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, 21 January 2013

Thank You

Good morning my dear blogland friends.

Each year I think how nice it would be to send proper thank you notes to all of my family and friends who have given me Christmas presents, but it is a busy time of year and what I actually send is an email, which I am sure you will agree, is not the same.

Today sees a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, the theme was chosen by the lovely Helen and is entitled 'New'.  I was lucky enough to receive several crafty items for Christmas so I got them all out and chose this really pretty 'Thanks' stamp from Stampin' Up as my new item.

I made 12 cards so, hopefully, I shall have enough cards to send one to everyone who gave me a Christmas present.

The papers and card I used are fairly new, I got them from Stampin' Up just before Christmas.  I coloured the stamp with my Wink of Stella pens so they have a nice twinkle to them.  To finish the cards I added some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

So, a big thank you to all my friends, especially the ones who gave me crafty bits and I promise to get my cards in the post now.

This post also gives me the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support over the past year.  I really do appreciate your visits to my blog and all of the wonderful messages of encouragement you leave me.  Thank you.

The rest of the Design Team have been very busy making inspirational pieces to share with you so please find the time to pop across to Crafty Boots Challenges and take a peak and don't forget to enter your own design, it can be anything new - for instance a new stamp, technique, papers or style, new baby, new home.  Don't forget to us what your new thing is.



  1. Dionne I LOVE these - you should packet them up and sell them. That stamp looks like something I need to get my hands on too!!! Hope you're surviving the snow - it's been coming down thick and fast here and building on what was already there. Keep warm :)x

  2. These are fab, Dee. You've really been busy but they all look gorgeous with that stamp and yummy papers. Take care Zo xx

  3. What a fabulous post! Love the thank you cards (they will be very gratefully received I'm sure!) - you really made me chuckle with the 'death cap' mushroom comment on my blog - wish I'd thought of that!!!

  4. What a lovely set of thank you cards - I should have done similar for my thank yous!! They look fabulous, and so much nicer than just a letter!

  5. These are beautiful, they must have taken you sges to make, but well worth it.

  6. Hi Dionne
    Your Thank You cards are gorgeous! Love the variety of papers you used. Love the stamp and your colouring in as well.
    Michaela xx

  7. Dionne, thisis a gorgeous selection of Thank you cards. The recipients will love them.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Lovely little cards!

    Thanks for stopping by


  9. I still need to use these stamps. Wish my thank you cards had been this nice!!!!!!!!!! xxxxx

    1. also I love how you coloured it all sparkly xxxxxxx


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