more height. I also stamped out the leaves and cut them out and glued them flat to the card. I used the words from the Lasting Lily set and the corners from the Around the corner set just to finish off the front.


 I added a few gems to the middle of the flowers just to add a little bling.
I stamped the insert with a row of flowers and left the rest blank so the card can be used for many different occasions.


 All the items used in this project a from the Sale-A-Brations and 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue if you would like to purchase all any of the items used in this project please give me a Call, Email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.
To check out the other Poppy Parade Blog-Hops for this week Please head over to Catherine's Page Here:- 
Catch you next time, Hugs Diane xxx

Monday, 11 March 2019

Butterfly Card







Hi Everyone,



This weeks video is called Butterfly Card. I hope you like it give me a thumbs up if you like.

Hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Colour Creations - Pool Party

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Hi Everyone,
Week 38 of the Colour Creations Blog-Hop and this week our colour if Pool Party. A beautiful Aqua Marine colour sooo Pretty (Well at least I think so).
I have chosen to use the Beauty Abounds stamp set as I really do love this one. With the card that I have created this week I think it looks so pretty and delicate.


I also used the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch as well and coloured my Butterflys using the Pool Party Marker pen and a touch of Wink of Stella. I stamped the circles and splatter marks on the card front in Pool Party and the background butterflies in Smoky Slate. I added dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and some 1/8 inch ribbon just to add that little something to the front. I finished off the front by add just 3 small rhinestones, to me it's just enough.


The insert I also matted to match the front of the card and stamped the flouish and splatter in Pool Party and the sentiment in Memento Ink. I have make this card 4 times in total, in Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, and Melon Mambo and it looks lovely in all 4 colours. 
All the items used in this project are in the current 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. If you would like to purchase any or all of the items used in this project please give me a call, email or PM me so that I can help you.
To catch the rest of Pool Party Blog-Hop please head over to Catherine's page Here-:
Bye for now,
Hugs Diane xx

Colour Creations - Pretty Peacock

Hi Everyone, Here we are again with another of the 2019 - 2021 In Colours and this one is called "Pretty Peacock" and it is a l...