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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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Day at the Beach

The storm clouds of the weekend have gone and the intense heat is back.  High temperatures in Mediterranean countries and, no doubt, certain areas of countries like the United States and Australia are fine, the air feels good and everyone one is equipped for living at those temperatures,  But in the UK high temperatures tend to mean high humidity, on average it only happens for a few weeks each year and therefore we are ill equipped.  This makes life difficult and everyone complains that they find it impossible to sleep at night!  I believe this is partly why us Brits have a reputation for being obsessed with the weather.

On days like today, the best thing to do is to pack your picnic hamper and a towel and head for the coast.

I think that is exactly what this couple have done.  This happy pair are from Bugaboo Stamps, the image is called 'Peaches Car'.  I coloured them with Promarkers and added Flower Soft for the sand and the little puffs of smoke from the exhaust.  I also added some tiny shells from my stash.

Here is a quick reminder that the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is Summer Holidays, don't forget to enter your projects.


I am entering this card in the following Challenges.

Catch the Bug Challenge - BINGO (Using Circles, Stripes and Red, White or Blue)


  1. What a cute card. Love the elephant in the truck.. lol. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the bug.

  2. Hee, hee this is such fun and how I would love to be in the back of their car heading to the beach instead of spending 12 hours on my feet inside cooking!!!!

  3. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our July Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!

  4. adorable card! love the different textures
    thank you for joining our challenge at Catch The Bug.


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