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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Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Baubles

The weekend is almost here and the countdown to Christmas has started in ernest.

I have been hard at it, getting my Christmas cards done in time to post.  There was a time I made and sent around 150 cards each year but I have lost touch with people over the years and quite a few people I know have stopped sending them because of the high cost of the postage and have asked me not to send them cards.  These days I make less than 100 cards.

As I have left my card making so late this year I have been making batches of very similar cards for speed.  Here is another batch, this time using three of the Memory Box bauble dies.

First I embossed the white card and then cut and mounted sheets of lemon pearlescent card and silver mirri card.  My plan was to make all of the baubles in either white glitter card or pale blue pearlescent card, unfortunately I quickly ran out of the pale blue card and switched to a few scraps of card I had left over from other projects.

The sentiments were cut using a Tim Holtz set of dies.

I hope you have a great weekend.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Treat

One week to the big day and I am still making my Christmas card!

This little cutie is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called 'First Christmas Girl'.

After colouring the image with Promarkers I added Polar White Flower Soft to the stockin and then mounted it on green glitter card.  The backing papers are by Dovecraft and the sentiment is from Papermania and the poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Under the Tree

Regular visitors to this space cannot fail to have noticed two things:

i) The current Crafty Boots Challenge is Christmas, and

ii) I am way behind with my Christmas cards again this year (actually I think I am even more behind than last year, if that were at all possible).

I, therefore, have another Christmas card to share with you today.

This image is one of my vintage rubber stamps and a particular favourite of mine as I have a massive soft spot for Teddy Bears.

After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted it on blue glitter card.  The backing paper is from my stash, as is the snowflake charm.  The Christmas tree die is a Memory Box one and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.


Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Present

Good morning, I hope you had a good weekend.

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here, with a family get together on Saturday and lunch with friends yesterday.  Sadly this left little time for crafting and really do need to make a few more Christmas cards.

The current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Christmas', rather handy under the circumstances as it has given me the opportunity to make this card.

This sweet little image is from a Day for Daisies, it is called 'A Doll for Me'.  I coloured it with Promarkets and a little bit of paper piecing.  The backing papers are from my stash, come to think of it, so are the glitter card, Christmas charm and little pearl,  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Tags

Another day of playing catch-up, that seems to sum up my life these days!

I have been busy making tags, something I started doing last year when I ran out of tags for my Christmas present.  Tags always seem so expensive to me and it make sense to make my own, if a little time consuming.

I have made two batches so far this year but have run out again and shall have to make some more in a few minutes.

With my Bigz tag die they are so easy to make and look like a decoration in themselves.

The die cuts two tags at the same time, they are a slightly different shape to I cut them in a colour and in white and layer them.

I used a Martha Stuart punch to add a Christmas shape to the top tag.

It's just a matter then to thread them on some baker's twine.  I made the first set in blue and white to match the wrapping paper I was using. 

I made the second set multi coloured - as you can see, the white card is underneath for me to write my message on.

I suppose I had better get my Big Shot out again and make some more.

There is still plenty of time to enter your Christmas projects in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

Have a good weekend.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Santa's Little Helper

As promised on Monday, I am back with another of my Christmas cards today.

The theme of the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Christmas' and here is Santa's Little Helper checking that list twice, have you been naughty or nice this year?

This cute image is called 'Molly' and she is from Saturated Canary.  I coloured her with Promarkers and used Polar White Flower Soft and glitter to bling her up a bit.  I then mounted it on silver mirri and both green and silver glitter card.    The Christmas sentiment is by CraftWork Cards and the dark green organza ribbon came from my stash.

There is still plenty of time to enter your Christmas projects in the Crafty Boots Challenges.


Monday, 8 December 2014

Mouse Tails

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

I am only too aware that Christmas is upon us, I feel as if I have been locked in the lounge with arms full of wrapping paper and a mile of sticky tape, but I think I can see a light at the end of the tunnel ... well until the postman comes again.

I took time out from card making because we were rapidly disappearing under all of the bags and boxes containing our presents for family and friends.  I was even unable to turn the TV over because the remote signal would not bend around the boxes in front of it.  But now it is time to get back to the card making.

A new challenge starts at Crafty Boots Challenges today, the new theme is 'Christmas'.  We should love to see all of your Christmas cards, decorations and handmade gifts.

Before I show you my DT card, I wanted to give a big Crafty Boots welcome to Jess, who is joining the Crafty Boots Design Team today.  I know you are going to love Jess's designs.

Now for my DT card, I actually have a couple of cards to share with you this week, this is the first.  This adorably cute image is called Christmas Mouse and he is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

After colouring the image with Promarkers and Wink of Stella pens, I mounted it on some Dovecraft paper and silver glitter card.  The gorgeous ribbon is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon people and the charm is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Christmas sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.  Opps, I almost forgot, I added a little Polar White Flowersoft to his hat.

Your will be amazed to see all of the fabulous designs from my fellow Team Mates, please make sure you got to the Crafty Boots Challenges blog and see them for yourself.

Don't forget the enter your projects in the Challenge.

Good luck.