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Monday, 6 February 2012

Dream Valley #25 – Valentine

With the day of love being so close around the corner we at Dream Valley would like to see your valentine creations.

DV 25 Main

Be sure to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see what my teamies have come up with.

We are sponsored by the lovely  image  with a £10 voucher for her store.

Before I bore you with the details as to how I made my card, and just in case anyone missed me coming around to comment I have had a miserable fortnight.

Firstly I had an urgent trip to hospital followed by emergency surgery. Just as that started to heal I did something to my back which rendered me virtually paralysed when lying down and only able to walk like a 90 year old woman with a dowager’s hump, bent over a zimmer frame (or walker as I believe is the pc term these days) which my Daughter borrowed from a friend’s elderly Mother, as I actually needed it more!

To add insult to injury Poppy was sent to stay down at my Sister’s house and on Friday my Niece brought her up for a quick visit because I was missing her so much and she took one look at me and jumped up at my Niece for a kiss! My Niece left the room and shut the door behind her to give Poppy a chance to spot she was home and that I was there and she sat and wined at the door! So much for ‘man’s best friend’ ‘unconditonal love’ ‘no love like a dog’s’, not in my house it isn’t…….. in my house it’s ‘are you feeding me, are you looking after me, NO, well then just begger off'!’.  I said out loud ‘what am I chopped liver’ which of course if I had been would have been much better as far as Poppy was concerned because THEN she would have paid attention to me.

She’s back at my Sister’s for a few more days whilst my internal bits get a chance to heal properly, and hopefully my back to mend, and I fully expect to be snubbed when she comes home and have her pining for life down there, where they apparently feed her toast at breakfast! No wonder she ignored me, all she gets out of me as a treat at breakfast time is All Bran, and I find it disgusting so am amazed she considers it a treat. Toast however, now that’s a different taste altogether.

Okay if you are still here, haven’t dozed off, clicked ‘close’ or just generally lost interest here is how I made my valentine.

DV Main 2

Firstly I started with a Tilda special edition stamp ‘Raining Hearts’ and coloured her up with promarkers and flexmarkers.

DV 25 Image

The lovely diecut surrounding her is a Cheery Lynn die called Polynesian Sails. Irritatingly I could not find a corresponding die to trim Tilda out with so that the Cheery Lynn could just slot over the top, and I couldn’t use the CL to cut her out with either as it annoyingly has another die in the centre! I wish they had produced it in two pieces so you could remove the centre die, as in my opinion it limits the use of the die.

I made the flower by using a Martha Stewart punch along a 12 inch strip of DCWV card and then folding it like a concertina to make a rosette, and used some flowers from my stash plus a couple of heart beads to finish it off.


The papers are the new pad from Basic Grey ‘Kissing Booth’, and I used them to make the diecut and also trimmed up a sheet to make the lacey edge and the heart edge. Heart Doily is from my stash.

I am entering this into the following:-

2 Sisters Challenge – #77 Red, Pink and White Colour Challenge

Basic Grey – #61 Love/Valentines

Di’s Digi Designs – Valentine’s Challenge

Hiding in My Craft Room – #32 Pink, Red and White colour challenge

Magnolia Down Under Challenges – # 132 Love Is In The Air

My Sheri Crafts – #78 Love Is In The Air with at least two hearts

One Stitch At A Time – #99 Love

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – The One I Love

The Outlawz – Paper A La Mode Challenge ‘I Heart You’ with at least 2 hearts

Totally Tilda – #39 Pink And Red Valentines

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Beautiful card, love the colour tones.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. Beautiful card, love all the embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  3. Stunning. And I was just thinking, blast, there's another die that I need, when I read your blurb and I thought maybe not, LOL.
    Glad you're on the mend. Our dog only gets excited when I put my shoes on to go out because he knows I will give him a biscuit. Other than that he just ignores me, lol. xx

  4. This is just gorgeous, love the soft pinks & that image is gorgeous. x

  5. Hope you're feeling better soon and and your card is so very pretty. Such a sweet image beautifully coloured to0. Thank you very much for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie

  6. Hi Lin , my two little mutts are worse than my kids they only want me when I'm in front of the PC or on the phone, come to think of it I'm always in front of the PC. Your little Poppy is most probably missing you madly and is trying to make you feel bad! Sounds like you have your sense of humour back despite all of your troubles and your card is another stunner, so many gorgeous elements on this love that flower and your great die cuts. Lovely to see you back !


  7. Stunning card, love all the layers and the gorgeous embellies!
    Hope you're feeling lots better.
    Jo x

  8. Hi Lin awww how pretty this valentine Tilda creation all the details..gorgeous punch work

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  9. what a beautiful tilda! thanks for sharing with us over at My Sheri Crafts!

  10. This is so pretty Lin, I love all the details :)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  11. A beautiful design Lin, fabulous design and colours, Tilda is beautiful colours and you have so many amazing embaillishments.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Basic Grey challenge
    Heather xx

  12. This is beautiful! i love the frame and the gorgeous flower :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. Beautiful card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Hugs, Janneke

  14. Such a beautiful card ... love the flower you made with the edge punch :)and so many gorgeous details :)
    thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Tilda :)
    Lynne xxx

  15. I'm in awe of the beautiful lacy effect on this gorgeous card! Just fabulous!

    love Mags B x

  16. This is lovely, love all the detail, your flower is fab, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

  17. so sweet hon..havnt coloured a tilda for ages..might have to dig one out!!...hugs Debs x

  18. Love all the colors. Great job on the card. Hope your up and moving better soon. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge blog. Olivia

  19. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC!

    Hugs Tanja

  20. Gorgeous choice of paper and embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.


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