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Friday, 3 February 2012

Valentine Edwin

Morning everyone, hope you are all well.
A big welcome and thank you to my new followers-I really appreciate you taking the time to call and love visiting you back!

Does anyone know what happened to January?
Oh, well, won't be long 'til the days are a bit longer and a bit brighter.
And hopefully my pics will be loads better!!

So, here we are in February and it's time for another challenge over at
 Fairytale Challenge Blog and this time the theme is "LOVE LOVE LOVE"!
You can make cards, scrapbook pages, bookmarks, anything you like as long
as it fits the challenge theme.
You have 2 weeks to play and as usual, there'll be a fab prize on offer!
Sadly, this is my last challenge as part of the GDT, i've had a fab time and send big thanks
 to Bianca& the team for having me - it's been great and now i'll be able to enter the challenges lol!
Don't forget to check out the team's fab creations - you're sure to be inspired!

So, here's another Valentine's, this one for a friend to give to his other half!
 I'm quite pleased with how it turned out so hope they like it, too!
I started with a 6 x 6 card blank, layered up red card and spotty paper, then wrapped black check and red ribbon round a strip of card with a punched edge. The little heart charm is actually a punched heart using a tiny scrap of red card! The flourish is a die cut, the flowers are handmade and the leafs are punched!
 Poor Edwin hasn't been inked before and is coloured with promarkers and the balloon
 is actually shiny although you
 can't really tell what with the bad light and my poor photography skills lol!!
Would love to know what you think!
Thanks for looking and have a lovely day.
Jo xx

polka dots at Fussy & Fancy
for a loved one at Mami Doodles
one or more hearts at Allsorts
Valentine's at Di's digi designs
I heart you at Corrosive challenges
Edwin only at Magnolia down under
anything goes at Lollipop crafts
Valentine/love at Stamps R Us
have a heart at Oldie but a goodie(stamp is OLD!)
love/romance/valentine at Stamp n Doodle
Valentine's at the Stamping boutique
hearts/valentine at Creative Belli
love/hearts at Truly Scrumptious
love is in the air at Joanna Sheen
love is in the air at By the cute & girly
be my Valentine at the Emerald Faerie Garden
love at Fresh Brewed Design
challenge#142 at Just Magnolia
Wow, my card fits lots of challenges, i've checked the rules before entering but apologise if i've missed
anything and please delete my entry!


  1. Lovely card - you've done a fab job with Edwin. Love the charm & swirl too. Thank you so much for sharing him with us at An Oldie But A Goodie this time, Jx

  2. Your friends other half will love it! The colour combination is gorgeous and the image is so sweet. x

  3. Had to comment again, just noticed you have become my 16th follower, thank you loads xx

  4. Hello Jo,

    I like this card with Edwin very much, I think I must have more stamps with him and not only with Tilda.



  5. Hi Jo love this cute little Edwin and you have made the most darling card! Have a great weekend hugs Susan xx

  6. AWW! he is so sweet. Love the colors and the sweet charm.

    Thank you for playing along in our Month Long Prize Challenge {{LOVE}} at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

    Heather D.

  7. Very handsome card of Edwin.... I'm sure the recipient is gonna to love it JO....
    Have an awesome crafty weekend.....

  8. Fabulous card Jo, Edwin looks sweet with his heart balloon and I like the papers.
    Kevin xx

  9. Fantastic Valentine Jo!! I love that Edwin image and your fantastic color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  10. just adorable! Thank you for joining the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

  11. very cute card gorgeous
    thanks for joining the Stamping Boutique 's challenge
    TSB DT

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  13. Simply adorable Jo...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  14. Aww this is So sweet Jo! Edwin is adorable!! Gorgeous papers and border/ribbon! It's a really stunning card!
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    Stay warm and snug!
    Hugs Sue xx

  15. Oh WOW, your card is fantastic and your colouring amazing!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  16. Edwin is a cutie for sure! Love this adorable card with the flowers, flourish, and charm. Just so very cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  17. very nice love the simple use of hearts! You've created great balance with the balloon and the trinket

    Thanks for joining the Creative Belli Challenge!

  18. What an adorable card, just love the Edwin image and how you have used him in this delightful card, wonderful!
    glenda xx

  19. gorgeous creation and thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden with your lovely work
    Hugs Kate xx

  20. gorgeous card jo.the edwin is so sweet and i love your fab design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Hello
    this is a very nice card and a sweet image.

  22. Fabulous card, love the image and colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen's Love is in the air challenge this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT

  23. Jo, your card is really so fantastic! The coloration is really winderfull and your layout perfect! xx Bianca

  24. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again.

  25. Hi Jo first time to your blog and you have some beautiful creations.
    Hugs Linda

  26. I love your heart charm, swirl, layout,well, just all of it. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique Valentine Challenge, good luck.


  27. Hi Jo, such a cute card! Really sweet image and love the flowers and swirl. Am sure your friends partner will love it. Sarah

  28. What a fab male valentines card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge!

    Paula :D x

  29. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia

  30. Great to see such a cute Valentine card for a man.
    Thank you for joining BTC&G's "Love is in the Air" challenge this month.

  31. Beautiful card, I love how you have added the heart to the ribbon. Thanks for joining the challenge over on the Mami Doodles blog. Good luck x

  32. Beautiful card. Lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

  33. Great project, so cute. Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge. Shelly ;

  34. Gorgeous card! And, wow! What a lot of challenges! Kx

  35. Sweet Card!
    Thank you for joining our month long
    LOVE challenge at

    STACY, Fresh Brewed DT

  36. Hi Jo! Gorgeous card! Love Edwins gray outfit with the reds!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our Love challenge!
    Warmest Hugs,


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