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, 10 December 2012

Christmas Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog

It has been two weeks since my last post, I really cannot believe where the time has gone. I was intending to spend the last two weeks making my Christmas cards but I am so far behind and I have only just started to make them, of dear!

My inspiration for finally making a start on my Christmas cards was the new Crafty Boots Challenge.  The theme for the next two weeks is 'Christmas', so I just had to make a card, in fact I made two.

Both cards feature the gorgeous Mo Manning image Taste of Winter.

Card 1

Card 2

The papers are a combination of Stampin' Up and Dovecraft.  The Snowflake die is a Sizzlits and the Christmas Tree is from Memory Box.  The sentiments, although you cannot read them (sorry about the glare), are from Papermania.

Don't forget to pop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges website and see all the wonderful projects the rest of the team has put together for this challenge and let us see what you have been making.

Good luck.



  1. Oh wow Dionne what a gorgeous image on these beautiful cards .
    I know how you feel about the time passing so quickly I can't seem to find time for any crafting for myself these days .
    Big hugs Emma xx

  2. Gorgeous work! Love how you've added the snowflake die. Great work. Take care Zo xx

  3. Hi Dionne
    Oh WOW, 2 easel cards! What a treat this is! Love the choice of the papers you used, absolutely gorgeous! Great image too, reminds me when I was a child and played in snow.
    Michaela xx

  4. Sweet design and fabulous coloring. Delightful! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  5. These are gorgeous - what a cute stamp and I love that name- Taste like winter. As ever, your colouring is superb but I love the layouts too. This is something I need to work on as I tend to just do a straightforward mat and layer.Love the colour combination in the first, but that spotty paper in the second is fabulous. More items for my Stampin' Up shopping list! Great to see the snowflakes again too! Glad you've got your Picassa sorted and hope the Christmas cards are coming along nicely :) x

  6. Lovely cards Dionne. Great choice of dies, I gotta have those!


  7. this is so lovely! it reminds me of my childhood, when i was catching snowflakes the same way! ;-)

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. So cute! What a sweet image! I love your card design.

  9. Two delightful variations on a theme... think I lean slightly to the second one - I love that dotty background!!
    Alison x

  10. FAB-U-LOUS ! I adore this image well done this is sure to be a winner.
    Have fun at Christmas and take care.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours Big Hugs Elaine

  11. Beautiful cards Dionne. The same image, but yet each card is unique.
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