Embellish, embellish and embellish with Dutch Doobadoo

Saturday has arrived and made me realise that the school Easter holiday are almost over and I will be back at school on Tuesday ..... gone far too quickly and still have loads to achieve on my "to do" list. Somehow I don't see everything being completed this weekend.

The theme over at We Do Doobadoo this fortnight is "Embellish It" and something I thing we crafters all do. I'm guilty of never knowing when to stop sometimes and then regret sticking that last one extra embellie one ......! That probably explains why I don't enter too many CAS challenges .... hee, hee, hee.

I have used an Envelope Art stencil from Dutch Doobadoo as my starting point and turned it in to my card base. I have tried to make it look as if the envelope is half open and "stuff" is falling out (hope that makes sense)?

The starting point for my card was this heart design (made using Heart of Flowers stencil) which I had inked and embossed and then cut out. It was a "left over" from another project (all will be revealed tomorrow). I have aged it further with raw umber and permanent pink tint pan pastels.

Now for a couple of quick sneak peeks (and don't tell Nikky Hall pretty please) but that gorgeous butterfly is from a new stamp set to be revealed on 29th April 2014. I have coloured the butterfly with raw umber pan pastels and then once dry, coloured very lightly with my gold GraphIt shaker pen.

Here's another sneak peek at some more of the new stamps and yep, one is an aged postcard stamp, along with some clocks and wonderful sentiments.

I did have one moment of discovery when making my card and again I apologise if I am boring any of you who have already done this but I was so happy, I had to share .... in other words "bless" .. hee, hee, hee! I have used the Dutch Doobadoo laser art flourish corners and didn't want to just stick them in a corner, so had a play.

The corners look delicate but are very robust and take a lot of "man handling". I wanted to use the corners on my matting panel and finally settled on the position in the third photo.

Off for a bit of retail torture with Aaron today .... my head and feet hurt already. Have a great day everyone,

x x x

Products I used on my card:
Dutch Doobadoo Polyester Rectangle Envelope Stencil  Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Butterflies Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Flourish Corners   

 Heart of flower Mask/stencil 6x6"  780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel  340.8 Permanent Red Tint - Pan Pastel Glitter Shake - Graph'It Markers
Tattered Lace rose die
 NEW PAB stamps (launch 29th April)
Papers: Prima, Fairy Belle

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Daring Card Makers - another dimension
Fairy Tale Challenge - butterflies
Wags and Whiskers - lots of layers
4 crafty girls - anything goes
Red Rubber Designs - back to nature
Addicted to stamps - anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies - Mother's Day or special lady
Fab'n'Funky - flower power


Kathy said…
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week.
happyglitzygirl said…
A most beautiful and elaborate creation, love all the die cuts, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde
Unknown said…
Absolutely stunning Lou
I just adore your make
Hugs Susan xx
Anjie said…
Stunning make Lou, love it!
Drea Slee said…
Beautifully done!! Fantastic stamping and layers! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT host Inspirational #116
Claire said…
Wow Lou, another stunning project. Great idea to make a card with that template, sooooo pretty with all those lovely embellies
Claire xx
Susan Hogan said…
Like the diecut corners and the whole falling out of the envelope thingy. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.
Sue said…
Beautiful card, love all the details and soft colours and the corners look great! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
Deepti said…
This is beautiful, love the stamping and layering u did :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM !!
Shirley said…
Wow, I just found your blog and already I am thinking I just might need some pan pastels!! I just bought some gelatos. This is a really fun, feminine, and pretty card!
Stine said…
Wonderful Card.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

HUgs stine
Very clever and very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!