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.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
I have another Halloween card to share with you today, it features another Tiddly Inks image called 'Trick or Treat Wryns'.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on some gold mirri. The backing paper is from Bearly Mine, which is sadly no longer with us. The spiders came from my local garden centre and the bow is a Marianne Design Creatables die.
Don't forget to visit the Crafty Boots blog and enter your work.
Monday, 26 October 2015
Over the past four or five years, Halloween has become extremely popular in my family, it is really with the arrival of the great grandchildren. Even I have been known to dress up to answer the door when the local children come 'trick or treating'.
I have made Halloween shaker cads for my young niece and nephew using this cute Tiddly Inks image called 'Spooky Pup'.
The rest of the design team have been hard at work making inspirational pieces, make sure you take a look when you enter your project.
Friday, 23 October 2015
What better image to get the message out there to wear your pink ribbon with pride than this one from Teddy Bo & Co called 'What a Jolly Bow'. I coloured Jolly with pink Promarkers and mounted him on some pink papers from my stash and some gold mirri. I also added a loop of pink ribbon.
There is still time to enter your pink projects into this Crafty Boots Challenge.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Here is the card I made for another of my nieces and her husband to welcome their beautiful baby daughter, Mary.
This card fits in perfectly with the current Crafty Boots Challenge, which is to use pink in your project.
Monday, 19 October 2015
This Tiddly Inks image reminded me of all those wonderful ladies who dress in pink to do the 'Race for Life' in order to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, I thank you all for caring. The image is called 'Happy Bee Day' and looks a real treat all dressed in pink.
Friday, 16 October 2015
The current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Pink'. Here is quick and simple wedding anniversary card using the Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit die.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
I thought I had scheduled this post for last Friday, but I must have done something wrong because it never happened. I made this card for Crafty Boots 'Silver or Gold' Challenges, which ended last Sunday. Opps!
Monday, 12 October 2015
It is time for a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and for the next two weeks the theme of the challenge is 'Pink'. I am playing host to this Challenge and I wanted to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer can affect men as well as women, according to Cancer Research UK a staggering 1,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. As many of you will know, October is set aside every year, not just in the UK but all around the world, to raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise money for research into this disturbingly common cancer. The colour pink has become synonymous with this event.
Use pink in your project to show support for this event and make sure you check yourself regularly for any changes in your breast tissue.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
I stamped the image onto some linen effect card several, using gold ink. I then cut out the flower following the different layers. I curled the leaves and used some glue gel to layer up my flower. I then embossed some white card and layered it with gold mirri card. Finally I added some red flat backed gems to the centre of the flower.
Monday, 5 October 2015
It was the birthday of one of my favourite aunts on Saturday, she was 87 years old. I wanted to make a special card for this special lady. She rang me this morning to thank me for the card and to say that it was the best card she had ever been sent, that meant so much to me.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
The current Crafty Boots challenge is to use gold and/or silver in your project and I have another gold card to share with you today.