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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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Happy Birthday Card


I knew I needed a card for a male friend for this week and, to be honest with you, I thought I had one.  But, when I checked the only male cards I had were for sportsmen, one of a lad playing football and the other one playing golf, and this friend is not into sport.

I had to get the my card into the post and did not have a lot of time to make a card.  So I set about making a very simple, quick card and this is it, not bad for the amount of time I spent making it!

The papers are by Papermainia and Stampin' Up and the stamped sentiment is also from Stampin' Up (I love this Happy Birthday stamp).  Both the gold mirri and the gold flat backed gems are from my stash.



  1. Those SU papers look fabulous with the gold mirri and I can see why you love that stamp. Another winner - I love it!x

  2. Hi Dionne
    Brilliant male card! Loving the papers mixed with the mirri card and the sentiment is beautiful too.
    Michaela xx

  3. I really like what you do Dionne!


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