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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Monday 23 January 2012

Going for a Song

Hi everyone

I trust you are well and in the mood for crafting.  We have a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges; Inspired by a Song Title.

I am so excited by this challenge, as soon as I found out what our next challenge was I could not help thinking about all of those songs my mother taught me when I was a child.  But which to choose, there were so many, Old MacDonald had a Farm, Ten Green Bottles, How Much is that Doggie in the Window, the list is endless.  My problem was picking one ......... I eventually decided on Nellie the Elephant.

I wanted a circus elephant for my design and found the perfect image at Mels Brushes, after colouring her with my Promarkers, I added a little bling form my stash.  I also found a circus tent on the internet, which I coloured with my trusty Promarkers and made a flag and attached it with a whittled down cocktail stick.  I placed the big top in the background as Nellie made her dash for freedom and headed for the heard, which were calling her from far, far away!

I made the luggage labels by colouring some plain white card with my Promarkers.  The backing paper is from Dovecraft and I printed my images on Crafty Boots fabulous Deluxe Crafters Card.

But there was no me stopping now, I was inspired to make a second card, The Animals Went in Two by Two:

I have had this Noah's Ark stamp in my stash for about fifteen, or maybe even twenty years, and I had great fun colouring it again after all this time.  I made the blue background by colouring some white Deluxe Crafters Card with my Powder Blue Promarker.  The other background paper is by Dovecraft.

And finally, I have a third offering to hopefully inspire you.  Puff the Magic Dragon, a particular favourite from my childhood.

This digital image by Sylvia Zet is so sweet I felt it did not need a lot of dressing up, so I kept this card very simple.  I just added a little cotton wool to represent the autumn mists of Honah Lee.  The backing card was from my stash and almost certainly came from C&C.

I hope this challenge inspires you as much as it has me.  Why not hop across to the Crafty Boots Challenge website and see the incredible designs the other Design Team Members have come up with.



  1. These are great - love how this challenge has thrown a real mixture of songs amongst us DT members! Zo x

  2. Oh you show off! There's me managing one and you do three magnificent cards! Love what you have done to three of my favourite childhood songs - it's made me quite nostalgic!

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    Faye x


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