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 13 May 2013

Time to Celebrate

Good morning

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I am almost bursting with excitement today.  A new challenge starts today at Crafty Boots Challenges  and I have been given the privilege of selecting the theme, after a lot of umming and ahhing, I chose 'Celebrations' - birthdays, anniversaries, births, a new home, in fact anything you might celebrate.

A new generation is establishing itself in our family and this week we welcomed the latest addition, the beautiful Erica Rose and I have made a card celebrating her arrival.

 This touching image of mother and child is from Saturated Canary and is called New Baby.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then spayed it with Crafter's Companion's Iridescent Spray and Sparkle.

I then mounted it on lilac glitter card and papers from the Forever Friends paper stack, New Arrivals.  These papers and very pretty and quite delicately coloured, unfortunately such delicate shades do not photograph well.

Finally, I added a number of silver charms that I have been collecting for just this purpose.

The rest of the Design Team have come up with some fabulous designs, please pop along to the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and have a look and don't forget to enter your own projects into the challenge, I am really looking forward to seeing them.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps - Pregnancy or Baby Card
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers


  1. Hurray an welcome to Erica Rose.This is soooo pretty.The way you have coloured the hair is amazing (Promarkers or Copics?!)Love the sparkle and love those charms dotted about - fabulous.xx

  2. WOW, super gorgeous easel card, Dionne. So charming! Loving what you did to the image... such a brilliant effect. Great choice of papers too. Congrats on your new addition to your family. Wishing Erica Rose all the best in life.
    Michaela xx

  3. Gorgeous card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment recently...means a lot!!
    hugs and xxx

  4. Beautiful easel card. What a delightfully sweet card! The colors are so fresh and I love the pop of color on your design. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  5. Beautiful card! Gorgeous image and I love the charms! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  6. Oh that image is brilliant. I'm loving all the glitter you've added.

    Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog



  7. Thanks for sharing this post. The silver charms that are displayed are all excellent and I think I prefer these to my own!


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