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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Colour Creations - Tranquil Tide 
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
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 
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
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                              

Double Dutch Fold Card Over the Moon

Hi Everyone, Sorry this YOUTUBE link is late, being away on holiday put me a little behind. Never mind I'm back on track now. This is...