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, 1 April 2013

April Diamonds

Good morning everyone and happy April Fools Day.

In celebration of the new month the lovely Amy has chosen the theme of 'Diamonds' for the current Crafty Boots Challenge because, as you probably know, as well as being a girls best friend, diamonds are the birthstone for April.

I could not decide whether to use the shape of a diamond for my card or the stone.  In the end I went with a little of both.

As you can see, my diamond shape is more of a square set at an angle and my diamonds are actually clear flat backed gems.

I am not sure whether this photograph really shows the concertina shape of this card.  (I am beginning to think that I need to sign up for a photographic course!)

This sweet little image is New Heights from the Gorguss Girls range of stamps, which I bought from the Crafty Boots on-line shop.  After colouring it with Promarkers and Wink of Stella pens I distressed it, just a little, with Vintage Photo ink.

I then embossed some of my Crafty Boots Delux Crafters Paper with an Embossalicious folder and used some flat backed gems, glitter card and silver mirri from my stash.  Finally I added a bow and three hat pins.

As ever, the rest of the design team have been beavering away creating some inspirational projects, please take a few minutes to have a look.  Hopefully they will inspire you to enter your own 'Diamond' themed project.

Good luck.



  1. This is absolutely stunning and I can't decide which bit of it I like the best as it is all beautiful - glitter card, mirri, gems, the design of the card, that cute image (love how you've done the hair) All of it is a knockout! xx

  2. Fab card, Dionne, love the diamond shape to the card and your concertina is so clever.

  3. Love this card! Beautiful card and the diamond of diamonds looks fab! Xxx

  4. Great card, love the shape and the bling of course!! Take care Zo xx

  5. Hi Dionne
    I did not have a clue that diamond is a birthstone for April... that's good to know. Love the shape of your card, the focal point with the image and your embossing looks fantastic too.
    Michaela xx


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