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, 3 February 2014

Bingo, It Must Be Love!

Good morning

February already, where do the weeks go?  For the last few weeks it has been very wet in the UK but the past couple of days have been bright sunshine and such a tonic.  However, today the weather has not made up it's mind, I have my fingers crossed for sunshine.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, the Bingo theme has been chosen by our beloved leader and muse, Stephanie-Emma.  You can choose either a line across, down or diagonally or you can go for the Full House from this Bingo Grid.

With my Valentine's Day card I have gone for a bit more than a line but not quite a full house.

This adorable owl digital stamp, called 'Owl Moon', is from Mo's Digital Pencil, I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted the image on some red glitter card.

The red polka dot paper is by Papermania, the butterfly dies are by Memory Box, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.

I made the wired heart by sandwiching some Angelina Fibers between two layers of Fantasy Film and ironing then onto the inked heart shaped stamp using the flat iron I bought for encaustic art. The Wire Art Heart stamp is from Clarity Stamps.

Please take the time to look at the Crafty Boots Challenges website and all of the lovely projects the rest of the Design Team have made.



  1. So, so beautiful. Love it. (I hadn't seen it before now!) The first thing I zoomed in on was the heart so really glad to learn how it was done. And er... excuse me - encaustic art iron??? Did I know about this??? The image is beautifully coloured and reminds me of a set of Woodland Happy Families cards that I had as a child (and still have somewhere as they definitely haven't been decluttered) and Miss Owl, who was my favourite!


  2. PS - That posted before I was ready! Sorry about the long link, but I thought you'd like to know what I was on about!! xx

    1. Ah, Miss Owl is so cute .. and fancy you finding her on-line.

  3. Lovely image of the cute owls! I've never tried Encaustic Art but it looks so much fun! Love how you made that beautiful heart x

  4. Gorgeous! And I love those butterflies, beautiful!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  5. I love owls! This image is perfect for a Valentine's card, but also so many other occasions, I think that's why I can never get enough of owls:) You did a great job with the coloring and your card is so beautifully decorated.

  6. Just adorable the little owls are too cute.

    Hugs diane


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