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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Sunday, 2 August 2015
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
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.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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.
Friday, 24 July 2015
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.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
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.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
(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.