Sunday, 1 February 2009

Yellow/Green AND a Little Recipe

It's February already, that January didn't seem to hang around for long! Been a cold month, let's hope that this new month will be a little warmer (fat chance I fear with the promise of snow!).

Bit of a funny title eh? But it will make sense once I explain; I hope! This week on Dottie's World the challenge was set by the lovely Nicola, this is what she wanted:

Spring is nearly I want to see shades of yellow & green, including a download of course....

Last week on Dottie's World the challenge was set by the equally lovely Juliet:

This week we are working with a Recipe.....
At least 1 Charmed Download
1 Flower - must be handmade!!!
3 Buttons
1 Ribbon
Chuck it all together and add a bit of doodling to finish.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to make that one so this week I have tried to combine the two: Nicola colours with Juliet's recipe.

I used an image from the Back to Front bundle; namely Oh so Pretty Dottie. This really is a fabulous collection where each image has a "front" and a "back". I therefore made a bookmark for the card with a front and a back.

The bookmark is attached to the card with a Basic Grey magnetic snap and detaches very easily. It can of course also be used as a fridge magnet if the recipient prefers.

This is a large card so the bookmark is a good size.

The flowers were made from a sheet of We R Memory Keepers Double-sided Cardstock - Silver Lining Buoyant. I had used the flowers on the paper for something else a while ago and the plain leftover paper was perfect. I drew the flowers, cut them out then doodled on them and distressed the edges. Butttons have been used to decorate. The flowers and leaves have thin florist wire on the back, which allowed me to bend them into position for a more realistic look.

Products used:
Oh so Pretty Dottie
We R Memory Keepers Double-sided Cardstock - Silver Lining Buoyant
Yellow Dotted Cardstock
Green Bazzill for the leaves
Chipboard Frame
Maya Road Velvet Ric Rac
All My Memories Ric Rac
All my Memories Kiwi Green Ribbon
We R Memory Keepers Silver Eyelets
Queen & Co Flower Brads
Ink and Glossy Accent
K&Co Wild Saffron Butterfly
K&Co Berry Sweet Floral Felt Trim
Lil' Davis Clip

Lots of Doodling with various pens.

Everything is of course available at Charmed :-)



Adele said...

Oh Karen, so much wonderful detail. Love the magnet idea and the flowers and the ric rac and the image and the....LOL. WEll love it all!

Hugs Dingle.xx

Nicky said...

What a great idea Karen love the bookmark/firdge magnet idea, lovely card

Bagladee said...

Gorgeous colours, reminds me of summer time. I do hope we get some warmer weather this year. :) x

maddy hill said...

your cards are always guarented to brighten up the day with your gorgeous colour combos Karen - you have a lovely style ... i love your cards theres always little details to pick out on them !

love maddyx

sylvia said...

so lovely!
hugs sylvia

Louly said...

Karen I didn't get chance to ook at this one last week, isn't it ace! I love how you've used the B2F image. Gorgeous.