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, 28 May 2012

You are Invited to Dinner

Good morning

What a fabulous weekend we have had, summer has at last arrived.  I hope that, where ever you are, you also had a wonderful weekend.

It's time for a new challenge at Craft Boots Challenges and for the next two weeks the theme is 'Bows'.  This bowtastic challenge was chosen by our fabulous leader Stephanie-Emma, but this challenge is a little more than just bows.  To mark the arrival of the first digital stamps at the Crafty Boots on-line store this is also an 'Anything Goes' challenge and. if you use one of the new and exclusive Crafty Boots digi stamps, you will get additional entries into the prize draw.

If you go to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog you can see the rules for this challenge and read about the fantastic prize draw.

I chose to make a card using Clyde the Penguin from the Daffy;s Digis range- isn't he cute?  Something about Clyde reminded me of a waiter so I decided to use this stamp on an invitation to dinner.

After colouring Clyde with Promarkers I added glitter to his white 'bib and I made a bow tie using some deep red organza ribbon.

I cut out the image and mounted it onto a sheet of acetate.  I also cut out 3 more penguin shapes to stick on the inside and back of the card to hide the sticky on the back of Clyde.  I then printed my dinner party invitation to go inside the card.

I should like to say a huge welcome to four new members of the Crafty Boots Design Team, they are:

These ladies are amazing and I know that you are going to love their work, so make sure you checkout their blogs when you have a moment to spare.  In the meantime, the other members of the design team have been busy coming up with some wonderful creations, why not pop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog and see for yourself.  Don't forget to enter the challenge whilst you are there.

Good luck.



  1. Aww he is so cute , and what a fab idea to use him this way.
    Hugs Emma xx

  2. Hahaha! I love Clyde! he looks fabulous and super smart in his dickie bow! What a clever way to use him!

  3. Hi Dionne
    What a great invitation! Love Clyde, the way you coloured him and of course that little touch with a bow tie.
    Michaela xx

  4. He's fab! You've done a super job with Clyde! Zo xx

  5. oh this is just too cute Dionne, love it!!

  6. I LOVE it! You have done Clyde proud. I love his sparkly tummy and how you have used the images on the acetate card. Really adorable! xx Denise

  7. Dee this is great and a fab invitation idea and I love the acetate I have never made an acetate card before but this is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing Lover Chanelle xxx

  8. He is so cute. love, very clever as an invite. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

  9. Hi Dionne,
    Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
    I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
    How fabulous is Clyde I love it what a grat invite card.You have been making stunning creations whilst I have been away they are all fabulous well done Dionne
    Great work ,
    Hugs Elaine

  10. Great card Dionne, looks great on the acetate.

  11. this is totally cute and adorable!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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