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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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter Egg Cards

Last year Lisette, a very close friend and Crafty Boots Challenges Team mate, showed me how to make egg shaped Easter Cards.

They are very quick and easy to make.

I folded in half a sheet of white card and then I used the largest egg shape from a X Cut nesting set of dies to cut the basic card, leaving a small area uncut to form the hinge of the card.  I then cut the shape out of a sheet from a DCWV glitzy glitter stack.

This gorgeous red bow came from our Christmas crackers - I always save the trimmings from our crackers, but this may be the first time I have actually used them!

This little chick is from a Sizzix die, I felt that their eyes did not really stand out so I gave him some little pearl eyes.

I recently found some really cheap ribbon on Amazon so I treated myself to about 60 meters.  Not that I really needed it, but who can resist a craft bargain.

Oww, I forgot to mention that I had to cut a little bit off the bottom of the card in order to get them to stand up.

Before I go I thought I would mention that the theme of the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Easter'.  Please share your creations with us.



  1. These are fabulous Dionne!! I love the glittery paper and the egg shaped base is brilliant! I think I should invest in that die cut set! hugs :)

    1. Happy Easter Pamellia and thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. They are so easy to make but with your amazing imagination I can't wait to see what your egg cards look like.


  2. Oh my goodness you've taken this to a new level with the glittery card. I love them (somehow I nearly missed this post!!!) I especially love the blue with the red ribbon. xx

    1. Thank you. I had originally planned to use pearlescent card and run it through an embossing folder to give it that chocolate egg look but I only had the choice of wood effect or honeycomb. Then I came up with the glitter card to mimic the silver paper, it was quite distressing to use up that particular stack of card and I really hope I will be able to replace it this week!



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