Saturday, 8 March 2014

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

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 both my card base and matting card. Both have been tinted with Bronze, Light Gold and Raw Umber pan pastels. I finally added a decorative border, which is slightly larger than the card base, decorated with twine ribbon, lace offcut and a huge flower. A sprinking of hearts and Doobadoo lazer cut buttons as the finishing extra. The sentiment is from SU (I think).

Boring domestic weekend for me unfortunately but hope yours is a little more exciting,

x x x

I used these products:

Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Keys & Locks      Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons      Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Flower Swirl 
Bronze - Metallic Pan Pastel   Light Gold - Metallic Pan Pastel   780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel    Versamark Inkpad

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Bloggers Challenge - fabulous florals
Brown Sugar - make it sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
That's Crafty - anything goes
Penny's paper Crafty Challenge - anything but square
Stampotique Designs - textured background
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment for a girl


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lou, I like the design and all the detail.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, such lovely delicate colours and sooooo pretty. Boring weekend here too lol
Claire xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Lovely and romantic card, love the delicate colors and its 'shabby chic' character. Thank you for an inspiration!
Anna xxx

Tonnie Deijkers said...

very beautiful card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck
Tonnie DT

~ginny said...

Beautiful work Lou! I really like the aged metal look you achieved on the lock. I appreciate that you shared your delightful project & creativity with us!
Senior DT for Aud Sentiments: [#101 "Any Sentiment for a Girl"]
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Jennyfer L said...

Fab card with awesome details.
Thank you for playing with AudSentiments this week.

Paula Whittaker said...

Gorgeous card perfectly put together. Many thanks for taking part in the first That's Crafty! Challenge.

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous shabby chic, feel, Lou. Beautiful details and fab embossing.
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Anjie said...

This is gorgeous Lou. I love those locks and keys.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

So beautiful Lou ,just amazing
Hugs Susan xx

Kristin said...

LOVE the card! I like how you did the inking and the use of all the stencils!
Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack's Fun-Day Friday Challenge!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...this is just lovely. I love all the details and aged look of it...very vintage. That quote is a wonderful one too.

Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar for our Make it Sparkle Challenge. Good luck.