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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Wednesday, 31 July 2013



Wednesday already, where does the time  go?

Today my card is a birthday card for my niece, I now have 4 nieces and they are all wonderful girls.  My card features one of Saturated Canary's wonderful girls, this one is called Sabrina.

I have been posting cards featuring butterflies for the last few weeks to help my friend, Mrs Beez, raise awareness of the charity Amy and Friends, and the work they do to support children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on silver mirri and dark blue card.  I then made bunting from some off cuts,  I strung the pennants on twine and attached it to the card with brads.  The backing paper is from a Papermania stack, it features bunting, birdhouses and butterflies.

Please visit Mrs Beez's blog to find out more about the work of Amy and Friends and how Mrs Beez is trying to raise awareness of this condition.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicited to Stamps and More - Challenge #56 - Anything Goes!!!
Tammy Scrappin Corner Challenge # 73 Theme Use a Digi


  1. I absolutely love her red dress and that bunting is so, so pretty. I just have one question for you - Copics????! xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card for your niece, Dionne! I am loving this one! The image is so beautiful and coloured in beautifully too. Loving the bunting and the backing paper too. No doubt your niece is going to love this one.
    Michaela xx

  3. Yes I follow you and I am leaving a comment on your wonderful card!
    Your creation really is pretty and I love the colors you have used.

  4. Your niece will love this, great colours and such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  5. cute image and love the backing paper and bunting-thanks for joining us at Tammy's scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  6. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use A Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Gorgeous card Dionne. Love this image. Your coloring and choice of DP go very well together.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I would like for you to join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  8. Gorgeous card Dee. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
    Florence x


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