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 8 December 2014

Mouse Tails

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

I am only too aware that Christmas is upon us, I feel as if I have been locked in the lounge with arms full of wrapping paper and a mile of sticky tape, but I think I can see a light at the end of the tunnel ... well until the postman comes again.

I took time out from card making because we were rapidly disappearing under all of the bags and boxes containing our presents for family and friends.  I was even unable to turn the TV over because the remote signal would not bend around the boxes in front of it.  But now it is time to get back to the card making.

A new challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today, the new theme is 'Christmas'.  We should love to see all of your Christmas cards, decorations and handmade gifts.

Before I show you my DT card, I wanted to give a big Crafty Boots welcome to Jess, who is joining the Crafty Boots Design Team today.  I know you are going to love Jess's designs.

Now for my DT card, I actually have a couple of cards to share with you this week, this is the first.  This adorably cute image is called Christmas Mouse and he is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

After colouring the image with Promarkers and Wink of Stella pens, I mounted it on some Dovecraft paper and silver glitter card.  The gorgeous ribbon is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon people and the charm is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Christmas sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.  Opps, I almost forgot, I added a little Polar White Flowersoft to his hat.

Your will be amazed to see all of the fabulous designs from my fellow Team Mates, please make sure you got to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog and see them for yourself.

Don't forget the enter your projects in the Challenge.

Good luck.



  1. Hee hee - you have painted a lovely image of your living room!! Mine is pretty similar except all my half-made cards are all over the floor so you can't really walk from one end to the other! This card is sooo cute and as always I love what I think of as your trademark - the addition of a little festive charm. We will get through this!!!! xx

  2. Thank you. You are my one point of sanity, I know I am not alone in all this madness. Hopefully, I can put all the presents back into their bags today and return them to the dinning room. A quick whip around with the vacuum and then back to the card making.

  3. Oh my gosh Dionne, your mouse is so cute!! I remember when my house looked like that...now I have made a special place in the storage room for all that stuff...no more mess! HA! big hugs :)

    1. It has taken me a week to wrap everything I have bought so far but I still have to pack it into bags ready to send them out with Santa! I have got so slow ........ But it will be nice to sit down with my card making stuff again.

      Have fun.

      Dionne xx

    2. Well, I am officially ready for Christmas. Cards are mailed, shopping is done, nothing left to do but a bit of wrapping and there's tons of time for that! Time for crafting now! Hope you are getting some time in your craft room too my friend! hugs :)

  4. I wish I were that organised, but I seem to be failing miserably this year,

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    1. This is a new addition to my collection, but it is firm favourite already.


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