31 March 2010

End of March creations

...where has this month gone??

This is the first month I've been able to complete every single one of the Design Dollies challenges, I just love those girls!!

First, a layout.  I was really happy with how the colours came together for this one.  Basically I just used up a bunch of leftover bits and pieces that were cluttering up my desk, and when it was done I noticed all the spots and dots, love that!!!

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# Design Dollies ~ Sketch challenge

Edited to add: I had a few questions about the layout - so here's the ingredients list ~
* Kaisercraft papers (the brown spotty one is the reverse side of Home for Christmas - Kris Kringle; the red with white spots is the reverse side of Vagabond - Gypsy) and a smidgen of Basic Grey from my offcuts folder.  
* American Crafts 'Alpha Pals - Champion Block - Black' alpha stickers - I'm pretty sure they are discontinued; my stash is pretty old!!  I added white Signo gel pen around the edges because it told me to, and I always listen to my Signo.
* Making Memories Tiny Alphas with some more white gel pen to doctor up some of the letters.
* Journalling stamp: Li'l Davis stamped with ColorBox fluid chalk.
* Buttons (because I love circles and I love buttons) stitched on with DMC embroidery floss.
* And a bit of that green negative embie (from Kate) tucked in behind the title
* Paper napkin flower, leftover from making J-girl's Easter carton 

Next, some cards:

# Design Dollies ~ Colour challenge ~ Red, turquoise, white
I made a second card while all the red, white and turquoise bits were all over my scrap desk...

# Design Dollies ~ Colour challenge ~ Red, turquoise, white
# Basic Grey ~ Challenge 16 ~ Tutti Frutti
I used Basic Grey stamps on this card (oops, I smudged the sentiment, don't tell anyone...)


  1. well done karen!! not only made one but TWO cards!! love the boots layout too!! thanks for playing!

  2. Love that layout Karen, and I wouldn't have noticed the smudge unless you mentioned it! ;) Love the egg carton idea too, just wish I hadn't just thrown one out last night.

  3. so did not notice the smudges at all cause I was too busy looking at the beauty of it. Im am totally macking on those cards!

  4. All are lovely Karen. Love the red on these cards, and the title on the LO is wonderful! ~Chelsea

  5. oooh, girlie, you are a MACHINE. so impressed that you've done ALL of our challenges! and can i say that, while i love our NEW Design Dollies and am looking forward to the new term, i'd have loved it if you'd tried out, too!!

    awesome projects - you ROCKED my colour challenges, and that BOOTS layout is fab. how did you do the BOOTS title?

  6. Great work Karen! Yay for using up old stash with the Boots LO :-)

  7. Hi Karen and thanks for entering my comp, the winners shall be announced shortly, wishing you a wonderful day, Tiff :):):)

  8. Wow you do fabulous work sweetie! I am thrilled to become a follower of yours(even if it is hidden).
    Just stopped in to thank you for entering my blog candy giveaway.
    Hugz to you sweetie!


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