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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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Let Them Eat Cake


It's my oldest and dearest friend's birthday today.  It has given me the opportunity to use this lovely House-Mouse stamp.

I used my Flexmarkers and Promarkers to colour the stamp and I added some Glossy Accents to the candle.  I went over the pink frosting with a clear Wink of Stella pen to give it a lovely sparkly effect.  The matching papers and sentiment came from the House-Mouse Inserts CD and the contrast paper from a Docraft DC.

The large butterfly die is a Marianne Creatable and the gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I am entering this card in the following challenges

House-Mouse and Friends - So sweet challenge # HMFMC117


  1. Hi Dee
    Oh, how sweet is this card and I do not mean just that slice of cake. Love that matching paper and sentiment,image ( I just wish they made house mouse digital!). Beautiful flower arrangement too.
    Your friend will love it.
    Michaela xx

  2. This is gorgeous Dionne , love your image and your beautiful embellishments.
    Hugs Emma xx

  3. Awwww...this truly is SO SWEET! Your coloring is lovely and I just love the layout of this card. You've really added wonderful detail. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog and we hope to see you back with us again very soon!


  4. Beautiful layers and those flowers look fabulous with this darling image. You have colored it up beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  5. Wow, that's just a so amazing card. I like the layout, the colouring and all the embellishment very mucht. So beautiful.
    Hugs Claudia

  6. loving the layout great image choice, love the flowers and wow does that butterfly steal the show, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. So Pretty, and I like the beautiful added butterly

  8. Beautiful card!
    Good job with the layout, and details!
    Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

  9. Wonderful coloring on your card and a dandy layout too! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

    Sue K

  10. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck
    Mousey Hugs
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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