Sunday, 25 January 2009

Hello Strangers- time for a Dottie Challenge!

Sorry it's been a while since posting, it's just been one of those weeks where everything has happened. Jack falling down stairs, work hectic, NVQ assessments, assessor visit...poorly children AGAIN. A little bit of crafting has been going the scenes but not a lot!

I did my first ever Magnolia image swap over on the Crafts by Carolyn Forum - it was such fun organising all the images and now I have a little bundle of brand new images to play with too- if only I get some time to play!! Thank you to all those who took part.

This week also saw the release of a brand new Dottie and George Download collection and if you haven't already seen it- IT IS FAB- it's called Back 2 front and is such fun to work with. Thanks Lou it is great!!

Right, let's get on with this week's Dottie's World Challenge. It's Juliet who set us the challenge this week:
The challenge today is a recipe:
1 of the downloads
1 ribbon
3 buttons
1 flower, but it has to be handmade (not a shop bought one, oh no!)
Chuck it all together and see what you come up with!

I used "Oh so pretty" Dottie, back and front for this. AS soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to try it first. I love it. I cut around both images, used my Nestabilities- large circle to cut a circle through card and patterned paper, sandwiched an embossed sheet of acetate in between and stuck the Dottie images front 2 Back!! LOL.
I had to question what to stick Dottie onto the acetate with as I am a novice at using acetate I will happily admit, I was pleased to hear theat my old favourite Glossy Accents does a fine job for this....what better excuse for needing a new bottle soon!
I finished off with a little flower my darling mum crocheted for me ( I cannot crochet to save my life!) and 3 little pearly buttons I salvaged off an old bloused years ago!
Papers/brad are from my bargain Basic Grey - Sugared.
Pop over to see the rest of the Dottie Team creations and don't forget we need a new Guest Designer for February too!


Pink Feather Paradise said...

she is very cute, and I love the crochet flower, well done again its beautiful!
the acetate is really clever!


Louby said...

Wow how did you fit in the time to make such a fab card - having read your post and profile. Must get round to doing something with acetate myself- yours looks great.
First time on your blog, but i'll be back.
Louby x

Sarah C said...

What a cute card. Your mum's a darling doing the flower for you and what a great idea for the acetate. I still smile when I see the reverse of this image though LOL xoxox

Juliet said...

Gorgeous Adele - love the embossed acetate (never thought of doing that) and love your mum's flower. Fab card. xx

Louly said...

Oh Adele this is perfect! You are amazing! I love how you've embossed the acetate, I must try that idea.

Nicky said...

This is beautiful, I love the colours and the flower is just so cute

Nick said...

gorgeous card adele-and I love the embossed acetate idea-will have to give that a go!

Ellen said...

what a fun idea to have the image both frontal and the back . I like the acetate too

Claire Mackaness said...

This is lovely Adele, I never realised you could emboss acetate, it's so effective.

V Colbourne said...

That flower is awesome, don't worry I can't crochet either :( Wish I could, look at all the fabby flowers we could be Great card, look the front and back look!

Joanna said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Am running out to buy some acetate as we speak...he he he! Seriously, i can't wait to try that technique!!

Also i have left something for you on my blog!!

Carol Ann said...

Great card and it is so much fun to see the other side of the image when you open the card x

Jac’s Playground said...

Wow what a gorgeous, sweet and amusing card. Love the embossed acetate it is so effective. x

Sarah said...

Wow Adele, what a cute card! I just love how you have embossed the acetate, clever idea ;o)