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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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Good Luck Horseshoe

Good morning

This will probably be my last post for the current Crafty Boots Challenge, which is all about 'Good Luck'.

I recently attended one of the Crafty Boots workshops, this particular one was on 'Creating Effects using Alcohol Inks'.  We experimented with a number of different effects.  I use my favourite effect to create a base on this MDF horseshoe.

As you can see, I first covered my horseshoe shape with a purple and silver mottle effect.  

I then added three ribbons, of white polka dot organza, white satin and silver, and a string of silver beads to form the handle.  I also wrapped part of the horseshoe with the ribbons and beads.  Next I added a number of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Finally I added a little card I cut out with my Spellbinders and I added a good luck message using silver peel-off letters.

A horseshoe is thought to bring good luck and they are traditionally given to brides on their wedding day and I really wanted to create one for this challenge.  There is still time for you to enter the Crafty Boots Good Luck Challenge, good luck!



  1. Hi Dionne
    WOW, this is just amazing! Love the mottle effect and all the wrapping and embellishing. Just fantastic!
    Michaela xx


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