Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Congratulations Crafty Paws!
You won the 30.00 to
Honey-bunnies Treasures !
You were comment #28 and were picked by "True Random Number Generator"
All you have to do is email me and I'll send you the code.
Big crafty hugs, Diane

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Its win it Wednesday time again !
And this month we're featuring an online craft store .
Pick your favorite thing and leave me a comment here telling me what it is.
the winner will be picked next Wednesday and will win a gift code for $30.00 
To spend at
Happy Wednesday everyone!
hugs, Diane

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thank you for all for playing along!
Are have chosen a winner........
 congratulations !
Please send me a message with your address and I will mail it out Friday.
hugs to all, DIANE

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hi crafty friends, its that time of the month again . 
Time for Win it Wednesday! On Thursday, because I completely forgot it yesterday!
So here we go, watch the video over at Didedi's Crafty Corner on Youtube to get a look at the goodies ,
You must leave a comment over there 
And here to be entered.   We will pick a winner next Thursday.
For an extra chance to win, refer a friend and tell them to say you sent them.
Good luck, and thanks for joining in on the fun.
Crafty Hugs To All, Diane

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Win It Wednesday

Happy Wednesday !
If you didn't know on the last Wednesday of every month I do a little giveaway on my youtube channel. Didedi's Crafty Corner .  How you win will be determined each month.
This month the prizes that are available are : Gina Marie Designs Wonky Rectangles,
 and BoBunnys Monster Stamp. [the rules to win are below the photo]

You must be subscribed to this blog and on Didedi's Crafty Corners youtube page.
You Must leave a comment on this post and on the Win it Wednesday youtube video.
You must by 18 or have parental permission .
You must claim your prize by Friday at midnight or we pick again on Saturday.

We will announce the winner on 6/7/17 on a  post here titled Win it Wednesday Winner.

Happy Wednesday,
Big Crafty Hugs, Diane

And the winner is ......
KraftyKristi !

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Christina's Birthday Cake

I can't  believe our little princess is already a year old, seems to happen so quickly.
My daughter (Christina's Mom) and I decided to make the cake and smash cake for her celebration, and we both picked out the same picture on Pinterest at different times,
So that was the plan, and it turned out fabulous!

We decided just two cakes would be good,  so let the baking begin !

next step the crumb coat ,

The beautiful platter belonged to Libby My daughters Grandma, 

The Pink Butter Cream Frosting for the Ombre Rosettes,

Now to begin the rosettes, the piping bags are filled and we are using the wilton 1M tip,

We are so pleased with the way they turned out. And would so do it again!
So of course I created a Pinterest photo also here it is,

Christina's Birthday was so much fun, and she was so stinking cute in her birthday tutu.
In case you were wondering (She was so dainty with the smash cake at first but after awhile she got her smash on, what a mess lol)

Mama Elephant Organic Blooms

Let me say first I Love This Stamp !
I am totally loving florals lately, I'd blame spring but its basically spring or summer every day here.
I'm trying to find my perfect peach combo in copic markers in this image. Again the darker colors are Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

Day 30, . #thedailymarker30day

Day 30 !! 
Yay I'm so excited to have done this event , Thank you Kathy for hosting it ! 
I colored the free digital image again this time in a softer palette and played with some of the soft spectrum noir sparkle pens to add the dark contrasting colors.
 I have been doing this a lot lately and I'm loving it.


Day 29,#thedailymarker30day

Day 29,
 I was challenged to used inexpensive water colors today, So I'm using one of my favorite Stamps Heartfelt from Gina K Designs ( because it's so beautiful all by its self) and recollections Water colors from Michael's . You can watch me color it here: 
Didedi's Crafty Corner


Day 28, #thedailymarker30day

Day 28, Came with a very vivid memory of two beautiful little girls and I singing the Teddy Bears picnic song 30 years ago! Can that even be possible lol
As I was coloring these cuties I was singing the song and when I realized it, I had that flash back of my girls very little and a long time ago. I love when that happens .
These cute bears are from Mama Elephant (Bear Hugs and Cub Cuddles) they are colored with copic markers in the E family Big Bears are : E23,E25,E27 and the baby are : E15,E17, E39. here is the link for the video: Didedi's Crafty Corner


Day 27, #thedailymarker30day

Day 27, of the challenge I used a Stampendous stamp called Nestled Bird,
And this is absolutely one of my favorite stamps! I colored the Stamped image with,  Yes you guessed it...Copic markers using a little dot technique on the bird to give him a ''new feather appearance''


day 26, #thedailymarker30day

Day 26, 
I found this  digital image on a Google search, and colored it with copic markers. I really focused on trying to get the depth right, so that the flowers looked on top of the leaves. Not to bad but still need a bit more work.
I will be cutting out the image with the Brother scan and cut so I can pop it up on a card.


