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, 24 June 2013

Anything but Square

Good morning Blogland

I hope that you had a marvelous weekend and are ready for the coming week.

Over at Crafty Boots Challenges there is a new challenge today.  The very talented Faye has set the challenge of 'Anything but Square'.

Emm, anyone who regularly visits my blog will not have failed to notice that I like my square cards so this has been a bit of a challenge for me.  However, for a long time now I have wanted to try my hand at making a rocker card, so this is my first attempt at one.

These fabulous little girls are from Saturated Canary's rubber stamp range which are available from the Crafty Boots on-line store, they are called 'Walkie' and 'Talkie'.  I coloured them with Promarkers and replaced their string with bakers twine.



I cut the largest of my Grand Scalloped Circles from craft card and folded it in two.  I then cut a smaller circle in blue pearlescent card.  I also cut a number of flourishes from the off cuts.

I also decorated the card with some powder blue flat backed gems and as you can see, a number of pink butterflies have crept into this design too!

The rest of the Design Team have excelled themselves.  Pop over to Crafty Boots Challenges and take a look and don't forget to enter your project whilst you are there.

Good luck.



  1. It's fab and I love the twine addition. I do love these characters and have both so I should use them more!! Take care Zo xx

  2. what a great shape!! love it.

  3. Fabulous. Love the shape and the fact that it rocks! Another great colour combination too and those gems and flourishes look great.xx

  4. Such a pretty little scene you have created on this semi-circle design. Love the little butterflies.
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  5. You're too clever this is brilliant!! xxx

  6. Ah such cuties! Brilliant card

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    Happy crafting from Bridie

  7. Fabulous shaped card and design.

    regards Diane

  8. Fab rocker card, Dionne! I haven't tried one of these yet as I don't have a GC or large embossing machine, but I might just have a go at a mini one! Cute SC stamps and pretty colour combo! Lisa x

  9. Fabulous design, I love the cheeky looks on their faces!

    Thank you so much stopping by my blog

    Happy crafting from Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  10. Hi Dionne
    WOW, absolutely stunning shaped card. Adoring this one to the max. Loving the colour palette and the choice of the stamps as well.
    Michaela xx


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