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.


Monday, 25 July 2016

As the Sun Goes Down

The fabulous weather we had this weekend would have been perfect for messing about on boats and this image seems perfect for the Crafty Boots Picture Challenge Reminder.  It captures the very last rays of sunshine for the day as these boats make their way back to harbour.

The image is from Delicious Doodles is called 'Coming Home'.  I coloured it with F&C pencils and them mounted it on silver mirri and Wisteria Wonder card from Stampin' Up.  The papers are also from Stampin' Up.  The card Candy is from Craftwork Cards and the sentiment was made on my computer.

I hope you have a fabulous week, oh, and don't forget to pop over the Crafty Boots Challenges and enter you project for this challenge.

Good luck.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Taking a Swing

Here in the UK we are experiencing something of a heatwave.  After weeks and weeks of complaining about the constant rain and how cold it was for the time for year, we have gone straight into almost 100 degrees during the day and sleepless nights.  However, it is not all good news, I have just heard that the Met Office has issued a Weather Warning for Rain in Scotland.  Never a dull moment, no wonder the British are always talking about the weather!

My husband it a keen golfer and was hoping to play this afternoon but he has decided that it is even too hot for him to walk around in these temperatures.  I made this card for his birthday, which was a week or two ago.  This little character is from Teddy Bo & Co, even I know you are not doing it right Teddy Bo!

I coloured the image with Promarkers and I added just a tiny bit of Glossy Accents to his visor.  Once the Glossy Accents was dry I mounted the image onto some gold mrri and then some green and some white cards.  I chose the Stampin' Up polka dot backing paper because it reminded me of lots of little golf balls on the green.  I also used some white Craftwork Cards card candy for the same reason. 

Whatever you are doing in this heat, try to keep cool and make sure you keep your fluid intake up.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Sunset Beach

It is time for a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges and this time we have something a little different for you - a picture challenge.

I have never done a picture challenge before and, to be honest, I felt very out of my comfort zone to start with and spent a lot of times thinking about poppies but I was overthinking it and coming up with nothing.  So, it was back to the theoretical drawing board and I came up with a sunset, I hope you like it.

I raided my Delicious Doodles stash for this scene, it is called 'Sunset at Sea'.  I coloured it with my F&C pencils them mounted it on some silver mirri and purple card.

The honeycomb backing paper is from Stampin' Up and the ribbon, shells and sentiment are all from my crafty stash.

As you can see, a picture challenge does not have to be about the obvious, it can also be about one of the other elements - the vista, the sunset, the colours.  Have fun playing with this one.

The rest of the Crafty Boots ladies have been busy coming up with ideas which may give you some other ideas, make sure you swing by and take a look for yourself.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Peace on Earth

Today is the last day of this Crafty Boots 'Christmas in July' Challenge.  It has been a fantastic challenge with a stunning amount of entries, well done everyone.

My final card is a rather special image, which was designed by Teri Sherman following the Paris bombing.  Given the tragic events earlier this week I thought it would be appropriate to use her candle of peace again.

I coloured the image with F&C pencils and added glitter to the roses.  I then mounted it on layers of gold mirri and green card.  The backing papers is from Digital Rainbow.  The flower and ivy leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I hope you have enjoyed 'Christmas in July' as much as I have.


Friday, 15 July 2016

Jolly Holly Post Box

I hope that you have been enjoying Christmas in July as much as I have.  We are approaching the end of this Crafty Boots Challenge, so I only have a few more cards to share with you.

My card today features Delicious Doodles' 'Jolly Holly Postbox',which I coloured with F&C pencils and then mounted it on gold mirri card.

The backing paper is from the Dovecraft Christmas Glad Tidings paper pack. The flowers and berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.  To be honest, I cannot remember where the red glitter card came from.

Have a great day.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

A Snowy Christmas Stop-Over

Good morning.  I survived my trip to the dentist yesterday.  In fact, it was probably my best ever dental appointment, I was not even examined.  A quick chat and I'll see you in six months!  Ha ha!

I have another of my Delicious Doodles Christmas cards to share with you today.  This image is called 'A Snowy Stop-Over'.  I used F&C pencils to add colour to the image and then added glitter to highlight the snow.  I mounted the image on both red glittered card and gold mirri card.

The backing papers are from a Tim Coffey paper stack by K & Co and The Digital Rainbow.  The wooden snowflakes were a gift ans the sentiment came from Craftwork Cards.

I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Poinsettia Wreath

A very quick post today because I have to get off to the dentist.  Sometimes I think I have got the hang of using my F&C pencils and then other days things do not go so well.

I used them to colour this Delicious Doodles 'Poinsettia Wreath' image.  I mounted the coloured image onto green and gold mirri card.  The backing paper I used here was from The Digi Rainbow and the poinsettia flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the ribbon and holo stars are from my stash.

I hope you have a good day and thank you for stopping by.