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, 4 February 2013

'Blue and White' Challenge


Where is this year going?  It's February already and it is time for another Crafty Boots Challenge.  The theme of 'Blue and White' was chosen by the talented Zoe in honor of her favourite football (soccer) team, Bristol Rovers.

I have spent the last couple of years adding more and more dimension to my cards but, because of spiraling postage cost, I have been rethinking this recently and I have returning to basics for this card.

It has been a while since I coloured a Teddy Bo image and this one was so much fun to get to work on it with my blue Promarkers.  The image is called Eski Bo and Bea.

After I had coloured the image I added glitter to the fur trim and snowballs.  The paper is by Dovecraft and the mirri card and FBGs are from my stash.

The rest of the design team have been very busy making some amazing projects to inspire you, so please find the time to take a look and be inspired to join the challenge.



  1. What a fabulous anniversary card! Love the colours you chose! You kindly commented on my blog and asked the significance of the crows on my February page - they are just there as love birds! I think the crow bit might refer to me - LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It's gorgeous, love the image and the blues are fab! Take care Zo xx

  3. How cute!! They look good in blue and white.

  4. Hi Dionne
    Such a beautiful anniversary card you made. Love all the shades of blues you picked, the backing paper is fab and the image is brilliant too.
    Michaela xx

  5. Cute, cute, cute! Beautiful colours and colouring. That backing paper is gorgeous and it goes without saying that the glitter is the icing on the cake! You've definitely nailed how to capture that in a photo :) xx

  6. These teddies are so cute! Flat cards are definitely becoming a must with the price of stamps!! xxxxxxxxx


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