Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 3 October 2011

The Menagerie Keeper

Another amazing day, we are currently experiencing the most incredible weather here in the South East of England.  The temperatures are breaking all records, in fact, they are higher than those we had in August and it is most unseasonable.

And if this day was not fabulous enough, there is a new Crafty Boots Challenge today.  The theme of this challenge is 'Zoo', which is anything animal related really.

My offering is a pink sparkly card on acetate - although I am afraid that the glitter does not show that well in these photographs.

In the right light these Gorjuss Girl images look like they are suspended in the air.  

I purchased these two stamps from the Crafty Boots website, the stamp sets are called The Bear and Winter Friend.  The backing papers are Dovecraft, as is the little heart shaped pink gem.  The sentiment is from Kanban.  The white card the cover girl is on was cut and embossed using one of my nesties.

There are a couple of things you have to keep in mind when you make this type of card.  The first is that you need to be very careful when cutting the backing papers to ensure that all four are exactly the same size so that the sit neatly over one another and do not peek out from under the top one when you centre them on the acetate.  The other is to ensure that the acetate is thick enough to stand under the weight of all of the papers but not too thick, you do not want it to crack when you score it.  

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