Day 25, #thedailymarker30dayDay

Day 25,
Today I used  a free digital stamp , I colored it with copics and then added glitter to the centers with my favorite glue (Art glitter glue),  and I think it's very pretty .


Day 24, #thedailymarker30day

Day 24 , 
I colored 6 tulips from Altenew"s (Tulip)Stamps  but these 3 are all that survived the grandson lol . they were colored with Copics, and put in this super cute 
 Woven basket is from Gina Marie Designs .


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Day 23, #thedailymarker30day

Day 23, these cute little bunnies are from Mama Elephant, The egg is from Simon says Stamp and the background is Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock cut out with a spellbinders Gold labels 34 die. 
I used colpic's to  color all the images. They were part an Easter Basket 


Day 22, #thedailymarker30day

I'm going to work on bringing the Blog up to date this week.
I can't believe I'm this far behind. So here we go lets start with.....

Day 22 , I was challenged by a Youtube friend to only use Bic Markers ..... I accepted the challenge and found it quite challenging with only the few markers I had, 
but we can create with anything we have, Thats what I always say . 
The image is a greeting farm digital image.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 21, #thedailymarker30day

Day 21, 
I'm not going to lie today was hard to pull off ,  Not enough sleep, and my grandson almost three, was in active overdrive! By the way I could hardly keep up with  my granddaughter also, she's 10 months old.  But I'm super proud of the work I did and that I got it posted on time. 
I'm showing this photo in progressions, I thought it would be fun to share how it worked out, I used Copic Markers to color the image and these cuties are a  digi from the Greeting Farm Stamps called cake topper kiss ,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 20, #thedailymarker30day

 Day 20, this is a stamp by Stampendous called Zinnia,
The amazing white layer is from Gina K designs and is called (Pleated Lace Oval)
I recently purchased the pleated rectangles, Circles and ovals and I'm over the moon for them!
I often enjoy a single large flower for the front of my cards and this one is great,
I Water colored it  with Zig real color pens. Then I cut it out with the Brother Scan And Cut .

Day 19, #thedailymarker30day

Day 19, This image is from The Greeting Farm's ( Bloom) collection,
 Her name is Mae. I colored her with copic markers, the dress, eyes and flowers in violets and her hair in E's and YR's and  then I cut her out with the Brother Scan and Cut . 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Day 18 of the #thedailymarker30day

Day 18 was so much fun, I just opened my order from the Not 2 Shabby Shop for the Greeting Farm's Bloom Collection, and could not wait to play.  So meet Cindy, I colored her with copic markers and cut her out with the Brother Scan and Cut .

Friday, March 17, 2017

Day 17 #thedailymarker30day

Day 17,
Happy St. Patrick's day, May the luck of the Irish be with you, And may you NOT get pinched today unless you want to, lol

Today's image is from Brutus Monroe (Owl Love You) I used copic markers to color these little cuties. Using dots to help them look fluffy.
I picked these up at Jamie's shop Not 2 Shabby :
use code Jamie to say 10%

Big Crafty Hugs, Diane

Day 16 #thedailymarker30day

Day 16,
It was super hard for me to post this image, The perfectionist side of me was not happy lol,
But the reason for doing this challenge is for me is to keep trying things that are not easy ,
And watercolor is Hard for me!
 THIS stamp by Stampendous and it's called Teapot Posies, I Water colored it with Zig real color pens. I am happy it reflects the vintage vibe I was going for.
I picked up this stamp at 123 Stitch:

Big Crafty Hugs, Diane


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Day 15 #thedailymarker30day

Day 15, I can hardly believe this challenge is at the halfway mark,
 And can I tell you how much I'm enjoying it !
The image is from The Greeting Farm,  They are in the Digi section. The little boy image is Cute Troop Ian,  And the Girl is Jessica, I Colored both of them using Copic Markers.
Then I used The Brother Scan and Cut to cut them out. (I Love My Scan And Cut) Now to 
get them on cards,
Lets talk Blog, I'm still working on comments and hope to have it sorted out very soon.
Crafty hugs To you all, Diane

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Days 10,11,12,13, and 14 #thedailymarker30day

Day 10 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge,
 I used Zig clean color real brush pens to watercolor these beautiful daffodils from the Sending Love Stamp set 💕from Gina K Designs.
The first image I used VersaMark Ink and  Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder to stamp the image then watercolored with the Zig Real Color Pens.

 The second image was stamped out with VersaFine Black Ink then watercolored with the Zig Real Color Pens Adding a dark green.

