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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Tuesday, 19 August 2014



There is a new challenge at Crafty Boots Chsllenges, for the next two weeks the theme chosen by the very talented Lisette is 'POSTCARDS'.

I use to quite enjoy sitting on the beach writing postcards to family and friends at home but no one seems to send postcards anymore, I guess that is because it is so much easier to keep in touch via our notepads and phones.  But they are not the same as finding a pretty picture postcard in the morning post.

This challenge has given me the opportunity to play with some of the stamps I have recently purchased.

This poppy stamp, which is called Ickle Poppies, came from IndigoBlu.  I stamped it on white card and coloured it with Promarkers.  I then mounted it on some gold mirri and Rich Razzleberry card.  The papers are from a K & Co stack by Tim Coffey and the little gems are from my stash.

I recently spotted these postcard stamps at Little Claire's, there are ten postcard stamps in a set and I bought both the Postcard Greetings set and the Christmas Postcards set. 

I even made a matching envelope using the Tim Coffee papers and another recent addition to my craft room, a We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board - not bad for my first attempt.

The rest of the Design Team have come up with some very different ways of interpreting the 'Postcard' theme, why not pop over to the Craft Boots Challenges website and have a look at their inspirational pieces and enter your own take on the Challenge whilst you are there?



  1. This is just so beautiful with the wonderful deep red and green colour. Very elegant too.
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  2. This is fabulous! What gorgeous coloring and I just love the little post card you created to embellish your card.

  3. Dionne, this is gorgeous!! I love your flower, it must have taken forever to colour! Your envelope is smashing, what a fabulous idea too! The postcard really is such a great touch! hugs :)


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