Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. I am married to a very understanding man. Thank goodness he is because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting.

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Please check back as I shall be adding more projects soon.

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Fright Night

Still no sign of the new printer ink, so I have been trying to think of a design for a Halloween card which would not require printing.

I based this design on some Halloween gift bags I made a couple of years  ago.  As you can imagine, it is a very quick and easy design but I think it is rather fun.

I covered my card blank with a black sheet glitter card.  I then glued three pairs of eyes to the card, both the eyes and the sentiment were from ebay.

There is still time for you to enter your Halloween projects in the Crafty Boots Halloween Challenge.

Good Luck.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Skully King and Queen

It is time for the Crafty Boots Mid Challenge Reminder for our 'Halloween' Challenge, I really do not know where the time goes to.

I have a confession to make, my printer has run out of ink and the replacement cartridges are taking forever to get here.  So, how on earth was I going to print my Halloween images for this week, then I remembered that I had not used all of the images I had printed for last Halloween, and, like all good crafter's, I do not throw anything remotely useful away. 

These faulous images are from Delicious Doodles, I coloured them with my polychromos pencils and then cut them out with a die and mounted them on silver holograpchic miri card.

I cut the dark blue card out using a Presscut Centre Stepper die.  I then stamped the sivler cards all over it.

The Halloween sentiments came from ebay.

Crafty Boots Guest Designer this week is the amazing Jana K, her work is incredible, do take a look.  The rest of the Design Team has been very busy as well, make sure you check out their work as well.

Have a great week.


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Halloween Fancy Dress

I hope you week is going well.  The current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is the ever so popular Halloween.

My card today features the kitchen maid from the big house, the one the baron owns, she is all dressed up as The Bride of Frankenstein to go Trick or Treating with her friends.

I coloured this old Saturated Canary image with Promarkers, I then mounted it on some holographic silver mirri card and some pumpkin coloured glitter paper.  Althugh I have had this image some time I do not think I have ever used it before. I am pleased I bought it when I did because the shop is closed now.

I cut the string of crows and black cat from a Sizzix Thinlet die using black glitter card.  The backing paper is from my stash.

Don't forget to enter your Halloween projects to the Crafty Boots Challenge.

Good luck.


Monday, 10 October 2016


It is time for a new Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the next two weeks we  are looking forward to seeing your Halloween projects.

I have prepared two Design Team projects this week, the first of which is a card featuring a freebie colouring book image from Delicious Doodles by Teri Sherman.  I do not usually go in for colouring book pages because of all of all of the colouring they require, but I just could not resist this one.

I used a combination of Promarkers and F&C pencils to colour this haunted house image.  I then mounted it on some silver holographic mirri card.

I covered a blank card with some black glittered card.  Finally I cut a 'Boo' out of some silver glitter card using a Bigz die.  I have to apologise again for the poor quality of the photographs, I think you can just about work out what is card and what is background.

I shall be back in a couple of days time to share the other card.  In the meantime please pop over to the Crafty Boots blog and see the projects the rest of the design team have prepared.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn is Here

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Believe it or not but there is an element of planning to my Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team cards.  Obviously I get to know about the themes in advance, which gives me the opportunity to think about my projects and to seek out appropriate images to use on any cards I decide to make.  I also give a little bit of thought to the order I am going to publish my projects in.  Originally I had planned to publish this card first, hence the title of this post, but then I changed the order.  I thought about changing the title to 'For a Fungi', but better taste prevailed.

A couple of weeks before this challenge I was discussing the theme with my teamie Lisette (aka Mrs Beez) and I commented that most people seemed to associate leaves with autumn and it would be nice to get away from the leaf motif.  I joked that it would be nice to find a fungus image.  Later that evening I went on the hunt and was delighted when I found this polymer stamp on Ebay, it was exactly what I had in mind.

I coloured the image with polychromos pencils and then mounted it on gold mirri and some pumpkin orange card.  I then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.  I covered my blank card with bronze coloured glitter card before adding the image.  The leaves are actually made of metal, aren't they lovely?

I must apologise for the poor quality of these photographs but the lighting was not good on the day I took them.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.


Saturday, 8 October 2016

Voila One CAS Card

I am trying to make up for my silence earlier in the week and I am back with another card this morning.  I am not actually at home this morning and I have scheduled this post, so I have no idea what the weather is like today.  Is it cold and overcast or warm and sunny, what is the weather like with you today?

This CAS card may look quick and easy but it took me ages to make, in fact it was a long time in the 'thinking how to make it' phase.  First I painted some white card with metallic acrylic paints - bronze, silver, gold and copper.  I then used the Spellbinder Shapeabilities Foliage die set to cut the leaf.

Next I cut a strip of white card, I made it a little smaller than my blank card, I distressed the edges with Ranger Vintage Photo distress ink.  I then made a 'swipe' of Antique Linen and wrapped some bakers twine around the card before attaching it to the blank card.

After attaching the leaf to the card I felt the card looked incomplete and I went in hunt of a sentiment stamp, unfortunately I could not find one the size I wanted but all was not lost because I remembered my  old stash of peel offs.  There was a time I used peel offs all of the time but they went out of fashion, however like most crafters, I never throw anything away, yeah!  I finished the card by edging it with some more peel offs.

Voila one CAS card.


Friday, 7 October 2016

Autumn is Starting to Feel Like Winter!

I know, I know, I am seriously late with my posting this week.  I have been really busy the last few days and this week has just flown by.  Autumn was late arriving this year and the drop in temperature has come of something of a shock, in fact it is starting to feel like winter already and I have given in and put the heating on.

My apologies for my tardiness and, whilst I am apologising, I am very sorry for the poor quality of my photography this week, the wintry conditions have affected the light quality and had to resort to artificial lights.

Crafty Boots Challenges is celebrating autumn.  I recently discovered a lovely set of rubber stamps at Funky Kits which are all about this season, something a little different from leaves.  The set contains 8 stamps - 4 main characters and 4 smaller stamps and all have an autumn theme.  Here are two of the stamps from this set.

I coloured the stamps with my polychromos pencils.  The papers are from Dovecraft and the sentiments are from Kanban Crafts.

For this card I embossed some gold mirri card with a a honeycomb stencil.  The hydrangeas are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves comes from a Spellbinder Shapeabilities Foliage die set.

For this card I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder to create the wood grain effect and, as with the other card, the leaves comes from a Spellbinder Shapeabilities Foliage die set.  These were cut from some white card which I had painted with various metallic acrylic paints.

I just wish I knew what the individual stamps are called.

Have a wonderful weekend.