Welcome


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!


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Hubble Bubble .........

Hi and a spooktacular evening to all.

Have you been out Tick or Treating.  I have bee having a wonderful time with all of the children in their costumes knocking at my door.

Earlier today I carved my pumpkins.  I was pleased with the results but they do not compare very well with some of those truly amazing pumpkins you see on Pintrest.

Happy Frog

The Ghost

Goldfish


I hope you are having a great evening, whatever you are doing.


Dionne

Witchy Waitress

Happy Halloween.

Thank you for dropping by today.

I wanted something special to share with you today, and I think I have found it.  This gorgeous Saturated Canary image is caller 'Witchy Waitress'.


After colouring the image with Promarkers I added some Glossy Accents to the glassware and button.


I then mounted it on silver mirri and some hot pink glittered card.  I then covered the card in more glittered card but this one is a slightly lighted shade of pink.  The sentiment is one of three which came with the image and the ribbon is from my stash.

Happy Trick or Treating tonight.


Dionne

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Witchkeys

Good morning

One of my all time favourite images is 'Witchkeys' by Saturated Canary, last year I made several cards with it, so this time I wanted to try something different.


I thought I would try paper piecing.  The parts of the image which I did not piece, I coloured with Promarkers.  I mounted the finished image on some silver mirri.


The gorgeous purple backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine.  I also added a pumpkin charm and some ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by.


Dionne

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Fast Food Fly By

Hi

I am feeling so much better today after a good nights sleep.

I know that strictly speaking the Crafty Boots Halloween Challenge is over but I made so many samples I could post one a day for the next week, or maybe two!

The card I have to share with you today features another Saturated Canary digital image called 'Fast Food Fly By'.


After colouring the image with Promarkers, I mounted it on silver mirri and some outrageous purple glittered card.  The lacy spider's web backing paper is a freebie from Crafticious.  The ribbon was from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by.


Dionne

Monday, 28 October 2013

Autumn

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.


Dionne

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Sweet Stamping - Wood, Trees or Leaves

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Vampire Pumpkin - Take II

Good morning fellow bloggers.

I know that the weather forecast is for some pretty dreadful weather here but right now I am enjoying some glorious sunshine but I fear it will not last.

I have another Halloween card to share with you today, I used this adorable image last week, but thought it made such a lovely card for a boy, that I had to used it again to send to my nephew.


This little vampire is a Saturated Canary digital stamp called Vampire Pumpkin.  After colouring my little vampire with Promarkers  I mounted it on mirri card and cut a step card using a template.  The fabulous backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine.  I also added some more of those lush baby pumpkins and a plastic spider from my stash.


Dionne

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Small Boo Bees

Hi

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.  The weather forecast here is not good so I plan to spend the weekend at home making more Halloween cards.

But first I have another Breast Cancer Awareness card to share with you.


This is another McMahon Five Design freebie image called BOO Bees, these are the small version of the image I posted last Sunday.

I wanted to make my bee ghosts fly, so after mounting the pre-coloured image onto silver mirri card, I attached each to a strip of acetate.  I covered the card with some pretty pink glittered card.   The sentiment came with the stamp set and the ribbon is from my stash.


Dionne

Friday, 25 October 2013

Witchy Wanda

Good morning

Friday already, the current Crafty Boots Challenges is almost over but I still have a few more Halloween cards to share with you.

My card this morning features a digital stamp from Make it Crafty, a very sexy witch called Witchy Wanda.


After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted it on silver mirri.   The gorgeous backing papers are freebies from Bearly Mine


The flat backed gems and spider are from my stash.

There is still time for you to enter your Halloween projects in this Crafty Boots Challenge.


Dionne

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Halloween Poem - Take II

Good morning

Last week I shared with you a card featuring a  'Frame It' image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and is called Halloween Poem.

I have created another card today using the same image.  However, as I wish to send this card through the post, I have challenged myself to try to keep it as flat as possible to save on postage charges.


I tried to colour the background of the Frame It pale blue but unfortunately, the ink has smudged a little.  I used Promarkers to colour the image and I mounted the finished image on silver mirri and then on blue glittered card.

The ribbon and pumpkin charm were from my stash.


Dionne

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Batty Boo

Good morning

The current theme at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Halloween' and I have another Halloween card featuring a Sylvia Zet digital stamp to share with you today.


This one is called Batty Boo.  After colouring it with Promarkers I mounted the image on gold mirri and some gold glittered card.


The lovely lacy spider's web backing paper is a freebie from Crafticious.  The ribbon was from my stash.

Don't forget to enter you Halloween projects in the  Crafty Boots Challenge.


Dionne


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Witch Hazel

Hi

I have another Halloween card to share with you today, this one features this really sweet Sylvia Zet digital stamp call Hazel.


I used this lovely image several times last year, experimenting with different colour schemes. it really is a lot of fun to colour.  I used my Promarkers and Wink of Stella pens, I also highlighted one or two places with Glossy Accents.

After colouring the image I mounted it on some silver miri.  I then cut my step card using a template.  The pumpkin charm and spider were from my stash and the backing papers was a freebie from Bearly Mine.


Dionne

Monday, 21 October 2013

Fly Girl

Good monring

It is Monday again, where do the weeks go?

