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, 6 January 2014

Thank You Cards

Good Morning

Traditionally today is the Twelth Day of Christmas or, if you prefer, Twelth Night, which means that by the end of today you should take your Christmas decorations down, that is if you have not already done so - although I know that some people believe that the twelth day was actually yesterday but I have never counted it so.  For the last 12 days my good friend Mrs Beez has been sharing her take on the popular Christmas carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.  Her designs have been imaginative and very humorous.

Today also sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and as a little post Christmas treat the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

I decided that as it is almost two weeks since Christmas Day, it was high time I got my thank you cards written, but first I needed to make them.  I think my current favourite stamp is the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp from Stampin' Up and I have used that stamp for my cards.

Apart from the white card and blank cards, which are Craftwork Cards, all of the materials I used are by Stampin' Up.

I used textured white card to give the distressing a more interesting look and I made 2 cards of each colour combination.  The card and ink colours I used are:

Cherry Cobbler
Perfect Plum
Garden Green
Midnight Muse
Raspberry Ripple

I need to make a few more 'Thank You' cards, I was such  lucky girl, so I have better get my ink and stamps back out.

Whilst I am doing that, why don't you pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenges website and take a look at the fabulous creations the rest of the DT have made.

Have a great day.



  1. These are fabulous and so envious you have made your thank you cards (I'm still dithering over what to do!). Love how you've stamped them off the card - really seems like they might fly away at any moment. I'm with you on twelfth night! xx

    1. Thank you, mind you I still need to write in my cards.

      BTW, I have corrected an oversight from the post which I forgot to include when I was writing it earlier.

  2. These are gorgeous thank you cards and butterflies are always cheerful.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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