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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Chocolate and Pearl

I hope you had a great weekend, perhaps you went out with the family or got that job done that you have been putting off for ages or perhaps you managed to shut yourself away in your craft room for a couple of hours.

I am so lucky, last week I received an invitation to the wedding of a very dear friend.  Their wedding stationery is a lovely chocolate brown design on a pearlised off white card.  I therefore wanted to use these colours for my acceptance card.

I have a large shopping bag, which is full of embellishments that I have collected over the years to decorate the wedding scrapbooks I make.  A quick raid of the bag and, inspired by a design created by my dear friend Stephanie-Emma, this is what I came up with.

I used some chocolate brown Centura Pearl card, which I mounted on gold mirri card.  I added some very pretty lace and some brown organza ribbon with a heart shaped pearl slider.  The finishing touch was a babies breath flower.

The theme of the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Thank You' and there is still time for you to enter your thank you projects.

Good luck.


1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, rich colours - almost good enough to eat. A beautiful card and how lovely to coordinate it with their stationery. xx


Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading your feedback on my work. I hope you will visit again.