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, 15 October 2012

Spring Cleaning

Good morning

Time seems to fly by, doesn't it?  It is time for another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, the theme for the next two weeks was set by the fabulous Emma and it is Home.

It is a great subject to let your imagination go wild.  I have chosen this fun image from Teddy Bo & Co called  Spring Cleaning High.  Clearly Teddy Bea has as many spiders as I am finding at the moment!

After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted it on some gold card and some black card.  I then added some brads and pearls, the lace is from Ribbonbox.  I also added a little Glossy Accents to the bucket and atomiser to give them that plastic look.  The papers are by Dovecraft.

The rest of the Design Team have come up with some amazing ideas, don't forget to visit their blogs.  Also,don't forget to enter your projects into the Challenge, I look forward to seeing them.

Good luck.



  1. What a great image and interpretation of the theme, am about to post mine, bit later than usual I know!! Take care Zo xx

  2. Fabulous card and such a great image! Love the lace peeping out at the side!

  3. Me again! WOYWW stands for What's on your work-desk Wednesday! I often join in the fun desk hop each Weds, expect you've seen my posts. But that's what it's about! Showing off our desk. Zo xx

  4. Hi Dionne I love this gorgeous card and this image is adorable.
    Hugs Emma xx

  5. Hi Dionne
    Beautiful card, love the colour palette you used. Nice and girly. Looks like Teddy Bea is natural at cleaning, send her my way (LOL)
    Michaela xx

  6. This is such a cute image - I wish she'd come and get rid of all my cobwebs! The layouts and backgrounds that you use for your images are amazing.


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