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, 2 August 2013

Feeling Blue


Thank you for dropping by again, I really appreciate the support you have been showing over the past few weeks whilst I have been  posting cards featuring butterflies.  I should like to say a very special thank you to Michaela for all the support and encouragement she has been giving to me.

As you know, my friend Mrs Beez and I have been raising awareness of the charity Amy and Friends, and the work they do to support children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome, by placing their butterfly emblem on our projects.

For some time I have been admiring this style of card on other people's blogs and with the help of Stamping With Jill, I finally worked out how to make one .... or two!

My stamping can be a bit hit and miss, so I have got into the habit of making two impressions, just in case I messed one up.  However, this Stampin' Up Swallowtail butterfly stamp is such a treat to work with, I do not think I have ever ruined an impression, but that it way I keep showing you two very similar cards whenever I make something with this stamp.

Everything I used to make this card, other than the white card, came from Stampin' Up.

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 think these are so stunning and would love to see them in the flesh as I bet that Midnight Muse is gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful job using this technique!

  3. These are amazing Dionne! They look like 2 pieces of art in an art gallery. Absolutely stunning!
    Michaela xx

  4. Second comment - I do love this technique!!


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