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!


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Another card from me!!!


Hi Guys,

I have produced another card not only for one reason but two…….Duncan’s Aunty as moved into a new home but also for a challenge.

The challenge is for Paper Players Sketch #164. The sketch is below:


This is what I did:


I used ribbon from the stash. Paper I have no idea as this as been in the stash for years. The flowers I was given by a friend and I have had these for years too…… Instead of using stamps I tried my hand at free hand writing for a change…….jury is still out on that verdict!


Just behind the flower I have used the Spellbinders Impressabilities. The bit on the left is the embossed side and the right side I have used it as a stencil…….sorry not a very good picture.


Again I have decorated on the inside. I have used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ornate Squares. Card from the crop box. Once again I have used free hand for the inside too.

So another card made and I wonder what I can make next??????

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 22 September 2013

First card in ages…..


Hi guys,

Well this as to be the first card in ages that I have made. A good reason for this is that it is the Mother-In-Laws Birthday this week……so no excuses for me.

So I needed a challenge to get the crafting juices flowing and I found Sketch Saturday which had the below sketch:


So I found the sketch but then what????????


I used papers from the Pampered Pets Collection by Andrea Jayne. The stamp is also from the Pampered Pet collection called Sitting Pretty by Andrea Jayne. I have distressed the paper edges with Ranger inks in spun sugar. Card candy from the stash. I could not get the my ribbon draw as we have not cleared that yet……yeah yeah I know it needs doing! So I crocheted my little ribbon is some left over green I had.


I have used Ranger ink in tea dye and coloured with pencils. This stamp is lovely.


I used the left over papers on the inside for a bit of difference for me. I have inked the edges once again with spun sugar and used my Beaded Circles nesties.


Oh yeah the model in the background is Dixie.

So I think I will go and enter this card into the Sketch Saturday Challenge.


Luv Jane XX

Monday, 16 September 2013

Little helper

Hi guys,

Just thought I would share this picture of my newest little helper.....Jingles.

Will show newest project very soon.

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Completed cushion

Hi guys,

Well the cushion is complete!  Yeah. I had to buy the cushion pads in pairs ( yes there only came in pairs, well that is what I told the hubby). So I need to make another but I think I am going to do some experimenting with the next one.

My hubby did ask where the cushion was going to live and would the next one be in boy colours........I wonder if this was an hint????

Luv Jane xx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Crochet nearly finished

Hi guys,

Well I have nearly finished the Kath Kidson cushion. I have enjoyed making it.  The instructions are not very good so I have adapted it a little.

Just the ends to get rid of. I have ordered 2 cushion pads from amazon so that means I will have to do another one.....oh dear......not he he he he.

Please say hello so I can cone visit you.

Luv Jane xx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Long time no see!

Hi guys,

I have been around reading blogs just not posting and not a lot of crafting really.

I have been playing tonight. This is the Cath Kidston The Crochet Book kit. I have to say I am so glad I did not pay the full amount for this as I am not impressed with the wool. It does keep splitting and does drive me up the wall. I am enjoying the good old granny square. I do like the colours.

Some good news is that I have completed Level 3 in AAT so I have just 2 modules in Level 4 to do and I will be qualified. Will keep you posted.

See you soon

Luv Jane xx

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