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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Friday, 19 April 2013

Queenie and Princess

Good morning

I am very excited today because this is my first project for the Crafty Boots store Design Team.  There are so many wonderfully talented ladies on this team and it is such a trill to join them.

As you can imagine, I wanted something really special for my first DT project but deciding just what to do was so hard, there are just so many stamps available from the Crafty Boots Store.

Between you and me, I actually made several projects before deciding on the stamp for my inaugural piece.   In the end I selected something from one of my favourite artists and chose Queenie and Princess from the Saturated Canary range.

I stamped the image on Crafty Boots Deluxe Crafter's Card and coloured it with Promarkers.  I then layered it on papers from Papermania and Stampin' Up Glimmer Paper.

The flowers and most of the hat pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

As this was my first project, I wanted to make it a little bit special, so I also made a matching candle.

I have never tried to colour the image for a candle before and was not sure whether it was possible to colour tissue with Promarkers, but as you can see, it worked really well.  I can assure you that this will not be my last coloured candle.



  1. Love these so much and that candle is your best yet! Welcome to the team! Xxx

  2. Hi Dionne
    Gorgeous set! Love the card and matching candle with the image you used. Beautiful colour palette and finishing touches as well.
    Michaela xx

  3. That glimmer paper looks stunning with that lovely image and papers.Beautiful flowers too. How brilliant is that candle - totally amazing and so professional looking. You should make and sell those - seriously xx


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