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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

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Bobbing Along


I hope you are well today.  We have been having some work done on the house and today is the first day I have not had to get up early to let the workmen in, so instead I had to get up early to wait for a new washing machine to be delivered.

I should like to share with you today another of the masculine cards I have been making for the current Crafty Boots Challenge.


Once again this card features Stampin Up's 'The Open Sea' stamp set, you are going to see quite a lot of this set this week. I started by creating my own backing paper by using my Pool Party ink pad to make a wash, I added a few splatters here and there. Once it was dry I took two of the stamps from the set and, using Night of Navy, I stamped a random pattern. I cut the blue 'wave' from some Night of Navy cardstock.  Next I stamped the boat on a circle of white paper and distressed the edges a little before of setting it onto a second circle, this time made of silver mirri.  Finally I added a pre-made sentiment from Kanban Crafts and a few flat backed gems.

Have a great day.


Dionne

4 comments:

  1. Fabulous Dee!! Love the fancy shape of the base and the layering makes a wonderful border. Great theme for a masculine card and that boat image is so perfect! :)

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    1. Thank for you kind words. I was trying to creat a wave effect at the bottom of the card - I'm not sure I pulled it off.

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  2. Great design Dee, a fabulous 'man' card
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thank you Jacee for you support and encouragement.

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