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.
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Monday 15 August 2022
Most of the elements for this card came from one of my old Kanban Crafts kits - the organsa ribbon, mirri card and flat backed gems came from my stash.
Saturday 13 August 2022
A few weeks ago I shared a wedding anniversary card with you. We have another family wedding anniversary today and I do not wish to be accused of favouritism, so the card I have to share with you today is not dissimilar.
The papers and sentiment are from a very old Kanban Crafts collection of beautiful papers and card, all embossed with silver or gold and some are printed on mirri card, they are all fabulous and I have been squirreling them away for a long, long time.
I forgot to take a photograph of the slide, so you could see that the front of the card is shorter and the contrasting papers continue on the inside of the card.That's it from me today.
Sunday 7 August 2022
Saturday 6 August 2022
Thursday 4 August 2022
If you have been visiting my blog recently, you cannot fail to have spotted this lovely kit from Honkydory which I have been dipping into for the past week or two. It really is a lovely kit to work with.
The kit contains toppers, matching backing papers and lots of little tags, sentiments and even matching inserts, all I have had to add from my craft stash are mirri card, ribbon, card and glue. However, between laying out this design and cutting the cards and gluing them into place, I managed to loose one of the tags. I have looked all over for it, I went through what is left of the kit, checked to floor, I even went through the bin, but I cannot find the little tag with a chick on it with a cringe inducing pun.
Wednesday 3 August 2022
As you probably know, I have a problem with my printer, therefore I am having to resort to pre-coloured images from the countless old kits I have been saving for a rainy day.
Never a rainy day with this kit from Hunkydory Crafts, all of the images are so cute and I love the matching papers. The mirri card, sentiment and Card Candy are from my stash.
I hope that there is not a cloud on your horizon.
Tuesday 2 August 2022
I hope you are having a great day. I am back with another bitrhday card to share with you from one of the fabulous Honkydory kits.
I am loving this kit, it is so versatile and inspiring. I have kept the layout flat-ish because I need to send it through the post and I do not want to incur additional charges. All of the elements you can see in the card come from the kit, except the mirri and glitter cards and the ribbon.
I hope to see you again tomorrow.
Monday 1 August 2022
August, I wonder what this month will have in store? Perhaps it will be a time to celebrate - or perhaps it will be a time for reflection. Which ever it turns out to be here is a card to start the month with a bang.
This image and backing paper come from an ancient Kanban Crafts kit, which I purchased from QVC way back in the Dawn Bibby days. The papers in the set are some of the most stunning ones I have, very pretty designs printed on a variety of papers - different textures and thicknesses, and all printed with either gold or silver. I got a little carried away with the Glossy Accents and highlighted all of the fizz exploding from the bottle. The glitter card and sentiment came from ebay.
Wishing you a very happy August.