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.


Monday 5 March 2012

Golden Dandelions

Good morning

Can you believe that it is March already?  Spring is on it's way at last, although it is hard to believe that today!

It is time for another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and it is the turn of my favourite embellishment, glitter.  I love a bit of glitter on my cards and at Christmas everything in the house is covered in it, including our food and the cat.

This challenge gives us all a good excuse to get out all our favourite glittery things and use them.  You do not have to restrict yourself to your glitter station because the title of this challenge is All that Glitters...........

I have been experimenting with my gilding flakes for this card.

I stamped these Personal Impressions dandelions stamps onto some dark brown pearlised card using Versamark, I then sprinkled it with Stamp n Bond and melted it with my heat gun.  Next, I covered it with gilding flakes and took off the excess with a brush.

I mounted it on some gold mirri board and placed it onto some dark brown glitter card from Dovecraft.  I added some sparkly organza ribbon and the dragonfly charm.

As you can see from this close up you can get some very fine detail using this method.

This lovely dragonfly charm came from IndigoBlu.

Why not pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenges bog to see the fabulous creations made by the other Design Team members.


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