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 1 January 2023

Cars and Sparkle

Happy New Year to all.  I hope that 2023 has started well for you.

I have a little birthday card to share with you today - well, I say little but it is actually on one of those 8 x 8 Craftwork Cards blanks.  This image and backing paper come from a couple of ancient Kanban Crafts kit, which I purchased from QVC a very long time ago, when Dawn Bibby was presenting.

As you can see, I cut the backing paper to fit the shape of the card blank.  Using 3D foam pads I added layers of the 'pringle' look card and topped this with the image of a car.  I just added the small cars and steering wheels to finish it off.

I do not usually put two birthday cards in the same post but I did not think this next card deserved a post of it's own as I did so little to it.

I purchased this card from a shop, along with several other cards of a similar size.  When I got them home I decided to give them a make-over.  However, this card was slightly larger than the others and once I mounted several times it on alternating old gold mirri card and Stampin' Ups Night of Navy card there was not really any room left to do anything with!

I hope you have a great day.