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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

In the UK it is Mother's Day today.

In memory of my mother, her mother and her mother's mother, and all the way back through my  family, I have made a card and a matching tag to celebrate the lives of all these strong, caring, wonderful women who each shaped the next generation.

This lovely Teddy Bo and Co stamp is called "Dressmaker Bea", isn't she delightful?

I coloured the image with my Flexmarkers and Promarkers and mouted it on gold mirri board.  I then distress some white card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stormy Sky and used a Promarker to colour the doily.

The roses and diamante buckle charm are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the die is a Marianne Creatable Die called Branch Forest.  The pink ribbon is from my stash.

I made the tag in much the same way only on a slightly smaller scale.

And before I go, to all of you who are mothers, no matter where you are, happy Mother's Day and thank you for doing everything you do.

I am entering this card and tag in the following challenges:



  1. Hi Dionne
    Both creations are gorgeous and so is your whole post for that matter! I hope you are feeling a bit better today.
    Michaela xx

  2. This is gorgeous Dionne well done I love it hugs Elaine

  3. I love this image - lush doily and gorgeous flowers
    thanks for sharing
    Debbie xx

  4. That is just one cute little/big tag!!! =) Lovely flowers and cute colours!!

    Thanks for joining us at TeddyBo this week!
    Hugs Maritha

  5. Both your card and your tag is wonderful :)
    Lovely colours and beautiful with the doily behind
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo challenge this time
    Hugs, Jill

  6. Hi Happy Mother's Day really enjoyed reading your post ! Super tag with this gorgeous Bea ! Just love the ribbon and slider ! All just so brilliant ! Thanks so much for taking part in the Teddybo Challenge ;0)


Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading your feedback on my work. I hope you will visit again.