Monday, 14 June 2010

Summertime at Karen's Doodles

I'm beginning to wonder if summer will ever arrive here in the UK.  We'd all love to see the sun.  But, the forecasters still seem to be saying that when it does arrive, it will be hot, hot, hot so there's hope!

Over at the Karen's Doodles USA Challenge Blog we're celebrating summer today - and I don't doubt that some of my fellow teamies are having excellent weather at the moment, lucky things!

Summer bring to mind an old friend, who had a convertible BMW some years ago.  We would travel all over in the nice weather, top down, singing at the tops of our voices to whatever was on the radio.  Aahhh, happy days.  So when I saw this image from Karen's store, I just knew it was the one for me:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'On The Road Again', one of Karen's 'Rosie' images

Papers: Scenic Route

Tools: EK Success Retro Flower Punches; Floral Punch leaf spray

Wouldn't you just love to be in the passenger seat?  You can almost feel the wind in her ..... trunk!

I chose to cut this image 'out of the box' with my large Nestabilities rectangle die - I think there's a feeling of real movement here, which is helped even more by cutting a strip of striped paper on an angle to point the way.  And these papers from Scenic Route are just so summery!

I coloured Rosie up with my Copics and added some 'glow' and grounding with my Prismas. And because she is a very chic elephant, I added a little bling to the corner of her sun glasses - can you see it?  And only a little red sporty number would do for this gorgeous lady!

So, time for you to go and check out the rest of the DT's wonderful creations - I'm a lucky girl to be among such talented teamies. 

And then it's over to you - I can't wait to see your summertime projects.  Remember to use a Karen's Doodles image on your entry and who knows, you could be the lucky winner of free images from the lady herself.

Happy crafting.


  1. Peri, this card is just amazing. Your coloring on sweet Rosie is fabulous as always. Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month.

  2. Wow!!You did an amazing job coloring and I love your layout. What a cute elephant! Goota check out the digi's here. Thanks Peri!

  3. Hi Peri

    this is soo cute, I really love this card and the image is soo wunderfull
    great coloring

    greetings karin

  4. Such a great card! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

  5. What FUN! This jewel will place a smile on someone's face!

  6. What a great card! Your colouring is fantastic! You fit in great with the rest of us Doodle girls!!!

  7. Ah Peri...not sure if a card can get any cuter than this one!! Love this! ;D Diana Q

  8. oh this makes me smile BIG!!!! I love her! she is such a grand ellie in her fab sports car and sparkly shades...... I wanna be just like her! so stylish. and those flowers are gorgeous! :)

  9. Hi Peri

    this is a lovely card
    great colours..... just beautiful

    greetings karin

  10. This is absolutely fabulous Peri!!


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