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, 17 March 2014

Pearls in My Hair

Good morning, I hope you are well and ready for the new week.  It has been  fabulous weekend here, I hope that the sun also shone on you.

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

For my DT piece I wanted to make something incorporating real feathers but I could not find any for sale until last week and unfortunately they have not arrived in time to use on my card.  Perhaps I will use them on another project later in the week.

However, the late arrival of the feathers has given me the opportunity to use one of my all time favourite stamps.  The image is called Pearls in My Hair and it is from A Day for Daisies.

This image is such a delight to colour, I used copic pens, and I added some small flat backed gems where the pearls are supposed to be.

I mounted the image on red glitter card and some silver card.  The polka dot papers are from Papermania.  The ribbon is from my stash.

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.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers: Nature
Doodle Pantry: Any Digi Goes
One Stitch at a Time: Use a Digi


  1. Once again I took a sneaky peek ahead of your post and I couldn't believe how amazing your colouring is on this. It's always good but this is superb. Love all the embellishments and especially the gems in her hair.

  2. Gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring, too. Thank you for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  3. Oh, my goodness, your colouring is beautiful. The image is gorgeous but I think it would be so much better without the birds. lol Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing the challenge at Doodle Pantry this month.

  5. Adorable card - and beautiful coloring! Thank you so much for joining OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again! ~Anne Lise ~

  6. I adore this image and you coloured it beautifully. What a gorgeous card it's made. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  7. Terrific coloring, Dee. Thanks so much for playing along in our Challenge #42 at Doodle Pantry this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


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