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"Sweet as honey" with Doobadoo

This is the theme for the next challenge over on " We Doobadoo" UK challenge blog and I have decided to base my card around the words ..... so no bees in sight I'm afraid. That doesn't mean that I do not like bees but just didn't feel the "buzz" this week. I was given a set of beautiful postcards a long while back which I put away for safe keeping as they were just too precious too use ..... several years later, I have decided that they are just to precious not to use! The girl image is so sweet and using this as my inspiration, I have created a new baby card. I have used the Doobadoo Shape Art 2 template to create my card base. I cut a further layer out using a honeycomb effect paper (from Teresa Collins) and for added interest, have embossed the paper with the template, highlighting the embossing with my pan pastels. Very simple layers as didn't want to lose the main image. I have also framed a die cut sock which has been decorated w

Pan Pastels playing along with Scrap365

Hello and welcome to the Scrap365 and Pan Pastels  Back to Basics Blog Hop... Awash With Colour! The Scrap 365 team challenged the Pan Pastel team to go "Awash with colour" by asking us all to choose a specific colour palette which we then had to follow....the results are amazing!  Hi there, fingers crossed you have found your way to my blog via Riikka 's blog . Don't worry if you have come via another blog as there is no hard and fast rule as to wish way you should hop ! Now I know it is Saturday and Pan Pastel challenge normally start on a Sunday but as you see from above, we're having fun playing along with the Scrap 365 team. So the remit .... choose a colour palate and then create a scrap page inspired by these colours. Here is the colour palate I chose to work with .... I did shudder, shiver and have palpitations for a wee while, as am not a scrapper: would love to create more scrap pages and/or canvases but never

Adding texture with pan pastels

Well it's Sunday again and that means a new challenge at Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel Challenges and the theme this week is all about adding texture .. the more the merrier. I have made a tag for this weeks challenge and used Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Art as my base. I lightly covered the denim material with silver metallic pan pastel to add a little shimmer. I also frayed the edges. I have used the Haberdashery stamp set from Studio 12 and coloured the images with raw umber pan pastel. To add a shine, I have covered the images with Versamark and then clear detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set which I have stamped with Versamark and then coloured with raw umber pan pastel and then embossed as per other images. I framed the image with a silver frame which I found amongst my stash ... need to organise my things one of these days!   I have added frilly layers using a doily, Dutch Doobadoo swirls, buttons and butterfly laser cuts. The buttons have be

We Do Doobadoo the new UK Doobadoo Challenge blog

Yippee the day has finally arrived for the launch of the UK Doobadoo Challenge blog called  " We Do Doobadoo "   and I am very lucky indeed to be part of the team. This means I get to play with all the wonderful Doobadoo products ... bliss. Our first challenge is called "Hearts Forever" and this gave me the perfect opportunity to use the "Locks and Keys" laser cuts on my card. I have covered the lock and key in Versamark and then coloured with Bronze metallic pan pastel. I then covered them again in versamark and this time smoothered both with detail clear embossing powder. I wanted both the lock and key to look aged and pitted. I handcut a heart, tinting edges with Raw umber pan pastel, and punched a hole in the top corner. I have threaded the lock through the hole and stuck it in place. As an added touch, I cut the key hole part away and put the key through, securing it to the back of my heart. I have used the Flower Swirls stencil on bo