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.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Thursday, 18 June 2015
I am a lot later than normal this post. The last 24 hours have been 'interesting', I had a new washing machine delivered yesterday morning and thought life would be easier if I paid the extra to have the men disconnect the old machine and connect up the new one. I was just about to make dinner when I heard a gushing of water coming from the next room. Yep, it was the new washing machine, I was just in time to see the hose leave the pipe. By the time I had turned the water off at the mains stopcock under the kitchen sink both rooms were flooded.
Two very good friends came to my rescue and helped clean up the mess and then they took me home with them for the night as I was unable to find a plumber who would come out at that time of night. All's well as ends well though, a plumber has been, the carpets are all dry and I am back home. Thank goodness for such good friends, I am so lucky.
The current Crafty Boots Challenge is Father's Day or Masculine Projects. Today I have a very quick card to share with you.
The ship stamp comes from Stampin Up's 'The Open Sea' stamp set, I stamped the boat on a circle of white paper. I covered a card with some red and blue card before attaching the image of the ship and the sentiment.
Here's hoping for a less eventful day tomorrow.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
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.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
This button card is another of my catch-up posts, you may have seen this card several weeks ago during the Crafty Boots Sketch Challenge.
Monday, 15 June 2015
I am sorry, I know I am so behind with my posting, I am surprized that search parties have not been sent out to check that I am still alive. I have lots of cards to share with you, my problem has been getting on line to post them.
So, a quick catch-up. Over at Crafty Boots Challenges the current theme is Father's Day or, if you prefer, masculine cards and projects. This theme takes me seriously out of my comfort zone, I don't know what it is, but I just cannot do masculine cards.
Sadly I no longer have a father to send a Father's Day card to, however, I do have a lot of male friends and relatives, and I am sure they would all appreciate birthday cards that are a bit more macho .... so here goes!
Monday, 1 June 2015
I was reminded yesterday that 29 years ago a cousin married and the weather was much the same on that day. The weather the day they married may have been a lot better but it must have been a good omen because they are still very happy and recently became grandparents. Congratulations to everyone concerned.
- you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.
- do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.
- you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc. Just as long as the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.