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, 19 August 2013

Christmas in August


A new challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today and I am so excited about it because the theme of this challenge is 'Christmas in August', it was was chosen by the lovely, and very talented, Sandra.

So many crafters like to make their Christmas cards at this time of year and this Challenge might just be push you need to get motivated.

After years and years of making my Christmas cards in August it all went horribly wrong last year and I found myself battling against the clock to get them made in time.  I am determined this is not going to happen this year!

Last year I bought this stunning snowflake Bigz die from Stampin' Up but I did not use for my cards at the time.  It makes short work of cutting through glitter card, and everyone knows how much I love a bit of glitter on my Christmas cards.  I am also enjoying using my embossing folders.

It looks equally as good, if not better, on a contrasting sheet of glitter card.

Right, that's three down and another 147 to go.

The rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have been very busy making some inspirational pieces, please pop by and take a look.



  1. LOVE this snowflake and it looks so fab with all that glitter!

  2. I can't decide which of these is my favourite - love all the glitter. Can't wait to start using my snowflakes - perhaps our Christmas cards will be made before December this year?!!!

  3. Your cards look fab, snowflake dies are a blessing aren't they?! I bought my first ones and shall be having a die cutting session soon! Take care Zo xx

  4. I love glitter (at Christmas!) these are gorgeous cards - the snowflake die is lovely!

  5. These are beautiful Dionne, and like you I prefer to make early and avoid a rush...in theory! Jx

  6. Brilliant design, very sparkly

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  7. I'm always amazed by what just a change of color can do to a card! These cards look totally different, even though the design and elements are the same! I love posts like these - very inspirational!

  8. Each and every card is stunning. Love the different color combinations and all the wonderful sparkle!


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