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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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Little Nut Tree

I have got a little behind with my blogging this week, hence me being here on a Saturday.

The card I wanted to share with you today is one of my DT cards for the current 'Ribbon or Lace' Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

This is another of my recent acquisitions from Delicious Doodles, this one is called 'Little Nut Tree'.   I assume this was inspired by the English nursery rhyme of the same name:

I had a little nut tree,
Nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg
And a golden pear;

The King of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me,
And all for the sake
Of my little nut tree.

Her dress was made of crimson,
Jet black was her hair,
She asked me for my nutmeg
And my golden pear.

I said, "So fair a princess
Never did I see,
I'll give you all the fruit
From my little nut tree.

After colouring the image with F&C polychromos pencils, I mounted it on some Real Red and white card.  I then embossed some more of the Real Red card and used it to cover the front of an A5 card.  The gorgeous twinkly red ribbon is from the lovely people at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.



  1. Awwwww! This superb. That used to be one of my favourite rhymes when I was little and I still remember it word for word. The colouring is divine and I love the image against that rich red. xx

    1. Thank you. I grew up with a slightly different version of the rhyme ......

      I had a little nut tree and nothing would it bear,
      But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear.
      The king of Spain's daughter came to visit me,
      And all for the sake of my little nut tree.

      I danced over the water, I danced over the sea
      But all the birds of the air couldn't catch me.
      I had a little nut tree and nothing would it bear,
      But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear.

      Dionne xx


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