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, 13 February 2012

Olifant Love

Before the day comes and goes, I need to get a move on and post some more of the Valentine cards I have made.

This cute little guy comes from Teddy Bo & Co and is called Olifant Love.

I coloured him with a combination of FlexMarkers and Promarkers, I wanted to achieve a light, washed-out effect for him and the heart, but to cap (no pun intended) this with stronger colours in his hat.

I have been looking for a good excuse to use my new lace from Wild Orchid Crafts but have struggled to get the look right (this is the first card where I have been happy with the lace).  The heart paper is from DoveCraft.

I have decided to enter this card into the follow challenge:

Dream Valley Challenges - #25 Valentine



  1. Lovely card, Dionne- a very sweet image and soft, pretty colours... and the lace looks lovely along the scallops of the card!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  2. Oh so cute! The subtle colouring is so pretty (love his contrasting hat!) The whole card makes me think that the sweet elephant is waiting under an exotic vine for his True Love to join him for an assignment lol!! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x


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