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, 10 May 2013

Turtles Friend


Whatever happened to all the fabulous weather we had last weekend?  I am feeling distinctly chilly today.

I have been playing with some of the MelJen stamps which are available from the Crafty Boots store, this range of stamps are new to me but the images were just what I wanted for my young nephew's birthday card.

This particular stamp is called Turtles Friend.

I stamped the image on Crafty Boots Delux Crafter's paper and coloured it with Promarkers.  I then added some Glossy Accents to his spots.

I cut my nephew's name and age out with my recently acquired Sizzix Bigz alphabet dies and mounted everything on Stampin' Up papers.  I loved how all of my Stampin' Up papers coordinated.

Don't forget that the current Crafty Boots Challenge is used a stamped character, why not dust off your old stamps and enter one of your designs?

Have a great weekend.



  1. Hi Dionne
    Such a super cool card! Love the turtle and the colour palette you used as well. Those alphabet dies look pretty handy too.
    I have to say it is freezing at the moment compare to what it was couple days ago. We still haven't got a new boiler so it means no heat. I feel like living in the fridge!
    Michaela xx

  2. Aah,this is super cute. Loving those letters and love how you've used that SU paper. Enjoy your weekend xx


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