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, 29 April 2013

Bows and Roses


Crafty Boots Challenges have launched a new challenge today, Anything Goes - provided it includes a stamped image.

I have used one of the new Saturated Canary rubber stamp range from the Crafty Boots on-line store.  This lovely design is called Gardener Gayle and I could not resist including I whole hedge of roses.

The image is mounted on silver Glimmer Paper from Stampin' Up and the backing paper is from a Papermania stack.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Stampin' Up as is the ribbon.  I am sure you have spotted that the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have been admiring the fabulous projects the rest of the Design Team have made, why not take a peek for yourself and don't forget to enter your own work into the Challenge.

Good luck.



  1. Beautiful, Dionne!! Your roses are spectacular!

  2. Looks fab with all those roses, I've just got this stamp and can't wait to use it, flowers are a must with it I reckon!! Take care Zo xx

  3. Fab card, I love the color scheme

  4. Love your hedge of roses, absolutely beautiful and the bows look fabulous as well.The colour scheme is divine too. xx

  5. Oh my world! WOW, this is a work of art, Dionne. Absolutely adore this card. The image is gorgeous and so is your flower arrangement.
    Michaela xx

  6. This is quite lush and all the flowers go with the image perfectly!! Beautifully done.


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