Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.
I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Monday, 30 May 2016
My card today features 'Butterfly Princess' from Saturated Canary
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Crafty Boots Challenges are celebrating the Butterflies and Bees with their current challenge.
This lovely digital stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. After colouring it with Copic markers, I mounted it on gold mirri card. The backing papers are from Stampin' Up. The wooden butterfly buttons are out of my stash and the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
I recently treated myself to a number of silicon moulds which I have been itching to try out and, as one of these is a butterfly I have found an excuse the get them out. Unfortunately I do not have any clay yet, but I have heard that you can use hot glue instead. So out with the glue gun and I lined up the moulds, some worked better than others but, luckily, the butterfly was the most successful (can you spot which one it is?)
Friday, 20 May 2016
Something a little outside my comfort zone today. I became a big fan of Delicious Doodles and Terri Sherman a few months ago through her scenic images. I was also aware of her Goth side and thought it was definitely not for me. However, over time I found myself attracted to some of these images, like the Emo Girl and Fallen Angel, but I could not imagine any reason I would have to use any of the darker images, perhaps I was wrong...
Thursday, 19 May 2016
This image of Princess Elsa and her little sister Anna is a free colouring book page.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
My card today may not instantly appear to qualify for the current Crafty Boots challenge 'Queens, Princesses and Crowns' but this image illustrates the well known children's story of the Princess and the Pea.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Back to the card I wanted to share with you today. As most of you will know, the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Queens, Princesses and Crowns'
Monday, 16 May 2016
I have two cards to share with you today, both cards feature a Tiddly Inks image.
Friday, 13 May 2016
The current Crafty Boots Challenge is also celebrating a birthday, a lady far better known than my sister - Queen Elizabeth II.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
When I first heard about the current Crafty Boots Challenge my first thoughts 'where on earth am I going to find stamps with crowns'? As it turned out, they are so easy to find, I never realised that little queens and princesses are such common themes.
These images illustrating the story of the Princess and the Frog are from Tiddly Inks. The image of the princess is called 'Kiss Me' and the cute little frog and the sentiment are from a collection of sentiments called 'Froggie Thoughts'.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
So, better late than never, here is my post for the new Crafty Boots Challenge, which started on Monday. Most of you will know that Queen Elizabeth II was 90 this year. At the moment there are all sorts of activities to celebrate this amazing event and Crafty Boots is has dedicated this Challenge to The Queen and has called the challenge 'Queens, Princess and Crowns'.
Friday, 6 May 2016
This lovely dress image is a Fairydoodler stamp, from Teddy Bo and Co, called 'Short Prom Dress'. I coloured the image with Promarkers and then mounted it on silver mirri card and navy blue card. The backing papers are from Stampin' Up and so is the sentiment stamp. The High Heel Glam Stiletto Shoe die is by Tattered Lace .
Monday, 2 May 2016
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!)