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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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Birthday Boy

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are well.

It is very cold here and we have not seen the sun all day.  How is the weather with you?

A quick post today.  Now, before I talk about the card, I really must apologise for the quality of this photograph, the combination of how dark it is today and the very light colour of the backing papers, combined with all of those reflective surfaces, made it very hard to get just right.

This is a Sugar Nellie rubber stamp called 'Sporty' Home Grown Manga.  I coloured him with Promarkers and mounted him on gold mirri card.

The backing papers is from a DoveCraft pack and both the sentiment and the button are from my stash.

Have a good day.



  1. Such a great card. The colors are lovely. I like how simple it looks but the image is so detailed. The boys hair is awesome...excellent coloring!

    1. Thank you, I find male cards quite hard. I think that they do not want flowers and frills, so I keep the card simple and make it all about the colouring.

      I hope it works!

      Dionne xx

    2. I think those cards are hard to make as well. I use too much glitter and flowers. Boys do not want that! You did great on this card!

    3. They all seem to be male birthdays at the moment, I need to get another card made and in the post for next week.

      Have a great weekend.

      D x

  2. Oh what a sweet card Dionne. I love that image, and your little gift embellishment is perfectly placed. It seems as though he is looking right at it!! Wonderful layers, your trademark mirror panels always add that little extra pizzazz! hugs :)

  3. Great image and colouring -love the shine on the hair
    Carol x


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