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, 20 August 2012
What fabulous weather we are having in the UK at the moment, it seems particularly odd as I have been making Christmas Cards. However, there was a reason why I was sticking faux snow to my cards on the hottest weekend of the year ...... today's new Crafty Boots Challenge, chosen by Amy, is all about birds.
After a couple of disastrous false starts with this Challenge I decided to make a start on my Christmas Cards.
All of the paper elements I used to create this stepper card, including the snowflake backing paper, came from the Polka Doodle CD Magical Winter.
The individual scenes look a little muddled here so I have photographed the 'steps' individually.
After printing the images I coloured them with Promarkers and used Polar White Flower Soft to create the snow effect and the fur trim on the robin's hat The holly berries and ivy came from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The rest of the Design Team have been working really hard for this Challenge so please pop across to Crafty Boots Challenges and leave them some 'sugar'. Isn't that what they say on the other challenge sites? What I mean is please pop across to their blog and leave a nice comment.