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, 28 October 2013


Good morning.

Phew, what a night.  We had a very wet and VERY windy night last night, but hopefully, the worse of this bad weather is now passed - I did not get a lot of sleep and am feeling like a zombie this morning.  I think it is safe to say that the summer is defiantly over.

A new challenge starts on Crafty Boots Challenges today, chosen by the very talented Zoe, the theme is Autumn, you can take as your theme anything to do with autumn, the colours, or objects such as pumpkins or bonfires.

I have chosen the falling leaves as depicted in this lovely Sylvia Zet digital image, this stamp is actually called Autumn Happiness.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Wink of Stella pens.  I then mounted it on some silver mirri and some lush green glittered card.

I used a a couple of X Cut punches to make my autumn leaves and another Martha Stuart punch to make the green fronds.  I added some red flat backed gems from my stash.  The fabulous backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine.

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.


I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Sweet Stamping - Wood, Trees or Leaves


  1. Adorable little dragon image, stunning background (green glitter and that backing paper look amazing) and the little leaves are perfect.xx

  2. I'm loving the green sparkle & dragon, fab leaves too. It was so windy here too. Lots of trees down in our area and so many leaves and branches on the roads. Ah well house survived!! Take care Zo xx

  3. Dee, this is gorgeous, your cards are always so beautifully matted and layered, and this is no exception. Love the leaves.

  4. Gorgeous card and just right for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Good Luck. Debbiex


  5. Fab fun card and beautifully coloured. I love the autumnal colours and the leaves, just perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  6. Great card! Your dragon is just too cute. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and good luck!


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