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, 14 August 2013

Tattered Lace Stilettos


Over at Crafty Boots Challenges the current challenge is 'Die Cuts', it can be anything you like, as long as it contains at least one die cut.

The first card I made for this Challenge featured the Tattered Lace stiletto die and my second the pretty Memory Box heart shaped die.

As you can see, today's card is a marriage of the two.

I chose two very different embossing folders to create contrast and I used the same colour pearl card as I had used to cut the stilettos shoes, to make the paper lace ribbon using a Martha Stewart punch. Both the corner punch and the butterfly punch I used on this card are also from Martha Stewart.

Finally, I added a few tiny pearls to the butterflies.

Don't forget to pop over to  Crafty Boots Challenges and enter your own project into the Challenge.
Good Luck.



  1. Oh wow, wow, wow! So pretty, love the colours and that punched lace is gorgeous. The pearl centres on the butterflies must have taken forever, but so worth it. xx

  2. It's a fabulous layout, I'm loving the hearts, great for wedding invites

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    Happy Crafting!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts


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