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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Friday, 18 July 2014

Poinsettia Basket

Second visit of the day, a very rare thing.

The thunderstorms of last night have done nothing to reduce the heat, this afternoon has been as hot and uncomfortable as yesterday.  However, this has not stopped me from crafting (although it has certainly slowed me down).

Slightly later than intended I should like to share with you another Christmas card in respect of the current Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas in July.

This is one of my vintage rubber stamps which I coloured with Promarkers and sprinkled with glitter.  The designer papers are from Kanban Crafts and Dove Crafts.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I am not sure how many Christmas cards I have made over the past few days but it is nice to think that I shall have a few less to make later in the year.



  1. Hi Dionne! You have coloured your poinsettias so beautifully, this shade of red is really lovely! Your card is perfect for Christmas, also love your delicate bow. Thanks for leaving me such kind words, I do so appreciate them! Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  2. I love the stamps you have been using. This is fabulous and reminds me of the two Bethlehem lights baskets I had last year. Love the glitter - bet it looks really festive in reality. Thoroughly enjoying your Christmas collection although slightly anxious I haven't started mine!!! xx

  3. Oh wow, this is just so beautiful with the vibrant red poinsettias.
    Thanks so much for all the lovely comments on my blog and for taking part in my candy.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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