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, 30 September 2013

Sweet Treats

Good morning fellow bloggers

Fanfare please...... today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

The theme of this challenge is 'Sweet Treats' and it was chosen by my dear friend and teammie Lisette.  Your project can feature anything sweet, like cakes, biscuits, cupcakes, lollipops, gingerbread, the list seems almost endless.

I have chosen this rather sizzling image from Saturated Canary called 'Smokin' Hot'.  I think that she has been making the most of those last rays of summer and enjoyig her ice cream.

I coloured her with Promarkers and then mounted the image on some red glimmer paper by Stampin' Up.  The red paper, which I distressed, is from a Tim Coffey stack by K & Co.

The flowers are by Petaloo and I added a sprinkle of punched branches and some faux pearls, as well as an organza bow.

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

I am looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.



  1. Ooh saucy- get you! That colouring is fabulous, the hair looks amazing. Love the flower arrangements too. xx

  2. Love this image, great fun and you have used those flowers so well, love them! Take care Zo xx


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