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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Thursday, 12 June 2014

World Cup 2014


Amid all of the hype, and after what seems like an endless lead-up, the Football World Cup starts today with a match between the host nation Brazil and Croatia.

Over at Crafty Boots Challenges, we are celebrating the coming summer of sport, and in particular the World Cup, with a sporting challenge.

In celebration of the first match in the tournament I have a football themed card to share with you today.

I have always felt that masculine cards do not lend themselves to very 'frilly' decorations, so I tend to keep them CAS - in this case letting the backing paper do most of the work.  The image is a Sugar Nellie Home Grown Manga stamp called 'Sporty' and the backing papers comes from a Messy Rabbit CD.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then mounted it on silver card and some blue Centura Pearl card.

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1 comment:

  1. This is so cute yet perfect for a boy at the same time The image reminds me of my nephew Freddie (except for his hair which is red!!). Love the backing paper and those fabulous stripes too. xx


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