Raggedy Love

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends!!  Hope that you’re “feeling the love” and have a wonderful day today!

I wanted to share a card I made for Valentine’s Day that I sent to my parents.  My mom has a love for Raggedy Ann dolls and when I saw my blog friend, Connie, use this image, I knew it would be perfect for sending a Valentine.  Thank you so much to my friend for helping me spread more smiles! 🙂    I wanted to make sure it was received before placing it on my blog just in case….


This really cute images is from Stamp On It called “Love You” digital stamp by QKR Stampede.  I wanted to try and keep to the “original” Raggedy Ann style of colors as I could, so I ended up Google searching for photos so that I could use that as a basis for my coloring.  I also thought that the rectangle die cut panels would go great for cutting her out with and I remember my mom commenting at one point that she liked the criss cross die which is another main reason for pulling that one out to use.

I sponged around the edges of the image panel with some blue distress ink, added some heart confetti pieces along with a white twine bow to the center of the heart.


Taking a closer look at the image, you can see how dimensional those confetti hearts are.  There is actually a heart that prints out in the center of the “o” in the sentiment, but I decided to place one of those confetti hearts over it.

There is also some shimmer you can see in the heart with the bow that I’ve covered with a glitter brush pen.  And in coloring her in, I’ve added some extra “dots” on her blue dress and then I took a white gel pen to add a pattern on her red patch on the apron and then also to add some “stripes” to her socks and “dots” to her cheeks.

If you look at her eyes, I’ve taken a black gel pen which gives them a slight dimension and makes them stand out a bit more.


I really hope you’ve enjoyed my “Raggedy Love” card today and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day today!

Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you again very soon!

Challenges to enter this card for:

  1.  QKR Stampede – #385 Anything Goes
  2. Pearly Sparkles – Include some red
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #125 Anything Goes
  4. Make My Monday – #115 I Heart You
  5. Try It On Tuesday – Share the Love
  6. Double D – Hearts
  7. The House That Stamps Built – DCC F520 Hearts
  8. Aud Sentiments – Love/Valentine Sentiment

28 thoughts on “Raggedy Love

  1. Oh, Vicki, I love what you’ve done with her! Wonderful idea to add the blue to the typical red and white of a Valentine. Great coloring and the tiny hearts (especially the one you put in her had) add such great dimension. 😀 Finally, I’m so glad to see that you entered it into the QKR Stampede challenge. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT


  2. How sweet- and a wonderful Valentime, expecially personalized for your Mom! I love the colors and perfect light blue shading you added around the top layer, love the different dies you used, love the texture you added with the hearts, and love seing all of the wonderful details!


  3. How adorable, I like how you turned one of your moms favorite things into a Valentine’s Day card, it is beautiful! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built.


  4. This is so cute Vicki, I love that adorable image!! Gorgeous coloring and beautiful cross-stitch die! I bet your parents loved it! Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. What a delight to be able to send Valentines to your Mum and Dad. They’re only sent to ‘other halves’ over here but this is a lovely gesture. Seeing the image is like going back in time to when I first began stamping – images like yours were the trend, then – lots of cute dolls. I bet your parents were thrilled.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x


  6. Ohhhhh, this is precious, Miss Vicki! I love the Americana style with the patriotic colors, and the pretty shading around the darling doll! I had a Raggedy Anne doll, did you? And there you go with that tee-tiny twine bow again! Sigh! Jello here! LOL Wonderfully sweet card. hugs, de


  7. A fabulous card Vicki, it’s an adorable Raggedy Anne image and you’ve coloured it beautifully. Love the die cut frame, it finishes it off to perfection.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Avril x


  8. Such an adorable card, I just love the Raggedy Anne doll! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)


  9. aww, what a cute and sweet valentine you made for your mom! I’m sure she loved it with the Raggedy Ann image and I love all those great layers you included! Hope your valentine’s day was just delightful!


  10. Oh my goodness, this is beyond adorable. I love your red, white, and blue theme, and your design and coloring are perfect. Super cute!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy’s Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!


  11. Oh, oh, oh, this is so adorable!! I love all your fabulous layers and your gorgeous coloring!! I’m sure your mom loved it! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  12. Your card also brought back wonderful memories for me. My Mom hand made the dolls and clothes, Andy too in all sizes and sold them. I have a pair of the giant ones and I wanted them in beige and browns to go with my decor at the time. I displayed them on an old steamer trunk in my dinning room for many years. I recently was trying to clean out stuff on a shelf in our basement and opened a large box and there they were! I love the card and the digi, might have to have it, makes a perfect Valentine for your Mom and I bet she absolutely loved it.



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