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 26 October 2015

All Hallows' Eve

It is time for a new Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and for the next two weeks there is a choice of theme.  You can chose between either 'Autumn' or 'Halloween'.

Over the past four or five years, Halloween has become extremely popular in my family, it is really with the arrival of the great grandchildren.  Even I have been known to dress up to answer the door when the local children come 'trick or treating'.

I have made Halloween shaker cads for my young niece and nephew using this cute Tiddly Inks image called 'Spooky Pup'.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and, as you can see, I used 'Halloween Shapes' confetti - pumpkins, skulls and spiders, in my shaker card.

The papers are from Bearly Mine, unfortunately they are no longer available.  The spiders came from my local garden centre and the Marianne Design Creatables bow die is a recent birthday present to myself.

The rest of the design team have been hard at work making inspirational pieces, make sure you take a look when you enter your project.

Good luck.



  1. This is fabulous, love that you used spiders in the shaker. The bow is also brilliant. xx

    1. Thank you, it is such a long time since I last made a shaker cad, I hope they like them.



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