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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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Swallowtail Butterflies

Hi, it's the weekend.

Regular visitors to this place will know that my friend and DT team mate Lisette, aka Mrs Beez, has decided that for a month all of her projects will feature a butterfly.  This is to show support for the charity Amy and Friends and the work they do to support children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.  Amy and Friends adopted the butterfly to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this terrible illness.  I was so thrilled when Lisette asked me to be a guest on her blog during this time and I instantly started crafting cards with butterflies on them.

I am back today to share four very similar cards with you, they all feature the gorgeous Stampin' Up Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.

I used Cherry Cobbler to stamp the swallowstail and mounted it on the colour toned card and a similar coloured patterned paper from my stash.  The sentiments are from Craftwork Cards.

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.



  1. I love the Cherry Cobbler colour combination that you have used and how your cards really showcase this amazing stamp. Especially love that smidge of gold mirri xx

  2. Hi Dionne
    This butterfly stamp is really something! Makes such a brilliant focal point! Love the backing papers you used as well... they go so well with the stamp!
    Michaela xx

  3. Beautiful! I must use this stamp more! :) xxx


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