The current theme at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Halloween' and I have another Halloween card to share with you today.


This little sweetie is another Saturated Canary image called Fly Girl.  


I coloured the image with Promarkers and then mounted it on silver mirri card and some muslin.  The lush backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine.  The sentiment is from another Saturated Canary digi and the spider is from my stash.

Don't forget to enter you Halloween projects in the  Crafty Boots Challenge.


Dionne

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Big Boo Bee

I hope that you are enjoying a great weekend.  It is a bit wet here but at least it is not freezing cold.

Today I have another Breast Cancer Awareness card to share with you and I have dedicated this card to my friend, Mrs Beez - for rather obvious reasons.


This is another McMahon Five Design freebie image called BOO Bees.  I just love those eyes!

I mounted the pre-coloured image onto some silver mirri card and then on some shocking pink glitttered card.  Finally, I added some flat backed gems to the antenna and some pink ribbon from my stash.

Inside the card I added the sentiment 'BEE sure to check those BOO BEES'.


Dionne

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness

The other day I mentioned that I had planned to post a number of cards to coincide with Lisette's challenge - 'Sweet Treats', but that unfortunately I had missed the proverbial boat.

This was another of those cards.

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I could not resist the freebees currently on offer from McMahon Five Designs.


I thought that these little cup cakes would be perfect for the 'Sweet Treat' challenge and, at the same time, I could do my bit to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Th toppers are pre-coloured, so the cards are very quick to make.  I mounted the topper on silver mirri and added a doily to my pink pearlised background card.  Finally I added a pink bow.

I am off to make some more of these cards like this to send to friends and family.


Dionne

Friday, 18 October 2013

Halloween Strangers



Hi

I really am enjoying the current Craft Boots Challenge, so many lovely Halloween images to choose from.

My card today features a 'Frame It' image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps featuring Stella called 'Halloween Strangers'.


After colouring it with Promarkers I mounted it on silver mirri and some shocking pink glitter card.  The plastic spider is out of my Halloween decorations box.

Don't forget to pop over to Crafty Boots Challenges and enter your Halloween projects.  I'm looking forward  to seeing all of your most ghoulish designs, your magical masterpieces and peculiar projects!


Dionne

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Vampire Pumpkin

Hi

There really are a lot of Halloween related stamps available these days and I just cannot resist them, I have another one to share with you today.


This little vampire is another Saturated Canary digital stamp called Vampire Pumpkin.

After colouring my little vampire with Promarkers  I mounted it on mirri card and black glitter card and the embossed a sheet of white card for the background.  The black glittery ribbon is from my stash and I used some more of those fabulous baby pumpkins.

The current Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is Halloween, so why not pop over to the website and enter your Halloween projects.  I'm looking forward  to seeing all of your most ghoulish designs, your magical masterpieces and peculiar projects!


Dionne

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Toffee Apple Time

A couple of weeks ago it was my friend Lisette's turn to pick the theme of the Crafty Boots Challenge, which was Sweet Treats.  I had planned to make several cards to post during the challenge but what with one thing and another it never happened, sorry Lisette.

This is one of the cards I had planned to make.


I came across the template for this toffee apple on Pintrest, which led me to Lynn Pratt's blog


After colouring the apple and the toffee part with Promarkets and sticking them together, I covered it all with Glossy Accents and put it aside to dry.  Once it was past the tacky stage I attached the lolly pop stick.

I do have a Halloween connection with this project, I intend to send it to my small nephew to invite him to help me carve pumpkins next week.  Must catch the post.


Dionne

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween Poem


Hi

The current Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is Halloween and I'm back today with another one of my Halloween card to share with you.


This 'Frame It' image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and is called Halloween Poem.

After colouring it with Promarkers I mounted it on silver mirri and black glitter card.  The glitter ribbon is from my stash.  The adorable mini pumpkins came from a fabulous bag of goodies given to me for my birthday by my dear friend Lisette , I think they are amazing.

Don't forget to pop over to Crafty Boots Challenges and enter your Halloween projects.  I'm looking forward  to seeing all of your most ghoulish designs, your magical masterpieces and peculiar projects!


Dionne

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.


Dionne

Friday, 11 October 2013

Butterflies and Buttons

Hi

Today I am back with another project featuring butterflies to help my friend Mrs Beez raise awareness of the work of the charity Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.  The butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.  Mrs Beez hopes to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends through her blog.  So please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

I have something a little different to share with you today, that is, something a little different for me.


I started with a large MDF 'D'.  I first gave it a coat of Gesso, followed by a coat of white acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry I covered the surface with white buttons, as you can see.  Finally, I added some small Petaloo flowers and a Marianne Design swallowtail butterfly.




Dionne

Friday, 4 October 2013

Butterfly Fairy

Hi

I still cannot resist putting butterflies on the odd card.  I really like this image from A Day for Daisies, called Butterfly Fairy and oh look, there is a butterfly.


This is a simple easel card.  The daisy paper is from a Forever Friends stack.


The lace butterfly die is a Cheery Lynn design, which I backed with black glitter card.


I layered the image with silver mirri and blue pearl card and I added 3 flat backed gems from my stash.

As I coloured the image with Promarkers I noticed how striking the fairy was with white hair, so I left it uncoloured and shaded the background to make it pop.

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne