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 31 August 2015

Sketch II Design

Earlier this you Crafty Boots Challenges set it's first ever sketch challenge.  The Design Team had so much fun we decided to have another one.  Here is the sketch for the current challenge.

There are one or two additional rules for this challenge:
  • you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.  
  • do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.  
  • you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc.  Just as long as the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.
I have taken a little artistic licence and came up with a couple of twinchie canvasses, here is the first:

I painted the canvass with blue acrylic paint and stamped it with a Tim Holtze script stamp.  My original idea was to paint a large white daisy with a large yellow centre, but my nerve went and I went on the hunt and found this gorgeous Peteloo flower in my stash.  The bee is also from my stash. 

If you are wondering about the quote, it is Rupert Brooke "The Old Vicarage, Granchester".

............ Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?

Don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Boots Challenge and see the other projects based on this sketch.



  1. I absolutely love, love, love this! Such a clever interpretation of that tricky sketch. I hadn't realised it was twinchie size - incredible! xx

    1. Psst, don't tell anyone but I took a little artistic license over the description of twinchie, it is actually a little over 2 inches because it is metric, but I did not think there was a phrase for 'roughly a two and a half inchie'!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, as you know I always get a little anxious when I step outside my comfort zone and it is wonderful to get such fab encouragement.



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