Friday, 11 January 2013

A belated Happy New Year

I knew it had been ages since I posted anything here but even I was staggered when I saw just how long it was!  Anyhoo, a very Happy New Year to all who are reading this, may the new year bring you blessings and much happiness!

I have a few Clarity cards to show you today although from now on there will be fewer Clarity cards on my blog because lack of time, (and very often the absence of my mojo!), has made me decide to step down from the Claritystamp Design Team.  I am sad to do this but I have been privileged to be a part of the team for three years now and I feel that there are new teamies who have lots to offer and I just need to grab back some time for other things.

Well, the quality of the photographs hasn't changed then!  These quirky house images inspired me to create a little fairy village - strange things happen in Diane's world you know!  So the gate stamp created a sturdy platform for the largest house.  This time the images were coloured with Distress Markers and I used them on the Ranger Specialty Stamping paper, as recommended by the great Sir Tim.  This card is not cheap but worth it for the results it gives so I just keep it in its packet so that it doesn't get confused with ordinary stamping card.  Mind you, that would be hard to do since it feels so incredibly smooth compared to the ordinary stuff.

I made this card just to illustrate that an effective card can be produced from just a sentiment stamp, as long as you have the Go Kreate Dies that is!  The corners are cut from an old die that's probably out of production by now but there are plenty of others on the market.

This final card just uses simple techniques of masking and inking with Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue - just add a ribbon and you're there.

Well it feels good to be back and thank you for looking today.  Please leave a comment so that I know you're still there!



  1. Happy New Year, Diane. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Love all your Clarity cards, especially the quirky houses, I'd like to live in one of those.
    What a shame you are stepping down from the DT although I fully understand why, sometimes it seems we never have any time to craft for ourselves does it.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

  2. Hiya stranger and Happy New Year to you too. Have been meaning to ring, sorry. Love the card and great to see you blogging after a million years of being MIA, I exaggerate.
    Sorry to see you're stepping down from Clarity but I know how busy you are.
    Can't make it Monday but will speak soon, x

  3. Lovely samples,I wish I had the same talent as you, where did the quirky house stamps come from? they are great, keep on crafting I love your cards, Dee.x


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