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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Tuesday 24 December 2019

My Christmas Swan Song

I am back for the last time with some of the  Christmas cards I have made with Hunkydory toppers with matching papers and inserts. 

This is another of their non-traditional themes, who would have thought of Christmas swans?  But see, they make great Christmas images.

It has been quite a marathon blogging all of my cards and the knitted Elf of the Shelf goodies but this is my last post before Christmas day.  Merry Christmas everyone, peace and good will to you all.  May Santa bring you what you need and may you and your family be healthy, and happy, and loved.

It is time for all of the little elves to go back to the North Pole to help Santa get ready for tonight.  One last visit to see what Daisy the Elf got up to last night.

Daisy is such a kind little elf.  She has left the girls letters from Santa and an early present for each of them.

Oh look, she is all dressed up warm and in her sleigh ready for her long journey home.  You have had a very busy month Daisy, we hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Safe journey home.



  1. I am going to miss your daily posts, the beautiful cards, the stunning elf outfits and all their antics. It's been a real treat to visit your blog throughout December. Thank you for sharing all your hard work xxx

    1. You are most kind, thank you. I have also enjoyed the adventures of Daisy, Rowena and Arlen and shall miss them now that they have returned to the North Pole.

      Still we have Christmas cards in February to look forward to.

      Dionne xxx

  2. Love all the beautiful cards with the swans especially the first one-Daisy looked nice and warm for her journey
    Carol x

    1. Many thanks for sticking with me, I know I have been over doing the posts of late. Aren't these swans just a delight and so unusual for Christmas cards?

      Daisy does look snug - I have already made a start on her winter wardrobe for next year, ha ha.

      Dionne xx


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