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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Friday, 6 July 2012

Chilling Out

Good morning.

Today it is Stephanie-Emma's birthday.  Big, big whoop and breakout the bubbly and cake.

I wanted something special for her card and it took me ages to find the image I wanted.  I love the House-Mouse range of stamps and this one seemed to say relax and enjoy your special day.  This stamp is one of the Parasol stamps from the Summer Range.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on silver mirri and sand coloured glitter card.  The backing papers came from the Joanna Sheen House-Mouse CD.

Have a great day Stephanie-Emma, today is your day.



  1. Such a gorgeous card! Love that image. Zo xx

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image....fabulous colouring and layout.xxx

  3. Dionne what a beautiful card those papers are so pretty , what a fab image and your colouring is superb well done Hugs Elaine
    happy Birthday to Stephanie Emma


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