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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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Bea Needs a Rose

Happy Saint Valentine' Day.

Here is my first Valentine card post of the day.  I do not know what I am going to do with all of the Valentine cards I have made, I only have the one husband to send them to!

I wanted to try out a few ideas on this card.  First I printed this Teddy Bo & Co image, Bea Needs a Rose, on the Crafty Boots Deluxe Crafters Card, I then printed it again on some paper with a tiny rose bud design.  I carefully cut out Teddy Bea's cloths and stuck them onto the plain image and coloured it with a combination of Flexmarkers and Promarkers.  I used only brown and sepia colours because I really wanted the red rose to stand out.

When I had finished colouring, I glued a small red rose over the rose in Jolly's mouth - I was so lucky to find a rose of exactly the right size.

I have decided to enter this card in the following challenges:

Gingerloft Challenges - #33 Love is in the Air
The Squirrel and the Fox - #11 Valentine's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - #25 Valentine



  1. Stunning wee Valentine creation!
    Aww I love it! The image is cute and the rose just pops!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xx

  2. Dionne,
    This is really beautiful. Congrats on your DT position! Thank you for entering Gingerloft's Challenge. Make sure you come back for the next one, too!

  3. Such a beautiful card, you have gone to a lot of trouble with all that cutting and it sure paid off. It is wonderful!!

    Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox - hope we'll see you again soon!


  4. So cute!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.



  5. Fab card, lucky husband getting all these valentines cards!! Lol
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
    Kat x


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