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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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn is Here

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Believe it or not but there is an element of planning to my Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team cards.  Obviously I get to know about the themes in advance, which gives me the opportunity to think about my projects and to seek out appropriate images to use on any cards I decide to make.  I also give a little bit of thought to the order I am going to publish my projects in.  Originally I had planned to publish this card first, hence the title of this post, but then I changed the order.  I thought about changing the title to 'For a Fungi', but better taste prevailed.

A couple of weeks before this challenge I was discussing the theme with my teamie Lisette (aka Mrs Beez) and I commented that most people seemed to associate leaves with autumn and it would be nice to get away from the leaf motif.  I joked that it would be nice to find a fungus image.  Later that evening I went on the hunt and was delighted when I found this polymer stamp on Ebay, it was exactly what I had in mind.

I coloured the image with polychromos pencils and then mounted it on gold mirri and some pumpkin orange card.  I then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.  I covered my blank card with bronze coloured glitter card before adding the image.  The leaves are actually made of metal, aren't they lovely?

I must apologise for the poor quality of these photographs but the lighting was not good on the day I took them.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.



  1. Such a unique card! I like it! It works for me haha. Love the metal leaves, the glitter background and the mushrooms. This is different from normal autumn cards (what you were going for) and its fabulous!

    1. Thank you, I was pleased with the result, I have had the metal leaves for ages and have been looking for the right card to use them on. Not exactly a birthday card but I will probably send it as a thank you or just saying hi card.


    2. I agree. I dont think someone would want a big fungi birthday card (haha) but it would make a nice "other" card. It might be cruel to send it to someone who has a cold huh? ;)

    3. I did think about printing a sentiment saying 'Happy Birthday to a Real Fungi!'

      Te he.


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