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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Monday 18 April 2022

Smile Please

We have been out and about again and found another decorated rock, which I just had to share with you.

It certainly put a smile on our faces.  These decorated rooks seem to be popping up all over the place and they seem to be loved by all.  Not far from us they recently held a 'B line', where people came from far and wide to add their rocks, painted with bugs of all shapes and sizes, to a long, long line.  The stones are left there for anyone to pick up and either keep or to take away to 'hide' somewhere else.

On the reverse of this stone were instructions to post a photograph of our find on the Facebook page for 'Love on the rocks UK (Hiding Rocks ~ Making Smiles)'.

There was also a note that it had been painted by the lovely Maggie on 2 April 2022 - thank you Maggie.  We shall be re-hiding the rock in a day or two


Sunday 17 April 2022

Quick and Simple Easter Cards

Happy Easter everyone.

Easter cards are not commonly sent in the UK but they are becoming more popular.   I only send them to one or two people and, if I am honest, I do not remember to send them every year!  This year I was full of good intentions and I had a design in mind, bought all of the bits I would need and then promptly forgot to make them - worse than that, I completely forgot until too late what I had in mind to make.

At the beginning of the week I panicked and started rampaging through my craft stash to see what I could make. I came up with a very quick and easy design.  Some card blanks, an egg shaped die by X Cut, a sheet of peel-off's, some ribbon and a page from last year's calendar.

I cut the egg shape out of the card blank and placed the ribbon and picture behind it.  Once the were secured I cut another card blank in to two cover the inside of the card.  I added the peel-off images - I have not used peel-off's for years and had forgotten how much fun they can be. Finally, I stamped a Happy Easter sentiment inside the card.

I could not decide exactly where to put the ribbon and tried is all over the place.

My inspiration for making Easter cards is my dear friend Lisette (aka Mrs Beez), who never forgets and is well organised.  Here is the stunning card she sent to me this year, isn't it gorgeous?

I hope you are enjoying the holiday.