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 5 October 2015

Golden Butterfly

It is time for the mid challenge reminder at Crafty Boots Challenges - Monday mornings seem to come around faster and faster.  The current challenge is to use silver and/or gold in your project.

It was the birthday of one of my favourite aunts on Saturday, she was 87 years old.  I wanted to make a special card for this special lady.  She rang me this morning to thank me for the card and to say that it was the best card she had ever been sent, that meant so much to me.

I cut the butterfly using a Sizzix texture fades die and gold mirri.  I played around with it for a bit before deciding to cover it with some chunky glitter and gold flakes.  A photograph cannot do justice to the sparkle of this glitter, it really catches the light.  Once it was dry I decorated it with some flat backed gems and couple of baby's breath flowers.

I then layered some silver glitter card and more gold mirri.  I added some lace and lemon polka dot grosgrain ribbon.

There is still plenty of time for you to enter your gold and silver projects into this challenge.

Good luck.



  1. I absolutely love the effect of the chunky glitter (intrigued as what you used), here it is just like encrusted diamonds. The addition of the pearls is perfect. xx

    1. Thank you. I cannot remember the make of the chunky glitter and golf flakes but I do remember that it came from Twinkle Sprinkle. It has amazing disco ball effect and catches the different colours in light.



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