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, 20 September 2013

Rainbow of Butterflies


Today I am back with another card featuring butterflies to help my friend Mrs Beez raise awareness of the work of the charity Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.  The butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.  Mrs Beez hopes to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends, so please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

I wanted to create a celebration of life, a rainbow made of butterflies, to celebrate the wedding anniversary of some dear friends.

As you can see, I created my rainbow with dozens of small butterflies made with with a Martha Stewart punch.  I mounted it on some Purfect Plum card and added a organza ribbon bow and some hat pins as well as the sentiment.

Mrs Beez has made a lovely butterfly project for today, so please pop over to her blog to see it and to find out more about Amy and Friends.



  1. I absolutely love this and thank you for supporting Amy and Friends. I will tell them all about you tomorrow! xx

  2. Lovely card, what a fabulous idea

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Hugs Bridie@BGPayne Crafts


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