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, 7 August 2013

Lift Off

Good morning

Today is the final day of Mrs Beez's personal challenge to to show support, and raise awareness of, 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 and therefore Mrs Beez has been placing a butterfly on all of for projects for the past month.

I really admire what Lisette - aka Mrs Beez, has been doing to raise awareness of this charity and it meant so much to me when she asked me to be a guest on her blog.  I want to thank her for giving me this fabulous opportunity.

As these are my last butterfly cards for a while I thought it appropriate that they, once again, should feature the outstanding Stampin' Up Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.

I watched a You Tube clip by Brandy's Cards, which showed me how to make this style of card.  As you can see, it has dimension and looks as if it is elegantly peeling away from the page.

Regular visitors will know that I take out my own form of insurance policy when I stamp images and always make two impressions (at least) and, if nothing goes wrong, I end up with two very similar cards.  I managed not to mess things up this time, so I made one card in SU Midnight Muse and the other in Cherry Cobbler.

Please visit Mrs Beez's blog to find out more about the work of Amy and Friends and how Mrs Beez is raising awareness and, whilst you are there, check out her blog candy giveaway, it is the last day today, so hurry.



  1. I can't believe that this is the final day (well for now anyway!). Thank you so much for your support and all the beautiful projects that you have done - they have been superb and today's are no exception! xx

  2. gorgeous cards, beautiful colours and a great image
    Hugs Kate xx


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