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, 9 July 2014

Christmas Express

Welcome to my blog, I confess that there is little point in writing this if no one reads it, so I do this in the hope that you will drop by.

The theme of the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Christmas in July'.  To get me in the mood when I was making my Design Team pieces I popped Polar Express on the DVD player ... I think that must have been where I got the inspiration for this card.

The image is from A Day for Daisies and is called Choo Choo Train.  I used my Promarkers to colour it and I picked out the flags with some green Martha Stuart glitter.  I mounted it on some green Centura Pearl card and gold glitter card.  The backing paper is from Kanban Crafts.

A few weeks ago I bought a bag of resin 'sweet things' from ebay, this lolly pop and bag of sweets were in the bag.  Aren't they cute?  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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  1. I love what you have done with that image, especially the Christmas colours and the glittery flags. So pleased to see your sweetie embellishments have come out to play too - they are just so cute and even more so on the card.xx

  2. This is just so fun and festive. Love the touches of sweets.
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