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, 6 August 2012

Sun, Sea and Sand

Good morning and welcome to my blog .......... a very special welcome to you if this is your first visit.  Please feel free to leave a comment and say hello, I hope you will visit again soon.

There is a new challenge today at Crafty Boots Challenges.  It has been set by the truly talented Gabrielle and she has chosen as her theme Postcards.  In the UK sending postcards to family and friends when you were on holiday use to be a great tradition but, with the advent of texts and easy access to the internet, this tradition has almost died out.

Gabrielle has left it to you to decide how you interpret this theme, for instance it could be an actual postcard or anything that reminds you of postcard, I have chosen a seaside view.   This adorable image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Kai in the Sand.

I mounted my card on some silver mirri card and cut it to the standard postcard size of 4 ¼” x 6” (at least that's the dimensions I was told when I asked Google how big a standard postcard is!). Then I coloured the image with Promakers, after which I added some Glossy Accents  to the beach ball to give it a high gloss plastic look and I created the effect of sand with Flower Soft.

Why not pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenges website and see the ingenious ways other members  of the Design Team have interpreted this theme and whilst you are there, don't forget to enter your own creations into the challenge.

Good Luck.



  1. Good Morning Dionne I love this fab creation for this fun theme .
    This image is so cute and beautifully coloured.
    Sorry to confuse you this morning and I will post my crafty boots creation very soon.
    Hugs Emma xx

  2. Hi Dionne
    That's a very beautiful postcard! The image is adorable. Love the way you coloured in everything and also that flower soft makes a fantastic sand!
    Michaela xx

  3. He's so adorable... and deliciously coloured! Love the beach ball too!
    Alison x


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