Tuesday 23 January 2018

Magical Valentine

As January seems to be speeding along rather rapidly into February, I decided to get a head start with Valentines Day and made this little cutie...

I used MFT Magical Dragons and I'd already made up my mind to limit the colour scheme to black, red and white.

I made my own background by sploshing, spritzing and splatters of red, black and white Gansai Tambi on watercolour card, once dry I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die.

The dragon was coloured in using Derwent Inktense pencils, as I like the mottled look you get and it suits him.  He was then fussy cut out and stuck down with 3D foam as was the sentiment after white embossing onto a scrap of black cardstock.

I added a row of five uneven kisses underneath the sentiment in bright red thread and popped on two love heart brads to compliment the inside which reads 'Two hearts, one love' and considered it finished.

Challenge Links...

Fusion - Coffee and a Book/Sketch (I used the sketch)
HLS - Watercolour
Crafty Calendar - Mythical Creatures
Moving Along with the Times - CAS


  1. Love your cute little Dragon, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  2. Perfect colours for a Valentine card Claire, in fact a pretty perfect card all round!! Love the cute Dragon, the CAS design and the white embossed sentiment, on black, looks fab xx

  3. Hi Claire
    Fantastic Valentine's card.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  4. Fabulous background for your ever so cute dragon Claire. Love those uneven stitches - really finishes your beautiful card off so nicely. Cutest wee hearts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS for our Watercolour Challenge.

  5. Super cute, Claire. Perfect colour choice for a Valentine’s card. The finishing touches (5 kisses and hearts) are great too.

  6. Oh, I love this card! Beautiful design, love the little dragon and the colour combo!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar

  7. EEEP! This is so cute with your wonderful coloring, and I love the homespun touch with the cross-stitched "kisses!" Fabulous Valentine!

  8. A cute and clever design and the stitching is a great touch.

  9. Hi Claire,
    what a brilliant card and that cute dragon is so sweet.
    Love the wonderful background you have created and that sentiment is super too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Your dragon is a cutie and I love the stitched crosses you have added. The background looks great too. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. What a fabulous idea the stitched kisses are! Brilliant and beautiful design.

  12. An adorable card, with a sweet image and great layout..
    Hugs Babs x

  13. Adorable card, love the stitching. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  14. It's a really cute card and the stitched kisses are a great addition. Very inventive. Barbxx


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