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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Wednesday 15 October 2014

It's my Birthday!

Actually, that isn't true, it was my birthday yesterday.  I had a wonderful day with hubby, doing just what I wanted to do - he let me loose in our local craft shop.

I had a couple of really lovely surprizes in the post yesterday, cards from two of my fabulous Crafty Boots team mates.  I was so thrilled and they are so gorgeous I wanted to share them with you.

I decided to post them in the order I opened the envelopes in, so no one can read anything into the order I have put them in.

My first surprize was from the lovely, and seriously good with a Copic pen, Zoe.  Just look at her amazing shading in this card.  I wish I could do that.

Next out of the envelope was a card from my very good friend Lisette, most of you will know her as Mrs Beez, along with her trade mark bee stamps.  Take a look at the fabulous layering here and her eye for detail.

The eagle eyed amongst you would have spotted that I swipped these photos from their blogs, shhh, don't tell them.

My birthday surprizes did not stop with these lovely cards, the postman delivered another treat today, two pots of Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste, thank you so much Mrs Beez.  I am such a lucky girl.

I hope you have a good day.



  1. Happy belated birthday Dionne!! Isn't it just lovely when the postman brings you things that aren't bills!! These cards are just wonderful, I hope you had a great day!! big hugs :)

  2. I agree and I think that receiving these cards made my day, I was so surprized.


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