Wednesday, 9 April 2014

All buttons and bows with Dutch Doobadoo

The challenge this week over at We Do Doobadoo (which is the UK Challenge Blog for Dutch Doobadoo) is called "buttons and bows", which is a great theme for all us crafters who love our embellishments. Remember you don't have to have any of the products to join in, but if you do there are bonus points.

I have decided to ink up my gorgeous Studio 12 Haberdashery set as adore that mannequin stamp. Using Walnut Stain distress ink, stamped the image and coloured in with pan pastels (Permanent Red Tint). The sentiments have been made using Studio 12 Distressed Typewriter alphabet set and Walnut Stain distress ink.

I used the "Small Circles" from Dutch Doobadoo to create all my backgrounds and lightly coloured the embossing with my pan pastels. I just felt that this stencil gave a quilt effect which matched in with the sewing theme (per se) that I was after.

In the Studio 12 haberdashery set, there is a little button card which I have stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink and then aged further with my pan pastels. I have then added a selection of Dutch Doobadoo laser cut buttons to the card, finishing one with a knotted bow.

I then suddenly realised (just in time) that the theme was "buttons and bows" and quickly added a ribbon bow to the top of the mannequin, finished off with another Doobadoo button (phew).

I also couldn't resist adding a smidgen of the honeycomb soft board for no other reason than I wanted to!

Finally getting in to school holiday mood and enjoying my "relax" and am praying it doesn't whizz past me too quickly.

x x x 

Here are a list of the main products I have used:
Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Small Circles    Card/Softboard laser Art A5 - Honeycomb    Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons 

Distressed Typewriter Aphabet A6Haberdashery A5
  340.8 Permanent Red Tint - Pan Pastel   430.3 Magenta Shade - Pan Pastel   780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel

Pins, ribbons, flowers and safety pin from my stash.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Just inkspirational - embossing
Craft your Passionn - no DP
The Crafty Bloggers Network - die cuts or embossing (I've done both!)
Crafty Cardmakers - frame it
Vintage stamping challenges - anything goes
One stitch at a time - flowers
Pile It On - Feminine


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous design and

Lin said...

Wow just delicious!!

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Tracey Fehr said...

This is just gorgeous! Love all your buttons! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On this week.
Tracey, DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Lou I like the soft colours!!
Kevin xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely creation! I love all the details and those flowers are just stunning.

Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Hazel said...

A lovely card with lots of super embellishments. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Claire said...

Fabulous card, love the pretty detailing and soft colours. Hugs, Claire x

Julie Reed said...

Gorgeous, love the design and colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT:)

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Lou, this is gorgeous, I love all the beautiful detail and embellishments.
Linda xxxx

Lisa H said...

What a wonderful card!!

Nikky Hall said...

This is just stunning! SO SO Pretty!! Great make for We Do Doobadoo challenge!

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Beautiful Lou
Hugs Susan xx

Karon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the little buttons and hexagons. Gorgeous layers. Just catching up on some blog visiting and would like to say thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week.

Wildfire said...

I like the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! :)

Petya DT

Lesley said...

Wow this is stunning, huge hugs Lesley xx

Lea Brawn said...

Well you've been hiding your light under a bushel this is a gorgeous card. X

Melissa Doherty said...

You picture hadn't even fully loaded on my screen yet and already my mouth was hanging open. This is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges - Melissa DT

Randi Pearl said...

I love this card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges


Bev said...

I guess its all about texture with Dutch Doobadoo and you've certainly shown lots of that Lou! Its a stunner x

ElizabethR said...

This is so pretty. Elizabeth x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous make love it hun - I also have blog candy on my blog if you fancy a peek
hugs xxx

Anjie said...

Lou this is absolutely stunning work.

Claire Boelema said...

You've done it again - STUNNING!!! x

Claire said...

Hi Lou, just playing catch up on my favourite blogs. This card is a real stunner, love all the details and pretty embellies and the colours are soft and delicate. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a beautifully put together card. Gorgeous embellishments and beautiful flowers too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

J said...

Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more... I love the delicate muted colours!


meine-bastelarena said...

Gorgeous card. Love your soft color scheme, really elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sujin