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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Monday, 4 August 2014

Floral Delight


A new challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today, the theme for the next two weeks is FLOWERS.

This is one of those themes with so much potential, should I use a floral stamp or make a card to show case some of my wonderful WOC flowers made from mulberry papers.  In the end I decided to make my own flowers using a Martha Stuart hydrangea punch.

This image from Teddy Bo & Co is called 'Love Swing'.  I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted it on silver mirri and pink Centura Pearl card.  The backing paper is from a Polka Doodle CD.  I cut the flowers from a variety of card - silver mirri, glitter card, Centura Pearl to give different colours and textures and I put a jewel brad at the centre of each.

The rest of the Design Team have had some fantastic inspirational projects.  Please pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog to see for yourself and to enter your own projects.

Good luck.



  1. Do you know I don't think I've ever used that punch with glitter card or even mirri. The blossoms look stunning and I love how you've used them to frame that cute image. So pretty.xx

  2. This is so cute. Loving the pretty flower spray.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Oh, I just love your little teddy bears! Your flowers are great, especially the glittery ones! So cute! :)


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