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 14 April 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle

Hi, I hope you had a great weekend.

It's a new week and a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.  It is my turn to host the challenge and, because there is something of the magpie about me, I am asking you to show us some sparkle on your projects for the next two weeks.  It could be glitter, gems, mirri card, gilding flakes, in fact, anything with a reflective surface.

I do not think any of my cards escape without a little bit of sparkle and today I have a card in a box to share with you.  I really like this style of card, although they take me a lot longer to make, but I think that they are worth it.  I love the dimension and the sense of movement that they have.

I cut all of the hearts from glitter card using a Sissix Bigz die.  I used a combination of light pink, dark pink, red and white glittered cards.

The box panels are covered with even more glittered card and some silver mirri card.  The final touches were some pretty pink ribbon and a heart shaped gem.

I am looking forward to seeing your sparkling projects.  In the meantime, please hop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog to see all of the wonderful projects the rest of the Design Team have made.

Good luck.



  1. WOWWWWW EEEEE! I absolutely love this and you have totally nailed the box card and how! Love the hearts and glitter, fabulous. xx

  2. Oh wow this is a beautiful little 3D project and definitely has the sparkle factor.
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