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, 2 May 2016

Butterfly Baby

It is a Bank Holiday today in the UK, so most of us are enjoying a long weekend.  The English, with our ironic sense of humour, joke about the weather always being disappointing for Bank Holiday weekends.  I wonder how today will turn out, the forecast is for rain, now there is a surprize!

We are at the midway point in the current Crafty Boots Monochrome Challenge and I am still enjoying myself experimenting with single colour cards.  Now, before you point out that I have not coloured the skin of this little  fairy with purple, the Crafty Boots rules do allow for flesh to be flesh tone (although I note this does not apply to hair!)

I coloured this cute little Butterfly Baby from Saturated Canary with Pomarkers.  I than mounted the image on some silver mirri card, the backing Paper is from Stampin' Up, as is the sentiment Stamp.  The Card Candy is from Craftwork Cards and the die is one from my stash, I am afraid I have no idea who made it but I got it from C&C many years ago.

There is still plenty of time for you to enter your monochrome projects into the Challenge, just pop over the Crafty Boots blog, and don't forget to check out the cards from our fabulous Guest Designer as well as some more cards from our lovely Design Team ladies.


Friday, 29 April 2016

Vintage Jaguar Car

Good grief, I think winter has returned.  In fact, because we had such a mild winter, the weather we have been experiencing is actually worse than the winter.  We have had hail, sleet and snow.  I have been lucky because none of the snow has settled, but severe weather warnings have been issued for other parts of the country.  The last couple of evenings have been very cold here.

I am still experimenting with cards using a single colour, this idea came to me when I was thinking about the current Crafty Boots Monochrome Challenge.

This lovely Vintage Jaguar Car image came from Delicious Doodles.  I coloured it with a red Promarker and then mounted it on some silver mirri and some Real Red card from Stampin' Up.  The backing papers also came from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and the Card Candy is from Craftwork Cards.

There is still plenty of time for you to enter your monochrome projects in the Craft Boots Challenge.

Good luck.


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Fabulous at Fifty

How is your week going?  It has turned very cold here, yesterday we had hailstones and snow.  I am sure the weather is gearing up for a spectacular weekend because we have a Bank Holiday in the UK. One of my sisters was born on 11 April and I remember getting up one year to find think snow on the ground on her birthday but I do not remember it being this bad so close to May.

Whilst we cogitate on whether we need to get the flannel out of storage again, let us think of happier things, like the current Crafty Boots Challenge ... Monochrome.  As the lovely Crafty Boots ladies agree with my old art teacher that black, white and all shades of grey are shades and not a colour, I have been experimenting with single colour cards.

I used a Presscut Center Stepper die to make the card blank, the panel dies are also included in the set.  The panels are cut from blue glitter card and, keeping with the glitter theme, I used the Stampin' Up balloon punch.  I made the sentiment on my computer.

Why not pop over to Crafty Boots and enter your monochrome project into the Challenge - but don't forget you only get to use one colour.

Good luck.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Monochrome Madness

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the next two weeks we are asking your to go monochrome.

Now, of course, we are looking forward to seeing lots of black and white designs but, if you wish, you can use one colour.  The Design Team decided that your one colour does not have to be white, black or grey (they also agreed that you will not be penalized for using flesh tones on skin).

Inspired by this idea I decided that I would have a go at colouring an image using just one colour, what do you think?

I coloured Teddy Bo and Co's image 'Dressmaker Bea' with every yellow Promarker I could find.  I then mounted it on some silver mirri.  The yellow paper is from Stampin' Up and the buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

So why not share your monochrome madness with the Crafty Boots Design Team and whilst you are there, take a look at the other ideas the Design Team came up with.

Good luck.


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Thoughts and Prayers

Today is your last chance to play long with the current Crafty Boots Challenge - 'Use a Sentiment'.  In fact there are just a few short hours.

My final DT card for this challenge features a Bugaboo block stamp entitled 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

After colouring the flowers with Promarkers I mounted the block image on black card and a white pre-cut scalloped edged card from Craftwork Cards.  I also printed a deepest sympathy sentiment on my computer and mounted that on black card.

Back here tomorrow morning for the next Crafty Boots challenge.

Enjoy your Sunday.


Friday, 22 April 2016


I really should think about scheduling my posts more, I completely forgot that I intended to share this card with you yesterday.  So, better late than never as they say.

This sweet little girl is from Saturated Canary, the image is called 'Easter Dress'.  Once I had coloured her with Promarkers I mounted the image on silver mirri and some orange card.

The dp is from Studio Calico and the flowers were made with a Joy Craft die and the centers are card candy from Craftwork Cards.

There is still time for you to enter the current Crafty Boots challenge, use a sentiment.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Spring Bringer

We have reached the midway point of the Crafty Boots 'Use a Sentiment' Challenge.  There have been so many gorgeous entries in the challenge already but there is still loads of time for you to enter your projects.

It has been a beautiful weekend, well once it stopped raining, blue skies, bright sunshine but cold in the shade and freezing at nights.  Further north I know my Crafty Boots Team Mates have had snow and I am grateful to have missed it.

My thank you card today features a Sylvia Zet image called 'Spring Bringer'.    As you can see I coloured her with Promarkers and then mounted her on silver mirri card.  I cut a step card and covered it in green card.  The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp.  Finally I added some daisies from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you have a great week.