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.


Sunday 31 July 2022

Pawsome Christmas

I have just managed to slip this post in under the wire to count as Christmas in July.  

This jocular little Scottie dog is from the Hunkydory kit Festive Fun in their Adorable Scorable range.  All of the elements for this card have come from the kit and I have kept the design as flat as possible as I intend to send it through the post.

If you have been taking part in the Christmas in July madness, I hope you had fun.


Saturday 30 July 2022

Up, Up and Away!

It's a busy day, so I am keeping this post short.

I have another card to share with you today using a Hunkydory Craft kit.  Everything you see, other than the silver mirri card, sentiment and Card Candy, come from this adorably sweet kit - sorry I cannot remeber what this kit is called.

Have a good weekend.


Friday 29 July 2022

Have a Mooovelous Day

 It's very nearly to end of July, where do the months go?  Thank you from stopping by today, I love it when I get visitors, especially when you leave a comment to say hi.

My card today was from a rather sweet Hunkydory kit.  This kit is full of whimsical characters and cringeworthy sentiments, so adorable.  Apart from the gold card, pearls and birthday sentiment, everything else came from the kit.

I hope you have a simply mooovelous day.


Thursday 28 July 2022

Estate Vineyards

 I hope you are well?

I find it very hard to find suitable images for masculine cards.  However, these papers from Kanban Crafts hit the spot.  The papers and pre-coloured topper are from a very old set of papers bought years ago from QVC,  all I needed to add were some pearls, to define the corners, and Glossy Accents to give the glass a 'wet' look.

Make the most of the rest of the week.


Wednesday 27 July 2022

Tournée du Chat Noir

Two similar cards today, both with a topper based on the poster Tournée du Chat Noir de Rodolphe Salis by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, I just love this spiky little cat.

I used elements from a very old Kanban Crafts kit to make these cards.  I have a great stash of these kits from QVC, which have just been stacked upstairs gathering dust since I moved on to using digi stamps and Promarkers.  However, with the demise of my old desktop PC, I have dug out some of these old kits and started to give them my own design twists.  The Card Candy, silver mirri and glitter card are from my crafty stash.

Have a good day.


Tuesday 26 July 2022

Flapper Girl

I have three cards for the price of one today.  This image of a very trendy Flapper is from an old kit by Kanban Crafts which I bought from QVC way back in the Dawn Bibby days.  The backing card and sentiments are also from Kanban, the ribbon, pear;s and Glossy Accents are from my stash.

The backing cards are beautifully highlighted with gold foil and I added Glossy Accents to her hair and I placed a few pearls around the design.

Hopefully, I shall be back with more cards tomorrow.


Monday 25 July 2022

Penguin Parade

Christmas card number three, not a bad start to my pile of cards for this Christmas, 3 down just 97 to go.

These cute toppers with matching backing papers come from the Hunkydory kit 'Festive Fun' from their Adorable Scorable range.  I have tried to keep this card as flat as possible because I intend to send it through the post.  The ribbon is the only elements from my crafting stash.

Hopefully, I will manage at least one more Christmas card before July is out.


Sunday 24 July 2022

Say it With Hearts

If you have been paying attention, this card may look a little familiar. On Wednesday I posted a card I made for my husband's birthday. I loved the papers so much, I decided to use them again for another card, this time for a wedding anniversary card.

The papers and sentiment are all from a Kanban Crafts kit I bought many years ago from QVC. The gold gems are from my stash.

I hope you have a special day.


Saturday 23 July 2022

Goosey, Goosey

Yea, I have managed another Christmas card.  I have, once again, taken the elements from the  Hunkydory kit - Festive Fun, from their Adorable Scorable range.  This time I have given the card some dimension by popping out the frames around the pre-coloured image and raising them up with Pinflare Glue Gel.  The 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment and ribbon are from my stash.

Don't go far, more will follow.


Friday 22 July 2022

Christmas in July 2022

Every year I promise myself that I am going to start my Christmas cards early and this year I really did mean it - ask my friend Mrs Beez.  Here we are in July, some of the hottest days on record for the UK, and I decide that this would be a good time to make a start on those Christmas cards.

I have, once again, reached for my Hunkydory kits, this one is Festive Fun from their Adorable Scorable range.  I have kept this card simple, so it can go through the post, all I to added to the elements from the kit was a sentiment from my stash.

Watch out for more Christmas cards.


Thursday 21 July 2022

A Quacking Good Card

At the moment I have a bit of a problem, my printer is attached to an old desktop PC, which has packed up.  I know there has to be a way to connect the printer to my laptop, so I can print my digi images, but I do not know how.  I have tried everything I can think of but they are not 'talking' to one another.  Until I have that eureka moment I am resorting to using up some of the pre-coloured images from kits I have been hoarding for ages. 

This card was made using an old Hunkydory kit.  The sentiment and pearls are from my stash.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Wednesday 20 July 2022

Cheers - It's a Birthday Card

I hope you are well and not adversely affected by the extreme heat we are currently experiencing here in the UK.

I have recently found my way back to my crafty stash to make a few birthday cards. July is very 'birthday heavy' in my family, so I have been busy with card, scissors and double sided tape.

I made this card for my husband using papers from an old Kanban Crafts kit I bought many years ago from QVC. The sentiment, ribbon and flat backed gems are from the same kit whilst the pre-coloured image is from Hunkydory. Although all of the papers in this kit are really lush, I do not know why I have been hoarding them (along with all of the other papers I find it hard to part with) for years. Why do we do that, it got so bad at one point that I would buy one set to use and another to keep!

I shall be back with more cards soon.