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, 14 October 2013

Halloween Bite

Good morning fellow bloggers and a very special welcome to anyone who has found there way here from the Crafty Boots Challenges site.

There is a new challenge starting at Crafty Boots Challenges today and, as a special treat, I have been allowed to choose the theme of our challenge for the next two weeks and I chose Halloween.  I would love you to show as your most ghoulish designs, your magical masterpieces and peculiar projects.

There are so many images to choose from but I eventually decided to make a card featuring this Saturated Canary vampire, called 'My Bite is Worse than His Bark'.

I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted it on some mirri card and glitter paper from my stash. I added the ribbons, which are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon people, a couple of pumpkin charms and the spiders.  The fab backing paper is a freebie papers 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 spooky projects.  Good luck.



  1. Cute is probably the wrong word for a Halloween project but you know what I mean! That little dog is so cute. Absolutely love the spiders and charms. Great card. Happy Birthday xxx

  2. Aw love this image, I have the none teeth version! Happy birthday. Take care Zo xx


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