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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!


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Monday, 5 January 2015

Out with the Old and In with the New

Happy New Year!

Did you celebrate the end of the old year and the commencement of a new one?  I like to see in the New Year in style but most of the people I know prefer an early night.  I guess they have worn themselves out celebrating Christmas or perhaps it is our age.

Today sees the start of the first Crafty Boots Challenge of the year.  The topic was chosen by my good friend and team mate Lisette.  Her challenge to all of us is to use something new.  This could be something you got for Christmas or perhaps something you have had for a while but never used before.  It could even be a new technique you have never tried before, it is really up to you.

This was one of those occasions when I kept changing my mind about my project, I was lucky enough to be given some very nice craft related presents for Christmas, but I wanted to save them for another occasion, then I remembered that I had visited our local craft shop just before Christmas and had not had the chance to use all of my purchases.


The new elements I used for this card were this fabulous Gorjuss Girl stamp, the Santoro lace and even the trimmer I used was new.  I have had the papers in my stash for a while but I do not think I have used them before.  The embellishments are old favourites, the Marianne Creatables butterfly die and the Cheery Lynn flourish die I have used many times and the sentiment is from a Craftwork Cards set and I have had my Tim Holtz Idea-ology tickets some time.  

(I went back to the card and added some yellow rose buds to the flourish, the card originally looked like this.)


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 projects.

Good luck.


Dionne

10 comments:

  1. Dionne this is totally, totally stunning. That image is "gorjuss" and you have coloured it superbly. Love the addition of the "trust" - perfect for the scenario. That backing paper is fabulous and are those ribbons next to the lace (or paper) as they look great too!

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    1. Lol, thank you my friend. Hands up, the ribbons are fake, they are from the dp set.

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  2. This is such a fun card Dionne! That stamp is so whimsical and you have chosen the perfect papers to showcase it, full of wonderful colours and patterns! Love the addition of the metallic butterfly and flourish! Gorgeous! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, I have been wondering whether I should have added a few rose buds to the flourish, perhaps I will next time I have all my WOC stuff out,

      xx

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  3. Dionne this is beautiful. Loving the image and scrumptious butterfly.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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    1. Thank you, you are so kind to take the trouble to leave such a sweet comment.

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  4. Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Hi Jacee. Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. I really look forward to following you too.

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  5. Love the colours you've used to colour this image. x

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  6. Thank you, it was a fun one to colour. x

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Dionne