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, 21 April 2014

A Box of Flowers


I hope you are enjoying the long weekend.  It has been very mixed weather here, but it great to be with family and everyone has been enjoying their chocolate eggs.

As you probably know, the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Sparkle'.  I have another sparkling box card to share with you today.

I used a combination of floral stamps from both Stampin' Up and Sheena Douglas.  I stamped them on craft card and then I heat emboss them with white embossing powder.  Next, I coloured them with white craft ink using a little paint brush and some water.  After the white ink dried, I used my Stampin' Up pens to colour the flowers, allowing the underlying white ink to blend with the coloured pens and give a streaked effect.  Finally I glittered around the edges and along the veins of the petals

I covered the box panels with some paper from my scraps box.  I attached some of the flowers directly to the box and others I suspended from strips of acetate.  As a finishing touch I added some Stampin' Up frosted embellishments.



  1. Absolutely gorgeous Dee. Just love the bouquet of flowers popping from the lovely box.
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  2. WOW,WOW,WOW!! Absolutely fabulous, the flowers are gorgeous and love the frosted embellies.

    1. The photo does not really do those frosted embellies justice, they are really fab and are from Stampin' Up.


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