Monday, April 19, 2010

Karen's Doodles times Two

It's time for another challenge from Karen's Doodles! and today we bring you a recipe challenge. Now, you will notice my title to this entry is "times two". This is what happens when you get so excited over the card that you are making, that you forget all about the recipe! I got ready to post my card on the DT blog, and realized I hadn't even thought about that recipe. So, as a result, I have two cards to share with you. One followed the recipe, and one was my own cookin!

So, after all that rambling, you would probably like to know what the secret recipe is - use 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon and 3 brads or gems. Pretty easy - just don't get carried away like I did. For my card, I used Home Tweet Home. I love bluebirds - they are always so cheerful.

This card is for the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges - sketch
Totally Papercrafts - spring
Copics Colour Challenge - B93, E47, Y23
Alota - Mother's Day
Stamp Something - Something Layered (Karen is sponsoring the prize this week)

Now on to my second card! (which was really meant to be my first!) Anyone who knows me, knows that I love going to the beach. We are really blessed to have a beach house on a small island in South Carolina, and I'm itching to go. So, I had to have this image, On the Beach, as soon as I saw it. As you can see, this card did not follow the recipe - it had too many calories - lol.

Here are the challenges for this one:
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Paper Sundaes - No People
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Let the Sunshine in
All Sorts - In Stitches
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Bows, Buttons, Bling
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Doodle Palace - Funny Animals

We love seeing the great projects you come up with using Karen's images!


Anonymous said...

How cute. Both cards are great.

Ann Whitfield said...

Both cards are fabulous - and thanks to your excitement we get to enjoy two! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Sue said...

oh another one who forgets recipe phew, lol. Two gorgeous cards, fabby images, great colouring, thank you for joining us ta Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Crystal said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love your colouring and the design paper you used for both are very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gini, this is a very sweet card. I plaid paper, it is perfect for that image. Those little birdies look so happy! Great job on the challenge.

Mummylade said...

it's a lovely image! I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge with this and good luck.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

They are both just adorable! Love the details you added and the coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

CraftinGranny said...

Great cards!!! Love your blog and all the new sites I'm getting to see to play on and shop. Thanks so much for stopping by, the sweet comment, and for becoming a follower. Good luck in the candy draw!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Fleur said...

Great cards, fantastic stitching.
Thanks for taking part in my first ALLSORTS challenge.
Hugz Fleur xXx

coldwaters2 said...

I am in love with both these cards the images and colours are so beautiful it is fabulous that you have joined us for a second time at Crafty Ann's it has been a pleasure visiting you.
Lorraine x

debbies said...

I love this image and you did a great job coloring!

Annette Bowes said...

Lovely creations, wonderful colouring and distressing. Thanks for joining us again over at Doodle Palace, take careX:)

Linda L said...

I really love the card you did for SSDS. That is such a cute image and your added so much with all the detail. I love all the layers and of course the buttons and bows.
I am having a celebration at my blog if you have time to stop I would love to have you join in.

~Christina~ said...

Those are way cute :)

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both fabulous!!

Marie said...


Thanks for participating in the Alota Rubber Stamps Mother's Day Challenge.

Stamping Seasons said...

Wow, you go girl.!! Love both your cards!

Chrissie said...

Two fabulous cards and I can see why you were carried away!
Thanks for joining in again with Crafty Ann's challenge.

Anonymous said...

ADORABLE!!! Both cards. :)

Doodle Palace said...

Such a CUTE image and colored SO well! Thanks SO much for joining us this week at Doodle Palace!

Dee and Robin

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well, we are very lucky to see not one but two cards. I've done the same thing before and only realised after the event that I've added something wrong or omitted something OR even worse that I've missed a deadline!!! Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Debbie said...

Two adorable cards. :) Thanks for entering the stitching one into the crafty pad challenge. :)


HappyCrafter said...

Awesome cards! I love the beach too, despite that, I like the first card best--those birdies are so cute and the colours striking. So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes.

AmandaB said...

Both your cards are adorable... I just love images you used.. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at SSDS this week..


Emma said...

Aw such gorgeous card, adorable image and lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Shelley said...

Your card is gorgeous and a great interpretation on Crafty Anns Challenge.
Thanks for joining in.
Hugs Shelley xx

BananaStamper said...

Such cute images and really cute cards! Thanks for joining us at PS!

Helene said...

Very cute love the little birds.
Thank you for joining the Alota Rubber Stamps Mother's Day challenge

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hey you lucky lady! Congratulations on your win at Crazy 4 Challenges!