About Dingus Designs

Dingus Designs is basically me and now my husband and our love for crafts. I love to cross stitch, making cards, patchment, crochet and knitting and trying to teach myself to tat. The other half loves glass work and tapestry. Can not forget to introduce the little helpers we have Smudge, Dixie and Jingles the cats that own us.

Join us in our adventures into the craft world!


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Duncan’s Valentines card

Hi guys,

I know what you are saying ……… I go quiet for ages and then you can not shut me up.


This is the front of Duncan’s Valentine’s card. I was just playing with my new Heart nesties and can up with this.


The heart in the middle is from the Personal Impressions Wedding collection. I heat embossed it with pink.

I hope you like and that Duncan does too.

Luv Jane XX

My Best Friend’s Birthday card


Hi guys,


It was my best friend’s Birthday the other week and I really find it hard to make her cards as she is a crafter too.


Above is a picture of the whole thing.


A little cross stitch. Nesties Label Seventeen and Dahlia.


She is sweet.

Mandy loved her card as it was a little different.

Thanks for looking

Luv Jane XX

Bird House

Hi guys,

I have done a little crafting besides the cross stitch. My friend at work…Sue loves her garden and last year I did her a candle and matching card with a garden theme and this year it was like what could I do………along came the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine with a little bird house……..so I spent a weekend doing……..this……


I used papers from the Papermania Blueberry Hill collection and from My Mind’s Eye collection. The boarder punch is an old Friskars one…………collecting dust on a shelf.


The inside of the bird house.


I have to say that my friend was completely gobsmacked……….. and this shocked quite a few people in the office.

There is only one problem now and that everyone expects something like this. I told Sue she would get a normal card next year and I was told that I had to beat that………..I have a year to think of something.

Hope you like it.

Luv Jane

At last………finished!


Hi guys,

I have been very quiet for a  few  weeks and the reason is below:


I let Duncan pick a Dragon cross stitch about 3 years ago and I did say that I would do it for Christmas………in my wisdom I never said which Christmas ( Good thinking on my part). While you have the colour thread I also had to use filament which I had never heard of. As soon as I received it, I started on the project. I could not get on with the filament at all so it was put away until last Easter. I went to my mates……..Paperlace………..and unpicked it all ( this was about 30 stitches) and started all over again but with a new tool…….thread heaven…………….which I think is better than sliced bread. It was put away a few times due to other crafty projects and work but I finally finished just after the New Year!!!!! I have to say it drove me up the wall quite a few times but I am so proud of the finished Dragon……..even Duncan is impressed.


I have now started on another project so watch this space.

Please let me know what you think?

Luv Jane XX

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