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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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Thank You

For the first time ever I am late with posting my Crafty Boots Design Team Project.  I do apologise, this one took a lot longer to make than I anticipated.

The current Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Thank you'.  The theme was chosen by the lovely and very talented Gabrielle as this is to be her final Challenge for Crafty Boots Challenges.  It is also the gorgeous Freya's last Challenge so we are saying thank you to both of them.  Gabrielle and Freya have been important members of the team for a long time and they are going to be missed by us all and I am sad to see them go.

I wanted to make something special for this Challenge as I wanted the ladies to know how much I have appreciated, not just their talent, but also their companionship over the years.

When I started making these pennants I never realised just how long it would take me ..... 3 days!

I cut down some 12 x 12 papers to make my pennants and inked the edges with Photo Finish and Wild Honey.  I then stuck them to some white card to add strength and attached the eyelets.

I printed the letters on card and cut them out and stuck them in place.  Then I raided my craft stash to came up with something different to decorate each letter.

I used some of Wild Orchid Crafts fabulous mulburry paper roses to cover the T.

The H was covered in gold glitter card.

I covered the A with Washi Tape ..... I wish I had thought to do this before I glued the letter to the paper, it would have been so much easier!

The N was covered in 'Autumn' mix Flower Soft.

I had fun with the K and cut inch squares of tissue paper and scrunched them into florettes, which I glued to my letter K.

I used a Martha Stuart punch to make the small butterflies that I attached to the letter Y.

I abandoned the card O for this pennant and instead used two large Petaloo flowers with a very glittery centre.

Finally, I covered the U with an assortment of green coloured buttons.

Please take a look at the fabulous inspirational projects made by the rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges design team.

Good luck with your entry.


1 comment:

  1. WOW - EE! I think you are allowed to be late when you come up with something like this. It's an amazing piece. I can't decide which letter I like best - I think probably the butterflies because it's so special. Love it xx


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