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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, 11 January 2016

Scotish Castle

We are halfway through the current Crafty Boots Challenge - where does the time go?  The theme of this challenge is 'Something Old, Something New'.

I have been making good use of this challenge to, not only use some new bits of craft stash, but also things which I bought last year but never had the opportunity to use - like this digital image from Delicious Doodles.


The image is called 'Scottish Castle and Gardens'.  It strongly reminds me of Culzean Castle, which I was lucky enough to visit as a girl.  It is famous for it's Robert Adams architecture and beautiful gardens.  Whist this image is not identical to the castle, there are striking similarities, however, Scotland does have a lot of castles.

I coloured the image with F&C polychromos pencils and mounted it on some glitter card and some green card from my stash.  The backing paper was a freebie from Stampin' up and the boarder is from Studio Calico.  The Craftwork Cards sentiment was also from my stash and I purchased a set of the butterfly buttons just before Christmas.

Don't forget about the Crafty Boots Challenges challenge.


Dionne

4 comments:

  1. Wow Dionne, this is gorgeous!! I can't believe you hand coloured that image, it looks pretty as a postcard! Love the striped ribbon accents and that sweet little butterfly button! hugs :)

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    1. Hi Pamellia

      I feel a real fraud taking credit for making these images look good, they are so easy to colour and so much fun to do.

      Dionne xx

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  2. This looks amazing, the image is like a vintage postcard. I love the effect of the glimmer paper as the first mat. xx

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    1. Th glimmer paper looks good on the card but it is really eye catching in this photo.
      xx

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