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!

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Monday, 6 February 2012

Be My Valentine

Hi and welcome to my blog.

It's time for another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the next two weeks it is all about St Valentine's Day.

I have chosen a Teddy Bo Design called Love Showers.

I coloured this image with Promarkers and the roses came from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The card and papers came from my stash.

I interspersed the roses with small pearl headed pins.

When I visited the Teddy Bo store, to find an image suitable for this challenge, I had trouble deciding on my favourite and ended up buying several ..... as you do.

After colouring this one with Promarkers I added some Glossy Accents to all the places I thought the paint would be wet (this is something I had seen Hazel at Just Add Glitter do and I wanted to try it for myself).  I then added a sentiment. a few buttons and a bow to complete.

Why not pop over to the  Crafty Boots Challenge blog and see all the fabulous cards the other Design Team Members have made.

I would also like to to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Challenge 23 Valentines / Love
Crafty Ann's Challenge #58 - Love is in the Air
Creative Stamp Friends - Valentine
Hooked on Crafts - Hearts
Lexi's Creations - Love
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 88 - Feel the Love (plus sentiment)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Die Cut or Punches
Sweet Stampin' - The One I love
Teddy Bo Challenge - Love is in the Air



  1. Fab cards and such sweet images
    Emma xx

  2. Love these cards ( though you make me look bad only doing one!) - but I adore the second because the glossy accents is just a perfect addition and makes the 'paint' look really juicy and wet - love that you went that step further as it really works x

  3. Both cards are beautiful,Dee.
    Michaela xx

  4. I love the affect of the glossy accents, such a brilliant finish. Your work always inspires me!
    I love both of these cards.
    Katie xx

  5. Both cards are beautiful!! And my fav is sweet teddies with gorgeous flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “The One I Love” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  6. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. gorgeous card - fab image
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. What a great project!! Your work is adorable!
    Thanks for joining this week on SSDS!
    Can't wait for you to join us again!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  9. great cards - the bears look brilliant with the colours and papers you've chosen - thanks for sharing
    Debbie xx

  10. ahhhh so adorable Dionne! I love this. Funny and loveable. Thanks for bringing it over to SS. Good luck. Luv Samara DT.

  11. Both these cards are just gorgeous Dionne. Thank you for sharing and joining us at HOC.
    Hugs Jackie

  12. Lovely cards! I know the feeling....you can´t just choose ONE TeddyBO!! =)

    Thanks for joinig us at TeddyBo
    Hugs Maritha

  13. Hi They are both brilliant in different ways I love your frame and roses in the first one and the glossy accents in the second is perfect !! Thanks for joining us at the Teddybo Challenge ;0)

  14. Fabulous cards! Love the colours and design
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo challenge this time :)
    Hugs from Jill

  15. too, too cute... both of them!

    hugs :)

  16. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week!

  17. Fab couple of cards. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin' challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  18. What an adorable cards! I love both the cute images! So hard to choose which one is best, they are both lovely!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  19. Your card creation is fantastic and wonderful...

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Creative Stamps Friends Challenge.

    Hugs Anja

  20. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays.

  21. Oh howsweet are these two card, I lvoe the effect of the paper behind the ladder thats such a clever idea.

    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo's Challenge, and good luck.

    Love Clairebears x

  22. What a great project!Many thanks for joining us at Creative stamps friends.



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