Get Doodling!

I doodle on scraps of paper whenever I’m sat with a pen and paper, waiting out my time on hold to various companies.  But, it has never been something I felt brave enough to add to my cards, just in case I go wrong….!  However, doodling is a must for the new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays, so this week, I doodled on a card!!

We were lucky to be sponsored by Scribbles Designs for this challenge – I have to admit I struggled to pick just one stamp!  Her designs are so cute and a pleasure to colour 🙂  But, bearing in mind that my doodles are usually stars or paws, I thought this little fox would be the perfect companion to my paw print doodles!

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I coloured the image with Pro-Markers as usual, even colouring the background with Cool Grey 1 to help it stand out.  I then cut a circle aperture in the front of the card and mounted the image inside the card, allowing the fox to “peek” through.  The sentiment is in Minya Nouvelle font, cut straight from black cardstock and mounted directly to the front of the card.  And then it was time to doodle…..  I kept it simple, drawing a light pencil line to keep my paws in a straight-ish line, and just used my black Pro-Marker (after checking that it wouldn’t bleed too much on a scrap of paper).  Have to admit, I’m delighted with the results!  I like the fact that the footprints are not all the same size, or even straight and evenly spaced.  I don’t think this will be my last attempt at doodling on a card!!

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I’d love to see your doodled projects – make sure you head over to Sentimental Sundays with your entries, and take a look at the other DT projects while you’re there too!

I’d lie to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less Is More – Round and Round

Charisma Cardz – CAS

Crafty Calendar – Animal Antics

Creative Card Crew – Animals

The Crafter’s Cafe  – Doodling


A very quick, last minute post…

I promised to share my three special family cards with you, and here I am with the last in the trilogy….

This card is for my husband; we’ve been together since our late teens and celebrated our 12th anniversary earlier this year!  I chose “Christmas Together” by Sami Stamps as it reminded me of that moment, before we tiptoe up to bed on Christmas Eve, when we just take a look around and count our blessings…

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I kept the style of the card very simple, as that is the card style that he prefers – the bright reds and greens bring the tree to life, while the doodle frames it all off nicely.  I paper pieced the jumpers from the Harper Finch Sweater Weather paper collection and coloured the rest of the card in with Pro-Markers, not a spot of glitter in sight on this card!

Anyway, I’ve got brownie mince pies in the oven, so I’d best hustle on…  Best wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown – What Christmas Means To Me

Try It On Tuesdays – Trees

Top Tip Tuesday – Christmas

Scribble And Scrap – Anything Goes

Partytime Tuesdays – Challenge #152: Merry Christmas

LEJ Designs – Challenge 84: Anything goes

Ladybug Crafts – CAS

The Squirrel And The Fox – Merry Christmas

Thanks for reading x