#thedailymarker30day ,

Day 11 ,
 The Background is from M F T  its called Stitched Arch

I blended with distress inks ( Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild honey) 
and the images were colored with comic markers, however I forgot to write them down :( 

The clover is from Lawn Fawns (my lucky charm)

And the turtles are from Sunny Studios (Turtley Awesome).


Day 12
 This stamp is Floral Frame from Altenew. 

I heat embossed the image with Rangers Liquid Platinum then used my markers to water color it,
(Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, and Abandoned Coral) here is the video showing a little of that :

The dies I used to cut out the image are from Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals (large Set)


Day 13, 
This stamp is from Your next Stamp (Flippin' Fabulous)

 I colored it colored with copic's and I tried to add a shadow around his face from the flip flops and I tried to make the shoes look a bit used ,
but I might have tried a bit to much lol.  

I cut out the image with Lawn Fawns Stitched Rectangles Large


Day 14 

 The image is from The Greeting Farm,
 (good luck anya - digi)  

And She was Copic Colored then backed on lawn  a Fawn Stitched Oval, Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Oval then on a piece of Doodle Bugs Pot Of Gold designer Paper.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Giveaway Time !

Hi Guys, Welcome to my blog !
I'm finally commented to blogging every day and I hope you will come along 
as I learn the in's and outs of a daily blogger, So to kick off my first official week I'm having 
a great giveaway ( or at least I think so ) to be registered for a chance to win The entire set of the new Distress Oxide inks Two blenders and extra blending pads you must be subscribed to my YouTube Channel and leave a comment under this video,
Also, You must like, or follow,  this blog and leave a comment under this post telling us you favorite
distress ink technique . And if you Want an extra chance to win share the blog post on your social media sites, You must send me the link to so I can track it.
Good Luck ! the winner will be chosen by random on 4-10-17
Big crafty hugs , Diane

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Day 9 #thedailymarker30day

Day 9 of the 30Day Coloring Challenge. 
This stamp is Botanical Hello from Mama Elephant, And I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, the colors Are :
Pinks 993, 995  Yellows 916, 1003 Purples 1008, 932, 933
Greens 910, 992, 909 Teals 105, 905 White 938

The  card stock is From Simon says stamp Audrey blue (my absolute favorite) and the craft
Is actually from one of their card kits, also a favorite of mine 💕
I added the white dots with Nuvo drops, and just because I love them so, 
I added the scalloped bow dies (just for the picture) from My Creative Time.
Big Crafty Hugs, Diane


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Day 8 #thedailymarker30day

Day 8 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge ,
 Today I watercolored this Altenew Stamp ( Peony Bouquet) 
Using Kuretake  Gansai Tambi watercolors ,  
The Colors in the petals are # 31 and #33
The Colors in the leaves are # 51, #52 and #40
Thre watercolored background is # 61
I used the Spellbinders Lacy Circles Nestabilites dies to trim the image down and
I'll be putting it on a card front before the end of the month when I show case all 30 cards I created using the images from this challenge. 

I have to be honest and say I struggle with this method of coloring lol, But they say practice makes perfect So I keep trying.
See you tomorrow, 
Big Crafty hugs, Diane


Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hello, It's been to long, But I'm Back and have decided to really try to post here every day
 And this is a great month to start, Why ?
Because its time for the "30 day coloring challenge" from the Daily Marker. #thedailymarker30day
We are on day 7 today so I'll catch up today...

Day 1
Gina Kay Designs (Another name for love) from Unity Stamp Company.
Colored with Copics

Day 2
Greeting Farm (Mini Remix Boys)
Copic colored, and hair modified be in the likeness of my grandson.

Day 3
Lawn Fawn (Elphie Selfie)
Colored with Copics in the N, W, and Toner grey families.

Day 4
MFT (Space Explorer)
Copic Colored and then fussy cut out.

Day 5
Simon Says Stamp (Some Bunny)
Colored with Topics and cut out with The Brother Scan and Cut.
I was so Honored to have had this photo on Instagram reposted by Simon Says Stamp.

Day 6
Neat And Tangled (Cottontail Cuties)
Copic Colored and the background is blended and spattered 
Distress Ink in Abandoned Coral.

Day 7
The Greeting Farms (Little Fairies)
Copic colored and I channeled my inner child here, Lol

Wow What a week, My thought was to do this challenge in thirds, so Copics , colored pencils, then ending with water coloring (this scares me the most), but honestly it will end up being what ever I feel in the moment I sit down to play.

Are you doing the 30 Day Coloring Challenge ?
Feel free to comment and share what you're doing,
Big Crafty Hugs, Diane

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