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, 26 April 2013

Ice Cream and Pickles


Today I want to share another card that I have made with one of the Saturated Canary rubber stamps from the Crafty Boots store.  I know that I am part of their Design Team and you would expect me to say this but I genuinely love working with these stamps, they are just so easy to colour.

I recently went to my very first Baby Shower and needed a suitable card, I am sure you will agree that this image was just perfect.  I have combined it with the 'Rain or Shine' stamp set from Stampin' Up and a lot of glimmer paper.

I coloured the Ice Cream and Pickles rubber stamp with Promarkers and, as we know it is a girl, I also coloured some of my Stampin' Up silver Glimmer Paper with a pink Promarker - doesn't it look fab?

I stamped the umbrellas from the Rain or Shine stamp set with various coloured inks and then cut them out, I curved the umbrellas and affixed them with Pinflair Glue Gel so they were supported.  Once the glue gel was dry I coated them with Glossy Accents.  The Baby Shower stamp is also from the Rain or Shine stamp set.

Have a great weekend.



  1. Absolute genius - love it. Especially love what you have done with the brollies, but that colouring is superb and all the glitter tops it off perfectly. FAB-U-LOUS!

  2. Hi Dionne
    Gorgeous baby shower card! Love the image....just perfect for the occasion. I think I am in love with that glimmer paper and the way you coloured it brings it to another level for me. Love the umbrellas too.
    Michaela xx

  3. Just adorable, Dionne! So much sparkle and happiness, and just a wonderful shower gift for the mom to be. I especially love your many layers of sparkliness - so pretty! I had never considered doing anything like that. Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, de

  4. This is really yummy with delicious colors. I am now subscribing to your blog and have become a follower. Oh what fun!!

  5. Wow, what lot of sparkle! Fab card

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog

    Crafty Hugs



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