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, 24 September 2012

Another Little Mermaid

Good morning and welcome to day eight of my personal challenge to post a card every day for the duration of the current Crafty Boots Challenges, the theme of which is inspired by Children's Stories.  I want to thank everyone who has left me words of encouragement. There really would be no point in doing this if I thought no one had looked at my blog. Thank you all so very much, your messages mean so much to me.

How was your weekend?  I had a lovely relaxing time.  Just me, a stack of images and my pens, what could be better?  Well, I suppose the weather could have been better, it has turned quite chilly and wet.

So, day eight, I can hardly believe I am still managing to post a card a day.  Actually, I still have lots of images to share with you and in order to do that by the end of this challenge I think I am going to have to get my finger out and start posting two cards a day from now on.

If you have been following my journey you will remember that I made a card last week, featuring the Little Mermaid.  That one was a lovely Sylvia Zet stamp of a a merchild, today she is all grown up!

This Little Mermaid is Pearl by Saturated Canary.

I coloured Pearl with Promarkers and added crystal gems to her hair where the original image had small bubbles - I tried colouring them with clear WoS, then I tried Glossy Accents but neither looked right, so in the end I went with the small crystals.  I then mounted her on silver mirri and green glitter card.  The papers are by DoveCraft.

I hope to be back again later today with another card to share with you.



  1. Ah she's gorgeous and I love the gems in her hair! ZO xx

  2. Oh wow Dionne I love this gorgeous card.
    I'm so sorry I've missed all your gorgeous creations, what a fab challenge you've set yourself .
    Hugs Emma xx

  3. Hi Dionne
    Just GORGEOUS! Such beautiful papers, love your beautifully coloured in image and the way you decorated her hair. Those little embellishments are perfect finishing touches.
    Michaela xx

  4. What a btilliant idea with the gems in the hair. I've put gems in my own hair but never thought of doing it on a card.Love it.


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