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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.


I would love it if you would follow me and leave comments, as I would like to know what you think of my work.


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


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Friday, 27 March 2015

Sweet Blossom

Happy Friday, how has your week been?

At Crafty Boots Challenges we are still looking for your 'Spring' projects.  We have seen some amazing cards already but please keep them coming.

My card today features Sylvia Zet's 'Sweet Blossom', she is just sooo sweet.

 

After colouring the image with Promarkers I mounted it on some pearlescent card, the papers are from a Dovecraft Stack.


The dies are a Marianne Design Creatables Die called Branch Garden and one of the spell binder bird dies - I cannot remember which one.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the little butterfly charm came from ebay.

I hope you have a great weekend.


Dionne

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Last of the Cleaning!

I wish it were the last time I had to clean, wouldn't that be brilliant, a self cleaning house - and I don't mean those silly cleaners which cause so much trouble in crime TV shows.

As promised, I am back today with the last of my current set of Teddy Bo & Co inspired spring cleaning cards.


This image is called 'Cleaning Bo', I coloured it with Promarkers, then I mounted it on pearlescent card.


The paper is from Docraft and the ribbon and sentiment are from my stash.

We are still looking for your 'spring' projects over at Crafty Boots Challenges, keep them coming.


Dionne



Monday, 23 March 2015

More Spring Cleaning

Regular visitors will know that the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Spring' and we have seen lots of gorgeous projects this past week, keep them coming please.

I have another of my Teddy Bo & Co spring cleaning cards to share with you today.


This image is called 'Spring Cleaning High', which I coloured with Promarkers before mounting it on pearlescent card.


The papers are from a Dovecraft stack and the sentiment of from Kanban Craft.  the little wooden star shaped buttons are from ebay.

The Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have been busy created a new set of inspiration projects, please drop by to take a look.

I hope you have a good week, I will be back in a day or two with my final spring cleaning card.


Dionne

Friday, 20 March 2015

First Day of Spring

Happy first day of spring, how is it with you?  As you may know the current theme at Crafty Boots Challenges is 'Spring' and I have promised to share more of my Teddy Bo & Co spring cleaning cards.


This image is called 'Jolly Cleans Up High', which I coloured with Promarkers ad then layered with pearlescent card.


The paper is from Dovecraft and the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one.

We can all start looking forward to the summer now!


Dionne

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Springtime

Crafty Boots Challenges is currently celebrating the long awaited arrival of 'Spring' and we are really enjoying all of your Easter cards and cards with flowers.

I have a one of my favourite stamps to share with you today, I am a big fan of the Sherbet Pips stamps from Sugar Nellies.  This one is called 'Posy Pip'.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on pearlescent card.


The papers are all Dovecraft and the sentiment ladybird and ribbon came from my stash.

I hope you have a good Wednesday.


Dionne


Monday, 16 March 2015

Spring Cleaning

I know that many of my crafting friends have had a very hard winter and it may feel that it i not over yet but spring arrives in the northern hemisphere later this week.  To celebrate we have a  a new 'Spring' challenge starting at Crafty Boots Challenges today.

Today I have the first of four cards celebrating 'spring cleaning', not a favourite task of mine, I would much rather be crafting, I don't know about you.

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This Teddybo image is called 'What Soap, Where?!?!?!', I coloured it with Promarkers.


The papers are all from a Dovecraft paper stack and I have layered them with pearlescent card.  The sentiment is from Kanban Crafts and the little pearls are from my stash.

The rest ot the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Tam have been very busy, please take the time to look for yourself.


Dionne

Monday, 9 March 2015

White Canvas

We had a sneaky peek at spring this weekend, Saturday was a really lovely day.  I have a busy week ahead of me so I made sure I saw the weather forecast last night, heavy winds and showers.  Oh well, you can't win them all!

It is the mid way point for the current Crafty Boots Challenge.  The theme is 'Anything but a Card'.

You may remember that I recently tried my hand at a mixed media canvas, not one o my greatest successes but I felt that part of my problem was that I did not have the materials I needed.  So I have been doing some serious internet shopping and this is the result.


Between you and I, this is a far cry from the layout I had in my head when I started, my original plan was a lot more fussy, I think I was trying to include all of my new goodies and it was just a mess.  So I scaled back my ideas - I think the only thing of the original design to remain is the seam binding bow,

I started by giving the canvas a coat of Gesso, followed by a coat of white acrylic paint.  Next I mixed up a batch of Pamellia Johnson's fantastic texture paste, it's the first time I have used it and I was so impressed.  After it dried I tried to make it look a little grubby by painting it with some Photo Finish Distress Ink and smucging it with a baby wipe, but I did not like the effect, so I painted it over with more white acrylic paint.  The dried paste held together perfectly.


I made my bow from seam binding and I used a Sizzix Bigz die to make my tag, the manuscript stamp is from Julie Nutting.  I added a little string of artificial pearls around the top edge.


The sparkly flourish is made using a die from the Cheery Lynn line and the roses are from Wild Orchid Craft.


I made the letters by cutting them out of card a half a dozen times and gluing them together and painting them white.  The finishing touch was the green glittered butterfly (I originally made it with white glitter card but it was hard to see.  So I imagined that a green butterfly had decide to land by the roses!)

The fabulous Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team has been busy making inspirational pieces, make sure you check them out.

Have a great week.


Dionne


I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Challenge #236 - Anything but a Card
Ruby's Rainbow - Challenge #99 - Anything but a Card