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, 20 January 2014

Bring Me Sunshine

Good morning, I hope you are well and ready for the new week.

We have a new challenge starting at Crafty Boots Challenges today.  The theme for the next two weeks is 'Sunshine' and it was chosen by the lovely Kerry.

I was initially undecided about my Design Team project for this challenge.  However, my brother-in-law is currently unwell and as soon as I started to think about a get well card for him, I instantly knew how I wanted it to look.

I wanted something bright and cheerful, something that would bring a little colour to his hospital room.  Something with lots of cheerful yellow and, of course, my version of the sun.

My happy little giraffe is from Teddy Bo & Co, he is called "Jolly the G .... Jiraffe".  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copic pens.  My backing papers are from a K & Company stack by Tim Coffey.  My 'sun' is a Memory Box die and the little butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.  Both the flat backed gems and the organza ribbon are from my stash.

The rest of the Design Team have been very busy making projects to inspire you, please take a look at the Crafty Boots Challenges page and good luck.



  1. Mmmm - Copics dusted off - hooray! Love the combination of papers, image and embellies, especially the little butterflies. Your card oozes sunshine that I'm sure will cheer your brother-in-law up - sounds like a real ordeal, hope he's soon on the mend. xxx

  2. What a cutie!

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    Have a great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts


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