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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Be My Valentine

I guess it's time to make my one and only Valentine card for this year... for my long suffering other half. He's a sweetie - he puts up with me getting excited about paper and my creative mess!

I've tried to make it as masculine as possible using wood effect patterned paper and kraft card...

I used a 15cm x 15cm kraft base and added a 13x13 square of wood effect paper ( a Papermania freebie with Creativity magazine a few years ago) distressed around the edges. The bunting (a very old Die'sire die) is also in kraft and I've added larger flags to the 3 middle banners.

The letters are also Die'sire and I've added a glittery red heart. The greeting was created in Publisher using 'Good Mood' font. Finally I've added a couple of tiny pegs to 'hold up' the bunting - I bought these about 10 years ago to make cute baby cards but then lost them somewhere in the craftroom!.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Aud Sentiments #267 - love + sentiment
C R A F T Challenge #585 - love/Valentine 
The Paper Shelter #455 - for the one I love
Try It On Tuesday - falling in love
Use Your Stuff #415 - use hearts

Thank you for popping in



  1. Great card! I love all the woodgrain and neutral with just that little pop of red. Nicely done! Thanks for joining our hearts challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  2. Gorgeous idea and I love your card design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  3. Awesome card! LOVE the clothesline sentiment!! Thanks for sharing the love at Try it on Tuesday!

  4. Awesome card thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia-DT

  6. Really beautiful CAS card. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT challenge this week.

    CRAFT DT {my blog}

  7. What a great take on a Valentine design - love the kraft and red combination.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. I love your card, kraft and red always go well together and its a great card for a guy

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  9. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge too.

    Helen x