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, 14 May 2012

Good Luck Challenge

Good morning.

I hope you had a good weekend.  In the UK we had some fabulous sunshine, which was so welcome after the past few weeks of rain.  However, the sunshine did not last long and this morning it is cold and raining again!

As I get older time seems to pass by faster and faster and I cannot believe that it is time for a new Crafty Boots Challenge.  The theme for the next two weeks is 'Good Luck', this theme was set by the lovely Sara.

There are a lot of reasons we send good luck cards to friends and family, perhaps to wish them well when they start a new job, or when they retire, or move home, or take a test.  At the moment students up and down the country will soon be sitting their exams.  Other people may be about to embarking on an exciting new venture.

My DT card is to celebrate a marriage, as well as wishing the happy couple every happiness for the future.

This particular happy couple is from Teddy Bo & Co.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and WOS (not that you can see the sparkly veil in my photo), I mounted the image on gold mirri card and used Martha Stewart punches to create a pretty design around the edge of a sheet of lemon glitter card.

The gorgeous roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The bells and die cut heart are from my stash.

It is the first time I have ever tried punching around the page (although I have had the punches years) and, as you can see, I got a little carried away and continued on the inside of the card using paper from Dovecraft.

I am sure you can think of lots of reasons to send a good luck card, so why not pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and enter the challenge.  Whilst you are there, make sure you check out the amazing creations by the rest of the Design Team.

You can also find details on the blog for the Crafty Boots Design Team call.

Happy crafting.



  1. Gorgeous card! Love the image and how you've coloured it. Zo xx

  2. fabulous card , love the beautifully coloured image and the soft yellow you have used.
    Hugs Emma xx

  3. Love the card - perfect for the challenge! You were right, those roses are gorgeous! I would need a lot of luck if I was snogging and driving at the same time!!!

  4. Oh this is fabulous,love the image.xxx

  5. Hi Dionne
    Gorgeous card! Love the punch work,roses,image and the way you coloured it is super.
    Michaela xx

  6. Great card, love the way you've coloured the car! Very cute image! x

  7. Hi Dionne, sorry I have taken so long to get back to you. I am unable to take any DT roles at the moment as I am too busy but thank you so much for mentioning the post . I will not be around for a little while as we have a family crisis going on , but I will be back soon, Your cards here and above are super, your crafting has blossomed so much , even for the time I have known you, your reations are just stunning. Hugs Elaine

  8. Creations ....oops typo Hugs Elaine


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