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, 7 September 2015


It is time for the mid challenge reminder at Crafty Boots Challenges, where the current challenge is a sketch challenge.

Last week I used the sketch as the basic layout for two twinchie canvasses.  Today I decided to use it for a card.

This glorious chrysanthemum was part of a paper by Tim Coffey, both it and the backing paper are from a K & Co paper stack. I mounted the paper on some gold miri and green card, I then decoupaged the chrysanthemum to the top of the sheet.  Because the chrysanthemum is domed I had to move the sentiment and ribbons over to one side.  Finally, I added a few flat backed pearls to the card.

Don't forget to enter your designs into this Crafty Boots Challenge.

Good luck.



  1. Ooh - great take! Love the pearls in the corner :) xx

    1. Thank you, this design was a long time running around my mind before I decided on the final lay out.

      Have a good trip.

      Dionne xx


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