Monday, 2 August 2010

A Warm Welcome at Karen's Doodles

Hello my Crafty Blogland friends and welcome to my first post as a full-time member of Karen's Doodles' Design Team.  I'm really excited to have been invited to join this wonderfully talented team and I'm looking forward to working with Karen's fabulous images.

So here's my first DT card:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Grocery Mom'

Papers: October Afternoon

Other: Coupons, etc., put together on the PC!

I loved this image as soon as I saw it.  How many of us have been there, eh?  And they have the cheek to call shopping 'retail therapy'! This certainly isn't!

There's a great sense of movement here too - Karen has really captured the frantic dash through the aisles, hasn't she?  Couldn't help but giggle when I was colouring.

Coloured up with my Copics, I added grounding and 'glow' with my Prismas, as always, although it was tempting to add some extra 'aisle' detail in the background.  Instead, I decided to add a shopping list and some coupons to compliment this image and add a little interest. 

Aaaaah, my first card done! I'm looking forward to the next one now!

There are big changes afoot on the Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog and the Design Team is now made up of members from the US, UK and Scandinavian blogs, along with me, the new girl!  You'll find all the wonderful inspiration you're used to seeing from Karen's DT but now it will be all in one place!  How exciting!

There will also be changes in the way that the challenge prizes are awarded:

* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.

Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Remember, you have to be in it to win it so why not join in with this week's challenge, which is an easy one: 'Anything Goes'. Use a Karen's Doodles image and make anything you want - any image, any colour, any style!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's cards too - they're fabulous, I can tell you!

Happy crafting.


  1. stunning amazing fab wow just love this and oh yes brings back memories. Your colouring is 1st class oh to dream of producing a coloured piece like this.

  2. oh this is amazing Peri, your colour work has really brought the image to life
    Anne x

  3. This is sooooo much fun! Awesome job as always Peri!

  4. Peri, so happy you have joined us at Karen's Doodles. And what a great first card, love your coloring on this image (as always) and very cute embellishments. Welcome to the team!

  5. Wow this is stunning Peri. I love your colouring and layout.


  6. Hiya Peri

    this is gorgeous Hunny, I absolutely adore polka dots my fave!!! and your colourwork is outstanding!!! Sorry I havent stopped by sooner blasted flu :O(


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