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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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Please check back as I shall be adding more projects soon.


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Sunday, 2 August 2015

On a Winter's Day

I have my final Christmas card (for now) to share with you, which features one of the Delicious Doodles winter scenes, this one is called 'On a Winter's Day'.


As with the previous two cards, I have used my F&C polychromos pencils to colour the image, just to add a little colour here and there.  These images are so lovely, you could easily leave them black and white.


As with the other two cards, I added some twinkle to some of the snow with a clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen and, once again, of the papers used on this card are Papermania's First Noel pack.

There will be a brand new Crafty Boots Challenge starting tomorrow, don't forget to stop by tomorrow to find out more.

Dionne

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Highland Cottage

I do have Christmas card to share with you today and it features another image from Delicious Doodles, this one is called 'A Crofter's Winter'.


As with the card I shared with you yesterday, I have used my F&C polychromos pencils to colour the image.


I and not sure you can see it, but I have added twinkle to some of the snow with a clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen.  Once again of the papers used on this card are Papermania's First Noel pack.

As I said yesterday, I have made three similar Christmas cards using these papers and Delicious Doodles images, come back tomorrow and I will share the final one of them with you.


Dionne

Friday, 31 July 2015

The Gordon Arms Hotel

The weekend is almost here, this week seems to have flown by, but this is probably because I have been out most days and crafting time has been a little scarce.  :(

However, I do have another Christmas card to share with you today.  As you no doubt know, the current challenge at Crafty Boot Challenges is 'Christmas in July' and I have stumbled across some wonderful wintry scenes which are just perfect for Christmas cards.


This image is from Delicious Doodles and it is called 'Snowy Stop-Over'.  I have used my F&C polychromos pencils to colour the image - these Delicious Doodles images seem to be made for pencils and I have had so much fun colouring them.


I added some twinkle to all of the snow with a clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen.  All of the papers used on this card are Papermania's First Noel pack.

I have actually made three similar Christmas cards using these papers and Delicious Doodles images, come back tomorrow and I will share another one of them with you.


Dionne

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Christmas Lights

The current Crafty Boots Challenge theme is 'Christmas in July', when the challenge started we were experiencing a mini heat wave but this week it is much easier to believe that Christmas is on its way.

After an awful lot of soul searching, I recently treated myself to a set of Faber and Castell polychromos pencils.  They were horribly expensive but I have tried other pencils over the years and none of them have ever given me the results I was looking for however I am delighted with my new pencils.

The last couple of weeks I have been experimenting with my pencils and I think I am ready to start sharing the results with you.


This adorable image is from A Day for Daisies and is called 'Christmas Light Fairy'.  I coloured her with my new pencils and then added Glossy Accents to the bulbs, to make them appear like glass, and clear Wink of Stella brush to the fairy's wings and dress, so she twinkles.

The papers I have used for this card are all from a Dovecraft's Back to Basics Christmas pack.

Don't forget to enter your Christmas cards into this Challenge and good luck.


Dionne

Friday, 24 July 2015

Wishing Laughter, Joy and Love

Another week almost over and only another week left of this month, where does the time go?

I want to say a big thank you to all of my regular visitors for all of your support and encouragement, you have no idea how much I cherish your visits and treasure each and every comment you leave.  As you know I have recently been experimenting with a different style of card, one which uses punches and dies and not stamped images, I have also been trying out created backgrounds instead of using pre-printed papers.


For this card I have used the sheet of paper I patterned with some red Ecoline ink following a process I saw on one of Pamellia Johnson's amazing YouTube video's.  I really regret not taking a photograph of the paper before I cut it up.  I used a Martha Stuart punch to create the 3D hearts and Memory Box's Sylvan Corner die.

I used some blue ink to dust around the edges of some white textured card.  I also used a black pen to mirror the corner in the bottom corner.  The sentiment is from my Kanban Crafts stash.

I hope that you have a great weekend.


Dionne

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Hunting we Shall Go


I had a fabulous day out at the seaside yesterday, I went to visit a very dear friend who lives by the sea.  We had a really lovely day and I was reluctant to come home when it was time to leave.

Oh well, back to reality and more catch up posts, this is another of the cards I made for the recent Crafty Boots Black and White Challenge.


The image I used for this cards was a recent freebie from Gecko Galz, which I obtained from the blog of my good friend and fellow team mate, Mrs Beez.  As you can see, I mounted the image on some black and white card and added some black ribbon to the bottom of the card.  If you look carefully you will see that I added glitter to the white card, either side of the ribbon, using double sided tape.

I hope you have a great day.


Dionne

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bauble and Bow

The sun is shinning brightly and I am off to the seaside for the day, so obviously the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Christmas in July'.



(My apologies for the rather 'iffy' photo, I made this card during the evening and took the photograph as soon as I finished it, I am afraid it came out a little on the dark side.)

This started out as a quick and simple card.  The lovely sentiment image is from Bugaboo Stamps, it is called Winter Circle Sentiment.  I coloured it with my Promarkers and added glitter to highlight the stars, snowflake and frost.  But that did not seem to be enough sparkle for me, so I then sprayed it with Iridescent 'Spray 'n Sparkle.  It is now lovely and festive but you cannot really make out the original glitter highlights!



The gorgeous backing paper is from DoveCraft First Noel paper stack.  The big ruby coloured bow is actually from the Christmas crackers we had last Christmas - my family and friends are use to me going through the Christmas rubbish for bits to recycle.


Dionne