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!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Christmas in July
I must confess that when I sat down to make this card I was not feeling very festive, the temperatures have been pretty warm for the past few weeks, although it is even hotter in main land Europe, whilst I know that Design Team colleagues in Australia are enjoying their winter. I would love to know where you are and what the weather is like at the moment?
The image is one from my vintage rubber stamp collection, I have managed to find the stamp on the internet, it is a PSX stamp called Poinsettia in Watering Can Mounted Rubber Stamp K-2373 Christmas Flower. I coloured my image with Promarkers and I added some Glossy Accents to the holly leaves to give them more of a waxy finish.
I mounted the image on green glitter card and some silver mirri. The designer paper is from the DoveCraft First Noel paper stack and the flower and berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The holly leaf trim is from my stash.
The lovely ladies in the Crafty Boots Design Team have been very busy making Christmas cards, please drop by and take a look.