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, 5 May 2012

Mariko is Mad

Hi everyone

Another miserable Bank Holiday weekend by the looks of things.  My antidote to all this rain is crafting ..........................

My hubby has settled down in front of the TV for an afternoon of sport in preparation for a certain football (soccer) match later today so I am here with my laptop, Promakers and story tapes - ahh, the secret to a happy a marriage!

I am currently into Mo Mannings stamps and recently purchased this image at Mo's Digital Pencil.  The design is called Mariko is Mad and I just love her expression, I know a little girl who has this expression in her repertoire!

I have coloured her, and her long suffering bunny, with Promarkers and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.  The papers are from a number of places, the large polka dot is from a Polka Doodles CD and the small polka dot and the gingham check are from a new paper pack but I cannot remember the make I'm afraid.  The silver mirri is from C&C.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope that you are enjoying it.  I think I am going to colour another of my recent purchases.



  1. Hi Dionne
    Shame about the weather you are having at the moment. It is quite sunny for a change where I am. But luckily your crafting antidote to a bad weather produced a brilliant card. Love the digital image and the way you coloured it.
    Michaela xx

  2. Hi Dionne , I love this beautifully coloured image and the colours you have used on this gorgeous card .
    I know what you mean about the weather it hasn't been very nice here either but on the bright side at least we get to stay in and craft .
    Hugs Emma xx

  3. Fabulous card Dionne , love this little image Hugs Elaine


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