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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

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Little Sailor Boy

I have a lot of family birthday's in April and last week saw the birthday of my brother-in-law.  He is a great guy and the love of my sister's life, they are been together forever.  I have something of a nautical theme going on at the moment and I chose this image for his card.


The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, it is called 'Solemn Sailor'.  After colouring it with Promarkers I mounted it on silver mirri and red card.


The backing paper was a freebie from Bearly Mine (sadly no longer available).  The charm is from my stash and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.


Dionne

Monday, 20 April 2015

Waiting for the Parade

Another Monday, the weeks pass by so fast and it is true what my grandmother use to tell me, the older you get the faster time passes.

It is mid challenge reminder time at Crafty Boots Challenges and the theme of the current challenge is 'Red, White or Blue'.  Your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.  Just use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that.

It was my little sister's birthday last week and I chose this image for her card, as a toddler she has the cutest sailor suit with a skirt and our little brother had the matching suit with shorts.  They looked so sweet.


The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, it is called 'Waiting for the Parade'.  After colouring it with Promarkers I mounted the image on silver mirri and red card.


The backing paper is from a Dovecraft pack and the sentiment from Craftwork Card.  I cannot remember where I got the lace from but it was ebay.

The Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have been busy, please pop by and take a look when you enter your projects.


Dionne

Friday, 17 April 2015

Little Red Tractor


It's the weekend and I am hoping it is a little better than last weekend.  After probably the warmest say of the year so far last Friday, we got up Saturday morning to sleet.  It was so heavy you could not see more that 20 or so meters.  Then on Sunday the wind was so strong it was hard to walk into it and it quite literally took my breath away, very strange weather.

So I am hoping that neither sleet nor wind put in an appearance this weekend.

A quick card to share with you today, it features on of my vintage stamps,  I find this stamp very difficult to colour, too many pipes and metalic bits, so this time I decided to put all of the colour into the card and backing paper.


I just added a few highlights of red on the tractor.  The sentiment stamp and card are from Stampin' Up and the faux pearls and backing paper came from my stash.


The current Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Red, White or Blue', your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.

Use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that, just as I have done here.


Dionne



Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Red, White and Blue

Happy Wednesday to everyone and a very special happy birthday to my oldest and dearest friend.  This is the card I made for her.

This adorable little madam is called 'Mariko is Mad' and she comes from Mo's Digital Pencil.


After colouring her with Promarkers I mounted the image on some gold mirri.  The polka dot papers are from a Dovecraft pack and the red card is from Stampin' Up.


The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards ad the red ballerina shoes are from my stash.

I coloured the image with my red, white and blue pens because the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to use red, white and or blue in your design.  The rest of the design Team have made some stunning projects, make sure you check them out when you link up your projects.


Dionne

Monday, 13 April 2015

Aha Me Hearties

Shiver me timbers and walk the plank!  It is not officially the International Talk Like a Pirate Day until Saturday, 19 September so you are not requires to slap your thigh and shout 'Ship Ahoy' today.

However, there is a new 'Red, White and/or Blue' Challenge starting at Crafty Boots Challenges today and it is my turn to host this Challenge so I have chosen some of my absolute favourite images for my Design Team pieces. 

Today's card features a Mo's Digital Pencil digi image called 'Captain Hugh'.


After coouring the image with Promakers I mounted it on silver mirri and some red and blue card.  The backing paper is from a Dovecraft pack.


The Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the little yacht charm is from my stash.

The rest of the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have been working so hard preparing inspirational pieces, they really are a talented group.  When you hook up your projects make sure you take a look at their amazing work.

Good luck.


Dionne



Friday, 10 April 2015

Counting the Clouds

This week seems to have flown by.  Today I have another card featuring a Teddy Bo & Co image to share with you, this one  is called 'Counting the Clouds'.


After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted on some gold mirri card and some Dovecraft paper.


All of the other papers are glittered and I added a couple of eggs cut from DCWV Glitzy Glitter card.  The 'ribbon' is by Dovecraft Santoro and is actually printed linen cotton.


A few days before Easter I received this rather gorgeous Easter tag from my good friend Mrs Beez, it's sooo sweet and I just love it (Pssst, don't tell Lisette but I stole this photo from her blog).


Dionne

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Bluebird’s proposal

Those who visit my blog regularly may be pleased to hear that I only have one or two more Easter cards to post.  However, there is still plenty of time to enter your Easter projects in the Crafty Boots Easter Challenge.

Today's card features a Gorjuss Girl stamp called 'Bluebird's Proposal'.  Apologies for the poor quality photograph but the light has not been good recently and I had to use artificial light.


After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted it on some silver mirri and  DCWV glitzy glitter card. The papers are from a Dovecraft stack.


I cut the eggs from some more DCWV glitzy glitter card.


Dionne