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 9 January 2012

New Beginnings

Hi and a very happy 2012 to everyone who has found there way here via the Crafty Boots Challenges site.

The latest challenge is 'New Beginnings', a perfect theme for this time of year when we are all thinking about the new year.  However, this challenge is not limited to the new year, it could also apply to weddings, engagements, births and new home.  So get your thinking caps on to see what you can come up with.

I decided to design a birth announcement card.  The image and background paper came from my favourite Forever Friends CD.  I cut the image out with my Nesties and added a sentiment, some ribbon and a few flat backed gems to finish it off.

Just in case it is a girl, I did another card.

Don't forget to pop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges site to check out the fabulous creations made by the rest of the very talented Design Team.



  1. Such a cutie card!! I love forever friends images!!! X

  2. I love how you hedged your bets and did one of each! Brilliant idea! Love how you have used the same image and yet they both look different - very clever x

  3. Both so beautiful just love the image! Chanelle xxx

  4. What cute cards! I too am a Forever Friends fan and I love how you have put the cards together. Always best to be prepared for both genders as well..lol. Take care xx Denise

  5. These are so pretty and the images are just adorable
    Lindsay xx

  6. These birth annoucements are quite simple yet so affective... Lovely work once again
    Kaite xx


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