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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Hearts and Flowers at We do Doobadoo

Good morning folks, I'm chasing my tail again as this week has been so hectic so this post is a bit late but  better late than never I suppose. We've got a new challenge starting at We Do Doobadoo and our theme is 'Hearts and Flowers'. As always there are some gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo goodies for our lucky winner and you don't have to use our products to play along (although we love it when you do).
I've made a little wall hanger for my DT project using lots of Dutch Doobadoo goodies (you can find links at the bottom of this post)

I started off with a wooden heart that I picked up at the Works, its was only £1.99 so it was a bit of a bargain. I painted one half green and the other grey on both sides of the heart and once the paint was dry I set to with my favourite Dutch doobadoo A5 brick stencil and Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, creating a brick effect on half of each side of the heart. On the green areas I stencilled some polka dots using more LMP that i'd coloured with some violet PanPastel. Once it was dry I added some colour to the bricks with various shades of brown PanPastel.

The flowers were all stamped and die cut using Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies. I took some pretty papers from my stash and used the Dutch Doobadoo envelope template to create a little lacy effect envelop and added another layer with the Shape Art template and some lilac gingham paper on which I 'd stamped the words 'happy place' using brilliance ink and a stamp from Chocolate Baroque.
I die cut my name and embossed with purple EP and began assembling the project. I added a postcard created by using a stamp of the same name from Premium Craft Brands and popped the letters in position. I added lots of the delicate Dutch doobadoo laser art fern leaves that i coloured up with PanPastels. The dainty butterflies are also Dutch Doobadoo laser art, they have been embossed with Aqua Sparkle and Sprinkle embossing powder. To finish off I took some lilac ribbon to create a hanging loop and topped that with a seam binding bow using the same ribbon.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
A Girl Who Crafts: anything goes
Altered Eclectics: anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper: anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Knockouts: Hearts a Flutter
Die Cut Divas: words, quotes/sentiments
Dies R us: hearts plus die cuts
Fairy Tale: something with a heart

I'm feeling quite organised today (for a change lol), I've got the housework done, washing done and drying, a big casserole bubbling away in the slow cooker so I've just go the shopping to do and then the rest of the weekend is my own (hopefully) so with any luck I'll be able to spend the afternoon crafting, yipppeeeeeee!
Have a great day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Claire, such a beautiful shaped card... great job!
    Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  2. What a beautiful work of art Claire!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. A gorgeous collage, just lovely.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Lovely project to hang in your craft room! That would be my happy place... Great textures from the brick stencil.

  5. Wonderful heart and brilliant idea to split the colours and textures. Lou x

  6. This is gorgeous Clair, I love how you have combined the brick wall, the patterned paper and the gorgeous flowers, brilliant. Thanks for joining us for Diecut Divas Words, Sentiments and Quotes Challenge. Cathie DT.

  7. So cute! I love it when artists make things for themselves :) So much interest, with all the texture and flowers! Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics ~ Christi DT


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