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, 19 November 2012

Let it Snow - Set 1


I hope you had a good weekend, mine was exceptionally good, so full of crafting and wonderful people.

Friday evening I met up with my good friend Stephanie-Emma and a few of her other friends at a Stampin' Up Party.  We had such a good time, playing with some of their new products and making Christmas cards.

Friday night was a bit of a late night, but I was having so much fun I did not want it to end, however, I had to be up at 5:30 Saturday morning to drive (when I say drive, I didn't do the actual driving, Stephanie-Emma did) to Milton Keynes to meet up with the rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team, for a day full of good friends and crafting, sharing tips and techniques.  It was such a great day.  In a way I did not want to go home but by the end of it I was just soooo tired!

I want to say a great big thank you to Stephanie-Emma for organising the day and to all of the wonderful people who shared their knowledge with the rest of us, such a talented bunch of ladies.

I made some Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to swap with the rest of the team on Saturday. Regular followers of my blog will know that I have only recently started to make ATCs, in fact this meeting was the reason I decided to make them.  In all I made two dozen but to share all of them in one post would make it a very long post so I thought I would try to post them over the next few days.

I wanted my ATCs to say something about me and the way I craft.  I think that one of the most obvious things about my projects it the amount of glitter I use, I love the effect of glitter, therefore I think that my ATs should have lots of glitter.

For my first set of ATCs I decided I wanted to use my very recently acquired Stampin' Up snowflake die.  I love this die, you can either use it as three separate snowflakes or you can stack them up and make the most beautiful dimensional snowflake.

I cut 6 pieces of purple glittered card to measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  I then cut six sets of the snowflake die and covered them in glitter.

After layering the snowflakes I attached each to the card using a large moonstone brad from Wild Orchid Crafts.   

I made each ATC very slightly different and used a different coloured brad for each one.  On the reverse, I put the name of this set of cards, Let it Snow -Set 1, and my contact details.

Here they are in close up.

It took me a while to get use to working with such a small canvass but the challenge is strangely compelling.

Hopefully, I shall be back again tomorrow to share another set with you.



  1. Aw it was lovely to finally meet you, and your ATC's are gorgeous, I'm going to put my swaps on my wall in my craft room so I can look at them and remember what a fab day we had! Take care Zo xx

  2. These are FAB-U-LOUS, I absolutely love them. I love how you make them the same but slightly different.Which die cutting machine do you use with Stamping Up? These are glittery-licious.x

  3. PS - I also meant to say that the composition is perfect!


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