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, 19 January 2015



A new Challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today and the theme was chosen by my good friend and team mate Lisette

Over the last two years or so I have tried to help Lisette, who many of you will know as Mrs Beez, to raise awareness of the work of the charity Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome. This charity uses a butterfly symbolize those whose lives have been cut short by this illness. 

Mrs Beez has chosen the butterfly for this Challenge as she also hopes to continue to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends through her blog. So please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

We are almost 3 weeks into the new year and I thought that it was high time I got my Thank You cards in the post.  I find some of my card ideas on Pinterest and recently there have been several variations on this theme and I thought this would make a lovely thank you card.

I cut some white card to the size I wanted and folded it in two to make a card.  I then cut some navy blue card slightly smaller to the size of my card.

I used one edge of a Spellbinder die to shape the bottom of the navy card.  Next I used one of my Memory Box butterfly dies to cut a butterfly shaped hole in the navy card, however, this would have made a rather plain card, so I returned the punched out butterfly to the hole.  I stamped 'thank you' in white just under the butterfly and wrapped some white ribbon around the navy card before attaching it to the white card.

I repeated this eleven more times to make enough cards.  In a few minutes I shall sit and write my thank you notes and get them into the post.

The very gorgeous Stephanie-Emma was much quicker than me in sending her thank you cards this year, just look at the fabulous postcard I received from her the other day.

The rest of the Crafty Boots Design Team have made some really amazing projects, please pop over and take a look.

Don't forget to enter your own butterfly projects.

Good luck.



  1. Beautiful butterfly card Dionne! It's simple enough to mass produce but elegant enough to not look like it was mass produced! Beautiful card you received too! hugs :)

  2. Thank you Pamellia, I seem to be favouring CAS more and more these days.

    Dionne xx

  3. Only just been able to get to see your card and wow, it's so stylish and elegant, I love it. Which ink did you use to do the thank you as that looks amazing? xx

    1. Oh, thank you Lisette. The ink is Stampin' Up's Whisper White.

  4. What a gorgeous design Dionne.

    Hugs Diane


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