Monday, 8 November 2010

Jumping for Joy at Karen's Doodles

Happy Monday morning all!  Just for a change, I decided that I'd like to join in with the main Karen's Doodles DT this morning and celebrate 'A Black and White Christmas' with them.  So my Karen's Doodles post will be today, this week.

Our challenge to you this week is to create a Christmas project in black and white - although, just to make it a little easier, you can use some colour on your image (but not anywhere else!).  I've had a sneaky peek at my Teamies' projects and you won't be disappointed, believe me - there are some stunners!

Here's my contribution:

Image: Karen's Doodles 'Joy'

Papers: Pink Petticoat digital papers, 'Snowflakes' collection (contains papers in all sorts of beautiful colours!)

Whilst on a bit of a pre-Christmas foraging spree the other day, I came across some wonderful little nets of chocolate snowballs at Thorntons.  So I bought loads as I had in mind plenty of little projects to make for stocking fillers.  Then I saw this wonderful image by Karen's Doodles and thought it would make a brilliant accompaniment to a box of snowballs. 

I made an ordinary tall box, then cut out a panel out of one side and backed it with a piece of thin acetate, to create a window.  Originally, I had intended to make a lid for the box but decided simply to squeeze it together at the top to close it (I stapled it, actually).

Sylvester, the happy snowman in this digistamp, is much larger than this - he has a bouncing bottom and everything - but I just wanted to keep the focus on the 'Joy' part.  I didn't want to colour too heavily either, so kept the colours simple, colouring 'Joy' red for punch. And, of course, a little glitter always helps!

This is destined for some little person's stocking at Christmas, for sure.

So, why not join us in the Karen's Doodles Challenge this week?  Use a Karen's Doodles image and show us your black and white Christmas creations. There will be three winners, as usual:

* 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.

As always, I shall look forward to seeing what you come up with!  And don't forget to check out my Teamies' blogs and leave them some love!

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh wow. . . .how incredible is this?!

  2. Hi Peri
    This is one cute little bag. Love it:)
    Anne x

  3. What a fantastic project Peri, it's absolutely wonderful, and what a lovely gift, love it!!

  4. oh wauw´s so cute and lovely. Love everything about it.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  5. GORGEOUS bag Peri, love the snowman. Joey.x


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