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, 25 November 2013

Storybook Characters


Another exciting challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today and the theme of this new challenge is 'Storybook Characters', it was was chosen by the lovely, and very talented, Sandra.  This is one of my favourite themes as there are so many possibilities.

This little lovely is Princess Peanelope, by Saturated Canary, from the story of the Princess and the Pea.  I coloured her with Promarkers before mounting her on pearlised card.  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, everything else is from my stash.

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

I am off to check my mountain of stamps to find out which other suitable images I have, I am sure there are a lot of them.



  1. Love the princess and the pea image and the colours you have chosen. Fab highlights on the hair and the buttons, bow and charm finish it off perfectly. Beautiful.xx

  2. This is fab, Dee! I nearly chose it too but decided not to. Take care Zo xx


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