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, 18 March 2013

Rose Blossom Geisha Girl

Good morning dear blogland friends, how was your weekend?

I keep looking for signs of spring but it is still very cold here and we keep having the occasional flurries of snow.  However, there are some indications that the warmer weather is coming with the snowdrops on the ground and the daffodils are pocking their little heads up and then, on Friday, I spotted that the cherry trees are in flower.  As you can probably tell I love all of the spring flowers and I look forward to their arrival ..... unfortunately they give me hay fever!

Today we have a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and the theme chosen by Kerry is flowers, in memory of her daughter Rhianna Lily, whose birthday it would have been this week.

Inspired by the cherry trees, I created this card.

The image is Rose Blossom by Sherri Baldy from The Scrapbook Stamp Society and the cherry blossom flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on some silver mirri and pink card. The backing papers are from a Papermania paper stack and I added some faux stitching to some of the layers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the umbrella and some of the roses.

The rest of the Design Team have been very busy making projects to inspire you, so please pop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges website and take a look.

Good luck with the Challenge.



  1. What a pretty card, Dionne! It feels springlike, even if it's not outside!

  2. Oh my! This has made me yearn for spring as the vista from the office window is nowhere near as sunny as this! I adore this card - the image is very cute (and mightily well coloured!) and the explosion of 3D flowers really brings this alive! Terrific!

  3. Aw this is lovely, fab flowers and pretty image too! Take care Zo xx

  4. Wow, wow and WOW! This is an amazing card. Coloured as always to perfection but that cascade of cherry blossom is to die for. So stunning. Not helpful when I'm trying to resist placing another WOC order !!!!!

  5. Hi Dionne
    What a gorgeous card! Absolutely loving the colour palette you used, the image is absolutely brilliant and your flower arrangement gorgeous as always.
    Michaela xx

  6. Love the colours the detail on her dress is amazing :)


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