Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. I am married to a very understanding man. Thank goodness he is because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting.
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Monday, 20 October 2014
The current challenge, or should I say challenges, over at Crafty Boots Challenges have been inspired by this time of year, there is a choice of theme, either 'Autumn' or 'Halloween'.
Today I have an Halloween card to share with you.
I coloured a Prima Doll stamp with Promarkers and I made my own witches hat (between you and me, it looks a little better in real life than it has come out in the photo). I wanted to make the card all about the witch so I kept the background very plain and mounted it on some rich brown glitter card and added a sentiment and three tiny pumpkins.
The pumpkins are from real plants, I think they are seed pods of an exotic plant, these were a gift from my good friend Lisette, aka Mrs Beez. They are really amazing but I am afraid I have no idea what they are called.
There is still plenty of time for you to enter your favourite project in the Crafty Boots Challenge.
Friday, 17 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Monday, 13 October 2014
Doesn't time fly? People are already telling me how many weeks there are until Christmas and the days are noticeably shorter. The leaves are falling from the trees and before we know it Halloween will be upon us.
It is also time for a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, this challenge celebrates the time of year with a choice of themes. Your projects can either be inspired by 'Autumn' or 'Halloween'.
I love the changes the trees are going through at the moment with the leaves turning amazing colours and soon the local children will notice all of the seed pods hanging from the Horse Chestnut Trees opposite and they will be doing their best to bring them down so they can play conkers.
It will not surprize you that my Design Team card tries to capture the changing colours of autumn and the falling leaves.
Friday, 10 October 2014
I thought I should share another of my steampunk projects with you today. The current challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Gold' and this altered notebook seemed to be the perfect project.
Regular visitors will know that I recently bought two of the Sizzix layered Bigz dies, the ones with the texture fades embossing folders ... the bee and the dragonfly.
For this project I used the bee die. I started by covering the cover to a small notebook with some thick hammered card which I had painted that with bronze metallic acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I ran it through a honeycomb embossing folder.
Monday, 6 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
But, before I do that, just a quick reminder about the Gold Challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and the DT call they have out at the moment - it would be a great opportunity for someone who has never been part of a Design Team before as well as someone with more experience.
It just so happens that this project contains a lot of gold shades, so it would sit very nicely with the current Crafty Boots Challenge.